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  • 10 screwy measurement units

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    How many people out there still get stumped looking at a ruler with both inches and centimeters? The post 10 screwy measurement units appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Young British teens are worried they're addicted to porn, survey finds

    Mashable
    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    LONDON — One in ten British teenagers aged 12-13 years old are worried they're addicted to pornography, according to a new survey published Tuesday See also: 3 British judges fired for watching porn at work It also found that one in five said they’d seen pornographic images that shocked them or made them upset, while 12% of this age group said they had made or been part of a sexually explicit video. The poll carried out by NSPCC Childline surveyed 700 12-13 year-olds in the UK, it was part of a wider survey of 2,000 children between 11 and 17, conducted last month. Childline said…
  • How Periscope Can Fix Its Creepiest Feature

    Fast Company
    Rose Pastore
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Location tagging is one of Periscope's best features, but many people are unknowingly revealing their home addresses. Here's one solution.While using the new live-streaming app Periscope this weekend to broadcast video of my pet rabbit to 30 strangers around the world, I realized something rather alarming: the location of my apartment was viewable on a map accompanying my stream. I knew that Periscope showed my general position—Brooklyn, New York—but I did not know until then that one could zoom in to see the exact location, with street names labeled. I imagine that other many Periscope…
  • Snapdeal Acquires RupeePower, Will Add Loans, Other Financing To Its Marketplace

    TechCrunch
    Ingrid Lunden
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
     India’s Snapdeal has been on an acquisition spree in the last several months, tapping into the $1.1 billion it has raised from the likes of Softbank to expand from being a marketplace for goods into a platform for all kinds of online transactions. The latest chapter in this story is today’s news that it has acquired a majority stake in RupeePower, a provider of loans and credit… Read More
  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough money on average to buy more stamps. Before the internet, direct marketing was on a steady growth path. The science of testing and improving offers and the industrialization of systems that lowered costs meant that more and more organizations were using direct marketing to solicit donations, get votes and sell products and services. One of the key elements that allows direct…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 screwy measurement units

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    How many people out there still get stumped looking at a ruler with both inches and centimeters? The post 10 screwy measurement units appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This 6 year old has more talent than all of us [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    All hail Jordan Bijan! Might as well jump on the boat now, everyone, this kid is going to rule the world one day. He pulls off a flawless cover of "I Will Always Love You." Oh, and he plays every instrument. And sings. The post This 6 year old has more talent than all of us [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 4 most important people in the world, according to Wikipedias

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    No matter what the history books say, Wikipedias have weighed in on who they think tops the bill of the world's most important people, and you might be surprised. The post 4 most important people in the world, according to Wikipedias appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to floss properly in one minute [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    There's a nightly battle that goes on in most of our heads. You know how it goes. You're so tired, so very tired. But you have to get up to floss. Only it's such a hassle. But if you use this flossing technique, which takes just a minute, you might find the motivation to floss. The post How to floss properly in one minute [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • News anchor pulls a coat hanger out of his shirt mid-report [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    So much for professionalism in the news. Perhaps this is why more and more people are getting their news from the internet. These poor folks can't even dress themselves properly! Plus, someone sneezed directly into the mic at the end of the clip. The post News anchor pulls a coat hanger out of his shirt mid-report [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Young British teens are worried they're addicted to porn, survey finds

    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    LONDON — One in ten British teenagers aged 12-13 years old are worried they're addicted to pornography, according to a new survey published Tuesday See also: 3 British judges fired for watching porn at work It also found that one in five said they’d seen pornographic images that shocked them or made them upset, while 12% of this age group said they had made or been part of a sexually explicit video. The poll carried out by NSPCC Childline surveyed 700 12-13 year-olds in the UK, it was part of a wider survey of 2,000 children between 11 and 17, conducted last month. Childline said…
  • How people responded when Coca-Cola first came to France

    Chris Wild
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    At a Paris bar, a man in a beret spits a mouthful of Coca-Cola at the camera.Image: Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty ImagesIn 1950, the Coca-Cola company decided the people of France were ready for the great taste of Coke. So it began a marketing campaign targeted to the country. Coca-Cola had been available unofficially in France since 1919 and officially since 1933, but after the war Coke decided to raise its profile and capitalize on the proliferation of refrigerators in French homes. Under the slogan "Drink Fresh," vans toured the streets and salesmen…
  • Ukraine's children of war

    Christopher Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine —Slurping a bowl of thick soup, his twig-like legs swinging beneath the dining table, 6-year-old Ilya at first seems like any happy-go-lucky kid.But so far life has been neither happy nor lucky. Last spring as fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine, his mother fled to Russia with everything she had — except for Ilya, whom she abandoned in Horlivka, a city controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Svetlana Kovalenko, 44, cooks soup in her temporary Artemivsk home for her seven children and 6-year-old Ilya, who she took in after his mother abandoned him…
  • A blind man and his armless friend are the most unlikely pair of environmentalists

    Luke Leonard
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    "I am his hands. He is my eyes." Jia Haixa talks of his symbiotic relationship with his friend Jia Wenqi - a double amputee. The pair work together to plant trees in Yeli village, just outside of Shijiazhuang city, northern China. See also: Then and now: Images of our changing planet Losing his sight in one eye to congenital cataracts, and later his right eye in a work-related accident, Jia Haixa is completely blind. The friends approached the local government and leased a 7.5 acre stretch of land along the riverbank. They hope to transform it by planting 1,000 trees every year, and have been…
  • Helen Mirren plus helium make for hilarious awards acceptance speech

