A growing number of European countries are turning to the framework built by Apple and Google for their Covid-19 contact tracing apps.
Dr. Mac has been live-streaming video since time immemorial—here are some tips he’s developed over the years to make his live streams look cooler and more professional.
We have a deal on the Coconut Light, a portable, waterproof light made of silicone. It’s a perfect sphere with an LED, whose light diffuses through the silicone shell. it has small feet on the “bottom” to keep it from rolling around, but it’s also waterproof, so you can toss it in the pool. The Coconut Light is $36.99 through our deal.
Apple Watch owners will be able to participate in an Activity Challenge on Friday, June 5 to celebrate World Environment Day.
The Epic Games Store is arriving on iOS in the future, announced CEO Tim Sweeney in an interview with Gamespot.
Mirage is a cool app I discovered today that uses machine learning to detect edited photos. Not only that, it can also undo the editing. However, it requires a face to be present in the photo, so it won’t work on any image. It’s based on this research paper [PDF]:
We present a method for detecting one very popular Photoshop manipulation – image warping applied to human faces – using a model trained entirely using fake images that were automatically generated by scripting Photoshop itself. We show that our model outperforms humans at the task of recognizing manipulated images, can pre- dict the specific location of edits, and in some cases can be used to “undo” a manipulation to reconstruct the original, unedited image.
App Store: Mirage – US$2.99
Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a shareholder lawsuit, and Apple TV+ possibly getting into sports.
Actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw has given a revealing interview to Deadline. During the conversation, she discusses shooting harrowing sexual assault scenes in The Morning Show, in which she played the character, Hannah. The conversation with Pete Hammond also takes in the meaning of Ms. Mbatha-Raw’s name and her filmography.
As part of the Data Transfer Project, customers can now port Facebook photos to Google Photos. Here’s where to find that option.
If you’ve been waiting for an Apple Watch Series 3 sale, Amazon can hook you up with aluminum models for US$179.
Private messenger app Signal added a feature that lets it automatically blur faces in your images.
Thousands of people are protesting against police brutality and to support the Black Lives Matters cause. If you are a part of the protests, you might post photos of the demonstration around you on social media or send them to your friends — and that’s not entirely safe, because it could help identify people there and put them in danger.
A great feature. I’ve been trying to create a shortcut that can obfuscate faces.
Sonos’ latest home theater speaker, the Sonos Arc, begins arriving in customers’ homes later this month. We’ve had a few days to take a look—and a listen—to what essentially becomes their “Pro” soundbar, and we are duly impressed.
Apple has published a statement from Tim Cook responding to the death of George Floyd – an edited version of an internal memo.
James DeLorenzo, an Amazon executive, looks to have been hired away by Apple to lead Apple TV+’s move into sports broadcasting.
Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus to discuss some of his Dads & Grads gift recommendations. They also discuss mind mapping software and how Bob found his connection for using it. And, they go over some of Bob’s tips for working from home.
In its latest update, Camera+ 2 adds machine learning for photo editing. Dubbed “Magic ML” it’s a one-tap non-destructive editing option that analyzes aspects of your photos that can be improved. It also adds a Magic ML preset so your photos will be automatically enhanced as you take them. You can watch a YouTube video about it here, and read the company’s blog post here.
Some people, like myself, tend to like vivid colors so they are frequently the subject of some of the photos I take for fun. Others prefer a more subdued style, others emphasise texture or geometry. We wanted for Magic ML to “just” look at the optical qualities of the image and come up with reasonable suggestions regarding exposure and color balance, and then have the user apply their own style on top.
App Store: Camera+ 2 – US$4.99
Apple seeded the first beta of tvOS 13.4.8 to developers, just days after tvOS version 13.4.6 became available to users.
Google is adding security features for people who use Google accounts on Apple devices to give you more options for physical security keys.
Apple has to face part of a lawsuit over claims it concealed falling demands for iPhones, particularly in China.
We have a deal on X-Mirage, software that turns your Mac into an AirPlay receiver for mirroring whatever on your iPhone, iPad or iPod screen – apps, games, photos, videos, presentations, websites, and more to the bigger screen. It also offers real-time mirroring and media control. A lifetime license for this software is $9.99 through our deal.