It's a cartoon cliche that's a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more often. They have even built an app to help avoid the canines that are just trying to protect their home from the dangerous package deliveries.
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When a child is born deaf, and then receives cochlear implants, learning to talk is a process of learning how to associate the sounds they can newly hear with the sounds they are able to make with their mouths.
GetTalking is an app being developed by a team of researchers at Swinbourne University, designed to help them do just that.
From Dali to dinosaur fossils, museums host all sorts of unforgettable sights. The school holidays, might be over, but you can keep the wonder coming with these apps, podcasts, online courses and eBooks full of fun facts, maps and information on exhibits from museums around the country, and the world.
Ever scrolled though the comments section under an Instagram image of say, a fitness model for example? It can get pretty intense. From today, Instagram is introducing a whole bunch of ways to deal with harassment - recognising comments in particular could be managed a little better.
You'll now have the power to turn off comments for individual posts, remove followers for private accounts and on a more positive note, even "like" comments.
IFTTT (If This Then That) is now available on the mydlink Home app across a bunch of D-Link's "Connected Home" devices, including Wi-Fi Smart Plugs, Motion Sensors and Wi-Fi Siren. This means you can now create conditional commands and link multiple IFTTT products and apps together for a completely customisable home automation experience.
Uber is getting its first proper update in five years. The completely redesigned app will let Uber passengers quickly choose their destination — including shortcuts for regular trips, your calendar appointments, and to meet up with any friends that also use the app. It'll also show you how much you'll pay upfront, and give you a reasonably accurate guess at when you'll get to where you want.
Forget hoverboards, this is the future I've been waiting for.
You can now have pizza delivered to your face using nothing but voice activation. All you need to do is open an app (using Siri if you don't even want to touch your screen) which automatically counts down from 10 (a small window to allow for your indecision to subside) before placing your order for you.
*wipes solitary tear from eye*
Prevention programs are a key part of cardiac rehabilitation, however few people attend. So cardiac researchers from the University of Sydney have created a new game to prevent heart attacks among people who have suffered a cardiac event.
MyHeartMate is aimed at helping you make lifestyle changes to improve your heart health such as increasing physical activity, improving diet, quitting smoking and reducing stress. It also helps you manage medications while keeping track of your blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
If you've been seeing selfies of your friends that look like paintings, don't worry. Your friends haven't magically become artists overnight (most likely). Prisma — an app that turns your photos into paintings — has been blowing up over the past couple weeks on Apple devices, and it's now available for Android.
There are over 500 million business owners on the planet, but one in 10 (50 million) fail every year. And according to research, the two main reasons why business owners fail include a lack of education, and a lack of support.
Given the scale of the problem, Dale Beaumont realised conventional business models based on one-to-one coaching, meet-ups or live events weren't going to cut it. And that's when the idea of BRiN was born.
Recent research has shown that on average Aussies only require roadside assistance once every three years — and a tow once every 10 years — yet we are spending around $90 per year or more on membership fees.
GotU has entered the roadside assistance market to shake things up. The first-of-its-kind, fully app-based, pay-as-you-go solution for roadside assistance has launched and requires no membership, meaning no annual fees.
New statistics show 45 per cent of us believe we can't live without our mobiles, and 63 per cent need our phones to juggle work and personal life. But not all Australians have equal access to mobile technology.
It is Deafblind Awareness Week from 24 to 30 June, and in a breakthrough for thousands of deaf and blind Australians, the nation's first purpose-built mobile captioning app has been launched.