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  • Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A cat waking up isn't normally a big deal. But when you film it in slow-mo, everything changes. Watching this cat wake up in slow-mo, you can see how they're related to the mighty king of the jungle. The post Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Just be happy this isn't your cat

    Mashable
    Brian Koerber
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    She may be cute, but don't underestimate Luna's ability to be a complete and total psychopath of a cat. Felines aren't exactly known for their obedience, but this 7 lb. adorable little terror may be every cat owner's worst nightmare She clearly has a loving owner, though. [H/T Reddit] Louis C.K. really doesn't care about deflated balls Baby goat desperate to head butt a horse understands determination Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party BMW's Super Bowl ad takes us back to a time when nobody 'got' the Internet Read more... More about Viral Videos, Cute, Wtf, Cats, and…
  • Now Profitable in Major Markets, Lyft Rolls Out National Marketing Campaign

    Fast Company
    Evie Nagy
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The fast-growing ride-sharing company made a slew of announcements today, including a new hire and branding initiative.After a year of reported five-fold growth in revenue and ridership, Lyft today announced a number of metrics and milestones as well as initiatives for 2015. According to cofounder and CEO Logan Green, Lyft is now profitable in its most established markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Seattle. And while he won't share specific numbers, Green also says that in 2014 the ride-sharing company gained market share against its much larger rival…
  • Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
     Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei, and putting it out in front of Samsung, which placed third overall. Canalys credits the large screen of the newest smartphone… Read More
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A cat waking up isn't normally a big deal. But when you film it in slow-mo, everything changes. Watching this cat wake up in slow-mo, you can see how they're related to the mighty king of the jungle. The post Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Japan’s adorable street-cleaning snowbot [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    I don't know about you, but when the snowplow starts down our street, we hold our breath and hope our car escapes unscathed, but that's not the case in Japan when Yuki-taro goes out for a spin. The post Japan’s adorable street-cleaning snowbot [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 31 Valentines for the unromantic soul

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Just because you’re not a flowers-and-candy kind of guy or gal doesn’t mean you don’t like to show you care. That’s why Buzzfeed’s Mallory McInnis offered up thirty-one possibilities for the more straightforward souls among us. For the Valentine you love in spite of all their many flaws. Buy here. For a Valentine who deserves … The post 31 Valentines for the unromantic soul appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 lesser-known herbs to spice up your kitchen & garden

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    If variety is the spice of life, herbs are the easy way to get it. The post 10 lesser-known herbs to spice up your kitchen & garden appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Sweet treats of winter: how to make snow ice cream

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Why save homemade ice cream for the summer months when your most important ingredient is lying in potentially delicious drifts right outside the door? The post Sweet treats of winter: how to make snow ice cream appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • Just be happy this isn't your cat

    Brian Koerber
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    She may be cute, but don't underestimate Luna's ability to be a complete and total psychopath of a cat. Felines aren't exactly known for their obedience, but this 7 lb. adorable little terror may be every cat owner's worst nightmare She clearly has a loving owner, though. [H/T Reddit] Louis C.K. really doesn't care about deflated balls Baby goat desperate to head butt a horse understands determination Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party BMW's Super Bowl ad takes us back to a time when nobody 'got' the Internet Read more... More about Viral Videos, Cute, Wtf, Cats, and…
  • Snapchat breaks into media with Discover

    Jason Abbruzzese
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Snapchat's highly anticipated media play is here, and it's called Discover. The messaging app rolled out the new feature Tuesday, which will allow media companies to publish content to the app for users to consume. In addition to having outside companies put content on the app, Snapchat is also reportedly introducing its own publishing arm. Users will have a limited amount of time to consume a piece of content put on Snapchat, a move that provides urgency and keeps in the apps tradition of ephemerality The company introduced the new feature in a video and blog post published Tuesday morning.
  • Louis C.K. really doesn't care about deflated balls

    Laura Vitto
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Massachusetts native Louis C.K. weighed in on Deflategate, and like a true Patriots fan, he couldn't care less. The comedian appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he made a compelling case for cheating to win: "Why not? It's a stupid football game. Just deflate the balls, poke a guy in the eye or whatever— it's football." Baby goat desperate to head butt a horse understands determination Cool-guy high school teacher leads 'Uptown Funk' dance party BMW's Super Bowl ad takes us back to a time when nobody 'got' the Internet 22-year-old shows up hockey shootout competition…
  • 10 gorgeous beaches to wash your winter blues away

