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Photography can be very expensive hobby in general, and we tend to focus on quite large price tag items. Camera and lenses are always top of mind for new purchase, but still there are many different accessories that can help you to improve your photography, that don’t cost so much, but can create so visible results.

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First is first, you have a nice 300mm lens, but all your photos came up blurry and out of focus, good stabilization is the key. In nature and outdoor environment you cant usually find a good stance so a good tripod or monopod is essential for the perfect shoot.
Z07-2 Portable Retractable Hand-held Digital Camera Monopod Unipod is quite a good choice for under $15.

When looking for a tripod or monopod look closely about the weight and portability, because you will have to carry that thing with you, and you don’t want another dead weight on you back, and you don’t want something that will prevent you to go throe dense woods.

Another good choice is this, specially if you have more heavier equipment  Manfrotto 680B Monopod 4-SCTN Manfroto is proven and trusted brand, and it can hold up to 22.00 lbs of equipment. But still its under the $100 price tag, and also you will not be broken backed with it around.

If you want a tripod, Amazon is offering cheep solution in their essential range for under $25, as it’s lightweight, it’s not designated to hold to much weight ether – no solution for big lens nor DSLR.

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If you are a bit more serious photographer, with a bit more serious equipment, you will have to go to more reliable solutions, such as Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo for DSLR. Made for heavy lifting, but still affordable.

 

 

Universal online mannequin

autor: Ivand 18.01.2014 Comments Off

XL, L, S… one of the biggest problems in clothes online shopping, sizes. Standardized but varies from manufacturer to manufacturer from season to season. In the end you are unable to know will your new shirt will fit you and most important how will it fit you. In the end one of the every four items are returned, due to a poor fit.

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Solution comes from Tartu, Estonia, where robotics section of the University of Tartu, presented a Robotic mannequin able to change its shape according to your exact dimensions.

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Adidas, Hugo Boss among many others recognized the opportunity in lowering number of return shipments due to the poor fit and rise profits and user satisfaction, and start shipping their new clothes lines to the studio in Estonia, where Fits.me staff dress a mannequin and then change over couple thousands combinations of hip width, chest diameter, arm length and waist size. All combinations are photographed, and stored in the database. So when you go to the Adidas.com entering your body size, and you can see particular item, on your body shape.

3d rendering was the previous solution for this issue, but as Fits.me claims, their system is much more accurate and natural.

How to charge your iPhone faster

autor: Ivand 15.01.2014 Comments Off

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You had probably end up too many times with almost depleted battery and leaving the house in short time. Here are the couple of tips how to charge your battery faster. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Smartphone applications usage has doubled in the last year, and the biggest growth driver are social networks and instant messaging applications, by the NBC News.

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NBC is quoting latest research by the Flurry, and by the data growth is hidden not in more frequent usage but in more and more people using apps and smartphones.

Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and chinese WeChat are the apps with growth over 200%, just in the past year. Most of them are in the instant messaging niche, but also provides options for sharing photos, voice and video conversations.

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As a bit of surprise comes in the info about the growth in email apps, but this is just following the trend of growth for the smartphone user-base. Music and video apps, has grown in 78%, and the games app are in the last position with 66%.

 

How to jailbreak your iOS7 device – iPhone or iPad

autor: Ivand 12.01.2014 Comments Off

One of the best Christmas presents for all iOS devices owners is jailbreak for IOS7. Evad3rs team has released full untethered jailbreak on 22nd December. Released evasion jailbreak will be able to free your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad device, also jailbreak is supporting iOS7 versions u to iOS 7.0.4.

 

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One of the main features of the evasion jailbreak is that is totally hassle free for all users and that take only 5 minutes of your time. Nastavi sa čitanjem →

Redefining email client – Mailbox app

autor: admin 11.02.2013 Comments Off

One of the first and primary things that we did on our smartphones was checking email – today for some at least is checking Facebook or Twitter. Still email services are one of the most used services on today smartphones.

iPhone has it’s native email client, who’s working with most popular email providers and services, gmail recently promoted their new a bit more useful email app for iOS and Android. But still this is just not good enough. The solution is here redefining email usage on smartphones Mailbox app.

If you like what you see, you can download Mailbox app from an AppStore for free, but… there is a but, that only reserve you a copy of the mailbox app, you can not use it right away.

[box type=event] Demand for Mailbox has been incredible, and in order to deliver a world-class email experience we’re filling reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’ve already reserved your Mailbox, download the app and enter your reservation info. If you don’t have a reservation, download the app to get your place in line. Everyone can watch the line move in real-time from inside the app.  [/box]

 

LG Optimus G Pro leaked info

autor: admin 11.02.2013 Comments Off

This is one of my favorite kind of posts leaked info about new not yet released devices. Latest leek is about successor of the LG Optimus G still holding a good position as a powerful Android device.

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Upgraded version LG Optimus G should come with 5.5 inch full HD IPS-LCD display (phablet anyone?) and quad-core Snapdragon processor working on 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM. By the leaked specs, new Optimus will have 13Mpix main camera and front 2Mpix version.

