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  • Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video]

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    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Sichuan, China is notorious for having ridiculously spicy food. If you haven't had it, it does more than just burn like fire––it numbs your tongue. Not so much that you can't feel the heat, but just enough so that you can be fooled into eating more than you can handle. Here are some Americans trying to hang. The post Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Magical photographs show Sydney blanketed in fog

    Jenni Ryall
    4 May 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Sydneysiders love to complain about the weather, but in recent weeks they have had good reason. The city has been smashed apart by wild storms, hectic winds and dangerous surf. But on Tuesday morning, the weather gods gave something back to a city waving a white flag. In a photographer's delight, Sydney was covered in fog making for the perfect snap The statement harbour became a picture of soft colour and natural light, while Sydneysiders breathed a sigh of relief as they slipped into the first warm day in weeks Sydney blanketed by a thick layer of fog this morning. This magic shot taken by…
  • Android Wear's New Strategy For Success In The Apple Watch Era

    Fast Company
    Jared Newman
    4 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    After an underwhelming first act, Google's smartwatch platform positions itself for the future.Some stomachs must have been turning at the Googleplex when Apple Watch sales estimates started rolling in last month.Read Full Story
  • Linqapp, Which Lets You Get Real-Time Language Answers From Real People, Launches On iOS

    Catherine Shu
    4 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
     The last time I enrolled in a Mandarin language program was back in 2007, light-years away in terms of technology. I considered myself lucky because I had a Besta CD-618 electronic dictionary and a weekly language partner to answer questions about slang and other words that weren’t in my (very dry) textbooks. If Linqapp had existed back then, however, I would have passed out with joy. Read More
  • Are you certain that you're trapped?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    4 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    To be actually trapped is to have no options, no choices, no possible outcomes other than the one you fear. Most of the time, when we think we're trapped, we're actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place. This is often frightening and painful, which is one reason it might be easier to pretend that we're actually trapped.        
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  • Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Sichuan, China is notorious for having ridiculously spicy food. If you haven't had it, it does more than just burn like fire––it numbs your tongue. Not so much that you can't feel the heat, but just enough so that you can be fooled into eating more than you can handle. Here are some Americans trying to hang. The post Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Metallica played backwards and then reversed is incredible [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Take a second to wrap your head around this. The musician played "Enter Sandman" backwards. Then he shot a music video for it, also backwards. Then he played the video forwards. The result is surprisingly awesome. Below, you can see the forwards version of the video. The post Metallica played backwards and then reversed is incredible [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The key to learning how to code [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    To be at the cutting edge of, well, anything, you need to learn to code. And when it comes to how one learns to code, there are as many techniques as there are people one asks. Here's an answer that gets to the bottom of what coding really is, and helps one strategize learning to code. The post The key to learning how to code [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Spearfishing with dolphins [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    If you've had the pleasure of swimming with dolphins, you know it's a magical experience. Watch as this spearfisher goes swimming with dolphins while wearing a giant fin. The dolphins absolutely flip out. The post Spearfishing with dolphins [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Swedish army band plays “Don’t You Worry Child” for king’s b-day [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Happy birthday, King of Sweden! To celebrate, the Swedish army band played "Don't You Worry Child" by none other than the Swedish House Mafia. The post Swedish army band plays “Don’t You Worry Child” for king’s b-day [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Magical photographs show Sydney blanketed in fog

    Jenni Ryall
    4 May 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Sydneysiders love to complain about the weather, but in recent weeks they have had good reason. The city has been smashed apart by wild storms, hectic winds and dangerous surf. But on Tuesday morning, the weather gods gave something back to a city waving a white flag. In a photographer's delight, Sydney was covered in fog making for the perfect snap The statement harbour became a picture of soft colour and natural light, while Sydneysiders breathed a sigh of relief as they slipped into the first warm day in weeks Sydney blanketed by a thick layer of fog this morning. This magic shot taken by…
  • Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki is not impressed by the Apple Watch

    Ariel Bogle
    4 May 2015 | 9:41 pm
    If you looked closely at Guy Kawasaki's wrist at the CeBIT technology conference in Sydney on Tuesday, he was wearing a very nice watch. But it definitely wasn't an Apple Watch. The former chief evangelist for Apple — a title that meant Kawasaki had to "maintain and rejuvenate the Macintosh cult", in his words — and chief evangelist for Australian graphic design website, Canva, told the media he was wearing a Breitling watch. "This is a real man's watch, not an Apple," he said While he added he "might love the Apple Watch someday," that day is not today. See also: A weekend in…
  • Video of police beating exposes Israel's rift with its Ethiopian Jews

    Mashable Contributor
    4 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Damas Pakada, 21, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia seven years ago. He serves as a solider in the Israeli Defense Force, helping to provide for his siblings. A week ago on Sunday, he was riding his bike on his way home in the city of Holon. Little did he know he would be thrust into the center of an Israeli schism over racism and police brutality. As Pakada reached a street that was blocked by police, he says he asked a policeman what the matter was. From that moment on things quickly turned nasty. “He told me: ‘Turn around or I don’t know what will I do to you,’ and…
  • Ivory trade is 'rampant' on Craigslist, topping an estimated $15 million a year

    4 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    From kitschy trinkets to carved tusks, thousands of objects — possibly worth more than $15 million a year — are being sold on Craigslist in the United States, according to a report. From March 16 to 20, researchers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) combed through Craigslist postings in 28 geographic areas across the country SEE ALSO: In photos: US destroys its elephant ivory Just in that five-day period, the authors of the new report flagged 456 ivory products, 84 suspected ivory products and 75 related wildlife…
  • 11-year-old electronic music producer dominates his first gig

    Jenni Ryall
    4 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Australia's 11-year-old electronic music producer has dominated his first live gig in Canberra. Rhys Toms, better known by his stage name "Black Summer," pulled off a surprise set at Groovin The Moo festival on May 3. At Toms' age, most kids struggle to communicate — but this one is pulling off all the right dubstep moves and keeping a crowd of 10,000 on their feet. Read more... More about Music, Us World, Australia, Black Summer, and Rhys Toms
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  • Android Wear's New Strategy For Success In The Apple Watch Era

    Jared Newman
    4 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    After an underwhelming first act, Google's smartwatch platform positions itself for the future.Some stomachs must have been turning at the Googleplex when Apple Watch sales estimates started rolling in last month.Read Full Story
  • With Timeful Acquisition, Google Aims To Supercharge Its Apps' Time-Management Smarts

    Harry McCracken
    4 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    An inventive startup's AI-based scheduling features will come to Google Calendar and other apps.When time-management startup Timeful launched its iOS app last July, it faced a basic challenge. Its app uses artificial intelligence to help busy folks find the time to keep on top of important matters in their professional and personal lives. But no matter how effectively it did so, convincing people to dump the apps they already use to wrangle their schedules was a daunting prospect.Read Full Story
  • Report: Apple Is Trying To Cripple Spotify's Free Streaming Catalog

    David Lumb
    4 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Apple is pushing music labels to drop their music from Spotify's free tier, to give Apple's upcoming streaming music service an edge.The U.S. Department of Justice is taking a hard look at Apple's business practices as it gears up to relaunch its Beats streaming music service, sources tell The Verge. Apple is allegedly chipping away at Spotify's free tier catalog in order to tip the cards in favor of its own streaming music service, set to launch this summer at $10 a month.Read Full Story
  • Canva, The Startup Bringing Graphic Design To The Masses, Is Launching A New Paid Model

    Sarah Lawson
    4 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Canva for Work subscription will join the platform's suite of free services in June.Online design platform Canva announced today it will roll out a new subscription model in June with expanded features and tiered pricing. The new suite of services—Canva for Work—will target both individual entrepreneurs and the growing number of businesses that use its design tools, which are free. Users currently pay only for the stock photography and fonts they use.Read Full Story
  • How To Tell If You're "That Person" In Your Office

    FastCo Studios
    4 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Cause every office has a "only speaks in corporate jargon" person.We spend some of our best 40+ hours every week with our colleagues, and get to know them and their quirks very intensely. Most offices have certain character types, such as the over-promiser, the gossip, and the people who are not-so-secretly in love with each other. Here's a primer on how to tell if you may be "that person" in your own office.Read Full Story
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  • Linqapp, Which Lets You Get Real-Time Language Answers From Real People, Launches On iOS

    Catherine Shu
    4 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
     The last time I enrolled in a Mandarin language program was back in 2007, light-years away in terms of technology. I considered myself lucky because I had a Besta CD-618 electronic dictionary and a weekly language partner to answer questions about slang and other words that weren’t in my (very dry) textbooks. If Linqapp had existed back then, however, I would have passed out with joy. Read More
  • Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M

    Ingrid Lunden
    4 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
     Delivery Hero, the billion-dollar takeout food service based out of Berlin, is making another big acquisition as it continues to scale up its business worldwide. It’s buying Turkey’s Yemeksepeti for $589 million, in a cash and shares deal that will also see investor General Atlantic becoming shareholders in Delivery Hero. Yemeksepeti — Turkish for “food… Read More
  • Quip’s Subscription-Based Toothbrush Replacement Service (Yes, Really!) Raises Seed Funding

    Sarah Perez
    4 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
     Did you know you’re supposed to replace your toothbrush every three months? Apparently, this is actually the recommended time frame preferred by the ADA, but most consumers just wait until their bristles wear out, or it randomly occurs to them as they’re walking through the dental care aisle at their local store. A startup called Quip, showcasing its service here today at… Read More
  • Vu Digital Translates Videos Into Structured Data

    Anthony Ha
    4 May 2015 | 3:58 pm
     Vu Digital is launching new technology to help customers figure out what’s actually going on inside videos, online and otherwise. B. Wade Smith, the company’s vice president of operations and development, said that as more and more online content moves to video, it will become increasingly important to extract data about those videos in a form that’s easy to analyze —… Read More
  • The End of The War on Drugs and The Emergence of The Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    4 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest in a major $75 million in Privateer Holdings, a company focused on producing, distributing, and educating consumers about legal marijuana, it opened the floodgates for other investors to barrel in. We’ve since seen startups like Eaze, which just raised… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Are you certain that you're trapped?

