Rob Lowes

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9 Common Photography Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

If you're an amateur photographer, you've probably wondered how to get your pictures to look as good as the ones pros take. But there are a number of …

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How to Love Others

Dear friend,<p>I want to write you a letter with some personal thoughts on love.<p>1. Why love?<p>First of all, I think love is the most important thing in …

10 public speaking mistakes successful people don't make

After interviewing successful professionals such as Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte and Michael Port on my podcast, Improving Public Speaking, I have discovered what high achievers consider these mistakes to be.<p>The mistakes most professionals make in public speaking include:<p>When speaking in public, you …

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Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

7 Things You Need to Think About Before Pressing the Shutter

Have you ever spent a day shooting a wedding or walking through a city doing street photography or hiking trails in search of the perfect landscape? …

Seven Ways ‘The Walking Dead’ Has Learned From Its Mistakes

Entering its sixth season this Sunday, it’s safe to say that <i>The Walking Dead</i> has never been as good as it is now. Many dramas get better over the course of their first few seasons, but few have continued to improve this deep into their existence. <i>The Walking Dead</i> was once an occasionally …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Batman can really beat Superman

What will happen next year when The Man of Steel goes up against The Dark Knight? Astrophysicist and 'StarTalk Radio' host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Batman can compete against Superman.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly and Rob</b> …

Apple TV vs. Roku 4: Which box will hold your attention?

Those on the lookout for a new streaming box this fall will have a tough decision to make when the fourth-generation models of both Apple TV and Roku hit the market. And while they both have some solid features, which one you end up buying depends a lot on what you already own.<p>Here’s how the two …

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Launch Center Pro for iOS gets widget shortcuts back years after Apple rejection

Launch Center Pro, the iOS utility that offers shortcuts to various features inside apps, now has a Notification Center widget that lets you launch your custom actions from wherever you are in the OS. Other apps like Workflow have similar functionality, but Launch Center Pro's addition is …

These 'Star Wars' Spaceship Posters Are Graphic Design Masterpieces

The attention to detail for each is stunning.<p>Artist Dean Robert Smith releases a new series of posters using his tried-and-true graphic design techniques, this time encapsulating the spaceships of <i>Star Wars</i>. Each poster showcases frontal and aerial views of four iconic spacecrafts: X-Wing …

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9 Essential Items for Fall Camping

Get outside and enjoy the final few weeks of warm weather with these must haves.<p>With the hottest days of summer behind us (hopefully) we've reached one of the best times of year to camp. But what to bring? Well, the best part about car camping is there's plenty of space to pack some comforts of …

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The iPhone 6s has a very tough act to follow

With a day to go until Apple unveils the iPhone 6s, an app analytics company has revealed some interesting stats about the company’s 2014 flagship …

Review: WALTR for Mac converts & transfers any video to iPhone and iPad, no iTunes required

Getting DivX and MKV movies, FLAC audio files or audiobooks onto your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is an incredibly cumbersome multi-step procedure, …

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If the new Apple TV running iOS 9 looks this gorgeous, take our money now

We know that the next Apple TV will be a radical, gaming focused overhaul of Apple’s streaming set-top box, but what will it actually look like? Wednesday will tell, but if it looks and feels anything like this iOS 9 overhauled concept by Andrew Ambrosino, we’ll be pretty happy indeed.<p>Ironically …

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The iPhone 6S Evolution: Apple's Revolutionary Secret To A Successful Smartphone

Apple has a long history of innovating around existing ideas in software and hardware, taking the best-in-class techniques from other areas to apply them to its smartphones, and looking at its own successes to translate them to its mobile platform.<p>Since the launch of the first iPhone, critics have …

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Recommended Reading: The story behind Google's new logo

<i>Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.</i><p><b>Evolving the Google Identity</b><br>by Alex Cook, Jonathan Jarvis and Jonathan …

How the original Microsoft Xbox project 'pissed off' Bill Gates because it didn't improve Windows

If you asked Bill Gates, who's been trying to get a computer into the living room since Bill Clinton was in office, he'd probably tell you this change hasn't come soon enough.<p>Back in the late nineties, Microsoft was worried about Sony's PlayStation 2 video game console, which was slated to launch …

How Apple is preparing for the end of the iPhone affair

There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share,” barked former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer during an interview in 2007. “No chance.”<p>Ballmer, colourful and charismatic though he is, proved to be a poor prophet. Seven months after his damning indictment, …

The power of photography: Images that changed world opinions - Telegraph

Photographer Takes Haunting Photos Of Beautiful Abandoned Places

Spooky!<p>Polish photographer Anna Mika knows how to get the most out of an abandoned setting. The crumbling buildings in her work look beautiful and inviting, despite the creepy nature usually associated with vacated spaces.<p>Mika told The Huffington Post that her photos are mainly of mines, hospitals, …

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Xbox One Vs. PS4: Is Social The Secret To The PS4's Success?

In our continuing examination of just what’s making the current console climate tick, I’ve recently been focusing not just on how Microsoft is reimagining its console to better compete with the PS4, but just what led to the PS4′s success in the first place. Simplicity is a huge part of that: people …

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Amazon Prime Video joins Netflix in Japan this fall

In Japan, globally popular internet video streaming services are like buses — you wait forever then two show up at once. Following Netflix's recent announcement that it'd come to Asia for the first time with a Japanese launch on September 2nd, Amazon has followed suit by saying that Prime Video …

Learn the new iTunes with iMore's 'Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide'

Do you want to learn everything there is to know about Apple Music? The team over at iMore have been following Cupertino’s new music streaming …

Mapped: Where affordable meets desirable - the best places to live in Britain

Discover the top 10 places in the UK where house prices are cheap and residents are happy...and the reverse<p>The trouble with ranking affordable places in which to buy a house is that, more often than not, no one actually wants to live there.<p>On this map, devised by Hampton International and the …

The ONE Basic Thing Steve Jobs Did Differently Than You (and how you can change that)

“When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the …

This is the new movie poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The iconic painted posters for every <i>Star Wars</i> movie have long served as a key visual link between the films. This new poster for <i>The Force Awakens</i>, released to attendees at Disney's massive D23 convention, is no different. The poster was created by artist Drew Struzan, whose famous style has graced …

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that <i>Star Wars</i>-themed …

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The Best Tents of 2014

Sierra Designs Flash 3UL<p><b>BEST FOR</b>: Backpacking any time rain is in the forecast.<p><b>THE TEST</b>: At first it might seem crazy that the Flash ($499) doesn’t have vestibules over its two waterproof doors. But testers quickly realized that this apparent weakness is actually the three-person tent’s most …

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Why Apple And Amazon Choose To Be 'Frenemies'

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: Apple and Amazon.com are not friends. If they were high school students, they’d be mean girls glaring at each other from opposite sides of the cafeteria, jealously forcing their friends to pick sides between Team Chloe and Team Madison.<p>To put it into …

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Car too small for family camping? Try a Tow-N-Stow | family camping

Let’s face it, not everybody has a pickup truck or a monster SUV to carry the tent, sleeping bags, camp stove, firewood, and all of the other …

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