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India gets the HTC One (M8 Eye), Desire Eye, RE Camera, and a few more devices


The latest round of devices from HTC have all made their way to a new region. The One (M8) Eye, Desire Eye, and RE Camera are all available in India. The price for the One (M8) Eye and RE Camera converts to about $634 and $162, respectively. Pricing for the Desire Eye has yet to be announced.

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In addition the the Eye devices, India is getting more handsets that belong to the Desire line. The Desire 820, 820q, and Desire 516C are all heading to India as well.

The Desire 820 and Desire 820q are pretty much the same device except for the processors used. Both have 5.5-inch displays with 720p resolution, 13/8MP cameras, and 2600mAh batteries. The Desire 820 has a Snapdragon 615 proccessor with 2GB of RAM. The Desire 820q, though, has the Snapdragon 410 with 1GB of RAM based on 64-bit architecture.

Finally, the Desire 516C is a low-end device with a 5-inch display with qHD resolution. Inside is a Snapdragon 200 paired with 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is 4GB with a microSD card slot. The front camera is VGA and the back is 5MP. The battery is 1950mAh and the handset has dual-SIM support.

Via: GSMArena

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First Hands-On Impressions of New iPad Air 2: Ultra-Thin, Improved Display, Better Camera

After Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 at its media event today, members of the press were invited to go hands-on with the new tablet. Several sites have now begun publishing their hands-on first impressions of the iPad Air 2, which we’ve gathered up below to provide an overall impression of the new device.

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TechCrunch says that although the iPad Air 2’s resolution is the same as the iPad Air, the display looks better than the previous models. By combining screen components, Apple has made “things look a lot more touchable”. The effect is similar to that of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which makes the display seem like a “high resolution mock-up, rather than an actual display you can interact with and change.”

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Gizmodo notes that Apple shaving off .04 pounds and 1.4 mm from iPad Air makes the iPad Air 2 feel lighter than the smaller iPad mini 3 even though it’s a quarter of a pound heavier than Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet.

Not only is it way, way thinner than the smaller iPad mini 3 — and this will sound crazy — but it feels lighter too. Even though it’s nearly a quarter of a pound heavier, the 6.1mm-thin chassis is so thin and easy to lift with a single hand that it makes the mini seem downright fat by comparison. I feel like I could hold it over my head in bed without any worry of smacking myself. Not something I can say about any other 10-inch tablet.

The Verge has similar thoughts on the iPad Air 2’s thinness, saying it feels like “there’s almost nothing left to take away” and that holding the device is like “you’re holding a screen and nothing more.” The Verge also noted that the new 8 MP camera is much improved over the iPad Air.

One thing is that is definitively better is the new camera, which is now 8 megapixels; it’s a lot faster and shots seemed a lot clearer, at least in Apple’s hectic demo room. Apple made a big deal out of this camera and the interesting apps people are building for the iPad that use the camera; we’ve fought it for years but tablet photography seems to be a thing now.

TechCrunch shares similar sentiments about the iPad Air 2’s camera, noting that the camera improvements are good enough to make some consider the tablet as a worthy camera choice.

The Verge also points out that the lack of a mute switch next to the volume rocker feels like a “casualty of thinness”, and that although users can mute the device by holding down the volume-down button or lock the orientation in Control Center, the lack of the mute switch makes both things less convenient.

Pre-orders for the new iPad Air 2 begin tomorrow, October 17, and will begin shipping next week. Prices for the iPad Air 2 begin at $499 for 16 GB with Wi-Fi.


Doing it wrong: A visual history of awkward iPad photography

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Did you know that Apple hasn’t changed the 5-megapixel camera on the iPad for three models running? It’s probably fair to hope that the company adding something to the tablet’s imaging prowess at tomorrow’s event. That said, is it really true that the best camera is “the one that’s with you,” if said snapper is a 9.7-inch slate? We decided to take a little trawl through some of history’s most notable iPad photography incidents to find out if people really are holding it wrong.

[Image Credit: Michael Sohn/AP]

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LG aims to improve camera in next flagship device


LG certainly made a mark during 2014 with the release of the LG G3, solidly placing it in front of smartphone buyers as a legitimate high-end manufacturer. As the company looks forward to 2015, the bar will be raised. In one area, the camera, LG revealed at the Korea Electronics Show today that it is ready to step up with an improved unit that will include 20.7 MP resolution sensor and an improved optical image stabilization system.

LG Innotek, the group that is producing the new camera hardware, indicates the image stabilization correction angle will increase to 0.7 compared to the 0.5 angle in the LG G3 unit. The larger correction angle means better adjustments can be made for unwanted movement like shaking when users try to capture video or images.

source: Naver
via: G for Games

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New details emerge about OPPO N3 camera


Yesterday a new image surfaced from OPPO showing the new camera for the upcoming OPPO N3 smartphone. This ended lots of speculation and rumors about what form the rotating camera may take. Now the CEO of OPPO released a new image using his Weibo account to share some details about the camera. The biggest news to come from the image is that the sensor will measure 1/2.3-inches in size. This is a sizeable improvement compared to the sensor in the OPPO N1 that measured 1/3.06-inches.

