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The dirty little secret behind smoking cessation apps

A study of the most popular smoking cessation apps finds very few use evidence-based practices proven to help smokers quit.

By November 15, 2013


Yahoo calls off patent battle with Facebook

As expected, two Internet giants announce cessation of patent hostilities and agree to a new "partnership."

By July 6, 2012


The death of local TV news should be mourned

Last week, WIN announced the cessation of its 5.30pm local news bulletin for residents of regional WA, highlighting a long-term trend towards less and less local content on our TV networks.

By March 15, 2012


Lucas threatens wicked 'lightsaber' maker

George Lucas sends a cease and desist letter to Wicked Lasers, the manufacturer of the Pro Arctic Laser, the so-called lightsaber. Lucasfilm is asking for changes to the product or the cessation of sales.

By July 7, 2010


Quitting smoking, one text at a time (podcast)

Researcher says smoking-cessation data collected via texting study subjects every two hours is far more accurate than data captured using other methods.

By May 24, 2010


AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

There are more than 40,000 health-related apps on the market. Yet there is little oversight or organization, leaving even the professionals scratching their heads over what to formally recommend.

By December 13, 2013


5 apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Let these apps help you find a New Year's goal, then motivate you to keep at it.

By December 27, 2013


Apple's tearjerker holiday ad: Self-absorbed teens care after all

A new ad launched just in time for the holiday season shows a family getting together and a teen seemingly absorbed by his iPhone 5S. Until...

By December 17, 2013


Regular text messaging could help smokers quit

In two related studies, researchers find that text messaging could be an ideal means of delivering momentary interventions in the lives of smokers trying to quit.

By March 8, 2011


Friends don't let friends smoke (says e-cigarette company)

A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."

By January 4, 2014