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  • Turning year-old veggies into the best food in the world [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The title is not an exaggeration. In this video, you'll see René Redzepi turn a year-old carrot into a delicious dish. If you don't recognize the name, maybe it'll help if we mention the restaurant he works at: Noma. If that doesn't ring a bell, just Google "the best restaurant in the world." The post Turning year-old veggies into the best food in the world [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Live updates: Ferguson grand jury reaches a decision

    Mashable
    Brian Ries
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in AugustMashable is covering the event live below 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW1. The announcement on the grand jury's decision could come today.2. If charged, Wilson could face first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.3. Here's the Michael Brown case laid out. The latest [View the story "Live Updates: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision" on Storify]Live Updates: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Mashable covers the…
  • Yakety Sax: Why Yik Yak's Huge New Funding Round Isn't As Ridiculous As It Sounds

    Fast Company
    David Matthews
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    What Yik Yak raising $62 million means for Sequoia Capital, bullied teens, a spurned cofounder, and bubble watchers everywhereYik Yak, the controversial anonymous messaging app popular on high school and college campuses, has raised its third round of funding this year. Sequoia Capital led this $62 million capital infusion in the Atlanta-based startup, putting the company's valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.Read Full Story
  • Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
     Holiday shopping got an earlier start this year with a number of retailers including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Staples, Lowe’s, Sears and several others launching “pre-Black Friday” deals, or kicking off a week of Black Friday-like sales where select items are deeply discounted. The overall effect has been an early lift in online sales ahead of Thanksgiving. This… Read More
  • Sign your work

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We expect authors, painters and singers to identify themselves, to sign the work they do. And surgeons and lawyers as well. What about managers, committee members, engineers and everyone else who makes something? Who made this policy? Who designed this menu? Who approved this project? If you're not proud of it, don't ship it. If you are, sign your work and own the results. We'll know who to thank. If you work for a place where work goes unsigned (internally, in particular) it's worth asking why.        
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  • Turning year-old veggies into the best food in the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The title is not an exaggeration. In this video, you'll see René Redzepi turn a year-old carrot into a delicious dish. If you don't recognize the name, maybe it'll help if we mention the restaurant he works at: Noma. If that doesn't ring a bell, just Google "the best restaurant in the world." The post Turning year-old veggies into the best food in the world [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Pro frisbee player tosses a pizza into an oven from 20 meters away [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Some people think frisbee is a silly sport, and that's if those people are nice enough to give frisbee credit as a sport at all. When you watch this pro frisbee player toss a pizza into a microwave from across the street, it'll be hard to deny the agility and talent that this takes. The post Pro frisbee player tosses a pizza into an oven from 20 meters away [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Christmas “PooPourri” commercial is both hilarious and unsettling [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Remember PooPourri? The oil that you drop in the toilet before going number two, designed to prevent smells? Well, it's back this holiday season and its ad is...unsettling. The post Christmas “PooPourri” commercial is both hilarious and unsettling [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make the fluffiest, best pancakes in the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Now everyone thinks they make the best pancakes. Objectively speaking, of course, that cannot be true. The counterargument to that is that taste is subjective. But what if there really were a best pancake recipe in the world? If there is, the recipe below might just be it. The post How to make the fluffiest, best pancakes in the world [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This summary of the Bible nails it

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    We'd like to commend redditor Cabbagetroll on this incredibly simple and spot-on summary of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, just in case you never got around to reading the whole thing. The post This summary of the Bible nails it appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Live updates: Ferguson grand jury reaches a decision

    Brian Ries
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    A grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson cop who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in AugustMashable is covering the event live below 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW1. The announcement on the grand jury's decision could come today.2. If charged, Wilson could face first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.3. Here's the Michael Brown case laid out. The latest [View the story "Live Updates: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision" on Storify]Live Updates: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Mashable covers the…
  • Stray dog follows adventure race team for 430 miles through the Amazon

