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    Who needs to carry a camera when a smartphone is at hand? The Android operating system packs so much functionality that it can often stand in for both a camera and a PC. Once you've learned how to harness your device's photo capabilities, capturing and sharing memorable moments is a snap.

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  • How-Tos: Make Business Brochures That Stand Out

    Once you've created great business cards, it's time to make brochures to show off your company. Brochures let you showcase your business--your products or services and your purpose. They hold more information than do business cards, so you can include additional contact information. Instead of including only your usual social media handles for Twitter and Facebook, for instance, consider adding a link to your Yelp page.

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    Social media and online networking may be all the rage, but that doesn't mean you should neglect your small business's print presence.

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    If a TV or radio programme that has been broadcast has offended or upset you in some way, you can complain to regulatory body Ofcom, who will investigate the issue. Here's how to complain online.

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  • 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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