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Apple Teams Up With Zimmer Biomet for Clinical Study on Joint Replacement

Zimmer Biomet, a company that develops joint replacement products, today announced that it is working with Apple to improve patient experience with Apple Watch and iPhone following knee and hip replacements.

A new Zimmer Biomet mymobility app uses the Apple Watch to “facilitate a new level of connection” between patients and their doctors as they recover from major joint replacement surgery. Through the app, patients will be provided with “support and guidance” while preparing for and recovering from surgery, with surgeons able to use the data to “optimize care.”

In addition to collecting activity data and allowing surgeons to see recovery progress, the app can be used to send education and therapy reminders directly to patients.

Zimmer Biomet is launching a clinical study to determine the Apple Watch app’s impact on patient outcomes and overall costs for joint replacement patients. Knee and hip replacements are common surgeries with more than a million occurring each year in the United States.

As part of the study, which will enroll up to 10,000 people, Zimmer Biomet says that patients will use the mymobility app on the Apple Watch as they progress through the hip or knee replacement journey. Patient reported feedback will be combined with health and activity data from the Apple Watch to see how the mymobility app impacts care.

Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams said that with the Apple Watch and Zimmer’s app, patients will be able to participate in their own care in ways not previously possible.

“We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care,” said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Apple. “We are proud to enable knee and hip replacement patients to use their own data and share it with their doctors seamlessly, so that they can participate in their care and recovery in a way not previously possible through traditional in-person visits. This solution will connect consumers with their doctors continuously, before and after surgery.”

Several facilities are participating in the new mymobility Apple Watch clinical study including academic centers, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers.

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Dell Introduces World’s First 49-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Monitor With 5120×1440 Resolution

Dell today introduced what it claims is the world’s first 49-inch curved monitor with an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 5,120×1,440 pixels.

The UltraSharp 49 is equivalent to two Thunderbolt Displays or other 27-inch Quad HD displays side by side. The expansive screen space can be used to display one desktop, or two with a picture-by-picture mode that displays two different Mac or PC sources side by side using the same keyboard and mouse.

The monitor is compatible with the latest 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, with connectivity via a single USB-C cable that delivers up to 90W of power. Other connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, five USB 3.0 downstream ports, and two USB 3.0 upstream ports.

The 3800R curvature of the screen enables a panoramic, immersive experience with a consistent focal length across the screen for eye comfort, according to Dell. The monitor has a viewing angle of 178° both vertically and horizontally.

The monitor has an IPS panel and LED backlight, with a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of 350 nits. DCI P3 isn’t supported, but it does show 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut. The monitor comes with a height-adjustable stand that tilts, swivels, and is compatible with VESA mounts.

The UltraSharp 49 has a 60Hz refresh rate when driven by a Mac or PC with powerful enough graphics, but it lacks Nvidia G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync technology, so it isn’t the best option for gamers. Instead, Dell is primarily marketing the monitor to those who work in fields related to finance and data analysis.

Anyone who could benefit from a massive amount of uninterrupted desktop space will likely find value in the UltraSharp 49, but the luxury comes at a cost. Dell says the monitor will be available Friday, October 26 in the United States, starting at a pricy $1,699.99. Its model number is U4919DW.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 12.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third update and a month after releasing the tvOS 12 update.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 12.1 beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode. Subsequent betas can be downloaded over-the-air.

We’re not yet sure what fixes and changes the tvOS 12.1 update might bring, but it’s likely to focus on bugs that have been discovered since the release of tvOS 12. No new features were discovered in the first three tvOS 12.1 betas.

Apple’s tvOS updates have historically been minor in scale, and Apple does not often provide us with detailed notes outlining what’s new, but we’ll update this post should any changes be found in the fourth beta.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 12Buyer’s Guide: Apple TV (Caution)
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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 5.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the third watchOS 5.1 beta and a month after releasing the new watchOS 5 operating system.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software update.

To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

watchOS 5.1 includes support for the Group FaceTime that’s also available in iOS 12.1 and macOS 10.14.1, with Group FaceTime calls able to be answered in an audio-only capacity on the Apple Watch. Group FaceTime allows you to chat with up to 32 people at one time.

The watchOS 5.1 update brings a full-screen new “Color” watch face option for the Apple Watch Series 4, with users able to choose between multiple shades. There’s also a filled-in circular color option for older Apple Watch models that joins the standard Color clock face.

Alongside macOS 10.14.1 and iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 introduces support for more than 70 new emoji characters like face with hearts, red hair, gray hair, curly hair, super heroes, kangaroo, peacock, parrot, lobster, cupcake, mango, and more.

