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  • The “no one cares about your snapchat” song [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Friends flooding you with annoying Snapchats? Time to send them this video. This surprisingly catchy video.
  • Ukrainian President Makes Emotional Plea for Aid in U.S. Congress

    Mashable
    Colin Daileda
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested more military and economic aid for his country at a joint session of U.S. Congress on Thursday. In his speech, he tried to rally lawmakers around upholding Ukrainian sovereignty against attacks by separatists and Russian soldiers. “Don’t let Ukraine stand alone in the face of this aggression," Poroshenko said. "I urge America to lead the way." See also: The Next Mrs. America Will Be Crowned in ... Crimea? Poroshenko's request for greater military and economic assistance from the United States and other Western nations comes at a…
  • Boeing Wants To Send You Into Space With NASA

    Fast Company
    Peter Wade
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The aerospace and defense contractor's deal with NASA includes room for tourists.Boeing hopes to include a seat for space tourists as part of its new contract with NASA to shuttle U.S. astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS), Reuters reports.Read Full Story
  • Meta 1 Augmented Reality Glasses Are Dragging Us Into A VR Future

    TechCrunch
    Jay Donovan
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
     Meta — which recently presented at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 — today began to ship the final version of its Meta 1 Augmented Reality glasses. The 1,500 members of the company’s Pioneer Developer Program will be the lucky (and patient) recipients of the glasses and the accompanying SDK. I say patient, because this shipment is the culmination of Meta’s original… Read More
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • The “no one cares about your snapchat” song [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Friends flooding you with annoying Snapchats? Time to send them this video. This surprisingly catchy video.
  • How your crush looks when the love goggles come off [video]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    When you're infatuated with someone, you tend to gloss over their foibles. This video takes a look at what happens when you take those glasses off.
  • The cost of smartphones around the world [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    With all the excitement over Apple's recent announcements, you might be trying to figure out how to afford the latest and greatest iPhone. If you step back, though, and look at what the rest of the world spends on smartphones and the direction prices are likely to head in the near future, it could give you a moment's pause before shelling out that much cash. Oh, who are we kidding?
  • 5 DIY greenhouse designs to extend the growing season

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    It's the season where gardeners start to get the blues, harvesting the wealth of summer, still looking forward to a few cold-weather crops, but ultimately starting the trudge toward winter. If you'd like to squeeze a few more months on both ends out of your garden, a greenhouse could be just the thing to extend that growing season, and Care2's Diane MacEachern has five ideas to start your search for designs.
  • Everything you wanted to know about Tarantulas (from the inside out) [infographic]

    Josh Urich
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Tarantula is arguably the most terrifying creature on the planet. But the best way to get over your crippling fear is to understand. Learn everything possible about this eight-legged monster in this infographic
 
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    Mashable

  • Ukrainian President Makes Emotional Plea for Aid in U.S. Congress

    Colin Daileda
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko requested more military and economic aid for his country at a joint session of U.S. Congress on Thursday. In his speech, he tried to rally lawmakers around upholding Ukrainian sovereignty against attacks by separatists and Russian soldiers. “Don’t let Ukraine stand alone in the face of this aggression," Poroshenko said. "I urge America to lead the way." See also: The Next Mrs. America Will Be Crowned in ... Crimea? Poroshenko's request for greater military and economic assistance from the United States and other Western nations comes at a…
  • World Smashes All-Time Temperature Records Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    Andrew Freedman
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    The June through August period was the warmest such period on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. In addition, the month of August was the warmest such month on record since 1880 as well, and featured the warmest ocean temperatures ever recorded for any month Both of these records, NOAA says, were driven in large part by unusually warm ocean temperatures around the world. In fact, global average ocean temperatures were so high in August — 1.17 degrees Fahrenheit above average, to be exact — that…
  • Air France Pilot Strike Continues, Wreaking Havoc on Travel Around the World

    Jessica Plautz
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    An Air France pilots union threatened to continue striking indefinitely on Thursday, as the airline announced 60% of the day's flights were canceled. Thousands of passengers have faced long lines, overnight stays at airports, and repeated delays and cancelations. A majority of flights have been canceled each day since Monday, according to Air France. See also: Each Day of Air France's Weeklong Pilot Strike Is Costing $26 Million On Wednesday, the French government urged an end to the strike that has grounded at least half of the airline's flights this week. The pilots are angry about Air…
  • 'Final Fantasy XV' Trailer Is Sorry You Have to Wait So Long

