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  • SmugMug Acquires Flickr, the Former Photo-Sharing King
    by Dave Parrack on April 23, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    SmugMug, the premium photo sharing service aimed at professionals, has acquired Flickr, the former photo-sharing king. SmugMug has acquired Flickr from Oath, the Verizon-owned subsidiary forged from the ashes of former internet giants, Yahoo and AOL. Breathing New Life Into Flickr Today, there are a multitude of different photo-sharing services, sites, and apps available to use. However, Flickr was one of the original innovators in this field, and it built quite a following amongst photographers, both pro and amateur, as a result. Unfortunately for those enthusiastic users, Yahoo acquired Flickr in 2005. And Yahoo quickly stopped lavishing any sort of...Read the full article: SmugMug Acquires Flickr, the Former Photo-Sharing King […]

  • 4 Practical Tips for Speeding Up an Old and Slow iPad
    by Tim Brookes on April 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Do you own an old iPad that’s no longer running smoothly? Maybe it’s sat in a drawer somewhere, gathering dust? It’s time to find the charger and bring that aging tablet back to life. Though you can’t run any diagnostics on an iPad to find out if there’s anything seriously wrong with it, you can attempt to bring it back to life anyway. Today we’ll try and help you get a few more years out of your old tablet. iPhone running slowly too? These tips will work on your smartphone as well! 1. Create Some Free Space If you’re still...Read the full article: 4 Practical Tips for Speeding Up an Old and Slow iPad […]

  • The 10 Best Open-Source Web Browsers
    by Dan Price on April 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    We all know about the best mainstream web browsers. The usual suspects—Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.—will always be in the conversation. But what about open-source browsers? If you enjoy using open-source software, you have lots of options available to you. In this article, we’re going to look at 10 of the best. Make sure you reach out with your recommendations in the comments at the end. Why Use Open-Source Browsers? Like all open-source software, using open-source browsers brings a few advantages. Perhaps most importantly, it lets you trust the software. Browsers are uniquely placed in the app world: they can track...Read the full article: The 10 Best Open-Source Web Browsers […]

  • Minecraft Hour of Code Teaches Kids the Basics of Programming
    by Bryan Wolfe on April 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Minecraft is one of the most popular and enduring online and console games ever created. Thanks to the Minecraft Hour of Code, it’s also an excellent way for kids to learn the basics of programming. Want to know more about the Minecraft Hour of Code and how it can benefit the future coders in the world? Keep reading! What Is Minecraft? First introduced in 2011, Minecraft is a sandbox video game created and designed by Swedish game designer, Markus “Notch” Persson. Now published by Mojang, the game allows players to build with a variety of 3D digital cubes to create...Read the full article: Minecraft Hour of Code Teaches Kids the Basics of Programming […]

  • Why You Shouldn’t Buy a MacBook With Only 256GB Storage
    by Tim Brookes on April 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    When I bought my 15-inch MacBook Pro in June 2012, it shipped with a 256GB solid state drive. Six years later, a comparable 15-inch MacBook Pro still only ships with a 256GB SSD. In 2012, the iPhone 5 shipped in 16G, 32GB, and 64GB variants. In 2018, the iPhone 8 ships in 64GB or 128GB flavors. So why has Apple put the MacBook on a diet? Read these reasons for why you shouldn’t settle for 256GB storage when buying your next MacBook. 1. The Unstable Price of Storage Many of us expect the price of technology to fall as that...Read the full article: Why You Shouldn’t Buy a MacBook With Only 256GB Storag […]

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