technology

I Kicked 5 Toxic Social Media Habits To The Curb In 2018 & It Wasn't Even That Hard

I'm sure you've read plenty about the pros and cons of social media. This isn't one of those lectures. Instead, this is a list of the toxic social media habits that I have personally fell into and slowly managed to claw my way back out of. I have…
By Lauren Sharkey

Scientists Think This Scary Reality Causes Sleep Texting & FYI, It's On The Rise

Have you ever woken up, looked at your phone, and realised you've sent a text in the middle of the night that you have no recollection of sending? It's scary, isn't it? Well, the behaviour has an official name and, according to a new study, it could…
By Lauren Sharkey

8 Little Known Amazon Alexa Hacks You Can Use During The Holidays

Are you feeling the heat of the holidaze yet? We're officially in this thing now — ready or not. And with Mercury retrograde and the world low-key falling apart, who doesn't need an extra hand during the holidays? I'll take one. If you're scrambling…
By Nina Kahn

John Lewis' Black Friday Deals Are Here To Make Your Festive Shopping SO Much Easier

When it comes to Black Friday, department stores really know how to treat us. Discounting everything from the latest technological innovations to your favourite skincare brand, it's hard not to spend too much in the run-up to Christmas. This year,…
By Lauren Sharkey

14 Instagram Caption Ideas For Thanksgiving That Are All About Food

If I had to name one subgenre of Instagram post I’d consider my favorite, I’d probably go with food Instagram. The captions are usually as notable as the photos themselves — and never is that truer than around the holidays. Need some inspiration?…
By Lucia Peters

You Can Now Buy All Kinds Of Merch With Your Bitmoji On It

And today in Things You Had No Idea You Wanted, we have this: According to TechCrunch, Snapchat is launching a Bitmoji merch store this week. That’s right — an entire online store where you can get actual, physical objects adorned with any Bimoji of…
By Lucia Peters

Cutting Down On Social Media Could Have This Dramatic Effect On Your Mental Health

A potential link between poor mental wellbeing and social media has long been posited, but let's start with a vital caveat before getting into the latest study. Depression is a mental illness, one with a range of potential triggers, and it's vital…
By Emily Dixon

These Liberty Print Cases Will Protect Your Phone In The Prettiest Way Possible

I haven't invested in a phone case in approximately two years. Today, that all changes because the Liberty x Tech21 phone cases are finally here. Why am I getting so excited about a simple protective case for my most prized possession? Well, you…
By Lauren Sharkey

The Sneaky Way Prince Harry Is Trying To Combat Jet Lag While In Australia

As an Australian who lives in the UK, I can testify to the fact that jet lag after traveling between the two can be hell. And clearly Prince Harry was feeling the effects, too. This week, as part of his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Meghan…
By JR Thorpe

If You Want Your Selfie Game To Be On Point, The Google Pixel 3 Might Be For You

When you’re buying a new phone, it feels like there is so much to consider. It isn’t cheap and gone are the days where people just used their phones to send texts and make phone calls. Now, you need to consider storage space for apps and music, data…
By Alice Broster

Spotify Just Turned Its Most Streamed Songs Of All Time Into The Ultimate Playlist

If you’re looking to put together a playlist of bops, perhaps you should start with the recently released list of Spotify’s most streamed songs of all time. The songs that cracked the top ten will likely be little surprise to anyone who’s even…
By Mia Mercado

If You Want To Improve Your Instagram Game, These Experts Can Show You How

Social media has become an essential aspect of our day-to-day lives, and the most popular apps including the likes of Instagram have birthed an entire generation of creators and influencers. These users, which range from fitness experts to beauty…
By Sam Ramsden

A New Candy Crush Game Just Dropped & You're Gonna Be Hooked In No Time

Are you commuting RN? Are you languishing in a waiting room? Are you procrastinating instead of the umpteen things you have to do, or are you just good old fashioned bored? Well, don't worry guys, that is why the universe invented games to play on…
By Aoife Hanna

Girls Have WAY Less Access To Mobile Tech Than Boys, According To A New Study

The functions of mobile phones are vast and ever expanding: they're instrumental to our social and work lives, provide entertainment, and can facilitate learning, for a start. But a mobile technology gender gap exists, denying women and girls the…
By Emily Dixon

Snapchat Is Launching Its Own Scripted Shows — Including A True Crime Drama

Your eternal quest to answer the question “what show should I watch tonight?” just got even more difficult as Snapchat is launching "Snap Originals," featuring scripted shows and docuseries. Announced Oct. 10, the messaging app will be debuting 12…
By Mia Mercado

Princess Eugenie's Wedding Guests Will Have To Follow SO Many Rules On The Big Day

If there's one thing to tick off the bucket list with pride, it's an invitation to a royal wedding. It's a pretty prestigious event, so it's unsurprising that there are regal rules to abide by. And it'll be no different for Princess Eugenie and Jack…
By Sophie McEvoy

On The Summer Of Pokemon Go, And Everything That Happened Next

The first time you open the app you feel like an idiot. You bumble around the park at 6:30 in the morning with the other weekday runners, not sure how this is supposed to work, embarrassed that you’re even trying. You slam right into another runner,…
By Emma Lord

Instagram Is Letting You Add Friends With Tags Like Snapchat — Here's How

Adding new friends, acquaintances, real life thirst traps, etc. on Instagram just got easier. Launching today, Instagram’s new Nametag feature is available on the social media platform. Nametag works as a kind of Instagram QR code, allowing people…
By Mia Mercado

People Think The iPhone XS Has A "Beauty Filter," But It's Not What It Seems

When taking a selfie, there's only one rule: you will take more than one. In fact, you'll probably take around 50 trying to get the perfect shot. Some won't have the ideal amount of lighting, some just won't look like you, and, after a few more,…
By Lauren Sharkey

You Can Get The New iPhone Emojis Before Everyone Else — Here's How

There's always room for more emoji, and Apple is well-aware of that fact. Thousands of emoji are already available on iOS, but there are a select handful that have been missing from our keyboards for some time now — including a redhead emoji. If…
By Isami McCowan