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  • 5 legal ways the police can violate you

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Don’t misunderstand my intention in posting this article. I totally appreciate America’s legal system. As far as legal systems go, we’ve got a pretty darn good one. But just because your kid gets an A- doesn’t mean he’s finished with school, right? There’s still room for improvement with our system, at this Cracked article points out five particularly disturbing areas that need some work. For example, in many states, you can be jailed and legally stripped searched (which is not nearly as fun as Cinemax After Dark makes it seem) repeatedly. And speaking of…
  • 60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

    Mashable
    Emily Chow
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing. Read more...On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. You can also follow…
  • Twitter Just Borrowed One Of Facebook's Smartest Features

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Two words: App distribution.Like the best of frenemies, Twitter and Facebook like to steal tricks from one another all the time. Users like hashtags and trending topics? Don't mind if I do, Twitter! Mom is used to Facebook's friendly profile layout? Let's borrow heavily from that.Read Full Story
  • Health Startup Healthberry Soft launches Beta To Measure Patient Feedback

    TechCrunch
    Mike Butcher
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    UK-based health startup HealthBerry has soft launched its beta. Pitched as a “better way to engage with patients” the startup uses social media as a way for national health services to measure patient feedback and thus inform improvements to services. It’s trailing with the UK’s National Health Service. The platform engages with patients, monitors programmes, syndicates… Read More
  • The bottomless pit of pleasing strangers

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    You will never, ever run out of strangers. And so, the goal of perfectly pleasing an infinite number of passersby is a fool's errand. They come with their own worldview, their own issues, their own biases. Since they don't know you or trust you and don't get you, they're not inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt or invest what it takes to understand you. Sure, some of them will applaud or smile or buy. And if that's your mission, have fun. But perfection in stranger-pleasing? Not going to happen, not worth the journey. For some people, some of the time, the only response is, "it's not…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 5 legal ways the police can violate you

    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Don’t misunderstand my intention in posting this article. I totally appreciate America’s legal system. As far as legal systems go, we’ve got a pretty darn good one. But just because your kid gets an A- doesn’t mean he’s finished with school, right? There’s still room for improvement with our system, at this Cracked article points out five particularly disturbing areas that need some work. For example, in many states, you can be jailed and legally stripped searched (which is not nearly as fun as Cinemax After Dark makes it seem) repeatedly. And speaking of…
  • Game of Thrones gets the pop music medley treatment [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Time to rock out to some pop music given the truly royal parody treatment by The Warp Zone. Pour yourself some mead to wash down the cheese. Full story at YouTube via LikeCool. Bloody good  fun.
  • Missing toddler turns up in claw game machine [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here’s one for your daily “WTF” quota: a missing toddler turned up in one of those crane claw games. Seriously. He left his home, wandered to a bowling alley, and the McGyvered his way into the machine. This kid knows what he wants. Full story at Uproxx. More incredible video.
  • Kermit & Fozzie wax philosophical in 1979 camera test [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Think the Muppets are merely superficial? Think again, ye of little Muppet faith! Fozzie and Kermit explore the essence of their beings in this camera test from 1979, proving that off-camera, they’re far more than just bad puns and fluff. Hang in there and you’ll also hear Kermit finally confront Piggy with the reality of what their union would produce. Full story at YouTube via Laughing Squid. Just another reason why Muppets rule.
  • Car entertainment and info systems rated

    Deanne Mayall
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Oh, this can be so annoying. Outdated info systems that are just plain un-user-friendly. My Honda Civic is a case in point. Great car, great mileage but try to put something in the GPS and you lose 3 years of your life. Frustrating. Interesting to read then that Jeep/Chrysler rank top in a list put together by a Canadian group, along with BMW/Mini, and that Honda and Subaru are way at the bottom of this list. I have a friend who works at BMW and he explained to me once (trying to soothe my frustration when inputting an address to a park we were trying to get to) that the parts and bits that…
 
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  • 60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

    Emily Chow
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing. Read more...On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. You can also follow…
  • Google Remote Desktop for Android: Control Your PC via Smartphone

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Good news for Android users: You can now access your PC desktop computer directly via your smartphone or tablet Google announced the launch of Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android this week, which lets you access files sitting on your home PC or Mac even when you're nowhere near it. See also: 10 Apps You Need to Dominate Your Work Day The move builds off its Chrome Remote Desktop app launched in 2011, which let users remotely access a desktop from another laptop or computer. The service is free — a stark contrast with costly remote-desktop software such as Parallels Access. After…
  • It's Like RunKeeper, But for People Who Don't Run

    Karissa Bell
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    RunKeeper is targeting non-athletes with its new iOS app, Breeze, which launches on Thursday. But unlike its flagship app that tracks activity during exercise, the company's latest app will track all your daily activity, not just during workouts. Breeze functions much like a Fitbit, Nike+ Fuelband and other fitness trackers. It keeps tabs on your movements throughout the day, sets activity goals and provides detailed data on your progress. See also: 10 Best iPhone Armbands But what sets it apart from other trackers is how it collects data. The app relies on motion data automatically collected…
  • Powered Up and Ready to Go: Inside BMW's First Hybrid Electric Car

    Lance Ulanoff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    With its strong curves and Lotus-style doors, BMW's first hybrid, plug-in electric vehicle, the i8, makes a striking first impression. Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, the two-seater features both an array of technology and eco-friendly accouterments that could make quite an impression when the car arrives later this year. Combining a three-cylinder gas engine with an electric engine for a combined 362 horsepower, the car can reportedly travel 22 miles on electric power alone and 310 miles on the hybrid engine technology. The interior features LED lights, a…
  • Ann Makosinski: Unleashing the Thermoelectric Power Inside of You

    Intel
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Power. It’s arguably the most precious commodity of the modern age, and the obsession of brilliant minds around the world. Scientists scramble to harness and hone earth’s natural resources, the brilliance of the sun and the awesome potential of the wind. Engineers run countless configurations to determine the most effective ways to charge our homes and vehicles. For so many of us, unlimited power is a given, something we’ve learned to take for granted For more than a billion people across the planet, however, electricity is a limited, rare commodity. High schooler Ann…
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    Fast Company

