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  • Humpback whale freed from netting, shows gratitude [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After getting impossibly tangled in a net, this humpback whale was in quite a bind (womp womp). Fortunately, some nearby swimmers worked hard for an hour to free the whale. After, the whale put on an incredible show of gratitude. The post Humpback whale freed from netting, shows gratitude [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Lizard Squad hacks Malaysia Airlines website with 'plane not found' message

    Mashable
    Stan Schroeder
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed credit Monday for hacking Malaysia Airlines' official website, which was unavailable for several hours During the outage, the site featured an image of a lizard, and a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found. Hacked by Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate." The site is now fully restored, and no data was stolen — according to Malaysia Airlines' post on Facebook See also: Hackers claiming credit for PlayStation outage let anyone use their DDoS tool "Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are…
  • R.I.P. PDI, The Company That Helped Turn Computer Graphics Into Art

    Fast Company
    Harry McCracken
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A mini-festival of vintage work by the pioneering studio which DreamWorks Animation is closing.After a string of box-office disappointments such as Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation is going through a pretty brutal downsizing. The cartoon studio, which has been releasing three feature films a year, is slashing its production schedule and laying off hundreds of employees. And as part of the process, it's shuttering PDI/DreamWorks, its facility in Redwood City, California.Read Full Story
  • Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    TechCrunch
    Ingrid Lunden
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
     Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group that has filed the suit and now has 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the violations. The class action covers a number of areas ranging… Read More
  • Advice or criticism?

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

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After getting impossibly tangled in a net, this humpback whale was in quite a bind (womp womp). Fortunately, some nearby swimmers worked hard for an hour to free the whale. After, the whale put on an incredible show of gratitude. The post Humpback whale freed from netting, shows gratitude [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Americans taste test Israeli snacks [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Americans trying "X" snacks is back––Israeli addition. Watch as Americans try to cram "milky pudding" and other odd (to them) snacks into their pie holes. Thanks for striking another blow for world peace and understanding, Buzzfeed. The post Americans taste test Israeli snacks [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hilarious girl gets harassed by a one-eyed emu [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you can watch this video without tearing up from laughing then there's something wrong with you. Not only is this girl's commentary hilarious, but the One-Eyed Emu's comedic timing is pure gold. The post Hilarious girl gets harassed by a one-eyed emu [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make instant, pourable ice at home [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Looking for a cool experiment to quell the kids' cabin fever? The post How to make instant, pourable ice at home [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Peanut: the story of a man and his squirrel [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    There's a magical place where squirrels hang out and eat nuts, frolic in the trees and on the grass, and come when you call. Well, at least one comes when you call. Meet Peanut, the rehabilitated squirrel. The post Peanut: the story of a man and his squirrel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Lizard Squad hacks Malaysia Airlines website with 'plane not found' message

    Stan Schroeder
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed credit Monday for hacking Malaysia Airlines' official website, which was unavailable for several hours During the outage, the site featured an image of a lizard, and a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found. Hacked by Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate." The site is now fully restored, and no data was stolen — according to Malaysia Airlines' post on Facebook See also: Hackers claiming credit for PlayStation outage let anyone use their DDoS tool "Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are…
  • David Cameron talks to prank caller pretending to be intelligence chief

    Blathnaid Healy
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    LONDON — Security is being reviewed Monday after a hoax caller managed to get through to the British prime minister's phone claiming he was the head of intelligence agency GCHQ. See also: David Cameron reveals Barack Obama calls him 'Bro' David Cameron is said to have swiftly realised the call on Sunday was a hoax and ended it. The hoax caller also got the mobile phone number of GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan's number "Following two hoax calls to Government departments today, a notice has gone out to all departments to be on the alert for such calls," a Government spokeswoman said. "In the…
  • Left wing Syriza meeting with right wing Independent Greeks seeking coalition

