Mark Holm

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Donald Trump’s success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy

Trump found a flaw in our political system, and we have no way to fix it.<p>As the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Ben Franklin walked out of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to find an anxious crowd. According to a diary entry recorded by James McHenry, a signatory to the Constitution, a …

Political Science

Serious security: Three changes that could turn the tide on hackers

We're all guilty of making security an afterthought. We need to change that attitude, and fast.<p>It's all gone. All the passwords, all the user names, …

Trident iOS flaws: Researchers detail how the spyware stayed hidden

The Lookout researchers who discovered the Trident vulnerability discuss how it was able to remain undetected.<p>Researchers have given more detail of …

The MacBook Pro is a lie

At least I hope it is<p>Many of us have been talking our way around this issue for the past week without directly confronting it, so I feel like now’s as good a time to address it as any: Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops are not designed for professional use.<p>This should come as no surprise to those …

With the new MacBook Pro, dongle hell became so much worse

Watching Apple's presentations sometimes feels like entering an alternate reality or some sort of magic realism-infused version of our world. On the …

Steve Jobs would probably be rather upset with what Apple has become today

This past week, Apple spent 82 minutes unveiling a new app, a computer screen made by another company, and three laptops with the same name. They weren’t exactly the major overhauls that many were hoping for, and the event comes not too long after the company released a new iPhone that looked much …

John Sculley

New 2016 MacBook Pro's Price Too High? Is It Worth It? I Asked Around

The new MacBook Pro packs a high price. I asked analysts and expert observers, via email, what they thought.<p>Performance primer: The $1,499 “base” 13-inch MacBook Pro is supposed to replace the 13-inch MacBook Air and the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro. That base model uses a 15-watt 2.0GHz dual-core …

MacBook Pro

Class action lawsuit against Apple over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ hardware flaw gains momentum

A few months back, we reported on a hardware flaw plaguing a growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, which garnered the name of “Touch Disease.” Shortly after the flaw was initially reported on, a trio of iPhone users filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Apple …

Mobile Technology

How DNS can be used to unmask Tor users

Researchers have found a way to use DNS traffic monitoring to deanonymize Tor users based on Tor exit relay usage.<p>DNS traffic monitoring can be used …

Information Security

You Can All Finally Encrypt Facebook Messenger, So Do It

Last spring WhatsApp pushed out code adding a new layer of security to a billion users' apps, creating the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging …

Yahoo Has Reportedly Been Spying on Hundreds of Millions of Its Mail Users

Yahoo (yhoo) last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by …

Make your Lightroom images look like they were processed with Capture One

Capture One is generally touted as the only real Lightroom alternative. Overall, many say that it produces better results, or at least better …

10 proven tactics for reading people's body language

You can learn a lot about someone's intentions and emotions from their body language, if you know what to look for. We've compiled some tips in the graphic below to help you better understand what people are really telling you.<p>1. Worry, surprise, or fear can cause people to raise their eyebrows in …

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

“They know nothing about art. They know nothing about history. They know nothing about philosophy.”<p><i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with</i> …

Education

8 reasons your pain won't go away

One of only a handful of physicians in the country who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Pain Medicine, Gary Kaplan, DO, author of <i>Total Recovery</i> and founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, was able to apply his pioneering perspective to help answer one of the most difficult …

Pain

5 Ways to Make Your Photoshop Life Easier

As much as Photoshop is an amazingly powerful tool, as photographers our goal should be to spend as little time in Photoshop as possible. My motto is …

Dave Cross Workshops

<b>TRAINING VIDEOS FROM PHOTOSHOP HALL OF FAMER DAVE CROSS</b><p>Have you struggled to learn Photoshop? Or perhaps you have grasped the basics but need more …

Visit markets in Europe for energy, joy, and local culture

The post Visit markets in Europe for energy, joy, and local culture appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comThe marketplace is one of the …

These European cities have the most affordable housing

According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe report [PDF], published this week, most European big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by.<p>As the map above shows, only in Athens and Greater Manchester did more than half of citizens agree that decent value …

More than 7 million Americans get taxed into poverty.

Maybe you think America needs to do drastically more to help the poor. Maybe you don't. But my guess is you will probably agree that, at the very …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick intro.<p><b>HTML</b> is a markup language used …

5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Whether they identify as white hats, black hats, or something in between, a majority of hackers agree that no password is safe from them -- or the …

Information Security

Astronomers estimate Perseid meteor shower will be twice as spectacular in 2016

“Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour,” NASA said<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower will be particularly spectacular in 2016, NASA announced Thursday, thanks to a welcome assist from Jupiter's gravity.<p>Although it appears as if the showers visit Earth each year, that's …

Here is how to start with Magic Lantern (Canon steroids for free)

Magic Lantern Is one of the more powerful pieces of software ever released for Canon cameras. ML was released a good few years ago, but I am still …

Magic Lantern

5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are five common problems and solutions to …

Wi-Fi

Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas.<p>Their app is a smart privacy system that …

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

EU wakes to biggest crisis in its history as Merkel ally warns: No special treatment

Britain must begin exit talks “as soon as possible”, European Union leaders said as they battled to shore up the bloc and prevent a contagion of copy-cat referendums pulling it apart.<p>The country is on course for a high-stakes stand-off with Brussels after leaders in a joint statement said “orderly” …

Europe