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  • Carefree New Yorker high-fives people trying to hail cabs [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This dude is lucky he didn't get himself punched in the face. But maybe he did succeed in spreading a little bit of cheer. Do not try this in NYC, unless you are running like this person.
  • When Football Isn't Worth It

    Mashable
    Sam Laird
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Amid the NFL's ongoing domestic violence crisis — which lately has overshadowed the NFL's massive concussion crisis — Time magazine released a powerful cover on Thursday The story centers around 16-year-old Chad Stover, a defensive back at Tipton High School in Missouri who died after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a state playoff game last season. The cover is stark, poignant and asks a powerful question: Is football worth it? See also: Stay or Go, Legacy of NFL's Roger Goodell Is Already Set in Stone TIME's new cover: Is Football Worth It? The tragic risks of…
  • Facebook Will Surface Timely And Trending Stories Earlier

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As Twitter becomes more Facebook-like, Facebook becomes more Twitter-like as well.During the summer, the outrage over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, dominated the conversation on Twitter. Facebook, on the other hand, gave momentum to the ice bucket challenge, leading some to speculate that its algorithm was hiding posts about the controversial events in Ferguson.Read Full Story
  • Oracle Stock Drops 2.5% On News That Larry Ellison Has Relinquished His CEO Title

    TechCrunch
    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
     Today after the bell, Oracle announced that its long-time premier Larry Ellison is no longer its CEO. Former HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over the job in partnership with Safra Catz. Catz will manage finance and manufacturing, while Hurd will handle sales. Ellison will take on the titles of Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO. Hurd left HP under negative circumstances, including allegations… Read More
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Carefree New Yorker high-fives people trying to hail cabs [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This dude is lucky he didn't get himself punched in the face. But maybe he did succeed in spreading a little bit of cheer. Do not try this in NYC, unless you are running like this person.
  • 3 hours of fun, fun, fun dissecting one of world’s largest squid [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    We know what you're thinking: It's Thursday night and the real fun doesn't kick off until tomorrow, so what will I do with this lovely evening? Watch a squid dissection, that's what.
  • A brief history of, well, everything [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It's interesting that we talk about history without ever talking about the Big Bang. This video starts the story of history at the very, very beginning: The Big Bang. Get ready for a huge amount of information, presented in a very entertaining way.
  • Enter the strange dream that is “Circle of Abstract Ritual” [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Dream or nightmare? The answer has much to do with your perspective, yet Jeff Frost's "Circle of Abstract Ritual" isn't the bedtime story for those susceptible to darker nighttime adventures, with imagery that skips from the divine to the disturbed in a split second, but offers a wealth of eye candy in between for the fertile imagination.
  • Hilarious iPhone 6 parody commercial [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whatever your feelings about Apple, this parody commercial makes some valid points: similarities to the Android OS, Samsung, and so on.
 
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    Mashable

  • When Football Isn't Worth It

    Sam Laird
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Amid the NFL's ongoing domestic violence crisis — which lately has overshadowed the NFL's massive concussion crisis — Time magazine released a powerful cover on Thursday The story centers around 16-year-old Chad Stover, a defensive back at Tipton High School in Missouri who died after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a state playoff game last season. The cover is stark, poignant and asks a powerful question: Is football worth it? See also: Stay or Go, Legacy of NFL's Roger Goodell Is Already Set in Stone TIME's new cover: Is Football Worth It? The tragic risks of…
  • Larry Ellison Steps Down as Oracle CEO

    Jason Abbruzzese
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Larry Ellison has stepped down as the CEO of Oracle, the company he founded and helped grow into one of the most successful business software companies in the world. News of his departure broke on Thursday afternoon, less than two hours before Oracle's scheduled first-quarter earnings release and call. See also: 7 U.S. Cities Where Minority-Owned Businesses Are Thriving In 1977, Ellison founded the company that would become Oracle and has served as CEO for the entirety of that time. The company now has a market capitalization of $182 billion Oracle shares dropped in after-hours trading…
  • Live Updates: Scotland Decides Its Future

