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This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

This Restaurant Made Special Plates for Smartphone Food Photos

If you can’t help but snap a smartphone photo before eating a meal, there’s a restaurant in Israel that has a new concept designed just for you. The …

Mobile Photography

Understanding Copyright on Both Sides of the Lens

Many photographers use the word “make” to describe their process of photography. “I made these images,” you might hear a professional say describing …

How to Use a Manual Lens

Manual lenses are becoming more popular as adapters make it easier to use whatever lens you like. But surprisingly, they also have the added benefit …

Photographers: Every Email Could Be the Start or End of a Client Relationship

This is a short article that’s a reminder that every interaction you have is part of a relationship with someone — potentially a client.<p>Recently I …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Switching from PC to Mac? You have questions, we have answers

It's worth understanding that about half the people who walk into an Apple retail store to buy a Macintosh are new to the platform. So you're not …

Software

How To Use Your Xbox One Controller With Your Mac

- Jan 3, 2015<p>In the past, we’ve shared how you can use your PS3, PS4, or even your Xbox 360 controller to play games on your Mac. Now we’ve finally …

Xbox

10 of the Best Free Mac Apps

The only thing better than great apps for your Mac desktop or laptop are apps that cost you nothing. So, if you are looking for the best Mac apps …

Pro Hacker | Computer and Android Tricks and Tips

Pro Hacker is tech blog for Android, Computer and Internet geeks Here we feature Android apps,Hacking, Tech,Internet,Downloads,Blogger,Make …

How to connect your Mac to the TV: Apple TV, HDMI, and more!

First of all, let's answer the obvious question: Why would I want to send Mac video to a TV? There are tons of reasons: You're streaming content only …

Smart TV

Parallels Desktop 10 updated with support for Windows 10 and Microsoft Office previews

Parallels announced this evening that its virtual machine software Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac has been updated with “experimental” support for the technical preview of Windows 10 from Microsoft. Users who want to take the latest version of Windows for a test run without overwriting their existing …

How to access any Mac system preference in one click

Apple guru Dave Marra recently tweeted a great Mac tip that I'm going to share with you. Make sure to check out his Marrathon.com site for more great …

Operating Systems

Top 5 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps Which Every Apple User Should Download

If you’re a Mac user, then these are the top 5 must-have apps which you should install on OS X right away. For the complete list and details, head …

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Tutorials

I’ve been an Android user for 5 years – here’s why I’m very tempted to switch to iOS

Over the next couple of months, both Apple and Google will unveil major new software updates to their mobile platforms. iPhone users will be …

Former MySpace CEO explains why Facebook was able to dominate social media despite coming second

We asked the veteran tech guru to look back and answer a big historical question: Why was Facebook able to dominate social media despite coming after the wildly successful MySpace?<p>According to him, it was simple.<p>"The real problem was that the world had been trained by MySpace that social networking …

Microsoft Isn't Making Kinect For Windows Anymore, But Don't Worry

Microsoft has announced that it will cease production of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors, but don't worry. The company will still support the device and you'll still be able to buy an Xbox One Kinect sensor and connect it to your PC with the $50 adapter Microsoft announced in October last …

School Of Tech: Disadvantages Of Mini-ITX Motherboards, Best Upgrade From A Radeon 260x

<i>It’s the weekend, and another School of Tech session begins! This week we’ll explore the potential drawbacks to building a compact system with a mini-ITX motherboard, and we’ll tackle an AMD Radeon 260x upgrade question.</i><p>People have a myriad of questions about building and buying PCs and their …

Call of Duty

Xbox One SDK reportedly leaked by hackers in order to ‘end 2014 with a bang’

As if the massive DDoS attack from Lizard Squad wasn’t enough of a disastrous end to the year for Sony and Microsoft, a new group called H4LT has …

HoloLens is and isn't Xbox One's answer to PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset

Finally, we can stop asking Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer about virtual reality headsets. "For us, I think this is the area," Spencer told a group of interviewers at yesterday's Windows 10 event. He was responding to whether or not there's <i>also</i> a virtual reality headset in the works at …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Is Making 5 Virtual-Reality Movies This Year

The closest you can get to being at Sundance without your SAG card<p>Virtual reality's appeal has risen and faded over the decades, but 2015 seems like the year it might finally deliver--via motion pictures.<p>Oculus, the Facebook-owned company behind the Oculus Rift VR goggles, is in the midst of an …

It costs $50 to plug an Xbox One Kinect into your PC

What's stopping you from creating the first killer Kinect 2.0 hack? Well, now that Microsoft's released the do-all sensor's SDK to the public for free you don't have many more excuses. The software development kit is available without any fees and what's more, you can now put any finished apps up …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Tom Krazit/Gigaom<p>A week after iOS 8 was released I feel like a dog let loose from his electric collar. Before …

4 years and 50M downloads after its debut, the Infinity Blade mobile game comes to its conclusion

Chair Entertainment is launching its final content update for Infinity Blade III today. The conclusion of the series that has been downloaded more than 50 million times is a milestone in the Infinity Blade trilogy and a landmark in the history of mobile games.<p>Chair’s Infinity Blade series grew up …

Rebooting webOS: how LG rethought the smart TV

Things never went very well for webOS. Between its blockbuster launch at CES in 2009 and its relaunch on LG's smart TVs today lies a history of failed ambitions and a lost history of never-released products. When LG acquired parts of webOS in February of last year, we had two questions: what …

LG to sell world's first 4K OLED TVs next month for over $11,000

Pre-orders start in South Korea this week<p>LG is continuing to push OLED TV technology with the announcement that it'll be the first company in the world to ship 4K models. 65-inch and 77-inch 4K OLED sets will be available for pre-order in South Korea this week; the Associated Press reports that the …