  • Twitter Just Borrowed One Of Facebook's Smartest Features

    Chris Gayomali
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Two words: App distribution.Like the best of frenemies, Twitter and Facebook like to steal tricks from one another all the time. Users like hashtags and trending topics? Don't mind if I do, Twitter! Mom is used to Facebook's friendly profile layout? Let's borrow heavily from that.Read Full Story
  • General Assembly Creates Scholarship Fund For Women, Minorities, And Veterans

    Alice Truong
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The coding school partners with Google, Microsoft, Hirepurpose, and hip-hop artist Nas to create the Opportunity Fund.The software industry may be lucrative, but it isn't exactly known for being diverse. A number of organizations and individuals are hoping to change that with programs that encourage women and minorities to learn how to code. To that end, on Thursday coding bootcamp General Assembly announced a scholarship fund for aspiring developers, who will in turn volunteer 100 hours to mentor underprivileged youth as part of the program.Read Full Story
  • Yahoo Reportedly Wants To Replace Google As The Default Search Engine On IPad And IPhone

    Chris Gayomali
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Kara Swisher reports that Marissa Mayer is gearing up for a major pitch to Apple. What are Yahoo's chances?Yahoo CEO and former Googler Marissa Mayer is leveling the cannons at her old employer, and the latest clash might end up taking place on furtive territory: Your iPhone.Read Full Story
  • The Quiet Death Of The Tech Company Mascot

    Bryan Lufkin
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why doesn't the tech industry use mascots as much as other industries? The answer is more nuanced than you'd think. This story contains interviews with clinical associate professor of marketing at New York University, Sunder Narayanan; professor of marketing at the University of Montana, Jakki Mohr; and illustrator and designer, Kevan Atteberry.Read Full Story
  • Your Minuscule In-Flight Entertainment Screen Costs $10,000

    Shaunacy Ferro
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Inside the insanity of airplane interior design.In the event of an airplane crash, your seat is the only padding between you and the bone-crushing forces of slamming a giant hunk of metal into the ground at thousands of miles per hour. For good reason, then, the process of designing an airplane seat, and airplane interiors in general, is kind of insane. The New Yorker's David Owen took a deep dive into the world of first-class aircraft seating and discovered that the process of creating a luxury seating experience is a slow, expensive trudge.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Health Startup Healthberry Soft launches Beta To Measure Patient Feedback

    Mike Butcher
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    UK-based health startup HealthBerry has soft launched its beta. Pitched as a “better way to engage with patients” the startup uses social media as a way for national health services to measure patient feedback and thus inform improvements to services. It’s trailing with the UK’s National Health Service. The platform engages with patients, monitors programmes, syndicates… Read More
  • Airbnb Offers To Pay Hotel Taxes In NY, Hotel Lobby Says ‘No Thanks’

    Ryan Lawler
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
     After years of complaining about how Airbnb doesn't compete on a level playing field, apparently the hotel lobby in New York now wants to ensure that the peer-to-peer hospitality startup isn't held to the same standards, especially as it relates to taxes. Read More
  • Watch Out Moves And Human — Now RunKeeper Releases A Movement App

    Mike Butcher
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
     By now may are familiar with the smartphone apps that track your movements via the accelerometer. There are multiple pedometers on all the apps stores for instance. But a more intriguing sector has emerged in the shape of apps like Human and Moves. Both not only track steps but give you feedback on reaching goals, in a very light-touch manner. The beauty of these apps is that they gradually… Read More
  • In Today’s Messaging Wars, Platform Makers Apple And Google Are Coming Up Short

    Sarah Perez
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
     The $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook is nothing if not a signal of the significant importance that messaging has in this new phase of online connectivity, in the world where people's "first computers" are their mobile handsets. Dozens of new messaging apps launch every day, each with a core set of functionality and a few tricks of their own, ranging from the practical (calendar… Read More
  • Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

    Darrell Etherington
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
     Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES this year. Soon, you’ll be able to get that tech on a range of devices thanks to a new… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The bottomless pit of pleasing strangers

    Seth Godin
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    You will never, ever run out of strangers. And so, the goal of perfectly pleasing an infinite number of passersby is a fool's errand. They come with their own worldview, their own issues, their own biases. Since they don't know you or trust you and don't get you, they're not inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt or invest what it takes to understand you. Sure, some of them will applaud or smile or buy. And if that's your mission, have fun. But perfection in stranger-pleasing? Not going to happen, not worth the journey. For some people, some of the time, the only response is, "it's not…
  • The thing that happened before this

    Seth Godin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The most underrated scene in the Wizard of Oz is the hallway leading up to the audience with the great and powerful one. One of the reasons that Oz is seen as being particularly great and powerful is that it's just so much trouble to get to see him--and that hallway is the perfect metaphor. I still remember visiting a talent agency in Hollywood a decade ago. The lobby was far bigger than most people's homes, and it was totally empty, a long, long walk from the automatically opened door to the Centurion at the desk. Contrast this with a doctor's office I recently visited. He was sharing space…
  • Connecting dots (or collecting dots)

    Seth Godin
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Without a doubt, the ability to connect the dots is rare, prized and valuable. Connecting dots, solving the problem that hasn't been solved before, seeing the pattern before it is made obvious, is more essential than ever before. Why then, do we spend so much time collecting dots instead? More facts, more tests, more need for data, even when we have no clue (and no practice) in doing anything with it. Their big bag of dots isn't worth nearly as much as your handful of insight, is it?        
  • Trust and attention, the endless dance

    Seth Godin
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    The two scarce elements of our economy are trust and attention. Trust is scarce because it's not a simple instinct and it's incredibly fragile, disappearing often in the face of greed, shortcuts or ignorance. And attention is scarce because it doesn't scale. We can't do more than one thing at a time, and the number of organizations and ideas that are competing for our attention grows daily. The dance happens because often, it seems as though we need to trade trust in exchange for attention. We have to rely on gimmicks, or overpromise and hype in order to get people to, "look at me!" And of…
  • The right moment

    Seth Godin
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to cooperate, for your bad back to let up just a little... The thing is, people who make a difference never wait for just the right time. They know that it will never arrive. Instead, they make their ruckus when they are short of sleep, out of money, hungry, in the middle of a domestic mess and during a blizzard. Whenever. As long as whenever is now.        
 
