How to use iPhone 5S Slo-Mo videos on the Mac

iphone5s_111319368199_640x360-300x168The iPhone 5S introduces a new Slo-Mo camera mode, in which you can create videos that seamlessly slide from normal video to super-smooth slow-motion action and back again.

That smooth motion happens because in Slo-Mo mode, the iPhone 5S is shooting video at 120 frames per second (instead of the usual 30), so when it’s running at a quarter-speed, it’s still running at the same frame rate as regular video. There’s no stutter of repeated video frames that you’d see in a fake slow-motion effect.

On the iPhone 5S itself, the Camera app can let you quickly make and share (albeit with some complications) slow-motion videos. But back on your Mac, things get a little more interesting.

Copy a Slo-Mo video back to your Mac and you get a normal QuickTime movie file. Open it up in QuickTime Player and you’ll see a regular old video playing back at regular speed – no slow-motion at all, even if you set in and out points on your iPhone 5S.


If you look closely, though, you’ll notice that everything seems a little smoother than a normal video does. That’s because you’re watching that video play back at 120 frames per second. All the information necessary to make a slow-motion video is there – it’s just all playing back at normal speed rather than one-quarter speed.

The good news is, you can import this video into iMovie (or Final Cut Pro, or any other video editor you can name) and create your own slow-motion effect. The Camera and Photos apps on the iPhone 5S will only let you create a single slow-motion region; in a video editor you can flip into and out of slow-motion mode as many times as you want.

In iMovie, just import the movie file as you would any other iPhone video. you’ll see that the thumbnails are tagged with a small icon in the bottom-left corner that reads “120,” because it’s a 120 frames-per-second video.

To emulate the iPhone’s video effect in iMovie, add the clip to your iMovie project and then split it into three parts – the beginning, the middle part (which you’ll switch into slow motion), and the ending. Then select the middle part and choose Clip > Slow Motion > 25%. You’ll have to give iMovie a few seconds to optimise the clip, and that’s it.

Using this approach, you can shoot a long high frame-rate sequence using the Slo-Mo mode and then create a video that switches into and out of slow motion as often as you like. Imagine a diver slowly jumping off the diving board, then moving at full speed until just before hitting the water. Or a skateboarder who slows down every time she’s airborne.

Source:- Cnmeonline

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iPhone 5c review

xl_iPhone-5c-14-624The iPhone 5c is the slightly more affordable sibling to the new iPhone 5s. It’s a brave move by Apple, but is it cheap enough?

The iPhone 5c is a curious one. Building up to the announcement – which also featured the flagship iPhone 5s – we were expecting a lower-priced handset with features similar to the iPhone 4S. What Cook and co served-up was a iPhone 5 in Technicolour with a price tag more premium than peanuts.

With a starting SIM-free price of £496 for the 16GB model, it’s expensive compared to the HTC One Mini (£365), Nokia Lumia 625 (£179) and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini at £429, which we’d put in the same category. And, with the iPhone 5 primed to be snapped up at a cut price, is colour alone enough to make the iPhone 5c a best-seller for Apple?

iPhone 5c: Size and build

The 5c stands for colour and the iPhone 5c has plenty of that. At launch, the iPhone 5c will come in five hues; white, pink, yellow, blue and green. It’ll certainly stand out from the crowd, especially with each being colour co-ordinated with the iOS 7 home screen.

One of the complaints we had of the iPhone 5 was that it was a tad light. The iPhone 5c is heavier at 132g and also thicker at 8.97mm. This reassuring bulk and subsequent sturdy feel comes from a steel-reinforced frame, which also acts as an antenna, surrounded by a plastic case. However, like Nokia’s Lumia range, this isn’t cheap plastic, it’s a one-piece polycarbonate chassis that’s warm and pleasant to the touch. Some might even say nicer in the palm of your hand than cold, hard metal.

The high-gloss finish means the iPhone 5c looks and feels like a premium product and one that could cope with more bumps and scrapes than their glass-back predecessors.

The iPhone 5c is the slightly more affordable sibling to the new iPhone 5s. It’s a brave move by Apple, but is it cheap enough?

The iPhone 5c is a curious one. Building up to the announcement – which also featured the flagship iPhone 5s – we were expecting a lower-priced handset with features similar to the iPhone 4S. What Cook and co served-up was a iPhone 5 in Technicolour with a price tag more premium than peanuts.

