Need a name for your newborn? Try an Instagram filter

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Sure you could name your girl Rose. But why not Lark or Juno?
Sure you could name your girl Rose. But why not Lark or Juno?
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Excuse the dad for checking his Instagram feed when the nurse brings the newborn into the room. He might be trying to find a name for the kid.

Naming a baby after an Instagram filter is a hot trend according to the annual Baby Names Survey, sponsored by the Baby Center.

Apple, Google pull InstaAgent app for ‘stealing’ login info

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Have you seen this app? If it's on your phone, delete immediately.
Have you seen this app? If it's on your phone, delete immediately.
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InstaAgent, a third-party app for users to track visitors to their Instagram feeds, was pulled out of app stores by both Apple and Google after an iOS developer discovered the app was stealing people’s logins and passwords.

If you have InstaAgent on your smartphone – and reportedly half a million of you do – delete it immediately.

Instagram beefs up ads with Apple Pay and 3D Touch

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3D Touch Instagram ads are on the way.
3D Touch Instagram ads are on the way.
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Apple Pay and 3D Touch may play a crucial role in Instagram’s quest to develop a more robust marketing platform, based on some new ads the company has started testing.

Instagram has rolled out a number of new ads that let users shop for stuff like clothing, food, skateboards and more by simply using 3D Touch to bring up a menu of options that makes the process of buying goods nearly instantaneous.