The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Rita Colantonio from the United States

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We have a new section at TheAppWhisperer.com and it’s called The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Rita Colantonio from the United States. She has created a very tantalising appropriation family recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

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New AirPods Are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case

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Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionised the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week.

“AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.”

The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronisation. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.”

The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case.

Pricing and Availability

  • AirPods with standard charging case will be available for £159/$159 and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for £199/$199 and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for £79/$79 on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.
  • New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com and the Apple Store app.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,008) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and eight of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @wphotonick with this image, entitled ‘Laura, I am your mother’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,007) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @basakaytek – Basak Aytek with this image, entitled ‘Kafamda bir tuhaflık var!

To view more of her work, please go here

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On My Radar – Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by Deborah McMillion from the United States

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our fifth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Deborah McMillion from the United States.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 17 March 2019

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Thank you for sleeping with us’, read the headline on my bill as I checked out of a hotel in Amsterdam this week. It amused me ‘thank you for sleeping with us’, why would they use that expression? Was it a nod to the infamous red light district around the corner? Being thanked for sleeping with someone, is a little patronising, don’t you think? I’ve not been thanked for sleeping with anyone before, neither have I returned the sentiment. If I was, I’d feel as if I had just completed a service, as opposed to sharing a vivaciously intimate moment.  Or were they implying, how important it is to sleep well and to be ‘well slept individuals’? The bed and pillows were delightfully comfortable, more so than most and had I had the time to achieve the recommended eight hours, this would have been the place to do it. We’re under pressure from so many areas as the world unravels on so many levels and we are under increasing pressure to achieve eight solid hours sleep but surely this must be ideology at its purest? We have to make time to sleep but what if our time is not our own, as was the case in Amsterdam, it was a press trip. However, I did manage to etch out a few awoke solitary moments, in between meetings and they were divine. This was an adventure, I told myself, an intriguing quest, and one that I would regret not seeing through at least a little further along the way. I walked into the hotel restaurant, found a seat backing against a wall (my preferred seating placement), I could see all who approached me, as I ordered North Sea Chowder with a glass of Prosecco, from the attentive waiter, what could be more ambrosial?  I delighted in the process, as the waiter asked if I was dining alone and I replied with glee, ‘yes’, he removed the opposing cutlery as the chilled Prosecco slipped slowly down my throat.  It’s possible to carve out special moments, just for yourself, you just need to be disciplined enough. Self care is a radical act, let’s all to try to have a #selfcaresunday.  The feminist poet Audre Lorde says: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, hereYou can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week: Peter Wilkin, Lorenka Campos, Paul Yan, Paul Toussaint, Isabel Afonso, Catherine Caddigan, Ile Mont, p.a hamel, David DeNagel, Barbara Nebel, Karen Axelrad, Vadim Demjianov, Rob Pearson-Wright, Deborah McMillion, Linda Hollier, Rita C, Allyson, Tomaso Belloni, Yasuo Furue, 1968selin, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Kat McClelland, Candice Railton, Gina Costa, Fleur Schim, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, Hanni K, Kate Zari Roberts, Barbara Braman.

Music this week is ‘If Only For A Moment’ ©The Weak Need

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,005) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @jimsiphone – Jim Perdue with this image, untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 10 March 2019

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Why does anything exist at all? I’m an optimistic, don’t worry, but it’s a question which we all spend our lives trying, increasingly strenuously to avoid. Human life, is always held up against the massive fact of nature, impervious and indifferent to man. If we knew our exact end of life date, would we live our lives differently? When humans have brushed up close to death, they do live differently. I know that I do. I was lucky to survive at 24 years old with very serious liver tumours and luck really did play the main part in my survival. Consequently, I have felt on borrowed time ever since, I may live to be 101 like Dorothea Tanning, however it’s most unlikely, I have a short shelf life. But the great virtue of living to that age, is that you get lots of bites of the cherry, you can keep readjusting your career, keep coming back, keep reinventing yourself. This weeks mobile photography & art showcase is a colossal Kubrickian symphony of images, I am an evangelist for it, enjoy!  I’m off to Amsterdam this week for a few days, I’ll fill you in on that, post NDA, have a wonderful week everyone, keep creating, live everyday as your last, as I do.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Peter Wilkin, David DeNagel, nini_nini, Barbara Nebel, Catherine Caddigan, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Cristina Rossi, Clare Pickett, Ritacall, Paul Yan, Allyson Marie, Candice Railton, Albion Harrison-Naish, Karen Axelrad, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, borisbschulz2009, Gina Costa, Susan Rennie, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, woltarise, Arko Rayhan, Deborah McMillion, Ade Santora, Vadim Demjianov, Lydia Cassatt, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Linda Hollier, Tricia Dewey.

Music this week is ‘Everytime I go’ by Sarah Sample

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Women in Mobile Photography & Art – International Women’s Day

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We are so proud to collaborate with some of the world’s finest female mobile photographers and artists. Every single day they are fabulous but we wanted to ensure they all receive special recognition today.  We’ve listed just a tiny few of the thousands that we represent and those that choose to support us too (I am so sorry that I can’t list everyone!). To every single woman who is part of TheAppWhisperer (TAW) Community – know that TAW is also an abbreviation for The Amazing Women! Thank you for all that you do.

Cara Gallardo Weil, Gina Costa, Bobbi McMurry, Jaime Glasser, Ile Mont, Meri Walker, Lee Atwell, Ilana Buch-Akoundi, Maria Cecilia de São Thiago, Christine O Sobczak, Barbara Nebel, Jill Lian, Jane Schultz, Susan Rennie, Lorenka Campos, Armineh Hovanesian and Helen Breznik.

(If you’re reading this and want to be more involved and perhaps edit a section/column of our website, please get in touch, we’re always looking for experienced and committed mobile photographers and artists to join the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website – send me a message – joanne@theappwhisperer.com)

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Will AI-generate Art Excitement, or Fail To?

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It’s only a matter of months since Portrait of Edmond de Belamy – a 19th Century style portrait generated by artificial intelligence – sold for $432,500, against a valuation of below $10,000. Some are predicting a gold rush of AI-generated art.

But things don’t look so positive on this side of the Atlantic. This week, Sotheby’s put Mario Klingemann’s Memories of Passersby I under the hammer, selling for £32,000, well below the estimate of £40,000.

So why did it fail to excite?

Tim Ensor, Commercial Director Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge Consultants, comments:

“The ‘first-ever’ hype surrounding Portrait of Edmond de Belamy created an inflated value. The value of future AI-generated art will come down the to the same interpretation of creativity and value that art buyers have applied for centuries.

On its own, AI will not resonate with people on a creative level or make a significant impact on the art market. Mario Klingemann said that “neural networks are my brushes”, but creativity and artistic talent cannot be abstracted away like that. Buyers need to see the brush work, in addition to the machine.  

It won’t be long before AI-generated art makes a major and sustained impact in the art world, by combining emerging AI techniques with the artist’s imagination in ways never seen before, but only where the human creativity and ingenuity remains clear. At this point, we may not even be aware that AI has played a role.”

Food for thought…

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