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  • Cheat sheet for satisfying the family’s tech support needs

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    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Do you play the role at family gatherings of fixing everything tech-related that no one else can bother understanding? Would you like to be to get out of other unpleasant chores? The post Cheat sheet for satisfying the family’s tech support needs appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How the world lost interest in Kobani

    Megan Specia
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    It was the perfect media story: Good versus Evil, frightened civilians hunkering down in a border town besieged by extremist fighters, aerial bombardments easily filmed from the safe vantage point of a nearby hill See also: How the Media's Focus on Kobani Obscures the War in Syria For two weeks beginning in late September, the world was gripped by the dramatic fight for the small Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria. Watching the coverage, it seemed this might be a defining battle against Islamic State militants And then the coverage all but disappeared — and with it, the…
  • Demand For Ebola Gear In U.S. Further Strains Response In Africa

    Fast Company
    Ainsley O'Connell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Shortages loom for treatment centers even as protective suit manufacturers increase their output.After two Ebola deaths on U.S. soil, hospitals moved fast to implement new safety procedures and buy the full-body protective suits designed to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to the deadly virus. But those well-intentioned precautionary measures are having an unintended consequence: exacerbating gear shortages in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.Read Full Story
  • Uber Is Literally Sucking The Money Out Of Its Rivals In India

    Jon Russell
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
     This is what happens when you raise more than $1 billion in funding and want to build a strong network across the world. Read More
  • A three-step marketing ladder

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Action Awareness is when someone knows you exist. The knock-knock part of the knock-knock joke, the person who has another interest and trust to want to know more.  Awareness is sexy You don't need to be known by everyone (or even most people) merely the right ones Awareness probably isn't as much of your problem as you think it is Awareness-seeking is addictive (and easy to measure) Education is the story we tell, the transfer of information and…
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  • Cheat sheet for satisfying the family’s tech support needs

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Do you play the role at family gatherings of fixing everything tech-related that no one else can bother understanding? Would you like to be to get out of other unpleasant chores? The post Cheat sheet for satisfying the family’s tech support needs appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 5 amazing photos of snowflakes

    Deanne Mayall
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Canada’s weather channel asked viewers to submit photos of snowflakes and the results are fantastic. They’ve posted their top 5 picks on their website. Beautiful. See them here: The Weather Network. More stories about Photography. Photo credit: The post 5 amazing photos of snowflakes appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Stunning footage of the Netherlands’ tallest tower was worth the wait [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:52 pm
    If you thought the only noteworthy things about the Netherlands were tulips, windmills, weed, and the Red Light District, this film will convince you otherwise. The post Stunning footage of the Netherlands’ tallest tower was worth the wait [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Before I die… People write their dreams on an art installation

    Deanne Mayall
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Wow, check this out. Artist and designer Candy Chang, covered an abandoned house in New Orleans with chalkboard paint, and then wrote: Before I die I want to …. And then she left and let people do their thing. Chang says that she was surprised that the house was full of anonymous thoughts and dreams … The post Before I die… People write their dreams on an art installation appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • OPEC: What is it and why are we hearing so much about it these days?

    Deanne Mayall
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:46 pm
    We hear about OPEC daily. But do you know what that really is? I wanted to learn more and did some searching and reading and found a few articles that were helpful. It matters because it hits our pocketbook. For now, in a positive way: The price of gas at the pump is going down. … The post OPEC: What is it and why are we hearing so much about it these days? appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • How the world lost interest in Kobani

    Megan Specia
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    It was the perfect media story: Good versus Evil, frightened civilians hunkering down in a border town besieged by extremist fighters, aerial bombardments easily filmed from the safe vantage point of a nearby hill See also: How the Media's Focus on Kobani Obscures the War in Syria For two weeks beginning in late September, the world was gripped by the dramatic fight for the small Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria. Watching the coverage, it seemed this might be a defining battle against Islamic State militants And then the coverage all but disappeared — and with it, the…
  • 11 film sequels that don't exist but probably should

