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  • 20 posters from incredible movies with one-star amazon reviews on them [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is why the internet is amazing. Someone with just enough time on their hands took twenty fantastic movies and then superimposed one-star reviews over them. It kind of breaks my heart to see that there are living, breathing human beings who didn’t like Amélie, literally the most likable movie of all time. Full story at Uproxx. Love movies? Photo credit: Uproxx
  • How Much of Your Taxes Are Helping People in Need?

    Mashable
    Matt Petronzio
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Americans scrambled to meet the IRS' deadline on Tuesday to file their tax returns. While the annual process can be tedious and hits many where it really hurts (in the pocketbook), there's a social good silver lining: A chunk of that money went toward helping people in serious need around the world. ONE, the grassroots campaign of more than 3 million people fighting against extreme poverty and preventable diseases, created a web calculator to measure how much impact your taxes have on the good of the planet. Just type in your annual income below, and based on the average tax rate, you can see…
  • Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Seem Too Worried About Facebook's Teen Exodus As His 30th Birthday Looms

    Fast Company
    Rebecca Greenfield
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Facebook is looking beyond American teenagers to emerging markets around the world.Looking at Facebook's recent moves--What's App, Oculus Rift, the death of in-app messaging--the company seems to be in experimentation mode, grasping to find what works and what doesn't. All of these decisions are part of the same overarching (and important) strategy: finding the next generation of Facebook users, as it's becoming clear American youth might have other loyalties.Read Full Story
  • Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android

    TechCrunch
    Romain Dillet
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
     Frontback just released the Android version of its popular photo-sharing app. Previously, the app was only available on iOS. But even with just the iPhone app, the app was downloaded one million times over the past eight months. With the new Android release, the company can certainly expect many new users. As a reminder, Frontback started as a photo-taking app to capture fleeting moments. A… Read More
  • The thing that happened before this

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The most underrated scene in the Wizard of Oz is the hallway leading up to the audience with the great and powerful one. One of the reasons that Oz is seen as being particularly great and powerful is that it's just so much trouble to get to see him--and that hallway is the perfect metaphor. I still remember visiting a talent agency in Hollywood a decade ago. The lobby was far bigger than most people's homes, and it was totally empty, a long, long walk from the automatically opened door to the Centurion at the desk. Contrast this with a doctor's office I recently visited. He was sharing space…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 20 posters from incredible movies with one-star amazon reviews on them [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This is why the internet is amazing. Someone with just enough time on their hands took twenty fantastic movies and then superimposed one-star reviews over them. It kind of breaks my heart to see that there are living, breathing human beings who didn’t like Amélie, literally the most likable movie of all time. Full story at Uproxx. Love movies? Photo credit: Uproxx
  • Snowboarding gets a boost with jet engines [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    The last thing most people want to see right now is anything to do with snow, ice or cold, but in the spirit of “If you can’t beat it, join it,” here’s what we’d like to think the future of wintry weather transportation is. Snowboarder Jamie Barrow was approached by the company dreamscience Propulsion to try out a crazy idea, using electric jet engines to propel himself at breakneck speeds on a snowboard. It’s not an idea that will likely gain traction in the general population, but it sure beats crawling along at five miles an hour hoping you don’t…
  • Puppies learn things for the first time, and it’s adorable [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Everything is cuter when puppies do it, I’m just going to come right out and say it. Watch as these puppies learn to do things for the first time. Things like work as a team, get a bath, jump in the water, and more. Here’s your daily cute: Full story at Buzzfeed. More cute animal moments.
  • Trees consuming the evidence of WWII

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s been said that time heals all wounds, but even after more than six decades, Mother Nature is having a hard time swallowing the brutalities of war. These photos, taken in Russia by Imgur user dasBild, are a poignant reminder of the horrific scenes that took place here during the Siege of Leningrad, where over 400,000 men lost their lives. Even though the remains of the soldiers are long gone, the accidental monuments left to them will thrive for years to come. The remains of a rotted Mannlicher Carcano rifle rest against the trunk of the left tree and a Maxim machine gun sticks out…
  • The explosive growth of cloud computing [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you’re wondering where it’s at these days when it comes to computing, chances are, it’s in the cloud. With the demand for anywhere access booming, cloud services are allowing us to work and share wherever we go, and the demand will only increase for businesses to be ready to deliver the goods. Via Eclipse. Like infographics? So do we.
 
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  • How Much of Your Taxes Are Helping People in Need?

    Matt Petronzio
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Americans scrambled to meet the IRS' deadline on Tuesday to file their tax returns. While the annual process can be tedious and hits many where it really hurts (in the pocketbook), there's a social good silver lining: A chunk of that money went toward helping people in serious need around the world. ONE, the grassroots campaign of more than 3 million people fighting against extreme poverty and preventable diseases, created a web calculator to measure how much impact your taxes have on the good of the planet. Just type in your annual income below, and based on the average tax rate, you can see…
  • Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely

    The Atlantic
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking. The best part: The molecules can store the heat forever and be endlessly re-used while emitting absolutely no greenhouse gases. Scientists remain a way's off in building this perpetual heat machine but they have succeeded in the laboratory at demonstrating the viability of the phenomenon called photoswitching. "Some molecules, known as photoswitches, can assume either of two…
  • Brands You Follow on Instagram Are Watching You Verrrry Closely

    Kurt Wagner
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    The brands you follow on Instagram may be paying close attention to you — very close attention, in fact Union Metrics, the social analytics company behind the Twitter analytics service TweetReach, added an Instagram analytics tool on Wednesday. A major benefit to Union Metrics' customers is the ability to get detailed information about the followers who interact with its posts See also: 10 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Stylish Women The new analytics offering includes what Union Metrics calls "detailed participant reporting," a tool that allows brands to identify their biggest fans…
  • Google Q1 Earnings: What to Expect

    Seth Fiegerman
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    When Google reported its fourth quarter earnings in late January, much of the focus was on mounting losses from Motorola Mobility and the upcoming stock split. When Google reports earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, the focus will likely be back on its core business: advertising Google is expected to report earnings of $6.40 per share on revenue of $15.52 billion, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters, compared to revenue of $13.97 billion during the same quarter a year earlier See also: Google in 2014: The World Is (Almost) Its Oyster Analysts are expecting Google to…
  • 3,000 People Stand Boston Strong at Finish Line on Sports Illustrated Cover

