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  • Infantile & all kinds of adorable: one baby boy band [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    25 May 2015 | 6:31 pm
    There isn't much babies do that isn't adorable (outside of crying and the stunning creations that show up in their diapers), but this little guy takes the cake as he embarks early on his boy band career. The post Infantile & all kinds of adorable: one baby boy band [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Justin Bieber sings sexy rendition of Boyz II Men's 'I'll Make Love to You'

    Mashable
    Jenni Ryall
    25 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    It seems all Justin Beiber needed to hit the hearts of non-tween music fans was to bring a little '90s R&B to the party Last week, he threw us some car tunes with James Corden including a mod-twist on the classic Boyz II Men 1991 track "End of the Road." Now he has given us Boyz II Men hot flushes a second time, with a brilliant rendition of the 1994 sexually-charged tune, "I'll Make Love to You." See also: Justin Bieber's car karaoke session will give you so many confused feels The singer, known more for his cheesy pop than his swoon-worthy serenades, impressed the ladies with the…
  • What Happens When You Put A Sex Therapist, A Conservationist, And A Millennial Entrepreneur On A Boat?

    Fast Company
    Elizabeth Segran
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Summit Series, which today announces Summit at Sea 2015, believes great ideas are born when leaders focus on each other and on nature.The Time 400 Industry Leaders Talked About Sex On A Mountain In 2013, Esther Perel, a Belgian psychologist who explores how human sexuality intersects with culture, was invited to a private gathering in Eden, Utah. There, she would have the opportunity to mingle with 850 thought leaders from the worlds of science, art, business, philanthropy, and sport.Read Full Story
  • MasterCard Send Speeds Up Money Transfers With A Little P2P Magic

    TechCrunch
    John Biggs
    25 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
     Sending money is hard. Sure we’ve got bitcoin for some and Paypal for some more and the horrible SWIFT and ACH systems for the rest of us schlubs but no one has quite cracked the money transfer trick. MasterCard Send is a good start. Created as an effort to follow the Federal Reserve initiative aimed at speeding up the money transfer system, Send allows instant disbursements –… Read More
  • We are all social entrepreneurs

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    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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    Holy Kaw!

  • Infantile & all kinds of adorable: one baby boy band [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 May 2015 | 6:31 pm
    There isn't much babies do that isn't adorable (outside of crying and the stunning creations that show up in their diapers), but this little guy takes the cake as he embarks early on his boy band career. The post Infantile & all kinds of adorable: one baby boy band [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 20 quotes honoring Memorial Day

    Kate Rinsema
    25 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    Around the country, flags flutter in the breeze, many of them on the graves of those who served their country. The post 20 quotes honoring Memorial Day appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 unsung heroines of science

    Kate Rinsema
    25 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    As we try and encourage more and more young women to pursue their interest in STEM subjects, it helps to provide a range of women who paved the way, yet rarely get their day in the sun of science textbooks. The post 10 unsung heroines of science appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 crazy trivia facts from Game of Thrones [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Genealogical connections to Charlie Chaplin? Inspiration from Stephen Colbert? The post 10 crazy trivia facts from Game of Thrones [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Party pooper redefined: Sweet 16 party ruined by plane dropping load [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    24 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Like many people, Jacinda will always hold special memories of her Sweet 16 party, though "special" isn't necessarily a good thing in her situation. The post Party pooper redefined: Sweet 16 party ruined by plane dropping load [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Justin Bieber sings sexy rendition of Boyz II Men's 'I'll Make Love to You'

    Jenni Ryall
    25 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    It seems all Justin Beiber needed to hit the hearts of non-tween music fans was to bring a little '90s R&B to the party Last week, he threw us some car tunes with James Corden including a mod-twist on the classic Boyz II Men 1991 track "End of the Road." Now he has given us Boyz II Men hot flushes a second time, with a brilliant rendition of the 1994 sexually-charged tune, "I'll Make Love to You." See also: Justin Bieber's car karaoke session will give you so many confused feels The singer, known more for his cheesy pop than his swoon-worthy serenades, impressed the ladies with the…
  • Video captures badass woman fighting back after man assaults her

