Mon, 30 September 2019
What is it?
An image-editing and photo-social-networking app that includes AI-enhanced art filters. These can transform mobile photos, giving them the appearance of professional artworks.
PicsArt offers just about every image enhancement tool in the book, along with a photo-sharing network used by 80 million people. The app has a wealth of photo editing, enhancing and drawing tools, including highly adjustable filters and magic effects, plus the option to share instantly.
Having so many options not only can cause confusion and overwhelm amateur users, but it comes with a risk of over-modified, unnatural photos. Apps like Instagram do a good job of preventing this by limiting the options and the extent to which options can affect images, but here there’re layers upon layers of depth that can distort photos beyond recognition.
Signal lets you easily make free, fully encrypted VoIP calls on your iPhone. The app is simple to set up and calling is done with a single tap. Calls are low latency and compatible with the companion app on Android. Unfortunately, some design and usability issues keep it from truly shining, such as connectivity issues and a refusal to accept insecure calls.
APP: NNET NANNY
Do you know what your children are up to online? With this parental control app, you can make sure the answer to that question isn’t something bad. This app keeps the Web nice and clean for your kids, even on their mobile phones and tablets. Net Nanny has particularly powerful web filtering, and has a cool scheduling feature that creates time slots and limits for Internet use.