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  • The 10 worst handshakes in business [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    You know when you go in for the handshake, but you close too early? That's the lobster claw, and it's awful. We've all been on the giving and receiving end of a bad handshake. Watch this video to see if you're guilty of a bad handshake.
  • Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hacking

    Mashable
    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a Swedish hacker and founder of file-sharing website Pirate Bay, was found guilty of hacking crimes in Denmark on Thursday In what the prosecution called the country's biggest hacking case, Svartholm Warg, 30, was found guilty of breaking into various Danish public databases controlled by IT service provider CSC in 2012, accessing hundreds of thousands of social security numbers, criminal records and extradition agreements. Svartholm Warg allegedly committed the crime along with his accomplice, a 21-year-old Dane only known as "JKT" (the judge asked his name not to be…
  • This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We've Been Waiting For

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    North Carolina State University researchers are developing a two-way system that relies on a dog's body language.Ever since canids began following us around to sniff at our leftovers, humans have been searching for more efficient ways to communicate with dogs. And, so far at least, a universal translator has yet to materialize. Seamless dog-to-human or human-to-dog communication has been little more than a crazy pipe dream.Read Full Story
  • Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
     The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James Thomson, took to Twitter to inform users and respond to inquiries about… Read More
  • Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hundreds of years ago, Hermes and Louis Vuitton started out as luxury makers of tools. If you needed a saddle or a suitcase, they offered an extraordinary option, both elite and useful. Over time, they shifted gears, no longer competing on whether or not their luggage was the most useful, or their saddles the most efficient. They competed on luxury, which is a fundamentally different promise than the optimal design of a tool. Patagonia is still a luxury tools company. The coats they sell cost more, but some professionals choose them regardless of brand, because in addition to tribal…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • The 10 worst handshakes in business [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    You know when you go in for the handshake, but you close too early? That's the lobster claw, and it's awful. We've all been on the giving and receiving end of a bad handshake. Watch this video to see if you're guilty of a bad handshake.
  • Epic POV footage of a lioness hunting [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    You've probably seen lots of footage of lionesses chasing down her prey. But have you ever seen the hunt from the lioness's point of view? Warning, this footage is a little graphic at the time of the kill.
  • 26 fun facts about Halloween [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Don't be at a loss for small talk at the Halloween soiree; be prepared with enough fun facts to keep the spooky snack table entranced courtesy of Mental_Floss!
  • Facts the prove ladybugs are more awesome than you think [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ladybugs. When you read that word, you don't think "tough." No biker gang is named after the ladybug. Sailors don't generally get ladybug tattoos. But after you watch this video, you might just change your mind about the cute little ladybug.
  • How your brain “sees” a logo [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    We hear a lot about designing effective logos and we can all think of at least a few we can recognize anywhere, such as the Nike swoosh or the golden arches of McDonald’s, but how does our brain process this information? You might be surprised what you learn from this infographic by Logomaker about how …
 
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    Mashable

  • Pirate Bay cofounder found guilty of hacking

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a Swedish hacker and founder of file-sharing website Pirate Bay, was found guilty of hacking crimes in Denmark on Thursday In what the prosecution called the country's biggest hacking case, Svartholm Warg, 30, was found guilty of breaking into various Danish public databases controlled by IT service provider CSC in 2012, accessing hundreds of thousands of social security numbers, criminal records and extradition agreements. Svartholm Warg allegedly committed the crime along with his accomplice, a 21-year-old Dane only known as "JKT" (the judge asked his name not to be…
  • 12 super actresses who would make a kickass Captain Marvel

    Andrea Romano
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    It will take a real kickass lady to fill those boots. Now that Marvel has announced its first female superhero movie, Captain Marvel, it's time to start wildly (and illogically) speculating who could play the powerful, smart and beautiful role of Carol Danvers. See also: Carol Danvers, Marvel's first female superhero, is also the most powerful Fans and critics alike are already voicing their opinions online about who are the contenders for the Air-Force-pilot-turned-superhero Some of these ladies may not be a serious contender for the Marvel mantle — but it's always nice to dream…
  • NBC thought 'Friends' was too racy when it first aired

    Neha Prakash
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Could this show be any racier? Lisa Kudrow stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday and admitted that when Friends first aired 20 years ago (yup, you're ancient), NBC was very anxious that the show would be too racy for its audience. (Mainly, the network was concerned about Monica sleeping with a guy on the first date.) Luckily, a quick survey set the producers straight. Oh, how times have changed. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon play an intense game of Water War Focused kitty is staring into space and there's nothing you can do about it Tony Hawk is still the king of the halfpipe at 46…
  • Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time

