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  • You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist

    Brianna Snyder
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Googling and Facebooking allows us to expedite intimacy when we need it most. We should embrace it. The post You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist appeared first on WIRED.
  • Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video]

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    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Give this cyclist a medal. In the middle of a long endurance ride, he trades out a bottle of water for a can of beer. Bummer for the spectator who had his beer taken, though. The post Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 12 gorgeous salt caves good for the mind and body

    Kathleen Wong
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Salt is no longer reserved for seasoning your bland meals. Now it's a treat for your eyes, nose and well-being, too. People around the world use salt caves and mines for their health benefits. Some believe the salt filters out pollution in the air by being anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, according to The New York Times. There are also claims that the salt's negative ions balance out the body. The alternative therapy is thought to help asthma, allergies, and other sinus or breathing issues See also: 13 Ridiculous Travel Accessories No One Will Ever Need As a result of these therapeutic…
  • Hunks Need Not Apply: Abercrombie Loosens Its Hotties-Only Hiring Practices

    Fast Company
    John Paul Titlow
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You no longer have to show your abs to work at Abercrombie or Hollister.For years, working at Abercrombie & Fitch had one particularly stringent requirement: You had to be totally hot. Today, the youth-obsessed apparel retailer announced that this policy is changing.Read Full Story
  • Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head

    Jon Russell
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:43 am
     Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata. Read More
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  • Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Give this cyclist a medal. In the middle of a long endurance ride, he trades out a bottle of water for a can of beer. Bummer for the spectator who had his beer taken, though. The post Cyclist trades water bottle for beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Julius Caesar is among the most lauded generals in world history. If you're not a huge history buff, though, you have no idea why. This video explains his genius by delving into his greatest military victory: The Battle of Alesia. The post Caesar’s greatest military victory explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The funniest moments on the Australian today show [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Let's face it, the funniest moments on the U.S. Today Show just aren't that funny. The Australian Today Show, however, has got to have the funniest bloopers, mistakes, and gags on the planet. The post The funniest moments on the Australian today show [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • These kids made the best cover of “Crazy Train” ever…using xylophones [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Who knew a bunch of kids and some xylophones could produce such an epic version of "Crazy Train?" These kids are spot on. You'll probably want to listen to the song a few times––and also donate money to your local after school music program. The post These kids made the best cover of “Crazy Train” ever…using xylophones [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Massive magma pockets discovered under Yellowstone [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Imagine so much magma, one could fill the Grand Canyon an unthinkable fourteen times? The post Massive magma pockets discovered under Yellowstone [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • 12 gorgeous salt caves good for the mind and body

    Kathleen Wong
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Salt is no longer reserved for seasoning your bland meals. Now it's a treat for your eyes, nose and well-being, too. People around the world use salt caves and mines for their health benefits. Some believe the salt filters out pollution in the air by being anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, according to The New York Times. There are also claims that the salt's negative ions balance out the body. The alternative therapy is thought to help asthma, allergies, and other sinus or breathing issues See also: 13 Ridiculous Travel Accessories No One Will Ever Need As a result of these therapeutic…
  • ISS crew watched 'Gravity' on fancy new projector

    Stan Schroeder
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    How do you pass the time when you're in space? By watching a movie about a catastrophe in space, of course! According to Scott Kelly, a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the crew is watching "Gravity" — a movie about a group of astronauts struggling to survive aboard the ISS after their space shuttle is destroyed — on their new HD projector See also: NASA's Real 'Gravity' Photos Will Blow You Away In the photo he posted on Twitter late Saturday, a scene in the movie with Sandra Bullock exiting an ISS door is seen right above the actual ISS door #Movie…
  • 5 extremely easy photo edits to use before you post

    Amy-Mae Elliott
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    Photo editing is easier than it's ever been before, which means there's no longer any excuses for posting substandard pics on your social sites To help you maximize the potential of your images, we've rounded up five simple fixes for common photo problems that you can fix in a matter of seconds See also: 5 IFTTT recipes to share Instagram pics like a boss Most smartphones boast decent built-in editing options, but we've used Adobe Photoshop Express, an app that's free for both iOS and Android devices, for our walkthrough. 1. Crop Image: Flickr, Tadie88Consider if your image would benefit from…
  • Powerful 6.7 aftershock hits Kathmandu, Mount Everest

