Apple flies: iOS5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion


Three big Apple announcements at WWDC 2011: iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion.
About iOS5, it adds more than 200 new features to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
It will be available as a free software update to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users this fall.
More interesting for photographers are the camera application updates for iPhone.
You can open the Camera app right from the Lock screen. Use grid lines, pinch-to-zoom gestures, and single-tap focus and exposure locks to compose a picture on the fly. Then press the volume-up button to snap your photo in the nick of time. If you have Photo Stream enabled in iCloud, your photos automatically download to all your other devices.”
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iCloud is a program that automatically synchronizes data across all your device: videos, photos, music, books, documents,…
“Take a photo on an iOS device or import a photo from your digital camera to your computer, and iCloud automatically sends a copy of the photo over any available Wi-Fi network (or Ethernet) to the Photos app on your iOS devices, iPhoto on your Mac, the Pictures Library on your PC, and the Photo Stream album on your Apple TV. So you can show off your shots to friends and family from whichever device you’re using at the time.
One thousand of your latest photos. With you all the time.
iCloud helps you manage your photos efficiently so you don’t run out of storage space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. When photos are sent to your iOS device, they appear in a Photo Stream album that holds a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos. iCloud stores new photos for 30 days, so you have plenty of time to connect your device to Wi-Fi and get your most recent shots. Once they appear in your Photo Stream, you can save your favorite shots to your Camera Roll or any other album on your device.

iCloud will be available this fall, along with iOS 5. A free beta version of iTunes in the Cloud is available today in the U.S. and requires iTunes 10.3 and iOS 4.3.3.”
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Mac OS X Lion
It “will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99. OS X Lion offers more than 250 new features, including Multi-Touch gestures; systemwide support for full-screen apps; Mission Control, a bird’s-eye view of everything running on your Mac; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.
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Canon New plants in Taiwan


Focus Taiwan today informs that Canon inc. is going to expand his production realizing two new plants that will by completed by the end of May 2012 the first, and in July 2012 the second.
They will employ about 7,000 workers and the combined investment will exceed NT$30 billion (US$1.05 billion).
The two plants located in Taichung and Chiayi Dapume decentralize the production and meet the rising demand for digital single-lens-reflex cameras. Focus Taiwan

Limited-edition RED Eos 1100D digital SLR kit

From Monday 6 June, Australian consumers
will have the opportunity to snap up one of just 2,000 limited-edition “red” EOS 1100D digital SLR cameras. Offered nationally through JB HiFi, Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, Ted’s, Camera House stores, the limited-edition Twin IS lens kit includes engraved numbering, a numbered certificate and a bonus custom-made aluminium travel case.

“The limited-edition red camera has attracted a lot of attention pre-launch with its distinctive looks and, together with the bonus case and unique numbering, will be highly sought after by consumers in-store,” said Brydie York, General Manager – Sales & Customer Leadership, Canon Consumer Imaging, Canon Australia.

The Limited Edition EOS 1100D Red Kit is valued at RRP$1199.
Kit Contents:
• Red Digital SLR Camera EOS 1100D
• EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS II Lens
• EF-S 55-250mm f/4–5.6 IS Lens
• EOS Red Wide Strap
• BONUS – Canon Custom Aluminium Travel Case worth $70
• Limited Edition Engraved Plate (# of 2000)
• Accessories – Charger and Connection Cords
• Numbered Limited Edition Certificate from Canon

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Speedlite 270EX II

The new Speedlite Flash.
Canon has renewed Speedlite 270EX with Speedlite 270EX II, the new, ultra-lightweight and “high-performance flash unit designed for the evolving EOS enthusiast.
• Ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight, high-performance flash unit.
• Vertical bounce capability up to 90 degrees provides a wide range of picture-taking options.
• Flash coverage can be switched between Normal (28mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 72 ft./22m at ISO 100) and Tele (50mm full-frame equivalent, max. Guide No. 89 ft./27m at ISO 100).
• Slave function allows the flash to be triggered wirelessly (when used with an EOS DSLR with a master function).
• Flash release function triggers the camera wirelessly from the flash on a 2-second delay, allowing the flash to be repositioned to illuminate the subject.”
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Estimated Retail Price: $169.99

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