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From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
It was one year ago that Instagram was last updated for Windows Phone which shows that the company does not care about the app and likely has no intention of supporting the app it already released.
What was the original DOOM game missing? Well it was missing selfie sticks and Instagram filters, of course! Now they've been combined in this epic mod for the original DOOM game.
Lizard Squad continues taking down websites, this time it included a whole lot of various communication and social media services including Facebook, Instagram, AIM, Tinder, Hipchat and MySpace.
Instagram has completed a huge spam-purge resulting in the deletion of millions of accounts, which were marked posting spam. Some users are not happy.
Like most, I didn't get Twitter the first time. It felt like a feature Facebook already had in status updates. I soon realized it was a way of getting updates of only the people you're interested in.
Socialmatic, an Android-based camera from Polaroid that gives instant prints of captured images, can now be pre-ordered from Amazon with an expected launch on January 1, 2015.
A quite surprising report by Global Web Index dictates that Tumblr is now the fastest growing social platform. Other social networks like Facebook are currently facing strong competition.
Mainland China has placed a nationwide block on popular photo sharing service Instagram, likely to prevent the spread of photos from Hong Kong's ongoing pro-Democracy protests.
In a marketing gaffe for Apple, Joan Rivers has posted a message to Facebook and Instagram, touting the great design of the iPhone 6, weeks after she died from surgery complications.
Instagram was introduced nearly four years ago and has steadily exploded into a cultural phenomenon. Instagram's new app, Hyperlapse, hopes to spawn the same type of cultural reaction.
Version 6.0 of the Instagram app for iOS and Android has been released, giving users far more options to customize their photos, with several settings getting custom levels, such as contrast.
An Iranian judge has ordered Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to defend against alleged privacy violations related to WhatsApp and Instagram, referring to him as "the Zionist director of Facebook".
Just a few weeks after Iran banned WhatsApp, calling Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook, which is acquiring the company - an "American Zionist", an Iranian court has now ordered a ban on Instagram.
While Instagram for Windows Phone has been updated it still remains in beta due to its lack of core features which can be found on iOS and Android counterparts.
Instagram has launched a redesigned version of its app taking some cues from its Windows Phone counterpart with flat icons and solid colours, additionally, the app size has been reduced.
An update for Instagram on Windows Phone has been released, fixing a number of bugs and improving the user interface. The 0.2.0.0 update brings the app one step closer to a fully fledged release.
Instagram has launched "Instagram Direct", a new service which lets users send photos or videos directly to selected users/followers making it easier for sharing within the family or close friends.
Instagram, the long rumored app, has finally found its way to the Windows Phone store and is ready for you to download to your Windows phone 8 device.
Rudy Huyn has updated 6tag, his unofficial Instagram client for Windows Phone, which now provides more features than the social network's official apps on iOS and Android.
Instagram has finally brought video recording and sharing to Android 4.0 with their update last night to 4.1.2 on Google Play. Another new feature is the presence of ads in users' feeds.
Instagram announced today that it has now exceeded 150 million users, including adding 50 million in the last six months. Meanwhile, another report says Instagram will begin selling ads in 2014.
A Nokia VP confirmed in an interview that the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram will finally be coming to Windows Phone. There's no timetable for the launch yet, but one of our sources says soon.
Yesterday, the first API compliant Instagram clone for Windows Phone was released, however security vulnerabilities have been highlighted which may make you think twice about using this app.
6tag, a fully fledged Instagram app for Windows Phone 8 has now become available on the Windows Phone Store as a free download. After 313 votes it already has a five star rating too.
Which is more valuable to criminals: Your credit card number, or lots of "likes" on Facebook? The answer may surprise you, as cyber criminals are now writing malware to interact with social media.
Images uploaded to Instagram through the use of third-party apps such as Windows Phone's "Instance" have been restored for users, though the general public still can't see the photos.
A new report claims that Facebook is looking to get a chunk of the ad money that, until now has traditionally gone to TV, by implementing 15-second video ads directly into users' news feeds.
Instance, the unofficial Instagram client on Windows Phone, has been experiencing strange issues where uploaded images are quickly deleted without any explanation. Is this an effort to hurt WP users?
Everyone is entitled to a normal social networking life. Even Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman. It's just a shame he was following some girls in skimpy clothes. Oh and the internet found out.
As promised, Hipstamatic has launched its long awaited Oggl photo social network app for Windows Phone 8, which is the first WP8 app made to upload images to Instagram accounts.
If you've ever thought that Facebook seemed depressing you were completely right according to scientists. And it seems Instagram may be even more so as it "purifies this one aspect of Facebook".
In an interview, Nokia's Brian Biniak has stated that Nokia is aggressively pursuing Instagram but at this time, the company has not be able to announce a port to the Windows Phone platform.
In an effort to win back users who have hopped over to Instagram, video sharing app Vine now boasts a major update including improved discovery and imagery tools, as well as numerous bug fixes.
During Thursday's press conference where Facebook revealed it was adding video to its Instagram photo app, the company said that it had nothing to announce on bringing Instagram to Windows Phone.
At today's Facebook press event, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom unveiled 'Video for Instagram', a competitor to Vine that offers new video filters and image stabilisation tools.
The Windows Phone platform is slowly but surely getting the same, popular, apps that both Android and iOS have, but an official Instagram app is still missing. Has it just shown up in an advert?
The popular third party Instagram client Itsdagram will be getting a name change soon to Instance, along with a revamp of its font and icon, thanks to a request from Microsoft.
Itsdragram is an unofficial Instagram client on Windows Phone and it has quickly become one of the most popular apps in the Store. It's been downloaded over 50,000 times in only one week.
While there is still no official Instagram app on Windows Phone, developer Daniel Gary has been doing a fine job bringing a useable unofficial version to the platform.
Itsdagram, the first fully featured Instagram app, has seen over 22,500 downloads in four days. That figure has doubled in the last few days, showing the desire for Instagram on Windows Phone.
Despite persistent rumours to the contrary, Instagram is still no closer to launching an official app for Windows Phone. Enter Itsdagram, the first viable alternative - read on for our review.
Nokia announced at their London event that Hipstamatic will be coming to Windows Phone this summer. This photo sharing app will offer folks the ability to upload their images directly to Instagram.
Instagram hasn't come to Windows Phone yet which has left a gaping hole in the store, especially for those who use the service daily. Enter Itsdagram, perhaps the first viable alternative.
Instagram have revealed a slightly update logo courtesy of Denver-based typographer Mackey Saturday. The new script aims to encapsulate the brand and put it on line with the most recognisable logos.
Instagram has released an update to its wildly-popular photo sharing application, allowing users to tag friends in photos. With privacy in mind, the company have also added other improvements.
Nokia have been publicly, and privately, trying to persuade Instagram to build an app for Windows Phone and it looks like, with Microsoft's help, Instagram may be coming alongside the Lumia 928.
The absence of Instagram on Windows Phone is a sore point for many, but that looks set to change, as Nokia briefly confirmed on Facebook that the app is "on the way", before removing the comment.