    Neha Prakash
    25 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    This video contains violence. A woman defending herself against a man sexually assaulting her at work did so in the most badass way. A patron at a restaurant in Russia captured a waitress fighting back after one of her customers attempted to shove money into her blouse and then grab her butt The waitress can be seen pushing him off, and when his advances continue, she slaps him away with a menu, sending him crashing to the ground We don't typically condone violence, but infinite props to this woman and her menu-wielding defense strategy. Drone video of bridge washed out by floods in Texas…
  • 13 dead, hundreds left homeless after tornado ravages Mexican border city

    Brittany Levine
    25 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    At least 13 people died and hundreds more were left homeless after a category 4 tornado whipped through Ciudad Acuña, a Mexican border city. The twister flipped cars, leveled homes and sent a baby flying in a seven-block area early Monday morning following heavy rain in the city of approximately 135,000. Some people who were driving when the tornado touched down got trapped in their vehicles, several of which had been slammed into buildings or had their hoods ripped off. A yellow bus was left flipped on its side in ruins. Hasta este momento reporta el Gobierno del Estado de #Coahuila…
  • Porn may be Pied Piper's Hail Mary pass in latest episode of 'Silicon Valley'

    Anita Li
    25 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Pied Piper is turning to porn. After getting "brain-raped" by Endframe earlier this season, Richard decides to fight fire with fire by trying to poach his competitor's $15-million deal with pornography company Intersite. The guys uncover details of this deal when Gilfoyle reveals he found the password to Endframe's system on a Post-it note. So Richard, despite some initial reluctance, convinces Intersite CEO Molly Kendall (Romy Rosemont) to let Pied Piper compete for its business See also: Pied Piper saw a major setback in an extremely timely episode of 'Silicon Valley' As Gilfoyle aptly puts…
  • 2 B.B. King daughters allege father was poisoned, his estate attorney says that's 'ridiculous'

    The Associated Press
    25 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    LAS VEGAS — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday. He declined to provide details. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege that family members were prevented from visiting while King's business manager, LaVerne Toney, and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, hastened their father's death. See also: Blues legend B.B. King's extraordinary career in photos "I believe my father was…
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    Fast Company

  • What Happens When You Put A Sex Therapist, A Conservationist, And A Millennial Entrepreneur On A Boat?

    Elizabeth Segran
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Summit Series, which today announces Summit at Sea 2015, believes great ideas are born when leaders focus on each other and on nature.The Time 400 Industry Leaders Talked About Sex On A Mountain In 2013, Esther Perel, a Belgian psychologist who explores how human sexuality intersects with culture, was invited to a private gathering in Eden, Utah. There, she would have the opportunity to mingle with 850 thought leaders from the worlds of science, art, business, philanthropy, and sport.Read Full Story
  • After The Fracas Over Hello Barbie, ToyTalk Responds To Its Critics

    Evie Nagy
    23 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    CEO Oren Jacob has a few things he'd like to clear up.At New York's Toy Fair, the toy industry's big February trade show, visitors to Mattel's booth were greeted, literally, by Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi–connected doll that uses speech-recognition technology to have real conversations with kids. The prototype was programmed with a few lines of dialogue specific to visiting New York and the Toy Fair, well short of the hours of conversation she'll be prepared to engage in when she's released officially later this year. Still, she performed so well that some visitors asked if there was a woman with…
  • Snapchat Is Hiring Journalists To Cover The 2016 Election

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    And you thought election coverage was ubiquitous in 2012.Snapchat in January began hosting video content from CNN, ESPN, the Daily Mail, and other media organizations. Now, the ephemeral photo-messaging app is gearing up to publish its own video news coverage: The company is looking to hire "political junkies and news aficionados" with experience in journalism, according to a hiring post on Greenhouse.Read Full Story
  • American Companies Are One Step Closer To Claiming Asteroid Treasure

    David Lumb
    22 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would authorize firms to keep what they mine from asteroids. Welcome to the space rush.Space may be the final frontier, but according to the pesky 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty, celestial bodies may not be claimed for any particular country. But what about the things on the celestial bodies—specifically, the things that can be sold for lots of money? The SPACE act, which would authorize American companies to keep whatever they mine from asteroids, has just passed in the House of Representatives. If you can mine it, American business will…
  • See What Times Square And Wall Street Looked Like 100 Years Ago