No other new features were discovered in the first three betas of watchOS 5.1, but should we find something new in the fourth beta, we’ll update this post.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 5Buyer’s Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now)
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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the third beta and a month after releasing iOS 12, a major new version of the iOS software.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.1 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

iOS 12.1 includes several new features that Apple promised would come to the iPhone XS and XS Max. The beta introduces support for the eSIM, which is a digital SIM that lets you activate a cellular plan from a carrier without the need to use a physical SIM card.

Carriers will need to implement support for eSIM, which is likely to happen after iOS 12.1 launches. In the U.S., AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile will support eSIM.

The iOS 12.1 update brings a new real-time Depth Control feature, which lets you adjust the depth of field of your Portrait Mode photos before you capture them. Right now, in iOS 12, Depth Control is only available for post-capture editing.

If you tap on the “F” icon at the top of the screen while capturing a photo you use Depth Control to adjust the amount of background blur in an image.

In addition to these iPhone XS and XS Max features, iOS 12.1 reintroduces the Group FaceTime feature that was removed from iOS 12 during the beta testing period. Group FaceTime was present in many early betas but was ultimately removed because Apple needed more time to test it.

Group FaceTime is designed to let iPhone and Mac users conduct video and audio chats with up to 32 participants at one time, with new camera effects features included.

The update also adds more than 70 new emoji to iPhones and iPads, with options that include red hair, gray hair, curly hair, cold face, party face, face with hearts, mango, kangaroo, peacock, lobster, cupcake, and tons more.

As for bug fixes, iOS 12.1 addresses a charging problem that could cause iPhone and iPad models running iOS 12 to fail to charge when connected to a Lightning cable while the screen is off and it fixes a bug that caused iPhone XS and XS Max models to prefer 2.4GHz WiFi networks to 5GHz networks, resulting in perceived slower WiFi speeds. Both of these bugs have also been addressed in the iOS 12.0.1 update, released yesterday.

If any additional new features are found in the fourth iOS 12.1 beta, we’ll update this post with details.

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Apple Ending Safari Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in March 2020

Apple today announced on its WebKit blog that it is ending support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting in March 2020. TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is a security protocol used to protect web traffic.

Ahead of the planned deprecation, Apple recommends apps adopt TLS 1.2, which offers “security fit for the modern web.” Upgrading from TLS 1.0 and 1.1 provides the following benefits, according to Apple:

– Modern cryptographic cipher suites and algorithms with desirable performance and security properties, e.g., perfect forward secrecy and authenticated encryption, that are not vulnerable to attacks such as BEAST.
– Removal of mandatory and insecure SHA-1 and MD5 hash functions as part of peer authentication.
– Resistance to downgrade-related attacks such as LogJam and FREAK.

TLS 1.2 is the standard on Apple platforms and already represents 99.6 percent of connections made from Safari. Apple says TLS 1.0 and 1.1 account for less than 0.36 percent of all connections.

Other browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft’s Edge, are also planning to drop TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support starting in early 2020.
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Palm (2018) hands-on review


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Palm (2018)

Following dozens of rumors, the Palm brand is officially back from the dead — sort of.

It has been 22 years since the first PalmPilot released, and it has been eight years since Palm — the company behind popular Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) — became defunct. HP bought Palm in 2010, and decided to leave the brand behind but move forward with growing WebOS, the operating system used on Palm devices. HP then sold the brand off to TCL, which makes BlackBerry phones through a licensing partnership, and TCL now has a licensing partnership with a new group of people who have no historical attachment to the Palm brand.

As such, the new Palm device doesn’t have any attachment to the devices of old except for its name. It’s manufactered by TCL, and it’s a miniature device that’s as light on features as it is in weight. But here’s the twist — its key purpose is to help you disconnect from technology.

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Yes, it’s confusing, because the Palm is more or less a $350 smartphone that runs Android. It syncs to your primary phone so that you receive your notifications along with calls, and its built-in sensors allow you to track a variety of fitness metrics using third-party apps. It’s meant to act as your go-to device for weekend trips, nights out, or workouts. Why will it help you disconnect? The creators believe its small screen will put you off from wanting to use the Palm for long periods of time. We don’t know if that will work, but we got to spend some time with the phone to see what it’s like.

Sleek design, decent camera

When we say the Palm is meant to be a phone to take “on-the-go,” we mean it’s meant to accompany you to the bar or a party, or a weekend trip to another city. It’s not a rugged phone you can take hiking or kayaking, because it’s made of Gorilla Glass 3 with an aluminum frame. It does have an IP68 rating though, which means it can survive a dip in the pool.



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The Palm looks sleek, and its smooth curved edges make it comfortable to hold. Being tiny helps too. There are two color options available — silver and gold — with the latter looking far more luxurious.

The Palm looks sleek, and its smooth curved edges make it comfortable to hold.

On the front is a 3.3-inch HD (720p), LCD display with 445 pixels-per-inch. It looks bright and sharp, but it remains to be seen how easy it is to view content in broad daylight. There’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera here alongside a speaker. On the right edge is a power button and SIM card tray. Flip the device over and there’s a 12-megapixel camera stacked on top of an LED flash. It’s tough to ignore the striking resemblance to the iPhone XS.

While we didn’t get to take our own photos with the Palm, we did see receive some samples you can see above. We’re going to hold off commenting too much on the camera quality until we can test it ourselves, but the sample photos look promising.

In terms of security, there’s no fingerprint sensor on the Palm. Instead, you’ll have to use Android native facial recognition technology to unlock the device, which isn’t as secure as Apple’s Face ID, or you can just use a passcode or pattern.

It takes some willpower

Palm uses Verizon’s NumberShare to sync all of your calls and text messages from your primary phone using Verizon’s messaging app called Message+. You don’t need to activate a new line or use a seperate phone number. Once the two are connected, all of the notifications, alerts, texts, and calls you receive on your smartphone will also appear on the Palm. That way, you can simply switch between the two without having to take any additional steps.

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Even though it does receive all of the same notifications, the core feature of the Palm is meant to prevent you from constantly checking alerts. It’s called “Life Mode” — you can easily toggle it on or off via the Settings menu. All it essentially does is make sure the screen doesn’t turn on when notifications come through.

All it does is make sure the screen doesn’t turn on when notifications come through.

It’s really no different than Do Not Disturb on your smartphone, or a simplistic version of both Apple’s Screen Time and Google’s Digital Wellbeing, which are more intricate tools meant to help analyze and cut down on smartphone usage.

The creators claim the 3.3-inch display is supposed to deter people from wanting to scroll through social media and other apps, since large-screen phones are all the rage these days. At the end of the day, however, a screen is still a screen and we think people will still use the Palm to access all the apps they would on their primary phone. This ultimately becomes a test of willpower to force yourself to put the phone down.

Works better with Android than iOS

As with smartwatches, the Palm works better when your primary smartphone is an Android device. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo, and if you connect from an iPhone, the only incompatible service is iMessage. You’ll have to disable iMessage whenever you leave your iPhone at home if you still be able to get all your messages. Seeing as how the Palm is supposed to provide a quick “grab and go” solution, this might be a deal breaker for some.

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For calls and other texts, you’ll have to sync them through the Verizon Message+ app which you’ll have to download on both your iPhone and the Palm. From there, you’ll be able communicate with the outside world via SMS as well as phone calls all through the app. You’ll need to sync iOS contacts, mail, and calendar the way you would if you were switching over from an iPhone to an Android.

On one hand, this does beg the question of whether or not you need to have every iOS contact and calendar invite on your Palm. We’d most likely add important contacts like close friends and family. But if you’re going on a longer weekend trip and only want to bring the Palm, then you may want access to as many contacts as possible, just in case.

Performance, software, and battery

Under the hood of the Palm is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, which is a midrange chip that’s joined by 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and an 800mAh battery.

Scrolling through the Android 8.1 Oreo interface is fluid for the most part, but apps like Instagram and Spotify were slow to load. We didn’t run into any major problems in our brief time with the phone, but we’ll need to do more testing to put the Palm through its paces.

The Palm may run Android, but the interface is unlike anything we’ve ever seen on other Android phones.

The Palm may run Android, but the interface is unlike anything we’ve ever seen on any other Android phones. It actually reminds us of the Apple Watch’s app screen, with icons scattered throughout no particular order. The Google Play Store is present, so you’ll be able to download any app available. Google Assistant is also on board in case you want to use your voice to control certain functions.

Battery life varies on the Palm depending on how you use it. The company claims to last a little over three days on standby, but with Life Mode on, you’ll see about one full day’s worth of life. With full connectivity and Life Mode suspended, expect it to only last about eight hours. If you decide to use it to stream music over LTE and use GPS to track your workouts, it will only last three hours. These battery estimates are incredibly low, and it would worry us to take the Palm out anywhere for fear of it dying before we arrive back home.

