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Take better smartphone photos with these 15 tips

​<p>The best camera, as they say, is the one you have with you.<p>While smartphones don't take photos as well as a dedicated digital camera, you never leave home without your mobile device. Plus, not only is the quality getting better with each generation, they're ideal for editing your work (and perhaps …

How to get the best out of photo apps on your smartphone – video

Dan Rubin, editor-at-large of the Photographic Journal and an early Instagram adopter, takes a tour of London to test some of the best smartphone photography apps. By shooting a variety of people and places, Dan shows how using some specially selected apps throughout your photography workflow can …

Behind the Lens: Why iPhones are better than cameras

In the last New Yorker magazine of 2013, writer Craig Mod penned a piece titled “Goodbye, Cameras.”<p>He traces his history with cameras from the 35mm …

Top 10 Reasons to Travel With Your Smartphone

Travel is a huge part of my life. I am either traveling around the United States or internationally for business and pleasure. I capture and share my experiences through photographs and videos. One of the most asked questions I receive from people on social media is what type of camera do I use …

Pope begs forgiveness for Church sexual abuse

Pope Francis condemns what he calls 'despicable' sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy in historic meeting with six victims, including two from Britain, at his private residence in the Vatican<p>Pope Francis issued a profuse apology to victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy, including two …

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Vet Sues After Burial With Gay Partner Is Denied

A U.S. Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife. Seventy-four-year-old Madelynn Taylor filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boise after she tried to make advance arrangements …

Bull run gets fans on, and off, their feet at Hawthorne

David Sturms walked onto the soggy horse track wearing white pants, a white shirt and a red belt fashioned from scraps of his daughter’s prom dress.<p>Sturms, one of three friends with dreams of running with the famed bulls of Pamplona, Spain, had something close to a dress rehearsal Saturday in the …

China's Christians fear new persecution after latest wave of church demolitions

When we reached Sanjiang, in Zhejiang province, an elderly woman was angrily telling the pastor how at the end of April police dispersed members of her congregation and neighbouring ones who had come to protect their new Protestant church from being bulldozed. Several pastors were arrested and many …

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Activists urge China to abolish 'black jails' | Asia Pacific

<b>Beijing, China -</b> Human rights activists and scholars are calling on China to halt the use of "black jails" and forced labour camps to detain accused sex workers.<p>Suspected sex workers who are marked for detention and locked up in a "Custody and Education" labour camp for up to two years have no …

Brazil World Cup Stadium Builders Accused of Human Trafficking their Workers

By Kyra Gurney <br>InSight Crime<p>One of Brazil‘s largest construction companies has been accused of human trafficking and keeping workers in slave-like …

Brazil's 'Quilombo' Movement May Be The World's Largest Slavery Reparations Program

<i>This article is the first in a two-part series about Brazil's quilombo movement. Read the second part here.</i><p><i>Luiz Pinto, who has been fighting eviction for decades, at home with his dog. (Carolina Ramirez/The Huffington Post)</i><p>When Luiz Pinto was growing up, his parents wouldn't let the family talk …

Do Americans Want the Gov’t Forcing Hobby Lobby and Other Christian Business Owners to Cover Birth Control?

Early polling following the Supreme Court’s contentious Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby ruling shows that nearly half of U.S. voters support the decision to exempt closely-held companies from birth control mandates that violate their owners’ religious conscience.<p>A Rasmussen poll found 49 percent of …

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Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.

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US Patent and Trademark Office Denies Apple’s Touch ID Trademark

According to a report from Patently Apple, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office published a letter to Apple denying their trademark application for …