    Max Knoblauch
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hollywood is sequel obsessed Dumb and Dumber To marks the third film in that universe, there will be roughly 1,000 super hero movies released in the next 10 years and almost every studio has a major franchised reboot in the works. They can't stop, they won't stop See also: 15 Minimalist Illustrations of Iconic Cars in Film An art exhibition in Los Angeles called "Sequel" aims to give viewers a glimpse of what could have been, or could soon be, by featuring posters for movie sequels that don't actually exist. Think of it like the ghosts of Hollywood yet to come. While some of the posters are a…
  • German Shepherd does not care for his owner's singing in the shower

    Andrea Romano
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This pup could use some ear plugs. German Shepherd Maximus howls along with his owner as he sings Eduard Khil's "Trolololo" song. While his owner's voice may be pleasing to our human ears, Maximus does not seem to enjoy the sound of a powerful baritone. Or perhaps, he just doesn't want to share the spotlight. Hundreds pour into New York's Union Square in solidarity with Ferguson Jennifer Aniston pranks reporter into thinking she's a terrible person 'Love Actually' is actually a huge bummer 'Jurassic World' trailer arrives in all its deadly hybrid-dinosaur glory Read more... More about Viral…
  • Hong Kong police arrest key student protest leaders

    The Associated Press
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people, including key student leaders. Police in helmets swiftly cleared obstructions from the 2-month-old protest site in Mong Kok, across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the financial district. Some officers used shears to cut apart plastic ties holding together metal barricades while others tore down tents and canopies and carried away other objects, including a sofa.
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' crowned the only winner that made sense

    Sandra Gonzalez
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    There are instances when a good shocking TV moment will cause viewers delight and joy. But let's be honest, a show like Dancing With the Stars is not one that benefits from surprise finales After weeks of watching stars and pros kill themselves in the name of dance, it's nice to see the most skilled person take the mirrorball trophy See also: After part 1 of 'Dancing With The Stars' finals, it's clear who deserves to win this season Luckily, that's exactly what happened this year Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson were crowned DWTS champs, beating out Janel and Val and Sadie and Mark The…
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  • Demand For Ebola Gear In U.S. Further Strains Response In Africa

    Ainsley O'Connell
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Shortages loom for treatment centers even as protective suit manufacturers increase their output.After two Ebola deaths on U.S. soil, hospitals moved fast to implement new safety procedures and buy the full-body protective suits designed to protect doctors and nurses from exposure to the deadly virus. But those well-intentioned precautionary measures are having an unintended consequence: exacerbating gear shortages in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.Read Full Story
  • Apple Hits $700 Billion Market Cap—A New Record

    Chris Gayomali
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    The last record was set in September 2012.Apple's last market cap peak was in September 2012, when it hit $658 billion. The last few years saw AAPL dip until June, when the company seemingly bowed to outside pressure and split its stock.Read Full Story
  • Facebook's Abbreviated Privacy Update, Even More Abbreviated

    Chris Gayomali
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Here's the important stuff.Keeping up with Facebook's shape-shifting privacy terms can feel like tilting at windmills: It's an impossible task for anyone, even the most digitally savvy among us. It's why Facebook has taken it upon itself to demystify its privacy safeguards with friendlier, easier-to-understand language—but it's still a lot to take in.Read Full Story
  • Self-Driving Cars Could Steal The Last Of Your Free Time

    Mark Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    New concepts from Mercedes and Ideo reveal something scary. Your commute could be claimed for you...or for your boss.We know self-driving cars are coming for us—in fact, by 2040, 75% of the cars on the road may be self-driving. But what will your commute look like when it doesn't require you to drive anymore?Read Full Story
  • Chase This Holographic Chicken Around Your House Before You Eat It IRL

