memories

  • Instagram’s archive feature goes live, letting you hide photos indefinitely

    Instagram’s archive feature goes live, letting you hide photos indefinitely

    Last month we noted that Instagram was testing a new feature called “archive”, which lets users hide any of their posts from anyone else – either permanently or indefinitely. Today this will roll out to everyone on Instagram, meaning you can start hiding photos today. You can archive any photo or video on your profile by tapping the “…” three-dots button in… Read More

  • Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories

    Snapchat will no longer show a white border around old Memories

    Snapchat will no longer show that annoying white border around old photos that you share from Memories. Previously, if you shared a photo from Memories that was more than 24 hours old it would have a white border around the image. The border ended up annoying users who didn’t want their snaps altered, sometimes to the point where they would decide not to share the old content at all. Read More

  • Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa

    Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa

    What if our photographs and social media updates could be turned into memories we – or our children – could later access just by asking a virtual assistant, like Amazon’s Alexa? That’s the premise behind a new startup called Mylestone, which is experimenting with turning our digital footprints into narratives that help us recall highlights from our lives, as well… Read More

  • Former Facebook engineers launch Fabric, an automated personal journal of your life

    Former Facebook engineers launch Fabric, an automated personal journal of your life

    Technology has made it simple to record and archive our digital memories through posts, snapshots, videos and more, but it can sometimes be a struggle to surface our past – our memories, activities and other experiences – in an easily accessible way. A new mobile application called Fabric, built by two former Facebook engineers, aims to solve that problem. Co-founders… Read More

  • Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps. Read More

  • Facebook Now Helps You Get Rid Of ‘Memories’

    Facebook Now Helps You Get Rid Of ‘Memories’

    If you’ve ever seen the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” then you’re familiar with the concept of proactively scrubbing certain memories from your brain. Things that you record online constantly spark our memories, and there are even services that do it on purpose. Timehop and Google Photos have elements of it and so does Facebook’s “On This… Read More

  • Feeling Nostalgic? Shoebox Lets You Scan Old Photos With Your Phone, Update Your Ancestry.com Family Tree

    Feeling Nostalgic? Shoebox Lets You Scan Old Photos With Your Phone, Update Your Ancestry.com Family Tree

    Shoebox, the mobile photo archiving app Ancestry.com acquired from San Francisco-based 1000memories last fall, has now gone live at its new home. The updated version of the app, Shoebox 3.0, still allows users to scan in their old non-digital prints – you know, those things the old folks still refer to as “photographs” – while also cropping and auto-flattening the… Read More

  • Don’t Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

    Don’t Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

    Joining a new group of companies looking to build services on the backs of users’ social networks, Irrive is debuting its social scrapbooking website, soon to be followed by its mobile apps. The company was founded by Steven Cohn, whose previous startup BuyYourFriendADrink was acquired by LivingSocial back in 2009, helping LivingSocial to enter the daily deals market. Irrive’s… Read More