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  • Paranoid thoughts everyone has at a party [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you're an introvert, or even an extrovert with some introvert tendencies, you will see yourself in this video. There are certain paranoid thoughts that one tends to have in large social situations, and often one thinks that no one else thinks those things. Watch this video and see the truth. The post Paranoid thoughts everyone has at a party [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A dog dressed as a tiny chef makes grilled bruschetta

    Mashable
    Laura Vitto
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Crusoe, a miniature dachshund turned tiny Italian chef, shares his tips for making the perfect grilled bruschetta Dressed in dog-size chef whites and a little chef's hat, Crusoe "talks" his viewers through slicing and grilling the bread, dicing the tomatoes and shredding the basil Our only critique: His plating skills need fine-tuning. Australia has un-killable spiders and it's terrifying 2 Chainz smokes what may be the world's most expensive joint You'll want to move into this $30,000 Samsung dog kennel Get your giggity on with an 'Uptown Funk' cover in 'Family Guy' voices Read more... More…
  • Ad Legend Alex Bogusky Partners With Fusion: The Complicated Backstory

    Fast Company
    Danielle Sacks
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    The man who once fronted for Burger King and Coca-Cola will now spearhead the social impact engine for the new millennial media company.Alex Bogusky, the ad world's agile master of reinvention, has now paired up with new media outfit, Fusion, which itself hopes to reinvent media. Fearless, as Bogusky and Fusion's "full-service social impact agency platform" is called, will work with companies, foundations and nonprofits looking to court Fusion's millennial audience through socially-minded campaigns that span TV, digital, and social. The agency will execute everything from concept to media…
  • YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
     With the shift to mobile devices, businesses today have a need to reach their customers wherever they are – and that includes marketing to their customers outside of email alone. A Y Combinator-backed startup called Outbound wants to help today’s marketers run campaigns that go beyond just tracking “opens and clicks,” and can also reach customers using… Read More
  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Paranoid thoughts everyone has at a party [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you're an introvert, or even an extrovert with some introvert tendencies, you will see yourself in this video. There are certain paranoid thoughts that one tends to have in large social situations, and often one thinks that no one else thinks those things. Watch this video and see the truth. The post Paranoid thoughts everyone has at a party [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 kitchen staples you can totally make at home

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Love showing off your cooking hacks? Then you'll adore these ten recipes for kitchen staples that will taste better and cost less than the store-bought variety. The post 10 kitchen staples you can totally make at home appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Japanese sitcom about an American family, starring dolls [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This "sitcom" is one part hilarious, one part creepy, and one part insulting. Is this how Americans are perceived? Or American television? Either way, it's worth a watch. The post Japanese sitcom about an American family, starring dolls [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Bionic eye helps man see his wife for the first time [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Break out the tissues for this video. Thanks to a bionic eye, this man can see his wife for the first time. If you can keep your eyes dry, you're more collected than anyone in this video. The post Bionic eye helps man see his wife for the first time [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A compilation of karaoke “Don’t Stop Believing” performances [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    "Don't Stop Believing" is a go-to karaoke song for far, far too many people. And usually it goes very poorly. One employee at a karaoke bar had the brilliant idea of filming everyone who sang the song. Here's a compilation. The post A compilation of karaoke “Don’t Stop Believing” performances [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • A dog dressed as a tiny chef makes grilled bruschetta

    Laura Vitto
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Crusoe, a miniature dachshund turned tiny Italian chef, shares his tips for making the perfect grilled bruschetta Dressed in dog-size chef whites and a little chef's hat, Crusoe "talks" his viewers through slicing and grilling the bread, dicing the tomatoes and shredding the basil Our only critique: His plating skills need fine-tuning. Australia has un-killable spiders and it's terrifying 2 Chainz smokes what may be the world's most expensive joint You'll want to move into this $30,000 Samsung dog kennel Get your giggity on with an 'Uptown Funk' cover in 'Family Guy' voices Read more... More…
  • Australia has un-killable spiders and it's terrifying

