Lauren Goode

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SmugMug’s Camera Awesome App: 13 Million Downloads, Android on the Way

One year after SmugMug launched its settings-filled Camera Awesome app for iOS, the company says that the app has been downloaded 13 million times — surpassing even Instagram’s first-year downloads — and that users have shared more than 250 million “awesomized” photos through the service. It also claims two million monthly active unique users. An Android app is coming soon, though SmugMug declined to say exactly when that would launch.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus