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  • Golden Retriever loves the Australian Open [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Australian Open is the biggest thing in sports right now––for those of you thinking about the Superbowl, remember that the rest of the world doesn't care about that so we're outnumbered here. The spirit is so high, in fact, that this Golden Retriever can't contain himself. The post Golden Retriever loves the Australian Open [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Vine Kids app is all about the cute; no creepiness allowed

    Mashable
    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Vine just got a little sibling The 6-second video platform announced a new standalone app called Vine Kids on Friday that is kid-friendly See also: 20 cute animal vines that are six seconds of perfection It's been two years since Twitter launched the popular video service, which allows users to create and share looping videos of adorable puppies, breaking news and occasional, unexpected porn clips. But as part of a larger effort to make the platform more enticing for children and families, Vine Kids will be free of creepy content you could potentially run into on the "grown-up" version. The…
  • Meet Dr. Armpit, Changing Body Odor With Bacteria

    Fast Company
    Peter Andrey Smith
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    What's really happening under your arms? The secret to skin smells is all in the microbes.Here's an undeniable fact: In samples collected from seven of New York's subway platforms, scientists discovered that we're surrounded in plumes of microbes wafting off other people's skin. Here's another undeniable fact: Those bacteria colonize all of our glands and follicles and the entire epidermis. They make our skin smell. The scientific justification for l'eau de bacteria is that scents enabled great apes to sniff out those with optimal fitness and health, basically, find sex without the…
  • Epson Home Cinema 3500 Projector Review

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
     Epson’s Home Cinema 3500 is a mid-range home projector that’s designed to provide bright, clear 1080p (and 3D) video without breaking the bank. It’s a big step up in size and embedded tech from the Epson PowerLite 2030, another projector I’ve recently tested, but does it justify the considerable extra expense? With the Super Bowl right around the corner, it’s… Read More
  • What do you want?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The industrialist and the one in power would like you to choose from a list, multiple choice. To interview with the companies that come to the placement office, to select from what's on offer, to ask, 'what do you have?' This is the world of "If we don't sell it, you don't want it." But in revolutionary times, when the number of options is exploding, the opportunities go to someone who can describe something that's not in stock, that perhaps has never even been described before. Custom-made does you no good if you don't know what you want.        
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  • Old school Nokia phones playing “I’m Yours” [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Have old cell phones laying around? Don't throw them away, recycle them! Before you do, though, try this out. You can play Jason Mraz's hit song, "I'm Yours" on them, and impress all your friends. The post Old school Nokia phones playing “I’m Yours” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Footage from inside a digital camera at 10,000 fps [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    You can read your digital camera's instruction manual until your head explodes, but you'll still have a hard time understanding how the thing works. But when you see it in action, it's so much easier. Here's a digital camera at work, but slowed down to ten thousands frames per second. The post Footage from inside a digital camera at 10,000 fps [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Every goat in the U.S. [maps]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    Goatherd looking for good company? Trying to score the best deal on goat cheese? The post Every goat in the U.S. [maps] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 10 tips for soothing the pain of dry skin

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Nothing like itchy, alligator skin to let a body know it's winter. The post 10 tips for soothing the pain of dry skin appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 8 art supplies you can make at home

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    We all know that one kid whose artistic sensibilities require using a month's supply of paint in one sitting, so the question becomes how to keep them in supplies without draining the college fund? The post 8 art supplies you can make at home appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' reimagined as a neon galaxy far, far away

    Jacqui Devaney
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    Every nerd-centric, pop culture-friendly movie enjoys waves of remixes, but this one tops the bad lip readings or dub step overlays you're used to. In this neon wonderland, the much loved and debated Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer gets an '80s Tron-like makeover The reimagined trailer was created by neon animator Neonardo, who used his skills to essentially lightsaber the entire Star Wars universe. And the results may be even more impressive than the Death Star itself. Steve Buscemi is a natural Jan Brady in Snickers’ Super Bowl ad Man breaks down in tears when a lost recording of…
  • John Oliver is baffled by our Super Bowl obsession

    Molly Lynch
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    John Oliver stopped by the Late Show Thursday night, and talked about the apotheosis of American culture that is the Super Bowl Oliver seemed overwhelmed by the extravagance of the event, saying: "I'm not used to seeing fighter jets flying over the stadium at the start, and then half an hour of Katy Perry throwing glitter hand grenades, or whatever it is she's going to do." See also: 13 things Katy Perry revealed at her Super Bowl halftime show primer Well, get used to it, John. Stock up on your cheap domestic beer and potato chips. You're one of us now BONUS:W-ORD Channel 7 News With John…
  • Man breaks down in tears when a lost recording of his deceased wife resurfaces

    Brian Koerber
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    After Stan Beaton's wife, Ruby, passed away in 2003, he saved the "leave a message after the beep" recording that they had shared. The recording was lost after Virgin Mobile conducted some technical work, but with the help of BBC Radio Leeds, the company was able to retrieve the deleted message for Stan — and captured his reaction to hearing it again. Stan, 68, is incredulous when he hears the good news. In the video, a reporter tells Stan that it took 10 people a total of three days to retrieve the message. "That must have cost a fortune!" Stan exclaims. "It's just a wonderful,…
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck confess to Deflategate

    Tricia Gilbride
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Die-hard New England Patriots fans would do anything to protect their man, Tom Brady — even take the blame for Deflategate. Jimmy Kimmel rounded up Massachusetts-bred celebrities like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski and Steven Tyler to play your typical Patriots fan, complete with thick Boston accents and a fondness for the phrase "f*ck you." The confessions are increasingly far-fetched, but they remain dedicated to their cause. "Tom Brady had nothing to do with this," explains Krasinski. "He was too busy being awesome." Steve Buscemi is a natural Jan Brady in Snickers’…
  • Mitt Romney won't run for president in 2016

    Colin Daileda
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not take another shot at the White House in 2016 Romney told supporters and members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he would step aside to let other GOP candidates stake their claim for the presidency amid rumors that he would announce another bid. See also: Net neutrality: Where does America's next president stand? "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in his statement…
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  • Meet Dr. Armpit, Changing Body Odor With Bacteria

    Peter Andrey Smith
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    What's really happening under your arms? The secret to skin smells is all in the microbes.Here's an undeniable fact: In samples collected from seven of New York's subway platforms, scientists discovered that we're surrounded in plumes of microbes wafting off other people's skin. Here's another undeniable fact: Those bacteria colonize all of our glands and follicles and the entire epidermis. They make our skin smell. The scientific justification for l'eau de bacteria is that scents enabled great apes to sniff out those with optimal fitness and health, basically, find sex without the…
  • Why An Apple Employee Created A Company To Help Him Lose Weight

    Michael Grothaus
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    To hit his New Year's weight loss resolution, this ex-Apple employee and journalist became a tech CEO.A little over a year ago I was a much bigger guy than I am now. And when I say "big" I mean big. To be exact, I weighed 280 pounds. The U.S. Center for Disease Control says a person of my height (6'1") and age (at the time I was 35) should weigh 140 to 189 pounds. I was almost 100 pounds over the high end of that spectrum. My BMI was over 38, when it should have been 19-24.Read Full Story
  • Free App Friday: 5 Painless Ways To Be More Productive At Work

    Doug Aamoth
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Whether you're already a highly effective person or merely aspire to be one, there's a tool here for you.As the old saying goes: Work smarter, not harder. Never has that been more possible than with modern technology.Read Full Story
  • 4 Office Culture Killers And How To Avoid Them

    Barry S. Saltzman
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    Does your company culture come from a genuine, thoughtful process? If not, you might be making these mistakes.There's a reason water coolers are the iconic meeting place for employees to air their grievances: in a workplace where there's nowhere else for staffers to break from the daily grind and let off steam, chances are high they'll have a lot of gripes to share—and that they spend more time stewing at their desks than working.Read Full Story
  • Amazon Posts Strong Holiday Sales, Appeasing Impatient Investors

    Ainsley O'Connell
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    After two product flops, a red-faced Jeff Bezos is steering the company back toward its strengths.First, Amazon's Fire Phone tanked. Then, the company pulled its new line of diapers just weeks after they launched, due to design flaws. Investors, ever skeptical of CEO Jeff Bezos's aggressive emphasis on investments in growth and product innovation, began to lose the faith.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Daily Mail Acquires Millennial-Focused Website Elite Daily

    Anthony Ha
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
     DMG Media, publisher of UK newspaper The Daily Mail, announced this morning that it has acquired Elite Daily. Describing itself as “The Voice Of Generation Y,” Elite Daily mixes general news and culture coverage with stories like, um, “You Can Literally Make Over $13,000 A Year Just By Pooping.” (Which, to be fair, is good to know.) In a blog post about the acquisition,… Read More
  • Blinq Enhances Your Favorite Messaging Applications With Extra Information

    Sarah Perez
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
     A new mobile application called Blinq is launching today into public beta to add a layer of contextual information to your favorite mobile messaging applications. Founder Yossi Ghinsberg, who’s better known for his adventures in the Amazon (not Amazon.com, but the actual unchartered wilderness), described Blinq as “more of a hack than an app,” saying that people are tired… Read More
  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Jordan Crook
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
     The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More
  • Canon 5DS Leaked Specs Reveal A High Megapixel DSLR Geared For Color Accuracy

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
     Canon’s announcing a new pro-level DSLR camera next week, according to CanonRumors, and now specs have leaked that reveal what we can expect. The 5DS (and 5DS R, a variant with the low pass filter removed, which should provide greater detail for landscape photographers at the expense of higher moiré) should offer a generous 50.6MP full frame sensor, dual DIGIC6 processors and an ISO… Read More
  • Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.

    Ryan Lawler
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
     Today Airbnb announced that it will soon begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes in four new cities: Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • What do you want?

    Seth Godin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The industrialist and the one in power would like you to choose from a list, multiple choice. To interview with the companies that come to the placement office, to select from what's on offer, to ask, 'what do you have?' This is the world of "If we don't sell it, you don't want it." But in revolutionary times, when the number of options is exploding, the opportunities go to someone who can describe something that's not in stock, that perhaps has never even been described before. Custom-made does you no good if you don't know what you want.        
  • Various updates

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Late in 2014, I invited IOS app developers to submit information for a lightweight list for people seeking professional help. Thanks to Jessica and the generous folks at New York Tech Meetup, it's free and ready for you to use or share. There's a worldwide list and one focused on New York as well. Go make something. The Your Turn Challenge just finished, and it was a phenomenon. More than 4,500 posts came in from nearly a thousand people getting in the habit of shipping daily. Plus tweets. Well done, Winnie. What To Do When It's Your Turn continues to spread, inspiring stories like this…
  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
  • The best laid plans

    Seth Godin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    As your plans get more detailed, it's also more and more likely that they won't work exactly as you described them. Certainly, it's worth visualizing the thing you're working to build. When it works, what's it going to be like? Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you're going to do when the plan doesn't work. Because it won't. Not the way you expect, certainly. Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. Sales won't get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change. All part of the plan that includes…
  • Your mood vs. your reality

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

  • Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company

    Issie Lapowsky
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Jay-Z's empire may soon be a little bit larger. The rapper and business mogul is about to get into the streaming music business. The post Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company appeared first on WIRED.
  • In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters

    Mary Bates
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    The order of specific units, or syntax, is important for many types of acoustic communication, including human speech and birdsong. But does the effectiveness of visual communication depend on syntax as well? That’s what Kevin Woo, of SUNY Empire State College, and Guillaume Rieucau, of the Institute of Marine Research in Norway, wanted to find […] The post In Lizard Visual Displays, Order Matters appeared first on WIRED.
  • Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC

    Alex Davies
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    An easy to read guide to where cycling is relaxing and where it’s stressful. The post Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine

    Jordan Golson
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Built as a support vehicle for an ice-driving academy in Lapland, Finland, the Nissan Juke Nismo "RSnow" looks perfect for chasing down Yetis. The post A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine appeared first on WIRED.
  • Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance

    Jordan Crucchiola
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    All kinds of people turn out for Sundance every January, and they tend to stick together in packs. And one of those groups is really just the worst. The post Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 9 Copywriting Rules To Create Hypnotic Posts Your Readers Will Love

    Guest Blogger
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image via Flickr user Daniel Lee This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. Your blog posts have a purpose, right? You want your readers to take a specific action after reading your post. It could be to: like, share, subscribe, comment or just think about something. Either way, you’re aiming to elicit a response. And It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a sale letter, a blog post, or an email. If you aim to evoke any kind of response or action… you’re writing copy. Funnily enough, most of the content marketing style writing you read now, is heavily influenced by…
  • Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design. Maintaining a blog in such a fast-paced environment can be a huge challenge, but staying on top of trends is required for success. In order to keep your blog interesting and relevant in the upcoming year, there are five design trends to keep in mind when continuing your work in 2015. Image via shutterstock.com…
  • Going from a Blog to a Vlog: What the Big Companies Can Teach Us

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is a guest contribution from social media analyst Matthew Yeoman. The move online from only having a blog for your online marketing is, of course, one which has long since been abandoned. Brands now have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on and on to promote their website and the blogs themselves. A trend towards video, with YouTube leading the way, has lead to the rise of the vlog as the next big thing in content marketing. Many of the biggest brands in the world are on YouTube. They are killing it with views, subscribers (there’s a familiar term for bloggers), and brand exposure.
  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

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

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
 
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  • Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 With New Yosemite Notification Center Widget

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Apple today released iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, introducing a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center. With the widget, it's possible to see what song is playing, skip ahead, and purchase music while listening to iTunes Radio. The update also includes performance improvements when syncing with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store. iTunes 12.1 is the first major update to iTunes 12, which was introduced alongside OS X Yosemite. iTunes 12 brought a new design with Yosemite-style translucency elements to…
  • Possible Third-Party 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New Photo

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Ahead of any major product release, we often see part leaks and case molds, which give us hints on the sizing, features, and design of the forthcoming product, and the "iPad Pro" is no exception. We've previously seen what's said to be an iPad Pro dummy model for Apple's upcoming large-screened tablet, and today, French site Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has shared an image of a case that may be designed for the device. According to the site, the image of the case originated from a reliable source that the site has been in contact with "for many years." Though the case in the photo is not…
  • iTunes Connect Issue Causing Developers to Be Logged Into Wrong Accounts [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    A number of iTunes Connect developers have turned to Twitter and tipped us off about an ongoing issue where users are being shown someone else's session after attempting to login into their own account. Instead of seeing their own apps, iTunes Connect is mismatching users and displaying other apps from completely different developers. MacRumors has been able to duplicate this issue, which appears to be widespread and has been going on since at least 8 AM Pacific. Most definitely was auto logged in to a blackberry account on iTunes connect somehow... This isn't mine!
  • Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014 [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is an estimate since the company stopped reporting smartphone shipments a few years ago. The research firm adds that Apple and Samsung were last tied in smartphone market share in Q4 2011. Apple experienced a…
  • Following Apple's Record Quarter Announcement, Samsung Reports Profit Drop

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    On the heels of an earnings call that saw Apple announcing record earnings, rival phone maker Samsung today announced its own results for the October to December period, reporting a 27 percent quarterly decline in earnings. Samsung saw net profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared to 7.3 trillion won last year, marking its first annual earnings decline in three years and its fifth consecutive quarter of decline. Apple, meanwhile, announced record earnings of $18 billion, largely due to the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Overall, Samsung's 2014 profit was at 25…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Lately, I’m finding lots of interaction and fun on Facebook. I once wrote a post about how I was leaving Facebook for Google+ because whoa, that’s the future. Until Google decided it wasn’t. And I’m reasonably well known for loving Twitter and being an early adopter of it. Which social network is right for you? The real answer? The one you like. I like Instagram plenty. I like Facebook more than I ever did before (no real idea why). I even spent a half hour today in LinkedIn (which I usually complain about). Continue ReadingThe post I Like Facebook More Than Twitter…
  • What is Content Marketing?

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and much more) to reach prospects and customers and influencers, and warm them up for the potential of a purchase. You can have an offline business and use content marketing. You can promote yourself, a book, a store, a church, or whatever it is you need to do. The art of content marketing is to create information that entertains, informs, and then CONNECTS a potential buyer with what you do/offer.Continue ReadingThe post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
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  • Do Lower Prices Lead to More Sales?

    Sean D'Souza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s say you’re choosing between three photography courses covering similar topics. The prices are stacked like this: $200 $250 $2,000 What’s going through your mind right now? Curiosity floods your brain. Even if you’re not sure you can afford the $2,000 course, you want to know why it’s so expensive, compared to the other photography courses. If we were truly happy with lower prices, we would simply snap up the $200 workshop, right? We wouldn’t so much as take a glance at the rest. But that’s not how we’re built as human beings. Many years…
  • 5 Traffic Strategies That Build Your Curation Audience

    Brian Clark
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Note: This is the third of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the initial two episodes here: Position Your Content Curation for Success 3 Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster Now we tackle the eternal question: how do you get traffic to your curation site so you can build an email list? Should we start building a war chest for advertising? Not yet. First we’re going to apply some creativity and sweat into driving traffic. Some of these methods are tried and true, but need to be executed…
  • Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Talk is cheap. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to content marketing strategy, simply talking about it is not enough. That is the big takeaway from the 2015 benchmarks, budgets, and trends study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, sponsored by our own Rainmaker Platform. According to the study, only 39 percent of B2B small business marketers have a documented content marketing strategy. The rest either have a strategy that they have only talked about (47 percent), have no strategy at all (12 percent), or are unsure (1 percent). Here’s why this matters…
  • How to Learn From Your Mistakes

    Jerod Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everybody makes mistakes. And everybody should make mistakes. They are unavoidable when we step outside of our comfort zones. Avoiding mistakes means avoiding growth. But we can’t repeat our mistakes. We need to learn from them. When we do, we turn negatives into positives and move forward. When we don’t, we simply run in place. In this episode of The Lede, Demian and I share personal stories of mistakes we’ve made — some big and some small — and how we learned from them, and we describe the thought process necessary to do so consistently. We discuss: Recovering…
  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    If you fancy yourself a Mozart of the shower, Casio has an app that will write entire compositions based on what you whistle or sing.Chordana Composer (pictured above) is a simple iOS app that can take snatches of melody and expand on them according to user preferences.While the songs aren’t exactly works of musical genius, the app is another example of how computers can emulate human creativity.Designed for iPhone and iPad, Chordana Composer has a basic user interface with an abbreviated keyboard and simple editing tools. Users can input a melody by whistling, tapping the on-screen…
  • You Should Play: Twist objects into shadow puppets with puzzler Shadowmatic

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.It’s always awesome to see a breathtaking, unique, and thoroughly innovative puzzle game pop up on the App Store, and this week we’re particularly impressed with Triada Studio Games’ light-and-shadow-play perspective game, Shadowmatic. For a mere $3, Shadowmatic takes you through a non-linear progression of increasingly difficult perspective…
  • Ask the iTunes Guy: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Apple may have sold gazillions of iPhones in the latest quarter, but the questions about iTunes are still coming strong. This week, I look at three interesting questions. How can you label live recordings by date and set? How can you sync from iTunes Match to a non-iOS iPod? And what are those mystery columns that show up in the iTunes library?Live sets Q: I have a live recording of a band’s entire run from one venue. This is a multiple disc set. I would like to break the shows down by date and then set, but all iTunes offers is “Disc 1,” “Disc 2,” and so on. I can re-tag the files…
  • Facebook and Twitter battle to be your Super Bowl second screen

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    When you kick back on your couch this Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks duke it out in the Super Bowl, you’ll be prepared with the must-haves: Wings, beer, and your phone or tablet. Even if you’re surrounded by friends, the game commentary on social media is often more entertaining than their chatter—or the game itself. Many of us use both Twitter and Facebook during major events, but the networks would prefer you pick a side, because your attention translates into ad dollars for both networks. So Twitter and Facebook are putting on their game faces:…
  • Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with these killer apps

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Rarely is watching the Super Bowl a solitary experience—usually, you and your buddies are crammed into someone's living room, huddled around the snack table and shouting at the TV with every play. So, if the party gets a little too hectic, you might need some apps to help you refocus on the game. These apps will enhance your Super Bowl viewing experience, helping you keep up with the action and providing a distraction during the ridiculously long halftime show (you know, if Katy Perry isn't your thing).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Prototyping iOS And Android Apps With Sketch (With A Freebie!)

    Joshua Mauldin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    After the untimely (and still kind of sad) demise of Fireworks1, I found myself looking for other ways to design apps and websites. I also had the desire to produce something more interactive for when I talk about my work with stakeholders. It turned out that Sketch2, when paired with some other neat tools, would be a big part of this workflow. In this article, I’ll talk you through why you should prototype and how you can do it with Sketch and prototyping tools such as Flinto and InVision. You’ll also get a nicely documented freebie Sketch file to help you. Before we get started, here…
  • Five Characteristics Of An Innovation

    Victor Yocco
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    The “diffusion of innovations” theory of communications expert and rural sociologist Everett Rogers attempts to identify and explain the factors that lead to people and groups adopting innovations (new ideas and technologies). Design teams that account for both usability and how people adopt innovation stand a much greater chance of having users accept and use their products. The diffusion of innovations is a complex process; design teams can use their knowledge of the theory to create a road map for how they will address critical factors in the design and marketing of their product. I…
  • The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    You didn’t really think we’d wrap up our endless1, mischievous2 mystery3 riddles4 just like that, did you? Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of the SmashingConf NYC 20155, we’ve prepared a new mystery riddle, and this one will be an exercise in patience and stubborness. No, it’s not going to be an easy one this time either, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. How does it work? Well, you know how it works. Below you’ll find the first of a few animated GIFs that contain a hidden Twitter hashtag. Your job is to discover those hashtags as fast…
  • “When Great Just Isn’t Good Enough” Smashing Conference NYC 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    SmashingConf NYC 20151 will challenge you to rethink how you design and build websites today — and how to touch someone’s heart with design. 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available tickets. With the main focus on practical takeaways from real-life projects, you might never be the same again. To the tickets.2 About The Conference You’ve been around for quite some time, haven’t you? You know your way around front-end, or UX methodologies, or mobile patterns, or even the obscure dark matter of responsive web design. But you might not…
  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

    Jacob Rossi
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.” So, what does this mean for us as designers and developers? What rendering engine will Spartan be using, and how will it affect our work? We spoke with Jacob Rossi, the senior engineer at Microsoft’s web platform team, about the new browser, the rendering engine behind it, and whether it’s going to replace Internet Explorer in the long run. This article, written by Jacob, is the result of our conversations, with a few…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Watch: Former NFL player accused of murder

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    The player's sensational trial, coming nearly three years after he helped lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl, resumed today with the dead man's girlfriend on the witness list.
  • He'll work to put someone else in White House

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    "I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," the 2012 GOP nominee tells supporters.
  • Romney jabs back at Obama

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    John King, Margaret Talev and Chris Moody on Obama and Romney trading jabs at each other and why it's important for 2016.
  • More snowfall for Northeast

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    The clipper system is to hit between early Friday and late Saturday. Clipper systems swoop down from western Canada to the east.
  • Juror questionnaires make clear how Boston feels

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    The jury selection process is revealing, and a look through the voluminous court file shows just where the prosecution's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is headed.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Friday Stuff for Photographers

    Scott Kelby
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody!. Here’s what’s up:One minute and 41-seconds of brilliant advice for photographers We do an “Inspire Me Monday” piece each week on our KelbyOne Facebook page and this week it’s a short 1-minute and 41-second clip taken from our business interview with Dave Black, and his advice to someone who asked him how to handle a portrait shoot with an athlete is just brilliant. Simple, yet so smart. You’ve got it watch it. It’ll be the best minute forty-one you spend today on your photography.If you’re a Wedding or Portrait…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    New Lightroom Classes from Scott Kelby Over on KelbyOne, we just released four brand new Lightroom courses from Scott Kelby! Whether you’re wondering why you should start using Lightroom and are curious what the advantages of it are over just using Bridge and Photoshop, a current user who wants to know more about sharpening, a sports photographer looking for the best way to integrate Lightroom into your workflow, or are just looking for some cool layout ideas, Scott has you covered.Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Scott’s Lightroom 5 Book for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

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

  • 37 Ethereal Almost Supernatural Long Exposure Photographs

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Landscape photographers use a technique involving long exposures to create those milky smooth waterfalls, and misty images of coastlines. But what other ways are long exposures used? Here are a few long exposure photographs that seem almost otherworldly or supernatural in their appearance for you to ponder and enjoy: Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni on 500px Snake on a Train by Brian Donovan on 500px Skipping Rocks by Michael Shainblum on 500px Autumn Swirl by Andrew Kumler on 500px 49 Shades of Grey by Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim on 500px The Proposal by Ryan Buchanan on 500px Children of…
  • The Contest Winners of the Three Tamron Lenses Are…

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    A VERY BIG Thank You to everyone who entered our recent competition to win one of three lenses from our friends and site sponsors at Tamron. Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro and Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD This was not actually a photography competition, per se, but so many of you shared your beautiful photographs, we encourage you all to go back and scroll the comments section for some wonderful photographs and links to reader pages/sites. The response was absolutely AMAZING with over 1,000 entries! In fact, it was so great that we here at Digital Photography School decided, again, to add…
  • 11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

    Anthony Epes
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, but I would argue that it’s far more interesting to photographs cities at dawn. You have so much more to work with – buildings, graffiti, debris, rivers, glass, the odd person, roads, and greenery in the midst of all of this urban-ness. The possibilities to create unique photos are endless. So, if you combine all this intense city landscape with the wonderful and quickly-changing light of dawn, you have an amazing combination.
  • Food Photography – How to Shoot A Beverage With Only Two Lights

    Joel Dryer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The wonderful thing about food photography is that you can easily turn your apartment, home, or garage into a studio. This image was shot for a local ice cream franchise that offers a different spin on the traditional root beer float. The set was constructed on a coffee table with common household items, and was lit with just two lights. Final image You might be thinking that the featured photo does not look like your normal, every-day root beer float, and you would be right. The ice cream pellets in the float were created by flash freezing ice cream mixed with liquid nitrogen. Because the…
  • Handiwork: How to Pose Hands

    Gina Milicia
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” – Og Mandino All images copyright Gina Milicia What to do with your model’s hands is the one thing most photographers and…
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  • Yahoo updates its news and lifestyle app with more interactive features

    Mel Martin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Yahoo has a bunch of apps for iOS, including Yahoo Mail, Weather, Finance and others. The primary Yahoo app (free) is what has just received an update. This app features a blend of news with Yahoo's interactive lifestyle magazines. The Yahoo app has...
  • Daily Deals for January 30, 2015, The Beats by Dre Giveaway

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    It's time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections. All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly....
  • Flickr Find: It's Apple Time!

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    What better way to use an old G5 tower than to grab a panel from the old machine and toss it into a homemade clock? This unique wall piece was created by Flickr user Chris Sasse, who uses the clock to tick off the hours in his office....
  • Learn the mental part of defense with Baseball Academics

    John Emmert
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Growing up I learned to play baseball the same way millions of youngsters have learned and continue to learn, by playing the game. The most difficult part of learning the game was the mental part. Hitting, catching, and throwing the ball are physical...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Zero Age [iOS Universal...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • DxO OpticsPro 10.2 adds support for Sony A7 II and Panasonic LX100

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    DxO OpticsPro 10.2 is now available, joined by DxO ViewPoint 2.5.2 and DxO FilmPack 5.1. With this trio of updates, photographers will find new support for four more camera models: the Lumix DMC-LX100, Pentax K-S1, Sony A7 II, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Hundreds of new camera and lens combinations have been added, the user interfaces have been improved, and more. Read more
  • Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X firmware updates