    Seth Godin
    4 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    To be actually trapped is to have no options, no choices, no possible outcomes other than the one you fear. Most of the time, when we think we're trapped, we're actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place. This is often frightening and painful, which is one reason it might be easier to pretend that we're actually trapped.        
  • (re)Radical

    Seth Godin
    3 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    At the congregation down the street, they're doing things the way they've done them for the last few hundred years. Every week, people come, attracted by familiarity, by the family and friends around them, part of a tribe. And just past that building is another one, a different tribe, where the tradition is more than a thousand years old. This is not so different from that big company that used to be an internet startup, but all the original team members have long left the building. Work tomorrow has a lot in common with work yesterday, and the safety of it all is comforting. Che, Jefferson,…
  • The angry teenager (your customer?, your boss?)

    Seth Godin
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    You’ve probably met one. You might have a boss who is one, or customers who act that way. Someone doesn’t have to be in high school to act like a teenager. (Teenagers are supposed to act like that, it's their job. When adults act like this, though, it can get really ugly.) The angry teenager believes that rage is always justified. He rejects the rational approach, replacing it with hot flashes of belief instead. Facts matter little when they can so easily be replaced by emotion. The angry teenager doesn’t want to talk through an issue, he just wants to yell about it. He doesn’t care…
  • Discovery fatigue

    Seth Godin
    1 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    When Napster first hit the scene, people listened to as many different songs as they could. It was a feast of music discovery, fueled by access and curiosity. Now, the typical Spotify user listens to music inside a smaller comfort zone. When blogs were fresh and new, we subscribed to them by the hundreds, exploring, learning and seeking more. Over time, many people stopped following the outbound links. When Twitter was new, just about anything seemed worthy of a retweet. Not so much for many people today. And podcasts are already starting to fill people up, making us feel like we don't have…
  • The naked corn paradox

    Seth Godin
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Sometimes, the thing that's done to market something makes it worse. And so, the corn at the local supermarket is already husked, because it looks better, sells better but tastes worse. And stereo speakers are designed with extra bass, so they'll demo better, sell better but sound worse. The market isn't always 'right', if right means that it knows how to get what it wants in the long run. Too often, we are confused, or misled, or part of a herd headed in the wrong direction. It's almost impossible to bring the mass market to its senses, to insist that you know better. What you can do,…
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  • Here’s That Profile Of Big Head From Silicon Valley

    K.M. McFarland
    4 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    On last night's episode of Silicon Valley, a mention was made of WIRED doing a profile on Nelson "Big Head" Bighetti. While we'd been keeping it under wraps, it's time to finally publish that profile. Enjoy. The post Here’s That Profile Of Big Head From Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED.
  • Shoot to Thrill With These Superb iPhone Lens Attachments

    Christina Bonnington
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Amp up your Instagram game and augment your iPhone’s unblinking eye with one of these kits. The post Shoot to Thrill With These Superb iPhone Lens Attachments appeared first on WIRED.
  • Bees Are Great at Pollinating Flowers—But So Are Vibrators

    Gwen Pearson
    4 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Help plants get their groove on without bees, using small household appliances. The post Bees Are Great at Pollinating Flowers—But So Are Vibrators appeared first on WIRED.
  • Amazing Star Wars Scenes Cut From Single Sheets of Paper

    Jordan Crucchiola
    4 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Think you can't recreate the Battle of Hoth with just a scalpel and a piece of paper? Think again. The post Amazing Star Wars Scenes Cut From Single Sheets of Paper appeared first on WIRED.
  • Veep GIF and a Graf: Stop Punching Amy in the Boobs

    Jordan Crucchiola
    4 May 2015 | 1:16 pm
    On last night's Veep Amy laid out the big problem of the Meyer administration: Its left hand doesn't know what the right is doing—and yet she gets hit. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Stop Punching Amy in the Boobs appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 3 Places Your Best Ideas Are Hiding In Your First Drafts

    Darren Rowse
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many bloggers write drafts and then ‘edit’ their writing – but ‘revising’ is a little different and is definitely a good exercise. Today I came across a great short video by Beth Dunn from Hubspot that was recorded earlier in the year at the Inbound conference. In the video Beth talks about ‘fixing your writing’ by learning to ‘revise’ your work. There’s lots of take home points in this video but what resonated with me most were the three points Beth makes about the places in your first drafts that your best ideas often hide (at…
  • 3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Do you feel a bit like a slave to your social media? Always thinking about your next blog post, forgetting to respond to that guy on Twitter, and never Pinning at the right time? I know what it’s like to always feel like you’re running to catch up, instead of being in control of how and where you spend your time. There’s nothing wrong with flying by the seat of your pants and only writing or hanging out on social media when inspiration strikes – if it works for you. If you’ve found that’s a little too chaotic to be sustainable long-term, then you’ll…
  • 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

    Guest Blogger
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
      This is a guest contribution from Brian Burt. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That popular bit of wisdom has a timeless ring of truth to it, but we may want to update it for the internet age. “Whatever you are, be a digital marketer” might be more apt in this era, when nearly everything that matters happens online. The new reality is that in order to be marketable in any field, you need to sharpen your digital marketing chops. Whether you’re an administrative assistant or a CEO, you can be a better version if you have a basic foundation in web marketing. 7 Digital…
  • 6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    Guest Blogger
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    This is a guest contribution from Eric Rardin. Managing a nonprofit is already more than a full-time job. Often, when operating on shoestring budgets to make a dent in large-scale, intractable problems like poverty or human rights, writing up a few hundred words for a blog post can seem like the least important of the myriad to-dos. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! For your supporters, your organization’s blog is a window into your world. It showcases what matters to you, how you’re achieving your mission, and provides insight into the type of organization you…
  • The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    This is a guest contribution from Paul Back. You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Yet, with monetization, things can get a little confusing. There are just so many different options. Making money from your blog is not something that happens by accident. It takes forethought, planning, and a winning strategy. Once you understand all of the possible ways to monetize your blog, it’s much easier to devise the right plan. Succeeding at Monetizing Your Blog The First Step is Understanding Your Options There are almost limitless possibilities…
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  • The Incredibly Organized, Modular Purse 

