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  • A compilation of 2014 storm time lapses [video]

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    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    What happens when a storm chaser learns to make time lapses? You get a massive, beautiful compilation of storm footage time lapses. Some of these lapses will blow you away. The post A compilation of 2014 storm time lapses [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Category 5 Super Typhoon Maysak sets record in Western Pacific

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    Andrew Freedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Category 5 Super Typhoon Maysak is packing sustained winds of at least 150 miles per hour as it takes aim at the tiny island of Yap in the Caroline Islands on Tuesday. The typhoon is the third of the year so far, which sets a record for the most typhoons so early in the Western Pacific typhoon season, according to meteorologist Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. The storm is rarer still when looking only at the record of typhoons that reached an intensity of Category 3 or stronger before April 1. Such typhoons are known as major typhoons. See also: Insane video of elite sailboat doing a…
  • Tory Burch's Ex-Husband Is Now Selling Office Furniture

    Fast Company
    Ainsley O'Connell
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    J. Christopher Burch, whose "revenge retail" operation C. Wonder failed mightily earlier this year, invests in office products.I've never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested, with close-cut salt-and-pepper hair, Nicolau jumps to action at the sight of a dismantled Poppin desk lying in pieces on the floor.Read Full Story
  • Google Maps Easter Egg Sets Pac-Man Loose On City Streets

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
     Google has created a new Easter Egg for Google Maps (pretty much just in time for actual Easter) which lets you play Pac-Man in real-world locales on the company’s Maps apps for desktop and mobie devices. It’s easy to play, by either navigating to the Google Maps website or opening the app on your Android or iOS device, and then just searching for a location where Pac-Man might… Read More
  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

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

  • A compilation of 2014 storm time lapses [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    What happens when a storm chaser learns to make time lapses? You get a massive, beautiful compilation of storm footage time lapses. Some of these lapses will blow you away. The post A compilation of 2014 storm time lapses [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make a scrumptious Nutella puff pastry [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Nothing like starting the day with a real diet-buster, but who says you can only enjoy this treat before noon? The post How to make a scrumptious Nutella puff pastry [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This “insane ice cream man” prank ends all smiles [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Most YouTube pranks are just short of cruel. Here's one to bring a smile to everyone's face, though. This guy acts like a crazy ice cream man but gives out tons of free swag. The post This “insane ice cream man” prank ends all smiles [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The day the music dies: life expectancy of musicians [chart]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    You've likely noticed that the rock 'n roll lifestyle doesn't exactly mesh with popular medical wisdom on how to stay alive, yet does the same hold true for musicians in the genres of folk or rap? The post The day the music dies: life expectancy of musicians [chart] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Greetings from around the world [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Planning some world travel in the near future? Start your trip off right with help from TwoLittleFleas with the proper greeting for your international hosts. The post Greetings from around the world [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Category 5 Super Typhoon Maysak sets record in Western Pacific

    Andrew Freedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Category 5 Super Typhoon Maysak is packing sustained winds of at least 150 miles per hour as it takes aim at the tiny island of Yap in the Caroline Islands on Tuesday. The typhoon is the third of the year so far, which sets a record for the most typhoons so early in the Western Pacific typhoon season, according to meteorologist Jeff Masters of Weather Underground. The storm is rarer still when looking only at the record of typhoons that reached an intensity of Category 3 or stronger before April 1. Such typhoons are known as major typhoons. See also: Insane video of elite sailboat doing a…
  • YouTube megastar Michelle Phan launches new lifestyle network

    David Yi
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    If launching her own beauty line and record label wasn't enough, YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan announced today that she's partnering with Endemol Beyond USA for their new lifestyle network, ICON. Phan will be the creative director for Endemol Beyond, which currently boasts 500 million monthly views via its multi-platforms: YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, Amazon Fire TV, among others. The 27-year old will mentor other online personalities while cultivating a streamlined vision for the network. See also: 8 Not-So-Magical Secrets From a Former Disney Princess Endemol Beyond, under the Endemol Shine…
  • Stop what you're doing, because Gonzo is doing 'The Humpty Dance'

    Andrea Romano
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    He look funny, but 'cha know he makin' money. The Great Gonzo stars as Shock G (with his chickens and Muppet pals as back up vocals) in a clever mashup of Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance" from YouTube user isthishowyougoviral, a.k.a. Mylo the Cat. Mylo has a treasure trove of Muppet-themed hip hop parody videos on YouTube, including a mashup of the Beastie Boys' "So Wha'cha Want" starring The Swedish Chef. Vin Diesel talks about 'Furious 8' before 'Furious 7' is even out Shep the herding drone may replace sheepdogs someday Helen Mirren plus helium make for hilarious awards acceptance…
  • Here's how Amazon will convert your place into a smart home

