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  • First draft gold can be found in these 3 places

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Writers go through seemingly endless edits to produce a polished piece of work, but before you toss that first draft entirely, check for hidden treasure. The post First draft gold can be found in these 3 places appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dennis Crowley finally has the Foursquare he always wanted

    Mashable
    Christina Warren
    5 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    NEW YORK — For Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, his original vision for the location-based service is finally becoming a reality. Speaking with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Crowley mentioned that one of the original goals of Foursquare was for the service to teach users about things and places they didn't know about as they walked around the world. See also: Foursquare has a new problem: Employees are checking out “That was what we wanted to build in 2009,” Crowley said. “I really thought that stuff was going to work by 2011 or…
  • Why Managing Work-Life Balance Is Harder Than Ever

    Fast Company
    Lydia Dishman
    5 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    A new survey shows that full-time workers all over the world are struggling to manage their personal and professional lives.Despite a plethora of apps, corporate initiatives, and advice, it's never been harder to achieve a work-life balance.Read Full Story
  • Google Ventures’ Bill Maris Says Uber Is The Fastest-Growing Company We’ve Ever Seen

    TechCrunch
    Alex Wilhelm
    5 May 2015 | 8:44 am
     On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Google Venture’s Bill Maris sat down with our own Alexia Tsotsis to dig into his firm’s investments and discuss whether Peter Thiel takes too many supplements in his quest to break the law banning life after 120 years. Read More
  • Telling the truth with charts

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    5 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    A chart tells a story. Explain what's happening in a way that's understood, in a useful, clear presentation that's true. But too many charts fail at this simple but difficult task. Consider this chart of the frightening decline in reading among Americans: It's a mess. It buries the story. It's confusing. First, there's too much data. The 1990 Gallup poll tells us nothing. Second, it goes from new data to old, even though every other table in the world gets newer as you move right. Third, it is too complete, giving us not only the useless "no answer" category but two stats in the middle that…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • First draft gold can be found in these 3 places

    Kate Rinsema
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Writers go through seemingly endless edits to produce a polished piece of work, but before you toss that first draft entirely, check for hidden treasure. The post First draft gold can be found in these 3 places appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Is your business drowning in the rough waters of LinkedIn marketing? [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    5 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    For businesses looking to market to top-tier customers, LinkedIn is the place to be. The post Is your business drowning in the rough waters of LinkedIn marketing? [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 9 mind-blowing biotech & medical jobs of the future

    Kate Rinsema
    5 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    Who needs a nutritionist or dermatologist when you can have a microbe steward at your beck and call, monitoring the balance of your own personal bacteria biome? The post 9 mind-blowing biotech & medical jobs of the future appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Sichuan, China is notorious for having ridiculously spicy food. If you haven't had it, it does more than just burn like fire––it numbs your tongue. Not so much that you can't feel the heat, but just enough so that you can be fooled into eating more than you can handle. Here are some Americans trying to hang. The post Americans try insanely spicy Chinese food [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Metallica played backwards and then reversed is incredible [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 May 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Take a second to wrap your head around this. The musician played "Enter Sandman" backwards. Then he shot a music video for it, also backwards. Then he played the video forwards. The result is surprisingly awesome. Below, you can see the forwards version of the video. The post Metallica played backwards and then reversed is incredible [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Dennis Crowley finally has the Foursquare he always wanted

    Christina Warren
    5 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    NEW YORK — For Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, his original vision for the location-based service is finally becoming a reality. Speaking with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Crowley mentioned that one of the original goals of Foursquare was for the service to teach users about things and places they didn't know about as they walked around the world. See also: Foursquare has a new problem: Employees are checking out “That was what we wanted to build in 2009,” Crowley said. “I really thought that stuff was going to work by 2011 or…
  • Five teams competing for $2 million ocean acidification XPRIZE

    Miriam Kramer
    5 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Five teams are still in the running to potentially win more than $1 million for sensors designed to help measure one of the most widespread but mysterious aspects of global warming: the oceans’ changing chemistry. The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE was launched to find new ideas for sensors that will accurately measure ocean acidification. Emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests are altering the chemistry of the world’s oceans, potentially affecting the health of sea creatures, underwater ecosystems and the livelihoods of the people that…
  • Met Gala 2015: See all the best looks in under 3 minutes

    Chris Grasinger
    5 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    The annual Met Gala on Monday night, which had a theme of "China: Through the Looking Glass," is widely considered one of fashion's biggest nights. From Rihanna's omelette-like dress train to Anne Hathaway's gold hoodie, you can watch all the red carpet highlights — without having fought the crowds. Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black recreated the 'More Than Words' video, shot for shot Arnold Schwarzenegger acts out all of his movies in 6 minutes Watch the early days of Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's improv Man balances on BB-8 while playing flame-shooting bagpipes for Star Wars Day Read more...
  • In Bethenny Frankel's world, every day is Cinco de Mayo

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    5 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    This is not your mother's margarita. It's no secret that reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel knows her way around the bar. In fact, she has built a Skinnygirl emptire of cocktails and snacks stemming from the success of her signature drink, the low-calorie Skinnygirl margarita See also: Reality star Bethenny Frankel tells woman it's okay to cry in business Because it's Cinco de Mayo — and because it's sharp-witted, sassy-tongued Bethenny — you're in for a little spice In what she calls the #sorrynotsorry margarita and references a chili-infused "rim job," here's a…
  • A tiny NSFW surprise was hiding on FKA twigs' Met Gala dress

