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  • Gonzo nails “The Humpty Dance” [video]

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    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Watch the Muppets a few too many times and you never know what kind of mashups will pop to mind, but YouTube user isthishowyougoviral nails it with Gonzo's interpretation of Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance." The post Gonzo nails “The Humpty Dance” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Bob Barker came on down for a ‘Price is Right’ return

    Tricia Gilbride
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Bob Barker made a special appearance on The Price is Right for April Fools' Day, and the audience full of potential neeeeeeeew caaaaaaar winners freaked out. Well, it's sort of hard to gauge whether their excitement was enhanced by Barker's surprise sighting since the default state of Price is Right contestants is a level of hysteria most people will never even come close to achieving in their lifetime But it certainly seems like guessing the retail value of a smartphone is a little more magical in the presence of the legendary game show host. This woman got a free BMW when a prank turned out…
  • Today in Tabs: Your Tab Is Problematic

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    Avery Edison
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Troll kalla mik, perhaps, pace the Nortmann forbears of the present day's too well-known House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.You're safe and there are no sapient spiders burrowed deep within your heart and brain, biding their time. April fool's ;)Read Full Story
  • LocBox Expands Its Local Business Marketing Tools With Support For Facebook And Google Ads

    Anthony Ha
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
     It’s been more than two years since I wrote about marketing startup LocBox, but co-founder and CEO Saumil Mehta told me that the company has been busy — it’s now up to 600 customers and is growing between 7 and 10 percent each month. Most of those customers are small, local businesses, which is why Mehta hasn’t made it a priority reach out to the tech press.… Read More
  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
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  • Gonzo nails “The Humpty Dance” [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Watch the Muppets a few too many times and you never know what kind of mashups will pop to mind, but YouTube user isthishowyougoviral nails it with Gonzo's interpretation of Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance." The post Gonzo nails “The Humpty Dance” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This beer commercial is terrifying, confusing, and amazing [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you've ever had Mikkeller beer, you know they're a brewery off the beaten barely path. This commercial is emblematic of just how strange the folks at Mikkeller are. Enjoy this strange commercial. Beware of a few bad words, and prepare to be disturbed. The post This beer commercial is terrifying, confusing, and amazing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This adorable little girl made a Hobbit video with her dog as Smaug [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Back in January, Warner Bros. issued a challenge for "Hobbit" fans. Make a movie of your favorite part of the film, and if you make the best video then you can go to New Zealand. The entry below didn't win, but it's adorable. This girl, "Miss Observation," deserves a few more YouTube subscribers. The post This adorable little girl made a Hobbit video with her dog as Smaug [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Scientists blown away by hummingbird action in a wind tunnel [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Hummingbirds are beautiful little creatures, but they don't exactly appear like the kind of animal that can weather a hefty storm...or can they? The post Scientists blown away by hummingbird action in a wind tunnel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Richard Simmons’s testimony on Capitol Hill is inspiring [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you've never heard Richard Simmons's story, you should watch this video. Even if you do know his story, you should watch this video. His testimony about the problem of child obesity will inspire you. The post Richard Simmons’s testimony on Capitol Hill is inspiring [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Bob Barker came on down for a ‘Price is Right’ return

    Tricia Gilbride
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Bob Barker made a special appearance on The Price is Right for April Fools' Day, and the audience full of potential neeeeeeeew caaaaaaar winners freaked out. Well, it's sort of hard to gauge whether their excitement was enhanced by Barker's surprise sighting since the default state of Price is Right contestants is a level of hysteria most people will never even come close to achieving in their lifetime But it certainly seems like guessing the retail value of a smartphone is a little more magical in the presence of the legendary game show host. This woman got a free BMW when a prank turned out…
  • This woman got a free BMW when a prank turned out to be real

    Max Knoblauch
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    BMW New Zealand doesn't joke around. The company ran an "April Fools' Day special" in the newspaper on Wednesday, stating that users who came in to the Auckland dealership with the clipping and asked for "Tom" would be able to swap their old car for a new BMW. The the ad had prank written all over it, but the dealership turned out to be very serious. When Tiaana Marsh from Auckland, New Zealand, walked in with the clipping, the manager surprised her with a brand new car And that's why you still read newspapers, kids. Ford pranks dudes by setting them up on a blind date with a stunt driver…
  • Marvel's newest superhero movie stars adorable puppies

