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  • 3 years, 60 countries, 3 minutes [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone talks about doing something like this. Saving money for a few years, then just quitting everything to travel around the world. Well, these folks did it. And you can vicariously do it, too. The post 3 years, 60 countries, 3 minutes [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Facebook forbidden from enforcing 'real name' policy in Germany

    Mashable
    JP Mangalindan
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Facebook can't stop users in Germany from using aliases, a German regulator ruled on Tuesday The Hamburg data protection authority said Facebook cannot enforce its '"real name" policy in Germany by changing a user's chosen name to their legal name or demanding users hand over official ID See also: Facebook forced to hand over data on hundreds of users to the police Under Facebook's real-name policy, the social network can suspend reported accounts for using a name other than the one listed on a user's official ID In this case, the German regulator's order followed a complaint from a woman who…
  • Google Translate Can Now Decipher Signs In 27 Languages

    Fast Company
    Neal Ungerleider
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    If you're traveling this summer, Google Translate may come in handy when you inevitably get lost.Google Translate's real-time translation tool, first introduced in January, instantly transcribes a sign from a foreign language to your own when you point your phone camera at it—and now, the feature has expanded to cover 27 languages. Through the standalone Translate app, users can translate signs in tongues ranging from Catalan and Indonesian, to Slovak and Ukrainian.Read Full Story
  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More
  • Notes, not received

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    An expected apology rarely makes things better. But an expected apology that never arrives can make things worse. An expected thank you note rarely satifies. But an expected thank you that never arrives can make things worse. On the other hand, the unexpected praise or apology, the one that comes out of the blue, can change everything. It's easier than ever to reach out and speak up. Sad, then, how rarely we do it when it's not expected.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 3 years, 60 countries, 3 minutes [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone talks about doing something like this. Saving money for a few years, then just quitting everything to travel around the world. Well, these folks did it. And you can vicariously do it, too. The post 3 years, 60 countries, 3 minutes [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • If teachers were treated like pro athletes [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Key & Peele have answered the call of everyone who has ever bemoaned the star treatment of pro athletes while the teachers who shape our children are just scraping by with a peek at an alternate universe. The post If teachers were treated like pro athletes [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This guy is an incredible skateboarder, even on this tiny board [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A good skateboarder is incredible to watch. Somehow, though, when you see a talented boarder on a miniboard, it's even more impressive. The post This guy is an incredible skateboarder, even on this tiny board [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Accidental wedding knockout + MMA commentary = hilarity [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The accidental knockout in this video obviously ruined this wedding. But when you stick a bit of mixed martial arts commentary on top of the video, well, things change. The post Accidental wedding knockout + MMA commentary = hilarity [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • World record 7×7 Rubik’s Cube solution [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    It only took 2:33.55 to solve this 7.7 Rubik's Cube. That means in just over two and a half minutes this young man solved a puzzle most of us could never solve. The post World record 7×7 Rubik’s Cube solution [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Facebook forbidden from enforcing 'real name' policy in Germany

    JP Mangalindan
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Facebook can't stop users in Germany from using aliases, a German regulator ruled on Tuesday The Hamburg data protection authority said Facebook cannot enforce its '"real name" policy in Germany by changing a user's chosen name to their legal name or demanding users hand over official ID See also: Facebook forced to hand over data on hundreds of users to the police Under Facebook's real-name policy, the social network can suspend reported accounts for using a name other than the one listed on a user's official ID In this case, the German regulator's order followed a complaint from a woman who…
  • Trevor Noah talks 'Daily Show' takeover, Donald Trump, and Hulk Hogan

    Sandra Gonzalez
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    LOS ANGELES — It was arguably one of the toughest crowds he'd ever faced Trevor Noah took the stage at a small theater in Santa Monica to perform for a room of TV critics, the people who will be watching and judging his every word and move as he takes over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart just weeks from now See also: Jon Stewart is giddily angry about Donald Trump's word vomit But Noah seemed anything but nervous — the crowd, after all, was in his house. Standup is his home and, it seems, his great joy. He beams as he launches into elaborate stories about flying during the ebola…
  • Facebook now makes 76% of ad revenue from smartphones, tablets

    Seth Fiegerman
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    When Facebook went public in May, 2012 it generated almost no revenue from smartphones. On Wednesday, the company revealed that it now gets more than three quarters of its advertising revenue from these smaller screens. Facebook's revenue for the June quarter surged to $4.04 billion and beat Wall Street estimates, fueled by continued growth in advertising on mobile devices, which accounts for 76% of the company's advertising revenue. The company's profits also beat estimates at $0.50 per share, though mounting expenses briefly pulled the stock down by as much as 5% in after hours trading.
  • May the feet be with you: Adidas unveils custom Star Wars sneaker