    The Associated Press
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    Greece's left-wing Syriza party is preparing to launch coalition talks hours after a landmark general election victory fought on a pledge to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal with the eurozone. See also: Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins election Alexis Tsipras' Syriza just missed a majority in parliament after defeating Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative coalition by a wider than expected margin. With 99.8% of the vote counted, Syriza won 149 seats in the 300-member parliament with 36.3% of the vote. The conservatives were on 27.8%, and the extreme right Golden Dawn…
  • Cross-dressers break the mold of traditional Pakistan

    Elizabeth Pierson
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Across conservative Pakistan, where extremists launch frequent attacks and many locals follow a strict interpretation of Islam, male cross-dressers face the challenge of balancing two identities. Some leave their villages for the anonymity of a big city. They fear rejection from their families, and conceal their cross-dressing from neighbors and co-workers. Many of the men have common day jobs, but by night, perform as women at parties for extra money See also: Photos from Afghanistan: Longest war in U.S. history comes to an end Although they face discrimination, the men find refuge in…
  • 40 video games we can't wait to see in 2015

    Chelsea Stark
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    With new consoles gaining a solid foothold in the market, and creative developers approaching games from different angles, 2015 looks like it will be a very exciting year for gaming. There's lots to look forward to on every single platform and for every single genre. See also: Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' heads to the Wall in 2nd episode We've compiled a list of video games we're most excited for this year. While some have firm release dates, many are only confirmed for a season, or are just vaguely labeled for a 2015 release: Image: Mashable, Bob Al-GreeneWhat games are you anticipating?
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    Fast Company

  • R.I.P. PDI, The Company That Helped Turn Computer Graphics Into Art

    Harry McCracken
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A mini-festival of vintage work by the pioneering studio which DreamWorks Animation is closing.After a string of box-office disappointments such as Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation is going through a pretty brutal downsizing. The cartoon studio, which has been releasing three feature films a year, is slashing its production schedule and laying off hundreds of employees. And as part of the process, it's shuttering PDI/DreamWorks, its facility in Redwood City, California.Read Full Story
  • Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million

    Neal Ungerleider
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The online travel industry just got a bit less crowded.There's big news in the travel world: Expedia is buying Travelocity for $280 million in cash. The acquisition follows a 2013 deal in which Expedia powered the backend of Travelocity's North American website and provided the travel service access to Expedia's supply and customer service program.Read Full Story
  • Gap Is Shutting Piperlime Down

    Danielle Sacks
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Piperlime's shutdown is just one of the big changes Art Peck has made at the San Francisco-based retailer before he even takes over as CEO.Today Gap Inc. reported it is shutting down its Piperlime business, the retailer's first attempt at launching a native e-commerce brand. "We plan to keep on pushing new ideas and look forward to seeing how we can apply what we've learned to the rest of the company," incoming CEO Art Peck said via a company press release.Read Full Story
  • Comics Legend Stan Lee Is First Person To Upload Video To LiveJournal

    Luke Dormehl
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Native video support is here, true believers!From being a comic book innovator to the only person to appear onscreen in every Marvel Universe movie, Stan Lee has had a lot of firsts in his life. This week he added another to the list—becoming the first person to upload a video to the blogging social network LiveJournal.Read Full Story
  • Apple's Angela Ahrendts Earned More Than CEO Tim Cook In 2014

    Luke Dormehl
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Ahrendts can definitely pay her rent.You know you're doing something right when you join Apple and immediately find yourself out-earning CEO Tim Cook. That's the position former Burberry CEO and Apple's current senior vice president of retail and online stores Angela Ahrendts finds herself in after joining the Cupertino tech company back in May 2014.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9

    Ingrid Lunden
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
     Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group that has filed the suit and now has 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the violations. The class action covers a number of areas ranging… Read More
  • Facebook Is Testing A Simple App For Low-End Android Phones

    Jon Russell
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
     Not content with spinning out apps for Messenger, Groups and new addition Rooms, Facebook is testing another standalone app. Facebook Lite, which some may recall as a simplified version of its mobile website back in 2009, has been specifically designed for low-end Android devices. Read More
  • Malaysia Airlines Site Hacked By Lizard Squad

