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  • When staplers (and boredom) attack [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Though we're not sure we'd want to hang out with this guy at the office holiday party, we'd totally take the seat next to him at a long, boring meeting. The post When staplers (and boredom) attack [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Uber makes life easier for deaf drivers, but still faces disability controversy

    Mashable
    Matt Petronzio
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Just a week after the ride-sharing company came under fire for continued allegations of flouting disability laws, Uber, master of stunt marketing and PR recovery attempts, is updating its Uber Partner app to cater to deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers. The app's new features — a result of Uber working with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and deaf driver partners to learn about their specific frustrations with the platform — include a flashing screen for trip requests (as opposed to previous audible-only beeps) and the ability to turn off the option for users to call deaf…
  • Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

    Fast Company
    Jerry Cao and Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    White space isn't just about aesthetics, it's the key to successful user interfaces. Here's how it really works.All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Negative space (the artistic equivalent of a designer's white space) is like the supporting cast whose duty is to make the star of the show stand out more by not standing out so much themselves. If you don't think any part of your design should be intentionally blank, take a look at the World's Worst Website Ever for an extreme example of…
  • Uber Adds New Features To Driver-Side App For Hearing Impaired Drivers

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    28 May 2015 | 7:31 am
     Uber is making changes to its driver-side app to provide better functionality for deaf and hard of hearing driver partners. For years now, Uber’s driver-side app has used audio alerts to notify the driver when a passenger is waiting to be picked up. This put Uber’s deaf and hard of hearing drivers in the position of having to text their intended passenger to let them know that… Read More
  • Taking names

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    Should you keep track of the people who say you're going to fail, who actively work against you, who troll your best work? Should you try to win over the haters and those that so cruelly root against you? I wonder if it makes more sense to spend as much (or even more) time with the fans and supporters and sneezers who work so hard to help you succeed. It seems to me that this is more productive, more fun and likely to make more change happen... Yes, take names. Of the good guys.        
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  • When staplers (and boredom) attack [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Though we're not sure we'd want to hang out with this guy at the office holiday party, we'd totally take the seat next to him at a long, boring meeting. The post When staplers (and boredom) attack [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 5 ways to throw open a small space

    Kate Rinsema
    28 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Dorm rooms, first apartments, people downsizing, all situations where working with small spaces takes a certain touch to keep cozy from feeling cramped. The post 5 ways to throw open a small space appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Lego-lickin’ fun: how to make Lego gummy candy [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 8:51 pm
    What's that you say? Make Lego gummies? The post Lego-lickin’ fun: how to make Lego gummy candy [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Baby bears throw down on Yosemite road [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Considering a trip to the national parks this summer? This adorable video is more than enough to convince you and provides a great reminder to slow it down. The post Baby bears throw down on Yosemite road [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 6 virtual reality experiences that will blow you away [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Tired of reality and looking for a change? From cycling breathtaking trails to skydiving, the world's most exciting experiences are now available virtually in the comfort of your own living room. The post 6 virtual reality experiences that will blow you away [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • Uber makes life easier for deaf drivers, but still faces disability controversy

    Matt Petronzio
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Just a week after the ride-sharing company came under fire for continued allegations of flouting disability laws, Uber, master of stunt marketing and PR recovery attempts, is updating its Uber Partner app to cater to deaf and hard-of-hearing drivers. The app's new features — a result of Uber working with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and deaf driver partners to learn about their specific frustrations with the platform — include a flashing screen for trip requests (as opposed to previous audible-only beeps) and the ability to turn off the option for users to call deaf…
  • Nothing says global warming like Ben & Jerry's new climate-related ice cream

    Andrew Freedman
    28 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Ben & Jerry's unveiled a new ice cream flavor aimed at raising awareness of the upcoming global climate talks in Paris in December. The flavor, "Save Our Swirled," features the acronym "SOS" on the ice cream container. The container also states, "If it’s melted, it’s ruined." See also: Wonderworld: A spectacular photo journey of Earth The flavor consists of raspberry ice cream with marshmallow and raspberry swirls, along with dark and white fudge ice cream cones Image: Ben & Jerry'sThe company, which has long positioned itself as a progressive organization, is combining…
  • Gay feminist student drops the mic with one heroic yearbook quote

