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  • How Do You Design Interaction?

    Smashing Magazine
    Luca Leone
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    If you have to design an interface it’s almost obvious to think to begin the process by drawing. But is this the best way? I once casually started by writing an imagined human-computer conversation, and only afterwards I continued by drawing. This changed my way of thinking and I never went back to drawing first. This article will explain the reasons behind my decision. I have always been a huge admirer of the guys at Basecamp1. Some time ago, I was reading a tweet by Jason Zimdars, one of its designers: Zimdar’s tweet2 “UI design starts with words.” He wasn’t joking. The…
  • Selling tips for the non-salesperson

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Not all of us are born with a gift for sales, so Entrepreneur’s Jeff Shore brings us the wisdom of author and unlikely master salesman Garrett Buhl Robinson, boiled down to five basic tips. Shore and his wife noticed Robinson engaging random park-goers in New York City in conversation, an impressive accomplishment in and of itself. Buhl isn’t your typical salesman in the least, but after successfully selling three self-published books, he definitely has a few secrets up his sleeve we can all learn from. 1. Initiate contact. Robinson positions himself at the intersection of…
  • The Starter Guide to Classic Black and White Films

    Mashable
    Madeline Raynor
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Classic films can be intimidating. The era of iconic flicks before roughly the 1960s was largely dominated by black and white movies, which come with a certain level of culture shock for those who aren't used to the different aesthetics Aside from the lack of color, you must adjust to hand-drawn title cards, fake sets, that persistent classical music in the background, and a completely different acting style. It's especially intimidating to watch a film for the first time when it stars one of those legendary Hollywood actors like Humphrey Bogart or Katharine Hepburn See also: How Well Can You…
  • Tips On Crafting A Popular Newsletter, From Top Newsletter Authors

    Fast Company
    Rebecca Greenfield
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    A look at the six most popular newsletters on TinyLetter and what they're doing right.So you want to start a newsletter. The medium is having a moment, a phenomenon even the New York Times' esteemed media critic has noticed. The time to jump on the bandwagon, before #brands take over and ruin everything, is now.Read Full Story
  • PlaceUs Uses Context Awareness To Maintain Close Connections Through Automation

    TechCrunch
    Julian Chokkattu
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
     There is no shortage of tracking apps used by families and loved ones to keep an eye on another, whether it’s to know where they are or for safety concerns. Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Selling tips for the non-salesperson

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Not all of us are born with a gift for sales, so Entrepreneur’s Jeff Shore brings us the wisdom of author and unlikely master salesman Garrett Buhl Robinson, boiled down to five basic tips. Shore and his wife noticed Robinson engaging random park-goers in New York City in conversation, an impressive accomplishment in and of itself. Buhl isn’t your typical salesman in the least, but after successfully selling three self-published books, he definitely has a few secrets up his sleeve we can all learn from. 1. Initiate contact. Robinson positions himself at the intersection of…
  • Game of Thrones farewells [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    If you’re still missing your weekly “Game of Thrones” fix and feel like reliving the bloody fate of your favorite characters, then satisfy your craving for gore with this infographic from Fishfinger Creative Agency. Warning: Spoiler alert. Via Fishfinger. Like infographics? So do we.
  • 10-year-old and her younger sister dominate a heavy metal song [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When you think heavy metal you probably don’t think preteen girls. But these two are here to prove you wrong. They also prove that Rocksmith is pretty awesome. Take a look: That little girl can SING! Full story at Uproxx. More great music moments. Photo credit: Canva
  • 11 one-man (or woman) bands you need to know about [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    What happens when you take a classically trained violinist, give him a strong sense of melody and a loop pedal? Owen Pallett (formerly know as Final Fantasy) happens, what’s what. Besides his impressive solo projects, Pallett has also worked with bands like Arcade Fire and Beirut. The video below is from one of his earlier albums, and it showcases just how talented this guy is: See more great musicianship at the full article. Full story at Buzzfeed. More incredible music. Photo credit: Canva
  • 10 surprising reasons to visit an art museum [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Some of us don’t need a reason to go to an art museum. Others wouldn’t go if we were dragged by wild horses. This YouTube video makes a pretty convincing case that there are at least ten good reasons to check out an art museum, even if you don’t care about art so much. Take a look: Full story at YouTube. More great facts about art. Photo credit: Canva
 
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    Mashable

  • The Starter Guide to Classic Black and White Films

    Madeline Raynor
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Classic films can be intimidating. The era of iconic flicks before roughly the 1960s was largely dominated by black and white movies, which come with a certain level of culture shock for those who aren't used to the different aesthetics Aside from the lack of color, you must adjust to hand-drawn title cards, fake sets, that persistent classical music in the background, and a completely different acting style. It's especially intimidating to watch a film for the first time when it stars one of those legendary Hollywood actors like Humphrey Bogart or Katharine Hepburn See also: How Well Can You…
  • 2 Ukrainian Military Jets Shot Down Near MH17 Crash Site

    Amanda Wills
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Two of Ukraine's military fighter jets have been shot down in the embattled eastern part of the country, according to its Defense Ministry The jets were reportedly shot down over Saur Mogila, which is less than 15 miles from where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down less than a week ago See also: Russia Lays Out Its MH17 Evidence: 6 Questions It Can't Answer The Sukhoi-25 fighter jet may have been carrying up to two crew members each, says Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmitrashkovsky. The Defense Ministry also has preliminary information that two pilots ejected from the aircraft,…
  • Movie News Still Rules Comic-Con. Here's What You'll See This Year

    Josh Dickey
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    SAN DIEGO — It's been said that TV is taking over Comic-Con — that the movie studios that shoved comic books out of the spotlight years ago are losing their grip, as shows like Game of Thrones absorb attention and set up shop in Hall H. But when the lights go down in Hall H for say, Warner Bros., or Fox, or especially Disney/Marvel ... that's still the No. 1 reason more than 6,000 people spend the money, camp out overnight and line up to cram the giant room: to be among the first to hear the news, and the precious few to see the teasers, trailers and sizzle reels the studios bring…
  • Facebook Q2 Earnings: What to Expect

    Seth Fiegerman
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Two years after its turbulent IPO, Facebook is riding high. It has more than one billion monthly active users on mobile and mobile ads now account for the vast majority (59% as of last quarter) of total ad revenue, proving its successful transition to mobile. Its 1.2 billion-plus user base looks more impressive every time someone publishes an article about Twitter's user growth slowing at the 250 million mark. And the stock is hovering around $70 a share, approaching its all-time high The question now, ahead of Facebook's second quarter earnings report on Wednesday. is how much the social…
  • 15 Sci-Fi Books That Predicted the Future

    Andrea Romano
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sci-fi writers are really just modern day prophets when you think about it. With so many classic stories of dystopian futures, strange gadgets and exotic worlds, you're bound to stumble upon a couple accurate predictions in speculative fiction. Of course, some predictions are so accurate, they're scary. See also: 13 Short Stories That Will Blow Your Bind Perhaps these prophetic science fiction books were simply the inspiration for all of the world's modern day inventions — or maybe the writers are time travelers. Only time will tell. Want more great book recommendations from Mashable?
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    Fast Company

  • Tips On Crafting A Popular Newsletter, From Top Newsletter Authors

    Rebecca Greenfield
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    A look at the six most popular newsletters on TinyLetter and what they're doing right.So you want to start a newsletter. The medium is having a moment, a phenomenon even the New York Times' esteemed media critic has noticed. The time to jump on the bandwagon, before #brands take over and ruin everything, is now.Read Full Story
  • Damned If We Do: How Women And Minorities Get Penalized For Promoting Diversity

    Kathleen Davis
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    According to a new study, the best people to promote diversity in hiring are . . . white men?As Madeleine Albright famously intoned, "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."Read Full Story
  • Why You Should Be Working From Home Today

    Laura Vanderkam
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Prolonging the weekend with a work-from-home day is tempting, but Wednesday is actually the best day to work from home.If you decide you'd like to try working from home, you know the usual advice: schedule a meeting with your supervisor, and ask to try it one day a week.Read Full Story
  • Amazon Fire Phone Review: Ambitious And Inventive, But A Version 1.0 Product

    Harry McCracken
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Even a company like Amazon can't build a fully competitive phone on its first try.It's 2014. The dynamics of the smartphone business seem pretty well settled. The iPhone and handsets based on Google's Android have divvied up the market between them, leaving little room for underdog alternatives such as Windows Phone. Only a company of stratospheric ambition and audacity would arrive on the scene with a smartphone based on yet another new platform.Read Full Story
  • Google Announces $1 Million Engineering Challenge

    KC Ifeanyi
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The task: Build a laptop-size power inverter.Google has $1 million with your name on it: All you have to do is prove you're nothing short of an engineering god.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • PlaceUs Uses Context Awareness To Maintain Close Connections Through Automation

    Julian Chokkattu
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
     There is no shortage of tracking apps used by families and loved ones to keep an eye on another, whether it’s to know where they are or for safety concerns. Read More
  • Can’t Manage A Standing Desk? Meet Cubii, The Sitting Exerciser

    Natasha Lomas
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
     Sitting down — and the sedentary lifestyle it encourages — is killing you, slowly but surely. The problem is, standing desks aren’t for everyone. Making the switch is a big deal. I love mine but it took a week of pain and suffering to go from seat to feet, and it still feels pretty tough on calves and soles after a full day-long standing stretch. So here’s a third… Read More
  • POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version

    Catherine Shu
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
     POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors. POP, which launched for iPhone first, also released a new version that can be used to create apps for iPads, Android devices, and desktop as well. Read More
  • The Pressures Driving Adaptive Re-Use and Silicon Valley’s Strange Reverse Commute

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
     Given Google’s recent purchase of a building on the Embarcadero and the city’s move to effectively block Pinterest from relocating its headquarters into a specially-zoned building in the design district, I wanted to point out a few things. San Francisco is now at record employment levels after adding 60,000 jobs over the last four years. Commercial rents are hovering… Read More
  • This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

    Greg Kumparak
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
     I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July. Motorola and VivaLnk have made a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked. Who needs gestural passwords or face recognition when you can unlock your phone like a time traveling space wizard? Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Same as it ever was

    Seth Godin
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Here are two of the first photographic portraits ever taken, far more than a hundred years ago: They could have been taken with Instagram, no? I'm all in favor of self-driving cars and advanced robotics that will change everything. But few of us get to do that for a living. Mostly, we find new ways to do old things, better. No need to fool yourself into holding back just because your innovation or product doesn't contain a flavor that's never been tasted before or an experience previously unimagined. Find something that will touch us, move us, improve us or change us. Then ship.
  • Where's your bumper?

    Seth Godin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:19 am
    If you spend just a few minutes listening to a great radio station, you'll know it's them. They've worked hard to make sure that the promos they run sound unique and welcome and friendly. You're home. People in radio call these little promo moments, "bumpers." Now that we're all in the media business, we can have them too. During their glory days, MTV understood this. Anyone could run music videos, of course, but the promos, the little in-between shorts, those could only belong to one network. Many listeners to Sirius/XM recoil when they hear the incessant bumpers that run on channels devoted…
  • Finding your peer group

    Seth Godin
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. They are people who will push you in exchange for being pushed, who will raise the bar and tell you the truth. They're not in your business, but they're in your shoes. Finding a peer group and working with them, intentionally and on a regular schedule, might be the single biggest boost your career can experience.        
  • Go first

    Seth Godin
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Before you're asked. Before she asks for the memo, before the customer asks for a refund, before your co-worker asks for help. Volunteer. Offer. Imagine what the other person needs, an exercise in empathy that might become a habit.        
  • Two new videos

    Seth Godin
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    No content online is 'rare', but here are two presentations you might not have seen before: ...from the Maker Faire, and here's a speech I did last year at Nearly Impossible in Brooklyn: Seth Godin | Nearly Impossible 2013 from Nearly Impossible on Vimeo.        
 
