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  • Top 25 South Dakota wrestler names

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    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Of all the top lists of December 2014, we're pretty sure this one gets the award for most random, but if you're planning on delivering a little wrestler in the near future, is this the goldmine of monikers for you! The post Top 25 South Dakota wrestler names appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Rich Russians buy up London property as ruble tumbles

    Mashable
    Blathnaid Healy
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONDON — The falling value of the ruble has led to a lot of economic uncertainty in Russia. But in London, luxury real estate agents are enjoying more business as wealthy Russian oligarchs look for a safe haven to park their savings One high-end real estate agent said that, until recently, one in five of their clients came from Russia. After the ruble's collapse, it's closer to three in five See also: 6 standout moments from Putin's marathon speech "Currently, I have several Russian clients looking to spend up to £100 million [about $150 million] on a home in London," said…
  • Does Discussing Your Religion At Work Make You Happier?

    Fast Company
    Marisa Kabas
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    A new study finds that being open about religion in the workplace leads to higher satisfaction.If you have a crucifix on your office wall or a nativity-scene mouse pad on your desk, you might be happier at work, new research suggests. The collaborative study at Kansas State University revealed that people who openly discuss their religion in the workplace are happier on average than those who don't.Read Full Story
  • Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

    TechCrunch
    Catherine Shu
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
     Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More
  • Clear language and respect

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Our connection economy thrives when people understand what to expect from one another. We're more likely than ever to engage in interactions that involve an exchange, something that deserves a specific clarification. I'll do this and you'll do that. More and more agreements are being made, because more and more transactions happen outside or between organizations. The question then: What does good drafting look like? If the agreement starts with "whereas" and continues along with, "notwithstanding the foregoing," and when it must be decoded by a lawyer on the other side, something has gone…
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  • Top 25 South Dakota wrestler names

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Of all the top lists of December 2014, we're pretty sure this one gets the award for most random, but if you're planning on delivering a little wrestler in the near future, is this the goldmine of monikers for you! The post Top 25 South Dakota wrestler names appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The complex mythology of the “Lord of the Rings” explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The book series the "Lord of the Rings" is brilliant, engaging, and entertaining, but simple it is not. The mythology behind the story is so dang complex that the average reader could use a bit of help. Here it is. The post The complex mythology of the “Lord of the Rings” explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 15 nuggets of Stephen Colbert wisdom

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    To honor the last time our hearts will soar with the eagle signaling the start of another insightful episode of The Colbert Report, Mashable decided to throw together some of Stephen Colbert's truthiest nuggets of wisdom. The post 15 nuggets of Stephen Colbert wisdom appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Best, funniest Chinese language lesson ever [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Chinese businesses are getting more and more powerful. It might be time to learn Chinese, and there's no time like the present. Check out this funny but informative Chinese language lesson. The post Best, funniest Chinese language lesson ever [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A supercut of people being awesome [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    People are awesome. Seriously, some folks are incredible at whatever they chose to put their mind to. Like hitting a frisbee into a basketball hoop with a baseball bat. Or doing a little bicycle ballet. Whatever the weird sport you can imagine, someone has done it, take a look. The post A supercut of people being awesome [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • Rich Russians buy up London property as ruble tumbles

    Blathnaid Healy
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    LONDON — The falling value of the ruble has led to a lot of economic uncertainty in Russia. But in London, luxury real estate agents are enjoying more business as wealthy Russian oligarchs look for a safe haven to park their savings One high-end real estate agent said that, until recently, one in five of their clients came from Russia. After the ruble's collapse, it's closer to three in five See also: 6 standout moments from Putin's marathon speech "Currently, I have several Russian clients looking to spend up to £100 million [about $150 million] on a home in London," said…
  • Stephen Colbert cheats death in final 'Report'

    Josh Dickey
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Stephen Colbert, the pseudo-conservative commentator and talk-show host developed by the real Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show and honed to biting perfection for nine years on The Colbert Report, slipped out of this realm Thursday night on Comedy Central. He was roughly 17. Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. was cast into eternity from his New York City studio during his 1,447th episode after confronting the Grim Reaper, shooting the dark angel with a revolver mid-show and declaring himself "deathless." "Wait a minute! I just killed Death!" he said, defying widely held expectations that Colbert…
  • 10 weirdest things that have been pulled out of people's bums

    Andrea Romano
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Everyone has done something stupid to get themselves into trouble, but idiotic stunts that can land you in the hospital is usually not what that happens once your grown-up common sense kicks in YouTube channel AllTime10's compiled some of the most unbelievable instances when people decided to not listen when their brains told them sticking objects like potatoes, concrete and even a live eel in their butt. Society's booty obsession has officially gotten out of hand. Marcel the Shell sings a haunting rendition of 'Landslide' 'Starbucks lovers' and other catchy misheard lyrics of 2014 'Jingle…
  • The best iPad apps of 2014

    Karissa Bell
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014. Of course, major hardware and software updates also means a slew of new and better-than-ever apps. With all-new ways to tell stories, shoot and edit photos and create documents, iPad users can get more done than ever before See also: The 12 best Android apps of 2014 Check out our list, below, to see the apps that made our top picks and, if you're an iPhone user too, be sure to check out our list of top iPhone apps. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Yahoo Read…
  • A complete recap of 'The Interview,' the movie Sony may never show you

    Josh Dickey
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:52 pm
    LOS ANGELES — Sony has no plans at the moment to release The Interview after scrapping its Christmas Day theatrical release this week — not DVD, not VOD, not streaming, nothing. As of this writing, you simply cannot see the movie, and probably won’t for a good long while. But before Guardians of Peace threatened physical violence against movie theaters, it was screened for critics, at the Los Angeles premiere, and at the Austin, Texas-based movie marathon known as Butt-Numb-a-Thon. SEE ALSO: 'The Interview' is over: How a threat in broken English knocked Sony out I was at…
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  • Does Discussing Your Religion At Work Make You Happier?

