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Your Internet May Soon Slow to a Snail’s Pace. Don’t Let It.

Your Internet May Soon Slow to a Snail’s Pace. Don’t Let It.

The Internet is one of the greatest inventions of all time and a great equalizer. But that goldmine of opportunity and information could become history if the FCC and big corporations like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast have their way. You may have heard that they and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler want to overturn Title II […] Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand — too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […] Read More

Get the Start Menu on Windows 8 Right Now

Get the Start Menu on Windows 8 Right Now

Microsoft originally announced that they’d add a Start menu to Windows 8 as part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 back in August. This would have been another great leap forward for Windows 8.1 after Windows 8.1 Update 1, which made computers without touch screens boot to the desktop by default — yes, it took Microsoft […] Read More

How to Stretch Your Smartphone’s Data Plan

How to Stretch Your Smartphone’s Data Plan

You know the old saying: You can never be too rich or too thin or have too much data. Yep, that’s the saying. Don’t bother looking it up; I’m definitely right. I can’t help you with the first two, other than to suggest lottery tickets and crazy diets (one of them has to work, right?), […] Read More

Toggling Your Focal Point: Focus When the Subject Isn’t Centered

Toggling Your Focal Point: Focus When the Subject Isn’t Centered

In photography, shooting a photo that’s in focus isn’t always as simple as pointing and shooting. I mentioned a while ago that I use Back Button Focus, and have recently talked about setting your aperture to avoid blurry images. When you look through the viewfinder, you’ll usually see a bunch of dots — your focal points. Depending on the camera […] Read More

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