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  • Amazing kid swims under the ice of a frozen lake [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The kid is all kinds of tough. Instead of sitting around and playing video games or surfing the web like most people his age, he decides to be the manliest man in town. Watch as he cuts two holes in a frozen lake, and them swims from one to the other like it's nothing. The post Amazing kid swims under the ice of a frozen lake [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Barbershop quartet makes airplane delay tolerable

    Mashable
    Brian Koerber
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    There is nothing more infuriating to an airline passenger than being stuck on the tarmac in travel limbo without leg room or entertainment. A US Airways flight to New Orleans was delayed for maintenance after boarding, which basically means everyone on the flight was going nowhere fast. So when flight attendant Kari Mann realized that a barbershop quartet was onboard, she asked the group to provide some in-flight entertainment for the cranky passengers The group, named Port City Sound, broke out into an a capaella, feed-good tune, because it's really hard to be pissed off when a group of…
  • 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
  • Mass Surveillance Threatens Digital Security And Human Rights, Says European Report

    TechCrunch
    Natasha Lomas
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
     A 32-page report into mass surveillance by a top European rights body has warned that digital dragnets set up by U.S. government intelligence agencies, and some of the U.S.’ allies in Europe and elsewhere, are endangering fundamental human rights — such as the right to privacy, to freedom of information and expression, to freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial. Read More
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    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…
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  • The Piano Guys show the evolution of the “Batman” theme song [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-nah Batman! Batman! Ok, so that doesn't really come out in text, but you probably got the song anyway. The "Batman' theme songs are among the most recognizable theme songs in movie history. Here are the Piano Guys to take you through that history. The post The Piano Guys show the evolution of the “Batman” theme song [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Chicago lovers, have we got a treat for you! The post Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • An unboxing video the likes of which you’ve never seen [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you've never seen an unboxing video, it's pretty self-explanatory. People make videos of themselves literally unboxing something they've purchased. They do it for all sorts of things, but primarily electronics. Here's an unboxing video that you're likely never to see the likes of again: unboxing an Emmy. Brought to you by Emmy winner (obviously) Michael Ranger. The post An unboxing video the likes of which you’ve never seen [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Man fed up with roommates stealing his food [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Tired of his roommates nicking his food, this man vented his frustration on video. Hopefully you catch the joke on the first watch, but don't feel bad if you have to rewind a few times. The post Man fed up with roommates stealing his food [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Eerily beautiful singing in the Golden Gate Park tunnel [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whilst walking through the Golden Gate Park tunnel––the kind of tunnel you see in gang movies or slasher flicks––this passerby ran into something incredible. Fortunately, he or she had the presence of mind to pull out a cell phone and start recording. The voice captured in this video is out of this world. The post Eerily beautiful singing in the Golden Gate Park tunnel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • White House Drone: How did a quadcopter crash on Obama's lawn?

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the lawn of the White House The incident prompted a flurry of mildly panicked headlines, but the crash caused no damage, and the White House quickly said that the drone didn't pose any security threat. While a lot of details surrounding the crash are still unclear, here's what we do know. See also: CES 2015: Welcome to the drone zoo What happened? The Secret Service, for now, has said only that a 2-foot quadcopter crashed on the southeast side of the White House at 3:08 a.m. An agent "heard and observed" the drone as it was flying at "a very low…
  • Terminator, Minions and 'Family Feud' are coming to play with YouTube stars

    Josh Dickey
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    LOS ANGELES — The Terminator, Universal's Minions and new versions of classic game shows like Family Feud, Minute to Win It and Press Your Luck are coming to YouTube Space LA for residencies that will feature dozens of popular YouTube stars. Located in Playa Vista, the heart of the West Side tech boom, YouTube Space LA brings in several movie- and TV-themed installations since it opened in 2012, including Warner BrosGodzilla and a Guillermo del Toro-designed "House of Horrors" set, which the dozens of YouTube stars who create videos there interact with creatively. SEE ALSO: Being a…
  • Google didn't tell WikiLeaks it gave data to officials until almost 3 years later