    Marisa Kabas
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    A new study finds that being open about religion in the workplace leads to higher satisfaction.If you have a crucifix on your office wall or a nativity-scene mouse pad on your desk, you might be happier at work, new research suggests. The collaborative study at Kansas State University revealed that people who openly discuss their religion in the workplace are happier on average than those who don't.Read Full Story
  • 12 Holiday Gifts You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

    Jacqui Cheng
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    The team at The Wirecutter spent hundreds of hours in their test labs to find the best gifts of 2014.The best gifts are often things that people wouldn't get for themselves. Sometimes it's because those items are too expensive or luxurious, and other times it's because they didn't even know they needed the item until after they received it. Over at the The Wirecutter and the The Sweethome, we spend all year squirreled away in our test labs, spending hundreds of hours trying to suss out the best items that would fit most people's lives. So which of these make the best gifts this holiday…
  • The Quest To Reproduce The Scent Of A Rose, With Designer Microbes

    Jessica Leber
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Stop and smell the genetically engineered yeast.Once upon a time, perfume was a luxury only kings and queens could afford. The technology of fragrance originally involved crushing up flowers, until the French perfected the technique of extracting and concentrating essential oils from plants instead. Later, chemists came along who could whip up a recipe for a fragrance in a lab, giving us the mass-produced scents that the proletariat know and love.Read Full Story
  • Here's The Big Problem With Sony Releasing "The Interview" On Demand

    Evie Nagy
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    It may be a long time before anyone (legally) sees the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy. And not because of North Korea.Yesterday things quickly unraveled for the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, which depicts a fictional assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After a message from the hackers known as Guardians of the Peace threatened violent attacks on movie theaters if the film was released, all the major theater chains pulled out of showing it, and then Sony itself canceled the movie's Christmas Day release.Read Full Story
  • This Addictive Game Could Save You Money On Your Next Utility Bill

    Eric Jaffe
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    It worked for some PG&E households in California.If you're looking to waste some time today—and since you're reading this column, that's a pretty safe bet—check out the online strategy game Power House on Facebook. The premise may not sound that exciting: guide a family of four through a series of everyday household tasks using as little electricity as possible. But Power House is addictive and challenging, and better yet, it could save you money on your next utility bill.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Flickr Removes Creative Commons Images From Its Wall Art Program Following Backlash

    Catherine Shu
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
     Last month, Flickr expanded its Wall Art print service to include images from the photo-sharing site’s professional artists as well as images licensed for commercial use through Creative Commons. The project was originally intended to allow photographers profit from the sale of images made into prints, but it generated controversy when users realized that Yahoo (Flickr’s owner)… Read More
  • Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Ingrid Lunden
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
     Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More
  • Neurence’s Cloud Platform Gives Wearables Eyes That Can See And Ears That Can Hear

    Natasha Lomas
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
     U.K. startup Neurence, which has previously released two proof-of-concept apps showcasing its augmented reality tech, called Taggar and Tag Me, has now launched its long term platform play: a machine learning cloud platform for object recognition which it’s hoping will underpin the next wave of search queries as computing becomes increasingly immersed in the physical world — thanks… Read More
  • Ending The Invisibility Of Homelessness

    Kevin F. Adler
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
     The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide supportive housing to a previously homeless person. Over the last 10 years, an influx of 75,000 people have moved to San Francisco, while only 17,000 new housing units have been built. We can end chronic homelessness by 2020… Read More
  • Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA

    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition research about the company. The resulting material was later fed to state attorneys general. Read More
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  • Clear language and respect

    Seth Godin
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    Our connection economy thrives when people understand what to expect from one another. We're more likely than ever to engage in interactions that involve an exchange, something that deserves a specific clarification. I'll do this and you'll do that. More and more agreements are being made, because more and more transactions happen outside or between organizations. The question then: What does good drafting look like? If the agreement starts with "whereas" and continues along with, "notwithstanding the foregoing," and when it must be decoded by a lawyer on the other side, something has gone…
  • End of year book and audio roundup

    Seth Godin
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    Just in time for the last-minute frenzy (of reading, listening or giving): My favorite fun novel of the year was Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I listened to it on audio and loved every moment. On Immunity was another audio favorite. An even-handed meditation on why people believe what they believe, even in the face of overwhelming evidence, this book is almost literary at times. Eastern Standard Tribe is a great introdution to the books of Cory Doctorow. The later stuff is even better, but all of it is thought provoking. The Diamond Age was so far ahead of its time that most of you haven't read it.
  • Where to start

    Seth Godin
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Start your first business this way: Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it's worth and more than it costs you. Repeat. You don't have to wait for perfect or large or revered or amazing. You can start.        
  • Retribution