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    WIRED

  • How Do You Model a Spring?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    This was my greatest lecture. Yes, everyone has looked at springs before. But has anyone done all of this in one single lecture? Have they? Yes, they probably have. Here is my version. Stretching a Spring Here is a spring hanging vertically with a mass on the end – a 100 gram mass. The mass […]
  • A New Line of Running Gear for People Who Love Old-School Style

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    You could call Tracksmith the anti-Nike. The silhouettes more varsity track team than intergalactic sprinter.
  • A Wacky Device That Turns Polluted Air Into Glitch Art

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    The sensors translate air data into volts, and an Arduino algorithmically translates those volts into shapes and colors.
  • The WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: The Wire

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    It’s hot out there in these streets. That’s why we’re hooking you up with a good excuse to lay low in your living room: mainlining The Wire.
  • You Can Now Pay 99 Cents to Read 15,000 Marvel Comics Online

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    With the doors almost ready to open for Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive, Marvel Unlimited—for only 99 cents. For the next week, a dollar will buy you a month of total access to Marvel's online cache of over 15,000 comics.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 10 Ways to Exponentially Grow Your Traffic in 30 Days

    Guest Blogger
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    This is a guest contribution from Marcus Taylor of Venture Harbour. In Western cultures, there is a prevailing belief that you ‘work your way to the top’, ‘climb the ladder’, and make slow and steady efforts to achieve success. This way of thinking is undoubtedly a smart approach, particularly for bloggers. However, there is an equally smart, yet opposing, belief that’s more common in certain Eastern cultures: leapfrogging straight to the top. At the beginning of 2014, I decided to get smart about my blogging. By concentrating on the things that made the biggest difference, I…
  • Top Tips to Help You Nail That Blogging Job Application

    Guest Blogger
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Image via flazingo.com This is a guest contribution from Steff Green, of WorkflowMax. Recently I wrote a post about my experiences as a company looking to hire another blogger for our team. Today I’m putting on my blogger hat and I’m looking at what the experience taught me about how a blogger can improve his/her chances of landing a blogging job at a company. Who am I? I’m Steff. I used to be a freelance blogger, but one of my clients, WorkflowMax – a cloud-based project management software for service businesses – offered me a full-time position as a blogger, I jumped at…
  • Script Video Marketing Success with the Right Content

    Guest Blogger
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    This is a guest contribution from Amy Brown of Wordprax.com. Videos don’t have a magic wand, as believed by certain marketeers (both amateurs and seasoned ones).  Threading video marketing success is hard work, and requires a fair bit of creativity. While it’s true that video content can enhance engagement at a much greater rate than its more static counterparts, if quality  is being compromised, your video marketing endeavor isn’t going to get as far as it could. And the reason is simple enough – as opposed to the other forms of advertising, video marketing is…
  • 5 Key Elements for a Successful Women’s Blog

    Guest Blogger
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Image via Flickr user Liquine This is a guest contribution by Renee from Beautifille.com This year marks 10 years of my blogging career, and after starting several women’s blogs (some successful, some not), and being an avid reader of them myself, I’ve learn the key elements in what makes a blog “make it” or not. Here they are. Key #1: Make Sure Your Blog is Visually Great I usually try not to generalize, but let’s face it: women like pretty things. We notice, pay attention and are attracted by how something looks. Having a good blog design is vital because at the end of the day,…
  • 2 Simple Ways to Customise Your Facebook Updates

    Darren Rowse
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Today I want to share a Facebook tip that I’m sure many ProBlogger readers will already know, but which I am sure some have not heard about. Every single time I share it, I get “wow, I never knew that!” comments. It’s all to do with how Facebook lets you customise your status updates when sharing links on your Facebook page. OK – so here’s what happens when you add a link into the status update on your Facebook page before you hit ‘post’. You can see Facebook has found an image that it thinks that you should use, has pulled in the page title…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Fly Simplifies Stitching and Editing iPhone Videos

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    iOS: If you frequently shoot videos on your iPhone, you should download Fly. This new video editor app makes it easy to stitch together up to four videos, add music or voiceovers, and even cool effects like picture-in-picture.Read more...
  • Make and Store Poached Eggs Up to Two Days for Easier Breakfast

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Poached eggs aren't always easy to make, but this new trick will make you want to master them. Apparently, there is a way to store poached eggs in a refrigerator for up to two days, so you can make a bunch of them in one go for fuss-free breakfast.Read more...
  • FossaMail is a 64-bit Optimized, Faster Thunderbird Clone for Windows

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Windows: Mozilla's Thunderbird is a solid email client, but it can be a bit sluggish and it still doesn't support 64-bit processors. FossaMail is a freely downloadable clone optimized for 64-bit systems, all while supporting the same extensions.Read more...
  • Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of Essential Chrome Extensions

    Thorin Klosowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Google's Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It's tough to sift through the store to find what's useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.Read more...
  • The Luv Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Simplicity and home screens go together like a horse and carriage. This design, from My Color Screen user alicarbovader features everything you need on one home screen, including weather, calendar, communication badges and more.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Addresses iOS 'Backdoor' Concerns by Outlining Legitimate Uses for Targeted Services

