Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.
Immediate CPR and defibrillation can be key to surviving a cardiac arrest. A smartphone app is mobilising community responders who can help before emergency services arrive.
As the head of a media and communications program, my life’s digital-analogue balance was off. Four weeks at sea with no devices refocussed my views – even on things that had been there all along.
A growing number of women may be looking to non-hormonal methods of contraception, in the form of fertility awareness apps. But apps are not likely to be as effective as other forms of contraception.
Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
App developers deploy three key tricks to make you a more loyal and proactive user.
Today’s smartphones have the technology to help you take amazing photographs – so long as you do it right.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Our attempt to bring dinosaurs to life via a smartphone app was met with excitement – then it hit a brick wall.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
Apps that seamlessly combine all our travel options could be the most significant transport innovation since the automobile, but early trials show government policy support is vital to make MaaS work.
Smartphones are key elements of two-factor authentication processes. Weakening their security threatens people’s digital identities.
In most developing countries hearing services are not available at primary healthcare clinics and those who need it the most are not screened for hearing loss.
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
Smart appliances, which let you control lights and power outlets via your phone, promise to cut energy bills. But research suggests these gadgets are confusing, and can just as easily raise power use.
The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators’ imagination and courage.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
You might worry that people care more about what’s on their smartphone than what’s in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?