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  • 7 deadly social media sins for young professionals

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    3 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Growing up digital can make it tough for some young professionals to draw the line when it comes to what they share on social media networks. When your job or career is on the line, though, it's best to learn exactly where that line is before you learn it the hard way. The post 7 deadly social media sins for young professionals appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 'Mad Men' Episode 12: Where are you driving to, Don Draper?

    AJ Marechal
    3 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    In Sunday's episode of Mad Men, titled “Lost Horizon,” women’s issues — including sexism in the workplace — were front and center as Joan and Peggy made the move from SC&P to McCann. Peggy, one of SC&P’s most prodigious talents, is assumed to be a secretary during the transition — and because of that, McCann doesn’t have an office ready for her, forcing Peggy to conduct whatever business she can from the gutted SC&P offices haunted by ghosts of business past (and Roger playing an organ because, well, why not?). SEE ALSO: 'Mad Men'…
  • Why Superstar Designer John Maeda Is Obsessed With Airbnb

    Fast Company
    Nikita Richardson
    2 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Now living in Silicon Valley and working for Kleiner Perkins, Maeda is a big supporter of the sharing economy. For good reason.When John Maeda landed in Silicon Valley in 2013 to take on a new role as a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he didn't have a car—or even a place to stay.Read Full Story
  • Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

    Jon Russell
    4 May 2015 | 1:15 am
     Facebook is turning, its project to provide a taste of free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program’s ‘walled garden’ approach to providing useful services, and claims that it violates the principles of net neutrality. Read More
  • (re)Radical

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    At the congregation down the street, they're doing things the way they've done them for the last few hundred years. Every week, people come, attracted by familiarity, by the family and friends around them, part of a tribe. And just past that building is another one, a different tribe, where the tradition is more than a thousand years old. This is not so different from that big company that used to be an internet startup, but all the original team members have long left the building. Work tomorrow has a lot in common with work yesterday, and the safety of it all is comforting. Che, Jefferson,…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 7 deadly social media sins for young professionals

    Kate Rinsema
    3 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Growing up digital can make it tough for some young professionals to draw the line when it comes to what they share on social media networks. When your job or career is on the line, though, it's best to learn exactly where that line is before you learn it the hard way. The post 7 deadly social media sins for young professionals appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Organization shmorganization

    Deanne Mayall
    3 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Huff Post has a 25-photo gallery they call “organization porn” and indeed the images are fabulous. I’d never have the patience to attempt to recreate any single one of them. However, I have a friend who would and much as I tease her, it really is soothing to visit her house. Huff Post is also … The post Organization shmorganization appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to survive a free-falling elevator accident [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It's crossed your mind once or twice, admit it: What would happen if you were in a free-falling elevator? How would you survive? This video explains how you can survive. The post How to survive a free-falling elevator accident [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Teacher flips out and smashes student’s violin [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Music teachers are notorious for being emotional. Watch as this teacher has had enough and crosses a big line: he smashes a student's violent. Make sure you watch until the end. The post Teacher flips out and smashes student’s violin [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How fiber optics work [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    With Google Fiber poised to take over the (virtual) world, it's high time we all understand how fiber optic cables work. This video is probably the easiest explanation you'll see of that complex topic. The post How fiber optics work [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • 'Mad Men' Episode 12: Where are you driving to, Don Draper?

    AJ Marechal
    3 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    In Sunday's episode of Mad Men, titled “Lost Horizon,” women’s issues — including sexism in the workplace — were front and center as Joan and Peggy made the move from SC&P to McCann. Peggy, one of SC&P’s most prodigious talents, is assumed to be a secretary during the transition — and because of that, McCann doesn’t have an office ready for her, forcing Peggy to conduct whatever business she can from the gutted SC&P offices haunted by ghosts of business past (and Roger playing an organ because, well, why not?). SEE ALSO: 'Mad Men'…
  • 101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal rubble after one week

    Jenni Ryall
    3 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    An 101-year-old man has been pulled from the rubble of his collapsed home in Kathmandu, one week after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed the capital of Nepal on April 25. In a miracle survival, Funchu Tamang was discovered buried in the debris in Nuwakot's Kimtang village on Saturday with only an injured ankle and hand, according to AFP. See also: Footage shows the moment the devastating quake shatters Nepal Funchu Tamang, 101, sits on a bed in a hospital in Nuwakot district on Sunday, where he was taken after being rescued from his collapsed home a day earlier.Image: Getty…
  • Britney Spears gave Uber riders first listen to 'Pretty Girls' duet with Iggy

