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  • Beautiful glow-in-the-dark hacks to light up the night [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Glow-in-the-dark stuff isn't just for kids. It's great for parties, night lights, and simulating alien life on earth to freak out your gullible friends. Here are a handful of hacks to bring some light to your night. The post Beautiful glow-in-the-dark hacks to light up the night [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How movies mess with your mind [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    With all the money poured into movies, it shouldn't be surprising they know just how to mess with our minds to keep us coming back for more, more, more. The post How movies mess with your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Volcano eruption in Chile evacuates thousands

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. Local media showed images of the volcano bursting at the top, glowing in the dark amid heavy smoke and rivers of lava. See also: 11 Photos of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Erupting That Are Just Unreal The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon,…
  • How Travel Can Make You a Better Leader

    Fast Company
    Lisa Evans
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    A trip to Asia inspired Bruce Poon Tip to create a unique travel company, and now he lets his employees travel the world for free.Bruce Poon Tip can't keep track of the number of countries he's traveled to. The CEO of the adventure travel company G Adventures knows travel means more than a way to escape the daily grind. Throughout his globe hopping, Tip has gleamed wisdom that has had profound influences on his leadership style and his company's operations. In fact, it was on a trip to Asia in 1990 that Tip was inspired to create G Adventures.Read Full Story
  • Waze Becomes One Of Google’s Pre-Installation Options For Android Devices

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
     Crowdsourced driving navigation app Waze is getting a boost from parent company Google at this year’s Mobile World Congress – the free app is now included in the section of apps that make up Google Mobile Services, or the pre-installation software bundle Google offers to smartphone and device OEMs building Android gadgets. The GMS designation means that Waze can join the likes… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How movies mess with your mind [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    With all the money poured into movies, it shouldn't be surprising they know just how to mess with our minds to keep us coming back for more, more, more. The post How movies mess with your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Scientists determine best place to survive zombie apocalypse

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    As the old saying goes -- and now, scientists say -- head for the hills, especially when it comes to the zombie apocalypse, but skip San Francisco and Pittsburgh. The post Scientists determine best place to survive zombie apocalypse appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Beautiful glow-in-the-dark hacks to light up the night [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Glow-in-the-dark stuff isn't just for kids. It's great for parties, night lights, and simulating alien life on earth to freak out your gullible friends. Here are a handful of hacks to bring some light to your night. The post Beautiful glow-in-the-dark hacks to light up the night [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Save the Bros” may be the best advertisement of the year [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's still early, but it's going to be hard to top this Organic Valley ad, "Save the Bros." The concept is simple: Bros rely on protein drinks filled with nasty chemicals, so they should be drinking Organic Valley's new product. The execution, however, is brilliant. The post “Save the Bros” may be the best advertisement of the year [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • These Guitar Hero players are disturbingly good [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    These folks have entirely too much time on their hands. No one should be this good at a video game. Ok, maybe that's jealousy talking. These people absolutely dominate some of the most challenging songs in the video game "Guitar Hero." The post These Guitar Hero players are disturbingly good [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Volcano eruption in Chile evacuates thousands

    The Associated Press
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. Local media showed images of the volcano bursting at the top, glowing in the dark amid heavy smoke and rivers of lava. See also: 11 Photos of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Erupting That Are Just Unreal The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon,…
  • Pebble unveils high-end Pebble Time Steel and smart straps program

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    BARCELONA — It's been less than a week since the Pebble Time smartwatch raised $10 million in 48 hours, becoming the fastest growing crowd-funding project on the site. But the company is headed back to Kickstarter again to launch yet another timepiece: Pebble Time Steel. The Pebble Steel — which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress — is a more professional-looking version of the sporty Pebble Time. It will come in a silver, black and a gold finish See also: The Huawei Watch is really, believe it or not, elegant Not only does it look beautiful in person, and feel sturdy to…
  • BlackBerry launches 5-inch touchscreen smartphone, announces slider phone

    Stan Schroeder
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    BARCELONA - BlackBerry, the company best known for its physical keyboard devices, hasn't given up on the concept of a keyboard-less touchscreen phone. The BlackBerry Leap, announced at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, is a 5-inch smartphone aimed at a younger, "career-builder" audience That's a pretty big deal for the company, as the Leap is the first BlackBerry smartphone without a physical keyboard in a year — the last one, BlackBerry Z3, was announced in Feb. 2014 See also: Watch People React to the Bizarrely Shaped BlackBerry Passport Besides the 5-inch, 1280x720 pixel display, the…
  • Thousands line up in Moscow to mourn slain Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

