Revealed: the apps that track your children

Image: Unsplash While many apps targeted towards children might seem harmless, there are many that track your children’s data, and potentially sell it on to third parties you’d rather they weren’t interacting with. A new study by Uswitch has revealed which apps and games are the most and least child friendly based on how much…

Cyberstalking rife in the UK, claims Kaspersky

Ahead of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women tomorrow (25th November), fresh research data into stalkerware and tech abuse suggests that the UK has one of the highest levels of cyberstalking in Europe. Kaspersky’s research highlights that the UK ranks second-highest for domestic abuse in Europe: nearly three-in-10 surveyed UK adults…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Apple dealt blow in Epic Games trial

Apple faces losing billions of dollars in sales after a US judge ruled that the tech titan must allow developers to bypass controversial fees on its App Store. The company was told to lift a rule that forces apps to use Apple’s own payments system, which charges fees of up to 30pc, amid growing opposition…

Snapchat launches feature for remembering birthdays

Snapchat has launched a new feature to make it fun and easy to remember and celebrate your Snapchat friends' birthdays! The Birthdays Mini pulls together a list of all your friends who have allowed their birthday to be seen on Snapchat (instructions on how below), so you can see all the upcoming and recent birthdays,…

You can now officially hide likes on Instagram

More than two years after it first began experimenting with hiding likes, Instagram is now making the feature official. The app will now allow all users to hide likes, though it’s keeping the feature optional and users will need to enable the hide like count option in their settings. The change is a watered-down version…

Wellness app spending to rise 15% to £1.6bn in 2021

After a record-breaking 2020, the velocity of some mobile wellness apps has slowed down considerably. But top apps in the segment, particularly under the telehealth subcategory, will continue to enjoy elevated demand throughout 2021. According to the research data analyzed and published by ComprarAcciones.com, the top telehealth apps in the US had a surge of 33%…

Dating apps thrive during pandemic. Top 5 hit $100m in monthly revenue

Global dating app usage continues growing during the pandemic, despite concerns that people would avoid meeting with strangers in times of isolation and lockdown. According to data presented by Finaria.it, the combined revenues of the top five dating apps globally hit $100 million in January. As the most-profitable dating app Tinder generated $64.6 million in revenue…

Demand for sleep apps soars as Brits struggle during pandemic

It’s been a full year since we first felt the impact of the pandemic, and it has had an adverse effect on our sleeping patterns too. New research from Uswitch to coincide with World Sleep Day has revealed that Brits are facing more sleepless nights than they were a year ago, and as a result,…

Record downloads for Women’s safety apps following Sarah Everard murder

Downloads for women‘s safety apps have surged following the death of Sarah Everard, with WalkSafe becoming the number one downloaded app on Apple iOS, according to The Independent. The WalkSafe app scans the road ahead, notifying users of reports of sexual assault, knife attacks, mugging and pickpocketing. It has been downloaded 300,000 times in one week and is in the top…

Top 5 Best Coffee Apps

The world of coffee can be overwhelming, intimidating and complex with dozens of varieties to choose from. But did you know that technology can help you drink better coffee? Coffee apps can tell you how to brew your coffee based on the weight of the bean, help you find the best café near you, and…