    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Helen Mirren is one of the funniest actresses around, and Helen Mirren with helium is even better The Oscar winner stopped by The Tonight Show Monday night to shoot the breeze and inhale some helium with Jimmy Fallon "I haven't done this since I was about 11," Mirren said before taking a gulp from the helium balloon to answer Fallon's questions about where she keeps her Oscar and what a certain British dish made of sausage and potatoes is called. Cue lots of laughter. David Beckham and James Corden have a new underwear line Fan-made Super Mario 64 HD lets you smash Goombas in your browser…
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    Fast Company

  • How Periscope Can Fix Its Creepiest Feature

    Rose Pastore
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Location tagging is one of Periscope's best features, but many people are unknowingly revealing their home addresses. Here's one solution.While using the new live-streaming app Periscope this weekend to broadcast video of my pet rabbit to 30 strangers around the world, I realized something rather alarming: the location of my apartment was viewable on a map accompanying my stream. I knew that Periscope showed my general position—Brooklyn, New York—but I did not know until then that one could zoom in to see the exact location, with street names labeled. I imagine that other many Periscope…
  • Today in Tabs: The (Eternal) Return of Tabs

    Rusty Foster
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Your contribution of $800 a month will help a needy intern, and score you a sweet Fast Company pen-and-lanyard set.I ordered a menu item that had a little chili pepper next to it. It wasn't spicy but Anthony Kiedis brought it to my table.Read Full Story
  • A First Look At Facebook's New Mothership, Designed By Frank Gehry

    Mark Wilson
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's one big grass-covered room.Twenty-eight hundred people. One room. And a giant green roof.Read Full Story
  • This Temperature Patch Will Notify Your iPhone When You Have A Fever

    Ariel Schwartz
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Here's to the Internet of worrywarts.There are few things more anxiety-inducing than watching a loved one deal with a climbing fever—and few things more annoying for said loved one than having his temperature taken constantly. There has to be some sort of wearable that deals with that, right? Indeed there is.Read Full Story
  • Here Come The Philanthropreneurs

    Rajesh Chandy
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    How the wealthy are changing how, why, and to whom they give.Entrepreneurs using wealth and power to transform society are not a new phenomenon. A century ago, Andrew Carnegie's love of libraries helped bring education to the masses, and he spent millions promoting world peace. Today's "philanthropreneurs" are equally ambitious—and they're succeeding, while redefining what it means to give and give back.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Snapdeal Acquires RupeePower, Will Add Loans, Other Financing To Its Marketplace

    Ingrid Lunden
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
     India’s Snapdeal has been on an acquisition spree in the last several months, tapping into the $1.1 billion it has raised from the likes of Softbank to expand from being a marketplace for goods into a platform for all kinds of online transactions. The latest chapter in this story is today’s news that it has acquired a majority stake in RupeePower, a provider of loans and credit… Read More
  • TechCrunch Disrupt Returns To London, From December 5th To 8th

    Mike Butcher
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Last year European startups raised more money in the first quarter than they had during the “dot-com boom”. Much of that money and startup activity was coming out of London. Why? It’s simple. European entrepreneurs are using this highly developed center as a bridge to global markets, and, often, to San Francisco and the Valley. At the same time, London remains the first… Read More
  • Daum Kakao Debuts Uber Rival KakaoTaxi In South Korea

    Catherine Shu
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
     Daum Kakao, the maker of South Korea’s most popular messaging app, launched KakaoTaxi in Korea today. The new service is a potentially strong competitor to Uber and is the beginning of Daum Kakao’s initiative to extend online-to-offline products to the 48 million active monthly users of KakaoTalk. Read More
  • IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

    Ron Miller
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
     IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included establishing an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue and a partnership with The Weather Company, among other moves. The Internet of Things refers to the growing network of sensors on everything from… Read More
  • Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M At A $320M Valuation To Expand In The U.S.

    Ingrid Lunden
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
     While general sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google stake their claims as news portals, apps focused squarely on reading news continue to duke it out. The latest development comes from SmartNews, a popular app founded in Japan that competes against the likes of Flipboard and Nuzzel in the news recommendation and aggregation space. The startup behind it has raised $10 million to expand… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough money on average to buy more stamps. Before the internet, direct marketing was on a steady growth path. The science of testing and improving offers and the industrialization of systems that lowered costs meant that more and more organizations were using direct marketing to solicit donations, get votes and sell products and services. One of the key elements that allows direct…
  • The panic tax

    Seth Godin
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    Systems under severe stress degrade. While individuals might do extraordinary work while pumped with adrenalin (lifting a car, running through a burning building), panic can decrease the efficacy of a system by 30% or more--often completely destroying it. Compare the typical throughput of a highway during rush hour (when it's filled with seasoned commuters) to a similar road when people are fleeing a natural disaster.... in the first case, the cars naturally keep a safe distance, drivers are sufficiently alert, everyone gets home. In the other, there's a complete standstill. Or consider how…
  • Self talk

    Seth Godin
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    There's no more important criticism than self criticism. There's no amount of external validation that can undo the constant drone of internal criticism. And negative self talk is hungry for external corroboration. One little voice in the ether that agrees with your internal critic is enough to put you in a tailspin. The remedy for negative self talk, then, is not the search for unanimous praise from the outside world. It's a hopeless journey, and one that destroys the work, because you will water it down in fear of that outside critic that amplifies your internal one. The remedy is accurate…
  • 'Pick yourself' and taking responsibility

