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  • “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here's something you don't see everyday. A man wearing a Faraday suit and playing Leonard Skynyrd using electricity and his own body. The post “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 'Girls' Season 4, episode 7 recap: Hannah + Mimi-Rose = BFF?

    Mashable
    Anita Li
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Girls returns to its roots in "Ask Me My Name," reviving the honest emotions and devil-may-care atmosphere of earlier seasons that were sorely missed from a largely gloomy Season 4. Even better, the welcome change in tone is thanks to an unlikely duo: Hannah and Mimi-Rose Howard See also: 'Girls' Season 4, episode 6 recap: 'I don't need you' What begins as a reluctant pairing on Hannah's part, concocted by MRH to seemingly intimidate or manipulate her romantic competition, ends up as a freewheeling mini-adventure, a heart-to-heart discussion, then — shockingly, for once — a mature…
  • A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

    Fast Company
    Ben Schiller
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Will San Francisco become a city only for the rich? The goal of these parking space-sized units is to stop that from happening.Many cities face a real challenge to remain affordable in the future. They've become so attractive as places to live and invest that they no longer offer basic, decent housing for normal people, and increasingly look like preserves of the wealthy and privileged. If trends continue, somewhere like San Francisco may end up like Zurich or Geneva—a rich man's playground, not the multidimensional place it should be.Read Full Story
  • Forget The Oscars, Last Weekend’s Biggest Snub Was Comic-Con

    TechCrunch
    Tobi Bauckhage
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
     The most important entertainment industry event so far this year happened over the weekend – but it wasn’t the Oscars. In fact, it’s likely that you had no idea it happened, not unless you’re plugged in to geek culture in a big way. Read More
  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here's something you don't see everyday. A man wearing a Faraday suit and playing Leonard Skynyrd using electricity and his own body. The post “Sweet Home Alabama” played with electric sparks bouncing off a man [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • One-legged break dancer will blow your mind [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This video is a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. This man has one leg, yet he's arguably the best breakdancer many of us have ever seen. The "crutches" he uses hardly deserve that title, since he uses them as props. Enjoy! The post One-legged break dancer will blow your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What’s the deal with Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Renaissance. But what does this man standing inside of a circle and a square actually mean? This video explains the ancient math problem that the Vitruvian man solves. The post What’s the deal with Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 7 tips for supporting someone with an eating disorder

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Many of us have a friend or family member who struggles with an eating disorder and would like to help them in any way possible. While we're currently finding many articles on helping those who have depression, there doesn't seem to be a lot of information on how to reach out to those who struggle with issues like bulimia, anorexia, or compulsive overeating. The post 7 tips for supporting someone with an eating disorder appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Watching ink spread through water in slow motion is mesmerizing [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Art doesn't have to be an elaborate painting, or massive statue, or even a beautiful song. Sometimes it can be something as simple as dumping some ink into a container of water. The Slow Mo Guys show you how something simple can be beautiful, if only we slow down and look. The post Watching ink spread through water in slow motion is mesmerizing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 'Girls' Season 4, episode 7 recap: Hannah + Mimi-Rose = BFF?

    Anita Li
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Girls returns to its roots in "Ask Me My Name," reviving the honest emotions and devil-may-care atmosphere of earlier seasons that were sorely missed from a largely gloomy Season 4. Even better, the welcome change in tone is thanks to an unlikely duo: Hannah and Mimi-Rose Howard See also: 'Girls' Season 4, episode 6 recap: 'I don't need you' What begins as a reluctant pairing on Hannah's part, concocted by MRH to seemingly intimidate or manipulate her romantic competition, ends up as a freewheeling mini-adventure, a heart-to-heart discussion, then — shockingly, for once — a mature…
  • B&O BeoPlay H8: Fancy wireless headphones with slick gesture controls

