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  • “What Does the Fox Say,” the roller coaster [video]

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    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here's a question you've never asked yourself: what if the song "What Does the Fox Say" were a roller coaster? Well, you've asked it now, so you might as well answer it. Watch this video, it's a surprising amount of fun. The post “What Does the Fox Say,” the roller coaster [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • You'll want to move into this $30,000 Samsung dog kennel

    Blathnaid Healy
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    LONDON — They're calling it the dog kennel of the future Some of the spoiled mutts at Crufts 2015, which starts Thursday, will get to try out these plush doggy digs, which come complete with an earth-covered treadmill, built-in tablets, hydro-therapy pool and paw-operated snack dispenser The "Dream Doghouse", which cost £20,000 ($30,000) to build was made by Samsung for the world's biggest dog show, which takes place in Birmingham. Get your giggity on with an 'Uptown Funk' cover in 'Family Guy' voices The Oscars recut without dialogue is spectacularly awkward Justin Bieber parodies…
  • Budget Smartphone Upstart Xiaomi Invades Europe--Without Phones

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    David Lumb
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Xiaomi plans to open an accessories store in Europe offering headphones and fitness bands, but no phones yet.In the barely five years since its founding, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has aggressively carved out a space for itself in the smartphone market with low-cost, feature-rich phones sold at razor-thin margins. Today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Xiaomi announced plans to open its first online store for Europe—stocked with accessories only, no phones—and it's just the kind of strategic move to expect from Xiaomi.Read Full Story
  • Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Jordan Crook
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
     Each week on Tuesday, John Biggs and I are lucky enough to get the opportunity to take over an hour of radio time on Sirius XM. We discuss the latest in tech news, chat with important people in the industry, and then get into the best part of all: The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Here’s how it works: After going through a quick application process, five companies are selected to… Read More
  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
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  • “What Does the Fox Say,” the roller coaster [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here's a question you've never asked yourself: what if the song "What Does the Fox Say" were a roller coaster? Well, you've asked it now, so you might as well answer it. Watch this video, it's a surprising amount of fun. The post “What Does the Fox Say,” the roller coaster [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Canned meat: Lioness manages to open car door [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Warning: When on safari, be sure to lock the car doors before stopping to gawk at the wildlife. The post Canned meat: Lioness manages to open car door [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The divorced dad cooking show will bum you out and make you laugh [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are cooking shows for Indian food, Italian food, Chinese food...heck, pretty much any kind of food you can imagine. What we're missing, though, is pathetic food. That gap has been filled, though, by the divorced dad cooking show. The post The divorced dad cooking show will bum you out and make you laugh [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The 10 most awkward moments on live TV [video]

    Josh Urich
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Live TV is a gold mine for memorable moments, but it's also a veritable treasure trove of awkward moments. Remember when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift for no good reason? That's just one of the great awkward moments in this video recap. The post The 10 most awkward moments on live TV [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 6 steps to creating a beautiful butterfly garden

    Kate Rinsema
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    Looking for a new theme for your gardens this year? Planning on clearing new ground and want something functional and beautiful? Then a butterfly garden is just the thing to make your yard a place of beauty for both man and beast. The post 6 steps to creating a beautiful butterfly garden appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • You'll want to move into this $30,000 Samsung dog kennel

    Blathnaid Healy
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    LONDON — They're calling it the dog kennel of the future Some of the spoiled mutts at Crufts 2015, which starts Thursday, will get to try out these plush doggy digs, which come complete with an earth-covered treadmill, built-in tablets, hydro-therapy pool and paw-operated snack dispenser The "Dream Doghouse", which cost £20,000 ($30,000) to build was made by Samsung for the world's biggest dog show, which takes place in Birmingham. Get your giggity on with an 'Uptown Funk' cover in 'Family Guy' voices The Oscars recut without dialogue is spectacularly awkward Justin Bieber parodies…
  • Ferguson cop won't face civil rights charges in Michael Brown shooting

    Brian Ries
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    The Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown last August will not face civil rights charges, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. Officer Darren Wilson, who has since resigned from the department, will not be charged based on evidence examined in an independent federal investigation. See also: Raw City: Inside Ferguson's War at Home "After a careful and deliberative review of all of the evidence, the department has determined that the evidence does not establish that Darren Wilson violated the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute," according to a Justice…
  • Boston bomber's lawyer says he's guilty, but doesn't want death penalty

    Colin Daileda
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    Judy Clarke, the defense attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, stood on the first day of the Boston bombing trial, and immediately conceded that Tsarnaev was guilty That's not exactly a common move among defense attorneys, but Clarke and her team aren't trying to set the 21-year-old free. They just don't want him to die at the hands of the government See also: LAPD won't release body camera footage of homeless man shooting, for now Tsarnaev is on trial for allegedly working with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to set off two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, which killed…
  • Get your giggity on with an 'Uptown Funk' cover in 'Family Guy' voices

    Jeff Leeson
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Hot damn! With so many Uptown Funk parodies out there, why not a cartoon one? Mikey Bolts, known for his vast number of impressions, voiced characters from Family Guy, American Dad and more to the tune of Mark Ronson's captivating hit. Don't believe me? Just watch! The Oscars recut without dialogue is spectacularly awkward Justin Bieber parodies his own Calvin Klein ad in new 'Roast' promo The X-Men, as directed by Wes Anderson Jimmy Fallon dances on his desk at the request of a little kid Read more... More about Viral Videos, Watercooler, Videos, and Uptown Funk
  • Instagram 'carousel ads' let you swipe left to learn more

    Todd Wasserman
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Instagram broadened its options for advertisers on Wednesday with a new type of ad unit that lets readers swipe left to learn more about the brand or product. Called carousel ads, the product was developed after marketers clamored for a way to "tell sequenced stories in beautiful, compelling ways that lead to meaningful results for their businesses," the Facebook unit wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. Instagram has addressed that need with new Tinder-like functionality, though here you swipe left instead of right if you like what you see See also: They meet on Instagram, then they risk…
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  • Budget Smartphone Upstart Xiaomi Invades Europe--Without Phones

    David Lumb
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Xiaomi plans to open an accessories store in Europe offering headphones and fitness bands, but no phones yet.In the barely five years since its founding, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has aggressively carved out a space for itself in the smartphone market with low-cost, feature-rich phones sold at razor-thin margins. Today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Xiaomi announced plans to open its first online store for Europe—stocked with accessories only, no phones—and it's just the kind of strategic move to expect from Xiaomi.Read Full Story
  • Private Spaceflight Gets A New Boost From Silicon Valley

    Neal Ungerleider
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    If BVP's investment is successful, satellites could be launched for the price of a not-particularly-luxurious Manhattan apartment.One of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital companies is making a big bet on outer space. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), which manages more than $4 billion in capital and primarily invests in cybersecurity and enterprise technology firms, announced a new aerospace investment practice this week. The launch coincides with the appointment of satellite industry veteran Scott Smith as a part-time partner and an undisclosed Series B funding round in New Zealand…
  • What A Pong-Beating Robot Says About Where Silicon Valley Is Taking AI

    Luke Dormehl
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google DeepMind's breakthrough hints at the possibilities of multipurpose artificial intelligence.Back in 1975, two young computer hackers named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak helped create a game called Breakout. Inspired by the popular paddle-and-ball game Pong, Breakout asked players to use a similar setup to smash bricks on a screen by bouncing a ball back and forth. While slightly derivative, the presence of the two future Apple cofounders at a critical stage in their careers underscores just how significant video games have been in the history of groundbreaking high-tech.Read Full Story
  • Meet Henri, A Box For Designing The Screenless Interfaces Of Tomorrow

    John Brownlee
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Created by Method, the Henri will help designers invent UIs out of light and sound.Smart devices have created new problems for designers to solve, not least of which is interface: how does a gadget or appliance communicate to you when it doesn't have a screen? That's a problem that brand and design firm Method has been thinking a lot about lately, so much so that they created the Henri, an interactive gizmo that makes it easier for designers to explore the ambient UIs of future gadgets.Read Full Story
  • Genius Who Built A Nuclear Fusion Reactor At 17 Takes On The Payments Industry

