Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The newest version of the photo-editing and cataloging software restores the earlier process for importing photos. Also: support for new cameras and the iPhone 6S. Adobe Systems on Tuesday released a new version of its Lightroom software for editing and cataloging photos, reversing a change that triggered angry protests from hundreds of customers a month ago.
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Optics Pro is a combined raw conversion and image correction tool from French company DxO, which also publishes DxOMark camera test results. It uses its optical testing laboratories to create correction profiles for a large number of cameras and lenses.
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Apple didn’t increase basic storage space on new entry-level iPhones this year, which means the 16GB iPhone 6s is the cheapest new iPhone you can buy. It also means that you might run into storage issues on the handset regardless of Apple’s new iOS 9 features that are supposed to make more storage available to the user.
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When Apple introduced the sparse, clean iOS 7 design that lives on in iOS 9, thousands blogged out in dismay. “It’s too lightweight! The fonts are too spindly! The background is too bright! There aren’t rectangles around buttons—we don’t know what’s a button and what’s not! The Control Center is transparent—we can’t read it! You moved our cheese—we hate this!”
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Avid fans of console games are in for some good news as it is now possible to install emulators for PlayStation, N64 and Nintendo DS based games on iOS 9 without actually jailbreaking the device. The only caveat for running these games is that your iOS device must be pre-installed with iOS 9.0 through iOS 9.1 or 9.2.
Read more www.ibtimes.co.uk
The iOS app switcher has always been mundane at best regardless of how many times Apple has given it an update. It’s been the jailbreak community that has always waded in to enhance its functionality and taking things to a whole new level, and the very same thing has happened today as well, with a newly released jailbreak tweak which goes by the name of Lylac, available to download right away.
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Anyone who has had a chance to use the iPad Pro realizes very quickly that this is one really fast tablet. Apple’s A9 processor is what they calla a “desktop class processor” and that sure seems to be the case. The folks at ArsTechnica did an excellent piece using data from GeekBench and GFX Bench to show speed comparison of Apple processors used in past iPads and iPhones. They showed just how far Apple has come with this chip.
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Apple has big plans for north San Jose. In the past few months, Apple has spent more than $300 million quietly purchasing or leasing land close to San Jose International Airport and only 11 miles away from Apple Campus 2. When adding up the possible square footage of office space that can be built on this land, Apple would be able to erect another “Apple Campus 2.”
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There’s been a lot of buzz as of late about a possible Apple electric car. Much of it has been concerning the potential that the offering will be a fully autonomous one (a likely possibility from the looks of it) . Going by a recent interview with the co-creator of the iPod, Tony Fadell, the idea of an autonomous Apple car has been swirling around the heads of the management of that company for quite some time.
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Many fitness trackers record lots of data, but either do nothing with it, or hint at the changes we can make without offering concrete advice. That’s not the case with the Sona Connected Bracelet, a new wearable that not only measures activity in a more rounded way, but also promises to train our body and brain to better deal with stress, and help focus the mind.
Read more www.digitaltrends.com
Creating video selfies and dronies became significantly easier with Neurala Selfie Dronie (http://www.neurala.com/products/selfie-dronie-drone/), new software announced today by Neurala, a Boston-based robotics company known for its high-end robotic intelligence software designed for use by NASA and the US Air Force. There is no need to buy a specialized selfie drone to get stunning videos with hands-free operation.
Read more www.ssuchronicle.com
Google’s low-end Cardboard headset is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get started with virtual reality. Unfortunately, it isn’t exactly super portable and it’s not very durable either—it’s just cardboard, after all.
Read more www.engadget.com
Apple is ending the Beats streaming music service on November 30 as it seeks to bring users to its newly launched Apple Music. The move, which had been widely expected, comes a little more than a year after Apple completed its $3 billion acquisition of Beats, known for its high-end headphones and other audio equipment in addition to its streaming service.
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AT THE START of the millennium, Apple famously set out to upend the music business by dragging it into the digital realm. The iTunes store provided an easy way of finding and buying music, and iTunes provided an elegant way of managing it. By 2008, Apple was the biggest music vendor in the US. But with its recent shift toward streaming media, Apple risks losing its most music-obsessed users: the collectors.
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