A week of praise for the iPhone 5s and a week of blame for it both. And it looks like a distributor has a great tradeback deal in the works, so if you were hesitant about a new handset, this could be your ticket. Plus a great Cupertino employee moonlights for an iconic brand. That and more behind the curtain.
A few new developments in the world of Apple and associated products. Which carrier's making big big promises on your unlimited data, how many people are really into this smartwatch business, and what little goodies are apparently socked away in these new iOS 7 betas? That and more on the flip in this week's hot news.
Are you a visually creative person? Because if you are, then this week's Price Drop is going to knock your socks off. That's not all we've got, but people, we have a ton of camera apps. Or maybe you're more musically inclined? Well, we've got something for you too, so come on board and let's get this art train a-rollin'!
The iPhone 5’s back camera isn’t dramatically different from that of the iPhone 4S, but it’s the little changes that can make a noticeable difference. Not only is the shutter speed 40 percent faster on the iPhone 5, but the lens also offers improved low-light capture with reduced noise. We snapped similar photos with both devices and pinpointed the differences, and many show a worthwhile improvement for what is sure to be everyone’s new favorite point-and-shoot replacement.
Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment family road trip to Disneyland or a random get-together with friends, your iPhone 4 is probably a camera you often grab to capture the moment. After all, it’s always close at hand. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s fixed lens doesn’t give you much creative control, but with an Olloclip in your pocket, you practically have a camera bag full of lenses at your disposal -- without having to carry around a bunch of heavy glass.
We just recently reviewed the excellent 100 Cameras in 1 app, but while it may have 100 cameras...in one, it doesn't have anything quite as awesome as this. Admittedly, this retro-inspired camera filter is only really useful for nostalgia trips, but sometimes we all need a quick 99 cent vacation back to a simpler time. If nothing else, this app forces us all to take a step back and appreciate everything the iPhone 4 camera offers.
By now, you've probably launched the Camera app and taken a few
pictures. Maybe you've even shared these pictures with other people.
Though the built-in camera doesn't do everything your point-and-shoot
does, and it will never have the optical abilities of a DSLR, it has a
major advantage over dedicated cameras: the iPhone OS lets you install
apps that take your pictures and video to another level.
Here are 10 great apps that let you create, modify and share your
images. You probably don't need all ten, as there's some feature
overlap among these apps. Try a few of these to see if your creative
mind enjoys using a variety of tools.