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Price drop! Improve your smartphone photography skills now

The majority of us in the West now have a <b>powerful camera in our pocket</b>. It’s with us everywhere we go, so it’s never been easier to document our lives through smartphone photography.<p>But what if every photo you took was <b>better calibrated, better angled, and better lit</b>? What if you recognized more …

The 9 Best Hotels to Book in Key West in 2018

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This Brilliantly Simply Trick to Remember Things Is So Effective, You Won't Believe You Weren't Already Doing It

I'm warning you. It's really simple. But I can't believe I haven't been doing this my whole adult life.<p>Sometimes the simplest solutions are best.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I took a summer Friday and headed to Rhode Island. It was a nice trip. One of the highlights: My wife and I joined my aunt and …

Friday 5: How to get the most out of YouTube Music

The transition from music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and even Google Play Music to YouTube Music might seem confusing and daunting, but it’s actually pretty straightforward once you understand just how the system works.<p>We just spent a month with YouTube Music — comparing …

YouTube Music

Android Messages for Web now available to everyone

Google’s messaging strategy has been a disaster for years, but lately, the company has been working to fix that. Recently, alongside the reveal of Google’s “Chat” RCS initiative, the web client for Android Messages went official. Now, that handy tool is available for everyone.<p>The best gifts for …

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Colombia's Uncrowded Tropical Paradise

When people think of beach destinations in South America, Brazil often comes to mind, with visions of sunny Ipanema, Copacabana, or any of the …

This $40 box instantly adds gigabit Ethernet anywhere in your home

If you thought having wired gigabit internet in your home was just a dream, think again. You don’t need to pay some company $1,000 to run Cat6 …

Snapdragon 1000 for Windows 10 on ARM faces a big challenge

It’s almost ironic if you think about it. Intel wanted to get into the mobile and wearable market dominated by ARM chip makers like Qualcomm that it …

Windows 10

7 iPhone calendar tips everyone should know

When setting up your iPhone ($916 at Amazon Marketplace), there are a number of settings to change and tweak right away, but one that often goes overlooked is the stock iOS Calendar app. It's simple but deceptively powerful if you set it up right. Who knows -- with a few minutes of work upfront, …

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Samsung Pay: Everything you need to know

Paying with your phone is still a relatively new prospect, but it's become a ubiquitous feature on just about every NFC-capable phone over the last …

How to move photos on your phone to a microSD card

We wish all phones came with unlimited storage out of the box, but at least many Android phones have the option to expand that storage with microSD …

How To: 15 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts Every Android Pro Should Know About

There are a number of options and hidden menus within Android that provide users more control over their device. With this control, you can better …

This app just changed the way I use Android: Notifix

Notifix is an app for Android devices that basically says to Google: “I’m gonna do your job for you.” Where some developers say, “oh I’ll just do all …

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation to …

This Famous Luxury Train Has Announced Amazing New Vacation Packages for 2019

Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The …

How to spoof your Android phone’s location to get around media blackouts

Unfortunately, due to contracts made between sporting events, award shows, and other televised events with TV networks, sometimes you can’t watch something just because in a blacked-out market. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to spoof your location to get around these.<p>Amazon Kindle Paperwhite<p>How to …

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How To: 33 Cool Little Android Features You Might Not Know About

One of Android's biggest strengths is its flexibility. There's usually more than one way to perform the same task, which makes it easy to find an …

25 All-Time Favorite iPhone Tips

We’ve collected our 25 favorite iPhone tips from our popular and free Tip of the Day email newsletter. Our readers are finding that these tips help them enjoy their iPhone more and use it more effectively. The headline for each tip links back to a more version of the tip, replete with …

Photography Tips: What Is HDR & How to Use It on Your iPhone Camera

What does HDR mean and why would I want to use HDR photography on my iPhone? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and an HDR photo is created by balancing the shadows and highlights of an image so that neither is being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on the iPhone is done by combining three …

iPhone

How to Turn Off Repeat Message Notifications on Your iPhone

I’m sure you’ve noticed that your Messages alerts sound twice: once when you get the message, and again two minutes later. If this isn’t your cup of tea, there’s an easy way to change it. Repeat Alerts can be found, and changed, in the Settings app. You can choose to set repeat message alerts from …

iPhone

Speed Up iPhone: How to Clear RAM on iPhone to Make It Faster

How do you clear RAM on iPhone and what does clearing RAM do? Resetting RAM on your iPhone makes it perform faster. Memory on iPhone is about how many various activities are going on at once. Clearing RAM allows iPhone to clear out any processing it doesn’t need to currently do. When you clear RAM …

iPhone

Review: Keep Your iPhone and Valuables Safe with SAFE Wallet

Thanks to Apple Pay, cash and credit cards are becoming less important; but there are still times when you need an ID, a business card, some cash, and perhaps a credit card, just for places that don't accept Apple Pay. But why carry a separate wallet when you can use the SAFE Wallet (starting at …

Apple

How to Instantly Send Photos in Messages

Open the Messages app<p>Tap and hold down on the camera icon to the left of your text box<p>While still pressing down, slide your finger up to the camera icon to take a picture<p>Then lift your finger to automatically snap your photo<p>It will appear in the message text box, so you can review it. Then tap send

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6 Tips for Telling Stories with Your Photos

Stories are integral to human culture and storytelling is timeless. In photographic practice, visual storytelling is often called a ‘photo essay’ or …

Photo Essays

4 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iPhone Keyboard

As an iPhone power user, you probably take pride in knowing all the hacks to make your smartphone best friend more efficient. You know all of Siri’s tips and tricks, how to cool down your overheated iPhone like a pro and save your battery life in a snap. While all those steps are crucial to …

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25 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

iPhones are pretty clever there's no doubting that, but the chances are your iPhone is probably a lot more clever than you're giving it credit for, …

6 secret iPhone camera tricks you’ll wish you had always known

Even for its time, the 2 megapixel camera that came with the original iPhone was unremarkable; the captured detail was wanting and the camera …

Mobile Photography

9 settings every new iPhone owner should change

New iPhone? Take a peek at its settings. So many categories, so many options within those categories. It's enough to make your head swim.<p>And you might find yourself wondering, are Apple's factory settings ideal? Right out of the box, is the iPhone really configured for optimal performance, …

Maps App: The Ultimate Guide

Apple's Maps app gives you everything you need to get where you're going and find interesting places along the way. It can tell you where you are, …

Maps

How to Use Another App While on a Phone Call with Your iPhone

When you’re on the phone with someone, you can still use other apps. Let’s say you’re talking to a friend who needs another mutual friend’s number. You can stay on the phone with them while you visit your contacts to find the information. It’s a simple tip but one that will be forever useful. …

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