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Instagram Starts Sending ‘Highlights’ Emails to Users

In a recent development, Instagram started sending an email digest called ‘Highlights’ featuring a few of the posts from people you follow.It could bring back users who have strayed from the photo network. This is the first time Instagram has sent any type of promotional or re-engagement email, TechCrunch reported. …

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How to make your own custom bokeh

Bokeh is a word to describe the quality and appearance of the out of focus areas in a photograph. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to change the shape of the bokeh in your photographs by making a lens cap. There are several custom bokeh options you can buy …

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Five tips to speed up your Mac

The only place I like seeing a beach ball is at a beach or in a stadium during a baseball game or concert. The one place I least like to see a beach ball is on my aging MacBook Pro, where the spinning beach ball has become an altogether too …

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Quickly change between search providers in Safari on OS X

Setting your default search provider for Safari on OS X is a simple process: open Preferences in Safari, visit the Search tab and select your provider from the list. Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo are made available to users. If you want to search using a different provider, you can …

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How to update your Apple Watch OS

Software updates are always vital, but perhaps none are more important than the first updates for a brand-new product. Apple on Tuesday released the first such update for the Apple Watch, bringing the OS version to 1.0.1. The update added various improvements and bug fixes, while also seemingly having sped …

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How to tell if your wireless carrier is throttling data

That unlimited data plan that you’re fighting tooth and nail to keep — is it really unlimited if your wireless carrier cuts back the speed once you exceed a certain data allotment? Not really, no, but such an experience is far from uncommon. Last year, Verizon announced (and then quickly …

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Share URLs by sound with Google Tone

Sharing a link to a Web page with a friend is as easy as copying and pasting the link into an email, IM or text and hitting Send. If that friend is seated right next to you, it’s even easier with Google Tone. Google Tone is a new Chrome extension …

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Load cached pages when offline in Chrome

Back in January of this year I wrote about how you can play Chrome’s endless runner game if you’re lacking a stable data connection. Now, thanks to Android Police pointing it out, there’s another cool thing you can do if your connection is spotty: load the cached version of a …

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Snap photos, make lists with iPhone app Nine

I’m sure Evernote is wonderful, but it’s overkill for my note-taking and information-capturing needs. In the absence of Evernote and apps of its ilk, I often resort to snapping shots with my phone as reminders of things to buy, books to read, recipes to try and so on. Then, when …

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How your iPhone can help you in a medical emergency

Imagine this scenario: You’re in an accident that renders you unconscious or unable to respond. Your wallet or purse is missing, but your iPhone is still around. Your phone contains an emergency contact as well as your medical history and information. But your iPhone is locked with a passcode, so …

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