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  • Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video]

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    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The greatest competitor a wrestler can face is him- or herself. This video takes that very literally. Watch as this wrestler goes at it with an invisible opponent. The post Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Lexus teases hoverboard again, promises an August 5 reveal

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    Stan Schroeder
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Remember Lexus' fully functional hoverboard? Well, according to Lexus, it "arrives" August 5 — though in this case we're quite sure it doesn't mean it will be available for sale Instead, we're likely to see a full video of the hoverboard in action, and to quench our thirst for Back to the Future-themed gadgets and flying things, Lexus launched another teaser trailer Tuesday See also: That Lexus hoverboard has its own custom skatepark The new trailer reveals almost nothing new — we see glimpses of the skatepark in which the hoverboard was filmed, a drone with many cameras, a film…
  • Google Will Now Tell You When A Restaurant Is Too Busy

    Fast Company
    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Crowdsourced data from Google Maps will show you when your local haunts are too busy, so you'll spend less time in line.A new feature in Google will show users when local restaurants are booked up and stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.Read Full Story
  • Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    TechCrunch
    Catherine Shu
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:07 am
     Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest a further $1 billion into Aliyun, its cloud computing unit. The capital will be used to expand Aliyun, which currently has data centers in China, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, into other international markets. Read More
  • Predicting the future isn't easy

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    The best plans are based on trends, not specific events. Here's a hopeless task: There are 18 candidates in the GOP race. If you can rank them in the order they're going to drop out, I'll give you a signed copy of my new book or $10,000, your choice. The chances of being correct are 1:18!, or about one in six quadrillion, so I think the prize is safe. On the other hand, this blog's twitter account is consistently creeping toward 500,000 followers. If you can guess the date, I'll send you a signed book. Your odds are a lot better on this one. When in doubt, pick projects where the factors you…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The greatest competitor a wrestler can face is him- or herself. This video takes that very literally. Watch as this wrestler goes at it with an invisible opponent. The post Japanese wrestler versus invisible opponent [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Kid manages to come out a wienner in hot dog battle [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    One never knows when our more humiliating moments will end up on the Jumbotron at a major sporting event, but this kid handles his hot dog dilemma like a boss at a recent Angels game. The post Kid manages to come out a wienner in hot dog battle [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What social really is and why Americans fear it [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Have you ever noticed that the worst thing one can call a politician is a socialist? Have you ever wondered why that is? Professor Richard Wolff explains what socialism really is, and why Americans fear them. The post What social really is and why Americans fear it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Australian parody of American bargain shows [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You know those shows like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, and Storage Wars? People see those all over the world. And if you're not familiar with American culture, those shows seem something like this. The post Australian parody of American bargain shows [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Styrofoam cello produces incredible sound [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Will we soon see Yo-Yo Ma trading in his Montagnana cello for a styrofoam model? Perhaps not, but this most unlikely instrument-making material is making waves of the sound variety for its ability to produce more sound with less effort. The post Styrofoam cello produces incredible sound [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Lexus teases hoverboard again, promises an August 5 reveal

    Stan Schroeder
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Remember Lexus' fully functional hoverboard? Well, according to Lexus, it "arrives" August 5 — though in this case we're quite sure it doesn't mean it will be available for sale Instead, we're likely to see a full video of the hoverboard in action, and to quench our thirst for Back to the Future-themed gadgets and flying things, Lexus launched another teaser trailer Tuesday See also: That Lexus hoverboard has its own custom skatepark The new trailer reveals almost nothing new — we see glimpses of the skatepark in which the hoverboard was filmed, a drone with many cameras, a film…
  • 1,500 migrants storm Eurotunnel at Calais leaving one dead

    Blathnaid Healy
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    LONDON — A man has died after he and hundreds of other migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais on Tuesday night in an effort to get to the UK. See also: Migrants describe murder, extortion and near-starvation after harrowing journey at sea The victim is said to be a man of Sudanese origin between 25 and 30 years of age, Le Monde reported, adding that he was hit by a truck It's the second consecutive night where hundreds of migrants have stormed the area around the channel tunnel, which connects England and northern France. Police said at least 1,500 people tried to gain…
  • Web-hosting service GoDaddy opens up shop in Australia

    Ariel Bogle
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting companies and domain name registrars, launched formally in Australia on Wednesday. Although it has had a localised online offering since 2012, the company hopes to better serve Australia’s more than 2 million small businesses by having an Australia-dedicated team, James Carroll, head of international business and development at GoDaddy, told Mashable Australia. See also: Australians can finally stream (almost) everything from the one place GoDaddy has around 13 million customers across 42 markets wordwide, but the company would not…
  • 5 of the most creative British Viners you need to follow

