Tag Archive: BLUR


Google ‘app bundles’ help blur the lines between installed and instant apps

Soon it won’t be at all apparent whether an app is truly ‘installed’ or not.

Google’s developer-focused “Playtime” event series kicked off today, and with it comes a whole bunch of changes for developers publishing apps in the Play Store. The biggest push Google’s focusing on is changing the years-old paradigm of installing big (and increasingly so) apps on your phone in a one-size-fits-all manner.

The changes emanate from a new publishing format called an “Android App  [Read More…]

YouTube adds ability to blur moving objects after the video is uploaded

YouTube has made it easier for creators to blur moving objects without having to delete, re-edit and then upload their videos again. Now, thanks to a new tool, you can blur out moving sections of the video before you hit publish, right from the YouTube site. The feature is described by YouTube as:

With this new Enhancements feature, available on desktop versions of YouTube, you can blur any object in your video, even as it moves. Whether  [Read More…]

Blur: Online protection for all your data (review)

Think for a moment about how many accounts you have in different websites. Each of these services have, at least, your name, email address and password. It’s even worse when you are dealing with e-commerce, where you also have to relinquish credit card information and phone numbers. In a world where you are constantly giving away your data to third-parties without real knowledge of their security standards, there’s a real need for solutions like Blur, a freemium service that aims to better control the data  [Read More…]

Blur: Online protection for all your data (review)

Think for a moment about how many accounts you have in different websites. Each of these services have, at least, your name, email address and password. It’s even worse when you are dealing with e-commerce, where you also have to relinquish credit card information and phone numbers. In a world where you are constantly giving away your data to third-parties without real knowledge of their security standards, there’s a real need for solutions like Blur, a freemium service that aims to better control the data  [Read More…]

Last Chance: Blur Premium Lifetime Privacy Protection

Unless you’re a drug dealer or criminal mastermind, I’d imagine you value your phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Throughout the course of interacting in the online and physical world, you’re often pressed to fork over that information even when the recipient doesn’t always engender a lot of faith in you. There’s nothing like a creep-o encounter on Craigslist to make you question your faith in humanity.

What if you could pick and choose who you give your  [Read More…]

Blur Premium Privacy Protection: Lifetime Subscription, $49.99

Unless you’re a drug dealer or criminal mastermind, I’d imagine you value your phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Throughout the course of interacting in the online and physical world, you’re often pressed to fork over that information even when the recipient doesn’t always engender a lot of faith in you. There’s nothing like a creep-o encounter on Craigslist to make you question your faith in humanity.

What if you could pick and choose who you give your  [Read More…]

Blur Premium Privacy Protection, 74% off

Unless you’re a drug dealer or terrorist, I’d imagine you value your phone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Throughout the course of interacting in the online and physical world, you’re often pressed to fork over that information even when the recipient doesn’t always engender a lot of faith in you. There’s nothing like a creep-o encounter on Craigslist to make you question your faith in humanity.

What if you could pick and choose who you give your real  [Read More…]

HTC Gallery lets One M8 photographers adjust their UFocus blur intensity

HTC Gallery has been updated today, adding a new feature for HTC One M8 owners: adjustable UFocus Blur. The feature, which takes advantage of the Duo Camera setup on the One M8 to add depth-of-field blurring effects to photos, allows users to now control just how much blur is applied.

Announcing the ‘Weekly Photo Contest: Focus and Blur’ winner!

Which picture came out as the top shot this week? It was a tough choice.

Riding on the release of Google Camera into the Play Store and new camera features from the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, we decided to set up this week’s photo contest looking for the best sharp-focused and selectively-blurred pictures. With the combination of great hardware and new innovative software, it’s getting easier to apply realistic blurring effects to already excellent  [Read More…]

Battle of the Blur winner, and a look at how the cameras get it done

Your winner may surprise you …

Earlier this week we posted up a few pictures using the various background blur techniques from four different phones. We also asked you guys to vote on which you thought was the best image, without telling you which phone it came from. No bias, no manufacturer loyalty, just your opinion from seeing a picture. The result is probably going to be surprising.

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