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  • Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC

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    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Most people would rather not think too deeply on the process of making fine cheeses, considering our abhorrence of all things bacteria- or mold-related, yet the essence of the great stuff often lies in its age. Ben Jay of Serious Eats had the rare treat of touring a New World version of the traditional cheese cave, Murray's of Greenwich Village. The post Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • He'll be king one day, but Prince William actually wanted to be an astronaut

    Mashable
    Blathnaid Healy
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    LONDON — What's better than outranking all other individuals in the realm? Travelling to space, apparently. Prince William was revealing some of his childhood ambitions during a trip to Japan where he met astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station. See also: Prince William and Kate now have official Twitter and Instagram accounts “When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut, but I also wanted to be a policeman or a firebreather. That might have been a bit alternative," the future monarch reportedly said Prince William, Duke of Cambridge…
  • Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

    Fast Company
    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It would be the country's tallest building.Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt's oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country's housing minister earlier this week, is shaped like a tall, skinny pyramid on top of a broader, shorter pyramid. The 200-meter-tall (650 feet) tower will be Egypt's tallest building to date. The proposed 8.5-million-square-foot development is a mix of government, commercial, and entertainment space, and will be constructed through a public/private partnership.Read Full Story
  • Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
     The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s battery life by a non-trivial amount for those times when you need your smartphone… Read More
  • Here comes 'uh oh'

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
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  • Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Most people would rather not think too deeply on the process of making fine cheeses, considering our abhorrence of all things bacteria- or mold-related, yet the essence of the great stuff often lies in its age. Ben Jay of Serious Eats had the rare treat of touring a New World version of the traditional cheese cave, Murray's of Greenwich Village. The post Spelunking in a New World cheese cave in NYC appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Here’s a brand new, Yoga-inspired card trick [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    There is a whole library of card tricks that magicians and legerdemains are required to know. It's not too often that you get to see a new one, and especially one as unique as this. Enjoy. The post Here’s a brand new, Yoga-inspired card trick [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The ultimate guide to hashtags [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    Effective use of hashtags is essential to an effective social media campaign across different platforms, so how do you maximize their effectiveness? The post The ultimate guide to hashtags [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 6 great ways to donate your old phone

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Why let a perfectly good phone go to waste in the bottom of drawer when it could be making the world a better place? The post 6 great ways to donate your old phone appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to play musical chairs all by your lonesome [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Don't have anyone to play musical chairs with and feeling kind of lonesome? Then take a cue from musician Andrew Huang, switch on the camera, and make a little music of your own. The post How to play musical chairs all by your lonesome [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • He'll be king one day, but Prince William actually wanted to be an astronaut

    Blathnaid Healy
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    LONDON — What's better than outranking all other individuals in the realm? Travelling to space, apparently. Prince William was revealing some of his childhood ambitions during a trip to Japan where he met astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station. See also: Prince William and Kate now have official Twitter and Instagram accounts “When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut, but I also wanted to be a policeman or a firebreather. That might have been a bit alternative," the future monarch reportedly said Prince William, Duke of Cambridge…
  • Tesla Model S has a secret James Bond setting

    Rex Santus
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    We already knew that Tesla CEO Elon Musk loves James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me After all, he bought the thing See also: Everything we know about James Bond's new car, the Aston Martin DB10 But apparently, he loved it enough to add a Lotus-themed Easter egg to the Tesla Model S sedan as part of a 2014 software update. Drivers can pull up a screen on the dash that makes it seem as though the car is in "submarine" mode To transform your car into the Lotus Esprit — or, at least, pretend it is one — hold down the "T" logo at the top of car screen.
  • At least 8 dead after shooting spree in small Missouri town

    Brittany Levine
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    A shooting spree gripped the small Missouri town of Tyrone Thursday night, leaving at least eight people dead, including the gunman, local authorities said. A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer confirmed to the Houston Herald that the alleged shooter is a 36-year-old man who has yet to be named. Police found a ninth body of an elderly woman who appears to have died from natural causes during their investigation, according to CBS. Multiple killings under investigation in southern Missouri http://t.co/U4JuhV6LXz pic.twitter.com/0q64asMzaa — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February…
  • Lego settles #TheDress debate: Why not both?

    Annie Colbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Lego is building a case for dress unity. On Friday morning, as the blue (or white) dust settled on #TheDress debate, Lego hopped in on the conversation with some wise words. See also: 'This dress is why I have trust issues' and 10 other hilarious Amazon reviews of #thedress White and gold... black and blue? We found a way around science - you can have both! #TheDress #whiteandgold #blackandblue #dressgate A photo posted by LEGO (@lego) on Feb 27, 2015 at 5:46am PST May we not let #TheDress divide us. (Even though we all know it was blue and black.) Have something to add to this story? Share…
  • Indiana may install 'baby boxes' for abandoned infants

    Chris Grasinger
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    A 2-foot-long metal box is Indiana's attempt to save newborn infants from dangerous abandonment and possible death The proposed baby box is an answer to the state's problem of unwanted infants who are abandoned in the woods, creeks and dumpsters. Local officials want to put these boxes in local hospitals, fire stations, churches and nonprofits for parents to use as a safe, anonymous last resort. Some information in this report was provided by The Associated Press. Baby bat eats banana, makes us forget about rabies Video captures woman yelling at flight attendant over candy bar GoPro captures…
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  • Egypt Plans To Build A 650-Foot-Tall Pyramid Skyscraper

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It would be the country's tallest building.Cairo may be getting a new skyscraper inspired by Egypt's oldest architecture. The Zayed Crystal Spark project, announced by the country's housing minister earlier this week, is shaped like a tall, skinny pyramid on top of a broader, shorter pyramid. The 200-meter-tall (650 feet) tower will be Egypt's tallest building to date. The proposed 8.5-million-square-foot development is a mix of government, commercial, and entertainment space, and will be constructed through a public/private partnership.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Show how much you know! Here's our quiz for February 27, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • Free App Friday: 5 Ways To Survive This Godawful Winter

    Doug Aamoth
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Look on the bright side: Come July, we'll probably have only a few inches left.I live in Boston, so you'll excuse me if I've been a bit surly lately. Every parking spot is marked with some jamoke's busted-up lawn chair, giant icicles are tumbling from rooftops like thunderbolts thrown by Zeus, and the mass transit system is pokier than a kiddie train at an amusement park. Except far less reliable.Read Full Story
  • The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It's There

    Jared Newman
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.Read Full Story
  • How Successful Entrepreneurs Conquer Jet Lag

    Samantha Cole
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    You can only switch time zones so much before wearing yourself down. Here's how the most successful people manage jet-setting lives.Successful entrepreneurs are often practiced travelers: experts at going from a seat cocoon of eye masks and sweatpants, to polished face of their company at the gate. The rest of us are the sea level to their 50,000 feet of professionalism.Read Full Story
 
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  • Boostcase For iPhone 6 Review: Modular Power Helps Save Face

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:13 am
     The iPhone 6 charging cases are arriving, and Boostcase has returned with its modular design, offering additional battery life when you want it, and a slim protective shell when you don’t. It’s a clever take on the usual static bulky mass, and it does what it promises to, extending your device’s battery life by a non-trivial amount for those times when you need your smartphone… Read More
  • SOLS, A Maker Of 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles, Raises $11.1 Million To Bring Its Product To Consumers And Athletes

    Sarah Perez
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
     SOLS, a 3D-printing company which, to date, has focused on printing custom shoe insoles prescribed by doctors for foot pain and other ailments, has now raised an additional $11.1 million in funding to help bring the product directly to consumers. The move will make it one of the first companies to use 3D printing technologies to market custom-manufactured wearables. The round, which arrives… Read More
  • Sharing Is Everything But Caring In The Sharing Economy

    Christoffer O. Hernæs
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
     One of the hot topics so far this year is what will become of P2P services and the sharing economy. Last year Airbnb became the largest hotel chain in the world, Uber expanded abroad with large protests from incumbents in the taxi industry and P2P-lender Lending Club got listed on Wall Street. Read More
  • Ericsson Sues Apple Over Patent Licensing, Seeks To Block iPhone And iPad Sales

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
     Ericsson, the pioneering wireless technology company that holds many patents related to cellular network connectivity, has filed suit against Apple both with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming violation of 41 patents that apply to both the iPhone and iPad. These include essential patents related to 2G and LTE tech,… Read More
  • Swiss Watch Makers Announce An Activity Tracking System Designed To Hide Inside Fancy Watches

