Posts Tagged ‘android’

Pepper Spray Camera Snaps and Sends a Photo of Attacker to Authorities

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What you see above is a strange conglomeration of technologies that surprisingly makes for a pretty useful end product.

Currently in its crowdfunding stage on IndieGoGo, The Defender is a self-defense tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. As you probably already figured out, the idea is to capture a photo of the perpetrator while simultaneously defending yourself… but it doesn’t end there. Read more…

Google Camera Now Gives Remote Shutter Control to Android Wear Devices

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With the advent of wearable technology, it was inevitable the devices would soon start to integrate into mobile photographers’ workflow. And thanks to Google’s latest update, its Camera app looks to be the first to the punch. Read more…

Sony Slaps Front-Facing Flash On the New Xperia C3, the ‘PROselfie Smartphone’

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It was inevitable, really. With the advent of front-facing cameras, we should’ve known that eventually a phone would put as much, if not more, emphasis on the front-facing camera as the one in the rear.

The new Sony Xperia C3 is that phone. In an attempt to draw in the selfie-addicted generation, Sony’s latest Xperia C3 touts a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a built-in ‘soft’ LED flash. Read more…

Timera Allows Users to Create Then & Now Photographs with Ease on iOS and Android

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Timera 2 is the second iteration of a rather unique then-and-now compositing app that crowdsources photographs from around the globe and allows you to easily document the changes that have taken place in the world around you over the decades.

Through a massive user-generated database of historical images, appropriately geotagged to their location, Timera users can create unique then-and-now photos by overlaying the archive photo with a photo they just took. Read more…

Android L 5.0 Brings RAW Support, Manual Controls and More to Mobile Shooters

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Earlier this week, Google showed off its Android L mobile operating system. The fifth major iteration of the mobile OS, Google has included a number of new APIs in Android L that are going to make mobile photographers very happy. Read more…

Amazon’s ‘Fire Phone’ Comes with a 13MP Camera and Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage

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Today, Amazon showed us that where there’s smoke, there’s most definitely Fire. After years of rumors that Amazon was working on a phone, CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Amazon’s first attempt at a smartphone at today’s event.

It’s called the Amazon Fire Phone and it comes to market with a few interesting, photo-centric features that go beyond the standard camera specs. Read more…

The Picquest Mobile App is Like Uber, Only Instead of a Ride You Find a Photographer

Following in the footsteps of the crowd-sourced transit app Uber and others like it, a new iOS and Android app called Picquest is bringing the same sort of on-demand location-based service to potential photography clients. Read more…

Google Updates Camera App with Aspect Ratios, Still Capture During Video & More

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In a continuing efforts to give its users the best photography experience possible, Google yesterday gave its Camera app a substantial update. The update touts a few new features including a timer, updated panorama modes, still capture during video and more. Read more…

Get 900 Free Amazon Coins for Grabbing These 9 Free Android Photo Apps

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Today only, Amazon is giving away 900 free Amazon Coins (worth $9) for downloading 9 free photography Android apps. Ranging from camera apps to editing apps, the free bundle comes in at $17 worth of Android applications for nothing, plus Amazon Coins that are good for future downloads!
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Flickr 3.0 for iOS and Android Gives The Mobile Experience Its Biggest Update Yet

Today, Yahoo! has announced its biggest overhaul to the mobile Flickr experience yet. Appropriately sporting the 3.0 version name, this new Flickr experience turns what was once an attempt to bring the browser version of Flickr to mobile devices into an entirely new experience that they hope will feel as natural on a mobile device as Instagram. Read more…