    Blathnaid Healy
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, a day after a massive earthquake devastated the region with more than 1,900 deaths and destroyed homes and infrastructure. See also: Nearly 1,800 dead after Nepal rocked by massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock registered at a very shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) and that damage was very likely within a radius of 50 kilometers (31 miles). The ground rumbled as the tremor sent people yelling and running for open ground. In Kathmandu, people gathered outside in…
  • Male clones stole the spotlight in episode 2 of 'Orphan Black'

    Sandra Gonzalez
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    After the insanity and body-swapping that was last week's Orphan Black Season 3 premiere, this week seems a little dull in comparison. But on the other hand, it's entirely clear that yet another storm is brewing This week’s episode featured Sarah playing house with Cal and showed Helena’s shocking whereabouts, but the biggest moments were actually with the Project Castor clones See also: 'Orphan Black' Season 3 premiere featured a crazy good clone impersonation Just as we started to learn more about the mysterious guys, one of them met a tragic end, one swore off his allegiance to…
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  • Hunks Need Not Apply: Abercrombie Loosens Its Hotties-Only Hiring Practices

    John Paul Titlow
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You no longer have to show your abs to work at Abercrombie or Hollister.For years, working at Abercrombie & Fitch had one particularly stringent requirement: You had to be totally hot. Today, the youth-obsessed apparel retailer announced that this policy is changing.Read Full Story
  • Google Didn't Kill Glass, It's Just Making It Sexier

    John Paul Titlow
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Google is partnering with the eyewear giant behind Ray-Ban to build its next face computer.For all the Jetsonian innovation packed into Google Glass, the product just couldn't live down its most glaring flaw: the dork factor. For regular people, the mere idea of a face computer is a creepy nonstarter. To Google, it's concluded Glass's stigma is just a fashion problem.Read Full Story
  • Kleiner Perkins Wants Ellen Pao To Pay $1 Million For Losing Her Gender Discrimination Case

    Lydia Dishman
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    The VC firm suffered a major PR blow from the high-profile case, but making Pao pay them back for legal costs isn't likely to help their image.It's been nearly a month since a jury decided that Silicon Valley's prominent VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers didn't discriminate against its former employee Ellen Pao based on her gender. Now that they've won, the firm is asking for more.Read Full Story
  • Scheduling App Doodle Tries To Redesign Itself For An American Audience

    David Lumb
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    A popular Swiss app is ditching its utilitarian design for a sleeker look.Nobody has truly made a huge business out of online scheduling—yet. But Swiss scheduling app Doodle, which launched in 2007, currently has 18 million users in Europe, and 7 million in America. The app was acquired in 2013 by Swedish media giant Tamedia, and Doodle's new CEO Michael Brecht has been charged with expanding into brand-new markets. He especially wants to grab the 312 million Americans who aren't using Doodle yet, and convince them to give it a whirl.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for April 24, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
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  • Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head

    Jon Russell
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:43 am
     Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India. Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata. Read More
  • A Journey To Intelligent Design

    Stephen Marshall
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
     If you’re looking for zeitgeist Biblical metaphors for the tech sector, you can’t do much better than the Tower of Babel. Human civilization a hundred years after the Flood; monolingual and gathered in a city called Babel. They become possessed with the mission of building a tower to the heavens. Which they begin… Read More
  • Slightly Slighted, Apple’s Diehards Still Do The Launch Day Lineup

    Fitz Tepper
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
     While the atmosphere outside the store was generally similar to previous launches, a glaring difference was the fact that I wasn’t waiting outside of an Apple Store. I was sitting on the sidewalk outside of the upscale fashion boutique Maxfield, on trendy Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Read More
  • What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe’s Growing Commercial Drone Industry

    Michael Dahmen
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
     Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference in the economic growth of the drone industry in Europe compared to the rest of the world. For example, in Europe, the number of companies deploying drones for… Read More
  • Tesla’s Site And Twitter Account Hacked

    Greg Kumparak
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
     Looks like it’s going to be a rough Saturday for Tesla’s IT department: they’ve just had both their website and Twitter account hijacked. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • To overcome an irrational fear...

