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The StudentLife app wants to track stress… by monitoring everything

Computer scientists have built an app that monitors students' wellbeing by using their phone to measure as many variables as possible, from mood to sleep quality to how sociable they are. As New Scientist reports, the aim isn’t to totally invade their privacy, but to identify and help people at risk of dropping out for…

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Diane ShipleyThe StudentLife app wants to track stress… by monitoring everything
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Researchers ask: do wearable activity monitors really work?

Wearables are increasingly advanced and increasingly popular (the market is expected to be worth $8.36 billion by 2018), but are they as helpful consumers hope? A group of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch wanted to find out whether wearable activity monitors live up to their promises – and if they could be…

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Diane ShipleyResearchers ask: do wearable activity monitors really work?
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Apple has approved the first 4K video app, and it only costs £700

1080p just doesn't cut it anymore, nowadays it's not interesting unless it's 4K. Especially when you're talking about video recording. While the likes of the Sony Xperia Z3 have 4K recording built in, some phones aren't so lucky. The iPhone 5S was one of those phones, but now that Apple has approved the first 4K…

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Tom PritchardApple has approved the first 4K video app, and it only costs £700
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Chromebooks are getting their first batch of Android apps

At the Google I/O back in June Sundar Pichai, head of Android, promised that devices running Chrome OS would be able to use Android apps at some time in the future, and now it seem that this promise is coming true. Google announced on Thursday that it is working with four high-profile app makers to get…

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Tom PritchardChromebooks are getting their first batch of Android apps
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An app could help doctors diagnose Parkinson’s

Researchers from Aston University have developed smartphone software to make it easier for doctors to diagnose and assess patients with Parkinson’s. The neurological disease affects millions of people worldwide, around 127,000 of them in the UK. But it can be difficult to gauge from one 10-minute-max appointment how someone’s symptoms are progressing or even to…

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Diane ShipleyAn app could help doctors diagnose Parkinson’s
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Here’s why the Apple Watch could be a wearable fitness game-changer (and why it might not be)

Apple's highly-anticipated, first foray into the world of wearables certainly didn't disappoint fanboys and girls all over the globe when Tim and the team lifted the lid on the Apple Watch in Cupertino, California, yesterday The device is packing its own payment system, it allows you to send emojis, you can share your heartbeat with loved…

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Becca CaddyHere’s why the Apple Watch could be a wearable fitness game-changer (and why it might not be)
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Top 10 fashion apps to make you more stylish than ever: Mallzee, ShopChat, Vinted

With just a couple of days until London Fashion Week begins and we find out what trends we'll be wearing/rejecting next spring, now's as good a time as any to check out the best apps for staying stylish over the next few months. Whether you want to buy something new, offload your old clothes, or…

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Diane ShipleyTop 10 fashion apps to make you more stylish than ever: Mallzee, ShopChat, Vinted
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Brain in Hand: this new app for people with autism was just awarded 200k

Investors have just awarded £200,000 to an app that helps people to navigate the world more easily. Brain in Hand is designed for people with autism, mental illness, or cognitive impairment who feel anxious being out and about on their own. Users can input a situation that makes them anxious, for example, needing to catch…

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Diane ShipleyBrain in Hand: this new app for people with autism was just awarded 200k
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14 best dating apps: Tinder, Clover, Happn, eHarmony

Online dating no longer has a stigma attached to it with so many people using different apps to bag a date, get introduced to new people or even meet a future husband/wife each day (even if we do still lie to ourselves and others about it all of the time). With it being one…

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Hayley Minn14 best dating apps: Tinder, Clover, Happn, eHarmony
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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.…

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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…

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Tom Pritchard20 Gadgets, apps and accessories to make your running experience better #RunningWeek
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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Becca CaddyOur 8 favourite photo editing apps of all time for the iPhone [part two] #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Camera+, Snapseed