iPhone is fast becoming the topmost favorite brand of smart phones nowadays. Because of its cool designs and sleek features, one cannot simply ignore the lure of this electronic gadget. With the latest release of iPhone 4s, a fifth generation in the iPhone lineage, many people thought that having one is more than a luxury but a necessity as well. Cool unique features include rear and front cameras that are used for video calling or simply shooting self-portraits and uploading it to Facebook account. iPhone has 8 megapixel resolution which is quite higher than its earlier generation.
Apple develops iMovie for iPhone which is a special application that has Windows Movie Maker capacity. But unlike the latter, you will be free from the hassle of importing and exporting the videos to computer and vice versa. With iMovie installed you can edit, crop, and put titles to your self-made movies and directly send it to You Tube or Facebook for instant publication. Because of its high definition camera and video capacity, movie directors also used iPhone in film shooting at high speed action. Any moviegoer would not even tell a slightest difference between the scenes that are shot with real camera or iPhone camera. iPhone is also more an aesthetic display but also an intelligent virtual personal assistant.
iPhone 5 features will surpass that of Siri from the previous model
Powered by Apple iOS, Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface (SIRI) becomes the latest trend in Smartphone technology. It understands and follows speech commands of the users like getting directions, reminding birthdays or appointments, arranging movie reservations, etc. The most amazing part is that SIRI speaks back in a conversational tone like a real personal assistant. With these cool features, no wonder that SIRI is already incorporated in a movie with the same title.
With new features flying off the shelves with smartphones, one feature keeps many people weary about smartphone cameras. Geo-tagging is a feature that allows your iPhone (or other smartphone) to record the location of each photograph. If you’re visiting Disney World, the geo tags will come up for Orlando, FL. If you are visiting the White House, Washington D.C. will be included on your map of photos in your iPhone’s camera roll.
What scares many people about geo-tagging is that “stalkers” can view where they took the photos. The luxury about many websites such as Photobucket and Facebook is that they strip geo-tagging information from the pictures. Even if you try to download the photo from Facebook, the geo-tagged info will be gone from the file. The only way that information will still be intact is if the photo is emailed (MMS also strips the metadata).
Personally, I feel that this kind of information should be shared. If you are taking a photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle, it’s obvious you are in Orlando. There is no reason to hide this information from people viewing your Facebook or other online service. Furthermore, talk about stalkers has decreased as technology has advanced. Geo-tagging information should be shared… that is what it was designed for.
A new concept from ARD studios created a concept mock-up of a point-and-shoot iPhone accessory. The accessory is not real, but it does give case makers some great ideas. The concept of iCam is simply an accessory that the iPhone slides into. The phone will connect at the bottom of the iCam with Apple’s 30-pin connector. The iCam now allows you to use your iPhone as a digital SLR camera within this case.
• Aluminum Unibody;
• Interchangeable Apple-Lens Lenses, with iMount mounting system;
• Front touch screen for self-portraits and for micro-app;
• LED Flash;
• Front pico-projector;
• SD UHS-i slot;
• Siri Compatible;
• Motion Sensor;
• ISO range from 100 to 3200 (extendable up to 6400 equivalent)
• Full HD at 60fps;
• 10.1-megapixel sensor;
Even though the iCam is not real, it still gets me excited about what is to come. If iCam were real, I would ditch my Nikon SLR camera for it. This would also allow iPhone users to quickly snap photos for iPhoto or their Photo Stream without having to sync their DSLR. iCam is the future of photography.