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Can sexual consent app Good2Go really reduce assaults on campus?

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Want to be sure you’re not raping someone? There’s an app for that. Good2Go, is a free “consent” mobile phone app that “targets college-age adults”. Because “don’t rape” is a lesson best left until college, apparently. This comes as California signs the “yes means yes” sexual assault bill to adopt requirements for colleges to follow […]

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Pitfalls and prizes of ensuring quality mobile apps

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Guardian’s QA team has worked extensively with native mobile apps for several years, so when we began working on the next generation of the Guardian’s app we were aware of the difficulties that we were going to face when testing and ensuring the quality of the app. Principally, these would be getting test coverage […]

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Groundbreaking gadgets aim to provide a feast for the senses

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A recent competition run by an American bacon manufacturer to win an iPhone-connecting device that emits the smell of rashers with the wake-up alarm could be viewed as a cruel trick on the senses. But it proved popular with thousands of entrants and marked a breakthrough for the London-based academic behind the technology. Adrian Cheok, […]

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Children’s apps: ‘Technology interferes with the story in most apps’

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Lots of developers and publishers are exploring the potential of interactive picture book-apps for children, but can they ever hope to deliver a reading experience comparable to books? Author and critic Nicolette Jones remains to be convinced. “I’m very impressed with those sorts of apps that tell you something around a book – what Egmont […]

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Minecraft, YouTube, David Walliams and more: children’s books in 2014

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In 2014, children’s books are facing more competition than ever from other forms of entertainment, particularly digital: games, apps, YouTube and social networking. Does this mean that the children’s publishing industry is feeling downbeat? Actually, no. This week’s The Bookseller Children’s Conference in London was a notably positive affair, with buoyant sales figures and excitement […]

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