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  • If “Super Smash Brothers” were real [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some games would be terrifying in real life. Super Smash Bros, though, would be pretty incredible, based on this video. Here's what Super Smash Bros would look like from a first person perspective. The post If “Super Smash Brothers” were real [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • French trio sing the best songs of summer in under 4 minutes

    Mashable
    Andrea Romano
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Summer is almost over — so take three-and-a-half minutes to relive it. French trio L.E.J. mashed up 11 popular, so-called songs of the summer from artists like Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mark Ronson for a smooth cello and drum remix. Merci beaucoup, ladies. Please do this every summer. Famous movies mashed up as 'Uptown Funk' is the real song of summer 13 sandwiches from around the world that will spark your wanderlust This quaint English village store is actually a giant vending machine Aussie daredevil surfs waves on his motorbike in mind-blowing footage Read more... More about Viral…
  • A Gnarly Cardboard Skateboard Justifies Its Own Existence

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    In this irresistible bit of advertising, Tony Hawk tears it up on an amazing, cardboard skateboard.My mind knows that this is just a promotional video—the sort of sure-to-go-viral branded content that happens when a somewhat boring company, Ernest Packaging, wants to shill their somewhat boring product (cardboard boxes and packaging) so they team up with a lauded snowboard manufacturer, Signal Snowboards, to create Millennial-approved YouTube-stuff.Read Full Story
  • With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire

    TechCrunch
    Christine Magee
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
     After launching in Istanbul just over a year ago, Meal Box, a healthy meal delivery startup, is looking to corner the take-out market in the world’s fifth-largest city. Backed by $3.6 million in funding from Aslanoba Capital, one of Turkey’s most active venture firms, the company wants to replace fast food with traditional, healthy Turkish cooking for a generation of young… Read More
  • Self cleaning

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    My friend Lisa is fascinated by the self-cleaning oven. In principle, it takes care of itself, an ongoing cycle of productivity. One button gets it dirty, then another button cleans it right up. Even better, consider the camera that cleans its mirror every time it's turned on. Relationships, processes, interactions--these can be self cleaning too, if we build them that way. Instead of waiting for things to degrade or even to break, we build in a cycle of honesty, a tradition of check-ins. Instead of a strategy that includes [and then an emergency happens/and then a miracle happens] as a key…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • If “Super Smash Brothers” were real [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some games would be terrifying in real life. Super Smash Bros, though, would be pretty incredible, based on this video. Here's what Super Smash Bros would look like from a first person perspective. The post If “Super Smash Brothers” were real [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 25 top cities for kids to play outside

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:56 am
    Nothing like crazy days at the park to make a childhood memorable, and though rural and suburban areas are the ideal that pops to mind, certain cities excel in providing places for kids to play outside. The post 25 top cities for kids to play outside appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to turn any smartphone into a 3D hologram [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's up to you whether this phone hack is worth the effort, but this trick can turn your phone into a 3D hologram projector. If you try it, let us know how it turns out. The post How to turn any smartphone into a 3D hologram [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The sweet dreams of a baby giraffe [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    What fills the sweet dreams of a tiny giraffe? The post The sweet dreams of a baby giraffe [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Elephant mimics Korean words [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Maybe this elephant can't techincally speak a language, but he can mimic Korean pretty well. And honestly, it's terrifying to hear this massive beast say words. The post Elephant mimics Korean words [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • French trio sing the best songs of summer in under 4 minutes

    Andrea Romano
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    Summer is almost over — so take three-and-a-half minutes to relive it. French trio L.E.J. mashed up 11 popular, so-called songs of the summer from artists like Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mark Ronson for a smooth cello and drum remix. Merci beaucoup, ladies. Please do this every summer. Famous movies mashed up as 'Uptown Funk' is the real song of summer 13 sandwiches from around the world that will spark your wanderlust This quaint English village store is actually a giant vending machine Aussie daredevil surfs waves on his motorbike in mind-blowing footage Read more... More about Viral…
  • Famous movies mashed up as 'Uptown Funk' is the real song of summer

    Andrea Romano
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:28 am
    The only way to top the countless "Uptown Funk" parodies out there is with a star-studded cast. YouTube user dondrapersayswhat compiled the perfect lines from 280 famous Hollywood movies for a masterful supercut of Mark Ronson's song of the summer. This one definitely tops them all. 13 sandwiches from around the world that will spark your wanderlust This quaint English village store is actually a giant vending machine Aussie daredevil surfs waves on his motorbike in mind-blowing footage 'Zoolander 2' teaser is here to teach you about neuroscience Read more... More about Viral Videos, Videos,…
  • Syrian government plane crashes into market

    Megan Specia
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    A Syrian warplane crashed into a marketplace in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, according to activists in the town The plane had reportedly been involved in earlier airstrikes on the town. It is not clear if the warplane was shot down or crashed for a different reason. See also: Syrian women tear off black garb as they flee ISIS territory The Local Coordination Committees said the warplane crashed in a busy market in Ariha, adding that it was not immediately clear whether the warplane was shot down. Rami Abdurrahman, who…
  • Ex-British prime minister named in child sex abuse investigation