    Jeff Leeson
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    In case you were ever thinking of moving to Australia, don't With innumerable creatures that can kill you at a moment's notice, no place is safe — not even the bathroom. As Aussie YouTuber Barry Morrissey's video shows, spiders are lurking under every toilet seat. Even scarier, they're seemingly unflushable. We're not saying you should be worried, but an extra flamethrower or five wouldn't hurt. A dog dressed as a tiny chef makes grilled bruschetta 2 Chainz smokes what may be the world's most expensive joint You'll want to move into this $30,000 Samsung dog kennel Get your giggity on…
  • 'Realistic Barbie' wants you to do you

    Andrea Romano
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Even dolls struggle with self esteem — especially around beach season. Lammily, the "realistic" alternative fashion doll to Barbie, takes off in her first adventure from creator Nickolay Lamm. Lammily finds herself in the same awkward position as many young girls today, struggling with unattainable beauty standards in her environment and in the media. Can't a doll just go to the beach? See also: Realistic Barbie Doll Is Ready to Prove Average Is Beautiful "I try to show that the seemingly perfect people we see on TV and online is like a mirage," Lamm told Mashable. The video, he said,…
  • Sushi iPhone cases for people who like fake fish on their face

    Tricia Gilbride
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The dream of walking around looking like you're having an intimate conversation with a plate of sushi is alive and well Japanese designer Masatatsu Kajikawa loves sushi so much that he decided to create handmade 3D iPhone cases that look like exactly like it, right down to the dimensions. See also: 19 Ways the Sushi Obsession Has Gone Too Far The hyperrealistic sushi is made from plastic resin using the same techniques used to make the fake food in restaurants' window displays that tempt hungry passersby Being serious about raw fish doesn't mean you have to take yourself seriously — the…
  • Microsoft pulls Xbox One under the Windows 10 umbrella

    Karissa Bell
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Microsoft just moved one step closer to bringing Windows and Xbox gaming together. The Xbox Live SDK, which allows developers to build Xbox One-compatible apps, is now beginning to roll out to game developers Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced the news Wednesday during a session at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco See also: 40 video games we can't wait to see in 2015 It's unclear when the new SDK, which is currently being used by a small group of early partners, will be more widely available, but Microsoft says it will be "soon." It will allow game makers to…
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    Fast Company

  • Ad Legend Alex Bogusky Partners With Fusion: The Complicated Backstory

    Danielle Sacks
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    The man who once fronted for Burger King and Coca-Cola will now spearhead the social impact engine for the new millennial media company.Alex Bogusky, the ad world's agile master of reinvention, has now paired up with new media outfit, Fusion, which itself hopes to reinvent media. Fearless, as Bogusky and Fusion's "full-service social impact agency platform" is called, will work with companies, foundations and nonprofits looking to court Fusion's millennial audience through socially-minded campaigns that span TV, digital, and social. The agency will execute everything from concept to media…
  • Budget Smartphone Upstart Xiaomi Invades Europe--Without Phones

    David Lumb
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Xiaomi plans to open an accessories store in Europe offering headphones and fitness bands, but no phones yet.In the barely five years since its founding, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has aggressively carved out a space for itself in the smartphone market with low-cost, feature-rich phones sold at razor-thin margins. Today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Xiaomi announced plans to open its first online store for Europe—stocked with accessories only, no phones—and it's just the kind of strategic move to expect from Xiaomi.Read Full Story
  • Private Spaceflight Gets A New Boost From Silicon Valley

    Neal Ungerleider
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    If BVP's investment is successful, satellites could be launched for the price of a not-particularly-luxurious Manhattan apartment.One of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital companies is making a big bet on outer space. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), which manages more than $4 billion in capital and primarily invests in cybersecurity and enterprise technology firms, announced a new aerospace investment practice this week. The launch coincides with the appointment of satellite industry veteran Scott Smith as a part-time partner and an undisclosed Series B funding round in New Zealand…
  • What A Pong-Beating Robot Says About Where Silicon Valley Is Taking AI

