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  • 22 pro tips to master NYC

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    Kate Rinsema
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Planning a move to New York City in the near future or just want to rub off some of that shiny, tourist glow before your first trip? The post 22 pro tips to master NYC appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Attack on U.S. ambassador part of South Korea's violent protest history

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death. The slashing of Ambassador Mark Lippert's face and arm was an extreme example, but America infuriates some leftist South Koreans because of its role in Korea's turbulent modern history. Washington, which backed the South during the 1950-53 Korean War against the communist North, still stations nearly 30,000 troops here and holds annual military drills with Seoul. That's something…
  • Ron Conway And Y Combinator: A Love Story

    Fast Company
    Max Chafkin
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    With Demo Day fast approaching for the current batch of YC founders, we check in with legendary angel investor Ron Conway."No one, VC or angel, has invested in more of the top startups than Ron Conway," Y Combinator founder Paul Graham recently wrote. "He knows what happened in every deal in the Valley, half the time because he arranged it."Read Full Story
  • Visually Raises $3.3M As Its Content Marketplace Expands Beyond Infographics

    TechCrunch
    Anthony Ha
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
     Visual.ly, a startup that helps companies create infographics, videos, and more, has raised $3.3 million in additional funding. The company launched with an infographic-building tool before switching to more of a marketplace model — by the time it raised its $8.1 million Series A last year, Visual.ly was billing itself a marketplace for “visual content,” a category that… Read More
  • The asymmetry of decay

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    When things get a little better every day, we take the good news for granted. It takes almost no time at all for the improvement to turn into an expectation and for the expectation to be taken for granted. But when things decay, we can't stop thinking about the loss, extrapolating the pattern all the way to doom, and then living with that doom, long before it arrives. This is a bug in the system of our culture, but that doesn't mean we can't work to hack it. When we curate our media intake (and create our own) and when we decide what story to tell ourselves (instead of accepting the story of…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 22 pro tips to master NYC

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Planning a move to New York City in the near future or just want to rub off some of that shiny, tourist glow before your first trip? The post 22 pro tips to master NYC appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 13 lessons in love from your favorite animated characters [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cartoons aren't just a good way to pass the time––they're a good source of life lessons. In fact, some of your favorite cartoon characters have helpful advice about love and relationships. Even the kids from "South Park." The post 13 lessons in love from your favorite animated characters [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The only 10 slides you need in a pitch [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    What entrepreneur wouldn't love to simply utter the phrase "Show me the money!" and have the angel investors and VCs line up with wallets open? Unfortunately, it's not that easy, but Guy Kawasaki is here to show you the ten slides -- yes, only ten -- your pitch presentation should have. The post The only 10 slides you need in a pitch [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 absurd facts about “50 Shades of Grey” [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    "50 Shades of Grey" is an unfortunate cultural phenomenon––or an amazing piece of literary and film genius, depending on who you ask. Whatever your thoughts on the topic, though, you'll be surprised to learn these ten weird facts. The post 10 absurd facts about “50 Shades of Grey” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Always dreamed of being the bad parent at the playground? The post Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Attack on U.S. ambassador part of South Korea's violent protest history

    The Associated Press
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death. The slashing of Ambassador Mark Lippert's face and arm was an extreme example, but America infuriates some leftist South Koreans because of its role in Korea's turbulent modern history. Washington, which backed the South during the 1950-53 Korean War against the communist North, still stations nearly 30,000 troops here and holds annual military drills with Seoul. That's something…
  • Fitbit acquires FitStar for personalized workouts

    Pete Pachal
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Fitbit is buying FitStar, an app that specializes in crafting custom exercise programs based on a user's body data and activity history. The two companies have been working together to integrate each other's services for a while, and in the wake of the deal those connections will deepen. Although the two will remain separate apps in the near-term, FitStar users will be able to publish their workouts immediately to the Fitbit app, and soon the apps will have single sign-on between them. See also: 25 Best Free Android Apps Fitbit is often regarded as an entry-level fitness tracker, but the…
  • 2.8-million-year-old jawbone found in Ethiopia came from our ancestors

