Sometimes, securing your Mac with a password is not enough to keep it from getting compromised. There are a multitude of things you can do to keeep your Mac safe from prying eyes. Read on and we'll show you how to protect both your iOS devices and your Mac.
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Are you an online New York Times reader who’s been enjoying those 20 free articles each month? Better get those page views in soon, because the newspaper is tightening the gates around its paywall, slashing the freebies to a mere 10 articles a month starting next month.
While the printing process today may not resemble the one invented by Gutenberg back in the 1400’s, there haven’t been any significant advancements with the printing press since the advent of desktop publishing in the ‘80s -- that is, until now.
It looks like Apple has their first high-profile newspaper subscription since the launch of The Daily, with The New York Times switching their apps to a paid model effective March 28, complete with the option to subscribe via in-app purchase and presumably give Apple their 30 percent slice of the pie.
People are among the most important and enjoyable subjects to photograph, but portraiture can also be very demanding. People get anxious about having their pictures taken and downright upset if those pictures aren’t flattering. A little Photoshop magic can alleviate a lot of that stress.
Before you even begin editing the original, you should save a new copy (File > Save As in any application). Why not just create a duplicate of the original layer, leave it untouched, and keep everything in one file? Because there are dozens of actions you can take that’ll inadvertently affect both layers—cropping, for example, crops all layers. Remember, when it comes to photo editing, irreversibility is the devil, so work with plenty of copies.
While you can easily use Spotlight to find that missing file, it's nice to be able to open up Documents and have all your folder nicely organized. With Labels, you can add a bit more of an organizational element to your folders to easily flag down project files or identify the folder with all of your secret, personal stuff. Read on to find out how to get things in order in with Labels.
While we’re all busy hightailing it into the digital age, photographers everywhere are also rediscovering the charming aesthetics of the analog days gone by.
Lomography--or casual, snapshot photography using Lomo cameras made in Russia--is getting hot (yes really--check out lomography.com for more). But having to purchase a separate camera for the sole purpose of taking slightly out-of-focus, high-contrast photos seems a little drastic. So if you already own either an affordable point-and-shoot or a fancy DSLR and have access to Photoshop, why not just apply a few simple filters to give that trendy look to your digital photos?
Much has been made of the iPad's potential to change the way we consume
books, newspapers, and other texts of all shapes and sizes, and one
company that seems particularly poised to take advantage of the
tablet's 9.7-inch multitouch display is Zinio. Since 2002, the company
has provided digital versions of popular magazines (as well as a
selection of books) to a variety of platforms, with top titles like
Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Cosmopolitan available for purchase. With
the iPad launch in sight, Zinio president and CEO Rich Maggiotto spoke
with us earlier this month about designing its app for the device and
bringing a new level of interactivity to digital publications.