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  • 3 time travel paradoxes explained [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, the entire Back to the Future series, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and dozens of other books and movies all involve time travel. And, if you've seen any of these films, you've noticed that there are a few paradoxes that crop up. Here they are, explained. The post 3 time travel paradoxes explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Verizon customers will have to pay more to upgrade or add a new line

    Mashable
    Christina Warren
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    While T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are all busy trying to convince customers that they have the best rate plans, Verizon is taking a slightly different approach. The company confirmed Wednesday that it is raising fees for upgrades and activations beginning next week. Activation fees will now be $40, up from $35, starting on Feb. 5, Phone Scoop first reported on Wednesday; upgrade fees will increase to $40 from $30. from $30 to $40. Verizon last increased its upgrade fees in 2012, and the company says it hasn't raised its activation fees in more than ten years. Verizon is the largest carrier…
  • Apple And Samsung Are Tied As The World's Top-Selling Smartphone Makers

    Fast Company
    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Competition hasn't been this close since Steve Jobs passed away.For three years, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor. Now Apple has pulled even with the South Korean giant—thanks to the phenomenal success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.Read Full Story
  • Betaworks-Backed Giphy Lands $17 Million Series B Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
     Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed, took the lead on the investment, according to a report from Business Insider. Giphy is a search engine for gifs, put simply. The company tags… Read More
  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 3 time travel paradoxes explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, the entire Back to the Future series, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, and dozens of other books and movies all involve time travel. And, if you've seen any of these films, you've noticed that there are a few paradoxes that crop up. Here they are, explained. The post 3 time travel paradoxes explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • News anchors slipping and sliding in the snow [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Snow + news anchors = epic news bloopers. Watch as these anchors get pranked, punked, and plowed over by inner tubers. The post News anchors slipping and sliding in the snow [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 15 little-known Mac hacks

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Are you using your Mac to its full functionality? The post 15 little-known Mac hacks appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Women’s ideal bodies throughout history [video]

    Deanne Mayall
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Really interesting. Thanks to Buzzfeed and YouTube for this great video. More stories about Women. Photo credit: Canva.com The post Women’s ideal bodies throughout history [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 13 secrets of Amazon employees

    Deanne Mayall
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Fascinating story about Amazon and its fulfilment centres and employees. Here are some factoids and then I’ll give you some lesser-known stories about this phenomenon. sold two billion items worldwide in 2014 all those products, from phone cases to car seats, are stored inside Amazon’s fulfillment centers all are sorted and wrapped by warehouse workers … The post 13 secrets of Amazon employees appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Verizon customers will have to pay more to upgrade or add a new line

    Christina Warren
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    While T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are all busy trying to convince customers that they have the best rate plans, Verizon is taking a slightly different approach. The company confirmed Wednesday that it is raising fees for upgrades and activations beginning next week. Activation fees will now be $40, up from $35, starting on Feb. 5, Phone Scoop first reported on Wednesday; upgrade fees will increase to $40 from $30. from $30 to $40. Verizon last increased its upgrade fees in 2012, and the company says it hasn't raised its activation fees in more than ten years. Verizon is the largest carrier…
  • A rare 15-foot megamouth shark washed up on a Philippines beach

    Max Knoblauch
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    A creature straight out of a Jules Verne fever dream was discovered on the shores of the Philippines. The 15-foot-long male megamouth shark was discovered after washing up dead on a beach in the province of Albay on Jan. 28. Scientists are claiming this is the 66th confirmed instance in which humans have ever encountered the animal. See also: 5 Unbelievable Ocean Mysteries We Still Haven't Solved Much about the megamouth species is unknown, as the creature itself was only confirmed to exist in 1976, when a U.S. Navy vessel caught one in its anchor. According to a 1990 study, the shark spends…
  • Seattle vs. New England: The pop culture showdown

    Molly Lynch
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This year's Super Bowl is a microcosm of the debate that rages daily between the East and West: Which coast is the best coast? It's an endless argument with no qualitative, non-biased decision. But that doesn't mean that we can't fuel the fires. Besides, who cares about the best football team, when there are more important things to debate, like the best beer? See also: The 2015 Puppy Bowl lineup is here to inflate your spirits Before you make a decision about which side to fight for, let this rundown of bi-coastal pop culture highlights help. Share your pop culture picks in the comments.
  • Tom Petty says the Sam Smith controversy was a 'musical accident'

    Brian Koerber
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Tom Petty has issued a statement about his recent settlement with Sam Smith, in which Smith will pay him royalties for "Stay With Me." "Stay With Me" began dominating radio waves last summer, and fans were quick to point out that his tune sounded extremely similar to Tom Petty's classic hit single "I Won't Back Down," which was released in 1989 and co-written by ELO's Jeff Lynne See also: 10 Copycats Who Stirred Up Treble in Music History Earlier this week, Smith and Petty reached an agreement about the similarities in their songs. "Stay with Me" will now be co-credited to Petty and Lynn as…
  • Sundance Valley or Silicon Film Festival? Either way, it's getting there

    Josh Dickey
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    PARK CITY, Utah — It’s been a while since Sundance was just about buying and selling movies, and as much as film purists may hate to admit it, technology companies have staked out a big swath of Park City real estate in the past few years — particularly in areas that are most relevant to up-and-coming filmmakers. SEE ALSO: Virtual reality is exploding at this year's Sundance Film Festival Firms from Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, New York, Tokyo and beyond took up more storefronts, restaurants and people's time this year than ever before in Park City. And it's not just the…
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    Fast Company

  • Apple And Samsung Are Tied As The World's Top-Selling Smartphone Makers

    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Competition hasn't been this close since Steve Jobs passed away.For three years, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor. Now Apple has pulled even with the South Korean giant—thanks to the phenomenal success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.Read Full Story
  • Getting the Band Back Together: Why The Justin.TV Mafia Returned to Y Combinator

    Max Chafkin
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Y Combinator helped make the guys behind the ne plus ultra of silly startup ideas rich. Now they're helping to remake the startup factory.This past October, Justin Kan and Michael Seibel spent a week reading Y Combinator applications. Kan did his part while hunkered down at London's Ace Hotel; Seibel read the applications from the Philippines while on a round-the-world trip with his fiancee. Each man, working in concert with Y Combinator's other partners, looked at the pitches of about 500 startups, eventually helping to narrow down a field of more than 5,000 wannabe YC startups to the 114…
  • The Newest Eating Disorder To (Maybe) Enter The DSM: Orthorexia

    Heather Hansman
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Healthy eating is great but in a world of gluten-free everything, some people are taking it too far.When does healthy eating become obsessive?Read Full Story
  • Running A Startup At 40

    David Zax
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Not everyone who starts a company is a 19-year-old college dropout. This is one story of what it's like to do it in middle age.Jan Ihmels is 40. And despite a few quirks—being a German living in Tel Aviv, for instance—in most ways, his life resembles that of any other average 40-year-old professional. He has a graduate degree. He has two kids with his ex-wife (she has custody; he spends several afternoons a week with them). He lives just outside of the city, braving the awful traffic for his commute to work.Read Full Story
  • When Family Trumps Business, It's Time To Pivot: The Perky Jerky Story

    David Zax
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Brian Levin wound up molding his work life to fit his family, which changed drastically after medical diagnoses for two of his triplets.There's nothing like finding out your wife is pregnant with triplets to make you reconsider your priorities.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Betaworks-Backed Giphy Lands $17 Million Series B Led By Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Jordan Crook
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
     Giphy has just raised $17 million in Series B funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from General Catalyst and previous investors such as Lerer-Hippeau, betaworks, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. Jeremy Liew, from Lightspeed, took the lead on the investment, according to a report from Business Insider. Giphy is a search engine for gifs, put simply. The company tags… Read More
  • Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

    Matt Burns
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
     The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
     Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that over 85 percent of consumers buying iPhones lately are coming from devices that aren’t iPhones, and that most of those are shifting over from Android. This… Read More
  • BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    Matt Burns
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
     My body hurt. My mind was numb. I had just spent a week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronic show and ready to fly home. But first I had to drive a brand new 2015 BMW i8 to LA. It’s a rough job, but someone has to do it. The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles… Read More
  • CommunicateBetter.io Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Communicate Better

    Romain Dillet
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
     The fine people behind some of the best SaaS startups around are putting together 52 weekly lessons to get better at communicating both inside your company, and with potential partners and customers. Every week, subscribers will receive an email with advice on how they can get better at communicating. The best part is that it’s free. So far, 15 companies are on board, and it looks like… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
  • The best laid plans

    Seth Godin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    As your plans get more detailed, it's also more and more likely that they won't work exactly as you described them. Certainly, it's worth visualizing the thing you're working to build. When it works, what's it going to be like? Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you're going to do when the plan doesn't work. Because it won't. Not the way you expect, certainly. Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. Sales won't get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change. All part of the plan that includes…
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
  • Advice or criticism?

