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  • What your Number 2 is trying to tell you

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    While there’s no end of discussion of what we put in our bodies, if there’s one subject we avoid like the plague, it’s the inevitable byproduct of all those gluten-free/low-fat/organic/locally-sourced meals: poop. Yes, supermodels do it, too, and the people you work with, and the people who think their’s smells like roses, yet we’re sadly uneducated about what feces can tell us about our health, so sit back and get a lesson that could save your life (or at least let you know it’s high time you drank more water) with this, um, incredibly detailed article…
  • 1 Dead in Rio de Janeiro After Long Night of Violent Protests

    Mashable
    Amanda Wills
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    One person is dead after protesters clashed with police in a violent riot on Tuesday night near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tensions in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela have been escalating since last weekend when Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, a popular male dancer, died during a fight with the Army. Authorities reportedly mistook him for a drug dealer. Though Rio de Janeiro's State Security Secretariat said Pereira, 25, died from a fall, neighborhood residents blame police for the his death, which is still officially under investigation. #SegurançaRJ De acordo com a 13 DP…
  • Check Out This High-End, High-Tech Burger Joint

    Fast Company
    Ayana Byrd
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nick Bergelt's restaurant mission is to keep the delicious in, while keeping the waste out.Nick Bergelt enjoys eating out as much as the next person. But nearly a decade ago, the eco-minded entrepreneur decided to tackle the waste and inefficiency inherent to the restaurant industry, from the amount of garbage to an overuse of electricity and water to a poor use of the waitstaff's time. Today, as the founder and CEO of Charbar Co., a casual burger place with fancy technology located in Hilton Head, he has built upon his previous success in sustainable food service.Read Full Story
  • European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi

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    Steve O'Hear
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
     Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog, Tech.eu, with a stated mission to fill the "gap" left for in-depth coverage of Europe’s technology industry (thanks for that Robin!). But, as anyone in online media knows, content isn't cheap and for that mission to be little more than hyperbole the new European tech blog on… Read More
  • The generosity boomerang

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Here's conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous. In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.        
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  • What your Number 2 is trying to tell you

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    While there’s no end of discussion of what we put in our bodies, if there’s one subject we avoid like the plague, it’s the inevitable byproduct of all those gluten-free/low-fat/organic/locally-sourced meals: poop. Yes, supermodels do it, too, and the people you work with, and the people who think their’s smells like roses, yet we’re sadly uneducated about what feces can tell us about our health, so sit back and get a lesson that could save your life (or at least let you know it’s high time you drank more water) with this, um, incredibly detailed article…
  • Male black widow spiders pick plump virgin mates

    Futurity
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    New research shows that male black widow spiders prefer their female mates to be well-fed virgins—a rare example of mate preference by male spiders. Though the species of black widow in the study is not generally cannibalistic, Maydianne Andrade of the University of Toronto, Scarborough explains that, “it’s important to remember that when a female eats a lot of prey, she’s less likely to eat a potential mate.” Full story at Futurity. More research news from top universities. Photo credit: Ken Jones/UToronto
  • Starling “murmuration”: Amazing video of massive flock of starlings [video]

    Deanne Mayall
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Amazing footage of a phenomenon known as “murmuration”: Hundreds of thousands of starlings coming home to their sleeping area at night having commuted up to 30 miles away that day to their hunting and feeding zones. They weave and wander and gather in a massive cloud that rides what the narrator calls invisible corridors in the air. I’ve seen this with lake flies, or midges which looks like the northern lights but…black. Very cool. Full story here: YouTube. More stories about Birds. Photo credit: Dylan Winter and the Starling Murmurations, YouTube.com
  • Forgetful rats take more risks

    Futurity
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:49 am
    A new study finds that rats with impulsive tendencies tend to have poorer working memories. Scientists define working memory in people as the ability to hold details like a name or phone number in mind. On the other hand, rats that avoided risky situations tend to have poor cognitive flexibility, which in this case means they were unable to learn a new way to get a food pellet after they had been trained to expect it from a different lever. “Better working memory leads to less impulsivity. Intuitively, if you have a more salient recall that, ‘Hey, if I do drugs, bad things will happen,’…
  • Keep Grammy in the know with Famatic, the social media picture frame [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    While there are plenty of grandparents tech-savvy enough for Facebook and Twitter, there are many more out there wondering where all those letters full of pictures went as the rest of us enjoy them on social media sites. If no one in the family’s been able to get Grandma and Pop-Pop into Instagramming their oatmeal, no worries now that they’ll miss seeing their grandchildren grow up with the Famatic, the picture frame that streams pics as they’re posted. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the frame can be preprogrammed with multiple social media accounts to…
 
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  • 1 Dead in Rio de Janeiro After Long Night of Violent Protests