    Christopher Miller
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of mourners, including government officials and European diplomats, queued for nearly a mile in Moscow on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader gunned down near the Kremlin last Friday. See also: Nemtsov's girlfriend on murder: 'I didn't see anything' Nemtsov's friends and allies filed into Moscow's Sakharov Center to say farewell to the slain pro-Western activist and former deputy prime minister, who lay in an open white silk-lined casket. His aging mother, dressed in black with a scarf draped over her head, stood by his…
  • Jihadi John recording: Mohammed Emwazi denied being an extremist

    Tim Chester
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    LONDON — Mohammed Emwazi, who was recently revealed as ISIS fighter "Jihadi John," denies being an extremist in a recording that has recently surfaced The Kuwait-born Briton, who's thought to have appeared in several videos purportedly showing the killing of western hostages, also said "innocent" people died in the 7/7 bombings in London and the 9/11 attacks in New York. See also: ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' believed to be a computer programmer from London The recording was made by advocacy group Cage in 2009 after Emwazi had been deported from Tanzania and questioned by MI5. During the…
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    Fast Company

  • How Travel Can Make You a Better Leader

    Lisa Evans
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    A trip to Asia inspired Bruce Poon Tip to create a unique travel company, and now he lets his employees travel the world for free.Bruce Poon Tip can't keep track of the number of countries he's traveled to. The CEO of the adventure travel company G Adventures knows travel means more than a way to escape the daily grind. Throughout his globe hopping, Tip has gleamed wisdom that has had profound influences on his leadership style and his company's operations. In fact, it was on a trip to Asia in 1990 that Tip was inspired to create G Adventures.Read Full Story
  • How One Company Convinced Anthony Bourdain To Shill As It Rebrands Scotch

    Elizabeth Segran
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    William Grant & Sons would like to work its way into the hearts and liquor cabinets of younger customers. Cheeky bar spoons are included.Anthony Bourdain shills for no brand.Read Full Story
  • Lyft Launches Driver Perks Program

    Evie Nagy
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Drivers still don't get benefits, but Lyft is offering discounts and other incentives to join its ranks and log more rides.Today Lyft announced a new program for drivers called Accelerate, which lets drivers accumulate perks based on ride volume. The rewards range from help with taxes, to car maintenance discounts, to preferred access to contacts at the ridesharing company's headquarters.Read Full Story
  • What Dress? Check Out This Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Flying Woodpecker!

    Maccabee Montandon
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    The Internet has something new to obsess over. And this time, no one is debating the colors in the image.You may have heard a little something about a certain dress last week. Yeah. So. That was last week. This week is very new, but it's already shaping up to be all about something else entirely: the above image of a baby weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker.Read Full Story
  • Inside The Secret New York Launch Of Munchery, The Delivery Startup That Might Upend Seamless

    Chris Gayomali
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    San Francisco's food delivery war heads east: Munchery's stellar team of chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants are waiting for your order.The fourth floor of the old Pfizer factory in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood smells like smoked fish. It's a freezing cold day in January, the kind of day I'd rather be at home ordering food delivery—instead, I'm standing in the middle of Munchery's temporary R&D kitchen as the food startup gears up for its big New York launch. Chefs and cooks dart around like they're in football practice. The space is open and enormous, with long metal tables and…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Waze Becomes One Of Google’s Pre-Installation Options For Android Devices

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
     Crowdsourced driving navigation app Waze is getting a boost from parent company Google at this year’s Mobile World Congress – the free app is now included in the section of apps that make up Google Mobile Services, or the pre-installation software bundle Google offers to smartphone and device OEMs building Android gadgets. The GMS designation means that Waze can join the likes… Read More
  • Pebble Reveals Pebble Time Steel And A Smartstrap System Open To Hardware Developers

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
     Pebble announced Pebble Time last week, the next-generation version of its Pebble smartwatch, and today it’s revealing another new product: Pebble Time Steel. This is the stainless steel version of the Pebble Time, boasting the same interface and software, but in a machined metal case that comes in silver, gold and black finishes, and that also manages to add three days to maximum… Read More
  • Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows

    John Biggs
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
     Publishing conglomerates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are facing tough times this quarter as ebook sales fell and total profit dropped 5.6% at S&S and approximately 12% for RPH. The potential culprits? A lack of blockbuster books and low ebook sales. While ebooks sales are still dwarfed by paperback and hardback sales, publishers are now seeing even less revenue from… Read More
  • Hands On With Jolla’s Sailfish Slate, The Tablet Without A U.S. OS