    Mark Wilson
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If the Stratos smart card works as advertised, it will prove that patience is a virtue. Having a prodigy for a CEO doesn't hurt either.First there was Coin, then there was Plastc: two companies promising the smart credit card of the future—one card that could store all of your cards. The companies announced their products with gusto. They took customer cash and preorders, Kickstarter-style. Then, Coin began apologizing for delay after delay, and it still hasn't officially launched. Plastc never technically delayed, but it only teased an eventual release in summer of 2015. In the meantime, a…
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  • Pitch Your Startup In The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Jordan Crook
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
     Each week on Tuesday, John Biggs and I are lucky enough to get the opportunity to take over an hour of radio time on Sirius XM. We discuss the latest in tech news, chat with important people in the industry, and then get into the best part of all: The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Here’s how it works: After going through a quick application process, five companies are selected to… Read More
  • Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable

    Josh Constine
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
     Instagram never allowed URLs to open, until now. It wanted people browsing photos, not the web. But Instagram says its advertisers demanded more vivid ways to influence people that “lead to meaningful results for their businesses.” Brands want measurable impact, not to be breezed by. Meanwhile, Instagram wants to court ecommerce companies that want people to click-through and buy,… Read More
  • HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

    John Biggs
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
     “I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a technology in five.” He had just walked me through one of the best demos I had ever seen. It was the HTC Vive, a sensor-studded helmet with dual hand controllers that allowed me to enter almost… Read More
  • Newly Independent Social Monitoring Service Sysomos Launches Redesign, New API

    Frederic Lardinois
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
     Sysomos was among the earliest players in the enterprise social media monitoring and analytics space (together with the likes of Radian6, which was later acquired by Salesforce). Five years ago, the Toronto-based company was acquired by Marketwire, and while it continued to win big clients, things remained rather quiet around the company. Surprisingly, Sysomos regained its independence last… Read More
  • Smart Contact Cards Arrive In Yahoo Mail Featuring Automatically Updated Contact Info And Links To Social Profiles

    Sarah Perez
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
     Yesterday, Google announced a well overdue revamp of its Google Contacts service which introduced a redesign and a handful of new features, and today Yahoo is following up with some contacts-related news of its own. The company is now rolling out new “Contacts Cards” in Yahoo Mail, which are small cards that pop up when you hover over a person’s name in a message, showing… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
  • If you want...

    Seth Godin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    If you want employees to go job hunting in order to leverage you into giving them a raise to keep them, then by all means, only give them a raise when they go job hunting. If you want vendors to nickel and dime you for the last penny, then by all means, stretch out their payments and use them as a free source of cash. If you want the home seller or the art dealer or the agent to put their goods up for auction to maximize the price you'll have to pay, then definitely punish those that don't have auctions by seeking to pay them as little as possible. If you want internet companies to auction…
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  • Alibaba Is Now Competing on Amazon’s Home Turf in the Cloud

    Davey Alba
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba may not be competing with Amazon for Americans' retail dollars just yet. But it's now stepping to its US rival in the cloud. The post Alibaba Is Now Competing on Amazon’s Home Turf in the Cloud appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nvidia’s New Shield: A Superpowered Set-Top Box For the 4K Era

    Tim Moynihan
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Packed with the mighty new Tegra X1 chip, Nvidia's new set-top box is made to handle 4K video and games streamed from a supercomputer. The post Nvidia’s New Shield: A Superpowered Set-Top Box For the 4K Era appeared first on WIRED.
  • Alien Landscapes Created Inside a Fish Bowl

    Kyle VanHemert
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kamiel Rongen creates strange, alien landscapes inside a fish bowl. The post Alien Landscapes Created Inside a Fish Bowl appeared first on WIRED.
  • Uber Buys Mapping Startup Amid Growing Tensions With Google

    Issie Lapowsky
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Uber is finally loosening its chokehold on the billions of dollars it’s raised over the years, with the acquisition of deCarta, a mapping software business that was founded back in 1996. The post Uber Buys Mapping Startup Amid Growing Tensions With Google appeared first on WIRED.
  • WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Misfits

