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  • Dining etiquette around the world [infographic]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Want to get a taste of life elsewhere? You'll want to mind your p's and q's if you plan to sidle up to a foreign table, and a great place to start is this infographic from My Break Trip. The post Dining etiquette around the world [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Qualcomm's fingerprint scanner will work even if your hands are sweaty

    Mashable
    Rex Santus
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Qualcomm unveiled its new fingerprint scanner on Monday, and if everything it has promised comes to pass, it should be even better than Apple's Touch ID Sense ID could pick up fingerprints even if your hands are a bit sweaty, dirty or wet. A common complaint with Touch ID is that the fingerprint sensor fails to work with less-than-pristine fingertips See also: 5 super easy tips for better online security on Safer Internet Day Qualcomm's tech improves on existing scanners by verifying fingerprints in 3D using ultrasonic sound technology, picking up features like the size of fingerprint ridges.
  • Ikea Releases Furniture That Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Want a world without wires? Ikea wants to make that dream come true, too.Ikea is adding wireless charging to its furniture, with a new line of lamps, bedside tables, and desks.Read Full Story
  • Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

    TechCrunch
    Josh Constine
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
     Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress in an ongoing presentation. When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access initiative would consider working with Google’s Project Loon, he said “Sure. When we launched the Internet.org app in Zambia with our operator partner there…one of the apps… Read More
  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Dining etiquette around the world [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Want to get a taste of life elsewhere? You'll want to mind your p's and q's if you plan to sidle up to a foreign table, and a great place to start is this infographic from My Break Trip. The post Dining etiquette around the world [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Software turns humming into instrumental music [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Software has been making it easier and easier to make music, but this program might be doing the most to turn everyone into an amateur musician. Simply hum into the mic, and the computer turns your humming into an instrument of your choice. The post Software turns humming into instrumental music [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Car thief gets a taste of instant karma [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    We all know at least one person who seems to get away with everything, but sometimes, karma has a way to dishing out some sweet payback...in sight of a security camera. The post Car thief gets a taste of instant karma [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Girl hears music for the first time [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    After activating her cochlear implant, this girl is able not only to hear music properly for the first time, but to make it. Share in the moment as she hears her first crystal clear notes of music. The post Girl hears music for the first time [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make solid nitrogen [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Liquid nitrogen is all the rage in the food and cocktail world as of late. That might leave some of you wondering, why is it always liquid? And can it ever be solid? If so, how does one make solid nitrogen? Here's how. The post How to make solid nitrogen [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Qualcomm's fingerprint scanner will work even if your hands are sweaty

    Rex Santus
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Qualcomm unveiled its new fingerprint scanner on Monday, and if everything it has promised comes to pass, it should be even better than Apple's Touch ID Sense ID could pick up fingerprints even if your hands are a bit sweaty, dirty or wet. A common complaint with Touch ID is that the fingerprint sensor fails to work with less-than-pristine fingertips See also: 5 super easy tips for better online security on Safer Internet Day Qualcomm's tech improves on existing scanners by verifying fingerprints in 3D using ultrasonic sound technology, picking up features like the size of fingerprint ridges.
  • 14 dinosaurs that will terrify Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World’

    Tricia Gilbride
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Sure, everyone loves Chris Pratt, but the upcoming Jurassic World movie would be nothing without his ferocious prehistoric co-stars. The Jurassic World website — a real site for a fictional park — is unveiling the dinosaurs that will be featured in the upcoming movie and giving some background information on each species. The "aggression index" is an especially useful resource for park goers See also: 5 Facts You Didn't Know About Dinosaurs Take a second to mourn the fact that the dinos won't be doing a press tour. Ryan Seacrest asking a suchomimus what it's like to be dinosaur…
  • Michael Jordan and Evan Spiegal make their debut on Forbes Billionaires List

    Todd Wasserman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    Travis Kalanick rode Uber's success all the way to the 2015 Forbes Billionaires List, joining other newcomers like Evan Spiegel and Michael Jordan. In all, there were 290 new entrants to the list of 1,826 billionaires, including 71 from China, 57 from the Unied States, 28 from India and 23 from Germany See also: Forget Microsoft: Gates is Bullish on John Deere, Trash Removal With an estimated fortune of $5.3 billion, the 38-year-old Kalanick is No. 283 on the list. Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat, comes in at 1,250 with $1.5 billion. Jordan clocks in at 1,741 with $1 billion Jordan, who made…
  • That mysterious 30-foot long tunnel in Canada was just a 'man cave,' police say

    Megan Specia
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    A mysterious 30-foot long tunnel discovered in Toronto in January was created by two men for "personal reasons," according to police. Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong told local news organization CP24 that the tunnel was intended to be used as a "man cave" and that no criminal intent was involved. See also: Toronto police perplexed by mystery tunnel found under city The tunnel, located in a secluded spot just a few hundred feet from the fence of the Rexall Centre entertainment complex, has baffled police and city residents. Police found plywood wall supports, a gas generator, moisture…
  • 'Sound of Music' in 8-bit should be one of your new favorite things

    Annie Colbert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    The hills are alive with the sound of 8-bit music Fifty years ago, Sister Maria broke free from the abbey to make clothing out of curtains and bring harmony (both musical and otherwise) to the Von Trapp family in the film adaption of The Sound of Music. To mark a half-century of "Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things," we created a modern (well, 1980s modern) version of the film's most iconic songs in 8-bit. See also: 14 Stunning Photographs That Bridge Past and Present When the dog bites, when the bee stings, listen to this low-tech version and nothing will seem so bad Read more...More about…
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    Fast Company

  • Ikea Releases Furniture That Wirelessly Charges Your Phone

    Mark Wilson
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Want a world without wires? Ikea wants to make that dream come true, too.Ikea is adding wireless charging to its furniture, with a new line of lamps, bedside tables, and desks.Read Full Story
  • What The Data Says About Airbnb in New York City

    Jay Cassano
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    16,000 people are renting out their entire apartments on Airbnb—meaning many are illegal hotels. There's also a divide between neighborhoods rich and poor.New York City is currently undergoing a thorough review of Airbnb activity in the city. Much of the debate has centered on whether the rentals violate the city's illegal hotels law, which prevents people from renting out apartments or rooms in them for less than a month unless they are also in the apartment at the same time.Read Full Story
  • The NHL Is Getting Player-Tracking Technology--Finally

    Joe DeLessio
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The NBA, MLB, even the NFL have gotten into the stats game. What's taken hockey so long?A couple weeks ago, the NHL held an Innovation Event in Northern California to announce that the league's website would now feature dozens of "enhanced" metrics that had previously been available to the public only on independently operated sites. Enhanced! These metrics were to be the most advanced ever available in hockey—meaning that they're still way behind the kinds of stats available in other professional sports.Read Full Story
  • Help Us Name The World's Most Overrated Design

    Shaunacy Ferro
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Which designs do you think get way more credit than they're worth?Here at Co.Design, we love to highlight great ideas. But we also want to cut through the hype. Just because a design is a household name doesn't mean it's worthy of universal adoration. In that vein, we're celebrating March Madness the only way we know how: by pitting what we consider the world's most senselessly overvalued designs against each other in one big bracket of awfulness. At the end of the month, we'll crown the winner the World's Most Overrated Design.Read Full Story
  • You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

    Mark Wilson
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    I'm just saying what a lot of people are thinking.Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. And I bet a lot of other people are thinking the same thing for many good reasons.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

    Josh Constine
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
     Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress in an ongoing presentation. When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access initiative would consider working with Google’s Project Loon, he said “Sure. When we launched the Internet.org app in Zambia with our operator partner there…one of the apps… Read More
  • Cloze Debuts A Smart, Personal Assistant App For Managing Your Professional Relationships

    Sarah Perez
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
     Aimed at business professionals, Cloze today is rolling out a new application which promises a smarter view of your contacts, by allowing you to automatically track email messages, phone calls, meetings, notes, social updates, and more in a single application on iPhone, iPad and the web. The idea is to offer individuals whose business requires them to maintain relationships an easy way to… Read More
  • That’s A Wrap On The Atlanta And Boston TC Meetups!

    Jordan Crook
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
     This week, TechCrunch had its world rocked by two very special cities on the East Coast. First we hit up Atlanta, where we felt true Southern Hospitality as ten startups pitched a packed audience at Prive night club. After a fierce debate, our expert panel of judges crowned Carlingo the winner, but not before we caught up with Yik Yak on stage. Carlingo is a service that handles the… Read More
  • PayPal Buys Paydiant, The Mobile Wallet Behind CurrentC, To Raise Its Game v. Google + Apple

    Ingrid Lunden
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
     PayPal, the payments service with 162 million users preparing to separate from e-commerce giant eBay later this year, is announcing an acquisition today to help build out its mobile business targeting physical merchants, and sharpen its focus in competition with other tech payment hopefuls like Apple and Google. It is buying Paydiant, a startup out of Boston that makes mobile wallet… Read More
  • Cairo Witnesses A New Kind Of Spring: The Egyptian Startup Spring

    Mike Butcher
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    The Arab Spring of 2011 ignited not just Egypt’s society and political landscape. It also lit touch-paper on the bonfire that has become its new tech startup ecosystem. Consider this: Prior to 2011, it’s clear no-one in Egypt had ever heard of AngelList. In that year, only 3 companies ended up creating a profile under Angel.co/egypt. Then, as the country went through further… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Stupid is the brand killer

    Seth Godin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you make your customer feel stupid, you've given him no choice. He needs to blame you. Some ways to make people feel stupid: Charge different prices at different outlets and shrug your shoulders when you get found out. Insist that the warranty ends precisely the day you said it would.  Give new customers a great discount for signing up, but tell long-term customers that they're out of luck. Make your expensive items less networked, less powerful and less reliable than your cheaper ones. Give your customers a product, idea or service that causes them to be ridiculed or shamed by…
  • Sorry confusion

    Seth Godin
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are two kinds of, "I'm sorry." The first kind is the apology of responsibility, of blame and of litigation. It is the four-year old saying to his brother, "I'm sorry I hit you in the face." And it is the apology of the surgeon who forgot to insert sterile dressings and almost killed you. The other kind of sorry is an expression of humanity. It says, "I see you and I see your pain." This is the sorry we utter at a funeral, or when we hear that someone has stumbled.  You don't have to be in charge to say you're sorry. You don't even have to be responsible. All you need to do is…
  • If you want...

    Seth Godin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    If you want employees to go job hunting in order to leverage you into giving them a raise to keep them, then by all means, only give them a raise when they go job hunting. If you want vendors to nickel and dime you for the last penny, then by all means, stretch out their payments and use them as a free source of cash. If you want the home seller or the art dealer or the agent to put their goods up for auction to maximize the price you'll have to pay, then definitely punish those that don't have auctions by seeking to pay them as little as possible. If you want internet companies to auction…
  • Here comes 'uh oh'

    Seth Godin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    Everyone has one. That feeling of here we go again, the trap we fall into, the moment of vulnerability. And your 'uh oh' might not be the same as mine. Not a specific fear, but a soft spot, a situational archetype, a moment that brings it all crashing down. The feeling is unavoidable in any organization or culture that seeks to do work that matters and create change. And yet we work overtime to create a day or a year or a career where we'll never have to feel that way. And that's the challenge. All the work we do to avoid the feeling cripples our ability to do our best work. In trying to…
  • The indirect investment (plural)

    Seth Godin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    The investor asks, "when do I get paid back?" The work for hire asks, "what's in it for me?" The member of the community wonders, "what's in it for us?" Plural. More than ever, our research, our writing, our art benefits all of us more than it directly benefits just the creator. Feed the commons.        
 
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    WIRED

  • Why It’s Time To Buy Wireless Headphones

    David Pierce
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s winter in New York City, which means every time I go anywhere I spend fifteen minutes getting dressed. Sweater. Coat. Scarf. Hat. Boots. Gloves. Steely reserve against miserable cold. And for the past few days, the last thing I put on are Sol Republic’s new Shadow Wireless, the company’s first Bluetooth earbuds. They’ve been […] The post Why It’s Time To Buy Wireless Headphones appeared first on WIRED.
  • Amanda Palmer: Internet Rage Is Just Part of Being a Celeb

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, musician Amanda Palmer talks about her new book The Art of Asking and dealing with Internet backlash. The post Amanda Palmer: Internet Rage Is Just Part of Being a Celeb appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Renegade Llamas Win the Internet

    Graeme McMillan
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nobody else seems to want to stop talking about The Dress, so why should we? The post While You Were Offline: Renegade Llamas Win the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Coelacanth

