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How to Use the New Screen Capture Interface in macOS Mojave

In macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced a new screen capture interface that makes taking screenshots and screen recordings on your Mac easier than it used to be.<p>A new floating palette brings the traditional Mac screen capture functions together under a single menu. You can access it by hitting</b> …

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5 Best Augmented Reality Use Cases

Interest in augmented reality (AR) is exploding as innovators explore the business relevance and roles AR can play in workforce enablement and …

Augmented Reality

We’ve got apps to make your Mac more productive [Deals]

Making the most of your Mac means loading it with the right apps. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on productivity and utility apps for Mac. That includes apps for working with PDFs in new ways, capturing streaming video, and more. Everything is massively discounted too, so upping your …

Apps

Create Headset-Free Augmented Reality with Lightform LF1

The Lightform LF1 is a projector-based AR system that’s designed to pair with any projector. For as long as the latter has a throw ratio of 0.85 … …

We are a big step closer to sci-fi like floating video hologram displays

<b>The cinema dream of the hologram promised in Star Wars, Iron Man, and Minority Report is being chased hard by numerous developers – among them</b> …

Apple and Pixar created a new file format for augmented reality on your phone

The new USDZ file format will make it easier than ever to look at AR objects in iOS.<p>Sharing photos and videos on a computer or a smartphone is, for the most part, pretty easy. File formats like JPG and PNG for still photos, and MOV for videos, display just as intended on pretty much any device. Now …

Apple introduces new ‘TestFlight Public Link’ feature for app developer beta testing

During a session at WWDC this week, Apple detailed a notable new improvement for how developers test their applications via TestFlight…<p>Apple announced a new feature called TestFlight Public Link, which relates to how developers invite people to test upcoming versions of their applications.<p>Up until …

Calling all artists: Time to try AR, Adobe says

Michelangelo had sculpture. Vincent van Gogh had oil painting. Ansel Adams had film. But who's going to pioneer augmented reality?<p>At the Minnesota Street Project, a gallery in San Francisco's hip and fast-developing Dogpatch district, Adobe Systems is trying to kick-start AR as a new medium for …

This crazy device turns any TV into a giant touchscreen

Microsoft recently announced an awesome new wall-mounted touchscreen called the Surface Hub 2 that will launch sometime next year. The company didn’t …

Adobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

Adobe is jumping into augmented reality. On Monday, June 4, Adobe teased a new venture called Project Aero, a tool for creating AR graphics. The …

Perfectly capture colors with this pocket-size sensor [Deals]

Whether you’re working on a graphic design project or redecorating your home, color is key. But most of us can’t tell the difference between purple and violet, so we’ve found a tool that can help.<p>Nix Mini is a pocket-sized sensor that scans any colored surface and turns out a precise color code. So …

Graphic Design

Augmented Reality Expo Showcases 3-D Hologram Technology

SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) — An international augmented reality showcase was underway in Santa Clara Friday, showing how 3-D computer holograms will soon …

H&M is trialing a smart mirror that suggests outfits for you — and customers love it

H&M is offering its customers a new shopping experience and customers apparently love it, according to Lebensmittelzeitung.<p>The fashion group is currently trialling a smart mirror in its flagship store at Times Square in New York. The smart mirror, developed by Microsoft and Swedish digital agencies …

These 10 Retailers Are Leading the Way in Augmented Reality

For years, augmented reality has been posited as the new frontier in retail innovation. The visual technology, which went mainstream in the industry …

Coty unveils AR mirror that's activated when shoppers pick up a lipstick

Beauty giant Coty has unveiled a smart augmented reality ‘magic mirror’ in its Bourjois boutique in Paris which lets users try on products virtually …

Death of the mannequin? How Zara's virtual models could transform the way we shop

This week, in 120 of its biggest stores around the world, Zara has cleared its window displays. Onlookers will probably, at first, be confused by the lack of merchandise - the stark white is pretty arresting. But if you follow the instructions written where the mannequins used to be, you’ll be …

Explore WWF Free Rivers, a new augmented reality app

Discover Free-Flowing Rivers in Augmented Reality<p>The WWF Free Rivers augmented reality app puts an entire landscape in your hands. Immerse yourself …

Google is giving machines voices that sound more human

Google researchers have found ways to make machine-generated speech sound more natural to humans, members of Google’s Brain and Machine Perception teams said today in a blog post that included samples of the more expressive voices. Earlier today, Google announced the beta release of its Cloud …

Whip any PDF into shape with one simple app [Deals]

PDFs are supposed to be straightforward. Whether it’s a poster or a novel, they make documents big and small look nice, and easy to read and share. But if you want to edit one, you’re going to hit a wall.<p>PDFConverterOCR makes it easy to edit, annotate, protect, and do plenty more with any PDF. So …

Apps

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

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Art.com adds augmented reality art-viewing to its iOS app

AR has gotten quite a bit of hype but there’s a good chance you haven’t even stumbled across an ARKit use case on your iPhone yet. The reason is largely that AR just doesn’t have a ton of practical use cases, I think I just managed to find one though.<p>If you’re in the market for some art in your …

WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning

WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature aimed at trying to limit the spread of chain letter style spam messages and tackle viral fakes spreading on its platform.<p>Two WhatsApp blog sites, Whatsappen.nl and WABetaInfo, report spotting notification messages in the app which appear intended to …

Internet

Facebook announces major News Feed overhaul w/ more content from friends & less from Pages

Facebook has announced a significant overhaul of its News Feed that it says will help in “bringing people closer together.” The update, detailed in a blog post, will rollout over the next few months…<p>The social network explains that it will start prioritizing content from friends and family in the …

Confide messenger releases new screenshot-prevention tech ScreenShield

The team behind Confide has taken their ephemeral-messaging app’s security up a notch. Available starting today, Confide messenger’s screenshot prevention now extends across a variety of use cases. The upgrade will make it significantly more difficult for anyone to use known methods to screengrab …

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Operating Systems

Meta and Ultrahaptics will bring a 'touchable' augmented reality supercar to CES

Augmented reality developer Meta Co. announced today that it has teamed up with Ultrahaptics and ZeroLight Ltd. in an effort to create touchable AR …

Augmented Reality

Best Mac apps of 2017

As the year nears its end, it’s time to take a look back at everything that was awesome in 2017. As usual, Mac developers rolled out some stellar software, which means macOS remains the best platform for the greatest apps.<p>Here’s our roundup of the best macOS apps of 2017.<p>The best Mac apps of 2017<p>No …

PhotoBulk 2 is an efficient tool for batch editing and watermarking photos

Both photographers and those who publish content online know how often it’s necessary to make quick and repetitive adjustments to batches of images, or to watermark photos and graphics before publishing. Eltima Software recently overhauled their batch editing tool, PhotoBulk, bringing several new …

News: London Shoppers Can Now Design Their Own Nikes in Augmented Reality

Nike has launched an augmented reality design tool at its Niketown store in London that lets shoppers customize sneakers and see their designs on a …

Augmented Reality