Posts From Eric Ralph

Eric Ralph
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<p>Contributor to XDA, photographer, technology enthusiast.</p>

OnePlus 5 Focusing on Camera Quality, What Would You Like to See?

As most of you are likely aware, we are deep into leak season for the upcoming OnePlus 5, with many rumors, renders, and Blurry Cam™ photos of the device floating around. OnePlus has already begun their own social media campaign of teasers and calculated reveals, intriguingly posting a photo today that hints of a slimmer device...

Thoughts on the OnePlus 3T as an International Traveler’s Companion

A little over a month ago, 36 hours after catching a flight from Los Angeles International Airport, I found myself walking off a plane into a small, rural airport in southern Chile. Beginning in Seattle, Washington, I flew to San Diego, drove to Los Angeles, flew to Houston, caught a flight from Houston to Santiago, Chile,...

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 (Mobile Printer) Review: The Inescapable Allure of Physical Media

  As an avid photographer, I've long enjoyed the experience of having prints made of photos I've taken. I've experimented with a num ber of different services, usually looking to produce some thoughtful gifts or mementos for my own per sonal enjoyment. My current favorite is undoubtedly Artifact Uprising, a print company that began independently but almost immediately...

A Brief History of the Past, Present, and Future of Dual Camera Smartphones

I have little doubt that nearly all readers here at XDA are familiar with the dual camera setup that has lately become a touted feature of many smartphones across the value spectrum. However, the history of dual lens and smartphone camera sensors is quite a bit more complex and nuanced than the current implementations now in vogue. Of...

Using Manual Camera Controls: Improving the Quality and Versatility of Your Photography

In the last several weeks, I have been exploring mobile photography and have striven to offer our readers some advice for editing their own photography and shooting in RAW, and have also made a case for modern smartphones as valuable tools in and of themselves for anyone interested in exploring the art. I hope to have assisted readers in beginning or continuing...

Applications for Google I/O 2017 Tickets Now Live

For all developers interested in attending Google's famous I/O 'developer festival' in 2017, applications to secure tickets have begun today, with the application period closing at 5pm PST on February 27th. The conference will begin in a bit less than three months from now and will run for three days as usual, from May 17th...

OnePlus 3 & 3T XDA Unified Development Subforum Incoming

Over the past several months, following the release of the OnePlus 3T, a growing number of OnePlus 3 and 3T developers have chosen to unify development of ROMs, kernels, custom recoveries, and all other projects for both devices. We are planning to create unified development subforums for the OnePlus 3 and 3T for a single, shared hub of ROMs...

Android Security Bulletin Released for February 2017

Following last month's bulletin, Google has released the second battery of security updates for supported devices. OTAs for those devices can be expected to roll out within the next few days. Similar to January's security patches, this month's update provides fixes for several remote code execution vulnerabilities, as well as several privilege elevation vulnerabilities and some...

arkTube is a Light Weight, Feature-Filled YouTube Audio and Video Downloader [XDA Spotlight]

XDA Recognized Developer arter97, a prolific ROM, kernel, and root mods developer who is very active in our forums, has also developed one of the most fully-featured and easy to use YouTube video and audio downloading applications available for Android - arkTube. UPDATE: A new version has also been pushed out to resolve the "unsupported video" error some users experienced. Though...

Tips for Editing RAW Photography — Get the Most out of Your Smartphone’s Camera

­­ After exploring the RAW capabilities of my OnePlus 3T and Sony NEX-5 cameras, an array of readers responded with questions and comments on RAW photography and their experiences. Many expressed the desire to better learn how to edit photography and particularly how to deal with RAW file formats on both mobile devices and desktop operating...

First Live Photo of the Galaxy S8 Leaks: Two Models With 5.8″ and 6.2″ Screens to Launch on March 29th

Courtesy of VentureBeat's Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, we now have our first live photograph of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as some new details on the devices. With its release date now pegged at March 29th, nearly a month after MWC 2017, it will be some time before these leaks can...

LG Announces Q4 Loss of $224 Million

LG has announced a press release detailing the company's financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. In spite of record revenue from Home Appliances, Air Solutions, and Home Entertainment, as well as record Q4 operating profits, underperformance in Mobile Communications and Vehicle Components resulted in a net loss of just under $224 million. >Major losses...
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