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Depth of field is important in photography because it adds drama to photos and draws attention to a subject. Typically this effect is achieved with good old fashion SLR cameras, but manufacturers have found a way to bring it over to mobile as well. You have your Nokia Refocus app, the HTC One (M8) Duo camera, and most recently Google’s standalone Camera app, which came equipped with a feature known as Lens Blur. They all promise the same thing, but which one is the best? We performed a few simple tests to find out.






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Google is hosting a developer conference this week focused on its Project Ara modular smartphone. We’ve covered a few of the news stories, like when the phone is expected to hit the market, but then we realized that, perhaps, some people aren’t familiar with what exactly Project Ara is. But you should be familiar with it, because Project Ara could potentially be one of the biggest things to happen in mobile since… well, forever.