    Amanda Wills
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    One person is dead after protesters clashed with police in a violent riot on Tuesday night near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tensions in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela have been escalating since last weekend when Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, a popular male dancer, died during a fight with the Army. Authorities reportedly mistook him for a drug dealer. Though Rio de Janeiro's State Security Secretariat said Pereira, 25, died from a fall, neighborhood residents blame police for the his death, which is still officially under investigation. #SegurançaRJ De acordo com a 13 DP…
  • MTV Video Music Awards Returning to California After Only 1 Year in NYC

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    The MTV Video Music Awards will return to California just one year after the network moved the show to New York City's Barclays Center, which marked the first time a major annual awards show made Brooklyn its host. The 2014 VMAs will air live on Aug. 24 from inside the newly renovated Forum in Inglewood, Calif., MTV announced Wednesday morning. The venue has never hosted the VMAs, but since 1967 it has hosted performances from such acts as The Rolling Stones, Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Van Halen, Coldplay and Prince. See also: 11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note…
  • Ring in Secretary's Day With This 'Mad Men' Quiz

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Never underestimate anyone in your office, because as Mad Men's Joan Harris once eloquently said, "One minute you're on top of the world, the next minute some secretary's running you over with a lawn mower." AMC is celebrating Secretary's Day, a.k.a. Administrative Professionals' Day, with several slick graphics featuring secretaries, receptionists and other administrative assistants who have appeared in Mad Men's seven-season run. See also: Raise Your Glass to a 'Mad Men' Drinking Game Image: AMCRing in the secular holiday and test your Mad Men knowledge with this quiz, which AMC shared…
  • 'The Sopranos' and Other Older HBO Shows Are Coming to Amazon Prime

    Jason Abbruzzese
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Amazon has announced an exclusive deal to bring HBO series to its Prime streaming service. The offerings will include The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Eastbound & Down, Oz, Band of Brothers and Deadwood, and early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, the companies announced in a press release. The first content will hit Amazon on May 21. The deal also covers newer shows like Girls, The Newsroom and Veep, which Amazon will gain the rights to three years after initial airing. Amazon becomes the exclusive online subscription platform for those shows, although the…
  • There's a New Flappy Bird Spinoff, and It's Infinitely Harder

    Stan Schroeder
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Flappy Bird, one of the most addictive (and hardest) games we've seen for the iPhone, was pulled from the App Store, but clones of the game have never stopped coming. The latest imitation, called Flappy48, combines the mechanic of the original game, in which you need to jump over a series of obstacles, with 2048, a puzzle game in which you slide tiles on a board in order to create the number 2048. See also: Build Your Own 'Flappy Bird' IRL With This DIY Kit The result is an amazingly hard, yet (once again) addictive game that has already caught the attention — and generated some rage…
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  • Check Out This High-End, High-Tech Burger Joint

    Ayana Byrd
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nick Bergelt's restaurant mission is to keep the delicious in, while keeping the waste out.Nick Bergelt enjoys eating out as much as the next person. But nearly a decade ago, the eco-minded entrepreneur decided to tackle the waste and inefficiency inherent to the restaurant industry, from the amount of garbage to an overuse of electricity and water to a poor use of the waitstaff's time. Today, as the founder and CEO of Charbar Co., a casual burger place with fancy technology located in Hilton Head, he has built upon his previous success in sustainable food service.Read Full Story
  • How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life

    Lindsay LaVine
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    It's not just for Oprah devotees. Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life--and researchers believe it may help us break our bad habits.Keeping track of what you are grateful for may sound like like something Oprah Winfrey suggested decades ago.Read Full Story
  • Infographic: Why Your Job Could Be Slowly Killing You

    Rachel Gillett
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    It's probably not news that sitting in front of a computer all day isn't good for your health -- but do you know just how bad it is? Here's how your job might be slowly killing you and how to make it better without resorting to a $1,000 treadmill desk.If you feel like sitting in front of a computer for eight hours a day is slowly stealing your life force, you're not too far off.Read Full Story
  • What Cultural Differences Can Reveal About The Way We Work

    Art Markman
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    How cultural differences affect our work, and interactions in the office.Just how adaptable are we?Read Full Story
  • The Case Against "Busy" And The Art Of Sitting Still

    Jane Porter
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    Disconnecting from technology and being comfortable with stillness and solitude can feel uncomfortable at first, but it makes for a healthier more focused mind.I spent the past month at an artist residency in Wyoming, living off a dirt road at the edge of a thousand-acre ranch with no cell phone service and a spotty internet connection. Coming from the relentless hustle of New York City, it was quite an adjustment, but it was also a dream.Read Full Story
 
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  • European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi

    Steve O'Hear
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
     Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog, Tech.eu, with a stated mission to fill the "gap" left for in-depth coverage of Europe’s technology industry (thanks for that Robin!). But, as anyone in online media knows, content isn't cheap and for that mission to be little more than hyperbole the new European tech blog on… Read More
  • Rocket Internet Taps Qatar’s Ooredoo In New Fund For Emerging Market E-Commerce Startups