    Charlie Mock
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    LONDON — In this day and age, you don't need a gallery space or stage to get your work out there. Thanks to Vine, creatives the world over have a platform to showcase their work See also: 3 dads who are killing it on Vine From stop-motion to stylophones and origami to anime there is an endless amount of creative six-second looping videos. So, to stop you trawling through the masses, we've collated a list of the biggest and best British users that Vine has to offer. 1. molehill Emily Mullhall is a 22 year-old design student living in London and has some of the most perfect stop motions…
  • Australian politician uses Obama-inspired photo of herself, confuses everyone

    Jenni Ryall
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    An Australian politician has decided to channel U.S. President Barack Obama in a photo on a press release Prominent in the header of a statement sent to Australian media on Wednesday, Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie can be seen in an image resembling the iconic "Hope" poster from Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. She instead has chosen the word "Trust." See also: 5 Outrageous Things Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie Said Out Loud People are not really sure what to make of the new image. But, at least now, there is hope If you thought it couldn't get any stranger, Jacquie Lambie channels…
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  • Google Will Now Tell You When A Restaurant Is Too Busy

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Crowdsourced data from Google Maps will show you when your local haunts are too busy, so you'll spend less time in line.A new feature in Google will show users when local restaurants are booked up and stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.Read Full Story
  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We Continue To Question The Reverse Chronological Timeline

    Rose Pastore
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    During Twitter's second-quarter earnings call, Dorsey described the social network's efforts to attract more users.Twitter cofounder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday that the social network, in an effort to more effectively attract and retain new users, could move further away from a strictly reverse chronological timeline of user posts.Read Full Story
  • One Month In, Apple Music Reportedly Scores 10 Million Users

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Major labels posit the new streaming service already has at least 10 million subscribers.Apple Music has allegedly surpassed 10 million subscribers in its first four weeks of operation, according to music industry publication Hits Daily Double, which cites sources at major labels.Read Full Story
  • NASA Has A Plan To Keep Our Skies Free Of Drone Congestion

    Daniel Terdiman
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    A thousand people gathered at NASA's Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency's plan for creating a workable system.With an increasing number of drones vying for precious airspace, someone should start thinking about how we can possibly hope to manage the traffic congestion that will soon be over our heads.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: Canceling the Tabpocalypse

    Rusty Foster
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Come with me if you want to live.when do they reveal which of the housewives are real and which ones are replicantsRead Full Story
 
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  • Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit

    Catherine Shu
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:07 am
     Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest a further $1 billion into Aliyun, its cloud computing unit. The capital will be used to expand Aliyun, which currently has data centers in China, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, into other international markets. Read More
  • Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit

    Steve O'Hear
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
     Duane Jackson’s story is both unusual and inspiring — a story he tells with refreshing candour in his recently-released autobiography ‘Four Thousands Days, My Journey From Prison To Business Success’. During an interview we discuss Jackson’s conviction for drug trafficking, the transition from prison life to startup life, why he shunned VC money, and… Read More
  • LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M

    Jon Russell
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
     Korea’s LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, one year later, the company isn’t finding growth so simply. The firm just revealed its Q2 2015 financials and, while not as disastrously as HTC, the company itself describes them as “modest.” Read More
  • Lending Platform China Rapid Finance Raises $35M Series C At A $1B Valuation

    Catherine Shu
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:12 am
     China Rapid Finance, which claims to be the country’s largest online consumer lending marketplace, has closed a $35 million Series C led by Broadline Capital. The round pegs the company’s pre-money valuation of $1 billion. China Rapid Finance is reportedly gearing up for an initial public offering in the U.S. Read More
  • Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia

    Jon Russell
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
     There’s a new startup fund in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures announced a new $50 million to support startups in the region and international companies expanding into Southeast Asia. Read More
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  • Predicting the future isn't easy

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    The best plans are based on trends, not specific events. Here's a hopeless task: There are 18 candidates in the GOP race. If you can rank them in the order they're going to drop out, I'll give you a signed copy of my new book or $10,000, your choice. The chances of being correct are 1:18!, or about one in six quadrillion, so I think the prize is safe. On the other hand, this blog's twitter account is consistently creeping toward 500,000 followers. If you can guess the date, I'll send you a signed book. Your odds are a lot better on this one. When in doubt, pick projects where the factors you…
  • What is your art?