    Blathnaid Healy
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    LONDON — Britain's police watchdog said Monday that it is investigating claims that authorities dropped a sex abuse case during the 1990s that contained an allegation against the former Prime Minister Edward Heath. Heath, who died in 2005 at 89, was named by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which said the probe will look at Wiltshire Police's investigation into an alleged claim of child sexual abuse made in the 1990s. "It is alleged that a criminal prosecution was not pursued, when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences…
  • 13 sandwiches from around the world that will spark your wanderlust

    Andrea Romano
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    There's no need to worry about lunch while you're giving in to your wanderlust. Food and travel website Food, People Places prepares 13 delicious sandwiches from around the world like the Vietnamese Bánh mì, the classic, American peanut butter and jelly, and a South African creation that slides in our favorite food group: french fries. Clearly, you haven't lived until you've tried french fries on a sandwich. This quaint English village store is actually a giant vending machine Aussie daredevil surfs waves on his motorbike in mind-blowing footage 'Zoolander 2' teaser is here to teach…
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  • A Gnarly Cardboard Skateboard Justifies Its Own Existence

    Mark Wilson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    In this irresistible bit of advertising, Tony Hawk tears it up on an amazing, cardboard skateboard.My mind knows that this is just a promotional video—the sort of sure-to-go-viral branded content that happens when a somewhat boring company, Ernest Packaging, wants to shill their somewhat boring product (cardboard boxes and packaging) so they team up with a lauded snowboard manufacturer, Signal Snowboards, to create Millennial-approved YouTube-stuff.Read Full Story
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Goes To Market

    Anjali Mullany
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Goop, Paltrow's lifestyle platform, has been polarizing since the day it was launched—and that might be its greatest asset.Gwyneth Paltrow removes her coat, revealing a sleeveless black Atea Oceanie wrap dress. The dress is simple, trimmed in white and very low cut, the effect both wholesome and daring. Her hair and skin glow. Her arms look soft and strong, like those of a woman decades younger than 42.Read Full Story
  • Bid On The Props Of Mad Men, Starting At $50

    Mark Wilson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Want to give your home or office a Mad Men makeover? How better than with the show's actual props?Mad Men may have ended, but the props live on. All this week, you can bid on an astounding 1,384 different items from the show in an online auction that will ends August 6th. Prices start as low as $50 for some objects and will presumably hit astronomical sums from there.Read Full Story
  • These Create-A-Bratz Customized Dolls Are Going Pointed Toe To Pointed Toe Against Barbie

    Evie Nagy
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    After years of lawsuits over who owned the big-headed dolls' IP, Bratz's rebrand is focused on personalization and digital connectivity.When Bratz were released in 2001, they were the first real threat to Barbie's fashion doll dominance, shunning model-perfect poise and stature for comically large heads and feet, splashy outfits and makeup, and a gesture toward racial and ethnic diversity.Read Full Story
  • The 10 Top Small Cities To Start A New Business

    Lydia Dishman
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:35 am
    Entrepreneurs who want to go big on a startup should consider these smaller cities.Startup founders take note: in entrepreneurship as in real estate, location matters. A lot.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire

    Christine Magee
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
     After launching in Istanbul just over a year ago, Meal Box, a healthy meal delivery startup, is looking to corner the take-out market in the world’s fifth-largest city. Backed by $3.6 million in funding from Aslanoba Capital, one of Turkey’s most active venture firms, the company wants to replace fast food with traditional, healthy Turkish cooking for a generation of young… Read More
  • Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App

    Jordan Crook
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:07 am
     Every two years, betaworks brings in brand new entrepreneurs and helps them bake up a new batch of products and services. In 2013, those companies included Giphy, Dots, and Poncho, and now the startup studio is ready to introduce its first new product of the 2015 batch. World, meet Glitter! Glitter is a personal trading cards app, which lets users create mobile, tradable cards that feature… Read More
  • Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel

    Catherine Shu
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
     WizRocket, which helps companies increase user engagement by fine-tuning mobile, web, and e-mail notifications, has raised $8 million in new funding from Sequoia Capital and returning investor Accel Partners. The Palo Alto-based startup will use its fresh capital to launch an API for developers and a new engagement platform. Along with a previous seed round from Accel, this brings… Read More
  • Xiaomi Regains Top Spot In China’s Smartphone Market, Ahead Of Huawei And Apple

    Jon Russell
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
     Xiaomi regained the crown as China’s top smartphone in Q2 2015, according to reports from multiple analyst firms. Read More
  • BoardVitals Raises $1.1 Million To Make It Easier For You To Become A Doctor

    John Biggs
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
     BoardVitals is essentially a repository for hard questions. Aimed at doctors to be, the service wants to change the way medicine is taught and is beginning with the medical boards, test taken by doctors in specific fields to become licensed to bleed you to release the bad humours. The company raised $1.1 million in Series A from Rock Creek Capital after a small seed fund. The company has… Read More
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  • Self cleaning

    Seth Godin
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    My friend Lisa is fascinated by the self-cleaning oven. In principle, it takes care of itself, an ongoing cycle of productivity. One button gets it dirty, then another button cleans it right up. Even better, consider the camera that cleans its mirror every time it's turned on. Relationships, processes, interactions--these can be self cleaning too, if we build them that way. Instead of waiting for things to degrade or even to break, we build in a cycle of honesty, a tradition of check-ins. Instead of a strategy that includes [and then an emergency happens/and then a miracle happens] as a key…
  • Show us the pictures

