Welcome to the 459th issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news highlights and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is
your first issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me
two or three issues, I know that you will come back for more!
Graham has been away at the cottage for the past couple so it is my turn to
send out the newsletter.
Last week Graham mentioned the 30 minute firework display over Niagara Falls.
I have posted my own gallery of photographs I shot that night. You can view
them at http://potd.chrisempey.com/galleries/fireworks.
Speaking of photos, I have mentioned in the past that if there are any topics
you would like covered in the Digital Photography Tip of the Week, please let
Some sites seeing total visits increase as much as 270 percent, according
to a study released by Internet measurement company ComScore.
The use of social networking sites worldwide has grown substantially in the
past year, with some sites seeing total visits increase as much as 270 percent,
according to a study released Tuesday by Internet measurement company ComScore
One in five online Americans view video over the Internet on any given day,
thanks to speedier Internet connections and a wider selection of clips, a
Young adults watch in greater numbers and often turn to humorous clips, while
all other age groups use video predominantly for news, according to the Pew
Internet and American Life Project. On a typical day, 19% of U.S. Internet
adults watch some form of video. News ranked first and comedy second overall.
Office workers now have reason to think twice before printing out that report
the boss is waiting for. In a recent office study, researchers in Australia
found that nearly one-third of laser printers emitted high levels of nanoparticles
into the air, and on average, particle counts during working hours were five
times higher than during nonwork hours. Inhaling these ultrafine particles
may pose a health hazard, experts caution.
Early Morning Photography - How Early Should I Start - Digital
Photography Tip of the Week
I have mentioned in previous tips that I do much of my shooting in the early
morning. This is for a variety of reasons, better light than midday, less or
no people traffic to interfere with my photos and of course life is busy and
shooting in the morning doesn't interfere with other things leaving me to be
able to set a pretty regular schedule for going out to take photos.
Usually I start shooting just before the sun comes up, or just after the sun
comes up. The natural warm colour of the light created when the light has to
travel longer though the atmosphere is unmatched. Sometimes however, I like
to get out even earlier. Photographing a half hour or more before the sun even
begins to poke over the horizon can yield wonderful images. Even at this time
there is a surprising amount of light in the sky and providing that you have
a good subject, can provide for incredible photos.
Of course, the light is not bright enough to hand hold your camera, so a steady tripod and cable
release are very helpful. Also, a flash light may be useful if you need
to venture far from your car in the dark.
The digital photography tip of the week is written by
the PCIN Assistant Editor, Chris Empey. Chris is a long time photographer
and is currently the President of the Niagara
Falls Camera Club. You can see more of his photography at his Photo
of the Day website.
If you have a tip to send Chris, or a question about digital photography
he can address in the newsletter, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To simplify access to the tools in Windows XP's Control Panel, Microsoft
created the Category View, in which the Control Panel's tools are organized
into categories. If you're an old-school Windows user, you can still switch
back to the Classic View, in which all of the Control Panel's tools are
available. If you admire the simplicity of the Category View but prefer
the Classic View, you may want to create your own custom Control Panel
that combines the best of both views. Here's how:
Summertime - a great time to take lots of pictures. And with the price
of memory cards ar an all-time low everyone gets shutter happy, including
yours truly. Now, we don't want to keep all these works of art to ourselves
- we want to share them. We could choose to copy them onto a CD or DVD.
We can also upload them to services like Picasa, Flickr, YouTube, or upload
them our personal websites. But sometimes, we just want to e-mail them.
Read the whole
article which lists a couple of different options on handling large sets
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the Editor, Graham Wing and the Assistant Editor, Chris Empey. Graham Wing
and Chris Empey accept no responsibility for the results obtained from trying
the tips in this newsletter.
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