Apple does a reasonably good job at making the iPhone feature-rich, but every so often there's an app that adds a feature that really should have been built in to begin with. That's the case with Kenditech's Camera Zoom. The name says it all with this app. It serves as an alternative to the built-in camera app, but with the addition of a slider that lets you zoom in, making pictures of things far away just a little bit nicer. It's only digital zoom, so it gets pretty grainy as you zoom further in, but it's better than nothing, especially at this price. You can get it in the App Store for $0.99. [via TUAW]
One person over at removethelabels.com has an interesting story. Their mother purchased an iPhone, and was playing around with it and was about to change the wallpaper when she discovered that it had already been used to take three pictures, which were still on the device. Two of them were blurry, but the third was not, and it's contents was very surprising. Check them out after the break.
We thought that all iPhone 3Gs around the world were made equally, but it turns out we were wrong. With the original iPhone, putting the device in silent mode mutes all sound coming out of the device. The same is true for the iPhone 3Gs around the world, with the exception of one country. In Japan, the shutter noise of the Camera app cannot be muted completely. Strange, yes, but not nearly as strange as the reason for it.