    Chelsea Stark
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Final Fantasy XV is finally starting to look like a complete game after developer Square Enix dropped a new trailer at the Tokyo Game Show overnight. The trailer not only depicts plenty of cinematics in dystopian future world with fantastical set pieces and monsters, but also shows lots of in-game combat and driving. See also: 10 Incredibly Realistic Minecraft Creations It's been more than a year since the next Final Fantasy game was last teased, with a long trailer airing during Sony's E3 presentation in 2013. The game has been in development since 2006, meaning fans have been kept on edge…
  • '90210' Alum to Guest Star in 'Stalker' Episode About Obsessed Fans

    Sandra Gonzalez
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Following of a summer with one of the most talked-about celebrity privacy violations in recent history, CBS' Stalker has enlisted a 90210 alum for a story that will highlight the dark side of fame. AnnaLynne McCord will guest star in an episode of the upcoming drama, Mashable has learned exclusively, playing a famous TV star named Nina Preston who recruits the help of LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit to help her deal an obsessed fan who has tormented her and threatened her life See also: 18 New TV Shows to Watch This Fall Stalker, premiering Oct. 1, stars Nikita's Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott as…
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    Fast Company

  • Boeing Wants To Send You Into Space With NASA

    Peter Wade
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The aerospace and defense contractor's deal with NASA includes room for tourists.Boeing hopes to include a seat for space tourists as part of its new contract with NASA to shuttle U.S. astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS), Reuters reports.Read Full Story
  • California Lawyer Faces Suspension For Fake Photoshops With Dozens Of Celebrities

    Chris Gayomali
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Her website once showed her posing with President Obama, the Clintons, and more.A California lawyer has been recommended for a six-month suspension for posting digitally doctored photos to her official website.Read Full Story
  • These Athletic Wearables Aim To Stop Injuries Before They Happen

    Steven Melendez
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The devices' makers and other experts say the real key will be in harnessing user data to figure out exactly what gets athletes hurt. This article includes interviews with Jolt's Benjamin Harvatine, Reebok's Paul Litchfield, Boogio's Jose Torres, Scribe Labs' Tim Clark, and Purdue University professor Thomas Talavage.Read Full Story
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Throws Barbs At Facebook And Google In Privacy Letter

    Chris Gayomali
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    "Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services," he writes.Earlier this week, Tim Cook appeared on the Charlie Rose show to promote Apple's new products and assuage concerns that the company isn't doing enough to protect user privacy. The CEO emphasized that Apple, unlike Google and Facebook, doesn't rely on advertising and data for profits; the company sells hardware and software.Read Full Story
  • Here's More Proof That Americans Don't Know How To Stop Working

    Adele Peters
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    For U.S. workers at both ends of the economic spectrum, work never, ever stops.Americans are famously bad at achieving work-life balance. It's not just that we're the only advanced economy with no legally required vacation days, or that the average American works around 500 hours more every year than someone in France.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Meta 1 Augmented Reality Glasses Are Dragging Us Into A VR Future

    Jay Donovan
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
     Meta — which recently presented at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 — today began to ship the final version of its Meta 1 Augmented Reality glasses. The 1,500 members of the company’s Pioneer Developer Program will be the lucky (and patient) recipients of the glasses and the accompanying SDK. I say patient, because this shipment is the culmination of Meta’s original… Read More
  • Shippo Raises $2 Million To Provide A Shipping API For E-Commerce Businesses

    Ryan Lawler
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
     A startup called Shippo wants to provide those online retailers with a lower-cost alternative to their existing shipping practices. It does this by hooking into existing e-commerce solutions like Shopify, as well as by providing an API that can be used by retailers to simplify and automate the process of shipping items. Read More
  • After $2M In Pre-Orders, Osmo Starts Shipping Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids, Rolls Out Customization Features

    Sarah Perez
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
     Osmo, the gaming device from former Googlers that combines real world play and the iPad, is now shipping after receiving $2 million in pre-orders, including those from over 2,000 schools. The company is also announcing this morning a new platform that will allow anyone to design games for Osmo. At launch, this lets parents, teachers, and others customize Osmo’s word game with their… Read More
  • Reveal Chat For iOS Helps You Build Real, Social Connections Via Anonymous Chat

