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LG’s G Vista is one of the most leaked smartphones ever to hit the market. We’ve already seen a full list of specifications, software screenshots, benchmark results, body shots and an estimated launch date — so it comes as no surprise that Verizon has today unwrapped the latest, affordable, super-sized handset to join its rapidly-growing lineup of LTE-enabled devices.

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If recent leaks and rumors are anything to go by, it certainly looks like LG has joined forces with Verizon Wireless in order to develop and launch a brand new, affordable, super-sized smartphone — entitled the LG G Vista. The handset is expected to be announced tomorrow, July 31, and should retail for $499 off-contract, or $99 on any of Big Red’s 2-year tariffs.


Smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in the last few years but a camera is only as good as the photography skills of the person using it. If your photography skills are poor, it does not matter whether you use a Lumia 1020 or an HTC One, the final images will still come out looking mediocre.

Thankfully, photography skills are no rocket science and can be easily learnt by anyone. Below, we list down some tips that should help you in taking better photos with your smartphone camera.


For the past two years Microsoft has been developing a fully-functioning copy of its desktop Office suite for Android tablets and guess what… It’s almost ready! The computing giant announced earlier today that the application has just entered its beta testing phase and is inviting users to register for the opportunity to test a pre-release version — so if you’re game, you can apply to get your hands on a copy of the software right now.

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Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in the last couple of years but low-light photography still remains their achilles heel. While OIS has helped improved matters drastically, the overall images in low-light from smartphone cameras are still only barely usable.

Sony now in a bid to improve low-light imaging performance of its sensors has created a new curved CMOS sensor via its proprietary “bending machine” that looks like a human eye and which in turn allows it to take in more light.

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