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Master Windows 8.1’s Hidden Touch Controls

Master Windows 8.1’s Hidden Touch Controls

Windows 8.1 hides much of its interface behind various swipes. This frees up space for full-screen content, but you’ll need to learn the swipes to really appreciate Windows on a tablet or touch-enabled laptop. These tips apply only to the new touch interface on Windows 8.1 — not the desktop. Many of Windows 8.1’s best desktop […] Read More

Squeeze More Megabytes Out of a Limited Data Plan

Squeeze More Megabytes Out of a Limited Data Plan

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford an unlimited data plan for your smartphone, bravo. Good for you. Of course, chances are good that “unlimited” means high-speed data for only the first few gigabytes, then throttled back to 2G, 3G or something in between. What’s more, many of the new low-cost carriers (AIO […] Read More

Know When to Love Your Camera’s Manual Focus

Know When to Love Your Camera’s Manual Focus

I’ve made it a goal to help photography enthusiasts Say NO to Auto, but some readers are confused by which auto setting I am referring to. My book title is a reference to shooting with automatic mode instead of learning how to shoot in full manual settings. However, there’s one auto setting I embrace regularly: Auto focus. For […] Read More

Just Between You and Me, Windows 8.1 is Actually a Great Tablet OS

Just Between You and Me, Windows 8.1 is Actually a Great Tablet OS

While it may not be an opinion shared by everyone, Windows 8.1 tablets are far ahead of iPads and Android tablets. Windows 8.1 tablets rock. They offers multitasking, for example, so you can do more than one thing at a time on your tablet. Imagine that! Snap Multitasking Snap doesn’t get anywhere near enough credit. Desktop […] Read More

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