Apple released a slew of new goodies yesterday, including its new OS X Mavericks operating system (for free!), but buried within all of those non-photography-related announcements was also an update for Aperture.
The new version 3.5 comes equipped with a good number of bug fixes and a few new features, chief among them iCloud Photo Sharing support for shared photo and video streams, he ability to recognize the iOS 7 camera filters and integration of the Places feature with the new OS X Maps app.
Fuji isn’t the only company releasing major firmware updates — although they are still the only ones doing it for discontinued and replaced cameras — Canon also has something up its sleeve.
Announced earlier today, the updates will bring ten improvements to the 1D X and two new “key features” to the 1D C, although they won’t do it at the same time.
1D X owners will have to wait until January, while 1D C owners get theirs next month, with the caveat that they will have to send their camera into a service center to update.
In addition to announcing the Nokia Camera app and RAW support for the Lumia 1020 and 1520 (read about that here), Nokia made one other camera-centric announcement that had us perking our ears up: the company also introduced a Lytro-like refocusing camera app called Nokia Refocus Lens. Read more…
It’s always nice when a company with plenty of exciting, brand new technology continues to support their older models in a big way, and that’s what Fuji did yesterday when it released version 2.0 of the X100 firmware. Read more…
In the past, we’ve reported on potential loopholes and issues with Snapchat’s disappearing picture system that allowed adamant users to take screenshots without sending notifications or review snaps that had expired, but SnapHack is on a whole other level.
SnapHack is an app for iOS that, for just $1, lets users pull and permanently save every single snap their friends send their way — no more disappearing photos or videos. Read more…
A minor update from Instagram has users upset because of one small feature change: you can no longer disable Video Autoplay in the settings.
Options where video playback is concerned are now limited changing your mute settings, and whether or not you would like videos to preload always or only when connected to WiFi.
Although the 500px app just barely beat it to the punch, Flickr has also updated its app for iOS 7.
The updated app’s main improvement is the ability to automatically upload all camera roll photos to Flickr at full resolution (automatically set to private). The update also enables users to automatically straighten their photos in the Flickr editor.
Also, Flickr promises the Google sign-in issue has been fixed and “won’t happen again.”
Getting shots of people in midair can be a source of fun and fascination, but making them requires either a fair investment in remote triggers or a surplus of time and luck.
With a little bit of ingenuity, however, mechanical engineer Andrew Maxwell-Parish (aka Electric Slim) has made the process easy, cheap and reliable using a laptop, webcam and open-source software. Read more…
500px has just released an updated version of its iPhone and iPad apps. The update, which isn’t yet available on Android, brings with it a fresh new look that does away with the black bezel in favor of an edge-to-edge design.
It also offers iOS users a few new features including the ability to like or reply to a comment by swiping it (both iPhone and iPad), and a new homepage that shows the user’s avatar next to photos they’ve liked, favorited or commented on (iPad only). For all the details, head over to the iTunes App Store or run a quick update.