Not all users are familiar with their phone’s hardware and specifications. Most of the time, users don’t bother to check them out or even take notice of the many things that their device can do. For tech junkies and hardware enthusiasts, however, knowing what your device is capable of and how you’re using your device is important. That’s where benchmarking comes in.
The Google Play Store is chock full of benchmarking applications that each serve a specific purpose. For those of you who really care about getting hardcore information, here’s an app that is designed to get information about your camera usage.
If you’re a photography enthusiast, [...]
Sony has a brand-new surprise that’ll give Android users plenty of visually enticing photos to drool over. It seems that the Japanese manufacturer has ventured into what seems to be a photo gallery application but turns out to be more than just that.
Officially known as “α” CLOCK for Mobile, this application lets users experience Sony’s new Time-Shift UI on their Android device. The app will present to you various photos of famous landmark destinations, most of which come from the UNESCO World Heritage sites, taken with high resolution cameras that use “α” Interchangeable lenses.
Each location holds numerous photos that were taken during various [...]
If you’re into photography, be it at an amateur or professional(-ish) level, you are probably already familiar with 500px, an online photography community launched back in 2009 and currently hosting over six million photos.
The community’s special Android app, made available in Google Play less than two months back, has done a very good job in bringing the website closer to mobile users, but good enough doesn’t seem to be enough for 500px.
You can therefore now download a significantly updated 500px Android app with “improved performance” and several bug fixes. The user interface is as friendly, beautiful and minimalistic as before, the features have not been [...]
Newer phones often mean better specs, and one of the things that people certainly look forward to are the cameras that phones are equipped with. Some phones are equipped with cameras that beat actual digital cameras, so more and more shutterbugs have started leaving their clunky tools at home and just indulging their shutter-happy finger with their Android devices. The best camera, after all, is the one with us.
Sometimes, when all the right things fall into place, we get the perfect shot and you can proudly show it off to the world without even editing it. And then there are times when things just don’t work in your favor. There’s nothing more frustrating [...]
500px is a photo sharing site where photographers can showcase their work and build portfolios. It gives avid photographers the chance to receive feedback, by way of image rankings, and get some exposure. What makes 500px stand out against Flickr and other photo sharing sites is that it was created by photographers. As such, the primary emphasis is on the pictures, with large images featured everywhere on its website.
Being in development for the last few months, 500px has now launched an official app for Android phones and tablets. The app brings a minimalistic but beautiful interface that, as expected, emphasizes the photographs. Similar to the iPad app, the [...]
If you ever felt the need to control your top-class point-and-shoot or DSLR camera with your smartphone, you are almost in luck, as a new project called Trigger Happy is designed to help you control the camera with your Android smartphone (exactly the same functionality is also offered for a certain Apple smartphone as well, but that’s beyond the purpose of this blog). Trigger Happy is a patent-pending technology that consists out of two major components: a cable that converts the audio signal emitted from your smartphone’s 3.5mm jack into a signal that the camera can use, and an Android/iOS app that acts as a trigger (pun definitely intended). The list of supported cameras [...]
Instagram, the insanely popular photo filtering & sharing app designated by Apple as the “iOS App of the year 2011” will soon also be available on Android smartphones, according to an announcement made at South by Southwest on Sunday by Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom.
According to Systrom: “In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app. It’s crazy”. I honestly believe (and hope) that there won’t be any big differences between the iOS and the Android versions of the app, but I guess we’ll have to wait for Instagram to be released on Android to know for sure. Although no release date was announced for Instagram on Android, according to Systrom, the App is currently in its [...]
There’s nothing more exciting than traveling to different places around the world with your friends and taking great pictures of amazing and breathtaking views. To do that you can use special cameras, but they are too uncomfortably bulky for carrying. Why not use your Android phone instead?
Your Android device, with the help of some app, can be a more portable substitute of a regular digital camera. There are quite a lot of photography apps in the Android Market, but not all of them let you capture panoramic pictures. Thankfully, there are apps like Panorama Pro that would let you capture panoramas without using a special camera.
Using Panorama Pro, not [...]