For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have a 1/2.6-inch sensor size while the HTC One (M8) and Apple iPhone 6 have 1/3-inch sensors. In addition to the change in sensor size, CEO Chenming Yong revealed the camera will be a 16MP unit.

According to Yong, OPPO was looking for more than just an increase in the number of pixels captured. They also wanted to improve the quality of the image and improving the sensor size is part of that effort. Between the camera improvements and other rumored specs, the OPPO N3 appears to be on a path to being one of the better devices to hit the market this year.

source: Weibo
via: G for Games

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Scientists want you to find cosmic rays using your phone’s camera

A burst of gamma rays in space

Cosmic ray particles hit Earth’s atmosphere all the time, but finding them is tough; even the most sophisticated detectors can only cover so much ground. Scientists at University of California might just have discovered an easy way to pinpoint these exotic elements, however: the camera on your smartphone. The team’s upcoming CRAYFIS (Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones) app looks for high energy particles hitting the camera sensor on your device as soon it’s both asleep and charging. While one phone wouldn’t collect much data by itself, a gaggle of them would be extremely powerful; 1,000 phones in a square kilometer (0.4 square miles) would capture virtually every particle zooming overhead. They could actually be more effective than existing detection arrays, which tend to oversaturate quickly.

The tricky bit is getting enough people to enlist. The CRAYFIS group is taking sign-ups to beta test its app on Android and iOS, but the odds of getting that many volunteers in a concentrated area could be rather slim for a long time. A comprehensive, worldwide network of detectors would also require a million phones. With that said, it’s not hard to imagine a future where people in densely-packed cities are spotting gamma ray showers simply by leaving their handsets plugged in overnight.

[Image credit: AP Photo/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center]

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Via: Ars Technica



OnePlus sends Cyanogen Camera app to the Play Store


Following the lead of other manufacturers that use the Google Play Store to distribute core apps, OnePlus has made the Cyanogen Camera app that is part of CyanogenMod 11S, the special version of the operating system used for the OnePlus One smartphone, available in Google Play. By using the Play Store, manufacturers are able to push out updates more quickly and easily to end users. This eliminates the need for an app to go through a carrier’s review process to be included in an OTA update, which tend to be sporadic in their timing.

For now at least, the Cyanogen Camera app is exclusive to OnePlus devices, so don’t expect to load it on your phone if you visit the Play Store with some other device. If you just want to check out the Play Store listing or you have a device that can use the Cyanogen Camera or needs to be updated, use one of the Google Play download links below.


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Motorola Droid Turbo (and its 21MP camera) detailed in leaked manual

We caught a brief glimpse of the Droid Turbo late last month, but really: that handful of leaked images didn’t do much to whet our whistles. This time though, something a little more substantive has started making the rounds — the folks over at MotoFirmware obtained the phone’s full Verizon user guide (PDF warning) and have posted it for all to enjoy. The 73-page document confirms among other things that the Droid Turbo packs a 5.2-inch display (though we can’t tell if it’s a Quad HD beast like some rumors have suggested), a 21-megapixel rear camera that shoots 4K video, and the same sort of context-sensitive tricks that the Moto X can pull off. Oh, and that little tease we saw on the official Droid Landing Twitter account? Its not-so-cryptic hints about faster charging have been confirmed too, as the Turbo will come with (what else?) Motorola’s forthcoming Turbo Charger in the box. Not a bad deal, consider everyone else will have to shell out $35 for one.

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Via: AndroidPolice

Source: MotoFirmware (Twitter)

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HTC hints that it’s unveiling an action camera on October 8th

HTC's action camera teaser

Those claims that HTC is making an action camera just got much more concrete. The company has posted both a RECamera teaser site and a video (below) which not-so-subtly hint that the adventure-oriented shooter should launch on October 8th, the same day as HTC’s “Double Exposure” media event. While there aren’t many giveaways in the clip, it shows both a swimming pool dive and a wide-angle lens — this is undoubtedly a waterproof device meant to take on the likes of GoPro. There’s nothing here to confirm rumors that the camera will have a 16-megapixel sensor and wireless networking, but you’ll only have to wait a couple of weeks to get the full scoop.

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Via: Android Central

Source: RECamera

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Manual app brings DSLR-like control to your iPhone snapshots

Thanks to the expanded third-party integration in iOS 8, app developers are able to take advantage of things like extensions for that Photos library. It also allows access to the iPhone’s camera settings, and a new piece of software offers another option for sorting just that. Manual, a $1.99 add-on for Apple’s handsets, allows you to tweak variables in a similar fashion to how you would with a DSLR. There are options for controlling shutter, ISO, white balance, focus and exposure bracketing. On top of all that, a rule of thirds grid keeps compositions in order, a live monitor eyes exposure and a fill flash mode tackles lighting woes. All of that may sound complicated, but the interface is quite simple, so you should be easily making your tweaks in no time — as long as you have the latest version of iOS, of course. Other apps, like Camera+, tackle manual controls too, so you’ll be able to take your pick when it comes to fine-tuning those photos.

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Via: Uncrate

Source: iTunes

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