Instagram Co-Watch

How To Use Instagram Co-Watch

Coronavirus has kept us all isolated and at home. Many of us are experiencing a lockdown in our respective countries and we’re all looking for ways to keep in touch with one another. As we all are looking stay social with one another, because life’s better shared, right?! We’re also looking to do the things that we’d normally do with friends but find ways to do it online too. Introducing Instagram Co-Watch!

Well Instagram have come through with a brand new feature! They’ve launched a media sharing feature. This feature will allow you to view instagram posts together over video chat.

Firstly, start a video chat by tapping the video chat icon in the direct messaging inbox. While you can also do this in an existing thread too. Then view saved, liked and suggested photos/videos by tapping the photo icon in the bottom left hand corner of an ongoing video chat.

So what are you waiting for? Start up Instagram Co-Watch and connect with your friends and start sharing all of the latest meme’s, photography and videos that you all love. Share it with your friends and find ways to kill time whilst in lockdown!

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Snapchat Spectacles 2.0

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are here and they’re better than ever! The Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are designed for use with your Snapchat account, making it easier than ever to record your day out, sharing your day with friends and family. Savouring memories forever! What’s good about them? Well, for starters you don’t even need to have your phone with you to record snaps. As, the Spectacles themselves can hold up to 70 videos on a single charge!


They’re super easy to use as well. Simply press the button on the top of the Spectacles to take a photo or video from your point of view. No need to grab your phone and select the app. Making things a lot easier and less streamlined. Making time enjoying your activity that much more precious as there’s no need to fumble with your phone! Furthermore the Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 records HD Video and Photo. Press the button for a 10-second video. Consequently, press it again to keep recording for a total of 30 seconds! To take a photo simply press and hold the button.

They’re water resistant as well! The Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 are designed to resist the water, so take them to the beach, a pool party and not worry about damaging them. They can even take photos UNDERWATER! You have an option to export in a multitude of ways too: White Background, Black Background, Square or Widescreen: (CLICK ON IMAGES TO GET A BETTER VIEW)


You’re able to recharge your Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 within the hour too! Simply use the included charging cable and power up the Spectacles 2.0 (Originals only) anywhere in their included charging case. When you return to your phone, the Spectacles will sync wirelessly with Snapchat, then you’re able to easily export to share on another platform! The stories that you take on your Spectacles will automatically add to your story, they’ll capture photos in a special HD Circular format. Allowing you to relive the moments how your saw them!



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PicDrift: Bringing a new lease of life to photos!

PicDrift are an amazing company that do absolutely amazing things with photos. They bring a whole new look on what we believe photos to be and blends them with video to make truly amazing pieces of content. Blending together videos and pictures to make breathtaking pieces of art. It’s not a gif though! Far from it. The pieces of content that they make are high quality animations to bring your ideas and creations to life!

They cater to everyone too, videographers who want to breathe a new lease of life into their video projects. Wedding Photographers who want to bring something different to their work. Website designers who want to draw people into their content and make themselves stand out from the rest. PicDrift also create social media posts for yourselves or influencers who want to wow their followers.

Simply send them your photo(s) and they will do the rest. They can make animations from almost any still photo! They then build layers from your image(s) and create custom animations that can last from 5-20seconds long. Then it’s delivered to you in whatever format you wish. Be that if you want them to be ready for social media posts, any size web banner or broadcast quality videos for content as high as 4K video projects!

We think that they’re absolutely incredible and think that you’ll love them!

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ALTA PRO 2+ 263AB100

The best tripod: ALTA PRO 2+ 263AB100?!

ALTA PRO 2+ 263AB100 – One of the best tripods around?

We’ve been using the ALTA PRO 2+ 263AB100 for some time now and we think that it is one of the best tripods that we have used!

Vanguard have created a strong and sturdy tripod that won’t fall over when you’re using it! Nor will it’s legs snap off! You can feel confident putting your pride and joy atop of this wonderful tripod! (As long as it weighs less than 7KG as that’s the load limit of the Alta Pro 2 +) The tripod doesn’t just feel wonderful to hold and use, it looks incredible too! Presented in a stunning anthracite grey, you will stand out amongst the crowd.


The Alta Pro 2+ has a middle column, which does a lot more than just raise the height of the tripod! This nifty little feature has a multiangle feature, as well as the ability to fold 180 degrees sideways, (which helps us to get the birds eye view for our YouTube Channel!) perfect for getting into tight angles or wide shots! The legs also are able to spread incredibly wide and still remain sturdy and steady. Perfect for getting just the right shot!

What we like is the fact that this tripod is not only easy to set up, but the fact that it can move from a normal tripod setup to a landscape (all the way lowered and almost flat) setup in a really quick time! Less than a minute we were able to do it in!

Make sure you pick the “2+” and not the “2” as the “2+” has the multi angle middle strut!

Check out the gallery below to see photos of the Alta Pro 2+ in action!

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Fingerprint Stealing!

So, it turns out, the hugely popular peace sign that we all love to do in photo’s could now potentially be dangerous for us. Great. More things spoiled by some bad people!

According to research at the Japanese National Institute of Informatics when we make the peace sign we could be giving away our biometric data. (Our fingerprint to you and I)

Mashable reports that if the picture is clear enough, within 10 feet and the lighting is bright enough hackers could recreate our fingerprint using 3D technology and unlock things such as our iPhone for example.

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