    Seth Godin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    "He deserved it," is usually the explanation we hear for behavior that strikes us as unproductive, inhumane or counter-productive. The bully is always happy to point a finger at the person he hurt, to cast blame for his inexcusable actions. Retribution is a habit, usually a learned one. It's tit for tat, the instinct to punish. That's a very different posture than the one the productive professional takes. She says, "I choose to take actions that are effective." She chooses a response designed to produce the outcome she seeks, actions that work. We can react or respond, as my friend Zig used…
  • The annual plan construction set

    Seth Godin
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    It's that time of year, when big companies race to put together their annual plan for the coming year. These documents, even though they're now digital, involve thousands of hours of analog meetings and discussion and compromise. To save you time, here's a simple list you can use. Just pick one or more phrases, string them together using words like, "using," and a bit of reconjugation and you're on your way. Act in collaboration Break existing paradigms Commit to quality Define new aspirational goals Deliver on opportunities Develop and align talent Develop the optimal portfolio of…
 
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    WIRED

  • Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps

    Davey Alba
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Secret 2.0, available on iOS and Android, has added several tools to facilitate more frequent anonymous connections among its users. The post Secret Revamps Itself in Escalating Battle Between Anonymity Apps appeared first on WIRED.
  • Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop

    Nick Stockton
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    New research from NASA shows that the Arctic Ocean has been steadily getting more energy from the sun over the past fifteen years. The post Satellite Map Shows Evidence of a Dangerous Arctic Warming Feedback Loop appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor

    Gadget Lab Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It’s our last show of 2014, and also Mat Honan’s last show as co-host. He’s starting a new job at Buzzfeed, so what better way to see him off than with a Buzzfeed-style quiz? The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Say Goodbye to a Good Friend and Traitor appeared first on WIRED.
  • Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap?

    Pam Wickham, Raytheon
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    I have a niece. Several, actually, but I’m thinking about one in particular. I helped deliver her at the hospital, and over the past 18 years I’ve watched her grow into a woman I admire. My niece is smart and conscientious. She knows politics and wants to fight the world’s injustices. She reads. She sings. […] The post Big Data, Smaller Wage Gap? appeared first on WIRED.
  • Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

    Davey Alba
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Amazon on Thursday introduced a new service called Prime Now, which lets Prime members in New York City get a range of more than 25,000 “daily essentials” delivered to them within an hour for $7.99. The post Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: General Tips

    Stacey Roberts
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    This week we’ve covered the five most popular posts in the areas of monetization, content, social media, and writing tips. Today we bring you the top 5 general tips that readers found most useful. I hope they do to you too! Read it now, or pin for later. 1. 5 Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Downloadable Cheat Sheet A super-handy overview of apostrophes, when to use that/which/who, when to use “everyday” vs. “every day”, commas, and capitalization. The cheat sheet is perfect for printing out and leaving it in your workspace so…
  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Writing Tips

    Stacey Roberts
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    So useful content is king, and we need to provide it consistently. But how? And what if writing isn’t our strong suit? I always find that writing tips, guides, and productivity hacks score high in the interest scale of ProBlogger readers. These were the five most-read posts this year. 1. 6 Lessons in Writing Irresistibly Magnetic Blog Post Headlines We all know headlines are what can make or break your post: if your headline sucks, people just won’t read. This post has six ways to nail it, every time. Image via Flickr user Dan Patterson 2. 9 Crucial Tips for Self-Editing Your Blog…
  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Social Media

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Social media and how to navigate it was, again, a big issue in 2014. Which platform is best? How do we use it effectively? Are we still using Google Plus? Where did everyone on Twitter go? These are the answers we found…   1. 5 Ways to Promote Your Blog Without Relying on Google Traffic As Darren has said before, putting all your eggs in the Google basket can be risky (and devastating – he almost lost his business). We learned how to boost our traffic without relying on the Google fallback. 2. How to Socialize Your Posts for Maximum Effect What’s the point of promoting…
  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Creating Content

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Content is King, as they say (or is it?!) so it’s no wonder that this topic was one of the most popular this year. Write great, useful content and promote it well – it’s the baseline for a successful blog. Which of these top five posts resonates with you? 1. How to Consistently Come up with Great Post Ideas for Your Blog Part of our Creating Content Theme Week, a behemoth post of advice that will mean you will never be stuck for a post idea again. 2. How to Promote Your Blog with Content that Will Grow Your Traffic, Links, and Shares It’s everything you want in one…
  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: Monetization

    Stacey Roberts
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    We’ve covered so much ground here on ProBlogger this year, and much of it about monetization – here are the top five posts this year in that category. Have you made the changes you read about in these posts? Which ones did you miss? Take this chance now to catch up – or pin it for future reference. Image via Flickr user Susy Morris 1. Making the Impossible Possible: How I Created a Full-Time Blogging Income with No Qualifications It seems like Stacey Corrin’s story of turning her passion into profit in just three months was a hit with you guys. And who can blame it…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Most Popular iPhone Downloads and Posts of 2014

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The iPhone saw all kinds of big news this year, from the release of iOS 8, to jailbreak apps and tweaks. Let's take a look back on the year's best posts.Read more...
  • The U.S. Airlines That Have the Most Luggage Mishaps

    Patrick Allan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There were over 1.6 million cases of mishandled baggage reported in the first nine months of this year alone. That's a lot of missing, damaged, delayed, or pilfered luggage. Here are the US airlines that have luggage mishaps the most often.Read more...
  • "The Way a Person Does One Thing Is the Way They Do Everything"

    Patrick Allan
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There's something that is far more important than reaching one of your goals: the process that leads you there. If you're going to do something—no matter what it is—do it to the best of your ability.Read more...
  • Help Yourself Remember Someone's Name by Introducing Them to Others

    Patrick Allan
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Remembering people's names when you've just met them is tough , but it's one of the most important parts of networking. If you're in an environment where you know others, introducing the person you just met can help you solidify their name.Read more...
  • Gawker Now U.S.

