iOS 8 To Allow Manual Camera Controls In Third Party Apps

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Apple is making a major change in iOS 8, offering developers new APIs which enable access to manual camera controls. This move will allow for expansive manual control through third party applications that would let users to change ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance and exposure. The new AVCaptureDevice APIs allow developer access to previously hidden controls. … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Camera To See Shift To Software Based Image Stabilization Says Analyst

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As Apple prepares to deliver the new iPhone 6 later this year, recent schematics and ensuing case leaks have caused questions about how the company will handle the camera. As we saw in yesterday's video, moving to a iPod touch inspired thin design for the iPhone 6 would offer Apple one of two options for the camera. They could choose to have the camera protrude from the device or make it flush. From the a design perspective, it would be a first to have camera that isn't flush. If they went in that direction, they would be betting on customers accepting the tradeoff in return for an ultra-thin device. According to Sun Chang Xu, chief analyst at ESM-China, the iPhone 6 will feature a camera that is flush with the body, this according to … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Camera App Improves Access, Adds New Shooting Options and Filters

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When iOS 7 hits the streets this fall, the camera app will see major changes, the impact of which should affect almost every iOS owner given the popularity of picture taking. A quick look at Flickr reveals the top three most popular cameras are iPhones that include the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. All of which are scheduled to receive iOS 7. Making a change to the heart that pumps out these photos is a pretty big deal. Read for what you can expect from the new iOS 7 camera app. … [Read more...]

Pimp My Hair for iPhone Review

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Okay, okay, it’s a bit childish to mess with photos of people on your iPhone.  But sometimes, it can be laugh out loud funny and provide some great fun for your friends and family.  App makers Iddiction have created a simple hit which is steadily part of the Top 25 free apps – at least for now.  Read on for our Pimp My Hair for iPhone review. … [Read more...]

I’d Cap That for iPhone Review


I’d Cap That is a comedy app which combines random hilarious sayings with photos of your choosing.  In turn, a hilarious combination is born.  Please note that the app does contain some adult sayings so it’s recommended to be used by those over the age of 17. Much like most apps that employ use of the camera, in I’d Cap That you have the option to take a new photo or choose one from your Photo Library.   Once a picture is selected – tapping Use will bring the same picture up with the funny caption.  Pictures can be chosen from any of your albums, including your photostream collection. Depending on the combination of what’s in the picture along with the randomly chosen caption – the output is hit or miss.  Sometimes it can be … [Read more...]

Facebook Camera for iPhone Review


In the midst of a couple of new Facebook-made apps, Facebook Camera has been born into the world.  Expanding on the sparse camera options available in the main Facebook app, Facebook Camera allows for a few key features that may persuade you to include it as part of your app collection.  Join our Facebook Camera for iPhone review and see if it's going to displace any of your current cameras. … [Read more...]

The App Filter: Best Camera App for iPhone

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The App Store is crowded. There are hundreds of apps for every purpose under the sun. Want to cut through the clutter? On a regular basis, we pick a category and answer the question "What app would you buy if you could only buy one?" Today, we give you our advice on the best camera app for iPhone. Despite its relative old age, one app still stands ahead of the pack for all-purpose photography: Camera+. Though there are better camera apps for one thing or another when it comes to iphoneography, Camera+ should be the first one on anyone's list. It makes the built-in camera app look like child's play, and it does so without getting confusing or over-complicated. If you're comfortable getting around the default camera app, you'll be … [Read more...]

Camera+ Hits Version 3, Rolls Out Major New Features


The insanely popular photography app Camera+ has just updated to version 3.0, and has added a raft of tweaks, changes, new features, and fixes. Chief among them are an overhauled sharing setup, workflows, and a new API so that other apps can play with Camera+. In fact, TweetBot can already take advantage of it. There's a full breakdown of what's new after the jump: … [Read more...]

Weekend Giveaways: Win a free copy of Camera+


This weekend, we are giving away three copies of Camera+ (App Store link), our favorite camera app for the iPhone. To enter, simply comment on this article with a valid email address. Sorry folks, but US residents only due to iTunes restrictions. On Monday, we'll randomly select three people who will win a copy of Camera+, a very awesome photography app. With Camera+ you’re able to use your iPhone to shoot the best photos you possibly can. Packed with several useful features that your standard camera app doesn’t include, your pics will improve the instant you start using Camera+. Photo Flashlight Use the iPhone 4 LED flash as a continuous fill light to improve photo quality, especially for portrait and macro … [Read more...]

Who really got sherlocked by Apple with iOS 5?


Yesterday, many of iOS developers left the WWDC keynote with their heads hanging due to Apple replicating their apps functionality in iOS. As wounded as they are, I have a gut feeling that they're incidental casualties in a much bigger battle. In the Apple developer word, there's the term "Sherlocked" — it's when you create an app, and the Apple rocks up and provides the same functionality baked in essentially destroying your version. It's named after an event that happened with Mac OS 10.2, which shipped with Sherlock 3, killing off Karelia Watson, amidst claims that Apple copied the indie developer's application. Yesterday's WWDC announcement of iOS 5 saw a mammoth rash of Sherlocking. Marco Arment from Instapaper tweeted a single … [Read more...]