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Instagram-Twitter feud fudges photos: CNET Update

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CNET Update: Instagram-Twitter feud fudges photos

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Newly limited Twitter support means Instagram photos are cut off on Twitter's mobile app; iPhone 5S rumors have begun; and Netflix makes a major deal with Disney.

Watch where you crap that photo. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update. There's drama brewing between Instagram and Twitter. The 2 companies are competing for your attention and a recent change is causing some Instagram photos shared on Twitter to appear cropped. Instagram suddenly stopped supporting the photo preview feature in Twitter. It's called Twitter cards. And when you pulled up someone's tweet, you could see a photo already nicely loaded on the page. It still looks fine if you're on desk top website, but tweets on the mobile app are showing photos cropped. This has created a bad news or experience because not only do you see a cut-off photo, but you have to take another step to click the Instagram link to see the full photo. Of course, Instagram wants those clicks now that it's building its web presence. Sure, it's all part of business, but I hope you understand that this drama is just noise and pushes away users and I hope you're sitting down because get ready for this. We already have rumors about the next iPhone. I know the iPhone 5 just came out in September, but a French website is posting what appears to be linked images of iPhone 5S parts. The outside looks the same, but oh my gosh the screws inside are in different places. What could it mean? Netflix just made a huge movie deal with Disney. In 3 years, Netflix will be the only U.S. subscription TV service to show Disney-owned movies. This is the first time Netflix has made a deal with a major Hollywood studio and Netflix has struggled to get quality movies in its lineup. Most movies won't be on the service until 2016, but they cut a deal to get some older titles on there right now like Dumbo, Pocahontas, and Alice in Wonderland. Amazon just launched a new children's service on the Kindle tablet. It's called Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. That gives kids access to a wide library of books, games, apps and videos, but parents will have to pay a monthly fee. Prime members can get it for $3 a month for 1 child and non-prime members, the cost starts at $5 a month. It's aim for kids between 3 and 8 years old for those of you with a Sono's Speaker System in an iPhone or iPad. Sono's updated its app for iOS 6 to stream music saved on your Apple device. It's kind of like airplay. And there's a new feature coming to the Wii U, Google's Street View. Users will be able to panorama map by holding up the game pad controller and moving around. It will be available as a free download in the Wii U e-shops starting in January, but after March it won't be free to download. That's your tech news update, you could find links to all of these stories on the blogcnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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