Camera phone vs. DSLR: will one ever replace the other?


Camera phones are getting smarter every day; more pixels are being stuffed into smaller packages and the question whether or not camera phones will ever replace DSLR burns more and more. Indeed, why tote around a truck load of equipment when there are some camera phone manufacturers offering truly astonishing pixel for dollar punch?

Digital camera text clouds

Digital camera text clouds | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | saidin

Well, pixels aren’t everything. The king here is image sensor and that notion alone should put your doubts to rest: the DSLR is here to stay. And even though it’s obvious that image sensors in camera phones will keep getting more sophisticated in time, they are most likely going to be unable to circumvent the laws of physics. Let us explain what we mean. Fair warning: even in laymen’s terms it’s going to get fairly technical, so bear with us for a few moments.

TUT ON TUESDAY: How to get use out of a useless cat


А few days ago we reported on getting at least some use out of a sleeping toddler. The response was so overwhelming that we’ve decided to continue the series of tutorials and show you, how to get some use out of a cat that is not into hunting mice. Not into anything, really. Not unlike the aforementioned baby, cats that belong to the young couple behind this blog prefer eating and sleeping to any other conceivable activity known to beast and men. So, what do you do with useless cats like that? You dress them in tights and have them entertain the bejesus out of the entire world! Observe:

Epic cat in tights

Pop Quiz: name familiar app brands!


When evaluating the visibility of a logo design, most designers consider how it will look in all kinds of situations — printed on advertisements, cast in metal, embossed on letterhead, foil-stamped on packaging, blown up to a mega-size for environmental signage, etc.

Logos for apps, however, are different. The most important test is how the mark will look at less than a quarter-inch high when viewed on a smartphone or laptop screen. Here’s a quiz to see if you can name these app brands, shown here larger than they are normally seen. The answers are coming tomorrow!

Pop Quiz: name familiar app brands!