    Stephanie Buck
    28 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    The quote may seem shallow, but she's got a point A recently graduated senior from Oak Hills High School in California just spun a rather epic yearbook quote, touching on gay rights, feminism and the wage gap. She wants to marry rich — which is why her future wife better make as much as a man does See also: America's 12-week maternity policy has nothing to do with families Caitlyn Cannon, 17, is a young gay feminist for the modern age. Her friend tweeted Cannon's yearbook quote early Tuesday morning; at the time of writing, it had gotten more than 5,700 retweets and 8,800 favorites this…
  • McDonald's has a tasty plan to win back your love: Warmer buns, seared burgers

    Heidi Moore
    28 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers. To improve the taste of its food, the chain is toasting its buns longer so sandwiches will be warmer, said McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook at the Bernstein's Strategic Decisions Conference in New York. He also said the company is changing the way it sears and grills its beef so that the patties are juicier. "It's these little things that add up to big differences for our customers," he said. Easterbrook, who stepped into his role March 1, said the changes are part of the company's recommitment to "tastier food…
  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki will run for president

    The Associated Press
    28 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president. In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recapture the spirit of unity that spread through the country in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was in his second of three terms as governor when the attacks struck New York and Washington, and Pataki highlights his role in New York and the country's recovery in the video. See also: Why are so many Republicans running for president? "We are all in this together. And let us all understand that what unites us is…
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  • Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

    Jerry Cao and Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    White space isn't just about aesthetics, it's the key to successful user interfaces. Here's how it really works.All good visual artists understand the importance of negative space, the empty area that draws attention to, and accentuates, the actual subject. Negative space (the artistic equivalent of a designer's white space) is like the supporting cast whose duty is to make the star of the show stand out more by not standing out so much themselves. If you don't think any part of your design should be intentionally blank, take a look at the World's Worst Website Ever for an extreme example of…
  • What's Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

    Suzanne LaBarre
    28 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Robert Brunner, who gave Ive his first Apple job, discusses the designer's new C-suite role—and why it matters.Earlier this week, we reported that Apple created a new senior management position for esteemed designer Jonathan Ive, freeing him up to pursue big-picture projects while cementing his role as a leader in the Apple firmament. To casual observers, it might seem like an arbitrary promotion: Isn't Ive, who shepherded the build of almost every major Apple product of the past several years, from the iMac to the iPhone to iOS7, already Apple's design pope? How much more influence could…
  • 7 Questions For Comedy Writer Megan Amram On Keeping Her Wit Sharp

    Fast Company Staff
    28 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    How gummy vitamins, long walks through CVS, and Stephen Sondheim fuel her creative process.Comedy writer Megan Amram's new pseudo-textbook Science . . . for Her! expertly parodies vapid women's magazines and sexist female stereotypes. (Seriously, Amram is so funny, we had her interview herself for our June issue.) We asked her how she keeps the creative juices flowing while working on long projects like a book or writing for TV (she was a writer on NBC's Parks And Recreation for three years). Here's what she had to say:Read Full Story
  • This Awful-Sounding Startup Helps People Turn Their Windows Into Ads

    Jessica Leber
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Why are you leaving your home unmonetized?A person living in a city may see up to 5,000 advertisements a day, even in their office elevators or inside a taxi cab. Now one startup wants to help turn our quiet, residential blocks into advertising space too.Read Full Story
  • A Former CIA Director's Advice On How To Make Hard Decisions

    Stephanie Vozza
    28 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    A five-step decision-making process from a man who spent 25 years making life-and-death decisions.Each day we make thousands of decisions. Most are fairly insignificant, such as what to have for lunch or what to wear. Others carry weight and consequences. Complicating things is our access to information; a simple Google search produces a million results in a split second, and that can lead to analysis paralysis.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Uber Adds New Features To Driver-Side App For Hearing Impaired Drivers

    Jordan Crook
    28 May 2015 | 7:31 am
     Uber is making changes to its driver-side app to provide better functionality for deaf and hard of hearing driver partners. For years now, Uber’s driver-side app has used audio alerts to notify the driver when a passenger is waiting to be picked up. This put Uber’s deaf and hard of hearing drivers in the position of having to text their intended passenger to let them know that… Read More
  • YC-Backed Eden Launches To Offer On-Demand Electronics Repair And Installation

