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  • Look smarter by ditching these 15 words

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Who wants to look more intelligent? The post Look smarter by ditching these 15 words appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • One of the longest lines at Disneyland's 24-hour celebration: Starbucks

    Mashable
    Brittany Levine
    22 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    It wasn't just Sleeping Beauty itching for a nap at Disneyland's 24-hour celebration kicking off its 60th anniversary events. Thousands of super fans, camped out since 6 p.m. Thursday night, officially entered the park at 6 a.m. Friday to spend all day and night at the Anaheim, California amusement park “When you’re tired, just find a bench and knock out,” John Valerio, a Santa Clara resident, told the Orange County Register. “It’s an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience." See also: Trippy song uses samples from classic Disney movies to create dance music Other…
  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    Fast Company
    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

    TechCrunch
    Jonathan Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
     So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards closing, they fall through more often than most Founders may expect. Read More
  • How to win an argument with a scientist

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Look smarter by ditching these 15 words

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Who wants to look more intelligent? The post Look smarter by ditching these 15 words appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Being deaf doesn't affect the beauty of Russian dancer Andrei Dragunov's moves, whether they're performed with his feet or his hands. The post Deaf Russian dancer’s hypnotizing finger tutting routine [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cat pranks dog [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    George the Cat is one sneaky feline. He set up his canine companion with a ridiculously elaborate prank. The poor pug didn't see it coming. The post Cat pranks dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 game-changing assassinations [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Think one life doesn’t make a difference? Even if you’re not a President or making headlines doesn’t mean the good you do can’t impact a tremendous number of people. Though we don’t have the perspective a parallel universe would provide, this video of ten assassinations that changed the course of history will leave you wondering … The post 10 game-changing assassinations [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This Japanese video will break your brain [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Japanese music videos are strange to non-Japanese eyes. This video, however, is a step beyond the usual strangeness. Words cannot describe. The music is very catchy, though. The post This Japanese video will break your brain [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • One of the longest lines at Disneyland's 24-hour celebration: Starbucks

    Brittany Levine
    22 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    It wasn't just Sleeping Beauty itching for a nap at Disneyland's 24-hour celebration kicking off its 60th anniversary events. Thousands of super fans, camped out since 6 p.m. Thursday night, officially entered the park at 6 a.m. Friday to spend all day and night at the Anaheim, California amusement park “When you’re tired, just find a bench and knock out,” John Valerio, a Santa Clara resident, told the Orange County Register. “It’s an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience." See also: Trippy song uses samples from classic Disney movies to create dance music Other…
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen skip 'Full House' reboot

    Brittany Levine
    22 May 2015 | 8:17 pm
    The Full House revival has the actors who played Uncle Joey, D.J. and Stephanie on board, but the famous twins who brought Michelle Tanner to life will not be part of the fun. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be joining the cast of the '90s TV show reboot, dubbed Fuller House, executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. See also: Uncle Joey will visit Netflix's 'Fuller House' “Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered…
  • Rare supernova burst shines light on its mysterious origins

    Space.com
    22 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Debris blown off a dying star collided with its companion, creating a blast of ultraviolet radiation that is helping scientists better understand the evolution of one of the key tools to measure the expansion of the universe. Known as Type Ia supernovas, these rare events have led scientists to argue for two different theories, but new observations of a recent supernova by NASA's space-based Swift telescope suggest that both may be correct. SEE ALSO: Supernovas - Amazing photos of star explosions "The pulse of radiation detected by Swift is probably produced when the supernova-ejected…
  • Watch as one man's 'Victory Parade' morphs into a bizarre police chase

    Brittany Levine
    22 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    An extremely slow police chase in Los Angeles came to a halt Friday evening after an apparent bystander ran in front of a top-down convertible and pushed the surrendering driver toward a crowd of police officers. The more than hour-long pursuit, which at times clocked in at below 10 miles per hour, captivated nearby onlookers and news broadcasters, alike. The driver, wearing a newsboy cap, waved to crowds watching the bizarre display from the sidewalk and their stalled cars on the streets of Tarzana and Encino in the San Fernando Valley. The driver is thought to have been under the influence,…
  • Study pits shoppers against each other in online bargain battle

    The Conversation
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    When online shopping emerged as a global phenomenon in the early 2000s, I remember reading prophecies that consumers would now cruise far and wide across the Internet for the best ever bargains, because search had become completely effortless. A decade on, it appears that people can get click-weary more easily than the pundits might have presumed. Academic studies have long pictured consumers as somewhat lethargic when it comes to search. Studies have shown, for example, that people are not very likely to click beyond the top few links on a results page so if a company's website is to have…
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    Fast Company

  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize firms to keep what they mine from asteroids. Welcome to the space rush.Space may be the final frontier, but according to the pesky 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty, celestial bodies may not be claimed for any particular country. But what about the things on the celestial bodies—specifically, the things that can be sold for lots of money? The SPACE act, which would authorize American companies to keep whatever they mine from asteroids, has just passed in the House of Representatives. If you can mine it, American business will…
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    22 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    What happened this week? Here's our quiz for May 22, 2015.Did you follow the news 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
  • 5 Free Apps That Feel Like The Future Of Work

    Doug Aamoth
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Get organized, find an instant office, manhandle your email, and more with these forward-thinking apps.You don't work like the rest of the world works. You're always one step ahead —sharp, efficient, and never at your desk for more than a few minutes. Or at least you'd like to think so. And these apps—each with with a little bit of the future woven into their DNA—can help you get there.Read Full Story
  • Can Netflix Make Your TV Smarter?

    Nicole LaPorte
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    With Netflix Recommended TVs, the streaming company is helping manufacturers make their products as easy to use as, well, Netflix.Brady Gunderson, a director of product development at Netflix, calls 2015 "the year smart TVs got smart."Read Full Story
 
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  • Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

    Jonathan Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
     So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards closing, they fall through more often than most Founders may expect. Read More
  • TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11

    Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak
    22 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
     This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and that’s very good for Tim Cook’s favorite customer satisfaction metric. We also discuss the new $2,000 iMac, as well as the update for… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Pebble’s Cash Crunch, Stripe Hits $5B, And NSA Reform’s Uncertain Future

    Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell,Colleen Taylor
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Russell, Colleen Taylor, and your modest supplicant sat down in broad red chairs to dig into Pebble’s reported cash woes, Stripe’s shiny new valuation, and just what is going on in the… Read More
  • Zendrive Uses Mobile Phones as Sensors To Reinvent The Accuracy of Auto Insurance In Partnership With Guild

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    22 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
     If you look across the space of consumer Internet services and physical sensors, people are producing more data than ever before, which is being used to make all kinds of insurance more granular and accurate according to individual risk. Zendrive, a company backed by First Round Capital, BMW i Ventures and Bill Ford’s Fontinalis Partners is partnering with Guild to create a new kind… Read More
  • Jim Gaffigan, Comedian And POTI, Talks About His New Show

    John Biggs
    22 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
     Jim Gaffigan, comedian and official President Of The Internet, stopped in at our New York studio where we talked about his new show that is now streaming on JimGaffigan.com. The show will air on TV Land in a few months but he posted the first episode online so fans could watch – and learn to love – his new sitcom. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • How to win an argument with a scientist

    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
  • You don't know Lefsetz?

    Seth Godin
    21 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    I was talking to someone dedicating his career to working in newspapers. I asked him what he thought of the work of Jeff Jarvis. He had no idea what I was talking about. I met a musician the other day, and asked her how her work without a label was going, and referenced something by Bob Lefsetz. She didn't know who I meant. The last time I was at an event for librarians, I mentioned Maria Popova. Blank stares. A podcaster asked me a question, and I wondered if he admired the path Krista Tippett had taken. He had no clue. A colleague was explaining his work in memetics to me. I asked about…
  • Is it meeting your needs…

    Seth Godin
    20 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    Or merely creating new wants? Is it honoring your time or squandering your time? Is it connecting you with those you care about, or separating you from them? Is it exposing you or giving you a place to hide? Is it important, or only urgent? Is it right, or simply convenient? Is it making things better, or merely more pressing? Is it leveraging your work or wasting it? What is it for?        
  • Unlimited scale

    Seth Godin
    19 May 2015 | 2:50 am
    Nothing grows to infinity. Certainly no project or business or idea. And saying, "as many as possible," implies a series of trade-offs that you're probably not actually interested in making. One of the most important decisions we make is almost always made without thought, without discussion: "How big do you want this to be?" It's a question that always gets in the way of, "How good do you want this to be?"        
  • Why do you do it this way?

    Seth Godin
    18 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    That's the simple test of a bureaucracy that has lost its way. If your employees can't answer how something they do helps the customer or the company, you've insulated your people from their jobs. "It's our policy," is not an answer to why. Saying the policy again, louder, is not an answer to why. Their inability to answer this simple question might be because you haven't taken the time to teach your people how to think about the work you do. Or it might be because you're hiring people (or rewarding people) who don't want to think about your work. Don't you want the people who do the work to…
 
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  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
  • 7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

    Guest Blogger
    17 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. Blogger outreach is one of the most effective ways to build your brand. It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. But if you’re going to succeed, you need to build strong relationships with bloggers who want to be your brand ambassadors. This takes work – don’t expect to shoot off a few emails and have bloggers lining up at your door. The good news is that there are proven ways to make your blogger outreach a…
  • How Design Impacts Blog Readership

    Guest Blogger
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Damion Wasylow. You have things to say, ideas to spread and concepts to share. That’s why you’re a blogger. But, if you’re like most bloggers, you’re much better with words than visuals. As a result, many bloggers’ sites are poorly designed or rely on simple templates. Your content may bring people to your blog, but poor design and usability can seriously limit your readership. First Impressions are Everything Studies show that new visitors develop an opinion of your website within 50 milliseconds. That’s 0.05 seconds. In that time, they make…
  • 4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Domain Name

    Stacey Roberts
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    When there’s more than 284 million registered domain names online, you’re going to want yours to stand out. But you also want to be easily remembered, have a URL that accurately describes your business, and it would help if it ranks well in Google. Right? Right. It’s very easy to buy a domain name that you come to regret later. What was useful and fashionable years ago suddenly is unwieldy and a pain in the butt to describe now. You might take what you can get if your favoured domain is already taken, only for that to expire later on and you’re stuck with one you…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Martini’s are a sophisticated drink, but they can be daunting if you don’t know the ingredients or lingo. This infographic explains everything you need to know about ordering and making one the most iconic cocktails there is.Read more...
  • Clear Your Mind Before Bed by Promising to Return to Your Thoughts Later

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s hard to fall asleep when your mind is going full speed, but you can clear your head of ideas and worries by cutting a deal with yourself.Read more...
  • Save and Reform Leftover Mozzarella Bits with a Bath In Boiling Water

    Patrick Allan
    22 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    When you use a recipe that calls for mozzarella, you sometimes get stuck with a bunch of leftover bits that may not seem too useful. A quick bath in boiling water, however, can help bring all those bits back into a single ball of mozzarella again.Read more...
  • Most Popular Sunscreen: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    22 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Neutrogena’s UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen dominated the best sunscreen voting , with more than 2000 of you giving it your nod of approval and numerous glowing recommendations in the comments.Read more...
  • Beware of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use to Fool Your Brain

    Kyle James on Two Cents, shared by Patrick Allan to Lifehacker
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influencing our buying decisions. Here are a few of the most popular pricing tricks retailers’ use, along with some easy ways to fight back.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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  • Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and Mac devices in the future. Candidates include a range of different character emoji, from "face with cowboy hat to "drooling face" and "lying face." "Selfie," an emoji represented by a hand holding a camera, is also on the list, as is "shrug," and "handshake." As for food, emoji proposals include croissant, avocado, cucumber, bacon, potato, and carrot. There are also…
  • New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company that's struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it attempts to turn the tide by focusing on marketing secure devices and software to its enterprise customers. An upcoming book by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Losing the Signal, explores the events that led to the rise and fall of BlackBerry, and an interesting excerpt was shared by The Wall Street Journal today, covering the…
  • Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Starting on Monday of this week, Apple began preparing to ship out the first batch of gold Apple Watch Editions to customers who pre-ordered in April. MacRumors readers have begun seeing credit card charges for the devices and have received shipping notifications and courier information from Apple. Some of the first Apple Watch Edition orders will begin arriving tomorrow. Image via MacRumors reader Calvin The Apple Watch Edition is available in yellow gold or rose gold and is priced between $10,000 and $17,000. Given its high price tag, the Apple Watch Edition delivery process is…
  • Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Issues With Inconsistent Heart Rate Data Following Update

