Apps

Doubt cast on fitness apps

Millions of fitness trackers are sold each year, with the promise of monitoring and improving activity levels.

People who use a tracking device can lose less weight than those undertaking standard weight loss techniques.

Windows still has privacy concerns

Microsoft is being criticised over users' apparent lack of control over their personal data with Windows 10.

Microsoft is being criticised over users' apparent lack of control over their personal data.

WhatsApp copies Snapchat features

WhatsApp is adding a built-in camera to let people take photos or videos, and send them directly to their contacts or ...

It's the latest example of a Facebook-owned app building the tools popularised by its younger rival.

'Spy doll' pulled from shelves video

Jayla, aged 4, plays with a 'My Friend Cayla' doll in the Hamleys toy shop.

Hacking fear leads to German watchdog requesting My Friend Cayla dolls to be destroyed.

Using Instagram, Snapchat on a PC

With Instagram, you can go to the Instagram website on your computer but this is a half-baked experience.

There are a couple of ways you can access these smartphone-centric social media sites on your laptop.

Tinder-type app for breastmilk

Lola Peters, 5 months, old drinking donor milk.

Technology allows mums to share breast milk, but the trading comes with a warning.

Can this app turn hate into love?

Hater is free and is available in New Zealand on iPhones only.

A new dating app called Hater matches people on account of their pet peeves as opposed to their passions.

Google Maps adds shareable lists

You can make your lists public so others can follow you and access your recommendations.

You can now share lists of your favourite places with the Google Maps app.

Ashton Kutcher digs NZ's 8i video

Actor Ashton Kutcher is one of many investors in Wellington company 8i.

Wellington technology company raises $37 million from investors, including celebrities, to fund new hologram app.

Are homework apps cheating?

The Socratic app uses artificial intelligence technology to tackle English, science, maths and history.

The Socratic app uses artificial intelligence technology to tackle English, science, maths and history.

Will Snapchat last or fade away?

Snapchat lost US$515m last year, and says this could continue. Its IPO document has the following ominous phrase: "We ...

Snapchat may prove to be more like Twitter: something that is adored by a slice of the population, but which fails to outgrow it.

Snapchat not ready to disappear video

The fast-growing social network for the younger set boasts 158 million daily users.

From "sexting app" to possible $4.1 billion float on the US share market - the social network comes of age.

A licence for success

Let's Get Legal NZ is a new app to help learner drivers pass their restricted driver's licence test.

Getting your restricted is hard enough, so a young couple has devised a way to help young people pass with flying colours.

'Surgery is not a game'

The player injects the woman's lips with a drug-filled syringe, dragging their finger downward to pump the lips up.

Petition launched against children's app which encourages users to give women nose jobs and eye lifts.

Girlfriend rental app use booms

A page of a date-hiring app 'Hire Me Plz', which says 'rent now for 999 yuan an hour', is shown in this picture.

In China, some singles resort to hiring fake girlfriends and boyfriends to appease their parents.

China removes porn, violent apps

The move is the latest step taken by Beijing to clean up its cyberspace.

The move is the latest step taken by Beijing to clean up its cyberspace.

Photo app prompts privacy warning

Meitu applies filters to a selfie to make them look like an anime. It can lighten the skin and put a sparkle in the eyes.

An app that turns your photos into anime is raising security concerns over the data it collects from users.

7 predictions about Snapchat

Will Evan Spiegel will make Snapchat act more like Facebook or will he continue forging a new route?

You may be able to organise your nightly events and start to use the app to do your shopping.

Eno's album to last a lifetime

Brian Eno's new album Reflections has a generative app that endlessly recreates the original piece of music while never ...

The Godfather of ambient music has created a technological wonder that literally changes every time you listen to it.

Invitation to intern at billionaire enterprise

Kerman Kohli, 18, was in San Francisco last year to attend the exclusive Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference.

Kerman Kohli's award-winning talents with technology landed him an invitation to intern at "the Amazon of Dubai".

Messaging privacy warning

A photo illustration shows a chain and a padlock in front of a displayed Whatsapp logo January 13, 2017. REUTERS/Dado ...

InternetNZ identifies three 'secure' services people can use to stay in touch.

New farmer app for stock kill

Alliance Group has released a new app for its farmer shareholders.

Alliance Group has launched a new app to help its farmers.

Chrome now king of browsers

Users have fled Internet Explorer but instead of using Microsoft's new Edge browser, they've gone to Chrome.

Users have fled Internet Explorer but instead of using Microsoft's new Edge browser, they've gone to Chrome.

Snapchat picks London as HQ video

Undeterred by Brexit, Snapchat has announced its plans to launch its home base in London.

Undeterred by Brexit, the tech company has announced its plans to launch its home base in London.

When Trump's tweets hit your pocket video

When Donald Trump tweets, the market moves.

The app will notify you if Donald Trump tweets about a company you're invested in.

McDonald's hungry for NZ tech

fast food, restaurant, dining, food, drink, burger, fries, chips, burgers, McDonald's, Mcnuggets, nuggets, business, trade

NZ firm, which helps McDonald's distribute vouchers to customer smartphones, has just upsized its deal.

Google app scans your photo memories

Google's new free PhotoScan app is free and can be used with Apple and Android devices.

Google has a new app to scan your old photos, and it's really good.

App for checking moles

Survey says that less than 4 per cent of Kiwis have their skin checked annually.

Fewer than 4 per cent of Kiwis have their skin checked annually, survey says.

Website checks clean water

As swimmers flock to the country's beaches and swimming spots a new app helps you check how clean they are.

It's easier than ever to see if your favourite swimming hole will make you sick.

Instagram's 'hands-free' video

Instagram has aggressively updated its app with features matching Snapchat

The video feature isn't fully "hands-free", but it's a step up from Snapchat.

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