Not the most ideal wearable

The company behind the Palm claims it doubles as a wearable, in a very loose sense of the word. There’s a G-Sensor, Glonass, GPS, Proximity sensor, E-compass, and Gyro all inside. With built-in GPS and Bluetooth connectivity, you can also use it to track your runs, walks, or bike sessions while streaming music through your headphones.

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While like that it’s small enough to fit in yoga pants and light enough to strap to our arm without weighing us down. But with a third-party app tracking some basic fitness metrics, don’t expect any type of detailed overview of a workout. It’s a better idea to go for a smartwatch like the Galaxy Watch or Apple Watch Series 4, complete with cellular connectivity, fitness tracking, and even a heart rate sensor. The battery on a smartwatch will also last longer than the Palm when working out.

Price and availability

The Palm costs $350, and will be available exclusively through Verizon in November. If you opt for a 24-month payment plan, the device will cost $14.58 per month. You can buy it with a two year commitment as well for $300. More importantly, Verizon NumberShare costs $10 per month and shares the data of your current smartphone plan.

We’re perplexed by the Palm. We’re not convinced of its purpose of being a secondary phone, and its battery life seems to be too short to really considered for other use cases. Either way, we’ll be spending more time with it to see what it’s like.


Personal info of 30,000-plus Pentagon employees compromised in contractor breach

The personal information of more than 30,000 Pentagon workers has been compromised as a result of a data breach at a contractor, revealing information as sensitive as credit card data. Although no classified material was said to be compromised in the hack, the actual date of the attack remains unknown. It was initially revealed on October 4, but security staff warned that it may have taken place earlier and merely gone unnoticed.

Despite the Pentagon running a number of schemes like “Hack the Pentagon,” to help harden its digital infrastructure against weaknesses, hacks and breaches have taken place multiple times in recent years. This latest one appears to be the fault of a contractor, who at this time remains unnamed. The results could be wide-reaching though, as both military and civilian workers were affected.

The Pentagon did confirm the breach in a statement but has attempted to downplay its impact. Pentagon spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Buccino said in a statement via APNews, “It’s important to understand that this was a breach of a single commercial vendor that provided service to a very small percentage of the total population.”

He went on to say that the Pentagon was continuing to look into the breach and that it would notify all of those potentially affected by it. The Department of Defense has since severed ties with the contractor reportedly responsible for the breach, although the unnamed vendor does still remain under contract.

This breach comes at a poor time for the U.S. government, which was only recently criticized by the Government Accountability Office, which suggested that although improvements had been made to the Pentagon’s security,  it still did not have adequate protections in place for its weapons systems. As new and more sophisticated cyber attacks become commonplace in peacetime and war, the GAO suggested that the Pentagon needs to improve its provisions against such tactics.

The security of government-sanctioned voting machines has also been brought into question in the lead-up to the 2018 mid-term elections in November. A recent Def Con event highlighted that even children were capable of breaching the machines’ security, potentially bringing into question any vote counting results achieved on such hardware in a few weeks’ time.

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Did your Windows 10 audio stop working after the update? Microsoft has a fix

Microsoft has released a patch for its recent Windows 10 October 2018 update which fixes an audio issue that has affected a small number of those who completed the update. The fix is now available via the Windows Update tool and joins a number of others that Microsoft has released in recent weeks.

The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 was the second major upgrade Microsoft has made to its flagship operating system in 2018. Following on from the April Update earlier this year, this most recent update brought with it a number of exciting features and fixes, but caused a surprising number of problems, too. There was the data deletion bug which halted the update’s rollout for a few days, CPU usage problems, and an audio issue, among others. Most of these, including the audio issue, have now been fixed, though.

The audio update has the catchy title of KB4468550, and Microsoft claims, via OnMSFT, that it, ” addresses an issue where after installing the Intel Smart Sound Technology driver (version via Windows Update or manually, computer audio may stop working.”

Simply running Windows Update (you can search for it in the Windows search bar) should download the new bug fix patch if you are affected by the problem, or you can download it manually from Microsoft’s Update Catalog if you prefer.

The bug itself materialized as a loss of audio entirely on affected systems. Users found themselves with no sound whatsoever, no matter what audio source or solution they used. Muting and unmuting made no difference, though some users did report having success with driver updates or rollbacks for their particular devices. Microsoft’s stopgap solution before the official fix was to uninstall the Intel Audio Controller driver, as per OnMSFT.

Although this latest audio issue with Windows 10 appears to have been fixed, there are other sound-related problems that you can run into with the operating system. If you apply the above update and don’t have the audio you want, or run into problems later, check out our guide to how to fix sound issues in Windows 10. We may have the tips you need to fix it.