    Catherine Shu
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
     Hacker group Lizard Squad, which took down Xbox Live and the Sony Playstation Network last month, have claimed credit for an attack on Malaysia Airlines’ website. The site currently displays a picture of a lizard in a top hat and monocle, as well as the text “404-Plane Not Found” (a reference to flight MH370, which disappeared in March), and “Hacked by LIZARD… Read More
  • The Reason To Be Cheerful About HoloLens

    Tadhg Kelly
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
     With the release of the HoloLens, Microsoft put something out there that has a chance of being transformative. Not in the high concept way, but in a general way especially for gaming. But is Microsoft able to bring it home, or will it get lost in its own ambitions as it has so often before. Read More
  • What VR Pioneers Can Learn From New York’s Hottest Play

    Noah Nelson
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
     Editor’s Note: Noah Nelson reports on virtual reality for TurnstyleNews.com, a tech culture site from Youth Radio.  After two years of hype from the tech press about the return of virtual reality, we’re waking up to the hard reality of a content gap. The skepticism stems from the observation that while VR is neat-o, there’s not that much you can actually do with it at… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Advice or criticism?

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

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

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

    Seth Godin
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Interrupt your rhythm and spend a few days with me and 80 people in a hurry to make a difference. Over the years I've discovered that these seminars work. You can details and a link to apply right here. It's March 6, 7 and 8 just outside of New York City. Having people apply for a seminar is an interesting choice. It certainly takes a lot more time (for you and for us) and also makes it more difficult to promote. In this case, I think it's worth it. The people in the room with you are as important (sometimes more important) than the person on stage. The connections and support and…
  • Optimistic time (vs. honest time)

    Seth Godin
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Optimistic time seems like a good idea. "We'll ship in January." "The conference will start at noon." "I'll be there in ten minutes." The hope is that the expectation of completion will raise our expectations and increase the chances that something will actually happen. In fact, though, there are huge costs to optimistic time. When you announce things based on optimism, the rest of the world you're engaging with builds plans around you and your announcement. And the cost of the person who doesn't have your software or is sitting around a meeting room for hours waiting is high indeed. The…
 
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    WIRED

  • The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity

    David S. F. Portree
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    It is strange that Lexell’s Comet is not better remembered. Discovered by ace comet-hunter Charles Messier on the night of 14 June 1770, it passed Earth just two weeks later at a distance of 1.4 million miles, closer than any other comet in history. On the evening of 1 July 1770, its nucleus shown as […] The post The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Jeanne Cavelos, Jilly Dreadful, and John Joseph Adams discuss the value of sci-fi writing workshops. The post The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: American Sniper’s Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot

    Graeme McMillan
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    While Tumblr foments unrest in its many fandom communities, the rest of the Internet continues doing absolutely outlandish things. And here they are. The post While You Were Offline: American Sniper’s Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot appeared first on WIRED.
  • Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht

    Andy Greenberg
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the site, the Dread Pirate Roberts, gave an interview and posted many thousands of words to the Silk […] The post Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht appeared first on WIRED.
  • Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech

    Rene Chun
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Leatherman's new Tread is an industry first: a serious multi-tool that's worn on the wrist. Each link on the band includes two to three functional tools, for a total of 25 usable features. The post Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kelsey Libert from Fractl. The good news: Content is here to stay as a digital marketing powerhouse, giving marketers more opportunities than ever to tune their SEO goals for every stage of the buying cycle. The bad news: The boom in content marketing has resulted in a veritable avalanche of email for publishers. In fact, some top-tier publishers receive over 300 pitches a day – more than 3x the email volume of the average worker. What does this mean? Without placements that will reach the right audiences, the quality of your content is a moot point.
  • Stay a Step Ahead on Social Media: Tips from SMX Social in Las Vegas

