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Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being” Events News Opinion 

Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being”

Koelnmesse, the organizer of the leading worldwide photo/imaging exhibition, photokina, has canceled the Cologne event “for the time being” after 70 years. The 2020 edition had already been canceled but dates for May 2022 were announced. It’s an ignoble end to the largest and, arguably, the most influential photo/imaging trade event. For most of its existence, photokina was held every... Read More
Apple introduces iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max New Products 

Apple introduces iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple announced iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with advanced camera and sensor technology. The new smartphones also add a new Apple ProRaw format coming later this year, which combines Apple’s multiframe image processing and computational photography with the versatility of a RAW format. Users can experience full creative control over color, detail, and dynamic range natively on... Read More
Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more. Updates 

Imaging app update roundup: iOS 14, Pixelmator and more.

Popular imaging applications and OSs were updated this week, just in time for the fall. Here’s a short round-up: Apple iOS 14 Apple released iOS 14, including performance improvements to the Camera and Photos apps. Camera Performance – Photos can be shot up to 90% faster,at up to 4 frames per second. Faster shooting – There’s a new “Prioritize faster... Read More
Global smartphone shipments expected to drop nearly 10% in 2020, says IDC Market research News 

Global smartphone shipments expected to drop nearly 10% in 2020, says IDC

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. While the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20) resulted in slightly better than expected numbers, the market was still down 17% year over year with visible signs of economic concerns.... Read More
Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market Market research 

Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 16.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20), according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped 278.4 million smartphones during 2Q20. Although this a larger decline than in the first quarter, it was expected as major economies around the globe were in lockdown for the majority... Read More
Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co. News 

Apple Design Awards honors Darkroom app from Bergen Co.

Darkroom, from Bergen Co., was one of eight apps recognized by Apple Inc. with an Apple Design Award. The announcement said: “Darkroom is a powerful photo and video editor whose interface is as beautiful as it is easy to use. It delivers great performance with super-intuitive controls and a layout that both casual and pro photographers can truly appreciate. With... Read More
IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India Market research 

IDC reports smartphone shipment lower in China, flat in India

According to the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments in China stood at 66.6 million units in the first quarter of 2020, a 20.3% decline from 83.6 million units a year ago. This marked the largest decline ever in China as the market was hit by both supply chain disruptions and a demand slump due to lockdowns and the... Read More
Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with usable keyboard New Products 

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with usable keyboard

Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard for “the best typing experience” ever on a Mac notebook and doubled the storage across all standard configurations. The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations, the company said. With powerful... Read More
Service revenues boosts Apple’s second-quarter results Earnings reports News 

Service revenues boosts Apple’s second-quarter results

Apple posted quarterly revenue of $58.3 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.55, up 4 percent. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The company had net sales of $58.3 billion in the quarter, compared to $58.015 billion last year. Services revenue jumped to $13.3 billion,... Read More
Apple introduces second-generation iPhone SE New Products 

Apple introduces second-generation iPhone SE

Apple announced the second-generation $399 iPhone SE, featuring a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and  Touch ID for industry-leading security. iPhone SE comes in a compact design, reinvented from the inside out, and is the most affordable iPhone. Apple claims iPhone SE also features the best single-camera system ever in an iPhone, which unlocks the benefits of computational photography including Portrait... Read More
Pixelmator Photo update adds iPadOS trackpad and mouse support Updates 

Pixelmator Photo update adds iPadOS trackpad and mouse support

The Pixelmator Team released Pixelmator Photo 1.2, a major update to its iPad photo editor introducing support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse, using Split View, and adding a way to match the look and style of different photos using machine learning. “Support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse brings an all-new... Read More
Apple unveils iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, adds trackpad support to iPadOS New Products 

Apple unveils iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, adds trackpad support to iPadOS

Apple announced the iPad Pro with the high-speed A12Z Bionic chip. The new iPad Pro adds an Ultra-Wide camera, studio-quality mics and a LiDAR Scanner delivering depth-sensing capabilities, opening up more pro workflows and supporting pro photo and video apps. The LiDAR Scanner, along with pro cameras, motion sensors, pro performance, pro audio, the stunning Liquid Retina display, and powerful... Read More
Apple buys U.K. startup to improve iPhone picture taking: Bloomberg Acquisitions News 

Apple buys U.K. startup to improve iPhone picture taking: Bloomberg

Apple Inc. acquired a U.K.-based startup, named Spectral Edge Ltd., with technology that improves photos taken on smartphones, according to Mark Gurman, writing at Bloomberg. According to U.K. filings made public on Thursday, Apple corporate lawyer Peter Denwood was recently named a director of Cambridge-based Spectral Edge Ltd., while the startup’s other advisers and board members were terminated. According to the... Read More
Lux Optics’ Spectre Camera named Apple iPhone app of the year News 

Lux Optics’ Spectre Camera named Apple iPhone app of the year

Lux Optics‘ long-exposure app, Spectre, was named iPhone app of the year by Apple Inc. Spectre uses AI to help make long-exposure photographs to remove crowds from busy city streets, turn nighttime highways into rivers of light and make waterfalls look like paintings. Spectre’s intelligent computational shutter takes hundreds of shots over the span of a few seconds and saves... Read More
IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8% Market research Press releases 

IDC: Third-quarter worldwide smartphone shipments up 0.8%

Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 0.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2019, reversing seven quarters of decline, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped a total 358.3 million smartphones during the quarter, which was up 8.1% from the previous quarter and enough to return the industry to... Read More