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Parody Video – What Instagram Will Do Now with $1 Billion?

Funny parody video of what Instagram might do with the $1 billion from Facebook.

Source – The Verge

May 7, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Comedy, Gadgets n Gizmos, Instagram, 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

First Look Videos on Instagram for Android, Over 1 Million Downloads Within 24 Hours

Instagram for Android is finally out and over 1 million copies been sold within 24 hours.  Check out the videos embedded here for the latest news and comparison with the iOS version.  So far, reviews are mixed, some says the Android version is not as good as the iOS, some vice versa, if you own both systems, you be the judge.  Tell us your thoughts.

Source – The Wall Street Journal, AppJudgment, MobileNations

April 4, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Applications, Instagram, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Video | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Langham Short Film Competition – Winner Gets to Go To Sundance Screenings

Was at the Langham Place Short Films Screenings last night and they showcased three feature shorts, namely, the Club, the Spa and the Room and the most interesting part of it is that all three short films were shot with the iPhone. Check out the making of videos here and have a taste of what’s it all about.

The other highlight of the evening was when Sean Seah, Vice President – E-Business, Loyalty and Partner Marketing of Langham, announced the Langham Short Film Competition where the winner of the competition will be flown to London, stay at the awesome Langham London, be able to attend an exclusive networking breakfast with the heavy weights of Sundance Institute and other filmmakers, attend Sundance screenings and if lucky, have access to other Sundance panel events as well. So all budding filmmakers and videographers, this is definitely a competition that you want to look into.

More information on the competition and the three short films mentioned earlier after the jump…..

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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Movies, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhoneography Exhibit – Hong Kong Instayay – Tonight, 14 March 2012

Yet another art event tonight apart from ArtWalk, this iphoneography exhibit is scheduled tonight at V13 Vodka Bar on Old Bailey in Sheung Wan.  Drop by if you have time to check it out or if you are participating in ArtWalk, this is just around the neighbourhood.

March 14, 2012 Posted by | Art, Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhoneography, Lifestyle HK, Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cannot Delete Individual Photo off Photo Stream? Apple, Who Are We Kidding?

Now this is a real bummer, guys over at MacRumours forum have been discussing this issue since June with the Developers’ Kit and still there are no work around to delete individual pics in your Photo Stream. The only reason to delete any photos, such as the ones that you should not have taken and afraid will start showing up on your iOS devices or even worse, pops up on your Apple TV in front of your dearly beloved is a freaking nightmare.

So….the best workaround so far is log into your iCloud account, click your name on the top right corner, click on the advanced option, and set reset Photo Stream. Next go to each iOS device, under settings, click on iCloud, turn off Photo Stream on ALL your iOS devices, turn them back on in a minute, and voila, back to square one.

Though this weeks, Apple should come up with a way to delete individual photo locally…….what are you guys at Apple are thinking?

Source – First published on my studio, PASM Workshop’s blog, where you can find more photography news and tweets

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, iCloud, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Photo Stream | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Complete Instagram App Guide

The past year definitely is the year for Instagr.am. Shortly after it’s initial launch back in October 2010, Instagr.am has gained over 7 million users which have shared over 100 million pictures and the numbers are climbing steeply, some predicted to reach 10 million by Thanksgiving. Alongside Instagr.am, a bunch of third-party apps follow suit, either as add-ons or get-on-the-wagon type useless apps. The list is ever-growing. To know which is the best amongst these apps, we need a complete guide or roadmap just to make sure that we’re getting the right app.

The Next Web (TNW) ran a very good story this week covering the major Instagram apps and breaking them down into different categories. To name a few, their story included apps like -

  • Inkstagram
  • Pictarine
  • ExtraGram
  • Webstagram
  • Gramfeed
  • Carousel
  • Flipboard
  • InstaFB
  • Gramjunction
  • Instadrop
  • Insta-Great…….

and the list goes on and on…. practically one can make an app and have “insta” or “stagram” as part of the name an it would work, LOL. For full read, go to the TNW link here. Hope your find the guide useful. Happy reading.

Source – TNW

First published on PASM Workshop on 26 July 2011

July 28, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Instagram, iOS 4, iPhoneography, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Instadrop – Instant Sync Your Pics from Instagram to Dropbox

For those Instagram fanatics, apps for downloading their Instagram pics are abundant, like Copygram and Instaport, but one has to manually download the pics. In comes Instadrop, an app which automatically push all your Instagram pics to your Dropbox and in real time. Best yet, it’s web-based and free. Check out Instadrop at their weblink here.

對於那些喜歡使用 Instagram 的狂熱分子,可以供他們下載 Instagram照片的應用程式,像 CopygramInstaport,都是必須自己手動下載。Instadrop,一個全自動把所有 Instagram 照片即時下載到您的Dropbox的應用程序順應而生。最好的是,它是全免費的。Instadrop 的連結在此, 試玩一吓。

First published on PASM Workshop on 17 July 2011

July 22, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Camera, Dropbox, Instagram, iPhone 4, iPhoneography | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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