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Women Accidentally Adopt Polar Bears In #nomakeupselfie Campaign
During the #nomakeupselfie campaign that was set up in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK, women have been inadvertently adopting polar bears. The mistake occured when some generous donators’ smartphones auto-corrected the word ‘BEAT’ to ‘BEAR’, resulting in the message being sent to the World Wildlife Fund... Read more
LG Pocket Photo2 Announced
Lots of people may not have known that LG had a Pocket Photo Printer; in fact you may be one of those people.  I like to think I m not too far behind things when it comes to the latest tech, but I hate to admit it, I had... Read more
Instagram Wants To “Share A Moment With You” On Thursday
Invitations have been sent out to an event held by Instagram next week in New York City. The invitation for the event, which will be hosted by CEO Kevin Systrom and his team, requested that the guests “share a moment”. There are no details as to what Instagram is... Read more
Instagram Finally Released On Windows Phone
Is it worth the wait? After all, it has been a long time coming but¬†Instagram¬†has finally released a native app for¬†Windows Phone. The long suffering of you out there that use Windows phones (sorry I’m an iPhone man myself), will finally be able to share pictures in new and... Read more
Snapchat Refuses Facebook’s $3 Billion Offer
Latest reports say that the owners of the ever so popular photo messaging service Snapchat, have refused an acquisition offer from the social media giant Facebook.  This offer would no doubt have turned Evan Spiegel and his colleagues into extremely wealthy people. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close... Read more
Instagram Blocks Images Selling Drugs
The photo sharing social network Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has blocked searches for certain terms that are associated with the suspected selling of illegal drugs. As a result of an investigation, journalists found that there were many pictures and videos that had been posted of narcotics, which... Read more
Qualcomm & Sandisk Support Plan To Unlock World’s Videos
There has been a boom in the number of mobile apps that allow users to shoot, edit and then share their videos. With the release of video for Instagram came a number of new social video apps, one of which was Magisto, who created an app that was designed... Read more
Instagrille Reborn As Pixsta
Do you remember way back in 1990 when the chocolate bar Marathon was renamed Snickers?  Marathon was renamed after the manufacturer, Mars, decided to scrap the British brand and bring it into line with its global operation.  Underneath the packaging everything about the tasty treat remained the same. Third-party... Read more
Instagram Starts Showing In-Feed Video/Image Ads
I have said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again: “In the end, it all comes down to money”.¬† That is really a fundamental truth and it has not taken that long for Instagram to jump on the bandwagon. Instagram is getting the advertisement makeover and it‚Äôs... Read more
Ads Could Be Appearing On Instagram Within The Next Year
Instagram has revealed it now has more than 150 million people visiting its site every month and that more than 60 percent of users are from outside the United States. It seems that in view of such results, Facebook are ready to to see a return on its investment... Read more
Instagram Now On Windows Phone – Well, Kinda
How many Windows Phone users do you know for real? I think I’ve said this before, and I can count them on one hand. That’s not to say that Windows Phone may not have its merits, but one thing we know is that there is a good number of... Read more
Is Instagram Video Going To Kill Vine?
So everyone who said that the Facebook event was going to be all about Instagram video was right. The “big idea” from a “small team” indeed turned out to be video sharing via what used to be a photo-only platform. And yes, the filters are there. Of course, this... Read more
Now You Can Share Videos On Instagram
In a press event yesterday, the popular photo sharing app Instagram, announced the release of their new feature “Video on Instagram”. It’s not a huge surprise after all the recent speculation as to what the event was about. Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, said in his speech that “the... Read more
Facebook Event is All About Video Instagram
Last week, Facebook incited talk when it sent out “real” invitations to a “big idea” event. The invite¬†reads: “A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product.” Small team. Big idea. Coffee. New product. That sounds like a... Read more
Android Users Now Dominate Instagram
A little more than a year ago, Instagram was released for Android. Prior to that release, the photo app was the sole domain of filter-happy iPhone users. I could be wrong, but I think that many an iOS hipster was not happy that the audience base for Instagram suddenly... Read more
No Native Instagram App for BlackBerry Users
Not too long ago, Blackberry was put on the soon-to-be-deadpooled list of many tech experts, but this company has the tenacity of a an old boxer who wants to keep the championship belt in his corner. End January, Blackberry went the celebrity endorser route by naming Alicia Keys as... Read more
InstaThis: For Your Instagram Photos On Wood Or Acrylic
What do you do with all those Instagram photos that you upload? Digital photography sure has changed our habits drastically, but it does not mean that photo prints are out of the picture. In fact, photo printing services continue to enjoy good business, simply because we still tend to... Read more
Instagram Alternatives
Instagram has been on one heck of a roller coaster ride in the past year, with rumors, acquisition, expansion, and most recently, the ruckus about its TOS. Once discovered, it was only a short time before the Internet rose up en masse to bash the popular photo sharing platform.... Read more