Zuckerberg meets with The Pope, offers him a drone




As part of Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Italy, the Facebook CEO and his wife, Priscilla Chan, sat down with Pope Francis. Following the devastating earthquake that hit Italy last week, Zuckerberg discussed the importance of connecting people around the world without internet access. He spoke on his admiration of The Pope’s mercy, tenderness and progressive views on technology, especially as they pertain to communicating with people of every faith around the globe. Zuckerberg then offered him a replica of its solar-powered drone, Aquila, designed to facilitate this sort of communication for unconnected — or under-connected — areas. Sadly, this one is affixed to…

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Snapchat just released an 8-bit marketing campaign disguised as a video game




In the past, Snapchat has seen platform-specific releases of films and television shows, but this marks the first time the service has ventured into the video game market. It’s a forgettable move and one that’s more marketing than gaming, but it does give us at least a glimpse into what the future of the platform could look like. The game, ‘Serena Match Point’ lets you play as Serena Williams through 22 levels of timing-based monotony. Each of the 22 levels signifies one of the 22 major events she’s won over the course of her career. Each event takes you through a historic…

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Report: Apple is bringing new iMacs, MacBooks and a 5K display this year




According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is set to announce much more hardware after it drops the iPhone 7 next week. New iMacs, a MacBook Pro and a 5K display are on their way, which is not surprising. What might make you scratch your head is the Air, which is also receiving an update. With the MacBook arriving last year, many wondered if Apple was simply going to replace the Air with that model in its lineup, effectively creating an iPhone-esque MacBook lineup with a base model and a Pro. But now that we have an iPhone SE,…

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How to record video, slow-mo, and time-lapse with your iPhone or iPad


The Camera app can take video — up to 4K or 60fps! — but it can also take slow motion, time lapse, and more!

Your iPhone and iPad isn’t just a still camera, it’s also a video camera. It can record standard video in up to 60 fps, and more recent models can even do 4K at up to 30 fps. You can also capture slow motion video, to see every back flip or water drip, and time lapse to watch the sun fly across the sky or a house get built in seconds. It’s all up to you!

How to shoot video with your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Swipe from left to right across the bottom to switch from Photo to Video mode. (Or just tap the word Video.)
  3. Tap the Record button to start your video.
  4. Tap the Stop button to end your video.

How to change video resolution and frame rate on your iPhone or iPad

Depending on which device you have, you can change video recording mode from 720p all the way up to 4K, and from 30fps to 60fps.

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Tap on Photos and Camera
  3. Tap on Record Video
  4. Tap on the video recording option you prefer.

Standard options include 720p and 1080p, or on the most recent iPhones, 1080p at 60fps or 4K at 30fps.

How to shoot a slow motion video on your iPhone

Slow motion video is a feature available on the iPhone 5s and newer. It allows you to shoot video at a high FPS (frames per second) then go in after the fact and slow down a specific part of the video.

  1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
  2. Swipe to the right twice to select Slo-Mo mode, or just tap the word Slo-Mo at the bottom left.
  3. Tap the record button to start the slow-mo video
  4. Tap the stop button to stop recording.

How to change the slow- and normal-speed points for your slo-mo iPhone video

  1. Launch the Photos app from the Home screen.
  2. Find and tap the slo-mo video in Photos.
  3. Tap the Edit menu button along the bottom of your screen. You’ll see the slow-mo portion of the video expanded in the timeline.

  4. Drag the sliders on either side to the points where you want the video to ease into or out of slo-mo.
  5. Tap Done once you have the sliders set where you want them.

How to switch between 120 fps and 240 fps slo-mo

If you have a more recent iPhone, you can choose between 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps. The more frames you choose, however, the more light you’ll need.

  1. Launch the Settings app
  2. Tap on Photos and Camera
  3. Tap on Record Slo-mo
  4. Tap on 120fps or 240fps.

How to create a time-lapse video on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Swipe to the right three times to enter time-lapse mode.
  3. Tap on the record button to start your time-lapse. (In this example I’ve rotated the phone because vertical videos are bad)

  4. Let your video record for a good amount of time. Typically, the longer the record, the better the time-lapse will turn out.
  5. When you’re done capturing, tap the stop button to end the time-lapse.

