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9to5mac As highlighted by Fortune, analysts’ consensus on iPad sales for last quarter suggest that iPad sales will actually decline year-over-year by about 0.7%. Although the expected decline is small, this would represent a big shift in iPad momentum, especially since Apple saw a strong increase in sales for the holiday quarter, going from 22.9M units in the previous year to 26M this year. If iPad sales have fallen, it wouldn’t be because of different market conditions to last year. Apple introduced the iPad Air at the end of 2014 around a year from the introduction of the iPad 4 at the end of 2012.

How To Get Started with Lightroom 4 - 10 Things Beginners Want To Know | Creative Suite Podcast: Photographers Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. It can take a few weeks for the transcript to become available in the Community Translation Project, so keep checking back. Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode In this episode, Terry White shows you how to get started with Adobe Lightroom 4 and concentrates on the 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do. By

Airbnb Co-Founder: Make Money Off Your Hobbies For many entrepreneurs, starting a business sounds like a lot of — well — work. But the most successful businesspeople simply devise a means to monetize what they enjoy doing most. As one of the three founders of Airbnb and the company's CTO, Nate Blecharczyk devised a way to combine his longtime hobby of coding with his lucrative career. He had already been selling his development services for over a decade, when he joined fellow co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia in 2008. The trio sought to create a service that travelers could use to efficiently book safe and inexpensive short-term living accommodations from other users. At Airbnb, Blecharczyk is in charge of site engineering and implementing the brand's unique design, which he says is pivotal for a gratifying user experience, and therefore, higher revenue. Plus it goes without saying, the actual accommodations need to be safe, welcoming and pleasant all around. I started writing code as a hobby when I was 12.

p o t a g e r: Duplicate Photo Cleaner for Mac If any of you are like me (digitally challenged, to say the least) you may also be trying to figure out how to remove duplicate images from IPhoto and Aperture.There is no straightforward way in the program itself to do this...but you CAN (my Apple genius told me).... get an app for that! Try the Duplicate Cleaner for Iphoto for Mac (here) . Before installing this FREE app, I read the reviews, and was prepared (as is usually the case when I try to fly techno-solo on my mac) to be frustrated, exasperated, and extremely irritated. But surprisingly, NOT SO! It worked like a dream, removed over 1000 duplicates from my library, and freed up all sorts of space. Close all other applications and windowsTemporarily turn off photo stream Try it more than once, if the first attempt is unsuccessful.If it solves the problem for job is done. :)

Het nieuwe business model: van bezit naar gebruik | Nieuws | Over MVO De laatste jaren zetten steeds meer bedrijven de stap van 'bezit' naar 'gebruik', denk maar aan Cambio en onlangs nog Mud Jeans. Dit nieuw soort business model gaat hand in hand met de kringloopeconomie en biedt grote milieu- en financiële voordelen. Laury Zwart van de online marktplaats FLOOW2 legt uit waar de kansen liggen voor bedrijven en consumenten. Vroeger was het de gewoonste zaak van de wereld om spullen gezamenlijk aan te schaffen en te delen met anderen. Bedrijven, met name in de agrarische sector, kochten productiematerieel gezamenlijk en gebruikten het wanneer de ander het even niet nodig had. Radicale verandering in denkpatroon In feite draait het fenomeen, lenen, delen en ruilen om de herintroductie van oude gewoonten en marktgebruiken. Een eerste stap is om een stuk relaxter met het begrip eigendom om te gaan. Van bezit naar gebruik In de maatschappij van vandaag worden termen als Sharing Economy, Collaborative Consumption of Acces Economy steeds populairder.

Add Textures to Your Images with a Photoshop Action (Professional Photographer Magazine Web Exclusives) By Gavin Phillips You can create unique and elegant imagery by adding textures to your photos in Photoshop. It can be quite time consuming to do it manually by opening the texture, draging and droping it into your image, and changing the layer blending mode. If you want to add another texture, you have to repeat the steps. There is a much faster way to accomplish this, and that is by adding textures in an automated Photoshop action. Open a texture in Photoshop. Creating your texture action Open an image and make certain your Actions palette is active. Photo ©Shutterstock Now you are recording your steps in Photoshop. Next, duplicate the background layer, ctrl/cmd-J. The next step is to Rasterize the pattern layer. Now go to your Actions tab and stop the action. I usually use two to five textures in an image. Experiment with different texture combinations and layer blending modes Brush away, re-size, Gaussian Blur Add a black and white adjustment layer

How do our favorite tech companies make money? How to save your Instagram photos as your screensaver I’m a huge Instagram fan, and have been ever since the application launched in late 2010. I’ve found a lot of likeminded people on Instagram and love seening the photos they capture. I often find myself going through my own Instagram photostream and looking over all of my old photos. I love having my Instagram photos as my screen saver, and you will too. Want to have the same set up? Instarchive will connect to your Instagram account using Instagram’s API and will immediately start grabbing all of your Instagram photos. IFTTT is a service that lets you complete actions based on other actions. It’s a pretty powerful tool, and I use it for a number of different sites and services. Click on “this” on the statement. The next part of the statement is “that”, or the action. Select your File URL from the drop down on the right. In the next box put in “Instagram” or whatever folder you created in your Dropbox for your files and click “Create Action”. We’re done with the IFTTT portion!

Business Model | Tumbleweed Slow but steady: How the iPhone is changing the phone industry Every time Apple enters—or seems to even think about entering—another market, we’re barraged with noise about how the company should, or must, or can’t reinvent this industry. Why all the attention? Because Apple has a remarkable track record of having reinvented industries before, and the reward for a job well done is—surprise—another job. The critical backlash to Apple’s involvement, or rumored involvement, is frequently immediate and vehement: Nothing’s changed! Apple’s failed! Because it’s not just that people expect these markets to change—it’s that they expect those changes overnight. At the launch of the iPhone, then CEO Steve Jobs did not hesitate to proclaim, in his usual hyperbolic fashion, that the handset would reinvent the phone. But Jobs prefaced the introduction of the iPhone by discussing two of Apple’s previous revolutionary products: In 1984, we introduced the Macintosh. To date, Apple hasn’t taken these steps—nor do I think it intends to. Take the iPad, for example.