Mauricio Cruz

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A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and iPad.<p>While much of the signature Lion design like linen and leather was replaced years later in OS X Mavericks, the Mac’s …

Apps

How to Subscribe to Calendars on iPhone and iPad

Calendar subscriptions offer a convenient way for you to stay up to date with everything from national holidays to the match fixtures for your favorite sports team. In this article, we'll show you how to subscribe to a public calendar on your iPhone or iPad – all you need in advance is the web …

Calendars

Simple Photo Tip: Why the Middle Line Is as Important to Good Composition as the Rule of Thirds

Here’s a simple but enlightening photo tip we had not fully thought of before. One of the secrets to great photo composition is not just the oft …

Landscape Photography

A free Photoshop alternative: No, it's not GIMP

Many users don't see the point in purchasing Photoshop when there are free alternatives for photo editing, such as GIMP. But Photopea could be a …

Tutorials

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

iPhone Not Working Properly? Here's How to Calibrate It

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

IPhone 7

How to Send and Receive SMS Messages on iPad and Mac via Text Message Forwarding

Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's cellular network to your other Apple devices.<p>Using the same network, the forwarding service also allows you to send messages from your iPad or Mac to other phone numbers, …

Security

10 surefire ways to get your sharpest-ever photos

Although nearly all modern digital cameras can focus the lens automatically (the Leica M9, Leica M9-P and Leica Monochrom being notable exceptions) …

Cameras

How to Make Your GoPro Footage Look Awesome

GoPro cameras are some of the most versatile cameras on the market. The super compact size and lightweight design make them ideal for a lot of …

Videography

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

7 Things to Worry About If You’re Thinking of Switching to Mirrorless Cameras from DSLRs

With news that Nikon and, possibly, Canon will be coming out with full frame mirrorless cameras soon, many dyed-in-the-wool DSLR users are …

Cameras

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create feelings of fear, …

Management

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said to Always Ask These 3 Questions to Determine the Perfect Job Candidate to Hire

Want to build a great team? Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees to ask themselves these simple questions before making any hiring decision.<p>Jeff Bezos and Amazon are known for many things. A juggernaut of a flywheel. Drones. Amazon Web Services. Relentless expansion.<p>But while Amazon is undeniably a …

Jeff Bezos

Mac and iOS: How to unlock productivity using tags

Enterprise or consumer, one of the most effective ways to become more productive with what you are doing is to tag your files – they make it so very …

Productivity

Companies headed by introverts performed better in a study of thousands of CEOs

The type of CEO who lands on the cover of business magazines has a big, outgoing personality, all the better to charm investors, win over partners and rally employees.<p>But what if companies run by extroverts did poorly? What if companies fared better in the hands of introverts?<p>What if we knew how …

Psychology

How to Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Your Lens for Sharper Photos

When it comes to purchasing a new lens there are two questions that immediately come to mind for me, how much is it and how sharp is it? Now, I know …

Landscape Photography

Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Create the Perfect Composition

Professional photographer Anton Gorlin is back with another comprehensive photography guide. This time, the skilled photographer takes us through the basics of photography composition and how it can be used effectively to enhance visual storytelling. Similar to his guides on sunrise and seascape …

Landscape Photography

Why you should use iOS 12’s Do Not Disturb at Bedtime all day long

iOS 12’s best new feature may be Do Not Disturb at Bedtime. That sounds boring, but ask anyone who has been using the beta and they’ll tell you that it rocks. Apart from being active overnight, the main difference between regular Do Not Disturb and the new “at Bedtime” flavor is that all …

iOS

dotEPUB is the best way to save and annotate websites in iBooks

In my constant search for a way to save and annotate webpages like I used to do with Instapaper before it cut off access to Europe instead of complying with GDPR laws, I came across a great service called dotEPUB.<p>This quick-and-easy service lets you save and convert any webpage into an EPUB …

Apps

Instagram's Algorithm is Why Photographers Need Their Own Website

<i>If you don’t have a photography website for your portfolio, you’re doing something really stupid for your work.</i><p>This is a very, very strong opinion; …

hobbyist

6 Things To Look For When Photographing Urban Landscapes

Landscape photography, despite the perception, is not limited to the wilderness, beaches, and mountains. Urban landscapes, with their concrete and …

Landscape Photography

The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation …

Innovation

This Is The Best Way To Get Perfect Exposure In Camera

I can be a control freak. There. I said it. In photography, that tendency caused me to resist letting the camera make a lot of decisions for me. …

Cameras

30 Tips for stunning sunset photography

<b>Sunset Photography Tip #5</b>. Shoot in aperture priority with exposure compensation while the sun is still in the sky, and then switch to manual once …

Landscape Photography

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

Batteries

Mac Fix: Cannot Send Messages on a Mac But Can Receive Them

- Jul 30, 2018<p>Keychain Access can occasionally bug out and create issues. This happens especially when you upgrade your macOS or switch to a new Mac. …

MacBook

Google Managers Use This Simple Framework to Coach Employees

Being a good coach is not a skill for the select few.<p>Project Oxygen, Google's extensive manager study, analyzed more than 10,000 bits of information including performance reviews, surveys, and nominations for top-manager awards and recognition to determine the best practices of its most effective …

Employment

How to Make Money as a Landscape Photographer

Many photographers love spending time in the outdoors, photographing the natural world. But not everyone can sustain their passion into a full-time …

Landscape Photography

49 Cool Shots That Follow The Rule Of Thirds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot composed with the rule of thirds in this photo contest with chances to win a Nikon …

DSLR Cameras