Alltop

Results

  • No topics matched bryanvartabedian
close

What's hot on Alltop

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Watch a card counter get booted out of a casino [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Casinos want one kind of person playing their games: the clueless person. Watch as this pit boss boots out a card sharp, but not after trying to put limits on his betting that will guarantee that the house always wins. The post Watch a card counter get booted out of a casino [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 'Serial' announces Seasons 2 and 3, leaves us guessing as usual

    Mashable
    Brian Koerber
    28 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    It's going to be a long summer. Subscribers of the Serial newsletter found out Wednesday that the popular investigative podcast is planning to release Season 2 this fall and, more surprisingly, a third season in the spring of 2016. The podcast is a spinoff of the popular program This American Life, which is produced by Chicago's WBEZ See also: New podcast picks up where 'Serial' left off We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of…
  • Today At 1:30 P.M. ET, You Can Tour The British Museum On Periscope

    Fast Company
    Rose Pastore
    28 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    The British museum will be showing off its Greek art through Twitter's live-streaming app.If you need a lunchtime distraction today, tune into the British Museum's live broadcast of its ancient Greek artifacts. The live video of the tour will be available starting around 1:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. London time) through the live-streaming app Periscope. British TV presenter and historian Dan Snow will narrate the tour and respond to viewers' questions.Read Full Story
  • Google Opens Inbox To All, Adds Smart Reminders, Trip Bundles, Undo Send And More

    TechCrunch
    Frederic Lardinois
    28 May 2015 | 9:49 am
     Google today announced that Inbox, the Gmail-based mobile email client the company launched late last year, is now open to all. Until today, you still needed an invitation to use the service, though invites have long been pretty easy to come by. In addition, Google said that it will start opening up Inbox to all Google for Works customers (whose admins enable this feature for them) through… 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.        
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Holy Kaw!

  • Watch a card counter get booted out of a casino [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Casinos want one kind of person playing their games: the clueless person. Watch as this pit boss boots out a card sharp, but not after trying to put limits on his betting that will guarantee that the house always wins. The post Watch a card counter get booted out of a casino [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Food wastage around the world [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    If you've ever felt a twinge of guilt at a drawer full of liquid vegetable matter in the fridge, you've spared a thought for the unnecessary nature of wasting food, yet it isn't just that there are people going hungry somewhere to motivate those feelings. The post Food wastage around the world [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Jack Black breaks down in tears after talking to Ugandan street child [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    After spending a day with Felix, a Ugandan street child, Jack Black couldn't contain himself––and neither will you. Spend a day with Felix, who has been living on the street for three years, and you'll be inspired to do something to help. The post Jack Black breaks down in tears after talking to Ugandan street child [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • When staplers (and boredom) attack [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Though we're not sure we'd want to hang out with this guy at the office holiday party, we'd totally take the seat next to him at a long, boring meeting. The post When staplers (and boredom) attack [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 5 ways to throw open a small space

    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Dorm rooms, first apartments, people downsizing, all situations where working with small spaces takes a certain touch to keep cozy from feeling cramped. The post 5 ways to throw open a small space appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mashable

  • 'Serial' announces Seasons 2 and 3, leaves us guessing as usual

    Brian Koerber
    28 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    It's going to be a long summer. Subscribers of the Serial newsletter found out Wednesday that the popular investigative podcast is planning to release Season 2 this fall and, more surprisingly, a third season in the spring of 2016. The podcast is a spinoff of the popular program This American Life, which is produced by Chicago's WBEZ See also: New podcast picks up where 'Serial' left off We are hard at work reporting not one, but two distinct new stories. This means we’re planning on a third season of Serial. And we hope it means we can reduce the amount of time between the end of…
  • Trevor Noah's bringing sexy back to 'The Daily Show' in first trailer