    David Yi
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Take a walk on the dark side with Adidas' latest collaboration. The athletic brand has partnered up with Star Wars for a limited edition sneaker, in lieu of the anticipated upcoming flick, Episode VII: The Force Awakens The shoe is customizable via the mi adidas website. See also: Gorgeous summer accessories that will spark your Fourth of July Riffing off the Adidas Originals' classic Superstar '80s model, consumers will be able to add Stormtrooper prints, exclusive Star Wars laces, gold or silver shell-toes and more. Possibly the raddest of features: the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper molded…
  • Defense Department to Congress: Global warming is a 'present security threat'

    Andrew Freedman
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    For the first time, the U.S. Department of Defense has detailed what it views as its greatest challenges related to climate change. In a report to Congress, the Defense Department said that global warming poses a "present security threat, not strictly a long-term risk." See also: Global warming helped trigger Syria's civil war The report, delivered to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and publicly released Wednesday, further stated the Defense Department is "already observing the impacts of climate change in shocks and stressors to vulnerable nations and communities," including…
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    Fast Company

  • Google Translate Can Now Decipher Signs In 27 Languages

    Neal Ungerleider
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    If you're traveling this summer, Google Translate may come in handy when you inevitably get lost.Google Translate's real-time translation tool, first introduced in January, instantly transcribes a sign from a foreign language to your own when you point your phone camera at it—and now, the feature has expanded to cover 27 languages. Through the standalone Translate app, users can translate signs in tongues ranging from Catalan and Indonesian, to Slovak and Ukrainian.Read Full Story
  • Yahoo Wants to Make Video Chats More Like Texting

    Sarah Kessler
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's up to us to decide if Livetext is thrilling or terrible.It's easy to imagine how all of those video calls ended up in classic works of science fiction: In a future where communicating via live video is an option, their authors must have wondered, who would choose to write or use the phone?Read Full Story
  • For Windows, The Party Is Over

    Ross Rubin
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new version of Windows once meant a star-studded extravaganza. But it's harder to drum up excitement for smaller, gradual updates."Start Me Up!" blared the commercial for Windows 95, the breakout version of the operating system that debuted almost exactly 20 years ago. The Rolling Stones anthem marked the introduction of the Start menu that Windows 8 killed and Windows 10 revives. But the marketing push behind Windows 95 reached far beyond a 30-second spot. Microsoft held a huge tent party at its campus and paid to light up the Empire State Building in the colors of the Windows logo.
  • Today in Tabs: OMG Stop Lion

    Rusty Foster
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Seriously though is that poem, like, a hoax? Brosé is nothing new, gang. We just called it Peen Au Noir back in the day.Read Full Story
  • Reddit CEO: We're Developing Content Policy, Community Quarantines

    Neal Ungerleider
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    CEO Steve Huffman says the service needs to "repair a number of longstanding issues that are causing all of us grief."Reddit is working on major changes to its site, as a follow-up to the recent retooling of its content policy. In a short announcement published Wednesday morning, Reddit cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman said the company is streamlining the rules of its new content policy, "quarantining" communities it does not want to endorse, and developing an alternative to its practice of shadow banning—through which moderators currently censor offending users without their knowledge.Read…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Fly Or Die: MC Squares

    Jordan Crook
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More
  • Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B

    Josh Constine
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
     People aren’t using Facebook less, according to its new earnings report. Facebook recovered from last quarter’s miss, beating the street’s estimates in Q2 2015 with $4.04 billion in revenue and $0.50 earnings per share. Facebook now has 1.49 billion monthly users, up 3.47% quarter over quarter, which was a bit slower than Q1’s 3.6% growth. Analysts had predicted… Read More
  • Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals

    Greg Kumparak
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
     Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla’s new Model X SUV for free; others will get $1,000 bucks off for buying a Tesla based on word-of-mouth from existing owners. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk just sent out an email to Model S owners… Read More
  • FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

    Frederic Lardinois
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
     FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden’s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. The major innovation of FireChat was that it allowed users to chat in groups even when there was no Internet connection available. Read More
  • Snapchat’s Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

    Lucas Matney
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
     The frattiest startup in recent memory just released its latest revenue-building attempt to woo investors, the “Official Snapchat Beach Towel.” The Venice-based ephemeral messaging app has obviously left its Amazon Prime account in the hands of the startup’s weed dealer, given the copious Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Notes, not received

