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Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

If you use Snapchat regularly, you'll want to check out the new 6.1 update which includes new smart filters, special text, and a best friends feature that lets you put up to seven friends in a favorites category of sorts. The new features aren't anything to write home about but for regular...
500px for iOS finally lets you edit image info and fully supports iOS 7

500px updated for iOS 7, finally lets you edit image info

500px for iOS has just received a nice update bringing it to version 2.4. This version brings with it full iOS 7 support, a new intro and walkthrough for new users, and most importantly, the ability to manage and actually edit image info. Before now, the 500px app hasn't been very in depth and...
Instagram adds private messaging with latest app update

Instagram Direct now lets you send private and group messages

Instagram has updated their app to 5.0, bringing their new Instagram Direct messaging feature. With Instagram Direct, you can send messages, pictures, and videos to other people privately. Between one and fifteen people can participate in a conversation, and all conversations must begin with a...

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Make your iPhone better than a DSLR with these six apps!

Make your iPhone better than a DSLR with these six apps!

From low light to long exposure: these photography apps for iPhone let you leave the professional camera gear at home! While the iPhone's built-in Camera app is perfectly serviceable, the technology behind the iSight has the potential to be amazing. Luckily, there are a ton of great...
Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

If you use Snapchat regularly, you'll want to check out the new 6.1 update which includes new smart filters, special text, and a best friends feature that lets you put up to seven friends in a favorites category of sorts. The new features aren't anything to write home about but for regular...
Camera Plus is back, with more features and a brand new design

Camera Plus is back, with more features and a brand new design

Camera Plus was quite a popular app a while back but sadly, had an extensive period of time where it went without being updated very often. After the iOS 7 launch, it appears as if the developers have decided to breathe new life into the app, and fortunately for us, they've succeeded. The first...
The best apps for taking great selfies on your iPhone: Picr, Snapchat, FaceTune, and more!

Best selfie apps for iPhone: Picr, Snapchat, FaceTune, and more!

From taking to editing to sharing, these are the very best selfie apps for iPhone! Looking for the absolute best iPhone apps in the App Store? You've come to the right place! Selfies — short for self-portaits — are a big thing on mobile and so is the iPhone. More people take more selfies with...
Steller for iPhone lets you turn your photos and videos into shareable stories

Steller for iPhone lets you turn your photos and videos into shareable stories

Steller for iPhone lets you create beautiful stories through your images, words, and videos. Create categories and then fill them with all of your memories. You can then share your creations however you'd like. Need inspiration? You can easily check out what other Steller members are creating too...
Don't like the new Photos app in iOS 7? Here are the best alternatives!

Hate the new Photos app in iOS 7? Here are the best App Store alternatives!

The best alternative photo apps from simple organization to apps that completely change how you take and view photos on your iPhone The Photos app was completely redone for iOS 7 and while some people prefer the new layout, collections, and moments, others would prefer an alternate way to...
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Photo Cast for Chromecast is your Google flavored AirPlay photo alternative

Google recently opened up the SDK to its $35 Chromecast dongle, and for us consumers, that means apps. Developers can hook into the Chromecast going forward to get your apps and content from your iOS device to the biggest screen in your home. It's still early days, but quick out of the gate is...
Flipagram lets you easily create short videos with your Instagram and Camera Roll images

Flipagram lets you easily create short videos with your Instagram and Camera Roll images

Most of us have tons of photos in both our Camera Roll and on Instagram. Why not combine all those photos into one video slideshow we can share with friends and family? That's exactly what Flipagram for iPhone does. Flipagram is a sharing app that has one sole purpose, to help you make short...
PhotoSweeper for Mac review: Rid yourself of duplicate pictures in iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, and more!

PhotoSweeper for Mac review: Rid yourself of duplicate pictures effortlessly

PhotoSweeper for Mac really only has one main goal, and that's to help you clean up unwanted duplicate or like photos from your Mac, no matter where they're hiding. If you're anything like me, you most likely take many photos in order to get the perfect one. While this practice almost always...
Instagram adds private messaging with latest app update

Instagram Direct now lets you send private and group messages

Instagram has updated their app to 5.0, bringing their new Instagram Direct messaging feature. With Instagram Direct, you can send messages, pictures, and videos to other people privately. Between one and fifteen people can participate in a conversation, and all conversations must begin with a...

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Best selfie apps for iPhone: Picr, Snapchat, FaceTune, and more!

Looking for the absolute best iPhone apps in the App Store? You've come to the right place! Selfies — short for self-portaits — are a big thing on mobile and so is the iPhone. More people take more selfies with the iPhone than just about any camera in the world. But how do you get the very best selfies on your iPhone? By using a great selfie app, of course! The App Store is full of apps to help you capture the best selfie possible on your iPhone. From collecting all your selfies in one place to fixing skin blemishes to self destructing photos, there are apps for that! But which one is the best?

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Steller for iPhone lets you turn your photos and videos into shareable stories

Steller for iPhone lets you create beautiful stories through your images, words, and videos. Create categories and then fill them with all of your memories. You can then share your creations however you'd like. Need inspiration? You can easily check out what other Steller members are creating too.

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Photo Cast for Chromecast is your Google flavored AirPlay photo alternative

Google recently opened up the SDK to its $35 Chromecast dongle, and for us consumers, that means apps. Developers can hook into the Chromecast going forward to get your apps and content from your iOS device to the biggest screen in your home. It's still early days, but quick out of the gate is Photo Cast for iPhone and iPad.