    Jason Abbruzzese
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Sports Illustrated has commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a portrait of approximately 3,000 people, including runners, first responders and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, all gathered at the marathon's finish line on Boylston Street. See also: Courage and Compassion: 24 Photos That Show What Boston Strong Is All About Image: Sports Illustrated“A year later, Boston has shown the strength to carry on. I’m proud that Sports Illustrated was able to contribute, in a small way, to that process with this cover. You can see in the faces of the people of…
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    Fast Company

  • Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Seem Too Worried About Facebook's Teen Exodus As His 30th Birthday Looms

    Rebecca Greenfield
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Facebook is looking beyond American teenagers to emerging markets around the world.Looking at Facebook's recent moves--What's App, Oculus Rift, the death of in-app messaging--the company seems to be in experimentation mode, grasping to find what works and what doesn't. All of these decisions are part of the same overarching (and important) strategy: finding the next generation of Facebook users, as it's becoming clear American youth might have other loyalties.Read Full Story
  • Candy Crush Is Coming To China

    Chris Gayomali
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    A breakthrough partnership between King and Tencent will push Candy Crush Saga through WeChat, and should help King tap a massive new market of Asian gamers.If King Digital's disappointing IPO this year demonstrated anything, it's that investors seem afraid that Candy Crush is little more than a one-hit wonder. Yet the gaming company may have more magic up its sleeve, with a major new initiative that should gain it some traction in a market that has been historically lackluster: China.Read Full Story
  • Want To Get Hired At Google X? Build A Helicopter

    Chris Gayomali
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    "What we want, in a sense, are people who know less and less about more and more."Working at Google X is a tinkerer's dream. Not only do you get to indulge your every creative whim, but you get to work with some of the brightest intellects of your generation. Failure isn't frowned upon; it's encouraged. And you get to work on futuristic technology like hoverboards and space elevators.Read Full Story
  • 4 Reasons You Should Move To Vienna

    Shaunacy Ferro
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Urbanists obsess over the Austrian capital city and for good reason: it's beautiful, has affordable housing, great public transit, and gender-inclusive planning.Urbanists have a major boner for Vienna. It is, by one quality of life study, the most livable city in the world. According to our friends over at Co.Exist, it's one of the smartest cities in Europe.Read Full Story
  • Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts

    Carey Dunne
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ever since Freud invited patients to lie on an oriental rug-draped couch, therapists have considered interior design an important component of their work.Sometimes an office is just an office. But if you're a psychoanalyst, the presentation of your work space has to be impeccably thought out, designed to foster a sense of sanctuary and privacy. Since Sigmund Freud's Victorian consulting room, with its oriental rug-draped couch, analysts have learned to use interior design as a therapeutic tool. In his ongoing series "In the Shadow of Freud's Couch," Mark Gerald, who's both a photographer and…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android

    Romain Dillet
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
     Frontback just released the Android version of its popular photo-sharing app. Previously, the app was only available on iOS. But even with just the iPhone app, the app was downloaded one million times over the past eight months. With the new Android release, the company can certainly expect many new users. As a reminder, Frontback started as a photo-taking app to capture fleeting moments. A… Read More
  • Twitter And Tumblr-Focused Analytics Provider Union Metrics Now Does Instagram Too

    Sarah Perez
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
     Union Metrics, the social analytics platform whose most recent claim to fame was being the first to receive Tumblr’s blessing, is today rolling out a similar service for Instagram, as well as introducing a new suite which will pull Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram into one platform. The company had previously been testing the Instagram analytics service in a private beta with around 15… Read More
  • RealtyShares Raises $1.9 Million From General Catalyst To Crowdfund Real Estate Projects

    Ryan Lawler
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
     RealtyShares is kind of like a "LendingClub for Real Estate," a providing a platform for crowdfunding real-estate development. And the company just raised $1.9 million led by General Catalyst to make its offering available both to more developers and more investors. Read More
  • Aereo Shows Off Their Rooftop Antenna Farm Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling

    Jordan Crook
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    A lot has been said about Aereo's technology — so much, in fact, that there are hundreds of pages worth of legal documents discussing the matter as it relates to the law. That said, we thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at how Aereo actually works when it lets customers rent out remote DVR antennas and watch what amounts to live television on any device. Read More
  • Amazon Merges Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Sarah Perez
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
     Amazon announced this morning through an email to its customers that all personal documents archived in your Kindle e-reader library are also now being made available from Amazon Cloud Drive. The files will be placed in a new folder called “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” where you’ll then be able to manage the items as you would any other file, including being able to organize, share or… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The thing that happened before this

    Seth Godin
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The most underrated scene in the Wizard of Oz is the hallway leading up to the audience with the great and powerful one. One of the reasons that Oz is seen as being particularly great and powerful is that it's just so much trouble to get to see him--and that hallway is the perfect metaphor. I still remember visiting a talent agency in Hollywood a decade ago. The lobby was far bigger than most people's homes, and it was totally empty, a long, long walk from the automatically opened door to the Centurion at the desk. Contrast this with a doctor's office I recently visited. He was sharing space…
  • Connecting dots (or collecting dots)

    Seth Godin
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Without a doubt, the ability to connect the dots is rare, prized and valuable. Connecting dots, solving the problem that hasn't been solved before, seeing the pattern before it is made obvious, is more essential than ever before. Why then, do we spend so much time collecting dots instead? More facts, more tests, more need for data, even when we have no clue (and no practice) in doing anything with it. Their big bag of dots isn't worth nearly as much as your handful of insight, is it?        
  • Trust and attention, the endless dance

    Seth Godin
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    The two scarce elements of our economy are trust and attention. Trust is scarce because it's not a simple instinct and it's incredibly fragile, disappearing often in the face of greed, shortcuts or ignorance. And attention is scarce because it doesn't scale. We can't do more than one thing at a time, and the number of organizations and ideas that are competing for our attention grows daily. The dance happens because often, it seems as though we need to trade trust in exchange for attention. We have to rely on gimmicks, or overpromise and hype in order to get people to, "look at me!" And of…
  • The right moment

