camera 101: use natural light

A shot is as great as its lighting. Find a setting with multiple light sources—a bright light near the camera; a filling, ambient light that softens shadows; and a back light behind the subject that adds depth. Windows on sunny days often act as perfect on-the-go key and fill lights. Just turn on a lamp behind your subject for depth.


shop savvy: AT&T’s new Chicago flagship store

Watch this video for a glimpse of this 10,000-square foot retail experience with an apps lounge, offering the chance to demo new products in development from the AT&T Foundry and shop exclusive accessories designed by Chicago artists.


smart follow: inspiration

Missing that spark lately? These social media accounts can help you get it back.



AT&T Messages

AT&T Messages eliminates the communication gap—in your inbox

July 2013

We can all get a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of messages we’re bombarded with daily. AT&T Messages streamlines your life by bringing your calls, texts and picture messages together into one harmonious inbox, which you can access on your tablet, smartphone or computer.

All your messages are organized by contact, so you easily can keep track of photos, messages and voicemails at a glance. Messages sync seamlessly between your tablet, phone and computer, and the app always uses your mobile phone number so recipients will know it’s you. AT&T Messages lets you spend less time sifting through your messages and more time actually communicating. Which is what it’s all about, right? AT&T Messages is part of the Smart Solutions suite of services; download the free app at att.com/messages.

—Jill Galsworthy

AT&T Messages: Your texts, call logs and voicemail are copied to and stored in your network inbox so that they are available on the web and tablet. If you no longer want your messages copied to your network inbox, visit www.att.com/messagesfaq for details on how to remove the service. A Messaging Unlimited plan is highly recommended with this application. Compatible device required. Standard messaging and data rates apply. For details, see store rep or att.com/messages.