Halide have developed an update to their popular mobile photography app specifically for the new Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone Pro. The latest update includes a tactile lens switcher, allowing for a fast and intuitive way to switch between the Wide, Ultra Wide and Telephoto lenses on the iPhone Pro. What makes this switcher really unique is that once you’re familiar with the menu, you can press-and-flick from the lens button to quickly change lenses. This is a fast, natural way to switch lenses.
Hipstamatic, the company that invented mobile photo filters and one of the oldest app companies in America, celebrates its tenth birthday with a return to retro. The company is launching a new app inspired by its original app tomorrow. Hipstamatic X is an instant film-like camera created exclusively for iPhone. This camera brings all the joy, quirk, and randomness of film photography to your pocket. Why spend hours editing? Never waste another moment swiping filters, pulling sliders, or tweaking effects.
“A decade is a long time, and while we’ve seen loads of photo apps enter and exit the category over the past ten years, Hipstamatic X is a return to what inspired them all. The joy of instant film and the availability of your iPhone are what make this product special,” said Lucas Allen Buick, Co-Founder, “The ‘fun’ of photography has really been drained over the years as we all worry about perfection. The brilliance of a point-and-shoot is that it captures a moment in time and as the photographer you are free to continue to experience those moments without stopping to edit and share.”
Hipstamatic X will be available on October 1st as a FREE download exclusively on iOS. A subscription which unlocks the company’s archive of filters and presets will also be available.
“This is just the beginning of Hipstamatic’s return to retro”, said Ryan Dorshorst, Co-Founder, “Our mission is to blur the line between the new world of computational photography and old-school instant film.”
Hipstamatic X includes a camera bag full of nostalgic cameras from the past, including Pinhole, Tintype, and Fisheye. “Utilizing new technology like depth capture we are able to more accurately reproduce these old photographic techniques,“ said Dorshorst. It also includes a brand-new Eazy™ Camera which harnesses the automagical power of machine learning to pick the perfect photo filter depending on what you are shooting.
Pictures taken with Hipstamatic X have their very own look and unique character; artistic and painted with light and quirk. Hipstamatic images are sometimes surprising and offer a delicate beauty, turning any iPhone into an instant art making machine.
Yesterday, Profoto introduced the Profoto C1 product range. These are the studio lights for smartphones that deliver great light to your images. Connect via the Profoto camera app and you hold the secret of professional-looking images. The lights are small, super portable, and incredibly easy to use together with their new and intuitive Profoto Camera – the smartphone app. When using the Profoto Camera app you can easily choose between creating a more natural or dramatic look in your images. And you can also adjust the color temperature of the flash to match the surrounding light conditions.
Take a look at the videos below to learn more for now and we will have a review on these lights coming soon, stand by for that…
Samsung announced on 5th September 2019, that the Galaxy Fold 5G will be available to buy from 18th September in the UK via an exclusive operator partnership with EE, as well as from Samsung Experience Stores. The device will also be displayed at Samsung KX, Harrods and Selfridges for customers to experience.
In the past the popular pen-equipped Note version of Samsung’s high end Galaxy S series of devices was only available in one size (think XL), however, with the introduction of the S10 Galaxy Note series, the electronics giant has unexpectedly offered two size options. The larger Galaxy Note 10+ has a 6.8 inch display – the largest of any Note to date, while the smaller of the two has a 6.2 inch screen and is more in line with larger version of the Galaxy S10 series.
For those in range of a 5G transmitter two further models, one in each size, will be available with 5G compatibility.
Today, Benro announced the new 3XS Lite Smartphone Gimbal Stabiliser. Small and light enough to fit in a jacket pocket or handbag, the 3XS Lite puts a host of unique features at your finger tips. It features portrait to landscape shift at the touch of a button and can support an additional external battery (both unexpected in a gimbal of its size). It will be an exciting and powerful tool for filmmakers, bloggers and vloggers wanting to capture smooth video footage, and needing to be ready-to-shoot at a moment’s notice.
OnePlus is built around giving users the best possible experience, and the OnePlus 7 Pro is the perfect example – with a stunning 90Hz 6.67inch QHD+ fluid AMOLED display. It’s packed full of new features which are designed around real user needs.
And OnePlus has a strong history of introducing new features to older devices. And that’s on top of promising that all devices will receive two years of Android updates, and a further third year of security updates.
We’re happy to confirm that the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T will all receive the following features:
FNATIC mode. For peak gaming performance, tuning your device by blocking notifications and optimising the CPU for the best gaming experience
Zen mode. For when you want to take time to yourself. Zen mode limits the functionality of your device for 20 minutes
Screen Recorder. Perfect for capturing fast-paced gaming action, or even making a video tutorial
Quick reply in landscape. For a seamless experience when you’re gaming or watching a video
RAM boost. Optimising the use of RAM
Android Q. It’s coming to all four devices
DC dimming. An alternative way to adjust screen brightness, reducing screen flickering at low brightness. Please note, We will introduce this feature in Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 6 and 6T and then evaluate for the OnePlus 5 and 5T.
These features will start rolling out to the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T in the near future.
Huawei’s new Android smartphone is aimed at photography buffs and features a new tri-camera array, or quad-camera, if you include the separate ToF (Time of Flight) sensor that’s used to measure the subject/object distance for AF and the faux-bokeh effects.
We were able to get a P30 Pro in for a closer look.
The Huawei P30 Pro continues its association with the German high-end photo brand Leica, and it’s not just a licensing deal. It is according to Leica a synergistic effort, it’s been designed from scratch; it is not the same triple-camera array as found on the P20 Pro.
Before delving into the camera spec’s, impressive as they are, it’s worth mentioning a little bit about the device itself.
We are incredibly excited today to relaunch our popular Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR), with a difference! As our regular readers will be aware, TheAppWhisperer is a pioneering mobile photography and art website with vast social media channels. We are committed and most of all deeply passionate about mobile photography and mobile art and we have been a leading progressive force in this area for ten years. We are committed to elevating this incredible art form and our progress has been exceptional with additional prestigious titles including BBC, Vogue, DPreview and LensCulture now publishing our unique content based on mobile photography/ers.
It is with huge pleasure today, that we announce the relaunch of this phenomenal section. One that we believe will directly help the mobile photographer and/or mobile artist gain more clarity and authentication of their work. Today, we are launching Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR).
This section will be edited entirely by myself, a professional photographer and photographic journalist of many decades. With a wide range of published work throughout the world.
Each MMPR is entirely original and offers potentially one of the greatest investments you will make in developing your work. Our aim, is not only to offer feedback to enable you to progress but also to help you seek further opportunities with your work. We will do this by creating a bespoke portfolio review. This will be a personal review, unless you would like it broadly published and we will be happy to do so.
We will need to make an administrative charge for this service because I am sure you will appreciate, each review will take considerable time and foresight but we are determined to keep the costs to a minimum. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please follow the directions below, of what is needed and please also select the £100 donation selection at the bottom of this form. We will then add your details to our system and you will receive your written portfolio review in due course.
Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionised the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.
“AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.”
The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronisation. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.”
The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case.
Pricing and Availability
- AirPods with standard charging case will be available for £159/$159 and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
- AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for £199/$199 and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
- Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for £79/$79 on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
- New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com and the Apple Store app.