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Gawker Now U.S. Theaters Can't Even Show Team America: World Police | io9 Archaeologist Finds Artifacts Possibly Linked To Kings David And Solomon | Jalopnik Dopey Old Couple Almost Dies After 13 Hours Trapped In Unlocked Mazda | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: Help, My Sex Life Is Dead | KinjaPopular Posts Read more...
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  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 Business Day for 16 and 64GB Models

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    As the Christmas holiday approaches, Apple Store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus from all carriers in all colors and in 16 and 64GB capacities have now improved to just 1 business day in the United States, bringing the company close to reaching a supply/demand balance on those devices. The larger-capacity 128GB devices remain somewhat more constrained than the lower-capacity models, and ship in 3 to 5 business days. Shipping estimates are similarly improved in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Thailand,…
  • BBC Documentary Claims Apple Fails to Protect Chinese Factory Workers

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    Earlier this week, BBC One announced plans to air a documentary called Apple's Broken Promises, detailing the factory conditions of the overseas workers who are creating components and assembling the company's iPhones. Apple's Broken Promises is set to air tonight, but ahead of the documentary's launch, BBC News has published a story outlining what they discovered when they visited Pegatron factories in China and mines in Indonesia. During the visit, the BBC found that workers at Pegatron factories were forced to put in long hours assembling Apple devices, and that there were violations with…
  • Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.2 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.2 to developers, just over a week after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing the first iOS 8.2 beta. The beta, Build 12D5452a, is available immediately to registered developers as an over-the-air update and it can also be downloaded from the iOS Developer Center. Today's update also includes Xcode 6.2 beta 3 with WatchKit. According to the release notes, iOS 8 beta 3 fixes several bugs including an issue that caused opening Messages conversations to take a long time and a missing emoji button in iOS Simulator. It also includes two…
  • Duet Display Offers Tethered Solution to Turn an iPad into an Extra Display for Mac [Updated]

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    While there are several apps designed to turn the iPad or iPhone into a secondary display for a Mac, the most popular options use Wi-Fi, which can render them all but unusable at times due to unavoidable lag. A new app from developer and former Apple Engineer Rahul Dewan aims to solve these lag problems with a tethered solution that turns an iOS device into a more reliable secondary display. Duet Display, which is launching today, is the one of the first apps that transforms the iPad and the iPhone into an extra display for the Mac using a Lightning or 30-pin cable. By sending data over a…
  • Hyundai Bringing New 'Display Audio' In-Dash System With Apple CarPlay to 2016 Models

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hyundai today confirmed that it will showcase its new CarPlay-enabled Display Audio system next month at CES 2015. Display Audio is a dash-installed color touchscreen display that supports the latest in-car handsfree technology. Hyundai's Display Audio forgoes built-in navigation and CD player features, instead including support for Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto to allow drivers to make phone calls, listen to music, send messages, and get directions using the car's in-dash display. The system also integrates with the voice command button on the steering wheel, providing drivers with an…
 
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  • Who is Chris Brogan

    Chris Brogan
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    You know, sometimes I take it for granted that you know who I am. I thought I’d share. Continue ReadingThe post Who is Chris Brogan appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Shine Your Own Bat Signal

    Chris Brogan
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s our job to be storytellers of what we do for the world, and who we seek, and how we’ll help them. If you’re not taking your opportunity to help, to connect, to build the storyline that will guide people to understand what you have that can help them, you’re missing your chance. Shine Your Own Bat Signal Think of the immense opportunity. We used to have to beg or buy our way into the newspaper. Can you imagine doing that these days? And yet, when you’re given the chance to address the world, to tell an interesting story, to do anything that will build some…
  • Best Apps and Software of 2014

    Chris Brogan
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:10 pm
    If you know me, you know that this list won’t be your typical. I don’t care which software most people use. But I do have some thoughts on the matter as it applies to doing business. See, that’s always been the angle. I’m not into the tech. I’m into what the tech helps us DO. And to that end, I do have some opinions on what you should fire up on your phone and tablet and laptop and use more often. Continue ReadingThe post Best Apps and Software of 2014 appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Become a Bigger You

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

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

  • 5 Steps to Revising Your Content Marketing Strategy to Attract and Retain Future Customers

    Joe Pulizzi
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is not a how-to post; this is a how-to-think post. What troubles me about the majority of current content creation activities from companies is the sheer lack of strategy and purpose. I see a lot of activities — tweets, posts, articles, infographics, and more — that don’t support a real business goal. Content Marketing Institute’s latest research even found that only 38 percent of all marketers believe they are effective at content marketing. Your business goal that drives your particular content creation strategy should be to build an audience. With a loyal…
  • How to Create Simple Drawings to Clarify Your Ideas and Captivate Your Audience

