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When you're on holidays with your friends or family, the last thing you want to do is lug around a DSLR. But that doesn't mean you should be uploading pics directly from your smartphone either. This infographic provides a range of editing tips for travellers who really want to make their photos 'pop'.

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If you use Instagram, chances are you've already started to see your friends posting collages of their "top nine" photos of the year. The first year I started noticing these I spent a solid half hour at least trying to figure out where to find the collage within Instagram's app. Spoiler: you're not going to find it in there. It has the look and feel of a built-in Instagram feature, but it's not.

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Windows: I wouldn’t be surprised if you have have folders upon folders of photographs that you swear you’ll get to sorting “someday”. For me, that day was this weekend. For whatever reason, I felt like spending a few hours trying to tackle my lifetime of photographic history that I’ve dumped into a big “To Sort” folder on my network-attached storage device.

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Flickr isn’t going away, but a lot of your photos will be if you don’t follow its new limitations: 1,000 photos, period. These photos can be any size you want, but you only get a thousand of them. The era of the free terabyte of Flickr storage is coming to an end.

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Didn't you think Mark Zuckerberg is tall? According to a 2010 New Yorker profile, he's "only around five feet eight, but he seems taller, because he stands with his chest out and his back straight, as if held up by a string." Wired writer Graham Starr thinks Zuck seems tall for another reason: He stages his photos to exaggerate his height.

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There are way too many third-party phone camera apps. This can make choosing a good one unduly difficult. We recently highlighted a couple of my personal favourites in the iOS and Android Lifehacker Packs, but there are plenty more that people love to use. Here are the best of the bunch, according to our readers.

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To paraphrase Mr. Jefferson from the video game Life is Strange, a "selfie" is an awful, awful word for something that's actually quite wonderful. While selfies are often criticised for being obnoxious and narcissistic, they can also be highly artistic and even life affirming. This infographic provides a brief history of this misunderstood practice, with an emphasis on new and compelling technologies.

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I'm a huge fan of night modes. Night/Dark modes are easier on your eyes and your device's battery, and frankly just look better, in my opinion. This week I came across a Chrome extension that adds a dark mode to Instagram on the web. Called "Night Mode for Instagram" the extension transforms your Instagram feed into something a little easier to look at.

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Why do so many young men make the same vague face in all their selfies? Why do they all raise their eyebrows and tighten their lips like office workers greeting each other on a Tuesday? What are they hiding? What are they feeling? Vox asked a handful of them, and got some excellent self-deprecating answers.

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iOS: The words “Apple” and “free” are a bit like oil and water — just ask anyone who works at the company and doesn’t get to partake in the Silicon Valley custom of free lunches and dinners for all. However, Father Cook is feeling generous this month, and Apple is offering up the excellent Obscura 2 camera app for free. Here’s how you get it (and save $7.99).

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Each new generation of smartphones brings remarkable advances in camera quality, allowing even the greenest shutterbugs to snap prime photos.

But, if you truly want to take your pictures and videos to the next level, a tripod for your smartphone is the way to go.

The ARMOR-X Mini Flexible Phone Tripod can help you take dynamic, stunning photos or videos from any angle, and it's on sale for more than 40 per cent off today.

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People have always been able to reach out to the Instagram users they follow, and receive replies to their comments, by using the messaging feature baked into Instagram Stories. Thanks to a new questions sticker Instagram debuted, you now have a more formal (and fun) way to conduct interviews with your followers, fans and friends.