Instagram Will Start Offering Translations For Captions, Comments, & Bios

Instagram Will Start Offering Translations For Captions, Comments, & Bios

If you’ve ever wondered what that Russian cat is actually saying in her Instagram captions, or what the real story is behind your favorite K-Pop star, you won’t need to step outside the social media service to translate those posts and bios anymore. [More]

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Facebook Pushing Users Toward “Moments” Photo-Sharing App By Deleting Synced Photos

If you’ve been syncing your phone’s photos to your Facebook account but don’t want to download the social media’s “Moments” picture app, prepare to back that stuff up soon. [More]

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It’s that time of year again: the weather is nice, and our nation’s parks are full of visitors who want to check out all that nature has to offer. But yet again the National Park Service finds itself forced to remind folks that if they don’t want to find themselves facing down, say, a charging bison, you shouldn’t try to get too close just for the sake of a souvenir photo. [More]

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Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

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Instagram Revamps Timeline, Will Show Photos By Relevance

Instagram is taking a page straight out of its big brother Facebook’s playbook: reconfiguring its timeline to show posts that are most relevant to them first, not those that happened just moments ago.  [More]

Report: Snapchat Is Working On Some Kind Of Wearable Device

Report: Snapchat Is Working On Some Kind Of Wearable Device

Right now, the very nature of Snapchat is ephemeral: an app that allows users to post or send photo and video messages that will eventually self-destruct. But the company may be moving more into the physical realm, according to a new report that says the software company is looking to expand into hardware with some kind of wearable device. [More]

New Google Glass Reportedly Comes With Foldable Arms, Larger Content Viewer

New Google Glass Reportedly Comes With Foldable Arms, Larger Content Viewer

Nearly a year after Google stopped selling its Google Glass product, and five months after a patent hinted that the tech company wasn’t quite done with the device, a new version of the hi-tech glasses is apparently on the way.  [More]

Snapfish Promises To Upgrade Some Christmas Card Orders, Customers Not Placated

Snapfish Promises To Upgrade Some Christmas Card Orders, Customers Not Placated

In response to customers who are angry that they haven’t yet received their orders for photo Christmas cards and other time-sensitive items, photo-printing company Snapfish announced that they’ll be sending out some orders––specifically, photo cards printed on stationery paper–– with expedited shipping. Everyone else? You’ll have to wait in the customer service chat queue to be hung up on. [More]

Please Stop Sharing This Photo Of A Nordstrom Anti-Christmas Creep Poster

Please Stop Sharing This Photo Of A Nordstrom Anti-Christmas Creep Poster

Here in the Consumerist Cave, we’re always amused when a photo or a story makes a complete lap of the newsosphere, and a reader sends it to us having no idea that it originated with us. This week, things are starting to get strange, as social media users are sharing and even legitimate news outlets are posting a small, blurry camera phone photo of a sign posted at Nordstrom about their Christmas decorations policy. A photo that we posted six years ago. [More]

Snapchat Clarifies Privacy Policy Change, Promises It Doesn’t Store Photos Or Messages

Snapchat Clarifies Privacy Policy Change, Promises It Doesn’t Store Photos Or Messages

Once again a company has taken steps to clarify its privacy policy after recent changes caused confusion and worry for its customers. Over the weekend, Snapchat reassured users that their information and photos are private, and always will be.  [More]

Snapchat Now Lets Users Pay For The Ability To Replay Those Self-Destructing Messages

Snapchat Now Lets Users Pay For The Ability To Replay Those Self-Destructing Messages

Snapchat, built on the premise that photos and videos sent between users would self-destruct in a matter of seconds, has allowed users the ability to replay one passage per day for nearly two years. Now, the social network is expanding that option, letting users replay as many messages as they want — so long as they’re willing to pay for it. [More]

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Here are eight of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]

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Instagram Decides It’s Not Hip To Only Be Square, Will Now Allow Rectangular Images & Videos

If you’ve ever had to take a screenshot of a rectangular photo on your phone just so you could crop it into a square to post on Instagram, you’ll be glad to hear this news: the photo-sharing app announced Thursday that it’ll now allow landscape and portrait photos and videos instead of only square-shaped media.

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McDonald's appears to have imitated a viral photo series for a new Twitter campaign. The ads, which included this photo, have been taken down.

McDonald’s Apologizes After Couple Says Ad Campaign Ripped Off Their Viral Engagement Photos

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But what if that flattery comes in the form of the largest fast food restaurant copying your creative take on engagement photos for a national ad campaign? That’s what two artists have accused McDonald’s of doing, and now the Golden Arches is publicly apologizing. [More]

iPhone Theft Victim Seeks To Locate Possible Thieves Using Selfies

iPhone Theft Victim Seeks To Locate Possible Thieves Using Selfies

A woman whose iPhone was stolen from her bag at an amusement park in Ohio wants to find the people who have her phone, and they’re helping her out with it. Not intentionally, of course. However, the phone is still attached to her cloud storage account, which means that the selfies they snap turn up on the woman’s other devices. [More]

Yahoo Introduces Livetext, A Video Messaging App Without Any Audio

Yahoo Introduces Livetext, A Video Messaging App Without Any Audio

Skype, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber, and Facebook Messenger are just a few of the many messaging services available to consumers. That list grew by one today with the unveiling of Livetext from Yahoo. [More]

Costco, along with Rite Aid, Tesco's and Sam's Club, have suspended their photo center websites after a third-party vendor announced it was investigating a possible data breach.

Costco, Three Other Retailers Suspend Photo Sites After Third-Party Host Suffers Possible Breach

Less than a week after CVS took down its CVSphoto.com site while it investigates a possible credit card breach, at least four other retailers including Costco and Sam’s Club have suspended online photo services following notification by the company that manages or hosts photo services for the sites of a possible data breach. [More]

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Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last two weeks (our Flickr curator was on vacation), picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness. [More]