Blackberry and Nokia are toast! Says Tech Ticker.  Phones are now an afterthought as people now choose their purchases based on who runs the best and most aps, rather than how well the phone works.  Apple and Google are poised to win the SmartPhone wars while Nokia and Blackberry will go the way of the dinosaurs.. And they’re blaming it on Angry Birds..;o)

 

Blackberry and Nokia are toast! Says Tech Ticker.  Phones are now an afterthought as people now choose their purchases based on who runs the best and most aps, rather than how well the phone works.  Apple and Google are poised to win the SmartPhone wars while Nokia and Blackberry will go the way of the dinosaurs.. And they’re blaming it on Angry Birds..;o)

 

This is an interesting article about how to train yourself to see certain colors.  Definitely a valuable skill for the aspiring photographer.  I wish I would have read this sort of stuff when I was beginning, it would have saved me a lot of time.

 

This is an interesting article about how to train yourself to see certain colors.  Definitely a valuable skill for the aspiring photographer.  I wish I would have read this sort of stuff when I was beginning, it would have saved me a lot of time.

 

As you can see from the picture, GPS devices in America are becoming more useful than we imagined!

 

As you can see from the picture, GPS devices in America are becoming more useful than we imagined!

 

Available here for the Iphone, and also available for Android on the Android Market Place, a model release form manager.  After seeing this I downloaded the Android version which allows you to use your own forms.  Pretty cool as I have them in both Thai and English.  You can take a thumbnail shot of the person signing the release using the phone camera, show them the form, and then they can use their finger to record a signature.

 

Available here for the Iphone, and also available for Android on the Android Market Place, a model release form manager.  After seeing this I downloaded the Android version which allows you to use your own forms.  Pretty cool as I have them in both Thai and English.  You can take a thumbnail shot of the person signing the release using the phone camera, show them the form, and then they can use their finger to record a signature.

 

Aperture 3.1.1 for Mac’s has been released.   This is a great raw processing program and photo manager which is now compatible with iLife Media Browser and improved handing of photos to social sites. 

 

Aperture 3.1.1 for Mac’s has been released.   This is a great raw processing program and photo manager which is now compatible with iLife Media Browser and improved handing of photos to social sites.

 

The surprise star of Photokina the announcement of the Fuji Finepix X100 stole the entire show!  The soon to be released Fuji Finepix X100 information site keeps revealing more tantalizing information.  It's now revealed its raw modes.  The X100 is destined to be the new professionals choice for a small compact camera if marketed correctly.  It sports a APS-C sized sensor like the Sony NEX-5 for optimum image quality, but a more traditional user interface which looks and feels more like a traditional camera.   

The viewfinder is a brilliantly designed hybrid offering both and OVF (optical viewfinder) and EVF (electronic viewfinder) options which you can switch back and forth between!  There is also a liveview mode on the rear LCD like the point and shoot crowd is used to!  Solid design, solid detented shutter speed and EV dials and a beautiful aperture control ring around the lens in the style of the older but hugely popular Olympus OM series SLR's.  They've managed to combine the old and the new in a beautiful design with Leica like build quality.  If this camera tests/reviews as well as it looks, it's destined to become a great. 

 

The surprise star of Photokina the announcement of the Fuji Finepix X100 stole the entire show!  The soon to be released Fuji Finepix X100 information site keeps revealing more tantalizing information.  It's now revealed its raw modes.  The X100 is destined to be the new professionals choice for a small compact camera if marketed correctly.  It sports a APS-C sized sensor like the Sony NEX-5 for optimum image quality, but a more traditional user interface which looks and feels more like a traditional camera.

The viewfinder is a brilliantly designed hybrid offering both and OVF (optical viewfinder) and EVF (electronic viewfinder) options which you can switch back and forth between!  There is also a liveview mode on the rear LCD like the point and shoot crowd is used to!  Solid design, solid detented shutter speed and EV dials and a beautiful aperture control ring around the lens in the style of the older but hugely popular Olympus OM series SLR's.  They've managed to combine the old and the new in a beautiful design with Leica like build quality.  If this camera tests/reviews as well as it looks, it's destined to become a great.

