First, let's get something straight. I appreciate the standard, go-to gifts as much as the next mom, but nothing screams "I bought this 5 minutes ago" than flowers or a box of chocolates. Don't phone it in, people! Mother's Day may … Read more
It's been well-chronicled that when Instagram was sold to Facebook last year, it spurned similar interest from Twitter, probably leading to bad blood between the two companies and a tit-for-tat series of feature shutdowns and one-upmanship.
But a new Vanity Fair story by AllThingsD co-founder Kara Swisher spells out in detail just how disappointed Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was upon learning that he'd lost out on the opportunity not just to buy Instagram, but to acquire the talents of the photo app's co-founder, Kevin Systrom, a friend.
Dorsey says the news was [hard] for him to take, … Read more
Before you can use the new feature, you'll need to upgrade to version 3.5 of the app on your iPhone or Android device. Once you are running the latest version of Instagram, you will see an Add People line on Instagram's Share screen after you have cropped and filtered your photo.
Tapping on the Add People line opens a screen asking you to tap the photo to add people. When … Read more
Following the lead of its social-network owner, Instagram today introduced a new photo-tagging feature to let members add people, things, and brands to the photos they upload and share on the service.
The new feature, called "Photos of You," is essentially the photo-sharing service's colorful interpretation on tagging.
App users can tag any Instagram account in their shots -- be it a friend, cat, or burger joint -- during the photo upload process. Those tagged in photos receive notifications and can choose whether to publicly display the images on their own Instagram profiles in a new section … Read more
Instagram users may be searching for a more efficient way to use the app from their home screens. Winstagram - Instagram Widget claims to make viewing your favorite photos easier, but its operational failures make it difficult to use.
Winstagram - Instagram Widget comes at no cost. The download from the Google Play store completed quickly, but installation took longer than expected. It is not clear from the application if technical support is available, and there were no user instructions available, either. Upon startup, the application returned multiple errors, but after several tries it eventually opened. The main screen was … Read more
If the hundreds of photo-filtering apps in the Play Store haven't tickled your fancy, try this one on for size. InstaLomo for Instagram puts an Instagram-esque layout on the popular Lomo app. Sadly, it doesn't even begin to compete with Instagram in terms of performance or social features.
Though this app says it's made for Instagram, it doesn't connect with your Instagram account in any special way. It seems much more like the developers name-dropped Instagram to try to appear in that app's search results. InstaLomo for Instagram can share to Instagram, Facebook, and other … Read more
Technology luminaries have once again found a home in Time's "100 Most Influential People In the World" series.
The list, which this year includes everyone from artist Jay-Z to Pope Francis, is filled with technology big shots including Jens Bergensten and Markus Persson, the creators of wildly popular PC title Minecraft; Perry Chen, CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter; and Google Ideas director Jared Cohen.
Technology leaders have always been staples on the Most Influential list, and such giants as Steve Jobs have made their way into the listing. This year's selection, however, appears to be a … Read more
Do you fancy yourself an Instagram artist? If you have masterpieces on Instagram, Facebook, or tucked away on your phone's camera roll that are begging for a spot on your living-room wall, give Pixuru a whirl. This free iPhone app lets you order a variety of prints. Pricing is reasonable, and Pixuru promises quick turnaround and free shipping. It also states that an expert will carefully review your work of art before shipping it to you. Photographers without iPhones, fear not. Pixuru also offers a Web app and says an Android app is coming soon.
The process of ordering … Read more
If you shoot pictures from your smartphone, you've probably used Instagram. This fun, supplementary app lets you see how well your pictures are going over on the site. InstaFollow For Instagram tells you who's following you and who's not, with all the style you've come to love about Instagram. It's a simple way to see just how popular you really are.
In order to get to any of the tracking features, you naturally must log into Instagram. Once you log in, it only takes about 15 seconds to gather the data. Not only does InstaFollow … Read more