App Review: Tadaa SLR vs. iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens

App Review: Tadaa SLR vs. iPhone 7 Plus Dual Lens

bokeh2The iPhone 7 Plus dual camera allows you to create photos with incredible SLR effects. You don’t have to buy a iPhone 7 Plus to get that great effect. You can do it right now with the Tadaa SLR app which can really do some equally work. You can take photos with a bokeh effect. That is name of the half blur half focused effect that the iPhone 7 Plus does using dual lenses. If you look at the picture it is indistinguishable from expensive SLR cameras. The Tadaa SLR allows you to keep objects in focus and automatically blurs the background image. You can take pictures from within the app or use a picture from your camera roll. With the Tadaa SLR you can keep playing with the picture until you get just the right shot. So keep tinkering with in until you are satisfied because you undo several previous actions. After you have done what you need to do with the image. You can share the picture with Facebook, Twitter or save it to your phone.
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Pro:  Tadaa SLR brings you depth-of-field and bokeh without the need for expensive gear.

Con: I get the feeling that the resolution is not as great after processing. To be fair, no 3rd party apps don’t normally retain qualify with a few exceptions.

Cost: Free

Aye/Nay: This is a Aye. No need to wait for the iPhone 7 Plus to get this feature.

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How to Have a Successful Long Distance Relationship

How to Have a Successful Long Distance Relationship

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Technology is great and I clearly love it. It can help your heart beat when it naturally does not do it on its own. It can also help you become an instant sensation on Instagram or Twitter. You can also watch technology evolve with society in near real time. For instance Snapchat was once used by tweens to sext. Which is the practice of sending naked pictures to one another. As deplorable as that is, the technology is now a billion dollar company used by heavy weight companies and celebrities alike. Tinder too also had a seedy beginning. It was the known as the hookup app. However I personally know people who have met on Tinder, got married and are still happy. I say all this to set up the stage freeing your mind from preconceptions. Long distance relationships were once looked at with fear. It can be hard to deal with not having someone to cuddle after a long day at work and there are no romantic dinners. While the fear of being in a committed long distance relationship will never go away it can however be manageable. Long distance relationships do not have to be overly complicated and impractical. My goal is to show you how to make long distance relationships work. 

Couples in a long-distance relationship call each other every 2.7 days. On average couples in a long-distance relationships will visit each other 1.5 times a month.

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These Are The Best Fall Video Games We’re Looking Forward To

These Are The Best Fall Video Games We’re Looking Forward To

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Fall is officially here which means that the leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are a lot cooler, a presidential election that could be a video game or a very funny Saturday Night Live skit if it was not true life. Speaking of video games, fall means we can look forward to some stellar games. There are games being released for every platform this fall. There are so many titles coming that we had to just break down the best ones you really need to be checking for. While most games are set some delays are to be expected. Such as the release date The Last Guardian which is constantly in flux.

September

  • Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade | PC | September 23rd
  • Darkest Dungeon | PS4, PS Vita | September 27th
  • FIFA 17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, PC | September 27th
  • Forza Horizon 3 | Xbox One, PC | September 27th
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice | 3DS | September 27th
  • XCOM 2 | PS4, Xbox One | September 27th
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits | 3DS | September 30th
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls | 3DS | September 30th

October

  • Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide | PS4, Xbox One | October 4th
  • Mafia III | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 7th
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash | Wii U | October 7th
  • 100ft Robot Golf | PS4, PSVR | October 10th
  • Dragon Quest Builders | PS4, PS Vita | October 10th
  • Gears of War 4 | Xbox One | October 11th
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider | PS4 | October 11th
  • WWE 2K17 | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360 | October 11th
  • PlayStation VR | Hardware | October 13th
  • Shadow Warrior 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 13th
  • Skylanders Imaginators | PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360, Wii U | October 16th
  • Battlefield 1 | PS4, Xbox One | October 21st
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI | PC | October 21st
  • Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 25th
  • World of Final Fantasy | PS4, Vita | October 25th
  • TES V: Skyrim Special Edition | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th
  • Titanfall 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 28th

November

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 4th
  • Mario Party: Star Rush | 3DS | November 4th
  • PlayStation 4 Pro | Hardware | November 10th
  • Dishonored 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 11th
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4, Xbox One | November 15th
  • Watch Dogs 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 15th
  • Killing Floor 2 | PS4, PC | November 18th
  • Pokémon Moon | 3DS | November 18th
  • Pokémon Sun | 3DS | November 18th
  • Final Fantasy XV | PS4, Xbox One | November 29th

