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Is 'fixabilty' a factor for your next tablet purchase?
14

See which tablets scored best on iFixit.com's repairability scale. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Vimeo adds filters to 'enhance' videos
10

Filters range from vintage to futuristic and can be applied during video upload.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Samsung tells us to be ready for Galaxy '4'
10

Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S4 in two weeks.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
An Instagram feed you have to follow: @muradosmann
54

Photographer's feed is full of images of his girlfriend leading him around the world. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Live from Mobile World Congress
0

Updated: We've got our hands on the latest smartphone and tablet tech in Barcelona, Spain.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
YotaPhone: Two screens for the price of one
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FEATURED

YotaPhone combines a conventional 4.3-inch LCD screen with an E-ink display to create a less battery-hungry smartphone.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z tablet
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FEATURED

Sony's new Xperia Z tablet looks like a desirable iPad alternative for Android users.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
GIF photo booths could be next party trend
6

PHHHOTO animates the photo booth. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hands-on with the HTC One
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We get a closer look at what HTC is calling 'ultrapixel' technology at MWC. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Binary pixel sensor tech to boost smartphone image quality
0

Tech promises better dynamic range and low-light capture for mobile devices.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Adobe Photoshop Touch now for Android and iOS smartphones
19

Adobe's advanced image editor Photoshop Touch is now available for smartphones. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Instagram hits 100 million active users
31

Social photo sharing giant says 100 million use app monthly.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
University puts Android smartphone into orbit
2

A satellite with a Google Nexus One smartphone was successfully launched into space.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Morpho software aims to improve smartphone photos
0

New software betters image stabilization and HDR processing, can create a dramatic focal range. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Hands-on with the Asus Padfone Infinity
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FEATURED

From MWC: a closer look at the Asus Padfone Infinity phone/tablet 'transformer.'

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
New device takes photos with a flat, 'fully transparent' polymer sheet
10

Touch-free interface responds to gestures alone.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Mozilla to release its own mobile operating system
0

Firefox OS will debut on Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphone.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
DxO tech to boost mobile imagery with better color, steadier video
0

DxO Labs expands its electronic image stabilization and color correction to smartphones using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Hands-on with the ZTE Grand Memo
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FEATURED

We went to ZTE's launch of the Grand Memo at MWC and had a closer look at world's first Snapdragon 800 smartphone.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
LG unveils new smartphones in its Optimus series
0

The MWC announcement reveals different Optimus series devices.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Sony makes Xperia Tablet Z official worldwide
2

New 10.1-inch tablet offers up to 64 GB of storage and a 1920x1200p display.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Hands-on with the LG Optimus G Pro
0
FEATURED

We have a closer look at LG's new 5.5-inch 'phablet,' the Optimus G Pro.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Nokia announces four new smartphones at MWC
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The Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 offer Windows Phone 8 OS at affordable price.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Hands-on with the world's fastest smartphone: the Huawei Ascend P2
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FEATURED

We have a closer look at Huawei's new high-end smartphone, the Ascend P2.

Monday, February 25, 2013
Samsung launches Note 8.0 tablet
7

Samsung launches 8-inch Note 8.0 tablet as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad Mini. Update: now with hands-on images.

Sunday, February 24, 2013
Luxi turns your smartphone into incident light meter
42

Kickstarter project promises more accurate results with a diffusion dome for your phone.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Nikon and Microsoft sign Android-based camera patent deal
0

Move is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Chromebook Pixel to debut intelligent photo app
3

Pixel users will have first go at app that offers instant upload of full-res images to G+ and intelligent selection of your best shot.

Friday, February 22, 2013
MIT's new chip promises 'professional-looking' photos on your smartphone
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New tech can create 'more realistic or enhanced lighting' on mobile photos.

