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How to take better long exposure photos! Light painting, flowing water, light trails!

Long exposure shots aren’t difficult, they just require a little patience. Here are some easy tips and tricks for improving your long exposure photos from cameras and phones!

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Windows 10 tips: Ads will come to your File Explorer, disable them now!

Oh Microsoft. I’m enjoying Windows 10 as a nicely refined OS, but turning pop-up tool tips into ads for your first party services is a big NO-NO. Now, Ads are coming to the File Explorer built into Windows, and here’s how you can disable them!

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Window 10 tips: Disable those annoying Edge browser taskbar pop-up ads

I already like and use the Edge browser, so why is Microsoft spamming me with “tool tip pop-ups” (ads)? Here’s how you can turn off those annoying task bar notifications.

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Tutorial: How I Edit Photos For Instagram Sharing

Channeling my inner Bob Ross, to answer some recent questions I’ve gotten on how I edit photos before sharing them on Instagram. Our cameras can deliver some terrific shots, so here’ how I tweak them before uploading to a service which cuts all our shots into squares, and HEAVILY compresses the image quality!

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How to Add Storage and Move Files on Your Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung abandoned memory cards on the Galaxy S6, so while it has a fantastic camera, you can fill up that storage pretty quick with UHD video. Thankfully with USB host capabilities we have a couple options available to handle file management. Here are the two solutions I’m currently using on my GS6!

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zBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster Review: Improve Your Reception Indoors!

zBoost sent over their ZB545 signal booster, which improves signal reception for CDMA and GSM 3G. For folks who can’t make calls or use data indoors, is this the right product to fix connection woes? Let’s test it out!

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How to Restore Browser Tabs in Mobile Chrome for Android 5.0 Lollipop

I’m not a fan of how Chrome handles browser tabs by mixing them into the main list of apps when multitasking. I think it’s very poor design for a smartphone, cluttered and a waste of space. Thankfully there’s a way to fix this!

App: Review Hyperlapse Mobile for Windows Phone and Android – Plus iOS Instagram Comparison

Microsoft Research has delivered mobile and desktop apps to help us smooth out video and create dynamic timelapse projects with fluid movement. Let’s take a look at Hyperlapse Mobile, and how it compares to Instagram’s Hyperlapse app for iOS!

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