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    @ProBlogger

  • 6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines

    Guest Blogger
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of SearchDecoder.com Many newbie (and sometimes even veteran) bloggers erroneously spend 95% of their time creating blog content and only 5% pondering titles. Unfortunately for these bloggers, most readers’ attention spans expire in seconds. Unless you reel in your readers instantly, your well-crafted content goes largely unnoticed and going viral becomes impossible. Set aside at least 15 to 30 minutes for choosing a magnetic title after crafting your post. List three to five intriguing titles guaranteed to increase your CTR and page views.
  • How to Convince Someone to Be Interviewed on Your Blog

    Darren Rowse
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    This question was submitted recently via the ProBlogger Facebook page. How do I get an established blogger like yourself to do an interview with me? or How can I get an established blogger like yourself to do a guest post for me on my blog? – from Sandra Tillman Good questions. I think you’re much more likely to get a popular blogger to do an interview with you than to write a guest post for you. I can only speak for myself really but writing a guest post for someone else’s blog is low on my list of priorities when I already have a blog to create content for. The exception…
  • The Benefits of Making a Business Blog Available in Multiple Languages

    Stacey Roberts
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Your company blog: while often neglected due to its perceived lack of purpose (and the commitment it requires), it is also a personal way to convey a message to a client base that isn’t possible with different forms of social media. Far too many business owners forget that a comprehensive blogging strategy is essential for a company’s greater marketing plan: a company blog puts a face and personality to what appears to potential customers everywhere as a faceless entity offering a product or service. In short, it’s a cost-effective and simple way to connect to an audience and receive…
  • Top Tips to Let Go of Fear

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Image via Flickr user audiolucistore This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Louden.  What I’m about to tell you is the most overlooked key to being a successful teacher – as well as a successful business owner, parent, writer, athlete, and all around happy human being. It’s the precursor to more sales, to repeat business, to turning customers into raving fans, to your ideas having a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your students, readers, and clients. It’s also how you unlock your own potential to thrive. Really it can do all that, and more. The secret?
  • Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know

    Stacey Roberts
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    This is a guest post written by Simon Schmid of iubenda. Getty Images recently announced a new image embed feature that allows bloggers (and others) to access and use their vast library of images for non-commercial purposes. This rather remarkable change in policy by Getty Images shows that it’s ready to work with content creators and adapt to the times we live in. Even WordPress also published an announcement post in which they share the details of Getty’s new offering and how easy it is to embed an image into your blog. There’s now a “</>” below…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Intel's Awesome NUC PC Starter Kits Are On Sale Today

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you're looking for a super-compact PC with an abundance of power, but don't want to build it all from scratch, Intel's Next Unit of Computing boxes might be just what you're looking for. Today on Amazon, the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 models are marked down to some of their lowest prices ever.Read more...
  • The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing

    Thorin Klosowski
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up your whole screen to feature-packed mainstays like Microsoft Word, we've put together a guide to help you choose the writing software that's right for you.Read more...
  • How Survivorship Bias Skews Your Perceptions and Decisions

    Eric Ravenscraft
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    We all make decisions based on available information. It's hard to blame us! That's all we have. However, selective presentation of successes can make us believe that things like investments, business plans, or opportunities are better than they are. This is called survivorship bias.Read more...
  • Money Saving Habits That Can Backfire and Wreck Your Finances

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    We all know living beyond your means and not having an emergency fund can wreck your finances. While most money flubs are obvious, some mistakes start with good financial intentions. Here are some savings habits that can backfire and end up costing you.Read more...
  • Flickr Redesign Brings Instagram-Like Photo Filters, New Interface

    Eric Ravenscraft
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Android/iOS: Today, Flickr received a brand new interface that aims to replicate a lot of the functionality of Instagram, because that's what photo apps do now.Read more...
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  • How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

    Arnold Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. Historically, Apple has been very cautious with resolution changes in their iOS devices. The original iPhone was launched with a 320x480 resolution. Eventually, Apple moved to 640x960 Retina display, doubling the linear resolution in each dimension. That allowed existing apps to simply be pixel-doubled to fill the entire screen. Developers…
  • Apple to Honor Earth Day 2014 at Retail Stores, Main Campus

    Richard Padilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Apple will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 next Tuesday, April 22 throughout its various retail locations and at its main campus, reports 9to5Mac. The company will color its logos in green for the occasion, as employees will wear special shirts with an event planned at Apple's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. Apple last celebrated Earth Day in 2006 by holding a free computer takeback program in honor of the event. Apple has remained active in its environment efforts throughout the past few years, which include powering its data centers with 100% renewable energy,…
  • Apple Working With Shazam on Song Identification Capabilities for iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Apple is working on a song identification feature as a new addition to iOS 8, reports Bloomberg. The company has plans to partner with music discovery service Shazam to offer users a way to discover a song that is playing on the radio or from another source, such as a TV, using a small music clip.The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn't public. Apple is…
  • Yahoo Wants to Be Apple’s Default iOS Search Engine

    Jordan Golson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Yahoo is working on two internal projects to optimize its mobile search and monetization in order to convince Apple to make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS reports Re/code. The WSJ reported last year that Apple and Yahoo had been in discussions of how to integrate Yahoo's services more prominently in iOS, beyond powering the Weather and Stocks apps. The report says Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is preparing detailed presentations to present to Apple executives showing what its new mobile search product could look like. There are a pair of internal projects, code-named "Fast Break" and…
  • Google's 'Project Tango' Smartphone Uses Apple's PrimeSense Technology

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    Earlier this year, Google unveiled "Project Tango," an experimental smartphone that incorporates 3D sensors to allow users to map indoor and outdoor environments. Reports suggested that the smartphone's 3D capabilities were powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip, but as it turns out, Project Tango is also powered by Apple technology. Alongside two Myriad 1 vision co-processors, Project Tango utilizes a PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip [PDF], technology that Apple acquired when it purchased PrimeSense late last year. The unexpected PrimeSense chip was discovered in…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People

