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How to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Whether it’s dodgy products, bad food or collective public rage, Twitter is now apparently the quickest way to get a response from a brand. But that’s only when they do respond. It’s also the least satisfying channel for complaints, with only 39 per cent of UK organisations able to answer questions successfully through their Twitter feed. Greggs’ spot of quick …

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Lauren BravoHow to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice
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What professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek

One of the best things about the advent of apps, sharing sites and high-tech cameras in recent years is the way we all get to pretend we’re photographers. Thankfully the days of getting your holiday snaps back to find a roll of 30 blurry, thumb-obscured disasters are a mere memory – one that we’ve quickly buried under thousands of other, …

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Lauren BravoWhat professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek
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Inspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer

Online sales growth has actually slowed this summer. And although the proportion of online retail sales has leapt up a whole per cent from last year, at 16.7% it’s still a surprisingly small fraction compared to all the shopping we do in real shops. Whether that’s because (despite all the tech at work to minimise misfits) we still don’t trust …

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Lauren BravoInspiration and perspiration: how to survive shopping in summer
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The new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

I’d like to admit something, and ask politely that none of you judge me. We are all friends here, in the cozy and confidential circle of trust that is the internet, aren’t we? Right then, here goes. My name is Lauren, and I Facebook-stalk myself. I am ashamed of the amount of time I spend looking at my own profile. …

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Lauren BravoThe new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?
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Spruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect

Just when you thought life was filtered enough, a new tool comes along to set the bar for photo perfection even higher. Unlike the usual amateur apps, Spruced Up! offers the chance to have your photos retouched by professionals. Founded by photographer Rob Willingham, the team behind the screen claim to have had a hand in campaigns for the likes …

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Lauren BravoSpruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect
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10 Fathers Day gifts every tech dad needs

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, it’s always a struggle to buy the right present for your Dad, so we thought we’d make it a little easier for you by finding some of the best tech gifts on the internet, for the gadget-obsessed dad, without you having to break the bank. 1) Google Chromecast If your dad is constantly complaining that …

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Hayley Minn10 Fathers Day gifts every tech dad needs
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10 Things you need to know about Apple's announcements at #WWDC: Yosemite, iOS8, Continuity

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with an exciting look at the future of OS X and iOS on Monday. Although rumours had been circulating about possible hardware launches (two sizes of iPhones, an iWatch and a new…

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Becca Caddy10 Things you need to know about Apple's announcements at #WWDC: Yosemite, iOS8, Continuity

Our favourite portable speakers for summer: Jawbone Jambox, Bose Soundlink, Jabra Solemate

Over the next few months we'll be bringing you our favourite tech for the summer months, whether you're looking for a charging device to keep your gadgets juiced up at festivals, need a portable speaker to blast out tunes…

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Becca CaddyOur favourite portable speakers for summer: Jawbone Jambox, Bose Soundlink, Jabra Solemate
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The best Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: cases, speakers, headphones

If you're lucky enough to have got your hands on a new Samsung Galaxy S5, then you're going to want to know the top accessories to pair it with. Whether you need a way to protect it, listen to…

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Becca CaddyThe best Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: cases, speakers, headphones
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Battle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine

There are so many different wearable devices on the market at the moment that it can be really hard to keep track of which gadget does what and how well it performs. Here at ShinyShiny we've been reviewing some…

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Becca CaddyBattle of the wearables: Jawbone Up 24 vs. Misfit Shine

VIDEO: Best camera phones 2014: Samsung K Zoom, Galaxy S5, Nokia 1020

Nowadays every smartphone has a pretty decent camera built-in, but in our latest video we take a look at some of the more high-end devices that promise to bring professional grade photography to your handset. Samsung K Zoom The…

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Becca CaddyVIDEO: Best camera phones 2014: Samsung K Zoom, Galaxy S5, Nokia 1020

ShinyShiny's April Round-up: iPhone 6 rumours, The Gadget Show, Jawbone up24

It's been a whirlwind of a month here at ShinyShiny, so we've decided to collect together our favourite events, top reviews and most popular videos for a mammoth round-up. Keep an eye out for a lot of new and exciting…

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Becca CaddyShinyShiny's April Round-up: iPhone 6 rumours, The Gadget Show, Jawbone up24