Specially designed plates make taking photos of your food practically mandatory

When you take Instagram photos of your food, how do the pictures turn out? Maybe you just need a better plate, like the ones at Carmel Winery, which were specially made for using smartphones for food photography.


Kim Kardashian posts underwear selfie on Instagram (to promote a book, of course)

Kim Kardashian took to Instagram this past weekend to show off her body in racy images that were meant to help promote the launch of her new book, Selfish. The starlet has a huge Instagram following.

Social Media

I See Change uses your Instagram photos for science

The #iseechange campaign is about to extend across the U.S. in the near future — and you can contribute your own Instagram photos of unusual climate conditions if you want to help the cause.

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Van Gogh vs. Candy Crush: How museums are fighting tech with tech to win your eyes

As a visual experience, museums are finding new rivals in services like Netflix and YouTube. But many are incorporating new tech to enhance the museum-going experience.

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Miley Cyrus shows her support for Bruce Jenner on Instagram with a giant blunt

Miley Cyrus celebrates Bruce Jenner's announcement that he is transgender by smoking a giant blunt on Instagram. The singer posted several videos of herself smoking and a positive Jenner quote.


Social media and music come together once again on Instagram

Social media and music come together in Instagram's latest community, @Music, which connects fans with musicians and those associated with the music industry. The community is a response to Instagram's popularity with musicians.


New filters and hashtag emojis part of latest Instagram update

Instagram now supports the use of emojis in hashtags, allowing users to search for photos by those icons in addition to words. The photo sharing app also added three new filters: Lark, Reyes, and Juno.


Want to know more about your Instagram followers? SocialRank provides the info

SocialRank is an app that lets people track and find out info about who's following them on Twitter, and now it's extended its service to Instagram. This helps brands better segment their followers and customers.

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Snap and edit pictures like a pro with these great Android photo apps

Take full advantage of your Android smartphone's built-in camera with one of these great photo apps available within the Google Play Store. Best part: Nearly all are completely free.


New app Clear helps you look like a good person, whether you are or not

Ethan Czahor lost his dream job working as the CTO of Jeb Bush's political operations thanks to old tweets. In order to make sure this doesn't happen to you, his new app Clear scours your social media history for offensive content.

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Is the Apple Watch’s screen too small for photos? Instagram doesn’t think so

Instagram will dive into the wearables space this week with a version of its popular media-sharing app for the Apple Watch. The design team says it experimented with many versions, but opted for one that lets you "get in and get out" in just a few seconds.


Instagram gets strict on nudity and harassment policy, clarifies what is and isn’t

Instagram has revised its community guidelines with stricter language regarding nudity and harassment. While the social network still prohibits them, it clarifies what can and can't be uploaded.


Users are more loyal to BlackBerry Messenger than to any other Android messaging app

A recent report revealed BlackBerry Messenger has a more loyal user base than any other Android messaging service. This report includes apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat, as well as social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Teen developer takes down desktop Instagram app, but not before making $6,000

A 17-year-old Los Angeles high school student who developed an Instagram app for the desktop took it down after he was emailed twice by Instagram. The developer made around $6,000 in app revenue.


Fade and Color tools come to Instagram’s Android app

Facebook-owned Instagram announced the addition of Face and Color editing effects for its Android and iOS apps. The new features come shortly after the launch of Instagram's first filter additions in years.