Microsoft Pix – intelligent camera app for iOS

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Microsoft Pix is a smart camera app that automatically helps you take better photos without extra effort. It’s built with serious intelligence behind the lens, so it’s a bit like having a professional photographer tweaking your settings between each shot. This ensures that people and scenes look their best, so you can focus on enjoying the moment instead of struggling to capture it.

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Smart Capture

Microsoft Pix is a bit like having a pro photographer in your phone—always tweaking settings, selecting your best shots, and enhancing each one. It also captures frames before you even tap on the shutter, so you won’t miss the best moment.

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People-Centric

People are our most important photo subjects, so when a face is detected, Microsoft Pix automatically adjusts settings and after-shot enhancements. It also lets you compare the before and after, to ensure everyone looks their best.

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More Fun

Microsoft Pix helps you have more fun with photos. When interesting motion is sensed in your shot, it automatically creates a short, looping video called a Live Image. It also helps you stabilize and time lapse new or existing videos.

Microsoft Pix uses proprietary multi-frame de-noise technology, which helps your photos look as clear and lifelike as possible. Check out the difference in detail on people’s facial features and clothing, including noise reduction in lower light, and greater clarity in the detail of the distinct blacks of her hair and vest.

Microsoft Pix uses multiple technologies to provide true, accurate color for skin tones, food, and foliage, as well as accurate exposure and detail in both the shadow and the highlight areas of the photo. Compare the differences in the shadows on people’s faces, or the color and crispness of the greens in the salad bowl.

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Apple Invites Media to September 7 Event: ‘See You on the 7th’

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Apple today sent out media invites for an iPhone-centric event that will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Media invites (via The Verge) offer up a first look at the theme of the event and feature the simple tagline: “See you on the 7th.”

The fall 2016 event is expected to see the debut of the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are rumored to feature improved cameras, better processors, and improved water resistance, implemented through the removal of the headphone jack and the introduction of a new flush, pressure-sensitive home button. Both devices are said to look similar to the iPhone 6s, with the same general size and shape, but with relocated antenna bands that no longer span the back of the devices.

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TOP 5 iPhone Apps 2016

1. Wild Weather

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Wild Weather is a terrific weather app for those looking for something a bit different than the common data overloaded weather app. The big feature of Wild Weather is its beautiful hand drawn illustrations that appear based on your location, the time of year, the weather, and the time of day. There are dozens of illustration, which are so beautiful, you’ll want to just stare at them–weather be damned! The app also does provide you with a five day forecast, a 24 hour outlook, and the ability to add multiple locations.

2. Stack

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Stack is the other addictive game I’ve been playing this week. Stack again takes a minimalist design cue and has very simple gameplay: slabs float on screen, tap the screen to drop a slab in place. But if the next glad isn’t dropped perfectly on the previous one, whatever overlaps the edges will get cut off. See how high you can stack the slabs until there no room left.

3. Google Duo

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Google Duo is Google’s new free video chat app. It’s meant to take on FaceTime, but outdoes it in some areas. One such area is the app is available for both iOS and Android, so you can video chat with your friends no matter what kind of device they use. The app also has an innovative preview mode that allows you to see the video feed of a call before you decide to answer it.

4. Pokémon GO

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This is only Nintendo’s second game for iOS and it’s already shot to the top of the charts. Pokémon GO is an augmented reality app that lets you go searching for Pokémon in the real world. Find them, capture them, and see them evolve before your eyes. What’s really cool is Pokémon appear near their natural habitats, so if you want to find water Pokémon go to a local lake or seaside in your area.

5. Moves

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Moves is probably the best activity tracker I’ve found for the iPhone. It works with the iphone’s built-in motion coprocessor to easily show you how many steps or miles or minutes you’ve walked, run, or cycled each day. Activities are color coded in big circles. The bigger the circle gets the more you’ve moved. Moves also records your routes and keeps track of the places you go. The app has actually been around for years, but it’s recently gotten a ton of updates after languishing for a while.

 

Taggle – Clean your Photo Gallery with #tags

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Taggle lets you do everything with your photos in just one touch. A swipe-based UI makes tagging, deleting, and locking photos a glee. And Taggle’s “multi-tagging” and voice search let you label multiple tags on the photos, so that you may find specific photos in just seconds.

With Taggle, photo categorization will be a doddle. After experiencing perfectly sorted photos and quick search, you’ll never be able to go back to the default gallery.

Taggle is available for beta for iPhone and iPad. To sign up for access, visit our website. Apple Watch and Android version is on its way.

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Sony In-Car Audio Takes the Driver’s Seat with Smartphone Connectivity

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Sony Electronics announced today its new XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. The XAV-AX100 receiver offers everything you need and more for those long car journeys including the latest smartphone connectivity with the best user interface, the ability to play a variety of media files and get the most up-to-date information on-the-go.

Utilizing Sony’s unique technology, the XAV-AX100’s high power sound and EXTRA BASS™ feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, all while making your drive as safe and comfortable as possible with rotation volume control and voice command features.

Apple CarPlay 

Connecting your phone to your car has never been better with the option of Apple CarPlay*. CarPlay allows you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road, letting you access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri®.

Android Auto 

Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. With a simple and intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

No matter the device you prefer, you will always stay in control of music, maps and more with the latest in-car audio system.

Maintaining every aspect and appearance of a smartphone, the XAV-AX100’s clear and responsive touchscreen create a simple and safe user interface. Its lighter touch operation and improved visibility also help improve late night drives and glaring sunshine.

Unique technology delivers optimal sound 

High power sound comes full throttle with the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. 55 watts x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2 and EXTRA BASS™ low boost circuitry overcome engine noise and reproduce clear sound at any volume level with deep and punchy bass. The 10-band graphic equalizer gives an astonishing variety of sound, perfectly complementing EXTRA BASS™ for an enjoyable drive. 3-pre out connectivity allows system expandability to connect external amplifiers with a wide range of speaker connections, allowing sound enthusiasts to build their own bespoke system.

The unique Sony technology in the Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compliments the XAV-AX100 features, overcoming the inherent acoustic disadvantage of front-door mounted, full-range speakers which can sound muddy or unclear. The DSO adjusts the signal creating the illusion of dash-mounted virtual speakers to provide an ideal, high quality sound experience for the journey.

The XAV-AX100 in-car audio system retails at $499.99 and will be available across North America as of late November. For more information, visit www.sony.com/news.