Briefing: Some Things Were Said About Fitbit CEO James Park, etc.

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Dual Leica co-engineered lenses with apertures of f/2.2 and 27mm fields of view atop Sony 12 megapixel 1.25um IMX286 chip sensors — that's not the iPhone 7 Plus, it's Huawei's new P9 and P9. What's interesting here is how the lenses work: One lens is RGB, the other is black and white with a greater sensitivity to light. Combined they allow (allegedly) the P9 to take pictures with improved color, contrast, clarity, and bokeh.

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Via AppAdvice: "Apple has added two new keys labeled “isFirstParty” and “isFirstPartyHideableApp” in iTunes metadata. These two new values started showing up a few weeks ago on every app in the App Store. The iTunes metadata is where all the information about an app is stored. It shows things like the date it was released, the App Store category it’s in, its size, etc. The new keys suggest the ability to remove apps such as Stocks, Compass, and Voice Messages is coming very soon."

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"It’s a product that probably does too much,” says Fitbit CEO James Park of the Apple Watch in an interview with the Telegraph. In related news, a recent theoretical poll suggests that 100% of Apple Watch owners agreed that James Park is an idiot.

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Reuters writes: "The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said."

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Some legitimately nice games are on sale in the App Store right now: Downwell for $0.99 (was $2.99), Implosion is $1.99 (was $9.99), and the lovely Prune now $1.99 (was $3.99).