    Seth Godin
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    replace it with a habit. If you're afraid to write, write a little, every day. Start with an anonymous blog, start with a sentence. Every day, drip, drip, drip, a habit. If you're afraid to speak up, speak up a little, every day. Not to the board of directors, but to someone. A little bit, every day. Habits are more powerful than fears.         
  • Terroir

    Seth Godin
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    You can taste it. Heinz ketchup has no terroir. It always tastes like everywhere and nowhere and the same. A Dijon mustard from a small producer in France, though, you can taste where it came from. Foodies seek out this distinction in handcrafted chocolate or wine or just about anything where the land and environment are thought to matter. But we can extend the idea to you, to your work, to the thing you're building. Visit the City Bakery in New York. Every square inch contains the DNA of the whole place. The planking of the floor. The sound as you sit on the balcony. The parade of…
  • Reckless abandon (is neither)

    Seth Godin
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    It's not reckless, because when we leap, when we dive in, when we begin, only begin, we bring our true nature to the project, we make it personal and urgent. And it's not abandon, not in the sense that we've abandoned our senses or our responsibility. In fact, abandoning the fear of fear that is holding us back is the single best way not to abandon the work, the pure execution of the work. Later, there's time to backpedal and water down. But right now, reckless please.        
  • Thanks

    Seth Godin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    In just two days, my new course for freelancers is the fastest-growing one of its kind in Udemy's history. I'm thrilled to see that so many of my readers are eager to dig in and make a difference. The course has already transformed the work of thousands of people. The half-price discount expires soon, and this will be my last post about it. I hope it resonates with you, and thanks again for leaping.        
  • People are real, but the crowd disappoints

    Seth Godin
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Every crowd, sooner or later, will let you down. The crowd contains a shoplifter, or a heckler, or an anonymous boor who leaves a snarky comment. The crowd loses interest, the crowd denigrates the work, the crowd isn't serious. Worst of all, sometimes the crowd turns into a mob, out of control and bloodthirsty. But people, people are real. People will look you in the eye. People will keep their promises. People can grow, can change, can be generous. When in doubt, ignore the crowd (and forgive them). When possible, look for people instead. Scale is overrated, again and again.
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  • The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River

    Hilary Rosner
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Los Angeles' river, a long-neglected wasteland, is about to become an urban oasis: a linear, riparian Central Park. The post The Plan to Bring Nature Back to the Los Angeles River appeared first on WIRED.
  • Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders

    Jake Spurlock
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    WIRED announces the rebirth of Webmonkey, with a new podcast on what happens behind the scenes at WIRED, and what's happening in the greater web community. The post Webmonkey Podcast: Go Behind the Scenes With WIRED’s Coders appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell

    Graeme McMillan
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    If there's a running theme to this week's online stories, it's the idea that being a celebrity is fairly weird. The post While You Were Offline: The Avengers Disassemble in Press Junket Hell appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this Geek's Guide to the Galaxy author and Ex Machina director Alex Garland discusses why sci-fi films need more big ideas. The post Sci-Fi Films Need More Big Ideas Like Ex Machina’s appeared first on WIRED.
  • You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist

    Brianna Snyder
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Googling and Facebooking allows us to expedite intimacy when we need it most. We should embrace it. The post You Should Google Everyone, Even Your Therapist appeared first on WIRED.
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  • The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    This is a guest contribution from Paul Back. You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Yet, with monetization, things can get a little confusing. There are just so many different options. Making money from your blog is not something that happens by accident. It takes forethought, planning, and a winning strategy. Once you understand all of the possible ways to monetize your blog, it’s much easier to devise the right plan. Succeeding at Monetizing Your Blog The First Step is Understanding Your Options There are almost limitless possibilities…
  • 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…
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  • This Week's Top Downloads

    Whitson Gordon
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
  • The Best Way to Shuffle and Randomize a Deck of Playing Cards

    Patrick Allan
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The whole point of shuffling a deck of cards is to randomize the order of them as best you can. For the best results, you need to give the deck at least seven basic rifle shuffles.Read more...
  • Add a Power Charging Sound to Your MacBook with a Terminal Command

    Thorin Klosowski
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When you plug in your iPhone, you get a very satisfying little chime letting you know that alls well. If you’d like to have that same sound effect on your MacBook, OS X Daily shows you how.Read more...
  • Type "Note to Self" Into Google to Send Notes to Your Phone

