Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Caitlin covers Apple news, social networks, and the sharing economy from IDG's New York bureau.

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How this 16-year-old turned an Instagram feed into a $15K-a-month social media empire

How to win followers and influence teenage girls...with the help of some star-making companies and their algorithms, of course.

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B of A boosts Apple Pay with 1.1 million cards enrolled

Bank of America's 800,000 Apple Pay users are a drop in the bucket, but a positive sign for the new service.

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Apple patent reveals plans for a GoPro competitor

A wearable camera controlled by Apple Watch may be on the horizon.

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Facebook pushes Amber Alerts to News Feed to help recover missing children

Amber Alerts on Facebook could go viral and help law enforcement agencies find kids faster.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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Cue the outrage: How our favorite social networks failed us in 2014

From Facebook's psychological experiments to Foursquare's check-in drama, social media made us furious this year.

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Instagram's spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers

Popular Instagrammers watched their follow counts plummet when Instagram cleaned house.

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Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

The Cupertino company had a huge year full of major product releases, huge announcements, and a few extremely wacky moments.

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Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million

The company donated a portion of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases to The Global Fund for AIDS research.

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Facebook turns on auto-enhancement for iOS photos

Like Google+, Facebook wants to make your images look more polished.

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Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making

The trial fell apart after the judge realized there were no plaintiffs.

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Apple Pay wins over more banks, still seeking retailers

Apple now supports the cards that account for 90 percent of all U.S. credit card transactions. But will more people start using the new payment solution?

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How Fancred is challenging Facebook for your sports fandom

With a revamped profile and gamification, the sports-focused social network aims to undercut its major-league rivals.

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Sharing the misery: 2014 was a rough year for Uber, Airbnb, and on-demand apps

Legal battles, labor scuffles, and dirty business tactics were on the rise this year as start-ups moved from sharing resources to on-demand everything.

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Apple-1 sold by Steve Jobs fetches $365,000 at auction

The computer is the last remaining unit to be sold by Jobs out of his family’s garage—and it still works.