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It’s not the first time apps against sexual violence have been tried. Problem is they don’t work

- March 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller suggested this week that technology should be part of the solution to growing concerns around sexual assault. He encouraged serious discussion about using a digital app to record positive sexual consent. In our research, we have studied a wide range of mobile applications and artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots… Read more »

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Remote working collaboration startup #stratapp solves the problem of dealing with too many apps every day

- November 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

The average Australian worker now has to deal with more than 15 apps daily according to a new startup hoping to deal with the problem of being overwhelmed while working remotely. Brisbane-based tech company #stratapp found that people working from home felt increasingly disconnected from the pace and flow of the office, in part because… Read more »

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To get the most from fitness apps, you need to crank up your competitive side too

- August 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Researchers have found that the more competitive a person is, the more benefit they get from popular workout apps. The study, conducted by Flinders University in South Australia, examined 1300 people between 18 to 83 years old, predominantly women. Led by Flinders University PhD candidate Jasmine Peterson in conjunction with Lucy Lewis, Eva Kemps and… Read more »

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Thousands of Google Play apps could be fakes used to steal your data

- June 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australian researchers have found more than 2000 potentially fake apps on Google Play that hackers are using as trojan horses to steal personal information from users. The fake apps impersonate popular apps for everything from photo editing to personal finance tracking and exercise monitors and contain malware that could lead to identity theft. Five researchers from… Read more »

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Sydney startup Found Careers is the first fully mobile recruitment app

- January 29, 2016 4 MIN READ

Sydney startup Found Careers brings that much needed spark in the recruitment process. The app is a fully mobile recruitment platform, designed with photos and questions that are actually interesting, which transforms the whole job finding process into a fun and addictive activity. No filling in form or sending through resumes and countless CVs. Once a person’s profile is completed, applying for jobs is as simple as ticking the roles that appeal to you and crossing those that don’t.

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Melbourne app developer Appscore is on track for $25 million in yearly revenue thanks to a partnership with Telstra

- November 25, 2015 3 MIN READ

When apps were still fairly new and marketers sought to educate the market about what exactly apps could help us do, they came up with the memorable ‘there’s an app for that’ tagline. Fast forward a couple of years and there truly is an app for almost anything you could possibly think of, and countless companies out there creating them. Melbourne’s Appscore has become one of the leaders in the Australian app development space.