    Andrea Romano
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Being a superhero can be a ruff job, but somebody has to do it. Adorable dogs take on the jobs of Earth's mightiest heroes, the Avengers, in their fight against their greatest nemesis, LoKitty, in Marvel's latest summer superhero blockbuster. Sadly, it's an April Fools' Day joke, but let's hope they make this movie anyway. Space station camera captures ominous video of Super Typhoon Maysak The new 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is the wildest ride yet Aubrey Plaza gave vials of hair and blood to her 'Parks and Rec' costars Motorola's selfie stick is made of wood, leather and unicorn tears Read…
  • The ballad of Cynthia Lennon, 1939-2015

    Chris Taylor
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In the summer of 1968, reeling after she and her husband of six years had launched bitter divorce proceedings against one another, Cynthia Lennon received a surprise well-wisher at her home in Weybridge, southwest of London. His name was Paul McCartney Cynthia was surprised to see him. After John Lennon started living with Yoko Ono, the rest of the Beatles showed Cynthia the cold shoulder. But here was McCartney, brandishing a bunch of roses and a sweet, over-the-top gesture; he got down on one knee. "How about it Cyn, you and me?" he said, according to the Beatles biography Shout! by Philip…
  • Tiny songbird flies nonstop for more than 1,700 miles

    Discovery News
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    An unassuming little songbird called the blackpoll warbler has just broken the record for longest non-stop overwater flight by a bird, when body mass is taken into account. The tiny bird, which weighs less than half of an ounce, flew up to three days without stopping over a distance of about 1,721 miles, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Biology Letters. SEE ALSO: Photos: Impressive bird flying formations Each year, the birds depart Nova Scotia and Vermont, fly over the entire Atlantic Ocean, and then land in either the Greater Antilles or the northeastern coast of…
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  • Today in Tabs: Your Tab Is Problematic

    Avery Edison
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Troll kalla mik, perhaps, pace the Nortmann forbears of the present day's too well-known House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.You're safe and there are no sapient spiders burrowed deep within your heart and brain, biding their time. April fool's ;)Read Full Story
  • The Companies That Are Actually Boycotting Indiana, Not Just Talking About It

    David Lumb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    After Indiana passed a law that could legalize discrimination against LGBT individuals, many people spoke out. Here are the ones that actually acted.Barely a week old, Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has already stirred outrage, and retaliation, across the country. While the law shares the name of the 1993 federal act that Bill Clinton signed into law, the Indiana version added its own twist, taking a page out of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. by allowing businesses to assert their rights of "free exercise of religion," which, as Garrett Epps of The Atlantic explains, would…
  • How Patton Oswalt Won The Trevor Noah Twitter Debate

    KC Ifeanyi
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Grab some popcorn and kick back—there's an epic string of tweets you have to read.Trevor Noah is suffering from a severe case of media whiplash.Read Full Story
  • What Is "Design Fixation," And How Can You Stop It?

    Shaunacy Ferro
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to avoid getting stuck on the first solution that springs to mind.Sometimes, your first idea is not your best one. But you might fixate on it, especially if the idea has worked for you before. In academic terms, this phenomenon is called design fixation. In layman's terms, we might call it getting set in your ways, experiencing tunnel vision, regurgitating old ideas, or being blinded to alternatives.Read Full Story
  • Behind The Scenes At Dropbox Black Ops

    J.J. McCorvey
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Black Ops" lead Jon Ying works hard to keep the same spirit Dropbox had with 10 employees as it does with more than 1,000.Jon Ying, 28, has been with Dropbox from its earliest days. Originally brought in by his friend (and Dropbox cofounder) Arash Ferdowsi to do tech support, his role evolved into developing the brand's approachable, human vibe, including, most notably, creating the "Psychobox" drawing that a user sees if he or she encounters an error page. Eventually he moved into product design, before settling into his current role using all those skills internally to help foster…
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  • LocBox Expands Its Local Business Marketing Tools With Support For Facebook And Google Ads

