The Brighter-And-More-Vibrant Edition Monday, September 12, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus Photos From The Titans-Vikings Game, by DeMarco Murray, Sports Illustrated

On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both of which feature an entirely new camera system. Now some of the first photos taken by the new iPhone 7 Plus camera are being unveiled exclusively on On Sunday, Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho took photos with the new iPhone 7 Plus camera at the Titans-Vikings game. The iPhone 7 Plus has a 12–megapixel telephoto camera that offers new zooming capabilities. Each new model also features a wider aperture and a lens that allows the camera to capture brighter and more vibrant colors in photos and videos.

Apple Is Moving Beyond Smartphones By Creating A World Where You Never Take Off Your Headphones, by Matt Weinberger, Business Insider

Siri lets you use your apps without taking your phone out of your pocket or checking your Apple Watch. So, ideally, you’ll keep your EarPods in even when you’re not listening to music.

Since they don’t have wires, AirPods are way less obtrusive than your usual headphones. And because they sync with all your Apple gadgets, it means that same one-touch access to Siri can follow you from phone to tablet to laptop. Siri’s on the Apple TV, too, so it seems reasonable that it’ll get AirPod syncing one day.

Apple’s New Smart Home Platform Has One Big Flaw, by John Patrick Pullen, Time

But with the beta version of Apple’s upcoming Home app, launching with iOS 10, the company has disabled alerts for many smart home devices. The result is a smart home solution that’s less smart, and potentially less safe.

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Today Only: Get 10 Movies For $10 On iTunes As Apple Celebrates 10th Anniversary, by Ben Lovejoy, 9to5Mac

Apple is celebrating ten years of iTunes Movies by making bundles of ten available for just $10. The bundles encompass titles from five major studios across Comedy, Drama and Action Adventure genres.


Inpaint For OS X Works Well With Simple, If Not Complex, Objects, by Dennis Sellers, Apple World Today

You can use it to repair old photos, remove watermarks, remove unwanted objects do some digital facial retouching and removing date stamps. It works just fine for smaller, simpler objects such as watermarks and date stamps.

Video-making App Animoto Helps Make Your Memories Stand Out, by Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times

The online video-maker app lets you upload your photos and videos, pick a style to personalize your story, set it to music and add narration or title cards to complete it.


Ireland Doesn’t Want Apple’s Back Taxes, But The Irish Aren’t So Sure, by Mark Scott, New York Times

Local lawmakers, in part, worry that taking the tech giant’s billions could scare off other multinationals from investing in Ireland just as other countries vie to entice them. Many people across the country are also upset that European officials are meddling with the country’s tax policies. Apple, which is also appealing, is taking the same stand, calling the case “politically motivated.”

But it is a big payday to forgo, prompting criticism from left-wing lawmakers, government workers and even some local fans of Apple. European officials calculate that Apple’s tax bill may rise to $21.3 billion when interest is included.

An Ode To Tom Hanks' Upper Lip, by Lili Loofbourow, The Week

I'd never realized how much work Hanks does with his excellent upper lip before this film deprived him of the use of it. He's had moustaches before, of course, but never like this. In Saving Mr. Banks it was a trimmed-down version that still allowed the contours to peek through. Sully shows no such restraint. The film buries one of American cinema's greatest assets behind a scrubby, too-long set of whiskers. I wouldn't have thought hiding the philtrum would matter; it took losing it to realize what we had. What's a lip, after all?

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I believe I'll be living in a world with an ear-computer in my ears soon. Except that my ear-computer is going to be called hearing-aid.


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