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Photoshop Sky Replacement is more sophisticated than it sounds

Photoshop Sky Replacement is more sophisticated than it sounds

Let's face it. Despite concerns over easily "Photoshopped" fakes and advice to keep photos real, there will always be times when you'd wish a more dramatic sky was available in your photo. True to its original calling as a photo editing software, Photoshop's upcoming Sky Replacement feature will offer users the chance to have a more emphatic background to go with their images. But before you knock the feature off as something that can be done with simple selection tools and layers, Adobe is unsurprisingly explaining that there's quite a lot of AI and machine learning involved here as well.

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Photoshop Sky Replacement continues Adobe’s AI magic rally

Photoshop Sky Replacement continues Adobe’s AI magic rally

Today Adobe showed their latest in AI Photoshop magic with Sky Replacement. With this special feature, the user will (most likely) begin with a photo captured outdoors with a view of the sky overhead. With the Sky Replacement tool, Adobe Photoshop can easily select and edit the sky using the software's gigantic back-catalog of pre-identified elements and machine learning - and edit from there!

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US Homeland Security warns about critical flaw in Windows servers

US Homeland Security warns about critical flaw in Windows servers

It's not really rare to hear news about one Windows vulnerability or another ranging from the trivial to the critical. There are only a few times, however, when the DHS, best known as the US Department of Homeland Security, speaks about it. Yet for the third time this year, the department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA published a warning about a critical flaw affecting the server editions of Windows, urging all government units to immediately patch their systems before it's too late.

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Google widget for iOS 14 makes for swifter searches

Google widget for iOS 14 makes for swifter searches

Google has added a new iOS 14 widget for iPhone users, and it could be enough to make Android fans glance over at their Apple brethren jealously. Taking advantage of iOS 14's new home screen widget support - that has, it's fair to say, been a long time coming - the Google widget promises swifter access to the search giant's services than has been possible on iPhone before.

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Trump TikTok ban: Will my app stop working?

Trump TikTok ban: Will my app stop working?

The Trump administration's war on TikTok continues to escalate, and today's news of a September 20 deadline to pull the app - along with WeChat - from US app stores has users understandably concerned that the short video social network might stop working. Turns out, today's announcement makes it a little more complicated than that: read on for what you need to know if you're a TikTok fan.

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Trump wants TikTok and WeChat deleted from US app stores by September 20

Trump wants TikTok and WeChat deleted from US app stores by September 20

The Trump government will force the removal of TikTok and WeChat from app stores in the US as of this weekend, unless a deal divorcing the popular services from the Chinese ownership is finalized. It's the latest in a series of high-profile escalations done, the US Department of Commerce insisted today, to stop "malicious collection of American citizens' personal data," though critics have accused the policies of being the result of xenophobia and political maneuvering.

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Canon EOS Webcam software adds new cameras, video recording

Canon EOS Webcam software adds new cameras, video recording

Even while travel and work restrictions slowly start to be lifted, the "new normal" not just for the workplace but for communication in general has become more virtual than ever before. From built-in webcams to smartphones, it has become more common for people to resort to video chat and conferencing services to connect with family and colleagues. Jumping quickly on that opportunity, Canon has announced the stable version of its EOS Webcam Utility for Windows with one notable new feature added.

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Firefox Send won’t return, Mozilla also targets Firefox Notes

Firefox Send won’t return, Mozilla also targets Firefox Notes

Mozilla has decided that Firefox Send, its encrypted file transferring service, won't be returning. The reason for this decision is the same reason that compelled Mozilla to take the service offline in recent months: some users were taking advantage of Send to ship around malware and phishing attacks. In addition, Mozilla has also made a big announcement about its Firefox Notes product.

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Don’t download iOS 14 today, here’s why

Don’t download iOS 14 today, here’s why

This week Apple revealed that the release date for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 was... today. Today is the 16th of September, 2020, one day after an Apple event in which a new Apple Watch, Apple Watch SE, iPad, iPad Air, and a new Apple One subscription were revealed. Today you'll be allowed to download iOS 14, the newest version of Apple's mobile software, for your iPhone. But you shouldn't. At least, not right away.

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Galaxy S20 Android 11 update beta revealed (One UI 3 Beta)

Galaxy S20 Android 11 update beta revealed (One UI 3 Beta)

Today the Samsung Galaxy S20 was shown with ONE UI 3.0 (Beta) working with Android 11. This is the latest edition of the Google mobile software package made real on the Samsung Galaxy S20 courtesy of a closed beta program. At the moment the vast majority of the world is not able to get this software, but it'll be delivered in a software update in the near future - if all goes according to plan.

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iOS 14 released this week

iOS 14 released this week

There's a new version of iOS that'll be released tomorrow, ahead of the new iPhone. This is very different from what's happened in recent years, where Apple releases a new iPhone at the same time as they release a new version of their software system. On September 16, 2020, we'll see the release of iOS 14 as well as tvOS 14 and iPadOS 14 as well.

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Insta360 ONE R action cam’s latest feature drop adds new AI PureShot mode

Insta360 ONE R action cam’s latest feature drop adds new AI PureShot mode

Insta360 has announced the third major software update for its ONE R modular action camera. It has been less than a year since the first of these three major updates were released, underscoring the rapid rate at which the company is evolving its action cam. This is a feature drop update with the most notable among the changes being a new AI-powered PureShot shooting mode that works to boost image quality by suppressing noise and enhancing dynamic range.

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