    Sydney Brownstone
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    The "Future Hunter-Gatherer" allows the whole family to participate in a kind of gamified Seamless, if ordering dinner meant killing or harvesting it first.A lot tends to go missing from the modern dinner. How often do we sacrifice greens, whole grains, or a structured sense of communal ritual in favor of a quick slice on the walk home? But that's not all that's missing from one of the most important meals of the day. Dinner is also missing holographic animals that you can unleash in your house for your children to hunt and kill.Read Full Story
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • A three-step marketing ladder

    Seth Godin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Action Awareness is when someone knows you exist. The knock-knock part of the knock-knock joke, the person who has another interest and trust to want to know more.  Awareness is sexy You don't need to be known by everyone (or even most people) merely the right ones Awareness probably isn't as much of your problem as you think it is Awareness-seeking is addictive (and easy to measure) Education is the story we tell, the transfer of information and…
  • Sign your work

    Seth Godin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We expect authors, painters and singers to identify themselves, to sign the work they do. And surgeons and lawyers as well. What about managers, committee members, engineers and everyone else who makes something? Who made this policy? Who designed this menu? Who approved this project? If you're not proud of it, don't ship it. If you are, sign your work and own the results. We'll know who to thank. If you work for a place where work goes unsigned (internally, in particular) it's worth asking why.        
  • The jobs only you can do

    Seth Godin
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    One of the milestones every entrepreneur passes is when she stops thinking of people she hires as expensive ("I could do that job for free") and starts thinking of them as cheap ("This frees me up to do something more profitable.") When you get rid of every job you do that could be done by someone else, something needs to fill your time. And what you discover is that you're imagining growth, building partnerships, rethinking the enterprise (working on your business instead of in it, as the emyth guys would say). Right now, you don't even see those jobs, because you're busy doing things that…
  • A little more than a bushel, a little bit less

    Seth Godin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Marketing works best when the effort you put into it is a little more than you think you need and a lot more than the market expects from your project. And projects work best when the amount you need to get done is a little less than the resources you have available. Marketing rewards a taut system, a show of confidence, the ability to be where you need to be with a true story that works. Projects reward slack, the ability to keep your schedule and your quality, to watch the critical path and to make smart decisions. The common errors, then: Pick too big an arena for your marketing, and seem…
  • The tragedy of the last 10%

    Seth Godin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    In a competitive market, if you do the work to lower your price by 10%, your market share grows. If you dig in deep, analyze, reengineer and make thoughtful changes, you can lower your price another 10%. This leads to an even bigger jump in market share. The third time (or maybe the fourth, or even before then), you only achieve a 10% savings by cutting safety, or quality, or reliability. You cut corners, certainly. The last 10% costs your workers the chance to make a decent living, it costs your suppliers the opportunity to treat their people with dignity, and it costs you your reputation.
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  • The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens

    Devon Maloney
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is awfully violent—especially when you consider it's a movie made for tweens. But is it too grim for them? Turns out, it's probably breeding more empathy, not less. The post The Violence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Is Actually Good for Teens appeared first on WIRED.
  • Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q

    John Mix Meyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I've always been a huge Persona fan. But even I have my limits. The post Adorable Characters Hack Through Brutally Difficult Dungeons in Persona Q appeared first on WIRED.
  • Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite

    Aaron Rudger, Keynote
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Technology writer Nicholas Carr caused a stir in 2003 when the Harvard Business Review published his article with the provocative title “IT Doesn’t Matter.” Carr argued that IT had become an industrial infrastructure commodity just like railroads and electric power. Since IT is so widely available, it gives no one company a competitive advantage but […] The post Surviving the Digital Revolution: IT’s New Role With the C-Suite appeared first on WIRED.
  • The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing

    Klint Finley
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing. The post The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering

    Adam Evans, RelateIQ
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers […] The post Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts

    Darren Rowse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    On a recent webinar over at I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear your experience on the question because I’m very aware that my approach is just one of many ways to go about generating blog post ideas. 1. Questions from Readers Perhaps the #1 place I get inspiration for blog posts is the inspiration for this one – a question from a reader. As I look back at the most popular posts here on…
  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

    Guest Blogger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board”? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There are thousands of expressions just like the one above, causing us problems on…
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to answer five questions about how to make your tech blog a success. What do you think are the essentials a tech blog should have in order to be successful? Define success! For some, it might be just getting an industry discussion going. Others might want to build a media…
  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Darren Rowse
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change in how people arrive on my blog (Digital Photography School) over last 3 years. I doubt the results will surprise anyone. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. When I look at the last period in the chart in more detail and look at just this month (November) the trend continues…
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
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  • Five Terabytes of External Storage for $130

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The advertised $150 $140 price for this Seagate 5TB External was already a great deal. Getting it for $130 is that much sweeter. [Seagate]Read more...
  • The Open, Communal Office Behind the Movember Movement

    Melanie Pinola
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Open offices aren't everyone's cup of tea , but Movember's open office matches the organization's values and purpose.Read more...
  • This Chart Shows the "Superfoods" Backed with Some Scientific Evidence

    Patrick Allan
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you're doing some research on popular "superfoods" and you're wondering which ones may have some credibility, this interactive chart shows which ones have the most scientific evidence to back them up based on studies and research.Read more...
  • The Differences Between Synthetic, Real World, and Hybrid Benchmarks

    Patrick Allan
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Determining how much power a computer has is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Nowadays benchmark tests are used to determine the power of your machines and here are the differences between the three most common types of tests out there.Read more...
  • You Still Get Something When You Quit

    Patrick Allan
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Some of us look at quitting as unacceptable. We're told that we should never give up on what we're pursuing, but knowledge and experience are not "all or nothing" things. Sometimes it's okay to quit.Read more...
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  • Yahoo and Microsoft Court Apple as Google's Safari Search Engine Deal Expires in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Apple renewed its maps and search partnership with Google in 2010, but with that contract reportedly set to end in 2015, both Yahoo and Microsoft are actively vying to be the next default search provider for Apple's Safari products, reports The Information. Both Microsoft and Yahoo have existing relationships with Apple, with Yahoo providing stock data to iOS and Microsoft supplying Siri with Bing search results. Executives from both companies have reportedly already approached Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, about a potential agreement that could…
  • Apple's Market Capitalization Hits Record $700 Billion

    Eric Slivka
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Apple's stock continues its strong recent performance, hitting another milestone today with a market capitalization of $700 billion and once again setting a new standard as the highest market cap in history before pulling back slightly. The mark comes less than two weeks after Apple's market cap passed $660 billion to set its first new high in two years. The company's market capitalization has doubled since Tim Cook was named CEO in August 2011. Apple's stock is up nearly 60 percent over the past year and up 24 percent since the company's October 16 media event, which was followed…
  • Universal Studios Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Movie, Michael Fassbender to Star

    Husain Sumra
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Just under a week after Sony Pictures dropped the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie, Universal Studios has picked it up, according to The Wrap. X-Men: First Class star Michael Fassbender is also now attached to star as Jobs. Universal Pictures has picked up the Steve Jobs biopic less than a week after it was dropped by Sony, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.Sony suddenly dropped the film last Wednesday after it had developed it for two years. One report indicated the studio dropped the movie because of the shooting schedule. Director Danny Boyle wanted to start…
  • Apple Releases Two New iPhone 6 Ads: 'Reservations' and 'Gamers'

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Apple today launched two new ads featuring the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are once again voiced by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake and highlight features like the iPhone 6's gaming capabilities and its ability to relay phone calls to Macs and iPads. In the first humorous ad, entitled "Gamers," the focus is on the A8 chip in the iPhone 6, with the ad showing off the recently released multiplayer online battle arena game Vainglory. "The A8 chip is so powerful it brings gaming to the next level. I mean if you're into that kind of thing," says Fallon, before bantering with Timberlake…
  • Job Listing Points Towards Apple's Continued Interest in Virtual Reality

    Juli Clover
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Over the past several years, Apple has expressed an interest in both virtual reality and augmented reality, and has applied for a number of patents related to both technologies. The company has explored a goggle-like video headset that would possibly allow for 3-D viewing, much like the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, it's looked into a motion-sensing virtual 3D user interface for iOS devices, and it's explored 3-D "hyper-reality" displays. While many companies are following in the footsteps of Oculus VR and have already introduced virtual reality hardware, there has been little to no…
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  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on
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  • Jay Baer on “Generosity Marketing” and the Power of Business Podcasting

    Brian Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’d expect a guy who’s started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch to know a thing about marketing that works. And then, of course, he’d write the book on it. In this case, the guy is Jay Baer, and the book is Youtility, a guide so useful for effective marketing it’s becoming a franchise unto itself. In his spare time, Jay is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, podcaster, angel investor, new media personality, and restless entrepreneur who can’t help but add just one more project to his portfolio. I asked Jay to be the first in a series of…
  • Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility

    Yael Grauer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn about their emotional states. But when you communicate with your audience, you need to strike the right emotional balance. In fact, getting heavy-handed with emotional appeal in your writing can backfire and potentially harm your credibility. The dangers of overstating the problem If you really know your readers, you know their pain points.
  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

    Steven Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning how to create landing pages that convert is a smart way to help you build your career online. So, what’s even more fun than a list of rhymes that help you learn the fundamentals of effective landing pages? An infographic that visually depicts each rhyme! Landing page rhyme time The ultra-creative Lauren Mancke designed this handy guide to…
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
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  • Mac Gems: Calcbot syncs your calculation history between Mac and iOS

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Tapbot's apps carry a distinctive aesthetic, looking like they were fused together from sheets of metal. You will find this design at work in Tweetbot, a popular Twitter app on OS X and iOS, and in the $2 iOS calculator Calcbot. Calcbot joins Tweetbot in leaping to the desktop. It's a tougher sell on OS X than iOS, as Apple's Calculator app, built in to OS X, is already full-featured. Just like Apple's stock option, Calcbot does RPN, has a scientific mode, converts units of measurements, and saves the displays the calculation history in a pop-out tape. To read this article in full or to…
  • Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’ feeds. This is not a way to buy things on Twitter; it’s a tool to add a discount to your credit or debit card, which can be redeemed in physical stores. The data stands to give Twitter a huge leg up on gauging the effectiveness of its ads on in-store sales.If enough people go along with it, that is.Starting in the U.S. only, a handful of…
  • The Week in Mac Apps: Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with Mickey

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Photos, paper designs, travel, and fun with MickeyThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps has a bit of Disney magic in it, combined with more serious tools for travelers, scientists, photographers, and those who like to keep tabs on their time.Inform 1.54Graham Nelson’s Inform (Mac App Store Link) is a design tool that helps you design interactive fiction.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Antivirus firm Bitdefender unveiled a hardware security appliance for home networks Tuesday that aims to protect devices by scanning network traffic to detect and block potential security threats. The new Bitdefender BOX is a mix between a router, network firewall and intrusion prevention system. It can sit behind an existing router, connected to one of its ethernet ports, it can be placed in front of a router, so that it also protects the router from Internet-based attacks, or can act itself as a router. The device has a single-core 400 MHz MIPS microprocessor, 16 MB Flash memory, 64 MB DDR2…
  • Lyft aims to convert regular folks into casual carpoolers with Driver Destination

