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  • 10 miraculous things a microwave does [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Remember the days before microwaves? Nah, we really don't either, but before you toss that appliance of convenience, check out these ten things you probably didn't know your microwave could do courtesy of HouseholdHacker (including how to clean it without nasty chemicals). The post 10 miraculous things a microwave does [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Drone flies above Ireland to capture remarkable coastal views

    Mashable
    Jeff Leeson
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Put down your Guinness and watch this. Raymond Fogarty sent his drone high above Ireland to capture the immense beauty of the nation's countryside. Patriots players blend up a 'best friend' smoothie The fails supercut that actually hurts to watch Hungry porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner What your delivery guy went through to bring you pizza in the blizzard Read more... More about Ireland, Viral Video, Drone, Watercooler, and Videos
  • Taylor Swift's YouTube Channel Also--Possibly!--Hacked With Unsettling Video

    Fast Company
    David Lumb
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A bad day for Tay.Earlier today, Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked—and now it seems her YouTube account has also fallen to hacking, as a video was posted on her official Vevo channel showing an earlier interview clearly dubbed over with a track from Phoenix, Arizona-based "music miscreants" Man-Cat.Read Full Story
  • Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

    TechCrunch
    Cat Zakrzewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
     U.S. Senator Al Franken today sent another letter to Uber’s Travis Kalanick, probing the embattled CEO to provide more information about the company’s privacy policies. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, first contacted Kalanick about the car service’s policies in November. The inquiry came after BuzzFeed reported that an Uber executive suggested the company would intimidate… Read More
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    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…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 miraculous things a microwave does [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Remember the days before microwaves? Nah, we really don't either, but before you toss that appliance of convenience, check out these ten things you probably didn't know your microwave could do courtesy of HouseholdHacker (including how to clean it without nasty chemicals). The post 10 miraculous things a microwave does [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A primer on American football (for non-Americans) [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    American football is not the easiest sport in the world to understand. Let's start with the name: football. Most of the world thinks of football as soccer. Why on earth does our football even have that name? Feet are barely involved! The post A primer on American football (for non-Americans) [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Get down with America’s funkiest high school teacher [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Getting a class of thirty high school kids on the same page is hard enough, but getting the whole student body behind you to make a video of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk"? No problem for theatre arts teacher, Scot Pankey. The post Get down with America’s funkiest high school teacher [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog saves “drowning” owner [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This human is not really drowning. But his heroic dog doesn't know this, and immediately comes to the rescue when he thinks his human companion is headed to Davy Jones' Locker. The post Dog saves “drowning” owner [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 4 great, constructive suggestions for women dealing with office politics

    Deanne Mayall
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    This is such an interesting article! If you’re a woman, and you’re working in an office, you likely have had some pretty nasty experiences with office politics. Kathryn Heath has published an article in The Harvard Business Review called: 4 Strategies for Women Navigating Office Politics. And it’s really good. Here’s what Heath says by … The post 4 great, constructive suggestions for women dealing with office politics appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Drone flies above Ireland to capture remarkable coastal views

    Jeff Leeson
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Put down your Guinness and watch this. Raymond Fogarty sent his drone high above Ireland to capture the immense beauty of the nation's countryside. Patriots players blend up a 'best friend' smoothie The fails supercut that actually hurts to watch Hungry porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner What your delivery guy went through to bring you pizza in the blizzard Read more... More about Ireland, Viral Video, Drone, Watercooler, and Videos
  • Hopper offers real-time alerts with airfare prediction app

    Jessica Plautz
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    There is a lot of advice about when to buy a flight, but the "best price" for any given route can be elusive. Few people have the time or patience — or, let's face it, luck — to watch an airfare constantly and buy it at its lowest point. To address that issue, travel data company Hopper released a mobile app Wednesday that will notify users as soon as a preferable price is available on a desired flight. See also: United and Orbitz are suing a 22-year-old who exposed cheap airfare hack "A lot of the flight alert products others are offering are almost a daily digest," Patrick…
  • Sling TV: A cord-cutter's dream, as long as you're single

