Apple throws shade at Android in hilarious iPhone ads

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Up your selfie game with Portrait Lighting.
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Apple is back with a new set of ads aiming to get Android users to switch to iPhone. The two new ads showcase Portrait Mode and Portrait Lightning on the newest iPhones, while also bragging about the App Store’s security compared to Google Play.

Watch them both:

How to add extra filter packs to the iPhone’s Photos app

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Captured, edited, and filtered, all inside the Camera and Photos apps.
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One lesser known ability of the Photos app on your iPhone is that is can use third-party filter packs. If you install a photo-editing app that supports them, then you can apply that apps filters without ever leaving the Photos app. This makes it super quick to add sophisticated effects to your pictures, and you can revert to the original photo at any time in the future.

Today we’ll see how to use these filter packs, and look at a couple of great apps that have them.

Instagram will soon let you download all your old photos

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Instagram is eyeing more of Snapchat’s features.
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Leaving Instagram is about to get a lot easier.

With pressure rising on its parent company to give users access to all of their data, Instagram says it plans to release a tool that will let you download all of the content you’ve shared on the social network.

iPhone could get third rear camera lens in 2019

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Three is better than two, right?
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Apple plans to increase the number of rear cameras on the iPhone next year, according to the latest rumor out of Asia.

2018 iPhone rumors are just starting to kick into full swing, but a Tawainese newspaper claims to have some inside info on some upgrades that are coming to next year’s model.

Apple drops some photography tips in new iPhone ads

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iPhone X takes the best still images.
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Want to take your iPhone photos to the next level? Apple’s got a few tips that just might do the trick.

The iPhone-maker dropped two new ads today that are focused on helping iPhone users improve the composition and framing of their photos. Apple’s new how-to videos cover using the telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. There’s also some info on how to experiment with framing.

Watch both ads right here:

Apple targets Android switchers in latest series of simple ads

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iPhone has better support.
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Apple is hoping to convince Android users to switch to iPhone with its latest set of short ads that highlight some the iPhone’s best features.

Five new ads were published by Apple this afternoon covering everyone from ease-of-use to customer support. Most of the ads are less than 15 seconds long and similar in style to the simple campaign Apple launched last year.

Watch all five ads right here:

Name your price for expert photo lessons and stock images [Deals]

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Get this bundle of photography courses and resources for whatever you want to pay.
Get this bundle of photography courses and resources for whatever you want to pay.
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Photography is one of those things that can make you more marketable, or just more happy. It’s an art, a skill, a form of communication, and a way of developing new relationships to the world around you.

Photography gets deep, and so does this bundle of photo lessons and resources. And it can be yours for whatever you want to pay.

Name your price to learn photography like a pro [Deals]

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Name your price for a massive set of photography lessons and resources.
Name your price for a massive set of photography lessons and resources.
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We live in a world saturated by images. So it’s extra hard to make photographs that stand out, especially as a professional.

Whether you’re looking to make a living or just make nice pictures, it pays to get expert instruction. Unfortunately, that instruction is also something you have to pay for. But not with this packed bundle of photography lessons and resources. Right now, it’s yours for whatever you want to pay.