Friday, February 22, 2013
Flickr for iOS gets more social
2

Flickr's latest update for its iOS app includes volume snap integration, better lightbox resolution.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Will you pay $125,000 for Canon's Mixed Reality headset?
10

Canon’s Mixed Reality headset will be available on March 1st.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
A smartphone, a DSLR and 40 weddings photographed in one day
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Photographer Kevin Kuster shares his experience shooting 40 wedding portraits in one day.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lion attempts to snack on GoPro camera
4

Spectacular footage from photographer Chris Bray shows a lion trying to eat a GoPro camera.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Can new capacitor make xenon smartphone flashes more popular?
7

Xenon flashes are brighter than LED but not common on super thin mobile devices. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Google Drive updates with photo previews and video streaming
1

Google Drive's Android app now allows for view streaming, meanwhile photo navigation will become easier on the browser. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Levitation photography made simple with Snapheal
0

Photographer Luke Sharratt has paired with Snapheal to show the desktop app in action. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013
59% of top brands are on Instagram
0

More top companies are using Instagram to reach customers. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Google shows the view behind Glass
24

Video gives a user perspective of Google's wearable interactive camera.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Aquatic drone splashes around while taking photos
2

The Ziphius camera is controlled by and Apple or Android mobile device.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Videos wanted for International Smartphone Film Festival
0

The event, hosted in Seoul, South Korea, calls for short smartphone movies from around the world.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3D printing pen lets you build your own sculptures in thin air
2

The 3Doodler is now available for preorder through Kickstarter.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Ubuntu shows off tablet operating system
8

Video shows founder Mark Shuttleworth walking through the new tablet interface.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Nvidia announces high-powered chipset and new mobile photography software
1

The new tiny quad-core processor for smartphones will run always-on HDR and tap-to-track focus.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Samsung launches Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Camera
3

Samsung has launched a Wi-Fi only version of its Galaxy Camera.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
LG may have more in store at Mobile World Congress
0

The South Korean company is poised to announce new products at next week’s event.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
HTC One: Is it the ultimate camera phone?
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A new sensor approach, fast F2.0 lens and optical image stabilization make the HTC One 2013's most interesting camera phone so far.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Eurostar makes a tablet for the ladies
14

The $163.56 device comes in pink and is preloaded with apps for yoga, cooking and shopping.

Monday, February 18, 2013
India, Instagram and a smartphone
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Smartphone is ideal tool for documentary photography while traveling internationally.

Monday, February 18, 2013
LG releases Optimus G Pro in Korea
0

The 13-megapixel smartphone has a 5.5-inch display screen.

Monday, February 18, 2013
Sarah Jarrett takes top spot in Mobile Photography Awards
24

Helen Breznik named runner-up for MPA Photographer/Artist of the Year.

 

Friday, February 15, 2013
Pheed app will further fuel your social networking addiction
3

Another social networking option lets you share multiple photos and video. 

Friday, February 15, 2013
What BlackBerry users' low data consumption may reveal
5

A new study from Actix reveals BlackBerry users are conservative data consumers -- we look at why.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Smartphone portraits: 6 tips from MPA finalist Alfred Pleyer
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30-year veteran photographer started shooting with his Samsung Galaxy S3 less than a year ago.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Apple patent aims to make blurry images history
14

The latest from Apple’s patent mill hopes to make iPhone images clearer.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
HTC teases photo of new 'M7' smartphone
0

The Taiwanese manufacturer’s latest offering will be announced on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
What makes the Microsoft Surface Pro tick?
37

 iFixit looks inside the Pro version of Microsoft's first tablet.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
10 outstanding mobile photographers named finalists in annual awards
10

One will be named MPA Photographer/Artist of the Year this Friday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
iPhone 5 ranks fifth in user satisfaction in the U.S.
31

A poll from OnDevice reveals the iPhone 5 comes up short in U.S. users' eyes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
iPad-controlled product photography: StyleShoots aims to ease process
1

The StyleShoots rig lights, captures and crops photos for product catalogs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Crazy Camera app for iOS released
3

Feed your head with this trippy camera app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Will the next iPhone have an all-aluminum body?
1

