Photography with the new iPhone 7 Plus

It’s always interesting to learn how a professional uses new gadgets, so this video with a professional photographer using the new iPhone 7 Plus for street photography is worth watching. Obviously the telephoto lense is a the hot new feature with the iPhone and he explains those advantages, while also addressing some of the limitations as well. Watch this and you’ll take better photos . . .

Apple moves beyond headphone jack with iPhone 7

AirPods

It’s been rumored for months, and now Apple has confirmed that the new iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack. This will likely disappoint millions of users who have invested in cool headphones over the years, but now it’s time to get new gear if you want the new iPhone.

Apple also introduced the new AirPods pictured above, which look like cool headphones but right away highlight one critical issue – these things will be very easy to lose! Big headphones are one thing, but these small ones can easily be lost as they’ll no longer be attached to a cord.

Apple points out that the new AirPods will be very easy to use as you can simply take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. You can put them in your ears and they connect instantly. They can sense when they’re in your ears and pause when you take them out.

So this will be an adjustment for many consumers, but Apple tends to change habits with their designs and it will be interesting to see how these new devices are adopted.

Apple’s iPhone fight with FBI continues

This fight drags on with both sides holding firm. Tim Cook has said he’s willing to take this one to the Supreme Court.

The FBI wants access to a terrorists phone. Apple wants to prevent creating a back door that can be exploited by hackers on phones in the future. Frankly, this is an overly simplistic overview in a case where all parties are describing the problem differently.

It will be fascinating to see how this plays out.

Bending the iPhone 6 Plus

Yes, you can bend your new iPhone 6 Plus, and that’s probably not a good thing. Does Apple have a serious problem on it’s hands? Does this also apply to the regular iPhone 6?

Do you need an Apple Watch?

Apple Watch

Apple has finally announced its new watch along with larger iPhones. They look pretty cool and have all sorts of interesting, if not novel, features. Other players have had similar watches on the market for a while now, so in some ways there’s little new here.

Still, the cache will be significant, and there are plenty of style choices as well. But the real question goes to whether you’ll need to even want one.

For me the answer at this moment is no. I’m already too addicted to the stream of information available through my phone. Have all of this on my wrist will just provide too many distractions.

What I’m most interested is easy recording, particularly sound but also video, that I can summon and then stop at any time. I haven’t heard that yet as a feature.