The surprise star of Photokina the announcement of the Fuji Finepix X100 stole the entire show!  The soon to be released Fuji Finepix X100 information site keeps revealing more tantalizing information.  It's now revealed its raw modes.  The X100 is destined to be the new professionals choice for a small compact camera if marketed correctly.  It sports a APS-C sized sensor like the Sony NEX-5 for optimum image quality, but a more traditional user interface which looks and feels more like a traditional camera.

The viewfinder is a brilliantly designed hybrid offering both and OVF (optical viewfinder) and EVF (electronic viewfinder) options which you can switch back and forth between!  There is also a liveview mode on the rear LCD like the point and shoot crowd is used to!  Solid design, solid detented shutter speed and EV dials and a beautiful aperture control ring around the lens in the style of the older but hugely popular Olympus OM series SLR's.  They've managed to combine the old and the new in a beautiful design with Leica like build quality.  If this camera tests/reviews as well as it looks, it's destined to become a great.

The surprise star of Photokina the announcement of the Fuji Finepix X100 stole the entire show!  The soon to be released Fuji Finepix X100 information site keeps revealing more tantalizing information.  It's now revealed its raw modes.  The X100 is destined to be the new professionals choice for a small compact camera if marketed correctly.  It sports a APS-C sized sensor like the Sony NEX-5 for optimum image quality, but a more traditional user interface which looks and feels more like a traditional camera.

The viewfinder is a brilliantly designed hybrid offering both and OVF (optical viewfinder) and EVF (electronic viewfinder) options which you can switch back and forth between!  There is also a liveview mode on the rear LCD like the point and shoot crowd is used to!  Solid design, solid detented shutter speed and EV dials and a beautiful aperture control ring around the lens in the style of the older but hugely popular Olympus OM series SLR's.  They've managed to combine the old and the new in a beautiful design with Leica like build quality.  If this camera tests/reviews as well as it looks, it's destined to become a great.

 

Fuji releases a new firmware version 1.01 for their popular Finepix F300EXR.  This fixes several small bugs.

 

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Dxo Labs releases DxO Optics Pro version 6.5.2 for both Windows and Macs.  Added support for the Sony NEX-5 and 50 new modules are added.

 

Dxo Labs releases DxO Optics Pro version 6.5.2 for both Windows and Macs.  Added support for the Sony NEX-5 and 50 new modules are added.

 

 

Nikon releases firmware upgrade 1.1 for its new P7000 compact.  This fixes some bugs with the zoom features and reduces recording time of RAW images so you’ll want to do the upgrade.

 

Nikon releases firmware upgrade 1.1 for its new P7000 compact.  This fixes some bugs with the zoom features and reduces recording time of RAW images so you’ll want to do the upgrade.

 

High speed photos have always been fun, but required a ton of work.  New equipment is making such shots much easier than ever before and in fact, there are several television shows centering on high speed video shots of fun events like breaking balloons, bullets piercing glass, and so forth. This small gallery of high-speed captures  should wet your appetite for such fun images.  Fascinating images!

 

High speed photos have always been fun, but required a ton of work.  New equipment is making such shots much easier than ever before and in fact, there are several television shows centering on high speed video shots of fun events like breaking balloons, bullets piercing glass, and so forth. This small gallery of high-speed captures  should wet your appetite for such fun images.  Fascinating images! High speed photos have always been fun, but required a ton of work.  New equipment is making such shots much easier than ever before and in fact, there are several television shows centering on high speed video shots of fun events like breaking balloons, bullets piercing glass, and so forth. This small gallery of high-speed captures  should wet your appetite for such fun images.  Fascinating images! High speed photos have always been fun, but required a ton of work.  New equipment is making such shots much easier than ever before and in fact, there are several television shows centering on high speed video shots of fun events like breaking balloons, bullets piercing glass, and so forth. This small gallery of high-speed captures  should wet your appetite for such fun images.  Fascinating images!

 

The SNITCH AP is here!  Iphone users can now become rats and snitch on all types of law breakers via a new “snitch network” which makes ratting out your fellow citizens as easy as touching the appropriate icon on your Iphone.  This worries me for a myriad of reasons.  What say you?  There truly is an ap for everything…

 

The SNITCH AP is here!  Iphone users can now become rats and snitch on all types of law breakers via a new “snitch network” which makes ratting out your fellow citizens as easy as touching the appropriate icon on your Iphone.  This worries me for a myriad of reasons.  What say you?  There truly is an ap for everything…