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Google+ Photos Adds Auto Awesome Effects And Support For Adjusting Previous Edits

Google-Photos-icon-logoGoogle is kind (or maybe bold) enough to back up all your photos as you take them. Google+ Photos has some solid editing tools to go along with that functionality, and now it’s getting a little better with two new features. You’ll be able to go back and tweak a previous edit, and G+ will also be able to apply filters to your photos as part of the Auto Awesome process.

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Facebook app now lets you untag yourself from photos, perform more functions while offline

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If you were ever tagged in an unsightly selfie or just wish to keep your tagged photos clean, the latest Facebook application update will help you out. In addition to just removing tags from your own photos, you can untag yourself from any other photo. This will save people from some embarrassment for sure.

Another part of this update builds upon a new feature that arrived in May. A lot more can be done while offline. Previously, users could only compose posts while disconnected from an internet connection. Posts would then be published once a connection was found and restored. Now users can hit Like on posts, photos, and pages while without an internet connection. Again, upon returning, the action will be pushed through once back to normal.

Two other smaller updates included are post notifications (toggling on and off) and speed/performance improvements. All welcome additions to the Facebook app.

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Glass firmware updated bringing Glass photos straight to your phone

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Google just launched a new firmware update for Glass, which requires an update for both the eyewear and an update to the MyGlass app. The update allows users to instantly see photos captured with Glass on their phones, where they can share them to their favorite social media platforms.

The updates will also allow users to track their favorite world cup teams, and get updates on scores straight to their phones. Furthermore, the update will allow users to see their parking location, as well as track packages that the user has ordered.

Source: Glass-Community

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Got a Chromebook? Got pics? Good news. Auto-sync to Google+ is now live

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If you’re a Chromebook user with lots of pictures to store, don’t fret.

When you connect your phone/tablet, camera or storage card to your Chromebook, your photos will now be automatically stored to Google+ Photos. Of course the photos will be set to private, so don’t worry about “my eyes only” pics getting out for “other eyes.”

It’s a nice feature for those who don’t want to worry about continuously adding photos to their computers/social networks, and especially those that want to back things up without too much hassle.

While the process of backing the photos up goes on in the background, you’ll still be able to see the progress of the backup with a status bar. You can pause the backup as well.

Source: Google+ Photos

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Instagram 6.0 puts on its big-boy pants, introduces all new photo editing tools

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I’ve been a big proponent of Instagram ever since the service first launched. A social network centered around using photos to share your daily life, it was a great way to get a peek into your friends and families lives visually. There’s no question when Instagram first launched, its main draw was that it was easy for the casual smartphone user to make their photos look great using simple filters, or other light edits. But that’s where the photo editing stopped.

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Today, Instagram is announcing their all new version 6.0, and it’s as big of an update as they come. Typically, photo perfectionist would go into the photo editing app of their choice (Snapseed, VSCO Came, etc.) and make edits, save those edits, then upload that photo to Instagram. No anymore. With Instagram 6.0′s new photo editing tools, users can now make basic edits to their photographs, adjusting the warmth, brightness, contrast, or saturation of their images before they apply filters. What’s more is the photo filters can now be adjusted on their own, giving users the ability to adjust the intensity for a more subdued filter.

There’s still more work to be done

These new options are much welcomed for sure. But there’s still more work to be done. Despite 1080p smartphones becoming the norm nowadays (and quad HD fast approaching), Instagram still only displays photos in a lower resolution. While this may sound perfect for iOS devices, the world has since moved on from sub-720p. I mean, this is a photo app after all. It’s 2014. Would it kill Instagram to up the resolution even a little bit for full HD devices?

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Also, you may have noticed that no matter how amazing your 15 gigapixel Android camera is, photos you’ve uploaded end up looking like they’ve been snapped with a potato. Turns out the Android version of the app compresses images to a hideous, pixel-ie mess, a problem we should note is not present in the iOS version. The result? Your friends and family gloating over how much better the photos they’ve taken with their iPhone 4 look compared to your Galaxy S5.