    The Associated Press
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientists say. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like ancestors best known for the fossil skeleton Lucy. So it gives a rare glimpse of what very early members of our branch looked like. At about 2.8 million years old, the partial jawbone pushes back the fossil record by at least 400,000 years for our branch, which scientists call Homo. See also: 13 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2015 It was…
  • Conan in Cuba: Cigars, rum, and 6 other segments from his historic trip

    Josh Dickey
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Conan O'Brien has always been a little saltier when he leaves the studio: There's just something about venturing from behind the desk that brings out the late-night host's edgy side. When O'Brien visited Cuba last month — jumping at the chance just a couple of months after President Obama re-opened relations there — he became the first late-night host to do so since The Tonight Show's Jack Paar interviewed Fidel Castro there 50 years ago. And he definitely packed the rum punch SEE ALSO: David Letterman May Have Lost Some Battles, But He Won the Late-Night Wars Unlike a lot of…
  • Woman takes selfie in Walgreens photo booth then steals it

    Blathnaid Healy
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Digital photography has, you know, been around for a while now. But one woman forgot all about that when she walked out of a drugstore without paying for the selfies she'd just taken in the photo booth See also: Life imitates art. Art imitates selfies. Suffolk County Police Wednesday posted the pursed-lip selfie that the woman took in the Selden, New York, Walgreens on Jan. 14 to identify her They said she took multiple photos before leaving without paying and a cash reward of up to $5,000 has been offered for any information that leads to her arrest, the New York Post reported This is one…
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    Fast Company

  • Ron Conway And Y Combinator: A Love Story

    Max Chafkin
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    With Demo Day fast approaching for the current batch of YC founders, we check in with legendary angel investor Ron Conway."No one, VC or angel, has invested in more of the top startups than Ron Conway," Y Combinator founder Paul Graham recently wrote. "He knows what happened in every deal in the Valley, half the time because he arranged it."Read Full Story
  • Five Hidden Benefits Of Gossip

    Stephanie Vozza
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:19 am
    Conversations about other people might help us identify what's wrong in our lives and work. So how did gossip get such a bad rap?We've all been told that gossip is bad. Loose lips sink ships, as the World War II poster warned, yet relationship experts estimate that 65% to 80% of our daily conversations are about other people.Read Full Story
  • Meet The Woman Who Combined Neuroscience Tech And Mindfulness

    Lydia Dishman
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ariel Garten combined her background as a therapist and fashion designer to make Muse, the brainwave-reading wearable, a success.Ariel Garten has turned a knack for connecting the dots between things that seem to have nothing in common into a successful startup.Read Full Story
  • Etsy Files For IPO

    Chris Gayomali
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The goods seller is finally going public.Etsy, the Brooklyn-based online retailer that makes it easy for people to market and sell their handmade goods, is going public. The company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday and will trade under the symbol ETSY. Founded in 2005, the company is looking to raise $100 million.Read Full Story
  • Ad Legend Alex Bogusky Partners With Fusion: The Complicated Backstory

    Danielle Sacks
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    The man who once fronted for Burger King and Coca-Cola will now spearhead the social impact engine for the new millennial media company.Alex Bogusky, the ad world's agile master of reinvention, has now paired up with new media outfit, Fusion, which itself hopes to reinvent media. Fearless, as Bogusky and Fusion's "full-service social impact agency platform" is called, will work with companies, foundations, and nonprofits looking to court Fusion's millennial audience through socially minded campaigns that span TV, digital, and social. The agency will execute everything from concept to media…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Visually Raises $3.3M As Its Content Marketplace Expands Beyond Infographics

    Anthony Ha
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
     Visual.ly, a startup that helps companies create infographics, videos, and more, has raised $3.3 million in additional funding. The company launched with an infographic-building tool before switching to more of a marketplace model — by the time it raised its $8.1 million Series A last year, Visual.ly was billing itself a marketplace for “visual content,” a category that… Read More
  • Travel Startup Musement Secures €5M In Series A Funding

