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The Factory: The Factory was Andy Warhol’s original New York City studio from 1962 to 1968, although his later studios were known as The Factory as well. The Factory was located on the fifth floor at 231 East 47th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The rent was “only about one hundred dollars a year”. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Factory

The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins: Two data visualization pros explain why sometimes an infographic simply isn’t one–and that’s okay. At Co.Design, we get tons of pitches for our “Infographic of the Day” feature. A good 90% of them don’t make the cut because they aren’t really infographics. – by John Pavlus – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673113/the-difference-between-infographics-and-their-simpler-cousins

KUBRICK AND ‘THE SHINING’: P. L. TITTERINGTON discusses the evolution of Kubrick’s style and the language of his ideas ‘Only a few film directors possess a conceptual talent – that is, a talent to crystallise every film they make into a cinematic concept . . . – http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/sk/ss/theshining2.html

Stanley Kubrick, cinephile: On the occasion of Stanley Kubrick’s 85th birthday, Nick Wrigley explores the director’s favourite films and viewing habits with the help of Kubrick’s right-hand man, Jan Harlan. Stanley Kubrick, photographed by Dmitri Kasterine in 1969 on the set of A Clockwork Orange. – http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/polls-surveys/stanley-kubrick-cinephile

This is the Moto X. Can it save Motorola?: I’m in the penthouse suite of a beautiful hotel on New York City’s west side, the aircraft carrier Intrepid bobbing in the Hudson just outside the window. A silver Halliburton briefcase lies on the table in front of the window. It’s like a movie prop, festooned with ridges and combination locks. – by David Pierce – http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/4578890/this-is-the-moto-x

Buying a camera: everything you need to know: Cameras are everywhere. There’s one in your laptop, two in your phone, and probably a pair in your tablet that you’ve never used. There’s maybe one in your doorbell, even, or strapped to your head while you bomb the slopes. – by Verge Staff – http://theverge.com/2012/1/2/2663464/camera-buyers-guide

David Ogilvy’s Timeless Principles of Creative Management: Advertising legend David Ogilvy endures not only as the original Mad Man, but also as one of modern history’s most celebrated creative leaders in the communication arts. – by Maria Popova – http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/07/30/david-ogilvy-principles-of-creative-management/

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science): The spaces we occupy shape who we are and how we behave. This has serious consequences for our psychological well-being and creative performance. – by Christian Jarrett – http://99u.com/articles/17437/the-perfect-workspace-according-to-science

Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues: The discovery that Google’s new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin. – by Daniel Eran Dilger – http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/07/29/google-appears-ready-to-ditch-android-over-its-intellectual-property-issues

Fast Company: TaskRabbit was once a quaint company with a reasonable ambition of connecting people who had spare time with paid errands. Then it went to Silicon Valley and was respun as “revolutionary.” But does it help? Leah Busque was raised in a town so small that it had no streetlights. – by Pamela Littky – http://www.fastcompany.com/3012593/taskrabbit-leah-busque

[GUIDE] Success! Install 10.8 on old unsupported Mac: Original Posts Deleted. Reason: To add space for MLPostFactor Explanation. Right, I take the advantage of this empty space to explain how MLPostFactor works. I will try my best to explain it here. Before i get very technical, lets do a basic overview of what “Mountain Lion” is. – http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14340341

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills: Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn’t as easy as it sounds. The science behind how we learn is the foundation for teaching yourself new skills. Here’s what we know about learning a new skill. – by Thorin Klosowski – http://lifehacker.com/the-science-behind-how-we-learn-new-skills-908488422

How to Streamline Your WordPress Blogging Workflow: How many of you think that there is not enough hours in the day to manage your blog, participate in social media communities, while running a successful business? – by Syed Balkhi – http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/07/25/how-to-streamline-your-wordpress-blogging-workflow-and-save-time/

11 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without: Want to get more productive? Fast Company asked amazing female entrepreneurs–like Rachel Sklar, Whitney Johnson, Cindy Gallop, Leandra Medine, and Stacy London–to share their favorite apps. When I saw this piece on apps entrepreneurs can’t live without, I was delighted. – by Meredith Fineman – http://www.fastcompany.com/3013988/dialed/11-little-known-apps-that-entrepreneurs-cant-live-without

Facebook’s Design Chief Kate Aronowitz Takes on Director of Brand Role: Exclusive Co.Create Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. The social networking giant’s former director of design aims to bring marketing and product disciplines closer together. – by Rae Ann Fera – http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683455/facebooks-design-chief-kate-aronowitz-takes-on-director-of-brand-role

How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0: Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. – by James Altucher – http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/20/how-to-self-publish-a-bestseller-publishing-3-0/

Microsoft Wants Developers To Start Creating The “Companion Web”: Your cell phone doesn’t know what you’re watching on your TV. Microsoft would like to change that. The company is launching a new initiative today, called the “Companion Web,” it says enables the Internet to bridge the gap between all the different devices we use. – by Frederic Lardinois – http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/17/microsoft-wants-developers-to-start-creating-the-companion-web/

EyeEm, Europe’s Instagram, Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service: EyeEm, the free Berlin-based iOS, Android and Windows Phone photo app that has at times been referred to as the “Instagram of Europe,” is today announcing that it has raised a $6 million Series A round led by Earlybird Venture Capital, with participation from existing investors including Passio – by Ingrid Lunden – http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/17/eyeem-europes-instagram-picks-up-6m-to-build-out-its-visual-search-engine-and-crowdsourced-stock-photo-service/

SEO is Dead. Now What?: SEO is Dead. Now What? Until now, search engine optimization has been tactical and reactive in nature. But that’s all changing. – by Neal Cabage – http://www.inc.com/neal-cabage/seo-is-dead-now-what.html

modern design: Concrete Craters: Posh Craft & Realize Create the Luna iPhone 5 Skin “Each concrete skin will have a specific and unique concrete pattern that is only one in the world,” Kim explained. – by Dariel Studio – http://knstrct.com/tag/modern-design/

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs: Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can however, control of position relative to the subject and when we press the shutter button. Here are 5 ways to to improve our photographs. – by Guest Contributor – http://digital-photography-school.com/5-ways-to-strengthen-the-message-and-story-of-your-photographs

How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days: Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our normal programming about crazy entrepreneurs and even crazier VCs to bring you a little learning from the world of Engineering. – by Mike Butcher – http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/11/how-did-dropbox-scale-to-175m-users-a-former-engineer-details-the-early-days/

Should Your Website Be Using Adaptive Design?: In today’s multiscreen world, 27% of all web traffic comes from smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. And if your business depends on the web for revenue, then you likely know about responsive web design — which automatically adjusts layouts to fit different screen sizes. – by Igor Faletski – http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/should_your_website_be_using_a.html

Magic Ink: This draft was released March 15, 2006. Please email comments to bretworrydream.com. You can also download the PDF. What is software? – by David Rutledge – http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/

