How to remove unwanted objects from photos with TouchRetouch

Want to remove objects from photos or get rid of lines and blemishes? You can do it all quickly and easily on your iPhone and here’s how.

Don’t you just love it when you snap an awesome photo with your iPhone only to discover that there’s something in it making it not so awesome?

Maybe it’s a memorable family photo at the beach where a passerby decided to photobomb you. Or, it could be a delipidated building messing up a gorgeous skyline picture. Sure, you can open the photo on your computer when you have time and use software like Photoshop to fix the image. But, there’s a quicker way.

TouchRetouch ($1.99) is an app that lets you remove objects, cover up blemishes, and get rid of lines in your photos, right on your iPhone. This way, you can edit your pictures in a few taps and send them via text message or post them on social media within minutes.

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Best cases for the iPhone XR so far

A case is always a good idea to protect your new iPhone from those occasional unintentional spills. There are so many different kinds of cases out there, some are more protective while others are less bulky. Some phones hold your cards and cash so you don’t have to carry your wallet everywhere. Some people like the case to make a statement while other people just want the case to fade away while the phone takes center stage. There is something for everyone on this list of the best cases for iPhone XR.

Rugged and cool

Nomad Rugged Case

Nomad’s Rugged Case is a solid choice. It’s pretty thin, yet protective, and adds a touch of class to your iPhone. The Rugged Case is available in two shades of Horween leather: black and brown.

$45 at Nomad

Unbelievably thin

Totallee Thin Case

Totallee’s cases are just about as thin as a case can possibly be and still be a case. If you want thinner, get a decal instead. Note that the matte finish cases are thinner than the glossy ones. The c…

A case is always a good idea to protect your new iPhone from those occasional unintentional spills. There are so many different kinds of cases out there, some are more protective while others are less bulky. Some phones hold your cards and cash so you don't have to carry your wallet everywhere. Some people like the case to make a statement while other people just want the case to fade away while the phone takes center stage. There is something for everyone on this list of the best cases for iPhone XR.

Rugged and cool

Nomad Rugged Case

Nomad's Rugged Case is a solid choice. It's pretty thin, yet protective, and adds a touch of class to your iPhone. The Rugged Case is available in two shades of Horween leather: black and brown.

$45 at Nomad

Unbelievably thin

Totallee Thin Case

Totallee's cases are just about as thin as a case can possibly be and still be a case. If you want thinner, get a decal instead. Note that the matte finish cases are thinner than the glossy ones. The clear glossy case is a great option to show off the fun new iPhone XR colors.

$23 at Amazon

Textured and protective

Case-Mate Protection Collection

Case-Mate offers so many choices for every level of protection and every taste. This carbon fiber option has grippy edges to keep your iPhone from being dropped. Case-Mate claims it has 12-foot drop protection in case your phone is dropped anyway.

$33 at Amazon

Compliments the colorful iPhone XR

CASETiFY Impact Case

Can't you visualize this cutie on the yellow iPhone XR? Gorgeous! CASETiFy offers so many colors and patterns, and if that's not enough, you can create your own custom design.

$49 at CASETiFY

Super protective

Lifeproof SLAM

I love how Lifeproof words this; its SLAM case is "dedicated to the drop." These cases are mostly clear and designed to compliment the fabulous new iPhone XR colors.

$50 at Lifeproof

Tough style

UAG Pathfinder Series

This masculine-looking case will protect your iPhone XR without weighing it down. While it has feather light composite construction, it meets military drop-test standards.

$35 at UAG

Leather luxury

Pad & Quill Traveler

Hand crafted from full-grain American leather, this case will develop a warm patina over time. It's protective without being bulky. The classic warmth of leather paired with modern glass and metal is a charming contrast.

$45 at Pad & Quill

Elegant leather folio

Nodus Access Case III

This full-grain vegetable tanned Italian leather folio case holds up to three cards so you might be able to avoid carrying a wallet. Unlike most folio cases that have an inner shell, this one holds your phone with a micro suction strip. This is far more effective than it sounds, and it cuts down on bulk.

