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How to Blur out the Backgrounds in Photoshop

Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you …

Tutorials

iCloud Backup Failed? Why iPhone Won't Back Up & How to Fix It

Backing up your iPhone or iPad regularly is an important part of keeping your data and settings secure. By regularly backing up your device, you're assured that if your iPhone is damaged, you won't lose your device settings, app data, messages, or photos and videos. There's even a way to set your …

Operating Systems

5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR or have been shooting for a while and would like to start using your camera’s manual settings, you …

Landscape Photography

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Apps

How to Use Focus Stacking to Obtain a Sharp Image From Front to Back

Focus stacking is a technique in which one takes multiple shots of the same scene at different focus distances, then merges them together to create a …

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

Review: Get Big Surround Sound from Tiny Bluetooth Speakers

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I was blown away by the sound of the tiny <b>X2 Wireless Surround Speakers ($39.97)</b> from Kempler & Strauss. Given the sound, I expected the speakers to be much larger and frankly, more expensive than the $40 racquetball-sized speakers. Their small, …

Consumer Tech

Photoshop Tips: Blend Modes Made Simple (VIDEO)

Many of the image-editing tutorials we post require a basic understanding of Photoshop’s powerful blend modes. In the video below, French landscape …

10 apps that will change the way you use your Mac

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

How to Replace a Sky With a Better One Using Photoshop

One of the most useful Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to convincingly replace the sky in an image. This great tutorial will show how to …

Social Security Is Shortchanging Widows And Widowers

<b>By Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>In a recent report, Social Security’s Inspector General formally accused Social Security Administration staffers of reducing the benefits of thousands of widows and widowers — to the tune of $132 million and counting.<p>The method? Forcing, cajoling, …

Retirement

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

Batteries

Otter app transcribes conversations like it's no big deal

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

We X-Rayed Some MLB Baseballs. Here’s What We Found.

On 6,105 occasions last season, a major leaguer walked to the plate and hammered a baseball over the outfield wall. The 2017 season broke the home …

How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …

7 display settings that can make your iPhone screen clearer

Make your iPhone easier on your eyes.<p>An iPhone ($799.99 at Cricket Wireless) looks pretty good right out of the box, but after you slip it into even the slimmest of cases and start using it under a variety of lighting conditions, the screen and body can lose some of their luster. I can't help you …

Tutorials

Here's Why I Plan to Take Social Security at 62

The right age to take your benefits is a personal decision, but for me, the answer is a no-brainer.<p>Instead of waiting to claim Social Security at my …

Is This The Smartest, Smallest And Strongest Little Bluetooth Speaker On The Market?

There are hundreds of Bluetooth speakers on the market, ranging from tiny little units on sale in supermarkets, to the deluxe models with multiple functions including built-in subwoofers. You can spend as much or as little as you want. Personally, I like a Bluetooth speaker that’s small enough to …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Overlooked Tax Deductions For Your 2017 Return

When you sit down to do your 2017 taxes, you’ll be taking a nostalgia trip of sorts. The tax bill signed into law late last year eliminated some potentially valuable deductions starting in 2018. So your 2017 return may be your last chance to benefit from those write-offs, many of which are easy to …

Personal Finance

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, And UnitedHealth Are All Hiring Work-From-Home Positions

It's time to make your remote job dreams a reality.<p>Ready to tackle something new in 2018? If you're looking to challenge yourself in your career, make more money, and pursue your passions, working from home may be the answer.<p>Over the past five years, Flexjobs has rounded up the top 100 companies …

How to Delete Instead of Archive Your Emails on iPhone

Email inboxes fill up quickly, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the ever-increasing pile of unopened messages in your inbox. That's why it's so helpful to be able to check your email on your iPhone; even a few minutes of deleting emails here and there can make a big difference. If you've …

Archives

This Company Builds Stylish, Sustainable Bento-Inspired Homes for Your Backyard

Latest mini-dwelling company specializes in sustainable style in a kit.<p>By Robbie Dingeman<p>Published: 2018.02.08 11:24 AM<p>photos: david croxford<p>Think of …

Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine

Mac users often know the ins and outs of their gear – after all, we’re generally talking about a passionate bunch who love their machine – but like most technology, it’s estimated we only use a small fraction of what a Mac can do.<p>If you’re like most, you stick to what you need, and don’t venture …

MacBook Air

How to Turn off Portrait Mode after Taking a Photo on iPhone

Portrait Mode is a feature on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X that gives photos a professional look by blurring the background (known as the bokeh effect). While Portrait Mode on the iPhone is a software version of what DSLR camera lenses can do, it works pretty well most of the …

IPhone 8

Deals: iRest Lap Stand

Have you ever gotten tired of holding your tablet while using it? Yeah, that’s going to be everyone who’s ever used one. Well, here’s a versatile stand for users who want the flexibility to hold their tablets on a table, or on their laps.<p>The iRest from Rain Design may be described as a lap stand, …

iPhone X: The five worst features in Apple's best phone

There’s a lot to like, but Apple needs to rethink some things for 2018's iPhones.<p>For well over two months, my days have ended and begun with the iPhone X. Compared to older iPhones, the X feels impressively fast, slim and, with 5.8 inches of screen space, satisfyingly spacious. But as I've grown to …

Mobile Technology

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Tech Trends

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID or Face ID on Your iPhone

By now we’re all familiar with Touch ID, the fingerprint authentication security feature introduced with Apple’s iPhone 5s in 2013. The iPhone X replaces Touch ID with a facial recognition system, Face ID, which can be used to unlock your phone, open apps, make purchases in iTunes, and more. …

iPhone