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Control Your DSLR Camera With Your Smartphone

That’s right, if you own a Canon EOS camera, then you now have a new way to take pictures.  It used to be that you had to use the EOS utility on your computer to do “live view” shooting but now, all you need is an Android powered smartphone (sorry iPhone users) equipped with a new app from Chainfire called, DSLR Controller.

The app is just about what you think it would be.  When turned on, it turns your Android device into an external live view monitor.  Some other features allow you to tweak exposure, shutter speed, aperture, focus, zoom, flash, and much more.  The app gives you complete control over everything your camera does and you don’t even have to be next to it!

Right now, the app is in beta so there are still some things that need to be fixed.  Such as the app being only available on certain smartphones or how the live streaming at 15 frames per second.

Either way, this app seems great.  When it comes out of beta i’m assuming many people will find great use of it.

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Dual Core Processors on Verizon phones!

At CES on Wednesday, Verizon officially announced a ton of new phones that will be put on their new 4G network which is said to be up to 10 times faster than 3G.  One of the smartphones announced that stood out to me was the DROID BIONIC.  With this being the latest phone in the droid series, it has a lot to offer.

The BIONIC has a 4.3 inch HD touch screen display, and both front and rear facing cameras (rear is 8 megapixels).  The phone will also have an HDMI output so you can watch all of your HD recorded clips on your television as well as purchase HD content and view it in full 1080p.

Besides this, the BIONIC’s most notable feature is its processor.  A new rising feature in smartphones in the upcoming future is dual core processors and the DROID BIONIC will have one with both cores running at 1GHz. To people who do not know what that means, it will be running at about twice the speed of a regular smartphone. The phone will also have 512MB of RAM. These two features alone make this smartphone incredibly fast which will increase speeds while multitasking. To help out with graphics, the BIONIC comes with Adobe Flash Player and HTML 5.

This is said to be a work device so that being said, it will come with corporate email, data security and encryption capabilities.  The phone will also have Quickoffice, full calender management, one-click conference calls, and tons of Google applications/services.

It’s hard to believe that a phone has come this far. Dual Core processor, HD camera, HTML 5, and game graphics that are console quality is insane.  Verizon definatly is setting the bar for smartphones this year.

Brand new Motorola Droid Pro review!!!

A while ago I blogged about a new business based smartphone coming to Verizon called the Droid Pro. Lucky for us, I got a chance to demo the phone and make a review on it.  You can see it here. Or feel free to watch it below (along with the unboxing video below the review).  If you find it interesting, you may want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here

Limited Droid R2-D2 Special Edition!

For a limited time in selected stores, a special version of the Motorola Droid 2 will be available for the public.  The limited edition will be based on the robot from star wars (R2-D2).

The R2-D2 phone will include the slide out QWERTY keyboard that everyone loves along with the great 3.5mm headphone jack to make your music playing that much easier. It will include a 3.7 inch touch screen display with a 854 x 480 screen resolution and the phone itself will weigh around 6 ounces. Besides that, the phone will come with a 8GB micro SD card as well as 8GB of internal storage.

Besides all of that, the R2-D2 will have a 5 megapixel camera and will be able to shoot video in 720p HD. Furthermore, the phone will run on Android 2.2 and a 1GHz processor.

The design of the phone looks great to me but there isn’t much different than the regular Droid 2.  If interested, go pick one up while you can!

T-Mobile G2 unveiled, more surprises coming our way

Earlier today, T-Mobile announced their newest phone, the G2, which will be available for purchase later this month. Many reviewers have given this phone high reviews which can be a very good sign for the brand new HSPA+ high speed network the G2 runs on (this is the first phone to ever use HSPA+).  No price has been announced yet but rumors say that it will be around $200 with a two year contract, and $500 without one.

The phone is considered to be a direct competition to the iPhone(s) itself.  The G2 will come with Android 2.2 making it completely up to date.  The phone will also have a 5 megapixel camera with a very bright LED flash and autofocus.  The large memory on the G2 also allows the user to record videos in 720p HD.  Also, the G2 comes with 4GB of internal storage as well as an 8GB memory card, giving the user the option of upgrading it to 32GB.  The processor on the phone is an 800MHz Snapdragon giving you quick speeds while navigating through the phone.

I am looking forward to this phone a lot.  The G1 provided a great competition to the iPhone as well as making it the first Android device but now with upgrades, more apps, and a better phone all around, it will be very interesting to see what this new G2 is going to be like.

What do you think of the T-Mobile G2?  Are you for Android or iPhone?

Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate interrupts Droid lineup

Recently announced, the new Samsung Fascinate is going to be available for public pick-up later this week (or tomorrow online) for Verizon customers.  It will be sold for $199 with a 2-year contract.  It will be hard for the phone to fit into the Android “lineup” but by looking at the specs, it does a nice job of fitting in perfectly.

The Fascinate is part of the Galaxy S lineup and the first of its kind to come to Verizon.  Like I said, it does fit in very well. The phone will have a 4 inch touch screen with 2GB of internal storage and the customer will have the option of upgrading it with a 16GB MicroSD memory card.  The Fascinate’s 1500 mAh battery is said to be about equivalent to the Motorola Droid x battery meaning that it should definitely last you a decent amount of time.

The phone itself looks to be amazing.  It will have a 1GHz  processor making navigating the phone quick and easy.  Adding to that, the Fascinate will have high end 3D graphics and video acceleration bringing multimedia and gaming to a whole new level for customers.

Also, the phone will include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and will also allow the user to record video in 720p!  The Fascinate will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability and will also include a 3.5mm headphone jack for all of your music and media playing needs.

To me, this phone looks great and I think it will fit in with the Android “family” perfectly (considering it is better than some Android phones).

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below.