It's a shame that more app developers don't code with the iPad's big screen in mind, especially when the app in question revolves around photographs. Instagram has been around for nearly two years now and there's still no native iPad or universal form of the app. With all that screen real estate, it's a shame to have to run the iPhone version embiggened, trapped in portrait mode, just to see pictures of our friends' adorable offspring or recent meals.
Luckily, a bevy of third-party apps are available that offer a bit of a twist on the old iPhone photo sharing app. Here's a look at several such apps that are all grown up for the big screen.
It seems like only yesterday that May turned to June and we all looked ahead to big events from Apple, Microsoft and Google. Now we're in the last week of June and only one remains: Google I/O, which kicks off on Wednesday and is likely to unleash the next version of Android running on a Nexus-branded tablet. But there's plenty to catch up on before then, so let's dive headfirst into the news for this manic Monday, June 25, 2012.
Still longing for speed dial on your iPhone after all these years? Although Launch Center Pro can do far more than that for power users, the app is also the best way to initiate contact with loved ones with ninja-like precision.
While there’s no shortage of photo apps on the App Store for turning your images into a thing of beauty, few companies do it as well as Tiffen, a leader in photographic filters -- and the latest versions of their iOS apps are now more social as well.
Laugh if you want, but we love Jamba Juice. We also happen to rather like PayPal, which makes it easy to spend the money we make selling our old junk on eBay that would be otherwise cluttering the house. So it would seem that being able to buy our Peach Pleasure or Strawberries Forever smoothies at Jamba Juice with our PayPal account would be a match made in heaven -- assuming there was one near us, which there is sadly not. But for those who do, enjoy! We hate you. (Just kidding!) Here’s what else is happening for this Thursday, May 24, 2012.
If you haven't yet gathered, we here at Mac|Life love Instagram. These days, it's pretty much exclusively how we take pictures--even when we're posting to Facebook and Flickr. But, despite how beautiful our photos look on our screens, we sometimes yearn for something a little more tangible. So, we print them. Luckily there are more than a just few services to print our Instagram photos. Here's how you too can print your Instagrams and turn them into beautiful works of art.
Seems like everyone has some big game or app news today, so with today being a rather slow news day anyway, today’s recap is all about apps and games -- but we couldn’t help but slip one app-related news story into the mix that should make Instagram fans chuckle. Can you spot it among the rest of the day’s news for Thursday, April 19, 2012?
Despite Facebook's massive buyout and its rollout onto Android, we love Instagram. It's a fun blend of simple photography and social networking. But that doesn't mean there aren't some worthy alternatives to our favorite photo sharing service. While we can't see ourselves leaving Instagram anytime soon (none of these apps feature editing tools or filters, for instance), there are four social photo-sharing services worth checking out in the App Store.
Two great tastes that taste great together? That remains to be seen, but like it or not, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his Timeline on Monday to announce the social network’s acquisition of Instagram, which is said to be a $1 billion cash and shares deal.