Restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic greatly accelerated mobile app usage in 2020 – particularly among older users, a new report says.
Business communication platform Slack is experiencing technical issues across the world as many office employees resume working from home after the Christmas break.
Zoom, Microsoft Teams and the NHS Covid-19 app were among the most popular downloads from Apple’s App Store in the UK this year.
Apple has come under fire from Spotify and Epic Games over plans to reduce the fee paid by smaller developers who make money on the App Store.
Apple has announced plans to reduce App Store fees which it charges smaller software developers from next year.
Twitter is rolling out a feature similar to Instagram Stories and Snapchat where people can share posts that disappear within 24 hours.
WhatsApp is rolling out an update that will make it easier for users to mass delete GIFs, videos and images stored on their smartphone.
A new mobile app designed to help improve mental health in children during the coronavirus pandemic has been released in the UK.
Online habits have changed rapidly over the last six months and those changes have meant a varied increase of opportunities - but also risks - to children.
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.