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  • A bigger logo?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The original reason for brands was to let the buyer know the source of the goods. "We made this," says the organization we trust when we buy something. Over time, though, brands have evolved into something we want other people to see, not just us. "I bought this," says the person who wears or drinks or drives something with status. The essence of a brand with social juice, of one that matters as a label, isn't how big the logo is. No, what matters is that the buyer thinks the brand is important, and that the logo is a signifier that they're paying for. So no one complains that the logo on the…
  • Behold! The new “Harry Potter” cover art

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bloomsbury will release a new edition of the Harry Potter books this coming September, and to accompany the release they have some fantastic new cover art by Jonny Duddle. Anyone else notice the similarity in name there? Duddle? Dudley? Anyone? Here’s the first three covers. See the article for the rest. Full story at the Guardian. More great literature stuff. Photo credit: Canva
  • The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

    Fast Company
    Rachel Gillett
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we'll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.There are so many proponents out there for starting your day early, it's kind of hard to ignore this advice--though for my entire life I've always preferred shrugging the idea off and hitting the snooze button more times than I can count.Read Full Story
  • MIT Students Use Lasers To Restart Failed 3D Print Jobs

    TechCrunch
    John Biggs
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
     OMG Lasers! A group of MIT students have built a scanning system that allows 3D printers to restart prints after a failure. Why is this important? Because there is nothing more frustrating than running a long print job only to have it fail in the last few minutes. The students, Claudio V. Di Leo, Louise E. van den Heuvel, and Sumant S. Raykar, used a standard Solidoodle printer with a laser on… Read More
  • City Room: New York Today: Life Without the G

    NYT > Home Page
    By ANNIE CORREAL
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    What you need to know for Friday: bikes replace the subway in Greenpoint, a possibly rainy weekend, and Milton Glaser hands out buttons.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Behold! The new “Harry Potter” cover art

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Bloomsbury will release a new edition of the Harry Potter books this coming September, and to accompany the release they have some fantastic new cover art by Jonny Duddle. Anyone else notice the similarity in name there? Duddle? Dudley? Anyone? Here’s the first three covers. See the article for the rest. Full story at the Guardian. More great literature stuff. Photo credit: Canva
  • Watch a fireman save a kitten from helmet cam [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You know that old cliché of the fireman rescuing a kitten from a tree? Well, apparently they really do that. Except in this video, it’s not a tree––it’s a smoke-filled house. And, at first, this kitten looks like a goner. Watch as this fireman literally saves the kitty’s life. Full story at YouTube. More great videos. Photo credit: Canva
  • 14 selfies made better with strangers’ scribbles

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Admit it, you’ve thought some pretty funny subtexts to the selfies posted all over the Internet. Some take it a step farther, though, and illustrate those things we’re all thinking in our less-than-generous moments. College Humor discovered a gold mine in Redditor Tom Sennett‘s pickings from the app “French Girls,” fourteen of which they featured. Full story at College Humor. A picture’s worth a thousand words…or just a few well-chosen ones. Graphics credit: Canva
  • 40 graphs that break down how money works in politics [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ever worry how money affects politics? Hopefully all American readers just said to themselves, “yes! Big time!” These forty graphs break it down for you. This one below, for example, breaks down the proportion of money given to Obama and Romney in 2012 by big donors and small donors. This graph shows just how polarized the financial donations from the 2012 elections were. Here’s a more global chart, but a far scarier one. Below you see the amount of money different lobbying groups spend to influence politicians: Full story at Vox. More about politics. Photo credit: Canva
  • The 16 greatest shows-within-a-show in TV history [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Some TV shows get all meta and include other TV series in their plots. This list of sixteen such shows will bring back some great memories from older shows, and also make you wish that their secondary series were real. Like this one, “Sick Sad World” from Daria.  Actually, “Sick Sad World” is a lot like cable news nowadays… Or a show that most 30 Rock fans would actually pay to watch, “Queen of Jordan.” See the full list below. Full story at Verbicide. More great TV stuff. Photo credit: Canva
 
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    Fast Company

  • The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

    Rachel Gillett
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we'll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.There are so many proponents out there for starting your day early, it's kind of hard to ignore this advice--though for my entire life I've always preferred shrugging the idea off and hitting the snooze button more times than I can count.Read Full Story
  • An Instrument On NASA's Next Mars Rover Aims To Create Oxygen From Carbon Dioxide

    Alice Truong
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Scientists also hope to collect rock samples that a future mission could bring back to Earth.NASA unveiled more details of its Mars 2020 rover Thursday, selecting seven instruments to investigate the Red Planet and pave the way for human exploration.Read Full Story
  • Twitter Says It Is "Disappointed" With Justice Department's Inaction On Transparency

    KC Ifeanyi
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In Twitter's new transparency report, what's most telling is what's missing.Twitter has released its latest transparency report detailing the government requests it receives for users' account information as well as copyright takedowns. However, what's most interesting about the report is what's missing: the number of requests related to national security.Read Full Story
  • Portland Will Issue Permits For Airbnb Hosts (After Notifying The Neighbors)

    Alice Truong
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The startup says it helped Portland generate $61 million in economic activity last year.In a win for Airbnb, the city of Portland on Wednesday legalized short-term rental, allowing residents to rent out one or two bedrooms from private homes, and will begin issuing permits in September.Read Full Story
  • If You Are Ready To Chill The Hell Out, Follow @ChillSitch On Twitter Now ;)

