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Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Ars Technica

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Insider Look at the Work of Famous Street Photographers: New Documentary

A new documentary by ALLDAYEVERYDAY Films will offer an insider glimpse at the work of some of the most prominent street photographers of past and …

Street Photography

6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids

Try these no-nag strategies to get them to pick up, do homework, brush teeth, and more.<p>Convincing your children to do things they <i>don't</i> want to do can be challenging. And making them stop doing the things you don't want them to do can be even trickier still.<p>We asked experts who have cracked the code …

Parenting

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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The Collection of Cameras that Shot Some of the World's Most Famous Photos

William Eggleston is an American photographer widely credited for legitimizing and giving credibility to color photography as an artistic medium for …

Five Low Profile Camera Bags Worth Carrying

Camera bags–as photographers we have to live with them to haul our gear from shoot to shoot, or even for a simple day’s outing with a camera (or two, …

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

Tutorials

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

How to Create a "Standard Import" Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Garry Winogrand, edited by Leo Rubinfien et al – review

To say that Garry Winogrand was productive is to dramatically understate the case. When he died in 1984, he left behind a huge archive: over 35,000 …

5 Values You Should Teach Your Child by Age Five

Many parents think that it's premature to teach values to a toddler or preschooler. But that's a misconception. Here are the values that all children should develop by their fifth birthday, and some easy ways to make them stick.<p>Value #1: Honesty<p><b>Help Kids Find a Way To Tell the Truth</b><br>The best way to …

Parenting

102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is a Floating Forest

The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as <i>The Floating Forest</i>, adds a bit of life to the area, …

World War II

The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Your child's education doesn't have to stop after school. These games made for your iPhone, iPad, and Android will keep your youngster's mind active outside the classroom.<p>Help your child identify and count numbers from 1 to 20, do simple addition and subtraction, and trace numbers that also open …

Kids

Google Plus Announces New Photography Features

Social media site Google+ is releasing a roundup of intriguing new photo tools intended to make taking, sorting, and editing pictures on your …

Disney World on a Dime: Great Money-Saving Tips

When we asked our readers for their top tips on cutting costs at Walt Disney World, we got hundreds of great ideas. Here are the best ways to save money on Mickey.<p>Disney World on a Dime: Great Money-Saving Tips<p>Do it Yourself<p>Book your Disney World vacation online. I've done a lot of comparison …

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