    Mike Butcher
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    Musement, a booking service for travel activities, has announced it’s raised €5 million in Series A funding from P101, 360 Capital Partners, Micheli Associati and Italian Angels for Growth. While there are many startups that claim to “curate travel experiences” Musement does this by concentrating on locations which might be harder to book in a seamless manner. Naturally… Read More
  • Red Hat Launches Its Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distribution

    Frederic Lardinois
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
     Almost a year ago now, Red Hat announced its plans to launch a Docker-centric version of its Enterprise Linux distribution and after a long beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host is now generally available. With Atomic Host, Red Hat is throwing its hat into the Docker ring and joining the likes of CoreOS in the enterprise container OS space. Project Atomic, which forms the basis of… Read More
  • Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Sounds Like It Could Stretch The Definition Of ‘iPad’

    Darrell Etherington
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
     Apple is working on a new, larger iPad as rumored, according to the Wall Street Journal, with suppliers told to gear up for production in the second half of this year. That’s a revised timeline from an earlier plan that targeted the first half of this year, but since the product’s existence hasn’t yet even been acknowledged by Apple, that kind of timetable change… Read More
  • Fitbit Confirms FitStar Acquisition To Bring Training To Its Fitness Portfolio

    Ryan Lawler
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
     Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we’ve heard the wearable maker could soon acquire FitStar, a startup which makes apps that might help motivate Fitbit customers to actually be more active. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The asymmetry of decay

    Seth Godin
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    When things get a little better every day, we take the good news for granted. It takes almost no time at all for the improvement to turn into an expectation and for the expectation to be taken for granted. But when things decay, we can't stop thinking about the loss, extrapolating the pattern all the way to doom, and then living with that doom, long before it arrives. This is a bug in the system of our culture, but that doesn't mean we can't work to hack it. When we curate our media intake (and create our own) and when we decide what story to tell ourselves (instead of accepting the story of…
  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
  • Sorry confusion

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

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    The animals have been an iconic part of the show, but circus executives decided to phase them out by 2018, pointing to growing public concern over how they are treated.
  • City Room: New York Today: Morning Storm

    By ANDY NEWMAN
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Thursday: Up to half a foot of snow, plummeting temperatures, and new Muslim holidays for city schools.
  • First Draft: Today in Politics

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Senate Democrats are increasingly alarmed about the fate of Loretta E. Lynch, with no announced plans for floor consideration of her nomination as attorney general and just the bare minimum number of Republicans necessary for confirmation expressing support for her.
  • E.C.B. to Begin Bond-Buying Program on Monday

    By JACK EWING
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    The European Central Bank also left its benchmark interest rate at 0.05 percent and revised its forecast for growth this year to 1.5 percent.
  • Libya Declares 11 Oil Fields Closed After ISIS Attacks

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    The National Oil Corporation blamed authorities in the Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed militias, for failing to protect the oil fields from suspected Islamic State militants.
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    WIRED

  • Is There Another Reason For Toyota to Make a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car?

    Rhett Allain
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Toyota is making a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. This might be a silly idea unless you already have hydrogen as a by product of nuclear fusion. The post Is There Another Reason For Toyota to Make a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car? appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Most Logical (And Craziest) MH370 Conspiracy Theories

    Jordan Golson
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A year later, we still have absolutely no sign of Malaysia Flight 370. So, what happened? Conspiracy theorists think they have the answer. The post The Most Logical (And Craziest) MH370 Conspiracy Theories appeared first on WIRED.
  • Snakes Aren’t Scary if You Put Them on Colored Backgrounds

    Jenna Garrett
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    From Adam and Eve to Snakes on a Plane, legend and pop culture confirms all that slithers is just a little bit creepy. Andrew McGibbon has made it his mission to change people’s minds, highlighting snakes’ beauty and elegance in his series Slitherstition. The post Snakes Aren’t Scary if You Put Them on Colored Backgrounds appeared first on WIRED.
  • Rock Band 4 Is Coming to Xbox One and PS4 This Fall

