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  • Tree refuses to give up without a fight [video]

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    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Mother Nature does not always take kindly to people messing with her, but you'd really think the guy on the tractor trying to take out this tree by the roots would've gotten the message to stop a little sooner. The post Tree refuses to give up without a fight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Death in the Mediterranean: What's driving the 2015 migrant crisis

    Megan Specia
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The migrants are packed like sardines into old fishing boats, or forced to sit shoulder-to-shoulder in inflatable rafts, dinghies and overcrowded ships. Hailing from countries roiled by violence throughout North Africa and the Middle East, the men, women and children have paid human traffickers thousands of Euros for safe passage to Europe, just 1,000 miles across the sea, that brings hope of a better life. See also: The smallest victims: Portraits of Syrian children living on the run Many, however, never make it. The risky journey all too often ends in capsized vessels and shipwrecks that…
  • Today in Tabs: 4/20 Is Just A Number

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    Rusty Foster
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    There's a 97% chance we won't delete this post.4/20 close that tabRead Full Story
  • Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

    Frederic Lardinois
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
     Exactly 81 years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now the most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster. To celebrate this special day in cryptozoology, Google today launched its Street View imagery of the famous lake. You can now use Street View to explore both the surface of the 23-mile-long loch and see some underwater imagery, too. Read More
  • The difference between mass and banality

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Something doesn't have to be trite and dreadful to be popular, but often, popular things get this way. In the 1980s, most of the cars made by General Motors were mediocre, unmemorable and poorly designed. They were also quite popular. By racing to the bottom, GM defended market share but ended up crippling themselves for generations. Hot Wheels, Spaldinis and the original Monopoly game are classic toys, Platonic ideals of good design and idiosyncratic thought. On the other hand, the hyped toys of the moment fade away fast, because they're designed to shortcut straight to the lowest common…
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  • Tree refuses to give up without a fight [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Mother Nature does not always take kindly to people messing with her, but you'd really think the guy on the tractor trying to take out this tree by the roots would've gotten the message to stop a little sooner. The post Tree refuses to give up without a fight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The end of the world, brought to you by John Oliver & Martin Sheen [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    I don't know about you, but I'd rather have the finest fake president the United States has ever had usher the world into ever after than a grainy video of a band playing "Nearer, My God, To Thee." The post The end of the world, brought to you by John Oliver & Martin Sheen [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Young chimp knows the value of looking both ways [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Sick of your kids running into traffic? Or friends who are constantly walking and texting? Tap their competitive primate spirit by showing them this video proving that even chimpanzees are wise enough to look both ways before crossing the street. The post Young chimp knows the value of looking both ways [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Facebook marketing is changing: Here’s what small businesses can do to stay in the game

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    I love HootSuite. They do such an awesome job of posting really relevant articles about Social Media, Marketing and whatever else you can think of that would fit under their strategic umbrella. One of the latest posts that Donné Torr, a contributor, has written is about Facebook and their changing metrics and how that will … The post Facebook marketing is changing: Here’s what small businesses can do to stay in the game appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Amazing “nurse cat” from Poland looks after other animals at the shelter

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    Here’s your feel-good story for the day: Radamenes the cat, saved from a certain death by a shelter in Poland, cuddles and even sometimes cleans other animals that are sick and/or recovering from surgery. See the Imgur gallery for all the photos: Radamenes the Cuddle Cat. Full story here: CBC. More stories about Cute Stuff!. … The post Amazing “nurse cat” from Poland looks after other animals at the shelter appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Death in the Mediterranean: What's driving the 2015 migrant crisis

    Megan Specia
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The migrants are packed like sardines into old fishing boats, or forced to sit shoulder-to-shoulder in inflatable rafts, dinghies and overcrowded ships. Hailing from countries roiled by violence throughout North Africa and the Middle East, the men, women and children have paid human traffickers thousands of Euros for safe passage to Europe, just 1,000 miles across the sea, that brings hope of a better life. See also: The smallest victims: Portraits of Syrian children living on the run Many, however, never make it. The risky journey all too often ends in capsized vessels and shipwrecks that…
  • 'George Lucas' protests new Star Wars movies

    Chris Taylor
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The rest of the world may be ecstatic about the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released Thursday and viewed more than 40 million times on YouTube alone But there's one Star Wars fan who isn't happy with what he's seeing of the new movie, especially its lack of Jar Jar Binks: George Lucas See also: First 'Star Wars' spin-off movie will show theft of Death Star plans Or rather, it's comedian Josh Robert Thompson, familiar to viewers of Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show as, among other things, the voice of Geoff the skeleton robot. Here, as captured by fan Nicole Wiseman, Thompson took…
  • Twitter lavishes $72 million welcome on financial chief Anthony Noto

    Seth Fiegerman
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Twitter certainly gave its new chief financial officer a warm welcome, embracing him with $72.8 million in total compensation last year Twitter paid its recently hired CFO Anthony Noto the fat bundle, almost all of it coming from option and stock awards, according to an SEC filing from the company on Monday His compensation was nearly double that of the combined salaries of the other five executives whose salaries were mentioned in the filing. That group includes CEO Dick Costolo, who made around $14,000 Noto was hired to Twitter in July of last year to help improve the social network's…
  • 'Scorpion' star teases 'nail-biter' finale

