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  • Dramatic GoPro footage of SpaceX Falcon 9’s attempted barge landing [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    As much as we love footage of SpaceX's crafts successfully breaking exciting new ground, it's always a good reminder to see that failure is an undeniable step toward success. The post Dramatic GoPro footage of SpaceX Falcon 9’s attempted barge landing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 6 improvements for filing your freelance taxes next year

    Mashable
    Nellie Akalp
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Now that tax season is behind us, the last things you want to think about are itemized expenses, 1099s and 1040s. However, starting to plan now is the best way to ensure things go more smoothly next year, and you don’t pay more taxes than you should. It’s not easy being a freelancer or small business owner around tax time; you need to make sure you have correctly filed each form, itemized each deduction and have sufficient records to back things up, should you be audited. See also: 10 Tax Write-Offs You Aren't Using to Your Advantage Whether this was your first year filing as a…
  • As 3-D Printing Grows Up, MakerBot Slashes Its Workforce

    Fast Company
    John Paul Titlow
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    MakerBot laid off 20% of its staff on Friday.Friday was a rough day over at the MakerBot headquarters in Brooklyn. Less than two years after being acquired by 3-D printing giant Stratasys, the company has reportedly laid off 20% of its staff, according to Motherboard.Read Full Story
  • How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

    TechCrunch
    Morgan Hermand-Waiche
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
     Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms combined did not provide as big a growth contribution to the business as Facebook singlehandedly did. And yet, over the past nine months, I’ve been making every effort possible to divert our 8-figure annual… Read More
  • "What have you got?"

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

  • Dramatic GoPro footage of SpaceX Falcon 9’s attempted barge landing [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    As much as we love footage of SpaceX's crafts successfully breaking exciting new ground, it's always a good reminder to see that failure is an undeniable step toward success. The post Dramatic GoPro footage of SpaceX Falcon 9’s attempted barge landing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Watch Corgis run in slow mo and you’re guaranteed to have a good day [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Having a bad day? Watch this videos of corgis running in slow mo, and it's sure to get better. Having a good day? Watch this video anyway, it'll get even better. The post Watch Corgis run in slow mo and you’re guaranteed to have a good day [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Is cryotherapy the answer to all your ills? [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Plenty of us have enough of freezing temperatures to last a lifetime, yet others are lining up to get a chill like no other, supposedly to cure what ails them. The post Is cryotherapy the answer to all your ills? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make a paper gun that actually has a trigger and shoots [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Ready to be the cool dad? Teach your kids how to make the best paper gun ever. It's got a trigger and actually shoots. And it definitely does not teach violence to kids. The post How to make a paper gun that actually has a trigger and shoots [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • You vs a 5th grade spelling test [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Before you get all cocky, actually try to spell these words before they pop up on the screen. It's not that easy, especially when you don't use them every day. The post You vs a 5th grade spelling test [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 6 improvements for filing your freelance taxes next year

    Nellie Akalp
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Now that tax season is behind us, the last things you want to think about are itemized expenses, 1099s and 1040s. However, starting to plan now is the best way to ensure things go more smoothly next year, and you don’t pay more taxes than you should. It’s not easy being a freelancer or small business owner around tax time; you need to make sure you have correctly filed each form, itemized each deduction and have sufficient records to back things up, should you be audited. See also: 10 Tax Write-Offs You Aren't Using to Your Advantage Whether this was your first year filing as a…
  • 6 types of glasses that do more than correct your blurry vision

    Kathleen Wong
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    The days of being called "four-eyes" are long gone. There are some new cool kids on the glasses scene Eyeglasses are an old invention — we can trace the simple but vital accessory back as early as the 13th century in Italy, according to the Museum of Vision. The true inventor of glasses is unknown, and early models were held by hand or balanced on noses by monks and scholars See also: What $1,500 in Rent Gets You in 11 U.S. Cities But we've come a long way in terms of eyewear technology (cough, Google Glass). Eyeglasses have evolved from their original function into totally new and…
  • 12 gorgeous record stores worth raiding on Record Store Day

