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  • Lightsaber battling: Darth Vader vs. strangers [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sometimes, you just need to drop everything and fight evil. This helpful prankster gave people the opportunity to do so by dressing up as Darth Vader and challenging strangers to duels. The post Lightsaber battling: Darth Vader vs. strangers [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A look at China's distinctive color-changing rocks

    Mashable
    Johnny Simon
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hunan province features some of China’s most breathtaking natural beauty. It is home to the misty, towering peaks of Wulingyuan as well as the distinctive, albeit less massive red carbonate of the Guzhang Hongshilin National Geopark, located in Guzhang County. See also: Green ghost town: Nature overtakes an abandoned Chinese village The stone formations originated underwater, later rising above sea level following tectonic shifts. The natural elements and 450 million years of erosion gave them their striking wavy texture. The rocks are also known…
  • A Heartwarming Look At The July Fourth Parades Of Yesteryear

    Fast Company
    Diana Budds
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Stars, stripes, and tiny horses.The 1930s and 1940s were tough decades for the United States. The Great Depression crippled the economy, and World War II tested the nation's resolve. It was also a golden age for documentary photography. Under the direction of Roy Stryker, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) created a remarkable pictorial record of American life with the help of top-notch photographers like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Berenice Abbott. While shots such as Lange's Migrant Mother and Evans's portraits from impoverished Alabama relay…
  • B2B E-Commerce Service Bizzy Launches In Indonesia With $2.5M In Funding

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
     Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and upcoming e-commerce markets, welcomes a new entrant today after Bizzy, a B2B-focused marketplace, officially opened its service in the country. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    If you think about it, there's generally no correlation between how much something cost to make and how interesting it is. There are boring movies that bomb... and that cost $100mm to make. And the sound of a crying infant in the next room costs nothing at all, but it certainly gains your attention. A video made for free can go viral, and we'll happily ignore an ad campaign that cost a million or more to make. So, if money isn't related to interestingness, why do we worry so much about spending more on the media we create? Over-the-top production values are sometimes a place to hide. It's…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Lightsaber battling: Darth Vader vs. strangers [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sometimes, you just need to drop everything and fight evil. This helpful prankster gave people the opportunity to do so by dressing up as Darth Vader and challenging strangers to duels. The post Lightsaber battling: Darth Vader vs. strangers [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • If Mexicans celebrated the 4th like Americans celebrate Cinco De Mayo [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This video seems like a silly inversion of stereotypes, but it has an important point. The way American celebrate Cinco de Mayo is, frankly, belittling and disrespectful. The post If Mexicans celebrated the 4th like Americans celebrate Cinco De Mayo [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to do pushups properly [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There's an art to doing the proper pushup, but most people don't know it. Here's a clear, simple explanation of how to do a proper pushup. The post How to do pushups properly [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How the UK got its flag [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Most people look at a flag and don't think much about it. But when one delves into the history of a country's flag, one finds all sorts of interesting stories. The post How the UK got its flag [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Clever cat plays dead when shot with finger gun [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Talk about a trick guaranteed to horrify any kid who's been told again and again not to play gunfight. The post Clever cat plays dead when shot with finger gun [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • A look at China's distinctive color-changing rocks

    Johnny Simon
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Hunan province features some of China’s most breathtaking natural beauty. It is home to the misty, towering peaks of Wulingyuan as well as the distinctive, albeit less massive red carbonate of the Guzhang Hongshilin National Geopark, located in Guzhang County. See also: Green ghost town: Nature overtakes an abandoned Chinese village The stone formations originated underwater, later rising above sea level following tectonic shifts. The natural elements and 450 million years of erosion gave them their striking wavy texture. The rocks are also known…
  • Dream comes true for young girl who was told princesses can't be black

    Jenni Ryall
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Finally, a little girl's dream has come true In May, 3-year-old Aboriginal girl Samara Muir was the victim of racial vilification when she tried to meet her idol Queen Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. On Sunday, she got her wish of hanging out with Elsa, free of derogatory comments See also: The Sydney Opera House says no to selfie sticks Samara, who dressed in a blue Elsa princess dress and crown, was invited to attend a special Frozen high tea at the Langham Hotel in MelbourneAccording to The Age, Samara had one thing to say to Queen Elsa: "I love you." Read more... More about Australia,…
  • Donald Trump bested by lowly avocado in poll on Twitter

