Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67921 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2016-06-16 17:25:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-16 21:25:11 [post_content] => At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced all the new features of its next operating systems versions, such as iOS 10. Other than much-debated introductions as differential privacy, HTTPS encryption on all iOS apps, or Apple's new facial recognition feature, there was another major novelty that hardly got the attention it deserved.iPhone-photographers will be pleased to hear that Apple will soon be introduced RAW photo editing. "Finally," some say, as Apple's competitors have been supporting RAW for a while now. The "announcement" only was visible for watchful ones who kept an eye on the slides that were used during the presentation: TechCrunch's Greg Kumparak got the upgrade confirmed in an afternoon workshop, and was able to pilfer some details. For example, RAW will only be enabled for the rear camera, and iOS 10 will be able to capture RAW and JPG simultaneously.Although both JPG and RAW have the same pixel size, a RAW file usually uses about 25 MB of storage space while JPG only needs about 5MB. That makes it very likely that upcoming iPhones will up their storage capacity and processing power. However, Apple didn't mention anything about the rumored iPhone 7, let alone its rumored dual lens camera. [post_title] => Apple's Silent Step Towards RAW [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => apples-silent-step-towards-raw [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-06-16 17:25:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-06-16 21:25:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67921 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67524 [post_author] => 47236 [post_date] => 2016-06-09 15:35:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-09 19:35:47 [post_content] => Google Research recently revealed it's latest bright idea for iOS called Motion Stills, an app developed to stabilize, and improve upon the iPhone 6S heavily hyped Live Photos Feature. Motion Stills is a fantastic tool to create and easily share your favorite moments and memories as GIFs, and it improves on many areas Live Photos fell short.The simplest way of explaining how it works is as follows: They've engineered some handy dandy stabilization tech in the form of a very intricate algorithm, and this algorithm determines a new virtual camera path. The background is frozen or used as a magical sweeping backdrop, while the foreground is rooted to remove all that nasty shaking that Live Photos tend to have. Dismantling the components of each Live Photos burst, Motion Stills will create a new "best fit" with the algorithms instructions and, presto, a new GIF or movie file is born.[caption id="attachment_67527" align="aligncenter" width="480"] sourced from Google Research Blog[/caption]Even an earthquake may not be enough to baffle Motion Stills. Built upon GPU rendering similar to that of video games, it separates foreground elements as red and background elements as green. The app then initiates a "Cascade of motion models" in which it judges the vector of each detected element based on its direction. It looks a little something like this:[caption id="attachment_67529" align="aligncenter" width="432"] sourced from Google Research Blog[/caption]It doesn't stop with sublime stabilization; Motion Stills has a few other tricks up its sleeve. After it has breezed through your Live Photos file and gift wrapped you a new GIF or movie file, complete with an optimized looping point and sound, it is then easy to share your magical moment across social media platforms. You can now upload that backflip you've definitely been working on straight to Instagram, something Live Photos couldn't do on its own.[caption id="attachment_67530" align="aligncenter" width="480"] sourced from Google Research Blog[/caption]The cherry on top is that it needs no internet connection to function and is happy to retroactively rummage around your old Live Photos files... Something to play with on the subway, on the slopes, at the park, the middle of the ocean, the desert, GIFs all over the place. Currently Motion Stills is only available for iOS but that makes sense as it's aimed at the iPhone 6S. It is a new venture and, based on the feedback they get, Google are looking to combine it with existing products in the future such as Google Photos. So go forth and #motionstills. 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The possibilities of accumulating new ideas from having dinner with friends can be boundless. Discussion over a sumptuous meal can range from finally realizing your political clout, to listing down highly recommended films to planning the next trip and sometimes just like what happened to Lauren Purnell, it can kick start a brand new creative passion. As she relates to Instagram blog how she got the idea to starting her Culinary Canvas Instagram feed after a dinner with friends: “I turned my leftover food it into a tree… and I just called it the spaghetree.” [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEd2_azjL6o/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BDwI45HDL-o/[/embed]
