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  • Hacking the “unhackable”: cyber-security scandals in big tech [infographic]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hacking lacks the drama of an old-fashioned bank heist, yet haunts every person who swipes a credit card while shopping or logs onto a favorite site every day. SpeechPath takes a closer look at trends in cyber-security attacks, companies' responses, and what information was put at risk. The post Hacking the “unhackable”: cyber-security scandals in big tech [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Carrie Fisher's amazing dog should be in 'Star Wars'

    Mashable
    Tricia Gilbride
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    It's cool that Star Wars is coming back, mostly because that means more public appearances from Carrie Fisher's French bulldog, Gary The adorable pup makes a pretty good Princess Leia himself, and has captured the hearts of Fishers' co-stars like Daisy Ridley. Carrie and Gary appeared at the Star Wars Celebration together and he is a natural on the red carpet See also: 13 'Star Wars' Etsy finds for the baby Jedi in your life Gary is a therapy dog that helps Fisher deal with her bi-polar disorder. "Gary is mental also. My mother says Gary is a hooligan. Gary is like my heart," Fisher told The…
  • Ex-Googlers' New Breast Cancer Gene Test Cuts The Cost To Women

    Fast Company
    Evie Nagy
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Color Genomics, founded by ex-Googlers, is an at-home test for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations.Last month, the film star Angelina Jolie Pitt had her ovaries removed—a response to learning that she has a damaged BRCA1 gene, which indicated that her chances of contracting breast or ovarian cancer in her lifetime were around 80% and 50%, respectively. It's the same reason she had a controversial preventative double mastectomy in 2013. Her actions spawned a national conversation about privilege and access to information about one's own genes. Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 typically cost up to $4000,…
  • Reports: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $200M

    TechCrunch
    Ingrid Lunden
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
     Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, BlackBerry is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed cross-platform technology for digital… Read More
  • The freelancer course is here

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Each of us gets to choose the sort of freelance work we will do. This is a profound freedom, and one that we often ignore, wasting the opportunity. To provoke you to take advantage of this moment, my new course for freelancers is now available on Udemy. In this online, video-based class, I'm daring you to get paid what you're worth and to find a platform where you can do your best work. When you move up the ladder, step by step, the work gets more rewarding. We each start as a replaceable cog, open to taking whatever is offered. With focus and effort, though, you can go all the way to…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Hacking the “unhackable”: cyber-security scandals in big tech [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Hacking lacks the drama of an old-fashioned bank heist, yet haunts every person who swipes a credit card while shopping or logs onto a favorite site every day. SpeechPath takes a closer look at trends in cyber-security attacks, companies' responses, and what information was put at risk. The post Hacking the “unhackable”: cyber-security scandals in big tech [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How samurai movies led Star Wars [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Star Wars fans spend a good amount of time thinking about the mythology behind their favorite fantasy universe. Not many people think about the connection between Star Wars and samurai films. This video explains that connection. The post How samurai movies led Star Wars [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The best cover of “Hotel California” you’ll ever hear [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Eagles “Hotel California” is one of their most famous songs, and as a result it’s frequently covered. However many covers you’ve heard, though, you’ll never top this version. The post The best cover of “Hotel California” you’ll ever hear [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hand drawn famous logos [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Sometimes we forget that artists spend time and effort on brand logos. Watching this artist draw famous logos by hand reminds us that these logos are actually beautiful pieces of design. Full story at Seb Lester’s channel. More amazing design. Photo credit: Canva The post Hand drawn famous logos [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Adidas seeks to recycle ocean trash, use for some of their products

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    I’ve posted before about the horrific plastic “gyres” floating in the oceans, hundreds and hundreds of miles of disposed-of plastic garbage. Well, seems like Adidas hopes to scoop some of it up to use and to recycle. Good on them for doing that, for whatever purpose. Even just bringing greater awareness to the issue is … The post Adidas seeks to recycle ocean trash, use for some of their products appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Carrie Fisher's amazing dog should be in 'Star Wars'

    Tricia Gilbride
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    It's cool that Star Wars is coming back, mostly because that means more public appearances from Carrie Fisher's French bulldog, Gary The adorable pup makes a pretty good Princess Leia himself, and has captured the hearts of Fishers' co-stars like Daisy Ridley. Carrie and Gary appeared at the Star Wars Celebration together and he is a natural on the red carpet See also: 13 'Star Wars' Etsy finds for the baby Jedi in your life Gary is a therapy dog that helps Fisher deal with her bi-polar disorder. "Gary is mental also. My mother says Gary is a hooligan. Gary is like my heart," Fisher told The…
  • Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett loses iPhone with 250 guitar riffs

    Tim Chester
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Metallica fans despair: The band looks to have lost 250 riffs. Their guitarist Kirk Hammett said in 2012 he'd come up with some 400 riffs for the band's forthcoming 10th album but he's just admitted 250 of them were recorded to a smartphone he lost six months ago. See also: Metallica's Kirk Hammett on horror, metal and his annual fear festival “I put riffs on my iPhone, but something very unfortunate happened to me about six months ago," he told Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta in an interview transcribed by Blabbermouth. "I lost my iPhone [containing] 250 musical ideas. And I was…
  • This week on 'The Voice': Top 10 perform

    Lindsay Rothfeld
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    "Something's going on tonight," host Carson Daly said after 17-year-old Koryn Hawthorne took the stage. Seriously, though. Something must have been in the water backstage on Monday night, because wow did some of these singers bring their A-game. The night wasn't without fault, though, as the coaches gave some criticism of a few performers (include Joshua Davis and Corey Kent White). But all in all, the admired performances were some of the best yet One thing's for sure — Pharrell's reactions say it all. He was really feeling the following singers tonight, as were we: Read more... Top 3…
  • Emilia Clarke's 'Game of Thrones' body double could even fool dragons

    Tricia Gilbride
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:19 am
    Every queen (even the Mother of Dragons) needs a decoy to help do her bidding. Likewise, Emilia Clarke needs a Daenerys body double. Metro UK reports that actress and model Rosie Mac has taken on the task for the fifth season of Game of Thrones, and her selfies show that Mac is a dead ringer for Emilia Clarke. It's like The Parent Trap, but in Westeros. See also: Every episode of 'Game of Thrones' rated and reviewed On Set ! !!!! Rosie Mac Official Daenerys Double for #GameOfThrones Season 5 <3 Popcorn Time !! :D #TheWinterIsComing A photo posted by Actress Model Dancer (@rosiemacc) on Apr…
  • Happy birthday Ma'am! Queen Elizabeth turns 89

    Blathnaid Healy
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    LONDON — Not only is she the head of state of the UK and numerous Commonwealth realms but the Queen has not one, but two birthdays See also: Sloths, cowboy boots and horse sperm: The weirdest gifts given to the Queen Queen Elizabeth turned 89 on Tuesday, but her official birthday won't take place until June. She is expected to celebrate the day in private at Windsor Castle, according to the BBC, while a number of salutes will take place around the UK, including a 41-gun royal salute in Hyde Park by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Today Her Majesty The Queen turns 89-years-old…
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    Fast Company

  • Ex-Googlers' New Breast Cancer Gene Test Cuts The Cost To Women

    Evie Nagy
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Color Genomics, founded by ex-Googlers, is an at-home test for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations.Last month, the film star Angelina Jolie Pitt had her ovaries removed—a response to learning that she has a damaged BRCA1 gene, which indicated that her chances of contracting breast or ovarian cancer in her lifetime were around 80% and 50%, respectively. It's the same reason she had a controversial preventative double mastectomy in 2013. Her actions spawned a national conversation about privilege and access to information about one's own genes. Tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 typically cost up to $4000,…
  • 8 Habits of Curious People

    Stephanie Vozza
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    We are born curious, but when answers are valued more than questions, we forget how to ask. Here's how to relearn an old habit.As children, we're naturally curious—it's how we grow and learn—but by the time we start school that sense of wonder starts to escape us.Read Full Story
  • The Science Behind The Secret Productive Powers Of The Color Blue

    Lydia Dishman
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    New research suggests that our biological clocks aren't just tuning in to changes from dawn to dusk, the color of light has an impact, too.Like plants, humans respond to changes in light. The natural cycle of sunrise and sunset performs a subtle calculus on our circadian rhythm, signaling when it's time to wake and work, and when it's time to turn in.Read Full Story
  • Meet The First Potrepreneurs At This Startup Boot Camp For The Billion-Dollar Weed Biz

    Alex Halperin
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    It's like Techstars, but for cannabis."At no time in this office should you ever be intoxicated on any substance."Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: 4/20 Is Just A Number

    Rusty Foster
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    There's a 97% chance we won't delete this post.4/20 close that tabRead Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Reports: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $200M

    Ingrid Lunden
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
     Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, BlackBerry is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed cross-platform technology for digital… Read More
  • TradeGecko Snags $6.5M Series A To Help Businesses Wrangle Inventory

    Catherine Shu
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
     TradeGecko, a software-as-a-service startup that lets business owners manage inventory and orders without resorting to spreadsheets or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, has raised a $6.5 million series A round. Read More
  • See The Specs Restyled By 3D Printing

    Natasha Lomas
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
     The 3D printed future is looking increasingly cartoonish if this crowdfunder for one-piece flexible nylon eyewear is making a prescient design call. Called Mono, the designer specs look like they’ve been scribbled onto the model’s face with a Sharpie marker. Read More
  • Zhiguoguo, Which Lets Chinese Companies Register Trademarks For Free, Raises $3.7M Series A

    Catherine Shu
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
     Protecting intellectual property in China is notoriously difficult, even though the country is trying to set up legal safeguards to aid emerging industries. Zhiguoguo wants to help businesses preserve their IP by providing free trademark registration and affordable legal services. Based in Beijing, the startup announced that it has raised a $3.7 million series A led by Matrix Partners China,… Read More
  • Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
     I’m always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we’re getting just that. Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, geo and growth for the company, have joined forces again to do affordable… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The freelancer course is here

    Seth Godin
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Each of us gets to choose the sort of freelance work we will do. This is a profound freedom, and one that we often ignore, wasting the opportunity. To provoke you to take advantage of this moment, my new course for freelancers is now available on Udemy. In this online, video-based class, I'm daring you to get paid what you're worth and to find a platform where you can do your best work. When you move up the ladder, step by step, the work gets more rewarding. We each start as a replaceable cog, open to taking whatever is offered. With focus and effort, though, you can go all the way to…
  • The difference between mass and banality

    Seth Godin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Something doesn't have to be trite and dreadful to be popular, but often, popular things get this way. In the 1980s, most of the cars made by General Motors were mediocre, unmemorable and poorly designed. They were also quite popular. By racing to the bottom, GM defended market share but ended up crippling themselves for generations. Hot Wheels, Spaldinis and the original Monopoly game are classic toys, Platonic ideals of good design and idiosyncratic thought. On the other hand, the hyped toys of the moment fade away fast, because they're designed to shortcut straight to the lowest common…
  • Seen, heard, gotten, changed

    Seth Godin
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most of the news/advice/insight you run into is merely seen. You might acknowledge that something is happening, that something might work, that a new technique is surfacing. Sometimes, if you work at it, you actually hear what's being said. You engage with the idea and actively roll it around, considering it from a few angles. But rarely, too rarely, we actually get what's going on, we understand it well enough to embrace it (or reject it). Well enough to teach it. And maybe that leads to a productive change. It's not clear to me that more stuff seen leads to more ideas gotten and more action…
  • "What have you got?"

    Seth Godin
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    The wrong answer to this question is often, "what do you need?" When someone asks what you have to offer, when they ask for a menu or a price list or some indication of what they can choose from, it's tempting to ask what they want, because maybe, just maybe, you'll figure out how to make that for them. When you act like a short-order cook at a diner, people rarely ask you for something interesting. Instead of trying to figure out what will get us picked, we might figure out if there's a way we can sell people on dreaming about what we have instead.        
  • What if you stopped?

    Seth Godin
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    What would happen to your audience if you shut the doors tomorrow? (I know what would happen to you, that's not my question... what would happen to them?) What would happen to your customers and to your prospects if you stopped doing your work? If you stopped showing up, if you stopped selling them something, would they miss you if you were gone? If the airline went away, we'd just find another airline. If the cookie cutter politician went away, we'd just vote for someone else. If the typical life insurance agent... Does it matter if it's you doing the work?
 
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    WIRED

  • Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes

    Kim Zetter
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The tweet that got a hacker banned from a flight has evoked a heated debate on the Cold War between security researchers and the industries whose faults they expose. The post Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes appeared first on WIRED.
  • Introducing Our Reviews of Absurd Self-Published E-Books

    Jason Kehe
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    When “Kindle Cover Disasters” debuted on Tumblr earlier this year, the Internet ROFLMFAO’d at the truly heinous designs: cheap clipart, effects reminiscent of early Print Shop, clashing pastels, Photoshopping by palsied hands, and fonts so troubling you find yourself celebrating the relative peace of Comic Sans. But if you were taught anything in this life, […] The post Introducing Our Reviews of Absurd Self-Published E-Books appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

    Cade Metz
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    "Mobile-geddon" it's not. But Google's latest changes to its search algorithm are a reminder of how Google uses its market power to accelerate change. The post Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image appeared first on WIRED.
  • Chevy’s Robo-Car Concept Is Switchblades on Wheels

    Alex Davies
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chevy has created a concept to highlight its vision of the year 2030, when cars drive themselves, and it's ... interesting. The post Chevy’s Robo-Car Concept Is Switchblades on Wheels appeared first on WIRED.
  • Welcome to the Next List for 2015

    Scott Dadich
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Meet the people who are inventing the next two decades of what WIRED will cover. The post Welcome to the Next List for 2015 appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

    Darren Rowse
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Post frequency is a topic that comes up often among bloggers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been posting for years – people change, algorithms change, and even your motivations for blogging change. No-one is immune from wondering if their schedule is working, or if tweaks can be made for more successful audience interaction. As I said in my previous FAQ post on how long posts should be – it depends on several factors. The length of posts, the frequency of posting, and definitely post content all require trial and error, and for the blogger to…
  • Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    Guest Blogger
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Most people have heard of the success of Perez Hilton’s blog and that he makes somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000 each month blogging about the latest celebrity gossip. Success stories like Hilton’s might make the prospect of earning a fortune blogging seem real, but the truth is that it is hard work and not very many crack that six figure per month mark. Still, you can make a decent living from blogging, if you know how to go about it. Every now and then, I’m pulled aside at a family gathering or am emailed by someone who wants to know…
  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    Darren Rowse
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training resources I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. Here’s what you need to know. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come…
  • 3 Reasons to Stop Relying on How-To Lists for Information (and What to Do Instead)!

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
     This is a guest contribution from Daryl Rothman. The truth is out there. At least, we hope so. How-to lists are all the rage in the burgeoning blogging world. And many are good, but there is an absolute deluge. The list of lists is growing. Who has it right? How do you choose? What lists you should rely on? Simple. None. Before you loose the slings and arrows of recrimination upon me, hear me out. I didn’t say you shouldn’t read any how-to lists. There are some great ones. Read away! I am saying you need to stop relying upon them. Here’s why. We are so inundated with lists it is easy…
  • Tips for Creating Your First eCourse

    Stacey Roberts
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    There’s a reason you’re seeing an influx of ecourses in the blogosphere of late – it’s a fantastic way to share to a higher (and sometimes more concentrated) degree your talents and knowledge. If you have a niche blog, then there’s a good chance you can come up with an in-depth and useful course that will be helpful for your readers and profitable for you. If an ecourse is something that’s been on your mind, then read ahead. Last year, Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim ran her very first blogging ecourse, the Clever Cookie School of Blog, which was a huge…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads to Get Less Creepy Ads on Android

    Eric Ravenscraft
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Android: No one likes ads, but they can get particularly creepy when you’re not sure how an ad knew you might be interested in something in the first place. If you’d like your ads a little on the less-personal side, you can disable interest-based ads in the Google Settings app.Read more...
  • The Best Supermarket Store Brands, According to Consumer Reports

    Patrick Allan
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Buying store brands is a great way to save some money, and they’re often better or equal in quality to name brands . Out of 68 different supermarket chains that Consumer Reports looked at, these are the stores with the best store brands overall.Read more...
  • The Law Student's Daily Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Being a law student means carrying around a lot of books and being prepared for a handful of other things. Here’s what Everyday Carry reader Rob Barthelmess has on him during those days of heading from class to class. Read more...
  • Roast Cauliflower Leaves Instead of Letting Them Go to Waste

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You always want to get everything you can from your ingredients. Try roasting the cauliflower leaves that come with the head rather than throwing them away.Read more...
  • Keep Your Pets from Getting You Sick with These Simple Rules

    Patrick Allan
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    As much as you love your pets, there’s still a possibility they can make you sick if you aren’t careful. A recent study explains the potential health risks of pet ownership—particularly for those with weak immune systems—and how you can easily avoid them.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Pictures from my trip to @Porsche

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    These are pictures from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. I even got a ride in a 918! The post Pictures from my trip to @Porsche appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    These are my pictures from the Mercedes-AMG facility. This is where the AMG GT is made. The post Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of Branding

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the real world, you don’t have infinite resources; you don’t have a perfect product; and you don’t sell to a growing market without competition. You’re also not omnipotent, so you cannot enforce what people think your brand represents. Under these assumptions, most companies need all the help they can get with branding. This is my advice to help you. Seize the high ground. Establish your brand on positive conditions like “making meaning,” “doing good,” “changing the world,” and “making people happy” —not doing in your competition. Think about it: when is the last…
  • Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

    Guy Kawasaki
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    These are pictures from my trip to the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace in Germany. It is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Germany. The post Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock!

    Guy Kawasaki
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My time-tested, battle-hardened best tips to help you create the best presentations possible. If you feel the need to be creative, do it in your product design, not your pitch. This post is a tiny part of Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, The Art of the Start 2.0. Read it and reap… The post Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock! appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Watch Order Statuses Shifting to 'Preparing for Shipment'

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10. Apple Watch orders that have changed to "Preparing for Shipment" are still listing prospective delivery dates of 4/24 to 5/8, but the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday April 24, the official launch date of the Apple Watch. Now that order statuses have shifted, customers should begin receiving shipment emails in the near future. The change to customer…
  • Apple Watch Charges Begin Showing Up On Credit and Debit Cards

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    According to dozens tweets and emails received by MacRumors, Apple has just begun charging customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch for their purchases. The charges suggest that early Apple Watch orders will soon shift from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gears up to begin sending devices to customers ahead of the Apple Watch's Friday April 24 launch date. As we shared earlier today, bulk shipments of the Apple Watch have already begun arriving at central distribution centers across the United States and are ready to begin heading to customers over the next few days.
  • Shazam, OneDrive, Porsche, FIFA 15, ESPN, JetBlue and More Apps Updated for Apple Watch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    A number of notable apps have been updated with Apple Watch support to start off the week, including Shazam, Microsoft OneDrive, Porsche Car Connect, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA SPORTS, Epicurious, Nick Jr, ESPN, Avea, JetBlue and Letterpad. The updates should be rolling out on the App Store today prior to the Apple Watch launch on April 24. Shazam for Apple Watch will enable you to discover which artist, song and lyrics you are listening to from your wrist in seconds. You will also be able to see your past Shazams at a Glance with a simple swipe up gesture, turn on Auto Shazam to continue…
  • First Wave of Apple Watches Begin Shipping Ahead of Friday's Launch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Apple Watch pre-orders are being sent to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn device's launch on April 24, according to a source for MacRumors that has provided accurate information in the past. Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts confirmed earlier this month that Apple Watch pre-order deliveries will begin on April 24 as scheduled, although many customers have received shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later and it remains unknown how many Apple Watch pre-orders will be delivered on day one. iPhone…
  • Apple Highlights Environmental Responsibility in 2015 Progress Report

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    Apple on Monday shared its 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report that reflects on the company's environmental progress during the 2014 fiscal year. The report focuses on Apple's commitment to climate change, renewable resources, finite resources, and toxins, and outlines the company's 2014 carbon footprint and other usage information. Apple's latest environmental progress report highlights that 100% of its U.S. operations and 87% of its global operations are run on renewable energy. Apple emitted 34.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions during the 2014 fiscal year, with 24.8…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • An Ebook on Authority

