February 28
Is 'fixabilty' a factor for your next tablet purchase?

See which tablets scored best on iFixit.com's repairability scale. 

Filters range from vintage to futuristic and can be applied during video upload.

Samsung tells us to be ready for Galaxy '4'

Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S4 in two weeks.

An Instagram feed you have to follow: @muradosmann

Photographer's feed is full of images of his girlfriend leading him around the world. 

Live from Mobile World Congress

Updated: We've got our hands on the latest smartphone and tablet tech in Barcelona, Spain.

YotaPhone: Two screens for the price of one

YotaPhone combines a conventional 4.3-inch LCD screen with an E-ink display to create a less battery-hungry smartphone.

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z tablet

Sony's new Xperia Z tablet looks like a desirable iPad alternative for Android users.

February 27
Toshiba shows-off Lytro-style Light Field module for mobiles

Toshiba Semiconductors has been demonstrating a sensor module for mobile phones that allows Lytro-style refocusable images. The company promises 2MP images from an 8MP sensor and is already working on a version with higher-resolution output. However, there's reason to believe such cameras would be even more prone to the drawbacks we identified in Lytro's camera. Click through to find out more.

GIF photo booths could be next party trend

PHHHOTO animates the photo booth. 

We get a closer look at what HTC is calling 'ultrapixel' technology at MWC. 

Binary pixel sensor tech to boost smartphone image quality

Tech promises better dynamic range and low-light capture for mobile devices.

Rambus unveils 'Binary Pixel' sensor tech for expanded dynamic range

US technology company Rambus has unveiled 'Binary Pixel' sensor technology, promising greatly expanded dynamic range for the small sensors used in devices such as smartphones. Current image sensors are unable to record light above a specific saturation point, which results in clipped highlights. Binary Pixel technology gets around this by recording when a pixel has received a certain amount of light, then resetting it and in effect restarting the exposure. The result is significantly expanded dynamic range from a single exposure. 

Adobe's advanced image editor Photoshop Touch is now available for smartphones. 

Social photo sharing giant says 100 million use app monthly.

University puts Android smartphone into orbit

A satellite with a Google Nexus One smartphone was successfully launched into space.

Morpho software aims to improve smartphone photos

New software betters image stabilization and HDR processing, can create a dramatic focal range. 

February 26
Hands-on with the Asus Padfone Infinity

From MWC: a closer look at the Asus Padfone Infinity phone/tablet 'transformer.'

New device takes photos with a flat, 'fully transparent' polymer sheet

Touch-free interface responds to gestures alone.

Mozilla to release its own mobile operating system

Firefox OS will debut on Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphone.

DxO tech to boost mobile imagery with better color, steadier video

DxO Labs expands its electronic image stabilization and color correction to smartphones using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.

Hands-on with the ZTE Grand Memo

We went to ZTE's launch of the Grand Memo at MWC and had a closer look at world's first Snapdragon 800 smartphone.

Adobe updated Raw support for Fujifilm X-Trans tested

The latest release candidates of Adobe Camera Raw (7.4) and Lightroom (4.4) include improved demosaicing logic for Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor cameras, including the flagship X-Pro1. We found previous ACR versions struggled with fine detail and color accuracy, so were anxious to re-process our X-Pro1 files in ACR 7.4 RC. Is this the update X-Pro1 owners have been waiting for? Have a look at our results.

Adobe posts Lightroom 4.4 and ACR 7.4 release candidates

Adobe has announced 'release candidate' versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4. As usual, the latest near-complete versions add support for recent cameras. What makes this release especially significant, however, is improved support for Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor models, including the X-Pro1 and X-E1. The Lightroom update also corrects a series of bugs present in the current version of the software. As usual, release candidates are considered well tested but not final.

February 25
Ethics of prize-winning photo debated

A controversy over photojournalistic ethics and integrity has sprung up over the accusation that Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin misrepresented both the subject and context of an award-winning image. An image purporting to show a gun-wielding former Marine corps sniper in a rough neighborhood is actually of a former photojournalism student in a safe neighborhood. Was this simply poor record-keeping or a deliberate fabrication? Read on for more details.

LG unveils new smartphones in its Optimus series

The MWC announcement reveals different Optimus series devices.

Pentax Ricoh discontinues K-01 K-mount mirrorless camera

Pentax Ricoh has moved its K-01 K-mount mirrorless camera to the 'discontinued' section of its website after just 12 months on the market. The unconventional-looking K-01 used a full-depth Pentax K lens mount but relied on contrast-detection AF, rather than the phase-detection systems for which all autofocus K-mount lenses have been primarily designed. Designed by Marc Newson, the K-01 was one of the most unusual-looking cameras we've ever tested. Click through for more details. 

Sony makes Xperia Tablet Z official worldwide

New 10.1-inch tablet offers up to 64 GB of storage and a 1920x1200p display.

Hands-on with the LG Optimus G Pro

We have a closer look at LG's new 5.5-inch 'phablet,' the Optimus G Pro.

Phase One releases Capture One Express 7

Phase One has announced Capture One Express 7, the latest version of its enthusiast Raw image processing tool. A stripped-down version of Capture One Pro, Capture One Express 7 gains features including HDR processing, lens correction and digital asset management tools. Express doesn't support tethered shooting, but images can be viewed remotely and wirelessly using either the Capture Pilot iOS app or a web browser on other devices. Capture One Express 7 will cost $99/€69 with discounted upgrades. Click through for the press release and more details.

Nokia announces four new smartphones at MWC

The Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 offer Windows Phone 8 OS at affordable price.

Hands-on with the world's fastest smartphone: the Huawei Ascend P2

We have a closer look at Huawei's new high-end smartphone, the Ascend P2.