    Rex Santus
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    WikiLeaks is criticizing Google for taking nearly three years to disclose that it surrendered data belonging to three WikiLeaks employees and handed it over to federal law-enforcement officials. Google alerted WikiLeaks on Dec. 24, 2014, that it had handed over Gmail content, subscriber information, metadata and other content of the three staffers only after the company was served with federal search warrants, according to a letter addressed to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt See also: 11 free tools to protect your online activity from surveillance The search warrants, which were…
  • BBC launches Taster to showcase new ideas and experiments

    Tim Chester
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    LONDON — The BBC on Monday launched a new platform that's designed to showcase early concepts from across TV, radio and online. BBC Taster will be an online hub where users can play around with a range of formats and offer ratings and feedback on new ideas, such as interactive, short-form or social content. The BBC then plans to fine tune its offerings by responding to the public's reactions. The platform is designed to offer "an opportunity for our production teams to take more creative risks online, try their ideas out and put them in the hands of audiences,” BBC TV Director…
  • The words to delete from your resume ASAP

    Quora
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    This question originally appeared on Quora.What are your least favorite resume words? My own is "utilize" — there isn't a single instance I can think of where it would be inappropriate to substitute "use." Every time I read "utilize" on a resume I always feel like the writer is trying to be unnecessarily fancy.Answer below by Erin Berkery-Rovner, career advisor and former recruiter. Various. It is single-handedly the most useless adjective on a resume — it essentially boils down to saying nothing new about the nouns that it prefaces Worked on various projects.Held various jobs…
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  • 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
  • Aaron Betsky Named Dean Of The Embattled Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

    Shaunacy Ferro
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Betsky, a renowned curator and architecture critic, must help the troubled institution raise $2 million by the end of the year. via @aaronbetsky The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has appointed curator and architecture critic Aaron Betsky as the new dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Betsky will be charged with raising funds for the embattled institution, which must transform into an autonomous subsidiary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    Jordan Crook
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
     “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More
  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Sarah Perez
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
     In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More
  • OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    Natasha Lomas
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
     Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More
  • Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    Levi King
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
     First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More
  • What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    Alex Wilhelm
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
     Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • 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.
  • A weekend seminar for those making a ruckus

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

  • You Know You Want One: A Turbo Diesel Snowblower

    Michael Calore
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    One awesome thing about a massive Nor'easter: You get to bust out the riding snowblower. The post You Know You Want One: A Turbo Diesel Snowblower appeared first on WIRED.
  • BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet

    Issie Lapowsky
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    "What is internet anyway?" The post BMW’s Hilarious Super Bowl Ad Recalls Life at the Dawn of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You Nervous

    Jamie Hill, adMarketplace
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    For the first time in over a decade, Google appears to be showing signs of weakness. In the past year, their stock dropped from all time highs of over $600 down to the high $400’s. Search market share is dipping. Desktop search is on the decline. +Plus was a bust. Glass may very well be […] The post Decline By Design: Why Google’s Head Fake Should Make You Nervous appeared first on WIRED.
  • Code Literacy Rising: Programming School Acquired For $36M

    Klint Finley
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Online training company Pluralsight is acquiring the "learn to code" site Code School for $36 million. The post Code Literacy Rising: Programming School Acquired For $36M appeared first on WIRED.
  • How to See the Future First

    Jeff DeGraff
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development. Since we can’t see the future, we need to gain some real insight from deep domain experts and make sense of possible scenarios. Even if the innovations […] The post How to See the Future First 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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    Lifehacker

  • Dreeps Turns Your Boring iPhone Alarm Clock Into an RPG

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    iPhone: You have a ton of options for various alarm clocks for your smartphone , but Dreeps is an app that takes a completely different approach. Instead of just waking you up, it wakes you and a character in a mini-RPG up.Read more...
  • Ask an Expert: All About Better Communication in the Bedroom

    Andy Orin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Talking about sex isn't easy for most people, even with a partner you love. You probably feel uncomfortable openly discussing problems in the bedroom, which is why Vanessa Marin, a sex therapist, is here to help.Read more...
  • ​Juicing Unlocks More Vitamins, But Also Calories and Sugar

    Beth Skwarecki
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Proponents of juicing say it's a great way to stuff more vitamins and phytonutrients into your diet. Fruit juice has also been criticized as a sugary, fiberless drink no better for you than cola. What's the truth? A new study shows that orange juice does make certain nutrients more accessible to your body, but not enough to recommend juice over whole fruit. Read more...
  • What's the Best Humidifier?