We’re not sure entirely sure why the favoritism, but even with countless updates, Instagram has failed to do a damn thing about this issue for years now. Until they do something about this — and it’s possible Instagram 6.0 could have fixed this issue — no amount of photo editing or filters will help your Android photos look like anything more than 16-bit.

We’re anxiously awaiting Instagram 6.0 to hit the Google Play Store. You can update as soon as it goes live via the link below.

Download/update on Google Play: Instagram 6.0

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​Google+ for iOS updated to make your photos look better, create videos with them

You don’t have to wait for iOS 8 to edit your photos in the cloud: Google is giving the option to its iPhone-toting users right now. The latest build of Google+ for iOS has been outfitted with the usual assortment of Snapseed-sourced features, including a ton of filters, enhancements and basic crop and rotate tools. Naturally, these edits are stored in Google’s own cloud, so you can continue tweaking images on new devices. The update also gives iOS users access to Google+ Stories — giving you something to do with those newly edited photos.

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Leaked photos of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 show up online

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The SM-T800, Samsung’s upcoming tablet, which will most likely be released as the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, has been unveiled again online in some photos, this time by the FCC.

Lucky for you, we have them right here.

The tablet will have an AMOLED display with a diagonal of 10.5 inches and a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution, and is WiFi only. (A LTE variant, SM-T805 exists as well, as well as a 3G model, SM-T801.)

The CPU is an octa-core Exynos 5420, and there will be a 2MP front shooter, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, and it’ll ship with Android KitKat and Samsung’s Magazine UX.

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LG G3 leaked in gold color option, mystery rear sensor explained

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LG might be looking to follow the golden trend as of late, as a gold variant of their upcoming flagship has just been outed in newly-leaked photos. The photos don’t show us much that we didn’t already see from the countless other leaks available — it has rear facing buttons. It has a glorious edge-to-edge display (which is most likely coming in 2560 x 1440 flavor). It still has that mysterious rear-facing sensor. And it’s gold. Not actual gold, mind you, but you probably already figured that.

Circling back to that rear sensor, the source suggests it’s actually not a fingerprint scanner or infrared blaster as many would think. It’s said to be some sort of assist beam to help the camera focus in low-light situations. It’s something that’s definitely needed on these devices, as their sensors alone aren’t often up to the task of taking the best shots in those situations.

The photos also show the new style LG’s going with for the chassis, which is either plastic made to look like brushed aluminum or actual brushed aluminum. We’ll know for sure by the time LG reveals it May 27th. In the meantime, get up close and personal with the newly-leaked photos above and below.

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Leaked Photos Of The Purported LG G3 Show That the Smartphone Gold Rush Is Far From Over

g3thumbWe’ve steered clear of many of the rumored photos of the upcoming LG flagship refresh, if only because they weren’t very good or very clear. But the latest spy shots from GSM Arena look like the real deal: an “LG G3″ that brings the company’s top-of-the-line phone back in a bigger and more evolved form. Oh, and it’s gold. Very, very gold.

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Compared to the international version of the G2, this phone looks a little bigger and less rounded, and the front façade has been given an overhaul with a case-colored insert beneath the glass screen.

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Cooliris puts all your photos in your hands

With a plethora of social networking sites, you’re bound to have hundreds of photos scattered all over. And while there are numerous gallery apps available on Android, none probably gathers all, and we mean all, of them in a single place like Cooliris.

Cooliris is a photo gallery app for Android, but that would be an overly simplistic way of describing it. It presents photos from a number of sources, which we’ll get to later, in a fancy 3D wall animation. True, it’s a pretty way to look at and browse your photos, but it is merely icing over Cooliris’ real specialty: collating all of your photos, whether stored on your device or in any cloud service, all in one, single spot.

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While many Gallery apps do integrate with social networking sites and cloud services like Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, and more, Cooliris supports even more. You have Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, OneDrive, SmugMug, Weibo, Yandex, and more. It even has support for Evernote, of all things! But more than just display photos you’ve stored or posted on those places, Cooliris’ integration goes even deeper. From its Facebook section, you can browse through your friend’s photo albums and even like those photos without having to leave Cooliris. In Instagram, you can also look through your own feed, the most popular photos, and look through other publicly available posts. And of course, you can still share those photos using the usual Android sharing framework.

