Review – Apple TV (3rd Generation)

This post reviews the Apple TV (3rd Generation), Apple’s $99 internet streaming box designed to fill your home with great entertainment.  I recently got an Apple TV and have been using it in my home for about a month.  I’ll give my impression of setting up the Apple TV, walk through the device’s main features, and then overview the pros and cons I’ve found since using it. The Apple TV I received was a refurbished model.  If there are any in stock, I really recommend going the refurbished route if you decide to purchase an Apple TV.  Apple’s refurbished products 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 →

Quick Tip: Take a picture while you are shooting video on your iPhone 5

iPhone 5 photography how to

One of the helpful features that the iPhone 5 offers that none of the other iOS devices offer is the ability to take a picture while shooting video. This means that you get the best of both worlds. You can be capturing a memory or experience on video and when the perfect photo opportunity arises, you can capture that too. Taking a photo in video mode is simple. While you are recording, simply tap the Camera icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. This will capture the photo while continuing to record video. The only downside is that 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 →