    Chris Brogan
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    I was looking at the news flow stream thing on LinkedIn just now. Don’t ask. But you know, I thought I’d see if anything was worth my time. I found that pretty much every post fell into two categories: “go to my thing” or “read my bland and boring article.” So, a fun idea came to mind. 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People Use graphics everyone else would use. Especially people in suits or weird stick men and dollar signs. Make sure you use a number in the post title, unless it’s an event. Then just say “new event” or “premier…
  • The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence

    Chris Brogan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I made to my digital presence. What’s Changed In Social Media Here’s a quick list: Then: conversational. Now: promotional. Then: thoughtful sharing. Now: shovel it over the wall. Then: “I’m hungry for lots of great information.” Now: “I’m drowning in information.” Then: just being here is great!
  • On the Occasion of my 44th Birthday

    Chris Brogan
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today, I turn 44 years old. First, I don’t feel especially old. In fact, I’m in the best health and shape of my life (thank you, fitness journey). Do I feel more wise? I wouldn’t go that far, or at least not in the way that you’d think it would keep me out of trouble. I learn by failing. Wisdom comes with that learning. I’m grateful for the love of a strong woman. I’m thrilled to be a dad to two really smart and funny kids. I’m blessed to have two amazing parents. And I’m lucky to have the support and connection of friends and allies like you.
  • Portland, Oregon – I’m Part of #pdxpioneer

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I’ll be in Portland, Oregon to speak at Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation event. It’s built for Owners. Are you in Portland? My Business Intentions for #pdxpioneer I have one goal in mind while speaking at Pioneer Nation: to convince you that the freaks shall inherit the earth. But I’m not going to sell my book. I’m not going to sell my business services (though if you subscribed to my newsletter, I’d be grateful, and if you started in on the Owner’s Mastery Foundation Group, I would LOVE you.
  • Five More Freaks Event Opportunities

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    Wow! So, Wiley had to push the book back a few weeks to deal with some last minute stuff (probably my fault), and so that gives me just a little more time to lay some groundwork. For YOU, that means if you’re thinking of having an event and if you want to take advantage of the absolutely most affordable way to have me speak live and in person to your community and event, there’s still time. Hire Me to Speak for Only 300 Books Not bucks. Let’s not be crazy. But books. The deal is this: hire me for an event in this or the next calendar year for the cost of your purchasing of…
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Choose Arresting Images for Your Blog Posts (And Why You Should)

    Jerod Morris
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve read the headline. You’re intrigued. “But,” you might be thinking, “Why didn’t you choose a different, more arresting image for this post?” Good question. First, because The Lede is a regular post series, and the graphic that Rafal created for us is a clear visual cue to our audience that a new episode has been posted. Second, because we are posting this episode a day early, meaning that the visual cue is extra important to let people know a new little audio gift is unexpectedly waiting to be unwrapped. But, if we didn’t already have an…
  • The Simple Truth People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business

    Sean Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You want to grow your business, right? You want downloads of your app, people buying your products, readers on your blog, and evangelists on social media, don’t you? Fair enough, that’s what we all want. But you’re missing something essential. People won’t ever know you, hear from you, understand you, follow you, or engage with you because of one simple flaw. Your target isn’t small enough. Seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? It isn’t. Building an audience online should be born the same way it is offline: from person-to-person. First, define who you are…
  • Are You Really a Writer … Or Just a Copyist?

    Raubi Perilli
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is a terminology problem plaguing the content community. It’s confusing marketers, it’s misleading clients, and it’s causing an identity crisis among content creators everywhere. It seems that no one really knows what it means to be a writer. And Merriam-Webster isn’t much help when it comes to defining this person. A “writer is someone whose work it is to write books, poems, stories, etc.” Or even more vague, a writer is “someone who has written something.” And as Sonia Simone recently pointed out here at Copyblogger, there are even some…
  • 12 Examples of Native Ads (And Why They Work)

    Demian Farnworth
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite all the hype, native advertising remains a fuzzy concept for most marketers. According to our 2014 status report: 49 percent of respondents don’t know what native advertising is 24 percent are hardly familiar with it Another 24 percent are somewhat familiar Only 3 percent are very knowledgeable So, given the lack of awareness (and people mistaking it for other things, like sponsorship), we thought it would be a good idea to walk you through about a dozen examples of native advertising — and why they work. Let’s get going. 1. Print advertorials … starting with…
  • Removing Blog Comments: The View So Far

    Jerod Morris
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Shockwaves. That’s what this post by Sonia Simone sent through the Copyblogger community. The post, you’ll recall, announced our decision to remove blog comments and gave the reasoning for why we decided to do so — reasoning that some accepted at face value, others parsed for hidden meaning, and the rest ignored before ZOMG’ing to their social account of choice to share the headline. Agree or disagree, trust or question, the one constant was that everyone had a reaction. Now almost three weeks later, it’s time for us to react to the reaction. In this episode,…
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    Macworld

  • Reading List: What's that song?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    From our keyboard to your eyes, we’re here to round up the top Apple-related stories on the Web this Thursday.Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone SoftwarePlaying Name that Tune might get a little easier in iOS 8, according to a report from Bloomberg that suggests Apple is partnering with Shazam to add native song-identification features to its mobile operating system. You may even be able to ask Siri “What song is playing?” and have it tell you—and perhaps even have the virtual assistant sing a few bars? For Apple’s part, this could help drive sales to the iTunes Store…
  • Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Yep, a lot of folks are using Apache OpenOffice -- despite the fact that many Linux distros now default to LibreOffice.
  • Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Apple’s iChat had a wonderful feature called iChat Theater—also present in the Mountain Lion version of Messages, just without the “iChat” in its name—that let you share photos, PDFs, or Keynote presentations during a video chat. I used it countless times to give virtual presentations: An audience watching on a projection screen in a remote location could see video of me alongside my Keynote presentation, and I could see video of the audience plus a miniature view of my presentation (and anything else on my screen, such as my email or a Web browser). But then Theater disappeared in…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Play ball!

