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:

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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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