Photoshop gets axed on iOS as Adobe preps new retouching app

Bye-bye, Photoshop Touch.

Bye-bye, Photoshop Touch.

Adobe is killing off its mobile version of Photoshop. But fret not, a replacement is on its way.

In a blog post detailing its strategy for mobile apps, Adobe said Photoshop Touch will be taken off the App Store on May 28. A new retouching app codenamed “Project Rigel” is in the works and will be released later this year.

Read the rest of this post »

Artist Richard Prince cashes in on others’ Instagram photos

Inkjet "paintings" from a body of work by Richard Prince from Instagram.

Inkjet “paintings” from a body of work by Richard Prince from Instagram.

Instagram users, adjust your privacy setting and remember the name Richard Prince.

Should he request to follow you, he could one day “appropriate” your pictures and make thousands of dollars off you.

Prince featured 38 screenshots from his Instagram feed in a show in New York City last fall and at the Frieze Art Fair earlier this month, and some of the people featured are just now finding out about their pictures appearing in giant form on gallery walls.

Read the rest of this post »

NSA hijacked Google Play to install spyware

The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The National Security Agency and several of its allies around the world have hijacked connections to multiple Android app stores to plant spyware on hundreds of millions of devices.

According to a top secret document leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the Google Play Store, Samsung’s app store, and UC Browser, a web browser that’s incredibly popular in China and India, were the main targets.

Read the rest of this post at Cult of Android »

Online romance budding? Send her fields of flowers with this drone film

Fields of flowers in the Netherlands as seen from a drone.

Fields of flowers in the Netherlands as seen from a drone.

If flowers are your photographic muse, you use a macro lens to create pictures from a bee’s-eye view.

But consider what a bee sees when it flies. Voormedia in the Netherlands did, flying a drone and filming over breath-taking flower fields in bloom that may have you wanting to give your macro the day off.

Shooting is easy in Keukenhof or Noordwijkerhout in the spring where acres and acres of vibrant pinks and purples bloom at once. Watch the short YouTube video below and you’ll make room in your bag for a quadcopter and GoPro camera.

Read the rest of this post »

Worthless 16GB iPhones will finally die out this year

not-enough

We need more than 16GB.

Apple might finally be ready to upgrade the storage on the cheapest iPhones 6s model later this year, and it could happen sooner than expected. As someone who upgraded to the 64GB 6 Plus only because 16GB is just not enough, this is great news.

iPhone 6s rumors are starting to pick up steam this week and new research report is backing up two previous rumors that Apple’s newest iPhone will enter mass production in June, with the baseline model getting a storage upgrade to 32GB.

Read the rest of this post »

Protect your private information with lifetime access to Blur for 74% off [Deals]

cultofmac-blurpremium

Some things are best kept to yourself—like your credit card information. If you want your private data to stay that way while you’re shopping online, this privacy solution from Blur has you covered. Get a lifetime of access to the Premium plan for just $49.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Read the rest of this post »

Google Fiber customers get automatic fines for piracy

...and Google will remind you of that.

…and Google will remind you of that.

Those who choose to obtain music, movies, and other wares illegally will want to think twice about switching to Google Fiber. Some subscribers have reported receiving automatic fines via Google for allegedly downloading pirated material.

Read the rest of this post at Cult of Android »

Oops! Apple Store gaffe may have spilled the iPhone 6c early

Notice anything different?

Notice anything different?

Is Apple preparing to deliver a refreshed iPhone 5c? A product image on its own online store shows what could be a new iPhone 6c sitting atop the new Lightning iPhone dock. The device carries the same plastic back we’re already familiar with, as well as a Touch ID sensor.

Read the rest of this post »

The charging secret behind Apple Watch retail displays

Apple Watch supply is finally catching up with demand. Photo:

The only charging Apple Stores want to worry about is charging your credit card.

If you wonder how the Apple Watches on display in retail stores differ from those you can buy, some new photos that surfaced online answer the question.

And it involves a built-in Lightning charger.

Read the rest of this post »

Hockey’s goalie mask saved face and grew into a bulletproof work of art

Jacques Plante made history in 1959 when refused to play after a facial injury without a protective mask.

Jacques Plante made history in 1959 when he refused to play hockey without a protective mask after suffering a facial injury.

In hockey’s early days, if you took a puck to the kisser you got stitched up and put back on the ice. No goalie would dare wear a protective mask — fans considered it unmanly. Coaches worried their netminders would lose their courage. Reporters echoed these judgments in their stories.

Hockey’s goalie mask saved face and grew into a bulletproof work of art But after stopping a hard wrist shot with his face early in the first period of a game against the Rangers in 1959, Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante refused to return without the crude, flesh-toned fiberglass mask he used in practice.

The press fussed at him, but Plante believed playing without a mask was like a skydiver jumping without a parachute. Plante’s ghoulish face cover went on to win over goalies, became an enduring symbol of the game and even evolved into a high-tech artistic statement for today’s goaltenders.

Read the rest of this post »