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Toyota Camry re-earns CR 'Recommended' rating following crash tests

All is right again in the Toyota kingdom. The Japanese manufacturer's bread-and-butter sedan, the Camry, has been put back on <i>Consumer Reports'</i> "Recommended" vehicle list, following improved performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash testing.<p>You'll recall that the 2012 and …

Working with Off Camera Flash and TTL

Working with Off Camera Flash and TTL - on location portraits using off camera flash, tips for lighting positions, examples and diagrams

Review: Sony A7

The big box arrived on my doorstep about a month ago. Inside rested the Sony A7, one of the company’s latest offerings that has shifted the industry. …

Camera+ App Gets Major Update, Adds ‘World-Class Photo Editing’ Capabilities

One of the most popular camera apps on iOS is Camera+. In fact, it’s so popular it currently ranks at #33 on Apple’s top paid apps chart. But that …

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 …

The Virtual Horizon — How to Level Your Camera for Perfectly Straight Photos

Do your pictures ever look a bit off-balance? One possible cause can be a crooked tripod. Fortunately more and more cameras are adding a tool for …

"My Home" photo contest winners announced

December 19, 2013 /Photography News/ PictureCompete is very pleased to present the finalists in “My Home” photography competition.<p><b>First Place:</b> Daria …

How to Choose a Location for Your Photo Shoot

If you are the type of photographer, that like me, prefers to work outdoor rather then in a studio, the effort in choosing the right locations is …

Landscape Photography

What Is It Like To Photograph an NFL Game In a Blizzard?

<i>If you tuned in during the first quarter of this weekend’s Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL game, you may have thought something was wrong</i> …

Flickr Unveils New Embed Feature, Brace Yourself for Photographer Outrage

Yesterday night, Yahoo! took yet another step forward in the Flickr renaissance, although we doubt all photographers will see it this way. In a bid …

Rob Nabors, Obama Deputy Chief Of Staff, Considering Leaving White House In 2014: Sources

By Jeff Mason<p>WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors, a key figure in fiscal talks with Congress, is considering leaving the White House next year, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>Nabors, a former deputy director of the White House's …

U.S. to provide aid to war-torn Central African Republic

The United States plans to provide more than $100 million in security and humanitarian assistance to the war-torn Central African Republic, the White House announced Thursday.<p>"The CAR faces extraordinary challenges to restore security and to ensure protection of the civilian population," the White …

Kate Middleton’s Phone Was Hacked, Court Hears

Rupert Murdoch’s ‘News of the World’ intercepted Kate and Harry's voicemails, prosecutors alleged in a London court on Thursday.<p>Kate Middleton and …

Assistant Tosh Lupoi investigated

Washington Huskies assistant football coach Tosh Lupoi is being investigated for potential violations of NCAA rules after he allegedly paid for …

College Football

Follow the Bouncing Ball: The Top 10 Karaoke Songs of 2013

For many people, karaoke is something you do at a specialized location, somewhere with fancy equipment and a catalogue of cheesy videos that don’t …

Associated Press News

Buy a Gift Card, Get a Free Gift Card at Over 60 Retailers

Gift cards for everyone! If you want to treat yourself while picking up an easy last-minute gift for someone else, check out these lists of gift card …

Shopping

Wired's LED-powered Moto X ad lets you try custom colors before you buy

Designing compelling interactive ads for web is hardly a challenge for experienced marketers, but engaging print magazine readers in a similar way requires significant creativity. One method is through technology -- <i>Esquire</i> stood out at newsstands with its attention-grabbing E Ink cover in October …

To compete with Amazon, eBay wants to be the Uber of e-commerce

Amazon and eBay are increasingly at odds with each other in the e-commerce space. In response to Amazon's drone dreams, eBay CEO John Donahoe practically scoffed, saying, "We're not really focusing on long-term fantasies, we're focusing on things that will change consumers' experience today." Thus, …

Sony Updates Lens-Style Camera to Include Photo Gallery, Better Connectivity

Sony’s better-in-concept-than-in-execution camera is getting a welcome update.<p>The mobile photo app for the Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, …

Apple Airs Touching Holiday Commercial

On Tuesday Apple began airing a touching holiday commercial that highlights the video capabilities of the iPhone 5s. The ad, called "Misunderstood," features a family Christmas gathering over several days and a teen with an iPhone who seems to be disconnected from what's going on and instead …

Apple Maps App with Interactive Data Layers Detailed in New Patent

Apple has filed for a United States patent (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) detailing an interactive mapping program that allows users to view different layers of information based on factors such as location, points of interest, and the context of a current situation. While the concept of various layers of …

Google search for iOS update adds iOS 7 styling and full-screen browsing

Chalk up another Google app for iOS update as the app goes all iOS 7-fied as the official app <i>finally</i> receives the treatment. It takes a few seconds to notice the changes as I almost missed the full screen front page that now omits the signal, battery and carrier label. Overall, the update …

Last Chance! CrossOver 13: Seamlessly Run Windows Applications And PC Games On Your Mac [Deals]

Have you ever wanted to easily run Windows applications & PC games on your Mac? Well, you can…and thanks to this Cult of Mac Deals offer you can do so at a price that makes choosing to do so a whole lot easier.<p><b>CrossOver 13</b> allows you to install Windows software right onto your Mac without a Windows …

The Incredibly Clever Way Thieves Stole 40 Million Credit Cards From 2,000 Target Stores In A 'Black Friday' Sting

You may not like the fact that these hackers pulled off such a massive — and massively inconvenient — sting.<p>But you've got to admire their ingenuity.<p>First, note that the hack did <i>not</i> go through Target.com, the retailer's online website. If you shopped online at Target, your credit card info is …

2014 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Acura TLX, Ignition Interlocks: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The Lincoln MKX appeals to the sort of buyer who might be served well by a luxury sedan but appreciates the added space and versatility—and perhaps …

Autos