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  • Monster solar storms headed our way!

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Get ready for some crazy solar action headed Earth's way soon, as an amazing photograph by Alan Friedman reveals.
  • North Korea Releases American Charged With Leaving Bible in a Nightclub

    Mashable
    Megan Specia
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    American citizen Jeffrey Fowle was released from North Korea on Tuesday, after being held in the country since May, according to the State Department. See also: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Video Is a Window Into North Korea Fowle, a 56-year-old father of three from Ohio was awaiting trial after being charged with leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin nearly six months ago. His family maintains that he was in the country as a tourist. WH confirms that North Korea has released American Jeffrey Edward Fowle. He is on the way home to the US. 2 other Americans still held.
  • The Hoverboard Is Coming! The Hoverboard Is Coming!

    Fast Company
    Peter Wade
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    The "Hendo Hoverboard" levitates one inch off the ground and is on Kickstarter today.One year from today, on October 21, 2015, Marty McFly and company are scheduled to arrive from the past--as seen in Back to the Future Part II. And what a disappointment it would be if our future world didn't have hoverboards for Marty to zip around on. But fear not: Hoverboards really are on the way!Read Full Story
  • Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
     Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply committed to protecting [its] customers’ privacy and security,” and that it is “aware of intermittent organized… Read More
  • Biggest vs. best

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    There's not much overlap. Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's almost never present in the thing that is the most popular. The best restaurant, Seinfeld episode, political candidate, brand of beer, ski slope, NASDAQ stock, you name it. Compare them to the most popular. Big is a choice. So is best.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Monster solar storms headed our way!

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Get ready for some crazy solar action headed Earth's way soon, as an amazing photograph by Alan Friedman reveals.
  • 1949 Chicago through the lens of Stanley Kubrick

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Before he became famous for movie classics like A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, famed director Stanley Kubrick focused his lens on the everyday scenes of everyday Chicago.
  • 9 straw faux-pas you didn’t realize you were making [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Watching another person use a straw can be a surprisingly uncomfortable experience, especially if they're pulling any of these moves featured by Foodbeast.
  • Redesigning the unicycle [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Always dreamed of zipping around town on a unicycle, but couldn't get the hang of the traditional design? Get ready to make those crazy dreams finally come to fruition with Shane Chen's redesign, the Lunicycle!
  • Start fresh with 10 morning habits of happy people

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Ugh, just the thought of morning is enough to make plenty of people skip over this article with the attitude that all happiness starts only after a cup of coffee and/or noon, and we totally understand that, but if you could make those painful am hours worth getting up for, all that could change.
 
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    Mashable

  • North Korea Releases American Charged With Leaving Bible in a Nightclub

    Megan Specia
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    American citizen Jeffrey Fowle was released from North Korea on Tuesday, after being held in the country since May, according to the State Department. See also: Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Video Is a Window Into North Korea Fowle, a 56-year-old father of three from Ohio was awaiting trial after being charged with leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin nearly six months ago. His family maintains that he was in the country as a tourist. WH confirms that North Korea has released American Jeffrey Edward Fowle. He is on the way home to the US. 2 other Americans still held.
  • 2014-15 NBA Season: Your Questions Answered

    Connor Finnegan
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Finally, the NBA is back. As hoops fans prepare to watch all of the basketball, many questions hang over the 2014-15 NBA season: Do LeBron James and Kevin Love make the Cleveland Cavaliers instant title contenders? How badly does Kevin Durant's injury hurt the Thunder's season? Can Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose finally stay healthy? Can anyone stop the San Antonio Spurs from a repeat? See also: 10 NBA Rookies You Need to Follow on Instagram To answer all these questions and more, Mashable's Senior Sports Reporter Sam Laird will host a live Hangout on Air on October 21 at 3 p.m. ET with…
  • Don't Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower This Week

    Space.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    If you step outside before dawn this week, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is peaking now, and it will likely be a very good show this year, weather permitting. The moon slimmed down to a narrow crescent before sunrise on Oct. 21 during the peak of the shower. The skinny lunar sliver didn't rise until around 5 a.m. local time. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama hosted a webcast Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 20 GMT) featuring live views of the meteor shower The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the…
  • Australian Teen Threatens Western Leaders in ISIS Video