    Chris Kohler
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s official: Harmonix is getting the band back together. The maker of music games like Fantasia and Dance Central is reprising its once-massive Rock Band franchise after a five-year hiatus. It will release Rock Band 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall. You heard right: Plastic guitars. Living-room karaoke. It’s all coming back. Devotees […] The post Rock Band 4 Is Coming to Xbox One and PS4 This Fall appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Robot That Collapses Under Pressure (In a Good Way)

    Neel V. Patel
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the future, planetary exploration robots will be tied together with twine. The post A Robot That Collapses Under Pressure (In a Good Way) appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great

    Guest Blogger
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Dr Alice Boyes. Image via Flickr user Alessandra   Blogging is a world of infinite opportunity, but sometimes what’s holding you back is you. Check out these common problems and some suggested solutions to help you kick it up to the next level. 1. Imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is when, despite your accomplishments, you still feel like a fraud. As a consequence, you might: avoid networking with people who objectively are at or slightly above your level, avoid reaching for certain opportunities, and avoid pitching yourself. You might imagine other…
  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

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

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

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

  • Sour Cream, Crema, Crème Fraîche: What's the Difference?

    Susannah Chen
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Sour cream, crema, and crème fraîche: these three dairy products are often used to add a cool lusciousness and body to foods like potatoes, salads, and nachos. But while all three products are made the same way—by adding friendly bacteria to heavy cream—they're all technically different ingredients.Read more...
  • Google Releases Standalone PDF Viewer, For Those Without Google Drive

    Eric Ravenscraft
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Android: PDF viewers are a bit like parachutes: if you discover you don't have one right when you need it, you're immediately having a bad day. To help, Google has released a standalone PDF reader.Read more...
  • What's the Best All-In-One Computer?

    Alan Henry
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    All-in-one desktop computers can be great. They don't take up a lot of space, offer desktop-sized features and a nice big monitor for a modest price. The best ones look great on your desk, don't take up a ton of space, and have some other perks, too. This week, we want to know which you think are the best. Read more...
  • Breaking Delivers the News to Your Mac or iPhone Notification Center

    Alan Henry
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    OS X/iOS: Keeping up with the news is easy, but keeping up with news you care about can be trickier. Breaking is a new app that makes it easier. Simply add the sites that give you news you like to read, and stores from them will appear in your notifications center or drop-down on your Mac or iOS device. Read more...
  • How To Handle Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    Kristin Wong
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Buying a home is a huge endeavor. The paperwork, deadlines, and research can all be a little stressful. Couple it with selling a home at the same time, and it can turn into one big, overwhelming headache. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're buying and selling a home simultaneously.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc. Ten slides. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal. (The only difference between you and venture capitalist is that he…
  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

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

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Apple's much-rumored 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" could have Oxide LCD display technology and will enter mass production in the third quarter of 2015, according to DigiTimes. The report, citing sources within the supply chain, claims that Apple has elected to use oxide panels for the tablet after weighing the cost versus performance of display technologies a-Si, TFT LCD and Oxide LCD."Market rumors over the last six months have stated that Apple would aim to release the device in the first half of the year, with mass production occurring in the first quarter. The company, however, has been assessing…
  • BMW Denies Report of Electric Car Discussions With Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    German carmaker BMW on Thursday denied that its discussions with Apple involved developing an electric car, according to Reuters. German automotive magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported hours earlier that Apple and BMW were in close negotiations about developing the automaker's all-electric i3 vehicle into a so-called "Apple Car." "The BMW spokesman said: 'We are in regular talks with companies from the IT and telecommunications sector, including Apple, concerning topics like connected vehicles. Developing or building a car is not a topic of these discussions.'" The German report claimed…
  • June WWDC Launch Looking More Likely for 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Despite rumors earlier this week suggesting the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could see a launch during Apple's upcoming March 9 media event, The Wall Street Journal tonight released a report indicating the notebook won't be shipping until Q2 2015. The site shared the tidbit in a detailed report on upcoming features that might be added to the larger-screened 12.9-inch "iPad Pro."While suppliers are gearing up to ship the new 12-inch MacBook Air in large quantities in the second quarter, Apple's launch schedule remains unclear, the people said.A Q2 2015 shipment date for the 12-inch MacBook Air…
  • Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

