All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Photos’

Facebook Tests Photo Sync for iOS, Allowing Some Users to Auto-Upload Their Photos

Facebook is expanding a test that they began a couple of months ago with the Android app. The company is currently testing Photo Sync for iOS, which allows users to have their smartphone photos instantly uploaded to a private Facebook album as soon as they take them. TechCrunch confirmed with Facebook that they are indeed running the small test with …

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Twitter Reminds You to Upload a Header Photo with an Animation

Back in September, Twitter unveiled a pretty significant redesign of user profiles which gave you three different photos to worry about: your profile picture, your header photo, and your background image. The header photo is that giant new option that encompasses your profile pic, and the background image displays on the “whitespace” surrounding your stream. Once a user uploads these …

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Bing Lets You Download the Daily Homepage Photo

Bing is known for its cool photos that serve as the backdrop for the homepage. They change every day, and are mostly unrelated to any current news, anniversary, or holiday (with some exceptions). For the most part, they’re simply cool images that spruce up the search box. Bing says that users have been asking for a quick, easy way to …

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Instagram Was Twice as Busy as Normal When Obama Won

We know that Twitter had a huge election night. They announced over 31 million total election-related tweets, and a peak tweet-per-minute total of 327,452 (right as the networks began to call the race for President Obama). We also know that Facebook had a record-setting night, with 71.7 million U.S. election-related mentions and 88.7 global mentions on November 6th. But what …

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The Obamas’ Hug Becomes Most-Liked Photo in Facebook History

When it was becoming more clear that Barack Obama would be reelected and remain President of the United States, he tweeted and Facebooked the news to his millions of followers/fans. One photo update in particular resonated with people, and it has now become the most-liked photo in the history of the social network. You may have already seen the photo …

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Google+ Unveils New Reporting Mechanisms for Content, Hangouts

Google just announced some new privacy functions for Google+ that deal with how users report abusive content within the stream as well as abuse within Hangouts. Here are the changes, as announced by Google’s Pavni Diwanji on Google+: Reporting content in the stream You’ll now have more options when reporting bad posts, comments, profiles or photos. This will mean we …

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Facebook, Not Twitter, Adds Photo Filters to iOS App

On the same day that reports surfaced claiming that Twitter was working on native photo filtering for their mobile apps, Facebook went ahead and launched native photo filtering for their iOS app. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that anonymous sources insides the company told them that Twitter is currently working on adding photo filters to their mobile apps. Of …

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Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web

Instagram announced today that it will be rolling out profiles on the web over the next few days. The feature is long overdue, and seemed like only a matter of time. We’ve seen signs that it was coming. “Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot …

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Twitter Will Soon Add Native Photo Filtering [REPORT]

Across the entirety of Twitter, you’re likely to stumble upon plenty of tweets containing photos, and a large percentage of those photos will include some sort of filter. I mean, your lunch simply doesn’t look epic enough without a sepia tone to it. But if you see a filtered photo while browsing Twitter, it’s highly likely that it comes from …

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Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Photos On Android

Despite some confusion as to what the cloud actually is, many Americans are turning to it for all their storage needs. There’s big money to be had for the players in the cloud storage business and Amazon is one of the biggest players. To continue its dominance, Amazon needs to move to more platforms and that’s just what it’s doing. …

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Imgur Launches Major Update, Looks To Rely Less On Sites Like Reddit

Imgur has unveiled its biggest update to date, seeking to make Imgur more of a destination site and less of just a place where people upload photos to share elsewhere (though this shouldn’t be a problem either). “The upgrade means images and memes can spread even faster,” a spokersperson for Imgur tells WebProNews. “Where sharing on Facebook may elicit a …

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Tumblr Android App Gets Some Improvements

Tumblr announced a new update for its Android app, complete with improved notifications, photo sharing, zoom, image loading, post screens, and more. The blog notifications are now clearer, Tumblr says, adding, “Now you can see exactly which post was liked, reblogged, or commented on.” Photo sharing is faster, enabling you to quickly choose from the last 40 shots on your …

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