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  • How to get 90% of your work done before noon

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Wouldn't it be great if you could knock off most of what it usually takes eight hours to do long before the 2:00 pm hour of exhaustion hits? The post How to get 90% of your work done before noon appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Home design with pets in mind

    Mashable
    Stephanie Walden
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    We love our pets. We pamper them with decadent treats, dress them for comfort in inclement weather and spoil them with accoutrements fit for royalty. See also: A dog dressed as a bear on the treadmill will get you through this week So it's no surprise that there's a variety of home decor designed specifically for your pet-friendly abode. There's no reason to mess with your home's delicate feng shui when adding a furry friend to your environment. Home furnishings for pets come in almost any color and size, in styles ranging from covert to chic — though it's up to you to keep Fido…
  • Lost in Translation: What Surprises International Startups About Silicon Valley

    Fast Company
    Sarah Kessler
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Startup communities are booming around the world. But small differences can make for difficult conversations.When Mike Judge described his fictional creation, the HBO show Silicon Valley, with its send-up of startup gurus, coding nerds, and Kid Rock-hosted launch parties, it sounded more like a documentary. "In a way, you just televise (reality)," he told Fast Company. "Then you get credit for satire, when sometimes all you're doing is putting it on TV."Read Full Story
  • Find Your Zen With Desert Golfing

    TechCrunch
    Kyle Russell
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
     If you’re looking for something to do while sitting around with family as you all process the remainder of the Thanksgiving meal still working its way through your digestive tract, I’ve got something for you that will take very little effort but still provides hours of entertainment. Read More
  • The fear of freedom

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    What will you do next? What can you learn tomorrow? Where will you live, who will you connect with, who will you trust? Are questions better than answers? Maybe it's easier to get a dummies book, a tweet or a checklist than it is to think hard about what's next... It's certainly easier to go shopping. And easier still to buy what everyone else is buying. We live in an extraordinary moment, with countless degrees of freedom. The instant and effortless connection to a billion people changes everything, but instead, we're paralyzed with fear, a fear so widespread that you might not even notice…
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  • How to get 90% of your work done before noon

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Wouldn't it be great if you could knock off most of what it usually takes eight hours to do long before the 2:00 pm hour of exhaustion hits? The post How to get 90% of your work done before noon appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How touchscreens work [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    We use them almost every day, but do we ever stop to think about how touchscreens actually work? In this video, you'll get a quick and dirty primer on how these amazing pieces of technology work. The post How touchscreens work [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hilariously bad lip reading of the “Hunger Games” [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bad Lip Reading is back, and now it's riffing on the Hunger Games. It's hard to imagine how such a dark movie could become so absurd and funny, but with these bad lip readers the movie becomes immediately hilarious. The post Hilariously bad lip reading of the “Hunger Games” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Girl takes selfie every day for 6.5 years [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Meet Beckie. Beckie started taking pictures of herself every day on September 12, 2007. This video takes us to March of 2014. She plans to keep doing this project as long as she can. It's already surreal to watch her age six years in a few minutes. Imagine how creepy it would be to see her age ten, fifteen, or twenty years? The post Girl takes selfie every day for 6.5 years [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Slo-mo view of a bug zapper [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    After you watch this video, you might never use a bug zapper again. The poor little basically get exploded when they hit these electrified tennis rackets. Obviously, if you're squeamish you may want to skip this one. The post Slo-mo view of a bug zapper [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • Home design with pets in mind

    Stephanie Walden
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    We love our pets. We pamper them with decadent treats, dress them for comfort in inclement weather and spoil them with accoutrements fit for royalty. See also: A dog dressed as a bear on the treadmill will get you through this week So it's no surprise that there's a variety of home decor designed specifically for your pet-friendly abode. There's no reason to mess with your home's delicate feng shui when adding a furry friend to your environment. Home furnishings for pets come in almost any color and size, in styles ranging from covert to chic — though it's up to you to keep Fido…
  • 9 alternative hashtags for when you want to avoid Black Friday madness

    Andrea Romano
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    Black Friday doesn't always have to be about opening your wallet. Plenty of people on social media, especially those who are emphatically anti-Black Friday, have found alternative ways to express themselves on the biggest shopping day of the year. See also: What not to buy on Black Friday Twitter users, for instance, are sending out hashtags to encourage others to forgo the frenzy. After all, logging online to shop on Cyber Monday is a lot easier than pushing your way through Macy's. Whether they're helping out their communities, taking on social justice issues or simply opting to shop on a…
  • 11 things we learnt from 'wear your band T-shirt to work day'

    Tim Chester
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    LONDON — Once a year, digital radio station BBC 6 Music asks its listeners to wear a band T-shirt to work, and send in their photos. Using the hashtag #6MusicTShirtDay, which has been trending for much of Friday, it's a chance to celebrate those dusty old tees at the bottom of your drawer and rediscover familiar sounds from the past. Listeners and musicians alike jumped at the chance to show off their threads. See also: 15 shirts that will break the ice no matter where you are @BBC6Music Husband wins #6MusicTShirtDay by wearing the ultimate Band tshirt - THE Band. — Silly Goose…
  • Five quotes: David Cameron’s changing position on immigration

    Blathnaid Healy
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    LONDON — The Prime Minister has said migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months and they must work for four years before receiving some benefits. See also: 5 Obama quotes that chart his changing course on immigration In a speech to workers at a JCB factory in the West Midlands Friday, David Cameron, who is hoping the new measures will halt criticism over his immigration policies, said he would take back more control from the European Union We've looked at some of Cameron's statements on Europe and immigration since the last general election…
  • Walmart workers across U.S. protest on Black Friday for better pay and benefits

    Jessica Plautz
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Black Friday is the most infamous shopping day of the year in the U.S. And for Walmart workers, it is becoming an important day to call for increased pay and benefits. By planning online on Facebook, Twitter and forums, organizers have coordinated protests at about 1,600 Walmarts in 49 states, from Ellsworth, Maine, to San Diego, California. The cross-country protests have grown in magnitude since 2012 when just 28 stores in 12 states participated. See also: Police called to stores across UK as Black Friday attracts big crowds The average salary for sales associates and cashiers at Walmart is…
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  • Lost in Translation: What Surprises International Startups About Silicon Valley

    Sarah Kessler
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Startup communities are booming around the world. But small differences can make for difficult conversations.When Mike Judge described his fictional creation, the HBO show Silicon Valley, with its send-up of startup gurus, coding nerds, and Kid Rock-hosted launch parties, it sounded more like a documentary. "In a way, you just televise (reality)," he told Fast Company. "Then you get credit for satire, when sometimes all you're doing is putting it on TV."Read Full Story
  • The Co.Design Guide To Black Friday 2014

    Carey Dunne
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Two-sided colanders, digital notebooks, inexpensive standing desks: our favorite multifunctional goodies from 2014.Products with just one function are so passe. In 2014, phones are also cameras and bracelets are also sleep trackers. Multifunctional products can save users space and money—why have three bulky things when you could lump them into one sleek thing? What follows is a guide to ten highly original multifunctional products we came across in 2014—a bicycle saddle that doubles as a bike lock, a colander that doubles as a bowl, and more. Their transformational abilities make us feel…
  • Internet Dads: On Having "The Talk" In The Digital Age

    Bijan Stephen
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The birds and the bees and...the Internet.No one knows for sure where the phrase "the birds and the bees" came from, or when exactly it became the foremost euphemism for the sex talk. (There are theories.) Consensus, though, dates the phrase to February 21, 1825, when Samuel Taylor Coleridge composed his famous poem Work Without Hope. An excerpt: All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair— The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing— And Winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! And I the while, the sole unbusy thing, Nor honey make, nor pair,…
  • I Hated Keeping A Gratitude Journal--Here's What Worked Instead

    Allison Jones
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    Keeping a gratitude journal is a nice idea, but it can actually backfire and make things worse. Here's what to do instead.I profoundly believe in the importance and power of gratitude.Read Full Story
  • A Huge Store With Nothing For Sale, A "Girls Only" Mall, And The Future Of Physical Retailing

    Martin Lindstrom
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Offline shopping is ready for its Uber moment.Imagine a mall that caters only to teenaged girls. How about a mall where every second storefront is a restaurant, bar, or café? Or imagine a mall that's just a gigantic display room, where you can't actually buy anything.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Find Your Zen With Desert Golfing

    Kyle Russell
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
     If you’re looking for something to do while sitting around with family as you all process the remainder of the Thanksgiving meal still working its way through your digestive tract, I’ve got something for you that will take very little effort but still provides hours of entertainment. Read More
  • Here Star Wars, I Fixed Your ‘Force Awakens’ Lightsaber Crossguard For You

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
     The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer features all kinds of things that make my diehard Star Wars soul quiver and dance, but the crossguard on the dark side lightsaber spotted in the teaser, while initially cool, increasingly isn’t one of them. It looks ultimately very impractical, and I couldn’t help but offer up some engineering tips for the weapon’s designer. Let… Read More
  • Digiarty Is Giving Away 1,000 WinX DVD to iPhone Ripper Software Licenses

    Anna Escher
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
     A company called Digiarty is giving TechCrunch readers access to their WinX DVD to iPhone Ripper. Read More
  • Let’s Make Bitcoin The Biggest Humanitarian Tool The World Has Ever Seen

    Lorelei Kelly,Matthew McKibbin
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
     News junkies of the world may be forgiven for becoming the latest tech skeptics: 2014 has been a year of global mayhem. Instead of creating a connected civic safety net, it seems like tech platforms simply amplified messages and images from ungovernable parts of the world. Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and we fought back with mostly futile hashtags. ISIS broadcast its brutality… Read More
  • Best Buy’s Website Crashes Hard On Black Friday