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Car-hailing apps are on a never-ending quest to recruit more drivers to cultivate a reputation of reliability. Lyft, Uber, and other startups already rely on regular people using their own cars to offer rides, but a new Lyft product called Driver Destination aims to unlock a new kind of driver: one who never would have driven for Lyft before. Driver Destination launched Tuesday as part of Lyft’s Line carpooling service. It lets drivers find one or two passengers to pick along their regular routes, like on the way to school or work, as an easy way to make money and reduce the number of cars…
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  • “California, Here We Come…” Introducing SmashingConf Los Angeles 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Great conferences are the ones where you learn, connect and get inspired. We know that, and we put our hearts into crafting events that aren’t just great, but go way beyond expectations. Ready for the next one? With SmashingConf LA 20151, we’ve got a full package: our new US conference with two days packed with quality content, lots of networking and a few mysterious surprises. We thought you might want to join in, too. 2 About The Conference When preparing a conference, we care deeply about how practical and valuable it will be. We look into things that have or haven’t…
  • Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Christmas is only a month away, and it’s time to add a few festive icons to your projects, or just freshen up your good ‘ol Christmas cards which you may be planning to give out to your family, friends, colleagues, and perhaps even strangers. Today, we’re happy to release the Christmas Icon Set, a set of 24 icons that are all available in AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats. This icon set was designed and created by Manuela Langella151 and is free to be used in private as well as commercial projects. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is…
  • How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

    Lawrence Howlett
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    So, your designers and developers have created a fantastic front-end design, which the client is delighted with, and your job now is to test it. Your heart begins to sink: Think of all the browsers, all the devices and all of these web pages you’ve got to test, not to mention the iterations and bug fixes. You need a front-end testing plan. This article shows you what to consider when creating a front-end testing plan and how to test efficiently accross browsers, devices and web pages. Benefits Of A Front-End Testing Plan Clarity on project’s scope Knowing which browsers and devices are…
  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
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  • Police spray water on protesters

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Officers in Ferguson, Missouri, spray water in order to disperse protesters.
  • 44 arrests in Ferguson

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    Like the night before, the tension here got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night.
  • Traveling? Expect long delays

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    If you're heading to the airport to fly to the East Coast for Thanksgiving, expect delays of three to six hours.
  • Cricket star fights for his life after being hit

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:27 am
    Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is fighting for his life in hospital, a day after he was felled by a sickening blow from a ball during a televised match in Sydney.
  • Paris police foil jewelry heist

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    A jewelry heist on one the world's most prestigious jewelry stores has been foiled, and both would-be thieves are in police custody after an attempted escape amidst a flurry of security forces, according to police, eyewitnesses and French media.
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  • My 9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

    Scott Kelby
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Welcome to my “9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (yes, last year I brought the “Gonzo” back after a brief break because just calling it a “Holiday Gear Guide” lacked that certain, I dunno, “gonzoness.”) So, I now bring you the blog-version of my “Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (which appears in the current issue of Photoshop User magazine, seen above) whose light burns brighter than a thousand suns (insert dramatic pause here), featuring an unbridled collection of 100% absolutely necessary gear that there’s no way we can see clear to live another minute of our…
  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Is Being a Photographer Synonymous With Being an Artist?

    Will G. MacNeil
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sure, the concept of photography falls under the realm of one the arts, but can you strictly label someone an artist based on their job or hobby? Photographers are everywhere nowadays. Beyond the thousands upon thousands of photographers who have businesses and make a living taking pictures, there are also all the families with cameras and anyone who halfway knows how to use a camera phone. Every single one of you who calls yourself a photographer has the opportunity, in my opinion, to call yourself an artist. The term artist has a powerful meaning that is non-discriminatory. You, as an…
  • How to get more from your printer – besides good quality prints!