    Luke Dormehl
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google DeepMind's breakthrough hints at the possibilities of multipurpose artificial intelligence.Back in 1975, two young computer hackers named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak helped create a game called Breakout. Inspired by the popular paddle-and-ball game Pong, Breakout asked players to use a similar setup to smash bricks on a screen by bouncing a ball back and forth. While slightly derivative, the presence of the two future Apple cofounders at a critical stage in their careers underscores just how significant video games have been in the history of groundbreaking high-tech.Read Full Story
  • Meet Henri, A Box For Designing The Screenless Interfaces Of Tomorrow

    John Brownlee
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Created by Method, the Henri will help designers invent UIs out of light and sound.Smart devices have created new problems for designers to solve, not least of which is interface: how does a gadget or appliance communicate to you when it doesn't have a screen? That's a problem that brand and design firm Method has been thinking a lot about lately, so much so that they created the Henri, an interactive gizmo that makes it easier for designers to explore the ambient UIs of future gadgets.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • YC-Backed Outbound Helps Businesses Message Customers Over Both Email And Mobile

    Sarah Perez
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
     With the shift to mobile devices, businesses today have a need to reach their customers wherever they are – and that includes marketing to their customers outside of email alone. A Y Combinator-backed startup called Outbound wants to help today’s marketers run campaigns that go beyond just tracking “opens and clicks,” and can also reach customers using… Read More
  • Nextdoor Joins The Billion Dollar Valuation Club With New $110M Funding

    Colleen Taylor
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
     Nextdoor just became the latest private tech company to join the swelling ranks of the billion-dollar valuation club. The San Francisco startup, which runs a social network for people to interact with others who live in their physical neighborhoods, announced today it has raised $110 million in new funding. Nextdoor has confirmed that the raise was conducted at a $1.11 billion post-money… Read More
  • Vanhawks Raises $1.6M To Help Put The Valour Smartbike On The Road

    Darrell Etherington
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
     Smartbike startup Vanhawks, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2015 class, has raised $1.6 million from Real Ventures, Olympic triathlon gold medallist Simon Whitfield, Brenda Irwin of Relentless Pursuit partners and various angels. The company will use the funding to help deliver its Valour smartbike, which raised over $820,000 on Kickstarter last year, to its first customers starting this spring. Read More
  • Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

    Matt Burns
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
     This is common and one of the chief concerns Garmin is addressing with the Fenix 3. It looks and works like a normal watch. Just don’t call it a smartwatch. It sports some basic smartwatch functionality, but it’s mainly a glorified activity tracker. And I like it. After two weeks, I’m still wearing it, which is one of the biggest endorsements I can give a product. Basics… Read More
  • Oculus CTO John Carmack Says Gear VR Gets A Full Launch With Samsung’s Next Cycle

    Darrell Etherington
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
     Samsung and Oculus have been treating Gear VR and the Oculus Rift in a similar manner, meaning both pieces of hardware are clearly labeled as developer or enthusiast devices, and not meant for the general public. Oculus CTO John Carmack said Gear VR will get a proper, full consumer launch with Samsung’s next hardware cycle, however. This was Samsung’s desire with the most recent… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
  • If you want...

    Seth Godin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    If you want employees to go job hunting in order to leverage you into giving them a raise to keep them, then by all means, only give them a raise when they go job hunting. If you want vendors to nickel and dime you for the last penny, then by all means, stretch out their payments and use them as a free source of cash. If you want the home seller or the art dealer or the agent to put their goods up for auction to maximize the price you'll have to pay, then definitely punish those that don't have auctions by seeking to pay them as little as possible. If you want internet companies to auction…
 
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  • Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga.

    By COURTNEY RUBIN
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The latest version is often a mash-up with sports like skiing and snowshoeing.
  • Iraqis Plan to Take Lead in Driving ISIS From Mosul

    By ANNE BARNARD
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Amid concerns about Iranian involvement in the offensive against the Islamic State, the Iraqi defense minister said the Mosul mission would be “planned, timed and executed by Iraqis.”
  • Gay Marriages Halt in Alabama After State Court Ruling

    By ALAN BLINDER and RICHARD FAUSSET
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    All the county probate judges in the state who had been giving same-sex couples marriage licenses said they were no longer doing so.
  • Boston Bombing Defense Points to Brother