    Seth Godin
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    I define art as having nothing at all to do with painting. Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen. Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection. You can be perfect or you can make art. You can keep track of what you get in return, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art.  The most difficult part might be in choosing whether you want to make art at all, and…
  • Thoughts for the consigliere

    Seth Godin
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    The marketer, the sales rep, the CFO. These are the indispensable levers that help creative work get to the world. When you're part of a project but not the driving creative force, when you work to lever the work of a team of mad scientists and brilliant designers, consider a blend of three roles: Generous skeptic: When the new idea is on the table, when things are being discussed, hashed out and workshopped, are you able to ask the useful and difficult questions? Someone needs to be the trusted critic, asking not with fear, but with confidence. Your question is useful when it exposes…
  • "Can we talk about this?"

    Seth Godin
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    That simple question is the litmus test for a productive relationship. If one professional says it to another, the answer is an emotion-free, "sure." There's no baggage. Talking is the point. Talking is what we do. We communicate to solve problems. On the other hand, if the question brings with it fear and agitation and, "uh oh, what's wrong," you can bet that important stuff goes undiscussed all the time. [PS altMBA2 applications are due by tomorrow.]        
  • In search of your calling

    Seth Godin
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    I don't think we have a calling. I do think it's possible to have a caring. A calling implies that there's just one thing for you, just one thing you're supposed to do.  What we most need in our lives, though, is something worth doing, worth it because we care. There are plenty of forces pushing us to not care. Bosses, systems, bureaucracies and the fear of mattering. None of them are worth sacrificing something as important as caring.        
 
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  • How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

    Darren Rowse
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but it shouldn’t be skipped. We’re going to switch from creating content and the day-to-day of building community with our readers, and do things that are a little more long-term and strategic. Today is all about growing your readership. I’ll discuss some of the drawbacks of focusing solely on content…
  • 31DBBB Day 28 Writing Challenge: Write a Review Post

    Darren Rowse
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s writing challenge day! For some of you, this will be “business as usual”, as review posts are already part of your repertoire. For others, it will be something quite new. In today’s episode we discuss why review posts are even something to consider. They can be useful for many reasons, not just for the reader who may be researching a decision, but also for you and your blog too – not the least of which could lead to monetization. I built my first commercial blog 100% around reviews! We’ll also discuss the reasons for and against having reviews on your…
  • Update Your Blog’s Archive Pages (including Broken Links)

    Darren Rowse
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    We’re going on a link hunt, we’re going to catch a big one! Today’s the day to check everything that might be turning readers away from your blog, but don’t be overwhelmed – it’s not as onerous as it sounds. Over time, you’re bound to have some broken links. The sites you link to shut down, change their link structure, move their URLs… anything can happen. It can be bad for readability, but also for SEO. In this episode I will explain how best to find the links that are broken, whether you are a beginner or have an established blog. Small steps…
  • How Improving Another Blog will Help You Improve Yours

    Darren Rowse
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today I want to challenge you to help another blogger to achieve their goals in some way – and I’ll explain in the podcast how it has a knock-on effect of helping you improve yours. There are many ways you can help another blogger along their path, and I outline quite a few in today’s episode. Some are big and some are small, but perhaps the easiest way to identify one is to work out how you would like to be helped, and offer that to someone else. There’s really no limit to what you can do. Click here to listen to day 26 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on…
  • 31DBBB Day 25: Ask a Question

    Darren Rowse
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today is another writing challenge, but it’s one that need not take much time at all. In fact, it might be the shortest post you’ve ever written! Very simply, ask your readers a question. In the episode, I detail the benefits of writing this kind of post – things like how it can increase blog stickiness, how it can help you gauge where your readers are at, how to tailor your content from what you’ve learned, how it even helps your post rank higher in Google searches. And if you’re new, or concerned that you won’t get much of a response, take heart! I…
 
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  • The Black and Gold Butcher Block Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Many of the most striking workspaces are centered around a custom-made, unique desk, like the one above for today’s featured workspace.Read more...
  • Secure Your Dog's Leash to Just About Anything with a Carabiner

    Walter Glenn
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When you’re walking your dog and want to stop somewhere for a few minutes to rest or chat with a neighbor, a carabiner makes it easy to secure a leash to a fencepost or bench leg.Read more...
  • The right music can set the mood for anything.

    Whitson Gordon
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The right music can set the mood for anything. Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, we’re crafting the perfect “getting busy” playlist—with some song recommendations of our own.Read more...
  • Build an Indoor Garden Monitor for Checking Light and Soil Conditions

    Walter Glenn
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If don’t have much of a green thumb, this Arduino-based monitor lets you know if your indoor plants are getting enough water and light. And even if you don’t need the gardening help, it’s a nifty little Arduino project.Read more...
  • Most Popular Way to Share Playlists: Spotify Shared Playlists

    Alan Henry
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    If you want to share music with friends, whole playlists with a party full of people, or just give everyone a turn at playing DJ, you have lots of tools to help. Last week we asked for your favorites , then looked at the five best ways to share playlists . Now? Your favorite. Read more...
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  • AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers

    Husain Sumra
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. AT&T has since responded, arguing that data throttling doesn't harm customers, the company is being prejudged and that its First Amendment rights are being violated in a response first found by The Hill (via Ars Technica). The Commission’s findings that consumers and competition were harmed are devoid of factual support and wholly…
  • Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's 1,000 Times Faster Than Current Technology

    Juli Clover
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a "major breakthrough in memory process technology." 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more durable than the NAND Flash storage that's currently used in mobile devices and solid state drives. It's the first new memory chip to come to the market in 25 years. Intel and Micron say that 3D Xpoint was built to create a non-volatile, high-performance high-capacity storage and memory solution that was also affordable. In addition to being faster than NAND…
  • Apple Watch Leading to Healthy Lifestyle Changes Among Early Adopters

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Less than four months after the Apple Watch launched, many early adopters are finding that the wrist-worn device has motivated them to make healthy lifestyle changes. From walking and exercising more often to making healthier choices and playing more sports, market research firm Wristly found that many Apple Watch buyers are taking full advantage of the wearable's health and fitness features. Greater than 75% of survey participants among Wristly's panel of nearly 1000 Apple Watch buyers indicated that they "Strongly Agree" or "Agree" that they have been standing more since receiving the Apple…
  • T-Mobile Adds Apple Music to Music Freedom, Offers Free 'iPhone 6s' Upgrade With iPhone 6 Trade-In

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    T-Mobile today announced that it has added Apple Music to Music Freedom, allowing Simple Choice customers to listen to the streaming music service without the cellular data counting against their monthly 4G LTE data plan. Apple Music joins dozens of other streaming music services supported by Music Freedom, including Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, SoundCloud and SiriusXM. T-Mobile also announced that customers who purchase an iPhone 6 for $15 per month through the JUMP! On Demand trade-in program will be automatically eligible to receive a free upgrade to the next…
  • Apple Pay Now Supports HSBC and First Direct in the UK

    Mitchel Broussard
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Apple Pay today expanded its participating issuers list within the United Kingdom, adding support for both HSBC and First Direct customers. Both banks were announced as starting partners for the UK branch of Apple Pay, but were delayed until late July at the last minute. HSBC and First Direct join a list of UK Apple Pay partners that includes: American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank. Still listed as coming soon are: Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and TSB. Although Barclays has confirmed "imminent" support for the contactless…
 
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  • The Last King of Brooklyn

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The air inside the Brooklyn Bowl smells like well worn leather, sawdust, and evidently hops (from the nearby Brooklyn Brewery, but I’ll get back to them). All around me are authentic Coney Island early 20th century amusement park props, like the tin targets from shooting galleries. There’s a band putting their gear together onstage for an evening event, lots of percussion and fewer amps, so I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of folk or world music. In front of me, Charley Ryan, cofounder of the Brooklyn Bowl (with partner Peter Shapiro) is pressing his business card into…
  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
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  • How Bestselling Author Daniel Pink Writes

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Multiple New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink stopped by The Writer Files to chat about his secrets for getting words onto the page. Mr. Pink is the author of five provocative titles on the subjects of business, work, and human behavior — including To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others — and has written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company, and Wired. In addition to having one of the most viewed TED talks of all time — “The puzzle of motivation” — Dan recently hosted and…
  • How to Conduct Podcast Interviews Like a Pro

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week, Amy Harrison invited expert podcaster Jon Nastor to the Hit Publish house where he shares his top tips for growing an engaged audience through podcast interviews. Get ready to access the cheats, tips, and hacks that will give you some serious interviewer skills (and boost your business credibility). Jon Nastor hosts Hack the Entrepreneur, where he’s managed to get more than 100 entrepreneurs to reveal the habits, philosophies, and actions that have helped in their success. By publishing show after show, Jon combatted nerves and honed his interview skills but more importantly, saw…
  • Guy Kawasaki on Understanding the Math of Success

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur popularized secular evangelism in 1983 when he worked with the Macintosh Division of Apple. He is currently the chief evangelist of Canva, an online (and easy-to-use) graphic design platform. He is also the author of 13 books, including Art of the Start 2.0 and Enchantment. His books are used by some of the finest academic institutions and have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. He gives more than 50 keynote speeches a year on topics such as innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and entrepreneurship. His clients…
  • Podcasting for SEO? Yep …

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Loren Baker sits down with Jerod Morris from The Showrunner to discuss the world of podcasting, self-publishing, and how the game of producing one’s own content has changed over the past decade. Both Loren and Jerod started down similar paths as personal bloggers and dreamers (one with ambitions for film, the other sports journalism) … and then found themselves taking different paths for career ambitions, only to end up doing exactly what they had originally intended. They then discuss the SEO benefits of podcasting, and SEO for podcasts, with some actionable tips on building a…
  • A Brief Introduction to the Art of Catching Hell

    Rainmaker.FM
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are about 100 ways to become a better writer. For example, you could: Read 100 books Listen to Ira Glass’s This American Life Cultivate a sick sense of humor Think like a psychologist Rack up rejections Write like mad But did you know catching hell can help you sharpen your copy chops, too? Yep. Starting a little controversy can do that. Rocking the boat forces you to defend your ideas, examine what you can stomach, stretch your world, and test the waters. Let’s explore these ideas. In this 6-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: The unique role…
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  • The Best Place For Tech Startups: Still Silicon Valley…For Now

    Gregory Ferenstein
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinThere’s a new global ranking of startup ecosystems, with the top three spots all from America—Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, according to tech company benchmarking firm Compass Startup Genome. The company ranks global regions based on how well they foster top tech talent, host profitable businesses and expand into foreign markets. Tech startups looking for a place to call home may be deeply…
  • 4 Tools To Help Startups Hack Their Growth

    Yoav Vilner
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Startups in today's increasingly saturated market just can't overestimate the importance of business growth. Technology is a frenzied sector, and founders who want to make an impact often need to prove that their businesses aren't merely growing or thriving, but accelerating in hyperdrive. Rapid growth is not easy to achieve, and these days, it usually demands unconventional, creative approaches. Dropbox veteran Sean Ellis called it "growth hacking." He coined the term in 2010, referring to bootstrapping startups that…
  • Want To Keep Customers? Integrate Tech With A Personal Touch

    Scott Gerber
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.It's hard to do personalized customer service at scale. When you're using the technology to streamline the process and save your team time, the sense of personalization is easily lost.You need a strategy to get the best of both worlds—which is why I asked ten founders from YEC how they suggested other entrepreneurs keep the customer service experience personal while still leveraging the best technology.1. Incorporate Data Cohesiveness And IntegrationWith the growth of social media as a…
  • Windows 10 Suffers Last-Minute Control Panel Bug

    Adriana Lee
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    With the supposedly polished release of Windows 10 coming in two days, Microsoft should be putting its finishing touches on the operating system. Instead, it’s scrambling to fix a bug in its latest update, sent out through its Windows Insider Program last Saturday. According to CNET, the latest test version of the Windows software, build KB3074681, triggered unexpected behavior when some people attempted to uninstall programs through Control Panel instead of using the newer Settings screen. In the site’s tests, doing so crashed the Control Panel app, kicking users back to the…
  • Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo And Others Push For Accessibility Development

    Adriana Lee
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:21 pm
    For all their rhetoric and idealism about changing the world, consumer-facing technologies have largely failed at least one major set of users: people with disabilities, a segment that represents roughly 1 in 5 people in the U.S.As the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) approaches, a new group has formed to champion the cause of development for accessibility. Several educators and tech companies have joined forces in an effort dubbed Teaching Accessibility. According to its website, the group aims to address the "lack of awareness and understanding of basic…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Designing Flexible, Maintainable Pie Charts With CSS and SVG

    Lea Verou
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
      When it comes to CSS techniques, nobody is more stubborn and smart enough to find solutions to any problems than Lea Verou. Recently, Lea has written, designed and published CSS Secrets, a truly fantastic book on the little CSS tricks and techniques for solving everyday problems. If you thought that you know CSS fairly well, think again: you will be surprised. In this article, we publish a few nuggets from the book, which were also presented in Lea's recent talk at SmashingConf New York — on designing simple pie charts, with CSS. Please notice that some demos might not work as…
  • How Copywriting Can Benefit From User Research