    Chris Gayomali
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    "mom look these drums are on sale"Twitter might not be dead, but it sure can be loud and obnoxious sometimes, often brimming with snark, faux-outrage, and boneheaded brand tweets. Small wonder that not long ago it was believed the median Twitter user possessed only one follower.Read Full Story
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    TechCrunch

  • MIT Students Use Lasers To Restart Failed 3D Print Jobs

    John Biggs
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
     OMG Lasers! A group of MIT students have built a scanning system that allows 3D printers to restart prints after a failure. Why is this important? Because there is nothing more frustrating than running a long print job only to have it fail in the last few minutes. The students, Claudio V. Di Leo, Louise E. van den Heuvel, and Sumant S. Raykar, used a standard Solidoodle printer with a laser on… Read More
  • UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

    Mike Butcher
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
     UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and invited guests on a hot Summer’s day in London. This was the equivalent of holding a pitch event at The White House. Despite its name, the “Pitch 10” event at No.10 Downing… Read More
  • Crave’s Vesper Is A Vibrator That Hides In Plain Sight

    Catherine Shu
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
     In a market filled with many, many, many sex toys, Crave stands out by making vibrators that are not only elegant and discreet, but also multifunctional. For example, Duet, the first vibe it produced, charges through USB and can also be used as a thumb drive. Now Crave, which raised a $2.4 million Series A last year, has released its newest product, Vesper, a small vibrator that also doubles as… Read More
  • Ezeecube Is A Stackable, All Inclusive Media Center For Your Home

    Catherine Shu
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
     Ezeecube wants to be the all-in-one media hub for your home. You can use it to wirelessly back up photos and other files from all your mobile devices and cameras, while removing duplicates and organizing with its photo management software. It also functions as a home media cloud so you can access your files anywhere, while streaming photos and videos to iOS and Android devices, or Windows and… Read More
  • Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

    Sarah Buhr
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
     A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app. Read More
 
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • A bigger logo?

    Seth Godin
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The original reason for brands was to let the buyer know the source of the goods. "We made this," says the organization we trust when we buy something. Over time, though, brands have evolved into something we want other people to see, not just us. "I bought this," says the person who wears or drinks or drives something with status. The essence of a brand with social juice, of one that matters as a label, isn't how big the logo is. No, what matters is that the buyer thinks the brand is important, and that the logo is a signifier that they're paying for. So no one complains that the logo on the…
  • Trading favors

    Seth Godin
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    Those people who owe you—because you mowed their lawn, drove carpool, promoted their site, gave them advice, listened to you in the middle of the night—they will probably let you down. Favors aren't for trading, they wear out, they fade away, they are valued differently by the giver and the receiver. No, the best favors are worth doing for the doing, not because we'll ever get paid back appropriately.        
  • This is ours

    Seth Godin
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    Last night on the bike path I passed a well-dressed citizen, walking along with a bottle of water. I was stunned to see him finish his water and hurl the bottle into the woods. I stopped and said, "Hey, please don't do that." He looked at me with complete surprise and said, "what?" as if he didn't understand what 'that' was. His conception of the world seemed to be that there was two kinds of stuff... his and not-his. The park wasn't his, so it was just fine to throw trash, in fact, why not? The challenge we have in the connection economy, in a world built on ever more shared resources and…
  • The easy ride

    Seth Godin
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    We know what you want to accomplish. We know how you'd like everything to turn out. The real question is, "what are you willing to push through the dip for?" What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? Because that's what's going to actually get done.        
  • Doing the hard things

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    One model of organization is to find something that you're good at and that's easy and straightforward and get paid for that. The other model is to seek out things that are insanely difficult and do those instead. Dave Ramsey does a three hour radio show every day. He books theaters and has a traveling road show. He has the discipline to only publish a new book quite rarely, and to stick with it for years and years as it moves through the marketplace. He has scores of employees. And on and on. By doing hard work that others fear, he creates unique value. Rick Toone makes guitars that others…
 
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    WIRED

  • Why a Simple To-Do List Tool Is Winning Over Legions of Fans

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    Think of it as the Pinterest of to-do lists. Trello is an online tool for managing projects and personal tasks. That may sounds rather prosaic. But this increasingly popular app often inspires the sort of passion usually reserved for consumer apps like Pinterest or Instagram. It’s the kind of business software that slips into businesses […]
  • Take a Tour of Safari’s Best New Features in OS X Yosemite

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    For those who’ve just started using the OS X Yosemite public beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we’ve got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS. First up, a tour of Apple’s web browser, Safari.
  • This Week’s Best TV: Vin Diesel’s D&D Obsession and Chris Pratt’s Flashing Prank

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    From geckos having sex in space to 14-foot monsters, we're fully committing to the ridiculous in this week's TV round-up. And why shouldn't we? The news pouring in from around the world lately is bad, really bad, so consider this your oasis in a desert of otherwise hot and harsh headlines. Rest up, recharge, and close out your week with the most fun moments on TV from the last few days.
  • The Eerie Innards of America’s Abandoned Sanitariums