    Mashable and Channel 4 News
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Tonight Scotland votes on whether to remain with the United Kingdom. Mashable and Channel 4 News will be covering the results live. Follow the latest updates below. 3 things you need to know now Polls close at 5 p.m. EDT/10 p.m. GMT. It's down to the wire: Latest data shows slightly more 'No' votes (53%). New to this story? Here's a cheat sheet on the Scottish referendum and what it means. Live video Read more... More about Scotland, Us World, Politics, World, and Scottish Independence
  • Skeletons Uncovered of a Couple That Has Held Hands for 700 Years

    Kari Paul
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a man and a woman who have been holding hands for more than 700 years in Leicestershire, England. The skeletal remains were unearthed two weeks ago at the "lost chapel of St. Morell" near the small village of Hallaton, the University of Leicester announced on Thursday See also: 10 Amazing Google Earth and Maps Discoveries The discovery comes as part of a four-year excavation project by the Hallaton Fieldwork Group, a partnership between local volunteers and University of Leicester archaeologists The remains were dated to the 14th century using…
  • Justin Long: 'My Dog Looks Like Carey Mulligan'

    Mashable Video
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Kevin Smith's upcoming movie Tusk deals with some weird stuff. Like, for example, a crazy man who's obsessed with walruses See also: 10 Incredibly Realistic Minecraft Creations Justin Long, who stars in the film, tells Mashable about his own animal obsessions. But we promise they're not nearly as creepy BONUS: Kevin Smith's Career Would Not Have Existed Without the Internet Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Entertainment, Videos, Movies, Film, and Video
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    Fast Company

  • Facebook Will Surface Timely And Trending Stories Earlier

    Alice Truong
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    As Twitter becomes more Facebook-like, Facebook becomes more Twitter-like as well.During the summer, the outrage over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, dominated the conversation on Twitter. Facebook, on the other hand, gave momentum to the ice bucket challenge, leading some to speculate that its algorithm was hiding posts about the controversial events in Ferguson.Read Full Story
  • A YouTube Movie Is Headed To Theaters Soon. But Don't Expect This To Be A Trend

    Nicole LaPorte
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Lionsgate's release of The SMOSH Movie represents a new embrace of digital stars. At least stars that are really, really popular.The mainstream-ification of YouTube stars continues--but how far will it go?Read Full Story
  • Microsoft Cuts Another 2,100 Jobs

    Alice Truong
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The company pledged to cut $600 million in expenses when it acquired Nokia.Microsoft, currently undergoing the biggest job cuts in the company's history, laid off 2,100 employees on Thursday.Read Full Story
  • Forget The Skyscrapers, Check Out New York City's Basements

    Carey Dunne
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    A photo series reveals the hidden underground world of New York's basements, where building superintendents often live with their families.Most visitors to New York City see its underground by way of the subway system. But the city has another subterranean aspect, seen by far fewer visitors: its basements, often inhabited by buildings' superintendents and their families.Read Full Story
  • Asthma? High Blood Pressure? You Can Still Go To Space

    Chris Gayomali
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    A new study finds that even people with common medical issues can tolerate space travel.Just a few decades ago, astronauts were our best and brightest--elite heroes in every sense of the word. Then NASA took a few steps back, the space program started inching toward the private sector, and our idea of an astronaut became Lance Bass. (Who didn't even end up going into space.)Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Oracle Stock Drops 2.5% On News That Larry Ellison Has Relinquished His CEO Title

    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
     Today after the bell, Oracle announced that its long-time premier Larry Ellison is no longer its CEO. Former HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over the job in partnership with Safra Catz. Catz will manage finance and manufacturing, while Hurd will handle sales. Ellison will take on the titles of Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO. Hurd left HP under negative circumstances, including allegations… Read More
  • Twitter Overhauls Its UI On iPhone, Stops Hiding Your Bio

    Greg Kumparak
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
     If you’ve ever thought that Twitter’s interface for displaying profiles on phones was a bit wonky: don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even Twitter agrees. Twitter has just rolled out a new profile interface for iOS users that they’ve been quietly testing for the past few months. The biggest change? They no longer inexplicably hide everyone’s bio line behind a swipe. Read More
  • Incubated: MuckerLab’s Hands-On Approach To Accelerating Startup Growth

    Ryan Lawler
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
     MuckerLab was founded three years ago as one of the first incubators to launch in Los Angeles. With a shared workspace for a relatively small cohort of startups that participate, the accelerator takes a hands-on approach to helping companies that go through its program find product-market fit. Read More
  • Join Us In Hardware Alley At Disrupt London, Won’t You?

