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  • Halide is a new camera app developed by former Twitter and Apple employees.
  • It's super easy to use but adds advanced camera functions.
  • It costs $2.99 and is available for the iPhone now.

Earlier this week, a former Twitter employee and former Apple designer joined forces to release a new camera app called Halide. It's loaded with functions that both advanced and casual photographers will love.

The gist of Halide is simple. It's not about applying filters or anything like that to your photos. Instead, it just provides really easy gesture-based functions that can help you take better pictures.

Halide is $2.99 and is available from iTunes now. Here's a look at what it can do, in case you're a little wary of spending that much on a new app.

This is the main Halide screen you see when you open the app.

CNBC Tech: Halide

Todd Haselton | CNBC


Slide your finger along the focus dial to bring near or far objects out of focus manually.

CNBC Tech: Halide 2

Todd Haselton | CNBC


Tap this small button in the corner to apply a red hue to objects when they're in focus. This is on more advanced cameras, and it works really well here!

CNBC Tech: Halide 3

Todd Haselton | CNBC


Slide your thumb up and down on the screen to adjust the exposure. Slide up to increase it (brighten), or down to decrease the exposure (darken.)

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Halide


There are plenty of other options, too, like the ability to snap raw photos, add your GPS location, overlay the app with a grid for better positioning and more.I don't typically use advanced camera apps because they tend to have too many unnecessary features, but Halide is really easy to use.

Source: This article was published on cnbc.com by Todd Haselton

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Don’t have a pair of Google Glass? Been waiting for sunglasses with a camera in them? Look no further than Snapchat- or rather, Snap Inc., (more on the name change later).

The new glasses, named Spectacles, are sunglasses with an integrated video camera.

According to Snap Inc., the company has created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world, capable of taking a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge.

Spectacles work by connecting directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transferring users’ images and video directly into the app in a brand new circular video format.

Circular video plays full screen on any device, in any orientation, and is said to capture the human perspective with a 115-degree field of view.

Running around $130USD, the sunglasses/camera come in 3 different colors, and according to the company, they will go on sale via a limited supply sometime this fall. Stay tuned.


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So, what about the name change? It’s something that happened back on September 24th 2016..

On this day, Snapchat announced that it was formerly changing its name to Snap Inc.

According to a release put out on their blog, Snapchat no longer has just one product- Snapchats- but others, including this new product, Spectacles, necessitating the name change.

Snap Inc., a Los Angeles company, is valued at US$18 billion and is said be changing its name in reflection of its “larger ambitions”.

Source : http://www.digitalhome.ca/

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