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  • 11 unbelievable (but true) pieces of trivia [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How long do you think it takes us, modern humans, to take as many pictures as our nineteenth century ancestors? Ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? Take a second to guess.
  • Animated telling of the tale of the 9/11 Survivor Tree [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    The anniversary of 9/11 still has the power to leave us feeling raw and vulnerable. This story, though, is one of survival and thriving despite the odds. The day the towers came down, a pear tree that had been planted in the 1970s was buried for a month in the rubble, roots broken, trunk blackened, but with just enough of a spark left to try and bring it back to life.
  • ISIS Audio Demands Brutal Murder of Civilians

    Mashable
    Jenni Ryall
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    SYDNEY — New audio released by the Islamic State urges supporters to brutally kill civilians in Western countries, including Australia. The audio file was released on Monday in Arabic via Twitter and attributed to ISIS spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani ash-Shami. It was accompanied by a text file in English which detailed the horrendous call to action against Western countries who are involved in the war on ISIS. See also: Slave to Terror: One Woman Sold to ISIS Tells the Story of Her Escape It demanded ISIS followers to act against anyone supporting the war against the Muslim…
  • FastCo Studios Launches With 4 New Video Series

    Fast Company
    FastCo Studios
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Point your browsers toward: Power Couples, The 29th Floor, Creative Director For A Day, and Brand Evolution.Here at Fast Company we not only cover innovation, we strive to be innovative ourselves.Read Full Story
  • Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
     Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012. Analyst estimates for launch weekend sales ranged from between 7-8 million from… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Animated telling of the tale of the 9/11 Survivor Tree [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    The anniversary of 9/11 still has the power to leave us feeling raw and vulnerable. This story, though, is one of survival and thriving despite the odds. The day the towers came down, a pear tree that had been planted in the 1970s was buried for a month in the rubble, roots broken, trunk blackened, but with just enough of a spark left to try and bring it back to life.
  • 11 unbelievable (but true) pieces of trivia [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How long do you think it takes us, modern humans, to take as many pictures as our nineteenth century ancestors? Ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? Take a second to guess.
  • NYC from a bike messenger’s point of view [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ever wonder what a bike messenger sees as s/he zips down the street, in and out of cars? Buzzfeed put some cameras on two NYC bike messengers and captured this amazing video.
  • Antimatter explained in less than 4 minutes [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The term "antimatter" gets thrown around a lot, but it's rarely explained. And if someone bothers to define it, it's usually such a brief definition that you can't actually grasp this idea of "antimatter." This video explains it to you in about three minutes.
  • The hilarious “Ballad of a WiFi hero” is endlessly entertaining

    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You might think that this is just the story of a guy fixing his in-law's wireless, but it's so much more than that. This story goes to show that anything can make a good story, as long as it's well told.
 
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    Mashable

  • ISIS Audio Demands Brutal Murder of Civilians

    Jenni Ryall
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    SYDNEY — New audio released by the Islamic State urges supporters to brutally kill civilians in Western countries, including Australia. The audio file was released on Monday in Arabic via Twitter and attributed to ISIS spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani ash-Shami. It was accompanied by a text file in English which detailed the horrendous call to action against Western countries who are involved in the war on ISIS. See also: Slave to Terror: One Woman Sold to ISIS Tells the Story of Her Escape It demanded ISIS followers to act against anyone supporting the war against the Muslim…
  • Amid High Expectations, 'Gotham' Cast Hopes to Deliver

    Sandra Gonzalez
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    LOS ANGELES — It was a warm day in July when the cast of Fox's Batman prequel Gotham spread across the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel for a round of interviews for a show that the public is still two months away from seeing At the moment, Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith are a few interviews into what will be a long day, but, thanks to the journalists who've already sat in front of them, they've already been made privy to a popular opinion: Gotham could be huge See also: This Fall's New TV Shows: The Winners and Losers on Social Media That could be a lot of pressure,…
  • 130,000 Syrian Refugees Reach Turkey, Fleeing ISIS

    The Associated Press
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Some 130,000 Syrian refugees have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday, warning that the number could rise further as the militants press ahead with an onslaught. Numan Kurtulmus said however, that Turkey was ready to react to "the worst case scenario." See also: Slave to Terror: One Woman Sold to ISIS Tells the Story of Her Escape "I hope that we are not faced with a more populous refugee wave, but if we are, we have taken our precautions," Kurtulmus said. "A refugee wave that can be expressed by…
  • 6 Secrets to Millennials’ Workplace Happiness

