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  • How a spaceship battle would actually go down [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If Star Wars is any indication, space battles would be lightning fast, breakneck dogfights. But when you dig into the actual science, things get a bit more complicated. Maneuvering in a zero-gravity vacuum is a monster problem. Radiation could cook you alive in the cockpit. In reality, there's a good possibility that there will never be space battles like the kind you see in Star Wars.
  • How To Fix Your Bent iPhone 6 Plus (Don't Try at Home)

    Mashable
    Andrea Romano
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Bendgate. Bendghazi. Call it what you want — what you need is a solution. When you just can't choose between your sleek, new phablet and your stylish skinny jeans, there is one solution for fixing your bendable iPhone 6 Plus: a drill press Desperate times call for desperate measures. But we suggest leaving this to professionals. 5-Year-Old With Cancer Urges Other Patients to Be Brave Like Her Animators Visualize Pixar Theory Into Brain-Boggling Video 'Apparently Kid' Walks With Dinosaurs, Talks Tough to T-Rex There's No Place Like Ohio State: Band Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' Read…
  • Netflix Enters The Original Movie Game

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    The streaming service scored the rights to the sequel to the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.Maybe it was inevitable that Netflix would one day get into original movies, but hardly anyone would have predicted such a splashy entrance. Next year, Netflix, in a partnership with The Weinstein Company, will make its production debut with the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the Academy Award-winning art-house epic that pushed the limits of cinematography in 2000.Read Full Story
  • Cooking Site And Online Shop Food52 Picks Up $6 Million More

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
     Crowdsourced cooking and commerce site Food52 has extended its runaway a bit, picking up $6 million in additional funding in a round that’s being characterized as the company’s “Series A-1.” The round is led by Alex Zubillaga of investment firm 14W, who is now joining Food52’s board. Other investors include the Scripps Network Interactive (the parent company… Read More
  • Wishing vs. doing

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By giving people more ways to speak up and more tools to take action, we keep decreasing the gap between what we wish for and what we can do about it. If you're not willing to do anything about it, best not to waste the energy wishing about it.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How a spaceship battle would actually go down [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If Star Wars is any indication, space battles would be lightning fast, breakneck dogfights. But when you dig into the actual science, things get a bit more complicated. Maneuvering in a zero-gravity vacuum is a monster problem. Radiation could cook you alive in the cockpit. In reality, there's a good possibility that there will never be space battles like the kind you see in Star Wars.
  • Navigating the color wheel for beginners

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you haven't contemplated the color wheel since elementary school art classes and now have the task of designing eye-catching images on your plate, there's no better time to review the basics of this essential element of graphic design than right now.
  • Why did old timey radio announcers sound so nasal?

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever wondered why 1950s radio announcers talked in such a high, nasally voice? Did people at the time actually talk like that? Well, of course they didn't––we've seen movies and interviews with the "man on the street," and people sound pretty normal.
  • How businesses are using social media to drive growth [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    When customers turn to social media for purchasing advice, it's only natural that businesses should be there to roll out the red carpet. This infographic from GO-Gulf explains the latest statistics and trends in how companies are using social media to drive growth so you can see where your business fits into the big picture.
  • RC Car + GoPro = excitement [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    For some reason, the first person view of a remote controlled car racing round an RC car race track is way more exciting than a human-driven car. Whatever the reason, this video will get your heart pumping.
 
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    Mashable

  • How To Fix Your Bent iPhone 6 Plus (Don't Try at Home)

    Andrea Romano
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Bendgate. Bendghazi. Call it what you want — what you need is a solution. When you just can't choose between your sleek, new phablet and your stylish skinny jeans, there is one solution for fixing your bendable iPhone 6 Plus: a drill press Desperate times call for desperate measures. But we suggest leaving this to professionals. 5-Year-Old With Cancer Urges Other Patients to Be Brave Like Her Animators Visualize Pixar Theory Into Brain-Boggling Video 'Apparently Kid' Walks With Dinosaurs, Talks Tough to T-Rex There's No Place Like Ohio State: Band Pays Tribute to 'The Wizard of Oz' Read…
  • Live Updates: Hong Kong Protesters Stay Put as China Refuses to Back Down

    Mashable Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Protesters are continuing to flood the streets of Hong Kong as the pro-democracy demonstrations enter a pivotal day, Oct. 1, the beginning of a two-day national holiday to celebrate the Republic of China. The activists of Occupy Central (also known as the Umbrella Revolution) had set Wednesday as the deadline for the government to meet their demands for free elections in 2017. See also: Hong Kong Protests: What You Need to Know About the Umbrella Revolution But Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China wouldn't back down from its decision to have candidates screened by a Beijing-friendly…
  • Roadtrippers: 'You're Always 5 Minutes Away From Something Interesting'