    Ingrid Lunden
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
     Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based incubator founded by the Samwer brothers with a number of notable exits and fundings under its belt, is branching further into Asia, and specifically emerging markets. It's partnering with Ooredoo, the main carrier in Qatar and formerly known as QTel, in a new joint venture called Asia Internet Holding to build and fund e-commerce startups, especially those… Read More
  • HBO GO To Land On Amazon Fire TV Later This Year

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
     Amazon just announced a multi-year agreement with HBO to offer that cable network’s back-catalog of shows on Amazon Instant Video, free for Prime subscribers. That’s not all, though; HBO GO, which offers not only archived content but also current programming to HBO subscribers, will arrive on Amazon Fire TV by year’s end, the companies announced. HBO GO was the one glaring… Read More
  • HBO Content Is Coming To Amazon Prime Instant Video Including ‘Sopranos’ And ‘The Wire’

    Matt Burns
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
     Classic HBO programming will soon be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The two companies announced the programming deal this morning. The first set of programming will hit the video streaming service starting on May 21. HBO Go will also finally hit the Amazon Fire TV by the end of 2014. The programming list includes The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound &… Read More
  • Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ‘Powerful’ New Ad

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
     Apple has a new ad out that you may have seen, featuring a track by The Pixies and a whole lot of iPhone users employing mobile software to cover the song. The ad harkens back to earlier Apple ads where people used a variety of software from the App Store to have fun with their devices, and as such represents a pretty strong return to form. I’ll forgive them the obligatory… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The generosity boomerang

    Seth Godin
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Here's conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous. In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.        
  • Does corporate trust have to be an oxymoron?

    Seth Godin
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    Brands are based on trust. Corporations extract enormous value from the relationships they have with suppliers, employees, partners and customers. Yes, it's possible to trust a corporation, we do it all the time. But it's not free. The two key choices a brand makes to be trusted in the long run: 1. You will postpone profit-taking. There are always shortcuts available to you, always ways to make money sooner rather than later, plenty of chances to do a little less or charge a little more. 2. You will do things that are difficult. We know it’s not easy or convenient for you to keep every…
  • Trapped by linkbait

    Seth Godin
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    After reading a magazine article by a freelancer, I clicked over to his blog. It was part of a bigger media site, and it contained more than a hundred articles. Every single one of them was formulaic. The standard linkbait headline: ([Integer between 5 and 10] WAYS to [action verb like avoid or stumble or demolish] [juicy adjective like stupid or embarrassing or proven] [noun]. Every article was edited to exactly the length thought to maximize page views and every single article was boring. Sometimes he got to end his headlines with a question mark, but that was the extent of the humanity…
  • "How do I get rid of the fear?"

    Seth Godin
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Alas, this is the wrong question. The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop doing work that matters. No, the right question is, "How do I dance with the fear?" Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.        
  • Saying 'thank you' in public, three times

    Seth Godin
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Earlier this year, I launched two ongoing classes on Skillshare: One is on the thinking necessary to invent and launch a new business and the other is for marketers of all kinds. I'm grateful to everyone who has posted a kind review, launched a useful new project or shared the course so far... But mostly, I want to thank the people at Skillshare: the software does exactly what they promised, and they're kind and a delight to work with. Yesterday, Typepad was assaulted by a DDOS attack that brought the service to its knees. The team there really rose to the occasion, communicated clearly and…
 
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  • Google’s Revamped Gmail Could Take Encryption Mainstream

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    Encryption is the best way to protect your online communications from the prying eyes of the National Security Agency. So says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The rub is that email encryption systems like PGP — short for Pretty Good Privacy — are a real pain for people to use, especially if they’re not steeped in […]
  • Make the Most of Twitter’s Profile Redesign

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    Twitter just rolled out its latest profile redesign to the masses. It's pretty simple to update. But just in case you need a little help, here's how switch over to the new photo-centric look.
  • Build Your Own Robots and Quadcopters With These Ingenious Bricks

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    If you’re interested in building your own ASIMO, you’ve got to start somewhere. Kinematics’ modular TinkerBots provide a very great jumping-off point, letting you quickly assemble and program your own robots.
  • Striking Photos of the Rooms Where VIPs Shape History

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    You often hear about decisions being made in the seat of power. In reality, it's more like seats.
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA’s Lost Lunar Photos

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    For five years, a group of self-described techno-archaeologists working in an old, abandoned McDonald's have been on a mission: to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.
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  • Kick-Start Your Blog With These Engaging Content Suggestions

    Guest Blogger
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. Image via Flickr user mkhmarketing There is not a specific content strategy that is set in stone for bloggers to follow. Every single blog has a specific target audience, requiring content that engages that blog’s particular audience. What works well for “Blog A” might not work as effectively for “Blog B,” requiring each blog owner to test different content approaches to determine what performs the best for his or her particular blog. Here are some content suggestions that can be used to help spark some…
  • How To: Customize HTML of New Getty Images for Your WordPress Blog

