Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you take advantage of the new manual camera controls? Whether you want to adjust exposure on the fly, force focus on a specific object, or get a custom white balance, manual camera control lets you get the photo you want, the way you want. And all you need is the best App Store manual camera app to get it!
Much as I would like to pretend that I have all the time in the world to keep my grey matter working at a collegiate level, that's not true. We all have jobs. Errands. Hobbies. I've made peace with the fact that I'll never crack open that 1200-page "Master Your French" textbook sitting on my bookshelf or drop thousands of dollars on graduate studies; instead, I've taken to using third-party apps to keep my head in the game.
In a report by comScore analyzing app usage, it seems that the top 25 most used apps are made by some of the largest tech and digital media brands in the world. With Facebook leading the charge by number of users and time spent in its apps, others on the list include Google, Apple, YouTube, Amazon, and eBay. Surprisingly, though, games did not make the list.
In the midst of all the E3 news, Microsoft's Skype division has just announced that a new version of Skype is coming soon for iOS users that promises to be better, faster, smoother, and smarter. "Remastered for iPhone," Skype said in a blog post that Skype 5.0 will share a more consistent look and feel with the Android and Windows Phone counterparts, "while still optimizing for iOS's unique strengths."
Self-destructing photo-sharer Snapchat has been updated today with a couple of major new features. Previously you'd have to take a photo if you wanted to send any kind of message through the service — now text chat is accessible by swiping right from the main camera view, then swiping again on the person you want to chat with. As you might expect, message history is wiped when you swipe away from the conversation, though you can choose to save individual messages for later if they're important. But text chat is only part of the new Snapchat.
Sega has just announced that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. What's more is both new and veteran racers can look to expect more content added to the intense title next week. Wreck-It Ralph and Metal sonic will join the collection of unlockable characters on April 29th.
Adobe has today launched a mobile version of its Lightroom photo-editing suite on iPad. The Adobe Lightroom Mobile app, which works in tandem with iPad, is included as part of the company's Creative Cloud subscription suite, prices for which start at $9.99 per month. Like its desktop counterpart, the app is designed to enable professional-quality photo editing on-the-go, with realtime sync for your Lightroom collections through Creative Cloud.
A new version of Penultimate, the Evernote-owned real-life notebook app for iPad, is rolling out now through the App Store. Penultimate version 5.2 introduces a redesigned pen selection menu, allowing you to choose the width of your pen, and easier swapping without having to reselect your color.
The light, the sound, a pet, a person — something! — wakes you up in the morning and, sleep and dreams still swirling through your brain, you grope, bleary-eyed for your iPhone or iPad, fumble-to-unlock, and then swipe and tap around to launch... which app exactly?
Digital music sales have declined for the first time since the iTunes Store went online, according to a recent Billboard report. Analyst Horace Dediu thinks he knows the culprit: apps. Dediu explains his reasoning in a new post on Asymco.