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  • Blunt PSAs re-educate the rude on the CTA

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    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Riding the bus or L in Chicago just got a little more refreshing -- at least for those tired of blatant rudeness on their rides -- thanks a new public service announcement campaign aimed at stating the obvious. The post Blunt PSAs re-educate the rude on the CTA appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Oculus Rift coupled with a new PC will cost you $1,500

    Mashable
    Lance Ulanoff
    27 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — Oculus VR has yet to announce a price for its upcoming VR headset, the Oculus Rift, but now we have some math to work with and, based on calculations, the headset may cost around $500. Oculus VR CEO Brian Iribe offered these pricing tea leaves in a chat with Re/Code's Walt Mossberg at the annual Code Conference on Wednesday. It's an important admission since Iribe has studiously avoided offering any clues on pricing for the virtual reality devices that should arrive early in 2016. See also: Despite loss, Ellen Pao succeeded in calling out subtle sexism…
  • Internet Whisperer Mary Meeker On The Trends Driving Our Virtual Existence

    Fast Company
    dterdiman
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner lays it out in 197 slides.Long known as one of the greatest interpreters of consumers' and businesses' activities on the Internet, Mary Meeker is at it again.Read Full Story
  • Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

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    Michael Arrington
    27 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
     On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten years ago at my house in Atherton, it will be a party, a bbq and a celebration of startups. I can’t wait to spend the days with new friends and old. Get one of the few remaining tickets here. Read More
  • What is a sale for? (48 hours)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    When things go on sale, (while supplies last, our annual savings event, end-of-season markdowns) it is a combination of scarcity and abundance. Abundance because there's more here for the person who takes action. More variety, more for your money. And scarcity, because sales never last forever. We can get a lot of mileage out of telling ourselves and our friends that we bought it on sale. Sales are effective for two kinds of mindsets: The person who is wired to enjoy the sport of the sale. You'll find people clipping grocery coupons who charge an hourly rate far higher than the money they're…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Blunt PSAs re-educate the rude on the CTA

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Riding the bus or L in Chicago just got a little more refreshing -- at least for those tired of blatant rudeness on their rides -- thanks a new public service announcement campaign aimed at stating the obvious. The post Blunt PSAs re-educate the rude on the CTA appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Greased Lightning: NASA’s helicopter-plane prototype takes flight [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    What has the power to land and take off like a helicopter, but zooms through the sky like a plane? In the immortal words of Grease, "Why it's Greased Lightning!" The post Greased Lightning: NASA’s helicopter-plane prototype takes flight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Bill Nye losing it on Amy Schumer [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Ever wanted to see Bill Nye the Science Guy and all-around Internet favorite lose his cool over not quite scientific statements? The post Bill Nye losing it on Amy Schumer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Can’t a guy get a drink?! Blown away in Iceland [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Before you head out on a hike sure to work up a thirst in Iceland, check the wind speed. The post Can’t a guy get a drink?! Blown away in Iceland [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 inspiring pieces of commencement advice from writers

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Even if you're not going into this summer with a brand-spanking new diploma in hand, you can take some excellent inspiration from the words of great writers given to graduates. The post 10 inspiring pieces of commencement advice from writers appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Oculus Rift coupled with a new PC will cost you $1,500

    Lance Ulanoff
    27 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — Oculus VR has yet to announce a price for its upcoming VR headset, the Oculus Rift, but now we have some math to work with and, based on calculations, the headset may cost around $500. Oculus VR CEO Brian Iribe offered these pricing tea leaves in a chat with Re/Code's Walt Mossberg at the annual Code Conference on Wednesday. It's an important admission since Iribe has studiously avoided offering any clues on pricing for the virtual reality devices that should arrive early in 2016. See also: Despite loss, Ellen Pao succeeded in calling out subtle sexism…
  • Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart settle crash lawsuit

    The Associated Press
    27 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. — Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. See also: Tracy Morgan is 'just not better' after brain injury in crash, lawyer says Morgan's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. called it an "amicable settlement." Details weren't disclosed. A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of…
  • Google SVP confirms integrated 'Buy' button is 'imminent'

