Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Hashpix

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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Tin It Or Bin It – 2 March 2012 – Hashpix

Newly launched, Brooklyn based Hashpix allows you to buy limited edition photos from the best Instagram photographers.

For photography lovers it’s a great (and legal!) way to purchase cool, creative images, and for the photographers, it’s a great platform to make some extra money and showcase some of their best work. You can choose between three sizes of prints and can turn them into posters, postcards, magnets and anything else that takes your fancy.

Founder Jason Culbertson, said: “These fans love their photos, and the photographers should be able to make money by continuing to do what they do every day.”

Photographers just apply through the Hashpix website and submit photos for sale. If chosen, Hashpix just take 30% of profits after the printing costs, with the photographer keeping the rest.

Not everyone can apply though; photographers need to be an active Instagram user and have a large fanbase who interact with their photos.

Hashpix have started out by selling photos from 12 of the most popular Instagram photographers, but as it grows and builds its members it will continue to add more to its roster.

We think this is a great idea and we can’t wait to see more of the collection as it rolls out.

Hashpix is a Tin It.

Facebook Cover Photo Trouble? There’s Now an App to Help You

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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Tin It Or Bin It – 17 February 2012 – Facebook Cover Photo trouble? There’s now an App to help you

Last month we reported that Facebook’s Timeline will be eventually rolled out to all users.  We, like many others, have struggled to find a really cool, cute or clever cover photo to impress our online buddies. Also any pictures we did decide on didn’t quite fit the rectangular space allocated. So we were excited to hear that there is a free Android app available that saves you hassle by helping you choose a cover photo.

Facebook Timeline Covers:D33P (pronounced Deep) lets you input your own photos or lets you choose from its own gallery of cover art. There is a selection of over 50 cover art to choose from – zombies and dinosaurs can inspire a frightened profile picture for example. You can also take a photo right in the app, while previewing how it will look on your profile.

This app is a lot of fun and there is an option called “seamless mode” that takes a segment of the cover photo to become the profile picture, which means you have one quirky, seamless image.

Some of the new Cover Arts photos installed include special holidays such as Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Australia Day etc.

This app is currently free but will not stay that way for long so if you like the sound of it you should download it while you can. Facebook Timeline Covers:D33P is fun and does what it says on the tin. TIN IT.

Apple introduces personalised snail mail and friend stalking

Friday, October 14th, 2011

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Tin It Or Bin It – 14 October 2011 – Apple introduces personalised snail mail and friend stalking

Apple has introduced a free ‘Cards’ app this week. It allows you to get creative, and design and send personalised, physical greeting cards to all your friends and family, choosing from over 20 template designs.

Buying and sending your postcard or greeting card is similar to buying a song on iTunes. You just enter your Apple ID password and then simply place your order. Apple will then print the card, put it in an envelope and mail it to your loved one on your behalf. Brilliant.

Cards is not an original idea. There are many other websites and apps out there doing the same thing, however this is an Apple app, and with its style and simple design, looks set to refresh and revitalise the crowded greeting card industry.

This is a fun, creative app and we predict it could really take off.

Cards is a TIN IT.

Cards wasn’t the only Apple app launched this week. ‘Find my Friends’ is a location app which allows you to keep tabs on your friend’s location.

We don’t know about you, but if we want to get hold of our friends to find out where they are, we usually just give them a call or drop them a text. This app seems a bit creepy in comparison.

Find my Friends shares your location with your accepted friends, all of the time, which is different to one of the top location apps FourSquare, and not something that is very appealing.

Before you even begin you have to wait about for your friend to accept your request and then, you have to accept there’s back.

Once you are both finally connected, you can click on your friend to see their current location completely in real time. Yet again, this is different to FourSquare, as with the latter, you have to option to ‘check in’ to a place that you think will of interest to your friends. I’m not sure any of our friends, no matter how much they love us, would appreciate a boring update that we are going to the supermarket or just walking home!

This all feels too much like a complete invasion of privacy and a bit pointless. This is not something we will be continuing to use.

Sadly, this app is a BIN IT.


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