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Cult Of Mac’s Awesome 2012 Advent Calendar: Day 12 — KitCam

Cult Of Mac’s Awesome 2012 Advent Calendar: Day 12 — KitCam

One of the better Yuletide traditions is the venerable holiday Advent Calendar, in which each day of December leading up to Christmas is marked off on a special calendar by opening its corresponding door to find a small gift, toy or chocolate squirreled away inside.

This year, we here at Cult of Mac decided we wanted to give our readers their very own Apple-themed advent calendar, filled with the year’s best apps, gadgets, stories and other curios. So each day in December, we’re going to lovingly peel back the door on the Cult of Mac 2012 Advent Calendar to reveal another delicious morsel, something really special that came out this year that we think every one of you should enjoy.

It’s Day 12! That means KitCam, one of the best camera apps for the iPhone.

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Use The Volume Up Button To Take Photos With Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

Use The Volume Up Button To Take Photos With Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

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This may be too basic of a tip for most of you, but there’s bound to be a few folks out there who haven’t heard this one. I ran into someone in real life (gasp!) the other day who hadn’t known that he could hold his iPhone in landscape mode, like a real point and shoot camera, and click the button now located in the upper right of the iPhone to take a photo.

It was like a light went on over his head as soon as he tried this. If you haven’t heard of this great way to take a snapshot, now’s the time to give it a try.

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Facebook Launches Photo Sync For iOS App, Pics Automatically Uploaded To Private Album

Facebook Launches Photo Sync For iOS App, Pics Automatically Uploaded To Private Album

Today Facebook launched its new Photo Sync feature for all users of its mobile applications. So if you have the official Facebook app on your iPhone, you now have Photo Sync. It’s been added to the app without an accompanying update in the App Store.

Photo Sync automatically uploads the pictures you take on your device and stores them in a private Facebook photo album. You can then choose to share, file away, or delete the photos within the Facebook app.

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How To Master Your DSLR Camera And Digital Photography Skills [Deals]

How To Master Your DSLR Camera And Digital Photography Skills [Deals]

The iPhone is fast becoming one of the most – if not the most – used cameras on the planet. But serious photographers know that nothing really beats a DSLR in terms of quality – and any serious hobbyist knows that as well. So if you’re looking to get some superior shooting, then learning how to use a DSLR camera is a must. And for those who already have a DSLR camera, I’m betting that you’r probably not using it to its full potential.

You’re not alone…I’m in the same boat. That’s why this latest Cult of Mac Deals offer is so huge. You’ll get two online courses that will help you achieve DSLR mastery and take your digital photography skills to new heights – and all for just $39!

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Apple Has Reportedly Purchased Video Sharing Startup Color Labs [Updated]

Apple Has Reportedly Purchased Video Sharing Startup Color Labs [Updated]

Once a photo sharing service, now a video broadcasting cool… How will Apple use the brains behind Color?

You know how some ideas sound really good conceptually but end up not panning out in reality? Color was such an idea. The iPhone app received a ton of hype originally with its $41 million in venture capital funding. The premise was to create a location-based, crowd-sourced photo stream from people’s smartphone cameras that was shared publicly for everyone to see. After that idea failed, Color tried to reinvent itself into a photo sharing service by partnering with Facebook. Now the app is positioned as an internet broadcasting tool.

With recent rumors that Color Labs was considering closing its doors, a surprising report today claims that Apple is in the process of acquiring the startup.

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The Man Who Fell From Space Yesterday Used A MacBook In Mission Control

The Man Who Fell From Space Yesterday Used A MacBook In Mission Control

Yesterday, sky adventurer Felix Baumgartner hurled himself out of a 30 million cubic foot helium balloon hovering at the edge of outer space and fell 24 miles down to the earth, making him the first human outside of a vehicle to break the sound barrier. What else is there to say except the man has balls of steel?

Well, maybe this: Felix Baumgartner uses a MacBook. And like everything else he does, he does it like a boss.

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Massive Mixel Update Brings iPhone 5 Support, Ability To Send Real Postcards In The Mail

Massive Mixel Update Brings iPhone 5 Support, Ability To Send Real Postcards In The Mail

Mixel’s latest update lets you send real postcards in the mail.

Mixel, a wonderful collage and photo sharing app for iPhone designed by Khoi Vin, has just received what is quite possibly its best update yet. In addition to support for the iPhone 5’s larger display, Mixel boasts a number of new features, the biggest of which is the ability to send real postcards, including your own photo collages, from right within the app.

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Samsung Changed Cellphone Cable Designs 18 Times In The Last Ten Years [Photo]

Complaining about Apple gypping you by changing its terrible, bulky, hard-to-use 30-pin dock connector for the sleek, double-sided Lightning connector? Then take a look at the alternative from Samsung. One of the few things it didn't copy from Apple was the giant connector, but that's not to say it got anything right.

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The Kiboko 22L+ Is One Of The Best DSLR Backpacks Around — But It’ll Cost Ya [Review]

The Kiboko 22L+ Is One Of The Best DSLR Backpacks Around — But It’ll Cost Ya [Review]

As pro as they come: Gura Gear’s Kiboko 22L+ Camera Backpack

Gura Gear’s Kiboko 22L+ ($379) can gulp down multiple DLSRs, two or three lenses, your multitude of other photo accessories, and oh yeah, a 17-inch Macbook Pro, but still fit in the overhead bin of almost any aircraft in the world.

But its tricks don’t stop there.

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Declutter Your Camera Bag With These Battery And SD Card Wallets From ThinkTank [Review]

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Most camera bags today offer a big pocket or pouch you can use to keep safe your motley crew of memory cards and batteries, but I really hate digging through a man-purse full of photo nicknacks just to find the SD card I need. Worse, in my years as a photographer, I can’t count how many times I’ve misplaced or lost entirely items from my conglomerate of memory cards because I end up just throwing them somewhere in my bag.

The SD Pixel Pocket Rocket (PPR for short, $15.75) and DSLR Battery Holder 4 (DBH 4, $16.50) from ThinkThank Photo aim to fix those storage woes by keeping your ample nacelles and secure disks stored and stashed in their own teensy little wallets.

Hmmpph! Their own wallets? It’s a wacky notion, to be sure — but I think it’s working!

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