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent heart rate information to the iPhone's Health app every 10 minutes, but now some users are seeing inconsistent update times. As highlighted by everythingiCafe on Wednesday, Apple Watch owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple's Support Communities have been complaining that their Apple Watches are sending data sporadically, with gaps up to eight hours in some cases.
  • OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Based Devices

    Joe Rossignol
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface tweaks, according to a lengthy report by 9to5Mac. OS X 10.11 is still expected to gain a handful of noteworthy features, including a systemwide change to Apple Watch font San Francisco and a new Control Center menu similar to iPhone and iPad. Control Center was originally found in early betas of OS X Yosemite, but was not included in the final release."Control…
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  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

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

  • Behind-the-Scenes Online Marketing Insights from Authority Rainmaker 2015

    Pamela Wilson
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Authority Rainmaker 2015 wrapped up a week ago, and those of us who were there are still processing the online marketing insights we had at the live event in Denver. If you didn’t make it this year — and even if you did — we’d like to invite you to experience some of the energy at the conference. There were so many smart people — attendees, presenters, and sponsors — gathered in one place. The collective energy of the group could be felt in the opera house seats, in the lobby, at the meals, and at the parties. Listen below to Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice interview…
  • The 3 Components of Podcast Profitability

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week, Jerod Morris gave a presentation at Authority Rainmaker entitled “Become a Showrunner: The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast.” One of those elements is profitability, which he and Jon Nastor break down on this week’s episode of The Showrunner. Jerod and Jon begin by sharing their biggest “Oh crap!” moments while recording, then dive into a discussion about podcast profitability. Among the topics discussed: What the three components of podcast profitability are and how they work together Which of the three should come first in your initial…
  • Paul Jarvis on Productivity and Growing Your Online Business

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As creative entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to get stuck in the learning process and fail to push the needle by taking action. Perpetuated by fear and criticism, the failure to launch a product can be crippling. We continually find ourselves spinning our wheels and getting stuck in a place that’s completely avoidable. It’s a good thing we have pioneers and thought leaders in our space who speak encouraging words that help us take the leap of faith. In this 32-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Paul Jarvis discuss: What Paul enjoys doing more … designing…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: Turning ‘Yeah, But’ Into ‘Yes, Please’

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Why is your prospect on the fence? How can you convert that concern into a reason to buy? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: What you need to do to discover the real problems behind your offer How customers might be misleading you with their objections Why you need to go beyond the FAQ How to reinforce your answers to objections so they grow your authority The 3F technique for making customers feel good about their concerns Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is…
  • How to Read a Book in 2 Hours

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’re like Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth, you like to read. And you like to read a lot. In fact, some people might call you obsessed. Demian gets that all the time. No surprise, since he tries to read 100 books every year … But it can be frustrating. Daily demands. Lack of time. Big books. You get so close to reading 100 … but alas, at the end of the year Demian falls, slump headed, 16, 20, or 40 books away from his goal. If that’s you too, you’re not alone. Like most determined and driven writers, professionals or students, you have a list of books the…
 
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    Macworld

  • 5 ways OneNote is better than Apple's Notes app

    22 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The iPad is a convenient note-taking tool for the classroom and boardroom alike. And while Apple’s own Notes app is more than equipped to handle any text you can throw at it, it lacks any breakthrough features to keep you coming back. The last company I ever expected to boast about having a better iOS app than Apple is Microsoft, but that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Microsoft’s OneNote app is vastly better than the Notes app that comes installed on your iPhone and iPad. There, I said it. How is it better? Glad you asked.All it takes is a finger (or stylus) There’s something…
  • Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive

    22 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    If everything goes according to Uber’s master plan, pretty soon you won’t have to sit through having to make small talk with a human when you take one of their rides. The ride-sharing giant has set up a research and development outpost in Pittsburgh, and its first project has already driven itself off the lot for a test drive. Uber now has an autonomous car. The modified Ford vehicle spotted in the wild had an Uber logo on the side and a large Back to the Future-looking device on top when it was first spotted driving around Pittsbugh on May 13. Uber quickly confirmed that the car was the…
  • Adobe killing off Photoshop Touch, teases more powerful capabilities with Project Rigel

    22 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Adobe is discontinuing Photoshop Touch mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company announced the move Friday as part of a strategy to focus on more desktop-style editing capabilities with other mobile apps. The phone-friendly versions are still available for $5, while the tablet-optmized editions are $10 in the App Store and Google Play. Adobe says you’ll be able to buy them until May 28. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Power Macintosh 7300 proves good design is about function as much as form

    22 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    These days, Apple’s computers—whether they’re designed to sit on a desk, rest on your lap, slip into your pocket or be strapped to your wrist—are for the most part sealed boxes. Even if you can crack the cases to get to the chips and circuit boards inside, increasingly you can’t then do anything (except perhaps regret whatever course of action led you to tear apart some hitherto functioning hardware), since Apple has started soldering components to the motherboard.This is in stark contrast to earlier incarnations of the company. Apple, after all, was born out of the culture of the…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: WinIt lets you fight your parking tickets

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Just say no to parking ticketsThis week’s apps includes an offering that lets you fight parking tickets; there are also transit and photography apps, and much more.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
  • Testing For And With Windows Phone

    Daniel Herken
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Although Windows Phone usage is still low compared with other browsers1 it’s sometimes necessary to test your web work for Internet Explorer Mobile. For web developers, this could be a complication. Testing for the Windows Phone environment is not always optional, but it can be a chore — especially because the version of Internet Explorer that comes with the Windows Phone can be quirky at best. If you’re a developer without a Windows Phone device, you might have to get a little creative to ensure that your websites are being rendered properly. The Nokia Lumia 920. (Image…
  • A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

    Murdoch Carpenter
    18 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Recently, I had a project in which I needed to produce high-fidelity screens for a tablet. I was to present these screens on the device and also produce a clickable prototype. They needed to be pixel-perfect. The timeline was tight (as always), so I went with my go-to tool, Photoshop. I’ve been using it for over ten years, and it gives me the fastest high-quality output. Are you designing at “Retina” resolution in Photoshop? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. I will walk you through the problems I faced in creating Retina mockups to be displayed on a tablet device. I…
  • Sketch With Material Design

    Patrick Keenan
    14 May 2015 | 11:21 pm
    In the past year, adoption of Sketch at Google, where I work at, has taken off and is now a widely preferred tool. The more tools in our belts, the better, so here’s my take on why Sketch and the new material design1 system are a great match. Tools are an extension of our hands, and as such, they should be versatile, quick and intuitive. A lot has changed between the print era of offset presses and the digital era of cross-platform screens. Developers have attempted to adapt our tools, but Sketch is perhaps the most successful app in this regard — its creators have removed the bloat,…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Vincent Versace!

    Brad Moore
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein I have come to believe that my job, why I was put on this earth, is to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Interesting work if you can get it. What I discovered is so long as I stay on this path I (mostly) stay out of trouble. What I have also discovered is that…
  • It’s “Back Up Your Photos Tuesday!”

    Scott Kelby
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now! When I was on the road in LA a few weeks ago I heard yet another heartbreaking story from a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of his photos, and he lost every photo he had taken in the last few years, including family shots — everything — gone forever. Stop whatever you’re doing and right this very minute, and take a few minutes to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one; here’s a link to one of the portable drives I keep with me — it’s a WD…
  • Images From My Trip to Spain

    Scott Kelby
    18 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang — I just posted a few shots from my trip this past week to Valencia. We (my big brother Jeff and me) were only in Valencia one and a half days, and we got just over 5-hours in Madrid. Why so short? We totally messed up our planning — we were supposed to be there three days — the images, and the story, are over at Exposure. Here’s the link If you get a sec, I hope you can check them out. Have a great Monday, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow. Best, -Scott P.S. I’m doing a series on “Features I’d love to see added to Lightroom” and today is…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Get Buggy With It

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! This week we’re focusing (pun intended) on one specialized area of photography, macro or close up photography. True macro photography means that you are close enough to reproduce the subject 1:1 or actual size on the camera sensor (or film). Usually that requires a special macro lens but there are other ways to do it – check out: 3 Ways to Try Macro Photography on a Budget for some ideas. See more examples of bug images…
  • It’s a Bug’s Life – 27 Super Macro Photography Images