    Adario Strange
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Would you be embarrassed if you lost an election poll to a fruit? That's the question likely spinning in the mind of fairly Twitter-savvy presidential candidate Donald Trump, as the lowly avocado thoroughly trounced him in a Twitter poll on Sunday See also: Hackers hit Donald Trump hotels with major credit card breach A Twitter account called AvocadoFact tweeted what seemed like a fun and harmless message on July 1: Who would you rather have in office? rt for an avocado. fav for donald trump? As of this writing, the avocado is beating Trump, with 61,367 retweets versus Trump's 5,987 favorites…
  • 5 skills you should master before applying for a social media job

    The Daily Muse
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Just a few years ago, the job title "social media manager" didn't exist. Fast forward to today, and almost every company has someone on staff who is responsible for social media. At smaller companies, the person who manages it might be the same person who handles public relations or marketing. At bigger companies, there is usually a dedicated employee who could command a salary of $50K or more. So, what exactly does a social media manager do? Most people tend to think that social media management means simply answering customer questions on Facebook and Twitter. And while that kind of…
  • Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

    The Associated Press
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80. A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. See also: The best reactions by major companies to the historic gay marriage decision Our co-founder and namesake, Burt Shavitz, has left for greener fields and wilder woods, but his spirit lives onpic.twitter.com/7mTy2988FX — Burt's Bees (@BurtsBees) July 5, 2015 In a statement posted to their website, the company said: Burt…
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    Fast Company

  • A Heartwarming Look At The July Fourth Parades Of Yesteryear

    Diana Budds
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Stars, stripes, and tiny horses.The 1930s and 1940s were tough decades for the United States. The Great Depression crippled the economy, and World War II tested the nation's resolve. It was also a golden age for documentary photography. Under the direction of Roy Stryker, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) created a remarkable pictorial record of American life with the help of top-notch photographers like Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Berenice Abbott. While shots such as Lange's Migrant Mother and Evans's portraits from impoverished Alabama relay…
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for July 3, 2015.Did you follow the news this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • 5 Great Free Apps For A Long Weekend

    Doug Aamoth
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hit the road, see the sights, find a room, and more.Summer's in full swing, which means it's time to blow off work and do some sightseeing. If you find yourself with a few extra days on your hands, these free apps can help you make the most of them.Read Full Story
  • FBI Probes Fiber-Optic Internet Saboteurs In California

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The suspects attacked the fiber-optic cables that carry the Internet—the eleventh such incident in the past year.After a mysterious Internet outage this week affected customers in the San Francisco Bay Area—even reaching as far as Seattle—the FBI revealed it is investigating the incident. The Bay Area's physical Internet infrastructure has been attacked by highly skilled saboteurs on ten other occasions in the past year alone.Read Full Story
  • Greek Startups Cut Off From The Cloud

    Steven Melendez
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Greece's emergency foreign spending restrictions have left tech companies scrambling to fund web hosting accounts and other services.The ongoing financial crisis in Greece has left some tech companies struggling to pay the bills—but not because they don't have money in the bank.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • B2B E-Commerce Service Bizzy Launches In Indonesia With $2.5M In Funding

    Jon Russell
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
     Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and upcoming e-commerce markets, welcomes a new entrant today after Bizzy, a B2B-focused marketplace, officially opened its service in the country. Read More
  • Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation

    Nabyl Charania
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
     Here’s a strange thought: Not very long ago, vertical integration was the cutting edge of global business. Indeed, well into the last century, the companies considered to be at the forefront of innovation were those resting atop the largest and most sprawling networks of operation. Read More
  • Uber Should Tell You Where To Get Picked Up

    Josh Constine
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
     One-way streets. Roads with nowhere to pull over. Forbidden U-turns. Sometimes your current location isn’t the most convenient place for Uber to pick you up. Walking 15 seconds around the corner or across the street to a better spot could cut five minutes off waiting to get picked up on or the journey. That’s why Uber, Lyft, and other car services should tell us where to get picked up. Read More
  • A New, $250,000 Startup Competition For Berkeley Students Takes Shape

    Connie Loizos
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
     Pejman Mar Ventures is just two years old, yet it has managed to make a name for itself among Stanford students, partly because its 5,000-square-foot offices are less than a mile from the school’s leafy campus and largely because the firm has made a concerted effort to bring Stanford students and alums into its community, including through a summer program that basically invites students… Read More
  • NYC.TV Hopes To Bring The Spirit Of Public Access TV To The Web

    Anthony Ha
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
     Hey, remember public access? Those local, non-commercial channels where you’d find weird stuff (and, sure, city council meetings) that made you think, “Wait, how is this even on TV?” Well, public access hasn’t gone away (heck, it’s become Stephen Colbert’s temporary home), but Kareem Ahmed, co-founder and CEO of a new video startup called NYC.TV argued… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Interesting

