OnePlus 6 dual camera gets shown off in first photo samples

OnePlus is known for making great phones with great specs at great prices, but as we all know by know, specs don’t quite paint a complete picture. Case in point: the last couple of OnePlus phones couldn’t quite keep up with their high-end competitors when it came to one key aspect – camera performance. Will the new OnePlus 6 deliver results to match heavyweights like the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9? We don’t know yet, and we won’t know until we put the OnePlus 6 through a proper camera comparison.
Until then, however, we have a full gallery of OnePlus 6 photo samples …


Apple's new ad says carrying the iPhone X is like having a photo studio in your pocket

The latest ad for the Apple iPhone X is basically saying that wherever you go with the tenth anniversary model, you have a photo studio in your pocket. To drive home that point, the commercial shows a young girl at a train station snapping a selfie when all of a sudden lighting equipment, similar to what you would find in a professional photography studio, starts popping up out of nowhere.

With Portrait Lighting, selfies can have different backgrounds including natural light, studio light, contour light, stage light (which makes the background all black) and stage light mono. The …

New Essential Phone camera app update improves photo capture speed

I think we can all agree that the camera app is probably the worst aspect of the Essential Phone. Even though the US company released quite a few updates, the camera app is not there yet, so many Essential Phone owners might feel frustrated that they can’t install third-party apps.

Still, the updates continue to come for the Essential Camera app, so hope is not yet lost. The latest update that the Android app received this week doesn’t bring any new features into the mix but certainly contains some improvements.

The most important change is the speed with which the camera can capture …

Best iPhone camera, photo and video editing apps (2018)

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket right now, the old adage goes. The iPhone has been in many pockets in the past few years and it has evolved to be good not just because it’s the only camera you have, it has evolved to be a fantastic camera, period. 

Manual controls, photo and video editors, filters and great single-purpose photo appsThe iPhone has consistently ranked as the camera users took the most pictures with, and part of its appeal is the simple and easy to use stock camera app. In fact, it’s so fast and reliable that it easily ranks as one of our …

Huawei P20 Lite photo and features leak out: iPhone X-like notch, generous battery

Earlier this month, we saw renders allegedly showing the unannounced Huawei P20 Lite, a smartphone that will probably be unveiled on March 27 (alongside a regular Huawei P20, and a P20 Plus). Now, thanks to Venture Beat, we can take a look at what seems to be a real photo depicting the Huawei P20 Lite – see above.
As the aforementioned renders have shown, the most noticeable design element on the P20 Lite is its notch (à la Apple iPhone X) that sits at the top of its display. According to Venture Beat, this display is a 5.6-inch one with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 …

Download this: Microsoft's new app makes photo transfers much easier

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If you use a PC, then you know that transferring files between your phone and your computer can be a huge pain. Well, Microsoft finally has a solution.

A new app called Photos Companion lets you move photos between your phone and PC using a wireless connection. Think of it as a bit like Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop, except it works with both iOS and Android devices. 

Get started by scanning a QR code from the Photos app in Windows 10 — this links your phone and PC, provided they are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After you scan the code, you’ll be able to transfer your photos to your computer. Read more…

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Nokia 7+ live photo shows off the handset's thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio

We’ve seen images of the Nokia 7+ before, but today we have a new live photograph that shows the upcoming device’s lock screen and thin bezels. The Nokia 7+ is the first handset from Nokia licensee HMD Global to feature the so called “near bezel-less” display that is all the rage these days. Part of that look includes the use of an 18:9 aspect ratio, which results from the 1080 x 2160 (FHD+) resolution employed on the unit’s 6-inch screen.

Speaking of the display, it also will be the first Nokia smartphone to feature a screen with rounded corners. Under the hood you’ll find the Snapdragon …

Microsoft launches Photos Companion app for easy phone-to-PC photo transfers

Microsoft has announced the launch of its Photos Companion app on both iOS and Android. The app lets you easily copy pictures from your iOS/Android device to your Windows 10 PC wirelessly and hassle-free. 

The Photos Companion app works in combination with the native Photos app in Windows 10, but to use its features, you need to go through quite the routine. Worry not, as it sounds less complicated than it actually is. 
First, you need to launch the Photos app on your computer. Be sure that the app is updated to the latest version.Then you click …

No, this is not a leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 photo

No, despite some reputable blogs portraying this blurry, low-res picture to be a “real” and “leaked” photograph of Samsung’s next two flagship phones, this is NOT a leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy S9. And it sure isn’t real either.
Just as other bloggers and journalists who received this picture in their mailboxes, we also got that initial kick of adrenaline that comes with having an early peek of a hot gadget that nobody has seen just yet. The low resolution of the photo suggested authenticity, as if someone was in a rush to take the picture, …

Instagram testing a new method allowing you to comment directly from the main photo feed

Right on the heels of Instagram seeking alpha testers for its Android version, the popular photo/video sharing app is testing a new feature that will allow you to comment on a particular photo directly from your main photo feed. The directions are pretty straightforward. Look at a photo for a few seconds (just pretend that you are a pretentious art critic for the local newspaper). If your Instagram app has the new feature, you will soon see a thin box that says “Add a comment” that you can type your thoughts in to.

It appears as though Instagram is pushing this new feature out to Android …