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  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    Strobist
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Pittsburgh takes the prize for worst accent in the U.S. [videos]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Yinz wanna know what a Picksburg accent sahnds like?
  • Amnesty International: Extrajudicial Killings in Ukraine Misrecorded and Misreported

    Mashable
    Christopher Miller
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    KIEV, Ukraine – Amnesty International said it has found evidence of extrajudicial killings by pro-Russian separatists and Kiev regular and irregular forces in eastern Ukraine, but not to the extent reported by Russian media and authorities. Through interviews with several local residents in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including victims, family members, eyewitnesses, local officials, medical personnel and fighters on both sides, Amnesty also found that the incidents, which it said violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes, have been greatly misrecorded and…
  • Grover And Kid President Campaign To Warm Up The Lives Of Homeless People

    Fast Company
    KC Ifeanyi
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    ...Starting with this warm & fuzzy video.An estimated 600,000 people live on the streets every night in the U.S. It's a dismal statistic that 10-year-old YouTuber Kid President and lovable Sesame Street monster Grover simply won't stand for.Read Full Story
  • Marc Andreessen Steps Down From eBay’s Board Ahead Of Split With PayPal

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
     Investor and Silicon Valley kingpin Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board of directors after a six year tenure. Andreessen announced the move on Twitter — as he often does — noting that it had been “an absolute privilege” to work with eBay President and CEO John Donahoe. 2/It’s been an absolute privilege to serve with John, Pierre, and team, and… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Pittsburgh takes the prize for worst accent in the U.S. [videos]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Yinz wanna know what a Picksburg accent sahnds like?
  • Ranking the real threats to Americans

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    If you've been living on a steady diet of the 24-hour news cycle, you might be tempted to panic over the threat from ISIS and Ebola, so Max Fisher at Vox thought it was high time we looked at the true threats to Americans as things stand today.
  • 5 questions you should ask during a job interview

    Deanne Mayall
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Abbie Lennox via Business Insider, tackles a question that is oft-discussed but really, never answered to any degree of practicality and it is, which question should you ask in an interview? The upshot is, she says to be upfront and the rewards will be worth it. You’ll glean important information about the company while likely …
  • 50 staples of a vegan kitchen

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    So, you've decided to switch to a plant-based diet, be it for the benefit of the planet, your own health, or to try something new. The question now is, what the heck do you put in the pantry?
  • How to draw a perfect circle with your bare hands [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Step One: Casually mention to your friends that you can draw a perfect circle. Step two: Decline to prove it. Step three: Let your friends get more worked up. Step four: Talk them into betting you that you can't draw a perfect circle. Step five: Use this technique to win all the money.
 
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    Mashable

  • Amnesty International: Extrajudicial Killings in Ukraine Misrecorded and Misreported

    Christopher Miller
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    KIEV, Ukraine – Amnesty International said it has found evidence of extrajudicial killings by pro-Russian separatists and Kiev regular and irregular forces in eastern Ukraine, but not to the extent reported by Russian media and authorities. Through interviews with several local residents in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, including victims, family members, eyewitnesses, local officials, medical personnel and fighters on both sides, Amnesty also found that the incidents, which it said violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes, have been greatly misrecorded and…
  • The End of 'Walking Dead' Episode 2 Will Haunt Us Forever

    Sandra Gonzalez
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    Warning: Spoilers ahead for Episode 2 of The Walking Dead season 5. Look, The Walking Dead is a gross show. A wonderful, action-packed, disgusting show that has trained us to have stomaches of steel. But the end of episode 2 easily ranks among the greats in the Horrific Hall of Fame. Congrats, moment henceforth known to as the #BobBQ Scene. As the hilariously inappropriate hashtag implies, poor Bob was captured and diced up by the cannibals in the final minutes of this otherwise subdued episode Notice that the word "killed" was not included in that sequence of events. That's because Bob, who…
  • People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem

    Max Knoblauch
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, it's actually somewhat of a confirmed phenomenon. We perceive animals and their owners to look like each other Of course, if the resemblance is too similar, things start to get eerie. Really eerie. See also: Marnie the Dog Imitates Selfie King James Franco Poorly Drawn Lines explores that side of the spectrum in the comic, below: Image: Poorly Drawn LinesBONUS: 5 Adorable Facts About Dogs Read more...More about Comics, Pets, Animals, Dogs, and Funny
  • 'The Good Wife' Season 6, Episode 5: From Scandal to Spotlight

    Nora Grenfell
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    It's no secret that Alicia Florrick is one of the most complex, interesting female characters on television. But Alicia isn't the token interesting female character on The Good Wife, she's one of many compelling female characters the show has to offer. This week's episode found the women of The Good Wife sometimes on opposing sides, but the conflict they faced only served for a richer showdown between these incredible women "Shiny Objects" did not try to be subtle about its messages. Alicia and her often-ally Elsbeth, both extremely formidable women, faced off in court in a case about sexism.
  • An Entrepreneur Ate a Smart Pill to Show How to Track Your Data

    Jenni Ryall
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    SYDNEY — One entrepreneur from Melbourne is putting his health on the line for the love of his new app. Chris Koch ate a device inside a tablet at 12 p.m. local time on Monday as part of a competition to promote his business, Pop!, to prove you can keep track of your data anywhere. Even inside his stomach See also: BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far Interactive software company Snepo are behind the tablet, which houses a system on a chip (SOC) by RFdigital that includes a Bluetooth low energy component and a processor. Snepo's founder Ben Moir told Mashable the…
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    Fast Company

  • Grover And Kid President Campaign To Warm Up The Lives Of Homeless People

    KC Ifeanyi
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    ...Starting with this warm & fuzzy video.An estimated 600,000 people live on the streets every night in the U.S. It's a dismal statistic that 10-year-old YouTuber Kid President and lovable Sesame Street monster Grover simply won't stand for.Read Full Story
  • Google Improves Search Engine To Battle Copyright Piracy

    Peter Wade
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Avast ye matey! Finding pirated content on Google is about to get more difficult.Google is rolling out an update to its search engine next week that will downrank websites containing pirated content.Read Full Story
  • Don't Like Twitter's Recommended Tweets? Too Bad, They're Here To Stay

    Peter Wade
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Twitter says the experiment yielded "user enjoyment," so they made it permanent.A few months ago, Twitter started experimenting with inserting recommended tweets into users' timelines whether they follow the tweeter or not. Like it or not, Twitter announced this morning that the practice is now permanent.Read Full Story
  • Getting Lucky, Being Yourself, And Addressing The Big Questions: This Week's Most Popular Leadership Stories

    Fast Company Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    From becoming luckier to not "trusting karma," this week we called out all kinds of misconceptions about work.From luck to so-called "karma," this week we called out the misconceptions around women's career issues, and our own personal crises.Read Full Story
  • Ron Klain Is America's New Ebola Czar

    Neal Ungerleider
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The former Gore and Biden aide's backstory includes cameos from AOL and Solyndra.The United States now has an official Ebola czar. Ron Klain, a former chief of staff for Al Gore and Joe Biden (portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the HBO film Recount), was appointed by President Obama to oversee the government's Ebola response, according to an announcement made this morning. Klain is a well-known figure in Washington, famed for his ability to handle political crises, however, he's held some prominent position in the tech industry, as well, most recently acting as president of former AOL CEO Steve…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Marc Andreessen Steps Down From eBay’s Board Ahead Of Split With PayPal

    Jon Russell
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
     Investor and Silicon Valley kingpin Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board of directors after a six year tenure. Andreessen announced the move on Twitter — as he often does — noting that it had been “an absolute privilege” to work with eBay President and CEO John Donahoe. 2/It’s been an absolute privilege to serve with John, Pierre, and team, and… Read More
  • Uri Levine Claims Waze Had Several Other Suitors Before “Smooth” Sale To Google

    Alex Wilhelm
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
     This morning at the first day of Disrupt Europe in London, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine sat down with FeeX’s Uri Levine to dig into how the new company is doing. Levine is best known for his work with Waze, a mapping service that Google bought in a 10-figure deal. FeeX has raised a total of $9.5 million to date, including a $6.5 million Series B round of funding this August. FeeX… Read More
  • Google Ventures Unleashes Its Investment Strategy For Europe

    Romain Dillet
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
     To start off our annual European conference, we brought the new Google Ventures Europe partners onstage at Disrupt Europe in London. The panel was mostly focused on explaining Google Ventures’ investment strategy for its European arm. In particular, Google Ventures will employ the same operational strategy as in the U.S., and will be looking for co-investors for most of its deals. Read More
  • Introducing The 14 Companies Participating In Disrupt London: Startup Battlefield

    Sam O'Keefe
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
     We’re thrilled to introduce the impressive group of companies participating in this year’s Startup Battlefield. The Battlefield serves to showcase the best and most promising early-stage startups in the industry, and this batch does not disappoint. We’ve got something for everyone, from medical diagnostics, enterprise mobile tools and social curation to fintech and gaming. Read More
  • Watch The Disrupt Europe Live Stream Right Here!

