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  • Behold the glory that is pepperoni pizza cake

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If there are two things Americans don't need more of, it's pizza and cake, so why not take the best of both worlds and combine them into pepperoni pizza cake?
  • Meet 15 of Advertising's Rising Stars

    Mashable
    Lauren Drell
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Agencies and advertisers have descended upon New York for Advertising Week to discuss new trends, platforms and tactics in the marketplace. We wanted to celebrate the industry's young talent, so we asked senior agency staff to highlight the up-and-coming creatives whose work has caught their eye. Below, meet 15 rising stars (in no particular order) who've been noticed for their outstanding creativity and work ethic — and find out how they conjure their best ideas. Anna Edwards, Creative Lead, Senior Copywriter, Firstborn Image: Anna EdwardsAnna Edwards joined Firstborn in January 2010…
  • A Facebook User's Challenge To Facebook: Here's All My Data, Now Give Me Ads I Like

    Fast Company
    FastCo Studios
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Zuck's crew just relaunched Atlas, which brands can use to track you and your data across the web. Before you freak out, watch this.A few days ago your data suddenly became more valuable. That's because Facebook, the world's largest social network, relaunched a brand-focused service that will allow companies to zap ads to your screens even when you aren't looking at Facebook. This could, as CNet put it, "help Facebook expand its reach and take on Google as the top dog of Internet advertising, an industry estimated to reach more than $140 billion this year."Read Full Story
  • YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

    TechCrunch
    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
     The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago. “It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.” So when he decided to lead Reddit’s $50 million Series B… Read More
  • The sophistication of truth

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you don't understand" or, "you don't know the people I know..." "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't. We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear. I'm more interested in the sophistication required to…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Behold the glory that is pepperoni pizza cake

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If there are two things Americans don't need more of, it's pizza and cake, so why not take the best of both worlds and combine them into pepperoni pizza cake?
  • 5 fun facts about squirrels to gnaw on

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Once upon a time, you could depend on bees being Mother Nature's faithful little buddy, but in light of the impending doom that is Colony Collapse Disorder we must take comfort in the ever presence of other creatures, such as the lowly squirrel.
  • Hypothesis: all Pixar movies are connected [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There's been a theory circulating around the internet for some time now that essentially argues that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe, but at different times. This video uses footage from the films and voiceover to make the argument, which is easier to digest and more entertaining than reading nerdy stuff on forums, right?
  • Grow your own undead with zombie Chias!

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Why wait for the zombie apocalypse when you can grow one right in the comfort of your own home?
  • Turning the tables on cat-callers [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What if women catcalled men? This video turns the tables on cat-callers and the results...are not pretty.
 
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    Mashable

  • Meet 15 of Advertising's Rising Stars

    Lauren Drell
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Agencies and advertisers have descended upon New York for Advertising Week to discuss new trends, platforms and tactics in the marketplace. We wanted to celebrate the industry's young talent, so we asked senior agency staff to highlight the up-and-coming creatives whose work has caught their eye. Below, meet 15 rising stars (in no particular order) who've been noticed for their outstanding creativity and work ethic — and find out how they conjure their best ideas. Anna Edwards, Creative Lead, Senior Copywriter, Firstborn Image: Anna EdwardsAnna Edwards joined Firstborn in January 2010…
  • Messages Supporting Hong Kong Protesters Stream from Web to the Streets

    Adario Strange
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The protests in Hong Kong calling for more local control of its political future have largely played out on television news broadcasts and live blogs, constantly updated with the latest developments But for one group of self-described media artists in Hong Kong, even this high level of focus on the protests was simply not enough. They decided to crowd source support for Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) protests from around the globe using technology See also: Drone Footage Reveals Massive Scale of Hong Kong Protests The Add Oil Machine For OCLP is a website that allows anyone with a…
  • Mozilla Fans Are Getting a Firefox OS Streaming Media Stick

