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  • Game changer: bread made from melted ice cream [video]

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    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yes, you read that right: you can make bread with melted ice cream. Actually, that's just about all you need––that and flour. Then bam, you got yourself some bread. The post Game changer: bread made from melted ice cream [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Apple's Twitter feed for games has Apple TV written all over it

    Mashable
    Adam Rosenberg
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Apple's newest Twitter account speaks directly to a long-underserved segment of the App Store clientele: Gamers. The App Store Games feed brings a more direct focus on interactive entertainment to Apple, which has traditionally been careful to skirt around having its products identified as gaming devices. With a profile that reads "Embrace the future of gaming. Straight from our Games Editors" and an opening volley of tweets that teases game tips, challenges and behind the scenes looks, it seems that attitude has changed. See also: Everything we think we know about the new Apple TV The launch…
  • Direct Response: How Tech Is Aiding The European Refugee Crisis

    Fast Company
    Neal Ungerleider
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Facebook and Amazon users are helping migrants get everything from clean underwear to a place to live.The European refugee crisis is reaching a fever pitch this week, with train stations flooded by migrants from the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. In response, citizens are going beyond charitable donations and are turning to social media and other novel tech methods to assist those in need. Interestingly, many of these projects actually leverage e-commerce in ways designed to help the refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and elsewhere.Read Full Story
  • Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    TechCrunch
    Lucas Matney
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:48 pm
     Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been aiming to create an invaluable educational experience for kids by helping them get acquainted with how computers work through putting the kit together. The Raspberry… Read More
  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
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  • Game changer: bread made from melted ice cream [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yes, you read that right: you can make bread with melted ice cream. Actually, that's just about all you need––that and flour. Then bam, you got yourself some bread. The post Game changer: bread made from melted ice cream [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Oddly suspenseful footage of harvest time in Ireland [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:37 pm
    If you've ever pondered how much of an impact music has on a video, this should answer the question with a firm "Plenty!" The post Oddly suspenseful footage of harvest time in Ireland [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Beautiful violin music accompanied by some rusty pipes [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Found poetry is when you texts from other sources to create new poems. This video must be found music, then: using whatever sound one comes upon (rusty pipes in this case) to make beautiful new music. The post Beautiful violin music accompanied by some rusty pipes [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This cat really, really doesn’t want to move [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Remember when you were a kid and didn't want to go to school? Your mom would nudge and you'd groan, "Ugh, just five more minutes." This is the cat version of that. The post This cat really, really doesn’t want to move [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Great surf made all the better when dolphins join the fun [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:16 am
    There was a crowd at Australia's Watego Beach in Byron Bay, but it wasn't just surfers of the human variety. The post Great surf made all the better when dolphins join the fun [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Apple's Twitter feed for games has Apple TV written all over it

    Adam Rosenberg
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Apple's newest Twitter account speaks directly to a long-underserved segment of the App Store clientele: Gamers. The App Store Games feed brings a more direct focus on interactive entertainment to Apple, which has traditionally been careful to skirt around having its products identified as gaming devices. With a profile that reads "Embrace the future of gaming. Straight from our Games Editors" and an opening volley of tweets that teases game tips, challenges and behind the scenes looks, it seems that attitude has changed. See also: Everything we think we know about the new Apple TV The launch…
  • Snoop Dog on Deflategate decision: 'I can't do nothin' but smoke'

    Sam Laird
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Like spring flowers after a May rainstorm, you knew hot takes would bloom all across this great and reasonable land once a federal judge finally issued his ruling in the balls-inspecting Deflategate marathon of a dispute between the New England Patriots and the NFL. But leave it to none other than Snoop Dogg to be the voice of reason in our moment of national hysteria See also: NFL: Odell Beckham Jr. is back to blow your minds again, people The hot takes poured in from the north, the south, the east and west after Thursday morning's decision in favor of the Patriots and Tom Brady. Brady has…
  • Get lost in Damien Rice's 'Hypnosis' music video from 'The Prophet' film

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:11 pm
    "The Blower's Daughter" singer Damien Rice is nowhere to be seen in his new music video for "Hypnosis" — one of two songs he recorded for producer Salma Hayek's animated film The Prophet. Like in the movie, different styles of animation take center stage to tell several storylines. The film was adapted from Kahlil Gibran's popular book of poems, hence the varying styles for each poem's plot. The new Star Wars BB-8 Droid is no match for a fleet of pouncy puppies T-Pain sang the National Anthem sans autotune at a Dodgers game You'll never feel more awkward than when watching exes talk…
  • The new Star Wars BB-8 Droid is no match for a fleet of pouncy puppies

    Lindsey Robertson
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Star Wars BB-8 Droid toy, which will be released on December 18, is already causing a stir — especially among this group of curious puppies. Vanity Fair shows just what happens when adorable puppies encounter the baffling toy droids. What the heck is this weird ball that rolls around all by itself? Is it MAGIC? Bottom line: Nothing is cuter than watching puppies get confused by something. Get lost in Damien Rice's 'Hypnosis' music video from 'The Prophet' film T-Pain sang the National Anthem sans autotune at a Dodgers game You'll never feel more awkward than when watching exes talk…
  • Gun stores banning Muslims prompts calls for Dept. of Justice investigation

