Smartphone-makers wage war through your selfies

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LG’s phone with two front-facing cameras is the latest move in an ongoing battle to deliver sexier self-portraits The war over camera megapixels has moved from the back of the phone to the front as smartphone-makers like Samsung, Apple, Asus and now LG scramble to outfit their handsets with clever and capable tools to make vanity shots look as good as they can on a typically weaker, cheaper front-facing lens. Selfies, the common slang for self-portraits taken with the front-facing camera, have surged in popularity. Google counted 93 million selfies per day taken from Android phones around the world at … Read More

Instagram now larger than Twitter as user tally climbs to 400 million

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Usage of the photo-sharing service bought by Facebook in 2012 jumped 25 percent in the past year, with most of its users based outside the US Even more people are using Instagram. The photo-sharing service tallied 400 million people who use its app at least once a month, a jump of 25 percent fromDecember, the company said Tuesday. That’s also more than the 316 million people who use Twitter. Instagram said more than half the new users who have joined since last year hail from Europe and Asia. Overall, Instagram said 75 percent of its users live overseas. For Instagram, … Read More