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  • Polaroid Partners With Blipfoto On A New Photo Journaling Service That Only Lets You Post Once A Day

    Polaroid Partners With Blipfoto On A New Photo Journaling Service That Only Lets You Post Once A Day

    Polaroid’s attempt to re-establish its brand in the age of digital photos continues this morning with the announcement that it has partnered with Edinburgh-based photo journaling service Blipfoto, which is now relaunching and expanding into the U.S. The service, available on the web and in mobile apps for iOS and Android, offers users a place to document their lives by sharing only… Read More

  • The Photos App On iCloud.com Has Disappeared

    The Photos App On iCloud.com Has Disappeared

    The beta version of the Photos app on iCloud.com has disappeared, several sites are reporting this morning, and we’ve also confirmed through tests. Previously, the app allowed Apple users signed in via the web to access their iCloud Photo Library on their PC or Mac. The app isn’t just missing from the iCloud.com homepage, either – visiting the URL directly also displays… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

    Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

    Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app (also called Cooliris) that allowed users to browse photos from across services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr. It also launched… Read More

  • Photo-Sharing App Memoir Snags $5.5 Million To Help You Recall The Past

    Photo-Sharing App Memoir Snags $5.5 Million To Help You Recall The Past

    Photo-sharing application Memoir, a Timehop competitor that allows you to rediscover old photo “memories,” has raised an additional $5.5 million in a round led by Redpoint Ventures’ Ryan Sarver. Others participating included prior investors Founder Collective, Box Group, Lerer Ventures and Thrive Capital. The company had previously raised $1.2 million in seed… Read More

  • Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

    Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

    Early this year, Dropbox threw a glitzy launch event for its new photo storage and viewing app Carousel, and people went right on using the dozen other ways to keep and comb through memories. Despite Dropbox’s 300 million users, it saw less than a half million downloads on Android, and has hovered around #350 on the iOS photo app chart, falling out of the top 1500 apps overall less than… Read More

  • PhotoShrinker Lets You Quickly Free Up Space On Your Smartphone

    PhotoShrinker Lets You Quickly Free Up Space On Your Smartphone

    For those struggling with smartphones that seem to be constantly running out of storage space, a new application called PhotoShrinker can help. The app lets you free up space on your iPhone or Android smartphone by compressing photos up to 1/10th of their original size, potentially freeing up gigs of space, and making room for new photos or videos, apps, games, movies, music and more. The… Read More

  • Prynt's New Photo Printing Case

    The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera

    Hot off of their Haxlr8r demo day presentation last week, hardware startup Prynt was nice enough to drop by TechCrunch HQ to show off the latest prototypes of their smartphones cases, which contain built-in printers so you can instantly get a copy of that selfie with your best friends. Read More

  • PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    PhotoTime Is A Mobile Photo Gallery Capable Of Image And Facial Recognition

    A computer vision company called Orbeus has just launched a photo gallery replacement app for iOS users, PhotoTime, which uses image and facial recognition technologies to allow users to search for photos based on who’s in them, what the photo is of, or where it was taken. This goes far beyond the capabilities of Apple’s native Photos app, which organizes photos by location and… Read More

  • Two New Apps, Flic And Cleen, Make Managing Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery As Easy As Using Tinder

    Two New Apps, Flic And Cleen, Make Managing Your iPhone’s Photo Gallery As Easy As Using Tinder

    A couple of new mobile applications for iPhone users offer a faster, and arguably more fun, way to free up storage space on your device by allowing you to quickly delete photos from your phone’s gallery. Both apps, Flic and the newly launched Cleen, are sort of like “Tinder for your Camera Roll.” As with the popular dating app, users swipe photos left or right (or up… Read More

  • SimplePrints Brings A Fast Photo Book Maker To Android

    SimplePrints Brings A Fast Photo Book Maker To Android

    Outside of industry behemoths like Shutterfly, very few photo book makers are able to grow beyond a niche audience. San Francisco-based SimplePrints is hoping to buck that trend, having now grown its iOS photo printing app to a million installs, and hitting a milestone of nearly 100,000 orders and millions in revenue over the past 18 months. Now it’s expanding its service to Android. A… Read More

