Instagram’s new feed – don’t freak out!
Instagram’s new feed – don’t freak out!

So, here we are – rolling out over the next days, weeks – at Instagram’s new feed – don’t freak out! The enormously popular (and very useful) photo-video-social, Facebook-owned platform is finally rolling out its new algorithm-based feed, which means users will see Instagram images based on what we’ve tended to like and/or comment upon […]

Social image streams are so much more
Social image streams are so much more

If ¬†you don’t know by now, you really should: social image streams are so much more than mere images. The image streams on social networks have been for quite a while the most engaging currency in the digital spaces – and for good and obvious reasons. But to relegate them to mere images leaves us […]

Instagram goes algo – or will soon
Instagram goes algo – or will soon

What has been rumored for months finds confirmation: Instagram goes algo – or will soon. Instagram confirmed in a post March 15 it will indeed start altering your Instagram feed based on your connections and likes and interests – just exactly (or pretty darn close) the way parent-company Facebook delivers to you its News Feed: […]

Switch accounts in Instagram!!
Switch accounts in Instagram!!

What…a concept! Switch accounts in Instagram!! That’s right, Instagrammers, you can now actually use more than one account within the Instagram app simply by switching back and forth between accounts. Gee, thanks, Instagram. Um, gratitude aside, what the hell took you so long? (Snapchat take note.) In one very big and long-overdue improvement, the wildly […]

Pinterest wants to be your travel planner
Pinterest wants to be your travel planner

Put away the Fodors guide, we suppose, Pinterest wants to be your travel planner. Maybe it is already but everyone’s favorite online scrapbook and time sink is stuffing its travel bag with enhanced features to its Places Pins in the hopes Pinners will turn first to its often spectacular photos to plan the next trip. […]

Instagram is not so square anymore
Instagram is not so square anymore

Instagram is not so square anymore – at least not in its actual photo dimensions. Everyone’s favorite photo-sharing-social-network app finally got hip to the fact that not all images fit easily into a square hole and decided to actually allow photos to be posted in horizontal and vertical orientations – meaning, of course, landscape and […]

Instagram for the PC desktop
Instagram for the PC desktop

We know you’ve wanted Instagram for the PC desktop (laptop) for quite a while and, just for you, an app has crossed over from the Mac: Grids. Instagram has its own web client, of course, but let’s be honest: it’s not exactly that great. Instagrammers can’t do much with it other than simply look at […]

Instagram enhances its search and utility
Instagram enhances its search and utility

Instagram enhances its search and utility and, well, makes everyone’s favorite photo sharing app a little more useful in the overall online dynamic. With the update, Instagramers can search the 70 million daily uploads for trending topics (a la Twitter, GooglePlus & Daddy Facebook), more easily search hashtags and – this is cool – search […]

Facebook Moments – to give one pause?
Facebook Moments – to give one pause?

With the June 15th rollout of Facebook Moments, the social network behemoth jumps feet first into the expanding sphere of stand-alone photo storage and sharing apps. Hardly any need any longer to take up valuable smartphone storage space with photos and videos because a growing number of apps will do that for you: Google Photos, […]

Google Photos appears focused and sharp
Google Photos appears focused and sharp

Google Photos may well be the frame into which all your future (and past) pix are seen, shared, stored and edited. Google has, of course, sprung Google Photos as a stand-alone app just as it announced in March it would do and the result is pretty impressive. And here’s the good news: one doesn’t have […]