Realme V60s officially listed on the Realme China website

We only recently heard about the Realme V60 and V60s through a TENAA leak which seemed to imply that both phones have identical specs. Well, now the V60s is officially listed for sale on Realme’s China website and the regular V60 was briefly as well with the same exact specs sheets. The latter listing has now been taken down, so there is still a change that the two phones might have some specs differences after all.

Realme V60s officially listed on the Realme China website

Anyway, the Realme V60s is an entry-level dual SIM 5G device. It is rocking a 6.67-inch HD+ display, with a 720 x 1604 pixels resolution. The panel has a 120Hz refresh rate and is marketed as capable of producing 625 nits of brightness. A MediaTek Dimensity 6300 chipset powers the V60s.

The Realme V60s has a thin 7.94mm body with a matte finish. It can be had in either Star Gold or Turquoise colors. The body is IP64-rated, which is nice. Despite its thin profile, the V60s still houses a 5,000 mAh battery.

There is a quad-circle design on the camera island on the rear. However, once you look closer at the renders it becomes clear that only two house actual cameras. We know that the main camera is a 32MP unit. The other camera is not listed and is probably a macro or a depth unit. On the front, we find an 8MP selfie in a punch hole.

Realme V60s
Realme V60s
Realme V60s
Realme V60s

Realme V60s

The Realme V60s is priced at CNY 1,499 ($206) for the base 6GB/128GB variant. That’s for the Turquoise model. The Star Gold seems to be on promo currently going for CNY 1,399 ($193). Upping the memory to 8GB/256GB results in a CNY 1,799 ($248) price tag.

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Developers can now integrate Apple Translate into their iOS apps

We’ve already written about the Apple Translate app coming to the Apple Watch for the first time with watchOS 11. However, there are also new features coming to Translate on iPhone and iPad. More specifically, there’s a new API available that lets developers integrate Apple’s translation tool into their apps.

Apple Translate API for iOS apps

As detailed in one of the WWDC 2024 sessions, Apple recently introduced a new Translation API with iOS 17.4 that integrates Apple Translate into third-party apps. With the API, developers no longer have to rely on third-party platforms to provide translation features in their apps.

“Discover how you can translate text across different languages in your app using the new Translation framework. We’ll show you how to quickly display translations in the system UI, and how to translate larger batches of text for your app’s UI,” the session description reads.

With the API, these apps can take advantage of the same machon-device machine learning models used by Apple Translate. This means that translations also work offline and downloaded models are shared between the main app and any third-party apps using the API. This is good news since the models used by the apps won’t use unnecessary storage.

Although this API is available for devices running iOS 17.4 and later, there are some exclusive features coming with the iOS 18 SDK. This includes the ability to translate a single string or batches of strings and show translation results in any user interface.

iOS 18 is available as a beta preview for developers. A public beta is coming next month, while the official launch is set for this fall.

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vivo T3 Lite 5G’s launch date and design revealed

vivo launched the T3 with 5G connectivity in March, and the brand will follow it up with the Lite model next week.

This announcement comes from vivo’s Indian branch, which said the vivo T3 Lite 5G will debut in India on June 27 at noon local time. vivo didn’t reveal its price but confirmed the smartphone would be sold through its official Indian website, Flipkart, and offline retail stores.

vivo T3 Lite 5G's launch date and design revealed

The images we received from vivo show the T3 Lite 5G in green and black colors. It has a flat design and sports a dual camera setup on the rear. It also has a speaker at the top.

We’ll learn more about the vivo T3 Lite 5G’s processor and camera next week, as vivo has promised to share their details on its Indian website on June 24 and June 26, respectively.

New iOS 18 API brings AirPods setup experience to third-party accessories

When Apple introduced AirPods in 2016, the company also unveiled a new, easy and intuitive way to pair wireless accessories to iPhone and iPad. Rather than having to go to Bluetooth settings and press buttons, the system identifies the accessory nearby and prompts the user to pair it. With iOS 18, this quick pairing process will be available for the first time to accessory makers.

