The new version of Camera will come with only nine filters to start--a modest collection when compared to those dedicated utilities--but they can be used with Camera's other settings and shooting styles. Photo enthusiasts will want to hold on to more professional photo apps, such as Camera+ or Camera Awesome, which include a bevy of camera settings and shooting modes that Camera doesn't offer. However, casual photographers will likely find Camera to be a joy to use. Lesser-known filter apps, such as Pixlr-o-matic, Camera Bag, and PhotoToaster, face some tough times ahead.
OS X Mavericks, the next installment of Apple's non-mobile operating system, will include a new feature called iCloud Keychain, Apple's solution to multiple password management. iCloud Keychain will remember website logins, credit card information (but not your security code), and Wi-Fi logins, and will integrate with Safari on your Mac. Safari will remember your password for you, or autosuggest a new password, and then sync it to your unique Keychain. iCloud Keychain syncs all of this information across all of your devices--including those running iOS--encrypted and securely.
This could create some steep competition for third-party password management software developers.
Until now, Mac users have largely had to rely on password managers--like 1Password--to store and sync our passwords, but now we'll have an alternative that doesn't cost anything extra. (1Password, on the other hand, costs $25 for Mac and $9 for iOS.) Though third-party password managers offer additional features--they work with multiple browsers, for example, and provide different ways to create secure passwords--many standard Mac and iOS users will probably find that iCloud Keychain suits their needs just fine.
Innovation is key
Users who already have these third-party apps installed might be inclined to keep them around, but also might find that they don't use those apps as often once iOS 7 comes along. My guess is that these types of apps will see fewer App Store downloads after the launch of iOS 7 later this year--if their developers stand still and make no dramatic changes to their apps. But by the same token, these new standard Apple features could also inspire those same third-party developers to innovate and make their existing apps better to remain competitive.
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