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    Crumbling, abandoned American mental asylums from the early 20th century—like the one in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—aren’t places most of us would want to hang out. Photographer Jeremy Harris, on the other hand, has been going out of his way to explore and document their spooky ruins for almost 10 years. “I just […]
  • How Cosmetics Giant Sephora Plans to Survive Retail in a Digital Age

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    E-commerce may be eating the world, but Sephora's leadership believes technology can actually complement---rather than kill---the retail store.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 10 Steps To Help Turn Your Blog Into A Number 1 Bestselling Book

    Guest Blogger
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Image via Flickr user triedandtruetutoring This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur and author Niall Harbison. Although not everybody wants to make money from their blog, it is undoubtedly the goal for many. To make a living from writing at home often features high on the list of dream jobs! I’m lucky enough to have just published a book which got to number one in the charts, sold a business, as well as running a couple of businesses today, and most of the success can be put down to blogging. I wanted to share some of the tips that helped me first of all get the book published,…
  • Increase Your SEO By Appearing on Google News

    Guest Blogger
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    This is a guest contribution from business/tech writer Nick Chowdrey. Getting on Google News Everybody knows that the world of SEO is changing. As Google’s algorithms get ever more efficient at filtering out good content from bad, more and more companies are turning to content marketing and guest posting to increase their Google page rank and appear higher up searches. In the world of content marketing, creating high quality posts is just part of the story. You could write the most fascinating and informative article, but with so many other companies now employing writers to do the same,…
  • ProBlogger in Perth: 10 Things Darren Wishes He Knew About Blogging

    Guest Blogger
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger Jenish Pandya. What happens when ProBlogger legend Darren Rowse comes to your city for the first time ever? You and everyone around you go crazy and act like teenagers at a Justin Bieber concert and start taking heaps of photos every time he makes a move. Then what do you do with all the photos you have taken? Well, you write a blog post. Darren came down to Perth for the first ever mini PBevent and in his presentation gave us a taste of what happens at the main event happening this year on Gold Coast from 29-30 August. Darren Rowse’s 10…
  • Three Ways to Outperform Your Online Competition

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    This is a guest contribution from Emma Henry of True Target Marketing. There’s no denying that plenty of us are trying to make a living on the internet. The good news is that it’s still early days when it comes to building a successful online business. In reality, very few businesses know how to effectively execute strategic online marketing campaigns. Now is the perfect time for you to take advantage of this gap in the market and outperform your online competition. With some sound advice, a strategic approach, and a solid implementation plan, your online business performance can go from…
  • Create the Best Pay-Per-Click Landing Page in 7 Easy Steps

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Image via Flickr user Andrew Pescod This is a guest contribution from Poulami Ghosh of PPC Ads Management. If conversion rates really matter to you, you should be aware that every marketing campaign has to have a dedicated landing page. This is particularly true with regard to PPC where you have to pay for every single click. Ask any PPC company and it will tell you the same thing. However, it is not enough to know that you should use a landing page. You also have to know how to craft one, so that your marketing efforts rise above the average and become exceptional. There are seven steps to…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Clear Skies Desktop

    Alan Henry
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ami Banerji's Linux desktop is clean, simple, and pretty open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity, and what's a good thing. Here's how to get the same look for your computer.Read more...
  • 10 Malware Removal Apps Tested, Malwarebytes Comes out on Top

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A recent test done by the independent antivirus research group AV-TEST—whose tests we've mentioned in the past —took a look at the performance of today's most popular malware removal applications. Most of the applications showed excellent performance, but only Malwarebytes—a free download—managed a perfect score.Read more...
  • Use an Oral Syringe for Intricate Dessert Decorating

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Whether it's cookies or cake you're baking, adding a touch of flair with your icing is tough without some tools. If you need some help prettying up your sweets, a plastic oral syringe will do the trick.Read more...
  • The Biggest Sign You're Following the Wrong Career Path

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You study hard in college and it lands you a steady, decent paying job. But when someone asks you what you do for a living, you cringe. If you find yourself constantly dreading that question, it could be time to look for a new profession.Read more...
  • NPR One Provides an Endless Stream of Curated Public Radio

    Thorin Klosowski
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Android/iPhone: NPR's released a new app called NPR One that manages to recreate the experience of listening to the news while still allowing you to control a lot of the content.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Initial iWatch Shipments May Be Limited Due to Sapphire Issues, Half of Devices May Use Glass Displays

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Echoing his earlier iWatch predictions, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today suggested (via AppleInsider) that Apple's iWatch will be available in limited quantities in 2014, with only three million devices hitting store shelves before the end of the year. Kuo says that while market predictions point towards shipments between 5 and 10 million smart watches before the end of 2014, his own prediction based on supply chain checks is at three million units due to the iWatch's late production date. Traditional watch-style iWatch concept by Gábor Balogh Earlier this month, Kuo released a…
  • Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Third-Party Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Microsoft's Office for iPad apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app. All three apps have gained the ability to export files as PDFs, and each one has also gained new Picture Tools that let users crop to focus on the right part of an image. Third-party fonts have also been added to each app. Excel now includes improved external keyboard support to make the experience of using Excel on the iPad more like a desktop usage experience. There are more print options available, and a new "Flick to Select"…
  • Apple's Content Delivery Network Now Live, Making Faster OS X/iOS Downloads Possible