    Jordan Crook
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
     There is no doubt that the technology of today, from smartphones to connected devices to WiFi everywhere, is making our world a more convenient and navigable place. But in many ways we’ve grown dependent on this type of lifestyle, which makes a busted device or a malfunction a debilitating experience. YC-backed Eden is launching to solve this. The company offers on-demand tech pros… Read More
  • Swatch Reafirms Its Building A Smartwatch With Payment Features

    Matt Burns
    28 May 2015 | 6:50 am
     Swatch still wants in on the smartwatch game. According to Chief Executive Nick Hayek the watch will be internet-enabled and feature remote-payment functions, although the specifics are still in question. Hayek, speaking recently at a shareholder meeting, said that its upcoming smartwatch will launch in Switzerland and “one big country”. Read More
  • Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery To New Markets, Drops Price To Free For Orders Over $35

    Sarah Perez
    28 May 2015 | 6:40 am
     Amazon says today it will expand its same-day delivery service covering around 1 million items to two new markets, San Diego and Tampa Bay, while also reducing the price to free for orders over $35. The company already offers same-day delivery in several regions, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco (and the Bay area, including Oakland), Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Dallas-Ft. Read More
  • In-Image Ad Company GumGum Raises $26M

    Anthony Ha
    28 May 2015 | 5:45 am
     GumGum announced this morning that it has raised $26 million in Series C funding. Founded in 2007, the company offers technology to identify the content of an image, then place ads to match the picture — for example, here’s a GumGum-powered Coke ad that appears in an image of “healthy” pizza. The company also says it has expanded beyond in-image ads to offer a… Read More
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  • Taking names

    Seth Godin
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    Should you keep track of the people who say you're going to fail, who actively work against you, who troll your best work? Should you try to win over the haters and those that so cruelly root against you? I wonder if it makes more sense to spend as much (or even more) time with the fans and supporters and sneezers who work so hard to help you succeed. It seems to me that this is more productive, more fun and likely to make more change happen... Yes, take names. Of the good guys.        
  • What is a sale for? (48 hours)

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    When things go on sale, (while supplies last, our annual savings event, end-of-season markdowns) it is a combination of scarcity and abundance. Abundance because there's more here for the person who takes action. More variety, more for your money. And scarcity, because sales never last forever. We can get a lot of mileage out of telling ourselves and our friends that we bought it on sale. Sales are effective for two kinds of mindsets: The person who is wired to enjoy the sport of the sale. You'll find people clipping grocery coupons who charge an hourly rate far higher than the money they're…
  • Degrees of freedom

    Seth Godin
    27 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Does a college degree confer the ability to choose, to open the door to find a way to matter? Three years ago I gave this TEDx talk about the future of education. And the students who graduated from college this month each have an average of $35,000 in debt. For many people, this debt is debilitating. Instead of opening doors, it slams them shut. Talented teachers and passionate students are the victims of an industrialized educational system, one that cares a great deal about standardized tests and famous brand-name institutions. It's time to ask why. And to keep asking why until we figure…
  • The do over

    Seth Godin
    26 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we're all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they've made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction, a new strategy or a new set of tactics. When we find ourselves in a deep hole, it's rarely because we encountered a single terrible glitch. Usually, it's the result of compounding, of doubling down on a worldview or a stand or a habit that just doesn't pay. Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I…
  • We are all social entrepreneurs

    Seth Godin
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better. The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. But that's not how the world works. Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The…
 
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    WIRED

  • Uber Unveils App Updates to Help Its Deaf Drivers

    Davey Alba
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The updates are meant to streamline the ride-hailing process for hard-of-hearing drivers. The post Uber Unveils App Updates to Help Its Deaf Drivers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Inside L’Oreal’s Plan to 3-D Print Human Skin

    Margaret Rhodes
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The French cosmetics company has partnered with San Diego–based Organovo to rapidly produce tissue for product testing. The post Inside L’Oreal’s Plan to 3-D Print Human Skin appeared first on WIRED.
  • Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here

    Michael Calore
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Google I/O developer conference begins at 9:30 PDT in San Francisco, and we will be offering the live video stream right here. The post Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live Right Here appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria

    Neel V. Patel
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Researchers think they may have stumbled on an intervention that can both treat WNS and prevent more colonies from being killed. The post The Newest Strategy to Save Bats From Extinction? Bacteria appeared first on WIRED.
  • Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future?

