The app is incredibly easy to use. You simply touch a button that says Create a New Mosaic, then choose your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or any other shared folder of photos. From there you need to select 20 photos -- preferably from an event so all the photos fit a theme. As you select photos, a window opens up on the bottom that shows you your selections. If you would like to reorder the images, just touch and hold them as you would apps on the home screen, then touch and slide each photo into the order you want.
When you're finished, the app presents you with a preview of your photo book, with a cut-out front cover that shows your photos in a mosaic on the first page. There's a shuffle button at the top that will change the position of your selected photos on the mosaic. Using swipe gestures, you can flip through the book to look at each image the way it will show up in your hard copy. You have just one customization option here: you can select a black or white background for your photos.
When you're satisfied with the photo order and background, you can touch a Place Order button and enter your information, address where you would like the book sent, and payment information. The service costs $20 plus tax and shipping and will arrive in four days. You'll also receive push notifications for order status changes, such as when it is shipped and out for delivery.
I was able to order one and I like the end result. The book itself is made of a hard cardboard cover that feels substantial and the end result makes for an excellent gift or addition to your coffee table. Mosaic is a neat idea and I think the service is well worth the $20 for a simple way to make a quick and elegant photo book. Available for iPhone or Android devices today. For more information visit heymosaic.com
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It's clear that selfies are only as great as the length of your arm.... (see Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-filled Oscar photo, a very limiting factor when taking a selfie is the length of your hand.) That problem is resolved with S.E.L.F.I.E. or "The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine,” a two-way mirror that automatically takes photos of you and posts them on Twitter. A project by digital agency iStrategyLabs, S.E.L.F.I.E. actually consists of a Mac mini hidden behind the 2-way-mirror, a web cam and LED lights embedded behind the mirror. Selfies are no longer limiting with the S.E.L.F.I.E. - check out how it works below.
Apple's Camera Will Have:1. Filter Your Shots: Add filters similar to Instagram by tapping on the filter circles in the apps bottom-right corner (as shown below). Choose gradient shades from full color to grey tones.
Not to be outdone in the midst of the holiday rush, New York City’s chicest individuals paraded the streets this Christmas Eve in search of last-minute gifts and everyday errands, alike. Check out the haute holiday rush of last minute shopping in NYC below...
The Oversized Sweater (Lucy, NY)Big sweaters with bright colors and crazy patterns aren’t just for satirical parties anymore. Follow Lucy’s example, shown here on the Lower East Side, and pair a busy sweater with an understated, neutral bottom and accessories in the same color to make a bold, but sartorial, statement this holiday season.
Contrast to Complement (Mizuki & Babu, Brooklyn)Mizuki and Babu, a couple from Japan now living in Brooklyn, are a fashion statement of their own. By contrasting Babu’s patterns with Mizuki’s minimalist color scheme but bold textures and linking them with the simplest of accessories— a baseball cap— these two form their own bohemian rhapsody. Achieve a similar effect with your significant other by dressing in clashing palettes and choosing one common accessory to make the overall look cohesive.
The Statement Scarf (Kenda, Gainesville, Florida & Claudia, Italy)The recent deep-freeze may force you to prioritize warmth over glamour, but a statement scarf, as worn here by Kerry (left) and Claudia (right) can add a punch of color to an otherwise-neutral ensemble and allow your personality to warm up the cold weather. Our favorites feature unexpected prints and rich colors.
Feminine Without Freezing (Kerry, Malibu)Follow Kerry’s lead and layer soft, textured pieces over cold-weather staples like jeans in order to achieve a smart take on classic, feminine pieces. Vary up the color palette, mix up lengths and textures, and accessories intelligently to achieve a measured, yet eclectic aesthetic shown here.
If All Else Fails, Stay True (Leah & Stefan, Australia)Leah and Stefan made the most of classic style to stand out this winter. If you aren’t one for style experimentation, but still want to have fun, stick to tailored pieces in classic cuts and styles but in unexpected colors (i.e. Leah’s bright yellow tights) to simultaneously pay homage to fashion tradition and take the world by surprise.
The day before Instagram announced changes to its terms of service, Flickr’s mobile app was ranked at around 175 in Apple’s overall iTunes app charts. Since that day, the application skyrocketed to #7, only three spots behind Instagram #4. Were you worried about Instagram's new terms of agreement? Have you already downloaded the new Flickr app? via