    John Biggs
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
     Disrupt London is fast approaching and I’d love to see you in our amazing Hardware Alley. This even, which runs during the last day of Disrupt, features all of my favorite startups – the hardware ones – in glorious technicolor. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything from robotic drones to… Read More
  • iOS 8 Adoption Off To A Slower Start Than iOS 7, Say Multiple Usage Trackers

    Darrell Etherington
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
     The iOS 8 installation spike is high, but lower than it was for iOS 7 last year, according to numbers from a variety of mobile OS usage monitoring platforms. Chitika, Tapjoy, Mixpanel and Appsee all show adoption numbers that, while high, fall short of the rocketing pick-up rate we saw when Apple launched its major visual overhaul of iOS just ahead of the iPhone 5s launch in 2013. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
  • Avoiding S-curve error

    Seth Godin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The future is bumpy. It comes in spurts, and then it pauses. It's tempting to connect two dots and draw a line to figure out where the third dot is going to be.  In the long run, that's a smart way to go. For example, if we look at the cost per transistor in 1970 and again today, we can make a pretty smart guess about where it's going in the future. But we won't get there in a straight line. Consider this graph (from this must-read article): If you connected the first two red dots (1885 and 1925), your prediction for dynamic range today would be have been way off, far too low. If you…
  • People who like this stuff...

    Seth Godin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    like this stuff. When you work in a genre (any genre), break all the rules at your own peril. Sure, you need to break some rules, need to do something worth talking about. But please understand who the work is for. If it's for people outside the genre, you have a lot of evangelizing to do. And if it's for those that are already in it, you can't push too far, because they like the genre. That's why they're here. Those who have walked away probably aren't just waiting around for you to fix it. Those who have never been don't think the genre has a problem they need solved. Blue sky thinking…
  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • Without a keyboard

    Seth Godin
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world? It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet. You can't create the spreadsheet that changes an industry on a smart phone. And professional programmers don't sit down to do their programming with a swipe. Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter. Yes, of course the media that's being created on the spot, the…
 
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    WIRED

  • Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley

    Chris Haroun, ARTIS Ventures
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Sit down and talk with anyone about technology and you’ll have little trouble arguing that the San Francisco Bay Area is the quintessential location for tech startups. The area offers unparalleled access to high quality engineers, venture capitalists and superb universities. But the reason this particular spot ended up at the heart of the technology […] The post Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth

    Nick Stockton
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    A study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans. The post Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.
  • “Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights

    Anderson J. Duff, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    A recent monkey “selfie” took the media by storm, wowing the web and going viral on every major news site from the BBC to The Huffington Post. Circles of internet whisperers across the globe debated whether the photo’s copyright belonged to British wildlife photographer David J. Slater or, in fact, a crested black macaque who […] The post “Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights appeared first on WIRED.
  • Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100

    Brandon Keim
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century's end, up to two billion more than some estimates. The post Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100 appeared first on WIRED.
  • 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8

    Michael Calore
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you. The post 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8 appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    Stacey Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions about how to make the best use of this media. Darren covers: Where social media fits in your blogging journey What hierarchy of importance social media should go in (because you can’t be across everything!) How to find readers How to build a presence How often you should update your social media channels Hints for scheduling your content…
  • Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Darren Rowse
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Regular readers of ProBlogger would know that over the last 18 months, I’ve put a lot of effort into Facebook – particularly by building up the Digital Photography School Facebook page. I’ve worked hard in that time to grow both the reach and influence of the page and while there have been ups and downs along the way, it has paid off in a fairly major way – with Facebook becoming the second-biggest referrer of traffic to Digital Photography School on any given day. In the last year and a half I’ve developed a publishing rhythm on the dPS Facebook page that works…
  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Transmit Manages Your FTP Server from iOS

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    iOS: Transmit is our favorite FTP app for the Mac , and now it's available on iOS. It sports pretty much the same feature set as the Mac app, and with deep iOS 8 integration, you can upload files from just about anywhere.Read more...
  • Adafruit's Computer Add-On Pack for Raspberry Pi Gets You Started Fast

