Critical mass of Android users crucial for NHS contact-tracing app

Other countries that have made a similar decision to the UK have faced strict limits to what their contact-tracing apps can do as a result. Singapore, which built the first national contact-tracing app, TraceTogether, had to ask iPhone users to keep the screen turned on and the app open as much as possible in order […]

7 best stargazing apps for spotting constellations in the night sky

Like SkySafari, you can tap Visible Tonight if you’re not sure where to start. The feature will tell you all upcoming astronomical events and celestial objects visible for your location. The What’s New section will also keep you posted on upcoming events. You can also view the astronomy calendar or tap the clock-face icon to […]

Cheap, popular and it works: Ireland’s contact-tracing app success

Stephen Farrell, a computer scientist at Trinity College Dublin who has studied contact-tracing technology, said the app’s impact on the pandemic may remain unclear. “I’d not be surprised if we never end up with a definitive answer to that.”

The best mileage apps for small businesses in 2020

MileIQ MileIQ is a free mileage tracking app that uses GPS-backed drive-detection technology to automatically log and track miles and calculate the value of your drives for taxes or reimbursements. The app helps you organize your drives for your business expenses and tax refunds and separates business miles from personal. It provides the reports needed […]

Smartphone Apps Are Now a Weapon in International Disputes

The prominence and influence of Chinese internet companies have worried Indian officials before. In 2017, India’s Information Technology Ministry launched an investigation of UC Browser after the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab found privacy breaches that included transmitting data such as device identifiers and search queries back to its servers without proper protections; the app […]

The best Android apps (July 2020)

Adidas Running App by Runtastic Runtastic is a smartphone staple, with a simple interface that doesn’t sacrifice advanced features. The no-frills app uses your smartphone’s sensors to track metrics, such as your distance and relative pace, as well as calories burned and your heart rate. A few extra features, such as 3D mapping and a […]

The best iPhone apps (July 2020)

Uber While it may be having some issues in some cities, Uber is still the king of privately booked transport. With drivers available in most cities around the planet, Uber is what you use if you need to get somewhere and don’t have wheels of your own. Uber’s “private taxi” service offers the privacy and […]

iOS 14 release date, beta, features and compatible iPhones

iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone SE (first generation)iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone XiPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XRiPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone SE (second generation)iOS 14 home screen widgetsProper widgets are debuting on your iPhone with iOS 14. These […]

Is there a secret Covid tracker on your phone? New feature suddenly pops up on Android and iPhone handsets – without anyone installing it

Baroness Dido Harding and Matthew Gould, CEO of NHSX, the health service’s digital department, said in a joint statement: ‘We have agreed to share our own innovative work on estimating distance between app users with Google and Apple – work that we hope will benefit others – while using their solution to address some of […]

15 best wellness apps to download for summer 2020

DOWNLOAD NOW 12. Drinkaware Nowadays there is always an excuse for drinking. From a celebration to a commiseration and even a quick catchup, a glass of fizz is never far away. That’s why the free Drinkaware app is a way to make sure you stay on top of your wellness when it comes to drinking. […]