    Greg Kumparak
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
     WHOOPS. Seems Best Buy was ill prepared for today’s post-Turkey shopping madness — at least online. BestBuy.com has been down for nearly an hour now (since roughly 6:15 AM Pacific), on a sales day that the company likely hoped would be one of their best. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The fear of freedom

    Seth Godin
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    What will you do next? What can you learn tomorrow? Where will you live, who will you connect with, who will you trust? Are questions better than answers? Maybe it's easier to get a dummies book, a tweet or a checklist than it is to think hard about what's next... It's certainly easier to go shopping. And easier still to buy what everyone else is buying. We live in an extraordinary moment, with countless degrees of freedom. The instant and effortless connection to a billion people changes everything, but instead, we're paralyzed with fear, a fear so widespread that you might not even notice…
  • The problem with problems

    Seth Godin
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    We have limits. There are challenges, limited resources, people or organizations working against you. Your knee hurts, the boss is a jerk, the systems are down. We have opportunities. There are opportunities, new sources of leverage and ideas just waiting to be embraced. You can share something, give something, make something better. There are always limits, and there are always opportunities. The ones we rehearse and focus on are the ones that shape our attitude and our actions. How many times a day do you think about or announce the limits you face, the people who cannot be trusted, the…
  • The last minute glitch

    Seth Godin
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    I got a note from Joni Mitchell yesterday.  Well, not just me. Everyone who got her new boxed set got the note. The note takes responsibility for some of the tracks on the CD not matching the order of the liner notes. Apparently, the brilliant artist needed more time, and cared enough about her work to re-arrange it until the last minute, and was brave enough to speak up and take responsibility. So, it's not just you. The last minute looms large. The glitch is in how we define the last minute. We can't make the feeling go away, but we can be clear about when the last minute…
  • A three-step marketing ladder

    Seth Godin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Action Awareness is when someone knows you exist. The knock-knock part of the knock-knock joke, the person who has another interest and trust to want to know more.  Awareness is sexy You don't need to be known by everyone (or even most people) merely the right ones Awareness probably isn't as much of your problem as you think it is Awareness-seeking is addictive (and easy to measure) Education is the story we tell, the transfer of information and…
  • Sign your work

    Seth Godin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We expect authors, painters and singers to identify themselves, to sign the work they do. And surgeons and lawyers as well. What about managers, committee members, engineers and everyone else who makes something? Who made this policy? Who designed this menu? Who approved this project? If you're not proud of it, don't ship it. If you are, sign your work and own the results. We'll know who to thank. If you work for a place where work goes unsigned (internally, in particular) it's worth asking why.        
 
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    WIRED

  • The Web Is Getting Slower, At Least in How We All Experience It

    Jim Rapoza, Aberdeen Group
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    One thing you can always rely on technology to do is speed things up. Everything, from processors to phones to networks gets faster. Heck, there are actual laws that define this phenomenon. So when at a recent Akamai analyst event a speaker made the offhand comment that the Web is getting slower, it pretty much […] The post The Web Is Getting Slower, At Least in How We All Experience It appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out

    Derick Schaefer, Digital Insight
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    In the early 2000s, when the dot-com boom was going bust, there was a corny joke doing the rounds: The new definitions of B2B and B2C were “Back to Banking” and “Back to Consulting.” Thousands of young professionals who had fled the safe confines of Wall Street and the Big 6 in pursuit of Silicon […] The post Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out appeared first on WIRED.
  • Finally, Here’s the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

    Angela Watercutter
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    It's not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, and they weren't kidding when they called it a "teaser." The post Finally, Here’s the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer appeared first on WIRED.
  • 2014 Physics Gift Guide

    Rhett Allain
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Need some ideas for a physics-based gift? Here are some suggestions. The post 2014 Physics Gift Guide appeared first on WIRED.
  • Week’s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a Baller

    Jordan Crucchiola
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We get it. It's the day after Thanksgiving and there is very little you're capable of right now. You're in a food coma and it'll be a while before you're out of that sedentary state. But that doesn't mean you still can't take in some of this week's best TV. Check it all out right here. The post Week’s Best TV: Cameron Diaz Is a Baller appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How to Calculate the Value of Your Blog

    Guest Blogger
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Tom Fanelli. For most businesses, blogs are marketing tools. And while most take the time to measure their ROI from other marketing avenues, I’m surprised by how many don’t truly understand how their blog is (or is not) benefiting their bottom line. Understanding your blog’s value can help you determine if you want to invest more on its development, adjust your blogging strategy to make it more effective, or simply cut back on your investment entirely. Sound good? Here’s a guide on how to figure out your blog’s value. Track the cost of content…
  • Man Vs. Machine: Get Better Sales by Keeping Marketing Automation Human