    Laura Vitto
    5 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    There was a lot of skin showing on the Met Gala red carpet, but Queen of Not Caring FKA twigs may have been the only celebrity to show off a penis. FKA twigs in Christopher Kane, with Robert Pattinson.Image: Evan Agostini/Associated PressSee also: Met Gala 2015: All the looks from fashion's biggest red carpet The musician wore a lace Christopher Kane dress from the designer's Fall 2015 collection, which depicts the colorful outlines of nude figures entwined with one another It was chic, unexpected and adorned with an embroidered dong. Bow down. Image: Evan Agostini/Associated PressHave…
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  • Why Managing Work-Life Balance Is Harder Than Ever

    Lydia Dishman
    5 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    A new survey shows that full-time workers all over the world are struggling to manage their personal and professional lives.Despite a plethora of apps, corporate initiatives, and advice, it's never been harder to achieve a work-life balance.Read Full Story
  • Why We Still Don't Have Cheap, Customizable 3-D Printed Shoes For All

    Julie Taraska
    5 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Today, 3-D printed shoes are luxury experiments. Here's what it'll take to make shoes people actually want (and can afford) to wear.The premise was promising. United Nude, a footwear company known for its experimental designs, enlisted five industry heavyweights to create 3D-printed high heels that pushed the limits of the technology. Partner 3D Systems would manufacture up to 50 pairs of each style, making them the de facto first commercial runs of 3D-printed shoes. It's stupid to 3-D print an entire shoe.Read Full Story
  • This Man Turned His Dirty Laundry Nightmare Into A Startup

    John Paul Titlow
    5 May 2015 | 2:58 am
    Cleanly is a Y Combinator startup that wants to take the pain out of urban laundry.When Tom Harari moved to Brooklyn from Philadelphia, he had no idea what a nightmare his dirty underwear would become.Read Full Story
  • How To Make Yourself Unforgettable

    Stephanie Vozza
    5 May 2015 | 2:06 am
    In person, online, in your words and actions: Here's how to become one of those people that everyone remembers.Deep down, we all just want to be remembered.Read Full Story
  • The Growing Business Of Detecting Unconscious Bias

    Vivian Giang
    5 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    With such dismal diversity numbers, some employers have realized that they can't trust their own judgment anymore.Did you know that using phrases like "a proven track record" on job postings result in more male applicants, whereas "a passion for learning" attracts female applicants?Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Google Ventures’ Bill Maris Says Uber Is The Fastest-Growing Company We’ve Ever Seen

    Alex Wilhelm
    5 May 2015 | 8:44 am
     On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Google Venture’s Bill Maris sat down with our own Alexia Tsotsis to dig into his firm’s investments and discuss whether Peter Thiel takes too many supplements in his quest to break the law banning life after 120 years. Read More
  • Volkswagen’s Apple Watch App Will Notify You When Your Teen Driver Speeds

    Kyle Russell
    5 May 2015 | 7:42 am
     German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced that it’s joining the ranks of companies offering up an Apple Watch app to go along with its broader mobile service. Read More
  • The Next Apple TV Could Get A Touch-Friendly Remote Redesign

    Darrell Etherington
    5 May 2015 | 7:27 am
     Apple’s next Apple TV is rumored to be breaking cover in just a few short weeks at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference it hosts in San Francisco, and said device could also come bundled with a brand new redesigned remote control. The remote redesign will include a touch pad, according to the New York Times, which would allow people to scroll and navigate. Apple declined to comment… Read More
  • Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon Predicts 10 NYC Unicorns In A Half Decade

    Alex Wilhelm
    5 May 2015 | 7:06 am
     Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, our own Ryan Lawler sat down with Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz to dig into the investor’s strategy and how successful the New York technology scene will prove in the next few years. According to Dixon, New York, a technology scene that can’t be called ‘up and coming,’ will create 10 $1 billion companies in the next three to… Read More
  • Snapchat Tries To Jumpstart Discover By Letting You Send Clips To Friends

    Josh Constine
    5 May 2015 | 7:03 am
     Snapchat’s Discover feature feels like the awkward guy in a nice suit at a casual party. Discover’s professionally made content from CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, and others is too polished to be naturally bolted onto the app. But Snapchat’s not giving up on Discover despite reports that viewership is down 30 percent to 50 percent since its launch in January. Today… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Telling the truth with charts

    Seth Godin
    5 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    A chart tells a story. Explain what's happening in a way that's understood, in a useful, clear presentation that's true. But too many charts fail at this simple but difficult task. Consider this chart of the frightening decline in reading among Americans: It's a mess. It buries the story. It's confusing. First, there's too much data. The 1990 Gallup poll tells us nothing. Second, it goes from new data to old, even though every other table in the world gets newer as you move right. Third, it is too complete, giving us not only the useless "no answer" category but two stats in the middle that…
  • Are you certain that you're trapped?

    Seth Godin
    4 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    To be actually trapped is to have no options, no choices, no possible outcomes other than the one you fear. Most of the time, when we think we're trapped, we're actually unhappy with the short-term consequences of making a choice. Make the choice, own the outcome and you can start in a new place. This is often frightening and painful, which is one reason it might be easier to pretend that we're actually trapped.        
  • (re)Radical

    Seth Godin
    3 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    At the congregation down the street, they're doing things the way they've done them for the last few hundred years. Every week, people come, attracted by familiarity, by the family and friends around them, part of a tribe. And just past that building is another one, a different tribe, where the tradition is more than a thousand years old. This is not so different from that big company that used to be an internet startup, but all the original team members have long left the building. Work tomorrow has a lot in common with work yesterday, and the safety of it all is comforting. Che, Jefferson,…
  • The angry teenager (your customer?, your boss?)

