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No Movie For You. Why? Because, Streaming

No Movie For You. Why? Because, Streaming

It has happened to someone you know. It’s happened to someone you love. Maybe it’s even happened to you.   Yes, you know what I’m talking about. The movie you downloaded for your long flight seems to have disappeared from your computer. Here’s how it plays out: You settle into your seat on the plane, […] Read More

Six Ways Websites ID and Track You – and How You can Fight Back!

Six Ways Websites ID and Track You – and How You can Fight Back!

  Have you noticed that after shopping for shoes online, you see ads for similar shoes on seemingly every site you visit? It’s not a coincidence. You are being watched by Internet marketers. They make it their business to know everything about you to serve advertising targeted to your interests. Here are six of their strategies: […] Read More

Shoot Like a Pro: Back Button Focusing

Shoot Like a Pro: Back Button Focusing

Setting your focus can be tricky when it’s the same button as your shutter release — the “taking the picture” button. I’ve used Back Button Focusing for years, and have come to prefer it to focus my images. I’ve got lots of tips on focusing strategies in my intermediate photography book, Get Focused. This tip is one I […] Read More

The Easiest Way to Organize Your Mess of Photos

The Easiest Way to Organize Your Mess of Photos

Photographs give you a chance to capture precious moments for all eternity. The hardest part isn’t actually taking the photos, though, it’s managing the ever-increasing collection of digital photos, growing like weeds or bamboo running wild. I tame the photo chaos using this method. Download the photos. This is the first and most important step. […] Read More

Even The Internet Plays Favorites! What’s Net Neutrality?

Even The Internet Plays Favorites! What’s Net Neutrality?

If you’ve ever felt that your big brother was always getting better birthday presents than you or noticed that the baseball coach always put his son first in the batting order, you know what playing favorites means. Sometimes, it seems like life is a bit more “fair” to some people than others.  Unfortunately, playing favorites is a part of […] Read More

Add A Kickstand To Nearly Any Smartphone

Add A Kickstand To Nearly Any Smartphone

Last month I explained how to turn a common household object into a handy smartphone stand, the idea being that activities like book reading, movie watching and video chatting benefit from hands-free screen propping. Of course, that particular do-it-yourself project — a strategically folded plastic card — doesn’t look very pretty, and it’s not exactly […] Read More

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