Smartphone apps

Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-managing avenues of care for the people with depression because smartphones can help them monitor, understand and manage their own mental health. 

Sep 23, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Smartphone app can predict disease risk based on health inputs

Smartphone app can predict disease risk based on health inputs

The smart report feature helps uncover latent diseases and predict risk of future ones and to expose any latent ones.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Most apps share your data with Google, Facebook

Most apps share your data with Google, Facebook

More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party companies like Google and Facebook, a new study has warned.

Jun 13, 2017, 09:01 AM IST

Now, a smartphone app that scans and reveals what is inside objects

Next time you eat an apple, you can know its specific constituents by looking directly inside it using your smartphone, thanks to the engineers who developed an app that can 'scan' an object and reveal the information about it.

Feb 07, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Smartphone apps can help deal with depression, anxiety

Smartphone apps can help deal with depression, anxiety

Researchers from Northwestern University in the United States found that 13 speedy mini-apps called `IntelliCare` significantly reduced 50 percent depression and anxiety

Jan 07, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Killer apps that heavily drain your smartphone battery

Killer apps that heavily drain your smartphone battery

The main reason behind draining of battery are the background apps that keep running. Here are the killer apps that heavily drain your smartphone battery.

Jul 20, 2016, 13:59 PM IST
Smartphone apps not the way out for planning or avoiding pregnancy!

Smartphone apps not the way out for planning or avoiding pregnancy!

A new research suggests that depending upon a smartphone app for pregnancy is not at all a good idea.

Jun 30, 2016, 18:37 PM IST
Three best pedometer smartphone apps inaccurate: Study

Three best pedometer smartphone apps inaccurate: Study

According to a study of pedometer apps Runtastic, Moves and Accupedo by researchers from University of Toronto, fitness apps have lower accuracy than standard pedometers in tracking how much users walk daily.

Feb 01, 2016, 16:11 PM IST
'Tweak' can help people use 'censored' Facebook on smartphones

'Tweak' can help people use 'censored' Facebook on smartphones

"Tor" software is free and Facebook users with Android smartphones can install a mobile Tor app called Orbot.

Jan 23, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

Sudden cardiac arrest? This app can help you

The new smartphone application helps connect rescuers with lifesaving AEDs and victims with sudden cardiac arrest.

Nov 08, 2015, 10:31 AM IST
Snapchat users happier than Facebook loyalists

Snapchat users happier than Facebook loyalists

On the surface, many people view Snapchat as the 'sexting app.

Nov 02, 2015, 15:35 PM IST
Durga Puja pandal hopping made easy! Thanks to these smartphone apps

Durga Puja pandal hopping made easy! Thanks to these smartphone apps

 Get Durga puja bhog delivered at your doorstep or avail guide to your favourite Puja pandals this year through various smartphone apps.

Oct 17, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Smartphones can help track flu on campus: Study

 Wearable devices or smartphone apps can provide personal health and lifestyle data which may help identify college students at risk of catching the flu, researchers have found.

Aug 19, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Smartphones may help people make better health choices

 Smartphone apps and wearable sensors can help people make healthier lifestyle choices, an American Heart Association (AHA) statement said.

Aug 14, 2015, 14:28 PM IST
New software holds smartphone alerts when you are busy

New software holds smartphone alerts when you are busy

A US-based startup claims to have developed a new software for smartphone apps that can sense when a notification would just annoy you.

Aug 12, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

New software holds smartphone alerts when you are busy

A US-based startup claims to have developed a new software for smartphone apps that can sense when a notification would just annoy you.

Aug 12, 2015, 18:40 PM IST
Smartphones now 'smart' enough to keep you fit!

Smartphones now 'smart' enough to keep you fit!

All tech and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The question here arises that does the use of technology make us lazier or healthier? Most people would judge that technology helps make work easier, hence we become lazy. According to reports, worldwide, obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, with almost 2 billion adults classified as overweight in 2014.

Aug 06, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

New smartphone app can get your household chores done

Your smartphone could soon get your household chores done thanks to a new app that could help you unpack, buy groceries or put away dry cleaning with a few simple taps.

Jul 13, 2015, 14:51 PM IST
App to help tourists during disasters

App to help tourists during disasters

An app developed by an insurance company in Japan will guide people during natural disasters.

Jul 13, 2015, 13:35 PM IST
How 'free' mobile apps drain your resources

How 'free' mobile apps drain your resources

There's no such thing as free -- especially when it comes to smartphone apps! A new study by a team, including an Indian-American engineer, reinforces this conventional wisdom.

Apr 02, 2015, 20:04 PM IST