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iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5: iSight camera shootout!

The iPhone 5s once again shows Apple's focus on cameras, bringing several improvements to the 8 megapixel iSight camera on the back. These include a dual LED white/yellow flash called True Tone, a larger f/2.2 aperture, bigger 1.5mm pixel sensor, and, of course, the next generation image signal processor (ISP) in the new Apple A7 chipset. What does this mean for overall, every day photo quality? What does it mean for skin tones and low-light? What does it mean for motion and dynamic range? And how does it compare to the also just-launched iPhone 5c and last year's similarly equipped iPhone 5? Let's take a look!

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Weekly Photo Contest: Black and white!

We're back after a week long hiatus and this week's topic is going to be black and white! Those are the only rules we've got for you but keep in mind that not just any black and white photo will win the prize, it's got to be something that grabs our attention and combines some of the things you've learned in our iPhoneography series.

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, September 17th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

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Ads coming to Instagram in the next year

Instagram had to make money someday, and after being acquired by Facebook, it's clear that the strategy is going to lie in advertising. In a recent interview, Facebook's Emily White described her challenges in roping in advertisers to Instagram while not scaring off the user base.

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Composure for Mac makes creating collages fun and easy

Composure for Mac lets you create photo collages right on your Mac by simply dragging and dropping images into the different frame options. There's tons of frames and aspect ratios to choose from as well as filters, stickers, and more.

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Photoristic HD for iPad is a great canvas for basic to semi-advanced photo editing

Photoristic HD for iPad is an editing app specifically for iPad that gives you a lot of the basic editing tools Adobe's Camera Raw program would give you including white and black levels, luminance, split toning, and more. For those who use a camera kit with a DSLR and need to do quick edits on the fly, Photoristic HD is a nice option to have on standby.

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Weekly Photo Contest: Gadgets!

With Apple's next iPhone announcement almost upon us, it's got a lot of us thinking about new gadgets. It's also one of those times that we dig out old ones and either sell them off or pass them down in order to clear out room for the new. Not so fast though! We want to see all the gadgets you've got stashed in that collection! Whether they're iPhones, iPads, cameras, and heck, even an Android phone or two! Whatever it is, we want to see what you've got stashed away!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, September 3rd, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

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Weekly Photo Contest: Champagne dreams and gold wishes!

The internet has been abuzz lately with rumors of Apple releasing a gold, or champagne colored, iPhone 5s at the September iPhone event. In the spirit of crazy rumors and getting pumped for an Apple event, we'll go along with it for the photo contest this week. Anything gold or champagne colored is fair game but as always, the photo must be taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and only be edited with iOS apps.

The possibilities are endless and we're excited to see what you guys think up for this one!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, August 27th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

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Weekly Photo Contest: Texture!

Texture is all around us and in almost everything we touch and see. From paint peeling off a brick wall to a knotted oak desk. Textured surfaces not only make things around us more interesting, they make for great subjects in photos. This week your task is to go out with and capture something that shows off texture. Everything has it so it may seem easy but don't be fooled! The prize this week will go to the person that can showcase it in the most creative and beautiful way!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, August 20th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

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Sony said to be prepping camera lens iPhone accessories

Sony is reportedly preparing to launch new iPhone - and Android phone - accessories that have enhanced camera hardware, including better lenses, built in. They might also have Wi-Fi and an SD card slot built in. The lenses attach to smartphones magneticall. Right now, there are two models according to SonyAlphaRumors:

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Weekly Photo Contest: Flowers and trees!

Before we know it, the leaves will begin to fall for most of us and summer will be long gone. So this week, we're giving you the task of paying attention to all the amazing nature scenes around you, particularly flowers and trees.

From the sun shining through the leaves to flowers in full bloom, we want to see how great you can capture them with your iPhone!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, August 6th, at 10pm Eastern time.

It's also time to announce the winner of last week's photo contest! And the winner is...

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