This is what happens when Google Ventures’ design team helps redesign a startup’s site: Earlier this year, we revealed the process with which Google Ventures’ design team instills design into the heart of its portfolio companies. – by Harrison Weber – http://thenextweb.com/dd/2013/07/10/this-is-what-happens-when-google-ventures-design-team-helps-redesign-a-startups-site/

3 Ways Social Campaigns Can Help You be a Youtility: Help is the new currency of marketing. That was the word from Jay Baer, author of Youtility: Why Smart Marking is About Help, Not Hype, and the keynote speaker at our recent Winning the Customer Experience event. – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/mark-cooper/1573266/3-ways-social-campaigns-can-help-you-be-youtility

How to Get More Retweets on Twitter: Twitter is about making news, information and content flow across the social web. It is loved by politicians, often used badly by celebrities and is a bloggers best friend. – by Jeff Bullas – http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/07/08/how-to-get-more-retweets-on-twitter/

The Best Advice I Ever Received: ‘Put Down the D*mn Camera’: My mentor was a cranky dude. He liked to put me through my paces every chance he got. Sometimes, when he needed something: “Hey, Greg—fetch that cable for me!” Yes, he said “fetch.” Sometimes, when he just knew better than I did: “Hey, Greg — get off your a** and come assist me. – by Greg Koch – http://petapixel.com/2013/07/07/the-best-advice-i-ever-received-put-down-the-dmn-camera/

Spot On: How to Write the Perfect Post [INFOGRAPHIC]: It is something we keep being asked seminar after seminar. What is the perfect status update looking like on Google+, Facebook or Twitter? Well, the answer is there is no secret sauce. – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/martinmeyergossner/1578936/how-write-perfect-post-infographic

The Future Of UX Design: Tiny, Humanizing Details: Designer Dan Saffer’s new book, Microinteractions, makes the case that design is in the details–the very small details that make systems friendlier. Dan Saffer, like many designers, likes to quote Charles Eames. – by John Pavlus – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672922/the-future-of-ux-design-tiny-humanizing-details

Got A Bright Idea? Test It With A Rapid-Fire User Study: In the last part of a seven-post series on running a five-day design sprint, Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp discusses how to get feedback from potential users. [Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. – by Jake Knapp – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672947/got-a-bright-idea-test-it-with-a-rapid-fire-user-study

A Lightning-Fast Way To Make A Digital Prototype: [Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Missed the other previous posts? Here are Parts I, II, III, IV, and V.] – by Jake Knapp – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672940/a-lightning-fast-way-to-make-a-digital-prototype

9 Negative Social Habits to Quit Today: There’s something to be said for slow and steady progress.  But there’s also something to be said for strong, decisive, sweeping action.  When it comes to bad, self-defeating habits, there’s no time like today to quit cold turkey. – by Angel Chernoff – http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/06/30/9-negative-social-habits-to-quit-today/

Room for one more? Swipes is a beautiful to-do list app for iPhone with tagging and scheduling: Any.DO, Clear, Todoist, Wunderlist…the list of mobile to-do list apps extend far beyond the length of my arm. But Swipes brings another compelling proposition, and if you’re on the lookout for a new list-based ‘get things done’ tool, it’s worth your time. – by Paul Sawers – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/07/01/swipes-is-a-beautiful-to-do-list-app-for-iphone-with-scheduling/

Meet The First People Who Can Say They Have A Vine Agent: Gary Vaynerchuk launched a talent agency for Vine this week. Here’s a first look at the talent he has signed up. That may be true. But not everybody can collect 341,000 Vine followers while doing it. – http://www.fastcompany.com/3013530/meet-the-first-people-who-can-say-they-have-a-vine-agent

Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers’ video businesses — paidContent: Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a publisher, Wibbitz just sent your entire video department pink slips. – by Paul Armstrong – http://paidcontent.org/2013/06/29/why-the-startup-wibbitz-could-wipe-out-some-publishers-video-businesses/

How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype: Instead of defaulting to groupthink, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp, make sure you have the buy-in of the higher-ups–or you might regret it later. At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. – by Jake Knapp – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672929/how-to-decide-what-ideas-to-prototype

5 Dangers of Flat Design: To say that „Flat design is extremely popular” is to say nothing. The Flat design took over the design world. Microsoft (since 2010), Google and Apple adapted flat design to some extent and thousands of designers followed (check out the Flat Design Showcase). – http://blog.uxpin.com/2526/5-dangers-of-flat-design/

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard: Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper. At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. – by Jake Knapp – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672917/the-8-steps-to-creating-a-great-storyboard

19 Motivational Quotes from Albert Einstein: Are you in the mood for some motivational quotes from Albert Einstein today? If you’re into motivation and inspiration, then you should be! It’s likely that nearly everyone in this world knows who Albert Einstein is. – by Lianne Martha Laroya – http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/19-motivational-quotes-from-albert-einstein.html

Willy Wonka chocolate gets a 21st century redesign: US-based creative agency Turnstyle reimagines Willy Wonka chocolate packaging for a school stage production of the classic tale. – http://www.creativebloq.com/branding/delicious-willy-wonka-inspired-identity-school-musical-6133396

The Agile Process, Illustrated In Graphs: In the diagram below, editors are interacting with content and navigation on day one. Navigation is fluid, and we’re getting in front of users faster and making 100 minor corrections to our course, instead of waiting a few weeks and making major adjustments. – http://www.fastcolabs.com/3013537/open-company/illustrated-how-agile-project-management-can-work-for-you

Pop up shop, pop up store, retail space – Storefront: See how Storefront is helping businesses. – http://www.thestorefront.com/

15+ alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud: We’re all familiar with Adobe Creative Cloud (née Creative Suite). Popular favorites are Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Fireworks. They’re great tools that are extremely powerful, get the job done and help create the best product for designers and consumers. – by Kendra Gaines – http://webdesignerdepot.com/2013/06/15-alternatives-to-adobe-creative-cloud/#prclt-113HXE4f

6 Steps to Writing and Selling Your E-book: E-books are a good way to earn extra money. The great thing is, as a designer or developer, you’ll also have your existing expertise and knowledge to look to in order to come up with a viable e-book topic, and many of the skills you already possess will make the e-book production process easier. – by Agota Bialobzeskyte – http://sixrevisions.com/content-strategy/write-ebook/

Brit + Co. Nabs $6.3M Series A Led By Oak Investment Partners To Go Big On Its Tech Media Hub For Makers: It’s become crystal clear over the past couple of years that Brit Morin, the former Googler who has been dubbed Silicon Valley’s answer to Martha Stewart, is not just another 20-something woman operating a pretty lifestyle blog. Since its late 2011 launch, Brit + Co. – by Colleen Taylor – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/25/brit-and-co-morin-6-5m-series-a-funding-oak-investment-partners/

Cut Clutter: Two Ways to Put Your Inbox on a Diet: Lots of people feel they’re drowning in email, with swollen inboxes that make it hard to pinpoint important messages in a sea of annoying marketing mail and unwanted newsletters. Some major email players have tried to improve the situation. – by Walt Mossberg – http://allthingsd.com/20130625/cut-clutter-two-ways-to-put-your-inbox-on-a-diet/