    Neha Prakash
    28 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    We're not saying sexy ever left The Daily Show, but just in case, Trevor Noah is bringing it back Comedy Central dropped the first trailer for Noah's takeover from Jon Stewart on Thursday, showing Noah getting comfortable with his new desk Stewart announced that he would be stepping down as host in February, and the South African comedian was announced as his replacement in late March. Noah's first episode will air September 28. Camera captures lightning striking a church in Maine Herd rescues collapsed baby elephant on busy road Mini goats have a brilliant time being silly on an Australian…
  • Lenovo's wacky Magic View smartwatch concept has 2 displays

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    28 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    There has been no deficit of smartwatches coming to market and they're all relatively similar: display (check); notifications (check); wristband (check) But Lenovo is trying — success is yet to be determined — to shake things up with what it calls the Magic View smartwatch, which touts two displays, one for a new way to view photos and videos directly from the wrist. See also: Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and more Lenovo showed off the wacky new concept at its first ever Lenovo Tech World event in Beijing on Thursday, where the company unveiled several new…
  • Maisie Williams breaks bad news to fan on Twitter

    Tricia Gilbride
    28 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Camera phones have taken run-ins with celebrities to a new level. As Paris Hilton told Seth Cohen on The O.C. before the term selfie was even coined, "It's the autograph of the 21st century." And social media also makes it easier for people to figure out if the picture you snapped with what you thought was your favorite celebrity is just a lookalike. Case in point: this fan who thought he met Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams See also: 'Game of Thrones' explained by 'The Onion' headlines The actress saw the picture of a fan with "Maisie Williams" and took a no-bull approach, just like Arya…
  • Obama visits National Hurricane Center, helps write technical forecast discussion

    Andrew Freedman
    28 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    President Barack Obama visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami on Thursday, and meteorologists there put him to work. Obama helped issue a technical forecast discussion for a new tropical storm, Andres, that just formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean According to Obama, Tropical Storm Andres is expected to intensify to a minimal hurricane in the next few days. It is the first storm in the nascent eastern Pacific hurricane season, which unlike the Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be an above-average one. It's doubtful that Obama actually wrote the meteorological details of the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fast Company

  • Today At 1:30 P.M. ET, You Can Tour The British Museum On Periscope

    Rose Pastore
    28 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    The British museum will be showing off its Greek art through Twitter's live-streaming app.If you need a lunchtime distraction today, tune into the British Museum's live broadcast of its ancient Greek artifacts. The live video of the tour will be available starting around 1:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. London time) through the live-streaming app Periscope. British TV presenter and historian Dan Snow will narrate the tour and respond to viewers' questions.Read Full Story
  • The Toll Of FIFA's Corruption, In Two Simple Charts

    Mark Wilson
    28 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    What's the cost of corruption? 1,200 lives and counting.Authorities worldwide have partnered to take down FIFA officials for soliciting $150 million in bribes that steered the fate of professional soccer for years.Read Full Story
  • The Latest Weapon In Defusing Bombs Is 3-D Printed

    Mark Wilson
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Think of it as one of those human anatomy models but for bombs.Cut the red wire or the blue wire? Unfortunately, defusing a bomb is a lot more complicated than that, often involving tiny, intricate, delicate mechanical fuses that more closely resemble the inside of a geared clock than the wick of a bottle rocket.Read Full Story
  • Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

    Jerry Cao and Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    White space isn't just about aesthetics, it's the key to successful user interfaces. Here's how it really works.All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Negative space (the artistic equivalent of a designer's white space) is like the supporting cast whose duty is to make the star of the show stand out more by not standing out so much themselves. If you don't think any part of your design should be intentionally blank, take a look at the World's Worst Website Ever for an extreme example of…
  • What's Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

    Suzanne LaBarre
    28 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Robert Brunner, who gave Ive his first Apple job, discusses the designer's new C-suite role—and why it matters.Earlier this week, we reported that Apple created a new senior management position for esteemed designer Jonathan Ive, freeing him up to pursue big-picture projects while cementing his role as a leader in the Apple firmament. To casual observers, it might seem like an arbitrary promotion: Isn't Ive, who shepherded the build of almost every major Apple product of the past several years, from the iMac to the iPhone to iOS 7, already Apple's design pope? How much more influence could…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TechCrunch

