According to GigaOM‘s ‘well-placed’ sources, private messaging (and possibly group messaging) are expected to arrive in the next major update of Instagram, which will launch sometime before year’s end.
It took them a month, but Google’s promise to bring full-sized photo uploads to iOS devices everywhere has finally come to fruition. As of version 4.6, the Google+ app on iOS7 can now back up all of your photos and videos in full-resolution automatically.
When Adobe officially announced its special Creative Cloud plan/bundle for photographers, there was a catch: you had to own Photoshop CS3 or above in order to qualify for the special $10/month pricing. Well, no more. For a limited time, Adobe is lifting that restriction and making the special bundle available for everyone. Read more…
Given the incredibly positive response Nokia got from the photo community when it announced that Lumia phones would soon be able to capture images in DNG RAW, it makes sense that operating systems other than Windows Phone would soon follow suit. Lo and behold, it seems Google is on the cusp of just such an announcement itself. Read more…
Nokia ‘Refocus’ App Now Available for All PureView Lumia Devices —Nokia Conversations
When we first told you about Nokia’s new “take now, focus later” app called Refocus, we had no idea how long it would take for the app to trickle down the pipeline to some of Nokia’s older Lumia phones. Well, it didn’t take long. As of today, all PureView Lumia devices — the Lumia 920, 925, 928, 1020 and 1520 — support the app.
Facebook Locking Out Users Affected by the Adobe Hack —Krebs on Security
It looks like users affected by the Adobe hack who use the same email/password combo to access their Adobe account as they do their Facebook account are being locked out by Facebook as a security measure.
According to Krebs on Security, affected FB users are being greeted by the message above and asked to change their password as well as answer a few security questions before being allowed back onto their accounts.
Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 RC, Fixes Bugs and Expands Compatibility —Adobe Labs
Early adopters of some of the newest gear on the market will be happy to hear that Adobe has finally released the Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 release candidates, adding tons of camera compatibility and smashing some bugs along the way.
Bugs addressed include issues with auto white balance and Flickr publishing, while RAW compatibility has been extended to cameras such as the Sony a7 and a7R, Nikon AW1, Fujifilm XQ1 and many more. Both updates are free for Lightroom 5 owners/Adobe CC users.