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All Things Appy: Top 5 Android Camera Apps

As the geek world drools over the first 13-megapixel smartphone camera -- the Android-driven Samsung Galaxy S4 -- we take a look at the current state-of-play in the must-have camera app genre for Android. Ready, set, go. Occasionally an app comes along that blows everything else away. This one unfor...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Scalado Album’s Photo-Mapping Skill Earns It a Niche

Have you ever found yourself scrolling endlessly around your phone's chronologically arranged photograph album -- called "Gallery" in Android -- looking for a photograph you've captured? If you can remember the specific place but not the date, then Scalado Album may be for you. I say "may be" becau...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Instagram: Fun but No Threat to the Art World

Instagram, the popular photography and social networking app for the iPhone, with a whopping 27 million iOS users, recently became available for Android. Around 5 million Android users reportedly signed up for the app in the first few days of the Android release. Then social network Facebook offered...

ANDROID APP REVIEW

Vignette Lets Android Photogs Get Their Art On

Vignette differentiates itself from other Android-based camera apps by adding cross-process, tilt-shift, double exposure and other sophisticated effects like infrared, as opposed to the general toy camera and retro effects commonly found. The paid version of Vignette adds full resolution to the mix....

Tapping Your Smartphone’s Processing Power for Classic Photography

The stumbling-block to using a phone as an all-in-one solution for photography is basically that the lenses aren't as good as those on any dedicated camera. While you would expect a DSLR camera to sport a better lens, even the most basic, sub-hundred-dollar point-and-shoots have higher quality glass...

The Internet-Telecom Mutual Feedback Loop

The telecommunications industry is changing rapidly -- as is the Internet -- and they're creating a mutual feedback loop. This feedback loop is virtuous if you're a consumer of such services, but it's terrifying if you're a supplier in these industries. Telecom is changing the Internet. The Internet...

E-BUSINESS SPECIAL REPORT

Which E-Business Portal Is Right for You?

Driven to reap ROI from real-time data access and advanced collaboration among employees and partners, more and more IT executives are hunting for the right enterprise portal. This is not a simple search, however. The array of choices is dizzying, with solutions up for grabs from pure-play vendors B...

Blueprint: E-Commerce Without Microsoft

Enterprise cannot swing an optical mouse these days without hitting a Microsoft product. But despite the software giant's aggressive posturing, enterprise is hardly at its mercy when developing a blueprint for e-commerce. In fact, it is easy to avoid Microsoft altogether, Giga Information Group a...

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