New way to set up third-party accessories with iOS 18

Called AccessorySetupKit, the new API gives third-party accessories the same setup experience as Apple accessories such as AirPods and AirTag. As soon as the iPhone or iPad running iOS 18 with the right app detects a compatible accessory, it will show the user a popup to confirm pairing with that device.

With just a tap, the system will automatically handle all the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity required by the accessory. This also means that users will no longer have to manually give Bluetooth and Wi-Fi permissions individually to that accessory’s app.

If the accessory requires a more complex pairing process, such as confirming a PIN code, the iOS 18 API can also ask the user for this information without the need to open an app. Once the accessory has been paired, more information about it can be found in a new Accessories menu within the Privacy settings.

This is certainly huge news for accessory makers who had no chance of offering the same level of integration that Apple accessories have with iOS. Of course, this will require updates to both accessory apps and the accessories themselves – so don’t expect to see the new API in action before the release of iOS 18 this fall.

A beta preview of iOS 18 is currently available for developers, while a public beta will be released next month.

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Skin Redness: Why Is My Skin So Blotchy?

Whether due to a change in environment, stress or an allergic reaction, skin redness can pop up when you least expect it. If you’ve ever woken up with a blotchy complexion, you’ve probably experience confusion and frustrated, wondering how to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms. Learn what may be causing you to see red and how you can go about improving the look of skin redness. 

What Causes Skin Redness?

If skin redness appears suddenly, continues to spread, will not fade and/or is extremely painful, the most important thing to do is seek out medical advice. It is possible that this could be a sign of a more serious condition, infection or allergic reaction, and it is crucial to rule out these possibilities before treating the skin. 

If medical conditions are excluded, book a consultation with an esthetician to develop the best treatment plan. Redness is caused by inflammation and is often connected to common issues like sensitivity, exposure to outdoor elements and/or rosacea. Because these causes can present in the skin in similar ways, seeking a professional opinion is crucial in developing a plan that will effectively target your specific cause of redness. 

Closeup of red, sensitive skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is a common skin type that is different from sensitized skin (a temporary condition). Sensitive skin types react to stimuli that typically don’t bother other skin types such as fragrance, physical exfoliation, certain acids or heat. These stimuli can trigger inflammation and irritation in sensitive skin, leading to a blotchy complexion, rashes or bumps. Closeup of skin that is red from environmental stress

Outdoor Environment

If your skin turns red while you’re enjoying the outdoors, you’re likely to lay the blame on sunburn. However, the sun isn’t the only element that can cause your skin to turn red.  Exposure to other environmental factors like cold temperatures, strong winds, heavy rain, pollution and allergens (like pollen or grass) can also leave your skin feeling red, itchy and raw. If you have a sensitive or dry skin type in the first place, this exposure will leave the skin even more inflamed and out of balance. Closeup of cheek with rosacea

Rosacea

Probably the most common skin condition associated with redness is rosacea. The Eminence Organics Product Support Team says: “Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disorder that mainly affects skin on the face, causing redness around the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks primarily.” Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with four main forms: erythemato-telangiectatic, papulo-pustular, phymatous and ocular rosacea. Erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea can also include uncomfortable swelling and roughness. Papulo-pustular rosacea can be mistaken for acne as pustules on the cheeks are a common symptom. Phymatous rosacea is common on the nose and causes the skin to thicken. Ocular rosacea affects both the skin and eyes causing the eyes to be consistently uncomfortable.

What Should I Avoid?

To improve the look of redness, dermatologists advise against using products with strong detergents or fragrances that strip the skin’s moisture barrier. Avoiding harmful irritants like added parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate are a good first step in getting rid of redness. Our Product Support Team also shares that anyone dealing with skin redness should avoid:

  • Salicylic acid in high amounts
  • Prescription retinol
  • Hydroquinone
  • Alcohols
  • Washing the face with hot water
  • Hot showers/baths

In addition to skin care, lifestyle choices and prioritizing wellness can also help treat skin redness. What triggers your redness? Is it certain foods, alcohol, weather or lack of sleep? Keep note of these through a journal or app to take control of your skin condition. 

