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Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

The launch of the app Cirqle symbolizes our wish to move away from the complicated mess present in social networks of the past. In Cirqle, made for iOS first, we’re seeing the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ turned into one extremely simple app. It’s photo sharing made just about as tiny as it can be.

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Metagramme averages your Instagram photos

Metagramme averages your Instagram photos

Instagram gives users a fair number of options for personalizing images snapped with their smartphone's camera. Given that every user has their own personal tastes and shooting styles, it makes sense that trends between images will surface, something that is exemplified by the new service Metagramme.

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Hyperlapse coldly reminds us where Instagram fails

Hyperlapse coldly reminds us where Instagram fails

Like many of you, Instagram’s Hyperlapse app intrigued me. A fancy time-lapse video app could be a really cool thing, even if it did link directly into Instagram with little hope of existing outside of the Facebook empire. Still, Hyperlapse reminds us where Instagram falls short, not where it succeeds.

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Instagram Hyperlapse is silky timelapse for your iPhone

Instagram Hyperlapse is silky timelapse for your iPhone

It's clearly the season for fast-moving timelapse, for shortly after Microsoft Research showed how it could make shaky GoPro footage watchable with Hyperlapse, Instagram has outed a new video sharing app of the same name. Instagram's Hyperlapse promises time-lapse video and smooth tracking shots that previously would've required a Steadicam system, all from your iPhone (or, eventually, your Android handset).

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Android Photo Gallery to re-separate from Google+

Android Photo Gallery to re-separate from Google+

Over the past year Google began bundling the Android photo and video gallery into an app called Photos - and today, we’re to understand, that’s all coming to an end. The app you know as "Gallery" might not return, but word has it that Google plans on separating its photo services from Google+ in one key way: sign-ins. No longer will you need to have a Google+ social networking account to have the photo services that come along with it.

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Instagram Bolt launched: no Snapchat rival for you!

Instagram Bolt launched: no Snapchat rival for you!

The hottest new Snapchat rival has launched for iOS and Android - but you can’t have it yet. Not unless you live in New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore. That’s where the developers behind Instagram have decided to launch this platform first.

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Instagram teases their new messaging app ‘Bolt’

Instagram teases their new messaging app ‘Bolt’

As if they haven’t had enough scorn from their Slingshot app, Facebook is toying with messaging again. This time, it comes via Instagram, where some users are seeing an invitation to try something called Bolt. It’s messaging, and it’s photo-centric. Ring a bell?

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This app could make you a Vine or Instagram all-star

This app could make you a Vine or Instagram all-star

Short videos are quickly becoming a favorite new medium for interaction, with the likes of Vine and Instagram making sure we get our dose. From the funny quip to a “long” moment capture, the micro-video movement is on the rise. Rather than take your videos to the desktop, this iOS app could make you a Vine all-star in no time.

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Stormtroopers confirmed for Star Wars 7 by Kevin Smith

Stormtroopers confirmed for Star Wars 7 by Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was invited to the Star Wars VII set in London on the 30th of June - earlier this week - and has confirmed one point of order: Stormtroopers. Invited to join J.J. Abrams on set, he’s made clear that he’ll be able to share next to nothing about what he’s seen, but he did let a single tear run down his face for an instagram opportunity for the public.

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Instagram photo editing steps up in v6.0 for iOS and Android

Instagram photo editing steps up in v6.0 for iOS and Android

Instagram has updated to v6.0 for iOS and Android, bringing with it a host of new and updated editing tools for photos shared on the social gallery service. Several new filters have arrived, including vignettes, warmth, and shadows, while video uploading on iOS has been simplified in this new iteration of the app.

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Instagram given banhammer in Iran

Instagram given banhammer in Iran

Various social networking websites have been targeted by countries in recent times, each expressing some sort of concern over the population's ability to share an un-filtered opinion. Instagram is the latest among them, having drawn the negative attention of officials in Iran.

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NASA makes Earth art from 36k selfies

NASA makes Earth art from 36k selfies

The Internet is full of selfies, and with them NASA created a massive work of art: a rendition of the Earth made from 36,000 selfies, each having it own little slot in the digital version of our world. Every selfie is a single pixel in the image.

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