    Guest Blogger
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    This is a guest contribution from Paul Zubrinich of Little Web Giants. Late last year, I returned from the biggest social media marketing conference in the world, SMX Social in Las Vegas. There were experts from all fields of social media and a wealth of new ideas floating about. Here are some of the takeaways. ROI is more than conversions “Facebook News Feed is like email with a 100% open rate” – Beth Horn, Facebook Think about this scenario. Someone discovers your business through Facebook and likes it. In the coming months they notice a few of your posts and engage with a couple of…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Teach Kids Gratitude With These Tips at Different Ages

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The benefits of gratitude aren't just for adults. You can teach gratitude to children, too. The key is to make the lessons age appropriate.Read more...
  • Work Your Way Through Someone’s Confusing Email By Rewriting It

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We've all had to read those rambling emails before. You'll improve your writing skills if you occasionally rewrite a confusing incoming email.Read more...
  • Charity Miles Donates Money to Charity Every Time You Run or Bike

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Android/iOS: Fitness trackers are a great way to gamify your fitness goals and compete with others. If you're motivated by helping others, free app Charity Miles helps you earn money while you run or bike.Read more...
  • Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off.Read more...
  • Try Designer Outlet Stores for Cheaper Prices On Unusual Sizes

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you're not "average" sized, you may already have a tough time finding clothes. Specialty stores like Lane Bryant or The Foundry focus on non-standard sizes. If you're at the outlet mall, check out the designer stores for clothes in your size.Read more...
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  • Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

    Richard Padilla
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the company's factory in Austin, Texas. Apple's A8 chip Last month, a report from Korea's ET News said that Samsung had begun work on the processor in Texas. Previous reports noted that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would be producing the A9 chip, although Samsung was…
  • Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015

    Richard Padilla
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat expectations for Q1 2015 with over 61 million units shipped, while iPad shipments are expected to total to 10 million units. Kuo notes that Apple may reveal more details about the Apple Watch before its official launch, revealing specifics on battery life and the start of pre-orders. Most components of the Apple Watch will see high shipments…
  • Apple 'Excited' About HomeKit Partners Despite Slow Rollout

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    It's been more than six months since Apple first introduced HomeKit at its June 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, but HomeKit-compatible products have yet to hit store shelves and may not do so until this spring, almost a year after Apple first detailed its home automation system. HomeKit's launch has gone slower than expected, and according to sources that spoke to Re/code, the two major reasons were a "slower-than-expected" launch of the HomeKit MFi program, which began in November, and the late launch of chip specifications, which weren't sent out to chip makers until October. Apple's…
  • Apple's OS X 10.10.2 to Fix Security Vulnerabilities Exposed by Google's Project Zero

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Google's security team, Project Zero, this week disclosed to the public several security vulnerabilities in OS X, some three months after the issue were shared with Apple (via Ars Technica). While Apple has not commented officially on the issues, it appears one has already been patched and iMore reports the remaining two are fixed in OS X 10.10.2, which is currently in developer testing. Project Zero works to discover security vulnerabilities of various operating systems and software, giving their owners 90 days notice to patch the issues before publishing their findings to the public. In…
  • Apple Took Half of U.S. Phone Activations in Q4 2014 as Demand Stays Strong

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Both analysts and metrics are suggesting Apple will report record-breaking iPhone sales for the just-ended December 2014 calendar quarter, and new data released today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals the Cupertino company may have set a high bar against its competitors, grabbing half of all phone activations in the United States. While CIRP's survey included only 500 users and thus may include a significant margin of uncertainty, the data shows Apple's U.S. activation market share increasing from 28 percent in the July-September 2014 quarter to 50 percent in the…
 
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  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

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

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
  • What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand

    Chris Brogan
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    I recently picked up the Amazon Fire TV Stick so I could stream movies from Amazon Prime on my TV for the kids and stuff. I figured it’d be a little more “family” feeling than watching off my 11 inch laptop screen. I suddenly learned so much more about visual media and how much it’s coming to mirror the way USA Today thought about delivering information from as far back as when they launched in the early 80s. We love molecular media. Continue ReadingThe post What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand appeared first on…
  • Business Podcast for You?

