Photo

  • Getty Images sues Microsoft over new online photo tool September 6, 2014

    New York: A new Microsoft product that allows website publishers to embed digital photographs on their sites is a "massive infringement" of copyrighted images, Getty Images claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York. The "Bing Image Widget," released on August 22, gives publishers the ability to create...
  • Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users, aims to keep hackers out of user accounts September 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out of user accounts in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal and will aggressively encourage users to take stricter security measures, CEO Tim cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Apple will alert users through email and push...
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to donate $5 mn made from wedding photos? September 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly received a total of $5 million for their wedding photos that were published in the latest issues of People and Hello! magazines, and have decided to donate the amount towards a cause. The duo got married Aug 23 at the...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak clouds iPhone 6 launch, Apple shares slump September 4, 2014

    New York: Apple shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth. Shares of the smartphone maker slumped 4 per...
  • Should nude photo hacking be considered a sex crime? September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it should be treated as a...
  • Celebrity nude photos leak: Key questions and answers about your files stored online September 3, 2014

    New York: The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and blamed it on intruders who were...
  • Apple admits celebrity nude photos were stolen from iCloud but denies security breach September 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars apparently in response to copyright complaints. However, experts say there...
  • Is Apple's iCloud bug to be blamed for the celebrity nude photos leak? September 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos...
  • Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude photos September 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported. "It's so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you," Lawrence said in a tweet on Sunday. The actress'...
  • Photo: Is this the sweetest photo ever clicked of the delightfully humourous Dalai Lama? August 25, 2014

    His holiness, the Dalai Lama, is known for his child-like nature and deep wisdom. His sense of humour is legendary. When he met a group of Muslim women with their faces and head covered, the religious leader decided to fit in. For a group photo with the ladies the Dalai...
  • Chennai@375: A Madras you will fall in love with all over again. Don't miss these 20 gorgeous, black and white photos of the city over 100 years August 25, 2014

    Indian women volunteers carrying flags parading through the streets of Madras, demonstrating for home rule for India, quaint streets dotted with colonial architecture, a Kalashetra dance teacher correcting the position of the body of one of his pupils at a dance institute in the 1950s - this is a Chennai...
  • A new app that lets you add 3D backgrounds to your photos August 25, 2014

    New York: It is time to jazz up your photo albums with 3D sunsets or other scenic backgrounds on photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Flickr or Tumblr. Just download the latest photo-editing app called "Matter" from Pixite, a digital studio that makes apps for iPhones and iPads. "It is going to help people...
  • Kuddle: A new Instagram-like photo sharing app launched for children August 20, 2014

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding...
  • German soldiers crying after seeing concentration camp videos and the red-smeared iceberg hours after the Titanic sank: 21 black-and-white photos from history you need to see August 18, 2014

    The iceberg that sank the Titanic and German soldiers reacting to videos of concentration camps - 21 photos from history that you need to see today. ...
  • Photo: This couple's engagement photos were photobombed by lightning and this perfectly timed picture has gone viral on the internet! August 17, 2014

    Elizabeth van der Bij is a photographer who runs ENV Photography and she captured this electrifying moment when lightning photobombed her clients Kassandra and Craig's engagement photo. The weather was stormy and heavy clouds were rolling in but the couple continued the photo shoot. It was a combination of luck and...
  • Here's how you can edit photos just by typing the effect you want August 12, 2014

    New York: Struggling with photo editing software? Switch to a new technology that changes weather, time of day, season or other features in photos with simple text commands. With a new computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University in the US, a picture taken in July can be made to...
  • Parents of Delhi gang rape victim decry fashion shoot that evokes attack August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape of a young woman in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who have demanded action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack on the woman on the bus...
  • Do you post photos on Facebook just to get noticed and earn likes? Here's what it tells about you August 9, 2014

    London: If you have the habit of uploading more photos on Facebook to feel noticed and earn more "likes", it is more likely that you may be a "neurotic" than an extrovert. According to a study that reveals your personality via Facebook, extroverts change their profile photos quite frequently while neurotics...
  • Photographer who recreated the Delhi gangrape as a glossy fashion shoot on a bus says 'women's safety campaign backfired' after outrage on social media August 5, 2014

    A photographer who seemingly recreated the gruesome Delhi gangrape incident of December 16, 2012, using male and female models in an upscale fashion shoot on a bus, sparking revulsion on social media, said he was making a point on women's empowerment that horribly backfired. Photographer Raj Shetye's photoshoot 'The Wrong Turn',...
  • Warning: This will make your head reel. Two photographers climbed rooftops in Hong Kong and clicked the world's most vertigo inducing photos August 5, 2014

    Two guys named Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov visited Hong Kong, and took pictures that will give you a nose bleed just from looking at them. "During the last one and a half years, we have visited Hong Kong several times. We have been to so many places and now I...
  • Google plans to separate its photos service from Google+: Report August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is mulling over separating its photos service from its underperforming social network Google+, says a Bloomberg report citing people with knowledge of the matter. This move would make the photos service an independent product which will then be accessible to even users who don't have a Google+...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...
  • Terrorists post photos of mass killing in Iraq June 16, 2014

    Baghdad: The Islamic terrorists who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed on Sunday to "liberate every inch" of captured territory. The pictures on a militant website appear to show...
  • Review: New Instagram tools give users more controls, but take away the simplicity of the app June 11, 2014

    New York: I started using Instagram in late 2011 and was instantly hooked. I have always loved taking pictures but have felt overwhelmed by all the adjustment options offered by apps such as Snapseed and Camera+. Instagram made it easy. After snapping a picture, I could simply add a filter or...
  • Instagram adds more photo editing tools; includes ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation June 4, 2014

    New York: The photo sharing app Instagram is adding editing tools that go beyond the vintage-looking filters that made it popular. The Facebook-owned app said in a blog post Tuesday that users will be able to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and other features of photos they take with their smartphones. The...
  • Want to spruce up your selfies? Here's how May 31, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new algorithm that could transfer acclaimed photographers' signature styles to your cellphone photos. "Style transfer" is a thriving area of graphics research, but standard style-transfer techniques tend not to work well with close-ups of faces, said YiChang Shih, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate student. Shih...
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone shares a 'cute photo' with husband Daniel Weber on Twitter May 29, 2014

    She may have been having a busy schedule, thanks to her films. But the actress knows the importance of spending quality time with her family members. In her recent tweet, Sunny posted a 'cute photo' with husband Daniel Weber. In one of the photos she tweeted, Sunny can be seen...