    Seth Godin
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Perhaps you've decided that the idea of Pick Yourself is sort of a new-age mantra, a promise that everyone is entitled to what they want, right now. What a shortcut it seems to be. A false promise, holding out that illusion that we can get what we want if we just raise our hand. Pick yourself, you win... It's precisely the opposite. If you want to be responsible for making music, make music. If you want to be responsible for writing, speaking, making change happen, go do that. Waiting to get picked is a form of hiding, not realism. No, it’s not always possible for everyone to…
  • Hypergrowth

    Seth Godin
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience with a product or service that so delights that they insist that their friends and colleagues use it. And hypergrowth is a version of the same thing, except those friends and colleagues quickly become even bigger fans, and tell even more people. Often, we get sidetracked when we forget about "smallest possible." If you make the audience you're initially serving too big, you will dilute the very thing you set out to make, avoid critical mass, and compromise the magic of what you're building. You'll make average stuff for…
 
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    WIRED

  • Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy’s Buggy, Half-Built Game

    Chris Baker
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    This massively multiplayer universe may not be up and running for several more months. Or several more years. Or … longer. The post Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy’s Buggy, Half-Built Game appeared first on WIRED.
  • Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks

    Gwen Pearson
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
    "You do get people looking at you strangely, but the tampon is not that obvious." The post Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mysterious Childhood Paralysis Linked to a Cold Virus

    Annie Sneed
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Scientists have confirmed that a polio-like virus called EV-D68 is behind a mysterious outbreak of paralysis in children last year. The post Mysterious Childhood Paralysis Linked to a Cold Virus appeared first on WIRED.
  • Plug and Play with DNA Constructs

    Jeffrey Marlow
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    DNA production is becoming cheaper than ever, propelled down a Moore’s law curve by maturing technologies and cheaper reagents. This new biosynthetic industry allows researchers to order up a customized sequence for overnight delivery. But many users don’t just want a chain of nucleotides, they want ready-to-use sequences that can be inserted into a cell […] The post Plug and Play with DNA Constructs appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back

    Tim Moynihan
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The ProdecoTech Titanio 29er won’t save you any money, but this electric bike will save you some energy. The post This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Editing for People Who Love to Write… Too Much

    Stacey Roberts
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more than just letters put in order. If you’re unlike me, however, you love to use lots of words, and write mountains of prose. I know it’s hard not to get carried away, telling everyone everything you’ve ever wanted to say about a subject. Especially online, when blogs are creative outlets, and there are no restraints or word counts. But having been on the reading end of waffly posts (particularly when I haven’t got too…
  • Blog Post Idea: How I Do It Posts

    Darren Rowse
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Recently I shared a simple technique that I use to come up with ideas to write about on my blog – answering a beginner question. While not really rocket science I had a number of readers contact me privately with thank-you messages appreciating the nudge to write that type of post. Today I’d like to suggest another simple technique for coming up with blog post ideas. It’s simple yet is perhaps one of the most powerful types of posts I’ve used on my own blogs many times in the last 12 years. I call these posts the ‘how I do (or did) it’ post. How I did (or…
  • 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career

    Guest Blogger
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is a guest post by Jeff Goins of Goins, Writer. “I’d like to be a writer,” I told my friend one day when he asked what my dream was. “But that’ll never happen.” And I quickly went back to moping around, waiting for my big break. At the time, I was working for a nonprofit as a marketing director, secretly wondering what it might be like to write for a living. Little did I know how close I was to my goal. My was staring me right in the face the whole time. I was just blind to it. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” Harriet Tubman once said. “Always remember, you…
  • 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

    Guest Blogger
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    This is a guest contribution from Neil. Are you wondering why your expert roundups are not living up to your expectations? Why you are never getting the level of response some other people are getting? After all, the idea behind creating an expert roundup sounds foolproof on paper. Get eminent experts to answer a question for you. Gather the responses and publish the ultimate answer to that question. Get your experts to share the content and then leverage their audience to get a viral post. There is no way you can fail! But the reality is a bit different. My first expert roundup (January,…
  • Grab Your Ticket for the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Yesterday we released tickets to the 2015 ProBlogger Training Event on 14-15 August here in Australia on the Gold Coast. As I write this post 560 bloggers, speakers and team have grabbed their tickets (400 of those went in the first 10 minutes) and under 150 tickets remain. This year we’ve got attendees coming from all states and territories in Australia as well as attendees flying in from the USA, New Zealand, India and Fiji. Attendees not only come from all over the place but come from a wide spectrum of niches (everything from bloggers blogging about Fashion, to Health, to Travel, to…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Computer Science Student's Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Being a student means you need to keep your bag as minimal as possible while still having everything you need for the day. Lifehacker reader Gavin Porter shares the bag he uses to get things done. Read more...
  • Add Modular Counter Space to Your Kitchen with a Simple Folding Bracket

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Most of us could use more counter space, but a simple folding bracket from the hardware store could be the solution to your storage woes. Install one and you can add working space when you want it, and then fold it away when you don't.Read more...
  • Eight Steam Features You Probably Don't Know About

    Nathan Grayson
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Like the thousands upon thousands of games it hosts, Steam has secrets.Read more...
  • Always Consider the Time Costs of "Free" Items First