    Eric Slivka
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Earlier this week, forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski attracted attention for his disclosures of what appeared to be "backdoors" in iOS that could allow for covert data collection of users' information from their devices. While Apple issued a statement denying that anything nefarious was involved, the company has now posted a new support document (via Cabel Sasser) offering a limited description of the three services highlighted in Zdziarski's talk.Each of these diagnostic capabilities requires the user to have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer. Any data transmitted…
  • iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite May Launch Separately Despite Integration Features

    Husain Sumra
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    While iOS and Mac OS X have traditionally followed different release schedules, Apple's recently announced Continuity features suggested it was possible for Apple's two operating systems to debut at the same time. However, Apple is planning to stagger the releases of both iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite, reports 9to5Mac, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. iOS 8 is expected to launch in September alongside the iPhone 6 while OS X Yosemite will not launch until October. Apple used the same release schedule last year, launching iOS 7 alongside the iPhone 5s in September and OS X…
  • Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit From 20,000 Employees Over Alleged Labor Code Violations

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apple is facing a class action lawsuit in California over a number of alleged Labor Code violations, with the company being accused of not providing timely meal breaks, timely rest breaks, and timely final paychecks, reports TechCrunch.Plaintiffs bring this Class Action against Defendants to recover for, among other things, failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to furnish accurate itemized wage statements, and failure to pay timely wages on the end of employment, interest, attorneys' fees, penalties, costs, and expenses on behalf of themselves, the Plaintiff Class, and the…
  • iPad Sales Total 225 Million Units Since 2010 as Apple Claims 'Significant Innovation' Coming

    Richard Padilla
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    During today's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared new information on the state of the iPad, including details on overall sales since the product launched a little over four years ago, recent growth in different markets, and hints at future plans. It was revealed earlier that sales of the iPad were down for the second straight quarter in a row, as the company sold a total of 13.3 million iPads, down from 14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Cook said that iPad sales have totaled to 225 million units since 2010, as the current iPad Air and iPad mini have hit 98% and 100% customer…
  • Apple Acquired 29 Companies Since Beginning of Fiscal 2014, Including Five Since April

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    During today's third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 29 companies over the course of the last nine months, including five new companies after the end of the March quarter. Of the 29 companies purchased, some are known but many remain unknown. Only two of Apple's newest acquisitions have been revealed, including LuxVue Technology in early May Spotsetter in June, leaving three unknown acquisitions. The May acquisition of Beats was not counted in the 29 company total because the deal, which was Apple's most expensive purchase to date,…
 
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  • Experimental Life

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    On the Owner’s Mind podcast, I ask a question or two about experimenting, and how I might better help you. MOST of the time, I interview nice people, but this is something different. I’m sharing this here, so if you’re a blog subscriber but not a podcast subscriber, you can rectify that magically. :)
  • Sponsored Posts Would Work Better If You Improved Context

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    People are talking about how sponsored posts are showing up in their stream on places like Instagram these days. I saw one the other day for some TV show. It was a bit jarring, because I was pretty sure I wasn’t following Liev Schreiber. And that’s the thing. A sponsored post would work so much better if the people running the sponsored posts improved context. Sponsored Posts Are Useful I’m a fan of sponsored posts, but only if they match the intentions of the person creating them. For instance, later today, I’ll be launching a project with Jacq on BossFit about the…
  • Evolution

    Chris Brogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    I started journaling in 1998. It wasn’t called blogging until much later. I had no business intent. I just wanted to share stories I’d written that the mainstream had no interest in publishing. Along the way, I learned a lot (mostly by failing and adjusting), and became a New York Times bestselling author who speaks to princesses and heads of huge companies like Disney (also in the princess business). How did I get here? Evolution is a Matter of Perception, Growth, and Persistence When I started, I wanted to share stories. Along the way, I got interested in other topics…
  • Understanding Value

    Chris Brogan
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    My friend, Anthony is one of the best salesmen I’ve ever met. Whenever I ask him the key to selling, he says the same thing every time without hesitation: “Sales is about creating value.” Understanding Value My universe has shifted into amazing alignment lately. Ever since ferreting out what I REALLY know how to help people do better, and how that will add value to their lives, I’ve been on fire. And even then, I started like I usually do: with a bad first attempt. But now, my Owner’s Path course is going to really be my best ability to add value back to your…
  • What You Think You Sell

    Chris Brogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:58 am
    There’s what you say you sell, what you think you sell, and what others think you sell. I’m in a bit of a quandary. I think these three facets don’t line up really well right now. I know what I sell and what I intend to sell. But I need feedback from you. What do you SEEK from me? Not what I’m selling. What do you SEEK? What are you hoping to glean? When you come here, you say, “If I read X, I’ll be able to do something in my world HERE (where?). I’d love to know the answer to this from your perspective. If you’re shy, email it to me: chris @…
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    Copyblogger

  • Beyond Niches: Tap Into This Psychological Driver to Create the Ultimate Message

    Demian Farnworth
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The number of blog posts published every day is absurd. Let’s just say it exceeds the population of the four largest countries in the world and be done with it. Maybe that’s true and maybe it isn’t. The point is — and we all know it — the volume of written content online is overwhelming. And let’s not forget about other media: videos, podcasts, Google+ Hangouts, photographs, etc. Shock is one way to describe our reaction to the tonnage dumped each day. Despair is another — especially for content producers who want to find an audience. The…
  • Case Study: How One Veteran’s Podcast Built a Million-Dollar Business

    Beth Hayden
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    After spending many years in traditional career fields — including real estate, finance, and eight years as an Army Officer — John Lee Dumas still felt unfulfilled. He couldn’t shake the feeling that his real calling was still out there — that there must be a way for him to feel excited to go to work every day. He took a leap of faith and launched an interview-based business podcast called EntrepreneurOnFire. Within its first few months, the podcast became a top-ranked iTunes business podcast and earned a coveted spot on the “Best of iTunes” list. The podcast…
  • 5 Subtle Writing Strategies That Drive Email Signups

