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  • Opinion: Three Painless Ways to Get Photos Off Your iPhone

    They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. By that measure, smartphones are the best cameras around. As I've previously reported, iPhones are the number one camera used to upload photos to Flickr, and I can attest to the fact that it fits in my pocket better than my Nikon D7000. In the past, I've given you some advice on how to take better smartphone photos, which is great, but the most vexing part of using the iPhone is getting photos onto your PC. Rather than emailing photos back to your PC all the time, try one of these three handy ways to automate the process.

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

    Reader Jed wrote in with this problem:

  • Opinion: Finally! It's About Time to Reconsider FAA Gadget Guidelines

    Did you know that if you turn on your cell phone during takeoff or landing on a commercial airline flight the engines will spontaneously combust and the plane will drop from the sky like a brick? No? Well, that’s because I just made that up and it’s completely false.

  • Opinion: Galaxy S III Sales Spike After Patent Verdict

    Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone have increased following Apple’s legal victory over the South Korean manufacturer in a patent infringement case.

  • Opinion: Is There Enough 3D Content to Justify Buying a 3D HDTV?

    After buying a 3D HDTV, Chulbul complained to the HDTV & Home Theater forum about the lack of 3D content.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: steep curve

    Apple made no mobile phones prior to 2007. Five years ago, the then-Apple Computer released the iPhone. Unlike the iPod release of 2001, there was some variety available in the initial product memory-specs. But it was still The iPhone--available Stateside and locked for a single carrier.

  • Opinion: Walmart Joins iPhone Price Cut With 'iPhone 5' On Horizon

    Smartphone retailers are scrambling to get as many iPhone 4 and 4S devices out the door as possible before an expected debut of the so-called iPhone 5 on September 12.

  • Opinion: Logitech's Washable Keyboard Ends Spill Nightmares

    Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard designed to solve one of the oldest problems known to PC users everywhere: the dreaded soda splash. The PC accessory maker's new Logitech K310 washable keyboard is promising to alleviate your worries about dumping a cola, coffee, water or other beverage all over your precious typing space. With the K310, all you'll have to do is unplug the keyboard from your PC's USB port, wash it with mild soap and water, let it dry and resume typing -- assuming your PC or laptop didn't get splashed in the process.

  • Opinion: New iPhone Expected to Hit Store Shelves on Sept. 21

    Apple fans anxious to know when the next iPhone is coming out may want to circle Sept. 21 on their calendar. That is the date when Verizon Wireless employees will begin a vacation blackout, lasting through Sept. 30, a “trusted Verizon employee” told TechCrunch. Earlier rumors have said that Apple will announce its next iPhone on Sept. 12, and release the new handset roughly a week later.

  • Opinion: Five Ways to Screw Up Your Press Pitch

    As an influential tech blogger (or "legend in my own mind"), I'm constantly receiving pitches from product developers, PR people, and Kickstarter hopefuls.

  • Opinion: Droid Razr HD: Why It's Worth Watching

    Motorola's Droid Razr HD has been making some noise in the tech blogosphere lately, even as the company itself stays quiet.

  • Opinion: Take a Great Photo Every Time: A Preflight Checklist

    They say the bumpiest part of any flight is when the human pilot turns off the autopilot and takes over the controls. Photography is similar: Your camera is generally a lot more knowledgeable about exposure controls than you are, and under typical conditions, it'll take better photos than if you tried adjusting the settings yourself. Don't get me wrong--I absolutely recommend taking control of your camera to shoot better photos. But when you fiddle with your camera, that's when you can accidentally adjust settings incorrectly, leading to a ruined photo. This week: My preflight checklist of things to double-check to make sure your camera is set back to its "default" state for error-free photography.

  • Opinion: We all have multiple 'second screens'

    We used to talk about the PC being your home's 'second screen' but these days we all have multiple screens, and the TV may no longer be the most important.

  • Opinion: TiVo Premiere 4 DVR: 4-Channel Recording for $250

    For TiVo subscribers who want four-channel DVR, but don't want to pay for a huge hard drive, the TiVo Premiere 4 is a cheaper option at $250.

  • Opinion: Has Android Malware Tripled in Recent Months? Not So Fast

    There never seems to be any shortage of Android malware reports circulating in the news, and today one came out that sounds alarming indeed.

  • Opinion: High-Tech Dog Collar Sends You a Text Message if Your Pooch Overheats

    If you own a dog, you probably already know that it isn't not safe to leave your pooch in a hot car. Of course, dogs don't just overheat in cars--like humans, dogs can get too hot wherever they are if they can't get in the shade.

  • Opinion: This Raspberry Pi Camera Grip Turns Your DSLR Into a Smart Camera

    DSLRs are basically made to only do one thing very well, and that's taking photos. Beyond that, though, it's pretty much useless for editing those photos or sharing them until you get to a computer.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Apple TV to be Revamped with TV Set on Hold

    Apple’s much-anticipated entrance in the TV market seems have taken a different turn. Instead of a Siri-powered slim and shiny TV set, Apple is now looking at building a set-top box, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

  • Opinion: LED Top Hat Makes You the Fanciest Gent at the Party

    Are you a sophisticated gentleman that gets invited to all the best rave parties and need an appropriate fashion accessory? Well, put on your monocle and look no further, because you're ideal solution would be the LED Top Hat.

  • Opinion: DigiSpark: What Arduino Would Be if It Were the Size of a Quarter

    Even if you don't know what an Arduino board actually is (in which case, check out our overview), chances are you've excitedly shared a link with your friends about something powered by Arduino. This wondrous open-source electronics prototyping platform is pretty much everywhere these days, and if Digispark becomes the next big thing (no irony intended here, I swear), it's going to be even more prevalent soon.

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