Cooliris is now available on Google Play Store, though it is its first Android version so there might be some issues here and there. The app is only compatible with Android devices running Android 4.1 and higher, but availability seems to be quite limited for now.

Download: Cooliris on Google Play Store
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Huawei Ascend P7 set to be announced on May 7th; Several photos of device shown off

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The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans on unveiling their new Ascend P7 Android device on May 7th, but not before posing for a couple screenshots. You can expect a 5-inch 1080p device powered by a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor accompanied by 2GB’s of RAM. As for the camera aspect, a 5MP FFC and a 13MP rear camera will be on the device. The P7 will also have a 2,400mAh battery and comes with 16GB’s of on-storage space, but is expandable via a micro-SD card slot. Check out some of the photos below after the break!


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Friday lifelogging app hands-on: your digital second brain

It’s that day of the week again and what better way to spend it than with something called Friday. Aside from being the title of a controversial monotone pop song, Friday is also an app that collects parts of your digital life into a searchable timeline for fun and posterity.

If you thought that Timehop was cool, then you might find Friday even cooler. Or maybe more intrusive. While Timehop walks you through past photos and, in a recent addition, social media posts, Friday tries to get everything it can grab, be it something done on the Internet or even just on your phone. Initially, you will be asked to log in to your Google account before you can even start using the app. Later on, you can add Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts as further sources, but Google is enough to get started. Once that’s done, however, Friday starts the rather laborious task of sifting through data, whether it be text messages, phone logs, emails, photos, and whatnot.

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Some potential users might be turned off at this point already. Aside from indexing your life’s digital traces, which really takes a long time depending on how much stuff you have stored on your device, Friday actually also syncs this data with developer Dexetra’s servers. Yes, this means that all those pieces of data it scans to build up your lifelog are sent to the company. Dexetra says that this data is used solely for providing search functionality, which is one of Friday’s unique features, and improving its services. It even has an easy to read Privacy Policy accessible from the app’s settings. That said, those with doubts about privacy and security best not go beyond this point.

If you’re still here and managed to let Friday finish its setup, then you will be welcomed to your digital life, the way Friday sees it at least. Friday’s user interface and features take a bit of getting used to, as it does some things quite differently from other apps and has its own strange idiosyncrasies. All relevant sections or pages are accessible from the slide-out side panel. The Home page doesn’t take you directly to your timeline, called your Life Log here. Instead, you have a sort of overview provided by “Cards”. Each card gives you a summary of some aspect or category, like Travel and Communications. Swiping from the right gives more information on the cards as well as giving you the option to have them removed from the Home view. Most of the fun, however, happens in the Life Log view, where most users will probably spend most of their time in.

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Friday’s Life Log view dumps anything and everything in reverse chronological order but still tries to establish some semblance of order. Content types, for example, SMS or music or photos, are sometimes lumped together depending on their time or on their subject matter, like threaded conversations. These are marked by numbers at the top-right corner of the cards and users can swipe sideways to cycle through them. At the very top of the list is the clock, which automatically, but not always obviously, changes its date and time depending on the content currently being show. So best keep an eye on it to keep track of when a particular event happened. Of course, going through them all will be a pain in the proverbial behind, and this is where Friday’s special search and filtering comes in. Unfortunately, this is also the part where it gets a bit confusing.

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For starters, Friday has a search functionality that includes a bit of natural language processing. Enter something like “photos taken last month”, either by typing or by something fancier like Google Voice Search, and it will search for photos in the correct time range. It will even give you some suggestions on how to narrow down your search, like providing you with places where some photos were taken, if the metadata for that exists. You can also search by date by tapping on the clock at the top. You have a choice to search for items on a specific date or use an entire range instead. Another way to reduce your list is by filtering according to type. On the side panel, tapping on the arrow beside Life Log will show a list of content types like Photos, Places, People, Social (if you have enabled Facebook and Twitter), and more.