    Ramsay Taplin
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Email subscribers are your protection from Google. Even Brian Clark agrees with me on that one. Your email list is a group of readers who have chosen to get information from you. They want to hear from you, and you want a large email list that is full of potential clients or customers. But how do you gain more email subscribers? You already have so many ongoing content marketing tasks. When it comes to growing your email list, which methods work and which ones are a waste of time? In this post, I’m going to share five writing strategies I use on my blogs and online advertising campaigns…
  • No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients

    Henneke
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You sit down at your desk. You start your computer. You check Google Analytics and your email provider dashboard. A deep sigh escapes from your soul. Why is your number of email subscribers still so low? Why aren’t readers flocking to your blog? And when will those business inquiries finally arrive? We all know that blogging is hard work, but what should you do when your efforts don’t seem to pay off? Should you cross your fingers and keep plugging away? Hope that your readership will snowball? Pray that business inquiries will soon flood your inbox? You need a new blog strategy, not…
  • Pamela Wilson Is Now Working With the Copyblogger Team

    Sonia Simone
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am so pleased to announce that Pamela Wilson is going to be working with the Copyblogger Media team on some cool new projects. You may know Pamela from her many Copyblogger posts, or from her business, Big Brand System, where she gives out lots of great business and design advice to help business owners look more professional, cohesive, and successful. She’s an award-winning graphic designer and marketing consultant who’s been helping small businesses and large organizations create “big brands” since 1987. Pamela also has a real gift for taking complex marketing tasks and…
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    Macworld

  • TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.
  • Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the latest version of Dreamweaver, Adobe adds even more visual aids—so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view. But it’s not FrontPage 98 or PageMill 2.0, by a long shot—Dreamweaver CC 2014 is so deep and so complex that you’ll spend as much time learning the application as you do building your pages.What you see As in previous versions, Dreamweaver CC 2014 has three primary ways of presenting Web content: straight code view, the Design view, and the Live view (a WYSIWYG view, or what is supposed to be an…
  • iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.
  • Snapheal review: Make those background objects in your photos go away

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2014. Every day (except weekends) from July until September, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a standout free, low-cost, or great-value program. You can view a list of this year’s apps, updated daily, on our handy GemFest chart, and you can visit the Mac Gems homepage for past Mac Gems reviews.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Why Is Internet Still So Slow And Expensive In The U.S.?

    David Sobotta
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Most people in the United States can't get a decent Internet connection.That seems like a simple enough problem, but there is no easy solution. To make matters more confusing, most information floating around about broadband availability is confusing and contradictory. A lot needs to be sorted out before we get decent connections at an affordable price. Take the National Broadband Map. Many of us in the industry define true broadband as a symmetric connection with at least 100Mbps.  If you believe the National Broadband map, 97% of North Carolina (where I live) has access…
  • Researchers Won't Reveal How To Break Tor's Anonymous Web Browsing

    Selena Larson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Attendees of the Black Hat security conference were looking forward to finding out next month how the average person can identify people using Tor, a browser that masks the identity of users so people can do things like buy and sell drugs online and communicate privately without fear of people intercepting their chats and emails.But lawyers from Carnegie Mellon University, where the researchers work, requested that Black Hat pull the talk, Reuters reported. The speakers are researchers at the university. The talk was titled “You Don’t Have To Be the NSA to Break Tor:…
  • Soylent's Secret Ingredient Isn't People—It's Excuses

    Selena Larson
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    You’ve made a huge mistake ...... is what people usually say whenever I tell them I’ve ordered the would-be food substitute Soylent. I’m starting to believe them, because an order I placed last November has yet to show up, despite promises from the company that makes it. And I'm not the only one complaining about missing Soylent.Soylent UnseenThe smoothie-like nutritional drink made waves last year when its founder claimed the vitamin-rich potion could replace eating by providing powdered versions of the nutrients their body needs to survive. That's why I decided to give it a try…
  • Want To Make Money In Apps? Develop For Business

    Matt Asay
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Poverty, thy name is mobile app development.According to VisionMobile’s latest survey of over 10,000 app developers, at least half of all developers make less than $500 per app per month. Sure, there are developers who make a tidy income building mobile apps, but developers are twice as likely to make nothing at all than $10,000 per month. As ReadWrite's Dan Rowinski writes, this has hollowed out the middle class of mobile app development. See also: Among Mobile App Developers, The Middle Class Has DisappearedBut there's a way out for those looking to increase their odds of striking it…
  • The iPad’s Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Adriana Lee
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Apple had a pretty good quarter in the April-June period. It pulled in $37.4 billion in revenue, with a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, a healthy increase over $35.3 billion in revenue and a net profit of $6.9 billion in the year-earlier quarter.But there's one thing that could keep CEO Tim Cook, new CFO Luca Maestri and the rest of the Apple crew from high-fiving: limp iPad sales. Again. The iPad’s Doing The Electric SlideCompared to a year earlier, iPhone unit sales were up 20% t0 32.5 million; Macs were up 18%. iPad unit sales, however, dropped 9% to 13.3 million tablets.
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    Smashing Magazine

  • You May Be Losing Users If Responsive Web Design Is Your Only Mobile Strategy

    Maximiliano Firtman
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    You resize the browser and a smile creeps over your face. You’re happy: You think you are now mobile-friendly, that you have achieved your goals for the website. Let me be a bit forward before getting into the discussion: You are losing users and probably money if responsive web design is your entire goal and your only solution for mobile. The good news is that you can do it right. In this article, we’ll cover the relationship between the mobile web and responsive design, starting with how to apply responsive design intelligently, why performance is so important in mobile, why responsive…
  • How Do You Design Interaction?

