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  • In a flash, Instagram launches Bolt in select countries

    Well, the cat is out of the bag: Last week, leaked shots of a new Snapchat competitor called Bolt appeared in promo banners on Instagram, and on Tuesday Instagram officially launched Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This is Instagram's first spinoff app, joining the crowded space of visual messengers with notes that disappear. Bolt's international debut is available for both iOS and Android devices.

  • Apple's new Sharing Selfies section signals impending apocalypse

    First Oxford Dictionaries legitimized the selfie by declaring it the Word of the Year for 2013. Then Ellen DeGeneres broke Twitter with a star-studded selfie at this year's Oscars. Now Apple's gone and created a whole new "Sharing Selfies" section in the App Store. The selfie's domination is complete.

  • Sony QX lens cameras transform your smartphone into a powerful point-and-shoot

    Sony's new high-concept Cyber-shot QX lens cameras may look like a gigantic lens you place on top of your smartphone screen--which, oddly, you actually can do. But in reality, each of the two models, the higher-end QX100 and the smaller but farther-zooming QX10, is a standalone camera that will fit into a decent-sized pocket all by itself. The real advantage with these lens cameras--announced at the IFA consumers electronics show in Berlin--is that you can use either one with your smartphone to shoot photos with excellent image quality and resolution, in effect transforming your smartphone into a high-quality point and shoot.

  • Hands-on: Flickr gets a stunning new look, but still feels incomplete

    After years of languishing mostly unchanged, Flickr--the one-time leader in photo-sharing sites--finally got a major overhaul on Monday. With the update, everyone now gets 1TB of storage (for photos up to 200MB and videos up to 1GB or three minutes each), and the site itself got a massive facelift. I took some time to play with the new-look Flickr, and while the updated photo sharing service is a solid upgrade overall, it feels unfinished to a degree.