    Raymond Wong
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    There's a good reason why Dish Network's Sling TV, a live television service that streams channels over the Internet to smartphones, tablets and set-top boxes, garnered a ton of excitement at CES 2015 Sling TV is the first step in unbundling cable TV channels. It's not quite à la carte yet, and there are a few kinks, but it's a step in the right direction. See also: Cord cutting accelerates as 150,000 cancel TV service Who wants to pay up the wazoo for channels they don't want because cable providers force subscribers to? Not budget-conscious cord-cutters and…
  • Internet users in developed world more wary of tech's drawbacks

    Matt Petronzio
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Advancements in technology affect various aspects of our lives, in both positive and negative ways. New survey results, however, show who's witnessing tech's drawbacks the most — Internet users in countries with developed economies. According to a new report Microsoft released last week ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Internet users in developing countries have a more positive view on the impact of technology. On the other hand, users in developed countries say technology has decreased trust in the media and contributed to declines in fitness, among other…
  • Patriots players blend up a 'best friend' smoothie

    Patrick Kulp
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    On the field, the Patriots' Julian Edelman is a versatile player who has played wide receiver, punt returner, quarterback and defensive back at various points in his football career But his wealth of talent doesn't end there. Off the field, he is an Internet video mogul who apparently knows how to whip up a mean smoothie Edelman has launched a YouTube series called Smoothie Tyme, a follow-up to his popular video Burger Tyme, which he sells T-shirts for on his personal site In this second installment, which is also a blender commercial, Edelman teaches viewers how to make a "best friend"…
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    Fast Company

  • Taylor Swift's YouTube Channel Also--Possibly!--Hacked With Unsettling Video

    David Lumb
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A bad day for Tay.Earlier today, Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked—and now it seems her YouTube account has also fallen to hacking, as a video was posted on her official Vevo channel showing an earlier interview clearly dubbed over with a track from Phoenix, Arizona-based "music miscreants" Man-Cat.Read Full Story
  • Apple Finished 2014 On A Record High Note

    Ainsley O'Connell
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Expect the Apple Watch to ship in April, a confident Tim Cook said TuesdayDuring Apple's first-quarter earnings call Tuesday evening, CEO Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch smartwatch would begin shipping in April.Read Full Story
  • Yahoo Will Spin Off Alibaba Stake Into A Separate Company

    Tyler Hayes
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Yahoo announces its fourth-quarter earnings.On Tuesday, Yahoo announced mixed fourth-quarter earnings of $1.18 billion in revenue; analysts expected $1.19 billion. The company, however, beat predicted earnings per share at $0.30, compared to the expected $0.29. The more interesting news was that it would create a new investment company to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The new company is being referred to as "SpinCo."Read Full Story
  • The Drone That Crashed On White House Lawn Was Piloted By A Drunk Defense Employee

    Luke Dormehl
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The dangers of drinking and droning.Turns out the drone that circumvented White House radar detection and crashed into a tree on the presidential South Lawn yesterday was piloted by none other than a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency government official. Woops!Read Full Story
  • Taylor Swift's Twitter Account Hacked!

    Luke Dormehl
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    'Cause the "hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack."Taylor Swift's relationship with social media was far from a love story today, as the pop star's Twitter and Instagram accounts were apparently hacked by a person referring to him-or-herself as the "leader" of hacking group the Lizard Squad—someone she almost certainly would have known was trouble before he-or-she walked in.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

    Cat Zakrzewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
     U.S. Senator Al Franken today sent another letter to Uber’s Travis Kalanick, probing the embattled CEO to provide more information about the company’s privacy policies. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, first contacted Kalanick about the car service’s policies in November. The inquiry came after BuzzFeed reported that an Uber executive suggested the company would intimidate… Read More
  • Omniref Adds JavaScript To Its Code Annotation Platform

    Kyle Russell
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
     YC-backed Omniref gave its code annotation and reference platform a big boost this week with the addition of support for JavaScript, the popular programming language used to make interactive browser-based apps and backend server code using libraries like Node.js. Read More
  • Hands On With Windows 10

    Alex Wilhelm
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
     TechCrunch went hands-on with Windows 10 to show you the best of the latest build of Microsoft’s new operating system. To make it extra pure, we put Windows 10 through its paces on a Surface Pro 3. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s effort to build an operating system that can run on any screen size and accept various modes of input depending on where it is deployed. In the video, keep an… Read More
  • Europe Gets A Cyber Security Incubator

    Natasha Lomas
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
     London’s crowded startup accelerator scene is getting a new addition. Not fintech-related, this time — rather the focus is cyber security. The Cyber London (CyLon for short) 12-week program, has been co-founded by Alex van Someren of VC firm Amadeus Capital Partners, along with Jonathan Luff and Grace Cassy, co-founders of strategic technology consultancy Epsilon Advisory Partners. Read More
  • Marissa Mayer Pretends “MaVeNS” Isn’t A Silly Acronym, Says It Represents Yahoo’s Future

    Anthony Ha
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
     Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been talking for a while now about how mobile, video, native advertising, and social are the company’s key growth areas. Now she’s come up with an interesting way to refer to them — MaVeNS. I don’t know how you feel, but personally, I’m not convinced that it’s, um, the best acronym ever. I mean, the unusual capitalization is… Read More
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  • 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…
  • Two kinds of hustle

    Seth Godin
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    There's the hustle of always asking, of putting yourself out there, of looking for discounts, shortcuts and a faster way. This is the hustle of it it doesn't hurt to ask, of what you don't know won't hurt you, of the ends justifying the means. This hustler propositions, pitches and works at all times to close a sale, right now. This kind of hustler always wants more for less. This kind of hustler will cut corners if it helps in getting picked. Then there's the hustle that's actually quite difficult and effective. This is the hustle of being more generous than you need to be, of speaking…
  • How loud and how angry?

    Seth Godin
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency. When a surgeon asks the nurse for a scalpel, she doesn't have to raise her voice, stamp her foot or even make a face. She merely asks. When a pilot hits a tough spot, he's not supposed to start yelling at air traffic control. He describes the situation and gets the help he needs. And despite what you may have seen in the movies, successful stock traders don't have to start screaming when there's more money on the line. Compare this to the amateur world of media, of customer service and of marketing.
 
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    WIRED

  • Fun with Flaming Death

    David S. F. Portree
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:09 pm
    To date human beings have spotted about 300,000 asteroids. These range in scale from Ceres, the first discovered, way back on the first day of the 19th century (950 kilometers in diameter), to unnamed boulders a few meters wide. Little asteroids (say, the size of a bus or a house) far outnumber the big ones. […] The post Fun with Flaming Death appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Sold a Bonkers Number of iPhones Over the Holidays

    Christina Bonnington
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Apple sold a whopping 74.4 million iPhones last quarter, shattering its previous record of 51 million. The post Apple Sold a Bonkers Number of iPhones Over the Holidays appeared first on WIRED.
  • You Can Get Your Apple Watch Starting in April

    Davey Alba
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    At Apple's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook finally announced that the highly anticipated Apple Watch would ship in April. The post You Can Get Your Apple Watch Starting in April appeared first on WIRED.
  • FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things

    Davey Alba
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released a detailed report urging businesses to take concrete steps to protect consumers’ privacy and security. The post FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things appeared first on WIRED.
  • Louis CK’s Latest Email Is a Fantastic Elegy to Comedy Clubs

    Peter Rubin
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    This morning, the comic emailed fans some thoughts about his new special, and unwittingly penned one of the best comedy memories we've ever read. The post Louis CK’s Latest Email Is a Fantastic Elegy to Comedy Clubs appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 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…
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Image via Flickr user twicepix. This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Victor Ijidola. Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. But then, we don’t want our readers to see us as being too promotional. So often we say little or nothing about our product, thereby making a lot of them read, get value, and leave. without ever having a glimpse of what we sell. Honestly, that doesn’t sound good for business. So how do you solve this puzzle? Here’s the truth: Millions of people visit…
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. As you know eBay, Amazon, and all these the other sites spend millions to do one thing. And that’s win people’s trust. How much are you spending to build trust with new people? And how exactly are you doing this? I understand they’re not making time anymore, but trust doesn’t come easy either. Knowledge is ever…
 
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  • The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    London-based portrait photographer Tom Barnes has built himself one impressive, massive desk. It's as functional and clutter-free as it is unique.Read more...
  • Silence a Loud-Clicking Mouse with a Little Memory Foam

    Patrick Allan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    The repetitive, clicking sound of a mouse can become pretty irritating. If you want to silence your mouse for your own peace —and the peace of others around you—a little memory foam can do the trick with no soldering required.Read more...
  • When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time at All

    Patrick Allan
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves.Read more...
  • Build a Hidden Compartment in a Fake Potted Plant to Hide Valuables