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You: There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. – by Louis Efron – http://www.forbes.com/sites/louisefron/2013/06/24/six-reasons-your-best-employees-quit-you/

Create a Website Flat Design in Photoshop using Flat UI (Video Tutorial): As you already know, flat design has been quite popular in the recent period and we, here at Designmodo, have been doing everything we could to promote it, because we love it ourselves. – http://designmodo.com/flat-web-design-tutorial/

What Do Google’s Smartphone Ranking Changes Mean For Marketers?: For nearly eight years now, I’ve been talking to marketers about the value of presenting usable content to mobile users. – by Bryson Meunier – http://marketingland.com/what-do-googles-smartphone-ranking-changes-mean-for-marketers-48611

How to Create the Ultimate Tech-Infused Retro Arcade Coffee Table: Sometimes coffee tables hold coffee, but most of the time they just sit there and look like a required piece of furniture in a room. Instead of letting them waste away, supercharge yours with a retro arcade, gadget charging ports, and more. – by Adam Dachis – http://lifehacker.com/how-to-create-the-ultimate-tech-infused-retro-arcade-co-521331796

Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies: We know that creativity can flourish when our minds are free to wander during unstructured time. However, a completely open calendar can lead to a day consumed by reactionary work. – by Elizabeth Grace Saunders – http://99u.com/articles/16824/front-load-your-week-3-other-stress-busting-time-management-strategies

The Technical Interview Is Dead (And No One Should Mourn): Allow me just a little self-congratulation. Two years ago I wrote “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about my contempt for the standard industry interview procedure for software engineers, condemning Microsoft and Google in particular for their brain-teasing riddles and binary search questions. – by Jon Evans – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/22/the-technical-interview-is-dead/

Matthew Weiner’s Creative Solution For Eliminating Doubt: Exclusive Co.Create Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. Matthew Weiner discusses his process for writing Mad Men and the particular form of collaborating that allows him to get through a large volume of material–even if it sometimes feels like cheating. – by Ari Karpel – http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683227/matthew-weiners-creative-solution-for-eliminating-doubt

How to recognize those without a social media strategy: Image used under CC via myrrh.ahn on Flickr Channels: Look across the different social channels, if one brand is posting the same content across each then it’s pretty evident that they’re without a strategic content planning model. – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/hrhodes/1546886/5-signs-you-don-t-have-social-media-strategy

How to use a website to strengthen a brand: The first thing that springs to mind when we think of branding is likely the large, cultivated brand imagery that forms the face of billion-dollar firms such as Apple. – by Dan Rajan – http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/06/how-to-use-a-website-to-strengthen-a-brand/

Lomography Orca and Pentax Auto 110: 110 film was 16mm wide so that 110-size Kodachrome could be processed on the same machines that processed 16mm and regular-8mm movie film. So you need a 16mm reel. It is not that hard to find a 16mm Nikor reel on eBay. – http://photo.net/film-and-processing-forum/00aWL3

More Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science (and Common Sense): ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == ‘CPC’) { /* insert this snippet for each ad call */ google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; } document. – by Alan Henry – http://lifehacker.com/more-productivity-myths-debunked-by-science-and-commo-514253858

When your mother-in-law is endorsing you on LinkedIn, it’s time to question endorsements — Tech News and Analysis: Last week I logged into LinkedIn and saw that one of my relatives had endorsed me for blogging. I like my relative a lot. But he’s not a tech blogger, and he’s not a colleague of mine at GigaOM either. In fact, we’ve never even worked together. – by Eliza Kern – http://gigaom.com/2013/06/18/when-your-mother-in-law-is-endorsing-you-on-linkedin-its-time-to-question-endorsements/

How To Download iOS 7 Beta And Install On iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPod touch: Okay, so ever since Apple released the very first beta of iOS 7, many of you have been contacting us asking how you can get in on the act. Here, we’re going to show you the steps to follow if you would like to test out the beta software on your iPhone or iPod touch. – by Ben Reid – http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-download-ios-7-beta-and-install-on-iphone-5-4s-4-ipod-touch/

MIT On The Two Most Underrated Leadership Skills: Leadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this. – by Karl Moore – http://www.forbes.com/sites/karlmoore/2013/06/18/the-two-most-underrated-leadership-skills/

Want to Write a Book? 4 Tips for Doing it Right: If you want to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry, there’s no better way to begin than becoming an author. Here’s how. What convinces you to buy one product or service over the other? For me it’s a combination of credibility, expertise, and quality. – by Marla Tabaka – http://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/why-you-need-to-write-a-book.html

President Obama: NSA Spying Keeps America Safe, So Get Over It: President Obama will be on Charlie Rose tonight to chat about all the NSA spying that came to light last week. But ahead of the broadcast, PBS has released a portion of the transcript to Buzzfeed. Below is a portion of said transcript: – by peter ha – http://gizmodo.com/president-obama-nsa-spying-keeps-america-safe-so-get-513894610

Best apps every iPhone owner should download right now!: iMore’s guide to the best apps available for iPhone. From camera apps to calendar alternatives to cloud storage and more. Why is it so hard to find great apps? That’s the question we asked today on Talk Mobile. – by Allyson Kazmucha – http://www.imore.com/best-apps-iphone

Don’t Let Paper Paradigms Drive Your Digital Strategy: The web isn’t print. The way we publish on the web — our process and workflow — is mostly derived from what we know about putting ink on paper. Which makes sense, because for most of human history, print was all we had. – by Karen McGrane – http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/dont_let_paper_paradigms_drive.html

Think Like a CMO, Scrap Like a Social Media Director: Social media marketing directors are among the scrappiest and high-performing individuals in digital marketing organizations. The high-pace work environment naturally caters to highly productive on-the-ground commanders. – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/tatiana-aders/1537726/think-cmo-scrap-social-media-director

The Ultimate Guide to Vine: What is it? A platform for sharing super short videos. You get to follow friends, like and share. It’s a little like Instagram, except videos instead of photos (obvi). Android or iPhone? iPhone only … for now. The Vine team is expanding in prep for an Android version (no word on when). – http://content.photojojo.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-vine/

Marketers Have Found a Way to Use Vine: Marketers pushing summer blockbusters are aggressively seeding Vine, Twitter’s nascent mobile app for six-second videos, into their social media fieldwork. – by Christopher Heine – http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/marketers-have-found-way-use-vine-150234

Agent Smartwatch Banks On Design, Developers, Distribution To Survive Battle: Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A guy walks into a watch store and a smartwatch business partnership is formed. – by Ross Rubin – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/16/backed-or-whacked-driving-an-agent-of-smartwatch-change/

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth: Editor’s note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger. Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. – by View Contributor Page – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/15/the-secret-science-behind-big-data-and-word-of-mouth/

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son: “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. – by Maria Popova – http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/06/14/einstein-letter-to-son/

Must-know facts about responsive design: Responsive design is a relatively new term in web design. It was only coined three years ago in May of 2010, when web designer Ethan Marcotte used the term in his article for A List Apart. – by Marc Schenker – http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/06/must-know-facts-about-responsive-design/