    Huizhong Wu
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In an attempt to clamp down on what they fear may become a nationwide trend of discrimination, a civil rights group is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate several gun shops who have created "Muslim free zones." Six stores in six different states have declared that they will ban anyone who is Muslim or perceived to be Muslim from their stores. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with 81 other groups, called on the Justice Department to investigate these stores. See also: More than half of Republicans think Obama is a Muslim, according to new poll The six businesses…
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  • Direct Response: How Tech Is Aiding The European Refugee Crisis

    Neal Ungerleider
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Facebook and Amazon users are helping migrants get everything from clean underwear to a place to live.The European refugee crisis is reaching a fever pitch this week, with train stations flooded by migrants from the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. In response, citizens are going beyond charitable donations and are turning to social media and other novel tech methods to assist those in need. Interestingly, many of these projects actually leverage e-commerce in ways designed to help the refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and elsewhere.Read Full Story
  • Why Are You Still Making These Basic Email Privacy Mistakes?

    Steven Melendez
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Everybody knows never to mix personal and work email. But everybody does it anyway.It's the oldest Internet advice in the book: Keep your personal and professional online lives separate.Read Full Story
  • Note-Taking Just Became Easier With Google's New Voice Transcription Tool

    Neal Ungerleider
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:55 am
    Just in time for the school year, Google is upping its docs game.As the new school year gets off the ground, Google has updated Docs with a number of features that should help students be more productive and efficient. On Wednesday, Google introduced voice transcription, research capabilities, simpler data visualization tools, and Microsoft Office-style templates, along with the ability to take surveys and more easily check who recently edited a file.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: Come On Obama

    Rusty Foster
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    Got Milt?Question: What do these tabs all have in common? today was honestly awfulRead Full Story
  • This New Drone Is Designed To Safely Break Apart On Impact

    Daniel Terdiman
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Snap, from Vantage Robotics, features magnetic break-apart components and, surprisingly, a high-quality 4K camera.One of the biggest concerns people have about drones is that they are thought to be dangerous: People can lose control of them and endanger people and property, or fly them too close to aircraft and put entire flights at risk.Read Full Story
 
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  • Now Kids Can Build Their Own HD Display With The Kano Screen Kit

    Lucas Matney
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:48 pm
     Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been aiming to create an invaluable educational experience for kids by helping them get acquainted with how computers work through putting the kit together. The Raspberry… Read More
  • Goodbye, Docstoc

    Connie Loizos
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:21 pm
     Not so long ago, the financial products maker Intuit said it wanted to be “the operating system for small businesses.” Today, seemingly, it wants to be cloud-based accounting and tax services provider for all small businesses. Indeed, two weeks ago, Intuit announced the sale of three well-regarded businesses — Quicken, Quickbase, and Demandforce — that it no… Read More
  • Facebook Makes It Easier To Optimize Ad Campaigns Based On Conversions

    Anthony Ha
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Facebook is unveiling an improved version of its Conversion Lift measurement tool, which first launched in January. Previously, Facebook allowed you to measure whether your ad campaign was actually improving online and offline sales. Now, you can also test different ads to find the best approach. Read More
  • Amazon Acquires Elemental Technologies For A Reported $500 Million In Cash

    Connie Loizos
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:23 pm
     Amazon announced this afternoon that it’s acquiring Elemental Technologies, a backend mobile video service. It’s paying around $500 million in cash for the company, according to a new report from The Information. (Subscription required.) Amazon didn’t immediately return a phone call or email request for comment about that figure. The deal was orchestrated by… Read More
  • What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

    Jerry Bowerman
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
     If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. So when I say, “I have clear evidence that the app store model is dying,” you may look at me as skeptically as you’d view any wild-eyed street-corner prophet. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
  • No one knows

    Seth Godin
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    No one knows the right answer, no one knows precisely what will happen, no one can produce the desired future, on demand. Some people are better at guessing than others, but not by much. The people who are supposed to know rejected Harry Potter, Tracy Chapman and the Beatles. The people who are supposed to know sell stocks just before they go up, and give us rules of thumb that don't pan out. If you mistakenly believe that there's someone who knows, you're likely to decide that whoever that person it is, it's not you. And if it's not you, what a great reason to hesitate. In fact, the gap…
  • "Don't touch it, you might break it."

    Seth Godin
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    This is, of course, the opposite of, "Touch it, you can make it better." What's the default where you work?        
  • Failing, again

    Seth Godin
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 am
    Pema Chodron's new book is out this month. I was rendered speechless by her invitation to write the short foreword for the book, the first time I've ever agreed to do this. She's a caring, generous, magical person, a teacher with a special voice, one worth listening to. Why buy a book about failing? Because success is easier to deal with and you're probably doing fine with that. Because your narrative about failing is keeping you from succeeding. And because you will have far more chances to fail than you know what to do with... PS if you sign up this week, at this link, Sounds…
  • Day traders rarely make history

