AI: Olloclip brings three new lens collections to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Everyone keeps offering wide angles. I want normal and telephoto; the native iPhone is too wide. No, I don’t want to use digital zooming.
The Register: Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google’s cloud.
My goodness. Well, they should save a great deal of money and overhead, no?
AI: iOS 10 tests show slower boot times, but overall smooth speeds even on older iPhones.
How often does one boot up an iPhone? I don’t often do it. I’d say there’s a beat longer with some functions.
BIG WARNING - the update process briefly bricked my iPad Air. Totally unresponsive in the middle of the update process. Black screen, but you could tell the screen was powered. Did a Home+Power hard reboot, the Apple logo appeared for about five minutes, then the progress bar restored. Stalled about 2/3 of the way through for another five-ten minutes, then completed the process to the lock screen. Phew. So iPhone was smooth, no hitches. iPad, glitchy upgrade. Make sure you do it wired to your Mac with iTunes, and have a current complete backup.
9-to-5: iOS 10 How-To - Hate pressing the home button to unlock?
Updated my 5s to iOS10. Unlocking is weird. Something you’ll have to get used to. So far, there’s only a mild speed hit on opening some apps. I’m a close-the-apps-after-use-guy; this update may make me leave regulars open.
TechCrunch Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7.
DP Review: Adobe Lightroom Mobile for iOS 2.5 brings Raw DNG capture.
YUGE. Roland! You see this? It’ll likely spur me to update to an SE ... I like the 5 form-factor.
Macworld: Bottom line - Should you upgrade to iOS 10?
As if you really have a choice. Bow to the inevitable, now or later. Upgrade hardware if necessary.
Macworld/Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case review: Luxurious keys for iPad Pro.
Of note. Speaking of building biceps ...
DZone: The Internet is Officially Terrible.
Ars UK: Nvidia stuffs desktop GTX 1080, 1070, 1060 into laptops, drops the “M”.
Cascable: The Professional WiFi Camera Remote.
“Got a wifi enabled camera?” Play.
DP Review: Astropad 2.0 brings better performance and increased compatibility.
Have to try it again. Bought the previous version, played for a day, too slow/unresponsive.
VSCO: Retiring VSCO Sync as of August 12.
Macworld: LiquidText for iPad review: All you need for deep research projects.
This looks like something we expected the iPad to offer, years ago. I’ll have to try it out.
Macworld: Scrivener for iOS review - A sophisticated writing and research app for on-the-go.
Quirky but lovely, I use Scrivener for all my longer-form writing on desktop. I’ve not tried this mobile variant yet.
Zoho: Free Evernote Alternative.
Usual caveats apply. [Such as, can you get out what you put in, etc. etc.]
Tried Prisma, the latest popular cam app on iOS.
Totally fun, more fun than VSCO, Instagram filters, etc. [You can turn off the watermark in the prefs - didn’t realize until after I proc’d that shot.]
Youtube: Selfie Shoes.
LR/Instagram - Lightroom Publish Plugin for Instagram.
WaPo: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing.
Of interest. However, I snagged this pullquote from a commenter: “They’re not being destroyed or eaten or turned into zombies by technology. It’s just one more way for them to learn about the world. It’s up to parents to set limits.” My italic emphasis.
MedicalDaily: Are Our Smartphones Afflicting Us All With Symptoms Of ADHD?
A two-week study. And a source I’m not familiar with. So grain-of-salt time. But interesting nonetheless.
Instagram Blog: A new look.
Generic. As old as skeuomorphism is, their old icon stood out. It’ll be harder to pick out of a group of icons now. And note - gradients are slipping back into designs. The ‘80’s keep coming back, like Godzilla.
Hyperallergic: In Quest for Selfie, Tourist Scales and Smashes 126-Year-Old Statue
Self-absorption continues to escalate ...
OpenCulture: Sir Ian McKellen Releases New Apps for Shakespeare’s Plays.
$5.99 per play? Seems ... steep. 37 apps, by the time you’re done, you’re out $220 some bucks, sans tax.