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is all about getting close and photographing small things. The tiny world of bugs and insects is perfect for macro photographers as there are always an abundance of them no matter where you live. Let’s see some examples of images by photographers who have delved into the micro world of bugs: ngeblues by Alfian Ismail on 500px hey, it's my reflection by Abidin M Faiz Nur on 500px Share by Miki Asai on 500px…
  • 5 Secrets to Create a Perfect Silhouette Portrait Outdoors

    Alana Orth
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    1) SHOOT LOW AND HEAD TO TOE Place the subject’s entire body, from head to toe, against the sky. In order to do this, you will need to be lower than the subject. You can do this by laying on your back, or stomach, while taking the shot. If you are unable to get low enough, you may need to have your subjects get higher, such as on the very top of a rock, small hill or sand dune. This will hopefully allow you, in most circumstances, to get an angle that places the subject’s entire outline against the sky. You can see a variety of landscapes utilized in the examples below. Hint: It’s so,…
  • 3 Ways to Try Macro Photography on a Budget

    Meredith Clark
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of article on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Has Macro Week here at DPS sparked your interest, but you’re still not sure whether you’re quite ready to invest in a macro lens of your own? If so, then this article is for you! I’ll outline three different ways that you can try out macro on a budget, and possibly even with gear that you already own. Now, before any macro-purists fall off their chairs in disgust, let me say that the techniques outlined in this…
  • How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

    Leanne Cole
    20 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Macro photography is very popular and you will find lots of images, of all sorts of subjects on the internet. People spend a lot of time taking the photos, planning them, setting them up, and getting all the gear they need to get all the shots they want. Then the photos are loaded onto the computer and minimal processing is done to them. With this tutorial we are going to look at how you can get your macro images from this: To this:…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions

    Richard Lawler
    22 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was approved by the House of Representatives ten days ago, but blocked by the Senate tonight (live video stream here). The Section 215 provisions of the Patriot ...
  • Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

    Mariella Moon
    22 May 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping t...
  • Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy

    Timothy J. Seppala
    22 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change b...
  • Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak

    Andrew Tarantola
    22 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden Universit...
  • State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails

    Richard Lawler
    22 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Worried that your own inbox isn't keeping you busy enough? Following a judge's request to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296 of them to its Freedom of Information Act website...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

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

  • UPDATED: Leica issues new statement regarding crashes with Monochrom Raw files in Apple's Photos App

    22 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Leica has updated users of Apple's Photos and Aperture software regarding crashing issues when DNG files from its new Leica Monochrom (typ 246) are opened. The company says that the photo libraries of these applications will not be damaged by these crashes, and that Apple is working on an update that will resolve the issue.  Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile Report on HTC One M9

    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DxOMark Mobile has published their report on the HTC One M9, HTC's latest top-end smartphone. The new model is a touch smaller and thinner than its predecessor, the One M8, but under the hood HTC upgrades the 4MP "ultrapixel" 1/3" BSI sensor of the predecessor to a larger, higher resolution 20MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor. The F2.2 lens provides no optical image stabilization, but the M9 is the first One model capable of recording 4K video. Read our report on DxOMark's findings
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i First Impressions updated with shooting experience

    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    We'd expect image quality from Canon's EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) to be very similar, and so far the 24.2MP APS-C DSLRs haven't surprised us in our studio tests. The real differences between these two models is in the user experience, as the T6s provides advanced touches like a top-panel LCD and rear quick control dial for easier access to exposure settings. We delve into what it's like using each of these cameras in our shooting experience. Read more
  • Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10

    22 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    We've been shooting with a close-to-final version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for a few weeks now, and decided to take a bit of a closer look at this classically-styled interchangeable lens camera. Watch the video
  • Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted

    21 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    At 50X, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 may not have the longest lens in its class, but it is the only superzoom that's weather-sealed and one of the very few with Raw support. Naturally, this means that we did some Raw conversions and shot in in the rain, and you can see the results in our samples gallery. View photos
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 4