$65 at Nodus

The wallet slayer

Silk Wallet Case

This wallet case holds up to three cards plus some cash. A smartly designed groove on one side lets you pop in a case to use as a kickstand when you want to watch a video. It comes in several colors and you can choose from a bunch of different patterns for the pocket panel. The price includes a screen protector.

$30 at Amazon

Ultra Protective

Mous Limitless 2.0

Mous cases are crafted from a high impact material, AiroShock™, which "contains tiny air pockets and cross linking polymer chains that work like springs." Mous Limitless 2.0 comes in shell as seen here, plus a number of other fun materials such as leather, walnut, and bamboo.

$40 at Mous

Reasonably priced folio

Snakehive Leather Wallet Case

Hand crafted from European nubuck leather, the Snakehive Leather Wallet case has a delicious velvety feel to it. It holds up to three cards plus cash and the folio portion can be used to prop up the phone for video watching. Choose from Black, Brown, Dark Green, or Plum.

$35 at Amazon

Price + Quality

Spigen Neo Hybrid

Spigen is a longtime favorite brand; its mix of price and quality can't be beaten. You can't go wrong with any of its cases, but the Neo Hybrid has an unusual and masculine look. The shade shown here is Gunmetal; the two other shades, Jet Black and Satin Silver, cost a couple dollars more.

$15+ at Amazon

Clearly protective

Speck GemShell

Speck is a popular brand for good reason. It makes protective cases in a variety of styles. This dual-layer case meets military drop test standards. It's totally see-through to show off your new iPhone.

$25 at Amazon

Tough but pretty

Sonix Case

The Sonix brand cases are sold at high-end department stores, usually for a lot more money. It comes in tons of fun, pretty colors and patterns on clear cases that allow the iPhone XR to shine throught. Don't let the cute looks fool you: it's military drop test certified to 6.6 feet.

$19 at Amazon

The tank

Otterbox Defender

The Otterbox Defender is a super heavy-duty case that comes in a variety of color combinations. Though this particular model doesn't come with a built-in screen protector, you can still use a separate glass screen protector, which is far superior in touch-screen functionality anyway. The Otterbox Defender comes with a belt holster that doubles as a kickstand for video viewing.

$60 at Amazon

It's hard to choose a favorite here, you really can't go wrong with any of them. I am currently rocking the Speck GemShell because I trust it to protect my phone when (not if) I drop it but it still lets me show off my new phone.

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them. To hear him tell it, that’s why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in […]

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them.

To hear him tell it, that’s why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in the first place — to democratize access to the new technologies that will give scientists, researchers, and consumers new ways to rewrite the code that has defined human existence.

“People talk about access to the tools, but the question is access to the therapies,” Dabrowski said. “We’re talking about the basis of what does it mean to be human not right now, but in the next 100 years.”

Now, the company has a fresh $110 million in cash from new investors at Founders Fund and the company’s previous backers — 8VC and Menlo Ventures — to try and drive costs down.

“This new funding allows us to expand our reach and build out of our full stack platform capabilities at a perfect time,” said Dabrowski, co-founder and CEO, Synthego, in a statement. “Biological medicines are on the cusp of a revolution with the coming curative cell and gene therapies, and we are proud to support this industry.”

While Dabrowski said the financing will be used for further research and development — and bringing new services to market — in the near term the funding will be used to expand two main areas of interest for the company. One is the creation of CRISPR kits that can create different genetic lines based on the requests from researchers and scientists, and the other is creating materials that are “clinical-grade”, which means that they can be used in clinical trials on animal (and potentially human) subjects.

“In general the demand for these products is quite high. Building capacity and building out the informatics models for the predictability on the CRISPR research side. 

In all, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company has raised $166 million in funding to develop its technology that makes research and development using the gene editing tool known as CRISPR more economical and faster for researchers. Synthego claims that  by offering researchers one-click access to engineered cells with guaranteed edits in their desired target, the company can slash the time it takes to conduct experiments by months, enabling predictable and rapid outcomes in cell and gene therapy research and development. 