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    3 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Before releasing "Pretty Girls" widely on iTunes and YouTube, Britney Spears debuted her Iggy Azalea duet inside custom Uber vehicles for several fans. To help build online buzz for the dance track, Spears told her Facebook and Twitter followers on Sunday afternoon that they can listen to "Pretty Girls" before its midnight release by ordering car service via the Uber app — though only in Los Angeles See also: Couple who met at Britney Spears' Vegas show in 2013 came back to wed So @Uber & I are bringing #PrettyGirls to you! Request a “Bee” ride in LA @ 3pm PT to hear it…
  • The Author went rogue on 'Once Upon a Time'

    Sandra Gonzalez
    3 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    The Author finally set his magical pen to paper on Sunday's Once Upon a Time, but one villain got her happy ending before he started writing: Regina. After some eye-opening flashbacks with her mother, Regina realizes she was the one getting in the way of her own happy ending this whole time. And, she concludes, making the Author write Zelena out of the book completely (aka making her disappear from everyone's memories) wouldn't solve her problems So Regina decides to just live with the whole Zelena and baby problem and be happy with Robin Hood, no matter what. Between that touching moment and…
  • It's 'Star Wars' day in Australia and Asia, and people are going interstellar crazy

    Ariel Bogle
    3 May 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Thanks to the wonders of the International Dateline, Australia and much of Asia get to celebrate Star Wars on "May the 4th Be With You" day for a good few hours before the rest of the world wakes up. And celebrate it they did. With parades, tweets and cosplay, people were nerding out on Monday from Sydney to Seoul. See also: The world's biggest Lego Millennium Falcon built using 250,000 bricks There were Stormtroopers browsing in multiple Australian libraries. Get in touch with your roots in our Family History & Newspapers Reading Room#StarWarsDay @501stlegion…
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  • Why Superstar Designer John Maeda Is Obsessed With Airbnb

    Nikita Richardson
    2 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Now living in Silicon Valley and working for Kleiner Perkins, Maeda is a big supporter of the sharing economy. For good reason.When John Maeda landed in Silicon Valley in 2013 to take on a new role as a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, he didn't have a car—or even a place to stay.Read Full Story
  • Microsoft HoloLens And The Danger Of Mismanaged Expectations

    Harry McCracken
    1 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    The mixed-reality headset is remarkable. But it isn't remarkable in the way that the simulated demos and promotional images suggest it is.Rarely in its 40-year history has Microsoft had anything as fascinating to promote as HoloLens, its upcoming mixed-reality headset that can meld 3D digital imagery with the real world in a way that no shipping product has ever done.Read Full Story
  • Sitting All Day Will Kill You, But A 2-Minute Walk Could Change That

    John Paul Titlow
    1 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    New research: Breaking up your sedentary day with some light activity can prolong your life.Are you sitting down?Read Full Story
  • Read The Fine Print Before You Use Microsoft's Viral Age-Guessing Tool

    David Lumb
    1 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you let Microsoft's viral tool guess your age, you also let Microsoft use your photo for its "Internet businesses."Microsoft's tool, which guesses a person's age and gender based on a photo of their face, became a viral hit despite (or, more likely, because of) its comically spotty accuracy. But before you submit your own photo, check the fine print: Your face could end up in a future Microsoft advertisement, Twitter user @Waldo points out.Read Full Story
  • With Elder-Support Service, Apple Moves Deeper Into The Health Care Space

    Sarah Kessler
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A partnership between Apple, IBM, and Japan Post brings iPads loaded with "quality of life" apps to elderly customers in Japan.In partnership with a company called Japan Post, IBM and Apple plan to bring an iPad-based service to 4 or 5 million elderly people in the Asian nation by 2020.Read Full Story
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  • Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

    Jon Russell
    4 May 2015 | 1:15 am
     Facebook is turning, its project to provide a taste of free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program’s ‘walled garden’ approach to providing useful services, and claims that it violates the principles of net neutrality. Read More
  • How Do You Solve A Problem Like Microsoft?

    Tadhg Kelly
    3 May 2015 | 8:02 pm
     It’s great at business software and technology, but Microsoft still struggles to make coherent consumer products. The problem seems ingrained and cultural, starting with its constant reversion to ecosystem plays and through to its increasingly bizarre user interfaces. Maybe the solution is to stop trying to be so fancy and focus more on its engineering roots instead? Read More
  • The State Of Hardware Crowdfunding In Q1

    Matt Witheiler
    3 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
     If the past few quarters were not proof enough that the hardware community is increasingly using crowdfunding for early validation and consumers are willing to take risks on new products, the first quarter of 2015 should settle the debate. A total of 128 hardware companies pre-sold nearly $70M in products in Q1 – that’s something like 35 percent of the total dollars hardware… Read More
  • CloudSense Wants To Make Every Appliance Smart

    Ron Miller
    3 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
     When Sam Harrell arrived at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon this weekend in New York City, he had an idea for creating something to do with Internet of Things — an ambitious project to complete in fewer than 24 hours. He succeeded in creating CloudSense, an IoT solution that combined hardware, the cloud using a service provided by sponsor, and an iPhone and Apple Watch app. Read More
  • Witness Wins The Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Grand Prize, Picorico And MoolahMe Are Runners Up