Her first creation in that dinner table instantly became a hit, thus the 23 year old London-based artist from Canada started crafting her imaginative ideas from leftover food. Digging more creative juices from her day job as a brand strategist, Lauren eventually filled her Instagram feed with a visually pleasing collection of art images that has now garnered almost close to 10,000 followers. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BDdUffhDL6R/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BCGez79jLwC/[/embed]
“I love the idea that my pieces could inspire people to stop wasting food,” she adds, as she explains that the colors produced by the skins of fresh fruits and vegetables brings out the a more livelier appearance and texture to her art. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BBgAfpKjL45/[/embed]Since we can't recycle leftover food and eat it again, it is a comforting thought to learn that an artist like Lauren has found a way to 're-purpose' it and show her Instagram followers how one can create art even from the most bizarre of materials.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/__NHRpjL_G/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/-zTnW6jLzc/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/8TL16njL2T/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/7hyv-oDL6p/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/7W8doajL5S/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/3_i1r9DL4Q/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/3yhHGKjL32/[/embed][embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/-jk2pEDL3g/[/embed]To view more of Lauren’s Leftover food art, follow her @culinary_canvas on Instagram [post_title] => Instagramer Lauren Purnell Showcases Leftover Food with a Visual Cause [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => instagramer-lauren-purnell-showcases-leftover-food-with-a-visual-cause [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:06:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:06:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=65977 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67333 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2016-06-07 13:04:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-07 17:04:43 [post_content] => Have you ever dreamed about having your very own private photo exhibition? Well, the wait is over, because Sketchfab, a platform claiming to "build for 3D content what YouTube did for video," recently released Instamuseum, an app that turns your Instagram pictures into a virtual museum.And it's fairly easy to create your own Instamuseum - or someone else's, for that matter. Just go to instamuseum.com, select an environment, create a Sketchfab account (or sign in, should you already have one), and simply wait a few minutes for the museum to appear.However, that's not the end of it. If you have a VR headset or a Cardboard VR viewer, you can click the VR-icon on the low right of your gallery, and enjoy your Instamuseum in full, immersive 3D. "When Sylvain Zimmer came to us with an idea to automagically convert Instagram VR galleries into 3D environments, we were game," Scetchfab writes in its blog.Since there are - for now - only four virtual spaces you can organize your gallery in (The Louvre, Art Gallery, Wall and Cube) and a maximum display of 12 pictures, your expectations shouldn't be all to high. Furthermore, 3D is not yet possible for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. And if you are something of an enthusiastic desktop visitor, you rather easily end up on the wrong side of the museum walls.But it's a fun new application. And Sketchfab pioneers by merging social media with 3D and VR. So here's a few already existing Instamuseums for you to discover. [post_title] => Turn Your Instagram Pictures into a Virtual Museum [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => turn-your-instagram-pictures-into-a-virtual-museum [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:14:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:14:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67333 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67288 [post_author] => 47232 [post_date] => 2016-06-06 17:15:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-06 21:15:06 [post_content] => Pixbuf made waves last summer when it was announced as a one stop shop for photographers to upload, share, and analyze their images across social media. Initially, the service did not support sharing to Instagram, a big let down that in my opinion really held the service back from being a true all in one solution for photographers.But that limitation is no more, and with PixBuf adding Instagram support I find myself wondering if this is the best solution out there right now for photographers to share their images. I currently use Hootsuite, which is nice because I can do largely the same thing, but it costs money and is not targeted at images specifically. Some would say it's more useful that way, and while I would agree, it also loses some of the specialization features that Pixbuf has thanks to focusing strictly on images.For those that need a refresher, Pixbuf allows photographers to connect all of their social media profiles to their pixbuf account. Then the photographer can upload images, and the service grabs the information about that image from the EXIF. Any missing information can be filled in by the photographer. Then the photographer can schedule or add the image to a scheduling queue, where Pixbuf will schedule the image for the