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Apple announces iOS 16, major photos updates New Products News Updates 

Apple announces iOS 16, major photos updates

At its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple previewed iOS 16, which introduces iCloud Shared Photo Library to seamlessly share a collection of photos with family, updates to Messages and Mail that help users stay in touch with ease, and powerful enhancements to Live Text and Visual Look Up. “iOS 16 is a big release with updates that will change... Read More
Apple debuts iPhone 13 models, iPads New Products 

Apple debuts iPhone 13 models, iPads

Apple Inc. had its customary September product launch, featuring new iPhones with more pro-quality photography features. Here’s an overview of some of the highlights: iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple introduced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, featuring an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz. The... Read More
Photo features for iOS 15 News 

Photo features for iOS 15

Apple Inc. releases iOS 15, which added new photo-related features for smartphones, including ways to create automatic movies from pictures, adding text recognition within photos, and adding long-overdue EXIF data to photos.  For iPhone 12 and 13 users, Apple claims it has improved the panorama features, removing distortions, and reducing noise and banding. Apple is more tightly integrating photos with... Read More
Apple rolling out mobile student IDs in Canada and United States News 

Apple rolling out mobile student IDs in Canada and United States

Apple Inc. has started rolling out mobile student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada, starting with the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College this year. In the United States, new schools to adopt mobile student IDs include Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University... Read More
Apple adds minor Photos update to iOS 15 News Updates 

Apple adds minor Photos update to iOS 15

At the Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple Inc. debuted iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8. The event primarily focused on enhanced privacy features for those platforms but there were a few imaging-related enhancements: Portrait mode is now available for FaceTime and designed specifically for video calls, so users can blur their background and put themselves in... Read More
Adobe updates Photoshop for M1 Macs, adds Super Resolution to Camera RAW New Products News 

Adobe updates Photoshop for M1 Macs, adds Super Resolution to Camera RAW

Apple’s new M1 mobile chip got a big endorsement from the graphics community with the release by Adobe Inc. of Photoshop for M1. The application now runs natively on the M1 chip and provides faster performance, the company said. “Our internal tests show a wide range of features running an average of 1.5X the speed of similarly configured previous generation... Read More
IDC says fourth-quarter smartphone shipments show growth Market research News 

IDC says fourth-quarter smartphone shipments show growth

The worldwide smartphone market continued to improve in the holiday quarter of 2020 (4Q20) returning to familiar ground with 4.3% year-over-year growth, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 385.9 million devices during the quarter. While the full year 2020 declined 5.9% compared to 2019, the progress... Read More
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