    Sarah Hipwell
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Canon Pixma MG6350 All-in-one-printer If you like to print hard copies of your photos at home, how do you decide which inkjet printer to buy? With such a myriad of printers on the market it can be daunting which one to choose. However, similar to buying a camera, one main consideration will be how much do you want to spend. I bought a Canon PIXMA MG6350 a little over a year ago. As luck would have it, my local computer shop had the white version in stock for nearly 50 Euros ($62USD) less than the black one. The white one was my first choice. This is a high-end, multifunction, inkjet printer.
  • Getting to Know Your New Camera

    Andrew S. Gibson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    With my new camera I can set Film Simulation to black and white and the camera gives me a black and white view in the electronic viewfinder. I can also select the square format and see a square image. This is a great aid to composition. Finding and using helpful features like this is part of getting to know your new camera. I recently purchased a new camera and the process of learning to use it has been a good reminder of just how long the process can take. My new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a very different machine from the Canon EOS digital SLRs I’m accustomed to using, and it’s taken me a…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of bags. But only up until now, as I believe I have found my perfect…
  • Using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter to add Drama to the Sky

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this Adorama video Bryan Peterson shows you how he uses a 10 stop neutral density filter to take an image from average, to dynamic. The filter basically just blocks light allowing you to make longer exposures. In this city skyline shot it changes how the clouds appear in the final image. Filter mentioned in the video: B+W 10 stop neutral density filter Other dPS articles about using ND filters: Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography High Speed Sync Versus a Neutral Density Filter to Overcome Bright Sunlight in Portraits How to do Dreamy Landscape…
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  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 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 PDF PROvider [iOS Unive...
  • Play 2048 in your iPhone Today view with new iOS app

    Erica Sadun
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Some things exist solely because they can. The new 2048 game (US$0.99) for your iOS Today view isn't a particularly impressive implementation of the game or a great step forward in technology, but darned if we weren't excited to see someone do someth...
  • Jon Taffer's BarHQ app wants to increase your profits

    Victor Agreda Jr
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Jon Taffer took the business of bar consulting to a new level when SpikeTV decided to run the show Bar Rescue, featuring Taffer as the irascible host. Since then he's had season after season of showing the public how sharp he is at turning around eve...
  • [Fuse]Chicken goes natural with the LEDGE iPhone charging dock

    Steven Sande
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You'd expect a company named [Fuse]Chicken to be different, and they certainly have come up with some different products over the years. They started with the Bobine, then moved on to the togoDock and PLUGdock with a successful Indiegogo campaign. No...
  • Winn-Dixie supermarkets are now supporting Apple Pay

    John-Michael Bond
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Apple Pay has been wildly successful so far at high-end grocery store Whole Foods Market, with the service accounting for 0.91% of that chain's sales since launching. Now the service is launching at another major grocery chain. Winn-Dixie has announc...
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  • 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 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…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
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  • Updated: Enthusiast compact camera roundup

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    We're updating our 'What to buy and why' camera roundups to include new models introduced in 2014, and first up is the enthusiast compact camera class. These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems. Read more
  • Hasselblad introduces Stellar II luxury enthusiast compact

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Hasselblad has announced the Stellar II, an enthusiast compact 'not intended to be judged against other cameras'. According to Hasselbad. the Stellar II has been 'conceived and crafted exclusively for aficionados, collectors, and connoisseurs'. Like other recent Hasselblads, the Stellar II is essentially a rebadged Sony camera - the Cyber-shot RX100 II in this case. Available grip finishes include olive, walnut, padouk, and carbon fiber. You can pick one up for yourself at an MSRP of $2395/€1650. Click through to feast your eyes (just don't judge)
  • Nikon D750 shooting experience published

