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Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Nobody: 9:56am On Jun 05, 2016
Of course you’re going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you’re going to need to make the magic happen.
1) Language translating

If you find yourself flummoxed by a sign, menu or other piece of text in a foreign language, fire up Google Translate (Android, iOS) and you can get an instant translation through your camera. From the front page of the app, tap on the camera icon and away you go.
You don’t get access to as many languages as the text part of the app does (29 vs 103) but it’s still super handy to have, and you can load up a previously snapped picture too. TextGrabber + Translator (Android,iOS) and WayGo (Android, iOS) work in a similar way.
2) Document scanning

Use your phone as a scanner that’s always with you—whether you want to upload documents to the cloud for safekeeping, convert them into editable text, or just remember what your cloakroom ticket number is, your phone’s camera can come in handy.
Evernote’s Scannable (iOS) is a decent option and Google Drive also has the same scanning functionality (though only in theAndroid app right now). CamScanner (Android, iOS) and Scanbot (iOS) are two more excellent options to consider for the task.
3) Star gazing

This is one of many ways you can use your phone with augmented reality (or mixed reality) apps. Install something like SkyView (Android, iOS), point your phone camera up at the sky, and you can pick out stars, constellations and more without the aid of a telescope.
Other similar star gazing apps are available, and as we’ve said, there are plenty more AR apps ready to overlay information on top of the ‘feed’ coming from your phone’s camera: take a look at Wikitude (Android, iOS) or Blippar (Android, iOS) for example.

http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/three-uses-for-your-phones-camera-that-dont-involve-pho-1778732203

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Opistorincos(m): 10:00am On Jun 05, 2016
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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by callmelanner(m): 10:14am On Jun 05, 2016
Very cool
I actually make use of the Google translate and it's superbly cool grin grin grin

But wetin consign them hoes with the aforementioned? lipsrsealed

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by NCP: 10:20am On Jun 05, 2016
Cool, especially if it involves Android.

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Collinz2(m): 11:06am On Jun 05, 2016
Nice.
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by boman2014: 11:26am On Jun 05, 2016
nice
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by tdayof(m): 2:08pm On Jun 05, 2016
1 and 2 still involve taking pictures.

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by veekid(m): 2:30pm On Jun 05, 2016
learned again

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by leonbob: 3:03pm On Jun 05, 2016
Very informative tnx OP
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by ikbnice(m): 3:29pm On Jun 05, 2016
I have been using it for scanning for a long time.

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by dania02(m): 3:33pm On Jun 05, 2016
Tel me something, u dnt mean it? Who e epp?..... ME

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by dynamo77(m): 3:39pm On Jun 05, 2016
SCAN BARCODE

SECURITY COMPONENT

MIRROR undecided

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by xtophy(m): 3:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
To check whether your remote control is working or not. Just press a button on d remote while the sensor of d remote faces the camera. If your remote is hale and healthy, it will shine a light but if it doesn't, just change d battery of d remote and try again.......Good afternoon... #announce_vardy

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by RealAdewole(m): 3:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
Mini hand len

Scan barcode

get name of any plant or animal

calculations

measurement of distance

and sometimes










mirror
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by rattlesnake(m): 3:54pm On Jun 05, 2016
tdayof:
1 and 2 still involve taking pictures.
don't mind them
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by rattlesnake(m): 3:55pm On Jun 05, 2016
For m. Astutbatoin
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by pat077: 3:58pm On Jun 05, 2016
udeagbalaC:
Of course you’re going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you’re going to need to make the magic happen.
1) Language translating

If you find yourself flummoxed by a sign, menu or other piece of text in a foreign language, fire up Google Translate (Android, iOS) and you can get an instant translation through your camera. From the front page of the app, tap on the camera icon and away you go.
You don’t get access to as many languages as the text part of the app does (29 vs 103) but it’s still super handy to have, and you can load up a previously snapped picture too. TextGrabber + Translator (Android,iOS) and WayGo (Android, iOS) work in a similar way.
2) Document scanning

Use your phone as a scanner that’s always with you—whether you want to upload documents to the cloud for safekeeping, convert them into editable text, or just remember what your cloakroom ticket number is, your phone’s camera can come in handy.
Evernote’s Scannable (iOS) is a decent option and Google Drive also has the same scanning functionality (though only in theAndroid app right now). CamScanner (Android, iOS) and Scanbot (iOS) are two more excellent options to consider for the task.
3) Star gazing

This is one of many ways you can use your phone with augmented reality (or mixed reality) apps. Install something like SkyView (Android, iOS), point your phone camera up at the sky, and you can pick out stars, constellations and more without the aid of a telescope.
Other similar star gazing apps are available, and as we’ve said, there are plenty more AR apps ready to overlay information on top of the ‘feed’ coming from your phone’s camera: take a look at Wikitude (Android, iOS) or Blippar (Android, iOS) for example.

http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/three-uses-for-your-phones-camera-that-dont-involve-pho-1778732203


how can I edit a document using camscanner?
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by djakinwande(m): 5:18pm On Jun 05, 2016
grin
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Idydarling(f): 6:35pm On Jun 05, 2016
in case...
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Adatob(m): 7:44pm On Jun 05, 2016
Wow! Dats great

Using dis medium to wish my muslim niggas Happy Ramadan

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by carreport(m): 7:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
We learn everyday

Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by yorex2011: 7:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
Being doing all these for years..
Use my android as a web server, a pc remote, an ip camera, etc it's quite fun
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by reverendfather: 7:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
rattlesnake:
For m. Astutbatoin
my brother repent! do you want to die young?
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Howmon: 7:54pm On Jun 05, 2016
Good to know, I use mine for spying!
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by krysTein(m): 7:54pm On Jun 05, 2016
xtophy:
To check whether your remote control is working or not. Just press a button on d remote while the sensor of d remote faces the camera. If your remote is hale and healthy, it will shine a light but if it doesn't, just change d battery of d remote and try again.......Good afternoon... #announce_vardy


Confirmed

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Donkaz(m): 7:55pm On Jun 05, 2016
nice one
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by justicejay(m): 7:55pm On Jun 05, 2016
Sagem X2 can?
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Nobody: 7:56pm On Jun 05, 2016
4. GAME: you can also use your phone camera to play augmented reallity games.

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by olanshile2016(m): 7:56pm On Jun 05, 2016
cool
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by spartanobad(m): 7:57pm On Jun 05, 2016
krysTein:


Confirmed
alleluia una own do am
Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by Pdizzle(m): 7:57pm On Jun 05, 2016
You can also use it to detect if a camera is planted in your hotel room, just make sure the room is dark and switch on the camera, move it around, if you see a red dot anywhere that's a recording camera.

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Re: Three Uses For Your Phone's Camera That Don't Involve Photos by versashee: 7:59pm On Jun 05, 2016
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