Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
New technology claims to offer an effective alternative to hormonal contraception.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Here's a guide to getting rid of "junk" apps and ensuring your kids develop healthy tech habits both in term time and during the school holidays
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
Since spawning a global craze, Pokémon Go has shed a third of its players, while downloads have dried up. What did the developers do wrong, and what can others learn about keeping gamers happy?
Dyslexic? There's an app for that.
The Apple business model is failing. Its ability to keep customers confined to the company's ecosystem cannot be sustained because of the rise of apps and other online platforms.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
If you're creating an app for an iPad, then why not create it on an iPad too. Is Apple's Swift move to do this just another step towards the end of the personal computer?
What if the most interesting thing the Pokémon Go phenomenon offered was where it leads you?
Smartphone apps can help people cut back on the amount of alcohol they drink. But is it nagging apps or gentle persuiasion that people prefer?
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.
Pokémon's new augmented reality app reveals the challenges we'll face when robots and other autonomous technologies become commonplace.
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.