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iPhone photo-editing app Darkroom expands to iPad

Darkroom is a photo-editing application that invites comparison to Adobe’s Lightroom. But it’s always had a limitation: the only version was for iPhone. That’s about to change, as an iPad version is out in beta. The iPhone edition has a 4.8 out of 5 rating on the App Store, with over 6,000 ratings.  The Cult […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Sell your old Apple Watch for a cheap Black Friday upgrade

Retailers are offering big discounts on the Apple Watch for Black Friday, and you can fund your upgrade by selling your old model to Cult of Mac. The whole process is quick and easy, and we typically pay more than other buyback services like GameStop and Gazelle. Find out how much your Apple Watch is really worth […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

MacBooks become modern art on gorgeous walnut stand [Review]

In German, the boy’s name “Yohann” means “gift of god.” The same could be said about the Yohann MacBook stand, a sculptural walnut base divine in both look and function. You may want to say a little prayer when you place your MacBook Pro on this elevating perch for the first time, though. You will […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Instagram Slashing Fake Likes and Fake Followers

Instagram today said it is taking steps to reduce what it calls "inauthentic activity" across the social network. The company says more accounts have begun to use third-party apps to boost their follower numbers and inflate like counts. The company plans to put a stop to this. "We will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows, and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity," said Instagram. The company…

Google to Nix SMS Notifications for Google Calendar

Google today said that it plans to stop offering SMS-based notifications for Google Calendar. "If you had previously been receiving Calendar notifications via SMS, they'll be replaced with in-app and email notifications," said Google. Google also plans to adjust the Calendar API to reflect this change, meaning developers will have to update their apps if the apps integrate with Google Calendar. Google Calendar's in-app notifications for Android and iOS include…

Google Photos Lets iPhone Owners Adjust Background Blur

The most recent update to the Google Photos app for iOS added a feature to help spruce up portraits. Photos for iOS allows users to adjust the background blur and change the focus of photos taken in portrait mode. These tools have been added to the editing menu of Google Photos, where new sliders appear for making adjustments. The Android version of Google Photos gained the blur adjustment feature earlier…

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Gets a Taste of Pie

Sony Mobile today said Android 9 Pie is now available to the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Sony debuted the XZ2 Premium earlier this year. In October, Sony said the XZ2 Premium would receive Pie on November 7. Android 9 Pie includes features such as Adaptive Battery, a new Ambient Display, and Digital Wellbeing for controlling phone use. Sony said owners of the XZ2 Premium can check for the update via the…

Instagram Bug Inadvertently Exposed User Passwords

A bug in Instagram's Download Your Data tool left user passwords exposed. "If someone submitted their login information to use the Instagram 'Download Your Data' tool, they were able to see their password information in the URL of the page," said Instagram in a statement provided to The Verge. "This information was not exposed to anyone else, and we have made changes so this no longer happens." Instagram claims the…

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