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Josh Centers 19 comments

SmugMug Buys Flickr from the Remains of Yahoo

Photo-sharing service SmugMug has purchased the beloved photo service Flickr from Verizon for an undisclosed sum.

Josh Centers 22 comments

The Hidden Camera Level in iOS 11

iOS 11 quietly introduced a camera level that helps you take pictures that don't suffer from skewed sides. Read on to learn how you enable and use this subtle feature.

Adam Engst 25 comments

New Mac Pro Slated for 2019; May Be Modular

A year after Apple admitted to missteps with the Mac Pro in a meeting with prominent industry journalists, Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch has returned to Apple to follow up on the company’s progress.

Adam Engst 9 comments

Canon Pixma iP110: Printing Without Wires

For anyone who needs to print in situations where there are no power outlets and where cables would be fussy, the battery-powered, Wi-Fi-enabled Canon Pixma iP110 is a reasonably priced, robust solution.

Josh Centers 6 comments

iRig Mic HD 2 vs. the Blue Yeti: A New Entry-Level Microphone Champ?

For years, the Blue Yeti has dominated the entry-level podcasting and recording market, but Josh Centers has found a microphone that may take its place.

Josh Centers 4 comments

Rescue Blurry Photos with Live Photos in iOS 11

“Take Control of iOS 11” author Josh Centers shares a quick Live Photos tip that can rescue blurry photos of hyperactive subjects like kids and dogs.

Andy Affleck No comments

Farrago: A Fun and Useful Soundboard for the Mac

Farrago is Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard tool for podcasts and live performances. It’s a neat little tool for enhancing recordings or events of any sort with predefined sound clips.

Adam Engst 10 comments

Let There Be (Inexpensive, Configurable, Diffuse, Portable) Light

If you do photography or video work, the Polaroid Flexi LED Light Panel provides 4500 lumens of light from a flexible grid of LEDs. It’s inexpensive and effective, and well worth adding to your toolkit to improve on-camera lighting.

Jeff Carlson 32 comments

Why Lightroom CC Is a Big Step Up from Apple’s Photos

Adobe’s release of Lightroom CC, a new Lightroom application that exists alongside the existing version, has enthusiasts and everyday photographers wondering if it’s time to change photo tools. Jeff Carlson looks at Lightroom CC and explains why it’s a compelling step up from Apple’s Photos.

Adam Engst 1 comment

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Swift Publisher 5

See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software.

Glenn Fleishman 19 comments

Practical Ways To Use QR Codes

iOS 11’s Camera app now automatically recognizes QR codes, those square sets of black rectangles that contain URLs, Wi-Fi connection details, contacts, and much more. Here’s how to create and deploy QR codes in practical and useful ways.

Josh Centers 11 comments

iBooks Author Conference Highlights Worries about iBooks Ecosystem

Josh Centers attended the 2017 iBooks Author Conference, in which a small group of authors and creators gathered to express their passion for and frustrations with Apple’s ebook authoring software.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Modernized BBEdit 12 Manipulates Columnar Data and More

Bare Bones Software has released the most significant update to the BBEdit text editor since 2014, modernizing much of the app’s underlying code and adding compelling features like the capability to manipulate columnar data and a WebKit inspector in the Preview window.

Jeff Carlson 4 comments

Using Long Exposure in iOS 11’s Photos App

iOS 11’s Long Exposure effect for Live Photos captured using an iPhone or iPad is impressive. Jeff Carlson compares what you would have to do to get the same shot with the iPhone and a traditional camera.

Adam Engst 2 comments

Rogue Amoeba Marks Its 15th Anniversary

Congratulations to our friends at Rogue Amoeba for 15 years of providing great audio software to the Mac community!