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Daily Deals: Crucial 960GB SSD, Jongo T2 speaker, Garmin Vivofit

04/24, 1:10pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 24, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we search online and offline retailers for discounts, offers, and sales on an array of hardware and software for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today, we cover the still-active deals from throughout the week, while the new deals list includes a sub-$300 960GB SSD, the Pure Jongo T2 wireless speaker, and the Garmin Vivofit fitness band.


Daily Deals: Sony Action Cam, 3D scanner, Seagate 4TB NAS

04/23, 1:45pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 23, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, that time of the day when the staff of MacNN and Electronista search the Internet for sales, discounts, and offers, compiling the more notable items into a single post. The usual recap of still-active deals is joined by a Sony Action Cam, a 3D scanner, a Seagate 4TB NAS, and a new way to discover deals for yourself.


Hands On: Tiffen Dfx v4 digital filter suite with video demo

04/23, 11:36am

New filters style, enhance video like filters for photographs

For more than 70 years, Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of professional filters for photography and film. Generally, their premium glass filters are the first thing that comes to mind for anyone who hears the name "Tiffen." These filters would need to be applied at the time the photos or videos were being shot, but now in the digital age they can be applied in the post-production world as well with Tiffen's Dfx filter packs. Earlier this year, an update to version 4.0 was released, and we got our hands on a set to see what changes have been made.


Ricoh adds GPS, 'Pixel Shift Resolution' to Pentax K-3 II camera

04/23, 6:50am

Second-generation Pentax K-3 gains astrophotography functions

Ricoh has launched an updated version of its Pentax K-3 digital SLR from late 2013, improving a few elements while keeping the rest the same. Just like the original, the Pentax K-3 II has a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, but this time Ricoh has introduced a Pixel Shift Resolution system, which uses the camera's shake reduction mechanism to move the sensor in single-pixel increments and capturing four images, combinable into one higher resolution photograph.


Daily Deals: HP 350 G1 notebook, Technics headphones, SSDs

04/22, 1:29pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 22, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers for discounts, offers, and sales for you, the discerning reader. A recap of still-active deals from earlier in the week follows the new batch, including a Core i7 notebook from HP, DJ headphones from Technics, and a pile of SSDs


Hands On: RetriCam 1.0 (iOS)

04/22, 7:35am

Apply the filters before you take the picture

We've spoken before in this space about the importance of sweet filters when it comes to posting pictures on line. Generally, the user takes the picture, and then plays around with filters to see which one will make the image really pop. RetriCAM by Sergii Gerasimenko is here to cut out the middle-man. This app has a variety of "live" filters which are applied to the app's camera view before the picture is taken. So there's no fiddling around with the image -- the picture is already vintage or stylized as soon as it exists, and is ready to post immediately. While we're not sure this was a problem that really needed to be solved, RetriCam does have a couple of really sweet filters.


Daily Deals: Toshiba notebook, PlayStation Vita, daVinci 3D Printer

04/21, 2:09pm

MacNN and Electronista Deals for April 21, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, that time of the day when we search online retailers for discounts, offers, and sales on hardware, software, and gadgets for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Yesterday's still-active deals are joined by a Toshiba notebook, a bundle for the PlayStation Vita, and a $350 3D Printer


Adobe Lightroom CC updated, aims at Apple Photos

04/21, 1:01pm

New version adds mobile to desktop photo sync, slideshows, facial recognition

Adobe today announced a major update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan with the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that improves performance and gives users new tools to edit, enhance, organize and present photos. Adobe's Creative Cloud Photography also includes mobile capabilities including the ability to automatically sync photos with Lightroom CC on the desktop, and Lightroom on mobile devices allowing users to access and edit their entire catalog of photos on iPad, iPhone as well as Android smartphones and tablets.


Daily Deals: iPad Air 2 Retina, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, Kindle Fire HD 7

04/20, 3:22pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 20, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista trawl the Internet for discounts, offers, and sales on electronic goods for you, the discerning reader. Since it is the start of a new week, all old deals have been removed from the list ready for new items, including discounts on the Apple iPad Air 2 Retina, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, and the Kindle Fire HD 7.


Daily Deals: Belkin WeMo, Dell laser printers, Garmin Vivofit

04/16, 2:14pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 16, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we find great offers, discounts, sales, and deals for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today's recap of still-active deals from earlier this week comes alongside new items including the Belkin WeMo Wi-Fi enabled light switch, an all-in-one laser printer from Dell, and the Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band.


Daily Deals: driveless QNAP NAS, Titanfall, daVinci 2.0 3d printer

04/15, 11:45am

MacNN and Electronista daily deals for April 15, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, where the staff of MacNN and Electronista scour online retailers to find discounts, offers, and sales for you, our discerning readers. A recap of still-active deals from the rest of the week follows the new deals batch, which includes one of the cheapest 3d printers we've seen, a great gaming monitor from Monoprice, and a six-pack of LED lightbulbs to save even more money!


Apple buys Israel-based camera sensor maker LinX

04/14, 4:01pm

Company continues to expand presence in country with latest acquisition

CNBC is reporting that Apple has acquired camera technology company LinX, which creates camera sensors utilizing multi-aperture imaging alongside image processing tech to improve general performance in cameras, including low-light capture, color fidelity and more. The Israel-based firm has been successful at creating sensors that can pack more information into images (allowing for some refocusing, similar to the technology used in Lytro's "light field imaging") in smaller cameras.


Sony reveals Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V, WX500 18.2MP compact cameras

04/14, 9:40am

New Cyber-shots boast 30x optical zoom, flip-up rear display

Sony has unveiled a new collection of Cyber-shot digital cameras, with slimline bodies and a few Alpha-level functions. The HX90, HX90V, and WX500 are extremely similar compact cameras, using an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor with a Bionz X image processor, with the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens providing a 30x optical zoom, a 35mm equivalent of 25mm to 750mm, and a digital zoom of up to 60x.


Red Camera Weapon ships with 6K sensor, 8K upgrade on the way

04/13, 3:49pm

Latest Red camera capable of 8K video capture at 75fps

Red Camera has revealed its latest cinematography camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, with the potential for 8K video. The Weapon is the newest camera body to use the 6K-resolution Dragon sensor, though the company is giving customers the ability to upgrade the sensor to an even higher 8K-resolution version, when it ships at a later date.


Apple updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor

04/13, 12:52pm

New 3D title support, expanded camera formats, precision color grading, more

On Monday, Apple upgraded its professional video suite, Final Cut Pro, and two of its supporting programs, Motion and Compressor. Final Cut is now up to version 10.2, which features better 3D title support, more camera formats, the ability to view more scopes simultaneously, and improved masking. Motion, now at version 5.2, also includes more options for 3D titles, with more third-party options coming soon. Compressor 4.2 gets a general speed bump, and improves its ability to make a movie sale package for iTunes.


Garmin Virb X, Virb XE action cameras offer data overlays for videos

04/13, 10:46am

Onboard sensor data can be added to Virb X, Virb XE videos

Garmin has added another two imaging devices to its Virb camera range. The Virb X and Virb XE are action cameras that are not only capable of shooting high-definition video in rugged environments, but can also monitor what is happening in the environment around it, overlaying various gauges and other extra information on top of the recorded video.


Daily Deals: Sonos Play 5, Windows 7, Linksys routers

04/10, 12:06pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for Friday April 10, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, the time of day when the staff of MacNN and Electronista trawl the Internet for offers and discounts for you, our discerning readers. A recap of earlier still-active deals follows, headed up with news offers, including a heavy sale on refurbished Linksys routers and access points, the Roku 3 streaming media player, and a rare sale on the Sonos:Play 5 streaming speaker.


Hands On: HelloCamera v0.9.99 (iOS)

04/10, 7:20am

Unique and quirky camera app that offers a lot for beginners!

Photography apps are a personal choice to a lot of us, and what one person likes, another may hate. That is one of the biggest reasons we check out so many camera and photography apps here, as an attempt to give you as many options as possible. As a true labor of love, we checked out HelloCamera, a quirky little camera and filter app with some interesting features.


Daily Deals: Slingbox M1, Vizio ultrabooks, Sennheiser headphones

04/09, 1:58pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 9, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, the time of day when the staff of MacNN and Electronista trawl the Internet for offers and discounts for you, our discerning readers. A recap of earlier still-active deals follows, headed up with news offers including the Slingbox M1, some open-box Vizio ultrabooks, and some Sennheiser Audiophile headphones.


DJI Phantom 3 drones unveiled with Advanced, Professional variants

04/09, 7:52am

Phantom 3 Professional can record 4K footage, stream live feed to YouTube

DJI's latest drone launch is a flying machine capable of recording 4K-resolution while in the air. The Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced are drones equipped with stabilized cameras, allowing it to be used for various aerial filming situations, with each able to travel at a range of up to 1.2 miles from the user over DJI Lightbridge, while also maintaining a live HD video feed for the pilot.


