IQMZ Tech EP 18: High Phone Pressure
Apple updated their iPhone line up at last week’s event titled “By innovation only”. Announced were the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, along with the Apple Watch Series 5.
Adobe announced a new “Auto Reframe” effect in Premiere Pro that makes it much easier to change aspect ratios while editing video. Powered by Adobe Sensei, their AI engine, Auto Reframe will intelligently crop video to the preferred aspect ratio keeping the subject in the frame and scaling text overlays automatically.
Google’s Pixel 4 XL is receiving the Apple iPhone treatment in that pictures of the as-yet-unannounced phone are leaking constantly. Three cameras, dual flash, and edge-to-edge screen can be seen in the photos. Still no word from Google on when it will be announced or released.
Continuing with the phone rumors, the OnePlus 7T is rumored to unveiled on Oct 15th. All indications is that this will be an incremental upgrade to the OnePlus 7 Pro series.
Discord, the chat and forum style application aimed at gamers, has decided to phase games out of their Nitro subscription service on Oct 15th. They are offering refunds to players who will not be using the subscription service without the gaming. For those willing to stay on board, Discord is planning to improve other aspects, such as upping the upload file size limit to 100MB.
In an article titled “Would the Internet Be Healthier Without ‘Like’ Accounts”, Wired questions the value of the algorithmically charged pursuit of ‘likes’ and other instant feedback methods on social media.