    John Biggs
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
     If you’ve been wondering how Switzerland was going to react to the coming of the Apple Watch, ponder no more: two smaller luxury watch companies, Alpina and Frederique Constant, have added electronic components to otherwise staid analog watches, essentially turning a fancy timepiece into a sort of mechanical Fitbit. The platform, called Manufacture Modules Technologies or MMT, is… Read More
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  • Here comes 'uh oh'

    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
  • The indirect investment (plural)

    Seth Godin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    The investor asks, "when do I get paid back?" The work for hire asks, "what's in it for me?" The member of the community wonders, "what's in it for us?" Plural. More than ever, our research, our writing, our art benefits all of us more than it directly benefits just the creator. Feed the commons.        
  • 'Connect to' vs. 'Connect'

    Seth Godin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    An organization might seek to 'connect to' its customers or constituents. Connection is a form of permission, the ability to deliver value to the people who request it. Vertical connection creates the ability to communicate and delivers a barrier to entry. Most online stores are connected to their customers. Most freelancers seek to connect to their clients. Most teachers work to connect to their students. That's different, though, than 'connect'. When you connect your customers or your audience or your students, you're the matchmaker, building horizontal relationships, person to person. This…
  • Shoes that don't fit (and free salt)

    Seth Godin
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    A beautiful pair of shoes, but one size too small, on sale and everything.... Not worth buying, not for you, not at any price. Because shoes that don't fit aren't a bargain. And at a restaurant, you may have noticed that there's no extra charge for salt. You can have as much salt as you want on your food, for free. (Of course, it's not really free, it's part of the cost of the meal, so we paid for it, so we might as well get our money's worth, might as well use a lot.) Of course, that's silly, because regardless of how much we were billed for the salt, no matter how unlimited our access to it…
  • "Leap First" is now available

    Seth Godin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    An original audio production* via Sounds True, with 100% of my royalties going to the Acumen Fund. Find it right here: Leap First.  I just got this great note from Jason Connell. I hope the recording resonates with you as much as it did with him: Wanted to let you know that I listened to Leap First over the past two days and love it. I am amazed by how you blended business, personal development, and spirituality into one fluid recording. It did an amazing job of inspiring confidence, vision, and excitement about tackling... not just projects, but life and I plan to listen to it again…
 
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  • 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 &…
  • Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed this little video with the help of our mate Mick Russell to give you a feel for the event, our attendees and why they think you should join us at our 2015 event. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
  • What does the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger Stand for?

    Darren Rowse
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    I overheard an interesting debate on Twitter recently about what the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger stands for. Is it to signify professional behaviour, or is it about the profession of blogging? The answer is both – but in my mind it’s more. Here’s what the Pro in ProBlogger means to me I’m Pro Bloggers – I love bloggers As a 16-year-old I took a short course in public speaking. This was an unusual move for me because I was a very shy kid who had a small group of friends. The idea of speaking in front of a room of people terrified me, but as I wanted to conquer that fear I took…
 
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  • When Experimenting with Productivity Tips, Try Just One at a Time

    Kristin Wong
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    There are so many great productivity strategies out there, sometimes it's tempting to try many of them at once. But for more effective results, try one tip at a time.Read more...
  • Gawker What Color Is This Goddamn Dress?

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    GawkerWhat Color Is This Goddamn Dress? io9The "What Color Is This Goddamn Dress?" Debate Explained By Science JezebelYou Know What Color This Dress Is? 'FUCKING UGLY' KotakuThe Best Stupid Jokes About That Stupid Dress Read more...
  • Create Multiple Streams of Income In Case You Lose Your Job

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    No matter how secure you feel your job and industry are, there is always a chance things could go south. Take the time now to create multiple sources of income in case your main one is cut off in the future.Read more...
  • Top Off Your Batteries With These Discounted Anker Chargers

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Anker makes some of the highest-rated gadget charging gear on the market, their products are among the most popular we've ever posted , and today, they're having a nice little sale on Amazon. The four included items are listed below; just be sure to note the promo codes. Read more...
  • ​The Best Way to Keep Your Cheese Fresh (Without Pricey Cheese Papers)

    Susannah Chen
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    When you splurge on a cheese that's $20 per pound, you're going to want to keep it fresh for as long as you possibly can. But that doesn't mean you have to spend another $9 for a box of cheese papers. In fact, you can preserve cheese well with products you probably already have at home. Read more...
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  • 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: https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up-to-review-the-art-of-the-start-20/ 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…
  • The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Interesting story of how Alicia Shaffer sells $1 million of fashion items via her Etsy shop. It’s fantastic that Etsy has created a market like this–democratizing commerce and crafts! http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy There is some controversy about whether her products are handcrafted “enough,” but there are marketing lessons to learn from her success, nonetheless! The post The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • My Advice to 22 Year-Olds