    Luca Leone
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    If you have to design an interface it’s almost obvious to think to begin the process by drawing. But is this the best way? I once casually started by writing an imagined human-computer conversation, and only afterwards I continued by drawing. This changed my way of thinking and I never went back to drawing first. This article will explain the reasons behind my decision. I have always been a huge admirer of the guys at Basecamp1. Some time ago, I was reading a tweet by Jason Zimdars, one of its designers: Zimdar’s tweet2 “UI design starts with words.” He wasn’t joking. The…
  • The Mystery Is Resolved: Chirpy Birds, Lost Numbers and Pretty Slow Wheels

    Vitaly Friedman
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Experiments and side projects are wonderful ways to challenge yourself and explore areas that you wouldn’t usually consider exploring. That’s what Smashing Mystery Riddles1 are for us: little experiments that challenge us to come up with something new, original and a bit crazy—every single time. The ideas are usually a synthesis of the things we discover, stumble upon or try out ourselves—and oh my, they take quite some time to get right. The most recent riddle2 took quite a lot of time spent fiddling and getting right (and Guillaume, the designer, wasn’t that happy…
  • Useful Adobe Fireworks Resources: Extensions (Part 1)

    Michel Bozgounov
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Fireworks is an excellent UI design tool; however, Adobe decided to feature-freeze1 it back in 2013 and (at the same time) did not offer any replacement tool to its users. Nevertheless, since Fireworks runs fine today on the latest Mac OS X and Windows OS, and since it still offers a solid UI-design feature set, many designers continue to use it and rely on it daily. For those of you who are searching for a similar tool, Sketch 3.02 seems to be a pretty good alternative to Fireworks, but it’s still not quite there yet; it’s Mac-only, and while its vector tools are very good and it…
  • Scaling Down The BEM Methodology For Small Projects

    Maxim Shirshin
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front-end development is no longer about individual frameworks. Tools are available — we merely have to choose. To make the right choices for your project, you need to start with a general approach, or methodology. But most methodologies have been created by big companies? Are they still useful for small companies, or do we need to reinvent them at a small scale? You probably already know of BEM121, one of those methodologies developed by a big company — namely, Yandex2. BEM posits that three basic entities (blocks, elements and modifiers) are enough to define how to author HTML…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • What does each side really want?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Hamas and Israel are locked in a deadly battle. What will it take to end the cycle of violence? WHAT HAMAS WANTS |
  • What does each side really want?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Hamas and Israel are locked in a deadly battle. What will it take to end the cycle of violence? WHAT HAMAS WANTS |
  • Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields, but Palestinians say Israel is bombing "a captive civilian child population."
  • Human shields?

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians and their institutions as shields, but Palestinians say Israel is bombing "a captive civilian child population."
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    23 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mia McCormick!

    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Let me start by saying, I don’t take photos professionally. But wait, don’t stop reading! Hear me out. My name is Mia McCormick and before I took a position at KelbyOne, I spent a decade telling stories and interviewing some of the most influential people in the world in the name of TV News. Now I’ve spent the last two years interviewing the very best photographers on the planet, for KelbyOne. I’ve grilled them about technique and business plans. I’ve asked them about gear and studio decisions. But some of the most important conversations, often get the least amount of attention,…
  • Announcing My New Book, “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes”

    Scott Kelby
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s official — the latest book in my series is headed to bookstores in just a few weeks, and the video above tells you what makes this new addition, called “Part 5 — Photo Recipes” different than the rest.You can preorder the book right now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or direct from us and be the first to receive the book when it ships in a couple of weeks. It’s only around $17 street price, which is an awesomely low price (it’s about impossible to find something for photography that only costs $17 bucks, right? This puppy is a steal).I’m…
  • Five Photography Workshops I Would Love to Attend (and you might, too!)

    Scott Kelby
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I absolutely LOVE to learn new stuff, and if I get a chance to sit in another photographer’s class, or spend a day in their workshop, I jump at the chance. Here are five (in no particular order) that are coming up that I would really love to attend (and I’m hoping to get to at least a few of these as a student myself).(1) Frank Doorhof’s Ultimate Workshop Weekend I remember the first time I saw Frank teach in person. I caught his first class, and then went back three more times, taking notes every time. Frank is one of the people I’ve learned the most from about…
  • My First Studio Shoot Using Lightroom Mobile

    Scott Kelby
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    When I posted this behind-the-scenes iPhone pic yesterday on FB and Twitter, and mentioned I was using Lightroom Mobile (that it running on my iPad), I had lots of questions of how and why we used so I thought I’d tackle that here today on the blog.Why Lightroom Mobile? First, I know there are lots of apps (OK, at least a few) that will let you transfer your images from your camera over into your iPad so you can see them during a shoot. In fact, Terry White had a great article on shooting straight from an Eye-fi Wireless SD card, through an App, right over to your iPad (here’s the…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Win A FREE Pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas! Submit your best photos to this contest for your chance to win a FREE pass to Photoshop World Las Vegas! The big winner will also have their photo published in Photoshop User magazine AND get a free year of KelbyOne! The winner will be chosen by a panel including Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, Peter Hurley, Tamara Lackey, and Erik Valind. The deadline to submit is August 2, so click here and share your best work!Behind The Lens: In-Depth Portfolio Reviews with Joe McNally and Scott Kelby Join Joe McNally and Scott Kelby for an evening of…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Taking your DSLR into the Backcountry Safely

    Erin Fitzgibbon
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In the Northern Hemisphere summer is finally here and that means it’s the beginning of camping season. It’s time to haul out the tent, the propane stove, the canoe, the bug hat and the DSLR. You visit all these beautiful places, gain a sense of peace and respect for Mother Nature, then come home and wish you were still there. Having beautiful, sharp images of the brutal trail you faced, the noisy bird that woke you at dawn, or the incredible sunset you experienced can make the experience all the more rich. The added bonus is you have some fantastic images you can hang on the wall…
  • Overcoming the Fear – Creating Better Travel Photography Portraits

    Oded Wagenstein
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pick up Oded’s new Snapn Guide (a dPS sister company) Snapn Travel here for only $7. A lifetime of travel memories in a Snap. Traveling is fun and rewarding, but sharing memories of your journeys with friends, family and the world through your own beautiful images can be even better. Especially rewarding are images of the interesting people you meet along the way, because creating travel photography portraits can be an amazing addition to your portfolio. But, if taking pictures of strangers while interacting with them makes you uneasy, maybe even feeling a bit of fear? GOOD! Then this…
  • How To Photograph Shy Adults

    Annie Tao
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Some people are not as comfortable in front of the camera as others. Perhaps they are shy, or perhaps they believe they have physical “imperfections”, so they aren’t at ease when it comes to having their photo taken. (I put quotes around that term because often these are not imperfections at all, but rather, beautiful parts of their body that they over-think.) Unless they are a professional model, most people fall into this category to some degree. If they don’t feel comfortable, it will show in the photos. Luckily, there are things you can do that may help. Give your…
  • Creating Abstract Images in Nature

    Bruce Wunderlich
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What is a working definition of “abstract” nature photography? Nature so easily lends itself to subjects realistic and dream-like, but what about abstract? You may have heard it said “If it is recognizable as an object – it is not an abstract,” but let’s challenge that notion. There are no clear rules to abstract photography. The object of the photo may or may not be recognizable. Abstract images may contain a small portion of an object or multiple objects. An abstract will often concentrate on a limited area of a subject that reveals a shape, pattern, form, color…
  • Seeing More Creatively with Bryan Peterson

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Bryan Peterson is well known for his photography books and workshops. He’s also now one of the featured photography teachers on Adorama TV. You can get his book Learning to See Creatively on Adorama.com. In these three videos Bryan gives us a few tips on doing just that. Seeing Creatively This first video is a quick tip on using Selective Focus: In this second video Bryan is leading a workshop, ironically on the Oregon coast where I was just two weeks ago. This video shows how to get creative shooting things on the beach. Make note they are shooting a starfish but they did not harm it…
 
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    Strobist

  • On-Assignment: Full-Sun Group Shot

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you have never done it before, lighting a group shot outdoors in full sun can be daunting. After all, sun is pretty bright. And your subject is pretty big and thus harder to light at a high level.But with a leaf-shutter camera and a couple of battery powered monoblocs, you can easily own the sun and just about anything you can put under it.Read more »
  • Avatar

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    My last head shot had been getting a little long in the tooth. So on a whim the other day, I redid it.Gotta keep things fresh, I always say. So I try to redo my head shot every seven years, whether it needs it or not.As photographers, we only get to see one side of the equation—and that does not involve looking down the barrel of the gun, either. So being on the receiving end is always a learning experience. Even more so when you are on the shooting and receiving end. Read more »
  • On Assignment: Cellist Carolyn Rosinsky

    13 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I love shooting at mix. Especially when there are epic clouds on the move. And even more so while monitoring my Dark Skies app to know exactly when the rain will start falling on a OMGHowMuchDidThatThingCost? cello.Just keeps things interesting, you know?Read more »
  • Do This: Sara Lando in US for Workshops in August

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Whatcha doing in mid/late August? If you are within striking distance of Baltimore or Atlanta, you have a one-off chance to do something cool and fun that will change the way you approach your photography: spend a day (or two) with Italian conceptual portrait photographer Sara Lando.After spending a couple years convincing her to come to the US, Zack Arias and I are this summer hosting Sara for two weekends of seminars and workshops in Atlanta and Baltimore. We are doing this because A) it's an awesome experience (trust us on that) and B) it's a lot easier than getting all you guys…
  • On Traveling With Your Camera

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    In January Strobist was restructured from a standard, 2x/week blog into a core knowledge archive. Rather than publishing all of the time, we made the 2,000-post archive more organized and accessible. Now, Strobist only updates when there is something meaningful to say. I did this to flip the signal to noise ratio (seriously, who needs to read that many photoblog posts every day) and to create some time for two significant projects. The first of which, The Traveling Photographer, has just dropped.Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Pentax firmware v1.10 for K-3 adds diffraction correction

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Pentax has released new firmware for its flagship K-3 DSLR, adding a new function - diffraction correction to the lens corrections menu. Firmware v1.10 also improves processing times when Digital Filters and Color Fringe Correction are applied, tweaks exposure bracketing in TAv mode, offers improved AWB performance and the usual 'improved stability for general performance'. Click through for more details and a download link.
  • Shiny object: Leica T Shooting Experience

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    It's not a surprise that Leica's first autofocus mirrorless system camera is a thing of beauty - nor that it's wildly expensive. The Leica T (Typ 701) uses a 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor, and its operation is almost entirely dependent on a couple of dials and a large touchscreen. It may be beautiful, but a camera can't get by on its looks alone. See how it fared in our field testing. Read more
  • Registration Now Open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Registration is now open for PhotoPlus Expo 2014, the annual photographic tradeshow that takes place in New York City, every autumn. This year's show runs from October 29 - November 1 2014 in the Javits Convention Center, and the theme of the event (aside from photography of course) is Halloween. Click through for more details. 
  • Xiaomi unveils Mi 4 high-end phone with 8MP front camera

