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Articles tagged "iphone"
mobileDec 7, 2017 at 18:07
Meet the new Freefly Movi, a handheld gimbal stabilizer designed by cinema stabilization pros for use with the iPhone. Freefly is calling this little beast "the world's most portable, adaptable, and intuitive cinema robot."
Nov 29, 2017 at 16:19
Until now, HEIF images could only be read and edited on Apple hardware. Zoner brings the format to the Windows platform.
Nov 21, 2017 at 17:24
As the saying goes: A photo is worth a thousand words. And if you're sending that photo through Facebook Messenger, your thousand words now look twice as nice after today's update to 4K resolution.
mobileNov 20, 2017 at 18:12
iPhone X owners can already accessorize their new phone with high-quality smartphone photography lenses courtesy of Moment's new lineup.
videoNov 18, 2017 at 17:00
Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Nick Arcivos, who recently created a beautiful cinematic short film in Paris using only the iPhone X, a couple of gimbals, and a few lights. The results are very impressive.
mobileNov 16, 2017 at 20:56
Former Apple Aperture lead developer Nik Bhatt has designed an iOS app called RAW Power that lets you edit raw photos from your professional camera using your phone and tablet.... color us intrigued.
mobileNov 7, 2017 at 15:24
DxOMark has released its iPhone X test scores, and while the phone fell short of the Google Pixel 2 overall, it earned the highest ever Photo category score of 101.
mobileNov 3, 2017 at 17:37
Popular iOS camera app Halide has released a new version with a fully-redesigned user interface made specifically for the iPhone X.
Nov 3, 2017 at 14:44
The brand new Apple iPhone X got a complete teardown from iFixit.com, ranking it on par with the iPhone 8 Plus and Google Pixel 2 XL in terms of 'repairability' and giving us a closer look at the dual camera modules on the front and back.
mobileNov 1, 2017 at 16:08
The free Focos app turns Apple's fake-bokeh 'Portrait Mode' up a notch, allowing you to choose the type of bokeh you're adding, customize diaphragm shapes, and focus your photos after the fact.
mobileOct 31, 2017 at 14:30
The Apple iPhone X is still a week away from hitting the streets, but photographer Chase Jarvis has one! Here's the very first hands-on field test of the new iPhone X, complete with a few sample shots.
mobileOct 30, 2017 at 19:22
A developer at Google has discovered that any iOS app could secretly use the iPhone camera to record images and video in the background once it's been given permission to access the camera.
mobileOct 25, 2017 at 15:27
Portrait Lighting, which was introduced with the iPhone 8 Plus (and soon-to-be-released iPhone X), lets the user add a variety of simulated lighting effects to portrait images. Here are two tutorials that show you how to use it.
mobileOct 18, 2017 at 15:50
The aptly-named 'Nude' app automatically detects NSFW images on your iPhone, moves them to a protected vault and deletes the original files in the camera roll and on iCloud.
mobileSep 29, 2017 at 15:57
If you're holding out buying the iPhone 8/Plus in favor of the iPhone X, you might be waiting a while. According to several trusted reports, manufacturing issues could lead to severe shortages on launch day, November 3rd.
videoSep 27, 2017 at 18:36
Filmmaker Matteo Bertoli recently put the iPhone 8 Plus through its paces on a cinematic 4K shoot in Los Angeles, and the resulting footage really impressed him.
mobileSep 22, 2017 at 17:01
With the iPhone X coming out soon, the title probably won't last, but the iPhone 8 Plus is officially the best smartphone camera DxOMark has ever tested, and the iPhone 8 is second.
Sep 15, 2017 at 22:14
The announcement date is set! Google will reveal their next generation Pixel phones—their response to Apple's shiny new iPhone X—on October 4th. Let the smartphone camera wars begin.
mobileSep 12, 2017 at 19:45
While the iPhone 8 models look like straightforward upgrades to the 7 series, the iPhone X comes with an edge-to-edge display, Face ID and a dual-cam with dual OIS.
mobileAug 31, 2017 at 14:45
The SanDisk iXpand Base combines a 15W charger with a built-in harddrive, and offers up to 250GB capacity to back up your iPhone while it charges.