    Sophie Weiner
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    See what places like Times Square or Wall Street looked like 100 years ago.Software engineer Dan Vanderkam has embedded a collection of historical photos from the New York Public Library into an awesome interactive map of old New York. If you're a history nerd, or you just love New York, prepare to waste your entire afternoon (or weekend) on this site.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • MasterCard Send Speeds Up Money Transfers With A Little P2P Magic

    John Biggs
    25 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
     Sending money is hard. Sure we’ve got bitcoin for some and Paypal for some more and the horrible SWIFT and ACH systems for the rest of us schlubs but no one has quite cracked the money transfer trick. MasterCard Send is a good start. Created as an effort to follow the Federal Reserve initiative aimed at speeding up the money transfer system, Send allows instant disbursements –… Read More
  • Pavegen Kicks Off Crowdcube Campaign To Power Up Its Kinetic Flooring Business

    Natasha Lomas
    25 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
     Pavegen is on a mission to upgrade the ground you walk on. The U.K. clean-tech startup has engineered a high tech flooring product that can generate enough energy to power lights and even buildings by harnessing kinetic energy from pedestrians walking on it. Read More
  • Mobile Internet To Be Worth More Than Apple By 2018

    Tim Merel
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
     Smartphone sales growth is slowing to less than 10% annually to 2018, and mobile networks saw just 5% growth in the last decade. So while Apple continues to knock it out of the park and Xiaomi skyrockets, mobile internet is the mobile growth market. Digi-Capital now forecasts almost 3x revenue growth from $300 billion last year to $850 billion by 2018. The market Apple spawned could generate… Read More
  • Apple Names Jony Ive ‘Chief Design Officer’

    Darrell Etherington
    25 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
     Apple’s Jony Ive, the design genius often credited for Apple’s innovative and unique industrial design language over the past couple of decades, has taken on a new role at the company: Chief Design Officer. The new role elevates him above his previous SVP status, and also installs Richard Howarth as the new head of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye as head of User Interface.… Read More
  • Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market

    Florian Graillot
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
     Since its inception in 2009, bitcoin has been disrupting the money exchange market and the currency industry. As the remittance market is moving from brick and mortar retail network to digital, bitcoin might be the next technology to keep reducing and easing money transactions. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • 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…
  • When you do work that matters, the crowd will call you a fool

    Seth Godin
    24 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    If you do something remarkable, something new and something important, not everyone will understand it (at first). Your work is for someone, not everyone. Unless you're surrounded only by someones, you will almost certainly encounter everyone. And when you do, they will jeer. That's how you'll know you might be onto something.        
  • But do you want to get better?

    Seth Godin
    23 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It seems like a stupid question. Of course we want our organization, our work and our health to improve. But often, we don't. Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear. So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid. And so the patient gets the prescription but doesn't actually take all the meds. And the bureaucrat feigns helplessness because it's easier to shrug than it is to care. There are countless ways to listen, to engage with users, to learn and to improve, but before you or your…
  • How to win an argument with a scientist

    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
  • You don't know Lefsetz?

    Seth Godin
    21 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    I was talking to someone dedicating his career to working in newspapers. I asked him what he thought of the work of Jeff Jarvis. He had no idea what I was talking about. I met a musician the other day, and asked her how her work without a label was going, and referenced something by Bob Lefsetz. She didn't know who I meant. The last time I was at an event for librarians, I mentioned Maria Popova. Blank stares. A podcaster asked me a question, and I wondered if he admired the path Krista Tippett had taken. He had no clue. A colleague was explaining his work in memetics to me. I asked about…
 
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    WIRED

  • ‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

    Katie M. Palmer
    25 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter. The post ‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Eruption Started in the Galapagos Islands

    Erik Klemetti
    25 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    Wolf in the Galapagos Island has erupted for the first time since 1982. The post New Eruption Started in the Galapagos Islands appeared first on WIRED.
  • Game of Thrones Recap: It Can Always Be Worse

