It's time to announce this week's photo contest -- Instagram! Instagram is one of the most popular photo sharing networks so it's time we have a contest focused around Instagram! There is no theme requirement for this week's entry, all we ask is that you post your photo to instagram, tag it with #imorecontest, then share it in our forums!
Every week, the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include an iPhone 5 case, an RPG game, a movie, and a popular photography app.
Instagram and Google Chrome have finally received updates for compatibility with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5’s larger 4-inch screen. When we say finally, it’s funny as the iPhone 5 has only been out for less than a week but it seems like if your app is not updated on the day of launch then it’s already late to the party.
Professional photographer and videographer, and Instagram legend Martin Reisch -- *safe solvent™ -- talks about the iPhone 5 camera, how he decides between shooting with the iPhone vs. the Canon 5D Mark III and the RED Scarlet, and tips for aspiring iPhoneographers.
Instagram has gone 3.0 and includes a lot of improvements including a new feature called Photo Map. Photo Map displays all your geotagged instagram photos on a map making it super easy to browse your photos by location. In addition to Photo Map, Instagram 3.0 also brings redesigned profile and upload screens, infinite scrolling on photo feeds, the ability to flag inappropriate comments, and more.
It's been almost 3 months since Facebook acquired Instagram, and they are already including some more direct integration with Facebook with Instagram. In addition to some other improvements, Instagram now allows users to (optionally) share the photos that they like to Facebook, automatically.
Looking for great photography apps for your iPhone or iPod touch? The App Store is home to over half a million apps and games, and a surprising number of them are available for free. Some of the most popular and most-used free apps are free photography apps -- to pair with the iPhone's superb camera.
It's been about a week since Facebook released Facebook Pages Manager, and now Facebook has announced Facebook Camera -- an app dedicated to viewing and sharing photos to Facebook. The big talk on the internet, however, is that this app comes shortly after Facebook's acquisition of Instagram. This is particularly interesting because Facebook Camera allows you to add filters to your photos before uploading -- these filters are strikingly similar to Instagram's filers.
Let's take a look. Here's Facebook's Cream filter next to Instagram's Valencia filter.
InstaGamer is a fun iPhone and iPad game that's just like the classic matching game, only the things being matched are instagram photos. You can play with photos from the popular feed, specific tags, your own feed or photos, or photos you've liked.