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Quality, free and above all useful camera apps are often hard to come by on the iOS platform. Both Instagram and Snapbucket are great for quickly sharing stylised snaps, but they don’t add any genuinely useful features for everyday shots or video. Canopy Camera Tools is an app designed to help you get the most out of your mobile photography.
Geo-tagging is a wonderful thing, and has many valid uses. Exploring the world around you with pictures just happens to be one of them, thanks to an army of apps that make use of location-based photography.Trover is one that is available free for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, running iOS 4.0 or later.
Citibank has admitted that the personal information of around 200,000 customers has been compromised in an attack that occurred last month. The security breach affects a number of credit card customers, with names, email addresses and account numbers making up the haul of stolen data. The good news is that Citibank has confirmed that other data is stored elsewhere and has not been leaked.
What’s better than watching YouTube videos in your browser? Watching them on your desktop, minus Flash of course! That’s exactly what Gmediafinder provides – an Adobe-free solution to perusing the YouTube catalogue. With support for video downloads and access to some great content from some other lesser known sources, Gmediafinder hides plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
When a big story breaks, and there’s no journalist around to hear it – does the news still have a voice? The guys behind Meporter, an intriguing new location-aware news app certainly think so – and they’d like to put you forward for the job. Everyone’s a citizen journalist these days, and the recently launched Meporter is your chance to streamline the citizen journalist role.
In a spate of big announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, senior vice president Scott Forstall introduced the next generation of Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS 5) to an excited crowd and global online audience.
From the comfort of your pocket-sized smartphone it is now possible to record detailed information about your travels and location. The recently launched CheckMyTour offer a completely wireless and comprehensive tracking service that doesn’t cost a penny. At the time of writing there is an iPhone app and an Android app in development.
On Thursday evening, hacker group “LulzSec” announced via Twitter that they had gained access to SonyPictures.com and stolen over 1 million accounts, passwords and sensitive user information. Shortly after the news broke, copies of the compromised data were surfacing on filesharing websites (such as MediaFire, where it was removed) and BitTorrent trackers including The Pirate Bay.
If you’re using an iPod or iOS device, Linux might seem like a daft choice of operating system. Apple doesn’t officially support it, and whilst that’s a real shame, it’s not, in some cases, insurmountable. Unless you’re using the 4th generation device (or iPad) you shouldn’t have any issues transferring media, provided you’ve got the right software on your side. You’ll be loading music onto your Apple device in no time.
Creating a panorama from multiple images is no longer the arduous, drawn out tweak-fest it used to be. Microsoft released a tool that could make a 3D panorama automatically, called Photosynth, and it really has to be played with to be believed. Luckily iOS users can now create panoramas on the fly. You don’t need a tripod, existing images or money – the app is free and startlingly easy to use.
How do you promote a physical iPhone accessory when most people wouldn’t think of buying much beyond a bluetooth headset and maybe a case? According to Joby, you release a free app that fully demonstrates what you’re missing out on – an iPhone tripod.
On Thursday Google announced a two-week roll-out of a new Gmail feature – the people widget. The addition places a small column alongside every email which displays relevant, contextual information relating to friends and contacts in that conversation.
Innovative start-up Square has created a real-world payment system that operates from the comfort of your smartphone. The technology is currently limited to 50 vendors across the US, though the quick payment method is expected to spread like wildfire once more businesses adopt the system. Users must download a virtual wallet app called a “Card Case” to use the service which adds a virtual credit card for each vendor.
500px is aimed at photographers who want a professional portfolio that’ll stand out in a crowd, without the headache of trying to organise a dedicated site. It’s certainly got the “professional” edge over Flickr, and provides some neat options for sharing, promoting and exhibiting your work on the web.
Using Google Latitude, which tracks, records and shares your location, comes with its own considerations, most importantly privacy and security. Latitude can be fun, safe and useful but the risks associated with recording your home address, workplace and daily routine must not be underestimated. Here are a couple of things to consider before sharing and recording your location.