    JP Mangalindan
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    For Amazon, a "smart home" scenario isn't a question of if — but rather, when. The tech giant announced hardware and a cloud-based service on Thursday, both of which support web-enabled devices in the home. See also: Facebook's next step to world domination is the Internet of Things The physical device, called the Dash button, will be available on Wednesday across the U.S. on an invite-only basis. The free plastic device is slightly larger than your thumb and connects to Wi-Fi; when you press it, the device will automatically order another pack of your shaving cartridges or bottle of…
  • Grateful passenger thanks pilots for getting her home safely in handwritten note

    Tim Chester
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    LONDON — A passenger on a recent flight handed the pilots a note thanking them for doing their job and landing safely, just one week after the Germanwings plane crash that killed all 150 people on board. The passenger, known only as Bethanie, wrote that she wanted to reach out a "compassionate hand" to the pilots See also: The problem isn't if the Germanwings pilot had a mental illness, it's why he hid it "Thank you for taking me home," the letter read. "Thank you for doing so safely. Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do in Spain and split my time with my family in England…
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  • Tory Burch's Ex-Husband Is Now Selling Office Furniture

    Ainsley O'Connell
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    J. Christopher Burch, whose "revenge retail" operation C. Wonder failed mightily earlier this year, invests in office products.I've never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested, with close-cut salt-and-pepper hair, Nicolau jumps to action at the sight of a dismantled Poppin desk lying in pieces on the floor.Read Full Story
  • Is This Startup The Apple Of The Filtered-Water Market And Can It End Brita's Dominance?

    Elizabeth Segran
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    The millennials behind the Soma water filter have created a less expensive model—and it debuts this week at Target.There's a reason that food magazines never strategically place Brita or PUR water filters in their photo shoots: most people would agree that enormous plastic pitchers are not the most attractive additions to a table setting.Read Full Story
  • How To Cope With New Mom Guilt At Work

    Lisa Evans
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    Coming back to work after having your first child means re-defining both what it means to be a good employee and a good mother.Becoming a mother is a life-changing event. But just as you start getting used to being at home with your baby, you realize your maternity leave is coming to an end and you'll soon have to swap the spit-up blanket for a laptop.Read Full Story
  • How Periscope Can Fix Its Creepiest Feature

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

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

  • Google Maps Easter Egg Sets Pac-Man Loose On City Streets

    Darrell Etherington
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
     Google has created a new Easter Egg for Google Maps (pretty much just in time for actual Easter) which lets you play Pac-Man in real-world locales on the company’s Maps apps for desktop and mobie devices. It’s easy to play, by either navigating to the Google Maps website or opening the app on your Android or iOS device, and then just searching for a location where Pac-Man might… Read More
  • Amazon’s New Dash Button Hardware Offers Instant Orders For Staple Products

    Darrell Etherington
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
     Amazon has new hardware called the Dash Button that allows one-press ordering of products you’re likely to want to replace on a regular basis. The Dash Button comes in a number of different branded versions based on what it’s coded to order, and includes an adhesive backing and hook holster to let you stick it where it’s most convenient. The Dash Button is a natural extension… Read More
  • Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Jordan Crook
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
     Given the world’s shift toward video, both in terms of consumption and creation, it’s almost surprising how tedious and painstaking the process of post-production collaboration can be. Lots of services focus on pieces of the problem, like accelerated file sharing or review in-progress collaboration, but there isn’t really a service that covers everything, end-to-end.… Read More
  • Google Expands Advertising Options For Mobile Developers Designed To Increase Installs

    Sarah Perez
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
     Google announced this morning a range of new advertising options for Android app developers designed to increase the number of app installations. The most notable change rolling out today is that developers can now more easily advertise their applications on the Google Display Network, including via video app promo ads. The Google Display Network today reaches 2 million publisher websites,… Read More
  • Alcatel OneTouch’s Cross-Platform Smartwatch Opens Pre-Orders For $150

    Darrell Etherington
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
     The Alcatel OneTouch Watch, which got its debut at CES this year, is officially going on sale today with pre-orders starting at $149.99 directly from the company’s U.S. website. The smartwatch is unique among those from larger OEMs in that it works with both iOS and Android smartphones, packing in support for health monitoring features, phone notifications and music controls on both kinds… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Direct marketing (and the other kind)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Amazon Is Going To Let Your Gadgets Order Groceries Automatically