    Emily Albrent
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Put down that phone and open a map — it’s time for an adventure. For many of us, wanderlust is a constant presence in our lives. Countless minutes are spent daydreaming at our office desks, thinking about packing up our car and setting out on the road. See also: 30 Gorgeous Travel Locations: Most-Pinned Places on Earth For James Fisher and Tatiana Parent, married cofounders of Roadtrippers, this dream is a reality. Their job is to travel and to inspire others to take the plunge. "What started [Roadtrippers] was my family, and the family business," Fisher says. "I was growing up…
  • Couple Pays It Forward With Big Tip for Bad Service

    Tricia Gilbride
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    An Iowa couple didn't let bad service prevent an act of restaurant kindness When Makenzie and and Steven Shultz went out to dinner for their anniversary last Saturday night, they were disappointed by the slow service at the understaffed restaurant. "Our service tonight sucked. 20 minutes to get water, 40 minutes for an appetizer and over an hour for our entree," Makenzie wrote on Facebook. See also: 11 Flavorful Celebrity Chefs on Twitter They saw their waiter struggling and, realizing that he would probably receive poor tips from his other tables, decided to tip $100 on a $66.65 meal. Post…
  • iOS 8.1 Beta Reveals Apple Pay, Touch ID Settings for iPad

    Rex Santus
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    After last week's buggy iOS 8.0.1 update, Apple's latest mobile software isn't attracting tons of fanfare But this might get you excited about iOS 8 again. See also: The 18 Most Important Features in iOS 8 Hidden settings on the iOS 8.1 beta include a string of code that references Apple Pay and Touch ID (Apple's mobile fingerprint scanner) support on iPads, according to a report from MacRumors. "Pay with iPad using Touch ID," the code says. "With Apple Pay, you no longer need to type card numbers and shipping information." Developer Hamza Sood first shared a screenshot of iOS 8.1 Apple Pay…
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  • Netflix Enters The Original Movie Game

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    The streaming service scored the rights to the sequel to the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.Maybe it was inevitable that Netflix would one day get into original movies, but hardly anyone would have predicted such a splashy entrance. Next year, Netflix, in a partnership with The Weinstein Company, will make its production debut with the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the Academy Award-winning art-house epic that pushed the limits of cinematography in 2000.Read Full Story
  • General Catalyst Invests $10 Million In Stripe's Ecosystem

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The VC firm will dole out $250,000 to $500,000 apiece to early-stage startups building atop Stripe's technology.Stripe is on a streak. This month, it signed big deals with Facebook and Twitter to power their buy buttons as the social networks eye the e-commerce space. Adding fuel to its rapid growth, venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners on Tuesday announced a $10 million fund to invest in early-stage startups building atop the payments processor's technology.Read Full Story
  • Ebay Is Finally Spinning Off PayPal Into Its Own Business

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Score another one for Carl Icahn.In an about-face from earlier this year, eBay has decided to spin PayPal off into its own separate business in 2015. What makes the move so surprising is that eBay has spent the bulk of the year fighting off mounting outside pressure--namely from super-investor Carl Icahn, who penned a corrosive open letter to eBay's board back in February--to split its core businesses into two.Read Full Story
  • Why Startups Should Let Developers Leapfrog To New Technologies

    John Paul Titlow
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Encouraging developers to wear multiple hats makes for happier coders and stronger companies.Developers could learn a lot from Charles Lloyd. As legend has it, the jazz saxophonist was known to rotate the musicians in his band during concerts in the 1960s. When the group returned to the stage for an encore, the drummer would would sit down at the piano, Lloyd sat behind the drum kit, and pianist Keith Jarrett would pick up the saxophone that made his bandleader famous. The stunt not only wowed crowds, but it made each individual player that much more versatile--and the group as a whole much…
  • 8 Ways Rail Travel Could Evolve By 2050

    Ben Schiller
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    With world population growing and moving to cities, we're going to need far better rail design than exists today. From driverless trains to ticketless travel, here's a glimpse of how it could look.With Amtrak continuing to hobble along on less-than-generous funding, the present moment may not feel like a "renaissance" for the railroad in the U.S.. But that's how it looks in much of the world. Countries like China have been investing heavily in trains (including 300 mph Maglevs), and all signs point to the trend continuing. With 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050--and the majority…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Cooking Site And Online Shop Food52 Picks Up $6 Million More

    Sarah Perez
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
     Crowdsourced cooking and commerce site Food52 has extended its runaway a bit, picking up $6 million in additional funding in a round that’s being characterized as the company’s “Series A-1.” The round is led by Alex Zubillaga of investment firm 14W, who is now joining Food52’s board. Other investors include the Scripps Network Interactive (the parent company… Read More
  • Phraseboard Keyboard For iOS 8 Lets You Tap Once To Type Pet Phrases

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
     If you frequently find yourself typing out the same pet phrases on your phone when texting or composing emails then point your fingers at this new keyboard app for iOS 8. Read More
  • This Political Video About Tech And SF’s Schools Is Too Depressingly Real

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
     I’m normally loathe to talk about political ads, but this is actually a good idea. Sf.citi, which is a Ron Conway-backed non-profit intended to represent tech companies at a civic level within San Francisco, is trying to get startups to “adopt” city public schools. They make a one-year minimum commitment to volunteer resources and time to match whatever a principal says… Read More
  • Fleksy Expands Its Distribution Footprint In A Bid To Rule The Keyboard Roost

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
     Fleksy is following up its iOS 8 software keyboard launch with a debut on two new app markets, including the Samsung GALAXY Apps store and the Amazon Appstore. In time for this new availability, it’s also launching a new Android version that adds two new languages and also brings a brand new keyboard design for wearables, as well as better emoji, improved animations and general… Read More
  • Luxury Consignment Site Shop-Hers Makes Its Mobile Debut

    Sarah Perez
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
     Online consignment shops operate in a crowded market these days with a range of stores offering everything from eBay-like, peer-to-peer sales of clothes bought at The Gap and Target to high-end stores where luxury goods are authenticated, approved and sold on your behalf. One company making a dent on the latter side of that spectrum is Shop-Hers, a marketplace for luxury goods boasting… Read More
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  • Wishing vs. doing

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

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

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

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

    Seth Godin
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    A fever is a symptom. There's an underlying disease that causes it. Giving you a fever (sitting in a sauna) doesn't make you sick, and getting rid of the fever (in a cold bath, for example) doesn't always get rid of the illness.  The New York Times bestseller list used to be a symptom, the symptom that a book was really popular. Now, it’s so easy to game and fake that some people have confused themselves into thinking that being on the list can actually cause your book to be popular. It’s easy to be fooled into paying a lot to hire a salesperson who is leaving a fast-growing…
 
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    WIRED

  • Stripe Leads the Race to the $1 Trillion Future of Mobile Payments

    Marcus Wohlsen
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stripe is having a moment. Almost as soon as Apple announced its new pay-by-iPhone service, the online payments startup released its specs for supporting Apple Pay—a clear sign the world’s most valuable company had brought Stripe into its inner circle. Facebook’s new “Buy” button is powered by Stripe’s code. And so is Twitter’s. For a […] The post Stripe Leads the Race to the $1 Trillion Future of Mobile Payments appeared first on WIRED.
  • There Are So Many Tiny Animals in the Sea That They May Affect Currents

    Annie Sneed
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The wind and tides are major drivers of the ocean’s global circulation, moving its waters all over the planet and mixing up its temperature, salinity, and nutrients. But according to new research, there might be another crucial force in ocean circulation that scientists haven’t accounted for: the billions upon billions of small marine animals that live in its depths. The post There Are So Many Tiny Animals in the Sea That They May Affect Currents appeared first on WIRED.
  • EBay Will Spin Off PayPal Into a Separate Company

    Issie Lapowsky
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    EBay is breaking away from PayPal, turning its payments operation into a separate, publicly traded company. “ebay and PayPal will be sharper and stronger, and more focused and competitive as leading, standalone companies in their respective markets,” eBay CEO John Donahoe said in a statement on the move, announced early Tuesday morning. “As independent companies, […] The post EBay Will Spin Off PayPal Into a Separate Company appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Smartwatch That Nudges You to Meet Your Fitness Goals

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Basis introduced one of the first general purpose fitness tracking watches back in late 2012. Its newest version, the Peak, comes with a slimmer design, better mobile interactions, and more robust sensors to help give you a more meaningful picture of your daily activities. The post A Smartwatch That Nudges You to Meet Your Fitness Goals appeared first on WIRED.
  • 21 Awesomely Well-Designed Products We’re Dying to Own

    Cliff Kuang
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    We're always scouring the world of products for whatever's most innovative, clever, and beautiful. The post 21 Awesomely Well-Designed Products We’re Dying to Own appeared first on WIRED.
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  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