    Eric Ravenscraft
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yesterday, Google announced a feature that allows you to send directions to your Android phone directly from a search box. What they didn’t announce is that you can also use “note to self” to send a reminder directly to your notification shade.Read more...
  • This DIY Monitor Stand and Built-In USB Hub Is Cheap and Easy to Build

    Alan Henry
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    One trip to IKEA (and maybe an Amazon order for the USB hub) and this monitor stand can live on your desk, charging your devices, offering easy to reach USB ports, and making your display just a little more ergonomic all at the same time. Here’s what you’ll need to build it. Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Pictures from my trip to Berlin

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    After my visit to Stuttgart, I went to Berlin to speak for Russell Reynolds. Berlin is a very interesting city with many places to visit. The post Pictures from my trip to Berlin appeared first on 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.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

    Arnold Kim
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse. Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests. The video shows the Apple Watch Sport holds up remarkably well in various scenarios. The watch is washed, submerged in water for 10 minutes, boiled, grated, spilled on, dropped and finally smashed with cast iron skillet. The Apple Watch Sport screen did shatter with the skillet impact, but seemed to remain perfectly…
  • Videos Showcase Apple Watch Launch Lines, Teardown and More

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Today is Apple Watch launch day in the United States and eight other first wave launch countries, and many customers around the world are busy setting up their new smartwatch or anxiously waiting for their package to be delivered. Meanwhile, the teardown team at repair website iFixit flew to Melbourne, Australia to get their hands on the Apple Watch and take it apart to see what's inside. iFixit started by prying open the display and disconnecting the display and digitizer cables underneath, getting a first look at the Taptic Engine, inside of the Digital Crown and internal 205 mAh battery.
  • Apple Outlines Types of Apple Watch Damage Eligible for Warranty Service

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    MacRumors has obtained official Visual Mechanical Inspection information for the Apple Watch that reveals what type of damage is eligible for warranty service, out-of-warranty service or no service at all. These guidelines are adhered to by Apple authorized service providers and are based upon Apple's standard 1-year limited hardware warranty for the Apple Watch. Apple Watch damage that is eligible for warranty service includes user-claimed debris under the display glass or pixel anomaly, a back cover removed with no damage, and any condensation in the heart rate sensor windows. In…
  • Apple Watch Proves 'More Waterproof Than Anticipated' in New Test

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Thanks to the time difference, a few Australian Apple Watch customers began receiving their orders as early as yesterday afternoon here in the United States. Because of this, smartphone website FoneFox decided to put the Apple Watch through a variety of waterproof tests to measure just how much moisture the Watch could take before failing to function. The first test is a basic splash test followed by a five minute simulated shower complete with shampoo and soap, at the end of which the Apple Watch comes out noticeably unscathed and completely responsive to FoneFox's inputs on both its touch…
  • Apple Introduces New 5W Charger With Folding Pins in United Kingdom

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Apple has introduced a new 5W USB power charger with folding pins for use in a handful of countries in Europe and Asia. The new adapter is available now for £25 on the Apple Online Store in the United Kingdom, and is designed for use in Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia as well. The charger is also included in the box with the Apple Watch in those countries. British former professional rugby player Will Carling shared photos of the new folding charger on Twitter earlier this month after claiming to have received the adapter from Apple design chief Jony Ive, who grew up in England…
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  • My Ideal Buyer Partner

    Chris Brogan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    The people who work best with me are trying to grow their business. They may or may not be employees of some other company, but they want to grow their business, their part of the story. They are looking for next-level advantages. Continue ReadingThe post My Ideal Buyer Partner appeared first on
  • 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
  • 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…
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  • 6 Beautiful Ways Artificial Constraints Can Improve Your Creativity and Life

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Like accumulating capital, hard work has its own momentum. If you want to master digital media, then produce it often. Maria Popova, the woman behind Brain Pickings, publishes three substantial blog posts every weekday, typically about substantial books she reads. Each post is an elegant display of her ornate knowledge and polished creativity. And when I was asked to host a show for our digital marketing podcast network, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. Here was a chance to organize my work, tackle a new challenge, and consistently produce a new type of digital media. Yet — I…
  • 5 Easily Avoidable Mistakes That Cause Most Podcasts to Fail

