Boost your Instagram presence without lifting a finger [Deals]

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This Chrome extension automatically follows, likes, and more to grow your following while you do other things.
This Chrome extension automatically follows, likes, and more to grow your following while you do other things.
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If you’re on Instagram, you want more followers. But if you aren’t a paid social media manager, or maybe even if you are, you probably don’t have time to do all the liking, following and commenting that’s required to build a following. So you might as well let this app do it for you.

Why Apple Watch apps are dying off in droves

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People would rather look at Instagram on a Mac than an Apple Watch.
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Apple Watch sells very well, but apparently not strongly enough for some companies. A deadline requiring developers to base their apps on newer versions of watchOS just passed, and some businesses choose to pull their software rather than update it.

Instagram garnered the most attention, but there are surely other examples. 

Instagram takes on Apple’s Live Photos with Boomerang

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Boomerang is just like Live Photos.
Boomerang is just like Live Photos.
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Instagram’s new app Boomerang lets users create one-second videos of everyday moments, then share them to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

The new app is a lot like the new Live Photos feature Apple introduced on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Boomerang takes a burst of five photos, stitches them together into a mini-video, then plays the clip in forward and then reverse — you know, just like a boomerang!

Here’s how it works: