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  • When using public Wi-Fi, we don’t often think about the sensitive data that our phones, tablets and laptops are constantly transmitting. What exactly are the risks of using public Wi-Fi? How can you keep your data and devices secure?
  • We’ve previously looked at getting to grips with the ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings on your camera. Now it’s time to pull them all together and see how they impact each other in the exposure triangle.
  • Shutter speed is one of the most important camera settings to understand if you want to get out of automatic mode and start being creative with your photography. Here we look at what shutter speed is, how it’s measured, and how to use it to take the sort of images you want.
  • You want to enjoy all the benefits of having an iPhone – without breaking the bank on a pricy data plan. Short of paring down your phone use, what can you do to cut back on needless data expenditures? New Atlas identifies a few settings for keeping data consumption under control.
  • In general, iPhone battery life is decent – but the fact of the matter is, when you use a device all day every day, it’s hard to keep it charged. New Atlas offers tips and gadget suggestions so you’ll never be caught with a dead iPhone.
  • The Chromecast is a circular dongle that receives video and audio from a phone, tablet, laptop, Mac or PC, and streams it to the TV. It's one of the easiest, cheapest and most versatile ways to watch streaming video on a bigger screen. New Atlas guides you through setting up and using the device.
  • So you’ve had your Mac for a while and things don’t feel as fresh and clean as they used to. Here are the steps you can take to declutter your Mac, possibly get it running faster and make it feel like new again.
  • The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were among the most exciting smartphones of 2016. If you've joined the craze and copped a new Pixel, here are some tips and tricks for setting it up and enjoying the pure Android experience.
  • Storage space and searchability are two of the driving factors behind Gmail's popularity. However, it's easy to abuse those luxuries and find yourself buried in an inbox thousands of messages deep. Here are New Atlas' tips for achieving an immaculate Gmail inbox.
  • So you’ve decided to abandon the iPhone in favor of an Android. What should you expect? How do you migrate your accounts and content from the iOS ivory tower? New Atlas is here to help.
  • If you’re a long-time iPhone or iPad user, you’ve likely run into a storage problem at some point. ​Short of upgrading to a larger device, here are some tips and tricks to put that pesky “storage full” notification to rest.
  • If you want to take control of your camera and get out of automatic mode, one of the things you’ll need to understand is the aperture setting. Here we look at what aperture is, how those numbers on lenses work, and what it means for your photography.