    Jordan Crook
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    TechCrunch has crossed the pond and has set up shop in London for the second annual Disrupt Europe conference. This year, we’re in London at Old Billingsgate and we couldn’t be more excited to hang out with our European friends. But we know that it’s not possible for everyone to make it out to the conference, so we’re heading directly into your home with the live stream. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • "Desire is full of endless distances"

    Seth Godin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Just one more level on this game, she says. Once I get to level 68, I'll be done. Just one more tweak to the car, they beg. Once we bump up the mileage, we'll be done. Just one more lotion, she asks. Once I put that on, my skin will be perfect and I'll be done. Of course, the result isn't the point. The mileage or the ranking or slightly more alabaster or ebony isn't the point. The point is the longing. Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek. We've expanded our desire for ever more human connection into a…
  • "Google it!"

    Seth Godin
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    The job is no longer to recite facts, to read the bio out loud, to explain something better found or watched online. No, the job is to personally and passionately make us care enough to look up the facts for ourselves.  When you introduce a concept, or a speaker, or an opportunity, skip the reading of facts. Instead, make a passionate pitch that drives inquiry. In the audience, in your employees, in your customers... The only reason people don't look it up is that they don't care, not that they're unable. So, your job is to get them to care enough. [You can even send them…
  • Famous to the family

    Seth Godin
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    There is famous and there is famous to the family. Cousin Aaron is famous to my family. Or, to be less literal, the family of people like us might understand that Satya the milliner or perhaps Sarma Melngailis or Peter Olotka are famous. And famous to the family is precisely the goal of just about all marketing now. You don't need to be Nike or Apple or GE. You need to be famous to the small circle of people you are hoping will admire and trust you. Your shoe store needs to be famous to the 300 shoe shoppers in your town. Your retail consulting practice needs to be famous to 100 people at ten…
  • "Let's go around the room"

    Seth Godin
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you say that in a meeting, you've failed. You've abdicated responsibility and just multiplied the time wasted by the number of people in the room. When we go around the room, everyone in the room spends the entire time before their turn thinking about what to say, and working to say something fairly unmemorable. And of course, this endless litany of 'saying' leads to little in the way of listening or response or interaction or action of any kind. The worst example I ever saw of this was when Barry Diller did it in a meeting with 220 attendees. More than two hours later, everyone in the…
  • No one to say no

    Seth Godin
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    In a world that lacks so many traditional gatekeepers, there are fewer people than ever to say no to your project, your idea, your song. If you want to put it out there, go ahead. On the other hand, that also means that there are fewer people who can say yes. That's now your job too. If you work in an organization, the underlying rule is simple: People are not afraid of failure, they’re afraid of blame. Avoid looking in the mirror and saying no. More challenging: practice looking in the mirror and saying yes.        
 
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    WIRED

  • The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really.

    Robert McMillan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Here in the United States, we spend most of our time in an always-on world—a place where internet connections are as constant and reliable as the lights or running water. But this sort of always-on internet is very much a first-world luxury, and it appears to be confined to countries that were early users of […] The post The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really. appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In the latest installment of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, a panel of writers discusses the popularity and even the psychogeographies of haunted houses. The post What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People? appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Tragic Medical History Behind That Crazy Knick Finale

    Angela Watercutter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    There were about a bajillion "oh, crap!" moments on The Knick finale last night. (OK, like, five.) But of those, the two most intense have real medical histories even more tragic than what went down on the show. Removing teeth to treat insanity? That happened. Using heroin to treat cocaine addiction? That's not too far from the truth, either. The post The Tragic Medical History Behind That Crazy Knick Finale appeared first on WIRED.
  • Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend

    Issie Lapowsky
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come. The post Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: Did You Hear That Apple Had an Event This Week?