    Guest Blogger
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Image via Flickr user Peyri Herrera This is a guest contribution from Veronica Taylor. Marketing automation without a human element is just a robot on autopilot. Before, during and after each automated campaign it is essential for real people to plan, edit and review. When campaigns aren’t working, they need to be tested and updated. Most people think of marketing automation as efficient yet impersonal. When used correctly, however, most automated marketing solutions now provide the possibility for highly targeted messages based on each customer’s personal interests, preferences…
  • 5 Sources of Ideas for My Blog Posts

    Darren Rowse
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    On a recent webinar over at ProBlogger.com I was asked by John: “Where do you get your ideas for blog posts?” It’s a question we get a lot so I thought it might be a good one to write up here on the blog. Discuss: I’m also keen to hear your experience on the question because I’m very aware that my approach is just one of many ways to go about generating blog post ideas. 1. Questions from Readers Perhaps the #1 place I get inspiration for blog posts is the inspiration for this one – a question from a reader. As I look back at the most popular posts here on…
  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

    Guest Blogger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board”? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There are thousands of expressions just like the one above, causing us problems on…
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to answer five questions about how to make your tech blog a success. What do you think are the essentials a tech blog should have in order to be successful? Define success! For some, it might be just getting an industry discussion going. Others might want to build a media…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • 1 TB of Free Google Drive Storage More Than Covers Your New Chromebox

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    For a limited time, Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive space for two years for free with the purchase of a new Chromebook . Buying that storage separately would set you back $240, assuming prices stay the same, so you can actually save a lot of money by buying this $120 Chromebox instead.Read more...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Whitson Gordon
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it's time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the month of gift shopping that follows. Here's everything you need to know about making the best of this year's deals.Read more...
  • Give the Gift of (Discounted) Foolproof Coffee

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    The easiest way to make great coffee is even cheaper today, and happens to be a perfect gift.Read more...
  • Save 10% on Up To $300 in Target Gift Cards

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    From now until 1PM EST, Target is offering up any denomination of gift card (up to $300) for 10% off. That's a maximum savings of $30, and basically free money if you shop at Target with any regularity.Read more...
  • PriceJump Finds Best Prices on Items In-Store, Online and on Amazon

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    iOS: Comparing online prices is pretty easy these days. There are a plenty of extensions and websites that will do the work for you. PriceJump not only finds you the lowest price for online items; it also tells you where to find the cheapest price at nearby stores.Read more...
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  • Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apps, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    While you can see a massive list of all the Black Friday discounts being offered on Apple products and accessories in our comprehensive Black Friday roundup, we've gathered up some of the most enticing Black Friday deals below. Many of the deals listed below are available now, with limited supplies. Apple Online and Retail Apple kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Gift card…
  • Apple Kicks Off Black Friday Sale With iTunes Gift Card Deals

    Juli Clover
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Apple has just kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and as previously announced, the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Gift card amounts for products vary and include $100 on select Macs, $50 on iPhones (6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c), $50 on qualifying iPads, and $25 each on qualifying Apple TV, iPods, and Beats hardware, as noted below: - iPhone ($50): iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c - iPad…
  • Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apps, and Apple Accessories

    Juli Clover
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    While you can see a massive list of all the Black Friday discounts being offered on Apple products and accessories in our comprehensive Black Friday roundup, we've gathered up some of the most enticing Black Friday deals below. Many of the deals listed below are available now, with limited supplies. Some of the deals won't be available until Black Friday actually rolls around, and details on exact sale times can be found in the roundup. iPhone Sam's Club is currently offering a $100 discount on the iPhone 6 in all capacities, which is one of the best deals available on the device. Best…
  • Apple Releases New iPhone 6 Ad: 'Voice Text'

    Husain Sumra
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Just a couple days after releasing the fifth and sixth iPhone 6 ads starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, Apple has released a seventh called "Voice Text". The new ad focuses on one of the new features introduced to iMessage in iOS 8, the ability to instantly send audio messages quickly and easily. The ad humorously highlights how voice messages can be used to better communication with friends, with examples pointing out how voice messages are good for sarcastic comments, singing and saying hard-to-spell words instead of typing them. Apple, so far, has released two new iPhone 6 ads at…
  • Apple Watch Marketing Page Updated With 'Timekeeping', 'New Ways to Connect', 'Health and Fitness' Pages

    Jordan Golson
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The marketing website for the Apple Watch has been updated (via 9to5Mac) with additional details about how it functions as a watch, new ways that wearers will communicate, as well as more about the watch's health and fitness features. Apple's marketing team has also added new animations to the site, showing how the Apple Watch will move between screens and how some of the apps will work. Much of the basic information was already located on the Apple Watch site, but lots of it has been broken out with more information and detail. The new Timekeeping page reveals more about some of the watch…
 
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  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at NeimanMarcus.com . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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    Copyblogger

  • Against Attention: The Pre-Thanksgiving Manifesto

    Demian Farnworth
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Attention is not a fixed resource. Thank goodness. This means the little guy and gal can rise above the crowded skyline. Just because Seth Godin has 400 million eyeballs, it doesn’t mean you can’t capture some of those eyeballs, too … Doesn’t mean you can’t attract some of that interest and loyalty. We all start at the bottom. In obscurity. In the mud. In the dark. But because of the nature of attention, you too can become a skyscraper. You too could rise out of the dark. Might not be one of the Manhattan variety. But it’s attention, no less. Be…
  • Jay Baer on “Generosity Marketing” and the Power of Business Podcasting

    Brian Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    You’d expect a guy who’s started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch to know a thing about marketing that works. And then, of course, he’d write the book on it. In this case, the guy is Jay Baer, and the book is Youtility, a guide so useful for effective marketing it’s becoming a franchise unto itself. In his spare time, Jay is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, podcaster, angel investor, new media personality, and restless entrepreneur who can’t help but add just one more project to his portfolio. I asked Jay to be the first in a series of…
  • Why Too Much Emotional Appeal in Your Copy Can Harm Your Credibility

    Yael Grauer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be clear: You need emotional appeal in your writing. Compelling stories keep readers on your website, and since you must discover their worldviews and understand their experiences so that you can serve them better, you’ll naturally learn about their emotional states. But when you communicate with your audience, you need to strike the right emotional balance. In fact, getting heavy-handed with emotional appeal in your writing can backfire and potentially harm your credibility. The dangers of overstating the problem If you really know your readers, you know their pain points.
  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

    Steven Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning how to create landing pages that convert is a smart way to help you build your career online. So, what’s even more fun than a list of rhymes that help you learn the fundamentals of effective landing pages? An infographic that visually depicts each rhyme! Landing page rhyme time The ultra-creative Lauren Mancke designed this handy guide to…
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
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    Macworld

  • ScreenFlow 5 review: The Mac's best screencasting app gets better with iOS capture

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    If you’re in the business of creating screencasts or Mac-based video demos, there’s a very good chance that you’re already using Telestream’s $99 ScreenFlow. With the latest update, the app is sure to gain a new group of supporters—iOS developers. And it will because Apple is encouraging these developers to submit app previews—video captures of their apps in action. It happens that this latest version of ScreenFlow not only lets you capture video directly to a Mac running Yosemite from an iOS 8 device that bears a Lightning-connector, but also lets you add touch…
  • You Should Play: TwoDots brings a much-needed twist to the match-three genre

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play. Need a game that will keep you entertained and challenged for hours? Let me help you connect the dots—TwoDots, that is. TwoDots is a dot-connecting game reminiscent of more traditional match-three games (think Candy Crush and Bejeweled), but with a twist: instead of matching tiles, you’re connecting dots.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Apple's Black Friday offer: iTunes Store gift cards with purchase, to benefit (RED)

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Buy a gift, get a gift, and Apple will give a gift to the Global Fund—the Black Friday sale is on at the Apple Store. Apple’s one-day-only deals don’t save you any cash, but you do get a PRODUCT(RED) iTunes gift card with purchase, and Apple makes a donation too. Buying an iPad or iPhone gets you a $50 gift card, while iPods and the Apple TV come with $25 gift cards—and so do Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and speakers. Mac buyers can get a $100 gift card when purchasing an iMac, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. It’s worth noting that these are iTunes Store gift cards, not Apple Store gift…
  • 10 excellent movies to stream on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to gather on the couch and watch a good movie. While we're sitting there, moaning in pain, having eaten too much yet again, and thinking about how miserable it was to travel, and how crazy our family members are, these 10 movies are a reminder that we're not alone in the world. And, indeed, despite everything, there are many, many wonderful things about this time of year, and plenty of things to be thankful for. Like Netflix.Addams Family Values To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • YubiKeys by Yubico provide two-factor authentication by USB

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    I’ve written a few times about two-factor authentication (2FA), where a password (something you know) is paired with a second item, like a device-generated token or one-time code sent via SMS (something you have). A password can be stolen or sometimes extracted, so a second factor makes it substantially more difficult for someone who lacks physical access to you or your stuff to break into one of your accounts. This restricts attackers from accomplishing wholesale attacks across thousands or millions of accounts, unless 2FA is badly implemented or attackers find an exploit. While Apple has…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Making A Complete Polyfill For The HTML5 Details Element

