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Instagram tops 500 million monthly active users

Over 500 million people now use photo-sharing service Instagram every month, the company has revealed. The news comes shortly after it switched to using algorithms to sort photos in feeds and launched a controversial redesign of its app and icon.

Microsoft going after Google Photos with 'digital memories' app

Since launching only a year ago, Google Photos has grown to be a huge and much loved service that is a firm favourite with Android users. Although Microsoft has its own Photos app, it looks like the company is now building a proper Google Photos rival.

Mother who wanted ghost photos of dead child charged with murder

Fayetteville - A photographer took photos of Jeanie Ditty, who lost her two-year-old daughter. The photographer superimposed her Ditty's daughter, Macy, into pictures with her mother, who is now charged with murdering the girl.

Op-Ed: An American street photographer in Mumbai Special

Mumbai - Someone once commented that my street photography was not representative of India. I agreed completely since I mainly specialized in street life. But I added that when you ditch the car and walk the streets, it's exactly what you'd find in Mumbai.

Teen arrested after 'confessing' boyfriend's murder on Facebook

Hemet - Nakasia James, the young woman who eluded sheriff's officials for over a week after allegedly confessing on Facebook to murdering her boyfriend was apprehended Sunday evening, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's booking records.

Nexus 5X may take 'upside down photos'

Google's Nexus 5X smartphone may take 'upside down photos', a company engineer has confirmed. There is a rational explanation for the odd behaviour but it hasn’t pleased annoyed owners.

Snapchat’s new terms let it store and reuse user photos

Snapchat, best known for its disappearing multimedia messages that are known as snaps, changed its terms and conditions to own all of the pictures and videos sent on the service.

Instagram unveils Boomerang for one-second looping videos

Instagram has launched a new standalone app designed to "turn everyday moments into something fun and unexpected." Available on Android and iOS, Boomerang provides a one-click way to create a 1-second long looping video.

100 million people now use Google Photos

Just five months after launching its completely revamped Photos app, Google has announced there are now over 100 million active users on the new platform. Perhaps predictably, the most photographed category is food and people frequently search for 'me'.

iPhone 6S found to take 'much better' video than $3000 Nikon DSLR

A professional photographer has concluded that 4K video from the iPhone 6S significantly outperforms a DSLR setup from Nikon worth over $3000, highlighting how far smartphone optics have come over the past few years.

Google wants your food photos to power a new Maps feature

Google has reportedly found a use for all of the photos of food that people take on their phones. The company is testing a Maps feature that lets users easily tag images to restaurant listings, letting everybody see what the food looks like.

Google Photos mistakes African Americans for 'gorillas'

Google has had to issue an apology after the automated image recognition system in its new Photos app misidentified African Americans in photos, erroneously creating an album called "Gorillas" in a user's image collection.

Facebook's new Moments app highlights photos of friends

Facebook has released a new photo management app that uses facial recognition to detect forgotten pictures of your friends in your camera roll. It then suggests tags, syncs the friends and tags to the photo's subject and shares the images with friends.

Polar bears seen killing, eating dolphins in unprecedented photos

Polar bears are killing and eating dolphins, and this is the first time the bears have ever been observed doing this. The dolphins found themselves stuck in the Arctic Ocean due to global warming and they became easy pickings for the bears.

Incredibly beautiful images of the Medusa nebula

The Medusa nebula takes its name from a figure in Greek mythology, who would turn you to stone if you looked at her face. However, the most you can fear from gazing at this cosmological phenomenon, is to be struck speechless by its beauty.

Breathtaking photos of Mars taken by Indian spacecraft

The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) has published some amazing photos taken by its spacecraft, Mangalyaan, as it orbits Mars.

Google is breaking up its struggling social network Google+

Google is breaking its Google+ social network into two separate entities, Photos and Streams, Google's Bradley Horowitz revealed in a Google+ post on Sunday (via Gizmodo).

Cuba publishes photos of Fidel Castro to quiet rumors of poor health

Havana - Cuban state media released the first photographs of former president Fidel Castro in nearly six months in a bid to quiet rumors that his health is failing.

Man sought after he shares photos of his dead girlfriend online

Police are looking for a man who is suspected of killing his 30-year-old girlfriend in Washington State after photos of her dead body appeared online.

How photos impact our memory

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s the impact of a single photo on our brains and memory, and how is our social-media-saturated culture affecting our relationship with the photograph?

Notting Hill Carnival 2014 – As seen on Instagram

This year the Notting Hill Carnival was a huge success and was a great time for music and dancing in West London. What will happen for next year?

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

A U.S. academic has created a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images on the photo hosting service Flickr.

Why DSLR cameras won’t go extinct, according to nature photographer Marianna Digioia Commissioned

Though smartphones have ushered in the age of selfies and instant snapshots, one expert insists taking professional photographs still requires a high-grade camera.

Woman sues doctor over 'cocaine nose' pictures

Chicago - Calling published pictures of her nose before and after reconstructive surgery, photos of a "cocaine nose," a woman has sued her Chicago plastic surgeon. She claims the doctor did not have permission to publish the photos.

Photo Essay: Wall of Healing offers reconciliation, reflection Special

Nashville - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall That Heals” offered both visitors and citizens of Middle Tennessee an opportunity to learn, remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War.

Apple announces iOS 8

Apple unveiled the new features of iOS 8, an update to its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Monday at the Worldwide Developers conference.

Shipwrecked camera found 2 years later, photos intact (Video)

Vancouver - Back in 2012, Paul Burgoyne got into a little trouble and had to be rescued by the coast guard, on his way from Vancouver to his summer home in Tahsis, B.C. He lost a camera containing precious family photos, which he thought were lost forever.

What did Todashev, shot by FBI, know about the Boston bombing?

Now that it has emerged that the friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot three times in the back, and once in the top of the head, as he allegedly attacked an FBI agent and a Massachusetts state trooper, rampant speculation may begin.

Getty makes 35 million photos available for free

Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, has made millions of photographs from its library free to use. This is good news for bloggers but many photojournalists are concerned.

Senate candidate feeling heat for posting grisly photos online

Topeka - Dr. Milton Wolf, a U.S. Republican Senate candidate from Kansas, is feeling heat for posting photos of grisly X-Ray images of gunshot fatalities and injuries to his Facebook page.
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