The federal government has awarded $75 million to Accenture to design a digital replacement for the cards filled in by international arrivals, complete with details of passengers’ COVID vaccination status.
Mobile health apps and gadgets could help doctors and patients treat chronic illnesses in real time.
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Connecting health apps to health care can enable better care for patients with chronic diseases, and it has the potential to lower skyrocketing US health spending.
Informal businesses face numerous challenges which hinder their growth.
It’s time African governments supported the development of online platforms designed to support local people in the informal sector.
Managing your social media activity can have positive outcomes on your health.
The pandemic has people spending more time online for school, socializing and work. To maintain a healthy relationship with social media, people should manage their online time and activities.
An app to record consent won’t address the real problems of sexual violence and how our society responds to it.
The majority of children’s apps advertised as educational are not based on relevant research.
If you’re struggling to cut back on the booze, your subconscious brain may be over-riding your conscious brain. A new form of brain training targets our subconscious tendencies towards alcohol.
Some people have taken to asking complete strangers on social media for money to cover small expenses.
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The internet ushered in new ways of raising money, particularly with the rise of crowdfunding. But making appeals for cash on social media represents an entirely different phenomenon.
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Download rates have been disappointing and people aren’t following self-isolation warnings.
Many lifestyle factors and chronic conditions affect our life expectancy.
The app's predictions may only work if we're willing to make life changes.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it’s become a powerhouse social media platform.
Countries around the world have struggled to get people to download and use contact tracing apps.
Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare.
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Apps like WhatsApp have connected more voices to participate in live talk radio - but this comes with new challenges.
AI-powered tools have proven helpful for some couples trying to separate. But human relationships exist along a complicated spectrum, and even this advanced tech can’t grasp it all.
While the delay to releasing the app is disappointing, it’s a chance to use behavioural science to optimise its design.
Maintaining social distancing is a challenge as workplaces reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.
The NZ COVID Tracer app helps you keep track of places you visit in New Zealand, in case anyone infected also visited. But the app has some shortcomings that won’t be fixed until June at the earliest.
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Symptoms like loss of smell and taste are powerful predictors of COVID-19 infections.
Providing the relevant safeguards are in place, there should be no particular threat to Australians’ privacy.
Apps like Houseparty and Netflix Party are helping people stay in touch with friends - but do these apps have cyber dangers that we need to be aware of?