    Seth Godin
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    If you think about it, there's generally no correlation between how much something cost to make and how interesting it is. There are boring movies that bomb... and that cost $100mm to make. And the sound of a crying infant in the next room costs nothing at all, but it certainly gains your attention. A video made for free can go viral, and we'll happily ignore an ad campaign that cost a million or more to make. So, if money isn't related to interestingness, why do we worry so much about spending more on the media we create? Over-the-top production values are sometimes a place to hide. It's…
  • Embellishments

    Seth Godin
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    What are they for? Absolutely nothing. Well, that's not true. The fact that they aren't directly related to what you're trying to deliver is precisely why they exist. The 'nothingness' of their value is why they are valuable. An embellishment, a garnish, a filligree... it exists because it means you took a little extra time, you cared enough to add some beauty or rhythm to the thing you brought me. As soon as we can afford it, as soon as we care, we pay extra for beauty.        
  • "All other difficulties are of minor importance"

    Seth Godin
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    The Wright Brothers decided to solve the hardest problem of flight first. It's so tempting to work on the fun, the urgent or even the controversial parts of a problem.  There are really good reasons to do the hard part first, though. In addition to not wasting time in meetings about logos, you'll end up getting the rest of your design right if you do the easy parts last.        
  • More pious

    Seth Godin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    Tribe members often fall into a trap, a trap created by the fear of standing out, and a natural avoidance to question things. "You're not wearing the proper tie." "That's not how someone like us gets married." "My tweets are of the proper format, yours aren't." "The way you are teaching your kids the rules is wrong." "That symbol of purity isn't good enough for my family." "Your version of the way things should be is a compromise." "What, you're not wearing an official jersey to the game?" As soon as someone says, "I am more pious than you," they've chosen to push someone down in order to…
  • Announcing my candidacy

    Seth Godin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Today, with just 495 days before the election, I'm announcing my run for President of the United States. I'm well aware that electoral politics have been transformed by the collision of semi-modern marketing techniques with the money necessary to implement them. The TV-Industrial complex demands ever more partisan politics, more tribal division, more vote-suppressing vitriol. As we've turned raising money into a game similar to box office returns (where quantity appears to equal quality), candidates have almost no choice but to sell themselves to the highest bidder of the moment, again and…
 
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    WIRED

  • Review: Asus Zenfone 2

    Maurizio Pesce
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The newest massive Android phablet from Chinese manufacturer Asus takes the idea of a "computer in your pocket" quite seriously. The post Review: Asus Zenfone 2 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Star Fox May Finally Justify Wii U’s Weird Controller

    Chris Kohler
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    "Star Fox Zero" was designed to show how the Wii U's GamePad controller could be used to create a unique game experience. The post Star Fox May Finally Justify Wii U’s Weird Controller appeared first on WIRED.
  • WIRED Staffers Pick Your Must-Reads of the Summer

    Wired Staff
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let WIRED propose your next great paper (or e-ink) adventure. The post WIRED Staffers Pick Your Must-Reads of the Summer appeared first on WIRED.
  • Airbnb Needs to Be Better at Search Than Google

    Issie Lapowsky
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Airbnb uses sophisticated tech to find the hosts that are most likely to let you crash in their homes for the weekend. The post Airbnb Needs to Be Better at Search Than Google appeared first on WIRED.
  • Awesome Retro-Futuristic NES Will Set You Back a Cool $500

    Tim Moynihan
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's ludicrously expensive, but this aluminum unibody 8-bit NES packs in features that put it more in line with modern-day game machines. The post Awesome Retro-Futuristic NES Will Set You Back a Cool $500 appeared first on WIRED.
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  • ProBlogger Podcast: The Benefits of Your Blog Being Mobile-Friendly

    Darren Rowse
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Today is Day 6 in our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge There’s no denying it – the time has come where you’re going to lose traffic if your blog is not optimised for mobile viewing. Whether that dip in traffic is due to Google penalising non-mobile-friendly sites by not featuring their content in mobile search results thanks to their “Mobile Friendly Update” (otherwise known as Mobilegeddon), or because your reader isn’t having a pleasant reading experience and will click away to another blog where they do, you may never know. But the time is now to…
  • 31DBBB Day Five Challenge: Email a Blog Reader

    Darren Rowse
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to day 5 in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. You can find today’s challenge here. There’s nothing like a personal touch in any kind of business, and that includes blogging. When service goes above and beyond, or when a blogger takes the time to notice and acknowledge their readers, it can result in ongoing loyalty and goodwill. In the early days of my blog I would always email readers who left a comment to thank them and let them know I’d responded. It was always met with surprise and gratitude, and I know to this day some of those commenters still…
  • Be a Better Blogger by Reading other Blogs like This

