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  • 12 paradigm-shifting lessons for entrepreneurs

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Think you don't have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Think again, with this list of game-changers from 12Most.
  • A George R.R. Martin-Themed Uber Will Cruise Around NYC Next Week

    Mashable
    Lance Ulanoff
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Chevrolet, Uber and ReedPOP, the events company behind the upcoming Comic-Con in New York City, are combining forces to offer free rides for attendees at pop culture festival Super Week throughout the event. The inaugural Super Week, which launches on Friday in New York City, is a multi-location “pop-culture celebration” that will offer film screenings, fan events, comedy, an astronomy night at the Intrepid Museum, StarTalk Live hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and even a live talk with the cast of Star Trek the Next Generation (hosted by the original Star Trek captain, William…
  • The Cadillac Of Cell Phones

    Fast Company
    Gabriel Roth
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Why this $9,700 cell phone might not be so silly after all.I have felt underdressed many times in my life, but never, until today, when walking into a cell phone store.Read Full Story
  • After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    TechCrunch
    Ingrid Lunden
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
     Groupon continues apace with its strategy to evolve from online daily deals giant into a wider e-commerce player, with an emphasis on mobile and local purchases. Today the company is launching a new app called Snap — which provides iOS and Android users with a set list of products, and gives you money back when you purchase them, by way of a photographed and uploaded receipt. Snap did… Read More
  • You're right, they're wrong, but they won

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Why is that? Is the world so unfair? Actually, it might be because the other guys took the time and invested the effort to build a movement. They showed up, every time, again and again. They never contemplated that they might lose, even though they're wrong, sub-par or not as good as you are. Their operating system, corporate structure, political ideas or economic approach won. Perhaps they told a story that resonated, one that resonated not with the better angels of our nature, but with our urgent desires. And most probably, they built a tribe, not one in their image, but in the image (and…
 
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    Mashable

  • A George R.R. Martin-Themed Uber Will Cruise Around NYC Next Week

    Lance Ulanoff
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Chevrolet, Uber and ReedPOP, the events company behind the upcoming Comic-Con in New York City, are combining forces to offer free rides for attendees at pop culture festival Super Week throughout the event. The inaugural Super Week, which launches on Friday in New York City, is a multi-location “pop-culture celebration” that will offer film screenings, fan events, comedy, an astronomy night at the Intrepid Museum, StarTalk Live hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and even a live talk with the cast of Star Trek the Next Generation (hosted by the original Star Trek captain, William…
  • 5 of Europe's Most Exciting Upcoming Events in Tech and Digital

    Kristen Kampetis
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward. If you don't find something that's right for you, check out dozens of event listings featured in our complete listing. Read more...On the Events Board, you can sort listings by date added, get discount codes as a Mashable reader and watch videos of past events to get previews of what to expect. You can also follow @MashableEvents on Twitter to catch the…
  • Groupon's Snap App Gives You Money Back on Groceries

    Todd Wasserman
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Groupon is migrating further from its original group discount product with a new app called Snap that gives you money back for grocery purchases. Snap by Groupon, on iOS and Android, features a list of grocery and consumer packaged goods. If you make a purchase and take a photo of your receipt as proof, Groupon will mail you a check for the discounted amount once your tally exceeds $20. See also: Groupon CEO: 'Our Best Days Are By Far Ahead of Us' The idea is to present an alternative to traditional paper coupons while addressing the fact that mobile payments still haven't taken off. To spur…
  • LinkedIn Continues Mobile Push With SlideShare for iOS

    Karissa Bell
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    LinkedIn has added another standalone app to its growing mobile portfolio. The company rolled out an iPhone version of SlideShare, the presentation-sharing platform acquired by LinkedIn earlier this year. See also: 8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users SlideShare's iOS app was built completely with Swift, the programming language Apple introduced at this year's WWDC — a first for the company. "Apple used some new features to help developers make beautiful apps for bigger screen sizes and bigger screens are made for presentations," Andri Kristinsson, LinkedIn's mobile product…
  • Nike Foundation Launches 'Girl Effect' Accelerator to Alleviate Global Poverty

    Kate Sommers-Dawes
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ten companies that have been selected for a new startup incubator are committed to a linchpin of lifting millions out of poverty: empowering young women. The Girl Effect Accelerator, launched Thursday by the Nike Foundation and the Unreasonable Group, will mentor a cohort of companies that are all dedicated to the hundreds of millions of girls who live in poverty globally. For two weeks they will gather to grow their businesses — but not just because fighting poverty is the right thing to do. As research continues to show, educating, supporting and protecting girls in the developing…
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    Fast Company