    Patrick Allan
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You’re probably aware that few things in life are ever truly free, but it’s still important to think of the other costs associated with “free” stuff. More often than not, a freebie will cost you something that’s far more valuable than anything else you have: your time.Read more...
  • Revitalize Saggy Couch Cushions with Poly-Fil and Quilt Batting

    Patrick Allan
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Over time, couch cushions can start to get a little droopy and sad. You can perk them back up again by adding some extra fluff to the inside of each cushion.Read more...
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  • How to Be a Demo God

    Guy Kawasaki
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Several times a year a group of executives from startups do a six-minute demo of their products to an audience of venture capitalists, analysts, and journalists. This name of the event is, logically, DEMO. It’s a great occasion—especially if you understand the dance that’s going on: Entrepreneurs acting as if they don’t need venture capital, and venture capitalists acting as if they don’t need entrepreneurs. (This is like acting prudish in a brothel.) This post is for anyone who has to give a good demo, whether at DEMO or anywhere else. Demoing is an essential skill to launch a…
  • GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    More “stock photos.” This time from the Social Media Marketing World conference in San Diego, California. The post GuyStockphotos from #SMMW15 appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Best Hotel for SXSW

    Guy Kawasaki
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Although this may bite me in the butt someday if it’s booked solid, I’d like to tell you about the Hyatt Place in Austin, Texas. I will stay at this hotel every time I go to SXSW. The hotel is one block from the Austin Convention Center. There is a breakfast buffet with no waiting. There are restaurants within one hundred yards that fulfill my four main food groups: steak, Thai, sushi, and fried chicken. If these don’t take care of you, there’s a boutique market across the street for snacks. The hotel bar also sells food 24-hours per day. The Wifi is fast—maybe…
  • Guy Kawasaki appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    I’ve joined the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation. This entity is the parent organization of all the “Wiki” projects such as Wikipedia and other free-knowledge projects. The activities of the Wikimedia Foundation represent one of the most important projects in the history of civilization. Having helped democratize computing with Apple and currently helping to democratize design with Canva, how could I resist the opportunity to democratize knowledge with Wikimedia? The Wikimedia Board of trustees has ten members. Can it get much cooler than helping Wikimedia…
  • The Art of Leading

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some aspiring entrepreneurs are already working for a big company. Like external entrepreneurs, they dream of creating innovative products. They, too, must prototype, position, pitch, bootstrap, recruit, fund, partner, sell, and support. The purpose of this minichapter is to explain how to do all this when you’re employed by a large business. Ironically, many entrepreneurs envy the employees of major companies—they think that these lucky souls have humongous financial resources, large sales forces, fully equipped labs, scalable factories, and established brands, plus medical and dental…
 
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  • U.S. ITC to Investigate Apple After Ericsson Patent Infringement Claims

    Juli Clover
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    The ongoing conflict between Apple and Ericsson escalated this afternoon as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to launch an investigation into claims that Apple infringed on as many as 41 of Ericsson's cellular technology patents with its iPad and iPhone devices, reports PCWorld. Apple and Ericsson first clashed in January, after the expiration of a 2008 licensing agreement between the two companies. Despite two years of negotiations, the companies failed to establish a new agreement that would let Apple use Ericsson's cellular technology patents. Apple filed a…
  • Apple Seeds Sixth OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

    Juli Clover
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Apple today seeded a new beta of OS X Yosemite to developers and public beta testers, a week after seeding the fifth OS X Yosemite beta and almost two months after releasing the first OS X 10.10.3 beta. The new beta, build 14D127a, is available for registered developers through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Mac Developer Center. OS X Yosemite Recovery Update 1.0 is also available, improving the reliability of Yosemite Recovery when restoring from a Time Machine backup. OS X 10.10.3 includes several new features, like the Photos for OS X app. Designed to…
  • iPad Pro Dummy Points Towards Dual Lightning Ports or USB-C Port

    Juli Clover
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Images of what appear to be a mockup version of the upcoming larger-screened "iPad Pro" depict either a secondary Lightning port or a USB-C port on one side of the device, suggesting it could potentially have multiple methods of charging and/or the ability to support accessories like keyboards and mice. The pictures, which show the mystery port, a headphone jack/speakers, and the camera, originated on microblogging site Sina Weibo and were shared by Italian site HDBlog. Case manufacturers and other accessory makers often create dummy models of upcoming Apple devices to get an early start on…
  • Leaked Images Provide First Look at Purported Rear Shell of 'iPhone 6c'

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Chinese parts supplier Future Supplier (via Nowhereelse.fr) has posted leaked images of what it believes could be the rear shell for the so-called "iPhone 6c." The rear housing looks similar to the plastic iPhone 5c, with two notable differences being a pill-shaped LED flash cutout and two rows of speaker grilles on the bottom of the smartphone. The size of the rear shell indicates that the device's screen size could fall within the 4-inch range. The pill-shaped LED flash design and two rows of speaker grilles are also found on the iPhone 5s, indicating that the iPhone 6c could have the same…
  • Apple's Smartphone Trade-In Program Launches in United States, Canada and Europe

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling Program in the United States, Canada and several European countries to cover eligible Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. The new trade-in program is available online and in-store and provides customers with the option to mail in eligible non-Apple smartphones, including certain Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony and BlackBerry models, for credit in the form of an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer. The smartphone trade-in program has gone live in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Canada in partnership with…
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  • Content Will Never Be King

