By James Fritz | Saturday, May 23, 2015
“Be prepared” isn’t just a Boy Scout motto; it’s sound advice for everyone.
From having a backup bottle of ketchup in the cupboard to regularly backing up your computer data, having a contingency plan for the unexpected is always a good idea.
Here are a few ways where having a backup plan can really make a difference in your professional life:
By Nancy Muir Boysen | Friday, May 22, 2015
People in technical fields are often asked to write about technology—and the task can be daunting. After all, you’re not likely to have trained as a writer, learning the fine points or grammar or crafting an elegant sentence, because your focus has been to learn the ins and outs of a technical profession.
The good news is that you can make your technical writing easier for anyone to understand—whether or not your readers have a technical background—by mastering a few simple tips:
By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 22, 2015
Introducing motion into your scene is a great way to add energy into your video—and slider shots are a great way to do it.
This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I compare different types of sliders to help you discover which type will work best for you.
By Vince Kotchian | Friday, May 22, 2015
The math sections of the SAT are known for their devious questions. The concepts aren’t terribly difficult, but the test writers are good at presenting them in ways that force you to think and adapt.
This can be tough for many students, since high school math teachers don’t usually get very creative with the questions on their tests.
In this article, I’ll introduce you to two of the trickiest SAT math question types—and for each one, I’ll give you a specific technique to help you successfully work it out.
So get out some paper and a pencil, and let’s learn some SAT math tips!
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, May 21, 2015
Want to turn your publication into an ebook and sell it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the Apple’s iBooks Store? You need to convert it to EPUB.
But which EPUB format should you choose? Reflowable or fixed-layout?
In this short video, I talk about your options, and the pros and cons of each format.
By Justin Reznick | Thursday, May 21, 2015
Long exposure photography can be a fascinating technique when you’re photographing water. I’ve shown you the great cotton-candy look you can get with long exposures.
Now let me show you what you get when you focus on other features in water—features that, when long-exposed, can make something special from an otherwise ordinary scene.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When the apps we use day-to-day are scattered across phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers—things can get confusing.
You might start an email on your iPhone, but after a page of painful texting, realize it would be easier to finish it on your laptop. Or you might have left a document open on your office computer upstairs, but you need to access it from your tablet while taking a phone call downstairs. If you’ve got more than one device, you can probably relate.
Apple’s recent releases of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 tackle this digital dilemma with a new feature called Handoff, which allows you to easily, well, “hand off” certain tasks between devices.
For example, open your MacBook Pro’s current browser tab on your iPhone. Pass that spreadsheet on your iPhone to your iPad Air for a bit more breathing room. Respond to that desktop IM message on your iPhone.
It’s a pretty compelling promise—but does Handoff walk the walk? Let’s set it up, and take a look.
By Guy Kawasaki | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Want to rock social media like Guy Kawasaki?
Follow his checklist of 10 practices to ensure your posts are as effective as possible.
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