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  • Florida father pulls son’s tooth with a sports car [video]

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    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This Florida father is either a genius or a doofus. Watch as he uses his Camaro to pull his son's tooth out. It's surprisingly tense watching. The post Florida father pulls son’s tooth with a sports car [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Airbnb to let a football fan sleep at the Sydney Cricket Ground

    Mashable
    Jenni Ryall
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Football fanatics, take a deep breath The accommodation platform is letting an AFL fan win a sleepover at the Sydney Cricket Ground — home of the Sydney Swans — on April 17. See also: The new 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is the wildest ride yet If you find yourself singing "Up There For Sydney" at inappropriate moments during family gatherings, this one is for you, old timer. The sweet prize includes flights to Sydney and one beautiful night in a converted VIP suite overlooking the iconic ground, which has been tastefully decorated with every single piece of Swans paraphernalia.
  • Today in Tabs: Your Tab Is Problematic

    Fast Company
    Avery Edison
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Troll kalla mik, perhaps, pace the Nortmann forbears of the present day's too well-known House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.You're safe and there are no sapient spiders burrowed deep within your heart and brain, biding their time. April fool's ;)Read Full Story
  • Let’s Make ‘Off The Grid’ A Thing Of The Past

    TechCrunch
    Chris Wake
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
     We live in a world where there are nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as people on earth, where we can instantly see a real time view of streets or buildings halfway across the planet, and where our TVs, homes, and cars get smarter by the day. The level of connectivity that we currently enjoy could barely have been imagined even a decade ago, and yet the reality is that even today we… Read More
  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
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  • Florida father pulls son’s tooth with a sports car [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    This Florida father is either a genius or a doofus. Watch as he uses his Camaro to pull his son's tooth out. It's surprisingly tense watching. The post Florida father pulls son’s tooth with a sports car [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Diver holds off 12-foot shark [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    It looked like a good day when this diver off Hawaii speared a giant Ulua, even though his weapon of choice had bent. The problem was, he wasn't the only one thrilled with his catch. The post Diver holds off 12-foot shark [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Living with Muscular Dystrophy [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases which, essentially, weaken and kill muscles. In this short video, you hear from Shane Burcaw, who suffers from a particularly devastating form of MD. His story is pure inspiration. Not only does he keep up his hope, but he also raises money for others with the disease. The post Living with Muscular Dystrophy [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make the best ice cream cookie sandwich ever [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    These are the simplest and most delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches on the planet. All you need is some cookie dough, ice cream, and if you want to go crazy, Nutella. After two hours in the freezer, you're set. The post How to make the best ice cream cookie sandwich ever [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A beautifully animated history of Poland [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    How much do you know about the history of Poland? Watch this short animated history of Poland, and you might find yourself inspired to learn more about this fascinating country. The post A beautifully animated history of Poland [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Airbnb to let a football fan sleep at the Sydney Cricket Ground

    Jenni Ryall
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Football fanatics, take a deep breath The accommodation platform is letting an AFL fan win a sleepover at the Sydney Cricket Ground — home of the Sydney Swans — on April 17. See also: The new 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer is the wildest ride yet If you find yourself singing "Up There For Sydney" at inappropriate moments during family gatherings, this one is for you, old timer. The sweet prize includes flights to Sydney and one beautiful night in a converted VIP suite overlooking the iconic ground, which has been tastefully decorated with every single piece of Swans paraphernalia.
  • Rickrolling gets floppy drive remake that won't let you down

    Brian Koerber
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:07 pm
    The Internet is never going to give up this joke Rickrolling is the "dad joke" of the Internet. It's overplayed, it's corny but when you fall for it, you just can't help but smile in embarrassment. How could you be so gullible? Now that plenty of us are completely sick of hearing Rick Astley's voice, his tune "Never Gonna Give You Up" can be heard on one of the nerdiest instruments possible — a floppy disk drive The prank was originally submitted to Reddit's r/videos claiming to be a Nicki Minaj tune. Stop what you're doing, because Gonzo is doing 'The Humpty Dance' Ed Sheeran showed up…
  • First Vine, now Periscope: Shawn Mendes makes music on Twitter apps

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:01 pm
    LOS ANGELES — "There's a bunch of hearts flying up," Vine-star-turned-recording-artist Shawn Mendes noticed during his Q&A on Twitter's new app Periscope. Fans were sending him instant love via virtual hearts on the live-streaming app before his concert at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Fan Army Nominee Celebration See also: 12 celebs who joined Periscope before you In just the first week since Periscope debuted, Mendes and several musicians have already experimented with using it to interact with their fans During his livestream (watch the highlights, above), Mendes gushed about the…
  • Microsoft's MS-DOS app will make you actually want a Windows Phone

    Karissa Bell
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    In a surprisingly elaborate prank, Microsoft brought back MS-DOS Wednesday in the form of a Windows Phone app. The app, which features both the command line and Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana, had many almost instantly geeking out over the long-gone operating system. See also: Finally, Microsoft launches MS-DOS for smartphones But Microsoft's April Fools' Day prank has a surprising level of detail, down to the sound effects, "bad command" notifications and a few other Easter eggs. Here's a look at some of our favorite features of Microsoft's epic "prank" app that may actually make you…
  • Deadpool smashes Mario Lopez's baby face to confirm R rating

    Brian Koerber
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Don't worry everyone, the Deadpool PG-13 scare was just an April Fools' Day prank Actor Ryan Reynolds sat down with Mario Lopez to talk about his upcoming film, Deadpool, on Wednesday. The staged conversation about the Marvel movie eventually turned to ratings, and Lopez expressed his approval of the potential PG-13 rating. See also: A seductive first look as Ryan Reynolds in 'Deadpool' Deadpool did not agree Reynolds confirmed on Twitter that the film will be rated R, however his tweets earlier in the week led everyone to believe that the film would be stamped with a boring PG-13 rating,…
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  • Today in Tabs: Your Tab Is Problematic

    Avery Edison
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Troll kalla mik, perhaps, pace the Nortmann forbears of the present day's too well-known House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.You're safe and there are no sapient spiders burrowed deep within your heart and brain, biding their time. April fool's ;)Read Full Story
  • The Companies That Are Actually Boycotting Indiana, Not Just Talking About It

    David Lumb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    After Indiana passed a law that could legalize discrimination against LGBT individuals, many people spoke out. Here are the ones that actually acted.Barely a week old, Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has already stirred outrage, and retaliation, across the country. While the law shares the name of the 1993 federal act that Bill Clinton signed into law, the Indiana version added its own twist, taking a page out of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. by allowing businesses to assert their rights of "free exercise of religion," which, as Garrett Epps of The Atlantic explains, would…
  • How Patton Oswalt Won The Trevor Noah Twitter Debate

    KC Ifeanyi
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Grab some popcorn and kick back—there's an epic string of tweets you have to read.Trevor Noah is suffering from a severe case of media whiplash.Read Full Story
  • What Is "Design Fixation," And How Can You Stop It?

    Shaunacy Ferro
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to avoid getting stuck on the first solution that springs to mind.Sometimes, your first idea is not your best one. But you might fixate on it, especially if the idea has worked for you before. In academic terms, this phenomenon is called design fixation. In layman's terms, we might call it getting set in your ways, experiencing tunnel vision, regurgitating old ideas, or being blinded to alternatives.Read Full Story
  • Behind The Scenes At Dropbox Black Ops

    J.J. McCorvey
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Black Ops" lead Jon Ying works hard to keep the same spirit Dropbox had with 10 employees as it does with more than 1,000.Jon Ying, 28, has been with Dropbox from its earliest days. Originally brought in by his friend (and Dropbox cofounder) Arash Ferdowsi to do tech support, his role evolved into developing the brand's approachable, human vibe, including, most notably, creating the "Psychobox" drawing that a user sees if he or she encounters an error page. Eventually he moved into product design, before settling into his current role using all those skills internally to help foster…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Let’s Make ‘Off The Grid’ A Thing Of The Past

    Chris Wake
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
     We live in a world where there are nearly as many cell phone subscriptions as people on earth, where we can instantly see a real time view of streets or buildings halfway across the planet, and where our TVs, homes, and cars get smarter by the day. The level of connectivity that we currently enjoy could barely have been imagined even a decade ago, and yet the reality is that even today we… Read More
  • Rounds Brings Its Group Chat Capabilities To Android

    Anthony Ha
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:51 pm
     Have you ever wanted to have a live chat with 11 of your closest friends? Well, even before this week, you could’ve done it using video chat app Rounds — but only on iOS. Now, however, the majority of Rounds users (namely, the ones on Android) will have access to the company’s group chat feature, too. CMO Natasha Shine gave me a quick demo of the Android app last week,… Read More
  • Nintendo 64 And DS Games Arrive On The Wii U Virtual Console

    Kyle Russell
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
     Nintendo just announced that it’s bringing Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS consoles to the Wii U’s Virtual Console, its app that lets you play older games through software emulation. Read More
  • GoDaddy’s CFO Talks About Taking The Company Public

    Anthony Ha
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
     Web hosting company GoDaddy just finished its first day of trading as a public company, with the stock both opening and closing at $26.15 (31 percent over its IPO price). GoDaddy was founded all the way back in 1997, but in the past few years, we’ve seen some new names leading the company — Scott Wagner joined from investor KKR and became interim CEO in 2012, then he shifted to… Read More
  • Another Swiss Watch Company Jumps On The Activity Tracker Train

    John Biggs
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
     Mondaine is a Swiss watch company with a solid pedigree. Their clever watch design is based on the Swiss railways clocks created by a designer named Hans Hilfiker in 1944. It is eminently readable and was a whimsical collector’s favorite for years. Now, however, they’ve decided to add a little bit of technology to their most designer-centric watch, the Helvetica. The Helvetica… Read More
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  • When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

    Seth Godin
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on their phones, so they can compare who's got the best price or service in any given moment, Tuber is working to stake out a particular niche. They'll deliver a potato, yam or cassava, usually within twenty minutes of being requested. In my case, I got three organic Japanese sweet potatoes, delivered to my house in time to roast for dinner. They were perfect specimens, and…
  • Different kinds of magic

    Seth Godin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    A stunning video about what school can mean. A beautiful book about art and meaning. A different kind of management tome. Rethinking your career. Or this way. And worth thinking hard about: two brilliant social histories by David Graeber. Debt and Bureaucracy.        
  • 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…
 
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    WIRED

  • Here’s How Much Water California Needs to Save This Year

    Nick Stockton
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    California's new rules will save the state almost 500 billion gallons in the next nine months. What does that amount of water look like? The post Here’s How Much Water California Needs to Save This Year appeared first on WIRED.
  • Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters

    Marcus Woo
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Astronomers have found the biggest bunch of young galaxy clusters ever, and studying them could help us understand how they get born in the first place. The post Photos: Astronomers Find Hundreds of Baby Galaxy Clusters appeared first on WIRED.
  • Cadillac Thinks Its ‘Ultra-Luxe’ Sedan Can Take on Mercedes

    Jordan Golson
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    The gorgeous 2016 Cadillac CT6 is a new top-of-the-line sedan meant to take the luxury fight right to BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The post Cadillac Thinks Its ‘Ultra-Luxe’ Sedan Can Take on Mercedes appeared first on WIRED.
  • Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

    Andy Greenberg
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    A newly revealed chat log shows it was not the creator of the Silk Road who first suggested enlisting the services of a hit man, but rather his top advisor and mentor. The post Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

    Tim Moynihan
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The Google Maps Pac-Man game is one of the best easter eggs in internet history. Here are the weirdest and wildest spots to play in the WIRED universe. The post The Top 15 Spots to Play Pac-Man in Google Maps 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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  • The Jagged Desktop

    Alan Henry
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sharp points and angles are the theme of Mahmoud’s desktop, and while it’s certainly dramatic, we also love the way he’s customized it to fit his style and his workflow. Here’s how he set everything up. Read more...
  • “Out to Eat with Kids” Shows You Where and When Kids Eat Free

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Web/iOS/Android: Out to Eat with Kids is a new mobile app that helps you find deals on meals for children at restaurants near you. Read more...
  • One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac.

    Whitson Gordon
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. But these drugs are designed based on a theory that’s already been roundly disproven: the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression. Why haven’t our drugs kept up with the science of depression? [io9 ]Read more...
  • Why Bias Lighting Increases Your TV's Contrast and Saves Your Eyes

    Patrick Allan
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Bias lighting can help reduce the eye strain caused by long exposures to TV screens and monitors in dark rooms, but it can also help make the grays and blacks on your screen seem richer.Read more...
  • Deadspin Dumber-er And Awesomer: Furious 7, Reviewed | Gawker The U.S.

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Deadspin Dumber-er And Awesomer: Furious 7, Reviewed | Gawker The U.S. Is Going to War Tomorrow at This Fancy Pacific Beach Resort | Gizmodo Finally! California Just Issued Mandatory State Water Restrictions | Jalopnik America Finally Gets The Honda Civic We've Always Wanted In The Type-R | Kinja Popular Posts 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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  • Early Benchmarks Put Retina MacBook CPU Performance in Range of 2011 MacBook Air

    Juli Clover
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Though the Retina MacBook isn't officially launching until April 10, an early 64-bit Geekbench benchmark of the entry-level machine was spotted this afternoon, giving us our first glimpse at how the new ultra thin MacBook measures up to existing products in Apple's notebook line. The 1.1GHz entry-level Retina MacBook with an Intel Core M-5Y31 processor was benchmarked twice, giving two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044, and multi-core scores of 4038 and 4475. Comparatively, the 2015 entry-level MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor has seen scores in the neighborhood of 2881…
  • Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for Upcoming TV Service

    Juli Clover
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting that its partners build out the necessary infrastructure and take on the related costs.Apple is asking TV networks to handle the responsibility and cost of the streaming infrastructure associated with its Web video service, industry executives say. That issue is one of many unresolved questions about the proposed service, which Apple would like to launch next…
  • New Retina MacBook Appears in Early Unboxing Video

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    With the official launch of the new ultra-slim 12-inch MacBook with Retina display still over a week away on April 10, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has managed to get its hands on the brand-new silver MacBook and has shared an unboxing video and photos. The entirety of the video is in Vietnamese, of course, but is still worth a watch to check out the design of the new MacBook, the USB-C adapter, and the edge-to-edge keyboard in someone's hands outside the confines of Apple's media event last month. Additional photos from the unboxing can be found on the Tinhte.vn official website, with the full…
  • Happy April Fools' Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools' Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apple's 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. As has become tradition, a number of today's pranks have focused on Apple and tech, and here are a few of the more interesting ones to surface so far today. Keep in mind that some hoaxes may be mildly NSFW, so turning down your volume or watching later may be best if you are at work or in a…
  • Pandora CFO Calls Apple a 'Frenemy,' Says Music Service is Coming to CarPlay and Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    When Apple's CarPlay feature launched last year, Apple partnered with several music services to offer a variety of listening choices on the platform, including Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Rdio, and more. Noticeably absent from CarPlay was Pandora, but that appears to be set to change. Pandora CFO Mike Herring spoke to Fox Business Network yesterday and said Pandora will "definitely be in CarPlay" and integrated into the Apple Watch as well. Though Herring did not provide a timeline for the possible launch of a Pandora CarPlay app, his statement to Fox is the closest Pandora's come to…
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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

  • Should You Really ‘Walk in the Direction of Your Fear?’

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We are often told to “walk in the direction of our fears.” But is that really good advice? Is it possible our fears know something we don’t … and that we should listen to them? In this episode of The Lede, the third in the Hero versus Villain series, hosts Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth take up this debate — and yes, another special guest is invited. You’ll learn about Jerod’s fear of clowns, Demian’s fear of public speaking, and you’ll get to relive the terrifying moment when one of conversion expert Joanna Wiebe’s biggest fears…
  • How to Use Your Fears to Grow Your Business

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur has spent 20 years in digital marketing, consulting for more than 700 companies during that period, including 30 of the Fortune 500. His current company — Convince & Convert — is the fifth multi-million dollar company he has started from scratch. Before his move into digital marketing in 1994, he was a brand marketer and a political consultant with major roles in state, federal, and presidential electoral campaigns. His second book, Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype, was #3 on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • 8 Harsh Truths about Social Media (and 1 Pretty Awesome One)

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Saying that the Internet isn’t working for us is like saying the solar system isn’t working for us. It’s our job to learn how it works, and then learn to be smart about working with its nature. In this episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone talks about some lessons she has learned from being on the social web for 26 years now. Which is, yes, a pretty darned long time to spend fooling around on the Internet. In this 28-minute episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone talks about: Why “digital sharecropping” is…
  • The Ugly Truth About How People Read Online

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this episode of Rough Draft, host Demian Farnworth wants to put some teeth to the things he has been teaching. Some substance behind my claims. He’ll present four research studies you should know about. They’ll help you understand the true state of what it means to write online. But Demian needs to warn you: what you are about to learn could depress you. Could make you throw in the towel. But don’t fear. He’s here to help you get over that hump. Because if Demian’s carved out a career online, so can you. So stay with him. And you’ll climb out of obscurity and…
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Blog

    Pamela Wilson
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know the drill: another day, another piece of content to connect with your audience. You churn out post after post, social media update after social media update — typing, typing, typing all the way, all day. It reminds me of that classic Dunkin’ Donuts commercial, “Time to make the donuts.” We are all like that little round Fred the Baker dragging our sorry selves to our keyboards to create yet another readable, but forgettable, post. I say, enough of this twaddle. Let’s shut down this blog and be done with it. Think that’s going too far? Listen: It…
 
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    Macworld

  • Health care industry receives first mobile apps from Apple, IBM

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    An enterprise mobility partnership between Apple and IBM has yielded more iPhone and iPad apps, including the first ones for the health care industry and industrial production management. Under an agreement announced last July, the two companies develop enterprises mobile apps together, and IBM sells and supports Apple hardware. The first 10 mobile apps debuted in late December and a second batch was released in March. The apps released this week bring the total offered to 22.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Mac 911: A wild Wi-Fi ride to hunt a pesky set of problems

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    There’s no technology simultaneously more useful and frustrating than Wi-Fi. Wireless local area networking shouldn’t be rocket science at this point, even though it involves fiendish calculations and increasingly sophisticated physics. While setting up a Wi-Fi network has become simpler over time and networks more reliable, when a connection doesn’t work, you could tear your hair out. This might explain my expanding forehead space. I haven’t yet been able to crack why some OS X users continue to have connection issues with Yosemite. In successive updates, Apple has apparently solved…
  • The Week in iOS Accessories: Apple Watch accessories are proliferating

    1 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Even more stuff for the Apple WatchThis week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes even more items for Apple Watch. But don’t worry: We’ve still got stuff for your iPhone and iPad.BandstandThe Bandstand is a do-it-all charging dock—the stand is focused on charging your new Apple Watch, of course, but the base offers room to plug in your iPhone and iPad as well. Sign up now if you want to buy it later; the Bandstand won’t ship until summer.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Podcast: Join our 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book club

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    The newest Steve Jobs biography wasn't authorized by Steve Jobs himself, but it does come with the blessing of many of Apple's top brass, and includes plenty of insights from its subject, as he had participated in interviews with coauthor Brent Schlender for years. Glenn and Susie, along with our special guests, Macworld's associate managing editor Leah Yamshon, and frequent contributor Jeff Carlson, discuss what this book taught them about working with Steve, and how he applied the lessons learned from his early failures to his later projects. If Walter Isaacson's official authorized Steve…
  • The 10 Mac games you need to play from March 2015

    1 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    A month of Mac gaming to savorMarch’s selection of intriguing new releases serves as a testament to how strong Mac gaming has become. It’s a wide selection of experiences—large and small—spanning a nice array of genres: City building, role-playing, strategy, simulation, action, puzzle, and more. And what’s especially great is that almost every game on this list launched at the same time as on other platforms—waiting for ports is much less of a concern on Mac these days.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 Release: May 2015. About The Book Responsive design is a default these days, but we are…
  • 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

  • 43 dead after fishing boat sinks

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:39 pm
    At least 43 people have died and 26 others are missing after a Russian fishing vessel sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to Russia's state-run Tass news agency, which cited a duty officer at the local maritime rescue center.
  • Shortest lunar eclipse of century coming

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Sky watchers in Western North America are in for a treat: a nearly five-minute total lunar eclipse just before sunrise on Saturday.
  • Californians get mandatory water restrictions

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce water usage by 25% over the next nine months. "It's a different world," Brown said Wednesday. FULL STORY
  • Are you using too much water?

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Santa Monica proposes limits for daily water usage. CNN's Dan Simon documents his daily use and is way over the limit.
  • California's historic drought

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Grappling with severe drought, California officials have approved statewide emergency water restrictions.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Regina Pagles!

    Brad Moore
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hi! My name is Regina Pagles and I am a portrait photographer residing in the rural community of Springdale, Utah (Pop. 450), just outside of Zion National Park. I have a small studio where I have been taking portraits of friends and family since I discovered studio lighting in 2010.I have combined the techniques learned from my biggest inspirations, Peter Hurley (expression), Sue Bryce (posing), Don Giannatti (lighting) and Scott Kelby (post processing) to develop and hone my own style. In the spirit of ‘paying it forward,’ I would like to share with you what I have learned and the…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Post-Processing Tips for Overcoming Beginners Acts of Omission

    Mujahid Urrehman
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    In an old dressmaking shop in Paris, a master-tailor has finished stitching a bridal gown. He is eager to show it to the world, but he knows that the job is not yet done. He has a few thoughts passing through his mind, and he has to make sure that the dress is presentable before the bride arrives. He tells himself that these threads dangling from here and there need to be trimmed, the ruffles need to be neatened, and the seams still need to be pressed. The master in him criticizes the dress until the tailor in him fixes the final details. When it comes to photography, the story is no…
  • Tips for Photographing a Lunar Eclipse

    Phil Hart
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    While some obscure astronomical events get over-hyped, a total lunar eclipse is always a crowd-pleaser. It is easy to observe and photograph, even among the bright lights of the big cities. April’s Easter Lunar Eclipse (2015) is visible from North America, across the Pacific to Australia, and eastern parts of Asia. The photography advice below will also serve the rest of the world well in September when an eclipse is visible to those who miss out on this one. Eclipse Details for Saturday April 4th, 2015 A lunar eclipse occurs when the alignment of the moon’s orbit is just right,…
  • Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography – Photographing Deserts

    Kav Dadfar
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Photographing deserts usually delivers very dramatic and beautiful landscape images. But it can also be challenging to prevent your photos from appearing flat and uninteresting, on top of the harsh conditions which can cause havoc with your camera. Here are a few tips on how you can improve your travel photography of desert photos: Catch the right light It’s no secret that photographing early morning or late afternoon provides a wonderfully soft light which can make any image look much more interesting. This can be even more vital in the desert where the low angle of the sun can really…
  • 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…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Daily Roundup: PlayStation originals, super intelligent AI in movies and more!

    Dave Schumaker
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:12 pm
    In today's Daily Roundup, you won't find any cheap jokes or fake stories having fun at your expense. It's all serious news and wholesome fun! Read about PlayStation's push into original programming with a new series called Powers, get the details on ...
  • Create better 3D models by waving your smartphone around

    Roberto Baldwin
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Sure your smartphone makes for a passable 3D scanner, but it still can't determine the size of an item. Fortunately, Carnegie Mellon researchers are able to discover the scale of an object using a smartphone's camera and its IMU (inertial measurement...
  • A peppy, neon look at 'Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem' for Wii U

    Jessica Conditt
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:59 pm
    "Thank you for waiting, everyone." That's how Nintendo capped the new trailer today for Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, a Wii U game it's developing with Japanese publisher Atlus, announced back in January 2013. While the video is fairly gorgeous a...
  • Acer's Chrome OS all-in-one is the first with a touchscreen

    Jon Fingas
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Intrigued by the idea of an all-in-one Chrome OS computer, but were hoping for something a little more exciting than the likes of LG's Chromebase? You've got it: Acer has just unveiled its own Chromebase. The system has a 21.5-inch 1080p display like...
  • The new 'Fire Emblem' game alights on 3DS in 2016

    Jessica Conditt
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    A brand new Fire Emblem game is on its way to 3DS in 2016, Nintendo announced during its live stream today. This new entry in the acclaimed role-playing series will be the first to star each player's customized character as the main protagonist. "The...
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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)

  • Fujifilm announces firmware updates for X100T, X-T1, S1 and several X-mount OIS zoom lenses

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Fujifilm has rolled out firmware updates aimed at fixing quirks in the X100T and X-T1, improving image quality in the FinePix S1 superzoom, and improving OIS functionality in several X-mount zoom lenses. Read more
  • Sony sells half of its Olympus stake

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sony is selling half its stake in Olympus to investment bank JP Morgan to free up cash for 'strategic investments,' the company has announced. Sony bought a 10% stake in the medical and camera company in 2012, primarily to gain access to the global medical market to which it hoped to apply its sensor, 3D and display technologies. At the time Olympus's future was in doubt, following revelations that it had misstated its accounts having been secretly redirecting money to pay off long-standing debts that has been hidden from investors. Read more
  • GoPro granted patent for square-profile action camera housing

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    GoPro has been granted a patent for a small square camera housing, which eschews the rectangular shape its cameras have taken thus far in favor of something resembling the Polaroid Cube. According to the patent, which was recently published by the USPTO, the square design would allow for additional mounting options, with every orientation being the same. Read more
  • DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    When using 'the camera you have with you' for serious photographic pursuits, sometimes the visual elements present in the scene lack that personal connection so critical in modern photography. These situations call for that groundbreaking coalescence of technology, dexterity, and tubing, known as the selfie-stick. We've put several popular models to the test in this in-depth, comprehensive roundup. Read more
  • Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Nikon D7200 improves over its predecessor in one important way, offering a greatly improved buffer. Other improvements are more subtle, but more sensitive AF and an improved video specification make the D7200 a more capable camera than the model which came before it. We've had a D7200 for a few days, and wasted no time pairing it with Sigma's excellent 18-35mm F1.8 A to get some real-world samples. Click through to see 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

  • Facebook Launches New 'Riff' iOS App for Collaborative Videos

    Juli Clover
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Facebook today launched a new app called Riff, which is designed to let people create collaborative videos with their friends by linking multiple videos surrounding a single topic. After downloading the app, anyone can begin a Riff video by shooting a clip and giving it a topic. From there, your friends will get a notification to watch what's been uploaded already and an invite to add their own clips to the topic, building on the video. As the video is passed along and more people add to it, it gets longer and longer. Video must be shot within the Riff app, as there are no uploading tools,…
  • Car Audio Installer Creates Custom Entertainment System Using iPads, Apple TV

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Before heading on a road trip from Los Angeles, California to Phoenix, Arizona with his family to watch spring training baseball, MacRumors forum member and car audio installer Wesley, otherwise known as MrMacMini, decided that some entertainment would be needed for the five-hour drive. With a love for both Apple products and car audio installations, he decided to create his own entertainment system based on a pair of iPads, an Apple TV and Alpine headrest monitors in his 2011 Toyota Sienna. The custom in-car entertainment system consists of a removable iPad mini retrofitted into the…
  • IBM Expands MobileFirst for iOS Lineup With Eight New Apps

    Mitchel Broussard
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    IBM on Tuesday continued the expansion of its MobileFirst for iOS enterprise portfolio with eight new workplace apps ranging in specialty from healthcare, insurance coverage, and retail sales (via AppleInsider). The majority of this week's expansion lies in the healthcare field, with four of the eight new apps focusing on apps aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with more easily manageable patient and hospital data. They range from basic patient data file management to curating a list of current and completed tasks required of nurses working any given area of a hospital, and even an…
  • Grovemade Review: Hands-On With the Leather & Maple iPhone 6 Plus Case and Dock

    Juli Clover
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Portland-based company Grovemade is known for its range of attractive wood accessories designed for the iPad and the iPhone, which it has been producing for several years now. Grovemade recently invited MacRumors to go hands-on with two of its newest products for the iPhone 6 Plus, and we jumped at the chance because Grovemade products have been popular with our readers in the past. We checked out the Maple and Leather iPhone Case and the matching Maple iPhone Dock. Read on to see what we thought. Maple & Leather iPhone Case All of Grovemade's products are crafted by hand and the company's…
  • Apple Watch Buyer's Guide: Which One Is Right for You?

    Roman Loyola
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    After announcing the Apple Watch in September of 2014, launch time has finally arrived. Apple in March announced that pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin on April 10, with an official launch taking place on April 24. Apple product lines for its iOS devices and Macs are relatively simple, consisting of a few models from which to choose. Picking an Apple Watch is a little more complicated, with the different models, a couple of watch sizes, and multiple band options. The prices start at $349 and go all the way up to $17,000 -- a very wide range. This guide walks you through the…
 
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