10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Play Music Master

Between iTunes and Spotify, Google's own Play Music can get forgotten about, but it has lots going for it. Whether you're a non-paying user listening to your own tracks or paying monthly for access to Google's entire library (and YouTube Music Key) there's plenty to explore. Here are 10 tips to help you get more out… » 3/25/15 10:08am 3/25/15 10:08am

Keep Older Versions Of Your Documents On Google Drive Forever

Google Drive does a decent job of managing older versions of non-native files, automatically keeping them for 30 days or 100 revisions. You can access these older versions from within the individual file options, but there's also the opportunity to keep a particular version of a file for all time if you know that you… » 3/23/15 6:18pm 3/23/15 6:18pm

9 simple photography tips that will make your pictures look better

Here are 9 rules about basic photography composition from famed photographer Steve McCurry that will instantly make your pictures look better. You know some of them already—rule of thirds, etc.—but it's nice to see them illustrated with great pictures and be reminded of the most important rule of all: that you can—and… » 3/17/15 9:14pm 3/17/15 9:14pm

Add Folders as Favorites for Easy Access in Windows

The Favorites section of File Explorer is designed to hold the folders you use most often. It makes opening those frequently accessed parts of your drive that little bit easier. If there are new folders you want to add, or redundant ones you don't want to see, making changes isn't difficult (and the seconds you save… » 2/16/15 4:39pm 2/16/15 4:39pm

6 great photography tips from one of the world's best photojournalists

Steve McCurry took some of the most iconic images of our time. He spent his whole life traveling the World, meeting people, and telling compelling stories with his stunning pictures. In these series of videos he shares some of the lessons he learnt on that exciting journey. » 1/27/15 10:37pm 1/27/15 10:37pm

Why tipping should be banned

This neat CollegeHumor video explains the origins of tipping and debunks some of the most popular arguments in favor of this stupid American custom. » 1/13/15 11:02pm 1/13/15 11:02pm

How to chop onions in the finest way possible

Watch famed British chef Marco Pierre White—perhaps the first celebrity chef ever, the youngest to win three Michelin stars, and teacher of Gordon Ramsey, among many other accomplishments—teach you how to chop an onion in the finest way possible. It is simple method—good to learn if you haven't yet. » 12/08/14 11:38pm 12/08/14 11:38pm

Dim Your iPhone Screen with a Home Button Shortcut

The accessibility features built into iOS make iPhones and iPads easier to use for people whose sight or hearing is impaired, but they can come in handy for the rest of us too. One trick you can try is to set up a shortcut to dim the screen on your iOS device with three taps of the Home button. » 11/27/14 9:31am 11/27/14 9:31am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Rdio Master

Spotify might grab most of the headlines (and users) but Rdio is a worthy competitor in the streaming music market, with apps for multiple platforms, a clear and clean interface, and some useful features hidden behind the scenes. If you're an Rdio user read on for ten tips that can help you get more out of your… » 11/24/14 12:47pm 11/24/14 12:47pm

How to Make People Feel Comfortable In Front of a Camera (With Science)

Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem. » 10/31/14 6:02am 10/31/14 6:02am

17 Things You Can Do in OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do in Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you've no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad. » 10/20/14 11:05am 10/20/14 11:05am

How To Save Anything To Pocket From Anywhere On The Web

Pocket is one of the best 'read-it-later' services on the Web, though it has evolved beyond its core Instapaper-style functionality to offer a broader range of tools. One of its key features is the way in which you can save almost anything from almost any platform. Here are the key shortcuts to use on the Web and on… » 10/06/14 12:33pm 10/06/14 12:33pm

Turn Off Your Camera's Noise Reduction

One of the most heavily touted features of most consumer-oriented cameras, and even some pro ones, is noise reduction. Unfortunately, it almost always makes your photos look terrible, and you should turn it off whenever possible. » 10/03/14 2:09pm 10/03/14 2:09pm

See The Largest Files In Your Google Drive Account

Google is busy redesigning the Drive interface to match its new Material style, and one of the small but useful changes lets you view all of the files you've uploaded in order of size. You can use it to quickly find the larger files that are taking up an excessive amount of room in your Google Drive account. » 9/09/14 5:27pm 9/09/14 5:27pm

7 Tips For Less Terrible Smartphone Photos

Smartphones have made quality photography fun and accessible for everyone. But there's still a lot more to it than just pointing and tapping if you want to lasting images. Here are a few simple ways to improve your everyday photo-taking. » 8/28/14 9:18am 8/28/14 9:18am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Wikipedia Master

It's the most famous and most open encyclopedia in the world, so obviously there's more to Wikipedia than just checking episode summaries for Breaking Bad. Find out how you can make the most of the free encyclopedia. » 8/19/14 11:19am 8/19/14 11:19am

How to Do Hyperlapse Photography on a Budget

So, you've given time-lapse photography a try, and you wanna give hyperlapse a go? This video shows you how do it using just your basic gear. » 8/18/14 6:03am 8/18/14 6:03am

How To Disable Annotations and Pop-Ups on YouTube Videos

File this under "simple settings you might not be aware of." If you're frustrated by the "Click here to subscribe!" pop-ups and other annotations that clutter up many YouTube videos, you can quickly disable them from the site options page. You'll need to be signed in for the changes to take effect. » 8/07/14 10:48am 8/07/14 10:48am

Telecom Workers: Send Us Your Customer Service Call Scripts

Comcast COO Dave Watson has admitted that company policy was at least as much to blame for the customer service call from hell as the sad, desperate employee heard on the recording. As Watson wrote in a memo, that customer retention rep was only doing what he was trained to do. But what was he trained to do, exactly? » 7/31/14 1:51pm 7/31/14 1:51pm

iOS 8 Comes With a New App That Teaches You How to Use Your iPhone

The newest build of iOS 8 just hit developers, and it includes, TADA, a new Apple app called Tips, which will help new users navigate the basics of Apple's mobile OS. » 7/21/14 2:39pm 7/21/14 2:39pm