Gordon Davidson

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Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way …

Cameras

The Best Portrait Lenses for the Fuji X Series (X-T2, X-T20, X-Pro2, X-E3, etc.)

The love of portrait photography is often born of the desire to take better pictures of family members and friends, but for some, this love …

How to add metadata for manual lenses in Lightroom

As my love for photography has increased over time, so has my love for manual focus lenses. Lenses such as the Samyang 135mm f2 provide unsurpassed …

A Look At The 7Artisans $370 50mm f/1.1 Lens

A few weeks ago a Chinese lens manufacturer by the name of 7Artisans was in the news and causing a bit of a stir by playing right into the ‘wish’ …

Discover why Python is an essential programming language

If you dream of earning big bucks as a programmer, you’ll need a broad knowledge of popular programming languages. Most experts would agree that …

Python Programming

Fujifilm X-T20 review: love, rekindled

The junior member of Fujifilm’s high-end camera lineup might be the best<p>Strolling through La Rambla in the heart of Barcelona this month, I saw and heard the full kaleidoscope of human cultures around me, but something wasn’t quite right. There was an anomaly about the tourists surrounding me. Not …

Fuji GFX 50S Review: Medium Format for Landscape and Travel Photography

I had the good fortune of having a pre-production model of the Fujifilm GFX 50s to take with me to Norway in February of this year on my scouting …

Batteries

Tube Radio Restoration, Hammarlund HQ-120

Restoration

How To Live Audaciously

It takes courage and determination to claim your life for your own. You must have strength to swim upstream, go against the grain, and live according to your own terms.<p>And you must do it.<p>If you want to avoid a slow march towards death, then you must gather your courage, step up, and claim the life …

Positive Thinking

The 'world's lightest' electric bike is not cheap

What'd you expect?<p>A company called Budnitz introduced what it says is the "world's lightest" electric bike. It's called the Budnitz Model E. It has a single speed, is made of titanium alloy, and can help riders reach up to 15mph for up to 100 miles. It's custom-made in Vermont and everything you'll …

10 completely different IDEs and methods for making Android apps

So you want to make an Android app? Great, all you need to do is to download Android Studio and learn some basic Java. Then again, you may be better off downloading Unity and learn some C# if you want to make a game. Or if you don’t like Java or C#, you could decide to make your app with Python, or …

Fuji X-Pro1 Review | Documentary Wedding Photography

Fuji X-Pro1 Review – six months in; I’ve now been using my Fuji X-Pro1 for around six moths professionally. Initially, I was commissioned by …

How to find a lost or stolen Android phone

If you’ve fallen victim to a lost or stolen Android phone – don’t worry! There are a number of steps you can take to get your smartphone back into your hands. From third party applications to simple security methods that are already built in to your Android device, today we’re going to walk you …

Android News

The Benefits of Spending Time Alone, According to Science

I’ve been in two long-term relationships (my first lasted seven years, and I’ve been with my current partner for five), and frankly the time in …

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

<i>Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay</i><p>There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your …

How to Make: Asian-Style Stir Fry Paua

A chef is only as good as her ingredients, and at Minaret Station, that means the chef can be very good: fresh-caught seafood comes in by helicopter …

Deal: Learn how to build your first Android application for free with this mini course

Learning to develop for a new operating system can be daunting, especially when many tutorials are so expensive. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at developing for Android, we’ve got something here for you. Thanks to the Android Authority Deals Store, you can learn the basics on how to build …

Java Tutorial for Beginners - Here is how to learn Java

If you have ever wanted to write your own Android app, for fun or for profit, you are probably going to need to do some programming. There are lots of different ways to write Android programs but the official language of Android is Java, so this Java tutorial for beginners may be for you. If you …

Protect your privacy with VPN by Private Internet Access

<i>SPONSORED CONTENT</i><p>VPN by Private Internet Access is a simple, but effective VPN service that you can use to make yourself anonymous online, keep you safe in public WiFi hotspots, and perform any other sensitive business like financial transactions, file transfers or anything else that you would like …

Recording Lossless Audio With Audio Hijack From Rogue Amoeba

Since the dawn of ripping CDs and downloading high resolution music people have been subjecting the files to audio analysis through applications such …

Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249

Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in summer of 2013, is today available in retail locations for the first time.<p>This is a relatively big deal considering just how few crowd-funded hardware products ever make it out of the lab and into a retail location. …

HideMyAss! Your secret’s safe with Jack

Photograph: -/AFP/Getty Images<p>Edward Snowden, who Jack Cator credits with raising general awareness about internet privacy, and also a spike in HideMyAss’s …

Information Systems

14 best Android Launcher apps

Motorcycles | Cool Material - Page 4

Rides<p>Gasoline Motor Co. is an Australian motorcycle and scooter builder that has produced some exceptionally cool bikes over the years, but nothing …

30 Ways Evernote Can Improve Your Life | One App to Rule Them All | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: This article is NOT a sponsored post. We received absolutely nothing from Evernote in exchange for this post and have never communicated with</i> …

Imgur kills its Pro subscription, now lets all users store an unlimited number of images

Image-sharing service Imgur has long offered a "pro" tier that gives users unlimited uploads; community features like commenting, voting, and sharing; access to a wide variety of analytics tools; and more. Now, instead of charging $23 per year (or $2.95 a month) for those features, Imgur has …

Apps

10 Tips for Working From Home | The Art of Manliness

The rise of the digital age has allowed more and more people to work remotely and to start businesses in the comfort of their own homes. Working out …

To Be or To Do: John Boyd's Roll Call | The Art of Manliness

According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than …

How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The straight punch is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …