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Apple staff blackout dates hint at 'iPhone 8' launch post-Sept. 17

Apple's anticipated launch of new iPhones —including the "iPhone 8" —should take place sometime after Sept. 17, a memo sent to AppleCare workers …

New Billboard cover features photo shot with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

The cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine —showing Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello —was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus at the request of the …

Don't Use Instagram Filters -- Here's How to Edit Your Pics Like a Pro

In your rush to post the perfect shot of that #sinful stack of pancakes at #brunch, did you thoroughly check that your contrast levels were on point, …

What to expect at Apple's big event

On Monday, Apple executives will don their finest button downs and jeans to unveil the latest Apple advancements that will, as always, change your life.<p>Apple's keynote address, at 10 a.m. PT in San Francisco, will kick off its annual World Wide Developers Conference.<p>Be warned: There will probably …

LG Innotek to be sole 'iPhone 7 Plus' dual-lens camera module supplier - report

LG Innotek will be the exclusive supplier of dual-lens camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 7 Plus," expected to ship this September, a Korean report …

A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs

If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, …

Cameras

Apple moving to 3-year 'major' iPhone cycle, adding complex vibrations to 2017 model - report

Apple will likely be waiting until next year to debut its next major iPhone refresh, treating this year's "iPhone 7" as yet another interim upgrade, …

Rumored 'iPhone 7' design schematic shows size similar to iPhone 6s, bigger camera opening

The base model of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7" will share the same width and height as the iPhone 6s, but use different camera technology, a design …

11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

The original iOS Camera app was so simple, toddlers could master it—and often did. Indeed, there was little more than a viewfinder, a shutter …

I Am an Obsessive Instagram Power User And I Demand a Chronological Feed

Yesterday, Gizmodo and a multitude of other outlets reported on an impending change to Instagram’s chronological photo and video postings. “Watch …

Photos depict dual-lens smartphone camera possibly intended for 'iPhone 7 Plus'

Photos emerged on Monday of a dual-lens smartphone camera, which could be destined for Apple's rumored "iPhone 7 Plus," expected to ship later this …

Instagram to optimize user feeds, show posts out of chronological order

Photo sharing service Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to apply an optimization algorithm to user feeds that, much like the system used by parent …

Streamline your Instagram filters to work smarter, not harder

Instagram power users are all about the filters, typically choosing a few favorites that they use more often than others.<p>Instead of swiping back and forth along the filters row, why not reorder them to put the ones you use most often up front? Better yet, how about deleting the ones you don’t use …

16 Ways to Nail Your Next Instagram Food Photo

Sometimes a great photo comes together in minutes. Other times, it can take an hour of poking and prodding to make sure everything looks just right. …

See how the rumored dual-camera system in the iPhone 7 Plus could work [Video]

A competitor to Apple-acquired camera tech firm LinX has demonstrated the benefits that can be delivered by a twin-camera system like that rumored for the iPhone 7 Plus. A <i>CNET</i> video (below) shows how combining images from two separate cameras can deliver far sharper zoomed-in images compared to the …

Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud updater erases root level Mac data

Adobe has pulled its most recent Creative Cloud update after the version was found to contain an errant script that automatically deletes locally …

Swinging an iPhone Around Your Head Creates a Stunning Bullet-Time Effect

Drones and GoPros have been responsible for some of the most amazing footage of extreme sports over the past few years. But Nicolas Vuignier has come …

iPhone

PROCAMERA update adds solid HDR and low-light improvements

ProCamera has consistently been one of the most powerful iPhone camera apps. How do the new, improved low light and HDR features stack up? [Read more]

iPhone 7 Plus to Boast Dual Rear Cameras: Report

One of the world’s most popular cameras may be about to get a huge leap in tech and quality: a new report says that Apple is planning to introduce …

Mobile Technology

Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

User-facing features -- like the new Night Shift mode -- stole the spotlight during Monday's surprise preview of Apple's next iOS release, but web …

iPhone 101: Easy (and Free) iPhone Remote Shutter Release

Did you know that every iPhone<p>and iPadsold comes with a remote shutter release for the camera? This is a basic iPhone photo tip, but if you haven’t …

Review: Tiffen PHOTO FX is a super editor and filter generator

We take a look at Tiffen Photo fx, a classic iPhone photo app. It really is one of the best photo editors around, and it's free for a short time, so …

CES 2016: Olloclip Debuts 'Studio' Mobile Photo System for Latest iPhones

Olloclip's line of Studio accessories designed to improve mobile photography on Apple's iPhones debuted in mid-2015 on Kickstarter, where the project was successfully funded. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Olloclip is ready to show off its completed Studio mobile photography system and …

This ‘Paper’ Camera is Just 6mm Thin and Shoots Both Photos and Videos

If the only things you care about in a digital camera are novelty and thinness, then the “Paper Like a Digital Camera” is for you. It’s a …

Life In LoFi’s Top 10 Stories of 2015

2015 was a great year for Life In LoFi. We've covered some big stories and reviews. Missed a few, too, but we're basically a two-person shop. Here …

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It

The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight. Viewing the show is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor …

Astronomy

MICROSOFT SELFIE: Microsoft releases a ‘smart’ selfie app

We're not sure what Microsoft is doing in the selfie arena, but they’ve just released Microsoft Selfie, a new app that does a good job of getting a …

7 Must-Read Tips From Ace iPhone Photographers

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Apple offering creative iPhone photography and iPad art workshops worldwide in the new year

Apple will be offering two new workshops at Apple Stores in the new year, <i>CNET</i> reports, each designed to help customers bring out their artistic side. One is geared to creative photography techniques on the iPhone, while the other is about using iPads for sketching, drawing and painting.<p>“We’ll help …

Shooting Fireworks with an iPhone (Updated)

We are approaching one of the best times for shooting off — and shooting — fireworks. I still love fireworks. Every time I see them, I’m in awe with …