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Apple pulls app that let you stalk people you follow on Instagram

Apple pulls app that let you stalk people you follow on Instagram In October, Instagram phased out the “Following” tab. That’s because it shared a lot of information about what your friends and the people you follow were doing on the social network — maybe too much — and Instagram said some people were surprised their activity was showing up there. And now, the company is apparently keeping others from re-creating that idea: Apple has removed Like Patrol from the App Store, according to CNET. At the end of October, Instagram sent a cease-and-desist letter to Like Patrol, an app described by its maker as the Following tab “on steroids,” and on Saturday, Apple reportedly removed it from its iOS marketplace entirely. Like Patrol went beyond the...

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From Tinder to Venmo: These 25 apps changed everything

From Tinder to Venmo: These 25 apps changed everything Games, social media, dating apps and more: Here is a list of 25 apps that had the most impact on our lives in the last 10 years. In the last decade, apps (and by association, smartphones) have become an essential part of our lives. Since the iOS App Store and Google Play launched in 2008 with what seemed like mostly novelty titles, they've grown to include millions of apps that help us communicate, meet new people, listen to music and kill pigs with birds. OK, sometimes we still use our phones to make calls, but apps are so popular there are now apps that tell you how much time you spend using apps on your phone.  As part of CNET's Decade in Review here are...

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What You Need to Know About Instagram’s Latest Account, @Creators

What You Need to Know About Instagram’s Latest Account, @Creators  Given social media's fast pace, it's hard to keep up with its best practices. Take Instagram for example. Every day they have new features and announcements. Are 'likes' going to disappear? Is the new feed order really better than the old chronological order? And the most asked question of them all, what's up with the algorithm? However, you asked, and Instagram answered, literally. In September, they launched, @creators, a profile on Instagram that's all about how to be successful creators on the platform we all love so much. "The whole goal of @creators is really to inspire and empower the next generation of creators on Instagram. So, give them really practical tools and tips but have them hear...

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Instagram is fueling rise in injuries among yoga teachers who want perfect social media post, experts warn

Instagram is fueling rise in injuries among yoga teachers who want perfect social media post, experts warn Originating from ancient India more than 5,000 years ago, yoga is widely believed to be one of the first forms of exercise created by humans, bringing physical and psychological benefits to those who practice it.  But today’s Instagram-conscious instructors are falling victim to more injuries because they are rushing into attempting challenging poses that will look good on social media, experts have warned. The desire to teach the sport “purely for aesthetic reasons” is leading to a worrying rise in the number of yoga teachers who are picking up injuries, particularly in the hips. Benoy Mathew, a leading British physiotherapist who specialises in...

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Mark Zuckerberg is adamant that Instagram should not be broken off from Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg is adamant that Instagram should not be broken off from Facebook Zuckerberg laid out multiple arguments on Wednesday’s earnings call for why Instagram should not be split off from Facebook as regulatory scrutiny picks up.  Facebook’s CEO said Instagram was “in some ways” a competitor at the time of the 2012 acquisition, but their core offerings were very different. Instagram “wouldn’t be what it is without everything that we put into it,” Zuckerberg said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a full-throated defense of his company’s ownership of Instagram on Wednesday, describing the hefty competition that the combined company faces in the market. Speaking on a call with analysts following Facebook’s third-quarter earnings report, Zuckerberg was asked how the increased regulatory scrutiny...

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