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  • When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos]

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    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Think dance is the one art form that can't go high tech? Think again with these amazing combinations of live dancers and digital projection mapping, wherein technology adds elements of illusion to already impressive performances. The post When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The science behind brain farts

    Mashable
    Matt Petronzio
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    It happens to you all the time. You're mid-sentence during a meeting with your boss, working on The New York Times' crossword puzzle, typing up an essay for grad school, or even talking to your mom on the phone — and the next word you're looking for just doesn't ... come. You know the word. You've used it before. Maybe you remember the letter it starts with or the syllabic rhythm when it leaves your mouth There's a scientific term for this totally common phenomenon, which we like to call a "brain fart." You're experiencing tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) syndrome, from the phrase "it's on the…
  • Facebook's Lite App Is A Version Of The Social Network Aimed At Emerging Markets

    Fast Company
    Luke Dormehl
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Enhancing communication in underserved areas? We can "like" that.After conquering developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, the tech world is eager to expand into the developing world in search of new, untapped populations of potential customers. While that all makes perfect sense in theory, in practice it can lead to challenges.Read Full Story
  • Alibaba Affiliate Ant Credit Launches $80M Financing Program For Female Entrepreneurs In China

    TechCrunch
    Catherine Shu
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
     Ant Credit, a company affiliated with e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced today that it will set up a financing program for female entrepreneurs in China with a 500 million RMB ($80 million) loan from International Finance Corp (IFC). The loan program can potentially boost the amount of borrowers who use Ant Financial’s services. Ant Credit provides small online loans and says many of… Read More
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
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  • When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Think dance is the one art form that can't go high tech? Think again with these amazing combinations of live dancers and digital projection mapping, wherein technology adds elements of illusion to already impressive performances. The post When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make floating bread hippos for soup

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Nothing tastes better on a snowy, winter evening than soup, and at the end of a hard day dealing with snow delays, icy roads, and soaking wet clothes, this would put a smile on anyone's face. The post How to make floating bread hippos for soup appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Magician Paul Daniels performs a fantastic “camera trick” on TV [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Although this clip is from 1984, it's still pretty dang impressive. Paul Daniels performs a disappearing trick with a camera. Ok, no big deal, right? Here's the rub: the camera is running, and there's a live feed of what the camera sees up until the moment it disappears. The post Magician Paul Daniels performs a fantastic “camera trick” on TV [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Rowlf remake of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” reveals disturbing Muppet sub-plot [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Color me shocked at the revelation that while Rowlf the Dog appeared to be comforting Kermit D. Frog over the sudden disappearance of Miss Piggy in The Muppet Movie, he apparently had an entirely different agenda in mind. The post Rowlf remake of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” reveals disturbing Muppet sub-plot [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This hero built his rabbit a cart to fetch beer [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It's going to be hard not to want a rabbit after watching this video. Wallace the Rabbit has been trained to fetch his owner beer, using this hand-made (and very adorable) beer cart. The post This hero built his rabbit a cart to fetch beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • The science behind brain farts

    Matt Petronzio
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    It happens to you all the time. You're mid-sentence during a meeting with your boss, working on The New York Times' crossword puzzle, typing up an essay for grad school, or even talking to your mom on the phone — and the next word you're looking for just doesn't ... come. You know the word. You've used it before. Maybe you remember the letter it starts with or the syllabic rhythm when it leaves your mouth There's a scientific term for this totally common phenomenon, which we like to call a "brain fart." You're experiencing tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) syndrome, from the phrase "it's on the…
  • The best of the blizzard in photos and Vines

    Annie Park
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    An all-out blizzard has slammed the northeastern U.S. with a thick blanket of snow, and it just keeps getting worse. More than 5,500 flights have already been canceled. Several states have put in place travel bans for the sake of safety. Even major transit systems like the MTA, MBTA and Amtrak have suspended their service for Tuesday. This storm is no joke. See also: The 11 most crucial items to stock up on before a storm But even so, there were souls brave enough to make the trek to parks, bridges and rooftops just to get that one solid capture. From slushy streets, to snowmen, to portraits…
  • David Tennant cast as villain in Marvel's Netflix series 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

    Blathnaid Healy
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    LONDON — Fans of the popular former time lord David Tennant will be very happy to hear he's been cast as the villain in Marvel's forthcoming series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones See also: Lego 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Tribute Is Simply Brilliant Marvel announced Monday evening that Tennant is joining the the show starring Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B—— in Apartment 23) and Mike Colter (The Good Wife), who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix this year. The Scottish actor, who became a firm fan favourite after playing the…
  • 'Miniature' boats race on Sydney Harbour in beautiful tilt-shift video

    Jenni Ryall
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    A 23-second, tilt-shift, time-lapse clip, posted on YouTube channel Media 24h, shows Sydney ferries racing on the harbour. In the beautiful clip, the ferries appear more like children's toys in a bathtub, as they competed in the annual Ferryathon on Jan. 26. The tilt-shift effect seen in the video makes the objects appear "miniature," by using a lens that shifts the depth of field to a diagonal line instead of a straight horizontal plane from the camera. The race involves the fleet of Sydney ferries going head-to-head on Sydney's iconic harbour from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back to…
  • Apple Q1 earnings preview: what to expect

    Seth Fiegerman
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    This is the one to watch. After a relatively quiet first half of 2014, Apple announced pretty much all of its new products and services in September and October. On Tuesday, shortly after the market closes* at 4pm ET, Apple will release its first quarter earnings report of the 2015 fiscal year, offering the clearest picture yet on how these products and services have performed. See also: What to expect from Apple in 2015 The spotlight, as always, will be on iPhone sales, which continue to represent the bulk of Apple's business. Apple CEO Tim Cook immodestly predicted that the new iPhone 6 and…
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  • Facebook's Lite App Is A Version Of The Social Network Aimed At Emerging Markets

    Luke Dormehl
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Enhancing communication in underserved areas? We can "like" that.After conquering developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, the tech world is eager to expand into the developing world in search of new, untapped populations of potential customers. While that all makes perfect sense in theory, in practice it can lead to challenges.Read Full Story
  • Google Deal Brings NFL Highlights To YouTube

    Luke Dormehl
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    A step in the right direction, if not yet a touchdown.Not long after it was announced that ESPN will be available for streaming over the web, courtesy of the Dish Network, the NFL has signed a deal that will allow viewers to watch official highlight clips via YouTube.Read Full Story
  • Analysts: Apple Is Selling More iPhones In China Than In The U.S.

    Luke Dormehl
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Apple's China strategy is paying off in a big way.Tim Cook has been outspoken about his belief that China will one day overtake the U.S. in Apple sales, and ahead of Apple's earnings call tomorrow, analysts are predicting that he's been proven right.Read Full Story
  • Stop Pirating Pro Tools: Here Comes A Free Version Of The Audio Editing Software

    Tyler Hayes
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    A new, free version of Pro Tools is geared toward beginners.The name Pro Tools typically conjures feelings of love or hate—or, most often perhaps, anxiety. That might change soon, however, with the upcoming release of Pro Tools First, a free, less-intimidating version of the extremely popular audio editing software.Read Full Story
  • In This Lost Interview, Elliott Smith Reveals How He Found His Unique Voice

    KC Ifeanyi
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    PBS delivers an intimate, animated interview with the late musician in a new episode of "Blank on Blank."It's hard to imagine Elliott Smith screaming anything.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Alibaba Affiliate Ant Credit Launches $80M Financing Program For Female Entrepreneurs In China

    Catherine Shu
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
     Ant Credit, a company affiliated with e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced today that it will set up a financing program for female entrepreneurs in China with a 500 million RMB ($80 million) loan from International Finance Corp (IFC). The loan program can potentially boost the amount of borrowers who use Ant Financial’s services. Ant Credit provides small online loans and says many of… Read More
  • Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital

    Catherine Shu
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
     Ele.me, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, announced this afternoon (link via Google Translate) that it has raised $350 million in Series E funding from CITIC, Tencent, JD.com, Dianping.com, and Sequoia China. The investment is notable because Tencent, e-commerce company JD.com, and restaurant review site Dianping.com are closely aligned. Read More
  • Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Frederic Lardinois
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
     Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks. Read More
  • Youth For Technology’s 3D Africa Program Wants To Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects

    Catherine Shu
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:54 pm
     Non-profit Youth For Technology wants to encourage girls in Africa to get into science and engineering through 3D printing. The group is currently running a flexible funding campaign on Indiegogo and will use the money to help cover the costs of of buying equipment for schools. The program, called 3D Africa, has already received a grant from Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), but hopes that… Read More
  • JD.com Beefs Up Its Imported Food Business To Compete Against Alibaba

    Catherine Shu
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
     JD.com, the second-largest e-commerce company in China after Alibaba, has unveiled a major push to grow its imported food business. The program is significant because imported food is one of China’s fastest-growing markets and therefore an important vertical for Alibaba, JD.com, and other e-commerce companies. Read More
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  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
  • Advice or criticism?

