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  • Amazing Burning Man time lapse [video]

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    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Burning Man is hard to describe in words, hard to capture on film. But this time lapse does a good job of showing the variety, excitement, and freedom of Burning Man. Take a look: Full story at Vimeo. More amazing videos. Photo credit: Canva
  • Square Reportedly Raising $200 Million at $6 Billion Valuation

    Mashable
    Seth Fiegerman
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Square may be looking for a new cash infusion. The mobile payment startup is said to be in the process of raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to CNBC. At least some of that capital is reportedly coming from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. A rep for Square declined to comment on the report. See also: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014 Square, run by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, was at one point viewed as a likely contender to go public this year, but reportedly put off that plan for the foreseeable future. The company is said to have posted a $100…
  • Full-Screen Ads Are Coming To The iPhone

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Pre-roll video ads, too.It looks like Apple is going big: huge iPhones, huge iPads. And now this week, we learned that Apple is working on new ways for "freemium" app makers to eke out revenue, one of which falls in line with its strategy to go bigger everything: full-screen banner ads.Read Full Story
  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
     Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More
  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
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  • Amazing Burning Man time lapse [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Burning Man is hard to describe in words, hard to capture on film. But this time lapse does a good job of showing the variety, excitement, and freedom of Burning Man. Take a look: Full story at Vimeo. More amazing videos. Photo credit: Canva
  • Finally, research reveals ideal belly button size!

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    File this under “Things to make women more paranoid,” but only if you’re insecure enough to care. (We’ll tell you right now, though, that if a partner whips out a ruler when they first lay eyes on your belly button, make a run for it; if that’s not a deal-breaker, we don’t know what is.) According to the Daily Mail: Surgeons at the University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, whose research was published in ASJ, analyzed images of 37 Playboy Playmates (really) to assess the ideal length, shape and position of the navel. With the help of…
  • 21 way for night owls to survive the morning

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Night owls and morning are like oil and water. There’s very few ways around this, but there are ways around it. Try one of these twenty-one hacks to help you get over the morning slump. For example, the Wake Me Up app forces you to walk a few steps before the alarm will turn off. Set it for enough steps to get to the shower and you’re all set! Another way to make the morning slightly more bearable is to sleep better. Or rather, sleep smarter. Use Sleepytime or Sleep Cycle to monitor your sleep cycle and find out when the best time to go to bed to ensure an optimal morning. See the…
  • Ghostbusters finally gets the Honest Trailer treatment [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Sure, it’s been thirty years since the classic comedy Ghostbusters  came out, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for Screen Junkies to throw together an Honest Trailer for it. And they do have a point: Kids movies were a heck of a lot more interesting back in the ’80s. Oh, and did we mention that National Ghostbuster’s Day is tomorrow? Just enough time to throw together a DIY proton pack! (But don’t cross those streams!) Full story at YouTube via Geeks are Sexy. Movies we still love. Graphics credit: Canva
  • ‘Hacked’ yeast may replace poppy-based painkillers

    Futurity
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived. Now bioengineers have hacked the DNA of yeast and reprogrammed these simple cells to make opioid-based medicines via a sophisticated extension of the basic brewing process that makes beer. “We are now very close to replicating the entire opioid production process in a way that eliminates the need to grow poppies, allowing us to reliably manufacture essential medicines while mitigating the potential for diversion to illegal use,” says…
 
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  • Square Reportedly Raising $200 Million at $6 Billion Valuation

    Seth Fiegerman
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Square may be looking for a new cash infusion. The mobile payment startup is said to be in the process of raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to CNBC. At least some of that capital is reportedly coming from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. A rep for Square declined to comment on the report. See also: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014 Square, run by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, was at one point viewed as a likely contender to go public this year, but reportedly put off that plan for the foreseeable future. The company is said to have posted a $100…
  • Idris Elba Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Like a Gentleman

    Andrea Romano
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Idris Elba is one classy gent. The actor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie, No Good Deed, and to publicly accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from fellow actor Daniel Sturridge. Kimmel and Elba's longtime friend "Boogie" did the honors. Elba wasn't even upset that his dapper suit got soaked Take Instagram's Hyperlapse for a Test Drive Over NYC's Bridges Father Films Daughter Taking Selfies in the Backseat Could This Hot Dog Be the iPhone 6? New 'Gone Girl' Trailer Will Leave You on Edge Read more... More about Viral Videos, Videos, Tv, Watercooler, and Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Twitter CEO Says Snapchat's $10 Billion Valuation Is 'Not Absurd'

    Jason Abbruzzese
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Snapchat has routinely been the subject of jokes about the meteoric rise of its valuation. Tuesday's report that a new funding round would value the messaging company at $10 billion only served to add to the snickers. See also: 9 Snapchat Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About Snapchat’s worth $20b; Uber is reenacting The Wire with limos; & Microsoft is right about something. I stepped off in wrong dimension today. — Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) August 26, 2014 Snapchat valued at $10 billion .. the creator still lives with his dad — Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) August 27,…
  • Zara Pulls Kids' T-Shirt That Looks Like a Nazi Camp Uniform

    Brian Ries
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    The Spanish fashion retailer Zara apologized for and pulled a kids' T-shirt from its website on Wednesday after many on social media pointed out it strongly resembled a Nazi concentration camp uniform. The company listed the "sheriff" shirt on its website for $22 as part of a fashion collection. But the long-sleeved shirt featured a yellow star to the left of the chest, which is reminiscent of the six-point Jewish Star of David. In some camps during the Holocaust, Jews were marked by a yellow triangle over a red triangle to form the Star of David; in others, a yellow star identified them as…
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Venture Capital Pitch

    Brady Bohrmann
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. If you're a founding member of a tech startup, the odds are good that at some point you will find yourself pitching a venture capital firm to raise money. Over the years, I've seen a broad array of these pitches, ranging from the cringingly bad to fantastically good. Here are a few simple tips to help you prepare for and improve your pitch to potential investors. 1. Do your homework It’s best to learn as much as you can…
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  • Full-Screen Ads Are Coming To The iPhone

    Chris Gayomali
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    Pre-roll video ads, too.It looks like Apple is going big: huge iPhones, huge iPads. And now this week, we learned that Apple is working on new ways for "freemium" app makers to eke out revenue, one of which falls in line with its strategy to go bigger everything: full-screen banner ads.Read Full Story
  • Divorce Selfies: Now A Thing

    Chris Gayomali
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Look at how happy they seem.A Florida couple officially ended their three-year marriage on Friday night. The finale to their union became the start of something else, though.Read Full Story
  • Dropbox Gives Pro Users More Control Over Shared Files

    Alice Truong
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The cloud storage company also streamlined its pricing structure for pro accounts: $10 a month for 1 TB of storage.Up until now, the only difference between Dropbox's free and pro accounts was the amount of storage available. Looking to differentiate its offering and convert more free users to paid customers, the cloud storage company on Wednesday debuted a set of features to give users more control over the files they share. In addition, Dropbox streamlined its three tiers of pro accounts to one $10 offering for a terabyte of storage per month.Read Full Story
  • If Cops Understood Crowd Psychology, They'd Tone Down The Riot Gear

    Eric Jaffe
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    A militarized police forces changes the mentality of the crowd it's designed to protect.One of the clearest lessons from Ferguson is that the militarization of local police has become a major problem across the United States. Images of grotesquely armed forces staring down peaceful protestors in the streets have given way to interactive maps of the armored vehicles and assault weapons distributed to police departments in recent years. On Saturday, President Obama announced a White House review of that unsettling trend--too late this time around, but appropriate nevertheless. The conventional…
  • How The 32 Teams Of The NFL Found Their Brand Footing

    KC Ifeanyi
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Jaime Weston, VP of Brand & Creative for the NFL, says the league pulled together on its brand only after consulting its MVPs: the fans.With 205 million unique viewers during 2013's regular season, accounting for 81% of television homes in the U.S., the NFL is one of the most visible brands in sports--and Jaime Weston has been tasked with shaping that image.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • The Hollywood-ification Of The App Store

    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
     Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s success in the App Store could open the doors to future celebrity-publisher partnerships, suggests app analytics firm App Annie in a new report out this morning which looks back on the latest in app store trends. The game, a joint effort between the celeb and publisher Glu, was the most downloaded game on iOS in July, and helped Glu become the number one… Read More
  • Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Ron Miller
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
     Nutanix, a five-year old converged infrastructure provider, announced $140M in Series E funding today, based on a whopping $2B+ valuation. The funding comes from the two biggest Boston public market investors, which chose to remain nameless (but Boston isn’t that big so we’re probably talking Wellington Management and Fidelity). The company most recently scored $101M in January… Read More
  • Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
     Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display. The Kobo Aura H20 basically takes the already-impressive Aura HD, makes the design thinner and lighter, and adds IP67 environmental resistance, which is a tough package to beat. The e-reader… Read More
  • Amazon Promotes Its Student Program With 50 College Scholarships

    Sarah Perez
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
     Amazon announced this morning that it will be offering 50 full-time, undergraduate students with a college scholarship that includes $5,000 toward their tuition as well as an additional $500 to spend on textbooks at Amazon. The scholarships, which will be merit-based, will be distributed in time for fall semester 2015. According to Ripley MacDonald, Director of Student Programs at Amazon,… Read More
  • Disney Files Patents To Use Drones In Park Shows

    Jordan Crook
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
     If Disney isn’t already the most magical place on earth, it soon will be. The mega-amusement park has filed three patents to use drones within the park, first spotted by MarketWatch. Within the patents, Disney lists a few different use cases for the drones. The first is that they could carry marionette-version Disney characters, with patent drawings showing something similar to… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
  • The best lesson from Fantasy Football's success

    Seth Godin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When people say, "my team," they mean it. In the top-down world of industrial marketing, the San Francisco 49ers say, "we built this team, buy a ticket if you want to come." Then, a few years later, it broadened to, "you should buy a jersey so you can be part of it." In the sideways, modern world of peer-to-peer connection, people say, "my team has this player, that player and this defense." It belongs to them, because they built it. Everyone has their own team. In neither case is the fan on the field, getting concussed or making the big decisions. It doesn't matter. What matters is that our…
  • The idea is not the (only) hard part

    Seth Godin
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In 1989, I created and launched a new idea: videotapes of people playing video games. It was ridiculed by the hipsters of the day, and my publisher later admitted that they hadn't even bothered to bring it to market beyond a few stores. A copycat product went on to sell a few million copies. Today, Amazon paid a billion dollars for Twitch, which is precisely the same idea, used by millions of people every day. More than a billion hours have been spent/wasted on Twitch to date, I'm guessing. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for a commission check. No, the hard part isn't merely thinking…
  • You could wreck this (if you want to)

    Seth Godin
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Which is more satisfying: Breaking something or watching someone else break it? When we sense a job is going wrong, it's easy to act out and make things worse... in the moment, it might feel like it's better to get fired for something we did than to get laid off. When a partnership hits some bumps, it might be tempting to keep score, push back on everything and get ready to fight... actually causing the change that you fear. A challenging project, employee or situation sometimes is easier to avoid than it is to work on. Leaning in is really difficult when you sense that there's nothing to…
  • Why drafting works

    Seth Godin
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    The other day, a speedster on a bike passed me as I rode along the bike path. For the next ten minutes, I rode right behind him, drafting his progress. Sure, there's an aerodynamic reason that this works--there's less wind resistance when you ride closely. But the real reason is mental, not based on physics. Drafting works because, right in front of you is proof that you can go faster. Without knowing it, you do this at work every day. We set our pace based on what competitors or co-workers are doing. One secret to making more of an impact, then, is figuring out who you intend to follow.
 
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  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
  • How to Use Content Themes to Make Blogging a Snap

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    This is a guest contribution from Sonja Jobson. This might sound familiar: you’re staring at a blank screen, panic slowly rising, headache setting in, mind blank. You’re due to publish a blog post but you have absolutely no idea what to write about. Again. The “writers block” cycle can put a serious cramp in your blogging style, but contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a mysterious ailment with no known cure. In most cases, writers block is a direct result of poor planning. This is good news, because it means that with correct planning, you can skip right over the blank screen and…
  • Why You Have a Better Chance of Landing a Guest Post Than You Think (and How to Do It)

    Guest Blogger
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Image via Flickr user Freddie Peña. This is a guest contribution from writer Ali Luke. Do you ever think about guest posting but worry you’re not ready? You probably already know that guest posting is one of the most effective ways to build relationships in the blogging world, get writing credits, and grow your audience …  … yet you might worry that no-one will take your posts, because you’re too new to blogging, your own audience is too small, or you’re not (yet) a great writer. Maybe you’ve heard bloggers say that they get dozens, even hundreds, of guest post pitches…
 
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  • Pushbullet Can Now Reply to SMS From the Desktop Using Any Texting App

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Pushbullet can't seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.Read more...
  • How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

    Alan Henry
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's one thing to dislike your job, but it's another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn't have redeeming qualities, your work environment may be toxic in more ways than one. Here's how to handle it, especially if you can't just quit.Read more...
  • Water Orchids with Ice Cubes for the Perfect Amount of Hydration

    Melanie Pinola
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Orchids are gorgeous plants, but they're not as easy to maintain as hardier plants are . An ice cube may be the trick to keeping orchids from dying.Read more...
  • Dropbox Upgrades Pro Users to 1TB, Adds Remote Wipe, Security Features

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today, Dropbox announced a re-shuffling of its Pro plans. Now, there's just the one $9.99/mo option, which comes with 1TB of storage (up from 100GB previously). The company also announced several new security features for Pro users.Read more...
  • Deadspin 15-Year-Old Catherine Bellis Upsets 12-Seed At U.S.

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Deadspin 15-Year-Old Catherine Bellis Upsets 12-Seed At U.S. Open | Gawker Cops Who Used to Have Jobs Mistake King of Morocco For a Drug Smuggler | Jalopnik The Guy That Crashed A Veyron Into A Lake Pleads Guilty, Faces 20 Years | Kotaku If Real Combat Was Like Online Shooters Read more...
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  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    Eric Slivka
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP's PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices. The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely that the schematics themselves are legitimate. Seen in that light, it is worth…
  • Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

    Richard Padilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of 2014. A report last month claimed that Intel's continued delays of its Broadwell chip may cause Apple to push back the release of its 12-inch MacBook until late this 2014 or early 2015. The 12-inch MacBook is said to include a Retina display and may either…
  • Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When iOS 8 is released to the public in the fall, iOS users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including system wide third-party keyboards, which will bring fresh functionality to the default iOS keyboard. Third-party keyboards are available on Android devices and have been long-desired on iOS, so several popular keyboard developers announced plans to bring their software to iOS shortly after third-party keyboard integration was announced at WWDC. After iOS 8 launches, we'll be seeing new keyboards from well-known developers like Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey,…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Drop in iPad Sales Just a 'Speed Bump'

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Just before news of Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro was reported by Bloomberg, Re/Code's Walt Mossberg shared a snippet of an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook commenting on the recent state of the tablet market, which has been on the decline. According to Cook, the dip in iPad sales over the past two quarters is just a "speed bump" for Apple.In a brief interview about tablets I had this week with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he said, "We couldn't be happier with how we've done with the first four years of the iPad," and added that, "I'd call what's going on recently a speed bump, and I've seen…
  • Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad in Early 2015

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Apple is planning to launch its much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015, reports Bloomberg. Hints of the tablet, which has been dubbed the "iPad Pro" in rumors, first appeared in mid-2013, with a prospective 2014 launch date. Recent rumors, however, suggested plans for the tablet had been put on hold. Mockup of a 12.9-inch iPad next to a 13-inch MacBook AirThe new iPad will have a screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren't public. Apple currently produces iPads with 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch displays. The Cupertino,…
 
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  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
  • How Can I Focus Better?

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The strangest of moments can bring you insights. I’ll tell you that for sure. Do you see the picture that accompanies this post? That was moments after winning a silly competition where I had to use a piece of uncooked spaghetti to spear six ziti noodles without using any hands. How did I accomplish this faster than my competitors? Well, that’s where the insight came in. How Can I Focus Better? In that moment, my brain-chatter was intense: “I don’t want to be here. Why did I say yes to this? This is stupid? I’m going to LOOK stupid. Wow, I’m very shaky. My…
  • How Do You Grow Your Business?