    Sarah Perez
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
     Offering a different spin on anonymous mobile chatting, Seattle-based Reveal Chat is debuting an app today that lets its users share more with the other party as they become more comfortable with the person they’ve connected with on the other end of the screen. Founded by a pair of ex-Amazonians, the startup is backed by a number of high-profile investors, including former Facebook… Read More
  • Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push

    Mike Butcher
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
     Mind Candy, the company behind the Moshi Monsters web game for kids, has in the past been considered one of the breakout successes of the UK startup and gaming world. But while it continues to extend its life as a licensing gangbuster — with every incarnation of possible merchandise — it is clearly going through the bumpy ride of shifting toward the mobile future. TechCrunch has… Read More
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  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
  • Avoiding S-curve error

    Seth Godin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The future is bumpy. It comes in spurts, and then it pauses. It's tempting to connect two dots and draw a line to figure out where the third dot is going to be.  In the long run, that's a smart way to go. For example, if we look at the cost per transistor in 1970 and again today, we can make a pretty smart guess about where it's going in the future. But we won't get there in a straight line. Consider this graph (from this must-read article): If you connected the first two red dots (1885 and 1925), your prediction for dynamic range today would be have been way off, far too low. If you…
  • People who like this stuff...

    Seth Godin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    like this stuff. When you work in a genre (any genre), break all the rules at your own peril. Sure, you need to break some rules, need to do something worth talking about. But please understand who the work is for. If it's for people outside the genre, you have a lot of evangelizing to do. And if it's for those that are already in it, you can't push too far, because they like the genre. That's why they're here. Those who have walked away probably aren't just waiting around for you to fix it. Those who have never been don't think the genre has a problem they need solved. Blue sky thinking…
  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • Without a keyboard

    Seth Godin
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world? It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet. You can't create the spreadsheet that changes an industry on a smart phone. And professional programmers don't sit down to do their programming with a swipe. Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter. Yes, of course the media that's being created on the spot, the…
 
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    WIRED

  • 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8

    Michael Calore
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you. The post 15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Awesome New Interstellar Game Lets You Navigate Black Holes, Be Destroyer of Worlds

    Angela Watercutter
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember those solar system mobiles and models that used to populate your science classrooms? Remember how you ripped off Pluto in anger once some jerks (fine, astronomers) decided it was now a just "dwarf planet"? Wait, not everyone did that? OK, that's cool. However, for those of us who would stare at those mobiles and dream of building universes of our own design, the new app promoting director Christopher Nolan's upcoming space epic Interstellar enables all of those fantasies to come true. The post Awesome New Interstellar Game Lets You Navigate Black Holes, Be Destroyer of Worlds…
  • In Open Letter on Apple’s Privacy Policy, Tim Cook Takes Swipe At Google

    Issie Lapowsky
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected. With this new site, which Apple says will be updated at least once a year and whenever […] The post In Open Letter on Apple’s Privacy Policy, Tim Cook Takes Swipe At Google appeared first on WIRED.
  • Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations

    Mary Bates
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    It can be hard to find a mate when you’re less than 5 mm long. Luckily, leafhoppers can pick up on each other’s vibes. The first step in mating is identifying and finding a partner. Nearctic leafhoppers (Scaphoideus titanus) do this through vibrations. They communicate by sending out vibrations, which are carried by the plants […] The post Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations appeared first on WIRED.
  • When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures

    Samuel Arbesman
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    It is well-known that our intuition is not perfect. We are predictably irrational in a huge number of ways in our everyday lives. But what about something a bit more sophisticated? Are there times when we use our reason—our ability for extrapolation and prediction—and still fail, because things are simply too complicated. This sort of […] The post When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    Stacey Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions about how to make the best use of this media. Darren covers: Where social media fits in your blogging journey What hierarchy of importance social media should go in (because you can’t be across everything!) How to find readers How to build a presence How often you should update your social media channels Hints for scheduling your content…
  • Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Darren Rowse
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Regular readers of ProBlogger would know that over the last 18 months, I’ve put a lot of effort into Facebook – particularly by building up the Digital Photography School Facebook page. I’ve worked hard in that time to grow both the reach and influence of the page and while there have been ups and downs along the way, it has paid off in a fairly major way – with Facebook becoming the second-biggest referrer of traffic to Digital Photography School on any given day. In the last year and a half I’ve developed a publishing rhythm on the dPS Facebook page that works…
  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Hop on the Juice Train, Upgrade to 4K, Groom Your Entire Face [Deals]