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Raspberry Pi is great, but it's also missing a few things you need to actually use it. Namely, a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Adafruit solves that (with the exception of the monitor), with the Computer Add-On Pack. Read more...
  • All the iOS 8 Apps that Support Touch ID Integration (So Far)

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    One of iOS 8's minor new features is Touch ID integration with any app . This makes it so you can lock apps behind your fingerprint instead of a passcode. Here's a list of the apps that have updated to support it.Read more...
  • ​Ask Dr. Nerdlove: The Neediness Problem

    Harris O'Malley on Kotaku, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Hello Internet! Welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that knows it's dangerous to go alone. While we help you find your co-op partner in the MMO that is life, it's time to look at a couple of common questions about dating etiquette in the 21st Century.Read more...
  • The Biggest Resume Mistakes, According to Google's Head of HR

    Melanie Pinola
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Senior VP of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock, has reviewed over 20,000 resumes in his career. These are the mistakes he sees over and over.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • FlightAware Offers Tool For Tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pre-Order Shipment Flights

    Juli Clover
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Apple began shipping out early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on Thursday morning, and FlightAware, a site that offers live flight tracking, has created a tool that allows users to track the flights carrying their iPhones after receiving a tracking number. According to FlightAware, users can check the "departure scan" in their UPS tracking information which may match a departure time and flight listed on the tracking page. Currently, the page is tracking UPS flights from Shenzhen, China to Anchorage, Alaska and Anchorage to Louisville, Kentucky, all of which are standard flight rounds for…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Reportedly in Very Short Supply for In-Store Launch

    Eric Slivka
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Ahead of tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in a number of countries, customers who didn't place pre-orders for delivery have been lining up at Apple's retail stores and those of its carrier and retail partners hoping to obtain one first thing in the morning. A new report from BGR claims, however, that those looking for an iPhone 6 Plus are likely to be disappointed, as the units are in extremely short supply.We are told that stores have been receiving shipments all throughout the day, and out of all the new iPhone 6 models received, typically only about 2-3% are iPhone 6 Plus…
  • SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads in Under 24 Hours

    Eric Slivka
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Earlier today, we highlighted how a number of new third-party systemwide keyboard for iOS 8 are topping the App Store charts, with SwiftKey Keyboard [Direct Link] displacing Facebook Messenger from the top spot on the free iPhone app chart in the United States. Moving beyond the charts to look at raw download numbers, the success of these new keyboards is even more clear, with SwiftKey telling MacRumors that its iOS 8 keyboard has just passed one million downloads in less than 24 hours. SwiftKey saw a brief launch delay yesterday due to App Store processing, and thus it did not go live until…
  • iOS 8 Keyboards Climb to Top of App Store Charts

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, devices running the new operating system are now able to install third-party keyboards that work on a systemwide basis. Most of the major keyboard makers were ready for the launch, introducing iOS 8 versions of their keyboards into the iOS App Store. One day after launch, three of these keyboards, including Fleksy, SwiftKey and Swype, are now at the top of the top iOS paid and free charts in the U.S. and other countries. Within 24 hours of their debut, paid keyboards Swype and Fleksy climbed to the top two spots in the U.S. paid iOS app chart, displacing…
  • iOS 8 Downloads Cause Spike in Web Traffic as Adoption Rate Climbs Slowly

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Apple yesterday released iOS 8 to the public, opening the doors for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to download and install Apple's latest version of iOS on their devices. According to The Guardian, this release caused internet traffic to surge in the UK by as much as 60 percent compared to the same time the previous day as millions of iOS users rushed to update their devices. LONAP web traffic data from iOS launch timeframe (blue) vs. previous day (red) Data from LONAP shows that web traffic surged just as iOS 8 was released at 6:00 PM UK time. Traffic remained strong for several hours,…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • 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
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
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    Copyblogger

  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Large photographs of your favorite writers covering one wall is appropriate. As is a collection of your favorite books along another wall. And that’s just the environment Shane Snow has created for the employees of his company. Shane is the co-founder of Contently, a high-end brand publishing firm. In fewer than five…
  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
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    Macworld

  • Eight is enough?

