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Webscape: Apps to make you healthier

Kate Russell's weekly review of the best apps and websites.

It is believed the mobile health market could be worth $26bn (£16bn) globally by 2017. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is building a library of smartphone apps that have been vetted to ensure they really are clinically safe.

If you are looking for an RSS reader to keep all the posts from your favourite blogs in order, try Newsblur. It has an interface that lets you teach it which stories you like so it can filter out some of the noise.

What you need next is some content to feed to your new RSS reader. Visual News delivers several eclectic posts every day that are driven by a really strong image.

Another pick for a different take on the news of the day is Quartz. This blog is all about the writing with a starkly simple design that does not ring bells or whistles to detract from the expert commentary.

For a bit of history, Kottke.org was set up in 1998 - before the term blog was even coined. It is one of the longest, continuously-running blogs on the web with 15 years of continuous posts to explore.

What happens when young people from the digital native generation remove their internet access for a week? A documentary released on 25 November follows the fortunes of five people who dropped their connections completely during Internet Week Europe.

Watch more clips on the Click website. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

  • 26 Nov 2013
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