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  • Lawyer gives the lowdown on getting out of traffic tickets

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Unless you happen to be hitting on a cop and have run out of options to get their attention, no one enjoys getting a traffic ticket. Sure, we've all heard the tales of surefire ways to escape the long arm of the law, but the problem is, most of them simply aren't true. The post Lawyer gives the lowdown on getting out of traffic tickets appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

    Mashable
    Lance Ulanoff
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into Six Million Dollar Man territory Scientists recently equipped double amputee Les Baugh with a pair of Modular Prosthetics Limbs (MPL) that he controls with his mind. But it wasn’t easy for Baugh, a Colorado man who lost both arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins essentially had to wake up dead nerves, and reassign others in Baugh's chest, so he could control the arms through his nerves. The process of…
  • Here's The Big Problem With Sony Releasing "The Interview" On Demand

    Fast Company
    Evie Nagy
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    It may be a long time before anyone (legally) sees the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy. And not because of North Korea.Yesterday things quickly unraveled for the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, which depicts a fictional assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. After a message from the hackers known as Guardians of the Peace threatened violent attacks on movie theaters if the film was released, all the major theater chains pulled out of showing it, and then Sony itself canceled the movie's Christmas Day release.Read Full Story
  • VHX Introduces An iPhone App And Library So You Can View Your Whole Video Collection In One Place

    TechCrunch
    Ryan Lawler
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
     VHX has been working hard to make it easier for independent content owners to sell their videos online. And now it’s working to make it easier for consumers to find and enjoy the content that they’ve bought off the platform, with the introduction of a video library that stores all their purchases in one place, along with the launch of an iOS app. Read More
  • Clear language and respect

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

  • Lawyer gives the lowdown on getting out of traffic tickets

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    Unless you happen to be hitting on a cop and have run out of options to get their attention, no one enjoys getting a traffic ticket. Sure, we've all heard the tales of surefire ways to escape the long arm of the law, but the problem is, most of them simply aren't true. The post Lawyer gives the lowdown on getting out of traffic tickets appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Swimming with a giant octopus [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The giant octopus is one of the ocean's most graceful creatures. Take a look at one lucky scuba diver who got to swim along side one of these beautiful animals. The post Swimming with a giant octopus [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Learn how to sing two notes at the same time [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Awhile ago, we posted a video of a woman singing two notes at the same time, and doing so beautifully we might add. Based on the overwhelming response to her video, Anna-Maria Hefele posted a how-to video. Now you can learn to sing two notes simultaneously, which is pretty much the most epic party trick of all time. The post Learn how to sing two notes at the same time [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Stylistic switcheroos: 10 cartoon characters in 10 different styles

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    It takes more skill than we ourselves have to draw one kind of cartoon character, so we're floored by the ability of Finnish artist Jaakko Seppälä to nail the drawing styles of ten different cartoonists in one incredible chart. The post Stylistic switcheroos: 10 cartoon characters in 10 different styles appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Guy Pearce made the funniest music video ever [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Guy Pearce is best known for his role as an actor in films such as L.A. Confidential and Memento. But did you also know he was a pop star? He is. Take a look at this video. The post Guy Pearce made the funniest music video ever [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

    Lance Ulanoff
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into Six Million Dollar Man territory Scientists recently equipped double amputee Les Baugh with a pair of Modular Prosthetics Limbs (MPL) that he controls with his mind. But it wasn’t easy for Baugh, a Colorado man who lost both arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins essentially had to wake up dead nerves, and reassign others in Baugh's chest, so he could control the arms through his nerves. The process of…
  • New teaser for 'Orphan Black' Season 3: 'This is war'

    Sandra Gonzalez
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    The trailer for the upcoming new season of Orphan Black is here and, holy clone, we're excited And as if the trailer above weren't enough of a gift, BBC America has also announced the premiere date: April 18 See also: 9 Delightful and Horrifying Moments From 'Orphan Black' Season 2 Finale As you'll recall, the Season 2 finale of Orphan Black, which saw the introduction of a number of new clones, dropped the ultimate bombshell: There are male clones, too In this first photo from the new season, we see it apparently doesn't take long for Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) to come face-to-face with one of…
  • 'Serial' conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future

    Jason Abbruzzese
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    As far as pop culture phenomenons go, Serial is up there The podcast, centered around the 1999 Baltimore murder of a high school student, came out of nowhere to become one of the most-talked about stories of the year. In the process, it boosted the medium of podcasting to never-before-seen heights and generated no shortage of debate about the intersection of journalism and entertainment See also: 10 things you may not know about 'Serial' Launched as a spin-off from the public radio show This American Life, which is arguably the most successful podcast ever, Serial rocketed to the top of…
  • Taxes on iOS apps are about to change in the EU