    Adario Strange
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    After cheaper smartphones, it now appears that the next frontier for the Mozilla community is the television, thanks to an open source device called Matchstick Like Google's Chromecast, the Firefox OS-powered device, which was previewed back in June, aims to make your television smarter by seamlessly connecting it your computer See also: Chromecast Hack Lets You Rickroll Your Neighbor's TV The streaming media stick connects via Wi-Fi to your television's HDMI port, allowing you to push videos, music and games from your PC to your screen Inside the device is a dual-core Rockchip 3066…
  • 1907-1915: Russia Before the Revolution, in Color

    Chris Wild
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863–1944) became photographically renowned in Russia for a color portrait of Leo Tolstoy. It was this fame that, in 1909, brought him to the attention of Tsar Nicholas II. Prokudin-Gorsky's subsequent meeting with the tsar and the tsar's family was to be the pivotal moment in his life: The tsar provided both the funding and the authority for Prokudin-Gorsky to carry out what he would later describe as his life's work. For most of the following decade, using a specially adapted railroad car as a darkroom, Prokudin-Gorsky traversed the length and breadth of the…
  • Tracy Morgan: 'Can't Believe Wal-Mart is Blaming Me'

    Josh Dickey
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Seatbelt or no seatbelt, Tracy Morgan wasn't about to let Wal-Mart put the blame on him without a response. A day after the retailer filed an answer to Morgan's lawsuit, claiming Wal-Mart wasn't responsible for his injuries because he wasn't buckled in, Morgan fired back: "After I heard what Wal-Mart said in court I felt I had to speak out. I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I'm fighting hard every day to get back." SEE ALSO:…
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    Fast Company

  • A Facebook User's Challenge To Facebook: Here's All My Data, Now Give Me Ads I Like

    FastCo Studios
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Zuck's crew just relaunched Atlas, which brands can use to track you and your data across the web. Before you freak out, watch this.A few days ago your data suddenly became more valuable. That's because Facebook, the world's largest social network, relaunched a brand-focused service that will allow companies to zap ads to your screens even when you aren't looking at Facebook. This could, as CNet put it, "help Facebook expand its reach and take on Google as the top dog of Internet advertising, an industry estimated to reach more than $140 billion this year."Read Full Story
  • With Windows 10, Microsoft Will Skip A Version Number And Go Back To Basics

    Harry McCracken
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The company wants business customers who found nothing to love in Windows 8 to be excited about the next version, due in mid-2015.Microsoft held an event to preview the next version of Windows this morning in San Francisco. The most startling piece of news came at the very start, when the company's operating system honcho, Terry Myerson, announced that the upgrade everybody has been calling Windows 9 will instead be called Windows 10.Read Full Story
  • Online Marketplace Gumroad Launches An iPhone App

    KC Ifeanyi
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    You can browse content on the mobile app, but you can still only make purchases through Gumroad's website.Earlier this month, Gumroad, an online platform for creators to sell directly to their fans and followers, announced a partnership with Twitter to test the social network's new buy button. Now, Gumroad is entering further into the mobile space with the launch of its first app--but don't expect a full version of the site on your phone.Read Full Story
  • Google's New Education Apps Give Students Unlimited Storage

    Peter Wade
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    "Drive for Education" brings with it new tools and extra security.Google has expanded its Apps for Education cloud service with the announcement of Drive for Education. The new platform will include unlimited storage for both students and educators, 30 million of whom already use the product, according to Google.Read Full Story
  • It's Time To Say Goodbye To Orkut, Google's First Social Network

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Though Orkut proved popular in Brazil and India, it failed to gain traction in the rest of the world.Before there was a Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or Ello, there was Orkut, a beloved social network a Google engineer built a decade ago. Though it was widely adopted in Brazil and India, Orkut was never very popular in the rest of the world, which is why Google is shutting down the social networking platform on Tuesday.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
     The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago. “It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.” So when he decided to lead Reddit’s $50 million Series B… Read More
  • Here’s How Windows 10 Will Make Your Mouse And Fingers Get Along

    Alex Wilhelm
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Earlier today during its event in San Francisco, Microsoft played a video detailing how its coming Windows 10 operating system will handle a fusion of touch, and more traditional mouse-based input. I filmed a bootleg copy, but Microsoft just published a more polished version, so you are in luck. Handling both touch and mouse input is a rough line to walk, given that computing form… Read More
  • A Messaging Giant Goes Public In Korea And DCM Reaps The Rewards