    Seth Godin
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    The short-term stuff is pretty easy to do well. Respond to incoming. Check it off your list. Next! The long-term stuff, on the other hand, is so easy to postpone, because tomorrow always sounds promising. And so we might hesitate to define the next project, or look for a new job, or visualize something that breaks what we're already used to. Two thoughts: a. Keep them separate. The best way to avoid long-term work is to be exposed to juicy short-term urgencies. b. Hesitate before spending your most alert and dedicated work time on the short-term tasks.  Day trading might be fun, but we…
 
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    WIRED

  • Chrysler Catches Flak for Patching Hack Via Mailed USB

    Andy Greenberg
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The company is asking its users to commit a security sin: Plugging a USB drive they receive in the mail into a sensitive computer. The post Chrysler Catches Flak for Patching Hack Via Mailed USB appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Finally Has a Gaming Twitter Feed

    Matt Peckham
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Does Apple's new social media presence for its gaming apps portend a bigger push into gaming soon? The post Apple Finally Has a Gaming Twitter Feed appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google’s Latest Update Makes Life Easier for Hypochondriacs

    Julia Greenberg
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Google will soon offer more quick, straightforward health information in search. So, hypochondriacs, maybe now you can finally take your doc off speed dial. The post Google’s Latest Update Makes Life Easier for Hypochondriacs appeared first on WIRED.
  • NYC Enlists Tech Types to Help Fix Its Uber Problem

    Issie Lapowsky
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Over the summer, the mudslinging between Uber and the City of New York got ugly. Now they're looking to the future together. The post NYC Enlists Tech Types to Help Fix Its Uber Problem appeared first on WIRED.
  • Remembering the Legend Behind ‘Form Follows Function’

    Liz Stinson
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Happy birthday, Louis Henry Sullivan. The post Remembering the Legend Behind ‘Form Follows Function’ appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Coming to you live from the depths of Melbourne winter – while the rest of the country (almost) is springing into spring, we’re still freezing our butts off. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see the sun soon! Here’s what I found interesting lately around the web: How to use a $5 Twitter ad To Redefine Your Digital Strategy //  Jon Loomer The Facebook Advertising guy changes tack with a cheap but effective way of getting audience insights on Twitter that you just can’t get anywhere else – advertising gold. 13 Lessons on Viral Content that got 36,177 Shares in…
  • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you want, text your friends, run errands, and be at home with your family, all while being employed. However, that list of things can often make it difficult to accomplish your work. If you’re struggling to find a productive schedule as a freelance blogger, consider these tips. Find Your Groove Everyone has a groove that spurs productivity. Maybe you need to sit in your office chair with the lights off, blinds shut, and a fuzzy blanket on your lap.
  • How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. Two years ago, my husband and I were just like any other American couple. We were both working in Corporate America, had a one and a half year old and another on the way. Our work schedules and commutes weren’t bad, we just weren’t doing work that we were passionate about. Someone else was also raising our child. It could have been much worse – our son was maybe in daycare for 30 hours per week. And the provider was great! It just wasn’t what we wanted. Plus, with another on the way, daycare was about to get real expensive! Since I’m…
  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook

    Guest Blogger
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. I love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. What I’m going to detail is like the concept of compound interest. At the beginning, the effects will be small  – but over time, as the system continues to work and you keep adding into it small bits, it becomes a monster. It involves Facebook. And while much has been said about Facebook’s diminishing reach, it still stands as the best platform to find and gather a purposeful audience and promote a blog. What I want to share with you isn’t how…
  • The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. Today’s episode is personal – my personal journey of the last nine months. I talked about it at the ProBlogger event a few weeks ago now in my opening keynote – an unexpected topic perhaps, but one that I think is so useful as the foundation of everything, including building a profitable blog. The question I want to ask you today is the question we get asked all the…
 
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  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

    Guy Kawasaki
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I’d like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you. I hate to admit this, but I’m not sure I’m man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the back–I mean this in only the most positive way! Think of it as a Zdeno Charo slapshot or a LeBron James dunk. It can hold a hockey bag–which is essential to me, and I was able to achieve 23.5 mpg on a drive from Santa Barbara to Menlo Park (not that mileage is a…
  • Test drive: Sony A7R II

    Guy Kawasaki
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Sony brought approximately twenty journalists and reviewers to Portland to try the a7R II and RX-10. I only used the a7R II, mostly with the Sony FE 2.8 35 mm lens (real men use prime lenses). These are samples of my pictures. I’m not a “real” photographer so if you see anything that’s sub-optimal, it’s probably me, not the lens or camera. Some of the key features: 42 megapixels Five-axis stabilization Maximum ISO of 102,400 4K video recording Here are some articles from other members of the trip: Engadget Steve Huff Imaging Resource Bottom line: much smaller…
  • The Official Guy Kawasaki Father’s Day Gift List

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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  • iPhone 6s Roundup Updated

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:56 pm
    We're just 6 days away from Apple's big iPhone event, which will see the debut of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The phones will include Force Touch, upgraded processors, improved front-facing and rear cameras, and a new rose gold color will be available. For more details on the new devices, check out our full iPhone 6s roundup. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Disk Management App 'DaisyDisk' Gets Major Overhaul With Faster Scanning Speeds, New Look • 'Steve Jobs' to Premiere at Telluride Film Festival This Weekend Ahead of October Release • Skype…
  • Apple Planning to Launch 4K 21.5-Inch iMac in Late October