    Lance Ulanoff
    27 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA — Google is thisclose to removing one step out of your online buying process and, quite possibly, taking a chunk out of Amazon's online shopping business. Google SVP and Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani revealed on Wednesday at Re/Code's Code Conference that Google is planning to introduce an integrated "Buy" button on mobile search results, and that its arrival is imminent. The news comes a week after a report in the Wall Street Journal said the search giant wanted to add the button to the "Shop on Google" box that already appears alongside paid…
  • Rick Santorum launches 2016 presidential campaign

    The Associated Press
    27 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he competes again, he may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. The 57-year-old Republican will deliver his announcement at a factory near his western Pennsylvania hometown, according to spokesman Matt Beynon. See also: 'ISIS actually…
  • Dying mother gives daughter a beautiful first birthday party

    Jeff Leeson
    27 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    A mom losing her battle with breast cancer gave her daughter a first birthday to remember. Athena Krueger was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a form of breast cancer — while pregnant in 2013. Athena's husband Ben told Today that they learned of her lump and pregnancy simultaneously. She started chemotherapy at 15 weeks pregnant and delivered her baby Amari via Caesarean section at 32 weeks. See also: NFL player just made sure an 18-year-old with cancer will have the best prom Image: KARE 11 NewsAmari recovered well, but Athena did not. According to her blog, the…
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  • Internet Whisperer Mary Meeker On The Trends Driving Our Virtual Existence

    dterdiman
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner lays it out in 197 slides.Long known as one of the greatest interpreters of consumers' and businesses' activities on the Internet, Mary Meeker is at it again.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: Murders & Acquisitions

    Rusty Foster
    27 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    This isn't even late capitalism's final form. Congrats to congrats Twitter for congratulating us on our first day at @CongratsJourno!Read Full Story
  • How Google Makes Sure Google Now Is Useful, Personal, And Efficient--And Not Creepy

    Harry McCracken
    27 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Google Now honcho Aparna Chennapragada on the art of turning information into bite-sized, actionable cards.When Google director of product management Aparna Chennapragada was growing up in south India, she liked reading the newspapers that local stores used to wrap up goods. She enjoyed doing puzzles. And she was a comics fan.Read Full Story
  • Drone Giant DJI And Top VC Firm Accel Partners Launch A $10 Million Drone Fund

    dterdiman
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Seed-stage startups working on applications for the DJI platform can get $250,000 or more through SkyFund to develop their projects.The world's largest maker of commercial drones and one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firms want to kickstart the drones ecosystem.Read Full Story
  • U.K. Watchdog Says YouTube Viewers Must Know A Video Is Sponsored Before They Click

    Rose Pastore
    27 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority banned a beauty tutorial video, saying it was not clear the video was marketing for Max Factor.A U.K. advertising watchdog on Wednesday banned a makeup tutorial video on YouTube because it was not clear enough that Max Factor, a makeup brand owned by Procter & Gamble, had sponsored the content. Although text at the beginning of the video stated that the YouTube channel is owned by Procter & Gamble, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that viewers must be made aware that a video is advertising before they click on it.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

    Michael Arrington
    27 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
     On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten years ago at my house in Atherton, it will be a party, a bbq and a celebration of startups. I can’t wait to spend the days with new friends and old. Get one of the few remaining tickets here. Read More
  • A Requiem For Pakistani Activist And Entrepreneurial Advocate Sabeen Mahmud

    Elmira Bayrasli
    27 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
     Housed in a dusty street in Karachi, Pakistan, the community space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, The Second Floor (T2F), doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside the space beams with light, color, art, and most importantly space. It was space that motivated Sabeen Mahmud to open up T2F in 2007. It was also the reason she was murdered last month as she left an event… Read More
  • What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    Darrell Etherington
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
     Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to expect, what isn’t all that likely, and what might… Read More
  • Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Alexia Tsotsis
    27 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
     Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation. Read More
  • Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

    Matt Burns
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
     Mi.com will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is not selling its mobile phones or tablets in these regions yet. Starting on June 1st Mi.com will offer the Mi Band activity tracker, Mi Headphones and Mi Power Bank — all decent products… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • What is a sale for? (48 hours)

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    When things go on sale, (while supplies last, our annual savings event, end-of-season markdowns) it is a combination of scarcity and abundance. Abundance because there's more here for the person who takes action. More variety, more for your money. And scarcity, because sales never last forever. We can get a lot of mileage out of telling ourselves and our friends that we bought it on sale. Sales are effective for two kinds of mindsets: The person who is wired to enjoy the sport of the sale. You'll find people clipping grocery coupons who charge an hourly rate far higher than the money they're…
  • Degrees of freedom

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Does a college degree confer the ability to choose, to open the door to find a way to matter? Three years ago I gave this TEDx talk about the future of education. And the students who graduated from college this month each have an average of $35,000 in debt. For many people, this debt is debilitating. Instead of opening doors, it slams them shut. Talented teachers and passionate students are the victims of an industrialized educational system, one that cares a great deal about standardized tests and famous brand-name institutions. It's time to ask why. And to keep asking why until we figure…
  • The do over

    Seth Godin
    26 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we're all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they've made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction, a new strategy or a new set of tactics. When we find ourselves in a deep hole, it's rarely because we encountered a single terrible glitch. Usually, it's the result of compounding, of doubling down on a worldview or a stand or a habit that just doesn't pay. Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I…
  • We are all social entrepreneurs

    Seth Godin
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better. The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. But that's not how the world works. Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The…
  • When you do work that matters, the crowd will call you a fool

    Seth Godin
    24 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    If you do something remarkable, something new and something important, not everyone will understand it (at first). Your work is for someone, not everyone. Unless you're surrounded only by someones, you will almost certainly encounter everyone. And when you do, they will jeer. That's how you'll know you might be onto something.        
 
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    WIRED

  • The Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot

    Rhett Allain
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Do jump shots give a significant advantage to the player? Here is a look at jump shots using projectile motion physics. The post The Physics of Steph Curry’s Killer Jump Shot appeared first on WIRED.
  • Startup Aims to Make Silicon Valley an Actual Meritocracy

    Davey Alba
    27 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Gradberry is on a mission to send companies skilled candidates whose résumés don't drop all the right names. The post Startup Aims to Make Silicon Valley an Actual Meritocracy appeared first on WIRED.
  • How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR

    Brian Barrett
    27 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Cardboard might also be one of the smartest, quietest, most innovative things going on at Google. The post How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down

    Davey Alba
    27 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The "Queen of the Internet" says the growth of the number of users online is slowing down. The post Mary Meeker: The Internet’s Growth Is Actually Slowing Down appeared first on WIRED.
  • Chevy’s Taking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Mass Market

    Alex Davies
    27 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Android Auto and CarPlay, the Google and Apple infotainment interfaces that can be installed in just about any new car, are arriving on the mass market. Chevy will offer both systems on 14 models for model year 2016, it announced today. That starts with the Cruze on June 24, with the Spark, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, […] The post Chevy’s Taking Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Mass Market appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: The Best Excuse to Repurpose Old Content

    Guest Blogger
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mike Canarelli. For bloggers looking to refresh or repurpose old content, after the April 21 release of Google’s “mobile-friendly” update comes at the perfect time and offers tremendous benefits. Gloomier prognosticators have nicknamed the update “MOBILEGEDDON” (yes, typically in all caps) because of its potential to disrupt 40% of all online searches—specifically those queried from mobile devices. What these doom-and-gloomers have forgotten to consider, however, is that because the update applies to individual web pages, as opposed to entire…
  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Guest Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use Visual.ly to increase your content distribution Visual.ly is the world’s marketplace for visual content. Whether it’s an…
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    Stacey Roberts
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little help if that content was seen by as many people as possible. Even better if those people hang around and provide ongoing traffic. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? While it won’t happen to everyone, and it’s almost impossible to force, there’s no doubt going viral can be useful when you can get it. Viral posts usually…
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Fight Procrastination by Facing Your Discomfort Head On