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Most podcasts fail. It’s unfortunate, but true. That might psyche out some potential showrunners before they even start. But savvy showrunners will recognize an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. Obviously, there are many possible mistakes that can lead to podcasts failing. But there are some common ones that The Showrunner hosts, Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor, have seen over and over. And what’s encouraging is that many of these mistakes are avoidable — simply by knowing what they are and knowing how to turn them into positives instead of negatives. In this…
  • How Our Obsession With Greatness Kills the Ability to Do Good Work

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The pressure to be great — well, so great that it cripples us — injects us with expectations that are typically unrealistic. We spin our wheels trying to write that epic post. But we have a tendency to measure ourselves up so inadequately to those we admire — so much so that, in the end, we don’t write anything. It’s okay to focus on being great, but not at the expense of being good. You can’t reach the summit unless you start at the base of the mountain. In this 27-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Robert Bruce discuss: Audio vérité…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: How a Lack of Goodwill Could Be Hurting Your Authority

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Goodwill can be the difference between a happy, growing community and a declining audience where you get more unsubscribes than opt-ins. Join The Mainframe hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett as they discuss how goodwill works in your digital business, what you can do to generate more goodwill, and how to nurture it with your content. In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: What we can learn about goodwill from Marvel versus DC The secret to strategic generosity Why engagement requires much more than answering comments How authentic nerdiness and engagement…
  • The Anatomy of a Hyperlink That Woos Readers

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Links are hugely important for the web. In a macro, 30,000-foot way, links are the currency that help search engines evaluate the essence and quality of content. They help search engines determine the authority behind a web page. On a micro level, though, from the reader’s perspective, links also serve as one more of these landmarks that stand out for the reader as she surveys her media landscape. And when you have mere minutes to woo a potential reader, you do whatever you can to make your page stand out. In this roughly 10-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth,…
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  • The Week in iPad Cases: Mophie's first iPad case keeps your iPad juiced while adding storage

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Pack it up, pack it inThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a handy backpack for your electronics and their accessories, a useful keyboard/cover from Zagg, a catchy protective solution from Griffin, and much more.Case LogicWhether you’re biking to work or taking the subway, the Berkeley Plus (all iPad models; $60) is a functional backpack with plenty of room for your laptop, iPad, and all your accessories.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Missing the point: Analyzing a thing you haven't used

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Just a thought, but if you're going to write opinion pieces on the Apple Watch when you haven't tried one yet, you might want to familiarize yourself with the writing of people who actually have.Or not, whatever. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and unaccredited lawnmower maintenance academy, Erik Kain wonders "Will The Apple Watch Push The Boundaries Of Good Manners?" (Tip o' the antlers to ghibby!)More than the Forbes contributor network already has? Not sure that's possible. It's an interesting thought experiment in a "Could God make a boulder so big even he couldn't move it?"…
  • FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The first wave of Apple Watches were delivered on April 24, but if you were waiting to order a Sport, steel, or Edition until you could try it on in person or read the early reviews, you’ll have to wait until June to get your hands on a Watch. But that’s OK, because we know so much more about Apple Watch now than we did when it debuted last September. How long does the battery last? How does Apple Pay work? Is it really better than a fitness tracker?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Laughs and inspiration

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Laughs and inspirationThis week’s roundup includes apps to inspire you, help you reach your goals, and even have a chuckle or two along the way.ClearSomewhere in your past is a tweet that will someday come back to haunt you. Clear for iOS connects to your social media accounts, hunts down and flags questionable posts, and lets you immediately delete them. Going for a job interview? Running for president? You might want this app.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple Watch products that will make people hate you even more

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    People hate you. They see that Apple Watch on your wrist and they hate you because they don’t have one. But don’t let the haters stop you from proudly wearing your Apple Watch. In fact, you should go one step further. Pimp that Watch like it’s nobody’s business. All you need are the right accessories, and they’re right here.Brikk Lux Watch Omni Brikk Lux Watch Omni, for the understated gentlemanTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • How To Become A UX Leader

    Robert Hoekman Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Let’s say you run a UX team. Better yet, let’s say you don’t. Let’s say you just want to do great work. You’re a consultant. You’re a newbie. You’re an intern. Your position is irrelevant. So is your title. What’s important here is that you want great UX to happen. You want it consistently. You want it now. You want it all the time. No matter your status or situation, whether director or loner, you are in a position to lead, to raise the bar in a place where it consistently sits lower than you think it should. As an in-house UX professional, I’ve formed and run UX teams for…
  • Extending WordPress With Custom Content Types

