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How to Back Up All of Your Online Accounts Offline

Big fans of the cloud as we are, there’s no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don’t have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here’s how to make sure you’ve got local copies of everything. Read More >>

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Russian Hackers Testing Malware With Britney Spears’s Instagram 

In an impressive bit of cyber-sleuthing, security researchers have discovered that a nasty piece of malware was being tested by a Russian-speaking hacker group and it was using the comment section of Britney Spears’s Instagram as a way to call home. Read More >>

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Instagram Is Snapchat Now

First it was "stories", now filters - there's very little about Snapchat that isn't a part of Instagram now. Read More >>

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Tiny, Incredibly Sad Voice: ‘Hey, Instagram Has Selfie Filters, Too!’

Facebook just can’t seem to help itself. Today, the company’s photo-sharing app Instagram announced that it’s adding “face filters.” Trouble is, the concept is just a bad rip-off of the one offered by rival app Snapchat. Read More >>

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How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media

That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought you some unwelcome attention from people you’d rather not keep up correspondence with. If you want to minimise the chances of getting contacted out of the blue, here’s what to do. Read More >>

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How to Copy Your Favourite Instagram Filters in Photoshop

Before it started obsessing about copying Snapchat, Instagram’s main goal was getting your phone photos looking their best. The app’s smart image processing doesn’t have to stay locked on your mobile though—you can replicate the effects in Photoshop or any photo editor with similar tools. Read More >>

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How to Delete Your Online Existence, But Save All Your Data 

Sick of Snapchat? Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? This is a great time to completely eradicate yourself from social media. All of these online services let you scrub out your accounts if you want a cleaner, leaner life online. Even better, plenty of them let you export your data for safekeeping before you do. So you can always remember that time The Rock answered your desperate tweets or your roommate plastered your Facebook wall with photos of your dog. Read More >>

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Instagram Releases Self-Improvement Tool for the Worst People You Follow

Common decency is rare in these vile times. Facebook is overrun by lying profiteers. Twitter remains the best place to be threatened by complete strangers. Worst of all, people on Instagram continue to shit up the timelines of their followers by posting a dozen photos from the same dull brunch that, if we’re being honest, you didn’t really want to go to — not that you were invited. Read More >>

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This Is How Lame You Look Trying to Be Cool Online

With the rise of online communities such as YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, a whole group of viewers are literally trying to emulate their favourite denizens of Team Internet. You might even know someone like that, the guy who constantly has his phone out, shooting video for his vlog (that very few people watch), and spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to capture the perfect humorous Instagram meme. Read More >>

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Instagram’s Privacy Policy: Rewritten, So Kids Can Understand It

It's oft touted as the number one lie on the internet - "Yes, I have read the terms and conditions". But knowing what you are agreeing to, especially in regards to rights and privacy of kid's social media accounts, is vital. Read More >>

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How Instagram Convinces Us to Eat Terrible-Tasting Food

San Francisco is a city of long queues, and on a Saturday afternoon few queues are longer than the one in front of the Chocolate Chair in Japantown. The Chocolate Chair’s specialty is Dragon’s Breath, neon-coloured balls of puffed rice cereal soaked in liquid nitrogen. When you take a bite, the nitrogen-infusion fills your mouth with a dense, smoke-like gas. Breathe the gas out through your nose or mouth, and voilà, man becomes dragon. Read More >>

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Instagram Continues to Ignore iPad Users, Comes to Windows Tablets Instead

Instagram is now available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. This is the first time Instagram has released a tablet-optimised version of its app. Read More >>

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PSA: Your Instagram Stories Are Public 

Instagram did such a good job of completely ripping off Snapchat’s stories feature that you might think the two features work exactly the same. Well, I’ve got some bad news for you: your Instagram stories are totally public. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Favourite Mobile Apps on Your Computer

Mobile apps are great when you’re away from your desk, but there are times when you might just want a full keyboard, gigantic screen, and comfortable chair while you fiddle with your apps. If that’s the case, you might be surprised to learn that many of your favourite apps can run on a laptop or desktop with very little fuss. Here’s how you can get started. Read More >>