  • The Cadillac Of Cell Phones

    Gabriel Roth
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Why this $9,700 cell phone might not be so silly after all.I have felt underdressed many times in my life, but never, until today, when walking into a cell phone store.Read Full Story
  • Study: Self-Confidence Plays A Crucial Role In Forging Your Career Path

    Chris Gayomali
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Self-confidence doesn't just come from within.Once in a while, it is healthy to doubt yourself, to ooze a tiny bit of self-awareness. But a new psychology study from Ohio State University found evidence that individuals' career paths are influenced by their own levels of self-confidence and, to some degree, the amount of social validation they receive along the way.Read Full Story
  • 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Career In Your 20s

    Ashley Crouch
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    Time to cut through the mixed messages--in the search for answers here are 10 ways to feel like you are doing everything you can.We've been called pre­adults, emerging adults, millennials, the lost decade. We're told our 20s are the "defining decade," and that 80% of life's most significant events take place by age 35.Read Full Story
  • 5 Dream Jobs That Will Make Your Inner Child Extremely Jealous

    Rachel Gillett
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    Many of us gave up on becoming Lego builders and game testers long ago, but there are a few among us living out our 8-year-old dreams.As kids we dream of being professional video gamer testers and Lego builders. But usually by the time it comes time to choose a career path, reality sets in and we choose something more realistic like sales.Read Full Story
  • Will Ferrell Says Goodbye to Derek Jeter, Red Sox Style

    KC Ifeanyi
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    "LET'S GO, JE-DAH!"New York Yankees team captain/national hero/living legend/all-around good guy (except if you ask Keith Olbermann) Derek Jeter played the last game of his career this past Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. And something magical happened: The Sox fans were (gasp) nice.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • After Quietly Acquiring SnapSaves, Groupon Launches Snap, Paying You To Shop

    Ingrid Lunden
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
     Groupon continues apace with its strategy to evolve from online daily deals giant into a wider e-commerce player, with an emphasis on mobile and local purchases. Today the company is launching a new app called Snap — which provides iOS and Android users with a set list of products, and gives you money back when you purchase them, by way of a photographed and uploaded receipt. Snap did… Read More
  • Rocket And Zalando IPOs Fail To Excite Markets, But It’s Early Days

    Mike Butcher
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
     If there is one thing Europe has been lacking in in the last five years or so it’s tech IPOs. London has bravely kicked things off in the last year with IPOs from companies like Just Eat. But the German markets, long ambivalent to the tech sector, are starting to re-awaken. Yesterday online apparel retailer Zalando, and Zappos competitor, debuted in Frankfurt. Today, Rocket Internet,… Read More
  • Gracenote Acquires Australian Metadata Provider HWW for $19 Million

    Ryan Lawler
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
     Another day, another Gracenote acquisition. The Tribune-owned entertainment information company has bought yet another metadata provider — this time Australia’s HWW for $19 million USD. The purchase is designed to extend Gracenote’s reach into an international while also providing it with ever-more TV and movie data to feed back into its database. Read More
  • Glow Gets $17 Million In Series B Funding From Formation 8, Founders Fund And Andreesen Horowitz

    Sarah Buhr
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
     The app that helps women track their fertility cycles, Glow gained another $17 million from investors today in a Series B round of funding. That makes $23 million in Glow’s total funding. This latest round was led by Formation 8, with additional participation from Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz. Formation 8 founding member Joe Lonsdale and HVF’S Nellie Levchin, co-founder… Read More
  • Spanish After-Market Ticket Exchange Ticketbis Scores Another €5.2M In Funding After Targeting Asia

    Steve O'Hear
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
     Spanish startup Ticketbis, which operates an exchange for buying and selling after-market tickets to events in Europe, Latin America, and most recently Asia, has raised an additional €5.2 million in funding led by European VC Active Venture Partners, along with participation from existing investors. It brings total raised since being founded in 2009 to over €10 million. The fact that… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • You're right, they're wrong, but they won

    Seth Godin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Why is that? Is the world so unfair? Actually, it might be because the other guys took the time and invested the effort to build a movement. They showed up, every time, again and again. They never contemplated that they might lose, even though they're wrong, sub-par or not as good as you are. Their operating system, corporate structure, political ideas or economic approach won. Perhaps they told a story that resonated, one that resonated not with the better angels of our nature, but with our urgent desires. And most probably, they built a tribe, not one in their image, but in the image (and…
  • Two ad campaigns of the moment