    Discovery News
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    In a heartwarming story tailor-made for the start of the holiday season, a stray dog followed a team of athletes throughout its grueling 430-mile adventure competition in the Amazon rainforest. The dog, later named Arthur, came upon Team Peak Performance, a Swedish team competing in the Adventure Racing World Championship, while the athletes were sharing a meal in advance of a 20-mile race stage through rough terrain in Ecuador. One of the athletes, Mikael Lindnord, took pity on the scraggly pup hovering near their table and fed the dog a meatball. And that meatball made them friends for…
  • J.J. Abrams confirms a 'tiny' Star Wars trailer is coming this weekend

    Josh Dickey
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    LOS ANGELES — Despite the great disturbance in the Force on Monday morning, no one knows exactly when or where the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will debut. We only know that it will, on Friday, and it'll be 88 seconds long. Episode VII director JJ Abrams tweeted out one of his hand-drawn messages Monday, just a few hours after Regal Entertainment Group, the nation's largest movie theater chain, leaked what appeared to be a list of nine locations that will debut the trailer for paying customers. SEE ALSO: 30 'Star Wars: Episode VII' titles better than 'The Force Awakens'…
  • Google settles case with banker over 3,600 instances of online abuse

    Blathnaid Healy
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    LONDON — Google says it will take "significant efforts" to remove abusive material about a businessman who brought the search giant to court over articles in search results he said made false allegations about him. Daniel Hegglin, a former Morgan Stanley banker who used to live in London but now resides in Hong Kong, requested that Google block anonymously authored posts about him from its search results. His case first came before a court in July, and the settlement announced Monday before the trial was scheduled to begin. Had the case gone to trial and been decided in Hegglin's favor,…
  • Odell Beckham Jr.'s insane catch inspires some insane memes

    Eitan Levine
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Odell Beckham jr. has duct tape for hands. The New York Giants rookie wide receiver has been lighting up cornerbacks all season. His 10-inch hands and vertical abilities has turned him into Eli Manning's top target and a highlight reel machine. See also: 9 artists who might join Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show Last night Odell had one of the most physically impressive catches, not just this season but arguably in NFL history: Sports fans with photoshop and an internet connection are honoring Odell's grab with a series of outlandish memes flooding twitter: Read more... More about…
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    Fast Company

  • Yakety Sax: Why Yik Yak's Huge New Funding Round Isn't As Ridiculous As It Sounds

    David Matthews
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    What Yik Yak raising $62 million means for Sequoia Capital, bullied teens, a spurned cofounder, and bubble watchers everywhereYik Yak, the controversial anonymous messaging app popular on high school and college campuses, has raised its third round of funding this year. Sequoia Capital led this $62 million capital infusion in the Atlanta-based startup, putting the company's valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.Read Full Story
  • The FAA Does Not Like Drones

    Peter Wade
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    New regulations, if enacted, could severely restrict commercial use.Amazon may still have lofty ambitions to one day make deliveries via drones, but if new proposed regulations go into effect, those ambitions may be just pie in the sky.Read Full Story
  • Bumble, Launched By A Former Tinder Exec, Wants To Keep Creepy Dudes Away

    Chris Gayomali
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Not much is known about the app, other than it wants to keep "creepy guys and cheesy pickup lines" to a minimum.Former Tinder executive Whitney Wolfe left the company she helped build earlier this year, filing an ugly sexual harassment lawsuit against the hookup app's cofounders. (The suit was settled in September for an undisclosed amount.) Now, Wolfe is back—along with two other former Tinder employees—to launch a new dating app called Bumble. At first blush, it looks an awful lot like, well, Tinder.Read Full Story
  • How Decrepit Piers Inspired Thomas Heatherwick's Vision For A Floating Park

    Shaunacy Ferro
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    British designer Thomas Heatherwick discusses his vision for Pier55, a sort of aquatic High Line on the Hudson River in New York.Last week, the Hudson River Park Trust announced a plan to build an elevated pier park and performance space on the Hudson River in New York. It's more floating park than pier.Read Full Story
  • This App Is Like A Mind-Reading Robot That Helps You Avoid Conflict