    Maksim Chemerisuk
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    HTML5 introduced a bunch of new tags, one of which is <details>. This element is a solution for a common UI component: a collapsible block. Almost every framework, including Bootstrap and jQuery UI, has its own plugin for a similar solution, but none conform to the HTML5 specification — probably because most were around long before <details> got specified and, therefore, represent different approaches. A standard element allows everyone to use the same markup for a particular type of content. That’s why creating a robust polyfill makes sense1. Disclaimer: This is quite a…
  • “California, Here We Come…” Introducing SmashingConf Los Angeles 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Great conferences are the ones where you learn, connect and get inspired. We know that, and we put our hearts into crafting events that aren’t just great, but go way beyond expectations. Ready for the next one? With SmashingConf LA 20151, we’ve got a full package: our new US conference with two days packed with quality content, lots of networking and a few mysterious surprises. We thought you might want to join in, too. 2 About The Conference When preparing a conference, we care deeply about how practical and valuable it will be. We look into things that have or haven’t…
  • Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Christmas is only a month away, and it’s time to add a few festive icons to your projects, or just freshen up your good ‘ol Christmas cards which you may be planning to give out to your family, friends, colleagues, and perhaps even strangers. Today, we’re happy to release the Christmas Icon Set, a set of 24 icons that are all available in AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats. This icon set was designed and created by Manuela Langella151 and is free to be used in private as well as commercial projects. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is…
  • How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

    Lawrence Howlett
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    So, your designers and developers have created a fantastic front-end design, which the client is delighted with, and your job now is to test it. Your heart begins to sink: Think of all the browsers, all the devices and all of these web pages you’ve got to test, not to mention the iterations and bug fixes. You need a front-end testing plan. This article shows you what to consider when creating a front-end testing plan and how to test efficiently accross browsers, devices and web pages. Benefits Of A Front-End Testing Plan Clarity on project’s scope Knowing which browsers and devices are…
  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • 80 amazing travel photos

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.
  • Dangerous car stunts follow protests

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    So-called "sideshows," which can be very dangerous, have occurred in the Bay Area following protests and celebrations.
  • Report: 3 die as Islamists protests

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    At least three people were killed at or near protests by Islamist demonstrators in Cairo, Egypt's state-run media outlet Ahram Online reported.
  • Austin police HQ and Mexican Consulate targeted

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    An officer who confronted a gunman in Texas' capital used one hand to fire at the suspect while using the other to hold on to horses, the Austin police chief said, adding that angry political rhetoric may have fed into the attack.
  • Explosions hit mosque in Nigeria

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Cyber Weekend Deals from KelbyOne!

    Brad Moore
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Check out these AMAZING DEALS from KelbyOne!Learning Bundles First off, if you want the most bang for your buck, you’ve gotta check out these Learning Bundles! Choose from any of the three bundles, and you’ll get a KelbyOne membership, the Nik Collection by Google, a subscription to Photoshop User Magazine, online access to both the Lightroom Learning Library Vol 1-10 and Light It Learning Libraries Vol 1-10, and the KelbyOne Creative Presets Bundle starting at just $299. Go up from there and you can get great deals on Photoshop World tickets, the Photoshop CC Book for Digital…
  • The Worldwide Photo Walk Leader Competition Winner Announced!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    This was another really tough one. In fact, I’d say this year’s Leader Competition had the best images submitted of any year yet, and that makes picking one winner a really tough decision. Really tough. I’m announcing the winning image, and three honorable mentions that were all in the running (and any one could have easily have been the winning image — it was that close!).THE WINNER Congratulations to our 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk Leader Competition, Israel Zapata from Spain. I just loved this shot — I love the sense of movement, the expression on the subjects face,…
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

    Scott Kelby
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Traditionally this is a day  where families come together to eat a Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch football until we pass out. It’s just about a perfect day. Our offices are closed today for Thanksgiving, but I’ll be back here tomorrow with some insane deals on all our stuff in honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (known as Black Friday).In the meantime, please enjoy the stock image above…
  • Our Best Cyber Weekend Deals EVER Start Today (this is seriously big!)

    Scott Kelby
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    OK, our Cyber weekend deals start today, and yes it’s our best pricing of the year, hands down, on all sorts of stuff, but dig this…When you sign up for a KelbyOne Annual Membership deal during Cyber Weekend….You get the entire Google/Nik Software Collection included with your membership.That’s right — The entire Nik Collection (it’s usually $149 by itself) included with your membership bundle, and our membership prices are the lowest ever!The collection includes: Silver Efex Pro (the ultimate B&W conversion plug-in) Color Efex Pro (my personal favorite…
  • My 9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

    Scott Kelby
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Welcome to my “9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (yes, last year I brought the “Gonzo” back after a brief break because just calling it a “Holiday Gear Guide” lacked that certain, I dunno, “gonzoness.”) So, I now bring you the blog-version of my “Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (which appears in the current issue of Photoshop User magazine, seen above) whose light burns brighter than a thousand suns (insert dramatic pause here), featuring an unbridled collection of 100% absolutely necessary gear that there’s no way we can see clear to live another minute of our…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Photography Challenge – Chill Out with Cool Tones

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today I rounded up 37 great examples of images in cool tones. The tone or color of your image can create or shift the mood and meaning if your image and is a very powerful compositional tool when used well. This week your goal is to practice creating cool tones in your photography. Photography challenge – cool tones Here are a few examples of images with cool tones. By Kelsi Barr By Chris Smith By Brandon Watts You can create a color tint in your image a few different ways: By shooting at blue hour Adjusting your white balance Changing the color in post-processing Using a colored filter…
  • 37 Relaxing Cool Tone Images To Chill Out With

