The game’s players are able to customise their own storyline, which can then be ‘featured’ and shared with other players. The catch is, there’s more than 12 million creators - and the content isn’t exactly well-regulated.
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The mobile game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. If you have kids, they've probably played it. But it's more problematic than most people realise.
App developers deploy three key tricks to make you a more loyal and proactive user.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it’s available in more than one language.
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Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
New electronic devices are being used by people of all ages to track activity, measure sleep and record nutrition.
There were 325,000 mobile health apps available in 2017. But while the digital health revolution is exciting, its rate of development is posing challenges for patients and healthcare professionals.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
A visitor arrives to Fira Barcelona congress centre on the third day of the Mobile World Congress.
The biggest mobile technology showcase of the year wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday. We took a look at some of the highlights.
Using a store’s mobile app can affect in-store purchases.
As businesses' branded mobile apps become more common and popular, how are they affecting shoppers' buying habits?
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
The act of spending money to impress others is a signal of resources to potential mates. Having resources is a valued trait by females.
Dating apps have changed the way people present themselves. Visual cues and short 100 word bios are the new currency of dating.
How do people make complex decisions?
Watching how people play a game against a computer opponent can help identify how humans use – or don't use – game theory principles to make decisions.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Where are all the data going?
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When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
WeChat has transformed from a social media to a payment platform (among other things) and had success in China. Could Australia be next?
While Apple Pay may have won the battle against some of Australia’s banks, it may lose the war against the providers of digital wallets, such as Tencent and Alibaba.
Donald Trump is famously attached to his phone.
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The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that's not going to happen, how else can such a sensitive gadget be kept safe?
A smartphone could help people fight depression.
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Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselors.
Does our dependence on smartphones harm our social fabric?
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The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
New technology and real-time data are breaking down the old transport system silos.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
Matatu or minibuses in a downtown Nairobi park. Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place.
Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.