The new iPad has come a long way in just two years. With iPad 2, Apple responded to critics by adding two cameras--a low-res VGA one in the front for FaceTime and a disappointing (for still photos, anyway) 0.92 megapixel rear-facing camera. Now, Apple has finally brought iPad into the 21st century of digital photography with a decent 5-megapixel iSight camera. It’s still better for videos than snapshots (especially due to the awkwardness of holding it) but shutterbugs will definitely see an improvement over its predecessor.
I was a little surprised to see this guy waiting for me on my desk this morning. Anyway, here it is! The new Apple TV! It looks...exactly like its predecessor. Even the ports on the back are the same. But it's what on the inside that counts, right?
iPhoto for iOS promises to revolutionize the way photographers manage and edit their photo libraries, particularly for iPad users who have a larger display canvas to work with. Confused about how to get started with iPhoto’s multitouch tools? We’ll help you make sense of them.
Blasting through a series of product updates and announcements this morning in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook wasted no time cutting to the chase by announcing what we all wanted to hear: “The new iPad.”
Now that the firestorm over the Path app downloading a user’s entire address book appears to have subsided, it’s only natural that Apple would be put back in the crosshairs with another privacy gaffe -- and this time, one that gives developers access to your photos.
Big news last week was Mountain Lion's sneaking out the gate without a big hoopedy doo Keynote. There's been little news on that front since then, but there are a few pieces to the puzzle, along with iCloud follies, and a few Apple TV tips (which might just be Apple's next big thing). Let's see what's cookin' in the hot stories this week.
And we're back! It's not as exciting as A Dinosaur's Story from 1993, but it does involve free apps. And who doesn't love free stuff?
What's on the agenda for this week? For you Instagram addicts, which has apparently become the new Flickr for iPhone users, InstaPad is an Instagram gallery for the iPad. Currently, there's no convenient way to really go through an Instagram gallery on your Apple tablet, but Instapad lets you browse through popular photos and snapshots from your friends, as well as follow new people and favorite or comment on photos.
These days, it seems that we spend more time uploading and sharing photos to multiple websites than actually interacting with the people we're sharing with. That is, unless you get on board with an online service called Pixelpipe, which enables you to share content with multiple services.
When you’re out walking and you have a camera, it’s always worth looking out for interesting skies, because you never know when they might come in useful. You don’t have to snap loads – a single sky can often be used to enhance lots of different images.
This is what’s been done here to transform a dull-looking landscape, creating a vivid sunset effect that’s quite easy to achieve. Usually when you blend in a new sky, your first thought might be how to create the right kind of selection, especially if you’ve got a complicated horizon with tricky tree lines, for example.
Digital cameras save a wide variety of shooting data when you take a picture, and it’s embedded invisibly in the image as ‘EXIF’ data. iPhoto can use this in a variety of ways. For example, it uses the date saved by the camera to sort photos chronologically. But there’s a lot more information in there that you can use to find your photos quickly, and without having to resort to manual keywords or albums.