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A lot of conversation has been had recently regarding the capabilities of pinch to zoom on Apple mobile devices. The defense in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has stated that Apple uses algorithms that enhance photos and videos when you zoom in on them. If this were true then jurors (or anyone) who zooms in while watching any of the videos regarding the incident that took place in Kenosha wouldn’t be seeing the entire truth.

When you watch CSI or another crime procedural that uses computer magic to zoom and enhance images, they’re actually lying to you. Yes, we can zoom in on photos and videos. But we can’t make them perfectly clear like they do in TV or the movies.

Jason Ogaard is a software engineer who formerly lived in Hutchinson. He welcomes your technology questions, and he’ll answer them in this place. Please send your questions to technobabble@hutchinsonleader.com.