Smartphones supported migration flows by providing migrants with access to online information before and during travel and when they arrived at their destination country.
Interventions using apps show promise as they could improve care for patients with chronic conditions. But patients can’t benefit from innovations unless they accept them and use them effectively.
South Africa is taking seriously concerns about the risks that monitoring can pose for human rights. But there are still loopholes.
Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you’re a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders “stay home to save lives”.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
You’ll be able to download HD video in a jiffy, but investors will have to think big if they’re going to profit from the next generation of mobile technology.
Since 15 June 2017, roaming charges have been banned in the European Union. Are users necessarily beneficiaries of this measure?
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users’ well-being.
There are plenty of apps that people with autism can use for learning, play and communication. Not all are designed with autism in mind, so what can we learn from any online user feedback?
Even though Facebook claims to be a global community, its rise has come at the expense of online subcultures for marginalized people, from body modification enthusiasts to drag queens.
The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
Very few organisations in the field of civic technology are choosing the right tools for the job.
If hypertension patients don’t take their medication regularly, they can’t control this lifelong disease. Text message communication from clinics can help remind them.