Spot Metering: The Trick to Perfect Exposures

We all have had experiences where the lighting isn’t perfect — either inside or outside. And we might think we need to boost our ISO, change our aperture or play around with exposure compensation. Often, there’s one simple switch you can make. Instead of using matrix / evaluative metering (which is usually the default on…

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Perfectly Clear for Photoshop or Lightroom is all about saving

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Are you a long-time Dropbox user? Best change your password now

Are you a long-time Dropbox user? Best change your password now

Dropbox has confirmed that a huge set of user details is available online, thanks to a security breach which happened back in 2012 – and therefore users of the service who signed up before the middle of that year need to change their passwords.

Last week, these long-time users of Dropbox were advised to change their password "purely as a preventive measure" – if they hadn’t changed it since 2012 – and now the reason for that move has emerged, with the company confirming

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Hands-on review: IFA 2016: Acer Predator 21 X

Hands-on review: IFA 2016: Acer Predator 21 X

We’d scoff if you told us about one of the Acer Predator 21 X’s crazy features. A curved display? On a laptop? Twin GTX 1080 graphics cards?

And, a tiny window through which you can peer in to see the processor’s cooling fan spinning around? Yeah, pull the other one.

As it happens, the Predator 21 X is very real, and it’s a marvel to look at. It requires two power supplies to provide juice to its dual GTX 1080 GPUs inside.

The crazy doesn’t stop there

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Hands-on review: IFA 2016: Acer Predator 21 X

Hands-on review: IFA 2016: Acer Predator 21 X

We’d scoff if you told us about one of the Acer Predator 21 X’s crazy features. A curved display? On a laptop? Twin GTX 1080 graphics cards?

And, a tiny window through which you can peer in to see the processor’s cooling fan spinning around? Yeah, pull the other one.

As it happens, the Predator 21 X is very real, and it’s a marvel to look at. It requires two power supplies to provide juice to its dual GTX 1080 GPUs inside.

The crazy doesn’t stop there

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IFA 2016: They might look like patio heaters – but B&O’s new speakers pack a serious punch

IFA 2016: They might look like patio heaters - but B&O's new speakers pack a serious punch

Luxury audio manufacturer Bang and Olufsen is no stranger to statement design. Its BeoPlay A9 looks more like a piece of scientific equipment than a speaker, and that’s not to mention the smoke alarm chic being rocked by the BeoPlay A1.

The BeoSound 1, which the company has just announced at IFA 2016, is a premium portable wireless speaker which looks like a patio heater and is made to be controlled by your smartphone.

The reason for the cylindrical design is the 360 degrees of sound

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