    Guest Blogger
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    This is a guest contribution from Bhagwad Park of hostoople.com. As we discussed last week, Getty Images recently opened up millions of its images for free usage. Coming from a professional stock photo website, this is a phenomenal step and one that will be greatly appreciated by thousands of bloggers all over the world. Most of us have been in the position where we have found a really appropriate picture to use only to find that it is copyrighted and requires a license fee to display. Now we can have access to the best photographs on a dazzling variety of subjects for free. By default, Getty…
  • Five Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Cheat Sheet

    Guest Blogger
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jim Butcher of Mr and Mrs Romance. There’s never really such a thing as a perfect blog post, is there? There’s always something else you could have done, something more you could have added. Another, better way you could have phrased a sentence. And then there’s grammar and punctuation. I was never taught grammar at school further than ‘a verb is a doing word. A noun is a naming word, etc’. It’s no wonder native English speakers make so many simple mistakes. Spotting these mistakes after you’ve hit ‘publish’ or – even worse –…
  • 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog Posts (That Every Blogger Can Use)

    Guest Blogger
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke of Zen Optimise. Image via Flickr user Dan Patterson Have you ever glanced at a post the day after publishing it … only to notice a glaring error? In an ideal world, you’d have a professional editor helping with your posts, making careful adjustments and double-checking things with you until your post is the polished masterpiece it deserves to be. In the real world, chances are you’re on your own. If your post is going to be edited, it’s up to you to do it. Whether you’re a highly experienced writer or a new blogger who’s very unconfident…
  • Canvassing ProBlogger Readers: How Have You Built Your Readership?

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    As you might be aware, each month this year we are running a themed week – delving in deep the topics that are of the most interest to you. We started with creating content, moved on to resources for newbie bloggers just starting out, and this month we had an epic drilldown into creating products to sell. Our next themed week is all about building readership and creating community on blogs. We are looking for people with success stories in different niches – have you build a great readership? Or know of someone who has? If you are interested in sharing your story here on…
 
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  • Apple's New 'Powerful' iPhone 5s Micro-Site Profiles Apps from Latest TV Ad

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Apple today unveiled a new section on its website dedicated to the "Powerful" ad that made its prime time television premiere on Tuesday. The commercial promotes the message that with the capabilities of the iPhone 5s "You're more powerful than you think." The accompanying website continues this "Powerful" theme that promotes the iPhone 5s as having the power "to create, shape, and share your life. The power to do everyday things in extraordinary ways, and to do extraordinary things every day." The new page includes both a high-definition version of the television commercial as well as links…
  • Sprint to Make All Devices Launched After February 11, 2015 Unlockable

    Richard Padilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    In an updated unlocking FAQ found on its website (via Android Police), Sprint has stated that it will make all of its devices released after February 11, 2015 unlockable for use on other domestic networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile. The move is a part of the agreement that the five major U.S. wireless carriers and the Federal Communications Commission signed in December in order to allow customers to unlock their devices and switch carriers if they wish. I've been told by another carrier that Sprint needs to unlock my SIM slot in order to use my phone on the other carrier's network. For…
  • Apple Fixes FaceTime on Older Versions of OS X, iOS 6 Still Not Working

    Richard Padilla
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Apple tonight released an update for FaceTime on OS X [Direct Link], which resolves connections issues and is recommended for all FaceTime users currently running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The connection issues are presumably related to the problems reported last week which affected both older versions of OS X and iOS 6 versions of FaceTime. Apple, however, has not yet addressed the problems with FaceTime that are in iOS 6. While it is encouraging that Apple released an update for FaceTime for OS X 10.6, Apple support's recommendations for iOS 6 users has been to upgrade to iOS 7. One user has…
  • Apple Debuts New 'Powerful' TV Ad Focusing on iPhone 5s [Updated]

    Husain Sumra
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Apple has debuted a new TV ad alongside Marvel's Agents of SHIELD tonight on ABC called "Powerful". The ad, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, showcases iPhone 5s owners using the device to enhance their lives in multiple ways. With "Gigantic" by the Pixies [iTunes] playing in the background, the app has users using the iPhone 5s to check their health, check for directions, create short monster movies, record videos, create art installations and more, including a band preparing to play a song. The ad ends with the tagline "You're more powerful than you think". Apple has not aired an iPhone…
  • iWatch May Ultimately Replace iPod, No iPod Updates Expected in 2014

    Jordan Golson
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    A research note (via Barrons) from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, reiterates previous analyst reporting about the iWatch, saying Apple is looking to enter production with a pair of screen sizes in the fourth quarter of 2014. Caso says Apple has production targets of 5-6 million units, but believes the iWatch will "essentially replace the iPod in the consumer portion of AAPL's product lineup" and will see lowered iPod sales as a result of customers choosing the iWatch instead. The note says the iPod is not expected to be updated this year. Apple CEO Tim Cook…
 
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  • Freaks Book Release Week

    Chris Brogan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hi there! If you’re even vaguely considering getting my new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, but are on the fence, here’s my big attempt to convince you, especially since this week is a big week in ensuring the success of its release. So, it’s my job to entice you and convince you and it’s your job to see if this book is for you. Deal? Can’t see the video? Click Here Are You a Freak? In the parlance of this book, a freak is someone obsessed with excellence and a deep understanding of their domain. Marc Ecko is a freak about design and apparel and deep…
  • 7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People