    David Pierce
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Today Amazon announces the Dash Button, a one-touch device for re-ordering common goods in your home. It's tied to a program that's designed to keep you from ever running out of things again. The post Amazon Is Going To Let Your Gadgets Order Groceries Automatically appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Old-School Crystal Radio That Broadcasts High-Tech News

    Liz Stinson
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    A crystal radio set is almost like magic. Sound appears, seemingly out of nowhere, powered not by cords and batteries, but by the very air around you. “You can’t quite work out how it comes alive,” says Julian Oliver. “But it just does.” Oliver is an artist and “critical engineer,” who for his most recent project […] The post An Old-School Crystal Radio That Broadcasts High-Tech News appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Is My Dog Such a Picky Pooper?

    Bryan Gardiner
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Before your dog picks a place to poop, there's sniffing and wandering, spinning and digging. What's behind his hunt for the elusive fecal bulls eye? The post Why Is My Dog Such a Picky Pooper? appeared first on WIRED.
  • Capturing the Bustling Crowds of Tokyo as a Frantic Blur

    Alyssa Coppelman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Long-exposure photographs capture the frantic hustle and isolation of rushing through Tokyo. The post Capturing the Bustling Crowds of Tokyo as a Frantic Blur appeared first on WIRED.
  • Microsoft Surface 3: Still Cheap, But Finally Full Windows

    David Pierce
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The new Surface 3, the affordable tablet/laptop hybrid just announced today, proves Windows RT is dead. The post Microsoft Surface 3: Still Cheap, But Finally Full Windows appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way

    Guest Blogger
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from Adam Connell. Have you ever wondered how to gain a significant advantage with social media? Not just in terms of growing a following but growing an engaged following? I have too, and so have countless others. The truth is that you can, and it’s easier than you might think. If you’re serious about growing a more engaged following, you’ll find this post helpful. You’ll learn how to focus your efforts, boost engagement, monitor your progress and ultimately start seeing real growth. Ready? Let’s dive in! 1. Get to know your audience Your audience…
  • Editing for People Who Love to Write… Too Much

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

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

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

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

  • Calculate the Energy Cost of Your Appliances With This Formula

    Kristin Wong
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    You can easily find the annual cost estimates of your appliances. But those numbers are based on averages, not your actual usage. Here’s how to calculate a better figure for how much your appliances are running you.Read more...
  • How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

    Eric Ravenscraft
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Unless you have a super brain, you’re probably not going to learn a whole new language every time you visit a different country. But with the right tools in your arsenal, you can get by. Here’s how to survive when you don’t understand the native tongue.Read more...
  • Gawker Indianapolis Star Fights Lunatic Anti-Gay Bill in Blunt Front-Page Stand | io9 Is A Kilobit 1

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    GawkerIndianapolis Star Fights Lunatic Anti-Gay Bill in Blunt Front-Page Stand io9Is A Kilobit 1,000 Or 1,024 Bits?: A Mathematical Debate Explained JalopnikWatch This Bad Porsche Driver Wipe Out Then Hilariously Wipe Out Again KotakuNew Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. Read more...
  • Make Salad Dressing With the Last Bit of Mayonnaise in a Jar

    Kristin Wong
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you've got a jar of mayo that's nearly empty, but still good, don't be so quick to toss it. Add some olive oil and spices, give it a shake, and you've just created your own homemade salad dressing.Read more...
  • What Are the Best Free Things to Do in San Francisco?

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Even though it is a huge tourist destination, San Francisco has a ton of free, non-touristy events, activities, and hidden spots. What is the best free thing you've done in San Francisco?Read more...
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  • How to Be a Demo God

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

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

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some aspiring entrepreneurs are already working for a big company. Like external entrepreneurs, they dream of creating innovative products. They, too, must prototype, position, pitch, bootstrap, recruit, fund, partner, sell, and support. The purpose of this minichapter is to explain how to do all this when you’re employed by a large business. Ironically, many entrepreneurs envy the employees of major companies—they think that these lucky souls have humongous financial resources, large sales forces, fully equipped labs, scalable factories, and established brands, plus medical and dental…
 
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  • Microsoft Announces Intel Atom-Based Surface 3 With Windows 8.1 for $499

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface 3 tablet with Windows 8.1, available in May for a starting price of $499. The latest iPad competitor is designed to be a laptop replacement, running full Windows, including desktop applications, and delivering all-day battery life. Surface 3 comes with 64GB storage and 2GB of RAM for $499, while a 128GB option with 4GB of RAM costs $599. Both Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE models are available. Surface 3 is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a significant shift from ARM processors used in previous models. The tablet also features…
  • U.S. ITC to Investigate Apple After Ericsson Patent Infringement Claims

