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X Days With iPhone X: Changing habits to embrace the future

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of the smartphone, as Apple calls its new iPhone X, means breaking old habits.<p>With no more home button, this mostly means replacing presses with swipes and the fingerprint ID sensor with facial recognition.<p>In my 10 days with the iPhone X, I tried to fool its Face ID …

Here’s How to Shoot Dramatic Long Exposure Photos Using a 10X Neutral Density Filter (VIDEO)

One challenge when shooting outdoors on a bright day is achieving an exposure long enough to create a dreamy look when photographing water, clouds, …

Landscape Photography

Camera Autofocus Modes Explained

Pick up any digital camera today and you'll find that it has a ton of autofocus modes.The problem is that - for beginner photographers especially - …

Landscape Photography

iPhone X is a whole lot cheaper to make than it is to buy

The new iPhone X may retail for over $1,000, but according to a teardown by engineers at IHS Markit, the 64GB model costs Apple in the vicinity of just $370.25.<p>That’s around $50 more than the previous most expensive iPhone, the 256GB iPhone 8 Plus. Understandably, what makes the biggest difference …

iPhone X clear back mod will make you think twice

The switch, or return, to having glass rather than metal or plastic on the back of phones has a few advantages. Those include wireless charging, some …

Mobile Technology

Safer SWIFT – Moving the security game to the level of programming languages

With software becoming evermore present in our private and professional lives it is probably not surprising that software applications, with all …

Information Security

4 Things You Should Delete From Your iPhone RIGHT NOW To Save Battery

Nowadays, it seems like our iPhone batteries die at the blink of an eye. Seriously, it's like they lose battery even when we're not using them! …

How to Get iPhone X’s Liquid Wallpapers

The commercials Apple created to show off the iPhone X feature a distinctive metallic liquid display. The new iPhone’s edge-to-edge screen isn’t …

Consumer Tech

The Galaxy S9 might not be an iPhone X killer after all – here's why

<b>Samsung has decided against including an optical fingerprint reader under the screen of the Galaxy S9, according to The Investor. The sensor will,</b> …

Living with the iPhone X- Gestures and Letting Go of the Past

Today, I want to circle back around to gesture navigation and interface on the iPhone X. While I have already touched on this, it is so critical to living with the device that you can’t help but keep returning.<p>There are already PLENTY of great how-tos out there regarding the new gesture controls, …

Leo Laporte

Why Apple will make smart glasses

It's easy to dismiss the speculation that Apple is working on smart glasses.<p>It's hard to picture Apple selling smart glasses. But it's also hard to …

Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with ‘i’ autocorrect fix

Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 for all iPhone and iPad customers. The latest software update includes bug fixes and improvements including a fix for the notorious ‘i’ autocorrect bug that resulted in an A and [?] character appearing.<p>Users can find the update available through the Settings app under …

iOS

When and How to Use Long Exposure

Slowing down your shutter speed can add a lot of magic to your photographs...<p>Rivers that look as if they are flowing with mist, seas filled with …

The Fujifilm x100f is the best camera in the world … for me.

The best camera I have used, ever, hands down, is the Fujifilm x100f… in black. This is quite the statement considering that there are arguably …

Cameras

How iOS 12 can unlock iPhone X's full potential

If iPhone X is the future, then iOS is the vehicle to get us there. Apple’s latest iPhone introduces all sorts of little changes to iOS that …

iOS

Apple TV 4K or Amazon Fire TV? We put the top streamers to the test

Kicking off this streaming box double-header is the fifth-generation Apple TV. And for the first time in any of those generations, the new box gets a …

Smart TV

Which phone takes the best portrait photos: iPhone X, Pixel 2, or Note 8?

You no longer need to buy a big and expensive DSLR with a insanely large lens to get "professional-quality" photos with shallow depth of field.<p>If you …

Apple has acquired imaging sensor startup InVisage Technologies

As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Apple has picked up InVisage Technologies, a startup that develops …

Jony Ive says iPhone X will evolve and be able to ‘do things it can’t do now’ in a year’s time

Apple’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive sat down with design magazine Wallpaper* for a wide-ranging interview following the release of the iPhone X. In the piece, Ive talks about the company’s new Apple Park headquarters, what he likes most about iPhone X, and much more.<p>Arguably, the most …

Product Design

You can’t even see the most brilliant thing about the iPhone X’s design

It has now been nearly a week since Apple released the iPhone X, and the response from users has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, I cannot …

Apple Pay Cash proves Apple hasn’t lost its attention to detail

After several years of boring iPhone upgrades, buggy software updates, and design travesties like the Mac Pro and Magic Mouse, some might say Apple lost its attention to detail. But the mesmerizing design of Apple Pay Cash proves it is still alive and well in Cupertino.<p>Following its introduction at …

Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

Videography

FIrst pictures of “Leica XY” (Leica CL?) mirrorless camera (with EVF)

A new mirrorless camera under the name <b>Leica XY</b> was registered with the Taiwanese telecommunication authority (NCC). This is the camera I have been …

Cameras

Apple’s big holiday quarter & iPhone X expected to push it past Samsung in smartphone market share

On the heels of a report earlier this week claiming Apple had surpassed Samsung in unit sales, TrendForce is out today with its latest data and predictions for the remainder of 2017. The research firm reports similar total smartphone production volume of 384 million units for Q3 2017, with that …

Mobile

Clips 2.0 Introduces Selfie Scenes for iPhone X, Star Wars Content, iCloud Syncing, and More

In a major update released today, Apple's Clips app for iOS received a redesigned user interface, Star Wars stickers and scenes, iCloud support for syncing clips between iPhone and iPad, and a big iPhone X feature exclusive: Selfie Scenes.<p>Selfie Scenes<p>If you have an iPhone X, Selfie Scenes are …

iPhone 7 outsold iPhone 8 in Q3; iPhone 8 didn’t even make the top 5 – Canalys

A carrier store survey last month suggested that the iPhone 7 was outselling the iPhone 8, and this idea is supported by new shipment data from market analysts Canalys.<p>The firm says that the iPhone 7 was the world’s best-shipping smartphone in Q3, while the iPhone 8 didn’t even make the top 5 …

IPhone 8

4 ways to make Siri smarter on your iPhone

Because a smarter Siri makes your life easier.<p>Sure, Siri sounds a bit less like a robot in iOS 11, but Apple's digital assistant still fails to understand me and mispronounces names. Siri is also more useful if she (my Siri has a British female voice, so I'll refer to Siri as a "she" here) knows my …

iPhone X Diary: One week in, and I absolutely love this phone

The executive summary of this iPhone X Diary piece – almost a week in – is that I still love it, and I have found very little more to complain about.<p>Let’s start with the look and feel. I still love it. It still feels like a single slab of glass, and it has a really great tactile feel in the hand.<p>To …

Mobile Technology