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The confusion arises from the fact that these “searches” are really, in Friday’s mind, filters. And if users are not careful, their subsequent actions would actually simply be adding a filter on top of another filter, instead of filtering from the total collection of data. This paradigm applies no matter what feature you use, whether text queries, date range, or content type. Here is one example of how this works. First view your entire Life Log then decide the initial filter to use, say, everything that happened within the past 30 days. For this purpose, let’s use the clock. Once Friday finishes filtering, you will see a number to the left of the clock. This number indicates how many filters are in effect, in this case, only one. Now let’s apply another filter, this time by type. Go to the side panel and select Notes. This will display then display all Notes created within the past 30 days and the filter level will now be two. You can narrow down the content even more for as long as there are existing categories. Going back up isn’t as intuitive, however. Users will have to tap on that red number at the top to see the current filters in effect. Tapping on a filter will bring you back to that level or, in the case of Everything, remove all filters.

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Notes, are another unique feature of Friday. They are practically ways to make annotations to your day, adding photos, which are not added to your phone’s gallery, by the way, moods, activities, and more. Practically like a social media status message. In fact, you can even choose to share that on the social networking sites you have connected with Friday. Otherwise, the Notes stay local to Friday.

Wrap-up

Friday is definitely a fun way to go through your digital memories and its rather intelligent search, or rather filter, system definitely puts it above the crowd. The sheer volume of data at its disposal makes it quite useful as a mnemonic app, or as Friday prefers to call itself, your second brain or digital butler. It is almost addicting to go through the past years with Timehop and Friday will probably be even more so. Unfortunately, its data collection system might be terribly off-putting to many in this day and age, and their reasons for doing so are a bit suspect. After all, one can also implement local search functionality, though intelligent search seems to be the core of Dexetra’s technology and business. Friday’s unique way of doing searches, again actually filtering, might be initially confusing, especially when the tutorial doesn’t really emphasize that. A few changes here and there might do a world of good in untangling that mess. There is also no integration yet with fitness accessories and the like, though it could certainly come in the future. Nonetheless, as it is, Friday is a solid and serious contender in as far as lifelogging apps go.

Friday is available for free on Google Play Store with no strings attached. However, if you want to be able to backup everything on Dexetra’s servers and later restore them, plus get access to a future web version of the app, you will have to cough up a dollar for a monthly subscription.

Download: Friday on Google Play Store

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Eyefi’s new service sends your camera’s photos to the cloud as soon as you shoot

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There are plenty of cameras that send their photos to your phone, but you frequently have to transfer those pictures yourself — and it’s another hassle to get the pics to other devices. Eyefi thinks it can solve these headaches by launching its own online service, Eyefi Cloud. If you’re using one of the company’s WiFi-equipped Mobi cards in your camera alongside new Android and iOS apps, any photos go both to your mobile device and Cloud right after you’ve hit the shutter button. You only need a browser to manage your shots, so you’re not stuck if you want to see your photos on a new PC.

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Popular iOS app ‘Frontback’ finally launches for Android [VIDEO]

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Taking photos of yourself has become so popular that even the Oxford dictionary recognizes the word “selfie” as an official word. The selfie craze has helped create hundreds of photo apps, but only a few become popular. One such app is called “Frontback,” which has gained popularity in the last few months on iOS. Today the app was finally released for Android users. What’s all the buzz about?

Frontback is selfies, emoticons, and regular photos all in one. The app allows users to easily take a photo with both the front and rear cameras, then stitch them together. The result is a photo that shows what you’re looking at, and your reaction to it. You can easily tell a short story about what you are currently doing and feeling without saying a word. Instead of just sharing a photo of something crazy with the caption “OMG” you can share the photo and include your “OMG” face.

Frontback allows you to add friends and view their photos in a news feed along with curated “Staff Picks.” The photos can also be shared to your favorite social networks. If you’re looking for a fun way to share selfies this is the app for you. Download it below for free from the Google Play Store.