    Romain Dillet
    3 May 2015 | 11:37 am
     It’s been a long night at the Manhattan Center. Yesterday, we welcomed hundreds of hackers for my favorite spring tradition — the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regular hackers. Their challenge was to come up with a neat, funny and smart hack in just 24 hours. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • (re)Radical

    Seth Godin
    3 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    At the congregation down the street, they're doing things the way they've done them for the last few hundred years. Every week, people come, attracted by familiarity, by the family and friends around them, part of a tribe. And just past that building is another one, a different tribe, where the tradition is more than a thousand years old. This is not so different from that big company that used to be an internet startup, but all the original team members have long left the building. Work tomorrow has a lot in common with work yesterday, and the safety of it all is comforting. Che, Jefferson,…
  • The angry teenager (your customer?, your boss?)

    Seth Godin
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    You’ve probably met one. You might have a boss who is one, or customers who act that way. Someone doesn’t have to be in high school to act like a teenager. (Teenagers are supposed to act like that, it's their job. When adults act like this, though, it can get really ugly.) The angry teenager believes that rage is always justified. He rejects the rational approach, replacing it with hot flashes of belief instead. Facts matter little when they can so easily be replaced by emotion. The angry teenager doesn’t want to talk through an issue, he just wants to yell about it. He doesn’t care…
  • Discovery fatigue

    Seth Godin
    1 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    When Napster first hit the scene, people listened to as many different songs as they could. It was a feast of music discovery, fueled by access and curiosity. Now, the typical Spotify user listens to music inside a smaller comfort zone. When blogs were fresh and new, we subscribed to them by the hundreds, exploring, learning and seeking more. Over time, many people stopped following the outbound links. When Twitter was new, just about anything seemed worthy of a retweet. Not so much for many people today. And podcasts are already starting to fill people up, making us feel like we don't have…
  • The naked corn paradox

    Seth Godin
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Sometimes, the thing that's done to market something makes it worse. And so, the corn at the local supermarket is already husked, because it looks better, sells better but tastes worse. And stereo speakers are designed with extra bass, so they'll demo better, sell better but sound worse. The market isn't always 'right', if right means that it knows how to get what it wants in the long run. Too often, we are confused, or misled, or part of a herd headed in the wrong direction. It's almost impossible to bring the mass market to its senses, to insist that you know better. What you can do,…
  • I didn't see it because I wasn't looking

    Seth Godin
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    My friend Alan came over to dinner the other night. Unbeknownst to me, he had a few plastic scorpions in his pocket (a reminder of a recent adventure). I saw a plastic scorpion on the bowl of nuts, but I didn't see it, I just moved it aside and went ahead preparing dinner. A few minutes later, I saw a second plastic scorpion on the counter, but again, I didn't actually see it, didn't pause or consider it, I just moved on. It took until the third plastic scorpion before I said, "huh." This is one reason we feel the need to yell 'surprise' at a surprise party. Because we all have blinders on.
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  • It’s Your Right to Film the Police. These Apps Can Help

    Alessandra Ram
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    With smartphones, we the citizens have in our pockets the power to hold our government responsible. The post It’s Your Right to Film the Police. These Apps Can Help appeared first on WIRED.
  • My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary

    Emily Dreyfuss
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Using the hashtag #talkpay, people are tweeting about how much money they make—a radical thing to do in a culture that treats disclosing your salary as the ultimate taboo. The post My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary appeared first on WIRED.
  • Design FX: How ILM Completely Overhauled the Hulk for Age of Ultron

    WIRED Video
    3 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    ILM turned what was already a fan favorite into an even more realistic force. The post Design FX: How ILM Completely Overhauled the Hulk for Age of Ultron appeared first on WIRED.
  • What You Should Pick Up on Free Comic Book Day

    Graeme McMillan
    2 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know what to look out for during today's Free Comic Book Day? We've got you covered. The post What You Should Pick Up on Free Comic Book Day appeared first on WIRED.
  • TV Execs Will Force You to Pay to Watch the Big Fight

    Julia Greenberg
    2 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    After two sites claimed they'd be streaming Mayweather-Pacquiao for free, HBO and Showtime shut them down. And they aren't stopping there. The post TV Execs Will Force You to Pay to Watch the Big Fight appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 3 Places Your Best Ideas Are Hiding In Your First Drafts