December

  • Gravity Rush 2 | PS4 | December 2nd
  • Steep | PS4, Xbox One, PC | December 2nd
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS | 3DS | December 2nd
  • Dead Rising 4 | Xbox One, PC | December 6th
  • The Last Guardian | PS4 | December 6th
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After 21 seasons, KG, The Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett Retires

After 21 seasons, KG, The Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett Retires

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The end here after a great 21 seasons. KG, The Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett has decided to walk away from the NBA and retire.Kevin Garnett might be one of the most underrated and yet arguably one of the most influential player in the league from the past 20 years. He was that guy that inspired people to think and act different. Like Kaepernick is inspiring people to rethink their role in social protest. Garnett inspired a lot of players to change their way of thinking when he skipped college, forced the NBA to impose salary limits, and was one of the first to form a super team with trade. Garnett does not get the credit but he should get the credit that Kobe and LeBron going right to the NBA bypassing college.

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The Wait is over, Pokémon GO Plus Finally Available at Retailers Worldwide

The Wait is over, Pokémon GO Plus Finally Available at Retailers Worldwide

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If you are still addicted to Pokémon GO and can’t wait for the Pokémon GO companion app to come to come to the Apple Watch; we have good news for you. Niantic and The Pokemon Company have finally made monster hunters everywhere jump for joy with the device of their dreams. The launch of Pokemon Go Plus has finally arrived. The Pokemon Go Plus accessory is available in retail stores for $34.99.

“The Pokémon GO Plus is a small device that lets you enjoy Pokémon GO while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. Pokémon GO Plus connects to your smart device over Bluetooth low energy (LE), allowing you to keep your phone in your pocket and go about your day-to-day activities. With Pokémon GO Plus, you’ll be able to play and enjoy your walk, run, hike, park trips, or visits to the library without having to look at your smartphone’s screen.”

How does it work? Simple, when you walk by a PokeStop, it’ll light up and vibrate to let you know. All you have to do is push the button in the center of the device and you’ll collect items from the PokeStop. When there’s a wild Pokemon nearby the Pokemon Go Plus  will buzz. Tap the button and an attempt will be made to catch the Pokemon. However you won’t know if it worked unless you check the app to see if you capture attempt was successful.

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The Complete List of The Best Emoji, Stickers and Apps For iOS 10 iMessage

The Complete List of The Best Emoji, Stickers and Apps For iOS 10 iMessage

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I am going to say what most of you are thinking and what I figured out when I was beta testing iOS 10. The best new feature and arguably the one if not the only reason to leave your perfectly working jailbroken iPhone 6s for a iPhone 7 is the updated iMessage. Mark my words in less than a year the iMessage App Store will be just as lucrative for developers as the AppStore is now.

The iMessage App Store lets you install apps and extensions within the Messages app. Thus far all that means is stickers and some simple games. Unfortunately similar to when the AppStore started; its hard to find quality content for it. It’s literally overrun by apps, games, stickers and extensions. Most of which are pointless and a worthless use of your time to download. We combed through all the them for and picked best iMessage apps available today.

This is how to get to the new iMessage app section

  1. Once iOS 10 is installed
  2. Open the iMessage app
  3. Tap on the “show more” icon (>) on the left-hand side of the text field.
  4. You will see three icons.
  5. Click on the App Store icon
  6.  Then the icon on the bottom left that looks like a grid and tap on Store to see all the stickers, emojis, apps and games available.

Best iMessage apps available today

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Snapchat, I mean Private Auto-delete Messages

Private is a fantastic iMessage app that allows you to send iMessages to anyone that automatically destruct 2 minutes after being read by the recipient.

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Twitter Xbox One Thursday Night Football Fail

Twitter Xbox One Thursday Night Football Fail

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Everywhere you looked people in the tech world were excited to to stream the NFL’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ game for free on Twitter. What really got be excited was the fact that you could also watch the game on the newly released Xbox One and Apple Twitter apps. Folks from Cnet to Fast Money on CNBC who I respect were saying this could be a turning point for Twitter. Well turns out sadly the Twitter apps are not what you thought. I totally understand that it is looking to expand its followers but it fails on two fronts. First you don’t need to login or create an account to stream the game on twitter. The 2nd and probably the one that will rub people the wrong way is that you can only stream the Thursday Night Football via Microsoft Edge browser if you own an Xbox One.

Twitter streaming Thursday’s NFL game is a big deal to Twitter and Xbox One, but it’s not the only place you can watch. You can find the stream inside its Twitter’s Moments tab in its own mobile app, as well as the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Twitter apps. They both are working as one would expect.

 

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