Antenna patent hints at a sleeker new design.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
3 ways to make your mobile photography more mobile
27

VicamPlus seeks to join ranks of Optrix's and G-Form's GoPro-like smartphone accessories. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Would you buy an Android camera phone for $10,000?
8

Vertu’s pricey smartphone has a titanium body and sapphire crystal screen, but a standard 8MP camera and no 4G connectivity.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Photojojo launches its own 'university'
0

Learn photography basics via your phone by enrolling in Phoneography 101.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Flickr made some private photos public: Yours too?
28

Flickr faux pas makes us wonder: Are images on the web ever really private?

Monday, February 11, 2013
Photos offer collective view of Lunar New Year celebrations
0

Instagram and other social photo sharing services showcase Chinese New Year around the world.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Steve Wozniak: Apple lags behind in the smartphone business
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In an interview with a German publication Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Apple is currently falling behind the competition in the smartphone market.

Friday, February 8, 2013
App tutorial: Give portraits depth with HDR feel
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Using two apps, Dave Temple, @kewiki, manipulates a single image to achieve an HDR look.

Friday, February 8, 2013
What #hashtags mean to mobile photography
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Mobile photographer Misho Baranovic looks at how and why we tag our Instagram images.

Friday, February 8, 2013
Photographer to shoot 50 weddings in one day with his iPhone
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Kevin Kuster is traveling to a remote island to take and print portraits of newly wedded couples.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Do mobile photographers want to print more?
3

Study finds that many mobile users want to print but don't know how.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
App magic: Blend your mobile images in 5 steps
1

Mobile artist Jennifer Bracewell makes blending joint images look easy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
41-megapixel Nokia EOS smartphone looking likely
11

The Guardian cites 'sources close to the Finnish handset maker' confirm U.S. launch this summer.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review
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Our extensive look at the Galaxy Camera, Samsung's first Android-powered digicam.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
App Review: PureShot for iOS
3

From the makers of 645 Pro, PureShot offers plenty of custom options too.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Like: Instagram boosts web features
0

Service still won't offer upload from your desktop, but you can like and comment on images.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Is CameraTweak worth jailbreaking your iPhone for?
16

The jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is now available. Is CameraTweak worth voiding your iPhone’s warranty?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Photojournalist Ben Lowy explains why he uses an iPhone
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A can't-miss interview with one of the world's most renowned mobile photographers from EyeEm.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Nikon Coolpix S800c Review
0
FEATURED

We've reviewed the Nikon's Android-based Coolpix S800c on Dpreview.com.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Will the next smartphones measure in ultrapixels?
16

Rumors of new sensor technology from HTC have us even more excited about the M7.

Monday, February 4, 2013
CamRanger offers DSLR control from iPad
22

Macworld/iWorld report: Developers showcase mobile photo solutions for DSLR users.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Padcaster supes up iPad video recording
3

Macworld/iWorld report: Accessory turns iPad into full video rig.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Panasonic promises better low-light images with sensitivity-boosting sensor tech
1

By splitting colors using diffraction, Panasonic claims it has doubled the sensitivity of image sensors.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Make a projector with your smartphone
0

DIY: Everyday items can project your mobile phone photos on the big screen.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Photo Cube offers compact printing for smartphones
2

Macworld/iWorld report: Printer is iOS and Android compatible and connects with 30-pin dock, USB port or wi-fi.

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Apple reinstates 500px app after porn pull
4

App comes with 17+ age-restricted material warning and "Report this photo" link.

Friday, February 1, 2013
Social video sharing app adds Super Bowl themes
1

Jollyfy lets you share longer videos than Vine, with themes.

Friday, February 1, 2013
10 tips for better mobile photography
14

iStockphoto offers ideas for improving your mobilography.

Friday, February 1, 2013
Curation is key in mobile photography
6

How do we ensure we're sharing mobile imagery in a meaningful way? 

Friday, February 1, 2013
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