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Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Allan Harris

Keely Hild

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo Rokuon-ji Temple, Kyoto, by York-based photographer Allan Harris.

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iOS Productivity: 5 Tips for Locating and Launching Apps Faster

Ben Waldie

Last week, I shared some useful tips for locating and launching apps faster on your Mac.  But what about your iOS devices?  They're full of apps too.  And, with pages and pages of apps, it can be a real pain in the neck to find the one you want.  Here are some tips to help you wade through them.

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Mac Productivity: 5 Tips for Locating and Launching Apps Faster

Ben Waldie

How often do you find yourself digging through your Dock, Launchpad, or Applications folder to find a certain app?  You've got other stuff to do.  How about making things a little easier, so you can get back to work?  Here are some tips to help you locate that elusive app and launch it a little more quickly.

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Mac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Set Desktop to Astronomy Picture of the Day

Ben Waldie

Each day, our good friends at NASA are kind enough to share a breathtaking photo of our wonderful universe.  Sometimes of the Earth, sometimes of the heavens, these photos showcase natural beauty that is surely Desktop-background worthy.  Here's how you can create an Automator workflow that runs each night to set your Desktop to the latest photo...

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Interview with Featured flickr Photographer Tony D. Locke

Keely Hild

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo Padilla Bay by Washington based photographer Tony D. Locke.

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How Peachpit is rewriting its own future

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

Last week, Nancy Lin from the radio show Business Reinvention interviewed me and Linda Holliday, founder and CEO of Semi-linear, and I learned about Linda's cool new initiative called Citia, which serves up virtual index-card versions of ebooks. I also had a chance to share what we've been up to at Peachpit and Pearson and how dramatically our business is changing.

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Roberto Valenzuela Twitterview transcript

Keely Hild

On June 26, author/photographer Roberto Valenzuela sat down for a Twitterview with @Peachpit. He offered insights into managing the chaos of everyday to create a beautiful photograph by focusing on location, poses, and execution.  Relive the magic with this transcript and read more in his new book Picture Perfect Practice.

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By Keely HildCommentsJune 27, 2012
Topics: Digital Photography

The future of publishing

Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel

A few weeks ago, I moderated a panel of expert publisher-entrepreneurs in San Francisco on the future of publishing.

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Live Twitterview with Roberto Valenzuela

Keely Hild

Join photographer and author Roberto Valenzuela for a lively Twitterview about how to translate the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph by focusing on three key elements – location, poses, and execution.

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By Keely HildCommentsJune 14, 2012
Topics: Digital Photography

Mac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Implementing a Spoken Dictionary

Ben Waldie

A handy feature in Mac OS X is the ability to quickly and easily define words.  In most applications, just Control+click the desired word, and choose Look Up "TheSelectedWord" from the contextual menu to bring up the system-wide dictionary.  Even easier, if you've got a trackpad, just double-tap the word with three fingers to display its definition.  Automator lets you get even more creative.  You can expand these useful dictionary services with one that will read the definition to you.  Here's how you do it...

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Interview with Featured Flickr Photographer Gary Jorgensen

Sara Jane Todd

Every month in our Photography newsletter, we feature the work of a new photographer who has contributed to our Photography Newsletter Flickr group. This month, we chose the photo Apple Blossom Time by Colorado-based photographer Gary Jorgensen.

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Illustrator Coolness

 Robin Williams and John Tollett

Robin and I never get over the feeling of empowerment that comes with using software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.

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