    Patrick Allan
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For many people, procrastination isn’t about being lazy, it’s about feeling uncomfortable with some aspect of the task at hand. Whatever the cause may be, it’s better to face your discomfort head on with a little honesty.Read more...
  • Dig Yourself Out of Creative Ruts by Getting Nostalgic

    Patrick Allan
    27 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Nostalgia can make you feel lost in the past, but it can also be a secret weapon for fueling your creativity. If you feel like you’re stuck in a creative rut, a tour down memory lane might open your mind to new ideas.Read more...
  • Deadspin Incoming Baseball Scares The Bejesus Out Of Manchester City’s Joe Hart | Gizmodo Photos of

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    27 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Deadspin Incoming Baseball Scares The Bejesus Out Of Manchester City’s Joe Hart | Gizmodo Photos of India’s Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave | io9 I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. | Jezebel It’s Easy to Defend a Molester If You Value Godliness Over Consent | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • 10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers

    Trent Hamm
    27 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In the summer of 2007, my wife and I purchased our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time researching our purchase. So that’s exactly what we did–we read as much as we could, educated ourselves on the local real estate market, and explored every aspect of the home buying process. But even then, we still made a few rookie mistakes.Read more...
  • Get Out of Unnecessary Meetings by Voicing Productive Alternatives

    Patrick Allan
    27 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Some meetings can be a complete waste of time , especially when you know your presence isn’t essential. Here is a non-confrontational way to try and get out of those meetings so you can get back to your work.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
  • 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, Salesforce.com 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.
 
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  • Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Apple appears to be offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates. In cities where Postmates operates, the Apple Store app is offering a same day delivery option on products that are available in local Apple Stores. For example, ordering an Apple TV in the San Francisco Bay Area results in a four-hour same-day delivery window, as does an order for a Lightning cable. In some areas, like San Francisco, delivery turnaround times are as fast as an hour, but for some products, delivery times can take up to a day. Customers who have…
  • Chevrolet Bringing CarPlay and Android Auto to 14 New 2016 Models Later This Year

    Eric Slivka
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    General Motors and its Chevrolet brand are announcing today expansive plans to bring support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year, a move that will mark a significant step forward for the availability of enhanced in-car smartphone experiences. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are scheduled to enter production in July, with the remainder of the CarPlay lineup rolling out as the new models launch in subsequent months. GM chief infotainment officer Phil Abram introducing CarPlay and…
  • Apple's Jeff Williams: Native Apple Watch Apps Coming This Fall, Apple Watch Sales are 'Fantastic'

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    Apple's Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams today took the stage at Re/code's Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, to speak about Apple's recently released wearable device, the Apple Watch. Williams is the person who oversees Apple's supply chain, much like Tim Cook used to before he became Apple's CEO, and he was described by Walt Mossberg as the "quiet figure" behind many of Apple's popular products like the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Williams says he oversees 3,000 engineers in addition to the supply chain, and offered a tidbit on Apple's recent 74 million iPhone…
  • iOS 9 to Gain New 'Proactive' Lifestyle Management Feature With Augmented Reality Maps

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Apple's Siri and search features may expand significantly in iOS 9, letting Apple better compete with Google's feature rich voice-based search component, Google Now. As detailed in a lengthy report from 9to5Mac, Apple is said to be working on an iOS initiative called "Proactive," integrating features like Siri, Maps, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps into an expanded Spotlight search. Proactive will reportedly function as a search feature that's built deeply into iOS, replacing the existing Spotlight search menu (shown to the right). It may be accessed either from the top of…
  • CBS Likely to Reach Streaming TV Deal With Apple, Met With Eddy Cue Last Week

    Joe Rossignol
    27 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Apple's much-rumored plans to launch a streaming TV service in the fall were confirmed today at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where CBS CEO Les Moonves told Re/code's Kara Swisher that CBS will "probably" sign a deal with Apple for the network to be included as a launch partner. “We’re very excited about it,” he told Swisher during his live interview on Wednesday morning. CBS CEO Les Moonves speaks with Kara Swisher at Code Conference (Re/code) Moonves confirmed that he met with Apple senior executive Eddy Cue last week to discuss the plans, as part of an "ongoing…
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  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
  • 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…
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    Copyblogger

  • Creating Visual Content: The Favorite Tools and Tips for Non-Artists

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You don’t have to be a trained artist to create stop-them-in-their-tracks images that boost your content’s effectiveness. These days, you can find easy-to-use free tools that will allow you to create beautiful images for your blog, website, and social media. This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice for creating remarkable visual content. Tune in to hear from host Pamela Wilson, Demian Farnworth, Chris Garrett, and Lauren Mancke as they discuss: Why images “put the brakes” on readers, and why that’s…
  • Josh Pigford on Shipping, Hiring Smart People, and Not Being Epically Wrong

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a self-proclaimed maker — but host Jon Nastor would call him an entrepreneur, writer, designer, developer, and master marketer. He has been developing and shipping products online for more than 10 years now and has seen his share of successes and not-so-successful ventures. He is currently the founder of Baremetrics, software analytics and reporting for Stripe. Baremetrics seemingly came out of nowhere with an awesome content marketing strategy, lead by today’s guest, on the Baremetrics blog — one of the best software business…
  • The Oddest Story About Overcoming Obscurity You’ll Ever Hear

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s a monumental moment in the history of Rough Draft because we are going to break — for the first time ever — the monologue mold of Rough Draft. In fact, we’re going to do it all week. See, Demian Farnworth has four short interviews for you from four superb web writers. People who will teach you fabulous lessons on overcoming obscurity, finding your voice, choosing the right words, and rapidly expanding your audience. Right now, you’ll hear from the lovely James Chartrand, a single mom with two kids who built a world-class design and copywriting boutique called Men…
  • 5 Reasons Why It’s Practical and Profitable to Share Your Expertise Online

    Amy Harrison
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We were silent as the car left the coziness of our home to the bright lights of the train station. I’d never been so anxious. At the drop-off bay, I opened the door to leave and gave a barely noticeable lurch … barely noticeable. My husband looked at me with wide eyes. “Did you just throw up in your mouth?!” “No …” (I lied.) And so I went, to run the copywriting workshop that made me (almost) decide to give up live workshops altogether and only teach online. And I want to share what happened because it’s cheaper than therapy even though not all…
  • Showrunner ‘Short': The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Do you want to create a podcast for listeners? Or do you want to deliver a remarkable audio experience to your audience? In this reprisal of his presentation at Authority Rainmaker, Jerod Morris dives deep into the four essential elements of a remarkable audience experience. You’ll learn: Why the general perception of the term “showrunner” is too limiting How Jerod’s method of proposing to his now-fiancée was a quintessential example of responsibility for an audience experience The step you should take right now if you’re considering launching a podcast What…
 
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    Macworld

  • CBS will 'probably' be part of the new Apple TV service

    27 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Fans of CSI, Survivor, and The Good Wife, here’s another reason to consider getting the revamped Apple TV service. On Wednesday, CBS CEO Les Moonves told the audience at the Code Conference that his broadcast network will “probably” sign on to be included in Apple’s forthcoming TV service. Moonves said that he’s had an “ongoing conversation” with Apple, and he’s “pretty excited” about the company’s plan to create, sell, and deliver bundled TV packages with fewer networks.  “Apple TV is trying to change the universe,” Moonves said, mentioning how Apple could sell…
  • Apple CarPlay's coming to these 14 Chevrolet cars in the 2016 model year

