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  • When you just can’t figure out someone’s age [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It's the eternal struggle with some people, especially those blessed (or cursed?) with a perpetually young face: everyone you meet can't tell your age. This video goes through the roller coaster of trying to figure out someone's age. The post When you just can’t figure out someone’s age [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Artists are changing profiles blue for Jay Z's new music streaming service

    Mashable
    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    LOS ANGELES — If you're seeing blue on Twitter and Facebook, you're not alone Many of the world's biggest artists are rallying behind Jay Z's new music streaming service Tidal by changing their profile and cover photos to teal blue on Sunday night. See also: Billboard's new streaming formula jolts album chart: Guess who benefits? Jay Z plans to unveil about Tidal's artist-friendly game plan on Monday at New York City's James A. Farley Post Office at 5 p.m. ET. Tidal will compete with platforms like Spotify as well as Apple's nearly ready and revamped music service involving Beats Music.
  • Jury Determines Kleiner Perkins Did Not Discriminate Against Ellen Pao

    Fast Company
    Samantha Cole
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The conclusion of a years-long trial seems like a loss for women, but what does it mean in the bigger picture?A verdict has been announced in the case of Ellen Pao vs. prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.Read Full Story
  • The VR-Smartwatch Continuum

    TechCrunch
    Tadhg Kelly
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
     There’s a lot of enthusiasm at either end of the spectrum for “go big” virtual reality and “go small” smartwatches and other wearable devices. Is the “game-changing” hype of either justified? Or are they overblown? Read More
  • Self talk

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    There's no more important criticism than self criticism. There's no amount of external validation that can undo the constant drone of internal criticism. And negative self talk is hungry for external corroboration. One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin. The remedy for negative self talk, then, is not the search for unanimous praise from the outside world. It's a hopeless journey, and one that destroys the work, because you will water it down in fear of that outside critic that amplifies your internal one. The remedy is accurate…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • When you just can’t figure out someone’s age [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It's the eternal struggle with some people, especially those blessed (or cursed?) with a perpetually young face: everyone you meet can't tell your age. This video goes through the roller coaster of trying to figure out someone's age. The post When you just can’t figure out someone’s age [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What King Tut’s horns sounded like [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    After more than three millennia, archeologists unearthed King Tut's tomb. In it, they discovered ancient trumpets. In this video, you can hear what they sounded like. The post What King Tut’s horns sounded like [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This kid’s PVC pipe instrument will blow you away [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    It's one thing to learn a bunch of songs and put them together in an interesting way. It's something entirely different to make your own entirely new instrument out of non-traditional materials and play those songs. This kid's PVC pipe instrument will blow you away. The post This kid’s PVC pipe instrument will blow you away [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Driving school pranks new teachers with undercover stunt driver [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    These poor driving instructors. It's their first day, and they get the student from hell. Seriously. The prankster management dressed up like a professional drifter to look like a teenage girl. She does a good job of acting like a terrified new driver, but it didn't take long for her to scare the pants off her driver. The post Driving school pranks new teachers with undercover stunt driver [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Fearless skateboarders pass bicyclists on a downhill [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For some, fearless means skateboarding in the bicycle lane of a street. For others, it means racing downhill at thirty miles an hour or more––that's fast enough to pass cyclists! The post Fearless skateboarders pass bicyclists on a downhill [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Artists are changing profiles blue for Jay Z's new music streaming service

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    LOS ANGELES — If you're seeing blue on Twitter and Facebook, you're not alone Many of the world's biggest artists are rallying behind Jay Z's new music streaming service Tidal by changing their profile and cover photos to teal blue on Sunday night. See also: Billboard's new streaming formula jolts album chart: Guess who benefits? Jay Z plans to unveil about Tidal's artist-friendly game plan on Monday at New York City's James A. Farley Post Office at 5 p.m. ET. Tidal will compete with platforms like Spotify as well as Apple's nearly ready and revamped music service involving Beats Music.
  • Sneaking across the Syrian border to fight ISIS

    Dustin Drankoski
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Tucked away in a mountainous area of northern Iraqi Kurdistan, the living quarters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are nearly invisible. Made of sandbags and potato bags, covered in earth-colored tarps, mud and long local grasses, the only giveaway is a long power cord stretching from hut to hut Image: Alex PotterYears of war against Turkey have honed the PKK’s ability to conceal its presence See also: The Women Fighters Taking on ISIS Yet these days, instead of fighting the Turks, the group is fighting ISIS in Iraq by sneaking its Syrian Kurdish counterparts across the border.
  • Madonna and Taylor Swift's surprise performance was full of ghostly grace

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    LOS ANGELES — In a surprise move, Taylor Swift joined Madonna for a restrained performance of the Material Girl's "Ghosttown" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. Swift strummed her acoustic guitar while Madonna took the lead on vocals on the ballad, which is the second single behind "Living for Love" from Madonna's Rebel Heart See also: Like a Snapchat virgin, Madonna premieres a music video on Snapchat Watch the two pop queens in action in the video, below: Swift — winner of the night's Artist of the Year and Best Lyrics honors — could barely contain herself after…
  • The mysterious Moscow 'hit list' shadowing Russian politics