    Brian Ries
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    A new Human Rights Watch report claims Islamic State militants committed a massacre in June outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The report includes the first detailed interviews with the handful of survivors, who told horrific accounts of what transpired in the desert that day Gunmen with the group executed an estimated 600 inmates from Badoush Prison near Mosul, according to the report, which also notes that the majority of the victims were Shia Muslims. The ISIS militant group is largely made up of Sunni extremists. See also: Who's Who in the Iraq Crisis “The gruesome details of…
  • See the trailer for Iran's first-ever vampire film

    Cinema Blend
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    The first trailer for Iran's first ever vampire western entitled, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, has been released and it's hard not to immediately be enamored with it. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and produced by Elijah Wood, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is set in the desolate imaginary Iranian town of Bad City. It stars Sheila Vand as the girl, a vampire who is stalking the town's inhabitants, but is incredibly lonely herself. The peculiar village is inundated with death and alienation, and no one who resides there is even aware that there is a vampire walking its…
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    Fast Company

  • This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We've Been Waiting For

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    North Carolina State University researchers are developing a two-way system that relies on a dog's body language.Ever since canids began following us around to sniff at our leftovers, humans have been searching for more efficient ways to communicate with dogs. And, so far at least, a universal translator has yet to materialize. Seamless dog-to-human or human-to-dog communication has been little more than a crazy pipe dream.Read Full Story
  • 4 Ways Developers Say Apple Can Improve The Mac App Store

    Michael Grothaus
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We asked some successful developers how Apple can improve the Mac App Store. This story contains interviews with Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software; Ken Case, CEO of Omni Group; and Aušra Meškauskaitė, head of Marketing at Pixelmator.Read Full Story
  • Tim Cook: "I Consider Being Gay Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me"

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay."In an op-ed published Thursday in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook, the most powerful man in technology, wrote the following:Read Full Story
  • MIT Visualizes What Robots Are Thinking

    Mark Wilson
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to know what's going on inside that robot's brain? MIT researchers are trying to show us.Robots make thousands of tiny decisions a second, but they don't emote or verbally communicate. So when a Roomba turns 90 degrees in the middle of the room, we're only left wondering why and if something is broken.Read Full Story
  • How An Ex-Inmate's Startup Is Improving Prisoners' Lives

    Carren Jao
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    With Pigeonly, Frederick Hutson is using technology to keep convicts connected to friends and family--and maybe turn their lives around.Entrepreneurs often tap personal experience for startup ideas. In Frederick Hutson's case, that experience was incarceration. "I just saw so many inefficiencies when I was in prison," he says. "The way the system worked was archaic. There was obviously a problem. I knew technology had advanced far ahead on the outside, but no one has built anything to address it."Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple No Longer Rejecting Calculator Widgets From The App Store

    Sarah Perez
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
     The maker of a popular iOS app and widget, PCalc, which took advantage of iOS 8’s support for Notification Center Widgets, was recently told by Apple that his handy app would be pulled from the App Store due to the fact that “widgets on iOS cannot perform any calculations.” The app’s creator, James Thomson, took to Twitter to inform users and respond to inquiries about… Read More
  • Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO

    Jordan Crook
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
     Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO. Nick Chirls, cofounder and former CEO of Alphaworks, is moving on to pursue another new project. Read More
  • LG’s Crazy New Smartphone Screen Has Almost No Bezel

    Greg Kumparak
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
     Tired of looking at all that extra space around your smartphone screen? Lets ignore for a second that that space serves a rather important function (giving you somewhere to put your thumb/fingers that isn’t on the screen) and just marvel at this thing. Built by LG, that 5.3″, 1080p display up top has a bezel that comes in at just 0.7 millimeters. That’s just crazy. It… Read More
  • Gillmor Gang Live 10.30.14

    Steve Gillmor
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
     Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today, Thursday October 30th, at 9:00am PT Read More
  • uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

    Ryan Lawler
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on, and to do so, it’s raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Upfront Ventures. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company

    Seth Godin
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hundreds of years ago, Hermes and Louis Vuitton started out as luxury makers of tools. If you needed a saddle or a suitcase, they offered an extraordinary option, both elite and useful. Over time, they shifted gears, no longer competing on whether or not their luggage was the most useful, or their saddles the most efficient. They competed on luxury, which is a fundamentally different promise than the optimal design of a tool. Patagonia is still a luxury tools company. The coats they sell cost more, but some professionals choose them regardless of brand, because in addition to tribal…
  • This is not a promotion

    Seth Godin
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    The internet and big media are wrestling with chokepoints. Cable TV companies, for example, are a natural monopoly in the home. Everyone only has one provider. If the provider has an argument with a TV network, they kick them off, the signal doesn't get through, the viewer gets nothing. One of the arguments behind the common sense of net neutrality is that chokepoints and tollbooths aren't in the interest of the users. Now, of course, online stores, if they get big enough, can act as chokepoints. And so can Google. If you're used to getting this blog delivered for free to your gmail account,…
  • But what do *you* do?

