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Instagram quietly removes option to disable auto-play for videos as advertising beckons

While Instagram's latest update to the iOS app promised improvements, it also seems to have quietly removed something many of us may miss. Checking into the app settings now, there is no longer a toggle to disable video auto-play. For those of us not so keen on Instagram videos, that's more than a little annoying.

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Instagram updated with official iOS 7 support, brings larger images and higher resolution

Instagram has just announced on their blog that they've released version 4.2 on the App Store which brings with it official support for iOS 7 as well as an updated look and feel to match the new design of iOS. Even more, the new design now allows for larger image sizes all around which means better resolution, according to Instagram:

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Ads coming to Instagram in the next year

Instagram had to make money someday, and after being acquired by Facebook, it's clear that the strategy is going to lie in advertising. In a recent interview, Facebook's Emily White described her challenges in roping in advertisers to Instagram while not scaring off the user base.

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Instagram updated with video import, auto-straightening, and more!

Instagram, everyone's favorite Facebook owned social photo network, has just been updated to version 4.1. New features include importing existing video from the camera roll, as well as auto-straightening. Can I get a "finally"? From the Instagram blog:

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Iterate 51: Tim van Damme after Instagram

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Tim van Damme, soon to be joining Dropbox, talks to Marc and Rene about creating 2-bit icons, his time at Gowalla, making cards, designing Instagram, and taking it from iOS to Android.

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How to view every Instagram photo and video you've ever liked with Instagram for iPhone

Ever been stuck looking for a photo or video someone posted on Instagram but couldn't find it again or remember what that person's exact username was? If you know you liked the photo or video when you originally saw it, there's an easier way.

Instagram for iPhone allows you to quickly view every photo you've ever liked in just a few taps. Here's how:

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How to better manage what Instagram posts to your Facebook profile or page

Instagram gives you the ability to post photos to Facebook on both your personal profile as well as a business or fan page. If you have your Facebook account linked to Instagram you may notice that by default, Instagram also posts information to your timeline or page about what photos you like or comment on.

If you don't like this behavior, there's an easy way to disable it. Here's how:

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How to automatically post Instagram photos directly to a Facebook page

Instagram is not only a fun app for personal use, it's also a great marketing tool for all kinds of businesses and professionals to showcase their products and works of art. If you use both Facebook and Instagram for your business, you can actually tie them together so your images automatically filter to your business page or fan page instead of your personal profile.

Here's how:

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Ultraweather combines weather forecasts with your local Instagram community

There is no shortage of weather apps in the App Store but Ultraweather takes a slightly different approach. While it isn't as robust of a choice as some others, it has a great interface made possible by local Instagram users in your area.

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Movie trailers on Instagram; awesome idea or unwelcome bloat in our feeds?

This is a movie trailer for the upcoming Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher, only it's been delivered by Instagram. Ignoring the fact that the movie has been hyped to death and back again, we're only a few weeks in with (http://www.imore.com/instagram-announces-new-video-service) and already we're seeing the first movie trailer. It's an interesting concept, and pretty clearly something that we're not likely to be seeing courtesy of Vine any time soon, either. But, is it a welcome addition to our Instagram feed?

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