App of the day: QuickFit's simple and addictive 7 Minute Workout

We all know we should be working out more, but with busy schedules, hangovers and the lame weather it can be really hard to get out there and get moving. According to research last year, which was explored in more depth by the NY Times, we should stop trying to crowbar lengthy workouts into our…

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Becca CaddyApp of the day: QuickFit's simple and addictive 7 Minute Workout

Libon: Orange's app could shake up mobile messaging

If you download Libon you'll think you've just got a WhatsApp knock-off on your hands (complete with the exact same lime green shade), but take a closer look and you'll realise that this messaging app from Orange has had a recent update that sets it apart from its competitors: it allows you to chat with…

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Becca CaddyLibon: Orange's app could shake up mobile messaging

IFA 2013 – Ford's very cool AppLink – Video

Ford's big focus at IFA was on AppLink, the dashboard's way of hooking up to your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device to offer hands-free, voice activated, in-car versions of popular apps while on the go. FA 2013 saw Ford announce a number of new partners for AppLink, including Hotels.com and TomTom navigation to follow its…

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Ashley NorrisIFA 2013 – Ford's very cool AppLink – Video

Flickr iOS app gets even slicker with new features and update

Yahoo has been making all kinds of awesome changes to its Flickr app in recent months and today it's unveiled another new upgrade, incorporating better tagging and notification features, faster uploading and much more. Today's latest update means that users can easily save photos from their photo stream directly to their camera roll, upload their…

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Becca CaddyFlickr iOS app gets even slicker with new features and update

APP OF THE DAY: Sunrise is your new fave calendar assistant

Here at Shiny Shiny we're big fans of apps and services that aim to make us more productive and generally just better at life, which is why we were keen to test out a new calendar app that's been getting all of our Twitter followers REALLY excited. Launched today by former designers from Foursquare, Sunrise…

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Becca CaddyAPP OF THE DAY: Sunrise is your new fave calendar assistant

Amazon becomes BFFs with IMDB iOS app, adds links to movies

What the hell did we all do without IMDb? Like, SRSLY? Did we have to actually remember what movies people had been in before? Did we all have a really geeky mate we only hung out with because he could reel off the name of directors and the projects they'd worked on? It just doesn't…

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Becca CaddyAmazon becomes BFFs with IMDB iOS app, adds links to movies

10 Photo apps you need to try now: Eyeem, Motiongraph, Afterglow

They're not all new, they're not all particularly exciting and we can't guarantee they'll replace the likes of Instagram, but if you're feeling a bit bored of your good mates Brannan, Amaro and Rise (Instagram filters for anyone who's not a huge app geek), then we recommend you try out some of these photo apps,…

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Becca Caddy10 Photo apps you need to try now: Eyeem, Motiongraph, Afterglow

APP OF THE DAY: Winston finds the best news then reads it out to you

There are plenty of apps out there that collect the best of the web and the best of your social networks into one handy place, like Flipboard and Summly. However, new contender Winston is a little bit different, because not only does it gather together cool chunks of news so you don't have to bother,…

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Becca CaddyAPP OF THE DAY: Winston finds the best news then reads it out to you

INSTAGRAM: You can now view your photo feed from the web

The Instagram team has slowly been adding more and more web functionality to its super popular photo app and today users are able to browse their feed directly from the internet at instagram.com. In a blog post announcing the changes, Instagram's Co-Founder, Kevin Systrom, explains that a mobile-only experience has, up until now, worked very…

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Becca CaddyINSTAGRAM: You can now view your photo feed from the web

WTF: CouchCachet uses social media to lie about your awesome life

CouchCachet is probably one of the saddest, most depressing app ideas we've come across in some time. It basically plays on the crazy, insecure minds of those who venture online to stalk their friends and find out what amazing things they're doing and have a bad case of what the creators call FOMO, a Fear…

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Becca CaddyWTF: CouchCachet uses social media to lie about your awesome life

