Instagram is pushing a major update to version 7.0 today that introduces an all-new Explore page, along with search functionality that is actually useful.
In the new Explore page, users will find “trends as they emerge in real-time,” trending tags and places, and new curated collections of things like extreme athletes or musicians, “glimmering islands,” architecture, etc. Instagram wants you to not only find the hot happenings near you, but also those around the globe as they are happening. So much happening. (more…)
A new app from the developers at Instagram launched onto Google Play today, titled Layout, allowing Android users to create nifty collages with their photos. This same app was made available to iOS users not too long ago. To sum it up, you choose photos in your gallery, rotate and mirror however you want, then upload them to Instagram. Very basic, very easy. (more…)
Even though Instagram made “hyperlapse” all the rage on iOS, they still have yet to bring the app to Android, even though the OS completely supports the functionality. Regardless, Microsoft has beat them to the punch, releasing Microsoft Hyperlapse to Google Play in beta form. (more…)
Instagram announced this morning that a new update for both Android and iOS will bring three new filters, as well as a new take on hashtags, ones that include emoji. (more…)
The Instagram app for Android received an update this morning, bringing with it two new sliders for your photo editing pleasure. Surprisingly, these two sliders are currently available only for Android users, as Instagram states these changes will come to iOS in the near future. (more…)
Released exclusively for iOS devices, Instagram introduced a new app called Layout this morning, enabling users to make photo collages super quickly. Much like apps such as Diptic and Photo Grid, you can place your photos into a grid, allowing you to show off multiple images in a single post on Instagram. (more…)
As a part of this job, I have the (depending on how you look at it) pleasure of setting up new Android devices more often than any normal human should. The process, which has become much easier and more automated on Lollipop, can be both tedious and exciting. On one hand, you have to sign-in to every single app all over again, but on the other, you get to start playing with a brand new phone or tablet. For the most part, the joy of using a brand new phone outweighs the 20-30 minutes it may take to set it up.
Over the years, my setup process has become much tighter, leaner, and more efficient. Instead of installing a hundred or so apps with each new device that comes across my desk, I often only install a select few apps that I can’t live without. Since I tend to spend only a couple of weeks with a phone during a review period before sending it back to its owner, I’ve realized that I probably don’t need three different Twitter apps and a package tracker and credit card managers and four different photo editors.
These days, when I setup a device, I can get get by with a group of specific apps that you wouldn’t typically find pre-installed on a phone. Obviously, I’m a huge Google services user, but those related apps are all installed before I boot a new phone for the first time. If we look outside of those (Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, etc.), here are the first 15 I install every time. (more…)
Now available on Google Play, Seene is a photo sharing application much like Instagram, except for one huge difference. While uploading and liking other people’s photos is basically the same, the actual content is much more immersive, as the service focuses entirely on 3D photos. (more…)