Apple unveils iPhoto for iPad, available today for $4.99

By on March 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM.

Apple unveils iPhoto for iPad, available today for $4.99

Toward the end of Apple’s iPad event in San Francisco, the Cupertino-based company announced iPhoto for iPad. Along with Garage Band and iMovie, Apple has now brought its entire iLife suite of programs to its popular tablet. “With the introduction of iPhoto, we’ve brought the entire suite of iLife apps to iOS and users are going to love it,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Whether brushing an effect onto a photo, shooting a movie trailer or jamming with friends to record a song, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand let you make amazing creations on iPad and iPhone.” The application relies heavily on gestures and features smart browsing, auto-enhancing, professional-quality effects, brushes, photo beaming between devices, photo journals and multi-touch editing. iPhoto for iPad supports images up to 19-megapixels and allows users to share images via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, email and more. The app will be available today in the App Store for $4.99. Read on for Apple’s press release. More →

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AMD says Xbox 720 graphics will be on a par with Avatar

By on July 18, 2011 at 11:01 PM.

AMD says Xbox 720 graphics will be on a par with Avatar

According to the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine, AMD’s director of ISV relationships Neal Robison said that the next-generation Xbox will offer graphics that will be on a par with the type of effects viewers saw in the movie Avatar. AMD hasn’t publicly been named as a partner on console, which is currently being dubbed the Xbox 720, but the chip maker did provide the hardware inside the current Xbox 360 system. Avatar-style graphics would certainly be a pretty big leap from the offering currently available on the Xbox 360, and we’re definitely excited to hear more on the new system. We’ll probably have just under one year to find out for sure; we exclusively reported in late June that Microsoft would take the wraps off of its next gaming console during E3 2012 next year. More →

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SRS iWOW 3D for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch giveaway!

By on April 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM.

SRS iWOW 3D for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch giveaway!

We reviewed SRS’s iWOW 3D accessory for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch three weeks ago and at that time, we were pretty much blown away by the device. Since then, nothing has changed — in a nutshell, we can no longer listen to music on our iDevices without the iWOW 3D plugged in and pumping. But hearing is believing, and SRS Labs was nice enough to send through a few units so we can share the love with our readers. That’s right, we’re giving away five SRS iWOW 3D Deluxe packages along with five SRS t-shirts. Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment below explaining why you should win an SRS iWOW 3D Deluxe pack and a t-shirt
  • Follow @BGR on Twitter and also check out our Facebook page!

It’s that simple. This giveaway will run for one week until 11:59 p.m. on April 26th, and it is open to legal U.S. residents 18 and older. Winners will be notified directly via email, so please make sure you use a real email address when posting your entry in the comments section. SRS iWOW 3D Deluxe packages include one iWOW 3D accessory, five different colored face plates and a pair of in-ear headphones. T-shirts are available in large only. Good luck!

P.S. If you want to follow individual BGR staffers on Twitter, you can follow @boygenius, @andrewmunchbach, @robotodd and @zacharye

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10 fantastic free iPhone apps every photography fan should have

By on August 17, 2009 at 2:27 PM.

10 fantastic free iPhone apps every photography fan should have

One of the greatest features of the iPhone 3GS compared to older iPhone models is the camera. Yes, at 3 megapixels it’s still lagging behind the rest of the industry where resolution is concerned and yes, it still doesn’t have a flash (though 90 percent of flashes on mobile phones are just about useless). Despite its shortcomings however, the 3GS’ shooter still manages to capture some wonderfully solid images in good lighting and some way-better-than-average pics in dim lighting. As is often the case, third party app developers have hit the iPhone in full force where the camera is concerned in order to make good hardware even better thanks to creative and functional software. The cream of the crop falls into the paid category in some cases, but if you’re just beginning to explore the optics on your iPhone it’s always best to start out with some free options before you start emptying your wallet. So if you’re a photography fan with an iPhone 3GS (or any model for that matter), hit the jump for a list of 10 essential free iPhone apps that will help make your iPhone-captured photos shine.

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