    Matt Straz
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    You might have heard some rumors about millennial workers: They're entitled, lazy and always looking for a pat on the head Take these assumptions with a grain of salt: Millennials are the future, and it’s impossible to paint an entire generation with one single swipe of the paintbrush See also: Career Considerations for College Seniors: Resume-Building Begins Now As more Boomers retire and millennials flood the workforce, you also can’t ignore the secrets to keeping these tech-savvy workers happy. Below, we've outlined a few. Why millennial workers matter By 2020, millennials will…
  • Australian Comedian Becomes Unlikely Superstar in South Korea

    Jenni Ryall
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    SYDNEY — An Australian comedian is so popular in South Korea you can't turn on the television without hearing his name, yet most Australians have never heard of him. Sam Hammington, 37, is the first foreign comedian in South Korea who has managed to hit the big time after being discovered by random as an audience member at a comedy night. "I put my hand up and it was such a novelty when a Korean-speaking foreigner got up," he told ABC's Australian Story about the comedy night in Seoul. "And there were script writers and directors in the audience. And one of them wanted a Korean-speaking…
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    Fast Company

  • FastCo Studios Launches With 4 New Video Series

    FastCo Studios
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Point your browsers toward: Power Couples, The 29th Floor, Creative Director For A Day, and Brand Evolution.Here at Fast Company we not only cover innovation, we strive to be innovative ourselves.Read Full Story
  • The First 100 Days Of ClickHole: How Creativity (And George Takei) Keep The Onion-Y Site Sizzling

    Chris Gayomali
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    There's a reason everyone you know is obsessed with the quirky site that makes content parodying viral content--and then makes it go viral.Getting George Takei to share something you made with his 7 million Facebook followers is like crushing a piñata filled with free pageviews. It's a huge traffic boon for any publisher. And yet, somehow, the Onion's new parody site, ClickHole, managed to win the Takei lottery this week with an article that also happened to rip his science/nerd schtick to shreds.Read Full Story
  • Glitch-Face Is The New Selfie

    Marina Galperina
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Mobile self-portraiture for art and security.The omnipresent "selfie" has some pretty particular, pretty annoying visual characteristics. We've grown accustomed to the unnatural 45-degree angle that thins the face and exaggerates the eyes (which are usually eerily deadpan, focused on maneuvering into the aforementioned thinning angle). Selfie aficionados know their most flattering and flattening Instagram filter. It's not just a self-portrait, it's an avatar, a self-made and self-modified icon, and it's not particularly realistic.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Futuristic Space-Age Hip Hop And Photo Gear With Maja Saphir

    Fast Company Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees. Maja Saphir Name: Maja Saphir Role at Fast Company: Web Photo Editor Twitter: @MYCS7 Titillating Fact: I am a Chicago native. I was adopted at 5 weeks old. My mother's family is Swedish and Croatian, which is why I have the "j" in my name. My father's family is from Vienna, Austria, and Illinois. My great grandfather on my dad's side, Julius Hess, is the inventor of the early incubator for infants at Michael Reese Hospital. It was called the Hess Bed. In the '60s, after he died, The Smithsonian visited the hospital…
  • YouTube Invests Millions To Keep Its Top Stars Home

    Peter Wade
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    New plans include a shift in payment strategy, new video formatting, and partnerships with Hollywood producers.YouTube wants to retain its stable of digital stars and is planning to invest millions of dollars to do so. The video-sharing website is pursuing new deals that would pay popular content creators--like Fast Company cover woman Bethany Mota--to create shows that will come with promotional guarantees and the possibility of working with Hollywood producers, Re/code reports.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

    Darrell Etherington
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
     Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in 2012. Analyst estimates for launch weekend sales ranged from between 7-8 million from… Read More
  • Tilt My Blinds Lets You Retrofit Your Existing Blinds To Make Them Smarter

    Steve O'Hear
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
     Tilt My Blinds, which is currently on track to be successfully crowd funded on Kickstarter, offers a clever way to get in on the home automation action by letting you control your blinds’ ’tilt’ mechanism via a smartphone app, dedicated wall switch, or its own built-in light sensor. No longer will you need to get up, walk across the room and awkwardly reach for the cord to let… Read More
  • On-The-Go Freelancers Get Business A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    Jonathan Shieber
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
     Calling all photographers; dog trainers and dog walkers; handymen; hair stylists and makeup artists, plumbers and pool boys. Your on-the-go businesses now have access to the same type of management software tools that other, more sedentary, small business owners have been working with for years — thanks to the efforts of PocketSuite founders Yang Fordjindam and and Sam Madden. Read More
  • Two-Factor Authentication Startup Duo Security Raises $12 Million From Benchmark

    Ryan Lawler
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
     Five-year old startup Duo Security has emerged as a leader in providing secure but easy-to-use two-factor authentication technology to a fast-growing number of enterprise customers. To bolster its growth, the company has raised $12 million in Series B financing from Benchmark, and has added general partner Matt Cohler to its board. Read More
  • Handy Acquires London-Based Home Services Startup Mopp To Quickly Grow Its UK Business

    Ryan Lawler
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
     A few months ago, on-demand home services startup Handy opened up its first international office and launched services in London. In an effort to quickly grow its business there, today the company is announcing it’s acquired local competitor Mopp, which also provides home cleaning services in select U.K. markets. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • But the Beatles were out of tune

    Seth Godin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    The pedant (that's what we call someone who is pedantic, a picker of nits, eager to find the little thing that's wrong or out of place) is afraid. He's afraid and he's projecting his fear on you, the person who did something, who shipped something, who stood up and said, "here, I made this." Without a doubt, when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, Paul was a little out of tune. Without a doubt, the Gettysburg Address had one or two word choice issues. Without a doubt, that restaurant down the street isn't perfect. That's okay. They made something.  Sure, make it better, by all means put…
  • Producers and consumers

    Seth Godin
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the short run, it's more fun to be a consumer. It sure seems like consumers have power. The customer is always right, of course. The consumer can walk away and shop somewhere else. In the long run, though, the smart producer wins, because the consumer comes to forget how to produce. As producers consolidate (and they often do) they are the ones who ultimately set the agenda. Producers do best when they serve the market, but they also have the power to lead the market. The more you produce and the more needs you meet, the more freedom you earn.        
  • What everyone reads

    Seth Godin
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Everyone used to read the morning paper because everyone did. Everyone like us, anyway. The people in our group, the informed ones. We all read the same paper. Everyone used to read the selection of the book of the month club, because everyone did. And everyone used to watch the same TV shows too. It was part of being not only informed, but in sync. Today, of course, that's awfully unlikely. Only 1 or 2 percent of the population watch the typical 'hit' show on cable. Of course, it's entirely possible that everyone in your circle, the circle you wish to be respected by, is watching the same…
  • What are you seeking at work?

    Seth Godin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Some people want safety and respect. They want to know what the work rules are, they want a guarantee that the effort required is both predictable and rewarded. They seek an environment where they won't feel pushed around, surprised or taken advantage of. Other people want challenge and autonomy. They want the opportunity to grow and to delight or inspire the people around them. They seek both organizational and personal challenges, and they like to solve interesting problems. Without a doubt, there's an overlap here, but if you find that your approach to the people around you isn't…
  • Two elements of an apology

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

  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: A Look Back at Larry Ellison’s Most Outrageous Moments as a CEO

    Klint Finley
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Oracle founder and all-around Silicon Valley legend Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of the world’s most frighteningly powerful database company after 37 years at the helm. And though this is largely ceremonial—he will no doubt continue to run Oracle for the rest of his life and from beyond the grave—it provides a good […] The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: A Look Back at Larry Ellison’s Most Outrageous Moments as a CEO appeared first on WIRED.
  • Game|Life Podcast: Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros, Minecraft

    Chris Kohler
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    WIRED's game guys discuss Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, the Super Smash Bros. demo, and a bit about Microsoft buying Minecraft. The post Game|Life Podcast: Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros, Minecraft appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Resident Evil Tries to Finally Bring Back the Horror

    Daniel Feit
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Resident Evil games used to be scary. The post New Resident Evil Tries to Finally Bring Back the Horror appeared first on WIRED.
  • Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

    Marcus Wohlsen
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China. The post Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane

    Alexander George
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Hellcat Speedster is the latest in Confederate's Hellcat series, which it's been building since the early 2000s. The post This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 5 Unique Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

    Guest Blogger
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    This is a guest contribution from SEO expert Zach Radford. Today, you don’t gain blog traffic by paying for backlinks or by swapping them like the old days. Instead, you need to focus on creating quality content that is beneficial to your visitors. We know that. But how do you do it? And do it consistently? The content should solve main problems faced by your reader. It should be actionable, specific and relevant to the audience. If you do this, your audience will come to trust your site, and visit it regularly looking for new content. They will also engage with you, which helps you to…
  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

