Flickr for iOS Updated with Usability Improvements
Flickr today updated its iOS photo application with new features, improved usability, and bug fixes. Flickr now supports faster uploading and makes it easier to save photos from the Photostream to the camera roll. The app now automatically saves original photo files to the camera roll in addition to edited versions. The app makes it simple to tag contacts in photos, as well as receive notifications when mentioned by contacts. Lightbox view photos are displayed in higher resolution, and the app can now access the iPhone's volume up button to take photos. Flickr for iOS is a free download from the App Store.
Yahoo Bakes Flickr and Tumblr Into New Messenger App
Yahoo today revealed a fully redesigned Yahoo Messenger that makes it easier for people to share across the web. Messenger pulls features from Yahoo's product portfolio, including Flickr and Tumblr.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.
Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.