    Darren Rowse
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many bloggers write drafts and then ‘edit’ their writing – but ‘revising’ is a little different and is definitely a good exercise. Today I came across a great short video by Beth Dunn from Hubspot that was recorded earlier in the year at the Inbound conference. In the video Beth talks about ‘fixing your writing’ by learning to ‘revise’ your work. There’s lots of take home points in this video but what resonated with me most were the three points Beth makes about the places in your first drafts that your best ideas often hide (at…
  • 3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Do you feel a bit like a slave to your social media? Always thinking about your next blog post, forgetting to respond to that guy on Twitter, and never Pinning at the right time? I know what it’s like to always feel like you’re running to catch up, instead of being in control of how and where you spend your time. There’s nothing wrong with flying by the seat of your pants and only writing or hanging out on social media when inspiration strikes – if it works for you. If you’ve found that’s a little too chaotic to be sustainable long-term, then you’ll…
  • 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

    Guest Blogger
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
      This is a guest contribution from Brian Burt. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That popular bit of wisdom has a timeless ring of truth to it, but we may want to update it for the internet age. “Whatever you are, be a digital marketer” might be more apt in this era, when nearly everything that matters happens online. The new reality is that in order to be marketable in any field, you need to sharpen your digital marketing chops. Whether you’re an administrative assistant or a CEO, you can be a better version if you have a basic foundation in web marketing. 7 Digital…
  • 6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    Guest Blogger
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    This is a guest contribution from Eric Rardin. Managing a nonprofit is already more than a full-time job. Often, when operating on shoestring budgets to make a dent in large-scale, intractable problems like poverty or human rights, writing up a few hundred words for a blog post can seem like the least important of the myriad to-dos. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! For your supporters, your organization’s blog is a window into your world. It showcases what matters to you, how you’re achieving your mission, and provides insight into the type of organization you…
  • 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…
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  • Quickly Test Coin Cell Batteries with DIY Battery-Testing Tweezers

    Patrick Allan
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Some batteries can be tested just by dropping them , but coin cells can be much trickier to test. This DIY pair of battery-testing tweezers can test polarity and charge of coin cell batteries just by picking them up.Read more...
  • Tomorrow Records Inspirational Messages for Your Future Self

    Thorin Klosowski
    3 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    iPhone: Sometimes, you need to give yourself a bit of a pick-me-up. Tomorrow is an app that lets you record a message for yourself that you can play in the future.Read more...
  • When You Should Consider Paying Student Loan Debt with a Credit Card

    Eric Ravenscraft
    3 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Improving your finances means thinking about long-term consequences. For example, credit card debt has much higher interest than student loan debt. However, paying your loans with your credit card can potentially earn you rewards to mitigate your losses.Read more...
  • These Charts Tell You When Your Points Expire On 18 Major Credit Cards

    Dave Greenbaum
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    When you stack up a bunch of miles or points, the last thing you want to do is let them expire. These charts from financial blog NerdWallet lay out the rules for 18 of the most popular cards.Read more...
  • Five Best Small Form Factor PCs

    Alan Henry
    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’re looking for a computer that can fit anywhere and do almost anything, a small form-factor PC is your best bet. The best ones offer power and portability, make the right compromises, and still come in at a good price. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and suggestions.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • How to Pick Advisors

    Guy Kawasaki
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Once upon a time there were two engineering PhDs who were clueless about how to start a company. All they knew how to do was code. They were so desperate for money and adult supervision that when an experienced businessperson showed interest and offered to help raise money, they, in their own words, “followed him like dogs.” However, this adult didn’t know much about tech startups and caused them to make many mistakes in legal and financial matters. They parted ways but only after much aggravation and the significant legal expense of undoing incorrect decisions. This is not an unusual…
  • 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 control what people think of your brand. Under these assumptions, most companies need all the help they can get. 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 destroying your competition. When is the last time you bought a product to hurt a…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Samsung Debuts Apple-Like Design Video for Galaxy S6 Edge

    Husain Sumra
    1 May 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Earlier today Samsung debuted a new video on its YouTube channel called "Designing Possible", detailing the design process of the brand new Galaxy S6 Edge (via iMore). However, the video bears a striking resemblance to Apple's video on how the company designed the gold Apple Watch Edition. Both videos feature men with English accents talking about the design process of the companies' devices while showcasing the manufacturing processes. The two videos also share similar cinematography, with both of them including almost identical images of lined up components in a dark area as a light zooms…
  • iFixit Posts Apple Watch Repair Manuals for Battery, Screen and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 May 2015 | 10:03 am
    iFixit has released Apple Watch repair manuals for various components of the device, including the battery, screen, adhesive, and NFC antenna. The guides provide step-by-step instructions on how to replace the Apple Watch's OLED display and battery, alongside additional steps for repairing the adhesive and NFC antenna that can be damaged as a result of opening the casing. The steps required to replace the OLED display and fused glass digitizer, in simplified terms, include separating the screen from the watch body with a sharp, curved knife and opening pick, prying and removing the internal…
  • Rumored 'iPad Pro' Dimensions and Features Again Seen in Renderings

