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July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages

Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar last…

Commercial 3DMe Photo Booth Announced
Imagine having a 3D model of yourself to send to your parents to keep on top of the television, fireplace or even their dresser!  Gone are the days where you took photos with your friends in a photo booth. Now you can print a 3D selfie/groupie.  3DMe Photo booth... Read more
How to Position Elements in Photoshop
A place for everything and everything in it’s place, said someone a long time before Photoshop was even thought of, but it applies as much now as it ever has. Placing elements correctly is essential for a polished final product. How many times have you noticed a misaligned element... Read more
Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Released
Lightroom is Adobe’s state-of-the-art professional photo development, manipulation and organization software. Lightroom’s powerful features enable users to transform RAW photographs into beautiful images of any kind. Sharpness, contrast, tone, white-balance and color can be adjusted in fine detail manually or through a large range of default and downloadable presets.... Read more
How to Create Preset Templates in Photoshop
When you open a new document in Photoshop, do you take advantage of the preset document options? Or do you do what many users do and just click OK, set your image name as Untitled-1 and then change your image options later on in Photoshop itself? If you are... Read more
Prynt: Polaroid Printing Smartphone Case
We all love our Smartphones don’t we? And with the amalgam of phone and camera we are now all budding shutterbugs. Whether your choice of weapon is iOS, Windows or Android, you always keep your favourite handset close by, just in case you need to snap that perfect picture.... Read more
How to use Custom Brushes in Photoshop
Many users only ever use the circular brush tool in Photoshop and miss out on one of the most satisfying ways of freehand digital drawing and a quick, simple way to create interesting effects. Click on the brush tool on the left hand toolbar, it’s the eighth one down,... Read more
How to use Photoshop History States
We all make mistakes, unfortunately life doesn’t have an undo button, but don’t worry Photoshop does, so at least when it comes to images you can go back and change your mind. This can be particularly useful if you are working on a complicated image and just want to... Read more
How to Create Animated GIFs in Photoshop
There’s still room on the internet for an old school animated GIF, especially if you can create your own bespoke ones to slip into emails or instant messages, and it doesn’t take much technical knowledge to create one, in fact Photoshop does it with ease. Open any image in... Read more
How to Navigate & Zoom Images in Photoshop
With the mega pixel count on cameras getting higher and higher, and the display resolutions on monitors and televisions increasing to suit, the image sizes we now work with are significantly higher than they ever used to be. This can bring with it a few navigation issues when you... Read more
Street Photographer Proves Smartphones are Conversation Killers
When was the last time you were out with friends and family and managed not to look at your phone even once? Most of us will probably not be able to remember. It does raise the issue of whether technology is making us all anti-social, a point that street... Read more
Amazon Prime Members Now Get Free Unlimited Photo Storage
I don’t know about you, but for me, the benefits of having an Amazon Prime account are starting to outweigh the benefits of not having one. I had a free 30-day trial some time ago and enjoyed it, but ultimately decided to save my money. I’m starting to reconsider.... Read more
How to Swap Heads in Photoshop
Sometimes you don’t want to spend hours creating the perfect image, you don’t want to carefully fix every small mistake and make the most convincing photo collage the world has ever seen, sometimes you just want to stick someone’s head on someone else for humorous effect. Here’s a quick... Read more
How to Mask Layers in Photoshop
All images, like onions, have many layers, in a photo these layers are flattened, but they are still there, the sky, the foreground, the subject, all fall into different planes and the mind splits them up. If you are trying to give the impression of layers in an image,... Read more
How to use the Stained Glass Filter in Photoshop
All graphics packages come with pre-set filters that new users like to play with when they first get the package, but then never use again. Let’s face it, if everyone used the default filters, with all images subjected to the same process, it would turn the internet into a... Read more
The Scariest Photobombs Ever!
We all know that photobombs can be fun, if not a little strange. However the following photos will teach you that sometimes they can go from strange, to downright scary! If nothing else, in future you’ll always check behind you before taking any pictures! 1 Image 1 of 14 Read more
How to Use the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop
Arthur C Clarke’s third law of prediction states – “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” and if you’ve ever used the clone stamp tool in Photoshop, you’ll know exactly what Arthur was talking about. Using a very simple technique of allowing you to sample areas of an... Read more
15 GIFs That Could Pass as 3D Images!
If you’ve been put off 3D TV because of the ridiculous looking 3D glasses, then take a look at these clever GIFs. There is nothing magical about these eye popping images, they are just standard GIFs, however by cleverly adding a couple of white vertical lines your brain is... Read more
How To Add Lens Flare In Photoshop
The film Easy Rider deliberately allowed natural light into the camera lens, the recent Star Trek movies added in CGI lens flare, some people hated it, some love it, it divided opinion and now so can you with Photoshop’s built in Lens Flare filter. For a long time, allowing... Read more