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Instagram: Photo sharing with just a click

by George Heymann |@techeadlines

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This story was featured in the Business section of  the Pueblo Chieftain

Instagram is a free, easy to use photo-sharing service.

Using Instagram, photos snapped with cameras, smartphones, tablets or other devices can be quickly edited and posted to Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare or Tumblr.

(A Flickr version is expected soon.) What has garnered Instagram so much attention is that its creators have found a way to let users take advantage of photo filters and borders, keeping the program simple and functional.

The first step is to download and install the app, which is available as free downloads from the Apple App Store @ http://itunes.com/apps/ instagram/ or the Google Play market @ http://goo.gl/ZDZfk. The Instagram application is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 3.1.2 or above or any Android device running Android 2.2 or above.

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Android App Round-Up!

Android Apps worth a look!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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I wanted to share some of my favorite Android applications that have made it to my smartphones homescreen. I’ll try to make this a regular feature and highlight apps you might not have noticed that are worth a look:

Spare Phone: Spare Phone formerly gVoice is a $1.99 Android VoIP app developed by guidology that allows you to use your data connection (WiFi, 3G, 4G,EVDO) to place voice calls using a Google Voice Account. gVoice essentially turns your phone or tablet into a free wireless phone when using the application over WiFi.

Plume: Plume formerly Touiteur is highly customizable Twitter client that has many desirable features including the ability to colorize your timeline, pull to refresh your timeline, handle multiple twitter accounts, picture preview, autocomplete Twitter hashtags, the ability to mute select users and much more it is my current Twitter client of choice. There is a free ad-supported version of Plume as well as a premium ad-free version of Plume available for $4.99.

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Sprint set to bring Galaxy Nexus to the Now Network, Samsung to pull the wraps off of the Galaxy S III

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by Chris Coleman@PhoneKnack

The time is finally here, the Sprint version of Galaxy Nexus is now up for pre-order. The announcement came via Sprint’s Twitter page, revealing that the Nexus will be sold for $199.99 and would be coming to stores April 22nd. All signs had been leading to a tentative release by Sprint and now it is a reality.

With Sprint being the only major cellphone company that does not throttle unlimited data plans, will you be making the jump to the Sprint Network?

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Facebook buys Instagram for $1 Billion, pledges to keep Instagram growing and independent.

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion dollars in cash and stock today. The acquisition was later confirmed in separate statements by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom.

Instagram is a wildly popular mobile photo sharing application that has enjoyed record growth from a reported 1 million users in January 2011 to an estimated 30 million users now.

Excerpts from the statements from the Facebook and Instagram CEOs are included below, click the links for the full press release.

I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

Mark Zuckerberg CEO Facebook 

Today, we couldn’t be happier to announce that Instagram has agreed to be acquired by Facebook.

It’s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away. We’ll be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network. We’ll continue to add new features to the product and find new ways to create a better mobile photos experience.

We’re psyched to be joining Facebook and are excited to build a better Instagram for everyone.

Kevin Systrom CEO, Instagram 

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Dropbox offering additional free storage, for referrals!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Dropbox has been one of our most used Android apps, it was selected as a must have Android app by us in the past.

Dropbox is a cloud based file storage, sharing and syncing service. It allows you to access your files stored within your virtual Dropbox from any other device (PC, Mac, Phone etc…) that has the software installed. Great way to share files across devices and platforms. I use this software daily to share files between various devices without the need to carry flash drives or disks.

Dropbox is now offering to expand your free storage up to 16GB. You can take advantage this offer by inviting your friends to Dropbox! For every friend who joins and installs Dropbox, they’ll give you both 500 MB of bonus space.

If you don’t currently have a Dropbox account  start here, once you sign-up for service you can invite your friends with your personal referral links, email, or by utilizing Facebook and Twitter.

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Happy April Fools day: Here are my favorite tech related spoofs so far!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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I always enjoy the many April Fools spoofs posted around the web every year, some of them are patently absurd others have to be looked at with a deft eye.

SwiftKey Mono: the world’s longest spacebar!

8-Bit Google Maps For NES

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Voice Share: Send Voice Messages via SMS and Facebook

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Our friends at Base 2 Applications, LLC have released their latest creation Voice Share. Voice Share is a smartphone app that simplifies sharing “voice notes” with your friends and family through SMS messaging and Facebook available for Android and Windows Phone.

Using the app is a breeze, you tap on the big microphone icon to record your voice message, then tap another to share via SMS or Facebook. You can also attach “gifts” (colorful icons) both free and premium versions to your voice recordings to send with your recordings. Please note you are limited to 1 of each type of gift per day. Premium gifts require you to unlock Voice Share premium a 99 cent in app purchase.

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Imangi Studios to bring Temple Run for Android to Google Play March 27

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Imangi Studios announced the official release date for its incredibly popular title Temple Run for Android today. Temple Run should be available for download from Google Play on March 27 according to the Imangi Studio press release.

“We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of Temple Run,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Google introduces a new local search experience across your devices.

by George Heymann |@techeadlines

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Google has simplified sharing searches between devices by making those searches available under a new “Recent” icon on the Google Search screen. So next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone your recent web searches will be available for users who have web history enabled and are logged into Google when doing their search.

It used to be a multi-step process to share information between my desktop browser and my mobile phone. Typically I would perform a search on my desktop browser then use chrome to phone to share the link to that information with my Android Smartphone.

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