    Seth Godin
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    You’ve probably met one. You might have a boss who is one, or customers who act that way. Someone doesn’t have to be in high school to act like a teenager. (Teenagers are supposed to act like that, it's their job. When adults act like this, though, it can get really ugly.) The angry teenager believes that rage is always justified. He rejects the rational approach, replacing it with hot flashes of belief instead. Facts matter little when they can so easily be replaced by emotion. The angry teenager doesn’t want to talk through an issue, he just wants to yell about it. He doesn’t care…
  • Discovery fatigue

    Seth Godin
    1 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    When Napster first hit the scene, people listened to as many different songs as they could. It was a feast of music discovery, fueled by access and curiosity. Now, the typical Spotify user listens to music inside a smaller comfort zone. When blogs were fresh and new, we subscribed to them by the hundreds, exploring, learning and seeking more. Over time, many people stopped following the outbound links. When Twitter was new, just about anything seemed worthy of a retweet. Not so much for many people today. And podcasts are already starting to fill people up, making us feel like we don't have…
 
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    WIRED

  • Yeah, the Apple Watch Scratches—All Stainless Steel Watches Do

    Brian Barrett
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Should a luxury item you paid hundreds of dollars for be so susceptible to scarring? As a matter of fact, it should. The post Yeah, the Apple Watch Scratches—All Stainless Steel Watches Do appeared first on WIRED.
  • Opinion: Facebook’s Internet.org Isn’t the Internet, It’s Facebooknet

    Josh Levy
    5 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Internet.org users could get stuck on a separate and unequal path to internet connectivity, which will serve to widen---not narrow---the digital divide. The post Opinion: Facebook’s Internet.org Isn’t the Internet, It’s Facebooknet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Did College Ruin Tequila for You? Give It Another Shot

    Adam Rogers
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tequila-makers have to answer a tough question: How do I turn starch from my ingredient (agave) into sugar that yeast will eat? The post Did College Ruin Tequila for You? Give It Another Shot appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Internet of Anything: Brain Monitors Are Going Mainstream, Despite Skepticism

    Klint Finley
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Volleyball player Kerri Walsh recently added a new routine to her training regimen. She plays games on her iPad with a portable brain monitor strapped to her head. The post The Internet of Anything: Brain Monitors Are Going Mainstream, Despite Skepticism appeared first on WIRED.
  • Andrew Ng: Why ‘Deep Learning’ Is a Mandate for Humans, Not Just Machines

    Caleb Garling
    5 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    If venture capital and research funding are any indication, artificial intelligence will play a leading role in shaping our future. And few tech innovators in the private or public sector have been as prominent in defining that role as Andrew Ng, chief scientist at China’s search giant Baidu. Ng has taught AI at Stanford, led […] The post Andrew Ng: Why ‘Deep Learning’ Is a Mandate for Humans, Not Just Machines appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Easy Ways for Bloggers to Use Keywords to Drive Traffic

    Guest Blogger
    5 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    This is a guest contribution from Nick Rojas. The world of web promotion and search engine optimization has never been a consistent one. Constantly changing Google results algorithms compete with tricky marketers in what is essentially an arms race, with each side trying to gain a lasting advantage against the other. However, though the tools change constantly, the battleground stays the same. We’re talking about keyword research. Every time a Google update levels the playing field again, it comes back to this: if you create high quality content that people read, you will gain prominence in…
  • 3 Places Your Best Ideas Are Hiding In Your First Drafts

    Darren Rowse
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many bloggers write drafts and then ‘edit’ their writing – but ‘revising’ is a little different and is definitely a good exercise. Today I came across a great short video by Beth Dunn from Hubspot that was recorded earlier in the year at the Inbound conference. In the video Beth talks about ‘fixing your writing’ by learning to ‘revise’ your work. There’s lots of take home points in this video but what resonated with me most were the three points Beth makes about the places in your first drafts that your best ideas often hide (at…
  • 3 Ways Scheduling Will Make You a Better Blogger

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Do you feel a bit like a slave to your social media? Always thinking about your next blog post, forgetting to respond to that guy on Twitter, and never Pinning at the right time? I know what it’s like to always feel like you’re running to catch up, instead of being in control of how and where you spend your time. There’s nothing wrong with flying by the seat of your pants and only writing or hanging out on social media when inspiration strikes – if it works for you. If you’ve found that’s a little too chaotic to be sustainable long-term, then you’ll…
  • 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

    Guest Blogger
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
      This is a guest contribution from Brian Burt. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” That popular bit of wisdom has a timeless ring of truth to it, but we may want to update it for the internet age. “Whatever you are, be a digital marketer” might be more apt in this era, when nearly everything that matters happens online. The new reality is that in order to be marketable in any field, you need to sharpen your digital marketing chops. Whether you’re an administrative assistant or a CEO, you can be a better version if you have a basic foundation in web marketing. 7 Digital…
  • 6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    Guest Blogger
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    This is a guest contribution from Eric Rardin. Managing a nonprofit is already more than a full-time job. Often, when operating on shoestring budgets to make a dent in large-scale, intractable problems like poverty or human rights, writing up a few hundred words for a blog post can seem like the least important of the myriad to-dos. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! For your supporters, your organization’s blog is a window into your world. It showcases what matters to you, how you’re achieving your mission, and provides insight into the type of organization you…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Dropbox is adding some functionality to its iOS app today, with a new view of recently opened files,