    Rex Santus
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Apple users who live in the European Union could be seeing price changes in the App Store very soon. Apple recently sent out an email to iTunes Connect users with a warning about the upcoming change to value-added tax (or VAT) rates that will hit the EU on Jan. 1, 2015. Right now, Apple applies a uniform value-added tax rate throughout Europe. On New Year's Day, it will change to a location-based model See also: 12 best iPhone apps of 2014 "VAT will be based on the customer's country of residence instead of being the same across all territories," according to Apple's email to customers, which…
  • Andrew W.K.'s holiday party survival guide

    Corinne Bagish
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    ’Tis the season for giving, for tidings of comfort and joy — and for holiday parties. Parties of the office variety, in particular, can be dangerous territory with their many dicey variables. So, when navigating these booze-and-coworker-infused gatherings this season, who better to advise than than expert partier Andrew W.K.? The "Party Hard" musician stopped by Mashable HQ to show us how to take holiday parties to the next level ... in an office environment. For Andrew’s advice on dress code to snack preferences and beyond, don't miss the video above, as well as…
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    Fast Company

  • Here's The Big Problem With Sony Releasing "The Interview" On Demand

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

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

    Carol Reed
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Gender still matters in leadership in 2014. Women work twice as hard to secure VC funding, and often end up not taking on a male co-owner.Merit is supposed to cut across everything, determining who reaps the most rewards and who leads in business. Gender shouldn't matter. But of course it does.Read Full Story
  • What Athletes Can Teach You About Embracing Diversity

    Chris Smith
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    Sharing success and failure is just the beginning of being a diverse team.Innovation and technology have contributed to the evolution of nearly every industry in the world. From advancements in medicine to greater access to information, global collaboration to enhanced efficiency, the lines and boundaries that once separated us have been blurred.Read Full Story
  • Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel On Leaked Plans: "I Felt Like I Was Going To Cry"

    Chris Gayomali
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The 24-year-old CEO is not happy with the Sony leaks.Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton sits on Snapchat's board. Which, in the wake of Sony's massive leaks, has not been good news for Snapchat's private business affairs.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • VHX Introduces An iPhone App And Library So You Can View Your Whole Video Collection In One Place

    Ryan Lawler
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
     VHX has been working hard to make it easier for independent content owners to sell their videos online. And now it’s working to make it easier for consumers to find and enjoy the content that they’ve bought off the platform, with the introduction of a video library that stores all their purchases in one place, along with the launch of an iOS app. Read More
  • Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week

    Greg Kumparak
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
     Microsoft might have said that they’re done shipping their big Xbox One software updates for the year — but that doesn’t mean they can’t release a few new toys in the form of apps. The company has just announced five new apps that should be available to Xbox One owners just in time for Christmas. Read More
  • Redfin Raises $70.9M To Expand Into New Markets

    Frederic Lardinois
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
     Online real estate brokerage Redfin today announced that it has raised an additional $70.9 million in an effort to expand into new markets. The round was led by two large institutional investors, Wellington Management and Glynn Capital Management, with participation by Priceline chairman Jeffery Boyd’s Brothers Brook and Redfin board director Bob Mylod’s Annox Capital, as well as… Read More
  • Everest, The Peter Thiel-Backed App For Achieving Your Dreams, Shuts Down

    Sarah Perez
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
     Everest, a Peter Thiel-backed mobile startup that launched an app last year to help you “achieve your dreams,” is shutting down. The company had raised $2.2 million over three rounds, according to data from CrunchBase, but failed to attract enough users in order to justify the expense of running the service and keeping the team employed, admits an email sent out to Everest users… Read More
  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Sound Blaster Roar

    Anna Escher
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
     The folks at Creative Labs are giving away four Sound Blaster Roar wireless Bluetooth speakers to four lucky TechCrunch readers. What is this Sound Blaster Roar device, you ask? This compact 5-driver speaker setup consists of 2 amplifiers and 1 built-in subwoofer, and is about the size of a dictionary. The NFC-compatible device also has a voice recorder, speakerphone and is powered by a 6000… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Clear language and respect

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

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

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

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

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

  • Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in New York

    Davey Alba
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Amazon on Thursday introduced a new service called Prime Now, which lets Prime members in New York City get a range of more than 25,000 “daily essentials” delivered to them within an hour for $7.99. The post Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in New York appeared first on WIRED.
  • Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole

    Adam Mann
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    SAN FRANCISCO—Saturn’s moon Titan is a wet world, the only other place in the solar system that we know has flowing liquid on its surface. The colorful geomorphic map (above left) combines radar and topographic data of Titan’s north pole to show different features around a large sea called Ligeia Mare. The map, presented Dec. […] The post Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Map Seaside Terrain at Titan’s North Pole appeared first on WIRED.
  • These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop

    Alex Davies
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    An El Segundo, California-based startup has taken Elon Musk up on his challenge to develop and build the Hyperloop. Here's how far they've gotten. The post These Dreamers Are Actually Making Progress Building Elon’s Hyperloop appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business

    Tobi Schneidler, Bouncepad
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    The world’s largest tech players do not disappoint. While recent news cycles have circled around holiday shopping trends, the Star Wars movie trailer and Uber, among other things, the implications of yesterday’s announcement will have long-lasting effects on the industries it touches. Apple has launched a power play at the enterprise computing sector, unleashing a […] The post Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come

    Angela Watercutter
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    The many clones of Orphan Black, both new (Rudy) and old (Sarah), are here in this new teaser for the show's third season—and they're ready for war. The post New Orphan Black Teaser Hints at the Clone Wars to Come appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: General Tips

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Best Privacy and Security-Focused Web Browsers

    Alan Henry
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well—if you let it. We've talked about which browsers are best for privacy before , and the best tools to lock your browser down , but there are also entire browsers designed to keep your data as secure and private as possible. Let's take a look at some of them.Read more...
  • An Emergency Radio You Hopefully Won't Need, Surface Pro 3, More Deals

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The #1 best-selling Lifehacker recommended American Red Cross Emergency Radio with smartphone charger is down to just $33 today only, its lowest price ever. [Emergency Radio, $33]Read more...
  • Pandora Brings Back Annual Subscriptions For Pandora One, at $55/yr

    Alan Henry
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Back in March, Pandora raised its prices and did away with annual subscriptions . The price hike was one thing, but the end of yearly subscriptions ticked off a number of people. Now, the service is bringing them back, due to popular demand.Read more...
  • Fix Bad Photo Exposures With One Click in Lightroom

    Tori Reid
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    We've all taken what would be an awesome photo and had to edit the exposure afterward. Sometimes it even happens with multiple photos. Instead of going through them one-by-one, you can fix multiple photos at once with Lightroom.Read more...
  • Wrist Rests Are for Your Palms, Not Your Wrists

    Melanie Pinola
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Think wrist rests are supposed to support your wrists while typing? Ergonomics experts caution that using this accessory can actually increase stress on your wrists and possibly lead to developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Yikes.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.2 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.2 to developers, just over a week after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing the first iOS 8.2 beta. The beta, Build 12D5452a, is available immediately to registered developers as an over-the-air update and it can also be downloaded from the iOS Developer Center. Today's update also includes Xcode 6.2 beta 3 with WatchKit. iOS 8.2 includes the WatchKit SDK, allowing developers to create apps, Glances, and notifications for Apple's upcoming wearable device ahead of its 2015 launch. The first iOS 8.2 beta, with WatchKit SDK and…
  • Duet Display Offers Tethered Solution to Turn an iPad into an Extra Display for Mac

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

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hyundai today confirmed that it will showcase its new CarPlay-enabled Display Audio system next month at CES 2015. Display Audio is a dash-installed color touchscreen display that supports the latest in-car handsfree technology. Hyundai's Display Audio forgoes built-in navigation and CD player features, instead including support for Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto to allow drivers to make phone calls, listen to music, send messages, and get directions using the car's in-dash display. The system also integrates with the voice command button on the steering wheel, providing drivers with an…
  • Apple's (Product) RED Holiday Campaign Raised $20 Million to Fight AIDS

    Juli Clover
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    For this year's World AIDS Day campaign, Apple ran several (Product) RED promotions, providing a (RED) section in the App Store and donating a portion of all retail and online sales from Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1. According to an email Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out to Apple employees (via Re/code), the campaign was a huge success, earning more than $20 million for the (Product) RED charity, which uses its funds to fight AIDS in Africa. "I'm thrilled to announce that our total donation for this quarter will be more than $20 million -- our biggest ever -- bringing the…
  • Job Listing Confirms Apple Pay Expansion is Underway, Led by London Team

    Juli Clover
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Apple's newly introduced payment initiative Apple Pay is currently only available in the United States, but the company has said that it is "working hard" to bring the feature to additional countries. A new job listing for an Apple Pay Intern (via iClarified) seemingly confirms Apple's efforts to expand its payments service, stating that Apple Pay is "set to expand across Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa." According to the job posting, the Apple Pay intern will join a London-based Apple Pay team that will facilitate the rollout of Apple pay to various countries by working with "Issuers,…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Who is Chris Brogan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • No fitness for Christmas: Jawbone delays UP3 until 2015