    Brian Koerber
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    It's inevitable: Winter is here and there is nothing you can do about it When white fluffy snow drifts from the sky and ice storms haunt those who are unlucky enough to live in regions with seasons, everything seems dreary and unmotivating. Once you run out of things to watch on Netflix, you'll start to reconsider why you chose to live in this god-forsaken winter "wonderland." See also: 12 Ways to Make a Staycation Feel Like a Real Getaway At that point, it's time for a tropical winter vacation — far, far away from the slush, ice, snow and cold. Because there's nothing better than…
  • Cancellations bring New York air travel to near standstill

    Jessica Plautz
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    The storm that hit New York City wasn't all that forecasters said it would be, but the impact on air travel in and out of the Northeast still had a significant impact. Radar images of flights above New York showed air travel at a near standstill in the area Tuesday morning. See also: 1888: Now THAT was a blizzard A total of 4,666 flights were canceled in and out of the U.S. on Tuesday, according to FlightAware. The majority of cancellations were at LaGuardia Airport, where 96% of flights were cancelled; Newark Liberty International Airport (93% of flights cancelled); Philadelphia…
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  • Now Profitable in Major Markets, Lyft Rolls Out National Marketing Campaign

    Evie Nagy
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The fast-growing ride-sharing company made a slew of announcements today, including a new hire and branding initiative.After a year of reported five-fold growth in revenue and ridership, Lyft today announced a number of metrics and milestones as well as initiatives for 2015. According to cofounder and CEO Logan Green, Lyft is now profitable in its most established markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Seattle. And while he won't share specific numbers, Green also says that in 2014 the ride-sharing company gained market share against its much larger rival…
  • I Went To A Spa For My Uterus And This Is My Story

    Laura Hooper Beck
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    These trendy treatments promise all kinds of health benefits but it was, literally, a lot of hot air. And our reporter kinda loved it.As a successful businesswoman on the go (I'm a low level hack in the entertainment industry), I am plagued by stress. So much stress. I'll do literally anything to make it go away, short of exercising, eating right, or some other stupid shit like meditating. Basically, if a doctor tells me to do it, I'm gonna take a hard pass. But if a skinny blonde in an ugly wig tells me that blowing hot air up my vagina is going to cure everything I've ever suffered from,…
  • How Being Pregnant Ruined Shopping For Me

    Emily Gould
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    It seems that outfitting a new body isn't nearly as much fun as buying stuff for the old one.I have always loved what writer Ayun Halliday calls "the small pickle-barrel transactions" of everyday life, the ordinary constant shopping that can, if you're lucky and not too strapped for cash or pressed for time, lend a little color to the daily grind. When low on hand soap, for instance, my mind doesn't say, "Ugh, add hand soap to the list" but rather "Ooh, an opportunity to explore an exciting new variety of hand soap"—maybe an excuse to go into that new boutique that sells useless things such…
  • What Himalayan Mountain Climbers Can Teach Us About Office Hierarchy

    Lindsay LaVine
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    Hierarchy can both improve and undermine a team. Be sure all your colleagues have a voice in the boardroom, or face the consequences.What do mountain climbers, surgeons, and business leaders have in common? They all are members of high-stakes teams, and hierarchical structures within these groups can both benefit and devastate them.Read Full Story
  • Doctor Visits Are So 2014

    Elizabeth Segran
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    The house call is back. And that miserable, expensive schlep to your primary care physician could one day be a thing of the past.There is nothing worse than being sick—except, perhaps, having to go to the doctor when you're sick. You know the drill: While tending to your drippy nose and hoping your scratchy voice is comprehensible, you call the clinic to schedule a doctor's visit only to be put on hold for twenty minutes, then given an appointment for three weeks from now. As your fever rises, you decide to take matters into your own hands by dragging your weary self the emergency room,…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
     Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei, and putting it out in front of Samsung, which placed third overall. Canalys credits the large screen of the newest smartphone… Read More
  • Lockitron Announces The $99 Bolt, A Deadbolt You Can Unlock With Your Phone

    Kyle Russell
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
     Y Combinator alum Lockitron is today launching the Bolt, a $99 follow-up to its original crowdfunded keyless-entry gadget. Read More
  • Fuse Raises $2.8M For Design-Centric App Development Platform