    Seth Godin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Do you make your own paper? Do you start with wood pulp and mix and bleach and set and produce the sheets you use? My guess is that you save time (and a lot of money) and just go to Staples and buy a ream or two. The theory of the firm shows us that when people work together in an institution, they are able to produce more than if they work separately. Ricardo makes it obvious that if one person mixes the dough while the other bakes the loaves, they'll get more done than if each did the whole job. This explains one reason why big companies keep getting bigger. They gain economies of…
  • Solving the popular problem

    Seth Godin
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    "Do you know the head of FIFA?" "I have come up with a way to speed up airport security dramatically..." "How come the people in script development at Warner won't get back to me about my Matrix idea?" If you're intent on making an impact by developing and marketing a big idea, two things to keep in mind: a. avoid trying to contribute solutions to a popular problem. It's too crowded and the people you're trying to help are almost certainly not open or eager to hear from you. Their attitude is the most important factor in whether or not your idea gains traction, so if the door is closed,…
  • Munchausen by Proxy by Media

    Seth Godin
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    MBP is a particularly tragic form of child abuse. Parents or caregivers induce illness in their kids to get more attention. The thing is, the media does this to us all the time. (Actually, we've been doing it to ourselves, by rewarding the media for making us panic.) It started a century ago with the Spanish American War. Disasters sell newspapers. And a moment-by-moment crisis gooses cable ratings, and horrible surprises are reliable clickbait. The media rarely seeks out people or incidents that encourage us to be calm, rational or optimistic. Even when they're not actually causing…
 
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    WIRED

  • Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu

    Gwen Pearson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hey, spiders are just trying to make a living. Sometimes in your house. The post Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu appeared first on WIRED.
  • This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pawscout's connected pet ID tag and free app will help you track down your lost pet. The post This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Invention of the Equals Sign

    Samuel Arbesman
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The use of ‘=’ to mean ‘equals’ is one of those minor advances in mathematics that we take for granted. It’s so small that we don’t really think about it. But Joseph Mazur, the author of Enlightening Symbols A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers, has thought about ‘=’ as well as […] The post The Invention of the Equals Sign appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sneaky Jays Look and Listen to Steal From Others

    Mary Bates
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    In a new study, Rachael Shaw, of Victoria University of Wellington, and Nicola Clayton, of the University of Cambridge, tested whether Eurasian jays can recall and use both visual and auditory information when stealing other birds' caches. The post Sneaky Jays Look and Listen to Steal From Others appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

    Issie Lapowsky
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tim Cook has taken a major step toward breaking what many call "the glass closet," openly admitting in a new personal essay that he's "proud to be gay." The post Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’ appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Free Webinar: How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future

    Darren Rowse
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    This coming Tuesday/Wednesday (depending where you live) I’m running a free webinar with Chris Garrett. The time of the webinar is: Los Angeles: 5pm Tuesday 28th New York: 8pm Tuesday 28th London: 12am Wednesday 29th (sorry my UK friends!) Singapore and Perth: 8am Wednesday 29th Cape Town: 2am Wednesday 29th Melbourne and Sydney: 11am Wednesday 29th Note: we will record the webinar but you need to register to receive access to it. The title of the webinar is – How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future Chris Garrett is long term…
  • 3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About

    Darren Rowse
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    What is your blog about? It’s a question all bloggers get asked from time to time. How do you answer it? It’s also a question I know many ProBlogger readers wrestle with – particularly when starting out. What is my niche? Do I even need a niche? How do I define my niche? Every time I run a Q&A webinar over on ProBlogger.com, I get questions around whether bloggers need a niche. I thought I’d put a few thoughts into a blog post and suggest three ways to define what your blog is about. 1. Niche Lets start with the most obvious one – choosing a ‘niche’ to blog about.
  • A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

    Guest Blogger
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table. So what does it mean when it’s applied to social media? In general terms, etiquette is a set of guidelines on how to behave properly around other people. While you might not have face-to-face interaction with all of your followers, the way you present yourself online directly affects people’s opinion of your brand. You might be…
  • How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

    Guest Blogger
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write a blog post. You start confidently with a blank screen, and after a minute or so, the first sentence is ready. But almost immediately there’s a problem. “No, this doesn’t sound right,” you start thinking, so you correct a couple of words and read it back again. “Okay, this is better!” Now you…
  • Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

