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‘Personalising stuff that doesn’t matter’: the trouble with the Zoe nutrition app
The wellness project claims to help users make ‘smarter food choices’ based on ‘world-leading science’. But many scientists claim its fee-based services are no better than generic advice

Julian Baggini

18, May, 2024 @12:00 PM

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On my radar: Andrew O’Hagan’s cultural highlights
The novelist on a comedic TikTok sensation, the importance of a good suit and his favourite educational app

Andrew O'Hagan

04, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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‘A lot of effort to get one date’: Bumble app makes women’s first move easier
‘Intentions’ badges also launched, as dating app sector sees drops in share prices and moves to diversify

Alexandra Topping Media editor

04, May, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Proof that teaching’s going down the pan | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teacher troubles | Global Britain | Bald all over | Life-changing app | Books for free

29, Apr, 2024 @4:06 PM

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Outside London, the dating pool may be smaller – but there are fewer sharks | Elle Hunt
I thought moving out would be a dating disaster, but a new report finds my peers in the capital have it worse, says journalist Elle Hunt

Elle Hunt

29, Apr, 2024 @9:00 AM

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‘The science isn’t there’: do dating apps really help us find our soulmate?
The effectiveness of Tinder and Hinge are hard to judge without access to their data. But now researchers are creating a free alternative with full transparency

Laura Spinney

28, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Apple removes WhatsApp and Threads from Chinese App Store
Company says Chinese government ordered it to remove two Meta-owned apps for ‘national security’ reasons

Helen Davidson in Taipei

19, Apr, 2024 @6:46 AM

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‘We may lose ability to think critically at all’: the book-summary apps accused of damaging authors’ sales
A tech sector dedicated to boiling things down has raised temperatures in some quarters of the publishing world

Vanessa Thorpe

07, Apr, 2024 @8:00 AM

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Tories planned to make millions from members’ data with ‘True Blue’ app
Exclusive: senior party officials worked on commercial venture that would allow brands to sell products to supporters

Tom Burgis and Henry Dyer

04, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Smartphone app could help detect early-onset dementia cause, study finds
App-based cognitive tests found to be proficient at detecting frontotemporal dementia in those most at risk

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

01, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Wearable AI: will it put our smartphones out of fashion?
Portable AI-powered devices that connect directly to a chatbot without the need for apps or a touchscreen are set to hit the market. Are they the emperor’s new clothes or a gamechanger?

Callum Bains

31, Mar, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Apple’s claims about risk of outside payments ‘do not survive scrutiny’,
At start of what is expected to be a five-month trial, Epic says Apple has allowed such options for physical goods and the ‘sky did not fall in’

Josh Taylor

18, Mar, 2024 @7:34 AM

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