ideal time on each of their social accounts.It's a great tool for photographers who have trouble keeping up on all of their social media accounts, it allows you to just upload the images, fill in some information about it one, and then thrown it in line to be shared at a later time. Then, ever so often you can hop back over to Pixbuf to add some more images and check on your analytics to see what type of images are resonating the best with your followers. The service is still pending for Behance, VSCO, and Google Plus integration, and while many photographers use those networks the primary needs of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are represented. In my opinion, if you are just needing a service to help you share images, and you aren't needing a fuller solution like Hootsuite or Sprout Social, then Pixbuf seems like the ideal choice for a photographer. It is powerful, optimized for images, and free. You can't beat free, especially when the service is a quality one.You can learn more about Pixbuf and sign up for yourself over on their website, here. [post_title] => PixBuf Adds Instagram Support, Is it now a True 'One Stop' For Photographers? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => pixbuf-adds-instagram-support-is-it-now-a-true-one-stop-for-photographers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:06:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:06:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67288 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 67115 [post_author] => 47232 [post_date] => 2016-06-01 15:45:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-06-01 19:45:44 [post_content] => Instagram confirmed a lot of speculation and rumors with their official announcement of what they are calling ‘Business Tools,” and as the name suggests, these tools are aimed at helping businesses get the most out of Instagram.Starting from the top, we have new business profiles, which will include a new button allowing potential customers to directly contact the business through the business’s preferred method. This alone is huge, and incredibly exciting for businesses as previously they have had to waste space in their profile to list that information out.The new business profiles will be free and all one has to do to get one (once they roll out) is change a setting in their Instagram account that will convert their account to a business account.Instagram had already previously introduced Insights, but those got another overview today as businesses will have the ability to learn more about their followers, and get a better idea of how to produce content for them.The next final feature announced was ‘Promote’, an easy way for Instagram business accounts to turn a post into an advertisement. Once a post is selected the business owner has the ability to add a button to it that users will be able to use to perform an action. They did not specify what sort of actions businesses would be able to have users take, but a few a hypothetical action could be visiting a website, downloading an app, or redeeming a coupon/code.This is essentially Instagram’s implementation of Facebook’s infamous ‘Boosted Posts’ functionality, with the added ‘button’ functionality. In my opinion, I think this is actually pretty ingenious. Simply having businesses pay to have their ad show up in more feeds would have been too simple, adding the button functionality brings an added value to the business ad that the business did not have access to previously. It’s less about getting your content seen by more people, and more about allowing those people who see if to be able to easily do something about your call to action should they choose to.Many businesses will still scoff at the idea of having to pay anything. But I give Instagram credit for bringing added value to the feature and am curious to see how the system works once it is all rolled out.Instagram says the new features will be rolling out in the US, Australia and New Zealand in the coming months, and will be available in all regions globally by the end of the year. [post_title] => Instagram Makes Official What We Have All Seen Coming, Business Accounts Are Here [post_excerpt] => Instagram confirmed a lot of speculation and rumors with their official announcement of what they are calling ‘Business Tools,” and as the name suggests, these tools are aimed at helping businesses get the most out of Instagram. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => instagram-business-accounts [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:16:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:16:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=67115 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66807 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-05-19 12:22:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-19 16:22:37 [post_content] => As you might have guessed, Resource Magazine loves magazines. The market is rapidly changing, and print is falling out of style, but that hasn't stopped our growth and our success. It's why we like to support others who want to push into the medium, even if it doesn't directly involve the printed word, and just the format. Our friend Chris Gampat of the Phoblographer has launched a Kickstarter for a black-and-white-focused digital magazine that he believes will be the best magazine to connect with your love of black and white photography.