    Laura Hudson
    25 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Spoilers for the seventh episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones follow, obviously. We’ve reached a fascinating point in Game of Thrones: Not only is the show departing dramatically from the plot of George R. R. Martin’s books, but they’re catching up to them, and even moving beyond them. As I dissect the changes […] The post Game of Thrones Recap: It Can Always Be Worse appeared first on WIRED.
  • 6 Things We Learned About Warcraft From Its Director

    Angela Watercutter
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Director Duncan Jones is finally in the homestretch of his 'World of Warcraft' adaptation. Here's how it's coming along. The post 6 Things We Learned About Warcraft From Its Director appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Week in Trailers: Zombies Ride Flying Sharks

    Jordan Crucchiola
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Head on in for clips from Pan, Pixels, and the Maze Runner sequel. The post This Week in Trailers: Zombies Ride Flying Sharks appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 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…
  • 7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

    Guest Blogger
    17 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jeff Foster. Blogger outreach is one of the most effective ways to build your brand. It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. But if you’re going to succeed, you need to build strong relationships with bloggers who want to be your brand ambassadors. This takes work – don’t expect to shoot off a few emails and have bloggers lining up at your door. The good news is that there are proven ways to make your blogger outreach a…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • There are only two ways you should see the country by wheeled vehicle: buy a convertible and take as

    Whitson Gordon
    25 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There are only two ways you should see the country by wheeled vehicle: buy a convertible and take as few of your possessions as possible , or, the other way, take a bathroom, a kitchen, and all the comforts of home with you. Here’s how to do the latter without breaking the bank or breaking your mind. [Jalopnik ]Read more...
  • Turn Your Favorite Snack Food into Seasoning with a Spice Grinder

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Add an extra punch of flavor to dishes by grinding up tasty Doritos or Cheetos. Doritos dusted popcorn is so much better than regular popcorn.Read more...
  • The Best Memorial Day Deals: Dress Your Kitchen in All-Clad, and More

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    25 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and distribute heat very evenly. If you find yourself reading Skillet or Foodspin with any regularity, you’ll love these. [Emeril by All-Clad Tri-Ply 12-Pc Stainless Cookware Set, $155]Read more...
  • Beware of Ticks: Lyme Disease May Be More Common This Year

    Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    This year may be a bad one for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. One group of parasitologists is predicting “higher than usual threat” in areas where Lyme is already common, and the disease continues to gain territory every year (as the CDC maps above show).Read more...
  • Build a DIY Mudroom Bench Seat with Secret Storage

    Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mudrooms are great for storing coats, boots, and other stuff right by the door, but they aren’t exactly furniture-friendly. This creates a great opportunity test your woodworking skills and build a custom fit shoe bench that makes use of the entire space.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • 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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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Selfie, Bacon, and Avocado Among Emoji Proposed for Inclusion in 2016's Unicode 9

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The Unicode Consortium today released a list of 38 emoji characters that are candidates for inclusion in Unicode 9.0, which is set to be released in the middle of 2016. These represent emoji that could be available on iOS and Mac devices in the future. Candidates include a range of different character emoji, from "face with cowboy hat to "drooling face" and "lying face." "Selfie," an emoji represented by a hand holding a camera, is also on the list, as is "shrug," and "handshake." As for food, emoji proposals include croissant, avocado, cucumber, bacon, potato, and carrot. There are also…
  • New Book Explores How the iPhone Contributed to BlackBerry's Downfall

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Over the past several years, BlackBerry has gone from one of the top smartphone manufacturers to a company that's struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market. BlackBerry is hemorrhaging subscribers and losing revenue quarter after quarter as it attempts to turn the tide by focusing on marketing secure devices and software to its enterprise customers. An upcoming book by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Losing the Signal, explores the events that led to the rise and fall of BlackBerry, and an interesting excerpt was shared by The Wall Street Journal today, covering the…
  • Apple Begins Shipping Gold Edition Watches to Early Pre-Order Customers

