Cool Tech picks: Instagram, shminstagram!Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them.

1. The latest Facebook announcement has sent us straight back to our privacy settings. We’ve got the need-to-know scoop on the new Facebook Graph Search.

2. Turn your smartphone into funky camera with this hip mod case. Or check out this crazy new photography gadget, if you’re a little more retro.

3. Feeling iffy about Instagram? Here are some fabulous, free photo apps that will give it a run for its money.

4. We’re beyond excited about this technology for those of us who love real cameras but hate all the wires.

5. Learning to read is more fun when it involves building a zoo with a meerkat. Just ask any child who tries out this awesome new kids’ app.