    Anthony Ha
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
     It’s been more than two years since I wrote about marketing startup LocBox, but co-founder and CEO Saumil Mehta told me that the company has been busy — it’s now up to 600 customers and is growing between 7 and 10 percent each month. Most of those customers are small, local businesses, which is why Mehta hasn’t made it a priority reach out to the tech press.… Read More
  • IBM And Apple Release Eight More Enterprise Apps For Healthcare, Airlines And More

    Sarah Perez,Ron Miller
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
     Apple and IBM’s partnership that has the companies working together to produce enterprise-friendly apps has expanded yet again with the addition of eight more apps designed for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, bringing the total number of MobileFirst apps up to now 22. The new apps are focused on the healthcare and industrial products industries, following prior announcements… Read More
  • AgTech Is The New Queen Of Green

    Rob Leclerc,Melissa Tilney
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
     Before Monsanto acquired Climate Corporation in late 2013 for nearly $1 billion, few investors gave much thought to technological innovation in our agriculture system. What a difference a year can make. In what can be described as the Netscape moment for agriculture technology (AgTech), the sector had a breakout year in 2014, receiving over $2.36 billion of investment across 264 deals spanning… Read More
  • Sling TV’s Service For Cord Cutters Will Offer HBO Starting This Month

    Sarah Perez
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
     Sling TV, Dish’s new over-the-top service designed for cord cutters, announced today that it will become the first Internet service to offer video-on-demand content from HBO starting this month, just in time for the “Games of Thrones” premiere. The HBO content will be available as an optional add-on at $15 per month – the same price point that Apple scored for its… Read More
  • Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

    Lisa Cheng
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
     New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
  • Different kinds of magic

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    A stunning video about what school can mean. A beautiful book about art and meaning. A different kind of management tome. Rethinking your career. Or this way. And worth thinking hard about: two brilliant social histories by David Graeber. Debt and Bureaucracy.        
  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough money on average to buy more stamps. Before the internet, direct marketing was on a steady growth path. The science of testing and improving offers and the industrialization of systems that lowered costs meant that more and more organizations were using direct marketing to solicit donations, get votes and sell products and services. One of the key elements that allows direct…
  • The panic tax

    Seth Godin
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    Systems under severe stress degrade. While individuals might do extraordinary work while pumped with adrenalin (lifting a car, running through a burning building), panic can decrease the efficacy of a system by 30% or more--often completely destroying it. Compare the typical throughput of a highway during rush hour (when it's filled with seasoned commuters) to a similar road when people are fleeing a natural disaster.... in the first case, the cars naturally keep a safe distance, drivers are sufficiently alert, everyone gets home. In the other, there's a complete standstill. Or consider how…
  • 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…
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  • Silk Road Boss’ First Murder Attempt Was His Mentor’s Idea

    Andy Greenberg
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The allegation that the Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts attempted to pay for six murders has loomed over the story of that massive online drug market. How could the pseudonymous figure preaching non-violent, libertarian ideals stoop to commissioning the paid killings of half a dozen people? Now a newly revealed chat log from the case […] The post Silk Road Boss’ First Murder Attempt Was His Mentor’s Idea appeared first on WIRED.
  • Top 15 Google Maps Pac-Man Spots

    Tim Moynihan
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The Google Maps Pac-Man game is one of the best easter eggs in internet history. Here are the weirdest and wildest spots to play in the WIRED universe. The post Top 15 Google Maps Pac-Man Spots appeared first on WIRED.
  • Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good

    Angela Watercutter
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Check out an exclusive clip from the post-apocalypse flick Jackrabbit, which premieres at this month's Tribeca Film Festival. The post Post-Apocalypse Hacker Flick Jackrabbit Actually Looks Good appeared first on WIRED.
  • Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong?