Aug 30, 2017 at 14:24
This poor cricket reporter is making the rounds online after he tried to pass off his iPhone calculator as a "light meter." Too bad the light was good enough to spot his gaff...
Aug 29, 2017 at 19:37
Portrait photographer Philippe Echaroux tried to capture professional-looking portraits using just an iPhone, flashlight, and Big Mac box from McDonald's... seriously.
Aug 9, 2017 at 13:59
The overhauled Cascable app features support for Fujifilm and Panasonic cameras, new or improved features, and switches to a new pricing model.
mobileAug 4, 2017 at 14:30
The Apple HomePod firmware leak has revealed more information about the video capabilities of the upcoming iPhone models, and it looks like Apple is going to seriously upgrade the phone's front-facing camera.
mobileAug 3, 2017 at 16:55
According to information that was found in the source code of the Apple HomePod firmware, Apple's AI technology might be implemented in the iPhone camera to optimize camera settings for specific scenes in real time.
mobileJul 31, 2017 at 14:55
Vic Gundotra was essential in Google's early Android efforts, but nowadays he says he would never use an Android smartphone for photography.
Jul 24, 2017 at 16:41
Photographer Alessandro Barteletti shares the story behind his National Geographic Italia cover, shot with a 10-year-old DSLR and an iPhone flashlight.
Jul 24, 2017 at 15:02
Fast-growing Chinese flash brand Godox is teasing a brand new flash trigger... for smartphones. The Godox A1 is a 'phone flash system' that can act as both flash and 2.4GHz trigger.
mobileJul 17, 2017 at 16:32
At $200, the Olloclip Filmer's Kit is a pretty good deal compared to the pricing of the individual parts, and worth a closer look for mobile photographers who shoot with the latest iPhone generation.
mobileJul 14, 2017 at 13:44
Just like a real disposable camera, Gudak for iOS comes with a tiny viewfinder, 24 shots on a film roll and 3 days of waiting before you get to see your images.
videoJun 30, 2017 at 18:52
YouTuber Marques Brownlee reveals the truth behind those ultra-cinematic, gorgeous looking 'Shot on iPhone' ads that seem too good to be true.
Jun 29, 2017 at 21:26
The iPhone was a turning point for digital photography—simultaneously revolutionizing the industry and bringing much of it to its knees. Today, the iconic device turns 10 years old.
Jun 14, 2017 at 18:31
The Chief Executive of Wistron, an iPhone supplier, told reporters that the 5.5" device coming later this year will be both waterproof and support wireless charging.
videoJun 8, 2017 at 14:59
After previously concentrating on still images Apple's latest commercial showcases the iPhone's video mode by combining several clips that were shot by iPhone owners.
mobileMay 31, 2017 at 18:17
Available now, Halide aims to occupy the space between Apple's basic stock camera app and more advanced options.
mobileMay 15, 2017 at 12:31
The Shiftcam system for the iPhone 7 Plus is built around a shock-proof case and a sliding lens module which allows for switching between telephoto, wide-angle, fisheye and macro options.
mobileMay 12, 2017 at 13:26
Apple's new 'How to shoot on iPhone 7' website offers a series of videos that explain the iPhone 7 camera features and how to use them to achieve specific image results.
mobileMar 21, 2017 at 18:12
Apple's new 9.7" iPad is meant to replace the iPad Air 2 and offers upgraded processor specifications. Proceeds of the limited edition (Product) Red iPhones go towards charitable causes. Read more
mobileMar 13, 2017 at 19:07
The LuMee Duo is an iPhone case with integrated LEDs on the front and back, offering a brighter and softer illumination than the phone's built-in LED flash. Read more
mobileFeb 21, 2017 at 19:04
According to an analyst report, the upcoming iPhone flagship model will come with a technology that combines 2D images captured by the front camera with depth data from an infrared module to record 3D information. Read more
mobileFeb 17, 2017 at 19:09
Apple's upcoming iPhone could do away with the Touch ID fingerprint reader and introduce 3D-facial recognition with a front-facing laser scanner as a security feature to Apple smartphones. Read more
mobileFeb 13, 2017 at 20:08
Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more
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