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  • Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You know the noises someone makes when they sing karaoke but forgets one of the verses? That's what Nonsense Karaoke is like, but about a million times funnier because it's starring Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon. The post Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Wimbledon bans selfie sticks for their 'nuisance value'

    Mashable
    Tim Chester
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    LONDON — The wand of Narcissus took another blow Monday, with the news that Wimbledon is banning selfie sticks from its hallowed grounds. In news that will come as a disappointment to fans of self portraits from the back row of the stands, the venue has joined the long list of stadiums, galleries and museums worldwide that have banned the things. See also: Snowboarder uses selfie stick, karma delivers swift justice The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTA) warned that selfie sticks won't be allowed into this year's event, the Telegraph reported Monday. A guide for people attending the…
  • Refresh Boring Old Furniture With Smiling Screws And Glow-In-The-Dark Nails

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Droog's latest collection adds a dash of whimsy to drab old hardware.Tell us if you've ever heard this: "You've gotta see my new dining room table because it's got some amazing screws."Read Full Story
  • Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Watches Shipped Over Launch Weekend, Says Data Firm

    TechCrunch
    Natasha Lomas
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
     Apple’s debut wearable, the eponymous Apple Watch, started shipping Friday — but according to U.S. online commerce market research firm, Slice Intelligence, the launch weekend saw only around a fifth of U.S. buyers get a delivery from Cupertino. Read More
  • Product adoption: different problems for different folks

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    The product adoption cycle is one of the most essential things to understand when you seek to launch a product or service, or make any sort of cultural change. Different people sign up for new ideas at different rates. Some farmers, for example, are eager to try a new type of seed or irrigation device. Some farmers will wait years, or a generation, to try the same thing. Some people start the video going viral, some are the very last to see it. What distinguishes these people? It's worth noting that someone who might be an innovator at work might choose to be a laggard at home. It turns out…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You know the noises someone makes when they sing karaoke but forgets one of the verses? That's what Nonsense Karaoke is like, but about a million times funnier because it's starring Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon. The post Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon sing nonsense karaoke [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Amazing facts about police forces around the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We sometimes get so used to our surroundings that we forget how different things are around the world. Take police, for example. Did you know that tourist police in Egypt sometimes ride camels around the ancient monuments to protect them? And in Russia, female officers wear skirts. The post Amazing facts about police forces around the world [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “KAZbrella”–the umbrella that won’t drip everywhere [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Why is this not a thing until now? Umbrellas are fantastic in the rain, duh, but when you have to take them inside they make a huge mess. Why not just invert the sucker and deep everyone dry? That's what the KAZbrella does, and it's amazing! The post “KAZbrella”–the umbrella that won’t drip everywhere [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Very dedicated car owner tries to save his vehicle from a hail storm [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    With hail this size, it's no wonder this car owner was worried about his car. The lengths he went to to protect that car, however, are a little bit absurd. The post Very dedicated car owner tries to save his vehicle from a hail storm [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • If Sherlock Holmes were actually terrible at deduction [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Have you ever wanted Sherlock Holmes to be wrong? Just one time, one time that he makes a ridiculous statement about someone and it turns out to be terribly wrong? If so, then enjoy this video: The post If Sherlock Holmes were actually terrible at deduction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Wimbledon bans selfie sticks for their 'nuisance value'

    Tim Chester
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    LONDON — The wand of Narcissus took another blow Monday, with the news that Wimbledon is banning selfie sticks from its hallowed grounds. In news that will come as a disappointment to fans of self portraits from the back row of the stands, the venue has joined the long list of stadiums, galleries and museums worldwide that have banned the things. See also: Snowboarder uses selfie stick, karma delivers swift justice The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTA) warned that selfie sticks won't be allowed into this year's event, the Telegraph reported Monday. A guide for people attending the…
  • Can you spot all the new faces in the latest 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer?

    Adam Rosenberg
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Batman: Arkham Knight's cast of familiar faces grows with developer Rocksteady Studios' new "All Who Follow You" trailer. Can you name them all? Catwoman's there, putting the beatdown on an army of robo-baddies with her Batbuddy. Nightwing and Robin both show up as well, all grim faces and determined hero poses. There are also blink-and-you'll-miss-it looks at Commissioner Jim Gordon, his daughter Barbara (aka Oracle), and the vigilante Azrael. The trailer's title suggests that Batman's assorted allies are all targets of the Arkham Knight, the game's primary villain. He pops up a…
  • Thousands call for removal of 'beach body' adverts amid online backlash

    Tim Chester
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    LONDON — Over 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of an advert that's been deemed body shaming amid an online backlash. Protein World's ad campaign, which features a woman in a bikini and various products in the company's "weight loss collection," asks the question: Are you beach body ready? It angered a lot of people - but the company aren't backing down. See also: Topshop's skinny mannequin pissed off a lot of people The posters have been defaced dozens of times, inspired an "Every Body's Ready" Facebook page, and seen the Advertising Standards Authority…
  • 'What are you looking for in a new position?': The right way to answer