    Issie Lapowsky
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Yik Yak, the anonymous app that's caught on with college campuses (and bullies), wants to let users post photos. The post Yik Yak Is Testing a Photo Feature. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hackers

    Kim Zetter
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    The order is aimed primarily at state-sponsored actors and other hackers who are beyond the reach of law enforcement or diplomatic efforts. The post New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way

    Guest Blogger
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? I have too, and so have countless others. The truth is that you can, and it’s easier than you might think. If you’re serious about growing a more engaged following, you’ll find this post helpful. You’ll learn how to focus your efforts, boost engagement, monitor your progress and ultimately start seeing real growth. Ready? Let’s dive in! 1. Get to know your audience Your audience…
  • 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,…
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  • You Might Fall Back In Love with Your Job by Escaping Your Bubble

    Patrick Allan
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Escaping your bubble and ditching your comfort zone can help you find what you’re really passionate about in life, but it can also make you realize you really do love what you’re doing already.Read more...
  • Most Popular Headset with Attached Microphone: SteelSeries Siberia V2

    Alan Henry
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    If you’re looking for a headset that’s great when you’re talking to coworkers on Skype or Hangouts, teammates on Teamspeak or Ventrilo, or just rocking out to music, you have options. We asked you for your faves , then looked at the five best headsets . Now it’s time to crown the crowd favorite. Read more...
  • Career Spotlight: What I Do as a TV News Assignment Editor

    Andy Orin
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Producing the daily news is a challenge in any medium, and when you’re dealing with live television, the complications are endless. How do TV news stations find their stories and decide what’s worth covering?Read more...
  • Make Your Own Homemade Candles for Cheap with Leftover Milk Cartons

    Patrick Allan
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A really nice candle can cost you nearly $30 in some stores, but you can create your own nice-looking candles at home using leftover milk and cream cartons for a few bucks apiece.Read more...
  • How Your Mood Affects the Quality of Your Work

    Thorin Klosowski
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Common sense suggests the best way to get good work done is to try and be in a positive mood, but The Wall Street Journal points out that it’s not always the case. Sometimes, a negative mood has some great benefits too.Read more...
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  • How to Be a Demo God

    Guy Kawasaki
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Several times a year a group of executives from startups do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This name of the event is, logically, DEMO. It’s a great occasion—especially if you understand the dance that’s going on: Entrepreneurs acting as if they don’t need venture capital, and venture capitalists acting as if they don’t need entrepreneurs. (This is like acting prudish in a brothel.) This post is for anyone who has to give a good demo, whether at DEMO or anywhere else. Demoing is an essential skill to launch a…
  • 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…
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  • Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for Upcoming TV Service

    Juli Clover
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting that its partners build out the necessary infrastructure and take on the related costs.Apple is asking TV networks to handle the responsibility and cost of the streaming infrastructure associated with its Web video service, industry executives say. That issue is one of many unresolved questions about the proposed service, which Apple would like to launch next…
  • New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    With the official launch of the new ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook with Retina display still over a week away on April 10, Vietnamese site has managed to get its hands on the brand-new silver MacBook and has shared an unboxing video and photos. The entirety of the video is in Vietnamese, of course, but is still worth a watch to check out the design of the new MacBook, the USB-C adapter, and the edge-to-edge keyboard in someone's hands outside the confines of Apple's media event last month. Additional photos from the unboxing can be found on the official website, with the full…
  • Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a…
  • Pandora CFO Calls Apple a 'Frenemy,' Says Music Service is Coming to CarPlay and Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    When Apple's CarPlay feature launched last year, Apple partnered with several music services to offer a variety of listening choices on the platform, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rdio, and more. Noticeably absent from CarPlay was Pandora, but that appears to be set to change. Pandora CFO Mike Herring spoke to Fox Business Network yesterday and said Pandora will "definitely be in CarPlay" and integrated into the Apple Watch as well. Though Herring did not provide a timeline for the possible launch of a Pandora CarPlay app, his statement to Fox is the closest Pandora's come to…
  • Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Opt Out of Tracking 'Perma-Cookies'

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited on their cellular devices to deliver targeted advertisements, a practice called "Relevant Advertising." Following customer backlash, AT&T stopped using the hidden web tracking codes to keep tabs on the websites that its customers visited, but Verizon continued on with its Relevant Advertising program, which it's been using for approximately two years. While…
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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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  • Should You Really ‘Walk in the Direction of Your Fear?’