With a starting SIM-free price of £496 for the 16GB model, it’s expensive compared to the HTC One Mini (£365), Nokia Lumia 625 (£179) and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini at £429, which we’d put in the same category. And, with the iPhone 5 primed to be snapped up at a cut price, is colour alone enough to make the iPhone 5c a best-seller for Apple?

iPhone 5c: Size and build

The 5c stands for colour and the iPhone 5c has plenty of that. At launch, the iPhone 5c will come in five hues; white, pink, yellow, blue and green. It’ll certainly stand out from the crowd, especially with each being colour co-ordinated with the iOS 7 home screen.

One of the complaints we had of the iPhone 5 was that it was a tad light. The iPhone 5c is heavier at 132g and also thicker at 8.97mm. This reassuring bulk and subsequent sturdy feel comes from a steel-reinforced frame, which also acts as an antenna, surrounded by a plastic case. However, like Nokia’s Lumia range, this isn’t cheap plastic, it’s a one-piece polycarbonate chassis that’s warm and pleasant to the touch. Some might even say nicer in the palm of your hand than cold, hard metal.

The high-gloss finish means the iPhone 5c looks and feels like a premium product and one that could cope with more bumps and scrapes than their glass-back predecessors.

iPhone 5c design in detail video:

Apart from the colour, the iPhone 5c build is almost an exact carbon copy of the iPhone 5. The exterior buttons remain the same, the headphone jack resides on the bottom edge, along with the speaker and Lightning port, while the volume rocker lives on the side next to the ring/lock switch.

iPhone 5c: Features

Powering the iPhone 5c is the A6 chip found in the iPhone 5. It’s still noticeably faster than the iPhone 4’s A5 processor and, with the iOS 7 update, the difference is even more obvious. The 5c multitasks with ease and whizzes through the UI.

Watching HD videos and playing graphic-intensive games also impress. Connectivity wise, the 5c sports speedy N Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 but NFC remains on the blacklist of Apple features.

Via:- T3.com

LINE Messenger for Android and iPhone Updated: Now Offers Video calls, Albums and More

line-messengerJapan based LINE corporation has recently announced an update to a new version of the it cross-platform messaging app, LINE, worldwide. The app has received a major update for iPhone and Android to version 3.9. The update brings a lot of new features including options to make and receive video calls, Albums feature that lets you create and edit photo albums with a friend or in groups and more. The app for iPhone features Snap Movie which lets users take short (up to 10 seconds) video clips and share them with friends, and will be released first on iPhone devices.

25-line-messenger-for-android-and-iphone-updated-now-offers-video-calls-albums-and-moreThe video call function is available on iPhone, Android devices, and PCs (Windows/Mac), enabling free 1-on-1 video calls between supported devices. Video calls will be supported over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. The users can also switch between video and voice anytime during the call. Whether studying abroad or on a business trip, customers can enjoy face-to-face conversations with their far-away lovers, family, and friends.

Customers can also post videos they take to their Home and Timeline, where they will automatically play on a loop. (The autoplay function may be toggled on and off via the settings. Android devices will only support the function on OS versions 4.0 and above.) There will be 9 different background songs to choose from on release, with plans to roll out more that will fit a wide variety of situations and scenes.

The new iPhone version of the app also adds support for iOS7 and allows users to forward videos received in chats to other groups or friends.

When it comes to video call feature, it is app is also available for Mac, iPhones, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. While Snap Movie feature is expected to be available for Android devices soon.

For iPhone:-  Download here

Source:- Gizbot.com

iPhone 5s, 5c rack up 9 million sales, 200 million users update to iOS 7

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Speculation about poor iPhone sales appears to have been just that–speculation. Apple on Monday announced the figures for the first weekend of sales for its latest smartphones: The company racked up 9 million in the three days after launch, which Apple says is a new record.

That 9 million includes sales of both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s; as is its wont, Apple doesn’t break out sales of individual models within its product lines. However, customers looking for an iPhone 5s may be out of luck for the moment: Tim Cook said that the company had sold out of its initial stock for the high-end smartphone, which was not available for pre-order, though the iPhone 5c was.

But, if anything, twice the number of iPhone models has helped Apple rack up nearly twice as many sales: Last year, the company reported just 5 million sales of the iPhone 5 on its opening weekend; two years ago, the iPhone 4s brought in just 4 million sales.