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This week’s image set is all about relaxing and getting to your zen place. Often cool tones relay that message really well as they feel less stressed and calming than warmer colors. Cool tones include blue, purple and even green. See how you feel after viewing these images: Relaxing cool tone images Misty Mono…. by Jay Sabapathy on 500px Arctic Symphony by Mikko Lagerstedt on 500px Nallo Night by Sander van der Werf on 500px Feather-Light by Becky Fuller-Phillips on 500px New buds by Allen Adnan on 500px Beautiful Borage by kreativgrund on 500px Wintery by Macro Marcie on 500px…
  • How to Create a Unique Bokeh Portrait for Under $10

    Nick Fancher
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This shot was lit with one light on the subject along with the Christmas lights. You can have a luxurious bokeh in any of your images for the low cost of $4.99. Yes, you heard me right, just $4.99. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, but you won’t believe me – Christmas lights. Just a single strand of Christmas lights and a couple of flash units are all you need to immerse your subject in full-blown bokeh bliss. This isn’t a double exposure or a Photoshop trick. It can all be done in camera in a single exposure. I bought a strand of cheap Christmas lights from the store,…
  • A Practical Review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens

    Barry J Brady
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 Lens You will hear this from many photographers – “invest in your lenses”. Camera bodies will come and go, but a good lens can last a very long time. This was the advice that I first received when I started taking my photography seriously. Initially, I thought it was a bit hyped. I bought a cheap 70-300mm lens and used it at the first wedding I shot. I thought the images were fantastic until I bought a better lens a year later. I then realized how much difference a good lens can make. This review is not going to be a technical review of the lens. You…
  • The Easy Way to Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

    Alex Morrison
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve never heard about the creative use of brushes in Photoshop, this article is for you. If you already know about using brushes, you’ll be able to ramp up your creativity once you learn this easy skill – making your own brushes. What are Photoshop brushes and why you’d want to learn how to make your own? Photoshop brushes are tools that are mostly used just like regular paint brushes to add strokes of color to your images. Most often people will use them as part of their dodging and burning workflow. Some people also use them in digital painting. The built-in…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • MacMall offering Black Friday discounts across all Apple gear

    Kelly Hodgkins
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    One of the biggest online Apple resellers, MacMall, has kicked its Black Friday deals, offering significant discounts on a wide range Mac hardware, iPads, and Apple-related accessories. Below are some highlight and, you can find the remaining discoun...
  • Apple's Black Friday gift card promotion now live

    Kelly Hodgkins
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Apple's Black Friday sale is now live with the company offering a Product(RED) iTunes gift card for each eligible purchase. Gift card amounts range from $25 to $100 depending on the items being purchased. The promotion is available in both Apple's re...
  • Rumor Roundup: 'Reportedly'

    Chris Rawson
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    They don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the country I live in, but I figured I'd deliver some turkeys to your doorstep anyway... including, unfortunately, some that were stuffed and baked right here at TUAW. Samsung reportedly mulls leadership change a...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Instagrab - your Instag...
  • Daily Deals for November 26, 2014, featuring the Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

    Kelly Hodgkins
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

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

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 now available in new mounts

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Lensbaby has announced its Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 lens is now available with new mount options. Launched in April for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the Circular Fisheye will soon be offered with Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Sony A and E, Samsung NX, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts. Read more
  • 2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The enthusiast camera category is small, but mighty. These cameras offer more high-end features and controls than their consumer-level counterparts, many doubling as excellent video and still cameras. Expect fast burst rates, strong image quality, solid AF performance and in several cases, 4k video capture. Read our 2014 enthusiast mirrorless roundup and see how the cameras in this category compare
  • 2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the controls of bulkier enthusiast compacts, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package 2014 Enthusiast Pocketable Compact Roundup
  • 2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    There's a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup
  • Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    As a keen enthusiast photographer, which mirrorless camera should I buy?
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Don’t Worry — We Ship Internationally For Book Winners

