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  • Old school graphics explained, part II [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We recently showed you a brilliant explanation of why old school computer graphics were surprisingly impressive. That was only part one. This is the second part: The post Old school graphics explained, part II [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • TV host John Oliver has become America's social justice warrior

    Mashable
    Jason Abbruzzese
    5 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Craig Watts has spent the better part of three decades trying to bring attention to the inequities between major agricultural companies and farmers like himself. It's a battle that suddenly changed a few months ago "If you've got a problem and you want it fixed, call John Oliver," he said. "That's my theory now." Watts was featured in a segment in May on Oliver's HBO show, "Last Week Tonight," that illustrated how the companies most associated with chicken in the U.S. take advantage of farmers. Since then, things haven't been quite the same "In 18 minutes, he did what we've been trying for 30…
  • How Force Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone

    Fast Company
    Derek Walter
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A new iPhone feature—expected to be announced next week—could give your phone a very different feel.When Apple introduces its newest iPhones on September 9, the company may reveal a new trick that could forever change how you interact with an iPhone.Read Full Story
  • The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley

    TechCrunch
    Ritika Trikha
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
     There was a time when Stanford University was considered a second-rate engineering school. It was the early 1940s, and the Department of Defense was pressed to assemble a top-secret team to understand and attack Germany’s radar system during World War II. It’s hard to imagine Stanford passed over as an innovation hub today — Stanford has outpaced some of the biggest Ivy… Read More
  • Special orders

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:52 am
    You can look forward to them, the weirder the better. Or you can push customers to make them as uncustom and unspecial as possible, because, of course, these are easier to handle. If you embrace special orders, you're doing something difficult, scarce and worth seeking out. If you handle them begrudgingly, you're likely to undo the very goodwill you sought to create.         
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Old school graphics explained, part II [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We recently showed you a brilliant explanation of why old school computer graphics were surprisingly impressive. That was only part one. This is the second part: The post Old school graphics explained, part II [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Young gorilla and young boy play at zoo [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Everybody knows that the best games of tag, hide-and-seek, and so on are all spontaneous. This spontaneous game of peek-a-boo (or hide-and-seek, hard to tell) between a child and a young gorilla is so cute. The post Young gorilla and young boy play at zoo [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Adorable parrot with mad tap dancing skills [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:20 am
    Honestly, who doesn't get the urge to kick up their heels when a feisty jig comes on? The post Adorable parrot with mad tap dancing skills [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Mad Max”––behind the scenes and no CGI [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    "Mad Max" is winning more and more recognition. As it should, it was a brilliant and exciting film. Watching how it was made doesn't take away from the magic, it just increases it. The post “Mad Max”––behind the scenes and no CGI [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How it’s made: bourbon [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Bourbon has reclaimed become the king of spirits in America as of late. If you're a fan of this particular flavor of the water of life, take a look at this video and see how it's made. The post How it’s made: bourbon [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • TV host John Oliver has become America's social justice warrior

    Jason Abbruzzese
    5 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Craig Watts has spent the better part of three decades trying to bring attention to the inequities between major agricultural companies and farmers like himself. It's a battle that suddenly changed a few months ago "If you've got a problem and you want it fixed, call John Oliver," he said. "That's my theory now." Watts was featured in a segment in May on Oliver's HBO show, "Last Week Tonight," that illustrated how the companies most associated with chicken in the U.S. take advantage of farmers. Since then, things haven't been quite the same "In 18 minutes, he did what we've been trying for 30…
  • 7 things you probably didn't know about the Queen's corgis

    Sam Haysom
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:20 am
    LONDON – It's difficult to imagine Queen Elizabeth II without picturing her alongside her four-legged, pointy-eared sidekicks. Ever since her dad introduced corgis to the Royal Family in 1933 (when he brought a dog called Dookie back to the palace), the smiley little critters have had a strong association with Her Majesty and Co. See also: 11 badass facts about the Queen that might surprise you We've put together some essential Queen-and-corgi-related facts (everything from drunk corgis to "dorgis") to give you a deeper insight into Liz's favourite pets... Read more... 1. The Queen has…
  • West Point cadet pillow fight ends in concussions and bloody split lips

    Liza Hearon
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:17 am
    The annual freshmen pillow fight at West Point military academy is supposed to be a fun way to blow off steam, but this year's match turned bloody when some cadets swung pillows full of heavy objects, thought to be helmets. Thirty cadets were injured, including 24 with concussions, according to West Point. The injured cadets suffered from split lips, dislocated shoulders and at least one broken bone. The Aug. 20 pillow fight was discussed on social media but West Point did not confirm it to the The New York Times until Thursday. See also: Coffee runs are the new Major League Baseball hazing…
  • 7 heartbreaking photos that show the human faces of Europe's refugee crisis

    Megan Specia
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's the photo you couldn't not see if you were online this week: the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was laid to rest with his brother and mother on Friday. His body was discovered washed up on a Turkish beach in sneakers, blue shorts and a red shirt on Wednesday after the small rubber boat he and his family were travelling in — a desperate attempt to seek asylum in Europe — capsized. But his death is far from an isolated incident; rather, it's part of an ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, driven in large part by the Syrian civil war that began four years ago. More and more…
  • Hungarian buses bring weary refugees to Austrian welcome