    Guest Blogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of pitches every week. How do you stand out from the crowd? It’s a tough question to answer unless you’re the one who’s doing the sifting. So, the folks over at Fractl went straight to the horse’s mouth to find out what separates the good enquiries from the bad. After surveying 500+ industry-leading publishers,…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • ​Make Easier Crêpes with Flour Tortillas

    Tori Reid
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Crêpes are delicious, delicate, and difficult to make. Instead of making the crepe from scratch using flour, use a tortilla. Read more...
  • ​List Your Own "Personal Commandments" to Chart a Path to Happiness

    Tori Reid
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Happiness is a decision that doesn't come naturally to most of us. Figuring out the values you have now, and desire to live up to one day, is one of the primary steps to learning how to be happy. Read more...
  • Five Fear Mongering Stories That Are True (But Overblown)

    Thorin Klosowski
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The media loves blowing little things up into huge stories. Whether it's something in your refrigerator that's out to kill you or a the filthiness of a jacuzzi, most of this stuff is meant to grab your attention long enough to scare you without actually explaining anything. But some of this stuff is worth paying attention to. Here are a few of them.Read more...
  • The Worst Bugs in OS X Yosemite and How to Fix Them

    David Nield on Field Guide, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    There's a lot to like about OS X Yosemite , Apple's brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software's official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you're struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite then these are the fixes you can try.Read more...
  • Identify and Avoid "Ah, Screw It" Moments to Form Better Habits

    Eric Ravenscraft
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Making new habits is difficult because it forces our brains to alter what comes naturally to us. Naturally, this leads to moments where we say, "Ah, screw it," and go back to our old ways. Identifying when these happen can be key to overcoming them and sticking to the habit.Read more...
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  • Apple's Lead in Tablet Market Share Shrinks as Consumer Satisfaction Slips Slightly

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    Apple continues to rank among the world's top tablet manufacturers both in customer satisfaction and shipments, according to reports released today by J.D Power and IDC, although the company is showing some signs of weakness as lower-cost competitors gain momentum and consumers look for more innovation in Apple's tablet lineup. Apple fell slightly behind Amazon in J.D. Power's semiannual customer satisfaction survey, while the company's lead in worldwide tablet shipping volume continues to shrink. Worldwide tablet shipments in 3Q14 in millions of units (Source: IDC) According to IDC's…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Comes Out as Gay in Letter Declaring Support for Equality

    Richard Padilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay while declaring his support for equality. Cook, who has typically kept a low profile on his personal life, says that his decision to publicly acknowledge his sexuality was done to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality." I’ll admit that this wasn’t an easy choice. Privacy remains important to me, and I’d like to hold on to a small amount of it. I’ve made Apple my life’s work, and I will continue to spend virtually all of my waking time…
  • Microsoft Unveils $199 'Microsoft Band' Fitness Wearable

    Husain Sumra
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Shortly after apps on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store revealed Microsoft's fitness wearable, the company has revealed its $199 Microsoft Band fitness wearable to Re/code. The device will go on sale tomorrow at Microsoft's online and retail stores. The Microsoft Band is designed to last 48 hours on a single charge and can be worn all day and all night, as it tracks both physical activity and sleep. It includes 10 sensors that track standard health statistics like heart rate as well as unique points of data that other fitness bands do not track, like a UV sensor to measure sun exposure…
  • 'Microsoft Health' App for Upcoming Wearable Leaks as Google Launches HealthKit Rival

    Husain Sumra
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    As Apple completes the launch of HealthKit and the Health app for iOS, its competitors Microsoft and Google have been preparing their own entrances into the health sector. Today, Microsoft apps for an upcoming fitness wearable have leaked in app stores as Google launched a new HealthKit-like initiative. In July it was reported that Microsoft was working on a fitness band that would work with iOS. Now, the official app for the device, which appears to be called the Microsoft "Band", has appeared on the Mac App Store. The "Microsoft Band Sync" app, which was first discovered by WindowsCentral,…
  • MCX Says Merchants Doing What's Best for Customers, Being Attacked for 'Challenging the Status Quo'

    Eric Slivka
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the publication of a blog post earlier today outlining some details of its upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution and disclosure of a hack resulting in unauthorized access to users' email addresses, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) held a conference call with members of the press to further address questions and concerns. During the call, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson and COO Scott Rankin clarified that MCX merchants who choose to accept Apple Pay are not subject to fines. As stated in the blog post earlier today, merchants are also free to leave the consortium entirely at any time…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue Reading
  • Follow the Value

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
  • Dear Podcaster

    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue Reading
  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
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    Copyblogger