    Seth Godin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    It's quite natural to be defensive in the face of criticism. After all, the critic is often someone with an agenda that's different from yours. But advice, solicited advice from a well-meaning and insightful expert? If you confuse that with criticism, you'll leave a lot of wisdom on the table. Here's a simple way to process advice: Try it on. Instead of explaining to yourself and to your advisor why an idea is wrong, impossible or merely difficult, consider acting out what it would mean. Act as if, talk it through, follow the trail. Turn the advice into a new business plan, or a presentation…
 
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    WIRED

  • New Fantasy Writers and Internet-Haters Dominate Our Favorite Books This Month

    Jason Kehe
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    While January can suffer from a post-holiday publication lull, it's a great time room for cooler, less conventional reads. The post New Fantasy Writers and Internet-Haters Dominate Our Favorite Books This Month appeared first on WIRED.
  • “Naches” from our Machines

    Samuel Arbesman
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Why we need to be proud of and take joy from our machines, even if they are more powerful than we are. The post “Naches” from our Machines appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Building’s Pixelated Facade Regulates Its Temperature

    Liz Stinson
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    The initial designs have a foreboding kind of beauty, an atmospheric choice that was intentional says Snøhetta. The post This Building’s Pixelated Facade Regulates Its Temperature appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Closer Look at Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 6

    Rhett Allain
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    I love the slow motion video on the iPhone 6. Not only does it record 720p video at 240 fps, it also let’s you instantly adjust what part of video is in slow motion and what part is in real time. I can’t stop making slow motion videos. Help me. But there is something interesting. […] The post A Closer Look at Slow Motion Video on the iPhone 6 appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Scientists from the IBM Research and Mars Incorporated today announced the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium, a collaborative food safety platform aiming to leverage advances in genomics and analytics to further our understanding of what makes food safe. The post How Sequencing Foods’ DNA Could Help Us Prevent Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 9 Copywriting Rules To Create Hypnotic Posts Your Readers Will Love

    Guest Blogger
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image via Flickr user Daniel Lee This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. Your blog posts have a purpose, right? You want your readers to take a specific action after reading your post. It could be to: like, share, subscribe, comment or just think about something. Either way, you’re aiming to elicit a response. And It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a sale letter, a blog post, or an email. If you aim to evoke any kind of response or action… you’re writing copy. Funnily enough, most of the content marketing style writing you read now, is heavily influenced by…
  • Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design. Maintaining a blog in such a fast-paced environment can be a huge challenge, but staying on top of trends is required for success. In order to keep your blog interesting and relevant in the upcoming year, there are five design trends to keep in mind when continuing your work in 2015. Image via shutterstock.com…
  • Going from a Blog to a Vlog: What the Big Companies Can Teach Us

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is a guest contribution from social media analyst Matthew Yeoman. The move online from only having a blog for your online marketing is, of course, one which has long since been abandoned. Brands now have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on and on to promote their website and the blogs themselves. A trend towards video, with YouTube leading the way, has lead to the rise of the vlog as the next big thing in content marketing. Many of the biggest brands in the world are on YouTube. They are killing it with views, subscribers (there’s a familiar term for bloggers), and brand exposure.
  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Start From Nothing and Add Back In For More Effective Decluttering

    Kristin Wong
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    It's a great feeling to get rid of things you no longer need or use. But it can be hard to decide what to lose and what to keep. For more effective decluttering, don't take stuff out—add it back in.Read more...
  • The Best Meal Kit Services: Blue Apron vs. Hello Fresh vs. Plated

    Melanie Pinola
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Meal subscription services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated deliver fresh ingredients to your door each week, saving you the time and hassle of meal planning and grocery shopping. But are they worth it? Here's a look at how these services work and compare to each other.Read more...
  • Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab

    Herbert Lui
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don't immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and webapp that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.Read more...
  • Squeeze Citrus Over a Grater to Catch Seeds

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Citrus juice adds fresh flavors to any dish, but keeping the seeds out of your food can be a challenge. Squeeze the citrus over a grater to catch the seeds while still getting the delicious juice.Read more...
  • Gawker Comcast Plays Cool Prank on Customer Who Tried to Cancel Her Cable | Jalopnik Nick Offerman E