    Carey Dunne
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Design firm Altitude created a conceptual app that uses emotion-detecting software to help keep users calm and collected.Many smartphone apps distract us from our feelings—it's hard to get in touch with crushing sadness while crushing candy. But what if there were an app that made users more aware of their emotions, as well as those of their friends and coworkers, and thus made difficult conversations easier?Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    Sarah Perez
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
     Holiday shopping got an earlier start this year with a number of retailers including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Staples, Lowe’s, Sears and several others launching “pre-Black Friday” deals, or kicking off a week of Black Friday-like sales where select items are deeply discounted. The overall effect has been an early lift in online sales ahead of Thanksgiving. This… Read More
  • Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

    Steve O'Hear
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
     Call it a pivot. Or failing and starting over. But, either way, some of the most successful startups and tech companies have done it. After all, the entrepreneurial road can be a long and winding one. The latest example to cross my in-box is Handmake Me, an “ethical marketplace” born out of multiple pivots by the team behind Hobzy. Specifically, the U.K. startup has re-launched… Read More
  • Vainglory Review: A Solid MOBA On Your iPhone

    Kyle Russell
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
     Now we’ve had a chance to actually try out Vainglory in real-world settings: on my apartment’s decent Wi-Fi setup and on an actual iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, the game is almost entirely successful at transferring to the the smaller form factor, with only a few minor gripes that can be addressed in future updates. Read More
  • Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Matt Burns
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
     Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160… Read More
  • Chrome Will Start Blocking All Remaining NPAPI Plugins In January

    Frederic Lardinois
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
     Starting in January 2015, Google’s Chrome browser will block all old-school Netscape Plug-In API (NPAPI) plugins. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given that Google started its efforts to remove NPAPI plugins more than a year ago. Over the last year, Google went from recommending that developers move away from this old architecture to actively blocking almost all NPAPI plugins. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Sign your work

    Seth Godin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We expect authors, painters and singers to identify themselves, to sign the work they do. And surgeons and lawyers as well. What about managers, committee members, engineers and everyone else who makes something? Who made this policy? Who designed this menu? Who approved this project? If you're not proud of it, don't ship it. If you are, sign your work and own the results. We'll know who to thank. If you work for a place where work goes unsigned (internally, in particular) it's worth asking why.        
  • The jobs only you can do

    Seth Godin
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    One of the milestones every entrepreneur passes is when she stops thinking of people she hires as expensive ("I could do that job for free") and starts thinking of them as cheap ("This frees me up to do something more profitable.") When you get rid of every job you do that could be done by someone else, something needs to fill your time. And what you discover is that you're imagining growth, building partnerships, rethinking the enterprise (working on your business instead of in it, as the emyth guys would say). Right now, you don't even see those jobs, because you're busy doing things that…
  • A little more than a bushel, a little bit less

    Seth Godin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Marketing works best when the effort you put into it is a little more than you think you need and a lot more than the market expects from your project. And projects work best when the amount you need to get done is a little less than the resources you have available. Marketing rewards a taut system, a show of confidence, the ability to be where you need to be with a true story that works. Projects reward slack, the ability to keep your schedule and your quality, to watch the critical path and to make smart decisions. The common errors, then: Pick too big an arena for your marketing, and seem…
  • The tragedy of the last 10%

    Seth Godin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    In a competitive market, if you do the work to lower your price by 10%, your market share grows. If you dig in deep, analyze, reengineer and make thoughtful changes, you can lower your price another 10%. This leads to an even bigger jump in market share. The third time (or maybe the fourth, or even before then), you only achieve a 10% savings by cutting safety, or quality, or reliability. You cut corners, certainly. The last 10% costs your workers the chance to make a decent living, it costs your suppliers the opportunity to treat their people with dignity, and it costs you your reputation.
  • Inventing a tribe

