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Hisy Helps You Take The Perfect Selfie [CES 2014]

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Cult _of_Mac_CES_2014_80x80LAS VEGAS – Now that “selfie” has officially gone mainstream as the word of 2013, iPhone users are always looking for ways to take a better self portrait. Taking selfies with your front camera is easier, but if you want to use your iPhone’s full imaging capabilities you’ll have to do some weird hand contortions to get the shot framed and snapped. That’s where Hisy comes in.

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Use Your iPhone Like A Polaroid Camera With New Fujifilm Instax Share Printer

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Although the vast majority of us now take for granted being able to carry super powerful cameras around in our pockets at all times, there’s still something joyful about taking a photograph and having it instantly print out, creating a physical artifact of a moment.

Over the last few years, Fujifilm’s Instax series of Polaroid-like cameras have managed to capture that joy in a number of ways, but their newest gadget melds the strengths of the Polaroid with the flexibility of an iPhone.

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Pick A Photo Format In iOS 7 With A Simple Swipe [iOS Tips]

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Want to capture a square image from the get-go, rather than cropping in Instagram later? How about Taking a panoramic photo or a video? If you have an iPhone 5s, you can take a slow motion video, as well.

It’s pretty easy to get these options, though it may not be as intuitive to find. Here’s how.

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Turn Off That iPhone Flashlight Without Even Using The Control Center [iOS Tips]

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve found the included Flashlight–along with the ease of access within the Control Center–to be a fantastic addition to my life. I always have my iPhone with me, which means I always have a quick flashlight with me. I use it to see in my over-crowded closet, behind the sound board at gigs, and into my shed during the dark hours of the winter up here in Alaska. It’s handy.

One thing, though, that’s kind of a pain is turning the thing off. Yeah, you can slide the Control Center up, then tap the flashlight icon to turn it off. But I’m usually trying to manage my phone along with whatever thing I needed from the shed or the closet and those couple of steps can seem like too much.

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Samsung Seeks Better Smartphones As Camera & Mobile Businesses Merge

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Samsung has merged its digital imaging and mobile communications businesses in a bid to create better smartphones. The South Korean company hopes that the reshuffle will lead to better collaboration between the two teams as consumers become increasingly concerned about camera performance when buying a new handset.

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The Universal Lens Kit: The Essential Bundle For All Phones [Deals]

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There’s nothing better than capturing moments as they happen during the holidays season. While your phone’s camera will do a pretty good job of that, wouldn’t it be better if you had a choice of lenses to add some depth and variety to your photos? This Cult of Mac Deals offer bundles three lenses into one package so you cant broaden your artistic range.

The Universal Lens Kit really is the lens trifecta you need to do just that – and Cult of Mac Deals has it for only $23.99. That’s a savings of 65%!

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Did You Know You Can Take A Picture While Multitasking In iOS 7?

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Here’s a pretty nifty feature you probably didn’t know it about in iOS 7: it’s possible to take a picture using your iPhone’s camera while looking at the multitasking screen. Here’s how to try it out for yourself.

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Looxcie’s New Live-Streaming Video Cam Possibly Their Most Attractive Yet

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The big idea behind Looxcie’s video cameras is that they can live-stream video to a variety of audiences (including Facebook) by linking, via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to an iPhone or Android phone running Looxcie’s free companion app.

But unlike the action-oriented $200, 1080p Looxcie HD, which is pretty expensive, or the lightweight Looxcie 2, which is only capable of 480p, the more social Looxcie 3 seems to have found a $100, 720p sweet spot. Plus it looks far less dorky when worn.

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Compose Better Photos With iOS 7 Camera – Use Grid Lines [iOS Tips]

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One of the better ways to compose better pictures when taking them with your iPhone is to turn on the grid lines built into the iOS camera.

Back in iOS 6, you could tap on the options button at the top, and toggle the grid lines on or off. Simple, right? That ease of use is no longer in iOS 7.

Where did the grid lines go?

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Camera+ Update Brings Full Resolution Burst Mode, iOS 7 Filters

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Camera+, one of the best third-party camera apps for iOS — and one of the most supported — has today received its fourth update since Apple released iOS 7. This one delivers full resolution burst mode on devices that are capable of supporting it, plus all of the photo filters you’ll find in iOS 7’s built-in Camera app.

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