    Louise Roug
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    MOSCOW — In the days and weeks after Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was murdered, rumors of a 'hit list' began echoing throughout Moscow See also: Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's life in pictures Roses rest next to an image of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at the spot where he was shot to death in Moscow on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.Image: Evgeny Feldman, MashableThe targets reportedly include journalist and television celebrity Xenia Sobchak, the self-exiled tycoon and opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of…
  • 'The Good Wife' airs its dirty laundry on 'Undisclosed Recipients'

    Nora Grenfell
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    This week's episode of The Good Wife is very clearly inspired by the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment Unfortunately, the "real-life" inspiration doesn't do much to propel the plot and deepen our understanding of the characters See also: Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal: Email hack was 'strangely freeing' In typical fashion, this show lets Alicia enjoy her victory in the State's Attorney's race for about one minute before introducing a whole new host of problems. Alicia needs to quickly divest her interest in the firm, but the partners she's leaving behind aren't rushing to make her exit…
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    Fast Company

  • Jury Determines Kleiner Perkins Did Not Discriminate Against Ellen Pao

    Samantha Cole
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The conclusion of a years-long trial seems like a loss for women, but what does it mean in the bigger picture?A verdict has been announced in the case of Ellen Pao vs. prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.Read Full Story
  • Is It Wrong To Watch?

    Rose Pastore
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    When a building exploded in Manhattan, witnesses, and those who wanted to witness, turned to a new class of live-video apps. Is that ethical?Around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a building in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood exploded and caught fire, injuring 19 people—three critically. As of this writing, at least two people are reported missing.Read Full Story
  • After A Hack, Slack Adds Two-Factor Authentication--Is That Good Enough?

    John Paul Titlow
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    The beloved corporate chat app is telling its users to enable two-factor authentication in response to a hack.If your organization uses Slack, there's a chance a hacker got a peek at some sensitive info recently. The fast-growing enterprise chat startup confirmed today that its database was breached in February and that the intruder had access to the names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords of Slack users.Read Full Story
  • Right Now, the Internet Of Things Is Like The Internet Of The 1990s

    Jared Newman
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A world of connected devices are starting to come online. Don't mistake what they do now for what they'll accomplish in the future.Unless you think of technology as a geeky hobby unto itself, giving an Internet connection to everyday objects might seem like a waste of energy. Who needs really needs an online toaster, anyway?Read Full Story
  • Do Gun Owners Need An App To Tell Them Where Anti-Gun-Violence Activists Live?

    Sarah Kessler
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's just the latest in a disturbing trend: Your address and phone numbers are now weapons.On Thursday morning, a handful of anti-gun-violence activists realized there is an app in the Google Play Store with their names on it—literally. The app, Gunfree Geo Marker, features a map pinpointing the home and work addresses of politicians, gun control organization employees, and "random anti-gun trolls" who "push the anti-gun agenda in any way, shape or form."Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • The VR-Smartwatch Continuum

    Tadhg Kelly
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
     There’s a lot of enthusiasm at either end of the spectrum for “go big” virtual reality and “go small” smartwatches and other wearable devices. Is the “game-changing” hype of either justified? Or are they overblown? Read More
  • Unpacking Etsy’s S1

    Ezra Galston
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
     Etsy’s S1 filing didn’t disappoint. Etsy is a powerful business with extraordinary network effects. Its customers are extremely loyal, and its committed sellers are earning significant income. But there are legitimate concerns: it is the quintessential case study on the challenge of low margin platforms. Additionally, it faces uphill challenges – a slowing growth curve and… Read More
  • Chairman Wheeler Predicts FCC Will Beat Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality

    Alex Wilhelm
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
     Now that the FCC is the subject of several lawsuits, and its leader, Chairman Tom Wheeler, was dragged in front of Congress repeatedly to answer the same battery of inanity, it’s worth checking in to see how the agency is feeling. Is it confident that its recent vote to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act will hold? Yes, unsurprisingly. Recently, Wheeler gave… Read More
  • Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm

    Deepak Jeevankumar
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
     We need to (re)build trust: between the government and the public; between a company and its employees; between a company and its customers; between different private sector companies; and finally between the government and the private sector. Read More
  • Reimagining Everyday Objects

    Matt Witheiler
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
     Can we agree that the term “internet of things” should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the “world wide web” before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the past. I don’t need a connected washing machine or internet-enabled color changing LED light bulb and nor does anyone else. “Things” don’t need… Read More
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  • Self talk

    Seth Godin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    There's no more important criticism than self criticism. There's no amount of external validation that can undo the constant drone of internal criticism. And negative self talk is hungry for external corroboration. One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin. The remedy for negative self talk, then, is not the search for unanimous praise from the outside world. It's a hopeless journey, and one that destroys the work, because you will water it down in fear of that outside critic that amplifies your internal one. The remedy is accurate…
  • 'Pick yourself' and taking responsibility

