Update, 4:38 p.m. PT: Instagram originally said that you couldn't take photos in the app. After playing around with Instagram for Windows Phone, we found that you can take photos. For a step-by-step process to shoot and post a photo in the app, check out our full review.
The news isn't much of a surprise, as we've known that Instagram would eventually show up, … Read more
You know the drill.
People are accused of doing something not quite legal, and the authorities catch up with them through a social network.
You know the thrill.
Whenever you've done something vaguely exciting like trimming your fingernails or buying a lot of burgers, you just have to let someone know. Actually, these days you just have to let everyone know.
And so it came to pass that four young men in California stand accused of breaking into a car, stealing a credit card (among other things), and then eating at Carl's Jr.
The last might not seem … Read more
Do you feel inadequate?
Do you look around and wonder if you could have been a contender? A contender for most interesting man or woman in the world?
Do you believe that, if a court case had gone your way, or if you hadn't been a touch tipsy when you met the heir or heiress to a substantial fortune, you would be living the life of your dreams -- and, importantly, posting pictures of it every day?
Some who feel this way are, apparently, resorting to living vicariously through society's latest mirror: Instagram.… Read more
Here at Crave, astronomical happenings like the weekend's rare "hybrid" solar eclipse always make the space geek in us soar. And no small part of that is the amazing photos that often result from such celestial events -- be they said eclipses, blue moons, or NASA shuttle flybys.
So for the next installment in our series of CNET reader Instagram galleries we'd love to see your skyward-looking shots. … Read more
Instagram will start running its first official advertisements Friday with a sponsored photo coming courtesy of fashion brand Michael Kors, the Facebook-owned company told CNET.
The ad, which features a watch from the brand's Timeless collection, marks the end of a preview period designed to acclimate the service's 150 million active users to the idea of seeing photo and video advertisements in their previously pristine feeds.
Lists for Instagram is a fairly stripped-down Instagram browser, but it is useful because of how it sorts through content that is frequently convoluted and hard to get through. For those with large lists of people they follow or a lot of categories or saved lists on their Instagram accounts, it is a very useful app, and generally it is very easy to use.
When you first log in to Lists for Instagram, you can see examples of popular lists among users, but to actually interact with any content, you'll need to connect to an Instagram account. Logging in … Read more
Nine percent of cell phone users in the US use Snapchat, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project.
The finding explains why investors are seemingly tripping over themselves to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the 2-year-old app for exchanging impermanent messages. The discovery, however, is only partially telling of Snapchat's true popularity as Pew surveyed US adults 18 and up, and the app is known to have a large following among tweens and teens.
"Mobile apps like Instagram and Snapchat have capitalized on user bases equipped and eager to capture … Read more
Instagram said Thursday it will start showing photo and video ads to users in the U.S. as soon as next week.
The company released a sample ad on Thursday to prepare its 150 million active users for the coming-soon sponsored messages. The example photo ad, pictured above, will be the very first ad users see, and it will be distributed to members in the feed in the "coming week," Instagram said.
"You'll know a photo or video is an advertisement when you see the 'Sponsored' label where the time stamp normally would be," Instagram … Read more