  • Google Opens Inbox To All, Adds Smart Reminders, Trip Bundles, Undo Send And More

    Frederic Lardinois
    28 May 2015 | 9:49 am
     Google today announced that Inbox, the Gmail-based mobile email client the company launched late last year, is now open to all. Until today, you still needed an invitation to use the service, though invites have long been pretty easy to come by. In addition, Google said that it will start opening up Inbox to all Google for Works customers (whose admins enable this feature for them) through… Read More
  • Gmail Now Has 900M Active Users, 75% On Mobile

    Frederic Lardinois
    28 May 2015 | 9:47 am
     Google’s senior vice president of products Sundar Pichai today announced that Gmail now has a total of 900 million users at the company’s annual I/O developers conference. That’s up from 425 million in 2012, the last time the company updated its official Gmail users stats. Pichai also noted that 75 percent of these Gmail users now access their accounts on mobile devices.… Read More
  • Periscope Is Broadcasting 10 Years Of Content Per Day, 380 Years Since Launch

    Alexia Tsotsis
    28 May 2015 | 9:40 am
     Get ready for a new metric: Content years. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour took the stage today at the Code conference in Southern California and announced that Periscope has broadcasted 380 years of content since it launched 8 weeks ago, at 10 years of content per day. But the big question with livestreaming is how good, how “watch worthy” is that content? And how much of it is… Read More
  • Startup Job Offers And How To Interview Founders

    Dhawal Mujumdar
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
     Let’s set the stage: You’ve always wanted to work at an early stage startup that is growing exponentially. So you’ve done your research and figured out a startup/product that you’d be passionate about. You have already interviewed with them, and they like you so much that they have made you a job offer. (Note: When I refer to a company in this article as a startup, they… Read More
  • Confirmed: Google Will Launch Google Photos, A Standalone Photo Host With “Unlimited Storage”

    Greg Kumparak
    28 May 2015 | 8:46 am
     Its been rumored for weeks, but consider it mostly official: Google is launching a photo service separate of Google+. We just heard it straight from the horses mouth while walking the halls of Google I/O, though I don’t think we were supposed to hear it just yet. It’ll be announced during Google’s I/O keynote, scheduled to start in an hour. Here’s what we… Read More
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • 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…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WIRED

  • Audio Visuals: Fred Armisen’s a Golden Girl for Jenny Lewis

    Jordan Crucchiola
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    It is a great week and a sad week here at the music video roundup when there are too many good videos and not enough time to show them all. The post Audio Visuals: Fred Armisen’s a Golden Girl for Jenny Lewis appeared first on WIRED.
  • Uber Unveils App Updates to Help Its Deaf Drivers

    Davey Alba
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The updates are meant to streamline the ride-hailing process for hard-of-hearing drivers. The post Uber Unveils App Updates to Help Its Deaf Drivers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Inside L’Oreal’s Plan to 3-D Print Human Skin

    Margaret Rhodes
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The French cosmetics company has partnered with San Diego–based Organovo to rapidly produce tissue for product testing. The post Inside L’Oreal’s Plan to 3-D Print Human Skin appeared first on WIRED.
  • Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here

    Michael Calore
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Google I/O developer conference begins at 9:30 PDT in San Francisco, and we will be offering the live video stream right here. The post Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria

    Neel V. Patel
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Researchers think they may have stumbled on an intervention that can both treat WNS and prevent more colonies from being killed. The post The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria appeared first on WIRED.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    @ProBlogger

  • 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 Visual.ly to increase your content distribution Visual.ly 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…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Lifehacker