    Andy Orin
    5 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Dropbox is adding some functionality to its iOS app today, with a new view of recently opened files, the ability to leaves comment via iPhone or iPad, and in the coming weeks, you’ll be able to create Office documents right in the app. Read more on the Dropbox blog.Read more...
  • io9 Bruce Timm Reacts To Suicide Squad’s Live-Action Harley Quinn | Jalopnik Yes, These Idiots Went

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    5 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    io9 Bruce Timm Reacts To Suicide Squad’s Live-Action Harley Quinn | Jalopnik Yes, These Idiots Went Off Roading With A Lowrider | Jezebel All the Wild, Potentially Disastrous and Boring Gowns of Met Gala 2015 | Kotaku Arnold Schwarzenegger Acts Out All His Classics In Six Minutes |Read more...
  • Remove Stains from Stainless Steel Cookware with Cream of Tartar

    Walter Glenn
    5 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    You can scrub as much as you want, but some stains and discoloration just won’t come off of your stainless steel cookware with scrubbing alone. Fortunately, you can brighten those pans up with some cream of tartar. Read more...
  • GOG Galaxy is a DRM-Free Steam Alternative in Open Beta Now

    Eric Ravenscraft
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s easy to forget that there are other PC game services beyond Steam . GOG (formerly Good Old Games) has made a name for itself selling older software, but now it’s stepping up to the major leagues with a DRM-free alternative to Steam’s software, called GOG Galaxy.Read more...
  • Give Your Old Mattress New Life With Discounted Memory Foam Toppers

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    5 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    If you’re not totally thrilled with your mattress, but not fed up enough to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new one, a good memory foam topper might be just what you need to give it a few more years of useful life. Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • 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 things by…
  • 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.
  • How to Pick Advisors

    Guy Kawasaki
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Once upon a time there were two engineering PhDs who were clueless about how to start a company. All they knew how to do was code. They were so desperate for money and adult supervision that when an experienced businessperson showed interest and offered to help raise money, they, in their own words, “followed him like dogs.” However, this adult didn’t know much about tech startups and caused them to make many mistakes in legal and financial matters. They parted ways but only after much aggravation and the significant legal expense of undoing incorrect decisions. This is not an unusual…
  • Pictures from my trip to Berlin

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    After my visit to Stuttgart, I went to Berlin to speak for Russell Reynolds. Berlin is a very interesting city with many places to visit. The post Pictures from my trip to Berlin appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Pictures from my trip to @Porsche

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    These are pictures from the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. I even got a ride in a 918! The post Pictures from my trip to @Porsche appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • CBS Sports and USA NOW Channels Now Available on Apple TV

    Joe Rossignol
    5 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    The Apple TV has gained two new channels today CBS Sports and USA NOW, bringing on-demand sports, drama, comedy, sitcoms and more programming to the set-top box in the United States. The new channels should be appearing on the Apple TV for all users beginning today, with USA NOW requiring cable-based authentication for most content and CBS Sports offering free sports clips for all users. CBS Sports for Apple TV The new channels arrive less than six weeks before Apple is expected to announce its next-generation Apple TV alongside a full-fledged streaming TV service at WWDC in June. The new…
  • Third-Party Apple Watch Bands May Be Coming Soon Following Launch of New Guidelines

    Husain Sumra
    4 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Apple today debuted a new developer site (via Macotakara) titled "Creating Bands for Apple Watch", which includes band design guidelines for third-party companies looking to make bands for the Apple Watch. The design guidelines include requirements for the bands to achieve Apple certification in the new Made for Apple Watch program, which is similar to the already established Made for iPhone program. Apple Watch bands are easily changed with simple release buttons and lugs that secure the band to the Apple Watch case. When creating your custom bands, refer to the band design guidelines and…
  • Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include 'Touch Pad' for Scrolling

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Apple's next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports The New York Times, citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans. Described as being "slightly thicker" than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a "touch pad" that will be used for scrolling, along with two physical buttons. The touch pad will likely replace the circular click-wheel style control that's on the existing remote, giving users an easier way to scroll through content on the Apple TV. Currently, navigating through content on a channel like Netflix with the…
  • Apple Hires New General Contractor for Apple Campus 2, Sparking Delay Speculation

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    As construction on its "spaceship" campus in Cupertino continues, Apple has hired a new general contractor, sparking rumors questioning whether the new campus will be finished by the company's prospective 2016 completion date. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Silicon Valley company Rudolph & Sletten Inc. will take on the buildout of the Campus 2's interior structure, a job that was previously thought to be going to DPR Construction Co. and Skanska USA, the two companies heading up the construction project. Most recent image of the ongoing construction of Apple Campus 2, from…
  • GE to Create Intelligent LED Lightbulbs Compatible with Apple HomeKit

    Juli Clover
    4 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    GE today announced plans to take advantage of Apple's HomeKit platform, creating intelligent, color-changing LED lightbulbs that will interface with iOS devices. GE's HomeKit-compatible LED lightbulbs will include GE's Align technology, which aims to improve sleep through controlling blue light output at critical times. During the day, the Align technology is able to mimic daylight to suppress the production of melatonin for a more awake feeling, adding bright blue tones to white light, and at night, blue light is reduced to promote melatonin production and avoid disrupting circadian sleep…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • 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…
  • How Online Courses Changed My Business

    Chris Brogan
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    I’ve been teaching online courses for the last three or four years. When I started out, it was because Julien Smith told me that I ought to teach people how to create their own blog topics. That evolved into Blog Topics: The Master Class, and since then, I’ve launched a dozen or so more. Continue ReadingThe post How Online Courses Changed My Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • My New Blendtec Designer 725