    Brian Onorio
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    WordPress does some pretty amazing things out of the box. It handles content management as well as any other open-source solution out there — and better than many commercial solutions. One of the best attributes of WordPress is its ease of use. It’s easy because there’s not a significant amount of bloat with endless bells and whistles that steepen the learning curve. On the flip side, some might find WordPress a little… well, light. It does a lot, but not quite enough. If you find yourself hacking WordPress to do the things you wish it would do, then the chances are high that this…
  • React To The Future With Isomorphic Apps

    Jonathan Creamer
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Things often come full circle in software engineering. The web in particular started with servers delivering content down to the client. Recently, with the creation of modern web frameworks such as AngularJS and Ember, we’ve seen a push to render on the client and only use a server for an API. We’re now seeing a possible return or, rather, more of a combination of both architectures happening. What Is React? React is, according to the official website1: “A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.” It is a way to create reusable front-end components. Plain and simple,…
  • 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…
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  • Devastation, obliteration throughout Nepal

    26 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    LATEST: A major aftershock with an initial reading of magnitude 6.7 hits Nepal; death toll tops 1,900 after 7.8 quake topples homes, historic buildings FULL STORY Official says people will urgently need food, water, medicine and shelter Scientists knew a big one was coming, but not when At least 17 people die at Everest; new avalanches reported | Stunning photos from Everest
  • Those 'Big Bang Theory' moms are back

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
  • Obama breaks promise to acknowledge Armenian genocide

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    This week is the 100th anniversary of what many historians acknowledge as the Armenian genocide -- the Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians
  • Son of Hubble to hunt dawn of time

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    If you're hunting for the earliest galaxies and clues about potential life on other planets you are going to need a very big mirror and a golf ball of gold.
  • Opinion: Google is endangering police officers

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    For the fifth year in a row in 2014, ambush attacks on police officers were the No. 1 cause of felonious deaths of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Nevertheless, Google continues to market a smartphone application that lets lawbreakers pinpoint the location of police officers in the field. Google's executives won't even discuss the subject with organizations representing law enforcement.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Lightroom Magazine Makes The Jump To Print

    Scott Kelby
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    More big news for photographers who are KelbyOne subscribers Lightroom has become such an important part of so many photographer’s daily workflow that we really wanted to expand the ways we deliver our Lightroom training even further. Adobe’s launch of Lightroom CC this week gave us a perfect opportunity to take what we learned from having produced an app-based version of the magazine last year, and make the jump to print by including it in Photoshop User magazine. KelbyOne annual members get the print edition of Photoshop User, and international members receive the digital version…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    KelbyOne Lightroom CC Learning Center It’s finally here! We here at KelbyOne are excited to announce Adobe’s newest release of the pre-eminent photographic organization and editing program – Lightroom CC. Our Lightroom CC Learning Center is designed to get you up to speed on all of the features of Lightroom CC as quickly as possible. There are 21 videos in all from Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, Pete Collins, and Mia McCormick – covering everything from major features that were added to detailed changes that have been made to modules that you need to know. Plus you can…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Robert Cornelius!

    Brad Moore
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    My name is Robert Cornelius (as I’m guessing you’ve already gathered from the title of this blog post…), and I’ve been given the honored opportunity to share some of my thoughts with all of you fine people. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2008, but my passion for digital art has been growing since 2003. That’s the year I was first introduced to the majesty of a little program you might have heard of, called … Photoshop. I’ve always been an individual that thrives in any situation that requires tapping into one’s creativity and imagination, but once I…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom CC

    Scott Kelby
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Ultimate On-Location Storage Solution – ioSafe Rugged Portable SSD Review

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    That’s a big call really, isn’t it? “Ultimate on-location storage” what does that even mean, and do you need it? Well, dear reader, read on and we’ll get to the bottom of this relatively new, bomb proof storage device from The aptly named Rugged Portable is an external solid state drive that connects to your computer via USB 3.0 to store all of your files – in my case, raw images photographed on location. We have the 1TB version on a trial and that’s going to be (much) more than enough for most photography adventures. Transfer speeds via…
  • 5 Photoshop Layer Mask Tricks – Video Tutorial