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Starting on Monday of this week, Apple began preparing to ship out the first batch of gold Apple Watch Editions to customers who pre-ordered in April. MacRumors readers have begun seeing credit card charges for the devices and have received shipping notifications and courier information from Apple. Some of the first Apple Watch Edition orders will begin arriving tomorrow. Image via MacRumors reader Calvin The Apple Watch Edition is available in yellow gold or rose gold and is priced between $10,000 and $17,000. Given its high price tag, the Apple Watch Edition delivery process is…
  • Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Issues With Inconsistent Heart Rate Data Following Update

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Following the release of Watch OS 1.0.1 on Tuesday, Apple Watch users have been noticing a problem concerning the frequency with which the Apple Watch sends heart rate data to the iPhone. Prior to the update, the Apple Watch sent heart rate information to the iPhone's Health app every 10 minutes, but now some users are seeing inconsistent update times. As highlighted by everythingiCafe on Wednesday, Apple Watch owners on the MacRumors forums and Apple's Support Communities have been complaining that their Apple Watches are sending data sporadically, with gaps up to eight hours in some cases.
  • OS X 10.11 Could Feature Control Center, 'Rootless' Security and More, iOS 9 to Support A5-Based Devices

    Joe Rossignol
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    While OS X Yosemite introduced several new high-profile features, such as Handoff, iCloud Drive and Instant Hotspot, the focus of OS X 10.11 will be on improved stability and performance, new security features and system-wide interface tweaks, according to a lengthy report by 9to5Mac. OS X 10.11 is still expected to gain a handful of noteworthy features, including a systemwide change to Apple Watch font San Francisco and a new Control Center menu similar to iPhone and iPad. Control Center was originally found in early betas of OS X Yosemite, but was not included in the final release."Control…
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  • 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…
  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
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  • A Day to Be With Family and Remember

    Jerod Morris
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight. – Oliver Wendell Holmes Oliver Wendell Holmes fought in the Civil War, enlisting with the Massachusetts militia during his senior year of college. He suffered numerous wounds and nearly died of dysentery. After three years, in 1864, Holmes was able to walk away from military service. He would go on to live another 71 years, ultimately becoming one of the best-known and most oft-cited U.S. Supreme Court Justices in history.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Online Marketing Insights from Authority Rainmaker 2015

    Pamela Wilson
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Authority Rainmaker 2015 wrapped up a week ago, and those of us who were there are still processing the online marketing insights we had at the live event in Denver. If you didn’t make it this year — and even if you did — we’d like to invite you to experience some of the energy at the conference. There were so many smart people — attendees, presenters, and sponsors — gathered in one place. The collective energy of the group could be felt in the opera house seats, in the lobby, at the meals, and at the parties. Listen below to Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice interview…
  • The 3 Components of Podcast Profitability

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week, Jerod Morris gave a presentation at Authority Rainmaker entitled “Become a Showrunner: The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast.” One of those elements is profitability, which he and Jon Nastor break down on this week’s episode of The Showrunner. Jerod and Jon begin by sharing their biggest “Oh crap!” moments while recording, then dive into a discussion about podcast profitability. Among the topics discussed: What the three components of podcast profitability are and how they work together Which of the three should come first in your initial…
  • Paul Jarvis on Productivity and Growing Your Online Business

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As creative entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to get stuck in the learning process and fail to push the needle by taking action. Perpetuated by fear and criticism, the failure to launch a product can be crippling. We continually find ourselves spinning our wheels and getting stuck in a place that’s completely avoidable. It’s a good thing we have pioneers and thought leaders in our space who speak encouraging words that help us take the leap of faith. In this 32-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner and Paul Jarvis discuss: What Paul enjoys doing more … designing…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: Turning ‘Yeah, But’ Into ‘Yes, Please’

    Rainmaker.FM
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Why is your prospect on the fence? How can you convert that concern into a reason to buy? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: What you need to do to discover the real problems behind your offer How customers might be misleading you with their objections Why you need to go beyond the FAQ How to reinforce your answers to objections so they grow your authority The 3F technique for making customers feel good about their concerns Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is…
 
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  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Puppy, koala, or fox? Check out Case-Mate’s cute animal-shaped cases