    Yohana Desta
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    It's Record Store Day, which means you have an excuse to obsess over beautiful record stores Since 2007, Record Store Day has been a widely celebrated event for lovers of vinyl. Shops all around the world participate, while hundreds of musicians release limited-edition vinyl for the occasion. Some of the most coveted highlights include releases from MC Lyte, The Doors, Bob Dylan and Chet Atkins, Record Store Day founder Chris Brown tells Mashable. Quirkier releases include drops from the Residents, A-Ha and GWAR. See also: From the White Stripes to Run the Jewels: The essential Record Store…
  • Golf cart in revolt is first sign of impending robot apocalypse

    Jeff Leeson
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Machines are getting tired of being our pawns. A golf cart at Loyola University Chicago is fed up with endless hours and zero pay. The frustrated golf cart rose up against its human creators by speeding into an endless backwards spiral. If police had this much trouble with one, imagine what a whole army of angry golf carts could do. Nonchalant dog is unimpressed with owner’s speed sailing 'The Price is Right' holds mass wedding in its studio, invalidates your dream wedding Emo dog's whine is a talent and should be regarded as such This dog's complete apathy about automatic door hitting…
  • 6 apps to light up your 4/20

    Karissa Bell
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    The greenest of holidays is almost upon us Regardless of whether you plan on celebrating 4/20 with ice cream burritos or a trip to your local dispensary, your smartphone can provide a little extra assistance. See also: What to know before visiting your first pot shop Connecting with like-minded people, shopping for strains or finding a local dispensary? These apps will help you get everything you need on that magical day. They aren't all available everywhere so we've identified where each of these services can be had. Check our our list below to see the apps you don't want to leave home…
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  • As 3-D Printing Grows Up, MakerBot Slashes Its Workforce

    John Paul Titlow
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    MakerBot laid off 20% of its staff on Friday.Friday was a rough day over at the MakerBot headquarters in Brooklyn. Less than two years after being acquired by 3-D printing giant Stratasys, the company has reportedly laid off 20% of its staff, according to Motherboard.Read Full Story
  • NASA Chief Says Mars One Does Not Stand A Chance Without NASA

    David Lumb
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    During a Senate budget meeting, NASA chief administrator Charles Bolden said private companies will not reach Mars without NASA's help.Mars One, the Netherlands-based nonprofit that wants to send human colonists to Mars using private-industry rockets, has been widely criticized for its unrealistic goals and timeline. This week, in a U.S. House Committee hearing for NASA's 2016 budget, NASA chief administrator Charles Bolden told the committee that "No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars," reports Engadget. Bolden's statement, while not a…
  • Verizon Has A New Slimmed-Down TV Package, But At $55 A Month, Who Will Subscribe?

    David Lumb
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Why spend $9 a month on Netflix when you can spend $55 on TV? No, really, why?In what may be a too-little-too-late concession to the popularity of inexpensive streaming subscriptions, Verizon Communications has created a discounted TV package with just a few dozen channels. The package is still a TV plan, not a streaming subscription, but Verizon may be trying to stop the growing numbers of "cord cutters" from dropping monthly TV subscriptions entirely.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Illegal "Game of Thrones" streaming, a new product from Reddit, and more. Here's our quiz for April 17, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • 3 Ways Embracing Curiosity Can Change Your Life

    Warren Berger
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ever wonder what curiosity can do for you? Author Warren Berger looks at how the tendency to wonder is a secret to success.Brian Grazer is one of the most successful producers in Hollywood, with film credits that include Splash, A Beautiful Mind, and Apollo 13, along with TV hits such as "24," "Arrested Development," "Parenthood," and the currently red-hot "Empire." So what has helped Grazer climb to the top in one of the most competitive industries? Clearly, he has strong creative instincts and a great collaborative partner in Ron Howard, with whom Grazer co-founded Imagine Entertainment.
 
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    TechCrunch

  • How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

    Morgan Hermand-Waiche
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
     Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms combined did not provide as big a growth contribution to the business as Facebook singlehandedly did. And yet, over the past nine months, I’ve been making every effort possible to divert our 8-figure annual… Read More
  • This DIY Raspberry Pi Laptop Is Perfect For Your Weekend Machinations

    John Biggs
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
     My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts. The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module. In this project you simply cut or print a case for the screen – this one uses laser cut wood – and an HDMI cable. Read More
  • Ad Startup FameBit’s Long Tail Of Creators Grows To More Than 9K YouTubers

    Anthony Ha
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
     We hear more and more about the big stars of YouTube, but what about the creators who haven’t quite reached superstar status? Well, if they’re looking to connect with advertisers, startup FameBit aims to help. Co-founder and CEO David Kierzkowski told me that most multi-channel networks — which help YouTube content creators build a business around their videos — are… Read More
  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Anna Escher
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
     This week’s tech headlines saw Etsy’s IPO, the Falcon 9 rocket launch, and an abundance of funding news. These are our best stories of the week (4/11-17). Read More
  • Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic

    Greg Kumparak
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
     We’ve seen lots and lots of 3D printers over the last few years, and they almost all have one thing in common: the objects they print are hard* and mostly rigid. What if you wanted to print something soft, instead? Something you can hug, or snuggle with, or hand to your kid without fear of them jabbing it in their eye? Disney is on it. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • "What have you got?"

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

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

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

    Seth Godin
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Expected value is a powerful concept, easy to understand, often difficult to use in daily life. It's the value of an outcome multiplied by the chances it will happen. If there's a one in ten chance you'll get a $50 ticket for parking here, the expected value (the cost) of parking here is $5. Park here enough times, and that's what it's going to cost you. If there's a one in five chance you'll win that lawsuit for a million dollars, the expected value of the suit is $200,000. That's not a guess or a vague hunch, it's actually true. If the odds are described properly (and setting those odds is…
  • "I'm not the kind of person who..."

    Seth Godin
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    We box ourselves in long before the outside world ever gets a chance. "I'm not the kind of person who watches movies like that." "I'm not the kind of person who proposes new ideas." "I'm not the kind of person who reads books for fun." "I'm not the kind of person who apologizes." "I'm not the kind of person who gets a promotion." "I'm not the kind of person who says 'follow me'." I'm not the kind of person who... is up to you.        
 
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    WIRED

  • While You Were Offline: Star Wars’ New Droid BB-8 Wins the Internet

    Graeme McMillan
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week the Star Wars universe introduced us to a new droid and Hillary Clinton introduced her new logo. The Internet had opinions on both. The post While You Were Offline: Star Wars’ New Droid BB-8 Wins the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Is There Any Escape From Game of Thrones Spoilers?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    HBO's Game of Thrones is on a course to outpace the books. Is there any way readers can avoid spoilers? The post Is There Any Escape From Game of Thrones Spoilers? appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Ode to New Horizons

    Adam Rogers
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    New Horizon's first color picture of Pluto and its moon was nothing more than a big dot and a little dot. So why does it resonate so deeply within us? The post An Ode to New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oh, Hey, There’s That Batman v Superman Trailer We’ve Been Expecting

    Peter Rubin
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    After a planned Monday trailer rollout was botched by a leak last night, director Zack Snyder went ahead and gave the world the goods. The post Oh, Hey, There’s That Batman v Superman Trailer We’ve Been Expecting appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press

    Adam Rogers
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Imagine if Grand Moff Tarkin had a publicist. The post An Imperial Officer From Star Wars Faces the Press appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • The Only Business Training Resource I Promote Just Opened for Enrolments for One Week

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

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

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    This is a guest contribution from Ben Shwartz. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover… but does that extend to eBooks? How about webpages? In the current state of our globalized, media-saturated society, it’s difficult—if not outright impossible—to live by this seemingly antiquated adage. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the World Wide Web, appearance often conquers content in terms of user retention, which makes your landing page the golden ticket to your website’s success. “If you had one shot, one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment… would…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life

    Thorin Klosowski
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don’t have enough time to waste. But productivity comes at a cost: having that down time is extremely beneficial. We fight against boredom, distraction, and procrastination all the time, but that doesn’t mean you should get rid of them completely.Read more...
  • This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About Home Appliances

    Patrick Allan
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You probably spent a lot of money on your home’s appliances, so you might as well get the most out of them. Here are some of the most common myths and old wives’ tales about dishwashers, refrigerators, and other appliances.Read more...
  • Check If Seeds are Still Good to Plant with the Wet Paper Towel Test 

    Patrick Allan
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    When you’re planting a garden , you want to make sure you’re not wasting time, energy, and garden space with bad seeds. Before you go and buy all new seeds, however, test out what you have with a wet paper towel.Read more...
  • The Minor Tweaks that Change How Your AeroPress Tastes

    Thorin Klosowski
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It’s no secret that we love the AeroPress, and one of the big appeals of the AeroPress is how flexible it is . Case in point, NPR spoke with with World AeroPress Championship organizer Tim Varney about how to tweak your methods for the perfect cup.Read more...
  • How to Write with Substance and Improve Your Communication

    Gregory Ciotti
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words. Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable. Read more...
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  • Ten Easy Ways to Make Your Pitch Rock!

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

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The art of board management is a skill that you need to master because it can mean your survival and at least greater leeway in managing your startup. The first issue is deciding when you need a board. If you take outside investment, then you will have to create a board because your investors will want a say in how you manage the company. Even if they don’t, you should create a board when you accept other people’s money in order to establish high fiduciary standards. The second issue is the composition of the board. Your major investors will require a board seat, so some choices are made…
  • 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…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Jony Ive Reveals Exclusive Apple Watch Sport Bands at Milan Design Week

    Husain Sumra
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Earlier today the Apple Watch went on display at Milan's Salone Del Mobile Design, with Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and design consult Marc Newson in attendance. Now, it appears that Jony Ive also made it to the event, revealing exclusive sport band colors for the Apple Watch at the same time. Image via Umberta Gnutti Beretta Instagram Art enthusiast and philanthropist Umberta Gnutti Beretta posted a photo of a tray holding the new band colors on her Instagram account (via 9to5Mac). The colors include what appears to be two shades of blue, the custom red band seen earlier…
  • WWDC 2015 Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Developer demand for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference always exceeds ticket supply, so Apple holds a lottery to determine which developers will win the chance to go to the conference. This year, Apple accepted lottery entries from April 14 until today, April 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Now that the lottery has ended, Apple has begun sending out emails to developers who were selected and has charged their credit cards the $1,599 ticket price. Developers who won are currently sharing their good fortune on Twitter after receiving order confirmations. I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET!
  • Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall is Now a Broadway Producer

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    Former Apple iOS chief turned Snapchat advisor Scott Forstall has taken on a new project, according to his first ever tweet on Twitter. Forstall is co-producing the upcoming Broadway musical Fun Home, a show that opens this Sunday. I'm thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home http://t.co/PqrKKZGcxY opening this Sunday. Bravo to the phenomenal team!— Scott Forstall (@forstall) April 17, 2015 Forstall is listed as one of the producers of Fun Home along with his wife Molly on the Internet Broadway Database, and he and his wife also have a paragraph in the show's…
  • Apple Planning November Launch of Apple Pay in Canada

    Joe Rossignol
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Apple is planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report, citing people familiar with the matter, claims Apple is in negotiations with six Canadian banks about a potential November launch of the mobile payments service, which debuted in the United States last October and has yet to become available in other countries. The six Canadian banks reportedly in talks with Apple include the Royal Bank of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal, CIBC and National Bank of Canada. The financial institutions, which together account…
  • Apple Watch Goes on Display in Milan, Phil Schiller and Marc Newson on Hand

    Mitchel Broussard
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    After being announced to appear at Milan's Salone Del Mobile Design Fair earlier in the week, today the Apple Watch was displayed for the first time to the public, outside of a retail store or pop up shop, at the design fair (via Macitynet) [Google Translate]. The Apple Watch on display in the Carlo e Camilla restaurant On display at the Carlo e Camilla restaurant in Segheria, the Watch is displayed in long rows of glass-topped tables, identical to its presentation in Apple's own retail locations. The fair is even allowing customers to experience the same try-on appointments happening in…
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  • 37 Blog Posts to Stop Writing – And What She Did Next Changed Everything

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Smart Ways to Out-Test the Competition

    Pamela Wilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’ve been there, and I have too. It’s that moment of sheer exhaustion when you finally put the finishing touches on that new ebook you’re going to give away, that audio recording you’ll sell, or that video series you’re using to launch your new membership site. You’re done. Finally! Except — and I hate to be the one to break the bad news — you’re not. Because after you’ve put the finishing touches on that new piece of content you’ll offer for an opt-in or a purchase, the true final phase is running quality assurance tests…
  • The Right Way to Approach Branding Your Podcast

    Rainmaker.FM
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    You may think that branding your podcast begins with the name and ends with your show art. Not so. There is so much more to it, and it’s vitally important that you get it right from the beginning. In the third episode of The Showrunner, hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor discuss all of the following: The inevitable awkwardness of hitting Record Why Jon was right about choosing branding as the topic for this early episode What is branding for a podcast, anyway? How Jon came up with the branding for Hack the Entrepreneur (and how it has been essential to the show’s success) How Jerod…
  • The No Sidebar Guide to DIY Podcasting

    Rainmaker.FM
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In a world filled with ambitious online entrepreneurs, it’s time to jump ahead and learn how to produce your own podcast. Audio is a great way to create content and No Sidebar host Brian Gardner had never done it before. There was a mystery around it — almost taboo in his own mind — that intrigued him and made him want to do it. So he taught himself the basics of podcasting, and today he’ll share with you some of his mistakes and how he managed to correct them. In this 14-minute episode of No Sidebar, host Brian Gardner discusses: Choosing the right podcast format…
  • Deadly Conversion Busters: How to Make it Easier to Buy

    Rainmaker.FM
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Are you trying too hard in your sales letters and landing pages? Which elements are hindering, rather than helping, your conversions? Join The Mainframe hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett as they discuss how your efforts might be working against your goals, and how to make it easier for people to buy from you with confidence. In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark discuss: What simple means when it comes to your copy, design, and navigation How to declutter and streamline the flow of your pages Why context is king when it comes to getting people to happily take…
  • The Two Kinds of Knowledge Every Writer Needs

    Rainmaker.FM
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    So far, Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth has asked: Do you have the right strategy? Do you have the right technique? Today’s question is … Do you have the right knowledge? American theoretical physicist Richard P. Feynman said: Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent, and original manner possible. Demian can’t think of a better way to nurture originality than that. Samuel Johnson, the eighteenth century English Writer, said: Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. But you say you want something more…
 
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    Macworld

  • Pointless gyrations: Comparisons that don't make sense

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to this week's edition of Non Sequitur Theater! I'm your host, the Macalope, and this week's forced attempt to put two things together that don't belong comes to us from Bloomberg's Mark Milian."Apple Watch May Be Winning the Hype Battle, but Samsung's Galaxy S6 Is Off to a Strong Start" (tip o' the antlers to Mark Sobkowicz)Also, in another sign of bad news for the Apple Watch, people keep buying jerky. Did you know there's teriyaki jerky now? Not only that, there's teriyaki turkey jerky. Surely the Apple Watch can't compete with that. It's fun to just say it, for crying out loud.
  • Apple's 12-inch MacBook can use third-party USB Type-C cables

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    If you’re buying a new 12-inch MacBook and scrambling to find cables that work with the laptop’s new USB Type-C port, you have more options than Apple’s pricey cables. MacBook users can instead buy less expensive USB Type-C cables from third parties. The new MacBook also can work with third-party USB Type-C chargers, a big change from the company’s proprietary MagSafe chargers, which are used for other MacBooks. The MacBook has just one USB Type-C port, and MacBook owners may need to buy a range of cables for charging and connections to monitors or external peripherals. “Your…
  • First Apple Watch health IT apps bring important messages to the wrist

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Many of the first Apple Watch health IT apps will give doctors faster access to critical information and ease communication between health care providers, while other apps will attempt to get patients more engaged with their health. Don’t expect doctors to glance at their wrists to view X-rays or a patient’s chart, though. Given the Apple Watch’s screen size, functions that involve text messages work best on the device. “Doctors get that the watch is a tool to help them deal with information overload,” said Michael Nusimow, CEO of drchrono, which makes EHR (electronic health record)…
  • Zagg Folio review: iPad Air 2 keyboard case can boost your productivity

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Wireless keyboards for the iPad come in all shapes and sizes. Some duplicate Apple’s Smart Cover approach by only covering the screen when it’s not in use. Others forgo attaching to the iPad, letting users decide which case to use. And some keyboards offer complete protection. Such is the case (forgive the pun) with the Zagg Folio.The Folio is available in black or white, complete with a faux-leather back to add an appealing flair to its otherwise mundane plastic housing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google mobile search results to highlight site names, breadcrumbs over URLs

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Google is decluttering its mobile search results page by getting rid of lengthy URLs.Instead of seeing the web address for subdomains, you’ll be greeted with breadcrumbs, which are links that take you to specific sections of a website. You’ll now find those listed right under a site’s name (pictured) when searching in a mobile browser. Google Webmaster Central Blog The URLs (left) are going away in favor of easier-to-navigate breadcrumbs (right).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Using Sketch For Responsive Web Design (A Case Study)

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

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

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

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

    Javier Cuello
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    There’s more to designing mobile apps than meets the eye. The task requires a deep knowledge of devices, and it often means changing the way we think — even if that means leaving behind much of what we’ve learned from designing for the web. I started my career like many designers: working on print design projects. Shortly thereafter, I discovered the world of websites, which fascinated me and became the focus of my work for some time. Along the way I learned concepts related to interaction design1 and user experience2, which I hardly knew existed until then. At some point I…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 PM…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

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

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

    Brad Moore
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Art of Photography: The Inspirational Series with Matthew Jordan Smith Join Mia McCormick and Matthew Jordan Smith as they sit down to discuss Matthew’s inspiring career as a commercial photographer. Matthew is known for his spectacular beauty, fashion, and celebrity photography, and more recently his personal book project Future American President. Spend an hour hearing stories of how Matthew got started in photography, and some of the many lessons he has learned along the way. From the importance of overcoming the challenges that life sends your way to the necessity of believing in…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Light Rays

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Rays of light are that golden egg photographers dream about, lust after, desire with all their heart. Earlier I shared a set of images that display a great example of rays of light. By Geert Orye Weekly Photography Challenge – Rays of Light So now it’s your turn to go out and replicate this type of photograph. You may think – that’s impossible how can I create that if it doesn’t already exist? Well there are some things you can do to help it along. Look for a foggy day or condition Go out to shoot in the early morning and look for mist that is laying low over the…
  • 28 Ethereal Images of Light Rays that Glow

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    To photographers light is the most important thing above all else. It is the ultimate prize to come home with a photo with “good light”. One type of light that is truly ethereal is the phenomenon of rays of light. It is only possible for light rays to be visible in an image when certain atmospheric conditions exist; there must be some kind of particle suspended in the air for the light to bounce off such as dust, fog, or smoke. Here are 28 images of light rays that have a certain glow about them. Enjoy! Home by matt dinning on 500px Poland by Artur Magdziarz on 500px Amazing Earth…
  • How to Select the Right Camera Memory Card

    Navan Viswa
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In today’s market if you want to buy a camera memory card, you may find it challenging to select the right one. A card comes with the following criteria; type, speed, price, capacity. If you want to buy a high capacity card with low price it might come with a low transfer speed. If you wish to buy a high transfer speed with high capacity card it may come with a really high price. If you want to strike a balance between both, you really have to compromise on quality. By Paul Hudson What is a memory card? A small removable memory medium which can be used to store data on one medium and to…
  • Do Visual Push-Ups Everyday to Grow as a Photographer

    Valerie Jardin
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Please note that I do not know who originally coined the phrase “visual push-ups”. I have heard it used many times and find it very suitable to describe what we should all be practicing as often as possible with our camera. There is no better time to practice your photography than here and now. Don’t wait for the best light, the exotic vacation, or a new lens. Let’s be honest, the only way you’re going to become a better photographer, is by doing visual push-ups every day, and by challenging yourself continuously for as many years as you’ll be able to…
  • Tips for Photographing Butterflies

    Kathy Samuel
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Butterflies can provide a colorful and fun way to explore the macro world, and the basic techniques are easy to master with a little patience and practice. Just because butterflies are fast movers, doesn’t mean you have to be! If you watch carefully, you will notice that each species tends to visit the same variety of flower. If you miss a photo opportunity, wait a couple of minutes and the chances are that the butterfly will soon be back again to the same flower, or to a neighboring one. When approaching, avoid unnecessary vibrations and be careful not to cast a shadow over the…
 
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Tiny trackpad uses your thumbnail to navigate devices

    Mariella Moon
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    Several companies are working on eye-tracking tech as a way to navigate devices. A team of MIT researchers, however, have their eyes set on another body part: the thumbnail. Graduate students Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Artem Dementyev are developing a ti...
  • If you want to chat on Steam, spend at least $5

    Timothy J. Seppala
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Earlier this week Valve introduced Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator as a means to keep its users safe from phishing attempts, and now it's taken another step in that direction. From here on out, until you spend a minimum $5 with your account certain ...
  • Justice Department may try to block the Comcast / TWC merger

    Richard Lawler
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:29 pm
    It's been more than a year since Comcast announced its plan to buy fellow cable giant Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion deal, but it still hasn't received the blessings of various regulators. Now, word is leaking out from unnamed sources to Bloomber...
  • Scientists want to blast space debris with frickin' lasers

    Andrew Tarantola
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    To combat the increasingly dense layer of dead satellites and miscellaneous space debris that are enshrouding our planet, no idea -- nets, lassos, even ballistic gas clouds -- seems too far-fetched to avoid. Now, an international team of researchers ...
  • Adaptalux is a modular lighting system for macro photography

    Edgar Alvarez
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Every now and then, there are projects on Kickstarter designed for a niche group of people. Adaptalux is one of those: it's a modular, flexible and nearly pocket-sized lighting studio for macro photography and videography. The team behind Adaptalux c...
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    Strobist

  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

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

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

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

  • Sony Semiconductor site gives glimpse of next-generation sensors

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    A 20MP Four Thirds sensor and a Stacked CMOS design for enthusiast compacts are likely to be just two of the sensors we can expect to see in cameras over the coming months. Sony's semiconductor division has made these products public with the creation of a new website, which lists some of the chips it offers to potential buyers. Alongside many familiar-sounding sensors are examples we've yet to see in any cameras. Read more
  • Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 ‘dream’ portrait lens announced

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Zhong Yi Optics has released information about an 85mm f/1.2 lens it intends to make available in May. The Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, which the company is calling ‘The Dream’, is aimed at still photographers as well as videographers, and has a covering circle suitable for full frame sensors. Click through for more information
  • NAB 2015 Highlights

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    With over 100,000 attendees, the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) can be a dizzying experience of cutting edge technology mixed with valuable information and practical tools. Though mainly focused on the broadcast and motion picture industries, the emergence of still cameras that shoot high quality video has driven the development of products and tools aimed specifically at DSLR/mirrorless filmmakers and video shooters, many of which were on display. Read more
  • Opinion: Can an Aperture user be happy with Apple's new 'Photos' software?

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    One of the most talked about subjects for photographers using Macs to process and archive their photos is the loss of Apple Aperture and its replacement, simply known as Photos. This new software strongly resembles the iOS software of the same name and while it still offers some of the features from the enthusiast-grade Aperture, quite a few things are missing. Learn more about Photos - both what it offers and doesn't - in this opinion piece from DPR Editor Jeff Keller. Read more
  • Apple buys camera-technology company LinX

