Companies are excellent at offering apps and services in exchange for users' data. This approach can also be a big boost to scholarly research.
With an estimated 100,000 health and fitness apps available, it seems there is an app for everything – from tracking your bowel movements to practising your pimple-popping technique.
Whatsapp has become the most popular way to share maps and information, because it's encrypted.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
Why Earth Day needs to more than an opportunity for environmentalists to spread the word.
Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
Many Australians already browse the web or send emails and messages to friends while watching television. Now Netflix wants to do what others have failed to do: combine both experiences in one app.
In areas as diverse as transport, health or commerce, the answer to many problems starts with open data.
Combining age-related loneliness with other social issues could help breathe new life into public services.
Although there are significant challenges to making data within My Health Record useful in the management of a person’s health, the move to make it more open is positive.
Having 'approved' poor quality, privacy-busting and clinically dubious apps, the NHS Health App Library closes - but it didn't need to be this way.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.
A "Yelp for people" app that offers crowdsourced opinions on people is a terrible idea, and probably illegal.
Tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?
The rapid uptake of adblocking software on Apple's latest devices shows that most users would be happy to see the back of online advertising.
Apps have been with us for less than 10 years, but have changed the way we use our phones.
Windows 10 has hit the shelves - will it reverse users unhappiness at previous versions?
Here's how some of the world's oldest cultural institutions are using drones and 3D printing to bring their collections to life.
Language experts review how one of the world's most popular language learning apps measures up against traditional teaching.