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  • Why you can’t lose weight [video]

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    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Working out and dieting, but still not losing weight? This video gives some quick tips on why you might be spinning your wheels in the fitness department. The post Why you can’t lose weight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Madagascar chameleon actually 11 distinct species, researchers find

    28 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    The color-changing panther chameleon has long fascinated scientists, but there's more to the reptile than meets the eye: What was once considered to be one species is actually 11 distinct species of chameleon, a new study finds. The colorful finding is the result of a long road trip around the island of Madagascar, in which researchers searched for panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) to include in the study. "We travelled by car along paved and dirt roads and stopped each time an animal was spotted," the researchers wrote in the study. "In most cases, chameleons were spotted on the…
  • The Official Trailer For Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" Is Here

    Fast Company
    KC Ifeanyi
    28 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The recently embattled comic takes over in September, and it's gonna be "new and sexy."It's official: Jon Stewart's last day on The Daily Show will be August 6 and Trevor Noah will take over on September 28 . . . sunrise, sunset, sun-emotional breakdown.Read Full Story
  • Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Catherine Shu
    28 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
     Like them or not, emojis are turning into the mobile era’s lingua franca. Now a project called emojidex is offering “emojis-as-a-service,” with a platform that lets developers share new emojis with each other and add them to their websites and apps. Read More
  • Taking names

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    Should you keep track of the people who say you're going to fail, who actively work against you, who troll your best work? Should you try to win over the haters and those that so cruelly root against you? I wonder if it makes more sense to spend as much (or even more) time with the fans and supporters and sneezers who work so hard to help you succeed. It seems to me that this is more productive, more fun and likely to make more change happen... Yes, take names. Of the good guys.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Why you can’t lose weight [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Working out and dieting, but still not losing weight? This video gives some quick tips on why you might be spinning your wheels in the fitness department. The post Why you can’t lose weight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Behold the amazing, stair-climbing wheelchair [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Stairs, a.k.a wheelchair stoppers. But not for the Scalevo, an incredibly engineered wheelchair. Watch as it makes short (-ish) work of a set of stairs. The post Behold the amazing, stair-climbing wheelchair [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Native Americans make fun of “Indian Stores” [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    For some reason, whenever Native Americans appear in films or on TV, they're always hyper-spiritual, serious, and imposing. This video makes fun of all of that, plus the consumer culture that's grown up around indigenous spirituality. The post Native Americans make fun of “Indian Stores” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hilarious heavy metal parody [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Remember the band Disturbed? Probably not, they were something of a one-hit wonder, and the song that made it big was mostly grunts. This video perfectly mocks the early 2000s metal band, and it is still funny if you haven't heard them before. The post Hilarious heavy metal parody [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Ricky Gervais goes to Africa to provide comic relief, ends up weeping [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Ricky Gervais went to Kenya to provide a little comic relief to its suffering citizens. Instead, he ends up weeping with the simple gift of a U2 cassette tape. The post Ricky Gervais goes to Africa to provide comic relief, ends up weeping [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Madagascar chameleon actually 11 distinct species, researchers find

    28 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    The color-changing panther chameleon has long fascinated scientists, but there's more to the reptile than meets the eye: What was once considered to be one species is actually 11 distinct species of chameleon, a new study finds. The colorful finding is the result of a long road trip around the island of Madagascar, in which researchers searched for panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) to include in the study. "We travelled by car along paved and dirt roads and stopped each time an animal was spotted," the researchers wrote in the study. "In most cases, chameleons were spotted on the…
  • Determined squirrel refuses to let go of booby-trapped bird feeder

    Brian Koerber
    28 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    With recent innovations in bird-feeding technology, it's tough to score an easy meal as a squirrel Regardless, this determined vermin refuses to believe that this spinning bird feeder, specifically meant to deter squirrels, will stop it from getting a snack. At least it tried. Waking up with a cup of coffee is slowing you down Twinkie-eating champion scarfs down 120 Twinkies in 6 minutes Herd rescues collapsed baby elephant on busy road Beyoncé is on beat once again with Single Ladies/DuckTales mashup Read more... More about Viral Videos, Animals, Watercooler, and Videos
  • Another contender for the ancestor of the human lineage may have been found

