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Advice and information about personal computers, video games, digital cameras and photography. Each week there will be new articles posted here that will provide tips and advice.



Published: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT

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Adobe Photoshop vs Adobe Illustrator

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

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...



Download Video Games! The Game Is On, And The World Is Waiting

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Not trying to reveal my age, but I remember the day when video games were introduced and how excited I was playing the first version of games available. I barely could make out the choppy looking characters and graphics, but I didn't care, it was technology in the making that later in life showed me how much we have evolved in the video game market. Moving forward into the new millennium, it's brought about many exciting changes for the video game industry. It's a great feature to be able to conveniently download your favorite games from the Internet right to your computer, and in my opinion, it has changed the face of gaming like I have never seen before...



How to Buy the Right Digital Camera

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Finding the right digital camera can be a hard decision for you to make because there are so many different types, brands, styles, and sizes available on the market today. This article is going to show you the specific things you should consider when purchasing a digital camera. The first thing that must be done is to budget the amount of money you are willing to spend on a camera and stick to it. Doing so will allow you to shoot directly for the cameras that are in that price range or lower. A digital camera can come with so many different, attractive features that it is easy to be lured into something you simply cannot afford. Another key aspect in choosing the right camera for you is to consider how you intend to use it...



Laptop or Desktop - Which Computer To Choose?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Traditionally, laptop computers were bought by people who had to be able to take their computer with them when they left the office, such as the salesman visiting a customer. It always used to be the case that buying portability meant a trade-off in terms of power and functionality, so desktop machines were the preferred option for those who didn't have to travel. Is this still a genuine trade-off, however? It's time to re-examine the assumptions to see if they are still true. Laptops are more expensive than desktops While this is still true, the price differential is less than it once was, and may not be an overriding factor any longer. On the other hand, if you require a docking station, monitor...



The New Xbox 360 -- Next Generation Technology

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

You must have heard about the the next generation games console Xbox 360 by Microsoft. Xbox 360 provides the new world of community, information, innovation and entertainment with its fusing games. If you live in Europe, Japan, and North America then you will have to wait only till November this year to experience the ultimate gaming experience. While combining the powerful technology in a sophisticated exterior to give an amazing look...



Digital or Traditional Film Photography?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

There is debate over which of the two formats, digital or film, is superior. It cannot be said that either of the formats is superior to the other in every way. Rather, each of the formats has its own specific advantages. This article discusses those points. There are numerous measures which can be used to assess the quality of still photographs. The most discussed of these is spatial resolution, i.e. the number of separate points in the photograph...



World of Warcraft - How To Get The Maximum Gold?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

World of Warcraft is one game that can be worked around if one has a lot of Gold. Gold possession is the most important aspect of playing. Gold is the basic foundation of your existence in the game. To buy items form other players and vendors, you need gold. To get training and acquire new skills from the trainer, you need gold. Gold enhances your character in World of Warcraft as in any other MMORPG game...



Taking Better Digital Photos With Auto Settings Part 2: White And Color Balancing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Using the auto mode on a digital camera gives you a point and shoot camera that allows you to concentrate on the subject while the camera makes the necessary settings to give you a well exposed and properly focused image. But like most automatic features, knowing how they function will help you keep the camera from getting fooled in those special situations that often yield the most dramatic photos: including when your subject is backlit or off-center...



Computer Help: Make Your Computer Run Faster!

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

What the heck is Spyware? Spyware is a generic term for programs that install themselves on your computer without telling you that they are there. They run in the background tracking where you go online and sending the information off to the company that built the program. Hence the term "Spyware" or Spying Software. The reason for spyware being built originally was to use it as a marketing tool...



Web Games Review - Xbox Table Tennis

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

If you have played the real game of table tennis, and know how to hit a shot across, the virtual counterpart to this game would definitely interest you when you are feeling weak and cannot play the real game. Coming from the authors of The Warriors and Grand Theft, this title from Rockstar Games is a realistic simulation of table tennis, where the player gets to maneuver the paddle and play various shots. The speed of the ball can go up to 100 miles per hour...



Digital Photography Printing: Simplifying the Pixels and DPIs

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Digital photography printing has opened new avenues for amateur and professional photographers alike. For most photographers, the backup of digital photography printing offers unprecedented freedom to get the best shots. No more worrying about wasting that precious piece of film running out, in addition to not knowing for sure that anything worthwhile is on it! However, when it comes to getting the printing done...