    Seth Godin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    I can't think of a single time that an individual or an organization has created a brand-new worldview, spread it and then led that tribe. There were Harley-type renegades before there was Harley Davidson. There were digital nomads before there was Apple. There were pop music fans before there were the Beatles and Rastafarians before Marley. Without a doubt, a new technology creates new experiences. But the early adopters who gravitate to it were early adopters before we got there. Our job is to find the disconnected and connect them, to find people eager to pursue a goal and give them the…
 
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    WIRED

  • Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers

    Jordan Crucchiola
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia. Check it. The post Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why You Need to Think About APIs Before Websites

    Brant DeBow, BiTE interactive
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    I came out of college right at the exciting explosion of the web. Most people paid little attention to it, WIRED looked like this, and my family would get excited when they saw a URL in a TV ad because that was that web thing that Brant worked on. As business models began to solidify […] The post Why You Need to Think About APIs Before Websites appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tips for Designing a Connected Home That Isn’t Chaos

    John Kiechel and Louisa Heinrich
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Not much is certain in technology and design, except for one pattern we’ve seen time and again: whenever a new class of technology becomes available, everyone wants a piece of it. In the late ’90s it was websites, then it was apps, and now it’s connected everything, aka, the Internet of Things (IoT). But there’s […] The post Tips for Designing a Connected Home That Isn’t Chaos appeared first on WIRED.
  • Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

    Zachary Slobig
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.
  • Here’s a New Tricked Out Version of the Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak

    Margaret Rhodes
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A couple years and plenty of trips on the water later, Anton Willis is introducing new details. Perhaps most notably, the new Oru has a foam chair with adjustable back support. The post Here’s a New Tricked Out Version of the Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How to Use Google in the Most Unusual Way to Make Your Self-Editing Faster, and Better

    Guest Blogger
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first and second post in this mini series here and here.… “[...] then the evening came and she found herself sitting by the drawing board again, trying to [...]“ Um … wait a minute, is it “sitting by the drawing board” or “sitting at the drawing board”? Damn it, I never remember, and both sound okay to me! How do I check this?! … Oh, the struggles of every blogger attempting to edit their own work. There are thousands of expressions just like the one above, causing us problems on…
  • 5 Quick Questions with Robert Scoble: What Makes a Great Tech Blog?

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Robert Scoble is the brains behind the blog Scobleizer (which he’s just abandoned in favour of solely microblogging on Facebook), and a well-respected authority on social media, tech, and blogging. He has worked for Microsoft, and is currently with Rackspace. We were super-fortunate to grab a few minutes of his time to answer five questions about how to make your tech blog a success. What do you think are the essentials a tech blog should have in order to be successful? Define success! For some, it might be just getting an industry discussion going. Others might want to build a media…
  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Darren Rowse
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change in how people arrive on my blog (Digital Photography School) over last 3 years. I doubt the results will surprise anyone. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. When I look at the last period in the chart in more detail and look at just this month (November) the trend continues…
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. March 25-26: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. I’m really excited to get to Social Media Marketing World this year. I’ve jealously watched it…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Dungeon Runner: Fitness Quest Turns Exercise Into an Old School RPG

    Thorin Klosowski
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    iOS: Gamifying your workout routine is a great way to incentivize yourself to get things done, and Six to Start, the makers of Zombies, Run have a new app built just for that. Dungeon Runner uses motion tracking to see what you're doing, track your workouts, and reward you with a little dungeon crawl.Read more...
  • Create Your Own Music Sleep Timer (or Alarm) With Tasker

    Tori Reid
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Android: You might wish your favorite music app had a sleep timer option to turn the music off after a set amount of time, or resent having an extra alarm clock app on your phone just so you can wake to your favorite music. There's no reason to download special apps for these features when you can just set them up with Tasker.Read more...
  • Start Difficult Emails Off Right with These Templates

    Tori Reid
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Putting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview can be pretty tough. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is personalize it and fill in the details. Read more...
  • What's the Point of YouTube Music Key?

