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[TechRadar] Essential tech projects for the weekend
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Essential tech projects for the weekend

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/How%20tos/Projects%20for%20the%20weekend/hero11-470-75.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend"/><p>Now that the weekend is here, you should hopefully have a bit of time to tackle some of our tech projects to get even more out the gadgets and gizmos that you have in your home.</p><p>From testing out the latest software from Apple, to getting reacquainted with Windows 10 and even learning a few new photography tricks along the way, these projects should give you plenty of inspiration this weekend.</p><h3>Download the iOS 10 beta right now</h3><p><img src="http://cdn3.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/mobile_phones/iPhone/iOS-10/ios-10-how-to-download-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>This week Apple hosted its <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/wwdc-2016-live-blog-1323258">WWDC 2016 event</a>, and during its keynote the availability of iOS 10 Developer Preview, the latest version of its operating system software for iPads and iPhones, was announced.</p><p>If you're keen to try out the latest version of iOS on your iPhone or iPad, head over to our <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/how-to-download-ios-10-beta-right-now-1323318">how to download iOS 10 beta right now</a> guide to find out what you need to do.</p><h3>Download macOS Sierra beta right now</h3><p><img src="http://cdn2.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/AAevents/1WWDC2016/screengrabs/012-macos-sierra-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>Apple also announced its new desktop operating system for Macs and Macbooks, macOS Sirerra. As with iOS 10, a Developer Preview version of the beta has been made available, so if you want to give it a try check out <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-download-macos-sierra-beta-right-now-1323498">how to download macOS Sierra beta right now</a>.</p><h3>Advanced Windows 10 tips and tricks</h3><p><img src="http://cdn2.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/howto/Computing/Windows/Advanced%20Windows%2010%20tips%20and%20tricks/hero-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p> Not a fan of Apple? Don't worry, our <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/advanced-windows-10-tips-and-tricks-1323549">advanced Windows 10 tips and tricks</a> guide shows you some of the cool productivity features of Microsoft's operating system, which will make your PC even easier to use.</p><h3>Use the Windows Store</h3><p><img src="http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/howto/Computing/Windows/use%20Windows%20store/storehero-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>If you have Windows 10 then you'll probably have seen tiles encouraging you to use the Windows Store, a built-in storefront for downloading apps and games.</p><p>While it's not perfect, it's also come a long way since its debut in Windows 8, so check out our guide on <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-use-the-windows-store-1323517">how to use the Windows Store</a> to get the most out of it.</p><h3>How to get the best out of Canon's built-in HDR feature</h3><p><img src="http://cdn2.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/How%20tos/Canon%20HDR/HDR21-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>HDR photos can be eye-catching, so if you've ever seen a striking HDR photograph and wanted to try it out yourself, check out our tutorial on <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/how-to-get-the-best-out-of-canon-s-built-in-hdr-feature-1323200">how to get the best out of Canon's built-in HDR feature</a>. </p><p>Even if you don't have a Canon camera, the tips and tricks here will give you inspiration to take your own amazing HDR images.</p><h3>OnePlus 3 tips and tricks</h3><p><img src="http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/mobile_phones/OnePlus/OnePlus%203/Press/OnePlus3-Press-01-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>Although Apple dominated the headlines, the <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/oneplus-3-1301222">OnePlus 3</a> was announced earlier this week, and once again OnePlus has proved that it can make a premium smartphone and sell it for a fraction of what its competitors are charging.</p><p>If you're as excited about the OnePlus 3 as we are, check out our <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/oneplus-3-tips-and-tricks-1323362">OnePlus 3 tips and tricks</a> article, which showcases some of the coolest things you can do with the new phone.</p><h3>Liven up your portraits with motion blur</h3><p><img src="http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/How%20tos/Motion%20Blur/Motion%20Blur%204-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>Blurred motion is a striking visual effect that can enliven photographs, and in our <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/how-to-liven-up-your-portraits-with-motion-blur-1323198">how to liven up your portraits with motion blur</a> guide we look at how the humble portrait shot can be transformed with a bit of creativity.</p><h3>Get rid of shadows in your photos</h3><p><img src="http://cdn1.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net//art/How%20tos/Light%20Reflector/PMZ59_11-420-100.jpg" alt="Essential tech projects for the weekend" width="420"></img></p><p>Banish gloomy-looking shadows and make your photos stand out with careful use of a reflector when taking your shots. In our <a href="http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/how-to-get-rid-of-shadows-in-your-photos-1323196">how to get rid of shadows in your photos</a> guide we take you through all the steps you need to take to capture shadow-free photographs.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/tag/tech_projects">Catch up on our previous tech projects for the weekend</a></li></ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/-HqMICuAynA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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