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Create stunning photos for holiday cards with these mobile apps

Get ahead of your game this year by sending out photo holiday cards to friends and family. Here are five mobile apps to transform images into masterpieces.

HTC slices RE Camera price to just $100 for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday

As expected, the lukewarm critical reception of HTC’s quirky little RE Camera likely translated into paltry box-office numbers so far. Otherwise, there would be no reason for the pipe-like shooter’s makers to already take a whopping half off RE’s price. A sudden spurt of generosity could be another possible explanation, we guess, but we’ve stopped more »

Sony to ship 21MP smartphone image sensor in 2015

Japanese technology company Sony has revealed it will begin shipping a new 21-megapixel smartphone image sensor next year. The company is already behind some of the best mobile image sensors, and the upgraded 21MP sensor will only add to Sony’s good reputation in the market. Sony’s Exmor RS IMX230 sensor has a higher megapixel count and faster auto-focus, according to a statement from Sony.

Unlimited photo storage, now for Amazon Prime members

When it comes to stored digital media, nothing takes up more space than my photos. Important documents? It’s been holding steady around 3GB. My entire music library has pushed past 600 albums, requiring only 14.3GB of space. But with all the free streaming music services available, it’s not growing much at all. But photos taken from smartphones? I’m about to break past 50GB very soon.

HTC Desire Eye, Re Camera and One M8 for Windows coming to AT&T November 7

It’s an announcement-packed beginning of the week for AT&T, which is just about ready to welcome three new HTC devices in its product portfolio in addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, Motorola’s Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch R.

Details emerge for the Oppo N3’s camera

On Monday, Oppo teased the swiveling camera that will be found on its N3 smartphone, and now the company has confirmed some of the specs for the camera sensor. Oppo CEO Chenming Yong has released some information in regards to the N3 camera on Weibo. The camera will have a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor, and the CEO released a photo comparing the sensor to the specs found in the iPhone 6, One M8, and other high-end devices.

AT&T to exclusively carry HTC Desire Eye, Re Camera also en route to Ma Bell

Well, that surely didn’t take long. HTC barely got through the “Double Exposure” event and unveiled the Desire Eye smartphone and Re Camera, leaving availability and pricing largely up in the air, and AT&T already made the picture complete.

OkCupid explains how to take an attractive profile picture

Admittedly, I don’t have the best associations when it comes to OkCupid. I attribute this to the fact that my friend’s creepy roommate used to browse OkCupid profiles in the dark, and something about it felt like a bad episode of Law and Order: SVU. However, he always had a girlfriend so it was clearly working for him. That being said, I fully support OkCupid’s data collection blog, “OkTrends,” because it uses OkCupid’s dating powers for good! Quite the rarity. In their own words, “we’ve compiled our observations and statistics from hundreds of millions of OkCupid user interactions, all to explore the data side of the online world.” And their latest research-based post was created to help users take better profile pictures.

Large smartphones get a boost for video, photography

Despite how digital photos from smartphones and cameras can be nigh unlimited, due to being able to delete the chaff, there is value in taking a great shot the first time each time. If not for the sake of photography, then at least to save storage space or time spent cherry-picking.

Seek Thermal readies thermal camera for consumers

Thermal (also known as infrared) cameras, long used for professional, law enforcement and military applications, measure the heat that objects and people radiate and turns it into a visual image. Essentially, it enables you to “see” things that you can’t necessarily with the naked eye.

Sony’s leaked IFA 2014 invite alludes to looming phone(s), lens-style cameras

As if the recent bundle of information spills on Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact smartphones weren’t enough to clarify the duo was prepped for an IFA 2014 introduction, a purported press conference invitation has now surfaced, clearing the air once and for all.

The Tiffen Company to show new imaging accessories from Steadicam, Domke, Dfx and Lowel at 2014 CE Week

The Tiffen Company will show off its new imaging accessory product lineup at CE Week, to be held June 25 and 26 in New York.