David Kao

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Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,199 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

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7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

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I Make Grilled Scallions at Every Cookout, and Will Until the End of Time

By Alex Delany<p>Scallions deserve the chance to take a leading role. Let them shine.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>I don’t know if you’re supposed to feel sympathy for vegetables, but I’ve always felt bad for scallions. Sure, …

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This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>The word …

Parenting

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

How to Make Perfect Carbonara: Mistakes to Avoid

By Alex Delany<p>You want perfect strands of pasta glossed with a rich, silky sauce—not noodles tossed with scrambled eggs. Here's how to get it right, every time.<p>Pasta carbonara is the ultimate there's-no-food-in-the-house dinner. No matter how bare your cupboard or unfortunately under-stocked your …

I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks

Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart explains the 10 tips and tricks every iPhone user needs to know. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>I've been using the iPhone ever since it came out, one of the biggest problems with it, is there's no instruction manual. Apple doesn't provide a manual for the …

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

Here’s How to Get Perfect In-Camera White Balance: No Editing Required! (VIDEO)

Whether your passion is nature photography, portraiture, macro, or shooting sports, it’s likely you’ve devoted considerable processing time to color …

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Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake<p>Serves 8<p>Cooking spray<p>1 (16-ounce) loaf sliced white sandwich bread, such as Pepperidge Farm Hearty White <br>8 …

How to sync Lightroom catalogs across many computers without Lightroom CC

A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone …

14 Helpful Lightroom Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom is an app that’s filled with all kinds of helpful features that can make life easier for you once you learn they exist. Here’s a …

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

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Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

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33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Some Helpful Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Workflow efficiency can always stand to be improved, and keyboard shortcuts are one of those little things that can add up to big savings over time. …

Super-Simple Make-Ahead Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars<p>Makes 24 bars<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>14 whole graham crackers, broken into 1-inch pieces, or 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 7 …

Our 5 most crazy-popular potato salad recipes

Few things draw as much delight at any picnic, potluck or tailgate as an All-American potato salad — or a German one. Wherever you fall on the …

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

Don’t Call Yourself a Photographer If You Still Make These 5 Beginner Mistakes (VIDEO)

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean …

Top Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Fujifilm Cameras

Fujifilm has all but replaced their entire lineup of 16MP x-series bodies now with the newer X-Trans III based imaging sensor. The similarity to the …

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How to Significantly Speed Up Lightroom

I love Lightroom. It is an amazing tool that is able to do almost everything that I need when I edit, and do so in an organized way. The one problem …

Why You Should Be Calibrating Your Monitors

A color calibrator was perhaps the best non-photographic photographic purchase I've ever made. If you're not calibrating your displays, this helpful …

20 Parents' Helpful Tips For Raising Kids With Autism Spectrum Disorder

“Autistic children can learn anything and do anything with practice and patience. Don't give up on them.”<p>Oh, a quick note: Autism spectrum disorder will mean something different for each kid, parent, and family. And not all of these tips will be useful for everyone, so take whatever you think is …

WATCH: How to Adjust Your Camera’s Autofocus System

If you’ve ever noticed your camera is no longer focusing properly, you may be in need of an autofocusing tune-up. Thankfully, this is usually a job …

Cameras

25 Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks That Will Deliver Spectacular Results (VIDEO)

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he …

The Most Dangerous Sunscreens For Kids (and They're Probably Hiding in Your Beach Bag)

Along with wearing sunglasses and hats, sunscreen should always be a part of your family's Summer routine — but is the sunscreen in your beach bag right now actually safe? The EWG released its annual list of the sunscreens with the worst ratings for 2018 to alert parents.<p>The sunscreens that made …

My Camera Set-Up and Settings for Fuji X Cameras

Share47<p>Tweet<p>Shares 47<p>About the Author<br>• Latest Posts<p>Robert Clark<p>Fine art nature, landscape and street photographer. A graphic designer, architect, …

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