    Megan Specia
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    A runaway Australian teen, believed to be fighting with Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq or Syria, threatened western leaders in a new video released by the group The fresh-faced teen, believed to be 17 year-old Abdullah Elmir, is seen brandishing a rifle and standing among dozens of ISIS members. See also: The Woman Who Escaped the Islamic State According to local reports, Elmir, who now goes by the nom de guerre "Abu Khaled from Australia", ran away from his Sydney home in June. In the video, the Australian directs his message at countries taking part in coalition airstrikes against…
  • Spotify Streams Will Determine VH1's 'You Oughta Know' Artist of the Year

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Streams and tweets will count as votes when VH1 pits 11 artists from "You Oughta Know," its franchise that promotes fresh voices, against each other to determine the fan favorite from this year's crop of newcomers. To determine the winner, VH1 is using Spotify and Twitter as the voting platforms. Starting Tuesday and lasting until Nov. 13, each time someone listens to a track from the 11 artists it will count as a vote. Fans can also vote using hashtags on Twitter (see below). See also: Gwen Stefani Drops 'Baby Don't Lie' From First New Album Since 2006 Here are the 11 artists…
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    Fast Company

  • The Hoverboard Is Coming! The Hoverboard Is Coming!

    Peter Wade
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    The "Hendo Hoverboard" levitates one inch off the ground and is on Kickstarter today.One year from today, on October 21, 2015, Marty McFly and company are scheduled to arrive from the past--as seen in Back to the Future Part II. And what a disappointment it would be if our future world didn't have hoverboards for Marty to zip around on. But fear not: Hoverboards really are on the way!Read Full Story
  • This Ad Campaign Is A Brilliant, Sobering Critique Of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Laws

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Dream Defender's new online campaign uses kid-sized bulletproof vests to take on the gun lobby.Dream Defenders, a progressive youth organization put together in the interests of black communities, has an eye-catching new ad campaign in Florida that takes express aim at the state's Stand Your Ground laws. It's simple, to the point, and cleverly reframes the debate over gun violence in the state.Read Full Story
  • Steve Ballmer Defends Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's Comments On Women And Raises

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    "He allowed good karma to happen and good things happened to him and he was very fortunate, and that's his genuine belief in life."In an interview today with CBS This Morning, former Microsoft CEO and new NBA team owner Steve Ballmer spoke candidly about a range of subjects. The conversation roamed from buying the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion ("There's just no sport as great as basketball"), to leaving the company he helped build with Bill Gates ("No, actually, nobody wanted me to leave as CEO"), to his former employer's whiffs with Nokia and Windows Phone ("All along the way we've…
  • CNN, Cartoon Network, And More Go Dark For DIsh Network Subscribers

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    A contract dispute between Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting means customers are out of luck.As part of a contract dispute, seven Turner Broadcasting channels, including CNN, have been yanked from Dish Network as of early Tuesday morning. So if you're a Dish subscriber who craves relentless Ebola coverage that's a touch on the hysterical side, it looks like you'll have to get your fix somewhere more nuanced.Read Full Story
  • How Good Management Contained Nigeria's Ebola Crisis

    Ariel Schwartz
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    The country's experience working to stop the spread of polio gave it a leg up when Ebola arrived. The U.S. could learn from its success.While only three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed on U.S soil, errors in communication have already threatened to spread the disease further (see the Ebola-exposed nurse who flew on a plane with permission from the CDC, even though she had a mild fever).Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    Darrell Etherington
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
     Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply committed to protecting [its] customers’ privacy and security,” and that it is “aware of intermittent organized… Read More
  • BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

    Jon Russell
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
     Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming. That’s certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a France-headquartered startup that was started 10 years ago and just raised a whopping $100 million to expand its business from Europe into the rest of the world. Read More
  • Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

    Frederic Lardinois
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
     Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. Read More
  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014 Is… Crate

    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
     The competition was incredibly fierce at the inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt London. At the very beginning, there were 15 amazing companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for £30,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup. Read More
  • Building A Fintech Startup In Europe

    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
     Today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, Damian Kimmelman from DueDil, and Jeff Lynn from Seedrs took the stage to talk about the state of fintech startups in London. These companies took us through the current landscape, regulatory issues, and why it’s a good time to build a fintech startup in Europe. Read More
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  • Biggest vs. best