    Seth Godin
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to cooperate, for your bad back to let up just a little... The thing is, people who make a difference never wait for just the right time. They know that it will never arrive. Instead, they make their ruckus when they are short of sleep, out of money, hungry, in the middle of a domestic mess and during a blizzard. Whenever. As long as whenever is now.        
  • Steal, don't invent

    Seth Godin
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Steal your business model. We don't have a shortage of business models, it's okay if you pick one that's already working for someone else. Steal your web design. There will always be enough people brave enough to invent whole new ways of interacting online. But unless you're an interaction designer or your business model depends on something new, do us all a favor and use something that already works. Steal your tools. You probably don't need to build a new email delivery engine, a new overnight shipping method or a new way to run payroll. Once someone has a reliable, cost-effective building…
 
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    @ProBlogger

  • 6 Lessons for Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines

    Guest Blogger
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Matthew Capala of SearchDecoder.com Many newbie (and sometimes even veteran) bloggers erroneously spend 95% of their time creating blog content and only 5% pondering titles. Unfortunately for these bloggers, most readers’ attention spans expire in seconds. Unless you reel in your readers instantly, your well-crafted content goes largely unnoticed and going viral becomes impossible. Set aside at least 15 to 30 minutes for choosing a magnetic title after crafting your post. List three to five intriguing titles guaranteed to increase your CTR and page views.
  • How to Convince Someone to Be Interviewed on Your Blog

    Darren Rowse
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    This question was submitted recently via the ProBlogger Facebook page. How do I get an established blogger like yourself to do an interview with me? or How can I get an established blogger like yourself to do a guest post for me on my blog? – from Sandra Tillman Good questions. I think you’re much more likely to get a popular blogger to do an interview with you than to write a guest post for you. I can only speak for myself really but writing a guest post for someone else’s blog is low on my list of priorities when I already have a blog to create content for. The exception…
  • The Benefits of Making a Business Blog Available in Multiple Languages

    Stacey Roberts
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Your company blog: while often neglected due to its perceived lack of purpose (and the commitment it requires), it is also a personal way to convey a message to a client base that isn’t possible with different forms of social media. Far too many business owners forget that a comprehensive blogging strategy is essential for a company’s greater marketing plan: a company blog puts a face and personality to what appears to potential customers everywhere as a faceless entity offering a product or service. In short, it’s a cost-effective and simple way to connect to an audience and receive…
  • Top Tips to Let Go of Fear

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Image via Flickr user audiolucistore This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Louden.  What I’m about to tell you is the most overlooked key to being a successful teacher – as well as a successful business owner, parent, writer, athlete, and all around happy human being. It’s the precursor to more sales, to repeat business, to turning customers into raving fans, to your ideas having a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your students, readers, and clients. It’s also how you unlock your own potential to thrive. Really it can do all that, and more. The secret?
  • Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know

    Stacey Roberts
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    This is a guest post written by Simon Schmid of iubenda. Getty Images recently announced a new image embed feature that allows bloggers (and others) to access and use their vast library of images for non-commercial purposes. This rather remarkable change in policy by Getty Images shows that it’s ready to work with content creators and adapt to the times we live in. Even WordPress also published an announcement post in which they share the details of Getty’s new offering and how easy it is to embed an image into your blog. There’s now a “</>” below…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • How to Contact Executive Customer Service and Get Your Problem Solved

    Alan Henry
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We've all been there: You call customer service, get bounced around, transferred, and dropped. Or worse, your issue never gets resolved even after you talk to someone. You probably know you can escalate to a manager, or even higher, to "executive" support. But at that level, there's an art to getting what you want. Here's what you need to know.Read more...
  • "The Goal Isn't to Be Frugal Forever"

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Being frugal is good. Saving money is such an obvious benefit to our lives that it drives our whole economy. As finance blog The College Investor points out, though, we aren't meant to stay frugal forever.Read more...
  • $82 a Day Is the Average Savings for a Comfortable Retirement

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maybe you're finally getting around to saving for your retirement, and you're wondering how much you should expect to save. An analysis from USA Today found that, on average, most people will need to save $82/day to retire comfortably.Read more...
  • Why It's Better to Fail as Quickly as Possible

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Most of us don't like to admit when we've failed and put it off as long as possible. Google X's Rapid Evaluation head Rich DeVaul explains why this costs money, time, and ultimately hinders progress.Read more...
  • Gawker Job Seekers Interview for "The World's Toughest Position" | Jalopnik New Technology Allows Yo

    Jessica Smith on io9, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Gawker Job Seekers Interview for "The World's Toughest Position" | Jalopnik New Technology Allows You To Literally Smell PR Bullshit | Jezebel Your Brain Starts Turning to Mush at Age 24 | Kotaku You Can Stop The Internet Spoiling Game Of Thrones For YouRead more...
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  • Hyundai Bringing CarPlay to 2015 Sonata Models Later This Year

    Kelly Hodgkins
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Hyundai today announced that it will bring Apple's CarPlay technology to its Sonata automobile lineup starting next year. This introduction makes Hyundai the first volume automobile manufacturer to bring CarPlay to the market. The first Hyundai automobiles to offer the voice-driven system will be the company's popular Sonata line. Models that are equipped with the CarPlay-compatible navigation systems will debut later in the 2015 model year. Hyundai’s latest Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems are already recognized for their beautiful, yet intuitive interface and advanced feature set. Our…
  • Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

    Richard Padilla
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the next-generation iPhone, similar to cases pictured last week and those on display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair yesterday. The case feature slightly rounded edges, similar to the design of the iPhone 5c and consistent with design drawings said to be for the iPhone 6. Like other cases and in line with…
  • Apple and Other Smartphone Makers Back Global Anti-Theft Measures

