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Five Essential Tech Tips for Modern Travelers

Five Essential Tech Tips for Modern Travelers

Planning a trip? My mom would remind you to pack a sweater, because “you never know when it’s going to be chilly.” Me, I’d remind you to pack other things (though the sweater idea is solid), because modern travel demands more than just the usual charging cord for your smartphone. These days, there’s more to […] Read More

The Sunny 16 Rule: Get a Good Exposure With This Rule of Thumb

The Sunny 16 Rule: Get a Good Exposure With This Rule of Thumb

Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […] Read More

Does Your Facebook Account Pass the Billboard Test?

Does Your Facebook Account Pass the Billboard Test?

  Imagine the busiest road you know. Now that you’ve got that picture in your head, imagine a massive, brightly lit billboard along that road blaring your social media posts at every passing car. Picture your neighbors, your parents, your boss and even total strangers driving by that billboard, getting an eyeful of every image […] Read More

7 Great IFTTT Recipes to Automate Your Life

7 Great IFTTT Recipes to Automate Your Life

As I explained in a recent post, IFTTT, or If This Then That, is the magical glue of the internet, connecting your favorite sites and services to automate tasks. There are tons of great things you can do with IFTTT. One of the most productive uses is to connect your Google Calendar with other services […] Read More

Tech-Back Tuesday: Remembering the PalmPilot

Tech-Back Tuesday: Remembering the PalmPilot

It all started with a block of wood. To convince himself that a compact personal digital assistant made sense for everyday use, inventor Jeff Hawkins cut a piece of lumber to the dimensions he envisioned for the device — and carried it around in his pocket for weeks. So goes the famous, seemingly apocryphal origin story […] Read More

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