Piotr Konieczny

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Taliban dampens hopes for peace talks in Afghanistan

Clouding hopes for an end to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the<p>Talibanon Saturday said its leaders would not sit down for scheduled face-to-face talks with the Afghan government.<p>In a statement released on its website, Afghanistan's largest armed opposition movement unequivocally rejected …

Apple’s App Store Gets A Smarter Search Engine

A number of mobile app developers and industry observers recently noticed a significant change in the way the Apple App Store’s search algorithms are returning results. Developers say that, following a series of shifts that took place beginning on November 3, app search results now appear to be …

Apps

The Hidden Features of Google Maps

Staying on top of new navigation features is a little tedious so it's a good thing we do it for you! But like, for serious.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>Sometimes I don't even notice until I'm in the middle of something and notice my phone is doing this weird thing it never used to do. …

Google Maps

How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

There are three easy-to-use Lightroom tools that that allow you to quickly isolate areas within a photo to make specific adjustments. These three …

More Governors Seek to Ban Syrian Refugees After Paris Massacre

After the terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people, the placement of refugees fleeing Syria has come under scrutiny as at least two dozen governors — mostly Republicans — have raised concerns about Syrian refugees relocating to their state.<p>"The first and foremost responsibility of …

Syrian Refugees

How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

The focal length of the lens you use, combined with the aperture setting, determines how the camera sees whatever you point it at. This has profound …

Photography