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Apple's content delivery network is now live in the US and Europe, reports analyst Dan Rayburn of Frost & Sullivan (Via ArsTechnica). The CDN may deliver multiple terabits of data per second, allowing Apple to more efficiently to distribute software updates and other content to its customers. Apple's CDN apparently went live recently as current trace routes provided by Rayburn show that OS X downloads are piped directly from Apple to internet service providers, such as Comcast. Apple is paying for this direct route in order to avoid congestion and other issues during times of high volume…
  • Apple Trimming 200 Employees From Beats Team to Streamline Overlapping Functions

    Eric Slivka
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    As part of its pending acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, Apple has begun making offers to Beats employees that will see roughly 200 of Beats' 700 positions phased out over the next few months. News of the job cuts was first reported by 9to5Mac yesterday, with additional detail provided by the New York Post. According to the reports, most of the job cuts will be in human resources, finance, and other areas where there is overlap between Apple and Beats staff. Some Beats employees will reportedly transfer to Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, while others will remain at Beats'…
  • Researcher Details USB-Based Attack That Circumvents All Known Protective Security Measures

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Security research Karsten Nohl of Berlin's SR Labs has revealed a flaw in USB devices that potentially allows hackers to evade all known security measures used by a computer. In a report by Wired, Nohl says his BadUSB exploit is "almost like a magic trick" because "you cannot tell where the virus came from." The exploit takes advantage of a flaw that allows a hacker to tamper with the firmware that controls the functions of USB devices such as mice, thumb drives and keyboards.Because BadUSB resides not in the flash memory storage of USB devices, but in the firmware that controls their basic…
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  • Experimental Life

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    On the Owner’s Mind podcast, I ask a question or two about experimenting, and how I might better help you. MOST of the time, I interview nice people, but this is something different. I’m sharing this here, so if you’re a blog subscriber but not a podcast subscriber, you can rectify that magically. :)
  • Sponsored Posts Would Work Better If You Improved Context

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    People are talking about how sponsored posts are showing up in their stream on places like Instagram these days. I saw one the other day for some TV show. It was a bit jarring, because I was pretty sure I wasn’t following Liev Schreiber. And that’s the thing. A sponsored post would work so much better if the people running the sponsored posts improved context. Sponsored Posts Are Useful I’m a fan of sponsored posts, but only if they match the intentions of the person creating them. For instance, later today, I’ll be launching a project with Jacq on BossFit about the…
  • Evolution

    Chris Brogan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    I started journaling in 1998. It wasn’t called blogging until much later. I had no business intent. I just wanted to share stories I’d written that the mainstream had no interest in publishing. Along the way, I learned a lot (mostly by failing and adjusting), and became a New York Times bestselling author who speaks to princesses and heads of huge companies like Disney (also in the princess business). How did I get here? Evolution is a Matter of Perception, Growth, and Persistence When I started, I wanted to share stories. Along the way, I got interested in other topics…
  • Understanding Value

    Chris Brogan
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    My friend, Anthony is one of the best salesmen I’ve ever met. Whenever I ask him the key to selling, he says the same thing every time without hesitation: “Sales is about creating value.” Understanding Value My universe has shifted into amazing alignment lately. Ever since ferreting out what I REALLY know how to help people do better, and how that will add value to their lives, I’ve been on fire. And even then, I started like I usually do: with a bad first attempt. But now, my Owner’s Path course is going to really be my best ability to add value back to your…
  • What You Think You Sell

    Chris Brogan
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:58 am
    There’s what you say you sell, what you think you sell, and what others think you sell. I’m in a bit of a quandary. I think these three facets don’t line up really well right now. I know what I sell and what I intend to sell. But I need feedback from you. What do you SEEK from me? Not what I’m selling. What do you SEEK? What are you hoping to glean? When you come here, you say, “If I read X, I’ll be able to do something in my world HERE (where?). I’d love to know the answer to this from your perspective. If you’re shy, email it to me: chris @…
 
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Fix the Problem With Content Marketing (Free Training)

    Brian Clark
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve been following Copyblogger for any length of time, you know we teach people online marketing. Specifically, something that is now known as content marketing. I’ve been a practitioner of “content marketing” since 1998. And we’ve been preaching it since 2006, years before that sexy terminology became the norm. Here’s the main thing you need to understand about online content that builds a business: It’s different from traditional marketing, but it accomplishes what marketing is supposed to do. It’s those differences that cause so many people to struggle. At this point,…
  • Announcing: A New Resource for Those Who Need Great Content

    Sonia Simone
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s a common wisecrack around the Copyblogger virtual office. This whole content marketing thing would be a lot simpler if someone else would just write all the content. Whether you’re a writer or not, it’s just a fact that a solid content marketing strategy needs lots and lots of words. Well-crafted, interesting words, assembled into a strategic plan that moves prospects along the path from stranger to happy customer. It isn’t always easy to find the person to write those words. Which is probably why we get so many queries from people asking, Do you know any really…
  • 7 Ways to Simplify Complex Content While Maintaining Sophistication and Nuance

    Yael Grauer
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’re full of information and have a dramatic story for your audience? Good. But here’s the harsh truth: every bit of knowledge in the whole world is completely meaningless if you don’t do this one thing. Before I spill the secret, let me tell you what it’s not … It’s not about having the right intentions. Your intentions don’t even matter. Your burning desire to enlighten those around you thirsting for knowledge is useless unless you can clearly explain the information you’d like to share. The problem is not your amount of knowledge;…
  • Get the WordPress Theme That Gives You an Unfair Business Advantage

