photo sharing

  • Snapchat lets the people have Geostickers

    Snapchat lets the people have Geostickers

    Everyone loves stickers. Snapchat must be on to us because the company just launched Geostickers, a new feature that lets users send city-specific stickers in snaps and messages. There are 15 stickers available in San Francisco as of now, and we expect more to come. The adorable caricatures delightfully mock tech culture, jab at rising rents and highlight local landmarks. In addition to… Read More

  • Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

    Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

    Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram. The mobile device lab currently occupies 60 racks in the data center. Each rack holds 32 phones, for a total of… Read More

  • Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe Crunch Network

    Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

    If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas. Their app is a smart privacy system that learns your preferences (“Don’t share pictures from delis”) and… Read More

  • So, does anybody want Twitter?

    So, does anybody want Twitter?

    Twitter is in trouble. In a move out of a middle school flag football game, Microsoft selected LinkedIn to join its team. The sheer size of the transaction has reignited conversations about who will be picked next to join the super special circle of public mega-cap tech companies. Vultures have been circling Twitter for well over a year, but the company has defied all experts who have… Read More

  • Unfade saves your boxes of photographs from the claws of history

    Unfade saves your boxes of photographs from the claws of history

    We all have boxes and boxes worth of photographs from the days before digital photography, just begging to be rescued from obscurity. Unfade is a new app from the team behind Scanbot to help photographers immortalize their images. The app uses the technology that makes Scanbot great, and adds a layer of ease-of-use for photography buffs, taking the hassle and inconvenience out of turning… Read More

  • Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters

    Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters

    Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new secure communications and education app for human rights activists and citizen reporters called Whistler. Around the world, thousands of citizen activists have turned to the Internet and social media as… Read More

  • The Roll helps you find the best photos on your phone

    The Roll helps you find the best photos on your phone

    Wondering which of the tens of thousands of photos on your phone are worth keeping or sharing may be a thing of the past, thanks to The Roll, a new app from EyeEm. The iOS app analyzes your camera roll and uses computer vision to tag your images and rank your photos by how good they are. Read More

  • Facebook Moments launches in the EU & Canada without facial recognition

    Facebook Moments launches in the EU & Canada without facial recognition

    Facebook announced this morning that its private photo-sharing application, Facebook Moments, is now available in all countries worldwide, thanks the launch of a new, modified version in the EU and Canada. While the U.S. and other international versions of the application take advantage of facial recognition technology to suggest which friends to share with by identifying who appears in… Read More

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