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7 hidden Instagram editing tips and tricks

Up your IG game.<p>You can do much more than simply slap a filter on a photo and post it to Instagram. Here are seven ways to improve the look of your photos with Instagram's filters and editing tools.<p>1. Tap to compare filter to original<p>Better or worse? Think eye tests where Doc keeps flipping lenses …

Mobile Photography

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Parenting

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Eastern Europe

How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

Apple is now offering to swap the battery in older iPhone's for $29, but will having this done speed up your device?<p><i>Video: How to check if your</i> …

Mobile Technology

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Maps

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

These are the not-so-obvious tips iPhone pros use.<p>If your iPhone ($499.99 at Cricket Wireless) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can …

Text Messaging

Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the Next Luxury Travel Destination

By •<p>Nicaragua is sure to be one of the next big destinations. Click through to see why you should visit these two gorgeous resorts on the Emerald …

Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

Blade Runner

5 Ways Belize Is the Reset You Need

Photo by sara lupini/Flickr<p>San Pedro<p>Still waiting for that “new year, new you” feeling to kick in? Belize might be just the fuel you need.<p>Belize is a …

Belize

Meitu denies selling collected user data, blames China

The company behind the anime photo app describes the reasons behind the dodgy data collection code discovered by researchers.<p>Going viral can be a blessing for some apps, but it led anime-makeover app Meitu to more scrutiny than it may have wanted. Before long, security researchers were taking it to …

Google Play

These power suits could make your grandma's life much better

For your body, growing old can be an unforgiving process.<p>You can spend every single weekend exercising, but your body will eventually break down. As …

So how exactly does the mobile app development process work?

Building a mobile app is a long process which involves lots of planning, researching, strategic decision-making, and testing. When decision-makers in …

These 5 major UI mistakes will kill your app

Abusing fonts, inconsistent design, and other big no-nos.The post These 5 major UI mistakes will kill your app appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

25 Unique (And Affordable!) Engagement Rings

Break away from tradition without breaking the bank.<p>Just because you're ready to commit to marriage doesn't mean you need to commit to a boring engagement ring–or one that is going to break the bank. Whether you'd prefer an emerald to a white diamond, rose gold to platinum, or an eternity band to a …

The 37 funniest movies you can watch on Netflix right now

<b>The INSIDER summary:</b><p><b>• Netflix has a huge selection of comedies. Here are 37 great ones to watch.</b><p>Comedy is quite possibly the most difficult genre of film to produce. Drama, horror, romance — these genres all achieve their intended response with relative ease compared to comedy. In order to make …

This guy has traveled to over 80 countries — here's the one money-saving travel hack he swears by

Experienced traveler and Quora user Konrad Waliszewski answered with one tip: <b>alternative travel route hacking</b>.<p>Waliszewski is the founder and CEO of TripScout, a travel app that provides users with city guides and maps. He's also traveled to over 80 countries and has his own travel blog, …

The 10 Best Wireframing and Prototyping Tools for Designers

Wireframe becomes more and more important as it will make it easier to communicate ideas and cut down project cost. The prototyping tools for designer …

Prototyping

How to Enjoy the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels, Without Paying to Spend the Night

Ample terrycloth bathrobes, bubbling bathtubs, and round-the-clock room service are often synonymous with luxury travel, but when five stars are a few more than your holiday budget can allow, you ought not miss out entirely. Do a little research and you’ll find that grand hotels the world over will …

Luxury Travel

Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

If you're getting close to retirement, but you're planning on working an extra couple of years because you just "don't have the money," think again. …

Airbnb Under Fire From U.S. Senators Urging FTC Investigation

Airbnb just can’t get out of the hot seat.<p>On the same day CEO Brian Chesky publicly apologized for failing to foresee how racism could impact the platform during its founding days, a group of U.S. Senators have penned a strongly worded letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to consider …

Hospitality

Is HPP The New Baby Food Trend?

<i>By Anita Mirchandani</i><p>In an era of increasingly alarming food recalls, high-pressure processing (HPP) has been making an appearance within a few different industries -- from packaged deli meats, seafood & ready-to-eat meals, juicing, and most recently the world of baby food. Products that are branded …

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. "Nothing taped, nothing glued, …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

9 Heavenly Honeymoon Ideas For Couples Who Want To Unplug On A Budget

The most relaxing spots, according to travel experts 🌴<p>Wedding planning is stressful. So if you're fortunate enough to go on a honeymoon after the big day, we recommend somewhere you can unplug and recharge.<p>The resorts below are travel agent-recommended and make it easy to disconnect -- plus, they …

A new app wants to be the 'Uber for filing taxes'

Ricky Lavina was riding in an Uber car one fateful day in Miami when he had a revelation.<p>"This Uber driver has a life," he recounted to Tech Insider. "He can work whenever he wants. He doesn't have an immediate boss."<p>At the time Lavina was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the largest …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Bags Over Bottles

The water dispenser may be commonplace, but the typical bottled water dispenser has many design deficiencies. For example, bacteria carried in the …

Enter The Matrix! This iPad App Lets You “See” Wi-Fi Signals

A new exhibition by Richard Vijgen reveals the invisible architecture of radio waves, all around us.<p>The invisible world around us pulses with radio waves, an electromagnetic tide that washes over everything. If you could see it, everything around us would ripple with information, like dropping a …

New Eco-Friendly Design Offers More Refreshing Showers While Minimizing Water Usage by 70%

On average, a typical eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Depending how many daily showers your household takes, this could mean a lot of water down the drain. The new Nebia shower promises to minimize this usage by 70% without compromising water pressure or a refreshing experience. Their …

Engines