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This Disk Cartography Disk Space Analyzer may just save your data

Sooner or later everyone needs to take a peek at what's going on down in that hard drive... or at least they should. There have been a lot of tools come along, but not so good recently until now. Disk Cartography maps the drive so you can manage it! May 21, 2015

7 Powerful Plugins to Repair Video Artifacts that threaten to ruin your next video

We know that many DTG readers are involved in video ... from small, short vignettes on their DSLR to the big-time production jobs. Well, chances are, there will be some noise and graphic artifacts that threaten to spoil the takes. No more with Cleaer for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion. May 18, 2015

First Digital Pen for Scanning & Translating Languages

Here's a device you might really like! Imagine scanning passages and info right on the go, where ever you happen to be . . . and then translate it into a file for later use? This is one of the unique new products we've seen in some time! May 14, 2015

Publishing Update 1505-15 : Digital Media, Publishing, content, print, and DTP

Fred Showker's Publishing Update Did you remember Mothers' day in your media plans? Never pass up the opportunity to market and spread the PR of your clients. Spring is a fun and lucritive season as people come out of the winter doldrums and begin shopping again. Be on your toes ... May 13, 2015

Social Media Update : infographics, strategy, readership, SEO and Social Media Mistakes

Summer is around the corner ... soon you'll have those opportunities to hook into your readers social streams with your agenda. What? You don't have an agenda? You don't have your strategy yet? Well, you'd better get moving! Read these leads we've gleaned from the recent social media press and you'll be much better informed:

  • Creating the perfect social media strategy for your company
  • Infographic: Why you should be marketing with social media
  • 8 Social Media Mistakes That Are Killing Your Brand
  • Digital News Readership Continues to Gain New Ground
  • How To Use Social Media To Boost Your SEO Campaign
  • How Nonprofits Can Create Real-Time Marketing
  • People are the New Social Channel
... and more! May 12, 2015

You cannot innovate into the future until you understand the past

Year five of the 'Art Authority' Summer Intern Program is here for students majoring in art and art history. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your visual vocabulary for future design innovation. Check it out! May 11, 2015

Photo file updated - lets you organize photos before you take them

One of the really problematic aspects of photography on your mobile device, iPhone or iPad is getting organization to your photos. You cannot really organize the way Apple wants you to ... yet you need organiation. Try this, you might really like it. April 30, 2015

Publishing Update 1505 : Publishing, content, print, and DTP

Rolling into the summer vacation season, a lot of markets will be picking up that special book, magazine or whitepaper to take along on the trip. You're clients will be wanting to put their best foot forwared. We found these to be excellent reads, and even included some design to go along . . .

  • What is a magazine? Media reporters often see the web as the answer
  • The case for, and against, integrated print-digital newsrooms
  • The Brutally Honest Truth about Ghostwriting
  • 5 Truths of Audience Monetization
  • Common print design mistakes
-- and more ... April 29, 2015

Revolutionary New Noiseless App on free public preview

Macphun has released a free "Public Preview" version of their latest app, Noiseless. Using new advanced imaging technology, Noiseless provides a one-click solution for eliminating the pixelated/grainy patterns generated by nearly every camera when shooting in poorly lit situations. April 29, 2015

Web Design Update: Optimization, Website Logo Trends, SEO, Link Ideas, metrics and more!

Last edition of our Web Update carried some Mobilegeddon news and views, so we're not going to go back there this time. There are plenty of issues in the world of the web to more than fill this edition. Have fun and let us know if there's something we should share . . .

  • The Often Overlooked Side of the Digital Publishing World: Optimization
  • Need a New Website or Logo? Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)
  • Are keywords relevant to SEO in 2015?
  • 5 Pieces Of Content: 25 Link Ideas
  • 3 components of smart metrics
April 29, 2015