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Following a lull in rumors and news circulating Apple's so-called "iPad Pro", most likely due to the launch of the Apple Watch and reported delays in Apple's internal production timeline, a newly shared industrial rendering (via [Google Translate] of the device once again provides some claims of dimensions for the large-screened iPad. The industrial rendering, dated December 2014, points to a 12.9-inch screen iPad Pro with dimensions measuring exactly 305.70mm x 222.60mm x 7.20mm, or 12 inches x 8.7 inches x 0.28 inches. These numbers line up closely with those seen in a…
  • MacRumors 2015 Blood Drive

    Doctor Q
    1 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    MacRumors is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2015. Our goal every year is to increase the number of life-saving donations in real-world communities by encouraging everyone in our online community to step forward. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location or collection center, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Our past blood drives have collectively recorded donations of over 250 units of blood and platelets. Apple often supports health, relief, and charity efforts, including facilitating cash donations after…
  • Most 42mm Apple Watches Now Estimated to Ship in July

    Joe Rossignol
    1 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    While many customers have been receiving their Apple Watch pre-orders earlier than expected, all 42mm Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models now have shipping estimates of July on the Apple Online Store in the United States for new orders. Apple Watch Edition shipping times have not changed. Now that the calendar has turned to May, it is likely that Apple has simply bumped forward its original June estimates for 42mm models to July to remain conservative. Many pre-orders with initial shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later have already been shipped or delivered, as Apple…
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  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
  • How Online Courses Changed My Business

    Chris Brogan
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    I’ve been teaching online courses for the last three or four years. When I started out, it was because Julien Smith told me that I ought to teach people how to create their own blog topics. That evolved into Blog Topics: The Master Class, and since then, I’ve launched a dozen or so more. Continue ReadingThe post How Online Courses Changed My Business appeared first on
  • My New Blendtec Designer 725

    Chris Brogan
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The folks at Blendtec sent me a Designer 725 super duper high tech smart blender. As a fitness and health guy, it’s a pretty cool thing to own. My parents own a competing brand of blender, and I’ve owned a much less expensive blender that I used to use to make smoothies until it died after about a year. So it was neat to get the chance to try it out. Blendtec Designer 725 For those of you who ask such things, I was not paid to write a review. They didn’t even ask me to write a review (which was weird, because they sent me a pretty expensive blender to mess around with). Yes,…
  • 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
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  • Why Your Mom Was Right About Blogging

    Pamela Wilson
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a good thing your mom taught you everything you need to know to become a well-respected, successful blogger, isn’t it? What’s that? Your mom never taught you anything about blogs? Because blogs didn’t exist when you were growing up? I beg to differ. I’m going to bet that she really did teach you everything you need to know. She just may have forgotten to say “when blogging.” Let’s take a look. Choose your friends wisely (when blogging) Did your mom ever tell you she didn’t like your friends? Maybe it sounded something like this: Be…
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Showrunner?

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    So … what exactly is a “showrunner” anyway? And what does it take to be a successful one? The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor define the term and explain what separates successful Showrunners from all the rest. In this episode of The Showrunner, hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor discuss: What essential lesson about building an audience can we learn from the very first scene of House of Cards? Why aspiring Showrunners should think of themselves as producers, in the classic media sense of the term How being a Showrunner is essentially ownership of an audience…
  • Passion Projects, Clarity, and the Evolution of No Sidebar

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As an online entrepreneur, No Sidebar host Brian Gardner is learning just how crucial being agile is to running a successful business. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in a personal project — especially when you’re passionate about it — but continually keeping your audience in mind is always a good thing. Over the last couple months of running No Sidebar, Brian has identified three types of people he wants to specifically cater to … In this 24-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Robert Bruce discuss: Who has control over whether…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: Building a Targeted Audience

    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Lots of people talk about “traffic,” but how can you attract more of the right people? How can you grow an audience of people you can help the most — people who will see success from using your products and services, and who will be long-term, loyal customers? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: Why you need to constantly look for ways to attract new people into your community How to clone your best prospects What to do to meet your prospects where they are and bring them home Perfecting your messaging and funnels through testing…
  • 5 Ways to Write a Seductive Sentence

    30 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Here’s the thing: Your sentences don’t have to say much. They just have to say the right things. When you are trying to get people to respond to your articles, subscribe to your email newsletter, buy your products, or donate to your cause … you need to write seductive sentences. And you need to do it naturally. Here’s how to do that. In this episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: The one thing every good sentence needs How to use active verbs and concrete nouns to create tiny worlds inside your sentences A list of questions to help you…
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  • The Week in iPad Cases: Griffin's cute and cuddly cases are more protective than they look

