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You’re already carrying your mobile phone around with you wherever you go. Is it really worth it to bring a digital camera with you too? The short answer is yes – it is still worth it to invest in and capture memorable moments with a digital camera. Here’s why…
Does the fact that as a writer I can self-publish my books and bypass the traditional publishing model mean that publishing as we know it is on the decline? In my opinion; no, it doesn’t mean that at all. Here’s why I think publishers don’t need to worry about making the extinct species list.
Google knows everything about you - or at least stuff that you wouldn’t expect it to know. Whether you use services provided by the search giant or not, the fact is that things are getting a little out of hand. So I wrote the once exciting tech start-up a letter expressing my concerns…
Google’s power is easy to understand. They’re a fundamental part of the Internet as we know it, and a massive company with a lot of money to throw around. After a bit of a delay, they’re now getting around to using that power to twist governments and public opinion to meet their needs.
Apple is one of the top four companies that we have to thank for the invention of desktop publishing. The Apple Macintosh showed us the way a long time before Microsoft and the PC arrived. Now there are creditable rumors that the high-end Apples graphic designers know and love may be on the way out.
Whether you’ve noticed them or not, hidden elements in designs are all around us. The world of logos especially is set to incorporate ever more original ideas to push company images to the fore. Is this an idea that is set to grow? Should you jump on the bandwagon? Of course – it’s going to be big!
Excessive underlining, white rivers and spelling errors galore – is this the new face of desktop publishing? Mistakes of this kind detract from the message and give the profession a bad reputation. Unfortunately, it looks like they are here to stay.
To make a living in today’s digital world, designers are increasingly forced to put their work out into the digital market – exposing their designs which are then there for the world to see… and sometimes be copied. Plagiarism is nothing new when it comes to designs and it isn’t going away.
Many may thing sexting is harmless, but the reality is it could land a teenager in jail or get him or her labeled as a sex offender for the rest of their life. Likewise, adults could lose their jobs or see total career ruin. Professional photographers had best be careful with client photos, too.
No matter what your stance is on Google’s algorithm updates, one thing is certain – there’s nothing black and white about this Panda. After more tweaks to the algorithm that’s supposed to raise the quality bar of Google search results, YouTube is more visible than ever. What does this really mean?