Apple computer related software, hardware or other.

Apple iOS Never to Support Leica DNG?

In an interesting piece about "Why Photosmith dumped iOS's built-in raw-photo support" we learn that the developers of the Lightroom companion app for iPad opted to build in their own raw-photo support to get better control, avoid Apple bugs, and support more cameras... Such as Leica, among others. Apparently, Apple's API and camera support are lacking; difficult to work with and buggy as well. If you're shooting a Leica, check out Photosmith!

Then you get to practical stuff like the fact that they don't support Leica DNG images and probably never will...

Apple to Debut New Mac Pro and 4K LCD

We don't typically cover computer news and stories except for when it comes to Leica, Adobe, Apple and related software... But our discerning readers (you!) are by and large - mostly Mac and iOS users. Those of us with higher demands of our hardware are likely Mac Pro users, and unfortunately, have been waiting and waiting for an update to our beloved machines since mid-2012. Many of us have been eying Apple's new Mac Pro with perhaps more than a little anticipation. Read more below for the big news!

Leica (RED) M Nets Staggering $1.8M USD

The highly-custom, one-off Leica (RED) M (full details and images) by Apple's Jonathon Ive and Marc Newson sold for a staggering $1,805,000 USD at Sotheby's charity auction in New York (hammer price with buyer's premium)... Making it the most expensive camera ever sold (in German) - which was expected to be the Leica Luxus II also recently at auction (it failed to sell for the expected $1,615,700 USD, coming in at $626,947 USD instead). The camera was initially expected to reach $500,000 to $750,000 USD. When it was over, the (RED) auction at Sotheby's raised a total of $26.2M USD to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. It makes this used one quite a bargain... ;)

(RED): Very Best of Design and Innovation

More on the Leica (RED) M - watch Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE, and Marc Newson, two of the world's foremost design pioneers, discuss their collaboration with musician and philanthropist Bono for Sotheby's (RED) Auction, which celebrates the very best of design and innovation. Sotheby's (RED) auction will take place in New York on 23 November, with all proceeds donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa.

Vanity Fair Interview with Newson and Ive

You may recall that on Tuesday we brought you the story, Leica (RED) M Revealed! (which we've also updated) about the collaboration between Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson to produce the Leica (RED) M camera, set to auction on November 23, 2013 via Sotheby's. The pair have selected or made more than 40 objects for an auction to benefit Bono’s (of U2 fame) Product (RED) anti-H.I.V. campaign. Meeting with Newson and Ive, Paul Goldberger explores the shared obsession and philosophy behind everything from iPhones to jumbo-jet interiors in Vanity Fair's "Designing Men" article.

Leica (RED) M Revealed!

You may recall the story about the Custom Special Edition Leica Auction where Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson worked with Leica to produce a custom, one-off special edition camera. This camera has now, finally, been revealed! Read more below for full details additional images!

Free Leica Icons for Mac OS X (Update)

Andrew Sigurow over on deviantART - the man behind the Leica Icons for Mac OS X, has released an update (to the previously released v1.00) as v1.01 - which features the latest Leica cameras (Leica C and X Vario and D-Lux 6 Edition G-Star RAW). You can check out the announcement and download the update from this page. Note that you'll likely also want to grab the original v1.00 as this is more of an addition than an update!