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

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

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

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

    Sonia Simone
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    So if you clicked through to read this post, I’m going to make a couple of educated guesses about you. Maybe you’re smart and motivated and passionate. With all kinds of cool things you’d like to get done. But somehow when it comes to doing them, you just . . . don’t. Maybe you’re great at ideas but lousy at execution. Talk a good game but don’t get the results you want. Spend a lot of time thinking about where you want to go, but not much time actually moving your ass down the road that would take you there. You, my friend, are a flake. Congratulations. We are a…
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (While Sharing Social Content)

    Andrew Schrage
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    More than 70 years ago, the American writer and lecturer Dale Carnegie published a transcendent book on people skills entitled “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” To this day, Mr. Carnegie’s many nuggets of wisdom ring largely true, because more than anything else they speak to human nature, which for better or worse seems to change very little over time. In the modern age of the Internet and social content sharing, we can still look to age-old truths in deciphering a code to grow an audience (win friends) and successfully market online content via social media…
  • The 14 Keys to Writing Advertorials That Sell

    Demian Farnworth
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Advertorials are native ads with a single purpose: getting specific action from the reader. This could be donating to a cause, downloading a PDF, subscribing to an email newsletter, visiting a store, or buying a product. An effective advertorial grips the reader and leads her to the logical conclusion — pointing her, in very specific language, to what to do next. This is the call to action. Advertorials come in all shapes and sizes. They could be lists or guides They could be videos or print articles They could be one page or six Regardless of the format or medium, however, most tell a…
  • Want Copyblogger to Answer Your Specific Business Question? Here’s Your Chance

    Demian Farnworth
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We see it all the time: questions from people like you who are looking for answers to specific challenges. Questions like: What are the best business models for a hyperlocal site? Do I have the right “Big Idea” for my business? How can I expect a certain content strategy to affect my SEO? Will my strong political or religious views interfere with my Google authorship business profile? Just how can I make the time to get all this content written, anyway? These are the long-tail questions that either we haven’t gotten an opportunity to address on the blog yet, or are so…
  • How to Choose Arresting Images for Your Blog Posts (And Why You Should)

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

  • Troubleshooting Yahoo/AT&T password issues

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Henry Ingram has a new problem with an old email account. He writes:What with all the security breaches going on I’ve been changing passwords. The problem is that I have an old email account that was taken over by AT&T a few years ago but is now run by Yahoo. I’ve had a heck of a time changing the password plus my iPad won’t accept the new one. Is there a way out of this misery? I’ve been in a similar situation and quite honestly the AT&T/Yahoo relationship in regard to account settings is a nightmare. You go to Yahoo to do something as simple as change your password…
  • Fix This App: R.B.I. Baseball needs to correct some errors before it's a hit

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Major League Baseball made a lot of nostalgic gamers very happy by reviving the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise. But a few fixes to the mobile version would make gamers even happier.
  • Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Marketcircle’s Daylite CRM application for Macs, iPhones and iPads has been overhauled with the goal of providing a cleaner user experience and better ways to quickly bring up and view important customer data. “We’ve noticed certain patterns with our customers,” said Marketcircle CEO Alykhan Jetha. “One of them is reports. Everybody wants reports.” While Daylite has a reporting engine it requires some programming skills that Marketcircle’s small-business customers may not readily possess. To bridge that skills gap, there’s a new feature in Daylite 5 called Insight View that…
  • Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Google agreed to take over some of Samsung’s defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard Tuesday. The pact between Google and Samsung was revealed in a video-taped deposition played to the eight-person jury hearing Apple’s patent infringement case against the Korean firm, in which the iPhone maker is seeking more than $2 billion in damages. In the video, Google counsel James Maccoun is shown a series of emails between Google and Samsung in which the agreement was hammered out. In the emails, Google offers to indemnify…
  • Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they’re released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity’s here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program. As part of the Beta Seed Program, users can register to receive pre-release versions of OS X, starting with OS X 10.9.3, which is available beginning on Tuesday. By trying out the new software and providing feedback to Apple, users can help shape the direction of the company’s desktop computer OS. While a version of this…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Cancel The Funeral For The Mobile Web—It's Not Dead Yet

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Guest author Alex Salkever is head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co. This piece first appeared on his Tumblr. The venture capitalist and former entrepreneur Chris Dixon recently lamented the growing dominance of mobile apps as evidence that the open Web is on its deathbed. His logic went something like this: App use is crowding out use of the open Web on mobile devices App stores arbitrarily block whole classes of applications (i.e., Apple’s ban on Bitcoin-related apps) A "rich get richer" dynamic favors popular incumbent apps over innovative newcomers As a…
  • You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple’s OS X—For Free

