‘Brought To Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Lorenka Campos from Texas, US

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others that … Read more

New 12.9″ & 10.5″ Apple iPad Review – From an Art Perspective by Susan Murtaugh from Wisconsin, US

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We are so proud and delighted to publish this thoroughly non technical but utterly intelligent, astute and well-informed iPad review by a remarkably talented iPad Artist, Susan Murtaugh from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, US, an artist whom we admire so much. Murtaugh purchased the brand new Apple  iPad 12.9″ and 10.5″ this week, these are her thoughts and conclusions. To my mind, these are the most relevant and important reviews artists’ can read – enjoy!

 

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‘Brought To Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Catherine Caddigan from the US

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores the mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others … Read more

Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Rino Rossi from Italy

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‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how … Read more

Latest Apple iPad Pro 10.5 inch Review via iMore

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I want to thank Susan Murtaugh for sending me a link to this fabulous and it really is, review of the Apple iPad 10.5″ via iMore. In this review the author compares many features of the previous models with regards, display, speed -chipsets, connectivity, cameras, video, apps and accessories.  The author is Rene Ritchie from Montreal and I will definitely make a point to get to know him better.  I will attach a link to his full review.

In the meantime, Murtaugh is crafting a dedicated iPad review for us, specifically relating to Mobile Art, of which she is of course renowned. As soon as we have that, we will publish it here.

Link to iMore Review

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Apple iPad Pro, in 10.5-inch & 12.9-inch Models, Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Display & Breakthrough Performance

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iOS 11, Coming This Fall, Brings New Features That Make iPad Pro Even More Powerful

Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 per cent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-new Files app, customisable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil, iPad Pro gives users the ability to be even more productive and creative.

“These are by far the most powerful iPads we’ve ever created with the world’s most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the powerful new A10X Fusion chip and the advanced camera system of iPhone 7,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “Together with iOS 11 these new iPad Pro models will radically change what users can do with iPad.”

The Most Advanced Display Featuring ProMotion

The stunning, redesigned Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion, a new technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content. With ProMotion, Apple Pencil is even more responsive with an industry-best, 20-millisecond latency for even more fluid and natural drawing. ProMotion also improves display quality and reduces power consumption by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content.

The advanced Retina display is Apple’s brightest iPad display yet and features antireflective coating, making content easier to see indoors and out. True Tone dynamically adjusts the white balance of the display to match the light around you for a more natural and accurate viewing experience. A wide colour gamut enables iPad Pro to deliver digital cinema-standard colours.

Groundbreaking Performance Powered by A10X Fusion Chip

iPad Pro delivers groundbreaking performance, connectivity and versatility to tackle the most demanding tasks. The powerful new 64-bit A10X Fusion chip provides performance that is faster than most PC laptops shipping today, so tackling complex tasks like editing photos and 4K video, rendering 3D images or playing games feels effortless. A six-core CPU and 12-core GPU deliver up to 30 per cent faster CPU performance and 40 per cent faster graphics performance than the industry-leading A9X chip, while delivering all-day battery life.1

iPad Pro is the perfect device to shoot, edit and share pro-quality photos and videos. It features the same advanced front and back-facing cameras as iPhone 7, including a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation, along with a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. iPad Pro also features a four-speaker audio system, providing powerful, clear and rich stereo sound in any orientation. An embedded Apple SIM2 and support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE Advanced3 make it easier to stay connected when traveling in more than 180 countries and regions.

Touch ID on iPad Pro is more responsive and gives users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad, keep personal information private within apps and approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store. With Apple Pay on iPad, paying for physical goods and services within apps or on websites in Safari has never been easier.4

iOS 11 Introduces Powerful iPad Features

iOS 11, coming this fall, introduces powerful new features for iPad, including:

— a new customisable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen;

— improved multitasking, including a redesigned app switcher that brings Spaces to iOS, making it easier to move between apps or pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over;

— the new Files app that keeps everything in one place, whether files are stored locally, in iCloud Drive or across other providers like Box, Dropbox and more;

— Multi-Touch Drag and Drop, which is available across the system to move text, photos and files from one app to another, anywhere on the screen;

— a new document scanner in Notes, which lets users easily scan single or multi-page documents, removes shadows and uses powerful image filters to enhance readability; and

— deeper integration with Apple Pencil, with support for inline drawing to write along text in Notes and Mail, Instant Markup to easily sign documents, annotate PDFs or draw on screenshots, and a new Instant Notes feature, which opens Notes from the Lock Screen by simply tapping Apple Pencil on the display. New searchable handwriting makes it easy to search for handwritten text or characters.

Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard

Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, available for purchase separately, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro. Advanced sensors in Apple Pencil measure both pressure and tilt for natural drawing, annotating and note-taking. A new full-sized Smart Keyboard has been custom designed for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, offering a thin yet durable keyboard that never needs to be charged or paired over Bluetooth and is easily foldable into a protective Smart Cover.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 4 June 2017

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The more you look at this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, the more you will become aware of the sublime power of this unique art form. Within each image we sense a subtle conversation, mixing styles from around the world, each creating a joyously new form. Each image saturates us in a cultural dialogue, the view is one of ecstasy, enjoy!

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

Catherine Caddigan, Giulio Giacconi, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Sarah Kuhn, Isabel Afonso, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Clint Cline, Linda Hollier, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tania Konnerth, Giancarlo Beltrame, Cristina Rossi, Jun Yamaguchi, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Michael Trombley, Mark Walton1, Paul Yan, Brendan O Se, Kamruzzaman Masud, Paul Toussaint, Tsvetan Ganev, Allyson Marie, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Marguerite Khoury, Tracy Mitchell Griggs, borisbschultz2009,  Armineh Hovanesian, Tessfra, Luc Borell, Kate Zari Roberts, Poetic Medium, Robin Robertis, Angie Lambert, Albion Harrison-Naish, Gianluca Ricoveri, Eliza Badoiu, Giulia Baita, Marguerite Khoury, David Hayes, David DeNagel, Susan Rennie, Andrea Koerner, Louise Whiting, Voytov Danil, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Dominique Torrent, Heather McAlister, Shel Serkin, Julia Nathanson.

Music this week is ‘Collide’ by The Shakespeares (link)

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