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Yahoo Updates Flickr App with Advanced Editing Features and More

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flickr has received a pretty large update for its universal iOS app. Version 3.0 allows for more functionality from within the app and advanced editing. It's also received a fresh interface design in addition to what's noted below.

The new and approved Flickr app is available for free on the App Store.

Favorite features:
- Capture everything: Take stunning photos and videos. We make it easy.
- Save it all: All your pictures in one place. Take them everywhere.
- Advanced editing: Gorgeous live filters. Powerful editing tools. All for free.

Helpful Tips:
- Capture the world in all new HD video you can share to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
- Explore our editing tools: Levels, Crop, Color Balance, Contrast, Saturation and more.
- Follow friends and the world’s best photographers. Always discover something new.
- Customize your privacy settings so you can make a photo as public or private as you like.
- Take lots of photos! Everyone gets 1,000GB of free storage.

Nine iOS Cloud Photo Services Compared - The 148Apps Round-Up

Posted by Chris Kirby on February 20th, 2014

A little over a year ago, everything changed. My daughter, Peregrine (Pip, for short), was born, and along with the myriad recalibrations, adjustments, and joyous changes that birth brought with it, I also finally came to terms with the true value of the iPhone camera: baby pictures! Hundreds and hundreds of them (no exaggeration) were taken by me, by friends, and by family, and then scattered over hard drives, social networks, and of course iPhones. The problem then became figuring out how to organize and store them privately and securely. As a devoted Mac user it’s easy enough to keep photos stored on iPhoto, but that’s a local option only, with limited cloud storage and sharing (those 1,000 photos on iCloud? Please!), and god forbid my hard drive crashes without proper backup.

I thought all of my problems with cloud storage for photos were solved when Everpix came along. Here was a fantastic, well-designed app that also had great web-based software and a Mac-based uploader. Best of all, it could load in all of my photos from various social streams, eliminate or hide duplicates, and handle a potentially unlimited number of photos for a reasonable monthly or yearly price.

There was just one big problem though; Everpix went out of business.

Before I get to the heart of this article, there are a few lessons to learn from my Everpix experience.

One: Always keep all of your photos on a local hard drive.

Two: Backup said hard drive as often as humanly possible (something I still don’t do, so do as I say, not as I do).

Three: Never, ever assume that a site, app, or service will exist forever. It won’t; it just won’t. They will all go away at some point. Some will last five years. Some will last a year or two. Some of the very best won’t even make it that long.

So I found myself back at square one, trying to find another good (read, as close to the effortless Everpix as I could get) cloud-based storage solution for my photos. Read on for my look at nine different cloud storage services that work with iOS.

Hipstamatic Oggl Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on May 24th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIP YET AGAIN
Remember Hipstamatic? It's back with a host of features to challenge the likes of Instagram.
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Flickr Upgrades Its Free Users To 1 Terabyte Of Photo And Video Storage

Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 21st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flickr made a major change to its service, now offerings a terabyte of free space for you to try and fill, for free. Flickr's blog mentions that you could take a photo every hour for forty years without using up your space. Flickr allows you to share your photos in full resolution without losing any quality, letting you share your images in their original, high quality format. The service is now ad supported, and users can pay $50 a year to remove them. Flickr Pro accounts are also no longer available, though current Pro users can retain and renew their accounts annually.

Yahoo! Weather for iPhone Is Gorgeous and Crowd-Sourced

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on April 18th, 2013
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Yahoo! just released it's new app, Yahoo! Weather, and it's beautiful. Not only that, but it's got ties to Flickr's Project Weather, a crowd-sourced set of pictures of current weather photos from cities around the globe. If you're looking to replace the default weather app, this may be the comprehensive and gorgeous alternative you've been waiting for.