    Guy Kawasaki
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    As I write this, I’m just past the big 6O. Here’s some advice based on thirty-eight more years of living than you have. I don’t expect you to believe everything I say–when I was twenty-two I wouldn’t listen to someone this old, but maybe some of this will resonate with you: Challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Accepting the known and resisting the unknown is a mistake. You should do exactly the opposite: challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Now is the time to take this kind of risk because you have less to lose and everything to gain. Great things happen…
  • How to Find a Co-Founder

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    People love the notion of the sole innovator, but this notion is wrong. Successful companies are usually started, and become successful, with the contributions of at least two people. Yin and yang, maker and seller, dreamer and pragmatist — call it what you will. After the fact, people may recognize one founder as the innovator, but it takes a team to make a new venture work. Derek Sivers, the co-founder of CD Baby, said it best: “The first follower is what transforms the lone nut into a leader.” In some instances the first follower is the first customer, but most often the first…
 
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  • Tim Cook in London to Talk Apple Watch and Visit Covent Garden Retail Store

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday made an unannounced visit to the iconic Apple Store in Covent Garden, a popular shopping and tourist location in London, according to The Telegraph. The chief executive also sat down for an interview with the British publication to discuss the Apple Watch, providing a few more interesting details about the device ahead of Apple's highly-anticipated "Spring Forward" media event on March 9. Cook claimed that the Apple Watch will have several features that go beyond timekeeping and health and fitness, such as the ability to replace large car key fobs that come with…
  • Apple Faces Ericsson Lawsuit After Refusing Licensing Deal

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    Apple faces further legal action from Ericsson this week after refusing to accept a licensing deal for its patented LTE technologies, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Swedish networking company on Friday said it is suing Apple for infringing 41 wireless-related patents that it believes are critical to the functionality of products such as the iPhone and iPad.“By refusing Ericsson’s fair and reasonable licensing offer for patented technology used in Apple smartphones and tablets, Apple harms the entire market and reduces the incentive to share innovation,” the company said in a…
  • 'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple Watch casing to be used with any existing 24mm watchband. According to Click's creators, the adapter is a spring bar that will attach to a watchband, which will then fit into the Apple Watch's grooves, much like one of Apple's own watch bands. It appears to use the pin that comes with an existing…
  • FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Broadband Service as a Utility

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet, reports Ars Technica. The FCC ruling classifies broadband service as a utility and prevents Internet providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering prioritized service through so-called Internet "fast lanes" for payment."The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the…
  • Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device. As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. The software suite lets users create and edit text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from their browsers. Signing up for a free Apple ID account entitles users to 1GB of complimentary iCloud storage to be used with the apps for storing documents. Previously, access to Apple's iWork suite of apps was limited to users…
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  • 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…
  • Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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  • 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…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
  • Are You Overlooking Any (or All) of These 7 Ways to Build Online Authority with LinkedIn?

    Louisa Chan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Flash mobs. People are attracted to these spectacles. We drop what we’re doing and gather around to watch, but then we leave. We go back to what we were doing before we were interrupted. No one really knows who orchestrated the performance. The entire experience is short-lived and doesn’t make any profound impact. Now, imagine performing at an opera house, such as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House pictured above — the venue for Authority Rainmaker 2015. An attentive audience becomes fascinated by your performance and applauds you to show their appreciation. You know…
  • How an Email Newsletter Publisher Built an Audience of 223,991 Subscribers

    Robert Bruce
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brian and I have been talking about his new curation-based email newsletter lately, and I thought it’d be interesting to have a similar conversation with someone in a completely different topical market. It’s about one person writing and curating a topic he knows and cares about, building a massive email audience over a period of four years, then turning all that work into a sustainable business. And hang in there, even if you have no interest in (or understanding of) programming, Javascript, Ruby, or HTML5, you’ll be able to apply the lessons of this episode to your own…
 
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    Macworld

  • Swiss luxury watch makers reveal the horological smartwatch, a direct response to gadgety wearable crap

