Well hello there, Instagram with video! Seems like only yesterday we were ruminating about your very existence, and Facebook certainly didn't disappoint with its Vine competitor at Thursday's media event. But it was also a day of other introductions, such as the new drag-and-drop cloud sharing service Cloudup, and the departure of a beloved way to get music lyrics from most anywhere. Get caught up on all the news in our Friday recap!
The acquisition of Tumblr wasn't the only big news Yahoo! had to share with the tech world on Monday, unveiling an all-new Flickr experience at an event in New York City that definitely got everyone's attention.
People say to us all the time, "Why are you always playing on your phone?" Ha! Joke's on them, because our phone isn't just a pocket arcade. We're blogging, making music, scheduling doctor's appointments, taking notes on our screenplay, digging deep in cloud storage or on our home computers for work files, and tons of other things. If you're productivity-obsessed like we are, then you'll love this week's batch of price cuts that turn your iPhone or iPad into a tool for getting things done.
Apple's Photo Stream is great, but what about all of those photos lurking inside iPhoto or Aperture on your computer? Picturelife can push them to the cloud, and add images from almost everywhere else, too.
While there are plenty of options for cloud storage these days -- SkyDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud to name a few -- Dropbox is still a great, efficient option. Today, the Dropbox desktop client gets an update, changing how we interact with our online data within the Mac OS X menu bar.