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Gawker Comcast Plays Cool Prank on Customer Who Tried to Cancel Her Cable | Jalopnik Nick Offerman Explains Why NASCAR Rules | Jezebel Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love | KotakuWhy Vending Machines Are So Popular in Japan Read more...
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  • iTunes Connect Issue Causing Developers to be Logged Into Wrong Accounts

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    A number of iTunes Connect developers have turned to Twitter and tipped us off about an ongoing issue where users are being shown someone else's session after attempting to login into their own account. MacRumors has been able to duplicate this issue, which appears to be widespread and has been going on since at least 8 AM Pacific. While other developer's apps are displayed in the iTunes Connect dashboard, attempting to take further action results in an "unable to process request" error and a redirect to the proper account. Sales and payment information are also not accessible for the…
  • Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014 [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is an estimate since the company stopped reporting smartphone shipments a few years ago. The research firm adds that Apple and Samsung were last tied in smartphone market share in Q4 2011. Apple experienced a…
  • Following Apple's Record Quarter Announcement, Samsung Reports Profit Drop

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    On the heels of an earnings call that saw Apple announcing record earnings, rival phone maker Samsung today announced its own results for the October to December period, reporting a 27 percent quarterly decline in earnings. Samsung saw net profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared to 7.3 trillion won last year, marking its first annual earnings decline in three years and its fifth consecutive quarter of decline. Apple, meanwhile, announced record earnings of $18 billion, largely due to the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Overall, Samsung's 2014 profit was at 25…
  • FTC Levies $40M Fine Against TracFone for Throttling Unlimited Data Customers

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission has taken a significant interest in carrier throttling practices and today handed down a ruling that could have future ramifications for carriers who throttle their unlimited customers. As reported by Re/code, the FTC has ordered prepaid wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million to consumers who paid for unlimited service and were then throttled after reaching certain data limits. TracFone advertised "unlimited text, talk, and data" for $45 a month under the brands Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America, and until…
  • Sony's 'Music Unlimited' Service Shutting Down After Failing to Emerge as Viable iTunes Alternative

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Sony announced on Wednesday that it will be shutting down its Music Unlimited on-demand streaming music service ahead of launching Spotify on PlayStation Music. Music Unlimited will shut down in all 19 countries it operated on March 29, 2015, with nearly all of the countries among the 41 regions that Spotify for PlayStation Music will be available upon launch, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Music Unlimited launched in December 2010 on PlayStation Network in several countries worldwide, and the service was later extended to iPhone [Direct Link], Android, PlayStation…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Lately, I’m finding lots of interaction and fun on Facebook. I once wrote a post about how I was leaving Facebook for Google+ because whoa, that’s the future. Until Google decided it wasn’t. And I’m reasonably well known for loving Twitter and being an early adopter of it. Which social network is right for you? The real answer? The one you like. I like Instagram plenty. I like Facebook more than I ever did before (no real idea why). I even spent a half hour today in LinkedIn (which I usually complain about). Continue ReadingThe post I Like Facebook More Than Twitter…
  • What is Content Marketing?

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and much more) to reach prospects and customers and influencers, and warm them up for the potential of a purchase. You can have an offline business and use content marketing. You can promote yourself, a book, a store, a church, or whatever it is you need to do. The art of content marketing is to create information that entertains, informs, and then CONNECTS a potential buyer with what you do/offer.Continue ReadingThe post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
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  • Do Lower Prices Lead to More Sales?

    Sean D'Souza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s say you’re choosing between three photography courses covering similar topics. The prices are stacked like this: $200 $250 $2,000 What’s going through your mind right now? Curiosity floods your brain. Even if you’re not sure you can afford the $2,000 course, you want to know why it’s so expensive, compared to the other photography courses. If we were truly happy with lower prices, we would simply snap up the $200 workshop, right? We wouldn’t so much as take a glance at the rest. But that’s not how we’re built as human beings. Many years…
  • 5 Traffic Strategies That Build Your Curation Audience

    Brian Clark
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Note: This is the third of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the initial two episodes here: Position Your Content Curation for Success 3 Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster Now we tackle the eternal question: how do you get traffic to your curation site so you can build an email list? Should we start building a war chest for advertising? Not yet. First we’re going to apply some creativity and sweat into driving traffic. Some of these methods are tried and true, but need to be executed…
  • Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Talk is cheap. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to content marketing strategy, simply talking about it is not enough. That is the big takeaway from the 2015 benchmarks, budgets, and trends study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, sponsored by our own Rainmaker Platform. According to the study, only 39 percent of B2B small business marketers have a documented content marketing strategy. The rest either have a strategy that they have only talked about (47 percent), have no strategy at all (12 percent), or are unsure (1 percent). Here’s why this matters…
  • How to Learn From Your Mistakes

    Jerod Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everybody makes mistakes. And everybody should make mistakes. They are unavoidable when we step outside of our comfort zones. Avoiding mistakes means avoiding growth. But we can’t repeat our mistakes. We need to learn from them. When we do, we turn negatives into positives and move forward. When we don’t, we simply run in place. In this episode of The Lede, Demian and I share personal stories of mistakes we’ve made — some big and some small — and how we learned from them, and we describe the thought process necessary to do so consistently. We discuss: Recovering…
  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
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    Macworld

  • Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple is getting closer to matching Samsung Electronics on its home turf, as it has done with other East Asian rivals. Apple had a record-high 20 percent of the South Korean smartphone market in the last quarter of 2014, up from 11 percent a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. It’s an embarrassing development for Samsung, which has seen its mobile fortunes wither since the release of the iPhone 6. “The South Korean market is seeing a changing of the guard,” Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston said via email. “Apple is outperforming in East Asian markets because of…
  • The doom train: Nothing can stop Apple doom

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Choo-choo! Apple reported record results this week, but that doom train keeps on a-chugging along! Donning the engineer’s cap is Forbes “contributor” Peter Cohan. “6 Reasons Apple Is Still More Doomed Than You Think” (tip o’ the antlers to Carlton Swift) You know, tax season is coming up. Is it possible to write off “contributions” from the Forbes “contributor” network? The Macalope shall have to remember to ask his accountant, Amy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • CloudConvert easily converts hundreds of file types on your iPhone and iPad

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Usually, when you have a video file on your iPad or iPhone, the file can play on that device—why else would it be there? But occasionally you’ll run into a need to convert a video file, like I did recently, and when that happens CloudConvert gets it done right on the same device, no computer necessary. CloudConvert can handle more than just video files, but that’s where my story begins.Rule No. 1 about Fight Cam... I recently set up a Motorola Focuss66 wireless camera in my kids’ playroom. They spend a lot of time in this room where imaginations run amok, laughter is contagious, and…
  • Mac Pro Vault stuffs 48 top-of-the-line Macs into one cabinet

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    What do you get when you stick 48 Mac Pro units in the same spot? A data center cabinet from CyberLynk's Mac Pro Vault that is near pornographic in the amount of raw Apple computing power it can hold. Mac Pro Vault cabinets can hold up to 48 computers. The new Mac Pro cabinets are part of the company's colocation service that began with Mac Mini Vault in 2010 and now extends to the 2013-era Mac Pro units. The first Mac Pro Vault cabinet was up and running in late 2014 in the company's Milwaukee data center. CyberLynk plans to have Mac Pro cabinets roll out to its second data center in Phoenix…
  • How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Scrolling slowly through News Feed, you’ll see a slew of videos. Some are from your friends. Others are ads from brands you like. All of them play automatically. Facebook now sees 3 billion video views a day, a fun fact that could have a huge effect on the network’s bottom line. More than 50 percent of American Facebook users who visit the network daily watch one video per day, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. (It counts as a view if you watch a clip for three seconds or more.) And as Facebook decreases the number of ads it…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Five Characteristics Of An Innovation

    Victor Yocco
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    The “diffusion of innovations” theory of communications expert and rural sociologist Everett Rogers attempts to identify and explain the factors that lead to people and groups adopting innovations (new ideas and technologies). Design teams that account for both usability and how people adopt innovation stand a much greater chance of having users accept and use their products. The diffusion of innovations is a complex process; design teams can use their knowledge of the theory to create a road map for how they will address critical factors in the design and marketing of their product. I…
  • The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    You didn’t really think we’d wrap up our endless1, mischievous2 mystery3 riddles4 just like that, did you? Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of the SmashingConf NYC 20155, we’ve prepared a new mystery riddle, and this one will be an exercise in patience and stubborness. No, it’s not going to be an easy one this time either, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. How does it work? Well, you know how it works. Below you’ll find the first of a few animated GIFs that contain a hidden Twitter hashtag. Your job is to discover those hashtags as fast…
  • “When Great Just Isn’t Good Enough” Smashing Conference NYC 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    SmashingConf NYC 20151 will challenge you to rethink how you design and build websites today — and how to touch someone’s heart with design. 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available tickets. With the main focus on practical takeaways from real-life projects, you might never be the same again. To the tickets.2 About The Conference You’ve been around for quite some time, haven’t you? You know your way around front-end, or UX methodologies, or mobile patterns, or even the obscure dark matter of responsive web design. But you might not…
  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

