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Unlocking, Jailbreaking, and the (New) Law

Unlocking, Jailbreaking, and the (New) Law

There’s been a lot of buzz about unlocking cell phones these days, mostly because president Obama just signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. This is really great news since it will not only save many people money, but it might also keep tons of unusable phones out of landfills. But not everyone understands what “unlocking” […] Read More

Finding Great Places to Take Photos

Finding Great Places to Take Photos

{more from this couple’s session} As an on-location photographer, I always keep my eyes open for fresh spots around town to photograph. Great photo backdrops can come in the most random places. Never discount a spot because you are afraid to venture out of your comfort zone — be bold. I’ve found myself knocking on the […] Read More

Before There Were MP3s: The Sony Walkman

Before There Were MP3s: The Sony Walkman

These days, you can stream just about any artist, album or genre wherever you are — a seemingly endless amount of music is so easily available. Those of us of a certain age didn’t grow up with this luxury, but we had something pretty special: The (cassette-based) Sony Walkman and awesome mix tapes. Sony sold 220 million […] Read More

RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. (Recently, fellow eHow blogger Kristen Duke explained why she shoots in RAW, for example.) I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people […] Read More

Russian Hackers Have Your Password. Now What?

Russian Hackers Have Your Password. Now What?

Russian hackers have figured out how to suck up over a billion user names and passwords from users across the globe. With the dizzying number of accounts involved, we’re assuming our own information is floating somewhere in the Motherland, and unless we all wise up, it’s just a matter of time before the “CyberVor” culprits […] Read More

Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

If you have kids, you know that they’re naturally drawn to gadgets with buttons — or anything electronic, for that matter. Once they have that device in a death grip, it’s smashing time. That means you, parent and adult, need to take precautions, lest your iPad turns into a large, glossy coaster. Here are some tips to keep your […] Read More

Three Great Reasons to Rent Camera Gear

Three Great Reasons to Rent Camera Gear

{source} Did you know you can rent pretty much any kind of camera gear? Purchasing a new camera or lens can be quite stressful, not to mention expensive. If you are in the camp that I addressed in a previous post, How to decide what camera or lens to buy, then you are probably full of […] Read More

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