Bob Timroff

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Washington woman prints 3-D prosthetic limbs for kids

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A project that began in an Arlington garage is changing lives around the world.<p>Jen Owen and a close friend founded e-NABLE in …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

We have a long history of portraying the horrors of war in creative ways—VR will be next

Where there have been humans, there has been war. Since the dawn of civilization, we have represented the pain of it through whatever medium is available to us. Whether it was early cave carvings, war paintings during the Napoleonic era, or photography in the American Civil War, we have continued …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft introduces a pair of new enterprise apps for HoloLens

Today at Microsoft’s Day 1 Build keynote, AR and VR has definitely been a sideshow so far, but the company did have some announcements related to enterprise apps on the HoloLens. The company detailed two new apps, Remote Assist and Layout, which will be coming May 22.<p>The new Remote Assist app from …

Augmented Reality

Apple releases new public betas of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4

Apple has released new public betas of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4. The public betas are available on Apple's Beta Software Program website …

Apple’s iMac Pro arrives December 14, starting at $4,999

It seems like forever ago that Apple first teased the iMac Pro, the souped up, professional grade version of its all-in-one. Announced back at WWDC, the company promised the computer would arrive sometime in December, and in spite a few months of near radio silence on that front, it looks like it’s …

News: Fishball 360 lens for iPhone fully funds on Indiegogo

The Fishball 360 lens has just fully funded on Indiegogo, so the clip-on attachment is likely to see production. The lens simply snaps over the …

Mobile Photography

Apple issues new developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Apple has issued the fourth developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2. Developers can download the betas through the Apple Developer …

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Samsung Gear 360 (2017) review

It’s cheaper, faster, and easier — but the big questions about 360-degree cameras remain<p>The Samsung Gear 360, which was released last year alongside the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, was a decent camera despite its flaws. It was very obviously the first attempt at making a new kind of camera, one that …

This device will let you record all calls on an iPhone

Recording phone calls on an iPhone can be a pain. You either have to pay for an app that probably only works through a custom dialer (or the phone app, which doesn’t help if you need to make a call through WhatsApp, Skype, or a different service), or you end up using a tape recorder or another …

Apps

Apple releases iOS 10.3.3 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the iOS 10.3.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements for all devices running iOS 10.<p>iOS 10.3.3 release notes:<p>iOS 10.3.3 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.<p>While iOS 11 is …

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iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

Apple has introduced its new Files app with iOS 11 and along with it come improvements for managing, editing, and sharing your data. Follow along for a look at this new iOS app.<p>If haven’t tried out iOS 11 you can check out our walkthrough here for installing the public beta. As we noted earlier, …

Apps

Why 3D audio is the next big step for virtual reality

Almost 90 years ago, in October 1927, the art of storytelling took a dramatic turn when the first “talking picture” or “sound film” was released to audiences around the world. <i>The Jazz Singer</i> was a smash hit, earning more than $2.6 million as it captivated audiences with its Vitaphone technology, …

Virtual Reality

What’s new in iOS 11 beta 2? Hands-on with 25+ features and changes [Video]

The second iOS 11 beta was released yesterday to developers, and the general consensus is that it runs much smoother than the initial beta. After playing with it for a few hours, I agree with those sentiments, as the release seems to be more polished than beta 1.<p>Along with performance improvements, …

iOS

News: Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2 to developers

Apple has released fourth developer betas for iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2; a new beta of watchOS 3.2.3 has not been released at this point. As with …

YouTube hopes to hook you with 180-degree videos

360-degree video was so last year anyway.<p>YouTube said Thursday it's partnering with Lenovo, LG and YI Technology on a new technology called a VR180 camera. Yup, instead of 360-degree video that you can spin around and see in any direction, these videos are focused on one direction.<p>And reading …

YouTube's VR 180 and Daydream cameras bring immersive video to traditional creators

Even if you've never strapped on a virtual reality headset, if you're a heavy YouTube user, you've probably stumbled upon a 360 video on the site and …

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS 10.12.6 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to public beta testers, one day after releasing the beta to developers and two days after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor update with bug fixes and other improvements.<p>Beta testers who have signed up for the Apple beta testing program …

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 30 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced a year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.<p>Safari Technology Preview release …

You'll soon be able to have YouTube viewing parties in VR

VR is often slammed for being an isolating experience, but companies like Facebook and Google are making strides to make it more social.<p>At Google …

You can soon watch YouTube videos together in VR

YouTube is trying to make its virtual reality app more social.<p>Google's video site announced Thursday at its I/O developer conference that people will be able to watch VR videos together while in its VR app.<p>While you're in there, you and a small group of friends can sync up videos to watch together …

Virtual Reality

Inside Google Tango's augmented reality dreams

​Google wants you to use VR more than 40 minutes a week

Google's Daydream View VR headset has been around for six months, long enough for Google to collect user habits and data about what its VR users are like.<p>At a developer session at Google's I/O developer conference called "What's New With Daydream," some of the stats were revealed. The main …

Microsoft's true holographic display fits in your glasses

A lot of the technology billed as holographic, well, isn't. Not even HoloLens. Real holography requires a laser-generated 3D image, and it's no mean feat to stuff that into something you can comfortably wear. Microsoft just made some important progress, however. Its researchers have developed a …

Oculus shuts down its VR film studio

Oculus Story Studio won't be making any more award-winning VR shorts. Jason Rubin, the company's VP of content, has announced in a blog post that it's shutting down the film division. It's only been a bit over a year since the studio was launched, but the Facebook-owned company has apparently …

Microsoft HoloLens inventor says the 'phone is already dead'

Hey, did you hear? Smartphones are dead.<p>That's according to Microsoft's Alan Kipman, better known as the inventor of the company's HoloLens augmented …

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

Augmented reality (AR) isn't just for <i>Pokémon Go</i> and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, …

How to protect your Apple iCloud account

Worried about hackers destroying your iCloud music, pictures, and documents? Here are three things you should do right now.<p>Maybe the London-based …

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iOS 10.3 will probably make your iPhone feel faster

Apple released iOS 10.3 yesterday with a new modern file system, but like any software update there are many undocumented changes. One particular change has been revealed through Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart‏, who works directly on the iOS operating system. “iOS 10.3 feels ‘snappier’ because many …

Windows 'Snake' Malware Ported to Mac, Imitates Adobe Flash Player Installer

Well-known Windows backdoor malware "Snake" has been ported to the Mac for the first time, according to <i>MalwareBytes</i>. Described as "highly-sophisticated," Snake (also called Turla and Uroburos) has been infecting Windows systems since 2008 and was ported to Linux systems in 2014 before making its …