Instagram: 5 Tips to make the most of Golden Hour

Step up your Instagram feed and make the most of golden hour glow with the following top tips.... If you’ve ever looked out of your window and instantly wanted to take a photo of the sky – it’s likely you were looking out at golden hour. Often known as ‘golden light photography’ or ‘magic hour…

Getting the perfect selfie is obsession for Brit holiday makers

A study of 2,000 adults who travel abroad found nearly one in 10 people who take pictures have gone as far as standing on a cliff edge to get the perfect selfie. Others have paid for extra luggage allowance so they can take more ‘props’ or multiple outfits, have eaten food they didn’t really like…

ShinyShiny snippets: Samsung records record profits

Technology giant Samsung Electronics has said it expects to post a 52% jump in profit for the last three months of 2021, amid the global chip shortage. The world's biggest memory chip maker estimates that it made 13.8tn won ($11.5bn; £8.5bn) in the period. That would be its highest fourth-quarter operating profit in four years.…

Most beautiful cities to visit at night, according to Instagram

  Photo by Recal Media from Pexels Premier Inn has researched over 250 cities in the world to reveal the places that are being photographed the most at night - at least according to Instagram.  The number of hashtags for #citybynight were counted and compared for cities in the UK, USA,…

ShinyShiny snippets: Instagram influencer received ‘hundreds’ of obscene photos

Instagram influencer Jess Davies has received hundreds of obscene images. Picture: Jess Davies A social media influencer said she had been the victim of cyber-flashing for the past 10 years. Podcaster Jess Davies, from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, said she had received hundreds of unsolicited obscene images. Calls are growing for…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Young should take break from Instagram, warns Nick Clegg

  Instagram will encourage teenagers to take breaks after a series of damaging revelations about the social media app, Sir Nick Clegg has announced. Facebook’s PR and policy chief said Instagram would also nudge young users away from images that might harm their mental health and allow parents to supervise their children’s activity. “We can’t…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Facebook blames ‘faulty configuration change’ for outage

Facebook has blamed a "faulty configuration change" for an outage that prevented the company's 3.5 billion users from accessing its apps and services, including Whatsapp and Instagram, for nearly six hours. The platforms crashed on Monday afternoon, with users unable to send or receive messages or refresh their news feeds. In a Facebook post after…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Twitter testing bigger pictures

Twitter is testing new changes to how photos and videos appear on its apps, closer to how images appear on other services such as Instagram. The new feature will expand visual media embedded in tweets to fill the whole width of a mobile phone's screen. Currently, images are indented next to a user's profile photo…

Shiny Shiny round up: Meet the Tokyo Olympics robots

The Olympic Games may be taking place a year late because of the pandemic, but it will still be a chance for host nation Japan to show off its world-class robotics technology. And despite spectators being kept away from the events by Covid restrictions, there will still be a string of robotic participants to help run the Tokyo…

The UK’s Top 10 Instagrammable Student Halls

It's all a far cry from tatty collective kitchens and paint peeling off the walls in grim looking tower blocks. Some of the UK’s most photogenic student accommodation boasts state-of-the-art features including a fully kitted-out music studio, an on-site nightclub and a host of stunning rooftop terraces. Chris Price reports  The top ten most Instagram-worthy…