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Short answer: Your selfie stick is pretending to be a set of iPhone headphones and pressing the button on your stick is actually the same as pressing the volume up or down button which captures a photo. You can do the same with normal iPhone headphones, or by pressing the physical button on your iPhone. Detailed answer: Note: +(ve) and -(ve) refers to ...


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I have had this problem in the past. I found my answer here. http://osxdaily.com/2013/12/27/fix-there-is-no-connected-camera-error-mac/ Open terminal from the utilities folder in the applications folder. Type sudo killall VDCAssistant into terminal and click enter. Then, enter sudo killall AppleCameraAssistant. That should do the trick.


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Use imagesnap. It can be installed with brew install imagesnap or by downloading the binary from the website. One use for it is to take series of snapshots: while :; do imagesnap ~/Desktop/$(date +%y%m%d%H%M%S).png sleep ${1-1} done It doesn't crop images horizontally either. (Photo Booth changes the aspect ratio to 3:2.)


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Use Image Capture, in the Applications folder - which is the importer 'behind' Photos.app anyway. You can set it to auto-launch any capable app, including itself [or do nothing] & set exactly where your imports should be saved. You can also dictate whether it should auto-delete from the camera afterwards, or alternatively you can manually delete any ...


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EDIT As of March 7th 2012 you can now delete individual photos from Photo Stream if you are running iOS 5.1 or iPhoto 9.2.2 Believe it or not, it seems you can't delete individual photos from iOS5 Photo Stream. It seems you'll need to wait for them to scroll off as Photo Stream just holds your most recent 1000 pics. Deleting a picture from Camera ...


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If you've ever used Photo Booth, or any other app using your built-in camera as a source, you may know that there's no way anything less than 1 second is fast enough. There is a very obvious warm-up time in order for the camera to actually warm up and provide an image. Although the problem with timing Photo Booth is that it has to open the app, draw the ...


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Just place yourself on the DCIM folder and choose to search. Search for *.* Choose some thumb nail view Sort result by name You will see all your pictures in order and it's easy to find the picture you are looking for.


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It might be some VDCAssistant programs using it. Try this ,Open a terminal window and type the command below. sudo killall VDCAssistant This will kill all other programs and you will be able to use your camera again.


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This command from shell: sudo killall VDCAssistant restores the camera for me every time.


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There is no native way to do that.


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With an Application such as iExplorer navigate to PhotoData / MISC where you'll find a file called DCIM_APPLE.plist which contains the following: <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>DCIMLastDirectoryNumber</key> <integer>100</integer> <key>DCIMLastFileNumber</key> <integer>251</integer&...


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I don't think turning off the green light while accessing the iSight is possible. I have checked the following sources for evidences against: Security software like Prey and Undercover - They are highly motivated to do so, but unable to. Drivers for other OS-es (Linux). Forums, mailing lists and security advisories. And the conclusion is: All Apple ...


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A simple solution is to use the mute switch on the side of the phone. The camera shutter sound is controlled by the ringer volume, since the mute switch mutes the ringer the shutter sound is also mute. However, you are asking an optional permanent solution. So far there is none. The application doesn't have any additional options within the app or within ...


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The easiest way to do this is a program called "ImageSnap". You can take iSight photo's by typing the command imagesnap into terminal. All commands: USAGE: imagesnap [options] [filename] Version: 0.2.5 Captures an image from a video device and saves it in a file. If no device is specified, the system default will be used. If no filename is specfied, ...


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You can scrape that information off photos on flickr taken with an iPhone 4S: http://www.flickr.com/cameras/apple/iphone_4s/ Here are a few examples of extremes. The dark end seems to show a max ISO of 800 and max shutter of 1/15, which several dark photos agreed with, and none of the ten I looked at went further, so here are two examples: http://www....


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According to this article, there is no way to turn off burst mode. This can be quite handy for catching just the right shot. However, for those of you that had learned to stabilize your camera by holding down the shutter button instead of tapping it, this can result in a lot of unexpected pictures. This feature appears to be enabled full-time whether you ...


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It is possible the refurbished unit originated from Japan or Korea, where the setting of the mute switch is deliberately ignored by the Camera app. See this article at engadget.


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This is a hardware problem. This comes up when the ribbon connector from the camera to the main circuit board comes loose or gets disconnected altogether. If you have the right tools and enough DIY skills to open up your iPhone, it's a very simple fix that should be fairly obvious to see. Otherwise, the Apple Store should be able to repair it for you (I ...


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From osxdaily: Quit all open apps that may try to use the FaceTime camera Open Terminal, found in the /Applications/Utilities directory in OS X Enter the following command string exactly, then hit return: sudo killall VDCAssistant Enter the administrator password when requested, this is required to execute a command with superuser privileges as prefixed ...


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Probably there is some process holding the camera. A dirty hack to solve this issue is to kill the culprit with: sudo killall VDCAssistant


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iOS implements a feature to allow the user to take a photo by pressing the volume up/down button on the earphone remote. The selfie stick simply recreates this button press by shorting out pin 4 (microphone) and pin 3 (ground).


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I'm afraid there isn't an easy way to do so. As far as I know, there is no app which can do what you want... So I've come up with two alternative solutions. The most easy one is to connect your iPhone to your Mac, launch Image Capture (which comes by default on your Mac), select all the photos and delete them. Here is a tutorial how to do so. You can do ...


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Some countries (notably Japan and South Korea) have laws requiring camera phones to make audible shutter sounds. I can't find a definitive reference for this (at least not one in English), but there are many second-hand references if you Google.


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I'm fairly certain the green light is hard-wired to the camera, there's no way to activate the camera without activating the light, precisely for privacy reasons. If you're really concerned about it, you can always just use a piece of electrical tape to cover the camera (or fold a piece of cardboard over the top of the lid for a non-sticky solution). ...


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You can indeed use Bluetooth headphones for taking photos with the built-in iOS Camera app. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be headphones, so long as the device has volume controls. However, here’s the catch:- The volume controls of the Bluetooth device have to control the iPhone’s built-in volume (i.e. they control the volume levels of their own speakers ...


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To answer your question, yes it is possible to turn the camera on momentarily and take snaps without the user knowing - apps like Hidden take advantage of this to protect your Mac from theft.


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Apple sells refurbished models of many of their products, including the iPod Touch. So it's quite possible that you have a previous model (also known as the 3rd generation iPod touch). To tell, if your iPod Touch looks like this: you have the 3rd generation (without the camera). If it looks like this: you have the 4th generation model, with the camera....


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Sorry, but Apple doesn't allow this, and it doesn't even look like there is a jailbreak tweak for this.


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As far as I know, the only way to do this is via a Cydia app called AnyLockApp. It allows you to configure the behavior of the camera button that appears on the lock screen. You can set any app to be activated by that button. See also the AnyLockApp page. Settings screen: Edit: As mentioned in the comments and by stuffe's answer, this hack will probably ...


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