Pic A Moment Lets You Go Time-Traveling on Instagram

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While actual time travel is either impossible or yet to be invented (depending on whom you ask,) it is indeed possible to take a glimpse at the past thanks to our highly connected environment. Each day, millions of photos are uploaded to social sharing services such as Instagram, and each photo captures a unique moment in time and space. And that’s the premise behind a new app called Pic A Moment.

Pic A Moment is a new app for iOS 7 devices that lets you search for a combination of time and place on Instagram, and look at the pictures that Instagram users have uploaded at that specific moment. So let’s imagine you missed the big New Year’s Eve party at Times Square–no problem! Just enter date and location into Pic A Moment, and see what other Instagram users uploaded at these specific space-time coordinates!

But it’s not only for fun and entertainment that the app can be used. Remember how during the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, it were pictures taken by bystanders that lead to clues about those responsible? In theory, it should be possible to use Pic A Moment to search for pictures taken during the same time and at the same location that a crime was committed–even if only coincidentally.

Pic A Moment is not the first app of its kind, there’s already another app like it available on iTunes. However, Instalook sells for US-$ 0.99, whereas Pic A Moment is free. If you’re as hooked by the idea as we are, then head over to iTunes and give it a try!

Via TechCrunch

Customers Fall For Photoshopped Fake iOS 7 Ad Claiming Waterproofing

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Today, we need to apologize if this posting has caused you to lose faith in humanity. However, it’s just too ridiculous not to share. A number of Apple ads were photoshopped to look extremely authentic and fooled some less tech-savvy folks into thinking that updating to iOS 7 would make the devices waterproof. Specifically, The faux ads claim that updating devices with the operating system installs a “smart switch” that cuts off the phone’s power supply when water is detected.

According to Sky News and loads of other sources, many folks fell for it due to the authenticity of the look to the ads. CNet states that many tweeted it in full belief.

Reddit claims that the posts (and yes there are a number of them) came from 4Chan. And it’s a very strong possibility.

For the record, updating an OS will not do this. So don’t be that guy.

Weekend Humor: iOS 7 Makes Siri Snarky About Your Photos

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Weekend Humor isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So don’t, ya rube.

The talk of the town this week was iOS 7, the latest installment in Apple’s mobile software that premiered at WWDC earlier this week. The upgrade brings with it an entirely new design spearheaded by Jony Ive, traditionally a hardware designer for Apple, and it gave Siri a few new features. Siri will now have both a male and a female voice, both of which will sound more realistic than its current incarnation, but what Tim Cook failed to say was that it will chime in when you take photos. Continue reading…

WWDC 2013: Apple Updates the Camera and iPhoto in iOS 7

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Apple has just announced a couple of new updates to the iPhone camera and iPhoto in iOS 7 at WWDC. The new mobile OS system gives users new options with the camera. You’ll have the normal camera, video, panoramic camera and square photos–and you can choose which one you want to use just by swiping. Plus you can add loads of filters–they’re almost Instagram-like.

There is also new additions to iPhoto with one of the biggest being iPhone Moments. This helps to group all your images into specific areas based on GPS locations and times when they were shot. The user can then easily scan over the images and see which ones they want to specifically find.

Sharing is also new in iCloud which has basically a news feed along with commenting and all. Screenshots from the WWDC 2013 keynote are after the jump. We’ll update the story with more information when it becomes available to us.

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