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Month: November 2018

Photolemur 3 — the world’s first automated photo enhancement solution

We now have amazing cameras on hand at all times, and many of us snap away with reckless abandon. The problem is that you want your photos to look sensational, but you might not have hours to spend editing them. Well, necessity is the father of invention. Photolemur 3 is the world’s first automated photo enhancement solution for Mac and Windows. It uses image recognition and artificial intelligence to effortlessly enhance your photos at the click of a button. Such is the innovation and ease of use of Photolemur 3, it won the Red Dot Award this year. Red Dot had this to say: Photolemur 3 applies all necessary edits to each image, including color correction, white balance editing, and correcting chromatic aberrations, giving photos a vivid, natural look. The complex technology is hidden behind a simple and easy-to-use interface – the photo itself. The only button is for exporting the processed image. Photolemur 3 at a glance: Analyzes and adjusts all the various elements of your photos automatically Makes creating beautiful photos fun and easy Uses 12 smart technologies including color recovery, sky enhancement, exposure compensation, smart dehaze, and much more Performs batch enhancement to enhance a large volume of photos Edits photo with drag and drop simplicity Integrated with popular social media platforms for quick sharing Features a smart slider to easily define the final look of your...

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See the sweet new blue and white colors for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Mobile industry leaker Evan Blass just tweeted a pic of a Galaxy S9 Plus and a Galaxy Note 9 in new colors. The Galaxy S9 Plus is in Polaris Blue and the Note 9 is in Alpine White. There’s no word on which markets will see these new colors or when they might arrive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a few months old already, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is even older. However, Samsung is still working on new ways to sell the smartphones as it appears there are two new colors coming sometime soon. Mobile industry leaker Evan Blass (@EVLeaks) just tweeted out an image of a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus next to a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Galaxy S9 Plus is in a new color Blass calls Polaris Blue, and the Note 9 is in a color he calls Alpine White. Check out the tweet and the image below: Samsung GS9 and GN9 in Polaris Blue and Alpine White, respectively. [Thanks, tipster] — Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 30, 2018 Editor’s Pick Samsung just launched a beautiful white Galaxy Note 9, but only in Taiwan Samsung (Facebook) Samsung Taiwan has just released a beautiful new color option for the Galaxy Note 9 (via SamMobile). “First Snow White,” as Samsung calls it, is the official name of the new white Galaxy … Interestingly, Samsung launched a white variant...

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Apple gives in, will allow Apple Music on Amazon Echo devices

Starting sometime in the middle of December, you will be able to stream Apple Music through Amazon Echo devices. This means you’ll no longer be limited to Apple’s Homepod for voice assistant integration within a smart speaker. Apple is likely making this move to better compete with rival Spotify. Could Google Home hardware be next? If you are one of the 50 million people who subscribe to Apple Music, you likely have been a bit miffed that you’ve so far been limited to Apple’s own Homepod for voice assistant integration within a smart speaker. Well, at some point in December 2018, you’ll have one other option: Amazon Echo devices (via Deadline). Amazon and Apple recently signed a deal together which would allow Amazon to sell more Apple products. It’s likely today’s reveal of Apple Music and Echo devices playing nice together is a by-product of that deal. Editor’s Pick Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources … Apple’s main rival in the music streaming space is Spotify, which has over 30 million more subscribers than Apple Music. People who use Spotify can stream the service through all the major smart speaker platforms, including...

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Look outside if you need weather info, because Google’s service is down (Update: Back!)

Max Pixel Update, November 30 at 3:36 p.m. ET: It looks like Google’s weather service is up and running again! Original article, November 30 at 1:03 o.m. ET: If you ask Google Assistant for weather information right now, you might be surprised by the answer. Google’s weather service must be down, because no matter which location you ask about for weather info, you get a zero-degree forecast. I find it hard to believe that it’s zero degrees in Hawaii at the moment. It’s certainly not zero degrees in my backyard. If you use traditional Google Search in your browser, you still get weather info but it comes from a third-party service, most likely Usually, Google would show its own formatted forecast. Editor’s Pick 10 best Android clock widgets and weather clock widgets for your home screen Clock widgets are some of the most popular widgets on Android. It really puts a home screen together. Plus, it’s easier to see than the tiny time placement on the status bar. The most popular … If you try to ask about the weather on Google Home hardware, such as the Google Home Hub, you don’t get an answer. Instead, Assistant will offer to use a third-party service instead and asks if you would like to do that. If you say no, Assistant drops the conversation. As with most outages involving Google services,...

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Google Hangouts might finally shut down in 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but Google might finally put the kibosh on Hangouts in 2020. According to 9to5Google, citing sources familiar with Google’s roadmap, the legacy messaging app will shut down for consumers after next year. No specific timeframe was mentioned. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise — in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts would split into two enterprise-focused apps: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Ever since that announcement, the company began winding down support for the consumer version of Hangouts. It removed SMS support from the app in May 2017, urging users to instead use Android Messages. Hangouts also hasn’t received any notable updates for awhile, and many die hard users have been reporting bugs as of late. Related 10 best messenger apps and chat apps for Android Slowly but surely, the world is moving away from SMS and MMS as the default way to text message people. It started years ago with apps like AOL Instant Messenger and has evolved into a … Google isn’t giving up on consumer-facing chat apps though (let’s face it, it never will). Following the underwhelming push to make Google Allo catch on, the company announced its continued efforts to bring RCS features to as many carriers and smartphones as it can. The RCS standard is designed to improve messaging functionality that’s installed on smartphones by default. Down the line when RCS...

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