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. At a chi-chi Thursday launch event, a trio of unbearably urbane manufacturers revealed MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a platform that will power what the Swiss call “horological smartwatches”—beautiful, analog-display timepieces loaded with the same activity-tracking features offered by the Jawbone UP.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everybody’s favorite open source video player just got even better. The VideoLAN Organization is releasing the stable version of VLC 2.2.0 on Friday, packed with a few goodies ahead of the VLC 3.0.0 release scheduled for later this year. The new VLC for Windows, Mac, and Linux rocks a Firefox-style in-app extensions “store,” resume playback, in-app subtitle downloads, and early support for interactive Blu-ray menus.Friday’s VLC release isn’t just for the desktop either. For the first time, VideoLAN released major upgrades to all its platforms at once, and even added a few new ones…
  • Ericsson seeks US sales ban of Apple iPhone, iPad in patent lawsuit barrage

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Some Apple products may be banned from sale in the U.S. if Ericsson gets its way after filing a barrage of patent lawsuits.The Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor filed nine lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, seven in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and two in the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of a total of 41 of its patents, it said Friday.Apple is no stranger to the courts when it comes to patent disputes. Previous cases have often focused on the “look and feel” of its products, turning on the curvature of a phone’s…
  • You Should Play: Alto's Adventure finds serenity in side-scrolling snow shredding

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. Trying to round up runaway llamas while evading crazed mountain elders sounds like a tremendously frantic and probably frustrating experience, yet playing Alto’s Adventure feels totally Zen. Alto’s Adventure is like a much more relaxing version of the Great Llama Chase of 2015.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Why Pebble Time, not Android Wear, is Apple Watch's biggest competition

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    If you had told me last December that in the first part of 2015, a smartwatch would make headlines across the world, shatter sales records, and create a constant stream of refreshes, hashtags and bad puns, I would have naturally assumed you were talking about Apple Watch. For the past five months we’ve been anxiously awaiting the “early 2015” debut of Apple’s first wearable, an entry so important it’s basically put its Android Wear competitors on ice as buyers wait to see what Apple Watch can really do. But while we need to wait at least another 30 days (well, maybe less) to strap…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • 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…
  • RICG Responsive Images For WordPress

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
  • Accessibility Originates With UX: A BBC iPlayer Case Study

    Henny Swan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Not long after I started working at the BBC, I fielded a complaint from a screen reader user who was having trouble finding a favorite show via the BBC iPlayer’s home page1. The website had recently undergone an independent accessibility audit which indicated that, other than the odd minor issue here and there, it was reasonably accessible. I called the customer to establish what exactly the problem was, and together we navigated the home page using a screen reader. It was at that point I realized that, while all of the traditional ingredients of an accessible page were in place —…
  • Design Last

    Rik Schennink
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    How does one design and develop for the responsive web? A lot of methodologies out there try to tackle this problem, but all of them rely on the same classic website development process. It boils down to the following: design and then develop. Let’s go nuts and flip this outdated methodology on its head. Before we start flipping things around, let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane, just so we know where we’ve come from and where we are now. History It’s 1989, and Tim Berners-Lee, the man with the plan, conjures up HTML while working at CERN. It’s a language to link content…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Perry: Send in 'aviation assets'

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    The year's biggest conservative confab features thousands of activists, elected officials and party leaders gathering for the Conservative Political Action Conference.
  • Why do we fat-shame actresses?

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    In this week's Lisa's Desk episode, Lisa talks about a recent incident involving "Trainwreck" actress Amy Schumer, who is a size 6.
  • Suspect among dead; victims found at multiple sites

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    Eight people, plus a suspect, were found dead in multiple locations after a report of gunfire in south-central Missouri, police said. One death apparently was from natural causes. FULL STORY
  • 'Jihadi John's' past revealed

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    Mohammed Emwazi was detained in Tanzania in 2009 and by counterterrorism officials in Britain in 2010, according to the Washington Post. By 2012, he was in Syria. FULL STORY
  • What color's the dress? It is ...

