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Fitness apps found to make almost no difference to users’ health

Researchers studied a range of apps and found only one was effective, while others failed to spark improvements or made the problem worse

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health

Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Yale University’s Privacy Lab using research to call on developers and Google ‘for increased transparency into privacy and security practice’

15 apps to power up your productivity

If your working day is being ruined by distractions or admin errors, try these apps to improve your focus, time management and output

Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion

Customers upload photo from magazine or social media and retailer finds a selection of similar styles to buy instantly

Holiday downloads: what to put in your digital suitcase

We now spend more time deciding what to take with us on our tablets, phones and e-readers than we do packing our bags. Here’s how to organise your digital luggage

Why political rebels love WhatsApp

MPs are increasingly turning to tech to coordinate political skulduggery, but their ignorance of encryption is a security risk

From Raya to Tinder Select: the world of elite dating apps

Rich, intelligent or just really good-looking? Why not join a dating app open only to a selected few?

Babysitting apps boom as parents bid to reclaim free time

Online, Uber-style booking sites replace grandparents and nursery noticeboards

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