Thursday, September 22, 2016
Today marks a big day for Apple Pay — it’s adding 33 new US banks to its portfolio. You can find the new banks on the support page for the payment product. However, it also painfully marks one of the problems it has had since its inception.
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Polarr is an already popular photo-editing app that offers the functionality of desktop photo-editing suites, and this latest update uses new facial recognition algorithms to make touch ups easier and faster than ever. It actually uses the facial recognition API that Apple created for iOS 10.
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One of the best features of the iOS Photos app is it allows you to use third-party apps for image editing as extensions. This means you don’t need to leave the Photos app in order to open a different app to use its editing capabilities.
Read more www.pocketmeta.com
With the release of iOS 10, Apple has revamped its Messages app in a big way. No longer is it just an app for texting, it can accomplish so much more thanks to stickers, digital touch, and apps that are created for it. In fact recently it looks like Tinder has made its way onto the Messages app as well.
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iOS 10 has been available to the public for about a week now, and it’s brought with it some great new features. If you’re into photography, there’s a new feature which will enable you to snap a picture in the RAW format. But using this new feature isn’t as simple as switching it on or off.
Read more technofres.com
Apple is fulfilling its promise of bringing a DSLR feature to its iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera system. However, the feature that comes with the bokeh effect is only available to developers for now. It is expected to be released publicly sometime in the remaining months of this year.
Read more www.ibtimes.com
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Apple’s new Home app in iOS 10 promotes HomeKit to a built-in app with Control Center access, but a few accessories require firmware updates to fully work with the new home automation software. Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt was previously in this camp, and today Schlage is announcing that its Sense Smart Deadbolt is fully compatible with Apple’s new Home app.
Read more 9to5mac.com
If maintaining privacy is an ongoing battle, the front line is your smartphone. Apple included several new security features in iOS 10, but at the same time, some of the best new functionality comes with potential privacy trade-offs that everyone needs to understand.
Read more ios.wonderhowto.com
I can’t say I’m a fan of everything about iOS 10. Apple seems to be following Microsoft down the path of change-for-the-sake-of-change, and not always for the better. For example, the new threaded view for email conversations? Hate it. iOS Mail now joins Gmail (when viewed in a browser) in making it virtually impossible to discern the newest section of a conversation. Ugh.
Read more www.cnet.com
Apple is known to step up to bolder territories pretty often. The company did it with the introduction of AirPods, and I was a happy man when, a few years ago, they introduced the MacBook Air minus the CD drive — no one I know used it, and I never felt the need either! But that’s not a topic I plan to address in this post. Let’s tune in to the actual topic!
Read more yourstory.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
As many of you know, in the past I’ve created this review in Iceland (twice), Patagonia, and Switzerland, but this year I wanted to really change things up. With indicators pointing toward possibilities of optical zoom, I asked myself: Where’s the best place in the world to test optical zoom? Africa, of course.
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Apple debuted three new ads over the weekend: two of them for the new iPhone 7, and one for the Apple Watch Series 2. Highlighting the new waterproofing features of all the devices, along with the low-light camera sensor of the next-gem iPhone, they’re strong, artistic ads — which do the job of explaining to you what Apple’s new smartwatch and handset are capable of, without making it feel like you’re being given the hard sell.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus earlier this month, the company focused heavily on photography, highlighting the dual rear-facing lenses on the Plus model, optical zoom, and other camera technology. Consumer Reports purchased several iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models at retail on the day of launch, and we’ve done some initial evaluations in our camera labs.
Read more www.consumerreports.org
As prices continue to drop, and the technology becomes easier to use, ‘smart home’ devices are set to explode in popularity. As someone who once swore off such things, I now have Wi-Fi-enabled electric sockets and home cameras. When I am away, I can turn on a lamp and monitor my house.
Read more betanews.com
Since its release last week, we’ve been diving into many of the great new features iOS 10 brings to the table. From enhanced Siri functionality to slick 3D touch enhancements across the board, iOS 10 is certainly not lacking in the feature department. On top of it all, iOS 10 as far as I can tell appears to be one of the most stable iOS x.0 releases we’ve seen in quite some time.
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Last week we reported that within the first 24 hours of iOS 10 being released, it was installed on 14.5% of compatible devices. So now that we’re nearly a week following its release, how are the numbers looking? The official figures have yet to be released, but according to Mixpanel it seems that iOS 10 adoption is coming along just fine.
Read more www.ubergizmo.com
Monday, September 19, 2016
Update to WhatsApp for iOS lets you ask Siri to send a message or make a call through the app : An update to version 2.16.10 of WhatsApp for iOS adds a number of new features for those with an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 10. The update weighs in at 84.2 MB, and is available from the App Store.
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One of the few gripes I have with 3D Touch is that it’s not explicitly clear when you can use it throughout iOS to bring up more options. With iOS 10, 3D Touch has gained even more functionality, yet people are still discovering functionality that has seemingly been there, in some form, since iOS 9.
Read more oigel.com
If you have a contact in your phone who has multiple emails or phone numbers, say for work, home, and cell phone, it’s easy to lose track of which number bubbles up to the top when you search for it. How-To Geek points out that you can set up a default number that simplifies this.
Read more lifehacker.com
Photography enthusiasts, it is time to rejoice. Apple had earlier announced that their latest iPhones would support capturing pictures in DNG format. But this feature is not supported in Apple Camera but third party apps will have support for this. This is possible with the release of an API from Apple. Adobe Lightroom for iOS is definitely one of the first apps to flaunt RAW support. Here are all the features of Adobe Lightroom along with a small tutorial on how you can capture photos in DNG format.
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