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Canon has released firmware updates for its EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X DSLRs. Both updates claim to improve the user's ability to control autofocus in Live View mode when wide angle lenses are used. Firmware 2.0.7 for the 1D-X also fixes a couple of issues, including a problem with vertical lines appearing when long exposures are used. Read more
  • Save the date! DPreview PIX2015 Expo May 2-3

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    DPReview is pleased to announce 'Photo Interactive Expo, PIX2015'. PIX2015 is a live-streamed photo show which will be taking place on May 2nd and 3rd 2015. A true celebration of photography, the show - which will be live-streamed here on DPReview.com and on our partner sites - will feature inspiring, entertaining, educational and interactive talks and demonstrations by leading photographers and industry experts. Click through to learn more
  • Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Canon has released its 2014 Q4 financial report, showing an overall profit increase but a continued slump in camera sales. Sales of office equipment are responsible for a 5.4 percent year-on-year upswing in operating profits in Q4, but the company reports that sales in its imaging business fell by 7.3% compared to the previous year. Read more
  • Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Welcome back, everybody and we’re here with #3 in my 10-part series. Just a friendly reminder: if you missed, didn’t read or forgot my official disclaimer for this series posted at the beginning of #1, please give it a quick read, so we all stay on the same page. OK, here’s #3: (3) Store all your original photos inside one main folder That folder doesn’t have to be on your computer — it can be on an external hard drive — no problem, and you can have as many sub-folders inside that one main folder as you want, but if you want to have peace, calm, and order in your…
  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

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

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

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

  • Apple Launches 'Get Productive' Promotion for iOS and Mac With Discounted Productivity Apps

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores were today updated with new "Get Productive" sections, offering discounted prices on many popular productivity apps for iOS devices and Macs. In the iOS App Store, the 19 discounted apps include Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad, Workflow, Clear, Duet Display, Calendars 5, and more. Apps are available for up to 60 percent off their regular prices. In the Mac App Store, there are 20 apps available at discounted prices up to 75 percent off, including popular offerings like Day One, Byword, iA Writer Pro, iTranslate, mSecure, iStudiez Pro, Notability, and more.
  • Elgato Recalls Some Smart Power Battery Packs Due to Overheating

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Elgato recently announced that it is recalling some of its Smart Power 6000 mAh battery packs, as they can overheat while recharging. The company sent out notices to app users today, letting them know about the recall. For those unfamiliar, the $99 Elgato Smart Power battery pack is a compact 6000 mAh external battery that integrated with an iOS app, a neat feature that allowed users to wireless monitor the charge level of the device and receive notifications when the battery was low or needed recharging. MacRumors went hands-on with the Smart Power back in December and found it's app…
  • Facebook for iOS Gains Foursquare-Style 'Place Tips' Recommendations

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Facebook for iOS is gaining a major new feature today, which is designed to provide Foursquare-style recommendations on the places that users visit. Called Place Tips, the tool will offer up posts and photos that a user's friends have shared at the same location that's being visited. For example, when visiting a restaurant, if a Facebook friend has previously been to the same spot, Place Tips will display any photos and posts that were made at that location, letting users know what might be good to order or what to avoid. From friends' recommendations to information about the places and…
  • Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Following Apple's earnings call on Tuesday in which Tim Cook stated the company "saw more new customers to iPhone than we've ever seen before," research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) today released (via Fortune) a report delving into the specifics of the Android-to-Apple switching statistics revealed by Apple. Expectedly, the report - which surveyed 500 Apple device customers inside the U.S. only - notes most Apple iPhone users returned to the company with the newest iteration of the iPhone last year. But the rate of Android switchers migrating platforms to the iPhone 6…
  • Microsoft Launches Outlook for iOS with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail Support

    Richard Padilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    Microsoft today launched its official Outlook app for iOS, which allows users to easily view and organize their email inbox, calendars, attachments, and more under one unified view. The app works with Microsoft's own Outlook.com and Office 365 services, while iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail are also compatible. Outlook for iOS also features quick gestures, as users can simply swipe to delete, archive or schedule messages. Now, with Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet – as efficiently as you do on your computer. And, because we know that…
 
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