January 26, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - Courtney Love was scurrying out the door of Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge, a pop-up swag suite coinciding with this week's Sundance Film Festival, a goodie bag heaving with free jewelry and spa treatments firmly in hand. Inside, pop singer/reality TV star Ashlee Simpson, along with former “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” star Kevin Sorbo were halfway through their respective gifting tours. The two listened intently as a publicist described the unique benefits of a facial moisturizer with essential oils extracted from a swamp in Austria.
September 18, 2013 |
Apple's iOS 7 is coming Wednesday, and with it, a whole lot of new features. Listed here are 10 of the most useful features on the latest version of Apple's new mobile operating system. You'll want to test these out after you download and install iOS 7. The free download is available for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and the iPad 2, as well as the third-and-fourth generation iPad and the iPad mini. The latest generation iPod Touch can also be updated with the iOS 7. Control Center With iOS 7, users can swipe up on the touch screen to bring up the Control Center, with which users can adjust their screen brightness, go into Airplane mode and even turn on their iPhone's flash so the device can be used like a flashlight.
July 10, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Good news for skateboarding dogs everywhere: You can now embed Instagram videos and photos across the Web. Last month when Instagram launched video to compete with Twitter's Vine, there was a collective groan. It lacked a key feature: the ability to embed videos elsewhere on the Web. So, just to make their visual moments much more visible, crafty people came up with all kinds of complicated workarounds that were not supported by Instagram and could, of course, break at any time.
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October 11, 2013 |
A Bay Area high school has suspended 10 students who shared an Instagram photo tagged with derogatory comments that appeared to show the principal restraining a girl in a chokehold during an on-campus brawl. Todd Whitmire, principal of Pittsburg High School, told the Contra Costa Times it wasn't the act of posting the photo that led to the suspensions, but rather the comments that were posted, which he said amounts to cyberbullying via the social network. "It was the reposting, the retweeting, and keeping it alive and assigning negative comments to it and creating a hostile environment" for the girl, he told the paper of the posts that followed an alleged fight between her and another student last week.
April 9, 2012 |
Maybe Instagram needs a better filter for how it announces its deals. Its user base seems to have a twitchy reaction with every announcement. Last week, it was the end of the world as they knew it for iPhone users, who had the Instagram universe all to themselves until Android users were given the keys. It seemed a photo joust might have been in order. And now Facebook has announced it's buying the super popular photo-sharing app and social network for $1 billion. As @HmSeb put it on Twitter, Instagram is in a relationship now, and it's complicated.
April 10, 2012 |
And on the sixth day, there were more than 5 million downloads of Instagram for Android. That's right, in just six days, the free photo-sharing app has registered 5 million to 10 million downloads on the Google Play site . The same milestone took about six months for the iPhone app to reach. Of course, the Instagram community had been nascent in the early days of the iPhone app, whereas now it is established and robust. So robust that Facebook had to snap it up for $1 billion.
February 26, 2013 |
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing social network purchased by Facebook last year, has reached a milestone important for any social network: 100 million monthly active users. The mobile app, which has recently begun expanding its Web presence , announced the news Tuesday by uploading a photo to the social network. "Today, we're excited to announce that there are currently 100,000,000 active users on Instagram," a caption for a photo of the Instagram team says. "You read that number right -- one hundred million people use Instagram every month!"
April 4, 2012 |
Do you have Instagram? Well, pick a team -- #TeamAndroid or #TeamiPhone ? Now that Instagram has launched its Android app, many iPhone app users with a not-in-my-backyard approach are crying, "There goes the neighborhood!" Can you blame them? For the past year and a half, iPhone users have graduated through the stages of development with Instagram. First, you shoot and share everything you see -- food and pets, mostly -- but without any discipline. Eventually, you develop an eye, a style, a flair, if you will.
June 20, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Can Instagram be to video what it is to photographs? Facebook is counting on it. The giant social network is expected to announce Thursday that its popular photo-sharing app Instagram is adding video. Instagram, which has more than 100 million users, will offer users the ability to shoot and share short videos in an effort to tap into the growing popularity of mobile video, according to media reports. Facebook has scheduled a news conference at its headquarters here Thursday morning.
December 18, 2012 |
Instagram is dealing with major backlash after announcing terms of service changes that say the social network may let companies pay to use your photos in their advertisements. Numerous users, including many photographers, have announced their plans to stop using or leave the Facebook-owned social network. Notably and quite embarrassingly, Noah Kalina, the photographer who shot Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's wedding this year, said he'll be leaving the service if Instagram doesn't change the new terms of service.