    Seth Godin
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Perhaps you've decided that the idea of Pick Yourself is sort of a new-age mantra, a promise that everyone is entitled to what they want, right now. What a shortcut it seems to be. A false promise, holding out that illusion that we can get what we want if we just raise our hand. Pick yourself, you win... It's precisely the opposite. If you want to be responsible for making music, make music. If you want to be responsible for writing, speaking, making change happen, go do that. Waiting to get picked is a form of hiding, not realism. No, it’s not always possible for everyone to…
  • Hypergrowth

    Seth Godin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience with a product or service that so delights that they insist that their friends and colleagues use it. And hypergrowth is a version of the same thing, except those friends and colleagues quickly become even bigger fans, and tell even more people. Often, we get sidetracked when we forget about "smallest possible." If you make the audience you're initially serving too big, you will dilute the very thing you set out to make, avoid critical mass, and compromise the magic of what you're building. You'll make average stuff for…
  • Active listening

    Seth Godin
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The kind of listening we're trained to do in school and at work is passive listening. Sit still. Get through it. Figure out what's going to be on the test and ignore the rest. Your eyes can glaze over, but don't let it show. Try not to nod off. People are talking, and they'd like the illusion of listening to accompany that. Don't interrupt.  Passive listening is letting the other person talk. Active listening, on the other hand, requires that you interrupt when you need a clarification, and it requires that you ask a truly difficult question when the speaker is finished. If it's worth…
  • What is customer service for?

    Seth Godin
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    Customer service is difficult, expensive and unpredictable. But it's a mistake to assume that any particular example is automatically either good or bad. A company might spend almost nothing on customer service but still succeed in reaching its goals. Customer service succeeds when it accomplishes what the organization sets out to accomplish. Google doesn't have a phone number, doesn't want to engage with most users. McDonald's doesn't give you a linen napkin. Fedex used to answer the phone on one ring, now it takes 81 seconds for them to answer a call. None of these things are necessarily…
 
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    WIRED

  • Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night

    Jeffrey Marlow
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    The brief walk from dressing room 9 to the stage of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry takes about 20 seconds, but passes decades of country music’s most prized heritage. There’s the photo of Dolly Parton with Paul McCartney, next to the piano Richard Nixon played and just down the hall from the “duets” room inspired by […] The post Why Country Rules the Airwaves: Chronicling the Genre’s Continuing Moment and Challenging Future in One Music-Filled Night appeared first on WIRED.
  • Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology. The post Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World

    Graeme McMillan
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars. The post While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World appeared first on WIRED.
  • Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’

    John Joseph Adams
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    Read "Rules of Enchantment" from the military fantasy anthology Operation Arcana here. The post Preview the Military Fantasy Story ‘Rules of Enchantment’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness

    Alex Davies
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The regular physical exams pilots go through don't seriously address the risk of mental illness. The post We Have No Way to Screen Every Pilot for Mental Illness appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Editing for People Who Love to Write… Too Much

    Stacey Roberts
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more than just letters put in order. If you’re unlike me, however, you love to use lots of words, and write mountains of prose. I know it’s hard not to get carried away, telling everyone everything you’ve ever wanted to say about a subject. Especially online, when blogs are creative outlets, and there are no restraints or word counts. But having been on the reading end of waffly posts (particularly when I haven’t got too…
  • Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts

    Darren Rowse
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating the nudge to write that type of post. Today I’d like to suggest another simple technique for coming up with blog post ideas. It’s simple yet is perhaps one of the most powerful types of posts I’ve used on my own blogs many times in the last 12 years. I call these posts the ‘how I do (or did) it’ post. How I did (or…
  • 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goins, Writer. “I’d like to be a writer,” I told my friend one day when he asked what my dream was. “But that’ll never happen.” And I quickly went back to moping around, waiting for my big break. At the time, I was working for a nonprofit as a marketing director, secretly wondering what it might be like to write for a living. Little did I know how close I was to my goal. My was staring me right in the face the whole time. I was just blind to it. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Harriet Tubman once said. “Always remember, you…
  • 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

    Guest Blogger
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    This is a guest contribution from Neil. Are you wondering why your expert roundups are not living up to your expectations? Why you are never getting the level of response some other people are getting? After all, the idea behind creating an expert roundup sounds foolproof on paper. Get eminent experts to answer a question for you. Gather the responses and publish the ultimate answer to that question. Get your experts to share the content and then leverage their audience to get a viral post. There is no way you can fail! But the reality is a bit different. My first expert roundup (January,…
  • Grab Your Ticket for the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday we released tickets to the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event on 14-15 August here in Australia on the Gold Coast. As I write this post 560 bloggers, speakers and team have grabbed their tickets (400 of those went in the first 10 minutes) and under 150 tickets remain. This year we’ve got attendees coming from all states and territories in Australia as well as attendees flying in from the USA, New Zealand, India and Fiji. Attendees not only come from all over the place but come from a wide spectrum of niches (everything from bloggers blogging about Fashion, to Health, to Travel, to…
 
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    More “stock photos.” This time from the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, California. The post GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Best Hotel for SXSW

