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17 April 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at iOS 8's APIs for non-destructive edits, how to spend a three-hour commute in a Fiat 500, ViewSonic's new Ultra HD monitors and John Henry Mentz.

  • In Why don't Snapseed edits show up in Lightroom & other apps?, John Nack explains apps have to be updated to support new APIs in iOS 8 for non-destructive edits like the ones Snapseed makes.
  • Stuck in traffic? If you only had a Leica, like Mark Steigelman. The Leica Internet Team interviewed him about how he amuses himself during his three-hour commute in a Fiat 500.
  • ViewSonic has introduced a new line of Ultra HD monitors. The $1,091 VP2780-4K is ViewSonic's flagship Ultra HD monitor designed with a professional grade panel and DisplayPort, dual MHL and 4-port USB 3.0 connectivity; the $885 VG2860mhl-4K is designed for commercial and enterprise applications featuring a flexible ergonomic stand; and the $611 VX2475Smhl-4K brings multimedia to life "from video games to action-packed movies."
  • The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (Muni to locals) has digitized about 25,000 photos and negatives in its archive of over 100,000 images. Who knew? Visit Muni's Photography Dept. & Archive Web site to see the collection. SFGate featured a few of the 200 images by John Henry Mentz of the 1906 Earthquake, which are part of the archive.

More to come...

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