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Opinion: Jimmy Carter wants an age limit for the presidency -- and he may have a point

CNN - 1 hour 24 min ago
Former President Jimmy Carter took a shot at presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders when he said on Tuesday that he couldn't have handled the presidency at the age of 80. Speaking at the Carter Center, the former President said he hopes "there's an age limit" to the job.

See evidence Saudis claim links Iran to attack

CNN - 1 hour 29 min ago
The Saudi Defense Ministry showcased evidence collected from the attack on Saudi oil facilities and claimed that it links Iran to the attack.

Trump realigns national security team with a low-profile adviser

Washington Post - 1 hour 37 min ago
Robert C. O’Brien takes over amid concerns about whether he wields enough clout to straighten out a famously chaotic foreign policy process.

Charges Against Another Parent Revealed in the College Admissions Scandal

NY Times - 1 hour 41 min ago
Prosecutors said a Chinese woman living in Canada had paid $400,000 to bribe her son’s way into U.C.L.A., raising the total number of parents accused in the case to 35.

Massachusetts Rep. Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in Democratic primary

Washington Post - 1 hour 43 min ago
The contest sets up a generational battle pitting Kennedy, 38, against Markey, 73.

More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help.

NY Times - 1 hour 45 min ago
“Guts,” Raina Telgemeier’s warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home for parents and children trying to climb out of the abyss of worry.

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules

NY Times - 1 hour 50 min ago
After nearly nine months in office, the progressive firebrand has swapped the combative brand of politics that swept her into Washington for a more careful political calculus.

Flight attendant's note goes viral

CNN - 1 hour 51 min ago
Ashley Ober, who was born deaf, flew alone for the first time in her life. See how a flight attendant's kindness went a long way. CNN affiliate WJLA reports.

Obama says presidents shouldn't watch TV or read social media

CNN - 1 hour 52 min ago
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered up his advice for clear decision-making in the Oval Office -- avoid TV and social media, which only "clouds your judgment."

Madonna Is Still Taking Chances

NY Times - 1 hour 54 min ago
Her Madame X show reimagines pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.

AT&T is reportedly exploring a sale of DirecTV

CNN - 1 hour 55 min ago
AT&T is considering selling DirecTV, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Photographer Austin Mann Praises iPhone 11 Pro Camera

MacRumors - 1 hour 59 min ago
Travel photographer Austin Mann typically goes hands-on with new iPhone models to test their camera performance in real world situations, and to test Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro, Mann traveled to China to take pictures.

Mann tested out the new three lens-camera system with telephoto, wide-angle, and ultra wide-angle lenses, the updated Smart HDR, and the new Night mode that's designed for super low light.


The wide-angle lens is the best lens of the bunch with the best shutter range, aperture, autofocus system, and ISO, but Mann says the ultra wide camera still "works really great in normal lighting conditions." It's not the ideal lens for low light, though.The Ultra Wide works really great in normal lighting conditions and overall I'm thrilled to have it, but you will feel a difference when you move indoors or shoot into the evening. The images are softer than the Wide, and without Night mode you'll be tempted (or forced) to switch back to Wide depending on how limited your light is.Night mode, says Mann, is "crazy powerful" and easy to use because it activates automatically in situations where lighting is poor. Mann praised Apple's efforts to balance Night mode, preventing night time shots from looking like daytime shots while still preserving detail.

One thing I love about Apple's approach to Night mode is the strategic balance of solving a technical problem while also caring deeply about artistic expression. When you look at the image above, it's clear their team didn't take the let's-make-night-look-like-day approach, as some of their competitors have. Instead, it feels more like an embrace of what it actually is (night) while asking, "How do we capture the feel of this scene in a beautiful way?"According to Mann, Night mode is the "most dramatic leap forward" we've seen in an iPhone since panorama mode was introduced on the iPhone 5 in 2012. "It's the first time in a long time I've looked at an image and said to myself 'wow, I can't believe I shot this with my iPhone,'" he wrote.


The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro have a new "Capture Outside the Frame" feature that allows more of the scene in front of you to be displayed when taking a photo. What hasn't been highlighted is that this mode also captures a photo.

So, for example, if you take a picture using the wide-angle lens of the iPhone, it also captures a photo with the ultra wide-angle lens, allowing users to decide later how to frame a photo.


Mann said that while he likes the feature, he didn't love the preview of what's outside the frame because it was sometimes distracting when composing an image. For the most part, though, he called it a "great feature" that invites new editing possibilities.

All in all, Mann said that serious photographers should consider getting an iPhone 11 Pro and that the extra cost over the iPhone 11 is worth it.No matter what iPhone you are using now, if you are serious about shooting photos with your iPhone, this is a year to upgrade. Apple had some serious catching up to do and as a result, this year has brought a tremendous leap in camera capability. Night mode and the Ultra Wide lens will change how we tell stories and express ourselves as artists using our iPhones. Now is a really good time to jump in.Mann's full iPhone 11 Pro, which has additional details on the technical capabilities of the new phone along with a selection of amazing images, can be read over on his website.

Related Roundups: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 ProBuyer's Guide: iPhone 11 (Buy Now), iPhone 11 Pro (Buy Now)
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Saudi Arabia, the Fed, Greta Thunberg: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

NY Times - 2 hours 6 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Barack Obama’s Biggest Mistake

NY Times - 2 hours 8 min ago
It rhymes with ‘schneo-liberalism.’ It was an economic disaster and a political dead end.

Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Critical Vulnerability?

NY Times - 2 hours 8 min ago
She has struggled with white, working-class voters like those important to winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Changing Shape of the Parties Is Changing Where They Get Their Money

NY Times - 2 hours 8 min ago
Trump leads among small donors. Democrats now get plenty of support from the wealthy, with predictable consequences.

The End of the Netanyahu Era

NY Times - 2 hours 8 min ago
The Israeli prime minister may be fighting to stay in power. But the dynamics that kept him there for a decade have shifted under his feet.
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