    Jonathan Shieber
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
     As the mobile messaging company Kakao Corp. gets ready to celebrate the culmination of its long-awaited initial public offering on the Korean stock exchange, a world away, on Sand Hill Road, the partners at venture capital firm DCM are probably getting ready to do some celebrating of their own. Three years after its initial investment in Kakao, the venture firm will be able to harvest the… Read More
  • ERA Demo Day Has Something For Everyone From Truckers To Teens

    Jonathan Shieber
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
     The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled their latest cohort today in New York, with companies launching services for everyone from chief executives on the go to college kids looking for the meaning behind their messages to a subscription based perfume service to give women and men new scents to make great memories. Behind the glass and steel walls of the Frank Gehry-designed… Read More
  • Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London For Free #TCDisrupt

    Travis Bernard
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
     TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to London this October, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free pair of tickets to the main event. All you have to do is fill out the entry form and come up with the best caption for this photo of Kyle wearing Google Glass. We’ll select the winning entry, and the winner will be notified by email. About TechCrunch Disrupt: Disrupt is one of the… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The sophistication of truth

    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you don't understand" or, "you don't know the people I know..." "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't. We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear. I'm more interested in the sophistication required to…
  • Wishing vs. doing

    Seth Godin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By giving people more ways to speak up and more tools to take action, we keep decreasing the gap between what we wish for and what we can do about it. If you're not willing to do anything about it, best not to waste the energy wishing about it.        
  • Two purposes of user feedback

    Seth Godin
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    What's a customer worth? A customer at the local supermarket or at the corner Fedex Print shop might spend $10,000 or even $25,000 over the course of a few years. That's why marketers are so willing to spend so much time and money on coupons, promos and ads getting people to start doing business with us. But what happens when it goes wrong? What if a service slip or a policy choice threatens that long-term relationship? If you know what's broken, you can fix it for all the customers that follow. It seems obvious, but you want to hear what customers have to say. After all, if people in…
  • None of this makes sense

    Seth Godin
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Your own personal media company, the focus on building individual skills, the networks that we're all part of... It makes no sense that we're busy spending our 'work' time weaving together audience, passion and new competencies. Unless. Unless we also acknowledge that the old method of productivity, of being a good employee by obediently doing what you are told, is obsolete. Our job is to figure out what's next and to bring the ideas and resources to the table to make it happen. Otherwise, all of this (this blog, your online activity, the courses you take) is nothing but a worthless…
  • A simple way to look at effective advertising in a digital age

    Seth Godin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Would you miss it if it weren't there? Vogue magazine regularly runs more than 600 pages in length. And that's fine, because it's worth more with the ads than without them. On the other hand, if the ads disappeared from Twitter, would the service be better or worse? Media companies of the future will be built on ads we want to see, ads we'd miss if they were gone. [And yes, I mean your fundraising newsletter and your Facebook updates, and I mean the announcements on the speaker at the airport and the robocalls too.]        
 
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    WIRED

  • Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready

    Greg Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country. The post Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready appeared first on WIRED.
  • How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” specifically notes that […] The post How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why

    Alex Davies
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Air traffic nationwide has been snarled since a fire erupted in the basement telecommunications room of an air traffic control center outside Chicago early Friday. The post A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.
  • Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause

    Issie Lapowsky
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […] The post Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause appeared first on WIRED.
  • Pharrell’s New Video for ‘It Girl’ Is a Huge Anime and Videogames Rush

    Jordan Crucchiola
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pharrell Williams’ new single “It Girl” feels like being dipped in waves of rainbow metallic liquid on a sunny day. So it’s only appropriate the music video looks just like that—plus anime and 16-bit videogame vibes. And this delicious buffet of smooth beats laced with manga visuals is the latest public display of admiration in […] The post Pharrell’s New Video for ‘It Girl’ Is a Huge Anime and Videogames Rush appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

    Guest Blogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    This is a guest contribution from Tom More of Slidely.com.  Visual content is your secret weapon to boosting blog engagement. The blog posts of today demand fresh, eye-catching content that can be read and shared easily, which makes videos, infographics, photos, and slideshows a perfect companion to blog posts. People absorb information quicker and more intuitively from images than text and visual content attracts more engagement on social media channels. Additionally, visual content is extremely easy to integrate into your current blog posts, as well as add to your past posts. On your blog…
  • Thinking of Rebranding Your Blog? Read This.

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Rebranding an established and successful business? Why would you do that? For some, the risk of changing the name of something people have grown to know and love is too big. For others, the risk of being boxed into something they no longer feel much affinity for is even bigger. No doubt it’s a scary leap to rebrand a blog – would people still read? Would a slight shift in direction upset the established audience? Would the to-do list of technical issues be too overwhelming? Would you lose all that Google love you’ve built up over the years? At some point, if you’ve…
  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

    Darren Rowse
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    It has been almost two years since I’ve found training for bloggers that I’ve considered good enough to promote as an affiliate. I’m very fussy with who and what I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come across – and it’s available to enrol in with an early bird offer for just over 48 hours with the coupon code EBASAVE50…
  • 7 Powerful Tips for a Winning Twitter Sales Strategy

    Guest Blogger
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Jawad Khan. More than 73% US companies use Twitter to connect with their target audience, get direct feedback from their customers and keep an eye on their competitors. You might be one of them. But are you getting any real value from the time you spend on Twitter? Have you been able to engage your potential or existing customers? Have you ever created enough momentum with your Tweets to impact your sales numbers? A large number of businesses on Twitter fail to do any of those things. Why? Because they don’t see Twitter as a sales channel.
  • Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers

    Guest Blogger
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Tim Varner of GoRoost.com. Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. If you’re not raising your hand, I’m sorry — but we can’t help you. Go watch a cat video or something. If you are raising your hand, get stoked. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. Intrigued? We thought so. Read on to learn what exactly web push is, and why…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Steam Slate Desktop

    Alan Henry
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Over on our Facebook page, Panda Nguyen shared his desktop in the comments of our post about last week's featured desktop—well, we liked it so much, we had to feature it too. It may look like Steam is built-in, but it's not—it just fits very well. Here's how he set it all up.Read more...
  • Pick the Right Office Plant for Your Environment with This Diagram

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A plant at your desk can help you feel more productive , and they can make your desk look a little more exciting. This diagram can help you pick the right one for your specific office environment.Read more...
  • Make a Homemade Juice Popsicle with Dry Ice

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When you want a cool homemade treat, you can use dry ice as a mold for the perfect juice popsicle.Read more...
  • Give Yourself a Motivation Boost with a "Productivity Sprint"

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    When you have a massive pile of work to get through—or just feel like being extra productive—a "productivity sprint" can help you maximize your output and skyrocket your motivation.Read more...
  • How to Effectively Work for a Manager You Never See

    Cynthia Bell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Whether you work from home or your boss works remotely, the workplace today is much different from the centralized offices of the past. For many organizations, remote employees spread across the country are now the norm. Here's how you can effectively work with your boss, even if you aren't in the same place.Read more...
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  • Apple Asks Developers to Submit OS X Yosemite Apps to Mac App Store

    Husain Sumra
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Hours after Apple released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers and members of the public beta, the Cupertino company has begun asking developers to begin submitting their Yosemite apps to the Mac App Store. Additionally, developers can now submit their apps written in Swift to the Mac App Store as well. Make sure your apps take advantage of all the great new features in OS X Yosemite, which will be available to millions of customers around the world later this fall. Add powerful new functionality throughout OS X Yosemite with app extensions, explore the innovative…
  • Apple Planning to Offer iPad Air 2 with Gold Option

    Husain Sumra
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Apple is planning to offer its new 9.7-inch iPad, which has thus far been known as the iPad Air 2 unofficially, in a gold color choice in addition to the already available silver and space gray variations, reports Bloomberg. The new option would bring the iPad up to color parity with its iPhone models, which have been offered in three colors since last year's iPhone 5s. New versions of the company’s 9.7-inch iPads, anticipated to be unveiled this month, will include gold as a choice of color for the rear metal cover, adding to the silver and gray available for the lighter iPad Air, the…
  • Microsoft Gives Early Look at Windows 10 Featuring Windows 7 Elements, Broad Adaptability