    Mary Bates
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    The coelacanth (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth) is an enormous, bottom-dwelling fish that is unlike other living fishes in a number of ways. They belong to an ancient lineage that has been around for more than 360 million years. Coelacanths can reach more than six feet long and weigh about 200 pounds, and they’re covered in thick, scaly […] The post The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Coelacanth appeared first on WIRED.
  • Kristen Wiig Is Off Her Meds in the Week’s Best Trailers

    Jordan Crucchiola
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week has a handful of things we love a lot: AI, Kristen Wiig, supernaturals, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here is your latest batch of WIRED-approved trailers. The post Kristen Wiig Is Off Her Meds in the Week’s Best Trailers appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
  • Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed this little video with the help of our mate Mick Russell to give you a feel for the event, our attendees and why they think you should join us at our 2015 event. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Ask to Quantify "Exposure" When Working for Free

    Kristin Wong
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Not everyone agrees about working for free . But if you're new to an industry, it might help get your foot in the door. Employers know this, so sometimes they'll offer exposure in exchange for an unpaid job. If you go this route, at least ask them to quantify what that means.Read more...
  • Better Headphones On Sale, Build a New PC, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    We've got a pair of great headphone deals for you today. First up, the AKG Bluetooth On-Ears were a Wirecutter alternate pick, and have solid user reviews on Amazon. They normally sell for around $300. [AKG K 845BT Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones, $250]Read more...
  • Combine a Snowblower and Lawn Tractor into a DIY Snow Plow

    Timothy Dahl
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Shoveling snow is the worst, and snowblowers are most effective when you've got a ton of snow to move. For light snow days, though, a walk-behind snow plow is the best option. Here's how to build one starting with a basic snowblower.Read more...
  • Costco Will Accept Visa Instead of American Express in 2016

    Whitson Gordon
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Costco, which previously only accepted American Express cards, has ended their agreement with American Express and will start exclusively accepting Visa in on April 1, 2016. Holders of the Costco American Express card will be able to switch to a Citi Visa card that gives extra Costco benefits to cardholders (the details of which will be announced at a later date). [Business Insider]Read more...
  • Uber Riders Can Now Earn Starwood Hotel Points

    Kristin Wong
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you're an Uber user, you can now earn points with your rides. The service recently teamed up with Starwood Hotels to get in on their rewards program.Read more...
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  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form: https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up-to-review-the-art-of-the-start-20/ Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first…
  • The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Interesting story of how Alicia Shaffer sells $1 million of fashion items via her Etsy shop. It’s fantastic that Etsy has created a market like this–democratizing commerce and crafts! http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy There is some controversy about whether her products are handcrafted “enough,” but there are marketing lessons to learn from her success, nonetheless! The post The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Expands Company Trademarks to Cover Vehicles, but Similar Filings Date Back to 2003

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Following several weeks of rumors about Apple's car-related projects, a recent move by the company to expand trademark coverage of the "Apple" name and iconic Apple logo in Switzerland to include vehicles is gaining attention, as noticed by ApfelBlog.ch [Google Translate] (via Cult of Mac). While the expansion, which also occurred in Mexico on the same date last month, is unsurprisingly sparking discussion about Apple's efforts in the automotive industry, it is not exactly a new development. Various other Apple trademark applications over the years have included protection under International…
  • Tim Cook: Apple Watch Launch in April Won't Be Exclusive to United States

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly said at the company's flagship Apple Store in Berlin that the Apple Watch launch in April will not be limited to the United States, according to retail employees in attendance that spoke with 9to5Mac. Cook specifically confirmed that the Apple Watch will launch in Germany during the month of April, indicating that a wider international launch in other countries could be on the horizon. MacRumors previously reported that Apple is targeting an early April release date for the Apple Watch based on a source that has proved reliable. The report corroborates that the…
  • Apple Watch Featured in Hong Kong Fashion Magazine 'East Touch'