    Patrick Allan
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Hidden compartments are fun and you know it . If you're looking for a way to hide some of your smaller valuables while brightening up your place, this potted plant compartment is perfect.Read more...
  • Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

    Andy Orin
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What it's like to face the blank page every day?Read more...
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  • Quad-Core 2012 Mac Mini Mysteriously Reappears on Apple's U.S. Online Store

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Apple today has mysteriously added back a 2012 model Mac mini to the Apple Online Store for $699. The over two-year-old machine still has the same hardware specifications as it did in 2012, including a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000. The listing also shows that the computer ships with OS X Mavericks installed. It is unknown if the outdated Mac mini has mistakenly resurfaced on the Apple Online Store, or if Apple intentionally reintroduced the model on its website. One plausible reason that Apple may be making this older Mac mini available…
  • Tim Cook: Apple Watch on Schedule to Ship in April

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some new details on the prospective launch date of the Apple Watch. According to Cook, Apple Watch development is currently on schedule, and the company is planning to ship the device in April. Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule, and we expect to begin shipping in April.When the Apple Watch was announced, Apple gave a vague "early 2015" launch date for the device, making it unclear when it would actually ship. Several rumors recently pointed towards a March launch date for the…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Brought More Android Switchers, New Customers Than Prior Models

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the sales split between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. He declined to provide specific numbers on the split, but he did confirm that the iPhone 6 was the most popular device. "Obviously to sell 74.5 million devices, they were all popular," Cook said. "Both did incredibly well. We're really proud of them, along with the iPhone 5s and 5c." According to Cook, there was some clear geographical preference for the iPhone 6 vs the iPhone 6 Plus. Some locations skewed…
  • Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profit on $74.6B in Revenue for Q1 2015

    Jordan Golson
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, which corresponds to the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $74.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $57.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.1 billion, or $1.98 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin for the quarter was 39.9 percent compared to 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 65 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an…
  • Hands-On With the Reach79 Signal Boosting Case - Does It Work?

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Earlier this month, we shared an iPhone case called the Reach79, which debuted at CES. The Reach79 case claimed to boost the signal strength and performance of the iPhone, improving battery life, reducing dropped calls, and improving download speeds, statements that were quite controversial in our forums. Readers were understandably skeptical of the Reach79's promise that it could deliver up to 2x stronger signal strength, so MacRumors decided to go hands-on with the Reach79 case to see if we could prove the company's claims. We've been extensively testing the Reach79 case on an iPhone 6 Plus…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

    Brian Clark
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: This is the second of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the first episode here: Position Your Content Curation for Success With These 5 Essential Elements. A key aspect of last week’s episode was identifying the purpose of any smart content curation project – audience building. Specifically, building an audience asset in the form of an email list. This week we’re focusing exactly on that essential element. After smartly positioning your curation project, you want to do everything you can…
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+

    Eric Enge
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google+ seems to be the social network that people love to hate. The industry almost has an internal clock about when to print the next article about Google+ dying. So what’s the real story here? Is Google+ going to die soon? Should you invest time in it? I will outline the way I look at it in today’s post, and while I will bring in many discussion points, bear in mind that for Google it’s all about the data. Whether or not Google+ lives or dies will be determined by its utility as a data source, because data is money for Google. Read on for all the details of this story.
  • Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think

    Danny Iny
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Imagine you’ve just launched your first product. It’s a short little course, just a few weeks long, that teaches the “DIY” version of the topics you help people with every day. You built it once, delivered it online, and now it works for you while you’re off doing other activities you love. This online course has been a transformative force in your life. You’ve found financial freedom, because you’re no longer constrained by the economics of trading time for money. And you’ve multiplied your impact, making the world a better place for dozens,…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in Mac Apps: Updates from LastPass and 1Password, and more

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Updates from LastPass and 1Password, and moreIn this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, you’ll find apps that keep your data private, help you organize your pictures, and help you manage your finances without breaking the bank.1Password 5.1AgileBits’s $50 1Password (Mac App Store Link) helps you keep tabs on many bits of private information, like passwords, ID documents, credit cards, and so on, using military-grade encryption to protected them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple sells record number of iPhones in blockbuster holiday quarter

