Apple Announces New Event

Apple has sent out invites to an event to be held on Monday 25 March at which it is expected the company will unveil its new streaming video and TV service that could take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon and redefine how we watch television.

Apple's March 25 Event Will Be Its Biggest One This Year

It's official. On March 25, Apple will hold a long-anticipated event in which it details its upcoming streaming and media subscription services. It'll arguably be the company's most important announcement of the year. During the presentation, Apple executives should fill in some very large blanks in its subscription ambitions.

Apple plans March 25 event for rumored Netflix-like service

Apple is throwing its next product event on March 25, offering this tease: "It's show time." The event will take place in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the company said in the invitation, sent Monday. A graphic in the invitation offers an intriguing hint of what to expect.

Will AppleLaunch a Foldable iPhone?

It’s well documented that Apple is interested in making a foldable phone. The company hold foldable phone patents for a hinged phone that can bend in half dating back to 2011. It's emerged that Apple has filed a patent for a foldable iPhone that heats itself to avoid damaging the screen.

Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple has already updated its iPhones twice in 2019. The first was planned , the second launched in outrage . But now the company is zeroing in on Huawei and Samsung's radical folding smartphones, as its most ambitious iPhone to date is taking shape...

Will Apple bend to the foldables trend?

In this week's Apple Core rundown, we'll take a look at how Apple fits into the foldable phone trend, the hurdles it has to clear to make an iPhone bend, and how soon the company could release a competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold.

Spectre - A New AI-powered App For Long Exposure

The brains behind leading RAW manual photography app Halide have launched their second app, a companion camera called Spectre that focuses on intelligent long exposure photography.

Halide creators launch Spectre, an AI-powered long exposure camera app for iPhone

Nearly two years ago former Twitter for iOS tech lead Ben Sandofsky and ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With launched Halide, the beautiful pro camera app for iPhone that's proven both popular and powerful. Today the duo is launching their second app, a companion camera called Spectre that focuses on intelligent long exposure photography.

Apple Announces #shotoniPhone Winners

 
You can see all the winning shots on the  Apple Newsroom  with quotes from the judging panel as to why they liked the photo.

You can see all the winning shots on the Apple Newsroom with quotes from the judging panel as to why they liked the photo.


iPhone photographers from around the world shared their best photos for the Apple Shot on iPhone Challenge. The company asked for iPhone only submissions with the prize of featuring in Apple advertising on social media, in-store, and in the company's internal exhibitions. The photographers will receive a licensing fee for their work.

The winners were selected by a judging panel made up of many prominent photographers, including the chief official White House photographer for President Obama Pete Souza, photographer Austin Mann and Apple’s own Phil Schiller. The top 10 winners came from countries including Singapore, Germany, Belarus, Israel and the US, capturing colorful city scenery, curious animals, creative reflections, the beauty of the ordinary and more. The winning submissions were taken by Alex Jiang, Blake Marvin, Darren Soh, Nikita Yarosh, Dina Alfasi, Elizabeth Scarrott, Andrew Griswold, Bernard Antolin, LieAdi Darmawan, and Robert Glaser.

Apple highlights best photos shot on iPhone around the world

iPhone photographers around the world shared their best photos for the Shot on iPhone Challenge, capturing remarkable moments with the world's most popular camera. The 10 selected winners will be featured on billboards in select cities, in Apple retail stores and online.

 

Apple Shares New iPhone Photography Tutorials

 

iPhone users looking for simple, no-nonsense tutorials to step up their iPhone photography check out the photography tutorial section on Apple’s website.  The series of short, instructional movies is designed to demonstrate the device's capture modes to new users, in addition to offering lessons on basic photography techniques

Four new videos have just been added to Apple’s YouTube page that will soon find their place among the tutorials. The new videos deal with shooting with light and shadow, shooting using the rule of thirds, shooting a time-lapse video, and trimming video on an iPhone.

These tutorials are a great way to learn how to compose and capture shots with the latest features of the iPhone built-in camera.

THE NEW TUTORIALS


 

Apple To Combine iPhone, iPad, Mac Apps by 2021

 

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to combine apps made for iPhone, iPad, and macOS by 2021. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to make it easier for software developers to create universal tools, games and other applications for its main devices. The multistep initiative, code-named “Marzipan” aims that developers will be able to build an app once and have it work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers by 2021.

