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Twitter Launched Long Awaited Retro Photo Filters For Mobile Apps

This from the Twitter blog:

Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.

Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.

Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.

Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.

Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.

Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.

In June, 2011, we introduced the ability to attach a photo to your Tweet, a first step toward improving the entire photo experience on Twitter. Since then we’ve been making it easier and faster to share and discover and enjoy great photos on Twitter every day:

  • You can expand Tweets to view photos from various photo services right on Twitter;
  • You can preview photos directly in Discover and search;
  • You can quickly swipe through images on Twitter with photo streams in profiles and search results.

Source – Twitter

December 11, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, Twitter, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Videos of the New Evernote Skitch

Source – Evernote

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iOS 6, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod, Mac, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look VIdeos on Pinterest Apps for iOS and Android

Source – MrKrazy1879

Source - AppsForiPads

August 17, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, iOS 5, Pinterest, Social Media, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Angry Birds Space HD is now FREE on iOS Devices – Well, the First 10 Levels That Is

Angry Birds Space Free features 10 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit!

FEATURES
• 10 interstellar levels!
• Free updates!
• Brand new birds!
• Brand new superpowers!
• Zero-gravity space adventures!
• Trick shots using planets’ gravity!
• Beautifully detailed backgrounds!

For an ad-free universe filled with amazing levels, upgrade to Angry Birds Space or Angry Birds Space HD!

This free version of Angry Birds contains third party advertisements. You can get it here.

June 23, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Gaming, Gaming Related, iOS 4, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iTunes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Firefox Junior for iPad

Is this the perfect browser for iPad? you tell me.

Source – HTeuMeuLeu

June 19, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPad3, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting Virtual Model on Your iPhone with Pocket Snapper iPhone App

Repost from PASM Workshop

Pocket Snapper (US$1.99) by Kdan Mobile, is an exclusive photo app that features a virtual studio environment with built-in models that let users have a taste of what it’s s like taking and editing model shoots in a photography studio. Pocket Snapper enables you to take photos from the embedded short video clips of glamorous models, just like what a professional photographer would do!

Pocket Snapper creates a virtual studio in your iDevice for you to sharpen your photo taking skills. The iModel mode utilizes the gyroscope to simulate the authentic photo-takng experience. Pocket Snapper mimics the photo-shooting environment that allows you to capture images in any flicks and it also offers additional photo filters for purchase that makes your work stylish and we will keep rolling out more videos that enable to make it more fun.

Equip yourself with a mobile photo studio! Pocket Snapper gives you authentic studio-shooting experiences. Besides iModels, Pocket Snapper includes the full functionality of a camera and tons of editing options to create your very own photos. For more information, head over to the developer’s website, link here. For now, check out the review video below from Crazy Mike’s.

May 4, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Photography, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tweetbot’s iCloud Sync Across Platform is Awesome

This ain’t rocket science, why can’t someone come up with this a lot sooner.

Source – iDownloadBlog

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, iOS 5, Social Media, Social Networking, Tweetbot, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hottest Kickstarter Project Ever – Pebble – E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

Definitely the hottest project ever. Pebble have received a pledged of over US$1.875M, yes M for million already with still 35 days to go. Definitely the hottest item and will be the most talk about item this year.  Check out the video for what it can do and if you’re an app developer, check out their SDK and jump onboard quick for this baby is making it into the big time in no time. There’s so much info to cover and I’m not going to repost anything off their Kickstarter page, just click over and marvel.

Source – Pebble Kickstarter Page

April 14, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Android, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Microsoft Courier Type App Ported to iOS – Tapose Review

Tapose

I’m loving this app but there’s much improvements to be made.  The media insert still not working after the latest update on Wednesday.  Turning pages is a real pain, you cannot just swipe for next page, instead you have to hit that top left or right page corner, now this is lame.  Some of the lag problem been tackled in the latest update but still traces of screen lock up here and there. For us in Asia, the worst part is that the app does not support Chinese nor Japanese input , real bummer (well, emoticons work at least, LOL).

Is it that bad? well, the app has real potential but I suspect it require much horsepower to get this app running. On the new iPad, it seems ok, more laggy on the iPad 2, for the iPad 1, well….don’t even think about it.

I hope the developers can work out the problem fast cause this app is getting a lot of attention for its innovative interface but at the same time, bad vibes for its problems.

Source – TaposeApps, mbaturin

April 6, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPad3, Review, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Maturation of iOS and Androis OS Infographics

Source – Lookout via VentureBeat

April 2, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Infographics, iOS 4, iOS 5 | , , | Leave a comment

The iPad User Guide for iOS 5.1 is Now Available for Download

Apple just released the 145-page User Guide via iBooks, download it from iTunes now, link here.

Source – iTunes

March 19, 2012 Posted by | Apple, eBooks, iOS 5, iPad, iPad3 | , , , | Leave a comment

New iPad Feature – Siri Dictation – Quick Look Video

Apart from the new processor, new Retina Display, additional battery capacity, improved camera, Siri Dictation has to be one of the great new features of the new iPad.  Check out what it can do in this video, totally awesome.

Source – iDownloadBlog

March 16, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad, Review, Siri, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhoto on iPad Demo Video

Ever since the Apple big event last week, been getting a lot of questions from ppl regarding the new iPhoto app for iPad and iPhone.  Whether it’s any good and worth US$4.99. Well, to answer all, nothing beats a demo video so ppl can see it for themselves.  I personally find the iPad version more appealing with that extra screen estate.  For the iPhone….nah.

Source – Soldier Knows Best

March 14, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPhoto, Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple iOS 5.1 Walkthrough Video

Check this out if you haven’t seen enough the past two days.

Source – DetroitBORG

March 10, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iOS 5, iPad2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

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