Apple also gave some figures on iOS 7 adoption: 200 million iOS devices have already been updated to the latest version of the mobile operating system. Earlier this month, Tim Cook said that Apple would ship the 700 millionth iOS device in October, so almost 30 percent of iOS devices out there are already running iOS 7. That number compares favorably with last year, when 100 million users upgraded to iOS 6 in the first weekend; in 2011, just 25 million users made the switch to iOS 5.

Finally, the company also dished a little on the new iTunes Radio feature of iOS 7, saying that 11 million unique listeners had tuned into the streaming service; the most listened to song is “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake. So, there’s that.

While much has been made of Apple’s so-called “lack of innovation,” it’s clear that customers are pretty happy with the latest improvements to Apple’s smartphones. The company announces its financial results for the current quarter in about a month; we’ll see then just how well the iPhone is doing.

Via:- News.idg

Touch ID: How to add and delete fingerprints [VID]

From the point of fingerprint scanners in iPhones being rumors to Apple actually announcing it, it was seen as something of a gimmick that probably wouldn’t work properly. In fact, I’m sure many regarded it as being the most likely feature to be subject of this year’s controversial failure. Last year it was Maps-gate, in 2010 it was Antennagate. This year would surely be Fingerprintgate? Not so far. Unlocking your phone with a finger-scan is so much quicker and more convenient than any other way.

While adding fingerprints is easy and straightforward in the initial setup process, there is – in fact – a way to add and delete any prints from your phone’s memory at any time. Here’s how to do it:

1. Go to Settings>General>Passcode and Fingerprint

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2. Hit ‘Add a fingerprint…”

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3. Lift and rest your desired finger repeatedly until it gets a full scan

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4. Adjust the angle of your finger each time until a wider scan is taken

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5. Success!!

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To Delete:-

Stay on the screen where your fingerprints are listed and hit ‘edit’ in the top right corner. You’ll notice the red circle icons show up to the left of your prints. Select the one you no longer want and hit “Delete”.

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All in all, it’s a fairly simple process. It may be a little time consuming, certainly more so than creating a passcode. But, it will cut down the unlock time drastically, especially if you’d normally use a 4 or 5 digit PIN.

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The First 7 Business Apps You Should Download For Your New iOS 7 iPhone

evernote-for-ios7Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system is here and so are the new iPhones.

While some app developers have been dragging their feet to update iOS 7 for its new fonts and features, others were all over it. Here’s a list of 7 business apps that have been updated and ready to go for iOS 7:

Mailbox: An email app that treats you inbox as a to-do list. Redesigned for iOS 7 (and only compatible now with iOS 7), it has been “flattened” and streamlined for the new interface.

Evernote: The popular note-taking app has been totally redesigned for iOS 7. New iOS 7 features include AirDrop note sharing, dynamic sections that sow up when you use them and vanish when you don’t, improved image annotations and faster syncing.

Collaborate: A project manager app for work groups. Track tasks, set deadlines, share files via services like Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive. The iOS 7 version also let’s you send private messages via AirDrop.

Google Drive: Like previous versions, the iOS 7 app, lets you edit and share Google docs, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Skype: The popular video chat app is iOS 7-friendly. With the update, Skype lets you join group calls from your iPhone, plus improved video quality.

Fantastical: The is a fast and easy to use calendar app that schedules meetings for you and takes dictations is just as easy to use on iOS 7. Note that the whole app hasn’t been upgraded, yet, viewing and managing Facebook events still requires iOS 6.

Dropbox: The cloud storage app that will automatically backup your photos has been updated for iOS 7. But do check with your IT folks before installing this for work. Dropbox is also the app most likely to be blocked by enterprises and iOS 7 has new features for IT pros to manage apps on iPhones used for work.

If IT says “no” to Dropbox, you might be better off waiting for the new Box Notes iOS 7 app from Box, which is currently in beta. It turns your Box account into an Evernote-like note taking app and lets you chat with the people you collaborate on documents.

Source:- Sfgate.com

Hooray! Skype iPhone update lets you join group voice calls

skypeupdateThe Skype app for iOS has been pushed out with some significant changes, all for the better. The app now lets you join voice calls from your iDevice. It also claims video and voice call quality improvements. FAQs are now built into the app, and the dial pad has been tweaked.

Skype is a free app, and is not universal, but both the iPhone and iPad versions have been updated. The Skype app requires iOS 5 or greater and is optimized for the iPhone 5.

Skype is one of the most popular communications apps for iOS, and the company claims 250 million users on all platforms worldwide. The app is free unless you want to call landlines, and then you can purchase time as an in-app extra.

Via:- Tuaw