I’m Kelly McGonigal, and This Is How I Work: We talk a lot about willpower here at Lifehacker—why it’s important, the science behind it, and how to boost it. Kelly McGonigal’s career is dedicated to researching these things. – by Tessa Miller – http://lifehacker.com/im-kelly-mcgonigal-and-this-is-how-i-work-512839700

Thank You, Google Overlords: Running a website not optimized for smartphones? Guess what, you’ve been put on notice. Google is using its influence and the power of its algorithm to finally force web publishers to fix their mobile website configuration issues, or risk getting downranked in Google Search. – by Sarah Perez – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/12/google-fixes-mobile-web/

How To Download And Install Apple’s iOS 7 Beta – ReadWrite: About this time every year, Apple gives a gift to mobile developers: the newest version of iOS. Developers then have most of the summer to play with the beta version and ready their apps for the full release of the operating system when the new iPhone is launched later in the year. – http://readwrite.com/2013/06/12/how-to-download-and-install-apples-ios-7-beta

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation: Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need. Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. – by Soren Kaplan – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672718/6-ways-to-create-a-culture-of-innovation

The 5 Basic Ways To Publicize Your Photography Business Online: Many novice photographers have grand designs on becoming a professional photographer and getting paid to take photographs all day long, but the reality of it is that in doing so you are also becoming a small business owner. – by Tiffany Mueller – http://www.lightstalking.com/the-5-basic-ways-to-publicize-your-photography-business-online

Examples of Mobile Applications with Circular Vibe: Circle shape is considered to be one of the quickest objects perceived by human eye. It means that our brains is capable of processing information within a circle a bit faster than data located in accustomed rectangles or squares. – http://designmodo.com/mobile-apps-circle/

10 Simple Twitter Tips That Guarantee More Retweets: Retweets are the backbone of the Twitter network. Thanks to the ripple effect, a retweet allows any user’s message to be seen by any and everybody – theoretically at least, your single tweet could reach 140+ million people. This isn’t hyperbole – it’s a literal statement. – by Shea Bennett – http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/10-tips-more-twitter-retweets_b8648

How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine: Marketing your startup can get expensive and often the strategy you choose doesn’t work as planned. How can you promote your products or services without spending a lot of money or time developing comprehensive marketing plans? – by Ross Kimbarovsky – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226889#ixzz2WJXhj8lH

The Enterprise App Economy: Editor’s note: Aaron Levie is CEO and co-founder of Box. Follow him on Twitter @levie. Next week, thousands of developers will converge on WWDC, the vast majority representing companies and products that didn’t exist before the creation of Apple’s iPhone and App Store. – by View Contributor Page – http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/08/the-enterprise-app-economy/

What is Google Plus? A Complete User Guide. (Videos and Blog): If you think Google Plus is just another social site, you are in for a big surprise. What has been created is, put simply, a phenomenal tool for human communication, and much more. But it takes you to experience it, embrace it and ‘get it’ before this realisation really comes. – by Martin Shervington – http://www.martinshervington.com/what-is-google-plus/

Mephisto II: Inspired by mightyohms internet radio I decided to build one on my own too. So I build my first radio with an Asus WL520-GU router and an Arduino Ethernet as UI controller: Mephisto I. – http://syd711.github.io/mephisto_ii/

How To Actually Land An Internship At Google And Turn It Into A Job: Exclusive Co.Create Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play Google interns in The Internship. But the film is hardly a documentary (reviewers say it’s more like an ad). So Co. – by Christine Champagne – http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683136/how-to-actually-land-an-internship-at-google-and-turn-it-into-a-job

Vesper, a minimalist notes app from John Gruber and Brent Simmons (hands-on): In an App Store entirely oversaturated with notes apps, it’s not easy to stand out. – by Ellis Hamburger – http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/6/4402898/vesper-app-for-iphone-john-gruber-brent-simmons-dave-wiskus

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks: ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == ‘CPC’) { /* insert this snippet for each ad call */ google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; } document. – by David Sinsky – http://lifehacker.com/how-i-taught-myself-to-code-in-eight-weeks-511615189

Can a new generation of web companies finally bring emotion to online advertising? — paidContent: There’s a common theme among the young founders of social web companies that haven’t yet made money when it comes to advertising: they want it to be beautiful. They want it to inspire people. And they don’t want it to feel like advertising. But is this even possible on the web? – http://paidcontent.org/2013/06/04/can-a-new-generation-of-web-companies-finally-bring-emotion-to-online-advertising/

Dispatch For iPhone Integrates Your E-mail With All Your Other Apps: Dispatch is the iPhone e-mail client I have been looking for for years. It’s kind of like Drafts for email, only in reverse – the emails come in from pretty much any service you like, then you quickly triage them. Then, you send the results off to another app or service on your iPhone. – by Vanilla – http://www.cultofmac.com/229999/dispatch-for-iphone-integrates-your-e-mail-with-all-your-other-apps/

Boxer: Mailbox rival Taskbox rebrands and redesigns its email client and to-do list app, now supports Outlook: While Mailbox has become something of a poster child for what a mobile email client should look like, Taskbox has been offering a fairly powerful hybrid email/to-do list app for more than six months already. – by Paul Sawers – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/06/05/taskbox-boxes-clever-and-rebrands-as-boxer/

5 Mobile Social Media Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Business: Your customers and prospects are using smart phones. Have you figured out how to connect with them using mobile social media marketing techniques? – by Jamie Turner – http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-mobile-social-media-marketing-ideas-to-grow-your-business/

Chicago Sun-Times Photographers React and Respond to Being Laid Off: When the Chicago Sun-Times unexpectedly laid off its entire team of photojournalists last week, Al Podgorski was one of the photographers hearing the bad news at the meeting. – by Michael Zhang – http://petapixel.com/2013/06/03/chicago-sun-times-photographers-react-and-respond-to-being-laid-off/

How To Improve Any Service By Simplifying It: In their new book, Simple, Siegel + Gale’s Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn argue that simplicity is the new luxury. Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn. – by Irene Etzkorn – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672583/how-to-improve-any-service-by-simplifying-it

This Simple Action Will Dramatically Grow Your LinkedIn Network: If you’re on LinkedIn, you want to grow your network. You want to connect with as many people as you can, because there’s some serious career-boosting power in those connections. – by Alexis Grant – http://mashable.com/2013/06/02/linkedin-network/

Use These Four Easy Tips To Master Evernote On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature]: Evernote is a fantastically useful service, with clients for the web, Mac, PC, and iOS. The iOS version is as full featured as the desktop version, a rarity these days, and really makes Evernote my go-to app for keeping track of stuff of all kinds. – by Vanilla – http://www.cultofmac.com/229551/use-these-four-tips-to-master-evernote-on-your-iphone-and-ipad-feature/

Did Apple Buy Grokr?: Circumstantial evidence may suggest that Apple has acquired the predictive search app Grokr. And if they haven’t done, they should do. – by Vanilla – http://www.cultofmac.com/229562/did-apple-buy-grokr/