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Play ball!This week’s roundup of new and updates apps includes stuff for baseball fans, foodies, and lovers of “Duck Dynasty.” There's something for everyone.A&E/History ChannelFolks who love their Duck Dynasty and/or endless documentaries about World War II are in luck. Both the A&E and History Channel apps for iPhone and iPad were updated this week with the capability to let you view programming live as it airs, as long as you sign in with a password from your TV provider.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Surgeon Simulator review: Entertainingly grisly iPad game

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    One key factor when evaluating PC and console games ported to iPad or iPhone is how well the controls have been adapted from keyboard, mouse and/or joypad to a touchscreen. But in this case that doesn’t really apply, because the controls in Surgeon Simulator are deliberately terrible. Surgeon Simulator became a cult hit after being devised in a couple of days for Global Game Jam, and then being quickly polished up for commercial release. The whole thing is a single joke, essentially, but a rather good one: a life-or-death medical sim built around slapstick, ragdoll physics and cartoon…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • The Kill Switch Proposal: Why U.S. Carriers Win Either Way

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Cellular carriers in the U.S. want you to think they have your best interests at heart. That, hey, if your smartphone gets lost or stolen, they will have your back. At least that's what those carriers would have you believe with a new smartphone "kill switch" proposal from the CTIA, the largest U.S. trade organization that supports the cellular operators.  Unfortunately, the CTIA's new proposal looks a lot more like it is covering its bases to avoid state and federal regulation than going out of its way to altruistically help users of lost or stolen smartphones. The CTIA is…
  • Microsoft's Data Culture: It Just Might Work

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    No one would accuse me of being a Microsoft shill. Having grown up in Linux, I have a longstanding antipathy to Microsoft's machinations against open source (which have been thawing of late, thankfully). But after more than 10 years of raging against the Redmond machine, I've also developed a profound appreciation for Microsoft's ability to make difficult technologies approachable to average users.  I'm therefore encouraged by Microsoft's foray into Big Data. Given surveys indicating that enterprises still don't have a clue as to what to do with their data, it's very possible that…
  • Google Eyes A Creepier Glass—A Camera-Bearing Contact Lens

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Imagine the Google Glass headgear, which currently makes some camera-shy onlookers nervous, shrinking down to near-invisibility—say, into a super-thin transparent layer that sits on the cornea. Google certainly has, as we now know from a recently published patent filing from October 2012. The notion of smart contact lenses itself isn't particularly new. Earlier this year, in fact, Google introduced the "moonshot" idea of an eye-worn lens embedded with a wireless chip for health monitoring. But this latest concept could be way smarter than that, as it would—in theory—allow wearers to…
  • How Arduino And Raspberry Pi Can Enhance Your Connected Home

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes. The connected home, the ultimate ideal in technology-driven luxury, promises easy living by passing along our drudgery to computers. But it’s not perfect. Even if you’re willing to shell out for expensive devices for your house, are you willing to trust them? There’s always the concern that when a middleman is involved, you’re relinquishing at least some control of your own domain. See also: Hacking The Connected Home: When Your House Watches You In that case, why not roll your…
  • The Rear-View Camera Is No Longer Just An Option For Cars—It's The Law

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation. Here’s something gruesome to consider: More than 200 people are killed every year when cars are reversing—most of these deaths are children. Back-up accidents also injure more than 15,000 people each year. These factoids get more tragic when you consider that it’s usually a parent behind the wheel, and the cost of preventing nearly all of these accidents is a cheap piece of technology: A $50 camera. Take heart. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took a big step on March 31 to…
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    Smashing Magazine Feed

  • Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding

    Rick Sloboda
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
       Globalization, low-cost technologies and saturated markets are making products and services interchangeable and barely distinguishable. As a result, today’s brands must go beyond face value and tap into consumers’ deepest subconscious emotions to win the marketplace. The Role Of Brands Is Changing In recent decades, the economic base has shifted from production to consumption, from needs to wants, from objective to subjective. We’re moving away from the functional and technical characteristics of the industrial era, into a time when consumers are making buying decisions…
  • A Guide To Validating Product Ideas With Quick And Simple Experiments

    Grace Ng
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
       You probably know by now that you should speak with customers and test your idea before building a product. What you probably don’t know is that you might be making some of the most common mistakes when running your experiments. Mistakes include testing the wrong aspect of your business, asking the wrong questions and neglecting to define a criterion for success. This article is your guide to designing quick, effective, low-cost experiments. A Product With No Users After 180 Days Four years ago, I had a great idea. What if there was a more visual way to learn about our world?
  • Building The Web App For Unicef’s Tap Campaign: A Case Study

    Nick Jonas, Francis Villanueva
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
       Since a smartphone landed in almost everyone’s pocket, developers have been faced with the question of whether to go with a mobile website or a native app. Native applications offer the smoothest and most feature-rich user experience in almost every case. They have direct access to the GPU, making layer compositions and pixel movements buttery-smooth. They provide native UI frameworks that end users are familiar with, and they take care of the low-level aspects of UI development that developers don’t have time to deal with. When eschewing an app in favor of a mobile website,…
  • How To Build A Ruby Gem With Bundler, Test-Driven Development, Travis CI And Coveralls, Oh My!

    Mark McDonnell
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
       Ruby is a great language. It was designed to foster happiness and productivity in developers, all the while providing tools that are effective and yet focused on simplicity. One of the tools available to the Rubyist is the RubyGems package manager. It enables us both to include “gems” (i.e. packaged code) that we can reuse in our own applications and to package our own code as a gem to share with the Ruby community. We’ll be focusing on the latter in this article. I’ve written an open-source gem named Sinderella (available on GitHub), and in this article I’ll go through…
  • Involving Clients In Your Mobile Workflow

    Thomas Joos
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
       A lot of mobile-minded talented folks across the globe produce great work, but yet sometimes you still hear many of them complain about their relationships with their clients. They often mention feeling isolated and not truly understanding what the client really needed. This lack of personal interaction often leads to misunderstanding, as well as less awareness of and appreciation for all your hard work. While involving clients in your mobile workflow can be challenging, really working together will make a big difference. In this article, I’ll share some important things I’ve…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Rescuers trying to pump in air

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    About 287 people -- many of them high school students -- are trapped inside the capsized five-story ship, authorities believe. Some could still be alive, they say.
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • 10 of the world's longest bridges

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you ever find yourself in Hunan, China, rent a car and drive the Jishou-Chadong Expressway: 18 tunnels under the Wuling mountains that culminate at the Aizhai Bridge, a gut-churning 1,150-foot-high suspension bridge over the Dehang Canyon. It's a man-made wonder, the world's highest (and maybe even scariest) tunnel-to-tunnel bridge -- and yet it ranks only 15th among the world's longest suspension bridges.
  • In blast-shattered town, a 'new normal' emerges

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    One year ago, death and devastation came to the town of West, Texas, when a fertilizer plant exploded. Today the town is more united than ever.
  • See it

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Recently released video shows an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that killed 15 people on April 17, 2013.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photoshop for Lightroom Users eBook – $12.99 Have you been on the fence about picking up Scott’s latest book, Photoshop for Lightroom Users? Now’s the time to grab it! It’s this week’s Peachpit eBook Deal of the Week, and it can be yours for just $12.99! It’s on sale until Saturday, so get it before it’s too late. And leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of the eBook!Picture Perfect Beach Portraits with Tamara Lackey Join Tamara Lackey on the beach in her latest KelbyOne class, Picture Perfect Beach Portraits, to learn how to create…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Douglas Sonders!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In many of my workshops, photography career articles, and classes, I’ll often share with my students the one amazing tool that will revolutionize their work, help attract new clients, and keep their spirits positive all at once. It’s personal work. Sure, maybe you’ve heard this before, but maybe you haven’t heard the true significance of why doing ongoing personal photoshoots are so important for you. For me, doing this has made my entire career.The past year has thankfully been very good business-wise (I’m a commercial photographer and video producer), but as we all know, we…
  • Big App News: Your “most requested” feature is now here And so is our Android Version (finally!)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Big, big App news today for KelbyOne subscribers as we’ve just released a major update to the KelbyOne App for IOS, and it includes the #1 most-requested feature by our members: the ability to take a class “off-line” so you can watch it on a flight, or during a commute, or any time you don’t have access to wireless.This new version has already been released (along with a bunch of other happy new features), and it’s available free to KelbyOne Subscribers from App Store for iPad.Oh I can’t believe this day is finally here — we have an Android version!
  • Perhaps my most revealing interview ever

    Scott Kelby
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Last week, while we were all at Photoshop World, the always amazing Karen Hutton released an interview she did with me on her show “The Chat” and of all the interviews I’ve ever done, a lot of folks have told me this was the most revealing. I wouldn’t’ know, because I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the interview because of something that happened to me during the interview as it went to a place I was not expecting, or prepared to go.Anyway, I shared it on social last week when she posted it, but I wanted to share it here with my readers who have…
  • Thanks So Much Atlanta (and see you all in Vegas in the Fall!)

    Scott Kelby
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    (Above: That’s Peter Hurley above and below on-stage delivering a funny, engaging, and throughly inspiring talk to close out the amazing week in Atlanta. Photos here by Brad Moore).What an incredible week! One of our best Photoshop World’s ever (and that’s saying something), partially thanks to the Galleria Center in Atlanta which turned out to be the best location ever for hosting a large event like Photoshop World, and partially because the people who came were so engaging, fun and ready to learn that it just set the instructor team on fire!!!!Each year we close Photoshop…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Exposure Blending Using Luminosity Masks Tutorial

    Jimmy McIntyre
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There will be a time when the wizards behind your camera technology conjure up a sensor so powerful they will swallow up any scene and spit it out just as it was – no over, or underexposed areas. Until then, in order to produce an image with a high dynamic range of light, you have to work with the sensors available to you and create your own post-processing magic. Image created by blending two exposure with luminosity masks, one for the sky and one for the foreground. While you, and many photographers, may have relied heavily on HDR programs in your exposure blending quest, many more are…
  • Finding and Working with Available Light

    Michael Walker-Toye
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I don’t use a flash for my photography, it’s a personal preference. Available light, in its many forms, is both challenging and rewarding so I rarely find a need to turn to creative lighting. Natural light, golden hour What is ‘available light’? Let’s be clear on definitions first. As a street photographer my preferred source of light is sunlight, more specifically, natural light. Available and ambient light refer to any and all light sources the photographer did not introduce for their photograph; light bulbs, candles, fire, neon, to name a few. The available light…
  • The Power of Post-processing for Landscape Photography

    Todd Sisson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Embracing the power of creative post-processing can transform your landscape photography from dull and lifeless, to lustrous and vibrant overnight! We’re acutely aware that the preceding statement reads suspiciously like the voiceover script for a ‘next generation, nano-organic hair care’ commercial, but it’s true – digital post-processing can be a transcendent experience for your landscape images. Sunset over the Mount Egmont from Wai-iti Beach, Taranaki Coast, New Zealand (by Sarah). Post-processing doesn’t always have to be complex to be effective. This image…
  • Guide to Creative White Balance for Landscape Photography

    Alex Morrison
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’ve been using a digital camera for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about White Balance. You may still be wondering exactly what it is, and how to use it; or you may be using it right now and be wondering how it can possibly be something “creative”. Different white balance settings create different looks I’m going to show you some of my techniques for using White Balance to creatively enhance your landscape photography and with a few simple steps you can unlock the remarkable power of creative White Balance. Don’t worry, this is not a…
  • 5 Reasons for Doing Natural Light Portraits

    Andrew S. Gibson
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    With all the attention given to the art and craft of shooting portraits using flash, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the only way to take a portrait. The truth is that while fashionable Speedlites get all the attention, there are photographers working almost entirely in natural light and creating beautiful portraits without a softbox or light stand in sight. One of the most prolific is Eduardo Izq, a photographer based in the United States who has built an impressive portfolio of natural light portraits taken using local models and dancers. Eduardo takes natural light…
 