    Chris Brogan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sit down with my friends Darren Rowse and Brian Clark. The last time the three of us sat quietly was in 2008 or 2009 when we launched the Third Tribe group (ah, memories). I joked that I wanted to bring that back and we could call it Sixth Tribe. You know, Third Tribe 2.0. Alas. Content Will Never Be King The conversation was brief, fun, and sprinkled with some melancholy about the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Darren is thriving with his Problogger events and his Digital Photography School. Brian is running Copyblogger Media,…
  • Content Marketing as a Food Truck: Rethinking Content Marketing In A World of Splintered Attention

    Chris Brogan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    With well over a billion users, Facebook must easily rank as most people’s “where I see interesting stories and click” tool of choice. Sure, us nerds might point to Feedly or Flipboard, but that’s not “most people.” That’s the enlightened. Some of us get our favorite sites to our inbox. But that’s more rare than not. What seems most true, however, is that hardly anyone stops by someone’s actual blog any more (or say “site” in case you bristle at the word “blog.”) If people aren’t visiting blogs directly any…
  • Are You Going to Social Media Marketing World? SMMW15

    Chris Brogan
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I’m going to Social Media Marketing World in San Diego next Tuesday through Thursday. I’m doing two OFFICIAL things that I’ll stop explaining because I keep getting it wrong. Beyond that, most of my time is my own (I’ve got two other formal obligations and a few friend obligations). I thought I’d write out what my hopes are for the event, in case you and I have some shared interests we should cover. First and Foremost I’m definitely there to meet and connect. If you SEE me somewhere and find some dumb reason NOT to connect with me, stop it. Go the hell up…
  • How a $200 Chromebook Earned my Company $28,000 in Ten Days

    Chris Brogan
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    This is the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670. It’s about the size of a Macbook Air, kinda. It runs the Google Chrome OS, which means it’s pretty much like a browser-only deal. All the apps you use are web-based. And this device helped me make $28,000 in ten days. Could a Chromebook Make You More Money? I suspect you already know the real answer to how this worked. This Chromebook isn’t the most powerful computer in the universe. If you have a lot of tabs open, it doesn’t work well. So, I don’t have many tabs open. (hint one) Continue ReadingThe post How a $200…
  • What Writing A Great Sales Letter Taught Me About Everything

    Chris Brogan
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    I can count on one hand the number of times that something I’ve tried to sell has been well-received by the people I serve. You know how some kids are a late bloomer? That’s me with most of the things I sell. People buy them years later sometimes. But this time, I really struck gold. How We Write Our Sales Letter Sequence I learned a lot while putting together the now-defunct webinar version of Online Course Maker. (Let me reiterate: the WEBINAR VERSION IS GONE). First, I learned that there’s such a thing as too much information for a format. I tried to cram way too much…
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  • True Confessions About Copyblogger’s Authority Conference (Last Chance to Save)

    Jerod Morris
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Early Bird Price for Authority Rainmaker ends tomorrow, so I had a message planned for today making one final case for why you should join us in Denver, Colorado this May. But then I read what Raubi wrote on Friday about how much last year’s event accelerated her career. The quick version: She came to Denver questioning why she was even in the room; she left prepared to take a leap of faith and bet on herself. So she did. Now she runs her own company. She got clarity, so she got moving. (By the way, we didn’t ask Raubi to write about her experience. She wanted to share her…
  • 4 Revelations that Drove Me to Quit My Job and Start a Business

    Raubi Perilli
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Someone in this room is going to change everything because they cared. Seth Godin and his round-framed glasses stared back at a room filled with ambitious entrepreneurs-in-training, and I looked around wondering who would be the next person to “change everything.” That’s how my experience at Copyblogger’s Authority event in 2014 began — looking into the audience like I wasn’t part of the audience. Still not seeing myself as someone who could take a chance and grow my own business. But that’s not how I ended my experience. By the conclusion of the…
  • How to Launch a Podcast Network

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In previous episodes of New Rainmaker with Brian Clark, Brian and Robert Bruce have discussed the “why” of starting a podcast (or podcast network). In this one, they talk about the “how.” As many of you know by now, it has been almost two weeks since Copyblogger Media launched an on-demand audio network called Rainmaker.FM. Thanks to you, things have gone pretty well in that time. What you don’t yet know is the story behind that launch — the planning, production, and marketing of the 10 distinct shows that are currently airing. Not to mention the next crop…
  • Go as Far as You Can, then Let Someone Else Pull You Back

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a brilliant entrepreneur who has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet — in fact, he looks at 1,000 pages per week. He is co-founder of Unbounce, a company that allows marketers to build, publish, and A/B test landing pages without an IT department or knowledge of HTML. Prior to starting Unbounce, he honed his branding skills as Creative Director at Bodog, an online poker powerhouse. He coined the term Conversion Centered Design. He is also an opinionated writer and speaker. Now, let’s hack … Oli Gardner. In this…
  • Can You Be a Writer and an Editor-in-Chief?

