How you let young children use a tablet device can influence their behaviour in later years.
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 people already use a second device when watching television, but can Netflix combine the two experiences?
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.
Don’t lock it away, do something useful with it.
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.
Health Minister Sussan Ley wants people to be able to access their medical data using an app.
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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.
There’s still potential for health apps, but good ones.
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.
Easy to access, hard to prove.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.
For the people, by the people, enraging the people.
A "Yelp for people" app that offers crowdsourced opinions on people is a terrible idea, and probably illegal.
We now have the technology to do track our sleep through the night, but that may be doing more harm than good.
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?
Adblocking software has online advertising in retreat.
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.
There are over 1.5 million Apps available on iTunes, and 1.6 million for Android.
Apps have been with us for less than 10 years, but have changed the way we use our phones.
Windows 10, a bit of the new, a bit of the old.
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.
Worth practicing for your holiday?
Language experts review how one of the world's most popular language learning apps measures up against traditional teaching.
All the news that’s fit to click.
Ubiquitous social media giant Facebook has launched a mobile service called Instant Articles. It allows news stories provided by a number of partners to be read in their entirety from the Facebook iOS…
She looks very studious. But is she learning?
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With thousands of apps on the market, some tips to choose the right ones.
Return to the old ways of doing things?
Broadcast anything, anywhere is the new mantra of Periscope, Meerkat, Livestream and others.
How will they feel if they find their parents are monitoring their every online movement?
Teenagers need to trust their parents and learn about trusting others. Apps like Teensafe might undermine both.
Smartphones allow users to access help, information, or support anonymously and privately.
For every woman who reports domestic abuse, many more remain silent through fear, shame or simply because they don’t know who to turn to. But new digital programs could help.
John Chen with his BlackBerries.
Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen penned a blog post on net neutrality. He was in favor of net neutrality but in the last half of his post introduced a whole new notion of neutrality: “application neutrality…