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Spring update: 16 of the best online homeware and interiors shops

Whether you're hankering after a maximalist revamp, craving Scandinavian simplicity or fancy creating a safari-inspired paradise in time for summer, shopping online for homeware and furnishings is the easiest way to update your home.<p>Here, we recommend the best online interiors stores and boutiques …

This one spice can help improve your memory, says science

Curry tonight, anyone?<p>As if we needed another excuse to order a Saturday night curry, research has just revealed that a popular spice in Indian …

The Brain

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

This app makes adding multiple Instagram hashtags so much better

Adding hashtags to Instagram just got way easier.<p>Right now, deciding on and typing out more than one or two hashtags is a pain. There are handful of apps that try to make life easier for you with suggested hastags, but you’ve got to constantly switch back and forth to copy them from the app to …

Facial recognition can identify you even if your face is blurred

Obscuring your face does not hide you from facial recognition systems, researchers have found.<p>A group from the Max-Planck Institute found that …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

10 Photography Curators You Should Follow on Flipboard

To get an education in photography, one simply has to look around. That’s not asking much. From advertisements to Instagram, the modern age is awash in images appearing before us from every possible angle. Adding to this is the convergence of cameras and mobile phones, which led to the world taking …

The 10 garden flowers that can sell your property

Dear millennials: Instagram doesn't owe you anything

It's time to stop freaking out about your Instagram feed.<p>Yes, Instagram has started rolling out its new algorithmic-based feed, which may make posts …

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

Nutrition

How to Subtly Use Flash in Photography

Flash can be an exceptional tool for creatively lighting our images. Whether it be speedlights or high-powered studio strobes, there are infinite …

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The online world is becoming an ever-more-important piece of our societal existence. In the US, people have become so glued to their phones that 10% of all pedestrian emergency room visits are now from cell phones and not a week goes by without another report of what has become “death by …

Internet

The App That Will Become Your New Best Friend

This app wants to be you're new best friend.<p>In 2016, technology will change the way we live our lives. With mobile devices dictating much of our experience and attention, apps will play an especially powerful role in the way we interacting with other people and consume information. Social media has …

Social Media

How to change your iMessage phone number

Got an Apple, Mac or iOS tech question? We have the answer.<p>When it comes to iMessages and the iPhone Messages app, it should be a simple matter to …

How To: Quickly Force Refresh the iOS App Store on Your Device

- Jan 2, 2016<p>If you’re like us, you occasionally have an iOS app that won’t update correctly, or you read about a new app in the iOS App Store and …

Lightroom Tip: Set The Copyright For The New Year

It is very important that our images are correctly labeled with copyright and contact information for purposes of intellectual property protection …

Tutorials

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Polarisers

Polarising filters are an important addition to anyone’s kit bag. They can reduce reflections, increase saturation and add punch to bright sunlit …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

When to Use Graduated ND Filters

One of the trickiest aspects of natural light photography is balancing highlights and shadows. Waiting for the clouds to cooperate is difficult, and …

6 Tips for Creative Family Portraits

If you’ve been assigned to photograph a family on holiday or on an outing, it’s both a challenge and a wonderful opportunity. It’s a challenge …

Photography

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

<i>I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with</i> …

How to Use Lens Aperture to Demonstrate Importance and Tell Stories

Single lens reflex cameras have interchangeable lenses that allow photographers to change the aperture of those lenses. The aperture is the hole …

The Fake Double Exposure Photography Trick

Mark Wallace has been traveling around the globe for several months now, and every now and then he comes up with an amazing tip or tutorial for …

How to Do Web Culling in Lightroom

Lightroom does some things really well, but one area I always wished I had more control over was web culling. After some investigation, here's the …

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …