Pixelmator preps AI-powered photo editor for iPad

Pixelmator makes image editing software for Mac and iPad, and it’s hard at work now on a new iPad application that uses artificial intelligence to improve its photo-editing capabilities. The new app — dubbed Pixelmator Photo — will employ Apple’s Core ML (machine learning) technology to intelligently improve the exposure and cropping of images. “From […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple starts new round of iOS, macOS, tvOS ‘bug fix’ betas

Every type of Apple computer got an operating system upgrade yesterday, but the company’s coding team apparently never rests. New betas for phones, tablets, Macs, and TVs were just seeded to third-party software developers. There’s no new beta for Apple Watch because its OS update yesterday had to be pulled. The versions released today are […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Sleek sling bag lets you carry iPad Pro with style

If you’re going to move all of your personal computing to a new iPad Pro or MacBook Air, you may want to consider a bag made to fit Apple’s newest devices. WaterField Designs, makers of bespoke tech cases, has a one-shoulder solution with its all-new Sutter Tech Sling. The single-strap backpack, which comes in a […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

ZTE Brings Two Low-Cost, Unlocked Phones to the U.S.

ZTE is taking its first, cautious steps in staging a comeback in the U.S. market with two entry-level phones that can run on Sprint, Verizon, and GSM networks. The Blade Max View and Blade Max 2s (pictured) both cost under $200 and offer big screens and big batteries. Shared features between the two include 6-inch displays with full HD+ resolution, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C, memory card support, 4000mAh batteries,…

No U.S. Carriers Are Supporting Apple's Dual-SIM Feature Yet

Apple this week distributed iOS 12.1 and with it turned on the dual-SIM capability of the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. Each of these newer iPhones includes a slot for physical SIM cards as well as an embedded eSIM. The eSIM can be used to change carriers at will. Despite the feature's availability from Apple, U.S. carriers aren't supporting it just yet. A check of Apple's web site shows…

T-Mobile's Mobile TV Service Waiting On 5G for Launch

T-Mobile is still hyping its forthcoming TV service, though its plans don't appear to be coming together as quickly as the company initially promised. During the company's recent earnings call with press, T-Mobile's Mike Sievert said when the TV service launches later this year, it won't be mobile. Instead, T-Mobile will offer some sort of fixed, in-home TV service. The mobile TV offering won't become a reality until next year.…

Apple Turns Back Time On WatchOS 5.1 Update

Apple has pulled the watchOS 5.1 update after reports of bricked devices surfaced. The system upgrade for Apple's smartwatch was initially released alongside iOS 12.1 on Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, users began to report that their watches were stuck on the loading screen. Apple later pulled the update. "Due to a small number of Apple Watch customers experiencing an issue while installing watchOS 5.1 today, we've pulled back the software update…

New iPad Pro repair costs make AppleCare+ a no-brainer

No matter what you plan to do with your beautiful new iPad Pro, make sure you never break it. Or if you do, you better buy AppleCare+. Apple published the pricing for replacing a broken iPad Pro on its website today and the out-of-warranty costs are so high you could nearly buy an entirely new […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Updates Shortcuts App for More Siri Interactions

Apple today pushed out a significant update to the Shortcuts app, which lets iOS device owners make more connections between Siri and actions. For example, new shortcuts let people ask for the current weather or the weather forecast, easily set alarms and timers, convert between a variety of units and measurements, as well as view the most recent batch of imported photos. Apple says running shortcuts from HomePod via Siri…

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