    Sarah Perez
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
     Fuse, an Oslo and now Palo Alto-based startup offering a iOS and Android app development platform, emerged from stealth today while also announcing $2.8 million in new funding as it heads to launch. The funding was led by investor Northzone, a Nordic firm and Spotify backer. The company is also backed by Alliance Venture and other private investors. The Fuse platform has been in private… Read More
  • Pushbullet Can Now Send Your iOS Notifications To Your Mac, Raises $1.5M

    Greg Kumparak
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
     Since around March of last year, Pushbullet has done a damned good job of forwarding messages and notifications from your Android phone to your Mac. Today, Pushbullet gains support for iOS — and while they’re at it, they’ve launched a dedicated Mac app and raised $1.5M. Read More
  • Prosper Marketplace Buys American Healthcare Lending For $21 Million

    Jonathan Shieber
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
     Online lending company Prosper Marketplace has agreed to buy American Healthcare Lending in a $21 million deal to further diversify its lending platform. Salt Lake City-based American Healthcare is a network that gives doctors and other healthcare providers the ability to offer loans to patients for elective medical procedures at their offices. “This acquisition is an important part of… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
  • Advice or criticism?

    Seth Godin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    It's quite natural to be defensive in the face of criticism. After all, the critic is often someone with an agenda that's different from yours. But advice, solicited advice from a well-meaning and insightful expert? If you confuse that with criticism, you'll leave a lot of wisdom on the table. Here's a simple way to process advice: Try it on. Instead of explaining to yourself and to your advisor why an idea is wrong, impossible or merely difficult, consider acting out what it would mean. Act as if, talk it through, follow the trail. Turn the advice into a new business plan, or a presentation…
  • Two kinds of hustle

    Seth Godin
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    There's the hustle of always asking, of putting yourself out there, of looking for discounts, shortcuts and a faster way. This is the hustle of it it doesn't hurt to ask, of what you don't know won't hurt you, of the ends justifying the means. This hustler propositions, pitches and works at all times to close a sale, right now. This kind of hustler always wants more for less. This kind of hustler will cut corners if it helps in getting picked. Then there's the hustle that's actually quite difficult and effective. This is the hustle of being more generous than you need to be, of speaking…
  • How loud and how angry?

    Seth Godin
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency. When a surgeon asks the nurse for a scalpel, she doesn't have to raise her voice, stamp her foot or even make a face. She merely asks. When a pilot hits a tough spot, he's not supposed to start yelling at air traffic control. He describes the situation and gets the help he needs. And despite what you may have seen in the movies, successful stock traders don't have to start screaming when there's more money on the line. Compare this to the amateur world of media, of customer service and of marketing.
 
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    WIRED

  • The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private

    Issie Lapowsky
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Facebook is about to be invaded by cat photos. Strike that. Facebook is about to be invaded by even more cat photos. The post The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private appeared first on WIRED.
  • Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools

    Cade Metz
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Twitter is more than it was yesterday. And that’s true in more ways than one. Today, the popular social networking service began offering two new tools: one for taking, editing, and sharing videos on your mobile phone (see left), and another for trading private messages among groups of people (see below, left). According to Twitter […] The post Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools appeared first on WIRED.
  • Would You Rather Have a Potato Chip or a Penny?

    Rhett Allain
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Which is worth more? A potato chip or a penny? The post Would You Rather Have a Potato Chip or a Penny? appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Convertible Pannier You Can Strap to Your Back or Bike

    Christina Bonnington
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    North St. Bags' Route Nine Convertible does double duty, converting from a sturdy pannier to comfortable backpack depending on your needs, and looking handsome in either mode. The post A Convertible Pannier You Can Strap to Your Back or Bike appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Up With That: The Gross Chemistry Behind That Funky Wet-Dog Smell

    Nick Stockton
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    The science behind how water releases the funk from all the yeasts and bacteria hiding in your dog's fur. The post What’s Up With That: The Gross Chemistry Behind That Funky Wet-Dog Smell appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Going from a Blog to a Vlog: What the Big Companies Can Teach Us

