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Apple passes Samsung to capture the top position in the worldwide smartphone market while overall shipments decline 6.3% in the fourth quarter, according to IDC News 

Apple passes Samsung to capture the top position in the worldwide smartphone market while overall shipments decline 6.3% in the fourth quarter, according to IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A slower than expected 2017 holiday quarter closed out the year bringing minimal change to the worldwide smartphone market when compared to 2016. According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 403.5 million units during the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), resulting in a 6.3%... Read More
Mobile app store spending to jump 30% in 2018 News 

Mobile app store spending to jump 30% in 2018

Consumer spending among all mobile app stores will rise 30% to more than $110 billion in 2018, according to a Mobile Marketer article cited in RetailDive. “App Annie’s forecast for 2018 holds nuggets of insights based on the in-app spending and downloads it tracks. The retail industry will increasingly become less segmented between traditional categories of ‘digital-first’ like Amazon and... Read More
Final Cut Pro X introduces 360-degree VR video editing New Products Press releases 

Final Cut Pro X introduces 360-degree VR video editing

Apple’s Pro Video Editing App Also Adds Advanced Color Grading, HDR Support and More Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a major update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, with new features including 360-degree VR video editing, advanced color grading tools and support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Optimized to take full advantage of the... Read More
Lytro bails on hosted pictures service News 

Lytro bails on hosted pictures service

Beleaguered computational camera company Lytro has quietly shut down its hosted picture service for its light-field consumer cameras. In a blog post, the company noted: “More than two years ago, Lytro began focusing on Light Field video solutions for the cinema and virtual reality industries and discontinued the manufacturing and distribution of Lytro cameras for photography. As a part of... Read More
Pixelmator Pro now available on the Mac App Store New Products Press releases 

Pixelmator Pro now available on the Mac App Store

November 29, 2017 in Image Editing (E) – Vilnius, Lithuania – The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro, a brand new app that redefines image editing on the Mac, providing professional-grade editing tools in an incredibly intuitive and accessible design. Pixelmator Pro 1.0, codenamed Whirlwind, includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features,... Read More
Brattoo Propaganda Software Introduces Photos Tagger New Products Press releases 

Brattoo Propaganda Software Introduces Photos Tagger

November 23, 2017 in Image Editing (E) –  Kalmar, Sweden – Brattoo Propaganda Software today introduces Photos Tagger, a new addition to their popular applications suite. Did you know that Apple Photos silently analyze all your photos, finding out about the location, the people in them, actual things that are in the photos? Would it not be great if you... Read More
Former Instagram and Apple Team Launches 360° Camera with Powerful Software for Exceptionally Beautiful Video New Products Press releases 

Former Instagram and Apple Team Launches 360° Camera with Powerful Software for Exceptionally Beautiful Video

Designed with breakthrough stabilization technology and an app that simplifies editing, RyloTM makes it easy for anyone to create videos they’re proud to share SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Launching today, Rylo is a powerful camera that captures everything around you and creates exceptionally smooth, beautiful video that’s easy to share. Developed by a team of former Instagram and Apple engineers, Rylo’s breakthrough... Read More
Avoid HEIF woes with this tip for users Tips and tricks 

Avoid HEIF woes with this tip for users

We’ve already covered the potential impact the new HEIF image format, introduced in Apple iOS 11, may have on kiosk customers. Some vendors have shared some updates on their systems, but we received a tip – tossed over the transom by a long-time tech vendor who wishes to remain anonymous – that might help in the meantime. (Thanks to you-know-who.)... Read More
UPDATED: What the HEIF is going on? Opinion 

UPDATED: What the HEIF is going on?

Updated: Vendor responses below New file format could pose challenge to photo retailers With the debut of new iPhone 8 models and a VR-driven iPhone X, Apple has more than doubled-down on its smartphone platform as an imaging device. Boasting 12MP cameras and a host of new portrait modes, all three new iPhones promise new photo frontiers. But, when it... Read More
The future is here: iPhone X New Products Press releases 

The future is here: iPhone X

Packed with Innovative Features Including a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine iPhone X is the future of the smartphone in a gorgeous all-glass design with a beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display. Cupertino, California — Apple today announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, in a gorgeous all-glass design with... Read More
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: A new generation of iPhone New Products Press releases 

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: A new generation of iPhone

Featuring New Glass and Aluminum Design, Retina HD Displays, A11 Bionic Chip, New Single and Dual Cameras with Support for Portrait Lighting, Wireless Charging and Optimized for Augmented Reality iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus represent a new generation of iPhone in a beautiful all-new glass design. Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new generation of iPhone: iPhone 8... Read More
WCP Proudly Releases the Mobile Depth Imaging Report Market research Press releases 

WCP Proudly Releases the Mobile Depth Imaging Report

Palo Alto, CA – July 26, 2017   WCP is pleased to announce the publication of the Mobile Depth Imaging Report. Depth imaging refers to the ability to create an image that includes depth information at each location in the image. Humans perceive depth using our two eyes to create “stereo vision”. While the applications thus far for 3D image sensing... Read More
WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, but one major puzzler  Market research News 

WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, but one major puzzler 

WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, excerpt from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a: Apple’s OS 11 developer ARKit enables developers to build mixed reality apps that interpret the imagery from the user’s iPhone camera by identifying surfaces, tracking motion, estimating scale as well as ambient lighting, and by providing fast and stable motion tracking. What does that mean?... Read More