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Apple Patent App Will Improve Images Using Continuous Capture

11:06 AM, Feb. 14th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · News

Apple Image Capture Patent

Apple has applied for a patent to improve image capture quality on mobile devices by automatically buffering many still images while the user previews the shot, and then automatically selecting the best image or combination of images once the user presses the camera’s shutter button. The process aims to address issues like movement delays and camera shake, producing better final shots that are more representative of the scene that a user intended to capture.

iOS 6.1 Security Flaw Bypasses Lock Screen With Esoteric Steps

10:05 AM, Feb. 14th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · News

iOS 6.1 Lock Screen Security Flaw

A bug in iOS 6.1 acts as a security flaw, allowing anyone with physical access to an iPhone to bypass the lock screen and access the phone, contacts, voicemail, and photo apps. However, the steps involved are complicated, making it unlikely that individuals without knowledge of the flaw could successfully bypass the lock screen.

New Apple Patent May Hint at Features of Rumored “iWatch”

8:35 PM, Feb. 12th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · Rumor

Apple Motion Patent

Apple has been granted a broad patent describing how advanced sensors attached to devices or worn by users can monitor and analyze movement, force, and environmental conditions. Many of the described functions fit well with possible features of the rumored Apple "iWatch."

Capture Thrilling Video on the Slopes with Apex HD Snow Goggles

3:01 PM, Feb. 12th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

While the northeastern United States digs out of its latest snowstorm, adventurous skiers should check out the Apex HD Snow Goggles from Liquid Image before they head out to take advantage of the fresh powder. Starting at US$299.99, the Apex HD adds a 1080p video camera to a pair of snow goggles, giving the wearer protection from the elements while allowing for the capture of thrilling POV video. The goggles even support live streaming via Wi-Fi to portable devices like the iPhone.

New Games Coming to OS X With Release of EA’s Origin for Mac

9:16 AM, Feb. 8th, 2013 · Jim Tanous · News

Origin for Mac

Origin, EA’s Steam-like digital distribution platform, has just launched for OS X. The project was first announced in August 2012. The free software allows users to browse, purchase, and play EA software titles that are compatible with OS X. As of now, that includes 49 games ranging from casual options to newer blockbusters.