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  • 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video]

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    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The children are our future, etc. But seriously, sometimes kids can be punks. Think back to when you were in school. Didn't you give your teachers a bit of trouble? Here are nine teachers who got sweet, sweet revenge. The post 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 'House of Cards' fans are confused about when Season 3 arrives on Netflix

    Mashable
    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    If American history has taught us anything it's that new seasons of House of Cards arrive at 3:01 a.m. ET, not 12:01 ET, you confused East Coasters Mashable confirmed with Netflix that all 13 episodes of Season 3 will come out on Feb. 27 at 3:01 a.m. ET and 12:01 a.m. PT, so you still have time gather snacks and beverages See also: 'House of Cards' Season 3 Sneak Peek Wins April Fools' Day Even House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon can't keep the release time straight: Sorry folks, had my math off with the time diff here in London. To be clear @HouseofCards launch is 12am PT, 3AM EST, 8AM…
  • Gap Hires New Design Chief

    Fast Company
    Danielle Sacks
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    After ousting creative director Rebekka Bay, Gap replaces her. Sort of.Gap, the iconic American brand that's lost its way, is once again trying to find its creative center of gravity. Today, during new Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck's first earnings call, he announced Wendi Goldman would join the brand as its new executive vice president of product design and development. In the newly created position Goldman will lead the San Francisco-based company's global design team, while working closely with merchandising, product operations, and customer experience.Read Full Story
  • Twitter Will Crackdown On Serial Trolls By Tracking Their Phone Number

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:11 pm
     Twitter has a troll problem. Even its CEO knows it. And now the company is doing more to prevent its users suffering abuse and threats on its service. Read More
  • The indirect investment (plural)

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    The investor asks, "when do I get paid back?" The work for hire asks, "what's in it for me?" The member of the community wonders, "what's in it for us?" Plural. More than ever, our research, our writing, our art benefits all of us more than it directly benefits just the creator. Feed the commons.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The children are our future, etc. But seriously, sometimes kids can be punks. Think back to when you were in school. Didn't you give your teachers a bit of trouble? Here are nine teachers who got sweet, sweet revenge. The post 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff are in a gritty “Power Rangers” short, here it is [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Joseph Kahn wanted to take the the latest Hollywood trend, the "gritty and real" action film, to its logical conclusion. He takes a classic kid's TV show and makes it violent, angry, profane, and even gives it a bit of nudity (just a bit, so beware). Here's the thing: it's brilliant. The post James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff are in a gritty “Power Rangers” short, here it is [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Loose llamas lead to high-speed chase outside Phoenix [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    It isn't often excitement comes to Sun City, Arizona, but the Phoenix suburb best known for golf carts and retirement villas got more than they bargained for when two llamas took to the streets. The post Loose llamas lead to high-speed chase outside Phoenix [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • It’s finally here: “50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey” [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This is the parody trailer you didn't know you were waiting for, the mixing of fantasy worlds you didn't know you needed. "50 Shades of Grey" meets "Lord of the Rings?" Does it get any better than that? Watch the video, and you'll agree, the answer is no. The post It’s finally here: “50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 280-pound catfish caught in Italy

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    If you happen to be an American fisherman who's never dreamed of an Italian vacation, this enormous catch of Dino and Dario Ferrari's might convince you otherwise. The post 280-pound catfish caught in Italy appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 'House of Cards' fans are confused about when Season 3 arrives on Netflix

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    If American history has taught us anything it's that new seasons of House of Cards arrive at 3:01 a.m. ET, not 12:01 ET, you confused East Coasters Mashable confirmed with Netflix that all 13 episodes of Season 3 will come out on Feb. 27 at 3:01 a.m. ET and 12:01 a.m. PT, so you still have time gather snacks and beverages See also: 'House of Cards' Season 3 Sneak Peek Wins April Fools' Day Even House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon can't keep the release time straight: Sorry folks, had my math off with the time diff here in London. To be clear @HouseofCards launch is 12am PT, 3AM EST, 8AM…
  • The world has officially gone crazy: CNN interviewed a llama on live television

    Anita Li
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Move over, net neutrality. Llamas are dominating the news cycle — and CNN is leading hard-hitting coverage of the fuzzy creatures. After a high-speed chase involving two escaped llamas gripped the nation on Thursday, CNN journalist Don Lemon interviewed a celebrity llama named Pierre on live television. See also: How the Internet handled the Great Llama Escape of 2015 Pierre, who was not involved in the morning's llama drama, has previously appeared on Saturday Night Live, according to his handler Susan. This is @CNN#donllama pic.twitter.com/7TGMdbjeJk — CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight)…
  • Good job, Internet. Your #TheDress jokes cured the blues

