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People in the UK take over 2,000 photos a year on their phone

Didn't think I'd be sharing photography tips from a car brand, but here we are. Solid bits of advice in the first and third ones they've shared. I don't step back and zoom enough and with image stabilisation being so good now I really should do it more often.

Posted 27th Sep 2023 @ 10:40

22 New Features You May Have Missed in watchOS 10

A few things here I didn't know about, including walking radius and ping your Apple Watch. Walking radius would be really useful in the iOS version of Apple Maps too, not sure why it's limited to the watches.

Posted 26th Sep 2023 @ 15:44

Unweaving the Mystery: Apple's FineWoven Case Under the Microscope

While I totally back Apple's move away from leather in their products, fine woven seems like a misstep. The leather cases were truly great cases. I had one for my iPhone 8 Plus and it lasted longer than any other case I have ever owned. It aged beautifully and even when it was dirty it looked good.

Maybe they'll refine this material over time, but you'd have thought they would have put the effort in already.

iFixit also pointed out that the fine woven watch bands have marks on them already. They're £149. Not good.

Posted 25th Sep 2023 @ 16:16

"Gen V" redband trailer

This looks awesome. The Boys is a great TV show and this spin off looks like a lot of fun.

Posted 20th Sep 2023 @ 20:00

View counts are meaningless

Of course metrics are useful, but the invasion of our privacy is out of control.

GDPR and cookie consent were a start but we really need more legislation to really reign this kind of thing in.

Posted 19th Sep 2023 @ 08:22

Introducing: Procreate Dreams

There's an entire keynote you can watch, but this trailer probably covers the key points. An animation app from the people behind Procreate that supports so much of what Procreate can already do. Looks like a lot of fun!

Posted 18th Sep 2023 @ 11:09

iOS 17 Launching Tomorrow for iPhones With These 10 New Features

Very much looking forward to the StandBy feature, contact posters and improved autocorrect. We don't have visual voicemail here in the UK so I'm not holding my breathe for voicemail transcriptions which I assume is built on top of the former.

The update is actually tonight and I'll be updating as soon as I can!

Posted 18th Sep 2023 @ 09:08

Volkswagen presents the concept car ID.X Performance in Locarno

This is more like it. Saloon, hatchback and fastback cars are the most sensible shapes to me and this just looks great.

Posted 12th Sep 2023 @ 15:43

Why young people can't get enough of subtitles

We're subtitle fans in our house. Even my eldest asks for subtitles to be put on sometimes. Especially when it comes to films, despite having a fairly decent 5.1 setup, dialogue isn't always the clearest so it can make the world of difference to following the story.

Why it matters: TikTok helped normalize captions for young media consumers, who are turning regularly to subtitles as part of their streaming habits.

This is so relevant too, unless I'm using headphones I rarely have my phone unmuted so having subtitles has been very useful when viewing content on social media.

I have some stuff in the works for my own YouTube channel so it will be interesting to see how far down a subtitle rabbit hole I go myself!

Posted 7th Sep 2023 @ 08:35

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