    Jordan Golson
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung have announced a voluntary agreement to include anti-theft technology on all smartphones beginning next year, according to a report by Re/code. The pledge has device makers agreeing that all devices going on sale after July of 2015 will have capabilities to remotely wipe data and to prevent the device from being reactivated without the owner's permission. A number of state and local lawmakers praised the agreement, though it was panned as inadequate by California state Sen. Mark Leno, who has proposed a mandatory kill-switch…
  • iPhone 6 Mockups and Case Designs on Display at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

    Juli Clover
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    As we progress further into 2014, iPhone 6 rumors have begun to pick up, with case designs, schematics, molds, and alleged iPhone parts surfacing over the past few weeks to give hints at what Apple's larger iPhone might look like. Today Japanese site Mac Otakara [Google Translation] (via 9to5Mac) has shared some additional images of iPhone 6 mockups and accessories being displayed in several different booths at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. One image shows a physical iPhone 6 mockup that has allegedly been used to create cases for the next version of the iPhone next to an iPhone case made…
  • Microsoft Launches 'Office 365 Personal' Plan for One Mac and One iPad at $69/Year

    Kelly Hodgkins
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Microsoft today started selling its Office 365 Personal subscription, a less expensive version of Office 365 that targets individual users. The cloud-based subscription service provides access to online versions of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, online storage in OneDrive and a block of Skype calling minutes. The new personal option allows subscribers to connect one PC or Mac desktop computer and one tablet, including the iPad, to the online service. It will cost $69 per year or $6.99 per month. Customers who require more connections can sign up for the Office 365 Home plan,…
 
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  • The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence

    Chris Brogan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I made to my digital presence. What’s Changed In Social Media Here’s a quick list: Then: conversational. Now: promotional. Then: thoughtful sharing. Now: shovel it over the wall. Then: “I’m hungry for lots of great information.” Now: “I’m drowning in information.” Then: just being here is great!
  • On the Occasion of my 44th Birthday

    Chris Brogan
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Today, I turn 44 years old. First, I don’t feel especially old. In fact, I’m in the best health and shape of my life (thank you, fitness journey). Do I feel more wise? I wouldn’t go that far, or at least not in the way that you’d think it would keep me out of trouble. I learn by failing. Wisdom comes with that learning. I’m grateful for the love of a strong woman. I’m thrilled to be a dad to two really smart and funny kids. I’m blessed to have two amazing parents. And I’m lucky to have the support and connection of friends and allies like you.
  • Portland, Oregon – I’m Part of #pdxpioneer

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I’ll be in Portland, Oregon to speak at Chris Guillebeau’s Pioneer Nation event. It’s built for Owners. Are you in Portland? My Business Intentions for #pdxpioneer I have one goal in mind while speaking at Pioneer Nation: to convince you that the freaks shall inherit the earth. But I’m not going to sell my book. I’m not going to sell my business services (though if you subscribed to my newsletter, I’d be grateful, and if you started in on the Owner’s Mastery Foundation Group, I would LOVE you.
  • Five More Freaks Event Opportunities

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    Wow! So, Wiley had to push the book back a few weeks to deal with some last minute stuff (probably my fault), and so that gives me just a little more time to lay some groundwork. For YOU, that means if you’re thinking of having an event and if you want to take advantage of the absolutely most affordable way to have me speak live and in person to your community and event, there’s still time. Hire Me to Speak for Only 300 Books Not bucks. Let’s not be crazy. But books. The deal is this: hire me for an event in this or the next calendar year for the cost of your purchasing of…
  • Sort Out Who Matters to You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    I can tell you without a doubt that people who participated in (not attended) my last live event in Boston with Rob Hatch and Jacqueline Carly would go to the mat for anyone else in that room. There’s a guest room available for anyone who participated in whatever cities people came from (Philadelphia, Miami, East Hampton, etc). There are buyers and promoters now for each other’s works. Heck, we invested in one artist right then and there on the spot (note: his prices will go up in a few days. Buy now!) In working on how I will make Owner Media Group a successful business in 2014…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Simple Flaw People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business

    Sean Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Admit it. You want large-scale adoption, don’t you? You want a lot of people to love you, to buy your products, to read your blog, and to follow you on social media. Fair enough, that’s what we all want. But you’re missing something essential. People won’t ever know you, hear from you, understand you, follow you, or engage with you because of one simple flaw. Your target isn’t small enough. Seems counter-intuitive doesn’t it? It isn’t. Building an audience online should be born the same way it is offline: from person-to-person. First, define who you are…
  • Are You Really a Writer … Or Just a Copyist?

    Raubi Perilli
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is a terminology problem plaguing the content community. It’s confusing marketers, it’s misleading clients, and it’s causing an identity crisis among content creators everywhere. It seems that no one really knows what it means to be a writer. And Merriam-Webster isn’t much help when it comes to defining this person. A “writer is someone whose work it is to write books, poems, stories, etc.” Or even more vague, a writer is “someone who has written something.” And as Sonia Simone recently pointed out here at Copyblogger, there are even some…
  • 12 Examples of Native Ads (And Why They Work)

    Demian Farnworth
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite all the hype, native advertising remains a fuzzy concept for most marketers. According to our 2014 status report: 49 percent of respondents don’t know what native advertising is 24 percent are hardly familiar with it Another 24 percent are somewhat familiar Only 3 percent are very knowledgeable So, given the lack of awareness (and people mistaking it for other things, like sponsorship), we thought it would be a good idea to walk you through about a dozen examples of native advertising — and why they work. Let’s get going. 1. Print advertorials … starting with…
  • Removing Blog Comments: The View So Far

    Jerod Morris
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Shockwaves. That’s what this post by Sonia Simone sent through the Copyblogger community. The post, you’ll recall, announced our decision to remove blog comments and gave the reasoning for why we decided to do so — reasoning that some accepted at face value, others parsed for hidden meaning, and the rest ignored before ZOMG’ing to their social account of choice to share the headline. Agree or disagree, trust or question, the one constant was that everyone had a reaction. Now almost three weeks later, it’s time for us to react to the reaction. In this episode,…
  • Agile Content Marketing: How to Attract an Audience That Builds Your Business

