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How to transfer photos from an iPhone to a PC Just because you have an iPhone doesn’t necessarily mean you use the entire Apple ecosystem. So when you need to copy photos from your iPhone or iPad to a Windows laptop or desktop PC, it may seem puzzling. But don’t worry: you don't need any special software or tech knowledge… Read more... iPhone photography 101: Quick tips to take better iPhone photos Taking awesome photos in 2019 is easier than it’s ever been — thanks in part to your iPhone. Not only do you not need a DSLR to get professional-quality photos, but you can also keep your entire photo album in your pocket. Like any new skill, iPhone photography does take… Read more... How to create long exposure photos on iPhone Long exposure photography has long been a technique used by professional photographers to produce stunning landscape shots and light trails, but until recently the effect couldn’t be imitated with an iPhone. Long exposure shots require slow shutter speed, and while DSLR cameras can manage that with ease, iPhones just don’t… Read more... How to use Google Photos on iPhone iPhone users have long been plagued with space shortage. Even after clearing out unused apps and old text conversations, you often find yourself forced to start paying for iCloud. Now, thanks to Google Photos, you won’t have to anymore. I know what you’re thinking, why do I need another app… Read more... My Photo Stream: What it is and how to use it Do you know the frustration of looking for a photo on your computer only to realize it’s on your phone? Or trying to show someone a picture from your vacation only to remember you took that pic with your DSLR camera, so it’s on your computer at home? It’s this… Read more... Best cloud storage for your photos in 2019 Think about the best picture you’ve ever taken. It doesn’t matter if it was with your phone or that shiny camera you have. Would you be upset if you something happened and you lost the photo? Chances are, you would. But fear not, gone are the days of having to… Read more... How, when and why to reset your Mac’s PRAM and SMC Macs are reliable machines but on the rare occasions, they may start acting strangely for no obvious reason. Your Mac’s entering sleep unexpectedly, the battery doesn’t charge properly, your keyboard isn’t responding normally, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth refuse to work — these symptoms might mean that PRAM and SMC reset is… Read more... Mac won't turn on: What to do? When your Mac won't load or hangs on startup it’s not the end of the world. You still have pretty good chances of fixing it, even without a technician’s help. Before you read next, check if your Mac is plugged in. Your first guess should be your Mac has run… Read more... How to remove malware from your Mac? According to Malwarebytes, 2017 saw a 230% spike in malware activity within Mac ecosystem. The notable examples include Proton Remote Access Trojan and KeRanger virus. But whatever is that ends with “-ware” on your Mac — ransomware, adware, malware, or scareware — we’ll share a couple of methods to delete it. So,… Read more... The best way to run a Flash update on your Mac Got a message that says you have to update Flash Player on Mac? Don’t promptly click the update button. If you are not careful, you can accidentally install adware or malware instead of Flash Player. And that’s not what you need, right? In this article we’ll show you the best… Read more...

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