    By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE, RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and JESS BIDGOOD
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The defense admitted that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had carried out the attack, but said it was under the sway of his militant brother and not, as the prosecutors insisted, because he was a jihadist.
  • U.S. Calls on Ferguson to Overhaul Criminal Justice System

    By MATT APUZZO
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    The Justice Department declared that Ferguson, Mo., engaged in so many constitutional violations that only better training and outside oversight could correct them.
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    WIRED

  • Instagram Debuts Slideshows, But Only for Advertisers

    Issie Lapowsky
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Advertisers can now pay to post entire slideshows to Instagram with links to outside websites in Facebook's latest attempt to get brands to pay up. The post Instagram Debuts Slideshows, But Only for Advertisers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oculus Will Officially Go Consumer With Mobile VR In 2015

    Chris Kohler
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Oculus will make its first big push to get mainstream consumers to buy and play its VR technology with Samsung phones later in 2015, CTO John Carmack said at GDC. The post Oculus Will Officially Go Consumer With Mobile VR In 2015 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Tackles Quantum Computing’s Hardest Problem: Errors

    Robert McMillan
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Google has built a quantum computer chip that can do error correction. That's a big deal, because without error correction, quantum computing won't work. The post Google Tackles Quantum Computing’s Hardest Problem: Errors appeared first on WIRED.
  • Land Rover Turns Its Mini SUV Into a… Convertible

    Jordan Golson
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Land Rover is will make a convertible version of its Evoque SUV, and that's not as crazy as it sounds. The post Land Rover Turns Its Mini SUV Into a… Convertible appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab

    Marcus Woo
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Light can be a particle and a wave, and now researchers have taken a picture of light acting like both things at once. The post The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Save Time and Water with This DIY Automatic Shower Timer

    Patrick Allan
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    If you're looking to reduce the amount of time you spend in the shower, this DIY setup starts a timer automatically as soon as you close the door.Read more...
  • Most Popular Audiobook Service: Audible

    Alan Henry
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Finding time to listen to audiobooks is easy—almost as easy as it is to find great audiobooks to listen to. Last week we asked for your favorites , then looked at the five best audiobook services and put them to a vote. Now it's time to highlight your favorite. Read more...
  • I'm Carl Pei, Co-Founder of OnePlus, and This Is How I Work

    Andy Orin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The OnePlus One caused a bit of a shake-up to the affordable Android phone market: it's off-contract, runs Cyanogenmod, features good hardware at a reasonable price—and rather than being designed in Silicon Valley, it hails from Shenzhen.Read more...
  • "The Will to Prepare Is as Important as the Will to Win"

    Patrick Allan
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    When it comes to being successful, there's a lot more to it than desire. Success largely comes down to putting in time and effort so that when an opportunity arises, you're ready to give it your best.Read more...
  • Add a Messages "Now Typing" Indicator to Your Mac's Menu Bar

    Thorin Klosowski
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Do you have that terrible kind of luck where it seems like someone sends you a message on Messages the second you leave your desk? Over on iDownloadBlog, they show off how to add a simple little typing indicator to your menu bar so you know when you're about to get a new message.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form. Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Apple has opted delay production on the rumored larger-screened "iPad Pro" due to issues with display panel supply, reports Bloomberg. Manufacturing on the tablet will reportedly begin in September, rather than earlier in the year.Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren't public. Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version this quarter, people familiar those plans had said.This isn't the first…
  • Apple Putting Banners Up at Yerba Buena Center Ahead of March 9 Event

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Apple began its efforts to decorate the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco yesterday, putting up the scaffolding that would allow workers to hang colorful banners and logos, and as of today, the first decorations have gone up. Starting this morning, workers were spotted in the basket of a bright orange cherry picker, placing a banner across the glass of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple will hold a special "Spring Forward" media event on March 9. The initial banner panels, which include Apple's iconic Apple logo, use the same general colors that were seen on the…
  • HBO and Apple in Talks for $15/Month Apple TV Streaming Service Launching in April

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    HBO is in talks with Apple over a partnership that would see its upcoming standalone web-only subscription television package available on the Apple TV, reports Michael Learmonth, writing for International Business Times. CNBC has also confirmed that Apple and HBO are in talks in the video tweet posted below. BREAKING: Sources tell @JBoorstin that Apple & HBO are in talks for Apple TV to be a launch partner for 'HBO Now'. https://t.co/hQd9AzA3Xr— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) March 4, 2015 Apple could potentially be one of HBO's launch partners for its web-only service, which may…
  • MacBook Air Refresh With Broadwell Processors and Intel HD 6000 Graphics Appears Imminent

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Apple's MacBook Air hasn't been updated since last April, which means the company's line of ultraportable notebooks is due for a refresh. New screenshots from the forums of Chinese site Feng.com suggest an update is imminent, depicting the specifications of a MacBook Air with one of Intel's Broadwell processors. According to the user who posted the screenshots, they're from a 2015 MacBook Air that was produced by Foxconn. The screenshots show the system information for a low-end 13-inch MacBook Air (MacBookAir7,2) with an Intel Core 1.6GHz i5-5250U processor and Intel HD Graphics 6000, which…
  • 'iPhone 6s' Could Have 2GB of RAM and Pre-Installed Apple SIM

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    The next-generation iPhone is expected to ship with 2GB of RAM and could also have a pre-installed Apple SIM, according to AppleInsider. The so-called "iPhone 6s," and presumably the "iPhone 6s Plus," would be adopting both features from the iPad Air 2, which also has 2GB of RAM and a pre-installed Apple SIM. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and all previous models dating back to the iPhone 5, have 1GB of RAM and must be used with a SIM card obtained from an individual carrier. Apple SIM, introduced alongside the iPad Air 2, allows you to choose between a variety of carriers without…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else?

    Chris Brogan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I was working on the audiobook (long overdue) for my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and I came to a part of a chapter that might be useful to you. Are you thinking of hiring someone else? Are you a solo business and wondering if you should have a partner? Are you wondering about bringing on someone to tackle the expanding workload? If so, I bet you’re wondering about the process and worrying about what you do or don’t know about it. Continue ReadingThe post How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
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  • Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

    Scott Brinker
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m looking forward to speaking at the Authority Rainmaker conference this May in Denver, Colorado. As a longtime Copyblogger fan, it’s a great privilege, and I can’t wait to meet many of you. The title of my talk will be: How to Design Interactive Content — Moving Beyond Button Clicks and Form Fills. Which begs the question, what exactly is interactive content? Most content that we’re familiar with — blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, infographics, podcasts, etc. — is designed to be passively consumed by our audiences. They read, watch, or listen…
  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
 
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    Macworld

  • 4 things iPhoto can do that Photos can't (yet)

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    While it’s true that Apple is phasing out iPhoto in favor of its new Photos app, iPhoto is still an incredibly powerful program and includes many features you likely know nothing about. If you don’t plan on moving to Yosemite 10.10.3, or if you elect to keep using iPhoto when you do—yep, it’ll still work!—here are four useful things that iPhoto can do that even the new Photos app currently cannot.Add captions to slideshows If you don’t relish the idea of narrating your slideshows, try adding captions instead. Select a photo in an album, or in Photos or Events view, and then click…
  • Apple's new Maps patent guides your car around cell phone dead spots

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Every day when I drive over the Bay Bridge, I lose my wireless signal, just briefly. This is the firstest of first-world problems, and some days I don’t notice, but often I’m streaming music on a shuffle, and the track tries to change, and it just…can’t. It’s super annoying. Driving around the entire San Francisco Bay is obviously not an option, but if Apple follows through on a patent it received Tuesday, someday your Apple in-dash navigation system could steer you in the direction of a strong wireless signal, so you never lose touch.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • The new Contacts Preview drags Google's address book out of the Netscape era

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Google Contacts is getting a much-needed overhaul, eliminating the misery of managing who you message. You can try out the new web app right now by going to the Google Contacts Preview. Once you enable it with your Google account, you'll default to the new page every time you navigate to your Contacts. The design is reminiscent of Google's Inbox email app, drawing heavily from the company's new Material Design aesthetic. The contacts are grouped together in stark white bundles, which pop out from the light gray background. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • Podcast: Watching and waiting for the Apple Watch

