Day: November 4, 2019

Outlook for Mac gets a new design and big performance improvements

Microsoft is bringing some much-needed improvements to its Outlook for Mac app. Starting this week, Outlook for Mac beta testers (in the Fast Ring) will be able to access a new design that comes with some significant performance improvements. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/4/20942050/microsoft-outlook-mac-new-design-features-performance-improvements-update-ignite

Apple pledges $2.5 billion to address California’s housing crisis

Apple is joining Google and Microsoft in acknowledging that tech companies are contributing to housing problems. It’s pledging a total of $2.5 billion toward more available (and importantly, more accessible) housing in California. Most of this will go directly toward lowering costs. Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/04/apple-pledges-2-5-billion-to-california-housing-crisis/

What is computational photography, and how it it making the iPhone and Pixel cameras better?

Phone cameras have undergone huge improvements in recent years, but they’ve done so without the hardware changing all that much. Sure, lenses and sensors continue to improve, but the big developments have all been in software. Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/04/upscaled-computational-photography-pixel-deep-fusion-explainer/