    Liza Hearon
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:33 am
    There were smiles early Saturday morning at the Austrian border as the first of thousands of refugees who had been stuck in Hungary made it to Austria on buses provided by the Hungarian government. The refugees, most of them fleeing the civil war in Syria, had begun marching out of Hungary by the thousands, journalists estimated, in defiance of the Hungarian insistence that they be registered in Hungary. Austria and Germany have said they will receive the refugees. See also: Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe The weary refugees, many wearing blankets to protect them…
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    Fast Company

  • How Force Touch Will Change How You Use The iPhone

    Derek Walter
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A new iPhone feature—expected to be announced next week—could give your phone a very different feel.When Apple introduces its newest iPhones on September 9, the company may reveal a new trick that could forever change how you interact with an iPhone.Read Full Story
  • Staff Recommender: Daniel Taroy, Meryl Streep's BFF

    Fast Company Staff
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The best things on and off the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Daniel TaroyPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Daniel Taroy Role at Fast Company: Social media producer. I manage multiple social media accounts—for Fast Company and the Co. sites—and engage with Fast Company's audience and followers on a daily basis. The majority of what you read on our Facebook or Twitter comes from me, so...blame me if you hate it (hope you don't!). Twitter: @danieltaroy Titillating fact: Meryl Streep and I are best friends. Not actually, but at my last job, I met her at a…
  • Jessica Alba's Honest Company Faces $5 Million Lawsuit Over "Unnatural Ingredients"

    P. Claire Dodson
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:35 am
    The company's sunscreen is also under fire for allegedly failing to prevent sunburn.After complaints on social media that claimed its sunscreen was ineffective at preventing sunburn, Jessica Alba's The Honest Company is facing a $5 million class-action lawsuit.Read Full Story
  • Big Egg Scrambles To Beat Vegan Mayo

    P. Claire Dodson
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:15 am
    Newly revealed emails show that the U.S. egg industry sees a "major threat" in eggless mayo maker Hampton Creek.In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled that vegan food startup Hampton Creek must change the name of its Just Mayo spread (which does not contain eggs) because, the FDA said, products labeled "mayo" or "mayonnaise" must contain eggs.Read Full Story
  • Meet Starliner, Boeing's Space Taxi

    Neal Ungerleider
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:25 am
    This capsule-like spacecraft will take passengers to and from the International Space Station.Boeing has unveiled details of its new commercial space taxi, a small vehicle called Starliner that will ferry passengers to and from the International Space Station starting in 2017. The spaceship, formally titled the CST-100, is currently under construction at a massive facility in Florida. In a press conference at Kennedy Space Center, NASA and Boeing announced the name "Starliner" and plans for 2017 test flights. Before Friday's media event, only sketchy details were known about the commercial…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley

    Ritika Trikha
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
     There was a time when Stanford University was considered a second-rate engineering school. It was the early 1940s, and the Department of Defense was pressed to assemble a top-secret team to understand and attack Germany’s radar system during World War II. It’s hard to imagine Stanford passed over as an innovation hub today — Stanford has outpaced some of the biggest Ivy… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Uber Class Action, A Poaching Settlement And Apple’s Big Adventure

    Drew Olanoff,Megan Rose Dickey,Matthew Lynley
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:19 pm
     This week in the world of tech, Uber got word that drivers in California were granted class-action status, a settlement ends the poaching drama started by Apple and Google and Apple’s about to drop everything but the kitchen sink next week at their September 9th circus event. We’re all wearing blazers in this episode and Matthew Lynley nails his transition marks (so you know we… Read More
  • The Race To Frictionless Parking

    Aashish Dalal
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 pm
     Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily frustrations that ignites stress. Traditionally, drivers will circle the block for a coveted on-street parking space or a parking garage that has an affordable hourly rate. However, there is more to parking than white lines, garages… Read More
  • Etsy’s Pulling The Plug On Grand St. At The End Of This Month

    Megan Rose Dickey
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:23 pm
     When Etsy bought Grand St. last April, the plan was to let Grand St. continue to operate its maker marketplace for tech hardware. But that’s about to change. At the end of this month, Grand St. will stop processing orders and on October 1, listings on the site will become inactive. At that point, Grand St.’s site will just be a gallery of content and photos. That’s… Read More
  • A Few Thoughts On The BlackBerry-Good Technology Deal

    Alex Wilhelm
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:18 pm
     So much for that IPO, I suppose. Good Technology, a long-time IPO candidate with reams of public financial data, was snapped up by BlackBerry this morning for $425 million. You might think that the number isn’t too bad. It is: The company raised $291 million from investors. So its sale is nearly certainly a down-exit, compared to its late private valuations. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Special orders

    Seth Godin
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:52 am
    You can look forward to them, the weirder the better. Or you can push customers to make them as uncustom and unspecial as possible, because, of course, these are easier to handle. If you embrace special orders, you're doing something difficult, scarce and worth seeking out. If you handle them begrudgingly, you're likely to undo the very goodwill you sought to create.         
  • On doing your best

    Seth Godin
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:07 am
    It's a pretty easy way to let ourselves (or someone else) off the hook. "Hey, you did your best." But it fails to explain the improvement in the 100-meter dash. Or the way we're able to somehow summon more energy and more insight when there's a lot on the line. Or the tremendous amount of care and love we can bring to a fellow human who needs it. By defining "our best" as the thing we did when we merely put a lot of effort into a task, I fear we're letting ourselves off the hook. In fact, it might not require a lot of effort, but a ridiculous amount of effort, an unreasonable amount of…
  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
  • No one knows

    Seth Godin
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    No one knows the right answer, no one knows precisely what will happen, no one can produce the desired future, on demand. Some people are better at guessing than others, but not by much. The people who are supposed to know rejected Harry Potter, Tracy Chapman and the Beatles. The people who are supposed to know sell stocks just before they go up, and give us rules of thumb that don't pan out. If you mistakenly believe that there's someone who knows, you're likely to decide that whoever that person it is, it's not you. And if it's not you, what a great reason to hesitate. In fact, the gap…
  • "Don't touch it, you might break it."