    Natasha Lomas
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
     Finland’s Jolla, the plucky startup that’s built its own mobile OS, called Sailfish, atop the Mer open source project, is showing off its forthcoming, crowdsourced tablet here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s the follow up to Jolla’s first device, the eponymous Jolla smartphone, which was released at the end of 2013. Read More
  • ToutApp Raises $15M To Build Email Tools For Salespeople

    Anthony Ha
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
     Email-focused startup ToutApp has raised a $15 million Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz. The company started out as an email-tracking tool, but founder and CEO Taweed Kader told me that his team discovered that salespeople “used the product the most, complained the least, and stuck around the longest” — so ToutApp decided to do a “zoom in pivot” and focus on… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The circus is coming to town

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

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

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

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

    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
 
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    WIRED

  • Opinion: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Victory Is Anything But

    The Views of Geoffrey A. Manne
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did we really just enact 300 pages of legally questionable, enormously costly, transformative rules just to help Netflix in a trivial commercial spat? The post Opinion: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Victory Is Anything But appeared first on WIRED.
  • The New Pebble Steel Is a Focused Vision for Smartwatches

    Margaret Rhodes
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Pebble Time Steel, a sharper, more professional take on the watch, with gold, silver, and steel bezels. The post The New Pebble Steel Is a Focused Vision for Smartwatches appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Gear That Made E.T. the Pinnacle of Product Placement

    Bryan Gardiner
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sure, E.T. helped put Reese's Pieces on the candy map. But it wasn't just confectionary brands that benefitted from the 1982 movie. The post The Gear That Made E.T. the Pinnacle of Product Placement appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Google’s New Wireless Service Will Change the Internet

    Cade Metz
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Google says its new wireless service will operate on a small scale, providing a new way for relatively few people make calls, trade texts, and access the good old internet via their smartphones. But the implications are enormous. The post How Google’s New Wireless Service Will Change the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Don’t Worry, the Switch to 4K TV Should Be Painless

    Tim Moynihan
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are gripes about the lack of 4K content right now, but it may not matter. Ultra HD sets are great for 1080p video, and 4K isn't all about TVs anyway. The post Don’t Worry, the Switch to 4K TV Should Be Painless appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

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

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

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

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

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed this little video with the help of our mate Mick Russell to give you a feel for the event, our attendees and why they think you should join us at our 2015 event. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Develop Your Personal Projects to Identify Your Unique Value

    Eric Ravenscraft
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    To get a great job, you need to find a way to stand out. Standing out at your current job, however, can be tough since you're told what you need to do. For that reason, your personal projects are where you need to focus.Read more...
  • Build this Go-Anywhere Camera Mount from a One-Handed Clamp

    Alan Henry
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes being portable is more important than carrying a proper camera mount or tripod, so Instructables user corybschneider came up with a stable, secure mount that's adaptable, mounts anywhere, and can be used with one hand. All you need is a clamp and some assorted screws and nuts. Read more...
  • Pick Makes Scheduling Times to Meet or Just Hang Out Easy

    Alan Henry
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Whether you're planning a meeting with a colleague or you just want to grab dinner with a friend, if everyone's busy, it can be tough. Pick is a web service that makes it easy. Best of all, you can use it on your own or with other people to pick the best times for all of you to get together, automatically. Read more...
  • The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades"

    Patrick Allan
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    People look down on the multitalented—even the phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot hidden perks that come with being a Jack. These are the best reasons you might want to reconsider the notion that a Jack of All Trades can't be equally as successful.Read more...
  • The Pocket-Sized Daily Survival Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Bags don't always have to be big and sit on your shoulders. Everyday Carry reader Sergey shares his pocket-sized bag that's packed with everything he needs on a daily basis.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

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

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form: https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up-to-review-the-art-of-the-start-20/ Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first…
  • The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Interesting story of how Alicia Shaffer sells $1 million of fashion items via her Etsy shop. It’s fantastic that Etsy has created a market like this–democratizing commerce and crafts! http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy There is some controversy about whether her products are handcrafted “enough,” but there are marketing lessons to learn from her success, nonetheless! The post The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple-Google Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Nears $415 Million Settlement

