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The BiliCam app can test babies for jaundice

Doctors and engineers from the University of Washington have developed an app that can test babies for jaundice. Jaundice, which causes skin to turn yellow, happens when someone has a build-up of bilirubin, a chemical that’s normally broken down by the liver. It’s common in newborns and usually clears up within a couple of weeks. But in a minority of …

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Diane ShipleyThe BiliCam app can test babies for jaundice
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20 Gadgets, apps and accessories to make your running experience better #RunningWeek

Running isn’t quite as simple as pulling on a pair of trainers and jogging around the nearby streets. Sure, that might work for some people but for most of us that isn’t particularly enjoyable. Just throwing yourself out there might lead to thoughts like ‘how far have I run?’, ‘how long have I been running for?’, ‘where am I going to keep …

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Tom Pritchard20 Gadgets, apps and accessories to make your running experience better #RunningWeek
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Clever new Geometric Music app lets you make music with shapes

This seems like something that could be fun for kids but that’s also riiiight around my level of musical ability. A new app, Geometric Music, allows you to lay down your own beats – no matter how bad you are at making music (or doing maths). Use it to record any noise, from singing to clapping to actual music if, …

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Diane ShipleyClever new Geometric Music app lets you make music with shapes
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Google’s Photo Sphere app finally comes to iOS

They’ve been keeping it as an exclusive for Android users for the last year, but today Google has finally released a version of its innovative app Photo Sphere for iOS. The free app allows you to take a 360-degree picture by pointing your camera in the direction of several blue dots that appear on screen. Once you’ve covered as much …

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Diane ShipleyGoogle’s Photo Sphere app finally comes to iOS
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Snapchat could soon make money from disappearing news

Snapchat has well and truly changed our mobile habits for good with its ephemeral messaging app. But the big question everyone’s asking now is: how will it make any money? Although your cat selfies and witty one-liners may be fun for you and your mates, they don’t really present the team behind the app with a viable business model. Well …

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Becca CaddySnapchat could soon make money from disappearing news
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Uber may soon run your errands for you with ‘corner store’ service

Uber has nearly conquered the globe with its super efficient, super easy on-demand taxi app and now it wants to make our lives even easier by helping us run all of our errands as well as helping us to get from A to B when we’re tired, lazy or in a rush. According to The Next Web, Uber will today begin experimenting …

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Becca CaddyUber may soon run your errands for you with ‘corner store’ service

Nokia Lumia 930 review: Nokiasoft’s first flagship is pretty good – for a Windows Phone

With Nokia’s devices division now completely owned by Microsoft, the happy couple’s first high-end joint venture is this glossy, blocky handset with the best Windows Phone specs we’ve seen. The Lumia 930 certainly looks the part, but is this the phone to finally tempt Android and iOS fans into the Windows Phone stable? The handset 6/10 At first, I really …

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Holly BrockwellNokia Lumia 930 review: Nokiasoft’s first flagship is pretty good – for a Windows Phone
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The iFootpath app wants to get Britain walking

Sure, maps apps are functional, but they tend to be impersonal. And when it comes to walking, especially in the countryside, you don’t want to know that you’ll need to turn south-east in 2.5 kilometres, you want to know that you turn left after the pub with the ceramic chickens outside. (Or whatever.) The newly-released iFootpath app wants to recreate …

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Diane ShipleyThe iFootpath app wants to get Britain walking
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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s Robert Cornelius’ first effort back in 1839, the Edwardian lady with her Kodak Brownie and at least a few in the family …

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Lauren BravoPouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek
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Our 8 favourite photo editing apps of all time for the iPhone [part two] #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Camera+, Snapseed

If you missed my first post all about my favourite photo app collection (click here to catch up), then I’ve rounded up the best in iPhone photo editing goodness to make your images pops and your creations sparkle. Let me know if you think we’re missing any vital apps in the comments below, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Here …