    Marli Mesibov
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
      I’ve often heard there are four stages along the road to competence: unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence, and unconscious competence. Most of us begin our careers “unconsciously incompetent,” or unaware of how much we don’t know. I’ll never forget the first time I moved from unconscious to conscious incompetence. I was working as an office manager at a small software company, and having been impressed by my writing skills, the director of sales and marketing asked me to throw together a press release, welcoming the new CEO.The post How…
  • Making Time: Redesigning A Calendar Experience For Android

    Günther Beyer & Nino Rapin
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
      In UX design, few things are more intricate than time and personal time management — only a good arsenal of mobile design patterns and information architecture principles can save you. This is the story of redesigning the UX for a popular calenda tool on Android: Business Calendar. We’ll cover designing systems, interaction design problems, scaling across screens and platforms, research, and big business decisions and their outcomes. Business Calendar started out as a side project, a one-man show, and is now run by a team of eight in Berlin. The app was very successful…
  • Finally: Smashing Book #5 Is Here, And It’s Hot Like Smoking Barrels.

    Vitaly Friedman
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
      The waiting is over. Smashing Book #5 is here, it's smashing, and it's shipping worldwide — in fact, all pre-orders have just been dispatched. Think of it as a reliable playbook to master all the tricky hurdles of responsive design, well-tested in real-life projects by respected designers and developers. Ah, sure, you can get the book right away. Now, a standalone release post would be boring and predictable, so how about bringing another perspective to the magazine instead? Below you'll find some insights about the writing process by one of the authors of the book, Sara…
  • How To Moderate Effectively In Usability Research

    Colleen Roller
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
      As UX professionals, we know the value of conducting usability research. But UX research initiatives — even when designed well — are not perfect. A lab study to test a website, for example, would never perfectly capture a user’s actual behavior in the wild. This is because, inevitably, the research protocol itself will influence the findings. A lab environment can never replicate the natural environment of the participant, and the mere presence of a research facilitator or moderator creates a dimension of artificiality that can thwart the research goals. They must…
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Not Every Shoot Is A Winner Here’s the scenario: You go do a shoot, download the images, go through the take, pick the keepers, do your editing, and deliver the shots. The client loves them… But you don’t. They’re okay, but they don’t quite send you to your happy place. Sound familiar? If it does, I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. Is there anything wrong with this shot? Not technically, but it’s not winning any awards. I would guess that most photographers go through this, even the best ones. No matter how much we try to make the best possible images we…
  • My New Lightroom Book Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • If you were only allowed to have 10 pieces of photographic gear, what would they be?

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    …that was a question posted on my Facebook page by Are Knudsen, a photographer from Norway. Why the question? Well, I kicked off a new monthly Q&A column in Shutterbug magazine a few months ago (they named it “Ask a Pro”), but essentially I answer questions posed by Shutterbug’s readers along with questions I get throughout the month on my blog or social media, and the column has been a lot of fun for me (and I’ve been a reader of Shutterbug for many years, so it’s also really a kick to be in their pages). As I was working on the latest installment, I…
  • Travel Photography Tips & Tricks

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi Gang: If you missed “The Grid” this week, our topic was travel photography, and I showed image, and talked tips and tricks based on my trip last week to London and Paris. Lots of helpful little nuggets, and we answered lots of questions from viewers. If you’ve got a sec, here’s the episode (below): In case you missed it — I posted my favorite images from the trip over at exposure.co (along with the story and more tips there, too). There’s that link: http://bit.ly/1Ds4ssN Lastly, if you’ve got a sec, I was featured this over at shotkit with a look at…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Art of Digital Photography: The Inspirational Series with John Keatley Join Mia McCormick and John Keatley as they sit down to discuss John’s inspiring career as an advertising and celebrity portrait photographer. John has developed a style that is as fun as it is creative, and yet very real. John has photographed celebrities, athletes, and politicians, and his work has appeared in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to Wired. Spend an hour learning about how John got started, how he developed and stays true to his style, how he’s dealt with some of the fears all creatives face,…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • 8 Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Not too long ago, the path to choosing your gear was very clear. If you wanted to take professional quality images, the DSLR reigned supreme. Yet, the landscape of available camera gear is constantly evolving, and today there are more options than ever before. Instead of just one or two dominant companies, you now have outstanding systems from no less than seven manufacturers. Mirrorless cameras have matured from a niche product to a complete solution, while DSLRs have been further refined. This may sound daunting at first, but with a bit of research, it’s possible to find a…
  • 10 Items You Need for Your Night Photography Kit

