One of the biggest and most anticipated improvements in the iPhone 5 revolves around the camera. Smartphones in general have become the de facto "point and shoot" that people carry around, and why not? They're always in our hands/pockets/purses anyway, so why bother with anything else?
In the past, the answer to that question basically boiled down to "because they take better pictures." So when Apple says they're upgrading the iPhone camera, people listen! I know I was super stoked about it, iPhone Life-ers! And I still am, except for one thing: low light photography.
If you've ever felt your photos don't have enough pizzaz, maybe it's time to "smize" yourself. Much like Zoolander’s stare, smizing is a way to bring attention to your personality, though unlike the made up model’s technique this one apparently really works. It’s a concept developed by Tyra Banks whereby you “smile with your eyes”, and you can learn it for yourself with the iOS application Smize Yourself! You’ll even be taught by the mater as the lessons were recorded by Tyra Banks herself. Don’t worry, though, because the software contains facial morphing options to help where smizing
You may recall that when iOS 6 came out, it lacked two apps that had been part of iOS from the beginning: Google's Maps and YouTube. Google quickly came out with a YouTube iPhone app to replace the one that went missing, but it received a lot of criticism. And many felt it was a stopgap until a full-fledged universal app could be developed. And happily, Google's free YouTube 1.1 app arrived in the App Store yesterday. It's now a universal app optimized for the screen of the retina iPad as well as the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5.
Okay, let me start by saying I've never engaged in a more extreme sport than off-road motocross. Hands down, of all the sports I've been involved with over this lifetime, including Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Single-handed sailing, track or kayaking to name a few, none has ever beat the living-daylights out of me like off-road motorcycle riding.
Now I will admit to delusions of grandeur at times, when I am out there racing my brother, catching air and eating dirt, thinking about turning pro... but that said, I do ride pretty hard and fast and as a result I've had my fair share of bumps and bruises (and sprains and breaks too!) over the years.
So when I say to you, that the Optrix XD iPhone case
is worthy of its claims of being one of the most hardcore and rugged cases on the market it is no small matter. The Optrix
is designed for just about any crazy adventure you can imagine. And with its built-in 175 degree wide-angle lens, it is truly the perfect accessory for capturing those crazy, extreme moments on film as they go down.
Back in January I wrote a review of an amazing photo editing app called Groupshot (read it here). In short, it is an app that lets you take the best shots of people in multiple photos and merge them into one. It's the time of year again when you'll probably be taking family photos and will need to edit weird looks out of the final picture. Groupshot is the best app for doing just that. It's still only $.99