    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    I don't usually write about these, because they're almost always over produced and riskless affairs promoting me-too and banal products. But, consider this new book promo from O/R. They're also giving 20% off to Google employees, which is a clever touch. And then amuse yourself with this pitch perfect ad from GE. Big-time ad execs could never run something this self-aware on TV, but of course, we don't need TV anymore. Not when people (instead of networks) spread around the stuff we choose to watch.        
  • 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…
 
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    WIRED

  • Enchanting Photos of Rare and Wonderful Frogs and Salamanders

    Pete Brook
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Over the years, Moore has photographed more than 200 species and worked alongside research teams that have identified six new species—and rediscovered six others previously thought lost. The post Enchanting Photos of Rare and Wonderful Frogs and Salamanders appeared first on WIRED.
  • Elijah Wood’s New Movie Is a Prophetic Thriller About Celebrity Hacking

    Angela Watercutter
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Open Windows is viewed almost entirely through a series of computer windows on a laptop screen. WIRED asked star Elijah Wood and writer/director Nacho Vigalondo to interview each other about how they made the movie—and how it intersects with everything from celebrity phone hacking to online harassment. The post Elijah Wood’s New Movie Is a Prophetic Thriller About Celebrity Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue

    Nick Stockton
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists have discovered that harvestmen have a hidden hunting skill: catching prey using their glue-coated forelimbs. The post Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue appeared first on WIRED.
  • Cape Watch: Hulk and Hawkeye Will Lead the New Avengers Movie

    Graeme McMillan
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Welcome back, my friends, to the superhero show that never ends ... although, come the fall, it does tend to shut up shop just a little and head towards the small screen because it's cold outside and, well, you know how it is. Nonetheless, this week has brought more than just Saturday Night Live's new Marvel movies (but let's be honest: Fancy Ghosts could totally work). X-Men! Avengers! Big Hero 6! Fantastic Four! And a comic book movie that admittedly has nothing to do with superheroes, but we're including it here nonetheless so you shut up! Here are the highlights of the week's superhero…
  • Leica’s Fancy New M-P Camera May Actually Be Worth $8,000

    Tim Moynihan
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When everything is in focus, there are no throwaway shots with the Leica M-P. Everything you shoot looks like a frame from some Wim Wenders documentary about the human condition. The post Leica’s Fancy New M-P Camera May Actually Be Worth $8,000 appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 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

  • Have a Plan Before Asking For Help to Get Better Responses

    Eric Ravenscraft
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Asking for help isn't always easy, and it can be difficult to convince someone to give you a hand if you don't know what you need them to do. Start by having a plan to make it more likely they're willing to assist.Read more...
  • Keep Your Car Battery Healthy With These Discounted Chargers

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    If your car's ever refused to start in the morning, you'll be glad to know that today's Amazon Gold Box deal offers huge discounts on Schumacher battery chargers and maintainers.Read more...
  • Five Shortcuts for Faster Text Selection in iOS

    Whitson Gordon
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever need to copy, share, or speak text on iOS? Of course you do. Here are four different shortcuts that can make the process quick and easy.Read more...
  • What's The Best Place to Buy Computer Parts?

    Alan Henry
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you're building a new computer or shopping for upgrades, you have plenty of places to choose from. This week we want to know which online and offline retailers you trust the most for low prices, good return policies, and great selection on everything from CPUs to graphics cards. Read more...
  • Trustworthiness Is Just as Important as Competence in Leadership

    Whitson Gordon
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    There are a lot of important leadership skills out there, that any manager should strive for. But trustworthiness is just as important as oft-touted skills like confidence and competence.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Marc Newson Hired Part-Time at Apple for Specific Undisclosed Projects

    Kelly Hodgkins
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Designer Marc Newson recently spoke to architecture and design magazine Dezeen in his first interview since joining Apple. Though most of the conversation focuses on a new consumer beer machine he created along with Heineken, Newson does reveal some interesting tidbits about his current role at Apple. Marc Newson with Jonathan Ive, courtesy of Vanity Fair Newson confirms to Dezeen's Amy Frearson that he is working for Apple part-time and was hired for very specific reasons he would not disclose. He will remain in the UK while continuing to work on projects for his existing company. Amy…
  • Samsung to Begin Work on Apple's 14-nm A9 Chips Before End of 2014