    Raymond Wong
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    If you know anything about B&O (Bang & Olufsen), you know that the Danish company takes design very, very seriously All of B&O's products are statement pieces. They look fantastic in magazine spreads, where everything inside of the mock living room is impeccably clean. I can't recall ever looking at a B&O product and not lusting after it. See also: Bang & Olufsen's wooden touch interface music player is like magic B&O's BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth headphones (technically under the B&O Play sub-brand) carry on the company's design excellence (and premium pricing). The $499…
  • Is John Legend a hypocrite? Human rights activists in Bahrain think so

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    LOS ANGELES — John Legend is under fire from human rights activists for his scheduled performance at Bahrain's government-sponsored Spring of Culture festival, but despite the criticism, the 36-year-old Oscar winner still plans to perform at Monday's event. "The solution to every human rights concern is not always to boycott," Legend, who most recently championed human rights at the Oscars, told The Independent. "Often, the best way to drive progress is to show up and participate in the conversation. Part of my mission in life is to spread love and joy to people all over the world. I…
  • Rebekah Brooks returns to Rupert Murdoch's media empire to lead Storyful, report says

    Adario Strange
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:57 pm
    The long and scandalous phone hacking saga of former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has ended with her media resurrection in the U.S., thanks to her biggest champion: News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch Brooks' new role, according to reports, will include heading up the social media news agency Storyful as well as developing new Internet startups See also: Murdoch's News Corp phone hacking charges dropped in United States Initially, Brooks will reportedly be based in the UK, while frequently traveling to Storyful's headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. However, at least one report indicates…
  • The end of 'House of Cards' Season 3 is dividing our nation

    Sandra Gonzalez
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Warning: This post discusses in detail major plot points from House of Cards Season 3, including the finale. Read with caution. You can find more coverage of the new season here. House of Cards die-hards who burned through all 13 episodes of Season 3 are currently a people divided. See also: 15 binge watch-induced Twitter reactions to 'House of Cards' Season 3 Much like Iowa on House of Cards — which in the final episodes was set to decide which candidate to throw its weight behind — fans are in a heated debate about whether the ending of Season 3 was worth the couch time. Why?
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    Fast Company

  • A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

    Ben Schiller
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Will San Francisco become a city only for the rich? The goal of these parking space-sized units is to stop that from happening.Many cities face a real challenge to remain affordable in the future. They've become so attractive as places to live and invest that they no longer offer basic, decent housing for normal people, and increasingly look like preserves of the wealthy and privileged. If trends continue, somewhere like San Francisco may end up like Zurich or Geneva—a rich man's playground, not the multidimensional place it should be.Read Full Story
  • See Taylor Swift Remixed With Famous Works Of Art

    KC Ifeanyi
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    Artist Eisen Bernardo had a blank space for his next project—and he wrote Tay's name.Following the success of his "Mag+Art" project—a series of magazine covers seamlessly blended with classic works of art—Philippines-based artist Eisen Bernardo received a request to tackle album covers next. The challenge was accepted in the form of "Album+Art Tribute to Taylor Swift."Read Full Story
  • First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Woah!Earlier this week, The New York Times broke the news that Internet giant Google is planning new starchitect-designed headquarters by Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick. Not to be outdone by Apple's Norman Foster-designed spaceship or Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed offices, the new Mountain View Googleplex will be a series of canopy-inspired buildings that break out of Silicon Valley's boring office park mold. The greenhouse-style transparent buildings are surrounded by running tracks, peaceful meadows, and a flowing creek. Rather than an insular corporate headquarters, Google…
  • Amid Security Concerns, Google Aims To Beat Apple To Your Work Phone

    Neal Ungerleider
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Watch out, iPhone and BlackBerry: Android wants to be the world's work phone of choice.If you have a job and an Android phone, Google wants to make sure you'll use your smartphone at work. This week, Mountain View announced a new Android for Work program with an ambitious goal: convincing corporate IT teams that Android phones are great for crunching work documents or viewing proprietary information.Read Full Story
  • Twitter Hopes To Become Friendlier, Triples Its Abuse-Handling Team

