iOS 4.1 comes with field test and GC-ready games
Following today's launch of iOS 4.1, discoveries have been made both in the firmware itself and for new updates in the App Store. The update is now known to have restored the Field Test Mode that had been pulled in all versions of 4.0. Dialing *3001#12345#* and tapping Call will bring up a signal measurement in dB, with higher numbers typically better; hitting the home button returns to normal.
Bracketeer re-written as a Cocoa application
Pangea Software has released Bracketeer 4, the latest version of its photography utility that combines bracketed exposures into a single image, resulting in a wide range of shading in each photograph. The software provides users with an alternative to Tone Mapping, with a different technique called "Enfusing.” The program creates images directly from the bracketed source images, without ever having to create an HDR image first. This is claimed to help deliver a more realistic looking picture while improving processing time.
Enigmo 2 lands on iTunes
Pangea has released Enigmo 2 for the iPhone and iPod touch, a sequel to the 2008 Best iPhone game. The 3D puzzle game tasks players to move puzzle pieces like bumper, slides and sponges to divert water droplets, plasma particles and laser beams to their proper destinations.
Bracketeer Enfuses images
Pangea Software today unveiled Bracketeer, a utility designed for photographers to combine bracketed exposures into one image for a broad representation of shading in an image. Rather than traditional HDR imaging, which is tone mapped down to a standard image, Bracketeer uses an alternate method called "Enfusing". Enfused images are created directly from the bracketed source images, rather than an HDR image, which eliminates halos, random pixel garbage, and washed out contrast. Bracketeer is available from Pangea for $20, and includes a license to PanoPreviewer.