    Seth Godin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    There's not much overlap. Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's almost never present in the thing that is the most popular. The best restaurant, Seinfeld episode, political candidate, brand of beer, ski slope, NASDAQ stock, you name it. Compare them to the most popular. Big is a choice. So is best.        
  • "Desire is full of endless distances"

    Seth Godin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Just one more level on this game, she says. Once I get to level 68, I'll be done. Just one more tweak to the car, they beg. Once we bump up the mileage, we'll be done. Just one more lotion, she asks. Once I put that on, my skin will be perfect and I'll be done. Of course, the result isn't the point. The mileage or the ranking or slightly more alabaster or ebony isn't the point. The point is the longing. Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek. We've expanded our desire for ever more human connection into a…
  • "Google it!"

    Seth Godin
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    The job is no longer to recite facts, to read the bio out loud, to explain something better found or watched online. No, the job is to personally and passionately make us care enough to look up the facts for ourselves.  When you introduce a concept, or a speaker, or an opportunity, skip the reading of facts. Instead, make a passionate pitch that drives inquiry. In the audience, in your employees, in your customers... The only reason people don't look it up is that they don't care, not that they're unable. So, your job is to get them to care enough. [You can even send them…
  • Famous to the family

    Seth Godin
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    There is famous and there is famous to the family. Cousin Aaron is famous to my family. Or, to be less literal, the family of people like us might understand that Satya the milliner or perhaps Sarma Melngailis or Peter Olotka are famous. And famous to the family is precisely the goal of just about all marketing now. You don't need to be Nike or Apple or GE. You need to be famous to the small circle of people you are hoping will admire and trust you. Your shoe store needs to be famous to the 300 shoe shoppers in your town. Your retail consulting practice needs to be famous to 100 people at ten…
  • "Let's go around the room"

    Seth Godin
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you say that in a meeting, you've failed. You've abdicated responsibility and just multiplied the time wasted by the number of people in the room. When we go around the room, everyone in the room spends the entire time before their turn thinking about what to say, and working to say something fairly unmemorable. And of course, this endless litany of 'saying' leads to little in the way of listening or response or interaction or action of any kind. The worst example I ever saw of this was when Barry Diller did it in a meeting with 220 attendees. More than two hours later, everyone in the…
 
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    WIRED

  • Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins

    Bill Koefoed, Puppet Labs
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Traditionally, CFOs love developers because they create product. We tend to invest in developers, and expect efficiency from sysadmins. That’s because CFOs often see IT as a cost center, and sysadmins as the people who keep the lights on. Devs are seen as creating innovation, while sysadmins are there to make sure that innovation runs, […] The post Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home

    Kyle VanHemert
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    The LEEO nightlight is just the first in what will be a series of connected devices designed for regular people. The post A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text

    Issie Lapowsky
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The UNI tablet case uses gesture recognition technology to translate sign language into audible speech. The post New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text appeared first on WIRED.
  • Vine Makes It Easier to Discover Videos With New Channels Feature

    Christina Bonnington
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Vine’s six-second looping videos can be endlessly entertaining, given the Vines in your feed are actually worth watching. In an effort to get its users spending more time in their home feed (and checking out interesting Vines they may not otherwise see), Twitter-owned Vine updated its app today so you can follow channels. Vine introduced […] The post Vine Makes It Easier to Discover Videos With New Channels Feature appeared first on WIRED.
  • Can Forces Be Transferred?

    Rhett Allain
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Suppose you toss a ball in the air. After leaving your hand, it rises and slows down as it rises. Why? Does it slow down because some force runs out as it rises? Is the force of the hand transferred to the ball? Are forces transferred at all? Students might have a discussion something like […] The post Can Forces Be Transferred? appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

    Guest Blogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of pitches every week. How do you stand out from the crowd? It’s a tough question to answer unless you’re the one who’s doing the sifting. So, the folks over at Fractl went straight to the horse’s mouth to find out what separates the good enquiries from the bad. After surveying 500+ industry-leading publishers,…
  • The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?