    Richard Padilla
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Samsung semiconductor head Kim Ki-nam today announced that the company will begin work on 14-nanometer processors for partners such as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD before the end of 2014, reports ZDNet (via 9to5Mac). The comments indicate that Samsung will produce Apple's next-generation A9 chip to be used in next year's line of iPhones and iPads. Currently, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus use the 20-nanometer A8 processor. It is also likely that the forthcoming iPad Air 2 and second-generation Retina iPad mini will utilize Apple's A8 chip. The report also states that Samsung is producing around 30% of…
  • First CarPlay-Compatible In-Dash Systems Now Available From Pioneer

    Juli Clover
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Pioneer today became the first company to officially offer support for Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature, after announcing the addition of CarPlay to five of its 2014-NEX in-dash multimedia receivers. "CarPlay enriches the iPhone experience in the vehicle by providing a safer way to access the iPhone features they want to use most while driving," said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "With Pioneer's implementation, CarPlay can now be integrated into millions of vehicles already on the road."As previously…
  • Apple Creates Tool to Check Activation Lock Status on iOS Devices

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Apple has released a new Activation Lock Status tool (via iDownloadBlog) that will make it easier for people buying a used iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to avoid getting a device that is locked to another user. Accessible via iCloud.com, the Activation Lock Status Checker allows users to enter a Device IMEI or Serial number to check whether a device has Activation Lock turned on. Activation Lock was introduced alongside iOS 7 and is designed to prevent iPhones and iPads from being stolen. When Find My iPhone is enabled, it effectively locks an iOS device to a user's Apple ID account, and even…
  • Video Compares iPhone 6 Plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi Speeds to 802.11n iPhone 5s Speeds

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the first Apple mobile devices to come equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which supports much faster data throughput speeds. 802.11ac Wi-Fi is able to offer connection speeds that are up to three times faster than existing 802.11n networks. iClarified has created a new video that compares the Wi-Fi speeds of the iPhone 6 Plus, which supports 802.11ac, to the iPhone 5s, which supports 802.11n, when connected to an AirPort Extreme. The site also created a custom app for the test. Both devices were freshly restored to iOS 8.0 and connected to the 2013 Apple AirPort…
 
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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 7 Keys to List Posts that Are Worth Writing (and Reading)

    Sonia Simone
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot of smart writers can’t stand list posts. What’s a list post? It’s also known as a numbered list post, or a (shudder) listicle, and it’s a post whose headline features a numbered collection of things. This post, for example, is a list post. There are an awful lot of crummy ones out there. The celebrity sites make frequent use of them (These 17 Celebrities Used to Be Hot, etc.). In fact, all of the CRaP blogs use them liberally. So it’s natural that a quality-focused content writer (like you) might try to avoid them. But that would be silly. And here’s…
  • Keep Them Fascinated: How To Discover Your Winning Difference as a Content Marketer

    Brian Clark
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You hear over and over that you need to be unique. To come at things with a fresh angle. To discover your winning difference. It’s all true. And it’s not just the “art of marketing” that dictates these things. It’s the science behind what fascinates us. You can try chasing trends by being a “me too” marketer. The legendary players, however, come not from chasing what’s happening, but by running in a different direction. Author and entrepreneur Sally Hogshead has committed her career to helping people discover their winning difference. And a content-driven…
  • 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…
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    Macworld

  • HealthKit app Lark talks to you to help you stay active

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    After a brief delay on Apple’s part, HealthKit-compatible apps are now available in the App Store. Finally! Thanks to this back-end feature, you can view all of the health data that your iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus is already tracking within other apps, and view everything within a single app of your choosing—be it Apple’s own Health app, or another third-party app.  Lark looks at your daily activity, compares it to your average, then reminds you when you're not quite at your goal—all in a friendly conversation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Safari for iOS is as old as the iPhone itself, and even with all the apps that have come and gone in those seven plus years, Safari is the old standby, the essential app that’s in the dock row of millions of iPhones and iPads. Apple improves Safari in every iteration of iOS, and iOS is no exception. The changes aren’t radical, but they do add some extra flexibility and convenience to browing the web on your iPad and iPhone.Get a website’s desktop version Sometimes you don’t want the stripped-down mobile version of a website. Google’s Chrome has long had a “request desktop…
  • Apple CarPlay goes live in Pioneer NEX and AppRadio systems, giving real people early dibs for once