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    No Mac is an island, and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people—let’s call them a “family”—make best used of shared devices and shared digital purchases. Family Sharing is the latest attempt by Apple to facilitate families’ sharing (if not caring). It comes with a hidden curse, though: Families that share together can have all their devices wiped together and all track each other’s locations, regardless of one’s age. One could argue these are good things when you’ve chosen to opt into Family Sharing…
  • Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million

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

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to this point, what they lack is speed due to the slow Wi-Fi signal that allows the two devices to communicate. A team of ex-Apple employees address this issue with Duet Display, an iOS app that works in conjunction with a Mac app and a wired connection between your Mac and iPad. Just how bad is using a Wi-Fi connection? Try to play a web video on the iOS screen, for instance, and…
  • Revisionist history: Apple chastised for not sticking it to customers

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    What did we used to do before Forbes? Whatever it was, even if it was writing overwrought poetry in the freezing cold by candlelight shortly before dying of tuberculosis, the Macalope is nostalgic for those times. Writing for Forbes Jay McGregor warns: “Don’t Get Too Excited About The iPhone 7” (indirect link) Uhhh, OK. Kinda easy since it’s 10 months away and the Macalope is still enjoying his iPhone 6. Really, other than that Star Wars trailer, the horny one doesn’t get too excited about things that are longer away than you could conceive and birth a human baby.To read this…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Putin: Russia won't be a stuffed bear

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied Russians killed there have been members of his country's military.
  • Sony hack

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    A defector who once worked as a computer expert for the North Korean government says it has a vast network of hackers devoted to cyberwarfare.
  • Army 'blimps'

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary "blimps" at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks.
  • How to liberate Cuba's people

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Louis Perez says the U.S. normalizing relations with Cuba is an overdue policy change that will blunt Cuban leaders' ''moral authority" and allow Cubans space to decide own best interests
  • Abandon our brothers and sisters?

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Like many entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the secrets to building a successful career. The advice I give is that whether you're in Silicon Valley creating apps, or in Unadilla Valley in upstate New York making yogurt, there are many common ingredients for success.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fujifilm announces macro tubes, tethering software and X-series firmware availability

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

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

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Stumped for a gift for your favorite photographer? Or maybe you came in under budget on your holiday shopping and you have just enough left over for a little something for yourself? Either way, we've got some suggestions. Our holiday gift guides cover gifts in three price categories - $25-100, $100-500, $500 and up - to help you find the right present at the right price. Click through for links to all three guides
  • Canon updates Digital Photo Professional to version 4.1.50

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Canon has updated its Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP) software to version 4.1.50. The update brings support for a couple of new lenses and several camera models, improvements to multiple functions, and compatibility with 64-bit native environments, among other things. The newest version, says Canon, incorporates feedback from both APS-C and older full-frame owners eager for 'the very latest Raw workflow solution'. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple Researching Enhanced Touch ID Security Using Finger Motion Tracking

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

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

    Juli Clover
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Apple today began sending out emails to developers, reminding them that as of February 1, 2015, all apps submitted to the App Store need to be built with the iOS 8 software development kit and include 64-bit support. Developers were first informed of the upcoming rules back in October, after the release of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6/6 Plus. The email also states that as of June 1, 2015, all app updates submitted to the App Store will need to adhere to the same requirements, giving the company a way to make sure all current apps take advantage of 64-bit support and are iOS 8 compliant. The shift…
  • Netflix Executive: Offline Viewing 'Never Going to Happen'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Netflix customers hoping for offline viewing on their iPad or iPhone may have to wait indefinitely for the feature to be supported by the streaming service. Speaking to TechRadar, Netflix director of corporate communications and technology Cliff Edwards said offline viewing is "never going to happen." Edwards asserts that offline viewing is a "short term fix" that doesn't address the bigger issue of sparse public Wi-Fi access. In the next five years, Edwards believes the expansion of public Wi-Fi and cellular coverage will make the idea of offline viewing obsolete. With a ubiquitous Internet…
  • Apple Temporarily Halts Online Sales in Russia Due to 'Extremely Sharp' Ruble Fluctuations

    Juli Clover
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Apple has temporarily halted online sales in Russia due to fluctuations in the value of the ruble, reports Bloomberg. The online store will be down until Apple is able to revise its prices in the country."Our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing," Alan Hely, a spokesman for the Cupertino, California-based company, said today in an e-mailed statement. "We apologize to customers for any inconvenience."Similarly, an Apple spokesperson told Russian site Lenta.ru that the store was offline due to "extremely sharp" fluctuations of the Russian ruble. As of right…
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