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Whether you've already caught onto the juice craze, or you just want to give it a try, few blenders make it as easy to pulverize your leftover fruits, vegetable, seeds, and even coffee beans as the NutriBullet.Read more...
  • Check an Email's Salutation to Avoid Phishing Scams

    Tori Reid
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Sometimes the best way to avoid phishing is simply knowing what to look for . Ian Paul of PC World recommends checking the salutation if you're skeptical of an email. Read more...
  • Prune Your Ideas Like Flowers so the Best Can Thrive

    Tori Reid
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It's difficult to let good ideas go to waste, but we just don't have enough time or energy to pursue them all. The Next Web suggests tossing out all but the best ideas to succeed. Read more...
  • The "Secret" to Coming Up with Great Ideas Is Showing Up

    Melanie Pinola
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Psst. Want to know how creative geniuses come up with their great ideas and masterpieces? The answer isn't luck.Read more...
  • The Data You Can (and Can't) Trust From Your Fitness Tracker

    Alan Henry
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Everyone is on the fitness tracking bandwagon. The Apple Watch will track your heartbeat, steps, and activity. The Fitbit and Fuelband have been doing similar things for years. But they aren’t perfect. At best, the data is good encouragement, but at worst, it's unreliable and misleading. Here's why all that data doesn't equal better health, and what you actually can use. Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • iOS 8 Keyboards Climb to Top of App Store Charts

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    With yesterday's launch of iOS 8, devices running the new operating system are now able to install third-party keyboards that work on a systemwide basis. Most of the major keyboard makers were ready for the launch, introducing iOS 8 versions of their keyboards into the iOS App Store. One day after launch, three of these keyboards, including Fleksy, SwiftKey and Swype, are now at the top of the top iOS paid and free charts in the U.S. and other countries. Within 24 hours of their debut, paid keyboards Swype and Fleksy climbed to the top two spots in the U.S. paid iOS app chart, displacing…
  • iOS 8 Downloads Cause Spike in Web Traffic as Adoption Rate Climbs Slowly

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Apple yesterday released iOS 8 to the public, opening the doors for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to download and install Apple's latest version of iOS on their devices. According to The Guardian, this release caused internet traffic to surge in the UK by as much as 60 percent compared to the same time the previous day as millions of iOS users rushed to update their devices. LONAP web traffic data from iOS launch timeframe (blue) vs. previous day (red) Data from LONAP shows that web traffic surged just as iOS 8 was released at 6:00 PM UK time. Traffic remained strong for several hours,…
  • Apple Working with U2 on New Music Format to Boost Digital Music Sales

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Apple and U2 have a long history of working together, producing a special edition U2 iPod in 2008 and more recently releasing the band's latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free. According to Time, Apple and U2 reportedly now are collaborating on a new music format that will boost digital music sales. Details on the music format or the secret project surrounding it were not revealed, but U2's Bono says it will help musicians sell more of their music.Bono tells TIME he hopes that a new digital music format in the works will prove so irresistibly exciting to music fans that it will tempt…
  • Long Lines Forming for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch in Australia

    Richard Padilla
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    With Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going on sale in the first group of launch countries beginning on Friday, September 19, long lines have already started to form across the world as many anticipate the release of both devices. Apple retail customers in Australia will have the first opportunity to purchase the new handsets at 8 AM on Friday, as some have already begun lining up outside of the company's various retail locations. Currently, it is 7:10 PM on Thursday, September 18 throughout many parts of Australia. Image credit: @beth_blanchard One photo taken by Guardian Australia…
  • Apple Aims for Greater Transparency With Comprehensive New Privacy Site

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Apple today launched a new privacy site that outlines all of the privacy features of Apple's products and services, offers tips on managing privacy, details government information requests, and explicitly states Apple's Privacy Policy. The site comes alongside a letter on privacy from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who says that the company respects user privacy and protects it with "strong encryption." Privacy and security are of the utmost importance to Apple, according to Cook, and the company designs all of its hardware, software, and services with privacy in mind. In the letter, Tim Cook says that…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
  • Find Intensity

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
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    Copyblogger

  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Large photographs of your favorite writers covering one wall is appropriate. As is a collection of your favorite books along another wall. And that’s just the environment Shane Snow has created for the employees of his company. Shane is the co-founder of Contently, a high-end brand publishing firm. In fewer than five…
  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
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    Macworld

  • Apple updates privacy policy: 'We sell great products,' not your data, says Tim Cook

