Posts tagged "opinions"

Polls: Feelings on the iPad Mini; Worthwhile Trade-Offs?

Now that Apple's miniaturized solution to the 7" tablet market has been in buyers' hands for long enough to come to the realization it more or less holds its own against its competition (including its 9.7" counterpart), we want to know whether the beloved features you have had to give up when downsizing were worth the airy-light, pencil-thin tablet dream that iPad mini encompasses or if it belongs in the bargain bin with dreaded failures such as the Blackberry Playbook. Of course, sales tell a story of another smash hit in numbers but just how much does that translate into the actual experience of iOS on a 7.9" non-Retina Display? Can iPad be just as "magical" in a smaller package or does the miniature size desperately shout catch-up to a growing segment of the market Apple's competitors have created?

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Qik VideoCamera Now Sports 15fps Video Recording on Original iPhone, iPhone 3G

Our pals at Qik have announced that their video recording app, Qik VideoCamera [App Store, $0.99], now records video at 15 frames per second on the iPhone and iPhone 3GS. As far as we know, this is the first app to allow this high of frame rate on non-3GS iPhone's. We haven't had a chance to check out the quality, but we're guessing that it's decent if not good. Remember, these guys have been playing with video on the iPhone for a long time.

Additionally, Qik VideoCamera also sports some effects like black & white, "red effect," and "Avatar movie mode" which lets you turn your friends into blue aliens. Yeah, it's gimmicky, but the point is that you can record at 15fps. If you're on a non-3GS, Qik VideoCamera might be a good choice.

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