    Chris Brogan
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:56 pm
    What we do mostly at Owner Media Group is provide solutions and guidance to help people grow their business in some form or fashion. Its a mix of professional, personal, and business development all mooshed together nicely into one package. When I ask people what kind of help they need, however, it’s interesting to hear where everyone is along the path. The solutions we’ve created, as it turns out, help out along a particular curve that wasn’t immediately obvious when we started. How Do You Grow Your Business? – Starting Out Before I get started, if you want our super…
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  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
  • An Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge.

    Brian Clark
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation? Want to convert those leads to customers and clients? We’ve got you covered with Internet Marketing for Smart People. And there’s absolutely no charge. These 16 high-impact ebooks plus our 20-installment email course deliver the techniques and strategies you need to know to become a much smarter marketer online. Find out more and sign up (free) right here. About the authorBrian Clark Brian Clark is founder and CEO of Copyblogger, and uncompromising evangelist for the Rainmaker…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in IOS Accessories: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Rock and Roll, Hoochie KooThis week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes new ways to play both guitar and drums, as well as the usual array of cables, chargers, and more.BiteMyAppleYou know the tilt-shift effect on Instagram? The $70 Lensbaby lens for iPhone creates kind of an extreme version of that effect, letting you create dreamy pictures with a single point of focus, and surreal twisted lightscapes surrounding that point.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • You won't believe what we talk about on this week's podcast!!!

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast we address issues including iPhone 5 battery replacements, John Gruber’s number crunching, Facebook as arbiter of worthy headlines, why Microsoft’s Surface 2 may be under water, and what TiVo is doing for cable cutters.Show notes Apple launches free iPhone 5 battery replacement program for defective units Conjecture Regarding Larger iPhone Displays (Daring Fireball) You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait Microsoft…
  • How to free up space on a packed hard drive

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Reader Donna Vincent has a lot of files and little remaining storage space. She writes: I’ve been a Mac user for a long time and am accustomed to having space for a lot of files. That’s changed now that my MacBook Air uses an SSD drive. I find that I’m running low on storage but don’t have a plan on how to free up space. Any advice? There are tried and true means for going about this. These techniques should help.Seek out large files In the old days the Finder didn’t allow you to search for files by size. Recent versions of the Mac OS make this possible. In the Finder just press…
  • The cloud storage price wars continue with Dropbox's new plan

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Dropbox is consolidating its three Pro account options into a single plan that’s priced at $9.99 per month and includes 1TB of storage and added controls for document sharing and security. The Pro plan is aimed at freelancers, contractors and other workers who want more storage and tools than come with the free Basic plan, which starts at 2GB, but for whom a Business account might be overkill. Previously, Dropbox had three different Pro plans with 100GB, 200GB and 500GB of storage, priced at $9.99, $19.99, and $49.99 per month, respectively. Dropbox and Box: Acquisitions spotlight vastly…
  • Why I stopped reading magazines with Newsstand

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When the iPad first came out, I was really excited about its potential as a replacement for paper magazines. Back in 2010, shortly before the iPad was announced, I wrote that “the most important feature it may contain will be the ability to save the press from its demise.” I was bullish about the future of publishing on tablets. But while I still feel that tablets will come to change the way we consume “print” media, the current solution for magazines on the iPad—Apple’s Newsstand app—simply doesn’t work. I like magazines, I read several of them regularly, and have done so for…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Why VMware Will Struggle To Embrace The Future

    Matt Asay
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Most enterprises would love to embrace the future. The problem is they're so heavily saddled with the past. This is as true for customers as it is for vendors. Nowhere was this more evident than at VMworld this past week, where VMware, beset on all sides by containers, public clouds and other existential threats, embraced them all. Every single one of them.See also: Docker Promises A Standard Way To Package Apps To Run Virtually AnywhereGiven its obvious conflict of interest—VMware's crown-jewel virtualization tech pays the bills even if containers and cloud draw the developer…
  • Soon Students Will Be Able To Control Satellites In Space

    Selena Larson
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you've ever dreamed of sending a satellite up into space to measure the Earth, an education-technology company is making it possible.On Wednesday, Ardusat is publicly launching a program to offer "space kits" with programmable sensors that it will place in small satellites in partnership with commercial satellite company Spire.The space kits cost $2,500, but the company has made the curriculum and online resources available for free. And through a partnership with the Association of Space Explorers, a global professional organization of cosmonauts and astronauts, along with a grant…
  • Why We Need Messaging Apps

    Selena Larson
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This is the second part of ReadWrite's four-part series on the future of messaging.The central paradox of the social age is this: We share at once too much and too little.We share too much, because it's impossible to do more than dip into the endless stream of updates from your friends, family, coworkers—everybody.And we share too little because we have the sense of being on display when we post on Twitter and Facebook—either to a public audience or a diffuse, ill-defined set of "friends" who don't reflect our real networks of intimacy. The answer to that paradox has come in the form…
  • How California’s Smartphone Kill Switch Law Could Affect Everyone

    Adriana Lee
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    After months of campaigning for smartphone anti-theft legislation, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon got what he wanted Monday: Governor Jerry Brown signed Bill SB 962 into California law, making “kill switches" mandatory on all new smartphones. Starting next summer, all phones sold in the state must have a built-in feature that renders the device inoperable to strangers or thieves, and it must be activated by default. The idea is to discourage smartphone theft, a problem plaguing law enforcement across the country. The issue may be particularly acute in San…
  • Amazon's Cloud Is So Pervasive, Even Apple Uses It

    David Hamilton
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Amazon's cloud service dominates the Internet so thoroughly that it's scarcely worth noting new customers. Unless, that is, the customer in question is ... Apple.Tucked away in a Monday New York Times piece on the online-storage price wars lies this brief but interesting nugget (AWS is Amazon Web Services—i.e., Amazon's cloud):Apple's iCloud storage service and other parts of Apple, along with operations at several large banks, run inside A.W.S., say people familiar with the service who spoke on the condition they not be named so they could sustain relations with the powerful…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

    Chris Bank
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While the concepts are relatively easy to grasp, the many trade-offs considered and decisions made in execution are seldom easy and are often highly debated. This two-part series, looks into the product…
  • How I Built The One Page Scroll Plugin

    Pete Rojwongsuriya
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Scrolling effects have been around in web design for years now, and while many plugins are available to choose from, only a few have the simplicity and light weight that most developers and designers are looking for. Most plugins I’ve seen try to do too many things, which makes it difficult for designers and developers to integrate them in their projects. Not long ago, Apple introduced the iPhone 5S, which was accompanied by a presentation website1 on which visitors were guided down sections of a page and whose messaging was reduced to one key function per section. I found this to be a…
  • Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers

    Jon Bernbach
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    High school. I won’t lie: I did not have the highest grades in my graduating class. Some classes and lessons were so poorly designed and delivered that I would frequently become frustrated and fatigued and would ultimately shut down. The contents of the lessons would just wash over me. The experience wasn’t pleasant, and the results were obvious from my transcripts. But I did well in a few classes. The major difference was the teaching style. Currently, I am a user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designer of mobile and web applications. In a way, like a teacher, I need to present…
  • What 22 Billion Newsletters Tell Us About Designing For Mobile Email

    Ros Hodgekiss
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Do you know which platforms and email clients to focus on when creating an email newsletter for yourself or a client? Using the data from over 22 billion email subscribers, we determined what designers should prioritize, both this year and beyond. In this article, we’ll interpret the numbers from our “Email Marketing Trends401” report to help designers like you make informed decisions about what works and what doesn’t in email newsletters. Here are some of the things we’ll cover: Which email clients and platforms should we be supporting now? Does responsive design matter for email…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
  • OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

    Scott Kelby
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down).Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get past the whole thing of having nothing on, this is awesome.The contest is for photographers who want to share what they’ve learned with other photographer through a blog post, article, photo submission, etc. on InMyBag.net —-(in their words: “InMyBag.net…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Free Expo Pass for Photoshop World Las Vegas If you can’t attend the full three-day training conference, you can still take part in the Free Expo that’s headed for Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Check out the show floor, packed with free classes, product demos, and exclusive show specials from the hottest names in the industry. The Expo hits Vegas September 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Register now for your free pass! Photographing Motion Indoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera in an indoor…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Tips on How to Get New Photography Clients

    Monica Day
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Aaaaghhhh!!!! Why aren’t people knocking down my door to get me to photograph their most precious moments?! We’ve all said this. We’ve all had those moments where we just don’t understand where the people are, or the ones that will pay us are. Or you’ve finally built a business and now it’s time to move. I get it. I’m a military spouse. I move…a lot. I have to rebuild my business every two to four years. But I’ve done it, and so can you. You don’t have to be a military spouse to benefit from these tips. They can be applied to a new business, a new market, a new city, or a…
  • What’s Really Missing from Your Photographs?