    28 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    A newfound humanlike species may be another contender for the ancestor of the human lineage, researchers say. This ancient relative of humanity coexisted alongside the famous Lucy about 3.4 million years ago, revealing that a diversity of such humanlike species once lived together, scientists added. The oldest known member of the human lineage, genus Homo, dates back to about 2.8 million years ago. Before humans evolved, researchers had long thought there was little or no diversity among the hominins, which include humans and related species dating after the evolutionary split from the…
  • Hands on with Panasonic's $800 G7: A 4K video recording monster

    Raymond Wong
    28 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    If there's any company that's an expert in high-quality 4K video recording, it's Panasonic. The company pioneered consumer 4K video recording with its interchangeable GH4 and many videographers, and YouTubers swear by its versatility. Next month, the company is launching the G7, a smaller 4K-shooting 4K mirrorless camera for $800 — half as much as the GH4. I got to play with the camera and shoot some 4K footage recently. Here's my first impressions. See also: Samsung NX500 camera: High-quality 4K video capture for just $800 Although both cameras are of the Micro Four Thirds format, the…
  • Aussie father throws $50,000 party for his daughter's third birthday

    Jenni Ryall
    28 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    An Australian father threw his daughter an over-the-top birthday party she won't remember. Eric Lembo, who runs a a reception venue in Western Australia and therefore knows how to put on a party, spent A$50,000 on a birthday extravaganza for his 3-year-old daughter Lauren, according to Perth Now. See also: The P-A-I-N and J-O-Y of the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee Along with his partner, Trang Nguyen, the couple from Perth hosted a Disney-themed event at the venue Caversham House, which Lembo owns with his parents. Lauren and her 50 friends were treated to a performance by former Australian Idol…
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  • The Official Trailer For Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" Is Here

    KC Ifeanyi
    28 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The recently embattled comic takes over in September, and it's gonna be "new and sexy."It's official: Jon Stewart's last day on The Daily Show will be August 6 and Trevor Noah will take over on September 28 . . . sunrise, sunset, sun-emotional breakdown.Read Full Story
  • Whoever Bought This $90K Richard Prince Instagram Print Is About To Be Pissed

    KC Ifeanyi
    28 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    He took her image. She undercut him by 99.9 percent. Ladies and gentlemen, the genius that is Missy Suicide.Painter and photographer Richard Prince is known (and notorious) for appropriating images from celebrities or even fellow photographers, tweaking the photos ever so slightly, and then slapping a knee-buckling price tag on it.Read Full Story
  • 5 Things Google Figured Out In Android Wear's First Year

    Jared Newman
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Google knows its smartwatches could be slicker, but won't sacrifice features to make that happen.Nearly one year after launching the first Android Wear smartwatches at its I/O conference in 2014, Google is taking a breather.Read Full Story
  • At I/O, Google Reveals Project Brillo And Weave To Power Internet Of Things Devices

    Jared Newman
    28 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Brillo will serve as an operating system for smart locks and cameras, while Weave will connect them to other devices and the cloud.Google is starting to make bigger moves into smart homes and other Internet of Things devices with two new projects, Project Brillo and Weave.Read Full Story
  • Android Pay Now Lets You Buy Things With Your Fingerprint

    John Paul Titlow
    28 May 2015 | 10:26 am
    In Android M, Google's mobile payments will use your fingerprint to authenticate purchases.Android Pay will soon start working a lot more like Apple's competing payments solution. With the launch of Android M, Google's mobile payment system will get standardized fingerprint sensor support, allowing users to authenticate purchases with their fingertips.Read Full Story
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  • Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Catherine Shu
    28 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
     Like them or not, emojis are turning into the mobile era’s lingua franca. Now a project called emojidex is offering “emojis-as-a-service,” with a platform that lets developers share new emojis with each other and add them to their websites and apps. Read More
  • Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao

    Ryan Lawler
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
     The company behind the Path social networking app might be looking for a new name. That’s because Dave Morin and crew have sold their social networking app of the same name to Korean messaging heavyweight Daum Kakao. Read More
  • Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between

    John Hauer
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
     Got a hot idea for a new product? You’re not alone. However, hard data on exactly how many products are introduced each year is surprisingly sparse. Go ahead, give it a search. So far, the best source I’ve found is Mintel’s Global New Product Database. Read More
  • Here’s A First Look At Android M

    Darrell Etherington
    28 May 2015 | 5:39 pm
     Android M is still in its very early days; Google just released the first developer preview for use on test devices today. We flashed it onto a Nexus 5, and took a look around to see what was new. The OS is far from feature-complete at this stage, but you can still get a first look at some key features in the video above. The changes to the app drawer, and to volume controls, are small but… Read More
  • 8 Super Handy Things I Just Learned About Google Photos

    Greg Kumparak
    28 May 2015 | 5:08 pm
     Google just launched a free, unlimited photo storage service. They’re calling it — wait for it — Google Photos. I met with Google shortly after the announcement, and they mentioned all sorts of neat tricks they didn’t get around to discussing in the keynote. Read More
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  • Taking names

    Seth Godin
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    Should you keep track of the people who say you're going to fail, who actively work against you, who troll your best work? Should you try to win over the haters and those that so cruelly root against you? I wonder if it makes more sense to spend as much (or even more) time with the fans and supporters and sneezers who work so hard to help you succeed. It seems to me that this is more productive, more fun and likely to make more change happen... Yes, take names. Of the good guys.        
  • What is a sale for? (48 hours)

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    When things go on sale, (while supplies last, our annual savings event, end-of-season markdowns) it is a combination of scarcity and abundance. Abundance because there's more here for the person who takes action. More variety, more for your money. And scarcity, because sales never last forever. We can get a lot of mileage out of telling ourselves and our friends that we bought it on sale. Sales are effective for two kinds of mindsets: The person who is wired to enjoy the sport of the sale. You'll find people clipping grocery coupons who charge an hourly rate far higher than the money they're…
  • Degrees of freedom

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Does a college degree confer the ability to choose, to open the door to find a way to matter? Three years ago I gave this TEDx talk about the future of education. And the students who graduated from college this month each have an average of $35,000 in debt. For many people, this debt is debilitating. Instead of opening doors, it slams them shut. Talented teachers and passionate students are the victims of an industrialized educational system, one that cares a great deal about standardized tests and famous brand-name institutions. It's time to ask why. And to keep asking why until we figure…
  • The do over

    Seth Godin
    26 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we're all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they've made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction, a new strategy or a new set of tactics. When we find ourselves in a deep hole, it's rarely because we encountered a single terrible glitch. Usually, it's the result of compounding, of doubling down on a worldview or a stand or a habit that just doesn't pay. Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I…
  • We are all social entrepreneurs

    Seth Godin
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better. The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. But that's not how the world works. Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The…
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  • Anchorman-Inspired Tips to Help you Blog Your Way to the Top

    Guest Blogger
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kirsty Sharman. There are a million and one articles online that talk about how to earn money blogging. They all have the same tips, talk about the same things and usually just teach us things we already know. The truth is: people like you and me (I’m assuming you’re a blogger if you’re reading this) didn’t start blogging because we wanted to be bac link experts, banner ad salesmen or tech gurus. We had a passion for a topic, and we wanted to talk about it. A lot. All the articles online educate us to become masters of everything in order to succeed…
  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: The Best Excuse to Repurpose Old Content

