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Give your photos a new Base with this sleek camera app

Another unique feature of Base is the fact that the 14 filters also have an “expired” version, where they shift colors and change appearance the longer you use the app. To toggle the expired versions of the films, all you have to do is tap on the button in the bottom right corner. There isn’t going to be much difference if you just started out with the app, but it becomes noticeable over time.

 

But there is more to Base than that. While the main interface is familiar, the app adds some nice extras that make it stand out among other camera replacements. There are 15 dots (the kind that indicate pages on your home screen) underneath the viewfinder that represent the film filter that you can use while shooting. Sliding your finger along the dots allows you choose which one to use, with the no film option directly in the center. Each filter represents an old-school film that you would have used back in the day, and they are all subtle and tasteful.

 

The interface of Base is fairly simple and straightforward, making it a breeze to use whenever you need it. In fact, it’s pretty similar to the main Camera app, so it also feels natural but with bonus features. The viewfinder takes up most of the screen, and there are toggles in the top left and right corner for the flash and switching between the front and rear-facing cameras, You can also tap to focus, though there are no separate focus and exposure controls, unfortunately. To capture the image, just tap on the large shutter button centered at the bottom.

 

Ever since I got my first iPhone many years ago, I’ve developed a growing passion for mobile photography. Even though the iPhone camera didn’t get excellent until the iPhone 4 came along, the power of mobile made it a fun experience when it came to capturing photos and editing them. However, while it’s always good to have the original, unedited image, sometimes I wanted the base to be a bit different, kind of like the analog film days. Fortunately, Base is an app to help you recreate that.

 

Base – Film Stock Camera ($0.99) by Stay Kids is a replacement camera app that wants to give your photographs a new foundation. If you’ve been wanting to spruce up your photos before going into a photo editing app, then Base should help you out.

The Best Time Management iPhone and Apps

Time management is challenging for almost everybody, no matter who they are or what they do. Even people who take pride in managing their lives like clockwork can be late, tend to forget goals and have trouble with procrastination. Many things contribute to this. The reason this is true is that there are many distractions just sitting at our fingertips each day, which has become even more true since smart phones and tablets got to be widely used. In this article we will teach you how to take your iPhone or iPad and turn it from a tool of distraction into a tool of time management.

Instapaper is well worth checking out. Instapaper is an application that works with cell phones, tablets and on computers also. It’s a “read later” application that will save you a great deal of time. How many times, throughout your day, do you find useful web sites or articles that you truly want to read but don’t have time to really look at? How many times have you thrown a wrench into your schedule because you read or looked into it anyway (because you knew you will not remember it later on)? Instapaper can be incorporated with Twitter and a number of other programs and save all of the links you want to explore for a later time. The links are saved to one central account. This makes it easy to use any device you prefer (personal computer, tablet or phone) to catch up on those hyperlinks when you actually have the time for them.

Wunderlist is among the better software. It is your usual to-do list app but it hasn’t been dragged down by all kinds of graphics or complex interfaces. Each and every day it’s possible to sit down to this application and then enter all of the things that you want to do during the day. It does not cost anything to use. You’ll be able to synchronize it to various devices and it is simple to use. If you train yourself to check your app as frequently as you check your email, you are going to find it easier to keep yourself on task.

Everynote is definitely handy. It gives you a central location through which you could manage your random thoughts, your downloads, your pics, your emails and more. It can also be synced between devices–including a personal computer–and is very easy to incorporate with other programs like Wunderlist. Unfortunately, this application isn’t really free of charge–which is its only true negative quality. You can pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or get one year of service for forty five dollars.

Concerning calendar apps, Agenda is the best. This is true for a lot of reasons but the biggest is that it syncs with both iCalendar (the calendar application nearly all Macs, iphones and iPads use) and Google calendar. This makes the management of your calendar less complicated, particularly for those with PCs and iPhones as they only have to key in their information into a single, central location and it can be accessed on several other devices. Additionally, it really is pretty.

The variety of time management programs available for downloading is huge. These are the best, but you’ll find a lot more with some more research.

The Apple Mac Specialist

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