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Need another reason to upgrade to iOS 8? Apple can’t see any of your personal information if you have a passcode enabled on devices running the new OS. And if Apple can’t see it, the government can’t, either. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company’s new privacy measures in a Wednesday night letter that not-so-subtly slammed other tech companies like Facebook and Google. “Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products,” Cook said. “We don’t build a profile based on your e-mail content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t ‘monetize’…
  • Amazon, Apple updates let families share apps and media across devices

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    Families can share their apps, books and more across devices, as long as everyone can agree on an operating system.
  • The Desolation of Forbes

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Writing for the goblin horde otherwise known as the Forbes contributor network, Gene Marks finds Apple's weakness by using his Precious to... Ugh, blech, just read on. "Have You Noticed The Chink In Apple's Armor?" (no link but tip o' the antlers to @JonyIveParody) “Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, O Apple the Stupendous.” Awww, yeah, get ready for some literary allusions, y'all! Marks is going positively Middle Earth on this bad boy. See, in this analogy that Marks is creating, Apple is likened to the great dragon Chrysophylax Dives from the classic JRR…
  • The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    I recently purchased a new Epson AIO inkjet printer, the 2014 WF-4630. Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with it. It’s fast, versatile and produces superb output. I had only one problem with the printer. And finding the solution to it led me down a road that is relevant to the owner of almost any printer on the market today. The printer’s setup was easy. Super easy. In fact, to connect to and use the printer over Wi-Fi, you don’t have to install any new software. The printer driver shows up in the Printers & Scanners Preferences pane automatically. Still, I installed Epson’s…
  • iPhone 6 Plus: there's more to the big screen than a big piece of glass

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    While “big” phones are nothing new for the rest of the mobile industry, the iPhone 6 Plus represents a radical departure from Apple’s historical love for small screens. Still, the company’s first foray into "phablet" (ugh) territory has a distinct Apple flavor to itself—not only in the aesthetic choices that define its design, but also in a myriad little details—starting, for example, with the dimensions of its screen.Hi, DPI High-density screens have been the name of the game since Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone 4 back in 2010. That handset’s Retina display, with its…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 3: Interaction Design

    Anastasios Karafillis
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Having addressed the information architecture1 and the various systems2 of navigation in the first two articles of this series, the last step is to efficiently simplify the navigation experience — specifically, by carefully designing interaction with the navigation menu. When designing interaction with any type of navigation menu, we have to consider the following six aspects: symbols, target areas, interaction event, layout, levels, functional context. It is possible to design these aspects in different ways. Designers often experiment with new techniques3 to create a more exciting…
  • Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

    Rian van der Merwe
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions. The first confusion we have to clear up is what we mean by “product.” In the context of software development, a product is the website, application or online service that users interact with. Depending on the size of the company and its products, a product manager could be responsible for an entire system (such as a mobile app) or part of a system (such as the checkout flow on an e-commerce website across all devices). This is confusing because, in most…
  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

    Lusya Galkina
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings — that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process. The first web services that allow users to report bugs on web pages appeared several years ago. Since then, tools and technologies have emerged to make the process more convenient and user-friendly. Today’s market…
  • Making Modal Windows Better For Everyone

    Scott O'Hara
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    To you, modal windows1 might be a blessing of additional screen real estate, providing a way to deliver contextual information, notifications and other actions relevant to the current screen. On the other hand, modals might feel like a hack that you’ve been forced to commit in order to cram extra content on the screen. These are the extreme ends of the spectrum, and users are caught in the middle. Depending on how a user browses the Internet, modal windows can be downright confusing. Modals quickly shift visual focus from one part of a website or application to another area of (hopefully…
  • Are Your Internal Systems Damaging Your Business?

    Paul Boag
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this. “How come I can download an app on my phone and instantly know how to use it, yet need training to use our content management system? Shouldn’t our system be intuitive?” This was just one of the comments I heard in a recent stakeholder interview. People are fed up with inadequate internal systems. Many of those I interviewed had given up on the official software. Instead, they use tools like…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates:Sept 26 – Houston, TX Oct 1 – Orlando, FL Oct 10 – Westminster, London, UK Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC Dec 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FLLeave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these upcoming seminars!The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a few weeks away from…
  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at KelbyOne, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it would be neat to share…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
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    Digital Photography School

