Apple’s Fall 2013 Product Release Events and Rumors: iOS 7, iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple has a busy and exciting fall ahead! In this post, we’ll overview Apple’s upcoming fall product release events and cover the rumors surrounding the launch of Apple’s new flagship iPhone, a new budget iPhone model, the next full-sized iPad, a significant update to the iPad Mini, and updated Mac computers.  If you’re interested in getting a new Apple device soon, you’ll likely want to wait until Apple releases their new products this fall. Let’s start by taking a look at Apple’s upcoming fall product release events. Fall Product Release Events At this point, it looks likely that Apple will Continue Reading →

3 of my Favorite Wallpaper Photos for iPhone and iPod Touch

Wallpaper for iPhone and iPod Touch

Placing the right wallpaper photo on the background of your iOS home screen can make a big difference in the aesthetics of your device. I have taken some photos over the past several months that work amazingly as wallpaper for the iPhone and iPod Touch. All 3 photos were shot with my iPhone 4S. For the 2 macro photos I used the Macro Olloclip Lens attachment (check it out on Amazon: Olloclip Lens for iPhone 4/4S, Olloclip for iPhone 5). The other one I shot using an app called SlowShutter which gives the photo a soft blurry feel. Here are 3 Continue Reading →

How to automatically remove redeye and enhance photos on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will explain how to use the built-in Photos app to enhance, edit, and automatically remove redeye on photos with your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Whenever you use the flash to take a picture of someone, you run the risk of the person having red eyes. This not only looks freaky 🙂 it can also ruin some otherwise really good pictures. There is a way to fix this on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. In fact, you can auto-enhance any photo and do basic photo editing including cropping (resizing) with any picture on your iOS Continue Reading →

3 Essential Photography Accessories for your iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5

iPhone 4S photo with Olloclip Macro Lens

It is amazing how the smartphone camera is quickly replacing point-and-shoot cameras. There are times that I even leave my Nikon DSLR at home because I know I have my iPhone 4S with me that will take incredible photos. In addition, the improved optics on the iPhone 5 make your pictures look even better and allow you to take clearer photos in low light situations. Who knows, with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 7, wedding photographers might get rid of their fancy cameras and start using their iPhone… (ok, that’s taking it a bit far, but you get my point). Continue Reading →

Take your iPhone Camera to the next level – Add Fisheye, Wide Angle, and Macro with Olloclip for iPhone

I love taking photos with with the iPhone. As the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you!” And, it is an added bonus that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 have excellent optics for taking fantastic pictures. Olloclip is a company that created a unique lens adapter kit for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5 and iPod Touch (with adapter). If you want to take your photography to the next level, then this accessory is for you. I recently received this as a gift and so far I love it. The lens system has 3 lenses: Continue Reading →

Quick Photo Tip: Tap and hold on the screen for 3 seconds to lock focus (AF) and exposure (AE)

One of the features in the camera app that I use all the time is the AE/AF Lock. This is where the focus and exposure settings lock in even if you point your device at a different location. For example, sometimes if I am trying to take a photo of someone or something where the object is off center, the camera will automatically focus on the background but I want it to focus on the foreground. There is a simple way to remedy this. Here is how: 1. Open up the camera app. Point the camera directly at the foreground Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Pinch to zoom when using Camera App on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

If you find yourself in a place where you need to zoom in when taking a photo, you can simply place your thumb and a finger on your iPhone or iPad screen when in the Camera app. Then, with your thumb and finger still on the screen slowly spread them apart. The subject of the photo will get bigger as you zoom in. Keep in mind, this is a digital zoom meaning that the more you zoom in, the less you will get in photo resolution (your photo will become slightly pixelated). To zoom out, simply reverse the process. Alternatively, Continue Reading →

How to insert a photo or video directly into an email message

There is a simple way to add a photo right into the text you are typing in an email. Here is how: 1. Tap and hold where you want to insert the photo. The magnifying glass will appear so you can precisely insert the cursor where you want it. 2. Release your hold and a menu will appear with options to “Select” “Select All” or “Paste”. There will also be a little arrow pointing to the right. Tap on this arrow to reveal “Insert Photo or Video”. 3. Tap on that button to automatically pull up your photos and videos Continue Reading →