Users report issues as Covid-19 app launches in England and Wales | World news

The launch of the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales has exposed problems with the programme, some of which were known about in advance, and some of which will come as a surprise to both the government and users. Although there were hundreds of thousands of downloads of the Continue Reading

Take-up of NHS contact-tracing app could be only 10% | World news

Take-up of the NHS Covid contact-tracing app being launched in England and Wales on Thursday – and once touted as key to controlling the pandemic – could be as low as 10% in some places, government sources believe. International examples show take-up rates of similar apps at between 10% and Continue Reading

How to download the NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app | Technology

Now that the UK government has released the NHS’s Covid-19 contact-tracing app for England and Wales, here’s what you need and how to download it. To use the new NHS Covid-19 app you need an Apple iPhone 6S or newer, or an Android phone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or newer Continue Reading

Major Instagram App Bug Could’ve Given Hackers Remote Access to Your Phone – Tempemail

Ever wonder how hackers can hack your smartphone remotely? In a report shared with The Hacker News today, Check Point researchers disclosed details about a critical vulnerability in Instagram’s Android app that could have allowed remote attackers to take control over a targeted device just by sending victims a specially crafted image. Continue Reading

Cartrack Launches Personal Safety App in South Africa – Tempemail

Cartrack has launched Karu Safety, a rapid response safety app that dispatches emergency security assistance for people in need. Founder and Group CEO, Zak Calisto says the launch of Karu Safety was a natural evolution for the company. “We’ve been in the software business for 16 years and consistently introduced ground-breaking Continue Reading

Releasing Covidsafe app usage numbers could risk public safety, government claims | Australia news

The federal government has refused to release information on the number of Australians still using the Covidsafe contact tracing app, on the grounds it could risk public safety and harm commonwealth-state relations. Covidsafe relies on large numbers of the population running the app on their phones when out in the Continue Reading

Apple’s surprise OS update leaves app developers scrambling | Apple

Apple devices received a surprise update as the company released the latest version of its operating systems for iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs and Watches with just one day notice. But while the new updates bring a wealth of new features for free, some independent developers are warning that the Continue Reading

Google and Apple app stores investigated by Australia’s competition watchdog | Australian media

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an inquiry into how Google and Apple run their app stores for Android and iOS devices. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in its latest action targeting digital platforms, on Tuesday announced it would be examining the app stores with a focus on how data Continue Reading