What3words app saves hiker stuck in bog on remote Scottish island

Alison Winter (above), 41, became stranded on Shuna, part of the Slate Islands, Inner Hebrides, as she made her way towards a hilltop viewpoint A walker stuck waist-deep in a bog on an uninhabited Scottish island for four hours was rescued thanks to an emergency communication app – which led to ferrymen locating her using … Read more What3words app saves hiker stuck in bog on remote Scottish island

Coronavirus UK: London deaths appear to start falling as app estimates daily infections plunge

More proof Britain’s Covid crisis is on the way out? Government’s own data shows deaths in London began falling LAST WEEK as symptom-tracking app claims daily cases have HALVED in a fortnight Public Health England’s daily data shows the average number of deaths has fallen four days in a row in London The Covid Symptom Study … Read more Coronavirus UK: London deaths appear to start falling as app estimates daily infections plunge

AI app allows banks to screen loan applicants’ face and voice to determine their ‘trustworthiness’

New AI app will allow banks to screen loan applicants’ face and voice to determine their ‘trustworthiness’ to decide whether to approve or deny a request DeepScore designed an app for loaners and insurers to assist with approvals The AI analyzes a person’s face and voice to determine if they are trustworthy It asks users … Read more AI app allows banks to screen loan applicants’ face and voice to determine their ‘trustworthiness’

Matt Hancock reveals he is isolating after being ‘pinged’ by NHS app 

Matt Hancock today announced he is self-isolating after being ‘pinged’ by the NHS app – days after he was spotted out twice in busy London parks. The Health Secretary said he will be staying at home until Sunday after receiving the notification. Mr Hancock had Covid last year, but even those who have been infected before must … Read more Matt Hancock reveals he is isolating after being ‘pinged’ by NHS app 

Parler CEO is confident app will be back online at end of month

The CEO of right-wing social media app Parler says he is confident the platform will be back by the end of the month after Amazon suspended it from its web hosting service and Google and Apple removed it from their app stores in the wake of the Capitol riots.  ‘I’m confident that by the end of the month, … Read more Parler CEO is confident app will be back online at end of month

New car insurance app claims to save good drivers 40% on their premiums

A new car insurer, aimed at motorists in their 20s, has said good drivers under its policy could save 40 per cent off their premiums. Rooster Insurance, an app-based firm, says it provides premiums to customers based on how they actually drive, as opposed to demographics such as age and marital status. It has been … Read more New car insurance app claims to save good drivers 40% on their premiums

Hive remote heating app still not working, say furious users

After we revealed serious flaws in British Gas’s remote heating app…Hive is still not working, say furious users By Laura Shannon, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, 16 January 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 16 January 2021 Hundreds of customers of smart thermostat provider Hive are demanding their money back after experiencing problems using … Read more Hive remote heating app still not working, say furious users

Video-sharing app TikTok makes £88m loss in UK

Video-sharing app TikTok makes £88m loss in its first year in the UK By Helen Cahill, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 16 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 16 January 2021 Video-sharing app TikTok made an £88 million loss in its first year in the UK.  The Chinese firm brought in sales of … Read more Video-sharing app TikTok makes £88m loss in UK

Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposes locations and home addresses of users who posted in the app

A bug in Ring’s Neighbor app exposed the locations and home addresses of users who shared posts on the platform. The number of users affected is unknown, but reports show there four million posts were shared to the app last year. The video-doorbell maker launched Neighbor as a hyperlocal community-watch app in 2018, allowing members to … Read more Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app exposes locations and home addresses of users who posted in the app

Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day 

More hope that Britain’s Covid outbreak is on the way out: Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day By Luke Andrews For Mailonline Published: 11:22 GMT, 15 January 2021 | Updated: 11:29 GMT, 15 January 2021 An app monitoring the spread of coronavirus in the UK says cases … Read more Symptom-tracking app says cases dropped 23% last week with 54,000 new infections each day