    Devon Maloney
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what would happen if the X-Men were a bunch of British juvenile delinquents whose only interests were getting drunk, shagging, and punching people in the face? Enter Misfits. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Misfits appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
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  • How to Pick Your Next Android Phone: 2015 Edition

    Eric Ravenscraft
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Fun fact: there are roughly seven different model Android phones per human on the planet. While that statement isn't actually true, it seems close. Since you've got things to do, here's what matters when buying a new Android phone.Read more...
  • How Much of Your Income to Save Based on When You Want to Retire

    Melanie Pinola
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    There's no one-size-fits-all approach to saving for retirement. If you want to retire earlier than the traditional retirement age, this "Financial Freedom Fund" calculator will tell you how much to set aside.Read more...
  • Fun and Cheap IR Thermometer, Discounted Action Cams, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    You might not think you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can come in handy for everything from cooking to home energy savings Read more...
  • Tool School: The All-Mighty Circular Saw

    Timothy Dahl
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    A circular saw's large blade and loud sound can be intimidating to the newbie DIYer, but don't let that scare you away from one of the most useful power tools in any workshop. Read more...
  • Common Characteristics of an IRS Tax Scam

    Kristin Wong
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Tax season is in full swing, which means IRS scams abound. These scams have become more sophisticated, too. Watch out for them by knowing their common characteristics.Read more...
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  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form. Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • 'iPhone 6s' Could Have 2GB of RAM and Pre-Installed Apple SIM

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    The next-generation iPhone is expected to ship with 2GB of RAM and could also have a pre-installed Apple SIM, according to sources for AppleInsider. The so-called "iPhone 6s," and presumably the "iPhone 6s Plus," would be adopting both features from the iPad Air 2, which also has 2GB of RAM and a pre-installed Apple SIM. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and all previous models dating back to the iPhone 5, have 1GB of RAM and must be used with a SIM card obtained from an individual carrier. Apple SIM, introduced alongside the iPad Air 2, allows you to choose between a variety of carriers…
  • Apple Tops Movie Product Placement Rankings for the First Time Since 2011

    Mitchel Broussard
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Branding website Brandchannel recently revealed the winners of the Brandcameo 2015 Product Placement Awards, which names the movies and brands with the most proliferation within Hollywood films over the past year. For the first time since 2011, Apple nabbed the 2014 Award for Overall Product Placement, appearing in 9 of the 35 films that topped the U.S. box office last year. Brandchannel mentions the most influential Apple moments in films last year, perhaps the most popular of which is an extended scene in Marvel's blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which two of its…
  • Rumor Suggests 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Could Launch During March 9 Apple Watch Event

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Apple could be planning to introduce the much-rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air during its March 9 Apple Watch event, according to one site that claims to have sources within Apple. The Michael Report believes Apple will use the event to debut the ultrathin MacBook, which is rumored to have a Retina display and a redesigned chassis.Many are expecting Apple talk more about the Apple Watch. However, sources familiar with the matter within Apple have exclusively told The Michael Report that Apple plans to unveil the long-awaited Retina MacBook Air at the same event. The Michael Report has…
  • Luxury Sports Car Brand Koenigsegg Announces New Regera Hypercar With CarPlay Support

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg is known for its high-priced luxury sports cars, often called hypercars. At the Geneva Motor Show today, Koenigsegg showed off its latest car -- an ~1,800 horsepower hybrid vehicle with built-in support for Apple's CarPlay service. Called the Regera, which translates to "to reign" in Swedish, the car can go from 0 to 250 miles per hour within 20 seconds, and it tops out at a speed of 255 miles per hour. It's equipped with a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine along with three electric motors. One motor replaces the standard transmission with the Koenigsegg…
  • Researchers Find New 'FREAK' Security Flaw, Apple Says Fix Coming Soon

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Researchers have recently uncovered a major security flaw in software created by companies like Google and Apple, leaving many devices vulnerable to hacking attempts, reports The Washington Post. Called "FREAK" (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys), the vulnerability stems from a U.S. government policy that once prevented companies from exporting strong encryption, requiring them to instead create weak "export-grade" products to ship to customers outside of the United States. These restrictions were lifted more than a decade ago, but the weaker encryption has continued to be used by software…
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  • How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else?

    Chris Brogan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I was working on the audiobook (long overdue) for my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and I came to a part of a chapter that might be useful to you. Are you thinking of hiring someone else? Are you a solo business and wondering if you should have a partner? Are you wondering about bringing on someone to tackle the expanding workload? If so, I bet you’re wondering about the process and worrying about what you do or don’t know about it. Continue ReadingThe post How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else? appeared first on
  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
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  • Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

    Scott Brinker
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m looking forward to speaking at the Authority Rainmaker conference this May in Denver, Colorado. As a longtime Copyblogger fan, it’s a great privilege, and I can’t wait to meet many of you. The title of my talk will be: How to Design Interactive Content — Moving Beyond Button Clicks and Form Fills. Which begs the question, what exactly is interactive content? Most content that we’re familiar with — blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, infographics, podcasts, etc. — is designed to be passively consumed by our audiences. They read, watch, or listen…
  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
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  • Apple's new Maps patent guides your car around cell phone dead spots

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Every day when I drive over the Bay Bridge, I lose my wireless signal, just briefly. This is the firstest of first-world problems, and some days I don’t notice, but often I’m streaming music on a shuffle, and the track tries to change, and it just…can’t. It’s super annoying. Driving around the entire San Francisco Bay is obviously not an option, but if Apple follows through on a patent it received Tuesday, someday your Apple in-dash navigation system could steer you in the direction of a strong wireless signal, so you never lose touch.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • The new Contacts Preview drags Google's address book out of the Netscape era

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Google Contacts is getting a much-needed overhaul, eliminating the misery of managing who you message. You can try out the new web app right now by going to the Google Contacts Preview. Once you enable it with your Google account, you'll default to the new page every time you navigate to your Contacts. The design is reminiscent of Google's Inbox email app, drawing heavily from the company's new Material Design aesthetic. The contacts are grouped together in stark white bundles, which pop out from the light gray background. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • Podcast: Watching and waiting for the Apple Watch

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    This week, Susie and Glenn are watching and waiting for the Apple Watch, and discuss what Apple needs to reveal at Monday's special event. It's only been a week since we last talked about mobile payments, but in that time two new players emerged at Mobile World Congress—the creatively monikered Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Let us know what you think of this week's podcast! Show notes Glenn is taking over Mac 911, so please send questions to to Glenn on Twitter, or even call and leave a voicemail at 206–337–5833. All of Macworld's Apple Watch stories How will Samsung…
  • Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Apple is in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by electric-car battery maker A123 Systems, which has charged the iPhone maker with poaching five of its employees to set up a new battery division. The lawsuit has added fuel to reports that Apple is getting into the electric-car business. Apple filed a motion Tuesday that requested the court for more time to file its response to A123’s motions as it and the five engineers charged “are exploring potential resolution of this matter.” A123 alleged in its complaint filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts…
  • Find your missing Wi-Fi adapter and free up that 'Other' storage space

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Greetings! You may be used to a much thicker mane of hair occupying the Mac 911 seat, but as you may have heard, one Mr. Chris Breen has gone on to greener pastures as an orchardman, and I’ve been tapped to take your questions. I started using a Mac in 1985 and never stopped. I even owned a G4 Cube. My first smartphone was the original iPhone; my current, an iPhone 6. (Is it my last? As they say in Maine: Not yet.) Your problems are mine, and I feel your pain, and want your questions. You can email things that perplex you or need solving to, tweet them at me (if brief)…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How To Create Effective App Screenshots For Your App Page

    Melanie Haselmayr
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Slowly but surely, the official app stores of iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Marketplace have transformed into a digital battlefield. App developers have to fight for recognition or otherwise be drowned in an ocean of competing mobile applications. App store optimization (ASO), a strategy similar to SEO but specifically applied to the app pages in app stores, has become a handy addition to an app developer’s marketing plan, and promises to help increase visibility – and, as a consequence, downloads – of a mobile app. ASO consists of many elements, and should be considered a key…
  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March…
  • Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

    Steven Bradley
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new heading stands out, but now the logo is too small in comparison and isn’t getting noticed. The clients wants to make the logo bigger. Of course, now that the logo and heading are bigger, both are going to attract more attention than the main call-to-action button, which will need to be made bigger. And once the button is bigger, the heading is going to start looking small again. You can’t emphasize everything. It defeats the point. When you…
  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
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  • Dad tracks daughter's cyberbullies, gets justice

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling tracked down the people that cyberbullied his daughter on social media.
  • NY schools get Muslim breaks

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    New York City public schools will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the district the biggest in the United States to add the religion's holy days to its calendar.
  • Case could kill Obamacare

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies. The ruling could send Obamacare into a death spiral. FULL STORY
  • Ferguson's history of racial divisions

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    CNN's Randi Kaye looks at the racial injustices Ferguson residents say are occurring in their town.
  • Investigation of Michael Brown's killing closes

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    In a new report, federal prosecutors said that Officer Darren Wilson's "actions do not constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law. FULL STORY
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

    Angie Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile radiates from your whole face, and particularly for children, is often felt with the whole body. Not only is a forced and fake smile easy to spot in photographs – we know that wearing a fake smile and having it photographed doesn’t feel too good at the time, and it doesn’t feel great for children either. So while we want to photograph a child’s beautiful smile, we also want them to enjoy the process of being photographed. And…
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Manual Focus

    Tim Gilbreath
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be unfamiliar with the workings of manual focus. Even if you are, you may not have thought about how you would use it in real-world situations. Fortunately as DSLR owners, we have the best of both worlds between manual and automatic focusing; we have a choice as to how we decide the subject of our photo, and other points that aren’t as important. This is an advantage for you, and having a better understanding of the “other”…
  • Win One of FOUR Online Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years here at dPS, we have run some of our most popular competitions with a very valued partner – the New York Institute of Photography – to give away to dPS readers handpicked photography courses. Due to popular demand, NYIP and dPS bring you yet another opportunity to win one of these valuable courses! For this competition, NYIP is giving away FOUR prizes Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win: Wedding Photography Course – $999 Value Portrait Photography Course – $999 Value Travel Photography Course – $999 Value…
  • How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. It’s worthwhile taking some time to think about your personal approach to portrait retouching. Some photographers seem to like the airbrushed, almost plastic look of heavy…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod

    Gavin Hardcastle
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Picture the scene – Bangkok airport and I’m settling into seat 16H on my short Thai Airways flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The lovely hostess hands me a hot, scented towel as I shout ”Bollocks” while slapping myself firmly on the forehead. She gives me a justified look of disdain while I apologize for my outburst and then start begging her to contact Lost & Found as soon as possible. You see, I’d stupidly left my gorgeous carbon fibre, ball head tripod, in one of those plastic trays into which all airports now force you to empty your worldly goods before…
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  • 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 The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
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  • Chinese maker Xiaomi challenges GoPro with new Yi Action Camera

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Chinese company Xiaomi, perhaps best known for its smartphones, has introduced a new GoPro competitor called the Yi Action Camera. This new action camera will only be sold inside of China for the equivalent of approximately $64 USD (399 CNY); the company doesn't, as of now, have plans to sell it elsewhere. This still poses a problem for GoPro, however, which has recently been looking to expand into the Chinese market. Read more
  • Sony adds wide-angle and fisheye adapters for full-frame and APS-C lenses

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Sony has officially announced four new conversion lenses - two for full-frame and two for APS-C - that can be screwed onto a select group of lenses. On the full-frame side there are ultra-wide and fisheye adapters for the new FE 28mm F2, which drop the focal range to 21mm and 16mm, respectively. The adapters for APS-C lenses - the 20mm F2.8 and 16mm F2.8 specifically - and reduce the focal lengths by 0.75X for the ultra-wide adapter and 0.6X for the fisheye. More details.
  • Sony releases 28mm, 35mm, and 90mm macro full-frame primes

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Three full-frame prime lenses on Sony's lens roadmap officially arrived today which, including the 24-240, brings the total number of FE lenses to eleven. The least expensive of the trio is the 28mm F2 lens, which also supports ultra-wide and fisheye adapters. Next is the long-awaited Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA, which is Sony's fastest FE lens to date. Close-up shooters will be interested in the new 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, which uses a Direct Drive SSM mechanism for ultra-precise focusing. More details here.
  • Firmware updates to reduce Sony FE lens startup times on the way

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Sony is releasing a pair of firmware updates this month that will reduce startup times when FE lenses are attached to both full-frame and APS-C bodies. The first update, available now, will make your E-mount camera get ready to shoot in less time when using five currently available FE lenses. The second update, due later this month, will do the same for Sony's a7 series, this time for the four new lenses announced today. Read more
  • Sony brings big zoom power to FE-mount with 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 lens

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Another full-frame lens from Sony's roadmap that hit the market today is a consumer-friendly super zoom. This 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 FE lens features optical image stabilization, five aspherical elements and one ED element, and is sealed against dust and moisture. The lens will ship this month for around $1000.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’ (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Magazine Tour Continues in Chinese Fashion Magazine 'YOHO'

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    The international debut of the Apple Watch in magazines across the world continues this week with the wrist-worn device making a cover appearance on Chinese fashion magazine YOHO. The upcoming April issue of the magazine features actor and pop icon Archie Kao wearing an Apple Watch Sport with a white band on the cover and showcases other fashion shots of the wrist-worn device in a related story. Kao has been acting in Hollywood films and TV shows for nearly two decades, making regular appearances in series such as Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The…
  • Apple Watch Wins Renowned iF Design Award Before Release

    Husain Sumra
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    While Apple Watch could be more than a month away from a public release, it has won a 2015 iF Gold Award from the International Forum (iF) Design in its annual industrial design competition. The jury called the Apple Watch design "an icon". The idea of combining classic materials such as leather and metal with state-of-the-art technology to create a very individual fashion accessory has resulted in a delightful product offering a holistic user experience. The Apple Watch scores highly for each design detail and is an altogether extraordinary piece of design. For us, it is already an…
  • New Site Offers Interactive Look at Upcoming Apple Watch Apps

    Juli Clover
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    AppAdvice recently launched a new site dedicated to the Apple Watch called WatchAware, and today a new feature was introduced that showcases upcoming Apple Watch apps in an interesting, interactive way. The site's Apple Watch Apps section offers a selection of apps that are displayed on an Apple Watch interface, with different views for "Apps," "Glances," and "Notifications." For example, for the upcoming Twitter app, which was shown during the Apple Watch announcement, WatchAware allows users to click to see both what the app itself will look like and what an incoming notification will look…
  • AT&T Modio LTE Case for Wi-Fi iPad Mini Launches March 20 for $49.99 with Contract

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Following its unveiling at CES earlier this year, AT&T today announced that its new Modio Case for iPad Mini, which enables Wi-Fi only iPads to connect to 4G, will be available for purchase March 20 for $49.99 with a two-year agreement. The March 20 release is set only for the iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3 compatible cases, with a launch for the iPad Air models planned for later in the year. As detailed at its CES reveal event, the Modio smartcase will allow iPad owners with Wi-Fi models to connect to AT&T's 4G LTE network using data available on a user's Mobile Share Value…
  • Pebble Introduces 'Pebble Time Steel' Following Successful Kickstarter Campaign

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Exactly a week after revealing the new generation of Pebble smartwatches, called the Pebble Time, Pebble today announced an additional tier to its Kickstarter fundraiser called the Pebble Time Steel. Touted as having every feature of the Pebble Time - including the new color display and Timeline features - but featuring more classy, decorative casings, so it's "dressed up and ready to go." The Steel comes in two band options, stainless steel or premium leather, and the watchface itself is coated in a CNC-finished 316L stainless steel casing. Differing slightly from its original counterpart,…
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