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How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

Sophos Home Free (for Mac)

<b>Pros</b><p>Certified by one independent lab. Detected all Windows malware in hands-on test. Very good phishing protection. Remote management. Simple …

Apple Photos 101: How to Hide Images & Videos from Your iPhone's Camera Roll

While it may not be an obvious feature, Apple actually built a way into iOS that lets you hide specific pictures and videos in the Photos app that …

Microsoft’s new photos app for iOS and Android lets you quickly transfer pictures to a PC

Microsoft is releasing a new Photos Companion app for iOS and Android today, designed to make it much quicker to get photos from a phone to a PC. The new app is available immediately, and it’s being released as part of Microsoft’s Garage project which lets employees release experimental apps. …

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Mobile Photography

The best desktop photo-editing apps

Last month we covered the best mobile photo-editing apps, but if you're serious about photography you'll need more than the tools a phone or tablet can provide. Professionals rely on software from Adobe and others because of the power these programs afford them. Combined with shooting in the …

Tutorials

Incredible photographer tricks the eye without Photoshop - Pocket-lint

Some artists use a camera to create their works of art by simply capturing the world around them. Others use Photoshop to masterfully manipulate …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Former Apple photo guru releases powerful iPhone camera app

A “Gentleman Coder” who is the former director of the Apple photo apps teams has launched an IOS app for the photographer who prefers to shoot RAW images.<p>RAW Power for iOS hit the App Store this week from software company Gentlemen Coders LLC, which was founded by Nik Bhatt. His 14-year stint in …

Apps

Advanced iOS app zaps backgrounds from photos

Portrait mode on the iPhone does a very serviceable job of blurring out a distracting background. A new app makes it easy to remove the background entirely.<p>Depth Background Eraser, made for iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus and the soon-to-be-released iPhone X, uses the depth data stored in a photo to let your …

This Solar-Powered Cart Is Designed To Change The African Water Delivery Business

The Watt-r wants to offer a motorized, sustainable solution to the long journeys many African women have to take to carry water back home.<p>Jose Paris used to design cars for a living. His next vehicle, though, is different: It doesn’t have a steering wheel or brakes or doors, and instead of carrying …

Kodak’s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems

If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten. And let's be honest, you probably don't scroll through all of them often, if at all. I certainly don't. Well, Kodak Moments -- the photo-printing division of Kodak Alaris -- has updated its …

Take Your Post-it Game To The Next Level With This Giant Mural Maker

Buzzfeed teamed up with its longtime advertiser 3M to build a Post-it art generator.<p>Only on <i>Buzzfeed</i> would a giant emoji poo made out of Post-it notes be considered “art,” but here we are.<p>Muralkit is the latest irresistible release from Buzzfeed Product Labs, the in-house product development studio …

Google Photos

<b>Pros</b><p>Free unlimited cloud photo storage within resolution limits. Attractive, ad-free interface. Solid facial recognition. Well integrated with …

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

I can’t wait to reply to App Store reviews in iOS 10.3

I’m not so thin-skinned that I can’t handle the occasional criticism. But there’s something about App Store reviews that really bugs me.<p>Like most indie developers, I put blood, sweat and tears into my app, Reps & Sets, which I develop with my partner. It’s our baby, and we love and cherish it. So …

The best password managers

<i>By Joe Kissell</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're not using a …

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Apps

The art behind engineering how a car feels

The process of engineering a car is typically associated with technical concerns such as clearances and parameters, algorithms and linkages, ratios and capacities. But there's also the entire art surrounding how a car feels when you drive it; how all of these specifications meld together to create …

Light Painting Made Easy by the New iPhone App Pablo

For most, light painting photography is out of reach. Usually requiring a DSLR setup, most photographers don’t want to spend the time, energy, or …

Photography

5 common mistakes clients make when using agencies to build mobile apps

There are numerous articles about mistakes agencies make when working with clients, but those lists tend to be quite big, addressing everything – from communication style and understanding the business, to skipping steps in the design and delivering untested builds.<p>At Five, we’ve been continuously …

Project Management

10 awesome iOS photo editing apps you need to try

There are hundreds upon hundreds of different photo editing apps for iOS in the App Store. So, how would you know which ones are worth trying out? Well, I thought I’d help you out by running through my personal top ten photo editing apps.<p>Check out my video rundown below.<p>Despite all of the expensive …

Mobile Photography

These are the best iPhone photos of 2016: Look what your phone is capable of - Pocket-lint

The winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and here are the winners. They showcase incredible smartphone photography from …

Slidebox brings its Tinder-like photo management app to Android

A new application called Slidebox aims to help Android users clean up their photo library by swiping to delete unwanted photos, as well as use other tools to more easily organize photos into albums. It’s sort of like a “Tinder for Photos” with a few extra features, in fact.<p>The app is now one of …

This trick frees up space on your iPhone without deleting a thing

If you're an owner of an iPhone with low level of storage, it can be a struggle to keep deleting apps and pictures to try and keep freeing up space, whether it's to install the latest software update or to download new apps.<p>But there's a simple method to quickly clear the temporary files (cache) …

New Editing Tools Make Google Photos Even Better

They're also a consolation prize for those loyal to the soon-to-be-shuttered Picasa.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

GoPro spent $105 million on these two video-editing apps - Pocket-lint

No one likes to edit videos.<p>It's tedious and cumbersome and practically any other adjective to describe painstaking. So when GoPro killed several …