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I was asked by Lee Odden to contribute to an ebook that relates to the upcoming Authority Rainmaker conference. I would’ve said yes anyway, but they added to the story that Henry Rollins was going to be in this same ebook. Having read most of Henry’s books, to actually be on some other page in the same book as him was reason enough. The fact that the information’s really useful? Well, that’s another thing. Continue ReadingThe post An Ebook on Authority appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Make Media that Serves

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    I was the keynote speaker at Perry Drake’s UMSL digital marketing event last week. The room was a mix of agency people, business owners, and students. With that in mind, I asked them if they wanted to see what I speak about with businesses who are asking about how to use media and community to earn more customers. They said that would be okay (I mean, I was the keynote. If that wasn’t okay, would they have asked, “What else have you got?”) I thought I’d share WHY I picked what I did as my keynote speech. Make Media That Serves The premise of the speech was…
  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years?

    Chris Brogan
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    17 years. That’s how long I’ve been blogging (as of the moment I’m writing this post). I started in 1998, before there was blogging software, back when it was called “journaling.” A lot has changed in my life since then (two major relationships, 4 companies, the birth of my children), and obviously even more has changed with the world. Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years? The short answer is yes. The tools have changed immensely. My first “blogging” was really using a WYSIWYG software called Trellix (I’m stunned that they still have…
  • Money is PART of Value

    Chris Brogan
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    I was talking with my friend, Jake Thompson about a project we’re doing to send athletic clothes to some special needs athletes in Wichita East school ( the story is here and here). My friend, Angel is also helping out. Jake and I were discussing that service was a very important part of ownership. I said to Jake, “Money is a subset of value.” Money is a SUBSET of Value My friend Anthony talks about value creation all the time. He works with sales organizations to help them forge what he calls “Level 4 Value Creation.” I’m not smart enough to explain that…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Hipster’s Dilemma

    Rainmaker.FM
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Join host Robert Bruce for the second episode of Allegorical … A simple story about one of the greatest hipsters who ever lived … and the reality behind the facade of his particular brand of cool. Listen to Allegorical No. 2 … Click Here to Listen to Allegorical on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and sales podcast network. Get on-demand business advice from experts, whenever and wherever you want it. The post The Hipster’s Dilemma appeared first on Copyblogger.
  • How to Escape the Social Media Swindle

    Rainmaker.FM
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One day we’ll look back at this period in history as the big swindle known as social media marketing. But on the upside, we’ll also view these times as the point when companies big and small realized the importance of owning their own home base and enticing prospects not only to visit, but to experience. Beyond being forced to pay to interact with the very social audiences we built, brands of all sizes now know that social is not for selling. Seemed obvious to some, but apparently not to many. When it comes to audience, social media is the coldest relationship you can have with a…
  • How to Find a Multiplier Effect for Your Income

    Rainmaker.FM
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur and an inventor who consistently earns millions of dollars licensing his ideas to companies like Disney, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola. He is not high-tech, but he knows how to take an idea and make it a global sensation very quickly. Before becoming a savvy inventor, he spent part of the 1980s as the head of design at Worlds of Wonder. They had two number-one hit toys that you may remember: Teddy Ruxpin and Lazer Tag. Since that time, he has started his own businesses, InventRight and Spinformation, and has sold hundreds of millions of…
  • A ‘Media, Not Marketing’ Case Study: The Rise of Chef Tim Anderson

    Rainmaker.FM
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    How does a reality television competition help launch your career if the winner doesn’t receive a monetary prize? Today’s guest on Editor-in-Chief is an American who won the British television program MasterChef in 2011. Tim Anderson is now an entrepreneur and author whose first book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food, is available from SquarePeg in the UK. Let’s find out about the role media has played in Tim’s career and how producing media continues to enable Tim to do what he loves to do … In this 60-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman and Tim…
  • 4 Safe Ways to Find Your Writing Voice (and One Dangerous One)

    Rainmaker.FM
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair. Writers start to peel away from the crowd when they find their voice. That strong, distinctive voice that people easily recognize. But finding your writing voice is no easy task. Your voice is something that emerges over time … through trial and error. It takes deliberate focus to develop. Unfortunately, too many writers get stuck in the stage before their voice becomes strong (which Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth will explain in today’s show) … and remain mediocre writers —…
 
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    Macworld

  • The EPUB Proof is in the iBooks pudding (hint: it's in the Advanced Menu)

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    The EPUB standard for ebooks is ridiculously popular. While Amazon’s Kindle spread the notion of having a dedicated e-reader and an attached, constantly updated bookstore, the EPUB format allowed publishers to tailor their output to a single specification. EPUB is supported in both digital-rights managed (DRM) methods for proprietary bookstores, like Apple’s iBookstore, as well as an unencrypted format that can be read on almost every device and in every bit of software (including iBooks)—except Kindle. Because of that broad support, it’s a reasonable format to distribute anything in,…
  • Photos app floods broadband while seeding the cloud