    Seth Godin
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:12 am
    There’s an increasing gulf between the privacy of individuals and that of corporations and monopolies. An individual is almost certainly going be videotaped every time he leaves home. You will be caught on camera in the store, at the airport and on the street. Your calls to various organizations will also be recorded “for quality purposes.” At the same time, it’s against the law to film animal cruelty on farms in many states. And if you say to a customer service rep, “I’m taping this call,” you’re likely to be met with hostility or even a dead line. Kudos, then, to police…
  • Yes!, please and thank you

    Seth Godin
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    Don't jerk people around Here's a simple marketing strategy for a smaller company trying to compete in a big-company world: Choose your customers, trust them, treat them well. Say yes. Bend the rules. Show up on time. Keep your promises. Don't exert power merely because you can. Be human, be kind, pay attention, smile. Not everyone deserves this sort of treatment, not everyone will do their part to be the kind of customer you can delight and serve. But that's okay, you don't need everyone. When in doubt, be the anti-airline.        
  • On adding a zero

    Seth Godin
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:29 am
    Just about everyone can imagine what it would be like to add 10% more to their output, to be 10% better or faster. Many people can envision what their world would be like if they were twice as good, if the work was twice as insightful or useful or urgent. But ten times? It's really difficult to imagine what you would do with ten times as many employees, or ten times the assets or ten times the audience. And yet imagining it is often the first step to getting there.        
  • Three things that make CEOs stupid

    Seth Godin
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    I sat through an endless presentation by the CEO of a fast-growing company. He was doing fine for half an hour, but then, when his time was up, he chose to spend 45 minutes more on his final slide, haranguing and invecting, jumping from topic to topic and basically bringing the entire group to its knees in frustration. Power, of course, is the first problem. When things are going fairly well, the CEO has a ton of power, and often, that power makes things appear to work, even when they're not the right thing to do for the long-term. As a result, there's no market that is correcting the bad…
 
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    WIRED

  • Sooooo Fujifilm’s New Camera Sees Through Some Clothes

    Tim Moynihan
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The new Fujifilm X-T1 IR is made for crime-scene photographers, as its infrared capabilities can unearth invisible clues. The post Sooooo Fujifilm’s New Camera Sees Through Some Clothes appeared first on WIRED.
  • Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 92

    Wired Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Time for some pancakes from a galaxy far, far away! The post Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 92 appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World

    Kyle VanHemert
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Connected Worlds aims to teach youngsters about environmental science by immersing them in it. The post The Key to Digital Learning? Bring It Into the Real World appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Daily Show: A Comedy Vortex That Launched a Thousand Stars

    Elise Craig
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Since Jon Stewart took over hosting duties on The Daily Show, he and his correspondents have vaulted to super (or at least moderate) stardom. The post The Daily Show: A Comedy Vortex That Launched a Thousand Stars appeared first on WIRED.
  • One Way to Fight California’s Drought: Desalt the Ocean

    Eric Niiler
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    With snowpacks at zero percent and reservoirs looking more like puddles, engineers in San Diego are preparing to hook up a new $1 billion desalinization plant. The post One Way to Fight California’s Drought: Desalt the Ocean appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Thinking of Quitting Blogging? The Tale of One Blogger Who Did (and What Happened Next!)

    Stacey Roberts
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    There has been a definite shift in the blogosphere over the last 12 or so months, and I’ve heard story after story of people who feel a real sense of transition in the air. Blogging can take a toll on the strongest of people, what with its 24-hour cycle, it’s relentless need to be updated, and its ability to totally take over your life if you let it. What I’ve noticed, though, is how hard it is for people to let go. Either to let go of their blogs completely, or to let go of the parts of blogging that don’t serve them (me included!). It could be fear holding them…
  • 31DBBB Day 31: Next Steps

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Congratulations! You’ve made it to Day 31. Hopefully you’ve found some of the challenges over this last 31 days to be useful. Thousands have completed the program over the years and I’ve heard so much great feedback, but there’s one thing I’d like to share with you today on the podcast. What’s the key to really getting the most out of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog? And how do you do that? I share all! You will need a calendar set up somewhere so make sure you have one you can use before you get going with today’s challenge. Nothing will change if you…
  • The ProBlogger Podcast: Digging into Statistics

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Almost the last day! While yesterday we looked to the future to build a plan to find readers, today we’re going to dig into our stats to find out what kind of effect the last 29 days have had on our sites. What can you see is different after the changes you’ve made? Some of you will be seasoned pros at looking at your stats, but if you’re newer to blogging and want some starting points, these are the metrics I recommend you keep track of regularly as you go on with your blogging. In the show notes I also link to a post I published recently that gives you an overview of how I…
  • How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

    Darren Rowse
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but it shouldn’t be skipped. We’re going to switch from creating content and the day-to-day of building community with our readers, and do things that are a little more long-term and strategic. Today is all about growing your readership. I’ll discuss some of the drawbacks of focusing solely on content…
  • 31DBBB Day 28 Writing Challenge: Write a Review Post

    Darren Rowse
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s writing challenge day! For some of you, this will be “business as usual”, as review posts are already part of your repertoire. For others, it will be something quite new. In today’s episode we discuss why review posts are even something to consider. They can be useful for many reasons, not just for the reader who may be researching a decision, but also for you and your blog too – not the least of which could lead to monetization. I built my first commercial blog 100% around reviews! We’ll also discuss the reasons for and against having reviews on your…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Quick Pickle Pretty Much Anything with One Simple Ratio

    Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Whether it’s squash, watermelon rind, or plain old cucumbers, we, my friends, can (quick) pickle that. In anticipation of bumper crops, the clever folks at Epicurious have come up with a simple brining base that will allow you to pickle whatever, whenever the mood moves you.Read more...
  • Put a 30-Day Delay on All Impulse Purchases to Ensure You Really Need It

    Eric Ravenscraft
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most stores would like you to think that impulse buying is limited to sodas and candy at the checkout. In truth, impulse buying is anything you weren’t planning on buying already. If you want to know whether the thing you’re about to spend money on is really important, wait a month first.Read more...
  • Build or Upgrade Your PC With Today's Amazon Gold Box

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    If you’re planning to build a new PC, or even just upgrade your existing rig, Amazon just posted great deals on a variety or peripherals, PC parts, storage, and networking gear to get you started. Just remember that this is a Gold Box deal, so these prices are only valid today, or until sold out. [Amazon]Read more...
  • AirDroid Adds a Desktop Widget, Right-Click Menu to Quickly Share Files

    Eric Ravenscraft
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Android: AirDroid is one of our favorite apps for managing your Android device from your computer . Now, the company has added a handy desktop widget and right-click menu option so you can send files to your phone or tablet super quick.Read more...
  • This Utility Can Change Your Windows 10 Login Image

    Eric Ravenscraft
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Windows 10: The new version of Windows curiously doesn’t allow you to change the image that displays behind on the login screen when you first start your computer. This tiny utility, aptly called Windows 10 Login Background Changer, can do it for you.Read more...
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  • iPhone Battery With 1715 mAh Capacity Possibly Destined for 'iPhone 6s' or '6c' Appears

    Eric Slivka
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 am
    French site Nowhereelse.fr last week shared a photo [Google Translate] of a battery appearing very similar to an iPhone battery and labeled as being from Apple's usual supplier, but the battery's capacity of 1715 mAh leaves questions as to whether the battery is intended for the upcoming "iPhone 6s" or a smaller "iPhone 6c" that has reportedly been delayed or canceled. The battery's 1715 mAh capacity is lower than the 1810 mAh capacity of the iPhone 6 battery, indicating Apple would have to have increased power efficiency of the device for the "S" generation in order to achieve the same…
  • Apple Testing Service That Allows Siri to Answer Calls and Transcribe Voicemail

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Employees at Apple are reportedly putting a new service through its paces, one that would allow Siri to not only answer a missed call instead of a pre-set voicemail message, but give her the ability to record and transcribe those message for users to read as text later (via Business Insider). The messages would be sent to users via iCloud, completely skipping the need to check voicemail. The so-called "iCloud Voicemail" service could relay information regarding where a user is and specifics as to why they can't pick up the phone, if given the permission to do so. According to Business…
  • Apple Expected to Launch New iMacs With Improved Processors and Display Quality This Quarter

    Eric Slivka
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Apple's iMac line is set to receive a significant boost this quarter in the form of a refresh including new processors and improved display quality, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Display improvements are said to arrive in the form of greater color saturation, but Kuo makes no mention of whether Apple is planning to extend Retina display options to the smaller 21.5-inch iMac lineup.We believe Apple will introduce new iMac models in 3Q15, which are expected to have key selling points such as more powerful processors and much better display quality. We predict the panel will…
  • Claimed 'iPhone 6s' Display Assembly Revealed in New Photos

    Eric Slivka
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Chinese phone repair company GeekBar has shared a series of three photos today (via Nowhereelse.fr) showing what is claimed to be a display assembly for the upcoming "iPhone 6s". While the photos do not confirm that the device will be equipped with Force Touch sensing as has been rumored, they do appear slightly different from the corresponding parts for the iPhone 6. Meanwhile, M.I.C Gadget shares a few photos of what it says is a prototype version of the iPhone 6s. The device is not shown turned on and the photos themselves do not reveal any differences compared to the iPhone 6, but the…
  • Apple Supplier Numbers Suggest Apple Watch Sales Are Below Analyst Expectations

    Juli Clover
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    We're all curious about how many Apple Watches Apple has sold, but with the company opting not to break out its Apple Watch sales numbers, all we have to go on are analyst guesses, information distilled from third-party sources, and tidbits of data that Apple has provided. The latest data that hints at how the Apple Watch has fared comes from The Wall Street Journal, citing shipment information provided by analyst Mark Li from Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) most recent earnings call. ASE is the company that builds the S1 package housing the many chips and sensors used…
 
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  • The Last King of Brooklyn

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The air inside the Brooklyn Bowl smells like well worn leather, sawdust, and evidently hops (from the nearby Brooklyn Brewery, but I’ll get back to them). All around me are authentic Coney Island early 20th century amusement park props, like the tin targets from shooting galleries. There’s a band putting their gear together onstage for an evening event, lots of percussion and fewer amps, so I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of folk or world music. In front of me, Charley Ryan, cofounder of the Brooklyn Bowl (with partner Peter Shapiro) is pressing his business card into…
  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Unstoppable Rise of the Digital Content Creator