    Juli Clover
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Microsoft today unveiled its next-generation Windows operating system, Windows 10, previewing the OS at an event in San Francisco focused on its corporate users. Like Windows 8, Windows 10 utilizes live tiles, but it also draws in design elements from Windows 7 to make it more appealing to users who have thus far opted not to upgrade to Windows 8. The Start menu and taskbar, interface elements that are familiar to all Windows users, are placed front and center in Windows 10 in an effort to make the OS "familiar, compatible, and productive," according to Microsoft's head of operating systems…
  • Apple, Paypal Talks Over Apple Pay Soured Due to Samsung Deal

    Juli Clover
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Apple and PayPal were in talks that would potentially have seen PayPal becoming a "preferred payment process" for Apple Pay, reports Bank Innovation, but those talks ended abruptly after PayPal inked a deal with Samsung to allow users to make PayPal payments with the Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor. Apple was reportedly so annoyed with the partnership between the two companies that it ended talks with PayPal and even went so far as to exclude PayPal from Apple Pay all together, not listing it as an acceptable payment platform in its developer documentation. But while these talks were going on,…
  • Pebble Drops Prices on Its Watches, Pokes Fun at Jony Ive

    Juli Clover
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Pebble is dealing with the threat of Apple's upcoming Apple Watch by making jokes about the enthusiasm Apple employees have shown for the device. On its website, Pebble has a graphic of a gleeful Pebble, which says "Chill." Above that, are the words "Breathe, Jony. It's just a watch." Further down, Pebble advertises the seven day battery life of its smart watches. "Why measure battery life in days? 'Cuz we can." This is a reference to the poor battery life seen in other smart watches, including Samsung's Galaxy Gear and the Moto 360, both of which last less than a day before requiring a…
 
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  • Work Life Balance?

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
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    Copyblogger

  • The 6-Step Process to Building Better Relationships With a Data-Driven Approach to Outreach

    Selena Narayanasamy
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Outreach is the art of connecting with bloggers or authors and building relationships through social media, email, or other online channels. It’s a subject near and dear to my heart. Earlier this year, I spoke about this topic at Authority Intensive, sharing the insights I learned while down in the trenches — building outreach teams from scratch, and seeing them lose opportunities to gain substantial visibility because of a lack of data-driven research and improper targeting. Truly effective outreach is based upon deep research, relationship-building skills, and a fundamental…
  • 7 Reasons You’ll Want to Start Your Free Trial of the Rainmaker Platform Today

    Brian Clark
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last Monday, we publicly launched the Rainmaker Platform. It’s a complete website solution for content marketers and Internet entrepreneurs. With Rainmaker, you can: Create powerful content-driven websites on your own domains. Build membership sites and online training courses. Sell digital products like software, ebooks, and more. Perform sophisticated online lead generation. Optimize your content for search engines and social networks. Absorb cutting-edge tactics and strategy with included training. Avoid a patchwork of plugins, themes, and complicated code. Forget about upgrades,…
  • How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The infographic is the Salvador Dalí of content marketing. By far the most interesting person at the cocktail party. Who can compete with the thin, longhorn mustache decorated with forget-me-nots? The anteater curled at his feet? His closest peer, the video, dozes near the crackling fire … slippered feet propped up, face buried in a white beard. The podcasts, hovering in the shadows, laugh at all his jokes in between sips of sparkling wine. And the blog posts? Yeah. The blog posts go home to weep themselves to sleep. The infographic holds court. He is the darling of the content…
  • The Lede: Are You Overlooking This Cornerstone of a Smart Content Strategy?

