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How to create surreal double-exposure photos

Surreal photography—especially with multiple exposures—has become more popular in recent years. This style of photography allows me to tell a …

Free for all: How to find free (and legal) books and movies

Don’t be a pirate! There's an endless amount of public domain content on the internet, if you know where to look.<p>Since the days of dial-up modems, the internet has been a never-ending source of movies, music, electronic books and television programs. The problem is that most of that content is …

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Apple HomeKit tips and tricks without Apple TV - Pocket-lint

Apple's HomeKit app Home is simple and easy to use, but it also comes with a load of hidden features that you might not, on the surface, realise are …

Home Automation Hubs: Savant Pro 8.0 Remote

0<p>SHARES<p><b>TWICE VIP Award 2016 Winner!</b> The Savant Pro 8.0 Remote is the latest in the line for Savant Pro homeowners, and offers full control of …

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How to Take a Great iPhone Photo

As smart phones keep getting smarter, and built-in cameras get more and more powerful, it’s becoming all too easy to forget the tricked-out DSLR at …

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How to capture long exposures and light trails with your iPhone

Long-exposure photography lets you capture light trails, motion blur and better low-light shots. While the iPhone’s built-in Camera app doesn’t let you control shutter speed and light sensitivity, lots of apps do. Slow Shutter Cam is my favorite — here’s how I’ve used it to capture long exposures …

Must-Read Tips For Taking Amazing iPhone Photos

Apple’s iPhone is an incredibly popular smartphone—in fact, the odds are decent that you’re reading this story on one right now. But beyond using it …

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12 Tips For Taking Super Sharp iPhone Photos Of The Holiday Lights

It really is the most magical time of the year.

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How to move an Apple Photos for OS X library to an external drive

Rick Henningsen has a Photos Library question:I want to move my Photos Library from the boot drive to a larger external drive. I suspect that I …

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How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 1)

Apple knew it had something special to share with the world when it released iPhoto in 2002: in addition to printing 20″ by 30″ poster-sized photos, the original iPhoto’s “most stunning feature” (according to Apple) was a page layout tool that quickly turned digital photo collections into printed …

How to take better photos in low light

Don't settle for blurry photos in low-light conditions. Here are a few tips to improve your images.<p>Low-light photography doesn't always mean taking photos at night. There are plenty of situations where your eyes may be able to adjust to lower light easily, such as in a restaurant, but your camera …

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PayPal

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How to coil your own charging cords

This neat trick turns just about any straight cable into a clutter-reducing coiled one.<p>Until inductive charging or some other wireless-power technology takes off, we're stuck with charging cords. And nobody likes that unsightly piece of plastic spaghetti spilling all over their dashboard, …

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April is spring-cleaning month at CNET How To

From cleaning your keyboard to organizing apps on your phone, we showcase the very best spring-cleaning tips and tricks for your devices.<p>It's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, but so is dust and clutter. While your devices will never be completely clutter -- or dust -- free, it's not …

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Cleaning Coffee (and Other Spills) off a Keyboard

Wherever there’s a Mac being used for work, there’s often a mug of coffee close by. If you do happen to spill coffee on your keyboard — or worse, …

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How to make double exposures with a dSLR

Learn how to use a feature on your dSLR to make creative double exposures, from silhouettes to clone portraits.<p>A double exposure is a creative photographic technique where two different images are combined in one frame.<p>Also known as multiple exposures (depending on the final number of images …

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Inside Apple University, where new recruits learn about Apple's approach to design

Over the weekend, the <i>New York Times</i> published an in-depth look into Apple's secretive training program, known as Apple University. Run by former dean …

4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer

Alf Watt, former Apple Wi-Fi engineer and creator of iStumbler, joined us on this week's Mac Geek Gab 509 to talk all things Wi-Fi. The episode …

How to take photos of fireworks

Whether you use a smartphone, compact camera or dSLR, get great photos of fireworks on the Fourth of July.<p>Taking photos of fireworks is not as difficult as you might think. Rather than pointing your smartphone or dSLR toward the sky and hoping for the best, keep these tips in mind before setting …

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Tip of the Day: Take Easy Silhouette Shots with Your iPhone Camera

One of my favorite things about my iPhone is the way even a decidedly <i>un</i>talented photographer like me can easily take and share decent photos and videos using the built-in Camera, and I'm always on the lookout for iphoneography tips to help me improve my skills. Here's one on how to take easy …

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3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Want to Fall in Love With a Lens? Try a Prime Lens

Zoom lenses are everywhere in modern photography — from mobile devices to point and shoot cameras to entry level DSLRs, a zoom lens is pretty much a …

Three Lenses Every Beginning Canon DSLR User Needs

So now you’re a Canon DSLR owner. Congrats; you’ve made a great decision by joining up with one of the most comprehensive and well supported camera …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

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Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

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How to Safely and Successfully Photograph Lightning

Lightning is quite simply a marvel of nature. While it does carry with it an appreciable potential for destruction, we can’t ignore our fascination …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Photographing puppies

We bet that just about every photographer (at one time or another) has had the desire to try photographing puppies. How can we resist? They're cute, …

How to scan, sign, and send a PDF from your iPhone or iPad, no printer required!

It's not uncommon nowadays for many of us to not have printers at home. For most of us our iPhones and iPads are a portable way to view and store …