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    This week, Susie and Glenn are watching and waiting for the Apple Watch, and discuss what Apple needs to reveal at Monday's special event. It's only been a week since we last talked about mobile payments, but in that time two new players emerged at Mobile World Congress—the creatively monikered Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Let us know what you think of this week's podcast! Show notes Glenn is taking over Mac 911, so please send questions to mac911@macworld.com to Glenn on Twitter, or even call and leave a voicemail at 206–337–5833. All of Macworld's Apple Watch stories How will Samsung…
  • Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Apple is in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by electric-car battery maker A123 Systems, which has charged the iPhone maker with poaching five of its employees to set up a new battery division. The lawsuit has added fuel to reports that Apple is getting into the electric-car business. Apple filed a motion Tuesday that requested the court for more time to file its response to A123’s motions as it and the five engineers charged “are exploring potential resolution of this matter.” A123 alleged in its complaint filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How To Create Effective App Screenshots For Your App Page

    Melanie Haselmayr
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Slowly but surely, the official app stores of iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Marketplace have transformed into a digital battlefield. App developers have to fight for recognition or otherwise be drowned in an ocean of competing mobile applications. App store optimization (ASO), a strategy similar to SEO but specifically applied to the app pages in app stores, has become a handy addition to an app developer’s marketing plan, and promises to help increase visibility – and, as a consequence, downloads – of a mobile app. ASO consists of many elements, and should be considered a key…
  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 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 almost 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 March…
  • Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

    Steven Bradley
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new heading stands out, but now the logo is too small in comparison and isn’t getting noticed. The clients wants to make the logo bigger. Of course, now that the logo and heading are bigger, both are going to attract more attention than the main call-to-action button, which will need to be made bigger. And once the button is bigger, the heading is going to start looking small again. You can’t emphasize everything. It defeats the point. When you…
  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

    Angie Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile radiates from your whole face, and particularly for children, is often felt with the whole body. Not only is a forced and fake smile easy to spot in photographs – we know that wearing a fake smile and having it photographed doesn’t feel too good at the time, and it doesn’t feel great for children either. So while we want to photograph a child’s beautiful smile, we also want them to enjoy the process of being photographed. And…
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Manual Focus

    Tim Gilbreath
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be unfamiliar with the workings of manual focus. Even if you are, you may not have thought about how you would use it in real-world situations. Fortunately as DSLR owners, we have the best of both worlds between manual and automatic focusing; we have a choice as to how we decide the subject of our photo, and other points that aren’t as important. This is an advantage for you, and having a better understanding of the “other”…
  • Win One of FOUR Online Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years here at dPS, we have run some of our most popular competitions with a very valued partner – the New York Institute of Photography – to give away to dPS readers handpicked photography courses. Due to popular demand, NYIP and dPS bring you yet another opportunity to win one of these valuable courses! For this competition, NYIP is giving away FOUR prizes Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win: Wedding Photography Course – $999 Value Portrait Photography Course – $999 Value Travel Photography Course – $999 Value…
  • How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. It’s worthwhile taking some time to think about your personal approach to portrait retouching. Some photographers seem to like the airbrushed, almost plastic look of heavy…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod

    Gavin Hardcastle
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Picture the scene – Bangkok airport and I’m settling into seat 16H on my short Thai Airways flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The lovely hostess hands me a hot, scented towel as I shout ”Bollocks” while slapping myself firmly on the forehead. She gives me a justified look of disdain while I apologize for my outburst and then start begging her to contact Lost & Found as soon as possible. You see, I’d stupidly left my gorgeous carbon fibre, ball head tripod, in one of those plastic trays into which all airports now force you to empty your worldly goods before…
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

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

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

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

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory"

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan we made time to sit down with several senior executives from major manufacturers, including Sigma. In this interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, we spoke about the challenges of making lenses for ever-increasing pixel counts, the company's 'small office, big factory' philosophy and why the company is continuing to make cameras. Read more
  • Manfrotto releases XPRO Geared tripod head for precision adjustments with heavy kit

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Italian tripod and accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has announced it is introducing a new heavy-weight head to its XPRO range. The XPRO Geared Head is designed for photographers who use weighty equipment and who like to be able to make precise adjustments to their composition. Read more
  • Nissin launches radio-controlled Di700A and Commander Air 1 wireless flash system

