photography

Apple acquires SnappyLabs for quick-shot photography

Apple acquires SnappyLabs for quick-shot photography

This week the folks responsible for picking up companies at Apple have made a purchase - the SnappyLabs group responsible for quick-shot photos in iOS devices. This app was titled “SnappyCam” and can still be accessed for a short time - if you’re rooted. As for the real-deal app on the iTunes App Store, you’ may very well be out of luck. Until Apple incorporates the app’s abilities into their own naive camera app, that is.

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Panono Panoramic Ball Camera tips Indegogo goal ahead of CES

Panono Panoramic Ball Camera tips Indegogo goal ahead of CES

Just today the folks behind the Panoramic Ball Camera known as Panono have reached their goal of a cool $900k in their crowd-funded venture through Indegogo. This means the team will be able to move forward with producing the product, starting with those people that contributed the prerequisite amount to purchase their own unit through the project.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Galaxy Camera 2013: evolution battle

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 vs Galaxy Camera 2013: evolution battle

We'll be seeing Samsung's second generation Galaxy Camera soon, and very soon. The company has revealed this week that the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 will be appearing at CES 2014 next week - until then, we'll be able to give you a full rundown of this machine's specifications. Blink and you might miss the changes inside, but this device's outward appearance certainly brings a start to the setup.

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Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

The same service you’ve been using with your smartphone for several months is hitting the desktop world this week with Google+ Auto Backup. This software ships - strangely enough - with the newest version of Picasa, uploading your photos automatically from a certain directory to your Google+ social networking account. This service works with photos that are 2048pixels on their longest end unless you’d like to devote Google Drive space to the effort.

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Panono panoramic ball camera breaks 100 megapixel point

Panono panoramic ball camera breaks 100 megapixel point

With little doubt of its ability to shine in the face of the massive amount of non-unique cameras in the field, the Panono throwable panoramic ball camera has, this week, been revealed to be working with 108 megapixels of shooting power. This is the first time a consumer camera has broken the 100 megapixel point - or gotten even close to it, as it were. It’s all added up with an array of shooters, the ball capturing one single massive photo in a single stitched-together shot.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

Samsung Galaxy S 5 to headline ISOCELL camera quality boosts

This month a couple of big changes in the way Samsung operates are set to have direct influences on how the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will be delivered. Just this November an analyst day event showed off the next big thing for Samsung's line of smartphones in a sensor that'll be placed in at least one headline device - undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S5 (or S 5 if you prefer). This unit is a 16-megapixel ISOCELL Sensor with 1.12um pixels and rolls out with wide dynamic range and auto-focus as well.

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