Ingredients That Help Red Skin

While many ingredients are touted as “curing” red skin, it is important to stay informed. Nothing truly “cures” redness, but there are calming ingredients to look which include:

  • Azelaic acid 
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Flax/Linden seed extract
  • Clary sage
  • Arnica
  • Aloe
  • Rosehip
  • Calendula oil
  • Echinacea

Having the assistance of a professional is important when treating redness. While the aforementioned ingredients are fantastic options, your skin is unique to you. Having a licensed esthetician diagnose your needs and sensitivities will ensure you do not aggravate your symptoms further, worsening your flare-ups. Eminence Organics skin redness infographic

Calming Organic Skin Care Routine

If your redness is due to dryness, our Calm Skin Chamomile Collection is a fantastic option. Gentle and suitable for sensitive skin types, this collection contains ingredients like azelaic acid, chamomile and aloe vera. The Calm Skin Starter Set includes a one month’s supply of products to cleanse, treat, moisturize and revitalize your skin and can be found at your favorite Eminence Organics authorized spa. 

  1. Cleanse: Begin by removing impurities with the Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser. This creamy cleanser will leave skin feeling soft and supple. Ruby Rose is a fan, telling Grazie Magazine and Byrdie that it is one of her organic skin care essentials.
  2. Tone: Complete your cleansing with a gentle spritz of our Hawthorn Tonique. This mist will leave the skin looking revitalized and reduce any feelings of discomfort.
  3. Exfoliate: Skip abrasive facial scrubs and renew skin gently with the lactic and mandelic acids in our award-winning Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel. While this product can be used up to three times per week, try just once a week to start and slowly build up over time (or as directed by your esthetician).
  4. Mask: Soothe dry skin with our Calm Skin Arnica Masque. This gentle treatment blends calendula oil, ivy, shea butter and arnica to soothe and moisturize dry skin. Use once or twice a week or as directed by your esthetician.
  5. Serum: Hydrate and revitalize your skin with Eminence Organics Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum. Dita Von Teese is a fan of this arnica, chamomile and lavender-infused serum, saying it is “amazing.”
  6. Moisturize: Finish your routine with our rich and creamy Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer. The ingredients in this gentle moisturizer leave the skin feeling beautifully soft and hydrated.
  7. Pro Tip: Nourish: For times when the skin is excessively dry or raw feeling, reach for our Facial Recovery Oil. It can offer relief for redness from dry skin and, like all Eminence Organics products, contains clean, organic ingredients.
  8. Pro Tip: In the morning, do not forget an SPF, such as all-mineral formulation to protect from drying environmental stressors as well as the sun’s harsh rays.

No matter the cause of your skin redness, don’t fret! With the help of your esthetician, there is a way to manage and treat chronic redness with a smoother, more even complexion in your future. Do you have any tips for managing redness? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on social media. 

Samsung’s One UI 6.1.1 to enable AI enhancements for portrait photos

Samsung is rumored to introduce One UI 6.1.1 next month, which is said to come with a “video AI” feature and bring camera updates to the Galaxy S24 series. Now we hear One UI 6.1.1 will also use AI for portrait photos.

The word comes from reliable tipster Ice Universe, who said, “In One UI 6.1.1, you can use AI to paint the portrait photos you take into various styles.”

The tipster didn’t get into the specifics, so it’s unclear how exactly this will work. However, judging by the wording, users can draw on their portrait photos, and the AI will change the photos’ style based on the drawings.

Spring is almost over, and Apple is yet to launch Final Cut Camera app for iPhone

When Apple announced the new M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro last month, the company also teased updates coming to Final Cut Pro and a new iPhone app called Final Cut Camera, which enables pro camera controls for shooting videos. At the time, Apple said that Final Cut Camera would be available “later this spring” – but nothing more has been said about the app since.