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    People love trying out new Apple software before it’s fully baked, and the company knows it. That’s why Apple on Tuesday announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone to download and install pre-release Mac software for the sake of testing and submitting feedback before the public launch. Until Tuesday, Apple charged users $99 a year to test out new OS X software—doing so required a paid-up developer account. (Testing new iPhone software still requires a separate developer account for another $99 a year.) Now, much the same way new OS X software is now totally free to…
  • How Yahoo Could Get Back In The Search Game

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Google is the clear winner in Web search, but Yahoo still thinks it can make a dent in the market—even though Yahoo Web search technically doesn't exist since the company handed over its search technologies to Microsoft in 2009.  As Kara Swisher at Recode reported last week Yahoo wants to convince Apple to make Yahoo Search the default search engine on iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices. The strategy takes advantage of an ongoing rift between Apple and Google: Apple booted Google Maps and YouTube from iPhones' homescreens in 2012. There’s a logic to the push—if only…
  • Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network. Today the company announced it will offer ads that display a button that will open up the advertiser's app for more information. If users don't have the app installed, it will prompt them to download it. Known as deep linking, this technique will take you directly to specific information in an app. Similar to other advertisements Google offers, these deep linked ads will use your…
  • Tough Realities Persist In Mobile Payments

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything. Welcome to The Platform, a new column by ReadWrite mobile editor and senior writer Dan Rowinski on how ubiquitous computing, pervasive networks and the power of the cloud are fundamentally changing everything. Extraordinary power is found in people’s pockets these days. The ability to tap any piece of information, contextualize any act or help make a decision is just a swipe away. Human behaviors, industry…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Cache Invalidation Strategies With Varnish Cache

    Per Buer
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Phil Karlton once said, “There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things.” This article is about the harder of these two: cache invalidation. It’s directed at readers who already work with Varnish Cache. To learn more about it, you’ll find background information in “Speed Up Your Mobile Website With Varnish.” 10 microseconds (or 250 milliseconds): That’s the difference between delivering a cache hit and delivering a cache miss. How often you get the latter will depend on the efficiency of the cache — this is known as the…
  • Rethinking Mobile Tutorials: Which Patterns Really Work?

    Theresa Neil, Rich Malley
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    Pattern libraries are a great source of inspiration and education for designers. But common practice doesn’t always equal best practice. In this post, we’ll look at why many common tutorial patterns are ineffective and how you can leverage game design principles to increase user engagement. After the release of the first edition of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, Intuit asked me to speak with its mobile team. I spoke at a high level about the value of patterns across industries (fashion, architecture, software and others) and how they are a useful teaching tool. Alissa Briggs, a senior UX…
  • After Editorially: The Search For Alternative Collaborative Online Writing Tools

    Paul Lloyd
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little secret: the best writers, be it your favorite authors or those that write for Smashing Magazine, don’t do it alone. Often, they work with an editor (or two), who will help them coalesce their words into something more compelling or easier to understand. Having worked with several editors — and having been a technical editor myself — I’ve really come to appreciate this aspect of the writing process. Refinement is an essential aspect of any creative process. As refactoring code can make a program more logical and efficient, editing a text can allow…
  • What You Need To Know About WordPress 3.9

    tylerlongren2
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    The latest version of WordPress named “Smith” was released yesterday which brings us another round of core changes. This time, the team worked mainly on the back-end editing and admin functions, such as a big TinyMCE (visual editor) update, gallery previews, media playlists, an improved widget UI and live theme previews (only to mention a few). Here’s what you need to know about the major changes in WordPress 3.9. Improved Widget Interface While the old widget interface set the standard for drag-and-drop UI when it was introduced, it was time for an overhaul. The developer…
  • Understanding CSS Timing Functions

    Stephen Greig
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    People of the world, strap yourself in and hold on tight, for you are about to experience truly hair-raising excitement as you get to grips with the intricacies of the hugely interesting CSS timing function! OK, so the subject matter of this article probably hasn’t sent your blood racing, but all jokes aside, the timing function is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to CSS animation, and you could well be surprised by just how much you can do with it. First of all, let’s set the scene and ensure we’re all familiar with the scenarios in which the timing function is relevant. As alluded…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • The guy behind those Internet lists

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. It just seems that way.
  • What a shot! Amazing sports photos

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    A hornet-fleeing golfer jumps in a lake, a squirrel looks to steal home, a jockey tumbles -- these are among 25 amazing photographs from the sports world.
  • How we comb ocean for Flight 370

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    The wreckage of Malaysia Flight 370 has yet to be found, and the world has been riveted as search operations attempt to pinpoint the aircraft wreckage on the seafloor and begin to raise it.
  • See postal worker fling packages

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    A postal worker was caught on camera throwing packages out of his car onto the driveway of a customer. WLEX reports.
  • Divers find no air pockets on key decks

