How to speed clean your house

Speed cleaningWhen your household budget won’t quite stretch to the cost of paid cleaning, cleaning just like a paid cleaning service can be a great way to have an organised and clean home and this speed cleaning lesson might just be the answer for you! If you are looking for efficiency, convenience and overall cleanliness, these pro cleaning tips will do wonders for you. Learn to clean like the professional cleaners who not only complete the job within a short period but will also handle it seamlessly leaving nothing untouched.

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ISO in digital photography

By: Mradula Shet

ISO or ASA is used to indicate how sensitive traditional photography film is sensitive to light and was measured using the numbers 100, 200, 400 etc seen on films. Smaller numbers indicate the low film sensitivity and the finer grain of the shots taken.

In case of digital photography, ISO measures the image sensor sensitivity based on the same film photography principles- lower numbers indicate lower sensitivity to light and a finer grain.

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How to Hold a Digital Camera

By: Sarah Parlin

Holding cameraMany new digital and film photographers normally have a problem known as “camera shake” where they produce blurry images mostly because they do not hold the camera still enough while depressing the shutter. This is highly common with shots that are taken when the shutter is open for a long time and taken in low light situations. This can be caused when the camera is moved slightly and the only way this can be resolved is to use a tripod.

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Aperture in Digital Photography

By: Grace Wanja

aperture f numberThere are a number of aspects digital photographers need to learn something that prompted me to write a series of articles to help them know how to move from Auto mode and manually set exposure of the shots they make. I concentrated mainly on 3 elements of the exposure triangle i.e. Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Below you will learn details about Aperture.

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White balance in digital photography

By: Bryan Derek

whitebalanceWhite balance is a name directed at a system of color correction to cope with differing lighting conditions. Usually our eyes compensate with regard to different lighting conditions, but when taking a still having a digital camera the camera has to obtain the “white point” (the assumption that the white object must appear white) to fix other colors cast through the same light.

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How to get rid of those bad smells in your car

Smelly car interiorThere are a number of reasons why a car interior can smell bad. It could be that there is a mechanical problem with the car itself which is causing the smell. It could be cigarettes or even your messy children in the back that are causing the smell; but no matter where the smell is coming from it should be easy to get rid of.

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The essential guide to selling your car

When it comes to selling a car we all want the same thing – to sell it for the best price, and to sell it quickly. However, in today’s market you’re very likely to be up against hundreds if not thousands of advertised cars on the Internet that are all competitively priced.So how are you going to make yours stand out from the rest?

By following our essential guide to selling your car, you should stand every chance of getting a quick and easy sale!

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Ten top tips to prevent your car from breaking down

Before we look at a few tips to help keep your car from breaking down, it’s important to realise that your car must be serviced as recommended by the manufacturer’s schedule. A regular service is the best way to keep your car in great shape, and will give your car a much lower chance of anything going wrong.

Apart from a regular service you can also carry out some routine checks of your own, which may not only prevent a breakdown, but could also get you out of a tight spot and put your car back on the road…

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How to check tyre tread on your car

New tyresKnowing how to check the tyre tread on a car, and understanding how to spot a worn tyre, is an essential skill when it comes to buying, selling or owning a car. Although tyres are not the most expensive item to replace on a car, it still may be an added cost when purchasing a used vehicle if you don’t check.

More importantly, you need to know when a tyre is worn and may not be legal; not just in case the police pull you over, but for your own safety as well as your families or friends who may travel with you.

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What to wear on a first date – women

Choosing what to wearIt’s hard enough to decide what to wear from day to day – picking the right outfit for your first date is just a nightmare! Should you go smart or casual? Sexy or sassy? Colourful or neutral? Here we’ll walk you through the dos and don’ts of first date outfits and how to make the right impression to give you the best chance of winning his heart for date number two!

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How to dress on a first date – tips for men

Coffee dateYou can never make a second first impression and deciding what to wear on a first date is crucial if you want to impress. It’s also important to dress for the occasion, which means you shouldn’t overdress for the cinema or fail to look smart for your dinner reservation.

Here’s our handy guide to help you decide how you could dress on your first date –

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Vehicle checklist

Vehicle checklistBuying or selling a used/second-hand car? Here is a comprehensive 137 point vehicle checklist to help you. Please note that some of the points do require some technical expertise so you may not be able to follow every single one yourself unless you have the experience! However, the huge majority of points on this vehicle checklist can be reviewed even for those without any technical know-how.

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Car care and maintenance tips – part II

Washing carTaking care of your car is not just about cleaning it once a month, and there is much more to consider when owning and maintaining a car to ensure it stands the test of time.

You may also need to sell the car one day, and the only way to ensure you get a great price is to create a list of routines that are performed regularly – on the interior as well as the exterior!

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Car clocking – how to avoid it

Clocking odometerWhat is car clocking?

When a car has been ‘clocked’ it means the mileage has been reset back to a much lower figure. For example, the car had a mileage of 101,235 and it was clocked back to 52,358. It has been estimated that clocking costs the consumer around £100 million a year.

The obvious benefit to reducing a car’s mileage is that it increases the value instantly – and we are not just talking hundreds of pounds, but literally thousands! If a car has its mileage reduced by half, the value of the car could double. So this alone makes it a very attractive venture for scammers and criminals.

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