    Guest Blogger
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mike Canarelli. For bloggers looking to refresh or repurpose old content, after the April 21 release of Google’s “mobile-friendly” update comes at the perfect time and offers tremendous benefits. Gloomier prognosticators have nicknamed the update “MOBILEGEDDON” (yes, typically in all caps) because of its potential to disrupt 40% of all online searches—specifically those queried from mobile devices. What these doom-and-gloomers have forgotten to consider, however, is that because the update applies to individual web pages, as opposed to entire…
  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Guest Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use to increase your content distribution is the world’s marketplace for visual content. Whether it’s an…
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    Stacey Roberts
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little help if that content was seen by as many people as possible. Even better if those people hang around and provide ongoing traffic. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? While it won’t happen to everyone, and it’s almost impossible to force, there’s no doubt going viral can be useful when you can get it. Viral posts usually…
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
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  • The Retro Calculator Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Back in the ancient days of yesteryear, calculators were physical devices with buttons. Now they’ve been replaced by the phone in your pocket. If you miss those days, but still like your phone, this calculator home screen will take you back in time.Read more...
  • The Minimum Wage Required to Rent a Two Bedroom Apartment In Each State

    Patrick Allan
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re not ready to buy a home , renting an apartment is usually your best bet. According to a new report, these are the minimum hourly wages you need to earn in each state in order to rent an average two bedroom apartment.Read more...
  • Everyone should be familiar with their bodies.

    Whitson Gordon
    28 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Everyone should be familiar with their bodies. Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, we’re sharing a ton of stuff you might not have been taught in school.Read more...
  • Become a Stronger Leader by Asking Yourself These Three Questions

    Patrick Allan
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A good leader knows how to communicate, and more importantly, a good leader knows how to address communication issues. These three simple questions will always keep you on top of your game.Read more...
  • Stop Putting Off Chores by Timing Yourself Doing Them

    Patrick Allan
    28 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    If you find yourself staring at a sink full of dirty dishes, thinking it would take forever to do them, you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Time yourself doing your chores and you’ll realize you get things done a lot faster than you thought.Read more...
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  • 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…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
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  • Apple Offers Temporary Fix for iOS Text Bug, Says Update's Coming Soon

    Husain Sumra
    28 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    A couple days after a new iOS bug was discovered, allowing a select string of characters sent in an iMessage or text to reset iPhones and crash the Messages app, Apple has created a new support document to address the problem. The Cupertino company acknowledges the problem and says that it's working on a fix, offering temporary solutions in the mean time. Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app. 1. Ask…
  • Google's Free, Unlimited Google Photos Service Now Available on iOS and Web

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    At its I/O developer event this morning, Google announced a new Google Photos platform that's designed to compete with both photo sharing sites like Flickr and cloud services like iCloud Photo Library. Google Photos is cross platform and available on iOS, Android, and the web. Both the iOS app and the web service are now live, letting those in Apple's ecosystem make full use of Google Photos. The service is free for high-quality photos and it lets users upload an unlimited number of photos (up to 16 megapixels) and videos (up to 1080p). Photos with resolutions that exceed 16-megapixels will…
  • Apple Purchases Augmented Reality Startup Metaio

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Apple recently acquired augmented reality startup Metaio, reports TechCrunch. According to the company's website, Metaio is a "pioneer in augmented reality and computer vision" that built the Metaio Creator, an augmented reality authoring tool. With the Creator, users could create augmented reality scenarios "within minutes." Metaio has stopped taking new customers and a shareholder document concerning the transferring of shares has confirmed that it was purchased by Apple. Apple also provided TechCrunch with its standard acquisition confirmation statement: "Apple buys smaller technology…
  • Google Announces Android 'M' Developer Preview, Android Pay and Free Unlimited Photo Storage

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Google today previewed Android "M," the next major version of its mobile operating system featuring Android Pay for mobile payments, app permissions, an improved web experience with Chrome Custom Tabs, app linking, Doze power management, USB-C support, direct sharing, simplified volume controls and a handful of other incremental improvements and bug fixes. Google also announced free unlimited high-quality photo (16MP) and video (1080p) photo storage through a new service aptly named Google Photos for iOS, Android and the web, contextual information and a new "Now on Tap" feature for Google…
  • Apple Adds High-End 15" Retina MacBook Pro to List of Macs Supporting Dell's 5K Display