    Jerod Morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday, Brian Clark published a highly anticipated answer to a question that’s been on a lot of entrepreneurial and marketing minds. If you missed it, that question is: Isn’t it time for more power and less hassle from WordPress … without breaking the bank? The answer is yes, of course, and he provides the solution — a turnkey, hosted platform for content management that is already providing the technological engine for many smart content strategies across the globe. But technology is just technology. It will do its part reliably, but you have to do yours too.
  • Introducing Rainmaker: The Complete Solution for Content Marketers and Internet Entrepreneurs

    Brian Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four years ago this month, Copyblogger Media was born. Up until that point, I had launched several businesses off of Copyblogger, with several smart partners. Each of those individual businesses were killing it and had me involved, but those smart individuals weren’t collaborating with each other … because why would they? The five of us convened in a Denver conference room – the first time the group had ever met in person. In just three hours, we worked through the seemingly impossible task of merging five companies into one new entity, with everyone’s equity interest and…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in Mac Apps: Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of things

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of thingsThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps has everything you need to make sure your important thoughts never slip through the cracks.CosmAtlas 1.0.0Aurelio Calegari’s $3 CosmAtlas (Mac App Store Link) lets you look at the sky any time of day—and from the convenience of your Mac.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • OS X Yosemite is almost ready for its close-up as Apple releases GM candidate

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    OS X Yosemite is almost ready for its public debut. Apple on Tuesday released the golden master candidate of its forthcoming Mac OS, which means you can expect Yosemite to drop soon. The GM version of an OS is typically the final product, though the developers who’ve been beta testing Yosemite since June still have time to find a few more bugs. Apple also opened up the Yosemite beta to the public for the first time in 14 years, so a lucky million Mac users got the chance to take Yosemite for a test run. Apple revealed Yosemite, OS 10.10, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference nearly…
  • Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    A new hands-on report on the Apple Watch has revealed some new details ahead of the device's early 2015 launch. Writing for A Blog to Watch, Ariel Adams says the Apple Watch will use a dedicated iPhone app to install watch apps, similar to other smartwatches. But more than just acting as a funnel for data, the iPhone will also kick in some computational muscle. By offloading certain processing tasks to the phone, the watch can preserve battery life.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • China’s iPhone 6 approval is good for Apple, bad for smugglers

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Not everyone who waited in long lines outside Apple stores earlier this month was buying a new iPhone for themselves. Many of those buyers were plunking down cash and then hopping flights to China to resell the new devices. But after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were finally cleared for sale in China a month after launching, it looks the party’s over for black market sellers—though the launch will likely send Apple’s revenue soaring.It’s tough to tell how many of the 10 million-plus iPhones Apple sold in three days were churned for a profit in China, but buyers were willing to pay $1,300…
  • Exactly backwards: Apple's security statement is more a PR coup than a nightmare

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Once again it is time to play: Willfully Obtuse or Really That Clueless?! Why is it always so hard to tell? Writing for Business Insider, James Cook goes all-in on the police’s side of the story on smartphone encryption. Surely in this environment of concern about government spying on citizens and the militarization of the police, there’s nothing to be lost by taking the anti-privacy, pro-police side. That’s just common sense. After all, if you have nothing to hide... “POLICE: ‘Apple Will Become The Phone Of Choice For The Pedophile’” (tip o’ the antlers to ghibby!)To read…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “There Are More Bugs In Mobile Than… Particles In The Universe!”

    Vitaly Friedman
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Mobile is a difficult, unpredictable beast. If you run into technical problems in mobile, then you’ll know how annoying fixing them can be. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Peter-Paul Koch to create The Mobile Web Handbook, our practical new guide to dealing with front-end challenges in mobile. The book is finally ready and is now shipping worldwide. It’s available in print and as an eBook.1 2 $39 Print + eBook213Printed, gorgeous hardcover $9.90 eBook4PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle About The Book We have all been there. Whether you are developing a responsive website or an app or just…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2014

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for October 2014. Both…
  • Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design

    Laura Franz
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for “line length”) and its relationship to how people read. 
The popularization of the “ideal measure” has led to advice such as “Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.” While a good measure does improve the reading experience, it’s only one rule for good typography. Another rule is to maintain a comfortable font size. How People Read People read online text to serve their own needs: to find the information they seek, to discover new…
  • Sci-Fi, Frustrations, Flash And Forms: The Typeform Story

    David Okuniev
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Take any new interface design or display technology, and chances are that someone somewhere has already compared it to Minority Report. The 2002 dystopian film, with its see-through screens and gesture-driven interfaces, is remembered more for its futuristic tech than for the insidiousness of the technology — pre-crime prediction — that was its actual focus. It continues to be the standard by which we judge new interfaces. But inspiration doesn’t only come in the form of flashy, futuristic interfaces. At Typeform, we were inspired to simplify online forms by a movie that’s decidedly a…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A WordPress Host