    David Lumb
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Twitter is finally ramping up its abuse control after getting hit hard by critics. Is it enough to reverse slowing growth?Critics have backed Twitter into a corner for its lax policing of abuse—and in response, Twitter has tripled its abuse report-handling team and now fields five times as many abuse reports as before, according to The Guardian. Will this win Twitter enough goodwill to spur its lagging growth and repair its unfriendly reputation?Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Forget The Oscars, Last Weekend’s Biggest Snub Was Comic-Con

    Tobi Bauckhage
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
     The most important entertainment industry event so far this year happened over the weekend – but it wasn’t the Oscars. In fact, it’s likely that you had no idea it happened, not unless you’re plugged in to geek culture in a big way. Read More
  • Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

    Ingrid Lunden
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
     Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio, and it looks like it could be buying one more. According to multiple sources, Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and Microsoft is the front runner to get it. It’s not clear what stage talks… Read More
  • Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+

    Ingrid Lunden
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
     More changes afoot at Google+. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company’s social and identity product. He has been replaced by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime VP of product for Google+. Besbris only took over Google+ less than a year ago, in April 2014, after Vic Gundotra — who had started and… Read More
  • Improv Is The Best Conditioning For Startup Life

    Fayez Mohamood
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
     Four years ago, I participated in my first improv comedy class. In 2013, Mahmoud Arram and I co-founded Bluecore, a marketing technology company whereevery single employee is required to complete an improv 101 class within the first four months on the job. In terms of importance, this ranks right up there with required reading and sales training. But why? Read More
  • Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

    Julie Ruvolo
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Chinese search giant Baidu no longer has their antivirus app offered on Google Play in Brazil after using illegal competitive tactics against Brazilian antivirus startup PSafe (backed by Baidu rival QIhoo360), maker of the leading Android security app in Latin America. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
  • If you want...

    Seth Godin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    If you want employees to go job hunting in order to leverage you into giving them a raise to keep them, then by all means, only give them a raise when they go job hunting. If you want vendors to nickel and dime you for the last penny, then by all means, stretch out their payments and use them as a free source of cash. If you want the home seller or the art dealer or the agent to put their goods up for auction to maximize the price you'll have to pay, then definitely punish those that don't have auctions by seeking to pay them as little as possible. If you want internet companies to auction…
  • Here comes 'uh oh'

    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
  • The indirect investment (plural)

    Seth Godin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    The investor asks, "when do I get paid back?" The work for hire asks, "what's in it for me?" The member of the community wonders, "what's in it for us?" Plural. More than ever, our research, our writing, our art benefits all of us more than it directly benefits just the creator. Feed the commons.        
  • 'Connect to' vs. 'Connect'

    Seth Godin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    An organization might seek to 'connect to' its customers or constituents. Connection is a form of permission, the ability to deliver value to the people who request it. Vertical connection creates the ability to communicate and delivers a barrier to entry. Most online stores are connected to their customers. Most freelancers seek to connect to their clients. Most teachers work to connect to their students. That's different, though, than 'connect'. When you connect your customers or your audience or your students, you're the matchmaker, building horizontal relationships, person to person. This…
 
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    WIRED

  • HP’s Latest Laptop Reflects a Simpler PC Future

    David Pierce
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    HP is launching a new device, the most premium laptop in its lineup, with a 360-degree hinge: the Spectre x360. The post HP’s Latest Laptop Reflects a Simpler PC Future appeared first on WIRED.
  • HTC’s New Flagship Phone Looks Just Like Last Year’s

    David Pierce
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    The story of the One M9, the phone HTC announced Sunday, is that if you got it right the first time, don't mess it up. The post HTC’s New Flagship Phone Looks Just Like Last Year’s appeared first on WIRED.
  • Samsung’s New Galaxy Phones Ditch Plastic for Glass and Metal

    David Pierce
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    This weekend, the Korean giant debuted what may someday be seen as the first design-first products the company has ever made: the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The post Samsung’s New Galaxy Phones Ditch Plastic for Glass and Metal appeared first on WIRED.
  • LG Debuts Four New Phones and a Fancy Smartwatch

    Maurizio Pesce
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    LG has debuted its latest range of devices, including two wearables and a small fleet of Android smartphones. The post LG Debuts Four New Phones and a Fancy Smartwatch appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our Director of Engineering on the New WIRED.com

