What’s In My Bag: A Travel Photographer’s High End Kit For Landscapes, Astro & More

Andy Luten (@realandyluten) is a proud Texan from Dallas, but he loves leaving home to go see, and photograph, the world. “It makes coming back home more fun!” In 2012 Luten founded a travel blog as a creatve outlet. via Technology and News Today https://alphauniverse.com/stories/whats-in-my-bag-a-travel-photographers-high-end-kit-for-landscapes-astro-and-more/

iOS 14.5 is out now with new Face ID mask features and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency

Apple has begun rolling out iOS and iPadOS 14.5. The latest software update includes the new App Tracking Transparency feature, which lets users decide whether to allow apps to track their activity “across other companies’ apps and websites” for advertising purposes. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/22403554/apple-ios-ipados-14-5-now-available-iphone-unlock-face-mask-app-tracking

Alpha 1 Receives Gold Award & Highest Rating Ever From DPReview

DPReview recently completed their extended review for the Sony Alpha 1. After examining the camera’s handling and controls, image quality, autofocus, video performance and more, they gave the Alpha 1 the Gold Award and a 93% rating, the highest rating DPReview has ever given a camera. via Technology and News Today https://alphauniverse.com/stories/alpha-1-receives-gold-award-and-highest-rating-ever-from-dpreview/

watchOS 7.4 arrives with an easier way to unlock your iPhone

Along with iOS 14.5, Apple has rolled out updates to its other operating systems. One of the key features of the latest iOS firmware is an easier way to unlock your iPhone. As long as you’re wearing an Apple Watch running watchOS 7. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-watchos-iphone-unlock-macos-tvos-homepod-181749610.html

Apple announces new $1 billion North Carolina campus and $80 billion additional US spending

Apple has announced new spending plans for the US, including the establishment of a 3,000-employee “campus and engineering hub” in North Carolina and the commitment of an additional $80 billion in investment across the country. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/22403407/apple-us-spending-new-north-carolina-campus