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Google’s Gmail makes access to your smartphone’s photos much easier

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Google has announced that they are rolling out support in the Gmail web client for users to access all of the photos from their smartphone when composing new messages. To take advantage of the new features, users do have to have the Auto Backup feature for photos enabled on their Android powered phones. When composing a new email message, users can click on the Insert Photo button to be taken to a new dialog. In the past users were given the option of uploading an image from their computer or pasting the URL for a photo. The new dialog box adds tabs for Photos and Albums stored on a user’s account via the Auto Backup.

In addition to easily inserting an image backed up from their smartphone, users can insert an entire album, useful if one has gone through the effort to organize images into albums. Google also says images can be resized in the compose window using dragging handles.

The update will start rolling out today.

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source: Official Gmail Blog

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Dropbox announces Carousel: new gallery app for sharing, organizing, and backing up photos to the cloud

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Dropbox is on a roll. After announcing that they’ll be officially bringing Mailbox to Android devices later today, they’re also announcing their all new gallery app for Android and iOS called Carousel. Because simply dragging and dropping folders into your Dropbox account probably isn’t the best way to keep everything organized, Carousel looks to make this process easier by automatically grouping photos according to when and where they were taken.

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Photos are also backed up to the cloud, stored in their full resolution, and are extremely easy to share with loved ones. There’s even a social aspect where friends and family can comment on photos that have been shared with them, or add a few photos of their own.

We have a feeling Carousel is the fruit of Dropbox’s acquisition of Snapjoy back in 2012. Dropbox says Carousel will be available later today, and we’ll be updating this post later with a Google Play link as soon as it is. Check out the launch trailer below.

Update: Link is now live.

Download on Google Play: Carousel

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letZi: Show friends YOUR photos on THEIR iPhones: Tell your story

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Houdah Software is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of letZi (“let see”) for iPhone and iPad. letZi is a multi-device photo viewer. It lets you show photos to nearby friends. On their own iPhones and iPads. One device is used to present the photos. Up to 4 close-by devices all display the current photo simultaneously. letZi leverages iOS 7.1 “multipeer connectivity” to broadcast photos to nearby devices. No configuration needed.

With iPhone it is easier than ever to take pictures. iPhone is not only a thousand songs in your pocket. It’s thousands of photos ready to be shown to friends and family. Showing photos on iPhone however is not that great an experience. Everyone is leaning over your shoulders, bumping heads, trying to catch a glimpse. Your photos deserve better. With letZi your friends get to see your photos at their best. Full screen. Close up. Without distractions.

It’s like having multiple prints of your photos. Your friends get to enjoy your photos on their own phones.

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The Oppo Find 7 is official, can actually take 50MP Photos

Oppo Find 7 is officialTrue to their word, Oppo today launched their latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find 7, and this is probably the first time we’ve ever said this, but surprisingly, the rumours about it were true. As Oppo alluded to, there will be two versions of the Find 7, both with a 5,5-inch screen. The lesser of the two models will have a Snapdragon 800 (2.3GHz) processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 2,800mAh battery and 1080p display which will retail for $499. The more hardcore Find 7 will instead have the newer Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3,000mAh battery and the vaunted 2560×1440 (2K) resolution display. That isn’t even the good news yet…

Oppo Find 7 is officialPrior to today’s announcement, we were getting some mixed messages about what the Oppo Find 7′s camera would be like; rumours repeatedly suggested the device would have a 13MP camera however photos from the device kept leaking out that could only have been taken with a 50MP camera. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that both these suggestions were true: the Find 7 will indeed only have a 13MP camera, however through the magic of Pure Image 2.0, Oppo’s new image signal processor, the Find 7 will be able to create fantastic 50MP photos (see here for some of the giant leaked photos). It will be able to do this by rapidly taking 10 consecutive photos, then combining the “best” four photos to create the full 50MP image; take that Nokia Lumia 1020!

Oppo Find 7 is officialThe camera will also be able to record videos in 4K resolution (30fps), slow motion videos (100fps) and 32 second long exposure photos. Perhaps most interesting for those of the selfie-persuasion, the front facing camera will be a 5MP affair with an aperture of f/2.0; for those looking for a comparison, the iPhone 5S rear camera has an aperture of f/2.2.

