Susie OchsContributor, Macworld

Susie has been covering Apple since 2006, and when she isn't glued to her MacBook Air and iPhone, you can find her building sand castles at the beach or snowboarding in the mountains.

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Instagram adds five new filters and gives you control over the list

The updated app even lets you preview the filters over a blurred version of the photo you just took.

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Why you should delete Uber, and what to use instead

The king of ride-sharing companies just can't be trusted. Luckily, there are plenty of other ways to catch a ride.

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Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.

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72 hours with CarPlay: Test-driving the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

CarPlay is awesome, as long as Siri can hear you. But Pioneer's touchscreen just isn't very good.

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Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.