Microsoft engineer in China says that there will be a Surface Phone before editing his comments

There is some hope among consumers that the foldable device that Microsoft has been seeking patent protection for, is the long rumored Surface Phone. Yesterday, a Microsoft engineer might have accidentally given away the news that the Surface Phone is real and is coming in the not too distant future. On a Q&A site in China called Zhihu, someone wrote in to complain about the poor integration of Cortana on Android.

The Microsoft engineer, writing on Microsoft Asia Research Institute’s Cortana support account, blamed the lack of permissions on the operating system as the reason why Microsoft’s …


Adobe Lightroom gets new features to offer better picture editing on your phone

Lightroom, the app that gives you plenty of extra features to help you capture, edit and share great-looking pictures, has just received an important update for both Android and iOS platforms.

If you’re using an Android phone as your daily driver, Lightroom has brought some nifty features for you. For starters, App Shortcuts are now available to everyone with devices powered by Android Nougat and later devices, which will allow users to tap and hold on the app icon to quickly launch the app into popular modes.

With the latest version of Lightroom for Android, …

Photo editing app VSCO now lets users save their own "recipes"

If you’re into editing photos on your smartphone, then you’re most likely familiar with VSCO – one of the most popular photo editing apps on Android and iOS, and for good reasons. VSCO is chock-full of built-in filters, has comprehensive controls for adjusting different aspects of the image, and although the UI may come off as a bit cumbersome at first, it is indeed very capable.
But what happens when you spend some 10 minutes editing a photo and then you save it? Well, the result will always be there for you to look at, but the editing process will likely be forgotten …

For a limited time, you can score a $5 iOS photo editing app that animates your pictures, for free

Take a lot of pictures with your iOS device? If so, you might be interested in an app that animates your photos and brings them to life. Called Plotagraph+ Photo Animator, the app will normally cost you $4.99. However, for a limited time only you can install the app on your iPhone or iPad for free via a redeemable code. You can use a picture from your camera roll by clicking on “+,” or snap a new shot by clicking on the camera icon.

Set the direction of the animation by dragging the screen in the direction you want the movement to go. And if you only want certain parts of a picture to be …

Google Photos updated with new set of filters, advanced editing controls

Arguably the most popular photo editing app for mobile phones, Google Photos has just been updated with new features that further enhance its functionality.

As the title says, Google Photos now features some new dynamic filters that allow users to edit captured pictures and enhance them with just one tap. There’s an entirely new set of filters introduced in this update, so make sure to experiment with them.

Another improvement to the app is the addition of advanced editing controls, which enable users to tweak lighting, color, and many other aspects of a …

Rumor: Google working on social-media app for group photo editing

During Google I/O last year, the company introduced two social media apps, Allo and Duo. The former is a “smart” messaging app that allows you to integrate with other Google owned apps like Maps, YouTube and Assistant, in order to share directions, information and video clips. Duo is Google’s answer to FaceTime, a quick and dirty video chatting application. Now, there is talk of Google introducing a new app during Google I/O this year.

Google I/O 2017 runs from May 17th to May 19th, and during one of those days we could see the introduction of a group photo editing app. Users would create …

Adobe is integrating a voice assistant into a photo editing app with futuristic-looking results

Photo editing on smartphones and tablets is already a breeze, thanks to a large selection of apps with streamlined interfaces and ready-to-go tweaks such as filters, overlays, and frames. What’s the next frontier for taking mobile photo editing apps to another level of awesome? Adobe thinks it’s voice commands!

The Photoshop creators demonstrated a mobile photo editor with an integrated microphone button. Tapping it activates a voice assistant that quickly performs simple functions such as cropping and reframing, guided only by the user’s voice.

Adobe boasted that its speech recognition …

iPhone 6s Photo Editing Tips Video

Snapping a photo used to be about capturing that perfect moment. With Live Photos in iPhone 6S it is about a lot more.

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Live Photos is turned on by default and captures three seconds of video with each image.
Having taken your picture, you don’t have to turn to a third-party apps to edit your masterpiece.
In this video, we look at simple to use but surprisingly powerful photo editing tools that are part of the native Apple Photos app.

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