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The Lytro light-field camera is miles in front of other cameras in the way that it handles light and focus, but it has been lagging behind in photo upload for some time now. That's about to change, however, as the folks at Lytro roll-out the first iOS app today.

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OK, 2012 wasn't the greatest year for tech, but it wasn't a total bust either. Wade through the glut of comically oversized phones, tiny tablets and fruit company refreshes, and you're bound to come across a few shiny needles in that crummy haystack. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 most important gadgets of the year.

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This was a banner year for photo gear. We saw some of the most-anticipated camera refreshes in years (a new 5D, finally!) not to mention some groundbreaking technologies (that weird little Lytro!). Here's a rundown of the year's 10 hottest cameras.

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Rarely am I given the opportunity to interview a genius. Someone who has really shaken up the tech world. So, when the opportunity to interview the founder and inventor of Lytro Cameras, Dr Ren Ng, presented itself I leapt at the chance. One thing is for sure: the man — like his iconic camera — does not disappoint. His is a story that will change the way you take photos. Pull focus with us.

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Missing a shot due to a poor boot time is crappy, and losing a shot to terrible auto-focus is worse. Imagine if you could boot a camera in a matter of milliseconds and take a shot that you can refocus after the fact? That's the brilliance of Lytro, and the best part is that it's already here. After months of waiting, it's finally on sale in Australia, and we've been playing with it for some time now. Should you buy it this window into the future?

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Lytro, the mind-boggling, anything-can-be-in-focus camera, now works with Windows. Which means, Windows computers can process and edit Lytro's proprietary image file format that could previously only be done with Mac OS X.

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It isn't very often we encounter technology that is really, truly new. PCs, mobile phones, the internet, multitouch. Those all changed our world when they were first introduced. Not to overstate it, but Lytro may well be the latest member of that clique. The selling point is simple: you no longer have to worry about getting a shot in focus, because any part of the photo can be brought into focus after the fact. Magic.