Android Users Now Have Instagram…Much to The Hatred Of Apple Fans.

Earlier this week Android announced that the much anticipated Instagram app is now readily available for their users. Instagram is an application primarily used on Apple iPhones which allows users to: ‘Take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram’s own.  A distinctive feature confines photos into a square shape, in homage to both the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras.’

Of course not everyone was celebrating the launch of Instagram for Android, in fact such was the first world fury of some proud Apple fanboys they took to Twitter to vent their spleens.

The entire sorry collection of nerd rage can be read HERE.


Afternoon Doubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Lucy Liu will play Dr Watson in American TV Sherlock Holmes series called Elementary…surprisingly this isn’t a joke – (Empire Magazine)

Great story about infamous punk band MC5 playing at a Catholic high school back in 1969 – (Just Kill Yourself)

Wikileaks and Anonymous have teamed up to publish some fascinating information about an intelligence firm’s dirty little secrets – (Wired)

Apple nerds get themselves in a tizzy over a picture of a cargo plane which may or may not be full of iPad 3s – (9 to 5 Mac)


WTF! The Met police ‘loaned’ Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, a horse! – (The Guardian)

Of course there’s an obligatory Twitter account now For Rebekah Brooks’ horse – (@RebekahsHorse)

Google doesn’t take it’s own advice – (College Humor)

Google’s new privacy settings may breach EU data protection laws – (N Europe)

Siri Doesn’t Understand Scottish Accents.

Technology is a wonderful thing, that is unless you happen to be Scottish, (which we are by the way, you got a problem wae that, eh? eh?), and an iPhone user.

Turns out Apple’s latest product is proving to be a right pain in the hoop for users in Scotland who are failing to reap the benefits of Siri, a personal assistant application exclusively used on the iPhone 4S, simply because it doesn’t understand Scottish accents.

As the video above demonstrates something is lost in translation between the user and the voice activated software, even when the user slows speech down and accentuates clearly. Granted James McDonald, the UI/UX designer from Scotland, who’s featured in the video does have a slightly thick accent but then so do Welsh, Irish and certain Northern English users too. We’ll just have to wait and find out how competent Siri is dealing with those dialects.

Looks like Scottish comedians Iain Connell and Robert Florence were way ahead of their time.


Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Apple threaten to sue a small German cafe whose logo happens to feature an apple – (Gawker)

Blunt cards – They’re cards which are about as subtle as a breeze block to the face! – (Website)

Divers find a 38 year-old plane wreck off the coast of Portugal – (Telegraph)

In the most non-surprising news of the decade Lindsay Lohan will pose nude for Playboy for $1M – (The Superficial)

A trailer for Frankie Boyle’s very first graphic novel comic.

10 mythical creatures you don’t know about but should be very afraid of – (Flavorwire)

Retired heart surgeon saves policeman’s life after his throat is cut in public – (Mail Online)

An anonymous donor has put up a £1,000 reward to catch the f@cker who shot a swan in the head with an air rifle 14 times – (BBC Scotland)

The Kid from Jerry Maguire turned 21. WTF have we been doing with ourselves? – (Film Drunk)

Juggling two Rubik’s Cubes in one hand and solving a third with his other.