“You Had Us At Hello;” Apple iPhone Turns 10

In June 2007 Apple released the very first iPhone – an iPod, phone and Internet connection all in one, operated via touchscreen and as futuristic-looking as a sci-fi gizmo. The earliest iPhone didn’t have all the features or apps it has today, but it was revolutionary nonetheless. David Pogue, of Yahoo Tech, who was one of the very first journalists to play with the iPhone before its release, reports on the history of the personal device that changed the world.

As Apple celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, a device all but culturally synonymous with the word smartphone, we are a byproduct. With 3 1/2 trillion still-analog photos to be digitized, the billion plus smartphones are missing something. Pictures. Decades past memories which need to be scanned, and that’s partly how ScanMyPhotos.com has achieved this new milestone, as we scanned our 400 millionth pictures. Most are then uploaded to share on iPhones and all photo sharing devices.  .

CBS Sunday Morning celebrates the Apple iPhone as it turns 10 years old. Happy Anniversary, iPhone!


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Best photo Apps of 2013, so far

There are tons of photography apps out there, so how do you choose one? Instead of searching endlessly through the litany of apps myself, I decided to ask the ScanMyPhotos employees which they use the most. Since we have a mix of iPhone, Windows phone and Android users, I got a nice mix of feedback that is sure to help you no matter which side of the mobile OS battle you fall under.

ProCam – $0.99 iOS


ProCam AppDo you feel like your iPhone camera could be much, much better? Check out ProCam and turn your iPhone into a full fledged camera. There are settings for “anti-shake” which can adapt to different sensitivities which is very helpful when holding a phone. There is also a “burst” mode, a “self timer” function, “interval” taking modes, “face detection”, “auto shooting”, and video shooting mode among many other features. One final item we haven’t seen in other camera apps is the app also offers a status bar that displays how much battery life is left. Continue reading