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    The Nikon D750 is a full-frame DSLR that mates features from the D810 with a 24MP sensor, providing a faster frame-rate than any non-pro full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Its comprehensive still and video photography specifications are aimed directly at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders. We've made a significant update to our D750 first impressions review including a shooting experience and studio scene analysis. Read more
  • Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • My “Magic Number” for Nice Subtle Edge Vignetting (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Adding a vignette (darkening the edges all the way around the image to focus the attention on your subject) is definitely one of those things you either love with the passion of a thousand burning suns, or you hate it with every fiber of your being. Most folks fall on one side or the other (kind of like people feel about HDR), but I think one reason is that, like HDR, people tend to greatly overdue their vignettes making them really obvious and over the top. Personally, I’m a fan of adding a very subtle vignette — one that you wouldn’t really even notice was there (a kind of…
  • Multi-Photo Poster Layout in Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Earlier today I posted this shot of me holding a poster I made with a photo I had taken of all 32 NFL teams (it took me literally seven years to shoot all 32, and I finally got there by shooting the last one just a few weeks back — it was the Baltimore Ravens that I still hadn’t shot). The poster is just for me — something to hang in my home office. Anyway, as soon as I posted it, some folks started asking how I did the layout. Luckily, last year I had done a shot Lightroom 5 tutorial using the same technique, but it was for an Audi R8 shoot I did. So, different photos, same…
  • TIP: You Can Custom The Crop Tool’s Print Aspect Ratio Sizes (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    You know those Custom Crop Tool Print Overlays that talked about in a earlier post? I showed overlays for 5×7 and 2×3, right? Well,  you’re not stuck with the Print Size ratios Adobe chose for you — you can choose the ratios you want to see by going to the Develop Module, click on the Crop tool; then go under the Tools menu, then under the Crop Guide Overlay and select “Choose Aspect Ratios” to bring up a dialog (Seen below) where you can choose which of the preset sizes you’d like displayed. The post TIP: You Can Custom The Crop Tool’s Print Aspect Ratio Sizes…
  • Lightroom 5.7 Update: More Camera Support & New LR Mobile Features (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Just in case you missed it — Adobe has released a free update to Lightroom — version 5.7 with lots of new cameras supported (including the Canon 7D Mark II and the Nikon D750) and some new features for Lightroom Mobile (including one that helps for client feedback), and an integrated Aperture/iPhoto importer. Check out the quick video from Adobe’s own Terry “T-Bone” White (below) on the new client feedback feature (it’s actually pretty cool).     The post Lightroom 5.7 Update: More Camera Support & New LR Mobile Features appeared first on…
  • TIP: Removing Keywords From Multiple Images (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    My buddy RC Concepcion did a short tip/tutorial over on the new KelbyOne blog on how to remove keywords from multiple images using the keyword panel. If you’ve got a quick minute, here’s the link.  The post TIP: Removing Keywords From Multiple Images appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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  • Worldwide Tablet Growth Expected to Slow to 7.2% in 2014 as iPad Sees First Yearly Decline

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    The worldwide tablet tablet market is expected to see a significant decline for 2014, according to reports from the International Data Corporation. The tablet market's year-over-year growth is expected to be 7.2% this year, down from 52.5% in 2013. According to the analysts, one of the central reasons for the market slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will be the first year Apple will see a decline in iPad shipments. IDC expects Apple to ship 64.9 million iPads this calendar year, a decline of 12.7 percent from 2013. Capturing 67.7 percent market share and shipping 159.5 million devices,…
  • BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhones in Limited-Time Passport 'Trade-Up' Program

    Mitchel Broussard
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Seeking to attract iPhone users to its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry yesterday announced a new Blackberry Trade-Up Program offering customers up to $550 (CA$600) to trade in an iPhone 4s or higher towards the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport. The program begins December 1 and offers the full $550 only when trading in an excellent condition iPhone 6, or presumably an iPhone 6 Plus, as that device isn't explicitly mentioned in the program's terms and conditions. Other iPhone models accepted include the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, and 5c, with all eligible iPhones receiving a…
  • Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    As smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital "fake" versions are now attempting to put an end to those creating smartwatch clones of their products, according to TorrentFreak. Last week, Apple released its WatchKit developer tools, allowing developers to begin creating apps for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. Those developer tools do not…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several retailers are also offering some decent discounts on Macs and older iPads. iPhone Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available…
  • Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
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