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Master SMS with these 9 basic texting tips

From emoji to autocorrect, here's how to save time and communicate more effectively.

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FAQ: What is 4K exactly, and do I have to buy a new TV now?

4K TVs were all the rage at this year's CES. Does that mean the TV you just bought is obsolete?

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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

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Portrait retouching in five easy steps

How to use Aperture to create alluring photos of friends and family.

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How to shoot and share slo-mo video on your iPhone 5s

If you haven’t yet played around with Apple’s slo-mo feature on the iPhone 5s, now’s a perfect time to start. Here’s how to shoot slo-mo video, preview it on your own device, and share it with others.

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How to control focus and depth of field on your iPhone camera

Tips and tricks for adjusting camera controls on your favorite camera phone.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

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How to shoot the best portraits with your iPhone

Whether you're taking a self-portrait, or a photo of a family member or furry friend, these smart tips guarantee you'll put the best face forward.

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Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

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How to create a photo book with Lightroom 5

Tips and tricks for using the Blurb plug-in for a professional looking photo book.

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Easily calibrate your new HDTV

Out of the box, your beautiful HDTV may not look its best. But with some simple adjustments, you can get an accurate picture with minimal effort.

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Get started with the iPad and iPad mini

Just purchased a new iPad? Check out our guide to transferring your information, getting it set up, and some basic starting steps.

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Save your power cables with a little help from twist-ties

Broken cables suck. Here's a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to make them last longer.