Following strangers on Instagram can depress you, says study

Following celebrities on Instagram can have negative psychological effects, as found by research published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. As Clapway reports, the peer-reviewed study, published in the journal's May edition, found that "there is growing evidence that following strangers on [social networks] and comparing oneself to others have important implications for well-being." It…

10 Essential apps for travel and holidays: Airbnb, Localeur, Yelp

Going on holiday or away for extended travel is stressful enough at the best of times, so we’ve collected together our top apps for booking flights, finding accommodation on the move and figuring out the best places to eat wherever you are on the planet.

10 Apps to make you more productive: Evernote, Feedly, IFTTT

Whether you’re keen to find a new to-do list app, up your note-taking game or discover a new way to incorporate workouts into your busy routine, we’ve got you covered with our rundown of apps to make you more productive (and more awesome).

Is Facebook Messenger set to become fully standalone app?

Is the Facebook Messenger app set to become a fully standalone messaging app like Skype. Looks that way with the announcement yesterday that some users will be able to sign up with a phone number instead of having to be a Facebook user.

5 Alternatives to Snapchat: Qik, Slingshot, Yovo

If something about the little ghost really gets on your nerves, or you’re not keen on the people you’ve been following and want a fresh start, then it might be time to try some of the instant messaging app alternatives that are hot on the heels of Snapchat. We’ve collected together five that are worth trying.

Games with a female protagonist.

Top 5 new games with a female protagonist

Some game designers are bucking the trend and bringing us kick-ass games led by women, for women (and men, if they know what’s good for them) to enjoy. Here are five of our favourite new games with a female protagonist for you to play with pride…

Photo editing apps for Android: Autodesk Pixlr.

5 of the best photo editing apps for Android

Sure, you can do some basic editing tasks on your phone or tablet already, but downloading additional apps lets you add effects that don’t come as standard, without having to fire up your laptop. Here are five of our fave photo editing apps for Android, many of them free, so you can perfect those holiday photos or daily selfies…