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Eight is enough?A number of this week's new and updated apps take advantage of new functionality in iOS 8. Plus, now you can make "Star Wars" movies on your iPhone.  Cool, huh?djay 2This $10 app has probably done more to rock your body/rockrockrock your body than just about any other. It updated this week with a new pack of samples—named “General Electric”—as well as improved integration with your Spotify library: A song’s BPM and key are now shown in the media browser, and songs you’ve listened to are marked, enabling you to easily find old favorites or to move on and play and…
  • Get to know iOS 8: New Camera tricks and a major overhaul of Photos

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    While we love to do many things with our iOS devices, the feature that often tops my list is taking and sharing photographs. In an age when we’re taking in new experiences faster than we can blog or tweet about them, snapping a quick image on the go can be just the thing to help us remember a good day on the beach. Apple’s iOS 8 packs in a ton of new photo-taking and editing features for its photography-loving user base, all the while keeping it easy for beginning iOS shutterbugs. There’s a lot to look at here, so let’s start with something simple: the Camera app.Camera ch-ch-changes…
  • Apple updates privacy policy: 'We sell great products,' not your data, says Tim Cook

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Need another reason to upgrade to iOS 8? Apple can’t see any of your personal information if you have a passcode enabled on devices running the new OS. And if Apple can’t see it, the government can’t, either. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company’s new privacy measures in a Wednesday night letter that not-so-subtly slammed other tech companies like Facebook and Google. “Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products,” Cook said. “We don’t build a profile based on your e-mail content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t ‘monetize’…
  • Amazon, Apple updates let families share apps and media across devices

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Families can share their apps, books and more across devices, as long as everyone can agree on an operating system.
  • The Desolation of Forbes

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Writing for the goblin horde otherwise known as the Forbes contributor network, Gene Marks finds Apple's weakness by using his Precious to... Ugh, blech, just read on. "Have You Noticed The Chink In Apple's Armor?" (no link but tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody) “Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, O Apple the Stupendous.” Awww, yeah, get ready for some literary allusions, y'all! Marks is going positively Middle Earth on this bad boy. See, in this analogy that Marks is creating, Apple is likened to the great dragon Chrysophylax Dives from the classic JRR…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 3: Interaction Design

    Anastasios Karafillis
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Having addressed the information architecture1 and the various systems2 of navigation in the first two articles of this series, the last step is to efficiently simplify the navigation experience — specifically, by carefully designing interaction with the navigation menu. When designing interaction with any type of navigation menu, we have to consider the following six aspects: symbols, target areas, interaction event, layout, levels, functional context. It is possible to design these aspects in different ways. Designers often experiment with new techniques3 to create a more exciting…
  • Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

    Rian van der Merwe
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions. The first confusion we have to clear up is what we mean by “product.” In the context of software development, a product is the website, application or online service that users interact with. Depending on the size of the company and its products, a product manager could be responsible for an entire system (such as a mobile app) or part of a system (such as the checkout flow on an e-commerce website across all devices). This is confusing because, in most…
  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

    Lusya Galkina
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings — that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process. The first web services that allow users to report bugs on web pages appeared several years ago. Since then, tools and technologies have emerged to make the process more convenient and user-friendly. Today’s market…
  • Making Modal Windows Better For Everyone

    Scott O'Hara
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    To you, modal windows1 might be a blessing of additional screen real estate, providing a way to deliver contextual information, notifications and other actions relevant to the current screen. On the other hand, modals might feel like a hack that you’ve been forced to commit in order to cram extra content on the screen. These are the extreme ends of the spectrum, and users are caught in the middle. Depending on how a user browses the Internet, modal windows can be downright confusing. Modals quickly shift visual focus from one part of a website or application to another area of (hopefully…
  • Are Your Internal Systems Damaging Your Business?

