RemoteCam lets you wirelessly trigger your iPhone camera with flick of the wrist

remotecam wirelessly trigger your camera with flick wrist byebuy apple watch 01
One of the first Apple Watch features to be shown off on stage at WWDC was the ability to remotely trigger your iPhone’s camera with a simple tap of your wrist. As convenient as the feature is, what the stock Camera app uses to achieve this is fairly basic in nature, with limited control.

If you want to beef up the remote triggering capabilities of your Apple Watch, a new app called RemoteCam might be what you need instead.

Developed by MagicAnywhere, RemoteCam gives you an incredible amount of control over capturing photos and videos remotely on your iOS device.

In addition to basic triggering and reviewing of remotely-captured photographs, RemoteCam also lets you control zoom using the digital crown, switch between the front and back cameras, change timer modes, turn on/off the flash, and even turn off your iPhone’s screen while shooting for more covert and private snaps.

RemoteCam

One of the more interesting features is the ability to trigger the camera by only shaking your wrist. Rather than tapping on the screen to take a shot, simply wiggle your wrist with your Apple Watch and capture your image.

For complete hands-off operation, you can even inquire Siri to open up RemoteCam by saying, “Hey Siri, launch Remote Camera.” This will open up the application on both your iPhone and Apple Watch so you can quickly snap a photo with a flick of the wrist.

In a perfect world, we’d love to see RemoteCam work alongside the stock Camera app, as to not add yet another photography app to our screens, but that’s not likely to happen any time soon. So, until then, it’s a matter of settling for Apple’s lack of control in their Camera app or use a third-party app for a more custom experience.

RemoteCam is available for free in the iOS App Store, so head on over and download it to take it for a spin.

Download for iOS

Deals

Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for June 2019

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for May 2019.
Deals

Here are 20 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for portable tech to keep you charged up while on the go (or for some great small gift ideas), we've rounded up 20 must-have gadgets. You'll find everything from a mini gaming controller to a folding Bluetooth keyboard.
Mobile

Get your gaming on the go with the 25 best Android games

The Google Play Store is loaded with both terrific and terrible gaming titles. We vetted the store to bring you some of the best Android games available, whether you're into puzzles, shooters, racing games, or something else entirely.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now (June 2019)

Amazon Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be a major undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Deals

Amazon drops $700 discount on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR full frame camera

Whether you are a pro or a serious amateur looking to expand your skills in photography, you need a quality DSLR camera. Check out Amazon's awesome deal on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II.
Mobile

Save up to $100 on Samsung MicroSD EVO Select memory cards at Amazon

MicroSD memory cards can transform your mobile devices into massive digital storage units. Whether you create or carry your content, Amazon cut the prices on three Samsung Evo Select MicroSD cards in time for summer fun.
Product Review

It's a camera! It's a printer! And it's more fun than it has any right to be

By going digital and adding a built-in mobile printer, the Instax Mini LiPlay puts more features into a smaller form factor than previous Instax cameras, while still being every bit as fun.
Photography

Sony’s new full-frame 600mm f/4 is a $13,000 monster of a lens

More expensive than a new Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display, Sony's $13,000, 600mm f/4 is a dream telephoto lens for professional sports and wildlife photographers. For the rest of us, Sony also announced a $2,000, 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3.
Photography

Fujifilm black-and-white film returns from the dead — thanks to millennials

After discontinuing black and white film, Fujifilm is bringing back the monochrome thanks to demand from younger photographers. The updated Neopan 100 Across II is designed for sharpness and minimal grain.
Social Media

Will this deepfake of a power-hungry Zuckerberg make Facebook rethink fake news?

Just how committed is Facebook to earlier statements on leaving deepfake videos intact but demoted? A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg proclaiming power over your data has lasted for four days on the platform.
Deals

The GoPro Hero7 action camera gets price cut on Amazon ahead of Father’s Day

Got an adventurous Dad? If so, a GoPro action camera will make a great Father’s Day gifts. Ahead of Father’s Day, capture the GoPro Hero7 Black on Amazon for just $329, down from its normal $400. Don't just settle for socks again this…
Social Media

These are the best ways to make your own animated GIF to share

Love sharing GIFs with your friends and peers, but wish you could make your own? Here's how to do so in Photoshop, or using a few other methods that don't require you to shell out a premium fee with each calendar year.
Photography

You don't need an epic budget to shoot epic photos with the best cheap cameras

You don't need a huge budget to shoot epic photos with the best cheap cameras. There are great deals to be found on both lower-end cameras and older versions of high-end cameras that you can still find new.
Photography

Can’t afford this $150 tripod head? Just 3D print the Edelkrone Ortak FlexTilt

Edelkrone's FlexTilt tripod head retails for about $150 — or you could 3D print your own with a $30 part kit and the cost of materials. The Edelkrone Ortak FlexTilt Head 3D is a 3D-printed tripod head.