As Apple is blazing through the iOS 8 announcements at WWDC 2014, and the latest is a big set of changes to Photos. With the latest version of Photos, all of your pictures and videos are instantly synced across your devices via your iCloud storage. The cross-device syncing extends into editing, including all of the new tools that are coming to the Photos app on iOS.
Apple has taken the wraps off a new Photos app for Mac at today's WWDC keynote event. Introduced on-stage by Craig Federighi, the new app is built with iCloud in mind, with a new look to fit with the OS X Yosemite visual style and "buttery smooth" scrolling.
If you own an iPhone and an Apple TV, it's easy to wirelessly beam your photos to the big screen using AirPlay. You can also use your own Photo Stream photos as your screen saver instead of the stock photos that come on your Apple TV. The best part is that as you take photos, they'll automatically update and you'll always have new and fresh photos for people to see!
For several years now, Apple has made the camera a priority on the iPhone. It's one of the world's most popular cameras, and every keynote for the last few years, an entire segment has been devoted to both its optics and its processing. With the upcoming iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c that's not going to change. Apple are masters of using software and hardware not only in tight integration, but in a way that creates far more than the sum of the parts. The iPhone camera is one of the best examples of that. So where can they take it next?
Cooliris is one of those apps you never knew you needed, until you tried it, and the latest update adds yet more services to its already impressive portfolio. For anyone not familiar, Cooliris pulls in your photos from tons of different sources such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google, Dropbox, and many more. This latest version adds three more to that list; Evernote, Tumblr and SkyDrive.
In today's digitally driven world, it's easy to take hundreds, even thousands of photos a month to store on our devices and share through social networks, but many of us rarely get physical prints any more. Now you can bring custom prints back into your home and workspaces with DeepSquare Prints by Static Pixels. These eco-friendly photos are printed directly onto recycled cardboard and look amazing considering they don't use high-quality photo paper (that are also ridden with toxic chemicals). Being cardboard, DeepSquare prints are also eye-catching and resemble canvas standouts.
Apple has added a host of new features to both the Camera and Photos apps in iOS 7, including enchanced sharing, fliters, and Moments. In addtion to sharing with Airdrop, Apple has also expanded the capabilities of shared photo streams, making them easier to use while adding the ability to share videos over iCloud. Moments arrange photos by date and location, allowing for better organization and easier navigation.
Amazon just extended their Cloud Drive offering on iOS, with the launch of the all new Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app. Much like the Android equivalent that launched back in November 2012, you can view, download and upload photos to your Cloud Drive right from your iPhone and iPod Touch.