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Apple will announce an updated 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display at the end of October alongside the release of OS X El Capitan, reports 9to5Mac. The new iMac will then begin shipping out to customers in early November. A new 21.5-inch Retina iMac has been anticipated for several months, following the discovery of code in OS X El Capitan that pointed towards a 21.5-inch machine with a resolution of 4096 x 2304. That code pointed towards Broadwell chips with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and AMD Radeon M380 - M395X discrete graphics, which may hint at the hardware we'll see in the updated iMac.
  • iPhone Continues to Increase Lead in U.S. Smartphone Market Share Ahead of 'iPhone 6s' Debut

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:48 am
    The latest data from digital media analytics firm comScore shows that Apple continues to increase its lead over Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC and other handset makers in U.S. smartphone market share, less than one week before the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. iPhones captured 44.2% market share among U.S. smartphone subscribers aged 13 and older based on a three-month average ending July 2015, an increase of 1.1 percentage points over the preceding three month average. Samsung's smartphone share in the U.S. dropped to 27.3% in July 2015, a decline of 1.3 percentage points over…
  • '6S Marketing' Ad Agency Asks Apple to Rename 'iPhone 6s'

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:05 am
    6S Marketing, an ad agency located in New York, is hoping to persuade Apple to change the name of its upcoming iOS device, the iPhone 6s, to the iPhone 7. The company has written an open letter addressed to Apple and rented several billboards, one in Times Square, reading "Dear Universe, Please call it the iPhone 7. Sincerely, 6S Marketing." 6S Marketing has also tagged its billboards with a campaign hashtag, #WeAre6S, which it says it uses to "highlight our unique and fun company culture." In the letter posted on its website, 6S Marketing goes on to say the company has heard rumors the…
  • Apple Focused on Improving Apple Music Ahead of Android Launch

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:51 am
    Just over two months after the launch of Apple Music, the streaming music service has received a mix of praise and criticism from early adopters. Beats 1 and curated playlists are among the most acclaimed features of Apple Music, while a confusing user interface and iTunes library issues have caused frustration among some users. Addressing those issues, iTunes executive Oliver Schusser told The Guardian on Thursday that the company is actively working to improve Apple Music, ahead of its launch on Android and Sonos-connected hi-fi systems in the fall.“There’s a lot of work going into…
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  • The Rich Employee by James Altucher

    Chris Brogan
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:41 am
    My friend, James Altucher has launched his new book, The RICH Employee. I’m so jazzed about it because this book is part of the Choose Yourself series and so wonderful. We did a Blab Video James and I did a video interview using the new Blab platform. You can watch it all here: Continue ReadingThe post The Rich Employee by James Altucher appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform

    Chris Brogan
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    As you know, I recently launched OwnerFUEL. It’s the media portion of my company, Owner. I wanted to share with you just how simple it was to launch, and what we did to get it up and running. I’ll tell you right up front that a lot of what I recommend hinges on you choosing to build on the Rainmaker platform. But I explain all the reasons why that’s the right choice. Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform Project Time: 2 Business DaysContinue ReadingThe post Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform appeared first on…
  • In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The tech world is awash with excitement because Instagram (over 300 million users) now supports photos and video uploaded in traditional landscape and portrait mode, instead of just square. Oddly, I think Instagram did the mobile web a favor by pushing for us to upload in the square format. In Praise of Square Photos Photographers and artists are already grumbling at me, I’m sure. But hear me out. Continue ReadingThe post In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Thinking about podcasting?

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    You don’t want to miss the Podcasting Workflows I put together over on OwnerFUEL. That is all.Continue ReadingThe post Thinking about podcasting? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • OwnerFUEL is Live

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    I’m happy to report that we just launched OwnerFUEL as the media property supporting Owner Media Group. OwnerFUEL is the “parent” of all the various media efforts we have created. Let me explain the plan. OwnerFUEL is Business, Marketing, and Sales Advice for You My site, chrisbrogan.com, is built as a kind of hybrid. It’s me. It’s also me talking about my business stuff. There’s a lot of ME here. So I wanted to create a property that was more about the subject than it is about me. Sure, I’m writing 95% of the articles (anything with my name on it is…
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Admit that You Are Terrible at Podcast Interviews (and Why This Matters for Your Success)

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Sometimes inspiration overcomes planning. For this episode, The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor had planned to cover an entirely different topic. Luckily, the record button had been hit during their pre-call discussion, so they decided to roll with it. This conversation goes deep and was entirely unplanned, but it became a revelation for the two of them, and they think that it will do the same for you. In this episode, Jerod and Jon have a completely unscripted and unplanned discussion about the journey to becoming a remarkable podcast interviewer. They struggle with this topic,…
  • Seth Godin’s Top Tips for Freelancers

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When Brian Clark started his first business in 1998, it turns out he did a lot of things right. It wasn’t until May of 1999 when Brian read a book called Permission Marketing that he realized what he was missing, which led to his first successful business. Since that time, Seth Godin has written several other marketing classics. In a wonderful twist of fate (given his influence on Brian), he’s even mentioned Brian in a couple of them. In short, when Seth has something to say, Brian is listening. Earlier this year, Seth created a course for unemployable types, specifically freelancers. So,…
  • How to Double Your Business with Practical Management and Measurement