While the Find 7 is definitely an incredibly interesting device, unfortunately it will only be shipping with Android 4.3. The lower-powered Find 7, also known as the Find 7a, will be available sometime in mid April and the more powerful Find 7 will become available in May or June, presumably for sale globally.

What do you think about the Oppo Find 7? Are you considering getting one? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: engadget

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Oppo Find 7 announced as world’s first phone that can take 50MP photos

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Oppo is jumping ahead of the curve today with the announcement of their latest flagship handset. It’s the Oppo Find 7, and it’s being billed as the world’s first phone sporting a camera sensor that can take 50 megapixel photos.

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The sensor itself isn’t 50 megapixels — it’s actually Sony’s 13 megapixel Exmor IMX214. So how did Oppo achieve the feat? The Find 7 does this with a new image processing feature called Pure Image 2.0, which makes the image chip fast enough to take 10 photos in really quick succession.

The phone then automatically selects 4 of the best images and pieces them together to produce a photo that packs in a lot of pixels. 100% crop samples of the photos (courtesy) indeed prove that the camera produces shots which retain a very impressive level of detail, even for objects that are far away.

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And that’s just the start of it. The camera also features 4K HD video recording, 100 frames per second recording for slow motion video, an HDR mode, the ability to shoot in RAW, the ability to shoot video directly to GIF format, and the ability to set exposure to up to 32 seconds. Wowza. We’re not saying this thing could produce DSLR-level photos, but you don’t get features like that in typical smartphones.

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So how about the rest of the phone? It’s equally impressive in all the right areas, with a spec sheet daring to rival any top smartphone on the market today. Note that there are both standard and premium versions of the device. The standard specs will be listed below, with the premium equivalent in parentheses. Here’s the quick list:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p display (2560 x 1440 premium)
  • Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor (Snapdragon 801 with Adreno 330 graphics premium)
  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage premium)
  • 3,00mAh removable battery with VOOC Fast Charging technology — charges up to 75% in 30 minutes
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash; 5.0 megapixel front camera
  • GPS w/ GLONASS, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 152.6 x 75 x 9.2 mm, 171 g

Sitting on top of Android 4.3 is Oppo’s Color OS 1.2, which features decent customization and some interesting gestures for doing things like launching camera, weather and other favorite apps. It’s largely the same as Color OS on the Oppo N1, which you can read more about in our Oppo N1 review.

Oppo Find 7 availability

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There’s no way you can’t want this thing by now, but how can you get it? Well, you can probably rule out the possibility of your carrier offering one, though Oppo will be selling these direct to consumers online starting mid-April (add a month or two for the premium version).

Those in China can find them in local shops starting tomorrow, and it will be available in White and Midnight Black.

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Oppo Find 7 is the world’s first phone that can take 50MP photos (video)

We’ve seen the teasers and we’ve seen the leaks, so it’s about time to see the real thing. Oppo has finally unveiled the Find 7 in Beijing just now, and as promised, this Android 4.3 device really can take 50-megapixel photos! But as with many things in life, there’s a catch here: the sensor is actually a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS, so it’s a software trick. Still, the results we saw earlier were surprisingly good, so read on to check out how it’s done and what the rest of the phone is like. %Gallery-slideshow184804% %Gallery-slideshow184798%

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Oppo Find 7 photos leak days before announcement, shows device and retail packaging

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With just a few days left to the official announcement of the Oppo Find 7, a new set of leaked photos of the device along with the retail boxing surfaced on the web today , thanks to folks over at chinese website, IT168.

The device looks pretty large and similar to the Find 5 except that it rocks a rounded edge but what’s more important is the hardware fixed into this beast. The device is said to come in two variants, both featuring 5.5 inch screen but with different specs. There is one variant that is rumored to come with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. Another variant is said to sport a 2560×1440 resolution display,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM. In addition, past rumors suggests that the rear camera will be 50 MP’s which is unbelievable, but who knows.

Check out the leaked photos after the break.

Oppo is set to officially announce its next flagship smartphone, the Find 7, on March 19th.