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    So … how did you sell out all 400+ tickets three months before the event even started? What was your content marketing strategy? This is the question a friendly reporter asked me during the opening night party for Authority Intensive 2014. “That’s a great question,” I said, stalling. Truth was, I didn’t know exactly how to respond. What, exactly, had we done to sell so many tickets so quickly? “Let me ask our VP of Marketing,” I said. “He’ll know.” And he did. “We invited our audience to attend, largely by sending out a few…
  • How to Market Your Freelance Business Without Feeling Like an Impostor

    Samar Owais
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve felt it, haven’t you? That sick feeling clawing at your stomach every time you think about marketing your freelance business. You’re worried you won’t be able to convince prospective clients you’re the right person for the job — that you’re the answer to their problems. You may still feel like an impostor even if you’ve established a very solid level of authority and credibility with your blog. What if you can’t deliver? What if clients don’t love your work? What if your past success has all been a fluke? Just the thought of it makes your blood run…
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    Macworld

  • Keep it Reel: Make your iPad into a professional recording studio

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Since the introduction of the iPad in 2010, I have dreamed of the day when I could walk into a studio and record, produce, and mix a live band using just my tablet. Recently, that dream became reality: I had the opportunity to produce and record a session for Ella Joy Meir—a very talented up-and-coming songwriter and composer based in the Boston/New York area. The plan was to record “You’ll Return,” an original song that she co-wrote with Michal Weiner, using a band made up of drums, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, vocals and piano. For this project, I decided to try and use the…
  • You Should Play: Broken Age

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    This whimsical tale of two teens in extraordinary situations is a pleasant treat.
  • Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.
  • Office for iPad updated with PDF exporting, flick gestures

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Microsoft updated its three Office for iPad apps—Word, PowerPoint, and Excel—with new features including PDF exporting, presentation views, and even a new flick gesture.The three apps have been officially upgraded to version 1.1 inside the Apple App Store. Microsoft announced Office for iPad in March, where the elegant port of Microsoft's office suite has so far received (mostly) glowing reviews. "Millions" of users have downloaded the apps, according a blog post by Microsoft's Office team on Thursday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live--with paid connection to Comcast

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    The powerful content delivery network could help speed downloads of iOS and OS X updates--sure to be a boon when Apple releases the much-anticipated iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite later this fall. (arstechnica.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    ReadWrite

  • LinkedIn Has Quietly Rolled Out A "Follow" Button To Millions Of Members

    Owen Thomas
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A gigantic change is quietly sweeping through LinkedIn. Millions of members now have a "Follow" button, a feature that promises to transform how we think about our interactions on the professional network.ReadWrite has found, and LinkedIn has confirmed to us, that a far broader set of users can now broadcast their activity to followers who don't need to formally connect with them to see what they're doing.This shift is more profound than it may first sound. It makes LinkedIn less like a work-oriented Facebook and more like a professionally oriented Twitter or Tumblr, minus the sports chatter…
  • Why Download One Facebook App When Eight Will Do?

    Selena Larson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's now officially a trend. Big social-media companies are now so dead-set on getting you to use their apps that they're taking a sledgehammer to them, busting up perfectly serviceable software into collections of mini-apps they hope will have a better chance of catching your eye.Foursquare, Facebook and LinkedIn are just a few of the companies that have recently pulled apart their main apps in order to spin off once-core features as standalone offerings. The standby Foursquare service is now two apps, Foursquare and Swarm; LinkedIn is now six. As befits the king of social media, Facebook is…
  • How 3D Technology Will Transform Business

    Sanjay Patel
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Sanjay Patel is CEO and co-founder of Personify, an immersive video technology company.Before long, 3D imaging—which requires a 3D camera to capture the 3D nature of the world—will be a core component of laptops, tablets and smartphones. While it’s easy to imagine how this technology might impact consumers, especially with Amazon’s Fire Phone, Google Tango, Microsoft Kinect and Oculus Rift making headlines, its usefulness for business isn't quite as straightforward.See also: Google's Project Tango: 5 Things You Need To KnowBut 3D imaging will have a significant impact on…
  • How Java Kept Its Groove On

    Matt Asay
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is not your grandmother's Java. Despite hanging around since 1995, Java is the programming language that keeps on giving. In fact, in a recent jobs report, Dice.com named Java one of the top five languages to know if you want a programming job in 2015.How has Java remained king of the programming mountain for so long?Taking Popularity Contests By StormGo has been taking off with the rise of cloud computing, Scala has been helping companies scale for 10 years, and other languages like PHP and Python have also seen significant adoption.But Java continues to reign supreme by pretty much any…
  • The Runtastic Orbit Is A Fitness Tracker With All The Right Moves

    Owen Thomas
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I'll admit that all these wearables are starting to wear on me. Every time I roll up my sleeves, I roll my eyes.Yet I've found a new wearable device that may be a keeper, from an unexpected entrant. It's the Runtastic Orbit, which goes on sale Thursday morning for $119.99.The Runtastic Orbit tracks steps, like other fitness bands, but it also tracks minutes of activity in a way that avid exercisers will appreciate.Enter The OrbitThe Orbit is a tiny pod with a small screen and a silver button that slips either into a wristband or a belt clip and tracks your steps, sleep, calories burned, and…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for August 2014. Both…
  • Declarative Programming And The Web

