Instagram Rolls Out Focus Feature That Rivals iPhone Portrait Mode

Instagram Rolls Out Focus Feature That Rivals iPhone Portrait Mode

The feature softly blurs the background in shots that feature people and keeps the ― you guessed it ― focus on the subject’s face, giving the finished picture a clear, professional look. Instagram “Focus mode leverages background segmentation and face detection technology,” an Instagram spokesperson told TechCrunch. Instagram If you’ve updated your Instagram app and are […]

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‘More than 600 apps had access to my iPhone data’

‘More than 600 apps had access to my iPhone data’

The really big data brokers – firms such as Acxiom, Experian, Quantium, Corelogic, eBureau, ID Analytics – can hold as many as 3,000 data points on every consumer, says the US Federal Trade Commission. Image copyright PAMELA DIXON Image caption Privacy campaigner Pamela Dixon found that marketing data about her was inaccurate Susan Bidel, senior […]

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Twitter user discovers the cutest use for the iPhone’s panorama camera setting

Twitter user discovers the cutest use for the iPhone’s panorama camera setting

The iPhone panorama camera function has a longstanding reputation for making monsters out of otherwise normal photo subjects.  On Sunday, Twitter user @vaguefrisbee discovered its alternative use in making eye-sore SUVs significantly cuter.  SEE ALSO: This girl sneezed while taking a selfie and things went hilariously wrong His examples: I’ve been using the panorama feature […]

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Apple’s new ‘battery health’ feature is a great reminder that my iPhone will be a piece of trash some day

Apple’s new ‘battery health’ feature is a great reminder that my iPhone will be a piece of trash some day

Everything dies.Image: Lili Sams/Mashable My iPhone isn’t even two years old, and it’s already dying. That’s the upshot of Apple’s new “Battery Health” feature, introduced in iOS 11.3 Thursday. Though the device assures me it’s operating at “peak performance,” it also indicates that the battery can only hold 93 percent of the charge it once […]

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Wireless charging makes your iPhone battery work overtime

Wireless charging makes your iPhone battery work overtime

Bad news for wireless charging.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images Wireless cellphone charging on the iPhone X and 8 sounded too good to be true. We knew there had to be a catch.  And here it is, as ZDNet contributor Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pointed out Monday: The battery gets run down much faster with the wireless method, as compared […]

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Another reason to get an iPhone X? Better Snapchat lenses.

Another reason to get an iPhone X? Better Snapchat lenses.

Snapchat has launched new iPhone X-ready selfie lenses.Image: LANCE ULANOFF/MASHABLE Attention iPhone X owners: Snapchat is finally making good on its promise to make its augmented reality selfie lenses better. Today, the company is officially launching a new lineup of lenses that’ve been optimized for the iPhone X’s front-facing TrueDepth camera. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s first-ever […]

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