    27 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Chevrolet will have 14 cars in its 2016 model year with Apple CarPlay compatibility, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Wednesday. This will be the largest number of vehicles from any automaker so far to feature Apple’s smartphone-car solution. The compatible models range from the entry-level Spark hatchback to the hulking Suburban, offering choices in every category of car Chevrolet sells. “We’re going big and expect big things for this year,” said Chevrolet’s Dan Kinney at a press event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The…
  • Watch out Google Now, Siri may get 'Proactive' in iOS 9

    27 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Android fans love to extol the virtues of Google Now, the personal assistant that goes beyond Siri’s capabilities to intuitively give you information throughout your day. And they’re kind of right. Google Now is already available on iOS as a tool in the main Google app, but it's nowhere near the personal assistant Siri could be.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Podcast: iOS 9 will reportedly teach old devices new tricks

    27 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    How many old iPhones and iPads are in your drawers, or enjoying their hand-me-down second lives with friends and family? You might not have to warn those friends and family not to upgrade the OS, if the latest iOS 9 rumor proves true: Apple is reportedly preparing special stripped-down versions of iOS 9 to run on older hardware. Even if your old iPhone or iPad doesn't get every iOS 9 feature, running a new OS will keep you more secure, and help Apple grow its already-huge iOS ecosystem just a little bit more. We're all for it. Elsewhere, Jony Ive got a promotion, and Marco Arment didn't like…
  • Native apps coming to the Apple Watch this fall, thanks to an SDK

    27 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    One of the biggest problems with third-party apps on the Apple Watch is that they don’t run natively and can’t gather data directly from the Watch’s own sensors. This makes them more sluggish and feature restricted to Apple’s own apps—they simply can’t keep up.But Apple will soon open up more possibilities for Apple Watch development, according to Jeff Williams, Apple’s operations chief and the executive in charge of the Apple Watch. On Wednesday, Williams told Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference that developers would get an Apple Watch SDK at this year’s Worldwide Developers…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Benton Modern, A Case Study On Art-Directed Responsive Web Typography

    Marko Dugonjić
    27 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Having the ability to set legible body copy is an absolute must, and we’ve come a long way with web typography since the dawn of web design. However, I feel like we have allowed the lack of variety prior to the rise of web fonts to dampen our creativity now that thousands of web fonts are at our disposal. Have usability conventions and the web’s universality steered us away from proper art direction? Have we forgotten about art direction altogether? I believe so. As designers, we can achieve much more with type, and with just a little more thought and creativity, we can finally start to…
  • The Art Of The SVG Filter And Why It Is Awesome

    Dirk Weber
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    After almost 20 years of evolution, today’s web typography, with its high-density displays and support for OpenType features, is just a step away from the typographic quality of the offline world. But there’s still one field of graphic design where we still constantly fall back to bitmap replacements instead of using native text: display typography, the art of staging letters in illustrative, gorgeous, dramatic, playful, experimental or unexpected ways. 1 Liquid type effect (demo2) A Case For Display Text In HTML Sure, we’re able choose from thousands of web fonts and use…
  • Designing For Explicit Choice

    Colleen Roller
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably designed a lot of forms and web (or app) pages in which the user needs to choose between options. And as a designer, you’re likely familiar with best practices for designing forms. Certainly, much has been written and discussed about this topic. So, you probably know all about how best to label and position form fields and so on for optimal usability. But have you thought about how the design of a form affects the user’s decision-making? Have you ever considered to what extent the design itself affects the choices people make? As always in…
  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Mom: Outed pastor told my son he was going to hell

    27 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    A mother in Michigan says a local pastor almost drove her gay son to suicide. CNN affiliate WNEM reports that the pastor has now resigned after being outed on a website.
  • U.S. military mistakenly shipped anthrax to Md., Korea

    27 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Four Defense Department workers have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the last several days.
  • Jet has near miss with volcano

    27 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according to French aviation authorities who are investigating the incident.
  • Nebraska repeals death penalty

    27 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    One of the country's most conservative states, Nebraska, has outlawed what has long been a central plank of conservative criminal justice policy: the death penalty.
  • FIFA scandal's ugly example for soccer kids

    27 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    It was a scene right out of a movie: Swiss officials swept into the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich and arrested several leaders of FIFA, the global governing body of the world's most popular sport, soccer.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Kaylee Greer!

