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  • News: Apple releases minor updates for iTunes, Aperture

    Apple on Wednesday dropped two quick updates to two of its apps. Fire up the Mac App Store, and you'll find iTunes 11.0.4 and Aperture 3.4.5.

  • Opinion: Getting the best bokeh in your background

    Blurry photos are generally a bad thing. But although it's true that--with rare exception--no one likes camera shake in their photos, sometimes blur is intentional, such as when you shoot a photo with shallow depth of field so that the subject is sharp and the background is out of focus.

  • News: Adobe VP says Creative Cloud is 'a big bet', but allows for better tools in the future

    Adobe's move to Creative Cloud offers a chance to overhaul its software in exciting ways – but it could leave the company damaged if customers aren't won over.

  • How-Tos: How to use a Macbook's FaceTime webcam

    If you've got a MacBook then you might want to make use of its built-in camera. Here's how to use a Macbook's FaceTime webcam.

  • Opinion: Graphene-based camera sensors could take pictures in virtual darkness

    A team of researchers at Nanyang Technological University is developing a graphene-based camera sensor that's 1000 times more sensitive to light than most commercial CMOS or CCD sensors. The NTU researchers say the new graphene-derived sensor can detect a broad spectrum of light--from the visible to mid-infrared--which could allow it to take photos in nearly-complete darkness.

  • News: Eye-Fi Mobi offers friendly twist on wireless photo transfer

    Eye-Fi's new Mobi wireless SD card promises to make the business of wirelessly transferring photos faster, easier, and cheaper. While no longer a revolutionary concept, transferring via Wi-Fi and its attendant setup still can be a glitchy proposition for cameras without networking capabilities built-in. Eye-Fi has now taken this technology one zero configuration step further. The Eye-Fi Mobi lets you connect directly to your smartphone or tablet, providing instant sharing opportunities as well as backup protection for your pictures.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Graphic content

    Apple's brought on engineers to help its image(s), the Mac Pro appears to be heading towards the big tech graveyard, and might more targeted ads be in Cupertino's (and our) future? Viewer discretion is advised for the remainders for Friday, May 31, 2013.

  • News: Secretly shooting videos and photos in private settings criminalized in Sweden

    Sweden's parliament has voted in favor of a law that bans taking pictures and filming in a private environment without first getting permission from people in attendance. Critics say the law is too ambiguous.

  • News: US allows export of communication devices, software and services to Iran

    The U.S. government has lifted sanctions on the export of a variety of consumer communications devices, software and services including mobile phones to Iran ahead of elections in that country.

  • News: Nvidia's new $400 GeForce GTX 770 graphics card puts pressure on AMD

    Last week, Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX 780, the successor to the former GTX 680 flagship. Cut from the same GK110 GPU cloth as the imposing Titan, the GTX 780 was truly a step up over its predecessor, but at $650, it left a gaping whole in the Nvidia lineup. Nothing fit comfortably into the performance gap between the 780 and the $400 GTX 670, and $650 is a hard sell even for demanding gamers.

  • How-Tos: How to put photos on iPhone or iPad

    In this feature we explore several different ways of putting photos on to iPhones and iPads.

  • News: Arrested Development's 100,000 illegal downloads isn't as major as it sounds

    Netflix's semi-original series Arrested Development has a piracy problem, and no, I'm not talking about--SPOILER ALERT--Lucille's trial over stealing the Queen Mary.

  • News: New Buzzfeed/CNN YouTube channel opens opportunity for numerous video montages

    Viral content factory BuzzFeed has announced a partnership with cable network turned foodie vacation outlet CNN to create a new YouTube channel: the aptly-dubbed CNNBuzzFeed.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best interchangeable lens camera?

    PC Advisor reviews the best interchangeable-lens cameras you can buy.

  • XEED projectors to go on sale in second half of 2013

    Canon today announced four projectors, the first of what it calls 'compact installation projectors'. Canon says the four models represent a new category of projector: compact, but offering what it describes as 'market-leading image quality' and features. The series of XEED Compact Installation projectors will be on sale in the second half of 2013.

  • News: This DIY camera has 20 lenses, can take a massive pile of photos in one shot

    If you're someone who can appreciate the cameras of days past, you'll definitely enjoy one of James Guerin's DIY pinhole cameras. His newest custom build, the 8x10" Pinhole Camera, shoots 20 images all at once using its 20 lenses and 20 different compartments. Twenty!

  • How-Tos: Essential photo composition tips and tricks

    Composing a compelling photo can be a challenging artistic endeavor; after all, what looks great in real life can be flat and uninspired when captured as a photo. It's not enough just to capture what you see with your eyes; you need to reinterpret the scene for the medium that we used to call film.

  • Feature: Laptop media center

    The modern Windows laptop is not simply a work horse for business tasks, it can help you enjoy your downtime too

  • News: Are we ready for a mobile-first world?

    Judging from the number of people poring over their smartphones on the sidewalk, in their cars and in public places, mobile seems to have stolen our attention away from the wired Internet and traditional TV.

  • Opinion: How to photograph the moon

    It's hard to believe today--especially since you can just look up at the sky and see our crater-covered moon with your naked eyes--but there was a time when people weren't intimately familiar with what the surface of our nearby neighbor looked like. Before the Renaissance-era invention of the telescope, the moon was generally thought to be a perfect, unblemished sphere. These days, with even a moderate telephoto lens, you can photograph the moon and see the surface details for yourself.

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