Huawei Mate 20 Flagship Set To Launch Tomorrow….

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Tomorrow, I’ll be at the London launch of Huawei Technologies, latest mobile handset equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), as the company pushes itself at the high end amongst its rivals Samsung Electronics as well of course as Apple.

Expected to be the most expensive Huawei phone to date, its rumoured it will ship with a Kirin 980 chip, expressly designed for AR functionality. This launch will be crucial to Huawei, this is going to be a top spec phone, with a high retail value, it has to succeed.

I’ll be heading for brunch first at OXO2  and from there, I’ll be whisked to the ExCel Centre, where the press conference commences at 2 pm with Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei.C

Determined to surpass Apple with regards shipments is a target they plan to reach. In July earlier this year, they shipped 100 million smartphones, a milestone that Yu publicly announced.

I’ll share all the news with you tomorrow, as I learn more… stand by for that!

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KickStarter – Pictar Pro | DSLR Your Smartphone

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We’re always interested to learn about innovative mobile photography projects and this one from Miggo sounds particuarly interesting. They’ve developed a product, called the Pictar Pro that bridges the gap between a phone’s power and camera’s usability with a wide set of physical controls and software features. The cherry on top is the phenomenal user experience: a pleasure-to-touch polished metal grip and an unmatched front-loaded intuitive user interface.

There’s a feature that particularly interests me, that’s the Pictar Pro Viewfinder. If you’re used to looking through camera viewfinders, or just find your smartphone screen too hard to see in bright light, then this could offer a great solution.

The Picture Pro has been designed to work with all smartphones, both Apple and Android, it’s an interesting concept. Their initial goal on Kickstarter was £19,074 but they have by far exceeded that with £142,135 pledged (at the time of writing) and with 36 days still to go.

You can learn more about this project here.

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OnePlus moves into the mainstream with new carrier and retailer partnerships ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 6T

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Today, OnePlus announces new partnerships with some of the UK’s most trusted networks and biggest retailers ahead of the OnePlus 6T launch on 30th October. Mobile operators EE and Vodafone will join our current successful partner, O2, in offering OnePlus devices, while retailers John Lewis and Carphone Warehouse will also be stocking the highly anticipated OnePlus 6T, alongside mobile distributor DataSelect.

Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus said: “Our dream is to give people a burdenless experience –  intuitive and powerful, combining style and versatility. The OnePlus experience begins long before someone uses our device – it’s in our community and through our partners. We’re constantly working to give people more options to enjoy OnePlus products, so we’re excited by our new partners in the UK.”

A Counterpoint research report highlighted how OnePlus has grown to be a Top 4 premium smartphone brand in the UK, and across Western Europe. OnePlus has a strong community in the UK, where there are over 1.5 million active forum members, making the UK forums the 3rd largest globally. The OnePlus 6 launch and pop-up events in London saw over 1,000 people queue up to see the device unveiled live.

Earlier this year OnePlus launched OnePlus 6, its fastest selling device ever, with over 1 million devices sold in just 22 days. This follows a revenue growth in 2017 that was double that of 2016 and recently the brand was identified as one of the top four premium smartphone brands in the UK.

OnePlus will launch its next device, the OnePlus 6T, on 30th October in New York.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (904) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and four of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection 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 @mitrydate with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 14 October 2018

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You’ll feel ravished after viewing this weeks blockbuster mobile photography and art showcase. This art not only gives pleasure to our eyes but also to our minds. Each artists’ acute eye, great instincts and improvisational impluses are all on abundant display. Complexities within our imagery can’t or won’t be unravelled, whether featuring, street photography, portraiture, still life, abstract; each image is both exact and indifferent, getting under your skin and changing how you see the world.  This art mixed with this life are inextricable, all writhing together, enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Donald Williams, Kike Navarrete, Gina Costa, R K, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Rob Pearson-Wright, Clint Cline, Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, Chris Feichtner, woltarise, Luison, Maarten Oortwijn, Francesco Sambati, Amo Passicos, Lydia Cassatt, Liliana Schwitter, Sheldon Serkin, Antii Tassberg, Gabriele Rodriquez, Lorenka Campos, selin1968, Hanni K, Milly M, Tero Kaiponen, Dixon Hamby, p.a.hamel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tomaso Belloni, Eduardo Llerandi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Joseph Cyr, Ale Di Gangi, Marguerite Khoury, Cellphone Only, Joanne Carter, Chad Rankin, Ryan Vaarsi, Victor Reynolds, Oola Cristina, Nick Kenrick.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – “The Mothering Blackness” Maya Angelou with @findflorentine