  • Add Subtle Flavor to Pasta or Salad by Rubbing the Bowl With Garlic

    Kristin Wong
    28 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Who doesn’t love garlic? Vampires, I suppose. But for the rest of us, garlic is usually a welcome ingredient. To add subtle garlic notes to a salad or pasta dish without making it overpowering, rub a clove of garlic on a bowl.Read more...
  • Watch the Google I/O 2015 Keynote Here

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Today marks the beginning of Google I/O 2015. There are sure to be big announcements for Android, Chrome, and plenty more. You can watch the live stream at the video above, the link below, or follow our sister site Gizmodo’s liveblog here if you can’t tune into the video.Read more...
  • Build a DIY Outdoor Shower to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

    Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    An outdoor shower may seem like a bit of a luxury, akin to a hot tub or sauna, but it’s also much more practical. With a bit of woodworking and plumbing know-how, you can build one in your own backyard, just in time for those hot summer days.Read more...
  • How I Broke Out of My Social Comfort Zone by Saying Yes to Everything

    Thorin Klosowski
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ever since I can remember, I’ve been predisposed to saying “no” to social plans. If something isn’t within my comfort zone, I tend to avoid it. But there’s a problem: when you don’t experience new things, life can get boring. Mine had recently landed somewhere between extreme doldrums and “what’s it even matter what day of the week it is?”Read more...
  • This Chart Tells You How Basic Investment Accounts are Taxed

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Investing isn’t nearly as intimidating as it seems. But all of the tax rules for different investing accounts can be overwhelming. The folks at Bankrate break down the basics in one simple chart.Read more...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Guy Kawasaki

  • 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, Salesforce.com 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.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • 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…
  • Apple Store in Upper East Side of Manhattan Opens June 13

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Apple overnight added signage to its upcoming retail location in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that confirms the store will open on June 13. The new store will be located at 940 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 74th Street, and remains under construction ahead of opening. The new store will be Apple's seventh retail location in New York City alongside Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, SoHo, Upper West Side, West 14th Street and Staten Island stores. Apple Store in Upper East Side at 74th Street and Madison Avenue (Instagram/Krystyl) Apple updated its retail store list today to reflect the new…
  • Apple Pay Rewards Program to Debut at WWDC

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Apple plans to introduce a new rewards program for Apple Pay at WWDC next month, reports The New York Times. In a piece covering upcoming mobile payment upgrades from Apple and Google, the site suggests that Apple will announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Few details are known about the rewards program that Apple plans to implement, but it is said to offer "perks" to customers who make purchases using Apple Pay.But analysts have noted that a missing piece from Apple Pay was a rewards program to keep users returning to participating…
  • Target Plans to Offer Apple Pay After Chip-and-PIN Card Upgrade

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Target CEO Brian Cornell spoke at Re/code's Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California today, where he confirmed that the company plans to offer in-store support for Apple Pay in the future. According to Cornell, while he'd love to have Apple Pay available "right now," support will not be coming until Target upgrades its system to support integrated circuit credit cards to comply with new standards. Integrated circuit cards (or chip-and-PIN cards) replace the magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card with an embedded microchip. The microchip communicates with a supported point-of-sale…
  • Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Apple is now offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Apple Store app is offering a same day delivery option on products that are available in local Apple Stores. For example, ordering an Apple TV in the San Francisco Bay Area results in a four-hour same-day delivery window, as does an order for a Lightning cable. In some areas, like San Francisco, delivery turnaround times are as fast as an hour, but for some products, delivery times can take up to a day. Customers who have Postmates…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    chrisbrogan.com

  • 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…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Copyblogger

  • 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

    Rainmaker.FM
    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…
  • Josh Pigford on Shipping, Hiring Smart People, and Not Being Epically Wrong

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a self-proclaimed maker — but host Jon Nastor would call him an entrepreneur, writer, designer, developer, and master marketer. He has been developing and shipping products online for more than 10 years now and has seen his share of successes and not-so-successful ventures. He is currently the founder of Baremetrics, software analytics and reporting for Stripe. Baremetrics seemingly came out of nowhere with an awesome content marketing strategy, lead by today’s guest, on the Baremetrics blog — one of the best software business…
  • The Oddest Story About Overcoming Obscurity You’ll Ever Hear

