Community app Nextdoor is to allow local businesses to post free updates to help them connect with people in their area and boost trade during the coronavirus lockdown.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has described smartphone apps for tracing the spread of coronavirus as the “best possible way to help the NHS” as a pilot programme begins in England.
Millions of people in the UK are to be asked to use a phone app to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Failing to follow Apple and Google’s framework for a coronavirus contact tracing app risks pushback from the tech giants, a cyber security expert has warned.
A contact tracing app could help stop the spread of coronavirus but 80% of smartphone owners would need to use it, new research suggests.
Technology such as smartphone apps could power contact tracing and help end the coronavirus lockdown, scientists have said.
Thanks to the power of technology, we are still able to do things together online while being physically apart due to lockdown and social distancing.
Music streaming platform Deezer has enlisted the help of musicians including Zara Larsson to encourage people working out to keep moving.
Houseparty’s makers have denied claims circulating on social media that the video messaging app has led to other online accounts being compromised.
Technology is playing a key role in keeping people connected and entertained, with everyone stuck indoors.
Facebook has unveiled a new version of its Messenger app that it says is significantly faster and simpler to use.
Spotify is launching an app specifically designed to serve up age-appropriate audio for children.
Tinder is cracking down on catfishing with a photo verification feature to help users tell if the person they are talking to is who they claim to be.
Vulnerabilities in TikTok which could allow hackers to manipulate content on user accounts have been fixed after they were revealed by security researchers.
WhatsApp will no longer work on a number of smartphones in the new year as support ends on some older handsets.
Britain has stepped up its battle with Facebook by rejecting claims it wants a “backdoor” into planned encryption across the social media giant’s messaging apps.
TikTok has admitted it was “wrong” to reduce the visibility of disabled, overweight and LGBTQ+ users on its platform in its early days in an effort to tackle bullying.
TikTok is increasing the minimum age at which people are allowed to send and receive paid virtual gifts to 18 in an attempt to protect children from misuse.
Apple’s decision to show the region of Crimea as part of Russian territory in its mapping and weather apps has been labelled as “appeasement” by critics.
An app that helps people across the UK with hearing or speech impairments make phone calls has been relaunched with a new name and a number of improvements.
Currys PC World has launched a full shopping app for the first time ahead of Black Friday and the busy Christmas shopping period.
Snapchat is aiming to lure more users on to its photo-sharing app with a new filter that allows people to change the age of their appearance.
Apple is banning apps related to vaping from its app store amid concern about the effect of vaping on the health of young people.
Facebook has unveiled a new corporate logo which will be stamped across its family of apps in its latest move to bring its various platforms under one roof.
Video sharing app TikTok has denied claims that it removes content sensitive to China, in response to growing national security fears in the US.
A live wallpaper that counts the number of times a person unlocks their smartphone is among a host of experimental apps launched by Google in a bid to help people detach from devices.
Instagram is banning face-altering filters that promote plastic surgery amid a focus on the mental health of its users.
A record number of Christians are using apps and social media to pray and reflect online, data from the Church of England indicates.
Snapchat users are now able to add content from Reddit onto their snap posts, marking a first for the discussion website.
Google is adding more detailed voice navigation options to its mapping app in an effort to help those with visual impairments.