APP OF THE DAY: Moves might be better than all of your expensive fitness gadgets

Fitness tracking apps and gadgets have been all the rage over the past year or so, with brands from Nike to BodyMedia to Jawbone to Fitbit launching devices that keep an eye on everything you've been up to over the course of the day. However, there are plenty of apps that promise to do a…

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Becca CaddyAPP OF THE DAY: Moves might be better than all of your expensive fitness gadgets

Food app Snapdish plans to take over the world

As much as it sometimes irritates us, it's clear that lots of people just can't get enough of sharing photos of their food, whether it's some lame cookies they've baked or a big spread at a fancy, pretentious restaurant. It's no surprise then that lots of apps have cropped up in recent years to allow…

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Becca CaddyFood app Snapdish plans to take over the world

PANIC OVER: Twitter addresses Vine's big porn problem

Yesterday the world imploded because Twitter's new service Vine served up porn for those who went looking for it and stupidly posted a rather x-rated videoy-viney-thing in the Editor's Picks section of the app too. Everyone went from declaring Vine the 'next big thing' to suggesting it's the work of the devil. Well now we…

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Becca CaddyPANIC OVER: Twitter addresses Vine's big porn problem

Stalk Vine from the web with VineRoulette and VinePeek

All we've spoken about, read about and written about today is Vine. Whether we've been lamenting our terrible camera skills, complaining about boring vines or wondering if we can get away with searching for #porn in the office (you kinda can btw). It's no surprise that a number of third party tools have cropped up…

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Becca CaddyStalk Vine from the web with VineRoulette and VinePeek

VINE: 5 Things we love (and hate) about Twitter's new video app

Twitter's new video sharing app Vine was only officially launched last week and we're already all creating short, silly clips of everything from our cooking exploits, ridiculous faces, morning commutes and lots of filthy porn too apparently. As you'd expect from a brand new service there are those who aren't convinced and are being very…

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Becca CaddyVINE: 5 Things we love (and hate) about Twitter's new video app

Twitter launches Vine: 6 second video app for the iPhone

Today the team over at Twitter HQ have launched a brand new mobile app called Vine, which allows users to share short video clips on Twitter and Facebook. Just like short and snappy tweets, Vine is all about sharing clips of video content of six seconds or less, which you can create from a single…

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Becca CaddyTwitter launches Vine: 6 second video app for the iPhone

APP OF THE DAY: DoneNotDone is a to-do list for movies, TV shows & books

If you often think there are just so many cult TV shows you really should be watching to get you up to speed with your mates, cool, indie films you should see to make you more intelligent and books to read that'll really get you thinking, then you're not alone. If only we had enough…

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Becca CaddyAPP OF THE DAY: DoneNotDone is a to-do list for movies, TV shows & books

BlackBerry App World now called BlackBerry World for BB10 launch

RIM has renamed its BlackBerry App World store this week and given it a makeover in time for the launch of its new operating system, BlackBerry 10, later in the month. Now called just BlackBerry World, the store is set to become the major storefront for RIM's BB10 devices and is set to launch existing…

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Becca CaddyBlackBerry App World now called BlackBerry World for BB10 launch

APP OF THE DAY: 24me is your personal productivity assistant

Since its launch early last year Clear has been our favourite to-do list application because it's so simple to use and looks bloody good too. However, all that could change now we've got our hands on 24me, an app that's admittedly a little harder to get your head around than Clear, but is able to…

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Becca CaddyAPP OF THE DAY: 24me is your personal productivity assistant

INSTAGRAM: App reveals strong figures amidst rumours of a decline in users

Instagram has always been super secretive about revealing its stats, mainly because up until now we've always been able to guess roughly how many people are taking lame, amateur photos and putting retro filters on them. Answer: Everyone but our grans. Well that all changed when Instagram randomly made a bunch of - kinda worrying…

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Becca CaddyINSTAGRAM: App reveals strong figures amidst rumours of a decline in users