Nick Bowen

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Essential Dos and Don'ts When Flying Drones

Everyone loves drones for the obvious reason that they give spectacular views. Irrespective of who is flying, the dos and don'ts remain the same, and …

Drones

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

With the right settings, a camera can literally mix heaven and earth. The night sky can create some stunning images, but since cameras are at their …

Landscape Photography

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

How to Add Text to Any Object Using Photoshop

Sometimes, a photo needs a little text to really complete the message or the look, but slapping it on without trying to blend it in just makes it …

The night sky: How to photograph stars

<b>Grab your last chance to shoot the Milky Way in landscapes, or try capturing star trails. Andrew Fusek Peters is your guide</b><p>It’s an exciting challenge …

Landscape Photography

Here’s a Free Tutorial on Lightroom CC for Beginners

Adobe just announced its new cloud-based Lightroom CC app. If you’re looking into get started with this software, Photoshop Training Channel just …

Kwikset’s Kevo is still our favorite smart lock, and it’s discounted right now on Amazon

Look, we’re not going to beat around the bush here: the Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen) Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Lock is one of the best locks on the …

Smart Homes

Adobe Updater Deletes Lightroom 6: Here’s How to Get It Back

If you use Lightroom 6 and don’t have any plans to switch to Adobe’s subscription software, here’s a warning: don’t run the Lightroom updater through …

20 macOS Shortcuts to Make You Work Like a Genius

For those who wear a lot of hats, your computer's operating system can help you switch tasks quickly.<p>Productivity hacks such as scheduling your work in time blocks and tackling tougher to-dos early in the day only go so far. All kinds of jobs, especially entrepreneurship, present unexpected …

Apps

Macphun is Making a Lightroom Rival: Here’s a Peek at What’s Coming

A day after Adobe announced the new Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC, Macphun began teasing the fact that it’s currently building a competitor …

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

How to use drag and drop in iOS 11: Three tips for improving your workflow

Drag and drop is one of the best new features of iOS 11, and it can be used system-wide in numerous ways. Here are three tricks to using drag and …

Apps

Bento Stack aims to make it easier to organize & travel w/ your Apple accessories

When it comes to Apple products, there are often quite a few accessories that you need to bring when you take your setup mobile. From chargers to headphones to dongles, the accessories can quickly turn an otherwise organized bag into a cluttered mess. That’s where Bento Stack comes in, a new …

This Brilliant Hack Gives The iPad A Whole New Button

Apple’s spare industrial design was no match for the developers at Astro.<p>The iPad is great at switching between apps. Its home button exists just for that purpose. But what about when you’re inside an app, and you just want to pull up a toolbar that you might find in Photoshop? There’s generally no …

Front-Facing Camera

How to teach Siri to pronounce a name

Siri is great for setting reminders and timers, but in recent times Apple’s AI assistant has gotten a lot better at other things, too. For instance, sending iMessages to folks via your EarPods or AirPods, with your iPhone still in your pocket, works well enough that you can use it reliably all the …

How a sex addiction nearly cost Dave his life

As a teenager, and in to his early twenties, his obsession with crawling the streets to find a man to have sex with made him feel like a “predator”. …

Methamphetamine

There’s finally a good robot vacuum you can get for just $75

Want a good robot vacuum? Don’t want to pay $400 or even more for a Roomba? You’re in luck. The Pure Clean Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ditches many …

Tech Trends

30 Exciting New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

If you think that you’ve mastered all the new features of iOS 11, then you’re in for a surprise because iOS 11 contains many hidden features that …

Apps

How to Make Double Exposures in Photoshop

Double exposure photography is a genre that merges multiple photographs to create a single story. Stories told through double exposures are often …

Tutorials

Stern little Stormtrooper robot uses AR and facial recognition to help you deal with rebel scum

Want to uphold the First Order and deal with some rebel scum from your own room?<p>In the same week we've seen the new trailer for <i>The Last Jedi</i>, AI and …

Bamboo Sketch stylus brings Apple Pencil features to any iPad

If you love the idea of Apple Pencil but you don’t want to upgrade to a pricey iPad Pro, the new Bamboo Sketch stylus is the solution.<p>With 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, interchangeable tips, and Bluetooth connectivity, it’s the ultimate stylus for any iPad.<p>Wacom has made some terrific …

Apple Pencil

Adobe shows how AI can work wonders on your selfie game

Adobe has been focused on making its mobile apps powerful photo-editing tools for quite some time. At its annual MAX design conference last fall, the company debuted Sensei: a collection of AI and deep learning tools that can analyze an image before applying some pretty hefty edits. To show off …

Quick tip: How to make the tilt-shift effect in Lightroom

Do you like photos with tilt-shift effect? If you do, then you know there are plenty of ways to make them. You can either buy a tilt shift lens or …

Tutorials

Yes, you can take free online photo classes from Harvard and 5 others

Nope, that’s not a typo in the headline – you can take Harvard photography classes online for free. While any free online class, whether from an Ivy …

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

18 Lightroom keyboard shortcuts that you can actually remember

Lightroom is designed to be <i>fast</i>, and while the user interface is pretty quick, there’s still another way to make those edits faster: the keyboard. …

Tutorials

How to Use Slow Shutter Speed to Create Cool Effects in Your Photos

If there is one setting inside your camera that allows for photographing a wide range of amazing effects in your images, it has to be the shutter …

Shutter Speed

14 Secret iPhone Swipes Finally Revealed

One of the biggest reasons we all have iPhones is that they're easy to use. They're intuitive. You put your fingers and thumbs to work, and the phone …

Get Super Crispy Chicken Skin With Baking Powder

Nothing beats a juicy, oven-roasted chicken with crispy skin. With a little prep time, you can achieve perfect crispiness using salt and another …

Carbon Dioxide

30 time-saving Mac keyboard shortcuts

OS X and macOS Sierra includes Mac shortcuts for just about everything, so people who develop dexterous digits can make windows pop open and fly …

Operating Systems

Review: Philips Hue Motion Sensor

{image1} The Hue Motion Sensor package includes the wireless motion sensor and a magnetic mount with screws for mounting the sensor on a surface, …

Home Automation