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Adobe is bringing Photoshop to the iPad and, eventually, other tablets

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After bringing Lightroom to mobile devices, now it is Photoshop’s turn. During the Adobe MAX show, Adobe launched a preview of Photoshop for iPad, a move that the company says will bring all the tools of the full version to tablets. Photoshop sibling Lightroom also gains facial recognition to easily find photos of specific people, improved search and updated sharing tools.

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Adobe says the iPad Photoshop app is the real thing, based on the current desktop Photoshop code. The company says the iPad app will have identical tools to the desktop editor, including layers, masking, and even 3D tools. The iPad app will take a few versions to get to that same level of tools in order to launch the app faster, but Adobe says all of Photoshop’s tools are coming to iPad, and, eventually, additional tablets.

While the tools and the code base may be the same, editing with a mouse and editing with a touchscreen create vastly different workflows. While the iPad version of Photoshop will house the same tools, the interface gets a refresh to adapt to the new medium. On the iPad, the toolbars are smaller to leave more screen space to actual editing work, while a full-screen mode will still leave a mini icon available for tool swaps. The app will also be Apple Pencil friendly.

The touch interface also brings new touch controls — for example, photo editors can open the layers panel with a pinch zoom. Adobe says the app uses a context aware user interface, which minimizes unnecessary tools and opens toolbars only when that tool is in use.

Adobe stresses that the iPad app is the not a separate version, like Photoshop Express. Instead, the iPad version will be able to work with the same PSD files users create on the desktop. The program syncs edits between the iPad and a desktop using Creative Cloud, which means users don’t have to import and export to work on a single image from multiple devices.

Adobe is just launching a sneak peek at the upcoming iPad app — the company hasn’t yet shared when the app will launch.

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Photoshop on desktop users will also receive several new tools, as well as some smaller tweaks to improve workflow and fix minor annoyances. Oh, and Creative Cloud users now have the option to automatically install new versions of apps.

The launch includes a re-designed approach to Content-Aware Fill that gives editors more control over the final results. The tool, which is commonly used to remove objects from images, allows photo editors to choose which parts of the image is replicated inside the fill by choosing a sampling area. The tool also allows photo editors to scale or flip that area to create a more seamless fill. (The original Content-Aware Fill will also still be available).

Adobe also brought Symmetry Painting outside of the tech previews in an official debut. The tool mirrors brush strokes along an axis to create symmetrical designs in less time. Symmetry Painting can also be used along multiple axes to create mandala designs. Adobe also added a radial option since originally adding the tool as a tech preview.

Several changes to the app are aimed at workflow improvements and user suggestions. The undo keyboard shortcut will now continue to undo actions, in order, instead of reverting to a redo command after the first action. Photo editors will no longer have to hit enter to commit changes like crops before moving on to a new tool and transforming a layer automatically maintains proper proportions, no shift key necessary. Text can now be edited by a double tap from the move tool, instead of heading back to the toolbar to select the text tool.

Additional updates include the option to hide the later reference point, lock layers in place, preview blend modes, evenly distribute spacing between multiple objects, and a handful of other interface improvements. 

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Lightroom CC just gained some features the older Lightroom Classic CC doesn’t yet have. Artificial intelligence will now recognize faces and help users find specific images of people. People View automatically tags people and appears as a new section in the photo library. The photo editor and asset manager also gains search suggestions as you type.

A new Share tab inside Lightroom CC helps browse and access albums shared to Lightroom’s online interface. The tab also allows users to share to Adobe Portfolio and the company is also working with third-party companies to add options like sending images in for lab printing. On iOS and Android only, Lightroom CC allows users to filter which images to share to Lightroom Web using flags and stars.

Lightroom CC on the desktop is also now compatible with the Apple Photos Migrator to send photos between the two library systems.

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Lightroom Classic also sees a handful of small changes with the Max launches. Photo editors on Adobe’s desktop-only Lightroom can use depth maps from dual lens smartphones in the range masking tools to select areas of the image based on depth. Tethered shooting speed is also boosted in the latest version for Canon cameras, with an update for Nikon users still to come.

Adobe also simplified creating a panoramic HDR merge in fewer steps — instead of creating multiple panoramas first to layer into HDR, the merge options now include an HDR panorama tool. Adobe Camera RAW also gains the same feature. Beyond Photoshop and Lightroom, Adobe showed off updates to several other apps today, in addition to launching some totally new ones.

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