    Jim Hamel
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Buckingham Fountain, Chicago (Shutter Speed: 10 seconds; Aperture f/18; ISO 100; focal length 21 mm) Louis Pasteur famously said that “chance favors the prepared mind.” This statement definitely applies to photography, as there is always an element of chance, with the odds of success growing with preparation. The quote seems particularly applicable to night photography, which has unique requirements for exposure and stability. Preparation is everything. Your odds of getting a great night photograph are greatly improved if you have taken the time make sure you have the tools…
  • How to Creatively Alter the Light in Your Photo Using Lightroom

    Helen Bradley
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Learn how to fix problem light and enhance your vision for your photos in Lightroom. If you’re like most of us, you’ve taken photos from time to time that you’ve had high hopes for, only to realize later on that they didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped. Often what looks like awesome light when you captured the image, just doesn’t translate to great light when you view the photo on your computer screen. When the photos you’ve captured are once in a lifetime memories they deserve better than this. Thanks to Lightroom they can be improved, fairly quickly…
  • 10 Tips for Photographing Strangers

    Anthony Epes
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    I do a lot of wandering at dawn, taking photos of the city as it wakes. Mostly I am on my own, but occasionally I come across someone, a worker or a person coming home from a party. In Paris, a few summers back, I came across this guy. “Take my photo, friend!” he said to me. So, of course, I did. He was brash, but when I was done he hugged me and carried on with his early morning adventures. If only all interactions with strangers, when I’m out with my camera, could be that easy! But, unfortunately, they are not. So when you don’t have random strangers accosting you on the…
  • 4 Tips on How to Be Creative in Undesirable Photography Conditions

    Branson Quenzer
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    How many times have you arrived at a place and it just is not up to your expectations? There is nothing worse than wasting your time, especially when it was all planned out to be a good day. What a letdown. But, what if you could turn that around and produce something amazing? What if you can do it, and make a great photographic experience out of it? Well you can and it doesn’t take a lot of work, or a lot of camera equipment. There are likely many times as a photographer where you have prepared all your gear and scouted your location, only to arrive at your destination and find that it…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • LG made 1.2 cents in profit for every phone it sold last quarter

    Steve Dent
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    LG's latest earnings report shows just how tough the smartphone market is getting. On the one hand, LG Mobile shipped 8.1 million LTE smartphones, its best result ever. On the other hand, it sold fewer premium models in Korea and spent a lot of money...
  • Microsoft now rolling out free Windows 10 upgrades

    Steve Dent
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Today's the day! Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries as a free upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 owners. Replacing an OS is no one's idea of fun, but we're actually looking forward to this one. First off, we'll be leaving behind the most hated ver...
  • This Netherlands bank lets you use your voice as your password

    Sean Buckley
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Online banking is usually an exercise in remembering complicated pin numbers or passwords -- but what if there was an easier way? In the Netherlands, there is: banking customers who use the ING Netherlands app can now long into their bank account, ch...
  • Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

    Andrew Tarantola
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 quadrillion watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) a...
  • This Arduino Basic Kit has everything a newbie maker could ask for

    Sean Buckley
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 pm
    It's easy to think about tinkering around with Arduino, but take more than 30 seconds to look at the platform, and suddenly it becomes daunting: not only do you need an Arduino itself, but to get started you need resisters, wires, LEDs, screens and a...
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    Strobist

  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    It's a sad day for owners of Adobe's Creative Suite 6, as the company announces its upcoming Camera Raw 9.1.1 update will be the final version available for the software. Read more
  • Pocket full of tricks: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review posted

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sony defined a category when it rolled out the enthusiast-focused Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. This shirt pocketable compact's fourth iteration brings a new 20MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor to the table, maintaining an F1.8-2.8, 24-70mm equivalent zoom lens from the preceding model. Our full review analyzes its performance in the field and in our studio. Read more 
  • Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Moto X Style is Motorola's brand new flagship smartphone and replaces the 2014 edition of the Moto X, using a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.0 lens. We've had a chance to try the new model before launch, and we took it out to capture a range of sample shots in varying light conditions. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile Report: Motorola Moto X Style

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    DxOMark has put Motorola's brand new Moto X Style to the test. With a 1/2.3" 21MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.0 lens and dual-LED flash it's no slouch in the camera department. See where it lands in DxOMark's mobile rankings. Read more
  • Casio Japan introduces Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Casio has launched two new compacts in Japan, the Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60. The ZR3000 uses a 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS sensor and 25-300mm equiv. zoom, and the beginner-friendlier ZR60 offers a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS 25-250mm equiv. range. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • A Quick before and after