    Annie Colbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Oh, Internet, you had fun tonight The Great Dress Color Debate of 2015 took over the whole damn Internet on Thursday. And because humor is the best way to deal with controversial optical illusions, everyone chimed in with a joke See also: You can buy the blue-black, white-gold dress for $77 Now, we're left in stitches. (Sorry.) Read more... More about Lists, Watercooler, Pics, Memes, and Conversations
  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

    The Associated Press
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    LOS ANGELES — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and fashion commentator Mary Alice Stephenson has for years heard stories about similar stolen celebrity items. "It's not shocking to me that this would be taken out of her hotel room," said Stephenson, who once had a nabbed Fendi bag held for ransom. See also: What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black? A dress like the custom ivory one designed by Francisco…
  • 16 couples that are definitely breaking up over the dress

    Brian Koerber
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    That infamous dress has split more than the Internet. Sometimes, it's the little things in a relationship that can spark an argument, like leaving the toilet seat up, or seeing a dress that is clearly black and blue as white and gold. See also: You can buy the blue-black, white-gold dress for $77 But on Thursday night, no matter how many toilet seats were properly shut, it didn't matter. This is it. This is the end, people. The dress is going to ruin us all — starting with these couples: BONUS: 15 people fiercely arguing about the color of this mind-boggling dress Have something to add…
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    Fast Company

  • Gap Hires New Design Chief

    Danielle Sacks
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    After ousting creative director Rebekka Bay, Gap replaces her. Sort of.Gap, the iconic American brand that's lost its way, is once again trying to find its creative center of gravity. Today, during new Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck's first earnings call, he announced Wendi Goldman would join the brand as its new executive vice president of product design and development. In the newly created position Goldman will lead the San Francisco-based company's global design team, while working closely with merchandising, product operations, and customer experience.Read Full Story
  • Facebook Rolls Out A Revamped Suicide Prevention Tool

    David Lumb
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Some might call it Facebook taking care of its data. We say it's the kind of empathy we need online.Facebook is changing the way it deals with signs of suicide in its network. A tool that allows users to flag potentially suicidal posts will redirect to ping Facebook's own specialized team when signs of suicide are detected among users' posts—a potential step toward a more empathetic Internet.Read Full Story
  • A Defensive Google Consolidates In Europe

    David Lumb
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Facing legal challenges and calls for breakup, Google combines its myriad divisions in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.As European authorities continue to hound Google with allegations of privacy and antitrust violations, the search giant is combining its departments into one mega-regional body responsible for its activity in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Matt Brittin, who formerly headed up one half of Google's operations in Europe, will lead the company's newly unified efforts there, the Financial Times reports.Read Full Story
  • To Become A Grown-Up Business, YouTube Needs To Attract Grown-Up Viewers

    Ainsley O'Connell
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    The online video platform remains unprofitable, despite an audience of billions.Young kids loop through their favorite Minecraft animations. Tweens follow makeup tutorials and play Taylor Swift music videos at full volume. But grown-ups—what in the world do grown-ups watch on YouTube?Read Full Story
  • Naked Models Drenched In Honey Become Works Of Art In This Stunning Photo Shoot

    KC Ifeanyi
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Photographer Blake Little may not be able to use amber for a new series, but the material he went with is still pretty sweet. (Sorry.)Honey: good on biscuits, in tea, and, apparently, for drenching naked people from head to toe.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Twitter Will Crackdown On Serial Trolls By Tracking Their Phone Number

    Jon Russell
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:11 pm
     Twitter has a troll problem. Even its CEO knows it. And now the company is doing more to prevent its users suffering abuse and threats on its service. Read More
  • Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Frederic Lardinois
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
     Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. Currently, that’s about 100 million homes, the company’s chief economist Stan… Read More
  • Kobalt Tunes Into $60M Led By Google Ventures For Its Music Rights Collection Platform

    Ingrid Lunden
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
     The rise of digital music services has had some musicians up in arms over the way (and how much) they are paid. Now a startup that has built a better way to track this is stepping up its role in the game. Kobalt — which has developed platform to help music rights holders collect royalties more efficiently from across different digital music services — has raised a $60… Read More
  • Grofers, An On-Demand Delivery Service For Indian Cities, Raises $10M From Sequoia And Tiger Global

    Catherine Shu
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
     An Indian startup called Grofers wants to help local shops take advantage of the e-commerce boom by not only providing them with a mobile platform for their inventory, but also facilitating on-demand delivery within 90 minutes. The startup just got a vote of confidence in the form of a $10 million series A round led by Sequoia Capital (a returning investor) and Tiger Global. Read More
  • As Kleiner Trial Plays On, VC’s Upper Echelon Is Laid Bare To The Real World

