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By Alicia Katz Pollock | Monday, November 17, 2014

Tips for Managing Your Credit Cards in QuickBooks

Managing your credit cards in QuickBooks


When I train people to use QuickBooks, I come across many “creative” ways of managing credit cards. If you don’t use QuickBooks’ tools properly, it limits your reporting in many ways.

Here are some of the best practices I recommend.

By Ashley Kennedy | Sunday, November 16, 2014

Send a Digital Holiday Card That Grandma Will Love


Yesterday’s parents reached for their wallets to show off photos of their kids and grandkids. But today’s parents pull out their mobile phones to proudly display their family moments—so if you’re considering holiday cards this year, think about offering your season’s greetings in the digital realm!

With very little effort, you can send a digital holiday card: a simple photo-based video project, which your loved ones can easily play on their phones, tablets, or desktop computers.

Best of all, you can create it quickly and easily using nothing more than the contents of your phone’s photo gallery and any basic editing software.

By Erin Manning | Sunday, November 16, 2014

Shooting Holiday Portraits Outside? Have Some FUN!


Tired of the same old ho-ho-hum holiday pictures? Want to add some pizzazz and personality to your shots? It’s easier to capture the joy of the season when you and your subjects are having fun. Use these photo tips as a guide for inspiration.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, November 15, 2014

GoPro Mounts for Your Car, Chest, and More

GoPro mounts are available for all scenarios

GoPro cameras are so versatile—and they need mounting accessories that are just as adaptable. GoPro and third-party manufacturers have accessories to help you get those tough-to-reach angles.

In this week’s episodes of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I demonstrate several options for GoPro mounts.

By Ryan Kittleson | Saturday, November 15, 2014

Make 3D Printed Gifts! It's Easier—and Cheaper—Than You Think


Every holiday season, we all hope to give our friends and family members a present that’s unique, personal—and yet affordable. And as you know, finding an item that hits that sweet spot is not so easy!

But thanks to simple software and 3D printing, you can actually make the impossible happen this year. All it takes is a free download, a few clicks, and as little as $10. Let me show you how to make beautiful 3D printed gifts.

By Scott Erickson | Friday, November 14, 2014

It's Almost Here: The DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

The DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter comes with its own camera

There’s been no denying the explosion in popularity of drone camera platforms in the past few years and this week DJI, the company at the forefront of the industry, took a giant leap forward when it revealed the new DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter.

At a special event on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, DJI announced the new flying camera system as the evolution of everything they’ve learned over their eight-year history of building Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs. Their popular Phantom quadcopter system required you to attach your own camera or to attach a video transmitter to see a live stream from the camera. This time out, DJI is providing a completely integrated system right out of the box.

By Jess Stratton | Friday, November 14, 2014

Virtually Together: 5 Ways to Connect with Your Family Digitally

A video chat is a great way to connect with far-away friends

‘Tis the season for connecting with loved ones. And if you can’t connect physically with your family and friends over the next few weeks, there are plenty of options for you to do the next best thing: Connect virtually.

Whether you’re across town or halfway around the globe, here are some ways to make your world a little smaller and bring loved ones closer to you.

By Nur Duygun | Friday, November 14, 2014

Windows 8 Users: New lynda.com App for PCs and Tablets!


We’re thrilled to announce the release of our new App for Windows 8 PCs and tablets. This native App includes a fully responsive layout, personalized dashboard with recommendations and “continue watching” features, offline-viewing mode for learning on the go, and much more. And it’s free to all.

lynda.com is passionate about delivering the best learning experience possible—in all the places you love to learn. Get the same high-quality training from our expert instructors whether you’re on a Windows 8 device, Galaxy, iPhone, or even Kindle. Check out our Mobile Apps page to make sure you have our apps for all of your devices!

Here’s a first look at the streamlined Windows 8 experience.

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