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  • Blast into the past with Slate’s Reincarnation Machine

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    Kate Rinsema
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Nothing kicks off a day quite like thinking you were Donatello and a Holy Roman Emperor during your past lives, so why not follow your own soul through history with Slate's Reincarnation Machine? The post Blast into the past with Slate’s Reincarnation Machine appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000 as villages plead for aid

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced to turn back early in the day. See also: History in shambles: World Heritage sites after the Nepal earthquake Buildings in parts of the city were reduced to…
  • After The Quake, Nepal Needs A Technology Upgrade More Than Ever

    Fast Company
    Greg Sandoval
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    A firsthand report from Kathmandu, where the Internet situation—never good—just suffered a major setback.After last Saturday's devastating earthquake, locals and tourists here in Kathmandu—Nepal's capital and largest city—hunger for news and the ability to communicate with friends and family. That means that the hunt for Internet access is almost as intense as the search for clean water and food. But it's an often frustrating one—and connectivity issues threaten to stand in the way of Nepal's recovery.Read Full Story
  • Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
     A number of startups, including Magic, Operator and GoButler, are focusing on fulfilling customers’ commerce-related requests which are sent in via mobile app or SMS requests, but today rival mobile shopping assistant Fetch is tackling a new platform with the release of its Apple Watch app. Now more of a mobile “concierge,” Fetch will allow Watch owners to order any… Read More
  • Good design (and serial numbers)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    Bosch puts the serial number for its dishwashers on the side of the door, not the top. Which means that 50% of the time, if the device is mounted in a corner, it's impossible to see the serial number. Most companies use 0 and o and O in their serial numbers, as well as 1 and I. If they used nothing but letters, words in fact, there'd be no confusion. Make a list of 1000 short words, use each word twice and you have a million numbers. FISHY-LASSO, for example. Easy to remember, hard to screw up. And there might be a reason to use really small type, but it's hard for me to understand why. Of…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Blast into the past with Slate’s Reincarnation Machine

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Nothing kicks off a day quite like thinking you were Donatello and a Holy Roman Emperor during your past lives, so why not follow your own soul through history with Slate's Reincarnation Machine? The post Blast into the past with Slate’s Reincarnation Machine appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to bend wood using ammonia [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    People have known how to bend and shape wood for very long time, but even the most seasoned woodworker will have his or her mind blown by this process. Using ammonia gas, this woodworker bends wood to extreme angles. The post How to bend wood using ammonia [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Why new parents should start saving for college now [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    It isn't news that college tuition in the U.S. is skyrocketing, but you might get some serious sticker shock when you take a look at the savings goals for that tiny little bundle of joy. The post Why new parents should start saving for college now [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Two cute bulldog pups team up to get a tire out of a pool [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    These adorable bulldogs want to get a tire out of a pool. Why? Don't ask, they're bulldogs, they do what they want. Watch how they manage to work together to get the tire out. The post Two cute bulldog pups team up to get a tire out of a pool [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Pointing the finger at the nation’s worst drivers [interactive map]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Think drivers in your home state have issues? See how bad they really are by the numbers with this interactive map from Truthfinder that ranks each state on speed-related deaths, drunk driving arrests, and driving-related deaths overall. The post Pointing the finger at the nation’s worst drivers [interactive map] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000 as villages plead for aid

    The Associated Press
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced to turn back early in the day. See also: History in shambles: World Heritage sites after the Nepal earthquake Buildings in parts of the city were reduced to…
  • Instagram won't let us interact with the eggplant emoji

    Jeff Leeson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Not all emojis are created equal, apparently. Instagram released an update for its app Monday that let users tag emojis as hashtags in their posts — something users have been requesting for a long time But the Facebook-owned service left out the fact that you can't use the eggplant emoji when you're tagging — likely for its suggestive look. See also: Emoji are about to take over Instagram It gets stranger, though. While using one eggplant emoji will not yield a hashtag, combining it with others such as two eggplants — or the equally suggestive peach — is fine. (Check…
  • Intel's $150 Compute Stick is a tiny Windows 8.1 PC — and a slowpoke