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    Strobist

  • On Manufactured Opportunities

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Every day I try to spend as much time walking as my schedule will allow. Ideally, I just head off into the woods and shoot for at least ten miles a day. I don't always hit that goal, but even on a bad day I'll get most of it.That's because long walks invariably pay for the time they cost in many ways: health, mental well-being, increased fitness and maybe best of all, a steady stream of ideas.Of those ideas, there is one type that constantly proves itself to be the most valuable to me as a photographer. And that is the concept of the manufactured opportunity. Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout Video is Live

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Earlier this month I had the honor to host (read: did not have to compete in) the Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout, which this year featured Zack Arias vs. Sara Lando. Zack is a multi-year veteran, Sara is a newb. You'd think she'd be an easy put-down. You'd be wrong.Having been the first person to walk out on stage in the first-ever shootout in 2010, I can tell you it is absolutely terrifying. You feel as if you have made a terrible mistake, and that you have everything to lose and nothing to gain.You feel as if the creative part of your brain just announced, "Eff this. I'm outta here." and you…
  • A Guide to Lighting Indoor Sports

    25 Feb 2014 | 7:09 am
    Newspapers may be circling the drain at this point, but for 150 years they were king of the hill. And the 20 years I spent there proved to be a great ride as well as a non-stop idea lab.Today we'll take a look back at how we developed our multi-budget solutions for lighting winter indoor sports—specifically in high school gymnasiums. Lighting indoor sports opens up a whole new world as compared to trying to shoot available light. You can both freeze action and define the quality of the light in a much better way than the spotty existing overheads.And for the sake of argument, let's…
  • Yep, That's an OCF Magnet at The South Pole.

    4 Feb 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in 2009 we had a little game going wherein people left Strobist OCF magnets at various places around the world. Some were dropped off and tweeted for the first finder to claim. Others were just placed and photo'd in what can only be considered some pretty impressive spots. One might say it even got a little competitive.Five years later, reader Sebastian Stewart has just dropped an OCF A-Bomb. He has placed an Off-Camera Flash magnet at the South Pole. Sebastian is on a team of NASA scientists who measure atmospheric conditions by shooting (frickin') lasers into the air and measuring the…
  • Winters' Road to Seeing Finally Shipping

    1 Feb 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The seemingly mythical Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing is finally, actually in stock and shipping from Amazon. But even now, over a month after release, they are saying it might take an extra 1-2 days to process. Because Curse of New Dan Winters Book, I guess.Seriously, this thing disappeared pretty much as soon as it arrived (pre-orders?) and was never planned to be a big press run. So if you want it, you best make hay while the sun shines.
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    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lab test report

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' is a fast normal prime for full frame cameras, with an unusually complex optical design. Its premium price tag of $950 / £850 makes it substantially more expensive than either its predecessor, or Canon and Nikon's 50mm F1.4 lenses. However Sigma's recent high-end offerings such as the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM have been truly excellent, so how does the new 50mm measure up? See the lens test data and our analysis
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' real-world samples gallery

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is Sigma's latest fast normal prime for full-frame cameras, and one of the most hotly-anticipated lenses of the year. But how does it perform in real-world use?  We've been using the lens for a couple of days, and put together a gallery of samples. We've concentrated on large-aperture shots to show sharpness and bokeh, but have also included several taken at smaller apertures. See photos
  • Eyefi announces photo sharing cloud service

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    The maker of popular Wi-Fi SD cards has launched Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Once users send images from their camera to mobile device using the Eyefi Mobi SD memory card and updated iOS and Android Eyefi apps, images can now be transferred to Eyefi Cloud for viewing on any browser-enabled device. Learn more
  • Behind the scenes: Small lighting, big results with Joe McNally

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nikon's latest in a series of behind the scenes videos features photographer Joe McNally. An off-camera lighting wizard, McNally shares some useful tips from three different flash scenarios. No diffusion panel? No worries, McNally explains you can get the same results by placing a bed sheet between the flash and the subject. And as natural light began flowing through his studio, like any good photographer, McNally moved his model to make some pictures — without flash, this time. See video
  • Call for entries: Getty Images grants

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Getty Images has announced a call for entries for its Getty Grants, a series of photographic grants for editorial and portrait photographers totaling $130,000 (~£77,737). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its grant program, Getty Images is offering six prizes for editorial photography, three creative grants for non-profits and individual photographers, and one for portrait photographers. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Lightroom Mobile launched last week to a huge welcoming crowd at Photoshop World. Since then I’ve heard a lot of great feedback on it and I’m hopeful to see where things go in the future. Anyway, I had a cool tip to share that one of the blog readers (Brian) asked about last week. See, Lightroom Mobile uses collections on the iPad. When you’re looking at all of your collections though, you’re only going to see one photo that represents the collection. But sometimes that photo (that Lightroom chooses automatically) may not be a good representation of the collection for…
  • Your First Tutorial/Look On Lightroom Mobile

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well, it’s here. There’s been a lot of talk over Lightroom Mobile since Photoshop World Vegas 2013 (when Adobe first gave everyone a sneak peak). Now it’s here and I wanted to put together a quick tutorial for you. Also, don’t forget that I did a full Learning Center with 8 videos over at KelbyOne and if you’re a subscriber, those videos are always in the subscriber area for you to check out. 1. Getting Lightroom Mobile Up and Running First, you’ll need to download and install the app on your iPad. Here’s the link. Then you’ll need to update…
  • Converting To DNG After Importing To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    First off I just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to my seminars this week in Indianapolis and Columbus, OH. I had two awesome crowds and, while I’m really happy to be on my way home, I had a blast getting to meet everyone who came out. Anyway, I’m on the plane back, and had some time to think about common questions I get. One of those questions is about converting to DNG and whether or not it’s possible to convert to it after you do your Lightroom import. See, the Import dialog has a Copy as DNG option in it. But what if you’re just adding photos…
  • 5 Random Little Things In Lightroom That Throw People Off