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in a San Jose, California courtroom on Monday raised no objections about a $415 million settlement that would end an ongoing anti-poaching class-action lawsuit involving Apple, Google and other large tech companies. Koh rejected a previous $324.5 million settlement last August after one of the plaintiffs in the case objected the deal was too low, according to Reuters. Tech workers filed the antitrust class-action lawsuit in 2011 against Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel, alleging that the four companies reached anti-poaching agreements that resulted in less…
  • Apple Launches Worldwide 'Shot on iPhone 6' Ad Campaign Spanning Magazines, Billboards and More

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Apple has launched a worldwide "Shot on iPhone 6" advertising campaign involving 77 photographers, 70 cities and 24 countries, with iPhone 6 photography to be featured in magazines, newspapers, billboards, transit posters and more. The large-scale marketing initiative has started rolling out in several countries across the world this week, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Tokyo and United Arab Emirates. "Shot on iPhone 6" photo on billboard in Los Angeles (via Twitter) A number of "Shot on iPhone 6" advertisements have begun surfacing on Twitter and…
  • Upcoming Steve Jobs Book Promises 'Sensational' New Stories, Launches March 24

    Juli Clover
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    There's a new Steve Jobs book set to be published later this month, penned by Brent Schlender, a reporter who interviewed Jobs several times throughout his life and became close to him, and Rick Tetzeli, Executive Editor at Fast Company. Called Becoming Steve Jobs, the book aims to go beyond existing myths and stereotypes about Jobs, giving a look at a man who was only human, who "wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strength over time." The book explores the story of how Steve Jobs made the transformation from an arrogant young man exiled from Apple to the visionary leader…
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Public Beta With Photos App Now Available

    Juli Clover
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Apple today made a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 available to those who are signed up for the company's OS X public beta program, giving them early access to the new update and the new Photos for OS X app. The public beta carries a build number of 14D87p, a slightly later build number than the 14D87h from the second developer beta of the software, released last week. All registered public beta test members should be able to download OS X Yosemite through the Mac App Store. OS X 10.10.3 includes access to the new Photos app, which is designed to serve as a replacement for…
  • Apple Expands Company Trademarks to Cover Vehicles, but Similar Filings Date Back to 2003

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Following several weeks of rumors about Apple's car-related projects, a recent move by the company to expand trademark coverage of the "Apple" name and iconic Apple logo in Switzerland to include vehicles is gaining attention, as noticed by ApfelBlog.ch [Google Translate] (via Cult of Mac). While the expansion, which also occurred in Mexico on the same date last month, is unsurprisingly sparking discussion about Apple's efforts in the automotive industry, it is not exactly a new development. Various other Apple trademark applications over the years have included protection under International…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

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

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

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

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

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
  • Are You Overlooking Any (or All) of These 7 Ways to Build Online Authority with LinkedIn?

    Louisa Chan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Flash mobs. People are attracted to these spectacles. We drop what we’re doing and gather around to watch, but then we leave. We go back to what we were doing before we were interrupted. No one really knows who orchestrated the performance. The entire experience is short-lived and doesn’t make any profound impact. Now, imagine performing at an opera house, such as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House pictured above — the venue for Authority Rainmaker 2015. An attentive audience becomes fascinated by your performance and applauds you to show their appreciation. You know…
 
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    Macworld

  • Pebble Time gets its Steel variant, with a bigger battery to match

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you were intrigued by the Pebble Time smartwatch but weren’t crazy about its looks, you can now order a Steel version for $70 more.The Pebble Time Steel trades plastic for stainless steel in black, silver, and gold, and includes both leather and stainless steel straps. The dimensions are nearly identical to the Pebble Time, except that it’s 1mm thicker.Pebble is using that extra space to pack in a larger battery that lasts up to 10 days on a single charge, compared to seven days for the standard Pebble Time. Otherwise, the watch is the same as its non-steel counterpart, with a color…
  • Lumoid's home try-on box lets you test wearables as you'd actually use them

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    It’s impossible to truly know how you’ll take to a device until you live with it for a while. That might be true for all gadgets—including smartphones—but especially so with wearables, which might be strapped to your wrist or affixed to clothing all day and night. It might function, but is it comfortable? Fashionable? Spending a couple minutes with a demo unit at a store isn’t the same as donning it for a full workday, taking it to the gym, and sleeping in your own bed with it. Finding the right wearable can be a pricey endeavor. I learned that tiny Fitbit trackers probably aren’t…
  • iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    It seems there can be further indignity foisted onto people who’ve had their iPad or iPhone stolen.Symantec has discovered a campaign that aims to unlock Apple devices after they’ve been lost, which requires either the device’s passcode or the credentials for a person’s iCloud account.To get in contact with victims, the criminals appear to be relying on information displayed on the lost device, wrote Joji Hamada of Symantec in a blog post. Symantec Apple’s Find My iPhone feature has a “Lost Mode” that allows users to display a message on the screen of their lost device, such as…
  • Think Retro: I'm bringing back the floppy drive

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    However much you love your Mac, I’m willing to bet there’s at least one hardware feature you want to add to it—and quite possibly one or two that you wouldn’t mind losing. On my trusty old 2008 MacBook Pro, for example, I wish I had a second video-out port for hooking up a third display, and I could live without the Ethernet port. You might think picking and chosing your features like this is a pipe dream, but in a sense it’s not a million miles away from what Apple used to offer with its PowerBooks.When I got my PowerBook 1400c, it came with a (6×!) CD-ROM drive, which was…
  • Tim Cook teases Apple Watch launch apps, and its debut in Germany

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    The world waits with baited breath for more details about the Apple Watch, which should be revealed at a special event in San Francisco next Monday. But Tim Cook is just as anxious as we are to get this party started, and he teased some details in a trip to Germany.As reported by 9to5Mac, Cook visited the flagship Apple Store in Berlin, and confirmed to the employees there that the Apple Watch would go on sale in Germany during the month of April. Cook had already confirmed an April launch in the United States during a recent earnings call, so this might mean the watch will launch globally…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

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

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

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

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

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Russians mourn slain Putin foe

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Four days after he was gunned down by an unknown assailant in the heart of Moscow, former Russian deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov is to be laid to rest Tuesday.
  • Model was at killing victim's side

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Anna Duritskaya, the Ukrainian model who was with opposition politician Boris Nemtsov when he was shot in Moscow, is now the focus of intense interest.
  • 53 Democrats skipping speech

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.
  • Man: Exploding iPhone put him in hospital for 10 days

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    A New York man says his smartphone blew up in his pocket and that he wound up in a hospital.
  • Will he reveal details of Iran nuke talks?

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    The Obama administration is bracing for Benjamin Netanyahu to spill secret details of Iran nuclear talks during the Israeli Prime Minister's controversial address to Congress today. FULL STORY
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Photographing Richmond’s Historic Byrd Theater

    Scott Kelby
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: It was a cold, gray day in Richmond — perfect for shooting indoors. Here’s an iPhone pic of me in front of The Byrd (photo by Brad Moore).So, last month I’m reading USA Today (online) and I run across an article about classic old historic movie theaters (link) and I saw that one of them was in Richmond, Virginia, which was great because in just a few days I was going to be in Richmond with my seminar tour. So, I asked my assistant Lynn to contact the theater and see if there was any way I could come in the day before my seminar; set up a tripod; and take  some shots of…
  • Today, I’m Loving Mylio on a Whole New Level

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    First, if you’re not familiar with Mylio (and you’re concerned about protecting your images, and you love the idea of having access to all your photos wherever you are), jump over to this link and see what it’s about, then come right back here (by the way, you can download a free trial while you’re there, but wait till later — come straight back here). :)I’ve been using Mylio since it was in early Beta… I was there for the launch in NYC and I think the people and technology behind it are truly amazing. But this weekend, I started over from scratch with Mylio,…
  • Hands on with the Profoto B2 & OCF Modifiers

    RC Concepcion
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hey everyone, RC here. At KelbyOne we were excited to spend some time with the new Profoto B2 packs as well as the new OCF Modifiers. In this video, I go over the details on this new portable pack system.For more information, please visit the Profoto Off Camera Flash page at http://profoto.com/offcameraflash
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod

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

    Nick Fancher
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating the contours of the vehicle. Photographing reflective surfaces is no walk in the park. So, as you can imagine, photographing cars, which are essentially just giant reflective objects, is really difficult. It comes with all the same challenges, magnifies them, and adds the new wrinkle of your subject being too heavy to reposition easily. Sounds like fun, right? It can be, and it can still be pulled off without the use of a commercial studio,…
  • Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

    Simon Ringsmuth
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really –  you look through the viewfinder (or at the LCD screen on the back of the camera), press a button with your index finger, wait for the camera to focus, and voilà! You’ve got a photo. Well, as the popular saying goes, what if I told you there was a better way? Hidden deep within the settings of most cameras is a feature called Back Button Focusing, and enabling it can transform your approach to photography. A Brief History The…
  • Turn your DSLR Camera into a Wildlife Camera Trap

    William Burrard-Lucas
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you have an old DSLR camera lying around, you could be putting it to work as a camera trap for photographing wildlife. What is a camera trap? A camera trap is simply a camera that fires automatically when an animal is detected. All you need in order to turn your DSLR into a camera trap is a sensor that can detect animals, then trigger your camera. Once set up, a camera trap can be left for days or even weeks at a time. The longer you leave it, the greater your chances of capturing a shot of an elusive animal. Black rhino at night in Zambia. A 30 second exposure time captured the stars. The…
  • 4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it can appear more complex than Lightroom, and certainly takes more time to learn all of its tricks, Photoshop offers four post-processing tools that come in handy for retouching images. These tools are pretty easy to locate and implement, and in this article I’ll show you how they work, specifically while retouching the image of the Space Needle in Seattle (below). I have the privilege of having this view from my home office, but the…
 
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    Strobist

  • 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…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Lowepro has announced a line of new photography bags with a high-end design. The Echelon series includes a roller, laptop brief and attache with premium touches like leather handles and each piece includes a removable All Weather cover. We took the attache model for a spin - find out our first impressions of it. Read more
  • In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Sony Alpha 7S is a full-frame interchangeable lens camera sporting a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. It is identical in body design to the Sony a7 and Sony a7R, but don't let that fool you. Unlike the other two, the a7S is specially geared toward video and low-light shooters. It's capable of 1080/60p video with full-sensor readout and can turn out uncompressed 4K footage to an external recorder over HDMI. Read review
  • Hands-on with Nikon D7200

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon's new D7200 is an evolutionary upgrade to the D7100, and fixes one of the few major complaints about that model with an increased buffer depth. Other improvements are more subtle, but the addition of -3EV sensitivity to the D7200's 51-point AF array will please low-light photographers. There's also Wi-Fi with NFC, 1080/60p video, and improved battery life. Click through for some hands-on images
  • Nikon introduces Coolpix P900 with whopping 83x optical zoom range

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon has extended its superzoom range to include the Coolpix P900, offering a 16MP sensor and world's longest zoom lens, which is equivalent to a mind-boggling 24-2000mm. It features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated 3" 921k-dot LCD. The P900 uses a new Dual Detect optical image stabilization system, claiming up to 5 stops of shake compensation. Read more
  • A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Nikon Coolpix P900 has the longest zoom of any camera by a large margin. Whether you're a nature photographer or just spying on your neighbors (not that we'd recommend that), the camera's 24-2000mm should cover any situation. We got our hands on this monster zoom and will run through its most notable features right here.
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Pebble Introduces 'Pebble Time Steel' Following Successful Kickstarter Campaign

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

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    At Mobile World Congress today Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai revealed a handful of new projects the company is working on, including a new mobile payments solution called Android Pay (via The Verge). Though only spoken of briefly, Pichai mentioned that the new service would take a decidedly more developer-focused route, calling Android Pay a "developer tool" that would give those developers considerable flexibility in how to implement the payments service. He noted that the service was less a new consumer-level product and more of an "API layer" that will give other developers…
  • IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Portfolio With Three New Apps

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    IBM on Monday announced the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS portfolio with three new enterprise apps for the banking and financial services, airline and retail industries. The new made-for-business apps available for customization and deployment in the enterprise today include Passenger Care for travel agents, Dynamic Buy for retail buyers and Advisor Alerts for financial professionals. “Apple and IBM are the only companies that could partner to develop a new category of made-for-business apps that is truly transforming how works gets done,” said Fred Balboni, IBM General Manager,…
  • Next-Generation iPhones Said to Feature Force Touch, Lack Dual-Lens Camera System

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" will reportedly adopt Force Touch, a feature that debuted on the Apple Watch in September, according to sources for AppleInsider. The next-generation iPhones are expected to retain the same physical design as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. The report adds that the return of a 4-inch model appears unlikely for this refresh. Force Touch uses tiny electrodes to distinguish between a light tap or deep press on the screen, prompting the software to perform a different action depending on how much pressure is…
  • SanDisk Announces 128GB iXpand Flash Drive and Updated Sync App With Touch ID

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week at mobile-focused technology show Mobile World Congress, SanDisk plans to announce a several updates to its line of iXpand Flash Drives and companion app, mainly focused on expanding storage space and enabling quicker and more secure data decryption with the help of Touch ID. The iXpand flash drive includes both USB and Lightning connectors to allow users the ability to easily transfer files, photos, and videos from an iOS device to a desktop or notebook with a traditional USB port. Currently available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes, the company will be announcing its first addition…
 
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