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Pixar co-founder says smartphone, GoPro filmmaking are the future

Pixar co-founder says smartphone, GoPro filmmaking are the future

It’s already happening on a small scale, but mobile videography just got a huge nod from Pixar co-founder John Lasseter. Speaking on a panel for ‘The New Audience: Moviegoing in a Connected World’ to an audience at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Lasseter said smartphone videography and GoPros are the future of film making. Some films, like the independent ‘Romance in NYC’, have been filmed entirely on iPhone, and released into major film festivals; it’s likely just the start, too.

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iPhone 6S tipped to feature Force Touch

iPhone 6S tipped to feature Force Touch

Now that Apple's newest device, the Apple Watch, has been released, and September is a mere three and a half months away, it's time for rumors and predictions about the next iPhone to shift into high gear. The latest bit of speculation comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, and focuses on what we can only assume will be dubbed the iPhone 6S. The analyst believes the next generation of the smartphone will feature Force Touch technology, which recently debuted on the Watch as well as the new Retina MacBook.

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Your iPhone 6s may be Rose Gold, cost $10k

Your iPhone 6s may be Rose Gold, cost $10k

Analysts predict that the next iPhone will include a Rose Gold option as well as a higher-priced luxury option similar to Apple Watch Edition. This week's suggestion includes a version of the Apple iPhone 6s - following Apple's traditional every-other-year change from a full edition change to an "s" version. This iPhone 6s would include Rose Gold - though we're not entirely sure at this time whether or not this gold would be an actual gold mix, like the Apple Watch Edition, or if it'll be similar to the Gold option on the iPhone 6 now, without any actual super-expensive gold inside.

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Connect the Moto 360 to iOS, needs an Android phone

Connect the Moto 360 to iOS, needs an Android phone

Not a fan of the Apple Watch? Good thing there is almost a dozen Android Wear smartwatches now, not to mention those not using Android Wear at all. But what if you have an iPhone or an iPad? Unless you have a Pebble, chances are you're out of luck. Not unless you happen to have a Moto 360 and are willing to go through some hoops to make it all work together. Yes, somebody has been able to make the Moto 360 work with an iOS device, specifically an iPad.

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The big Apple Watch surprise is how little you use it

The big Apple Watch surprise is how little you use it

For all the furore around the Apple Watch launch, not to mention the number of people still waiting for their pre-orders, it’s a surprise just how low-key the smartwatch itself is. Of course, there’s the excitement of opening the box, strapping it to your wrist, and setting it up with your favorite apps and notifications, but after that the wearable works best if you simply... wear it.

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The Sims’ Will Wright launches THRED to let you tell stories

The Sims’ Will Wright launches THRED to let you tell stories

If you're any sort of gamer, or at least familiar with some of the Sims titles like, well, The Sims or SimCity, then you'll probably know that the name "Will Wright" isn't one you'd associate with social networking. And yet that is exactly what the acclaimed game designer has ventured into in his latest creation. But while THRED might seem like an Instagram for comics or a Medium for smartphones, the network and the app speaks to the heart of what Wright has been trying to do in his games: letting people tell their own stories.

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Apple could use ResearchKit to collect DNA for medical studies

Apple could use ResearchKit to collect DNA for medical studies

iPhones can track a myriad of data from your everyday life. From your footsteps to your heart rate, we relay a lot of data without ever having to opt-in. Apple is looking to gather a new type of information from its users--DNA. Apple is planning to release apps, using its new ResearchKit developer tools, to help hospitals and research teams conduct clinical trials and other medical research from their iPhones, and genetic testing is just another piece of that puzzle.

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Ollocase expands Olloclip makers into the protection market

Ollocase expands Olloclip makers into the protection market

This week the folks at Olloclip have revealed Ollocase, a solution for those Olloclip users who wish to keep their devices protected. This device works with several Olloclip accessories and keeps the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus protected at the same time. The Ollocase is set to be available in two color combinations, Matte Clear-Dark Gray and Matte Smoke Black, suitable for every different iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphone color. Each case works with a rubberized bumper for "complete control" over the systems in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Manfrotto Klyp+ now available for iPhone 6

Manfrotto Klyp+ now available for iPhone 6

Manfrotto’s Klyp+ for the iPhone 5S is pretty neat. Combining a case, lenes, and lighting, the system makes for a small studio for on-the-go shooting. Keeping current with our taste in smartphones, Manfrotto is now introducing an improved Klyp+ system for the iPhone 6. You’ll have all the same functionality as before, but the scheme has been redesigned a bit. We now our choice in case colors (white, red, or black), and new lenses to round out Klyp+ as more of a photography platform than an accessory bundle.

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Pixelmator, the darling of iPad photo editing, is coming to iPhone

Pixelmator, the darling of iPad photo editing, is coming to iPhone

There are plenty of good photo editing apps for iPhone, that much is certain. People love VSCO Cam, and Snapseed is still going strong. A new favorite, Fotograf, has taken over my photo editing on the small screen. There are still those times when a simple editor just won’t cut it; you need more than filters. Pixelmator, a favorite of ours for iPad, will soon become available for iPhone as well. To celebrate, the Pixelmator crew is discounting the app by 50%, bringing the price down to $4.99.

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