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

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Charles Crawford. If your business is blogging, productivity is essential. The only way for you to get the results you want is to put out consistent high quality content. While this is often easy in the beginning when the blog is new and exciting, as time goes on this can become more difficult. There are some ways that you can improve your productivity to keep your blog current. 1. Work at the Right Times A common misconception is that people work better first thing in the morning. The problem with this is people are all different. You may not be a morning…
  • Why Your Blog Isn’t Growing and How to Make It A Success

    Guest Blogger
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gary Dek from StartABlog123.com. If your blog is dependent on Google search engine rankings like most websites, you should know that one record month of traffic can easily be followed by a record low. Growing your blog’s traffic and revenue requires leveraging traffic and design strategies to build and retain visitors, eventually converting them into loyal readers and followers. Otherwise, you risk the chance of starting from zero after an algorithm update. Here are some possible reasons your blog is failing to capitalize on its current readership, and…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Best Things to Buy in October

    Whitson Gordon
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    It may only be the beginning of fall, but holiday deals have already started, which means you can grab all sorts of deals during the month of October. Here are the best things to buy this month.Read more...
  • Laser-Accurate Measurements, Bluetooth Speakers, GoPro Kit [Deals]

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    This laser distance measurer is Amazon's #1 seller in Home Improvement, and it's only $79, today only. It can measure distances and areas automatically, and even indirectly calculate the height of objects with the pythagorean theorem. Amazon has never sold it for less than $100 before. [DEWALT DW03050 165-Feet Laser Distance Measurer, $79]Read more...
  • Enable Chrome's "Mute This Tab" Shortcut in the Dev Channel

    Whitson Gordon
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Ever have a tab start playing audio without your permission? The latest version of Chrome's dev channel lets you mute the tab with a simple click.Read more...
  • Why You Should Drive the Agenda During a One-On-One With Your Boss

    Tori Reid
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Use one-on-one time with your boss wisely by preparing your own talking points. Take pre-meeting time to prepare a list of things that need discussed, then use it.Read more...
  • “Where You Are Right Now Is a Necessary Step.”

    Tori Reid
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Sometimes it's difficult to be happy in the moment because you haven't reached the finish line yet. The truth is that the place you're in right now is a necessary step to reach the next place.Read more...
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  • Mass Production of Apple Watch Reportedly Slated for January 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Apple is reportedly finalizing the details on its upcoming Apple Watch as it prepares to begin mass production of the device ahead of its launch early next year. Mass production of the smartwatch device may begin January 2015, reports Taiwanese news source AppleDaily (via G For Games). According to the news report, Apple is working only with long-time manufacturing partner Quanta to produce the device. This contradicts an earlier report suggesting Quanta would be handling the bulk of the production with Inventec supplementing the supply.Quanta has allegedly received Apple’s heads-up and has…
  • Velvetwire Unveils First Smart USB Charger Powered by Apple HomeKit Technology

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Smart energy company Velvetwire today announced Powerslayer Blu, the latest addition to its Powerslayer lineup of USB chargers. This new model offers Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity and is compatible with Apple's HomeKit technology rolling out with iOS 8. Apple's vision for HomeKit is to make it easy for developers to allow users to control and interact with accessories around the home, leveraging BLE for energy-efficient communications. "We are proud to be among the first group of companies to produce HomeKit-compatible devices," said Eric Bodnar, co-founder and CEO at Velvetwire.
  • Samsung Supplying Apple with Panels for iPad Air 2 and 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Later This Year

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Samsung will supply Apple with displays for the second-generation iPad Air and the 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro' starting later this year, reports Korean-news outlet inews24 (via Digitimes). The Korean company will begin manufacturing the displays in the coming months, as the panels are said to feature IPS technology similar to Apple's current line of iPads. Physical mockup of the second-generation iPad Air If the report is legitimate, it is likely that Apple will have a steady supply of panels for its first batch of iPad Air 2 units, which may launch in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
  • European Union Accuses Ireland of Giving Apple Illegal State Aid with Tax Deals

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    The European Commission today announced the results of its formal investigation into Apple's tax arrangements in Ireland, accusing the company of receiving illegal state aid from the country, reports The Wall Street Journal. In its findings, the regulatory body stated that deals between Apple and Ireland struck in 1991 and 2007 helped Irish authorities "confer a selective advantage upon Apple" that resulted in a lowering of its tax liability. The Commission also added that Apple's increase in sales for its business in Ireland appear to be inconsistent when related to comparable operating…
  • Apple Watch Makes First Public Appearance at Parisian Fashion Boutique Colette

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    As indicated by an announcement yesterday, Apple has teamed up with Parisian fashion boutique Colette to show off the Apple Watch at the retailer's gallery on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris for today only. The special event marks the first public appearance for the Apple Watch since being announced last month at a media event, as a long line began forming around Colette's before the event started at 11 AM local time. According to Engadget, Colette is displaying both the 38mm and 42mm versions of the Apple Watch to the public, and MacGeneration (Google Translate) states that the models being…
 
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  • Work Life Balance?