    Paul Boag
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this. “How come I can download an app on my phone and instantly know how to use it, yet need training to use our content management system? Shouldn’t our system be intuitive?” This was just one of the comments I heard in a recent stakeholder interview. People are fed up with inadequate internal systems. Many of those I interviewed had given up on the official software. Instead, they use tools like…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Trooper's funeral held; suspect hunted

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Hundreds of state troopers and police from throughout the country stood at attention outside a Pennsylvania church Thursday to mourn Cpl. Bryon Dickson amid concerns that a survivalist and war buff suspected of gunning down two troopers may be on the hunt for more officers.
  • Star out of 'Magic Mike' sequel

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Matthew McConaughey is out of 2015's "Magic Mike" sequel, according to the film's director.
  • Hostage sends message from ISIS

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.
  • Joan Rivers' throat doctor ID'd

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month has been identified by clinic staffers as Dr. Gwen Korovin, a source close to the death investigation said.
  • Pro: Spanking is common sense

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    OPINION: So now we're having a debate about spanking. There is a lot of misplaced outrage being shoehorned into a crusade against child abuse, writes Ruben Navarette.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates:Sept 26 – Houston, TX Oct 1 – Orlando, FL Oct 10 – Westminster, London, UK Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC Dec 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FLLeave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these upcoming seminars!The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a few weeks away from…
  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at KelbyOne, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it would be neat to share…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
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    Digital Photography School

  • 3 Tips to Help Keep Your Photography Passion Alive

    Simon Ringsmuth
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photography is like any other pursuit in life, in that it requires a great deal of time and practice. Unless you make a living as a professional photographer, you might find that you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to devote to taking pictures. With work, family, school, and plenty of other obligations in our lives, it’s easy to let photography take a back seat to everything else. So, unfortunately we often find our expensive cameras gathering dust on the shelf, and our vibrant photo libraries growing ever more stagnant as the months and years pass. How in the world is…
  • 7 Tips to Help Improve Your Seascape Photos by Controlling the Waves

    Jim Hamel
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When photographing outdoors, you generally take the world as you find it, and you have very little control over the elements. You cannot control the weather. The terrain is a given. You certainly cannot control the skies or the clouds. But when photographing seascapes there is one thing you can control, and that is the waves. At least, you can control the appearance of the waves. This is a fundamental difference between landscapes and seascapes. In landscapes you have generally static ground and foreground elements, while in seascapes you are dealing with a fluid substance that is in constant…
  • How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

    Barry J Brady
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reducing noise in your images can make a huge difference to their quality We have all seen it in our images, that uneven grainy look that makes our images look a little unappealing. In the days of film, noise was called grain and it looked better (even the word grain sounded better) but the digital equivalent of noise can often make a good image look bad. The first question we need to answer is: What is noise? Generally speaking, noise is defined as aberrant pixels. That means pixels that are not representing the colour, or the exposure of the scene correctly. The next question is: When does…
  • Couple Photography: Telling Their Love Story

    Melinda Smith
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A while ago, I went to the funeral for my husband’s dear Grandpa Wes, and I looked through old photos of him and his beautiful sweetheart, Daphene, who passed away just 6 months before (they couldn’t live without each other for very long). They had photos when they were young snuggled up together, holding hands, and even kissing, and it struck me how rare that was. Old photos usually are much more formal, and don’t show a lot of emotion or candid feelings. They also had more recent photos that showed the same affection, and that’s rare as well, to be married for…
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

    John Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the stars? You’ll need a tripod. Want to get silky smooth waterfall photos? Yep tripod again. Need to photograph an HDR to extend the dynamic range of your scene? Oh yes, tripod required there too. Basically, if you want to do anything more than point and shoot, you’ll need to bring your three legged friend along with you. I’ve decided to write this article in a way that assumes you’re just starting out with…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • MigmO is fun, but doesn't stand out in a crowd

    Chad Hensley
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    MigmO is a free action puzzle game where you aid the single-celled titular character to the goal. The game works on all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 or later. This is a game that is fun enough, but is not groundbreaking. At the beginning of each...
  • Don't buy an iPhone 6 on eBay for $1,000

    John-Michael Bond
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The iPhone 6 is currently selling for over $1,000 on eBay right now, despite not having been released yet. Initial supplies are limited so it's understandable that some people are excitedly exploring the possibilities for getting one. Still,...
  • Daily Deals for September 18, 2014, featuring CleanMyMac 2 Double Pack

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
  • Where to buy the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus when they launch tomorrow

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Apple will start selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, September 19. Unlike previous iPhone launches when everyone lined up at Apple to purchase their iPhone, the new iPhones now are available from wireless carriers and a variety of...
  • The headless PowerBook

    Mike Wehner
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    According to the photo's Flickr description, this poor 12-inch PowerBook took a nasty spill down some wooden stairs, resulting in the defacing you see before you. The computer continued to function after losing its head thanks to an external monitor,...
 