  • The Surprising Spooky Secret to Enduring Success Habits

    Sonia Simone
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are you addicted to productivity advice? I was, for a long time. I bought every system, book, and blueprint out there. I had a very spiffy David Allen-inspired GTD process that was only 642 steps long and took a mere 3 hours a day to implement (during which time I wasn’t actually, you know, getting anything done). That wasn’t David Allen’s fault, by the way, it was mine. But I don’t think I was alone. Every person who has a long to-do list also has a desire to do more. And most of us are quite good at doing certain things. We don’t have a problem getting out of…
  • The 5-Step Process for Writing an About Page that Connects (and Converts)

    Leanne Regalla
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Although it seems like a natural place on your website to talk about yourself, a strong About page is really about empathy for your visitors. When you write an effective About page, you dig into your readers’ minds and then communicate that you have what they need or want. And you can’t afford to follow the herd. Just think about how many times you’ve clicked away from a website that included just a little too much “Me! Me! Me!” You don’t want to be that person at the cocktail party who brags so incessantly that other party guests plan different routes to…
  • The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story [Infographic]

    Demian Farnworth
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Think about it. Apple. Dos Equis. Old Spice. Procter & Gamble. Ram Trucks. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. GEICO. GoDaddy. At some point, all these companies told compelling stories that grabbed our attention — and held it. Not just for thirty seconds, but longer. And as they repeated their stories over and over again, they got under our skin. Through simple stories, these companies won our allegiance and business. Tell the right story and you can capture attention, entertain, enlighten, and persuade all in the course of just a few minutes. As author Jonathan Gottschall said:…
  • Focus on These 4 Steps to Harness the Addictive Power of Email (And Turn Your Traffic Into Business)

    Henneke
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Are you working your butt off to run your business? But feeling you’re not making enough progress? You’re building a social following, slaving over weekly blog posts, and managing a heavy client load. Perhaps you’d also love to develop digital products or write a book. But it’s difficult to find the time when you juggle so many demands, right? Building a thriving online business may often feel like an insurmountable task. But when you learn the right way to apply the addictive power of email, you’ll possess a dynamite business tool. A laser-sharp focus on growing and…
  • The Ultimate Copy Checklist: 51 Questions to Optimize Every Element of Your Online Copy [Free Poster]

    Aaron Orendorff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve written a piece of sales copy. Congratulations — that’s no small feat. But, before you celebrate, there’s just one issue: Now what? After all, as I’m sure you’ve heard before: “There is no such thing as great writing. Only great rewriting.” And why is “great rewriting” important? One reason: the bottom line. Will it compel? Will it convert? Will it close? You need to learn how to optimize first draft copy to support your bottom line. A step-by-step optimization guide Optimizing your own copy is a bit like scaling Mount…
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    Macworld

  • Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    A new update for Flipboard aims to make the popular reading app more personal—but not all the time. Flipboard 3.0 lets users add new magazines on more than 30,000 topics, from broad ones like “art” and “food” to highly specific ones like “optical illusions” and “human geography.” When launching the app, Flipboard presents a massive list of potential topics to select, along with a search bar for finding exactly what you want. As before, Flipboard sources its stories from around the Web and presents them in a magazine-like format. For those who don’t want to drill down into…
  • Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Instagram has been slooooowly phasing advertising into your main feed. First there were sponsored photos from brands like Michael Kors—artfully edited and filtered, of course. Now the photo-sharing app is introducing 15-second video ads, starting with a promo for Disney’s new animated film, “Big Hero 6.”Other brands you might see in your stream are Lancome, Banana Republic, the CW, and Activision, according to Adweek. Activision is pushing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in a 15-second clip, with a longer version of the promo hitting Facebook on Thursday. Lancome has a new perfume and…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday published a moving essay in Bloomberg Businessweek in which he publicly announced for the first time that he is gay. Cook is the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out.Cook is famously private and said he doesn’t think of himself as an activist, but decided to speak out to help others.“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,” Cook…
  • The d-word: Which is doomed, Apple Pay or CurrentC?

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple is locked in battle with something else again and you know what that means. Writing for IT World, Matthew Mombrea says give him a “D,” give him an “O,” give him another... It’s “Doom.” He thinks Apple Pay is doomed. “Why CurrentC will beat out Apple Pay in the end” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody) No. Just... no. Now, the Macalope isn’t saying Apple Pay is necessarily going to “win” (although he thinks it’ll at least be a winner for Apple), but he is saying that CurrentC is going to lose. Hopefully in a dramatic style that will allow us all to laugh…
  • Use these apps to keep your little monsters safe on Halloween

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re a parent, Halloween can be an unsettling mix of emotions. Sure, your kids are having a great time roaming the neighborhood and stuffing themselves with candy, but being a parent you’re of course worried about their safety, especially if this is the first Halloween that you’re letting your kids trick-or-treat unsupervised. Use your iPhone to put your mind at ease on All Hallow’s Eve with this collection of apps that can track a group of family members—even if they’re using Android devices—and apps that help light the way.Find My Friends Find My Friends is the best…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Maximize Your Creative Energy

