How to take photos of fireworks with a smartphone camera (iPhone and Android tutorial)

Being a photographer in the late 19th century was a job much more dangerous than one might think. Dealing with chemicals was heavily involved, the most spectacular of them being flash powder – the kind of stuff that was lit to illuminate low-light scenes, as you might have seen in movies from the silent era. And by “lit” we mean that the substance was literally set on fire, which resulted in a loud bang, a cloud of smoke, and a bright, fiery explosion. Flash powder is still in use today, but you’ll only find it in fireworks. 
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Did BLU bricked your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel

BLU Products, the US-based company that’s trying to conquer the entry-level segment with some of the cheapest Android smartphones that money can buy, recently made headlines due to an issue with a software update.

Apparently, BLU managed to brick a lot of smartphones when the company released a faulty software update a few days ago. Unfortunately, the company didn’t issue any official statements, so if you’ve bought the BLU Life One X2 and installed the last update, then your phone will probably remain unusable.

But there’s a solution to the problem if you’re …

Samsung expected to launch its first foldable smartphone in 2018, the Galaxy X

Samsung Galaxy X is a real device, of that we’re pretty sure. The main question is when exactly the South Korean giant will bring its first foldable smartphone on the market. Samsung was one of the first companies to launch a smartphone with a curved display, along with LG, but the Galaxy Round was only available in select countries.

But Samsung will not the be the only company to launch a foldable smartphone, as many other brands are working on such devices, including Apple and LG. However, Samsung fans will probably be the first to get their hands on a foldable …

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Samsung launches an Android flip phone with the biggest lens aperture on a smartphone yet. China only

OK, so if you’ve been out of the loop on this — Samsung does manufacture high-end clamshell Android smartphones still. However, they are only sold in Asia, as that’s the market where the flip phone form factor is believed to be most in demand.

All that out of the way, you may find it interesting that Sammy has just introduced its latest clamshell “flagship” — the Samsung W2018 — in China, and it’s the first smartphone in the world to have a camera lens aperture as wide as F1.5. Previously, the record was held by the LG V30 and its F1.6.

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Asus unveils its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1). Although we have yet to learn when it will be available for purchase and how much it will cost, we already know quite a lot about its specs.

First off, Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is a purely mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0 on top. Also, it comes in two …

Honor V10 official pictures show the bezel-less smartphone from all angles

Honor is expected to announce its new flagship, the V10 on November 28. The smartphone will be initially introduced in China, but on December 5, Honor has another launch event scheduled which is supposed to unveil the device worldwide.

Although the smartphone hasn’t been made official yet, we already know quite a lot about its specs, as well as what it looks like. However, given the fact that the Honor V10 was recently listed at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory entity, we’re no been given an even closer look at the phone.

Pictures of the Honor V10 show the phone …

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) alleged specs confirm it's an entry-level smartphone

Although most of us are more interested in what Samsung plans to offer customers in terms of high-end products, the vast majority of people are buying entry-level and mid-range devices.

So, let’s take a look at one of the cheap smartphones that Samsung is likely to introduce next year: the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). Also known as Samsung SM-J250F, the device was recently spotted at Geekbench, a benchmark database the collects results from smartphones that may or may not have been released yet.

According to the listing at Geekbench, Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) …

Best smartphone telephoto camera: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8

The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are two of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Being the cream of the crop of the efforts of Apple and Samsung, the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 have a lot going on for them. Bezel-less design? Check. Awesome displays? Check. Super-fast hardware? Check. Dual cameras with great performance and new modes? Double check!

As you probably already know, both the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are each rocking an oh-so-trendy dual-cam setup that combines a regular wide-angle shooter with a “telephoto” camera for lossless optical …