The most exciting news this week was certainly Apple's announcment of its next big press event — and it's only a little over a week away! Lots of other cool stuff happened in the world of Apple, too, including improvements to iCloud and Apple Maps, some buzz on the next iPhone, and a good reason to reflect on Steve Jobs.
We've got an army of Mac minis this week, as Apple opens the gates of Refurbia and gives you all the computing power you need in a little tiny box. We've got a few more surprises under the fold, but really, check out these minis. You just wanna squeeze 'em!
Focus is the kind of app we never thought we needed, but once we started using it, we had a lot of fun. Functionally, Focus is pretty simple. The app allows you to crop photos, adjust the focal point of photos by blurring details, and adjust color vividness. Though Focus features only these few functions, it performs them well.
One of the criticisms of iOS apps is that rather than a lot of developers creating big apps for a wide range of tasks, you get much smaller products that only really do one thing. However, for us, that’s more of an advantage than a negative, because a small app typically provides a degree of focus and makes features accessible to more people. This is definitely the case when it comes to photography: it’s far easier for someone to prod the screen a couple of times to make a quick change to an image than be flung headlong into the Photoshops of this world.