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

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

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

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Chinese parts supplier Future Supplier (via Nowhereelse.fr) has posted leaked images of what it believes could be the rear shell for the so-called "iPhone 6c." The rear housing looks similar to the plastic iPhone 5c, with two notable differences being a pill-shaped LED flash cutout and two rows of speaker grilles on the bottom of the smartphone. The size of the rear shell indicates that the device's screen size could fall within the 4-inch range. The pill-shaped LED flash design and two rows of speaker grilles are also found on the iPhone 5s, indicating that the iPhone 6c could have the same…
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  • Content Will Never Be King

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

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

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

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

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

  • Last Day to Save on Authority Rainmaker 2015

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

    Mike King
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Simply put, if you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing. In fact, if you’re whipping up blog posts and infographics without business objectives, you’re basically partaking in a very expensive version of arts and crafts. Your job as a content marketer is to show your boss the money — not traffic, not links — mon-naay. Let’s talk about how to get started effectively measuring your content marketing efforts. Measurement separates digital marketing from traditional advertising As a native Philadelphian (I live in Brooklyn now), I know a little too much…
  • 4 Revelations that Drove Me to Quit My Job and Start a Business

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

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

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

  • A mixed bag: Choice is good, but it's not always better

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    People love choice, right? Give the option between not having choice and having choice, one would always choose choice, right? Because it’s always better to be able to choose between 70 crappy things than get one good one. Hey, wait a minute... Writing for the Forbes contributor network and monkey grooming service, Brooke Crothers asks ”Windows 10 or OS X: Can Hardware Make the Difference?” (tip o’ the antlers to Rajesh) Yes! Oh, wait, he means the other way around. Then, no. NO! Would you switch from Mac to Windows to get access to “better” hardware?To read this article in full…
  • AT&T brings gigabit Internet to Apple's home town, charges steep premium over cities where Google Fiber's available

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    AT&T promised to bring gigabit broadband to Silicon Valley, and more than seven months later it has finally delivered. The carrier recently announced U-Verse with GigaPower is now available in parts of Cupertino, California—albeit for a steep price premium compared to the cost of the GigaPower service in cities with gigabit Internet competition.  GigaPower arrives ahead of Google Fiber, which is available in eight markets across the U.S., but has not yet come to the heart of America’s tech industry. Cupertino is best known as Apple’s home base, but it’s also just down the road…
  • First look: Todoist for iOS gets smarter and better-looking with new, free features

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some people get a thrill from checking items off a hand-written to-do list. Others prefer to manage their lives with feature-packed digital calendars. I am both, and when I discovered Todoist earlier this year, it seemed like the best of both worlds: the ease of managing tasks in a centralized app combined with the simple pleasure of marking tasks off when you finish them. Now Todoist is even better with a facelift that delivers a new look and even more helpful new features. The popular task management app on Tuesday rolled out a brand new version for iOS that sets the stage for a dramatic,…
  • Wallet no more: How the tech behind Apple Pay can change our lives

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    Despite the fact that it is, at least so far, a U.S-only affair, I think it’s fair to say that Apple Pay has become a rousing success. With dozens of partner banks, thousands of merchants, and millions of credit card enrolled in the program, the folks from Cupertino seem to have pulled off a feat that has, so far, eluded every last one of their competitors: Creating a digital wallet that is as easy to use and widely accepted as the traditional payment methods it replaces—and much more secure at that. Look beyond payments, however, and the interlocking puzzle of hardware and software that…
  • To all the iPods I've scratched before...

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    In last week’s Think Retro—and with my apologies to him for bringing it up yet again—I told the tale of Kenny gouging a track in the lid of his brand new 12-inch PowerBook G4 within days of buying it, and I bet you too have your own tales of woe about that first time your perfect, beautiful bit of Apple hardware got its first scratch. Today, though, I want to celebrate those scratches. Those scratches are the signs your iPod, your iPhone, your Mac is yours. They show it has lived—with you. They show it has worked.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • That’s Real-Life Responsive Web Design: Meet The Brand New Smashing Book 5