    Colleen Taylor
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
     The world of venture capital has long been cloaked in understated reticence and secrecy. That’s especially been true for the traditional top tier Sand Hill Road firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. After all, a big benefit of being in the private market is, well, the privacy. Deals can be done with handshakes. Salaries and bonuses can be confidential. Business strategies… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The indirect investment (plural)

    Seth Godin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    The investor asks, "when do I get paid back?" The work for hire asks, "what's in it for me?" The member of the community wonders, "what's in it for us?" Plural. More than ever, our research, our writing, our art benefits all of us more than it directly benefits just the creator. Feed the commons.        
  • 'Connect to' vs. 'Connect'

    Seth Godin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    An organization might seek to 'connect to' its customers or constituents. Connection is a form of permission, the ability to deliver value to the people who request it. Vertical connection creates the ability to communicate and delivers a barrier to entry. Most online stores are connected to their customers. Most freelancers seek to connect to their clients. Most teachers work to connect to their students. That's different, though, than 'connect'. When you connect your customers or your audience or your students, you're the matchmaker, building horizontal relationships, person to person. This…
  • Shoes that don't fit (and free salt)

    Seth Godin
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    A beautiful pair of shoes, but one size too small, on sale and everything.... Not worth buying, not for you, not at any price. Because shoes that don't fit aren't a bargain. And at a restaurant, you may have noticed that there's no extra charge for salt. You can have as much salt as you want on your food, for free. (Of course, it's not really free, it's part of the cost of the meal, so we paid for it, so we might as well get our money's worth, might as well use a lot.) Of course, that's silly, because regardless of how much we were billed for the salt, no matter how unlimited our access to it…
  • "Leap First" is now available

    Seth Godin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    An original audio production* via Sounds True, with 100% of my royalties going to the Acumen Fund. Find it right here: Leap First.  I just got this great note from Jason Connell. I hope the recording resonates with you as much as it did with him: Wanted to let you know that I listened to Leap First over the past two days and love it. I am amazed by how you blended business, personal development, and spirituality into one fluid recording. It did an amazing job of inspiring confidence, vision, and excitement about tackling... not just projects, but life and I plan to listen to it again…
  • Ruckusmaker day

    Seth Godin
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:03 am
    Celebrated all over the world, for the first time, tomorrow is annual Ruckusmaker Day. Tomorrow would have been Steve Jobs' 60th birthday. Steve's contribution wasn't invention. Technology breakthroughs didn't come out of his basement the way they did from Land or Tesla. Instead, his contribution was to have a point of view. To see something and say 'yes' or 'no'. To not only have a point of view, but to change it when the times demanded.  Most of all, to express that point of view, to act on it, to live with it. There's a lot to admire about the common-sense advice, "If you don't have…
 
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    WIRED

  • The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

    Adam Rogers
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media […] The post The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress appeared first on WIRED.
  • Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect

    Bo Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You'd think that this game would involve skating around a discotheque throwing balls at other robots, and you'd be right. The post Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect appeared first on WIRED.
  • Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2

    Michael Calore
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    These wireless speakers from Sweden have been improved from a previous version. They now have three streaming methods: AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect. The post Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2 appeared first on WIRED.
  • London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge

    Kyle VanHemert
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    People of London, meet the candidates for your newest bridge. The post London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

    Robert McMillan
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Google kept a very low profile during the past year's lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn't mean that the company didn't care about the outcome though. In fact, laying low may have been the best thing Google could have done. The post How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
  • Top 15 FREE Internet Marketing Tools To Boost Your Online Business

    Guest Blogger
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kulwant Nagi. Today, Internet marketing is evolving at a greater pace than ever. Companies are pulling out all the stops to get more online exposure and, eventually, more customers. Using premium services for all the tools necessary for Internet marketing is not feasible for every business – that’s when free options come into play. When I started my career two years ago, I was not aware of these tools, so I kept looking for the best and easiest ways to boost my business. I continued to add all the tools to my browser’s bookmarks for quick &…
  • Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever considered coming to a ProBlogger training event? We hear from a lot of bloggers around Australia (and internationally) that they’ve thought about it but were a little unsure if it was for them. So at last year’s event we filmed this little video with the help of our mate Mick Russell to give you a feel for the event, our attendees and why they think you should join us at our 2015 event. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger Why You Should Join us at the next ProBlogger Training Event
  • What does the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger Stand for?

