Apple is starting to debut its iPhoto replacement. Meanwhile, real-time tweets are making their way back to Google searches and Samsung introduces an awesome new camera.
iPhoto and Aperture have served us very well, but sometimes a change is simply due. Apple knows this, and that is why they announced last year that they would be killing these apps and replacing them with an improved one.
The result is Photos for OSX, a new application that harnesses the power of the power of the cloud while keeping the software powerful. As a result, it’s expected to get a more advanced experience to iPhoto, while Aperture users will likely miss the “professional” software.
Today, Apple has started pushing Photos for OSX to developers, which should soon be followed by a public beta version.
Opinion: Apple has to find a way to please both iPhoto and Aperture users. Keeping the latter happy seems more like a challenge to me. I mean, we can’t possibly believe Photos for OSX will offer the same power as Aperture… for free.
Remember the good old days when Google’s search results included real-time tweets? The deal wasn’t renewed back in 2011, leaving many Twitter fans unhappy. If the latest reports are to be believed, things will go back to normal very soon.
Twitter is said to have reached a deal with Google and real-time tweets are said to come back to search results. The changes are expected to show up during “the first half of this year”, so you won’t have to wait much longer, either.
Opinion: Google will be the one paying here, which seems quite interesting. Will this deal take away from Google+ in search results? Regardless, we know many of you love Twitter, and soon it will work better with Google.
Samsung has just announced its NX500 camera, a shooter that looks good, shoots great selfies and comes with power to please even semi-professionals. For starters, it comes with a 28 MP APS-C sensor. It can record 4K video at 24 fps and maxes out at 51,200 ISO.
In addition, you can flip the display all the way around and see what’s going on. You can even take advantage of WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC for wireless connectivity and connections to other devices. Pair that with a 16-50 mm lens and you have a winner… one that costs $799.99.
Opinion: Not a cheap camera, but it looks very much worth it to those who will really take advantage of all its features. Enthusiasts and professionals will still prefer their DSLR cameras, but this is a great camera for those who really care for portability and looks. Not to mention, features.