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Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s a statement the company: We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, …

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Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The death will happen first on Android and then soon after on the web and iOS. Google unveiled its new Google …

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Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

Google Glass Picture Taking Could Get Even Dweebier

If you thought you looked cool wearing Google Glass before, wait till you see this. Google has been awarded a patent that allows “a computing device, such as a head-mountable device (HMD), to capture and process images in response to a user placing their hands in, and then withdrawing their hands from, a frame formation” In other words, Google wants …

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White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not only that, but it’s now encouraging people to do so and to share the photos across social media using the …

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Google Unveils Its New Photos App At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and videos. As with the existing app, photos are automatically backed up and synced. “And when we say a lifetime of …

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Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+ hasn’t been the most successful venture in the company’s history, to say the least. More evidence of that comes today, …

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Facebook Doesn’t Own Your Photos, But Someone There Thought It Might

Here’s an interesting story of a Facebook rep not quite understanding the company’s policies (or understanding them perfectly … muahahahaha). After months of issues, while once again trying to get the Facebook page for her website restored, the blogger behind online photo theft-tracking site Photo Stealers received a rather interesting response from a Facebook sales rep. “…once something is posted …

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Instagram a Feet Pic and Toms Will Donate a Pair of Shoes to a Child in Need

Somewhere between the bad food pic and the car selfie lies the bare feet pic, an Instagram post that very few people really care to see. But now, that foot selfie will actually do some good in the world. Toms, the shoe company known for donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased, is …

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Here Are the Brands Using Instagram’s New Carousel Ads

Last month, Instagram announced a new ad unit called Carousel. It lets brands add multiple photos to a single post, which users can cycle through by swiping left. The Carousel ads also feature a link to a site of the business’ choice, making it easy for them to get users from Instagram to their official product pages. Now, Instagram is …

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Facebook Now Lets You Tag Your Kids, Organize Their Photos in a Scrapbook

Accepting that its site is now at least 50 percent photos of kids, Facebook is finally letting you tag your kids in said photos. If you’re a parent, you’re likely well-aware of the protocol. You post a photo of your cute little guy, and you tag your partner or spouse in the photo. That way, the photo is tied to …

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Instagram Finally Launches Its Own Photo Collage App

Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user). The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages …

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Instagram Just Gave Brands a New Photo Feature That Regular Users Would Love

Instagram is testing a new way for brands to deliver ads on the network, and it’s something that the average user would probably kill to have access to. The company has just announced a new format called Carousel ads. It lets brands add multiple photos to a single post, which users can cycle through by swiping left. The Carousel ads …

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