    Rainmaker.FM
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    An editor’s job could be viewed as a writer’s safety net — an opportunity to catch and correct mistakes before the general public views a writer’s work. But what if an editor regards a section of text as a mistake and the writer regards that same section as an integral part of his work of art? Right before Rainmaker.FM launched, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman got the chance to talk to her co-worker, Copyblogger Media’s Chief Content Writer Demian Farnworth, about the fragile nature of writer-editor relationships. In this 65-minute episode of…
 
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    Macworld

  • Adobe Comp CC review: Quickly sketch out InDesign drafts on an iPad

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Adobe’s renewed push into mobile has produced a veritable fleet of slick iOS apps aimed at creative artists, but has thus far neglected designers who rely upon traditional page layout software. With today’s release of Comp CC for the iPad, Adobe has finally given InDesign users something to get excited about.Instead of being chained to the desktop while roughing out an initial draft, designers can now create more freely from nearly anywhere using only an iPad, safe in the knowledge the work they’ve done so far will actually be part of the final project.Comp it up Adobe Comp CC is the…
  • Apple preps basic and fancy shopping experiences for Watch buyers

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Buying an Apple Watch won’t be as simple as wandering into your local Apple Store and pointing out the device you want, like it is with most other Apple products. Expect more of a “journey,” if 9to5Mac’s latest reports about the watch-buying experience are accurate.Special treatment for high rollers Watch Edition buyers will get the white-glove treatment, as you would guess from a shopping trip that could end in a $10,000 to $17,000 sale. If you’re interested in dropping some serious cash on a watch, Apple will set you up with an hour-long personalized appointment away from the…
  • The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    If you’re ready to defect to the iPhone from Android or BlackBerry, the Apple Store will welcome you with open arms—and some store credit. Apple retail stores are expanding their trade-in programs beyond the iPhone and iPad to include “select” smartphones from other manufacturers. Word of the new program first appeared on individual store websites, as spotted by 9to5Mac. Apple has been offering credit for old iPhones and iPads at its retail stores since 2013. The company also accepts old Apple products and Windows PCs through its Reuse and Recycle website. This is the first time Apple…
  • Tim Cook op-ed: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    "This is about how we treat each other as human beings."(washingtonpost.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    You already use Amazon to buy computers, skateboards, and diapers. Now the company wants to sell you a plumber. On Monday, the online retailer launched Amazon Home Services, a marketplace for home repairs and installations. The revamped section of Amazon's site offers a wide array of services with everything from electrical work to car stereo installation to voice lessons. Although the AHS name is new, Amazon has actually offered handyman listings for several months in a few limited markets. Reuters first reported on Amazon's installation and repair ambitions last June. And in November,…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 1)

    David Tucker
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    In a previous article1 I introduced mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) which aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. The next step is implementing a complete demo application using those ideas. Through this real working application, you will be able to see the areas in which MBaaS provides value. This first part will walk you through a messaging application demo powered by the Kinvey application and explore how to leverage user management, file storage and the data store. The second part will complete…
  • How To Keep Framework Development Simple And Bug-Free

    Ben Gremillion
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    It’s just like that for your product, too: people rely on our products to work. Bugs erode trust, which in turn loses customers. So when we began updating Foundation, a responsive CSS framework, we wanted to ensure everything worked. Thoroughly. We know that many people rely on our software for their work, and maintaining that trust is paramount. In this article you’ll learn our methodology for testing responsively, not just on a case by case, page-from-PSD comp. See, we’ve developed a certain system to make sure that nothing’s broken at launch on different devices.
  • Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Webmaster Tools

    Tim Jensen
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Back in 2013, Google officially announced1 that it would begin to penalize websites that provide a faulty user experience on mobile devices. Specific examples included redirecting inner URLs to a home page when viewed in a mobile version of a website, as well as showing 404 errors to people attempting to access pages on mobile. Toward the end of 2014, a Google spokesperson hinted that the mobile user experience would become a ranking factor2. In January 2015, a number of website owners received messages warning about mobile usability issues on their websites, linking to a section of Webmaster…
  • Help Your Content Go Anywhere With A Mobile Content Strategy

    Kerry Crawford
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    You’ve put a lot of thought, time and effort into creating great content, and you want users to have a great experience with your content. While you might have created the best content in the world, you don’t get to choose how users access it. That’s why it’s important to make sure your content works beautifully on every platform and device, desktop, mobile or something else entirely. Before you panic, I’m not advocating that you create individual content strategies for each device or network that your content is published to. That would be crazy, and it wouldn’t necessarily work…
  • Browser Input Events: Can We Do Better Than The Click?

    Dustan Kasten
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Responding to user input is arguably the core of what we do as interface developers. In order to build responsive web products, understanding how touch, mouse, pointer and keyboard actions and the browser work together is key. You have likely experienced the 300-millisecond delay1 in mobile browsers or wrestled with touchmove2 versus scrolling3. In this article we will introduce the event cascade and use this knowledge to implement a demo of a tap event that supports the many input methods while not breaking in proxy browsers such as Opera Mini. Overview Three primary input methods are used…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • 'Tricky issues' remain at Iran talks

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    It's crunch time for the nuclear talks with Iran.
  • Boston bombing jurors weep

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Prosecutors presented gruesome testimony about how a bomb Dzhokar Tsarnaev placed at the Boston Marathon tore through the bodies of 8-year-old Martin Richard and 23-year-old Lingzi Lu. FULL STORY
  • Indiana law unleashes firestorm

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Paper: Co-pilot feared medical issues may stop him

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Germanwings co-pilot may have deliberately crashed Flight 9525 in the French Alps because he was afraid his medical problems could prevent him from flying, according to German tabloid newspaper Bild. FULL STORY
  • Blogger hacked to death

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh street in full view of horrified onlookers, blogger Washiqur Rahman doubled down.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Travel Photographers: This Webcast on my Dubai trip is for you!

