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The advancement of cameras within smartphones has prompted a wave of wannabe photographers, and with a seemingly endless list of apps available for said individuals to hone their new-found skills in the point-and-shoot department, mobile device owners are rather spoilt for choice. In terms of app categories, the photography section of the App Store is perhaps the most heavily loaded, and no matter what kind of snap you’re trying to achieve, there’s bound to be at least one hundred apps vying for your attention. But if you’re hunting for something that can take burst shots like no other, then you needn’t look farther than the appropriately entitled SnappyCam.
You see, while one can already take hundreds of shots per minute using any number of apps available for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there’s nothing out there quite like SnappyCam. When set at the minimum resolution, the app can churn out an incredible sixty shots per second, which, as the mathematicians among you will have already found, equates to 3,600 shots per minute.
Apple has released a small update to iTunes that fixes playback and iCloud issues. According to the description accompanying the update, the iTunes 11.0.5 release:
iOS has seen quite a few changes over the past few iterations, but while some, such as iMessage, have been every bit the success, other implementations feel somewhat unfinished, and it’s fair to say that the multitasking feature is a prime example of this. The process of killing apps in iOS 6 makes us wonder whether Apple indeed intended to make things as cumbersome as possible, but joining the growing list of tweaks to help enhance this feature is AppSwiper, a new entry to the Cydia Store that turns the system on its head.
As the name suggests, AppSwiper allows you to kill apps by simply swiping down in the icons situated on the home screen — no need for a double press of the home button. Of course, this means you wouldn’t necessarily know which apps are open, but luckily, AppSwiper also adds a color bar below the icon just behind the text, so you’ll be able to spot those currently running.
Apple has begun a graphics card replacement program for the 27-inch mid-2011 iMac, reports 9to5Mac. The news comes from a leaked memo issued to some Apple Support employees. The models in question first went on sale in May 2011 and were sold until October 2012. The program only affects 27-inch iMacs with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. Those models include Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports and, according to Apple, a AMD Radeon HD 6970M card that could fail.
From the leaked memo:
Beginning last night Apple has begun running Mac Pro teaser trailers in front of select films in cinemas across the country.
According to MacRumors, those that have seen the trailer says it shows the “sleek black curves of the product from multiple angles.” The trailer ends with the tag line “Fall 2013.”