Get the camera icon from iPhone lock screen

Can’t find the camera icon as promised in iOS 5 upgrade? Just double tap the home button while your phone is locked. Simple.

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Better Business Search in iPhone

How do you search for a business contact in iPhone? I believe many will hit the Safari and google it. Thats the most convenient way right? No. Next time try this: Instead of Safari, open Maps and search in there, if the business you’re searching is a reasonably established one, it is most likely to appear in the map. From there, tap the > arrow and you’ll see all its business information including GPS coordinate. Tap ‘Add to Contact’ and walla! You save everything in your phone book without any typing!

Unlock the potential of Spotlight

Cult of Mac posted a video showing how to use Mac OS Spotlight to its full potential.

Things You May Not Know About iPhone Camera

There are tons of camera related apps out there but I am not going to talk about those here.

Anti shake

We all know that snapping a photo by touching the iPhone screen will somehow create a slight shake thus cause the photo become blur easily. However there’s a workaround. iPhone camera apps does not snap the photo when you ‘touch’ its capture button, it snaps only when you ‘release’ it. So by holding the capture button, wait for the perfect moment then release the button will let you snap a more stable shot.

Unique lens flare

Simple. Just point to any bright light source and snap. I don’t know what makes the lens flare this way, perhaps is the way iPhone lens constructed? Anybody care to explain?

Geo tagging

Make sure your iPhone’s location services is turn on for camera. To check, goto¬†Settings > General > Location Services:

You will notice a small purple arrow appeared on top of the screen in camera app. Allow iPhone built in GPS to detect your location, it will then store the location data in the photos you take. Note that if you are in a tunnel or building where no GPS signal available, you can still manually add in location info later on in iPhoto or similar application.

Have fun and share your creative shots in the comment!

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