25 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

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We understand; it’s been a busy week. Summer Fridays are starting, you had to put your AC unit back in the window, and you’re ready to catch some rays. So for those of you who just had to call your therapist for an emergency session after a certain Red Wedding last weekend, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

We at Mashable have rounded up the most important news of the week to keep you informed. Read below for 25 digital media resources, including a list of apps to help you renovate your freshly spring-cleaned apartment and a trick to up your LinkedIn networking game.

Editor’s Picks

Can Drones Save African Wildlife From Poachers?
A Kenyan nature conservancy plans to use an unarmed drone to monitor the area for illegal hunters.

The Last of Us Is Raw, Real and Awesome
The Last of Us is a superb third-person survival game for PlayStation 3 that goes far beyond traditional games by making each choice important.

How One Instagram Hashtag Fights Pollution
Jeff Kirschner started the Litterati Digitial Landfill with an Instagram hashtag. Now that hashtag is helping bring awareness to pollution around the world.

This Is the NSA’s Legal Basis for Tapping Into Facebook and Google
The NSA’s legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program is rooted in a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Q&A With Zappos Labs on the Future of Shopping
A product and UX manager from Zappos’ San Francisco team shared her insights on the future of shopping and how Zappos Labs approaches innovation.

You’re Being Monitored All the Time — Deal With It
The most surprising thing to me about this week’s revelations about the NSA wiretapping calls on Verizon and the agency’s PRISM program is that people are surprised.

Tech

10 Excellent Video Editing Apps
These 10 apps make shooting and editing video on your smartphone a breeze.

This Contact Lens Computer Is Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses
Soft contact lenses could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.

When to Use the 5 iOS Apps You Never Use
We all have those apps we think we’ll get around to using but never do. Get more out of your phone by learning secrets to these unloved mobile apps.

5 Pillars of Successful Mobile Design
Founder of “Mobile First” Luke Wroblewski shares five powerful app design tips, which range from speed and signup processes to the importance of taps.

Final Cut Pro: 5 YouTube Channels Full of Tips
Looking for some Final Cut Pro tips? Consider subscribing to these five YouTube channels.

9 High-Tech Hotels for the Connected Traveler
These nine hotels prioritize technology in the customer experience.

Through a PRISM, Darkly: Tech World’s $20 Million Nightmare
If you’re still not feeling queasy after reading Thursday’s revelations about the National Security Agency tapping Internet records, you’re probably not paying close enough attention.

6 Interior Design Apps for Your Home Renovation
Looking to add a new table or paint some walls? Check out these apps before you step into Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Business

Building a Better Pinterest Through Data
Mashable spoke with Pinterest’s data scientist about why his position is a dream job.

9 Tips to Maximize YouTube’s Marketing Potential
A great video, optimized for sharing, can catapult a startup into trendiness. A panel of entrepreneurs shares its smartest YouTube marketing strategies.

7 Marketing Tips for Bootstrapped Startups
Every day we are constantly inundated by brands fighting for our attention; so how can you possibly make your startup top of mind for your target consumer?

20 Important African Startups to Watch
Whether ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are changing the continent.

5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity
If you’re in need of more outside-the-box, inventive thinking at work, here are five ways to boost your creativity.

Social

11 Types of Vine Videos You Haven’t Tried
Experiencing a little Viner’s block lately? Consider switching up your game a bit, with these 11 creative types of Vine video.

This Simple Action Will Dramatically Grow Your LinkedIn Network
If you’re on LinkedIn, you want to grow your network — because there’s some serious career-boosting power in those connections.

7 Tips for Your Summertime Job Search
Summer may be the perfect time to sit back in a beach chair and relax, but it is also one of the best times to find a job or internship.

Twitter and Traditional Media: Rivals or Lovers?
Debate is growing over whether social networks such as Twitter will overtake beacons of journalism like The New York Times.

TED Founder Is Innovation’s Supporting Man
Richard Saul Wurman is the man behind the series of TED conferences, which have affected innovation since its inception.

Can a Social Media Whiz Help This Cheesemonger?
Can social media advice drive sales at this Virginia cheese shop?

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