    23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Puppy, koala, or fox? Check out Case-Mate’s cute animal-shaped casesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you wallet-style cases from Truffol and SwitchEasy, retro game-inspired alternatives from PureGear, and classic options from Krown Case and Patchworks.Case-MateSqueee! The Creature (iPhone 6; $30) is no ordinary case, sporting adorable animal designs with a matching charm.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Of babies and bath water: Apple Car DOA

    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Don't get your imaginary hopes up for an imaginary Apple car, because its success is virtually unimaginable because of the imagined failure of another imaginary Apple device. Yes, it's just another walk in the park of Apple rumors, featuring a trip over the tied shoelaces of imagination and a fall into the koi pond of absurdity.Writing for the Boy Genius Report, Yoni Heisler is here to tell us "What Apple’s failed HDTV plans tell us about an Apple Car." (Tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)Oh, sure, that whaaaaaat?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 5 ways OneNote is better than Apple's Notes app

    22 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The iPad is a convenient note-taking tool for the classroom and boardroom alike. And while Apple’s own Notes app is more than equipped to handle any text you can throw at it, it lacks any breakthrough features to keep you coming back. The last company I ever expected to boast about having a better iOS app than Apple is Microsoft, but that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Microsoft’s OneNote app is vastly better than the Notes app that comes installed on your iPhone and iPad. There, I said it. How is it better? Glad you asked.All it takes is a finger (or stylus) There’s something…
  • Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive

    22 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    If everything goes according to Uber’s master plan, pretty soon you won’t have to sit through having to make small talk with a human when you take one of their rides. The ride-sharing giant has set up a research and development outpost in Pittsburgh, and its first project has already driven itself off the lot for a test drive. Uber now has an autonomous car. The modified Ford vehicle spotted in the wild had an Uber logo on the side and a large Back to the Future-looking device on top when it was first spotted driving around Pittsbugh on May 13. Uber quickly confirmed that the car was the…
  • Adobe killing off Photoshop Touch, teases more powerful capabilities with Project Rigel

    22 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Adobe is discontinuing Photoshop Touch mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company announced the move Friday as part of a strategy to focus on more desktop-style editing capabilities with other mobile apps. The phone-friendly versions are still available for $5, while the tablet-optmized editions are $10 in the App Store and Google Play. Adobe says you’ll be able to buy them until May 28. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • 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…
  • Testing For And With Windows Phone

    Daniel Herken
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Although Windows Phone usage is still low compared with other browsers1 it’s sometimes necessary to test your web work for Internet Explorer Mobile. For web developers, this could be a complication. Testing for the Windows Phone environment is not always optional, but it can be a chore — especially because the version of Internet Explorer that comes with the Windows Phone can be quirky at best. If you’re a developer without a Windows Phone device, you might have to get a little creative to ensure that your websites are being rendered properly. The Nokia Lumia 920. (Image…
  • A Better Way To Design For Retina In Photoshop

    Murdoch Carpenter
    18 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Recently, I had a project in which I needed to produce high-fidelity screens for a tablet. I was to present these screens on the device and also produce a clickable prototype. They needed to be pixel-perfect. The timeline was tight (as always), so I went with my go-to tool, Photoshop. I’ve been using it for over ten years, and it gives me the fastest high-quality output. Are you designing at “Retina” resolution in Photoshop? If the answer is yes, then this article is for you. I will walk you through the problems I faced in creating Retina mockups to be displayed on a tablet device. I…
 
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  • 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…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Vincent Versace!

    Brad Moore
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein I have come to believe that my job, why I was put on this earth, is to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Interesting work if you can get it. What I discovered is so long as I stay on this path I (mostly) stay out of trouble. What I have also discovered is that…
  • It’s “Back Up Your Photos Tuesday!”