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s a monumental moment in the history of Rough Draft because we are going to break — for the first time ever — the monologue mold of Rough Draft. In fact, we’re going to do it all week. See, Demian Farnworth has four short interviews for you from four superb web writers. People who will teach you fabulous lessons on overcoming obscurity, finding your voice, choosing the right words, and rapidly expanding your audience. Right now, you’ll hear from the lovely James Chartrand, a single mom with two kids who built a world-class design and copywriting boutique called Men…
  • 5 Reasons Why It’s Practical and Profitable to Share Your Expertise Online

    Amy Harrison
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We were silent as the car left the coziness of our home to the bright lights of the train station. I’d never been so anxious. At the drop-off bay, I opened the door to leave and gave a barely noticeable lurch … barely noticeable. My husband looked at me with wide eyes. “Did you just throw up in your mouth?!” “No …” (I lied.) And so I went, to run the copywriting workshop that made me (almost) decide to give up live workshops altogether and only teach online. And I want to share what happened because it’s cheaper than therapy even though not all…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Macworld

  • Apple Pay rewards program may be on the way as Google preps Android Pay

    28 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple Pay is growing steadily, with more stores, banks, credit unions, and card issuers signing on to support the service all the time. We don’t know exactly how many people use Apple Pay, but Apple reportedly wants to make its mobile payment service the default option, so using your phone to pay becomes more compelling than pulling out a card. The company has a plan: An Apple Pay program that will reward you for using the mobile payment service instead of pulling out your actual wallet, according to the New York Times. The newspaper cited two unnamed sources “familiar with Apple Pay,”…
  • Amazon massively expands free same-day Prime delivery in the U.S.

    28 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    Amazon is dramatically expanding its same-day delivery service to cover millions of Americans. Called Prime Free Same-Day, the beefed up offering is now available in 14 of the country’s major metropolitan areas. The service covers more than one million items in Amazon’s store to let you get that GoPro camera or Kindle before bedtime. Amazon is also unifying its same-day delivery policies by applying the same rules across the country. If you order by noon in an eligible area you’ll get your items by 9 PM. Order between noon and midnight and your order arrives the next day. To read this…
  • Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

    28 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Everybody's favorite music-identifying app, Shazam, is branching out beyond music with a new QR-style scanning feature. Now, you can use Shazam on Android and iOS to scan movie posters, magazine spreads, postcards, print ads, QR codes, and posters. Unlike its music feature, however, you don't use Shazam to find out what you're looking at. Instead, scanning partner content with Shazam will lead you to augmented reality experiences, exclusive video, and other content. In other words, the new Shazam feature is all about marketing without the music side's song-discovering utility. Shazam Shazam…
  • A broken record: Marketshare predictions continue to be dumb

    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Look out, Apple! IDC says you're headed for a fall! And they would know because they've been making up future market share numbers for years.MarketWatch's Jennifer Booton explains "Why Apple’s iOS will be less dominant in 5 years." (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)Answer: Because someone made a spreadsheet that says so. These numbers don't lie. They're wrong all the time, but they don't lie. There's a difference.Actually, no, there's really no difference. Apple Inc. is blowing past expectations with the success of its larger-screen iPhone 6 Plus, but it continues to lag Android by a…
  • Wearables war: Jawbone sues Fitbit for alleged trade secret theft

    28 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    The intense rivalry in the wearables market has spilled over into court with Jawbone accusing rival Fitbit of “systematically plundering” its employees, trade secrets and intellectual property. In a suit filed in San Francisco against Fitbit and five employees, Jawbone has said that beginning this year, Fitbit recruiters contacted about 30 percent of Jawbone’s employees and induced at least five employees to join the company. The new hires at Fitbit allegedly gained access to and downloaded from their work computers information about Jawbone’s current and projected business plans,…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Smashing Magazine