    Sandra Gonzalez
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    The penultimate episode of CBS's Scorpion left its leading man in — quite literally — a cliffhanger situation Main character Walter (Elyes Gabel) was in his car, teetering on the ledge of a cliff, 300-feet above the ground. SEE ALSO: Marvel gets gritty in Netflix's 'Daredevil,' and it's glorious "Walter's life is in serious danger; he's in a very perilous situation the entire time," previews Ari Stidham, who plays Sylvester Dodd. "It's a nail-biter." In its first season, Scorpion has joined a growing group of tech-centered TV shows that have hit the small screen in recent years.
  • The farm-to-table marijuana experience is here

    Brian Koerber
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    BOULDER, Colo. — If you live in a state where marijuana is illegal, you don't typically get to ask your dealer if your weed was grown consciously. What type of pesticides were used during the process of growing these plants? Where exactly where they grown? When was this plant harvested? See also: WEEEEEEED: Mashable's 420 story stash These questions may sound ridiculous to people who don't live in Alaska, Colorado, Washington state and the District of Columbia, where recreational marijuana is legal. But for marijuana enthusiasts who do live in those areas, asking your budtender…
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  • Today in Tabs: 4/20 Is Just A Number

    Rusty Foster
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    There's a 97% chance we won't delete this post.4/20 close that tabRead Full Story
  • Why Norway Is Ditching FM Radio

    Neal Ungerleider
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Norway is abandoning FM radio for all-digital broadcasts in 2017.No more FM? Norway is becoming the first country to scrap FM broadcasts and switch to all-digital broadcasts for radio. The country does not use the AM band for radio transmissions, and the new regulations—taking effect in 2017—would require listeners to obtain digital radio receivers or listen in on the Internet. An official statement by the Norwegian government frames the switchover as a tech-savvy cost-cutting move.Read Full Story
  • Google Almost Bought A Near-Bankrupt Tesla In 2013

    David Lumb
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    With his electric car company on the verge of bankruptcy, Elon Musk turned to Google and very nearly sold Tesla.In early 2013, Tesla was near bankruptcy. Founder Elon Musk turned to his friend Larry Page, cofounder and CEO of Google, to buy out Tesla. The deal went past handshake territory and both company's lawyers drafted up negotiations, but somewhere along the way, the deal fell through. By May 2013, Tesla had turned everything around and posted its first quarterly profit. A report in Bloomberg today reveals just how close Musk came to selling Tesla to Google.Read Full Story
  • Why Epicurious's Apple Watch App Doesn't Include Recipes

    Mark Wilson
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    One of the world's most popular recipe platforms takes its first stab at wearables, and there's not a recipe in sight.You're cooking a 2-inch prime ribeye in a cast iron pan. The slab of raw meat cost enough that you hid the receipt from your spouse. And you really don't want to screw this up. Should you flip it yet? Should you wait? You can't decide. That's when you get a tap on your wrist, and you know it's time. 15% of's users still print recipes.Read Full Story
  • From MIT: This Shiny Nail Art Is Actually A Tiny Bluetooth Trackpad

    John Brownlee
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Inspired by the decorative nail stickers popular in Asian countries, the NailO allows you to control your devices without touching them.Ever try to cook while using your laptop or your iPad to read a recipe, watch a movie, or Skype? You're probably still cleaning eggy fingerprints from the keyboard. Thankfully, a new invention from MIT Media Lab could make navigating a device while your hands are otherwise occupied much easier by turning your thumb nail into a tiny trackpad.Read Full Story
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  • Google Brings Street View To Loch Ness

    Frederic Lardinois
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
     Exactly 81 years ago today, the Daily Mail printed what is now the most famous photo of the Loch Ness Monster. To celebrate this special day in cryptozoology, Google today launched its Street View imagery of the famous lake. You can now use Street View to explore both the surface of the 23-mile-long loch and see some underwater imagery, too. Read More
  • Got A Team Distributed All Over The World? Teleport’s Tool, Flock, Finds You A Meeting Hub

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
     The thesis behind Teleport, a new Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup from a group of early Skype alums, is that workers should be free to migrate to whichever city and country suits them best. They’ve been slowly building out a suite of tools that help digital workers figure out where they can maximize their take-home pay after accounting for costs like housing and… Read More
  • Clear Deletes Dumb Tweets Before You Regret Them

    Anthony Ha
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
     Most of us have embarrassing stories about things we’ve shared on social media, but it’s hard to top Ethan Czahor’s. He was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer, but shortly after he got the job, journalists uncovered some old offensive tweets and he had to resign. Now Czahor is back in the tech world with an iOS app called Clear that could help people in… Read More
  • IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

    Alex Wilhelm
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
     Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 straight quarters of declining revenue. IBM’s… Read More
  • Q&A With The Creators Of ‘High Maintenance’

    Ryan Lawler
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
     While they never expected to get famous from High Maintenance, the show has found a devoted following. That in turn led Vimeo to invest in more episodes to appear as part of its paid Vimeo On Demand service. Read More
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  • The difference between mass and banality

    Seth Godin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Something doesn't have to be trite and dreadful to be popular, but often, popular things get this way. In the 1980s, most of the cars made by General Motors were mediocre, unmemorable and poorly designed. They were also quite popular. By racing to the bottom, GM defended market share but ended up crippling themselves for generations. Hot Wheels, Spaldinis and the original Monopoly game are classic toys, Platonic ideals of good design and idiosyncratic thought. On the other hand, the hyped toys of the moment fade away fast, because they're designed to shortcut straight to the lowest common…
  • Seen, heard, gotten, changed

    Seth Godin
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Most of the news/advice/insight you run into is merely seen. You might acknowledge that something is happening, that something might work, that a new technique is surfacing. Sometimes, if you work at it, you actually hear what's being said. You engage with the idea and actively roll it around, considering it from a few angles. But rarely, too rarely, we actually get what's going on, we understand it well enough to embrace it (or reject it). Well enough to teach it. And maybe that leads to a productive change. It's not clear to me that more stuff seen leads to more ideas gotten and more action…
  • "What have you got?"