    Ann Holm
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’ve heard many personal stories this week of how people in our industry have experienced hard times and how they managed to get out of them. We end this week with an article by Ann Holm, a personal development coach and expert in psychology and brain science. Read on to learn how to reduce stress in your everyday life and prevent burnout and other breakdowns in order to stay healthy and unlock your potential. — Ed. What does knowledge of the brain and personality have to do with creative work? As a lifelong brain geek, I have taken on the mission to help others tap the secrets of…
  • Let’s Talk About It

    Christopher Murphy
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. It’s {Geek} Mental Help Week1 and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. Talking about mental health can be awkward and embarrassing, but it really shouldn’t be. Mental health is just an illness, like any other. When we talk about mental health, we do so in hushed terms. We whisper, “Don’t mention it, he or she isn’t ‘all there.’” I believe this approach — sweeping the problem under the…
  • When Flowers Start To Bloom, It’s A Sign That SmashingConf Oxford Is Coming Soon!

    Vitaly Friedman
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Crafting a good front-end is no piece of cake. When tough budgets and ambitious goals interweave, you need just the right expertise to make just the right decisions. That’s why we create heavily practical Smashing Conferences, and the upcoming SmashingConf Oxford 201531 isn’t going to be an exception. 2Yes, we’re coming back to the UK: SmashingConf Oxford 201531 will be as practical as usual, taking place in March 16–18th. Get your ticket.4 About The Conference We don’t care about volatile trends, but we do care about things that work and don’t work in real projects,…
  • Feeling Stuck? Design What You Don’t Know

    Alexander Charchar
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. It’s {Geek} Mental Help Week1 and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. Where is it?! It has to be here somewhere. It use to be so easy. What happened? Somewhere, somewhere, somewhere. That idea is somewhere. It’s here, it has to be. This is where I’ve always found it. But there’s nothing. The only shapes I find here are well worn and boring, dints still obvious even with fresh paint. Oh so boring.
  • You Are Not A Machine. You Are Not Alone.

    Paul Boag
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. {Geek} Mental Help Week1 starts today and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues. – Ed. It was pouring with rain and I found myself driving. I didn’t know where I was going. I just needed out of the house. I needed to escape. After what felt like an age I found myself parked outside my parents’ house, just staring at their front door. Eventually I got out of the car, rang the doorbell and burst into tears the…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • 18 photos that defy perspective

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Did she really kiss the Great Sphinx of Egypt? Forced perspective uses optical illusion to make objects appear closer or farther than the really are. The resulting pictures will blow your mind.
  • Amelia Earhart

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.
  • New clue in Amelia Earhart mystery?

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.
  • Why Ali's daughter wanted him to lose

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Muhammad Ali's oldest daughter, shares special moments about her father with CNN's Jason Carroll.
  • Pop star's odd act as wife gives birth

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    CNN's Lisa France explains why Robbie Williams is either the best or worst husband on the planet.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wildlife Photographer Adam Jones on The Canon 7D Mark II Wildlife photographer Adam Jones talks with KelbyOne’s Mia McCormick about his thoughts on the new Canon 7D Mark II. Adam talks about how shooting high ISO has helped him get free from his tripod and shoot handheld. Adam also talks about the crop factor and how it benefits the way he shoots.If you’ve been itching to get some hands-on time with this new camera, you’ll be able to this week at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC! Just swing by the Canon booth on the expo floor and try it out for yourself today, tomorrow, or…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Steve Simon!

    Brad Moore
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Passionate Photographer – A Life Obsessed All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. I love photography. My tagline says “obsessed by all things photographic” and it’s true.When I was 16, I spent a summer riding around my suburban Montreal home on a 70cc motorcycle, an all-mechanical Nikon FM/35mm lens dangling from my neck. I was documenting community life for a local weekly newspaper long since gone. Even better, I got paid for it. As good as it gets I thought.Years later, I graduated university with a journalism degree, and I couldn’t wait to aim my camera at issues I…
  • Now I’m Offically “More-Sicky”

    Scott Kelby
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    After feeling sicky for about a week, and every day feeling like the next day I was going to be better, I actually started getting worse in the past couple of days.  My wifey gave me that “Boy, you need to go to the doctor” look yesterday, so I did and the Doc didn’t like my cough at all — he did chest X-rays, and I do have a full-on case of Bronchitis. After looking at my x-rays he said if I hadn’t come in, it would have been pneumonia by Friday, so as usual, the wifey was right (man, I say that a lot).I felt really cruddy yesterday, but now I’m on four…
  • My Football Game Day Shooting The UT Vols

