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Manchester

10 Lightroom features you may not know about

No matter how well you <i>think</i> you know Adobe Lightroom, this video probably still has something to teach you about Adobe's photo editing and digital …

Tutorials

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Apps

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Overseas and Under Sheets: The 11 Steamiest International Movies on Netflix

Here are the steamiest non-American made movies Netflix has to offer.<p>Photos: IFC Films ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Love</b><br>Gaspar Noe's film may be the …

Streaming

Subversive Remainers are trying to lead the UK towards Brexit In Name Only

It is now abundantly clear that Brexit in Name Only (Brino) is actually government policy, but just when will Prime Minister Theresa May admit …

United Kingdom

Lighting a Bottle with LEDs: Cologne Photography Tutorial

Using constant light to <b>photograph a bottle</b>, is a beautiful way to receive immediate feedback. Unlike speedlights, we see each adjustment made to the …

Photography

A Photographic Guide to Hokkaido in Winter

I've recently returned from Hokkaido, Japan, where I spent a week doing research for my 2019 photo tour.<p>The exploration took me to Biei for …

Hokkaido

Venus Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Reviews: “For Landscape Photographers it Could be a Dream Come True”

 Laowa 9mm F2.8 Reviews The Venus Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is grabbing quite some attention lately and getting lots of very positive reviews, such as …

Cameras

How to create your own HomeKit camera with a Raspberry Pi and HomeBridge

Though Apple's HomeKit home automation platform has supported cameras for over a year, manufacturers have been slow to bring compatible devices to …

Raspberry Pi

How to Set a Custom Lock Screen Message on Your Mac in Case It's Lost

You can set a custom message to appear on the lock screen of your Mac, which is super useful if you ever misplace or lose your Mac. It lets people see who the Mac belongs to as soon as it's opened up, and there's no question about ownership.<p>You will need an administrator account to create a lock …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

This is a 60-Second Handheld Photo of the Milky Way

Photographer Jonathan Usher of Wellington, New Zealand, recently created this photo of the Milky Way rising from the horizon near his city. But get …

How To Use Screen Recording On Your iPhone

Ask A Tech Editor "Is there a way to record what's happening on my screen?"<p>HuffPost UK<p>When Apple launched iOS 11 for iPhones, iPads and iPods there …

IPhone 8

This angel investor got all of his crypto stolen by T-Mobile impersonators

Because I started playing with cryptocurrencies as a hobby years ago, and for a long time they were not worth much of anything (read Some thoughts on cryptocurrencies), it did not occur to me to treat my crypto holdings more securely than other assets I owned.<p>I assumed that by using very complex …

Ashwagandha: The Wonder Herb

Since childhood, I have been hearing this name but nobody explained what it is exactly. In my late teens, I saw this herb on the footpaths of Mumbai, …

Property market braces for shockwaves from landmark leasehold case

Appeal court ruling could halve the cost of extending leases or buying freeholds for 2.1m households in England and Wales<p>One of Britain’s richest men, the Duke of Westminster, could see the value of his estates plummet this week if a landmark legal challenge is successful. The case could also …

Housing

Myteepi watches over your home, even without power or Wi-Fi

The neat-looking gadget houses sensors to track motion, temperature and humidity in your home, and can run off of two AA batteries for up to eight months.<p>Filling your smart home with sensors capable of collecting environmental data makes plenty of sense, and the Myteepi Woody, a sensor-packed …

Home Automation

Remote Tech Support: Best ways to screen share on iOS, macOS, and more

Your friends and family have likely just gotten a range new devices, and an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV is probably in the mix. If you’re like me, you’re the go-to tech support for family and friends and the holidays mean you have some work cut out for you. With fresh handy features like iOS …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce
Tutorials

Anti-flat system for MTB & eBike | Banger by MrWolf

Banger is a system which uses a very low density technopolymer designed and developed specifically for the MTB sector. It can be inserted into any …

Why I Fast

Dear friend,<p>I want to share why I fast (or why I don’t eat breakfast or lunch).<p>1. Entitlement<p>The first reason I fast is that it takes away my sense …

Watch Leica M10 Digital Rangefinders Get Built By Hand at a Factory in Germany (VIDEO)

If you love “seeing how the sausage is made” in the camera world as much as we do, then you’re really going to enjoy the Surface Magazine video below …

Sony Alpha

How to clean a Leica M camera/sensor (video)

Here is a video on how to clean a Leica M camera/sensor:There's always a TON of discussion about sensor cleaning and the do's and dont'sI made a …

Cameras

Celebrate International Women’s Day with These Masterful Self-Portraits by Vivian Maier

The remarkable story of American street photographer Vivian Maier began in 2009 shortly after her death when Chicago native John Maloof purchased …

Leica Manual

Dear friends,<p>I just made a new free PDF ebook: “<b>Leica Manual</b>” — a culmination of everything I’ve learned shooting with a …

Street Photography

Off-road specialist Stealth suits up for the commuter e-bike party

The Stealth bikes that we have tested previously have given us a hell of a ride, with a 5,200-W in-hub motor driving them to speeds of around the 80 …

The Commuter

A Multispeed Europe Will Be Hard to Pull Off

But it still may be the least bad option for a group of nations that disagree.<p>The European Council, which includes leaders of EU member states, normally issues a consensus document at the end of each meeting. On Thursday, it failed to do so because one member -- Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo …

Europe

MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>When you browse the Internet, you …

Information Systems