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  • News: Macworld Photo Contest: Macro photography

    For out latest Macworld photo contest, we're getting up close and personal. Really close. The theme for this contest is macro photography, and we want to see your best close-up photographs. You can use any camera you like for these images--a DSLR, point-and-shoot, smartphone, iPad, or iPod touch camera--as long as the image is captured at a close range.

  • News: Avid offers promo price for Apple Final Cut Pro users

    Avid has announced it is offering a limited-time 'crossgrade' promotion for Final Cut Pro users to pick up Media Composer for £699 plus VAT.

  • News: Studio Trollbäck launches video loop grid iPhone app

    Creative studio Trollbäck + Company can now add iphone applications to its list of design services after the launch of its first app, +loop.

  • News: WPC 2011: Steve Ballmer on Microsoft's Skype purchase and Office 365 Lync

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks about the company's plans to purchase Skype, and how it might fit with the Lync function on Office 365

  • News: Apple releases minor updates to iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto

    Apple on Monday released minor updates to GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. Interestingly, the updates to the three iLife applications hit the Mac App Store first, long before appearing in Mac OS X's Software Update.

  • How-Tos: How to crop an image

    Investing in photo-editing software is a must if you want to make edits such as removing red eye or adding layers. However, if you simply want to crop a photo, the Paint program integrated into Windows offers this functionality. Here's how to use it.

  • Opinion: Spy Cam Artist Gets Secret Service Visit

    If you recently visited a New York City Apple Store, you may have unwittingly participated in an art project that earned its creator a visit from the U.S. Secret Service.

  • News: Facebook Video Calling launches

    Plus: We take a look inside the most advanced passenger jet in the sky and find out what one Swiss man is doing against PowerPoint.

  • Opinion: Where to Watch the Last Space Shuttle Launch Online

    We're at the end of an era as the space shuttle Atlantis is set to make the final shuttle voyage to the International Space Station this weekend. NASA officials hope the launch will take off on schedule at 11:24 EDT on Friday morning but bad weather may force the launch window to roll over to Sunday.

  • How-Tos: 6 ways to take better photos on a Google Android device

    How to improve the quality of photos you take on your smartphone or tablet camera.

  • How-Tos: How to set up Facebook Video Calling

    Facebook has announced video calling integrated with Skype. We show you the steps needed to make a video call within Facebook

  • News: Facebook launches video chat with Skype

    Social networking service Facebook has launched a video chat feature that was developed with Skype

  • Ubuntu One Files for Android lets you access photos anywhere

    Use Ubuntu One Files for Android to back up and share photos from your smartphone, and view images stored on your PC.

  • How-Tos: 6 tips to help you organise photos on an Android device

    Taking pictures is pointless unless you look at them later. That in turn means organising your photos so you can quickly view the ones you want. Tags make relatively light work of this organisational process and mean items you later want to retrieve can be found more easily. Naming photos as you go is good practice, but not every app you may use on your Android device will allow you to do so. Transferring shots to a PC for tagging can be easier.

  • How-Tos: How to create, share and play video on an Android device

    Whether you've got movie-making ambitions or just want to capture a few precious moments, your Android smartphone or Android tablet can help you grab plenty of footage and share it with the world.

  • Feature: Five of the best downloads to watch TV on your PC

    You don't need to invest in expensive software to be able to watch and record TV on your PC. Here's five free downloads that will help your turn your machine into a TV and video centre.

  • Opinion: Play With an Online Simulator to Learn Camera Settings

    Modern digital cameras make photography so simple that it seems like you just need to press the shutter release to take a good photo. While that might be true for snapshots, there are many situations in which a little knowledge of photography goes a long way to helping you get a better picture. Have you ever wanted to really understand how all the variables--focal length, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and so on--contribute to your photos? A while ago, I explained how you can use a simple point-and-shoot camera like a photo laboratory to experiment with exposure settings, but this week I've got something even cooler: a Web site that simulates the operation of a digital SLR. You can use it to tweak the settings and see the results instantly.

  • Toshiba launches world's first glasses-free 3D laptop

    Toshiba has unveiled the world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Qosmio F750 3D is a 15.6in screen Windows 7 laptop that can display 3D images that can be viewed without the need for special 3D glasses. It will go onsale in the UK from early August with an expected RRP of £1,300 including VAT.

  • How-Tos: How to create vector masks in Photoshop

    In graphic art and design, a mask is a tool that lets you isolate part of an image from the area surrounding it. Once isolated, you can apply adjustments (for example, special effects or color balance) to that area alone, or use the mask to eliminate the background completely. With Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5, you can create masks using both pixels and vector paths, but masks created with vector tools are almost always more accurate than those created using pixel-based tools. Moreover, vector masks are easier to edit later on. Here are some quick steps you can use to create a vector mask.

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