    Chris Brogan
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Want a business podcast to listen to this year? Get mine! The Owner’s Mind. You can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher or via this website or you can dump the RSS feed in whatever player you want. Continue ReadingThe post Business Podcast for You? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • My 3 Words for 2015

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Since 2006, I’ve been inviting people to shift how they approach their year and how they frame their goals and intentions. I created the “My 3 Words” exercise because most resolutions aren’t especially helpful. We decide something vague like “I’ve gotta get in shape” or “I’ve gotta quit smoking” or “I need to make more money” but while these are all great goals, they’re not really useful as ways to guide our activities throughout the year. I thought that maybe we could come up with something better, something more…
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    Copyblogger

  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

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

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

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

    Brian Clark
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state…
  • Just the Facts: Why You Should Attend Authority Rainmaker

    Brian Clark
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 2014, we produced a different kind of online marketing conference. This year, we’re doing it again … except bigger, better, and smarter. Here’s the bare minimum you need to know to dig deeper. No hype, just the facts. What: Authority Rainmaker: Copyblogger’s live training event that provides an integrated online marketing strategy combined with the best ways to implement it. Plus great parties and networking. When: May 13-15, 2015. Who: Daniel Pink, Sally Hogshead, Henry Rollins, Danny Sullivan, Ann Handley, Chris Brogan, Bernadette Jiwa, Michael King, Joanna Lord, Joe…
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    Macworld

  • California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Earlier this month, some UberX drivers in Calfornia found themselves between a rock and a hard place: The state started requiring ridesharing service drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles, but Uber in turn suspended some drivers who did just that.However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has since reneged on its earlier policy decision, and has dropped the commercial registration requirement. According to the report, DMV officials "will meet with regulators and the industry to work through the issue," presumably to develop a…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Hard Candy's shock-absorbing case, the latest collection from Rebecca Minkoff, and more

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Slide-off covers, leather sleeves, and fashionable bagsThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes crafty designs with quickly-removable covers, elegant leather sleeves for simple but effective protection, and gorgeous bags.Hard CandyThe Shockdrop (iPad Air 2; $60) is a rugged case with a focus on shock absorption and damage prevention.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Goal posts of the imagination: Innovation means shipping

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let’s go back in time seven years. That was when the Macalope first wrote this: It’s amazing how future Microsoft products beat current Apple products time and time again, isn’t it? You’d think Apple would have just given up by now. That was in response to contentions that Windows Mobile 7 (which later shipped as Windows Phone) would crush the iPhone. Not that that context has anything to do with what we’re about to talk about. Cough. Now, back to the present where Microsoft shows us the future. Again. It looks kinda cool. It’s not, technically speaking, holograms as it was…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Help the blind with Be My Eyes, laugh at Funny or Die's weather app, and more

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Help the blind with Be My Eyes, laugh at Funny or Die's weather app, and moreThis week's roundup includes a brand-new way for sighted folks to help the blind. Plus games, music, a bunch of app updates from Google, and more.Be My EyesThis free app is for two kinds of people: Blind folks, and sighted folks who want to help them. If a blind person needs help identifying something—say, the “sell by” date on a carton of milk—they can start up a live audio-visual connection and aim the iPhone’s camera at the object they need help with. Sighted folks—volunteers who download the…
  • How to access all the power of Apple's Fonts window, and when to step up to PopChar instead

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Whether you’re a touch-typist or a hunt-and-pecker, you simply can’t access the full power of your fonts with just your keyboard. Even the first Macintosh was designed to encourage font finesse, and today’s Macs go even further by providing deep access to the thousands of characters and advanced features in modern fonts—if you know where to look. Thankfully, you don’t need an expensive design application from Adobe or Quark to find and use this font magic. Apple’s apps, like TextEdit, Pages, and Keynote, include a floating Fonts window that’s packed with features we’ll explore…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