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Apple Watch continues to make its international debut in magazines worldwide with a new cover appearance and multi-page spread in Hong Kong street fashion and lifestyle magazine East Touch this month. The latest March issue of the Chinese-language magazine features the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport being worn by several models in various lifestyle shots. In the past few months, the Apple Watch has made magazine debuts in a range of other publications such as on the cover of Self magazine, Vogue in the United States, Paris, and China, and London-based fashion magazine Style, as part of a…
  • Apple Showcases 'Shot on iPhone 6' World Photo Gallery on Homepage [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Apple has refreshed its homepage to showcase a gallery of photos taken with iPhone 6 across the world, unsurprisingly coinciding with today's announcements of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The gallery shows photos taken by iPhone 6 users in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Iceland, South Korea, China, Scotland, Indonesia, Thailand and New Zealand. Some of the photos have been filtered, enhanced or shared with apps such as Instagram, Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Mextures, Filterstorm Neue, Camera+ and Adobe Photoshop Express.
  • Samsung Announces Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Pay

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Samsung at Mobile World Congress on Sunday announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, each compatible with a new mobile payments service called Samsung Pay. The smartphones are a significant refresh to the Galaxy lineup, featuring a slimmer and lighter metal and glass design, all-new front and rear cameras, improved hardware specifications under the hood and more. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (via The Verge) The Galaxy S6 Edge is notable in that it is the first smartphone to feature a curved display on both sides of the device, constructed from…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
  • Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
  • Are You Overlooking Any (or All) of These 7 Ways to Build Online Authority with LinkedIn?

    Louisa Chan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Flash mobs. People are attracted to these spectacles. We drop what we’re doing and gather around to watch, but then we leave. We go back to what we were doing before we were interrupted. No one really knows who orchestrated the performance. The entire experience is short-lived and doesn’t make any profound impact. Now, imagine performing at an opera house, such as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House pictured above — the venue for Authority Rainmaker 2015. An attentive audience becomes fascinated by your performance and applauds you to show their appreciation. You know…
 
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    Macworld

  • Google's new Photos and Streams chief signals changes ahead for Google+

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    Google+ might split in two as photos move to the forefront.
  • Sense ID is Qualcomm's ultrasonic answer to Apple's Touch ID

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Qualcomm is hoping to take on Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor with “Sense ID,” an ultrasonic scanning technology for future Snapdragon chips.Touch ID is generally regarded as the best fingerprint reader for mobile devices, as it can unlock iPhones and iPads with just a light touch in any orientation. But it does have one big weakness: The sensor has trouble recognizing damp fingers, so it can be frustrating to use on humid days.Qualcomm may have the opposite problem, as it uses an ultrasonic sensor that penetrates the outer layers of the skin and creates a 3D map of your finger's…
  • Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.
  • The 11 Mac games you need to play from February 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    These games will keep you playing well into March (and beyond)February might be the shortest month of the year, but new and interesting Mac games haven’t been in short supply. Our latest roundup has massive strategy affairs, scrappy and endearing indie games, and even a couple of Early Access releases aiming to earn your affection (and dollars) before they’re properly released down the line.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Ask the iTunes Guy: Solving all your playlist problems in iTunes 12

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    Playlists are one of the best, and most creative ways to organize music in iTunes, and to listen to music on your iOS devices. But sometimes, it can be hard to figure out how to make complex playlists. In this week’s column, I look at three questions about playlists, both standard and smart. And I also look at an issue where album art, for some albums, changes on iOS devices.Playing multiple playlists in order Q: Is there a way to play several playlists in sequence? Placing them in a folder doesn’t retain the song order. I can think of two ways you can play several playlists in order. The…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March…
  • Design Principles: Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

    Steven Bradley
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Has a client ever asked you to make the logo bigger1? Maybe they asked that just after you completed their request to make a heading bigger. The new heading stands out, but now the logo is too small in comparison and isn’t getting noticed. The clients wants to make the logo bigger. Of course, now that the logo and heading are bigger, both are going to attract more attention than the main call-to-action button, which will need to be made bigger. And once the button is bigger, the heading is going to start looking small again. You can’t emphasize everything. It defeats the point. When you…
  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
  • RICG Responsive Images For WordPress

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
 
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  • Today, I’m Loving Mylio on a Whole New Level

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    First, if you’re not familiar with Mylio (and you’re concerned about protecting your images, and you love the idea of having access to all your photos wherever you are), jump over to this link and see what it’s about, then come right back here (by the way, you can download a free trial while you’re there, but wait till later — come straight back here). :)I’ve been using Mylio since it was in early Beta… I was there for the launch in NYC and I think the people and technology behind it are truly amazing. But this weekend, I started over from scratch with Mylio,…
  • Hands on with the Profoto B2 & OCF Modifiers