    Scott Reynen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Like most web developers, I spend my days giving instructions to computers. These instructions generally involve some input (a request for a web page), some logic (get the right content from a database) and some output (send the content to the requesting browser). This process of telling a computer how to perform a task, such as generating a web page, is what we commonly call “programming,” but it’s only a subset of programming: imperative programming. There’s another type of programming, declarative programming, that most web developers also use every day but don’t often recognize…
  • Selling The Value Of The Web To Small-Town Clients

    Trevan Hetzel
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Selling your services as a freelancer or a small shop is tough enough as it is. Selling to a small-town business that might not even see the need for a website adds an extra level of difficulty in turning a profit. I’ve provided web design services to small-town businesses for the past few years, having had many happy outcomes, but also a lot of negative experiences from which I’ve learned hard lessons. One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to sell the value of the web. Many of my clients needed to be convinced that a website would actually be good for their business. A…
  • How Limitations Led To My Biggest App Store Success and Failure

    Ben Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Look at your calendar. If you’re anything like me, all you see are meetings, places to go, things to do, people to meet and not a lot of white space. Few people love their calendar. So, we set out to change that, and we learned a lot in the process. Our app is an iPhone app that flips your calendar upside down and lets you focus on the free time in your day, instead of all the busy time. The app itself has been around since 2011, but the story of how it came to be and what our team ultimately learned is one that I have been wanting to tell for quite some time. It’s the story of how…
  • Social Influence: Incorporating Social Identity Theory Into Design

    Victor Yocco
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    No person is immune from the influence of the people and groups they encounter. As much as we would like to think that every thought we have is original, that every opinion we express is informed by facts alone, the truth is that we use others around us as a reference point for much of our attitudes and behavior. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s human nature. Knowing how groups influence people can help you to move from being a common, everyday, work-your-fingers-to-the-bone designer to a strategic influencer of your target audience with relative ease. In fact, whether researchers, designers…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • His execution could hinge on election

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    With a signature on a piece of paper, convicted quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap's life was spared.
  • Both sides say the other violated truce

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    A cease-fire in Gaza, planned for three days, appears to have unraveled just hours after it took effect.
  • Experts reach Ukraine crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    The largest group yet of international monitors and experts reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, where they will push forward with the grisly task of recovering human remains.
  • Get up to speed on Ukraine crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    A passenger jet shot out of the sky two weeks ago brought the world's attention to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.
  • Landslide

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes It’s here!! Scott’s newest book, The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes, has started shipping and hitting bookstore shelves. I know he talked about it here the other day, but today we’re going to give away FIVE FREE COPIES to some lucky commenters! Just leave a comment letting us know you want the book and why, and we’ll pick five of you next week.Photographing Motion Outdoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera. Join Joe McNally for a day of…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Blake Rudis!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I cannot begin to start writing this post without saying thank you for this opportunity to both Brad and Scott. I threw my seat back when I saw the email come in from Brad asking if I could share my story, I think I ran around my basement (my office) holding my head pinching myself asking over and over if this was even real. After reading this post you will understand completely!Tuesday, March 18th 2014, we were sitting on the edge of the bed having a discussion about time and just how limited it was.“Babe, I have 3 things going on in my life right now that stretch me in every direction. I…
  • It’s Here! My New Book “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes” is in stock!

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It arrived in bookstores sooner than we thought (yay!), and it’s here now, complete with bonus selective color image no one was expecting (and at no extra cost).Here’s the link to it on Amazon.com (both Print and Kindle version are in stock) and the Nook eBook version is available now at  Barnes & Noble.com and the print edition should be available there any minute.What’s the book all about? Check out the video below. :)Thanks to everybody around the world who has supported this book series from the start, and who enabled me to bring you this fifth part to the series.
  • Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. Did you miss Thursday’s “Photoshop World-a-thon?” If you missed Thursday you missed out on a ton of Photoshop and Photography tips. Besides what “The Photoshop Guys” did live on the air (including my live shoot with a “Big ‘ol soft box”) a bunch of our instructors shared video clips of tips to air on the show, and it was literally packed-full of cool stuff (the idea of course, being we’d give you a sample of the stuff we’re teaching in our classes at Photoshop World Las Vegas and that you give you some idea of what we do for three…
  • Probably My Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I thought’d I’d better tell this story myself before it takes on a life of its own, so on this past Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” I went ahead and spilled the beans. I have already taken quite a bit of ribbing about it (including emails from friends poking fun, people calling, and even images sent my way), but I feel the only way to deal with this is to just put it out there, take my lumps, and try to move on.So, here’s a short excerpt from The Grid (above) where I explain what is probably my most embarrassing photography story ever (and those of you…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Top 5 Tips for Wildlife Photography

    Will Nicholls
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wildlife photography is continually growing in popularity, thanks to the accessibility of digital cameras nowadays. I’ve been a wildlife photographer for almost seven years now, and a professional for the last few of them. Over time I have picked up some really valuable techniques and tips, specific to wildlife photography, gained from either experience or learning from others in my field. Here are some the top tips for wildlife photography. #1 Get to Know Your Subject I cannot stress this enough – wildlife photography is all about time and patience, much of which should be spent…
  • How to Improve Your Portrait Photography in Five Minutes