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Although this may bite me in the butt someday if it’s booked solid, I’d like to tell you about the Hyatt Place in Austin, Texas. I will stay at this hotel every time I go to SXSW. The hotel is one block from the Austin Convention Center. There is a breakfast buffet with no waiting. There are restaurants within one hundred yards that fulfill my four main food groups: steak, Thai, sushi, and fried chicken. If these don’t take care of you, there’s a boutique market across the street for snacks. The hotel bar also sells food 24-hours per day. The Wifi is fast—maybe…
  • Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    I’ve joined the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This entity is the parent organization of all the “Wiki” projects such as Wikipedia and other free-knowledge projects. The activities of the Wikimedia Foundation represent one of the most important projects in the history of civilization. Having helped democratize computing with Apple and currently helping to democratize design with Canva, how could I resist the opportunity to democratize knowledge with Wikimedia? The Wikimedia Board of trustees has ten members. Can it get much cooler than helping Wikimedia…
  • The Art of Leading

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some aspiring entrepreneurs are already working for a big company. Like external entrepreneurs, they dream of creating innovative products. They, too, must prototype, position, pitch, bootstrap, recruit, fund, partner, sell, and support. The purpose of this minichapter is to explain how to do all this when you’re employed by a large business. Ironically, many entrepreneurs envy the employees of major companies—they think that these lucky souls have humongous financial resources, large sales forces, fully equipped labs, scalable factories, and established brands, plus medical and dental…
  • The Art of Keeping Things Simple

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Entrepreneurs face hundreds of decisions when they start a company, and there’s often a temptation to optimize each one of them—sometimes by breaking new ground. However, it’s best to focus one’s energy and attention on milestone issues. My experience and expertise is with US companies, but these are generally accepted startup practices: Corporate structure. Every country has different commercial entities, such as corporations, partnerships, limited-liability corporations, and cooperatives. You want a corporate structure with three characteristics: one that is familiar, if not…
 
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  • Apple Won't Allow Swapping of Bands at Apple Watch 'Try-On' Appointments

    Arnold Kim
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    The Apple Watch will be available for in store previews and Try-On appointments starting on April 10th. The Apple Watch comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and band-types which can make the decision of how to pick a band and Apple Watch combination complicated. Apple has a number of recommended combinations highlighted on their online store, but also sells bands separately, allowing customers to potentially mix and match between the various Apple Watches and bands. Some combinations could yield a mix of materials that readers feared may not look natural together, such as an aluminum Apple…
  • Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales

    Arnold Kim
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device. According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at launch. Apple will begin offering online pre-sales of the Apple Watch starting on April 10th, with the first deliveries occurring on April 24th, the official Apple Watch launch date. During those two weeks, customers will be able to have hands-on "try-on" appointments at Apple retail stores in order to help make up their mind. However, according to…
  • Hands-On With the Apple Watch: A Developer's Experience at Apple's WatchKit Labs

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Earlier this month, Apple began inviting a select number of developers to an Apple Watch development lab in Sunnyvale, California, located near the company's main Cupertino campus. Developers were invited to reserve a testing appointment to test their Apple Watch apps on actual Apple Watch devices to get ready for the device's April 24 launch. One of the developers who had a chance to visit Apple's WatchKit lab and get hands-on time with the Apple Watch shared his testing experience with MacRumors and gave us some of his thoughts on the device after spending all day using it. Apple maintained…
  • Apple Hasn't Approached NBC Over Content Deal for Upcoming Streaming TV Service

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks, rumors have leaked pointing towards an Apple-branded streaming television service that could include 25 channels for $30 to $40 per month with partners like CBS, ABC, and Fox. NBC and parent company Comcast are not part of the negotiations, and according to a new report from Re/code, that's because Apple has not approached Comcast about a partnership. Earlier rumors about the streaming television service suggested NBC's absence from the upcoming package was due to a falling out between Apple and Comcast, but on Thursday, Comcast said that wasn't true in…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a series of Tweets condemning Indiana Governor Mike Pence's decision to sign a controversial "religious freedom" bill into law, saying Apple is "deeply disappointed" in the move and "open for everyone." Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015 The religious freedom legislation that was approved by Pence on Thursday could let businesses turn away gay and lesbian customers by citing "religious freedom." The approval of the…
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  • Content Will Never Be King

    Chris Brogan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friends Darren Rowse and Brian Clark. The last time the three of us sat quietly was in 2008 or 2009 when we launched the Third Tribe group (ah, memories). I joked that I wanted to bring that back and we could call it Sixth Tribe. You know, Third Tribe 2.0. Alas. Content Will Never Be King The conversation was brief, fun, and sprinkled with some melancholy about the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Darren is thriving with his Problogger events and his Digital Photography School. Brian is running Copyblogger Media,…
  • Content Marketing as a Food Truck: Rethinking Content Marketing In A World of Splintered Attention

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    With well over a billion users, Facebook must easily rank as most people’s “where I see interesting stories and click” tool of choice. Sure, us nerds might point to Feedly or Flipboard, but that’s not “most people.” That’s the enlightened. Some of us get our favorite sites to our inbox. But that’s more rare than not. What seems most true, however, is that hardly anyone stops by someone’s actual blog any more (or say “site” in case you bristle at the word “blog.”) If people aren’t visiting blogs directly any…
  • Are You Going to Social Media Marketing World? SMMW15