    James Daly
    28 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    At the end of a six-mile road in a dry valley in southern New Mexico, researchers are building a first-of-its-kind testing ground for the future. Here among the cottonwoods and coyotes, they are creating a city designed to serve as a living laboratory for the latest in cutting-edge technology, such as goods-delivering drones and roads […] The post Is This Planned Ghost Town the City of the Future? appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: The Best Excuse to Repurpose Old Content

    Guest Blogger
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mike Canarelli. For bloggers looking to refresh or repurpose old content, after the April 21 release of Google’s “mobile-friendly” update comes at the perfect time and offers tremendous benefits. Gloomier prognosticators have nicknamed the update “MOBILEGEDDON” (yes, typically in all caps) because of its potential to disrupt 40% of all online searches—specifically those queried from mobile devices. What these doom-and-gloomers have forgotten to consider, however, is that because the update applies to individual web pages, as opposed to entire…
  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Guest Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use Visual.ly to increase your content distribution Visual.ly is the world’s marketplace for visual content. Whether it’s an…
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    Stacey Roberts
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little help if that content was seen by as many people as possible. Even better if those people hang around and provide ongoing traffic. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? While it won’t happen to everyone, and it’s almost impossible to force, there’s no doubt going viral can be useful when you can get it. Viral posts usually…
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • This Chart Tells You How Basic Investment Accounts are Taxed

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Investing isn’t nearly as intimidating as it seems. But all of the tax rules for different investing accounts can be overwhelming. The folks at Bankrate break down the basics in one simple chart.Read more...
  • Be Proud of Your Side Hustle to Be More Productive

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you have a second job , you might feel embarrassed by it. However, if you’re open about your work, you’ll be able to spend your time as efficiently as possible without stressing over others finding out about your side gig.Read more...
  • Your Home and Travel USB Charging Needs Are Covered With These Deals

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whatever your power needs are, there’s a deal for you today.Read more...
  • Deadspin Garrick Sherman Goes On Alcohol-Fueled Anti-NCAA Twitter Rant | Gizmodo Will a Planetary Al

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Deadspin Garrick Sherman Goes On Alcohol-Fueled Anti-NCAA Twitter Rant | Gizmodo Will a Planetary Alignment Cause a 9.8 Earthquake This Week? | Jezebel You Won’t Believe What the Baby from Twilight Looks Like Now | Kotaku Pushing Cosplay To Its Absolute Limits |Read more...
  • Kitchen Tool School: The Workhorse Enameled Dutch Oven

    Susannah Chen on Skillet, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    We’ve already mentioned that a cast iron skillet is one of those absolute, must-have items for any kitchen, whether you’re an expert cook or just an occasional one. Well, here’s another workhorse that belongs on every stove: the enameled cast iron Dutch oven pot.Read more...
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  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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  • Apple Store in Upper East Side of Manhattan Opens June 13

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Apple overnight added signage to its upcoming retail location in the Upper East Side of Manhattan that confirms the store will open on June 13. The new store will be located at 940 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 74th Street, and remains under construction ahead of opening. The new store will be Apple's sixth retail location in New York City alongside Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, SoHo, Upper West Side and West 14th Street stores. Apple Store in Upper East Side at 74th Street and Madison Avenue (Instagram/Krystyl) Apple updated its retail store list today to reflect the new Upper East Side…
  • Apple Pay Rewards Program to Debut at WWDC

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Apple plans to introduce a new rewards program for Apple Pay at WWDC next month, reports The New York Times. In a piece covering upcoming mobile payment upgrades from Apple and Google, the site suggests that Apple will announce details about enhancements to Apple Pay at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Few details are known about the rewards program that Apple plans to implement, but it is said to offer "perks" to customers who make purchases using Apple Pay.But analysts have noted that a missing piece from Apple Pay was a rewards program to keep users returning to participating…
  • Target Plans to Offer Apple Pay After Chip-and-PIN Card Upgrade

