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Digital Photography
10 Top Tips to Getting Great Holiday Photos in Digital Photography

Do you ever get back from a fantastic holiday disappointed with the photos you've taken? Do your holiday snaps fail to live up to the exotic locations you visited? Blurred objects, wonky horizons, subjects with parts cropped off to mention but a few of the commonest ailments. Well don't worry. With a little help and advice we can all take pictures of which we can be justifiably proud. It does not matter how basic your camera is, it is the person that takes great photos not the camera. Good results can be achieved even with the camera in a mobile phone if some basic guidelines are followed. Over the last couple of years I have really come to appreciate the photos I take when I am on holiday...

Featured Topics on Digital Photography: How To Take Better Photographs  Printing Your Digital Photographs  Editing Photographs with Photoshop 

Computer Games
World Of Warcraft: Boosting The Game Industry in Computer Games

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment wanted to make a big splash in the video game world back in March when it introduced "Matrix Online," a massively multiplayer online game based on the once-hot film franchise. The game made a big splash all right, like a belly flop. Over its first three months the game signed up fewer than 50,000 subscribers, a pittance, so in June, Warner cut bait and agreed to sell the game to Sony. Last month "Matrix Online" was downsized from nine virtual "realms" to three, because users were having a hard time finding one another in the game's vast digital ghost town...

Featured Topics on Computer Games: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) 

Digital Cameras
Digital Cameras Responsiveness And Photo Shooting Delays in Digital Cameras

Digital cameras have many advantages but they also have some disadvantages and response time is one of them. There are three response times that you should care about: the delay between pressing down the shutter button and shooting a photo, the delay between turning on the camera and shooting a photo and the delay between shooting a photo and shooting a subsequent one. This article explains the causes for these delays and suggests ways to overcome them. There are three response times or delays that are important to understand and to be aware of when shooting photos...

Featured Topics on Digital Cameras: Basic Digital Photography Techniques  Guides On Buying A Digital Camera 

Personal Computers
Why Choose a Core 2 Duo For Your CPU In Your New High End Computer? in Personal Computers

It must have been difficult for Intel to watch AMD's Athlon 64 and then the Athlon 64 X2 and FX pretty much take over the performance PC market, putting the once-untouchable chip giant into a position where its only competitive response was to cut prices. Those were dark days indeed. But now, with the release of the long-awaited codename "Conroe" -- the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors -- Intel looks set to start a new age of desktop domination. Most onlookers expected Intel to take back the performance crown from AMD, but few anticipated the sheer magnitude of this victory, or the nearly flawless style with which Intel performed it. And the Core 2 Duo is just the first strike in this battle...

Featured Topics on Personal Computers: Advice on Buying a Laptop or Notebook  AGP and PCI-Express Graphics Cards  Make Your Computer Run Faster 

Xbox 360
Microsoft's Xbox 360 vs. the Sony's Playstation 3 in Xbox 360

Microsoft has tried to catch up with some of the titans of the gaming world, such as Sony with the release of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 offers many new features that players will love: Free limited subscription to online gaming - This allows players who have not been participating in online gaming a chance to see what is available at no charge. All Xbox 360s come with Live-aware - This means you can get a friend invite or see who is online and what they are playing from your Xbox 360. The button in the middle of the controller makes all this very easy. It offers great media features including listening to music while you play games, the ability to create custom playlists and your own custom soundtracks...

Featured Topics on Xbox 360: Xbox 360 versus Playstation 3 (PS3) 

Digital Photography
Adobe Photoshop vs Adobe Illustrator in Digital Photography

What are the differences between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator? Produced by the same company, there are some that say the difference between the two programs is small. In actuality, Adobe Illustrator takes some key elements of Adobe Photoshop to the next level and beyond. is a very popular program used by digital photographers around the world. The abundance of Photoshop tips and tutorials make this a very easy program to learn and to use. Photoshop can be used to take any existing image and give it a professional, polished looked. Borders can be added and pictures tweaked to look better than any digital camera could make possible. Almost anything you can imagine doing to a picture is capable when using Adobe Photoshop...

Featured Topics on Digital Photography: How To Take Better Photographs  Printing Your Digital Photographs  Editing Photographs with Photoshop