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.
There has been no scarcity on iPhone leaks, and the latest points out that Apple may ditch Touch ID to replace it with a 3D facial recognition feature. Another report separately hints that Apple may give wireless charging a miss this year, and the iPhone models in 2018 may come with wireless charging support.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry recently confirmed a pre-MWC 2017 event on February 25 where it is expected to unveil the Mercury smartphone. Now, a tipster claims that the company may be gearing up to unveil another mid-range smartphone dubbed BBC100-1. Additionally, BlackBerry Mercury is rumoured to pack the same camera sensor first seen on the Pixel devices.
The 2017 smartphone cycle is about to kick off in earnest, and there are some familiar names fighting to come back into the fold.
BlackBerry Mobile announced this week that a new phone - complete with a physical keyboard and dubbed the “Mercury” - will debut Feb. 25 at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show. That follows hard on the heels of an announcement from Nokia, which teased the Chinese launch of its new Nokia 6 phone ahead of a larger Feb. 26 launch event.
Huawei is supporting Google VR in its aim to expand its reach in the virtual and augmented reality markets by releasing a new Daydream-ready headset and a Tango-based smartphone.
Huawei’s new headset was recently announced in a Google blogpost which detailed upcoming Daydream-ready devices.
As well as its headset, Huawei’s Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 smartphones were also revealed to be joining the Daydream family. According to Google, Huawei’s headset has been “built to be easy to use” with “an adjustable focus so it can be used without eyeglasses.”
‘It’s raining.’ ‘It’s cold.’ ‘The duvet is too heavy.’ ‘I’ve got to be at work early.’ ‘I must stay late at the office.’ ‘I’d rather have a drink…’
Any of these gym-avoiding excuses sound familiar? Well, thanks to a combination of smartphone convenience and the latest sports science, you can skip paying a fortune to workout somewhere and get the same results in your own home.
Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - done three times a week – than hitting the treadmill for an hour.
Anything Apple can do, Samsung usually has a good go at doing too, and it looks like wireless earbuds could be appearing with this year's right after turning up on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The usually reliable on a tip-off that Samsung is working on new AirPod-style earbuds of its own to launch alongside the phone in a few months, though as yet it's not clear if they'll be bundled with the handset or offered as an optional accessory.
Cameras on smartphones have transformed the way we take and share images, and the camera on the iPhone 7 is one of the best around.
The trouble is, with a fixed focal length with a wide field of view, it's not suited to every subject we point it at.
You could reach for compact camera or DSLR – but given the connectivity and ease of use of your iPhone, and the fact that you're more likely to have it with you most of the time, getting better results from your phone is preferable to lugging a camera around.
After using Google’s Pixel XL smartphone for a few weeks, it has highlighted the iPhone’s glaringly lacking key features. Woah, woah there. iPhone supporters, hear me out. You’ll have plenty to defend your smartphone of choice down in the comments section.
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.