    Mark Gavalda
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    These days you have an awful lot of options for hosting your website, so many that it’s easy to get lost. How much should you pay? Is support important to you, or are you a tinkerer who likes to do your own thing? Put in different terms, are you a master chef who can cook a delicious meal with the right assortment of ingredients, or would you rather go to a nice restaurant and just sit back and enjoy the experience? Let’s dive in. An Overview Of Hosting Categories A couple of years ago, choosing a hosting company was a lot simpler. Shared hosting providers had relatively low prices…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • How the Ebola virus spreads

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.
  • Bill Maher slammed for comments

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Reza Aslan offers his reaction to Bill Maher's recent remarks regarding the link between violence and Islam
  • Ambulance stayed in service 2 days

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    A patient at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., officials said.
  • Symbols of huge Hong Kong protest

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Umbrellas, yellow ribbons, numbered codewords and tangles of phone cords: these are the distinctive sights of the dramatic protest unfolding beneath Hong Kong's spectacular skyline.
  • Dad did double-take at suspect's pic

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    It was the picture of Jesse Matthew that made the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington do a double-take.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

    Scott Kelby
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the greatest photographers ever made is having his first solo gallery show, opening this week at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and if you get a chance — you have to see it in person. Here are the details:Who: Joe McNally What: A solo exhibition Where: The Monroe Gallery: 112 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM (link) When: October 3rd thru November 23rd Why:  Because Joe is a photography students will study after we’re all gone.Here’s a link to the gallery’s site with all the details. Hope you get the chance to see it in person.I’m off to Orlando for my…
  • It’s “Update Your Portfolio” Monday

    Scott Kelby
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    OK, we’ve had “Backup Tuesday” and now it’s time for “Update Your Portfolio Monday” — a reminder that it’s time to shake the dust off that portfolio — see if you have newer, better shots that need to be added. Take a look at the sequence (order) of your images and see if they need changing, see if anything needs to come out, and just make sure everything’s up-to-date.So far, I’ve only had enough time to update my Sports Photography Portfolio (here’s the link). I actually added a new category for College Football, and updated my…
  • Trailblazers: A new series on Powerful Women of Photography

    Scott Kelby
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  — our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers — woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry.Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructor herself), just did such a amazing job with this series, and the women you’ll meet, and the stories they tell, will just absolutely captivate you from start to finish. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, make sure you watch any interview…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX Seminar Tour Come spend the day with Corey Barker, the award-winning designer, illustrator and also best-selling author of the book “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Volume 2” as he brings concepts, images and ideas from his book to life in this one-day live training seminar.Join him as he ventures to take your Photoshop skills to the next level and beyond by teaching you how to master the eye-popping techniques used by designers, artists, and photographers all over the world. You will never look at Photoshop the same way again!
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Erik Almås!

    Brad Moore
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I believe there’s opportunity for everyone to have commercial success as a photographer in today’s market. This as long as they have a unique and honest perspective…Hi!I’m excited to be writing for Scott Kelby and the Guest blog Wednesday!I’m also excited about the current state of photography!Really excited!Daily I get questions through e-mail and social media. They span a wide range but the BIG question I get asked, among practical advice on gear, computers and offers of coffee and beer is: “How do I MAKE it as a photographer?”“How do I break into advertising photography and…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next

    Simon Ringsmuth
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Most cameras come with a kit lens that generally works well as a decent all-around workhorse. A common focal range for these lenses is 18-55mm, which means they are capable of wide-angle shots as well as medium-telephoto pictures, and everything in between. The tradeoff for this zoom range, however, is a limited maximum aperture range of roughly f/3.5 when zoomed out (18mm), and f/5.6 when zoomed in to 55mm. Of course some kit lenses cover a longer focal range and have different maximum apertures, but overall most kit lenses are designed for the types of all-around shooting conditions in…
  • 3 Ways to Combat Photography Boredom