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We are often told to “walk in the direction of our fears.” But is that really good advice? Is it possible our fears know something we don’t … and that we should listen to them? In this episode of The Lede, the third in the Hero versus Villain series, hosts Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth take up this debate — and yes, another special guest is invited. You’ll learn about Jerod’s fear of clowns, Demian’s fear of public speaking, and you’ll get to relive the terrifying moment when one of conversion expert Joanna Wiebe’s biggest fears…
  • How to Use Your Fears to Grow Your Business

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 30 of the Fortune 500. His current company — Convince & Convert — is the fifth multi-million dollar company he has started from scratch. Before his move into digital marketing in 1994, he was a brand marketer and a political consultant with major roles in state, federal, and presidential electoral campaigns. His second book, Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype, was #3 on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • 8 Harsh Truths about Social Media (and 1 Pretty Awesome One)

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Saying that the Internet isn’t working for us is like saying the solar system isn’t working for us. It’s our job to learn how it works, and then learn to be smart about working with its nature. In this episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone talks about some lessons she has learned from being on the social web for 26 years now. Which is, yes, a pretty darned long time to spend fooling around on the Internet. In this 28-minute episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone talks about: Why “digital sharecropping” is…
  • The Ugly Truth About How People Read Online

    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this episode of Rough Draft, host Demian Farnworth wants to put some teeth to the things he has been teaching. Some substance behind my claims. He’ll present four research studies you should know about. They’ll help you understand the true state of what it means to write online. But Demian needs to warn you: what you are about to learn could depress you. Could make you throw in the towel. But don’t fear. He’s here to help you get over that hump. Because if Demian’s carved out a career online, so can you. So stay with him. And you’ll climb out of obscurity and…
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Blog

    Pamela Wilson
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know the drill: another day, another piece of content to connect with your audience. You churn out post after post, social media update after social media update — typing, typing, typing all the way, all day. It reminds me of that classic Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, “Time to make the donuts.” We are all like that little round Fred the Baker dragging our sorry selves to our keyboards to create yet another readable, but forgettable, post. I say, enough of this twaddle. Let’s shut down this blog and be done with it. Think that’s going too far? Listen: It…
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  • The Week in iOS Accessories: Apple Watch accessories are proliferating

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Even more stuff for the Apple WatchThis week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes even more items for Apple Watch. But don’t worry: We’ve still got stuff for your iPhone and iPad.BandstandThe Bandstand is a do-it-all charging dock—the stand is focused on charging your new Apple Watch, of course, but the base offers room to plug in your iPhone and iPad as well. Sign up now if you want to buy it later; the Bandstand won’t ship until summer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book club

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    The newest Steve Jobs biography wasn't authorized by Steve Jobs himself, but it does come with the blessing of many of Apple's top brass, and includes plenty of insights from its subject, as he had participated in interviews with coauthor Brent Schlender for years. Glenn and Susie, along with our special guests, Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon, and frequent contributor Jeff Carlson, discuss what this book taught them about working with Steve, and how he applied the lessons learned from his early failures to his later projects. If Walter Isaacson's official authorized Steve…
  • The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    A month of Mac gaming to savorMarch’s selection of intriguing new releases serves as a testament to how strong Mac gaming has become. It’s a wide selection of experiences—large and small—spanning a nice array of genres: City building, role-playing, strategy, simulation, action, puzzle, and more. And what’s especially great is that almost every game on this list launched at the same time as on other platforms—waiting for ports is much less of a concern on Mac these days.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The best iOS services for tackling your taxes

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Hooray! It’s tax time again: Another year, another opportunity to step into the IRS income confessional and spill the details of your personal financial life. Luckily, if you own an iOS device, it may be all you need to settle up with the taxman. H&R Block, Intuit’s TurboTax, and TaxACT all offer apps or mobile web experiences that, depending on your needs, will do the job and do it well. Although the ability to file taxes on a mobile device is not a new concept, the programs are better than ever this year. “Will you look at those morons? I paid my taxes over a year ago!”To read…
  • How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.
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    Smashing Magazine

