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Skifta app adds Instagram and Dropbox for home network streaming

Skifta app adds Instagram and Dropbox for home network streaming

The app known as Skifta is one that allows you to instantly take command of the contents of every wi-fi connected device in your home with your Android device - and soon it'll be working with Dropbox and Instagram too. This app is one which we've had a brief look at in the past, and with the undeniable ease and quickness with which we were able to get up and running, there should be no doubt in the amount of greatness that's about to be unleashed with integration with the cloud-based archives at Dropbox and Instagram. This update will take place on the 23rd of October and will join an ever-growing set of channels that also work with the system.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Unless you live under a rock, you know what twitter and Instagram are. Twitter is a microblogging platform and Instagram is the photo taking and sharing application that allows users to apply all sorts of filters to their pictures. Recent data from a comScore mobile measurement report has shown that Instagram has beat twitter in daily mobile users for the first time ever.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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Instagram updates with iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support

Instagram updates with iPhone 5 and iOS 6 support

Ever since the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 released last week, many apps have been updated to support the two. Google Chrome and Sparrow (coming soon) are just a couple big apps that support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 now. Added to that list is Instagram, the popular photography app that lets users take and share heavily-filtered images.

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Google grabs Snapseed for Google+ Instagram retort

Google grabs Snapseed for Google+ Instagram retort

Google has snapped up Instagram-rival Snapseed, part of the apps and services portfolio of Nik Software, with the team responsible for the photo editing app apparently being integrated into Google+. Terms of the deal have not been announced, but according to insiders it's Snapseed - currently available for iOS, PC and Mac, and with an Android version in the pipeline too - that was the main target, The Verge reports, rather than the company's other image processing software.

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Apple details Photo Stream as its own social network

Apple details Photo Stream as its own social network

Apple first introduced Photo Stream back with the debut of iOS 6 and iCloud but today they showed us a little bit more about this social network in disguise. Yup, we said it. This is their new social network type photo sharing and commenting system called Photo Stream so check it out below.

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Facebook’s $1bn Instagram deal finalized

Facebook’s $1bn Instagram deal finalized

Facebook's Instagram acquisition has been completed, the $1bn deal that saw the huge social network snatch up the mobile photo service, and it comes as Instagram passes the 5bn photos mark. The deal, announced back in April, was mired in no small amount of regulatory attention, but has been finalized today, with both firms keen to point out that Instagram will retain a fair degree of independence.

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Twitter severs Tumblr friend finder privileges

Twitter severs Tumblr friend finder privileges

It seems twitter is out to cut any application that creates a lot of traffic via its friend finder feature off the teat. Not too long ago Twitter cut Instagram off from the friend finding service and now a second major service has been cut off by twitter. Blogging platform Tumblr has had its friend finding privileges ended by twitter.

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FTC Facebook Instagram investigation ends silently

FTC Facebook Instagram investigation ends silently

Today an investigation into the proposed purchase of the photo sharing app Instagram by the social network Facebook has been ended as silently as it was started. The acquisition of Instagram was made famous earlier this year as Facebook payed a reported $1 billion dollar sum to take over the brand in its entirety. The FTC's Bureau of Competition worked with the Bureau of Economics to investigate the deal to make sure no anticompetitive business practices were taking place - they found nothing to write home about.

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Instacube hits Kickstarter aiming to show off your Instagram feed

Instacube hits Kickstarter aiming to show off your Instagram feed

Digital photo frames have been around for a long time and have proven to be very popular. There are a few digital photo frames out there that have Wi-Fi connectivity allowing them to show photographs from social networking sites such as Facebook and others. Some these frames even have their own e-mail address so you can e-mail a photograph directly to the frame for a loved one to view. A new project on Kickstarter called the Instacube reminds me of a web connected digital photo frame made specifically for Instagram.

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Instagram 3.0 update brings Photo Mapping history

Instagram 3.0 update brings Photo Mapping history

This week the folks behind the massively popular photography app for iOS and Android called Instagram are updating both Android and iOS environments to include a function called Photo Mapping. This makes the company's purchase by Facebook seem all the sweeter as Facebook's own geo-location tagging is alive and well, but has little use other than to make note of where each of a person's posts have been made. With Photo Mapping, Instagram is able to show you where you've been and what you were doing when you were there!

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