    Demian Farnworth
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m typing this article on a pretty powerful machine — and it’s no bigger than the size of a Vogue magazine. On this same machine, I can collaborate, record, edit, and publish a video — or even a movie. I can record, edit, and publish a podcast. Software has made all this — and more — a reality. A funny twist of fate Software has now come to a point where it shoulders most of our economic growth. But with each wave of new tech comes a strong demand for professionals who can help the average person understand and use the power behind software: trainers and…
  • 3 Resources to Help You Create the Content that Already Exists in Your Imagination

    Stefanie Flaxman
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Even though it may seem like starting to write is the most difficult part of the content creation process, just starting is not good enough. As writers, we also need to have both a strong vision and unwavering confidence that enable us to complete, publish, and promote our projects. To support you as you create your next piece of content — whether it’s your website’s cornerstone content or your email autoresponder series — this week’s Copyblogger Collection is a series of three handpicked articles that show you: How to identify and overcome the factors that keep you from…
  • Create Successful Products with the MVP Process

    Rainmaker.FM
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    You create a successful product when you deliver something people want to buy, simple as that. Is there a way to figure out what people want before spending a ton of time and money? There is a way, and it’s becoming more and more popular due to the lean startup movement. It’s called the minimum viable product approach. The technical definition of minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with the highest return on investment versus risk. And the way you minimize risk related to your investment of time and money is basically figuring out if people want to buy that product. Most lean…
  • The Art of Planning Before Podcasting

    Rainmaker.FM
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    As creatives, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and Showrunners, we have a tendency to get an idea, follow our gut, and jump straight into it without planning. The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jonny Nastor agree that this can sometimes be necessary, but not always the best plan. Jerod and Jonny begin this episode with a quick discussion about the upcoming Podcast Movement conference and how you can join them without flying to Texas. Then they dive into the topic of the week: how much research is enough and how much is too much? As you will learn in this episode, this is more art than science,…
  • How to Let Your Business Thrive (By Getting Out of Its Way)

    Rainmaker.FM
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur has started several successful businesses, written three books, is a motivational speaker, and has consulted with companies in several different industries. He coaches teams and businesses on the actions required in order to grow. As a result, he is known as the entertainer, educator, and consultant of choice for America’s leading companies. He is the founder of Thrive 15, an online education and practical training platform for entrepreneurs, which is taught by millionaires, mentors, and everyday success stories. Now, let’s hack ……
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iOS Apps: Angry Birds returns!

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Angry Birds return!There’ve been lots of Angry Birds games in recent years, but until this week never a true sequel to the original. Angry Birds 2There have been so many variations on Angry Birds the last few years—just in Star Wars games alone—but never an official sequel. The wait is over: Angry Birds 2 is a freemium iOS game that offers even more challenges, more pigs, and, as the game makers say, “more destruction.” Have fun!To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Mac 911: Safari consistently quits in Yosemite

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    Andrew Chase finds that Safari quits whenever he walks away from his Mac, and it’s driving him to distraction. Ater leaving my computer for a period of time, I come back and Safari has closed down. No error or crash report, its as if someone is playing a trick on me and closes Safari. I have tried rebooting, deleting preference files, and turning off sleep. Not allowing my computer to sleep seems to have reduce the frequency that it happens, but I can’t be sure of it. In 10.7 Lion, Apple added an automatic background quit feature to OS X that’s designed to better free up system…
  • Hands-on with Maps in El Capitan: Public transportation gets front and center

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    If you want to use your Mac to find your local bus or train schedule, El Capitan can help. The Maps app Apple includes with El Capitan includes transit directions for major cities, just like iOS 9. Maps came to OS X with the release of Mavericks in 2013. At the time and since then, Apple hasn’t had public transportation directions available in the Maps app, either for Mac or for iOS. In fact, public transportation maps have been gone since Apple extricated itself from Google’s data in 2012, when Apple released iOS 6. That’s led third-party app developers on iOS to fill in the gaps, but…
  • Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    My house has never had a doorbell. This alone makes me a good candidate for the Ring Video Doorbell ($200), which uses home Wi-Fi to transmit the sound of a doorbell chime directly to smartphones, as well as to Ring’s wall-mounted Chime accessory, which is about to begin shipping for a sale price of $20.But there’s a deeper reason why I wanted to test Ring: It’s got intriguing home-security features that could discourage the crooks who’ve been targeting my neighborhood in a series of daytime robberies.Burglars typically start these capers by ringing the doorbell to determine if…
  • Move to Apple Music 1.1.6 review: Transfer your Spotify and Rdio playlists to Apple Music

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    So you’ve been using Spotify for a while, and you’ve got a sidebar full of playlists, with songs and albums you’ve been saving. That’s quite a digital collection you’ve got there. But now Apple Music has come on the scene, and you want to switch. Spotify won’t help you—you can’t export your playlists, at least not in any usable format—and iTunes has no way of importing your music. What do you do? Go through each and every song on Spotify and search for it on Apple Music? Nah, that’d take too long; you want to listen to music, not fuss around. Fortunately, the $5 Move to…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Amazon's Awesome Alexa Voice Tech Reaches Out To Other Devices