After all, when will Apple release Final Cut Camera?

Final Cut Camera for iPhone

Apple describes Final Cut Camera as an “all-new video capture app” that lets creators “wirelessly connect and remotely direct each video angle with powerful pro controls.” Although the app was first presented as a companion tool for controlling the iPhone camera from the iPad, it will also work on the iPhone as a standalone app.

Final Cut Camera will let users adjust things like white balance and manual focus while monitoring zebras and measuring audio. It also provides ISO and shutter speed controls, as well as making it easy to switch between resolutions and video formats.

When paired with an iPad, the app will also mirror the iPhone’s camera so that users can control all these settings right from the big screen while the iPhone is on a tripod, for example.

Final Cut Camera is expected to be released alongside new versions of Final Cut Pro for iPad and Mac, which add new features such as Live Multicam and support for external storage workflows on the iPad, as well as AI-based tools on the Mac.

final cut logic pro ipad pro apple event

Expected release date

As noted by Chris Carley, spring in the U.S. ends today as summer begins on June 20, and Apple has yet to say a word about the app’s availability. With this in mind, has Apple postponed the launch of its new app?

It’s hard to say what exactly happened. One likely scenario is that Apple will wait for the release of iOS 17.6 (currently available as beta) sometime this summer to also release the new Final Cut Camera and the update for Final Cut Pro

Until then, you can try apps like Blackmagic Camera, which also offers pro controls for shooting video with an iPhone and is available for free in the App Store.

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Realme GT 6’s India pre-order offers and memory options revealed ahead of tomorrow’s debut

Realme launched the GT 6T last month and will unveil the GT 6 tomorrow. Although the GT 6’s pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, Realme has announced the pre-order offers for its customers in India and confirmed the memory options.

Realme GT 6's India pre-order offers announced ahead of tomorrow's debut

The Realme GT 6 will be available in 8GB/256GB, 12GB/256GB, and 16GB/512GB variants in India. It will be sold through Realme’s official Indian website, Flipkart, and mainline channels. Realme is also offering six months of screen damage protection for all models.

You can check the image below for all the pre-order offers, which will begin at 2:30 PM IST on June 20 and end on June 24.

Realme GT 6 pre-order offers for India
Realme GT 6 pre-order offers for India

Also, stay tuned to our homepage for Realme GT 6’s full review, which will be up after the price is announced. In the meantime, you can check the pictures we clicked with the Realme GT 6.

There’s a new firmware available for Apple’s Magic Mouse – but you probably won’t get it

You may already be familiar with accessories such as AirPods and AirTag getting firmware updates with improvements. However, there are other accessories such as mouse and keyboards that also get such updates. Apple has just released new firmware for its Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad accessories – however, you probably won’t get this update for your devices.

Apple has released new firmware for Magic Mouse and Trackpad

As noted by X user @aaronp613, Apple released new firmware for its Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad on Monday. The new firmware is version 3.1.1. However, updating these accessories is quite difficult – not to say impossible.

Although macOS has mechanisms for updating Apple accessories, many users have noticed over the years that their devices are stuck with their original factory firmware. For example, my own Magic Mouse bought in 2020 still runs firmware 1.9.2. In other words, the new firmware is likely to be shipped with new hardware and current owners won’t get the update.

There are also no details on what’s new with today’s firmware update. Most likely it will just fix bugs and improve the reliability of the accessories.

Although you can’t easily update your Magic Mouse or Trackpad, owners of 2nd generation AirPods Pro will get a firmware update this fall with new features, including gestures to answer and decline calls. The update is part of iOS 18, which is currently available as a beta for developers.

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Is Sulfur Good For Acne? Why This Ingredient Is Your New Best Friend

Struggling with acne can feel like a never-ending battle, but what if we told you there’s a time-tested ingredient that could change the game? Enter sulfur – a naturally occurring element that’s been a skin care hero for centuries. From its antibacterial powers to its anti-inflammatory magic, sulfur offers a multitude of benefits for acne-prone skin. Let’s dive into the science behind this potent ingredient and why it deserves a spot in your skin care routine.