    Eric Ravenscraft
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Recently, Google launched a new music service called YouTube Music Key. But wait, doesn't Google already have a music service ? Well, yes. And Music Key makes it better.Read more...
  • Black Friday Pricing Arrives Early on Dozens of Items, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Samsung's 64GB MicroSD card has fantastic reviews, and early Black Friday pricing today on Amazon. This is the best deal we've ever seen on this card, save for a short-lived price mistake which allowed a few of our lucky Twitter followers to score one for $1. [Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDXC with Adapter, $25]Read more...
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  • Apple Details Special (RED) Shopping Day Gift Card Amounts for Black Friday

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    As part of its campaign announced late yesterday to support the upcoming World AIDS Day, Apple has also confirmed its annual Black Friday sale on November 28, which is branded this year as the (RED) Special Shopping Day Promo. The U.S. promotion is offering (RED) gift cards to customers who purchase a qualifying product on Black Friday. Unlike last year, Apple is including the iPhone in the (RED) promotion this year, offering a $50 gift card for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c purchases except for those made with no money down through the online store. Gift card amounts…
  • iPhone 6 Launch Drives Record App Store Downloads in October

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Interest in Apple's iPhone and iOS platform remains high with continued strong hardware sales driven by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch pushing App Store downloads to record-setting levels in October, reports mobile marketing firm Fiksu. According to Fiksu's October App Store Competitive Index, app downloads reached a record-setting high of 7.8 million per day across the top 200 free iOS apps. This is a 42 percent jump from September and a 39 percent increase year-over-year, with the trend expected to continue into the holidays. Fiksu also highlights a disparity between rising advertising…
  • Chase Launches Apple Pay Ad Campaign Featuring Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Small Businesses

    Eric Slivka
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Following this past weekend's promotion that saw Chase customers being offered free early downloads of David Guetta's upcoming album just for adding their cards to Apple Pay, the bank has launched a new national campaign touting Apple Pay. The new campaign begins today with a 30-second ad featuring Fun front man Jack Antonoff's side project Bleachers using Apple Pay at several locations around Los Angeles as they prepare for a rooftop concert. While much of the attention surrounding Apple Pay has been focused on the major retailers supporting (or not supporting) the mobile payment service,…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipments Expected to Rise to 71.5 Million Units in Q4 2014, Drop to 49.4 Million Units in Q1 2015

    Richard Padilla
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Shipments of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to surge to 71.5 million units in Q4 2014 before the company decreases shipments to an estimated 49.4 million units in Q1 2015, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also estimates that the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S will experience quarter-over-quarter growth in Q1 2015 before Apple ceases production of both phones during the year. Kuo also notes that he expects shipments of the iPhone 6 to outnumber shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus by a 2:1 ratio: We attribute the shortage of iPhone 6 Plus…
  • Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (Product) RED Featuring 'Apps for (RED)' Section in App Store

    Richard Padilla
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Apple today announced its campaign for World AIDS Day 2014 done in collaboration with (Product) RED, noting that it will offer a special Apps for (RED) section in the App Store that will contain 25 apps with exclusive new content that will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In addition to these special apps, Apple will also donate a portion of its retail and online sales on Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1. “Apple is a proud supporter of (RED) because we believe the gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “For eight years,…
 
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  • Become a Bigger You

    Chris Brogan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I found myself observing many people who were dressed for their nights on the town as if they were starring in a movie or TV show about Vegas. They wore shiny faux-gold sunglasses at night (pretty sure they don’t do this at home). They left three or so buttons undone on their shirts (can you imagine that kind of look at your office?). They wore little black dresses and super high heels and they carried purses that glittered like warfare. As judgmental as I like to be, I am enamored with the idea because in all cases, people were allowing themselves to play, to…
  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at NeimanMarcus.com . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
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  • The ABCs of Landing Pages That Work [Infographic]