    2 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Bring on the cute!This week’s roundup of new iPad cases features screen covers from Zagg and Spigen, sturdy and functional options that hold up under extreme conditions from Gumdrop and Tech21, and more.BelkinThe Classic Tab (all iPad mini models; $30) sports a slick design with a tab cover that folds into a stand in landscape orientation with support for multiple viewing and typing angles.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Stupid games: Fun with estimates

    2 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Bad news for Apple (a-gain). Some analyst adjusted his own numbers based on, well, let's say voodoo. It's not literally voodoo, but it might as well be. Business Insider reports "There is 'lackluster interest' in the Apple Watch, says UBS." (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.) If you were wondering on what analysts base their far-fetched numbers of how many Watches Apple might sell, it's search activity. That is why so many analysts have said Apple will sell exactly "cute cat pictures" of Apple Watches. Interest in the Apple Watch is "tepid," says UBS analyst Steven Milunovich.To read this…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: A case with a screen… in the back!

    1 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    A case with a screen… in the back!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features accessories from Rockford, Waterfield Designs, and Element Case, designed to make your wallet obsolete. Plus, a cool marble case from Native Union, a gorgeous leather option from CB Innovations, and more.CB InnovationsFashionable and luxurious, the Softcase (iPhone 5/5S, 6, and 6 Plus; $175 to $950) sports a leather exterior with a soft microfiber interior where you can snuggle your iPhone to prevent scratches and smudges.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Offerings for the jet set

    1 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Offerings for the jet setThis week’s roundup includes new and improved apps for travel. Airbnb lets you figure out where to stay; DUFL lets you get dressed once you’re there. Plus, new games inspired by new movies.AirbnbAirbnb is now a universal app, available for iPad as well as iPhone. Hosts can use the app to list a space and manage the listing, and accept or decline reservations from guests. Guests can search for listings and request bookings. The service offers places to stay in more than 34,000 cities.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple admits that tattoos can confuse Apple Watch sensors

    1 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    Apple is officially warning inked Apple Watch users that they might have trouble getting reliable heart rate readings. The company has updated its Apple Watch support documents to note potential problems for some tattooed users, after complaints started popping up around the web. “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance,” the document now reads. “The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, making it difficult to get reliable readings.”To read this article in full or to leave…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for May 2015. Both…
  • Design Principles: Compositional Flow And Rhythm

    Steven Bradley
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    When someone lands on a page of your site what do you want that person to do? Where do you want them to look? What information do you want your visitors to notice and in what order? Ideally, you want people to see your most important information first and your next most important information second. You want potential customers to see the copy that will convince them to buy before they see the “Buy Now” button. You want people to be presented with the right information at the right time, and one way to do that is to control the flow of your composition1. Compositional flow…
  • Creating A Complete Web App In Foundation For Apps

    Stephen Saucier
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Foundation for Apps is a new single-page app1 framework from Zurb that is closely related to Foundation 5 (also known as Foundation for Sites, a widely used front-end framework). It’s built around AngularJS and a flexbox grid framework. It’s intended to make creating a web app very quick and simple, enabling us to quickly start writing the code that’s unique to our application, rather than boilerplate. Because Foundation for Apps was only released at the end of 2014, it hasn’t yet seen widespread usage, so there are few good sources of information on using the framework. This…
  • “It’s Alive!”: Apps That Feed Back Accessibly

    Heydon Pickering
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    It’s one thing to create a web application and quite another to create an accessible web application. That’s why Heydon Pickering1, both author and editor at Smashing Magazine, wrote an eBook Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications2, outlining the roadmap for the accessible applications we should all be making. The following is an extract from the chapter “It’s Alive” from Heydon’s book, which explores how to use ARIA live regions. Javascript applications are driven by events and the user should be informed of what important events are happening in…
  • 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…
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photoshop World Vegas – Stay Where The Instructors Stay! Coming to Photoshop World Vegas in August? You’ll want to stay where the Conference is, where the After Hours Party is, where Midnight Madness is, where the Meetup is, where Birds of a Feather is, and where the Art of Photography is held… Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino! You can find all the reservation info on Mandalay Bay and its all-suite sister property The Delano at And if you haven’t already registered, don’t wait because there’s only 12 DAYS LEFT before ticket prices increase…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Leo Trevino!

