Apps

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How a Muslim dating app made UK man’s search for a wife go viral
Mixed responses on social media to revelation Muzmatch was behind poster campaign in Muhammed Malik’s quest for love

David Batty

21, Jan, 2022 @1:20 PM

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‘Who’s to say it’s not real?’ Street artist Kaws on creating Fortnite’s first exhibition
The New Yorker has made a virtual art show to take place within the smash-hit game – and a real-life one at London’s Serpentine with a touch of augmented reality. Can it get young gamers into galleries?

Amy Fleming

18, Jan, 2022 @11:50 AM

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‘Dark kitchens’ serving food delivery apps are everywhere – but what goes on inside? | Zoe Williams
Their name makes them sound nefarious, which makes me keen to know more, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

17, Jan, 2022 @4:03 PM

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You know modern life is hard when even adverts don’t try to persuade you otherwise | Tristan Cross
People are tired and overworked, and retirement may never come. Do companies like Uber Eats have to remind us of this?, says culture writer Tristan Cross

Tristan Cross

17, Jan, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Ten ways to take control of your smartphone
Overwhelmed by messages, notifications and distractions? You can reclaim your focus without a full digital detox

Becca Caddy

15, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The only pure thing right now’: alleged Wordle copycats criticised for monetising free game
The creator of the viral word game has pledged to keep it completely free – but a host of since-removed apps have been accused of trying to cash in

Michael Sun

12, Jan, 2022 @5:52 AM

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Wordle creator overwhelmed by global success of hit puzzle
Josh Wardle developed game to play with his partner – and now more than 2m others have joined in

Rachel Hall

11, Jan, 2022 @4:46 PM

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People flocked to language apps during the pandemic – but how much can they actually teach you? | Shelley Hepworth
The first of a series on how digital technologies shape our thoughts, emotions and interior lives

Shelley Hepworth

31, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Distraction disaster! Notifications are ruining our concentration – here’s how to escape them
Whether socialising with friends or completing a difficult task, a ping on your phone can destroy the moment. It is time to address the constant stream of interruptions

Amy Fleming

16, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Tanya Moodie’s cultural highlights
The Motherland actor on shouting at the television, the memoir she couldn’t put down, and the street food she can’t get enough of

Kathryn Bromwich

11, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Beware the emergency avocado: what does ultrafast delivery really cost us?
A grocery revolution is underway, with individual items available at your door in next to no time. What does it mean for supermarkets, our wallets, working conditions and the planet?

Sirin Kale

09, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Carbon-cutting app aims to help Londoners ease into net zero future
Councils are planning to deploy version of Finnish online tool that helps people monitor carbon footprint

Alexandra Topping in Helsinki

03, Dec, 2021 @1:33 PM

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