    Seth Godin
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    An expected apology rarely makes things better. But an expected apology that never arrives can make things worse. An expected thank you note rarely satifies. But an expected thank you that never arrives can make things worse. On the other hand, the unexpected praise or apology, the one that comes out of the blue, can change everything. It's easier than ever to reach out and speak up. Sad, then, how rarely we do it when it's not expected.        
  • Predicting the future isn't easy

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    The best plans are based on trends, not specific events. Here's a hopeless task: There are 18 candidates in the GOP race. If you can rank them in the order they're going to drop out, I'll give you a signed copy of my new book or $10,000, your choice. The chances of being correct are 1:18!, or about one in six quadrillion, so I think the prize is safe. On the other hand, this blog's twitter account is consistently creeping toward 500,000 followers. If you can guess the date, I'll send you a signed book. Your odds are a lot better on this one. When in doubt, pick projects where the factors you…
  • What is your art?

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    I define art as having nothing at all to do with painting. Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen. Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection. You can be perfect or you can make art. You can keep track of what you get in return, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art.  The most difficult part might be in choosing whether you want to make art at all, and…
  • Thoughts for the consigliere

    Seth Godin
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    The marketer, the sales rep, the CFO. These are the indispensable levers that help creative work get to the world. When you're part of a project but not the driving creative force, when you work to lever the work of a team of mad scientists and brilliant designers, consider a blend of three roles: Generous skeptic: When the new idea is on the table, when things are being discussed, hashed out and workshopped, are you able to ask the useful and difficult questions? Someone needs to be the trusted critic, asking not with fear, but with confidence. Your question is useful when it exposes…
  • "Can we talk about this?"

    Seth Godin
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    That simple question is the litmus test for a productive relationship. If one professional says it to another, the answer is an emotion-free, "sure." There's no baggage. Talking is the point. Talking is what we do. We communicate to solve problems. On the other hand, if the question brings with it fear and agitation and, "uh oh, what's wrong," you can bet that important stuff goes undiscussed all the time. [PS altMBA2 applications are due by tomorrow.]        
 
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    WIRED

  • New Ghostbusters with Dudes Reportedly Still in the Works

    Angela Watercutter
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The screenwriter says a bold new idea is in the works for another ghost-busting movie. The post New Ghostbusters with Dudes Reportedly Still in the Works appeared first on WIRED.
  • Behind Uber and Lyft, the Gig Economy Is Growing

    Julia Greenberg
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Research suggests that the gig economy is, in fact, growing. The post Behind Uber and Lyft, the Gig Economy Is Growing appeared first on WIRED.
  • The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano May Kill Another City

    Erik Klemetti
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    What can be done to prepare Naples for the volcano in their midst? The post The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano May Kill Another City appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Is Still Our Best Theory For MH370

    Wired Staff
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Fifteen months later, we have no idea know what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But we keep going back to a theory posited by a pilot Chris Goodfellow just days after March 2014 disappearance. Goodfellow thinks an electrical fire in the cockpit could have caused the loss of transponders and communications in the aircraft. […] The post This Is Still Our Best Theory For MH370 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Entertainment Podcast: Adam Sandler Is Out, Virtual Reality Is In

    Wired Staff
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    This week's entertainment podcast is packed full of VR hedgehogs, HBO hits, and Adam Sandler misses. Join us, won't you? The post Entertainment Podcast: Adam Sandler Is Out, Virtual Reality Is In appeared first on WIRED.
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  • The ProBlogger Podcast: Digging into Statistics

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Almost the last day! While yesterday we looked to the future to build a plan to find readers, today we’re going to dig into our stats to find out what kind of effect the last 29 days have had on our sites. What can you see is different after the changes you’ve made? Some of you will be seasoned pros at looking at your stats, but if you’re newer to blogging and want some starting points, these are the metrics I recommend you keep track of regularly as you go on with your blogging. In the show notes I also link to a post I published recently that gives you an overview of how I…
  • How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

    Darren Rowse
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but it shouldn’t be skipped. We’re going to switch from creating content and the day-to-day of building community with our readers, and do things that are a little more long-term and strategic. Today is all about growing your readership. I’ll discuss some of the drawbacks of focusing solely on content…
  • 31DBBB Day 28 Writing Challenge: Write a Review Post

    Darren Rowse
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s writing challenge day! For some of you, this will be “business as usual”, as review posts are already part of your repertoire. For others, it will be something quite new. In today’s episode we discuss why review posts are even something to consider. They can be useful for many reasons, not just for the reader who may be researching a decision, but also for you and your blog too – not the least of which could lead to monetization. I built my first commercial blog 100% around reviews! We’ll also discuss the reasons for and against having reviews on your…
  • Update Your Blog’s Archive Pages (including Broken Links)