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    I’m on the plane to Indianapolis right now, heading to teach my Lightroom seminar tomorrow (well, today when you read this). As I’m reviewing my notes, I realized there’s a bunch of little random things that people will come up and ask about throughout the day. Things that throw people off, have them searching around needlessly for settings, or simply things/settings that were just accidentally clicked on. So I thought I’d recap the top 5 I hear about. 1) Info Display – By default, Lightroom wants to put your photo “info” over the photo. Personally I hate…
  • Can You Apply Multiple Presets in Lightroom?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    I get the question all the time… Can you stack multiple presets in Lightroom? The answer? You “kinda” can, but it’s not really stacking. See, each preset let’s you record a certain adjustment (Exposure, Highlights, vignetting, etc…) and it’s settings. So if I have my Exposure set to +1.00 when I create a preset, it’ll record that +1.00 as the Exposure setting as long as I check the Exposure checkbox in the Preset dialog (see below). Once I apply the preset to another photo it’ll set that photo’s Exposure setting to +1.00. No matter…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • iPhone 6 Renders Reimagined as iPhone 6c

    Arnold Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Last week we posted renderings of what the iPhone 6 might look like based on leaked design drawings of the unreleased device. Since that time, we've seen early cases and possible design molds for the device. Ferry Passchier, the designer we commissioned for the original designs, has rethought the design as if it was modeled after the iPhone 5C with colorful plastic backings. Passchier produced these renderings with that in mind: The original renderings assumed it followed Apple's aluminum design of the iPhone 5S, though an all-aluminum design would introduce issues with Apple's antenna…
  • 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card trading game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad is now available for download worldwide after soft-launching in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in early April. The game initially launched for the Mac in March. The free-to-play collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe, allowing players to compete with Magic the Gathering-style decks in one-on-one fights via Battle.net or against the computer. The iPad version of the game is able to connect to a Battle.net account, syncing with the PC/Mac version. JUMP RIGHT IN: Fun introductory…
  • 'Anki Drive' AI-Based Slot Car Racing Game Gains New Cars and Tracks

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Anki today announced the debut of two new cars and two new tracks for its iPhone-compatible Anki Drive slot car racing game. Joining the existing four cars are Hadion and Corax, new characters that focus on speed and weaponry, respectively. Designed by Anki and Hollywood legend Harald Belker, Corax and Hadion are the newest characters available for Anki DRIVE. Hadion is built for speed and is the only car that can access Turbo Boost, which enables you to fly incredibly fast down the track. Corax is the ultimate warrior, with the option to mount multiple weapons. Watch out, he's an aggressive…
  • Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in 16 New European Countries [Updated]

    Richard Padilla
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple's Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c. The device was spotted in these online stores by 9to5Mac. The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few of Apple's Online Stores alongside the relaunched 16 GB iPad 4. Apple revealed in a statement to Re/code that its strategy with the 8 GB iPhone 5c is to offer a low-cost option that is compatible with the growing number of developing LTE networks in certain countries. The report also noted that…
  • Compliance Monitor Says Relationship With Apple Has 'Significantly Improved'

    Husain Sumra
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    In his first report to US District Judge Denise Cote, external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich says that his relationship with Apple has "significantly improved" since Apple was ordered to hire him to ensure the company complies with antitrust requirements in the wake of the e-book antitrust case, reports the Wall Street Journal. After the Second Circuit panel issued its decision in early February, we took steps to reestablish contact and to attempt to “reset” our relationship with Apple, as this Court had directed during the January 13, 2014 proceedings and in its January 16, 2014…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Milan: Supermodels, high fashion and top brollies

    hiufu
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our monthly TV show cruises the home of some of the world's greatest designers, discovering a hidden museum and an exclusive umbrella maker along the wayWhat is the real Milan?A culinary journey through MilanExperience Milan's eclectic nightlifeTalk about style: this month, CNNGo TV checks out Milan Fashion Week's catwalk with model Eva Riccobono and explores the city's night scene with DJ Matteo Ceccarini. We also visit to one of the world’s most exclusive umbrella makers, a top restaurant and the navigli, the derelict canals that run through the city. Francesco Maglia Ombrelli…
  • iReport: Your favorite attractions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    hiufu
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A greener Galle Face Green and the newly refurbished Dutch Hospital Precinct -- some of the travel ideas for your next Sri Lanka trip"[Colombo] has undergone a major transformation in the past five years and I'm glad to say that it's all for the better -- Colombo has become a much more interesting, beautiful and enjoyable place," says iReporter Abdul Rahman Ifham. "It's a must visit for anyone and everyone." Ifham has traveled to many places, but still thinks Sri Lanka's capital city -- also his home city -- is the best in the world. He and his friends -- Praveen Wijayaweera, Rakhitha…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Latest entries include an all-in-one business traveler's app, the new Google Maps and an exclusive concierge serviceBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated March 17, 2014 Google Maps Newer and better.iOS: App Store Android: Google Play Windows Phone: Store The recently launched new Google Maps app offers faster and more navigation options such as a transit route with less walking and provides live traffic or accident information en route. Travelers can also…
  • CNNGo in Sri Lanka: Spicy crabs, blue whales and Ceylon tea

    hiufu
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Fresh seafood mixed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- CNNGo explores Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's freshest seafoodColombo's 'creepy' town hallWhale watching in Sri LankaEditor's note: This month CNNGo heads to the island nation of Sri Lanka. Previous episodes can be viewed on the CNNGo page. Starting in Sri Lanka's freshest seafood market and the renovated racecourse in Colombo, this month's CNNGo episode then ventures beyond the capital city to the seaside city of Galle and the tranquil tea farm-filled countryside. Ministry of Crab Sorry, Singapore. Chili crabs are actually from Sri Lanka.
  • Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

    karlac1
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step furtherWhen it comes to food movements, the word “local” is a rarity in Okinawa. That's because restaurants in Japan's southernmost prefecture have been doing the local thing long before it was trending. Or even just trendy. World-renowned for promoting health and longevity, traditional Okinawan cuisine uses primarily local ingredients. What's more, it's easy to find.   Restaurants across this multiple-island prefecture dish out fresh, delicious fare ranging from braised pork rafute and custardy shima…
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