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11 Jaw-Dropping Examples of Portrait Photography

When you think of what makes a portrait visually impactful, what comes to mind?For me, I’d have to say it’s how the shot is framed.I know that might …

Landscape Photography

Tim Cook got the red carpet treatment during his last big trip

He was there on business, not pleasure, but even still his trip seemed more fitting for a diplomat or a head of state than a corporate CEO.<p>That's not surprising. Apple's almost like a country in and of itself. It has 115,00 employees, and claims that it's responsible for creating and supporting 1.9 …

China

MacPaw’s Gemini 2 intelligently finds duplicates to free space on your Mac

One of the most frustrating parts about keeping a large photo collection (75,000 and growing), is that I often end up with duplicates over years of maintenance. I’ve spent my fair share cleaning and sorting my library, but it always seems like an album sneaks in with duplicate photos. I’ve been an …

App Store

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Operating Systems

MacCheck is new problem-solving and diagnostic utility for the Mac (and it’s free)

Add 30 artsy filters to OS X Photos with this free Macphun extension

Photos on OS X includes eight photo filters as standard to jazz up images with some creative and nostalgic effects. Macphun is today releasing a free Photos Extension app that adds an additional 30 photo filters. It’s a really simple app that can be launched standalone or as an extension natively …

Apps

The photographer teaching women to feel beautiful naked

Photographer Mathilde Grafström struggled with body image issues and confidence for much of her life. “I had a major identity crisis a few years back and I’m still working on trying to accept my own body as it is. I suffer from these beauty ideals that are put out by the media, and it affects my …

Love Myself

USB ports are the new cup holders, and it could be bad for the planet

Bloomberg's Jeff Green reports that the "number of vehicles sold in the U.S. with USB charge ports rose to about 14.6 million last year from about 3.3 million in 2005."<p>Many new cars have more than one port: the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan will come standard with nine, the most available in any …

AUKEY Cell Phone Holder, Magnetic Air Vent Car Phone Mount for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Nexus and More

• Magnetic Attachment: Four powerful magnets securely hold your phone or GPS on your car air vent. Just grab and go when you reach your destination<br>• Firm …

How To Troubleshoot Your iOS Device Wi-Fi Connection Problem

If you have problems connecting your iOS device to your Wi-Fi network, and the method of turning your iOS device off and back on won’t work for you, …

Make Animated GIFs In OS X With A Right-click

Create animated GIFs from the OS X Finder in just seconds. It only takes a few minutes to set up and will give you a “native” feeling without the …

GIF Animations

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we've collected the best apps from the last month.<p>From powerful free photo apps to apps that vastly improve the way you listen to podcasts, you're bound to find something you'll enjoy.

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

iOS 9 review: an upgrade to jump for, or skip?

The latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad software promises better battery life, a smarter Siri and true multitasking – but does it deliver and is it worth upgrading?<p>The first thing you notice when you fire up an iPhone or iPad after installing iOS 9 is the lack of newness. It looks like iOS 8, …

Apps

How to repair disk permissions on Mac

Some Mac hiccups and startup issues can be resolved by repairing disk permissions in OS X. Disk permissions allow your Mac to control what users have …

Looking to wipe your laptop? Here’s how to restore a Mac to its factory settings

Feel like you need a clean slate? If so, you can easily restore the factory settings on your Mac whenever you want. Doing so will erase all your data …

Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to …

Using these 10 apps will help your MacBook run faster and more efficiently

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock MacBooks are widely regarded as some of the highest-quality laptops on the market; the Air is king of the hill in most …

Commander One File Manager for Mac – Created Entirely in Swift (UPDATE)

<i>UPDATE – Eltima has been kind enough to offer a 30% discount on the purchase of the PRO Pack, exclusively for MacTrast readers. Use coupon code:</i> …

3 Important English Language Learning Apps Are Free Today

August 17, 2015<br>Language learning is one of the key areas exponentially enhanced by the widespread of Internet technologies and mobile connectivity. …

Mac Antivirus Download: Advanced Malware Protection for Mac

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3 Excellent iPad Apps for Vocabulary Learning

August 4, 2015<br>The advance of web 2.0 tools and mobile technology has made language learning a much easier and enjoyable endeavour for students. There …

How To: 13 Terminal Commands Every Mac User Should Know

When you think of Terminal, you probably imagine some hacker sitting in front of their computer in a dimly lit room trying to break into an FBI …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

Die Hard

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.<p>A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. …

10 Must-Have Mac Apps for the New Apple User

A few of you may have gotten your first Apple computer this Christmas and to that I say this: <i>Welcome to a vastly better computing experience!</i><p>I am …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …