Instagram gets intimate with private photos

The photo-sharing app adds direct messaging, the first Steam Machines start to roll out, and YouTube reveals the top viral videos of the year.

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- Send photos privately on Instagram with a new direct messaging feature . Twitter also added the ability to send photos in a direct message. Sending messages with apps instead of SMS is a hot trend right now with a younger crowd, especially with apps like Kik , Line and Snapchat .

- See all images in Gmail by default on the desktop. The feature will roll out to apps next year.

- Prepare for the coming of the first Steam Machines . The console for PC games is releasing 300 units to beta testers .

- Check out the year's top viral YouTube videos, which all so happened to be professional creations .

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