How to Use the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as a Flashlight


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has tons of impressive features with a huge display and its S-Pen stylus, but another worth talking about is the camera, its flash, and using it for a dedicated flashlight in times of need. Last week we explained how owners can use their Note 3 camera flash for alerts and […]

How to Use the Samsung Galaxy S4 as a Flashlight


The Samsung Galaxy S4 has an impressive 13 megapixel camera and a bright LED flash, one that is useful for more things than just taking pictures. Earlier this week we explained how to use the Galaxy S4 flash for alerts and notifications, but today we’re focusing on using it as a dedicated flashlight. This is […]

How to Use the Galaxy Note 3 Camera Flash for Notifications

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When it comes to getting alerts and notifications on your Galaxy Note 3 for incoming calls and text messages, there’s multiple different options available. From ringtones to custom vibrate modes and more. There’s also one more you’ve probably seen before from many iPhone owners. And that’s the camera flash. Setting your phone on silent mode […]

How to Use Galaxy S4 Camera Flash for Alerts & Notifications


When it comes to getting notifications or alerts for incoming calls or SMS messages, there’s a few different options available. Vibrate-mode isn’t as inconspicuous as many users would like, and setting a phone to silent mode can have you missing important calls or texts. As a result there’s a third option (aside from the blinking […]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date Pegged for Q2 by Samsung

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is set for sometime in Q2 according to a statement from Samsung today during the announcement of a new LED flash that will appear in the “next Galaxy smartphone.” Samsung executives are speaking freely about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in interviews over the last several months and the announcement […]

iPhone 5S: Dual-Color, Dual LED Flash Could Capture Better Photos


For a brighter flash with more realistic colors when images are captured in the dark, we’re learning that Apple may use two different colors for the dual LED flash on the iPhone 5S’s camera. Previously we had seen a rear camera housing for the next generation flagship iOS smartphone that suggests Apple would add a […]

New Leaked iPhone 5S Images Again Point to Dual-LED Flash Unit


Following leaked images that reveal the dual-LED flash and a larger battery on Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5S refresh this fall, a new set of images confirm the dual-LED flash, showing what may be the biggest visual upgrade to the flagship smartphone’s design. From what we can tell so far, the iPhone 5S looks identical […]

Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Xenon Flash Is Not Worth the Purchase


The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless largely functions in much of the same way as AT&T’s Lumia 920, but the new flagship adds a Xenon flash that replaces the dual-LED flash of the 920. Given what we know about Xenon flash–it’s brighter, able to freeze motion so you don’t have motion blur in your […]

Apple Improving iPhone Flash Photography By Combining Multiple iPhones

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A new patent application from Apple seeks to improve the camera flash on an iPhone by combining multiple iPhone smartphones to give better lighting to a scene. This would be akin to using slave flashes in photography where multiple flashes or lighting sources can be triggered when the shutter button is activated. In the case […]

How to Use the iPhone’s Camera Flash for Calls and Alerts

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For many, iPhone notifications is one of the most important features on their phone. From differing sounds to custom vibration patterns, notifications keep you in the loop when a new iMessage, phone call or other app requires attention. The iPhone also is capable of another type of notification that uses the camera’s LED flash. By enabling the […]

Google Gets Patent for Multi-LED Flash on Camera Phone


Google has recently been granted for an invention that would allow future smartphones and tablets to have multiple LED flashes to better expose a scene for a photograph. Google has shown a number of different arrangements for the LED flash to be embedded on the backside of a phone. In one image posted on Droid-life, […]

Leaked Sprint ZTE Flash Brings High-End Specs at Mid-Range Price


Those who are looking for a modern high-end smartphone with specs that include 4G LTE connectivity, a high-megapixel camera, and HD display may not have to look further than the affordably priced ZTE Flash. The ZTE Flash, which was seen leaked in recent days, now has its official press photos revealed showing an attractive design […]

Adobe Ends Flash Support on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


Those looking to adopt the Nexus 7 Tablet or are anticipating upgrading their existing hardware to Google’s latest generation Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system may have to think twice if they rely on Adobe’s Flash plugin to stream content or to play browser-based games. Adobe, which tried to break into the mobile space with […]

How to Take Better iPhone Photos

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It’s easy to take good photos with the iPhone, but a few tips will help you take great iPhone photos. Because the iPhone is almost always with us, it is the best camera for many users. With these tips, you can take photos that look like they came form a point-and-shoot, not a smartphone camera. […]

Why I Signed Up for Adobe Creative Cloud


Adobe released Creative Suite CS6, updating its awesome creative software for professionals and serious enthusiasts. Instead of going out to buy a full version of CS6 or an upgrade license Adobe customers can do something completely different for the first time. Every other year I update to the newest version of Photoshop taking advantage of my […]

New LED Camera Phone Flash As Bright as a Floodlight


While most camera phones today, including capable smartphones with high-megapixel cameras, can take excellent images in bright conditions, the included LED flash modules on these devices still are not bright enough to light up a picture when taken in a dimly-lit setting, like in a home, restaurant, or bar at night. Camera manufacturers like Nokia […]

$3,000 Swiss Army Knife Packs in 1 TB of Flash Storage (Video)


For mobile users who are always worried about not having enough storage space to tote around their digital files with them, Victorinox has a 1 TB flash drive solution. Like the company’s other USB thumb drives, the flash drive carries the Swiss Army Knife-maker’s signature looks. The 1 TB flash drive, which is thicker than […]

Review: 10 Reasons the Galaxy Nexus is Better Than the iPhone 4S

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The best Android phones are arguably the Nexus devices which get special treatment from Google. These phones have the latest software, the best features and often the best looks. The Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, bringing an HD display and Android 4.0 to the table. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review […]

Adobe Flash and AIR Coming to Galaxy Nexus in December


We knew that Adobe would be rolling out Adobe Flash support for Android 4.0 (and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus) before the end of the year but at the time we didn’t know if that meant it would be out in November or December. Today, Adobe cleared a few things up and confirmed that Adobe Flash […]