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    Strobist

  • 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 ¾ 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, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    In our latest from-the-show-floor video, we visit the Fujifilm booth at Photokina 2014 to learn more about the Fujifilm X100T, the newest member of the company's ultra-premium compact camera family. See video
  • Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Behind Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand is the Ricoh booth, the most colorful we've seen thus far. It's not the design of the booth that's colorful. Rather, it's the dozens of color combinations available for the company's DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The waterfall in front was pretty cool, too. Take the tour.
  • Photokina 2014: Hands on with new Tamron lenses - including 15-30mm F2.8

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    We caught up with Tamron at Photokina 2014 to get a peek at the new 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide angle zoom. It's designed to cover a full frame sensor and was shown to us in a late prototype form, though its official launch date is unconfirmed. We also got some hands-on time with the manufacturer's latest all-in-one zoom lenses as well as the always-impressively-huge 150-600mm F5-6.3. Read more
  • Photokina 2014: Hands on with Sigma's new 150-600mm telezooms

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    The stars of Sigma's booth at this years Photokina were two new telezoom lenses - 'C' and 'S' versions of a 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM aimed at enthusiasts and sports / wildlife professionals, respectively. The company was also showing off its new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' for APS-C DSLRs. We headed to the company's stand on our final day at the show, and got our hands on the new gear (except the stuff behind glass). Click through to see more.
  • Photokina 2014: Polaroid Socialmatic combines camera, printer and Android OS

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    The Polaroid Socialmatic was first announced a while ago but is still in development and expected to ship sometime later this year. However, at the Polaroid stand in Hall 5.2 Photokina visitors can already get their hands on a few prototypes and play with the unique device. The Socialmatic combines a 14MP camera, an Android smart device and a Polaroid Zero Ink technology printer. Click through to read more.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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
    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 with your own graphic. It could…
  • 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…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Watch Likely Uses BCM4334 Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip

    Juli Clover
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Chipworks has done an impressive amount of investigative work on the Apple Watch and has managed to determine that the device appears to incorporate a BCM4334 Wi-Fi chip from Broadcom. Chipworks spotted the chip in the video introduction of the Apple Watch, which shows Apple's custom designed S1 Apple Watch chip in separate layers. Based on screenshots from the video, Chipworks determined that one of the chips towards the top of the processor resembled a Wi-Fi chip. The pattern specifically matched up with the Broadcom BCM4334. The Wi-Fi chip on the S1 compared to the Broadcom BCM4334What…
  • Apple Receives One Out of Two Licenses Needed to Begin iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Apple has received one out of the two regulatory licenses it needs to sell the iPhone 6 in China, reports state-run news agency Xinhua (via Reuters). The handset is currently being reviewed by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which also examined the the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c before its launch in China last year. According to the news agency, Apple now needs a critical network access license before it can begin selling the device. The news follows a report yesterday which stated that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China may be pushed back to…
  • Apple Updates iMovie and Numbers for iOS 8 [Update: iMovie Pulled]

    Husain Sumra
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Apple has begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with iMovie and Numbers receiving the first updates. While Numbers simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, iMovie goes a bit further with brand new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and more. What’s New in Version 2.1 - Support for iOS 8 - Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension - Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie - Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip* - Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud…
  • iPhone 4s Users May Want to Avoid iOS 8 Due to Performance and Screen Size Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Apple's public launch of iOS 8 is happening today, but there is one group of iPhone owners who may want pass on the upgrade for now. According to Ars Technica, the overall experience of iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s is degraded enough that owners of this device may want to consider bypassing the update and remaining on iOS 7, despite the new features offered in Apple's latest iOS version. Apple's iPhone 4s was launched in 2011 and is falling quickly behind the times. It includes a much slower A5 processor, doesn't have an option for LTE connectivity, lacks Touch ID, and ships with 2.4GHz-only…
  • Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

    Eric Slivka
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy. Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest keyboard in the world. The keyboard relies on advanced autocorrect features to interpret input and includes extensive gesture support to make it easy for users to delete, add punctuation and spaces, or select an alternate autocorrect suggestion by swiping anywhere on the keyboard. Fleksy also includes…
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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…
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    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…
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