    Olivier Duong
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ever felt that your images are missing a certain je-ne-sais-quoi? I remember when I was a proud young shooter, I showed my images to my photography 101 teacher, ready for him to crown me the next best photographer he’s ever seen (Hey I was young). He looked at them, and politely said “They are coming along”. What. The. Heck dude!? I looked at him in disbelief. I tried some Jedi mind tricks on him; trying to juice some positive note out of him. After a while, it was evident he didn’t want to offend me, I tried pressing him a last time and he gave me the same…
  • Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

    Jimmy McIntyre
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jimmy’s Luminosity Masks Tutorials – Art of Digital Blending Course For Photoshop is on sale now at 15% off over at SnapnDeals. Only until September 6th, grab it now! If you type the term ‘HDR’ into google images you’ll very quickly see why HDR photography has a bad reputation. While we all differ in our tastes, in recent years, those strongly saturated, blurry and noisy HDRs have fallen out of fashion, even amongst HDR photographers. Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images The goal, among many, is now a clean HDR look. HDR…
  • Three Types of Light: Diffused, Backlight and Reflected – What are They and When to use Them

    Natasha Cadman
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Light: it is the main component for every image that you will take. It does however come in many different forms, producing very different results. Some of these types of light are diffused, backlit and reflected. There will be times when each of these types of light is more readily available than another, or even in some cases multiple types of light at once. Some people create their full photographic style by using a certain type more, or less, exclusively in their work. But, knowing how to first spot the different light forms will allow you to take full of advantage of every scenario and…
  • Using Humor In Street Photography

    Valerie Jardin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Humor may very well be the toughest assignment the street photographer will take on. It takes a keen eye to see humor in the streets and some skills to capture it in a fraction of a second. Here are a few things to consider before you head out on a quest to photograph humorous situations in the streets: Humor can be subtle ©Valerie Jardin Story in a frame Just like a good joke, no explanation should be necessary. A catchy caption should suffice to enhance the humor conveyed in the image. Many newspapers used to have a ‘feature’ picture in every issue. Many still do. Think of it…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Catalyst Case for iPhone 5 / 5s provides rugged, waterproof protection

    Matt Tinsley
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last year I reviewed the now defunct Griffin Survivor + Catalyst iPhone case. This year, Catalyst Lifestyle is now a stand-alone company with an updated range of cases. I had the opportunity to try out the Catalyst Waterproof Stealth Black case for...
  • This ABC game is as easy as 123

    Jessica Buchanan
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The ABC Song is a game made up of mini games to teach children their ABCs. Each mini game offers players different ways to learn the alphabet and make connections between letters and objects that represent that letter. The ABC Song is compatible with...
  • YouTube Find: Is this the new iPhone 6?

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Doldo411 of Second City Network introduces us to the iPhone 6 in what he claims is the biggest leak in Apple history. Will you be line-waiting for this one next month?...
  • Amazon's iPhone trade-in program is tough to beat

    Yoni Heisler
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If history is any indication, the Apple masses sometime in late September will begin lining up at Apple retail stores around the globe in order to get their hands on the iPhone 6. And like clockwork, once a new iPhone is unveiled, consumers begin...
  • Likes downloads Instagram pictures you have liked

    Andy J. Williams Affleck
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Likes fixes a glaring problem with Instagram and it's free. The app is designed for iPhone 5 and up and for iOS 7 and up. In Instagram, you cannot save pictures you've liked. I save pictures because they inspire me, amuse me, because I want to later...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Samyang announces 50mm f/1.4 UCM still and 50mm T1.5AS UMC video lenses