    Chris Brogan
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The folks at Blendtec sent me a Designer 725 super duper high tech smart blender. As a fitness and health guy, it’s a pretty cool thing to own. My parents own a competing brand of blender, and I’ve owned a much less expensive blender that I used to use to make smoothies until it died after about a year. So it was neat to get the chance to try it out. Blendtec Designer 725 For those of you who ask such things, I was not paid to write a review. They didn’t even ask me to write a review (which was weird, because they sent me a pretty expensive blender to mess around with). Yes,…
  • My Ideal Buyer Partner

    Chris Brogan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    The people who work best with me are trying to grow their business. They may or may not be employees of some other company, but they want to grow their business, their part of the story. They are looking for next-level advantages. Continue ReadingThe post My Ideal Buyer Partner appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • An Ebook on Authority

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I was asked by Lee Odden to contribute to an ebook that relates to the upcoming Authority Rainmaker conference. I would’ve said yes anyway, but they added to the story that Henry Rollins was going to be in this same ebook. Having read most of Henry’s books, to actually be on some other page in the same book as him was reason enough. The fact that the information’s really useful? Well, that’s another thing. Continue ReadingThe post An Ebook on Authority appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Why #VanityMetrics Are Worthless (and What Really Matters)

    Hugh MacLeod
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s been a bad couple of weeks for Web 2.0. The original queen of mommy bloggers, Dooce, is retiring from blogging. And blogging’s original crown prince, Jason Kottke is having similar thoughts. For no other reason than what used to seem like a decent business model (ad-driven, independent blogging) isn’t so much anymore. Across town, Twitter just lost billions of dollars in market cap, for pretty similar reasons — Web 2.0 just isn’t as valuable a place to spend time as it used to be. At least, not for people hoping to make money. According to McKinsey,…
  • Showrunner Short: Why Color Psychology Matters for Your Branding

    Rainmaker.FM
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are many elements to take into account when you are determining how you will brand your podcast. Don’t overlook the psychological impact of the colors you choose. In this Showrunner Short, Jerod Morris delivers a quick lesson on the oft-overlooked importance of color psychology in podcast branding. It matters both for your podcast’s artwork and for the overall branding of your platform. How do you want your content to make your audience feel? What kind of emotional connection are you trying to make? Your color choices should fall in line with the answers to these questions.
  • A Much Better Revenue Model for Podcasting

    Rainmaker.FM
    4 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s the new thing: 1. Start a podcast. 2. Attract an audience. 3. ??? 4. Profit! Sounds a lot like blogging in 2006. Problem is, with the exception of a few huge sites, it didn’t really work out that way for most bloggers. Which is why thinking in terms of content marketing and developing your own products took off in that field. Brian Clark will admit that the prospects for good revenue from audio ads — when done correctly — are much better than banner ads and AdSense were for bloggers. So there’s no reason why working with the right sponsors shouldn’t be…
  • Greg Hickman on Working Backwards and the Journey to $20,000 Per Month

    Rainmaker.FM
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur on the path to success. In fact, if you visit his website, you can follow him on his journey from zero to earning $20,000 per month. He is a mobile marketing consultant, entrepreneur, podcaster, speaker, coach, and advisor. In September 2013, he quit his job and made the move from corporate employee to entrepreneur. His journey, along with its bumps and struggles, is one that many of us can relate to. He is currently the co-host of Zero to Scale and the host of Mobile-Friendly, two podcasts worth checking out. Now, let’s…
  • The Professional Way to Proofread Your Writing When You Don’t Have Time

    Rainmaker.FM
    4 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    In this episode of Editor-in-Chief, learn how to perform a power proofreading. It’s like power napping or a power lunch: You extract a substantial benefit from a brief activity. It takes time to produce your best work. If you don’t have time, do this … In this 20-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman talks about: An important question she forgot to ask Demian Farnworth during their conversation on Editor-in-Chief Why proofreading is a profession in its own right How you should respond if people devalue your online business What 108 sun salutations can teach…
 
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    Macworld

  • Get ready to personalize your Apple Watch with Apple-approved bands

    5 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Apple just invited third-party accessory makers to design Apple Watch bands with the launch of its Made for Apple Watch program.Apple already sells its own interchangeable bands, but the options and price points are limited, and some of the straps only go well with (or are designed just for) specific Apple Watch models. With the watch’s release buttons and lugs—the band attachments that Apple will soon open up to accessory makers—Apple Watch owners will be able to swap in bands for every occasion. Apple Apple makes interchangeable bands, but the selection is limited.To read this article…
  • New Apple TV might have a touch pad remote

    5 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    The remote control on the next Apple TV will reportedly trade an ultra-svelte figure for one that supports touch controls.Citing an unnamed “employee briefed on the product,” the New York Times claims that the Apple TV remote will include a touch pad for scrolling through menus, and will also have two physical buttons. As a result, the remote will be chunkier than the existing version (pictured above), with a similar thickness to the remote for Amazon’s Echo speaker.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 'Never Settle' trial lets Verizon customers trial T-Mobile's network risk-free

    5 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    T-Mobile used to be just cocky, now it’s actively trolling the competition. On Tuesday, the “Un-carrier” announced a new, not-really-a-deal aimed exclusively at Verizon customers called the “Never Settle Trial,” which runs from Wednesday, May 13 to Sunday, May 31.The name is a shot at Verizon’s latest advertising campaign entitled “Flipside Stories,” which includes the hashtag #NeverSettle. The point of Verizon’s campaign is to argue that if you’re not on Verizon then you’re missing out on the “nation’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network.”T-Mobile sees it a…
  • Meaningless: Words have officially lost all meaning

