Grids app for OS X makes Instagram viewing on desktops more fluid and interactive

Viewing your Instagram feeds on a desktop browser has always felt second-class. Grids, a third-party client, brings a more beautiful, intuitive, and interactive experience to Mac OS X.

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Here’s what Google, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites would have looked like in the 1980s

These YouTube videos give you a glimpse of what today's popular websites and services like Google, Instagram, Skype, Spotify, and others would have looked like back in the 1980s. Tubular!


Netflix looking for ‘official Instagrammers’ for paid travel gig

Netflix is offering Instagram users paid-for travel and $4,000 in exchange for some awesome photo content. The company is looking for three so-called 'Grammasters' for the two-week gig, and interested folk have until October 7 to put their name forward.


Instagram blocked in mainland China as political unrest continues in Hong Kong

As pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong escalate, the Chinese authorities have blocked access to Instagram on the mainland. With many social media services already blocked there, protesters turned to the Facebook-owned site to post images of the unrest.


Instagram adds ridiculously named ‘Selfielapse’ mode to its Hyperlapse app

Instagram's Hyperlapse spin-off app has been updated to include a new mode, which lets you take time-lapse videos using the front cam on your iPhone. The name for this new feature? It's Selfielapse, of course.


Kuddle is an Instagram for kids, while Looksee brings photographers together

Two new photo sharing apps: Kuddle is an Instagram-like app for kids that educates about netiquette, while Looksee aims to connect photographers through anonymous sharing.


Create your own photo filters with MIX for Android

The team behind Camera360 announces MIX, a photo editing app for Android devices that lets users create their own effect filters.


Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app lets you create super-smooth time-lapse videos

Instagram has launched a new iOS app that lets you create time-lapse videos with just a couple of taps. Called Hyperlapse, the free app uses stabilization technology to help you create a smooth, accelerated view of the world.


Mario’s voice actor joined Instagram and his videos are delightful

Charles Martinet, the actor who provides the voices of Mario, Luigi, and Wario for Nintendo, has started an Instagram account to which he regularly posts delightful videos.


How to download photos from Instagram

Unfortunately, Instagram is only as good as the network connection your using it on. Check out our guide on how to download Instagram photos for offline viewing, whether you want to download your entire collection or a few choice photos from other users..

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Feast your eyes on these artful dishes from world’s top restaurants a la Instagram

Ever wonder what makes the world's top restaurants "the best?" If Instagram photos are any indication, is that visual presentations play a big part besides taste.


Instagram takes on Snapchat with lightning fast ‘Bolt’ app

Instagram on Tuesday launched Bolt, a standalone Snapchat-like messaging app for iOS and Android. However, there's one catch – for now, you have to be in either New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore to use it.


Startup pleads with Instagram not to use ‘Bolt’ name for rumored app

Instagram is rumored to be just days away from launching a new app called Bolt. Trouble is, there's already one out there with the same name. The startup behind communications app Bolt on Monday asked Instagram to rebrand its expected offering.


Instagram (possibly) teases its new photo messaging app, ‘Bolt’

Could Instagram be on the verge of launching a new Snapchat-like messaging app called Bolt? If a banner ad that appeared briefly on the media-sharing app this week is anything to go by, quite possibly.


45m users go Direct on Instagram

We haven't heard much about Instagram's private messaging feature since its launch in December, but new figures suggest as many as 1 in 4 of us are using the feature to share pictures more privately.