Posts tagged with: instagram
  • by | June 20, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Instagram Video, and what this means to the few that actually use Twitter's Vine service. NVIDIA is next as the company is shaving-off some money from the price-tag of their NVIDIA Shield. Liquid Cooling is next as both Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced projects that will allow future iPhones and Samsung Galaxies to offer this technology. Microsoft and Nokia make the headlines next since rumors had them working on a Nokia buy-out weeks ago. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Premiere event and all the Galaxy and ATIV ...

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  • by | June 20, 2013 8:13 PM

    You know, when Twitter launched Vine a couple of months ago, I think I was on the list of people that registered first. I mean hey, I do videos for a living right? It's only the common thing that I search for even more ways to be able to interact with everyone through a social video tool. The funny thing about it though is that regardless of how fast I registered for the service, I've yet to build my first Vine video. As I skimmed through the service, I began noticing a ton of the caveats that made me forget about its existence just a couple of days later, and no, the unsolicited porn ...

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  • by | June 20, 2013 1:41 PM

    A little earlier this week we heard a rumor that Facebook might use the event it's hosting today in order to announce a new feature for Instagram, which would move beyond supporting only still pictures and start allowing users to post short video clips – just like Vine has enabled Twitter users to do. Sure enough, that theory has turned out to be right on the money, and today Facebook revealed the new version of Instagram, now video-enabled. So, how isn't this Vine? Well, while Vine's insistence on brevity limits clips to six seconds, Instagram is more-than-doubling that out to fifteen. ...

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  • by | June 17, 2013 9:33 AM

    Twitter's Vine has found itself becoming one of the bigger hits of 2013, and after iOS users getting all the fun of posting their short clips online for months, there's now an Android Vine release to get even more users in on the action. Despite the good times so far, Vine may have a bit of a fight in store for it, as some rumors suggest that Facebook is nearly ready to announce a big new feature for Instagram, bringing the same sort of short video support to the app. What we do know for sure is that Facebook has an event coming up this Thursday, where it's expected to announce a new ...

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  • by | June 14, 2013 6:51 PM

    Not sure if you remember, but we've talked about Instagram around these parts before. We've gave you a guided tour of the photo-sharing app when it first came to Android last Spring, and the relative merit of the app has been disputed more times on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast than is probably necessary. But regardless of your personal feelings about the social photography title (looking at you here Taylor Martin), you'd have a hard time arguing that it's not a significant force in mobile. Instagram currently boasts 100 million active users posting 40 million photos per day - photos that ...

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  • by | June 6, 2013 6:54 PM

    What's the deal with Instagram on Windows Phone? We've been hoping to see this app arrive for what feels like ages, and while we've seen the arrival of some workable substitutes, we'd really love to avoid yet another off-brand WP app experience and have a full-on, official solution. Nokia's been busy campaigning with its #2InstaWithLove app, and today we get word that a proper Instagram client could actually soon be on its way to the platform, with rumors suggesting a launch this month. The details are a little unclear, but the release date is supposed to fall on a Wednesday in June, with ...

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  • by | March 6, 2013 4:36 PM

    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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  • by | January 21, 2013 11:03 AM

    Why is it so hard to love Windows Phone 8 for some of us? I mean seriously, there's really nothing wrong with the operating system as it is. If you watch any of our comparison videos, you’ll notice how obsessed we are with the speed at which a device opens a folder or loads an app, and Windows Phone is champ in that department. It's fast, it's fluid, it's well organized, and it looks very different to anything else that the market has to offer. I've been the type of guy that has always prided himself of not doing what everybody else does, so Windows Phone should fit right into my desire ...

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  • by | December 28, 2012 3:19 PM

    I recently introduced my mother, a self-professed luddite, to the social photo-sharing app Instagram. It was a magical experience. In less than fifteen minutes, my mother was using faux HDR to bring out the midtones in her photos, slapping some frames on them, and sharing them across her just-created Instagram friends list (populated with many more Facebook-sourced names than either of us expected). None of the recent controversy surrounding Instagram's new terms of service mattered to my mom in this new world of photo-sharing, her first encounter with such a single-purpose social app. Its ...

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  • by | December 3, 2012 2:33 PM

    Instagram may have come to Android earlier this year, but the popular photo app got its start and made a name for itself on iOS devices. Unfortunately for those iOS users, though, it turns out the app has a security hole that has the potential to let an attacker take some control over your Instagram account, including the ability to delete your pics. The problem has to do with how the app authenticates itself with Instagram's servers. While some actions require an encrypted connection, rendering them secure, other times the app uses an unencrypted cookie to confirm your account info with ...

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  • by | November 29, 2012 3:17 PM

    On Tuesday, I wrote a piece detailing three features the Nokia Lumia 920's camera needs right now in order to reach feature-parity with its contemporaries on Android and iOS. Preparing for that editorial naturally meant spending a lot of time with the Lumia 920's viewfinder software, which does a good job blending the sleek minimalism of Windows Phone's Modern UI with Nokia's rich set of camera customizations. Probably my favorite of those customizations -available on all Windows Phones but better-stocked on Nokia Lumia devices- is the Lenses feature, which fills the viewfinder screen ...

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  • by | September 24, 2012 8:01 AM

    The new iPhone is here. That means mapping controversies, availability complaints, and general mayhem will dominate the docket for the next few weeks. It also means that a whole bunch of new smartphone users, that small chunk of the iPhone 5 userbase upgrading from a feature phone, will be adapting to their new devices for a little while, shedding the habits of the dumbphone world as they enter a bright new phase of their lives. That's not confined to iOS users, either. As we mentioned last week on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, it's been quite a month; new hardware is raining down on us ...

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  • by | August 8, 2012 11:10 AM

    Like any kid who grew up with an abundance of time, books, and VHS movies, I like quoting things. From face-to-face interactions to phone calls to muttering to myself as I do dishes, about 1% to 2% of my daily vocal output is comprised of out-of-context quotes from a brain chock-full of memorable snippets. That ratio expands to about 10% on the internet; half of my time on Twitter is spent sharing senseless quotes, the symptom of a lifetime spent watching too much Star Trek and Growing Pains. Think I'm weird? You're right- but I'm not alone. Surely you've noticed the propensity of your ...

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  • by | July 6, 2012 4:28 PM

    We've talked time and time again about how Android's principal problem on tablets is apps. In short: there aren't any. Well, that's not true. In fact, almost any app available in the Android Market (ahem, Google Play Store) can be downloaded and run on a tablet. That's somewhere in the neighborhood of a half-million applications you can install and run on your Android tablet. That's awesome. Problem is, they're not very good. If you don't own an Android tablet, allow me to explain. The issue is really one of design: though app functionality is duplicated almost perfectly on the tablet ...

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  • by | May 24, 2012 6:28 PM

    So Facebook just did something funny. No, this has nothing to do with its strangely-fumbled IPO, or yet another revision of its privacy policies. This is about an app called Facebook Camera. Facebook's no stranger to multiple apps -there's a dedicated app for messaging on Android phones, for example- so the fractured approach it's taking to feature offerings isn't what I'm talking about here. Considering the rather cumbersome implementation of photo-sharing features in the Facebook iOS app, it makes perfect sense that the company would release a dedicated application just for image ...

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