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Overheard in the CNN newsroom: "Choose your answer wisely. Our friendship hangs in the balance."
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
  • Today My Blog is Dedicated To My Publisher and Dear Friend, Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

    Scott Kelby
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Last week I heard the news that my long-time friend Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel was retiring from her post as Publisher at Peachpit Press, the company that for as long as I can remember, has published all my books. For many years Nancy had led a team of some of the most creative, passionate, and talented people in modern book publishing history, and she and her team gave flight to an unparalleled body of work from some of the greatest educators of graphics, art and design of our time.I’m dedicating my blog today to Nancy as my way of saying thanks for never compromising, for always striving…
  • Valentine’s Weekend On The Oregon Coast

    Scott Kelby
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Weekend before last, my wife Kalebra and I snuck off for a Valentine’s Day getaway to meet our friends Moose & Sharon Peterson on the Oregon Coast. I did a post about the trip over at Exposure.co with some images from the trip, and the story behind them, along with my story of shooting the famous “Thor’s Well” which was, well…it was swell. Get it? Swell? Ah, forget it.Anyway, if you’ve got a second, here’s the link. Hope you guys have a great Monday!Best,-ScottP.S. I posted #10 in my series called “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom…
  • Celebrating Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary

    Scott Kelby
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    It’s hard to believe, but Photoshop is 25-years-old! Yesterday was its official birthday, and yesterday in honor of, and to celebrate, “The Photoshop Guys” did a special broadcast about Photoshop, and we shared some tips and techniques, and you can watch it right above.You’re Invited! 25 years is a pretty amazing milestone, so to continue the celebration we’re hosting a free Webcast where we’re going to look through the years at the different versions of Photoshop, and we’re going to share our favorite features introduced in each version by sharing…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 24 Uber Sharp Images with Huge Depth of Field to Focus Your Attention

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Over the last few weeks on dPS we’ve had some collections of images that demonstrate some of the basic photography principals. Last week it was using a large aperture for shallow depth of field. This time we’re going the other way and looking for images with a lot of depth of field, ones that utilize small apertures like f/16 or even smaller. These are usually images with a lot of depth and focus from near to far. Landscape photographers use this technique often as do, surprisingly, macro shooters. When you get up close the depth of field is really slim so you need that added…
  • Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – Photographing Mountains, Hills and Valleys

    Kav Dadfar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There really aren’t many scenes that can match the sheer awe of a snowcapped mountain in a landscape image; but capturing an image that might do the scene justice isn’t always straightforward. Here are some simple tips to help you next time you are looking to photograph mountains, hills and valleys in your travel photography: Be Patient Photography can be incredibly frustrating at times, especially when the weather goes against you; and very rarely will you get to a location and have everything in place to make a great photo. Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait for the right…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

    John Davenport
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you just installed Lightroom, now what? You could spend some time just playing around and learning through doing, but if you’re looking for a nudge in the right direction here are a few simple concepts that I wish I’d thought about before starting my own Lightroom journey – hopefully it helps you! Five things you should know about Lightroom before you start: #1 Your organizational strategy This might not seem important at first, but Lightroom is an amazing organizer of your photographs if you choose to use it as one. So before you start haphazardly uploading photographs…
  • 7 Uncommon Tips for Winter Sunrise Photos Near Water

    Iain Stanley
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are few things in photography that people love more than dreamy sunrise shots full of bold oranges, big suns, washing waters, and burnt horizons. The dawn of a new day is a spiritually significant event as our past misdeeds of yesterday are forgotten under the promise of fresh beginnings. Sunrise also affords us some of the best light to work with in photography. However, if you live near the coast and you plan to get up early to take some sunrise shots that involve you being in or around rocks on the water’s edge, there are some key things you must remember, especially in the…
  • 10 Common Photography Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

    Prathap DK
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’ve got your DSLR and you are excited to test it out. You might have gone out for the first few days or perhaps weeks and then all of a sudden the excitement wears out. Why? Because you don’t seem to get what you want out of your mighty DSLR, right? You may have spent countless hours in your college, office, or at home in search of a best DSLR that can take the best photographs you want. All your efforts have gone in vein and you have a frustrating backlog of your actual work. Next time you feel such frustration about your photography remember this quote: “You will only fail to…
 
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • UK temporarily bans export of 19th century photography album

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more
  • Tokina to launch water dispersing filter coating and IR-cut ND range

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Japanese optical manufacturer Tokina is showing a hydrophilic filter coating that forces water droplets to spread into a thin film so that they become invisible to the camera. The coating will allow photographers to carry on shooting when rain or spray on the lens would otherwise obstruct the optical path. Read more
  • NPPA and World Press plan ethics symposium following contest disqualifications