    Brad Moore
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, my name is Leo Trevino. My wife Brittany and I run a wedding photo/cinema company in Tampa, FL called Rad Red Creative. Recently, Brad graciously asked if I would be comfortable sharing a burglary/theft experience we went through in early February of this year. Sure, it’s an incredibly-terrible-devastating experience to have, but we both earned an enormous amount of wisdom from it and today I hope to impart some of that wisdom unto you. Alright here we go; it was a dark and stormy Monday morning (no really it was) on Feb. 9th of this year.
  • Some Quick Tuesday Photography Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    7 Beautiful Places to Celebrate Planet Earth I did a post over at CocaCola’s Journey’s website for Earth Day last week on some beautiful places to visit (and shoot, of course), but I didn’t do your average places — I tried to do some places most folks might not consider at first (like Lookout Mountain and Rock City, shown above). If you have a moment, here’s the link.  My Advice for New Photographers I did a short interview over at WPPI’s excellent Rangefinder magazine, and while we talked about a few different topics, one thing we did touch on was some…
  • My First Impressions of The Apple Watch

    Scott Kelby
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so) After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend: 1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious. 2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use. 3. There are more apps than I…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets Going Pro

    Mike Randolph
    3 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave yourself no other choice. You can’t say, for instance, “I’ll try this for a while and see how it goes.” because you’ll always find a reason (often a pretty good one) to give up and do something else. You have to be fully committed. That makes it easier decision-wise, because you literally leave yourself no other choice but to keep going forward. But the process itself is still very hard. So, that’s what I did and now I take pictures for a…
  • Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less money. In this first one he offers eight photography hacks to help you while you’re out on the road: Welding glass as a neutral density filter Macro extension tubes instead of a macro lens 2x teleconverter to extend the range of your lenses Tripod/monopod combination (he mentions he uses one of the 3-Legged Thing models) Trigger Trap remote release Camera cap case WiFi EyeFi memory cards The Crop Sensor advantage Watch the whole video…
  • The Future of Photography Websites – Understanding and Adapting to Trends

    Alex Vita
    2 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Right off the bat, this is not an article about what background colors to use, what plugins to install, or other shallow web design fashion trends. Focusing blindly on bells and whistles (flat design, parallax scrolling, full-width page layouts) won’t actually make your photo website better. Sure, it might make it pretty, but it won’t necessarily be effective. Getting the bigger picture and understanding the WHY behind web design trends will make you better equipped to build a successful photography business. Having worked on over two hundred photography websites in the past few years,…
  • Successfully Copy Photos from Your Memory Card to your Computer

    Helen Bradley
    2 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Before you can begin editing your photos you need to get them safely off your camera and onto your computer. Unfortunately this process is often hijacked by (well-meaning if misguided) software which purports to do the work for you but leaves you wondering just where your photos really are! So, to help you understand your options for getting your photos onto your computer, here’s what I recommend. First of all: Take Charge! The first thing to understand about getting photos from your camera card or camera onto your computer is that you’re in charge. Any application that opens and…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Ocean Waves

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    1 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    There is something about the ocean that is mesmerizing. Check out these images to see some of the power of the sea. By William Warby Weekly Photography Challenge – Ocean Waves This week it is your turn to go photograph the ocean. If you do not live near the sea find a body of water you can use as substitute and get creative. A large lake or reservoir could do the trick. Use some different techniques such as varied exposure times. See this for more tips on photographing the waves. Play with your composition to create a unique result. By Neville Nel By Bill Devlin By Aristocrats-hat By…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Facebook opens up in wake of net neutrality concerns

    Matt Brian
    4 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    Led by Facebook but with backing from a number of other prominent tech companies, has made slow but steady progress in a bid to connect underserved countries around the globe. However, despite its altruistic approach, the project has com...
  • Taking walks with this leg brace can power an artificial heart

    Mariella Moon
    3 May 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Someday, folks with artificial hearts might have to take long, daily walks to stay alive -- not because exercise is good for their health, but because those walks literally power their synthetic organ. A team of students from Rice University called "...
  • HTC's plastic M9+ variant will be a compelling flagship

    Richard Lai
    3 May 2015 | 10:10 pm
    HTC's all about its One M9 in the West, but we know many of our readers would rather have the slightly bigger and more powerful M9+. While chances of the latter device escaping Asia are slim, a mysterious plastic variant dubbed "M9e" brings us new ho...
  • Your free Android apps talk to thousands of ad sites

    Jon Fingas
    3 May 2015 | 9:22 pm
    If you've used ad-sponsored Android apps, you've probably wondered where those ads are coming from, and whether or not there's anything to be worried about. According to French researchers, you have a reason to be cautious. They've found a way to aut...
  • Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

    Jon Fingas
    3 May 2015 | 7:10 pm
    However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might be a smarter way t...
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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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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (

  • Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger

    3 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    DPR regular Steve Badger says that there's 'no excuse to be bored' when there's a camera at hand. His love of photography began when he borrowed a friend's superzoom, and eventually invested in a DSLR system. His home on the east coast of Australia provides plenty of spectacular scenery, but he's eager to travel and grow as a photographer. See gallery
  • Let me try to address that...