Hands On: Photos 1.0 (OS X)

04/09, 7:43am

Apple's new photography app is superb

Ditch iPhoto, ditch Aperture, ditch Light -- okay, no, let's not go crazy here. You should probably keep Lightroom if you have it and definitely also Photoshop or Pixelmator. Hold on to those because Apple's new Photos app does not replace them -- but it is so very good that you'll find yourself using them less. You may also find yourself taking more photos. You just won't realize that the first time you open up Photos. This free app, included in the new OS X 10.10.3, is a very bald, white, minimalist application that initially takes some time to get going.


Daily Deals: $200 Sony NEX, OCZ 240GB SSD, notebooks

04/08, 3:10pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 8, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN and Electronista search the Internet for discounts, offers, sales, and other items for our discerning readers. Today, the catch-up of still-active deals is accompanied by a new wave of offers, including a large collection of notebooks, the Sony NEX-F3K/S for $200, and a 240GB SSD for $100.


Canon unveils XC10, EOS C300 Mark II 4K video cameras

04/08, 1:19pm

High-resolution 4K-capable Canon cameras aimed at professional market

Canon has unveiled a pair of video cameras capable of capturing 4K footage, but are located on two different ends of the market. The XC10 is a high-end video camera that will cost $2,500 when it goes on sale, while the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is aimed at cinematographers, and is estimated by Canon to carry a hefty price tag of around $20,000 when it ships later this year.


Daily Deals: Sony Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, WQHD monitor, Sony Alpha A3000

04/07, 1:31pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 7, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, where we scour online retailers for offers, savings, and discounts for you, our discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. As well as a recap of still-active deals from yesterday, today's new items include the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, a 27-inch WQHD monitor, and the Sony Alpha A3000.


Daily Deals: Belkin surge protectors, Samsung NX300, Sennheiser

04/06, 3:18pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 6, 2015

Hello and welcome to Daily Deals, our regular look at the online discounts and offers available for purchase by you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Since it's the start of the week, all the older deals have been wiped from the list, with the new deals including the Samsung NX300 at less than half price, Belkin surge protectors, and Sennheiser headphones.


Microsoft Office Lens for iOS, Android scans documents, whiteboards

04/05, 5:14pm

Office Lens originally launched on Windows Phone, out on iOS, in preview for Android

Microsoft is making an Office app it released last year for Windows Phone available to iOS and Android users. Office Lens is an imaging app that effectively turns a smartphone into a scanner, allowing users to electronically keep track of receipts, forms, letters, and other paperwork using their device's camera, storing it on Microsoft's OneNote and OneDrive cloud services for later retrieval.


Dell shows mainstream 24 inch, 2560 x 1440 IPS P2416 display

04/04, 10:36am

New display eschews 5k, curvature for home, office

Dell has unveiled a new display -- the Texas company has released the P2416 display, a 24-inch 2560x1440 IPS display. Alongside the mainstream display, the company is offering an advance shipment replacement guarantee if a single bright pixel is discovered within the three year warranty period.


Daily Deals: 4TB Seagate NAS, Acer Chromebook, Slingbox 350

04/02, 1:27pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for April 2, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for discounts and offers for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. The usual list of still-active deals from earlier in the week are joined today by a refurbished Slingbox 350, an Acer touchscreen Chromebook, and a 4TB Seagate NAS for $130, along with other new offers.


Hands On: PDFpen Scan+ 2.0 (iOS)

04/01, 8:33pm

Point and scan feature makes this app quick and convenient

From the makers of PDFpen for Mac and iOS comes the newly-updated PDFpen Scan+ which is a way to quickly photograph documents and turn the text into something you can then copy out, email, or reuse anywhere else. The new version now automatically crops photographs, so you don't end up with hundreds of shots of the edge of your desk. It also increases the speed of scanning thanks to new automated features.


New QuarkXPress 2015 shipping on April 28

03/31, 4:18pm

Upgrade offer extended to previous owners for $249

Today Quark Software announced that QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark's design and layout tool for print and digital publishing, will be available on April 28. The company claims that QuarkXPress 2015 will deliver increased performance with a new 64-bit architecture, efficient print and digital production, and many of the most user-requested features. The new version of QuarkXPress will continue to be sold as a perpetual license.