La Noir Image is a website that was launched in the later part of last year. It focuses on the best of black and white photography and challenges photographers to think more critically about their own thoughts on the medium.After a short hiatus, the business is looking to take its next big step forward: the creation of an digital magazine for iPad and Android. While the website in and of itself is quite good, it doesn't offer the interactivity that a true e-magazine can offer. Here's our prototype; but please note that the final version will be a fully functional app using what the web offers us. Gampat wants the magazine to evolve beyond the expected and become more than basic interviews and photography features. His vision for what he will include in the magazine also encompasses
To do everything Gampat envisions, he needs help from those as passionate about black and white as he is. That's why he's started a Kickstarter, and with your help he can make this project happen.To learn more about La Noir Image, head over to the Kickstarter. [post_title] => Love Black and White Photography? La Noir Image Is Dedicated to Them [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => love-black-and-white-photography-la-noir-image-is-dedicated-to-them [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-05-20 11:11:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-05-20 15:11:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=66807 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 66735 [post_author] => 47235 [post_date] => 2016-05-19 09:00:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-19 13:00:46 [post_content] => Creating visually attractive content that cuts through today’s online clutter isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially for those with limited time, budget or design expertise. To help out these creative minds communicate on a more profound level while still keeping it simple, Adobe announced Adobe Spark on Thursday—the latest on its list of graphical solutions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWEVOghjkawAdobe Spark presents itself as “the only integrated web and mobile solution to easily create and share impactful visual stories." It’s a browser-based web experience for creating social posts and graphics, web stories and animated videos, and consists of three fundamental components:1) Spark Post: With this, Adobe tells us users can create stunning social graphics in seconds. “Pick a photo, add text and apply design filters to instantly start a viral phenomenon.” See the video below to see the workflow in action.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frH6b7lgGiI2) Spark Page, (previously Adobe Slate) serves those in need of creative web stories.“Turn words and images into beautiful, magazine-style stories that will impress readers on any device," says Adobe.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzspE-6DYsE3. Spark video, previously Adobe Voice, creates compelling animated videos, also in minutes. “Record your voice, add photos or icons, select from professional-quality soundtracks and cinematic motion—and voila!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSXNXYWXdRY
- Tutorials on black and white
- Photo essays from photographers
- Musings about black and white photography
- Occasional video segments/features
With two out of three parts already sort of existing in the past, one might wonder if this is not just a relaunch in disguise, adding just one feature that's really new. That's not the case, Adobe claims, "they are still here in spirit," but, "we gave them a makeover and some new features along with sparkly new names, and brought them to the web."
Oh, and did we mentioned that Adobe Spark is free? It's engineered for anyone, from the smallest of businesses to bloggers and social media marketers, to a new generation of students. Furthermore, Spark projects automatically sync between your computer and iOS devices, so you can create and share whenever inspiration strikes. And yes, that means there is no equivalent for Android yet. So why did they name it “Spark”? Because, for Adobe, it “represents that small thing that can ignite something much bigger."Here's some additional information:
[post_title] => Adobe Launches 'Spark' to Expand Your Creativity While Simplifying Your Workflow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => adobe-launches-spark-to-expand-your-creativity-while-simplifying-your-workflow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-05-19 09:02:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-05-19 13:02:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=66735 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64852 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2016-04-01 14:33:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-04-01 18:33:38 [post_content] => My first and, before quite recently recently, last experience with iMovie was not pleasant. Five years ago, the software was severely limited, offered only a single timeline each for video and audio, and was overall just an unpleasant experience. I was so turned off by it that I swore off the platform until earlier this year. After getting an iPad Pro, I decided that perhaps it was time to see how far iMovie had come, and boy, has it ever come a long way.It shouldn't be a big surprise to me how much iMovie has evolved over the past half decade, yet I'm still pretty impressed at where the software is now, especially for a program that is only $5 for iOS. You get multiple timelines per project (which is an absolute must now), support for 4K and 1080p60 and a layout to the editing software that makes a lot more sense than it once did.On the left is where you store all your imported footage, the bottom is where your timelines live, and the preview window is, as expected, above the timeline sequence and