Later this year, Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac computers via a new software development kit.

In 2020, Apple plans to expand the kit so iPhone applications can be converted into Mac apps in the same way.

By 2021, developers will be able to merge iPhone, iPad, and Mac applications into one app or what is known as a “single binary.”

Apple previewed the apps plan, without disclosing the road map, at its developers conference last year. Bloomberg News first wrote about the initiative in 2017.


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Apple to combine iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021, says Bloomberg

Apple is reportedly combining its iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps into single universal apps that will work across all three devices. Bloomberg reports that these universal apps will be ready for 2021, and that Apple plans to release an SDK for developers later this year

Comment: Marzipan's pace may be slow, but it'll be a big deal for the Mac

We learned a little more today about Apple's plans for Marzipan, its UIKit that will make it easy for developers to port iOS apps to the Mac. Today's report suggests that the project will be rolling out a little more slowly than expected, with an SDK for third-party apps launching at this year's WWDC - but only for iPad apps ...

What Is Apple's Project "Marzipan"?

Today Bloomberg ran a story that detailed an internal project at Apple code-named "Marzipan". The project's aim, Bloomberg says, is to allow developers to code and create one app that can run on any Apple device, including the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. As Bloomberg wrote:

 

6 ways Samsung Just Leapfrogged Apple | Cult of Mac

Cult of Mac report that In the biggest tech event of 2019 so far, Samsung unveiled a range of new smartphones, wearables, earbuds and more. Samsung is setting the tone for the rest of the industry and even leapfrogged Apple’s products in some ways.

6 ways Samsung just leapfrogged Apple | Cult of Mac

Samsung put Apple and the rest of the tech industry on notice today during its massive Unpacked event. In what was the biggest tech event of 2019 so far, Samsung unveiled a slew of new smartphones, wearables, earbuds and more.


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Here's everything that launched at Samsung Unpacked 2019

Samsung has kicked off its 2019 in a big way, as the company has just announced a wealth of new devices. Headlined by the Samsung Galaxy S10 range, the launch also included other phones and wearables too. If you missed the livestream though, don't worry, because you'll find all the information below about everything announced.

Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G

Samsung has unveiled a foldable smartphone - the Galaxy Fold - alongside its first 5G handset and three further Galaxy S10 mobiles. The Fold will go on sale in just over two months time, earlier than many expected. The Galaxy S10 5G device features the firm's biggest-ever non-folding phone display and promises faster data speeds when networks become available.

Samsung is making the same mistakes as Apple did with its new phones

Mistake #1: The phones are too expensive for most people Samsung's new phones cost too much. The entry-level Galaxy S10e starts at $749, which might attract more budget-conscious buyers, but the Galaxy S10 starts at $899 and the Galaxy S10+ costs $999. Those prices increase as you add more storage or RAM, too.

Mobile Photography Awards Winners

The 8th annual Mobile Photography Awards attracted over 7,000 entries from smartphone photographers in more than 65 countries. Images entered into one of 20 different themed categories must have been entirely created on a smartphone or tablet. Editing or post-production on an entered image can only be undertaken using apps on a mobile device. The competition categories include landscapes, portraits, black and white, photojournalism, nature and wildlife.

The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognise and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside an annual competition there are themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

This year's winning photos demonstrate just how far smartphone photography has evolved, with a stunning array of world class images. Cult of Mac report that approximately 75 percent of all entries were created on an iPhone with 10 first-place winners recorded their winning image on Apple devices.

The grand prize winner was Dominika Koszowska, a graphic designer and fine art photographer from Poland.

8th Annual MPA Grand Prize - Mobile Photography Awards

The Mobile Photography Awards is pleased to announce Dominika Koszowska as our Grand Prize Winner and the 8th annual MPA Photographer of the year, as chosen by the members of the MPA jury. .


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Mobile Photo Awards

The Mobile Photography Awards is pleased to announce Dominika Koszowska as our Grand Prize Winner and the 8th annual MPA Photographer of the year, as chosen by the members of the MPA jury. As in all...

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