    Raymond Wong
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Intel's Compute Stick, an entire PC crammed into an HDMI stick that fits in the palm of your hand, is nothing short of a landmark in computing. Fifty years of Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors that can be crammed onto an integrated circuit doubles every two years, has resulted in a little plastic stick that plugs into any HDMI-equipped TV or computer display, transforming it into a full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC See also: Intel's Compute Stick is a $150 PC in the size of a Chromecast Just don't get any crazy ideas about gaming on it — or, indeed, doing any intensive…
  • Now 'Full House' is getting a behind-the-scenes movie at Lifetime

    Sandra Gonzalez
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    It seems as though Lifetime wants its piece of this Full House revival pie Mashable has confirmed that Lifetime has officially greenlit The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title), a movie that will — like the one made about Saved By the Bell — employ a bunch of Canadian actors to unravel the behind-the-scenes tale of the hit '90s show "http://mashable.com/2015/04/23/tv-reunions-revivals/?geo=GB" is not a valid see-also reference The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news News of the movie comes on the heels of Netflix's pickup of a 13-episode sequel titled Fuller House,…
  • Tesla invite teases 'the missing piece'

    Chris Taylor
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Tesla has sent out an official invite to a mystery press event in Hawthorne, Calif. on Thursday night, promising to provide a "missing piece" — and teasing an image of a white four-sided pyramid-like gadget The image is clearly modeled on Apple's press event invites — which tend to provide some clue to the product being unveiled. This one might seem more mysterious — if we didn't already have a number of reports that suggest Tesla's "missing piece" is a home battery, similar to a Tesla electric car battery, that can store solar panel energy and provide power if the grid goes…
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    Fast Company

  • After The Quake, Nepal Needs A Technology Upgrade More Than Ever

    Greg Sandoval
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    A firsthand report from Kathmandu, where the Internet situation—never good—just suffered a major setback.After last Saturday's devastating earthquake, locals and tourists here in Kathmandu—Nepal's capital and largest city—hunger for news and the ability to communicate with friends and family. That means that the hunt for Internet access is almost as intense as the search for clean water and food. But it's an often frustrating one—and connectivity issues threaten to stand in the way of Nepal's recovery.Read Full Story
  • Google Wants To Help European Newspapers Join The Digital Age

    David Lumb
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Google's new initiative will pay news outlets to dig into digital journalism.American tech companies have set their sights on the news business. A month after Facebook announced that it wants news outlets to publish content within Facebook, and a mere day after Snapchat poached acclaimed CNN reporter Peter Hamby, Google is announcing its own journalism initiatives to nudge European publishers toward modernizing their distribution and methods into the era of digital journalism.Read Full Story
  • Proof The Time Is Right For The Government To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

    Mark Wilson
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    But we're probably a decade out from recreational weed.Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on the federal-level legalization of same-sex marriage. From a human rights standpoint, there's no question that it should be legal. But what does historical precedent tell us? What conditions need to be in place to effect social change? And how close are we, really?Read Full Story
  • One Way You Can Help Nepal Right Now: All You Need Is A Computer And A Little Time

    Adele Peters
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    With just a few clicks, you can help make a map that will assist aid workers in getting to those in need.For relief workers in Nepal after the massive earthquake on April 25, one of the challenges is just knowing where to go: Most roads and buildings don't exist on a map. But that's a situation that's changing, hour by hour, as thousands of volunteers around the world build a detailed digital atlas of the earthquake zone as part of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT).Read Full Story
  • Go Ahead, Spill Coffee All Over This White Shirt. It's Unstainable

    Mark Wilson
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Elizabeth & Clarke claims that a nanotech coating of hydrophobic material makes this crisp white shirt impossible to stain.There's nothing worse than spilling food on a crisp white shirt. But a new product called The Unstainable White Shirt, by the budget women's fashion brand Elizabeth & Clarke, promises to repel liquids like magic.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    Sarah Perez
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
     A number of startups, including Magic, Operator and GoButler, are focusing on fulfilling customers’ commerce-related requests which are sent in via mobile app or SMS requests, but today rival mobile shopping assistant Fetch is tackling a new platform with the release of its Apple Watch app. Now more of a mobile “concierge,” Fetch will allow Watch owners to order any… Read More
  • Contextly Builds A Button For Following Breaking News

    Anthony Ha
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
     Contextly, the startup founded by former Wired editor Ryan Singel, is giving readers an easy way to stay up-to-date on the news that interests them. Specifically, the company has launched a new Follow This Story button that publishers can add to their stories. If a reader hits the button and enters their email address, Contextly will send them follow-up stories. It will also present them with… Read More
  • Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

    Josh Constine
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
     It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends’ status updates, checkins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. While this let developers build powerful, personalized products, the privacy concerns led Facebook to announce at F8 2014 that it would shut down the Friends data API in a year. Now that time has come, with the forced migration to Graph… Read More
  • Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
     Google Now has been expanding the range and variety of its Google Now cards, with 40 third-party partners unveiled in January. 70 more are being added to the Google app on Android today, bringing the total pool of Now partners up to 110. Some marquee partners from the new group include Zipcar, which will now display upcoming end times for reservations so that you can remember to get it back… Read More
  • Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    Anthony Ha
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
     The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion. The website (namely, Mode.com) and the mobile app (called Mode Stories) will allow users to follow more than 10,000 “editors, critics journalists, video producers and experts” — based on the topics and users you follow,… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Good design (and serial numbers)

    Seth Godin
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    Bosch puts the serial number for its dishwashers on the side of the door, not the top. Which means that 50% of the time, if the device is mounted in a corner, it's impossible to see the serial number. Most companies use 0 and o and O in their serial numbers, as well as 1 and I. If they used nothing but letters, words in fact, there'd be no confusion. Make a list of 1000 short words, use each word twice and you have a million numbers. FISHY-LASSO, for example. Easy to remember, hard to screw up. And there might be a reason to use really small type, but it's hard for me to understand why. Of…
  • 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.        
 
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    WIRED

  • Google Now Expands Its Reach, Integrates 70 More Services

    David Pierce
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Google announced 70 new partners for Google Now, its dashboard for all the information you need right this second. The post Google Now Expands Its Reach, Integrates 70 More Services appeared first on WIRED.
  • SurveyMonkey Has Quizzed Us Since 1999. Now It Has Answers

    Davey Alba
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Dotcom survivor SurveyMonkey has asked a lot of questions since it was founded in 1999. Now it wants to share some of the answers. The post SurveyMonkey Has Quizzed Us Since 1999. Now It Has Answers appeared first on WIRED.
  • The LG G4 Has A Leather Jacket and a Great Camera

    Tim Moynihan
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    LG's new flagship phone gets upgraded inside and out, with a full-grain leather backing and one of the best cameras in the smartphone realm. The post The LG G4 Has A Leather Jacket and a Great Camera appeared first on WIRED.
  • Lockheed’s New Drone Will Help Rescuers Find Missing People

    Alex Davies
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Lockheed is working to help locate people with cognitive disabilities that make them prone to wandering. The post Lockheed’s New Drone Will Help Rescuers Find Missing People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Racing Towards A Self-Driving Future

    Caleb Garling
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    Forget the motor and the drivetrain. The main engine of the self-driving car of the future will be an AI-powered supercomputer. That future could be approaching faster than you think: Next month Nvidia will release a self-driving car computer, one of the first to hit the market. Called Drive PX, it has 2.3 teraflops of […] The post Racing Towards A Self-Driving Future appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs

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

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

  • How the Illusion of Demand Makes You Buy Things You Don't Need

    Thorin Klosowski
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    We know that companies have all kinds of ways to trick you into thinking you need to buy something, but one of the more obnoxious techniques is the “illusion of demand.” As BBC Future points out, this illusion makes it seem like you’re missing out on something even when you’re not.Read more...
  • Google Now Adds Support for 70 New App Cards

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Android: Earlier this year, Google started allowing third-party app developers to place cards in Google Now. Today, the company has announced that they’re greatly expanding this program with support for 70 new apps, including Spotify, Feedly, Runkeeper, OpenTable, and more.Read more...
  • The Zebra Quickly Compares Car Insurance Rates from Over 200 Insurers

    Melanie Pinola
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    The average person could save $368 on car insurance, but you have to shop around to do that. The Zebra makes it super simple to find a better rate.Read more...
  • Ask an Expert Your Itching Questions About Bed Bugs Right Now

    Meg Neal on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    We all have at least one question about the formidable bed bug: How do I avoid having this goddamned pest infest my home? Actually make that two: How do I avoid getting bed bugs and how do I get rid of them if I do? Read more...
  • How to Read Your Coworker's Personalities for Better Collaboration

    Jane Porter
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Personality is a major factor to the workplace—understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, but how the personalities of the people you interact with inform their behavior and your relationship to them. But some of us are better at reading and reacting to personality than others.Read more...
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  • 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

  • App Store Review Guidelines Updated to Forbid Time-Telling Apple Watch Apps

    Juli Clover
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect an Apple Watch rule that it's been enforcing over the past several weeks, which prevents developers from creating Apple Watch apps that display the time. According to the newly added 10.7 rule under "User interface," Watch Apps that have a "primary function" of telling the time will be rejected. Though this rule, noticed first by 9to5Mac, was not previously listed in the App Store Review Guidelines or in the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines until today, Apple has previously been using this guideline to turn down Apple Watch…
  • Apple Watch's Sapphire Crystal Display Evaluated With Diamond Tester

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has shared a new video that tests the stainless steel Apple Watch with a basic diamond tester to determine if it actually has a sapphire crystal display like many regular mechanical watches. The video also tests the Apple Watch Sport, LG G Watch R, iPhone 6 and a Tissot watch that is verified to have a sapphire crystal display. The results of the test confirm that the Apple Watch does have a sapphire crystal display as advertised, with the diamond tester recognizing the thermal conductivity of the scratch-resistant material. The verified Tissot watch also…
  • Apple Watch Tips and Hidden Features: Handoff, AirPlay, and More

    Husain Sumra
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    The Apple Watch is a brand new product platform for Apple, offering a significantly different experience compared to Apple's already established platforms, iOS and Mac OS. As the device is getting onto more and more wrists over the coming days, weeks and months, we've collected a bunch of helpful tips to help users acclimating to Apple's brand new platform in this video. We've also highlighted some of the tips from the video, below. Fast switching between apps - If you need to bounce between two apps, or one app and your watch face, it can become fairly cumbersome and take some time.
  • Tim Cook: Component Cost Breakdowns on Apple Products Are Nowhere Close to Being Accurate

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    During today's Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple Watch margins are lower than the company average, and on a followup question about those margins in the context of the Apple Watch Edition's high price, Cook commented on the inaccuracy of estimated cost breakdowns on Apple products. "I haven't seen [them for Apple Watch], but generally there are cost breakdowns around our products that are much different than the reality. I've never seen one that is anywhere close to being accurate," Cook said. He went on to say that the Apple Watch's functionality is "absolutely…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're 'Working Hard' to Remedy Apple Watch Supply/Demand Imbalance

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    During today's earnings call covering the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not share information on Apple Watch sales, but there were several analyst questions on the new wearable, leading Cook to shed a bit of light on Apple's efforts to fulfill orders. According to Cook, demand for the Apple Watch is much greater than supply, but the company is "working hard to remedy that." He said that Apple made a lot of progress on that over the past week, and was able to deliver the Apple Watch to more customers than Apple had originally anticipated. "We're going to keep doing…
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  • 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

  • Dennis Goedegebuure on the Holistic Practice of SEO and Content Marketing

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Listen to Search & Deploy host Loren Baker and Dennis Goedegebuure discuss content for marketplaces, the power of community and audience, and how that content helps attract links and interaction around e-commerce sites. In this 38-minute episode of Search & Deploy, Loren and Dennis talk about: Content for communities and content that is user-generated Tapping into your audience from a content and sharing/conversation perspective Building sincere localized content that is not solely SEO driven Producing content that mobilizes communities and loyal groups Guidelines that help users…
  • How the Perfect Article Is Framed by White Space

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    White space sounds like a design issue. So why should you, dear web writer, care? Because words matter. Imagine a statue. An aged bronze sculpture of a young girl, possibly eight years old, in a long dress. She stands about 50 inches … roughly four feet tall. Her head is cocked to the left, a pensive, sad look on her face. Both elbows are pinned to her side and her forearms stretch upward, her palms open to the sky, a bowl in each hand. As if she is feeding the birds. You probably recognize this statue. Discover the name of this statue and what it can teach you about white space, web…
  • What’s the Difference Between a Professional Writer and a Content Marketer?

    Sonia Simone
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been a writer for a long, long time. I’ve written something every day for around 30 years now. (Okay, I took about a week off when I had a C-section.) I’ve been a content marketer since 2004, even though we didn’t call it that back then. These days, I’m a Chief Content Officer — a job title that didn’t exist just a few years ago. I love and respect writers, and I know a lot of them. Some are successful, some are struggling. And I have some thoughts on what can make the difference. You may know that we run a program to certify excellent writers as…
  • The Power of Teamwork and Collaboration

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The Pilot launch of The Showrunner Podcasting Course went live on Friday, April 24. On the eve of the launch, weary-eyed but still enthusiastic at 10:30 p.m., The Showrunner hosts, Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor, took a short break from course prep to hop on Skype and share a few thoughts about the power of teamwork and collaboration. Shortly after their chat began, the podcasting gods gave them a clear sign that they should end the call and resume working. So they did. But to make this bonus episode a true bonus, they decided to give you a sneak peek at one of the bonus interviews inside of the…
  • The Amazing Copywriting Machine

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Join host Robert Bruce for the third episode of Allegorical … A simple story about a man with a billion-dollar idea, and the fatal flaw in his algorithm that he did not foresee … Listen to Allegorical No. 3 … Click Here to Listen to Allegorical on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and sales podcast network. Get on-demand business advice from experts, whenever and wherever you want it. The post The Amazing Copywriting Machine appeared first on Copyblogger.
 
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    Macworld

  • Lark puts food-logging on your wrist with new Apple Watch app

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    If Siri sent you encouraging messages about your activity and sleep patterns, she would look a lot like Lark, a conversational wellness coaching app for iOS. Now the app is tackling food-tracking with Tuesday’s update for iOS and its launch on Apple Watch. Lark is taking a decidedly different approach to food than its meal-tracking competitors with a focus on wellness instead of guilt. Record your meals, snacks, and drinks using voice dictation on the Watch or iPhone and Lark will parse trends from your daily food log, not specific calorie counts.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Inverse relationship: Apple Watch doom watch

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Good news, everyone! Analysts predict doom for the Apple Watch! This is obviously good news because analysts have predicted doom for every Apple product, chances are it's a key indicator it'll be another success.Esquire's Jill Krasny has the details in the delightfully titled "Experts Say the Apple Watch Is Doomed to Fail." (Tip o' the antlers to @Hazbro.)Are you ready for the reason? You might think you are, but have you done those special exercises the Macalope gave you? Are you sufficiently hydrated? Have you made your peace with whatever gods you worship?To read this article in full or to…
  • Apple Watch: How to use Siri

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    If you like using Siri on your iPhone, you’ll be happy to know that you can use it with your Apple Watch, too. This article covers the basics of using Siri with Apple Watch.There are two ways to access Siri on Apple Watch. Press and hold the Digital Crown or simply raise your wrist and say, “Hey, Siri.” Siri will now be listening out for your request, and you'll see a screen like the one shown above.Use Siri to get directions on Apple Watch You can ask Siri how to get somewhere—”How do I get to The British Library?” for example—and the Maps app will open with directions to your…
  • How to use Maps to navigate from your Apple Watch

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    The Maps app on Apple Watch allows you to concentrate on what’s happening around you instead of staring at the iPhone screen for directions. It also taps you on the wrist when you need to go left or right, so you never miss a turn.How to use Maps on Apple Watch You can open Maps by pressing the Digital Crown to access the home screen and then tapping on the Maps icon. You can also open Maps by tapping on an address in a text or email, by telling Siri to launch Maps, or by accessing Glances by swiping up from the watch face screen. By default, your current location is displayed when you open…
  • Remembering Front Row, the Apple TV precursor on your Mac

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Whooummm! With that sound, wherever you were in your Mac, the Front Row interface swung into view. Front Row was fab. Introduced first on the iMac G5, this was Apple’s “10-foot UI,” a way of interacting with your music, movies, and photos in a simplified interface so that you didn’t have to be sitting directly in front of it with a keyboard and mouse. Instead, you could lounge on the sofa and use Apple’s dinky new infra-red remote control to play DVDs, podcasts, shared music from other iTunes Libraries on your network, to bore your friends rigid with slideshows of your holidays in…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Creating A Complete Web App In Foundation For Apps

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

    Heydon Pickering
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    It’s one thing to create a web application and quite another to create an accessible web application. That’s why Heydon Pickering1, both author and editor at Smashing Magazine, wrote an eBook Apps For All: Coding Accessible Web Applications2, outlining the roadmap for the accessible applications we should all be making. The following is an extract from the chapter “It’s Alive” from Heydon’s book, which explores how to use ARIA live regions. Javascript applications are driven by events and the user should be informed of what important events are happening in…
  • 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,…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Same-sex marriage: No sign from Supreme Court judges

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    Update 11:13 a.m.: The man who disrupted court arguments this morning was yelling and screaming outside the courtroom doors before police officers dragged him out of the building and put him in handcuffs, according to Lane Hudson, a witness who was standing outside the courtroom doors.
  • Sting, Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren are ...

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    The nominations for the 69th Annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning.
  • 5 great hairstyles that always look amazing

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    From curly and coily to just a hint of kink, African women across the continent are embracing the natural hair movement.
  • Eight executed by firing squad

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    The families of death row prisoners who are expected to be executed within the next 24 hours by Indonesian firing squad made their final visit Tuesday to the island where they're being held.
  • Jeb Bush pushes for 51st state

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico statehood on Tuesday, telling a crowd that he's long been a supporter of the movement to make the U.S. territory the 51st state.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Some Quick Tuesday Photography Stuff

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

  • 5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures

    Kevin Choi
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Long exposure photography makes it possible to show the passage of time in a still photograph. It does this by blurring moving elements and sharpening the static parts. But there is a downside to long exposures – any camera movement blurs the static elements. Here are four simple ways you can prevent unwanted blurring. 1. Use a Good Tripod For very short exposures there are ways to hold yourself and your camera steady, like: How to Reduce Camera Shake – 6 Techniques. However, when you’re taking an exposure of a few seconds, you need something steadier than your hands to hold your…
  • Putting You Into Your Landscape Photography

    Leanne Cole
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photographing the landscape is one of the oldest forms of photography, along with others like portrait and street photography. Since the advent of digital photography the possibilities of what can be done seem almost endless. It also means that photography has become more accessible, so with more people taking it up it is becoming harder to be original, and make your images your own. There are ways of creating landscapes that have your style, but it usually means throwing away a lot of what you first learn about photography. Perhaps the only time a photographer is really free to do whatever…
  • How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

    Bruce Wunderlich
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The goal of portrait retouching is to bring out the most naturally pleasing image of the subject. This image is the finished result of Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop. Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the point that the subject’s face looks unnatural? Even many of the software packages available for portrait retouching result in an airbrushed effect to skin tones. What if the detail and color of a portrait could be separated for retouching? Frequency…
  • 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…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Google Now pulls info from 70 more Android apps

    Billy Steele
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Google Now started pulling details from third-party Android apps back in January, but today the folks in Mountain View added support for a truckload more. As expected, in addition to the collection of nearly 40 integrations announced a few months bac...
  • JXE Streams: Engadget vs. Upright Citizens Brigade in 'Mario Kart 8'

    Anthony John Agnello
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Mario Kart 8's brand new 200cc races are fast. Very fast. Indeed, they are so damned speedy that they almost made our own Joseph Volpe throw up while he was having an insanely good time playing. Since we're always up for a bout of stomach churning fu...
  • Cablevision is the first cable company to sell Hulu, but how?

    Richard Lawler
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    Cablevision was already the first provider to start pushing HBO Now for its internet subscribers, and today it's announcing a deal with Hulu. The two have reached an agreement to bring Hulu's VOD catalog to Optimum customers, but exactly what that me...
  • 'Lucid Sleep' keeps your Chromebook connected during naps

    Andrew Tarantola
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Getting back to work after waking your Chromebook Pixel from its digital slumber is about to get a bit easier. Google announced that its new (still experimental) Lucid Sleep feature is now available. This setting maintains limited Wi-Fi connectivity ...
  • PayPal's simple One Touch payments reach the web

    Jon Fingas
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    PayPal helped fast-track your online shopping when it rolled out One Touch payments on phones last year, and today it's bringing that simpler system to the web. As with mobile apps, you shouldn't have to sign in more than once to use your PayPal bala...
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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)

  • US photographer takes top prize in World Photography Awards

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    American photographer John Moore has won the L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year prize in the World Photography Organization's annual competition. The Getty Images photographer submitted a dramatic and emotional series of pictures telling the story of the Ebola crisis in Liberia's capital Monrovia – a series that was credited with being the first to expose the scale of the problem that country faced and the severity of the epidemic. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops rankings

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    DxOMark has just released test results for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge and, by extension, the Galaxy S6. Both phones share the same hardware and specifications, including a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F1.9 lens and optical image stabilization. The S6 Edge's camera performance puts it at the top of DxOMark's mobile rankings - find out why. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile report added to our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    DxOMark has just released its test results for the Galaxy Note 4, putting it just behind Samsung's Galaxy S6 but above Apple's flagship iPhone 6 Plus. Our comprehensive review of the Note 4 and its 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.2 lens and optical image stabilization has been updated with DxOMark's findings. See how it stacks up against the competition. Read more
  • What's that noise? Shedding some light on the sources of noise

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    How would you react if you were told that the aperture and shutter speed you choose make more difference to image noise than the ISO setting? You might be surprised to discover that a lot of the noise in your images doesn't come from your camera at all: it comes from the light you're capturing. Our own Richard Butler explains. Read more
  • 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
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a quick tip to start off your Monday. If you have a plugin that you would like to stop running in Lightroom CC, it’s as easy as going into the Plugin Manager. Click on File>Plugin Manager and you’ll see a list of running plugins for your system. Highlight the one that you want to stop and click on the Disable button on the right of the window. Now, the plugin is stopped, and no longer available! The post Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin appeared first on 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…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Games Provide Gameplay Bursts With Incentive to Revisit Often

    Mitchel Broussard
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Although the main purpose of the Apple Watch is the wearable's at-a-glance look at bite-sized content on the wrist, many game developers showed up out of the launch gate with new game experiences for the device. Some games appear to still be stuck in the mind-set of play sessions that are slightly too lengthy for a wrist-worn gadget, but a few clever dev teams have built fun, short-burst apps that are perfect for killing time in long lines, before a movie, or even at home. Many of the games are free extensions of iOS games, but a few range in price from $1.99 to $3.99 on the App…
  • MCX Member Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay in App, In-Store Support Coming

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    On an Apple Pay update shared during today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Best Buy will begin accepting Apple Pay in its iOS app today, with full Apple Pay support coming to Best Buy stores later in 2015. Best Buy's move to adopt Apple Pay is notable because Best Buy was previously a member of MCX, the Apple Pay competitor that's pushing the CurrentC payments service. CurrentC, which uses barcodes rather than NFC for payments, remains in testing and will launch later this year. Best Buy follows MCX member Meijer in offering Apple Pay to customers, and while…
  • App Store Sees Record Performance in Q2 2015 With 29% Increase in Revenue Year Over Year

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    During today's Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the App Store saw its best quarter ever, with 29 percent growth year over year. The entire services category, which includes the iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, AppleCare, ApplePay, licensing, and other services also reached a record quarterly revenue of $5 billion, up 9 percent year over year, with growth largely coming from the App Store. According to Apple CFO Luca Maestri, the App Store remains "incredibly popular" with customers around the world, and in the March quarter, it saw 70 percent…
  • Instagram for iOS Gains Three New Filters, Emoji Hashtags

    Juli Clover
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Instagram for iOS received a major update today, adding three new filters to the app: Lark, Reyes, and Juno. Lark brightens up images and adds purple tones, while Reyes adds a vintage-looking fade with yellow tones. Juno is the boldest of the three new filters, brightening images and bumping up the contrast for a more stylized look. Today's three new filters come four months after Instagram added Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetua, the first new filter additions to the app in two years. With those five filters, Instagram began focusing more on subtle improvements, a trend continued…
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Enables Access to HealthKit for More Than 80,000 Patients

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles, has updated its online medical records to enable access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, reports Bloomberg. Cedars-Sinai joins The Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital as medical centers connected to the health platform, alongside more than 900 health, medical and fitness apps integrated with the service.“This is just another set of data that we’re confident our physicians will take into account as they make clinical and medical judgments,” said Cedars-Sinai chief information officer Cedars-Sinai.
 
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