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Target CEO Brian Cornell spoke at Re/code's Code Conference in Palos Verdes, California today, where he confirmed that the company plans to offer in-store support for Apple Pay in the future. According to Cornell, while he'd love to have Apple Pay available "right now," support will not be coming until Target upgrades its system to support integrated circuit credit cards to comply with new standards. Integrated circuit cards (or chip-and-PIN cards) replace the magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card with an embedded microchip. The microchip communicates with a supported point-of-sale…
  • Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Apple is now offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the Apple Store app is offering a same day delivery option on products that are available in local Apple Stores. For example, ordering an Apple TV in the San Francisco Bay Area results in a four-hour same-day delivery window, as does an order for a Lightning cable. In some areas, like San Francisco, delivery turnaround times are as fast as an hour, but for some products, delivery times can take up to a day. Customers who have Postmates…
  • Chevrolet Bringing CarPlay and Android Auto to 14 New 2016 Models Later This Year

    Eric Slivka
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    General Motors and its Chevrolet brand are announcing today expansive plans to bring support for both CarPlay and Android Auto to fourteen vehicle models for the 2016 model year, a move that will mark a significant step forward for the availability of enhanced in-car smartphone experiences. The first Chevy vehicles with CarPlay support will be the Tahoe, Suburban, and Volt, all of which are scheduled to enter production in July, with the remainder of the CarPlay lineup rolling out as the new models launch in subsequent months. GM chief infotainment officer Phil Abram introducing CarPlay and…
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  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Bobby McFerrin Plan for Creating a Remarkable Business

    Pamela Wilson
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: This article was Pamela Wilson’s first guest post on Copyblogger, published on March 25, 2010 — well before she joined our team as VP of Educational Content. Pamela had just completed Copyblogger’s flagship course, Teaching Sells, and was ready to expand her successful offline design business into new online territory. I just returned from a Bobby McFerrin concert, and now I know how to run my new business. No, this post isn’t about “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Bobby McFerrin is much more than that. You see, I’m a little nervous. For 23 years,…
  • Creating Visual Content: The Favorite Tools and Tips for Non-Artists

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You don’t have to be a trained artist to create stop-them-in-their-tracks images that boost your content’s effectiveness. These days, you can find easy-to-use free tools that will allow you to create beautiful images for your blog, website, and social media. This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice for creating remarkable visual content. Tune in to hear from host Pamela Wilson, Demian Farnworth, Chris Garrett, and Lauren Mancke as they discuss: Why images “put the brakes” on readers, and why that’s…
  • Josh Pigford on Shipping, Hiring Smart People, and Not Being Epically Wrong

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a self-proclaimed maker — but host Jon Nastor would call him an entrepreneur, writer, designer, developer, and master marketer. He has been developing and shipping products online for more than 10 years now and has seen his share of successes and not-so-successful ventures. He is currently the founder of Baremetrics, software analytics and reporting for Stripe. Baremetrics seemingly came out of nowhere with an awesome content marketing strategy, lead by today’s guest, on the Baremetrics blog — one of the best software business…
  • The Oddest Story About Overcoming Obscurity You’ll Ever Hear

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s a monumental moment in the history of Rough Draft because we are going to break — for the first time ever — the monologue mold of Rough Draft. In fact, we’re going to do it all week. See, Demian Farnworth has four short interviews for you from four superb web writers. People who will teach you fabulous lessons on overcoming obscurity, finding your voice, choosing the right words, and rapidly expanding your audience. Right now, you’ll hear from the lovely James Chartrand, a single mom with two kids who built a world-class design and copywriting boutique called Men…
  • 5 Reasons Why It’s Practical and Profitable to Share Your Expertise Online

    Amy Harrison
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We were silent as the car left the coziness of our home to the bright lights of the train station. I’d never been so anxious. At the drop-off bay, I opened the door to leave and gave a barely noticeable lurch … barely noticeable. My husband looked at me with wide eyes. “Did you just throw up in your mouth?!” “No …” (I lied.) And so I went, to run the copywriting workshop that made me (almost) decide to give up live workshops altogether and only teach online. And I want to share what happened because it’s cheaper than therapy even though not all…
 
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    Macworld

  • Shazam's expansion to visual scanning is all about marketing

    28 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Everybody's favorite music-identifying app, Shazam, is branching out beyond music with a new QR-style scanning feature. Now, you can use Shazam on Android and iOS to scan movie posters, magazine spreads, postcards, print ads, QR codes, and posters. Unlike its music feature, however, you don't use Shazam to find out what you're looking at. Instead, scanning partner content with Shazam will lead you to augmented reality experiences, exclusive video, and other content. In other words, the new Shazam feature is all about marketing without the music side's song-discovering utility. Shazam Shazam…
  • A broken record: Marketshare predictions continue to be dumb

    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Look out, Apple! IDC says you're headed for a fall! And they would know because they've been making up future market share numbers for years.MarketWatch's Jennifer Booton explains "Why Apple’s iOS will be less dominant in 5 years." (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)Answer: Because someone made a spreadsheet that says so. These numbers don't lie. They're wrong all the time, but they don't lie. There's a difference.Actually, no, there's really no difference. Apple Inc. is blowing past expectations with the success of its larger-screen iPhone 6 Plus, but it continues to lag Android by a…
  • Wearables war: Jawbone sues Fitbit for alleged trade secret theft

    28 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    The intense rivalry in the wearables market has spilled over into court with Jawbone accusing rival Fitbit of “systematically plundering” its employees, trade secrets and intellectual property. In a suit filed in San Francisco against Fitbit and five employees, Jawbone has said that beginning this year, Fitbit recruiters contacted about 30 percent of Jawbone’s employees and induced at least five employees to join the company. The new hires at Fitbit allegedly gained access to and downloaded from their work computers information about Jawbone’s current and projected business plans,…
  • How to run advanced Spotlight searches in the Finder

    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    In my previous two articles about using Spotlight on Yosemite, I looked at Spotlight basics and then showed you how to construct search queries with Spotlight. In this final article, I'm going to move from Spotlight to the Finder, and show you how to perform even more advanced searches.When you search in the Finder, you're actually searching the Spotlight index on your disk; you just perform your searches from the Finder's search field instead of the Spotlight menu. And, when you move to the Finder, you have even more power to search.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Watch Pad & Quill transform a hunk of wood into an elegant Apple Watch stand

    28 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    To design a charging stand for the timepiece of the future, Brian Holmes looked to the past. A few years ago, his grandmother gave him an old pocket watch that had once belonged to his long-deceased grandfather. He needed a way to show off the timepiece, and vaguely remembered seeing elegant, collapsible wooden stands made for this purpose. Scouring the Internet, he found and snapped up a couple of these stands, both about a century old yet in decent condition. One of them turned out to be a reasonably good fit for his grandfather’s pocket watch. Holmes runs Pad & Quill, a…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Benton Modern, A Case Study On Art-Directed Responsive Web Typography

    Marko Dugonjić
    27 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Having the ability to set legible body copy is an absolute must, and we’ve come a long way with web typography since the dawn of web design. However, I feel like we have allowed the lack of variety prior to the rise of web fonts to dampen our creativity now that thousands of web fonts are at our disposal. Have usability conventions and the web’s universality steered us away from proper art direction? Have we forgotten about art direction altogether? I believe so. As designers, we can achieve much more with type, and with just a little more thought and creativity, we can finally start to…
  • The Art Of The SVG Filter And Why It Is Awesome

    Dirk Weber
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    After almost 20 years of evolution, today’s web typography, with its high-density displays and support for OpenType features, is just a step away from the typographic quality of the offline world. But there’s still one field of graphic design where we still constantly fall back to bitmap replacements instead of using native text: display typography, the art of staging letters in illustrative, gorgeous, dramatic, playful, experimental or unexpected ways. 1 Liquid type effect (demo2) A Case For Display Text In HTML Sure, we’re able choose from thousands of web fonts and use…
  • Designing For Explicit Choice

    Colleen Roller
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably designed a lot of forms and web (or app) pages in which the user needs to choose between options. And as a designer, you’re likely familiar with best practices for designing forms. Certainly, much has been written and discussed about this topic. So, you probably know all about how best to label and position form fields and so on for optimal usability. But have you thought about how the design of a form affects the user’s decision-making? Have you ever considered to what extent the design itself affects the choices people make? As always in…
  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Longest shot bid in GOP field?

    28 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    George Pataki, the Republican who won the governorship three times in heavily Democratic New York, will run for president in 2016.
  • Bergen: War hero investigated

    28 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, who played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Taliban, tried to get a deal to save U.S. hostages
  • Would you pay $90,000 for an Instagram photo?

    28 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Artist Richard Prince blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the Frieze Art Fair in New York and reportedly made a ton of money.
  • Putin accuses U.S. of meddling

    28 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out swinging in defense of FIFA's embattled president and against U.S. authorities who've gone after soccer's powerful, polarizing governing body.
  • Can scandal popularize soccer?

    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The FIFA soccer scandal is grabbing headlines across the country. While Americans don't love soccer, we do love scandals. In fact, we love scandals so much we even have a hit show named -- you guessed it: "Scandal."
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 May 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Photographing Your Sense of Humor with Joe McNally Do you file away fun photo shoot ideas in your head? Join Joe McNally on location at Weeki Wachee Springs where he gets to finally realize a fantastic photo shoot idea he’s had in mind for a long time. In true Joe McNally fashion he pulls out all the stops to ensure he has the lighting, the crew, and the location to pull off his vision. From preparations the day before to the early morning arrival time, and through the end of the shoot, Joe talks through his concept, the setup, and all of the problems that need to be solved to pull off the…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Kaylee Greer!

    Brad Moore
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Sam Haddix Hi! I’m Kaylee. And I’m going to tell you something that will knock your socks right off. Ready? I love dogs. And oh my gosh, I wish I could say this in a sort of casual, non-chalant, “Yeah I think dogs are pretty cool, no big deal,” sort of way. But you guys… I mean it. I mean like, in a totally and completely bonafide ‘crazy dog lady’ kind of way. So, it’s kind of embarrassing when I walk down the street and audibly and uncontrollably squeal with delight over every little wiggling, passing pup I see. My friends actually try and deter…
  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Learn How to Setup Studio Lighting in 15 Minutes

    John McIntire
    28 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Do you find studio lighting daunting? Understandable. When I got my first set of lights I played with it for half an hour. Intimidated and confused, I shoved it back in the box where it stayed for six months. Don’t worry though, mastering exposure with studio strobes is easy; in fact it’s probably one of the easiest of the photographic skill sets. By following this tutorial, you can go from no experience with studio lighting, to getting a correct exposure on your first frame, without the aid of expensive and unnecessary light meters. This isn’t a crash course in complicated…
  • 5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

    Gina Milicia
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    All images ©Gina Milicia “Every Artist was first an Amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s market is flooded with tertiary courses, books, workshops, websites, podcasts and online courses that didn’t exist as little as ten years ago. When I began my career 25 years ago, there were only a few options. You could learn photography at a university or technical college, you could complete an apprenticeship or internship with…
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Photos Stand Out with the Clarity Slider

    Jim Hamel
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You want your photos to be as sharp as possible. Of course, there is no substitute for good technique in the capture phase, but you would like to add something in the post-processing to make the pictures clearer and sharper. You may already be adding sharpening, but how to add that extra crispness to make your pictures pop? The answer is clarity. This article will show you how to add that to your photos. What Exactly Is Clarity? What is clarity? Clarity is a local contrast increase that focuses on the mi-tones of the image. If differs from sharpness, because whereas increasing sharpness…
  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
  • Backyard Macro Photography Safari

    Bruce Wunderlich
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! As photographers, we often have the opinion that in order to capture a great image we need to head out to an exotic location. But, what if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to one of those places? Say you have free time some morning, and would like to go outside and capture some stunning images. You might be surprised at what you can find to photograph right in your own backyard! If you don’t have a backyard, take a…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • 'FIFA 16' will feature women soccer players for the first time

    Daniel Cooper
    28 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    If you're entitled to play a sport in real life, then it's only fair that you can do so from the comfort of your couch. That's why it's good to see EA Sports announce that FIFA 16 will feature women's soccer teams for the first time. Now, users will ...
  • Lego appears to be building a 'Minecraft' competitor

    Matt Brian
    28 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Lego's new Amiibo-like Dimensions figures haven't even hit stores yet, but already the company appears to be taking on another gaming phenomenon: Minecraft. The world's biggest toy brand has begun including small flyers inside some of its sets advert...
  • Watch this little robot learn to walk after taking damage

    Steve Dent
    28 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Robots are getting pretty good at carrying on after taking a knock, but what if they lose a limb? Scientists from the US and France have given a six-legged 'bot the smarts to keep going even if two of its legs are disabled by, say, a Sarah Connor sho...
  • Amazon Prime same-day delivery is now free in 14 cities

    Steve Dent
    28 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Amazon can get you a package in an hour, but if you "only" need it the same day, delivery is now free in 14 metropolitan areas. To get the service, you'll need to place an order of $35 or more and be an Amazon Prime subscriber at $99 per year. You'll...
  • Third-party Twitter apps will display quoted tweets properly soon

