The package, wrapped with brown paper and a white ribbon, contained a wooden block, 4 inches long and wide and 1.75 inches thick, covered with a printed Instagram shot and a slot in the back so it can be hung on the wall. The included note invited the press to "share a moment with Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team." The event will kick off at 10 a.m. on December 12 in Midtown … Read more
Editors' note: This review was updated on December 5, 2013, with more detailed information we received about specific features from the developers of the app.
OKDoThis is the latest app to enter into the mobile photography space with a new twist for Instagram users. With a crowded market and new apps popping up almost daily, the fresh approach OKDoThis takes to chasing the success of Instagram is very appealing.
Setup The first thing you'll need to do after installing OKDoThis is set up an account. The account creation process is a breeze if you have either a Facebook or … Read more
Facebook is tops among mobile users, at least based on the results of a recent survey.
In a report released Wednesday, research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners asked mobile phone users for the names of the three apps they use most frequently. Facebook scored the top spot, ranked by 45 percent of those polled. Twitter came in second at 13 percent, followed by Candy Crush at 11 percent.
"Facebook just dominates mobile phones, in terms of most frequent use, not just downloads," CIRP partner and co-founder Mike Levin said in a statement. "For most other apps, including … Read more
Facebook is great for extroverted folks who want to broadcast their thoughts and photos to a lot of people. A new service called Bokeh, though, is geared for those who want something closer to a private journal -- though not too close.
Michael Zhang and Mike Zupan just launched Bokeh on Tuesday, offering the inevitable iOS app with an online site where people can store photos and thoughts. It's a spinoff from PetaPixel, the photography blog Zhang founded and of which he's now editor in chief.
Twitter users are young and LinkedIn users are a bit older, according to new data from JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth.
In an analyst note sent Monday to All Things Digital, Anmuth showed that while Twitter has users across every age spectrum, its core group in the US is made up of those between the ages of 13 and 44. Twitter's biggest age group is between the ages of 25 and 34, but it has a sizable contingent -- 10.1 percent -- of those between the ages of 13 and 17. Its 18 to 24 age bracket makes up … Read more
If this whole social-media thing continues like it's been going for the past decade, we could be transformed into sexless robots in the next 50 years.
At least, that's the very non-scientific prediction I arrive at after cherry-picking one particularly disturbing data point from the most recent National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. The survey, which is conducted in the UK just once a decade, is led by the University College London in partnership with researchers from the National Centre for Social Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. … Read more
Very small # customers saw slower data recently and only when downloading very large files. Minor software issue; Fix going in place today— John Legere (@JohnLegere) November 26, 2013
T-Mobile customers in the US were affected by a "minor software issue" that caused slow network speeds, the company's CEO confirmed.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday that a "very small number of customers saw slower data recently and only when downloading very large files." Legere said that the issue had been identified and a fix put into effect on Tuesday.
Although … Read more
The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to dial up an Internet update to the nation's telephone system.
New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday that the commission will begin a "diverse set of experiments" next year aimed at replacing the telephone system's traditional phone lines with networks that are based on Internet Protocol. While many consumers already make phone calls on the Internet using voice over IP, which transmits large amounts of data in packet form, much of the nation's telephone infrastructure still employs less-efficient analog technology.
Wheeler, who won Senate confirmation as the … Read more
Twitter users no longer can send direct messages to those folks who don't follow them.
The folks over at The Next Web and some Twitter users have found that the check box under user settings that allowed them to receive direct messages from those they don't follow has been removed. The change essentially turns Twitter back to its old functionality, which required that a direct-message recipient be following the sender for it to be successfully transmitted.Twitter made waves last month after testing out the feature. It was historically unavailable for fear of certain popular users, like celebrities, … Read more
Wish your hometown had network-enabled streetlights? A company called Silver Spring Networks does, and Tuesday it unveiled a service designed to make the technology and other networked infrastructure more affordable.
Municipalities that want to network things like traffic lights, parking meters, natural-gas pipe monitors, water-main flow gauges, and public transit status boards now can subscribe to a service under which Silver Spring Networks installs and maintains the network. The option expands the company's business from selling technology to selling a service; that means cities can buy the service with steady payments, rather than a large investment up front to … Read more