Daily Deals: 960GB SSD, MacBook Pro, Fujifilm camera bundle

03/31, 2:12pm

MacNN and Electronista deals for March 31, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the regular post where we scour the Internet for discounts, offers, and deals for our discerning MacNN and Electronista readers. Today, we recap the still-active deals from yesterday, and the new additions to the list this time includes a 960GB SSD for under $300, discounted Mac minis and MacBooks at Micro Center, and a Fujifilm FinePix bundle at Best Buy.


Hands On: Hydra 1.0.2 (iOS)

03/31, 9:06am

Take combined photos to get one gorgeous one

You can't make a camera be better than it is, but you can have a good go: Hydra 1.0.2 for iOS aims to create high-resolution images by taking and combining many, many shots in quick succession. The results depend gigantically on what you're photographing, and how steady your hand is, but it can work well and even when it fails, it can be rather pretty.


Hands On: Lo-Mob v1.8.69 (iOS)

03/31, 7:33am

Unique app offers photography filters not found elsewhere

Photography apps are our bread and butter here, and we've taken a look at quite a few of them -- so we consider ourselves experts in some regard. One of our favorite types of apps are analog photography filter apps, especially those that offer unique effects. We took a look at Lo-Mob, an app that promises to help lend an authentic feel of experimental analog photography to your digital pictures.


Daily Deals: MyCloud 6TB, 512GB mSATA SSD, Dell refurb monitors

03/20, 12:10pm

Daily deals for Friday March 20, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour the Internet's major retailers to uncover the finest price cuts and discounts on technology and software for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today's recap of deals from earlier in the week is accompanied by a bunch of new additions, including a heavily discounted gaming laptop, a waterproof HTC digital camera, and a MSI mini-PC!


Epson adds Perfection V39 to consumer scanner line

03/20, 10:40am

New scanner features 4800DPI scanning, robust software

Earlier this week, Epson America added the Epson Perfection V39 scanner to line of Epson Perfection scanners. Featuring 4800 dpi optical resolution for high-quality scanning, no warm-up time and buttons to scan directly to e-mail and PDFs, the compact Perfection V39 has been designed to simplify scanning, restoring and sharing content.


Hands On: Enlight 1.0.1 (iOS)

03/20, 7:11am

One comprehensive app for photo editing on a mobile platform

Enlight by Lightricks wants to be your one-stop-app for editing, manipulating, and applying filters to your photos on iOS devices. We're pretty sure everybody can agree that the application of sweet filters and presets is certainly the easiest way to liven up an image, and Enlight certainly has its share of those. However, the app is also a full-featured image manipulation package with a clean-looking and easy-to-use interface.


Apple issues security, iPhoto updates for OS X Yosemite

03/19, 5:50pm

Early 2015 MacBooks, MacBook Pros get separate version

Apple on Thursday has updated OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 (only) with a new security update. While details are not available, the update could possibly be the first to address an https vulnerability known as FREAK, which can compromise secure web browsing on a variety of systems and applications. In addition, the company has issued an update for iPhoto to further help with the eventual transition to Photos, as well as clear up a few bugs.


Pixelmator iPad update 1.1 includes watercolor painting, color picker

03/19, 9:14am

Speed-boosting update to image editor free to existing users

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator 1.1 -- a major update to its image editor for the iPad. Pixelmator 1.1 comes with a unique watercolor painting technology, a collection of artist-designed watercolor brushes, a new Color Picker, and stability and speed enhancements.


Nvidia reveals GPU improvements in 'Pascal' architecture

03/17, 11:18pm

NVLink, higher memory bandwidth expected in Pascal release next year

Nvidia has outlined what to expect from its graphics cards in 2016, by detailing its upcoming GPU architecture refresh. Following on from the Maxwell architecture used in today's graphics card launches, Pascal promises to provide a performance increase of up to ten times that of current generation cards, making it more useful for supercomputing and intensive processing tasks.


Nvidia details GeForce GTX Titan X GPU, Quadro M6000

03/17, 6:52pm

High-end graphics cards formally revealed at GTC

Nvidia has revealed more details for two high-end graphics cards at the GPU Technology Conference earlier today. The GeForce GTX Titan X, initially unveiled as the company's new flagship card for PC gaming at the Game Developers Conference earlier this month, was joined by a new professional card in the Quadro range called the Quadro M6000.


Carbon3D promises revolution in 3D printing with new CLIP technology

03/17, 11:12am

Printing much more rapid, material strength much greater with new tech

Carbon3D today emerged from stealth on the main stage of the TED conference with a new approach to polymer-based 3D printing that the company promises will advance the industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing. The new Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin instead of printing them layer-by-layer.


