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  • Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience

    Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into the world around you. Today, Yahoo has announced a new Flickr experience powered by Oculus for Samsung Gear VR. The team says that over the years, users have uploaded “tens of thousands” of… Read More

  • Upthere Launches Its Home And Camera Apps Into Beta

    Upthere Launches Its Home And Camera Apps Into Beta

    The company that built the “computer in the cloud” from scratch to take the heavy lifting away from our devices, Upthere, has launched their apps into beta, letting in those who signed up for an invite in slowly. Upthere Home and Upthere Camera for iOS, Android and Mac are now live, and I’ve been playing with them for a better part of the last week. The service is free during… Read More

  • Google Acquires Fly Labs To Join Its Google Photos Team

    Google Acquires Fly Labs To Join Its Google Photos Team

    Today, Google acquired Fly Labs to join its Google Photos team. The company aimed to help people edit videos and photos and it sported 3 million downloads over the past 18 months. Their suite of apps (Tempo, Fly and Crop) will be made available for the next three months. You’ll still be able to use them, but there will be no more updates. We're excited to announce that we've… Read More

  • “Lean” Lets You Clean Up Unwanted Live Photos To Free Up Space On Your New iPhone

    “Lean” Lets You Clean Up Unwanted Live Photos To Free Up Space On Your New iPhone

    A recently launched app called Lean will help iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners clean up their photo library and reclaim the storage space taken up by Live Photos, the new photo feature introduced on Apple’s latest iPhones. The feature, enabled by default on the iPhone’s camera, lets you shoot static images that turn into GIF-like animations when you press down on the photo in your… Read More

  • WedPics Team Releases Photo, A Collaborative Photo-Sharing App For iOS, Android And Web

    WedPics Team Releases Photo, A Collaborative Photo-Sharing App For iOS, Android And Web

    The makers of the popular social app for weddings, WedPics, is today launching a new app for social-photo sharing in an effort to retain customers after the big day has wrapped. The sister app, simply called “Photo,” is meant to serve as an extension or companion to the company’s flagship application, offering couples and their guests a way to continue to take and share… Read More

  • Facebook Now Lets You Frame Your Profile Pic To Show Support For Your Favorite College Football Team

    Facebook Now Lets You Frame Your Profile Pic To Show Support For Your Favorite College Football Team

    Facebook has been allowing users have a lot more fun with their profile pictures lately. Last month, the company introduced support for 7-second, looping videos instead of static images as well as new, temporary profile pics that let you show support for a cause, like users did with gay marriage by making their photos rainbow-colored. (These will later revert to your original photo after a… Read More

  • NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds

    NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds

    It might not be a planet anymore, but Pluto is fascinating. NASA is just scratching the surface after its Pluto “fly-by” on July 14th. It says that it’s retrieved just 5% of the data on the spacecraft, but has already learned new things and snapped some shots unlike anything we’ve seen before. Here’s an amazing farewell shot taken of Pluto, highlighting a… Read More

  • Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr Brings Back Its “Pro” Subscription Plan

    Flickr announced today it’s bringing back its “Pro” subscription plan aimed at power users of Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, which will introduce a variety of new features, including access to improved analytics, software discounts, and more, as well as allow for an ad-free experience. Pro users will also again receive a “Pro” badge highlighted on their… Read More

  • Picasa Desktop Users Prompted To Move To Google Photos Backup Instead

    Picasa Desktop Users Prompted To Move To Google Photos Backup Instead

    As part of the transition to Google’s new photo hosting and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos… Read More

  • SimplePrints Launches “Photo Magic,” A Photo Book Publishing Service That Works Over SMS

    SimplePrints Launches “Photo Magic,” A Photo Book Publishing Service That Works Over SMS

    The growth in shopping-by-SMS services knows no bounds, apparently. The latest entrant into the field is now Photo Magic – no relation to on-demand delivery service Magic. (Or perhaps the company is aiming for brand confusion?). The new service is an offshoot of the photo book publishing company SimplePrints, which currently offers mobile apps that allow consumers to build books by… Read More

  • Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    Shutterfly Launches TripPix, A Quick Way To Create Travel Photo Books From Your iPhone

    These days, many of our mobile photos are snapped, shared and then forgotten. But photo publishing company Shutterfly has built a business on top of the idea that some people want to do more with their photos – turn them into prints, cards, gifts, books, and more. Today, Shutterfly is releasing a new app aimed at a younger demographic with TripPix, which turns travel photos into an… Read More

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