    The Daily Muse
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whenever you get asked this question during an interview, it's impossible to not feel like it's a trap. What other answer can you possibly give for, "What are you looking for in a new position?" other than, "Everything this one offers?" Well, it depends on the humor of the hiring manager, but in general, that's probably not your best option. To play it a little safer and to be thorough, follow these four steps. Remember, you want to be honest, but diplomatic 1. Start with your skills The question is about you, but you need to think about it from the hiring manager's perspective. Sure, you'd…
  • To assist search effort, Google Voice, Viber reduce call costs to Nepal

    Ariel Bogle
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    In the aftermath of the earthquake, getting calls and messages into or out of Nepal has been one of the greatest challenges facing those searching for loved ones. See also: Facebook Safety Check connects those affected by devastating Nepal earthquake In an effort to aid communication, American phone companies like T-Mobile are offering free calls to and from Nepal, and a number of digital services are following suit. Viber users can now use Viber Out to call Nepalese mobile and land line numbers for free#NepalEarthquake — ViberHelp (@ViberHelp) April 26, 2015…
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    Fast Company

  • Refresh Boring Old Furniture With Smiling Screws And Glow-In-The-Dark Nails

    Mark Wilson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Droog's latest collection adds a dash of whimsy to drab old hardware.Tell us if you've ever heard this: "You've gotta see my new dining room table because it's got some amazing screws."Read Full Story
  • From Near Failure To A $1.5 Billion Sale: The Epic Story Of Lynda.com

    Jane Porter
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    From fast success to near failure to a billion-dollar sale: The epic and inspiring story of how "the mother of the Internet" built her brand.At times, Lynda Weinman seems almost stunned by her own success. Unlike many recent tech founders, Weinman didn't enter the industry with dollar signs in her eyes. She wasn't pining over a $1.5 billion sale like the one her company Lynda.com closed with LinkedIn earlier this month. She was just trying to teach people about what she loved: web design.Read Full Story
  • How Getting More Sleep Can Help You Solve Your Creative Problems

    Art Markman
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:22 am
    When you return to the problem after sleeping, you'll retrieve different information from memory than before you slept.We all know that we should probably be getting more sleep. And we've learned that sleep improves your mood, helps you to learn, clears your brain of toxins, and helps you concentrate. As if that weren't enough, sleep has another benefit: It can help make you more creative.Read Full Story
  • 5 Things Your Employees Wish They Could Tell You

    Stephanie Vozza
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Most managers never learned how to be leaders. Here are the ways your employees wish you were better at your job.If your employees could change one thing about you, what do you think it would be?Read Full Story
  • These Are The Companies Winning The Race To Increase Diversity

    Lydia Dishman
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Diversity Inc's annual report reveals the top 50 large companies that have made efforts in the last year to increase diversity.Diversity in the workplace is a polarizing issue. On the one hand, science has proven that we tend to favor toiling side-by-side with people who are most like us. Yet multiple studies have shown that diverse teams are more innovative and productive than homogenous groups.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Watches Shipped Over Launch Weekend, Says Data Firm

    Natasha Lomas
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
     Apple’s debut wearable, the eponymous Apple Watch, started shipping Friday — but according to U.S. online commerce market research firm, Slice Intelligence, the launch weekend saw only around a fifth of U.S. buyers get a delivery from Cupertino. Read More
  • Glia Raises Cash To Match Consumers And Companies Around Values

    Jonathan Shieber
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
     It’s with an eye toward that hypersensitive political climate that Barry Klein, a longtime political consultant has raised the first capital to grow Glia. Along with co-founders Chris Rappley, a longtime startup consultant, and Tahlia Sutton, a product development executive, Klein has developed Glia to be an app that blends Yelp and eHarmony, for what Klein calls “values-based… Read More
  • Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup

    Ingrid Lunden
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
     Facebook at Work, Facebook’s first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year. But as the product continues to inch its way to general availability, it will be doing so without one of its key architects. Lars Rasmussen — Facebook’s engineering director, who helped create and run Facebook… Read More
  • Alibaba Teams Up With China’s Largest Telecom To Sell Smartphones To Rural Customers

    Catherine Shu
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:56 pm
     Alibaba has partnered with China’s biggest telecom operator to sell low-cost smartphones to people in rural areas for prices as low as 299 RMB ($48). The deal with China Telecom, which has 186 million users, is part of a two-pronged strategy for the e-commerce giant, which sees smaller cities as key to its growth plans for its e-commerce business and operating system YunOS. A line of… Read More
  • Freelancer.com Acquires Payment Service Provider Escrow.com For $7.5M

    Catherine Shu
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:07 pm
     Job marketplace Freelancer.com announced today that it has agreed to purchased Escrow.com for $7.5 million in cash. The acquisition was funded by through an placement of $10 million AUD (about $7.8 million) in ordinary shares of Freelancer.com to institutional investors. As its name suggests, Escrow.com provides online escrow services for e-commerce sites by holding payments for goods or… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Product adoption: different problems for different folks

    Seth Godin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    The product adoption cycle is one of the most essential things to understand when you seek to launch a product or service, or make any sort of cultural change. Different people sign up for new ideas at different rates. Some farmers, for example, are eager to try a new type of seed or irrigation device. Some farmers will wait years, or a generation, to try the same thing. Some people start the video going viral, some are the very last to see it. What distinguishes these people? It's worth noting that someone who might be an innovator at work might choose to be a laggard at home. It turns out…
  • To overcome an irrational fear...

    Seth Godin
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    replace it with a habit. If you're afraid to write, write a little, every day. Start with an anonymous blog, start with a sentence. Every day, drip, drip, drip, a habit. If you're afraid to speak up, speak up a little, every day. Not to the board of directors, but to someone. A little bit, every day. Habits are more powerful than fears.         
  • Terroir

    Seth Godin
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    You can taste it. Heinz ketchup has no terroir. It always tastes like everywhere and nowhere and the same. A Dijon mustard from a small producer in France, though, you can taste where it came from. Foodies seek out this distinction in handcrafted chocolate or wine or just about anything where the land and environment are thought to matter. But we can extend the idea to you, to your work, to the thing you're building. Visit the City Bakery in New York. Every square inch contains the DNA of the whole place. The planking of the floor. The sound as you sit on the balcony. The parade of…
  • Reckless abandon (is neither)

    Seth Godin
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    It's not reckless, because when we leap, when we dive in, when we begin, only begin, we bring our true nature to the project, we make it personal and urgent. And it's not abandon, not in the sense that we've abandoned our senses or our responsibility. In fact, abandoning the fear of fear that is holding us back is the single best way not to abandon the work, the pure execution of the work. Later, there's time to backpedal and water down. But right now, reckless please.        
  • Thanks

    Seth Godin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    In just two days, my new course for freelancers is the fastest-growing one of its kind in Udemy's history. I'm thrilled to see that so many of my readers are eager to dig in and make a difference. The course has already transformed the work of thousands of people. The half-price discount expires soon, and this will be my last post about it. I hope it resonates with you, and thanks again for leaping.        
 
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    WIRED

  • You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch

    Jordan Golson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Automakers are jumping on the Apple Watch app wagon. The post You Can Fiddle With Your BMW or Porsche From an Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.
  • Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes

    Neel V. Patel
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Not every place in the world has a network of seismometers. Satellite measurements can fill in the gaps. The post Turns Out Satellites Work Great for Mapping Earthquakes appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android

    Cade Metz
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Enormous--and enormously complex---forces that have gathered against Android in Europe, all stemming from a case on the other side of the Atlantic. The post Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android appeared first on WIRED.
  • Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone’s Watching

    David Pierce
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your phone's ability to pin-point your exact location gives us plenty to be excited about. But this world of always-on GPS raises new questions about what happens to our data. The post Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone’s Watching appeared first on WIRED.
  • Game of Thrones Recap: A Wedding and Some Funerals

    Laura Hudson
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week on Game of Thrones: a wedding, talk of more weddings, and plenty of deaths as power shifts in both King's Landing and the North. The post Game of Thrones Recap: A Wedding and Some Funerals appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 6 Steps to Make Your Nonprofit’s Blog a Must-Read Web Destination

    Guest Blogger
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    This is a guest contribution from Eric Rardin. Managing a nonprofit is already more than a full-time job. Often, when operating on shoestring budgets to make a dent in large-scale, intractable problems like poverty or human rights, writing up a few hundred words for a blog post can seem like the least important of the myriad to-dos. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! For your supporters, your organization’s blog is a window into your world. It showcases what matters to you, how you’re achieving your mission, and provides insight into the type of organization you…
  • The Full Blog Monetization Menu – 60+ Ways to Make Money With Your Blog

    Guest Blogger
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    This is a guest contribution from Paul Back. You think about it all the time – how great it would be to make money from your blog. Yet, with monetization, things can get a little confusing. There are just so many different options. Making money from your blog is not something that happens by accident. It takes forethought, planning, and a winning strategy. Once you understand all of the possible ways to monetize your blog, it’s much easier to devise the right plan. Succeeding at Monetizing Your Blog The First Step is Understanding Your Options There are almost limitless possibilities…
  • ProBlogger FAQ: How Often Should I Post?

    Darren Rowse
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Post frequency is a topic that comes up often among bloggers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been posting for years – people change, algorithms change, and even your motivations for blogging change. No-one is immune from wondering if their schedule is working, or if tweaks can be made for more successful audience interaction. As I said in my previous FAQ post on how long posts should be – it depends on several factors. The length of posts, the frequency of posting, and definitely post content all require trial and error, and for the blogger to…
  • Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    Guest Blogger
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Most people have heard of the success of Perez Hilton’s blog and that he makes somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000 each month blogging about the latest celebrity gossip. Success stories like Hilton’s might make the prospect of earning a fortune blogging seem real, but the truth is that it is hard work and not very many crack that six figure per month mark. Still, you can make a decent living from blogging, if you know how to go about it. Every now and then, I’m pulled aside at a family gathering or am emailed by someone who wants to know…
  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    Darren Rowse
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training resources I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. Here’s what you need to know. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Do You Track All of Your Expenses?

