Friday, June 18, 2021

Quick hits 27

Wacky Tech

Phone Zoom

The technological advancements in the recent years when it comes to the cameras in our phones have been a marvel. Most of the newest phones in the market right now can produce images that can rival a mirrorless camera or a dSLR. As a photographer, myself, that’s something that can make my jaw drop from time to time. Of course, there will be nuances here and there but on the basis of daily usage and for social media purposes (to start with), phone cameras are your best friends.

So as image quality from phone cameras improve, has the zoom capability also improved? Tom’s Guide just published a comparison report on that particular subject. Click on this link to read more on that.


To be honest, it’s only after Apple’s recent event that I’ve become more familiar with this. In case, you haven’t heard, Apple’s latest iPhone release will support eSIMs. To be quick about it, eSIM is basically an “embedded” (hence the “e”) SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) on your phone. What that means is that you won’t need to worry about losing that tiny plastic with a chip in it that contains your mobile phone number and other pertinent data for your mobile subscription. Check out this article to know more about eSIMs. And here’s a quick look on the pros and cons of the eSIM.

Mobile Netflix

If you’re the kind who just can’t get enough of the service and you just have to have those movies and TV shows even while on the move, this should be good news for you. Cheaper Netflix while on the move. It’s being tested out already. And because it’s cheaper, it’s limited to just your mobile device, according to a report by Variety. It’s already confirmed that testing is being done in Malaysia as of this writing and it should be available to other markets as soon Netflix decides to make it so.

Before I go...

Here’s a YouTube tutorial for the photographers out there who are looking to master the Curves tool in Photoshop.


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