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

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

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

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

  • FoolProofMe Offers Free Personal Finance Courses

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    We could all benefit from a little financial literacy. Fortunately, there are a lot of free resources out there. FoolProofMe is one of them, and it takes financial education a step further by offering an entire database of money courses and quizzes.Read more...
  • "If You Enjoy Something, Don't Try to Make It a Habit"

    Mihir Patkar
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You can create a new habit in 66 days . But if you already enjoy something that's good for you, don't repeat it in a way that it becomes a habit. It loses the joy, says habits researcher Wendy Wood.Read more...
  • Pie Control Gives Shortcuts to Settings, Apps and Menu Anywhere

    Mihir Patkar
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Android: With one swipe, Pie Control will give you access to your Android device's settings, favorite apps, menu buttons, app drawer and more.Read more...
  • This Infographic Tells You What to Look For When Buying Vegetables

    Mihir Patkar
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you are unable to tell which tomatoes are ripe or if that lettuce is fresh, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a helpful guide on how to select vegetables at the supermarket.Read more...
  • It’s Okay to Ask An Employer About Their Religious Views

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme court case, an employer's religious beliefs can determine job benefits. While an employer shouldn't ask you about your religious beliefs, you're allowed to ask them.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now functional, allowing Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to use simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the first time when connected to a 4G LTE or Wi-Fi network. MacRumors has confirmed that VoLTE is indeed working, enabling users to browse the web or access apps while on a voice call. In addition…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit). Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today. While the iPhone 5s used a 28-nanometer processor, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have a 20-nanometer processor, as has been widely rumored. According to TSMC, its 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips. The 20-nanometer process also results in a…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see significant shattering when dropped face down on the concrete. A second drop test conducted today saw somewhat different results. Android Authority dropped the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different ways, including face down, and the two devices saw little damage aside from scuffs. Even when dropped on their faces with a decent amount of force from waist high, the screens…
  • Tim Cook Helps Kick Off iPhone 6 Sales at Palo Alto Retail Store

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    With Apple's retail stores beginning sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, customers have been lining up to either pick up their pre-ordered devices or take their chances on launch-day supplies without reservations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster conducted his annual line count at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan and found a record 1,880 people in line at 8:00 AM, an increase of 33% over last year's line. Tim Cook at final employee meeting before opening doors of Palo Alto store (via @CNBCnow) Apple executives are also getting into the spirit of the iPhone launch, with…
  • First Impressions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Sleek Look, Great Display, Unoptimized Apps Blurry, Loud Vibration

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    While the official reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were published several days ago, with the devices now making their way into customers' hands we are starting to see broader first impressions of the larger iPhones. Case from MacRumors giveaway, based on rumored design specs (Photo by @adam_moreno) Several posters in our forums have highlighted the high-quality "Retina HD" displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but have observed that apps yet to be optimized for the larger displays appear "quite blurry" or "'big' and disgusting" due to scaling issues. Photo by jchiou Another aspect being…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

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

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

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

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

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

  • Introducing Rainmaker: The Complete Solution for Content Marketers and Online Entrepreneurs

    Brian Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four years ago this month, Copyblogger Media was born. Up until that point, I had launched several businesses off of Copyblogger, with several smart partners. Each of those individual businesses were killing it and had me involved, but those smart individuals weren’t collaborating with each other … because why would they? The five of us convened in a Denver conference room – the first time the group had ever met in person. In just three hours, we worked through the seemingly impossible task of merging five companies into one new entity, with everyone’s equity interest and…
  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

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

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

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

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

  • How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Reader Donald Emerson wonders if I’ve had a change of heart. He writes: I know that, in the past, you were a pretty unrepentant jailbreaker. I was wondering how you feel now with new iPhones and iOS 8. Is it something I (and you) should still consider? For the uninitiated, jailbreaking is the process of skirting a device's protections so that you can use it in ways unintended by the manufacturer. In the case of iOS devices, this means that on a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can install and use third-party apps and settings not available in iOS natively or via apps from the App…
  • Camera test: The iPhone 6 still won't beat a DSLR -- but it's close

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    While I don’t have any formal photography training, to say that I enjoy taking pictures is an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with digital photography and filmmaking ever since I picked up my first Olympus 2-megapixel camera, and that love has carried me through years of point-and-shoots, DSLRs, and phones. Now, I think the world of my Canon Rebel and its 40mm pancake lens. I’ve gotten some incredible pictures from that camera. But the more I carry around my iPhone 6, the more I’m convinced that its days of hanging out in my bag are almost over. Because the iPhone 6 is a mighty…
  • Get to know iOS 8: Family Sharing sets your iTunes purchases free

