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Olympus' $700 Stylus 1 compact tempts enthusiasts with 28-300mm constant f/2.8 lens

After watching Sony rejuvenate its compact lineup with the RX-series, Olympus is having a go as well with its latest effort, the Stylus 1. It looks to be a step up from last year's Stylus XZ-2, bringing a more DSLR-like form factor and new 1.44 million dot EVF. The fixed lens is also markedly …

Photo basics: creative exposure techniques

Steven from the Australian Centre for Photography walks us through using the light meter and the exposure triangle together to achieve creative …

BlackBerry Messenger Coming to Android and iOS on September 21, 22

BlackBerry today announced the launch dates for BBM for Android and BBM for iOS: September 21 and September 22, respectively. Previously an exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and Apple’s App Store this weekend.<p>The timing here is of course …

iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

What I like and what I don’t like about the new Apple iPhones

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>From manufacturing processes to marrying elements of user experience with hardware components, Apple(s aapl) …

BlackBerry Messenger iOS App Being Reviewed By Apple For Past 2 Weeks

BlackBerry Messenger is still being vetted by Apple, but could still be arriving on iOS devices soon. According to 9to5 Mac, a BlackBerry representative tweeted out that the app was submitted for approval two weeks ago and now the company is waiting to receive the word to push it out to millions of …

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks. Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

Report: Android malware problem is getting worse by the hour

Earlier this year, we saw a report that said there was a 163% rise in the number of malware-infected Android devices in 2012. As shocking as that figure might be, we have a new report now that says the problem has blown up even further.<p>According to a recently published report[1] from networking …

Apps

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

Can BlackBerry move past 'solid ground' to recapture past glory?

ORLANDO, Fla.--If there's one message BlackBerry wanted to convey at its annual confab, it's this: "We're back."<p>"It hasn't been that easy, and there's still a lot of work to do, but man, have we reached solid ground with this company," CEO Thorsten Heins said during his keynote address at …

Mobile Technology

How to hack apps into multi-window mode on Galaxy Note 2

Even better than the S Pen, and all its genius trickery, the option to have more than one app open at once on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2's gorgeous …

Five Beautiful Camera Straps For the Discerning Photographer

With the rise of vintage appeal and retro looks, there was also a parallel stir in the photo accessories market. Suddenly, we began to see an …

Canon Introduces a Virtual DSLR Website to Help Beginners Learn the Basics

If you’re just starting out in photography, there are a lot of resources out there to help you understand the basics before you just jump in. And …

Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Digital cameras and zoom lenses go hand in hand. When shopping for your new camera, chances are one of the first features the salesperson mentioned …

The Camera quality ranking from Stiftung Warentest (Germany). In Stock at Amazon on Sunday.

That is the ranking of the sever testers form the German “<b>Stiftung Warentest</b>“. As you see the Panasonic Gh3 ranked as current best DSLR+Mirrorless …

Photographs of the Poor Filipino Children of “Smokey Mountain” in Manila

My name is Chris Rusanowsky, I am a 22-year-old freelance photographer based out of Los Angeles, California. In February of 2012 I took a trip to …

Tips for Capturing Better Landscape Photos

Regardless if you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, for many of us, our first love is landscape photography. There’s just something so magical …

How To Get The Most From Your Lenses

These days, camera lenses are available in every shape and size and to fit every budget. From the most basic kit zooms to exotic professional primes, …

Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some …

Review: Olympus 75mm f1.8 Lens

2012 has been quite a year for Olympus, beginning with the release of their incredibly exciting and postively reviewed OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds …

Instagram May Soon Turn Paparazzi Into an Endangered Species

In recent years, photographers — and particularly photojournalists — have had to compete more and more aggressively with the everyday Joe and his …

Android malware now being used to target political activists

Image credit: Wikinotica<p>As much as we would rather not report on yet another Android malware scare (we think security issues are overblown and that any platform is vulnerable, anyway), this one seems to be a first in the Android ecosystem. Security researchers have discovered what may be the first …

Human Rights

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a Mac-oriented Web site, MacFan suggests that the next-generation iPhone will take the stage at a Apple event on Thursday, …

Apple

Hackers Attack Activists Through Their Androids. Is Apple Next?

Kaspersky Labs reports that the first malware to specifically target Google’s Android mobile operating system has been discovered (hat tip for Silicon Beat for reporting it).<p>Here is what Kasperksy said:<p>Several days ago, the e-mail account of a high-profile Tibetan activist was hacked and used to …