    Darren Rowse
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    It’s day 4 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog where today’s challenge is to take a little time to do something that I wrote about last year that has the potential to transform your blogging! And what is it, you ask? Today you’re going to be analysing another blog It’s as simple as that, and it really only takes 10-15 minutes, if that’s all you have to spare. It really does help you see what’s happening in your niche, where your blog fits, and maybe where you can fill a gap or do something better based on what others are doing or not doing. In today’s…
  • Blog Promotion Strategies: How to Think Outside the Square

    Darren Rowse
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    It’s day three of our thirty one day challenge! How are you feeling? Pumped? Motivated? Ready to shake up your blog and your routine during these 31 days? We’ve already covered nailing your elevator pitch and how to create a super-shareable list post, and today it’s all about getting yourself off your blog to promote it and find some readers. “Build it and they will come“, you think? That is really not the case with blogging. You need to put your blog where people will read it. In today’s podcast we discuss doing just that – how, where, and why to…
  • ProBlogger Podcast Challenge: Write an Amazing List Post

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Day two of our 31 day challenge begins with a simple post idea that you can create easily, and is popular with readers – a double bonus for bloggers! The podcast is now live for you to get details of the challenge here (or on iTunes and Stitcher). Note: If you missed it, day one was about crafting the perfect elevator pitch for your blog. In today’s episode we go over the seven reasons list posts are so important, and some of the different kinds of list posts that can be produced (like this one, for example). You can make a list post for just about every niche of blogging there…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Learn the Basics of Working with Epoxies In This Video

    Patrick Allan
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Epoxy can be a handy tool for all kinds of home projects. This video explains what epoxy is and some basic tips for how to use it.Read more...
  • Build Your Own Aerial Photography Rig with Kite

    Thorin Klosowski
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Aerial photography is a lot of fun and you have a ton of options for doing it. These days drones are certainly one of the most popular , but balloons work too . If that’s all too much of an investment, Make shows you how to do it with a kite.Read more...
  • Keep Condiments From Dripping in the Fridge With Containers

    Kristin Wong
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Over time, dripping condiments can cause a sticky mess in your fridge. To keep your fridge clean and its contents organized, try corralling your condiments in containers.Read more...
  • Google May Offer "Did You Mean" Suggestions While Searching on Android

    Eric Ravenscraft
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Google’s “Did you mean” feature is a handy way to avoid having to remember how to spell things. Now, Google seems to be spreading its reach to autocomplete suggestions on Android, before you’ve even completed your search.Read more...
  • Today's Best Deals: Cheap Hot Tub, Pet Treats, Kitchen Scale, and More

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us onFacebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Official Guy Kawasaki Father’s Day Gift List

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

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

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

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

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

  • 'iPhone 6s' Logic Board Suggests 16GB Base Model and Updated NFC Hardware

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    New images of the logic board from the next-generation "iPhone 6s" have been obtained by 9to5Mac, a few days after the site shared photos from an unnamed source which showed that a new, updated Qualcomm LTE chip could be in store for the iPhone this year. Today's images suggest that, on top of the Qualcomm chip's faster LTE speeds and increased energy efficiency, the iPhone 6s will include fewer chips that are collectively more efficient, updated NFC hardware for Apple Pay, and likely the same 16GB entry-level capacity seen on current iPhones. The Toshiba flash memory chip shown in the photos…
  • How Apple Music's Liking System Works to Customize 'For You' Recommendations

    Juli Clover
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Apple Music's main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apple's new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire "For You" section dedicated to recommendations. According to Apple, its music experts "handpick songs, artists, and albums based on what you listen to and like," and this content is what populates the "For You" section. Apple's explained that "For You" recommendations get better over time based on "whether you love a song or not," but the company hasn't explicitly…
  • 'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion capabilities. Weibo user KJuma has since removed the pair of leaked documents he shared on the Twitter-like service, but not before the images began making their rounds on the web. The documents also corroborate multiple rumors claiming the so-called iPhone 6s ("N66") and iPhone 6s Plus ("N71") will have 2GB of…
  • Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer' Title at Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design" nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user…
  • iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music

    Husain Sumra
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in…
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  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