    Scott Kelby
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Go Back Up Your Photos. Right Now! When I was on the road in LA a few weeks ago I heard yet another heartbreaking story from a photographer who didn’t have a back-up of his photos, and he lost every photo he had taken in the last few years, including family shots — everything — gone forever. Stop whatever you’re doing and right this very minute, and take a few minutes to protect the visual history of your life, and back up your images. Just drag them onto another hard drive. If you don’t have one; here’s a link to one of the portable drives I keep with me — it’s a WD…
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    Digital Photography School

  • What it Takes to Go Pro – Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

    Kelly Kingman
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The decision to go pro with your photography business is a big step. It’s a time when the future is ripe with possibility and fears tend to run high. In what we call a “crisis of confidence,” you may find yourself comparing your work to other photographers and wondering, “am I really good enough?” or “will people give me a chance?” When you begin experiencing these thoughts, take a deep breath and remember this; almost everyone feels this way before they begin a new journey – especially if their dreams are on the line. In fact, those super successful photographers you keep…
  • Getting Started with Abstract Macro Photography

    Barry J Brady
    25 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! Lines and light can emphasize your subject Macro photography truly is a unique genre of photography. In most of the other types of photography (landscape, portrait, sport, etc.) you want to get the context of your scene in the image. In macro photography, you can literally focus in on what’s important and remove any distractions by simply getting closer. One of the best things about macro photography is that you can do it…
  • 5 Creative Macro Photography Ideas that Really Work

    Chris Corradino
    24 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    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! Here are 5 quick creative tips to help you with your macro photography: 1) Use Flash for Tiny Details While a macro lens with a 1:1 (one to one) ratio is a terrific tool for close-up work, so too is an external flash. Contrary to what some photographers will tell you, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ring light for successful results. The trick is to reduce the flash output to approximately -1.75 in TTL mode. This will…
  • Macphun Noiseless Pro Software Review

    James Brandon
    24 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    I hate digital noise. I’ve been a stickler about keeping it out of my images for years and have tried just about everything under the sun to aid in that process. So when Macphun offered to send over their new Noiseless Pro app I jumped at the opportunity (especially after seeing the promo video for it). Before we get started, let’s go over the basics of noise for those who are just dipping their toes in this area of post-processing. Noise is basically an unwanted side effect of shooting at high ISO levels or super long shutter speeds (long exposures). Without getting into…
  • Shooting Fast Moving Subjects – How to Stop the Blur

    Matt Hull
    23 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    In this article you will see how to deal with fast moving objects. For me shooting action is the most fun you can have with your photography. You can freeze that instant split second that the human eye couldn’t even comprehend, and capture it in an image for all time. 1/6400, f/6.3. ISO 800 Last weekend I was lucky enough to shoot a bicycle charity event in the countryside. The sun was out, the birds were singing and there was enough cyclists, kids activities, and local celebrities to keep me shooting non-stop for the day. As I was shooting fast moving road cyclists I had two lenses…
 
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  • TiVo said to be launching Cox video on demand

    Jon Fingas
    25 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    You're forgiven if you forgot that TiVo and Cox were once best buddies. They formed a partnership years ago, but that alliance quietly fell by the wayside. However, there are signs that it could come roaring back. Tipsters tell Zatz Not Funny (which ...
  • Jony Ive becomes Apple's first Chief Design Officer

    Jon Fingas
    25 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    There's no question that Jony Ive is more important than ever to Apple's design process given his heavy influence on everything from the look of iOS to the philosophy behind the Apple Watch, and the Cupertino crew just gave him a promotion to reflect...
  • Robot learns skills through trial and error, like you do

    Jon Fingas
    25 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    As a rule, robots have to learn through explicit instruction, whether it's through new programming, watching videos or holding their hands. UC Berkeley's BRETT (Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) isn't nearly that dependent, however...
  • Oculus' next big move is to make VR a social experience

    Edgar Alvarez
    25 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    VR turned me into a movie character -- a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here's the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both literally and virtually, in a dark room with headsets strapped to our heads. For Oculus Story Studio,...
  • What's on your HDTV: 'Ultra Street Fighter IV', 'Halt and Catch Fire'

    Richard Lawler
    25 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Winter may be coming in Westeros, but it is long gone from our TV viewing schedules. The NBA and NHL conference finals are wrapping up this week, while summer TV shows start to pop up on the schedule. That means reality dreck like The Island, The Bri...
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  • 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)

