Creative Community Bulletin 24 May 2011 Through 07 June 2011

These are the ar­ti­cles, blogs, and re­sources I found in­ter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 24 May 2011 through 07 June 2011:

  • Apple – Auto Save and Versions – Every edit, every rewrite. Saved. – If you’ve ever lost a doc­u­ment and hours of work, your mantra has been “save early and of­ten.” But OS X Lion is about to change all that. Because it saves au­to­mat­i­cally. So you don’t have to.
  • (1) How se­cure is Dropbox? – Quora – Hopefully, Dropbox will rec­og­nize the need for ad­di­tional se­cu­rity and add in pro­tec­tion mech­a­nisms that will make it less triv­ial to gain long-term unau­tho­rized ac­cess to a user’s Dropbox as well as provide bet­ter means to mit­i­gate and de­tect an ex­po­sure. Until such time, I’m hop­ing that this writeup helps brings to light how the au­then­ti­ca­tion method used my Dropbox may not be as se­cure as pre­vi­ously as­sumed and that, as al­ways, it is im­por­tant to take steps to pro­tect your data from com­pro­mise.
  • 9 Jobs Most Men Would Die For | Cool Material – After ex­plor­ing the world of gor­geous su­per­mod­els naked in the Amazon (not the web­site) with our tour guide Terry Richardson, we came to the con­clu­sion that he has a job that most men would die, or kill, for. Everyone has a vice; it could be women, cars, spir­its, ice cream or mu­sic, it just de­pends on the in­di­vid­ual. We set out to find the guys who are do­ing the things we en­joy do­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis – but they’re get­ting paid for it. The only thing you need to fig­ure out by your­self is where to sign up.
  • 29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work – You don’t al­ways have to work hard to be pro­duc­tive. Productivity can sim­ply be the side ef­fect of do­ing the right things.

    So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do on­line when my mind is set on avoid­ing ‘real work.’

  • Free For All: The American Northwest | CreativePro​.com – This month, every­thing is in­spired by the Pacific Northwest. I've found 120 free stock pho­tos and tex­tures; 63 free color palettes; 20 free pat­terns; 25 free Photoshop ac­tions, and 41 free Photoshop brushes.
  • Doctors and den­tists tell pa­tients, "all your re­view are be­long to us" – We can't find any ev­i­dence that Medical Justice-style agree­ments have ever ac­tu­ally been used to cen­sor on­line re­views. Dr. Cirka told Ars that he has never at­tempted to re­move a fraud­u­lent re­view us­ing the copy­right as­sign­ment pol­icy. And Yelp told us that they "have never elected to re­move a re­view in re­sponse this type of take­down re­quest." The ex­perts we talked to said they've got­ten sim­i­lar state­ments from other re­view sites.
  • 30off/">Save 30% on DisplayFusion This Week Only! – We're very pleased to an­nounce the re­lease of DisplayFusion 3.3.1! This ver­sion in­cludes a bunch of bug fixes and new fea­tures, as well as huge im­prove­ments to the Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Window Snapping fea­tures. In ad­di­tion to the new re­lease, we're also an­nounc­ing a sale! All DisplayFusion prod­ucts are 30% off un­til Saturday, May 28th, 2011.
  • Adding an Automatic BCC to Outlook > MichaelKizer​.com – There are prob­a­bly sev­eral rea­sons in which you would want to au­to­mat­i­cally BCC and email ad­dress on all out­go­ing mes­sages (archival pur­poses be­ing one of them). In this in­stance, I needed a so­lu­tion to per­form an au­to­matic BCC to a sys­tem email ad­dress for a pi­lot of the Trampoline Systems SONAR pro­duct. SONAR can con­sume your daily email traf­fic and use it to cre­ate con­nec­tions to peo­ple and top­ics (sort of like an au­to­matic FaceBook ap­pli­ca­tion. After some hunt­ing around the in­ter­nets, I hap­pened upon this so­lu­tion, which I'll ex­plain fur­ther here.
  • Google Think Insights – re­search and in­sights to help mar­keters make smarter de­ci­sions – At Google we be­lieve data beats opin­ion. So we work hard to study the worlds of con­sumer be­hav­ior, dig­i­tal and me­dia, and we’re pleased to share what we’ve learned with you. Our first fea­ture is all about mo­bile trends. But be sure to browse around – the site al­ready in­cludes hun­dreds of other stud­ies, videos and we­bi­nars, and we'll be up­dat­ing it reg­u­larly. Sign up for the newslet­ter, so you'll al­ways be among the first to be in the know. I hope you en­joy ex­plor­ing these re­sources, and that the knowl­edge you gain helps you do great things in your own cor­ner of the on­line world.
  • My PC Series from Microsoft – Computer courses for Seniors and less tech-savvy adults | The Windows Club – The My PC Series is a hands-on, jargon-free cur­ricu­lum of com­puter classes that Microsoft has de­vel­oped for adult learn­ers. This new Windows 7 and Windows Live Essentials cen­tered cur­ricu­lum is based on ex­ten­sive au­di­ence and in­struc­tional re­search about how less tech-savvy con­sumers want to learn new com­puter skills. The con­tent is de­signed for adults and has been tested with well over 500,000 stu­dents.

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