If you want to see just how much Apple dominates the mobile video arena with its iOS platform, look no further than a new report citing the company’s devices making up 80 percent of mobile video views -- with Android coming in a distant second with the remaining 20 percent.
They say the best camera is the one that’s always with you -- and for most of us, that’s likely to be an iPhone. And in the case of the iPhone 4, Apple included a very capable 720p HD video shooter -- provided that you know how to get the best results from it.
It only takes 5 minutes to go from 2011 back to circa 1968 with a new $1.99 iOS video app called iSupr8. That's how long a 1:30 video clip spends in iSupr8's "Development Room," where the app works its magic and turns raw video into something with color tones and "film jitter" that will remind people (well, people old enough to remember, at least) of the 8mm movies popular during the waning decades of the last century.
Being able to record HD video with an iPhone or iPod touch is quite amazing, but each minute takes up an average of 80MB, so it won’t take long to fill your device’s storage capacity. Since it’s far from realistic to record everything you see, you’ll hope to press the button just before something amazing happens… but more often than not, by the time you hit Record, the moment will be lost.
Whether your iPhone is on Verizon or AT&T, one thing is for certain -- it shoots amazing 720p HD video. Unfortunately, Apple has hindered our ability to share such video, but thankfully some enterprising third-party developers are quickly filling this gap. The latest is Thwapr, which promises to share up to 30 minutes of video with a free cloud-based service.
With its improved video and still photo capabilities, an excellent selection of writing applications and generous amount of screen real estate, the iPhone 4 is a device that gives journalists all of the tools they need to develop and push out a story from the field in a timely manner. That's exactly why The New York Times has furnished their whole stable of writers with one of the handsets.
Stable, flexible and easy to use, WordPress is an obvious choice for those who blog for a living or just want to keep their family up-to-date on what they've been up to on the other side of the country. With a multitude of plug-in options, themes and the ability to host your published blog on WordPress' servers or one of your own choosing, the platform is nothing but win for writers who want to get their content online quickly and with a minimal amount of fuss. The latest update of the app--version 2.6--introduces the ability to record video on your iPhone or video-equipped iPod touch, and then upload it to a WordPress blog. Now that's classy.
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.