    Mike Davenport and Henneke
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Struggling to find a stock image for your next blog post? You browse Flickr for ages. You settle on a picture that’s okay. You’d love to hire a professional illustrator, but you don’t have the budget. Not yet. Sometimes you wonder if a better source of images exists. What if you could create your own images to clarify your ideas? What if your custom images could make readers smile and draw them closer to you? Images that make you stand out online? Sound far-fetched? Read on and we’ll show you how anyone — even you — can draw images. No art school required.
  • Seth Godin on Stepping Up and Making it Happen

    Brian Clark
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Seth Godin is the author of 17 bestselling books. He’s the founder of email marketing pioneer Yoyodyne, and the charity-driven publishing platform Squidoo. And he’s the selfless dispenser of daily wisdom via the most popular marketing blog on the planet. But if you had to sum Seth up in one word, it might well be impresario. The classical definition of that word refers to a promoter, manager, or conductor of an opera or concert company. The modern definition, set forth by Seth himself when he’s teaching others about the prime entrepreneurial role of the connection economy,…
  • Adaptive Content: A Trend to Pay Attention to in 2015

    Jerod Morris
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Each new year seems to bring with it a new buzz term or two describing a concept that will change how we reach an audience, or how we build and grow a business. Some of these buzz terms pan out and become legitimate, long-term parts of the lexicon because they work and prove important. Others flash then fade like the pet rock. So the question now as we look ahead to 2015 is what buzz concept should you be paying attention to? Because if there is a concept that is starting to pick up steam, and will prove worthy, you’re going to want to get in on it at the ground floor. Well guess what?
  • Take Your Content Marketing to the Next Level at Authority Rainmaker (And Save)

    Brian Clark
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The “what” and “why” phases of the content marketing revolution are over. To effectively gain and maintain your competitive advantage, you need a clear and concise strategy with the exact tactics to effectively execute. More than that, you need the best talent you can get. You’re tasked with finding and assessing the right strategic partners, content production pros, and technical resources to optimize the audience experience that builds your business. Enter Authority Rainmaker. Happening again this year in Denver, Colorado, it’s live content marketing training and networking…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iOS Apps: The latest from Google, MSN, and more

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The latest from Google, MSN, and moreSome of the biggest names in the computer industry have new or fresh iOS apps available this week. Read on!Email+This $3 app is supposed to make email on your iOS device a frictionless experience—if you don’t sign in, the app will automatically use your iOS email address for sending and receiving. It integrates with other apps, letting you send information from Maps and Safari, and even lets you attach GIFs with a built-in Giphy search. It bundles together with the new Group Text+ app for just $4.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • No fitness for Christmas: Jawbone delays UP3 until 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    If you were planning to star the new year on a healthy note with Jawbone's UP3 fitness band, you'll have to put that resolution on hold.Jawbone's website now lists an 8-week to 9-week shipping window for its high-end fitness band, and the company told Wareable that even the earliest pre-orders won't arrive until early next year. Jawbone had previously said the UP3 would be available this year.The good news is that Jawbone's site shows no delays on the new UP Move tracker, which costs $50, and the company continues to sell its UP24 fitness band for $100. The UP3 adds advanced activity and…
  • Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    UPDATE: This article originally omitted discussing how location sharing can be selectively disabled for members of a Family Sharing group, and has been updated to include that. No Mac is an island, and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people—let’s call them a “family”—make best used of shared devices and shared digital purchases. Family Sharing is the latest attempt by Apple to facilitate families’ sharing (if not caring). It comes with a hidden curse, though: Families that share together can have all their…
  • Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Apple’s past Black Friday deals were never anything major—usually small discounts that covered sales tax and not much else. For last year’s annual shopping holiday, the company moved to free gift cards with purchase, and this year was more of the same. But this past Black Friday, your purchases also raised money for the AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) and The Global Fund—more than $20 million in total.In an email to Apple employees first reported by Re/code, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company has raised more than $100 million for (RED) since first partnering with the Bono-led nonprofit…
  • Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to this point, what they lack is speed due to the slow Wi-Fi signal that allows the two devices to communicate. A team of ex-Apple employees address this issue with Duet Display, an iOS app that works in conjunction with a Mac app and a wired connection between your Mac and iPad. Just how bad is using a Wi-Fi connection? Try to play a web video on the iOS screen, for instance, and…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Freebie: Responsive And Mobile Icon Set (100 Icons, PNG, PSD)

    The Smashing Editorial
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    This responsive and mobile-themed icon set, designed by the folks behind Iconshock91 and Designshock102, consists of 100 individual icons merging outlined as well as flat styles, all vectors built in Photoshop, in four transparent PNG image sizes and available in two color versions: a limited cold palette and a warm colorful one. The vector editable source files are included. Please note that this icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported3. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual…
  • Chartist.js, An Open-Source Library For Responsive Charts

    Gion Kunz
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    The list of charting libraries for the web is already quite long, and you might ask yourself why we would need to make it any longer. Whenever you need to develop an application’s dashboard, embed some usage statistics or simply visualize some data, you will find yourself looking for a charting library that fits your needs. Chartist was developed for a very particular need: to create simple responsive charts. While other charting libraries do a great job of visualizing data, something is always missing to satisfy this simple yet demanding need. In this article, we’ll show you how to use…
  • Understanding Mobile Back End As A Service

    David Tucker
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    What if you could create an entire back end for your mobile applications that was feature-complete in data synchronization, push-notification support, user management and file-handling before you even started building the mobile experience? What if it was architected in such a way that you could easily create new cross-platform native and web applications seamlessly on this back end? While this might sound like a fairy tale, it is exactly what providers of mobile back end as a service (MBaaS) are aiming to give app developers. It is up to you to determine whether that is true for the…
  • Design Principles: Visual Weight And Direction