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Keeping track of your budget involves a fair bit of math, which can eventually get overwhelming. While some suggest you can’t really manage your budget without tracking all your expenses , others suggest you only need to cover a few key points. Which do you prefer?Read more...
  • Embrace a Little Controlled Hostility When Confronting Others

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    When we have to confront someone else, it’s tempting to remove any and all hostility, to the point of watering down our frustration completely. Outbursts aren’t helpful, but remembering why you’re annoyed and standing up for that feeling can help.Read more...
  • Glass Planner Puts Your To-Dos and Calendar Into One GTD-Powered App

    Alan Henry
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    iOS: Glass Planner is a free hybrid calendar and to-do app that makes sure all of your to-dos show up right when you need them to, and you never miss an alert when you have an event or a to-do. You get an agenda-like view of all of your to-dos and appointments, and adding or arranging new items is quick and easy.Read more...
  • The Best System Monitor for Mac OS X

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Mac OS X already comes with a solid system monitor, but it’s not that great to just glance at your overall system health. For that, we like Monity, which sits in your Notification Center for easy access to a wealth of information. Read more...
  • Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

    Patrick Allan
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself. Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • How to Pick Advisors

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

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    These are my pictures from the Mercedes-AMG facility. This is where the AMG GT is made. The post Pictures from my trip to @Mercedes appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of Branding

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the real world, you don’t have infinite resources; you don’t have a perfect product; and you don’t sell to a growing market without competition. You’re also not omnipotent, so you cannot control what people think of your brand. Under these assumptions, most companies need all the help they can get. This is my advice to help you. Seize the high ground. Establish your brand on positive conditions like “making meaning,” “doing good,” “changing the world,” and “making people happy” —not destroying your competition. When is the last time you bought a product to hurt a…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Discover Announces Apple Pay Support Beginning This Fall

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Discover announced on Monday that cardholders will be able to use Apple Pay for contactless payments at participating vendors in the United States beginning this fall. Discover cardholders will continue to receive current benefits, including Cashback Bonus and the new Freeze It security tool that protects those that have temporarily misplaced their cards. Developing… Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • How to Get Your Apple Watch Up and Running • MacRumors Giveaway: Pad & Quill Valet Luxury Sleeve and Apple Watch Accessory • SquareTrade Announces 2-Year Apple Watch…
  • Apple Watch Impacts iPhone Battery Life... One Way or the Other

    Arnold Kim
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    With the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, the first wave of consumers have received their Apple Watches. Our forums are abuzz with activity surrounding Apple's newest device. While there were initial concerns about the Apple Watch's battery life, reports seem to indicate that the Apple Watch, itself, has no problem lasting a full day. However, there have been mixed reports about the impact the Apple Watch has on iPhone battery life. The Apple Watch needs to be paired to an iPhone for full functionality. The iPhone connects to the Apple Watch via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to feed it data and…
  • iTunes Store Facilitating Donations to Support Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Eric Slivka
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Apple today rolled out a feature through the iTunes Store that allows users to contribute to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake that has killed over 2,400 people. The feature leverages the hundreds of millions of credit cards already on file to allow iTunes users to easily donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 to the relief efforts. Apple will be passing along 100 percent of the donations to the Red Cross. Aid Nepal Donate in iTunes #iTunes #Nepal #NepalEarthquake pic.twitter.com/s9seJp8RZV— Philip…
  • Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

    Arnold Kim
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse. Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests. The video shows the Apple Watch Sport holds up remarkably well in various scenarios. The watch is washed, submerged in water for 10 minutes, boiled, grated, spilled on, dropped and finally smashed with cast iron skillet. The Apple Watch Sport screen did shatter with the skillet impact, but seemed to remain perfectly…
  • Videos Showcase Apple Watch Launch Lines, Teardown and More

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Today is Apple Watch launch day in the United States and eight other first wave launch countries, and many customers around the world are busy setting up their new smartwatch or anxiously waiting for their package to be delivered. Meanwhile, the teardown team at repair website iFixit flew to Melbourne, Australia to get their hands on the Apple Watch and take it apart to see what's inside. Apple Watch Sport unboxed (Source: Instagram/Steve Belisle) iFixit started by prying open the display and disconnecting the display and digitizer cables underneath, getting a first look at the Taptic Engine,…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • My Ideal Buyer Partner

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    I was the keynote speaker at Perry Drake’s UMSL digital marketing event last week. The room was a mix of agency people, business owners, and students. With that in mind, I asked them if they wanted to see what I speak about with businesses who are asking about how to use media and community to earn more customers. They said that would be okay (I mean, I was the keynote. If that wasn’t okay, would they have asked, “What else have you got?”) I thought I’d share WHY I picked what I did as my keynote speech. Make Media That Serves The premise of the speech was…
  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years?

    Chris Brogan
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    17 years. That’s how long I’ve been blogging (as of the moment I’m writing this post). I started in 1998, before there was blogging software, back when it was called “journaling.” A lot has changed in my life since then (two major relationships, 4 companies, the birth of my children), and obviously even more has changed with the world. Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years? The short answer is yes. The tools have changed immensely. My first “blogging” was really using a WYSIWYG software called Trellix (I’m stunned that they still have…
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    Copyblogger

  • 6 Beautiful Ways Artificial Constraints Can Improve Your Creativity and Life

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Like accumulating capital, hard work has its own momentum. If you want to master digital media, then produce it often. Maria Popova, the woman behind Brain Pickings, publishes three substantial blog posts every weekday, typically about substantial books she reads. Each post is an elegant display of her ornate knowledge and polished creativity. And when I was asked to host a show for our digital marketing podcast network, I immediately jumped on the opportunity. Here was a chance to organize my work, tackle a new challenge, and consistently produce a new type of digital media. Yet — I…
  • 5 Easily Avoidable Mistakes That Cause Most Podcasts to Fail

    Rainmaker.FM
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Most podcasts fail. It’s unfortunate, but true. That might psyche out some potential showrunners before they even start. But savvy showrunners will recognize an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. Obviously, there are many possible mistakes that can lead to podcasts failing. But there are some common ones that The Showrunner hosts, Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor, have seen over and over. And what’s encouraging is that many of these mistakes are avoidable — simply by knowing what they are and knowing how to turn them into positives instead of negatives. In this…
  • How Our Obsession With Greatness Kills the Ability to Do Good Work

    Rainmaker.FM
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The pressure to be great — well, so great that it cripples us — injects us with expectations that are typically unrealistic. We spin our wheels trying to write that epic post. But we have a tendency to measure ourselves up so inadequately to those we admire — so much so that, in the end, we don’t write anything. It’s okay to focus on being great, but not at the expense of being good. You can’t reach the summit unless you start at the base of the mountain. In this 27-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Robert Bruce discuss: Audio vérité…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: How a Lack of Goodwill Could Be Hurting Your Authority

    Rainmaker.FM
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Goodwill can be the difference between a happy, growing community and a declining audience where you get more unsubscribes than opt-ins. Join The Mainframe hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett as they discuss how goodwill works in your digital business, what you can do to generate more goodwill, and how to nurture it with your content. In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: What we can learn about goodwill from Marvel versus DC The secret to strategic generosity Why engagement requires much more than answering comments How authentic nerdiness and engagement…
  • The Anatomy of a Hyperlink That Woos Readers

    Rainmaker.FM
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Links are hugely important for the web. In a macro, 30,000-foot way, links are the currency that help search engines evaluate the essence and quality of content. They help search engines determine the authority behind a web page. On a micro level, though, from the reader’s perspective, links also serve as one more of these landmarks that stand out for the reader as she surveys her media landscape. And when you have mere minutes to woo a potential reader, you do whatever you can to make your page stand out. In this roughly 10-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth,…
 
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    Macworld

  • The first batch of USB-C adapters and cables, tested

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    When Apple announced the MacBook in March, the new USB Type C (USB-C for short) port caused head shaking and chin scratching. Though the standard had been released in September and shown off at the CES trade show in January, no ecosystem existed. It was hard to know how a single-port USB-C laptop would function in the real world. In the days that follow the announcement, cables and adapters started to be announced and even ship. The MacBook landed in people’s hands—including ours at Macworld—in mid-April, and I’ve been purchasing and receiving review versions of adapters for several…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Mophie's first iPad case keeps your iPad juiced while adding storage

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Pack it up, pack it inThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings you a handy backpack for your electronics and their accessories, a useful keyboard/cover from Zagg, a catchy protective solution from Griffin, and much more.Case LogicWhether you’re biking to work or taking the subway, the Berkeley Plus (all iPad models; $60) is a functional backpack with plenty of room for your laptop, iPad, and all your accessories.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Missing the point: Analyzing a thing you haven't used

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Just a thought, but if you're going to write opinion pieces on the Apple Watch when you haven't tried one yet, you might want to familiarize yourself with the writing of people who actually have.Or not, whatever. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and unaccredited lawnmower maintenance academy, Erik Kain wonders "Will The Apple Watch Push The Boundaries Of Good Manners?" (Tip o' the antlers to ghibby!)More than the Forbes contributor network already has? Not sure that's possible. It's an interesting thought experiment in a "Could God make a boulder so big even he couldn't move it?"…
  • FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The first wave of Apple Watches were delivered on April 24, but if you were waiting to order a Sport, steel, or Edition until you could try it on in person or read the early reviews, you’ll have to wait until June to get your hands on a Watch. But that’s OK, because we know so much more about Apple Watch now than we did when it debuted last September. How long does the battery last? How does Apple Pay work? Is it really better than a fitness tracker?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Laughs and inspiration

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Laughs and inspirationThis week’s roundup includes apps to inspire you, help you reach your goals, and even have a chuckle or two along the way.ClearSomewhere in your past is a tweet that will someday come back to haunt you. Clear for iOS connects to your social media accounts, hunts down and flags questionable posts, and lets you immediately delete them. Going for a job interview? Running for president? You might want this app.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How To Become A UX Leader

    Robert Hoekman Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Let’s say you run a UX team. Better yet, let’s say you don’t. Let’s say you just want to do great work. You’re a consultant. You’re a newbie. You’re an intern. Your position is irrelevant. So is your title. What’s important here is that you want great UX to happen. You want it consistently. You want it now. You want it all the time. No matter your status or situation, whether director or loner, you are in a position to lead, to raise the bar in a place where it consistently sits lower than you think it should. As an in-house UX professional, I’ve formed and run UX teams for…
  • Extending WordPress With Custom Content Types

    Brian Onorio
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    WordPress does some pretty amazing things out of the box. It handles content management as well as any other open-source solution out there — and better than many commercial solutions. One of the best attributes of WordPress is its ease of use. It’s easy because there’s not a significant amount of bloat with endless bells and whistles that steepen the learning curve. On the flip side, some might find WordPress a little… well, light. It does a lot, but not quite enough. If you find yourself hacking WordPress to do the things you wish it would do, then the chances are high that this…
  • React To The Future With Isomorphic Apps

    Jonathan Creamer
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Things often come full circle in software engineering. The web in particular started with servers delivering content down to the client. Recently, with the creation of modern web frameworks such as AngularJS and Ember, we’ve seen a push to render on the client and only use a server for an API. We’re now seeing a possible return or, rather, more of a combination of both architectures happening. What Is React? React is, according to the official website1: “A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.” It is a way to create reusable front-end components. Plain and simple,…
  • The Current State Of E-Commerce Filtering

    Christian Holst
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    When done right, filters enable users to narrow down a website’s selection of thousands of products to only those few items that match their particular needs and interests. Yet, despite it being a central aspect of the user’s e-commerce product browsing, most websites offer a lacklustre filtering experience. In fact, our 2015 benchmark reveals that only 16% of major e-commerce websites offer a reasonably good filtering experience. Given the importance of filtering, we — the entire team at the Baymard Institute — spent the last nine months researching how users browse, filter…
  • Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study)

    Ashley Bennett
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    If you’re a member of the web or UI design community, it’s been hard to avoid talking about Sketch1 over the last year. The launch of this design app shook up an industry dominated by Adobe for more than two decades, and it has caused an ongoing debate about whether Sketch is better than Photoshop and Illustrator (and Fireworks2). A longtime Photoshop user myself, I made the switch to Sketch in early 2014 and haven’t looked back. I love certain features of the program, such as the simple interface, file autosave and infinite canvas. However, plenty of other programs out there have…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Obama's top 10 dinner jokes

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
  • Clinton group admits mistakes

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    The Clinton Foundation, fighting back against charges of wrongdoing in a forthcoming book, admitted that it had made "mistakes" as the philanthropy grew in recent years, while also maintaining that it did not intentionally do anything wrong.
  • Report: Hackers got Obama mail

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    CNN's Jonathan Mann discusses the New York Times report stating that Russian hackers broke into the White House email system.
  • Paralyzed teen's surprise brings nurse to tears

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    After being paralyzed for nearly two weeks, a Texas teenager surprised the nurse who inspired her during rehab. CNN affiliate KTVT reports.
  • Royal babies: 5 things to know

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    Amid all the excitement about the eagerly-awaited new addition to the royal family, you may think you know all you could ever want to about royal babies. But did you know...
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My First Impressions of The Apple Watch

    Scott Kelby
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so) After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend: 1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious. 2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use. 3. There are more apps than I…
  • Lightroom Magazine Makes The Jump To Print

    Scott Kelby
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    More big news for photographers who are KelbyOne subscribers Lightroom has become such an important part of so many photographer’s daily workflow that we really wanted to expand the ways we deliver our Lightroom training even further. Adobe’s launch of Lightroom CC this week gave us a perfect opportunity to take what we learned from having produced an app-based version of the magazine last year, and make the jump to print by including it in Photoshop User magazine. KelbyOne annual members get the print edition of Photoshop User, and international members receive the digital version…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    KelbyOne Lightroom CC Learning Center It’s finally here! We here at KelbyOne are excited to announce Adobe’s newest release of the pre-eminent photographic organization and editing program – Lightroom CC. Our Lightroom CC Learning Center is designed to get you up to speed on all of the features of Lightroom CC as quickly as possible. There are 21 videos in all from Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, Pete Collins, and Mia McCormick – covering everything from major features that were added to detailed changes that have been made to modules that you need to know. Plus you can…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Robert Cornelius!

    Brad Moore
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    My name is Robert Cornelius (as I’m guessing you’ve already gathered from the title of this blog post…), and I’ve been given the honored opportunity to share some of my thoughts with all of you fine people. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2008, but my passion for digital art has been growing since 2003. That’s the year I was first introduced to the majesty of a little program you might have heard of, called … Photoshop. I’ve always been an individual that thrives in any situation that requires tapping into one’s creativity and imagination, but once I…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom CC

    Scott Kelby
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Why You Should Make Dark Images

    James Maher
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Street scene One of the most unexplored aspects in digital photography is the dark image. With digital, we have built-in light meters, histograms, incredible ISO capabilities, and processing programs, which make it much easier to expose our images brightly in all different lighting situations. This can have the effect of making photographers feel that they need to expose all of their images with a neutral histogram, where you can see the image perfectly well, with some information in the highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. This is often what you want to do, but not always. When you are…
  • 9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

    Gavin Hardcastle
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains that glow hot from the light of the setting sun. Here’s a little time-lapse video I put together using some of my recent lake reflection still shots in Alberta, Canada. Each frame is from a still image shot with a small mirrorless digital camera. Read on to learn the methods I use when trying to capture stunning lake and river reflections in my photography. 1 – Don’t shoot super wide Regardless of whether your…
  • The Ultimate On-Location Storage Solution – ioSafe Rugged Portable SSD Review

    Sime
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    That’s a big call really, isn’t it? “Ultimate on-location storage” what does that even mean, and do you need it? Well, dear reader, read on and we’ll get to the bottom of this relatively new, bomb proof storage device from ioSafe.com The aptly named Rugged Portable is an external solid state drive that connects to your computer via USB 3.0 to store all of your files – in my case, raw images photographed on location. We have the 1TB version on a trial and that’s going to be (much) more than enough for most photography adventures. Transfer speeds via…
  • 5 Photoshop Layer Mask Tricks – Video Tutorial

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photoshop has many features that can make photo editing both non-destructive and creative. Using Layer masks is one such feature. Masks can also be confusing to understand and they have many ways to apply and use them. In this video tutorial Joshua Cripps goes over five layer mask tricks – I even learned a couple things I hadn’t seen before, so thanks for that! See if you can pick up some things you can use for post-processing your images: Menu > Image > Apply image = brilliant! Try and see for yourself. Do you have any other Photoshop layer masking tips or tricks? Please…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Architecture

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Cities are full of great photography subjects, architecture is among the most popular. Doorways, windows, cityscapes, details or full wide sweeping vistas. If you live in an urban area you have lots of built-in subjects just waiting for you to photograph them: By Thomas Hawk By perceptions I sichtweisen Weekly Photography Challenge – Architecture Your job this week is to get out and photograph buildings, man-made structures. Use whichever manner you choose either proper corrected lines, or twisted, curved, tilted and converging lines. Go for wide shots, or put on a long lens and shoot…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • One of eSports' biggest stars retires with repetitive strain injury

    Matt Brian
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    If you're into eSports, then it's highly likely that you would have heard of Hai Lam. He's best known as the Mid Laner and captain of Cloud9, which is regarded as the best US eSports team for the popular online multiplayer game League of Legends. Non...
  • TalkTalk's unlimited everything SIM is £12 per month but laden with fine print

    Jamie Rigg
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The UK mobile market is undergoing a serious makeover, with two huge acquisitions on the horizon and new MVNOs popping up left, right and centre. Quad-play provider TalkTalk is already known for its low-cost broadband, TV and mobile deals, but now's ...
  • Kojima and del Toro's 'Silent Hills' is not going to happen

    Aaron Souppouris
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Silent Hills, at least as it was originally conceived, is no more. The next chapter of the once-popular horror series had built considerable hype off the back of a fantastic playable teaser, P.T., which was released last summer. When solved the tease...
  • Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

    Mat Smith
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just ...
  • Scientists spot runaway galaxies

    Jon Fingas
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (up to 6 million miles per hour) that they're escap...
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    Strobist

  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

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

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

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

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

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

  • Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are more people taking pictures now than ever before, and as a consequence, some of the world's most beautiful views have been photographed to death. In this article, nature and landscape photographer Erez Marom explains the value of shooting 'changing' landscapes, which offer different perspectives every time you visit - or even from day to day, or minute to minute. Click through to read his article
  • Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Janne Voutilainen is a man of relatively few words. In that context, the minimalism of some of his photos makes perfect sense. He's based in Finland and finds himself drawn to landscape photography, as well as astrophotography, which is how we discovered his work. He offered a few insights into his images in our Q&A. His otherworldly images speak volumes too - take a look. See gallery
  • Sony introduces touchless shutter app and we go hands-on (off?)

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sony has released a beta version of its Touchless Shutter app, immediately available for download through the PlayMemories app store. The app makes use of the eyepiece sensor as a shutter release mechanism and brings all the advantages of a traditional cable release without needing any extra camera gear. All that is needed is a hand wave near the eyepiece and the shutter will release. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 real-world sample gallery posted

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix CM1 has the potential to break new ground in the territory between smartphones and cameras. It offers a 1-inch 20MP sensor, much larger than the typical smartphone camera chip. It also provides an F2.8 Leica-branded lens encircled by a control ring that can be used to adjust various exposure settings. We got out and about with it to see what its images look like. See gallery 
  • Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #11 is Finally (finally!) Here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    So sorry for getting this out so late today — we had a technical glitch that kept this awesome, awesome Lightroom CC episode sitting on a server somewhere, but now it’s free to roam out there on the interwebs. It’s our first episode talking about Lightroom CC, so we cover a bit in this episode (which is slightly longer than our regular episodes). Also, if you watched any of our four live Webinars Tuesday, some of this is going to be stuff you’ve already heard, but we have a few new things thrown in just for good measure. I’m covering the new Panos feature,…
  • If You’re Having Lightroom CC Install Issues

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Hi Gang: This is a quick-fix that’s working for many folks who are having install issues with Lightroom CC, and luckily it’s a really easy. Here’s what to do: STEP ONE: Go to the Creative Cloud App – click on the little Gear icon in the top right corner of window and choose Preferences (as shown above).   STEP TWO: Click the Sign Out button (as shown above). STEP THREE: Sign right back in and that should fix the problem. NOTE: Two more things: (1) You need to sign out/in exactly the way I showed here — from the preferences. Don’t sign out any other way.
  • What the crop? Part 3: body parts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. cropping feet = big no no cropping between feet and knees looks more deliberate and acceptable cropping between knees and hips is usually ok too, but notice in this example that the shorts and the lines on the socks create visual tension with the frame. Not the best crop. cropping the hand is usually another no-no cutting…
  • We Got Cha Covered On The New Lightroom CC Stuff

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography…
  • Adobe Releases New Version of Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    The “Secrets” out — Adobe just announced the new version of Lightroom, it’s called Lightroom CC and our FREE Webinars about Lightroom CC are starting in 45-minutes from now. Sign up now at http://kelbyone.com/secret- we’re taking your questions LIVE. We also have live Webinars at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Lots to share! OUR FREE LIGHTROOM LEARNING CENTER We just launched our FREE “Lightroom CC Learning Center” — it’s up LIVE right now with 21-videos on all the new features. Here’s the link to our FREE Lightroom CC Learning Center. Hope to…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • How to Get Your Apple Watch Up and Running

    Lory Gil
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    If you are one of the lucky few to receive your Apple Watch on launch day, you are probably excitedly going through the steps to setting up and customizing your device. With a completely new operating system to get used to, we’ve got a couple of tips for getting your Apple Watch ready for daily use. Apple Watch Overview Apple yesterday released a user guide for its wrist-worn device that provides a detailed overview of the case for those who aren't yet familiar with various features. For starters, you can easily identify the Digital Crown/Home button on the side of the watch case. Press it…
  • SquareTrade Announces 2-Year Apple Watch Protection Plans

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Alternative insurance protection plan service SquareTrade today confirmed support for both the Apple Watch Sport and mid-tier Apple Watch models. The plans sit near the cost of AppleCare+ for the Watch, but cover accidental damage done to the device, unlike the additional charge required in AppleCare+. The SquareTrade Apple Watch plans offer customers options with and without deductibles. So, for example, the Apple Watch Sport plan ranges from $59 to $69 (with deductible) and $129 to $159 (with no deductible). Similarly, the mid-tier Apple Watch models stretch from $79 to…
  • Apple Watch Battery Designed to Last 1000 Complete Charge Cycles

    Joe Rossignol
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Apple has outlined that the Apple Watch battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles, which gives the watch's battery a lifespan of about two-and-a-half to three years based on fully charging the wrist-worn device once per day. Comparatively, the MacBook and iPad can also receive up to 1000 complete charge cycles while retaining up to 80% of original battery capacity. iPhones receive up to 500 complete charge cycles, and iPods receive up to 400 complete charge cycles before the battery may deplete further. A teardown of the Apple Watch…
  • Android Mascot Discovered Urinating on Apple Logo in Google Maps [Updated]

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am
    Amid the fanfare of the Apple Watch launch, a few eagle eyed employees at Team Android today discovered an unusual easter egg within Google Maps. Visiting these specific coordinates on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Team Android found an image of the Google Android mascot urinating over the Apple logo to be embedded within the map itself. It's yet to be made clear who exactly created the image and placed it within Google Maps and, as Engadget points out, whether Google is even aware it exists at all at this time. While the two companies have been known to be rivals in the past,…
  • Apple Offers Virtual 'Personal Setup' to Soon-to-Be Apple Watch Owners

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    As many users in the United States slept Thursday night, Apple began slowly emailing Apple Watch pre-order customers with a confirmed April 24 delivery date about a "Personal Setup" program designed around the Watch. Aimed to visually guide new users through the Apple Watch's setup process and beyond, the Personal Setup program is a video session with an Apple employee where the company does its best to answer every question a user has about the wrist-worn device. As with in-store try-on appointments, the Personal Setup video session requires a scheduled appointment, with dates as of writing…
 
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