    Seth Godin
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    This is, of course, the opposite of, "Touch it, you can make it better." What's the default where you work?        
 
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    WIRED

  • The Ticket Kings Who Make $50 an Hour Playing Arcade Games

    Patrick Hutchison
    5 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    Players like Jon Hauser score big at little games, winning mountains of tickets and trading for PlayStations and iPads at video arcades. The post The Ticket Kings Who Make $50 an Hour Playing Arcade Games appeared first on WIRED.
  • BlackBerry Drops $425M to Try to Lure Corporate Clients Back

    Klint Finley
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:50 pm
    BlackBerry is trying to regain its footing by managing devices instead of selling them. The post BlackBerry Drops $425M to Try to Lure Corporate Clients Back appeared first on WIRED.
  • Check Out the Adorable BB-8 Toy Robot in Action

    Wired Staff
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:15 pm
    You want one. You know you do. And here's why. The post Check Out the Adorable BB-8 Toy Robot in Action appeared first on WIRED.
  • Toyota Finally Gets Serious About Self-Driving Cars

    Alex Davies
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Japanese automaker is doing research with Stanford and MIT to work on artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technology. The post Toyota Finally Gets Serious About Self-Driving Cars appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Band That’s Bigger Than Ever—14 Years After Breaking Up

    Song Exploder
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:26 am
    The cult rock band talks about alternative tunings, unconventional time signatures, and the Chicago music scene of the ‘90s. The post A Band That’s Bigger Than Ever—14 Years After Breaking Up appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Coming to you live from the depths of Melbourne winter – while the rest of the country (almost) is springing into spring, we’re still freezing our butts off. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see the sun soon! Here’s what I found interesting lately around the web: How to use a $5 Twitter ad To Redefine Your Digital Strategy //  Jon Loomer The Facebook Advertising guy changes tack with a cheap but effective way of getting audience insights on Twitter that you just can’t get anywhere else – advertising gold. 13 Lessons on Viral Content that got 36,177 Shares in…
  • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you want, text your friends, run errands, and be at home with your family, all while being employed. However, that list of things can often make it difficult to accomplish your work. If you’re struggling to find a productive schedule as a freelance blogger, consider these tips. Find Your Groove Everyone has a groove that spurs productivity. Maybe you need to sit in your office chair with the lights off, blinds shut, and a fuzzy blanket on your lap.
  • How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. Two years ago, my husband and I were just like any other American couple. We were both working in Corporate America, had a one and a half year old and another on the way. Our work schedules and commutes weren’t bad, we just weren’t doing work that we were passionate about. Someone else was also raising our child. It could have been much worse – our son was maybe in daycare for 30 hours per week. And the provider was great! It just wasn’t what we wanted. Plus, with another on the way, daycare was about to get real expensive! Since I’m…
  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook

    Guest Blogger
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. I love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. What I’m going to detail is like the concept of compound interest. At the beginning, the effects will be small  – but over time, as the system continues to work and you keep adding into it small bits, it becomes a monster. It involves Facebook. And while much has been said about Facebook’s diminishing reach, it still stands as the best platform to find and gather a purposeful audience and promote a blog. What I want to share with you isn’t how…
  • The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. Today’s episode is personal – my personal journey of the last nine months. I talked about it at the ProBlogger event a few weeks ago now in my opening keynote – an unexpected topic perhaps, but one that I think is so useful as the foundation of everything, including building a profitable blog. The question I want to ask you today is the question we get asked all the…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • This Incredibly Popular Antec Bias Light Kit is Back Under $20, If You Hurry

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:08 pm
    We’ve all heard that watching TV in the dark can be pretty tough on the eyes, but an ambient bias lighting setup can make the experience much more palatable. This basic USB-powered kit from Antec is only $19 right now, and takes just a few seconds to install.Read more...
  • This Labor Day Fitbit Deal Will Get Your Heart Pumping

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Need a little push to get off the couch, or just want to recreate a viral web stunt? The Fitbit Charge HR is the best fitness tracker for most people, and you can get one for just $110 today ($40 off), which is the best deal we’ve seen on the heart rate-tracking model. [Fitbit Charge HR, $110] Read more...
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: August 28th to September 4th

    Andy Orin
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week we took a look at some uses for slow cookers that don’t involve food, learned how to flex our negotiation muscles on fees that you didn’t think were flexible, sized up the best universal remote controls, and more. Here’s a look back. Read more...
  • Google Search Easter Egg Lets You Learn Random Fun Facts and Trivia

    Patrick Allan
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    If you’re bored at work and feel like learning something, Google’s latest search Easter Egg dishes out as much random trivia knowledge as you can handle.Read more...
  • Make a Decadent Mini Cheesecake In the Microwave With a Mug

    Patrick Allan
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    The rich, creaminess of cheesecake is usually only possible to achieve if you have some serious time on your hands. This microwave mini cheesecake can be prepped, cooked, and ready to eat in a fraction of the time a normal cheesecake would take.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Decorating Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Next Week's Event

    Juli Clover
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Ahead of next week's big iPhone-centric event, Apple has begun decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco where the event will take place. As shared by several Twitter and Instagram users, signs with the Apple logo are beginning to go up, and several Apple-branded flags are flying. A white Apple logo with rainbow-colored accents against a blue background is shown on one wall of the auditorium, shared by CBS/CNET photographer James Martin. The same design was seen on the invitations for the event and was created to mimic Siri's look on the Apple Watch and iOS 9. Security is…
  • Real-Time Motion Capture Firm Faceshift May Have Been Acquired by Apple

    Eric Slivka
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:38 am
    Based on a few whispers and some research, MacRumors believes that Swiss real-time motion capture firm Faceshift may have been acquired by Apple in recent weeks. Faceshift has been working with game and animation studios, as well as smaller companies, on technology to quickly and accurately capture facial expressions using 3D sensors, including releasing Faceshift Studio software with plugins for animation software like Maya and Unity. More recently, the company has been working toward consumer-facing software such as a Skype plugin that would support real-time avatars for video chat.
  • Apple Planning Revamped iPad Keyboard, New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:05 am
    Accompanying the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV set to be announced next week, Apple is also planning a revamped iPad keyboard and new metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport, including a less expensive gold version, according to The New York Times. 9to5Mac reported similar information, claiming the iPad Pro will have expanded Bluetooth keyboard support and that Apple is working on a new keyboard accessory for the rumored 12.9-inch tablet, which could be released by year end. The report also hinted at the possibility of new gold Apple Watch Sport colors.
  • First Apple Store in Belgium Opens in Brussels on September 19

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:46 am
    Apple has constructed a creative barricade with colorful artwork that confirms its first Apple Store in Belgium will open on Saturday, September 19. The retail store will be located on Avenue de la Toison d'Or in the capital city of Brussels. Apple confirmed the store opening to Belgian website Apple Nieuws Vlaanderen, which has shared several photos of the storefront. The store has not yet been listed on Apple's website, but store hours and grand opening details should be available soon. Update 8:32 AM: Apple's store page for the new Brussels location is now live, but with the opening still…
  • iPhone 6s Roundup Updated

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:56 pm
    We're just 6 days away from Apple's big iPhone event, which will see the debut of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The phones will include Force Touch, upgraded processors, improved front-facing and rear cameras, and a new rose gold color will be available. For more details on the new devices, check out our full iPhone 6s roundup. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Disk Management App 'DaisyDisk' Gets Major Overhaul With Faster Scanning Speeds, New Look • 'Steve Jobs' to Premiere at Telluride Film Festival This Weekend Ahead of October Release • Skype…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Charlie Gilkey on Small Business and Productivity

    Chris Brogan
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I live a very lucky life and get to talk with lots of really smart people. I had a great chat with Charlie Gilkey about his book, The Small Business Life Cycle. We also talked about his projects and business at his site Productive Flourishing, where he gives away free email planners every month, as well as distributes a podcast and sells lots of other great projects. Continue ReadingThe post Charlie Gilkey on Small Business and Productivity appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • The Rich Employee by James Altucher

    Chris Brogan
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:41 am
    My friend, James Altucher has launched his new book, The RICH Employee. I’m so jazzed about it because this book is part of the Choose Yourself series and so wonderful. We did a Blab Video James and I did a video interview using the new Blab platform. You can watch it all here: Continue ReadingThe post The Rich Employee by James Altucher appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform

    Chris Brogan
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    As you know, I recently launched OwnerFUEL. It’s the media portion of my company, Owner. I wanted to share with you just how simple it was to launch, and what we did to get it up and running. I’ll tell you right up front that a lot of what I recommend hinges on you choosing to build on the Rainmaker platform. But I explain all the reasons why that’s the right choice. Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform Project Time: 2 Business DaysContinue ReadingThe post Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform appeared first on…
  • In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The tech world is awash with excitement because Instagram (over 300 million users) now supports photos and video uploaded in traditional landscape and portrait mode, instead of just square. Oddly, I think Instagram did the mobile web a favor by pushing for us to upload in the square format. In Praise of Square Photos Photographers and artists are already grumbling at me, I’m sure. But hear me out. Continue ReadingThe post In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Thinking about podcasting?