    Gadget Lab Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    New Apple hardware was released this week. Maybe you heard? The hosts (joined this week by WIRED writer Tim Moynihan), discuss new iPads and 5K iMacs. Also, new Nexus hardware, the best iPad games, and your Mother. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Did You Hear That Apple Had an Event This Week? appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, you’re ensuring all posts have a Pinnable image, and you’re Instagramming the behind-the-scenes for your followers. You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one…
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food chain, they are a popular target for online abuse. As a result, they have already developed a robust strategy for dealing with complaints and controversy: Things turned particularly sour in August, when the Google algorithm accidentally replaced the official Greggs logo with a highly offensive…
  • How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I typed my first post on my new study abroad blog. You know the saying, “the rest is history”? Well, that cold January day is a big part of where I am today because my little study abroad blog helped determine my career and land my first job. Here’s how I did it. Getting Started with my Travel Blog All my friends that had spent time in Europe…
  • Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

    Guest Blogger
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu. So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great decision, and a decision that is growing in popularity. In a 2012 HubSpot study, 62% of respondents claimed to run a company blog. A number which has consistently grown from 52% back in 2009. Today is also not the first time somebody tells you a blog will bring several advantages to your business. You’ve heard professionals tell you that writing blog posts gives you the opportunity to leverage the human side of your business. Or to showcase…
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    Guest Blogger
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire. Strategy combined with creativity creates amazing profits and engagement. What’s the best way to write successful emails? You must think as if you’re the receiving email user. What would you hope to see? As an email user I look for emails that do one of the three if not all three:   Connect with me Add value to my life Helps me reach my…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Lessons from Doctor Who: “Scared Is a Super Power”

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Mindfulness teaches us that our physical reactions don't need to reflect our mental states. We can't ignore our heart racing, but we can choose our reaction. A recent episode of Doctor Who explains this lesson well.Read more...
  • Your Home Insurance Might Cover the Receipt of Counterfeit Money

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Counterfeit money sucks, but it happens to the best of us. The person who gave it to you might not even know it's counterfeit. You'll find out you've got a bogus bill when you try to use it at the store or at the bank, though. Thankfully, your insurance company might cover your loss.Read more...
  • Check for “Unaccompanied Minor” Fees Before Buying an Airline Ticket

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Sometimes we have to send our kids alone on a flight. Airlines take on extra responsibilities for "unaccompanied minors," so you'll need to figure that into the cost of a ticket. Each airline has different fees, and they're subject to change.Read more...
  • ​Wait Until a Formal Job Offer Before Handing Over Your Social Security Number

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you apply for a job you'll often give them basic information like employment history. Think twice before giving out that Social Security Number. The job application could be a scam.Read more...
  • AdDetector Notifies You if a Story You’re Reading Is Sponsored

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Firefox/Chrome: Some web sites will have sponsored stories in their timeline—it's how they pay the bills. If you want your browser to warn you which stories are ads, AdDetector works in Firefox and Chrome.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Expecting In-App Purchases to Make Up Most of Early Apple Pay Activity

    Richard Padilla
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Ahead of the launch of Apple Pay tomorrow, The Wall Street Journal has posted an overview of the mobile payments service with some insight from Apple about what it expects from it over the coming months. Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue stated that he expects the biggest share of early Apple Pay transactions to be in-app purchases. Currently, in-app purchases require users to sign into their iTunes account and set up a new card if one isn't registered already. Apple Pay will allow users to simply use the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on a device to…
  • Late 2014 Mac Mini Benchmarks Indicate Decreased Multi-Core Performance

    Husain Sumra
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    The newly refreshed Mac mini is seeing improved single-core performance over the previous models, but decreased multi-core performance, according to a newly released GeekBench benchmark. John Poole of Primate Labs says that the upper tier Late 2012 Mac minis, which had quad-core Ivy Bridge processors, saw better multi-core performance than the new Late 2014 models, which have dual-core Haswell processors. Unlike single-core performance multi-core performance has decreased significantly. The "Good" model (which has a dual-core processor in both lineups) is down 7%. The other models (which have…
  • New 2014 Mac Mini Has Soldered RAM, Not User Replaceable

    Juli Clover
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    After going more than two years without an update, Apple's Mac mini was refreshed yesterday, adding Haswell processors, Intel HD 5000/Iris graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCI-based flash storage options for the higher-end models. Unfortunately, the upgrade was disappointing to some Mac mini fans as Apple stopped offering a build-to-order quad-core processor upgrade and dual-drive storage options that exceed 1TB. Many have speculated that the Mac mini also includes soldered RAM, which has now been confirmed by Macminicolo's Brian Stucki. According to Stucki, the RAM in the Mac mini is "not user…
  • iFixit Tears Down New Retina iMac, Internal Layout Largely the Same as Prior Generation