    Seth Godin
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    The wrong answer to this question is often, "what do you need?" When someone asks what you have to offer, when they ask for a menu or a price list or some indication of what they can choose from, it's tempting to ask what they want, because maybe, just maybe, you'll figure out how to make that for them. When you act like a short-order cook at a diner, people rarely ask you for something interesting. Instead of trying to figure out what will get us picked, we might figure out if there's a way we can sell people on dreaming about what we have instead.        
  • What if you stopped?

    Seth Godin
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    What would happen to your audience if you shut the doors tomorrow? (I know what would happen to you, that's not my question... what would happen to them?) What would happen to your customers and to your prospects if you stopped doing your work? If you stopped showing up, if you stopped selling them something, would they miss you if you were gone? If the airline went away, we'd just find another airline. If the cookie cutter politician went away, we'd just vote for someone else. If the typical life insurance agent... Does it matter if it's you doing the work?
  • I am 'anti-business', you might be too

    Seth Godin
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    A hundred and fifty years ago, when people finally began organizing to eliminate child labor in American factories, they were called anti-business. There was no way, the owners complained, that they could make a living if they couldn’t employ ultra-cheap labor. In retrospect, I think businesses are glad that kids go to school--educated workers make better consumers (and citizens). Fifty years ago, when people realized how much damage was being done by factories poisoning our rivers, those supporting the regulations to clean up the water supply were called anti-business. Companies argued…
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  • What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide

    Lee Simmons
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Back when the future was bright, and every night was Family Night, it was the gleaming Technicolor finale of suburban suppers. The post What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide appeared first on WIRED.
  • Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina and Gary Almost Come to Blows

    Jordan Crucchiola
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Last night we were treated to the most emotional climax of Veep thus far. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina and Gary Almost Come to Blows appeared first on WIRED.
  • 13 Big Reveals From the New Jurassic World Trailer

    Angela Watercutter
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:44 am
    Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman, we saw the new global trailer for Jurassic World, and it's also a doozy. The post 13 Big Reveals From the New Jurassic World Trailer appeared first on WIRED.
  • This $1.5B Startup Is Making Health Insurance Suck Less

    Issie Lapowsky
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Oscar Health just landed a nine-figure round of financing to advance its radical premise that health insurance doesn't have to suck. The post This $1.5B Startup Is Making Health Insurance Suck Less appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Week in Trailers: Was There Something About Star Wars?

    Jordan Crucchiola
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week has heavyweights like Marvel, the Terminator franchise, and Star Wars, but also a few great indie gems as well. The post The Week in Trailers: Was There Something About Star Wars? appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Make Money Blogging for Real: 3 Must-Know Factors

    Guest Blogger
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jerry Low. Most people have heard of the success of Perez Hilton’s blog and that he makes somewhere between $200,000 to $400,000 each month blogging about the latest celebrity gossip. Success stories like Hilton’s might make the prospect of earning a fortune blogging seem real, but the truth is that it is hard work and not very many crack that six figure per month mark. Still, you can make a decent living from blogging, if you know how to go about it. Every now and then, I’m pulled aside at a family gathering or am emailed by someone who wants to know…
  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

    Darren Rowse
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    Update: this course will be open for enrolments for just over 1 more day. I only promote one blogger training resource each year and this is the only week this until 2016 that they have enrolments open. I’m very fussy about what blogger training resources I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. Here’s what you need to know. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come…
  • 3 Reasons to Stop Relying on How-To Lists for Information (and What to Do Instead)!

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
     This is a guest contribution from Daryl Rothman. The truth is out there. At least, we hope so. How-to lists are all the rage in the burgeoning blogging world. And many are good, but there is an absolute deluge. The list of lists is growing. Who has it right? How do you choose? What lists you should rely on? Simple. None. Before you loose the slings and arrows of recrimination upon me, hear me out. I didn’t say you shouldn’t read any how-to lists. There are some great ones. Read away! I am saying you need to stop relying upon them. Here’s why. We are so inundated with lists it is easy…
  • Tips for Creating Your First eCourse

    Stacey Roberts
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    There’s a reason you’re seeing an influx of ecourses in the blogosphere of late – it’s a fantastic way to share to a higher (and sometimes more concentrated) degree your talents and knowledge. If you have a niche blog, then there’s a good chance you can come up with an in-depth and useful course that will be helpful for your readers and profitable for you. If an ecourse is something that’s been on your mind, then read ahead. Last year, Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim ran her very first blogging ecourse, the Clever Cookie School of Blog, which was a huge…
  • The Structure of a Proper Client Proposal That Will Land You a Blogging Gig

    Guest Blogger
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. Struggling to make money blogging, aren’t you? SEO doesn’t seem to work for you. Neither does social media. And don’t even get me started on commenting on other blogs and online forums … it’s just noise. Maybe you even subconsciously hate people like Darren, Jon Morrow, or Brian Clark, purely because they’ve succeeded and you haven’t (yet). First of all, it’s okay. Don’t worry, not being satisfied and trying to look for outside reasons to justify our problems is a natural human reflex. It will…
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  • Roast Cauliflower Leaves Instead of Letting Them Go to Waste