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Don’t worry — if you’ve entered the Photoshop for Lightroom Users book giveaway contest (scroll down a few posts) and you’re not in the USA, we’re happy to ship the book internationally (we do it all the time), so feel free to enter from anywhere. Good luck! -Scott P.S. Don’t enter on this post — scroll down a few to the post where we’ll be picking the winners from. Cheers. The post Don’t Worry — We Ship Internationally For Book Winners appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Adjustment Brush TIP: Why “Painting” White Balance Rocks!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Being able to “paint” white balance is incredibly handy (I do this pretty often in my own work), and here’s just one example of how I use it (and two ways to do it). In the image above, you can see the bride is lit with the setting sun, so her skintone is nice and warm, but most of her bridal gown is in shadows, so the gown ends up with a blue tint when the gown, of course, should be white. (BTW: This happens a lot in sporting events where part of the field is in daylight, and part is in shadows. Players in the shadow part of the field look blue where the players in the…
  • Did You Take The “Lightroom Killer Tips” Survey Yet?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Hey everybody — Scott Kelby here. I’m thrilled to be able to pick up where Matt left off with the site and I wanted to start by thanking all the great folks here who took the “Lightrooom Killer Tips” survey I posted a few days ago. I cannot tell you how helpful and insightful your answers have been, and your personal written comments have been absolutely invaluable. I really want to make this site truly a valuable resource for you, and by learning what you want more of, what you want less of, and how you want it delivered will make a huge difference in how I steer the site…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Hi everybody — to kick off this Black Friday off right, I’m giving away TEN signed copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users” (the print edition). To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Monday; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). I hope you win one! Best, -Scott   The post I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users”…
  • Happy Thanksgiving Lightroom Lovers!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Our offices are closed today for Thanksgiving (whoo hoo!) as traditionally this is a day where families come together to eat a massive Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch football until we pass out. It’s just about a perfect day. If it’s not Thanksgiving where you live today, I wish you and your family a wonderful “Thursday” (and it’s totally cool to have a turkey feast today either way.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • President Obama Signs E-Label Act, Companies No Longer Required to Etch FCC Labels on Devices

    Richard Padilla
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Earlier this year, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced the E-Label Act, which would allow for companies to meet the FCC's demands for certification labels by placing digital stamps on a device's software as opposed to etching information on hardware. The senators argued that the changes would allow manufacturers to save money and pass savings onto consumers. This was followed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) loosening its rules for labeling, stating that manufacturers could bypass etching FCC labels on their devices in favor of labeling by…
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser to Be Featured on iTunes Trailers This Friday

    Juli Clover
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Earlier this week, news hit that the teaser for the much-anticipated movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be shown in a selection of theaters on Friday, November 28, and but it turns out the trailer will also be featured online, on Apple's iTunes Trailers website, on the Apple TV, and through the iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS. According to tweets from both the iTunes Trailers and Star Wars Twitter accounts, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser will be shared online by Apple this Friday, on November 28, at an unspecified time.The Force will be with @iTunesTrailers this Friday.
  • Holiday Gift Guide for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    Roman Loyola
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    You've made your list, you've checked it twice. Now it's time to get gifts for the folks on that list. But what should you buy, especially for the tech-savvy people? You can turn to many of the gift guides on the web, but our guide is for the devoted Mac, iPhone, and iPad user. Pick up one of our suggestions, or use them as inspiration to figure out a gift on your own. Mac Gifts Asus PB287Q 28" 4K Monitor: HD is passé. It's all about Ultra HD now, also known as 4K video. The PB287Q is a 28-inch display with a native resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels. At a $649 list price and frequently…
  • Fantastical for iPhone, iPad, and Mac Up to 65% Off for Black Friday

    Juli Clover
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    With Black Friday quickly approaching, retailers and app developers alike are beginning to offer deep discounts on their products. Flexibits has decided to kick off its holiday sales a bit early, and is now offering its popular Fantastical line of apps at ultra low prices. Fantastical 2 for the iPad has been discounted from $14.99 to $4.99, which is 65 percent off. That's the lowest price Flexibits has ever offered on the iPad version of the app. [Direct Link] Fantastical 2 for the iPhone is available for $1.99, down from $4.99, which is 60 percent off. [Direct Link]…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Changing Users' Reading Habits as iPad Usage Declines

    Kelly Hodgkins
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Since their September launch, Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have produced record-setting revenue and sales for Apple, but looking beyond financials, the handset also is radically changing the reading habits of those who own the large-sized devices, according to news-reading service Pocket. Pocket recently analyzed 2 million article and video opens and examined the reading behavior of readers both before and after the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In particular, the study compared how iPhone and iPad usage changed after the recent iPhone launch. According to the results, customers with an…
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    CNN Travel

  • Japan as you've never seen it before

    laurama
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Asako Narahashi's seemingly semi-submerged photographs frame water and land as if they were taken by a castaway catching sight of shoreTags: art photographytravel photography
  • The importance of darshinis: A guide to southern India's ubiquitous roadside cafes

    hiufu
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Indian city of Bangalore is home to more than 5,000 darshini cafes. Here's a handful to tryThe traveler in India will encounter endless places to eat -- but more and more often, especially in the southern part of the country, the humble "darshini" is where they'll wind up.  Darshinis are small, roadside cafes associated especially with the city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), identified by high steel tables, open kitchens and limited menus. For legions of loyal customers -- from office drones to day laborers -- they're prized for quick, affordable, self-serve meals. Hot…
  • The real 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

    laurama
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    The tiny town of Goerlitz has become a star in movies like Wes Anderson's latest production, while Potsdam and Leipzig ooze charm and historyTags: day tripsBerlin WallDestination BerlinEurope travel
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