    Darren Rowse
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    We’re going on a link hunt, we’re going to catch a big one! Today’s the day to check everything that might be turning readers away from your blog, but don’t be overwhelmed – it’s not as onerous as it sounds. Over time, you’re bound to have some broken links. The sites you link to shut down, change their link structure, move their URLs… anything can happen. It can be bad for readability, but also for SEO. In this episode I will explain how best to find the links that are broken, whether you are a beginner or have an established blog. Small steps…
  • How Improving Another Blog will Help You Improve Yours

    Darren Rowse
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today I want to challenge you to help another blogger to achieve their goals in some way – and I’ll explain in the podcast how it has a knock-on effect of helping you improve yours. There are many ways you can help another blogger along their path, and I outline quite a few in today’s episode. Some are big and some are small, but perhaps the easiest way to identify one is to work out how you would like to be helped, and offer that to someone else. There’s really no limit to what you can do. Click here to listen to day 26 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Start10 Brings the Classic Start Menu Back to Windows 10

    Walter Glenn
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Windows 10: While Microsoft brought back the Start menu in Windows 8.1 and now in Windows 10, it’s still not quite what it used to be. If you’re not enjoying the new look, bring back the Windows 7-style Start menu with Start10.Read more...
  • Fantastical for iPhone Adds a New Drafts Mode

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    iOS: Fantastical is one of our favorite calendars on iOS and today it gets a handy new drafts feature that allows you save events as drafts so you can dig through your appointments to reference other items. Read more...
  • The Vaccines You Still Need as an Adult

    Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    You might be missing out on some immune-system superpowers that are yours for the asking at your local pharmacy. Besides protecting yourself—who wants chicken pox and tetanus?—staying up-to-date on shots helps to keep dangerous germs out of circulation and away from others.Read more...
  • Where to Shop for Groceries, Based on When You Plan on Cooking

    Melanie Pinola
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    We have quite a few types of stores to buy groceries from: specialty markets, big box stores like Costco, and your conventional supermarket among them. While it’s more convenient to get all your food from one place, you can save a bunch on your grocery bill by shopping around.Read more...
  • Move to Apple Transfers Your Spotify or Rdio Playlists to Apple Music

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Mac: If you’re making the jump from Spotify or Rdio over to Apple Music, you have to leave your playlists behind. We’ve seen hacky solution before for solving this problem, but Move to Apple Music does a much better job.Read more...
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  • Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Apple today seeded the third beta OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second set of beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes. The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it's an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have…
  • iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition from low-cost rivals Lenovo, Huawei and LG. Samsung continued to be the second largest tablet vendor with 7.6 million tablets shipped in the second quarter and 17% market share, a 12% year-over-year unit decline. Lenovo, Huawei and LG Electronics…
  • AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers

    Husain Sumra
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. AT&T has since responded, arguing that data throttling doesn't harm customers, the company is being prejudged and that its First Amendment rights are being violated in a response first found by The Hill (via Ars Technica). The Commission’s findings that consumers and competition were harmed are devoid of factual support and wholly…
  • Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's 1,000 Times Faster Than Current Technology

    Juli Clover
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a "major breakthrough in memory process technology." 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more durable than the NAND Flash storage that's currently used in mobile devices and solid state drives. It's the first new memory chip to come to the market in 25 years. Intel and Micron say that 3D Xpoint was built to create a non-volatile, high-performance high-capacity storage and memory solution that was also affordable. In addition to being faster than NAND…
  • Apple Watch Leading to Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among Early Adopters

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Less than four months after the Apple Watch launched, many early adopters are finding that the wrist-worn device has motivated them to make healthy lifestyle changes. From walking and exercising more often to making healthier choices and playing more sports, market research firm Wristly found that many Apple Watch buyers are taking full advantage of the wearable's health and fitness features. Greater than 75% of survey participants among Wristly's panel of nearly 1000 Apple Watch buyers indicated that they "Strongly Agree" or "Agree" that they have been standing more since receiving the Apple…
 
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  • The Last King of Brooklyn

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The air inside the Brooklyn Bowl smells like well worn leather, sawdust, and evidently hops (from the nearby Brooklyn Brewery, but I’ll get back to them). All around me are authentic Coney Island early 20th century amusement park props, like the tin targets from shooting galleries. There’s a band putting their gear together onstage for an evening event, lots of percussion and fewer amps, so I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of folk or world music. In front of me, Charley Ryan, cofounder of the Brooklyn Bowl (with partner Peter Shapiro) is pressing his business card into…
  • Customer Service is Marketing

