Twitter takes on Instagram with filters

Twitter adds photo-editing tools to compete with Instagram, Xbox gets new apps, and CNET ranks the top 100 tech stories of 2012.

Tuesday's CNET Update has no filter:


The CNET 100 has arrived. We've complied 100 of the most influential technology stories, trends, gadgets and people of 2012. A few may surprise you: we ranked the Galaxy S III ahead of the iPhone 5.

Also in today's news roundup:

- Twitter added photo filters in it's latest move against Instagram. But Instagram also updated its app with new camera options.

- Twitter's new profiles will roll out to every user on Wednesday. So if you don't already have a header photo, your icon will just sit behind a gray box. Here's a quick how-to for changing your Twitter header photo.

- Xbox is adding several new apps, including an app for CNET videos. Now you can catch up with CNET Update on your Xbox. Microsoft also added an app for SkyDrive, to pull in photos and videos saved on the cloud service.

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