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

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

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

    Victor Yocco
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    As members of design teams, we want as many people as possible to use what we create. This is true whether we are designing a specialized medical device for a specific type of surgery or something more mainstream, like a smartphone or video game console. We often focus on the importance of ensuring our product is usable. Less often, we discuss other factors related to people accepting and using our products. Users don’t automatically or simultaneously accept even the best ideas and most useful technologies. Acceptance and adoption happens in stages, and in order to stick, it has to happen…
  • Creating Well-Behaved Sites With The Page Visibility API

    Dudley Storey
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    We’re all resigned to it: launching a browser reloads every tab you previously had open, blasting a cacophonous mix of sound and video. While browsers have made it easier to control this experience with tab icons and extensions like MuteTab, for most people this behavior presents a confusing and disorienting experience. As developers and designers it’s our job to make the web welcoming, not overwhelming. Doesn’t it make sense that sites should only be active when they are the primary focused tab? Why are we burning up batteries and processor cycles with animation that can’t be seen?
 
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  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

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

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

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

    Brad Moore
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I was a teenager, I was a Canadian expat living in a US border town whose main interest outside of a rapidly growing fascination with photography primarily consisted of the acquisition and digestion of as much music as I could get my hands on. I mainly listened to a lot of punk, and even as I grew up there were certain things about that movement that stuck with me: bits of lyrics, simple lessons, a strong DIY ethic, etc.But it was the saying Talk – Action = 0, a slogan of Vancouver band D.O.A. that always resonated with me most. Even though it was originally meant to relate…
  • Want Some Cool Lightroom Tips? Here’s a Whole Bunch of ‘Em!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    In the past few months, since RC and I picked up the reins from Matt over at LightroomKillerTips.com we have really been putting up a ton of cool Lightroom tips, techniques and tutorials on there.For example, today I’ve got a really cool tip on how to get a “Fade” effect (like we have in Photoshop) over in Lightroom when you use the Adjustment Brush.  On Monday I did a post called “7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts” that a lot of folks said they really found helpful. Last week, RC did a short, quick, right to the point “Start to Finish in Five Minutes…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Understanding the Basic Sliders in Adobe Camera Raw

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

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this article I talk about a technique used in all types of business, but of course will relate it to photography. To make it easy to understand, I am going to discuss the technique specifically for wedding photographers. But it is important to know that the technique you will learn in this article can work for any type of photography niche or genre. Utilizing a business partner vendor list to grow your business How so? By creating something of value to offer website visitors, which will in turn get them to give you their name and email address. When someone offers you contact information…
  • Kupo Grip Master C-Stand Review

    Sime
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been using studio lights for a couple of years now, I’ve used a few different brands with all sorts of different modifiers, from the basic softboxes that your less expensive lighting kits might come with, to my current favourite, the 2 meter Octa from Studio-Flash.com. The one consistency with bundled lighting kits is that they mostly all come with a set of lightweight stands that, for the most part, are great and will certainly do what you need them to do when you’re starting out and they’ll get you a long way with clever use of sandbags and counterweights. But…
  • Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

    Simon Ringsmuth
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out of these types of shoots that I end up doing them more, though at some point it hardly seems fair because I wonder if I’m having more fun than the children whose pictures I am taking. While each session is unique, I have developed my own style (which, in many ways, will always be a work in progress as I continue to learn new things) when it comes to both the shooting and editing process, and I thought it might help those who are new…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Dance

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Earlier I shared a bunch of elegant images of the world of dance. Dance is an art form just like photography. It take discipline and endurance to be a dancer. Can you relate as a photographer? Each is a passion, something which needs practice to perfect. Dance is picturesque and often is partnered with photography as the are symbiotic – they work well together. By Michael Dunn Weekly photography challenge – dance Now it’s your turn. Do you know a dancer? Can you approach the local dance school to offer to take some photos for them? Maybe even something less formal like your…
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  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep you...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Apple hires digital...
  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Fruit Ninja [iOS Univer...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
  • Caturday: Brown Cat knows how to use a MacBook better than you do

