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Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

How to Get Accurate Sony Colors in Lightroom

Our readers often ask us if it is possible to get Lightroom to provide the same colors as one would see from camera-rendered JPEG files when shooting …

Tutorials

5 Little Known Lightroom Tools That Will Make Your Photos Better

The topic of post-processing isn’t an uncommon one here at Light Stalking, and readers are treated to a relatively wide range of processing-related …

Tutorials

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Hands on: Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements Hit Version 13 With Deep Upgrades

Every year — like clockwork — Adobe delivers updates to its consumer photo and video apps, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, and that time has arrived. While the new Elements version 13 seems modest at first glance, a deeper dive into the apps signals a more significant upgrade than first …

Why You Should Shoot Photos in RAW

Shooting in JPG mode is convenient because you instantly have a file you can throw onto the Internet, but if you’re serious about photography, you …

7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

Maxthon Launches MxNitro for Windows

Maxthon today released a new browser for Windows called MxNitro (short for Maxthon Nitro), which it claims is “the fastest PC browser in the world.”<p>This is made possible with a minimal user interface load, as well as “new patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology.” The company has …

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …

Tutorials

Best Olympus lenses in 2016

A cracking combination of retro chic styling and bang up-to-date technology, the Olympus OM-D range of cameras has become a storming success all …

How often should you conduct penetration testing?

In a rapidly shifting attack landscape against the backdrop of a hackers' black market worth billions, if you wait to pentest -- you lose.<p>In a …

Information Security

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

What You Need to Know About Dynamic Range (And How It Can Improve Your Images)

As an unabashed music geek, I am fully aware of the impact of dynamic range as it applies to audio recordings; no matter how great a song may be, I …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Photography

How to Capture Portraits That Are More Than Just Snapshots

It seems some photographers have a natural inclination for portraiture; nearly everything they do has all the elements of a great portrait and they …

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

The Hidden Secrets of Lightroom 5’s Loupe View

Last week I showed you how to use Lightroom’s Grid View. Once you have customised the Grid View to suit your needs, it is time to move on to the …

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

HP’s Vision and Strategy for Software-defined Networking (SDN)

<b>By Newsha Sharifzadeh, Global Product Marketing Manager</b><p>We’ve been following Jim Metzler’s SDN Journey series for the past few months and covered a …

How do you photograph the Moon?

A giant sphere of shiny rock is floating over your head while you sleep. Here's how to take a decent photograph of it<p>The Moon. Some say it's made of cheese, conspiracy theorists claim that it's a hologram projected by the New World Order, while so-called scientists believe that it's a giant …

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

en_US<p>article<p>Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users<p>https://digital-photography-school.com/seven-pieces-advice-new-lightroom-users/<p>Digital …

How To Use The RAW Adjustment Brush For Added Impact in Your Photos

Most of us are aware of the creative power of RAW. But, for those of us that are new to photography, let's talk about what RAW is, and what it means …

Photoshop Layers: A Tutorial for Beginners

The layers tool in Photoshop is one of the most influential reasons why photographers incorporate this software into their workflow, usually in …

SDN: Fight or Flight - The Syndrome of New Technology and the Impact on Networking Careers

I remember from my early career days working on PBXs that SDN was a Subscriber Directory Number. Later in my career in various consulting gigs, I knew SDN as Secure Data Network. Today is has become more well known as Software Defined Networking.<p>Facetiously, to many it means Still Don't (K)now or …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever

For companies with data to protect, their primary problem is how cheap hacking can be.<p>While “hacking” encompasses a wide variety of activities, one company is specifically tackling the botnet problem: The ability to use a network of linked computers to overwhelm a website or break into user …

Anti-Virus Software