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You always want to get everything you can from your ingredients. Try roasting the cauliflower leaves that come with the head rather than throwing them away.Read more...
  • Keep Your Pets from Getting You Sick with These Simple Rules

    Patrick Allan
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    As much as you love your pets, there’s still a possibility they can make you sick if you aren’t careful. A recent study explains the potential health risks of pet ownership—particularly for those with weak immune systems—and how you can easily avoid them.Read more...
  • You Don't Need to Spend Hours in the Gym to Lose Weight

    Dick Talens
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    When it comes to weight loss, people often think that you need to spend countless hours in the gym, pounding away at the treadmill while you watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother. Not only do you not need much time in the gym, it might be optimal to spend it elsewhere. Here’s why. Read more...
  • io9 How The Most Daring Plan Of WWI Turned Into A Military Disaster | Jalopnik All The Shameless Chi

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    io9 How The Most Daring Plan Of WWI Turned Into A Military Disaster | Jalopnik All The Shameless Chinese Car Knockoffs At The Shanghai Motor Show | Jezebel I Was Raped in Burkina Faso and My Rapist’s Trial Will Take 10 Years | Kotaku ‘Invisible Nunchuck Guy’ And Other Video Game Retail Horror Stories | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Properly Prepare Kale for a Salad with a Leafy Massage

    Patrick Allan
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Kale leaves can be pretty tough if you don’t prepare them right. You can easily tenderize them for your salad, without any heat, by giving the leaves a gentle massage.Read more...
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  • The Art of Branding

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the real world, you don’t have infinite resources; you don’t have a perfect product; and you don’t sell to a growing market without competition. You’re also not omnipotent, so you cannot enforce what people think your brand represents. Under these assumptions, most companies need all the help they can get with branding. This is my advice to help you. Seize the high ground. Establish your brand on positive conditions like “making meaning,” “doing good,” “changing the world,” and “making people happy” —not doing in your competition. Think about it: when is the last…
  • Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

    Guy Kawasaki
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    These are pictures from my trip to the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace in Germany. It is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Germany. The post Pictures from the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock!

    Guy Kawasaki
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My time-tested, battle-hardened best tips to help you create the best presentations possible. If you feel the need to be creative, do it in your product design, not your pitch. This post is a tiny part of Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, The Art of the Start 2.0. Read it and reap… The post Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock! appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • How to Spread the Word When Information Flows Faster Than Clout

    Guy Kawasaki
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    In their book, Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers In The Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information, Emanuel Rosen and Itamar Simonson explain a new approach to planting seeds to build awareness for a new product or service. Their idea is that the gradual adoption, trickle-down approach that started when Moses went to see God is less applicable today because online information is getting fast, free, and perfect. For example, people can use websites like CNET and Amazon to read reviews hours after a product’s introduction. Innovators, early adopters, and early majority users can…
  • Photos from my first trip to Yosemite

    Guy Kawasaki
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    I’ve lived in California for forty years, and I have never visited Yosemite until last week. Wow, I was missing so much. The epic nature of the park is mind boggling. Here are pictures from my visit. Don’t be a fool like me: visit Yosemite as soon as you can! (Photographed with a Sony A7 II, courtesy of my friends at Sony.) The post Photos from my first trip to Yosemite appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Watch Order Statuses Shifting to 'Preparing for Shipment'

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Apple Watch order statuses have begun changing from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gets ready to send out the first Apple Watch orders to customers who pre-ordered their devices on Friday, April 10. Apple Watch orders that have changed to "Preparing for Shipment" are still listing prospective delivery dates of 4/24 to 5/8, but the first orders are expected to begin arriving on Friday April 24, the official launch date of the Apple Watch. Now that order statuses have shifted, customers should begin receiving shipment emails in the near future. The change to customer…
  • Apple Watch Charges Begin Showing Up On Credit and Debit Cards

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    According to dozens tweets and emails received by MacRumors, Apple has just begun charging customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch for their purchases. The charges suggest that early Apple Watch orders will soon shift from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment" as Apple gears up to begin sending devices to customers ahead of the Apple Watch's Friday April 24 launch date. As we shared earlier today, bulk shipments of the Apple Watch have already begun arriving at central distribution centers across the United States and are ready to begin heading to customers over the next few days.
  • Shazam, OneDrive, Porsche, FIFA 15, ESPN, JetBlue and More Apps Updated for Apple Watch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    A number of notable apps have been updated with Apple Watch support to start off the week, including Shazam, Microsoft OneDrive, Porsche Car Connect, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team by EA SPORTS, Epicurious, Nick Jr, ESPN, Avea, JetBlue and Letterpad. The updates should be rolling out on the App Store today prior to the Apple Watch launch on April 24. Shazam for Apple Watch will enable you to discover which artist, song and lyrics you are listening to from your wrist in seconds. You will also be able to see your past Shazams at a Glance with a simple swipe up gesture, turn on Auto Shazam to continue…
  • First Wave of Apple Watches Begin Shipping Ahead of Friday's Launch

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Apple Watch pre-orders are being sent to centralized distribution points across the United States as couriers prepare the shipments to be delivered ahead of the wrist-worn device's launch on April 24, according to a source for MacRumors that has provided accurate information in the past. Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts confirmed earlier this month that Apple Watch pre-order deliveries will begin on April 24 as scheduled, although many customers have received shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later and it remains unknown how many Apple Watch pre-orders will be delivered on day one. iPhone…
  • Apple Highlights Environmental Responsibility in 2015 Progress Report