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photoshop has many features that can make photo editing both non-destructive and creative. Using Layer masks is one such feature. Masks can also be confusing to understand and they have many ways to apply and use them. In this video tutorial Joshua Cripps goes over five layer mask tricks – I even learned a couple things I hadn’t seen before, so thanks for that! See if you can pick up some things you can use for post-processing your images: Menu > Image > Apply image = brilliant! Try and see for yourself. Do you have any other Photoshop layer masking tips or tricks? Please…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Architecture

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Cities are full of great photography subjects, architecture is among the most popular. Doorways, windows, cityscapes, details or full wide sweeping vistas. If you live in an urban area you have lots of built-in subjects just waiting for you to photograph them: By Thomas Hawk By perceptions I sichtweisen Weekly Photography Challenge – Architecture Your job this week is to get out and photograph buildings, man-made structures. Use whichever manner you choose either proper corrected lines, or twisted, curved, tilted and converging lines. Go for wide shots, or put on a long lens and shoot…
  • 24 Architecture Images with Graphic Powerful Lines

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Architecture photographers strive to get the lines all perfectly straight and up and down. But sometimes converging lines, or bending ones can create more powerful images. Note: Check out our Using Lines in Your Photography series for more on this topic. Let’s have a look at some architecture images that have graphic, powerful lines which are not always straight: blackbox by markus studtmann on 500px The Haunting by Michael Woloszynowicz on 500px Manhattan Tower in Paris La Défense by Julien Batard on 500px The Lightscraper by M. Rafiee on 500px Curvation by Aaron Yeoman on 500px…
  • What are the Real Responsibilities of a Professional Photographer?

    James Maher
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The number of different roles that a professional photographer has to lead these days can be pretty intense and intimidating, but it’s just part of the job. From the creative, to the technical, to the business and marketing, here is a list everything that a professional photographer really has to do to make a living. Portrait of a dancer Share this with anyone who thinks you only push a button for a living! 1. A photographer is an artist and storyteller Professional photographers are in the business of telling stories. They create images that are both beautiful on the surface, and…
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  • Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins -- unless you're willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be far more effective in the future, though, as Brit...
  • Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

    Jon Fingas
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also fou...
  • The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years

    Jon Fingas
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Whatever you think about the morality of using mass surveillance to catch evildoers, the technology only works if people can use it -- just ask the CIA. The New York Times has obtained a declassified report revealing that that the agency was largely ...
  • First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

    Jamie Rigg
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering hi-tech heating controls to their customers thr...
  • Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email

    Jon Fingas
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system managed to collect some of President Obama's email....
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  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

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

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Janne Voutilainen is a man of relatively few words. In that context, the minimalism of some of his photos makes perfect sense. He's based in Finland and finds himself drawn to landscape photography, as well as astrophotography, which is how we discovered his work. He offered a few insights into his images in our Q&A. His otherworldly images speak volumes too - take a look. See gallery
  • Sony introduces touchless shutter app and we go hands-on (off?)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sony has released a beta version of its Touchless Shutter app, immediately available for download through the PlayMemories app store. The app makes use of the eyepiece sensor as a shutter release mechanism and brings all the advantages of a traditional cable release without needing any extra camera gear. All that is needed is a hand wave near the eyepiece and the shutter will release. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 real-world sample gallery posted

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has the potential to break new ground in the territory between smartphones and cameras. It offers a 1-inch 20MP sensor, much larger than the typical smartphone camera chip. It also provides an F2.8 Leica-branded lens encircled by a control ring that can be used to adjust various exposure settings. We got out and about with it to see what its images look like. See gallery 
  • Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more
  • Free Download: VSCO Film Pack 00 includes Tri-X and Kodak Gold Film presets