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

  • The Write Way to Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

    Pamela Wilson
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m going to go out on a limb here. Because what I’m about to suggest might seem a little crazy. But it really works. And I want you to know about this simple habit, because the sooner you adopt it, the sooner you’ll start to see what I discovered. I stumbled upon this weird (and unexpected) benefit while I was developing a different habit. Now the habit is a daily practice for me because of the powerful results it produces. Move those fingers every day The habit I was trying to develop was a daily writing practice. Because here I am, managing the editorial direction of the…
  • Protecting Your Digital Business: A Primer on Small Business and the Law

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Litigation isn’t something any of us want to think about, but having to put a plan together when the time comes isn’t an option. Johnny Lee is a Managing Director at Grant Thornton, forensic investigator, and licensed attorney. He shares his expertise with us to help small businesses gain a better understanding of what eDiscovery and records retention is, and why — from a legal perspective — it’s important for us to have a basic plan in place to protect our businesses. Here’s a short primer on handling electronic records, like email, so we can be prepared.
  • Pro Tips on Building an Audience That Will Stick with You

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week on The Showrunner, get a sneak peek at the lessons inside The Showrunner Podcasting Course as Chris Garrett and Christina Canters provide expert advice on the right way to build, and even move, your audience. The episode opens with a reflection on the unique experience Jerod and Jonny shared this week: Jerod stepping into Jonny’s Hack the Entrepreneur host shoes and hacking … Jonny. The occasion? The 100th episode of Hack the Entrepreneur. (And yes, there was an important lesson learned.) Then it’s sneak peek time. With The Showrunner Podcasting Course currently in…
  • The (Unfinished) Story of an Accidental Entrepreneur

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On this episode of No Sidebar with Brian Gardner, you’ll hear a story of one creative who followed his passion and built a company without a business plan. In the journey of every person who wants to build a digital business, there comes a point when you need to make a decision. Usually that decision is surrounded by fear, and in some cases that fear can be crippling. In this 26-minute episode of No Sidebar with Brian Gardner, Darrell Vesterfelt and Brian discuss: The two-minute version of how StudioPress started The fears Brian faced along the way The challenges Brian’s faced…
  • How to Use SEO to Attract and Retain Customers

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    What does it take to rank in Google now? And how should SEO fit into your plans of attraction, retention, and conversion? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: How social and SEO go together, and how listening will help your SEO What SEO means to your overall content strategy Why getting rankings means making real friends Why traffic is just the beginning of your digital business strategy Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Freebie: Smashicons Icon Set (500 Icons, 4 Styles, AI, PSD, Sketch)

    The Smashing Editorial
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Today, we’re happy to release a very large icon set: the freebie contains 500 icons in four editable variants: outlined, solid, webby and flat, covering all sorts of various categories. The icons allow you to customize the stroke width and style, not to mention that you can change the color of the elements. They’re carefully crafted on a 60px grid which gives each icon consistency and crispness on all displays. Smashicons come in several styles. The AI and Sketch formats come in four styles: outline for mobile use; solid for hover state; webby for web; and flat for any creative…
  • Think Fast! Using Heuristics To Increase Use Of Your Product

    Victor Yocco
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    People have many tough decisions to make; whether they should use your application or website to accomplish a task shouldn’t be one of them. Your design team can take advantage of our knowledge of the human mind and human behavior by accounting for a number of heuristics, or mental shortcuts, that researchers have identified. You might be familiar with the term “heuristic” from the UX research method of heuristic evaluation. A heuristic evaluation involves experts evaluating the interface and interactions of a system based on accepted usability best practices. Forget about that for now.
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for July 2015.
  • Design Principles: Compositional Balance, Symmetry And Asymmetry

    Steven Bradley
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    A balanced composition feels right. It feels stable and aesthetically pleasing. While some of its elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you can’t see the other areas. Balancing a composition1 involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas. Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum. An unbalanced composition can lead to tension. When a…
  • Rapid Front-End Prototyping With WordPress

    Daniel Pataki
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Prototyping is one of the best things that can happen within a project, yet it is extremely underutilized. Prototyping makes a project better suited to users, elevates user experience, increases the quality of your final code, and keeps clients happy. The problem is that developers often see prototyping as a waste of time, since high-quality prototypes take considerable effort to make. I want to show you that by using WordPress, highly interactive prototypes with great visuals are not at all that difficult to make. 1 (Image credit: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash2) (View large version3) First,…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Bush: 'Trump is wrong'

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Jeb Bush said Donald Trump doesn't represent the views of most Republicans, offering his most aggressive comments so far on the real estate titan who's used inflammatory language when talking about immigrants.
  • Lloyd's hat trick leads U.S. to 5-2 victory over Japan

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Lloyd scores 3 | Photos: U.S. in World Cup | Beautiful game | Fans love U.S. soccer | Opinion: A win for women
  • Fidel Castro appears in public

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:22 pm
    It's rare for Fidel Castro to appear in public. But the 88-year-old former Cuban President recently said cheese -- literally -- as state media cameras snapped his photo.
  • Who's Prince George look like?

