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Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

Wi-Fi

The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full

There are two things your iPhone will run out of quickly: battery life and storage.<p>Getting more power is easy — just get a battery case or a portable …

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen

iPhones are lost and stolen every day, but luckily Apple has robust tools built into iOS that will keep your data safe and your device unusable if it's misplaced or snatched by a thief.<p>With Find My iPhone, you can locate lost devices, disable them, and even fully erase them, but unless you've been …

Apple Pay

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

Apps

10 Wildly Successful People on How They View Failure

Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur or a musician, the road to success is often paved with rejection and failure. The difference between those …

Motivation

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

Cloud Computing

Spring 2016 cameras to look forward to

Cameras

RAW and JPG File Formats Are Very Different Indeed

You probably know that shooting in RAW is, for most photography buffs, better than using JPG—but you might not know exactly why. This image should …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

Airmail for iOS is here: the email app that can do everything

The most popular email apps usher in some sort of innovation: Sparrow had incredible simplicity, Mailbox had snoozes, and Inbox has its intelligent cards and bundles. Their popularity came from changing the way we work with email — so it's easy to overlook today's launch of Airmail for iOS, which …

Apps

Apple has an idea that could eliminate the ugly camera bulge on the iPhone 6

The redesign would use a curved camera sensor instead of a conventional flat one, potentially eliminating the unsightly "bulge" found on the iPhone 6 and 6s.<p>The camera bulge was a major complaint many had with the iPhone design when it was first introduced in 2014. Apple even tried to hide the …

Mobile Technology

KGI: iPhone 7 Plus likely to feature dual-camera system for better photos using LinX tech, 2-3x optical zoom

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI securities is today reporting that they believe the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual-camera system option with Linx camera technology Apple acquired last year. By using two distinct lenses, Apple can use the additional image data to create substantially …

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Leaked 'iPhone 7' Display Backlight Shows Moved 3D Touch and Flex Cables

Taiwanese website <i>Apple.club.tw</i> has shared leaked images of the purported backlight assembly for the "iPhone 7" display. The component draws some similarities to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus backlight assembly, although the 3D Touch chip and LCD flex cables are relocated on this leaked part.<p>The …

From 140 to 10,000 characters, Twitter likely to expand size limit for tweets

Twitterappears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.<p>Cheif Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter's intentions in a …

Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Reuters has implemented a new worldwide policy for freelance photographers that bans photos that were processed from RAW files. Photographers must …

Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything

One billion tourists now roam the planet—and the world’s most pristine spots are showing the strain. In the new film ‘Gringo Trails,’ the …

How to do Landscape Panoramic Photography

Have you ever been somewhere with a great view and taken a picture with your widest lens, but wished you had an even wider one that could capture the …

Landscape Photography

Your Guide To Twitter Marketing For The Professional Photographer

Effectively Using Twitter For Marketing Means Putting Social Priorities Before Sales And Bookings<b>Today, I want to look at the world of social media,</b> …

Marketing

Here are the secret apps that only Apple employees get to use

When a prototype iPhone 4 was carelessly left in a bar by an Apple employee, the company quickly scrambled to retrieve it, fearful that journalists and competitors could use it to find out what goes on during the making of a new product.<p>Apple employees are given access to a suite of apps to help …

Apps

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses …

How to Treat Noisy Images in Lightroom

Fighting noise in your images is one of the most common task during post-processing. But it's also a very challenging thing to do because with every …

Tutorials

How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon

So an image of mine (@lightbrekkie) appears to be doing the rounds lately on Instagram and you may have seen it.<p>One of those normal days started with …

Astronomy

An Interview with Jason Kirby, Founder of Togally

Jason Kirby is a photographer and entrepreneur who is working on building Togally, a new online marketplace for connecting photographers and those …

Why You Should Always Make Time for Personal Projects

Whether you’ve been a photographer for 10 weeks or 10 years, we’ve all heard the cautionary tales about yet another creative who’s packed it all up, …

Weight Saving Techniques

So, you’re stuck carrying a ton of equipment and it’s weighing you down? Watch this short video to see one way Varina lightens her load.<br>Here are some …

Nature Photography