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

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

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

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

  • A Behind the Scenes Look at The Missing Link (They Bare It All)

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In this episode of The Missing Link, you’ll learn why the podcast was created with its specific style and personality. Jon Nastor joins The Missing Link host Sean Jackson and Mica Gadhia to share how to run a podcast and the three critical elements to becoming your own showrunner. Content marketing has all of the same elements that it always has, but you can learn more about creating powerful content through audio — and how to get started. In this episode of The Missing Link, host Sean Jackson, Jon Nastor, and Mica Gadhia talk about how The Missing Link Podcast came to be.
  • Getting the Most Out of a Conference When You’re There to Promote, Part 1

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Conference season is quickly approaching. If you want to get the most out of your conference attendance, you need to be prepared. In Part One of this two-part series on The Lede, Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth offer advice on how to approach a conference when you are there with a primary goal of promoting your product or service. The conversation begins with a caveat: nothing is more important than networking at a conference. That must be understood. Assuming you are meeting people and making connections and contacts, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you promote your…
  • How Long Will It Take for My Business to Start Making Money? And Other Impossible Questions

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sonia Simone gets this question all the time (natural, Sonia guesses, since she teaches people how to start or grow businesses): How long will it take before my business starts to take off and make money? And there are two parts to the answer. One part is nuts and bolts — the processes of building an audience, uncovering market opportunities, crafting your marketing message, creating products and services. But the other part is all the “fluffy” mindset stuff — the mental game that lets you take action on those nuts and bolts. And in Sonia’s experience and…
  • 4 Ways to Get Attention by Rocking the Boat

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Lots of people make careers out of controversy. But constant controversy can take a toll. You could get by with a lot of controversy in the early days of your blog or books in order to gain critical mass. But soon you’ll need to take your foot off that particular pedal. The goal (when it comes to rocking the boat) is to select topics carefully and to space these pieces at least a month apart. That way, you avoid burning the conflict candle at both ends. In this 12-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: How to effectively challenge an…
  • The Key to Creating an Irreplaceable Podcast

    Jerod Morris
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is about toothpaste. And about being different. And the wise words of two brilliant women. And Champagne. And how it all intertwines to create an essential piece of advice for how to get your podcast (or any other piece of online content for that matter) noticed, consumed, beloved … and never replaced. Let’s start with the words of those two brilliant women. Different is better than better. — Sally Hogshead In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. — Coco Chanel To be clear: There is nothing wrong with being better. Neither Ms. Hogshead nor Ms.
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    ReadWrite

  • The Secret Of DevOps: It's Always Been About People, Not Technology

    Adam Jacob
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Adam Jacob is a cofounder and CTO of Chef, an IT-automation company that helps enterprises use DevOps to build and deliver quality software quickly.I have had the privilege of being either physically present or near many of the seminal moments in the evolution of DevOps. My friend and cofounder at Chef, Jesse Robbins, was the conference chair for the operations track at O'Reilly's Velocity conference. It was there in 2009 that John Allspaw and Paul Hammond gave their seminal talk, "10 Deploys Per Day, Dev And Ops Cooperation At Flickr." In it they outlined all the ways they worked…
  • Amazon's Marketplace For Startups Looks Great—If You Can Get In

    David Nield
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Amazon has opened up a new streamlined sales channel for startups called LaunchPad. If you've got something to sell—a recently Kickstarted invention, say—then LaunchPad lets you put it in front of millions of Amazon customers and distribute it through the e-commerce giant's massive pipeline. Your new product can even get Amazon Prime eligibility too. Sounds like a win-win situation. Amazon gets intriguing new products to sell that aren't widely available elsewhere, while inventors and startups benefit from retail expertise and access to infrastructure they might not otherwise…
  • The Best Place For Tech Startups: Still Silicon Valley…For Now

    Gregory Ferenstein
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinThere’s a new global ranking of startup ecosystems, with the top three spots all from America—Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, according to tech company benchmarking firm Compass Startup Genome. The company ranks global regions based on how well they foster top tech talent, host profitable businesses and expand into foreign markets. Tech startups looking for a place to call home may be deeply…
  • 4 Tools To Help Startups Hack Their Growth

    Yoav Vilner
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Startups in today's increasingly saturated market just can't overestimate the importance of business growth. Technology is a frenzied sector, and founders who want to make an impact often need to prove that their businesses aren't merely growing or thriving, but accelerating in hyperdrive. Rapid growth is not easy to achieve, and these days, it usually demands unconventional, creative approaches. Dropbox veteran Sean Ellis called it "growth hacking." He coined the term in 2010, referring to bootstrapping startups that…
  • Want To Keep Customers? Integrate Tech With A Personal Touch