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the second part of this series on The Mainframe, hosts Tony Clark and Chris Garrett discuss how you can grow your business with the right focus, measurement, and management processes. Listen in to get all the details. In this episode of The Mainframe: Why failure to measure the big stuff bleeds you dry fast and spells disaster long-term How to turn constraints into strategy Key questions you should start to answer right now Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and…
  • How (and Why) to Drive More Traffic to Your LinkedIn Posts

    Rainmaker.FM
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    The one and only Sonia Simone joins Sean Jackson and Mica Gadhia on The Missing Link to teach you about the art and science of driving traffic to your posts on LinkedIn. Sonia discusses the “people” aspect of all markets and how to find “your people.” You’ll learn about sharing your content through video and how it can tie successfully into your marketing strategy. And, Sonia is just fun to listen to. She has years of experience, and she shares openly in this episode about how you can get your LinkedIn content strategy right where you want it. This is a vivacious conversation you…
  • How to Choose a Solid Email Service and Build Your List on a Firm Foundation

    Beth Hayden
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whether you want to sell products from your website, advertise your coaching services, or promote a book, building an email list will allow you to bond with your prospects and make more sales. The big question is: if you know building a list is the smart thing to do as a content marketer, what’s stopping you? More than likely, you’re overwhelmed. There are a plethora of tools you can use to set up and manage your email list, and you may be completely confused. Conquer your email marketing confusion You probably have several questions: Which tool should you use? How much money should you…
 
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    Macworld

  • Some Uber trip info is publicly accessible through Google

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:01 pm
    When an Uber rider reaches his or her destination, the ride may be over, but information about it could live on through Google.On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for trip.uber.com produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.Each link leads to a Web site with a map showing the ride’s route, with the pickup and destination tagged with markers. A card on the page also shows the first name of the rider and driver, along the driver’s photo, make and model of the…
  • Privacy disclosures in kid apps are better, but still need work, says U.S. FTC

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Mobile apps aimed at children have improved privacy disclosures in the past three years, but as a group, still need work, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.About 45 percent of children’s apps now include a direct link to privacy policies on their app store pages, according to survey results from the FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation. That’s up from just 20 percent in December 2012, the FTC said in a blog post Thursday.Still, “the glass is both half-full and half-empty,” wrote the FTC’s Kristin Cohen and Christina Yeung, with the research and…
  • The mystery of the unsharable Google Apps calendar

    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Just a few days ago I had an intersting problem with sharing a Gmail calendar. The calendar belonged to a client with a corporate Google account for which he was the only authorized user. He’d recently acquired another company and wanted to create a shared calendar using email addresses that differed from his company domain.Simple enough, right?Well, not so much. Normally it’s easy to share a Google Calendar:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Catalyst shows off a waterproof Apple Watch case at IFA

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:50 am
    Catalyst began taking preorders for its waterproof Apple Watch case in August, but our colleagues at the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin just got to see one in person. It’s not the most attractive, since it fully covers the watch’s sides, including the button and the digital crown, and totally replaces the Apple Watch’s strap. Since the case covers the attachment points for compatible Apple Watch straps, you’ll have to use the included nylon strap instead. So far Catalyst is only offering the case for 42mm watches, with a preorder price of $60.To read this article in full or…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Getting close to September 9...

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:30 am
    ...plus, More and Spigen's designs for the next generation of iPhonesThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases features wallets, camo patterns, and battery packs from Speck, PureGear, SwitchEasy, and more! Plus, we’ll show you a sneak peak of cases designed for Apple’s next iPhone.CarvedHandmade in a number of different styles and patterns, the Random Puzzle (iPhone 5/5S, 5C, 6, and 6 Plus; $24 to $53) gently wraps your iPhone 6 in a natural solid wood exterior combined with a polycarbonate shell.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    ReadWrite

  • Why Samsung Just Announced New SmartThings Devices And Deeper Integrations

    David Nield
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Some of the biggest names in the global technology industry have been busy showing off their latest wares at the IFA show in Berlin this week. Among them was Samsung, and central to its moment in the spotlight was an upgraded SmartThings Hub and range of accompanying sensors. It's the first major product launch from SmartThings since it was acquired by Samsung last August.The kit is more streamlined and powerful, and the accompanying app is more intelligent; there are also some new developer tools to help reinforce Samsung's commitment to an open and connected smart home standard. The company…
  • Your Connected Product Could Be Your Best Customer Engagement Tool

    Brian Solis
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, futurist and author of X, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business As Usual.In a time when connectedness is part of everyday life and people have become online media platforms, customer experiences either work for a company or against it. Those experiences, now widely spread and shared so easily, have become the new brand. Brands are, as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once put it, "what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeThink about…
  • Tech Makers: Stop Treating Tablets Like Smartphones

    Liraz Margalit, PhD
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Guest author Liraz Margalit, PhD, is a web psychologist at ClickTale, a company that provides website optimization software and consulting.Smartphones and tablets both get us online, store our photos and keep track of our calendars. But they are not the same. In fact, user behavior varies quite a bit between the two.While they're both portable and sleek, and used to get online access when users are away from desktop computers, people have different mindsets around them. See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeIn the course of my job as a web psychologist, I’m…
  • Today's Developer: Multilingual, Excited For The Future ... And Worried About Keeping Up

