Tech news: apps to make you work clever

Technological advances are all about making us work better or smarter. One recent US launch is Figure1 which is an image sharing app for doctors. This allows doctors to share important information and follow cases all within a secure internet site that protects patient confidentiality.

The question, though, is always whether technology can make us redundant. Also from the US is PocketDerm, a teledermatology consultation programme developed by two dermatologists to provide customised skincare advice for acne sufferers without them even having to make an appointment.

Patients can sign up to the app and upload photos of their acne problem where their acne treatment is customised and shipped directly to the patient.