Ever since phone makers started building front-facing cameras into their handsets, people
have been snapping "selfies." But only when some yutz coined that term last year did the
selfie backlash begin.
Frankly, I don't think the picture itself is the problem. It's the process of taking them that
Think about it: Using just one hand, you have to hold your phone at arm's length, then
tap the screen or a button to trigger the shutter. That seemingly simple action often results
in a slight jarring of the phone, which can lead to a blurry image. And how often do you
screw up your carefully staged camera angle at the same time?
This is, suffice it to say, a first-world problem, but it's also one with a solution: HISY, a
remote camera trigger that let's you snap hands-free photos. (Well, sort of. Read on.)
Let's face it, we're not Fonz so hitting our gadgets doesn't work for us no matter how smugly we smirk. This is something I've always known, but seems the universe saw fit to remind me of…all in the last week.
Here are some common, annoying tech problems and roadblocks and how to bypass them without losing your cool:
I'm a big believer in making online backups of your crucial data. And what's more crucial than your family photo library?
If you're looking for an easy and affordable way to archive your photos, Google's running a promotion that's mighty sweet: When you sign up for a Google storage account, you get a free Eye-Fi wireless memory card for your digital camera.