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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…

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Lauren BravoWhat professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek
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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…

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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…

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Lauren BravoSpruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect

How to get more likes on your selfies, as told by science

Do you constantly wonder why you're not getting as many likes on your selfies as your friends? Wonder no more, as apparently there may be a secret formula you're not using. A researcher at MIT, Aditya Khosla, scoured 2.3 million images from Flickr in order to determine whether it was possible to predict whether or…

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Hayley MinnHow to get more likes on your selfies, as told by science

Ultravisual 2.0 aims to give Instagram a run for its money

Instagram looks like it's got competition in the form of newly improved Ultravisual, another photo and video sharing app for the iPhone. Version 2.0 of the photo app has a Find Your Friend feature, allowing users to locate, invite and collaborate with friends from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as their phone contacts. The…

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Hayley MinnUltravisual 2.0 aims to give Instagram a run for its money

SelfiExploratory: A data project all about our vain selfies

Mobile messaging is becoming more and more popular each day, so you know what that means? More messages! Well yeah, but also, more SELFIES. Call them silly, call them pointless, call them vain, but there's been a lot of discussion over the past year or so about selfies, our selfie-snapping habits, why we take them…

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Becca CaddySelfiExploratory: A data project all about our vain selfies

Nokia's EOS PureView – looks like it could be the most desirable new phone of the summer

So how do you differentiate your flagship phone from your rivals?If you are Samsung you go for a larger screen size and stack it out with software goodies. If you are Sony you make it waterproof and ensure that the build quality is outstanding. And as for Nokia, well the maker seems to be focusing…

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Ashley NorrisNokia's EOS PureView – looks like it could be the most desirable new phone of the summer

After Tumblr Yahoo turns its attention to Flickr

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Not only did she finish ensuring that the deal to buy blogging service Tumblr had gone through she then turned her attention to the phoot sharing service Flickr which Yahoo bought a while ago. Perhaps stung by criticism that Yahoo has not really moved…

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Ashley NorrisAfter Tumblr Yahoo turns its attention to Flickr

Firebox's clever mini Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

Back in the ancient days - well before digital cameras got any good in around 2002 - to take a picture involved pointing and shooting using a camera that captured the image on 35mm film. There was of course no reviewing or deleting images and if you made any silly mistake loading and unloading the…

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Ashley NorrisFirebox's clever mini Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

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's Twitter tantrum continues as photos are removed from tweets

Last week Instagram threw all of its toys out of the pram and sabotaged the way its photos looked in tweets so that users would be more inclined to click away from the micro-blogging platform and into the arms of the photo app's new web presence. Well now things have taken a turn for the…

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Becca CaddyInstagram's Twitter tantrum continues as photos are removed from tweets