Redmi 1S Camera Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in its Price Segment

Redmi 1S Camera Review: The Best Smartphone Camera in its Price Segment    

The Redmi 1S is the newest entry to the hot and happening budget smartphone market in India. At Rs.5999 (~$99), it is cheaper than its competition like Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 and Micromax Canvas Unite. In spite of that, the Redmi 1S carries much superior hardware specs to any of these smartphones, and that includes the Camera. The Redmi […]

     
 
 

The Best Chrome Extensions for Photographers and Enthusiasts

The Best Chrome Extensions for Photographers and Enthusiasts

Not only aimed at photographers, but also perfect for photography enthusiasts, there are plenty of extensions for Google Chrome browser that you could use. Being a great modern browser, Google Chrome offers a wide array of apps, add-ons, plugins and others for organizing and editing your pictures. If you are one of the many Chrome users, there are several amazing […]

     
 
 

Top 8 Selfie Apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

Top 8 Selfie Apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

The word selfie started to be used in 2002 as a short version of the self-portrait. It shouldn’t surprise you much to learn that the inventors of “sunnies”, “traino” and “breakie” were the same who came up with “selfie”. That’s right; I’m talking about Australians – they are responsible for the birth of this word, as it first appeared on […]

 
     
 
 

Vhoto for iPhone Magically Unearths Interesting Still Photos from Videos

Vhoto for iPhone Magically Unearths Interesting Still Photos from Videos

There are some pretty awesome photos hidden in those videos you take often with your iPhone. There have been apps like StillShot which helps you dissect the video frame-by-frame, and choose that single frame which captures the moment perfectly and convert it into a photo. But that’s still a lot of work. Enter Vhoto, a new iPhone app that uses […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Google Camera (Android): Ok, Google, But Why Only KitKat?

Daily App: Google Camera (Android): Ok, Google, But Why Only KitKat?

There are times when even the greatest companies take decisions that leave you scratching your head. And Google’s decision to release a new version of its camera app for Android devices is one that has us doing just that. Do not get us wrong – we love the simplicity of the camera app on the Nexus and Google Play edition […]

     
 
 

Daily App: The Wider Image (iPad): Did News Stories Ever Look this Good?

Daily App: The Wider Image (iPad): Did News Stories Ever Look this Good?

If you associated Reuters mainly with breaking news, here’s an app that will open your eyes. Wide. The Wider Image (yes, it gets the Most Appropriately Named App Award if one indeed exists) does have a news element to it, but in its approach it is more National Geographic than your news daily. The effort here is to tell narratives […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Waterlogue (iOS): Photos to Paint, in Seconds

Daily App: Waterlogue (iOS): Photos to Paint, in Seconds

More people might be dabbling less and less with watercolor and paintbrushes these days but that has not lessened their fascination for the pictures that have been made by hand rather than snapped by a camera. Which is the reason for the popularity of a number of photo-to-picture conversion apps like Paper Camera and Cartoon Camera. However, the results of […]

     
 
 

10 Most Impressive Tripod Mounts for Smartphones

10 Most Impressive Tripod Mounts for Smartphones    

Mounting a smartphone to a tripod can be difficult and risky – the phone might slide and fall, it may not fit properly, etc. Taking a picture without mounting it is also complicated, as your fingers can easily cover the lenses and you always need both your hands. With this issue in mind, a variety of companies all over the world […]

     
 
 

The Next Big Thing in Smartphone Camera: Image Refocusing

The Next Big Thing in Smartphone Camera: Image Refocusing    

The MegaPixel race is far from over, but there’s something really interesting happening in the smartphone camera space which is worthy of your time, unlike the mindless MegaPixels race. Image Refocusing. This was made popular by Lytro a couple of years back with their light field camera. Though the camera didn’t sell in millions, the concept was a roaring success. […]