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UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)

UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
So-called vaccine passports could range from a digital certificate with a scannable QR code in the European Union, to a National Health Service (NHS) phone app in the United Kingdom, or a humble piece of paper in some other countries.
The shadowy group ran fake news websites and harmful smartphone apps, according to Blackberry.(AFP/ File)
The shadowy group ran fake news websites and harmful smartphone apps, according to Blackberry.(AFP/ File)

India among targets of shadowy cyber espionage group uncovered by Canada-based Blackberry

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Blackberry, based in Waterloo in Ontario province and once famous for its smartphones, published a 92-page report in which it dubbed the unnamed cyber espionage group ‘BAHAMUT: Hack-for-Hire Masters of Phishing, Fake News and Fake Apps’
Germany’s smartphone app to help trace coronavirus infections has been downloaded 6.5 million times(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Germany’s smartphone app to help trace coronavirus infections has been downloaded 6.5 million times(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

German coronavirus tracing app downloaded 6.5 million times

Berlin | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Christian Klein said the reception was testimony to the excellent work that teams from SAP and Deutsche Telekom had put into readying the Corona-Warn-App in just six weeks.
E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders.(Unsplash)
E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders.(Unsplash)

E-scooters can be hacked to eavesdrop on riders

Houston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Micromobility vehicles such as e-scooters -- which are seen as potential solution to help tackle traffic congestion in cities -- may pose security and privacy risks for the riders.
People on weight loss plans often experience lapses, which can prevent successful weight loss or even lead to weight regain.(Unsplash)
People on weight loss plans often experience lapses, which can prevent successful weight loss or even lead to weight regain.(Unsplash)

Finally! A smartphone app to detect your cheat days

Washington D.C | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:29 PM IST
People on weight loss plans often experience lapses, which can prevent successful weight loss or even lead to weight regain.
The app, called BabyMind, prompts the parent to think about things from their baby’s perspective(Unsplash)
The app, called BabyMind, prompts the parent to think about things from their baby’s perspective(Unsplash)

This app will tell what babies think, feel

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The app, called BabyMind, prompts the parent to think about things from their baby’s perspective and to consider what is going on in their baby’s mind at a specific point each day.
An easy way to get started with diet management is via smartphone apps that help you with logging your food intake and keeping a tab on your diet.
An easy way to get started with diet management is via smartphone apps that help you with logging your food intake and keeping a tab on your diet.

How nutritious is your diet?

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Baxi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Maintaining a good diet and keeping a check on your nutritional intake is easy now with cools apps and gadgets
(iStock)
(iStock)

Aggregator apps for realty are connecting buyers with multiple service providers

Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 06:38 PM IST
New platforms let you search by service, identify plumbers, painters, housing society managers; monitor accounts and keep records too.
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(Unsplash)

Tracking food helps losing extra kilos, says study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 07:00 PM IST
Overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new study.
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. (Shutterstock)
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. (Shutterstock)

Treatment via smartphone app more effective for tuberculosis patients, finds study

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Smartphone-enabled video-observed therapy, recommended by the World Health Organization as an alternative to DOT, is a more effective approach to TB treatment than directly observed treatment.
Students can take the test on a day designated by the school. After students take the test, teachers can evaluate their performance on the basis of the scoring guidelines issued by the board(Hindustan Times File)
Students can take the test on a day designated by the school. After students take the test, teachers can evaluate their performance on the basis of the scoring guidelines issued by the board(Hindustan Times File)

CBSE introduces aptitude tests for Class 9, 10 students

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 08:36 AM IST
It reads: ‘Know Your Aptitude (KYA) will help students understand their strengths and limitations before making important career choices. The test ‘would also help parents, teachers and the school administrators to extend support to the student while making such decisions.’
(IMAGE: ISTOCK; IMAGING: SHRIKRISHNA PATKAR)
(IMAGE: ISTOCK; IMAGING: SHRIKRISHNA PATKAR)

College profs use games, music, drama to teach about biz, trade, politics

Hindustan Times | By Shaili Shah
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 07:52 PM IST
Unusual approaches include sessions by clowns and paanwalas to drive home points about customer relations and inventory management.
Advanced technology from smartphones have opened up a world of possibilities for the use of the front-facing camera.(Pexels.com)
Advanced technology from smartphones have opened up a world of possibilities for the use of the front-facing camera.(Pexels.com)

Best face forward: The most innovative face detection apps around

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 12:58 PM IST
As face detection technology becomes more advanced with phones such as the OPPO Find X, smartphone apps ride the wave by offering some of the most innovative ways to use the front-facing camera.
Using an app to stay healthy? It could slow your artery ageing(Shutterstock)
Using an app to stay healthy? It could slow your artery ageing(Shutterstock)

Heart ages slowly if use apps to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle

Indo Asian News Service, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Good eating habits, smoking cessation and physical exercise are known to prevent atherosclerosis. All these habits are promoted by health apps.
Unregulated apps can give people a false sense of security, leading to dire health consequences.(Shutterstock)
Unregulated apps can give people a false sense of security, leading to dire health consequences.(Shutterstock)

Don’t go by ratings of health apps, it may not guarantee accuracy

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 11:57 AM IST
A new study done on blood pressure apps shows that a high “star rating” need not guarantee medical accuracy or value. The study also shows that using these unregulated apps can give people a false sense of security, leading to dire health consequences.
La Macarena is the 90s international hit song.(Youtube)
La Macarena is the 90s international hit song.(Youtube)

‘La Macarena’ song can help you perform CPR better, here’s how

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Performing chest compressions in time with the beats of the 90s hit song La Macarena can improve the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), says a new study.
About 50 to 90% of young women experience pain during their periods.(Shutterstock)
About 50 to 90% of young women experience pain during their periods.(Shutterstock)

Ladies, this acupressure app could help reduce your period pain

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 10:53 AM IST
A new study shows that women suffering from period pain benefitted from an app that teaches them to administer self-acupressure before and during menstruation.
The findings highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions at the bedside.(Shutterstock)
The findings highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions at the bedside.(Shutterstock)

Smartphone apps are better than traditional evaluation to detect cardiac arrest

Asian News International, Washington D.C. | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 01:45 PM IST
According to a University of Ottawa Heart Institute-led research, a smartphone application using the phone’s camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography.
Fans say the technology addresses a big problem: About half of drugs for chronic conditions aren’t taken as prescribed because of cost, side effects or patient forgetfulness.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Fans say the technology addresses a big problem: About half of drugs for chronic conditions aren’t taken as prescribed because of cost, side effects or patient forgetfulness.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Do you often forget to take your pills? Try selfie medicine to stay on track

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Researchers are testing the efficacy of smartphone apps created to monitor pill-taking.
While high blood pressure is treatable with lifestyle changes and medication, only around 20% of people with hypertension have their condition under control.(Shutterstock)
While high blood pressure is treatable with lifestyle changes and medication, only around 20% of people with hypertension have their condition under control.(Shutterstock)

Now, you can monitor your blood pressure with this smartphone app

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2018 09:47 AM IST
Scientists have developed a new easy-to-use smartphone app that could help measure blood pressure more accurately than existing cuff devices.
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