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Apple has updated a support document on its website to reflect that the high-end 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, equipped with AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics, is capable of driving Dell's dual-cable UP2715K 27-inch 5K display. Apple initially released OS X 10.10.3 in April with support for the dual-cable 5K monitor on the Retina 5K iMac and 2013 Mac Pro, but no notebooks supported the display at the time.Dual-Cable Displays Some displays with resolutions higher than 4K require two DisplayPort cables to connect the display at full resolution. With OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, the Dell UP2715K…
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  • 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…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
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  • Rapid-Fire Takeaways from Authority Rainmaker

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Authority Rainmaker came and went two weeks ago, but its impact is still being felt. In this episode of The Lede, Demian Farnworth and Jerod Morris go back and forth delivering quick-hit takeaways from the conference that stuck with them once they left Denver. Among the speakers Jerod and Demian discuss: Dan Pink Scott Brinker Pamela Wilson Sonia Simone Ann Handley Bernadette Jiwa Chris Brogan Sally Hogshead Danny Sullivan Michael King Joe Pulizzi Sean D’Souza Joanna Lord Scott Stratten and Ryan Deiss And, of course, Henry Rollins — though they save the majority of the Rollins…
  • The 3 Types of Trolls You Meet Online (and How to Deal with Them)

    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Internet trolls: the cockroaches of the web. They’re gross, they’re unsettling, but sometimes, there they are, scurrying across the floor in front of you. If you spend any time online, and especially if you establish authority in your topic, you’ll eventually have to deal with a troll. Most of them are minor pests, and some of them can be a real problem. But any variety of troll can temporarily put you off your game and cause you to second-guess yourself. Here’s what to do about it … In this episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone…
  • The Princess of Profanity on Finding Your Voice as a Writer

    28 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you comfortable in your own skin? Or do you feel awkward and out of place? If the latter, then today’s episode of Rough Draft is for you. Whenever host Demian Farnworth talks about authenticity or finding your voice, Erika Napoletano is always his go-to person for someone who’s owned her personality with an unapologetic, straightforward flair. Don’t let her blunt approach and love of swear words drive you away, though. She is utterly human — full of compassion, humor, and business wisdom. But she wasn’t always that way. Her story of getting there is one of…
  • The Bobby McFerrin Plan for Creating a Remarkable Business

    Pamela Wilson
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: This article was Pamela Wilson’s first guest post on Copyblogger, published on March 25, 2010 — well before she joined our team as VP of Educational Content. Pamela had just completed Copyblogger’s flagship course, Teaching Sells, and was ready to expand her successful offline design business into new online territory. I just returned from a Bobby McFerrin concert, and now I know how to run my new business. No, this post isn’t about “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Bobby McFerrin is much more than that. You see, I’m a little nervous. For 23 years,…
  • Creating Visual Content: The Favorite Tools and Tips for Non-Artists

    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You don’t have to be a trained artist to create stop-them-in-their-tracks images that boost your content’s effectiveness. These days, you can find easy-to-use free tools that will allow you to create beautiful images for your blog, website, and social media. This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice for creating remarkable visual content. Tune in to hear from host Pamela Wilson, Demian Farnworth, Chris Garrett, and Lauren Mancke as they discuss: Why images “put the brakes” on readers, and why that’s…
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  • Apple acquires Metaio with a view to augmented reality

    28 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Apple has taken a big step into augmented reality by acquiring Metaio, a German company whose technology has been used by Macy’s, BMW and furniture retailer Ikea.Augmented reality systems add information to a user’s view of the world to help them do things like work, shop or drive. Whereas virtual reality makes it look like you’re in a different place, AR allows you to be more informed about your actual surroundings.BMW has demonstrated glasses that display navigation data and other travel information, and link up with cameras on the outside of a car, to let a driver see “through”…
  • Google Photos and Google Cardboard bring new experiences to the App Store