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Record revenue from iPhone and Mac sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier. The company's next new product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, will start shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook said on a conference call to discuss the financial results. Income for the quarter, which ended Dec. 27 and included the important holiday shopping period, was $18 billion, up from $13.1 billion in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share came in at $3.06 compared with $2.07 a year earlier. Record revenue from iPhone and Mac computer sales…
  • Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook confirms

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    We knew it was coming sometime this spring, but now we have a more narrow timeframe: Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook said. So it’s not an exact date, but we’re getting closer. Cook dropped the news on Apple’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday afternoon, saying Apple Watch is “on schedule” and will ship in April. The company reportedly hasn’t publicly committed to a date because Cook and co. are still working on the device’s battery life. According to a recent 9to5Mac scoop, Apple is aiming for 19 hours of mixed active and passive use, but isn’t sure it can nail…
  • The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Roughly one month after we first saw a demo of Tim Cook scanning an iPhone at a cash register to buy stuff, Apple Pay arrived for the rest of us to check out. But before you go blowing your entire paycheck on everything from big handbags to Big Macs, there are a few things to keep in mind about the platform. Read on to learn more about how Apple Pay works, how to get your iPhone ready for it, and most importantly, where you can go test it out yourself.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Time to update: Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 are here

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Apple pushed out OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 on Tuesday to fix a few annoying bugs on Macs, iPhones, and iPads. For Yosemite users, 10.10.2 might finally fix the sluggish Wi-Fi issues that 10.10.1 also promised to fix, but didn’t. Updating to 10.10.2 will also improve iCloud Drive and VoiceOver, and keep Spotlight from grabbing remote email content in search when you specifically told it not to. The funniest fix for iOS 8: “Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update.” If you were waiting to upgrade from 7 to 8 because your phone didn’t have enough…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • 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,…
  • AngularJS’ Internals In Depth

    Nicolas Bevacqua
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    AngularJS presents a remarkable number of interesting design choices in its code base. Two particularly interesting cases are the way in which scopes work and how directives behave. The first thing anyone is taught when approaching AngularJS for the first time is that directives are meant to interact with the DOM, or whatever manipulates the DOM for you, such as jQuery (get over jQuery already1!). What immediately becomes (and remains) confusing for most, though, is the interaction between scopes, directives and controllers. After the confusion sets in, you start learning about the advanced…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Major seawall fails; homes flooded by storm surge

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Heavy snow and strong winds are still factors in the Northeast, where some residents must contend with flooding. | TRACK THE STORM | THE STORM AT A GLANCE
  • Man charged in Craigslist killings

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    A south Georgia man was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of a couple who went missing last week after contacting a car seller on Craigslist, police said.
  • Did Russia put polonium in spy's tea?

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    A UK public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, after years of wrangling over what evidence can be heard.
  • WH drops college savings plan

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:51 pm
    The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.
  • Clinton to testify on Benghazi

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House's select committee investigating Benghazi, the group's Democratic spokesman told CNN on Tuesday.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Mixer Brush Tool with Pete Collins Join Pete Collins as he takes you on a walk through of the incredibly powerful Mixer Brush Tool. The key to getting the most out of the Mixer Brush is in understanding the four key settings that determine just how your strokes will look. Pete takes you through all of the options, shows you how each option works in concert with the others, how to leverage the built-in tool presets, and how to customize them to make your own brushes. Once you get the hang of the Mixer Brush you’ll find that you can create strokes, details, and looks that you just can’t…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 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…
  • 4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

    Sarah Hipwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Warp command in Photoshop, showing the grid over a selection and the presets What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be distorted or transformed into a new shape. You may have seen popular online tutorials where the warp command was used to create a realistic page curl in Photoshop? How useful is the Warp Command as a photographer? Honestly, to answer this question it will depend on the type of photography you specialize in, and to what degree you post-process your images. For a lot of…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update: New Features

    Andrew S. Gibson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In December 2014 Fujifilm released the latest firmware upgrade (version 3.00) for its X-T1 camera. More than a minor upgrade, the new firmware adds a number of new features that greatly enhance the camera’s capabilities. Let’s take a look at ones most likely to be of interest to X-T1 owners. By the way, if you’d like to learn more about firmware (for all makes of camera) then read our article Updating Your Camera’s Firmware – What is it and Why It’s Important. Electronic Shutter A new electronic shutter allows you to take photos at shutter speeds of up to 1/32000…
  • Understanding the Basic Sliders in Adobe Camera Raw

