Rest of the Day: Prisma for IOS Is Now Offline
Prisma , the popular filter app that makes photos look like real works of art, is now offline on iOS. In the past, the app relied entirely on cloud processing, but that meant performance depended on recurring server bottlenecks as well as your phone’s data connection.
- Now you can use the app no matter how many selfies are bombarding your servers or your cellular connection is poor. Initially, not all filters will be available and they intend to update the Android version with the same function soon. (Of course, it’s interesting that they were able to implement their magical “neural network” algorithms on a simple iPhone. Future!) [Engadget]
- In other news, Instapaper was acquired by Pinterest. There won’t be any immediate changes for users – they literally say “nothing changes” in their ad, but some are skeptical . [Instapaper and Gizmodo]
- Not all contacts are friends. Facebook is testing a new feature in Messenger that will allow you to add contacts without adding them as friends on Facebook. [Buzzfeed]
- Samsung has announced the expiration date of the milk. They are shutting down their music streaming service on September 22nd. [Samsung via Forbes ]
- Facebook is also testing autoplaying videos with audio on. Currently, all videos in your feed and puppy feed are off by default, obviously because it would be a soundstage nightmare otherwise. They are currently experiencing a nightmare in Australia. [Mashable]