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The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

Why is Composition Important?

Dear friend,<p>I’ve been thinking a lot about composition— what it is for, and why it is important in photography:<p>1. Composition directs the eyes of …

Lego Life is a social network for kids to share their Lego creations

Like Instagram, but for Lego<p>Sharing the wacky and fun things you built out of Lego is half the fun of playing with the classic construction toy, and the internet has made that even better in a lot of ways, helping Lego fans from around the world share their builds and show off their stuff. But …

Lego

Meet RAW, The Best Photo Editing App Powered By Photographers

There’s a brand-new app in town that every photographer must add to their everyday essentials. Introducing RAW by 500px—it’s going to totally change …

How Apple's iPhone 7 Plus melds two cameras into one

Apple uses computational tricks to set its device even further apart from traditional digital cameras -- and most phones.<p>You might think the dual cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 Plus aren't that complicated. It's like having two regular cameras slung over your shoulder, one for wide-angle shots, the …

Mobile Photography

iOS 10 Widgets Are Great: Here’s How to Put Them to Good Use

Apple’s new widgets in iOS 10 might not seem like a big deal, but developers have already made great use of this new function. Not every app has a …

We Compared the iPhone 7 Plus Camera to a Nikon DSLR

Another iPhone has hit the market and once again Apple has claimed that its camera creates "DSLR quality pictures." I never believe when any cell …

​Shutterbugs, rejoice: Apple's iOS 10 will shoot raw photos

The option could bring new flexibility and photo quality, letting iPhone photography match a feature already built into Android. Also coming: better photo color.<p>Photography enthusiasts love "raw" photo formats that let them wring as much flexibility and image quality as possible out of their …

Mobile Photography

Abstract iPhone Photography: 7 Creative Shooting & Editing Tips

Abstract photography is a fascinating way to present ordinary subjects in a unique and imaginative way. So what kind of subjects and editing …

Photography

7 Advanced iPhone Camera Controls For DSLR Photographers

Do you enjoy the creative photography options you get with your DSLR, but find that you often miss out on great shots because you don’t have your …

Mobile Photography

iPhone photography cards featured by Jack Hollingsworth :-)

What would good friends do if you asked them to help you improve your photography skills?<p>They would give you good, helpful and often unexpected tips. …

There's a simple reason serious photographers love iPhones despite their flaws

The best smartphone camera in the world lives on an Android. But as a photographer I'm going to stick with the iPhone.<p>I've had the privilege of testing the Samsung Galaxy S7, which went on sale this week. And it has unquestionably the best camera ever mounted on a smartphone. It matches or beats …

Mobile Photography

How to see how much data your iPhone apps are using

The use of cellular data when you’re using your iPhone or iPad while out and about is to be expected, but do you know exactly how much of your data …

Apps

A Beginner’s Guide for Manual Controls in iPhone Photography: White Balance

Welcome to the third feature in our series of Beginners Guides for Manual Controls in iPhone Photography. You can find the other installments …

Mobile Photography

How to use the Rule of Thirds to improve your iPhone photos

There’s one key aspect of photography that I’m extremely passionate about and that’s composition. A while back, I wrote a post called 10 Composition …

iPhone

How to attach files and documents to the Mail app on iPhone or iPad

Since using my iPad in a more productive way for the past couple of weeks, a few problems I never really had to deal with before started started …

iPad

What the "Trust This Computer" alert on your iPhone means

Occasionally, you will be asked on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad whether or not you want to “Trust This Computer” when you attach it to a computer …

Information Systems

‘National Geographic Style’ Lighting Tips from a World-Class Photographer

Travel photography master Bob Holmes is back in the studio with the folks at Advance Your Photography talking about how to shoot that ‘National …

Two New ‘Rules’ of Composition that Can Improve Your Images

Portrait photographer James Allen Stewart wants to show you how to break the old rules of composition… with some new rules. In a recent video, he …

Landscape Photography

The Best Lenses for iPhone Photography

We considered 40 iPhone lens attachments and tested nine models in a variety of scenarios and settings (including backpacking through the Cascades) …

10 Great Ways To Take More Interesting iPhone Photos Of People

People make amazing subjects for your iPhone photography, and there are so many different ways to capture them. From traditional posed portraits to …

Mobile Photography

5 of the Best Smartphone Camera Lenses Money Can Buy - Enlight Leak

Smartphones have come a long way since their humble beginnings, and so have their cameras. That being said, Instagram filters and native editing …

Mobile Photography

How smartphones are changing digital photography

The enormous growth in popularity of smartphones in the past three years has had many consequences, some of which were in retrospect easy to predict, …

Mobile Photography

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Two ways to batch rename files on a Mac

If you ever find yourself needing to rename several files at once, Mac OS comes with several inbuilt options for getting the job done.<p>If you're working with a bunch of files on a Mac and you find yourself needing to uniquely name each and every one of them, you don't have to rename them one by one. …

Tutorials

Here’s how to stop Facebook from listening to you on your phone

Facebook has been listening to US users of its apps since 2014, but a recent report from The Independent claims that the social network is always listening. Kelli Burns, a communications professor at the University of South Florida, told the paper that she believes Facebook listens to all …

Social Media

Give your Macbook more storage with Nifty MiniDrive

The storage space battles never seem to end, but a secret weapon has arrived for Macbook users.<p>Nifty MiniDrive for Macbooks allows you to add up to 128GB of storage to your Macbook without a bulky hard drive attachment, giving your system the boost it needs. For a limited time, it’s just $33.99 …

10 iOS Features We’d Love To See Apple Announce At WWDC

Hardware may be sexy, but software determines what gadgets can do. Here’s an iOS wish list from developers and other Apple watchers.<p>If 2016 is like every other year in recent memory, we can look forward to the unveiling of a new iOS version at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, which …

Apps

7 settings new iPad owners should change right now

Tweak these settings for a better tablet experience.<p>New iPad? It's a pretty easy device to use, but certain aspects can be confusing. For example, if you also have an iPhone, don't be surprised if your new tablet suddenly starts ringing the next time you get a phone call.<p>That's a feature, not a …

Apps

Five Things About Apple You Don't Know But Should

The late Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs wanted the company he built into one of the world’s most profitable to endure long after he had departed. …

Profit