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How to Disable Webcam / FaceTime Camera on Mac Completely

Mar 1, 2017 - 34 Comments
How to disable Mac camera completely

Some of the more privacy conscious Mac users out there might put tape over their webcam or use apps like Oversight to detect camera activity. While either of those approaches can be satisfactory for many users (or considered totally paranoid and overboard to others), many advanced Mac users in the security community go a step … Read More

Detect Webcam & Microphone Activity on Mac with Oversight

Feb 21, 2017 - 13 Comments
Detect camera and microphone access on Mac

Though Mac users don’t usually have to worry excessively about “camfecting” malware and spyware, some security conscious users may find it nice to know if a process or application is attempting to access their computers web camera or microphone. With the help of a free third party security utility called Oversight, you can have your … Read More

Fix Camera Freezing on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Feb 14, 2017 - 43 Comments
iPhone 7 frozen camera

Some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users have discovered their wonderful camera freezes on open and randomly does not work. When this happens it’s quite obvious; the user attempts to open the Camera either from the lock screen or the Camera app directly, and instead of having access to the camera, either a stuck … Read More

How to Use iPhone Magnifier Camera

Feb 7, 2017 - 17 Comments
iPhone Magnifier

The latest versions of iOS for iPhone include an excellent Magnifier feature which can turn the iPhone camera and screen into a magnifying glass. This has many potential uses, but perhaps the most useful in day-to-day life is as a reading aid to read tiny text without squinting and straining your eyes. Instead, you can … Read More

A Better Way to Access the Camera from iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 10

Jan 15, 2017 - 13 Comments
Lock screen camera on iPhone accessed

Ever since Apple redesigned the iOS lock screen to remove swipe-to-unlock and require users to press the Home button instead, some iPhone users have discovered that accessing the Camera from the lock screen might be a challenge. The potentially difficult scenario is this; if you press the Home button to show the locked display which … Read More

How to Use 2x Optical Zoom on iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Dec 27, 2016 - 5 Comments
Dual lens optical zoom camera on iPhone

The iPhone 7 Plus includes dual camera lenses, with the secondary lens allowing for 2x optical zoom with a 10x digital zoom modifier. Using the 2x optical zoom feature on iPhone Plus is excellent and easy, but it works slightly different from zooming on a regular iPhone camera, which is accomplished with a pinch gesture.

How to Set the Default Camera Mode on iPhone

Dec 14, 2016 - 6 Comments
Set default camera mode with preserve camera setting in iOS

The iPhone Camera defaults to opening to Photo so that you can take pictures with the iPhone camera quickly. A new feature available in iOS lets you set the default camera mode to another option however, meaning you can default to opening the camera to Video, Square, Slow-Motion, Time-Lapse, Portrait, Panorama, or the standard Photo … Read More

How to Post Live Photos to Instagram & Facebook

Oct 13, 2016 - 3 Comments
How to Post a Live Photo to Instagram and Facebook

Capturing Live Photos with the iPhone camera is a lot of fun, but when you share those moments with friends through Instagram or Facebook the “Live” aspect of the photo disappears and only the still picture posts to the service instead. Of course, we want to post the Live Photo the Instagram or Facebook, rather … Read More

Access & View All Selfies Taken on iPhone Camera Instantly

Jul 26, 2016 - 1 Comment
See All Selfies taken with iphone camera

If you take a lot of selfies with the iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that you can quickly access every selfie ever taken with the front facing iPhone camera by using a simple sorting album in the iPhone Photos app. Likewise, if you just want to see all the selfies taken by someone else, … Read More

How to Take Live Photos with iPhone for Great Action Photos

Jul 4, 2016 - 2 Comments
Take Live Photos with iPhone Camera

Action sequences are notoriously difficult to get a picture of, and that’s where taking photos with Live Photo on iPhone can be particularly great. This is especially true with any activity shots or moving items, whether it’s for sports, people goofing around, or various celebrations. For those with newer iPhone models, using the ability to … Read More

BitCam: Relive the Early 90s with a One-Bit Camera for iPhone

Jun 10, 2016 - 6 Comments
bitcam iPhone camera example photo

Longtime Mac users pining to recall the nostalgia of one-bit dithered graphics and Macintosh System 6 will certainly enjoy the astonishingly accurate retro goodness offered by BitCam for iPhone.

How to Convert a Live Photo to Still Photo on iPhone

Apr 18, 2016 - 4 Comments
Convert a Live Photo to a Still Photo

The Live Photos feature on new iPhone cameras is fun and interesting as it turns a still photo into a short live action clip automatically. While you can turn the Live Photos feature off and on easily with a quick toggle, another approach is to not think about it by leaving the feature on, then … Read More

How to Convert Live Photos to Animated GIFs on iPhone with a Free App

Feb 22, 2016 - 15 Comments

Live Photos are a great new feature for the iPhone camera, and while you can easily share them with other iPhone and iPad users or to a Mac, they come across as little movies unless the user has Live Photo compatible iPhone. Mysteriously missing is the ability to convert and save Live Photos as an … Read More

How to Convert Slow Motion Video to Regular Speed Video on iPhone

Jan 15, 2016 - 13 Comments

Capturing a slow motion video with the iPhone camera is great, and it’s a wonderful effect for many events and scenes you’re recording, unless of course you didn’t mean to record the video in slow motion in the first place. Additionally, sometimes you may have changed your mind after recording a slow motion video and … Read More

How to Copy Pictures from iPhone, Camera, or Memory Card to Photos App on Mac

Dec 21, 2015 - 23 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

Many Mac users rely on their iPhone as their primary digital camera, but even if you have a separate camera, or use a variety of memory cards stuffed with images, you may wish to copy pictures from any of those devices directly into the Photos app of Mac OS X. Importing images from any camera, … Read More

How to Record 4K Video on iPhone & iPhone Plus

Oct 20, 2015 - 4 Comments
Record 4K Video with iPhone

The latest iPhone cameras are able to record ultra high resolution video at 4K resolution, though the high definition movie capturing ability is not enabled by default. Thus, in order to capture 4K high definition video with the iPhone you’ll need to enable the super HD recording feature first, which is done through the devices … Read More

Fix a Missing Camera Icon on iPhone After iOS Update

Oct 9, 2015 - 21 Comments
Find missing Camera app icon in iOS

A handful of iPhone users have discovered their Camera app icon has gone missing after updating iOS to the latest version. Why the Camera mysteriously disappears after updating iOS isn’t always clear, but it’s typically an easy fix using one of the methods outlined below.

How to Disable or Enable Live Photos on iPhone Camera

Oct 4, 2015 - 29 Comments
Turn Live Photos On, on iPhone Camera

Live Photos are a notable camera feature of the new iPhone, which basically allow a typically still photo to transform into a short movie clip instead, with live action from a second before and after the picture was taken with the iPhone Camera. This is definitely an interesting feature of the new iPhone Cameras and … Read More

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