Entries by Karen S. Wilson

The Instacube for Your Instagram Photos and More

Instagram has taken place in everyone’s life in the past few years. More recently it has become a platform for the artists to showcase their works in a 1:1 cubical frame. It does not need a long introduction as most of the people with smartphones know what it is and probably uses it to share events from their lives. So what is Instacube a how is it related to Instagram. Here is everything you need to know about Instacube.

Instacube is a completely wireless digital photo frame with a 1:1 cubicle area. It a live model of the Instagram logo, but it is a lot bigger in size. It can display the pictures three times the size of the usual mobile phone size. The LCD is a fully functional touchscreen which allows users to swipe through the pictures . Instacube will update your photos in real-time, reading off your Instagram feed and display the pictures of the friends you follow, and your own pictures as well.

What makes it different?

While it is just another photo frame, it comes with a WiFi connection. It also has other features such as picking up the pictures that you want to look at again and again. You can expand the memory by adding external cards and can also store other offline pictures as well that you want to display without Instagram. Instead of adding pictures through an offline source, you can add photos automatically by updating from the internet.

It is big enough to check out the pictures at bigger frames without disturbing the quality, while small enough to be kept at your study table replacing your clock. It connects to the internet via WiFi.

How to select the pictures?

You can either select the pictures by allotting a hashtag to Instacube. It will search the pictures on Instagram automatically and display them based on popularity or upload date. You can set one hashtag and let Instacube play the pictures as a slide show automatically.

You can also like the pictures with the heart-shaped button at the top of the photos. You can tap on the pictures to show some love if you come across something that you like.

Aim of Instacube

Instacube was an innovative idea that was introduced on Kickstarter in 2012. It was designed to become a special decor item for homes. The idea was to merge digital photo frames with the trending picture platform so that people can look out for something new every day. The company also wanted to add the hashtag feature so people can use them to keep themselves updated with any activity related to something they want to keep up with including music, clothing, or nearby events.


Instacube has 4GB of internal memory and runs on 256MB of RAM. It has a 7.5-inch screen displaying 600×600 pixel resolution.  It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which makes it easily portable.

Simple Instagram Hacks That You Wish You Knew Sooner

Instagram has come a long way through the years, becoming the favourite platform for artists to showcase their works. It has been evolving ever since it was first introduced and has added pretty cool features ever since. Here are some of the hacks that you probably did not know about before.

Adding Line Breaks to Your Bio

Here is how you do it:

Open a note-taking app on your phone

Type out your bio, using the return button to create new lines of text

Copy your text

Go to “Edit Profile” and in the “Bio” field and paste your text. Click on “Done”.

Appear in more search results on the explore page

The “Name field in your Instagram bio is actually searchable. You can change to words that highlight your Instagram profile. You can use important keywords in your name field, and it will work as an SEO to make your profile appear a lot of times.

Link to other profiles or hashtag

Instagram recently launched clickable text in the bio. When you include a # or @ before a word or an account. People will be able to tag the accounts of different people in their accounts in their bio. This can be handy when you manage more than one account and want to promote all the accounts in all your accounts.

Get more Instagram stories views with hashtags

You can actually use hashtags in your stories to get more views on them. All you have to do it add important keywords while you are posting your story and it will automatically appear on peoples search pages.

Share someone else’s Instagram Post in Your story

If you like someone’s post on Instagram and want to share it with your audience, you can actually share it in your story in simple steps. Tap on the arrow button, and you will get the option to share the post either with your friends or your story.

Share a sneak peek of your Instagram Story

If you like to entice with a highlight of your Instagram story, you can use it to flood your screen with a solid colour, and then erase some of the colour for a big reveal. You do this by

Selecting the photo

Tapping the pen icon and selecting a colour

Tapping and holding the screen for 1-3 seconds until the screen is filled with colours.

Tapping the eraser icon and erasing some part of the colour to flash a part of your post.

Turn off your “Last Active” in Direct Messages

If you want no one to spy on you and see when you were online, you can do this with the steps below.

Tap on the “settings.”

Scroll down to “Activity Status”

Swipe the slider button to turn off “Show Activity Status.”

How Hashtag Cube can Take Instagram to the Next Level

As Instagram continues to grow more and more popular in people’s lives, there are many new innovations in the market to provide better Instagram accessories. Instagram is a widely used platform among artists and people who like to share their life events with their family, friends, and fans. Hashtag Cube is one of the innovations on Instagram, which creates awesome memories for people and provide a better outlet for Instagram.

What is Hashtag Cube

Hashtag Cube is one of the most unnecessary yet so interesting technology. It may not be your priority, but it is something that you will want to have in your life. Hashtag Cube is a photo frame that hit the market at the right time. It is a compact Instagram only device which runs Instagram. One of the greatest features of Instagram is Hashtags, and you can use it to find almost anything on the internet. Hashtag Cube is designed to search the hashtags and then display the pictures related to that hashtag as a slideshow.


The Hashtag Cube or the #Cube, has several features that you can entertain yourself with. It is a living canvas for Instagram photos and videos that matter most to you. A device meant only for Instagram will let you browse it instantly. #Cube can stream the candids of your friends, family, and favourite people throughout your day. You can use the streamlined function to stream the photos and videos automatically. Here are some of the features of #Cube.

Socially connected

You can enjoy real-time pictures as well as sort the hashtag search list based on the upload date or popularity. You can connect with your friends, family members, and other artists and celebrities.

Real-time & Instant

#Cube uses WiFi to provide real-time updates on Instagram. It will automatically load the pages continuously to deliver the latest uploaded photos & video clips for you to enjoy.

Touch Display

Fully functioning touch screen for scrolling through the Instagram feed manually. The 4X4 screen has an image tile view or swipes to view pictures directly.

The “Favourite” Button

A dedicated “favourite” button on the top helps you like the pictures or videos that you find good.

Portable & Wireless

Runs of Li-ion rechargeable battery and comes with a charger. It is easy to port with WiFi connectivity.

Smart and Updatable

Automatically plays the pictures and videos based on the selected hashtag. Can also update itself automatically when connected to WiFi. The free software updates add new features to #Cube. It is available online for $149 USD on Amazon or eBay.

It is a fantastic gift for your family and friends to keep you always connected. You can also create your own personal hashtags and store special memories on Instagram with your friends and watch them later on HashtagCube.