Apple is a huge fan of Snapseed, the mobile photo editor for iPad and iPhone from Nik Software. So much so, in fact, that Apple named it the 2011 “iPad App of the Year.” But Snapseed has an even bigger admirer in Google, which just bought the German company behind the app, according to a report by The Verge. Apple’s iPhone has long been a haven for mobile photographers. For years it was the most popular camera used on Flickr photos. When Instagram arrived with its easy-to-apply faux-vintage filters, it was an almost-instant sensation for mobile, social photography, and it was iPhone-only. Read the full story at Giga OM.
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Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).