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10 Free Apps Worth Checking Out on the Google App Marketplace

Check out these 10 free apps that you can use to create business cards, send reports, create designs, and more.

This Small, Portable Flash Cube Can Pump Out 1,500 Lumens of Light for Your GoPro or Smartphone

One of the biggest weaknesses of mobile cameras is shooting in low-light. The sensor can’t usually handle it very well, and the built-in light …

Video: How to Properly Fine Tune Autofocus on Your DSLR Through Micro-Adjustments

One pesky issue you may have run into with your DSLR is front-focusing or back-focusing, a problem that, in the past, required that you send your …

How to Advance Your Photography with Aperture Priority Mode

Many photographers think that the next step after shooting in auto mode is jumping right into manual. But, as landscape and architecture photographer …

Amazon Starts Shipping The Fire TV Stick, Its “Fastest Selling” Hardware Yet

Amazon announced this morning that its Chromecast competitor called the Fire TV Stick, which the company also revealed is the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever,” is now shipping to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The dongle’s immediately popularity likely came from the introductory …

Writer's Favorite Lens - 70-200mm Zoom

What is the best lens for taking flattering portraits? ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM! “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what …

Cameras

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

<b>Warning</b>: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

Top 10

How To Shoot A Watch Using One Light And All The DIY Gear In The World

I’ve never been a fan of watches, normally I just use my cellphone if I need to check the time. My girlfriend, on the other hand, is a fan of …

12 Android battery life tips and tricks

Batteries are growing bigger with every passing year, but we're not seeing a huge benefit because our Android devices are demanding more and more out …

Going Deep: 7 Features Hidden Inside Your Camera's Menu System That You Should Know

For a photographer brought up on steam powered film cameras, modern day DSLRs seem like science fiction to me. Fifteen years ago, camera functions …

Need to Shoot at Night? Three Essential Pieces of Lighting Gear

I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop). The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again. With a …

10 dating apps to get your love life back on track

Internet dating has certainly taken a new technological turn and is migrating from desktop to smartphone. Yet this isn’t solely inspired by convenience: developers have been quick to build apps that take advantage of the smartphone’s features to oil the dating wheels.<p>They exploit the location …

This 360° Action Cam is Kodak’s Interesting Response to the GoPro

Kodak, or rather JK Imaging pretending to be Kodak, recently launched a new entry into the action camera market. It’s called the Kodak PixPro SP360, …

Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

Digital Photography

GoPro ad shows a lion's lethal hunt from the big cat's perspective

Watch a lioness take down a waterbuck at ground level<p>GoPro's marketing department has the easiest job in the world — all it needs to do is strap one of its rugged cameras to someone or something doing something exciting and it has an instant ad. In the case of this new video, the GoPro has been …

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to help you switch from iOS to its newest platform, Android Lollipop. The tech giant has …

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.<p>Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit …

7 Ways to Better Integrate SEO Across Your Marketing Channels

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and a freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the Digital Current blog.</i><p>Search engine optimization is one of the most essential marketing functions to help drive qualified visitors to your website on a regular basis, but unfortunately many …

Why your next camera lens should come from the 19th century

If you’re one of those for whom photography is as much about the journey as the destination, you’ll have a lot of fun with Lomography’s new Petzval lens.<p>Lomography got its start selling ‘80s-era Russian film cameras, but the Petzval lens takes things to a whole new degree of retro. It’s a …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Even NYC's new domain address is exclusive — for New Yorkers only

<i>Update: .NYC domains are generally available to the public starting today at 11am.</i><p>New York City is getting its own domain extension and starting on October 8, the .nyc address will be available to that elite subsection of the general public known as New Yorkers.<p>Like everything in the Big Apple, …

Google Now for Android Notifies You When Flight Price Drops

Google today updated the Google Search for Android app with yet another travel feature: price drop notifications. If you’ve been looking at a flight on Google’s Flight Search, and the price drops, you may get see a Google Now card letting you know. You can download the new version of the app now …