Analysis: Major Improvements In iPhone 12 Pro Cameras

“The photographer’s phone” is what Apple calls the iPhone 12 Pro, and almost the entire presentation of that model (and its larger iPhone 12 Pro Max sibling) focused on the cameras.

The iPhone 12 Pro has the same 6.1in screen with XDR technology as the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max has the largest screen ever in a 6.7in iPhone. They use the same ceramic crystal glass that should be four times more durable than iPhone 11.

The frame around the body of the phone is made of stainless steel that has been coloured and polished to an extreme sheen, and Apple says the gold-coloured model has a lustre that is more reminiscent of actual gold than ever.

Another novelty is even better sealing: the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max both offer an IP68 water-resistance rating to a depth of 6m.

But the really big improvements can

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NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Improvements to Pro Stick, Passing and More Outlined

Visual Concepts has offered some in-depth details on what’s coming to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21, including improvements to shooting and dribbling with the Pro Stick, as well as changes to the Shot Meter, Shot Creators, 3-point line recognition, and passing.

Apparently, the Pro Stick will be taken to “even greater heights” for NBA 2K1 on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, with slow flicks of the analogue stick when shooting resulting in higher shot arcs and faster flicks of the Pro Stick keeping your shot flat. Bank shots and layups will also be easier to control, while the Shot Meter will benefit from being made more ‘readable’, no longer scaling by distance, and gaining an arrowhead for aiming and timing, so you can better see the ‘sweet spot’.

The Shot Meter window is blue and will grow or shrink depending on how good a shooter your chosen

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Clayton Kershaw will be right at home during first pro start in Arlington, even if he can’t actually be in his house

ARLINGTON — You think these playoffs are weird?

a man wearing a blue hat: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks at a video replay during the first inning in Game One of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The Dodgers are facing the San Diego Padres.

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks at a video replay during the first inning in Game One of the National League Division Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The Dodgers are facing the San Diego Padres.

Try being Clayton Kershaw.

On Wednesday, Kershaw will start a game as a professional in what amounts to his hometown for the first time in his Hall of Fame career. It should be one of two final boxes to check on his Hall of Fame career checklist. The other: Pick up a World Series trophy, which he might just do in three weeks. Also, if he’s lucky, that’s when he’ll see his Highland Park home again.

He and his wife, Ellen, are in pandemic playoff limbo. They packed up

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Home Depot Shows Pro Loyalty To Its App

Mobile apps are having a moment this week, with Walmart announcing it will make its app symbol part of its official signage, and Home Depot giving a mobile-first edge to its new loyalty program.

According to Mobile Marketer, the home improvement retailer has updated its loyalty program, giving members of its Pro Xtra program a cleaner integration for earning points for shopping at Home Depot and redeem perks through its app. Users can track purchases and see savings by scanning a Pro Xtra Virtual ID in the app at store checkouts. Pro Xtra members need to tap within the app to see the Virtual ID bar code, which must be scanned at checkout to earn points. Included in the rewards: Tool Rental Perks, credits for future purchases and surprise perks. Home Depot started the Pro Xtra program in 2012.

“Home Depot’s integration of

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NHL 21 Shows Off Improvements Made To Be A Pro Mode

EA Sports released new info and a trailer today showing off improvements made to the Be A Pro mode in NHL 21. Previously the mode had you go through what felt like the typical rise to stardom for a player in the game’s version of the NHL. This time around there’s a few changes to the experience that should make for a richer story. First and foremost, you’ll be thrown into a race for the Calder Cup, the main trophy for the AHL, which comes with an updated progression system and an array of salary perks. On top of that, you’ll be able to choose from 15 different player archetypes including forward, defenseman, and goalie. So rather than be cast into a very specific type of player, you can force your own destiny and career with a unique look, skating style, play style, and more.

What path will your career take in NHL 21? Courtesy of EA Sports.
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DIY or Pay a Pro? What to Know About the Cost of Protecting Your Home This Fall

Fall is here, and while we’re all busy guzzling pumpkin lattes and buying sweaters, homeowners need to figure out what to do about all the leaves falling in their yards — and onto their roofs and gutters.

a man standing in front of a brick building: Gutter-Guards-DIY-Pay-Install

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As we’re previously pointed out, if you own a home and live in a spot where leaves and debris can accumulate in your gutters, you may want to invest in gutter guards. These guards help prevent your gutters from getting clogged by leaves — a situation that can cause problems for your roof, drainage, and the gutters themselves.

Keep in mind that even after you’ve installed gutter guards, you’re still going to need to give your gutters a cleaning about once a year according to Eamon Lynch, director of warranty service at the Philadelphia-based Power Home Remodeling. Why? Just to make sure that no bits of debris

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