December 25, 2011 |
Capturing the special moments in photos is a holiday tradition. But will those pictures be around to treasure in decades to come? In today's digital world, photos pile up chaotically on hard drives, often with no backup. Here are some options for saving copies of your pictures for future generations. • External hard drive: These sell for $70 to $200 and typically connect to your computer's USB drive. They're a reliable way of backing up large numbers of photos and other data.
November 20, 2012 |
Facebook wants to make it easier and quicker for you to upload photos taken with your smartphone or tablet, and it's now testing a feature that may just do that. Photo syncing, as the feature is called, uploads your phone's pictures instantly after you take them and puts them in a private section of your Facebook account. By having your pictures in Facebook's servers, you can share them very rapidly when you're ready, or you can also keep them private if you don't want to post them.
February 17, 2013 |
Luci, an American Kennel Club-registered German Shepherd, is enjoying 15 minutes of fame in an eye-catching listing photo for a 112-acre spread in Decatur, Texas. The asking priced of $1.495 million does not include the golf-cart riding Luci or the P-15 Mustang sitting behind her in the hangar. Luci shares the multipurpose property with a rescued male shepherd named Ruger. In addition to providing plenty of romping room for the pair, the acreage includes a two-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot home, an airfield with a grass airstrip, two hangars (one of which has living quarters)
July 5, 2012 |
If you tried to get your photos on the Kodak Gallery site recently, you may have noticed that the doors are locked and the lights are out there. Some of our readers have asked about how to find their photos, now that they're moving to Shutterfly. Essentially, if you had an account on Kodak Gallery, your photos are in transit. Members who used the service most will get priority in the move, with their photos landing in the next few weeks. Photos of members who used the service less will take a few months to move, Shutterfly said.
January 31, 2013 |
The days of twiddling your thumbs waiting for Twitter pictures to load on a new page may finally be over. The San Francisco-based social network has announced that now when users click on pictures to expand them, they will appear in a new window above the rest of Twitter's content. That's good news for heavy Twitter users because it helps save time previously spent waiting on a new page to load before content finally appeared -- which sometimes could be quite a while. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 The new photo viewer is a lot like the one used by Facebook in that it simply and quickly pops out front and center while the rest of the website goes dark so users can focus on the photo they are viewing.
April 6, 2012 |
Spring is in the air in New York City, which means new-car smell is wafting around the city too, as it plays host to the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. Although some auto shows are long on wild concepts and far-off exotics, this year's New York show had a decidedly mainstream bent. Full-size offerings from Chevrolet and Toyota were paired with reasonable and eco-friendly luxury from Lincoln and Lexus. PHOTOS: Highlights from the 2012 New York Auto Show The wildest thing at the show?