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TSA Battery Restrictions: Clearing Up Confusion on Flying with Lithium Ion

Congratulations! You just got hired to travel for your photography/video services! The question now becomes: how do you get your batteries on the …

How to Use Control Center's Apple TV Remote in iOS 11

In iOS 11, it's possible to add an Apple TV Remote interface to the Control Center that will allow you to quickly navigate and control playback on your 4K Apple TV or fourth-generation Apple TV using your iPhone or iPad. It's a great solution if you just can't get on with Apple's Siri Remote, and …

10 apps that will change the way you use your Mac

The right apps can completely revolutionize your computer experience, but why bother paying for them when there are so many free alternatives …

The aperitif: All you need to know about France's 'evening prayer'

<b>How important is the apéro really?</b><p>One word you'll hear all the time when around French locals is "apéro". It's short for "aperitif" and according to …

The incredible photos you won't believe were taken in Paris

Paris is probably the most photographed city in the world, thanks largely to the fact it's remained so photogenic over the years. You might think …

France

9 iPhone Camera Effects: How To Use Them For More Creative Photos

Is iPhone photography still just a point-and-shoot deal for you? If so, you’re really missing out. The native iPhone camera app is loaded with …

Mobile Photography

Story of cities #12: Haussmann rips up Paris – and divides France to this day

Georges-Eugène Haussmann is feted internationally for transforming the French capital with an audacious programme of urban planning. Yet 125 years after his death, his legacy at home remains much more controversial. Why?<p>He was the Parisian who ripped up his home city; one of the most famous and …

Apple’s BatteryGate: One Man’s Intentional Device Slowdown is Another’s Peak Demand Management

Stories about Apple throttling the processor speed of older devices with worn batteries have been everywhere the last few days. There have been several threads on Reddit and Twitter about it, most of which embrace the conspiracy theory that Apple is doing this solely to encourage iPhone upgrades. …

30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Apps

2018 Is the Year to Finally Write That Book. Here's How to Start

A solid outline is the first step toward finishing your book this year.<p>As the CEO of a publishing company, one New Year's goal that I hear over and over again is "I want to write a book."The biggest secret I have to spill here? The struggle is not in getting started; it's in keeping the momentum …

Great Destinations: Île-de-France, Haunt of Kings and Artists | Travel in France

<i>There is more to Île-de-France than just Paris. Proud Francilienne Marion Sauvebois ventures out of the capital to discover the picturesque villages</i> …

7 mighty benefits of writing by hand

<b>While pen and paper may seem poised on the edge of obscurity, writing by hand offers a bevy of brain-boosting perks that should not be lost to</b> …

7 Tips, Tricks and Reminders For Becoming a Better Writer

The fastest way to become the person you want to be — is to write about the person you really are.<p>Prior to giving a briefing in Vietnam in front of a …

Futuremark Debunks the Myth that Apple Slows Down Older iPhones With Updates

Image Source: Futuremark<p>The belief that Apple purposely slows down older iPhones with iOS updates is one of the oldest tropes thrown around by Apple critics. They almost universally believe that this is done to bait less sophisticated users into upgrading to newer iPhone models more often than they …

Europe’s holy war: how the Reformation convulsed a continent

From Martin Luther's assault on the pope to the horror of the Thirty Years' War, Diarmaid MacCulloch picks out 12 key moments in the western church's …

Five Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I used to think keeping a gratitude journal was easy.<p>I had this little workflow setup through Launch Center Pro on my iPhone which asked me different …

Keyboards are overrated. Cursive is back and it's making us smarter

The proliferation of devices in daily life has led to an international handwriting crisis. Teachers, parents, and politicians around the world are debating why they should bother spending time teaching what some say is a dated skill. Accustomed as we are to speedy, wifi-connected devices, we’ve …

University of Washington

Using Journaling to Cope with Sadness

Sadness is a difficult emotion to experience.<p>Usually, we ignore it. We pretend it doesn’t exist. We distract ourselves by staying busy. Or we berate …

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

How Much Should I Tip? Tipping Etiquette in Paris and France

Tips are expected in America, but what about in France?<p>Given the frequency of this question we thought it would be helpful to breakdown a few …

Discover the Historic Shopping Arcades and Covered Passages of Paris

<i>Discover a selection of three beautiful covered shopping arcades, whose popularity began at the beginning of the 19th century. In this French lesson</i> …

You don't need to close apps on your iPhone

I repeat, opening up the multitasking window and swiping apps off the screen won't help your iPhone get through the day.<p>This myth that it does has persisted for years. Apple blogger and podcaster John Gruber said earlier this week it's the "single biggest misconception about iOS," the software that …

Apps

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

iMazing Mini Allows Users to Wirelessly Backup Their iOS Devices to Their Mac

- Jul 19, 2017<p>Indie developer DigiDNA has released iMazing Mini, their free macOS utility that offers automatic wireless backup of iPhone, iPad, and …

Worshiping a Golden Calf on Sunday Morning is Deceptively Easy

“Now set your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God” <b><br>-- 1 Chron. 22:19</b><p>All sin is idolatry because every sin is an exercise in trust of something or …

The 10 Benefits Of Keeping A Journal And How To Get Started

The benefits of keeping a journal are far-reaching. Not only does it keep you organized but it’s very cathartic as well. Journaling dates back to the …

6 Security Tips If You Really Need to Use Public Wi-Fi on Your iPhone, iPad or Mac http://buff.ly/2t0QNwY #iPhoneTipsandTricks #security

The iPhone killed my inner nerd

iPhone 1, geek 0<p>When I was a teenager, this time of year would be insufferable. My bedroom would be nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit without air conditioning, but it wasn’t even particularly hot outside. I had at least five tower PCs running inside my bedroom, all contributing a lot of heat to my tiny …

App Store

Wind Energy Has Officially Become Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

The Plummeting Price of Wind Energy<p>Bent Christensen, who is responsible for cost projection for Siemens’s wind power division, has estimated that …