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    You don’t want to miss the Podcasting Workflows I put together over on OwnerFUEL. That is all.Continue ReadingThe post Thinking about podcasting? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • 3 Resources to Help You Become a (More) Productive Content Marketer

    Stefanie Flaxman
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Each week on my show Editor-in-Chief, I discuss the editorial standards that can help distinguish your content from your competition’s. Editorial standards for your content include both specific publishing tasks, such as fact-checking, and general publishing processes, such as systems for effectively managing a content calendar. When you’re the Editor-in-Chief of the content you produce, you have a lot of decisions to make in a limited amount of time, so this week’s Copyblogger Collection is a series of three handpicked articles that show you: How to make the most of your writing…
  • How to Admit that You Are Terrible at Podcast Interviews (and Why This Matters for Your Success)

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Sometimes inspiration overcomes planning. For this episode, The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor had planned to cover an entirely different topic. Luckily, the record button had been hit during their pre-call discussion, so they decided to roll with it. This conversation goes deep and was entirely unplanned, but it became a revelation for the two of them, and they think that it will do the same for you. In this episode, Jerod and Jon have a completely unscripted and unplanned discussion about the journey to becoming a remarkable podcast interviewer. They struggle with this topic,…
  • Seth Godin’s Top Tips for Freelancers

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When Brian Clark started his first business in 1998, it turns out he did a lot of things right. It wasn’t until May of 1999 when Brian read a book called Permission Marketing that he realized what he was missing, which led to his first successful business. Since that time, Seth Godin has written several other marketing classics. In a wonderful twist of fate (given his influence on Brian), he’s even mentioned Brian in a couple of them. In short, when Seth has something to say, Brian is listening. Earlier this year, Seth created a course for unemployable types, specifically freelancers. So,…
  • How to Double Your Business with Practical Management and Measurement

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the second part of this series on The Mainframe, hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett discuss how you can grow your business with the right focus, measurement, and management processes. Listen in to get all the details. In this episode of The Mainframe: Why failure to measure the big stuff bleeds you dry fast and spells disaster long-term How to turn constraints into strategy Key questions you should start to answer right now Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and…
  • How (and Why) to Drive More Traffic to Your LinkedIn Posts

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    The one and only Sonia Simone joins Sean Jackson and Mica Gadhia on The Missing Link to teach you about the art and science of driving traffic to your posts on LinkedIn. Sonia discusses the “people” aspect of all markets and how to find “your people.” You’ll learn about sharing your content through video and how it can tie successfully into your marketing strategy. And, Sonia is just fun to listen to. She has years of experience, and she shares openly in this episode about how you can get your LinkedIn content strategy right where you want it. This is a vivacious conversation you…
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    Macworld

  • The week in Apple news: Apple TV rumors, iPad Pro rumblings, 4K 21.5-inch iMacs, Apple Camp, and more

    5 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Apple headlines for the week ending Sept. 4, 2015We’re just days away from Apple’s event in San Francisco, and the rumor mill is working overtime. It looks like the Apple TV is going to be the star of the event, with the mythical iPad Pro possibly becoming a reality. You can get an overview of what we think will be announced on Wednesday, but there are plenty of non-event Apple headlines to check out—you can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to track down a lost iPhone

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Losing your phone isn’t necessarily something you think much about until it happens to you. And when it does, panic sets in. Fortunately for you, Apple provides a free suite of device-location tools called Find My iPhone that can help you figure out if you left your phone on the bus—or if it’s just in the couch cushions. If you aren’t yet using Find My iPhone, we’ll help you get started.Setting up Find My iPhone First and foremost, you’ll need an Apple ID and an iCloud account. There’s a good chance you already have both if you own an Apple product; if you don’t, visit…
  • Four takeaways from 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:46 am
    UPDATE 9/4/2015— While Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs plays at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, reviews are coming out for the wider release of the Alex Gibney–directed documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. The A.V. Club calls it “sensationalistic,” while the Los Angeles Times found it “engrossing” and “unsparing.”, and the New York Times says “this isn’t the iPhone of documentaries.” The movie opens today—find showtimes in your area on Fandango.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Moshi’s compact messenger bag will streamline your life

    4 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    Bag, backpack, or shoulder bag? This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes unique cases from Booq, Speck, and STM, plus classic looks from Targus, Griffin, and CaseCrown.BooqManufactured with a water-repellent fabric, the Cobra Squeeze backpack (all iPad models; $195) has plenty of storage compartments for all of your gear.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 21.5-inch iMac could get its Retina 4K upgrade in November

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:44 am
    One year after dialing up the screen resolution of its 27-inch iMac, Apple will reportedly do the same with its 21.5-inch all-in-one.Citing unnamed sources, 9to5Mac claims that Apple will announce the 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display by the end of October, alongside the launch of OS X El Capitan. The new high-res iMac would then ship in November.The exact screen resolution will be 4096-by-2304, 9to5Mac claims. This resolution has previously appeared in the code from Apple’s El Capitan Developer Preview. Currently, the 21.5-inch iMac has a resolution of 1920-by-1080.To read this article…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • How GitHub Aims To Safeguard Your Project’s Code

    Adriana Lee
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:50 am
    Thing can get confusing in GitHub, the popular repository where as many as 10 million developers stash code, collaborate or build off of someone else's efforts. In that milieu, it’s easy for users to get lost and accidentally overwrite other people’s work. But that may change, as the organization announced a new feature Thursday to help administrators prevent such catastrophes.The new Protected Branches feature, available in a few weeks, will let repository owners safeguard their source code from contributors who “force push” changes on top of certain, valuable parts of…
  • On-Demand Startups: How To Conquer One City At A Time

    Pablo Orlando
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Pablo Orlando is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and COO of Gone, an on-demand selling service that helps users rid unwanted items.New on-demand services are springing up everywhere and changing business in nearly every possible way. But as legion as they might seem to be, getting them off the ground is no easy task. Managing operations for a growing on-demand startup and launching services in new regions are extremely challenging feats. More often than not, the complexities can make for a total nightmare without proper planning.  See also: Can You Be The Next Uber?
  • Facebook’s New Parse Tools Aim For Pro Internet Of Things Developers

