How do I camera: Samsung releases its own video series with camera tips and tricks for the Galaxy S8

Some months ago, Apple launched a “How to shoot on iPhone 7” series of videos, which were supposedly meant to teach users how to achieve magic with the cameras on their brand-new iPhones. However, the tips were quite basic and the videos, albeit well-made, were something to the tune of “Open camera, tap the white circle, congratulations!”.

Still, exposure to features, which not every user might know off the bat is a good way to have consumers crave your device that much more. Which is probably why Samsung is well on track with its own “Galaxy S8 camera tips” series, which currently holds …


New HTC U11 software update will enable 60 FPS video recording "over the next couple of months"

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about a major software update that the HTC U11 is bound to receive. Now, HTC is officially confirming that an update is indeed coming soon, although it doesn’t mention all the new features that are rumored to be included in it – like support for Bluetooth 5.0, or sRGB screen mode. Nevertheless, HTC can confirm that the U11 will gain support for 60 FPS (frames per second) video recording.

HTC says that the update enabling 60 FPS video recording “will be rolling out over the next couple of months to devices everywhere.” As you can …

YouTube for Android rolls out speed controls for video playback on some devices

One of the special features that YouTube reserves for its desktop version only is speed controls: being able to speed up or slow down a video is especially useful for those trying to learn moves from videos, or just looking for those tiny details that are not easily noticeable.
Now, YouTube seems to be mulling adding speed controls to its mobile application. 9to5Google has noticed the option to select video speed on YouTube for Android, version 12.29.57, but the option is not yet available to everyone out there (we don’t have it yet).
The …

Video allegedly shows Apple AirDrop transmitting an in-flight photo from one cockpit to another

If you’ve never used AirDrop on your Apple iPhone or Mac, it is a tool used to transfer small files between iOS devices (and Macs) without requiring the use of email or any internet service at all. Even though both the transmitting device and the receiving device are not online, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles must be set to “on” on the two units. To show a real-life example of AirDrop in action, a video was posted showing the alleged transmission of a photo between two iOS devices on board separate airplanes in flight.

The video opens with the captain of a Boeing 747-8 explaining …

The iPhone 8 may shoot 60 FPS 4K video with both the front and rear cameras

In today’s installment of the HomePod firmware that keeps on revealing potential features of the upcoming Apple crop, a real gem has been discovered in the code, namely that the iPhone 8 may shoot 60fps 4K video, and could be able to do 4K footage with the front camera as well. Besides listing 4K 60fps video, the code also attaches a “front” or “back” identifier at each line, hinting that the ability may be extended to the front selfie snapper as well.
Given the potential characteristics of the new 10nm Apple A11 chipset, we’ve no doubt that the processing power will …

Facebook may launch a video chat Android device and a Google Home rival in 2018

Rumors about Facebook working on a new smart speaker surfaced about a week ago, but the information wasn’t entirely clear on how exactly the device will work and when it might be launched on the market. Today, a more in-depth report sheds light on Facebook’s plans to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Apparently, Facebook’s Building 8 lab is already working on a video chat device that will be powered by Android. The social media giant doesn’t consider the addition of an in-house OS for this particular device and has chosen Android, but things might change over …

Truecaller for Android gains Google Duo video calling support

Truecaller, the traditional dialer that is used by almost 250 million people across the globe has just announced the addition of Google Duo video calling function to its Android app.

After today’s update, Truecaller users will be able to make video calls using Google Duo, assuming they own an Android smartphone. Moreover, the new option is just one tap away, so there’s that.

Aside from the new Google Duo video calling feature, Truecaller developers added a few other improvements. For example, the Android app should now use less memory than before, while the size of the app has been …

Video teaser suggests that the BlackBerry KEYone will soon be unveiled in India

The BlackBerry KEYone is the most exciting and in demand handset that the company has had in some time. The outstanding physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the reasons why, along with the amazing battery life thanks to the energy-sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset. And with the same camera sensors as the Google Pixel, the camera takes photographs that you normally wouldn’t expect to see come from a BlackBerry.

Thanks to some teasers posted by BlackBerry Mobile India’s Twitter account, the odds look good that the phone is about to become available in the country. In addition, a video teaser …

Moto 360 camera: a pricey new Moto Mod with 4K video and immersive 3D audio capture

Motorola just announced a brand new Moto Mod alongside its Moto Z2 Force Edition flagship. The latest member of the snap-on accessory line is a 360 camera, capable of recording video in 4K.

So, how does it differentiate itself from competitors like Samsung’s Gear 360? Well, the fact that it’s a module has many advantages – it can be connected via pins to compatible Moto Z handsets, which enables users to store videos and photos directly on their smartphones. This also allows for a more compact size, since there’s no need for a separate battery or memory …

See the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in action in this leaked hands-on video

Another rugged version of a Samsung flagship is expected to land in the United States in the not so distant future, the Galaxy S8 Active. A plethora of hands-on pictures leaked recently, so you might already know what the phone looks like if you’ve following our news feed.

Fortunately for us tech-savvies, the same source who leaked the images has just uploaded a hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, so if you want to see the smartphone in action, you can watch the video above.

Unlike the previous rugged smartphones (Galaxy S6 and S7 Active) carried …