Photolemur beta for Mac coming next week: AI photo enhancement that will amaze you

Photolemur beta for Mac coming next week: AI photo enhancement that will amaze you

There's a difference between photos that are "OK" and those that really pop. Usually, the ones that are most impressive have been enhanced somehow behind the scenes to make them more vivid, get rid of haze, straighten the horizon, and so on -- all by someone who has spent a lot of time learning how to make those enhancements. Photolemur is a new Mac app that will be arriving in beta next week, and from a short hands-on session with the app, all I can say is "Wow!"

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Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas - Day 8

This is the eighth post in a 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being written with the help and input of my two best friends, Jessica and Jocelyn Gladysz.

For the eighth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

8. Siri Support for 3rd-Party Apps

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Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and OS X. When you purchase an app listed in our daily Notable apps and app updates post, you're also helping to support Apple World Today. 

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Capitan: My new favorite iPhone grocery list manager

Capitan: My new favorite iPhone grocery list manager

In my household, I'm the person who makes up the menu for the next week and creates a shopping list for groceries. It's a rough job, but it's made easier by iOS apps that have come out to make list-making easier. The latest, though, has to be my favorite -- it's Capitan, a free iPhone and Apple Watch app that turns a chore into a pleasure.

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The winners of the 2015 Apple Design Awards

The winners of the 2015 Apple Design Awards

One of the highlights of the first day of the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is always the Apple Design Awards ceremony. The annual awards highlight a cross-section of the best apps available on iOS and OS X in a variety of categories.  This year, the winners included the iOS automation tool Workflow, calendar app Fantastical 2, and even the highly addictive Crossy Road.

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What to play this weekend: Lifeline

What to play this weekend: Lifeline

The last time I texted Taylor, he was walking towards the plumes of smoke. He estimated they were about an hour away, but depending on the force of gravity wherever he is, that could be off. He said he'll text back when he arrives. In the meantime, I'm thinking about him.

Anticipation is part of the fun of Lifeline, ($2.99, universal, with support for Apple Watch), an interactive fiction game from 3 Minute Games. 

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Twitterrific update makes multi-account tweeting easier

Twitterrific update makes multi-account tweeting easier

Ollie, the little blue bird who serves as Twitterrific's mascot, has learned a new trick. In version 5.11.1 for iOS (universal, free with in-app purchases), you can now post from any account directly from the compose screen. Just tap your avatar go get a list of available accounts, select at and presto! You're good to go. 

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