    Thorin Klosowski
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes, organization is about making it easy to swap between different bags. Case in point, blogger and photographer Tracy Benjamin has a purse organization system that she can easily move from her work bag to her everyday bag and wherever else. Read more...
  • Get Rid of Clutter by Defining Each Room’s Purpose

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Defining the purpose of each room is a powerful tool to banish clutter and get organized . You’ll know exactly where everything should go and get rid of any “catch-all” spots that turn into piles of clutter.Read more...
  • Using Autopay for Your Power Bill Might Up Your Electricity Usage

    Patrick Allan
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Automatic bill pay is perfect for planning your monthly budget and making sure your payments are always on time. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that the “out of sight, out of mind” effects of automatically paid power bills can up your energy consumption and up your bill.Read more...
  • Sidestep Deflection When Asking for a Raise with This Simple Statement

    Patrick Allan
    4 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    When you ask for a raise, it’s not uncommon to have your request deflected with phrases like “it’s not a good time” or “we don’t have the budget.” You might be able to get around that deflection, however, with a simple, observational statement.Read more...
  • How to Free Yourself from Food Cravings with Intermittent Fasting

    Dick Talens on Vitals, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Fasting for weight loss might sound as silly as drinking water for thirst, but it’s not exactly the same thing. Let’s look at a special kind of fasting, called intermittent fasting (or IF), that can be a powerful tool on your fitness journey.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
  • How to Pick Advisors

    Guy Kawasaki
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Once upon a time there were two engineering PhDs who were clueless about how to start a company. All they knew how to do was code. They were so desperate for money and adult supervision that when an experienced businessperson showed interest and offered to help raise money, they, in their own words, “followed him like dogs.” However, this adult didn’t know much about tech startups and caused them to make many mistakes in legal and financial matters. They parted ways but only after much aggravation and the significant legal expense of undoing incorrect decisions. This is not an unusual…
  • Pictures from my trip to Berlin

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    After my visit to Stuttgart, I went to Berlin to speak for Russell Reynolds. Berlin is a very interesting city with many places to visit. The post Pictures from my trip to Berlin appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Pictures from my trip to @Porsche

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    These are pictures from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. I even got a ride in a 918! The post Pictures from my trip to @Porsche appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    These are my pictures from the Mercedes-AMG facility. This is where the AMG GT is made. The post Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Third-Party Apple Watch Bands May Be Coming Soon Following Launch of New Guidelines

    Husain Sumra
    4 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Apple today debuted a new developer site (via Macotakara) titled "Creating Bands for Apple Watch", which includes band design guidelines for third-party companies looking to make bands for the Apple Watch. The design guidelines include requirements for the bands to achieve Apple certification in the new Made for Apple Watch program, which is similar to the already established Made for iPhone program. Apple Watch bands are easily changed with simple release buttons and lugs that secure the band to the Apple Watch case. When creating your custom bands, refer to the band design guidelines and…
  • Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include 'Touch Pad' for Scrolling

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Apple's next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports The New York Times, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Described as being "slightly thicker" than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a "touch pad" that will be used for scrolling, along with two physical buttons. The touch pad will likely replace the circular click-wheel style control that's on the existing remote, giving users an easier way to scroll through content on the Apple TV. Currently, navigating through content on a channel like Netflix with the…
  • Apple Hires New General Contractor for Apple Campus 2, Sparking Delay Speculation

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    As construction on its "spaceship" campus in Cupertino continues, Apple has hired a new general contractor, sparking rumors questioning whether the new campus will be finished by the company's prospective 2016 completion date. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Silicon Valley company Rudolph & Sletten Inc. will take on the buildout of the Campus 2's interior structure, a job that was previously thought to be going to DPR Construction Co. and Skanska USA, the two companies heading up the construction project. Most recent image of the ongoing construction of Apple Campus 2, from…
  • GE to Create Intelligent LED Lightbulbs Compatible with Apple HomeKit

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    GE today announced plans to take advantage of Apple's HomeKit platform, creating intelligent, color-changing LED lightbulbs that will interface with iOS devices. GE's HomeKit-compatible LED lightbulbs will include GE's Align technology, which aims to improve sleep through controlling blue light output at critical times. During the day, the Align technology is able to mimic daylight to suppress the production of melatonin for a more awake feeling, adding bright blue tones to white light, and at night, blue light is reduced to promote melatonin production and avoid disrupting circadian sleep…
  • Apple Urging Music Labels to Stop Licensing Free Songs on Spotify and YouTube

    Joe Rossignol
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Apple has been leveraging its power within the music industry in an attempt to push music labels to stop licensing freemium tiers offered by Spotify and other streaming music services, according to The Verge. The company has also reportedly offered to pay YouTube's music licensing fee to Universal Music Group if the label stops allowing its songs on the website, a popular destination for music videos. The report claims that U.S. Department of Justice officials are looking into Apple's business practices in relation to its upcoming streaming music service, expected to be a rebranded version of…
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  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
  • How Online Courses Changed My Business

