Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Apple Patent Shows Off Unique Use of OIS for “Super Resolution” Photos

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Coming from Apple Insider is a discovery of an interesting patent application by Apple. The application, aptly titled “Super-resolution based on optical image stabilization” explains in words and graphics a way in which an optical image stabilization (OIS) system can be used to capture a series of images at variable angles, then combine them together to create a high-resolution file.

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Vhoto: An App That Automatically Pulls the Best Photos from Video Clips

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There are times when actually creating and composing a photo are key. But, there are also times – especially to the general population – when just capturing an ‘alright’ photo is hard enough. Here to help solve this problem is a new iOS app called Vhoto, which blurs the line between capturing videos and photos.

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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…

Rumor: Next iPhone to Pack 10+ Megapixel Camera, f/1.8 Aperture and Better IR Filter

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Whether or not you’re a fan of smartphone photography, there’s no denying Apple’s claim that the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. So what does Apple have in store for this ‘most popular camera’ that also makes calls? Some new whisperings from the rumor mill give us a clue. Read more…

Apple Celebrates Thirty Years of Macintosh with Tribute Video Shot Entirely on iPhones

On January 24th, 2014, the Macintosh turned 30 years old. Admittedly, 30 is a rough birthday for most humans, but even though the Mac seemed to take it pretty well, Apple still made sure to celebrate in style by creating a tribute video shot entirely on iPhones in just one day. Read more…

Apple Wins Patents for Removable-Lens iPhone Designs

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For those intrigued by the notion of add-on lenses for smartphones but put off by the bulky design, Apple offers hope with a couple of recently patented designs for swapping camera components on an iPhone without turning it into an unwieldy monster. Read more…

New Apple Ad Touts the iPad as a Creative Powerhouse, Inspires Artists Everywhere

Say what you will about Apple — and there are many people who have a lot of not-so-nice things to say — but the company knows how to put together an ad. From the funny Mac vs. PC commercials of old to this year’s Christmas advertisement that brought many to tears, Steve Jobs vision of standing at the intersection of liberal arts and technology is often brought to life by these ads.

Apple’s newest commercial gives the iPad the same treatment — showing the gadget being used for everything from photography to filmmaking while a monologue about poetry from the movie Dead Poets Society inspires you into a creative frenzy. Read more…

Apple Acquires Startup SnappyLabs, Get Ready for Super Fast iPhone Photography

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Apple might be intent on making high-speed burst mode a ‘thing’ in future iPhone models, given that the Cupertino tech giant just acquired a one-man startup known for building an app that could push the iPhone to 20-30fps burst without sacrificing resolution. Read more…

Apple Awarded Patent for Lytro-like Light-Field Camera System

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A patent filed back in September of 2011 was finally awarded to Apple today, and it has the whole photo world atwitter. That’s because this patent describes a camera system that would use the light-field technology made famous by Lytro to take refocusable images — and it could work inside portable devices such as an iPhone.

That’s right, light-field technology in an iPhone… now you see why everybody is excited over something that is, after all, still just a patent. Read more…

iPhone 5S’ Camera Abilities Shown off in Photos and Video from Fashion Show

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In conjunction with the iPhone 5S debut, Apple also announced that the phone — or more importantly, it’s camera — would be put to the test at luxury fashion house Burberry‘s London fashion show. And now that the show is over, the duo is sharing photos and videos taken with the phone to whet your appetite for the September 20th release. Read more…