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The Quickest Way To Send Photos In IMessage

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the old saying goes, so you’ll often want to snap a photo of what you’re seeing or looking like rather than try and describe it using old-fashioned text. If you’re on iMessage on iOS, there’s a shortcut you can use to get your images sent faster.


Use The Power Button To End Calls On Android With Ease

The traditional way of ending calls on an Android smartphone is to bring the phone away from your ear, take one last look at your contact’s avatar of choice, and tap down on the end call button. If you want something that’s a little more convenient — and slick — then you can use the power button instead, with no extra add-ons or hacking involved.


9 Simple Photography Tips That Will Make Your Pictures Look Better

Here are nine 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 should — break them.


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 of the app, whether you’re a paying user or not.


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 will soon add up).


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 travelling 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.


Top Tips For Steam Big Picture Mode

We’re living in the future, yet you’re gaming like you live in the past. It’s time to get that gaming PC off your desk and into your lounge room, and Steam Big Picture Mode is the way to do it. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of it.


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.


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.


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 monthly subscription.