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  • You scream, I scream, we all pedal for ice cream?

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    How often have you enjoyed a dessert and said you’ll work it off later? At Peddler’s Creamery in LA, the point is to earn that treat by front-loading the work and getting one very sweet payoff for your efforts. According to Treehugger‘s Derek Markham: This unique creamery creates their artisanal ice cream from local, fair trade, and organic ingredients, and every single batch is churned by bicycle. It offers both dairy and non-dairy dessert options, and if you’d like to pedal for ice cream, you can be in the Peddler’s Club and sign up for a 15-20 minute…
  • 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship in Emoji

    Mashable
    Andrea Romano
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes words aren't enough to express your desire Communication is the foundation of a good relationship — but there's nothing wrong with adding a little mystery. Sexy texts are okay, but it's much more exciting to decipher the hidden meanings behind your significant other's emoji. It's like having a dirty little secret. See also: 10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You While you may be past the shy phase, sometimes you need a little change of pace. Romance doesn't have to begin and end in the bedroom, it could start with a simple winky face. Read more... More about Lists, Humor,…
  • How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

    Fast Company
    Rachel Gillett
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.If you're like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls "sitting disease."Read Full Story
  • Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    TechCrunch
    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
     Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More
  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
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  • You scream, I scream, we all pedal for ice cream?

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    How often have you enjoyed a dessert and said you’ll work it off later? At Peddler’s Creamery in LA, the point is to earn that treat by front-loading the work and getting one very sweet payoff for your efforts. According to Treehugger‘s Derek Markham: This unique creamery creates their artisanal ice cream from local, fair trade, and organic ingredients, and every single batch is churned by bicycle. It offers both dairy and non-dairy dessert options, and if you’d like to pedal for ice cream, you can be in the Peddler’s Club and sign up for a 15-20 minute…
  • The incredible teacher we can all take a lesson from [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    No matter what the headlines scream, great teachers are not the sum of their test scores; they’re the people who inspire us to go above and beyond, be it to develop a passionate love of poetry, an appreciation of the beauty of mathematics, or simply to show us that love is the answer to our most urgent and desperate “Why?”s. The students who have the great fortune to land a seat in Jeffrey Wright’s class get far more than a science education, they get unforgettable lessons in life and why they — and everyone else — is such an important part of the great…
  • The United States of college football [map]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Can you feel it in the air? That chill is the anticipation of a season full of college football, and just to get you even more geared up, TicketCity presents the United States of College Football map, which is sure to rev the engines of all fans not represented…yet. For example, Illini fans, beware, because your neighbor to the north (and west) is creeping into your territory, and missed taking the coveted state title by a frighteningly narrow margin. Really, guys, you’re going to let Northwestern steal your thunder? How did they arrive at their conclusions, though, you might…
  • Contemplating doodling’s impact on creativity [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Think hard; when was the last time you got lost in a doodle instead of checking e-mail/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram? YouTube user Shoobeedoodling winds us along the not-always-straight path of the doodling mind, pondering when we lost the talent of doodling and what it means. Doodling is good for the brain and for your creativity. As you doodle, the left hand side of the brain begins to go to sleep and all those annoying thoughts about what, where, when and how, fade away. The the magical process begins. The right side of the brain, given time and space to be in charge, somehow come up with…
  • 10 ways to hone your communication skills

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Just because many of our interactions take place online is no reason to neglect the ever-important skill of communicating effectively face-to-face. If you’ve found your best intentions getting lost in translation while interacting with other people, it could simply be a matter of correcting some common mistakes or rethinking the subconscious signals you’re sending. Lifehack’s Melanie Pinola has ten tips for improving your communication skills that will lead to stronger relationships in both your personal and professional lives. 10. Watch your body language You tell your…
 