    Adriana Lee
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Alexa, the chatty personality that makes the Amazon Echo smart speaker so fun and handy, wants to join more devices. The company announced Friday the launch of its free Alexa Voice Service (AVS) developer preview.AVS was born out of the company’s work on the Echo, which may be Amazon’s best hardware product since its Kindle e-reader. The device is a voice-controlled cylindrical appliance that can tell you the weather, give you traffic conditions on your commute, play music, control connected lights and other appliances, and—of course—buy things from Amazon. See also: Amazon…
  • Mozilla Blasts Microsoft CEO For Replacing User Defaults With Windows Apps

    Adriana Lee
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Looks like Microsoft's Windows 10 debut is a hit: The new version of the operating system, which launched Wednesday, now powers more than 14 million devices, the company says.But not everyone is thrilled with the new software. In an open letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard called out Windows 10 for foisting the company’s own media-playback apps and Edge Web browser. See also: What Mozilla's WebAssembly Means: More Powerful Web AppsThe latter is obviously a sore spot for the Firefox maker, but the whole scenario could be a grave concern for other…
  • Former White House Advisor Explains Why Bitcoin Should Become Official

    Gregory Ferenstein
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinBitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions, could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology that makes bitcoin anonymous could make government services less bureaucratic and more secure from hackers. I spoke with Brian Forde, MIT Media Labs' new…
  • Your Shadow IT Department Is Here To Stay

    Robert J. Moore
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Guest author Robert J. Moore is the CEO of RJMetrics, a provider of business intelligence to online companies.Much of the growth in software-as-a-service companies is being driven by a “land and expand” strategy: Tools first get used by individuals, then by small teams, and so on up the organizational hierarchy. Eventually the company finds itself signing a large-scale deal, all without a competitive process or RFP. Companies like Slack and Dropbox craft their pricing models specifically to encourage this behavior—Slack knew exactly what it was doing…
  • Google Makes Beta Testing Android Apps Easier And More Open

    David Nield
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Google knows a friction-free app testing and submission process can help developers keep decent apps flowing, so it just rolled out a series of improvements to the beta testing process for Google Play apps. Overall, the changes are designed to help developers manage pre-release beta tests easily, so they can "iterate faster" to develop or improve features. See also: Google's Offering Smarter Tools For Smarter Apps And HomesConsider it part of Google's recent developer outreach, which also gives app makers more finetuned ways to promote their apps once the testing is…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:19 am
      We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for…
  • Constructing CSS Quantity Queries On The Fly

    Drew Minns
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
      Often within a project, the presentation of our content changes based on certain needs. We see this when we use media queries to change our styles based on the user device. CSS quantity queries follow the same concept of changing the styles based on a condition: the condition within a quantity query being the number of sibling elements. An example would be navigation where items are 25% wide when four items are available; yet when there are five items available, the width of the navigation items changes to 20%. This is a common problem with dynamic site frameworks like WordPress…
  • Designing Flexible, Maintainable Pie Charts With CSS and SVG

    Lea Verou
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
      When it comes to CSS techniques, nobody is more stubborn and smart enough to find solutions to any problems than Lea Verou. Recently, Lea has written, designed and published "CSS Secrets", a truly fantastic book on the little CSS tricks and techniques for solving everyday problems. If you thought that you know CSS fairly well, think again: you will be surprised. In this article, we publish a few nuggets from the book, which were also presented in Lea's recent talk at SmashingConf New York — on designing simple pie charts, with CSS. Please notice that some demos might not work…
  • How Copywriting Can Benefit From User Research

    Marli Mesibov
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
      I’ve often heard there are four stages along the road to competence: unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence, and unconscious competence. Most of us begin our careers “unconsciously incompetent,” or unaware of how much we don’t know. I’ll never forget the first time I moved from unconscious to conscious incompetence. I was working as an office manager at a small software company, and having been impressed by my writing skills, the director of sales and marketing asked me to throw together a press release, welcoming the new CEO.The post How…
  • Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

    Günther Beyer & Nino Rapin
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
      In UX design, few things are more intricate than time and personal time management — only a good arsenal of mobile design patterns and information architecture principles can save you. This is the story of redesigning the UX for a popular calenda tool on Android: Business Calendar. We’ll cover designing systems, interaction design problems, scaling across screens and platforms, research, and big business decisions and their outcomes. Business Calendar started out as a side project, a one-man show, and is now run by a team of eight in Berlin. The app was very successful…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Shooting a Wedding? Don’t Forget an iPad to Take Pictures of The Rings. Or….

    Scott Kelby
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    When I mentioned on Facebook I was shooting a wedding on Saturday, Jose Rodriguez (who follows me on FB and who had been to my original “Shoot like a Pro” seminar) wrote, “Don’t forget an iPad to take pictures of the rings” which brought a flurry of follow-up questions from photographers asking why. Here’s why — it makes a great surface to create reflections of the rings if a glossy black piano (my first choice) isn’t available. This is a trick I shared in my original Shoot Like a Pro seminar, and it was my wife Kalebra who came up with the idea…
  • Roberto Valenzuela was awesome on “The Grid” (but the rest of us…well…)