    Scott Kelby
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It’s taken me a while, but I finally got my football shots from the Vols/Gator’s game a few weeks back, posted over at Exposure.co.I’ve got lots of behind-the-scenes shots, and the whole story behind the day, including shots inside the locker room; on-field during warm-ups, and of course during the game itself.If you get a quick minute, I hope you’ll check them out (here’s the link).I’m shooting the Bucs/Vikings NFL game on Sunday if I can shake this cold that’s hit me this week. Finger’s crossed ’cause it could be a great day of really…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    New KelbyOne Website and New Blog! We have a brand new design on our website and it looks really sleek. But more importantly, it’s super easy to navigate and find the classes and instructors you are looking for. That’s over on KelbyOne.com AND, we have a brand new blog with all kinds of photography and photoshop related content. We have contributors from all over and all kinds of industry related news and info. Check that out over at kelbyone.com/blogHow To Shoot Tack Sharp Images with Matt Kloskowski One of the most important skills for a photographer to master is how to…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 4 Reasons to Capture Images of You and Your Child Together Right Now

    Melinda Smith
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. You Need to Document That You Were There I get it, I do. You’re the one behind the camera. You’re the one taking the photo of that adorable little smile. You’re the one documenting that you spent a day at the park together. Someone’s got to do it, right? Sometimes you have to get on the other side of the camera, and let someone else be the photographer for a minute. Even if you weren’t planning on being in photos that day, just do it. It doesn’t matter if your hair is perfect. It doesn’t matter if you wore the most flattering outfit. It…
  • 10 Hot Photography Tutorials: October 2014

    Darren Rowse
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Who else is slightly freaked out by the fact that we’re about to move into November? Where did the year go! Anyway – it’s time to look back on the hottest tutorials for October. This past month saw a few of our posts go a little viral. Here are the top 5! 1. 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers A post by Jame Mahaer that many of us can relate to and that many new photographers found helpful! 2. 3 Simple Ways to Create Stunning Eyes in Your Portrait Photography Gina Milicia did it again with this helpful tutorial on giving a little extra attention to your portrait…
  • 5 Tips for Creating Creepy Halloween Photos

    Lori Peterson
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some people that is Christmas, but for other’s it means that it’s time for the goblins and ghosts and all of the scary creatures to come out of hiding and find their way into our everyday lives. Theme parks have Halloween themed nights, scary movies are on television, haunted house tours start having people waiting in line and of course, it’s time for photographers to break out of their everyday subjects and come up with something dark and sinister to shoot. Here are some tips to help you when you are  preparing to shoot…
  • 4 Tips for Photographing Bugs and Insects

    Simon Ringsmuth
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies might not seem like compelling subjects, but if you take a bit of time to examine the smaller creatures who inhabit the world around us, you might not only come away with new and exciting photographic opportunities but a renewed sense of wonder and admiration for the beauty of creation. If you have never tried this type of photography before, you can get started right away without any special equipment and these…
  • Going Wide With the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8

    John Davenport
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 APS-C sensor lens is without a doubt my favorite lens in my camera bag and it also has some great reviews throughout the photography community. But is this lens for you? What are its strengths and weaknesses? Ultimately, what kind of photographs can you take with it? Who is the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for? On the surface this wide angle crop sensor lens is going to appeal to just about any landscape photographer using an APS-C sensor DSLR and particularly those who are on tighter budgets, as it can be found (at the time of this writing) for around $500 making it…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • How Apple Pay handles a canceled credit card

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Apple Pay is easy, convenient, and instantly popular enough that its rivals are already trying to kill it through collusion. Of course that's when you're making purchases. How easy is it to deal with things like canceled credit cards? Apparently,...
  • Rumor Roundup: Lucy in the sky with sapphires

    Chris Rawson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Apple seeks partners to enable NFC-based transit payments & building access for iPhone 6 & Watch (AppleInsider) Source: "People familiar with the matter" Chance it's true: 100 percent Can you think of any reason why Apple wouldn't want to do this?...
  • IHS teardown: Apple nets $224 on each 16GB WiFi iPad Air 2 it sells

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Despite its upgrade, the iPad Air 2 shares a nearly similar bill of materials as its predecessor, claims IHS following its teardown analysis of Apple's latest tablet device. According to the analysis, the entry-level $499 16GB WiFi-Only iPad Air 2...
  • Logitech updates Type+, Ultrathin keyboards for iPad Air 2, intros new standalone keyboard

    Steven Sande
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Logitech quickly updated its Type+ and Ultrathin Bluetooth keyboards for the new iPad Air 2, and has also announced a new standalone keyboard for any and all iOS devices -- the US$69.99 Keys-To-Go (see image above). The Keys-To-Go uses Logitech's...
  • Remind yourself to get things done with Air Tasks

    Regina Lizik
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Air Tasks is a free gesture-based app for the iPad or iPhone that's perfect for those of you who take a minimalist approach to your to-do list. In the sea of productivity apps in the App Store, Air Tasks gestures are the only thing that make the app...
 
