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The best Apple Pencil apps that aren’t for drawing

You have a new iPad, and you have a new Apple Pencil. Time to learn how to draw, right? Not necessarily. Just like a regular pen or pencil, there are ton of other things you can do with an Apple Pencil. You can write, of course, but you can also play games, compose musical scores, do coloring in …

Apps

How to change your iPhone passcode so the cops can’t hack it

It’s time to stop using that useless 6-digit passcode on your iPhone. Now that cops around the U.S. are going crazy for the GrayKey, a little box that can crack your iPhone’s passcode in hours, it has become clear that the iPhone’s regular six-digit numerical code is no longer secure. And now these …

Face ID

Quick Tip: How to ‘Auto’ a Single Slider in Lightroom

Lightroom Classic has long had an “Auto” feature in the Develop module that will automatically set basic sliders for you based on the image at hand. …

Tutorials

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

5 Clever Noise Reduction Techniques in Photoshop

Applying noise reduction to your images can be a real science. Any tool you use is faced with the almost impossible task of getting rid of the noise …

Tutorials

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Tutorials

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

Master multi-tasking on your iPad

Apple offers valuable multi-tasking tools to help you get productive on your iPad. What are they, how do they work, and how do you use them?The what …

Apps

Danish Cinnamon Snails Recipe

"Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally …

Dessert

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Apple Pencil

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

Theology

How to scan and fax from your iPhone

Faxing is definitely back-in-the-day, but when you need it, you need it. Here are some useful apps that will help you make retro connections to …

Apps

Vacation Photo Tips: Using Photoshop to Remove Tourists Who Clutter Up Your Shot (VIDEO)

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous …

Tutorials

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Productivity

10 Post-Processing Terms Every Photographer Should Know

Post-processing a photograph can range from basic image adjustments to extensive editing and retouching. Your choice of post-processing workflow …

Tutorials

How to replace a paper notebook with your iPad

The iPad has replaced many things — it’s a TV, it’s a games console, it’s a book, it’s a (huge) camera, and it’s even a typewriter. But until recently, it hasn’t made a very good alternative to paper. But thanks to the Apple Pencil, and to iOS 11, that has changed. Now you can write and draw a note …

Apple Pencil

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. Sure, pricking a sweet potato with a fork, wrapping it in tinfoil, and roasting it until done at 350 degrees Fahrenheit <i>works</i>, but there is a better way. A method that’s equally uncomplicated, takes no more time, and yields superlative …

Curries

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

How to Fit Your Gear and Clothes in One Bag to Travel Indefinitely

Getting ready for your next trip? Travel is hard enough as a tourist, but as a nomadic photographer, a lot can go wrong. Whether the plane runs out …

Top 10 Resources for Photographers

I don’t have to tell you that being a photographer is hard work.Despite what people from the outside looking in might think, there are plenty of long …

Small Business

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe

A recent Canadian documentary promoted a fringe idea in American archaeology that’s both scientifically wrong and racist<p>Last month’s release of The Ice Bridge, an episode in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Nature of Things has once again revived public discussion of a controversial …

Anthropology

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p>A lot of …

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Workouts

Guitar Gravitas is the only guitar scale and chord app you’ll ever need

Guitar Gravitas is yet another iOS chords-and-scales app for guitar players, but this one’s worth a look because the layout is so damned useful. Unlike many other scale and chord apps, Guitar Gravitas presents exactly the information you need when you have the guitar in your hands and are ready to …

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Easily convert Live Photos into GIFs in iOS 11 [Quick Tips]

Live Photos are great. They can capture special moments in a way that some pictures just can’t. The little movie clips that play when you force-touch a Live Photo can show the joy or wonder of the image. But therein lies the problem. They’re basically video clips embedded into photos, which makes …

Join our #lpchat on Best in Travel 2018!

To celebrate the start of a whole new year of travel opportunities, we’re kicking off 2018 with a Twitter chat themed around our Best in Travel list!<p>Detailing the wheres, whens and whats of travel’s best offerings for the year ahead, Best in Travel is a go-to for tips, inspiration and ideas on all …

Travel

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

11 innovative ways to make money online

“Online work” used to mean “money grabbing scam.” You might find a job selling things online for a commission or writing blogs for money, but these rarely provided a living wage, or even enough spare change to justify the time commitment. Times have changed. The internet has finally become …