Trends of the Week

Skype background blur made possible with AI

Bokeh, the effect of blurring of objects around the subject, has become a popular feature in mobile photography. It’s made possible with two cameras but even a single camera can do it with some software tricks. But while that’s relatively easy to do with still shots, it’s harder to pull off when your subject is less stationary

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Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?

When an app says it's collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned...

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian’s Versace Gowns Work Together Like Pieces of a Sexy Puzzle

Kim Kardashian has shown off her fair share of plunging necklines and formfitting dresses , but I've never seen one quite like her amfAR gala gown. Kim attended the NYC event with Kourtney Kardashian on Feb.

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3 Budgets, 3 Smart Skincare Routines Broken Down by Cost Per Wear

Why you'll love it: Smartly formulated for all skin types (from mature to oily to everything in between), this soothing face wash can be used both morning and night and effortlessly rids your complexion of makeup, grime, oil, and dirt.  The cost breakdown: $11 cleanser ÷ 62 wears (one month, morning and night) = $0.18 per wear  Why you'll love it: From kale extract to prebiotics to a radiance-enhancing superfood complex, this nourishing face wash cleans all skin types while infusing even the dullest and dehydrated of complexions with essential nutrients.  The cost breakdown: $25 cleanser ÷ 62 wears (one month, morning and night) = $0.40 per wear Why you'll love it: Yes, this four-in-one cleanser from Tata Harper is a total splurge, but it's absolutely one of the best formulas we've ever scrubbed into our skin. It's user-friendly for all skin types and keeps the skin balanced, moisturized, and luminous.  The cost breakdown: $85 cleanser ÷ 62 wears (one month, morning and night) = $1.37 per wear Why you'll love it: With a clean ingredient list and non-cringe-worthy price tag, this pretty-smelling toner from Burt's Bees does everything you want it to (thanks to MVP inclusions like glycerin, aloe vera, and rose water) while playing nice with every skin type.  The cost breakdown: $11 toner ÷ 62 wears (one month, morning and night) = $0.18 per wear Why you'll love it: Nothing is more satisfying than a multitasking skincare product, and this organic and vegan option from Ursa Major does the job in one fell swoop

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iOS 12.2 to remove Safari’s ineffective Do Not Track feature

One of the side effects of promoting yourself as a staunch privacy advocate is that all your actions in that regard will be heavily scrutinized. Apple is indeed facing such attention in light of a major Group FaceTime bug and Facebook’s misuse of its enterprise creds, but even the little things are getting some time in the spotlight

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Samsung’s next wireless earbuds could charge on the Galaxy S10

Samsung might pip Apple to the post with wirelessly charged earbuds.

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You Might Need a Minute After Seeing These 13 Pieces of Curvy Lingerie

We live by the motto that what's underneath counts most. So, when it comes to fashion, having the right undergarments is critical.

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How to Take Insta-Worthy Pictures of Your Shoes: A Visual Guide

As someone who has recently found herself in the business of Instagramming various aspects of her wardrobe , I can tell you from experience that while it’s a tedious task in general, shoe pics are especially hard. On the flip side, however, when done right, they can be the most “liked,” commented, shared, and overall popular photos on your feed . After all, who doesn’t love shoes

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Huawei P30 skipping MWC, to debut next month in Paris

If you were expecting Huawei to unveil its latest flagship later this month, you might be disappointed. Yes, the beleaguered Chinese company is expected to show off a prototype of its folding 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, but those who prefer to see a finished and polished product will have to wait for another month.

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NYPD asks Google to scrap Waze’s DUI checkpoints

The NYPD has sent Google a cease-and-desist letter, asking it to axe a Waze feature that allows users to mark cops' locations on the navigation app. Based on the letter first seen by Streetsblog NYC and CBS New York, authorities believe the feature i...

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