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is a guest contribution from social media analyst Matthew Yeoman. The move online from only having a blog for your online marketing is, of course, one which has long since been abandoned. Brands now have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on and on to promote their website and the blogs themselves. A trend towards video, with YouTube leading the way, has lead to the rise of the vlog as the next big thing in content marketing. Many of the biggest brands in the world are on YouTube. They are killing it with views, subscribers (there’s a familiar term for bloggers), and brand exposure.
  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Image via Flickr user twicepix. This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Victor Ijidola. Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. But then, we don’t want our readers to see us as being too promotional. So often we say little or nothing about our product, thereby making a lot of them read, get value, and leave. without ever having a glimpse of what we sell. Honestly, that doesn’t sound good for business. So how do you solve this puzzle? Here’s the truth: Millions of people visit…
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. As you know eBay, Amazon, and all these the other sites spend millions to do one thing. And that’s win people’s trust. How much are you spending to build trust with new people? And how exactly are you doing this? I understand they’re not making time anymore, but trust doesn’t come easy either. Knowledge is ever…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • How to Stay Motivated to Keep Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

    Elise Nussbaum
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    "Bring your lunch!" chirp bloggers giving advice to those who wish to save money. "Cook a stew on Sunday night and it will feed you at work all week long!" "Pack up leftovers from the night before!" This advice isn't wrong; a little planning and a little flexibility can definitely help your food budget, particularly if you are surrounded by spendy lunch options. But there are other reasons why people go to Chipotle, Chop't and Panera, among them the time outside, workplace camaraderie, lack of interest in cooking, the phrase "sad desk lunch," and the need to…
  • Remove Stamps from Letters With Your Microwave

    Kristin Wong
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration. But it can be easily remedied with a few seconds in the microwave.Read more...
  • Gizmodo Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Jalopnik Feds Have Bee

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Gizmodo Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Jalopnik Feds Have Been Spying On Millions Of Cars In The U.S. | Jezebel Men Promise Brooklyn Women 8 to 12 Inches, Deliver 4.3 | Kotaku 'We Want Refunds!' - Why Pro Wrestling Fans Are So Angry Again Read more...
  • Alfred Remote Triggers Alfred Actions from Your iOS Device

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    iOS: Alfred's best known as a supercharged application launcher , but if keyboard shortcuts aren't always your thing, their new iOS app controls all your Alfred action from a remote app.Read more...
  • Twitter users can now shoot, edit and upload videos natively within the service's app.

    Andy Orin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Twitter users can now shoot, edit and upload videos natively within the service's app. Additionally, you can now hold private direct message conversations with a group of people. Read more about the new features on the Twitter blog.Read more...
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  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features

    Juli Clover
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Apple's iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. As noted by German site iFun.de, Apple's web-based Photos app has also gained a new feature that allows users to send photos via email directly from the website, making sharing photos easier than ever before. The addition of new zoom and email features follows a major November update to the iCloud.com Photos app, which began allowing users to upload photos to iCloud for the first time. Before the addition…
  • OS X 10.10.2 Includes Fix for 'Thunderstrike' Hardware Exploit Affecting Macs

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple is readying a fix in OS X 10.10.2 for the so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit targeting Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports, iMore has learned. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability by making code changes in the upcoming software update that prevent a Mac's bootrom from being replaced or rolled back to a previous state in which it could be attacked.To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac's boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible…
  • Rumored 'iPad Pro' and Companion Stylus Imagined in New Renderings

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Following an influx of rumors surrounding the "iPad Pro" and a possible stylus accessory launching around the same time, well-known 3D modeler and designer Martin Hajek has created a series of concept renderings for each device on his blog. Hajek's models include several details rumored for the iPad Pro, which has been claimed to carry a 12.2 - 12.9 inch display and fall in line with the rounded design of the current iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The renderings are based on some design drawings that surfaced last November, with Hajek noting the design brings back the larger bezels seen in…
  • Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with The Telegraph, Woodside states the company had plans to include the finger-sensing feature in the Nexus 6, which was launched late last year, but due to Apple's poaching of "the best supplier" for the technology and other suppliers not meeting quality expectations, Motorola decided to remove the feature before launch. “The secret behind that is that it was…
  • Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

    Richard Padilla
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the company's factory in Austin, Texas. Apple's A8 chip Last month, a report from Korea's ET News said that Samsung had begun work on the processor in Texas. Previous reports noted that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would be producing the A9 chip, although Samsung was…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
  • What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand

    Chris Brogan
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    I recently picked up the Amazon Fire TV Stick so I could stream movies from Amazon Prime on my TV for the kids and stuff. I figured it’d be a little more “family” feeling than watching off my 11 inch laptop screen. I suddenly learned so much more about visual media and how much it’s coming to mirror the way USA Today thought about delivering information from as far back as when they launched in the early 80s. We love molecular media. Continue ReadingThe post What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand appeared first on…
  • Business Podcast for You?