    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Throw out your dictionaries because the first five rows may get nonsensed on this ride! Oh, that doesn’t make any sense? Yeah, well, neither does this piece by USA Today’s Matt Krantz. ”Analyst: Apple Watch launch was ‘botched’” (tip o’ the antlers to Joe Tomasone) Krantz might have a vested interest in seeing the Apple Watch flop, having previously predicted that the Microsoft Band would run circles around it. There’s probably some fitness pun in there but the Macalope’s brain hurts to much to think of it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The PowerBook G4 Titanium still looks great next to today's MacBook Air

    5 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    I remember spending a lot of time in my early teenage years being disappointed that films, books, music and comedy I’d been told were staggeringly innovative and utterly amazing actually struck me as lame and clichéd when I made time to watch, read and listen to them. Then one day, realization dawned: the only reason they seemed so dull to me was that everything since had copied them. So it is with the original PowerBook G4. To modern eyes, it might just look like a pretty generic laptop. Put it next to the 2008 15-inch MacBook Pro I’m typing this on, and they look more similar than they…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Form Inputs: The Browser Support Issue You Didn’t Know You Had

    Aaron Ladage
    5 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    The lowly form input. It’s been a part of HTML for as long as HTML has had a formal specification1; but before HTML5, developers were hamstrung by its limited types and attributes. As the use of smartphones and their on-screen keyboards has flourished, however, inputs have taken on a new and incredibly important role — but they’re also riddled with browser and device inconsistencies. The eight original input types were brilliant in their simplicity. (Well, OK, maybe <input type="image"> hasn’t aged very well.) Think about it: By inserting a single element in your markup, you…
  • Extending In Sass Without Creating A Mess

    David Khourshid
    4 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    The @extend directive in Sass is a powerful directive that facilitates the sharing of rules and relationships between selectors. However, it can produce undesirable side effects if it is not carefully implemented. Thankfully, there are many strategies for using @extend effectively that can prevent these side effects and produce clean, organized CSS. By examining @extend in detail and exploring these various strategies, you can: accurately predict exactly what happens when you use @extend, and make more informed decisions about when to use a @mixin and when to use @extend, to ensure optimal…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: May 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for May 2015. Both…
  • Design Principles: Compositional Flow And Rhythm

    Steven Bradley
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    When someone lands on a page of your site what do you want that person to do? Where do you want them to look? What information do you want your visitors to notice and in what order? Ideally, you want people to see your most important information first and your next most important information second. You want potential customers to see the copy that will convince them to buy before they see the “Buy Now” button. You want people to be presented with the right information at the right time, and one way to do that is to control the flow of your composition1. Compositional flow…
  • Creating A Complete Web App In Foundation For Apps

    Stephen Saucier
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Foundation for Apps is a new single-page app1 framework from Zurb that is closely related to Foundation 5 (also known as Foundation for Sites, a widely used front-end framework). It’s built around AngularJS and a flexbox grid framework. It’s intended to make creating a web app very quick and simple, enabling us to quickly start writing the code that’s unique to our application, rather than boilerplate. Because Foundation for Apps was only released at the end of 2014, it hasn’t yet seen widespread usage, so there are few good sources of information on using the framework. This…
 
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  • My Photo Book From Last Week’s Trip to The South of France

    Scott Kelby
    5 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Hi gang. Here’s a few pages from the photo book I always create after a trip (I made the book in Lightroom’s Book module). The area we were mostly in is the French Riviera, but there it’s called the Côte d’Azur and that sounds a lot fancier so I went with that for the name of my book, even though we would up taking a day trip to Italy (where we went to in Italy was just 3-1/2 hours by car). Anyway, I was pretty light on the photography this trip – I did a lot of relaxing and just sightseeing – In six days I only took 1,057 shots total, including a lot of…
  • I’m Back From The South of France

    Scott Kelby
    4 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Bonjour, mon ami! We’re back from a week in the South of France (our base was in Cap-Ferrat, which is right between Monaco and Nice, France). [photo above in front of the casino in Monaco by Kleber Stephenson]. We snuck away for a week with another couple for some vacation, and we just had an absolute blast! The weather was mostly beautiful, and we even snuck a day trip down to Portofino, Italy and then to Vernazza in Cinque Terre (we put some serious miles on our rental car). I put together a photo book on the flight home, and I hope to share that here tomorrow (either that, or an…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photoshop World Vegas – Stay Where The Instructors Stay! Coming to Photoshop World Vegas in August? You’ll want to stay where the Conference is, where the After Hours Party is, where Midnight Madness is, where the Meetup is, where Birds of a Feather is, and where the Art of Photography is held… Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino! You can find all the reservation info on Mandalay Bay and its all-suite sister property The Delano at PhotoshopWorld.com. And if you haven’t already registered, don’t wait because there’s only 12 DAYS LEFT before ticket prices increase…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Leo Trevino!