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    The absence of air pockets on the third and fourth decks of the sunken ferry all but eliminates any hope of finding survivors of the disaster in South Korea.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Beno Saradzic!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m originally from Slovenia but I’ve lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates since 1991.My background is in architectural visualization and illustration. For almost 2 decades, I worked in the Emirates, one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and work was never scarce. I specialized in the creation of photo-realistic, computer generated renderings of master developments, buildings and interiors. Examples of the 3D CG architectural visualization workflow, 2007Somewhere around 2005, many real estate developers started to outsource architectural renderings and…
  • Come and Watch Some KelbyOne Online Classes On Me

    Scott Kelby
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Want to check out KelbyOne online training for free? Sure ya do! Well, that’s perfect timing seeing as we’ve just set up a FREE (F-R-Dubba-E) 24-hour trial so you can go watch as many classes as you want (which we’d love you do to because you’ll fall deeply in love with this way of learning, and then you’ll join in and get new classes every week on everything from photography to Photoshop to Lightroom and more!).Here’s the link to get the free 24-hour trial.This free trial is just available for a limited time so go right now (quick, like a bunny) and sign…
  • The Blue Angels (from the Sun n’ Fun Fly-in)

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Above: It was pitch dark when we got there, and we were all in position just before sunrise.Hi Gang: Right before I headed up to Photoshop World in Atlanta earlier this month, I got a chance to shoot the US Navy’s famous Blue Angels parked on the flight line at dawn (I was speaking the following day the annual ISAP Summit (the International Society of Aviation Photographers and they took a group of their members along with Pete Collins and me, out to shoot the jets at dawn).Above: Once the sun came up, I got down low and hid the sun behind the tail wings.I shared a couple of these on…
  • Got My Synology NAS Up and Running (plus some other Friday stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Above: That’s not my office behind me. That’s Photoshop User magazine editor Chris Main. You’re only seeing a small part of his sci-fi collection. His office is like an action figure wonderland. Above: Now, does this thing go inside this thingy? Feel the roar of 24 Terabytes of sweet storage. Yeah, baby!Above: A rare sight — me in the server room. Even rarer — me plugging in an Ethernet cable. (the three photos above by RC. The photo below is RC). :)Psyched to get my new Synology NAS set-up yesterday RC helped me get it set-up but honestly, it was a breeze (had I known…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

  • Contest – Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun!

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun! Every photo entrant receives a prize!!! Over the last several years here at dPS, we’ve run some very popular competitions. This week, we are very happy to bring you our latest photo contest, “Get Outside and Shoot” from Macphun, makers of award winning photo apps for Mac OS! EVERYONE is a WINNER! For this competition, Macphun is giving away a Grand Prize of an Olympus E-M10 Camera, photo submissions published on canvas, and Macphun photo apps of your choosing! Plus, EVERY entrant will receive a complimentary copy of ColorStrokes for…
  • Finding the Time to do Photography Part 1- Business Trip to Las Vegas

    Rick Berk
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Fire Wave at Valley of Fire State Park.Exposure: ISO 160, 4 minutes, at f/16. EOS 5D Mark III with EF 16-35 f/2.8L II. About a month ago, a question was posed on the DPS Facebook Page, “What is the number one obstacle to you taking better photos?” While some answered that they were unsure how to set exposure in Manual mode, and others thought their gear might be limiting them, the overwhelming number one answer was TIME.  In this day and age of being always on, always connected, and always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to do photography.  Like many, my day job,…
  • How to Plan the Perfect Portrait Shoot

    Andrew S. Gibson
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In my last article I gave you five reasons to use natural light for portraiture. The next step in creating the perfect portrait shoot is planning. The more details you figure out in advance, the more likely you are to come away from the shoot with some beautiful portraits to make you proud. Generating ideas The creative side of portrait photography is something that some photographers seem to find easy, and others really challenging. One approach to generating ideas is to look at the work of others and let their portraits inspire you. You’re probably familiar with the main photo sharing…
  • Improve Your Backgrounds – Improve Your Photography

    Piper Mackay
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The background in your image can quickly reveal your skill level as a photographer. Learning to see past an exotic or exciting subject, to catch the details in the background, is what will distinguish you from a beginning, hobbyist photographer to an experienced professional. The background in your image immediately stands out to a trained eye. Learning just this skill can very quickly elevate and improve your photography. Most times, the difference between a snapshot and a strong, compelling image can be as simple as one small step, slightly changing your perspective, or blurring out a…
  • Waterfall Photography Video Tips

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To help you out with this week’s photography challenge of waterfalls, I found a few video tutorials to walk you through how to photograph a waterfall. I also shared a collection of stunning waterfall images to get you inspired, if you missed it you can see those here. This first video shows you the two choices you have when photographing a waterfall. You can either freeze or blur the water. Watch as he walks you through the camera settings for both options. In this quick tip Tony Northrup goes over such tips as using a sturdy tripod, using shutter priority mode, and using a Neutral…
 
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    Strobist

  • On Manufactured Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

  • Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    These days shots from a flying drone are a dime a dozen - when engagement shoots are being covered from a hovering photographic robot you know that the technology is ubiquitous. It's getting increasingly hard to impress someone with images or video from drones. So it's lucky that privately-owned SpaceX happens to own its own rockets because it gives them the ability to capture stunning video, like this launch and landing test of its Falcon 9 Reusable rocket. See video
  • NYC Department of Records archives showcase city's history