    Brian Clark
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the question I get more than any other, and it’s one of the most important questions you’ll answer in marketing your business: How do I create a content marketing strategy that actually works? That will take several thousand words to answer, and then you’ll have to create your own strategy. Yep, ultimately it’s up to you. To help, I’ll be writing a few articles over the next several weeks, starting with this one. Each will progress from general to more specific at each step, to provide a blueprint for you to work from. The first step is to get your head right.
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    Macworld

  • Adobe Lightroom mobile review: A strong start, but still a work-in-progress

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Adobe brings touch and gesture navigation to Lightroom mobile. Helpful overlays introduce you to the new gestures. For as many image editing and organizing apps as we’ve seen on iOS, none has come close to rivaling what you can do on your computer. Until now. Adobe Lightroom, long the gold standard for desktop digital image workflow, now brings its core capabilities to iOS in a companion app, Lightroom mobile 1.0 for iPad (and soon iPhone). In so doing, Adobe successfully reimagines Lightroom for touch. But as this 1.0 version shows, Lightroom mobile has much room to grow, both in features…
  • Podcast: Comic relief

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’re back for another look at the past week in Apple (and related tech industry) news. We touch on Amazon’s purchase of Comixology and what the retail giant might get out of the deal, discuss the latest announcements and apps from Dropbox, try to read the tea leaves and figure out what the future of the iTunes Store holds, decide whether or not we’ll be upgrading our car stereos for aftermarket CarPlay units, and attempt to decipher just what is going on with the whole analyst/pundit community.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • When iPhoto isn't enough: Four reasons to upgrade your software

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    iPhoto is an excellent tool for basic photo management and editing, but if your library’s getting too big to handle or you need advanced editing options, it might be time to look into alternatives. Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture provide better management and image tools, while Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can augment iPhoto’s basic editing software with more powerful options. If you’re starting to feel like your library is getting out of control, here are some of the best reasons to upgrade.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to remotely log out of Gmail

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you've left Gmail logged in on another computer, there's a quick and easy fix.
  • Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router review: Faster than anything we’ve tested

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Don’t let the retro design fool you: This puppy’s a speed demon.
 
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    ReadWrite

  • How Arduino And Raspberry Pi Can Enhance Your Connected Home

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes. The connected home, the ultimate ideal in technology-driven luxury, promises easy living by passing along our drudgery to computers. But it’s not perfect. Even if you’re willing to shell out for expensive devices for your house, are you willing to trust them? There’s always the concern that when a middleman is involved, you’re relinquishing at least some control of your own domain. See also: Hacking The Connected Home: When Your House Watches You In that case, why not roll your…
  • The Rear-View Camera Is No Longer Just An Option For Cars—It's The Law

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation. Here’s something gruesome to consider: More than 200 people are killed every year when cars are reversing—most of these deaths are children. Back-up accidents also injure more than 15,000 people each year. These factoids get more tragic when you consider that it’s usually a parent behind the wheel, and the cost of preventing nearly all of these accidents is a cheap piece of technology: A $50 camera. Take heart. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took a big step on March 31 to…
  • How Microsoft's Cortana Stacks Up Against Siri And Google Now

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Cortana doesn’t want you to know where Master Chief is hiding. But for just about everything else, Microsoft's new voice-controlled personal assistant is ready and available to do your bidding. See also: Introducing Cortana, Plus 8 Other Things To Know About Windows 8.1 Cortana, a new feature in Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, is both a search engine and a helper, just like its counterparts: Apple's Siri and Google Now for Android. Cortana—who says she's female, though not a woman—is Microsoft’s attempt to counter Google's domination of Web search on smartphones while…
  • Atlassian's Geeky Software Carves Out A Big Home With Developers

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    f you're not a developer, you're not going to understand Atlassian's success. Atlassian employs no salespeople, yet it's doing over $200 million in annual sales, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. While enterprise software companies struggle to make their wares more consumer-friendly, Atlassian builds software that only a developer could love: It's geeky, not super intuitive and frankly somewhat unpleasant to use for a business user like myself. Yet it's now worth $3.3 billion. How's that? Of The Developer, For The Developer Atlassian co-founder…
  • With Gnip, Twitter Is Ready To Sell Your Tweets

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Gnip was once a neutral provider of social data, but now that neutrality is gone, and it's in the hands of Twitter. Twitter on Tuesday announced the acquisition of social data analytics startup Gnip, which is one of the only companies with access to Twitter’s firehose of data—all the tweets and activity streams on Twitter since the platform launched in 2006. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Twitter will bring both the revenue and data streams from Gnip in-house, exerting full control over our tweets and how they’re used.  Gnip has worked with Twitter…
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    Smashing Magazine Feed

  • Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding

    Rick Sloboda
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
       Globalization, low-cost technologies and saturated markets are making products and services interchangeable and barely distinguishable. As a result, today’s brands must go beyond face value and tap into consumers’ deepest subconscious emotions to win the marketplace. The Role Of Brands Is Changing In recent decades, the economic base has shifted from production to consumption, from needs to wants, from objective to subjective. We’re moving away from the functional and technical characteristics of the industrial era, into a time when consumers are making buying decisions…
  • A Guide To Validating Product Ideas With Quick And Simple Experiments

    Grace Ng
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
       You probably know by now that you should speak with customers and test your idea before building a product. What you probably don’t know is that you might be making some of the most common mistakes when running your experiments. Mistakes include testing the wrong aspect of your business, asking the wrong questions and neglecting to define a criterion for success. This article is your guide to designing quick, effective, low-cost experiments. A Product With No Users After 180 Days Four years ago, I had a great idea. What if there was a more visual way to learn about our world?
  • Building The Web App For Unicef’s Tap Campaign: A Case Study

    Nick Jonas, Francis Villanueva
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
       Since a smartphone landed in almost everyone’s pocket, developers have been faced with the question of whether to go with a mobile website or a native app. Native applications offer the smoothest and most feature-rich user experience in almost every case. They have direct access to the GPU, making layer compositions and pixel movements buttery-smooth. They provide native UI frameworks that end users are familiar with, and they take care of the low-level aspects of UI development that developers don’t have time to deal with. When eschewing an app in favor of a mobile website,…
  • How To Build A Ruby Gem With Bundler, Test-Driven Development, Travis CI And Coveralls, Oh My!

