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3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

5 Things You Need to Do to Become a Better Photographer

Good photographers aren’t made overnight. And most accomplished photographers will admit that their earliest attempts at the craft were pretty …

San Francisco

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

AdWords

The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: rangizzz/Shutterstock<p>Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. …

The Free-Marketing Gravy Train Is Over on Facebook

Facebook and its popular Pages platform have been a cornerstone of most companies’ social-media marketing strategies for years. But if the brands, …

Ogilvy & Mather

Five strategies to get the most Social Security

President Barack Obama wants to eliminate, as part of his proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, aggressive Social Security claiming strategies “which …

Retirement

Herbalife, Plug Power, Castlight are stocks to watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the companies whose shares are likely to attract investors’ attention on Monday are Herbalife Ltd., Plug Power …

Stock Markets

How hot is Tesla stock? Up 619% in 12 months

Tesla Motors Inc., propelled by praise from Consumer Reports and plans to build a better battery and expand in Asia, has cemented its place as the highest-flying automobile stock in at least two decades.<p>The luxury electric-car maker's 619 percent rally in the last 12 months is unmatched by any …

Tesla

the photo workflow software

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your …

Photography

Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring

This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square — the rollout of Square Stands in bars, Whole Foods restaurants, and other venues. This comes a year-and-a-half after the huge deal the payments company inked with the coffee and beverage giant Starbucks.<p>The lengthy wait …

American businesses are holding credit card security back

Why US credit cards continue to use signatures while the rest of the world uses PINs<p>Readers may have noticed a rash of stories earlier this week hailing the end of the swipe-and-sign credit card in the US in favor of cards that require a PIN, which are standard in Europe and most developed markets. …

Was Expedia targeted by 'negative SEO' campaign?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Expedia may have been hit by a "negative SEO" campaign that hammered the travel website's rankings on Google searches, according to an analysis by the firm that uncovered the problems.<p>Expedia's website lost 25% of its visibility in Google search between Jan. 12 and 19, after Google …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

After Christmas Photography Deals

The holiday season is upon us and many are opening shiny new photography toys. These publishers alerted us that they are rolling out deals on …

Photography

33 Gorgeous and Informative Photography Links

Another wonderful week has passed in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for links to tutorials, special …

Landscape Photography

Pics.io rolls out an online RAW converter

Ever wanted the ability to convert RAW photos on the run? Thanks to the power of the browser, this is now a possibility.<p><b>Ever wanted the ability to</b> …

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

Tutorials

AT&T, T-Mobile Bring More Chaos To Phone Plans But Should You Care?

T-Mobile’s reign of chaos over the mobile phone industry seems to have no end. Although the carrier itself is only launching a single new plan that few here will likely find very interesting (more on that in a bit), its self-proclaimed “un-carrier” approach is apparently causing fits over at AT&T. …

iPhone 5S world price index shows it is most expensive in Jordan – and India

International data creates version of 'Big Mac index' and shows that price of Apple's top-end phone is not equal across borders<p>Apple’s iPhone 5S price varies dramatically by country, but it is only when you see iPhone prices as a percentage of local earnings that you discover just how expensive or …

Pitfall of working for Amazon: Mental illness?

It's just about that most wonderful time of the year: for holiday shoppers, and for Amazon, which CNN last month reported would be hiring 70,000 seasonal workers to beef up the staffing at its more than 40 U.S. fulfillment centers.<p>Last year, thousands of these workers were converted to full-time …

Gadget trade-in sites offer cash bonuses this holiday season

Want to know how to get more money for your old tech toys? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon lists some Web sites with great deals this holiday season.<p>Consumers strapped for cash or those expecting a shiny new tech gadget in their stocking this year may want to consider some …

Mobile

Long Exposure Photo

Learn how to freeze moving subjects in a long exposure photo by creating a composite of a long exposure shot and a high ISO fast exposure.

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Landscape Photography

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

Digital photography was supposed to be simple. We take a photo, upload it to our computer, share it with friends and print it on our inkjet printer. …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

The one problem with Dropbox’s $8 billion valuation: The service is too easy to leave

Recently I ran out of space on the consumer-focused cloud storage service Dropbox, which as of this morning is reportedly valued at $8 billion. Dropbox has been (cleverly) backing up all my photos every time I connect my phone to my laptop, encouraging me to fill up my allotted gigabytes and get me …

Google Drive