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10 Best video editing apps for the iPhone & iPad: iMovie, Cinefy & Magisto

Back in 2011 we collected together our favourite video editing apps for the iPhone and were surprised by how few really good quality offerings were available from the iTunes app store. Fast forward nearly two years and we still have some firm favourites from the past gallery as well as some great new apps too.

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Becca Caddy10 Best video editing apps for the iPhone & iPad: iMovie, Cinefy & Magisto

GifStory: Will new Instagram for GIFs app catch on?

Well it's hardly rocket science, is it? We all bloody love Instagram and its - admittedly quite lame actually - retro filters and for some reason the world of GIFs never fails to make us LOL, so marry the two together and you're onto a winner, which is essentially what new app GifStory is all…

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Becca CaddyGifStory: Will new Instagram for GIFs app catch on?

10 Best teen idol celebrities to follow on Instagram: One Direction, Bieber, Glee

Even after Instagram changed its terms of service - then changed everything back again - last year and everyone became really annoying and melodramatic and said they'd be leaving the app for good, it's still super popular and going from strength to strength, whether you're a posing nobody, a brand, an organisation or a celebrity.…

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Becca Caddy10 Best teen idol celebrities to follow on Instagram: One Direction, Bieber, Glee

Facebook Messenger allows you to send voice messages

Facebook has updated its Messenger application this week to allow people to send voice messages to one another, which could be cute and funny or just really REALLY annoying. When you visit the Messenger application from an iOS or Android device today you'll see that when you click "+" next to the message box you…

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Becca CaddyFacebook Messenger allows you to send voice messages

15 Apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions & make you more awesome

It's the 3rd of January so the blues have probably already set in and if you're anything like us you've eaten nine chocolate muffins for breakfast and had a little cry while packing a gym bag full of over-priced workout gear. This being an awesome person and sticking to resolutions stuff is really bloody tough,…

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Becca Caddy15 Apps to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions & make you more awesome

Tumblr finally launches its iPad app

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…

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Becca CaddyTumblr finally launches its iPad app

PHOTO APPS: Our top 10 Instagram alternatives

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…

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Becca CaddyPHOTO APPS: Our top 10 Instagram alternatives

Instagram changes its policy and the whole world implodes

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…

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Becca CaddyInstagram changes its policy and the whole world implodes

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

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…

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Becca CaddyLet's all freak out about Facebook owning our Instagram content

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

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…

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Becca CaddyWill Facebook launch Snapchat-like (dirtbag) photo app?

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

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…

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Becca CaddyGoogle Maps app is released so we all know where we are again

Yahoo gives Flickr an Instagram-style iOS app update

Today Yahoo has released a redesigned version of its Flickr app, which has changed the whole look and feel of the photo sharing service on iOS. The shiny new lick of paint may make us much more likely to load it up and (maybe) use it as regularly as our current phone favourites or it…

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Becca CaddyYahoo gives Flickr an Instagram-style iOS app update

PHOTO BATTLE: Twitter adds filters and Instagram gets an update

Over the past few weeks there's been a lot of tension between Twitter and Instagram, which has today culminated in a shiny new set of filters being added to the Android and iOS Twitter apps. We've heard rumours that Twitter's been developing filters for what feels like years and this week the micro-blogging platform's official…

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Becca CaddyPHOTO BATTLE: Twitter adds filters and Instagram gets an update

Instagram to fight off spam and fake naked ladies

If you're a big fan of Instagram you'll know it's full of awesome photos, retro filters, all of your friends' snaps and tonnes of spam links to Justin Bieber sites, bargain blogs and people pretending to be hot MILFs. Of course the last three are really irritating and not what the Instagram team really had…

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Becca CaddyInstagram to fight off spam and fake naked ladies

Summly: A concise, colourful and cute news app for your iPhone

Summly first made waves in the tech world way back in 2011, but when ranting comedian and all round cool guy Stephen Fry tweeted about it last month the quirky news app became a firm favourite on many iPhones across the nation. But now the initial hype has died down is Summly really going to…

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Becca CaddySummly: A concise, colourful and cute news app for your iPhone

Hipstamatic's Snap photo magazine comes to the web and iPhone

Earlier in the year Hipstamatic launched Snap, a magazine all about how awesome mobile photography is that also takes a peek at different cultures across the globe with a few other lifestyle bits and pieces thrown into the mix too. Until now the magazine has only been released for iPad owners, but this week it's…

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Becca CaddyHipstamatic's Snap photo magazine comes to the web and iPhone

YPlan London app suggests cool things to do tonight

Today everyone (and by everyone we mean geeky London kids) seems to be talking about YPlan, described as "tonight's going out app", it'll serve up a bunch of cool suggestions for things to do within the next few hours. If you live in London you know that it can be really overwhelming to figure out…

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Becca CaddyYPlan London app suggests cool things to do tonight

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Mobile photography gadgets & accessories

Although cool lens dials or handy tripods may seem like strange Christmas presents when the rest of your family are handing out sweaters and chocolates, there are plenty of gadgets and accessories available at the moment that'd make perfect stocking fillers for mobile photography lovers. Whether you're buying for someone who's serious about their photography…

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Becca CaddyCHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Mobile photography gadgets & accessories

Tyra Banks' Smize Yourself! app will make you more attractive like her

If you've been lucky enough to avoid finding out what a "smize" is up until now, then let us enlighten you, it's a smile with your eyes. So not a cheesy, happy smile that a hot supermodel would ever be seen dead doing (eww, gross), just a subtle smile that leaves your mouth emotionless but…

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Becca CaddyTyra Banks' Smize Yourself! app will make you more attractive like her