Essential Apple Podcast 94: Talking Photolemur, Luminar & Aurora HDR with Skylum

Recorded 1st July 2018

I am joined by Alex Tsepko the CEO of Skylum Software to talk about Photolemur, Luminar, what happened to the DAM module, and Aurora HDR… Actually the interview was done in two parts because we had issues trying to record while Alex was driving across the Ukraine… (who’d have guessed that?) But regardless of that we got a really great interview. Also Suffolk Pete (@hermboy) and I chew over the news of the week.
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On this week’s show:


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  • Tim Cook defends controversial focus on social issues, says Apple sticks to ‘policy not politics’ – 9to5 Mac
  • Apple is Rebooting Its Maps App with Rebuilt Map Data – Mac Stories
  • The Apple-Samsung ‘thermonuclear war’ over Android is over, but at least we got these iPhone prototype photos out of the battle -– Business Insider UK


  • WiSpear iPhone hacking van is a spy’s wet dream – Cult of Mac
  • HMRC ‘disregards data protection’, collecting 5m UK citizens’ voice recordings – IT Pro
  • Google and Facebook Are Quietly Fighting California’s Privacy Rights Initiative, Emails Reveal – The Intercept
  • People are discovering that scammers are controlling their Apple accounts using a feature for families to share apps – Business Insider UK


  • The ad-based Internet is dead, but not because of privacy regulations – The Hill


  • Why We Won’t Be Giving Up Our Mac’s Keyboard Anytime Soon – The Mac Observer
  • New Microsoft Surface Leak Reveals Radical New Features – Forbes Magazine


For things that are not worth more than a flypast

  • Disney’s flying robot stunt double can pose just like a superhero – The Verge
  • Dougee’s smart mirror project.
    “Just finished my Smart Mirror project. Really pleased with how it turned out and a good way of making use of an old monitor. Running on a Raspberry Pi and the screen is set behind two way glass.”


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