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Apple CarPlay went live on Pioneer's NEX and AppRadio 4 installable systems late Wednesday night, making this new, smartphone-safe auto interface available for older cars before it's shown up in any new cars (except the Ferrari, which is too fancy-shmancy to count). If you have or install of these systems in your car, you'll be able to plug in your CarPlay-compatible iPhone (iPhone 5 or later) to make calls, send and receive text messages, and use compatible apps safely from the display and other controls.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Vogue sits down with Jonathan Ive, Apple's "under the radar" design chief

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ive recalls meeting Steve Jobs for the first time and gushes over Apple Watch.(vogue.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • All gold everything: Apple may add new hue to iPad Air line

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    You glance at the time on the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition strapped to your wrist while chatting on your gold iPhone 6 and answering e-mails on your gold iPad. No, you don’t have the Midas touch. Apple is reportedly adding gold to its iPad Air lineup for easier color coordination.High demand for the gold iPhone 5s when it launched last fall proved there’s a market for Apple devices in shades other than space gray and silver. According to Bloomberg, Apple is adding a gold iPad Air to its lineup this year. The mini is reportedly being left out of the metallic makeover.To read this…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • What Every App Developer Should Know About Android

    Ville-Veikko Helppi
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:17 am
    In today’s fast-paced mobile market, consumers have no patience for mobile apps that compromise their experience. “Crashes” and “Not working” are the most common feedback1 on Google Play for unstable or sluggish apps (including games). Those comments and ratings make hundreds of millions of potential downloaders skip those lousy apps. Sounds harsh, but that’s the way it is. An app succeeds not by chance. It is the result of the right decisions made at the right time. The most successful mobile app developers2 understand the importance of performance, quality and robustness across…
  • “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…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Contacts' contacts are being watched

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Health officials are monitoring not only those who the Ebola patient in Dallas had contact with while he was contagious and not isolated, but also dozens of people they subsequently contacted, a county spokeswoman says.
  • How virus spreads

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    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.
  • Ebola orphans stigmatized

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Ebola has orphaned thousands of children in West Africa, and relatives are terrified of taking them in for fear of infection, the United Nations said.
  • Turkey voting as ISIS closes in

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    As ISIS militants close on Turkey, a NATO member and U.S. ally, its Parliament is expected to vote today on whether to join the fight against the militants.
  • 'Osama bin Laden,' 'Jesus' on ballot

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    In Brazilian elections, candidates turn to oddball campaign ads to grab voters' attention. Shasta Darlington reports.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Business Side of Mike Kubeisy Join KelbyOne’s own Larry Becker as he sits down with entertainment photographer Mike Kubeisy to discuss the business side of Mike’s commercial photography career in Hollywood. Larry and Mike discuss topics ranging from how to get started in the business to how to keep yourself on the cutting edge of new trends and technology. Drawing from over 30 years of experience, Mike shares some of his best advice for achieving success and living your dream.Leave a comment for your chance to watch this class for free!The Art of Digital Photography: The…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Richard Bernabe!

    Brad Moore
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s the DestinationAs a photographer, chances are you’ve thought about doing some traveling, if you haven’t traveled extensively already. The journey might start out as a simple weekend getaway after a few rough days at the office or as an expansive road trip through several states and time zones: car packed with a camera and a few favorites lenses, wind in your hair, sun on your face, nothing but freedom and the open road in front of you. Over time this could lead to dealing with travel agents, passports, guides, and epic expeditions to the other side of the world…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • New: The dPS Guide to Portrait Post Production and Workflow

    Darren Rowse
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Our Exciting News in a Nutshell Today I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new eBook – Portraits: After the Shot – a Guide to Portrait Post Production and Workflow by Gina Milicia. It’s available for a limited time with an early bird bonus of a collection of great Lightroom and Photoshop presets. Get your copy here. The Story So Far In January 2013 we released our first Portrait Photography eBook by Gina Milicia – Portraits: Making the Shot – a fantastic overview of taking beautiful portraits with soul. In September 2013 we released Gina’s…
  • How to do Quick and Easy Curves Adjustments in Photoshop