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo plan to hold a symposium later in 2015 to talk about ethics in photography, following news that 20% of the photos entered in the World Press Photo contest were disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered. Meanwhile, the NPPA has called on the photographers disqualified from the contest to release their photos to the public. Read more
  • Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has announced that the company has raised an additional $50M in funding, but plans to use it to make a strategic shift into video and virtual reality, while shedding some jobs. Although the exact number of layoffs has yet to be decided, website re/code is reporting that between 25-50 of Lytro's 130-strong workforce may be made redundant as the company seeks to hire new employees with video and virtual reality experience. Click through to read more
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD real-world sample gallery posted

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    After handling a prototype at Photokina, we brought a final shipping sample of Tamron's new 15-30mm wideangle zoom back from CP+. The stabilized ultra-wideangle lens covers a full-frame sensor, offers a unique double lens hood design for added strength and boasts a very competitive $1200 price tag. We're impressed so far - check out our samples gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 things I would tell a new Lightroom user, and we’re wrapping up number 10 with something that helps move you from Lightroom beginner to Lightroom intermediate. PLUS: at the end of this post, I’ll recap all 10 of the thingies. OK, here we go: #10: To Speed Your Workflow Start Making Presets Now Lightroom has a lot of ways to add automation to your workflow, so you spend less time on the tedious, repetitive things, and that leaves you more time for the fun stuff. The problem is: not only do beginner’s not take the…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #2 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s more tips and techniques based on the stuff you guys asked for. One thing we saw a lot were request for more on printing, so RC jumps in with some great info. I’ve got a coupla tricks that I hope might come in handy for you, and the whole thing goes by pretty quickly, but it’s packed full of tips. Plus, our featured photographer this episode is  http://www.juliancalverley.com/ – we are big fans of his work (hope you will be, too). Next week we’ll be working on some of the suggestion you guys had for how the show is produced, including using closer camera…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Swiss Watchmakers Showcase Varied Approaches to Smartwatch Technology

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Following Apple's unveiling of a March 9 media event that will most likely focus on the pricing and launch date for the Apple Watch, Swiss watchmakers Swatch, Frédérique Constant and Alpina have recently released more details regarding products that will be residing in the same smart wearable space as the Apple Watch (via Watch Insider). Swatch yesterday announced the Swatch Touch Zero One, a new smartwatch with a dedicated touch screen and a focus on durability and outdoor activity. The sports-heavy focus comes thanks to the company's partnership with the Beach Major Company, which…
  • Mobile Printing App 'Printer Pro' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Mobile printing app Printer Pro, by developer Readdle, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Known for their knack at developing productivity-based apps, Readdle says Printer Pro will allow users to "print just about anything" from an iPhone or iPad. Normally priced at $6.99, the app gives users the ability to print a wide array of documents - from pictures in the Photos app to documents found in iCloud or Mail - to any Wi-Fi or USB-enabled printer. Readdle also provides a free-to-download desktop utility for the service that helps users with USB printers through an…
  • Avatron Launches 'Air Display 3' for iOS With New USB Connection Option

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Avatron, the company behind popular secondary display app Air Display 2 today launched an updated version of the software, Air Display 3. Like Air Display 2, Air Display 3 allows users to turn their iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches into secondary displays for their computers, but Air Display 3 has an important new feature -- an option to connect an iOS device to a computer over USB. Previous iterations of AirDisplay have been forced to work over WiFi (which made using AirDisplay laggy and unreliable) because for a long time, Apple rejected apps that used a USB connection. Apple relaxed its…
  • iPhone Accounts for Nearly 90% of Smartphone Industry Profits in Fourth Quarter

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple continued to dominate in global smartphone profit during the fourth quarter of 2014, capturing a record-high 88.7% share of profit during the three-month period ending December. Apple earned quarterly operating profit of $18.8 billion on iPhone sales, up from $11.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013."Global smartphone operating profit grew 31 percent annually from US$16.2 billion in Q4 2013 to US$21.2 billion in Q4 2014. Android hardware vendors combined took a record-low 11 percent global smartphone profit…
  • iOS Extends Lead on Android in Enterprise on Strength of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The latest Mobility Index Report from Good Technology reveals that iOS increased its lead over Android in the enterprise market during the fourth quarter on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iOS accounted for 73% of total activations during the three-month period ending December, up from 69% in the previous quarter and equal to the year-ago quarter. Specifically, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made up 30% of all activations during the fourth quarter, with the iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus split being 77% and 23% respectively. Android activations dropped from 29% during the third…
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