News tagged with smartphone apps

When disaster-response apps fail

When a terrorist struck Nice, France, on July 14, a new French government app designed to alert people failed. Three hours passed before SAIP, as the app is called, warned people in and around Nice to the danger on the city's ...

dateAug 11, 2016 in Software
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An app knows if a beer has gone stale

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer using a polymer sensor that changes colour upon detecting furfural, a compound that gives aged ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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Protecting your privacy if you use a route mapping app

There are plenty of smartphone apps that can help map your movements as you are driving, cycling, running or just out for a good walk. Many of these apps encourage you to share your route publicly on websites or with friends ...

dateMay 16, 2016 in Internet
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