    Steven Sande
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the years that Caturday has been a regular staple on the site, we've seen cats standing in front, laying on top, or simply snuggling the warmth of a variety of Apple devices. But until Brown Cat, we haven't had a cat who actually seems to know w...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

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

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

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

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

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 and a commission for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Take a look at some of the winning images. See gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

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

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

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here.  We are all so excited that you guys are digging the direction of where we are going with Lightroom Killer Tips.  We also wanted to make sure that you guys know that we want this to be a resource for -you-.  If we can help in any way, please make sure you let us know.  Send us a tweet, comment on a page.  Every comment gets read here, and we can try to get to them in posts as we go along. To that, I wanted to answer a quick question on Highlight warning.  Gwen asks: “I know that in my camera I see blinking red when I shoot something that is…
  • Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your Flow and Density settings. Here is an image I took of my friend David Carr playing drums for his band Third Day. I want to be able to lighten up his face just a bit and tone down the background to focus more on him. First step we usually take is to zoom in on his face and pick the adjustment brush. Set the exposure up to a reasonable setting and start painting. It will brighten him up, but it looks a tad over-edited especially on the shoulder and cheek. My default reaction would be to…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Deals have been scarce in recent weeks following all of the holiday discounts, but it appears things are beginning to pick up again. Best Buy is offering discounts on its stock of iPad Air 2 models, and there are also some deals to be had on iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and Macbook Airs. We've also got a selection of Apple-related accessories that are on sale, including quite a few speakers. Finally, we've rounded up a few games and apps that can be had at a discount this week. iPad Air 2 Best Buy has temporarily discounted its entire iPad Air 2 stock by $50 to $100, which is the best…
  • Hands-On With the ClamCase Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Keyboards have become an increasingly important way for iPad users to boost the productivity of their tablets, and there are dozens of keyboards and keyboard cases on the market designed for the iPad. Apple itself has begun highlighting keyboard cases in recent weeks, showcasing a range of products in its brick and mortar stores, and with Apple beginning to put an emphasis on iPad accessories, interest in keyboards will undoubtedly pick up in the coming months. ClamCase, a well-known iPad accessory maker, has been producing keyboard cases for several years and its most recent case, the…
  • 'GMT Bug' in iOS 8 Calendar Syncing Causing Time Zone Confusion for Users

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    A growing number of users on Apple's support forums are reporting an issue with iOS 8 and the time zones of synced calendar events, reports Forbes. Known by users as the "GMT bug," the issue is causing confusion as calendar events sometimes see a secondary time zone (frequently GMT) added on. The issue is documented in a lengthy thread on Apple's support forums that was started shortly after iOS 8 was released, and it has continued to gain significant attention since that time. According to user reports, calendar events created in one time zone are converted to another timezone possibly when…
  • Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game Shades, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download. The game takes inspiration from Tetris, with falling blocks of varying color hues - instead of shapes - needing to be slotted into the correct position by the player. Matching hues make darker colors, resulting in chain moves that can knock out entire rows of blocks. A mesmerizing, calming, zen-like experience that quickly…
  • Apple's iPhone is Most Popular in Alaska and Montana

    Juli Clover
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    A new study that measures iPhone usage rates by state suggests that Apple's iPhone is most popular in states like Alaska, Montana, Vermont, New York, Kansas, and Mississippi. The study, conducted by Chitika Insights on December 25 through December 31, sampled "hundreds of millions" of U.S.-based iPhone ad impressions to determine the percentage of iPhone users in each state. Each of the above listed states, along with many states in New England, saw between 55 and 65 percent of smartphone traffic coming from iPhones. Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana,…
 
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