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
  • Alamo gets world heritage status

    5 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The Lone Star State isn't quite so lonely after earning a spot on an elite list kept by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • How to Make Awesome Fireworks Photos!

    Scott Kelby
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    s Hi Gang, and happy Friday: Tomorrow (July 4th) is a big holiday for us here in the US — it’s Independence Day — a day where all Americans celebrate their independence from Glyn Dewis and Dave Clayton (shown pictured with me above. They both serve as Beefeaters in service to Her Majesty The Queen as Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign’s Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, but they are shown here in the regular street clothes, but you know and I know, those clothes are anything but regular). If…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Taming Natural Light with Erik Valind Natural light is all around us, but it is up to the photographer to control it in order to make a beautiful portrait. Join Erik Valind as he shows you how to tame that natural light, from direct noontime sun to overcast and shadowless days, and capture killer portraits with little more than just your camera and a reflector. No speedlights or strobes are required for this class. Erik teaches you about the factors that you can control, and then walks you various techniques you can use through a series of real world demonstrations, each one building on the…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Gisela Calitz!

    Brad Moore
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    OBJECTIFY YOURSELF Enter my world cautiously, for all is not what it seems, and behind every image, there is always more than a single truth. We’re living in a world consumed by fear of the truth—but is there really such a thing as “the truth” anymore—especially in visual terms? It is fear of the unknown that causes people to judge and criticize—fear of an illusion created by our own experiences and teachings. One individual’s perspective may not be the same as another’s, because we process and interpret visual stimuli in a variety of ways. Thus, what is reality, if not a…
  • A Quick Portrait Checklist

    Scott Kelby
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: Once a month on “The Grid” RC and I do our “Blind Photo Critiques” episode where we ask our viewers to submit images for a live critique on the air. When the submitted images are portraits, we often see the same type of problems again and again, so I thought today I’d share a few hopefully helpful things to ask yourself about a portrait image to see if you’re on the right track — kind of a checklist to mentally take your image through to see if it’s working. This checklist is short and simple, and certainly not complete, but at least if…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Active Lifestyle Photography with Erik Valind Get up and moving with Erik Valind in his latest class on active lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is all about capturing believable moments and showing that ideal reality in an image. When done right it should make you want to jump into the photograph and join the people in the picture. In this class Erik takes you through the basics of planning for your shoot, doing your research, and selecting your gear, and then moves through a variety of locations and activities to demonstrate how it works in the real world. Working with natural…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Simple Tips to Improve Your Environmental Portraits

    Kav Dadfar
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photographing people in their natural environment can produce amazing photos, and tell a story. But it can also be incredibly challenging, as you will have to work fast and adapt to the location. Follow these simple steps and you should capture some great environmental portrait photos: Use a wide-angle lens The nature of this type of photography is that you need to capture the person’s surroundings, and to do that you will need a wide-angle lens such as 24mm, 28mm or 35mm lens. This will allow you to get close enough to avoid things coming between you and your subject, but at the same time…
  • Camera Showdown: the Nikon D5500 and D3300, Canon 70D and Sony a6000 Compared

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With so many cameras on the market now it’s hard to know which one to buy if you’re just getting into digital photography. Should you get a full on DSLR or go for the more streamlined mirrorless ones? In this video Tony Northrup and his partner Chelsea do a comparison of four different cameras in roughly the same price range (under $1000) including: The relatively new Nikon D5500 – $747 body only Nikon D3300 – $497 with 18-55mm lens Canon’s 70D – $949 body only Sony’s a6000 – $548 body only Watch as they put all four cameras through their…
  • Create Stunning Works Of Art from Your Photography: Our Most Popular Deal Back for 24 Hours

    Darren Rowse
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    Today as part of our Mid Year Deal week we’ve got two amazing courses for you from the amazing Sebastian Michaels. Deal 1: 70% Off Photo Artistry: Fine Art Grunge Composition Course It’s back! But for 24 hours only… Photoshop Artistry: Fine Art Grunge Composition course — at an incredible 70% off the RRP! This was the hottest deal featured on our site in 2014. It flew out the door and smashed records in our dPS Christmas sale. So due to popular demand, we’ve brought it back for one more day here! Create Stunning Works Of Art from Your Photography If you want to go from…
  • How To Lead Your Viewer’s Focus to the Subject

