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  • Opinion: 5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

    As any horror movie director will tell you, what you don't see is often scarier than what you do. And while filmmakers know that the unseen can certainly be scary, photographers rely on the fact that often it's just plain dramatic. That's the idea behind silhouettes, which engage you by masking details in inky black shadows. By coyly hiding important elements of the photo in plain sight, silhouettes are some of the most iconic elements you can add to your photography repertoire. In the past, I've covered the basics of shooting silhouettes. This week, let's look at five things you can do to take better silhouettes.

  • News: New Tools from Blackberry Are Built to Balance Work, Life

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is unveiling a suite of features and phones in hopes it will reenergize the company's direction. RIM has received mixed responses on its PlayBook tablet release, and has been steadily losing market share as iPhone and Android-based phones grow in popularity.

  • News: Android Tethering Free Ride is Over

    Android users, it's time to pony up the cash for that tethering plan with your smartphone. Wireless carriers and Google are cracking down on Android users who download apps that allow them to use their phone as a modem without any extra charges.

  • News: 8 Uses for an Old Smartphone

    Old smartphones never die--they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that's what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest.

  • Opinion: Your DVR is Safe: Dish Network Pays $500 Million to Tivo

    Good news for Dish Network subscribers: Your set-top DVR will keep collecting missed episodes of "Mad Men" and "American Idol" under terms of a $500 million settlement announced today between the satellite TV provider and TiVo Inc.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Right there in black and white

    Is the white iPhone really thicker than the black iPhone? One publication attempts to satisfy our curiosity with the application of rigorous science. Elsewhere, Apple's rumored cloud service may have a codename, and Cupertino wins round one of a patent dispute. The remainders for Monday, May 2, 2011 are innocent until proven guilty.

  • Opinion: Untethered Verizon iPhone Jailbreak for Windows Released

    If you're a Verizon iPhone--and Windows--user, you can now jailbreak your phone! iDevice hacker iH8sn0w just released an update to Sn0wbreeze, which brings untethered jailbreaking support to the Verizon iPhone 4. This means that you can finally use Cydia (an alternative app store with software for jailbroken iDevices) on your Verizon iPhone.

  • How-Tos: Clearing up iPhone sync confusion

    Reader Simon Tanner was caught unaware by the not-entirely-clandestine relationship between his iPhone and Yahoo. He writes:

  • News: Apple's iOS doubles operating system market share

    Apple's iOS has more than doubled its market share in the past 10 months.

  • Opinion: Kissing Machine Is Real, Lets You Make Out via a Gadget

    Not a great kisser? Maybe you'll be able to practice with this kissing machine someday. Developed by the Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, this Kiss Transmission Device is the latest in analog smooching technology: It can take input via your tongue and translate it to a paired device and supposed recipient--if there is one, that is.

  • News: RIM's Blackberry Fights for Relevance

    Research in Motion rattled off a slew of product updates at its Blackberry World conference Monday, including new Bold smartphones, the Blackberry 7 OS, and a couple of key apps for the Blackberry Playbook tablet.

  • News: Smartphone patent fight: 'World War III'

    Smartphone-related patent infringement lawsuits Apple and Samsung recently filed against each other are but the latest in an escalating series of Android and open-source-related complaints filed by major corporations over the past 18 months.

  • News: RIM announces two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Deadheads and back harnesses

    Welcome to our latest iPad case roundup, where we scour the deepest recesses of the Internet to bring you the latest—and sometimes the strangest—in the world of tablet protection. This week’s installment is short, but it takes us into the realm of the eclectic with some unique designs. Let’s tuck right in!

  • Opinion: Gamewatch: Thor God of Thunder, MotorStorm Apocalypse

    Uh-oh, another wannabe-blockbuster summer movie tie-in. It sounds like the international reviewers don't hate Marvel's new Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor movie, so mayhap there's hope for Sega's Thor: God of Thunder (Nintendo DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii). In it, you can expect to "control the powers of the storm" as Thor, battling the usual panoply of Norse bad guys Marvel comics-style (yea verily). There's also the Matt Fraction-helped-with-the-story angle, though everyone's favorite Eisner-winning comics writer is hardly impervious to dull writing. ETA: May 3rd

  • News: Apple's Popular Apps Not Exclusive to iPhone: Analysis

    Apple has the largest app store by a long shot: Currently iPhone users can choose from 350,000 apps. But how many apps do people really use--and should the size of the Apple App Store sway your next smartphone purchase? It shouldn't.

  • News: The week in iPhone 5 rumors

    Here's the weekly roundup of iPhone 5 rumors from around the Web, and they range from the latest on everything from more white models to wireless charging to the coming of iOS 5.

  • Opinion: Location Tracking: Looking Past the Hype

    I sat down at my computer, prepared to sync my iPhone 4 with iTunes. But I looked at the simple white cord I use to connect the phone, and it suddenly seemed more ominous -- like it was some sort of spy transmitter, sending the private details of my life directly to Apple.

  • Opinion: Jobs Escapes Carbonite iPhone Case

    Ever wondered what Steve Jobs would look like encased in carbonite? Stop wondering.

  • News: Making Sense of Streaming Media Options

    Hulu Plus debuted yesterday on the Xbox 360, and HBO launched its HBO Go app for iPhone and iPad. It is quickly getting to the point where anything you can watch on traditional cable or satellite TV can also be watched via streaming from the Internet, but for now the options can be a bit confusing and intimidating.



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