    Mark McDonnell
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
       Ruby is a great language. It was designed to foster happiness and productivity in developers, all the while providing tools that are effective and yet focused on simplicity. One of the tools available to the Rubyist is the RubyGems package manager. It enables us both to include “gems” (i.e. packaged code) that we can reuse in our own applications and to package our own code as a gem to share with the Ruby community. We’ll be focusing on the latter in this article. I’ve written an open-source gem named Sinderella (available on GitHub), and in this article I’ll go through…
  • Involving Clients In Your Mobile Workflow

    Thomas Joos
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
       A lot of mobile-minded talented folks across the globe produce great work, but yet sometimes you still hear many of them complain about their relationships with their clients. They often mention feeling isolated and not truly understanding what the client really needed. This lack of personal interaction often leads to misunderstanding, as well as less awareness of and appreciation for all your hard work. While involving clients in your mobile workflow can be challenging, really working together will make a big difference. In this article, I’ll share some important things I’ve…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Douglas Sonders!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In many of my workshops, photography career articles, and classes, I’ll often share with my students the one amazing tool that will revolutionize their work, help attract new clients, and keep their spirits positive all at once. It’s personal work. Sure, maybe you’ve heard this before, but maybe you haven’t heard the true significance of why doing ongoing personal photoshoots are so important for you. For me, doing this has made my entire career.The past year has thankfully been very good business-wise (I’m a commercial photographer and video producer), but as we all know, we…
  • Big App News: Your “most requested” feature is now here And so is our Android Version (finally!)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Big, big App news today for KelbyOne subscribers as we’ve just released a major update to the KelbyOne App for IOS, and it includes the #1 most-requested feature by our members: the ability to take a class “off-line” so you can watch it on a flight, or during a commute, or any time you don’t have access to wireless.This new version has already been released (along with a bunch of other happy new features), and it’s available free to KelbyOne Subscribers from App Store for iPad.Oh I can’t believe this day is finally here — we have an Android version!
  • Perhaps my most revealing interview ever

    Scott Kelby
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Last week, while we were all at Photoshop World, the always amazing Karen Hutton released an interview she did with me on her show “The Chat” and of all the interviews I’ve ever done, a lot of folks have told me this was the most revealing. I wouldn’t’ know, because I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the interview because of something that happened to me during the interview as it went to a place I was not expecting, or prepared to go.Anyway, I shared it on social last week when she posted it, but I wanted to share it here with my readers who have…
  • Thanks So Much Atlanta (and see you all in Vegas in the Fall!)

    Scott Kelby
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    (Above: That’s Peter Hurley above and below on-stage delivering a funny, engaging, and throughly inspiring talk to close out the amazing week in Atlanta. Photos here by Brad Moore).What an incredible week! One of our best Photoshop World’s ever (and that’s saying something), partially thanks to the Galleria Center in Atlanta which turned out to be the best location ever for hosting a large event like Photoshop World, and partially because the people who came were so engaging, fun and ready to learn that it just set the instructor team on fire!!!!Each year we close Photoshop…
  • Interested In Coming to Photoshop World Next Time? Here Are Some Reasons You Should!

    Brad Moore
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We don’t want to try to convince you that you should come to Photoshop World, really. Just listen to these people who have attended the conference and they’ll tell you why they’ve come back to Photoshop World time and time again. Whether it’s the one-on-one time they get with instructors, networking with other creatives, or learning the latest skills in the creative field, there’s more than one reason that they love it!
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Power of Post-processing for Landscape Photography

    Todd Sisson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Embracing the power of creative post-processing can transform your landscape photography from dull and lifeless, to lustrous and vibrant overnight! We’re acutely aware that the preceding statement reads suspiciously like the voiceover script for a ‘next generation, nano-organic hair care’ commercial, but it’s true – digital post-processing can be a transcendent experience for your landscape images. Sunset over the Mount Egmont from Wai-iti Beach, Taranaki Coast, New Zealand (by Sarah). Post-processing doesn’t always have to be complex to be effective. This image…
  • Guide to Creative White Balance for Landscape Photography

    Alex Morrison
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’ve been using a digital camera for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about White Balance. You may still be wondering exactly what it is, and how to use it; or you may be using it right now and be wondering how it can possibly be something “creative”. Different white balance settings create different looks I’m going to show you some of my techniques for using White Balance to creatively enhance your landscape photography and with a few simple steps you can unlock the remarkable power of creative White Balance. Don’t worry, this is not a…
  • 5 Reasons for Doing Natural Light Portraits

    Andrew S. Gibson
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    With all the attention given to the art and craft of shooting portraits using flash, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the only way to take a portrait. The truth is that while fashionable Speedlites get all the attention, there are photographers working almost entirely in natural light and creating beautiful portraits without a softbox or light stand in sight. One of the most prolific is Eduardo Izq, a photographer based in the United States who has built an impressive portfolio of natural light portraits taken using local models and dancers. Eduardo takes natural light…
  • A Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing

    Darren Rowse
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Today is an exciting day at dPS HQ because we’re releasing an eBook that has been asked for many times by readers – LOVING Landscapes, a Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing by Todd and Sarah Sisson. Early in 2013 we looked at our growing library of photography eBooks and realised that we had a big hole to fill – we were yet to publish a Landscape Photography eBook. We began the hunt for a photographer to create a guide. After much searching we came across the photography of husband and wife team Todd and Sarah Sisson and fell in love with their…
  • How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

    Gavin Hardcastle
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The most common question I get asked by my workshop students is ‘how do you get such sharp images?’. It’s actually really simple. Basically, avoid movement of any kind while the shutter is open, focus well and choose the right aperture for your creative vision. Mostly it’s just plain old common sense with a couple of technical elements thrown in, so if you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips. Top tips for sharper landscape photography 1 – Use a good tripod with a sturdy ball head and make sure…
 