    Peter West Carey
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Take a look at this photo and remember what your initial thoughts are: Inlaid marble detail inside Taj Mahal, Agra, India, Asia Where was the first place you looked in the photo? What about the second? Some of the more interesting photos (and artwork in general) moves your view around the image, and often brings you back for more. When you take a photo, you know what you’re looking at and what is most important, but this doesn’t always come through in your picture, unless you make a concerted effort to help the viewer see the same thing. Luckily, as a photographer you have more than a few…
  • How to Add Metadata to Your Images in Photoshop

    Jim Wise
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    What could be more exciting than metadata? Okay, so pretty much everything else. If you need to find an image later however, to win that big photo contest or finish that assignment, metadata could be invaluable. What is metadata? Simply put it is; data that describes other data. Meta is a prefix that in most information technology usages means “an underlying definition or description”. Metadata summarizes basic information about data, which can make finding and working with particular instances of data easier. Data such as keywords like; blue sky, airplane, interior, flight deck,…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Artists paint light using 3D printers and twisted video walls

    Jon Fingas
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Who said that you had to paint light by waving an arm around? Certainly not Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi and Daniel Canogar, both of whom have created art using some decidedly unusual tech. Kalsi's project generates floating color portraits thanks to a modif...
  • Stretchable nanowire mesh heats your sore muscles

    Jon Fingas
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Don't like having to apply clunky heating pads every time you want to to deal with chronic muscle pain in your arms and legs? Eventually, you might not have to -- that therapeutic care could always be there. Korean researchers have developed a stretc...
  • The untold story of a failed Nintendo game six years in the making

    Jon Fingas
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Nintendo has had a number of high-profile flops (Virtual Boy, anyone?). However, one of its biggest failures may have been one you heard almost nothing about -- at least, until now. Unseen64 has published a documentary detailing the largely unknown s...
  • 3D-printed 'dough' helps fix your fractured bones

    Jon Fingas
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    One day, you might not have to spend ages waiting for broken bones to heal. Researchers have developed a 3D-printed, dough-like biomaterial that could fill large bone fractures while aiding the recovery process. The porous chemical blend can withstan...
  • Lego is developing eco-friendly plastic bricks

    Jon Fingas
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Lego's iconic plastic bricks aren't very kind to the planet since they're made from oil-based ABS plastic, but the toy maker is planning to mend its ways. It's paying $150 million to build a sustainable materials center that will develop oil-free pla...
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    Strobist

  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

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

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

  • Plains, trains and automobiles: The landscape photography of Bill Leigh Brewer

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Bill Leigh Brewer's career in photography started with a road trip, a Canon AE-1, lots of Kodachrome 25, and The Clash. His landscapes lend a surrealist quality to the commonplace and unique aspects of Americana, without demeaning its subjects. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery
  • Photography in public places across Europe threatened by harmonization proposal

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The right to use pictures taken in a public place is under threat by a European Parliament proposal for the harmonization of copyright laws across the region. Buried in a complex set of amendments is the idea that the automatic Freedom of Panorama be removed from those countries that maintain it, so that copyright holders of permanent artworks and buildings will need to authorize commercial use of pictures that include their works. Read more
  • Quick Review: Photographers.pro

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Many services exist that allow non-developers to create their own websites without too much hassle, but only a handful cater specifically to photographers. The service Photographers.pro aims to stand out by offering an all-inclusive package for photographers that provides a website (including a custom domain address and email) for a yearly fee of $70. Does it distinguish itself from other options available to photographers? We recently took it for a spin to find out. Read more
  • Manfrotto adds friction arms to its accessory lineup

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Manfrotto has announced a series of friction arms and related accessories. They're designed to allow photographers to attach lights, extra cameras, and accessories to tripods and, via a clamp, to table tops and other rigid edges. Read more
  • Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Mobile accessory maker Moment has added a new lens to its lineup. The Moment Macro lens offers a 25mm focal length and 10x magnification, using a multi-element design and ED-glass for improved image quality. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Revisit the past

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So my wife was wanting me to print out some of our family pictures to hang on the wall, and so when she had made her selection of images that she wanted, I had a few of them that were just small files for display on the web, and when I went looking for the large jpeg, I could only find the RAW image. So, I had to re-edit them using the latest version of Lightroom. The difference in the two images is pretty cool when you look at the detail in the clouds and the more precise way I could brighten the faces etc… And so my tip for today is to go back to some of your favorite images or even…
  • Using the new Dehaze slider on Fireworks

