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Samsung adds nearly 30 new clockfaces to ‘Always-On Display’ on S8, S9, Note 8 w/ app

Samsung packs its devices full of features, some useful, some not. One of my personal favorites for the past few years has been the “Always-On Display” which debuted on the Galaxy S7. In recent releases and updates, Samsung has continually improved the feature. Now, Samsung is adding quite a few …

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Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

Mobile Photography

Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Text, images, and stickers all work in the web version of Android Messages<p>Google is beginning to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing people to use their PC for sending messages and viewing those that have been received on their Android smartphone. Google says the feature …

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Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

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How To Shoot Into The Sun Without Creating A Silhouette

Silhouettes, they can be beautiful. They are one of the first shots we aspire to when we get into photography. Fortunately, there are many articles …

Landscape Photography

These are three essential lenses for landscape photography

When we speak of landscape photography lenses, the first thought of many photographers are wide angle lenses. In this video, Nigel Danson shows you …

Landscape Photography

Master Your Wide-Angle Lens Photography

One of the best things about a wide-angle lens is that it allows you to get gorgeous, sweeping views of a landscape.<p>With other lenses, it's difficult …

The FocusShifter LensShifter will make your DSLR go VAROOM!

A couple of nights ago, I was shooting some macro photography and since I shoot in manual mode, I was operating both the zoom and focus rings …

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the most expensive phone I've ever used (and I love it)

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TGIF! #inkedgirls

Some people are born to be critics when a critique isn't requested.<p>3w<p>3w<p>3w<p>+Scott Detweiler Fantastic work yet again buddy.... thanks for answering the …

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Huawei’s New P20 Pro Smartphone Comes Equipped with Night Vision

Huawei’s latest headset, the P20 Pro smartphone, is turning heads for more reasons than just its design.<p>The P20 Pro is capable of taking pictures in …

Dark websites: The best sites to get started with on the dark web

Dark websites aren't as easy to find as those on the regular internet so here's our pick of the best and how to access them<p>There are plenty of useful …

How to back up and restore text messages on Android

Backing up text messages on Android isn't part of Google's cloud service, mainly because Google isn't in the text messaging business.<p>But if you want …

How to Dramatically Shape the Light of a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

Lightroom’s adjustment brushes allow you to apply local adjustments to specific areas in your photos — great for landscape photography. In this …

This shortcut makes an emoji keyboard pop up anywhere you can type on Mac

It turns out that sending emoji from a Mac laptop or desktop running an up-to-date version of OS X is easy.<p>It's not as easy as it is on a smartphone, but it's still pretty simple. Just press <b>control + command (⌘) + space</b> at the same time.<p>It's these three keys:<p>Pressing them at the same time in most …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

Information Systems

5 Genius DIY Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In 1 Minute

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert photographer, getting that perfect shot often takes painstaking effort and excruciating time. South African …

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Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear Smartwatch Launched

The new Casio WSD-F20 Android Wear smartwatch was announced at CES 2017 back in January and the device is now available to buy.<p>The Casio WSD-F20 is …

Add MacBook storage without the added bulk with the Nifty MiniDrive — just $29.99

Maxing out the available storage on your MacBook can create a bigger hassle than you’d expect. And if you want external storage, that usually means using up a USB port and toting around an external drive pretty much everywhere you go. Instead, boost your storage capacity by another 256GB with the …

How to Create Rainy Window Portraits in a Studio

With a makeshift studio and a camera in hand, it’a possible to create nearly anything. In this tutorial, Gavin Hoey brings the stormy weather indoors …

Huawei's thin new Honor V9 sports a 5.7" QHD display, a Kirin 960, Nougat, and a massive 4000mAh battery

Huawei has been producing some pretty sweet smartphones lately. Most recently, we found the Mate 9 to be a solid smartphone all around. The Chinese …

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

USB-C Power Meter Helps You Spot Counterfeit Accessories Before They Fry Your Gadgets

The promise of USB-C is great: One cable to connect all of your devices, laptops, tablets, smartphone. Unfortunately it comes with the big caveat …

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