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    Strobist

  • On Manufactured Opportunities

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Every day I try to spend as much time walking as my schedule will allow. Ideally, I just head off into the woods and shoot for at least ten miles a day. I don't always hit that goal, but even on a bad day I'll get most of it.That's because long walks invariably pay for the time they cost in many ways: health, mental well-being, increased fitness and maybe best of all, a steady stream of ideas.Of those ideas, there is one type that constantly proves itself to be the most valuable to me as a photographer. And that is the concept of the manufactured opportunity. Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout Video is Live

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Earlier this month I had the honor to host (read: did not have to compete in) the Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout, which this year featured Zack Arias vs. Sara Lando. Zack is a multi-year veteran, Sara is a newb. You'd think she'd be an easy put-down. You'd be wrong.Having been the first person to walk out on stage in the first-ever shootout in 2010, I can tell you it is absolutely terrifying. You feel as if you have made a terrible mistake, and that you have everything to lose and nothing to gain.You feel as if the creative part of your brain just announced, "Eff this. I'm outta here." and you…
  • A Guide to Lighting Indoor Sports

    25 Feb 2014 | 7:09 am
    Newspapers may be circling the drain at this point, but for 150 years they were king of the hill. And the 20 years I spent there proved to be a great ride as well as a non-stop idea lab.Today we'll take a look back at how we developed our multi-budget solutions for lighting winter indoor sports—specifically in high school gymnasiums. Lighting indoor sports opens up a whole new world as compared to trying to shoot available light. You can both freeze action and define the quality of the light in a much better way than the spotty existing overheads.And for the sake of argument, let's…
  • Yep, That's an OCF Magnet at The South Pole.

    4 Feb 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in 2009 we had a little game going wherein people left Strobist OCF magnets at various places around the world. Some were dropped off and tweeted for the first finder to claim. Others were just placed and photo'd in what can only be considered some pretty impressive spots. One might say it even got a little competitive.Five years later, reader Sebastian Stewart has just dropped an OCF A-Bomb. He has placed an Off-Camera Flash magnet at the South Pole. Sebastian is on a team of NASA scientists who measure atmospheric conditions by shooting (frickin') lasers into the air and measuring the…
  • Winters' Road to Seeing Finally Shipping

    1 Feb 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The seemingly mythical Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing is finally, actually in stock and shipping from Amazon. But even now, over a month after release, they are saying it might take an extra 1-2 days to process. Because Curse of New Dan Winters Book, I guess.Seriously, this thing disappeared pretty much as soon as it arrived (pre-orders?) and was never planned to be a big press run. So if you want it, you best make hay while the sun shines.
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    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Fuji adds grips, grip strap, and extended eye-cup accessories for X-T1

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Fujifilm UK has announced a host of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless cameras. These include two extra accessory grips for the X-T1, which build on the features offered by the MHG-style grips already available for the X-series cameras. The MHG-XT Small and Large offer a choice grip sizes and include integrated Arca-Swiss compatible flanges, as well as full-time access to the battery port. Other accessories include a deeper viewfinder eye-cup and a handgrip-style strap that's compatible across the X-mount range. Pricing and availability dates have not yet…
  • Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fujifilm has formally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S that was first shown at CP+ back in February. The converter brings the focal length up to 33mm (50mm equiv.) and features an HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. Owners of the X100 and X100S will need to update their firmware in order to take advantage of the TCL-X100. The teleconverter will be available this May in your choice of black or silver for a price to be announced later.
  • Google applies for contact lens camera patent

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you are the kind of person who gets uncomfortable at the thought of somebody recording you on Google Glass, the search company's latest patent application will probably make you feel even more uneasy. In January Google announced its smart contact lens project and now has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with the smart lenses. Learn more
  • Sony releases update for QX10 and QX100 lens modules

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Sony has released a firmware update for its QX10 and QX100 camera modules that bring a couple of improvements. The shutter button can now be used to pre-focus with a half-press which allows you to focus and recompose with the QX modules just like you would do with any digital camera. Learn more
  • Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We all know the situation just too well. You're out shooting with your DSLR or mirrorless camera when you decide to swap lenses and have no idea where you've put the lens cap for the lens that's mounted on your camera body. Usually it's in the very last place you look for it. In the worst case scenario you never find it at all. Two Canadian designers have a solution to this problem. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Lightroom Mobile launched last week to a huge welcoming crowd at Photoshop World. Since then I’ve heard a lot of great feedback on it and I’m hopeful to see where things go in the future. Anyway, I had a cool tip to share that one of the blog readers (Brian) asked about last week. See, Lightroom Mobile uses collections on the iPad. When you’re looking at all of your collections though, you’re only going to see one photo that represents the collection. But sometimes that photo (that Lightroom chooses automatically) may not be a good representation of the collection for…
  • Your First Tutorial/Look On Lightroom Mobile

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well, it’s here. There’s been a lot of talk over Lightroom Mobile since Photoshop World Vegas 2013 (when Adobe first gave everyone a sneak peak). Now it’s here and I wanted to put together a quick tutorial for you. Also, don’t forget that I did a full Learning Center with 8 videos over at KelbyOne and if you’re a subscriber, those videos are always in the subscriber area for you to check out. 1. Getting Lightroom Mobile Up and Running First, you’ll need to download and install the app on your iPad. Here’s the link. Then you’ll need to update…
  • Converting To DNG After Importing To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    First off I just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to my seminars this week in Indianapolis and Columbus, OH. I had two awesome crowds and, while I’m really happy to be on my way home, I had a blast getting to meet everyone who came out. Anyway, I’m on the plane back, and had some time to think about common questions I get. One of those questions is about converting to DNG and whether or not it’s possible to convert to it after you do your Lightroom import. See, the Import dialog has a Copy as DNG option in it. But what if you’re just adding photos…
  • 5 Random Little Things In Lightroom That Throw People Off

