Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech

Becca Caddy Health & Sport Leave a Comment

The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities. Each week we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that's dedicated to the world of…

Read more | Comments (0)

WTF Facebook: Pay for messages to show up in a nonfriend's inbox

Becca Caddy Facebook 1 Comment

Most Facebook users will find that when they check their Messages they've got two distinct inboxes, the regular Inbox and the Other inbox. If you've tweaked your settings it may work a little differently, but most people will find that the regular Inbox is full of messages from friends and the Other inbox contains (often…

Read more | Comments (0)

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 20 last minute UK high street tech buys

Becca Caddy Gadgets, Top Stories 2 Comments

We've been writing up Christmas gift guides now for the past few weeks and although some retailers will still deliver presents right up to the last minute (well, until Christmas Eve), it's starting to get a bit late to order all kinds of weird and wonderful things from the interwebz. Well fear not, because we're…

Read more | Comments (0)

STUDY: Now Facebook could be making you fat

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Facebook Leave a Comment

Facebook's regularly blamed for everything, from making us thicker to breaking up marriages and relationship left, right and centre. But today a new study reveals that it could be making us fat and spend too much as well. Great news. According to The Telegraph today, interacting with close friends on social networking sites raises your…

Read more | Comments (0)

Tumblr finally launches its iPad app

Becca Caddy Apps, Mobile phone apps, Tumblr Leave a Comment

You've always been able to use Tumblr's iOS app on iPad devices, but the blogging service has never released an app that's fully compatible with Apple's tablets, well until today. The long awaited iOS app, which has been specially design for both the iPad and the iPad Mini, was launched earlier this morning and includes…

Read more | Comments (0)

Facebook makes it easier to control your privacy settings

Becca Caddy Facebook Leave a Comment

Despite the fact everyone makes such a big deal about Facebook being a big baddy that wants us to sign our lives away and expose everything we do to the public, if you spend enough time digging through the settings you'll actually find you have complete control over EVERYTHING Facebook related. However, the settings are…

Read more | Comments (0)

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Best home entertainment devices

Becca Caddy Features, Gadgets Leave a Comment

If you're having friends and family round this Christmas you might want to give your home a bit of an entertainment revamp, whether you need to boost your speakers for a more immersive audio experience, find a better way of controlling your music and TV or invest in a new games console that'll keep everyone…

Read more | Comments (0)

PHOTO APPS: Our top 10 Instagram alternatives

Becca Caddy Mobile phone apps, Photo Apps, Top Stories 1 Comment

Well, well, well, up until this week Instagram was everyone's favourite photo application and we spent our days snapping, cropping and filtering all kinds of rubbish, from our breakfasts to our totally awesome pedicures (gross). However, everything changed this week when Instagram announced it had made a number of amendments to its policies that may…

Read more | Comments (0)

Instagram changes its policy and the whole world implodes

Becca Caddy Facebook, Mobile phone apps Leave a Comment

So according to some old Mayan stone the world's ending this week, on Friday to be exact and in the Shiny Shiny offices we've been discussing exactly how that's going to happen. We've pretty much narrowed it down to... A sudden flash of light then NOTHING, a zombie infection or a huge natural disaster that…

Read more | Comments (0)

Let's all freak out about Facebook owning our Instagram content

Becca Caddy Facebook, Mobile phone apps Leave a Comment

Early next year Instagram will be introducing a new policy that means it'll soon be sharing all of its content with its new BFF (we mean owner), Facebook. This morning the Instagram team wrote an official announcement on the company's blog, outlining some of the key changes that are set to come into affect in…

Read more | Comments (0)

Will Facebook launch Snapchat-like (dirtbag) photo app?

Becca Caddy Facebook, Mobile phone apps Leave a Comment

Quirky little photo app Snapchat has become super popular over the past year or so (we wrote about it last September when it was called Picaboo), as it allows you to send "self-destructible" photo messages that the recipient can only view for a couple of seconds. Awh we hear what you're saying, maybe everyone uses…

Read more | Comments (0)

NARCISSISM WIN: Download all of your brilliant tweets

Becca Caddy Twitter 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered whether all of your snarky tweets about X Factor and hilarious little quips about those working in social media could be collected into one place, so you can just sit there and browse through your own awesomeness? Well narcissists of the internet, that's now possible, as Twitter is introducing a way…

Read more | Comments (0)

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: The top health & wellbeing gadgets & accessories

Becca Caddy Health & Sport Leave a Comment

Our sister site Connected Health has been exploring the fascinating world of health and fitness tech over the past year and we've seen some great sport gadgets and accessories that really can make a difference to your training (check out our gift guide for fitness and sports gifts). Today we've collected together some of our…

Read more | Comments (0)

Christmas stuff, 90s cool cars, weird videos and more top posts

Ashley Norris Gadgets Leave a Comment

Top stories from Shiny Shiny and our pals Your ultimate tech Christmas guide Air Stewardesses behaving badly Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations Five aspirational cars from the 90s now going cheap-ish The most under rated British indie bands of the 90s Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers The phone of…

Read more | Comments (0)

Connected Health: This week in health and fitness tech

Becca Caddy Features, Health & Sport Leave a Comment

The health and fitness tech market is growing rapidly, from wearable tracking devices like the Fitbit to more obscure medical gadgets that could have a big impact on those living with disabilities. Each week we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best from Connected Health, our sister site that's dedicated to the world of…

Read more | Comments (0)

ROUND-UP: Shiny Shiny's Christmas 2012 gift guides

Becca Caddy Top Stories Leave a Comment

This year we've been busy little elves, collecting together the top gadgets, accessories and cool things from the past 12 months that would make the best gifts for your loved ones. Whether you're looking for a cheap eReader (we'd go for the 6" Kindle), awesome new Android camera (Samsung Galaxy all the way) or a…

Read more | Comments (0)

STUDY: Tech tops Christmas 2012 wish lists in the UK

Becca Caddy Behaviour, Computers 1 Comment

It seems we've become a nation of gadget geeks this year as a study into what we're all wishing for this Christmas has found most of us have our fingers crossed for a shiny new piece of tech. The research, commissioned by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, polled a total of 2,108 adults from around the UK and found…

Read more | Comments (0)

Howwwl: An open-blogging platform a bit like Pinterest and a lot like Tumblr

Becca Caddy Blogging Leave a Comment

Yeah we know, we know, it's really annoying to always be describing one shiny new platform in relation to a couple of old ones, but from what we can tell so far, new open-blogging site Howwwl mixes together some of the best features of both Pinterest and Tumblr into an interesting anti-blogging package. Howwwl describes…

Read more | Comments (0)

Google Maps app is released so we all know where we are again

Becca Caddy Mobile phone apps Leave a Comment

Over the past few months, since we all excitedly updated our iPhones to iOS 6, we've been collectively moaning about how rubbish Apple Maps is, blaming the tech giant for thinking it was smug enough to take on Google. We know lots of you have found yourselves lost and late because Apple's offering just isn't…

Read more | Comments (0)

Flickr.com gets a makeover after iOS app revamp

Becca Caddy Flickr Leave a Comment

Today Flickr launched the new version of its iOS app and also added in some new functionality over at flickr.com too, in order to really prove it's taking this whole photo malarky seriously. The two key changes from flickr.com include a navigation bar designed to "make browsing Flickr faster and easier so you can quickly…

Read more | Comments (0)