iPhone Apps

How to Get Slow Shutter! Free for a Limited Time

As any photography hobbyist knows, slowing the shutter speed can produce some interesting effects. The technique is also useful in low light situations, to capture more light. The iOS app Slow Shutter! simulates this on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with a simple interface. Apple is running a promotion until March 28, offering free downloads of the app.

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Normally, Slow Shutter! runs $1.99 on the App Store. In order to get a free copy, iOS users must redeem a gift code through the Apple Store app. The Apple Store app is free, and provides access to Apple products and mobile shopping directly on iOS devices. Once installed, follow these steps to take advantage of the promotion and download Slow Shutter! for free:

ProCam 2 is Free for a Limited Time

Apple has chosen ProCam 2 as its App of the Week, in the Featured section of the iOS App Store. ProCam offers a variety of souped up photography tools that normally cost $1.99. Officially titled ProCam 2 - Camera and Photo / Video Editor, users have rated all versions of the app with a total of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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ProCam is iOS 8 ready, with an extension for its custom editing tools to be used directly in the stock Photos app. The list of features is extensive, including a slew of shooting modes, manual camera controls, lenses, filters, adjustment tools and a frame by frame video timeline. To top it off, the iPhone 5s and later can get 4K video support with a $4.99 in-app purchase.

Google Translate App Gets Word Lens and More

Google Translate received a major update, to version 3.1.0 with several new features. The iOS app continues to improve, with Word Lens integration for live text translation. Aiming the iPhone camera at printed text, such as a sign or restaurant menu will reveal an instant translation via augmented reality.

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This feature translates French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish into English and vice versa for starters. Google plans to add more languages to Word Lens soon. In the meantime, 36 languages can be translated using a still photo of text. Once the text is captured, words or sentences can be highlighted for translation.

How to Turn iPhone Burst Photos into Animated GIFs

Ever notice how groups of photos taken in Burst Mode resemble the frames of a video? This comes as no surprise, as the images are captured at high speed. Now the app Burstio makes it possible to create a video or animated GIF directly from a burst group. The process is straightforward; simply open the app and select the Burst Mode photos to use.

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The preview can be trimmed, using the same interface used to trim video length. Once the desired frames are selected, touch Export and a menu will appear. Animated GIF will create a 320x240 animated GIF, which can be saved to the Photo Library or shared. There are also options to save your work as a Full HD Video or an HD Video. Options to increase or slow the playback speed are also provided, for special effects.

Caviar App Allows You to Order Delivery From Local Restaurants

Depending on where you live prepared food delivery can be limited to cuisine such as Chinese or pizza, but with the new Caviar app for iOS devices you can now get dishes from your favorite local restaurants delivered right to your door. The app allows users to browse photos from a wide variety of local restaurants like your neighborhood greasy spoon or upscale establishments. Users can then place orders for food delivery from places that normally wouldn't offer such services and track their order to their door.


The app is free to download, but Caviar charges a $4.99 delivery fee, according to its website. You will also be charged 18 percent for gratuity and have to agree to the TOS which uses cookies to collect information.


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