    Chris Brogan
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    I’ve been teaching online courses for the last three or four years. When I started out, it was because Julien Smith told me that I ought to teach people how to create their own blog topics. That evolved into Blog Topics: The Master Class, and since then, I’ve launched a dozen or so more. Continue ReadingThe post How Online Courses Changed My Business appeared first on
  • My New Blendtec Designer 725

    Chris Brogan
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The folks at Blendtec sent me a Designer 725 super duper high tech smart blender. As a fitness and health guy, it’s a pretty cool thing to own. My parents own a competing brand of blender, and I’ve owned a much less expensive blender that I used to use to make smoothies until it died after about a year. So it was neat to get the chance to try it out. Blendtec Designer 725 For those of you who ask such things, I was not paid to write a review. They didn’t even ask me to write a review (which was weird, because they sent me a pretty expensive blender to mess around with). Yes,…
  • My Ideal Buyer Partner

    Chris Brogan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    The people who work best with me are trying to grow their business. They may or may not be employees of some other company, but they want to grow their business, their part of the story. They are looking for next-level advantages. Continue ReadingThe post My Ideal Buyer Partner appeared first on
  • An Ebook on Authority

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I was asked by Lee Odden to contribute to an ebook that relates to the upcoming Authority Rainmaker conference. I would’ve said yes anyway, but they added to the story that Henry Rollins was going to be in this same ebook. Having read most of Henry’s books, to actually be on some other page in the same book as him was reason enough. The fact that the information’s really useful? Well, that’s another thing. Continue ReadingThe post An Ebook on Authority appeared first on
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  • Showrunner Short: Why Color Psychology Matters for Your Branding

    4 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are many elements to take into account when you are determining how you will brand your podcast. Don’t overlook the psychological impact of the colors you choose. In this Showrunner Short, Jerod Morris delivers a quick lesson on the oft-overlooked importance of color psychology in podcast branding. It matters both for your podcast’s artwork and for the overall branding of your platform. How do you want your content to make your audience feel? What kind of emotional connection are you trying to make? Your color choices should fall in line with the answers to these questions.
  • A Much Better Revenue Model for Podcasting

    4 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s the new thing: 1. Start a podcast. 2. Attract an audience. 3. ??? 4. Profit! Sounds a lot like blogging in 2006. Problem is, with the exception of a few huge sites, it didn’t really work out that way for most bloggers. Which is why thinking in terms of content marketing and developing your own products took off in that field. Brian Clark will admit that the prospects for good revenue from audio ads — when done correctly — are much better than banner ads and AdSense were for bloggers. So there’s no reason why working with the right sponsors shouldn’t be…
  • Greg Hickman on Working Backwards and the Journey to $20,000 Per Month

    4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur on the path to success. In fact, if you visit his website, you can follow him on his journey from zero to earning $20,000 per month. He is a mobile marketing consultant, entrepreneur, podcaster, speaker, coach, and advisor. In September 2013, he quit his job and made the move from corporate employee to entrepreneur. His journey, along with its bumps and struggles, is one that many of us can relate to. He is currently the co-host of Zero to Scale and the host of Mobile-Friendly, two podcasts worth checking out. Now, let’s…
  • The Professional Way to Proofread Your Writing When You Don’t Have Time

    4 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    In this episode of Editor-in-Chief, learn how to perform a power proofreading. It’s like power napping or a power lunch: You extract a substantial benefit from a brief activity. It takes time to produce your best work. If you don’t have time, do this … In this 20-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman talks about: An important question she forgot to ask Demian Farnworth during their conversation on Editor-in-Chief Why proofreading is a profession in its own right How you should respond if people devalue your online business What 108 sun salutations can teach…
  • The Great Paragraph Hoax

    4 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    On the Internet, there is no shortage of answers to the question: “What is a paragraph?” You’ll find answers from prestigious universities and on popular forums. Unfortunately, they are all wrong. The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defines a paragraph as “the building blocks of papers.” Fair enough. What else would you expect from a college? But that won’t do for us. Us, web writers. The best answer Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth could find on the Yahoo! Answers forum was: “Usually consists of more than one…
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  • Apple reportedly wants free Spotify dead to pave way for Beats relaunch

    4 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    As Apple works toward a relaunch of its Beats Music streaming service, it’s reportedly pushing labels to kill off the free version of Spotify.It’s a bold move by Apple if The Verge’s unnamed sources are accurate, coming less than two years after a judge found that the company colluded with ebook publishers to raise prices before the launch of iBooks. Apple is appealing the iBooks verdict, but must comply with an antitrust monitoring program in the meantime. While it’s unclear if the monitor is involved with Apple’s music dealings, the U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly looking…
  • Don't fear the water: Clean gunk out of Apple Watch under the faucet

    4 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Like anything you wear every day, your Apple Watch is bound to collect some dust and grime. Keeping your screen smudge-free is easy, but the Digital Crown could use a little extra TLC.If the dial on your watch stops turning smoothly, Apple recommends a dose of warm tap water to get the crown back in working order. Don’t dunk the whole watch in water, though. Turn off the device, remove the charger, and detach the leather band before getting it anywhere near your sink. Hold the Digital Crown under your faucet for 10 to 15 seconds and then start turning and pressing the dial to clear the gap…
  • Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub

    4 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Meerkat is reducing its dependency on Twitter by integrating address books and letting users post live video streams to Facebook.Installing the updated app now brings up an option to enter your phone number and give Meerkat access to your address book, so it can find other people who are using the live streaming service. The option to post videos on Facebook appears in Meerkat’s settings menu.Meerkat became a sensation a couple months ago, after being crowned the breakthrough app of the South by Southwest Interactive festival. The app lets users stream live video through their phone’s…
  • Security researchers poke holes in Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

    4 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    For the past several days security researchers have raced to demonstrate that phishing protections added by a new Google Chrome extension can be bypassed with ease.The Password Alert extension, developed by Google and released Wednesday, is designed to alert Chrome users when they input their Gmail passwords on websites that don’t belong to Google and are therefore part of phishing attacks.By Thursday, an information security consultant named Paul Moore had already devised a method that attackers could use to block the extension’s alerts.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Apple Watch review: Beautiful form, frustrating function

    4 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    I’m all-in on Apple products. At my house, I’ve got two Macs, an Apple TV, an iPad, two iPhones, and an Apple router. I’ve never owned an MP3 player that wasn’t an iPod, or a tablet that wasn’t an iPad. And now I’ve got an Apple Watch to converge my Apple universe right on my wrist. I really do like my Apple Watch, even though it drives me crazy. It’s slow. The navigation can be confusing. I like wearing it, but I’m still unsure if I want to wear it every day, forever (or at least until there’s a new one). After a week and two weekends of nonstop use, it’s yet to change my…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Extending In Sass Without Creating A Mess

    David Khourshid
    4 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    The @extend directive in Sass is a powerful directive that facilitates the sharing of rules and relationships between selectors. However, it can produce undesirable side effects if it is not carefully implemented. Thankfully, there are many strategies for using @extend effectively that can prevent these side effects and produce clean, organized CSS. By examining @extend in detail and exploring these various strategies, you can: accurately predict exactly what happens when you use @extend, and make more informed decisions about when to use a @mixin and when to use @extend, to ensure optimal…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:59 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 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 May 2015. Both…
  • Design Principles: Compositional Flow And Rhythm

    Steven Bradley
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    When someone lands on a page of your site what do you want that person to do? Where do you want them to look? What information do you want your visitors to notice and in what order? Ideally, you want people to see your most important information first and your next most important information second. You want potential customers to see the copy that will convince them to buy before they see the “Buy Now” button. You want people to be presented with the right information at the right time, and one way to do that is to control the flow of your composition1. Compositional flow…
  • Creating A Complete Web App In Foundation For Apps

    Stephen Saucier
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Foundation for Apps is a new single-page app1 framework from Zurb that is closely related to Foundation 5 (also known as Foundation for Sites, a widely used front-end framework). It’s built around AngularJS and a flexbox grid framework. It’s intended to make creating a web app very quick and simple, enabling us to quickly start writing the code that’s unique to our application, rather than boilerplate. Because Foundation for Apps was only released at the end of 2014, it hasn’t yet seen widespread usage, so there are few good sources of information on using the framework. This…
  • “It’s Alive!”: Apps That Feed Back Accessibly

    Heydon Pickering
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    It’s one thing to create a web application and quite another to create an accessible web application. That’s why Heydon Pickering1, both author and editor at Smashing Magazine, wrote an eBook Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications2, outlining the roadmap for the accessible applications we should all be making. The following is an extract from the chapter “It’s Alive” from Heydon’s book, which explores how to use ARIA live regions. Javascript applications are driven by events and the user should be informed of what important events are happening in…
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  • I’m Back From The South of France

    Scott Kelby
    4 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Bonjour, mon ami! We’re back from a week in the South of France (our base was in Cap-Ferrat, which is right between Monaco and Nice, France). [photo above in front of the casino in Monaco by Kleber Stephenson]. We snuck away for a week with another couple for some vacation, and we just had an absolute blast! The weather was mostly beautiful, and we even snuck a day trip down to Portofino, Italy and then to Vernazza in Cinque Terre (we put some serious miles on our rental car). I put together a photo book on the flight home, and I hope to share that here tomorrow (either that, or an…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photoshop World Vegas – Stay Where The Instructors Stay! Coming to Photoshop World Vegas in August? You’ll want to stay where the Conference is, where the After Hours Party is, where Midnight Madness is, where the Meetup is, where Birds of a Feather is, and where the Art of Photography is held… Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino! You can find all the reservation info on Mandalay Bay and its all-suite sister property The Delano at And if you haven’t already registered, don’t wait because there’s only 12 DAYS LEFT before ticket prices increase…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Leo Trevino!