  • Pentax XG-1 real-world sample gallery posted

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ricoh's Pentax-branded XG-1 is a budget-friendly superzoom with a 24-1248mm equivalent lens and relatively compact body. Continuing with our look at long zoom cameras, we've got a full gallery of sample photos from the XG-1 for you to browse. View gallery
  • Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stephen Cheatley's love of photography started with a Kodak Instamatic 100 and has grown significantly from there. He's an avid astrophotographer who also enjoys capturing the dramatic sunsets of his home in the northwest of England. He's the latest subject in our ongoing effort to feature the high quality images created by our readers. Take a look at his work and read our Q&A. See gallery
  • UPDATED: Leica issues new statement regarding crashes with Monochrom Raw files in Apple's Photos App

    22 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Leica has updated users of Apple's Photos and Aperture software regarding crashing issues when DNG files from its new Leica Monochrom (typ 246) are opened. The company says that the photo libraries of these applications will not be damaged by these crashes, and that Apple is working on an update that will resolve the issue.  Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile Report on HTC One M9

    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DxOMark Mobile has published their report on the HTC One M9, HTC's latest top-end smartphone. The new model is a touch smaller and thinner than its predecessor, the One M8, but under the hood HTC upgrades the 4MP "ultrapixel" 1/3" BSI sensor of the predecessor to a larger, higher resolution 20MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor. The F2.2 lens provides no optical image stabilization, but the M9 is the first One model capable of recording 4K video. Read our report on DxOMark's findings
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s/T6i First Impressions updated with shooting experience

    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    We'd expect image quality from Canon's EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) to be very similar, and so far the 24.2MP APS-C DSLRs haven't surprised us in our studio tests. The real differences between these two models is in the user experience, as the T6s provides advanced touches like a top-panel LCD and rear quick control dial for easier access to exposure settings. We delve into what it's like using each of these cameras in our shooting experience. Read more
 
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  • 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…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 4

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday everybody! Here’s #4 in my on-going series on “What I’d love to see next in Lightroom:” Copy the Type Panel from the Books module over to the Print module  The text options are so incredibly limited in the Print Module — you basically have to use the Identity Plate to do anything, and then once you do you can only do three things: (1) Choose the font (2) the Style [bold, italic, etc.), and (3) choose the Size. That’s it. There’s no leading, tracking, kerning, baseline shift, justification, and all the great controls Adobe already put in the…
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  • How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    24 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple Watch includes 6.2 GB of storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to 2GB of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there are a few steps you don't want to forget in order to play music from Apple Watch to your Bluetooth connected headphones Adding Music to Apple Watch In order to listen to music on Apple Watch without an iPhone in range, you must sync a playlist to it first. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and…
  • How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    23 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014. One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay for some older iPhones because it has the same NFC chip that's in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone 5, 5c, or 5s, you can now use Apple Pay and the watch to make secure purchases in retail locations. For those of you who haven't had a chance to use Apple Pay, we've…
  • Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone stands on the market, but every once in awhile, there's one that sets itself apart with a unique form or a rich set of features. The MOS Kick falls into the latter category, offering a stand, screwdriver, bottle opener and tripod connector in a portable package. Developed by the MOS team that's created several other popular products like the MOS Reach power outlet and the MOS cable organizer, the MOS Kick is made from metal so it can withstand being carried on a backpack or in a pocket. We went hands-on with a prototype (hence the small bit of rust)…
  • Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Touch ID Support, Two-Step Verification

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 3.3, adding additional security and convenience features to the app. There's now a "Touch ID" option in the Account section of the app that allows users to enable Touch ID for viewing orders, accessing EasyPay receipts, and making reservations at an Apple Store. Previously, these sections of the app required an Apple ID password to be input whenever they were accessed, but now the app will ask for Touch ID verification in lieu of a password when Touch ID is toggled on. Before the update, Touch ID usage was limited to Apple Pay for…
  • Activité Pop Review: Hands-On With Withings' Simple and Stylish $149 Activity Tracker

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The Apple Watch is fantastic because it lets you receive notifications, communicate with friends, access apps from your iPhone, and record a wealth of activity-related data, but it's also a device that requires a heavy amount of interaction. It demands that you look at your wrist when you receive a notification, it taps you on the arm when you're not standing up every hour, and it often reminds you about your fitness goals. It needs to be charged every night and it has to be taken off with every shower, so in short, it's not a device you can slap on your wrist and forget about. For that…
 
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