    Steven Bradley
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    Every element on a web page exerts a visual force that attracts the eye of the viewer. The greater the force, the more the eye is attracted. These forces also appear to act on other elements, imparting a visual direction to their potential movement and suggesting where you should look next. We refer to this force as visual weight1 and to the perceived direction of visual forces as visual direction. Both are important concepts to understand if you want to create hierarchy, flow, rhythm and balance in your composition. Note: This is the fourth post in a series on design principles. You can find…
  • Obfuscating Blacklisted Words In WordPress With ROT13

    Agbonghama Collins
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    Countless algorithms for encrypting data exist in computer science. One of the lesser known and less common encryptions is ROT13, a derivative of the Caesar cypher1 encryption technique. In this tutorial, we’ll learn about ROT13 encryption and how it works. We’ll see how text (or strings) can be programmatically encoded in ROT13 using PHP. Finally, we’ll code a WordPress plugin that scans a post for blacklisted words and replaces any in ROT13 encryption. If you own a blog on which multiple authors or certain group of people have the privilege of publishing posts, then a plugin that…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Attack could use slingshots, pagers

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:39 pm
    A lot of people are already working on ways to -- instead of steal information from North Korea -- get information about the regime into the hands of North Korea's people.
  • Hackers stole administrator's ID

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a top-level systems administrator at Sony, U.S. officials say.
  • The Taliban in Pakistan's terror legacy

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Jim Sciutto dives into the differences between the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban and outlines their timeline of terror.
  • Inside the school attack: So much blood, so much sorrow

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    It was the computer classroom where I cracked. I'd managed to remain detached until then. I wanted to tell the story. Look, but don't internalize, was the mantra I was repeating inside my head.
  • Dozens of Taliban killed in Pakistan

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Just days after a Taliban attack on a school killed 145 people -- including 132 children -- Pakistan's military struck back, killing about 40 militants in crackdowns across the country.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    8 Krazy Deals Today is day 7 of our 8 Krazy Deals, and for today’s deal we’re offering a KelbyOne Annual Membership Plan with Bonus! In addition to your full year of all access to KelbyOne online training and all of the things that come with it, you’ll also get a free portfolio review from industry professionals! For more info, check it out right here.Photographing Groups: Small to Large with Tony Corbell Our newest class is by none other than Tony Corbell! Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 World Leaders, 65 Nigerian Heads of State, about 600 brides and…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Bill Fortney!

    Brad Moore
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Season For Giving Since it is approaching Christmas, you may think this is an blog entry about Christmas gift giving, but it’s actually not!Let me start with a funny story! You may have heard Scott Kelby refer to me as “Bill Fortney – A Man Barely Alive!”  and wondered what that is all about? Well let me give you the back story. I met Scott about a dozen years ago when I worked for Nikon and called on him as a client. We went on to become great friends! My father died at age 66 and I was in my mid to late fifties when I met Scott. I guess I thought with heredity and all I…
  • Help Us Welcome “The New Guy” at KelbyOne, Julio Aguilar

    Scott Kelby
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Hi gang, meet Julio. He’s a little shy in the video above (after all, it’s just his first day), but he’s an awesome guy (we’ve been working with him for about a year – he helps out on complex shoots and assists the instructors that come here with location shoots and stuff while they’re taping classes for KelbyOne). He’s an event/portrait photographer himself, and he’s joining our team full-time as chief editor, fancy-pants blog specialist, and big kahuna of content on the just-launched KelbyOne blog, where you’ll find him every day…
  • Dear “Twitter Clause” – Can I Please Get These Four Things For Christmas? (or at least for 2015)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I really like Twitter a bunch. I do. Super Dig it! That being  said, I could totally and utterly “love” Twitter…if somehow for Christmas (or maybe just for 2015) Twitter added these four things that I believe would revolutionize, re-engerize, and just do a lot of awful lot of good all around. Here goes:(1) Stop penalizing me for including a photo with my Tweets You send me emails telling me how awesome it is to add images to my tweets. You show me stats which show that each tweet with a photo is likely to get so many more retweets and favorites, it’s just crazy. But then…
  • Field Report on the New Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II

    Scott Kelby
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few weeks back I got a chance to try out a pre-production model of Canon’s new 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II lens shooting on the sidelines for an NFL game (Eagles vs. Titans) up at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, and I thought I’d deliver a field report here in a quick Q&A format. It’s not a technical look or in-depth review, just my initial thoughts after shooting it for a game. Here ya go:Q. How is the physical size of the lens? A. It’s really close to the size of Canon’s 70-200mm. It’s just a little bit wider but I was surprised to see…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 7 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Turning Pro

    Laura Babb
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Seven Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Turning Pro Do you remember your first job? Your first, proper, grown up full-time job. You probably walked in on your first day, not really having much of a clue about what was expected from you. Your manager probably sighed to themselves at the thought of moulding your young, inexperienced self into a viable member of the workforce. It probably took time but with some guidance, a bit of a learning curve, and probably a few mistakes along the way, you made it. Now replicate that situation, but imagine you don’t have a manager, or any…
  • Why Manual Exposure is Better for Winter Wildlife Photography?