Everpix Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 22nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PRACTICAL STORAGE
Offering a convenient and safe place to store all your photos from various different sources.
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Flickr (Finally) Brings Its App To The iPhone

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on December 13th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flickr has been a daily part of my life since it's inception as a live, real-time photo sharing community. They sort of missed the mobile boat, however, letting services like Instagram and Facebook take over mobile sharing from iPhones and the like. Today, that's all fixed, as Flickr announced its iPhone app, ready for you to take exploring with you.

New App: Timehop - Like Your Personalized "This Day In History"

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 23rd, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Timehop is an interesting idea. It goes through your social history, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Foursquare, and even the photos on your phone and looks for events. It will then show you what you were doing on this date a year ago, or more. It's your own personal "This day in history" app.

PhotoLawn: Inspiration And Education For Photographers

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 6th, 2012

It's fantastic that DSLR cameras are much more affordable nowadays, ensuring that amateur photography fans are able to pick such a camera up. The problem is that there is still a ton to learn about using them effectively. It's a huge leap up from a compact camera and can get intimidating.

Fortunately, there's a new app out that aims to make things easier and aid users in learning how to use a DSLR correctly. That app is PhotoLawn.

PhotoLawn teaches things a little differently from other educational tools. Focusing on the visual aspect of photography, the app presents photos from Flickr, while displaying the shutter speed, exposure, ISO and more, all in an easy to understand manner.

Everything is laid out as part of an animated grid of thumbnail photos from the popular photo sharing site, making it simple to see what's going on and adapt accordingly. Even better, it doubles up as a great way to browse Flickr and be inspired.

PhotoLawn is free to download with further features such as favorites, mapping and social options, unlockable with a $1.99 in-app purchase.

Get News On Your Terms With ChannelCaster

Posted by Blake Grundman on March 28th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With important news breaking all of the time across many different mediums, it seems like it is near impossible to stay on top of everything.  The information age brought about new media services like Twitter, Flickr, and of course YouTube, which can further add to the congestion of every news cycle.  But what if there were a way to tackle all of these information sources, plus many more, covering only content that was of interest to you?

Don't pinch yourself, because this miracle app has finally been born: ChannelCaster.  All users need to do is select a range of topics that are of interest, and the tool will do the rest, pulling in the breaking stories from numerous different information sources across the web.  Heck, you can even choose to publicly share your channel if you see fit, so the entire world can see what you think is pertinent.  This free app is well worth taking a look at.  It could very well revolutionize the way you consume media.

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Streamglider+ Wants to be Your World Aggregator

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on February 15th, 2012

A new challenger has entered the news aggregation realm, as Streamglider+ has officially launched and is taking aim at the likes of Flipboard. The app seeks to aggregate everything that's important to you, allowing you to mix in RSS feeds, YouTube channels, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more into one centralized app.

Streamglider+ boasts three different modes; lean-forward scrolls news and headlines across the screen, lean-back presents photos or news stories in a slideshow format and magazine mode presents fully stories just as they'd be found in a periodical, with no need to jump in and out of a browser. It's all very slick, and the pro version is currently free so there's really no reason not to check it out.

Of course the big question is can Streamglider+ dethrone the likes of Flipboard? It's a very cool app, but when you come late to the game into a space dominated by a rival what are your odds of success? We'll be interested to see how this slugfest plays out over the coming months.

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Browse Flickr Easily With Flickr Explorer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 25th, 2011

According to Flickr last year, more than 3,000 images are uploaded to the photo sharing site every minute with 5 billion photos already on there. Who knows how much that's changed in the past year but there are clearly a heck of a lot of photos on Flickr for users to explore. So how best is it to browse through the site? The makers of Flickr Explorer hope that they've come up with the solution.

The app promises no distractions. Users can simply browse through pages upon pages of photos until they come across one they want to see on a larger scale. A tap of the relevant image and the user can then view it in fullscreen, landscape or portrait mode. Sharing options are also available with the option to share via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail amongst others.

Flickr Explorer is simplicity itself but also rather soothing to explore with no distractions. The photos do the talking.