    Brad Moore
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, my name is Leo Trevino. My wife Brittany and I run a wedding photo/cinema company in Tampa, FL called Rad Red Creative. Recently, Brad graciously asked if I would be comfortable sharing a burglary/theft experience we went through in early February of this year. Sure, it’s an incredibly-terrible-devastating experience to have, but we both earned an enormous amount of wisdom from it and today I hope to impart some of that wisdom unto you. Alright here we go; it was a dark and stormy Monday morning (no really it was) on Feb. 9th of this year.
  • Some Quick Tuesday Photography Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    7 Beautiful Places to Celebrate Planet Earth I did a post over at CocaCola’s Journey’s website for Earth Day last week on some beautiful places to visit (and shoot, of course), but I didn’t do your average places — I tried to do some places most folks might not consider at first (like Lookout Mountain and Rock City, shown above). If you have a moment, here’s the link.  My Advice for New Photographers I did a short interview over at WPPI’s excellent Rangefinder magazine, and while we talked about a few different topics, one thing we did touch on was some…
  • My First Impressions of The Apple Watch

    Scott Kelby
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so) After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend: 1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious. 2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use. 3. There are more apps than I…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Composition and Learning to See

    Bobby Baker
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    How many times have you captured the perfect picture, only to download it and discover a rogue tree branch jutting into your frame from the side, or a random person’s head sneaking into your foreground? At one time or another, maybe even often, it’s happened to all of us – and it’s a bad habit that’s easy to repeat if we allow it. Let’s call this photo ailment of ours blind excitement; letting the excitement of our subject blind us to all other elements that are in our frame. Is there a cure? Absolutely. “On The Dock” – There was a lot going on here,…
  • How to See the Light for Portraits: A Quick Tip for Beginners

    Meredith Clark
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a beginning photographer, one of the easiest ways to move from taking average snapshots to more professional looking portraits is to develop a good understanding of light. Harsh and uneven lighting can often be distracting and make the photograph look amateur, whereas even lighting allows the viewer to focus solely on the subject and is more visually appealing. Spending some time learning about the exposure triangle, the quality and direction of light is a great first step, something that I highly recommend to everyone. That said, even if you understand the theoretical aspects of light, it…
  • 5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets Going Pro

    Mike Randolph
    3 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave yourself no other choice. You can’t say, for instance, “I’ll try this for a while and see how it goes.” because you’ll always find a reason (often a pretty good one) to give up and do something else. You have to be fully committed. That makes it easier decision-wise, because you literally leave yourself no other choice but to keep going forward. But the process itself is still very hard. So, that’s what I did and now I take pictures for a…
  • Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less money. In this first one he offers eight photography hacks to help you while you’re out on the road: Welding glass as a neutral density filter Macro extension tubes instead of a macro lens 2x teleconverter to extend the range of your lenses Tripod/monopod combination (he mentions he uses one of the 3-Legged Thing models) Trigger Trap remote release Camera cap case WiFi EyeFi memory cards The Crop Sensor advantage Watch the whole video…
  • The Future of Photography Websites – Understanding and Adapting to Trends

    Alex Vita
    2 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Right off the bat, this is not an article about what background colors to use, what plugins to install, or other shallow web design fashion trends. Focusing blindly on bells and whistles (flat design, parallax scrolling, full-width page layouts) won’t actually make your photo website better. Sure, it might make it pretty, but it won’t necessarily be effective. Getting the bigger picture and understanding the WHY behind web design trends will make you better equipped to build a successful photography business. Having worked on over two hundred photography websites in the past few years,…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Under Armour's MyFitnessPal goes premium for fitness fanatics

    Terrence O'Brien
    4 May 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Roughly three months ago Under Armour snatched up Endomondo and MyFitnessPal for about half a billion bucks. Now the sports apparel company is looking for a return on its investment by rolling out the first paid-for premium version of MyFitnessPal. T...
  • Apple launches program for third-party Watch strap makers

    Mariella Moon
    4 May 2015 | 10:03 pm
    There's already a number of Apple-made and third-party Watch bands out there, but Cupertino wants more -- and it wants products that follow its exact specifications. The company has launched a "Made for Apple Watch" program, which gives makers a list...
  • New military goggles combine nightvision and thermal imaging

    Andrew Tarantola
    4 May 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Nightvision and thermal imaging play similar -- but very distinct -- roles on the modern battlefield. Soldiers utilize night vision to illuminate their darkened surroundings while thermal imaging is employed to illuminate darkened targets. But until ...
  • Android Lollipop is gaining more users as new flagships come out

    Mariella Moon
    4 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    It took a while for Android Lollipop to even get its own slice on the OS pie chart Google releases regularly, but it now seems to be steadily gaining popularity. According to the latest Android stats collected from April 28th to May 4th, nine percent...
  • Daily Roundup: Building Windows 10, killing net neutrality and more.

    Dave Schumaker
    4 May 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Get caught up on all the stories you might've missed this weekend in today's edition of the Daily Roundup. Today, we look at how Microsoft is making Windows 10 an exciting upgrade. Meanwhile, US telecoms are still trying to kill net neutrality throug...
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  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • 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 The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for, 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…
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  • Apple Digital Camera Raw 6.04 extends support to Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R and Panasonic CM1

    4 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Apple has extended system-wide Raw support for 14 additional cameras, including Canon's newest flagship DSLRs. Digital Camera Raw 6.04 also brings Raw support to OS X Yosemite for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone, Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II among others. Read more
  • Sony owns an estimated 40.2 percent share of the image sensor market

    4 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    According to market research estimates, in 2014 Sony made 40.2 percent of all image sensors, leaving its rivals in the sector far behind. There's no doubt that a lucrative Apple contract has helped put Sony ahead of the competition, as it earns approximately $20 for each iPhone sold. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger

    3 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    DPR regular Steve Badger says that there's 'no excuse to be bored' when there's a camera at hand. His love of photography began when he borrowed a friend's superzoom, and eventually invested in a DSLR system. His home on the east coast of Australia provides plenty of spectacular scenery, but he's eager to travel and grow as a photographer. See gallery
  • Let me try to address that...

