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Adverts will appear on Instagram from today

Adverts are the necessary evil in the internet world, without them we'd have to pay for everything individually and despite how we might hate them we have to accept them. Instagram is following the example from people like Facebook and Google, launching adverts that will appear in the UK version of the service from today.…

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Tom PritchardAdverts will appear on Instagram from today
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What we learned from London Fashion Week SS15: streaming, social media and fibre optic frocks

If your name's not down, you're still coming in With 90 per cent of LFW shows being streamed live online this season, actually being there isn’t nearly as on-trend as it used to be. Which means your new excuse is 'oh of course I was invited – but who needs the hassle of the crowds…

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Lauren BravoWhat we learned from London Fashion Week SS15: streaming, social media and fibre optic frocks
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10 social network ideas that might just make us rich

When Miranda July’s truly social new app Somebody launched last week, it inspired a vast spectrum of responses – ranging from ‘MY HEART IS WARMED AND HUMANITY IS SAVED’ to ‘strangers keep hugging me and now I hate the world more,’ with a lot of ‘but… why?’ in the middle. Meanwhile, we were thinking: what…

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Lauren Bravo10 social network ideas that might just make us rich

Hyperlapse: Instagram launches new time lapse video app in the UK

Instagram has launched a brand new app built to capture high-quality videos while you're moving. Think of it as a time lapse video, but you don't have to sit pointing your phone at a river or comet shower for 72 hours. It's like awesome time-lapse in a much shorter time frame. In a post on the…

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Becca CaddyHyperlapse: Instagram launches new time lapse video app in the UK
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10 Ways to make your Instagram photos more awesome

We've all been taking photos of mundane things, squeezing them into awkward square frames and furiously filtering them for a good few years now. So, we don't blame you for getting a bit bored of the same stuff (and by stuff we mean cats, hashtags, burgers you definitely didn't eat and of course a healthy dose…

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Becca Caddy10 Ways to make your Instagram photos more awesome
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10 annoying photo trends that need to be stopped, including ring selfies and yoga posers #PhotoWeek

There's no shame in being an amateur photographer: smartphone cameras are so much better than they used to be, it would be stupid to waste them. But as much as I enjoy scrolling through the photos of my closest online acquaintances, or seeing what our oversharing-est celebs are up to on Instagram, there are some…

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Diane Shipley10 annoying photo trends that need to be stopped, including ring selfies and yoga posers #PhotoWeek
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What professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek

One of the best things about the advent of apps, sharing sites and high-tech cameras in recent years is the way we all get to pretend we’re photographers. Thankfully the days of getting your holiday snaps back to find a roll of 30 blurry, thumb-obscured disasters are a mere memory – one that we’ve quickly…

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Lauren BravoWhat professional photographers really think of your Instagrams #PhotoWeek
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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s Robert Cornelius’ first effort back in 1839, the Edwardian lady with her Kodak Brownie and at least…

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Lauren BravoPouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek
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Welcome to #PhotoWeek – shinyshiny explores the exciting worlds of photography, Instagram & futuristic cameras

Over the next week the shinyshiny team will be exploring all things photography. But we're not talking the same old camera reviews and run-of-the-mill tips, we're going to be bringing you an insight into the futuristic world of medical photography, telling you who to follow on Instagram and why, bringing you the best photo apps…

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Becca CaddyWelcome to #PhotoWeek – shinyshiny explores the exciting worlds of photography, Instagram & futuristic cameras
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Our 8 favourite photo editing apps of all time for the iPhone [part two] #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Camera+, Snapseed

If you missed my first post all about my favourite photo app collection (click here to catch up), then I've rounded up the best in iPhone photo editing goodness to make your images pops and your creations sparkle. Let me know if you think we're missing any vital apps in the comments below, I'd love…

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Becca CaddyOur 8 favourite photo editing apps of all time for the iPhone [part two] #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Camera+, Snapseed
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10 celebrities you need to follow on Instagram #PhotoWeek

We all know that Instagram can be so addictive, using photos to get a glimpse into the lives of complete strangers, and nine out of 10 times making you extremely jealous that you’re not eating that massive burger and chips. sitting on a beach or sipping on those gorgeous looking cocktails - and that’s just…

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Hayley Minn10 celebrities you need to follow on Instagram #PhotoWeek
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“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek

…but never will because ultimately we’re good people, damnit.  "Careful, you’re almost out of loo roll…" Ain’t it just one of life’s cruellest tricks that the most flattering lighting is always in the toilet? Still, anyone looks great next to an avocado bathroom suite. "D’you know, I think the 13th hashtag might be overkill?" But…

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Lauren Bravo“Who is TAKING all these photos of you?” And 9 other comments we wish we could leave on Instagram #PhotoWeek
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Your food Instagrams could be affecting the restaurant business! #PhotoWeek

Are you one of the millions of people who makes everyone wait to eat, so that you can get a good Instagram shot of the food when it arrives on your table? Well, you may actually be causing damage to the restaurant business. A New York restaurateur used surveillance tapes to find out that people…

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Hayley MinnYour food Instagrams could be affecting the restaurant business! #PhotoWeek
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Bolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)

This week Instagram has lifted the lid on its new photo and video messaging app, called Bolt, which is all about 'wicked fast photo messaging' and looks set to take on photo rival Snapchat. The catch? For now it's only available in three countries: Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. According to The Next Web, the…

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Becca CaddyBolt: Instagram’s answer to Snapchat is here (but only in three countries)
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Are these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp

If you're getting bored of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you're obviously not the only one, as there are so many more social networks out there that are still managing to tempt new users away from the social media giants. With users tiring of being trolled on Twitter, there are social networks popping up everywhere trying…

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Hayley MinnAre these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp
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8 affordable ways to decorate your home with Instagram

Instagram keeps getting better and better. What with the improved editing controls in the latest update, Kimye’s wedding photo splash and more than 75 million photos uploaded daily, it continues to be the reigning image sharing app of choice. As its popularity has grown, options for turning your favourite Instagram photos into tangible items to decorate your…

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Laura Kidd8 affordable ways to decorate your home with Instagram
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The new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

I’d like to admit something, and ask politely that none of you judge me. We are all friends here, in the cozy and confidential circle of trust that is the internet, aren’t we? Right then, here goes. My name is Lauren, and I Facebook-stalk myself. I am ashamed of the amount of time I spend…

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Lauren BravoThe new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?
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Spruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect

Just when you thought life was filtered enough, a new tool comes along to set the bar for photo perfection even higher. Unlike the usual amateur apps, Spruced Up! offers the chance to have your photos retouched by professionals. Founded by photographer Rob Willingham, the team behind the screen claim to have had a hand…

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Lauren BravoSpruced Up: Meet the app that will make our photos perfect
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Artifact Uprising has created the most beautiful Instagram photo books we’ve ever seen

Ever since Instagram first took over our lives with its retro filters and twee little frames companies have been dreaming up ways to turn our snaps into magnets, cushions and even marshmallows! However, the only Instagram-themed merchandise we'd ever REALLY need would be traditional photo albums, for gifts or just coffee table decorations. There are…

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Becca CaddyArtifact Uprising has created the most beautiful Instagram photo books we’ve ever seen