It's out now, it's universal and it's priced at $0.99.

Who's Using the iPad 2 Camera? Good Question.

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 2nd, 2011

One of the big drawbacks about the iPad 2 is its camera; identical to the iPod touch 4th generation's camera, it only takes photos at a 960x720 resolution, paling in comparison to the resolution available from the iPhone 4's camera, if not all iPhone cameras period. This is such low resolution that it is actually smaller than the iPad 2's screen resolution of 1024x768. This means that users should not expect to be taking fantastic photographs with the iPad 2; and apparently very few people are.

According to Flickr's stats, there are an average of 36 users per day uploading photos to Flickr from their iPad. Compare this to the over 4000 that upload daily from the iPhone 4 (which is trending toward becoming the most-used camera on Flickr, period), over 3000 that still upload photos from the iPhone 3G, and just under 2000 that upload from the iPhone 3GS per day.  In comparison, the iPod touch 4G, which has an identical camera as the iPad 2, gets 455 users that upload to photos to the site per day, which is enough to make it the 5th most popular 'cameraphone' on Flickr; stats are not available for the original iPhone on Flickr.

Granted, there is a definite possibility that the numbers are being skewed by Flickr's userbase; it may skew more toward photography enthusiasts than the casual photo taker, and the iPad 2's camera is one that few if any serious photographers would actually use. The percentages may likely be higher on Facebook and Twitter photo services, where casual and convenient photos are more prominent than well-prepared shots, where a higher-quality camera would likely be used.

However, what is clear is that iOS users have definite options to upload photos from the phone to Flickr, as shown by iOS cameras being 4 of the top 5 cameraphones on Flickr. The iPod touch's inferior camera is still popular enough to make it notable among cameraphones on Flickr. The conclusion is that tablets just may not be devices that users consider as regular cameras. iPhones and iPod touches are devices designed to be carried around in users' pockets, and can be used to take photos when an opportunity arises. The iPad is usually carried around in a case or a bag, and may not be as immediately available for casual photo taking, and its inferior quality camera dissuades taking high-quality shots as well. Apple may have known this and only put a rear-facing camera in for posterity, rather than for actual usability, because no one is using the iPad 2 to take photos.

Source: PetaPixel

TouchUp for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Kevin Stout on May 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ENJOYABLE AND USEFUL
TouchUp is a feature-filled photo editing app with numerous ways of exporting and sharing the finished product.
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Flipboard Gets Huge Update

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on December 16th, 2010
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POTENTIALLY REVOLUTIONARY :: Read Review »

Flipboard is already considered a must-have iPad app, but now it's even more irresistible thanks to a massive update. The social media app is now capable of including Google Reader, Flickr and live article previews. Really, what more could you ask for?

First up, those using Google Reader will find it to be nearly identical to what their familiar with on their desktop, but with a few minor concessions. You won't be able to share items with a note, run a search or manage subscriptions, though those features may become available down the road. For now though you can still read through items, star items, share without notes and most of the other familiar Reader features. It's not an exact duplication of the true experience, but it's pretty close.

Flipboard now also finally supports Flickr, one of the web's biggest photo hubs. Now you can easily view photos, mark favorites and leave comments, as well as thumb through Flickr groups and daily albums. Finally, you can leave snarky comments about your friends' drunken shenanigans right from your iPad. How did we live without this?

Another nice feature is that Flipboard will now let you preview articles before opening them, so if you just want to get the headline and a paragraph or two you won't have to wait for the whole piece to load. Also, the websites on which articles appear now pop up below whatever story you're reading, so if you want to see more stuff from the same outlet all you need to do is drag the screen up and surf the site as you normally would. Congratulations, it's now easier to be distracted than ever before!

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what the new Flipboard has to offer, but we don't want to spoil the fun of discovery. Check out the video of the new features and then start digging into them for yourself. And if you don't yet have Flipboard then what sort of crazy person are you?

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