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Virtual Instagram Influencer

Meet Miquela, the Instagram fashion/social cause influencer who is completely virtual. While some of us struggle to break the one thousand mark, she has no fewer than 572 thousand followers. I imagine that current fashion is a lot more popular than muffler installations or lunch specials, so we’ve got that to comfort us. There’s an […]

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Photoshop Content Aware Fill Hack

I usually hate these tutorial videos, but I found this was really useful. They tell you how to control what the content-aware fill samples for the fill by copying it to another layer. Very Smart.

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Inspiration: Vintage Logos

A collection of vintage logos found on Flickr

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Make Good Font Choices

With all the apps available, it’s easier than ever to do your own social media posts and make them eye catching. It’s also pretty easy to make them horrible as well. Here’s a little help from the folks at Adobe to help you make better font choices.

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For the Love of Logos

I found logobook.com yesterday in some random feed, or maybe it was Twitter. Great search functions built in, but more importantly you can browse by designer, business, shapes and country. Yeah, who needs Trademarks & Symbols Vol I & II now? Well, actually, I would like a copy, so if you know where I can get […]

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A Few Words on Free Services

With the announcement of restructuring at Medium, I feel that it’s a good time to point out some of the caveats of “free” services. Getting eyes on your content is an issue. Websites like Medium will get more exposure for you for little to no cost except for your time. This is great, except for […]

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Designers Pick Best & Worst of Political Logos

Political campaign design is a tricky thing; there are a lot of limitations ( “What shade of red, white & blue do you like, sir?” ) and a wide array of things to convey over a wide range of media ( yard signs anyone? ). Politics aside, the Obama logo was the most memorable as […]

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Yes, Your Twitter Wallpaper is Gone… Sorta

You noticed something different when you looked at Twitter yesterday ( if you even login to the web interface anymore. Something. was. off. Suddenly, it hits you; your carefully crafted wallpaper with links no one can click on is no longer there. Whaaaat? Yes. It’s gone. Well, mostly. It is still visible on individual Tweet […]

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Adobe Flash — Is it time?

New exploits and Firefox killing it by default has brought Flash back into the spotlight this week for reasons that probably make Adobe cringe. Even Norton did a sponsored Tweet today with friendly instructions on how to disable it in IE, Firefox and Chrome ( No love for Opera anymore, I suppose ). If you’ve […]

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Mobilegeddon

(Original Image Source) We’re about a month and a week into Google’s mobile friendly update. A lot of people were in a Gozilla-attack panic mode over this and as a result it’s been a busy two months for me. Things are starting to cool down. Now that the dust is beginning to settle, we’re all […]

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The trend towards Responsive Design has been going for a while now, but there’s a good chance that term means absolutely nothing to you. What is Responsive Design and why should you use it when building your website? Hopefully by the time you are finished reading this, you’ll have a good general handle on the concept. What […]

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Creating Something Timeless (Tedx Talks)

Creating an environment that fosters innovation.

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The CAPTCHA is dead?

No more crazy, warped letters. All hail Google!

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What your zipcode says about you

Esri’s Tapestry(TM) project is one of those borderline scary tools. Type in your zipcode (or any zipcode) and get instant demographic info for that area and all sorts of information such as median income, age, and segmentation classes. Link: Esri Zip Lookup

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Dropbox Passwords Stolen?

Dropbox is dismissing today’s news of stolen passwords from their site saying that they weren’t hacked and the stolen credentials are from other sites. While this is probably true, could it really hurt you to change you password? Or maybe even turn on Dropbox’s 2 step authentication and make it even harder for the bad […]

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Microsoft Fake Telephone Support Phone Scam

I got a call last night from someone with a fairly heavy accent claiming to be from Microsoft. They were calling to tell me that I had a virus and needed to go on my computer so they could show me where it was infected and how to fix it. Yeah, right. Microsoft is never going […]

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Copyright 101: You Can’t Use Stuff Without Permission

Image Credit When I worked in television, we occasionally would get a request from a client involving using a popular song on one of their commercials. Our response was always something along the lines of,  “You can’t do that without permission or you’ll get a cease and desist letter from or (worse) they’ll just sue […]

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Internet Explorer Bug Could Expose Your Computer

Over the weekend, Microsoft released an alert concerning a bug in Internet Explorer versions 6 – 11 that could expose your computer by simply visiting a specially built webpage. They’re currently investigating and have some instructions for you here under “suggested actions”. Also, hey, bad luck for you if you’re running Windows XP since support […]

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Heartbleed

Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL that could potentially expose your information to people that would do very bad things with your information. Servers are currently being patched, but it can’t hurt to change those passwords too. Mashable has a list of websites and services that have been hit and advice on what you should […]

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