Photokina 2014 highlights

iPhone

Nova is a portable flash made to work the iPhone

Although smartphone cameras are getting better and better, the one place many of them still lack is the flash. Generally, the flash on the iPhone leads to washed-out images with hard shadows. A new product called Nova is designed to fix that. It's a portable flash that wirelessly syncs with an iPhone, and it's small enough to carry in a wallet.  Read More

Expect CEO Tim Cook to take the stage and reveal the iPhone 5S

This Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage to talk about the iPhone. After a few minutes of boasting about sales figures and other numbers, the company will reveal some new products. Yes, we're going to hear about a new iPhone or two. We're going to learn about some new iPhone software. But what should you expect from those phones? And will there be any surprises up the company's sleeve? Read on, as Gizmag breaks down the rumors leading up to Tuesday's 2013 iPhone event.  Read More

Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren who worked with Philips to produce the M1X-DJ ...

Electronics firm Philips has teamed-up with Dutch trance music maestro Armin van Buuren to produce the M1X-DJ Sound System: a combined DJ controller and sound system for iPad.  Read More

Gizmag gets to grips with the Ricoh Theta at IFA 2013

If an all-round view of the world is your kind of thing then Ricoh has got just the device for you. Called the Theta, it's a slim, hand-held, pocket-friendly stick sporting two fish-eye lenses, one at the front and one at the back. There's no need to aim, focus or point the camera, users just hold it at any angle and press the shutter button on the front. The one shot spherical image produced can then be viewed on a synced iPhone, uploaded to social networks or transferred to a computer.  Read More

The Trimble TopoCharger provides iPhone users with extra battery life and color topographi...

Smartphones have all but replaced standalone GPS units for basic car and foot navigation in cities and on highways, but without apps like the ViewRanger, they aren't equipped to guide you around forests, mountains and trails. The new Trimble TopoCharger brings another such app, along with a full set of topographical maps and a full-sized back-up battery. Pop this case on, and the iPhone transforms into an outdoor GPS.  Read More

A new iPhone built around iOS 7 could be weeks away

After many months of rumors and speculations, it appears we finally have an arrival date for the next iPhone. AllThingsD reports that sources have told it to expect Apple to introduce the follow-up to the iPhone 5 at a special event on September 10.  Read More

SnappyCam Pro - Key features

High speed full-frame continuous shooting is one of the key pillars of photography, especially where action is concerned. It is a core technology of professional DSLRs enhancing their ability to capture decisive moments in challenging environments. In what looks like a groundbreaking development for iPhone photography, the developer of the latest version of SnappyCam Pro claims that it can produce high-quality 8 MP images shooting at 20 full-sensor pictures/sec on your iPhone 5 and significant speed improvements on older models and other iOS devices. Can it?  Read More

Gizmag compares the specs and features of Motorola's Moto X and Apple's iPhone 5. Which ex...

If you're buying a smartphone, do you look for the most cutting-edge specs or do you prioritize overall experience? In many ways, this question has defined the battle between Android and iOS. Apple traditionally worships at the altar of experience, while Android phone makers more often squeeze in the latest-and-greatest components. But in Motorola's Moto X, we have one of the best examples of a marquee Android phone offering an Apple-like focus on experience. Let's throw the two into our magical comparison machine and see what happens.  Read More

Google's new Chromecast streaming device lets you stream content from a variety of devices...

That new 2nd-generation Nexus 7 wasn't the only piece of hardware Google cut loose today. It also announced a new device called Chromecast, which streams media not only from Android phones and tablets, but also from iPhones and other iOS devices, Windows, and Mac OS X.  Read More

Muku Labs' Shuttr (Photo: Gizmag)

Hong Kong's Muku Labs has launched a Kickstater campaign for its news gadget, the success of which suggests there's a thirst for remote camera shutter controls for iPhone and Android handsets. Gizmag goes hands on with a pre-production prototype of the thin and compact Shuttr to see whether the excitement is justified.  Read More

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