    Kathleen Vignos
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    An in-depth view of the new WIRED.com, from our Director of Engineering. The post Our Director of Engineering on the New WIRED.com appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
  • Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed this little video with the help of our mate Mick Russell to give you a feel for the event, our attendees and why they think you should join us at our 2015 event. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Peek at Your Work Email Sunday Night To Get a Jump on The Week

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Avoiding work stresses are what the weekends are all about. That means avoiding email . That also means that you get hit with it all at once on Monday morning, though, which is no fun. Checking email on a Sunday night could help you ease into the work week.Read more...
  • Make a Batch of Caramelized Onions in the Microwave for Large Recipes

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Caramelizing onions takes a bunch of time to get that sweet flavor and deep color. Typical shortcuts still take valuable space on your stove. Alton Brown shares his secret for doing it in the microwave.Read more...
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    How can I find what's under my carpet without tearing it up? Where can I find a place to swap art supplies online? What fun things can I do that are also exercise? Read more...
  • Air Drive Mounts Your Android Device Wirelessly as a Drive Letter

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Android and Windows: Transferring files to an Android device is a pain. Air Drive lets you wirelessly mount your Android file system as a drive letter in Windows Explorer.Read more...
  • Teach Kids About Anger Control With a Thermometer

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Younger kids don't always have the vocabulary to express their feelings. That's why a temper-tantrum is the preferred communication of upset children. Using a thermometer might provide them an alternative.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form: https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up-to-review-the-art-of-the-start-20/ Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first…
  • The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Interesting story of how Alicia Shaffer sells $1 million of fashion items via her Etsy shop. It’s fantastic that Etsy has created a market like this–democratizing commerce and crafts! http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy There is some controversy about whether her products are handcrafted “enough,” but there are marketing lessons to learn from her success, nonetheless! The post The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • My Advice to 22 Year-Olds

    Guy Kawasaki
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    As I write this, I’m just past the big 6O. Here’s some advice based on thirty-eight more years of living than you have. I don’t expect you to believe everything I say–when I was twenty-two I wouldn’t listen to someone this old, but maybe some of this will resonate with you: Challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Accepting the known and resisting the unknown is a mistake. You should do exactly the opposite: challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Now is the time to take this kind of risk because you have less to lose and everything to gain. Great things happen…
  • How to Find a Co-Founder

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    People love the notion of the sole innovator, but this notion is wrong. Successful companies are usually started, and become successful, with the contributions of at least two people. Yin and yang, maker and seller, dreamer and pragmatist — call it what you will. After the fact, people may recognize one founder as the innovator, but it takes a team to make a new venture work. Derek Sivers, the co-founder of CD Baby, said it best: “The first follower is what transforms the lone nut into a leader.” In some instances the first follower is the first customer, but most often the first…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Showcases 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Gallery on Homepage

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Apple has refreshed its homepage to showcase a gallery of photos taken with iPhone 6 across the world, unsurprisingly coinciding with today's announcements of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The gallery shows photos taken by iPhone 6 users in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Iceland, South Korea, China, Scotland, Indonesia, Thailand and New Zealand. Some of the photos have been filtered, enhanced or shared with apps such as Instagram, Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Mextures, Filterstorm Neue, Camera+ and Adobe Photoshop Express.
  • Samsung Announces Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Pay

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Samsung at Mobile World Congress on Sunday announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, each compatible with a new mobile payments service called Samsung Pay. The smartphones are a significant refresh to the Galaxy lineup, featuring a slimmer and lighter metal and glass curved design, all-new front and rear cameras, improved hardware specifications under the hood and more. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (via The Verge) The Galaxy S6 Edge is notable in that it is the first smartphone to feature a curved display on both sides of the device, constructed from…
  • Apple Watch to Feature Time-Only 'Power Reserve' Mode, Prototypes Disguised as Samsung Watches