Console Gaming vs. Computer Gaming

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

It's an age-old question that will only get more and more intense in the coming year as the Xbox 360 is in full swing and the PS3 and Revolution release. Which is better? What system is right for me? Well, I would suggest both, but if you have to choose one or the other then you have to consider a few things. Price is definitely a big issue. I mean, when's the last time you didn't even bat an eye when are buying something 500 bucks or more...



The Best Of Digital Photography Equipment

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Digital photography equipment is just as important today as the digital cameras that have become the technology of choice for people all over the world. When digital cameras emerged in the marketplace, people were quickly won over, swept up in the excitement of new technology. It didn't take long for the public to become savvy digital picture-takers, drawing on their long-time skills with film. Digital cameras are everywhere now, in cell phones...



Replace Your Desktop With A Laptop

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Gone are the days when a business person needed a desktop at work, a desktop at home, and a large, cumbersome laptop for travel. With the steady march of technology come lighter, more portable laptops with higher performance than ever before. Processors are advanced enough on almost any laptop to consider completely doing away with your desktop PC altogether. For the gamers out there...



XBOX 360 vs. PS3: An In Depth Look

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

All gamers are awaiting the release of the Xbox 360 and the PS3. This article takes an in depth look at how the two systems compare. Graphics: Everyone has seen an Xbox and a PS2 in action and we are all waiting to see which of the two next generation consoles for the two systems will have the edge when it comes to graphics. We have all seen the screenshots of the games on the two systems but what about actual gameplay graphics. Despite the hot debate...



Expert Tips for Professional-Quality Photographs

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

It would be safe to guess that almost every home in America has at least one camera. Whether digital, 35mm or video, the vast majority of the population has taken photos or videos on a casual basis. If casual photography isn't your style, here are some expert tips for taking photographs as good as the pros. Get Creative With Poses For years we've all heard that posed photos are a bad thing: that we should aim for the spontaneous shots. That's simply not true...



Why 80's Arcade Games are the Best

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Reminiscing the 80s would never be complete without mentioning about 80s arcade games. An arcade game is a coin-operated gaming machine that you would usually find in entertainment centers, video arcades, and even in restaurants. Popular arcade games are redemption games that give players rewards based on their score in the game; computer-controlled video games; and pinball games wherein the player manipulates one or more metal balls on a playfield...



Your Guide To Buying Digital Photography Books

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Looking for the best digital photography books around? There are many claimants to the title at the moment; we'd even go as far as to say the market is flooded with books full of hints, tips and techniques. But which ones should you actually trust? After all it's your hard earned cash you'll be parting with! So here at YDP we've decided to do the hard work reviews for you and bring you the 5 bestselling digital Photography books currently leaving the shelves...



5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

If you're a computer expert, you'll probably already know about these tips (hopefully this will provide you with a little reminder). If you're not an expert, don't worry - these tips are simple, and don't require a lot of computer experience. While an old computer will never operate at the same speed as a newer (and bigger & faster) computer, you can help your computer stay as "young & healthy" as possible...



10 Reasons To Buy An Xbox 360

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Gamers and techies have waited with baited breath for advancements and innovations in gaming. To set the pulse racing and the mind thinking one needs to be challenged. This has become possible by computer technology and the wonderful world of gaming. Just as adventures and wars would have done in yester years these days it is technology that offers to quench the thirst for adventure. Microsoft has created a challenge in the form of the Xbox 360-- a visionary, super powerful...



How To Take Better Portrait Photos

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Portrait photos are very impressive. A good portrait can project so much emotions and feelings and captivate the viewer. Taking high quality portrait photos is an art that takes time to master. This article will give you a few guidelines that can help you achieve high quality portrait photos in a short time and without being a professional photographer...



Casual games - take it serious

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Computer games has always been popular. More and more people play games all over the world. A new kind of games, such as casual games, has become widespread besides console and large games, distributed on CD/DVD. The difference is in the fact that a user can download them freely from the Internet due to their small size and start playing. A small size doesn't mean that these games are not of of good quality as, for example, games for play stations. They excite gamers...



Buying A Digital Camera To Replace Your Old Film Camera

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

I'm very conservative when it comes to buying myself new "toys". I don't buy every new gadget that comes out, but when I do buy - I get the latest technology and the highest quality I can afford. That way my investment holds its value for a long time and I'm not tempted to replace it so soon. I didn't buy a digital camera when they first came out. All you could get were 1 megapixel models with no optical zoom capability...



Arcade Machine Building Tips for Gamers

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT

In a recent conversation with my friend and expert arcade machine builder, Emily, I discovered some secrets that had previously kept me from building an arcade machine and also from thinking that I could afford to do so. Emily shared with me some key tips for people just getting started in the process and busted some common myths associated with arcade machines these days. First of all, going into the conversation...