    3 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    A quick look at the effect of sensor size and pixel size on noise.
  • Artists create imaginary-friend Selfie Arm for lone travelers

    2 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    US artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee have created a selfie stick designed to enable lone travelers to shoot selfies that appear to have been taken by a traveling companion. The Selfie Arm is a false arm and hand with a smartphone bracket attached just beyond the elbow. Read more
  • Lomography's LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens f/2.8 32mm lens available for pre-order

    1 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Lomography has introduced the LC-A Minitar-1 f/2.8 32mm to its 'Art' line of lenses. Like that of the original Lomo LC-A 35mm camera (and more recent LC-A+) the lens features a pancake design and Russian optics, aiming to preserve the 'unique character of its vintage' origins. The lens will be sold in a Leica M-mount, and is available for pre-order. Read more
  • LensRentals reports Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i sensor issue

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    LensRentals received its first Canon EOS Rebel T6s/760D and T6i/750D units and has identified a sensor problem with a number of those cameras. Out of about 20 units (around 10 of each model), 4 T6s and 2 T6i units contained sensors with noticeable defects in their sensor stacks. These layers of glass on top of the sensor contain a pattern of dust-like spots or particles that are visible when studied under angled light. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • The New Episode of “The Lightroom Show” is Here! (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    After last Friday’s late release (ahem), we thought we’d better this one up early! Of course, we’re including some of the new stuff in Lightroom CC, but most of our readers don’t have the new version yet, so there’s still lots of stuff in this episode you can use in any recent version of Lightroom. Hope you find the show helpful (and thanks to everyone who posts topics here for future shows —it helps RC and I a lot when we’re putting together the outlines for each week’s show). Just a heads up Traditionally when we launch a show like this, we do a…
  • 3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you. O and G : The G key will always bring you to Grid view in Lightroom – so we already know that one. The O key will bring you into People view. If you have your people scanning turned off in Activity center, this is the only time that the scanning will take place. Shift O: Once you have a stack of images collected in either the named or unnamed section, you’ll need to name them. You can…
  • Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a quick tip to start off your Monday. If you have a plugin that you would like to stop running in Lightroom CC, it’s as easy as going into the Plugin Manager. Click on File>Plugin Manager and you’ll see a list of running plugins for your system. Highlight the one that you want to stop and click on the Disable button on the right of the window. Now, the plugin is stopped, and no longer available! The post Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin appeared first on 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.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • How to Download, Install, and Arrange Apps on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    3 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    One thing that makes Apple Watch stand out from other smart watches is the app ecosystem. Since there are already more than a million iPhone apps in the App Store, there were already plenty of developers ready to get to work building companions for the wrist worn device. When the Apple Watch launched, there were already 3,500 apps available, and that number grows on a day-by-day basis. One of the best ways to customize your Apple Watch to fit your needs is to download all the apps you want and to organize them for easy access. We've got a tutorial that covers downloading apps from your…
  • How to Use the Activity and Workout Apps on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    2 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    One of the main features the Apple Watch has to offer is the ability to track your daily activities and workout routines. The Apple Watch has a comprehensive set of health and fitness tools to help you keep track of your movement, reach workout goals, and get more activity into your life. One of Apple's main goals with the Apple Watch was to provide users with tools to keep them healthy, and the Activity and Workout apps on the Apple Watch are part of that effort. If you've been a couch potato for too long, Apple Watch might be just what you need to motivate you to get moving and get healthy.
  • How to Choose and Customize Your Watch Face on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    1 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    With all of the amazing features Apple Watch has to offer, it's almost easy to forget that it's also a watch. Apple has made it possible for you to change watch faces like you change your socks. Not only that, but you can customize each face with a variety of features, called "complications," for a fully personalized experience. We've got a tutorial for you today that explains how to change from one watch face to another, the complications available for each face, and how to customize each face with your favorite ones. Changing the Watch Face Currently, there are 10 different watch faces…
  • Gold Plating Your Apple Watch is Possible Without Spending a Fortune

    Joe Rossignol
    1 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    While the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition is a gorgeous wristwatch, its starting price of $10,000 in the United States is simply out of reach for many customers. But if you have a stainless steel Apple Watch, it is possible to gold plate your device without breaking the bank. Take a look at the comparatively inexpensive services and methods for turning your Apple Watch gold below. WatchPlate MacRumors forum member RianFlynn has shared photos of a stainless steel Apple Watch with Milanese Loop with what he says is a thin coating of 24-karat gold that costs just $6. The finished…
  • Apple Now Offering One-Week HBO NOW Trial Following April Promotion

    Joe Rossignol
    1 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Apple is now offering a shorter one-week free trial for new customers that sign up for HBO NOW using an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, shortly after the April 30 deadline of a previous promotion that offered customers the first month of the streaming TV service for free. A paid subscription begins at the end of the one-week trial until canceled. HBO NOW operates similar to Netflix, allowing customers in the United States to stream all of HBO's original series and entire movie catalog on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV for $14.99 per month. HBO NOW's official iPhone and iPad app is free on the…
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