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. Starting image… reset to just the RAW image for you to see all the steps. (I have a preset that is applied on import usually.) The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be cropped. For action…
  • My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang: The video above kind of explains what the book is about, but I thought I’d take 30-seconds to define both, so you know which one is for you (and, of course, I’m hoping one of them is for you. And your friends. And family. And strangers you meet on the street. Etc.). My existing Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers It’s designed to teach you Lightroom from the ground up, and its focus is on workflow, and teaching you all the awesome stuff that Lightroom does so you can fall in love with it like about a bazillion photographers around the world already have. Here are the links…
  • A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is something (as I said), I do a lot. The original image is above. STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; double-click on the word “Effects” to reset all…
  • Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday everybody. Here’s a tip on how to bring your logo into Lightroom (so you can use it in slideshows, or as an identity plate, or for the title of a slideshow, or whatever), but with a transparent background behind it (that’s the cool part). Here’s how it’s done: STEP ONE: We have start over in Photoshop (any ol’ version will do). Open a new document, and then use the Place command (under the File menu) to bring in your logo, so it appears on its own layer above the background layer (as shown here). STEP TWO: Now, go to the Layers panel and drag the…
  • Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    If you are like me, you love keyboard shortcuts but often forget that cool one that you only use every now and then. The good news is that you can press Command -/  (slash) or (PC Ctrl -/) to bring up all of the keyboard shortcuts for that module. Now if you can just remember that one shortcut you are all set.   The post Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Music Exclusively Debuts Keith Richards 'Trouble' Video

    Juli Clover
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Continuing on with its stream of exclusive content, Apple Music is today premiering the video for Keith Richards' latest single, "Trouble." The video is exclusively available through Apple Music Connect on Keith Richards' page on the artist-focused social networking site. Because the video is shared on Apple Music Connect, it does not require an Apple Music subscription to watch. Designed to let fans connect with artists, Apple Music Connect's content is all available for free and will continue to be free after people's three-month free trials expire. Exclusive video premiere of “Trouble”…
  • Apple to Expand Retail Presence in India With 500 Authorized Mobility Resellers

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Following a focus on expanding its presence in the greater China area, sources speaking with NDTV Gadgets have confirmed Apple is looking to increase its foothold in India as well through the launch of a new retail store program. The new initiative -- dubbed the Authorized Mobility Resellers program -- will reportedly see the company open 500 retail store locations across 12 cities in India. The stores will showcase a heavier focus on Apple's mobile offerings, like the iPhone and iPad, along with "related third-party accessories." Apple has already signed up over 100 partners it wants to work…
  • Beijing Police Shut Down Large-Scale Factory That Made Over 41,000 Counterfeit iPhones

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Beijing police have shut down a large iPhone counterfeiting ring within the city that had managed to produce more than 41,000 fake versions of the flagship smartphone, some of which even managed to reach the United States (via Reuters). All told, the ring's counterfeit production had grown to be worth as much as 120 million yuan (about $19 million). The police have arrested a total of nine suspects thought to be involved directly in the counterfeiting operation, all due to a combined effort to enforce stricter counterfeit and intellectual property laws in China. Of the nine arrested were…
  • Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Class Action Lawsuit

    Husain Sumra
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Apple and Nike settled a two-year-old class action lawsuit that challenged their advertising claims regarding the Nike+ FuelBand. The lawsuit alleged that Nike and Apple made misleading statements about the FuelBand's ability to accurately track steps, calories and NikeFuel. Under the settlement, customers who purchased a FuelBand between January 19, 2012 and June 17, 2015 can make a claim for either a $15 payment or $25 gift card redeemable at Nike-owned stores in the United States and Puerto Rico or at Nike's online shop. The number of claims that a customer may submit depends on…
  • YouTube App Updated With Fullscreen Playback for Vertical Videos

    Husain Sumra
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    While a fully redesigned YouTube app with Google's Material Design, an emphasis on subscriptions and creation tools is coming soon to iOS, YouTube has, in the interim, issued a minor update to its current app with fullscreen playback for vertical videos. Vertical videos are videos that are shot in portrait mode on smartphones. Previously, viewing a vertical video in the YouTube app added two black bars to the sides of the video, shrinking the actual image and making it difficult to view. Now, vertical videos play in full screen the same way they were filmed, allowing users to have a better…
 
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