    Chris Brogan
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Want a business podcast to listen to this year? Get mine! The Owner’s Mind. You can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher or via this website or you can dump the RSS feed in whatever player you want. Continue ReadingThe post Business Podcast for You? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

    Brian Clark
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: This is the second of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the first episode here: Position Your Content Curation for Success With These 5 Essential Elements. A key aspect of last week’s episode was identifying the purpose of any smart content curation project – audience building. Specifically, building an audience asset in the form of an email list. This week we’re focusing exactly on that essential element. After smartly positioning your curation project, you want to do everything you can…
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+

    Eric Enge
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google+ seems to be the social network that people love to hate. The industry almost has an internal clock about when to print the next article about Google+ dying. So what’s the real story here? Is Google+ going to die soon? Should you invest time in it? I will outline the way I look at it in today’s post, and while I will bring in many discussion points, bear in mind that for Google it’s all about the data. Whether or not Google+ lives or dies will be determined by its utility as a data source, because data is money for Google. Read on for all the details of this story.
  • Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think

    Danny Iny
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Imagine you’ve just launched your first product. It’s a short little course, just a few weeks long, that teaches the “DIY” version of the topics you help people with every day. You built it once, delivered it online, and now it works for you while you’re off doing other activities you love. This online course has been a transformative force in your life. You’ve found financial freedom, because you’re no longer constrained by the economics of trading time for money. And you’ve multiplied your impact, making the world a better place for dozens,…
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Guide to Inspirational Writing

    Brian Clark
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state…
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    Macworld

  • New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    There's a new browser aiming to win the hearts and minds of power users. Called Vivaldi, the Chromium-based browser comes from a team led by Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and former CEO of Opera Software. Vivaldi is available now as a technical preview for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The overall look of Vivaldi is a mix of a classic browser UI and the more sparse, modern interpretations in browsers like Chrome and Microsoft's upcoming Spartan. In the upper left corner, you have a small menu button; below that the address bar with home, back, forward and refresh buttons to its left. There is also…
  • The blame game: Everything is Apple's fault

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to the world of Internet tech coverage. The big, stupid, stinky onion that is the world of Internet tech coverage. The outside layer of this onion is benign. In this case, it’s an interview by the Telegraph with former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, architect of Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of the company. This is the plain brown wrapper in which we will find the eye-watering mess that is the heart of Internet tech coverage. This piece was picked up by Engadget, which extracts this from the interview:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Grim Fandango Remastered review: A legendary adventure brought back to life

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Nearly impossible to purchase for over a decade, you can now play Grim Fandango and understand why it's one of the best adventure games ever made.
  • Think Retro: Who else kinda misses their Zip disks?

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    These days, of course, the idea that 100MB is “a lot of data” is pretty preposterous. Shoot H.264 video at 1080p and 60fps for four seconds, such as on an iPhone 6, and you’ve generated a hundred megs of data. A little over 20 years ago, however, when Iomega introduced the original 100MB Zip disk, that was staggeringly huge for a removable disk. The wildly more common 3.5-inch floppies held 1.4MB. For context, the entry-level PowerBook 150, introduced in the same year, had a 120MB hard disk, and the base configurations of even 1994’s server Macs came with hard disks that were only…
  • The best weather apps for iPhone and iPad

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Of all the different kinds of apps that I regularly use on my iPhone, I probably spend the least amount of time with weather ones. That’s not to say I don’t like them, quite the contrary: I’ve downloaded so many of them over the years, I could probably go a year without needing to open the same one twice. But no matter which one I’m using, my time with it is relatively brief—I check the temperature, maybe scan the forecast, and close. Therein lies the beauty of a great weather app. Unlike note-takers or Twitter clients, weather apps aren’t designed to be used for any substantial…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    You didn’t really think we’d wrap up our endless1, mischievous2 mystery3 riddles4 just like that, did you? Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of the SmashingConf NYC 20155, we’ve prepared a new mystery riddle, and this one will be an exercise in patience and stubborness. No, it’s not going to be an easy one this time either, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. How does it work? Well, you know how it works. Below you’ll find the first of a few animated GIFs that contain a hidden Twitter hashtag. Your job is to discover those hashtags as fast…
  • “When Great Just Isn’t Good Enough” Smashing Conference NYC 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    SmashingConf NYC 20151 will challenge you to rethink how you design and build websites today — and how to touch someone’s heart with design. 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available tickets. With the main focus on practical takeaways from real-life projects, you might never be the same again. To the tickets.2 About The Conference You’ve been around for quite some time, haven’t you? You know your way around front-end, or UX methodologies, or mobile patterns, or even the obscure dark matter of responsive web design. But you might not…
  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