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

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
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  • The 6-Step Process to Building Better Relationships With a Data-Driven Approach to Outreach

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

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

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

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

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

  • China’s iPhone 6 approval is good for Apple, bad for smugglers

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week we said goodbye to Serenity and this week we welcome Susie Ochs, Macworld’s new executive editor. On our inaugural episode we discuss exactly how unwise it is to use Google Glass while driving, the bunkum behind the bendable iPhone, the private nature of the iPhone 6 models (and how it makes law enforcement unhappy), and Apple and the Smugglers Index.Show notes Driving with Google Glass not a good idea Don't bend it that way: Apple says only nine customers complained of bent iPhones Apple puts iPhones through the wringer to prove #Bendgate is overblown Apple updates privacy…
  • The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s finally arrived: an activity-tracking wristband that promises accurate, real-time heart rate monitoring during the heat of exercise. The Basis Peak is lighter, slimmer, brighter and more elegant than the Basis wearable it replaces, and when it goes on sale in early November for $200, it stands a good chance of restoring dignity to the heart-rate monitoring space.  Make no mistake, most wrist-worn wearables have laughable heart-rate tracking features. They can only do heart rate “spot checks” that report how fast your ticker is ticking when you stop whatever you’re doing, and…
  • Hands-on with Places, Waze’s latest feature

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Community-powered navigation app Waze got a major update on Monday, which introduces a new feature for sharing info about destinations. Dubbed Places, drivers can share information about local businesses and residences with other Waze users, providing tips and photos of places they’ve visited.  With Places, users share photos and tips about locations with other drivers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Source: DNA links cases of 2 Va. women

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    DNA evidence links a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham to the death of Virginia Tech student who disappeared in 2009, a source tells CNN.
  • Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
  • Live, from New York! It's 'SNL' at 40

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    As "SNL" enters its 40th season, here's a look back at some memorable moments.
  • 1st-degree murder charge in beheading

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and an attack on another woman, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.
  • Join Ello, the 'anti-Facebook'?

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Jeff Yang says interest in Ello shows many people are dissatisfied with existing social network platforms.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 Ways to Combat Photography Boredom

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

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

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

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

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have been a regular co-host or guest on the popular This Week in Photo podcast. Recently they launched their new website and are going to be rolling out new spin off podcasts including one by our very own dPS writer Valerie Jardin on street photography. There is also one by Doug Kaye on gear, and interviews done by the host of TWiP Frederick Van Johnson. You can check out all their shows here. In this first teaser Valerie and Frederick chat about various things regarding street photography, and traveling with your gear. You can see more articles on street photography here: Using Humor In…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Those idiot kids who were bending iPhone 6s have (sorta) apologized

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Yesterday a video of two teenagers going into an Apple Store and forcibly bending an iPhone 6 spread with lightning speed across the internet. Apparently the heat has gotten to the teens, as one of them has issued a profane and half hearted, though...
  • Apple accused of receiving illegal state aid in Ireland

    Mike Wehner
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Apple's alleged exploitation of a tax ruling in Ireland is getting some attention from the European Commission. In a preliminary finding that labels the treatment the company has been receiving "state aid," Apple and several other large companies,...
  • Fashion boutique Colette shows off Apple Watch

    Steven Sande
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The world of fashion and the world of Apple collide today in Paris at the famed Colette fashion boutique. Rather than a runway walk of skinny models wearing the latest couturier styles, Apple and Colette are showing off next year's fashion -- the...
  • Flickr Find: The original Apple Watch

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is an "original" Apple Watch straight from the markets of Malaysia. The smart-looking watch was purchased, photographed and shared on Flickr by Cameron Talley....
  • iPhone 6 models to go on sale in China on October 17

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Apple early on Tuesday issued a press release announcing that both new iPhone 6 models will go on sale in China beginning on Friday, October 17. Pre-orders will naturally begin one week earlier on Friday, October 10. "We are thrilled to bring...
 
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

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

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

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

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

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

  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

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

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've been using a pre-production camera for a couple of days - just long enough to prepare a quick sample gallery. Click through to take a look
  • GoPro announces Hero4 lineup

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    GoPro has announced its new lineup of Hero cameras. The Hero4 Black is a new flagship model capable of 4K video at 30 fps, and will allow for extraction of 8.3MP still images from 4K footage. The Hero4 Silver offers a touch sensitive display and records 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both models will be available October 5. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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