    Jacob Rossi
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.” So, what does this mean for us as designers and developers? What rendering engine will Spartan be using, and how will it affect our work? We spoke with Jacob Rossi, the senior engineer at Microsoft’s web platform team, about the new browser, the rendering engine behind it, and whether it’s going to replace Internet Explorer in the long run. This article, written by Jacob, is the result of our conversations, with a few…
  • How And Why To Make Side Projects Work At A Digital Agency

    Danny Bluestone
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    It’s no secret that the digital industry is booming. From exciting startups to global brands, companies are reaching out to digital agencies, responding to the new possibilities available. However, the industry is fast becoming overcrowded, heaving with agencies offering similar services — on the surface, at least. Producing creative, fresh projects is the key to standing out. Unique side projects are the best place to innovate, but balancing commercially and creatively lucrative work is tricky. So, this article looks at how to make side projects work and why they’re worthwhile,…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    New Lightroom Classes from Scott Kelby Over on KelbyOne, we just released four brand new Lightroom courses from Scott Kelby! Whether you’re wondering why you should start using Lightroom and are curious what the advantages of it are over just using Bridge and Photoshop, a current user who wants to know more about sharpening, a sports photographer looking for the best way to integrate Lightroom into your workflow, or are just looking for some cool layout ideas, Scott has you covered.Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Scott’s Lightroom 5 Book for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Food Photography – How to Shoot A Beverage With Only Two Lights

    Joel Dryer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The wonderful thing about food photography is that you can easily turn your apartment, home, or garage into a studio. This image was shot for a local ice cream franchise that offers a different spin on the traditional root beer float. The set was constructed on a coffee table with common household items, and was lit with just two lights. Final image You might be thinking that the featured photo does not look like your normal, every-day root beer float, and you would be right. The ice cream pellets in the float were created by flash freezing ice cream mixed with liquid nitrogen. Because the…
  • Handiwork: How to Pose Hands

    Gina Milicia
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” – Og Mandino All images copyright Gina Milicia What to do with your model’s hands is the one thing most photographers and…
  • 5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

    Bruce Lovelace
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical macro subjects like flowers and insects. Help is on the way. There is a whole world of macro photography available to you that doesn’t involve the typical subject matter so often associated with close-up photography. There are some amazing images of insects and flowers to enjoy on the web, but what about going in a different direction? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, to challenge your imagination, and direct you…
  • 7 Photography Podcasts That are Worth a Listen

    Ken Lyons
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    There is no shortage of podcasts about photography. They cater for everyone from beginners to experienced amateurs, semi-pros and professionals. A quick search in Google returns so many options it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s impossible to listen to them all, so how do you decide which ones to download or subscribe to? The simplest answer is to follow recommendations from friends and colleagues. So, in no particular order, here are seven photography based podcasts that I currently subscribe to, that I think will be of interest to you as a photographer: 1. This Week in Photo This Week in…
  • How to Choose Which Version of Lightroom to Buy

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buying Lightroom used to be simple. All you had to do was buy the full version of the program, and upgrade (if you wished) every time a new version came out. But ever since Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription service, photographers have been faced with two choices. You can still go for the standalone version, or you can buy Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud monthly membership. But how do you know which is the best option for you? Read on to find out. Creative Cloud is announced Adobe’s initial announcement of the Creative Cloud licensing concept was somewhat controversial as…
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  • Microsoft Outlook now available for iOS

    Steven Sande
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just in time for TUAW parent company Aol to migrate all of its employees from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail this weekend, Microsoft today launched Outlook for iOS (free). The universal app is essentially a scaled-down version of the desktop Outlook appl...
  • Rumor Roundup: BREAKING - March and April not same month