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Mothering Blackness’ by Maya Angelou. With a firm root in African American history, many of Angelou’s poems, such as this one, can be traced to the work songs slaves sang. The repeating lines give the sense of a refrain, and varying line lengths and numbers of syllables give an improvised feel. Songs passed down orally, such as work songs, are often narratives: this poem tells the story of a girl running back to “the mothering blackness.” The regularly indented lines also give the impression that at least two voices are speaking, which would have been the case in work songs that were almost always sung by a collective.

I have matched art work entitled ‘4 ma friends‘ by @findflorentine – yefri with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

Source poets.org

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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A Video Interview with the Google Pixel 3 Camera Team by DPreview

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We are so excited to republish this interview with our colleagues over at dpreview with the Google Pixel 3 camera team – what a scoop!  DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal recently sat down with Isaac Reynolds, Product Manager for Camera on Pixel, and Marc Levoy, Distinguished Engineer and Computational Photography Lead at Google, to discuss some of the innovations that have been incorporated into Google’s latest Pixel 3 smartphone. From computational Raw to machine-learning white balance, get an inside look at the Pixel 3 from the very people who worked on creating it.

The associated written article accompanying this video, can be viewed here.

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – Cristina H Melo @oilsforfun

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I really love it when we receive spontaneous emails from mobile photographers or their representatives, requesting we take a look at their or their clients work, particularly, when the work is as diverse and as interesting as this from Cristina Melo. We have featured a selection of her work her for you to view, in … Read moreInstagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – Cristina H Melo @oilsforfun

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (902) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and two of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection 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 @allophile_  – Joseph Cyr with this image untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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‘Wide Awoke’- Are Female Artists Worth Collecting? with Juta Jazz

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This time in our latest ‘Wide Awoke’ article Juta Jazz depicts her answer to ‘Are female artists worth collecting?’ in this creative video – take a look…

Several weeks ago, we announced our brand new ‘Women’ section within TheAppWhisperer and we kicked off with our first ‘Talking Points’ with the incredibly talented mobile artist, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago,where she visually channeled the creative argument of ‘what if I wasn’t me?’, envisaging herself as an artist whilst physically being a male, as opposed to female.Catherine Caddigan another accomplised aritst also contributed with a great ‘Talking Points’ entitled ‘What do we reveal to the camera’. We followed that up with a fabuolus insightful video from Susan Detroy,with her perspective vis-ƒ-vis the women’s movement, using her own self portraiture work and ethos. Successively we published the first in our Women’s ‘Wide Awoke’ section with Armineh Hovanesian and following work from  Deborah McMillion, Lynette Sheppard,Rita Colantonio Fleur Schim and Joyce Harkin.

For our ‘Wide Awoke’ section initially, we selected a challenging discussion at the Tate Museum, London. Recently, an article was published in The Guardian, by Helen Gorrill, suggesting that female artists are less likely to succeed now, than they were in the 1990s. Gorrill expressed “Today, when men’s artwork is signed, it goes up in value; conversely when work by women is signed, it goes down in value, and the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned”. And even more scathingly, “The Tate seems to align to these views by only collecting a ‘token’ proportion of work by women, who form the 74% majority of fine art graduates”, Gorrill goes on to say.

This of course, provoked much discussion here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, after all, this is one of the key elements to our new Women section, we want to drag out all these issues and more into the open.

We approached several female mobile artists and asked them this question ‘Are Female Artists Worth Collecting?’ and asked them to create a short video of their answer to our subheading of this section ‘Wide Awoke’. Today, we are incredibly proud to publish the sixth in this series by none other than female artist, Juta Jazz from

We really hope you enjoy this new section and of course, please feel free to leave comments below, this is a section about Womens issues but we invite all men to view and participate in commenting too.

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