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    Apple on Monday shared its 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report that reflects on the company's environmental progress during the 2014 fiscal year. The report focuses on Apple's commitment to climate change, renewable resources, finite resources, and toxins, and outlines the company's 2014 carbon footprint and other usage information. Apple's latest environmental progress report highlights that 100% of its U.S. operations and 87% of its global operations are run on renewable energy. Apple emitted 34.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions during the 2014 fiscal year, with 24.8…
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  • Make Media that Serves

    Chris Brogan
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    I was the keynote speaker at Perry Drake’s UMSL digital marketing event last week. The room was a mix of agency people, business owners, and students. With that in mind, I asked them if they wanted to see what I speak about with businesses who are asking about how to use media and community to earn more customers. They said that would be okay (I mean, I was the keynote. If that wasn’t okay, would they have asked, “What else have you got?”) I thought I’d share WHY I picked what I did as my keynote speech. Make Media That Serves The premise of the speech was…
  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

    Chris Brogan
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    First off, I should be honest right up front: I lied. I’m definitely NOT going to give you 37 blog posts to stop writing. Instead, stop writing list posts just because you read somewhere that they’re good. We are TRASHING the opportunity to create great content marketing Attention gimmicks are just that. They earn us attention. Briefly. And then what? If you’ve got no “next,” then you’ve just wasted it. Your “71 productivity tips” post is like Stewie (and all children): Continue ReadingThe post 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She…
  • Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years?

    Chris Brogan
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    17 years. That’s how long I’ve been blogging (as of the moment I’m writing this post). I started in 1998, before there was blogging software, back when it was called “journaling.” A lot has changed in my life since then (two major relationships, 4 companies, the birth of my children), and obviously even more has changed with the world. Has Blogging Changed Much Over the Last 17 Years? The short answer is yes. The tools have changed immensely. My first “blogging” was really using a WYSIWYG software called Trellix (I’m stunned that they still have…
  • Money is PART of Value

    Chris Brogan
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    I was talking with my friend, Jake Thompson about a project we’re doing to send athletic clothes to some special needs athletes in Wichita East school ( the story is here and here). My friend, Angel is also helping out. Jake and I were discussing that service was a very important part of ownership. I said to Jake, “Money is a subset of value.” Money is a SUBSET of Value My friend Anthony talks about value creation all the time. He works with sales organizations to help them forge what he calls “Level 4 Value Creation.” I’m not smart enough to explain that…
  • Content Will Never Be King

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Join host Robert Bruce for the second episode of Allegorical … A simple story about one of the greatest hipsters who ever lived … and the reality behind the facade of his particular brand of cool. Listen to Allegorical No. 2 … Click Here to Listen to Allegorical on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and sales podcast network. Get on-demand business advice from experts, whenever and wherever you want it. The post The Hipster’s Dilemma appeared first on Copyblogger.
  • How to Escape the Social Media Swindle

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One day we’ll look back at this period in history as the big swindle known as social media marketing. But on the upside, we’ll also view these times as the point when companies big and small realized the importance of owning their own home base and enticing prospects not only to visit, but to experience. Beyond being forced to pay to interact with the very social audiences we built, brands of all sizes now know that social is not for selling. Seemed obvious to some, but apparently not to many. When it comes to audience, social media is the coldest relationship you can have with a…
  • How to Find a Multiplier Effect for Your Income

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur and an inventor who consistently earns millions of dollars licensing his ideas to companies like Disney, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola. He is not high-tech, but he knows how to take an idea and make it a global sensation very quickly. Before becoming a savvy inventor, he spent part of the 1980s as the head of design at Worlds of Wonder. They had two number-one hit toys that you may remember: Teddy Ruxpin and Lazer Tag. Since that time, he has started his own businesses, InventRight and Spinformation, and has sold hundreds of millions of…
  • A ‘Media, Not Marketing’ Case Study: The Rise of Chef Tim Anderson

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    How does a reality television competition help launch your career if the winner doesn’t receive a monetary prize? Today’s guest on Editor-in-Chief is an American who won the British television program MasterChef in 2011. Tim Anderson is now an entrepreneur and author whose first book, Nanban: Japanese Soul Food, is available from SquarePeg in the UK. Let’s find out about the role media has played in Tim’s career and how producing media continues to enable Tim to do what he loves to do … In this 60-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman and Tim…
  • 4 Safe Ways to Find Your Writing Voice (and One Dangerous One)

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair. Writers start to peel away from the crowd when they find their voice. That strong, distinctive voice that people easily recognize. But finding your writing voice is no easy task. Your voice is something that emerges over time … through trial and error. It takes deliberate focus to develop. Unfortunately, too many writers get stuck in the stage before their voice becomes strong (which Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth will explain in today’s show) … and remain mediocre writers —…
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  • Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Live video is messy. It’s raw, unedited, and with new mobile apps, it’s now capable of capturing many more people who aren’t aware they’re being recorded. And in some cases, that can add up to legal problems. Meerkat and Periscope aren’t the first tools to offer live-streaming capabilties, but they have captured attention due in large part to the ease with which they allow video to be recorded on the fly, from a smartphone, and shared publicly on Twitter. Twitter owns Periscope, while Meerkat is the indie player, a breakout hit at this year’s South by Southwest technology festival…
  • The Hunt's revamped app solves life's big mystery: Where can I buy that?