scalable. I like it to take up about 2/3 of the viewing space, personally.The program feels much the same on both desktop and iOS, and the software runs incredibly smoothly on both platforms, which is a pleasant surprise especially when considering the varying types of iPads and iPhones. On both my iPad Air and my iPad Pro, the program runs extremely smoothly with no hiccups or hitches. I guess this is what you get when you have the software developed and designed with and for the hardware. As far as a video editing solution goes, it simply feels the most connected and seamless. Though I edit primarily in Adobe Premiere, when I'm working within that software I am always acutely aware I'm working with unrendered video files. In iMovie (and also in Final Cut), the render is happening in the background and doesn't affect how I edit footage. I feel no slowdown, and video just... plays. It's a really nice feeling.If you have never edited video before and you're looking to get started, iMovie will feel very easy to use. Simple tools and an interface that just "makes sense" for a quick edit of family footage removes any barriers that newcomers to editing might feel with any other platform.If you have edited before and are used to what you find in Adobe Premiere Pro or Elements, iMovie can take a second to get used to. Unlike in other editing applications, each clip is separated in the timeline by a gap that is used to display the change in clips and where any transitions are also shown. It looks like it will mess with the pacing of the video, and it can sometimes be hard to match up the timing of music to a transition switch, but it's not that hard to get used to.I mentioned earlier that iMovie is on both Desktop and iOS, and that can come in handy for working while not at home. The software syncs across both allowing you to work on your iPad and continue working on the desktop. The iOS version has a few more things tossed in, such as included stock music to freely use (this might also be on desktop but I couldn't find it), and all that transfers over to the desktop when you sync using iCloud.My favorite thing to do on iOS isn't to actually edit a timeline, but to use iMovie to cull, cut and segment video for later editing on desktop. The spots I've marked in the footage are highlighted with a yellow bar in the portion of the video clip I selected. I mark the parts of the clips I want to use in iMovie...And then I can see those marks when I sync with the desktop.The thing is, when I spoke to Apple about this, they knew it was possible and were excited to show it to me, but I'm not even certain they understood the level of how useful this is. Other mobile editing apps, like Premiere Clip, are living in this weird zone of not really sure where they fit in the whole "workflow" thing. I've highlighted my issues with Clip specifically before, and as a standalone mobile editor I think iMovie is worlds above what you get in Clip. That's a different point entirely, but what I'm trying to say is that the mobile version of iMovie can either be your standalone editor (which it's quite proficient) or it can be the way you cull through video footage to select the pieces you want to use to edit later. The second method is easily my favorite, since I still prefer a mouse over my finger when editing video.The whole idea that the mobile application can be used as a culling platform is a huge deal for me, and looking back on it, I'm shocked no one has thought of this yet or at least pushed it more heavily. iMovie is only dabbling in it as a concept, and you can't take those culled marks out of iMovie and into Final Cut, which is a real shame. Even though Final Cut isn't perfect and has a lot it needs to do to be useable again by professionals, having this functionality in there that connects their software together would be a really awesome addition.Frequently I am asked what editing platform I would recommend to first timers looking to make their first video. For a while, I really had no good answer. I don't like most of the options outside of Premiere because of their ludicrous limitations. When I recommend something, I want my recommendation to have some staying power and the ability to produce good results. After using iMovie again for the first time in years, I am confident in recommending it to folks who just want to have something to get their footage put together. It's a very easy to use platform that's intuitive and friendly as well as having a good amount of horsepower behind the scenes.It's a great platform to start understanding video editing, but I wouldn't say it's quite there yet for those already confident in their editing skills. The interface is a bit weird for those used to Adobe Premiere or something similar, and the lack of customizable options for transitions and effects leaves me wishing for more fine-tunable features. If iMovie adjustments and projects synced with Final Cut the same way their iOS and desktop versions of the software currently do, then they might have something really awesome. But for now, it's a nice editor that has a fit for the newcomers, but not enough "oomph" to impress those who are used to having more.My final word here is that iMovie is a clear winner in the "what I will recommend to new users" editing software pool. It's easily the best in this category, and introduces the concepts of editing to new users extremely well. Just don't expect it to do everything, because it doesn't and I doubt it ever was intended to. [post_title] => Today's iMovie is Not the iMovie You May Remember... It's Way Better [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => todays-imovie-is-not-the-imovie-you-may-remember-its-way-better [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-04-01 14:33:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-04-01 18:33:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64852 