Just Posted: Sony NEX-3N hands-on preview with samples gallery

Just Posted: Sony NEX-3N hands-on preview with real world samples. We've had a chance to use and shoot with a NEX-3N and, now that Sony US has announced the camera, we can publish our look at the latest model. The 3N is the fourth entry-level NEX camera and the smallest so far. Despite this, it includes most of the features of its predecessors. We look at what has been added and what it lacks, compared to last year's NEX-F3.

Sony US announces SLT-A58 DSLR and NEX-3N mirrorless cameras

Sony US has announced the Alpha SLT-A58 and NEX 3N cameras, five days after they were announced in Europe. The A58 replaces both the A37 and A57, helping to simplify the company's lineup. Meanwhile, the NEX-3N gains a compact-camera-style zoom lever and a smaller body than its predecessor, the F3. Both gain a lock-on focus mode and Auto Object Framing mode. The SLT-A58 will cost around $600 as a kit with the 18-55mm zoom, while the NEX-3N comes with a 16-50mm power zoom lens for around $500.

Sony US launches Planar T* 50mm F1.4 and 70-400mm F4.5.6 G SSM II

Sony US has announced the Zeiss-branded Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM and 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lenses, alongside a redesigned DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II entry-level kit zoom. Both have already been announced in Europe. The lenses will ship from May 2013 at retail prices of around $1500, $2200 and $220 respectively.

Sony US introduces Cyber-shot WX300, HX300 and TX30 compact cameras

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot DSC-WX300, DSC-HX300 and DSC-TX30 compact cameras in the US market. The HX300 is a 20MP 50x superzoom with a 24-1200mm equiv. lens. Meanwhile the WX300 is an 18MP Wi-Fi compact superzoom with a 25-500mm equiv. lens. The tough, waterproof, card-style TX30 offers a 26-130mm equiv zoom. The WX300 will cost around $330, while the HX300 and TX30 will have retail prices of $500 and $350 respectively.

February 24
Samsung launches Note 8.0 tablet

Samsung launches 8-inch Note 8.0 tablet as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad Mini. Update: now with hands-on images.

February 23
Destination wedding photography part 2
Chris Mann's tips on planning, pricing and shooting a destination wedding (part 2 of 2). In this part we'll look at how photographing a wedding in a tropical destination differs from more temperate locations.
Destination wedding photography part 1
Chris Mann's tips on planning, pricing and shooting a destination wedding (part 1 of 2). In part one we'll look at the practical, legal and financial side of shooting overseas.
February 22

Kickstarter project promises more accurate results with a diffusion dome for your phone.

Nikon and Microsoft sign Android-based camera patent deal

Move is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices.

Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue

Nikon has released a service advisory for its D600 digital SLR, addressing dust and dirt accumulation on the camera's sensor. Based on user complaints, Nikon has belatedly acknowledged that dust removal 'may be difficult using normal measures' and advises customers to contact their nearest Nikon service center if they experience this problem. Service centers will examine and service such cameras 'as needed.' Click through for more details, and links to the service advisory.

Chromebook Pixel to debut intelligent photo app

Pixel users will have first go at app that offers instant upload of full-res images to G+ and intelligent selection of your best shot.

Nikon and Microsoft sign patent deal over Android-based camera

Nikon has signed a licensing deal with Microsoft to cover the use of patented technologies in its Android-based cameras. The deal is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices, claiming patent infringement. Despite free access being one of the founding ideas of Google's Android operating system, Microsoft has been increasingly successful in convincing manufacturers of Android devices that they need to strike licensing deals for some of its technologies.

New tech can create 'more realistic or enhanced lighting' on mobile photos.

Just posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review updated with lens data

We've updated our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review with an additional page of lens data, brought to you in collaboration with DxOMark. The RX1's headline feature may well be its 24MP full frame image sensor, but the fixed Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens is an equally crucial part of its imaging chain. We've added a full set of technical lens measurements to our review to illustrate how it performs, presented in our unique data widget. You can also see how it measures up against the best 35mm lenses available for SLRs.   

Sigma USA announces price and availability of DP3 Merrill

Sigma USA has announced the price and availability of its DP3 Merrill large sensor, fixed lens compact. The camera will be available from March 2013 at an estimated street price of $999. It is nearly identical to the earlier DP Merrill models featuring the familiar 15x3MP APS-C Foveon X3 sensor, but with a 50mm (75mm equiv.) F2.8 lens. In the UK, meanwhile, the DP3 Merrill will be priced at £799.99 (the same as the DP1 and DP2 Merrill models).  

February 21
Flickr for iOS gets more social

Flickr's latest update for its iOS app includes volume snap integration, better lightbox resolution.

320-gigapixel photo of London is the world's largest panoramic photo

A 320-gigapixel image taken from top of London's BT Tower has set the world record of the largest panoramic photo. It breaks the previous record set by a 281-gigapixel electron micrograph of a zebrafish embryo taken in 2012. The London image was shot by panorama specialists 360 Cities and is made up of 48,640 individual frames. To get an idea of just how large this photograph is, BT says if it was printed at 'normal resolution' the photo would measure measure 98 x 24 metres.Click through for pictures and more information on the hardware used to make the image. 

Nikon posts sample images from new D7100

Nikon has just posted a small 6-image sample gallery from the new D7100. The D7100 is a 24MP, APS-C DSLR that does not feature an optical low-pass filter on its sensor. Theoretically, this should increase detail resolution. As well as an unconventional sensor, the D7100 offers a 51-point AF system and a 1.3X crop mode in stills and video capture. The images that Nikon has posted were taken in .NEF Raw mode with the D7100 fitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR.

Will you pay $125,000 for Canon's Mixed Reality headset?

Canon’s Mixed Reality headset will be available on March 1st.