There's still no official native iPad version, but the folks at Yahoo! today unveiled a significant update to the Flickr iPhone app, which takes direct aim at Instagram with tons of new filters and gives away pro editing features.
If you're using a third-party Instagram-connected app that uses either "Insta" or "Gram" in its name, that's likely to change in the weeks ahead as the Facebook-owned photo sharing service begins cracking down harder on copycats.
Online photo service Shutterfly has always been a great place to order prints or create photo gifts, but the company is gradually moving to mobile devices, including a new iPad app for creating photo books.
Instagram just keeps getting better under Facebook's direction. Not long after its purchase of the popular social photography app, it announced that it was bringing 15-second videos to compete with Vine, and according to a blog post today, it's now making the service even better. With the upcoming Patch 4.1, users will now be able to import videos to Instagram from the camera roll and edit them down to 15 seconds though the app itself.
Today during Facebook's earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the fears expressed by many users when the social-networking behemoth acquired Instagram--ads will eventually be coming to the popular photo sharing service. It was bound to happen at some point (even if Zuckerberg and his billion-dollar check hadn't showed up), as Instagram hasn't generated any revenue for years.
Rub the long weekend of sleeping in out of your eyes, folks -- it's time to get back to business with a post-holiday recap for our American readers. While the four-day weekend was relatively quiet on the tech front, there were still enough stories brewing for us to scoop up a handful and serve them up to you on this fine Monday, so let's get started as we put the first full week of July behind us...
Some names you don't immediately associate with Apple news this week, Microsoft and Walmart, are making some headlines for their offerings. Plus a little history is made and Apple chimes in on that. And Facebook looking, rather late, to jump in on the news and RSS game, now that Google Reader is set to bow out. That and more, as always, below the fold.
From the very first version, Instagram became a fixture on our home screen and throughout our days, and in the nearly three years since, we've used it constantly to share a small window into our daily lives – and peer into those of our pals, as well. Vine essentially used the Instagram template to deliver a similar social sharing experience with video earlier this year, but with the new 4.0 release, Instagram one-ups its biggest competitor by adding its own video-sharing ability, with many additional features giving it a notable advantage.
Well, it's official. Now that we're in our post-WWDC phase let the rumor mill begin. Leaked iPhone 5S shots, new case specs, carrier updates, stock invoices showing new handsets coming in new configurations before getting pulled, the whole enchilada. Well, we've got some of that action for you, plus a round up of other hot little news tidbits, all in one tidy package just waiting for you. Roll film!
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!