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer: Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. What I have found more surprising, however,  is how much this has driven me to study weather patterns–clouds, in particular. – by Dan Au – http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-read-clouds-as-a-photographer/

Life After Kickstarter: 5 Costly Lessons From A Kickstarter-Backed Designer: Kickstarter backers pledged $212,265 to make Jon Fawcett’s flexible iPod dock a reality. Here’s what came next. For Jon Fawcett, Kickstarter success came with an unusual soundtrack: an air horn. – by Kyle VanHemert – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672681/life-after-kickstarter-5-costly-lessons-from-a-kickstarter-backed-designer#1

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles: When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks. Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. – by Mark Wilson – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672657/google-s-dead-simple-tool-for-making-ux-decisions-2-jars-of-marbles#1

The new writer’s dilemma: You wrote something really great — now, where do you put it?: Not that long ago, if you decided to write something — an essay, perhaps, or a piece of fiction — your choices on what to do with it were fairly limited. If you knew someone at a specific publication, you could try to convince them to run it, or you could post it on your blog. – by Mathew Ingram – http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/28/the-new-writers-dilemma-you-wrote-something-really-great-now-where-do-you-put-it/

When One Social Network Is Enough: If someone asked you how many social networks you actively use, how many would you list? To start, you need Facebook to share your personal updates, Twitter to share the latest news, Google+ for Hangouts, Pinterest for recipes, Instagram for your photos, Foursquare to share your location-based tips, – by Ryan Lytle – http://mashable.com/2013/05/26/social-network-enough/

Espresso 101: The Methods and Machines Behind the Perfect Shot: Espresso is a mysterious drink. Not many people really know what it really is, how it’s made, or even what it should taste like. – by Michael Hession – http://gizmodo.com/espresso-101-the-methods-and-machines-behind-the-perfe-484457706

Want to make money & change the world? An idiot’s guide to ‘social entrepreneurship’: Today, entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley — and increasingly in tech hubs around the world — have taken this mission to heart. The trend is often referred to as “social entrepreneurship” or “impact investing,” and the goal is to use business process to drive positive change. – by Christina Farr – http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/24/want-to-make-money-change-the-world-an-idiots-guide-to-social-entrepreneurship/

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual: Next up: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.” You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. – by Pete Mortensen – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672531/the-future-of-technology-isnt-mobile-its-contextual

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over: With the grand unveiling of Apple?s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and deve… – by Mark Gurman – http://9to5mac.com/2013/05/24/jony-ives-new-look-for-ios-7-black-white-and-flat-all-over/

More Evernote awesomeness: native reminders launch in iOS/Mac client: What started out as a simple note-taking solution is quickly becoming the Internet’s favorite information management platform. We’re talking about Evernote, of course, the Jack of all trades, at least when it comes to note-taking, and I’m using the term loosely here. – by Christian Zibreg – http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/05/23/evernote-reminders/

Box acquires, shutters file management app Folders to make Box for iOS ‘faster and more beautiful’: Box, a company that provides cloud storage and file syncing services to consumers and enterprises alike, has announced the acquisition of Folders, an iOS client for viewing and managing files across Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. – by Harrison Weber – http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/05/23/box-acquires-cloud-storage-client-folders-to-make-its-ios-app-faster-and-more-beautiful/

Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder: Over the next week, we will be giving away a voucher for a free Scanadu Scout each day to the person who sends the most referrals to our Indiegogo campaign website. To participate in this contest, you have to be a contributor to our campaign. – by Scanadu – http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scanadu-scout-the-first-medical-tricorder

Could Bondsy Become eBay For The Instagram Era?: Over the last five years, the web has become a lot more personal. – by Mark Wilson – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672649/could-bondsy-become-ebay-for-the-instagram-era

Why Does Hollywood Hate The Future?: What were the last Hollywood movies you saw about technology & the future that were optimistic? They seem to be systematically dystopian. I happened to be sitting in a movie theater waiting for Iron Man 3 to start, so I tried to come up with a good counter-example. – by Mg Siegler – http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/22/dystopia/

The Coolest “Extra” Features in Any.DO: Any.DO is one of our favorite to-do apps. It’s powerful, flexible, and it looks great, too. However, tracking your to-dos isn’t the only thing Any.Do is good at. Here are some features that you may not use or know about, and how they can help you get and stay organized. Any. – by Alan Henry – http://lifehacker.com/the-coolest-extra-features-in-any-do-509407362

14-Year-Old Girl Destroys Van Halen Guitar Solo: Here’s a video of Tina, 14, covering Eddie Van Halen‘s “Eruption” guitar solo and absolutely shredding it. If the words “Eddie Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ guitar solo” have no meaning to you, we’ll get to the meat of the story: This girl is some sort of guitar wizard. – http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/14-year-old-girl-van-halen/

Five tools to help sync more than one cloud storage service: As the cloud grows, and more people wind up managing more and more cloud storage services, the necessity to more easily manage those cloud services increases. I bounce around from three to five such services, and if it weren’t for the right tools, I’d be scrambling around like a rat in a maze. – by Jack Wallen – http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-tools-to-help-sync-more-than-one-cloud-storage-service/1835

11 Rules For Great UX Design, Adapted From An Original Mad Man: What does advertising giant David Ogilvy have to do with user experience? You’ll be surprised. Here, Method’s Ted Booth updates Ogilvy’s core campaign principles for the digital age. This is the newest piece from design and innovation firm Method in their 10×10 series. – by Ted Booth – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672597/11-rules-for-great-ux-design-adapted-from-an-original-mad-man

5 Things You Can Do Today to Make Yourself More Creative, And Productive, Tomorrow: Exclusive Co.Create Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. From Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People report: Simon Rich, one of the most productive writers we know, outlines 5 steps to upping your own creativity quotient. – by Jillian Goodman – http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682944/5-things-you-can-do-today-to-make-yourself-more-creative-and-productive-tomorrow

Minbox Is YouSendIt On Speed: Mac app Minbox launches to the public today, attempting to differentiate itself from competitors through speed and ease of use. – by Alexia Tsotsis – http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/20/minbox-is-yousendit-on-speed/

Startup PR Tip: To Get Press, Don’t Pitch Your Product: Entrepreneurs that are looking to get attention from bloggers and journalists will often pitch their businesses themselves or though a PR agency. It’s sad that most of those pitches fall flat and are likely to be completelyignored. A waste of time and money for everyone. – by Dharmesh Shah – http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/98283/Startup-PR-Tip-To-Get-Press-Don-t-Pitch-Your-Product.aspx

Google’s Products Are Just By-Products Of Its Quest For Tomorrow: Google isn’t about search, apps or devices. Those are just vehicles, and there’s no destination. That’s because Larry Page’s Google is on an unending pursuit of the future, not just next quarter’s earnings. – by Josh Constine – http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/15/google-and-the-quest-for-tomorrow/

Google Music All Access: Should It Be Your New Streaming Service?: Today Google unveiled Google Play Music All Access, a subscription music and internet radio service that opens the door to millions of tracks, all intermingled with the music you already own. – by Alan Henry – http://lifehacker.com/google-music-all-access-should-it-be-your-new-streamin-506977460