    Chris Brogan
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I’m going to Social Media Marketing World in San Diego next Tuesday through Thursday. I’m doing two OFFICIAL things that I’ll stop explaining because I keep getting it wrong. Beyond that, most of my time is my own (I’ve got two other formal obligations and a few friend obligations). I thought I’d write out what my hopes are for the event, in case you and I have some shared interests we should cover. First and Foremost I’m definitely there to meet and connect. If you SEE me somewhere and find some dumb reason NOT to connect with me, stop it. Go the hell up…
  • How a $200 Chromebook Earned my Company $28,000 in Ten Days

    Chris Brogan
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670. It’s about the size of a Macbook Air, kinda. It runs the Google Chrome OS, which means it’s pretty much like a browser-only deal. All the apps you use are web-based. And this device helped me make $28,000 in ten days. Could a Chromebook Make You More Money? I suspect you already know the real answer to how this worked. This Chromebook isn’t the most powerful computer in the universe. If you have a lot of tabs open, it doesn’t work well. So, I don’t have many tabs open. (hint one) Continue ReadingThe post How a $200…
  • What Writing A Great Sales Letter Taught Me About Everything

    Chris Brogan
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    I can count on one hand the number of times that something I’ve tried to sell has been well-received by the people I serve. You know how some kids are a late bloomer? That’s me with most of the things I sell. People buy them years later sometimes. But this time, I really struck gold. How We Write Our Sales Letter Sequence I learned a lot while putting together the now-defunct webinar version of Online Course Maker. (Let me reiterate: the WEBINAR VERSION IS GONE). First, I learned that there’s such a thing as too much information for a format. I tried to cram way too much…
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  • 4 Revelations that Drove Me to Quit My Job and Start a Business

    Raubi Perilli
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Someone in this room is going to change everything because they cared. Seth Godin and his round-framed glasses stared back at a room filled with ambitious entrepreneurs-in-training, and I looked around wondering who would be the next person to “change everything.” That’s how my experience at Copyblogger’s Authority event in 2014 began — looking into the audience like I wasn’t part of the audience. Still not seeing myself as someone who could take a chance and grow my own business. But that’s not how I ended my experience. By the conclusion of the…
  • How to Launch a Podcast Network

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In previous episodes of New Rainmaker with Brian Clark, Brian and Robert Bruce have discussed the “why” of starting a podcast (or podcast network). In this one, they talk about the “how.” As many of you know by now, it has been almost two weeks since Copyblogger Media launched an on-demand audio network called Rainmaker.FM. Thanks to you, things have gone pretty well in that time. What you don’t yet know is the story behind that launch — the planning, production, and marketing of the 10 distinct shows that are currently airing. Not to mention the next crop…
  • Go as Far as You Can, then Let Someone Else Pull You Back

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a brilliant entrepreneur who has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet — in fact, he looks at 1,000 pages per week. He is co-founder of Unbounce, a company that allows marketers to build, publish, and A/B test landing pages without an IT department or knowledge of HTML. Prior to starting Unbounce, he honed his branding skills as Creative Director at Bodog, an online poker powerhouse. He coined the term Conversion Centered Design. He is also an opinionated writer and speaker. Now, let’s hack … Oli Gardner. In this…
  • Can You Be a Writer and an Editor-in-Chief?

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    An editor’s job could be viewed as a writer’s safety net — an opportunity to catch and correct mistakes before the general public views a writer’s work. But what if an editor regards a section of text as a mistake and the writer regards that same section as an integral part of his work of art? Right before Rainmaker.FM launched, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman got the chance to talk to her co-worker, Copyblogger Media’s Chief Content Writer Demian Farnworth, about the fragile nature of writer-editor relationships. In this 65-minute episode of…
  • How to Use RSS to Write Better Headlines

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is 90 minutes of your time worth learning about which headlines actually work online? Ever wonder why some headlines are better than others? I mean what makes some headlines irresistible and others fall flat? More importantly, ever dream of actually writing headlines that clothesline people and then flings them into your article so they read every word of it? Then listen on … Fortunately for you, there are some rules you can learn with this quick and dirty experiment. In this roughly 10-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: The right mix of blogs…
 
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iPad Cases: Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and Portenzo

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Build your library with book-style cases from Pad & Quill and PortenzoThis week’s roundup of new iPad’s cases includes colorful themes from Portenzo, a reliable standby from Body Glove, and a convenient keyboard option from Kensington.Body GloveIf protection against extreme conditions is your primary concern, the Toughsuit (iPad Air; $60) packs military-grade rubber construction that absorbs and dissipates impact from drops and shocks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Book club: Beating up Apple execs over their book picks

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Get your torches and pitchforks, because Apple executives have expressed their opinions on things! Turns out, there are some books they like and other books that they (are you sitting down?) don’t like. NOT COOL, APPLE EXECUTIVES. Both Slate and Salon rushed to the fore to decry Apple’s draconian religious edicts something something holy scripture according to Jobs blah blah Eucharist is another religious word yadda yadda Last Supper wocka wocka proscriptions against eating pork and shellfish etc. etc. I should not write these before lunch [clown horn]. Thank God for people who use…
  • How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Lots of people are leaping onto the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bandwagon. One reason is licensing and pricing—for $150 you get a stand-alone copy with a perpetual license or you can subscribe to it, along with Photoshop, for a slick $10/month. Another reason for Lightroom’s popularity is that it’s a superb alternative to the soon-to-be-dead Aperture.While Lightroom is light years easier to use than most editors, it works in a unique way and, as such, has several pieces and parts. This begs (legitimate) questions such as, “Where are my pictures?”, not to mention “Where are my…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolution

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Periscope and Stre.am join the videocasting revolutionThis week’s roundup includes two new apps that let you broadcast live video straight from your phone. Plus, we have a new “Star Wars” game. And we know you love those.Atari FitNeed a little incentive to get off your butt? The free Atari Fit app for iPhone offers more than 100 exercises, so you’ll have a useful guide to getting in shape — and if you actually do the exercises, you can earn “coins” that unlock classic games like Pong, Super Breakout, and Centipede.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • USB Type-C peripherals are on the way, and storage devices are first up

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    With Apple’s latest MacBook and Google’s newest Chromebook just out and featuring the new USB Type-C connector, we’re on the lookout for peripherals that use the interface, and storage devices appear to be first out of the gate.Because the Type-C connector can be used to recharge laptops, it may ultimately do away with the need to carry bulky power adapters. Like older USB technology, Type-C will also connect monitors, external storage drives, printers, cameras and other peripherals. One beauty of the system is that cables have the same connector on both ends, and can be inserted into…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How To Keep Framework Development Simple And Bug-Free

    Ben Gremillion
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    It’s just like that for your product, too: people rely on our products to work. Bugs erode trust, which in turn loses customers. So when we began updating Foundation, a responsive CSS framework, we wanted to ensure everything worked. Thoroughly. We know that many people rely on our software for their work, and maintaining that trust is paramount. In this article you’ll learn our methodology for testing responsively, not just on a case by case, page-from-PSD comp. See, we’ve developed a certain system to make sure that nothing’s broken at launch on different devices.
  • Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

    Tim Jensen
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Back in 2013, Google officially announced1 that it would begin to penalize websites that provide a faulty user experience on mobile devices. Specific examples included redirecting inner URLs to a home page when viewed in a mobile version of a website, as well as showing 404 errors to people attempting to access pages on mobile. Toward the end of 2014, a Google spokesperson hinted that the mobile user experience would become a ranking factor2. In January 2015, a number of website owners received messages warning about mobile usability issues on their websites, linking to a section of Webmaster…
  • Help Your Content Go Anywhere With A Mobile Content Strategy

    Kerry Crawford
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    You’ve put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating great content, and you want users to have a great experience with your content. While you might have created the best content in the world, you don’t get to choose how users access it. That’s why it’s important to make sure your content works beautifully on every platform and device, desktop, mobile or something else entirely. Before you panic, I’m not advocating that you create individual content strategies for each device or network that your content is published to. That would be crazy, and it wouldn’t necessarily work…
  • Browser Input Events: Can We Do Better Than The Click?

    Dustan Kasten
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Responding to user input is arguably the core of what we do as interface developers. In order to build responsive web products, understanding how touch, mouse, pointer and keyboard actions and the browser work together is key. You have likely experienced the 300-millisecond delay1 in mobile browsers or wrestled with touchmove2 versus scrolling3. In this article we will introduce the event cascade and use this knowledge to implement a demo of a tap event that supports the many input methods while not breaking in proxy browsers such as Opera Mini. Overview Three primary input methods are used…
  • Freebie: Swifticons Icon Set (92×3 Icons, AI, Sketch, PNG, SVG, EPS, PDF)

    The Smashing Editorial
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    A good freebie is always good to have. Today, we’re happy to release a quite unique icon set. The goodie contains 92 icons in three editable variants: outlined, filled & colored, covering 15 wide categories: Science, Medical, Tech, Kitchen, Activities, Care, Weather, Marketing, Transport, Holidays, Formats, Interface, Interaction, Photo, Brands. Using a precise grid of 60px to guarantee sharpness and consistency, unlimited possibilities are unlocked when your creativity applies to this awesome set. Multiple formats available : AI, Sketch, PNG, SVG, EPS, PDF. This icon set is…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • “Howdy” From Holland!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Moose Peterson’s Safari Adventure Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.KelbyOne Live Want to learn from Scott Kelby or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they’re…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tom Bol!

    Brad Moore
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    NEW FRONTIERSAll photographers have familiar subject matter. Maybe you are wedding photographer, a sports shooter or a headshot specialist. You cover similar events and subjects year after year. The natural progression is you start asking yourself, ‘is there a different way to photograph this familiar subject?’ Sometimes unique perspectives or new locations prompt spikes in creativity and original ideas. Sometimes new lighting or post processing creates fresh looks. And other times new gear comes along that lets you realize new possibilities.I’ve been photographing adventure sports for…
  • My Favorite Football Shots From The 2014 Season

    Scott Kelby
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    OK, I am WAY behind on posting this, especially since we’re just about to start cranking up the 2015 NFL season, but it’s one of those better-late-than-never things (at least that’s what I keep telling myself). :)A 60-Second Recap: I wound up shooting about the same number of games this year as I did last year, but I still missed quite a few games overall due to my travel schedule and family vacations (I have the opportunity to shoot about 21 games total per season if I shoot every single week, including preseason).  I shot most of the Bucs home games, and I picked up a…
  • This Weekend Only – 25% OFF Prints from MPIX!