  • That’s Real-Life Responsive Web Design: Meet The Brand New Smashing Book 5

    Vitaly Friedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Smart “responsive” workflows, effective responsive design/UX patterns and powerful front-end techniques — if you need a good book on smart responsive design, our brand new Smashing Book 5 is just what you need. Neatly packed in a gorgeous hardcover, it covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable and scalable responsive websites. 498 pages. Hardcover/eBook. Pre-order the book and save 25% today.1 2 $29 $39 Get the book3Printed, gorgeous hardcover.Save 25% today.4 Release: May 2015. About The Book Responsive design is a default these days, but we are…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 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 April 2015. Both…
  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 1)

    David Tucker
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    In a previous article1 I introduced mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) which aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. The next step is implementing a complete demo application using those ideas. Through this real working application, you will be able to see the areas in which MBaaS provides value. This first part will walk you through a messaging application demo powered by the Kinvey application and explore how to leverage user management, file storage and the data store. The second part will complete…
  • 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…
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  • Cops: Oil fortune heir died of natural causes

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to billions of oil money, appears to have died of natural causes, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said.
  • New 'Daily Show' host criticized for tweets

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Trevor Noah is already facing heavy criticism from the Internet community less than 24 hours after being named Jon Stewart's replacement as host of "The Daily Show."
  • A real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Late one night on Facebook, a girl with cystic fibrosis messaged a boy with cystic fibrosis, and both their lives were changed forever.
  • U.S. senator indicted

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts , people briefed on the case say.
  • Ark. governor sends back religious freedom bill

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the version of the "religious freedom" bill that lawmakers sent him and calls on the state Legislature to make changes. FULL STORY
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Regina Pagles!

    Brad Moore
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hi! My name is Regina Pagles and I am a portrait photographer residing in the rural community of Springdale, Utah (Pop. 450), just outside of Zion National Park. I have a small studio where I have been taking portraits of friends and family since I discovered studio lighting in 2010.I have combined the techniques learned from my biggest inspirations, Peter Hurley (expression), Sue Bryce (posing), Don Giannatti (lighting) and Scott Kelby (post processing) to develop and hone my own style. In the spirit of ‘paying it forward,’ I would like to share with you what I have learned and the…
  • Travel Photographers: This Webcast on my Dubai trip is for you!

    Scott Kelby
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you’re into travel photography (or just want to learn some interesting things about one of the most amazing places on this planet), then you’re invited to join us for a FREE travel photography Webcast this Thursday night at 7pm called “Unpacking Dubai.”RC and Brad (who were both in Dubai this month) will be joining me, plus we’ll be giving away some goodies, including a big beautiful print from my trip. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air, and sharing everything from photography tips and techniques to the post processing side of it…
  • Twitter’s Periscope App is Simply Awesome!!!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Greetings from Holland (well, greetings from 33,000 feet above Holland — I’m on my way back from speaking at the Professional Imaging show in Nijkerk – awesome experience — more on that coming soon).OK, let’s talk about Periscope, a FREE app from Twitter (for IOS only at this point), that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have a connection to the Internet and people can chat with you live (type questions), and visually experience exactly what you’re seeing. It is one of the most fun social media experiences I’ve had. As my buddy Frank Doorhof…
  • “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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Post-Processing Tips for Overcoming Beginners Acts of Omission

    Mujahid Urrehman
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    In an old dressmaking shop in Paris, a master-tailor has finished stitching a bridal gown. He is eager to show it to the world, but he knows that the job is not yet done. He has a few thoughts passing through his mind, and he has to make sure that the dress is presentable before the bride arrives. He tells himself that these threads dangling from here and there need to be trimmed, the ruffles need to be neatened, and the seams still need to be pressed. The master in him criticizes the dress until the tailor in him fixes the final details. When it comes to photography, the story is no…
  • Tips for Photographing a Lunar Eclipse

