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How to Use Instagram's New Questions Feature How to Use Instagram's New Questions Feature

People have always been able to reach out to the Instagram users they follow, and receive replies to their comments, by using the messaging feature baked into Instagram Stories. Thanks to a new questions sticker Instagram debuted, you now have a more formal (and fun) way to conduct interviews with your followers,…

How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and it’s not the day after 4th of July without an Instagram feed filled with people’s terrible fireworks photos. Don’t be like those people. Take decent fireworks photos on your iPhone with these tips.

How to Use Google Lens in Your Pixel or Nexus' Camera App How to Use Google Lens in Your Pixel or Nexus' Camera App

Starting today, owners of Google’s Pixel and Pixel 2 Android smartphones, as well as some select Nexus and Android One devices, will be able to access Google Lens directly within Google’s Camera app. Here’s a quick look at how to do it.

How to Import Video From an SD Card to Your iPad or iPhone How to Import Video From an SD Card to Your iPad or iPhone

When I take photos or shoot video, I like to use a nice camera, and then import the photos to my iPad—which is my dedicated photo editing and social media sharing device. But if I want to import video from that same SD card, it’s a more complicated process. Here’s how you do it.

How to Share a Friend's Instagram Story in Your Own How to Share a Friend's Instagram Story in Your Own

When you’re tagged in someone’s Instagram Story, you’ve always received a notification in Instagram letting you know. This week the app added another way for you to interact with that mention: you can reshare it in your own story.

How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows How to Easily Convert Your iPhone's HEIC Images in Windows

Windows: Here’s the problem: The HEIF image format, which Apple now uses in iOS 11 in the form of HEIC files, is a great alternative to JPEG. HEIC images eat up less space and support plenty of extra features, like depth maps and 16-bit color. Great. Wonderful.

Jazz Up Your Profile Pic With Duotone Jazz Up Your Profile Pic With Duotone

If you want to tweak your Twitter avatar or Facebook pic, but avoid all the well-trod Instagram filters, try tossing your photo into Duotone Effect Generator. With this simple photo editor you can convert your photo into two colors of your choice, or presets like Spotify, Fire Engine, or Gryffindor.

How to Get Your Kid to Genuinely Smile in Photos How to Get Your Kid to Genuinely Smile in Photos

When you ask a little kid to smile on command for a photo, you’ll usually get something that resembles either a frightened prairie dog, someone who just smelled a fart, or the Joker. There’s nothing wrong with awkward kid-smiles—for parents, they’re hilarious, and for kids, they’ll make for excellent…

Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online  Figure Out Where Your Photos Are Illegally Being Used Online 

A few years ago I was scrolling through the home page of a large magazine and saw a photo I had taken featured in the middle of its homepage. The pic was a distinctive one of a surprised Mark Zuckerberg that I had taken at a press conference. Where I was sitting when I took the picture and my luck in catching him at…

How to Keep Windows 10 Organized, Pretty, and Productive How to Keep Windows 10 Organized, Pretty, and Productive

Microsoft Windows can get messy. It’s not (always) the operating system’s fault. You download tons of apps and files, and create new content stuff of your own, until your “Downloads” directory looks like a landfill for old content. Your desktop is so full of icons, you can’t see your pretty wallpaper. Your Start Menu…

How to Use Instagram's New 'Portrait Mode' Feature How to Use Instagram's New 'Portrait Mode' Feature

“Portrait mode” has been a thing since Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus — and bokeh-style photography has been around since long before then. Nowadays, most high-end smartphones come with some sort of background-blurring camera mode. Today, Instagram is getting in on the action as well.

How to Keep Selfies From Making Your Nose Look Bigger How to Keep Selfies From Making Your Nose Look Bigger

It’s official: selfies definitely make your schnoz look drastically larger than it actually is—up to 30%. That’s according to a recent study that compared photos of people’s faces being taken from different distances. But don’t worry you selfie fiend you, there’s an easy way to fix it.

How to Clean Up Your Instagram Explore Feed How to Clean Up Your Instagram Explore Feed

Algorithmic feeds, how I loathe thee. I hate Twitter’s, minor as it is. I hate Facebook’s, because I just want a simple chronological News Feed. And I hate Instagram’s, because its Explore tab can fill up with all sorts of weird shit that the service thinks I should like. There’s not that much you can to do get a…

InstaWrimo Is NaNoWriMo Using Photos Instead of Words InstaWrimo Is NaNoWriMo Using Photos Instead of Words

Every November, NaNoWriMo challenges writers and would-be writers to knock out a novel over the course of the month. It’s a challenge I’ve tried at least half a dozen times and completed once. Despite my limited success rate, I always try again the next year, because frankly, it’s a pretty fun exercise, even if I…

Use Instagram's Collections Feature to Save Interesting Posts Use Instagram's Collections Feature to Save Interesting Posts

Last year Instagram introduced Collections, a way to organize your pictures within the app into different curated groups. It’s a feature that’s been around for roughly a year now, but it’s one that most people don’t realize is even there.

It's Time to Bury Funeral Selfies for Good It's Time to Bury Funeral Selfies for Good

Funerals are a time to remember loved ones and say a heartfelt goodbye, not draw attention to yourself. Still, some people do exactly that. Just because you’re all dressed up doesn’t mean a #funeralselfie is warranted.

Convert Your iOS Photos and Videos for Better Compatibility Everywhere Convert Your iOS Photos and Videos for Better Compatibility Everywhere

iOS: If you’ve tried to manage your photos and videos on anything besides your iPhone, you might have run into compatibility issues preventing you from opening, uploading, or editing particular files. That’s thanks to Apple’s new space-saving HEIF image and HEVC video file formats, which offers a space-saving benefit…

How to Find Your Doppelganger in a Museum How to Find Your Doppelganger in a Museum

If your Facebook feed has been littered this week with pictures of people comparing themselves to portraits in museums, you’re not alone. The meme started with people who actually found art on their own that happened to look like them and has now extended to people posting pictures of art that sort of kind of looks…

How to Make Your Tweets More Accessible to the Blind  How to Make Your Tweets More Accessible to the Blind 

Your Twitter feed is likely littered with pictures. Photos, videos, and GIFs can add a lot to a tweet, but can be frustrating to the visually impaired that can’t see them.

How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone How to Get Portrait Mode on Your Non-Pixel Android Phone

If you’ve been lusting after the portrait mode on your friend’s Pixel 2 (or iPhone) now there’s a way you can get it, too—provided you have an Android device running Oreo.

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