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# App

This year
The Explainer: Why are there concerns over how TikTok is using your data?
Chris Stokel-Walker, author of a definitive book on TikTok, joins us this week to explain what the controversies around the Chinese-run app are.
All time
Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election
His allies denounced the move as an “act of political censorship”.
Poll: Would you use the payments app being planned by Irish banks?
The app, Synch Payments, hit a roadblock last week.
Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.
Microsoft reportedly in advanced talks to buy US TikTok operation
The reports emerged as US President Donald Trump said he would ban the Chinese-owned app in the US.
Why was the Covid-19 app so successful in Ireland?
HSE CEO Paul Reid called the Irish roll out the “most successful launch of this app anywhere in the world”
'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?
The app launched late last night.
HSE's contact tracing app will be wound down in 90 days if it's deemed ineffective
The app will record if a user is in close contact with another user by exchanging anonymous codes.
HSE still plans to roll out contact tracing app by end of the month
The app will be opt-in and support, rather than replace, current contact tracing processes.
Harris says he wants 'all-island approach' to new contact tracing app
The HSE is aiming to release its contact tracing app by the end of this month.
Debunked: No, this message from a Covid-19 app asking why a person is 20km from home is not real
The false message originated in Australia but is being widely shared here.
Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that
Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.
English women's top-flight games to be streamed live and free on FA's new app
A handy way to keep an eye on the strong Irish contingent in the Women’s Super League.
Someone lying about their insurance or licence at a garda checkpoint? There's an app for that
The app has been in a trial period for a number of months
New app allows public to check if HGV vehicles have valid permit to be in Dublin city centre
HGV drivers who enter the cordon in the city without a valid permit can be fined €800.
La Liga fined €250,000 for accessing users' microphones and locations on its smartphone app
Spanish football’s top league was reportedly attempting to detect pubs and bars that were illegally showing matches.
WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know
The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.
'I'm logged in as Boris': Conservative Party conference app glitch revealed MPs' personal details
The party apologised for any concern caused.
Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties
Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.
Number of ghost estates has 'decreased by 91% since 2010'
Meanwhile, a new app is set to let members of the public report vacant buildings.
Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases
The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.
Tallaght Hospital says new app will 'help patients get the most from their treatment'
It’s the first public hospital in Ireland to launch this type of app.
Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro - there's an app for that
The service allows a pregnant woman to send a message when she wants a seat.
How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help
Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.
The HSE is working on an app that will tell you how busy your local emergency department is
A prototype of the app will be available by this November.
Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”
Your Facebook Messenger will soon be filled with advertisements
Facebook have announced that advertisers will be able to buy advert slots within the app.
The Irish app that wants to help people get up in the morning
Pieta House said that they hoped their partnership with the app would help users in a “meaningful and positive way”.
Use your phone to journal - and improve your day
Let’s find out how to remember what on earth we did last week.
Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at
You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.
Challenge 1: Delete one app
Week two of Live A Better Life: Challenge yourself
Get a headstart - Monitor your phone use this week
The first key to bringing about change? Seeing what’s really going on.
What is SimSimi and how has it been used as a 'bullying app' for children?
One parent said she discovered “vile, disgusting comments” about her daughter on the app.
Controversial 'bullying' app SimSimi goes offline in Ireland
The bot now replies “I do not talk in Ireland for a while” after every message it receives.
Want to Hailo a taxi? You'll need to change your app soon
Hailo has become mytaxi, as it becomes part of a 100,000-strong European fleet of taxis.
10 apps that you would gladly pay 99c for
We’re ready to make our first billion.
A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin
The app also maps your route to the parking space.
Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app
The app has hundreds of millions of users – but are they aware of the permissions they have agreed to?
Introducing Kickabout, the new app aiming to change the way 5-a-side football is organised
Gary O’Toole chats to The42 about his acclaimed initiative.
QUIZ: How Awkward With Money Are You?
Let’s find out.