Accessory of the Day: Bluetooth-equipped selfie stick, $19.99

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While they might not be the hippest looking things on the market, you can’t deny the effectiveness of a selfie stick. This one, from Mpow, features a Bluetooth controlled shutter button so you can easily snap that wide-angle shot of you and your friends for Instagram. At only $19.99 ...

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Instagram beta lets Android users test future features

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Do you want to test new features for Instagram? The company has provided a way to do just that with its beta program, which you can find on this Google Group page. The company notes that before you try Instagram beta, it will: Replace the regular Instagram app. Its actively developed features ...

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Instagram adds five new filters and enhanced options

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Instagram on Tuesday announced the release of five new filters for its mobile applications. Available in the latest update are the new, and very subtle, Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden. In addition to the new filters, Instagram is improving the overall filtering experience. Now, ...

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Instagram Announces 300 Million Active Users

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Instagram has announced that its active base has breached 300 million users.  Of this base, over 70% of them live outside the US.  Since the late 2010 launch of the popular photo sharing up, users have managed to post more than 70 million photos and 2.5 billion likes a day.  All in all, ...

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Instagram 6.0 arrives with enhanced photo editing tools

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Instagram on Tuesday announced a brand new 6.0 release of its mobile apps, bringing many new photo editing options. Not new filters, mind you, but actual photo editing and retouching capabilities. From brightening up a photo of your dinner party to better capturing the warmth of a sunset ...

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‘Explore’ tab on Instagram getting more personal, offers less One Direction for all

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For the entire time Instagram has existed, there has been one stand-out feature that seems neglected: the Explore tab. Usually filled with photos of One Direction, food, or fashion companies, the Explore tab kept users away rather than inviting them to explore. Thankfully, Instagram is working ...

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Instagram 5.1 debuts as faster, more responsive app

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Instagram has announced a new version of its Android app which promises to be faster, more responsive, and cleaner than ever. Rolling out as a 5.1 release, the size of the app has been cut in half versus previous versions. Thanks to a simplified layout, Instagram now works just as well on ...

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(UPDATE) Dayframe adds Chromecast support

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Now that Google opened up the Chromecast SDK to the public, more apps are gaining support for the tiny wifi-connected dongle. One of the newest is Cloud TV’s Dayframe that was recently updated to version 2.0. In the slideshow app Dayframe 2.0, besides have a new user experience and ...

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Facebook Home brings Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and Pinterest integration to all users

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For anyone who is using Facebook Home, we have some pretty cool news for you. A couple of weeks ago, we reported that folks on the Facebook Home beta track were getting support for some new features in the app. Well, now those features are available to everyone. The new update brings the option ...

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First look at how ads will appear on your Instagram feed

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So you want to see what Instagram has planned for your feed in terms of feed advertisements. Behold. It’s a terrible, intrusive, and invasive manner and we hate it already.  Actually, scratch that.  It’s none of those things and we’re actually keen on what’s happening. ...

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Instagram: Look for “occasional ad” in your feed

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Instagram on Thursday confirmed what some of you have been dreading: advertisements in your photo (and video) feeds. A post on the company blog says that, in order to be sustainable, they’ll be soon putting little ads within your social experience. The spots are expected to come from ...

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Instagram 4.1 released with video import; video support for Ice Cream Sandwich included in update

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Instagram announced on Wednesday that a new 4.1 version of the popular app is available for Android and iOS. Key among the changes for this release is the ability to import your videos from the gallery on your smartphone. Additionally, the app now sees Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich added to ...

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5 fun things to do with your Instagram photos

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Take your pictures from the digital space to the living room...or office...or locker...or the museum!

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Instagram rolls out web embedding feature

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Instagram announced on Wednesday that users can now embed photos directly within websites and blog posts. Whenever you view the photo (or video) on the desktop browser you’ll see an icon for embedding below the comments. Simply copy and paste the code and “presto!” ...

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Facebook announces video for Instagram

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Facebook just wrapped up with its pres conference which sees the introduction of a new feature for Instagram. As the headlines already tells us, the app now features a video component. Introducing Video on Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. Details include 15 second videos, 13 custom filters ...

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