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Your homes are warm and toasty after treating yourselves to the great recommendations in last week's Best Space Heater vote , but now your air is dry, and we need to balance that out with a humidifier. But which one? Head for the comments and nominate your favorite.Read more...
  • This Chart Shows How Long It Takes to Get from an Airport to the City

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    If you're on vacation, it's always a bit of a crapshoot as to how long it takes to get from the airport to the city. Over on FiveThirtyEight, they crunched the numbers to find the average time for taking a car or public transit to the airport. 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

  • 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 brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Apple killed its long-running “Single of the Week” promotion earlier this month, disappointing iTunes customers and musicians alike. After 11 years of complimentary songs, which offered exposure to countless new artists, the free ride was over—or so it seemed.But Apple on Monday launched a new “Free on iTunes” section chock full of songs and full-length TV episodes. Instead of one free song, there are 16 of them, from upcoming artists like Rogue Wave, Purity Ring, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. There’s even a freebie from Guster.There are 24 TV episodes to choose from,…
  • T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    After eliminating subsidies and service contracts a couple years ago, T-Mobile has invented a new kind of lock-in with its Score program.With Score, you pay $5 per month on top of your existing T-Mobile bill in exchange for a discount on your next upgrade. After six months, subscribers can get an entry-level 4G smartphone for free. After 12 months, subscribers get a discount on any phone in T-Mobile’s lineup.On the entry level, for example, T-Mobile is offering the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 (regularly $79) at no extra charge after six months, for a discount of $49. The discount after 12…
  • What's the best media for long-term storage?

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Reader Karen Bauer ponders a question of longevity. She writes: I enjoyed your article about maintaining media throughout the ages but I’d like to know something more. What is the best physical media to store archives on? If we allow history to be our guide, I’d suggest stone tablets—able to withstand just about any natural catastrophe you throw at them, but murder when it comes to editing. Silliness aside, there is a small lesson here. For certain kinds of media it’s helpful to have them in the most readable form possible. Printing text and images eliminates the translation…
 
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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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    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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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Location-sharing Waldo takes different approach from Swarm

    George Tinari
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Many have tried pushing location-sharing services to the mainstream and pretty much all attempts have failed. Almost on the brink of true success, Foursquare and Swarm arguably has yet to capture the interest of the masses. Even Apple tried with Find...
  • iFilebox is a nice improvement on Apple's notes app

    Mel Martin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    iFilebox (US$0.99) is a well thought-out addition to your iOS bag of tricks. It lets you create folders, and write notes so you can get organized, and is a nice alternative to Apple's own Notes app. The app supports passwords on folders, keeping the...
  • Apple Pay interest high for retailers; PGA Tour to take it starting next week

    Steven Sande
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Wall Street Journal said in an article yesterday that Apple Pay is "making progress toward a goal that has eluded other mobile wallets: persuading people to use it." At a supermarket near Zion National Park in Utah, a night manager told the Jour...
  • Apple is as "boring" as it's always been

    Yoni Heisler
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Microsoft last week surprised the tech masses when the company unveiled a futuristic holographic headset called a HoloLens. The device is a prototype for the time being, but nonetheless got many folks in the tech world excited. Microsoft's own websit...
  • The iPhone case that might get you killed

    Mike Wehner
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You've already seen an iPhone case that could get you arrested -- and if not, feel free to check it out -- but there's an even more potentially hazardous smartphone cover out there. This "Gun Grip Case" is about as extreme as it gets if you're lookin...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • '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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