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    There’s nothing more satisfying than tracking down an item online that you’ve been lusting after for weeks—and bonus points if it’s on sale. That’s the appeal of The Hunt, a crowdsourcing platform that unleashes the power of the Internet to help you find clothes, housewares, and other lifestyle items. If it can be seen and purchased, The Hunt’s community of seekers will find it for you. How it works: When you see a photo online of a must-have outfit, piece of furniture, etc., you can start a hunt by posting it to the platform. The community’s experts will scour the Internet to…
  • How the Apple Watch heart rate sensor works, according to Apple

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    If you’re curious how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor works, the company is now happy to explain. A new support document on Apple’s website describes exactly how the watch measures your pulse, how often the readings happen, and what factors might affect the readings for better or worse. Similar to many other wearable fitness trackers, the Apple Watch relies on green LED lights for a method called photoplethysmography (or PPG). Because blood absorbs green light, and each pulse brings a spike in blood flow, determining heart rate is a matter of measuring the changes in green light…
  • Twitter opens up direct messaging again, despite abuse fears

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Twitter regularly experiments with its direct-messaging feature, perhaps because the platform is unsure just how important private chatting is or should be to its efforts. But here we go again: Twitter just turned on a feature that will let anyone send you a message, even if you don’t follow them. Twitter A new button denotes when a person is accepting DMs from strangers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Got a new MacBook? USB Target Disk Mode works with the right cable (which Apple doesn't sell)

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    On Friday, you might have read my and executive editor Susie Ochs’s experiences with our out-of-the-box, retail purchased MacBooks. We had a lot of glitches in setup and configuration, many confirmed by other MacBook owners and some by people who had experienced the same problems in setting up new Macs. But the one truly unexpected part had to do with migration. Because of an OS X mismatch—the MacBook shipped with 10.10.2 and my MacBook Air had 10.10.3 installed—I was unable to use the initial setup assistant to migrate. (If I’d been persistent, I could have booted into the Recovery…
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  • The Current State Of E-Commerce Filtering

    Christian Holst
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    When done right, filters enable users to narrow down a website’s selection of thousands of products to only those few items that match their particular needs and interests. Yet, despite it being a central aspect of the user’s e-commerce product browsing, most websites offer a lacklustre filtering experience. In fact, our 2015 benchmark reveals that only 16% of major e-commerce websites offer a reasonably good filtering experience. Given the importance of filtering, we — the entire team at the Baymard Institute — spent the last nine months researching how users browse, filter…
  • Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study)

    Ashley Bennett
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    If you’re a member of the web or UI design community, it’s been hard to avoid talking about Sketch1 over the last year. The launch of this design app shook up an industry dominated by Adobe for more than two decades, and it has caused an ongoing debate about whether Sketch is better than Photoshop and Illustrator (and Fireworks2). A longtime Photoshop user myself, I made the switch to Sketch in early 2014 and haven’t looked back. I love certain features of the program, such as the simple interface, file autosave and infinite canvas. However, plenty of other programs out there have…
  • Building A Custom Archive Page For WordPress

    Karol K
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    If I were to ask you what the least used default page type in WordPress is, chances are you’d say the archive template. Or, more likely, you’d probably not even think of the archive template at all — that’s how unpopular it is. The reason is simple. As great as WordPress is, the standard way in which it approaches the archive is far from user-friendly. Let’s fix that today! Let’s build an archive page for WordPress that’s actually useful. The best part is that you will be able to use it with any modern WordPress theme installed on your website at the moment. But first,…
  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 2)

    David Tucker
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) aims at giving app developers the ability to create seamlessly new feature-complete cross-platform native and web applications. In the first part1 of this series, I walked through a messaging application demo powered by the Kinvey application. We explored how to leverage user management, file storage and the data store. To complete the demo, we need to leverage two key pieces of Kinvey functionality: the permissions provided by the data store, and push notifications, which are enabled through the business logic functionality. 2WaterCooler messaging app…
  • An In-Depth Overview Of Living Style Guide Tools

    Robert Haritonov
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:10 am
    Following the market’s demand for minimalistic and consistent UIs, and the growth in modular web development, we tend to pay more and more attention to documentation and the efficiency of designer–engineer workflow with each project we undertake. Also, since the documentation process is often the weakest spot for modern web teams, we’re constantly looking for the right tools to help us. Living style guides help front-end developers transform front-end code bases into well-described pattern libraries with the minimum of effort. But to make them really efficient, we need to choose…
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  • George Lucas gets payback on neighbors

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Filmmaker George Lucas plans to build a giant affordable housing development on his Skywalker Ranch property in Marin County, California.
  • Koch brother picks '16 favorite

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.
  • Anti-immigrant killing captured by photographer

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    South Africa leaders took notice after James Oatway caught the horror in a wave of violence. FULL STORY
  • U.S. moves ships to watch Iran

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    U.S. officials tell CNN that in addition to reassuring allies in the region, U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels.
  • 2 GOP campaigns; 1 bump

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    The first ballots of the 2016 campaign won't be cast for nearly a year but the contours of the race are already coming into focus.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Three Important Things for Photographers From Us

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Morning, all. Lots to go over really quickly: (1) The Times Have Changed For Tomorrow’s Free “HUGE Secret Thing For Photographers” Webcasts Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the broadcast times for our FOUR free super-secret topic Webinars tomorrow to: 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, and 7PM EDT (New York Time).  BTW: if you’re going all, “Huh? A big secret? What??!!!” here’s the link to Friday’s post that explains it. Sorry about that — it was out of our control (like pretty much everything. LOL!!). These webinars are hosted by RC &…
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: When: Tuesday at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 PM…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? Submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. Canon 7D Mark II with Scott Kelby If a Canon 7D Mark II is in your future or already in your camera bag, then this class is for you! Our own Scott Kelby will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started on the right foot with your…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring’s Kristina Sherk!