    Darren Rowse
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    I overheard an interesting debate on Twitter recently about what the ‘Pro’ in ProBlogger stands for. Is it to signify professional behaviour, or is it about the profession of blogging? The answer is both – but in my mind it’s more. Here’s what the Pro in ProBlogger means to me I’m Pro Bloggers – I love bloggers As a 16-year-old I took a short course in public speaking. This was an unusual move for me because I was a very shy kid who had a small group of friends. The idea of speaking in front of a room of people terrified me, but as I wanted to conquer that fear I took…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The White Winter Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    You may not be able to tell in some places, but we're right in the middle of winter. If you need a reminder beyond your window, this peacefully white home screen will make you feel winter's chill.Read more...
  • "Confidence Is the Ability to Move Toward Things Wholeheartedly"

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When we think of confidence , it's hard not to associate it with being successful. Confidence isn't really about success or failure, though. It's about jumping in and taking action regardless of what the outcome will be.Read more...
  • Build a Convincing Hide-a-Key Out of PVC Pipe Parts

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn't look too conspicuous. This setup looks just like some plain old piping on the side of the house.Read more...
  • Learn How to Perfectly Smoke Any Kind of Meat with This Chart

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As the weather starts to warm up, grilling and other outdoor cooking sounds better and better. If you're interested in doing some slow cooking with your electric smoker, this chart tells you how to do it right with 17 different kinds of meat.Read more...
  • Deadspin Llamas On Llam Llose Llawmen | Gawker A Letter From Richard Glossip, Who Was Almost Execute

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Deadspin Llamas On Llam Llose Llawmen GawkerA Letter From Richard Glossip, Who Was Almost Executed Last Month GizmodoFCC Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Rules In America's History KotakuHow Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
  • Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    I’m looking for people to review The Art of the Start 2.0. If you’re interested, please complete this short form: https://alltop.wufoo.com/forms/sign-up-to-review-the-art-of-the-start-20/ Space is limited, so when the spots are gone, they’re gone! Once the application process is completed, readers will be selected and will receive an email with a digital copy via Net Galley of The Art of the Start 2.0 to review. Thank you in advance for your help. Solid book reviews help a book and the author very much. The post Wanted: Reviews of The Art of the Start 2.0 appeared first…
  • The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business

    Guy Kawasaki
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Interesting story of how Alicia Shaffer sells $1 million of fashion items via her Etsy shop. It’s fantastic that Etsy has created a market like this–democratizing commerce and crafts! http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042352/how-one-knitter-makes-almost-1-million-a-year-on-etsy There is some controversy about whether her products are handcrafted “enough,” but there are marketing lessons to learn from her success, nonetheless! The post The Story of a Million-Dollar Etsy Business appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • My Advice to 22 Year-Olds

    Guy Kawasaki
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    As I write this, I’m just past the big 6O. Here’s some advice based on thirty-eight more years of living than you have. I don’t expect you to believe everything I say–when I was twenty-two I wouldn’t listen to someone this old, but maybe some of this will resonate with you: Challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Accepting the known and resisting the unknown is a mistake. You should do exactly the opposite: challenge the known and embrace the unknown. Now is the time to take this kind of risk because you have less to lose and everything to gain. Great things happen…
  • How to Find a Co-Founder

    Guy Kawasaki
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    People love the notion of the sole innovator, but this notion is wrong. Successful companies are usually started, and become successful, with the contributions of at least two people. Yin and yang, maker and seller, dreamer and pragmatist — call it what you will. After the fact, people may recognize one founder as the innovator, but it takes a team to make a new venture work. Derek Sivers, the co-founder of CD Baby, said it best: “The first follower is what transforms the lone nut into a leader.” In some instances the first follower is the first customer, but most often the first…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • 'Click' Aims to Introduce Apple Watch Band Adapter in Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Ahead of the Apple Watch's launch, accessory makers are already hoping to create solutions that will allow the device to be used with a wide array of existing watch bands. Click, for example, is an upcoming watchband adapter that will slide into the band slots of the Apple Watch, allowing the Apple Watch casing to be used with any existing 24mm watchband. According to Click's creators, the adapter is a spring bar that will attach to a watchband, which will then fit into the Apple Watch's grooves, much like one of Apple's own watch bands. It appears to use the pin that comes with an existing…
  • FCC Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality Rules, Classifies Broadband Service as a Utility

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted in favor by a 3-to-2 decision to enforce net neutrality rules that it claims will help protect freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet, reports Ars Technica. The FCC ruling classifies broadband service as a utility and prevents Internet providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering prioritized service through so-called Internet "fast lanes" for payment."The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the…
  • Apple Opens Up 'iWork for iCloud' to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Following a short beta testing period, Apple's iCloud.com website has been updated to make its iWork suite of apps accessible to all users, even those without an Apple device. As of today, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. The software suite lets users create and edit text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from their browsers. Signing up for a free Apple ID account entitles users to 1GB of complimentary iCloud storage to be used with the apps for storing documents. Previously, access to Apple's iWork suite of apps was limited to users…
  • Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad "April" launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release more towards the beginning of April rather than the end of the month. According to a reliable source that spoke with MacRumors, Apple is planning to begin moving Apple Watches to centralized distribution points in the U.S. during the first few days of the month, with an Apple Watch release possibly coming during the first full week of April, between April 6…
  • Smartflash Hits Apple With Second Lawsuit After Winning $533 Million Verdict

