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How to use the newest Instagram features

Instagram is getting a slew of new features, including a camera tool called Create Mode, enhanced shopping tools and support for starting a fundraiser within the app.

Instagram has already started rolling out the new tools. Here's how to use them.

SEE: Facebook at F8 announces an Instagram experience less focused on likes

Using Instagram's new camera Create mode

The new camera uses a wheel-like design with multiple camera modes, including the new Create. This option allows you to... Read More »

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How to use the new Facebook Marketplace feature

During the F8 conference on Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new and improved layout that includes an updated Facebook Marketplace.

The new Marketplace, which lets you buy anything from furniture to clothing, now lets buyers order items directly through the app and seller ship items within the US. This means you'll no longer have to schedule a pickup time on either end of the transaction.

Here's how to use it.

Buying items on Facebook Marketplace

The Marketplace app... Read More »

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Best ways to repurpose your old Android or iPhone

Sure, you could trade in your old phone, give it to a relative or friend, or recycle it. Or, you could give it new life by turning it into something new that you'll actually want to use

After all, smartphones are small, powerful computers with storage space and a camera. Instead of spending cash on a new device you've been eyeing, you might be able to DIY it yourself. Your smartphone is capable of being a handy substitute... Read More »

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Academics gain access to Facebook data trove to study election influence

How does Facebook affect elections? Sixty academics are getting the chance to find out.

The social media giant is opening up its privacy-protected data to researchers from 30 academic institutions across 11 countries, according to a Facebook post on Monday. The data spans from January 2017 to February 2019. The researchers were chosen by Facebook's partners at Social Science One and the Social Science Research Council.

The selected researchers will gain access to data from a... Read More »

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Best 9 party-planning apps for hosting a Kentucky Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is almost here. On Friday, May 3, Oaks Day kicks off the festivities, and the famous race happens the next day. For many, May is the time of year for big hats, brightly colored seersucker suits, placing bets and mint juleps.

Instead of venturing into the unpredictable weather and crowds, you might host a Kentucky Derby party at home and watch the race on a big screen. Check out these party-planning apps to throw a bash your guests... Read More »

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How to tell if you've been affected by Facebook's contact storing

Last week, Facebook admitted that it "unintentionally" imported the email contact lists from 1.5 million people without their consent since May 2016. That means, if your friend signed up for a new account, Facebook may have ingested your email address to feed its ad targeting and friend recommendation systems.

While the social network no longer requires your password to sign up for an account, this is the latest incident to shake confidence in Facebook's ability to protect its... Read More »

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Transfer files and settings from an old iPhone to a new iPhone with these 5 steps

You've finally updated your iPhone to a newer version, but once you get home, you realize you need to transfer all of your content, including contacts, photos and apps. That can be a nightmare, especially if you're not sure what you're doing.

Switching all your content from an old phone to a new one may seem daunting, but there are some straightforward steps you can follow to make it easier. Use this helpful guide to walk you through transferring... Read More »

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How to place a bet on a Kentucky Derby horse with the TwinSpires app

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is May 4, so it's right around the corner. Even if you're not going to Churchill Downs in person, you can still easily place a bet on your favorite horses.

TwinSpires (download for iOS) is the Derby's official betting app, which makes it easy to place a wager on all of the races held throughout the day from anywhere. Here's how to get started with the app. (TwinSpires also has some tips about responsible gambling.)

Getting... Read More »

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How to permanently delete an app from your iPhone

Zombie apps are a real problem for iPhones of every stripe. It happens when you delete an app, only to restore your latest backup or connect your iPhone to iTunes, and lo and behold, the app pops back on your home screen. What is going on?

What happens is that when you back up your iPhone to iCloud, Apple's online storage service doesn't completely remove the app data, just in case you have it installed on another iOS device. For example,... Read More »

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Kohl's to accept Amazon returns in-store this summer

Returning your Amazon deliveries just got a bit easier. You can return packages for free at your local Kohl's store starting in July. The stores will accept "eligible Amazon items," without a box or label, regardless of the reason, and ship them to Amazon for free, according to a release Tuesday.

The program is expanding to all Kohl's stores in the US after operating in 100 stores previously. Amazon and Kohl's have worked together on the return program since 2017.

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