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January 2015
Penning
Fritz on Photography

Interacting Figures

When the occasion is right for combinations a little bit of planning can make great photos. This is much better than ordinary photos, and the cost is the same, so be aware and look.

Mr. Modem
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“How Can I Cheat at Solitaire?” (Really?)

Statistically, extended warranties aren't worth the dollars spent on them. Countless Consumer Reports studies reveal that while extended warranties are very profitable for the companies offering them, the return to consumers is minimal.

December 2014
Mr. Modem
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Explore Gmail Settings

Chordify transforms music from YouTube, SoundCloud or your private music collection and converts it into chords that you can play along with on a guitar, ukulele, or piano. It’s a freemium service, meaning it is available in free and paid versions.

Penning
Fritz on Photography

Side Lighting To Show Depth

A study of the classic painters reveals their mastery of light and interestingly there seemed to be a preference for light streaming from upper left going down to the right. We learn by observing.

Suzanne

Electronically Challenged

It took almost one year to learn how to enter phone numbers, but I still can’t delete old ones even though I have even been shown twice. I’ve learned how to text, but only to individuals, but I can send one email to multiple people. I still have yet to activate the phone’s voice and probably never will.

November 2014
Hansen

Inside a 3-D World

The world of transplants and broken objects stands at the doorstep of this innovative process, revolutionizing the medical field and its potentials. Does your neighbor need a new ear? The image is scanned and the machine builds it.

Penning
Fritz on Photography

The Closed Image

When composing an image a dramatic way to impart, impact and interest is to take advantage of the closed image.

Mr. Modem
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Sign Out of Online Accounts

Always log off, it doesn't matter whether it's an online bank account or your Gmail account or anything else. You log in for security purposes, and you must log out to close and lock the door behind you, otherwise you are leaving that account door open and making yourself and your data needlessly vulnerable.

October 2014
Mr. Modem
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Help! My Hard Drive is Full!

Unfortunately, you cannot go back to the previous operating system. It’s all part of Apple’s grand plan to ensure that all users of its devices share the same experience. While every Android device is just a little different – which creates its own set of challenges – Apple mandates conformity in their devices, which has its advantages and disadvantages, as well. 

Penning
Fritz on Photography

Lighting, Placement and Isolation

The three points demonstrated are the fundamentals of good photography. Light is the most important element and with today’s camera photos in bright light and low light are readily possible.

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