How to take a still photo while capturing video on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Camera app from your iPhone or iPad Home screen
  2. Switch to video mode and start recording. (See: How to record a video with your iPhone or iPad)
  3. Tap the take picture button to the left of the stop/start button. It looks like an all-white shutter button.

The screen will flash white to indicate you’ve taken the photo. Every time you tap the take picture button, another photo will be saved to your Camera Roll, while your video will just keep recording.

Note: With the iPhone 6s, you can take high-resolution photos while shooting video (3840 x 2160 when shooting 4K video). Chalk that up to Apple upgrading the iSight camera to 12-megapixels. If you’re still rocking the 5, 5s, 6 or 6 plus—which all feature the 8-megapixel iSight camera—you’ll notice a steep drop-off in photo quality. The iPhone 6 and 6 plus, captures photos at 2720 x 1532 (4-megapixels), compared to the iPhone 5 and 5s which capture photos at 1280×720 (1.2-megapixels).

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Uber Shuts Out Alphabet Execs From Board Meetings


Uber has shut out an Uber board member and senior Alphabet executive, David Drummond, from attending board meetings, according to three people briefed about the unusual arrangement. That makes it increasingly likely Mr. Drummond will leave Uber’s board.

Uber also is shielding information from board “observer” David Krane, who runs a subsidiary of Alphabet called GV, a venture capital firm that is one of Uber’s top shareholders, says another person familiar with the arrangement.



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How to customize Calendar for iPhone and iPad


How do I customize calendars on iPhone?

Apple’s Calendar app for iPhone and iPad lets you schedule everything from your workday to your household chores. It also lets you keep everything organized by color coding your calendars, setting time zones, setting calendar types — including Chinese, Hebrew, and Islamic — and even customizing default alerts. All so you can have your calendar your way!

How to change the flag colors in Calendar for iPhone and iPad

The calendar app lets you change the color of the flags for each calendar you have set up in iCloud. Here’s how you can change them:

  1. Launch the Calendar app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Calendars at the bottom center of your screen.
  3. Tap the info button next to the calendar you wish to edit. It looks like a red circle with a red lowercase i in the center.
  4. Tap on the color of your choice under Color.

How to set a custom time zone for Calendar on iPhone and iPad

If you want to change your time-zone for the Calendar, you can do that, too.

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Calendar.
  3. Tap Time Zone Override.

  4. Toggle the Time Zone Override switch to on. It will become green in the on position.
  5. Tap Time Zone to select your custom time zone.
  6. Tap the search bar at the top of the screen.

  7. Type the name of the place to bring up its timezone.
  8. Tap the timezone you want to use.

How to change the calendar type in Calendar on iPhone and iPad

If you’re in a part of the world that uses a different calendar type than the Western world, visiting there, or you just want to use a different calendar, here’s how you can do that:

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Calendar.
  3. Tap Alternate Calendars.
  4. Tap your choice of calendar type. The selection includes:

    • Off
    • Chinese
    • Hebrew
    • Islamic

How to change the Default Alert Times for Calendar events on iPhone and iPad

By default, iOS notifies you about upcoming events when it is time to leave for them. However, you can change the defaults by event type to something else. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Calendar.
  3. Tap Default Alert Times.
  4. Tap on the event type you want to set a default alert time for:

    • Birthdays
    • Events
    • All-Day-Events

Depending on the type of event, you’ll have different options to choose from. Tap on the your desired option to set it as the default alert time for that event.

Toggling Time to Leave to off will turn off the default alert time for all event types. Any default time you set per event automatically overrides this setting.

How to change the day the week starts for the Calendar app on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap Calendar.
  3. Tap Start Week On
  4. Tap your choice for the day you want the week to start on.

Questions?

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