    Brad Moore
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Alright folks, let’s get girlie! Every so often I have people come up to me and ask me about the featured image on my website’s home screen. They say “I love the rainbow lips image! How in the world did you create the rainbow effect from scratch?” My response: I’d shrug, and say “Honestly? I just played around with blend modes.” But to level with you, I honestly created the piece so long ago, that I don’t quite remember the actual steps I took to produce it. So I thought it might be time to do some detective work and dive back into my past to see if…
  • Snapseed 2.0 Is Here!

    RC Concepcion
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Hey everyone. RC here. I’m happy to announce that Snapseed by Google just got a MAJOR upgrade and is now live!!! We figured – this is a great time to get some facetime with Google themselves to talk about it! In this bonus episode of The Grid – Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion are joined by Nils Kokemohr of Google to debut the release of this awesome app. Want to See a Whole Class on Snapseed 2.0? I’m a huge fan of the work Google has done with this app. To make it for free takes it to yet another level. How about if we gave you a whole class on using it for free? For a…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How Your Camera Gets in the Way of Creating Great Photos

    Anthony Epes
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I am the kind of person who loves nothing more than to read a new camera manual back to front. When the Canon 5d MK3 came out the manual was over 200 pages, YUM! It was the thickest Canon manual yet, heaven! I love my kit and I love finding out how it works, what cool tricks I can do with it and what every single button does plus custom settings, autofocus modes, etc. I still use film (and digital of course), print my own work (which I keep detailed records of) so you can see that I am a solid tech nerd. Yet, I see all the time how distracting the camera can be when we are taking photos. This…
  • How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

    Gavin Hardcastle
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian Rockies was one of those times. I’d planned to shoot star trails over Mount Rundle and the town of Banff, Alberta while hopefully capturing reflections in Vermillion Lake, surrounded by melting ice. My initial vision was for a completely cloudless sky, but the small yet persistent low clouds ended up adding an ethereal quality to the shot I hadn’t expected. When I looked back at my first 30 second exposure, I knew right away that this…
  • 4 Things Commercial Photographers Need to Discuss with Their Small Business Clients

    Natalia Robert
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Lead architects of a high-end design firm. Providing successful images for a business can be very rewarding, especially when it’s for a budding business that you get to witness growing. While all businesses, big and small, essentially have the same demands, a small business is most likely still learning how to work with various professionals and creating their processes as they go. Diving into a project with a small business can lead to lots of time and money being wasted if terms and project details are not discussed openly, early on. The following are some key factors to discuss with…
  • 3 Reasons to Disable Your Camera’s Auto-Review Function

    Simon Ringsmuth
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you have an iPhone, a pocket camera, or a DSLR it’s likely that the first thing you do after taking a picture is peek at the back LCD screen to see how it turned out. Did you capture that flawless sunset glow? Is that flower petal perfectly in focus? Was everyone in the group photo smiling? The simple act of looking at the LCD screen (sometimes referred to as ‘chimping’) seems so natural that we often don’t give it a second thought, and nearly every camera has this auto-review function turned on by default. Ironically, turning this off can have a can have a…
  • Chromatic Aberration – What is it and How to Avoid it

    Joshua Burke
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the photo above, you may notice that the colors on the left-hand side appear to be showing fringes of green and red along the sharp edges of the subject; this is what is called chromatic aberration. What is chromatic aberration? Chromatic aberration (also known as color fringing or dispersion) is a common problem in lenses which occurs when colors are incorrectly refracted (bent) by the lens, resulting in a mismatch at the focal point where the colors do not combine as they should. To help understand this a bit better, remember that the focal plane is your sensor’s point of focus;…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • What's on your HDTV: 'StarTalk', 'Taken 3' and 'Breakin' on Blu-ray

    Richard Lawler
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    While the NHL and NBA playoffs roll on, this evening we welcome a new entrant to the late-night arena with Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic Channel. Promising to "collide pop culture with science" its guest for the premiere episo...
  • Google wants you to download your web search history

    Jon Fingas
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Wondering what you were searching for online a few years ago? You now have a (relatively) easy way to find out. Google has quietly trotted out an option to download your entire search history. So long as you searched using your Google account, you'll...
  • IKEA's future kitchen tells you how to cook

    Jon Fingas
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    For IKEA, your future kitchen shouldn't just have the occasional smart appliance -- it should be a technology hub. The furniture store's Concept Kitchen 2025 includes tech and other helpful additions meant to save both time and resources, such as a p...
  • HBO is bringing Vimeo's first original series to TV

    Jon Fingas
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    If there was any doubt that conventional TV and the internet are blending together, HBO just erased it. The premium channel has picked up the third season of High Maintenance, the pot-fueled show (yes, the 4/20 announcement is convenient) that became...
  • Toshiba's humanoid retail robot is ready to greet you

    Jon Fingas
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    If you happen to be shopping in Japan sometime soon, don't be surprised if the first offer of help comes from a machine. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store. The kimono-clad automa...
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  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for, 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…
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  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff and Daniel Berehulak nab 2015 photography Pulitzers

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Photographers capturing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and turmoil in Ferguson, Miss. took home this year's Pulitzer prizes for Feature and Breaking News Photography. Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer shooting for the New York Times, was honored for his images from West Africa where he spent four months in the Ebola zone. The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff was recognized for its coverage of the protests that began there last August following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more
  • Epson launches A2 SureColor SC-P800 printer with UltraChrome HD inks