  • 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…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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 KelbyOne.com. 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…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Digital Photography School

  • 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…
  • Backyard Macro Photography Safari

    Bruce Wunderlich
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! As photographers, we often have the opinion that in order to capture a great image we need to head out to an exotic location. But, what if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to one of those places? Say you have free time some morning, and would like to go outside and capture some stunning images. You might be surprised at what you can find to photograph right in your own backyard! If you don’t have a backyard, take a…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Google debuts Android M, which is all about 'polish and quality'

    Devindra Hardawar
    28 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Like clockwork, Google lifted the veil on Android M at its I/O developer conference today, an event that's traditionally served as the company's launchpad for its mobile OS updates. No, we don't yet know what the "M" stands for (we'd love to see Andr...
  • HBO Now is coming to Android and Chromecast

    Richard Lawler
    28 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    That Apple-exclusive streaming window is ending -- Google's Sundar Pichai just announced that HBO Now is coming to Android too. Don't miss out on all the latest news and updates from Google I/O 2015. Follow along at our events page....
  • Live from Google's 2015 I/O keynote!

    Chris Velazco
    28 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    The stage is set, the Moscone Center is tricked out with leopard print Androids, and Google I/O is just about to start. You know the drill here: The first order of business is an hours-long keynote address that'll show us exactly what Google's been w...
  • Watch the Google I/O keynote right here

    Jessica Conditt
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Technology is pretty awesome. Google is prepared to take the stage in San Francisco for the I/O Conference keynote presentation, with executives ready to talk about the company's latest wares -- and you can watch it all from the comfort of your own s...
  • Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights

    Nick Summers
    28 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    NASA is on track to bring human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first "crew rotation" mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA says it expects to make a similar ...
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Strobist

  • 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 Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

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

    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • 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
  • Nikon to offer free newlywed portraits at New York's City Hall next week

    27 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Nikon will be offering newlywed portraits for free to couples who marry at the New York City Hall on June 4th and June 5th. Couples married at City Hall will be treated to a free portrait session with pro photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, working out of a 20-foot 'Wedding Truck' studio. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples

    27 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Over the holiday weekend we spent some time shooting with Panasonic's newest mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-G7. We put its new 16MP sensor to the test along with an improved AF system at the racetrack - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to be precise. We'll be updating this gallery with many more images in the coming days. See gallery
  • Details of Google's new photo app leaked

    27 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    It's been rumored for some time that Google is planning to separate the photo component from its Google Plus app and establish it as a stand-alone service. Ahead of Google's annual I/O event taking place this week, some leaked information and screenshots have surfaced that shed some light on Google's plans. Read more
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (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…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 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…
  • Apple Watch Shown Charging Through 6-Pin Diagnostic Port in New Video

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Earlier this month, the team behind the battery-boosting "Reserve Strap" for the Apple Watch suggested it was possible to use the hidden 6-pin diagnostic port in the Apple Watch to charge the device, and today they've backed up their claims with a video demonstration. In the video, an Apple Watch charging on a standard inductive charger is depicted next to one said to be charged through a power supply connected to the 6-pin port on the device. The watch being charged through the port charges slightly faster than the watch on an inductive charger, reaching a 95 percent charge at the same point…
  • Fox Debuts 'Movie of the Day!' App With Daily Discounts on iTunes Movies

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Fox today debuted a new app called Movie of the Day! [Direct Link] which aims to provide customers a new daily discount on one movie from Fox's large catalog (via Engadget). Every day the app updates with a new movie deal, ranging from "from blockbusters to acclaimed indies, and everything in between," at a discount which goes up to 70 percent off of the original price. To start off, the app is available only for iOS devices, but there are plans to expand to other app stores like Google Play. In addition to the basic daily discount, the app also lets users browse a movie's cast, check out…
 
Log in