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Jaime King used Uber to get to hospital and give birth

Jaime King has revealed she took an Uber to hospital when she went into labour with last October. The 35-year-old American actress and model told host Conan O'Brien that an ambulance was too 'dramatic'. She explains her decision in the video below: 'they [Uber] say 'three minutes away', with an ambulance you don't know. I can rely on…

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Sadie HaleJaime King used Uber to get to hospital and give birth
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The Presence turns your old iOS device into a home security system

With phone contracts being the norm for many of us, it's not unusual to find yourself with a spare phone or two lying around post-upgrade - and there's now a fantastically innovative way to make use of old iOS devices. The Presence app allows you to safeguard your home by turning spare devices into a WiFi…

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Sadie HaleThe Presence turns your old iOS device into a home security system
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Lose weight, not sleep: the patented app designed to eliminate excess weight

A new app has been released which aims to help you lose weight by cutting out unnecessary stress in the morning. Developed by a neuroscientist, the Weight Loss Alarm Clock allegedly reduces stress levels upon waking up by playing a soothing Tibetan alarm sound as opposed to a more blaring noise, which in turn produces a less tense…

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Sadie HaleLose weight, not sleep: the patented app designed to eliminate excess weight
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LINE releases new Selfie Sticker app

Belfies, relfies, shelfies, phonies... it seemed like there wasn't much left to do with the (not especially) humble selfie. But the makers of Japan-based messaging app LINE (which my dad uses daily – parents today, eh?) didn’t let that put them off. They’ve come up with a new app, Selfie Sticker, which, as you might…

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Diane ShipleyLINE releases new Selfie Sticker app
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Apps to make shopping easier: Amazon, Clear, Ebay and Addison Lee

Here at shinyshiny we're all about the apps, gadgets and services that'll enrich our lives and make day-to-day tasks a little more fun. So here's our pick of apps to make shopping less of a headache and more of a breeze, whether you like to grab vintage gems, online bargains or you're an old-school high…

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Becca CaddyApps to make shopping easier: Amazon, Clear, Ebay and Addison Lee

Forget about IOUs with new app Payfriendz

Do you ever find yourself out with friends, and neither of you have cash? Well, this new app Payfriendz makes that situation a lot less awkward, allowing you to make transfers to friends through your smartphone there and then, meaning no more IOUs. To register for a Payfriendz account, all you need is a smartphone…

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Hayley MinnForget about IOUs with new app Payfriendz

New app Smart-Me can manage your energy consumption from your phone

Do you worry about how much energy you're wasting at home while you're not even there? Then you might want to have a look at Smart-me which launches in July. Compatible with iOS and Android platforms, Smart-Me, so the maker says, is 99% accurate and communicates through an Internet connected Wi-Fi network to the Smart-Me…

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Hayley MinnNew app Smart-Me can manage your energy consumption from your phone

Veleza: a simple app to help you shop for skincare products

We know there are plenty of life-hacking, game-playing and selfie-sending apps on the market, but what about those dedicated to the world of beauty? Launched in the UK this week, Veleza is a free app created to take the stress away from buying, trialling and often failing to find the right products and is dedicated…

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Becca CaddyVeleza: a simple app to help you shop for skincare products

Is Facebook developing a video chat app to rival Snapchat?

After Snapchat's recent overhaul, Facebook is clearly quaking in its boots, and is now working on a video chat app to rival it. According to the Financial Times, the app, known internally as Slingshot, has been under development for the last couple of months and could be launched as soon as this month. Facebook attempted…

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Hayley MinnIs Facebook developing a video chat app to rival Snapchat?

New app, Noisli, can keep you motivated to work

Are you guilty of listening to the radio while you're working, in order to have some background noise, only to get distracted and start singing along to your favourite song instead of writing? Don't worry, that exact moment just happened to us, but now there's a new app, Noisli, which its makers claims provides the exact…

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Hayley MinnNew app, Noisli, can keep you motivated to work

Google has acquired another app – this time it's Word Lens

Google looks set to go further in its plan to take over the world, having acquired yet another app. The search giant has revealed that its has acquired the makers of Word Lens, an app that can translate printed words between languages without the need for a network connection. Designed to help users read foreign…

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Hayley MinnGoogle has acquired another app – this time it's Word Lens

Snapchat is now more popular than Whatsapp

Snapchat looks like it's becoming more and more popular everyday, and, according to a report out today, is now the top messaging app in North America, generating even more traffic than WhatsApp. Sandvine's research, based on monitoring network traffic across a number of its mobile and fixed carrier customers, shows just how important picture and…

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Hayley MinnSnapchat is now more popular than Whatsapp

Yahoo buys self-destructing messaging app Blink

Yahoo has acquired Blink, an app that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind it. The app will be shut down in the coming weeks so that Blink's seven-person team can work on Yahoo's 'smart communication' products, but details of the deal have not been disclosed. Blink's users…

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Hayley MinnYahoo buys self-destructing messaging app Blink

It's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

It turns out your sexts, selfies and silly updates might not be as private as the private messaging app has led us to believe. Ever since Snapchat was born, many have questioned whether it's private, self-destructing messages really disappear once they've gone from our screens. Well now Snapchat has admitted to the Federal Trade Commission…

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Becca CaddyIt's official, your sexts aren't safe with Snapchat

Could Dermoscan be the first app to diagnose cancer accurately?

There are many health apps which claim to be able to save your life, so whenever a new one pops up, we're more than a little sceptical. However, a new app developed at the University of Houston, called Dermoscan, claims it has an 85% accuracy rate at investigating moles and lesions, telling users whether they…

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Hayley MinnCould Dermoscan be the first app to diagnose cancer accurately?

London cabbies don't like Uber and plan 'severe chaos' in protest

London's black cab drivers aren't happy about Uber and plan to bring "severe chaos" to the capital as a protest against the growing popularity of the smartphone taxi-booking app. As if the capital's cabbies weren't already grumpy enough, they're now planning to bring "chaos, congestion and confusion" to the streets of London because, in their…

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Becca CaddyLondon cabbies don't like Uber and plan 'severe chaos' in protest

Hipstamatic to take on Vine with its Cinamatic video app full of filters

Hipstamatic, one of the first big players in the mobile photography game, is set to launch its own short video app, Cinamatic. But will it give Instagram and Vine a run for their money? Seasoned photography app fans will be familiar with Hipstamatic. It was one of the first apps to hit our phones that…

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Becca CaddyHipstamatic to take on Vine with its Cinamatic video app full of filters
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New iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

We thought we couldn't know any more about what our friends are doing at any given moment, thanks to the world of social media, but The Feeling Skin has now created a social network based on emotion, complete with a smartphone case that lights up to tell you what mood your friends are in. The…

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Hayley MinnNew iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood