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How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

10 ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems

When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine.<p>There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing …

Wi-Fi

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials

Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.<p>The videos cover shooting an overhead photo on iPhone using the level feature, shooting in black and white, and adjusting slo-mo timing on …

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Pics a Surreal Oomph

From the Spoon HQ offices to chapter meetings, here's what's up in the Spooniverse.<p>HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Insta-Pics That Surreal Oomph …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Mobile Photography

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

The Mystery of Mary Trump

Donald Trump reveres his father but almost never talks about his mother. Why not?<p><b>When Donald Trump moved into the Oval Office</b> in January, he placed on the table behind the Resolute Desk a single family photo—of Fred Trump, his father. Sometime in the spring, White House communications director Hope …

Donald Trump

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Gear & Gadgets

Twitter Network

HIGH-QUALITY FOLLOWERS<p>Virtually no fake followers<p>With the proliferation of fake Twitter accounts, many people have asked about the integrity of our …

Digital Photography: "Photoshopping" Myself hanging out with myself Series

We all had the thought about seeing ourselves now in present traveling into the past, hanging out with our younger self like as a kid for example. …

Photography

Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point

Will Donald Trump let the Secretary of State do his job?<p>One afternoon in late September, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called a meeting of the six countries that came together in 2015 to limit Iran’s nuclear-weapons program. They gathered on the main floor of the United Nations headquarters, in …

Angry GOP donors close their wallets

'I’m sick and tired of nothing happening,' one contributor says of the party's legislative failures.<p>Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done.<p>Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent …

Republicans

Ginsburg Slaps Gorsuch in Gerrymandering Case

Toward the end of the Supreme Court’s argument in Gill v. Whitford, about the future of partisan gerrymandering, there was a revealing moment about the place of the newest Justice in the esteem of at least one of his peers. In less than a year, Neil Gorsuch has dominated oral arguments, lectured …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

iOS 11: Secret features you're probably not using

If you're still dismissing pop-ups from apps asking for reviews, or writing your Wi-FI password on a Post-It note, you're not living your best life.<p>In addition to a new design and big features like augmented reality support, Apple has added a number of solid smaller changes and settings options to …

Apps

Landscape Composition: The “S Curve” Is a Powerful Visual Device for Great Nature Photos (VIDEO)

Most experienced nature photographers will tell you that great light is the key to spectacular landscape photographs. But when Mother Nature doesn’t …

Landscape Photography

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

Mobile Photography

5 ways your iPhone 7 Plus' camera is getting upgraded

You are going to like Portrait mode even more after iOS 11 hits.<p>iOS 11 has plenty of goodies in store for iPhone 7 Plus photography enthusiasts, providing greater control over the big phone's second camera lens.<p>In addition to the regular, wide-angle lens, the iPhone 7 Plus has a telephoto lens that …

Mobile Photography

The best iPhone camera lenses you can get your hands on

The photographic capabilities of the iPhone have come a long way since the 2-megapixel camera found inside the original model. But, there are times …

Mobile Photography

Best Photo Editing Apps 2018: 11 apps to improve your snaps | Trusted Reviews

<b>Take your smartphone photography to the next level with our guide to the best mobile photo apps…</b><p>These days, we all own a smartphone and carry it …

US English Was And Has Never Been (Present) Perfect, Has It?

Writing<p>Updated February 27, 2018 1208 Views 1 Comment<p>Share55<p>Tweet20<p>+15<p>Share<p>Stumble<p>Pin2<p>Shares 82<p>The present perfect tense and its aspects are used …

Explore Inspiring GoPro Videos & Win

GoPro and Flipboard have teamed up to give one lucky Flipboard fan the chance to win a free trip to Hawaii.<p>How to enter:<p>1) Explore the GoPro magazine on Flipboard.<p>2) Tap the heart on your favorite GoPro videos.<p>3) You’re automatically entered for a chance to win a free GoPro trip to Hawaii or a …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

How to shoot the Aug. 21 solar eclipse on an iPhone

On August 21, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will trace a coast-to-coast path across the U.S. Here's some tips on how to …

Minute by Minute

10 Things You Should Avoid As A New Writer Or Author

Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated January 10, 2018 1276 Views 1 Comment<p>Share28<p>Tweet30<p>+11<p>Share1<p>Stumble1<p>Pin4<p>Shares 65<p>Writing is all about voicing your own …

AI Can Easily Erase Photo Watermarks: Here’s How to Protect Yours

Happy that your photos are safe online hidden behind aggressive watermarking? Maybe it’s time to reconsider. New Google research shows that a lot of …

Why Black & White is the goto look for street photographers

Black & White still remains the photographer’s favorite for Street Photographers with very good reasons. Where in other genres, monochrome has become …