Thanks to a partnership with legendary camera-maker Hasselblad , the OnePlus 9 Pro has one of the most hyped phone cameras in recent memory. It's a savvy move because the cameras on OnePlus phones have been a step behind those from Apple, Google and Samsung. The OnePlus 9 Pro is the first phone released under the Hasselblad union. Unsurprisingly, it has the best camera system on any OnePlus phone ever made. It's capable of taking great photos, and the phone's ultrawide camera goes toe-to-toe with the one on the iPhone. Aside from having its name on the camera bump, Hasselblad's biggest contribution on the 9 Pro is color calibration, which results in photos with a nice, natural, subdued look. Sometimes the iPhone and its SmartHDR can oversaturate colors. At $969 and £829, which converts roughly to AU$1,490, the OnePlus 9 Pro is $130 less than $1,099, £1,099, AU$1,849 price of Apple's impressive iPhone 12 Pro Max . Cut through the chatter Subscribe to CNET's Mobile … [Read more...] about iPhone 12 Pro Max vs. OnePlus 9 Pro camera comparison
Contents > Which iPhones have Portrait Mode? > How to take Portrait Mode photos > Portrait Mode tips > Tips from the professionals > How to use Portrait Lighting > How to turn off Portrait Mode Portrait Mode is an arty photo format that first arrived with the iPhone 7 Plus. It uses the twin-lens camera that's present on the back of some iPhones to create an artistic depth effect, whereby the subject is in focus and the background is blurred. If you use Portrait Mode in conjunction with the new Portrait Lighting effects that arrived in iOS 11 you can get photos that are "Studio quality" (Apple's right to say that has been confirmed in courts of law no less!) While we'd be the first to admit that our Portrait Mode photos aren't as stunning as the ones a professional photographer might take, the effect certainly can help you take some stunning photos of friends and family. Before we start explaining how to use Portrait Mode … [Read more...] about How to use iPhone Portrait Mode
Toronto Public Health will not release detailed information on COVID-19 infections and deaths of vulnerable senior citizens in long-term care homes, the city’s top public health official said Tuesday. Dr. Eileen de Villa made the remark as the death toll at Eatonville Care Home in Etobicoke reached 27, surpassing Seven Oaks home in Scarborough as the hardest-hit Toronto seniors’ facility in an epidemic ravaging some homes. As of Tuesday afternoon 38 Toronto long-term care homes — where residents have significant health needs — and 14 retirement homes had experienced COVID-19 outbreaks. Seniors home outbreaks had claimed the lives of 69 residents. On April 2 de Villa’s department reported one COVID-19 case at Eatonville. Asked Monday about the status of the outbreak there, de Villa told reporters she had no specifics and would follow up. Hours later the home itself confirmed 25 virus-related deaths after residents were notified and told reporters. De Villa defended Toronto … [Read more...] about Toronto Public Health won’t release COVID-19 details for specific seniors’ homes
We’re now in the decade of ambient computing — and if you didn’t notice, that’s part of the plan. Ambient computing is all about A.I. decisions made without human involvement, and it has big implications for the world of technology. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting new field of computing. Ambient computing history and definition Ambient computing is a broad term that describes an environment of smart devices, data, A.I. decisions, and human activity that enables computer actions alongside everyday life, without the need for direct human commands or intervention. Essentially, computers quietly take care of stuff in the background. The phrase was coined in the 1990s but first became prominent in the mid-2010s. Even then, it wasn’t until around 2018 that it turned into a buzzword regularly used by Google, HP, and organizations throughout Silicon Valley. In 2020, thought leaders assumed it would, at last, be the big year of ambient computing . Things weren’t … [Read more...] about What is ambient computing?
Hidden low-grade stressors lurking in your home can magnify your pandemic anxiety. Source: Joshua Ness/Unsplash Everyday surroundings can keep us in a state of low-grade stress that we ordinarily might not recognize. Chances are you’ve become so used to clutter, noise, harsh lights, and other environmental stressors that you don’t notice they add to your pandemic strain. Studies show that under environmental pressure, your stress hormone levels can escalate even when you’re not aware of it. Over time these hormone levels take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here are six major sources of low-grade stress that could be lurking in your personal space . 1 . Environmental Pollutants Scientists say that steady exposure to loud noises such as traffic, aircraft, and railway engines raise stress levels that can lead to high blood pressure even heart attacks. Plus lawnmowers, car engines, and loud music increase stress levels and interfere with your concentration … [Read more...] about Are Hidden Low-Grade Stressors Adding to Pandemic Strain?
NEED a shot of sunshine? Give your meals a tropical vibe by eating a rainbow of fruit and veg, starting with these tasty recipes. The bright, colourful dishes, courtesy of Morrisons.com , are just what we need to chase away the winter blues. What’s more they are bursting with goodness and tick the box for all those healthy new year resolutions. Jewelled rice salad Makes 6 servings - 94p each Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 2 minutes Additional time: 60 minutes chilling YOU NEED: 500g long grain rice, microwavable for speed 6 tbsp mixed fresh herbs, finely chopped 1 tbsp lemon juice 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ½ mango, peeled, stone removed and flesh diced 75g dried apricots, finely chopped 75g dried cranberries 100g pomegranate seeds METHOD: Mix the oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs together in a large serving bowl. Season … [Read more...] about Chase away the winter blues with Mrs Crunch’s colourful and tropical recipes