You know those times, when you’re in a situation where you badly want to take a picture but can’t because it’s not allowed or because your camera will make a noise. Well, now you can accomplish such secret missions using your iOS device and become a successfully spy or even get recruited by the FIA. Here’s a new jailbreak app for iOS devices called SpyPhoto, that lets you take pictures without anyone knowing about it and over any running app. You don’t even have to launch the camera app to get this done. Pretty cool right?
There’s one drawback, however, as sometimes the images may not be saved to your photo album. But, the developer is working on it and the updated version should be out pretty soon. For now, let’s talk about this tweaks features and where to get it from.
SpyPhoto is a cydia app, hence requiring a jailbroken iOS device, so if you’re device is not jailbroken, then you should probably get to it. That said, you’ll need to navigate to the BigBoss repo or look for recent changes in Cydia to find this tweak. Let’s talk about it’s features then. This tweak lets you take photos using finger gestures such as double tap the status bar etc. It basically uses the Activator function to get that done.
You not only have the choice to choose either the front or back camera, but also to use it over any app. For example, if you’re sitting with a Mafia and he’s in disguise, then you can start playing a game and use the gesture to get his photo taken, without anyone noticing. Go to the cops and you’ll be rewarded well, I hope. Two different gestures can be set for both the back and the front camera. Cool features don’t you think? Watch the app in action after the break.
Oh, last, but not the least. SpyPhoto is a paid cydia tweak and costs $1.50, which I believe is pretty good. So are you getting this app? Spy anyone?
Instagram has greatly appealed to both professional photographer community as well as the hobbyists. Consider it a social network for photos clicked on iPhone. But that’s limited to online sharing only. Enter Postagram. A new service in the form of iPhone app that lets you print and send Instagram postcards to any part of the world for 99 cents.
Flickr has always been the go-to site for photographers. While most other photo sharing sites such as Facebook, Picasaweb etc are more about regular users sharing their photos with their friends and families, Flickr has always concentrated on the amateur or professional photographers.
The site offers excellent forums where one can learn a lot about the art of photography from professional who’ve been in this field for many years.
The only problem with Flickr is that it hasn’t really kept up with the times in terms of providing a nice way to browse the millions of excellent photographs that are uploaded to the website everyday. Flickriver solves that problem.
Flickriver uses the flickr API to display photographs in a “River of news” format. What that means is that the photographs are displayed in an endless scroll. As you keep scrolling through the page, more photographs are displayed at the bottom of the page and you never have to refresh the page for loading more pictures.
The default view is of the “Interesting Today” collection from flickr that is a curated set of interesting pictures of the day. If you’re just looking to browse through some nice photographs, this is what you want.
But, that is not the only view that you get, You can also search for specific pictures by users, tags other criterion and spend endless hours just browsing through the excellent photos.
Flickriver is an excellent way to see pictures and it really improves and puts the fun back in the otherwise boring view that flickr itself provides.