    Brad Moore
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, my name is Leo Trevino. My wife Brittany and I run a wedding photo/cinema company in Tampa, FL called Rad Red Creative. Recently, Brad graciously asked if I would be comfortable sharing a burglary/theft experience we went through in early February of this year. Sure, it’s an incredibly-terrible-devastating experience to have, but we both earned an enormous amount of wisdom from it and today I hope to impart some of that wisdom unto you. Alright here we go; it was a dark and stormy Monday morning (no really it was) on Feb. 9th of this year.
  • Some Quick Tuesday Photography Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    7 Beautiful Places to Celebrate Planet Earth I did a post over at CocaCola’s Journey’s website for Earth Day last week on some beautiful places to visit (and shoot, of course), but I didn’t do your average places — I tried to do some places most folks might not consider at first (like Lookout Mountain and Rock City, shown above). If you have a moment, here’s the link.  My Advice for New Photographers I did a short interview over at WPPI’s excellent Rangefinder magazine, and while we talked about a few different topics, one thing we did touch on was some…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Contest – Win a Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro All-In-One Zoom Lens

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    5 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Over the last few years here at dPS, we’ve run very some very popular competitions with our partners to give away some of their great photographic products to lucky dPS readers. We are lucky enough to be able to do it again this week. For this contest, Tamron is giving away a Macro All-In-One Zoom Lens Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro This prize is designed to help every level of photographer create BETTER pictures. Tamron is the world’s most awarded photographic lens line. Here’s what you, our dPS reader, could win: Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro – Retail Value $629 For…
  • Composition and Learning to See

    Bobby Baker
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    How many times have you captured the perfect picture, only to download it and discover a rogue tree branch jutting into your frame from the side, or a random person’s head sneaking into your foreground? At one time or another, maybe even often, it’s happened to all of us – and it’s a bad habit that’s easy to repeat if we allow it. Let’s call this photo ailment of ours blind excitement; letting the excitement of our subject blind us to all other elements that are in our frame. Is there a cure? Absolutely. “On The Dock” – There was a lot going on here,…
  • How to See the Light for Portraits: A Quick Tip for Beginners

    Meredith Clark
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a beginning photographer, one of the easiest ways to move from taking average snapshots to more professional looking portraits is to develop a good understanding of light. Harsh and uneven lighting can often be distracting and make the photograph look amateur, whereas even lighting allows the viewer to focus solely on the subject and is more visually appealing. Spending some time learning about the exposure triangle, the quality and direction of light is a great first step, something that I highly recommend to everyone. That said, even if you understand the theoretical aspects of light, it…
  • 5 Reasons a Pro Photographer Sometimes Regrets Going Pro

    Mike Randolph
    3 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following your dream is not always easy. Actually, it’s never easy. To be frank, I think the only way you can achieve a dream goal is to leave yourself no other choice. You can’t say, for instance, “I’ll try this for a while and see how it goes.” because you’ll always find a reason (often a pretty good one) to give up and do something else. You have to be fully committed. That makes it easier decision-wise, because you literally leave yourself no other choice but to keep going forward. But the process itself is still very hard. So, that’s what I did and now I take pictures for a…
  • Video Share – Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less money. In this first one he offers eight photography hacks to help you while you’re out on the road: Welding glass as a neutral density filter Macro extension tubes instead of a macro lens 2x teleconverter to extend the range of your lenses Tripod/monopod combination (he mentions he uses one of the 3-Legged Thing models) Trigger Trap remote release Camera cap case WiFi EyeFi memory cards The Crop Sensor advantage Watch the whole video…
 
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  • Comcast burned $336 million trying to buy Time Warner Cable

    Jon Fingas
    5 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Comcast's failed bid for Time Warner Cable didn't just leave egg on the company's face -- it was also horrendously expensive. The cable giant's latest earnings suggest that it chewed through a total of $336 million in "transaction-related costs" for ...
  • Rockets, flirting and bruised egos on Steam Early Access

    Jessica Conditt
    5 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Steam launched its Early Access program in 2013, allowing developers to publish and sell incomplete, in-progress builds of their games on the internet's largest digital distribution hub. And publish they did -- by May 2014, more games had launched on...
  • Dropbox for iOS will create Microsoft Office files from scratch

    Jon Fingas
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you've ever wanted to start a report on your iPhone and save it straight to Dropbox, you're in luck. The cloud storage outfit is rolling out an iOS update in the next few weeks that allows you to create Microsoft Office documents and save them onl...
  • Former Pixar developer builds a plug-and-play hobbyist board

    Daniel Cooper
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    You won't know Erin Tomson by name, but she's one of the minds that helped build the tools that Pixar uses to make its movies. Now, the developer has left the studio to found Modulo Labs, a startup that wants to take the intimidation factor out of ma...
  • Engadget giveaway: win a gaming headset and sound bar courtesy of Polk!

    Jon Turi
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week's giveaway goes out to all the Xbox One owners out there (and even future adopters). Polk Audio collaborated with Microsoft to fine tune some of its gaming-centric gear and we've got a set of prize packages for a few lucky Engadget readers....
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    Strobist

  • 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.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

  • Apple Digital Camera Raw 6.04 extends support to Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R and Panasonic CM1

    4 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Apple has extended system-wide Raw support for 14 additional cameras, including Canon's newest flagship DSLRs. Digital Camera Raw 6.04 also brings Raw support to OS X Yosemite for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone, Nikon D7200 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II among others. Read more
  • Sony owns an estimated 40.2 percent share of the image sensor market

    4 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    According to market research estimates, in 2014 Sony made 40.2 percent of all image sensors, leaving its rivals in the sector far behind. There's no doubt that a lucrative Apple contract has helped put Sony ahead of the competition, as it earns approximately $20 for each iPhone sold. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger

    3 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    DPR regular Steve Badger says that there's 'no excuse to be bored' when there's a camera at hand. His love of photography began when he borrowed a friend's superzoom, and eventually invested in a DSLR system. His home on the east coast of Australia provides plenty of spectacular scenery, but he's eager to travel and grow as a photographer. See gallery
  • Let me try to address that...