  • 7 Tips to Help Improve Your Seascape Photos by Controlling the Waves

    Jim Hamel
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When photographing outdoors, you generally take the world as you find it, and you have very little control over the elements. You cannot control the weather. The terrain is a given. You certainly cannot control the skies or the clouds. But when photographing seascapes there is one thing you can control, and that is the waves. At least, you can control the appearance of the waves. This is a fundamental difference between landscapes and seascapes. In landscapes you have generally static ground and foreground elements, while in seascapes you are dealing with a fluid substance that is in constant…
  • How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

    Barry J Brady
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reducing noise in your images can make a huge difference to their quality We have all seen it in our images, that uneven grainy look that makes our images look a little unappealing. In the days of film, noise was called grain and it looked better (even the word grain sounded better) but the digital equivalent of noise can often make a good image look bad. The first question we need to answer is: What is noise? Generally speaking, noise is defined as aberrant pixels. That means pixels that are not representing the colour, or the exposure of the scene correctly. The next question is: When does…
  • Couple Photography: Telling Their Love Story

    Melinda Smith
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A while ago, I went to the funeral for my husband’s dear Grandpa Wes, and I looked through old photos of him and his beautiful sweetheart, Daphene, who passed away just 6 months before (they couldn’t live without each other for very long). They had photos when they were young snuggled up together, holding hands, and even kissing, and it struck me how rare that was. Old photos usually are much more formal, and don’t show a lot of emotion or candid feelings. They also had more recent photos that showed the same affection, and that’s rare as well, to be married for…
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

    John Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the stars? You’ll need a tripod. Want to get silky smooth waterfall photos? Yep tripod again. Need to photograph an HDR to extend the dynamic range of your scene? Oh yes, tripod required there too. Basically, if you want to do anything more than point and shoot, you’ll need to bring your three legged friend along with you. I’ve decided to write this article in a way that assumes you’re just starting out with…
  • 10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

    Matthias Hombauer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Rolling Stones: Nikon D800, 185mm at f4, 1/320, ISO 1600 The correct camera settings are key to getting awesome concert photos in low light situations. Maybe you were in this situation before. You used the full automatic mode in front of the stage and – BAM- the little flash monster sitting on top of your camera pops up and throws the ugliest light you can think of onto the singer’s face. At this point, a lot of frustrated concert photography beginners just take their cameras home and never shoot a concert again. But wait, in this article I’ll share the camera settings I…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Time claims U2 and Apple may be working on a new digital music format

    Yoni Heisler
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    I certainly have nothing against U2, but I think it's fair to say that if Apple wanted to make a huge splash by gracing the iTunes world with a free album, there are any number of bands Apple could have chosen that would have generated more of a...
  • One reason not to buy an iPhone 6 Plus -- skinny jeans

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This parody video from YouTube user Court Dunn hilariously shows the problems a skinny jeans wearer will face when he tries to pocket his new iPhone 6 Plus. Wonder if JNCO jeans is preparing for its big comeback?...
  • Apple publishes privacy and security page; Cook pens open letter to customers

    Yoni Heisler
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch, and in the wake of the iCloud celebrity hacking saga, Apple on Wednesday evening put up a new privacy page on its website which aims to assure customers that their private information is safeguarded by rigorous security...
  • Rumor Roundup: Crystalline dreams

    Chris Rawson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple Pay may mean the end of physical bank cards within 2-3 years, argues Moven CEO (9to5 Mac) Source: Some CEO Chance it's true: None This is a case of a guy whose eyes are bigger than his stomach (or brain). Apple Pay seems cool and all, and...
  • Yahoo updates its weather app

    Mel Martin
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Amid all the other software excitement this week, Yahoo has updated its popular Yahoo Weather App. The company says, "By using technology typically only experienced in video games, Yahoo is taking the award-winning experience for iPhone, iPad and...
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Choosing Cases and Carts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Behind Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand is the Ricoh booth, the most colorful we've seen thus far. It's not the design of the booth that's colorful. Rather, it's the dozens of color combinations available for the company's DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The waterfall in front was pretty cool, too. Take the tour.
  • Photokina 2014: Hands on with new Tamron lenses - including 15-30mm F2.8

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    We caught up with Tamron at Photokina 2014 to get a peek at the new 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide angle zoom. It's designed to cover a full frame sensor and was shown to us in a late prototype form, though its official launch date is unconfirmed. We also got some hands-on time with the manufacturer's latest all-in-one zoom lenses as well as the always-impressively-huge 150-600mm F5-6.3. Read more
  • Photokina 2014: Hands on with Sigma's new 150-600mm telezooms