    Eric Slivka
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called "iPad Pro", asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, The Wall Street Journal weighs in with its own claim that Apple is indeed now targeting the second half of this year for the mass production of the device. Mockup of iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini Beyond timing, the report also claims Apple is still tweaking plans for the iPad Pro's design and feature set, with the company considering including USB 3.0 ports to accommodate data transfer and peripherals…
  • Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Apple has opted to delay production on the rumored larger-screened "iPad Pro" due to issues with display panel supply, reports Bloomberg. Manufacturing on the tablet will reportedly begin in September, rather than earlier in the year.Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren't public. Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version this quarter, people familiar those plans had said.This isn't the first…
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  • How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else?

    Chris Brogan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I was working on the audiobook (long overdue) for my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and I came to a part of a chapter that might be useful to you. Are you thinking of hiring someone else? Are you a solo business and wondering if you should have a partner? Are you wondering about bringing on someone to tackle the expanding workload? If so, I bet you’re wondering about the process and worrying about what you do or don’t know about it. Continue ReadingThe post How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

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

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

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

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

    Brian Clark
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I heard Black Flag. It was in a kid named Mike Goodman’s bedroom, and the record was called Damaged. That’s how it was pre-Internet in suburban Houston. If it wasn’t on the radio or MTV, it was invisible — unless some cool kid turned you on to something new (who probably got it from the older sibling of some other cool kid). And by “cool,” I mean a misfit who couldn’t abide in a Top 40 world. My first impression was, “Wow, this guy is pissed off!” And sarcastic, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. I loved it. At the time, I had no…
  • Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

    Scott Brinker
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m looking forward to speaking at the Authority Rainmaker conference this May in Denver, Colorado. As a longtime Copyblogger fan, it’s a great privilege, and I can’t wait to meet many of you. The title of my talk will be: How to Design Interactive Content — Moving Beyond Button Clicks and Form Fills. Which begs the question, what exactly is interactive content? Most content that we’re familiar with — blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, infographics, podcasts, etc. — is designed to be passively consumed by our audiences. They read, watch, or listen…
  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

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

  • Cable-free HBO Now streaming service may debut in April for $15 per month

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    HBO is reportedly getting set to roll out its cable-free online streaming service in the coming weeks with a $15 per month price tag. The new service will be called HBO Now and launch on a number of platforms, including Apple TV, in time for the Game of Thrones premiere on April 12, according to the International Business Times.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    It’s time to officially ditch PowerPoint as your go-to tool for building slideshow presentations. Slideshow-building app Haiku Deck’s latest feature, Haiku Deck Zuru, practically builds a slideshow for you, extracting the must-know information from your notes and putting it together in a gorgeously themed presentation. The Haiku Deck team calls Zuru, which was announced on Thursday, artificial intelligence, as it looks for keywords to pick out slide topics and relevant images pulled from its image database, which is entirely safe for public use.  Haiku Deck got a couple of additional new…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Extreme protection from Laza, a music-inspired case from Anvil, and more!

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pick your case!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a bit of everything: Cases with radiation shields for extra safety, a mirror-sticking solution for the adventurous type, multi-purpose pouches, and hardcore protective shells.AnvilThe Heritage (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; $50 to $55) sports a rock and roll theme, inspired by the famous black touring trunks used to store instruments while bands are on the road.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to manage cellular data usage on your iPhone and iPad with iOS 8

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    When Apple introduced the iPhone, it also managed to get AT&T and then other carriers to offer unlimited data plans in the United States and in a few other countries. That didn’t last, especially as networks became congested with heavy data use.There are still millions of people grandfathered into old plans that allow unlimited data use, but most of us—and all-new users and network switchers—are either on plans that have a fixed amount of data included in each billing period and then charge fees for overages, or on plans that allow “unlimited” usage, but after a certain amount…
  • Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Only a few more days until Tim Cook will stride onto the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and show off his Apple Watch. You know, again. We got the broad strokes in September, but the watches shown to the press weren’t running final software, so Apple still has more painting to do to give us the whole picture.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Automating Style Guide-Driven Development

