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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
Apple introduces iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max advanced smartphones New Products Press releases 

Apple introduces iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max advanced smartphones

Featuring a Stunning Pro Display, A13 Bionic, Cutting-Edge Pro Camera System and Longest Battery Life Ever in iPhone with iPhone 11 Pro Max CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced iPhone® 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone that delivers advanced performance for users who want the very best smartphone. The new Super Retina® XDR display... Read More
Apple Introduces dual camera iPhone 11 New Products Press releases 

Apple Introduces dual camera iPhone 11

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced iPhone® 11, delivering innovations that make the world’s most popular smartphone even more powerful, improving the features people use the most throughout their day.1 iPhone 11 introduces a powerful dual-camera system, offering an intuitive camera experience with the highest quality video in a smartphone and Night mode for photos. iPhone 11 is powered by the A13... Read More
As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
Apple improves camera, photo features in iOS 13 Events New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Apple improves camera, photo features in iOS 13

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple executives previewed iOS13 with updates to the photo and camera apps. Portrait lighting adjustments can be made right in the Camera app to virtually “move” the light closer or to “push” the light farther away. A new High-Key Mono effect creates a monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos. iOS13 also... Read More
Apple finally brings back cheese-grater style Mac Pro, plus new Pro Display Events New Products Press releases 

Apple finally brings back cheese-grater style Mac Pro, plus new Pro Display

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, Apple executives released an updated Mac Pro, harkening back to classic “cheese grater” style desktop. The new Mac Pro is based on a 28-core Intel Xeon workstation processor 6 channels of ECC for up to 1TB of system memory, 8 PCIe slots, two 10Gb Ethernet ports, support for dual AMD GPUs and... Read More
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