    Steven Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Landing pages are bread and butter. Landing pages never stutter. Landing pages are rhyme and reason. Landing pages stay in season. See what I did there? Rhymes help make learning fun and easy. And when you want to make a living as a blogger, learning how to create landing pages that convert is a smart way to help you build your career online. So, what’s even more fun than a list of rhymes that help you learn the fundamentals of effective landing pages? An infographic that visually depicts each rhyme! Landing page rhyme time The ultra-creative Lauren Mancke designed this handy guide to…
  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
  • How We Built Our Careers Online (And What You Can Learn From It)

    Jerod Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The two biggest concerns for the average blogger are obscurity and sustainability. In other words … for the vast majority of us who set sail creating content online, we want to first develop an audience; and then, once we have an audience, we want to find a way to earn a living from our content. The first concern can feel daunting enough, because building an audience isn’t easy. The second concern can feel damn near impossible — because despite countless examples of people who have done it, sometimes we struggle to see ourselves succeeding in the same way. Which is silly. So…
  • What You Need to Know to Make a Living as a Blogger Right Now

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The average blogger only has two concerns. The first is obscurity. She is a total stranger in a vast world loaded with people — unknown, inconspicuous, and insignificant. Odd, considering there are so many people online. But it’s a simple law: We all start at the bottom. One recent study discovered that the average British blogger had only 285 subscribers, received 18 comments a day, and earned about $120 a month. That’s the reward for someone who’d been blogging for two years and eight months. Yes, those surveyed also worked full-time jobs. In an informal poll,…
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    Macworld

  • Apple’s Black Friday deal: Donations to (RED) AIDS nonprofit with purchase

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    While other retailers clamor for your cash by throwing their doors open Thanksgiving night, Apple’s Black Friday special appeals to your philanthropic side.As part of a 2-week-long effort to raise money for (RED), the nonprofit organization U2 singer Bono founded to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, Apple will be giving away (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of certain Apple products this Friday. Proceeds from every Apple product sold on World AIDS Day, which coincides with Cyber Monday on Dec. 1, will go toward (RED). Proud to announce our largest-ever World AIDS Day campaign. Join…
  • How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reader Daniel Conlan is overwhelmed with calendars and would like to do something about it. He writes: Last year, some people at my work set up a lot of Google calendars for our workgroup. We’ve since had a reorganization and a lot of these calendars are now unnecessary. How can I get them off my Mac and iOS devices? You can easily hide them or, if you like, get rid of them altogether. We’ll start by hiding them. One way to hide unwanted events is to turn off their calendar delegates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • World of Warcraft turns ten: 10 unforgettable moments from WoW's first decade

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    For the Horde!
  • Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    LOS ANGELES—I went to the LA Auto Show in search of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Google and Apple’s bids to bring your smartphone’s screen to your car. CarPlay’s so far appeared only in a Ferrari and a Pioneer aftermarket line, while Android Auto is still in beta. Still, at a small Hyundai booth in the South Hall, two separate 2015 Hyundai Sonatas demonstrated the technologies. No other automakers were showing them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 7 apps for hosting a stress-free Thanksgiving

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and for many of us, that means entertaining family and cooking up a storm. This can be a recipe for stress, which is the last thing you need leading up to a long holiday weekend. Luckily, a little planning can make Turkey Day much more manageable—all you need is your iPhone or iPad and a few strategically downloaded apps. From party planning and invites to recipes and wine pairings, we’ve got you covered.Party Planner Pro  If part of your Thanksgiving tradition is hosting a dinner party for a large group, Party Planner Pro ($5) is just the ticket to…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

    Lawrence Howlett
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    So, your designers and developers have created a fantastic front-end design, which the client is delighted with, and your job now is to test it. Your heart begins to sink: Think of all the browsers, all the devices and all of these web pages you’ve got to test, not to mention the iterations and bug fixes. You need a front-end testing plan. This article shows you what to consider when creating a front-end testing plan and how to test efficiently accross browsers, devices and web pages. Benefits Of A Front-End Testing Plan Clarity on project’s scope Knowing which browsers and devices are…
  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
  • The State Of Animation 2014