Does Sulfur Help Treat Acne?

While you may know sulfur for its distinct scent, it also operates as a topical acne treatment. Like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, sulfur targets oil and dead skin cells by drying out the skin’s surface and absorbing excess sebum, effectively preventing clogged pores. While drying out the skin may sound intensive, sulfur is gentle on the skin, making it a preferred choice for those with sensitive skin.

Additionally, sulfur’s exfoliating properties that remove dead skin cells reduce the likelihood of pore blockages. As Eminence Organics Product Support Representatives explain, “Sulfur has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating benefits to reduce the appearance of acne.” However, before you start any new acne treatment, it’s always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist to ensure it’s appropriate for your skin type and condition. With that said, let’s explore in detail how sulfur works to treat acne.

How Sulfur Treats Acne

Sulfur as a Drying & Antibacterial Agent

Sulfur is a gentle yet effective treatment for mild acne. As a drying and antibacterial agent, it removes excess oils and kills bacteria, reducing inflammation and alleviating uncomfortable symptoms. This dual action helps prevent the formation of new acne and stops inflammation before it starts.

Sulfur as a Keratolytic Agent

Sulfur acts as a keratolytic agent, breaking down and exfoliating the outer layer of skin by dissolving dead skin cells. This not only smooths and clears the look of the skin but also enhances the absorption of other skin care products, improving their effectiveness.

With its multiple benefits, let’s delve into how sulfur effectively targets and treats different types of acne

Targeting Different Types of Acne with Sulfur

Treating Mild Acne 

As Healthline suggests, whiteheads and blackheads are common, mild forms of acne. They occur when oil and dead skin cells clog pores. Sulfur addresses these issues by reducing sebum and removing dead skin cells. According to Healthline, sulfur is a reliable over-the-counter (OTC) option for these non-inflammatory acne types.

Treating Moderate Acne

Moderate acne includes papules and pustules, which form due to a breakdown in the pore walls. Papules are small and solid, while pustules are larger and filled with pus. Sulfur might not be potent enough to tackle these more stubborn forms of acne. For moderate acne, dermatologists often suggest stronger treatments like benzoyl peroxide.

Treating Severe Acne

Nodules and cysts represent severe acne, developing deep under the skin and often causing significant pain. OTC products, including sulfur, are typically ineffective for these types. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends prescription treatments, such as antibiotics or isotretinoin (Accutane) for severe acne.

Suitability for Different Skin Types

Sulfur is generally safe for a wide range of skin types, including sensitive skin. However, like any active ingredient, it can cause irritation. It’s advisable to start with a once-daily application, gradually increasing to two or three times per day. Be mindful of potential dryness or irritation and adjust usage accordingly.

Are There Potential Side Effects?

As mentioned, sulfur is gentle but it can still cause dryness and irritation. The distinctive sulfur smell is often masked in modern products, but it’s a good idea to test any new skin care products before full use. Conduct a patch test by applying the product to a small area, like the inside of your arm, and waiting for 24 hours. If no adverse reactions occur, it’s likely safe to use on your face.

Recommended Products Containing Sulfur

Sulfur can be found in a variety of skin care products, from spot treatments to masks and cleansers. Our Product Support Representatives recommend the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque, a two-in-one mask and spot treatment that contains sulfur that has natural exfoliating benefits to reduce the appearance of acne. This unique clay masque utilizes potent anti-acne ingredients to treat active acne and prevent future breakouts. Three types of purifying clay combine to absorb oil and reduce shine, while soothing basil oil helps to eliminate surface-level bacteria. You can also find this product as a part of the Acne Advanced 3-Step Treatment System. 

Please, always perform a patch test before incorporating a new product into your skin care regimen.

Visit your nearest Eminence Organics Spa Partner to determine which products will work for you based on your skin issues and skin type.