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this short video tutorial by Tuts+ you can get a quick overview of how the basic sliders work in Adobe Camera Raw. It has a great demonstration using a white to black grayscale image which shows what each slider does, and which parts of your image each are affecting. There is also a good indicator of why you want to be shooting RAW format instead of JPG, showing the same corrections done on both formats and the difference the the larger RAW file makes. Enjoy the video: For more Photoshop tips check out our post-processing section. The Basic sliders in Lightroom do pretty much the same…
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (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
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We've sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories - people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers' best work from the last year. See galleries
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
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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

  • iOS 8.1.3 Fixes Exploits Used by TaiG Jailbreak

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    It appears that today's iOS 8.1.3 update fixes many of the exploits that were used for the iOS 8 TaiG jailbreak, which worked up until iOS 8.1.2. The earlier Pangu jailbreak was disabled with the iOS 8.1.1 update that was released on November 17. TaiG has not yet confirmed whether iOS 8.1.3 breaks its jailbreak tool, but reports on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter suggest that is indeed the case. Apple's support document detailing the security fixes in iOS 8.1.3 credits the TaiG jailbreak team for finding four now-patched vulnerabilities in the operating system. At the current time, Apple…
  • Tim Cook: Apple Has Sold More Than 1 Billion iOS Devices

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed on Tuesday during the company's quarterly earnings call that it has sold more than 1 billion iOS devices to date since launching the original iPhone over seven years ago. According to Cook, the impressive milestone, which accounts for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, was reached in November and was helped along by a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones sold in Q1 2015. The milestone device was kept by Apple and is at the company's Cupertino headquarters. Cook emphasized that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus demand was stronger than any other iPhone it has ever released,…
  • Apple Pay Responsible for Two of Every Three Contactless Payments on Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Since its introduction in October, Apple Pay has accounted for two of every three dollars spent through contactless payments on Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook who shared the information during the company's earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of 2015. "Apple Pay is off to a very strong start," said Cook, adding that he expects 2015 to be "the year of Apple Pay." About 750 banks and credit unions have signed on to accept Apple Pay, and according to numbers shared by Cook, Apple Pay was responsible for 80 percent of mobile payments at Panera…
  • 'Pushbullet' Brings Notification Syncing and Easy File Transfers to iOS, Mac, and Safari

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Pushbullet has long been one of the more popular third-party solutions for keeping notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between a smartphone or tablet and computer, although one important feature it has lacked until now is support for Apple devices. The wait is over, however, as Pushbullet announced today the availability of full iPhone, iPad and Mac support alongside a new Safari extension. Pushbullet is the marriage of AirDrop, Notifyr and other features in one single package. First and foremost, the software enables iOS notifications to be pushed to Mac and dismissed…
  • How to Watch Super Bowl XLIX on Your iPad or Computer

    Juli Clover
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Super Bowl XLIX is airing this Sunday, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Seattle Seahawks. If you don't have a cable subscription, you might be worried about missing the game -- but rest easy, there are several ways to watch if you have an iPad, computer, or Verizon iPhone. We've outlined all of the ways you can catch the Super Bowl in the video below, and we've also got a walkthrough complete with links in this post. iPad and iPod touch NBC is running a promotion called "Super Stream Sunday" that will let all U.S.-based users watch 11 continuous hours of NBC content…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • Magazine names best U.S. hotels for 2015

    Guessy1
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Four of the top 10 U.S. hotels are new to the list from U.S. News & World ReportTags: U.S. hotelsbest hotelshotel awards
  • Opinion: Why we need a North American passport

    Guessy1
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    The future success of North America depends partly on how the U.S., Canada and Mexico work together, say think tank scholarsTags: Tell me about itopinionpassportsNorth America relations
  • Pilot runs out of fuel, ditches plane in ocean

    Guessy1
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    The pilot of a single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui, HawaiiTags: aviationplane crashprivate airplanes
  • The most Wi-Fi-connected airlines are …

    barry.neild
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Now it’s even harder to go offline as more airlines connect their passengers to the InternetTags: aviationin-flight wi-fiIcelandair
  • Airline uses feng shui to match passengers for blind date

    hiufu
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    Thousands of lonely souls have registered to win an overseas blind date from Jetstar AirwaysTags: feng shuiJetstarJetstar AirlinesChinese new yearLunar New YearValentine's Day
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