    David Nield
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A new study, the Developer Insights Report, reveals some fascinating characteristics about today's developers: Apparently, they tend to be fluent in a variety of languages, excited about the rush of innovation sweeping the tech scene and, at the same time, overwhelmed by it all. The inaugural report, produced by the Application Developers Alliance and IDC, surveyed more than 850 developers about topics including the use of coding languages, types of projects tackled, attitudes about work and ambitions for the future. See also: JavaScript Dominates GitHub, Language Study…
  • It's Time For Deep Linking To Move Past The Plumbing

    Matt Thomson
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Matt Thomson is the chief product officer at Bitly.We've heard a lot about deep links so far this year. from Google at I/O and Apple at WWDC. My employer, Bitly, threw its hat in the ring, too. But I feel like the industry is stuck talking about how to implement deep links—and not why.With 70 percent of mobile commerce taking place inside apps, marketers need to take control of app re-engagement—with deep links. Similarly, deep links make it easier to move users from app to app. A classic example: Google Maps not only provides driving times but also offers…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Principles Of HTML5 Game Design

    Kamil Kaniuk
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:07 pm
      Visual effects in games define their overall look and feel, and gameplay. Players are attracted to high visual quality, which generate more traffic and reach. It’s key for creating successful games and providing a lot of fun for players. In this article I want to present a few ideas of how to implement different visual effects in <canvas>-based HTML5 games. These examples will be based on effects we made in our game, Skytte. I will explain the basic ideas supporting them and provide the effects used in our work.The post Principles Of HTML5 Game Design appeared first on…
  • Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

    Robert Hoekman Jr
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:48 am
      There are reasons you’re still saying the same thing after all these years — still talking about how it always seems like design gets tacked on to the end of the process. You should be at the concept meeting, you say, where you can make a real difference. I’ve been hearing it for 15 years. I once had a job where I got to say it myself a few times. I got tired of that pretty quickly. I don’t say it anymore. You shouldn’t either. Primarily because it’s not true.The post Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
  • Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

    Sergii Ganushchak &#38; Kate Abrosimova
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
      There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. For designers this means only one thing — they will have to adapt an application’s UI and UX to another platform while ensuring a consistent design language across the product. There are three different scenarios for UI multiplatform adaptation: retaining brand consistency; aligning with the conventions…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
      As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, but, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission seven years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd and that are bound to fuel your ideas. We are very thankful to all artists and designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing to this mission, who challenge their artistic abilities each month anew to keep the…
  • Web Development Reading List #101

    Anselm Hannemann
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
      What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don't have to. The reaction on the first post last week was quite overwhelming, so we moved from a bi-monthly frequency to a weekly frequency (for now). — Ed. Welcome back to the Web Development Reading List (WDRL) for this week. Instead of the previously announced biweekly schedule here on Smashing Magazine, I will post it in sync…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Toddler's image stops us in our tracks

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
  • Moghul: The Muslim world is broken

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
  • Was Tom Brady ambushed?

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Football, baseball, soccer and virtually every sport on the planet have one thing in common: They all have rules that are supposed to protect the integrity of the game. When rules get broken, everyone loses.
  • Facebook number: Great or scary?

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
  • The spirit of being and looking 'fresh'

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Silver Spring, Maryland, seemed like Candy Land when my mother, sister and I moved to Astoria, Queens, in 1977. My father, who was a professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., had run his relationship with my mother into the ground. He wound up moving to New York after my parents split, and I'm pretty sure that our arrival in Queens was connected to the idea of being able to maintain a fairly consistent, real-time relationship with pops.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 am
    Retouching Brides with Scott Kelby Learn new ways to retouch brides with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott demonstrates techniques targeted at helping photographers who have to do their own retouching to make the job quicker, easier, and more efficient. Dealing with skin tends to be the most important and most time consuming aspect of retouching brides, so Scott takes you step-by-step through a series of techniques that you can apply to a variety of situations, and he even shows you how to automate the techniques using Photoshop actions. It’s not all about skin though, Scott has techniques…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Adam Rohrmann!

    Brad Moore
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    Teaching a class here at KelbyOne is always an awesome experience. And my most recent project – DSLR Filmmaking: shooting a music video for the band Jule Vera – was certainly nothing short of just that. There were a lot of differences with this project versus my past music videos –specifically the budget. For the first time I was able to buy sets, props, wardrobe, special lighting, and a smoke machine. If you find yourself getting into a project like this, you must pay people. Pay them something, even if it’s $100. Paid people work better for you and it shows in the end. When hiring…
  • I’m Speaking at Canon Expo 2015 in New York Next Week!