    Rachel Nabors
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    The post-Flash era is hardly free of animation. CSS animation is quickly becoming a cornerstone of user-friendly interfaces on mobile and desktop, and JavaScript libraries already exist to handle complex interactive animations. In the wake of so much “CSS versus JavaScript animation” infighting, a new API specifically for web animation is coming out that might just unite both camps. It’s an exciting time for web animation, and also a time of grave miscommunication and misinformation. In 2014, I had the chance to travel the world to talk about using animation in user interfaces and…
  • Creating A “Save For Later” Chrome Extension With Modern Web Tools

    Daniel Sternlicht
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Creating an extension for the Chrome browser is a great way to take a small and useful idea and distribute it to millions of people through the Chrome Web Store. This article walks you through the development process of a Chrome extension with modern web tools and libraries. It all begins with an idea. Mine was formed while reading an interesting (and long) article about new front-end technologies. I was concentrating on reading the article when suddenly my wife called me to kick out a poor baby pigeon that got stuck on our balcony. When I finally got back to the article, it was too late…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • See rocket launch into space

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Three new crew members are headed on a six-month voyage aboard the International Space Station.
  • McCain: Graham, run for president

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is getting encouragement from a close colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain, to run for president.
  • Happy accident for comet probe?

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned heaps of data ... and then quietly faded away.
  • Cops: Boy's air gun looked like firearm

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Cleveland authorities have surveillance video showing the shooting by police of a 12-year-old boy who was brandishing an air gun, a department spokesman said.
  • Ferguson

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    A grand jury will reconvene Monday to continue weighing evidence in its investigation of the Michael Brown shooting.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CC Book for Photographers Yes, Scott already mentioned that his new book, The Photoshop CC Book for Photographers, is hitting bookstores soon, but… Today we’re giving away a free copy of it to three lucky commenters! Just leave a comment for your chance to win, or you can go ahead and order yours right here. If you want to check it out first, you can get a free excerpt from the book right here.Cyber Weekend Yes.. It’s that time again… Time for Cyber Weekend! This year we have a number of great deals and discounts AND some very special,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Getting to Know Your New Camera

    Andrew S. Gibson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    With my new camera I can set Film Simulation to black and white and the camera gives me a black and white view in the electronic viewfinder. I can also select the square format and see a square image. This is a great aid to composition. Finding and using helpful features like this is part of getting to know your new camera. I recently purchased a new camera and the process of learning to use it has been a good reminder of just how long the process can take. My new Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a very different machine from the Canon EOS digital SLRs I’m accustomed to using, and it’s taken me a…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of bags. But only up until now, as I believe I have found my perfect…
  • Using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter to add Drama to the Sky

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this Adorama video Bryan Peterson shows you how he uses a 10 stop neutral density filter to take an image from average, to dynamic. The filter basically just blocks light allowing you to make longer exposures. In this city skyline shot it changes how the clouds appear in the final image. Filter mentioned in the video: B+W 10 stop neutral density filter Other dPS articles about using ND filters: Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography High Speed Sync Versus a Neutral Density Filter to Overcome Bright Sunlight in Portraits How to do Dreamy Landscape…
  • How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear using Lightroom

    Phillip VanNostrand
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Editing Freckles in Lightroom One photo, edited completely in Lightroom I recently photographed a model in New York City. As I was communicating with her leading up to the shoot I noticed in some of her pictures that she had freckles. I personally am a big fan of freckles and wanted to do a shoot that highlighted her skin rather than hide it behind makeup or photoshop tricks. One of my favorite photos that came out of the shoot was this one, cropped close to highlight her eyes and skin: After I posted the photo above on Instagram I was emailed by someone asking me what process I used to get…
  • Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