    Phil Hart
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    While some obscure astronomical events get over-hyped, a total lunar eclipse is always a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to observe and photograph, even among the bright lights of the big cities. April’s Easter Lunar Eclipse (2015) is visible from North America, across the Pacific to Australia, and eastern parts of Asia. The photography advice below will also serve the rest of the world well in September when an eclipse is visible to those who miss out on this one. Eclipse Details for Saturday April 4th, 2015 A lunar eclipse occurs when the alignment of the moon’s orbit is just right,…
  • Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography – Photographing Deserts

    Kav Dadfar
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photographing deserts usually delivers very dramatic and beautiful landscape images. But it can also be challenging to prevent your photos from appearing flat and uninteresting, on top of the harsh conditions which can cause havoc with your camera. Here are a few tips on how you can improve your travel photography of desert photos: Catch the right light It’s no secret that photographing early morning or late afternoon provides a wonderfully soft light which can make any image look much more interesting. This can be even more vital in the desert where the low angle of the sun can really…
  • DIY Light Modifier You Can Do With Savage Translum Material

    Tristan Robitaille
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The thing studio product photographers hate the most is when undesirable reflections show up in their images. There are many ways to control these and I’ve got one that you can easily build at home. It’s a DIY project using the Savage Translum material. What you’ll be creating is a rollable sheet of Translum with a hole in the middle for your camera lens. That will enable you to set it between the object you’re photographing and the camera which will eliminate the big direct reflections you get by using a softbox pointed straight on the subject. What is Savage Translum material?
  • The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

    James Maher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sometimes an expression can cut you like a knife. One of the most fascinating things about street photography is that it can be so hard to pinpoint the reasons why one photograph works and another does not. A good street photograph can be sharp or it can be blurry; it can be in contrasty light or in soft and even light; it can be an energetic scene with layers of people or it can be a quiet shot with nobody in it. It gets further complicated when you start to think about the ideas, moods, and feelings that your images suggest. Despite this lack of certainty, I believe there are two…
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  • Basics of quantum teleportation now fit on a single chip

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Until now, quantum teleportation (that is, sending quantum data from one place to another) has required a room-filling machine. That's not going to usher in a brave new era of quantum computing, is it? However, a team of British and Japanese research...
  • Security conference effectively bans booth babes from its show floor

    Daniel Cooper
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The issue of booth babes -- scantily clad people attempting to lure unsuspecting buyers towards second-rate products -- has once again reared its head within the industry. This time out, cryptography and information security gathering RSA has effecti...
  • Tiny geolocators track birds flying 1,600 miles across the Atlantic

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It's easy to prove that big birds like gulls will cross oceans when they migrate, but tiny birds are another matter -- the trackers you need are usually enormous in comparison. The Vermont Center for Ecostudies wasn't daunted, though. It successfully...
  • TweetDeck for Mac finally gets features the web version already has

    Billy Steele
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Over the past few months, Twitter has added a load of useful features to TweetDeck on the web, leaving the desktop app to age. Well, the Mac version of the 140-character social network software is finally getting some of those tools. With an update t...
  • Crashing this 80-megapixel drone camera is a $60K mistake

    Andrew Tarantola
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Phase One has debuted what it's calling "the world's smallest" 80-megapixel medium format camera. The Phase One iXU 180 weighs just two pounds and its body is barely bigger than the Schneider-Kreuznach lense it's attached to. That means the entire ri...
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  • 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 The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for, 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 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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  • Sony sells half of its Olympus stake

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sony is selling half its stake in Olympus to investment bank JP Morgan to free up cash for 'strategic investments,' the company has announced. Sony bought a 10% stake in the medical and camera company in 2012, primarily to gain access to the global medical market to which it hoped to apply its sensor, 3D and display technologies. At the time Olympus's future was in doubt, following revelations that it had misstated its accounts having been secretly redirecting money to pay off long-standing debts that has been hidden from investors. Read more
  • GoPro granted patent for square-profile action camera housing

