Finally an app to consolidate them all……

Final­ly and app to con­sol­i­date them all… Have all your #gmail, #face­book, #linkedin, what­ev­er con­tacts in one place. Still a bit of work to do, but already promis­ing! #xob­ni #smarter

Smartr: Your smarter address book is wait­ing.

By the peo­ple who brought you Xob­ni. Smartr auto­mat­i­cal­ly cre­ates an address book using all your emails. Now for Gmail, Android, and iPhone.

Great news! #Lightroom 4 provides direct…

Great news! #Light­room 4 pro­vides direct link to #Blurb for pub­lish­ing books.

Light­room 4 Pub­lic Beta: What’s New: Dig­i­tal Pho­tog­ra­phy Review

Light­room 4 intro­duces Process Ver­sion (PV) 2012. What’s a process ver­sion and why should you care? Well, it’s the image pro­cess­ing engine behind Light­room (and Photoshop’s Adobe Cam­era Ra…

The one must-have #screenshot addition for…

The one must-have #screen­shot addi­tion for #osx. Usu­al­ly you won’t need any screen­shot tools on osx as it does a fair­ly good job using cmd-shift-3/-4 for gen­er­at­ing screen­shots in pdf or png for­mats. What makes Screen­shot PSD great is that it stores screen­shots as psd and while pre­serv­ing all objects on screen, like the Dock and win­dows, as sep­a­rate lay­ers, thus mak­ing it very easy to get just the part of the screen you real­ly need.

Mac App Store – „Screen­Shot PSD

Reshared post from Jeff Jarvis

It is extreme­ly impor­tant for our soci­ety to stand in for free­dom of speech and infor­ma­tion and to not give in to pure­ly com­mer­cial dri­ven motives.

There must not be any cen­sor­ship of any Inter­net com­mu­ni­ca­tions what­so­ev­er! There are suf­fi­cient laws in place in almost any coun­try in the world to enforce pub­lish­ers’ rights. No need for any­thing else.

What we real­ly need are entre­pre­neurs with new ideas and busi­ness mod­els to adapt to the evolv­ing mar­kets. Let go of old-fash­ioned busi­ness mod­els. Lis­ten to the con­sumer!

Jeff Jarvis orig­i­nal­ly shared this post:

EU Court of Jus­tice strikes down an anti-pira­cy law that would have required ISPs to fil­ter all con­tent, argu­ing that intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights are not absolute and must be bal­anced against oth­er rights, includ­ing a busi­ness’ abil­i­ty to oper­ate and the pro­tec­tion of users’ per­son­al data and “their free­dom to receive or impart infor­ma­tion” (aka free­dom of speech).
The law “could poten­tial­ly under­mine free­dom of infor­ma­tion since that sys­tem might not dis­tin­guish ade­quate­ly between unlaw­ful con­tent and law­ful con­tent, with the result that its intro­duc­tion could lead to the block­ing of law­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tions.”
A vic­to­ry for free­dom.

Text of rul­ing at link below:


Cool #automation system for your #Dropbox…

Cool #automa­tion sys­tem for your #Drop­box. Can do #IFTTT like actions for trig­gers set in your Drop­box account. Like ‘if I put a pho­to into the pho­tos fold­er in Drop­box, upload it to FlickR and also post an update to Twit­ter’.

TechCrunch | Drop­box Automa­tor Is Like IFTTT For Drop­box

Thir­ty-six hours ago, the recent­ly found­ed soft­ware devel­op­ment firm Wap­p­wolf launched Drop­box Automa­tor, which is sort of like an IFTTT for Drop­box. IFTTT, for those of you not up to speed on the lat…

Very helpful RegEx tester for Java. Not…

Very help­ful RegEx tester for Java. Not only gives match­es, but also info on groups found and what they con­tain. Saved me hours of try­ing back-and-forth.

RegEx: online reg­u­lar expres­sion test­ing

Expres­sion to test. Reg­u­lar expres­sion: Options: Force canon­i­cal equiv­a­lence [CANON_EQ]; Case insen­si­tive [CASE_INSENSITIVE] (i flag); Allow com­ments in regex [COMMENTS] (x flag); Dot match­es line ter…

Reshared post from Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik orig­i­nal­ly shared this post:

[via +Rand Fishkin]

The two (and only two) ways Microsoft can sur­vive the phone wars.

It is rare that I read an entire arti­cle (I know it sounds lame) AND pret­ty much every embed­ded link. But this one is real­ly that good. Please con­sid­er read­ing it if you want some insights into what it will take Microsoft to win, but even more if you want to real what it takes to real­ly win in the tech game.

Bonus: Two new con­cepts you’ll learn: “Specs Are Dead,” “A thou­sand lead bul­lets vs. a sin­gle sil­ver one.“