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  • Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Always dreamed of being the bad parent at the playground? The post Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Duang: The word with no meaning that broke the Internet in China

    Mashable
    Jenni Ryall
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    There are only a few instances when the Internet goes into total meltdown over something circulating on social media. More often than not, its something meaningless that for an unknown reason piques the interest of the entire digital world in one fatal blow. Symptoms can include exhaustion, heart palpitations and in some cases, trust issues. In China, the sheer number of Internet users — approaching 700 million — makes this feat a more worrying possibility. In late February, these fears were realised when people across the nation were sucked down an Internet hole debating the…
  • Etsy Files For IPO

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The goods seller is finally going public.Etsy, the Brooklyn-based online retailer that makes it easy for people to market and sell their handmade goods, is going public. The company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday and will trade under the symbol ETSY. Founded in 2005, the company is looking to raise $100 million.Read Full Story
  • Flipkart’s New Silicon Valley Hire Shows India’s Startup Scene Is Really Taking Off

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
     We don’t often write about appointments, but sometimes they capture industry trends and are noteworthy in that respect. That’s the case for India’s billion dollar e-commerce firm Flipkart, which has landed a senior exec from Silicon Valley, after former Googler and Motorola VP Punit Soni agreed to become its new Chief Product Officer. 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!

  • Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Always dreamed of being the bad parent at the playground? The post Baby beer bottles sure to repel potential playdates appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Frozen hair-sculpting contest

    Deanne Mayall
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:44 pm
    From the People Are A Hoot files, and only in Canada (it can get cold, dark and boring), and only in Yukon Territory: A contest whereby bathers in hot springs sculpt their hair into patterns as it freezes. Supposedly it works in -20C weather but -30C is ideal (ideal?). Think of it as an ice … The post Frozen hair-sculpting contest appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Don’t leave home without them: essential travel safety tips

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    There's nothing like cold weather to make you long for summer vacation, but hotel, flight, and airline reservations aren't the only essential preparations for that much-anticipated trip. The post Don’t leave home without them: essential travel safety tips appeared first on 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!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Duang: The word with no meaning that broke the Internet in China

    Jenni Ryall
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    There are only a few instances when the Internet goes into total meltdown over something circulating on social media. More often than not, its something meaningless that for an unknown reason piques the interest of the entire digital world in one fatal blow. Symptoms can include exhaustion, heart palpitations and in some cases, trust issues. In China, the sheer number of Internet users — approaching 700 million — makes this feat a more worrying possibility. In late February, these fears were realised when people across the nation were sucked down an Internet hole debating the…
  • The Churro Dog represents everything right with baseball

    Jeff Leeson
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Diet? What diet? After last year's D-bat Dog, a monstrous 18-inch bacon and cheese stuffed corn dog, the Arizona Diamondbacks needed something to up the ante Enter, the Churro Dog. New to Chase Field this year: the Churro Dogpic.twitter.com/drUK3rITxX — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 4, 2015 Yes. This delicious ice cream-topped churro monstrosity exists, complete with whipped cream and a chocolate caramel drizzle See also: You Do You, America By unleashing this caloric catastrophe on the unsuspecting ticket holders, the Diamondbacks are well on their way to having the nation's…
  • Shouting protesters return to Ferguson Police Department on heels of racism report

    Brittany Levine
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Angered by significant evidence of racism unearthed by a Department of Justice inquiry into the Ferguson Police Department, a small but vocal group of protesters returned to police headquarters Wednesday night The protesters shouted at officers as some activists were reportedly arrested See also: 5 startling revelations from the Ferguson police racism report Tensions between the public and police in Ferguson has been high since the August death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson. Police headquarters has been the site of many…
  • First floating solar plant hopes to change waste energy in Australia

    Jenni Ryall
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:51 pm
    A floating solar plant is set to be constructed on a wastewater treatment basin in South Australia, in an Australia-first initiative. The plant, which is expected to be up and running by April, will float on a water treatment facility in Jamestown, according to the ABC. It will be used to generate energy to power the plant and any leftover energy will be transferred to the town of Jamestown See also: China gripped by smog documentary 'Under the Dome' It looks very similar to a traditional land-based solar plant, besides the fact it is designed to float. The system uses high-density…
  • Hillary Clinton wants you to read her emails

    Brittany Levine
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    You may have thought Hillary Clinton used a personal email address for government business and maintained her own computer server to send and receive emails because she didn't want the public to peek at her correspondence. But Clinton, who is expected to run in the 2016 presidential election, wants to make one thing clear: She wants the public to see her email See also: What we know about Hillary Clinton's personal email system On the heels of controversy, the former secretary of state tweeted Wednesday night that she has asked the State Department to release her emails I want the public to…
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    Fast Company

  • Etsy Files For IPO

    Chris Gayomali
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The goods seller is finally going public.Etsy, the Brooklyn-based online retailer that makes it easy for people to market and sell their handmade goods, is going public. The company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday and will trade under the symbol ETSY. Founded in 2005, the company is looking to raise $100 million.Read Full Story
  • 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
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Flipkart’s New Silicon Valley Hire Shows India’s Startup Scene Is Really Taking Off

    Jon Russell
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
     We don’t often write about appointments, but sometimes they capture industry trends and are noteworthy in that respect. That’s the case for India’s billion dollar e-commerce firm Flipkart, which has landed a senior exec from Silicon Valley, after former Googler and Motorola VP Punit Soni agreed to become its new Chief Product Officer. Read More
  • Imgur Finally Has A Proper Mobile App For Its Trove Of Funny Images

    Jon Russell
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
     Imgur has returned to mobile apps after it launched a new iOS app for its library of addictive photos and GIFs. The company released native apps for iOS and Android in the past, but they were shuttered due to limited success. Read More
  • Analyzing Postmates’ Growth

    Alex Wilhelm
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
     Postmates, a startup that allows users to order nearly anything in their city and have it delivered in an hour for a fee, is growing quickly. The company’s CEO, Bastian Lehmann, tweeted out a graph yesterday detailing how quickly the firm has scaled its delivery service. Read More
  • Twitter In Talks With Live Streaming App Periscope

    Matthew Panzarino,Alexia Tsotsis
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
     If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to Meerkat. The talks are in early stages, but it’s clear that Periscope… Read More
  • Even With Delays, Building A 12.9-Inch iPad Could Be The Easy Part

    Matt Burns
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
     Rumors of an iPad with a larger screen simply will not die. Bloomberg is today reporting that a 12.9-inch iPad will hit manufacturing lines in September. That is later than previously speculated, and the screen is to blame according to the report. But building the larger iPad could be the easy part. Apple then has to convince people that they actually want a tablet that large, which is a… 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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    WIRED

  • How to Succeed in Venture Capital the John Doerr Way

    Davey Alba
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Famed investor John Doerr’s testimony in a high-profile bias trial offered a glimpse into the tension between venture capital's gender problem and its faith in meritocracy. The post How to Succeed in Venture Capital the John Doerr Way appeared first on WIRED.
  • Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO

    Cade Metz
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that's telling. The post Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn’t Matter to Its IPO appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming SF

    Alex Davies
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The most likely explanation for the jaunt around the Bay Area is that Mercedes-Benz is filming some sort of promotional video about, or at least including, the F015. The post Mercedes’ Bonkers Self-Driving Concept Is Roaming SF appeared first on WIRED.
  • Your McNuggets: Soon Without a Side of Antibiotics

    Maryn McKenna
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Fast food giant McDonald's volunteers to buy only chicken raised without routine antibiotic use, a move likely to shake up both the food industry and agriculture. The post Your McNuggets: Soon Without a Side of Antibiotics appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Clinton’s Private Email Server Was Such a Security Fail

    Andy Greenberg
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Hillary Clinton's homebrew email solution potentially left the communications of the top US foreign affairs official vulnerable to state-sponsored hackers. The post Why Clinton’s Private Email Server Was Such a Security Fail appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 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

  • The San Miguel Desktop

    Alan Henry
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Reader Kiss Kiss Bang! Bang! wanted to put together a desktop that shows his hometown in all its glory, and we think he's done just that—it's stunning. Here's how he set it up, and how you can put a piece of San Miguel on your desktop too. Read more...
  • Pick the Best Cabin on Your Cruise by Checking the Deck Plan

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cruises can be a relaxing way to spend your vacation time . Make your next one even better by using a deck plan to pick the best room. By comparing the deck layouts, you'll be able to spot which rooms have undesirable locations, and which are close to amenities.Read more...
  • Gawker So, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email | io9 Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    GawkerSo, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email io9Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds? JalopnikHere's How I Crushed A Chrysler PT Cruiser With A Hummer KotakuEA Shuts Down SimCity Developer Maxis Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Carefully Decide Where to Get a Tattoo with This Pain Chart

    Patrick Allan
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Tattoos are certainly not for everyone, but if you're considering one, make sure you know what you're getting into. This pain chart highlights the parts of the body that can hurt the most when the needle comes down.Read more...
  • 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...
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  • 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

  • June WWDC Launch Looking More Likely for 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Despite rumors earlier this week suggesting the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air could see a launch during Apple's upcoming March 9 media event, The Wall Street Journal tonight released a report indicating the notebook won't be shipping until Q2 2015. The site shared the tidbit in a detailed report on upcoming features that might be added to the larger-screened 12.9-inch "iPad Pro."While suppliers are gearing up to ship the new 12-inch MacBook Air in large quantities in the second quarter, Apple's launch schedule remains unclear, the people said.A Q2 2015 shipment date for the 12-inch MacBook Air…
  • Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

    Eric Slivka
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called "iPad Pro", asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, The Wall Street Journal weighs in with its own claim that Apple is indeed now targeting the second half of this year for the mass production of the device. Mockup of iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini Beyond timing, the report also claims Apple is still tweaking plans for the iPad Pro's design and feature set, with the company considering including USB 3.0 ports to accommodate data transfer and peripherals…
  • Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Apple has opted to 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…
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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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    Copyblogger

  • 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

  • Apple postpones production of larger-display iPads

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Apple has delayed the production of its larger-screen iPads, while it works out the final design and features for the product targeted at businesses. The company had earlier told suppliers that it wanted to mass produce the 12.9-inch iPad in the current quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple has now moved the production to the second half of this year, according to the report. Production of the devices is now scheduled for around September, according to Bloomberg, which said the change was because of delays in connection with the…
  • The Week in Mac Accessories: Better bags for your MacBook

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Better bags for your MacBookThis week's roundup features several different bags for toting your laptop around. Plus: A cool new standing desk, external storage solutions, and more.BrenthavienThe $40 Tred Sleeve Plus is “an ergonomic, protective sleeve” for your MacBook that offers “excellent drop protection” while featuring a “slim, contoured silhouette” and comes with an ID card window, optional arm strap, and a zippered front pocket for small accessories.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 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…
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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 Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Ahead of Apple's upcoming "Spring Forward" event that is expected to see the company unveiling more information about the Apple Watch, a new website has been launched that allows users to explore all of the different casing and band combinations for the device. Using images taken from Apple's Apple Watch website, MixYourWatch lets users pair each of the six different Apple Watch casings (stainless steel, space gray stainless steel, aluminum, space gray aluminum, gold, and rose gold) with the 16 different bands made of fluoroelastomer, leather, and steel. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans…
  • 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…
 
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