Android users have long been able to send texts from their computers with third-party tools like Pushbullet or MightyText. But Google is taking this function native with a new feature called Messages for Web. Here’s what it’s all about.
Good camera lenses don’t come cheap, but if you’re window shopping on Amazon or B&H Photo, you might notice some extreme outliers: cine lenses (or cinema lenses) designed specifically for filmmakers. While you can get a Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $125, the Canon 50mm T/1.3 cine lens is a cool $3,950. So, what sets this cine lens apart? Let’s find out.
Microsoft added “Windows Sonic” spatial sound to Windows 10 back in the Creators Update. Windows Sonic for Headphones is disabled by default, but you can enable it for virtual surround sound. This option is available on the Xbox One, too.
A file extension, or filename extension, is a suffix at the end of a computer file. It comes after the period, and is usually two-four characters long. If you’ve ever opened a document or viewed a picture, you’ve probably noticed these letters at the end of your file.
Long-time Android power users will be all too familiar with the “clear cache” option in recovery, but thanks to some recent changes to how Android works, the cache partition is a thing of the past. Here’s why.
A UV filter is a glass filter that attaches to the front of your camera lens and blocks ultraviolet rays. They used to be necessary for film photography, but now most photographers use them to protect their lenses.
Everyone’s seen the horror stories. Someone placed an Internet connected camera in their home and left it open to attack, allowing strangers to eavesdrop on their most private moments. Here’s how to pick a camera that guarantees your privacy.
If you start to move from photography into videography, you’ll quickly start hearing about something called a t-stop, which are a combination of a lens’ f-stop and light transmittance value. Let’s take a deeper look at what that means.
Something called storedownloadd is taking up a lot of CPU power, which you noticed while using Activity Monitor. Don’t panic: it’s just the Mac App Store downloading some software for you.
RAW is an image format that contains a lot more data than JPG. It’s designed so that you can capture as much data as possible with your camera, giving you more editing flexibility later. Here’s how to capture RAW photos on your iPhone or iPad.
Android is open, flexible, and all about choice. Unfortunately, that flexibility comes more potential security issues. The good news is that Google has a system in place named Play Protect that helps keep Android secure.
Lenses aren’t just dumb tubes that you attach to your camera; they manipulate light in complex ways. One of the side affects of this is optical distortion. Let’s look at it in more detail.
Snapchat has “Friend Emoji” that appear next to friends you stay in touch with the most. Here is your complete guide to all the friend emoji in Snapchat, and what they mean.
The Apple TV 4K is gaining support for Dolby Atmos surround sound in tvOS 12. Other devices, including the Roku Ultra, Amazon Fire TV with 4K, Xbox One, and even Windows 10 PCs support Dolby Atmos. But what is Atmos?
I’m sure everyone has seen this quote (source unknown) before, but to anyone who has dealt with losing someone to suicide, it’s a hard truth. It’s not only hard to accept it as truth, but it’s hard to think about the fact that your lost loved one was to a point in their life when they felt like this was the only answer—that there was no way it would ever get better. It’s rough.
In long exposure photography, you take a picture with a slow shutter speed—generally somewhere between five and sixty seconds—so that any movement in the scene gets blurred. It’s a way to show the passage of time in a single image. Let’s look at how to do them right.
You might have noticed assistantd and assistant_service while using Activity Monitor and wondered what they are. Well, don’t panic: these process are both part of macOS, and help make features like Siri and dictation possible.
A tripod is one of the most important—and often overlooked—pieces of photography gear. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of one.
The most expensive CryptoKitty ever purchased sold for $110,707 to a willing buyer. People have spent over $24 million on CryptoKitties, and the project has received $12 million in venture capital funding. But what exactly is a CryptoKitty?
A photograph only shows a single moment, so if you want to capture a good image of a moving subject and have it look like it’s actually in motion, you need to put a bit of thought into things. Let’s look at how to capture movement in your photos.
Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.
Digital cameras struggle when you have a scene with both very bright and very dark things in it—in photography terms, a wide dynamic range. One option is to use flashes to try and brighten up the dark areas; the other, and often better option, is just to embrace it and shoot a silhouette. Let’s look at how.
A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is a chip inside most modern cellular phones that stores information your phone needs to communicate with your carrier’s cell towers. SIM cards come in different sizes and if you were to remove the SIM card from your phone you wouldn’t be able to text, call, or access anything on the internet.
Samsung Galaxy smartphones typically have great cameras. Pro Mode lets you move beyond the simple “point and shoot” features by unlocking advanced adjustments like ISO and aperture settings, and letting you tweak just about every aspect of the photography experience. Here’s how to access and use it.
Some Windows 10 PCs, including Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, come with “Windows 10 in S Mode.” PCs in S Mode can only install applications from the Microsoft Store. But you’re free to leave S Mode, if you like.