    Aaron Souppouris
    28 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    It's been six weeks or so since Twitter revamped its "quoted tweet" function, saving users valuable characters and generally improving the experience for everyone using the site or the official apps. Now, it's updating its API to support the changes,...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • 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.
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • f-stop gear introduces four additions to its Mountain Series of tough terrain bags

    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    f-stop gear, maker of rugged camera bags, has introduced three new models and a refreshed existing model to its Mountain Series. The Ajna, Sukha, Shinn and Tilopa offer increased durability and ripstop Nylon shells for weather-proofing. Read more
  • Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more
  • Nikon to offer free newlywed portraits at New York's City Hall next week

    27 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Nikon will be offering newlywed portraits for free to couples who marry at the New York City Hall on June 4th and June 5th. Couples married at City Hall will be treated to a free portrait session with pro photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, working out of a 20-foot 'Wedding Truck' studio. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples

    27 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Over the holiday weekend we spent some time shooting with Panasonic's newest mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-G7. We put its new 16MP sensor to the test along with an improved AF system at the racetrack - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to be precise. We'll be updating this gallery with many more images in the coming days. See gallery
  • Details of Google's new photo app leaked

    27 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    It's been rumored for some time that Google is planning to separate the photo component from its Google Plus app and establish it as a stand-alone service. Ahead of Google's annual I/O event taking place this week, some leaked information and screenshots have surfaced that shed some light on Google's plans. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realized I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7. Then on Friday, I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Readdle Debuts New 'Spark' Email App for iPhone and Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Readdle, the company behind popular apps like Scanner Pro and Documents 5, today introduced a new email client for the iPhone and the Apple Watch, called Spark. Spark, which should be going live shortly pending App Store approval, is designed to make it easy for users to sort through, organize, and reply to email messages by categorizing them by sender and importance. In Spark's Smart Inbox, email messages are arranged so that personal emails sent by actual people are shown ahead of those sent by automated services, making it easier to get to important messages first. A full list of unsorted…
  • Todoist for Apple Watch Released With Glance View, Task Notifications and More

    Joe Rossignol
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Todoist today announced the imminent release of Todoist for Apple Watch, which should be going live shortly pending App Store approval, after nearly four months of extensive testing and development. The new app brings several task management features of Todoist for iPhone, iPad and Mac to the wrist, with a Glance view for quickly viewing tasks and a Main view that provides access to your Inbox, Today view, Projects, Filters and Labels. Firmly pressing using Force Touch brings up an option to add tasks using the Apple Watch's built-in Voice Command dictation, and tasks can be categorized into…
  • Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Expands to the iPhone

    Juli Clover
    28 May 2015 | 4:46 am
    Back in October, popular Mac image editing app Pixelmator was brought to iOS in the form of an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being expanded to the iPhone. Pixelmator for iOS is now a universal app, giving iPhone users a way to edit their images with Pixelmator's powerful image editing tools for the first time. iPhone support is an important step in Pixelmator's evolution and will let the company reach a much wider customer base. For many people, the iPhone has largely replaced point and shoot cameras. Image sharing site Flickr, for example, lists Apple's iPhones as the top three…
  • Apple Watch Shown Charging Through 6-Pin Diagnostic Port in New Video

    Juli Clover
    27 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Earlier this month, the team behind the battery-boosting "Reserve Strap" for the Apple Watch suggested it was possible to use the hidden 6-pin diagnostic port in the Apple Watch to charge the device, and today they've backed up their claims with a video demonstration. In the video, an Apple Watch charging on a standard inductive charger is depicted next to one said to be charged through a power supply connected to the 6-pin port on the device. The watch being charged through the port charges slightly faster than the watch on an inductive charger, reaching a 95 percent charge at the same point…
  • Fox Debuts 'Movie of the Day!' App With Daily Discounts on iTunes Movies

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    Fox today debuted a new app called Movie of the Day! [Direct Link] which aims to provide customers a new daily discount on one movie from Fox's large catalog (via Engadget). Every day the app updates with a new movie deal, ranging from "from blockbusters to acclaimed indies, and everything in between," at a discount which goes up to 70 percent off of the original price. To start off, the app is available only for iOS devices, but there are plans to expand to other app stores like Google Play. In addition to the basic daily discount, the app also lets users browse a movie's cast, check out…
 
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