    28 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Google I/O kicked off Thursday with a nearly two-and-a-half-hour keynote about everything from new Android features to Project Loon’s Internet balloons. Our sister site Greenbot has all the news, but a couple of the announcements should particularly interest us Apple users: two new iOS apps from Google are now live in the App Store. Another app called Photos The first is Google Photos, a free app that was described as Gmail for your photo collection. That is, you get unlimited free storage, and the app has machine learning and image recognition technology to help you find the photos…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Carry your iPhone hands-free with Rokfrom’s latest belt holster

    28 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    ...and it's pretty stylish, for a holsterThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features serious protection from Amzer and Ballistic, battery options from LifeCharge and PhoneSuit, and practical safety from Loopycases.AmzerThe Double Layer Hybrid (iPhone 6; $8) combines a silicone soft shell with an impact-resistant hard shell, featuring precisely cut openings for all of the iPhone’s ports and buttons.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google launches new Photos app with editing tools and free unlimited storage

    28 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    Google+ is beloved by photographers, both pros and amateurs, for its image-editing and storage tools, but it comes with a side of social networking that some people don’t want. So Google has a new app just for all of those photography features called, appropriately, Photos. Google Photos sorts your images by people, places, and things, all without tags.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google's Inbox app is now available for all

    28 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    After eight months as invitation-only, any Gmail or Google Apps account can now try out the latest rethink of email.
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  • Benton Modern, A Case Study On Art-Directed Responsive Web Typography

    Marko Dugonjić
    27 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Having the ability to set legible body copy is an absolute must, and we’ve come a long way with web typography since the dawn of web design. However, I feel like we have allowed the lack of variety prior to the rise of web fonts to dampen our creativity now that thousands of web fonts are at our disposal. Have usability conventions and the web’s universality steered us away from proper art direction? Have we forgotten about art direction altogether? I believe so. As designers, we can achieve much more with type, and with just a little more thought and creativity, we can finally start to…
  • The Art Of The SVG Filter And Why It Is Awesome

    Dirk Weber
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    After almost 20 years of evolution, today’s web typography, with its high-density displays and support for OpenType features, is just a step away from the typographic quality of the offline world. But there’s still one field of graphic design where we still constantly fall back to bitmap replacements instead of using native text: display typography, the art of staging letters in illustrative, gorgeous, dramatic, playful, experimental or unexpected ways. 1 Liquid type effect (demo2) A Case For Display Text In HTML Sure, we’re able choose from thousands of web fonts and use…
  • Designing For Explicit Choice

    Colleen Roller
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably designed a lot of forms and web (or app) pages in which the user needs to choose between options. And as a designer, you’re likely familiar with best practices for designing forms. Certainly, much has been written and discussed about this topic. So, you probably know all about how best to label and position form fields and so on for optimal usability. But have you thought about how the design of a form affects the user’s decision-making? Have you ever considered to what extent the design itself affects the choices people make? As always in…
  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
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  • 1,400 die in heat wave

    28 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    It's often hot in India. But the past 10 days have been exceptional, even for one of the hottest places on the planet. The highest temperature recorded on Wednesday reached 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit in the eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha.
  • D.C. Metro ending issue ads after Mohammed ad submission

    28 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    The Washington Metro board voted on Thursday to stop showing issue ads throughout its system, just a few days after Texas activist and conservative blogger Pamela Geller requested the system place ads showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
  • Residents flee volcano

    28 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Residents of the Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu have been urged to evacuate to get out of the path of an erupting volcano.
  • Why Republicans are ganging up on Rand Paul

    28 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Rand Paul has a "kick me" sign on his back -- and he put it there himself. FULL STORY | CANDIDATES
  • Tattoos last, but for some, so does the pain

    28 May 2015 | 10:43 pm
    A new study suggests people suffer infections, itching and chronic complications for their body art.
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  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 May 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Photographing Your Sense of Humor with Joe McNally Do you file away fun photo shoot ideas in your head? Join Joe McNally on location at Weeki Wachee Springs where he gets to finally realize a fantastic photo shoot idea he’s had in mind for a long time. In true Joe McNally fashion he pulls out all the stops to ensure he has the lighting, the crew, and the location to pull off his vision. From preparations the day before to the early morning arrival time, and through the end of the shoot, Joe talks through his concept, the setup, and all of the problems that need to be solved to pull off the…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Kaylee Greer!