    Juli Clover
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Though the new iMac with 5K Retina display was just released yesterday, iFixit has already acquired and disassembled one of the new machines, giving us a look at what's underneath the iMac's ultra thin display. Apple's newest iMac continues to use many of the same design elements from previous iMacs, including an easily accessible RAM upgrade slot on the back of the device. With the RAM slot, users will be able to install their own RAM modules with little trouble. The 5K display, which has a resolution of 5120 x 2880, was manufactured by LG Display, the same supply partner that has…
  • OS X Yosemite: An In-Depth Look at Markup and Mail Drop in the Mail App

    Juli Clover
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    OS X Yosemite has brought some major changes to Apple's Mail app, and those changes aren't limited to a simple visual overhaul. Mail may have a new look, but it also has several new features like Mail Drop and Markup. With Markup, you can annotate images and PDFs from directly within the Mail app. For example, when composing an email message and attaching a PDF, it's possible to use various tools to add signatures, emphasis, and more. The same is possible with an image -- simply attach a file in a message that's being composed and right click on it, selecting Markup. Markup has a set of tools…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
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    Copyblogger

  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

    Erika Napoletano
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. Just over three months ago, Brian Clark reached out to me for some extra help on the page. He thought that, given the success I have with my own Facebook page, several others I’ve managed for clients over the years, and…
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker

    Amy Harrison
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of the game with relentless focus. So when it comes to creating content, there is palpable pressure and stress to get everything right. If you feel a little frazzled by all of your content marketing duties, here are five ways to keep your cool and stay on…
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories

    Julia Ogden
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms know, audiences reward websites that offer special resources, whether they’re up-to-date blogs, in-depth ebooks, smart podcasts, or evergreen whitepapers. There is, of course, a definite knack to writing well, especially about a…
  • 25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary

    Barry Feldman
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few weeks ago here on Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth presented the infographic as the Salvador Dalí of content marketing — the most interesting person at the cocktail party. More than just a superficial presence, an infographic is a significant asset pillar with diverse possibilities that help you grow your media empire. Today, let’s equate the Internet to the world of pop music. In this case, infographics are The Beatles. They’re irresistible. They create massive hits. At their best, they balance style and substance. They can be relentlessly imaginative. And like John,…
  • How to Stand Out in a World of Dull Podcasts

    Demian Farnworth
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. It’s hard to believe. Over 25 years ago, at age 19, Ira Glass was an intern at NPR, and a terrible writer. It took him, he confesses, eight years to learn how to effectively structure a story. Now he hosts a show with nearly two million weekly listeners. Marc Maron was a late-30-something comedian, twice…
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    Macworld

  • iFixit tears down the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Those screwdriver-wielding destructacons at iFixit have posted their teardown of the brand-new iMac with Retina 5K Display. On a scale of 1 to 10, it has a repairability score of 5, which is the same as its lower-resolution sibling, the non-Retina 27-inch iMac. The new Retina 5K iMac (just announced Thursday) has the same RAM replacement slots as the rest of the iMac lineup, so you can upgrade the RAM yourself without having to take the entire thing apart. iFixit has a helpful guide created for the last generation that you can follow.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Back in the day when we bought OS X on discs, as long as you kept that disc, you always had a bootable installer just in case. Modern, downloadable versions of OS X create a recovery partition on your drive, but it's always a smart idea to make your own bootable installer drive too. I recommend making one for Yosemite, on an external hard drive or USB thumb drive, for many of the same reasons I recommend making a bootable Mavericks installer drive: If you want to install Yosemite on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive can be more convenient than downloading or copying the entire…
  • Spaced Gray Lady: The New York Times coverage of Apple is less than stellar

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Apple held an event on Thursday and in the days leading up to that the New York Times was asking the important questions that people wanted answered. Like this one: “Apple’s iPad Problem: Does Anyone Really Need an Expensive Tablet?” Does anyone need anything that costs more than a few dollars? What do people “need” other than the basic sustenance of life? What’s the point of an iPad? We’re all going to die someday. So, really, what’s the point of anything?!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • You Should Play: Side-scoller El is all about the powerful storyline

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. It's rare to find a mobile game that's as simple, refined, and free as Gree's new side-scroller, El. El is an effortless take on the side-scrolling flying game with beautiful artwork and a powerfully moving plotline. You play as El, a young boy who wakes up in a mysterious, "forgotten prison," and "flies off in search of purpose" with the help of a magical…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Wallets, extra storage, and more

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Siri, where’s my wallet?Need a little extra room for your things while you’re on the road? Fear not, for this week’s roundup of new iPad cases offers abundant choice of alternative storage solutions for your favorite tablet. Well, your old favorite tablet—at least until your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 arrives.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Be A Better Designer By Eating An Elephant

    Alexander Charchar
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    I can’t imagine any other industry in which so much change happens so quickly. If you stop paying attention for a week, it can feel like you’ve not been listening for a year. There’s so much to learn. Falling behind is easy, too. We might be in the middle of a major project, so we put off learning about this newfangled thing called Sass or Node.js or even quickly experimenting with the new Bootstrap or Foundation that everyone is raving about. Before we know it, we have these elephants of missing knowledge wandering around our minds, reminding us of what we should know and do but…
  • Freebie: Touristic Icons (100 Icons, PNG, SVG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Icons are a lot like real monuments — they can both be easily recognized. Today’s icon set consists of a set of vector icons that represent monuments across the globe, so they can be literally used anywhere. This colorful set was carefully designed by Freepik131 and is completely free to use for commercial as well as your personal projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported2. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles…
  • CSS-Only Solution For UI Tracking

    Krasimir Tsonev
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The web is growing up. We are building applications that work entirely in the browser. They are responsive; they have tons of features and work under many devices. We enjoy providing high-quality code that is well structured and tested. But what matters in the end is the impact for clients. Are they getting more products sold or are there more visitors for their campaign sites? The final results usually show if our project is successful. And we rely on statistics as a measuring tool. We all use instruments like Google Analytics1. It is a powerful way to collect data. In this article, we will…
  • Ready For Retina HD: Create Pixel-Perfect Assets For Multiple Scale Factors

    Karsten Bruns
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The 6 Plus is the first iPhone that sports a “Retina HD” display — the sharpest display Apple has ever made. It forces designers to provide an additional set of image resources to developers to match that sharpness. We needed only one set of assets for the original iPhone up to iPhone 3GS. And when iPhone 4 came out with the Retina display, we also needed 2x assets — images twice as detailed. Now, with the display of the 6 Plus being even more detailed than that of the iPhone 4, we will also need to provide 3x assets. The numbers 1x, 2x and 3x are also called “scale…
  • Taking A Closer Look At Tech Conferences: The Nitty Gritty Details (A Study)

    Jan Constantin
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    As I was flying back from the Smashing Conference in New York, I wondered whether it was a success. This wasn’t an original thought. We are always wondering what makes a conference good and what elements will make industry workers stay away. Good and bad are such subjective terms, though, with almost as many expectations as there are attendees. We decided that just looking at the numbers instead might be a good idea. This article will not present best practices for planning a conference1, but rather will look at how it’s actually done most of the time. While this is not a guide to putting…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Only 6 northern white rhinos left

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    Unique? Suni was only one of seven northern whites left in the world. Now he's dead.
  • Stunning drone photos of killer whales

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Killer whale families swimming, playing and, in the sad case of two orcas, dying. A custom-built hexacopter carrying high-resolution cameras provides an unprecedented view of the orcas.
  • Japan's first new jetliner in 50 years

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet for over 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ.
  • US. airdrops weapons to fighters in Kobani

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    The airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies was partly humanitarian but also aimed at shoring up Kurdish defenders of the city, a senior Obama official says.
  • U.S. airdrops weapons to Kobani fighters

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    The airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies was partly humanitarian but also aimed at shoring up Kurdish defenders of the city, a senior Obama official says.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mykii Liu!

    Brad Moore
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Melissa NiuI am passionate about photography. By that I mean, photography bugs the living crap out of me and nags at me when I don’t end up having the time to satisfy the craving that I have for it. It drives me crazy. It keeps me up at night. Frustrated. Photography frustrates to the point that I become helpless and want to lash out at the world for the inability to properly express what I envision in my mind, my heart, or my eyes.And I love it: this calming expression when you’re at peace with it. I love it so much that I strive to continually exercise the part of my lungs that…
  • My Local Walk in London (and being a walker in Bath)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    When I woke up Saturday morning in London, I opened the drapes in my hotel room and all I could hear was rain and it was dark gray as far as I could see. When Brad and I got to my walk’s meeting spot, the weather had cleared for what would turn out to be an absolutely beautiful day, with a group of really lovely people.Above: Here’s the map of my walk route. Well, the starting points and ending points are correct, and several of the red routes are correct at times. I like to think we “modified” the walk rather than hitting an expected dead-end and locked gates that…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

    James Maher
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers. Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them. The Most…
  • How to Reduce Noise with Photo Ninja