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Apple has reportedly acquired camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd., for approximately $20 million. LinX is a small company based in Israel and specializes in very small camera modules that are suitable for implementation in smartphone cameras. According to LinX, its multi-lens camera modules are capable of a range of special effects such as the ability to refocus an image after it has been captured, measurement of the true dimensions of objects, 3D object modeling and real time background replacement for video calls. Click through for more information
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    RC has a tutorial on Noise Reduction. Scott shares a short tip about the Pop­up Menu Advantage. Scott also talks about using LR Mobile to import and edit the images you took with your cell phone camera or your tablet camera. RC shares a keyboard shortcut on using the period key to toggle through basic panel adjustments, then use + and – to adjust. The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #10 with Scott & RC appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Something really BIG is coming Tuesday for photographers, and we’re all over it!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    OK, for us, things don’t get much bigger than this — now, unfortunately I can’t tell you actually what it is that’s coming Tuesday, but it’s SO BIG that we’re doing FOUR free live Webcasts on Tuesday and you’re invited (if you’re a photographer, you’re going to want to be there to see and talk about this big secret thingy). Here’s the top secret details: Who: Me and RC (co-hosts of The Lightroom Show) What: Four free LIVE webcasts for photographers Where: http://kelbyone.com/secret When: Tuesday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and…
  • What the crop? Part 2: Gesture

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So we are talking about cropping, and in part one I talked about visual tension. The isn’t just for the top and bottom of the frame, but also the sides. Most of the time if you have about the same general distance between the subject and frame, that is a good starting point. But, as we know photography is all about telling a visual story and so there is more to it than just lining up the spaces. People for instance have limbs and faces that tend to go in certain directions ie… they have gesture and they need to be taken into consideration. When cropping think about the gesture of…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #9 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    I can’t believe we’ve already done 9 episodes, but sure enough — I present you with number 9 above. It keeps with our tradition of: (a) Keeping it short and sweet (b) Packing it start to finish with tips and techniques (c) Having the content driven by your questions, suggestions and ideas Hope you find it helpful. Also, our featured photographer on this week’s show is beauty and dance photographer Stephan Bollinger (link) Have a great weekend everybody — On Monday I’ll be in Salt Lake City, Utah on the first stop of my all new “Shoot Like a Pro:…
  • What the crop? Part 1: Visual tension

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Cropping is a big part of editing… of course you are trying to get everything right in the camera, but often in the heat of the moment the framing might be a bit off… or your vision of what you are trying to say with the image changes and the way you crop the picture can give you a completely different feel. The great thing about Lightroom is that the crop is never baked in and you can create and maybe even print virtual copies of the same image cropped different ways to help you decide which way tells the story you want the best. But there are a few things to be aware of when…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iMac, MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, and Apple Accessories

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

    Juli Clover
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Casetify, a site that specializes in a whole range of custom-created iOS accessories, from iPhone and iPad cases to MacBook covers and Apple Watch straps. Casetify lets users design their own cases using photos, text, and more, and it also offers hundreds of awesome community-created and curated designs that aren't quite like anything else on the market. You can add a collage of photos with dozens of layouts, select one photo, or customize an existing layout with the site's built-in tools or iPhone app. The base cases the company offers are nice…
  • Yelp Releases Apple Watch App With Nearby Location Listings, Reviews

    Husain Sumra
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Apple Maps partner Yelp has today announced an update to its iOS app that will bring the service to Apple Watch. The announcement comes in the midst of more and more companies announcing their Apple Watch apps as the April 24 launch races forward. The Yelp app for Apple Watch serves up nearby restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and new businesses along with their star rating, review count, business category, price range, distance from your exact position, and hours of operation. We’ve stylishly packed in millions of local reviews with petite precision so you have vast insider knowledge right…
  • CarPlay Now Available in Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia and Sweden

    Juli Clover
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Apple today updated its iOS 8 Feature Availability page to note that CarPlay can now be used in five additional countries: Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, and Sweden. With the addition of these five countries, CarPlay is now available in a total of 25 countries around the world. Apple's been expanding CarPlay support to additional countries rapidly in the month of April. On April 8, CarPlay support was added to Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Turkey. Due to the wide range of partners Apple has to work with and varying methods of implementing support, CarPlay has been slow to…
  • Reminder: Apple Watch Pre-Orders Have Standard 14-Day Return Policy

    Joe Rossignol
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    While the wait continues for Apple Watch pre-orders to be processed and prepared for shipment, it is worth a reminder that the wrist-worn device has the same standard 14-day return policy as other Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Apple Watch Edition models can only be returned if they are determined to be in original condition after passing inspection at an offsite Apple facility. The 14-day return policy applies to the date that the customer receives the Apple Watch, meaning that those who pre-ordered the device can rest assured that they will have a full two weeks to test…
 
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