    Jim Hamel
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better and more creative photos. First you should understand how shutter speed works and how to change it. You will need to make sure it is fast enough that your pictures turn out crisp. But once you’ve mastered those things, you can start using shutter speed to your advantage. You can slow it down to create a sense of movement, or speed it up to stop the action. Grey Whale Cove: 1/4 second at f/16, ISO 100 This article will show you the basics of…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • The new Evernote app for OS X is a joy to use

    John-Michael Bond
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Evernote updating its software isn't particularly noteworthy; after all the note-keeping service is known for regularly releasing a steady stream of new content and features even to its non-paying customers. The update Evernote released on November...
  • Black Friday 2014: Best Deals on Apple TV, iPods and other Apple accessories

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    The biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner and there are deals aplenty on Apple hardware and accessories. Prepare to save yourself some money with this handy cheat sheet to the best deals on the Apple TV, iPods and other Apple...
  • Susan Kare selling replicas of the Mac team's "pirate flag"

    Steven Sande
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    If the interior components of the original Macintosh were the heart of the device, then many of the graphic elements designed by Susan Kare were its soul. Kare designed fonts for the Mac, created many of the icons that graced the Mac for many years,...
  • Mythbusters takes on Gorilla Glass in Corning-Supported infomercials

    Kelly Hodgkins
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman explore the technology of glass with a focus on Corning's revolutionary Gorilla Glass technology. In a multi-part video series, "The Glass Age", published on YouTube, the pair discuss the use of glass through...
  • iPhone 6 launch broke app download records

    Mike Wehner
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The launch of a new iPhone always creates a bump in App Store downloads, but this year's iPhone 6/6 Plus debut was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics firm Fiksu, October saw a massive surge in iOS app downloads that...
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Panasonic has announced that its DMC-CM1 'compact camera with smartphone technology' will be sold in the UK. Originally the company had marked out France and Germany as the only countries to get the device, but citing 'high demand' it has included a limited number of UK stores to stock it. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery
  • Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more
  • Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his panoramic shot 'Clouds over Skagsanden', taken earlier this year in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. His article covers everything from preparing to shoot at the location, to the shoot itself through to final post-processing of the resulting image. Click through to read Erez Marom's article 'Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden'
  • Google Nexus 6 DxOMark Mobile Report

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 'Lollipop' and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with a dual-LED ring flash, a 13MP sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. DxOMark Mobile put the Nexus 6 through its image quality tests and has just published the results. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Top 10 Rumors on Why Matt Left KelbyOne

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left 10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser. 9. The Magic 8-ball told me to. 8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak 7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines 6. The Photoshop TV “Steam” episode was removed from the archives and deleted forever…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Luxury Watchmakers Cracking Down on 'Pirated' Smartwatch Faces

    Mitchel Broussard
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    As smartwatches based on Android Wear and other operating systems continue to proliferate, users have been increasingly looking to download digital likenesses of high-end watch faces onto their favorite wearable tech devices. The luxury watchmakers behind the real-world design of the digital "fake" versions are now attempting to put an end to those creating smartwatch clones of their products, according to TorrentFreak. Last week, Apple released its WatchKit developer tools, allowing developers to begin creating apps for the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. Those developer tools do not…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several retailers are also offering some decent discounts on Macs and older iPads. iPhone Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available…
  • Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
  • Hands-On With Olloclip's New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in October, Olloclip announced a new 4-in-1 Photo Lens designed to fit the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. While it was available for pre-order at the time, the new lens has now begun shipping out to customers and will arrive in stores shortly, ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday. Like its previous products, Olloclip's 4-in-1 Photo Lens adds four lens attachments to the iPhone's camera, offering two lenses that extend the field of view -- wide angle and fisheye -- and two that capture up-close macro shots. The new Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is the company's most unique product offering…
  • Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS normally is priced at $9.99 for the iPhone version and $19.99 for the iPad version. To celebrate this promotion, Cultured Code also is lowering its price on Things for the Mac ($34.99), taking 30…
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