Facebook today announced three new mobile app features aimed at helping its users better „create and save memories,“ with a launch in India first and then rolling out to the global community „shortly thereafter“ (via The Verge).
The first feature allows photos and videos taken with Facebook’s in-app camera to be saved directly to a user’s Facebook account in the cloud, and not onto their device’s storage. This is aimed at the India market due to the popularity of cheaper entry-level devices in the country and their inherent storage limitations.
Image via The Verge These pictures and videos will only be visible to the user [...]
Apple shared a new video on its YouTube channel today that shows off selfies taken with the iPhone X.
The 38-second video cycles through a collection of selfies taken by iPhone X owners using the smartphone’s front-facing TrueDepth lens system and Portrait Lighting effects. The ad also includes poetry by Muhammad Ali.
Portrait Lighting has been the focus of a few recent Apple videos, including two ads that acted as tutorials for the feature. More recently, one from earlier in January explained how Portrait Lighting offers studio quality lighting effects without a studio, while showing off various examples.
Since the iPhone X launched in early [...]
Apple has shared a new Paper and Packaging Strategy white paper, outlining steps the company takes to reduce its paper impact by using paper more efficiently, sourcing it responsibly, and protecting or creating sustainable working forests.
iPhone 7 packaging To protect the environment for the future, Apple said three priorities guide its efforts:
1. Reduce impact on climate change by using renewable energy sources and driving energy efficiency in products and facilities.
2. Conserve precious resources by using materials efficiently, using more recycled and renewable content in products, and recovering material from products at the end [...]
When Pinterest acquired keyboard app maker Fleksy last summer, development was paused on the company’s well-known iOS and Android keyboard apps as the team was integrated into Pinterest’s projects. The companies said that Fleksy would continue to exist with minimal updates, but otherwise not much news has come out about the keyboard app, until today.
Now, Barcelona-based keyboard startup Thingthing [iOS App Store Direct Link] announced in a blog post this morning that it will take over development of the Fleksy keyboard, while the original Fleksy team continues to work at Pinterest (via TechCrunch). Thingthing said that thanks to the deal, the company is [...]