    Scott Gerber
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.It's hard to do personalized customer service at scale. When you're using the technology to streamline the process and save your team time, the sense of personalization is easily lost.You need a strategy to get the best of both worlds—which is why I asked ten founders from YEC how they suggested other entrepreneurs keep the customer service experience personal while still leveraging the best technology.1. Incorporate Data Cohesiveness And IntegrationWith the growth of social media as a…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Constructing CSS Quantity Queries On The Fly

    Drew Minns
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
      Often within a project, the presentation of our content changes based on certain needs. We see this when we use media queries to change our styles based on the user device. CSS quantity queries follow the same concept of changing the styles based on a condition: the condition within a quantity query being the number of sibling elements. An example would be navigation where items are 25% wide when four items are available; yet when there are five items available, the width of the navigation items changes to 20%. This is a common problem with dynamic site frameworks like WordPress…
  • Designing Flexible, Maintainable Pie Charts With CSS and SVG

    Lea Verou
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
      When it comes to CSS techniques, nobody is more stubborn and smart enough to find solutions to any problems than Lea Verou. Recently, Lea has written, designed and published CSS Secrets, a truly fantastic book on the little CSS tricks and techniques for solving everyday problems. If you thought that you know CSS fairly well, think again: you will be surprised. In this article, we publish a few nuggets from the book, which were also presented in Lea's recent talk at SmashingConf New York — on designing simple pie charts, with CSS. Please notice that some demos might not work as…
  • How Copywriting Can Benefit From User Research

    Marli Mesibov
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
      I’ve often heard there are four stages along the road to competence: unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence, and unconscious competence. Most of us begin our careers “unconsciously incompetent,” or unaware of how much we don’t know. I’ll never forget the first time I moved from unconscious to conscious incompetence. I was working as an office manager at a small software company, and having been impressed by my writing skills, the director of sales and marketing asked me to throw together a press release, welcoming the new CEO.The post How…
  • Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

    Günther Beyer & Nino Rapin
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
      In UX design, few things are more intricate than time and personal time management — only a good arsenal of mobile design patterns and information architecture principles can save you. This is the story of redesigning the UX for a popular calenda tool on Android: Business Calendar. We’ll cover designing systems, interaction design problems, scaling across screens and platforms, research, and big business decisions and their outcomes. Business Calendar started out as a side project, a one-man show, and is now run by a team of eight in Berlin. The app was very successful…
  • Finally: Smashing Book #5 Is Here, And It’s Hot Like Smoking Barrels.

    Vitaly Friedman
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
      The waiting is over. Smashing Book #5 is here, it's smashing, and it's shipping worldwide — in fact, all pre-orders have just been dispatched. Think of it as a reliable playbook to master all the tricky hurdles of responsive design, well-tested in real-life projects by respected designers and developers. Ah, sure, you can get the book right away. Now, a standalone release post would be boring and predictable, so how about bringing another perspective to the magazine instead? Below you'll find some insights about the writing process by one of the authors of the book, Sara…
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Not Every Shoot Is A Winner Here’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? If it does, I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. Is there anything wrong with this shot? Not technically, but it’s not winning any awards. I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. No matter how much we try to make the best possible images we…
  • My New Lightroom Book Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • If you were only allowed to have 10 pieces of photographic gear, what would they be?

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    …that was a question posted on my Facebook page by Are Knudsen, a photographer from Norway. Why the question? Well, I kicked off a new monthly Q&A column in Shutterbug magazine a few months ago (they named it “Ask a Pro”), but essentially I answer questions posed by Shutterbug’s readers along with questions I get throughout the month on my blog or social media, and the column has been a lot of fun for me (and I’ve been a reader of Shutterbug for many years, so it’s also really a kick to be in their pages). As I was working on the latest installment, I…
  • Travel Photography Tips & Tricks

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you missed “The Grid” this week, our topic was travel photography, and I showed image, and talked tips and tricks based on my trip last week to London and Paris. Lots of helpful little nuggets, and we answered lots of questions from viewers. If you’ve got a sec, here’s the episode (below): In case you missed it — I posted my favorite images from the trip over at exposure.co (along with the story and more tips there, too). There’s that link: http://bit.ly/1Ds4ssN Lastly, if you’ve got a sec, I was featured this over at shotkit with a look at…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with John Keatley Join Mia McCormick and John Keatley as they sit down to discuss John’s inspiring career as an advertising and celebrity portrait photographer. John has developed a style that is as fun as it is creative, and yet very real. John has photographed celebrities, athletes, and politicians, and his work has appeared in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Wired. Spend an hour learning about how John got started, how he developed and stays true to his style, how he’s dealt with some of the fears all creatives face,…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Incredible Storm Photographers and Their Best Images