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    This tip comes courtesy of one of our readers (thanks Randy F.) who pointed out in a comment here last Friday that the new Dehaze slider just added to Lightroom CC works pretty darn well for removing haze from Fireworks, and with July 4th coming up, I thought it was a perfect tip for today. I have noticed that the slider is much more effective (no pun intended) on images still in RAW format, versus those in JPEG (I did a comparison on the same file in RAW vs an exported JPEG and it’s a pretty wide difference). So, keep this up your sleeve for the Independence Day post-processing. Hope…
  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here’s the results from Friday’s one-question survey about your use of Lightroom on your mobile devices. I’m saw some comments here, and over on my Facebook page and Twitter where some folks didn’t realize that it’s now available on Android tablets and phones, so if you didn’t realize it, it’s time to go download it and give it a whirl. Interesting to note: A margin of only 8% separates the “You bet!” response from “Not interested at all” crowd, which I thought was a bit surprising, until I read some of the comments here about…
  • Got a Quick Sec For a One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – I’m back from vacation (took some time off for a trip with the family before my son heads off for college). Would you mind taking a quick survey about your use (or non-use) of the Mobile version of Lightroom? Aww, thanks…you are awesome (and here’s the link): Lightroom Mobile Survey Hope you all have an awesome Lightroom-infused weekend (I’m doing a fashion shoot today for a KelbyOne online class, and I’ll be tethering into Lightroom and using Lightroom mobile so the Art Director can see my shots live on an iPad during the shoot). Best, -Scott…
  • Quick workflow tip

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like to have as much room for images in my Lightroom panels, and so I will hide my side panels, but sometimes you want to jump from one folder to another in either the Library or Develop module. You can easily do that if you have the Filmstrip open at the bottom. Simple Right-click on the black bar of the Filmstrip to bring up a new menu that has a list of your recent folders amongst other things. Right click brings up more options menu Now the key is to click on the black bar, not the dark gray one just above it. That won’t do anything for you. Remember black bar will go far……
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    Apple has separated its three time-based categories into separate apps on Apple Watch. This allows you to quickly access the specific feature of the timer, alarm, and stopwatch you want with just a few taps. While most of it is self-explanatory, we've got some tips for how to get the most out of each of these apps so they work the way you want, when you want. Timer The Timer app on Apple watch makes it possible for you to set a timer right from your wrist so you don't have to search out your iPhone to activate or even turn off the alert when time is up. Tap the Timer app icon on Apple Watch…
  • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

    Husain Sumra
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In late June, it was revealed that Apple had rounded up celebrity partners to host radio shows on its Beats 1 programming schedule, including Elton John, Pharrell and Dr. Dre. Today, the company announced that Dre's show, The Pharmacy, will premiere Saturday, July 4 at 3 PM PST and will broadcast every week thereafter at the same time. The hour-long show will be co-hosted by Dre and Eddie Francis and feature recording artists Wyann Vaughn and DJ Pooh with music from DJ Jus Incredible, according to Billboard. Apple debuted the premiere date with a trailer for the program on Twitter.
  • TextBlade Update: An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates

    Juli Clover
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:54 pm
    In January, WayTools announced the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard for iOS devices and Macs that's quite unlike anything else that's available on the market. It replaces a full keyboard with eight large smart keys that take advantage of multilayering, giving users access to a complete set of keys and commands on a keyboard that fits into a pocket. WayTools began accepting pre-orders for the TextBlade at that time, garnering a huge amount of interest from people who were excited about the promise of a better mobile keyboard. The company initially planned to ship in February, but as…
  • Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases

    Juli Clover
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in January, we shared a video of an iPhone 6 that went into space, protected by an iPhone case constructed by Urban Armor Gear. The iPhone 6 came out unscathed, so when Urban Armor Gear offered us the chance to get our hands on a few of its cases to check out for a review, we agreed. Urban Armor Gear's line of cases are definitely unique, with an industrial-looking armored shell and an impact resistant inner core. Cases are available for several devices, but we checked out the company's Rogue Folio for the iPad Air 2, its Rogue Folio for the iPhone 6 Plus, and its Navigator case for the…
  • Apple Music Connect's 'Clunky' Posting Process Detailed by Indie Artist

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    After the launch of Apple Music earlier in the week, many users began searching and following their favorite artists on Apple's new social platform Connect, which aims to showcase new songs, videos, and pictures to fans of artists like Pharrell, Dr. Dre, and more, directly within the app. The process that artists have to take to create content for their fans was unknown, until today, when app developer and indie musician of the band Airplane Mode, Dave Wiskus, posted a detailed summary on his blog of the steps needed to make a post on Apple's new social platform. Wiskus hoped that Apple's…
 
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