Photography

Instagram adds one-touch sharing to iOS devices

Instagram adds one-touch sharing to iOS devices

Since the original announcement back in March, Instagram users have been unhappy with the upcoming changes. After all, now instead of seeing posts displayed in chronological order, the app will deliver content in the order of its own choosing. However, there is another update coming to the service that might have you excited.

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“Metalens” breakthrough could lead to flat, cheaper lenses

“Metalens” breakthrough could lead to flat, cheaper lenses

There has been a surge of interest in camera sensors and lenses of late, partly because of the equally growing interest in smartphone cameras. But while smartphones are indeed becoming more and more capable in that area, they are limited by the laws of physics and current manufacturing capabilities. One of the hardest to get right are the lenses but inventors, lead by r professor Federico Capasso, may have finally come upon an answer that will yield not not only flatter and cheaper lenses but also better ones that can outperform even those used in top of the line research microscopes.

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Instagram is rolling out reordered feeds throughout June

Instagram is rolling out reordered feeds throughout June

Back in March, Instagram worried its users by announcing plans to reorder their feeds to show them the content its thinks they want to see. This caused a huge, probably unanticipated, backlash from users didn’t want the company to meddle. Instagram had to backtrack a bit, promising that it wasn’t going to do anything drastic and nothing soon. Now the time has finally come whether you’re ready for it or not — in a statement on Thursday, Instagram announced it is rolling out the reordered feeds to everyone.

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Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

Leica says some of its cameras have faulty Li-ion batteries

If you have a Leica camera and have been noticing something funny with how its charge level is displayed, you may have a faulty rechargeable battery. In a recent advisory, Leica said that some lithium-ion batteries made in late 2015 and through early 2016 have a “defective electronic component.” This faulty component could cause the camera to display an incorrect charge level and more.

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Google Photos at 1 year: 200M users, 24 billion selfies

Google Photos at 1 year: 200M users, 24 billion selfies

While it began life much earlier as part of the Google+ social network, it's now been one full year since Google Photos was launched as an individual cloud-based photo storage service. To celebrate, Google has shared some stats on the service to highlight its rapid growth, most notable is a user count of over 200 million, an impressive figure for just 12 months.

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Nexus phones get unlimited “Original Quality” Google Photos storage soon

Nexus phones get unlimited “Original Quality” Google Photos storage soon

Original Quality Photos and Video uploads and backups to Google Photos may be the reason you want a Nexus smartphone in the near future. Google's latest APK for the app Google Photos has mention of a promotion which includes just that - a promo for Nexus smart devices specifically. "With Nexus, back up all you want," says the APK, "Unlimited free storage for original quality photos and videos uploaded from your Nexus device."

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Photoshop gets Content-Aware Crop tool

Photoshop gets Content-Aware Crop tool

I use Photoshop nearly every single day. Most days, I'm just using it for basic tasks like cropping and resizing images to put in articles. Some days I'll use it for editing photos that I've taken for one reason or another. While all of the basic tools are nice, there's one tool that has become my absolute favorite since it was released, and it's about to get even better.

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olloclip 4-in-1 lens lands on the new OtterBox uniVERSE case system

olloclip 4-in-1 lens lands on the new OtterBox uniVERSE case system

When trying to protect our smartphones from accidental falls and bumps, sometimes we're sacrificing more than we're willing to. Aside from adding some amount of bulk, protective cases more importantly close the door to other accessories that need to attach to the smartphone. The not so simple solution to this is to make a case that can be expanded with modules that, in turn, expand the smartphone's capabilities. That is exactly what OtterBox has accomplished with its new uniVERSE case system for the iPhone, and famed lens masters at olloclip are one of the first to jump aboard.

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Manfrotto outs new tripod bags to secure your camera legs

Manfrotto outs new tripod bags to secure your camera legs

If you're anything of a serious photographer, even a digital one, a tripod becomes more than just convenient addition to your toolset. It is a necessity. But unlike your other camera attachments, a tripod isn't as convenient to keep and carry around with you. That is why Manfrotto, one of the leading makers of camera accessories and quite famous for their tripods, is launching a new "MBAG" tripod pag series that promises not just the best place to store your tripod but also the best way to carry it.

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Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker action cam crams 4K, sensors inside

Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker action cam crams 4K, sensors inside

The day has come and Olympus has indeed unleashed a new Tough "TG" action camera, barely six months after it announced the TG-870 back in January. The new Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker, however, is quite different from the brood, aside from not having a number in its name. For one, it boasts of the ability capture 4K video and has as much as seven, yes seven, sensors. But perhaps most unique of all, the TG-Tracker eschews the usual horizontal or square designs of most action cams and embraces a vertical form more reminiscent of handy cams.

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Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker leak: 4K, waterproof, and June launch

Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker leak: 4K, waterproof, and June launch

A new leak suggests Olympus’ anticipated Stylus TG-Tracker action camera will be officially launched next month, and that it will offer 4K video recording, waterproof construction, and more. The spec details follow a leak of several images purporting to show the upcoming action cam, which avoids the typical minimalist stylings of competing models and instead packs a lot of visible features into a relatively small body.

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Bizarre UnReal automated Selfie Stick has fans and lighting

Bizarre UnReal automated Selfie Stick has fans and lighting

Selfie sticks are the sort of thing that many of us find to be very irritating and annoying when people are using them. That doesn't stop the selfie prone folks out there from using them in public and using them frequently. Typically, a selfie stick is a telescoping pole that the user has to unfurl to use, but the UnReal automated selfie stick makes it easier to be annoying.

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