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Harness the Power of Cinematic Mode: iPhone 13 Tips and Tricks

Apple has gone to a lot of effort to help make average Joes feel like filmmakers. Cinematic mode on iPhone 13 is a wonderful addition but it's not infallible. When and how you use it is critical to getting the blurry background you want. READ MORE: iPhone 13 review: An incremental upgrade with a stunning camera trick TIP 1: TO TOUCH OR NOT TO TOUCH When filming in cinematic mode, people or pets recognised by the iPhone are surrounded by boxes. Yellow boxes denote what's in focus, while everyone and everything else in the frame will be surrounded by grey boxes. Tapping one of these will shift the focus to that box but, in my opinion, you shouldn't worry about that while recording. Instead, focus on making sure everyone stays in one of those boxes. If they're not, the phone is failing to recognise that person or object and will not have the data it needs for you to perfect your shot afterward. This is particularly critical for people further away from the lens, those ..

Protest against vaccine mandate planned for Melbourne

More protests are planned for Melbourne today by those opposed to a vaccine mandate coming into effect in two weeks. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday that all workers on the authorised list would need to have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by October 15. They will need to be fully vaccinated by November 26. READ MORE: Victoria to change COVID-19 isolation rules for supermarket staff Overnight Greater Shepparton entered a seven-day lockdown after cases were detected in the regional Victorian town. Shepparton's lockdown was announced on Friday night and residents will be under the same lockdown restrictions as Melbourne, minus the curfew. "The public health teams have significant concerns about onward transmission and have determined that the seven-day lockdown is needed to limit growth in cases, as it did in City of Ballarat, Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire," DHHS said in a statement tonight. Moorabool, in the state's west, also entered a lockdown at m..

Frontrunners emerge in bid to become next NSW Premier

As NSW wakes to its first morning without a premier in the middle of a public health crisis and ongoing lockdown, speculation about the next leader is mounting. Gladys Berejiklian announced her shock resignation yesterday in response to an investigation by anti-corruption watchdog ICAC. ICAC will investigate any "position of conflict" between her professional role and her private relationship with Wagga MP Darryl Maguire, then a member of state parliament. READ MORE: ICAC faces huge test after sparking Gladys Berejiklian's resignation Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Planning Minister Rob Stokes have now emerged as the frontrunners to take over the top job when the party decides on Tuesday. When Ms Berejiklian ran unopposed for premier in 2017, the conservative faction of the party said it would support her so long as Mr Perrottet was her deputy. Mr Perrottet has served as Treasurer since 2017, a senior position for a young man. In spite of his experience, Mr Perrottet is still jus..

Review: FIFA 22 the most realistic and advanced soccer-sim yet

The latest release in the FIFA video game franchise is the most advanced and realistic version of the game yet. There's a new game released every year — surely there's only so much they can change, right? New tweaks and updates, new game modes, new playable characters and teams — it's arguably the most successful gaming franchise ever made. EA's latest soccer simulator boasts a fresh look and gameplay, it's the first FIFA title to appear on the current generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles. There's been versions of FIFA on almost every console ever made, dating back to the early '90s when FIFA International Soccer arrived on the Sega Megadrive. RELATED: FIFA 22 highlights Socceroos star Tim Cahill's legendary heading ability When FIFA International Soccer launched in 1993 it was revolutionary, it was one of the most life-like video games the world had seen by that point. FIFA 96 was the first one to arrive on PlayStation, a huge step forward f..

US tries to make nice with France after Australia sub snub

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit France next week as the Biden administration tries to smooth over hurt feelings and potentially more lasting damage caused by its exclusion of America's oldest ally from a new Indo-Pacific security initiative, the State Department said Friday. The department said Blinken will visit Paris starting Monday for an international economic conference but highlighted that he will also meet with French officials to discuss the rupture in relations. The administration has been scrambling to mend fences with France and the European Union more broadly since the September 15 announcement of the Australia-US-UK agreement, known as AUKUS, which cancelled a multi-billion-dollar Australian-France submarine deal. READ MORE: EU suspends Australia free trade talks amid submarine row All sides agree it will take time to repair those ties. The State Department said Blinken's talks will be aimed at "further strengthening the vital US-France relationship ..

