Tips to kick your addiction to certain apps
23 February 2023 | 12:10 pm
Reducing the amount of time you spend on additive apps like TikTok and Instagram isn't easy. But there are some tricks, and even productivity apps, that can help you gamify your life and sort out what's important.
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28 Apr 2020
Smartphone apps and other digital technology have been widely used to help limit the spread of coronavirus. Countries are now developing their own apps to trace the virus's journey.
30 Apr 2020
Will tracking apps save the world or put humanity on the fast track to a surveillance state? Why has the French state delayed the roll-out of its plan?
18 Jun 2020
WeChat and other platforms have helped revolutionise inter-personal relations in China, but are also blamed for adding to growing strain on Chinese marriages by making it easier to flirt with potential new partners.
3 Jul 2020
Indian authorities banned dozens of mostly Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, and UC Browser, saying they were "prejudicial" to India's defense, security, and public order. The move follows a deadly border clash.
29 Jul 2020
Scores of digital contract tracing apps have been developed around the world in an attempt to stem the pandemic. Many have floundered and for those that haven't, it's still not clear if they are that effective.
18 Aug 2020
Belarus has seen major disruptions in internet service since the disputed presidential election, with rights groups accusing the government of censorship. To get around the restrictions, many are turning to privacy apps.
3 Sep 2020
India bans over 100 Chinese apps due to 'security threat' amid border row. ... New Delhi said that it had barred as many as 118 mostly Chinese apps, which include services provided by China internet giant Tencent and the popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG.
11 Dec 2020
Every year there are thousands of shooting incidents on Brazil's streets in which innocent bystanders are injured or killed. In some cities, apps now give real-time warnings to residents about areas to avoid.
4 May 2021
As their government struggles to tackle the pandemic, young Indians have stepped into the breach, setting up apps to crowdsource emergency aid, delivering key supplies and using social media to ensure that people get the help they need.
1 Jun 2021
Online study aids used by US soldiers stationed at nuclear bases around Europe have been found to contain sensitive details. An investigation by Bellingcat uncovered the leak.
15 Mar 2022
Heetch, a French ride-hailing app, has launched in Senegal - one of two such apps to arrive in recent months to test a largely untapped market.
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In Belgium, a recent documentary on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has caused shock and soul-searching, reigniting a debate about the way religion is funded in the country. Unlike in neighbouring France, the Belgian state finances officially recognised religions, with representatives of the Catholic Church receiving the best pay. But the abuse scandal has seen many people demand a change in the rules.
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