As with most image-editing apps, Afterlight lets you snap a shot or load one from your Camera Roll or photo stream. In settings, you can tweak such things as starting the app in camera mode, saving the original image, and autofinalizing filters and textures, which means you won't have to confirm the use of a filter or texture each time you choose one and move to … Read more
If there's a technology out there that users love, there's probably a company that doesn't want it integrated with their own services.
This week, Google admitted that it had deliberately blocked some of the functionality of Microsoft's latest attempt at a native YouTube app for Windows Phone. Google chalked up its decision to a determination that Microsoft had violated YouTube's terms of service, even after the two companies tried working together on a version of the app based on HTML5.
Sounds familiar? It should. The history of the technology industry is littered with examples of … Read more
Japanese photographer Keisuke Jinushi appears to have a doting girlfriend. Check his Instagram stream and you'll see her manicured hand feeding him snacks in a cafe, wiping jam off his lips, and pinching his cheeks. Aw, young love. There's a good reason you never see the rest of this mystery lady. His girlfriend is just his right hand.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Japanese photographer shows how to pretend you have a girlfriend on Instagram.
- "Spreadsheets" app gamifies your sexual experiences.
- Scum of the earth: Hackers overtake baby monitor camera, "shouts abuse" at baby.
- Would you buy a 'Useless plastic box'? Mysterious item appears in L.A. stores.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- What to Google to get the government to show up at your house.
- Science says posting food photos on Instagram makes it tastier.
- Groupon is definitely the strangest place you can buy the new Ciara album.
- Check out samples from ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's album "Hardly Workin'."
Just ask my 2-year-old and 5-year-old who can frequently be found running around our house in nothing but their underwear. The tricky part for parents is making sure that their sense of privacy has kicked in by the time they do log on to social networks for the first time.
Moms and Dads can't assume teens know what they should and shouldn't share online. And just because children meet the … Read more
Instagram has apparently issued a reprieve of sorts to third-party Windows Phone apps using its API.
Instagram, which doesn't work with Windows Phone 8, recently made alterations that resulted in customers of third-party apps being unable to upload pictures to the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service. While Instagram was immediately suspected of singling out the third-party apps, the company issued a statement Tuesday indicating that it recently made changes to its spam filters to increase security.
InstaPicCollage is one of the better designed collage making tools on the App Store that has Instagram compatibility. While not a perfect app, it is easy to navigate, loaded with features to customize your collage, and the resulting images look good and integrate directly with your social accounts in a streamlined process.
After installation, you can start creating your collage right away. The blank screen that loads can be filled with as many images as you want. Simply tap the camera button and you can take new images or load them from your library. Every element you add can be … Read more
Instagram's native application doesn't work with Windows Phone 8. And if a new report is true, it appears Instagram wants no part in allowing other app providers to use its private API to create their own alternative.
Speaking to The Verge in an interview published on Tuesday, Daniel Gary, the creator of Instance, a third-party Windows Phone app, says that Instagram has stopped allowing his app's customers from uploading pictures to the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service.
According to Gary, he used Instagram's private API to reverse engineer the uploading process and allow Windows Phone users to snap … Read more
Social networks affect us in interesting ways. They can connect us with almost anyone in the world, bridge thousand-mile gaps between family and friends, and quickly mobilize communities around causes. But they can also fuel negative emotions tied to the inevitable comparisons we draw between ourselves and others.
In fact, there's a mountain of evidence, often controversial and frequently debated, built around the notion that loneliness and envy are key players in our social network use (PDF) -- as both the catalysts for more aggressive and obsessive sharing and as the foundations for truly dysfunctional relationships with our digital … Read more