    Jacob Rossi
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.” So, what does this mean for us as designers and developers? What rendering engine will Spartan be using, and how will it affect our work? We spoke with Jacob Rossi, the senior engineer at Microsoft’s web platform team, about the new browser, the rendering engine behind it, and whether it’s going to replace Internet Explorer in the long run. This article, written by Jacob, is the result of our conversations, with a few…
  • How And Why To Make Side Projects Work At A Digital Agency

    Danny Bluestone
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    It’s no secret that the digital industry is booming. From exciting startups to global brands, companies are reaching out to digital agencies, responding to the new possibilities available. However, the industry is fast becoming overcrowded, heaving with agencies offering similar services — on the surface, at least. Producing creative, fresh projects is the key to standing out. Unique side projects are the best place to innovate, but balancing commercially and creatively lucrative work is tricky. So, this article looks at how to make side projects work and why they’re worthwhile,…
  • AngularJS’ Internals In Depth

    Nicolas Bevacqua
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    AngularJS presents a remarkable number of interesting design choices in its code base. Two particularly interesting cases are the way in which scopes work and how directives behave. The first thing anyone is taught when approaching AngularJS for the first time is that directives are meant to interact with the DOM, or whatever manipulates the DOM for you, such as jQuery (get over jQuery already1!). What immediately becomes (and remains) confusing for most, though, is the interaction between scopes, directives and controllers. After the confusion sets in, you start learning about the advanced…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Mixer Brush Tool with Pete Collins Join Pete Collins as he takes you on a walk through of the incredibly powerful Mixer Brush Tool. The key to getting the most out of the Mixer Brush is in understanding the four key settings that determine just how your strokes will look. Pete takes you through all of the options, shows you how each option works in concert with the others, how to leverage the built-in tool presets, and how to customize them to make your own brushes. Once you get the hang of the Mixer Brush you’ll find that you can create strokes, details, and looks that you just can’t…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Luke Copping!

    Brad Moore
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I was a teenager, I was a Canadian expat living in a US border town whose main interest outside of a rapidly growing fascination with photography primarily consisted of the acquisition and digestion of as much music as I could get my hands on. I mainly listened to a lot of punk, and even as I grew up there were certain things about that movement that stuck with me: bits of lyrics, simple lessons, a strong DIY ethic, etc.But it was the saying Talk – Action = 0, a slogan of Vancouver band D.O.A. that always resonated with me most. Even though it was originally meant to relate…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Choose Which Version of Lightroom to Buy

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buying Lightroom used to be simple. All you had to do was buy the full version of the program, and upgrade (if you wished) every time a new version came out. But ever since Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription service, photographers have been faced with two choices. You can still go for the standalone version, or you can buy Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud monthly membership. But how do you know which is the best option for you? Read on to find out. Creative Cloud is announced Adobe’s initial announcement of the Creative Cloud licensing concept was somewhat controversial as…
  • 4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

    Sarah Hipwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Warp command in Photoshop, showing the grid over a selection and the presets What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be distorted or transformed into a new shape. You may have seen popular online tutorials where the warp command was used to create a realistic page curl in Photoshop? How useful is the Warp Command as a photographer? Honestly, to answer this question it will depend on the type of photography you specialize in, and to what degree you post-process your images. For a lot of…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update: New Features

    Andrew S. Gibson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In December 2014 Fujifilm released the latest firmware upgrade (version 3.00) for its X-T1 camera. More than a minor upgrade, the new firmware adds a number of new features that greatly enhance the camera’s capabilities. Let’s take a look at ones most likely to be of interest to X-T1 owners. By the way, if you’d like to learn more about firmware (for all makes of camera) then read our article Updating Your Camera’s Firmware – What is it and Why It’s Important. Electronic Shutter A new electronic shutter allows you to take photos at shutter speeds of up to 1/32000…
  • Understanding the Basic Sliders in Adobe Camera Raw

