VSCO Redesigned its Feed to ‘Slow Your Scroll’

· Andrew Orr · Link

Photo app VSCO has redesigned its feed so that images are bigger. You’ll see single images at a time, instead of the old style where each image was smaller and alternated.

We believe this redesign will help you explore your VSCO feed in a new way, allowing the subtleties of each image to be front and center as you scroll. At VSCO, creative expression often starts with inspiration and sometimes that requires taking the time to appreciate the details as much as the complete work itself.

I think it’s an improvement and I’m glad to see it.

iOS 13: Add an iMessage Name and Photo

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Gone are the days of manually adding photos to contacts. Instead use the iOS 13 feature to add an iMessage name and photo.

[email protected] is a Social Network for Plant Lovers

· Andrew Orr · Link

First created in 2009, [email protected] is a social network for plant lovers, as well as a plant identification app.

Once a user makes an identification (or marks the plant as unknown), they submit their photos to the [email protected] community. Thousands of professional botanists and flora-philes scan the stream of new observations to verify a species, or suggest a new one. If a person confirms your observation, a little green “crowd” icon appears. Your score rises as more people validate your labels, although a few users are certified to train the algorithm without community validation.

I haven’t used this yet but I’ll definitely check it out. I also love iNaturalist. It’s not really a social network, but it can identify both plants and animals.

iMessage is the Apple Social Network

· Andrew Orr · Editorial

iMessage is the Apple social network. It might not be a Facebook killer, but it fares better than Ping and Apple Music Connect.

Tumblr Porn Being Banned Starting December 17

· Andrew Orr · News

A Tumblr porn ban will go into effect December 17. The new policy follows the recent child pornography incident the platform suffered.

Goodbye Google+, USB-C iPad Pro - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-09

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss what’s behind Google shutting down its Google+ social network platform, plus they explore a new report saying an iPad Pro with a USB-C port is coming in October.

Apple Enters Medicine, Vero Viability, Cellebrite Insecurity - ACM 451

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Apple is entering into the business of medicine, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the ramifications of this momentous development. They also discuss whether or not the Vero social network is viable, as well as Cellebrite’s claim that it can open up most iOS devices.