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Google adds user reviews to help you decide on Assistant apps

Beyond automating your home through Routines and sending money to a friend, the capabilities of Google Assistant are expanding rapidly. So you don't waste time trying out lousy features, Google is letting users now post reviews on Assistant apps and integrations to help others determine the …

Apps

These are the best Android apps of 2018 nominated for a Google Play Award

There are millions of great apps on the Google Play Store, so it can be tough for apps to get noticed and pick up the traction they deserve. That's …

How To: 33 Cool Little Android Features You Might Not Know About

One of Android's biggest strengths is its flexibility. There's usually more than one way to perform the same task, which makes it easy to find an …

Google confirms it's blocking Google Apps on "uncertified" Android devices - here's how to deal with it

Last week, we reported that Google had begun to lock users out of Google Apps on what it dubbed "uncertified" Android devices, by blocking sign-in of …

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.<p>When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the …

Audiophile

How to Use Photoshop to Sharpen Your Photos

It seems that no matter how hard you try to get each of your photos nice and sharp in-camera, there always seem to be a few that aren't quite …

The 15 Best Action Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 27th</b><p>“Action movie” means something different to everyone. The term runs the spectrum of CGI explosion-filled spectacles and highly choreographed fight scenes to movies with heroes who deliver cheesy one-liners right before the last rocket-powered grenade is fired. It can mean …

Entertainment

Lightroom tips: Landscape photography editing

<b>Learn how to enhance your landscape photography editing skills with James Paterson’s 20 essential Lightroom techniques.</b><p>1. Landscape photography …

How to Repair Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and can be found in almost any home. More than likely, you will run into …

HP and Asus unleash first Snapdragon 835 laptops with 20-hour battery life

Over at the Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm has revealed the full details on the much-talked-about (see here, and here) Windows 10 …

Sony XBR-65X900E LCD Ultra HDTV Review

<b>PRICE</b> $2,000<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Extensive streaming options<br>Strong contrast with full-array local dimming<br>Accurate out-of-box color <b><br>Minus</b><br>Average LCD off-axis …

How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

How to Switch From Lightroom to ACDSee Ultimate 2018: Part 2

In a previous article, we discovered how we could transition from Lightroom to ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2018 by importing old catalogs. We also …

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

Tutorials

Learn These Tricks for Making Outdoor Portrait Photos at Night Using On-Camera TTL Flash (VIDEO)

On-camera flash tends to get a bum rap, especially for portrait photography. But if you want to shoot stunning people pictures at night, unencumbered …

Here’s How to Correct Shiny Skin in Photoshop for More Pleasing Portraits (VIDEO)

If there's one sure way to ruin an otherwise pleasing portrait, it’s to capture an image of a model with oily, shiny skin. In the video below, you’ll …

Tutorials

Zappiti One 4K HDR Media Player Review

The Zappiti One 4K HDR media player is an innovative and feature-complete movie playback solution for the home.Think of the Zappiti One similar to a …

Televisions

Chrome Remote Desktop: Everything you need to know

I have an unusual computer setup: I have a super powerful desktop at home and I carry a Chromebook with me when I'm out and about. The system has …

Google

What do I need for 4K?

With 4K TVs cheaper than ever, and more 4K TV shows and movies here today and on their way tomorrow, what do you need to get 4K into your home?<p>What do you need to get 4K in your home? I'll give you a hint: it's more than just a TV.<p>While the 4K-compatible TV is the most obvious part -- and prices on …

Televisions

How to enable HDR for Xbox One X on popular 4K TVs

With the most recent revision of Microsoft's flagship home console, the Xbox One X, 4K resolution and HDR are now offered across supported games and …

5 Clever Noise Reduction Techniques in Photoshop

Applying noise reduction to your images can be a real science. Any tool you use is faced with the almost impossible task of getting rid of the noise …

Tutorials

5 Free Guides That Will Make You Better at Photographing Architecture

Architectural photography may seem fairly straightforward but to get good results consistently, there are some important points to remember before …

Best web design apps for Mac

Anyone with a text editor, a good grasp of HTML and CSS, and enough time on their hands can create a beautiful website. But what if you <i>don't</i> have …

Web Design

Here's Exactly How To Crush Your Next Half Marathon

Without a doubt, the half marathon is my favorite distance—but I can certainly empathize with runners who can’t imagine running for 13.1 miles …

How to Make an Awesome Splash Photo Using Only One Speedlight

While many of us don't own dedicated studio strobes, most of us do own at least one speedlight. And while they may not be as powerful as their bigger …

This panoramic photo technique captures the full breadth of Italy’s incredible architecture

There’s no denying the dramatic and old-worldly beauty of Italian architecture like the Old Palace in Florence or Banchi Square in Genoa. These stunning feats of design are iconic and beloved landmarks, often acting as focal points in a city’s architectural landscape. Unsurprisingly, they’re on …

3 Lightroom Tricks That Will Change How You Edit Photos

Lightroom is a fairly straightforward and simple piece of software to get your head around. But, like anything, there are always shortcuts and tricks …