    James Brandon
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve been a landscape and travel photographer for nearly six years now. While I will always love standing in front of an amazing landscape at sunset, nothing on earth can compare to the feeling I get when standing in front of a massive supercell with 40-50mph winds at my back, watching it twist and churn, as it tries to lower itself to the ground. It’s the most intense and pure mixture of awe, fear and respect for mother nature that I’ve been able to find to this day. © James Brandon. Henrietta, TX Supercell © James Brandon. Ranger, TX Supercell I’m just now…
  • The Secret to Great Photography Portfolio

    John McIntire
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    If you’ve been around the photography world for a short time, you probably have at least a basic grasp of the technical skills. You know how to manipulate depth of field with aperture, where to focus in a portrait, and how to compensate your exposure for extremes in shadows and highlights. Even knowing things like that, you’ve probably stumbled across some incredible portfolios or magazine spreads and asked, “How did they do that?” Or even “What’s their secret?” The secret to a great photography portfolio is simple. It isn’t even a secret at…
  • 8 Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Not too long ago, the path to choosing your gear was very clear. If you wanted to take professional quality images, the DSLR reigned supreme. Yet, the landscape of available camera gear is constantly evolving, and today there are more options than ever before. Instead of just one or two dominant companies, you now have outstanding systems from no less than seven manufacturers. Mirrorless cameras have matured from a niche product to a complete solution, while DSLRs have been further refined. This may sound daunting at first, but with a bit of research, it’s possible to find a…
  • 10 Items You Need for Your Night Photography Kit

    Jim Hamel
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Buckingham Fountain, Chicago (Shutter Speed: 10 seconds; Aperture f/18; ISO 100; focal length 21 mm) Louis Pasteur famously said that “chance favors the prepared mind.” This statement definitely applies to photography, as there is always an element of chance, with the odds of success growing with preparation. The quote seems particularly applicable to night photography, which has unique requirements for exposure and stability. Preparation is everything. Your odds of getting a great night photograph are greatly improved if you have taken the time make sure you have the tools…
  • How to Creatively Alter the Light in Your Photo Using Lightroom

    Helen Bradley
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Learn how to fix problem light and enhance your vision for your photos in Lightroom. If you’re like most of us, you’ve taken photos from time to time that you’ve had high hopes for, only to realize later on that they didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped. Often what looks like awesome light when you captured the image, just doesn’t translate to great light when you view the photo on your computer screen. When the photos you’ve captured are once in a lifetime memories they deserve better than this. Thanks to Lightroom they can be improved, fairly quickly…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Amazon's Dash Buttons bring one-push ordering to all Prime members

    Billy Steele
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    If you're like me, you probably thought Amazon's Dash Button was an April Fool's joke that arrived a day early. Well, we found out rather quickly that the online retailer was serious about the device and invited select Prime members to give them a sh...
  • 'Titanfall' is going free-to-play in Asia

    Timothy J. Seppala
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Free-to-play games are big business outside of America and Titanfall is the next big shooter joining the ranks of Halo and Call of Duty in taking that route. Publisher Electronic Arts is working with Nexon (the company behind Maple Story and FIFA Onl...
  • Report: United hacked by the same group behind OPM breach

    Jessica Conditt
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    United Airlines detected a breach in its computer systems in May or early June, potentially putting the movements of millions of Americans in the hands of a China-backed hacker group, Bloomberg reports. This is the same group suspected of hacking int...
  • Sprint counters T-Mobile with 10GB of shared family data

    Andrew Tarantola
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    The battle between Sprint and T-Mobile for the hearts and phone lines of America's families is heating up. T-Mobile recently updated its Simple Choice family plan to give a pair of people unlimited calling and text, as well as 10GB of data to each of...
  • Netflix synthesizes a brainwave symphony for 'Sense8'

    Andrew Tarantola
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Netflix's new sci-fi adventure, Sense8, follows eight people who suddenly develop psychic powers with each other. To commemorate the series, which is directed by The Matrix's Wachowski siblings, Netflix teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski, the guy ...
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    Strobist

  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

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

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

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

  • Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 now available

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Adobe has released Camera Raw version 9.1.1, adding Raw support for the Canon PowerShot G3 X, Leica Q (Typ 119) and Sony A7R II among others. Per a separate announcement yesterday, this will be the last update for CS6 users. Read more
  • LumoPro LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case doubles as light modifier