    Scott Kelby
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Some are calling it our best episode ever. I was getting texts during the first 20 minutes or so saying the same thing, but I have to tell you, the first 20 minutes are…well…I’m not sure what it was, but there was a lot of laughing (and dating tips). I think it must have been something in the water (or in Brad’s beard) that kind of took the train off the tracks for a while, but we eventually pulled it together and Roberto shared some really great stuff — he was really awesome. Our topic was based on my blog post from Monday called “If you were only allowed 10 pieces of…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBook Giveaway! You saw it announced here earlier this week… Now it’s time to give some away! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of three free How Do I Do That In Lightroom? eBooks from Scott Kelby! What’s that? We have three free The Headshot by Peter Hurley eBooks as well? Great! Leave a comment for your chance to win one of these too! Photoshop World Photoshop World is right around the corner! If you’re in the Las Vegas area and want to swing on by, we’d love to see you. You can still get FREE Expo Only passes by…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Not Every Shoot Is A Winner Here’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? If it does, I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. Is there anything wrong with this shot? Not technically, but it’s not winning any awards. I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. No matter how much we try to make the best possible images we…
  • My New Lightroom Book Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Beginners Guide to Creating and Applying Texture Overlays Using Photoshop

    Lea Hawkins
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Adding texture to photographs was happening long before the invention of Photoshop and other editing programs. In the days of the darkroom, we would scratch negatives with pins, sand paper them, stain the photographic paper with fixer before exposing, layer two negatives on top of each other in the enlarger, or push our film ISO to increase grain. These days, with editing programs being our digital darkroom, we simply have yet another way of adding texture to photographs. What is a texture? In digital photography terms it’s simply another layer added to your photograph in an editing…
  • How to Light a Beer Bottle – a Video Tutorial

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve ever wanted to photograph a bottle (beer, wine, soda, ever water) and make it look like they do in the magazines or advertisements you’ll want to watch this! In this video tutorial Lee Morris from Fstoppers shows how to light a beer bottle, step by step, one light at a time. See what each is doing as he adds them one by one. Check it out and scroll down below the video to get links to some of the gear he mentions in the video. Things mentioned in the video: Yongnuo flash Flash Disc by Fstoppers PocketWizard triggers C-stand Magmod grid Acrylic Ice Rock Cubes 3 Lbs Bag,…
  • Think Tank Photo Sub Urban Disguise 30 Shoulder Camera Bag Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Packing and carrying equipment for travel adventures is always a challenge. With increasing airline restrictions and not being willing to check your gear, you need to find the best possible alternative for your needs. Like most of my peers, I covet several bags. Usually when going abroad I take a bag with all the equipment and a smaller, second bag for everyday outings once on location. As I tend to travel lighter and lighter every day, I was on the lookout for a bag that could serve dual purposes for my recent Italy trip. I wanted a bag that could carry my two Fuji X bodies, some lenses, a…
  • Photographing Starry Skies for Nocturnal Landscape Without Breaking the Bank

    Andrea Minoia
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Milky Way over the Belgian countryside – Sony RX100, 28mm equivalent f/1.8 + LPR (Light Pollution Reduction) filter, ISO 6400. Panorama composed of 12×3 frames, each frame is the image average of four different photos Photography in low-light conditions is one of the most challenging things to do with a camera. In conditions with faint, moving, distant lights it is even trickier. There is something about a starry sky that simply inspires awe in all of us. And it does so more often since light pollution is getting worst all around the world. I wonder how many children have seen The…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Antique Cars

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Old cars – look around you, they’re everywhere. By PoL Úbeda Hervàs Weekly Photography Challenge – Old Cars Admit it – photographers love old things. The more battered, torn, peeling, weathered, falling down, beat up, rusted, broken and just in generally poor condition an item is – the more we love to photograph it. Right?! Tell me I’m not alone on that? So your challenge this week is to go find an old car. It could be ancient and broken down like described above, or overhauled, in pristine condition, and well cared for by a car enthusiast. It’s…
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    Engadget Full RSS Feed

  • Amazon limits Prime sharing benefits to one other adult

    Jon Fingas
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:44 am
    For a long while, Amazon would let you share some of your Prime perks with four other people of any age -- handy if your roommates need to get an order in a hurry. However, it looks like the internet shopping pioneer is clamping down. A quiet rule...
  • Samsung agrees to compensation for employees that contracted cancer

    Matt Brian
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    After admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent illnesses and deaths of workers at its Korean semiconductor plants, Samsung has launched a new fund to put things right. Reuters reports that the company has set aside 100 billion won ($85.8 milli...
  • Fujifilm's X-T1 flagship camera gets an infrared edition

    Edgar Alvarez
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    No, this isn't the next flagship camera you've been waiting on from Fujifilm -- but this doesn't mean some of you won't be interested in it. The company today announced the X-T1 IR, a new edition of its high-end shooter featuring infrared technolog...
  • DJs can buy remix-friendly 'Stems' music files starting today

    James Trew
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Back in March, Native Instruments -- the company behind the ubiquitous Traktor DJ software -- announced Stems: a music format that lets DJs and remixers to control individual parts of a track. Today Stems launches to the buying public on a number o...
  • Autodesk targets small studios with its Stingray game engine

    Steve Dent
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Autodesk finally has a game engine to go along with its design tools. The company just launched Stingray, which it built around the Bitsquid engine it bought last year. Autodesk kept the basic guts of that program -- which has already been used on...
 
