Tag Archive: Camera

Camera flaw allowed Google and Samsung phones to spy on you

The vulnerability was also found to be present on phones from other Android smartphones.

What you need to know A vulnerability found by security researchers at Checkmarx allowed for an app with only storage permissions to access the camera on your Android phone to take photos and videos. The flaw was found to be present in the Google Camera and Samsung Camera apps, as well as other Android OEMs. Samsung and Google have since patched the flaw  [Read More…]

Realme X2 Pro specs: 90Hz AMOLED panel, 50W fast charging, 64MP camera

The Realme X2 Pro turns the value segment on its head.

The Realme X2 Pro is now official in India, and the phone is packed with features. The X2 Pro is now the most affordable device to feature a 90Hz AMOLED panel, and you also get Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset, along with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage.

Then there’s a 4000mAh battery with 50W wired charging, a quad camera  [Read More…]

If you buy anything during Black Friday, make it a home security camera

It’s never been easier (or cheaper) to protect your home.

We live in a world where the idea of a smart home has become mainstream. Smart speakers are now a commodity that you’ll find in just about any home, you can control your thermostat via an app on your smartphone, and you can go to most retail stores to buy a robot that vacuums your house for you.

We’ll soon see discounted prices on just about all  [Read More…]

Sony IMX686 looks to challenge Samsung’s 108MP camera sensor in 2020

It’s 60MP versus 108MP in the next smartphone camera battle.

What you need to know Sony’s IMX686 is a 60MP sensor that’s slated to replace the existing IMX586 48MP sensor. Expect this sensor to launch with the first flagship smartphones in 2020, including ones from VIVO and Huawei. This sensor is expected to deliver greater dynamic range and better low-light performance than the current generation 48MP camera sensor.

Not to be outdone by the recent launch of  [Read More…]

Google Camera 7.2 brings astrophotography mode to older Pixel phones

Google Camera 7.2 is now available for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

What you need to know One of Pixel 4’s headline features, the new astrophotography mode, is now available on older Pixel smartphones as well. In addition to the astrophotography mode, Google Camera 7.2 has also added social sharing to the older Pixels. The Camera 7.2 update is currently rolling out to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 series  [Read More…]

August’s battery-powered View doorbell camera is back on sale

The battery-operated doorbell camera was launched in April this year.

What you need to know The battery-powered August View doorbell camera is now on sale again. August had paused shipping the doorbell camera in April due to some performance issues that were reported by users. The wire-free doorbell camera now offers more reliable connectivity, improved video quality, faster notifications, as well as quicker device wake-up time.

August has announced that its battery-operated View doorbell camera is now  [Read More…]

Photoshop Camera coming in 2020 with live view filters powered by AI

Will also feature filters from ‘well-known artists and influencers.’

What you need to know Photoshop Camera is coming for iOS and Android in 2020. There is a limited preview version that you can sign up to try out right now. Photoshop Camera will apply filters and effects before or after taking a photo and uses Adobe’s Sensei AI to help choose or apply effects depending on what is in the photo.

Adobe may have just released Photoshop  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S11 tipped to come with an “improved” 108MP camera sensor

All current Samsung flagship phones feature a 12MP primary rear camera.

What you need to know Chinese leaker Ice Universe has claimed that Samsung Galaxy S11 will use a “new” 108MP camera sensor. Samsung’s first 108MP camera sensor, ISOCELL Bright HMX, was announced in August this year. Samsung’s Galaxy S11 family is rumored to be announced sometime in February next year.

A report published by The Elec in September had claimed the Samsung Galaxy S11 will feature  [Read More…]

Up your camera game with these apps for Android

Shooting with your Android camera is usually great, but third-party apps can pack a punch in places you didn’t even know you needed! From manual controls to real-time filters, to creative extras and so much more, you can achieve a lot more than you think you can with your phone photography by shooting with a third-party camera app.

Best overall Moment Pro Camera

Staff pick

Moment is best known for its cases and attachable lenses, but  [Read More…]

New Camera 7.2 mod brings Pixel 4 camera features to older Pixel phones

Seeing the stars in a new light on your Pixel 1, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3 is possible with a simple free app download.

What you need to know The latest Google Camera port from developer cstark27 brings new Pixel 4 camera features to all older-generation Pixel phones. This app is a free download and only requires a simple installation in Android; no coding or hackery needed. Among the new modes are astrophotography, for unparalleled night mode  [Read More…]