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    iCloud Photo Library is an excellent idea. So is Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, online hosted backups from Backblaze, Crashplan, and many others, and the like. You get an extra backup of all your data—you do have local backups, too, right?—and access from everywhere. With some services, there’s the added benefit of synchronization, creating local copies of some or all material on every connected computer. But seeding the cloud is just as important as floating on top of its layer of data. How do you get the first giant blob of data loaded over broadband? It’s an oddly…
  • Apple Studio Display was easy on the eyes, hard on the back

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    It’s a testament to how adaptable we are that I’d forgotten exactly, specifically what the experience of using a big, old-fashioned CRT was; like you, in all likelihood, I’ve been using flat, slim LCD panels for a decade or so, and though I’d been using CRTs for just as long before that, I only remembered the experience in the abstract.I picked up a 21-inch Apple Studio Display from eBay over the weekend, and when I say I picked it up, the actual picking wasn’t accomplished without much effort and colorful language on my part. I strained to lift the thing from the seller’s van to…
  • Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Live video is messy. It’s raw, unedited, and with new mobile apps, it’s now capable of capturing many more people who aren’t aware they’re being recorded. And in some cases, that can add up to legal problems. Meerkat and Periscope aren’t the first tools to offer live-streaming capabilties, but they have captured attention due in large part to the ease with which they allow video to be recorded on the fly, from a smartphone, and shared publicly on Twitter. Twitter owns Periscope, while Meerkat is the indie player, a breakout hit at this year’s South by Southwest technology festival…
  • The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    There’s nothing more satisfying than tracking down an item online that you’ve been lusting after for weeks—and bonus points if it’s on sale. That’s the appeal of The Hunt, a crowdsourcing platform that unleashes the power of the Internet to help you find clothes, housewares, and other lifestyle items. If it can be seen and purchased, The Hunt’s community of seekers will find it for you. How it works: When you see a photo online of a must-have outfit, piece of furniture, etc., you can start a hunt by posting it to the platform. The community’s experts will scour the Internet to…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • The Current State Of E-Commerce Filtering

    Christian Holst
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    When done right, filters enable users to narrow down a website’s selection of thousands of products to only those few items that match their particular needs and interests. Yet, despite it being a central aspect of the user’s e-commerce product browsing, most websites offer a lacklustre filtering experience. In fact, our 2015 benchmark reveals that only 16% of major e-commerce websites offer a reasonably good filtering experience. Given the importance of filtering, we — the entire team at the Baymard Institute — spent the last nine months researching how users browse, filter…
  • Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study)

    Ashley Bennett
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    If you’re a member of the web or UI design community, it’s been hard to avoid talking about Sketch1 over the last year. The launch of this design app shook up an industry dominated by Adobe for more than two decades, and it has caused an ongoing debate about whether Sketch is better than Photoshop and Illustrator (and Fireworks2). A longtime Photoshop user myself, I made the switch to Sketch in early 2014 and haven’t looked back. I love certain features of the program, such as the simple interface, file autosave and infinite canvas. However, plenty of other programs out there have…
  • Building A Custom Archive Page For WordPress

    Karol K
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    If I were to ask you what the least used default page type in WordPress is, chances are you’d say the archive template. Or, more likely, you’d probably not even think of the archive template at all — that’s how unpopular it is. The reason is simple. As great as WordPress is, the standard way in which it approaches the archive is far from user-friendly. Let’s fix that today! Let’s build an archive page for WordPress that’s actually useful. The best part is that you will be able to use it with any modern WordPress theme installed on your website at the moment. But first,…
  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 2)

    David Tucker
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. In the first part1 of this series, I walked through a messaging application demo powered by the Kinvey application. We explored how to leverage user management, file storage and the data store. To complete the demo, we need to leverage two key pieces of Kinvey functionality: the permissions provided by the data store, and push notifications, which are enabled through the business logic functionality. 2WaterCooler messaging app…
  • An In-Depth Overview Of Living Style Guide Tools

    Robert Haritonov
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Following the market’s demand for minimalistic and consistent UIs, and the growth in modular web development, we tend to pay more and more attention to documentation and the efficiency of designer–engineer workflow with each project we undertake. Also, since the documentation process is often the weakest spot for modern web teams, we’re constantly looking for the right tools to help us. Living style guides help front-end developers transform front-end code bases into well-described pattern libraries with the minimum of effort. But to make them really efficient, we need to choose…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Today is “New Big Secret Thing” Reveal Day (and 4 free webinars all about it)

    Scott Kelby
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Mornin’ everybody —  Well, today’s the day (but it’s not “the time” quite yet) that the big news gets revealed, and we’ll be all over it. Make sure you keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest. We have FOUR free LIVE webcast’s today regarding the big news (including live Q&A) and you’re invited. We did have to change our broadcast schedule a bit – here’s the updated schedule: >  1:00 pm (six hours from now, which is 7am EDT) >  3:00 pm >  5:00 pm >  7:00 pm All of them at EDT (New…
  • Three Important Things for Photographers From Us

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Morning, all. Lots to go over really quickly: (1) The Times Have Changed For Tomorrow’s Free “HUGE Secret Thing For Photographers” Webcasts Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the broadcast times for our FOUR free super-secret topic Webinars tomorrow to: 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM EDT (New York Time).  BTW: if you’re going all, “Huh? A big secret? What??!!!” here’s the link to Friday’s post that explains it. Sorry about that — it was out of our control (like pretty much everything. LOL!!). These webinars are hosted by RC &…
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 PM…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring SharkPixel.com’s Kristina Sherk!

