Instagram.com Website Design Update

The Instagram site is getting a big redesign this week – see it here before it goes live

By on June 10, 2015 at 12:13 PM.

The Instagram site is getting a big redesign this week – see it here before it goes live

If you love taking photos and you pride yourself on your Instagram library, likes and followers, then you’ll be happy to learn that your Instagram photo experience is about to get much better. And you might just end up getting even more likes and followers once the company rolls out a major redesign for its website. More →

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Instagram Ads

Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by even more ads

By on June 3, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by even more ads

In an effort to begin monetizing Instagram more seriously, the popular photo-sharing service has plans to infuse a lot more ads into user photostreams. Additionally, the Facebook-owned company announced that it may leverage information gleaned from user Facebook accounts to serve up more targeted ads on corresponding Instagram accounts.

While advertising on Instagram, in a broad sense, is nothing new, previous advertising efforts have been limited to adverts from big time companies like Levis. Under Instagram’s new rules, advertising will now be open to all comers.

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Instagram Prints

Meet the man who steals your Instagram photos and sells them for $90,000

By on May 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Meet the man who steals your Instagram photos and sells them for $90,000

It’s well established that anything one posts online these days remains permanently etched on the Internet. The moment a tweet or a photo goes up, it’s practically impossible to scrub it from its new-found digital existence. For most people, this is no big deal as the benefits to be gleaned from sharing items like photos with friends far outweigh any concerns about privacy. But once someone starts profiting from your personal photos, the dynamics of the equation completely change.

Meet Richard Prince, an “artist” whose skill set consists of photographing other people’s photographs, adjusting them slightly, and then selling them for enormous profit. It admittedly sounds bizarre, but Prince has been making a living doing just that for decades now.

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Instagram Spam Comments

Spotless is a new iPhone app that will automatically delete troll comments on Instagram

By on March 5, 2015 at 4:35 PM.

Spotless is a new iPhone app that will automatically delete troll comments on Instagram

If there is one thing that rings true on every corner of the Internet, it’s this: where there is a comments section, there will be trolls. Some people seemingly have nothing better to do than to sit around and post malicious and inflammatory comments all day, and they tend to ruin any chances of people having an intelligent conversation.

Of course, it’s not just blogs and news sites that have to worry about trolls, and Instagram users are all too familiar with that fact. But now, there may finally be an app that can rid your Instagram photo feed of any and all traces of those annoying troll comments and spam. More →

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Steve Jobs Childhood Home Instagram

13 Apple fanboys have made epic pilgrimages to Steve Jobs’ childhood home in just the last year

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

13 Apple fanboys have made epic pilgrimages to Steve Jobs’ childhood home in just the last year

When you’re an Apple fanboy, you’re willing to go to great lengths to show your devotion to the brand. That devotion could lead you to make a pilgrimage to Steve Jobs’ childhood home to take pictures in front it… and not even consider doing such a thing the least bit creepy.

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate

Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones

By on September 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones

As if “Bendgate” wasn’t bad enough PR during the rollout of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, or the fact that the iOS 8.0.1 update turned iPhones into bricks, some people thought it would be fun to post pictures of their bent iPhones on Instagram. This seems to be adding to the notion that the new iPhones will bend easily just by putting the phone in your pocket and sitting down too fast, even though Consumer Reports basically debunked that as being “overblown.”

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How Instagram's Hyperlapse Works

Instagram explains what makes its awesome new Hyperlapse app possible

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

Instagram explains what makes its awesome new Hyperlapse app possible

Instagram has just released a new iOS app for video-taking enthusiasts, Hyperlapse, that lets them easily create awesome time-lapse videos and share them with friends. Now, the company has explained the nifty technology behind its new app in a detailed blog post. More →

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Wallgram Download

Download this app right now: Wallgram for iPhone is now free

By on March 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Download this app right now: Wallgram for iPhone is now free

The quest for great iPhone apps is ongoing and it gets more difficult each day, as thousands of apps continue to flood Apple’s iOS App Store. Every once in a while we catch wind of a nice addition that is offered for free for a limited time, however, and Wallgram is one such application. More →

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Instagram Ad Deal $100 Million

$100 million worth of ads are headed to your Instagram feed

By on March 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

$100 million worth of ads are headed to your Instagram feed

You may not notice a lot of ads in your Instagram feed on a regular basis but that might be about to change. Unnamed sources tell Ad Age that Instagram has reached an advertising deal with ad agency Omnicom that will be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. For anyone keeping track, this deal alone would account for 10% of the $1 billion that Facebook paid to acquire Instagram back in 2012. In other words, it won’t take long at all for Facebook to recoup its investment in Instagram if it signs a few more deals like the one Ad Age says it’s signed with Omnicom.

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Instagram Hack Private Photos

Do you have a private Instagram account? Your photos may have been exposed

By on February 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Do you have a private Instagram account? Your photos may have been exposed

If the events of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that nothing is safe if it involves the Internet. “Private” is just a word these days, as malicious hackers get more and more creative with their efforts to crack service providers’ security. In the latest example, Forbes staff writer and well-known cybersecurity reporter Andy Greenberg reveals a huge security hole in Instagram that had been present in the app for at least six months before the Facebook-owned team finally fixed the issue last week. More →

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How Many Selfies Were Taken In 2013?

Number of photos taken in 2014 will approach 1 trillion thanks to selfie explosion

By on December 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM.

Number of photos taken in 2014 will approach 1 trillion thanks to selfie explosion

2013 was the year of the selfie, according to the Oxford English Dictionary — but self-snaps aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Everybody is taking selfies, from President Obama to astronaut Aki Hoshide. With the proliferation of smartphones with front-facing cameras, selfies have become mainstream. And with apps like Snapchat and Instagram that encourage people to take photos of themselves, the selfie will likely grow in popularity in 2014. More →

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