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, today. With a metal frame and a distinctly iPhone-esque design the Mi 4 looks like a premium product and its specification sheet confirms this initial impression, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC and 3GB RAM. Main camera specs appear standard for current-generation Android phones, with a 13MP rear camera but an unusually high-resolution 8MP at the front. Click through for more details.
  • Ready for its close-up: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom was a game-changer, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 changed the game yet again when it was introduced last month. With its 1"-type 20.1MP CMOS sensor and 25-400mm equiv. F2.8-4.0 lens it's an ideal candidate for travel, offering a larger-than-average sensor and generous zoom range. With 4K video recording and a lower MSRP, it gave the already-impressive RX10 a run for the money. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
  • 3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people like to see their photos larger on screen, I wanted to give you some of the shortcuts and secret handshakes to help make that happen 1. Just press the F key (for Full Screen) – This is definitely the simplest. Where ever you are in Lightroom, just press F for Fullscreen and Lightroom will show the photo full screen with all of the interface hidden. 2. If you want to zoom in to 100% (or some other amount), just go to the Navigator panel in the Library or Develop module. Then click the Fill, 1:1, or custom zoom option at the top left. Oh…
  • 10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There’s been speculation for a while now, but it’s confirmed. Apple is stopping future development of Aperture. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Aperture actually came out right around the time when Lightroom did (even a little before). But it’s been stagnant on version 3 for a while now, and Lightroom has continually pulled ahead. Anyway, all the debates over which is/was better don’t matter much now. If you’re an Aperture user, it’s time to find something else to manage/edit your photos. So if you’ve been waiting to make the…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • AT&T, Apple Begin Paying $40 to U.S. iPad 3G Purchasers After Unlimited Data Lawsuit

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    AT&T and Apple have begun sending out payments to consumers in the United States who purchased an original iPad 3G, following the culmination of a long-running class action lawsuit over unlimited data. Originally settled in September of 2013, the lawsuit covered a $29.99 no-contract unlimited data plan that Apple and AT&T offered with the original iPad -- a deal that Steve Jobs advertised on stage when the tablet was revealed in January of 2010. In June of 2010, AT&T stopped offering the plan and replaced it with a 2GB for $25/month plan. AT&T did grandfather in users who had an…
  • iTunes by the Numbers: $4.5B Revenue, Billings up 25% Year-Over-Year, $20B Paid to Devs, 75B App Downloads

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    During its financial results call covering the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2014, Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes Store, which has become an increasingly important revenue source for the company in recent years, mainly due to the ever-growing popularity of the App Store. For the first fiscal nine months of the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services were the fastest growing part of Apple's business. iTunes billings grew 25 percent year over year to an all time quarterly high, largely due to the App Store. In the third quarter, iTunes…
  • Kenu Prepares for Larger iPhones with Lightweight Airframe+ Car Vent Mount

    Eric Slivka
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Kenu's Airframe smartphone car mount has proven popular with MacRumors readers, and with Apple all but certain to release larger iPhone models later this year Kenu has just released a new Airframe+ mount that accommodates thicker cases and devices with screen sizes up to six inches. Airframe+ with iPhone 5s in Apple case Like the original Airframe, much of the appeal of the Airframe+ comes from its simplicity and light weight, consisting of a simple spring-loaded clip to grip the device on the sides and a cone-shaped clip to attach to louvers of car vents. Weighing under an ounce and easily…
  • Hearthstone Expansion 'Curse of Naxxramas' Now Available on iOS and Mac

    Juli Clover
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Curse of Naxxramas, the first expansion for Blizzard's popular Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft collectible card game, is now available for download on PCs, Macs, and iPads. Like Naxxramas in World of Warcraft, Curse of Naxxramas in Hearthstone is a floating necropolis organized into five different wings, including the Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Military Quarter, Construct Quarter, and Frostwyrm Lair. Blizzard's Curse of Naxxramas launch event will see one new wing opening each week for approximately a month, beginning with the Arachnid Quarter. Every wing contains enemies and bosses…
  • Hands-On With Apple's New Tips App in iOS 8 Beta 4

    Juli Clover
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    iOS 8 beta 4, released earlier today, included a new app called Tips, which is designed to offer iOS 8 users information about all of the new features in the operating system. Tips was first hinted at during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, shown briefly on a display that rounded up dozens of unmentioned iOS 8 features, but it was missing from the iOS 8 betas until today. It was unclear what would be included in the Tips app, but it turns out Tips is a simple tutorial-style app that gives users a look at some of the various features in iOS 8, using text, images, and brief animations.
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    CNN Travel

  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
  • iReport: 15 beautiful ways to see Amsterdam

    hiufu
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The canals from different angles and seasons, the flower market, the Skinny Bridge and more favorite scenes from AmsterdamiReporter Anahita Valakche sums up the reasons to love Amsterdam pretty well: "Not only is Amsterdam full of amazing museums, the whole city feels like you are living in a painting. "My other favorite aspect of Amsterdam is its high standards of living and the quality of life -- even though it is one of the most crowded tourist spots in the world. "Also the people in Amsterdam are very friendly. Amsterdam is diverse in its culinary offerings and you can eat delicious…
  • Wimbledon without tennis: 10 things to do

    Guessy1
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • CNNGo in Amsterdam: Windmill beer, tulip vases and picnics in the park

    hiufu
    8 Jun 2014 | 9:27 pm
    An amazing photography museum, a classic cinema experience and the city's best street food feature in our monthly TV showCruising the canals of AmsterdamThe artistic side of AmsterdamAmsterdam's mouth-watering street foodThis month CNNGo cruises the canals of Amsterdam. Olympic field hockey player Floris Evers shares his perfect Saturday with a stroll through the Noodermarkt, a giant slice of Winkel's handmade apple pie and a picnic in scenic Vondelpark. We explore an artistic side of the city with gallery owners Diana Stigter, David Van Doesburg and Lilian Driessen, who show us the best…
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