David Harrison

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5 Facebook Messenger Alternatives to Use Instead

It seems like Facebook is hell-bent on giving you reasons to stop using its services.<p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal was just the start. As reported …

Google brings new Tasks app to iPhone and iPad

Google has finally decided that Tasks deserves a dedicated app on mobile.<p>Available now on iPhone and iPad, Tasks boasts a clean and simple interface with all the features you’ll need to stay productive. It also works closely alongside Google Calendar and Gmail to make managing your most important …

App Store

Gmail’s big redesign is rolling out to all on the web

Gmail’s big redesign is now rolling out to everyone.<p>Web users can look forward to a fancy new look with features like Confidential Mode, Smart Replies, Snooze, and more. They finally make Gmail in your browser as good as Google’s mobile apps.<p>Google has invested a ton into making its Inbox and Gmail …

Apps

Adobe shows you how to make your own Profiles in Camera Raw

The latest major release of Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic CC unveiled all new "Profiles" to the world, including six new …

Tutorials

Understanding the science of camera sensors

When we see a technical video posted online, purporting to explain some scientific concept that has to do with photography, we typically brace …

Science

My Thoughts on the SmugMug Flickr Acquisition

Yesterday, we learned that the photo-sharing site Flickr has been acquired by the photo sharing site SmugMug. Terms of the acquisition were not …

Profit

Flickr Has Been Acquired by SmugMug

Huge news in the photo sharing world today: SmugMug just announced that it has acquired Flickr from Yahoo, which was itself acquired by Verizon last …

hobbyist

6 Reasons to Start Buying Used Computers Instead of New Ones

Looking to replace your current computer? On one hand, this is an exciting time. It’s your chance to have a new experience and accomplish tasks you …

How to Use Lightroom CC Mobile and Web with Lightroom Classic

Did you know that you can use Lightroom Classic together with the free Lightroom CC app on Apple and Android mobile devices? You can also use …

Tutorials

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

<b>Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.</b><p>Facebook originally began face-matching users outside Canada in 2011, but stopped doing so for EU citizens the following year after protests from regulators and …

Privacy

The Best Routers and Modems for Every Budget

Achieving the fastest internet speeds relies in part on service. However, many issues such as a slow or unreliable connection may find hardware, …

A talk by Aseem Malhotra to the European Parliament

15th April 2018<p>Last week, Aseem Malhotra addressed the European Parliament to talk about the complete nonsense of the current dietary guidelines. …

European Parliament

These Are The Classic Focal Lengths For The Classic Photography Genres

One of the best parts of getting serious about photography is discovering everything you can achieve with a broad array of lenses. It can be …

Cameras

Here’s all the data Facebook learns from a single photo you upload

I guess we all know by now that Facebook collects our data. But in a recent article, the Wall Street Journal focused on the data collected by just …

GeoTagging

How To Make Killer Wide-Angle Landscapes | Sony

I still remember getting my first 16-35mm lens on a full- frame camera. It was like a whole new world of possibilities had been opened up for me. I …

Cameras

How to Focus in Landscape Photography

Focusing is one of the pillars of photography. If you don’t focus in the right place, at best, your photos won’t be as sharp as possible – and, at …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Doing Photography On Gray Gloomy Days

Few things dampen photo-taking spirits more than rainy and gloomy days. Especially if you are on a trip to an exciting location and the clouds and …

Landscape Photography

How to use Files app with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive

The Files app can reach documents stored on more than just iCloud Drive. It gives access a whole range of cloud-storage solutions. A new video from Apple shows how to set this up, but it’s a simple process.<p>This is part of a series demonstrating ways to get more out of an iPad, but this guide …

Apps

Got an old PC? Find out whether you will get Intel's latest Spectre patch

Intel has listed a range of CPUs released between 2007 and 2011 that will not receive a firmware update to help guard against Spectre-related …

Computer Hardware

How to Get the Most from Lightroom Presets

Where should I start when talking about Lightroom presets? The subject has been covered so many different ways by so many different writers that at …

Tutorials

7 Vital Windows Maintenance Tasks You Should Do More Often

Owning a computer is fun, but you should take the time to perform some basic maintenance to make sure it runs at its best. Otherwise, the few minutes …

What to Look for in Your Facebook Data—and How to Find It

You've likely heard by now about Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy, Trump-affiliated data analysis firm that reportedly siphoned off information …

Social Media

How to Spot 7 Online Fakes Used by Scammers

Anyone who’s used the internet (hopefully) knows that you can’t trust everything you see online. Just because something looks trustworthy doesn’t …

Microsoft gambles on a quantum leap in computing

<b>In a laboratory in Copenhagen, scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough that could transform computing.</b><p>A team combining Microsoft researchers and Niels Bohr Institute academics is confident that it has found the key to creating a quantum computer.<p>If they are right, then Microsoft …

Quantum Computing

Understanding Aperture and Landscape Photography – Why F16 Isn’t the Only Choice

Landscape photography is, in my opinion, one of the most difficult disciplines of outdoor photography, and perhaps one of the most challenging genres …

Landscape Photography

How to stop Facebook tracking your location

Your iPhone probably knows more about you than your husband or wife. It knows what websites you visit, and who’s in your VIP contact list. It knows your credit card numbers, and it knows what apps you like to read with your morning coffee. And it also knows where you are, at all times, and even …

Facebook Privacy Tip: How to Limit Your Data Being Shared With Third Parties

By now you’ve probably heard that UK-based company Cambridge Analytica reportedly harvested 50 million Facebook profiles and used that data to build …

Bite Size Tips: How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

The histogram is one of the most useful tools in the camera that helps to evaluate proper exposure and is also one of the least understood and used …