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TECH 28 May 2018 | 2:30 AM

Smartphone app not good enough to track blood pressure in pregnancy

A smartphone app may not be an effective method of measuring blood pressure in pregnant women, a small experiment suggests.

TECH 04 Mar 2016 | 1:00 AM

Popular smartphone app fails to measure blood pressure: study

A popular smartphone app that claims to measure blood pressure is highly inaccurate and may mislead users about their health, said a US study.

TECH 05 Apr 2016 | 5:11 AM

Google removes Afghan Taliban smartphone app

Google has removed a Taliban smartphone app from its online store, the US Internet giant said, countering the tech-savvy Afghan militant group’s increasing efforts to boost global visibility.

TECH 10 May 2016 | 1:30 AM

Scientists using smartphone app warn of 'global sleep crisis'

Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a "global sleep crisis," according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app.

TECH 27 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Anti-Putin protesters get a smartphone app to help get out of jail

Anti-Kremlin protesters who run the regular risk of being detained by the police are being given a helping hand: A smartphone app that allows them to instantly inform others where and when they have been arrested.

TECH 21 Oct 2015 | 5:09 PM

Smartphone app finds missing student in Georgia railroad ditch

Atlanta police were looking into what happened to a Georgia Institute of Technology student missing for several days until he was found injured but alive in a railroad ditch by friends using a smartphone app, a police spokesman said.

TECH 22 Sep 2014 | 1:32 PM

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.

TECH 26 Feb 2017 | 1:00 AM

US teenager creates smartphone app that helps locate missing people

Sara Du started her coding career two years ago, after reading news articles about kids much younger than her creating smartphone apps.

TECH 07 Mar 2019 | 2:30 AM

US addiction counsellor creates smartphone app to thwart overdoses

In his dozen years using heroin, Lucien Izraylov took pains to avoid detection. He was ashamed of what he was doing, so he almost always shot up alone.

TECH 03 Jun 2015 | 3:52 PM

Toyota to explore Ford's SDL in-car smartphone app interface

Toyota Motor Corp said it reached an agreement with Ford Motor to explore collaboration for the implementation of Ford's SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology in future Toyota and Lexus vehicles.