Also, Optimus G Pro should have 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSD cards up to 64GB. Main improvements are on  autonomy side, it should have high capacity 3140 mAh battery.

LG Optimus G Pro will be a strong competitor to the next generation devices such as Samusng Galaxy S4, HTC M7 and recently released Sony Xperia Z.

 

Cinemagram – moving Instagram – new hipster art form?

autor: admin 10.02.2013 Comments Off

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There are just too many knockoffs of great Instagram, this time is different.  Cinemagram allows you to create fantastic animated gifs – which are just so hipster these days.

[box type=event]Animated photograpy (or cinemagraph) is a new visual art form that stands on the borderline between photography and video. Capturing the micromovements of living people and objects into eternal loops creates an illusion of extremely lifelike experience. The viewer is magnetically enchanted and feels the presence of the subject that was never possible with static photogaphy. This art form emerged in 2011 on Tumblr. [/box]

First of all you take a short video, afterwards you can select the part of the image that you want to move and what you want to stay still. Which is quite enough to create fantastic animated affects and to showoff your creativity.

There are few cines that I had find interesting, but also few my cines.

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Cinemagram is free to download from App Store -
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and unfortunately it doesn’t support Android platforms.

 

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iPhone 101 #0 – new to the Apple world – start here!

autor: admin 10.02.2013 Comments Off

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Apple probably most famous for it’s reinventing the smartphone, iPhone has changed the way we are looking and using smartphones. One of the key things that the Apple did is creating a whole universe around the devices, with iTunes, AppStore.

Apple universe is really a complex one, and that represents one of the main problems for a new user jumping on a iPhone/iPad/Apple band wagon.  In our iPhone 101 we will try to introduce you, newcomer to the Apple world to the all terms frequently used, some tips and tricks – and all other stuff related to your new iDevice.

In zer0 edition, we will try to cover just some basic terms about iDevices. This list will be updated as we go along deeper in the Apple universe.

Iphone/iPad/iPod Jailbreak

First that you should now about your new device, is about the jailbreak. Apple has a closed ecosystem for their devices, too closed some will say. Jailbreak will allow you to install unauthorized application to your iDevice. Or even cracked paying applications for free. Also jailbreaking sometimes is the first step in order to carrier unlock your device (if it’s possible - it depends from numerous factors).

For now, jailbreaking your new iPhone is not illegal – but Apple can refuse to service you device if it’s jailbroken. However, the US Copyright Office does say that this ruling does not apply to tablets, including the iPad. They say that the “category of tablets is difficult to define,” so they haven’t made any sort of over-arching statement about that product category yet.

 

 

 

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First untethered, which means it’s working every time you reset your lovely iDevice, jailbreak tool for iOS 6.01 and iOS 6.1 was released few days ago. And it’s called Evasi0n!

Evasion untethered jailbreak tool supports all firmware versions: iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1. So you don’t have to worry anymore which firmware are you running on your iDevice, i just recommend that you update it to iOS 6.1 and use the magic of Evasion jailbreak tool.

Here is the full guide how to jailbreak your iDevice in just few and extremely easy steps.

You will need:

  • Any iOS iDevice running on any iOS 6.x firmware version (all iPads, iPhones (4,4s,5) are supported)
  • A computer running at least Mac OS X 10.5 or above, Windows XP or above or Linux operating system
  • An USB cable to connect your iDevice to your computer

Step 1: Download Evasion Jailbreak tool for your operating system (Windows / Mac / Linux).

Step 2: Turn Off your Passcode lock on your device, if you have any from: Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock -> Off.

Step 3: Both iTunes and Xcode (if installed) must be closed.

Step 4: Run Evasion jailbreak tool app on your computer.

Step 5: Connect your iDevice to your computer via the USB cable and make sure that your iDevice is recognized by the Evasion jailbreak tool.

Step 6: Click the Jailbreak option and now just wait while Evasion tool does all the necessary steps to inject and run through the jailbreak process like preparing jailbreak data, injecting jailbreak data, rebooting the iDevice, uploading Cydia and uploading the Cydia packages list. This may take a few minutes so please do not touch anything.

Step 7: After the process is complete unlock your iDevice and you should see a “Jailbreak” app icon on your home-screen.

Step 8: Tap the “Jailbreak” icon, now the screen should go black for a few seconds and will be back on the home-screen after a short while. In the meantime you should see more messages like injectingjailbreak messages and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the Evasion jailbreak tool.

Step 9: The rest of the evasion untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 / 6 process is automated. Please be patient as your iDevice might restart several times. In this part of the jailbreak process you should see more messages like Setting up Cydia, Clearing SpringBoard Cache, Rebooting, Patching kernel, Cleaning up and finally Done.

Step 10: Now you should be taken to your Lock screen, which means that the jailbreak process is now complete and the Cydia icon should be on your home-screen. Take notice that on your first load of Cydia it might take a minute or two. You will be taken back to your Lock screen for one final time, unlock again, open Cydia and choose your user type.

Congratulations!!! now you have a jailbroken iDevice with iOS 6.1