Instagram's Boomerang makes photos that move to GIF your life

Create one-second looping clips with Instagram's new app, discover new emoji characters in iOS 9.1, and skip ads with YouTube's paid service.

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The moving photos trend grows with Instagram's latest app, Boomerang. One-second looping video clips give you the power to GIF your life.

Meanwhile, 150 new emoji characters join the keyboard for iPhone users, and one in particular has an interesting backstory:

Watch this: Instagram's Boomerang makes photos that move to GIF your life

Also in this tech-news roundup, learn about YouTube Red, the new $10-a-month service to skip ads and access unique content.

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