Video mode: Click this icon to shoot videos rather than still shots. Clicking the screen toggles the video on and off.
To see the photo you just snapped, click the arrow on the left edge of the screen; to return to the Camera app, click the arrow to the right of the screen. The camera app saves all your snapped photos and videos in a folder called Camera Roll in your Pictures library.
For more information about Windows 8 and its features, explore Windows 8 F or Dummies , available online. Take Photos with the Windows 8 Camera App.
Related Book Windows 8 For Dummies. It does appear that you will receive alerts from the remote controller when an image is captured and can review those pictures if saved to the cloud.
However, the alerts were not very consistent. To use the remote controller, set up your camera accordingly and then go to either the Gotya web portal or another Windows Phone running Gotya. You will need to enter your username and password a few times and then you can tweak settings or capture a snapshot from the remotely controlled cameras.
Through the remote controller feature, you have access to the full range of settings for the camera. While a Live View feature would do wonders for the remote controller, being able to fine-tune the sensitivity settings remotely is a nifty touch.
Gotya captured a wide range of birds partaking in the feeder as well as an annoying squirrel. You can grab it all here in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
The laptop cameras can be easily turned to be security cameras which can help to identify any criminal case going around the house. Output Watermark. You can start ContaCam after searching the windows search area and then double-click it to load. These reason codes can include factors that typically slow production, such as running out of material, low coolant levels, tool failure and machine alarms. Most laptops come with an inbuilt camera.
Security Toolkit may be the ultimate security and surveillance app available for your Windows Phone. There is a free computer console available that you can download here that allows the app to reach full potential. You connect your Windows Phone over WiFi so it can act as a remote camera or monitor for your computer's webcam. Not sure you need all the tools in the kit? It won't let you track another phone but will let you turn your phone into a homing beacon that can be tracked online.
Device Tracker does require you to create an account free over at Quoox. Once you turn on the tracker it will run under a lock screen and update the phone's position in intervals ranging from 5 seconds to 15 minutes. Then all you do is go to the online mapping and see where your Windows Phone is traveling. The online tracking display will zoom in to street level and display the phone's coordinates, speed, altitude and direction of travel. The downside is that you have to abandon your Windows Phone in the process but if you need a tracking device quick, Device Tracker could come in handy.
You can find it all here at the Windows Phone Marketplace. As the title implies, this Windows Phone app allows you to record calls from your phone. With Call Recorder , simply tap the microphone icon and you are recording the call.
You can add names, numbers, mark the recordings as important and upload the finished product to your SkyDrive Account. Just be aware that in some States you must inform the person on the other end of the call that you are recording them.
If you ever need to access the settings while in camera mode, just tap the Setup Tile. Detective is a Windows Phone app that allows you to use your phone as a sound activated recorder. Settings allow you to set the microphone sensitivity, set a delay timer if you don't want to start recording immediately, and password protect your recordings.
Detective will run under your Windows Phone lock screen and you can share your recordings via Windows Live, Facebook and Twitter. Detective will drain your battery so if you're going to use the app for a prolonged period of time e.
Detective is a free, ad supported app that you can find here at the Windows Phone Marketplace. If you're out doing recon in an area and need to know what's around, SpyGlass might help. SpyGlass can also come in handy if you're not out doing spy work and simply are looking for a place to eat lunch.
Plus it has "spy" in the name. SpyGlass is an augmented reality app for your Windows Phone that combines your camera app, your location services and points of interest from OpenStreetMap and BING Maps to paint a unique picture of what you are seeing.