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Ask Techland: How Can I Take Better Food Photos with My iPhone?

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Question: I recently upgraded to an iPhone. My friends are always posting pictures of their food on Facebook and Instagram, but mine always come out crappy. How can I take better food photos?

Answer: Ah, you’re friends with …

TV Meets e-Commerce: Are You Ready for ‘t-Commerce’?

Ben Bajarin is the Director of Consumer Technology Analysis and Research at Creative Strategies, Inc, a technology industry analysis and market intelligence firm located in Silicon Valley.

Earlier this week I spoke at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition. The topic I was asked to address was related to connected TV. More …

How to Burn an OS X Lion Boot Disc

When Apple’s OS X Lion debuts in July, it’ll only be available through Apple’s Mac App Store. No retail copies, no white-edged Apple-gray install DVDs—just an install file you’ll purchase and pull down by conjuring the App Store from your Mac’s dock and perusing “New and Noteworthy” for a picture of Apple’s new tawny-maned kitty. Oh, …

Why I Can Guess Your iPad Password

Friend of mine, a smart journalist, had his iPad stolen. He couldn’t help that — the thief broke into his house. But his private, personal data wasn’t stolen, exactly. Donated, more like. He had no passcode set on the iPad. All his email, calendar, address book, and work documents were free for the taking. Oh, yeah. He had the iPad …

How to Roll Your Own Music Streaming Service

Google’s doing it, Amazon’s doing it, Apple will be doing it very soon now. Everyone’s putting their music in the cloud. Clouds are, it would seem, where it’s at. Indeed clouds are so happening that perhaps you might prefer to roll your own rather than use someone else’s.

Here’s one way of doing that.

Milwaukee developer John Mills …

Techland Recommends Father’s Day Gifts for $50 (or Less!)

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you swore—swore!—to yourself that you were going to save up to get Dad something really nice this year.

And in true you fashion, you find yourself with a $50 budget yet again this year. That’s so you. Classic you. Fear not! Your imaginary friends at Techland are here with some …

Radiation Sickness: Duke Nukem Forever Review

I remember the first time I saw Duke Nukem Forever, which was about a year ago. Surprise was the only word I could use to sum up my feelings. This legendary piece of vaporware existed? It was playable and funny and self-aware too? Man, if it could come back from the edge of oblivion, then it might actually be good …

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15 Fantastic Father’s Day Gadgets

Techland’s Doug Aamoth and Chris Gayomali have found the perfect father-friendly tech products. Whether Dad loves to grill, fish or take on projects around the house, any number of these geeky goodies are sure to be a hit.

Send the Right Message: How to Avoid an E-mail Catastrophe

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt the nausea inducing, gut twisting, computer monitor chucking sensations that result from a mistakenly sent message. Then arrives the infuriatingly merry sounding “whoosh” indicating your e-mail or text has sent successfully. You soon curse the inexistence of an emergency e-mail ABORT button (unless

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