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Convenient though Apple’s online media emporiums may be, one convenience they lacked was an easy way to share purchased apps, music, and books among family members. To share an app purchased by Mom with little Leonidas, you had to sign out of one iTunes account on the tot’s iPod touch, sign in with Mom’s ID, and download her copy. Thanks to iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature, that may no longer be necessary. Here’s how the new system works.Setting up Family Sharing On a device running iOS, 8 tap Settings > iCloud > Set Up Family Sharing. A Family Sharing window appears that…
  • Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    A virtual alien waved at me and I waved back. It's that good.
  • The Week in iPad Cases: A diamond is forever

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A diamond is foreverThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases comes with a great selection of everything from the fashionable to the practical—proof positive that a even a new crop of iPhones can’t stop the onslaught of great protective accessories for your tablet.Ashine GalaxyThe Bling (iPad Air; $74) sports a fashionable Apple logo made of diamond-like crystals.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Prototyping For Better Products, Stronger Teams And Happier Clients

    Scott Hurff
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    As mobile designers, we have a stark decision to make: do we spend time learning new tools and changing our design processes to create our own transitional interfaces, or are the tools that we’ve been using good enough? There’s an old writing adage that advises writers, whenever possible, to “show, don’t tell” when bringing characters to life. The goal is to reveal the story through the character’s experiences instead of the author’s. When designing mobile products, we share a similar burden. Dammed up inside our heads are creative waterfalls of fresh…
  • Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 3: Interaction Design

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

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

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

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

  • Comic books invade the small screen

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Maybe it's the cobwebs, the skulls and the creepy books, but somehow one gets the feeling that this is no ordinary library.
  • ISIS refugees flood into Turkey

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    The flow of refugees fleeing Syria into Turkey has reached an unprecedented level in the past two days, a U.N. official said Sunday.
  • No one cares about climate change?

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    OPINION: You could be forgiven for thinking no one cares -- or even should care, right now -- about climate change. But you'd be mistaken.
  • Tweet draws torrent of racial abuse

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
  • 3D printer headed to space station

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    The SpaceX dragon launches into space, bringing supplies and a 3D printer to the International Space Station.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My Seven Favorite Features in IOS 8

    Scott Kelby
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    I can’t give you my favorite iPhone 6 features, because mine hasn’t come in yet, but I did makes the leap to IOS 8 this weekend and I absolutely love it! My favorite IOS update in years. So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here are my Seven Favorite IOS Features (and some of ‘em are kinda hidden, but awesome nevertheless):(1) QuickType Predictive Typing I read about this one online, and I kind of shrugged, but once I used it, it became my #1 most-favorite, how-did-I-live-without-this feature. It basically predicts with uncanny accuracy what the next word…
  • Our Exclusive First-Look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Scott Kelby
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s here — it’s only 47-second long, and you’ve never seen a “first-look” quite like it. ;-)Hope you have a great weekend!Best,-Scott
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

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

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 20 Tips for Photographing Historical Reenactments and Festivals

    Bruce Wunderlich
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No matter what the season, people love to congregate in special places to celebrate or commemorate special events. Here are some tips that may help you take maximum advantage of the opportunities that festivals and historical reenactments present. #1 Research the event before you go Do some homework before you attend the event, to get an idea of the subject of the celebration, and something of its history. For example, if you are attending a battle reenactment, a little research before you arrive may give you an inside advantage as to how the battle may unfold in front of you. Even local…
  • Tips From a Landscape Photographer

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    B&H Photo Video is a huge mega camera store in New York City, but they also have a great selection of helpful videos. In this video Robert Rodriguez Jr. gives you some tips and insight into what it’s like to be a landscape photographer. Capturing something that means something to you Capturing emotion in photos is the essence of being creative Compositions with layers to add depth Why going back to one place again and again can help you take better photos of it  The 4 a.m. filter Printing your work, making it tangible “Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with…
  • Making the Most out of the Photography Stuff You Have Already

