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Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Photoshop Basics for Photographers – Video Tutorial Series

Photoshop is the modern darkroom. It’s also software that requires an in-depth knowledge of in order to really take advantage of all it’s features to …

Facebook Turns Off Website Internally To Force Mobile Development

“To be honest, a couple of weeks ago, myself and a number of other product managers had access to our website internally shut off,” said Facebook product manager Josh Williams.<p>Just how important is mobile to Facebook? According to Facebook product manager Josh Williams, the former CEO of Gowalla, …

OneNote for Windows 8 updated with pen and ink improvements

Microsoft first unveiled its OneNote Windows 8 app in July last year, and the company hasn't made any significant changes to the initial release since then. However, Microsoft is updating its note-taking application today to improve its pen and inking support. OneNote for Windows 8 previously …

Dongle jokes and a tweet lead to firings, threats, DDoS attacks

What started as a handful of off-color jokes by two men at a developer conference has led to cyberattacks, death threats, and the firing of two people, including the woman who originally reported the incident.<p>It all started Sunday at the PyCon event in Santa Clara, Calif., when Adria Richards, a …

With Xbox 'Durango' Requiring Full Game Installs, Is Microsoft Locking Out Used Game Sales?

There comes a defining moment in every rumor’s life cycle where it simply fizzles out, or surges forward like a runaway train. Unfortunately the latest rumors about the next Xbox console — code named Durango — and its always online connectivity are only being amplified, with new wrinkles pointing …

Google working on rival to Apple's iWatch

Google’s Android unit is reportedly working on a wearable smartphone that would be a rival to Apple’s much talked about – yet still unseen – iWatch.<p>Wearable technology has become an increasingly hot topic, with <b>Apple</b>’s <b>iWatch</b> and the smart spectacles <b>Google</b> Glass dominating the headlines.<p>Whilst <b>Google</b> …

No Hands, No Feet: My Unnerving Ride In Google's Driverless Car

There’s something unnerving about going for a drive on a crowded freeway with a guy who talks with his hands. But Chris Urmson didn’t seem the least bit fazed about taking his hands off the wheel (or his feet off the pedals) as we motored south on Silicon Valley’s Highway 101 at 65 miles per hour, …

Microsoft defends Windows RT, fails to answer criticisms

Microsoft is facing growing criticism over its Windows RT operating system. Performance issues with the OS were apparent from the very first Microsoft shipment of the ARM-based Surface RT hardware. The software maker has been shipping updates each month that have improved the situation gradually, …

Apple leads, Dropbox gains in cloud storage wars

Apple is currently in the lead when it comes to the domestic cloud storage wars, according to a new survey produced by Strategy Analytics.<p>The real strength here for the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation was digital entertainment, which tends to require a lot of space anyway.<p>Thus, the combination …

Apple to launch 'low-end iPhone' without Retina in 2013 -- report

Apple is planning a "low-end iPhone" that will lack some of the extras found in the company's iPhone 5, one analyst claims.<p>In a note to investors today, Amit Daryanani of RBC Capital Markets said that Apple plans to launch "multiple new phones" between June and July this year. According to …

Microsoft expected to update its full suite of built-in Windows 8 apps

Microsoft appears ready to roll out the set of expected updates to its full set of core, Microsoft-developed Windows 8 applications, as rumored …

Dropbox Hits Another Hiring Homerun With Rasmus Andersson, Facebook’s Mobile Design Guru

Dropbox has scored another big win on the staffing front.<p>Rasmus Andersson, the Swedish designer and technologist who for the past two years has worked at Facebook leading the design of mobile products and working on product infrastructure, is leaving the social networking giant to join Dropbox. …

Apple nudges developers to make taller, Retina apps

Alongside its decree to have developers phase out a retired device-tracking technology in their apps, Apple yesterday also set down a rule that requires developers to support its latest devices.<p>In a notice on its developer site, Apple set a May 1 deadline that will require all new apps and app …

Hey! You! Get off of Google’s cloud!

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New Apple Security Exploit Lets Someone Reset Your Password

<b>UPDATE:</b> Apple's password-reset system currently appears to be down.<p>An Apple account exploit allows anyone with your email address and date of birth …

Google Reader Who? Feedly Became Top News App On iPhone, iPad & Android This Week; New App Now Awaiting Approval

Where are the users headed following news of Google Reader’s shutdown? To Feedly, it seems. We already heard the company announce it had passed half a million new users, but more importantly, Feedly is now winning on mobile, too. According to new U.S. App Store and Google Play data, Feedly is …

Apple adds in-app purchase disclaimer to iTunes App Store pages

iDevices make for great 21st century babysitters, what with all the free, kid-friendly apps. But that techno-garderie does have an unfortunate downside for distracted parents: unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. In response to lawsuits and a general brouhaha over unwittingly amassed …

Sheryl Sandberg has made $44.3M from Facebook stock this year

Sheryl Sandberg is demonstrating just how lucrative leaning in can be.<p>The Facebook chief operating officer, whose new book "Lean In" aims to inspire women to work to the top of their industries, has made roughly $44.3 million in the first three months of 2013 from a number of Facebook stock sales, …

How It Works: A Touchscreen That Knows You

Touchscreens treat all fleshy finger pads alike: Most detect a simple change in electrical current or in sound or light waves regardless of who is swiping. Researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have built a touchscreen that can discriminate between users.<p>Every person's body has its own bone …

News from Anonymous

Via Flickr user Andrewww26. [Creative Commons]<p>A branch of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, @YourAnonNews (YAN), announced on Wednesday that it plans to start its own publicly funded news site. The move will allow the account to operate without the restrictions of companies like Twitter and …

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Apple ID security issue fixed, password page back online

Apple has fixed the security issue involving its Apple ID password-reset page, a vulnerability that had made it possible for hackers with a user's e-mail address and birth date to reset the user's password.<p>Apple said yesterday that it was aware of the issue and was preparing a fix. Meanwhile, the …

Windows Blue leaks online, includes smaller Live Tiles, new side-by-side Snap Views, and IE 11

An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online on the same day that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrates his 57th birthday. Build 9364, a partner version that was originally compiled on March 15th, has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of …

The week in cloud: reports of a spy cloud from Amazon and lotsa outages

Probably the biggest news of the week was a Federal Computer Week report that public cloud leader Amazon(s amzn) is building a private cloud for the …

FAA may ease 'reading device' restriction during takeoff and landing later this year

By early 2014, passengers may be able to use certain electronic devices in airplane mode during takeoff and landing, according to a <i>New York Times</i> report. The publication's industry sources say that the Federal Aviation Administration may announce more lenient electronics policies later this year, …

Google's decision to scrap Reader influenced by the cost of privacy compliance

Google is taking a lot of heat for its decision to scrap the popular Reader RSS feed aggregator, leading many to question why it would pull the plug on such a popular service. It turns out that the answer might have a lot to do with the hidden costs of safeguarding privacy. According to a report …