Did you besties all conveniently forget their wallets for brunch again? Facebook Messenger has a solution for that.
If you’re a commuter that frequently finds themselves on a subway or bus, aren’t willing to pay a ridiculous amount of money to get extra data or are just heading out on a road trip with the family, this story is for you!
People who know me well know that they’ll probably find me doing 1 of 2 things at any given time: driving or checking my phone. With the amount of things I do with my life (work and volunteering with 3 different community organizations), it means that I more often than not find myself in my car with a nearly dead phone. If I’m driving long distance, I usually have to choose between my GPS and having a full battery when I get to my destination (mind you, this is when I know I’ll be driving for more than an hour. Ain’t nobody trying to be using that much data). I’ve had car chargers before and even purchased an adapter a couple years ago that had the option to plug in two car adapters at the same time, but it wasn’t great and because of where my cup holder was, every time I went to take a sip of my drink, something would end up coming loose and that’s just not something you need to worry about while driving.
Unless you’ve literally been under a rock with no access to the online world, last week announced and subsequently launched a major rebrand of the very popular photo sharing app.
It looks like Instagram is stepping up their game and looking very much more like an ad-based, influencer-filled platform, rather than just any other photo sharing app where people go to share pictures of their food and pets.
This cleaner redesign also meshes nicely with the particular aesthetic that the majority of influencers use on their pages.
One thing I’m truly not a fan of (and publications like Mashable and AdWeek seem to agree) is that terrible logo. The original Instagram logo was iconic. That retro camera was easily recognizable and now it looks like any other photo app you can find on Google Play or the App Store.
As much as I like the newer, much cleaner feed, that terrible logo is really holding me back from updating it. But like with ever other major rebrand, we’ll all freak out over it for a week or two, then forget about and eventually be indifferent to it. Until then, I’ll keep chuckling at these delightful jabs at the cartoony logo.
What do you think of Instagram’s new logo?
I love Photoshop. I’ve been using it for over 10 years now and obviously Adobe is doing something right over there because it’s now almost 30 years since the first version of Photoshop was made available. What I don’t like about Photoshop is the price. When Adobe was still selling the physical version of Photoshop (by physical I mean the actual CDs) it could run you anywhere from $700-$1500 if not more. Now that they’ve moved everything into the Creative Cloud, you’re looking at $10-80 a month for an individual license. There is only one version of Photoshop you can (legally) get for free, as long as you don’t mind you’re using software that’s now 10+ years old. Unfortunately, if you have an iMac or MacBook that’s 2015 or newer, you’re completely SOL. Apple stopped using the hardware that supports older software like CS2. Yay, structured obsolescence.
It’s only March, but Samsung has already packed a lot into their flagship phone with the introduction of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The iPhone 7 is rumoured to be released later this year (as it wasn’t introduced at their event earlier this month), but Apple is going to have to seriously step up their game if they want to take down the S7 and reclaim some of that market share. Read on for specs and details of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Well this is a nice change. If you’ve been on Instagram in the last day or so, there’s a new update that you may (or may not) have noticed.
After news of the upcoming change in algorithm that they announced last week, this is a nice change. Hopefully we’ll be one step closer to (finally) being able to post from the desktop. And working for an agency where I’m managing multiple Instagram accounts, desktop support would be #blessed.
I was a little underwhelmed with the Apple Event, actually. Nothing new or revolutionary announced this time around. Apple decided to go back to the smaller versions of the same products from 3 years ago. With Apple’s 40th anniversary on April 1st of this year, I hope for a little more excitement in September, with the anticipated release of the iPhone 7. Though at this point, I really don’t know what else they can shove into the iPhone besides maybe making Siri better (I have some qualms with her, but that’s for a different post).
Yesterday, Apple released the 4-inch iPhone SE, a smaller version of the iPad Pro, new bands for the Apple Watch and software updates for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. Keep reading for highlights and details.