With the debut of Apple's iPhone 5 and its new bigger 4-inch screen, developers had to madly rush to redesign their apps to fit the device. Instagram announced today that its app is now ready for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
"Instagram version 3.1 is available in the App Store!" the photo sharing app wrote in a tweet. "Updates for iOS 6, iPhone 5, and more. Android 3.1 coming soon."
Google has acquired the company behind popular iOS photo-sharing app Snapseed, the companies announced today.
Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of engineering, posted the news about acquiring Snapseed creator Nik Software to his Google+ account. The app allows users to edit photos and add filters as well as share them on Facebook, Flickr or via email -- similar to Facebook's recently acquired Instagram app.
"We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone," he wrote, adding that Google+ now has 400,000,000 users since it launched a year ago. … Read more
I just learned that my 12-year-old daughter is an app scofflaw. So, in fact, are the hordes of her fellow tween-agers -- kept off Facebook by their well-intended parents -- who have turned to Instagram as a seemingly innocuous social-network workaround.
As it turns out, just like Facebook, you technically have to be 13 to have an Instagram account. And, just like Facebook, Instagram is more or less a social network, dark sides included. Kids post photos, their followers comment... and then those not invited to said birthday party or shopping excursion get hurt feelings.
Many of us adults discovered … Read more
With Facebook's purchase of Instagram officially closed, the social network giant welcomed the photo-network's community today.
In the message, the two companies promised that "Instagram isn't going anywhere" and said they would work to improve the app for the community, which has shared over 5 billion photos over the network so far.
"As we said from the beginning, we are committed to building and growing Instagram independently," Facebook's Mike Schroepfer wrote in the message. "Instagram will continue to serve its community, and we will help Instagram continue to grow by using … Read more
Congrats to Melvin A. of Palm Coast, Fla., for winning a Tokyoflash Kisai Upload wristwatch in last week's giveaway. Into Instagram? Then you'll be into this week's prize. The winner gets two Instagram photos printed on canvas by CanvasPop.
CanvasPop's Instagram printing service creates gallery-quality photos you can hang on your wall. If you're anything like the Crave readers who submitted their amazing Instagram shots for our gallery series last year, you've done some Instagramming that deserves to be shown off. The winner of this week's giveaway gets two 20x20-inch prints of their … Read more
Raise your hand if you think Instagram makes it almost too easy to share your photos. The hand without the phone! Too late: snapped, sent, and shared. All that remains is for millions of friends to download it. That could happen more easily than you'd think if they have Free Instagram Downloader from iWesoft. This free app makes it easy to download snapshots and other images shared on Instagram. All you need is the user's name.
We installed and opened Free Instagram Downloader, which has a simple and attractive interface that features an Office-style ribbon toolbar with three … Read more
Facebook has been officially cleared to start issuing stock for the Instagram acquisition.
A fairness hearing, the last hurdle for Facebook before it could move forward with its Instagram deal, concluded today with the expected approval, a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed.
No other details were released.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement last week that it had concluded its investigation. Today's fairness hearing allows Facebook to bypass federal registration, which can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Instagram acquisition was once valued at $1 billion in cash and stock. With Facebook's stock price at $19 … Read more
iPhone users are always looking for ways to show off their photos and make them look fancier than they really are. Whether it's through Instagram, Hipstamatic, or one of the various frame apps. Well, I have a new app for you to try. It's an app trying to make it easy for iPhone users to create a collage in a matter of minutes.
Mixel (free)Apple iPhone 4S - 16GB - white (Verizon Wireless), a recent addition to the App Store, allows you to quickly make a collage out of photos stored on your iPhone, or imported photos … Read more
Once-hot digital photo frames are now relegated to the holiday gift sales section at department stores. But the digital frame may be about to get its groove back thanks to Instacube, an Instagram-specific display.
The bigger-is-better concept is alive and well with this Kickstarter project. The squared-off Instacube streams your Instagram photo feed in a much larger format than you can view on your little smartphone screen.… Read more