    Scott Kelby
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s a huge event, held once every five years in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai and not only is it my first time attending, I’m actually teaching a session in the conference track, and get this — it’s not Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography related. Canon asked if I might do a business class this time around, so I’m really excited to be doing a class next Thursday (a week from this Thursday), called “How to Present Like a Pro” where I’ll share my favorites tips and techniques for making presentations that rock. But besides my class……
  • Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video)

    Scott Kelby
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably seen me posting some shots from a class I’ve been working on about my location lighting set-up. I had four different location shoots planned for the class (we wrapped up taping last week), but the day before Photoshop World we did the first shoot out on a dry lake bed just outside Vegas. Here’s one of the shots from the shoot. It’s lit with just one flash and it’s the replacement for what has been my go-to kit for years now — the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra — the new model…
  • Worldwide Photo Walk Update: Now 455 Photo Walks Organized Around the World!

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The post Worldwide Photo Walk Update: Now 455 Photo Walks Organized Around the World! appeared first on Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider.
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    Digital Photography School

  • Landscape Photography from the Side of the Road

    Leanne Cole
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. For most people the idea of landscape photography means getting a good backpack that can carry everything, then hiking for miles to a destination. You need to be fit, and prepared for anything that might happen. You might have to camp, and sleep, out in the wilderness. It would be an adventure, and you get to photograph some areas that others never get to see. I…
  • 5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

    Chris Corradino
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses are not typically the ideal choice for outdoor images. By including too much information, you risk losing the subject to visual clutter. This creates a unique challenge for landscape photography. While it’s tempting to…
  • Landscape Photography and the Human Element

    Jeremie Schatz
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. When I think of landscape photography, my mind conjures up a towering mountain vista with a glowing tarn sprawled out in the foreground, or a tumbling torrent flanked by evergreens. It’s hard to not be drawn in by a great landscape image. After all, most of us yearn for wilderness or a connection to nature, especially in our electronics-dominated lifestyles. Of…
  • 6 Tips for Better Low-Light Landscape Photography

    Chris Corradino
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. A glorious sunset will always attract a crowd of photographers. Yet the moment the sun dips behind the horizon, it seems everyone departs in a hurry. What they don’t realize is how exceptional the scene can become at dusk and into the early evening. The hours following sunset are actually ideal for landscape photos. Of course, working in low light isn’t…
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to off-brand (or third party) camera gear, do you feel a bit skeptical? I was in the same boat for my entire photography career, choosing to invest exclusively in Nikon gear when I was a Nikon shooter, then all Canon when I switched over for the Canon 5D Mark III. “You get what you pay for” is what all of my photography colleagues would tell me, and I was an avid believer until this past summer when I invested in my first ever off-brand camera lens: the Sigma 35mm f/1.4. Dubbed Sigma’s true flagship lens, the 35mm f/1.4 debuted in 2012 as the very first…
 
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  • Playdate: Going back to school with 'No Pineapple Left Behind'

    Timothy J. Seppala
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Back to school. Those three words can strike fear in even the hardiest of kids. We're celebrating the beginning of the semester a little differently, because, well, that's what we do on Playdate. Rather than spend the afternoon quoting Billy Madiso...
  • Autonomous robosub hunts starfish with poison-tipped needles

    Andrew Tarantola
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) are voracious coral consumers with a propensity for population explosions, which makes them very real threats to the world's coral reefs. And while they're typically held in check by fish higher in the food chain, ov...
  • Apple will reportedly outfit the 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display

    Billy Steele
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Almost a year ago, Apple put a Retina display inside its 27-inch desktop. A report from 9to5Mac says we could see a high-res panel on the smaller 21.5-inch model soon as well. The word comes from Mark Gurman, who has a solid track record for news l...
  • Samsung teases Galaxy View tablet at the end of IFA event

    Billy Steele
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Samsung is making a habit of teasing its next announcement at the end of launch events. After today's Gear S2 official reveal, the company teased a new tablet: the Galaxy View. Of course, details are quite scarce right now, but we do know that the...
  • Waze sued for allegedly stealing map data

    Roberto Baldwin
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Google and its mapping service Waze are being dragged to court over allegations that Waze stole data from a rival's map database. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday by PhantomAlert alleges that the navigation app used propr...
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    Strobist

  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You are currently in blog view. Click here to revert to knowledge bank view.QA: Shooting Events Without TTL FlashReader Christopher Wharton has a flash-camera combo that will not work in TTL mode, so how he can shoot run-and-gun events?Long forgotten in the age of TTL, this post explains how to use your flash's "automatic" mode.Read full postKinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitchSee that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the…
  • QA: How to Shoot Events Without TTL Flash

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Technology is great. But it can also make us its slave. For instance, TTL flash is pretty good at solving lighting problems on the run. (See, McNally? I'm open-minded...) But those problems existed long before we had TTL flash—or TTL exposure metering, for that matter.And yet, we solved them on a regular basis. Even without feedback on the backs of our cameras. Or autofocus. While walking five miles to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways.Read more »
  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:25 am
    This year's IFA show in Berlin saw the introduction of the Polaroid Snap instant digital camera. It features a 10 megapixel sensor and integrated ZINK Zero Ink printer that produces 2 x 3 inch adhesive-backed color photos using heat-activated dye crystals and a polymer overcoat rather than ink. Read more
  • Ricoh Theta S boosts resolution, introduces Google Street View integration