    Adriana Lee
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Parse, Facebook’s mobile backend platform, has been going through a transformation of sorts—not least of which is a leadership change, sending founder and CEO to the unemployment line. But the work must go on, and so the group rolled out new software development kits (SDKs) that take its Internet of Things (IoT) initiative from hobbyist circles to the ranks of professional vendors.The new kits, which expand on the IoT SDKs it unveiled at Facebook's F8 developer conference last March, now support platforms from several major chip manufacturers. These include Atmel, Broadcom, Intel, and…
  • Why Samsung Just Announced New SmartThings Devices And Deeper Integrations

    David Nield
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Some of the biggest names in the global technology industry have been busy showing off their latest wares at the IFA show in Berlin this week. Among them was Samsung, and central to its moment in the spotlight was an upgraded SmartThings Hub and range of accompanying sensors. It's the first major product launch from SmartThings since it was acquired by Samsung last August.The kit is more streamlined and powerful, and the accompanying app is more intelligent; there are also some new developer tools to help reinforce Samsung's commitment to an open and connected smart home standard. The company…
  • Your Connected Product Could Be Your Best Customer Engagement Tool

    Brian Solis
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, futurist and author of X, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business As Usual.In a time when connectedness is part of everyday life and people have become online media platforms, customer experiences either work for a company or against it. Those experiences, now widely spread and shared so easily, have become the new brand. Brands are, as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once put it, "what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeThink about…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Extending Advanced Custom Fields With Your Own Controls

    Daniel Pataki
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:42 am
      Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) is a free WordPress plugin that replaces the regular custom fields interface in WordPress with something far more powerful, offering a user-friendly interface for complex fields like location maps, date pickers and more. In this article I'll show you how you can extend ACF by adding your own controls to tailor the experience to your needs.The post Extending Advanced Custom Fields With Your Own Controls appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
  • Web Development Reading List #102

    Anselm Hannemann
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:11 am
      What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don't have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over the last week and which might interest you. — Ed. This week we saw a new Google logo but while the “I like it” and “I hate it” posts dominated our social media channels, some great technical articles were published as well.The post Web…
  • Principles Of HTML5 Game Design

    Kamil Kaniuk and Tomasz Grajewski
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:07 pm
      Visual effects in games define their overall look and feel, and gameplay. Players are attracted to high visual quality, which generate more traffic and reach. It’s key for creating successful games and providing a lot of fun for players. In this article I want to present a few ideas of how to implement different visual effects in <canvas>-based HTML5 games. These examples will be based on effects we made in our game, Skytte. I will explain the basic ideas supporting them and provide the effects used in our work.The post Principles Of HTML5 Game Design appeared first on…
  • Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

    Robert Hoekman Jr
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:48 am
      There are reasons you’re still saying the same thing after all these years — still talking about how it always seems like design gets tacked on to the end of the process. You should be at the concept meeting, you say, where you can make a real difference. I’ve been hearing it for 15 years. I once had a job where I got to say it myself a few times. I got tired of that pretty quickly. I don’t say it anymore. You shouldn’t either. Primarily because it’s not true.The post Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
  • Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

    Sergii Ganushchak &#38; Kate Abrosimova
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
      There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. For designers this means only one thing — they will have to adapt an application’s UI and UX to another platform while ensuring a consistent design language across the product. There are three different scenarios for UI multiplatform adaptation: retaining brand consistency; aligning with the conventions…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Friday. You’re gonna dig this!

    Scott Kelby
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, you’ve gotta try this one, even if you don’t do type effects a lot, because it unlocks a little known Photoshop CC feature that is just awesome! Here goes: STEP ONE: Start by choosing an Open Type font (here I’m using the Open Type font Bickham Script Pro, but you can use other Open Type fonts (look for the “O” symbol in front of the font’s name in the Font pop-down menu). So why the Open type fonts? Because they have really cool hidden stuff (more on that in the next stuff). For now, just type Pizzeria   STEP TWO: To find the cool hidden stuff, go…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 am
    Retouching Brides with Scott Kelby Learn new ways to retouch brides with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott demonstrates techniques targeted at helping photographers who have to do their own retouching to make the job quicker, easier, and more efficient. Dealing with skin tends to be the most important and most time consuming aspect of retouching brides, so Scott takes you step-by-step through a series of techniques that you can apply to a variety of situations, and he even shows you how to automate the techniques using Photoshop actions. It’s not all about skin though, Scott has techniques…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Adam Rohrmann!

    Brad Moore
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    Teaching a class here at KelbyOne is always an awesome experience. And my most recent project – DSLR Filmmaking: shooting a music video for the band Jule Vera – was certainly nothing short of just that. There were a lot of differences with this project versus my past music videos –specifically the budget. For the first time I was able to buy sets, props, wardrobe, special lighting, and a smoke machine. If you find yourself getting into a project like this, you must pay people. Pay them something, even if it’s $100. Paid people work better for you and it shows in the end. When hiring…
  • I’m Speaking at Canon Expo 2015 in New York Next Week!