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Just one day after Apple was ordered to pay a $532.9 million settlement to Smartflash LLC for infringing upon its patented technologies, the Texas-based patent licensing firm has sued the Cupertino-based company a second time over the same patents (via Reuters). The new lawsuit covers Apple products that were introduced after the original case was filed, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2."Smartflash filed the complaint to address products that came out too far into the last proceedings to have been included," Smartflash's attorney, Brad Caldwell, told Reuters on…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
  • Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business

    Chris Brogan
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    I was on MSNBC’s Your Business with JJ Ramberg, with my co-panelist Larry Broughton. We discussed underpants, second locations, and virtual assistants. If any of that is your thing or if you just want to see me chatting in a tie, here you are: Continue ReadingThe post Hanging out on MSNBC Your Business appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

    Demian Farnworth
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first steps to creating adaptive content is becoming aware of the content you already have. This is why we encourage you to audit your site. But before you dive into a full-blown comprehensive content audit, it might be possible to make your job a little easier by first dealing with all of the expired content. What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention. You’ll know where some of this content is off the top of…
  • Here’s How to Answer the Most Important Question in Life (and Make a Living from It)

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why bother? Each and every morning you and I both wake up and ask ourselves that question. Some mornings we don’t even think about the question, but answer it deliberately by jumping out of bed and bolting for the office. In these cases, we bother because we care deeply about what we do. We feel like we matter. Then there are the other mornings … Mornings where you roll over and eye the clock. The alarm will sound within minutes, but you have no desire to get out of bed. It has been a long week — and it’s only Tuesday. On these days — which may turn into months…
  • Are You Overlooking Any (or All) of These 7 Ways to Build Online Authority with LinkedIn?

    Louisa Chan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Flash mobs. People are attracted to these spectacles. We drop what we’re doing and gather around to watch, but then we leave. We go back to what we were doing before we were interrupted. No one really knows who orchestrated the performance. The entire experience is short-lived and doesn’t make any profound impact. Now, imagine performing at an opera house, such as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House pictured above — the venue for Authority Rainmaker 2015. An attentive audience becomes fascinated by your performance and applauds you to show their appreciation. You know…
  • How an Email Newsletter Publisher Built an Audience of 223,991 Subscribers

    Robert Bruce
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brian and I have been talking about his new curation-based email newsletter lately, and I thought it’d be interesting to have a similar conversation with someone in a completely different topical market. It’s about one person writing and curating a topic he knows and cares about, building a massive email audience over a period of four years, then turning all that work into a sustainable business. And hang in there, even if you have no interest in (or understanding of) programming, Javascript, Ruby, or HTML5, you’ll be able to apply the lessons of this episode to your own…
 
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  • Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Twitter has added new reporting tools to help it fight abuse and protect users on its site.The company took some steps in this direction late last year, when it made it easier to report harassment in tweets. Now it’s making it easier to report other behaviors including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private or confidential information. The changes will begin rolling out Thursday and should reach all users in the coming weeks.As a result of the changes it made already, Twitter now reviews five times as many user reports as it did previously, the company said, and it has tripled…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Bring out the battery cases!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Bring out the battery cases!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you new battery cases from Otterbox, Unu, and BuQu, plus some interesting multi-purpose cases and a way to mount your iPhone in the car—without an actual mount!BuQuThe PowerArmour (iPhone 6; $80) sports a lightweight, unibody design that makes installation and removal a snap—a big plus for a battery case. Its design remains protective enough that it will prevent damage against bumps and falls.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X customers have had to work through browser plug-ins or its website, putting it at a disadvantage. The release of the free LastPass for Mac puts the two popular secrets-protection packages head to head. And LastPass comes out reasonably well in aspects of the comparison: the two apps carve out different spaces, which will vary in importance by users’ specific…
  • Net neutrality passes FCC, will apply to mobile too

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, over the objections of the commission’s Republican members and large broadband providers. The commission voted 3-2 Thursday to approve net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic and from offering paid traffic prioritization services. The commission’s vote on the new rules prompted loud applause from the audience at the FCC meeting. The new regulations will almost certainly face a…
  • Spring forward: Apple will take the wraps off Apple Watch at March 9 event