    Eric Slivka
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    With Apple's media event just a week away and the company expected to offer final details there on the Apple Watch ahead of its April debut, The New York Times has a new report out sharing a few new tidbits on the device. Among the interesting details is the existence of an unannounced "Power Reserve" mode for the watch that will display only the time and cut off all other functions as the battery begins to run critically low, preserving the most basic functionality of the watch. The report also notes that while the Apple Watch has been widely tested by Apple employees, the company did work…
  • Apple Watch Pop-Up Shop Also Planned for London's Selfridges Department Store

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Apple is planning to open a dedicated pop-up shop for the Apple Watch at high-end department store Selfridges in London, according to sources. The shop will likely be located near the entrance of the iconic Wonder Room, a 19,000-square-foot shopping hall that houses a wide selection of luxury jewelry and watch brands alongside a concept store and mezzanine wine bar. Wonder Room at Selfridges in London houses fine jewelry and watches A section of Selfridges located near the Wonder Room was boarded up earlier this month to allow for construction of the expected Apple Watch pop-up shop, sources…
  • Apple Likely Building Apple Watch Demo Area at Yerba Buena Center

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A new image has surfaced that shows construction of an outdoor extension at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, as reported by 9to5Mac. The tented space will likely serve as an Apple Watch demo area at the upcoming "Spring Forward" media event on March 9th, where Apple is widely expected to provide further details about the Apple Watch's features, pricing and release date. According to the tipster that submitted the photos, there are security guards wearing "Apple Security" shirts monitoring the construction site, all but confirming that the external addition belongs to…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
  • Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
  • Are You Overlooking Any (or All) of These 7 Ways to Build Online Authority with LinkedIn?

    Louisa Chan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Flash mobs. People are attracted to these spectacles. We drop what we’re doing and gather around to watch, but then we leave. We go back to what we were doing before we were interrupted. No one really knows who orchestrated the performance. The entire experience is short-lived and doesn’t make any profound impact. Now, imagine performing at an opera house, such as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House pictured above — the venue for Authority Rainmaker 2015. An attentive audience becomes fascinated by your performance and applauds you to show their appreciation. You know…
  • How an Email Newsletter Publisher Built an Audience of 223,991 Subscribers

    Robert Bruce
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brian and I have been talking about his new curation-based email newsletter lately, and I thought it’d be interesting to have a similar conversation with someone in a completely different topical market. It’s about one person writing and curating a topic he knows and cares about, building a massive email audience over a period of four years, then turning all that work into a sustainable business. And hang in there, even if you have no interest in (or understanding of) programming, Javascript, Ruby, or HTML5, you’ll be able to apply the lessons of this episode to your own…
 
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    Macworld

  • Samsung to launch Samsung Pay mobile payments system in challenge to Google, Apple

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    The world’s biggest maker of Android phones launched a major challenge to Google Wallet on Sunday, saying it will soon launch a rival phone-based payment system. Samsung Pay will appear first in the summer in the U.S.—later in other markets—and will allow consumers to make tap-and-go payments with a smartphone. It is being introduced as Google is moving to strengthen its position in the mobile payments market to better compete with Apple Pay. The system will first be available on the Galaxy S6, Samsung’s flagship smartphone that was launched on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and more

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rugged protection from Roocase and Kensington, and moreThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes cases with bright colors for when you feel like trying out a different look—plus pouches, keyboards, and germ-repellent options to switch things up.KensingtonThe BlackBelt 2nd Degree (iPad Air 2; $50) is a rugged case that surrounds your iPad with a thin layer of rubber that keeps it safe from drops and bumps.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Take my advice: Do not take this guy's advice

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    We live in a society where people are able to freely speak their minds. That's good! Nay, great, even. As a result, there is no level of wrongness that can legally bar someone from talking about a topic. Take, for example, investing in Apple's stock. Investment advice guy Charles Sizemore is back with more investment advice. You do not, however, have to take it. "The Apple Watch Will Be a Flop: Here’s Why Apple Doesn’t Care" (tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody) Amusingly, the DoNotLink code for that piece is "dunb" which is only one letter off.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • White House privacy proposal aims to give you control over your data