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    LumoPro has announced the LP742 LightSwitch Speedlight Case and Modifier. The case is made from padded ballistic nylon and is able to accommodate most speedlights on the market. LightSwitch can also be transformed into three types of light modifiers: a reflector, bounce card, and flag. The case features a double-zipper design and a velcro strap on the back. Read more
  • Intel and Micron create 3D XPoint: a smaller, faster, more secure memory technology

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Chip makers Micron and Intel have announced a new form of computer memory that promises faster, more reliable storage than current technologies, in a smaller space and at similar prices. The technology could reduce the distinction between memory and storage within computers and provide a faster, more stable way of storing large Raw and video files. Read more
  • Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    It's a sad day for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. Read more
  • Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • A Quick before and after

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. Starting image… reset to just the RAW image for you to see all the steps. (I have a preset that is applied on import usually.) The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be cropped. For action…
  • My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is something (as I said), I do a lot. The original image is above. STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; double-click on the word “Effects” to reset all…
  • Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday everybody. Here’s a tip on how to bring your logo into Lightroom (so you can use it in slideshows, or as an identity plate, or for the title of a slideshow, or whatever), but with a transparent background behind it (that’s the cool part). Here’s how it’s done: STEP ONE: We have start over in Photoshop (any ol’ version will do). Open a new document, and then use the Place command (under the File menu) to bring in your logo, so it appears on its own layer above the background layer (as shown here). STEP TWO: Now, go to the Layers panel and drag the…
  • Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    If you are like me, you love keyboard shortcuts but often forget that cool one that you only use every now and then. The good news is that you can press Command -/  (slash) or (PC Ctrl -/) to bring up all of the keyboard shortcuts for that module. Now if you can just remember that one shortcut you are all set.   The post Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'Fantastical 2' for iPhone Gains Drafts, Japanese Localization

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Popular calendar app Fantastical 2 for iPhone was today updated to version 2.4, adding a useful new feature that allows users to create event drafts. With drafts, it's possible to start creating an event or Reminder and then swipe downwards to save it as a draft, setting it aside to multitask and access other events on the calendar. For example, if you start scheduling a lunch meeting but need to pause in the middle to check your afternoon schedule, there's no need to discard what you've written entirely -- you can save it as a draft, check the calendar, and come back to it. Draft posts are…
  • Apple Music Exclusively Debuts Keith Richards 'Trouble' Video

    Juli Clover
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Continuing on with its stream of exclusive content, Apple Music is today premiering the video for Keith Richards' latest single, "Trouble." The video is exclusively available through Apple Music Connect on Keith Richards' page on the artist-focused social networking site. Because the video is shared on Apple Music Connect, it does not require an Apple Music subscription to watch. Designed to let fans connect with artists, Apple Music Connect's content is all available for free and will continue to be free after people's three-month free trials expire. Exclusive video premiere of “Trouble”…
  • Apple to Expand Retail Presence in India With 500 Authorized Mobility Resellers

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Following a focus on expanding its presence in the greater China area, sources speaking with NDTV Gadgets have confirmed Apple is looking to increase its foothold in India as well through the launch of a new retail store program. The new initiative -- dubbed the Authorized Mobility Resellers program -- will reportedly see the company open 500 retail store locations across 12 cities in India. The stores will showcase a heavier focus on Apple's mobile offerings, like the iPhone and iPad, along with "related third-party accessories." Apple has already signed up over 100 partners it wants to work…
  • Beijing Police Shut Down Large-Scale Factory That Made Over 41,000 Counterfeit iPhones

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Beijing police have shut down a large iPhone counterfeiting ring within the city that had managed to produce more than 41,000 fake versions of the flagship smartphone, some of which even managed to reach the United States (via Reuters). All told, the ring's counterfeit production had grown to be worth as much as 120 million yuan (about $19 million). The police have arrested a total of nine suspects thought to be involved directly in the counterfeiting operation, all due to a combined effort to enforce stricter counterfeit and intellectual property laws in China. Of the nine arrested were…
  • Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Class Action Lawsuit

    Husain Sumra
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Apple and Nike settled a two-year-old class action lawsuit that challenged their advertising claims regarding the Nike+ FuelBand. The lawsuit alleged that Nike and Apple made misleading statements about the FuelBand's ability to accurately track steps, calories and NikeFuel. Under the settlement, customers who purchased a FuelBand between January 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015 can make a claim for either a $15 payment or $25 gift card redeemable at Nike-owned stores in the United States and Puerto Rico or at Nike's online shop. The number of claims that a customer may submit depends on…
 
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