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday everybody! Here’s #4 in my on-going series on “What I’d love to see next in Lightroom:” Copy the Type Panel from the Books module over to the Print module  The text options are so incredibly limited in the Print Module — you basically have to use the Identity Plate to do anything, and then once you do you can only do three things: (1) Choose the font (2) the Style [bold, italic, etc.), and (3) choose the Size. That’s it. There’s no leading, tracking, kerning, baseline shift, justification, and all the great controls Adobe already put in the…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Before we roll on to #3 on my wish list, I just wanted to thank everybody who has posted their wish list favorites as comments here. I’m going to compile a list of my favorites from your favorites once we reach the 10th on my list, so keep ‘em coming — there’s some great stuff in there, including some things I didn’t realize i wanted until I read your comments. OK, onto #3 on my wish list which is… #3: I’d love to have a preview of Output Sharpening You get three choices for the amount: Low, Normal, High, and I’d like to see a preview of now each looks before I hit Print (or…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone stands on the market, but every once in awhile, there's one that sets itself apart with a unique form or a rich set of features. The MOS Kick falls into the latter category, offering a stand, screwdriver, bottle opener and tripod connector in a portable package. Developed by the MOS team that's created several other popular products like the MOS Reach power outlet and the MOS cable organizer, the MOS Kick is made from metal so it can withstand being carried on a backpack or in a pocket. We went hands-on with a prototype (hence the small bit of rust)…
  • Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Touch ID Support, Two-Step Verification

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 3.3, adding additional security and convenience features to the app. There's now a "Touch ID" option in the Account section of the app that allows users to enable Touch ID for viewing orders, accessing EasyPay receipts, and making reservations at an Apple Store. Previously, these sections of the app required an Apple ID password to be input whenever they were accessed, but now the app will ask for Touch ID verification in lieu of a password when Touch ID is toggled on. Before the update, Touch ID usage was limited to Apple Pay for…
  • Activité Pop Review: Hands-On With Withings' Simple and Stylish $149 Activity Tracker

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The Apple Watch is fantastic because it lets you receive notifications, communicate with friends, access apps from your iPhone, and record a wealth of activity-related data, but it's also a device that requires a heavy amount of interaction. It demands that you look at your wrist when you receive a notification, it taps you on the arm when you're not standing up every hour, and it often reminds you about your fitness goals. It needs to be charged every night and it has to be taken off with every shower, so in short, it's not a device you can slap on your wrist and forget about. For that…
  • Duet Review: A Premium Two-in-One Stand for Apple Watch and iPhone

    Joe Rossignol
    21 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Given that the Apple Watch has an advertised 18-hours battery life based on mixed usage, chances are that you will be taking off the wrist-worn device each night to charge. Naturally, accessory makers have been quick to jump on the opportunity to create a wide variety of Apple Watch stands for docking the watch on your bedside table or elsewhere. Ahead, we take a closer look at one of them. Antsy Labs has risen to the challenge with a Kickstarter project for Duet, a two-in-one stand for docking the Apple Watch and iPhone together. The stand is machined from a solid block of aluminum, in…
  • Adobe Removing Photoshop Touch From App Store Next Week

    Joe Rossignol
    21 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Adobe has announced that it will remove Photoshop Touch for iPhone and iPad from the App Store and other platforms on May 28. The software company says it will be focusing its mobile efforts on other apps in the Creative Cloud suite, including Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Comp CC, Adobe Shape CC, Adobe Brush CC and Adobe Color CC. In total, the software maker has over 50 apps on the App Store. Adobe also announced that it is working on a new retouching solution for mobile devices called Project Rigel that is expected to be available in late 2015. Adobe product manager Bryan O'Neil…
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    CNN Travel

  • Delta's new safety video is meme-tastic

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    A new Delta safety video will begin showing on May 25, featuring 23 popular YouTube video memesTags: in-flight safety videosDelta
  • Dr. Beach names top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Coastal expert and professor Stephen P. Leatherman, AKA Dr. Beach, issues his annual list of the country's best sands and watersTags: beachesbest beaches
  • Can you name these destinations from the air?

    hiufu
    21 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Do you have top-notch travel knowledge or is it time to jump on that plane again? Find out by taking CNN's quizTags: #CNNInTheAir
  • World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

    Guessy1
    21 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    With 10,000 rooms planned, Abraj Kudai in Saudi Arabia will be the world's largest hotel by room countTags: Meccaworld recordshotelsMiddle East hotels
  • Japan aquariums to stop taking slaughter dolphins

    Guessy1
    21 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Japanese aquariums avoid being thrown out of global industry body by agreeing to stop buying dolphins caught in the controversial Taiji huntTags: marine conservationdolphin showsdolphinsTaiji
 
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