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Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Drones: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It’s a beautiful sunny day at Alla Park in Los Angeles.  Perfect weather for the tennis match I’m about to start. I toss the ball for my first serve when suddenly all the dogs go wild. Arrg!  I’m miffed by the interruption of my concentration. But soon I notice the dogs are reacting to a […] Read More

4 Apps and Gadgets to Brighten Up Your Holiday

4 Apps and Gadgets to Brighten Up Your Holiday

The weather outside is, thankfully, not so frightful as last year, but the calendar doesn’t lie: It’s holiday season. Hanukah kicks off tonight, and Christmas is just over a week away. And before you gather around the tree, menorah, or Festivus pole, gather around your smartphone. Some pretty amazing apps and app-controlled gadgets are designed […] Read More

Facebook Atlas: Giving Advertisers Invasive Maps of Your Life

Facebook Atlas: Giving Advertisers Invasive Maps of Your Life

Facebook has quietly introduced a new service for advertisers called Facebook Atlas, and we’re giving it a “thumbs down” because it’s not good for your privacy. Like an atlas, it offers a collection of maps, but these maps show the whereabouts and activities of Internet users — whether Facebook subscribers or not. These detailed maps […] Read More

Capturing Joyous Christmas Photos

Capturing Joyous Christmas Photos

Most of us keep the camera handy around the holidays, but sometimes we need to create some fun moments to capture. I’ve got a few tips to share for capturing joy this holiday season by telling you what I personally like to plan and take pictures of with my family. 1. Matching Christmas jammies.This is […] Read More

Deck Your Desktop for the Holidays With These Desktop Themes

Deck Your Desktop for the Holidays With These Desktop Themes

The holidays are almost upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or Festivus, you’ve probably already put up your decorations — and perhaps even hung the stockings with care. But I bet you’ve been neglecting your computer’s desktop. Decorating your desktop is super-easy with the free holiday themes Microsoft provides. Decorating your computer is a fast […] Read More

Pocket Tripod Review: A Smartphone Stand that Fits in Your Wallet

Pocket Tripod Review: A Smartphone Stand that Fits in Your Wallet

Smartphones have long been useful for mobile movie duty, but now that they’re getting bigger, they’re even better for watching movies on the go — to say nothing of reading books. Indeed, a 5.5- or even 6-inch screen takes you mighty close to Kindle territory. Whatever media you’re planning to consume, you’ll want a way to prop […] Read More

3 Tips for Taking Pictures of Outdoor Christmas Lights

3 Tips for Taking Pictures of Outdoor Christmas Lights

Taking pictures of holiday lights can be challenging. You have to get just the right setting — not too dark, not too bright. Today I’ve got three tips for taking better pictures of outdoor lights that will help capture the holiday spirit of your home, festival or wherever you find beautiful lights this season. Before we go any […] Read More

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