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If you're looking for what happened in the world of Windows apps in the last seven days, here's our roundup of the most important news, from app updates to the latest arrivals.
Keeping the promise that the firm made earlier this week, Instagram has updated its Windows 10 Mobile app to include the new redesign that was included in the iOS and Android apps.
From Gboard and Cardboard, to Salesfarce, Mario Minecraft, Mi to the Max, Windows phone sales wipeout, and Microsoft's Nokia feature phone finale, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Instagram has received a major update, including a new logo and a new app design. In fact, all four Instagram apps received updates with new logos. The Windows 10 app will be updated soon.
After almost two months of betas, Facebook is finally introducing its own Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps for Windows 10. Previously, the Facebook app was offered by Microsoft.
Microsoft has once again sent out a refresher of all the apps that will be coming in the Universal Windows App format in the near future, in addition to some new apps that were previously missing.
Instagram has announced a couple of new features today, the most notable of which is the ability to upload videos up to 60 seconds in length to the Facebook-owned social network.
The Xbox Store and Windows Store are on the way to convergence, HERE ditches Windows users, Twitter changes looks on mobile, and we rounded up several new and updated apps and games.
This week saw several new UWP apps in the Windows Store, including Instagram (beta) and a web browser, lots of updated apps, and a few glimpses of what we can expect in the future.
While the recent Instagram UWP app has been in the news lately with a public beta, as well as a Facebook UWP app, the latest leak is of a Messenger UWP app. Check out our article to see the video.
Earlier today, Instagram finally made their Windows 10 universal app available to the public as a beta. Check out our hands on video with the new app right here!
A UWP version of Instagram has been released onto the Windows Store. It appears that the app is a port from iOS meaning that it has most of the features that the iOS version has.
It would appear that Instagram BETA just may be coming out of beta soon, as a universal Windows 10 version of the app has been sighted by an Italian blog. The new app is an iOS port.
In an update available this week, Instagram is switching on support for multiple accounts on its iOS and Android platforms. Meanwhile its Universal app for Windows 10 continues to be missing.
Instagram has added a new gesture to its Android app that allows for a long press to bring up an image preview, emulating Apple's '3D Touch'.
Apple has pulled a malicious third-party Instagram app from the App Store. The app 'InstaAgent' was harvesting user credentials by sending them off insecurely to a server owned by the developers.
Microsoft has just announced that Facebook will be bringing its official app, Messenger and Instagram to Windows 10 in the form of Universal Windows Apps in the coming months.
Instagram BETA for Windows Phone has finally received an update, after being neglected for so long. This update comes after the recent reports of the app being broken for some of its users.
If your feed on Instagram BETA app for Windows Phone isn't refreshing, you're not the only one facing an issue. The app currently appears to be broken and there is no word on a fix yet.
Online task automation service, IFTTT, has announced that users will now be able to create recipes that integrate with various Office 365 channels such as OneDrive, Mail, Calendar and Contacts.
It looks like Instagram is finally uploading images at higher pixel resolution after years of sticking with 640 pixels. The updated resolution support is slowly rolling out to iOS and Android users.
Instagram introduced a feature that would allow users to hashtag their photos with emoji. But, it looks like Instagram has banned one perverse emoji making it unsearchable.
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.