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Use Google Maps to see where you've traveled

Google's new Your Timeline feature shows all the places you've visited, using your smartphone's GPS. Learn how to use to your advantage.<p>Google Maps has been tracking everywhere your phone has gone, and now it's ready to share that data with you, and only you. Using a handy new feature called Your …

Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button

Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap battery life) or staying within reach of your computer. If so, Satechi might just come to your aid. It's releasing a …

Batteries

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft is reportedly investing in Uber.</b>It's raising a $1 billion round of funding that will value the company at $50 billion.<p><b>2. A group of German vehicle manufacturers has reportedly agreed to purchase Nokia HERE.</b> Uber had been in the running to buy the mapping service.<p><b>3. Photo-sharing app</b> …

VSCO's new acquisition may bring machine learning to photo curation

Visual Supply Company, the company behind the fan-favorite photo editing app VSCO Cam, has acquired a startup named Moving Sciences LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it seems VSCO wants to bring machine learning and automation to photo curation.<p>If you’ve never heard of Moving Sciences, …

What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.<p>Autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow<p>Future of Life Institute

iStock introduces Dropbox integration for on-the-go photo editors

Getty Images' stock photo and illustration service iStock is introducing a new feature that gives customers the option of automatically syncing purchases to a Dropbox account. iStock says this means users no longer have to download licensed assets one by one, and can easily access any content …

Get Smart: Boost Your Workflow With Saved Searches in Adobe Lightroom

Smart Collections take Lightroom's Collections feature to another level with rules-based image queries.

Using the PlanIt! App to Plan your Photography Shots

Note: I have no affiliation with either program. TPE is probably the best known ephemeris application used by photographers. There is, however, a new …

Digital Photography

Picture of the Day Project to Practice and Help You Grow as a Photographer

I watched the future football Hall of Fame quarterbacks practicing on the sidelines just before the Super Bowl. Although they had thrown the football …

Creating Macro Photography Scenarios: Tiny Worlds

Sometimes when we think of macro there’s a tendency to head straight for nature; a close up of a flower, a butterfly wing, dew drops on the grass …

Lightroom CC – Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop

In this video you’ll discover how to seamlessly move photographs between Lightroom and Photoshop with the exact control that you need.<br>KW – Lightroom …

The First 3 Photoshop Blend Modes You Need to Understand

Photoshop can be extremely intimidating to learn, but once you start to get a grasp on some of the tools it has to offer, you’ll wonder how you ever …

3 Steps to Professional Looking Headshots Using One Flash

Ideally, every time we take photos of someone, there is a studio full of equipment at our disposal or wonderful sunlight that is perfectly diffused. …

Digital Photography

7 free ways to grow your photography business. You can do number 3 now.

Photo by BrianAre there really free ways to grow your photography business? Yes, yet, there is always a cost. Chances are your time is more abundant …

4 Steps to Help You Start a Documentary Photography Project

The thing you need to do for getting good ideas which are actually possible, is to weigh the game in your favour. You need to be selective in your …

Photography

Do You Need a Picture Archive?

So you have some digital photographs or videos and are wondering if you really need to worry about managing them or archiving them, or whatever it is …

Online Life

A Quick Portrait "Finishing Move" in Lightroom

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 27, 2015 in Adjustment Brushes, Featured, Lightroom Tips | 11 comments<p>Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). 🙂<p>This isn’t …

The buck stops here

Adobe have just announced a change to how new cameras will be supported in Photoshop CS6 and earlier versions of Lightroom. Just don't blame Adobe …

Tutorials

Lightroom CC – Publishing Collections of Photographs to Facebook

Learn how to quickly publish your photographs to Facebook using Publish Services in Lightroom.

Lightroom CC – Web Collection Sharing Across Devices

Learn how to quickly share collections of images across desktop and mobile devices.

Lightroom CC – Going from Desktop to Mobile – An Introduction to Lightroom Mobile

Learn how to use Lightroom to sync, tag, edit, and share collections of images across multiple devices.Here are additional videos on Lightroom mobile …

How to Update, Rename and Delete Presets in Lightroom

In this quick tip, learn how to update, rename and delete presets and templates in Lightroom.

Lightroom CC – Working with DSLR Video

Master the features for editing, adjusting, rendering, and sharing video clips in Lightroom.

The New Job Figures and Secular Stagnation

The Labor Department announced on Friday that employment growth fell sharply in March, gaining a hundred and twenty-six thousand jobs, following a year in which the average growth was two hundred and sixty-nine thousand jobs per month. This news shouldn’t have come as surprise. In much of the …