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    The stars of Sigma's booth at this years Photokina were two new telezoom lenses - 'C' and 'S' versions of a 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM aimed at enthusiasts and sports / wildlife professionals, respectively. The company was also showing off its new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' for APS-C DSLRs. We headed to the company's stand on our final day at the show, and got our hands on the new gear (except the stuff behind glass). Click through to see more.
  • Photokina 2014: Polaroid Socialmatic combines camera, printer and Android OS

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    The Polaroid Socialmatic was first announced a while ago but is still in development and expected to ship sometime later this year. However, at the Polaroid stand in Hall 5.2 Photokina visitors can already get their hands on a few prototypes and play with the unique device. The Socialmatic combines a 14MP camera, an Android smart device and a Polaroid Zero Ink technology printer. Click through to read more.
  • Photokina 2014: Sneak peek at upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Fujifilm announced two cameras on the runup to Photokina - the X100T and X30. But the company is also showing off mockups of several new lenses, slated for release next year. We sat down with senior executives from Fujifilm earlier today, and got our hands on the samples. Click through to take a look at what's in store.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it with your own graphic. It could…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

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

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

  • Apple Receives One Out of Two Licenses Needed to Begin iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Apple has received one out of the two regulatory licenses it needs to sell the iPhone 6 in China, reports state-run news agency Xinhua (via Reuters). The handset is currently being reviewed by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which also examined the the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c before its launch in China last year. According to the news agency, Apple now needs a critical network access license before it can begin selling the device. The news follows a report yesterday which stated that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China may be pushed back to…
  • Apple Updates iMovie and Numbers for iOS 8 [Update: iMovie Pulled]

    Husain Sumra
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Apple has begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with iMovie and Numbers receiving the first updates. While Numbers simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, iMovie goes a bit further with brand new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and more. What’s New in Version 2.1 - Support for iOS 8 - Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension - Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie - Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip* - Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud…
  • iPhone 4s Users May Want to Avoid iOS 8 Due to Performance and Screen Size Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Apple's public launch of iOS 8 is happening today, but there is one group of iPhone owners who may want pass on the upgrade for now. According to Ars Technica, the overall experience of iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s is degraded enough that owners of this device may want to consider bypassing the update and remaining on iOS 7, despite the new features offered in Apple's latest iOS version. Apple's iPhone 4s was launched in 2011 and is falling quickly behind the times. It includes a much slower A5 processor, doesn't have an option for LTE connectivity, lacks Touch ID, and ships with 2.4GHz-only…
  • Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

    Eric Slivka
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy. Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest keyboard in the world. The keyboard relies on advanced autocorrect features to interpret input and includes extensive gesture support to make it easy for users to delete, add punctuation and spaces, or select an alternate autocorrect suggestion by swiping anywhere on the keyboard. Fleksy also includes…
  • LG to Supply Apple Watch Displays, Apple Aiming to Sell 50 Million Units in 2015

    Richard Padilla
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    LG Display will supply the AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch when it launches in 2015, reports Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is also expecting to ship five million units of the wearable device a month, and is aiming to sell more than 50 million Apple Watches in 2015. Apple was also said to be in talks with Samsung to provide AMOLED panels for the device, however the company ultimately decided that all displays for its smartwatch would come from LG. The news is similar to a report last October from The Korea Herald, which noted that Apple was close to striking a deal with LG to…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

    hiufu
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    The locals show us there's more to Indonesia's top tourist island than those world-famous beaches Bali's best beach clubSurfers' paradiseThe mellow side of BaliWith its gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, beautiful Bali is undeniably Indonesia's travel hotspot.  But what's happening beyond the tourist grind? This September, CNNGo hits up some of the island's locals to share their favorite Bali hangouts and the stories behind them.  Legendary Indonesian surfer Rizal Tanjung shows us where he first fell in love with the waves. Sunglasses designer Suki takes us to the…
  • No more using Uber in Germany?

    Guessy1
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    A court moves to end the ride for the U.S.-based online chauffeur and ride-sharing service in GermanyIn the ongoing fight between chauffeur and ride-sharing app Uber and taxi drivers around the world, score one for the taxi drivers … for now. A regional court in Frankfurt, Germany, this week issued a preliminary injunction forbidding the San Francisco-based Uber from operating in Germany. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Germany’s national union of taxi drivers. The court said that Uber violated German law by working with a network of drivers that lack commercial licenses.
  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

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

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

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