David Valdovinos

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31 Top Tips for Mastering Your New Apple TV

I've been using my new Apple TV for several days now and have found the interface to be quite intuitive. However, I quickly discovered there are a lot of tips and tricks that make it even better. Here's a comprehensive roundup.<p><b>Navigating</b><p>Press the Menu button to go back, quickly press it twice to go …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

13 awesome tricks your Mac just learned with El Capitan

OS X El Capitan promises to redefine the Mac experience with a host of new improvements that make working (and playing) smoother than ever.<p>There’s a lot to learn about all the new goodies in El Capitan, which finally became available to the public for free today. Everything from Notes to Safari, …

This is the biggest mistake tourists make when visiting Rome

Our first stop was in the historical city of Rome.<p>I'm not much into touristy things, but I knew I had to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Luckily, a friend who spent a summer in Rome gave me a crucial piece of advice about visiting these two hot spots: <b>Buy tickets in advance online.</b><p>The lines to …

Italy

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Apple’s electric car is real, and it’s almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

How to Get Perfect Color in Portrait & Landscape Photography

Photographer and X-Rite Coloratti Joe Brady talks about color in both landscape and portrait photography and easy it is to get great color with the …

Landscape Photography

The Exposure Triangle Visualised: Cheat Sheet - Digital Photography School

If you’re at the beginning of your journey to get out of the Auto mode on your camera you need to get your head around the 3 key elements of creating …

The Future of Artificial Intelligence, According to Facebook

While the idea of artificial intelligence leaves Elon Musk shaking in his boots, Facebook is embracing our supercomputer overlords and building practical business applications to use "deep learning" in our everyday lives.<p>While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of …

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Your landlord has given you the keys. You've driven or flown or sailed or ski-doo'ed triumphantly into this new city that you'll be calling home. Your moving boxes are brimming with your most essential belongings. You've brought along clothes, furniture, books, photos, friends...<p>Shoot.<p>You didn't …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 1: Getting Ready

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This is Part 1 of</i> …

Swift Programming 101 - Understanding Access Control

<i>Access Control is one of the late-breaking features added to the Swift language. It allows you to specify the parts of your code you want to make public, and the parts you want to hide. It's an important tool in creating easy-to-use, and easy-to-understand interfaces.</i><p>Targets and Modules<p>In Xcode, …

Apple posts ‘how to build an iOS app in Swift’ video on developer blog

Apple drew a lot of attention earlier this year when it debuted its own blog dedicated to updating developers on Swift, its programming language for building Mac and iOS apps first introduced at WWDC in June. The blog has since been used to share updates on the state of Swift as well as technical …

The iWatch Won't Be What You Expect it to Be

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

iWatch gets ultra-classy in gorgeous new render

From alleged wireless charging to circuit boards the “size of a postage stamp,” there are plenty of rumors about the features Apple is supposedly cramming into its eagerly-anticipated wearables debut, the iWatch.<p>Unlike the iPhone 6, however, which has seen enough leaked parts that you could …

Apple Is Hyping This Event More Than Anything In Years

Typically it doesn't spend much time teasing product announcements beyond cryptic invitations to the press. But on Thursday, Apple posted a countdown clock for its next product announcement on Sept. 9.<p>Yes, Apple has streamed its last few events, but this is the only time in recent memory that it …

Tim Cook

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

Video of iPhone 6

We published a post on parts of the upcoming iPhone 6 but now Feld & Velk have just uploaded a video of the new device fully assembled and partly …

Here’s the mystery building Apple is crafting for its big reveal

Apple Building Massive Structure at Flint Center for iPhone 6 Event

Apple today issued invitations for its upcoming iPhone 6 event on September 9, which is also said to include its much-anticipated wearable device. According to the invitations, Apple is planning to host the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, the same …

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How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Operating Systems

How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will …

Online Life

Apple and IBM Join Forces to Tackle the Mobile Enterprise – MacStories

A few hours ago, Apple and IBM announced that they were partnering up with each other to "transform enterprise mobility". The partnership will bring new enterprise solutions to iOS including native apps developed by IBM, unique IBM cloud services for iOS, a new AppleCare for enterprise, and will …

iPhone 6’s big roar scares off smaller smartphone makers

Someone looking for a meme worthy video could do worse than overlaying the soundtrack of a Savannah wildlife documentary with footage of tech companies vying for users to buy their next big smartphone.<p>Just like a lion feeds first, while the scavengers hang around and wait for scraps of spare meat …

Please do this before you upgrade to iOS 7.1.2!

iOS 7.1.2 has caused some problems for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Here's how you can avoid ruining your day<p>The same day the update was …

Head of Android says iOS is like a $100k Mercedes-Benz

Tim Cook and Craig Federighi took a few swipes at Android during WWDC’s keynote, but now that Google is readying its hype machine for Google I/O tomorrow, Sundar Pichai, the head of Android, tossed a few jabs Apple’s way in an interview with Bloomberg this morning.<p>Pichai noted that all the data …

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