Given its size, the iPad 2 is a better photo viewer than photo taker (unless it's acting as a photo booth). And as a photo viewer, it's fantastic. Flipping through photos on the iPad's touch screen pulls you closer to the images than clicking through photos on a laptop or desktop with a keyboard. I recently tried out three photo-browsing apps, a photo-processing app, and a photo-booth app on the iPad. I offer you my thoughts on each.
From the makers of the Hipstamatic toy camera app comes IncrediBooth, a 99-cent app that turns your iOS device into a photo booth.
The app is incredibly simple to use. Center your mug in the frame (or squeeze in as many friends as will fit), hit the big, red button, and wait as the app snaps four photos at 2-second intervals. I am using it on an iPad 2, but it works with any iOS device with a front-facing camera (iPad 2, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation iPod Touch).
After taking a round of photos, tap the Photos Outside button and … Read more
Tracking flights and timing either your arrival to pick someone up, or your arrival at the airport for a departure flight can be difficult given how often flights are delayed. There are plenty of apps for your iPhone out there to choose from, as we have already shown you. FlightBoard provides you with another option, allowing for quick flight search by airport, and presenting it in style.
Pixlr-o-matic is a retro photo-processing application for the iPhone and iPad. It's free, ad-free, and easy to use. It's a useful app for older iOS devices without cameras as well as the iPad 2, since iPad-specific versions don't exist for retro-photo iPhone apps Hipstamatic and Instagram. With Pixlr-o-matic you can take a photo or upload one from your photo library; apply a filter, an effect, and a frame; and then save or share the photo. Here's how the app works on an iPad 2.… Read more
Instamap is a universal app that lets you take an Instagram trip around the world. I don't like it as much as Instagallery, but it's still a fun way to view Instagram photos by location, particularly on the iPad. Here's how it works.
After purchasing the $1.99 app, you'll need to log in to your Instagram account before you can being browsing photos. (Instagallery, in contrast, doesn't require an Instagram account to view photos.) The app works only in landscape mode and is arranged with a menu along the left edge of the display … Read more
iMessage was announced during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this year, bringing a platform that rivals RIM's BlackBerry Messenger to all iOS devices.
We are going to take a look at iMessage and give you some tips on getting started with the new iOS messaging service once iOS 5 is released to the public. … Read more
Sharing photos allows friends and family to relive one of your moments. However, sometimes a single picture just isn't enough. So whether you want to show off pictures from a fun day at a theme park, your kids doing something funny, or your pets being cute, using Photo Grid for Android is a great way to start.
Step 1: Download Photo Grid for Android.
Step 2: Open the app and choose the style of collage you want to make (Multi is pretty cool).
Step 3: Pick the location of the pictures you want to use for the collage.
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Sure, Instagram is a fun and easy way to share photos from your iPhone, but the app itself is less appealing for viewing photos because the images are so small on the iPhone's display. Enter the iPad. Or rather, enter third-party apps for the iPad, since Instagram has yet to release an iPad app. One such app is Instagallery, which is fully featured, yet easy to use. It costs a reasonable $1.99. Let's take a look at what it can do.… Read more
It's happened to the best of us--we go to the grocery store with a mental list, sure that we could never forget one of the only six items on it. Then we get back home, look in the bag, and realize we forgot the chocolate chips for the cookies we've been craving.
With the release of iOS 5 getting closer by the day, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users will soon be able to take advantage of the new Reminders application that is included in Apple's latest mobile OS. Here we take a look at the app and show you how to use some of its features. … Read more
This post is more of a heads-up than how-to. If the approaching 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has put you in a reflective mood, there is a wonderful iPad app that provides a retrospective of the World Trade Center, a look at the projects occurring at the site today, and a look to what the future holds for the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The app, The 911 Memorial: Past, Present and Future, is free, though only for a limited time.
The app was created by Steven Rosenbaum, the filmmaker behind 7 Days in September, a documentary … Read more