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    Strobist

  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Fujifilm has introduced the X-T1 IR, a version of its flagship rangefinder-style mirrorless camera designed specifically for infrared photography. The camera captures light from UV, visible, and infrared portions of the spectrum, from approximately 380-1000nm. Aside from that, everything else is identical to the standard X-T1. Read more
  • Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fujifilm announced the XF 90mm F2 in May, adding a 137mm equiv. focal length to its X-system's arsenal. We've been spending some quality time outdoors with the 90mm, take a look at how it performs against real-world subjects. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Born and raised in New Zealand, DPR reader Sarnim Dean has been surrounded his whole life by wildlife and landscapes many of us only dream of visiting. He explores the country on his mountain bike and with his camera. Take a look at some of his images and find out more about him in our Q&A. See gallery
  • On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. While we've been able to catch glimpses of them flying over from our office windows, as they prepare for a local maritime festival. But our view is nothing like the view SeattlePI.com photographer Josh Trujillo had during their flyby yesterday afternoon. Read more
  • Quick Review: PhotoKeeper

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    PhotoKeeper aims to provide photographers with safe cloud storage and easy access to their images from anywhere. While there's no shortage of websites providing free storage for photos, PhotoKeeper goes beyond the standard offerings and tailors its product to photographers. Are its features worth the price? Read review
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Get rid of those extra TIFFs & PSDs in your Lightroom Library fast!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Each time you jump over to Photoshop, it usually creates a copy of your photo and saves it alongside the original in PSD or TIFF format (depending on what you chose in Lightroom’s External Editing preferences), even if you never made a change to it in Photoshop. If you’re like me, you probably had a hundred or more of these PSDs or TIFFs with no visible changes, just taking up space on your drive and in Lightroom. If you still haven’t gotten rid of them, here’s what to do: (1) Go to the Library module, and in the Catalog panel, click on All Photographs. (2) Up in the Library…
  • A Quick before and after

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. Starting image… reset to just the RAW image for you to see all the steps. (I have a preset that is applied on import usually.) The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be cropped. For action…
  • My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is something (as I said), I do a lot. The original image is above. STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; double-click on the word “Effects” to reset all…
  • Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday everybody. Here’s a tip on how to bring your logo into Lightroom (so you can use it in slideshows, or as an identity plate, or for the title of a slideshow, or whatever), but with a transparent background behind it (that’s the cool part). Here’s how it’s done: STEP ONE: We have start over in Photoshop (any ol’ version will do). Open a new document, and then use the Place command (under the File menu) to bring in your logo, so it appears on its own layer above the background layer (as shown here). STEP TWO: Now, go to the Layers panel and drag the…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Dr. Dre Announces 'Compton A Soundtrack' Exclusively for Apple Music

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    Dr. Dre announced over the weekend, on his own Beats 1 radio show "The Pharmacy," the exclusive debut of "Compton A Soundtrack" on Apple Music (via Pitchfork). The album is set to release this Friday, August 7, and will be available exclusively to iTunes and Apple Music customers. The Apple-exclusivity announcement was made by Dr. Dre, alongside fellow musician and former band-mate Ice Cube, and director of Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray. Although officially a soundtrack for the film -- which chronicles the real-life story of Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and a few others, around the formation…
  • Udemy Launches Developer Course for iOS 9, Offers Discount to MacRumors Readers

    Juli Clover
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Online learning site Udemy, which offers classes on a wide range of subjects including programming, photography, Photoshop, writing, and more, is today debuting a new iOS 9 Developer Course that aims to teach students how to use Xcode 7 and Swift 2 to make iOS apps. Designed to be a comprehensive tutorial on app development for iOS 9 for complete beginners, the course includes a total of 28 hours of video lectures that cover topics like the Swift language, Xcode, SpriteKit, Inputs, Buttons, Reactive Interfaces, Navigation, Storage, Live Content, Images, Accelerometers, Motion Feedback, iAds,…
  • Dashlane Launches One-Tap Password Changer for iPhone and Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Dashlane today announced an update to its existing iPhone app alongside the launch of an all-new Apple Watch experience, both of which bring the service's one-tap password changing feature from desktop to Apple's mobile and wearable devices. Dashlane unveiled the Password Changer feature late last year for the desktop, which allowed users to change multiple passwords at once so they can more easily update their password info if any of their data is ever breached. Today's updates extend that sense of security for Dashlane users to iPhone and Apple Watch, which the company says is completely…
  • Apple Music Snapchat Account Takes Users Behind the Scenes of Beats 1 Radio

    Husain Sumra
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Apple today announced a Snapchat account for Apple Music that initially provides a behind-the-scenes look at Beats 1 Radio and its personalities while also showing off segments of the cities it operates from with some music playing in the background. It's unknown what kind of content the account will provide in the future. The account's first Snapchat "story", which is the combination of multiple photos and videos taken throughout its first day of operation, takes followers on a journey from Beats 1's Los Angeles HQ with Zane Lowe, watching as he works on his show before it switches to London…
  • 'Fantastical 2' for iPhone Gains Drafts, Japanese Localization

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Popular calendar app Fantastical 2 for iPhone was today updated to version 2.4, adding a useful new feature that allows users to create event drafts. With drafts, it's possible to start creating an event or Reminder and then swipe downwards to save it as a draft, setting it aside to multitask and access other events on the calendar. For example, if you start scheduling a lunch meeting but need to pause in the middle to check your afternoon schedule, there's no need to discard what you've written entirely -- you can save it as a draft, check the calendar, and come back to it. Draft posts are…
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