    RC Concepcion
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hey everyone, RC here. At KelbyOne we were excited to spend some time with the new Profoto B2 packs as well as the new OCF Modifiers. In this video, I go over the details on this new portable pack system.For more information, please visit the Profoto Off Camera Flash page at http://profoto.com/offcameraflash
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
  • Today My Blog is Dedicated To My Publisher and Dear Friend, Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

    Scott Kelby
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Last week I heard the news that my long-time friend Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel was retiring from her post as Publisher at Peachpit Press, the company that for as long as I can remember, has published all my books. For many years Nancy had led a team of some of the most creative, passionate, and talented people in modern book publishing history, and she and her team gave flight to an unparalleled body of work from some of the greatest educators of graphics, art and design of our time.I’m dedicating my blog today to Nancy as my way of saying thanks for never compromising, for always striving…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

    Simon Ringsmuth
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really –  you look through the viewfinder (or at the LCD screen on the back of the camera), press a button with your index finger, wait for the camera to focus, and voilà! You’ve got a photo. Well, as the popular saying goes, what if I told you there was a better way? Hidden deep within the settings of most cameras is a feature called Back Button Focusing, and enabling it can transform your approach to photography. A Brief History The…
  • Turn your DSLR Camera into a Wildlife Camera Trap

    William Burrard-Lucas
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you have an old DSLR camera lying around, you could be putting it to work as a camera trap for photographing wildlife. What is a camera trap? A camera trap is simply a camera that fires automatically when an animal is detected. All you need in order to turn your DSLR into a camera trap is a sensor that can detect animals, then trigger your camera. Once set up, a camera trap can be left for days or even weeks at a time. The longer you leave it, the greater your chances of capturing a shot of an elusive animal. Black rhino at night in Zambia. A 30 second exposure time captured the stars. The…
  • 4 Photoshop Tools Every Photographer Should Know

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to photo-editing programs, one of the most popular among both amateur and professional photographers alike is Adobe Photoshop. While it can appear more complex than Lightroom, and certainly takes more time to learn all of its tricks, Photoshop offers four post-processing tools that come in handy for retouching images. These tools are pretty easy to locate and implement, and in this article I’ll show you how they work, specifically while retouching the image of the Space Needle in Seattle (below). I have the privilege of having this view from my home office, but the…
  • The Best Way to Delete Photos From Your Memory Card

    Meredith Clark
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to photography, we spend most of our time thinking about taking photos – lighting, composition, exposure, and posing. Then, once the photo is taken, we may start to think about post-processing, gently nudging the photo along until it becomes exactly what we’ve pictured in our mind’s eye. Once that’s accomplished, we do it all over again. Back in high school and college, I shot film. I can vividly remember running out of film, and sometimes having to wait weeks until I was able to buy more. Our public high school relied heavily on donations of film, and…
  • 4 Mistakes New Photographers Make and How to Avoid Them

    Neil Creek
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cameras are complex machines and to get the most out of them you need to know how they work. When you’re a new photographer shooting with a sophisticated camera for the first time, the complexity can be overwhelming. There’s just so much to learn! Now that I’ve been shooting for more than ten years, it’s interesting to go back to my early days and see the mistakes I made. In this article we’ll have a look at four of my first DSLR photos and I’ll share what I know now that I wish I knew then, so hopefully you can learn from these mistakes. Mistake #1…
 
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    Strobist

  • 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…
  • 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 »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Sony Alpha 7S is a full-frame interchangeable lens camera sporting a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. It is identical in body design to the Sony a7 and Sony a7R, but don't let that fool you. Unlike the other two, the a7S is specially geared toward video and low-light shooters. It's capable of 1080/60p video with full-sensor readout and can turn out uncompressed 4K footage to an external recorder over HDMI. Read review
  • A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Nikon Coolpix P900 has the longest zoom of any camera by a large margin. Whether you're a nature photographer or just spying on your neighbors (not that we'd recommend that), the camera's 24-2000mm should cover any situation. We got our hands on this monster zoom and will run through its most notable features right here.
  • Better, buffer: Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review posted