    Brad Moore
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Sam Haddix Hi! I’m Kaylee. And I’m going to tell you something that will knock your socks right off. Ready? I love dogs. And oh my gosh, I wish I could say this in a sort of casual, non-chalant, “Yeah I think dogs are pretty cool, no big deal,” sort of way. But you guys… I mean it. I mean like, in a totally and completely bonafide ‘crazy dog lady’ kind of way. So, it’s kind of embarrassing when I walk down the street and audibly and uncontrollably squeal with delight over every little wiggling, passing pup I see. My friends actually try and deter…
  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

    Gina Milicia
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    All images ©Gina Milicia “Every Artist was first an Amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s market is flooded with tertiary courses, books, workshops, websites, podcasts and online courses that didn’t exist as little as ten years ago. When I began my career 25 years ago, there were only a few options. You could learn photography at a university or technical college, you could complete an apprenticeship or internship with…
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Photos Stand Out with the Clarity Slider

    Jim Hamel
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You want your photos to be as sharp as possible. Of course, there is no substitute for good technique in the capture phase, but you would like to add something in the post-processing to make the pictures clearer and sharper. You may already be adding sharpening, but how to add that extra crispness to make your pictures pop? The answer is clarity. This article will show you how to add that to your photos. What Exactly Is Clarity? What is clarity? Clarity is a local contrast increase that focuses on the mi-tones of the image. If differs from sharpness, because whereas increasing sharpness…
  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
  • Backyard Macro Photography Safari

    Bruce Wunderlich
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! As photographers, we often have the opinion that in order to capture a great image we need to head out to an exotic location. But, what if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to one of those places? Say you have free time some morning, and would like to go outside and capture some stunning images. You might be surprised at what you can find to photograph right in your own backyard! If you don’t have a backyard, take a…
  • What it Takes to Go Pro – Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

    Kelly Kingman
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This post is by Kelly Kingman – author of our newly updated Going Pro Kit (currently on offer with a 40% off discount). The decision to go pro with your photography business is a big step. It’s a time when the future is ripe with possibility and fears tend to run high. In what we call a “crisis of confidence,” you may find yourself comparing your work to other photographers and wondering, “am I really good enough?” or “will people give me a chance?” When you begin experiencing these thoughts, take a deep breath and remember this; almost everyone feels this way before they…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Pebble Time's regular pre-orders start on June 22nd

    Jon Fingas
    27 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    If you missed out on Pebble Time's crowdfunding campaign and won't get one of the early units shipping today, you now have a date to mark on your calendar: Pebble has revealed that it's going to start regular pre-orders for the color smartwatch on Ju...
  • All of your feline fantasies come true in 'Catlateral Damage'

    Jessica Conditt
    27 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Life would be so much easier as a cat. Few humans recognize the potential for feline bliss better than Chris Chung, the creator of Catlateral Damage, a first-person cat simulator. As a kitty locked up in a house full of annoying human things, your go...
  • Apple is fixing a bug that crashes your iPhone with a text message

    Jon Fingas
    27 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Beware if you have any jokester friends with iOS devices -- they might just have a way to ruin your day if you have any iOS gadgets of your own. Apple has confirmed that it's fixing a recently discovered bug that crashes iPhones and other iOS 8 hardw...
  • Jawbone sues Fitbit for 'plundering' product information

    Mona Lalwani
    27 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Jawbone is suing its archrival, Fitbit, for "systematically plundering" confidential information. According to the complaint, Fitbit recruiters attempted to poach almost one-third of Jawbone's staff. Some of those employees left the company, but not ...
  • Creepy Chrome extension shows where FB messages come from