Acer ships 25-inch WQHD 'zero-frame' display in United States

03/16, 9:45pm

New Acer monitor has 2560x1440 resolution, slim bezels

Acer has started to ship a new high-resolution WQHD monitor in the United States. The Acer H257HU IPS display has a resolution of 2560x1440, with the manufacturer packaging the 25-inch panel inside what it describes as a "zero-frame" design, namely using a slim bezel on the sides and top of the panel, and a thin brushed-metal strip at the bottom of the screen for controls.


Hands On: Black + White Camera HD (iOS)

03/16, 11:14am

Pared-down app offers stunning black and white results

There's something about black and white photography that we really admire. Maybe it's the boldness, maybe it's the implied vintage feel, or maybe we're just photography snobs at heart. Whatever the reason, we decided that we'd check out Black + White Camera HD by SixAxis, which is an app solely devoted to taking only black and white pictures.


Google adds 360-degree video support to YouTube

03/15, 6:26pm

Chrome, Android app users can view 360-degree videos, iOS Android app support incoming

Google has added support for 360-degree videos to YouTube, allowing users of the video-streaming service to select their point of view. The new addition will give video producers and viewers a new way to watch videos, as well as giving content creators and developers more content which could be used by virtual reality headsets in the future.


Daily Deals: Manga Studio EX5, discount iTunes credit, 1TB SSD

03/13, 11:16am

MacNN and Electronista daily deals for March 13, 2015

Welcome to Daily Deals, the weekday post when the staff of MacNN and Electronista search for discounts and deals on hardware, software, games, gadgets, and other tech for you, our discerning readers. Today, in a particularly storage-heavy edition, we've got the 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD, a bare 4TB hard drive intended for network-attached storage, and an inexpensive Epson WorkForce desktop printer.


Eyefi Mobi Pro adds selective transfers to wireless SDHC card

03/12, 8:53am

New Eyefi release allows for selected photographs to be transferred over Wi-Fi

Eyefi has revealed the latest in its line of memory cards with built-in Wi-Fi, to help cameras without wireless connectivity share their images. The Eyefi Mobi Pro builds on top of the existing wireless transfer functionality offered by its predecessors, with the card able to send RAW files over Wi-Fi to host devices alongside JPEG files, along with a few other useful functions that photographers may welcome.


Olympus adds night photography modes to Stylus SH-2 compact camera

03/11, 7:18am

Stylus SH-2 has same five-axis stabilization, 16MP sensor as SH-1

Olympus has launched an update to the Stylus SH-1 it revealed last year, with relatively few changes. The Stylus SH-2 compact camera has the same classic retro stylings as its predecessor, as well as a similar 16-megapixel sensor combined with the TruePic VII image processor and a 24x optical zoom providing a 35mm equivalent of 25mm to 600mm, but this time Olympus has added more functions related to night photography.


Briefly: iMovie updated to 10.0.7, Digital RAW to v6.0.3

03/09, 5:26pm

Command line tools also updated for 10.10.3 beta testers

Alongside a recent update by Apple to its Digital Camera RAW Compatibility plug-in, the company on Monday updated iMovie for OS X to version 10.0.7. The latter update, along with a minor update for command-line tools, allows iMovie to work with Photos for OS X, which is unreleased but available to testers in the current 10.10.3 beta update, and adds support for Sony's XAVC-S format. The RAW update brings compatibility for a number of cameras to Apple's current three photo programs.


Hands On: Vintagio (iOS)

03/06, 7:00pm

Macphun's retro video app is Instagram for video

Vintagio by MacPhun takes video and images from an iOS device, and lets the user apply filters to give them a retro look. As an example, here's a very dull video where one of our reviewers stupidly crosses a river by walking along something that isn't meant to be used as a bridge while it's raining. Directly below it, is a slightly more amusing version of the same video with a built-in effect and soundtrack from the app applied.


Briefly: Imgur iOS app relaunches, Sling TV gains AMC, IFC

03/05, 7:11am

Imgur releases second iPhone, iPad app

Imgur, the image hosting service, has launched a new app for iOS devices. The free app provides quick access to popular images on the service, as well as voting and commenting on individual photographs, and managing the user's own image collection. This is Imgur's second attempt at the mobile app, as the original iOS version wasn't "native to the platform," founder and CEO Alan Schaaf told The Verge. An Android app is currently available, but Imgur is apparently planning to update it, bringing it in line with the iOS version.



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