    Brad Moore
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    THIS WEEKEND ONLY – 25% OFF ALL PRINTS! Our friends at Mpix are here to help you clean out your camera just in time for spring with a 25% off all prints sale you can’t afford to miss. From now, Friday March 20, through Sunday March 22, fill up your cart with whatever prints you’d like to purchase, then enter the promo code kelbyspringcleaning at checkout to receive the discount!Maybe it’s time to freshen up your home with some new photos for your walls, give that special someone a way to remember that amazing day you shared recently, or it’s just time you…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Simple Yet Clever Ways to Impress Your Photography Clients

    Julia May
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    While a satisfied client is the fuel for further sales and word of mouth, an excited client is the jet engine for your marketing. Unfortunately, many photographers don’t know how to turn regular customers into fans. In this article you’ll find five simple, time-proven techniques of impressing your photography clients and building a long-lasting relationship from an ordinary photo shoot. 1. Be Professional Image by niekverlaan You should portray a professional image of yourself right from the beginning. This doesn’t necessarily involve spending hundreds of dollars on premium graphic…
  • 5 Tips for Doing Candid Wedding Photography

    Bobby Roy
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Weddings have changed drastically in the past few years. Couples want more from a wedding these days, they don’t want the traditional, normal photography anymore. They frequently ask for documentary or candid wedding photography because it captures the emotions of not only the couple, but also the guests enjoying themselves without lining them up in front of the camera. But, candid photography is so much more than just pointing your camera at people and shooting away to glory. You, as a photographer, need to know and understand the finer nuances involved in candid wedding photography;…
  • Overview of the New Affinity Photo Editing Software

    Suzi Pratt
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    In early February, software company Serif announced the free beta version of Affinity Photo, a Mac-only photo editing program said to rival the likes of other editing tools, including the standards for creative professionals, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In this article, I’ll walk through the public beta version of Affinity Photo and describe some pros and cons to using this new software. Affinity Photo Basics At the moment, Affinity Photo beta is available as a free online download and is compatible with Apple OSX Lion 10.7.5, and up. Some key features that move Affinity up in…
  • Review: Flash Disc Lighting Modifier by Fstoppers

    Suzi Pratt
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The more you experiment with off-camera flash, the more you realize that many lighting modifiers are pretty large in size. From softboxes to beauty dishes to umbrellas, many take up space not only in your camera equipment bags, but also on site at a photo shoot. This may be a small price to pay for the dramatic impact these modifiers can have on the resulting image, but sometimes you just want a really compact lighting modifier that can produce great results. One of the answers to this problem is the new Flash Disc by Fstoppers. A handy little device made to fit speedlights, the Flash Disc…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Shoot the Moon

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Luz Adriana Villa The image above and these other 25 images of the moon might give you a hint as to your challenge this week. Night sky photography can be challenging and a lot of fun. Now’s the time to get out and try photographing the moon if you haven’t already. We have several articles on the topic here on dPS if you need assistance: 20 Dos and Don’ts for Shooting the Moon Beyond Full Moon Photography Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos Moon Photography Made Simple By Sam Javanrouh By @lbyper By Christian Ronnel By Dylan Toh Share your shoot the moon images…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

    Jon Fingas
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal machines (not shown here) that zip around if they "eat" ...
  • Halo 5 lands on Xbox One this October 27th

    Mat Smith
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Ready for the next installment of Halo? The bad news is you still have a seven-month wait on your hands, but at least it's a concrete release date, right? Right? The news coincides with a new in-game teaser for Halo 5, with Master Chief et al. attemp...
  • How would you change Sony's Xperia Z1?

    Daniel Cooper
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    There's a familiar theme whenever Engadget reviews a Sony smartphone, which is that the hardware's great, but not compelling enough to make you buy one. When Sharif Sakr got his hands on the Xperia Z1, he found that the headline feature -- that 20 me...
  • Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

    Jon Fingas
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot ...
  • Apple Watch Edition buyers will get the red carpet treatment

    Jon Fingas
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get to skip the queues whenever they need help. They'll be...
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

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

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

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

  • Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    'Whales made me do it' isn't exactly what we expected to hear when we asked DPR reader Raymond Pang how he got started in photography. Then again, he's not really your typical photographer. When he couldn't find an app to help him plan out shoots in advance, he learned iOS app development and created one. Take a look at some of his images and read more in our Q&A. See gallery
  • Lee Filters introduces updates to super-wide SW system to fit more lenses and reduce flare

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way. Read more
  • Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more
  • X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The X30 is the latest iteration of Fujifilm's line of premium compact cameras. Featuring a 12MP X-Trans sensor coupled with a 28-112mm equivalent fast zoom, the X30 is a capable camera, made more enjoyable compared to its predecessors by the addition of a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Our man in England, Damien Demolder has been shooting with one and shares his take. Read review
  • Manfrotto launches miniature Lumie LED lights

