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By Seán Duggan | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What’s New for Photographers in the iPhone 6S/6S Plus

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The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus ship on September 25, and among the new features are some under-the-hood improvements sure to interest photographers.

They represent to next step forward in the evolution of the capabilities of the iPhone as a camera—from better image quality and front-facing camera improvements to the much-talked-about Live Photos feature.

By Seán Duggan | Wednesday, September 09, 2015

iPhone 6S and the Evolution of the iPhone Camera

Today Apple announced that the new iPhone 6S and 6S+ will feature an all-new 12-megapixel iSight camera and take Live Photos—capturing 1.5 seconds of motion and sound before and after each photo you snap.

As we look forward to that release on the 25th of this month, here’s a look back at the 8-year evolution of the iPhone camera over the years—from rudimentary to of-the-very-moment technology.

We’re already in the studio creating training for you on the new iPhone and camera. In the meantime, get the most out of your current iPhone camera with these courses on lynda.com.

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By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Use Your Apple Devices Together with Handoff

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When the apps we use day-to-day are scattered across phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers—things can get confusing.

You might start an email on your iPhone, but after a page of painful texting, realize it would be easier to finish it on your laptop. Or you might have left a document open on your office computer upstairs, but you need to access it from your tablet while taking a phone call downstairs. If you’ve got more than one device, you can probably relate.

Apple’s recent releases of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 tackle this digital dilemma with a new feature called Handoff, which allows you to easily, well, “hand off” certain tasks between devices.

For example, open your MacBook Pro’s current browser tab on your iPhone. Pass that spreadsheet on your iPhone to your iPad Air for a bit more breathing room. Respond to that desktop IM message on your iPhone.

It’s a pretty compelling promise—but does Handoff walk the walk? Let’s set it up, and take a look.

By Scott Fegette | Thursday, February 26, 2015

Turbocharge Your Typing on iPads and iPhones


Typing on iPads or iPhones will always feel like a second-class experience compared to the raw efficiency of a physical keyboard.

Fortunately, there are lots of shortcuts and tricks to help—and with iOS 8, Apple added the ability to install third-party keyboard extensions to make text entry and typing on iOS devices even easier.

Here are your options.

By Scott Fegette | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Use These Siri Commands to Manage Texts, Emails, and More

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With today’s hectic pace of life, it’s hard to stay on top of correspondence. And maintaining an empty email inbox can seem an unattainable goal for everyone but the obsessively efficient.

Fortunately, if you’ve got an iPhone or iPad with Siri, you’ve got a built-in social assistant at your beck and call.

Not only is Siri handy for managing your day-to-day logistics, but with a few Siri commands, you can have her manage your social interactions, as well. Here’s what Siri can do for you:

By Scott Fegette | Monday, February 02, 2015

Text-Editing Tips: How to Copy and Paste on iPad and iPhone


Despite the power of today’s iPhones and iPads, the basic task of editing text on them can still feel clunky compared to the ease of doing so on a desktop or laptop computer.

Simple text-editing tasks like cutting and pasting can feel foreign at best.

Let me show you how to copy and paste on iPads and iPhones—plus how to use other handy text-editing features.

By Scott Fegette | Saturday, January 31, 2015

Using Siri: How to Get the Most out of Your iPhone Assistant


When Siri first debuted on the iPhone 4, I upgraded immediately. The thought of voice-activating my life drew me in like a magnet.

But after my first few tries, the reality of using Siri day-to-day fell far short of what I’d expected.

I didn’t give up, though. And despite periods of frustration, I finally learned how to get the most out of Siri. Now I use her many times a day, with great success. Here’s how:

By Jeff Carlson | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Make Photo Gifts Right from Your iPhone or iPad


Use these apps to make photo gifts on the go

It’s hard to beat the convenience of having a good camera in your pocket, which is why so many people are now snapping most photos with their iPhones.

But what happens next with those images? Do they languish in the Camera Roll until it’s time to free up space?

One option is to turn those digital bits into physical products. If you’re still looking for holiday gift ideas, or want to assemble a visual remembrance of the year, everything you need may be right there on your phone.

You don’t even need a computer! Apps and services make it possible to order prints and create photo projects—even while you’re waiting in long lines or curled up by a fireplace.

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