Author: Whats Your Tech

HP Introduces ‘The History of Memory’ To Get People Printing Photographs

HP Introduces ‘The History of Memory’ To Get People Printing Photographs

By: Yasmin Ranade

February 21, 2019

When did you last print a photo? Did you print your Valentine’s Day photos? Your New Year’s Eve photos?

Karen Kahn

‘The History of Memory’ is a new effort by HP to impress upon us the value of printed images in our lives. I had the opportunity to discuss digital and print photography with Karen Kahn, Chief Communications Officer at HP, and to learn more about the idea for ‘The History of Memory’ and its first film, At First Sight.

“’The History of Memory’ is an expansion of HP’s storytelling work within The Garage, our brand journalism site, to bring humanity to our brand and celebrate the power of reinvention,” began Kahn. “The project is a five-part short documentary film series, which explores the power of the printed photograph. The first installment – At First Sight – focuses on the true story of a couple whose love was sparked by a photograph sh..

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Fun And/Or Useful Photography Apps For Your Phone

Fun And/Or Useful Photography Apps For Your Phone

By: Christine Persaud

February 20, 2019

Today’s smartphones are basically cameras that also have phone and messaging features. They include stellar built-in cameras and features that help you take professional-looking portraits, add fun filters, and take photos with gorgeous effects.

That said, there are still tons of third-party apps worth downloading to further enhance the photography experience on both older phones, as well as the newest slate of devices.

Here are 4 particularly interesting ones.

Cluster

Rather than send image after image to friends and family back home from your vacation, or your child’s Christmas concert, or post them all on social media, use this app to set up a private folder for sharing. Sign up for an account, upload photos and videos from the event, and invite others to view them. For large events, like weddings or reunions, you can allow others to add their own pictures as well, c..

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Tips For Using a VPN on Your Phone

Tips For Using a VPN on Your Phone

By: Christine Persaud

February 18, 2019

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can come in handy when you want to access sensitive data from a smartphone in a public place, using a public or unsecured Wi-Fi network. But there are other reasons why a VPN might be useful.

What is a VPN?

A VPN encrypts the traffic sent and received between your device and the VPN server, making it more difficult for hackers to infiltrate the data being transferred among devices, and/or over the Internet. It hides your IP address and location, allowing you to browse confidently on Wi-Fi networks and use public hotspots without worry about being monitored or tracked. This is especially useful if you want to shop online with your credit card while at the local coffee shop; or access sensitive company data on your laptop from the airport lounge, or while working outside of your home or office.

A secondary benefit of a VPN is using it as a proxy to surf t..

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Technology is Designed for Deception and Manipulation, Not Privacy

Technology is Designed for Deception and Manipulation, Not Privacy

By: Lee Rickwood

February 15, 2019

Much of today’s technology is designed to deceive and manipulate users, not to protect their privacy.

In our smartphones and our social media sharing sites and our online business networks, product designers are using certain settings, colours, patterns, techniques and methods to get us to use their valuable products more, while protecting our valuable assets less.

Several books and reports look at how and why technology is designed the way it is, and the picture they paint is not pretty: rather than having a consistent and overarching concern for user privacy and the protection of personal information, many companies have as a corporate imperative the need to get users to engage more, to disclose more, to click more.

The tools they have to influence our use of their technology include buttons and links, timing of alerts and warnings, the shape of screens, t..

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The best gaming notebooks and accessories

The best gaming notebooks and accessories

By: Gadjo Sevilla

February 14, 2019

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The PC gaming segment is red hot right now. Not only are we seeing an uptick in solid games, the surging popularity of ESports are pushing gaming laptop makers to level up and many of them have responded.

We now have impossibly thin yet powerful gaming notebooks with the latest processors, fast storage and RAM as well as stunning graphics performance.

We also have larger, beefier gaming notebooks that can put desktop gaming rigs and even premium consoles to shame. Gaming peripherals and accessories have also stepped up in a big way, giving users aggressively designed keyboards, mice, and headsets that are durable and customizeable.

Here are some of the best options for a PC gamer.

Alienware Area-51m

Alienware’s new flagship gaming laptop, the 17.3-inch Area 51m may not conform to the new standard of slimmer and lighter gaming notebooks but it offers so..

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