You can’t stop gazing at the luminous full moon—you need to share this with Instagram. So you pull out your phone, aim at the heavens, and capture...a fuzzy white blob. The firmament is one of the hardest targets to snap on a phone. Why? A smartphone’s camera lens is wide, and it automatically sets the exposure to capture the dark sky instead of the bright objects in it. To up your phone game, try adding some additional technology. These tips will help you photograph celestial bodies near and far.
Before you adjust the settings on your phone, fix the setting around it. Go to a dark area to avoid light pollution, clean the camera lens with a soft cloth to remove any smudges that might produce a glow effect, and use a tripod and a remote trigger to stabilize the phone. (Did you know you can use your headphone remote to take a photo?) On an iPhone, focus on the moon by tapping on it, and then swipe down to reduce brightness.
As Earth spins on its axis, the stars overhead appear to move in curves. The paths they follow are called star trails. Apps that let you customize your camera settings can take long exposures that will reveal them. The NightCap Pro app is particularly easy to set up because it has “star trails” as a preset mode. As you do for moon photos, minimize light pollution, keep the lens clean, and stabilize the camera.
To nab bright planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, snap them on the eyepiece of a telescope and reveal details with stacking software. First, use an app like ProShot or Manual to take multiple photos in RAW format. Then combine the images with a computer program such as Deep Sky Stacker. This works best if you have a mount that holds your smartphone to the scope. Or hack one together with wood, a hose clamp, and some rubber bands.
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Google’s newly-launched artificial intelligence-powered premium device Pixel will impact Apple’s iPhone ecosystem and even Samsung’s flagship premium device Note 7 to an extent, experts have said.
Samsung has delayed on its Note 7 owing to battery explosion fears, thus creating a void in the premium segment.
The facts may show there are still 24 hours in every day, but for many of us those days are feeling more compressed and hectic than ever, which is why anything that frees up even a little bit of time can feel so valuable.
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Apple has long provided a means to print webpages or documents from an iOS device to an AirPrint-equipped printer. However, the ability to save an item as a PDF isn't as straightforward.
Third-party apps have typically provided the ability to turn a document into a PDF, and now it turns out, Apple is providing a native solution to quickly and easily save a document as a PDF instead of printing it.
Just two months after cribbing one of Snapchat's most popular features, Instagram has a big hit on its hands.
Instagram Stories, which lets people post a string of videos and pictures that disappear after 24 hours, has 100 million daily viewers,Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told BuzzFeed.
Overall, the photo-sharing social network, which turns 6 years old today and is owned by Facebook, has 500 million daily users, Systrom said.
Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day worrying about battery life? Between a camera, laptop, smart watch, fitness tracker and mobile phone, the average technology enthusiast has to charge at least five devices on a regular basis - often more.
What's worst is when something runs out of battery and you've got a fully-charged device sat right next to it, with no way of transferring that power from one to the other. But researchers at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a solution to this oh-so-first-world of problems.
When was the last time when any of you used a Nokia handset? Ummm…. We know it’s been quite some time! But for those of you who have been thinking about where is ‘Nokia’… we have good news. According to recent reports, Nokia is returning to the smartphone market. Microsoft recently announced it’s offloading of Nokia’s old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a Finnish company called HMD Global Oy.
Privacy is at a premium in this internet-connected, always-on digital world we inhabit, and you need not look far for proof. Documents leaked by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden show that the National Security Administration’s (NSA) surreptitiously collected data from American tech companies’ servers for years, and a recent 60 Minutesfeature on Signaling System 7 (SS7), a telecommunications framework in use by more than 800 providers across the globe, demonstrated how a determined hacker could anonymously listen in on the conversations of almost any cellphone user.
As part of a new campaign, a UAE telecom operator is offering brand new smartphones starting from Dh20 per month, with new iPhones for as low as Dh75 per month.
Etisalat says its new Business Devices program offers small and medium businesses (SMBs) a range of latest office devices at zero upfront cost and easy instalment plans.