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by President Barack Obama’s administration.The proposal would also require companies and nonprofit groups to collect and retain only the personal data they need to operate.However, the proposal allows industry groups to submit their own codes of conduct to the Federal Trade Commission and shields companies that follow those codes from FTC enforcement actions.To read…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Vine and YouTube launch apps for kids

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Vine and YouTube launch apps for kidsThis week’s roundup includes two new video apps for children, plus a couple of new offerings more suited to adults. And if you’re somewhere in between, that’s OK! We’ve got stuff for you too.After DarkThe free After Dark app is, uh, for adults only, prepared to captalize on the whole “50 Shades of Grey” craze. “After Dark offers an adult reading experience curated for fans of romance and erotica, with thousands of free eBooks for all passions and persuasions.” Not the sort of thing we’d feature, but it’s getting lots of mainstream media…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March…
  • Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

    Steven Bradley
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new heading stands out, but now the logo is too small in comparison and isn’t getting noticed. The clients wants to make the logo bigger. Of course, now that the logo and heading are bigger, both are going to attract more attention than the main call-to-action button, which will need to be made bigger. And once the button is bigger, the heading is going to start looking small again. You can’t emphasize everything. It defeats the point. When you…
  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
  • RICG Responsive Images For WordPress

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
  • Accessibility Originates With UX: A BBC iPlayer Case Study

    Henny Swan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Not long after I started working at the BBC, I fielded a complaint from a screen reader user who was having trouble finding a favorite show via the BBC iPlayer’s home page1. The website had recently undergone an independent accessibility audit which indicated that, other than the odd minor issue here and there, it was reasonably accessible. I called the customer to establish what exactly the problem was, and together we navigated the home page using a screen reader. It was at that point I realized that, while all of the traditional ingredients of an accessible page were in place —…
 
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  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
  • Today My Blog is Dedicated To My Publisher and Dear Friend, Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

    Scott Kelby
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Last week I heard the news that my long-time friend Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel was retiring from her post as Publisher at Peachpit Press, the company that for as long as I can remember, has published all my books. For many years Nancy had led a team of some of the most creative, passionate, and talented people in modern book publishing history, and she and her team gave flight to an unparalleled body of work from some of the greatest educators of graphics, art and design of our time.I’m dedicating my blog today to Nancy as my way of saying thanks for never compromising, for always striving…
  • Valentine’s Weekend On The Oregon Coast

    Scott Kelby
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Weekend before last, my wife Kalebra and I snuck off for a Valentine’s Day getaway to meet our friends Moose & Sharon Peterson on the Oregon Coast. I did a post about the trip over at Exposure.co with some images from the trip, and the story behind them, along with my story of shooting the famous “Thor’s Well” which was, well…it was swell. Get it? Swell? Ah, forget it.Anyway, if you’ve got a second, here’s the link. Hope you guys have a great Monday!Best,-ScottP.S. I posted #10 in my series called “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom…
  • Celebrating Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary

    Scott Kelby
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    It’s hard to believe, but Photoshop is 25-years-old! Yesterday was its official birthday, and yesterday in honor of, and to celebrate, “The Photoshop Guys” did a special broadcast about Photoshop, and we shared some tips and techniques, and you can watch it right above.You’re Invited! 25 years is a pretty amazing milestone, so to continue the celebration we’re hosting a free Webcast where we’re going to look through the years at the different versions of Photoshop, and we’re going to share our favorite features introduced in each version by sharing…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Turn your DSLR Camera into a Wildlife Camera Trap

    William Burrard-Lucas
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you have an old DSLR camera lying around, you could be putting it to work as a camera trap for photographing wildlife. What is a camera trap? A camera trap is simply a camera that fires automatically when an animal is detected. All you need in order to turn your DSLR into a camera trap is a sensor that can detect animals, then trigger your camera. Once set up, a camera trap can be left for days or even weeks at a time. The longer you leave it, the greater your chances of capturing a shot of an elusive animal. Black rhino at night in Zambia. A 30 second exposure time captured the stars. The…
  • 4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it can appear more complex than Lightroom, and certainly takes more time to learn all of its tricks, Photoshop offers four post-processing tools that come in handy for retouching images. These tools are pretty easy to locate and implement, and in this article I’ll show you how they work, specifically while retouching the image of the Space Needle in Seattle (below). I have the privilege of having this view from my home office, but the…
  • The Best Way to Delete Photos From Your Memory Card