    Annie Tao
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    People often ask me for tips on taking better photos of their friends and family. After much thought on photography tips that can apply to various experience levels and equipment — from DSLRs to smart phones — I present to you a short article with tips you can learn in five minutes to help you improve your portrait photography. If you have more time and would like more specifics, I’ve noted additional articles on each tip that may interest you. Tips that will instantly improve your portraits: 1. Don’t put everyone in the center That person may be the center of your life, but…
  • Tips for Photographing in Different Weather Conditions

    Monica Day
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You’ve figured out that photography is awesome. You have your equipment. You’ve got the basics down. You know all about the “triangle” of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Now, you’re ready to put them to use. You’re ready to go outside and experiment. But wait. You haven’t yet considered the weather. This is a little side note to photography that we often forget about. If you’re not shooting in a studio, then the weather will definitely be a factor to consider when going out on a shoot. There are a few basic weather scenarios that you will…
  • 4 Steps to Less Stressful and Easier Photo Editing

    Simon Ringsmuth
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever returned to your computer with a memory card full of photos and become overwhelmed at the idea of going through all of them? The thought of sorting and analyzing so many pictures can seem so daunting it’s sometimes hard to even know where to start! Often we find ourselves copying the contents of our cameras to our computers and letting our precious memories collect digital dust, though we promise ourselves we will get around to organizing them – someday. Modern technology has made this task easier, with various software and cloud-based services even promising to find…
  • Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

    Francesco Gola
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In the past few years, thanks to the diffusion of useful accessories and photographic filters with good quality and low prices, the technique of long exposure has become increasingly popular among photography enthusiasts. Even if this technique can be used both in studio and in a urban environment, the perfect playground of long exposures is landscape photography. Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal technique. However, following this step-by-step guide to long exposure photography,…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Russian government requests Apple source code

    John-Michael Bond
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The recent revelations that Apple has included backdoors into iOS devices may have lead to an interesting development in the company's relationship with Russia. According to Reuters the Russian government has asked Apple Inc to turn over its source...
  • Timeful is a new calendar app that reinvents how you organize your time

    Mel Martin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Timeful (free) has launched today after a long development and beta phase. The app tries to capture everything that vies for your precious time and stores it in one place. It can import and sync your current calendars from iCloud, Google, Yahoo or...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Cooking Academy 2:...
  • The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 31, 2014

    Steven Sande
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's...
  • Office for iPad update brings a slew of top-requested features

    John-Michael Bond
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When Office finally launched on the iPad four months ago it was a blessing for iOS converts with loyalties to Microsoft. Still, like every launch title, the app suite wasn't perfect. Today Microsoft has released an update that they hope will help...
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    Strobist

  • On-Assignment: Full-Sun Group Shot

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you have never done it before, lighting a group shot outdoors in full sun can be daunting. After all, sun is pretty bright. And your subject is pretty big and thus harder to light at a high level.But with a leaf-shutter camera and a couple of battery powered monoblocs, you can easily own the sun and just about anything you can put under it.Read more »
  • Avatar

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    My last head shot had been getting a little long in the tooth. So on a whim the other day, I redid it.Gotta keep things fresh, I always say. So I try to redo my head shot every seven years, whether it needs it or not.As photographers, we only get to see one side of the equation—and that does not involve looking down the barrel of the gun, either. So being on the receiving end is always a learning experience. Even more so when you are on the shooting and receiving end. Read more »
  • On Assignment: Cellist Carolyn Rosinsky

    13 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I love shooting at mix. Especially when there are epic clouds on the move. And even more so while monitoring my Dark Skies app to know exactly when the rain will start falling on a OMGHowMuchDidThatThingCost? cello.Just keeps things interesting, you know?Read more »
  • Do This: Sara Lando in US for Workshops in August

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Whatcha doing in mid/late August? If you are within striking distance of Baltimore or Atlanta, you have a one-off chance to do something cool and fun that will change the way you approach your photography: spend a day (or two) with Italian conceptual portrait photographer Sara Lando.After spending a couple years convincing her to come to the US, Zack Arias and I are this summer hosting Sara for two weekends of seminars and workshops in Atlanta and Baltimore. We are doing this because A) it's an awesome experience (trust us on that) and B) it's a lot easier than getting all you guys…
  • On Traveling With Your Camera

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    In January Strobist was restructured from a standard, 2x/week blog into a core knowledge archive. Rather than publishing all of the time, we made the 2,000-post archive more organized and accessible. Now, Strobist only updates when there is something meaningful to say. I did this to flip the signal to noise ratio (seriously, who needs to read that many photoblog posts every day) and to create some time for two significant projects. The first of which, The Traveling Photographer, has just dropped.Read more »
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Samsung NX Mini real-world gallery updated with 17mm F1.8 samples

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    You'd know just by looking at it that the Samsung NX Mini is the slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera on the market. Tucked inside is a 1"-type, 20MP CMOS sensor along with Wi-Fi with NFC and 1080/30p video. The aptly named Mini also introduces a new NX-M lens mount. We've updated our existing NX Mini samples gallery with images from the 17mm F1.8 prime. See gallery
  • Lens Rentals Canada halts service citing 'serious issues' with Canada Post

