Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Typeface Made by Taking Long-Exposure Shots of iPhone Streaks in the Dark

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Long exposure photography and light painted letters have been used in many a situation. One of the more elaborate we’ve seen was a massive light-painting proposal we shared with you back in 2011. But what do you get when a graphics designer and self-proclaimed Apple geek decides to use the technique? Well, in the case of Marcus Byrne, you get the typeface known as Phone Streak. Read more…

Instagram Enters the Acquisition Game, Purchases Video App Luma

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It wasn’t so long ago that Instagram was in the business of being bought, but now that the app has the power of Facebook behind it, as Bob Dylan would say: The Times They Are a-Changin’. In addition to the recent update to the company’s brand guidelines that banned the use of “Insta” and “Gram” by connected apps (among other things), the company just made an acquisition of its own. Read more…

Viral Stop-Motion Beard Video Shot Using Only an iPhone and Some Creativity

Here’s a video that should help you transition out of work mode and into TGIF mode with more than a few chuckles along the way. It was put together by Minnesota-based photojournalist Ben Garvin using a stop-motion iPhone app, and has been making the rounds on the Internet as beard and stop-motion lovers unite to praise his efforts. Read more…

Biiwatch: A Wireless Smartphone Camera Remote for Your Wrist

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French smartphone device startup SmartMobilAccessoire is working on a new product called the Biiwatch. It’s a watch-like device that’s worn around the wrist, but instead telling you the time, it’s designed to let you tell your smartphone when to snap a photo.
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Cinemagraph App Flixel Finds an Investor and Fan in Tyra Banks

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In yet another triumph for the “Look, it moves!” school of photography, supermodel Tyra Banks has signed on as a supporter of cinemagraph maker Flixel Photos.
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Hey Apple: Regular People Have No Idea How To Manage Photos On Their iPhone

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I’m serious, they don’t. They don’t know that they don’t, but they don’t. If you grab a co-workers iPhone and they have 2500 photos on the camera roll, then you know they don’t. They’ll just keep taking photos and assume “the cloud” or whatever is backing it up.

For a time, it is.
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Phone Thief Unwittingly Gives Previous Owner a Photo Tour of His Life

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This is Hafid. About 4 months ago, Hafid stole a phone from a German tourist who was vacationing on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Hafid didn’t, however, delete the original owner’s Dropbox app or disable the automatic upload feature.

So ever since the phone was stolen, she has received periodic updates about Hafid’s life in Dubai, which she has kindly uploaded to a Tumblr blog, complete with humorous commentary. Read more…

How to Open Up and Clean Your iPhone 5 Camera

Although cracking open your smartphone and possibly voiding the warranty is never a pleasant task, sometimes it’s necessary. For example, YouTube handyman JerryRigEverything‘s friend recently dropped his iPhone 5 and started getting some serious dust buildup on his front and rear cameras.

In the above video, Jerry shows you how he opens up his friend’s iPhone and performs a quick cleaning job on both cameras to get them shooting good as new. (Note: If you choose to try this at home, you do so at your own risk) Read more…

Leonardo: A Full-Featured Photo Editing App for iOS Devices

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Back in mid-June, Yahoo! purchased Ghostbird and pulled the company’s popular advanced mobile editing app PhotoForge off of the app store. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who purchased the app before it got pulled and you’ve been looking for a suitable alternative, look no further: Leonardo has you covered. Read more…

New Nokia Spot Bashes iPhone 5 Camera

It works for politics, so why not consumer electronics? Nokia has decided to go negative with it’s latest ad campaign, denigrating the quality of the iPhone 5 camera while lauding the photo features in the Nokia Lumia 925.
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