Photoshop’s Role in a Web Design Workflow: What is it Good For? Technically speaking, Photoshop is an application for manipulating imagery (forgive me for stating the obvious there) but it’s also packed with tools for building graphics from scratch. – by Ian Yates – http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/tools/photoshop-role-in-web-design

How Color-Coded Notes Make You A More Efficient Thinker: It’s a tall order to take physical notes on actual paper with a real pen. Most people I know don’t do it, despite the clear benefits. It’s more stuff to lug around, while your ever-ready phone offers literally hundreds of apps for speaking, writing, drawing, and syncing notes. – http://www.fastcompany.com/3009605/work-smart/how-color-coded-notes-make-you-a-more-efficient-thinker

An App That Turns Digital Reading Into A Social Activity: Dotdotdot imagines its users as one big book discussion group, with everyone wielding the same highlighter. Instapaper and Readability have both found success offering a simple, core interaction: save an article online to read somewhere else later. – by Mark Wilson – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672489/an-app-that-turns-digital-reading-into-a-social-activity

40+ free PSDs and actions for mock-ups: It’s all about presentation. Ideas and concepts are great, but mean nothing if they cannot be properly communicated. To help others understand them, we may create prototypes or sketch out an idea to get to a meeting of the minds. Fortunately, in graphic design, we do that by creating mock-ups. – by Kendra Gaines – http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/05/40-free-psds-and-actions-for-mock-ups/

Productivity Lifesaver: The 5-Sentence Email: Eliminating extra information from emails can help you reclaim a large portion of your workday, increase your productivity, and improve your chances of getting a reply. Boulder, Colo. – by Stephanie Vozza – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226581

30 Beautiful Mobile App Websites for Design Inspiration: Mobile apps often have a dedicated website or landing page for informing site visitors about the app’s features. This site also presents a great opportunity to gain more users and for getting the app seen and recognized by more people. – by Jacob Gube – http://designinstruct.com/visual-inspiration/web-design-inspiration/mobile-app-website-design-inspiration/

Top 10 Must Read Tips to Run a Successful Facebook Business Page: Marketing your business on Facebook is something that should be well planned and requires that you understand the platform to insure the success of your Business Page. Why: Why should you be on Facebook? – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/genevieve-lachance/1454711/successful-facebook-business-page-top-10-must-read-tips

How To Make Money With Webinars: You’ve likely been on a webinar, web conference, online training, whatever the word is they use to describe it.  Webinars are huge hit in the IM world right now, but they’ve actually been used in all sorts of niches pulling in big bucks for a long time. – by Kevin – http://www.freedomtarget.com/how-to-make-money-with-webinars

Best Mirrorless Camera Over $1000: If you’re not a pro photographer and don’t plan to be one, but want the best camera possible short of a DSLR, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the camera I’d recommend you get. At $1100, it has incredible image quality, access to a wide number of lenses, great design, and a bit of weatherproofing. – http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-mirrorless-camera-over-1000/

Simple Guide to Using Your Camera in Manual Mode: You know how your camera’s function wheel has all those pretty pictures and letters on it but you only use the “auto” mode? I understand, the manual mode sounds pretty daunting. No worries, I’m gonna give you the basics to be up and shooting manually in just a few minutes. – http://photolisticlife.com/2012/07/25/simple-guide-to-using-your-camera-in-manual-mode/

Flat Files (Our Work) — The Gradient — Walker Art Center: The Gradient: Design, art, and the gradient between, featuring the creative output of our in-house design studio. Lifelike, a Walker-organized exhibition curated by Siri Engberg, and now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art, is documented by its eponymous catalog. – by Andrea Hyde – http://blogs.walkerart.org/design/category/flat-files-our-work/

5 weird signs you’re vitamin-deficient: When your body is trying to tell you something—for example, that you’re skimping on critical vitamins—it may go to some strange lengths. – by Q by Equinox – http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/09/5-weird-signs-youre-vitamin-deficient/

Disney Joins The Private Social Networking Craze With New Photo & Video Sharing App Called “Story”: The latest to join the cadre of startups offering tools for more private sharing outside of Facebook’s massive footprint is not, in fact, another startup, but rather another media giant: Disney. – by Sarah Perez – http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/08/disney-joins-private-social-networking-craze-with-new-photo-video-sharing-app-called-story/

4 Ways To Build Business Software Users Actually Love: Over the last 10 years, great design has become an essential for consumer software success. If it’s not easy and enjoyable to use, forget about it. – by Justin Rosenstein – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672511/4-ways-to-build-business-software-users-actually-love

Cobook updates its iOS app so users can sign-up and share Livecards without a Facebook account: Cobook, a contacts management app for the iPhone and OS X, is continuing to develop its Livecards feature with an iOS update that removes its dependency on Facebook account integration. – by Nick Summers – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/05/07/cobook-revamps-livecards-on-its-ios-app-so-users-can-share-information-without-a-facebook-account/

Betaworks’ Vision For the Future of Online News: One of the most talked about companies for online news right now isn’t a journalism outlet or a media conglomerate, but rather a small startup incubator and investor located in the heart of Manhattan’s meatpacking district. – by Seth Fiegerman – http://mashable.com/2013/05/07/betaworks-future/

What Photoshop’s Move to the Cloud Actually Means for You: ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == ‘CPC’) { /* insert this snippet for each ad call */ google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; } document. – by Adam Dachis – http://lifehacker.com/what-photoshops-move-to-the-cloud-actually-means-for-y-494225482

How to Challenge Yourself To Be A Better Photographer: We all want things to be easy, stress free, and effortless. So much in fact we often overlook the benefits of a challenge. To continue improving our skills we have to regularly challenge ourselves. Challenges may not always present themselves to us, we have to go looking for them, create them. – by Tiffany Mueller – http://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-challenge-yourself-to-be-a-better-photographer

Think micropayments for media can’t work? Greg Golebiewski says you are wrong — paidContent: Growing numbers of newspapers and other media outlets are erecting paywalls, hoping to imitate the success of the New York Times, while others such as The Guardian and the Daily Mail remain paywall free in the hope that they can survive on advertising revenue — but very few seem to be experimenti – http://paidcontent.org/2013/05/06/think-micropayments-for-media-cant-work-greg-golebiewski-says-you-are-wrong/

Free Yourself from Conventional Thinking: Groundbreaking ideas are no longer a luxury when success is contingent upon an organization’s ability to adapt, innovate, and improve. We need look no further than Kodak, Sears, or Sony for validation that status-quo thinking is the fast-track to failure. – by Brian Klapper – http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/free_yourself_from_conventiona.html

The Old School Creator’s Workspace: Good design doesn’t have an expiration date, as writer and consultant Andie Powers demonstrates with her workspace. Vintage objects and modern technology go well together despite their variant origins in our modern timeline. Wall decals also add another great element to Andie’s workspace. – by Adam Dachis – http://lifehacker.com/the-old-school-creators-workspace-493145285