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new series of consumer LED lights that offer portable continuous output for stills and video photographers. The Lumie Art, Play and Muse lights are powered by a USB rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is said to deliver over an hour’s worth of continuous lighting. While the Art and Play models come with a hotshoe adapter and a tripod mount, the Muse additionally has a ball and socket head that makes angling the light easy. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:” 1. Luis Gutierrez 2. Willem Havenaar  3. Muthanna 4. Azel Jacob 5. Yasnier Jauma 6. Cherie Barrett 7. Juan David Hurtado G. 8. bogusz 9. Brett A. Wheeler  10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show! We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along. The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at http://adriansommeling.com/ ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Original Image One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.”  To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you…
  • Printing a Multi-Photo Layout? Consider “Draft Mode”

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
      When I’m printing a multi-photo layout (like the one you see here) I turn on “Draft Mode Printing” (shown circled here in red) which sends a low-res preview version of each image to the printer, instead of making you wait for each high-resolution image to render, so the print comes out MUCH faster, but the quality is still great because the size of each image is so small. Give this “Draft Mode Printing” a try next time you’re doing a multi-photo layout and you’ll be amazed at how great those images look even though they’re just the low…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Eyefi Review: Hands-On With the Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi-Connected SD Card

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Popular WiFi-connected SD card manufacturer Eyefi recently released a brand new product, the Eyefi Mobi Pro. For those unfamiliar with Eyefi, the company makes WiFi-connected SD cards to give people a way to quickly transfer photos from their cameras to their Macs, iPhones, and iPads, even when a WiFi network is unavailable. The company's newest card, the Eyefi Mobi Pro offers 32GB of storage, support for RAW file transfers, and a wireless transfer feature that lets users selectively choose which photos to upload. When used on a home WiFi network, the Mobi Pro lets users transfer images at…
  • Apple Watch Learns Runners' Strides Over Time, Becoming More Independent From iPhone

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    After talking with Tim Cook onstage at the March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, model Christy Turlington Burns has kept a weekly blog on Apple's official website with updates on her preparations for the London Marathon next month. In this week's post, Burns mentions in passing that the Watch will not only learn a user's stride after a few exercises when paired with an iPhone, after a while the Watch will be able to act independently in tracking fitness-related stats without needing to be tethered to an iPhone at all (via MacObserver). Burns shows off the ease of exchanging Apple Watch bands…
  • Twitter Launches Live-Streaming iOS App 'Periscope'

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    After acquiring live-streaming video service Periscope back in January, Twitter today officially launched the Periscope app, which aims to compete with newly popular apps like Meerkat in allowing users to instantly live-stream right from an iPhone (via The Verge). In development for over a year, once a user syncs their Twitter account with Periscope, they can view a list of curated live feeds on the app's homepage and even replay streams that have since ended. Streams can be replayed up to 24 hours after ending, and broadcasters can opt-out of allowing users to view their stream after it's…
  • PowerDrive Slim Video Review: An External Battery and Hard Drive Combo for iPhone

    Juli Clover
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    We went hands-on with Mazzo's PowerDrive Slim, which combines an external battery with a hard drive, to give you extra storage and extra battery life for your iPhone. There's 32GB of storage space for storing files, photos, and videos, plus a 3,000 mAh battery that translates to approximately one full charge for an iPhone 6 Plus. Files can be transferred to the PowerDrive Slim using the accompanying PowerDrive iOS app, and at the same time, it can charge your iPhone. You'll need to supply a Lightning cable for transferring files and for charging your iPhone from the PowerDrive Slim. Size…
  • Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

    Joe Rossignol
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold hair color. The emoji keyboard also shows the "Recently Added" view as default again, making it easier to select from the emojis that you use most often for messaging. iOS 8.3 beta 4 also gains iMessage…
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    CNN Travel

  • Scariest ride: Passengers climb down coaster after it stalls

    hiufu
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Riders climb down Coney Island's Cyclone after the 88-year-old wooden roller coaster gets stuck midairTags: Coney Islandroller coaster
  • Behind the scenes of the world's most envied metro system

    hiufu
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:20 pm
    A "Super Control Center" and A.I. technology are just two reasons Hong Kong's MTR has an almost perfect on-time rateTags: MTR
  • Club Street: Singapore's hottest dining destination

    hiufu
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    The Chinatown neighborhood is the place to be for hot eatsCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. On the fringe of Chinatown, Singapore's once sleepy Club Street -- home to upscale Chinese clubs and associations in the 1800s and 1900s -- is enjoying a revival. Restaurant operators are jostling for prime real estate in converted shop houses to anchor their presence in this historic area, now one of the hottest dining enclaves in the city.  “The…
  • 30 of the world's best island escapes

    karlac1
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Bora Bora. Thailand. Belize. You'll want to pack a bag after seeing these photos shared by CNN iReportersTags: CNN iReportbeachesbest islands
  • Is this small Palawan town the next Boracay?

    hiufu
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    San Vicente is on its way to becoming one of the Philippines' hottest tourist spotsTags: Palawanbeachphilippines beaches
 
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