Alvin McKinley

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How to master Split View on the Mac

Split view on the iPad is amazing. Two apps, side-by-side, open up all kinds of neat shortcuts. You can drag text, links, and pictures from Safari into notes apps, emails, Pages documents and so on. The Mac is less in need of such a mode, because screens are bigger, and you can already place two …

Most Useful Siri Commands on macOS

Starting with macOS Sierra in 2016, Apple introduced support for Siri on the Mac, allowing you to access the personal assistant across all of your Apple devices for the first time.<p>Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology …

5 Google search tricks that will give you so much more in the world of web

Most of us spend huge chunks of our time surfing the WWW, but very few of us know the tricks that make searching easier – speed up your browsing with these nifty search bar hacks<p>1. Search within a specific website<p>Whether you’re an uber fan of a publication like the Telegraph or you recently read …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

The 20 photographs of the week

Photography,Barack Obama,US news,Sport,Culture,Israel,Greece,Migration and development,Art and design,Palestinian territories,Syria,News photography,Global development,Environment<p>The continuing refugee crisis in Europe, the ongoing violence in Syria, the Nuit debout protest movement – the best …

Barack Obama

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

It's time for a little perspective.<p>We are, as the saying goes, but a tiny speck.<p>And from time to time, it's important to put things into perspective. Or, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson would tell you, have your mind blown.<p>Just consider for a moment that while Earth has an equatorial diameter …

The Needs of the Soul: Simone Weil on the Crucial Difference Between Our Rights and Our Obligations

“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds.”<p>I continue to consider the French writer, philosopher, and political activist, <b>Simone Weil</b> …

7 Scientifically Proven Habits Of Charismatic Leaders

For charismatic leaders, it all comes down to how you make others feel.<p>Some people just seem to have it: The way they communicate energizes others and makes people to want to be around them. They have what’s commonly referred to as charisma.<p>This is no small matter, as any of the U.S. presidential …

Body Language

Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

Art & Painting

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The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Photography

Nikon D7100 Review

An attractive camera, aimed at the enthusiast, the Nikon D7100 follows on from the well-regarded D7000 which, I noted in my DPS review at the time, …

Jacques Lowe: the JFK photographer who lost his life's work on 9/11

What do you do when, as a photographer, you are told your image archive is so precious that it's uninsurable? The answer for Jacques Lowe, whose images helped create the legend of John F Kennedy, was to store them in JP Morgan's seemingly impregnable vault in Tower 5 of New York's World Trade …

New mural by Natalia Rak in Białystok, Poland for the Folk on Street art festival. 

New mural by Natalia Rak in Białystok, Poland for the Folk on Street art festival.

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.<p>Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Street Photography

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

Edgar Degas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Degas

Chen Yifei http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-chen-yifei.php A&P

"Open Work in Latin America, New York & Beyond" show at Hunter College's Leubsdorf Gallery. Review available online.

Viktor Sheleg

Gouache 50x70cm - 2000