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 64816 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2016-03-31 12:46:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-03-31 16:46:42 [post_content] => Admittedly, I held onto my iPhone 5 longer than anyone in their right mind should have. By the last leg of its journey, it was a complete catastrophe to operate—apps crashed regularly, it frequently dropped calls, and my screen was shattered to pieces. There was even one evening where texting over my dinner plate resulted in a mouthful of glass. So why would someone in their right mind submit to this, nonetheless a journalist? It’s because I liked how felt in my hand, and how it slipped perfectly into my pocket. I was attached to this little piece of technology, no different than a child to its favorite threadbare blankie.When it came time for an upgrade, though, I thought I would never again have a relationship like this with a device. For a while, I forgot what it was like to be so connected to an artificial object. But all of this changed when I grasped the iPhone SE in my hands for the first time—I remembered why I couldn’t stop using that broken old phone. Today marked the launch of the iPhone SE, and I’ve been using the phone for about a week now. So far, its small form factor has been an exuberant relief, especially after stuffing my 6s into my skinny jeans for the past six months. But for those who don’t already know why this phone is special, aside from its $200 decrease in price (it's priced starting at $399 to be exact), here’s the run-down on the latest contemporary yet classic addition to the iPhone lineup.The design of the iPhone SE is modeled after the 5s—Apple’s second most popular phone aside from the 6/6s—but it’s packed with all of the features that make the iPhone 6 iterations so powerful. It uses the same A9 chip with 64-bit architecture and an embedded M9 motion coprocessor. This gives it an equivalent overall CPU performance as the 6s and it is two times faster than the 5s. Heck, at times it felt even faster than that—Internet browsing is a breeze, app failure is non-existent, and every task or command I enter is executed flawlessly. Really, this phone is super quick, but most importantly, it's smaller—4.87 inches in height with a screen of 4.4 inches, compared to the iPhone 6s at over six inches in height with a screen of 5.5 inches.With this, comes another huge benefit: crazy long battery life. But if it's more powerful as the 5s, wouldn't that mean it consumes more battery, faster? Nope. Right out of the box, I went two full days before charging it. What it seems like Apple did here is take the efficient processors of the 6s and simply put it in a smaller body, therefore requiring less power. Believe it or not, one of my first questions to Apple was if there will be a battery case for the SE like the one I use for my 6s (you can complain about the design all you want, but it will seriously change your life). They told me no, because the battery life on the SE is a huge step up. They weren't kidding.Now onto the fun stuff: the camera. The SE uses the same 12-megapixel iSight camera as the 6s, capable of capturing Live Photos and 4K video (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps. However, the front camera was reduced to only 1.2 megapixels from 5 megapixels, a huge bummer if selfies are your thing. Also, it's equipped with a Retina display, rather than the HD Retina display that was introduced with the iPhone 6. It’s not a huge difference, but it’s certainly evident. This poses a problem when editing photos, as it’s a bit difficult to make fine-tuned adjustments or judge how an image will look on other devices. But what’s great about iOS is that applications such as AirDrop makes it easy to seamlessly mirror content from one device to another. So if you’re serious about Instagram or mobile photography, but love the small form factor, editing your work on your computer or iPad is convenient as ever.[caption id="attachment_64833" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] This low-light photo shows the impressive capabilities of the iSight camera found on the iPhone SE. This image has not been edited or modified in any way.[/caption]But there are still some drawbacks of a smaller phone, and the first one that got me was storage space. Personally, I love to shoot photos, while my music library is a convoluted mess of everything from John Prine to underground UK hip-hop. Now couple that with a reckless downloading habit and a compulsion to have everything in one place at one time, and it is very likely that I will soon max out the SE (the maximum storage capacity is 64gbs, compared to the 128gbs on the 6 line). Again, this is something that shouldn't affect the average person but is a bit of a drag for creative professionals.Of course, there are the more obvious impediments of a smaller phone, such as watching videos or typing text messages. I have relatively slender fingers and never watch TV or movies on my phone, so for me, this wasn't an issue. But it's easy to see why this could be troublesome for others. In addition, another feature that didn't make the cut was 3D Touch, which I can personally live without, as I have not found it to be all that helpful yet (outside of Apple-owned apps), since many applications have not introduced functionality with it.Look. I’m an Apple fanatic, and I believe the SE will turn on an entirely new generation of users, which is exactly what it's intended to do. This is more than most brands offer in any new, entry-level product, as it's sleek, powerful, and affordable. I can’t say that about any other smartphone right now. For nearly a decade, I’ve owned and trusted Apple products, and I think this phone has the potential to put thousands of others in the same place that I was 10 years