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the 900,000 plus images available online through the NYC Department of Records archives. Some are photographs of well-known icons like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, while others are Wee Gee-esque in their grit or as mundane as photos documenting local school buildings. Many of the images date back to the late 1800s. Learn more
  • Nikon Coolpix P340 real-world samples gallery

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The Coolpix P340 is Nikon's latest pocket enthusiast camera, featuring a large 1/1.7", 12.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full manual controls (P, S, A, M) and Raw image capture. The P340 has a versatile 5x (24-120mm equivalent) wide-angle to telephoto zoom range plus 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom and a fast F1.8 maximum aperture lens with Lens Shift VR image stabilization. We've spent a few days shooting with it to see if these specs add up to impressive performance. See gallery
  • Nokia device division may become 'Microsoft Mobile'

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's Devices and Services division, and in March both companies confirmed the $7.2 billion deal would be closed by the end of April. Now Windows Mobile Power User got hold of a leaked letter which Nokia supposedly had sent out to its suppliers in Finland. In the letter it says that the name of Nokia Oyj will change to Microsoft Mobile Oy. Learn more
  • Lytro announces Illum light field camera

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Lytro has unveiled the Illum light field camera, its first new hardware since the original Lytro launched more than two years ago. Like its predecessor, the Illum captures information about the angle from which light has arrived, allowing it to calculate images with different perspective and focus. The biggest change is the use of a much larger sensor: now a 1" type, rather than 1/3" type usually found in smartphones. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Super-Fast Browsing in onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Anyone that’s ever been to one of my smaller workshops or editing photos next to me knows that, while I do most of my work in Lightroom, I usually look at my photos in Photo Mechanic first. Why? Mainly because Photo Mechanic is lightning fast at showing you your thumbnails and even higher quality photos than Lightroom. Now, I don’t do this all the time. When I have a few extra minutes, it’s actually much easier to import in to Lightroom and choose the Standard Previews option. As long as I give it a few minutes before looking through my photos, I can browse through them…
  • Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection

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

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

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

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

  • Viber Updates iOS App with Redesigned User Interface, Multiple Media Sharing

    Richard Padilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Popular messaging service Viber today updated its iOS app to version 4.2, bringing a redesigned user interface for iOS 7 in addition to various new features. The app now includes multiple media sharing that allows users to send multiple photos and videos at once, in addition to the ability to block users and send longer video messages. A cross platform typing indicator has also been added. - Completely redesigned for iOS 7! The new look and feel is consistent with the aesthetic of iOS 7 that iPhone users have grown accustomed to. - Multiple media sharing in one flow. No more back and forth…
  • New Renders Show Off 'iPhone 6s' and 'iPhone 6c' Concepts

    Richard Padilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Following a concept that showed off a possible look at the iPhone 6 based on recent leaked info, French website Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] and graphic designer Martin Hajek have once again teamed up to showcase renders for an "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6c", which are based off of Apple's current iPhones and alleged iPhone 6 design drawings posted by Japanese magazine MacFan. The renderings show iPhone 6s devices in gold and space grey colors, which retain the same tint as seen in the corresponding iPhone 5s models but adopt the thin, rounded profile that has been rumored for the iPhone 6.
  • Logitech Adds Multi-Angle Viewing to Ultrathin Keyboard, Launches New iPad Cases

    Juli Clover
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Logitech today announced a new version of its Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover for the iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display, offering a new design that includes a flexible multi-angle slot that allows the iPad to be adjusted to different viewing angles. The Logitech Ultrathin improves the flexibility and design of its predecessor with an even thinner and lighter keyboard cover and new flexible multi-angle slot that allows you to magnetically clip your iPad into the perfect viewing angle.Like previous versions of the keyboard, the new Logitech Ultrathin is just a fraction of…
  • Nike Could Partner With Apple to Bring NikeFuel Features to iWatch

    Kelly Hodgkins
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Nike is said to be trimming its Fuelband team as the company moves its efforts away from hardware in order to focus on its NikeFuel and Nike+ software. What is next for Nike for may be a partnership with Apple to produce a Nike fitness app that could pair with Apple's iWatch hardware, theorizes GigaOm.If Nike exits the physical wearable market, as now seems likely, Apple will be the primary sensor maker for Nike’s future wearable apps given the length and depth of the two companies’ close ties. Although there are a handful of Nike apps available for Android, there is no app (on any other…
  • Apple Patents Technology to Disable Certain Phone Functions While Driving

    Kelly Hodgkins
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    Apple today was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that describes technology to partially disable a phone when the user is driving. The patent details several different lockout mechanisms that block functions like texting and SMS in order to reduce distracted driving. U.S. Patent No. 8,706,143 describes two main methods to block select iPhone features. The first method requires no input from the car and uses the iPhone's accelerometer and other on-board sensors to determine when a user is driving. Another method uses direct input from a car, which…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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