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AirBeam 1.1 released for iOS – Realtime HD Video Surveillance

    Appologics today announced the release of AirBeam 1.1, a major update to their iOS video monitoring solution. AirBeam is a universal app for iPhone, iPod and iPad that streams high resolution video in realtime with up to 30 frames per second between multiple iDevices on a WiFi network. With AirBeam each device can be used either as a surveillance camera or as a remote monitor. AirBeam can run simultaneously on any number of devices, enabling flexible multi-camera and multi-monitor configurations.

    AirBeam 1.1 introduces several new features:
    * Adaptive video encoding now continuously measures the quality of the network connection and dynamically adapts the bitrate of the video stream.
    * Adjustable video buffering further smoothens video playback and allows adjustable latency for Semenax e.g. audio lipsync
    * Password protection allows to protect camera devices with a password to prevent unauthorized access in open WiFi environments
    * Screen off on camera devices reduces battery consumption and allows longer run times
    * Mac readiness makes AirBeam ready for monitoring on Mac OS computers. The Mac OS app is currently in beta state and will be released on the Mac AppStore soon

    Device Requirements:
    * Camera mode requires built-in camera (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod 4G, iPad2)
    * iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
    * Requires iOS 4.2 or later
    * Universal App
    * 2.0 MB

    Pricing and Availability:
    AirBeam 1.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.


    The first dedicated iPad2 camera app – Camera Boost

      Interealtime today announced the release of Camera Boost - the first dedicated iPad2 camera app. This is not a photo editor or a camera that 'develops' effects later. Apple's new A5 processor means that the image enhancements, filters and effects can now be viewed in realtime in the live camera view while shooting, taking some of the guesswork out of creative photography.

      It's very easy to use. The live camera view is always on screen. As you select various enhancements and effects, you see the result immediately in the live view. Add as many as you want, tweaking and combining them to get the look you want.

      The app features are as follows:

      * Many live enhancements and effects, most are adjustable
      * All effects previewed live on screen while you are shooting (full size and quality, full motion)
      * Add as many effects as you like
      * Incredible speed, even with many effects applied at once
      * Zero processing time when you take a photo
      * Full resolution photo size. Edges are not cut to fit the photo g postmessage propecia guest reply on screen like the iPad's built-in app
      * Front and rear cameras supported
      * Powerful 4x digital zoom
      * Built-in photo album with image viewer
      * Share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Email and the iPad photo library
      * Uses the full power of the iPad2's new A5 processor

      Image enhancements:
      * Exposure - enhances shadows and dark areas in night-time shots
      * Brightness
      * Contrast
      * Sharpen - enhances detail
      * Soften - reduces sharp edges / image noise

      Color effects:
      * Saturation - make colors stronger or muted, even black and white
      * Hue shift - shifts colors - warmer or cooler
      * Select Color - black and white plus the selected color - see screenshots
      * Colorize - colors entire photo with a single shade

      Photo effects:
      * Negative
      * Color Negative
      * Thermal - thermal imaging style false color effect
      * Posterize - uses limited range of colors for a poster-like effect

      Device Requirements:
      * Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
      * Requires iOS 4.3 or later
      * 0.7 MB

      Pricing and Availability:
      Camera Boost 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.


      Review of the iPhone 3G mobile phone telescope

      The Good

      Allows to take pictures from a distance

      The Bad

      External solution (Apple should at least add a software zoom to the next iPhone)

      Non professional quality pictures

      Full Review

        Many iPhone 3G owners are complaining about its camera. They complain that it doesn't have a zoom, and that it doesn't allow them to record video. We tested the Brando “telescope” for iPhone 3G that aims to solvthe first problem.

        The telescope is composed of a plastic case for the iPhone 3G and a lens that acts as a zoom. The lens is attached to the case (it is removable) and allows you to zoom.

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        As you can see in the pictures below, it seems to work pretty well. However, don’t expect to take professional pictures with this zoom. It is more of a gadget than anything else. You might notice that the picture appears to be a bit conveif the lens is not screwed into the case properly.


        Bottom line :  Any geek looking for a gadget that will allow him or her to have a zoom on the iPhone 3G will probably be happy with the Brando telescope. However, do not expect professional-quality photographs from either the iPhone 3G camera or the $19 telescopic lens. For more information, check Brando's web site.


        Rating (out of 10)

        Ease of Use

        Easy to use : put you iPhone in the plastic case and attach the lens.


        quality of image

        Not so professional (it's also the iPhone's fault...)