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Who doesn't love free stuff? Visual Supply Co has been churning out Photoshop and Lightroom-compatible film presets for some time now. To date, they've released seven different 'Film Packs' each containing presets that mimic both classic and contemporary film stocks. Now, they're offering one for free. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #11 is Finally (finally!) Here! (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    So sorry for getting this out so late today — we had a technical glitch that kept this awesome, awesome Lightroom CC episode sitting on a server somewhere, but now it’s free to roam out there on the interwebs. It’s our first episode talking about Lightroom CC, so we cover a bit in this episode (which is slightly longer than our regular episodes). Also, if you watched any of our four live Webinars Tuesday, some of this is going to be stuff you’ve already heard, but we have a few new things thrown in just for good measure. I’m covering the new Panos feature,…
  • If You’re Having Lightroom CC Install Issues (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Hi Gang: This is a quick-fix that’s working for many folks who are having install issues with Lightroom CC, and luckily it’s a really easy. Here’s what to do: STEP ONE: Go to the Creative Cloud App – click on the little Gear icon in the top right corner of window and choose Preferences (as shown above).   STEP TWO: Click the Sign Out button (as shown above). STEP THREE: Sign right back in and that should fix the problem. NOTE: Two more things: (1) You need to sign out/in exactly the way I showed here — from the preferences. Don’t sign out any other way.
  • What the crop? Part 3: body parts (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. cropping feet = big no no cropping between feet and knees looks more deliberate and acceptable cropping between knees and hips is usually ok too, but notice in this example that the shorts and the lines on the socks create visual tension with the frame. Not the best crop. cropping the hand is usually another no-no cutting…
  • We Got Cha Covered On The New Lightroom CC Stuff (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography…
  • Adobe Releases New Version of Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    The “Secrets” out — Adobe just announced the new version of Lightroom, it’s called Lightroom CC and our FREE Webinars about Lightroom CC are starting in 45-minutes from now. Sign up now at we’re taking your questions LIVE. We also have live Webinars at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Lots to share! OUR FREE LIGHTROOM LEARNING CENTER We just launched our FREE “Lightroom CC Learning Center” — it’s up LIVE right now with 21-videos on all the new features. Here’s the link to our FREE Lightroom CC Learning Center. Hope to…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • How to Get Your Apple Watch Up and Running

    Lory Gil
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    If you are one of the lucky few to receive your Apple Watch on launch day, you are probably excitedly going through the steps to setting up and customizing your device. With a completely new operating system to get used to, we’ve got a couple of tips for getting your Apple Watch ready for daily use. Apple Watch Overview Apple yesterday released a user guide for its wrist-worn device that provides a detailed overview of the case for those who aren't yet familiar with various features. For starters, you can easily identify the Digital Crown/Home button on the side of the watch case. Press it…
  • SquareTrade Announces 2-Year Apple Watch Protection Plans

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Alternative insurance protection plan service SquareTrade today confirmed support for both the Apple Watch Sport and mid-tier Apple Watch models. The plans sit near the cost of AppleCare+ for the Watch, but cover accidental damage done to the device, unlike the additional charge required in AppleCare+. The SquareTrade Apple Watch plans offer customers options with and without deductibles. So, for example, the Apple Watch Sport plan ranges from $59 to $69 (with deductible) and $129 to $159 (with no deductible). Similarly, the mid-tier Apple Watch models stretch from $79 to…
  • Apple Watch Battery Designed to Last 1000 Complete Charge Cycles

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Apple has outlined that the Apple Watch battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles, which gives the watch's battery a lifespan of about two-and-a-half to three years based on fully charging the wrist-worn device once per day. Comparatively, the MacBook and iPad can also receive up to 1000 complete charge cycles while retaining up to 80% of original battery capacity. iPhones receive up to 500 complete charge cycles, and iPods receive up to 400 complete charge cycles before the battery may deplete further. A teardown of the Apple Watch…
  • Android Mascot Discovered Urinating on Apple Logo in Google Maps [Updated]

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Amid the fanfare of the Apple Watch launch, a few eagle eyed employees at Team Android today discovered an unusual easter egg within Google Maps. Visiting these specific coordinates on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Team Android found an image of the Google Android mascot urinating over the Apple logo to be embedded within the map itself. It's yet to be made clear who exactly created the image and placed it within Google Maps and, as Engadget points out, whether Google is even aware it exists at all at this time. While the two companies have been known to be rivals in the past,…
  • Apple Offers Virtual 'Personal Setup' to Soon-to-Be Apple Watch Owners

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    As many users in the United States slept Thursday night, Apple began slowly emailing Apple Watch pre-order customers with a confirmed April 24 delivery date about a "Personal Setup" program designed around the Watch. Aimed to visually guide new users through the Apple Watch's setup process and beyond, the Personal Setup program is a video session with an Apple employee where the company does its best to answer every question a user has about the wrist-worn device. As with in-store try-on appointments, the Personal Setup video session requires a scheduled appointment, with dates as of writing…
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