    Varya Stepanova & Juuso Backman
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Style guides — especially living ones — are useful in many aspects of development and maintenance, so it’s little wonder that developing them has become a highly recommended and a popular practice. But even with the clear benefits, taking the necessary steps to create and start using them is easier said than done, as quite often the challenge is cultural, requiring changes in people’s mindsets. In order to make the transition as painless as possible, equipping yourself with the most helpful tools and automating as many steps as possible become important. These living…
  • How To Create Effective App Screenshots For Your App Store Page

    Melanie Haselmayr
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Slowly but surely, the official app stores of iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Marketplace have transformed into a digital battlefield. App developers have to fight for recognition or otherwise be drowned in an ocean of competing mobile applications. App store optimization (ASO), a strategy similar to SEO but specifically applied to the app pages in app stores, has become a handy addition to an app developer’s marketing plan, and promises to help increase visibility – and, as a consequence, downloads – of a mobile app. ASO consists of many elements, and should be considered a key…
  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

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

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

  • Ferguson: Who's accountable?

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    A new Justice Department report on Ferguson's police and courts could not be more clear: Change is needed.
  • NYC public schools to have Muslim holidays off

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district -- the nation's biggest -- one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar.
  • Mayor taunts students over snow days

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Every time a snowstorm bears down on Danbury, Connecticut -- which has happened a lot this winter -- students and parents turn to Twitter to find out whether schools will be closed.
  • ISIS throws gay men off roofs

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    The photographs released by ISIS in its stronghold of Raqqa are dated March 2015. The first ones show a large crowd, mostly men, but also among them a handful of women and children, all looking up.
  • Boston survivor: You're nobody

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory, who lost her leg in the April 15, 2013, attack, saw her attacker in person for the first time Wednesday, on the first day of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial.
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Magic of Thinking Big in Photography

    Eric Kim
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You want to be the best photographer you can. You’re constantly trying to educate yourself, improve, and take your photography to the next level. But how can you take your photography to new heights, and stand out from the crowd? The secret is thinking big. If you look at successful individuals outside of photography such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page – what do these leaders have in common? How were they able to leverage their strengths, continuously add value to the world, and become successful at what they do? In the book “Bold”, author Peter…
  • How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

    Angie Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile radiates from your whole face, and particularly for children, is often felt with the whole body. Not only is a forced and fake smile easy to spot in photographs – we know that wearing a fake smile and having it photographed doesn’t feel too good at the time, and it doesn’t feel great for children either. So while we want to photograph a child’s beautiful smile, we also want them to enjoy the process of being photographed. And…
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Manual Focus

    Tim Gilbreath
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be unfamiliar with the workings of manual focus. Even if you are, you may not have thought about how you would use it in real-world situations. Fortunately as DSLR owners, we have the best of both worlds between manual and automatic focusing; we have a choice as to how we decide the subject of our photo, and other points that aren’t as important. This is an advantage for you, and having a better understanding of the “other”…
  • Win One of FOUR Online Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years here at dPS, we have run some of our most popular competitions with a very valued partner – the New York Institute of Photography – to give away to dPS readers handpicked photography courses. Due to popular demand, NYIP and dPS bring you yet another opportunity to win one of these valuable courses! For this competition, NYIP is giving away FOUR prizes Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win: Wedding Photography Course – $999 Value Portrait Photography Course – $999 Value Travel Photography Course – $999 Value…
  • How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. It’s worthwhile taking some time to think about your personal approach to portrait retouching. Some photographers seem to like the airbrushed, almost plastic look of heavy…
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

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

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

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

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

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

  • CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory"

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan we made time to sit down with several senior executives from major manufacturers, including Sigma. In this interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, we spoke about the challenges of making lenses for ever-increasing pixel counts, the company's 'small office, big factory' philosophy and why the company is continuing to make cameras. Read more
  • Manfrotto releases XPRO Geared tripod head for precision adjustments with heavy kit

