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  • AMC launches new video on demand platform to take on iTunes

    Basically, we are back to TV channels. But instead of networks we have streamers. And, we have to pay separately for each one. Soon, someone will come along and be the new “cable,” selling packages of channels/streamers for a single price. The more things change the more they stay the same. 
    The main difference between streaming and cable as I see it is it’s a lot easier to cancel and go with someone else making competition so much better. If there’s a series you like on Netflix, then subscribe, binge watch it, and cancel until next season. These streaming companies are going to have to get creative to retain subscribers. Amazon nailed it to include it with their free shipping service for instance. 
    Good points. But I do long for the simplicity of a dial with channels. Turn it to get what you want. Just as Jobs cleaned up the mess that was command line and later Windows UI, I hope for Mac-like simplicity in our video life. 
    GeorgeBMac
  • Apple's Beats debuts $299 Solo Pro noise cancellation headset with H1 chip

    Are they wireless as well? That would be a Bose killer. Concerned that on ear as opposed to over ear may not be as effective on airplanes which is the only place I use my Bose. They are getting long in the tooth and would buy Apple instead if there was a good comparo to back it up. 
    zhiro
  • Apple hires former AstraZeneca CIO David Smoley

    orthorim said:
    iOS_Guy80 said:
    Working in the pharmaceutical industry he knows how to generate income.
    Horrible... just like Google... pharma agenda going into tech companies.

    Pharma industry makes money by keeping people alive & sick, dependent on their products.

    Great move, Apple. 

    This is a massive disappointment. 
    I don’t think you read the article. While Smoley’s last job was at Astra he has much more experience as a CIO elsewhere and degrees in computer science from Clemson. He is anything but a big pharm exec strolling into Apple. 
    No matter how you spin it, he was a mouthpiece for one of the most despised industries in America. Now doing same for one of the most admired? What’s the opposite of putting lipstick on a pig? Joker mask on Mother Theresa? This hire might make business sense, but has terrible optics. 
    Tragic
  • How to master the Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

    JaiOh81 said:
    Using the Pro, what is the best technique for extreme close up? Which lens or setting will give the greatest detail on a closeup of a tiny insect on a tiny flower?
    Get an external macro lens like the ones made by moment and sandmarc. I have the sandmarc set (wide, take, macro and fisheye) and all of them are incredible. 
    I did that for two phones in the past, but I upgrade often and had to throw both sets away because they didn’t fit the successor phone. Plus, ended up not using them all that much because fiddling with lenses was just too inconvenient—might as well use a camera. 
    watto_cobra
  • How to master the Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

    Using the Pro, what is the best technique for extreme close up? Which lens or setting will give the greatest detail on a closeup of a tiny insect on a tiny flower?
    From my experience, I have gotten the best results using the 2x optical zoom on the Pro for tiny insects or flowers. Make sure you always use AE/AF lock for a clear shot. For larger flowers like a bird of paradise, you can get some great results using portrait mode. For bunches of flowers, I will either use ultra wide or the regular lens. 
    Thanks, tried it and it works well. 
    welshdogwatto_cobra