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CNET Update: Twitter takes on Instagram with filters

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CNET Update: Twitter takes on Instagram with filters

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

-Let technology rock to you this year. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET Update. It's the time of year when we look back at the most influential technology over the past year. From new stories, trends, gadgets, and people, CNET has published a list of the top 100. Those of you that keep with your daily episodes of update are on top of it all. So, care to take a guess of what the top tech story was or how about the biggest technology shake up to come out in 2012. I have more in that a minute, but first, an update to the photo filter fight going on right now between Twitter and Instagram. Twitter just added the ability to crop photos and add special effects right from the app. Twitter and Instagram both want to be your one-stop shop for all your photo sharing needs, and to compete, Instagram also pushed out an update that added another filter and more camera options. So, if you're going photo happy this holiday, here is what you need to remember. Twitter's perk is that you can see a preview of how your photo looks in all filters on one screen. Instagram has more filter choices and the ability to share with Twitter and Facebook at once, and there's more Twitter news. The new profile layout is rolling out to every user on Wednesday. That means everyone on Twitter is getting header photos. It's similar to Facebook where you have this larger photo right behind your main icon. If you don't add one, your icon will just be setting on this gray box, so start thinking of photo ideas now. On Xbox users, several new apps are rolling out this week including a CNET app where you can catch this show and other videos. There's also a SkyDrive app that brings your photos and videos safe in the cloud to your TV. So, back to the CNET 100. What was the top news story that rocked the tech world? The patent trials between Apple and Samsung. The court found that Samsung did impinge on Apple's patents leading Samsung to pay more than a billion dollars in damages and a possible sales ban on a number of devices. That's gonna make it harder for others inspired by Apple's designs. The biggest technology though went to Windows 8, love it or hate it, having a completely different interface and a normally predictable Windows world was an evolution that's shaking up the laptop and tablet world because everyone got these new touchscreen hybrids. The Samsung Galaxy S3 ranked higher on the list than the iPhone 5. It was close, but the S3 knocked the iPhone off its pedestal. It's a truly global phone on nearly every carrier, and it became the android hero in this divided market, but you can judge the full list yourself at cnet.com/cnet100, and that's your tech news update. You can find links to all these stories I mentioned on the blog, cnet.com/update from our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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