    Andrea Minoia
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Boredom is one of the most powerful and inescapable forces on this world and photography is not immune to it. A bored photographer will likely stop to photograph or start producing boring images, which in turns will bore the viewer or client, who will likely stop following or buying the photographer’s boring work. Fighting boredom is, therefore, an absolute priority. When you specialize in a certain kind of photography, after a while you will probably master it. You will know what lens and settings best suit the scene you have in front of you, to get this or that particular mood or…
  • How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

    Monica Day
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom. Watermarks using Photoshop You can create watermarks in Photoshop several different ways. Here are a few of them. 1. Text layer The first way is to create a text layer. This is great for simple word watermarks. You can then write your name or your photography business’ name. From…
  • 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

    William Petruzzo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for your subject. You the photographer, who is creating with integrity, must meet with yourself inside to bring about bold creativity. The subject, likewise, is faced with many insecurities that they may have very little experience with in their day to day lives. They are in a…
  • How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

    Shiv Verma
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images look so harsh?”. Let us first understand the difference in using natural or ambient light and using a flash. With natural light you have little control over intensity, direction, or color. With a flash, you have a lot more control if you can grasp the fundamentals of light and exposure. Using a flash you can control the direction, intensity, color and distribution of the light. A good understanding of how your flash affects the way the…
 
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

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

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

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft three-quarter light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots,…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more
  • DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more
  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more
  • More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more
  • Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    (Photo courtesy of Fotolia.com) The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Foxconn Hiring More Workers to Help with Strong Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Foxconn has begun another large-scale hiring effort for its factories in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou in order to help out with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus production, reports Digitimes. Because working on assembly lines is no longer as attractive as before for workers in China, Foxconn is having issues recruiting sufficient numbers of workers. The company has been hosting hiring events recently to maintain its manpower, the sources added. The report notes that Apple's goal to launch its new handsets in 115 countries by the end of 2014 also pushed Foxconn to start another round of large-scale…
  • Apple Receives Second and Final License Needed to Start iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has given Apple the second and final regulatory license it needs to begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, reports Reuters. Apple received the first regulatory license from the Chinese government earlier this month, and it is now likely that both new handsets will launch in the country soon. A supposed internal memo addressed to Apple retail employees in China spotted yesterday stated that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would go on sale starting October 10. The iPhone 6 originally launched in the first wave of…
  • Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Enabled 'Up' App Featuring Personalized Fitness Advice

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    Jawbone has launched its new Up app for the iPhone, which utilizes Apple's Health app and HealthKit to track and deliver advice based on a user's diet and physical activity. Not to be confused with Jawbone's other Up app, this newest app does not require the company's fitness tracker and works with over a hundred apps and devices, including MyFitnessPal, Strava Running and Cycling, IFTTT, and more. Information from meals logged throughout the day can be used to help generate nutritional advice, while data from workouts can be used to help set goals for the future. The Up app also allows users…
  • iOS 8 Safari Supports Animated PNG Images

    Arnold Kim
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    With the release of iOS 8, Safari has gained the ability to display Animated PNGs (APNGs). Originally proposed in 2004 as a replacement to animated GIF images, APNGs offers more color and transparency support over GIFs. The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is a non-standard extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification. It allows for animated PNG files that work similarly to animated GIF files, while supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency not available for GIFs. It also retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files.The APNG…
  • AT&T Doubling Data on Mobile Share Value Plans in Limited Time Promotion

    Richard Padilla
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AT&T today announced that it is launching a new limited-time promotion for its Mobile Share Value Plans, offering double the amount of data for new and existing customers with monthly data plans of 15GB or more. Under the promotion, customers with monthly shared data plans of 15GB will now be receiving 30GB of data, while those on 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, and 50GB plans will see an increase to 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB of data, respectively. In order to receive the promotion, new and existing customers must sign up by October 31. The promotional pricing applies to new and existing customers who…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

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

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

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

    barry.neild
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine sceneryCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Visitors arriving in Zurich can be forgiven for wondering where the city is. Church steeples dominate the skyline. Shoes stay clean on century-old cobblestones. And lawyers and bankers jump into the Limmat to swim with the swans during lunchtime. Which begs the…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
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