AWT News Update: November 29, 2017

AWT News Update: November 29, 2017

On today's podcast, we applaud Turkish developer Lemi Ergin for "outing" the macOS High Sierra root authentication bug, talk about an upcoming art exhibit featuring ARKit content, and have news about the new Sports section in the TV app for iOS and tvOS:

  • No good deed goes unpunished, with a lot of developers criticizing Lemi Ergin for publicly tweeting about the root authentication bug to get Apple's attention
  • At the start of Miami's Art Week on December 5, the Perez Art Museum Miami will open an exhibit that uses Apple hardware, software, and development tools to emphasize the impact of invasive species
  • The latest betas of iOS and tvOS feature the long-awaited Sports section in the TV app
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Apple offering free sketching, photography classes

Apple offering free sketching, photography classes

What better way to get budding artists to use the iPad or iPhone as creative tools than to offer them free workshops teaching techniques and tips? That's the idea behind Apple's "Start Something New" campaign, which not only offers a gallery of artwork created by professionals, but also workshops at Apple Stores around the world.

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Dreamscope: Turning pictures into art

Dreamscope: Turning pictures into art

One of my favorite photography apps for years has been Waterlogue ($2.99) from Tinrocket, an amazing app that takes images from your Photos library and then "paints" them as watercolor paintings. The result is gorgeous. But what if you wanted your photo to look more like a painting by Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Duchamp or in the style of Edvard Munch's The Scream? There's an app for that now: Dreamscope (free, universal) can apply any one of a huge number of filters to your favorite image to give it a different look.

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If the iPhone had been created in 1987

If the iPhone had been created in 1987

The iPhone is such a gorgeous slab of metal and glass, it's hard to imagine what it would have looked like in the days of beige plastic: the '80's and '90's. Unless you're artist Pierre Cerveau

Pierre imagined what the iPhone would have looked like if it had been created in 1987. Note the nine-pin DVI port on the bottom, and the heat vents on the back. It's actually kind of cute.

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