How to

  • Understanding ISO on your camera can let you shoot in lighting situations you wouldn’t otherwise be able to, it can also let you take control of your image. Here we look at what ISO settings are, and how different settings can be used.
  • Most new cameras are capable of taking great photos in their automatic modes, but if you want to make the most of your DSLR or mirrorless shooter, you’re going to need to move the dial away from that green icon. Here we look at the main camera modes to help you get out of Auto.
  • In Drone School 4 we practice hovering in different orientations, work on bank turns and figure 8s around markers, have a crack at nose-in landing and look at some creative ideas for those with small, light quads you can fly inside.
  • Here are some basic exercises to try on your first few drone flights. Hopefully they'll help you make it to your second few flights with just as many props, frames, pets and limbs as you started with.
  • In Drone School 2 we look at your quadcopter controller. Specifically, transmitter modes 1 and 2, different flight modes you might encounter, trim controls and what the two main sticks do.
  • ​Multicopters are one of the hottest consumer gadgets on the market, and for good reason. They’re easy to fly, a ton of fun, and by far the easiest way to get into RC flying. For starters, let’s look at how to pick a good beginner quadcopter.​
  • When we first reviewed Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, both had plenty of features that make them viable contenders in the streaming device market. Last month, Amazon launched significant updates that bring new features to both Fire TV devices. So let's take a look.
  • Microsoft will be launching Windows 10 later this year, and when it does, you'll be upgrading Windows 7 and 8.1 via Windows Update. This is easier than the hassle of a clean install and it allows you to keep your settings, files, and most apps. Here's how to get an early look at what to expect.
  • When you get a shiny new Ultrabook, desktop, or convertible Windows computer, you'll be tempted to dive right in and get to work or play. However, there are some important steps you need to take to ensure it's secure, clean of crapware, and filled with your favorite apps so it's ready to use.
  • Google's Chromecast streaming device has been around for more than a year and its user base continues to grow. Having shown you some tips to get the most out of the device when it was first released, we revisit the Chromecast to show you even more things it is capable of.
  • Your smartphone is more than a communication and entertainment device in your pocket. It's a powerful computer with tons of your personal and private data stored within, just like your home or work computer. Here are some basic tips that will help keep your smartphone and the data on it protected.
  • As Microsoft continues development of its new desktop operating system, it recently released a new build of Windows 10 for members of the Windows Insider program. Here's how to get the the latest build (9879) and a look at the most notable new features you can expect in the upcoming final version.