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Source: IT168
Via: PhoneArena

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Facebook Android app updated, bringing photos in comments, ability to delete albums, and more

facebook_screenshot_1 facebook_screenshot_2The Facebook app for Android was updated today, bringing a number of new features to the app, especially surrounding photos. The app now allows users to be able to post photos in the comments sections of posts, which has been doable in the desktop version of Facebook for a while now.

The app also now allows users to be able to delete and edit photo albums from their device. You can also untag yourself in photos, as well as upload more than one image at a time. Last but not least, it’s now easier for users to pin and unpin posts to groups.

Facebook seems to be getting closer to rolling out the flat UI to everyone, and some users have reported to already having the new UI. Hit the break for the download link to the updated version of the app!

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Facebook update brings pictures in comments, new photo editing privileges

Folks on the stable release of Facebook are picking up some much-needed app improvements that have been in play on the Facebook beta channel for some time. The updates this time around mostly have to do with photos and photo management, starting off with the ability to post photos in comments on other posts. Further, you can now delete and edit your own photo albums, untag yourself from photos and upload multiple photos at once to a group. Group administrators have new options for pinning and unpinning posts, as well as managing pending and reported posts.

    



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Here is why the Samsung ISOCELL CMOS sensor in the Galaxy S5 is so awesome [VIDEO]

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Samsung’s new 16 megapixel camera in the Samsung Galaxy S5 can capture photos with more pixels compared to the 13 megapixel sensor in the Galaxy S4, but what has the South Korean company done to improve overall performance? The answer is their ISOCELL CMOS technology, which introduces several new breakthroughs in mobile photography that enables DSLR-like photo quality in a sensor thin enough for a phone.

Truth be told, the person presenting the technology in this video throws a ton of terms that may go over a lot of people’s heads, but if you see the type of photos they say you can produce as a result of all that, that’s all you’ll need to know to get excited about the device’s camera sensor. You’ll be able to see the samples Samsung provided in the gallery below.

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Of note is the sensor’s ability to capture lowlight photos with great clarity and quality. Of course, we can’t speak to these claims ourselves without having had a chance to test the device, but you can bet we’ll be looking to do that once the Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the market. Watch the quick presentation above.

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More giant photos still suggest the Oppo Find 7 has a 50MP camera

Oppo Find 7 has a 50MP cameraWith the official launch event in less than 2 weeks now, we’re still getting very mixed messages about the Oppo Find 7. What we know for sure is that there are going to be two variants of the device, one with a more standard 1080p display and the other with a 1440p display, better known as a 2K display. Earlier today, a leak from red dot 21 suggests that at least one of the devices with have a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13MP camera, though this contradicts the suggestions that the device might actually have a 50MP camera which has previously come in the form of a photo. Well, today we have yet another reason to believe the Oppo Find 7 has a 50MP camera, or to be precise, eight reasons.

 

 

Eight more photos have leaked out, which you can check out above, all bearing the resolution of 8160×6120. This massive resolution, which can only be taken by a 50MP camera, has been the basis for the rumour that the Find 7 has such a camera, though it’s definitely a puzzle given all the information we have currently. The only evidence we have is that the EXIF information states that the device which took these photos is the Find 7, but this could easily have been forged. I guess the only way to know for certain is the wait for 11 days till the March 19th event, but for now, we can just enjoy these incredibly detailed photos.

What do you think about these photos? Do you think the Oppo Find 7 could really have a 50MP camera? Let us know what your thoughts are on this rumour in the comments.

Source: News.go.vn via Phone Arena

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[LEAK] More photos of the All New HTC One leak out as well as a Benchmark

photos of the All New HTC OneJust in case you hadn’t already had your fill of photos of the All New HTC One, here are another set of leaked photos for you to enjoy. By now, there’s very little that we haven’t already seen of the device after quite a lot of it was covered in a 12-minute walkthrough video leaked earlier this week, but apparently that’s not going to stop anyone breaching HTC‘s non-disclosure agreement.

photos of the All New HTC OneWhile the photos might not generally be of particular interest, there is one photo which shows the All New HTC One‘s performance on the Quadrant benchmarking software. Seeing as the All New One outperforms the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Xperia Z Ultra, both which possess the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, it’s pretty fair to conclude that the All New One is probably making use of Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the Snapdragon 801. While that’s just speculation, with 3 weeks still to go till the big day on March 25th and the rate at which these leaks are coming, we wouldn’t be surprised if we had a specifications leak in the very near future.