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Becca CaddyOur 8 favourite photo editing apps of all time for the iPhone [part two] #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Camera+, Snapseed
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Now Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner

He may be everyone’s favourite eccentric granddad, but the OG Captain Kirk isn’t such a fan of Facebook after trying out their Mentions app and finding it lacking. In the first content post on his new Tumblr, Shatner Specials, the actor/singer/gravel-voiced icon details his experience of using the iOS app, which (ironically given his impassioned cover version of Pulp’s Common …

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Diane ShipleyNow Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner
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INSIGHT – My vision for the future of fashion: smart tights, boob-specific tops, non-creasing clothes

Following on from the news that Cher’s computerised wardrobe from Clueless is now a real thing, here are a few more visions of fashion future that I’d like to see become a reality in my lifetime (or from my cryogenic freezer, at least)… In the future, every garment will come with an exact copy, virtually stored on a database, that …

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Lauren BravoINSIGHT – My vision for the future of fashion: smart tights, boob-specific tops, non-creasing clothes
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10 Music making apps for the iPhone and iPad: GarageBand, Korg and Figure

It’s not so long ago that music recording was just for people who could afford to hire a professional studio and engineer. To have the self belief that those hundreds of pounds per day weren’t being wasted came from many hours of tuition, rehearsal and performance (or in some cases just a massive ego. Artists with egos – what?). It …

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Laura Kidd10 Music making apps for the iPhone and iPad: GarageBand, Korg and Figure
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These celebs want you to buy their apps: Lindsay Lohan, will.i.am and Justin Bieber

People are making absurd amounts of wealth by creating apps for smartphones, so it was only a matter of time before already-absurdly wealthy celebrities tried to get in on the action too. Increasingly seeing apps as part of their personal brand portfolio, to sit alongside perfumes and calendars, celebs like Lindsay Lohan and will.i.an are creating apps as a way …

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Hayley MinnThese celebs want you to buy their apps: Lindsay Lohan, will.i.am and Justin Bieber
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Will new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

A lot of people find that online accountability helps them stick to their goals: posting about their healthier diet, improved exercise habits, or debt reduction making them less likely to suddenly slip up and flop on the sofa mainlining Ben & Jerry’s while buying up half of ASOS. But not everyone in your network cares about how far you ran this …

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Diane ShipleyWill new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?
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June is the UV-monitoring bracelet that wants to keep you safe in the sun

When the weather finally heats up in the UK, it’s such a surprise that most of us can barely remember to slap on last year’s sunblock before running out to soak up a few rays. But if we’re not careful, we end up spending the next day woefully rubbing aloe into our shoulders. Sure, technically we know that SPF 30 …

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Diane ShipleyJune is the UV-monitoring bracelet that wants to keep you safe in the sun
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Health and fitness apps are growing faster than all the others, according to new stats

As apps get smarter, quicker and more useful, it’s no surprise the market is booming. However, brand new stats from Flurry Analytics prove that although the overall market is growing, the health & fitness app category is accelerating faster than any. A whole 87% faster, to be exact. According to detailed analysis from the team at Flurry, over the past …

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Becca CaddyHealth and fitness apps are growing faster than all the others, according to new stats
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If you love Orange Is the New Black as much as us, you need this app.

If you’ve already finished watching the second series of Orange Is The New Black, and are devastated that you’re going to have to wait AGES for the next series, or, like us, you haven’t had time to even start watching the newest episodes yet, you can occupy yourself with Orange Is The New App, in the meantime. Taking your obsession …

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Hayley MinnIf you love Orange Is the New Black as much as us, you need this app.
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Would getting free drinks through Drinki app be fun or dangerous?

With London drink prices (and everything else prices) so high, it sounds extremely tempting when you find out about an app that offers free cocktails in bars throughout London, but could it end up being a bit TOO tempting? Drinki is a brand new app, specifically for women, that shows the closest bars where you can get served a free …

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Hayley MinnWould getting free drinks through Drinki app be fun or dangerous?