    Nick Fancher
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Several years ago I had a studio for about six months. It was really nice to have a space that I knew was always there, waiting for me to shoot in, should the need arise. The problem was that most of my shoots took place outdoors or on location, and when my trial lease period was over, I couldn’t rationalize staying on at the monthly rental rate. What didn’t occur to me at the time was that I had a perfectly good, albeit small, basement at my disposal. Due to the low, 80″ (6.6 foot) ceiling, the narrow, 10’x20′ shooting area, and the generally dark ambience of an…
  • Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. This photo is one of ten case studies from the book. The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and its strength comes from the model’s…
  • Weekly Challenge – Sports Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier today I shared a collection of sports images. Now as usual it’s time for the challenge. I throw down the gauntlet and urge you to accept it and play along (pun intended). Sports photography is a tricky subject. Fast moving subjects, quickly changing lighting conditions, and restrictions on where you are allowed to stand. All these things can be overcome and conquered – with practice! Now is the perfect time to get out and do just that. Try out your high speed shooting mode, or borrow a lens. Find a local sporting event and get out and take some action photography shots.
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

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

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

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

  • DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3 ties for first

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's latest waterproof flagship smartphone, picking up where the Z2 left off. Like that phone it's 4K capable and also offers an atypically-large 1/2.3"-type sensor. Just like the Z2, that's a 20.7MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor nestling behind a 27mm equivalent F2.0 lens. All this has encouraged Sony to offer ISO 12,800, which it says is the highest of any smartphone. Learn more about how it performs
  • Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his image 'Spot the Shark', taken at Breiðamerkursandur - 'the ice beach' in Iceland. In this article he explains how he set up and took the picture, and the post-processing steps required to get to the final result. Click through for the full story.
  • Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.
  • Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One swallow does not a summer make, said Aristotle, suggesting the dangers of looking for trends based on single examples. Even with this in mind, I'm pleased to see two manufacturers introduce 70-200mm equivalent zooms for APS-C cameras at this year's Photokina. First Fujifilm introduced its 50-140mm F2.8 R, and then Samsung followed suit with its 50-150mm F2.8 S. I think these lenses make more sense than actual 70-200mms; let me explain why...
  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina is the Canon Powershot G7 X, a pocketable compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor. We caught up with Canon's Chuck Westfall who gave us an overview of the G7 X and let us know when it should be available. See video
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Instapaper Updated for iOS 8 With Enhanced Saving Features, Now Free to Download

    Richard Padilla
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Popular read-it-later app Instapaper today received a significant update for iOS 8, bringing a redesigned user interface, enhanced saving capabilities, and deeper integration with notifications. The app is also now available for free, as users also have the option to pay for premium features. Users can now save content to Instapaper from any application that supports iOS' built-in share functionality by way of a new app extension. The app also includes text-to-speech functionality, and curates saved articles in iOS 8's Notification Center on a daily basis. A $2.99 per month or $29.99…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Out-Of-Warranty Repairs Cost Up to $299/$329

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus now available to customers, Apple has updated its support information to include U.S. repair pricing for the two devices. While all new devices include a standard one year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+, the standard warranty does not cover accidental damage. Repairs for screen damage, which includes cracked or shattered displays, will cost $109 for the iPhone 6 and $129 for the iPhone 6 Plus, along with a $6.95 shipping fee. Accidental damage (water damage, for example) or out-of-warranty damage to an iPhone will require…
  • Buyer's Guide: List of Cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in the hands of millions of customers as of today, many users will be looking to purchase cases for their new devices. Despite the fact that the phones were just released, there are already quite a few options on the market as many case makers began preparing cases for the devices months ago. We've rounded up some of the available iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases below, with options ranging from ultra thin and light to those that offer complete protection. Spigen - Spigen has a range of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases available, each offering varying degrees of…
  • Apple Utilizing Own Content Delivery Network to Help Deliver iOS 8 Update

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    According to data from internet research firm DeepField, Apple relied on its content delivery network along with Akamai and Limelight to handle the rollout of iOS 8 publicly this week (via The Wall Street Journal). The release of iOS 8 caused web traffic to more than double in some areas as millions of iOS users rushed to update their iOS devices. “It really was a significant coming out party for the Apple CDN,” DeepField Chief Executive Craig Labovitz said. “This is definitely a realization that Apple is not just a software player. They’re not just a maker of PCs. They have an…
  • Health Record Providers Cerner and Athenahealth Developing HealthKit Apps

    Husain Sumra
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Cerner and Athenahealth, two of the leading electronic health record providers in the United States, will be developing apps that work with Apple's Health app, according to Reuters. Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they are building integrations with HealthKit and working with Apple. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health record company Epic Systems. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.The new apps are likely to be similar to Epic's MyChart [Direct Link] app, which gives users access to lab results, appointment information, medication…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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