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Independent Japanese flash manufacturer Nissin has announced a new wireless flash system that uses radio transmission. The first gun to be compatible with the company’s Nissin Air System (NAS) will be an adapted version of the Di700 flash unit. The Di700A will have the same specification as the GN48m/157ft current model, but will also feature a 2.4GHz radio transmitter that will be able to communicate with other NAS guns and the Nissin Commander Air 1 command unit from a distance of up to 30m. Read more
  • Chinese maker Xiaomi challenges GoPro with new Yi Action Camera

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more
  • Sony releases 28mm, 35mm, and 90mm macro full-frame primes

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Three full-frame prime lenses on Sony's lens roadmap officially arrived today which, including the 24-240, brings the total number of FE lenses to eleven. The least expensive of the trio is the 28mm F2 lens, which also supports ultra-wide and fisheye adapters. Next is the long-awaited Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA, which is Sony's fastest FE lens to date. Close-up shooters will be interested in the new 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, which uses a Direct Drive SSM mechanism for ultra-precise focusing. More details here.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Going Solo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Here is a quick tip for you to make your workflow just a touch easier. When you are in the Develop Module if you find yourself scrolling through the panels a lot, you might want to try going solo. Default setting leaves all panels open Right Click on any of the panels tabs such as Basic and choose Solo Mode from the drop down menu. right click on any Develop panel and choose Solo Mode   Now when you click on any panel, all the other panels will be shut so that you will do less scrolling and more editing. A simple tip but one that makes a lot of folks happy when they realize how much…
  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Magazine Tour Continues in Chinese Fashion Magazine 'YOHO'

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    The international debut of the Apple Watch in magazines across the world continues this week with the wrist-worn device making a cover appearance on Chinese fashion magazine YOHO. The upcoming April issue of the magazine features actor and pop icon Archie Kao wearing an Apple Watch Sport with a white band on the cover and showcases other fashion shots of the wrist-worn device in a related story. Kao has been acting in Hollywood films and TV shows for nearly two decades, making regular appearances in series such as Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The…
  • Apple Watch Wins Renowned iF Design Award Before Release

    Husain Sumra
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    While Apple Watch could be more than a month away from a public release, it has won a 2015 iF Gold Award from the International Forum (iF) Design in its annual industrial design competition. The jury called the Apple Watch design "an icon". The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an…
  • New Site Offers Interactive Look at Upcoming Apple Watch Apps

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    AppAdvice recently launched a new site dedicated to the Apple Watch called WatchAware, and today a new feature was introduced that showcases upcoming Apple Watch apps in an interesting, interactive way. The site's Apple Watch Apps section offers a selection of apps that are displayed on an Apple Watch interface, with different views for "Apps," "Glances," and "Notifications." For example, for the upcoming Twitter app, which was shown during the Apple Watch announcement, WatchAware allows users to click to see both what the app itself will look like and what an incoming notification will look…
  • AT&T Modio LTE Case for Wi-Fi iPad Mini Launches March 20 for $49.99 with Contract

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Following its unveiling at CES earlier this year, AT&T today announced that its new Modio Case for iPad Mini, which enables Wi-Fi only iPads to connect to 4G, will be available for purchase March 20 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement. The March 20 release is set only for the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3 compatible cases, with a launch for the iPad Air models planned for later in the year. As detailed at its CES reveal event, the Modio smartcase will allow iPad owners with Wi-Fi models to connect to AT&T's 4G LTE network using data available on a user's Mobile Share Value…
  • Pebble Introduces 'Pebble Time Steel' Following Successful Kickstarter Campaign

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Exactly a week after revealing the new generation of Pebble smartwatches, called the Pebble Time, Pebble today announced an additional tier to its Kickstarter fundraiser called the Pebble Time Steel. Touted as having every feature of the Pebble Time - including the new color display and Timeline features - but featuring more classy, decorative casings, so it's "dressed up and ready to go." The Steel comes in two band options, stainless steel or premium leather, and the watchface itself is coated in a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel casing. Differing slightly from its original counterpart,…
 
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