    Helen Bradley
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you are starting out learning to edit in Photoshop there are a lot of tools from which to choose. The Curves Adjustment is one of the more advanced tools, so it often overwhelms new users. However it is such a powerful tool that it is well worth investing some time learning to use it. In this article I’ll explain what you can understand about your image from the Curves dialog and how to use curves to edit your photos. Creating a Curves Adjustment You can get to the Curves dialog in two ways; by choosing Image > Adjustments > Curves or you can add it as a new adjustment layer by…
  • Five Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Pet Photography Business

    Erin McNulty
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pet photography is a fast growing and super fun genre of photography, and it’s awesome to see so many people wanting to celebrate animals and the role they play in our lives! But how do you turn your passion for animals and photography into a thriving and successful business? What do you need to consider before setting up your business? Today I’m sharing the knowledge I’ve gathered over the last three years to help you prepare yourself for what is the best job in the world. #1 Do you really love animals? Pet photography is messy, dirty, and at times incredibly frustrating…
  • 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…
 
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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)

  • Britain's American Air Museum seeks help identifying US personnel who served in UK

    2 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The American Air Museum, which is part of Britain's Imperial War Museum, has launched a new wiki-style website designed to allow members of the public to help identify the service men and women depicted in the site's online galleries. Based on 15,000 prints from The Roger Freeman Collection documenting the lives of the US Army Air Forces personnel who served in England during the Second World War, the site records the thoughts and memories of the local population who worked and lived alongside them. Learn more
  • Wilderness photographers caught up in U.S. Forest Service permit proposal

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A proposed directive from the U.S. Forest Service that aims to protect federal wilderness from commercial exploitation may end up restraining photographers as well. Under the proposed restrictions, any individual or entity poised to reap commercial gain from photographing or filming federal lands in the U.S. will need a permit. Read more
  • Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system. So why would anyone choose the Lumix LX100 with its expensive body over the flexibility of the only-slightly-bigger Lumix DMC-GX7? Has Panasonic shot itself in the foot? Click through to read more
  • 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
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

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

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

  • iOS 8 Translator Keyboard Introduces Easy Access Language Translation Capabilities

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    With iOS 8 bringing support for system wide third-party keyboards for the first time, developers have been coming up with creative ways to introduce new functionality to the keyboard, beyond simply making it quicker to type. Translator Keyboard is a new third-party keyboard designed to allow users to quickly translate their text from one language to another, without the need for a separate translation app.Translator Keyboard is able to provide a much simpler experience than the copy-paste workflow that many translation apps have had to settle for in the past. As well as making translation…
  • Verizon Reverses Course on Plan to Throttle Unlimited LTE Customers

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Verizon today released a statement letting customers know that it no longer plans to throttle users who still have a grandfathered unlimited data plan that allows for unlimited LTE data usage. Verizon is committed to providing its customers with an unparalleled mobile network experience. At a time of ever-increasing mobile broadband data usage, we not only take pride in the way we manage our network resources, but also take seriously our responsibility to deliver exceptional mobile service to every customer. We've greatly valued the ongoing dialogue over the past several months concerning…
  • Apple Updates 'Apple Store' App With iPhone 6 Support

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, adapting the app for the two larger-screened devices. The new version of the app also includes an iOS compatibility update. While the iPhone 6 update doesn't bring a lot of visual changes, it has a much cleaner look due to the fact that it's no longer artificially zoomed in, as seen in the comparison screenshot below. After iPhone 6 update on left, before iPhone 6 update on right Apple's last major update to the Apple Store app came in early September, redesigning the look of the app and making it easier for users to make…
  • Verizon Offers Double the Data for 'MORE Everything' Plans

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon today announced a promotion to expand the amount data available through its MORE Everything plans. Customers on the 12GB plan will now get 15GB of data for the same $110 per month, while customers on the 16GB plan will now get 30GB of data for $130. Verizon has increased available data across the board, delivering up to double the data for consumers at no additional cost. "We know that no matter how much data you have, it's only as good as the network it's on, and Verizon Wireless' network is second to none," said Ken Dixon, chief…
  • Sprint Responds to AT&T's Promotion With Its Own Double Data Deal

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Sprint today announced it is increasing data plan allowances for higher-tier customers in an attempt to compete with AT&T, which recently launched a new promotion that doubles the data available to some subscribers. Sprint also is waiving its existing monthly device access fee until 2015 for new customers. Sprint's double data promotion is available to new and existing customers who sign up by October 31. Sprint's offer extends to its existing 32GB, 40GB and 60GB Family Share Packs, which cost $130, 150 and $225, respectively. Starting today, customers who sign up for the promotion…
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