    Martin Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    My winter wildlife photography tours and workshops put us in locations with lots of snow on the ground, which presents a new issue for most people – how to get good exposure without continuously messing around with exposure compensation. You have to tell the camera to brighten your images by up to two stops of exposure to make whites white, because the meter in your camera wants everything to be a mid-tone gray. For example, here is a photograph of one of our main subjects, the Japanese Red-Crowned Crane (above, left). It’s a predominantly white bird on a snowy white background.
  • Get Access to Hundreds of Photography Courses for Just 55 Cents per Day

    Darren Rowse
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    Todays deal is epic. It gives you access to the teaching of some of the world’s best photography educators for a whole year for just a few cents per day. What better way to head into 2015! In a nutshell today’s deal is that we’ll give you access to KelbyOne for a full year for $189 – $60 off the regular price. This works out to a be a full year of photography training for just 55 cents per day. KelbyOne was founded by best selling author, online personality and pro photographer Scott Kelby and it brings together 80 photography instructors who have put together hundreds…
  • 15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

    Nancy Young
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. By Alex Eylar Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of interesting ideas, no matter what side of the school desk they are sitting on. One way for photography mentors and teachers to fight this problem is through the use of creative assignments. In this article I’ve put together 15…
  • Using Rain Puddles to Create Unique Reflection Photos

    Nick Fancher
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Implementing water into a shoot ratchets up the drama in the images but also the difficulty in the execution. I equate the learning curve of lighting water to learning how to light metal objects and other reflective surfaces. It’s not a quick learn, so be patient with yourself. Rain puddles are awesome. I bet you never thought to run out after it rained to hunt for decent puddles. But as you can see in the image below, that’s exactly what I was working with. Since the product I was shooting was a cologne bottle, which is rather small, the puddle didn’t need to be very wide…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • ClipDis: Letting movie clips do your messaging for you

    Mel Martin
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ClipDis for iOS (free) is about as different from the typical messaging app as you can imagine. You type your text, and the app replaces every word you type with a clip from a popular movie. You can then save the clip to your camera roll, send to Fac...
  • Capturing New York City's "Holiday Wonders" with the iPhone 6

    John-Michael Bond
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Truth NYC is a digital PR agency based around, you guessed it, New York City. This year they were tasked with creating a holiday video campaign for a luxury skincare brand. To meet that goal they picked up a powerful video shooting tool: the iPhone 6...
  • Heyday goes 2.0, adds sharing, locking via Touch ID, and more

    Steven Sande
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    About a month ago I wrote a review of Heyday, a free personal journal app that captures location and photo information and turns it into a wonderful day by day photo journal of your life. I love the app, but wondered "where can they go from here?" Th...
  • AudioFlood's waterproof iPod is a swimmer's music dream come true

    John-Michael Bond
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Swimming in an incredible form of exercises, especially as you age, but there's one problem for people like myself who use exercise time to work through podcasts and records you'd like to check out. Namely, it's really difficult to listen to music un...
  • The App Store Year in Review in one infographic

    John-Michael Bond
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Apple Sliced is a online service that tracks the price of every sale made in the App Store. It's a solid resource for locating daily sales and popular apps. They've just released an interesting infographic that takes a look at prices and activity acr...
 
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    Strobist

  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

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

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

  • Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Leica has released firmware version 1.3 for its T mirrorless camera (Typ 701). The latest update promises a collection of performance improvements for the unit's startup time and image quality, along with general bug fixes. Learn more
  • Fujifilm announces macro tubes, tethering software and X-series firmware availability

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Update: Firmware updates are now available - click through for a download link. Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of tethering software for PC. Read more
  • Motorola Moto X (2014) camera review

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Despite using the same name as its predecessor, the new Moto X is a very different device. Its 5.2-inch 1080p OLED screen, thin bezels and aluminum body give it a premium feel. In the camera department it offers a 13MP sensor and F2.25 aperture, 4K-video and a dual-LED ring flash. We put it through our comprehensive testing - see if the 2014 edition is a better choice for mobile photographers than the original Moto X. Read review
  • Think Tank launches Airport Helipak for Phantom Quadcopter

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo has announced a backpack designed specifically for photographers using Phantom Quadcopters paired with GoPro cameras. The Airport Helipak is said to accommodate DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or similar quadcopters with their accessories, along with a 15-inch laptop, small cameras such as GoPros, and personal effects. Read more
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Stumped for a gift for your favorite photographer? Or maybe you came in under budget on your holiday shopping and you have just enough left over for a little something for yourself? Either way, we've got some suggestions. Our holiday gift guides cover gifts in three price categories - $25-100, $100-500, $500 and up - to help you find the right present at the right price. Click through for links to all three guides
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Follow Up: Insetting One Photo On Top of Another In Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Hi Gang: This is just a quick follow-up to my post earlier this week on Back-screening an image. At the end, I showed an example with an inset photo overlapping a full bleed photo and I offered to show how it’s done (because it’s not super obvious. Well, it wasn’t to me the first time I tried it anyway). A few folks asked me to show it, so here’s one way to get it done: STEP ONE: While you can do this from scratch using the “Custom Package” Layout Style (in the Layout Styles panel) and then use the Cells panel to create it, I think it’s quicker to…
  • Will You Take a Quick One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    My buddy Terry White (from Adobe Systems) posted a survey yesterday on the use of different ways to tag your images in Lightroom (Pick Flags, Star Ratings and Color Labels), and I wanted to do the same thing here today with my audience (don’t go look at Terry’s — I don’t want it to taint your answers). So, if you wouldn’t mind, can you just take this quick one-question survey and let me know which of these three methods you use (you can choose all of them, or just one or two — choose as many as you use in your own workflow). I’ll post the results shortly.
  • Follow-up to Yesterday’s Lightroom Mobile Post From Lightroom Guru Rob Sylvan

