Apple WWDC 2014: What to expect – Healthbook, iWatch, iOS 8, connected home

Apple's annual developers' conference (or WWDC if you're in the business) kicks off this evening (Monday the 2nd of June), and it's a week long event notorious for revealing exciting, unexpected and, let's face it, sometimes pretty lacklustre details about the tech giant's plans for the next 12 months. If Apple's recent statements to the…

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Becca CaddyApple WWDC 2014: What to expect – Healthbook, iWatch, iOS 8, connected home

Why web series are such big business (and not to mention fun)

Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo, Vimeo has just announced its first exclusive original series, High Maintenance, which will be released later this year. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, it's a comedy about an unnamed cannabis dealer (played by Sinclair) and the clients he interacts with. Guest stars include…

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Diane ShipleyWhy web series are such big business (and not to mention fun)

LG G3: 5 Reasons you should consider the new smartphone

This week, LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the slick, huge and great-looking G3. But with so many other new and highly impressive devices on the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, and many more on the way over the coming months, like the new iPhone, the Nokia X2 and…

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Becca CaddyLG G3: 5 Reasons you should consider the new smartphone

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 in the park or a waterproof camera to capture every sunshine-soaked selfie. In this video it's…

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

Pinterest: Why promoted pins won't destroy the user experience

Over the past seven months, Pinterest has been "experimenting" with promoted pins, but will its news plans to step up its monetisation game have too much of a negative impact on the experience of its users? Four years after its launch and Pinterest is still a firm favourite for content curation, visual inspiration and, of…

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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 it, charge it or just carry it around in style, we've got you covered. Check out…

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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 of our favourite activity tracking gadgets and have plenty more to come over the next few…

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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 Samsung K Zoom was only officially unveiled this week. When it comes to its new specifications,…

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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 changes to the site from next month. We can't wait! The Cricut Explore: a must-have…

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

Misfit Shine Review: An activity tracker for the fashion-conscious

So what's a Misfit Shine? Wearable gadgets built to track our daily activities, keep tabs on our workouts and monitor our sleep levels are becoming more and more popular. However, you only have to take a look at the most popular devices on the market from the likes of Fitbit and Withings to see they're…

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Becca CaddyMisfit Shine Review: An activity tracker for the fashion-conscious

iPhone 6 rumour round-up: two models, a HUGE screen and sapphire glass

There aren't many events in a tech-lover's calendar as exciting as a new iPhone launch, which means rumours about what the iPhone 6 will look like, what it'll be made of and what features it'll be packing have been whirling around the internet ever since the last handset was unveiled. In the video above we've…

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Becca CaddyiPhone 6 rumour round-up: two models, a HUGE screen and sapphire glass

Project Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Last October Google announced that a dedicated team had started working on an exciting modular and fully-customisable smartphone that could well change the way we look at the mobile phone industry for good. Code-named Project Ara, the smartphone will consist of one framework and a series of separate sections. The thinking behind it is that…

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Becca CaddyProject Ara: All you need to know about Google's phone for the future

Top 10 apps for the perfect selfie: Facetune, More Beaute, CameraBag

As self-obsessed, vain and narcissistic millennials we have no excuses when it comes to producing sub-standard selfies. Gone are the days of holding up a blurry camera phone and giving it your best cheesy grin, there are all kinds of different apps available now to crop out your laundry hanging in the background, blur out…

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Becca CaddyTop 10 apps for the perfect selfie: Facetune, More Beaute, CameraBag

COMPETITION: Fox up Your Tech with an HP Slate 10 HD tablet

This is a sponsored post in conjunction with HP and The Fox Problem. As the final episode of The Fox Problem draws to a close, we've hooked-up with HP - powering the tech behind the show - for the chance to win your very own Slate 10 HD. To win, we want you to show…

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Becca CaddyCOMPETITION: Fox up Your Tech with an HP Slate 10 HD tablet

COMPETITION: Show us the record that changed your life with a #SleeveSelfie and win a Teac record player

You can call it making a #sleeveface or even #vinyling, but with the popularity of the selfie sky-rocketing and the popularity of vinyl steadily rising amongst retro-lovers and hipsters, what better way to hijack a narcissistic trend with your favourite vinyl art than taking a #SleeveSelfie? Here at ShinyShiny we want to see your best…

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Becca CaddyCOMPETITION: Show us the record that changed your life with a #SleeveSelfie and win a Teac record player

The best apps for breaking bad habits (and sticking with good ones)

We all know that the beginning of the year really isn't the best time to address our bad habits. If anything a lack of alcohol/chocolate/curling up in bed in the foetal position in January is going to make us less likely to do good things than going cold turkey on everything that's nice about the…

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Becca CaddyThe best apps for breaking bad habits (and sticking with good ones)

Here are some weird things you didn't know could be 3D printed

We all know 3D printing is well and truly a "thing" now, but other than allowing arty types to make really lame-looking vases and firearm-wielding Americans to print guns, what can you actually do with your overpriced 3D printing equipment? Well, a hell of a lot it seems... Your unborn child You know what's the…

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Becca CaddyHere are some weird things you didn't know could be 3D printed

The best apps for busy news junkies: Feedly, Flipboard, Yahoo News Digest

No one has time to sit back and slowly comb through the newspaper each morning, so we've collected together our top apps for consuming the news on-the-go from your phone. We'd recommend trying out a few of them to see which you like the best, whether you prefer to sift through photo-heavy feeds of content,…

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Becca CaddyThe best apps for busy news junkies: Feedly, Flipboard, Yahoo News Digest

Impossible: Is Lily Cole's wishing app just too nice for us?

Lily Cole, the supermodel with the flame red hair, beautiful doll face and big brains, has been developing her social network, Impossible, for a few years now. It's all based on wishing, giving and sharing, which sounds amazing in practice, but are we all really that nice? Impossible is a little like Instagram when it…

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Top apps to get you started with meditation and mindfulness: Headspace, Buddhify & Smiling Mind

Mainstream media tends to hark on about the benefits of meditation once every few years, usually at the same time a celebrity mentions how much it's changed their life during an interview - David Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres and Russell Brand are just a handful of examples. But whether it's currently the flavour of the month…

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Becca CaddyTop apps to get you started with meditation and mindfulness: Headspace, Buddhify & Smiling Mind