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

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

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

  • What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball

    Alyssa Coppelman
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Five times a week, “Bullet Man” Ruben Mariani is shot out of a cannon to entertain the crowds of Circo Mundial, one of Portugal’s largest circuses. Photographer Francisco Salgueiro captured the exciting moment for Circus Life, an ongoing project that goes behind the scenes of Portugal's 25 traveling circuses. The post What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets

    Marcus Woo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Think “moon” and you probably envision a desolate, cratered landscape, maybe with an American flag and some old astronaut footprints. Earth’s moon is no place for living things. But that isn’t necessarily true for every moon. Whirling around Saturn, Enceladus spits out geysers of water from an underground ocean. Around Jupiter, Europa has a salty, subsurface […] The post Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Internet of Anything: A Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets, From Phones to Refrigerators

    Klint Finley
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The company behind a new virtual assistant wants to give telcos and electronics manufacturers a bigger stake in the Internet of Things. The post The Internet of Anything: A Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets, From Phones to Refrigerators appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why You Need a Jet to Prep for a 1,000-MPH Car Race

    Jordan Golson
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    It’s really, really hard to drive a rocket-powered “car” at extremely high speeds. Just ask Top Gear’s Richard Hammond. It takes loads of preparation, funding, and special equipment, plus a lot of communication to make sure everything’s going as planned. That’s why the folks behind the Bloodhound SSC—a rocket-powered car that’s aiming to break both […] The post Why You Need a Jet to Prep for a 1,000-MPH Car Race appeared first on WIRED.
  • Here Are the Films We’ve Caught in the First Three Days of Sundance

    Jordan Crucchiola
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    We may not be able to see every movie at the festival, but we're doing our level best to track down what’s new and what’s next. Here’s how it’s gone so far. The post Here Are the Films We’ve Caught in the First Three Days of Sundance appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. As you know eBay, Amazon, and all these the other sites spend millions to do one thing. And that’s win people’s trust. How much are you spending to build trust with new people? And how exactly are you doing this? I understand they’re not making time anymore, but trust doesn’t come easy either. Knowledge is ever…
  • 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.
 
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  • The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his loadout for a 23 country, year long trip.Read more...
  • Puree Veggies for a Quicker, Thicker Tomato Sauce

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Everyone should learn how to make a quick and tasty tomato sauce . Save time by pureeing the vegetables with a food processor.Read more...
  • Evaluate Your Life Each Day with One Basic Question: Did Today Matter?

    Patrick Allan
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It's easy to zone out and get trapped in the day-to-day mindset, but if you're really trying to take your life in a certain direction, you need to make progress. With a short, but sweet question you can help yourself maintain focus on moving forward.Read more...
  • Ferment Your Own Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce Using Greek Yogurt

    Patrick Allan
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    If you're a fan of spicy foods then you know how awesome a good hot sauce can be. You can make your own at home using Greek-style yogurt—or the whey from the yogurt to be specific—to kick the fermenting process in to high gear.Read more...
  • The Unique Difficulties that Women Face with Weight Loss

    Dick Talens
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you're a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it's hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.Read more...
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  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features

    Juli Clover
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Apple's iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. As noted by German site iFun.de, Apple's web-based Photos app has also gained a new feature that allows users to send photos via email directly from the website, making sharing photos easier than ever before. The addition of new zoom and email features follows a major November update to the iCloud.com Photos app, which began allowing users to upload photos to iCloud for the first time. Before the addition…
  • OS X 10.10.2 Includes Fix for 'Thunderstrike' Hardware Exploit Affecting Macs

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple is readying a fix in OS X 10.10.2 for the so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit targeting Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports, iMore has learned. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability by making code changes in the upcoming software update that prevent a Mac's bootrom from being replaced or rolled back to a previous state in which it could be attacked.To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac's boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible…
  • Rumored 'iPad Pro' and Companion Stylus Imagined in New Renderings

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Following an influx of rumors surrounding the "iPad Pro" and a possible stylus accessory launching around the same time, well-known 3D modeler and designer Martin Hajek has created a series of concept renderings for each device on his blog. Hajek's models include several details rumored for the iPad Pro, which has been claimed to carry a 12.2 - 12.9 inch display and fall in line with the rounded design of the current iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The renderings are based on some design drawings that surfaced last November, with Hajek noting the design brings back the larger bezels seen in…
  • Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with The Telegraph, Woodside states the company had plans to include the finger-sensing feature in the Nexus 6, which was launched late last year, but due to Apple's poaching of "the best supplier" for the technology and other suppliers not meeting quality expectations, Motorola decided to remove the feature before launch. “The secret behind that is that it was…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

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

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

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

  • Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have experienced—and reported—since the operating system launched three months ago. In a seven-day span, Apple released two iterations of the beta of OS X 10.10.2, the first on Jan. 14, the second on Jan. 21, hinting that the final release is imminent. Apple, like most developers, typically shortens the interval between builds the closer it comes to a final release. As they have before, the cryptic release notes for what was pegged as build “14C106a” called…
  • Apple will shut down original TestFlight beta testing platform in February

