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Briefly: Apple Camera Raw update, Yahoo weather, Facebook SDK

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Thu April 18, 2013

Apple update adds support for four new Fuji cameras

Just after updating both Aperture and iPhoto with various bug fixes, Apple has issued an update for its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility plug-in, which supplements both programs with additional support for Raw files produced by various cameras. The program, now at version 4.05, adds support for four new cameras, all from Fuji: the Fujifilm X20, X100S, X-E1 and X-Pro1. The download is 6MB in size and requires either 10.7.5 or higher for OS X Lion and 10.8.3 or higher for OS X Mountain Lion.

Yahoo revamps weather app for iOS

Yahoo, which already provides the data for the iPhone's default Weather app, has launched a separate Yahoo Weather app for iOS (free). The new app leverages the company's ownership of photo gallery site Flickr to add beautiful city photos to the weather forecast, and lets users submit their own photos for possible use by adding them to the Project Weather group on Flickr. The photos are said to match the location, time of day and current weather condition (approximately), alongside detailed weather info and forecasts. Users swipe vertically to get more detail -- including radar, satellite, heat index and wind maps, along with sunrise and sunset times. Swiping horizontally shows favorite locations.

Facebook SDK for iOS updated to version 3.5

Facebook has updated its development kit for iOS to support the Object API, making it easier to integrate the Open Graph feature into FB-using mobile apps. Also added is a native Share Dialog and a native Login Dialog, which should improve the ability of other apps to integrate Facebook users. The Object API lets developers directly create Open Graph objects without having to host webpages with Open Graph tags. Facebook is also providing an Object Browser to allow devs to interact with the object data they publish. The Share Dialog likewise has Open Graph support, and accepts the iOS built-in FB authentication, eliminating the need for them to log in again. The new SDK supports iOS 5.0 and later. The SDK is available now in the iOS development center.





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