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon's D7200 has some big shoes to fill. The D7100 was one of our favorite midrange DSLRs of the past few years, and though it's by no means a radical upgrade, the D7200 presents some notable new features. It has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, an updated 51-point AF system sensitive to -3EV, a much larger buffer that can take up to 27 Raw images at 6 fps, and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more
  • Hands-on with Nikon D7200

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon's new D7200 is an evolutionary upgrade to the D7100, and fixes one of the few major complaints about that model with an increased buffer depth. Other improvements are more subtle, but the addition of -3EV sensitivity to the D7200's 51-point AF array will please low-light photographers. There's also Wi-Fi with NFC, 1080/60p video, and improved battery life. Click through for some hands-on images
  • Nikon D7200 boasts low-light AF improvements and increased buffer depth

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon's prosumer line gets an update today in the form of the D7200. With a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor it offers a very slight resolution increase over its 24.1MP D7100 predecessor, and like that model it lacks an optical low-pass filter. But the D7200's primary enhancements include a next-generation 51-point AF module with increased low-light sensitivity, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and an improved 100-shot buffer depth when shooting JPEGs or Raw files at 6 fps. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 things I would tell a new Lightroom user, and we’re wrapping up number 10 with something that helps move you from Lightroom beginner to Lightroom intermediate. PLUS: at the end of this post, I’ll recap all 10 of the thingies. OK, here we go: #10: To Speed Your Workflow Start Making Presets Now Lightroom has a lot of ways to add automation to your workflow, so you spend less time on the tedious, repetitive things, and that leaves you more time for the fun stuff. The problem is: not only do beginner’s not take the…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Google's New Take on Mobile Payments Puts Focus on Developers With Android Pay

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    At Mobile World Congress today Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai revealed a handful of new projects the company is working on, including a new mobile payments solution called Android Pay (via The Verge). Though only spoken of briefly, Pichai mentioned that the new service would take a decidedly more developer-focused route, calling Android Pay a "developer tool" that would give those developers considerable flexibility in how to implement the payments service. He noted that the service was less a new consumer-level product and more of an "API layer" that will give other developers…
  • IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Portfolio With Three New Apps

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    IBM on Monday announced the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS portfolio with three new enterprise apps for the banking and financial services, airline and retail industries. The new made-for-business apps available for customization and deployment in the enterprise today include Passenger Care for travel agents, Dynamic Buy for retail buyers and Advisor Alerts for financial professionals. “Apple and IBM are the only companies that could partner to develop a new category of made-for-business apps that is truly transforming how works gets done,” said Fred Balboni, IBM General Manager,…
  • Next-Generation iPhones Said to Feature Force Touch, Lack Dual-Lens Camera System

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" will reportedly adopt Force Touch, a feature that debuted on the Apple Watch in September, according to sources for AppleInsider. The next-generation iPhones are expected to retain the same physical design as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. The report adds that the return of a 4-inch model appears unlikely for this refresh. Force Touch uses tiny electrodes to distinguish between a light tap or deep press on the screen, prompting the software to perform a different action depending on how much pressure is…
  • SanDisk Announces 128GB iXpand Flash Drive and Updated Sync App With Touch ID

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This week at mobile-focused technology show Mobile World Congress, SanDisk plans to announce a several updates to its line of iXpand Flash Drives and companion app, mainly focused on expanding storage space and enabling quicker and more secure data decryption with the help of Touch ID. The iXpand flash drive includes both USB and Lightning connectors to allow users the ability to easily transfer files, photos, and videos from an iOS device to a desktop or notebook with a traditional USB port. Currently available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes, the company will be announcing its first addition…
  • Apple Watch Debut in 'Style' Suggests Space Gray Pricing May Start at $349

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    The worldwide magazine debut of the Apple Watch continues this week on the cover of fashion magazine Style in the United Kingdom. The cover of the Big Spring Issue for March features model Guinevere Van Seenus wearing an Apple Watch and is accompanied by a two-page spread inside the magazine that provides further details about the wrist-worn device, including an interesting hint about the pricing of space gray models. A caption in the magazine spotted below model Guinevere Van Seenus claims that the "Apple Watch Sport with 38mm Space Grey aluminum case and black band" will cost $349. The…
 
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