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BiggerPicture 1.1.9 Release Notes

BiggerPicture 1.1.9 uses the GPU when running image enlargement when it is running as the foreground application. But it would switch to CPU-only when switched to the background to ensure overall system performance.

Speech Timer 2.4 Release Notes

Speech Timer 2.4 for iOS is available in the App Store. New features includes improved iPadOS support and updated notification system

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How to Print a Poster?

Printing poster images requires a 19 megapixel source to get a good quality output. However even the iPhone’s camera can only produce 12 megapixels. What if you can get quality poster prints from any source?

BiggerPicture 1.1.8 Release Notes

BiggerPicture 1.1.8 addresses a number of crashes, improves reliability during restoration, and fixes compatibility problem with HEIC files under macOS Catalina

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Why Macs are Lost Prone (and how to keep it safe)

Congratulations on your new Mac – this is a prized possession for some and a swiper’s prime target. If you’ve got your misplaced your Mac – or somebody stole it — you’ll want to get it back don’t you? Then you’ll need to go through this checklist while it’s still safe on your hands, or […]

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How to Increase the Resolution of a Picture Without Getting a Rough Look?

When you enlarge a drawing it tend to result in a “rough look” since pixels are copied over to their respective neighbors during the enlargement process. The resulting image essentially has the same number of pixels, only “larger pixels” since all pixels are replicated horizontally and vertically. Wouldn’t it be great if you can increase […]

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Speech Timer 2.3 Supports Dark Mode

Version 2.3 of Speech Timer for iOS adds dark mode and accessibility improvements. This is an application for use in Toastmasters speaking sessions

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Is Your Phone Line Secure?

A high-ranking bank executive had an unsolicited $30K loan made under his name. All of this because he mis-placed his phone for a few minutes. Setting a strong passcode on an iPhone only secures the phone, however the cellular line is a totally different matter.

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Speech Timer 2.2.3 for iOS Improves iPad Support

This version improves support for the iPad, notably in split view and slide over modes.

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How can I increase the resolution of a JPEG photo?

The best way to make a 240p photo into 360p or better and still get good-looking results. This is not your usual upscaling routine.