Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
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.
Mobile apps on smartphones are threats to digital privacy
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Parties who design the technologies and platforms on which mobile apps are built and marketed must be brought within the legal accountability framework to close the privacy loop.
Secondhand shopping apps have become popular among Generation Z, who want more sustainable alternatives to fast fashion.
Etsy’s purchase of Depop shows that eco-conscious fashion could threaten fast fashion retailers.
The AN0M app was programmed by law enforcement to allow ‘back-door’ access. This led to the retrieval of information that culminated in hundreds of search warrants.
Muslim worshippers perform the evening Tarawih prayer during the fasting month of Ramadan around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Mecca, on April 13, 2021.
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Entertainment, sports and tourism industries can learn valuable lessons from how Saudi Arabia managed the annual pilgrimage during a pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in increased adoption of communication and network technologies.
Internet technologies and the devices that enable information access and transfer are useful in crisis management. Accessing these readily available digital technologies can help community resiliency.
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.
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.
Babies don’t come with instruction manuals… mobile health apps can help new parents.
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Mobile health apps, teleconferencing with experts and thoughtfully designed educational platforms can all help families during the chaotic and confusing early years.
The hand that taps ‘remove from this group’ is the hand that rules the world.
The game’s players are able to customise their own storyline, which can then be ‘featured’ and shared with other players. The catch is, there’s more than 12 million creators - and the content isn’t exactly well-regulated.
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The mobile game has been downloaded more than 50 million times. If you have kids, they’ve probably played it. But it’s more problematic than most people realise.
App developers deploy three key tricks to make you a more loyal and proactive user.
If you feel like you’re being watched, it could be your smartphone spying on you.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Technology has a lot to teach kids, especially if it’s available in more than one language.
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Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
New electronic devices are being used by people of all ages to track activity, measure sleep and record nutrition.
There were 325,000 mobile health apps available in 2017. But while the digital health revolution is exciting, its rate of development is posing challenges for patients and healthcare professionals.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
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The biggest mobile technology showcase of the year wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday. We took a look at some of the highlights.
Using a store’s mobile app can affect in-store purchases.
As businesses’ branded mobile apps become more common and popular, how are they affecting shoppers’ buying habits?