    3 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    A quick look at the effect of sensor size and pixel size on noise.
  • Artists create imaginary-friend Selfie Arm for lone travelers

    2 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    US artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee have created a selfie stick designed to enable lone travelers to shoot selfies that appear to have been taken by a traveling companion. The Selfie Arm is a false arm and hand with a smartphone bracket attached just beyond the elbow. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Adobe releases free bug-fix update to Lightroom CC/6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    5 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Hi gang – a couple days ago Adobe released a free bug/fix update to Lightroom CC (and LR6) and it mostly addresses a problem some users are experiencing when launching Lightroom. Anyway, it’s a free update: just go under Lightroom’s Help menu and choose Updates and the Adobe Application Manager window will appear where you can download the update. So far, my copy of Lightroom (which is just like your copy of Lightroom), has been running great with no problems, but like with any update, there are some folks that, for some reason, are having some issues (crashing, sluggish…
  • Create an “iPhoto-look” Custom Page Layout For Lightroom’s Books Module

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    Mornin’ everybody! It’s probably just me, but I really liked some of the page layouts that were in Apple’s iPhoto photo books feature, and one in particular that I liked was kind of an artsy-looking page, with lots of white space, kind of a slightly cropped horizontal image area, and three rows of text under the photo for a file name, caption, and description. I missed that layout in Lightroom, so I opened iPhoto – moved the two programs so I could see both at once, and I remade the book page layout in Lightroom and saved it as a Custom Page (whew!). Anyway,…
  • The New Episode of “The Lightroom Show” is Here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    After last Friday’s late release (ahem), we thought we’d better this one up early! Of course, we’re including some of the new stuff in Lightroom CC, but most of our readers don’t have the new version yet, so there’s still lots of stuff in this episode you can use in any recent version of Lightroom. Hope you find the show helpful (and thanks to everyone who posts topics here for future shows —it helps RC and I a lot when we’re putting together the outlines for each week’s show). Just a heads up Traditionally when we launch a show like this, we do a…
  • Brush affects with LR CC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    With the New Lightroom CC update, you can now use the brush to add or subtract affects to specific areas.  Now you can use the gradient tool and the radial filter tool more often, even when there are objects or people in the way that would normally get smeared with the same affect that you may only want applied to the sky. One of my favorite new ways to use this is to apply quick blur affects that I would normally go to Photoshop to apply. Here is the beginning image… Hogwarts at Universal (Island of Adventure) Now apply a gradient with just a touch of darker exposure and negative…
  • 3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you. O and G : The G key will always bring you to Grid view in Lightroom – so we already know that one. The O key will bring you into People view. If you have your people scanning turned off in Activity center, this is the only time that the scanning will take place. Shift O: Once you have a stack of images collected in either the named or unnamed section, you’ll need to name them. You can…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Pay Gains 24 More Participating Issuers in United States

    Joe Rossignol
    5 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    Apple updated its Apple Pay participating issuers list today with 24 additional banks, credit unions and financial institutions supporting the contactless payment service in the United States. Apple Pay now has nearly 250 participating issuers nationwide, and several hundred more plan to support the NFC-based mobile payment service in the future. The full list of new Apple Pay participating issuers is reflected below, although it's worth noting that some banks, credit unions and financial institutions listed may have already had support for the contactless payments service for quite some time…
  • Volkswagen Debuts Connected Car App on Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Following in the line of automobile companies offering connected Apple Watch apps to control aspects of their vehicle, like Porsche Car Connect, German car manufacturer Volkswagen today announced a similar Apple Watch app that will bring most of the features of the company's Car-Net mobile app to a user's wrist. The app will allow customers to lock and unlock a car's doors (on 2016-and-later models), open and close windows and the sunroof, provide a map of the vehicle's current parked location, and even set off a minor alarm when locating the vehicle is proving tiresome. Interestingly, the…
  • OtterBox Symmetry Series Folio Cases Now Available for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

    Joe Rossignol
    5 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    OtterBox today announced the availability of its new Symmetry Series folio cases for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in black with faux leather or white with a tan fabric cover. The cases feature a one-piece protective shell and slim folio that wraps around to cover the screen, alongside a micro suede interior cover to keep the tablet's display free of scratches. The Symmetry Series cases for iPad double as both protective cases and multi-position stands with 360-degrees rotation for landscape and portrait viewing. The cases also automatically wake and sleep the iPad screen when the folio is…
  • Home Depot Quietly Drops Apple Pay, But Service Continues to Work at Many Stores

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    While not an official partner for Apple Pay, the presence of NFC terminals at many Home Depot locations across the country has enabled the contactless payment service to work as normal at select stores in the home improvement chain. Today, however, a user on Reddit received a response from Home Depot customer care that suggests the company may soon begin quietly phasing out support for Apple Pay completely at its brick-and-mortar stores, with PayPal highlighted as an alternative solution for customers. "We currently do not accept Apple Pay in our local stores or online. We do have the option…
  • Belkin Partners with Cree to Bring WeMo Support to Connected Cree Bulb

    Juli Clover
    5 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Belkin today announced that it's partnering with lighting company Cree to add the Connected Cree lightbulb to the Belkin WeMo connected-home ecosystem. In the summer of 2015, Connected Cree bulbs will be compatible with the ZigBee-to-WiFi WeMo Link bridge and will be able to be controlled with the WeMo app that's used to control all of Belkin's WeMo devices. The Connected Cree bulb's integration into the WeMo system will allow it to work with several of Belkin's other WeMo products through the WeMo app, including the WeMo Light Switch, the WeMo Insight Switch, the WeMo Maker, WeMo's Smart LED…
 
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