    Suzi Pratt
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reducing noise in a digital photo is a hot topic, particularly for photographers who frequently shoot at high ISOs. Even if you’re not a typical low light shooter, the temptation may arise with some of the newer digital cameras that offer incredibly high ISO speeds which still produce pretty pleasing images, even with noise. There are many factors that can produce noise in your images, and there are many ways to reduce or sometimes even avoid noise all together. This article in particular will highlight one post-processing trick to reduce noise using a third party plugin called…
  • How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

    Jim Hamel
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a small aperture to get a nice wide depth of field. But still, you know that not everything in your frame will be sharp. The fact is that lenses just cannot keep everything – from what is right in front of you all the way to the horizon – acceptably sharp at the same time. You can focus on something very close at the risk of blurring the background. Or you can focus on something far away and risk blurring your foreground elements. So…
  • Using Filters In-Camera Instead of Photoshop

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is another episode of Adorama TV, hosted by Daniel Norton. In this video he goes over several different filters you might use in camera, and the advantage or difference of filtering in-camera versus doing it later in post-production. Using filters in-camera Some of the filters mentioned in the video are: A polarizer Neutral density filter Special effects ones by Lee Filters, Hitech or Cokin See if you pick up any tips or ideas from this video. What is your favorite filter? Do you use them or do it later in Lightroom or Photoshop? The post Using Filters In-Camera Instead of Photoshop by…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Splash!

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier today I rounded up a bunch of fun images of people and animals making big splashes. Kids love splashing in mud puddles, that’s a given. But what else makes a splash? Your dog jumping in the tub, an ice cube landing in a glass of water, your kids as they ride their bikes through the wet grass in the morning – all of these seemingly ordinary things could have potential to (pardon the really bad and intentionally pun) make a big splash! Weekly challenge – capture a splash If it’s raining, suit up, protect your camera, and get out there to make some splash photos.
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Joining Hands 2 [iOS...
  • Installing and living with the new Sonos Boost

    Mel Martin
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I've been a long-time fan of the Sonos whole house music system. When it was first introduced about a decade ago, it provided high quality music to several rooms in my house, and later updates allowed me to have complete control of the system from my...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News GT Advanced...
  • New in Yosemite: Dark Menus

    Mel Martin
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    You might not have noticed it, but hidden away in the System Preferences General tab in Yosemite is a new feature called 'Dark Menu Bar''. What it does is simple; it darkens the menu bar and the dock, making icons and text really stand out. It does...
  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Pulse by Sengled: iOS-controllable LED lights, with...
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Choosing Cases and Carts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites
  • Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nature photographer Erez Marom captures a wide range of subjects, from macro shots of insects to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes. In this article, he shares images from a very unusual location - the ghost town of Kolmanskop, in Namibia. Abandoned over fifty years ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond-mining town, and is currently being reclaimed by the desert. Click through to take a look at Erez Marom's images and learn about his process
  • Fotodiox creates 'Tough E-Mount' for Sony E & FE-mount cameras

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony's NEX and Alpha range of E and FE-mount cameras have a lot going for them, but some users have reported a 'wiggle' in the lensmount, especially when heavier lenses, or third-party optics via adapters are used. Fotodiox thinks it has the answer with its new 'Tough E-Mount' - literally a replacement lensmount for E and FE-mount cameras. With a single metal ring replacing the two (one metal, one plastic) originally attached to the camera, the Tough E-Mount should (according to the manufacturer) eliminate any movement between camera and lens. Click through for more details
  • Lee Filters introduces Landscape Polariser with built-in warm-up

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    British filter manufacturer Lee Filters has announced a new polarising filter that features a built-in warm-up effect that it says is aimed at landscape photographers. The 105mm Landscape Polariser has been designed with a shallow mount and with a 105mm diameter so that it will be useful for wide angle views, with the company suggesting it will be compatible with focal lengths as wide as 16mm on full frame SLRs. Read more
  • Delkin introduces new 'Black' range of rugged SD cards

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Delkin has introduced a new trio of rugged SD cards suitable for photographers who shoot in harsh environments, reducing the odds of losing photographs because of card damage. Delkin's new 'Black' SD cards are designed to handle extreme temperatures, as well as exposure to dust, water, and crushing forces. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Dropbox for iOS Updated with Touch ID Integration, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support