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8. The following day, Apple is inviting us to “spring forward” at a “special event” in San Francisco. Hmm…could Apple be showing off a device that has something to do with setting the clock? Macworld will be in the audience to bring you the details at 10 a.m. Pacific. As is standard for Apple, the invite gave no details other than time, date, and location (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a larger venue than Town Hall in Cupertino, where Apple held its last event). But given the tag line and the timing, it’s a given that the company is…
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  • Build Your Own Product Hunt With Telescope And Meteor

    Sacha Greif
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Over in startup land, one of the big stories of 2014 was, without a doubt, the success of Product Hunt1. It’s is a community where people post, vote on and comment on new products they’ve discovered or launched. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing to invest in or just want to find a better weather app, Product Hunt has got you covered. Coincidentally, in addition to being a fan of the website, I also have a pretty personal connection to the company. I’ve been online friends with Product Hunt’s designer Jonno Riekwel2 for years, and I was part of founder Ryan…
  • RICG Responsive Images For WordPress

    Tim Evko
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I recently teamed up with Mat Marquis of the Responsive Images Community Group to help integrate responsive images into the WordPress platform. We decided to refactor a plugin that I had built several months ago, hoping that it would lead to a more useable and performant solution. After months of pull requests, conversations on Slack and help from WordPress’ core team, we’re finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. You can download and install RICG Responsive Images1 from WordPress’ plugin directory, while keeping track of our development progress on GitHub2. What Does The…
  • Accessibility Originates With UX: A BBC iPlayer Case Study

    Henny Swan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Not long after I started working at the BBC, I fielded a complaint from a screen reader user who was having trouble finding a favorite show via the BBC iPlayer’s home page1. The website had recently undergone an independent accessibility audit which indicated that, other than the odd minor issue here and there, it was reasonably accessible. I called the customer to establish what exactly the problem was, and together we navigated the home page using a screen reader. It was at that point I realized that, while all of the traditional ingredients of an accessible page were in place —…
  • Design Last

    Rik Schennink
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    How does one design and develop for the responsive web? A lot of methodologies out there try to tackle this problem, but all of them rely on the same classic website development process. It boils down to the following: design and then develop. Let’s go nuts and flip this outdated methodology on its head. Before we start flipping things around, let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane, just so we know where we’ve come from and where we are now. History It’s 1989, and Tim Berners-Lee, the man with the plan, conjures up HTML while working at CERN. It’s a language to link content…
  • Mobile Prototyping With Proto.io

    Will Hacker
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    There are many options available for prototyping mobile user experiences, but if you need to prototype native apps for mobile devices you should take a look at Proto.io1 when evaluating potential choices. This solution has many features for designing and prototyping mobile apps, including built-in component libraries for specific devices, great support for gestures and transitions, and an app that allows for easy viewing on actual hardware. But the first thing to know is that unlike most prototyping tools, Proto.io is a web application, so you’ll need an internet connection to do your…
 
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  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
  • Today My Blog is Dedicated To My Publisher and Dear Friend, Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

    Scott Kelby
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Last week I heard the news that my long-time friend Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel was retiring from her post as Publisher at Peachpit Press, the company that for as long as I can remember, has published all my books. For many years Nancy had led a team of some of the most creative, passionate, and talented people in modern book publishing history, and she and her team gave flight to an unparalleled body of work from some of the greatest educators of graphics, art and design of our time.I’m dedicating my blog today to Nancy as my way of saying thanks for never compromising, for always striving…
  • Valentine’s Weekend On The Oregon Coast

    Scott Kelby
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Weekend before last, my wife Kalebra and I snuck off for a Valentine’s Day getaway to meet our friends Moose & Sharon Peterson on the Oregon Coast. I did a post about the trip over at Exposure.co with some images from the trip, and the story behind them, along with my story of shooting the famous “Thor’s Well” which was, well…it was swell. Get it? Swell? Ah, forget it.Anyway, if you’ve got a second, here’s the link. Hope you guys have a great Monday!Best,-ScottP.S. I posted #10 in my series called “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom…
  • Celebrating Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary

    Scott Kelby
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    It’s hard to believe, but Photoshop is 25-years-old! Yesterday was its official birthday, and yesterday in honor of, and to celebrate, “The Photoshop Guys” did a special broadcast about Photoshop, and we shared some tips and techniques, and you can watch it right above.You’re Invited! 25 years is a pretty amazing milestone, so to continue the celebration we’re hosting a free Webcast where we’re going to look through the years at the different versions of Photoshop, and we’re going to share our favorite features introduced in each version by sharing…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – Photographing Mountains, Hills and Valleys