Serious Fun: 7 Toy Cameras Worth Your Consideration: In today’s marketplace, it’s easy to find cameras with rugged, durable bodies constructed of magnesium alloy frames and polycarbonate exteriors; with state of the art sensors and so many advanced features that you may never get around to using. – by see all – http://www.lightstalking.com/serious-fun-7-toy-cameras-worth-your-consideration

New Defaults In Web Design — How Much Has The Web Really Changed?: New Defaults In Web DesignHow Much Has The Web Really Changed? Responsive design is about more than just layout; it’s about designing for the Web, which means, mostly, for people with browsers. – by Vasilis van Gemert – http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/05/06/new-defaults-web-design/

Photo apps for fun and profit: Comparing the successes of Instagram and Camera+: Apps will make you fantastically wealthy. Everyone knows that. Build an app, launch it, and watch the millions of dollars in sales, the press coverage, the buyout deals and the rest of it all roll into your life like a cresting wave. Or not. – by Alex Wilhelm – http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/05/04/photo-apps-for-fun-and-profit-comparing-the-successes-of-instagram-and-camera/

Top U.S. Cities for Women Entrepreneurs (Infographic): More women than men earn college degrees, but many still struggle to reach leadership roles. Rather than try to compete in the corporate world, more women are starting their own businesses according to data compiled by software firm Intuit. Weighing data from 48 major U.S. – by Kathleen Davis – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226559

IDEO’s Duane Bray On Creating Great Digital Experiences: Welcome to another interview in the series called “How I Work.” These interviews revolve around how leading thinkers and creators in the Web world design, code and create. – by Jacob Cook – http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/05/04/how-i-work-ideos-duane-bray-interview/

George Washington’s Best Productivity Tricks: ‘; if (google_ads[0].bidtype == ‘CPC’) { /* insert this snippet for each ad call */ google_adnum = google_adnum + google_ads.length; } document. – by Thorin Klosowski – http://lifehacker.com/george-washingtons-best-productivity-tricks-483182858

Ancient Maya discovery sheds new light on the origins of civilization: Over 3,000 years ago, in the warm, fertile lands that are now Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, the great Maya civilization arose — its vast pyramid temples appearing to come out of nowhere. But new evidence suggests a fascinating origin for this ancient, advanced culture. – by Annalee Newitz – http://io9.com/ancient-maya-discovery-sheds-new-light-on-the-origins-o-481053780

You don’t have to pander: Merely giving the people what they want is a shortcut to banality, mediocrity and invisibility. – by Seth Godin – http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/04/you-dont-have-to-pander.html

Master Alfred 2.0 On Your Mac With These Five Tips And Tricks [Feature]: If you haven’t been using Alfred, the amazing app launcher (and much more) on your Mac, you’ve been missing out. It started out as an app launcher, a la Quicksilver, but continued to get improvements and additions over time until now, version 2. – by Vanilla – http://www.cultofmac.com/224283/master-alfred-2-0-on-your-mac-with-these-five-tips-and-tricks-feature/

Look Away, And This iPhone App Pauses Your Video: Exclusive Design Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. Yes, it’s a bit unbelievable. Yes, it totally works. – by Mark Wilson – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672370/look-away-and-this-iphone-app-pauses-your-video

How to take meeting notes that really work: As a doctor, educator, and administrator, I attend a lot of meetings. That means taking lots of meeting notes and, after those meetings are over, making sure that all of the action items we’ve decided on get done. Over the years, I’ve tried many different ways to do so. – http://www.macworld.com/article/2034679/how-to-take-meeting-notes-that-really-work.html

What’s The Secret To Design Innovation? Extreme Immersion: Legendary design researcher Jan Chipchase shares his strategy for looking for the Next Big Thing in a foreign land. – by Jan Chipchase – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672340/whats-the-secret-to-design-innovation-extreme-immersion

How to Escape the Cult of “Busy”: People who often say they’re “too busy” or “crazy busy” sound like buzzing busy signals. And when you start sounding like an appliance, it makes it hard to connect with you. No one ever wants to hear how stressed out anyone else is, because most of the time everyone is stressed out. – by Janet Choi – http://lifehacker.com/5994072/how-to-escape-the-cult-of-busy

The only camera you need is an iPhone?: Anton Koldaev Canon 7D, GoPro Hero 3, iPhone I love to capture extreme sport events especially in summer. I have Canon 7D with wide-angle lens and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. Unfortunately I don’t always have time for video editing, so most of my videos are in raw format. – http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3503-the-only-camera-you-need-is-an-iphone

Mini Display converts any iPhone or iPad into an external display for your Mac: The remote desktop app Screens is a perennial resident of my iPhone’s utilities folder. Its polished and pleasant interface, reliability and speed have enabled it to crush all of the other options I’ve tried over the years. – by Matthew Panzarino – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/04/11/mini-display-converts-any-iphone-or-ipad-into-an-external-display-for-your-mac/

Use This Chart To Find the Right Fastener for Your Next DIY Project: Taking on a DIY project often means that, unlike building furniture from IKEA, you won’t have the nuts and bolts that you’ll need set aside and packaged for you. To that end, the folks at Bolt Depot have put together a handy cheat sheet that you can use as field guide to fasteners. – by Joshua Rivera – http://lifehacker.com/5994436/use-this-chart-to-find-the-right-fastener-for-your-next-diy-project

Foursquare Rethinks iPhone App To Focus On Search, Discovery: Foursquare, the location-based service, has significantly evolved since exploding in popularity at SXSW years ago. – http://www.fastcompany.com/3008078/creative-conversations/foursquare-rethinks-iphone-app-focus-search-discovery

they’re not on moped. Learn more: Moped is a new way to messagethat makes sending links, photosand venues better.It’s on your phone and computerand lets you reach anyone, even ifthey’re not on moped. Learn more Send moped messages from your iPhone, your Android device or the web. Not tied to a single device or number. – https://beta.moped.com/

Copy-and-paste service Clipboard cuts its way into cloud storage with new file upload feature: Clipboard, the accurately-named clipping service, is getting into the cloud storage game after adding a new file upload feature that includes 1GB of free space. The Clipboard team announced the update on Monday, following a revamp of its Clipper browser plugin last month. – by Josh Ong – http://thenextweb.com/2013/04/09/copy-and-paste-service-clipboard-cuts-its-way-into-cloud-storage-with-new-file-upload-feature/

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Content Marketing Strategy: 1. Trust in Advertising is Terrible A recent report from market research giant Nielsen shows consumer trust in traditional media advertising has plummeted. – by Authors – http://socialmediatoday.com/ryannorthover/1340711/why-your-brand-needs-content-marketing-strategy

10 Startups That Turn Complexity Into Simplicity: Here’s the thing about simplicity. It’s all relative. A developer’s idea of simplicity is different from a finance chief or a customer service agent. I run across a variety of startups in my daily work at TechCrunch. – by ALEX WILLIAMS – http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/07/10-startups-that-turn-complexity-into-simplicity/

Project Managers Should Share Their Stress: Project managers tend to hold their cards pretty close to the vest. Sure, they may post or circulate some sort of general progress chart. – by Joe Knight – http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/project_managers_should_sh.html