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Printer manufacturer Epson has announced it will introduce an A2 printer that uses its new extended-life UltraChrome ink-set and will accept roll-fed paper via an optional roll holder. The professional photo printer will be able to produce prints of up to 17in high in panoramic formats as long as 1.1m/43.3in, as well as printing on thick art paper via a front media loader. Read more
  • Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Western Digital's Wi-Fi enabled My Passport Wireless is a hard drive that features a built-in SD card reader. Alongside the drive, it offers a My Cloud app, allowing photo, video and audio files on the drive to be viewed wirelessly from a phone or tablet. With Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities it could be a very tempting device for roaming photographers who want photo backup without the burden of a laptop. Is it a travel photographer's new best friend? Read review
  • Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Renowned nature and landscape photographer Art Wolfe has been all over the world during his 40+ year career. In this article he describes his first visit to Antarctica in late 1992, where he went in search of emperor penguins. Braving freezing conditions and dangerous under-maintained airplanes, Art spent $25,000 to take the trip - as it turned out, the first of many. Click through for the full story
  • Scientifantastic - The Time-lapse and Landscape Work of Joe Capra

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photographer Joe Capra got started shooting landscapes but in recent years he's been making a name for himself with high-resolution timelapse videos, shot on dedicated stills cameras and painstakingly put together using specialist software. Click through to view some of his stunning imagery and to learn more about his process in our detailed Q&A
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom’s Hidden “Reset” Buttons (there’s more than one) (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hey, before we get started, I wanted to apologize for not posting last Monday and Tuesday. I was in the midst of launching and then tweaking my new “Shoot Like a Pro: Reloaded” tour, and I was totally 100% heads-down on that until the wee hours of the morning from Sunday until Wednesday, so I had to bail on those two posts. Thanks for your patience with that — now I’m back in the saddle (and back home), and here’s my Monday post. Besides the obvious “Reset” button at the bottom of the Right Side panels in Lightroom, there are a number of ways to reset…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a short tip about the Pop­up Menu Advantage. Scott also talks about using LR Mobile to import and edit the images you took with your cell phone camera or your tablet camera. RC shares a keyboard shortcut on using the period key to toggle through basic panel adjustments, then use + and – to adjust. The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it! (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and…
  • What the crop? Part 2: Gesture (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs and faces that tend to go in certain directions ie… they have gesture and they need to be taken into consideration. When cropping think about the gesture of…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #9 with Scott & RC (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    I can’t believe we’ve already done 9 episodes, but sure enough — I present you with number 9 above. It keeps with our tradition of: (a) Keeping it short and sweet (b) Packing it start to finish with tips and techniques (c) Having the content driven by your questions, suggestions and ideas Hope you find it helpful. Also, our featured photographer on this week’s show is beauty and dance photographer Stephan Bollinger (link) Have a great weekend everybody — On Monday I’ll be in Salt Lake City, Utah on the first stop of my all new “Shoot Like a Pro:…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Brings Flight and Airline Apps to Your Wrist

    Joe Rossignol
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Apple Watch will make the flying experience more convenient for both casual and frequent flyers, with a number of airlines updating their apps for the Apple Watch in recent weeks, or announcing support coming soon, including American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue, British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, WestJet, Emirates and Japan Airlines. Notable airlines that have not announced or planned Apple Watch support include Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines in the United States, and Cologne-based Lufthansa, the largest airline in Europe. As more airlines…
  • Review: Belkin's Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case Offers Versatility and a Full Set of Keys

    Juli Clover
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    In our ongoing iPad Air 2 keyboard review series, we've looked at the ClamCase Pro and the BrydgeAir. Today we've got a look at another popular iPad keyboard that MacRumors readers suggested we review, the Qode Ultimate Pro from Belkin. The Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is one of the more versatile keyboard cases we've looked at, because it's able to detach from the keyboard to serve as a standalone iPad case and it's usable in both portrait and landscape modes. Other standout features include backlit keys, a full keyboard layout, and auto on/off functionality. What's in the Box and Setup…
  • DODOCase and Pad & Quill Introduce New Apple Watch Stands

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    With Apple Watch's April 24 delivery date getting closer and closer, a few accessory manufactures have been revealing new stands for the wrist worn device. First is "The Timber Catchall for Apple Watch", a more comprehensive version of Pad & Quill's "Luxury Pocket Stand", which the company announced closely following Apple's "Spring Forward" event. The Timber Catchall aims to provide grooves for keys and loose change with a larger area on its base built for charging a resting iPhone, along with an elevated specified area designed for the Apple Watch. Pad & Quill's Timber Catchall can be…
  • Demo Apple Watch Shows 70-Second Startup Time in New Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    A new video posted to YouTube over the weekend takes a look at the startup time for a demo Apple Watch, with the device taking exactly 1 minute and 10 seconds to go from a black screen to showcasing the clock face of the Watch. Although that startup time seems lengthy in comparison to those of other Apple products, multiple factors could be affecting the device's boot process. The Apple Watch in the video is a demo unit, with internals reportedly very close to retail units, but heavy software customization and other factors particular to the demo setup could be impeding this particular…
  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    As we head further into April, deals have begun to dry up a bit. There are still discounts on a few select iPad models, and low prices on the iMac, older MacBook Air, and older MacBook Pro models. Deals on current products like the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 are unavailable this week, so if you're looking to buy a tablet, you might want to hold off for a bit. We have several exclusive offers just for MacRumors readers this week, on games from GameAgent and products from Casetify, a site that offers custom iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch accessories. We've also rounded up some great…
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