    Chris Rawson
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    AAPL earnings will come in well above upper end of company's guidance, say analysts, at $68.3B (9to5 Mac) Source: Some analysts Chance it's true: None "Analyst consensus" of Apple's performance was off by billions of dollars. You know, like always...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Gentlemen...Ricochet! [...
  • Sundance hit Tangerine was shot on iPhone 5s with a $8 app and some accessories

    John-Michael Bond
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Given the spread of affordable high-quality video cameras in the modern world, there's probably never been a better time to be an amateur filmmaker. You don't even need more than a nice smartphone if Tangerine is any indication. The Sundance Film Fes...
  • Set healthy goals with iHydrate

    Regina Lizik
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Despite the numerous studies about how drinking more water keeps us focused and energized and does things like help us fight off colds and stave off migraines, most of us fail at drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day. iHydrate, US$1.9...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading
  • Print tattoos of your Instagram photos with INK361's Picattoo service

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Instagram Web interface provider INK361 has introduced a new service for Instagram photographers that allows them to create temporary tattoos from their pictures. Once logged in to Instagram via the Picattoo website, users can select up to 12 of their own images to have made into 3x3cm square format prints on sheets of transfer material. Read more
  • Little, Improved: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review posted

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an almost unthinkably small Micro Four Thirds camera with a 16MP sensor, 3" 921k-dot touch screen, 1080/60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi. It follows in the already tiny footsteps of the GM1, adding a built-in EVF and more external controls to that camera's point-and-shoot approach. Does it stand tall in a competitive enthusiast mirrorless class? Read more
  • Moment phone case brings two-stage shutter button to iPhone 6

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Moment, a Seattle-based company that is known for its high-quality smartphone accessory lenses has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product idea, the Moment case. The Moment case is a case for the Apple iPhone 6 that offers a two-stage shutter button, allowing you to half-press to lock focus and exposure. The connection to the phone is electronic without any mechanical components. The grip links to the iPhone via a low-energy bluetooth connection. Read more at connect.dpreview.com
  • Google Nexus 6 camera review

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    The latest in Google's line of showcase devices - the Nexus 6 - was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola. The Nexus 6 comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Motorola Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However, at F2.0 its aperture is a touch faster and it comes with an optical image stabilization system which should make for improved low light performance. Click through to read our detailed review of its camera's performance
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Following Apple's earnings call on Tuesday in which Tim Cook stated the company "saw more new customers to iPhone than we've ever seen before," research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) today released (via Fortune) a report delving into the specifics of the Android-to-Apple switching statistics revealed by Apple. Expectedly, the report - which surveyed 500 Apple device customers inside the U.S. only - notes most Apple iPhone users returned to the company with the newest iteration of the iPhone last year. But the rate of Android switchers migrating platforms to the iPhone 6…
  • Microsoft Launches Outlook for iOS with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail Support

    Richard Padilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    Microsoft today launched its official Outlook app for iOS, which allows users to easily view and organize their email inbox, calendars, attachments, and more under one unified view. The app works with Microsoft's own Outlook.com and Office 365 services, while iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail are also compatible. Outlook for iOS also features quick gestures, as users can simply swipe to delete, archive or schedule messages. Now, with Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet – as efficiently as you do on your computer. And, because we know that…
  • New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at MacBook and iPhone users, including the new SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition. The SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition is a new version of the original SlatePro desk, introducing an entirely revamped design and several additional features like felt pockets and a dry erase board. Like the original SlatePro…
  • Hands-On First Impressions of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Following the release of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari, we have been testing out the new software to see how well it keeps notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between devices. Pushbullet is the marriage of AirDrop, Notifyr and other OS X Yosemite features in one package, but is it a worthwhile alternative? Find out our first impressions in our hands-on video ahead. The process of setting up Pushbullet takes just a few minutes. Depending on which platforms or web browsers you want to send and receive links and files between, download the Pushbullet apps or extensions…
  • Facebook's 'Paper' App for iOS Updated With Photo Sharing Improvements

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Facebook today updated its Paper app to version 1.2.5, adding several improvements to the app's photo management capabilities. It's now possible for users to access their "Favorited" photos album on iOS for faster sharing of preferred photos, and the Camera Roll in the app organizes photos by date. The "Favorites" album was introduced with the iOS 8 Photos app revamp and houses all of the images that a user favorites via tapping the heart icon on individual pictures within the app. Today's Paper update also includes performance enhancements that are designed to make various features within…
 
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