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this short video tutorial by Tuts+ you can get a quick overview of how the basic sliders work in Adobe Camera Raw. It has a great demonstration using a white to black grayscale image which shows what each slider does, and which parts of your image each are affecting. There is also a good indicator of why you want to be shooting RAW format instead of JPG, showing the same corrections done on both formats and the difference the the larger RAW file makes. Enjoy the video: For more Photoshop tips check out our post-processing section. The Basic sliders in Lightroom do pretty much the same…
  • 6 Steps to Growing Your Photography Business Using a Recommended Vendors List

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this article I talk about a technique used in all types of business, but of course will relate it to photography. To make it easy to understand, I am going to discuss the technique specifically for wedding photographers. But it is important to know that the technique you will learn in this article can work for any type of photography niche or genre. Utilizing a business partner vendor list to grow your business How so? By creating something of value to offer website visitors, which will in turn get them to give you their name and email address. When someone offers you contact information…
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We've sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories - people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers' best work from the last year. See galleries
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
  • Highlight Warnings in Lightroom: Viewer Mail

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here.  We are all so excited that you guys are digging the direction of where we are going with Lightroom Killer Tips.  We also wanted to make sure that you guys know that we want this to be a resource for -you-.  If we can help in any way, please make sure you let us know.  Send us a tweet, comment on a page.  Every comment gets read here, and we can try to get to them in posts as we go along. To that, I wanted to answer a quick question on Highlight warning.  Gwen asks: “I know that in my camera I see blinking red when I shoot something that is…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple TV Updated with Sports Illustrated's New 120 SPORTS Channel

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Apple has updated the Apple TV today with a new channel for Sports Illustrated's 120 SPORTS network. 120 SPORTS was launched last year on iPhone, iPad and other platforms as a streaming platform for major sports networks, including the MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA TOUR, Nascar and leading college leagues. The 120 SPORTS channel provides sports fans with a collection of recent in-game highlights and other video content through the built-in Catch-Up and Timeline modes. Catch-Up provides a curated stream of the latest videos pertaining to trending sports topics, while Timeline allows users to watch the…
  • Twitter Updating iOS App With Group Messaging and New Video Features

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    Following a soft update that added a recap feature for top tweets last week, Twitter today announced a substantial feature update to its iOS and Android mobile apps that includes two new additions to the service: group messaging and "a new mobile video experience." Similar to the Direct Message feature, Group Messages will allow multiple users to converse privately amongst one another in a group chat room. Most notably, however, users won't need to already follow one another to be able to begin and engage in a Group Message conversation. Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement…
  • Western Union Now Accepting Apple Pay in United States

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    American payment services company Western Union announced on Tuesday that it now accepts Apple Pay as a way for customers to make money transfers and bill payments in the United States. iPhone users will be able to make NFC-based payments using their smartphones at Western Union's flagship locations and at kiosks in over 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide. Apple Pay support was launched at Western Union's iconic 1440 Broadway store in New York City and will be rolled out to other agent locations in the near future. The company operates over 65,000 agent locations across the…
  • Foxconn to Cut Workforce as Apple Expected to Announce Record-Breaking iPhone Sales

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Foxconn Technology Group, Apple's main assembly partner for iPhones, today announced (via Reuters) major plans to reduce its workforce due to "declining revenue growth and rising wages in China." The announcement comes mere hours before Apple's financial earnings announcement for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, in which the company is expected to announce record iPhone sales. The company doubled its labor costs in recent years following a few public scandals involving worker suicides and poor working conditions, while revenue growth has slowed. After a decade of steady increases following…
  • 'Bowling Central' Expands Wii-Style Gaming on Apple TV

    Eric Slivka
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Back in 2013, Rolocule debuted Motion Tennis, an iPhone game that brought Wii-style gaming to the Apple TV via AirPlay. Using AirPlay Mirroring, users could display the game on an Apple TV while using an iPhone as a tennis racket. The setup drew natural comparisons to Nintendo's Wii Sports, with the iPhone playing the role of the Wii Remote. Motion Tennis wasn't perfect, as it did suffer from minor lag and there were naturally concerns about users accidentally throwing their iPhones across the room or into their televisions, but it did serve as an interesting glimpse of both the potential of…
 
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