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ricoh has unveiled the latest version of its 360-degree camera, the Theta S. Thanks to two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors, the S is capable of 14MP 360-degree still image capture, up from the previous model's 6MP images. Brighter lenses, 1080/30p video and integration with Google's new Street View app are all onboard. Read more
  • Epson UK announces SC-P400, the smallest and lightest A3+ pigment printer on the market

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Epson UK has announced a further model to the SC range of A3+ printers with the SC-P400, a printer it claims is smaller and lighter than any other A3+ pigment inkjet machine. Although no pricing has been released, the new model is said to be part of an 'affordable' package that includes the lowest cost pigment ink-set on the market. Read more
  • Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium features first 4K screen on a production smartphone

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium today, boasting a 5.5" 4K display. It was unveiled alongside the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and each offers a new 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor with an F2.0 lens. A new hybrid AF system claims to acquire focus in 0.03, which would make it the fastest AF system on any current smartphone camera. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Practical De-hazing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #2: Use the built-in catalog backup function While Lightroom doesn’t have any functionality for keeping your photo library backed up, it does have an excellent mechanism for regularly and automatically creating a backup copy of your catalog. After all, the Lightroom catalog is where all the work you do inside of Lightroom is stored, so why wouldn’t you want it backed up? Over the years I’ve heard from a few people who avoid the built-in catalog backup function because they already regularly backup the drive their working catalog is on, or because they have Lightroom configured to write…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
  • Black and White preference

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is turned on in the Preferences panel under the Presets tab. This will give you a head start in tweaking and fine tuning your black and white mix instead of looking at a straight row of sliders and having to guess at the best mix. Make sure that Auto-mix is turned on Without Auto-mix turned on, when you click on Black and White all of the sliders are in the middle With Auto-mix now there is a lovely wave in the sliders and you have…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Skype Updates iOS and Android Apps With New Design, Improved Messaging, and Enhanced Search

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    Skype today announced a new update for both its iOS and Android mobile apps that introduce a new design experience, a few tweaks to the service's messaging functions, and some enhanced search functionality. The new update, version 6.0, promises to be a "simple, familiar" experience for Skype users, but with a bevy of new features and touch inputs that will help the service's users get in and out of conversations with more ease. The company has introduced swipe gestures to do just that, letting users quickly start calls and manage message threads with quick and easy right and left swipes. The…
  • Griffin Expands Survivor Lineup With Two New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Griffin today announced an expansion of its popular Survivor case lineup for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, introducing the new Survivor Summit and the Survivor Journey. Like its existing Survivor cases, both the Summit and the Journey offer military grade protection for Apple's iPhones. The Survivor Summit is Griffin's most protective Survivor case yet, featuring a sealed weatherproof design that's resistant to dust, rain, mud, and snow. It includes a screen shield that both serves as a stand and protects the touchscreen and home button from grime. With rubber bumpers and a built-in impact…
  • Apple Sells Over 1 Million Apple Watches in China, Increases 'iPhone 6s' Orders Ahead of Launch

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:29 am
    Apple is believed to have sold over over 1.07 million Apple Watches in China, according to data analysis company TalkingData (via Business Insider). The company uses a monitoring platform supported by over 80,000 mobile apps -- including the country's most popular app WeChat, with over 1 billion registered users -- to receive its data. Many remain curious as to how many Apple Watches the company has sold specifically, but Apple continues to remain firm on not assigning a tangible number to the sales figures of its new wearable device. After a few weeks of speculation, in July CEO Tim Cook…
  • Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip. Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded adhesive-backed strip that can be used behind televisions, under desks, and more, as mood lighting within the home. The new Lightstrip Plus is an enhanced version of the Lightstrip, adding brighter, tunable white light in addition to the 16 million color options of the original. As an indirect source…
  • CBS Sports to Stream Super Bowl 50, Other NFL Games Free on Apple TV

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:14 pm
    CBS Sports this week announced it will expand its streaming NFL coverage on the Apple TV, with plans to stream two regular season games, four playoff games, and Super Bowl 50. The games will be available on laptops, computers, and tablets via CBSSports.com, in addition to being available on connected television devices like the Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, and Chromecast. Games will be streamed live and will be free to watch, with no cable authentication required. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins in London will be the first regular live game streamed for free, and it will be broadcast on October…
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  • World's biggest twin-engine jetliner closer to real

    Guessy1
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Boeing finalizes basic design for 777X airliner, which has huge, folding wings and is on track to be the world's largest twin-engine jetTags: BoeingBoeing 777Xaviationaviation industryairplane design
  • Quiz: Can you identify these skylines?

    maureenohare
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:43 am
    In honor of National Skyscraper Day on September 3, we're highlighting distinctive skylines around the world. Take a look at the silhouettes and guess which cityscape you're seeingTags: skyscrapersarchitectureskylinescityscapes
  • Controversial porn star metro cards sell out in Taiwan

    karlac1
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Public opinion is divided over a set of sexy new Taipei metro cards featuring Japanese porn actress Yui HatanoTags: pornographymetro cardspublic transportation
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    barry.neild
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    Ambassadors urged to deploy fine dining diplomacy as country's chefs feel the heat from foreign rivalsTags: foodrestaurants
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    hiufu
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    From New Delhi to Pune, meet the Instagrammers bringing India's best stories to life in square format, multi-filter gloryTags: Instagram
 
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