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Google Photos made a sad task easy and I’m grateful

I get it. Technology is consuming us. It’s turning our children into unhappy zombies, our social discourse into a swamp and may have helped Russia …

Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked

Doing stuff with your mouse is cool. Doing stuff with your keyboard is cooler. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts, ranked from best to …

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Tech tricks to help you organize your digital photo library

Get more out of Google Photos and Apple Photos.<p>Smartphones' ever-improving cameras encourage us to snap an ever-increasing pile of digital photos. And as these images build up in your phone's storage, they become harder and harder to organize. That's where apps come in.<p>Both Google Photos (for …

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The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

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How To Turn Any Lens Into A Macro Lens | Beginner Tip

Feel free to share and favour this post as you see fit!<p>Welcome back! Today is a little different! Today we are talking about a little trick that I …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

The Week on Instagram | 293 News The New York Times: Ranked by...

The Week on Instagram | 293News• <i>The New York Times</i>: Ranked by Instagram: The Paris Men’s Wear Shows• <i><br>Refinery 29</i>: There’s A New, More Intimate Way To …

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How To Take Stunning Long Exposure Photos With An iPhone (Or Android)

Long exposure photography is an interesting technique that can produce some quite stunning, dreamy and surreal effects. With a traditional DSLR …

Mobile Photography

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

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How to fix your chaotic nightmare of an email inbox

We've all been there. Missing that one important email because your inbox is cluttered with garbage.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Thankfully, …

Gardening 101: Orchids

Orchids, <i>Orchidaceae:</i> “First Corsage”<p>In a long-ago time when only boys could ask for dates and girls were expected to spend their days waiting for the …

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Concrete

Is there a more versatile hardscaping material than humble concrete? In the garden, you can use concrete blocks (or board formed concrete) to make: a …

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a holiday gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

Apple has a new iPhone menu that makes it way easier to manage your iCloud account

Apple took various important settings — like account security, passwords, credit cards, and photo — and put them in a single, easy-to-access menu atop the Settings app.<p>All of these options were available before, but they were scattered around the iPhone's settings. Checking out the new menu is a …

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The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Make your photos look amazing for free with Adobe Photoshop Express

Introduction<p>Adobe Photoshop is the tool of choice for professional photographers the world over. Its enormous toolset gives experts an incredible …

How to Download Netflix Videos to Your iOS Device for Offline Viewing

Ready for a weekend getaway? Us too. Unfortunately, our favorite cabin by the lake is a total dead spot when it comes to Internet coverage. What’s a …

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Trick Your Friends and Family With These 10 Bets You'll Always Win

If you’re looking for some ways to astonish your friends and family, or maybe win some free drinks at the bar, give these tricks a try.<p>In this video …

12 Photo Projects You Can Do From Home

Part of becoming an improved photographer is understanding how to challenge yourself to put the skills you already have to the test and acquire new …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Google's New App Lets You Preserve Your Old Family Photos Forever

Out come the baby photos...<p>Google has unveiled a new app which gives anyone the ability to ‘scan’ a high-resolution picture of their old photos and …

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How to make your manicure last longer

Provided you don’t chip them, there are few things more mood-boosting than a freshly painted manicure. Glossy nails have the power to make you feel instantly pulled-together in a way that no facial or blow-dry can. It’s no surprise that salons across the country have seen an uplift in requests for …

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Make a DIY Grout Cleaner Out of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

If the grout lines between your kitchen or bathroom tile have seen better days, this DIY cleaner should do the trick. And you probably already have …

This Simple Breathing Exercise Can Help You Fall Back Asleep at Night

If you ever wake up in the middle of the night and can’t seem to get back to dreamland, this deep breathing exercise can help.<p>You wake up, roll over …

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Resin Acorn Necklaces Hold Little Bits of Nature Inside

London-based artist Anna Buttonsy offers up acorn-shaped jewelry that holds miniature scenes of nature inside. With the magic of resin, Buttonsy is …

Taxidermist Turns Dead Cat into a Handbag, Sparks Controversy

A one-one-of-a-kind handbag fashioned out of the pelt of a dead cat and featuring the feline’s intact head as part of the decor has sparked quite the …

Running for your life: lift, inspire and be healed

Phil Hewitt discovered the benefits of running himself while writing a book about incredible achievements in the sport<p>Why do we run? It’s the question to which there are as many answers as there are runners. The elite run to be the best; millions run to improve their times; others to be better …

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14 iOS tips and tricks to turn you into an iPhone and iPad master

​​From new Siri smarts to split-screen browsing.​<p>Forget the iPhone 7, you don't need a shiny new smartphone to make the most of Apple's latest mobile …

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