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Camera360 Ultimate review

The latest version of Camera360 Ultimate brings with it a revamped interface, a smart cloud service, and 13 new photo effects. What's even better, all the premium features of the discontinued paid version are now available in this free version.

Pros

Fantastic effects: Camera360 Ultimate's effects look amazing, rivaling those of paid iOS camera apps. From black and white to bright and colorful to HDR, the effects enable you to quickly enhance any photo to give it a professional look.

Quick, straightforward interface: Essential camera options like Saturation, Brightness, or Sharpness that used to be hidden behind a … Read more

Twitter makes it easy to find first tweets

CNET Update is figuring out this Twitter thing:

In this episode of Update:

- Get the prices of Samsung's new Gear smartwatches, arriving April 11 with the Galaxy S5. (But perhaps you'll want to see what Motorola has in store for the Moto 360 before buying a Gear.)

- Launch your Android camera with the Google Search app and the magic words, "OK Google, take a photo."

- Take a peek at the latest design for Valve's Steam Machine video game controller.

- Make friends with someone that owns a PlayStation if you want to … Read more

Red light cameras outside ER make some sick

For some government administrators, the tension between safety and money must cause headaches.

Many justify the need for red light cameras by claiming lives are saved. But then others notice there are profits being made, which tends to raise their bile.

One Florida city, though, may have gone too far.

As Florida Watchdog reports, wise officials has installed red light cameras perilously close to the emergency room at the University Hospital in Tamarac, Fla.

You might conceive that there would be genuine need for some people to run these lights. Ambulance drivers, for example. Or people who have, you know, … Read more

New HTC One 'Duo Camera' explained

The successor to the HTC One is rumored to come with two cameras. Now, there might be some explanation on how those cameras will be put to use in the new phone.

The folks over at mobile-industry tracker GSM Arena discovered on Tuesday a leaked ad for the upcoming HTC One from Australian carrier Telstra. That ad shows the same handset featured in countless leaked images and reveals details on the device's "Duo Camera."

According to the ad, the Duo Camera uses the handset's two cameras to: "Create vivid images even in low light and … Read more

How to enable auto-HDR on iOS 7.1, iPhone 5S

On Monday, Apple finally released iOS 7.1. The update brings with it CarPlay support, bug fixes, improvements, and various new features. One such feature is specific to the camera on the iPhone 5S and HDR mode in the Camera app.

When Apple first released HDR mode for iOS devices, the option only existed for it to be turned on or off. The all-or-nothing approach wasn't a horrible idea, but HDR photos aren't always necessary.

With iOS 7.1 on the iPhone 5S, Apple has set HDR mode to automatic by default.

The first time you launch the … Read more

HTC all but confirms dual camera for HTC One 2

In case you haven't been paying close attention, HTC is really excited about its upcoming flagship refresh, the "all new" HTC One, that's set to debut later this month.

The company is so excited, in fact, that it has taken to various social media channels to promote the smartphone. Uploaded just today, HTC told its Twitter and Facebook followers that life will become "twice as beautiful on March 25."

What's more, an image accompanying the update shows six photos, each with a "two" theme. While the use of the number could … Read more

Appologic's Videography app turns iPhone into a motion-tracking video camera

Few iPhone accessories -- if any -- extend the usefulness of the device's camera like Motrr's Galileo. But much of the credit for that belongs to the multiple apps developed for it, such as Appologic's new Videography app.

On its own, the $3.99 app gives you the capability to live stream 1080p video and audio to a browser on another device on the same Wi-Fi network. You can also, among other things, remotely control all camera functions such adjusting focus and exposure, turning on the video light/flash, or using the app's 16x digital zoom. … Read more

Capture every moment with wearable cameras

CNET Update keeps track of it all:

In this episode of Update:

- Sony's Lifelog wearable camera could track your life. But for now, Sony is just pushing its Smartband and Lifelog app.

- Snap a photo from every minute of your life with the Narrative Clip. (CNET is putting this wearable camera to the test, so stay tuned for a review.)

- Track your dog's activity and sleep patterns with the Whistle, a wireless coin-like device that attaches to a collar.

- There can be more uses for a fitness tracker than gathering health data. Engineers at … Read more

Spark Camera review

Spark Camera offers a highly intuitive and appealing interface to help you create and share video clips of your favorite moments. Take a video through the app or choose one you already have from your camera roll. Then add other clips and filters to create the perfect memento of a trip, experience, or event to share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or in e-mail.

When you open Spark Camera for the first time, a few pages of tips will show up to help you get started. When you're ready, just choose your video source and get started. You can record … Read more

Swan dive! Avoid this overpriced security camera kit

Promising to make advanced home security easier and more accessible, Swann Security is introducing SwannSecure, a new wireless IP camera kit due in retail outlets this April.

Based in Australia, Swann has been manufacturing cameras and security devices for over 25 years. It was just last year, though, that they launched SwannLink, a peer-to-peer network designed to help consumers connect their security systems with devices like phones and tablets via the internet. The SwannSecure kit is the latest offering to fall in line with that initiative, consisting of an indoor/outdoor, Wi-Fi ready camera that you'll be able to … Read more