    Scott Kelby
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you’re into travel photography (or just want to learn some interesting things about one of the most amazing places on this planet), then you’re invited to join us for a FREE travel photography Webcast this Thursday night at 7pm called “Unpacking Dubai.”RC and Brad (who were both in Dubai this month), will be joining me, plus we’ll be giving away some goodies, including a big beautiful print from my trip. We’ll be taking your questions live on the air, and sharing everything from photography tips and techniques to the post processing side of it…
  • Twitter’s Periscope App is Simply Awesome!!!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Greetings from Holland (well, greetings from 33,000 feet above Holland — I’m on my way back from speaking at the Professional Imaging show in Nijkerk – awesome experience — more on that coming soon).OK, let’s talk about Periscope, a FREE app from Twitter (for IOS only at this point), that lets you broadcast live from anywhere you have a connection to the Internet and people can chat with you live (type questions), and visually experience exactly what you’re seeing. It is one of the most fun social media experiences I’ve had. As my buddy Frank Doorhof…
  • “Howdy” From Holland!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Moose Peterson’s Safari Adventure Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.KelbyOne Live Want to learn from Scott Kelby or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they’re…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tom Bol!

    Brad Moore
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    NEW FRONTIERSAll photographers have familiar subject matter. Maybe you are wedding photographer, a sports shooter or a headshot specialist. You cover similar events and subjects year after year. The natural progression is you start asking yourself, ‘is there a different way to photograph this familiar subject?’ Sometimes unique perspectives or new locations prompt spikes in creativity and original ideas. Sometimes new lighting or post processing creates fresh looks. And other times new gear comes along that lets you realize new possibilities.I’ve been photographing adventure sports for…
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

    James Maher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sometimes an expression can cut you like a knife. One of the most fascinating things about street photography is that it can be so hard to pinpoint the reasons why one photograph works and another does not. A good street photograph can be sharp or it can be blurry; it can be in contrasty light or in soft and even light; it can be an energetic scene with layers of people or it can be a quiet shot with nobody in it. It gets further complicated when you start to think about the ideas, moods, and feelings that your images suggest. Despite this lack of certainty, I believe there are two…
  • How to Mix Ambient Light and Fill-Flash for Outdoor Portraits

    Craig Beckta
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have ever wondered how to improve your outdoor portraits. Turn off your Smartphone, shuffle your schedule, and make sure you read every single word on this page. Because outdoor portrait lighting secrets will finally be revealed. Below is an example of one of my typical on-location lighting setups. It consists of a studio strobe with a battery pack and a Westcott 35″ Deep Parabolic Zeppelin modifier. I am guessing you have most likely stumbled upon this article because you are searching for a way to improve your outdoor portraits. If you would like to capture perfectly exposed…
  • 5 Simple Yet Clever Ways to Impress Your Photography Clients

    Julia May
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    While a satisfied client is the fuel for further sales and word of mouth, an excited client is the jet engine for your marketing. Unfortunately, many photographers don’t know how to turn regular customers into fans. In this article you’ll find five simple, time-proven techniques of impressing your photography clients and building a long-lasting relationship from an ordinary photo shoot. 1. Be Professional Image by niekverlaan You should portray a professional image of yourself right from the beginning. This doesn’t necessarily involve spending hundreds of dollars on premium graphic…
  • 5 Tips for Doing Candid Wedding Photography

    Bobby Roy
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Weddings have changed drastically in the past few years. Couples want more from a wedding these days, they don’t want the traditional, normal photography anymore. They frequently ask for documentary or candid wedding photography because it captures the emotions of not only the couple, but also the guests enjoying themselves without lining them up in front of the camera. But, candid photography is so much more than just pointing your camera at people and shooting away to glory. You, as a photographer, need to know and understand the finer nuances involved in candid wedding photography;…
  • Overview of the New Affinity Photo Editing Software

    Suzi Pratt
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    In early February, software company Serif announced the free beta version of Affinity Photo, a Mac-only photo editing program said to rival the likes of other editing tools, including the standards for creative professionals, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In this article, I’ll walk through the public beta version of Affinity Photo and describe some pros and cons to using this new software. Affinity Photo Basics At the moment, Affinity Photo beta is available as a free online download and is compatible with Apple OSX Lion 10.7.5, and up. Some key features that move Affinity up in…
 
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  • Google Glass app can help socially awkward penguins speak in public

    Mariella Moon
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Fear of public speaking is quite common, and chances are you either know someone who has it or you suffer from the phobia yourself. This smart glass app called Rhema, created by researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University ...
  • Vibrating pen makes it easier for Parkinson's patients to write

    Mariella Moon
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:33 am
    The ARC pen pictured above might look laughably large, but it could be the perfect option for folks with Parkinson's disease. It was created by a group of students from UK's Royal College of Art and the Imperial College London to combat a Parkinson's...
  • Ancient eye potion proves highly effective against MRSA

    Andrew Tarantola
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    What do you get when you mix leeks, garlic, wine and bull gall, then ferment it in a copper pot for nine days? In the Anglo-Saxon era, this concoction made a terrific treatment for eye styes but recently researchers have found it equally effective ag...
  • LG will unveil its next flagship phone on April 28th