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    GoPro has been granted a patent for a small square camera housing, which eschews the rectangular shape its cameras have taken thus far in favor of something resembling the Polaroid Cube. According to the patent, which was recently published by the USPTO, the square design would allow for additional mounting options, with every orientation being the same. Read more
  • DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    When using 'the camera you have with you' for serious photographic pursuits, sometimes the visual elements present in the scene lack that personal connection so critical in modern photography. These situations call for that groundbreaking coalescence of technology, dexterity, and tubing, known as the selfie-stick. We've put several popular models to the test in this in-depth, comprehensive roundup. Read more
  • Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Nikon D7200 improves over its predecessor in one important way, offering a greatly improved buffer. Other improvements are more subtle, but more sensitive AF and an improved video specification make the D7200 a more capable camera than the model which came before it. We've had a D7200 for a few days, and wasted no time pairing it with Sigma's excellent 18-35mm F1.8 A to get some real-world samples. Click through to see more
  • Phase One Industrial's new 80MP drone camera is the smallest of its kind

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Phase One Industrial designed a new camera specifically for drones, billed as the smallest 80 megapixel medium format camera in the world. The iXU 180 camera features an 80 megapixel CCD sensor, taking 4:3 ratio images with your choice of five Schneider-Kreuznach lenses and an overall modular design. The camera won't be arriving until the middle of next month, but Phase One Industrial has detailed its specs ahead of time. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post — I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop and, if you do that, I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s  why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.   You do this under Photoshop’s…
  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!) (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! (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 ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color (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 (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…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Car Audio Installer Creates Custom Entertainment System Using iPads, Apple TV

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Before heading on a road trip from Los Angeles, California to Phoenix, Arizona with his family to watch spring training baseball, MacRumors forum member and car audio installer Wesley, otherwise known as MrMacMini, decided that some entertainment would be needed for the five-hour drive. With a love for both Apple products and car audio installations, he decided to create his own entertainment system based on a pair of iPads, an Apple TV and Alpine headrest monitors in his 2011 Toyota Sienna. The custom in-car entertainment system consists of a removable iPad mini retrofitted into the…
  • IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Lineup With Eight New Apps

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    IBM on Tuesday continued the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS enterprise portfolio with eight new workplace apps ranging in specialty from healthcare, insurance coverage, and retail sales (via AppleInsider). The majority of this week's expansion lies in the healthcare field, with four of the eight new apps focusing on apps aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with more easily manageable patient and hospital data. They range from basic patient data file management to curating a list of current and completed tasks required of nurses working any given area of a hospital, and even an…
  • Grovemade Review: Hands-On With the Leather & Maple iPhone 6 Plus Case and Dock

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Portland-based company Grovemade is known for its range of attractive wood accessories designed for the iPad and the iPhone, which it has been producing for several years now. Grovemade recently invited MacRumors to go hands-on with two of its newest products for the iPhone 6 Plus, and we jumped at the chance because Grovemade products have been popular with our readers in the past. We checked out the Maple and Leather iPhone Case and the matching Maple iPhone Dock. Read on to see what we thought. Maple & Leather iPhone Case All of Grovemade's products are crafted by hand and the company's…
  • Apple Watch Buyer's Guide: Which One Is Right for You?

    Roman Loyola
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    After announcing the Apple Watch in September of 2014, launch time has finally arrived. Apple in March announced that pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on April 10, with an official launch taking place on April 24. Apple product lines for its iOS devices and Macs are relatively simple, consisting of a few models from which to choose. Picking an Apple Watch is a little more complicated, with the different models, a couple of watch sizes, and multiple band options. The prices start at $349 and go all the way up to $17,000 -- a very wide range. This guide walks you through the…
  • Adonit Announces New Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Adonit on Tuesday announced a new Jot Script Evernote Edition, a Bluetooth-enabled note-taking stylus for iPad that features a slimmer build, longer-lasting rechargeable battery and improved precision and app integration. The stylus has a better grip, upgraded Pixelpoint tip and improved palm rejection for a more precise experience with some of the best note-taking apps. Specifically, the stylus is capable of faster stroke tracking, smoother line rendering, and better tip-to-line accuracy. It has a built-in USB lithium-ion rechargeable battery that delivers up to 20 hours of uninterrupted…
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