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Save Time With These Windows Search Power Tips

Save Time With These Windows Search Power Tips

Searching saves a huge amount of time, but not just on the Web. Windows offers very useful search features that launch programs, open files, and hunt down settings much more quickly. Windows Search 101 You can start typing a search in the Start menu on Windows 7 and Vista, or from the Start screen on Windows 8. […] Read More

Rise of the Planet of No-Contract Smartphones

Rise of the Planet of No-Contract Smartphones

Quick quiz — I’ll name five products, and you tell me what they have in common; Google Nexus 5, Kogan Agora 4G, Motorola Moto X, OnePlus One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Give up? Yep, they’re all powerful Android smartphones. But it’s a trick question: The real answer is that you can buy any one of these devices without a […] Read More

Learning to Shoot in Manual Mode

Learning to Shoot in Manual Mode

Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera on the manual setting. manual mode enables us to do things like creating blur with a longer shutter speed, control depth of field better, and […] Read More

Five of the Best Places to Get Free E-Books

Five of the Best Places to Get Free E-Books

Nowadays, free reading material is abundant. Click on a few links and you have access to thousands of digital books to read at your leisure. Here are a few of my favorite sites that you can use to source your e-book library: OverDrive: OverDrive connects your computer, tablet, or smartphone to your public library so you can download e-books […] Read More

Avoid Blurry Images by Understanding Shutter Speed

Avoid Blurry Images by Understanding Shutter Speed

One of the most frequent questions I receive when teaching beginner photography workshops is, “How can I make my images less blurry?” The answer isn’t a simple one, as blurriness be be caused by several issues. Today, I’ll focus on one of those: how to avoid blurry images using the shutter speed dial on your camera. In my book, Say […] Read More

A 3D Printer Can Do What? Prepare to Be Amazed

A 3D Printer Can Do What? Prepare to Be Amazed

As a kid, I loved cartoons because it was a world in which anything was possible.  Teleporters, robots, laser beams and even spaceships that collapsed down into a briefcase a la George Jetson were possible. My favorite gadget was the food machine in the Jetson’s house.  With the push of a button, any food would magically […] Read More

Remembering the Little Computer That Could: The Commodore Amiga

Remembering the Little Computer That Could: The Commodore Amiga

A few weeks back, eHow’s Melanie Pinola wrote a great little ode to “everyone’s favorite childhood computer,” the Commodore 64. That post got me reminiscing about Commodore’s second act: A computer that was even more ahead of its time than the C64. A machine that dared to challenge IBM and an army of clones. A platform that inspired magazines, clubs, a […] Read More

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