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Make your iPhone better than a DSLR with these six apps!

While the iPhone's built-in Camera app is perfectly serviceable, the technology behind the iSight has the potential to be amazing. Luckily, there are a ton of great photography apps in the App Store that can help you turn every day moments into something truly special. The iPhone may never match the sheer sensor size and lens quality of a DSLR, but it's far more portable, connected, and thanks to these apps, even more powerful in its own way. If you're ready to take your iPhoneography to the next level, here are the apps you need to download now!

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Snapchat 6.1 update brings smart filters, fancy text, and a front-facing flash

If you use Snapchat regularly, you'll want to check out the new 6.1 update which includes new smart filters, special text, and a best friends feature that lets you put up to seven friends in a favorites category of sorts.

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500px updated for iOS 7, finally lets you edit image info

500px for iOS has just received a nice update bringing it to version 2.4. This version brings with it full iOS 7 support, a new intro and walkthrough for new users, and most importantly, the ability to manage and actually edit image info.

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Instagram Direct now lets you send private and group messages

Instagram has updated their app to 5.0, bringing their new Instagram Direct messaging feature. With Instagram Direct, you can send messages, pictures, and videos to other people privately. Between one and fifteen people can participate in a conversation, and all conversations must begin with a photo or video.

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OKDOTHIS gives you lots of photo ideas, encourages creativity and image sharing

OKDOTHIS for iPhone is a new photo app that not only lets you take photos and share them, but gives you ideas for what those photos could be of. You can then share those photos with the OKDOTHIS community as well as view and download other people's creations.

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Loom for Mac updated with Photobooth uploading, new uploader interface

Loom for Mac has updated, adding Photobooth upload and a simplified design. Photobooth should appear as a photo source automatically, thought it can be added manually. The new interface seeks to eliminate user confusion. Where source and album lists were separate windows before, now both appear in a single, unified window.

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PhotoSweeper for Mac review: Rid yourself of duplicate pictures effortlessly

PhotoSweeper for Mac really only has one main goal, and that's to help you clean up unwanted duplicate or like photos from your Mac, no matter where they're hiding. If you're anything like me, you most likely take many photos in order to get the perfect one. While this practice almost always helps you get the results you want, it also results in lots of cleanup duty on your Mac later. That's where PhotoSweeper comes in...

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Flipagram lets you easily create short videos with your Instagram and Camera Roll images

Most of us have tons of photos in both our Camera Roll and on Instagram. Why not combine all those photos into one video slideshow we can share with friends and family? That's exactly what Flipagram for iPhone does.

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Camera Plus is back, with more features and a brand new design

Camera Plus was quite a popular app a while back but sadly, had an extensive period of time where it went without being updated very often. After the iOS 7 launch, it appears as if the developers have decided to breathe new life into the app, and fortunately for us, they've succeeded.

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Filterstorm Neue for iOS takes an old favorite to new levels, optimized for speed

Filterstorm has been one of my favorite photo apps for as long as I can remember. It's simply jam packed with features and editing options. Filterstorm Neue is now available and has been completely rewritten to process images better and faster than its predecessor.

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Photo storage service Everpix shutting down

Image storage service Everpix will be shutting down over the coming weeks. Everpix uploaded your photos and intelligently sorted them, organizing them by day and event. The team was unable to secure new funding, and was also unable to find a new home for the service, according to a post on their blog:

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Hate the new Photos app in iOS 7? Here are the best App Store alternatives!

The Photos app is completely redone in iOS 7 and while some people prefer the new layout, there seem to be just as many of you that don't particularly care for the way iOS now manages and organizes your photos. Luckily, there are lots of third party apps available that can ease the pain and possibly even replace the stock Photos app on the Home screen of your iPhone. Here are my current favorites...

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Loom gives you one unified photo library, lets you reclaim space on your iPhone and iPad

Loom is a new service that lets you store any photos or videos in order to free up precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. The best part is that you've then got one unified library that's accessible across all your devices. Loom is available for both iOS and OS X.

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500px updated with edge to edge design, better gestures, and new features for iPad

500px for iOS lets you browse and explore all kinds of photos from all over the world right on your iPhone and iPad. Version 2.2 has added some improvements that let the interface itself get out of the way more so you can focus on the photos themselves, including an edge to edge design.

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Facetune now available for iPad, adds localized filters

Facetune, which first launched on the iPhone, lets you touch up your existing photos and do things such as whiten teeth, edit out skin blemishes, add filters, smooth textures, and more. Not only is Facetune now available for the iPad, the iPhone version has been updated to version 2.0 and brings with it some new features as well as updates to existing ones.

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How to configure and start using the new Camera app in iOS 7

iOS 7 has brought with it some dramatic changes to several native apps and the Camera app is no exception. Outside of being able to take still photos, panoramas, and record video just like you could before, you've got some additional options to choose from now. The way you switch between modes has also been changed up a bit.

Here's everything you need to know about changing settings, switching modes, and applying filters in the all new Camera app in iOS 7:

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Composure for Mac makes creating collages fun and easy

Composure for Mac lets you create photo collages right on your Mac by simply dragging and dropping images into the different frame options. There's tons of frames and aspect ratios to choose from as well as filters, stickers, and more.

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