    Mariella Moon
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    LG is scheduled to drop something big on April 28th. And if the "G's" in the save the date invites (above) it sent out to the press is any indication, we can most likely expect its next G-series flagship phone. Besides, several Korean publications al...
  • Toyota is bringing automatic braking to lower-priced cars

    Jon Fingas
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    You won't have to splurge on a luxury car (or a pricey option package) just to get a vehicle that will brake by itself in a crisis. Toyota has launched a strategy that will bring automatic braking to most of its lineup, not just premium rides. The te...
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    Strobist

  • 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.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

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

  • Yale acquires Meserve-Kunhardt Collection with iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Yale has announced the acquisition of the Meserve-Kunhardt Collection, which is comprised of more than 73,000 items including portraits of Abraham Lincoln. The collection was assembled by Frederick Hill Meserve and his daughter Dorothy Meserve, and serves to document American history spanning from the Civil War up to the 19th century. Read more
  • Mint introduces Instantflex TL70 instant film TLR camera

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Polaroid camera repair and maintenance company Mint has introduced its own instant camera called the Mint Instantflex TL70. Fitted with a 65.4mm lens the camera offers aperture settings of f/5.6, f/8, f/16 and f/32 with an additional setting called f/bokeh – which creates a 5-pointed star shaped aperture. The Instantflex also features a flip-up flash unit housed above the viewing lens. Read more
  • DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    In many users' pockets consumer-level digital compact cameras have been replaced by smartphones. The cameras of the latter don't usually have zoom lenses or xenon flashes but image sensor technology has been rapidly improving, making smartphones important photographic tools for many. We've made a list in no particular order our current favorite smartphone cameras for those who are looking to buy their first smartphone or upgrade their current device. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    'Whales made me do it' isn't exactly what we expected to hear when we asked DPR reader Raymond Pang how he got started in photography. Then again, he's not really your typical photographer. When he couldn't find an app to help him plan out shoots in advance, he learned iOS app development and created one. Take a look at some of his images and read more in our Q&A. See gallery
  • Lee Filters introduces updates to super-wide SW system to fit more lenses and reduce flare

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post — I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop, and if you do that I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s  why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.   You do this under Photoshop’s…
  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:” 1. Luis Gutierrez 2. Willem Havenaar  3. Muthanna 4. Azel Jacob 5. Yasnier Jauma 6. Cherie Barrett 7. Juan David Hurtado G. 8. bogusz 9. Brett A. Wheeler  10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show! We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along. The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at http://adriansommeling.com/ ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Original Image One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.”  To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Review: The BrydgeAir Keyboard Turns Your iPad Air 2 Into a Mini MacBook

    Juli Clover
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    After we published our review of the ClamCase Pro keyboard for the iPad Air 2, some of our readers suggested that we take a look at other iPad keyboards available on the market. We decided to take MacRumors readers up on that suggestion, and over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at several keyboards designed for Apple's newest tablet, the iPad Air 2. We're kicking things off with a review of the BrydgeAir keyboard, which is able to work with both the original iPad Air and the iPad Air 2. Much like the ClamCase Pro we previously looked at, the all-aluminum BrydgeAir is designed to turn the…
  • Apple Watch Recreated in 800-Brick Nanoblock Sculpture

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    With just under a month until the April 24 launch date of the Apple Watch, internationally renowned Nanoblock artist Christopher Tan has re-created the Apple Watch in block form in anticipation of the wearable's release next month. As Tan notes, the sculpture is a 2.6x scale model of the 42mm Apple Watch created from over 800 pieces of Nanoblock, which is a popular building block product in Japan, akin to LEGO. Tan says he's "been a long-time Apple fan" and is "eagerly anticipating the Apple Watch." Tan has been creating Apple-related Nanoblock structures for a while now, last year debuting a…
  • FDA Taking 'Almost Hands-Off Approach' to Regulating Apple Watch and Similar Wearables

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    As Apple and other companies create products capable of providing more and more detailed health-related information, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give the companies creating these devices breathing room to manufacture the devices free, for the most part, from the scrutiny of the agency (via Bloomberg Business). The FDA's associate director for digital health, Bakul Patel, noted that while the agency will be more lenient on devices aimed at simply improving the lifestyle of its customers, more health-invasive features, like a glucose monitor app on the Apple Watch, will…
  • Eyefi Review: Hands-On With the Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi-Connected SD Card

    Juli Clover
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Popular WiFi-connected SD card manufacturer Eyefi recently released a brand new product, the Eyefi Mobi Pro. For those unfamiliar with Eyefi, the company makes WiFi-connected SD cards to give people a way to quickly transfer photos from their cameras to their Macs, iPhones, and iPads, even when a WiFi network is unavailable. The company's newest card, the Eyefi Mobi Pro offers 32GB of storage, support for RAW file transfers, and a wireless transfer feature that lets users selectively choose which photos to upload. When used on a home WiFi network, the Mobi Pro lets users transfer images at…
  • Apple Watch Learns Runners' Strides Over Time, Becoming More Independent From iPhone

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    After talking with Tim Cook onstage at the March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, model Christy Turlington Burns has kept a weekly blog on Apple's official website with updates on her preparations for the London Marathon next month. In this week's post, Burns mentions in passing that the Watch will not only learn a user's stride after a few exercises when paired with an iPhone, after a while the Watch will be able to act independently in tracking fitness-related stats without needing to be tethered to an iPhone at all (via MacObserver). Burns shows off the ease of exchanging Apple Watch bands…
 
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