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    I’m on the plane to Indianapolis right now, heading to teach my Lightroom seminar tomorrow (well, today when you read this). As I’m reviewing my notes, I realized there’s a bunch of little random things that people will come up and ask about throughout the day. Things that throw people off, have them searching around needlessly for settings, or simply things/settings that were just accidentally clicked on. So I thought I’d recap the top 5 I hear about. 1) Info Display – By default, Lightroom wants to put your photo “info” over the photo. Personally I hate…
  • Can You Apply Multiple Presets in Lightroom?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    I get the question all the time… Can you stack multiple presets in Lightroom? The answer? You “kinda” can, but it’s not really stacking. See, each preset let’s you record a certain adjustment (Exposure, Highlights, vignetting, etc…) and it’s settings. So if I have my Exposure set to +1.00 when I create a preset, it’ll record that +1.00 as the Exposure setting as long as I check the Exposure checkbox in the Preset dialog (see below). Once I apply the preset to another photo it’ll set that photo’s Exposure setting to +1.00. No matter…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in Six More Countries

    Richard Padilla
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple's Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c. The device was spotted in these online stores by 9to5Mac. The 8 GB version of the phone was launched last month in a few of Apple's Online Stores alongside the relaunched 16 GB iPad 4. Apple revealed in a statement to Re/code that its strategy with the 8 GB iPhone 5c is to offer a low-cost option that is compatible with the growing number of developing LTE networks in certain countries. The report also noted that…
  • Compliance Monitor Says Relationship With Apple Has 'Significantly Improved'

    Husain Sumra
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    In his first report to US District Judge Denise Cote, external compliance monitor Michael Bromwich says that his relationship with Apple has "significantly improved" since Apple was ordered to hire him to ensure the company complies with antitrust requirements in the wake of the e-book antitrust case, reports the Wall Street Journal. After the Second Circuit panel issued its decision in early February, we took steps to reestablish contact and to attempt to “reset” our relationship with Apple, as this Court had directed during the January 13, 2014 proceedings and in its January 16, 2014…
  • T-Mobile Ending All Overage Charges, Challenging Rivals to Follow

    Kelly Hodgkins
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    T-Mobile is kicking off a new campaign targeting overage fees as part of its ongoing Uncarrier initiative that aims to disrupt the wireless industry in the U.S. Starting in May, the U.S. carrier is eliminating overage charges for all its customers regardless of their cellular plan. The wireless carrier also challenges its competitors to do the same. With this move, T-Mobile is abolishing those additional charges that are levied when a customer exceeds their available minutes or allotted data for their cellular plan. These extra calling minutes or gigabytes of data are charged at a much higher…
  • Microsoft's 'Age of Empires: World Domination' to Launch on iOS This Summer

    Richard Padilla
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Microsoft and Japanese gaming firm KLab Inc. have revealed Age of Empires: World Domination, the first title based on the popular PC strategy franchise for iOS devices. The game features a revamped real-time battle system optimized for mobile devices, as players choose between the Celts, Vikings, Franks, or Huns to build the ultimate army for use in online multiplayer combat. The game's unveiling comes a year after a report by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei indicated that Microsoft would be bringing a number of its Xbox and Windows games to the iPhone in a collaborative effort with KLab.
  • 'Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff' Launches for iPhone and iPad

    Jordan Golson
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    TinyCo and FOX have released their new free-to-play iOS game based on the popular TV show Family Guy. The game, called Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, has gameplay similar to EA's freemium The Simpsons: Tapped Out, released in 2012. In the Family Guy game, the town of Quahog has been trashed by a fight between Peter Griffin and Ernie the Giant Chicken, and gamers must help Peter rebuild the town, collecting many of the characters from the game along the way. The game features original content from the voice actors along with stories and jokes from writers at Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Milan: Supermodels, high fashion and top brollies

    hiufu
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our monthly TV show cruises the home of some of the world's greatest designers, discovering a hidden museum and an exclusive umbrella maker along the wayWhat is the real Milan?A culinary journey through MilanExperience Milan's eclectic nightlifeTalk about style: this month, CNNGo TV checks out Milan Fashion Week's catwalk with model Eva Riccobono and explores the city's night scene with DJ Matteo Ceccarini. We also visit to one of the world’s most exclusive umbrella makers, a top restaurant and the navigli, the derelict canals that run through the city. Francesco Maglia Ombrelli…
  • iReport: Your favorite attractions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    hiufu
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    A greener Galle Face Green and the newly refurbished Dutch Hospital Precinct -- some of the travel ideas for your next Sri Lanka trip"[Colombo] has undergone a major transformation in the past five years and I'm glad to say that it's all for the better -- Colombo has become a much more interesting, beautiful and enjoyable place," says iReporter Abdul Rahman Ifham. "It's a must visit for anyone and everyone." Ifham has traveled to many places, but still thinks Sri Lanka's capital city -- also his home city -- is the best in the world. He and his friends -- Praveen Wijayaweera, Rakhitha…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Latest entries include an all-in-one business traveler's app, the new Google Maps and an exclusive concierge serviceBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated March 17, 2014 Google Maps Newer and better.iOS: App Store Android: Google Play Windows Phone: Store The recently launched new Google Maps app offers faster and more navigation options such as a transit route with less walking and provides live traffic or accident information en route. Travelers can also…
  • CNNGo in Sri Lanka: Spicy crabs, blue whales and Ceylon tea

    hiufu
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Fresh seafood mixed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- CNNGo explores Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's freshest seafoodColombo's 'creepy' town hallWhale watching in Sri LankaEditor's note: This month CNNGo heads to the island nation of Sri Lanka. Previous episodes can be viewed on the CNNGo page. Starting in Sri Lanka's freshest seafood market and the renovated racecourse in Colombo, this month's CNNGo episode then ventures beyond the capital city to the seaside city of Galle and the tranquil tea farm-filled countryside. Ministry of Crab Sorry, Singapore. Chili crabs are actually from Sri Lanka.
  • Now eat! Okinawan cuisine gets a makeover

    karlac1
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How a unique island culture is taking its own version of "local" a step furtherWhen it comes to food movements, the word “local” is a rarity in Okinawa. That's because restaurants in Japan's southernmost prefecture have been doing the local thing long before it was trending. Or even just trendy. World-renowned for promoting health and longevity, traditional Okinawan cuisine uses primarily local ingredients. What's more, it's easy to find.   Restaurants across this multiple-island prefecture dish out fresh, delicious fare ranging from braised pork rafute and custardy shima…
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