    Scott Kelby
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s a huge event, held once every five years in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai and not only is it my first time attending, I’m actually teaching a session in the conference track, and get this — it’s not Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography related. Canon asked if I might do a business class this time around, so I’m really excited to be doing a class next Thursday (a week from this Thursday), called “How to Present Like a Pro” where I’ll share my favorites tips and techniques for making presentations that rock. But besides my class……
  • Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video)

    Scott Kelby
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably seen me posting some shots from a class I’ve been working on about my location lighting set-up. I had four different location shoots planned for the class (we wrapped up taping last week), but the day before Photoshop World we did the first shoot out on a dry lake bed just outside Vegas. Here’s one of the shots from the shoot. It’s lit with just one flash and it’s the replacement for what has been my go-to kit for years now — the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra — the new model…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Landscape

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres of the art form. There are many amazing places and just as amazing images of them. Someone New. by Rousz Custman on 500px Weekly Photography Challenge – Landscape Your job this week is to get out and shoot the landscape. Big or small, near or far, wide or close-up shot, b/w or color – just go do it.
  • 32 Majestic Landscape Photos to Inspire Your Wanderlust

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. This week is a deep dive into landscape photography here on dPS. Continuing on that theme I’ve selected a set of images that I hope will inspire you to get out into nature and do your own photography. If you can’t travel far, you may want to consider a cow safari closer to home for a fun afternoon. Enjoy! Stora Graenafjall by Xavier Jamonet on 500px The…
  • Landscape Photography from the Side of the Road

    Leanne Cole
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. For most people the idea of landscape photography means getting a good backpack that can carry everything, then hiking for miles to a destination. You need to be fit, and prepared for anything that might happen. You might have to camp, and sleep, out in the wilderness. It would be an adventure, and you get to photograph some areas that others never get to see. I…
  • 5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

    Chris Corradino
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses are not typically the ideal choice for outdoor images. By including too much information, you risk losing the subject to visual clutter. This creates a unique challenge for landscape photography. While it’s tempting to…
  • Landscape Photography and the Human Element

    Jeremie Schatz
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. When I think of landscape photography, my mind conjures up a towering mountain vista with a glowing tarn sprawled out in the foreground, or a tumbling torrent flanked by evergreens. It’s hard to not be drawn in by a great landscape image. After all, most of us yearn for wilderness or a connection to nature, especially in our electronics-dominated lifestyles. Of…
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    Engadget Full RSS Feed

  • Uber pulls down 'share your ETA' links that went public

    Mariella Moon
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:38 am
    Uber has pulled down the searchable database people found at "trip.uber.com," which contained details of trips people unknowingly made public by using the "Share your ETA" feature. That's one of the app's functions that sends a link with all pertin...
  • 'Halo,' 'Destiny' composer Marty O'Donnell wins lawsuit against Bungie

    Timothy J. Seppala
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Developer Bungie's former in-house composer Marty O'Donnell had his day in court and it's time for Bungie to pay the piper. In addition to the initial payout of $142,500 he's owed as a profit-sharing program, O'Donnell also gets to hold onto what V...
  • 'Star Wars' BB-8 toy torn apart to see how it works

    Timothy J. Seppala
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:16 pm
    If your social feeds are anything like mine, they're full of folks squeeing with delight over their new BB-8 droid today. The folks at uBreakiFix got one too, but instead of playing with Star Wars: The Force Awakens' charmer, they cut it apart to s...
  • Play 'Evolve' free this weekend on Xbox One and PC

    Richard Lawler
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Wondering what to do with your three day weekend? Turtle Rock Studios is hoping you'll (re)visit its co-op shooter Evolve, courtesy of a few days of free access on Xbox One and PC. Even if you already own it, it may be time to knock the dust off be...
  • 'Halo,' 'Surgeon Simulator' devs join the War Child game jam

    Jessica Conditt
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:58 pm
    War Child, a London-based charity that aims to improve the lives of children affected by war, is collaborating with influential developers to create a collection of games titled HELP: Real War is Not a Game. Participating developers include 343 Ind...
 
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    Strobist

  • QA: Cylindrical Aquarium Umbrella Reflections

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Photo ©Alison CarlinoReader Alison Carlino asks, via Twitter:"How could I light posed formals in front of tank w/no umbrella reflection showing?"__________Welp, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is there is no way to effectively stop those reflections from happening. I mean, it's a CYLINDER for Pete's sake, right?Fortunately, there is also good news. And it'll probably result in a forehead-smack moment for you.Read more »
  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You are currently in blog view. Click here to revert to knowledge bank view.QA: Killing Umbrella Reflections in a Cylindrical AquariumReader Alison Carlino asks, via Twitter:"How could I light posed formals in front of tank w/no umbrella reflection showing?"Read full postQA: Shooting Events Without TTL FlashReader Christopher Wharton has a flash-camera combo that will not work in TTL mode, so how he can shoot run-and-gun events?Long forgotten in the age of TTL, this post explains how to use your flash's "automatic" mode.Read full postKinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitchSee that? That's the…
  • QA: How to Shoot Events Without TTL Flash

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Technology is great. But it can also make us its slave. For instance, TTL flash is pretty good at solving lighting problems on the run. (See, McNally? I'm open-minded...) But those problems existed long before we had TTL flash—or TTL exposure metering, for that matter.And yet, we solved them on a regular basis. Even without feedback on the backs of our cameras. Or autofocus. While walking five miles to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways.Read more »
  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Toshiba brings TransferJet wireless SD cards to Europe