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    [Hi Gang: Yesterday when I did my Lightroom Mobile post, Rob was kind enough to drop in with answers to some questions folks had about how Lightroom Mobile handles the transfer of files, in particular Raw files, and his answers were so helpful that I invited him to dig in a little deeper today with a follow-up post of his own. Many thanks to Rob for taking the time, and for being such an awesome part of the overall Lightroom community. -Scott] Greetings! Scott was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to do a follow up to his post from yesterday where he demonstrated his [link=  for…
  • My Workflow For Using Lightroom Mobile In The Studio

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Morning everybody (and sorry for the late post. I had some technical issues this morning). Anyway, here’s a short video from a live shoot on how I use Lightroom Mobile in my workflow, and in particular (during this live shoot), I show how to set up Lightroom Mobile to not only get the images from your live shoot direct to an iPad (so a client, art director or assistant in the studio can see your best shots as they come in), but I also show how to set it up to where anyone anywhere can follow your shoot live as it happens. It’s really a pretty cool little set-up. Right after I…
  • Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom (mostly new lens profiles)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Adobe has released Lightroom Version 5.7.1 which includes mostly new lens profiles, and support for the new Sony A7 Mark II, plus a minor bug fix. You can download the update here: Mac: (download link) PC: (download link) Best, -Scott The post Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom (mostly new lens profiles) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Photo Editing App 'Brushstroke' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Popular photo editing app Brushstroke has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it is available to download for free for the first time since its March 2014 launch. Normally, the app is priced at $2.99, prior to today, it's lowest price was $0.99. Brushstroke, as the name implies, is designed to transform photographs into paintings using a variety of photo filters. There are dozens of different brush options that produce different paint effects, and each brush option can be customized using on-screen touch gestures to enhance the effect. There are also various color…
  • Bank of America Promoting Apple Pay in New Shopping-Focused TV Commercial

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Bank of America this week released a new advertisement promoting Apple Pay, joining a growing number of financial institutions including Chase and Wells Fargo that are advertising Apple's recently launched mobile payments service. The thirty-second video follows a businesswoman as she shops for her family and herself, buying a shirt, a dog bone, and some lipstick all with her iPhone. She then is seen leaving the store via an elevator, winking as the camera fades away. Similar to previous commercials, the Bank of America ad focuses on the convenience of using Apple Pay to make payments with a…
  • Apple Researching Enhanced Touch ID Security Using Finger Motion Tracking

    Mitchel Broussard
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    In a newly published Apple patent application credited to Dale Setlak, co-founder of AuthenTec, the company reveals its interest in enhanced security capabilities for the iPhone home button and Touch ID. The patent application describes how the Touch ID sensor could be paired with an on-screen combination lock or other secondary security feature, requiring the user to move his or her finger in certain directions to fully unlock a device. As noted by Patently Apple, the June 2013 application shows off a few possibilities for the new technology, including a traditional combination lock-style…
  • Jimmy Fallon Gives Each 'The Tonight Show' Audience Member a Free iPad Air 2

    Mitchel Broussard
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Audience members at the taping of Wednesday night's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon episode were treated to an early Christmas present in the form of a free iPad Air 2 for each person. "I'm in the spirit of giving," Fallon remarked before revealing the giveaway in last night's version of the "Tonight Show Stocking Stuffers" segment Fallon has been running all week. On Monday, Fallon gave away Bose Soundlink Mini-Bluetooth Speakers, and Tuesday saw the gifting of a Vitamix S30 personal blender. Fallon is known to be an avid fan of tech and gaming and Apple in particular, repeatedly…
  • Apple Reminds Developers About February 64-Bit Support Deadline for Newly Submitted iOS Apps

    Juli Clover
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Apple today began sending out emails to developers, reminding them that as of February 1, 2015, all apps submitted to the App Store need to be built with the iOS 8 software development kit and include 64-bit support. Developers were first informed of the upcoming rules back in October, after the release of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6/6 Plus. The email also states that as of June 1, 2015, all app updates submitted to the App Store will need to adhere to the same requirements, giving the company a way to make sure all current apps take advantage of 64-bit support and are iOS 8 compliant. The shift…
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    CNN Travel

  • 11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into

    karlac1
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plansTags: new hotelsPassport 2015year ahead
  • 10 top destinations to visit in 2015

    laurama
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Global events, new attractions and anniversary celebrations will put these destinations on travel radars next year. Question is, which one(s) to visit?Tags: 2015best destinationsexpo eventseventsanniversary party
  • 15 cool gifts for travelers

    jasonkwok
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Journals, luggage tags, Panama hats? Yawn. We've got a selection of gifts travelers will actually useTags: shoppingtechnologygadgetsCosmetics
  • Strange ice pancakes found on Scottish river

    barry.neild
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Scotland can now add a strange frozen phenomenon to mysteries including the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart"Tags: weather
  • Air rage and emergency exits: Two weeks in Chinese aviation

    hiufu
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Yesterday's news? Nope, just another spate of bizarre dramas from the world of China air travelTags: air ragechinese touristsemergency exit
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