Saturday, August 15, 2020

iPhone is a breakthrough hand-held computer

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Twelve years ago the iPhone was launched to a mixed reception. Yet it represented a revolution which had totally transformed the cellular phone and has made the hand-held computer universal. It's importance cannot be underestimated.

Leica products could face 25% import tariff in USA

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The looming trade war between the USA and the EU could see a 25% surcharge applied to Leica products and other photographic equipment imported from Europe.

Leica to issue dedicated FOTOS for iPad

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The iPad is moving away from the iPhone's limitations and becoming a real workhorse which, in many cases, could replace a Mac. Developers are acknowledging this change, including Leica with a new version of Leica FOTOS made fro the iPad.

Aperture bites the dust: macOS Catalina and 32-bit applications

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If you are still relying on Apple Aperture for your photographic library be afraid, be very afraid. It will stop working if you upgrade to MacOs Catalina so you need to find an alternative application as soon as possible.

Apple Watch 5: Resistance is futile

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After a lifetime of Swiss watch fandom, I've defected to the smartwatch. Goodbye, good and faitthful mechanical servant, hello tomorrow — with a dollop of beneficial health monitoring thrown in.

iPhone 11 Pro: Is it worth upgrading just for a better camera?

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Smartphone manufacturers seem obsessed with photography, almost to the exclusion of many more useful features of the devices. Is this the end for the traditional camera industry or an opportunity to be grasped?

Procrastinating all the way to the trash can

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The Most Dangerous Typing app will eat your words if you don't keep typing. It's not the app for the avid procrastinator as Mike finds out....

Apple: Wearables will overtake iPad and Mac by 2021

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Wearables are becoming ever more important to the tech giants, including Apple. It's a rapidly growing sector which will improve out lives.

Jony Ive leaves Apple. What comes next?

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Eight years after the death of Steve Jobs, Jony Ive has decided to leave Apple. Between them, they were instrumental in turning Apple into a trillion-dollar company. So what does this departure mean for the future of Apple?

Apple AirPods v PowerBeats Pro

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How do Apple's new PowerBeats pro stack up agains the now common AirPods. Mike has been trying the new earphones and much prefers them to the rather skittish AirPods