  • Odysee Automatically Saves Your Mobile Photos And Videos To Your Home PC

    Odysee Automatically Saves Your Mobile Photos And Videos To Your Home PC

    A new application launching today called Odysee offers a different way for consumers to back up photos and videos from their smartphones. Instead of backing up to the cloud, which can be both pricey and sometimes even insecure, with Odysee, content is backed up to your home computer. For free! Well, it’s free until next year when the $5/year pricing plan kicks in. It’s like… Read More

  • Lyve’s New App Lets You Access All Your Photos And Videos From Any Device You Own

    Lyve’s New App Lets You Access All Your Photos And Videos From Any Device You Own

    Accessing your entire photo and video collection from any device can still be a challenge today, especially if you have your media spread out across a variety of local hard drives as well as various cloud services where you have to pay for storage – potentially limiting how much of your collection is hosted online at any given time. Lyve Minds, which launched its first product –… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Xim App Offers Temporary Phone Photo Sharing Without Overshare Risk

    Microsoft’s Xim App Offers Temporary Phone Photo Sharing Without Overshare Risk

    You’ve probably encountered this scenario before: Someone wants to show you a picture on their camera roll, but cautions that they just want to make sure there’s nothing unfit for public consumption in their gallery. Or maybe they didn’t exercise caution and you caught a glimpse of something you shouldn’t have. Either way, Microsoft wants to remove the risk entirely, with… Read More

  • Doublie Spices Up Your Selfies With Homemade Stickers And Celebrities

    Doublie Spices Up Your Selfies With Homemade Stickers And Celebrities

    Your photos are boring. Doublie can fix that. The app lets you add any of 10,000 stickers and celebrity cut-outs to your pics so you can fake a selfie with Beyoncé, get a kiss from Obama, or have Miley twerking in the background. You can even make your own stickers of your face or anything else, paste them to a photo, and share them to SMS, Facebook, or anywhere. Doublie isn’t trying… Read More

  • Memoir Debuts A “Predictive” Photo-Sharing App For iOS 8

    Memoir Debuts A “Predictive” Photo-Sharing App For iOS 8

    Photo-sharing application Memoir, launched last fall to make it easier to rediscover your photo memories through a combination of advanced search features and a time-capsule-like function, similar to competitor TimeHop. But one of the app’s more interesting features was a way to request photos from other users. Today, thanks to iOS 8, that option has now been improved. The company calls… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Launches Tiiny To Take The Anxiety And Megapixels Out Of Photo Sharing

    Kevin Rose Launches Tiiny To Take The Anxiety And Megapixels Out Of Photo Sharing

    “If you made photos tiny and kept them tiny so they can’t be enlarged, would it reduce the anxiety around taking a photo and get people to take more photos?” Kevin Rose asks me. He’s not quite sure, but he’s going to find out with Tiiny, the new iOS app from his mobile laboratory North that launches this morning. It lets you take a thumbnail-sized photo or GIF… Read More

  • Shutterfly Brings Its Online Boutique Tiny Prints To The iPad

    Shutterfly Brings Its Online Boutique Tiny Prints To The iPad

    Shutterfly is expanding its lineup of native iOS applications today with the launch of Tiny Prints for iPad, a mobile version of the online stationary boutique the company acquired in 2011 for $333 million. Like its web-based counterpart, the app allows customers to create and customize stationary, cards and other gifts via a variety of personalization options, including by occasion, paper… Read More

  • Seahorse Lets You Collaborate With Friends To Build Lasting Photo And Video Albums, Shared Privately

    Seahorse Lets You Collaborate With Friends To Build Lasting Photo And Video Albums, Shared Privately

    A new mobile application launching today called Seahorse lets you create collaborative photo and video albums with friends and family, as well as ways to filter your past photos by time, place, or those you were with. The app, a fairly robust alternative to your smartphone’s default photo gallery, lets anyone add photos or videos to a shared “scene,” as these… Read More

  • Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple has released an official statement in response to accusations that its iCloud storage system might be somehow behind the recent leak of a large number of nude or otherwise private celebrity photos, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence. In the statement Apple denies any breach within its systems, but does concede that celebrity accounts were compromised by attackers using standard… Read More

  • Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    Euro Facebook Users Can Use Tag Suggest, For Photos Of U.S. Friends Who Have It Enabled

    In 2012, Facebook came under fire from privacy advocates and eventually turned off all facial recognition services in the EU, which automatically recognised and suggested the names of friends from photos that you uploaded to the social network. But did you know that Facebook appears to have restored an aspect of the service in Europe? Facebook is now suggesting photo tags to users… Read More

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