A good thunderstorm rolled through my area recently, which made me realize that people probably wonder how to get good photos of lightning. This is actually one of the easier things to take photos of, as long as you know what settings to use. And people always flip out when you show them good photos of lightning. So here’s what to do.Read More
Category: Tips and Tricks
I was recently going through some photos I took in 2007, wondering if they could be improved in...Read More
By far my favorite app on my phone (and iPod Touch, and my phone) is Spotify. I’ve heard some people ask why they would ever use Spotify when they already have Pandora? The answer I give them is simple: You can play entire albums, save them as playlists for later playback, and even share them with friends. Not only that, but you can create a playlist of as many songs as you like. Do you like the “radio” feature that Pandora has? No problem, Spotify has that too.
But that’s not what really blew me away about Spotify. What convinced me to go ahead and pay the $10/mo was the “offline play” feature that “Premium” users have access to. What this means is that once you create a playlist, you can tell your computer or mobile device to make it “available offline”, which downloads all the tracks on the playlist for playback whenever you like, whether you have a data connection or not. There’s no importing, no digitizing of a CD, all you do is create the playlist from the available album on Spotify. For $10/mo, to me it’s well worth it.Read More
So one of the biggest announcements surrounding the release of Photoshop CC was the new “Camera Shake” filter, which promises to fix photos that would have otherwise been lost due to excessive blur associated with a shaky camera operator. Sounds amazing! When I first heard about this, I thought, “this is the Content Aware of 2013” – I expected to be as blown away by this new technology as I was with Content Aware. So the obvious question, does it really work? Well, yes and no…read on….Read More
I recently had an issue with two external USB 750 GB 3.5 inch drives that I constantly have plugged in simultaneously. Windows decided to corrupt BOTH drives Master File Tables at the same time! Hundreds of gigs of data inaccessible in the blink of an eye! Windows was now telling me the drives “must be formatted”. This is how I fixed it.Read More
I recently ran into a problem with Spotify when I told Spotify to import playlists from iTunes on a different computer than my normal computer. As soon as it imported those playlists, Spotify crashed and would crash every single time I tried to relaunch it (on both computers!). The way I got around it was to do the following:Read More
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