Man dies saving child after kayak tips on NSW Central Coast

A man has died while saving a young boy after their kayak tipped on the NSW Central Coast. 9News understands the duo were father and son. "It appears the man has heroically held the young boy above the water when they've tipped over, saving his life," Inspector Andrew Craig from NSW Ambulance said. "Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of bystanders and paramedics, the man was unable to be revived." "It was a very emotional scene and bystanders had done an excellent job in rendering first aid to the patient before paramedics arrived." Paramedics were called to Gwandalan just before 5.30pm, responding to reports of a man being pulled from the water after falling from a kayak. duo were pulled to shore by members of the public, who then attempted CPR on the man, who is aged in his 30s. Four crews, including a speciali..

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

Merck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalisations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the US and around the world to authorise its use. If cleared, Merck's drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major advance in efforts to fight the pandemic. All COVID-19 therapies now authorised in the US require an IV or injection. Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics said early results showed patients who received the drug, called molnupiravir, within five days of COVID-19 symptoms had about half the rate of hospitalisation and death as patients who received a dummy pill. The study tracked 775 adults with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who were considered higher risk for severe disease due to health problems such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease. Among patients taking molnupiravir, 7.3 per cent were either hospitalised or died at the end of 30..

ICAC faces huge test after sparking Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation

The resignation of Gladys Berejiklian will put the Independent Commission Against Corruption under heavy scrutiny after its decision to announce a probe of the NSW Premier gave her "no option" but to quit. 9News Political Reporter Chris O'Keefe said that if ICAC doesn't have "slam dunk evidence" proving a link to corruption, the government would put pressure on the commission. "Make no mistake — this is also a test for the Independent Commission Against Corruption," O'Keefe said. READ MORE: The contenders to be the next NSW Premier "ICAC knew their actions today would leave a locked down state without a leader in the middle of the most damaging health crisis in recent history, and they chose to proceed anyway. "The feeling within government is if ICAC does not have slam dunk evidence that proves Gladys Berejiklian is either corrupt or has aided corruption, then the heat turns on the body itself and the taxpayer-funded lawyers who run it. "The stakes are very, very high."..

Victoria to change isolation rules for supermarket staff

Victoria is set to change the isolation rules for supermarket staff as stores struggle to keep their doors open with thousands of workers forced to isolate every day. Trading hours at a number of Victorian supermarkets have had to be cut down as thousands of staff are required to get tested and isolate. Some delis at both Coles and Woolworths are not operating due to staff in isolation, while shelves of items like toilet paper and fresh bread remain empty. READ MORE: Vaccine mandate for authorised workers in Victoria Major retailers such as Coles have called for the state government to bring contact tracing in line with NSW to allow fully vaccinated workers in essential industries to keep working if they are deemed a casual contact. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed today some rules on contact tracing would change. "I understand that was resolved positively and we are making some changes to those isolation protocols," he said. "We are making some changes but we'll make sure it&#039..

Flowers, balloons left at Gladys Berejiklian’s home and office

Locals of outgoing NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's electorate of Willoughby have left flowers and balloons at her home and office today after she stood down from her job. Ms Berejiklian served the local electorate for the majority of her political career so there has been an outpouring of support from her constituents following her resignation. This afternoon, there was an outpouring of support for the politician. READ MORE: 'I have been given no option': NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigns "It was just on Sunday we saw Gladys putting her bins like we do and thanked her for taking care of us and all the tough decisions she has had to make," one supporter told 9News. "When you first went into politics who would have thought you'd been facing pandemic like this, the pressure she was under was immense," another said. "It's just a real shame she has done a fantastic job during the pandemic," a local said. READ MORE: The road to resignation - How Gladys Berejikl..