    Guest Blogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
      This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at the following if you don’t practice it by trying. But there is one thing missing from all of this marketing talk. And it has to do with the epicenter of marketing and copywriting. What creates the language of selling, and how does it work? The language of selling is not a single language. In fact, every product, idea or service has a…
  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, you’re ensuring all posts have a Pinnable image, and you’re Instagramming the behind-the-scenes for your followers. You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one…
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food chain, they are a popular target for online abuse. As a result, they have already developed a robust strategy for dealing with complaints and controversy: Things turned particularly sour in August, when the Google algorithm accidentally replaced the official Greggs logo with a highly offensive…
  • How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I typed my first post on my new study abroad blog. You know the saying, “the rest is history”? Well, that cold January day is a big part of where I am today because my little study abroad blog helped determine my career and land my first job. Here’s how I did it. Getting Started with my Travel Blog All my friends that had spent time in Europe…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Ignore No More Remotely Locks Phones, Forces Kids to Call You Back

    Melanie Pinola
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Android: File this under the "manipulative apps for parents" category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.Read more...
  • Label Packages as "Glass" Instead of "Fragile" for Better Handling

    Melanie Pinola
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Ever get a package marked "fragile" that was obviously handled not so delicately? When shipping fragile items, you might have a better chance of it surviving intact by using a "glass" or "liquid" label.Read more...
  • Four Ways to Use Your Dark Side for Good (and Fight Evil in Others)

    Mihir Patkar
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Everyone has a dark side, but that's not a bad thing–you just need to know how to use it for good . Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There's no reason you can't do that too...you know, minus the billions of dollars and the cave.Read more...
  • Must-Have Gadgets for Frequent Travelers, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Here's a handy deal for any frequent travelers. This one small device is a 6,000mAh external charger, an 802.11n travel router, and a wireless USB media server all in one. Not bad for $36. [ HooToo TripMate 6000mAh External Battery with Wireless N Portable Travel Router, $36]Read more...
  • Google Play Music Gets Curated Playlists, Updated Interface

    Eric Ravenscraft
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update , Google has added curated playlists. A trick it learned from Songza.Read more...
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  • High-End Retina 5K iMac Benchmarked Faster Than Low-End Mac Pro

    Eric Slivka
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Yesterday, Primate Labs highlighted some Geekbench 3 benchmarking results for the new 3.5 GHz 27-inch Retina 5K iMac, unsurprisingly showing the machine performing better than slower-clocked Core i5 chips in non-Retina models but below that of high-end Core i7 chips also available in the machines since their late 2013 introduction. Primate Labs' John Poole noted that once benchmarks for the high-end Retina 5K iMac with Intel's 4.0 GHz Core i7-4790K chip started appearing, they could show the new iMac outperforming the low-end Mac Pro, and that is indeed the case as revealed today and…
  • Apple Aware of iCloud Login Harvesting in China, Launches Browser Security Guide

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Earlier this week, web censorship blog Great Fire suggested that hackers aligned with Chinese authorities were using man-in-the-middle attacks in order to harvest Apple ID information from Chinese users that visited Apple's iCloud.com website. In a newly released support document (via The Wall Street Journal), Apple has confirmed that it is aware of the "intermittent organized network attacks" on iCloud users, but says that its own servers have not been compromised.Apple is deeply committed to protecting our customers' privacy and security. We're aware of intermittent organized network…
  • Apple Reportedly Preparing Holiday Launch of Apple Pay Loyalty Rewards Program

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Apple may have its rumored loyalty rewards program ready for the holiday shopping season, claims Bank Innovation. The loyalty program originally was thought to be launching alongside "Apple Pay 2.0" in October 2015, but recent reports suggest Apple may be pushed it ahead by a year due to merchant demand. The loyalty program looks like it will come this year, based on Digiday’s timetable. This was unexpected — many had assumed the program would wait until the launch of Apple Pay 2.0, tentatively scheduled for October 2015. It looks like market demand pushed the timetable up to this holiday…
  • Apple Pay Shown to Work Internationally Using U.S.-Based Credit Cards

