Macphun to offer software for Windows-based photogs

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Macphun brings its imaging software to Windows.
Macphun brings its imaging software to Windows.
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The imaging software company Macphun is about to make its products fun for photographers who use Windows.

The award-winning and, until now, Mac-centric company announced today it will launch a public beta version of its all-in-one photo editing software Luminar for Windows this July.

Apple is already testing micro LED displays for the future

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Save your battery with this pretty extreme trick.
Apple's busy investigating future display technologies.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

2017’s iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to boast an OLED display, but Apple’s not stopping it research into future display technologies.

According to a new report, Apple will be producing a small number of trial micro LED screens in the second half of 2017 at a factory in Taoyuan, Taiwan. While this isn’t the kind of production volume necessary for a product, it will give Apple the ability to evaluate whether or not these would be a good fit for future devices.

ZestDesk aims to make you a stand-up worker [Review]

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The portable office that also gets you off your butt, at least for a while.
The portable office that also gets you off your butt, at least for a while.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

Your postal carrier doesn’t usually ask about the contents of a package he’s dropping off, but I couldn’t blame him for being curious about a long box with a logo that said ZestDesk.

I explained to him it was a kind of standing desk and that I would be reviewing it. The man who is on his feet for his entire work day asked me what I did for a living and I said, “I sit at a computer, mostly, and write.”

To be clear, I sit on a couch or a comfy chair at a coffee shop with a MacBook Pro on my lap or belly and do not miss the cubicle life. A standing desk sounds so Type A and I worked hard to get further down the alphabet.

32GB iPhone 6 is now on sale in the U.K.

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Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
Cheaper than iPhone 7, bigger than iPhone SE.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

If you want an affordable iPhone, but you don’t want to settle for a 4-inch iPhone SE, you might want to check out Apple’s relaunched 32GB iPhone 6.

It originally made its debut in emerging markets back in March, then in the U.S. — and now you can buy it in the United Kingdom.

Six community colleges in the U.S. will be teaching Swift this fall

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Time for your Swift class!
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Want to learn Swift in school? Apple wants you too as well, which is why its just launched a new app development curriculum for its mobile programming language aimed at high school and community college students.

The curriculum, which is available as a free download today from the iBooks Store, will be adopted by six community college systems serving nearly 500,000 students this fall. No doubt more will follow in the near future.

China is losing interest in the iPhone

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Tim Cook meets with Apple Store employees in China.
Tim Cook meets with Apple store employees in China.
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Tim Cook hasn’t been shy about proclaiming China Apple’s future biggest market, but right now it’s causing the most problems.

According to analysts at Oppenheimer, Apple’s “Reality Distortion Field” is fading in China, as iPhone sales drop 20 percent. That’s at least twice as bad as any other market.

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

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Don't give up your data while you travel.
Don't give up your data while you travel.
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Today in Apple history: iTunes ditches movie trailer downloads

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This was no longer possible after May 24, 2013.
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May24May 24, 2013: Apple begins phasing out the option for users to download movie trailers from its once enormously popular trailers.apple.com website.

The move signifies a major change that is taking place in the way customers consume content, with the decline of digital downloads and the continued rise of streaming services like YouTube and Netflix.

New video reveals redesigned iPhone 8 in all its glory

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Is this what the new iPhone will look like?
Photo: Benjamin Geskin

Designer and leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted a short video online, showcasing what he claims to be an identical dummy unit of the iPhone 8.

Backing up a lot of previous rumors about the next-gen handset, Geskin’s iPhone features a curved glass infinite display, lack of physical Home button, and vertical dual camera setup. Check it out below.