    Andrew Tarantola
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Even though Facebook's mobile Messenger specifically tells you that it tracks your location data the first time you install the app (and every time you start a new conversation), most folks don't realize how often and how accurately it actually does ...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • 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 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.
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more
  • Nikon to offer free newlywed portraits at New York's City Hall next week

    27 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Nikon will be offering newlywed portraits for free to couples who marry at the New York City Hall on June 4th and June 5th. Couples married at City Hall will be treated to a free portrait session with pro photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, working out of a 20-foot 'Wedding Truck' studio. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples

    27 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Over the holiday weekend we spent some time shooting with Panasonic's newest mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-G7. We put its new 16MP sensor to the test along with an improved AF system at the racetrack - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to be precise. We'll be updating this gallery with many more images in the coming days. See gallery
  • Details of Google's new photo app leaked

    27 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    It's been rumored for some time that Google is planning to separate the photo component from its Google Plus app and establish it as a stand-alone service. Ahead of Google's annual I/O event taking place this week, some leaked information and screenshots have surfaced that shed some light on Google's plans. Read more
  • Seeing is believing: Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic's Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone goes above and beyond the typical mobile device camera specs with a 20MP 1"-type sensor, F2.8 lens and 4K video capture. With its impressive camera specification and unusual design it's the closest thing to a true hybrid device we've seen yet in the current marketplace. Read on to find out how it performs in our full review. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realized I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7. Then on Friday, I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Shown Charging Through 6-Pin Diagnostic Port in New Video

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Earlier this month, the team behind the battery-boosting "Reserve Strap" for the Apple Watch suggested it was possible to use the hidden 6-pin diagnostic port in the Apple Watch to charge the device, and today they've backed up their claims with a video demonstration. In the video, an Apple Watch charging on a standard inductive charger is depicted next to one said to be charged through a power supply connected to the 6-pin port on the device. The watch being charged through the port charges slightly faster than the watch on an inductive charger, reaching a 95 percent charge at the same point…
  • Fox Debuts 'Movie of the Day!' App With Daily Discounts on iTunes Movies

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Fox today debuted a new app called Movie of the Day! [Direct Link] which aims to provide customers a new daily discount on one movie from Fox's large catalog (via Engadget). Every day the app updates with a new movie deal, ranging from "from blockbusters to acclaimed indies, and everything in between," at a discount which goes up to 70 percent off of the original price. To start off, the app is available only for iOS devices, but there are plans to expand to other app stores like Google Play. In addition to the basic daily discount, the app also lets users browse a movie's cast, check out…
  • Bellabeat Officially Launches Stress-Measuring 'Leaf' Activity Tracker

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bellabeat, a company focused on creating technology products designed for women, is today ready to launch its first wearable, the Leaf activity tracker. First announced last year, the Leaf is an activity tracker that looks more like a stylish piece of jewelry than a standard activity tracker from a company like Jawbone, Nike, or Fitbit. The Bellabeat Leaf is, as the name suggests, a leaf-shaped activity-tracking wearable that can be positioned as a clip, necklace, or bracelet. Depending on where it's worn, it's advertised as being able to track metrics like activity level, sleep quality,…
  • How to Calibrate Apple Watch for a More Accurate Offline Workout

    Lory Gil
    25 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Apple Watch tracks your movement and heart rate. It uses that information in conjunction with your gender, height, age, and weight to estimate how many calories you burn during daily movement, including light strolls and dedicated workouts. However, Apple Watch needs proper calibration to get the most accurate reading of your movement and heart rate, which is used to help determine distance and pace measurements when you are walking or running without your iPhone, or while using a treadmill. Calibration is fairly easy and takes about 20 minutes of exercise. For this purpose, you will need…
  • How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    24 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple Watch includes 6.2 GB of storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to 2GB of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there are a few steps you don't want to forget in order to play music from Apple Watch to your Bluetooth connected headphones Adding Music to Apple Watch In order to listen to music on Apple Watch without an iPhone in range, you must sync a playlist to it first. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and…
 
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