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Instagram Pulls Plug on Twitter Card Support

Instagram, a photo-sharing social network for iOS and Android smartphone owners, originally made its images available through Twitter’s Card feature, which displays media right in the Twitter timeline. Unfortunately, Twitter users began to notice earlier today that Instagram photos were no longer showing up in Twitter cards, and Instagram has indeed confirmed that it has disabled Twitter Card support for photos posted to its service. At this time, Instagram images do still show up on Twitter inside expanded tweets, but many reports suggest that these photos are sometimes cropped or aligned incorrectly, forcing the user to visit the Instagram website to see the full image.

Suffice to say, this is not a win for the user.

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Apple Responds To Purple Flare Complaints

It’s been a bitter-sweet launch for the iPhone 5. On the plus side, the initial wave of sales and pre-orders broke every record, with a 60 minute sellout. But since consumers have started to get their hands on the phone, issues have started to pop up. The most notable complaint was Apple’s switch from Google Maps to their own mapping service, which prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue an apology. Then came an iteration of complaints that the iPhone 5 scuffed too easily and that many units were being shipped with scuffs. This prompted a Senior Vice President to respond, saying it was “normal.” The third complaint from many users is that the new iPhone occasionally generates a purple flare in photographs. Apple has responded saying:

“Most small cameras, including those in every generation of iPhone, may exhibit some form of flare at the edge of the frame when capturing an image with out-of-scene light sources. This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle (usually just outside the field of view) so that it causes a reflection off the surfaces inside the camera module and onto the camera sensor. Moving the camera slightly to change the position at which the bright light is entering the lens, or shielding the lens with your hand, should minimize or eliminate the effect.”

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