    Vitaly Friedman
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Smart “responsive” workflows, effective responsive design/UX patterns and powerful front-end techniques — if you need a good book on smart responsive design, our brand new Smashing Book 5 is just what you need. Neatly packed in a gorgeous hardcover, it covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable and scalable responsive websites. 498 pages. Hardcover/eBook. Pre-order the book and save 25% today.1 2 $29 $39 Get the book3Printed, gorgeous hardcover.Save 25% today.4 Free shipping only today. About The Book Responsive design is a default these days, but…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: April 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for April 2015. Both…
  • Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice (Part 1)

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

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

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

  • Airstrikes kill 40 at refugee camp

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    A Saudi-led coalition continued airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels, who have captured key parts of Yemen and ousted that country's President, and who could spread Iran's influence in the region. FULL STORY
  • Another brutal blogger attack

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh street in full view of horrified onlookers, blogger Washiqur Rahman doubled down.
  • Firefighter falls through roof into ball of fire

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Cell phone video captured the moment a California firefighter fell through the roof of a burning building. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
  • Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez said he was innocent

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft testifies about the conversation he had with Aaron Hernandez after Kraft had learned about a homicide in North Attleborough, Massachusetts.
  • Indiana governor: Lawmakers need to clarify law

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Gov. Mike Pence pledges to modify Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it "does not give businesses a right to deny services to anyone." FULL STORY
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • DIY Light Modifier You Can Do With Savage Translum Material

    Tristan Robitaille
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The thing studio product photographers hate the most is when undesirable reflections show up in their images. There are many ways to control these and I’ve got one that you can easily build at home. It’s a DIY project using the Savage Translum material. What you’ll be creating is a rollable sheet of Translum with a hole in the middle for your camera lens. That will enable you to set it between the object you’re photographing and the camera which will eliminate the big direct reflections you get by using a softbox pointed straight on the subject. What is Savage Translum material?
  • The Importance of Capturing Gesture and Emotion in Street Photography

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

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

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

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

  • Court rules that UberPOP cars can still pick you up in Paris

    Steve Dent
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    Uber's Paris headquarters were recently raided by 25 policement, but a court has now ruled that its disputed UberPOP service is actually honky-dory -- for now. The company's low-cost ridesharing option uses non-professional drivers that French author...
  • Re-order everyday items from Amazon with the 'Dash Button'

    Jessica Conditt
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Amazon is rolling out the Dash Button, a physical device that allows customers to re-order items like toilet paper, diapers and laundry detergent as soon as they run out, with a simple press. The Dash Butotn is adhesive, and when pressed, customers r...
  • Engadget giveaway: win a Shield Tablet gaming package courtesy of NVIDIA!

    Jon Turi
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Spring has sprung and while you may have been huddled by your PC's GPU all winter for some scant warmth, you can now continue your gaming sessions under the sun's rays. NVIDIA's GRID gaming service streams popular PC games right to its Shield devices...
  • LG and Samsung end their war over broken washing machines

    Jon Fingas
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    LG and Samsung just can't stay mad at each other over a few broken washing machines. The two electronics giants have agreed to end the legal disputes that emerged after Samsung accused an LG exec of willfully wrecking its washers at the IFA trade sho...
  • Nintendo squashes browser-based Mario tribute game

    James Trew
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    While Nintendo proper might be willing to let some folk make a Mario game, we're a long way from that extending to free browser-based versions of the company's best-known franchise. As such, that Super Mario 64 HD tribute that popped up last Friday i...
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

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

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

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop

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

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

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

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

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

  • Adonit Announces New Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Adonit on Tuesday announced a new Jot Script Evernote Edition, a Bluetooth-enabled note-taking stylus for iPad that features a slimmer build, longer-lasting rechargeable battery and improved precision and app integration. The stylus has a better grip, upgraded Pixelpoint tip and improved palm rejection for a more precise experience with some of the best note-taking apps. Specifically, the stylus is capable of faster stroke tracking, smoother line rendering, and better tip-to-line accuracy. It has a built-in USB lithium-ion rechargeable battery that delivers up to 20 hours of uninterrupted…
  • 'Audio Books' App Updated With CarPlay Support and Refreshed Interface

    Mitchel Broussard
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    The iOS app for Audiobooks.com today received an update to overhaul the browsing experience, dedicated audio player, and even allow full integration with CarPlay "and select in-car infotainment systems", to allow its users to listen to audiobooks while driving. The company didn't release much information on the update outside of the release notes, so there isn't any word yet on how easy and fluid the experience is when pairing with CarPlay. It does, however, appear to be the first dedicated audiobook app to announce compatibility with Apple's CarPlay system. Elsewhere in the update,…
  • Review: The BrydgeAir Keyboard Turns Your iPad Air 2 Into a Mini MacBook

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

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

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