High Dynamic Range (HDR): A Useful Photographic Tool: There is some controversy about using HDR. This stems from the presentation of some HDR images done badly and the somewhat difficult processing of the image for the average photographer to get the desired results. The human eye can adjust to deep shadows and overly bright light quite quickly. – by Kenneth Hoffman – http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/high-dynamic-range-hdr-a-useful-photographic-tool/

4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes: Designer Luke Wroblewski describes the sometimes counterintuitive tactics he used to make Polar stand out from the crowd. – by John Pavlus – http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672257/4-surprising-app-design-principles-from-the-instagram-of-quick-quizzes

Minecraft: Minecraft is brilliant, and the Pi edition doubly so, its free and the API is absolutely genius, allowing you to alter the world in real-time. I have used the api to create a load of cools things, from a real-time clock to an operational cannon. – http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/p/minecraft.html

PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Calendar Setup and Syncing: There are a lot of secrets about the iPad that should be obvious to any user, but unfortunately isn’t We dig around in all the nooks and crannies of our Apple tablets in order to bring you as much information as possible for using your device to its fullest potential. – by Lory – http://www.padgadget.com/2013/04/01/padgadgets-ipad-tips-calendar-setup-and-syncing/

Now With 3 Million New Users, Google Reader’s Heir Apparent Feedly Relaunches On iOS & Android, Reveals How It Plans To Make Money: Feedly, the RSS feed-reading client that is rapidly becoming the one to beat following the planned Google Reader shutdown, is today launching new versions of its Feedly Mobile client for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android phones and tablets. – by Sarah Perez – http://techcrunch.com/2013/04/01/now-with-3-million-new-users-google-readers-heir-apparent-feedly-relaunches-on-ios-android-reveals-how-it-plans-to-make-money/

Assistants for Everyone – Fancy Hands: Can you schedule a coffee meeting with Mark, cc’d here, and add it to my calendar? Please call my dentist and ask them to email me an itemized invoice. – http://www.fancyhands.com/

The Making of the Call for Makers: How to Shoot a DIY Photo: We all know about the Call for Makers by now: makers across Europe are invited to present their projects and ideas by June 2, 2013, to take part for free at Rome’s Maker Faire. – by Lorenzo Mannella – http://www.makerfairerome.eu/2013/03/27/the-making-of-the-call-for-makers-how-to-shoot-a-diy-photo/

Modding a Vintage Camera for Digital Use: My name is David Lo, and I am a street photographer who enjoys taking vintage cameras, digitizing them, and then using them for street photography. This is a walkthrough on my process of modifying a camera. I have a short list of dream cameras to digitize. – http://www.petapixel.com/2013/03/27/modding-a-vintage-camera-for-digital-use/

Flipboard 2.0: Now With Pinning, People Tagging, Search and Ecommerce: If there were two things missing from earlier versions of Flipboard, it was the ability to 1) bookmark content and 2) have conversations about it. Those are two features the Palo Alto, Calif., startup has included in Flipboard 2.0, launching on iPhone and iPad devices Tuesday. Flipboard 2. – by Lauren Indvik – http://mashable.com/2013/03/26/flipboard-2-0/

Sherpa – Predictive Intelligence to Simplify Your Life –: Sherpa uses predictive intelligence to keep you one step ahead so you can focus on what’s important. The details you need to get ready for your trip! – http://www.getsherpa.com

Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity: “I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence. Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted than others? If so, I thought at first, that’s definitely a downer. – by Leo Widrich – http://blog.bufferapp.com/why-we-have-our-best-ideas-in-the-shower-the-science-of-creativity

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing With Blogging: Do you blog? Are you active on social media? Have you integrated your blogging with your social activities? – by Kristi Hines – http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-improve-your-social-media-marketing-with-blogging/

Google Launches Notes Service, Google Keep – Lookout Apple, Evernote?: Need to jot down quick notes to organize your information? That company which aims to organize your information, Google, has a new service designed to help: Google Keep. Currently only available for Android 4. – by Danny Sullivan – http://marketingland.com/google-launches-notes-service-google-keep-36840

Our history in depth – Company – Google: 1995-1997 1995 Larry Page and Sergey Brin meet at Stanford. (Larry, 22, a U Michigan grad, is considering the school; Sergey, 21, is assigned to show him around.) According to some accounts, they disagree about almost everything during this first meeting. – http://www.google.com/about/company/history/

Project Management Software, CRM, Sales, Intranet – thousands of apps – Podio: Podio is the most flexible and social productivity platform. Get everyone in your team on the same page and get your work done, faster. Podio is built to work like you. Pick your apps – from simple project management, to handling sales leads, to tracking job candidates. – https://podio.com/

Descriptive Camera™, 2012: The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype uses crowd sourcing to output a text description of the scene. – by mrBBIO module – http://mattrichardson.com/Descriptive-Camera/

Monetize Your App with Placed Affiliate: Placed Affiliate is the easiest way to generate incremental, recurring revenue from your app without adding advertising, in-app purchases or altering the user experience. By using the Placed Affiliate SDK, you will start turning location into monthly revenue. – http://www.placed.com/placed-affiliate

feedly. feed your mind.: A new generation of content-creators is flourishing on the web. The Seth Godins, the Tina Roth Eisenbergs, the Scott Schumans. They drive conversations, sharpen opinions, inspire. No two feedlies are the same. We all have unique appetites when it comes to feeding our minds. – http://www.feedly.com/about.html

Siri and Scroll trick turns iBook into audiobooks: Even though the ability to use Siri to turn eBooks into audiobooks is a fantastic feature, it’s not a stock part of iOS and requires a little bit of fiddling with the Settings and this nifty scrolling trick that we’ll show you here. – http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/

Why you should use Mountain Lion’s Spaces: If you make your living working on your computer, as I do, you probably look for ways to be more productive. If you use your Mac just for fun or for basic tasks, you still want to be more efficient. – by Kirk McElhearn – http://www.macworld.com/article/2030601/why-you-should-use-mountain-lions-spaces.html#jump

CircuitLab – online schematic editor & circuit simulator: Build and test circuits right in your browser. Design with our easy-to-use schematic editor. Accurate analysis (DC, AC & more) in seconds. Beautiful printouts, images, and live links to share. No installation required — try it instantly. – https://www.circuitlab.com/

Google may be readying an Evernote rival as ‘Keep’ makes a brief appearance online: Google might be about to get into the note-taking game after an Evernote-like service sprang up on its Google Drive service, only to disappear as quietly as it arrived less than half an hour later. – by Jon Russell – http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/03/18/google-may-be-readying-an-evernote-rival-as-keep-makes-a-brief-appearance-online/

Don’t Let Your Hype Write A Check That Your Product Can’t Cash: Everywhere you went around Austin this past week, there were people queuing up for things, Grumpy Cat, the GroupMe Grill, the Twitter party, Salt Lick BBQ. One startup fête was so packed even a founder couldn’t get in immediately. – by View Staff Page – http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/16/hype/

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