ago.So should 6s users make the switch to the SE? Well, I believe that as technology gets more advanced, it will also get smaller and smarter. Eventually, it won't be so much of a commodity, but a tool that brings efficiency to our high-powered lives. The iPhone SE is undoubtedly a step in this direction, and the essence of modern hardware and software innovation: the power of a big device delivered in a small package. As we step further into the Internet of Things, our devices will become much less of a distraction, and exist more in the background of our days. It will interrupt us only when an action is required, or an outcome has been achieved, and I don't think that's possible if your phone is nearly the size of a tablet.Personally, I can’t yet decide if I will downsize to the SE, because all I can feel right now is nostalgia. But if there’s one thing I do know, it’s that size does matter. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. [post_title] => Review: There's a Lot to Love About the iPhone SE [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => review-there-is-a-lot-to-love-about-the-iphone-se [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-09-03 16:20:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-09-03 20:20:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=64816 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 63681 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2016-02-22 10:02:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-02-22 15:02:40 [post_content] => Announced this morning by Adobe, comes a major update to the Lightroom Mobile platform, bringing never before seen features to the platform, currently only available for Android devices. This update adds shoot-through filters, Dehaze tool, DNG raw shooting, and much more. As a surprise to many, these features have come first to Android devices; allowing them to photograph on their mobile devices, using tools previously unavailable to the mobile systems. This update is available now at the Android Play Store.Among the new features in Lightroom Mobile 2.0 include --
- Adobe Spark is available for free at spark.adobe.com.
- An Adobe ID, Google or Facebook-login is required to use the apps, so that projects can sync between devices.
- Spark Post, Spark Page and Spark Video are all available worldwide as free, English-only downloads for iPad and iPhone via the Apple App Store.
Adobe was able to supply us with some Before & After photos treated using the tools included in the Lightroom Mobile 2.0 toolbox. The results (posted below) are impressive, and if you're an Android user, feel free to share your experiences with the update in the comments below. Again, Adobe Lightroom 2.0 is available for Android devices right now in the Google Play Store. [post_title] => Adobe Announces Lightroom Mobile 2.0 for Android Devices [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => adobe-announces-lightroom-mobile-2-0-for-android-devices [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-02-22 02:13:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-02-22 07:13:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=63681 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 62793 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2016-01-21 13:59:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-21 18:59:05 [post_content] => Announced today from Adobe is their latest in their mobile platform of apps with Adobe Voice - available now for the iPhone through the Apple App Store. Adobe Voice aims to make all the tools found on the iPad platform, under the same name, available to those with iPhones. For those who don't know, Adobe Voice is an easy way to create beautiful and compelling videos on the fly and share them instantly with the world. For more information on how Adobe Voice works, be sure to check out their website with example videos and more. [post_title] => Adobe Releases Adobe Voice for iPhone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => adobe-releases-adobe-voice-for-iphone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-01-21 13:59:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-21 18:59:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=62793 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 61992 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2016-01-05 13:59:43 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-01-05 18:59:43 [post_content] => Announced this morning at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's thinnest SSD Mobile drive from Seagate, entitled the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Ultra Slim. At only 9.6mm, the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Ultra Slim is over 50% thinner than competing hard drives in the field. While the hard drive is considered the world's smallest SSD available there is currently no information available on its current read/write speeds or price. The drives are available in two colors, in golden or platinum metal finishes. Images and Press Release below.
- An in-app camera, supporting the capture of images in DNG raw format
- Shoot-through presets, also available within the in-app camera, enabling previewing andcapturing images with a series of built-in presets providing non-destructive editing
- Dehaze tool to adjust haze and fog in an image
- Split Toning enhancement, enabling the addition of a color cast to the highlights and shadows ofan image, creating a uniquely stylized color image or replicating the look and feel of a traditional
- toned black and white image
- Target Adjustment Tool functionality in the Color/B&W editing tool, providing direct, on-imageediting controls
- Point mode in Curve tool providing complete control over the tonality and contrast of an image
- Enhanced sharing with one-tap access to Adobe Premiere Clip for crafting video stories.