    Kav Dadfar
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There really aren’t many scenes that can match the sheer awe of a snowcapped mountain in a landscape image; but capturing an image that might do the scene justice isn’t always straightforward. Here are some simple tips to help you next time you are looking to photograph mountains, hills and valleys in your travel photography: Be Patient Photography can be incredibly frustrating at times, especially when the weather goes against you; and very rarely will you get to a location and have everything in place to make a great photo. Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait for the right…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

    John Davenport
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you just installed Lightroom, now what? You could spend some time just playing around and learning through doing, but if you’re looking for a nudge in the right direction here are a few simple concepts that I wish I’d thought about before starting my own Lightroom journey – hopefully it helps you! Five things you should know about Lightroom before you start: #1 Your organizational strategy This might not seem important at first, but Lightroom is an amazing organizer of your photographs if you choose to use it as one. So before you start haphazardly uploading photographs…
  • 7 Uncommon Tips for Winter Sunrise Photos Near Water

    Iain Stanley
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are few things in photography that people love more than dreamy sunrise shots full of bold oranges, big suns, washing waters, and burnt horizons. The dawn of a new day is a spiritually significant event as our past misdeeds of yesterday are forgotten under the promise of fresh beginnings. Sunrise also affords us some of the best light to work with in photography. However, if you live near the coast and you plan to get up early to take some sunrise shots that involve you being in or around rocks on the water’s edge, there are some key things you must remember, especially in the…
  • 10 Common Photography Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

    Prathap DK
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’ve got your DSLR and you are excited to test it out. You might have gone out for the first few days or perhaps weeks and then all of a sudden the excitement wears out. Why? Because you don’t seem to get what you want out of your mighty DSLR, right? You may have spent countless hours in your college, office, or at home in search of a best DSLR that can take the best photographs you want. All your efforts have gone in vein and you have a frustrating backlog of your actual work. Next time you feel such frustration about your photography remember this quote: “You will only fail to…
  • Get Complete Control Of Your Camera with Our Brand New Course

    Darren Rowse
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Today I’m very excited to announce the launch of our first Digital Photography School Course – Photo Nuts and Bolts. The Photo Nuts Journey Early in 2010 dPS launched a brand new eBook – Photo Nuts and Bolts. Written by Neil Creek it was all about understanding your camera so you can get creative control over it. It went on to become one of our most popular eBooks ever and each year since we’ve added new eBooks to the series including Photo Nuts and Shots (Tools and Techniques for Creative Photography), Photo Nuts and Post (a Guide to Post-Processing) and Photo Nuts…
 
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  • So long, and thanks for all the fish

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    As you may have heard, TUAW is being archived by its parent company AOL. The 10+ years of content that our talented team of writers and editors have crafted are due be folded into our sister site Engadget, where you'll be able to check out the archiv...
  • There's magic everywhere

    Victor Agreda Jr
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The past couple of articles I've written about Apple may paint the company in a negative light. One might misinterpret those posts as saying "Apple is doomed." I think given profitability, cash on hand and product pipeline, that is a ridiculous state...
  • Realmac's Typed.com Indiegogo campaign: Building a sustainable blogging service

    Steven Sande
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in the early days of December 2014, TUAW ran a review of Typed (US$19.99), a very minimalist blogging app for OS X from Realmac Software that works with a number of blogging platforms including WordPress and Blogger. Now the company has launched...
  • The end of an era

    Michael Jones
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The news that TUAW is being shut down came as quite a shock to me, having missed some of the rumors floating around the Internet about AOL's possible plans. Those of you who pay attention to author's bylines on posts will probably notice that I ha...
  • Mac 101: Option-select those columns

    Michael Rose
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It's fitting that this is my last Mac 101 tip for TUAW, because it's one of the first "whoa, how did you do that?" tricks I learned as a desktop publishing newbie way, way back in the day. Like, Word and PageMaker on System 5, 1988-vintage back in th...
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • UK temporarily bans export of 19th century photography album

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The United Kingdom is hoping to retain an album containing photographs by Oscar Rejlander, and as such it has instituted a temporary export ban on the relic. The ban will prevent the album from being sold to a foreigner and leaving the country (for now), and will possibly provide enough time to study the collection and its origins. Read more
  • Tokina to launch water dispersing filter coating and IR-cut ND range

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Japanese optical manufacturer Tokina is showing a hydrophilic filter coating that forces water droplets to spread into a thin film so that they become invisible to the camera. The coating will allow photographers to carry on shooting when rain or spray on the lens would otherwise obstruct the optical path. Read more
  • NPPA and World Press plan ethics symposium following contest disqualifications

