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TrueDepth AR, Visual Inertial Odometry, GarageBand fix, Movies Anywhere, better photos


The Mac Observer has tips for better photos

How Apple’s iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google’s Tango — Apple’s iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company’s new iPhone X. Here’s a deeper look at Apple’s big AR surprise.

Inside Apple’s ARKit and Visual Inertial Odometry, new in iOS 11 — When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Today’s iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth, AI Vision and Machine Learning. In parallel, it hosts a new platform for Augmented Reality, which integrates what the camera sees and graphics created by the device. Here’s a look at how it works.
Apple’s ARKit has been installed more than three million times through a host of ARKit-powered apps and games since iOS 11 launched on September 19.

Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update — Apple is working to fix a glitch preventing some people from launching GarageBand – the company’s simplified music creation tool – after updating to iOS 11, according to an online support document.

7 ways to watch your Movies Anywhere collection — Movies Anywhere is unifying our digital movie purchases from iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu. Read on to see a few ways you can watch your newly combined movie library.
[Updated — this only works for those in the US and Canada so far.]

6 ways to better photos — No matter which iPhone you have, you can make use of these tips and tricks to make your iPhone photos look great.

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Around the world, Photos, Movies Anywhere, Oculus cheaper, different take on a dock


Tim Cook continues European tour, stops by Apple office and sustainable packaging partner — Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour of Europe, making a brief stop at Apple’s offices in Sweden, and continuing to discuss the importance of ARKit to Apple with a local publication.
Apple’s $1 billion Athenry, Ireland data centre has been approved after legal challenges squashed, and Apple, Google and others say Chinese investment regulations infringe on intellectual property rights.

macOS High Sierra: The Good Things in Life Are Free — Robert LeVitus takes a peek at some new features macOS High Sierra has that are interesting and cool, and he doesn’t believe any app has more interesting new features than the overhauled Photos app. Another post tells how to view Live Photos on Hight Sierra.

Revamped ‘Movies Anywhere’ service adds four studios, makes cross-platform viewing easy — Disney on Wednesday launched Movies Anywhere, an all-in-one movie viewing service that lets users watch purchased content from five major Hollywood studios on a variety of platforms, from iTunes to Google Play.
Movies Anywhere acts as a multi-platform content locker for movies from Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Oculus reveals US$199 standalone ‘Go’ VR headset, drops Rift price to US$399 — Presenting at an event in San Jose on Wednesday, Facebook’s Oculus introduced the Go, a new headset capable of operating without a connected phone, Mac, or Windows PC.

GN28K Aluminum UBS-C Hub adds expandability options for new MacBook Pros — China-based QacQoc’s newest product, the GN28K Aluminum UBS-C Hub, is designed for 2016 and 2017MacBook Pros running macOS Sierra and High Sierra. It can simultaneously transfer data and charge devices — to a point. It works with devices based on USB Power Delivery Specification (USB PD protocol), but it’s incompatible with devices based on the QC (Quick Charge 2.0/3.0) charging protocol. also, it covers two USB-C ports, although it offers more, of course.
But the GN28K is reasonably priced (just US$89.99 + shipping), and it comes with a 12-month warranty.