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Lens Rentals Canada has announced that it is temporarily not accepting new orders. A brief notice on lensrentalscanada.com cites 'serious issues' with Canada Post Corporation, and states that current orders will be shipped using Purolator Courier. An email that a reddit user claims was sent to him by Lens Rentals Canada is more to the point, stating that a Canada Post employee has stolen equipment in transit. No estimated timeframe has been given as to when orders will be accepted again. Read more
  • Adobe Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 now available

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Adobe has made final release versions of Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 available. This update adds support for the Nikon D810, Panasonic Lumix AG-GH4 (GH4 with interface unit) and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, as well as several bug fixes. Color profiles are added for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, A7S and Alpha SLT-A77 II. Also included are a number of new lens profiles. Learn more
  • Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Canon India has posted a teaser on its Facebook page showing a 1-series DSLR alongside the words 'Get your camera ready, something BIG is coming'. Being a teaser rather than a leak, the meaning of the post is open to interpretation, although 'get your camera ready' suggests that the new product might be a lens. With Photokina just around the corner, the time is right for new product announcements. Click through for a look at the teaser.
  • Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810, which have been available in certain markets for several months, are making their way onto US shores in August and September. The WX220 features an 18.2MP BSI-CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, 25-250mm equiv. lens, 1080/60p video, and Wi-Fi with NFC. The W810 offers a 20MP CCD, 26-156mm equiv. lens, and 720p video. The cameras are priced at $200 and $100, respectively. Click through for details.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Delta Airlines Launches In-Flight Entertainment for iOS Devices Through Updated Apps

    Richard Padilla
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    Delta Airlines today updated its Fly Delta apps for the iPhone and iPad, allowing customers to access free in-flight entertainment through its new Delta Studio initiative. Avaliable on all domestic and two-cabin aircrafts, the app will allow access to a number of TV shows and movies including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Frozen through on-board Wi-Fi. The updated Fly Delta app also allows access to past and current issues of Delta's Sky Magazine, as well as the Glass Bottom Jet feature which provides tracking information for a current flight. The airline is also allowing users of the Gogo Video…
  • Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Timeful, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. Timeful aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit to various self-improvement activities and complete goals. The app connects to the calendar on an iOS device, importing already existing events into a daily view that includes all tasks that must be completed. It also incorporates to-do functionality, allowing users to create tasks and file them…
  • Apple Now Replacing Damaged iPhone 5s Displays in Retail Stores

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Apple will soon be able to offer display repairs on the iPhone 5s directly within its retail stores, alleviating the need to send the devices to an off-site repair center. As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple Stores are currently accepting large deliveries of iPhone 5s screens for the repair program and in-store repairs are set to begin on Monday, August 4. The in-store repairs are part of an effort to lower repair costs. Apple first began offering in-store phone repairs for the iPhone 5 back in June of 2013, and expanded to iPhone 5c repairs in January of this year. Users with a cracked or damaged…
  • NomadPlus Transforms an Apple Charger Into a Portable Battery

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Nomad, the company behind the pocket-sized NomadKey iPhone cable, today debuted the NomadPlus, a product that transforms an Apple charger into a portable battery pack. While there are hundreds of different portable battery options for the iPhone, the NomadPlus is unique because it functions with an existing Apple charger. The NomadPlus plugs into an Apple wall charger, transforming it into a 1500 mAh portable battery with enough juice to recharge an iPhone to 70 percent. One of the most cumbersome aspects of most battery packs is the recharging of the battery itself, but the NomadPlus allows…
  • Instagram's Snapchat Competitor 'Bolt' Soft Launches in Three Countries

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Instagram today soft-launched its new Snapchat competitor Bolt in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand. First hinted at last week, Bolt is a one tap photo and video messaging app that allows users to send ephemeral images to friends, much like Snapchat. As described by The Verge, Bolt is a "carbon copy" of Taptalk, another ephemeral messaging app. Users tap on a friend's profile photo to send a photo, or use a long tap to send a video. As with Taptalk, Bolt focuses on sharing with only a few friends -- users can only communicate with one person at a time, while in Snapchat mass snaps can…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark 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 July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
  • iReport: 15 beautiful ways to see Amsterdam

    hiufu
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The canals from different angles and seasons, the flower market, the Skinny Bridge and more favorite scenes from AmsterdamiReporter Anahita Valakche sums up the reasons to love Amsterdam pretty well: "Not only is Amsterdam full of amazing museums, the whole city feels like you are living in a painting. "My other favorite aspect of Amsterdam is its high standards of living and the quality of life -- even though it is one of the most crowded tourist spots in the world. "Also the people in Amsterdam are very friendly. Amsterdam is diverse in its culinary offerings and you can eat delicious…
  • Wimbledon without tennis: 10 things to do

    Guessy1
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wimbledon isn’t just a tournament, it’s a village. Here’s what to do when you’re not wondering who's going to win it allFor the thousands of fans who descend upon the All England Club every summer, Wimbledon means one thing: tennis, namely The Championships, where the world’s top stars slug it out on the lawns of the All England Club (June 23-July 6). But few realize that the charms of this chic southwest London “village” extend beyond the ball courts. What’s there to do in Wimbledon when you’re not watching tennis? Plenty. 1. Cannizaro House Cannizaro House: scene of a…
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