    Brad Moore
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Alright folks, let’s get girlie! Every so often I have people come up to me and ask me about the featured image on my website’s home screen. They say “I love the rainbow lips image! How in the world did you create the rainbow effect from scratch?” My response: I’d shrug, and say “Honestly? I just played around with blend modes.” But to level with you, I honestly created the piece so long ago, that I don’t quite remember the actual steps I took to produce it. So I thought it might be time to do some detective work and dive back into my past to see if…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How Your Camera Gets in the Way of Creating Great Photos

    Anthony Epes
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I am the kind of person who loves nothing more than to read a new camera manual back to front. When the Canon 5d MK3 came out the manual was over 200 pages, YUM! It was the thickest Canon manual yet, heaven! I love my kit and I love finding out how it works, what cool tricks I can do with it and what every single button does plus custom settings, autofocus modes, etc. I still use film (and digital of course), print my own work (which I keep detailed records of) so you can see that I am a solid tech nerd. Yet, I see all the time how distracting the camera can be when we are taking photos. This…
  • How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

    Gavin Hardcastle
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian Rockies was one of those times. I’d planned to shoot star trails over Mount Rundle and the town of Banff, Alberta while hopefully capturing reflections in Vermillion Lake, surrounded by melting ice. My initial vision was for a completely cloudless sky, but the small yet persistent low clouds ended up adding an ethereal quality to the shot I hadn’t expected. When I looked back at my first 30 second exposure, I knew right away that this…
  • 4 Things Commercial Photographers Need to Discuss with Their Small Business Clients

    Natalia Robert
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Lead architects of a high-end design firm. Providing successful images for a business can be very rewarding, especially when it’s for a budding business that you get to witness growing. While all businesses, big and small, essentially have the same demands, a small business is most likely still learning how to work with various professionals and creating their processes as they go. Diving into a project with a small business can lead to lots of time and money being wasted if terms and project details are not discussed openly, early on. The following are some key factors to discuss with…
  • 3 Reasons to Disable Your Camera’s Auto-Review Function

    Simon Ringsmuth
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you have an iPhone, a pocket camera, or a DSLR it’s likely that the first thing you do after taking a picture is peek at the back LCD screen to see how it turned out. Did you capture that flawless sunset glow? Is that flower petal perfectly in focus? Was everyone in the group photo smiling? The simple act of looking at the LCD screen (sometimes referred to as ‘chimping’) seems so natural that we often don’t give it a second thought, and nearly every camera has this auto-review function turned on by default. Ironically, turning this off can have a can have a…
  • Chromatic Aberration – What is it and How to Avoid it

    Joshua Burke
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the photo above, you may notice that the colors on the left-hand side appear to be showing fringes of green and red along the sharp edges of the subject; this is what is called chromatic aberration. What is chromatic aberration? Chromatic aberration (also known as color fringing or dispersion) is a common problem in lenses which occurs when colors are incorrectly refracted (bent) by the lens, resulting in a mismatch at the focal point where the colors do not combine as they should. To help understand this a bit better, remember that the focal plane is your sensor’s point of focus;…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Google's letting armchair monster hunters explore Loch Ness

    Nick Summers
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    For decades, people have searched for signs of "Nessie" in the murky depths of Loch Ness. Photos and videos have emerged over the years alongside supposed sightings, but they've ultimately failed to prove the mythical beast's existence. Is Nessie fac...
  • BBC Sport widget delivers the news without annoying you

    Nick Summers
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:35 am
    If you're a serious ports fan, keeping up with the latest results, injuries and transfers can feel like a full-time job. Plenty of apps offer all of this information in one place, but then you're often left with two options: continuously open the app...
  • This box transmits emotions to your hand

    Mat Smith
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    This slightly unwieldy looking machine can apparently deliver emotions to your hand through "mid-air haptics", pinpointing areas on your palm that are attuned to certain emotions, and stimulating them. A study from the University Of Sussex used an Ul...
  • 'Full House' revival is official, will arrive on Netflix in 2016

    Nicole Lee
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:28 am
    Whatever happened to predictability? Well, if you had paid attention to the rumors surrounding Netflix's upcoming roster of shows, you'd have seen this recent news coming from everywhere you look. Yep, that Full House sequel we heard about earlier th...
  • YouTube app will soon stop working on older smart TVs and iOS devices

    Mariella Moon
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    If you own a smart TV or an iOS device that's getting a bit long in the tooth, you may need to do some upgrading this week if you want to continue using the YouTube app. Due to certain changes in the app's API, it'll no longer work on a number of mod...
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    Strobist

  • 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.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff and Daniel Berehulak nab 2015 photography Pulitzers

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Photographers capturing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri. took home this year's Pulitzer prizes for Feature and Breaking News Photography. Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer shooting for the New York Times, was honored for his images from West Africa where he spent four months in the Ebola zone. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests that began there last August following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more
  • Epson launches A2 SureColor SC-P800 printer with UltraChrome HD inks