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    After acquiring TestFlight developer Burstly in 2014 and releasing an official Apple-approved TestFlight app shortly after, Apple is now shuttering TestFlight’s original mobile Web-based testing platform in February. Developers will have a couple of weeks to prepare for the switch, and testers will have to download the TestFlight app to continue trying out apps. On Monday, the TestFlight team published an article announcing the upcoming change and also sent out an email to users still registered with the legacy site. TestFlightapp.com will shut down on February 26.To read this article in…
  • 1Password updates for Mac and iOS make password management 'fun'

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Days after LastPass rolled out a native Mac app, popular rival 1Password has major updates for its own iOS and Mac apps. If you’re not already securing your passwords with a manager like 1Password, these updates make the process easier and more appealing. Version 5.2 for iOS has a brand-new Login Creator for adding accounts and creating tough-to-crack passwords for hundreds of sites. In a Monday blog post, 1Password called the new feature “fun”—or as fun as managing your passwords can be. The new feature is free for both pro and regular users.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    One of the things that has certainly helped Apple be successful is making both the hardware and the software that runs its devices. Because of this, issues of compatibility have always been less problematic on Macs than they have on PCs. But when 2007 rolled around, and Apple introduced the iPhone, Apple no longer controlled the users’ end-to-and experience. Using this device depended on not just hardware and software, but also a mobile phone network. Sure, using a Mac on the Internet has also depended on ISPs (Internet service providers), but Internet access contracts are simpler, and…
  • Apple Watch to go on sale in March, claims analyst

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Apple Watch will go on sale in March, and though component shortages may be an issue, about 5 million of the devices are likely to be sold in the first quarter, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Apple hasn’t given a launch date for its first smartwatch, which it unveiled in September, only saying to expect the device in early 2015. In addition to Kuo’s research note, however, other reports also have said the watch will be generally available in March. Before the device becomes available, Apple will reveal additional information on the watch, including battery specifics…
 
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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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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • People told to stay inside during huge storm

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    The storm roughing up the Northeast right now will have far-reaching consequences, but residents so far have taken heed of the dire warnings. | SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
  • 5 things to start your day

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    There's a monster of storm howling. The FBI busts an alleged Russian spy ring. And ISIS is dealt a crushing blow.
  • Gunmen attack luxury hotel

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    Gunmen shot their way into the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli on Tuesday, and it wasn't immediately clear whether there were casualties in the attack.
  • Before leaving India, Obama pushes for reform

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    In the final hours of a visit meant to demonstrate the deep societal ties between the United States and India, President Barack Obama briefly broke from his gushing praise for the new Prime Minister to make a soft but undisguised push toward gender equality and religious freedom.
  • QZ8501 wreckage search ends

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    The Indonesian military said Tuesday that it was stopping its efforts to try to find and recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

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

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

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

  • 4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

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

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

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

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

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

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

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

  • 'Bowling Central' Expands Wii-Style Gaming on Apple TV

    Eric Slivka
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Back in 2013, Rolocule debuted Motion Tennis, an iPhone game that brought Wii-style gaming to the Apple TV via AirPlay. Using AirPlay Mirroring, users could display the game on an Apple TV while using an iPhone as a tennis racket. The setup drew natural comparisons to Nintendo's Wii Sports, with the iPhone playing the role of the Wii Remote. Motion Tennis wasn't perfect, as it did suffer from minor lag and there were naturally concerns about users accidentally throwing their iPhones across the room or into their televisions, but it did serve as an interesting glimpse of both the potential of…
  • Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Apple today began notifying developers about the upcoming closure of the old TestFlight beta testing service accessible through TestFlightApp.com, reports The Next Web. The impending February 26 shutdown of the standalone website arrives nearly one year after Apple's acquisition of TestFlight through its purchase of Burstly and subsequent integration of the service into iTunes Connect. TestFlight on iTunes Connect and the legacy website were operated as independent services over the past year, enabling developers to test significant changes to their apps. Apple now encourages TestFlightApp…
  • Point-of-Sale Suppliers See Massive Increase in Retailer Interest Following Apple Pay Launch

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    A new report by The Wall Street Journal looks at the early performance of Apple's new electronic payments service, Apple Pay, finding strong signs of momentum behind the service. One of the key signs of interest in mobile payments comes from point-of-sales system suppliers seeing drastic increases in retailer interest following the launch of Apple Pay last October. Harbortouch has offered free wireless readers to its retailer clients since 2012, and in the month following the Apple Pay launch 68 percent of client orders asked for the readers supporting wireless payments. As of August of 2013,…
  • Apple Likely Sold More iPhones in China Than in the U.S. Last Quarter

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    A day before the company is set to announce earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financial Times highlights a recent report suggesting Apple may report it sold more iPhones in China than in the U.S. for the first time ever. According to analysts from financial firm UBS, China accounted for 36 percent of iPhone shipments in the most recent quarter, compared to 24 percent for the U.S. The analysts also compared the numbers to 2013, noting that a year before China accounted for only 22 percent of shipments with the U.S. at 29 percent. Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin concurs…
  • 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…
 
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