Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Gestational diabetes app helps healthcare workers keep a close eye on pregnant women

Posted May 10, 2018 05:11:32 Photo: If left untreated, the disease can be deadly and has the potential to cause premature birth, overweight babies and pre-eclampsia. (Unsplash.com: Janko Ferlic, CC-0) A smartphone app, developed by Australian scientists and health workers, is helping Queensland mothers-to-be protect themselves and their babies from …

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Citizen scientists needed to record frog sounds via app developed by Australian Museum

Posted May 08, 2018 10:39:47 Photo: The Wotjulum frog, sometimes called crazy chicken because of its call, is found across northern WA. (Flickr: eyeweed/CCO) The rain has arrived in south-western Australia and researchers are hoping to mobilise citizen scientists to help track the health of local frogs using a smartphone …

Peppa Pig blocked on Chinese video app after becoming a ‘subculture icon’

Peppa Pig blocked on Chinese video app after becoming a ‘subculture icon’

Updated May 01, 2018 13:22:58 A popular Chinese video-sharing app has blocked content related to the British animated children’s program Peppa Pig, after the cartoon’s main character became a “subculture icon” on social media. Key points: State media has labelled Peppa Pig a “subculture icon” Social media users have been …

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Posted April 26, 2018 05:36:39 Photo: Visitor facilities are being revamped at Cradle Mountain to cater for growing tourist numbers. (ABC News: Ros Lehman) The head of Tasmania’s Tourism Industry Council is worried the state will lose an innovative tourist-tracking program when its funding runs out next week. Developed at …

Navigation made easy through new app to help the vision-impaired

Navigation made easy through new app to help the vision-impaired

Updated April 23, 2018 07:27:12 Photo: Ms Holmes is helping to test an app that can guide people with vision impairment. Nicole Holmes relies on many things to get around Sydney. Being blind, apps such as trip planners and GPS maps help her navigate the city and stay organised – …

Uber wants users to book train and bus tickets through its app

Uber wants users to book train and bus tickets through its app

Posted April 12, 2018 19:54:31 Uber is moving beyond the world of cars and looking to become a one-stop transportation shopping app. The company said it wanted to help “solve the issue of car ownership” and one of the ways it was planning to do that is by offering public …

Facebook swipes left on Tinder as it tightens app access after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook swipes left on Tinder as it tightens app access after Cambridge Analytica scandal

Updated April 05, 2018 10:16:23 Angry Tinder users have taken to Twitter to complain they were locked out of their accounts after Facebook changed its settings following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “A technical issue is preventing users from logging into Tinder. We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to …

IVF clinic in Melbourne uses smart TV app to consult Chinese fertility patients

IVF clinic in Melbourne uses smart TV app to consult Chinese fertility patients

Posted March 29, 2018 14:18:03 A new digital subscription service will have Chinese couples glued to their TVs, but it’s not a case of Netflix and chill. Instead, they’ll be using a smart TV app to talk to Australian fertility experts. Melbourne fertility clinic Monash IVF has partnered with the …