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Secret Trick Turns Your Facebook Photos Into Awesome Text Art

We’re not exactly sure why they’re doing it yet, but a self-described ‘Web standards fanatic’ named Mathias Bynens has discovered that Facebook and Instagram are automatically making ASCII art versions of every photo you upload. And accessing the lo-fi versions of your images is super easy.


How To Shoot Live Photos Even If You Don't Have A New iPhone

Live Photos is one of the headline features of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But if you haven’t forked out for one of Apple’s 2015 handsets, there are ways to get the same kind of functionality on your own smartphone. All you need is the right app, and these are the best of the bunch for Android and iOS.


This Website Turns Photos Of Your Pets Into 3D Reliefs You Can Actually Pet

It’s not easy leaving your pet behind as you head off to work each morning. And if the thousands of photos you have of them on your phone aren’t enough of a solace, you can now have them turned into a pettable 3D photo relief when being apart gets especially tough.


Here Are All The Opening Day Specials In Australia's First Microsoft Store

Microsoft’s new flagship store opens its doors to the public at midday (AEDT) today, but we’ve already been inside to bring you a look at the future of Redmond’s retail arm, and the bonus special offers you get for going!


How To Use Extensions To Enhance Your Photos in OS X El Capitan

As with iOS, the Photos app in OS X El Capitan now supports third-party extensions: That means other apps can plug directly into the Photos interface to give you quicker access to more effects and tools. Here’s how to get started with the new feature.


The Moto X's Camera Is Truly Stunning, But Still Afraid Of The Dark

Every time a new shiny phone is released, the typical claims of how great its camera is are barfed from the mouths of marketing professionals. It’s no different with the new Moto X, whose previous incarnation took disappointing shots. But the new 2015 edition might just deserve a seat alongside other smartphone heavy-hitters.


Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me To Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram make it as easy as Twitter to move between accounts?


Instagram Isn't Only Square Photos Anymore

Starting today, Instagrammers no longer have to crop their latte art shots to the app’s creatively restricting square aspect ratio. Now users can choose one of two additional layouts — portrait and landscape — to add horizontal or vertical real estate to their images. Finally!


California Burning: Dramatic Photos Of Firefighters In Action

On Friday, California firefighters managed to fully contain the once-69,000-acre Rocky Fire. But 17 other fires still burn, with 13,000 men and women actively involved in fighting them. These photos capture the ongoing intensity.


Photoshop Reveals How Different Countries See Body Image

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or more commonly, it’s shaped and defined by cultural standards that are different around the world. To try and understand how the perfect body is viewed across the world, designers from 18 countries were asked to Photoshop the same model.


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