    Richard Padilla
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    File-sharing service Dropbox has updated its official iOS app with a number of new features, including full optimization for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as integration with Touch ID for more convenient unlocking. The app also includes a fix for previewing rich text format files and general stability and performance improvements. Dropbox saw its last major update last month after the release of iOS 8 which brought a new Notification Center widget, a new Share extension that allows files from other apps to be opened and saved, and the ability to manage shared folders in the app. A number of…
  • Flickr Launches Updated iOS App with Full iPad Optimization

    Richard Padilla
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Yahoo-owned photo sharing service Flickr today updated its iOS app to Version 3.2, bringing full optimization for the iPad along with other new features. Flickr for iPad allows users to browse images on their feeds in high resolution and contains a full camera interface and editing suite for shooting and editing photos. In addition to a new interface, Flickr also now comes with its own iOS 8 share extension that allows photos to be shared through social media services like Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimized to take full advantage of the larger…
  • List of Cases Available for Apple's New iPad Air 2

    Juli Clover
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Though the second-generation iPad Air was just announced yesterday, several prominent case manufacturers have already begun releasing cases for the new ultra thin tablets. Many cases for the original iPad Air won't fit the new version of the iPad Air because it is 18 percent thinner at 6.1 mm instead of 7.5 mm, even though it has the same 9.4-inch height and 6.6-inch width. For that reason, prospective iPad Air 2 buyers who want to keep their tablets protected in a case will need to buy a case specifically created with the new design in mind. We've gathered up a list of the iPad Air 2 cases…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus See Low-Key Launch in China as Uber Delivers Phones in Shanghai

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Following a successful week of pre-orders, Apple today started selling its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. The launch was relatively calm with hundreds of people reportedly waiting in lines at each retail store amidst strong security, according to The Wall Street Journal.About 100 customers waited in line Friday morning outside Apple’s store in Beijing’s upscale Sanlitun shopping district, which opened its doors at 8 a.m. for buyers who had pre-ordered their new wares—the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+. That was in part because the phone also went on sale at midnight elsewhere, including offices…
  • Belkin Announces Keyboard Cases and Folio Covers for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

    Richard Padilla
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Belkin has announced a lineup of new cases made for Apple's new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, including new keyboard cases and a variety of protective covers catered to the design of both tablets. The QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for the iPad Air 2 The QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for the iPad Air 2 ($149.99) features an improved keyboard layout that features the same amount of keys as a laptop, and also includes three brightness levels for backlighting. The keyboard is rated for up to one year of continuous battery life and also has adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

    hiufu
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavorA taste of delicious TokyoMaking the purest sakeBuying the freshest fish in JapanWarning: This episode of CNNGo may cause intense hunger pangs followed by a sudden urge to book a flight to Japan. We've been to Japan before, but with our latest episode, CNNGo dishes up the finest food the country has to offer.  Starting in the whimsical Tokyo kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, we then travel south to a Wagyu cattle farm that raises the country's famous Kobe…
  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

    hiufu
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    The locals show us there's more to Indonesia's top tourist island than those world-famous beaches Bali's best beach clubSurfers' paradiseThe mellow side of BaliWith its gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, beautiful Bali is undeniably Indonesia's travel hotspot.  But what's happening beyond the tourist grind? This September, CNNGo hits up some of the island's locals to share their favorite Bali hangouts and the stories behind them.  Legendary Indonesian surfer Rizal Tanjung shows us where he first fell in love with the waves. Sunglasses designer Suki takes us to the…
  • No more using Uber in Germany?

    Guessy1
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    A court moves to end the ride for the U.S.-based online chauffeur and ride-sharing service in GermanyIn the ongoing fight between chauffeur and ride-sharing app Uber and taxi drivers around the world, score one for the taxi drivers … for now. A regional court in Frankfurt, Germany, this week issued a preliminary injunction forbidding the San Francisco-based Uber from operating in Germany. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Germany’s national union of taxi drivers. The court said that Uber violated German law by working with a network of drivers that lack commercial licenses.
  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

    hiufu
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    From Hollywood to Santa Monica, some of L.A.'s most renowned locals guide us through the star-studded citySoaking up the sun in MalibuVintage cinema honors movie historyBest of L.A. comes to life in VeniceThe surf is up and the sun is out -- CNNGo is coasting through Los Angeles this summer with star locals. Director and producer of the "Iron Man" movie series, Jon Favreau takes us to a few of the locations that have inspired his movies, including the Kogi Truck on which his latest movie, "Chef," is partially based.  Lubov Azria, one of LA's most notable fashion icons, shows us how to…
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