    4 Sep 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Toshiba has announced that it will bring its wireless transfer memory cards to Europe, after having sold them in the Japanese market since the beginning of summer. The Class 10 16GB SDHC card uses TransferJet technology to communicate with compatible devices or devices fitted with TransferJet adapters that are brought into close proximity with the card's host. Read more
  • Orangutan photo snags Sony World Photo prize for DPR reader

    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    We first became acquainted with Andrew Suryono's name when his 'Orangutan in the Rain' photo popped up as one of the top submissions to the Sony World Photography awards. As we later found out, he's a DPR regular and his photo eventually took first place in Sony's Indonesia National Award category. Find out the story behind the image. Read more
  • Epson introduces EcoTank printer range with two years of ink and low-cost refill bottles

    4 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    That inkjet printer ink costs more than champagne is the frequent moan of anyone who has to replace their cartridges. Take heart though, as Epson has launched a range of printers called EcoTank that it claims will help users save 70% on home printing. The five new machines come with what Epson says is enough ink to last two years, and once empty the tanks can be refilled from a bottle instead of being replaced. Read more
  • Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:25 am
    This year's IFA show in Berlin saw the introduction of the Polaroid Snap instant digital camera. It features a 10 megapixel sensor and integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer that produces 2 x 3 inch adhesive-backed color photos using heat-activated dye crystals and a polymer overcoat rather than ink. Read more
  • Ricoh Theta S boosts resolution, introduces Google Street View integration

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ricoh has unveiled the latest version of its 360-degree camera, the Theta S. Thanks to two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors, the S is capable of 14MP 360-degree still image capture, up from the previous model's 6MP images. Brighter lenses, 1080/30p video and integration with Google's new Street View app are all onboard. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #3: Know how to restore from a catalog backup OK, so now you configured your default catalog and you are backing it up on a regular basis. Congrats! Do you know how to restore from a backup catalog in the event that your working catalog is lost or corrupted? It is pretty straight forward, but it is not necessarily intuitive. I mentioned in a previous tip that the backup copy of the catalog is compressed into a zip file starting in Lightroom CC/6. Both operating systems have the ability to extract a file from a zip file, so you don’t need any special software. On Mac, just double-click the…
  • Practical De-hazing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #2: Use the built-in catalog backup function While Lightroom doesn’t have any functionality for keeping your photo library backed up, it does have an excellent mechanism for regularly and automatically creating a backup copy of your catalog. After all, the Lightroom catalog is where all the work you do inside of Lightroom is stored, so why wouldn’t you want it backed up? Over the years I’ve heard from a few people who avoid the built-in catalog backup function because they already regularly backup the drive their working catalog is on, or because they have Lightroom configured to write…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Nomad Pod or Nomad Stand for Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:06 am
    For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Nomad to give five MacRumors readers a chance to win either a Nomad Pod or a Nomad Stand for the Apple Watch. The Nomad Pod is a compact Apple Watch stand and charger that includes an 1800 mAh battery for charging your Apple Watch even when away from home. The two-piece Pod includes a handy hidden cord wrap and a brushed aluminum cover held in place by magnets. It ships with a keychain-sized Nomad Micro-USB cable to keep it charged, and a rubber backing on the bottom keeps it secure on any surface. The palm-sized Nomad Pod works with all…
  • Firefox for iOS Soft Launches in New Zealand

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Mozilla released the first public preview of Firefox for iOS on the App Store in New Zealand today. The company aims to collect feedback on Firefox for iOS in the country, and eventually a few others, to help make improvements and add new features to the browser prior to a worldwide launch later this year. The public preview version of Firefox for iOS features Intelligent Search, Firefox Accounts and Visual Tabs. Intelligent Search: Suggested search results and list of search options, including Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, Amazon and WordPress Firefox Accounts: Firefox browser…
  • Sphero Announces iPhone-Controlled BB-8 Droid From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    Husain Sumra
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Sphero, the company responsible for creating robotic balls that can be controlled by iPhones, today announced a remote-controlled BB-8, a droid from the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." While BB-8 can be controlled with an iPhone, it also comes with a patrol mode that allows the droid to roam around by himself. Users can also design their own routes and have BB-8 follow them. Additionally, Sphero says BB-8 has an "adaptive personality" and his "attitude" and actions will evolve the more a user interacts with him. BB-8 can also receive voice commands via the app, which means that…
  • Skype Updates iOS and Android Apps With New Design, Improved Messaging, and Enhanced Search

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    Skype today announced a new update for both its iOS and Android mobile apps that introduce a new design experience, a few tweaks to the service's messaging functions, and some enhanced search functionality. The new update, version 6.0, promises to be a "simple, familiar" experience for Skype users, but with a bevy of new features and touch inputs that will help the service's users get in and out of conversations with more ease. The company has introduced swipe gestures to do just that, letting users quickly start calls and manage message threads with quick and easy right and left swipes. The…
  • Griffin Expands Survivor Lineup With Two New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Griffin today announced an expansion of its popular Survivor case lineup for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, introducing the new Survivor Summit and the Survivor Journey. Like its existing Survivor cases, both the Summit and the Journey offer military grade protection for Apple's iPhones. The Survivor Summit is Griffin's most protective Survivor case yet, featuring a sealed weatherproof design that's resistant to dust, rain, mud, and snow. It includes a screen shield that both serves as a stand and protects the touchscreen and home button from grime. With rubber bumpers and a built-in impact…
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