ICYMI: This week on iSource [3/28/2014]

It's almost April in the year 2014 and you can finally edit Microsoft Word docs on your iPad. That and Twitter's curious desire to be more like Facebook in this week's ICYMI.

Twitter update adds new photo features, garners user backlash

A new Twitter update rolled out last night, and it has some users wondering if the social network is losing grip on many of the principles it was founded on. The update adds to Twitter the ability to upload multiple photos to a single post and tag other users.

Instagram grows to 200 million users

Instagram has announced a new milestone as the social photo sharing network has surpassed 200 million users. The news comes in the shadow of parent company Facebook’s acquisition of virtual reality gaming startup Oculus Rift.

The internet wins: Turkey’s Twitter ban overturned

A Twitter ban that started in Turkey last week has ended. A Turkish court has issued a stay on the decision to block citizens from accessing Twitter as it reviews a long series of complaints against the initial ruling.

Twitter’s experiment in music discovery has ended

Over the weekend Twitter pulled its #Music app from the App Store, ending the brief run of the trending music discovery service. Twitter #Music will go offline exactly one year after its debut.

Instagram iOS update lets you fine-tune Lux

Instagram’s Lux feature — the little sun icon that when enabled acts as a sort of combo brightness/contrast/exposure/saturation booster — has been tweaked in the app’s latest iOS update, adding a greater degree of control.

Security expert reveals Tinder sharing a bit too much location data

After Tinder was tweaked to stop utilizing a user’s specific latitude and longitude to determine proximity, a security expert discovered that the new location identifier shared enough precise data to easily triangulate the exact location of a potential match’s last known whereabouts.

VSCO Cam gets more social in version 3.0

While VSCO Cam’s Grid has offered users a way to share their photo masterpieces since last summer, the darkroom and imaging app has taken a step toward becoming more social in its latest update. Now in version 3.0, VSCO Cam + VSCO Grid adds a number of improvements, not the least of which is the ability to easily follow friends and fellow photographers.

Hacked Snapchat spam epidemic takes the form of a smoothie

Snapchat users are once again reporting what appears to be an instance of mass spam as the result of compromised user accounts. Snapchat is once again denying that their historically dodgy app has anything to do with it. What’s the real story?

Hackers could use Snapchat to perform DoS attacks on individual phones

Yet another security vulnerability has been uncovered in the popular photo and video messaging app Snapchat. Researchers have discovered a flaw that makes it possible for hackers to perform denial-of-service type attacks on any number of individual users, rendering their smartphone momentarily unusable.