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The National Press Photographers Association and World Press Photo plan to hold a symposium later in 2015 to talk about ethics in photography, following news that 20% of the photos entered in the World Press Photo contest were disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered. Meanwhile, the NPPA has called on the photographers disqualified from the contest to release their photos to the public. Read more
  • Lytro plans to shed jobs as it shifts focus to video

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has announced that the company has raised an additional $50M in funding, but plans to use it to make a strategic shift into video and virtual reality, while shedding some jobs. Although the exact number of layoffs has yet to be decided, website re/code is reporting that between 25-50 of Lytro's 130-strong workforce may be made redundant as the company seeks to hire new employees with video and virtual reality experience. Click through to read more
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD real-world sample gallery posted

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    After handling a prototype at Photokina, we brought a final shipping sample of Tamron's new 15-30mm wideangle zoom back from CP+. The stabilized ultra-wideangle lens covers a full-frame sensor, offers a unique double lens hood design for added strength and boasts a very competitive $1200 price tag. We're impressed so far - check out our samples gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 things I would tell a new Lightroom user, and we’re wrapping up number 10 with something that helps move you from Lightroom beginner to Lightroom intermediate. PLUS: at the end of this post, I’ll recap all 10 of the thingies. OK, here we go: #10: To Speed Your Workflow Start Making Presets Now Lightroom has a lot of ways to add automation to your workflow, so you spend less time on the tedious, repetitive things, and that leaves you more time for the fun stuff. The problem is: not only do beginner’s not take the…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #2 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s more tips and techniques based on the stuff you guys asked for. One thing we saw a lot were request for more on printing, so RC jumps in with some great info. I’ve got a coupla tricks that I hope might come in handy for you, and the whole thing goes by pretty quickly, but it’s packed full of tips. Plus, our featured photographer this episode is  http://www.juliancalverley.com/ – we are big fans of his work (hope you will be, too). Next week we’ll be working on some of the suggestion you guys had for how the show is produced, including using closer camera…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Avatron Launches 'Air Display 3' for iOS With New USB Connection Option

    Juli Clover
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Avatron, the company behind popular secondary display app Air Display 2 today launched an updated version of the software, Air Display 3. Like Air Display 2, Air Display 3 allows users to turn their iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches into secondary displays for their computers, but Air Display 3 has an important new feature -- an option to connect an iOS device to a computer over USB. Previous iterations of AirDisplay have been forced to work over WiFi (which made using AirDisplay laggy and unreliable) because for a long time, Apple rejected apps that used a USB connection. Apple relaxed its…
  • iPhone Accounts for Nearly 90% of Smartphone Industry Profits in Fourth Quarter

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple continued to dominate in global smartphone profit during the fourth quarter of 2014, capturing a record-high 88.7% share of profit during the three-month period ending December. Apple earned quarterly operating profit of $18.8 billion on iPhone sales, up from $11.4 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013."Global smartphone operating profit grew 31 percent annually from US$16.2 billion in Q4 2013 to US$21.2 billion in Q4 2014. Android hardware vendors combined took a record-low 11 percent global smartphone profit…
  • iOS Extends Lead on Android in Enterprise on Strength of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The latest Mobility Index Report from Good Technology reveals that iOS increased its lead over Android in the enterprise market during the fourth quarter on the strength of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. iOS accounted for 73% of total activations during the three-month period ending December, up from 69% in the previous quarter and equal to the year-ago quarter. Specifically, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made up 30% of all activations during the fourth quarter, with the iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus split being 77% and 23% respectively. Android activations dropped from 29% during the third…
  • Google Expands Free Google Play Music Storage to 50,000 Songs

    Juli Clover
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Google today announced an update to its Google Play Music service, expanding the amount of available storage. Users can now store 50,000 songs in the cloud at no cost, up from 20,000. Content stored within Google Play Music can be played on computers via Google's Music Manager app, on iPhones and iPads via the recently redesigned Google Play Music app, through a Chrome extension, through Chromecast, and on Android devices. Google's Google Play Music storage does not require a subscription to Google Play Music to use it, making it free for all users. Those interested in using Google's free…
  • Podcasts Entering 'Golden Age' After Experiencing Surge in Growth

    Joe Rossignol
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    The continued rise of smartphone and tablet adoption and the addition of Podcasts as a stock app on iOS 8 has resulted in significant growth for podcasts in the United States, reports Ad Age. Overall consumption of podcasts experienced 18% growth in the U.S. between Spring and Fall 2014 as Americans now listen to approximately 21.1 million hours of podcasts per day, according to Edison Research. The resurgence of podcasts arrives around a decade after the audio format became established for iPod and iTunes, and the sudden rise in popularity has some podcast makers excited. "Creatively, we are…
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