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Korean lens brand Samyang has announced that it will use the Photokina show next month to introduce a new 50mm f/1.4 lens for stills photographers and the same lens designed for videographers using DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Both the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC and 50mm T1.5 AS UMC are designed to cover a full frame sensor and will each come in 10 mounts. Read more
  • Part two: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Our comparative review of the Panasonic GH4 and Sony Alpha 7S started with a look at their designs, handling and video spec. They've set new benchmarks for the sophistication of their video capabilities, but they're both potentially very capable stills cameras as well. That brings us to part two of our review, which adds six pages including analysis of image quality and dynamic range. We've also expanded our look at the video modes on each camera. Read more
  • Instagram Hyperlapse app creates smooth time-lapse video

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Last week Microsoft announced development of a technology that turns shaky first-person video into smooth, stabilized hyperlapse videos. Now it appears that Instagram has beaten them to market with a similar product. They've announced Hyperlapse, an app that converts videos of up to 45 minutes into smooth and stable time-lapses with a speed of up to 12x faster than the original. Read more
  • Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30?

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    With the camera industry moved on somewhat since the birth of the Fuji X series compact, is there still room for a 12 million pixel compact in a less-than compact body? In this opinion piece, senior contributing writer Damien Demolder ponders the very existence of Fujifim's newest X-series camera. Read more
  • X-Trans excellence? Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fujifilm's new X30 premium compact is an intriguing piece of kit, with a larger-than-average sensor and reasonably fast lens. While not a revolutionary upgrade to the X20, it still provides some nice improvements. After some play time, we've put together a First Impressions Review that spells out what's new and what's not.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
  • PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount. Under the terms of the deal, an £15 iTunes card drops to £11.25, while a £25 card drops to £18.75. Larger denomination iTunes cards of £50 and £100 are available for £37.50 and £75. Cards are only redeemable in the UK iTunes Store. The offer lasts until Thursday, August 28 at 11:59 BST, but as with all PayPal iTunes discounts, there are a limited number of codes available and…
  • Instagram Launches Time Lapse 'Hyperlapse' Video App

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Instagram today launched a new standalone video app called Hyperlapse, which is designed to allow users to capture high-quality time lapse videos enhanced with built-in stabilization features. According to the app's description, the image stabilization allows users to create "polished" time lapse videos that would normally only be possible with the use of a tripod. In an interview with Wired, Instagram reveals that its image stabilization feature uses the iPhone's gyroscope to measure the camera's movement, which allows video to be stabilized with a simple algorithm. Hyperlapse mimics the…
  • Likely Fake iPhone 6 Box Insert Surfaces

    Juli Clover
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    While we've seen dozens of images depicting iPhone 6 elements that are likely to be real versions of parts that will make their way into the finished device, we've also been seeing quite a few iPhone 6 mockups, iPhone 6 clones, and other fake iPhone 6 parts as we creep closer to the device's launch date. French site Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has today shared what it believes may be a genuine iPhone 6 box insert (or quick start guide) that "confirms" the launch date of the iPhone 6 as Tuesday, September 9, but MacRumors believes the insert to be fake based on several different design…
  • Google Launches New 'Slides' iOS App, Updates Docs and Sheets With Microsoft Support

    Juli Clover
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Google today launched a new Google Slides app for the iPhone to complement both Google Docs and Google Sheets, putting it in a position to better compete with business-oriented iOS software suites from both Apple and Microsoft. With Slides, Google now offers apps for creating word-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly on the iPhone. Slides is designed to allow users to create, edit, and collaborate with other users on presentations from the iPhone, iPad, or desktop. The app allows users to create new presentations or edit existing presentations, and it's possible to share…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

    hiufu
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    From Hollywood to Santa Monica, some of L.A.'s most renowned locals guide us through the star-studded citySoaking up the sun in MalibuVintage cinema honors movie historyBest of L.A. comes to life in VeniceThe surf is up and the sun is out -- CNNGo is coasting through Los Angeles this summer with star locals. Director and producer of the "Iron Man" movie series, Jon Favreau takes us to a few of the locations that have inspired his movies, including the Kogi Truck on which his latest movie, "Chef," is partially based.  Lubov Azria, one of LA's most notable fashion icons, shows us how to…
  • Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

    barry.neild
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine sceneryCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Visitors arriving in Zurich can be forgiven for wondering where the city is. Church steeples dominate the skyline. Shoes stay clean on century-old cobblestones. And lawyers and bankers jump into the Limmat to swim with the swans during lunchtime. Which begs the…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
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