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    Strobist

  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

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

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

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

  • First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The first Zeiss lens and Hasselblad 500C camera to visit space will be going up for auction on November 13 via RR Auction in Boston. The unit is a piece of history, having joined Wally Schirra during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission and, later on, Gordon Cooper during the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission. Read more
  • Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sony has introduced a new line of XQD format version 2 memory cards, the G Series. As with other XQD cards, the G Series promises fast read and write speeds that are able to match the demanding needs of select cameras, such as the Nikon D4 and D4s. In turn, Nikon has announced that the D4s will support Sony's version 2 XQD cards, with improved write speeds and burst capacities. Read more
  • Ricoh announces weather-resistant HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ricoh has announced the HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR standard zoom. Covering an equivalent range of 24.5mm to 130mm, this lens uses Pentax's HD coating to cut down on flare and ghosting and offers a weather-resistant construction. It will be available in November for $749.95/£599.99. Read more
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 shooting experience published

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    We've just added more detail to our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review including a summary of our shooting experience. Read our updated preview of Panasonic's latest enthusiast compact and find out how it fares in real-world shooting. Read more
  • Photographer's notebook from Captain Scott's last Antarctica expedition found

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    A notebook containing recorded details of plates shot by explorer George Murray Levick during Captain Scott’s final expedition has been found and restored by the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand. Discovered in melted snow outside the hut that was Scott's base during the British Antarctic Expedition, the notebook is said to contain pencil-written details of 'the dates, subjects and exposure details for the photographs he took during 1911 while at Cape Adare'. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Skype for iPhone Updated With 'Smarter and Faster' Chat and Photo Management Tools

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Closely following its optimization for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, Skype has updated its Skype app for iOS with faster loading times for chat, new options for saving photos, and general UI tweaks that allow users to easily browse their People lists. In the Skype 5.7 for iPhone update, we addressed some of the most common user suggestions. We can’t wait for you to download the new version to take advantage of the new features inspired by your feedback: -Save and delete photo - If you want to save a memorable photo to your camera roll or delete a sent photo from a chat,…
  • Flipboard for iOS Updated with New 'Topics' Feature and Redesigned Look

    Richard Padilla
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and magazines curated on Flipboard. The service is also launching an in-app section called The Daily Edition, which is delivered to users at 7 a.m. daily and features articles that are picked by Flipboard's staff. With over 30,000 topics now available, your Flipboard can be as unique as you are. Topics range from…
  • Beats by Dre Debuts Special Edition Hello Kitty Headphones for 40th Anniversary

    Juli Clover
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Apple's Beats by Dre headphones brand is teaming up with Sanrio to offer two special edition Hello Kitty-themed products to commemorate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary (via CNET). Beats has designed new Solo2 over-the-ear headphones that feature an all-over Hello Kitty print in a signature red, white, and blue color scheme, plus new urBeats in-ear earphones that feature the same colors along with a bow decoration and a matching bow-shaped collector's pouch. The new Hello Kitty x Beats Solo2 headphones will retail for $249.95, while the urBeats will sell for $149.95, a $50 premium…
  • Buyer's Guide: 20% Off iTunes Gift Cards, Halloween Discounts on Most Mophie, Speck, and Griffin Products

    Juli Clover
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    In celebration of Halloween, which takes place on Friday, retailers are offering some significant discounts on their products. Mophie, for example, is offering 20 percent off all of its products with the promo code LIVINGDEAD, with the discount valid until 11/2. Speck is offering a similar deal, providing customers with 20 percent off all products aside from iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases with the promo code TRICKORTREAT. Speck's deal will last until 10/31. Griffin is offering 20 percent off all products sidewide using the promo code SPOOKY20. The sale will last through the end of the week. Along…
  • How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between Macs and iOS Devices

    Richard Padilla
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Apple's AirDrop file-sharing feature debuted with the release of OS X Lion and allowed users to transfer files from one Mac to another without using email or an external storage device. The feature made its way to iOS devices with the release of iOS 7, and offered a simple way for users to share files like photos between iOS devices. Now, with the release OS X Yosemite, users can use AirDrop to transfer files between the Mac and an iOS device for the first time. This video shows you how it works: Prior to the release of OS X Yosemite, users looking to transfer files between a Mac and iOS…
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