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Printer manufacturer Epson has announced it will introduce an A2 printer that uses its new extended-life UltraChrome ink-set and will accept roll-fed paper via an optional roll holder. The professional photo printer will be able to produce prints of up to 17in high in panoramic formats as long as 1.1m/43.3in, as well as printing on thick art paper via a front media loader. Read more
  • Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review
  • Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Renowned nature and landscape photographer Art Wolfe has been all over the world during his 40+ year career. In this article he describes his first visit to Antarctica in late 1992, where he went in search of emperor penguins. Braving freezing conditions and dangerous under-maintained airplanes, Art spent $25,000 to take the trip - as it turned out, the first of many. Click through for the full story
  • Scientifantastic - The Time-lapse and Landscape Work of Joe Capra

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photographer Joe Capra got started shooting landscapes but in recent years he's been making a name for himself with high-resolution timelapse videos, shot on dedicated stills cameras and painstakingly put together using specialist software. Click through to view some of his stunning imagery and to learn more about his process in our detailed Q&A
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Today is “New Big Secret Thing” Reveal Day

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    Mornin’ everbody! Well, today’s the day (but it’s not “the time” quite yet) that the big news gets revealed, and we’ll be all over it. We have FOUR free LIVE webcast’s today regarding the big news (including live Q&A) and you’re invited. We did have to change our broadcast schedule a bit – here’s the updated schedule: >  1:00 pm (six hours from now, which is 7am EDT) >  3:00 pm >  5:00 pm >  7:00 pm All of them at EDT (New York Time). Here’s a world clock time zone helper.  Sign up for the free Webinars…
  • Lightroom’s Hidden “Reset” Buttons (there’s more than one)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for not posting last Monday and Tuesday. I was in the midst of launching and then tweaking my new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” tour, and I was totally 100% heads-down on that until the wee hours of the morning from Sunday until Wednesday, so I had to bail on those two posts. Thanks for your patience with that — now I’m back in the saddle (and back home), and here’s my Monday post. Besides the obvious “Reset” button at the bottom of the Right Side panels in Lightroom, there are a number of ways to reset…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a short tip about the Pop­up Menu Advantage. Scott also talks about using LR Mobile to import and edit the images you took with your cell phone camera or your tablet camera. RC shares a keyboard shortcut on using the period key to toggle through basic panel adjustments, then use + and – to adjust. The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and…
  • What the crop? Part 2: Gesture

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs and faces that tend to go in certain directions ie… they have gesture and they need to be taken into consideration. When cropping think about the gesture of…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Brings Flight and Airline Apps to Your Wrist

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple Watch will make the flying experience more convenient for both casual and frequent flyers, with a number of airlines updating their apps for the Apple Watch in recent weeks, or announcing support coming soon, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, WestJet, Emirates and Japan Airlines. Notable airlines that have not announced or planned Apple Watch support include Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines in the United States, and Cologne-based Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe. As more airlines…
  • Review: Belkin's Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case Offers Versatility and a Full Set of Keys

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    In our ongoing iPad Air 2 keyboard review series, we've looked at the ClamCase Pro and the BrydgeAir. Today we've got a look at another popular iPad keyboard that MacRumors readers suggested we review, the Qode Ultimate Pro from Belkin. The Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is one of the more versatile keyboard cases we've looked at, because it's able to detach from the keyboard to serve as a standalone iPad case and it's usable in both portrait and landscape modes. Other standout features include backlit keys, a full keyboard layout, and auto on/off functionality. What's in the Box and Setup…
  • DODOCase and Pad & Quill Introduce New Apple Watch Stands

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    With Apple Watch's April 24 delivery date getting closer and closer, a few accessory manufactures have been revealing new stands for the wrist worn device. First is "The Timber Catchall for Apple Watch", a more comprehensive version of Pad & Quill's "Luxury Pocket Stand", which the company announced closely following Apple's "Spring Forward" event. The Timber Catchall aims to provide grooves for keys and loose change with a larger area on its base built for charging a resting iPhone, along with an elevated specified area designed for the Apple Watch. Pad & Quill's Timber Catchall can be…
  • Demo Apple Watch Shows 70-Second Startup Time in New Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    A new video posted to YouTube over the weekend takes a look at the startup time for a demo Apple Watch, with the device taking exactly 1 minute and 10 seconds to go from a black screen to showcasing the clock face of the Watch. Although that startup time seems lengthy in comparison to those of other Apple products, multiple factors could be affecting the device's boot process. The Apple Watch in the video is a demo unit, with internals reportedly very close to retail units, but heavy software customization and other factors particular to the demo setup could be impeding this particular…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    As we head further into April, deals have begun to dry up a bit. There are still discounts on a few select iPad models, and low prices on the iMac, older MacBook Air, and older MacBook Pro models. Deals on current products like the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 are unavailable this week, so if you're looking to buy a tablet, you might want to hold off for a bit. We have several exclusive offers just for MacRumors readers this week, on games from GameAgent and products from Casetify, a site that offers custom iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch accessories. We've also rounded up some great…
 
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