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What do you make of these photos and the benchmark? Does the All New HTC One perform as you expected it to? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: NoWhereElse via Phone Arena

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New Google+ Android app update adds new photo features

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Android’s Google+ app is seeing a big update today that adds in a few new features, all focused on photo editing. It’s a gradual update that will slowly roll out to devices over the next week or so.

One of the new features is a non-destructive editing mode, which now lets users continue editing photos on a device other than the original device that started the editing. A full resolution can be backed up on a desktop, touched up on a tablet, then finished up on a smartphone, and all of the changes can be completely reverted at any time. Before now, if you began editing a photo on a phone, you wouldn’t be able to get the original photo back if you finished editing the photo on a different device like a laptop or tablet. On top of the editing feature is a whole new set of filters and creative tools that borrow heavily from Snapseed.

Viewing photos is also getting improvements, including an “All” view mode that lets you see literally every one of your photos, regardless of where it was backed up from. Currently, extremely large libraries won’t show all photos just yet, but the G+ team is working on getting those functional. There’s also a scrollbar in this mode that lets users quickly go forward or backwards to find specific photos.

If you use Google+ to manage your photos, this update definitely looks like it’s going to be helpful for you. Keep an eye out for your app updates, this one should be showing up over the next few days.

source: Vic Gundotra

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Google+ update is all about photo editing

Google+ for Android has seen an update today, and it’s all about your photos. With several tweaks to the app, users are being gently encouraged into making Google+ their go-to source for all things photography. In a lot of ways, it’s picking up where Picasa left off.

 The most purposeful twist is the editing feature. The app now has a non-destructive editing feature, which means you can start editing on your phone and pick it up later elsewhere. Changes are saved to the cloud in real-time, so you don’t have to tie yourself to one device, or even finish editing before you leave the app. If you decide you don’t like what you’ve come up with in editing, you can revert to the original — from any device.

The photo layou has changed as well, with all photos for all your devices being laid out in front of you. You can also via photos by date with the “All” view, just by sliding your finger up and down a scroll bar. Sounds a lot like iPhotos, but hey — it works. For larger libraries (which you likely don’t have — we’re talking thousands of photos), the photos won’t show as they will with smaller libraries, but google says they’re working on that.

Google has also slapped in more editing tools, with a bit more Snapseed mixed in. We now get one-touch filters like Drama and Retrolux, and editing tools like crop and rotate. the update is rolling out incrementally, so don’t be alarmed if it takes a few days to reach you.

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Photos leaked of Oppo Find 7 after certification

oppo-find-71It’s always fun when we get to see a leaked image of a highly anticipated device before its release. Chinese certification agency TENAA, the equivalent of our FCC, has recently certified the Oppo Find 7. The documentation includes live photos of the device, one of which you can see above. The photos confirm the phablet’s design that had already been leaked.

As a reminder, the Oppo Find 7 will come  in two versions – one with a 5.5″ 1080p display and another  with a 5.5″ QHD (2560 x 1600) screen. According to leaked benchmark scores, both  will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset (four 2.3GHz Krait 400 cores, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM), pack 16GB storage and offer a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. It is still unclear whether they will come with Jelly Bean or KitKat to begin with.

Source: TENAA
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New HTC M8 photos leaked

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There have been a number of rumors about the upcoming HTC M8, as well as some leaked photos. Now some more photos have surfaced, giving away some of the specs of the device.

The photos that have surfaced show that the device will in fact have a dual camera, as well as a dual LED flash. On the front of the device, we can see that there is a lack of hardware buttons, which really comes as no surprise.

The HTC M8 is expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 as well as a 5″ 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and include Android 4.2.2 out of the box.

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