USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham runs down his weekly recap of the biggest tech stories of the week, highlighting the new Instagram feature that's in response to the growing popularity of Snapchat.
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00:03 In case you missed it here's the top tech news
00:05 for the week highlighted by a new -- ramat. Larger than
00:08 expected Twitter popularity. New Mac computers announced by apple and big
00:12 changes that Facebook's mobile app. But let's start with the new
00:15 instant -- apple which is the company's answer to snap Chad.
00:19 He won't actually be released here in the United States until
00:22 fall but it sounds really novel instead Graham says -- will
00:25 be the fastest way to share photos of one threat. You
00:28 open the app snapped a shot and out it goes the
00:31 hitch it can't be saved just likes that Chad. -- --
00:36 Graham wants the -- and New Zealand Singapore South Africa look
00:39 forward here soon. Now that other social network Twitter has been
00:43 under pressure from Wall Street showed growth. And this week it
00:46 did announcing a larger than expected user base of 271. Million
00:50 votes using the service. The company says that's -- 29% increase
00:54 from a year ago. In device news apple unleashed two new
00:58 high end MacBook computers with higher performance stats and prices that
01:02 are still sky high. The entry level thirteen and starts at
01:06 1299. -- with fifteen inch MacBook is nearly 2000 dollars. No
01:11 let's talk about the big changes -- Facebook's mobile. Folks who
01:15 use the -- to chat with -- friends have to download
01:17 the second half FaceBook messenger if they want to keep talking.
01:21 FaceBook could warn folks about this change in April but started
01:24 implementing it this week. And finally the top app download charges
01:28 highlighted by you guessed it FaceBook messenger it apple iTunes. How
01:33 elsewhere Facebook's one billion plus user base don't see -- messages.
01:38 And that's your tech news highlights for the week I'm just