Backup Plus Ultra Slim Mobile Hard Drive Lifestyle (Photo: Business Wire)“The launch of the Backup Plus Ultra Slim builds on Seagate’s rich history of award-winning innovation to give users even more capacity in an incredibly small form factor,” said Tim Bucher, vice president for Seagate’s Consumer Group. “Based on our breakthrough ultra-mobile hard drive technology, this new storage solution gives them a better way to manage the increase in both data volumes and number of devices.”Sleek New Design for Ultimate Portability and CapacityAt just 9.6mm, the Backup Plus Ultra Slim external drive employs Seagate’s latest 2.5-inch HDD technology, making it more than 50 percent thinner than other 2TB drives on the market. Thanks to its low-profile, high-capacity design, users can keep more than 500,000 songs, 320,000 photos or 240 hours of high definition video in their pocket*. Available in gorgeous golden or platinum metal finish, this sleek new product is designed to complement the looks of stylish computers, tablets and phones.One-Click or Customizable BackupThe Backup Plus Slim includes Seagate® Dashboard software, which offers users either one-click on-demand or customizable, scheduled backups for their devices. This allows users to schedule backups for when it’s most convenient.Simple Cloud Storage and ManagementBackup Plus Ultra Slim comes with 200GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for two years, which lets users share and access their favorite files anywhere on a mobile device or a PC. The Backup Plus Ultra Slim also includes Lyve software, which helps users to protect precious photos and videos from their digital cameras and smartphones and automatically organizes them into a single unified library accessible from any mobile device or computer.Pricing and AvailabilityThe Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Slim gold and platinum finishes will be available this quarter from Amazon and Seagate.com. [post_title] => Seagate Launches the World's Thinnest 2TB Mobile SSD [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => seagate-launches-the-worlds-thinnest-2tb-mobile-ssd [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-01-05 13:59:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-05 18:59:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=61992 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 60871 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2015-11-30 12:03:41 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-11-30 17:03:41 [post_content] => Perhaps one of the biggest challenges we'll face as digital photographers comes in the form of data management of our photos. However, losing photos isn't always our fault. A 68-year-old UK man just recently filed a lawsuit with Apple and won after a trip to an Apple store repair facility resulted in the loss of his honeymoon photos.Deric White took his iPhone 5 to the Regent Street Apple Store in London last December after receiving an error notification. Upon receiving his phone back, he had realized that all of his contacts and data on the phone had been wiped clean, including his honeymoon photos and videos taken months prior.Mr. White responded with filing a lawsuit against Apple and their employees for negligence. Mr. White originally demanded £7,000 for damages and loss of images was later settled on a compensation of £1,200 in court. District Judge Ruth Fine awarded White his settlement, and said - "The defendant's employees were negligent in the treatment of the claimant's telephone, causing the claimant loss of photographs of particular sentimental value and the loss of all his contacts."Apple's lawyer Victoria Nottage adamantly defended the Apple employee's actions, stating: "The claimant made the affirmative decision to take the phone into the Apple store in Regent Street to have the phone serviced or repaired. In doing that, he made the decision to hand the phone over to them knowing the iPhone was not backed up and the pictures and videos were therefore at risk."Many are calling this a win for the little guy, especially those who have lost similar data during phone repairs. With the anniversary of the iCloud hack just a little over a year ago, many still feel it's unsafe to store your images and other data remotely.[via The Mirror] [post_title] => Man Wins Lawsuit with Apple After Photos Erased from iPhone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => man-wins-lawsuit-with-apple-after-photos-erased-from-iphone [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/iphone-data-loss-pensioner-wins-6928049 [post_modified] => 2015-11-30 12:03:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-11-30 17:03:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=60871 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 60832 [post_author] => 47213 [post_date] => 2015-11-27 14:22:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-11-27 19:22:35 [post_content] => Instagram has finally begun adding multiple account support, to Android devices. This feature is likely the most requested feature since the creation of Instagram, though many are still upset that this testing is being rolled out for Android devices only, and not users of iOS systems. While this news may not be the most interesting news for some, for brand managers and social media specialist, this news is a major improvement to their platform. This update is available to select Android devices now, with the live version number being 7.12.0. 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