    Brad Moore
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Sam Haddix Hi! I’m Kaylee. And I’m going to tell you something that will knock your socks right off. Ready? I love dogs. And oh my gosh, I wish I could say this in a sort of casual, non-chalant, “Yeah I think dogs are pretty cool, no big deal,” sort of way. But you guys… I mean it. I mean like, in a totally and completely bonafide ‘crazy dog lady’ kind of way. So, it’s kind of embarrassing when I walk down the street and audibly and uncontrollably squeal with delight over every little wiggling, passing pup I see. My friends actually try and deter…
  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Understanding Light for Better Portrait Photography

    Gary Lun
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A solid understanding of light can make you stand out from an average photographer. In fact, in portrait photography, light is even more important than the subject and location. This is because without the proper use of light, you can ruin the shot, even with the best looking subject, at the most awesome location in the world! In this article, I’m going to break down the understanding of Light for you into six simple terms. Once you understand and apply these concepts, you will immediately notice the improvement of quality in your portrait photographs. The six principles of light are:…
  • Learn How to Setup Studio Lighting in 15 Minutes

    John McIntire
    28 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Do you find studio lighting daunting? Understandable. When I got my first set of lights I played with it for half an hour. Intimidated and confused, I shoved it back in the box where it stayed for six months. Don’t worry though, mastering exposure with studio strobes is easy; in fact it’s probably one of the easiest of the photographic skill sets. By following this tutorial, you can go from no experience with studio lighting, to getting a correct exposure on your first frame, without the aid of expensive and unnecessary light meters. This isn’t a crash course in complicated…
  • 5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

    Gina Milicia
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    All images ©Gina Milicia “Every Artist was first an Amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s market is flooded with tertiary courses, books, workshops, websites, podcasts and online courses that didn’t exist as little as ten years ago. When I began my career 25 years ago, there were only a few options. You could learn photography at a university or technical college, you could complete an apprenticeship or internship with…
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Photos Stand Out with the Clarity Slider

    Jim Hamel
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You want your photos to be as sharp as possible. Of course, there is no substitute for good technique in the capture phase, but you would like to add something in the post-processing to make the pictures clearer and sharper. You may already be adding sharpening, but how to add that extra crispness to make your pictures pop? The answer is clarity. This article will show you how to add that to your photos. What Exactly Is Clarity? What is clarity? Clarity is a local contrast increase that focuses on the mi-tones of the image. If differs from sharpness, because whereas increasing sharpness…
  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
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  • Uber's driver app now serves the hearing impaired

    Edgar Alvarez
    28 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    More often than not, most features released by Uber are designed for its customers, not drivers. Today, though, the ridesharing firm is making some changes to help a specific group of people behind the wheel: those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Th...
  • Oh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running

    Mariella Moon
    28 May 2015 | 9:05 pm
    MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autonomously jump over hurdles like a trained horse. Yes...
  • Google's Project Jacquard wants to put a trackpad on your pants

    Roberto Baldwin
    28 May 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The ATAP division of Google is known for some the most innovative ideas to come out of Silicon Valley. It's the home of the Project Ara modular phone and Project Tango. So it's no surprise to find that Project Jacquard has a large single piece of fab...
  • Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company

    Edgar Alvarez
    28 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed doors, as signaled by multiple patents that have sur...
  • Google Photos cuts out Plus to make the app we really wanted

    Richard Lawler
    28 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    The most striking part of the just released (on the web, iOS and Android) Google Photos is how familiar it feels if you've already been using Photos in Google+, or before that, Picasa. The biggest change I noticed early on is that by separating Photo...
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  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I 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 another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • Google rolls out standalone Photos app with unlimited free storage

    28 May 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Confirming rumors from earlier in the week, Google has announced its new Photos app - a standalone service that separates the photo component of its Google Plus app. It's available now for Google and iOS and comes with unlimited free storage of 16MP or smaller images. Read more
  • Samsung working on slimmer RWB camera sensors

