Despite receiving poor reviews, the app Camera Mic app sounds pretty snazzy let alone useful.

Normally, to take a picture with Apple’s iPhone, you have to touch an on screen button to activate the shutter.  If you’re anyone that owns this handset then you know how frustrating this can be for self portraits or if you’re trying to snap a clandestine pic.  

The Camera Mic app converts the iPhone’s mic on both the handset and the headphones into a shutter button.  To activate it you just run your finger over the surface of the mic, which detects a spike in volume, and the iPhone will shoot a photo.  The audio level sensitivity can be adjusted in the event you’re in a loud setting, or on the converse a quiet one.  Alternatively, you can blow into the mic, whistle or do whatever to create a sudden spike in volume.  And that’s not all.  It’s now compatible with Bluetooth headsets as well, which gives the app a little bit more bang for its buck…literally.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."