    Meredith Clark
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to photography, we spend most of our time thinking about taking photos – lighting, composition, exposure, and posing. Then, once the photo is taken, we may start to think about post-processing, gently nudging the photo along until it becomes exactly what we’ve pictured in our mind’s eye. Once that’s accomplished, we do it all over again. Back in high school and college, I shot film. I can vividly remember running out of film, and sometimes having to wait weeks until I was able to buy more. Our public high school relied heavily on donations of film, and…
  • 4 Mistakes New Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

    Neil Creek
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cameras are complex machines and to get the most out of them you need to know how they work. When you’re a new photographer shooting with a sophisticated camera for the first time, the complexity can be overwhelming. There’s just so much to learn! Now that I’ve been shooting for more than ten years, it’s interesting to go back to my early days and see the mistakes I made. In this article we’ll have a look at four of my first DSLR photos and I’ll share what I know now that I wish I knew then, so hopefully you can learn from these mistakes. Mistake #1…
  • Tips for Using Tilt-Shift Lenses for Correction and Creativity

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever wondered about the effects of using a tilt-shift lens this video with host Vincent Laforet will show you some of uses such as: Correcting distortion caused by wide lenses and converging lines Create stitched images without distortion Creating miniature looking scenes by shifting the focus plane Achieving maximum focus on your subject using shift Here are some of the Tilt-shift lenses mentioned in the video. Obviously these are specialty lenses and not everyone has a need for, or can afford them. But perhaps if you have the ability you may want to rent one and play…
 
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • CP+ 2015: Fujifilm interview - 'our lenses are waiting for higher-resolution sensors'

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:58 am
    We recently returned from the CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan. When we were there we sat down with executives from most of the major camera and lens manufacturers to get their insights and opinions on the challenges facing their companies and the market as a whole. One of them was Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager Sales & Marketing at Fujifilm's Optical Device & Electronic Imaging products division. Click through for the full interview
  • UK temporarily bans export of 19th century photography album

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more
  • Tokina to launch water dispersing filter coating and IR-cut ND range

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Japanese optical manufacturer Tokina is showing a hydrophilic filter coating that forces water droplets to spread into a thin film so that they become invisible to the camera. The coating will allow photographers to carry on shooting when rain or spray on the lens would otherwise obstruct the optical path. Read more
  • NPPA and World Press plan ethics symposium following contest disqualifications

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo plan to hold a symposium later in 2015 to talk about ethics in photography, following news that 20% of the photos entered in the World Press Photo contest were disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered. Meanwhile, the NPPA has called on the photographers disqualified from the contest to release their photos to the public. Read more
  • Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has announced that the company has raised an additional $50M in funding, but plans to use it to make a strategic shift into video and virtual reality, while shedding some jobs. Although the exact number of layoffs has yet to be decided, website re/code is reporting that between 25-50 of Lytro's 130-strong workforce may be made redundant as the company seeks to hire new employees with video and virtual reality experience. Click through to read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 things I would tell a new Lightroom user, and we’re wrapping up number 10 with something that helps move you from Lightroom beginner to Lightroom intermediate. PLUS: at the end of this post, I’ll recap all 10 of the thingies. OK, here we go: #10: To Speed Your Workflow Start Making Presets Now Lightroom has a lot of ways to add automation to your workflow, so you spend less time on the tedious, repetitive things, and that leaves you more time for the fun stuff. The problem is: not only do beginner’s not take the…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #2 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s more tips and techniques based on the stuff you guys asked for. One thing we saw a lot were request for more on printing, so RC jumps in with some great info. I’ve got a coupla tricks that I hope might come in handy for you, and the whole thing goes by pretty quickly, but it’s packed full of tips. Plus, our featured photographer this episode is  http://www.juliancalverley.com/ – we are big fans of his work (hope you will be, too). Next week we’ll be working on some of the suggestion you guys had for how the show is produced, including using closer camera…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Next-Generation iPhones Said to Feature Force Touch, Lack Dual-Lens Camera System