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    Mashable

  • 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship in Emoji

    Andrea Romano
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes words aren't enough to express your desire Communication is the foundation of a good relationship — but there's nothing wrong with adding a little mystery. Sexy texts are okay, but it's much more exciting to decipher the hidden meanings behind your significant other's emoji. It's like having a dirty little secret. See also: 10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You While you may be past the shy phase, sometimes you need a little change of pace. Romance doesn't have to begin and end in the bedroom, it could start with a simple winky face. Read more... More about Lists, Humor,…
  • 5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

    Yohana Desta
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Robots are the new kids in school The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at all See also: 11 Ways to Make Science Fun for Your Kids Robotics 101 is now in session. Here are five ways…
  • 20 Dance GIFs to Celebrate the Sweet Return of Friday

    Brian Koerber
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Thank GIF it's Friday. The workweek is nearly over. You've made it through the most difficult part, now you just have to skate through the rest of today and the long weekend will be all yours to enjoy. See also: 30 GIFs Made Better With Weird Photoshop The return of Friday and the commencement of the weekend calls for a celebration. So let loose, and have a victory dance. Happy Friday, Internet! For more Friday GIFs check out Mashable on Tumblr. Read more...More about Lists, Friday, Gifs, Watercooler, and Pics
  • Honest Descriptions of Netflix Shows, Based on TV Posters

    Max Knoblauch
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    You're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, we know. But how about a Netflix show? The sheer number of shows on Netflix makes it nearly impossible to choose something that you actually want to watch. Instead, you're left with endless questions: What shows are worth it the time investment? What shows are actually creative and fresh? What shows will help you pay off your school loans? Snap judgments are really the only way to go here. See also: 12 Signs You're Addicted to Netflix On humor site Hot Hot Phone, comedian Ben Baker created a series of new Netflix descriptions, based mostly on…
  • Malaysia Airlines to Cut 30% of Its Workforce

    The Associated Press
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 percent of its current workforce of 20,000. A search for a new CEO is underway, but there is no move to change the airline's name, which some branding experts had said was necessary for a successful makeover. See also: Malaysia Airlines Is Burning $2 Million Every Day as Flights Go Empty In an effort to lure customers, the airline has offered deep…
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  • How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

    Rachel Gillett
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.If you're like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls "sitting disease."Read Full Story
  • How To Get Over Your Self-Doubt

    Leo Babauta
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    For some, self-doubt and confidence issues color a whole lifetime. How can you break out of that shell to reach your full potential?There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life.Read Full Story
  • Productivity Hack Of The Week: A Simple Way Answer Emails Much Faster

    Rachel Gillett
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Turn email into less of a chore with templates of responses and save hours every week.In an age where the workday is seemingly getting longer and longer, every minute counts. So we thought we'd give you some of them back with this week's productivity hack.Read Full Story
  • Google Is Working On Drone Deliveries Too

    Alice Truong
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Google X's Project Wing originated as an experiment to deliver defibrillators to people suffering from heart attacks.Amazon's not the only company that wants to deliver packages via drones. Google confirmed Thursday it has been running its own autonomous delivery tests in Australia as part of a secret program called Project Wing.Read Full Story
  • Samsung Is Unpacking New Products On September 3, And We'll Be There

    Harry McCracken
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Stay tuned for news about a giant phone--and maybe a virtual-reality headset, too.Apple isn't the only company holding a big product launch event in September. Actually, Samsung is going to have three of them--simultaneously--in Berlin, Beijing, and New York. They're happening on Wednesday, September 3, less than a week before Apple's bash in Cupertino.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
     Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More
  • Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
     A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down, and he is passing on the reigns to Pekka Rantala, who most recently has been the CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall but also spent many years with Nokia. In the words of… Read More
  • Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    Catherine Shu
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
     Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development. Plasticity was founded in 2012, three years after co-founder and CEO Jim Moss, a former professional lacrosse player for Colorado Mammoth, fell ill with swine flu and was also diagnosed with… Read More
  • Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba

    Catherine Shu
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
     Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Baidu are teaming up with conglomerate Wanda to form an RMB 5 billion (about $814 million) e-commerce joint venture in a bid to challenge Alibaba’s dominance. Wanda, a real estate and movie theater chain group, will hold a 70 percent stake, while Tencent and Baidu will each hold 15 percent. Read More
  • Cocktails, Wireless Power And The Giant Disrupt Battlefield Stage

    Sam O'Keefe
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
     Presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield is always an adventure, even with months of preparation. From last-minute hardware issues to the occasional tear, you never know what can happen when you combine cocktails, wireless power and a massive audience. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
  • Announcing a fall internship

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    I'm hiring one or two paid interns. It's a great opportunity to learn, to experiment and to get some hands on experience. Find all the details right here. If you know someone who might be interested, I'd appreciate it if you would forward this to them.        
  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
  • "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…
 
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    WIRED

  • MIT and Marriott Are Testing a Matchmaking Table Fed by LinkedIn Data

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    How do we curate those experiences and connect people with like interests? With a LinkedIn-connected table, of course.
  • Pop Culture’s 6 Biggest Losers This Summer, From Godzilla to TV Execs

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Yesterday, we sang the praises of the Big Winners of the summer. But for every person, movie, etc. that comes out of the season smelling like awesomesauce, there are bound to be even more who, well, stink. Sometimes they fail of their own accord, sometimes they are failed by their audience. Either way, they just didn't have the goods. Here are a few of the summer's biggest disappointments.
  • How to Use OS X Yosemite’s Best New Messages Features

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    For those who’ve just started using the beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we’ve got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS and its many new features. In this edition, we take on the new features in Messages.
  • This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That's why, before it leaves the factory, Bugatti wraps the car more carefully than royal nurses swaddle the future King George.
  • Turns Out Wolves’ Yawns Are Contagious, Too

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    In the yawns of wolves, scientists have found a hint of emotional depths once thought restricted to humans and our closest ancestors. Contagious yawning — the tendency to involuntarily follow suit when seeing another person yawn — is thought to be linked to empathy, drawing on some of the same cognitive mechanisms that underlie our ability to share the feelings of others. According to a new study, wolves yawn contagiously, too.
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Use Written Suggestions to Get Ideas Out of Quiet Meeting Members

    Eric Ravenscraft
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the big problems with meetings is that, more often than not, a small number of people end up doing the majority of the talking. To get ideas from everyone else, try asking for written submissions.Read more...
  • Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day

    Patrick Allan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you're feeling nostalgic for the shows of your childhood, Nick Reboot streams shows like Rocko's Modern Life, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Hey Arnold! 24 hours a day, for free.Read more...
  • This Graphic Helps You Choose the Right Fitness Class for You

    Alan Henry
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Going to the gym is no picnic, but you can make it more fun by taking a fitness class. Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, and other group classes are fun and keep you motivated. This graphic offers some common ones, and while it's not exhaustive, it can help you pick one that may work for you.Read more...
  • How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

    Eric Ravenscraft
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, for starters, you could turn them into your own personal media servers.Read more...
  • The Flat Tiles Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Single-screen home screens are excellent at getting you to what you need without too many taps. This design from My Color Screen user Pitoko/David does it with flair, employing some eye-catching tiles.Read more...
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  • More High-Quality Photos Show 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell with Colored Bands

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    New high-quality photos of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's rear shell have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), showing us what may be a finished back from the space grey version of the device. Notably, this newest component appears to have its rear bands colored in to fit with the rest of the device, perhaps suggesting that the different color options of the iPhone 6 will feature a similar treatment. Besides its colored bands, the rear shell shown in the photos appears to be consistent with previous looks at the component, displaying a rounded chassis, embedded rear logo, and more. The…
  • Samsung Asks NYC Street-Goers to Compare Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air in New Ad

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by iGeneration (Google Translate), the video involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S, highlighting the tablet's display, weight, and camera. When matched up side-by-side, some users claim that the Galaxy Tab S is "definitely thinner", while others express that the tablet's screen "looks brighter" when compared to the iPad Air. The host claims that the Galaxy Tab S has "one million more pixels than the iPad Air", which is…
  • Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    Apple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket systems, while also allowing for further integration with other methods. Throughout the past week, a number of rumors and reports from various sources have claimed that the iPhone 6 will gain NFC support. Evidence of NFC capabilities provided by NXP first surfaced earlier this week in a claimed schematic, which showed the company's PN65…
  • Apple Blogger John Gruber Hints at NFC For iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Following a report from Wired suggesting NFC-based mobile payments will be a "hallmark" feature of the iPhone 6 and a confirmation from Re/code, Apple blogger John Gruber has now thrown in his two cents, with a cryptic post hinting Apple is indeed planning on including NFC in the iPhone 6 as part of a new mobile payment solution. Gruber's post references an earlier "joke" that pointed towards a wearable device debut in September, which turned out to be accurate in light of recent rumors also suggesting a September introduction for the device. I've been working on a new joke -- about NFC and a…
  • More Claims of September 9 Debut for Apple's Wearable Device, Likely Positioned as iPhone Accessory

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Yesterday, Re/code broke the news that Apple planned to introduce its upcoming wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, and now Bloomberg is seconding that rumor, pointing towards a simultaneous debut of two different iPhones and a wearable device at Apple's September 9 event. According to Re/code, Apple had originally planned to introduce its wearable device at an October event separate from its September iPhone event, but later ended up changing its plans. Bloomberg speculates that Apple's plan to debut the wearable device alongside the iPhone may be the company's way of limiting…
 
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  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • 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…
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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

  • Appreciating the Apple TV

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    With one or more autumnal Apple events on the horizon we turn our thoughts not only to what Cupertino has in mind for the iPhone and iPad, but the direction the next generation Apple TV might take. We’ve already issued some ideas on what a future Apple TV might be in regard to a content delivery system as well as a HomeKit hub, but as much fun as it is to play guessing games with Apple’s engineers, it’s also worthwhile to stop and appreciate what advantages the Apple TV offers now over another set top box such as the Roku 3. While I have each device, I see areas where the Apple TV…
  • FruitJuice review: Practice good battery health with your MacBook

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Leaving your MacBook plugged in all the time—for example, in order to use it with an external monitor while its lid’s shut—can be bad for the battery’s longevity. The Battery Project’s FruitJuice (Mac App Store link) aims to help you keep your battery healthy by telling you when and for how long you’ll need to unplug each day. FruitJuiceTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    When Apple landed a $30 million iPad contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2013, it was heralded as a big win for the company—after all, LAUSD is the second-largest school district in the country. But the deal apparently didn’t earn straight As: Earlier this week, the district announced it was canceling its contract with the iPad maker. According to the L.A. Times, the reason behind the cancelation was at least partially political, as “the superintendent and his top deputy had especially close ties to executives of Apple, maker of the iPad, and Pearson, the…
  • BioShock, one of the best shooters of all time, hits iOS -- and it's still great

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    The lines are blurring between AAA console and mobile game development. It's not happening in great volume just yet, nor are all major publishers converting their elaborate controller-based games into touch experiences. Activision's upcoming Skylanders: Trap Team for iOS and consoles alike is one huge example, but 2K Games has been already leading that charge with great success. Last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown made an almost seamless transition from an amazing $60 tactical strategy game into a lightly scaled-back $20 touch iteration, and now 2K is dipping into its back catalog for today's…
  • Apple to hold press event on September 9

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    We’ve heard rumor after rumor, but now it’s official: Apple will be holding a press event on September 9, kicking off at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern. Invitations dispatched to press on Thursday morning were even more cryptic than usual, with a white-on-white Apple logo, the date, and a message reading “Wish we could say more.” The event takes places at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, an unusual venue for the company, which either tends to use its own campus’s Town Hall or the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The company’s expected to announced a new…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Why Doesn't Your Government Run Like This?

    Matt Asay
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Imagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. You'd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a parking violation or ... well, anything.No, really. Stop laughing.In the UK, a slew of changes to how technology is delivered has upended decades of dissatisfaction with government services. So much so, in fact, that one recent service upgrade netted a 90% approval rating from citizens.What's going on?Putting Citizens FirstMike Bracken (@MTBracken), executive director of the UK's Government Digital…
  • Our Growing Obsession With Screens Is Killing Our Brains

    Selena Larson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf.A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were “significantly” worse for readers who read on a Kindle versus a paperback book, the Guardian reports. Fifty readers were given a mystery book to read; half were given a Kindle, and the other half, a paperback. The researchers, led by Anne Mangen from the University of Stavanger in Norway, discovered that reading on a Kindle…
  • Apple Confirms: It's Holding An Event On September 9

    Stephanie Chan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Apple confirmed that it will be holding a special event on September 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif. The company's coy teaser, "Wish we could say more," leaves us wondering what we can expect here. If rumors hold true, we'll see new iPhones (which may include NFC mobile payments), iOS updates and even the long-awaited and hotly-debated Apple wearable device. 
  • Ahead Of The iWatch, Apple Has Given HealthKit A Workout

    Owen Thomas
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.When Apple first unveiled HealthKit, its software for weaving together fitness apps, wearables, and iPhones, there were more breathless exclamations than you'd find in your average SoulCycle workout.I was quick to deflate the hype around HealthKit, pointing out that the skimpy specs and documentation Apple released this summer showed that it was geared around fairly specific medical tasks, like recording a body-temperature reading from your armpit—not the needs of fitness-app makers.Since…
  • Samsung's New Gear S Smartwatch Looks Great

    Adriana Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    On the heels of this year's Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Live, Samsung just announced Thursday another new smartwatch. And this one's a looker. But is it a doer? That's another question entirely.The Gear S, announced Thursday, features a curved, two-inch AMOLED screen that should offer beautiful visuals (and does, at least in Samsung's marketing photos). And because the screen isn't just another flat slab of glass, it lends the whole watch an uncharacteristically fashionable appearance—one similar to those wide cuff-style bracelets intended for both women and men.In theory, the Gear S backs up…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

    Jon Arne Sæterås and Luca Passani
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few…
  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • 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…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Rob Ford dances during meeting

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    At the end of the Toronto City Council's term, Rob Ford put on a show, singing and dancing to a Bob Marley tune.
  • Brangelina

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday.
  • Ukraine

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine should open a humanitarian corridor for surrounded Ukrainian troops to retreat from the battlefield, the Russian President's office said Friday.
  • ISIS vs. Al Qaeda: How they differ

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    Jim Sciutto explains the similarities and differences between these Islamist jihadis.
  • Ukraine fighting on 2 fronts

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:31 am
    Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine should open a humanitarian corridor for surrounded Ukrainian troops to retreat from battle, the Russian President's office said.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Special “This Weekend Only” Deal For My Readers on a 15″ Toshiba Laptop

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 3 Essential Photoshop Tools for New Portrait Photographers

    Leah O'Connell
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Opening Photoshop for the first time is kind of like going on your first date; your hands sweat, your eyes glaze over, you completely lose all sense of direction and time. At least that was the scenario for me. Photoshop is an incredibly complex program that can be used as an artistic tool for positive enhancement, or gross distortion when it comes to portraiture. It’s all too easy to over-edit, get carried away with the sheer number of the tools at your fingertips, or attempt elaborate cover-up schemes for poorly shot images when first starting out. There are certain tools I grasped at…
  • Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations

    Bruce Wunderlich
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photography has been around since the early 1820’s. Of course, back then the technology of “picture taking” was not accessible to the common person. But have things ever changed! With the availability of digital cameras ever present, even in our cell phones, take a moment to consider these facts. Every two minutes today there are as many photos taken as were taken in the entire 19th century (1800s), and ten percent of all the photos ever taken were snapped within the last twelve months! The Postcard: The Start Westward Monument in Marietta, Ohio. (18mm 1/80th of a second at…
  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I used an 85mm lens fitted with a 500D close-up lens to create this photo of a Chinese Water Dragon. Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to a showroom to buy a new car and the salesperson said “Sir, the only car for you is a Ford Focus”. Fine, if that’s the car you happen to want. But how…
  • 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…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Epic Eric saves the day with one touch

    Jessica Buchanan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Epic Eric is an action packed puzzle game where you play as a knight or princess who must save the other. There are platforming elements that challenge the player to get the right combinations of moves and timing to collect stars and reach the...
  • Best educational apps for high school students

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start heading back to school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child's education and stimulate them to get involved with quality educational iOS apps. We've...
  • Check out Nav Camera if you need precise location info for photos and video

    Mel Martin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Nav Camera (US$3.99) is an innovative app that uses navigation, augmented reality and display overlays to tell you where you are, your altitude, the direction you are facing and more. The information appears on your image in real time and it's...
  • Germanium is addictive humility

    Chad Hensley
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Germanium, developed by Edamame, and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS 7.0 or later), is entertainment stripped down to the core. In the app store, the description promises a 100 second challenge that, "will utterly destroy every bit...
  • HooToo TripMate Elite: A travel jack-of-all-trades

    Steven Sande
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Traveling in the mobile age can be an exercise in trying to pack all of your tech gear so that it's easily accessible during the journey. For short trips, you might be able to get away with as little as a charging cable and an external battery pack...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    GoPro's in-house production team travel the globe with some of the world's best athletes and produce videos like the Hero 3+ launch, with over 16 million views on YouTube. This week GoPro and its production team released a new tutorial series called the GoPro Field Guide, a set of videos designed to delve a little deeper into some of the more complex functions of their action camera lineup. Read more
  • Corel unveils PaintShop Pro X7 with new tools and a fresh design

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This week Corel has unveiled PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate, two new versions of its image editing software for Windows. This update features extensive changes to the user interface as well as a claimed 30 percent improvement in brush performance, including the Paint Brush, Airbrush and various retouching tools. Speed improvements have allowed for new instant previews of effects before they are applied to images and the 64-bit architecture allows fast performance with larger or multiple images. Read more
  • Casio develops Exilim EX-FR10 two-part action cam with wireless monitor

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Casio is set to launch a new action cam in September, featuring a wireless camera unit that is detatchable from the main body. The Casio Exilim EX-FR10, which will initially be only available in the Japanese market, uses a Bluetooth connection with a range of up to 10m between the body and the camera so images can be recorded remotely and monitored on the 2-inch 230,400-dot touch screen. Read more
  • Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL7, refreshing its entry-level mirrorless line. It offers a 16MP CMOS sensor, 3-axis image stabilization system borrowed from the OM-D E-M10, 8 fps continuous shooting and built-in Wi-Fi. Not forgetting the self-portrait-obsessed masses, the E-PL7 provides an articulated 3" touch LCD capable of flipping downward by 180°. Along with the E-PL7, Olympus has also announced an update to its OI.Share app as well as a black version of its 12mm F2.0 prime. Read more
  • Self portrait: Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At first glance the Olympus PEN E-PL7 looks like yet another compact, selfie-friendly mirrorless camera -- but looks can be deceiving. The innards of the camera come largely from the excellent OM-D E-M10, and Olympus touts the E-PL7's autofocus system as its best yet. For all the details on the latest PEN, check out our First Impressions Review.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 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…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • 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…
 
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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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