#Goldilocks reimagined to teach children about using social media responsibly

Children’s story Goldilocks And The Three Bears has been reimagined for the digital age as a way to help parents and children discuss using social media responsibly. Called #Goldilocks, the new story has been written by award-winning children’s author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross. In it, Goldilocks gets into trouble…

BBC takes on Netflix with over 100 iPlayer Box Sets announced for Christmas

Andrew Davies’s classics from Pride And Prejudice to the original House Of Cards are returning for Christmas as the BBC announces its iPlayer Box Sets. The broadcaster is once again placing a raft of box sets and classic episodes on its iPlayer over Christmas – as part of plans to compete against giants such as…

Pokemon Go players to challenge others for the first time

Pokemon Go players will finally be able to battle each other as the game has its biggest evolution yet. Makers Niantic revealed Trainer Battles will arrive on the hit augmented reality app later this month, allowing players to challenge others for the first time. A number of fans took to social media to react to…

Smartphone app detects anaemia using fingernail snapshots

An app has been developed that enables smartphone users to check for anaemia simply by snapping a picture of their fingernails. The software records levels of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, by measuring the paleness of the fingernail bed. Scientists believe the app will ultimately replace the need for invasive blood tests…

The new Christmas list? Facebook Collections feature can be shared with friends

Facebook is allowing users to share their collections with friends for the first time. It's something which could come in handy ahead of Christmas to give others an idea of what gifts you would like. The social network already allows people to curate everything from posts and pages, to adverts and videos, but the update…

Xiaomi overtakes Apple in latest wearables market figures from IDC

Chinese firm Xiaomi has overtaken Apple to become the largest wearables manufacturer in the world, according to new figures. Industry analyst firm IDC released figures which suggest the whole wearables market grew to 32 million shipments in the last quarter, up more than 21% on the same period last year. Xiaomi’s expansion outside China –…

British start-up McLear offers contactless payments with £129 Smart Ring

A British start-up has launched a new wearable contactless payment ring in a fresh attempt to change the way people pay for goods. McLear’s Smart Ring, which is supported by the likes of Visa, allows users to connect their existing bank account with a dedicated app and pay for purchases of up to £30 per…

Church offers live voting smartphone app to encourage interaction

  A ‘word cloud’ displays things the congregation at Aylsham Parish Church in Norfolk is praying for (Mentimeter/PA) A church is trialling the use of a live voting smartphone app during sermons to help engage its congregation and encourage greater participation.  Worshippers at Aylsham Parish Church in Norfolk are asked to…

Apple names Fortnite and Drake among most popular App Store downloads of 2018

Fortnite has been named as the most downloaded free game of the year from Apple’s App Store. The battle royale game, which recently revealed it had gone past 200 million registered players, is free to play across multiple platforms and has enjoyed runaway success over the last year. Aside from games, The Driving Theory Test…

Quora reveals data breach affecting up to 100 million users

About 100 million users of question-and-answer website Quora may have had their personal information compromised following a data breach, the company said. The affected data includes account details such as names, email addresses and encrypted passwords, as well as any data imported from linked networks when authorised by the user. Quora said it discovered on…