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" will reportedly adopt Force Touch, a feature that debuted on the Apple Watch in September, according to sources for AppleInsider. The next-generation iPhones are expected to retain the same physical design as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. The report adds that the return of a 4-inch model appears unlikely for this refresh. Force Touch uses tiny electrodes to distinguish between a light tap or deep press on the screen, prompting the software to perform a different action depending on how much pressure is…
  • SanDisk Announces 128GB iXpand Flash Drive and Updated Sync App With Touch ID

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week at mobile-focused technology show Mobile World Congress, SanDisk plans to announce a several updates to its line of iXpand Flash Drives and companion app, mainly focused on expanding storage space and enabling quicker and more secure data decryption with the help of Touch ID. The iXpand flash drive includes both USB and Lightning connectors to allow users the ability to easily transfer files, photos, and videos from an iOS device to a desktop or notebook with a traditional USB port. Currently available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes, the company will be announcing its first addition…
  • Apple Watch Debut in 'Style' Suggests Space Gray Pricing May Start at $349

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    The worldwide magazine debut of the Apple Watch continues this week on the cover of fashion magazine Style in the United Kingdom. The cover of the Big Spring Issue for March features model Guinevere Van Seenus wearing an Apple Watch and is accompanied by a two-page spread inside the magazine that provides further details about the wrist-worn device, including an interesting hint about the pricing of space gray models. A caption in the magazine spotted below model Guinevere Van Seenus claims that the "Apple Watch Sport with 38mm Space Grey aluminum case and black band" will cost $349. The…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air, iMac, MacBook Air, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    As we head into March, deals are beginning to pick up a little bit. The iPad Air 2 is still available at discounted prices from B&H Photo, and Best Buy is offering discounts on its stock of original iPad Air tablets. There are also deals to be had on the iMac, the MacBook Air, and the Retina MacBook Pro, plus, as always, we have a nice selection of Apple accessories that have been discounted this week. iPad Air 2 B&H Photo is offering up to $60 off its entire stock of iPad Air 2 models, dropping the price of the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air 2 to $459. Discounts vary based on…
  • Swiss Watchmakers Showcase Varied Approaches to Smartwatch Technology

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Following Apple's unveiling of a March 9 media event that will most likely focus on the pricing and launch date for the Apple Watch, Swiss watchmakers Swatch, Frédérique Constant and Alpina have recently released more details regarding products that will be residing in the same smart wearable space as the Apple Watch (via Watch Insider). Swatch yesterday announced the Swatch Touch Zero One, a new smartwatch with a dedicated touch screen and a focus on durability and outdoor activity. The sports-heavy focus comes thanks to the company's partnership with the Beach Major Company, which…
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  • Is this sailing's next great destination?

    Guessy1
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    You'd think the waters around Palawan would be crawling with yachts. But they aren't. YetTags: Palawansailingyacht hireyachts
  • Rare Roman headstone uncovered in England

    laurama
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Discovered facedown at a dig in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the tombstone has spectacular inscriptions on the frontTags: travel newsArchaeologyEuropean history
  • KOH: The Thai restaurant that uses ingredients you've never heard of

    hiufu
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    A Spanish chef brings new tastes to Thai cooking by using local ingredients and local recipes at the Four Seasons Resort Koh SamuiTags: Four SeasonsFour Seasons Resort Koh SamuiThai food
  • Wanna fly LaGuardia to L.A. direct? Maybe you can soon

    laurama
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    New York business travelers may soon get the long-distance flights they need from airport closer to ManhattanTags: travel newsLaGuardia International AirportLaGuardiaaviation businessbusiness travelers
  • Most popular world wonders ranked

    Guessy1
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    More than 8 billion people travel to national parks and reserves every year. A new study lists the most-visited onesTags: UNESCO World Heritage sites
 
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