Nokia recently launched the gorgeous Lumia 900 in the US which boats a 1.4 GHz processor, 16gb of storage, 4.3 inch Clear Black Display, 8.0 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens for an affordable $99. I have been putting the camera through the paces and here are some un-retouched photos taken with the Lumia 900 camera.
I am impressed by some of the shots however the Lumia camera suffers in low light conditions which is further exacerbated by the lack of a BSI sensor. Macro mode shots are gorgeous and the Lumia 900 has good color reproduction.
Nokia also released a photo app “Creative Studio” which can take panoramic shots. Its really simple to use, taking three photos and stitching them together into one widescreen photo.
Overall if you’re looking for a easy to use but stylish smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 is hard to beat. It runs on Microsoft’s critically acclaimed Windows Phone 7 OS which features a stunning interface with live dynamic tiles, gorgeous typography and bold colors. The Lumia 900 is available on At&t for $99 on contract in three colors- cyan, white and black.
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Today, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and with it, the Windows Store. If you were following along with the live announcement, you may have noticed that one of the apps they demonstrated on stage was our very own WordPress.com. And now, I’m proud to announce that WordPress.com for Windows 8 is available to download today.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on the team at Automattic that’s been building the app. We were lucky enough to get some great support from Microsoft along the way, especially Jeff Sandquist, James Senior, Ben Thompson, Jaime Rodriguez, Lora Heiny, and Nazia Zaman who gave us everything we needed to make the app shine, including hands-on help from Microsoft developers and designers. We decided to focus on showcasing the best of WordPress.com for our first version of the app, and what better way to do that than Freshly Pressed? We’ve been highlighting WordPress.com bloggers there for years, and all of that great content is now accessible in our app.
I took this low resolution shot with my Windows Phone 7 device (The HTC HD7) just as I got off the Amtrak Downtown buffalo!
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It that time of the year again in Buffalo and boy is it cold. Over the thanksgiving I was visiting friends in NYC and when they asked how’s the weather in Buffalo I always answered “Not that bad at all”. Have I ever been wrong. Last night It might have been 23 degrees but it sure felt like minus 23! Anyways its finals week so I’m going to be crunching the books. One thing I’m thankful for is not getting sick!
About the Photo:
I took the photo with my new HTC HD7 WIndows Phone 7 device that’s pretty amazing. I will post a review soon. I edited the photo directly on the phone using Pictures Lab app using the “Lomo” Effect.
Here is another photo I took of some Parsly in my kitchen. Yes I grow my own in College :]
This one was enhanced in Pictures Lab directly on the phone using the Saturate Effect. I plan to play around with the camera some time soon and hopefully review it fully. Right now, gotta ace those finals!
Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 is the newly updated photo management software from Microsoft that aims to simplify the tasks of organizing, viewing and sharing your photos. I have been using the application since its beta version and I am happy to say it does exactly what it promises.
WL Photo Gallery integrates beautifully with Windows 7 by taking advantage of the Operating System’s libraries features. All your files can be easily organized via this library system that gathers all your files from various locations across your computer and collects them into one neat location. This works well for photo organization , allowing you to pool all your photos into the photo library. WL Photo Gallery simply reads this library and your photos shows up organized within the application. A huge plus of this system is that any changes you make to the library is automatically reflected in Photo Gallery, that is- you can add, remove, rename photos manually outside the app and it is immediately updated in the software. It works both ways as well, editing the data within Photo Gallery the changes are also reflected in the actual files.
So how does Windows Live Gallery actual make your life easier? Read more…
I enjoyed our years together and will always think fondly of you. I snapped this picture as keepsake before I retire my iPod Touch in anticipation of Windows phone 7 and the zune music player. I chose to leave Apple behind because I honestly think iTunes is a dreadful piece of software. The zune interface is so much more easy to use, coupled with my zunepass subscription, I can stream and download unlimited music for $149 a year with the added bonus of 10 free songs to keep each month!
For a generation 1 product it has weathered itself very well, though the center button no longer works. Thanks to a quick software hack, it is still usable. I’ll just pass it along to someone else who can continue to use it till it breathes it final breath.