As we’d written previously, Synthego launched its first CRISPR offerings to the market earlier this year.

There are two basic functions that people use CRISPR for, said Dabrowski. The first is to remove a gene or function and the second is adding a function to genetic material.

Both of those processes involve three (very complicated) steps. First scientists have to identify the gene that they want to target and then understand what genetic material within that gene they want to target for removal. Then a research team would need to identify and procure the reagents and components they need to edit a gene. Finally, the team would need to figure out whether the edit was made successfully and watch for results when the edited genetic material is cultivated.

Synthego’s first set of products were designed to simplify the process for identifying and designing genetic material for experimentation. This next set of tools are supposed to help scientists by providing them with the material they want to observe or experiment with.

“Our vision is a future where cell and gene therapies are ultimately as accessible as vaccines, so that everyone can benefit from next-generation cures,” said Dabrowski in a statement. “Synthego will continue to innovate to help researchers redefine the boundaries of transformative medicines.”

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them. To hear him tell it, that’s why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in […]

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can afford them.

To hear him tell it, that’s why Dabrowski began working on Synthego in the first place — to democratize access to the new technologies that will give scientists, researchers, and consumers new ways to rewrite the code that has defined human existence.

“People talk about access to the tools, but the question is access to the therapies,” Dabrowski said. “We’re talking about the basis of what does it mean to be human not right now, but in the next 100 years.”

Now, the company has a fresh $110 million in cash from new investors at Founders Fund and the company’s previous backers — 8VC and Menlo Ventures — to try and drive costs down.

“This new funding allows us to expand our reach and build out of our full stack platform capabilities at a perfect time,” said Dabrowski, co-founder and CEO, Synthego, in a statement. “Biological medicines are on the cusp of a revolution with the coming curative cell and gene therapies, and we are proud to support this industry.”

While Dabrowski said the financing will be used for further research and development — and bringing new services to market — in the near term the funding will be used to expand two main areas of interest for the company. One is the creation of CRISPR kits that can create different genetic lines based on the requests from researchers and scientists, and the other is creating materials that are “clinical-grade”, which means that they can be used in clinical trials on animal (and potentially human) subjects.

“In general the demand for these products is quite high. Building capacity and building out the informatics models for the predictability on the CRISPR research side. 

In all, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company has raised $166 million in funding to develop its technology that makes research and development using the gene editing tool known as CRISPR more economical and faster for researchers. Synthego claims that  by offering researchers one-click access to engineered cells with guaranteed edits in their desired target, the company can slash the time it takes to conduct experiments by months, enabling predictable and rapid outcomes in cell and gene therapy research and development. 

As we’d written previously, Synthego launched its first CRISPR offerings to the market earlier this year.

There are two basic functions that people use CRISPR for, said Dabrowski. The first is to remove a gene or function and the second is adding a function to genetic material.

Both of those processes involve three (very complicated) steps. First scientists have to identify the gene that they want to target and then understand what genetic material within that gene they want to target for removal. Then a research team would need to identify and procure the reagents and components they need to edit a gene. Finally, the team would need to figure out whether the edit was made successfully and watch for results when the edited genetic material is cultivated.

Synthego’s first set of products were designed to simplify the process for identifying and designing genetic material for experimentation. This next set of tools are supposed to help scientists by providing them with the material they want to observe or experiment with.

“Our vision is a future where cell and gene therapies are ultimately as accessible as vaccines, so that everyone can benefit from next-generation cures,” said Dabrowski in a statement. “Synthego will continue to innovate to help researchers redefine the boundaries of transformative medicines.”

How to set your iPad and Mac to ring when you receive iPhone calls

Want to answer calls on your iPad or Mac so you can keep working or playing? Here’s how to easily get your iPhone calls on other devices.

There are many reasons to have your iPhone calls ring on your other devices. You might find it more comfortable to talk, easier to keep working while you talk, or convenient if your iPhone is on the charger.

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