    28 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Photos from a Samsung presentation have emerged online, providing some insight about the company's upcoming image sensors for mobile devices. It appears Samsung is working on chips that use a RWB (red, white, blue) color filter instead of the conventional RGB pattern. This allegedly improves color fidelity and light sensitivity, allowing for smaller pixels. In turn, this could mean smaller camera modules in future smartphones. Read more
  • Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens launched on Kickstarter

    28 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Lomography has launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens, the second lens it has introduced based on the Petzval optic invented by Joseph Petzval in 1840. This newest Petzval lens features Russian glass optics, is constructed by hand, and is offered in a brass finish. The lens results in photographs with a 'swirly bokeh,' and the strength of the effect can be controlled via a Bokeh Control Ring, a feature not available in Lomography's existing 85mm Petzval. Read more
  • f-stop gear introduces four additions to its Mountain Series of tough terrain bags

    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    f-stop gear, maker of rugged camera bags, has introduced three new models and a refreshed existing model to its Mountain Series. The Ajna, Sukha, Shinn and Tilopa offer increased durability and ripstop Nylon shells for weather-proofing. Read more
  • Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7 (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realized I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7. Then on Friday, I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6 (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5 (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
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  • 'Inbox by Gmail' Now Open to Everyone, Updated With Trip Bundles and More

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail can now be used by everyone with no invitation required, and the search company has also updated the email app with Trip Bundles, Undo Send functionality on mobile, the option to select "Delete" as the default swiping action, custom signatures, suggested reminders and more. Trip Bundles combine all of your emails about a trip, such as flight times and hotel reservation numbers, enabling you to view them instantly after opening Inbox. Google's screenshots below, for example, show a Trip Bundle for London that displays information for a flight from…
  • Google Brings 'Cardboard' Virtual Reality Headset to iOS With New SDK, iPhone App

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    Google last year debuted Google Cardboard, an inexpensive virtual reality platform that combined a cardboard mount and lens with a smartphone to create a virtual reality headset. Up until today, Google Cardboard has only been available for Android users, but at its Google I/O event, Google announced a new Google Cardboard app for iOS. The new app lets the Cardboard system work with Apple's iPhones for the first time. With a Cardboard viewer and an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus, the Cardboard app can be used to explore virtual environments, use a virtual kaleidoscope, view 3D objects in a…
  • Force Touch Now Planned for Both 'iPhone 6s' Display Sizes

    Mitchel Broussard
    28 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    A new report out of Apple's supply chain in Taiwan today claims that the next generation of iPhones - tentatively designated as the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" - will both receive a version of Force Touch this year, according to Economic Daily News (via GforGames). The supply chain source claimed to confirm that previous rumors regarding Force Touch's exclusivity on the iPhone 6s Plus were in fact true, for a time, before Apple scrapped the plan and decided to move forward with installing the haptic feedback technology on both 6s models this year. Taiwanese manufacturing and R&D company…
  • Todoist for Apple Watch Released With Glance View, Task Notifications and More

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Todoist today announced the imminent release of Todoist for Apple Watch, which should be going live shortly pending App Store approval, after nearly four months of extensive testing and development. The new app brings several task management features of Todoist for iPhone, iPad and Mac to the wrist, with a Glance view for quickly viewing tasks and a Main view that provides access to your Inbox, Today view, Projects, Filters and Labels. Firmly pressing using Force Touch brings up an option to add tasks using the Apple Watch's built-in Voice Command dictation, and tasks can be categorized into…
  • Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Expands to the iPhone

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 4:46 am
    Back in October, popular Mac image editing app Pixelmator was brought to iOS in the form of an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being expanded to the iPhone. Pixelmator for iOS is now a universal app, giving iPhone users a way to edit their images with Pixelmator's powerful image editing tools for the first time. iPhone support is an important step in Pixelmator's evolution and will let the company reach a much wider customer base. For many people, the iPhone has largely replaced point and shoot cameras. Image sharing site Flickr, for example, lists Apple's iPhones as the top three…
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