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Italian tripod and accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has announced it is introducing a new heavy-weight head to its XPRO range. The XPRO Geared Head is designed for photographers who use weighty equipment and who like to be able to make precise adjustments to their composition. Read more
  • Nissin launches radio-controlled Di700A and Commander Air 1 wireless flash system

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Independent Japanese flash manufacturer Nissin has announced a new wireless flash system that uses radio transmission. The first gun to be compatible with the company’s Nissin Air System (NAS) will be an adapted version of the Di700 flash unit. The Di700A will have the same specification as the GN48m/157ft current model, but will also feature a 2.4GHz radio transmitter that will be able to communicate with other NAS guns and the Nissin Commander Air 1 command unit from a distance of up to 30m. Read more
  • Chinese maker Xiaomi challenges GoPro with new Yi Action Camera

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more
  • Sony releases 28mm, 35mm, and 90mm macro full-frame primes

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Three full-frame prime lenses on Sony's lens roadmap officially arrived today which, including the 24-240, brings the total number of FE lenses to eleven. The least expensive of the trio is the 28mm F2 lens, which also supports ultra-wide and fisheye adapters. Next is the long-awaited Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA, which is Sony's fastest FE lens to date. Close-up shooters will be interested in the new 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, which uses a Direct Drive SSM mechanism for ultra-precise focusing. More details here.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Going Solo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Here is a quick tip for you to make your workflow just a touch easier. When you are in the Develop Module if you find yourself scrolling through the panels a lot, you might want to try going solo. Default setting leaves all panels open Right Click on any of the panels tabs such as Basic and choose Solo Mode from the drop down menu. right click on any Develop panel and choose Solo Mode   Now when you click on any panel, all the other panels will be shut so that you will do less scrolling and more editing. A simple tip but one that makes a lot of folks happy when they realize how much…
  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

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

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

  • Apple Patents Waterproofing Method 'For Shielding Electronic Components from Moisture'

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application created by Apple, detailing a method for the extensive waterproofing of various components within a device, possibly an iPhone, thus creating a completely waterproof smartphone without the need of a special case (via Patently Apple). Originally filed in September of 2013, the patent application describes a "hydroponic coating" to be layered onto integral parts within a device, like its printed circuit board. Apple describes achieving this using a "plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PACVD) process" that would…
  • Apple Watch Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Ahead of Apple's upcoming "Spring Forward" event that is expected to see the company unveiling more information about the Apple Watch, a new website has been launched that allows users to explore all of the different casing and band combinations for the device. Using images taken from Apple's Apple Watch website, MixYourWatch lets users pair each of the six different Apple Watch casings (stainless steel, space gray stainless steel, aluminum, space gray aluminum, gold, and rose gold) with the 16 different bands made of fluoroelastomer, leather, and steel. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans…
  • Apple Watch Magazine Tour Continues in Chinese Fashion Magazine 'YOHO'

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    The international debut of the Apple Watch in magazines across the world continues this week with the wrist-worn device making a cover appearance on Chinese fashion magazine YOHO. The upcoming April issue of the magazine features actor and pop icon Archie Kao wearing an Apple Watch Sport with a white band on the cover and showcases other fashion shots of the wrist-worn device in a related story. Kao has been acting in Hollywood films and TV shows for nearly two decades, making regular appearances in series such as Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The…
  • Apple Watch Wins Renowned iF Design Award Before Release

    Husain Sumra
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    While Apple Watch could be more than a month away from a public release, it has won a 2015 iF Gold Award from the International Forum (iF) Design in its annual industrial design competition. The jury called the Apple Watch design "an icon". The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an…
  • New Site Offers Interactive Look at Upcoming Apple Watch Apps

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    AppAdvice recently launched a new site dedicated to the Apple Watch called WatchAware, and today a new feature was introduced that showcases upcoming Apple Watch apps in an interesting, interactive way. The site's Apple Watch Apps section offers a selection of apps that are displayed on an Apple Watch interface, with different views for "Apps," "Glances," and "Notifications." For example, for the upcoming Twitter app, which was shown during the Apple Watch announcement, WatchAware allows users to click to see both what the app itself will look like and what an incoming notification will look…
 
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