    3 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    A quick look at the effect of sensor size and pixel size on noise.
  • Artists create imaginary-friend Selfie Arm for lone travelers

    2 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    US artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee have created a selfie stick designed to enable lone travelers to shoot selfies that appear to have been taken by a traveling companion. The Selfie Arm is a false arm and hand with a smartphone bracket attached just beyond the elbow. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Create an “iPhoto-look” Custom Page Layout For Lightroom’s Books Module (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    Mornin’ everybody! It’s probably just me, but I really liked some of the page layouts that were in Apple’s iPhoto photo books feature, and one in particular that I liked was kind of an artsy-looking page, with lots of white space, kind of a slightly cropped horizontal image area, and three rows of text under the photo for a file name, caption, and description. I missed that layout in Lightroom, so I opened iPhoto – moved the two programs so I could see both at once, and I remade the book page layout in Lightroom and saved it as a Custom Page (whew!). Anyway,…
  • The New Episode of “The Lightroom Show” is Here! (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    After last Friday’s late release (ahem), we thought we’d better this one up early! Of course, we’re including some of the new stuff in Lightroom CC, but most of our readers don’t have the new version yet, so there’s still lots of stuff in this episode you can use in any recent version of Lightroom. Hope you find the show helpful (and thanks to everyone who posts topics here for future shows —it helps RC and I a lot when we’re putting together the outlines for each week’s show). Just a heads up Traditionally when we launch a show like this, we do a…
  • Brush affects with LR CC (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    With the New Lightroom CC update, you can now use the brush to add or subtract affects to specific areas.  Now you can use the gradient tool and the radial filter tool more often, even when there are objects or people in the way that would normally get smeared with the same affect that you may only want applied to the sky. One of my favorite new ways to use this is to apply quick blur affects that I would normally go to Photoshop to apply. Here is the beginning image… Hogwarts at Universal (Island of Adventure) Now apply a gradient with just a touch of darker exposure and negative…
  • 3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you. O and G : The G key will always bring you to Grid view in Lightroom – so we already know that one. The O key will bring you into People view. If you have your people scanning turned off in Activity center, this is the only time that the scanning will take place. Shift O: Once you have a stack of images collected in either the named or unnamed section, you’ll need to name them. You can…
  • Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a quick tip to start off your Monday. If you have a plugin that you would like to stop running in Lightroom CC, it’s as easy as going into the Plugin Manager. Click on File>Plugin Manager and you’ll see a list of running plugins for your system. Highlight the one that you want to stop and click on the Disable button on the right of the window. Now, the plugin is stopped, and no longer available! The post Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Google Acquires iOS-Based Time Management App Timeful

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Google today announced an acquisition of iOS-based time management app Timeful, which first launched last year. When it was released, Timeful was described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, aiming to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and reminders designed to reinforce positive habits. In its current incarnation on iOS, Timeful connects to the Calendar app to import existing events into a daily view that includes all tasks that need to be completed. It also lets users create to-dos, and when there's a…
  • Classic and Modern Buckle Band Parts Let Third-Party Bands Connect to Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    There are few third-party band options available for the Apple Watch at the current point in time given that it just launched a week and a half ago, but those of you who purchased a stainless steel Apple Watch with a Classic Buckle or Modern Buckle band can use the components from those bands to connect standard watch bands to your Apple Watch devices. In a newly published video, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy walks through the process of using the parts in the Classic Buckle band to connect a 22mm third-party watch band to the Apple Watch. As it turns out, there are two small pentalobe…
  • Microsoft Updates Windows 10 Emoji to Resemble Apple's Collection

    Joe Rossignol
    4 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    Microsoft has included several redesigned emoji in Windows 10 that resemble Apple's emoji found on iPhone, iPad and Mac, including a wide range of faces and even the "sassy" information desk person (via Emojipedia). The update also includes skin tone modifiers, the middle finger, a new haircut emoji and more, although country flags are still not supported on the upcoming operating system. Windows 10 is currently available in beta for developers and is expected to be released to the public in July. The latest version of Windows will deliver a unified experience and platform integration that…
  • 'Reserve Strap' Debuts New Design Focusing on Apple Watch Diagnostic Port

    Mitchel Broussard
    4 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Originally announced by third-party developers Lane Musgrave and John Arrow back in early March, one of the biggest concerns of the battery-boosting accessory "Reserve Strap" was its use of the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor as a way to provide power to the wearable. Although it was unconfirmed, there was always a possibility of the Reserve Strap obstructing normal functions of the heart rate sensor, or causing the Watch to not function altogether by interfering with skin contact completely. Last week, after getting their hands on an Apple Watch, Musgrave and Arrow have gone back to the…
  • 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

    Joe Rossignol
    4 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to AppleInsider. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new touchscreen with improved latency and unsurprisingly be powered by Apple's latest A-series processor. A purported "iPad Pro" blueprint from December 2014 with possible dimensions The inclusion of an NFC chip will enable the iPad Pro to be used as an Apple Pay payment terminal, although it is unlikely…
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