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Apple Pay launched on Monday with iOS 8.1, allowing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to make contactless payments via NFC with Touch ID for authentication. Though the initial launch is occurring in the United States where Apple has focused its efforts on getting credit card companies, banks, and retailers on board, international iPhone owners can also take advantage of Apple Pay if they have a supported U.S.-based credit card, as documented in Whirlpool forums and pointed out by Australian Beau Giles. Users in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere have also successfully used Apple Pay. To use…
  • 2014 Mac Mini Teardown Highlights Increased Difficulty For User Upgradability

    Husain Sumra
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    iFixIt has conducted its teardown of the brand new Mac mini, finding that the new device is more difficult to open than previous models. They've also discovered that the RAM is soldered onto the machine, which was first discovered late last week. The team found that gaining entry into the new desktop is more difficult than previous models. Instead of a twistable bottom cover, the new Mac mini requires a plastic opening tool to pop off the cover. Underneath that is a new solid door that blocks easy access to the RAM and fan. The door uses what iFixIt calls "the smallest Torx Security screw"…
 
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  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

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

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

  • How Empathy Maps Help You Speak Directly to the Hearts of Your Audience

    Jerod Morris
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    As we enter the conclusion of our three-part series on content strategy, you should already know what your audience believes about the world and have a narrative mapped out that will allow you to confirm your audience’s worldviews. Now it’s time to explain the final piece of the content strategy puzzle. This piece creates an emotional connection between you and your audience. It’s a component that makes your audience think: “Hey, they get me. They understand me. They know what I’m thinking and feeling.” I’m talking, of course, about empathy —…
  • Guest Posting Best Practices From Copyblogger’s Guest Post Gatekeeper

    Stefanie Flaxman
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many years ago, when I began developing my personal guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list. Five years later, I achieved my goal. So, how did I spend the time between making my list and May 23, 2013 when my first blog post appeared on Copyblogger? Rigorously practicing my writing, of course. Although I had high hopes of guest posting for Copyblogger during the early stages of my online copy editing business, it was my rejection from Copyblogger that shaped my subsequent guest posting success. Ironically, it also led me to my current…
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

    Erika Napoletano
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. Just over three months ago, Brian Clark reached out to me for some extra help on the page. He thought that, given the success I have with my own Facebook page, several others I’ve managed for clients over the years, and…
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker

    Amy Harrison
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of the game with relentless focus. So when it comes to creating content, there is palpable pressure and stress to get everything right. If you feel a little frazzled by all of your content marketing duties, here are five ways to keep your cool and stay on…
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories

    Julia Ogden
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms know, audiences reward websites that offer special resources, whether they’re up-to-date blogs, in-depth ebooks, smart podcasts, or evergreen whitepapers. There is, of course, a definite knack to writing well, especially about a…
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    Macworld

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth coming to Mac, Linux this holiday season

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Are you sad because you wanted to become a mass-murdering space general in Civilization: Beyond Earth but your fancy Mac or Linux machine wasn't approved for faster-than-light travel? Chin up, Space Patton—today 2K announced you're go for launch. Well, not immediately. While PC users get to play Beyond Earth starting October 24, a blog post from 2K and partner Aspyr Media only promises Mac and Linux versions for "this holiday season." Upon launch the game will be available for Mac and Linux through Steam, as well as through the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store version is oddly hamstrung,…
  • Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Apple’s Spotlight feature got a tune-up for OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The search function now scours the Internet as well as your hard drive when you type queries into the Spotlight bar (with a little help from Bing). But privacy watchdogs accused Apple on Monday of being a little too helpful by automatically collecting your location data and search terms and sharing that data with Bing.Apple’s response: That’s not exactly how Spotlight works.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • New Mac mini restricts RAM and storage upgrades, but hints at PCIe SSD possibilities

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Mac mini fans recently rejoiced after Apple updated the storied compact Mac after two years without a major overhaul. But for DIY types, the new Mac mini is a mixed bag offering both heartache and promise. The teardown experts over at iFixit recently took apart the base model 2014 Mac Mini with a 500GB hard drive and 1.4GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor. The DIY site found that upgrading the Mac mini’s RAM is now pretty much impossible, but adding an internal SSD at a later date just might be doable.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’re looking for an IP camera for home security, you'll want to know about Homeboy. It remedies almost every drawback I’ve seen in security cameras. It doesn’t cost a fortune. And you’ll be able to buy one soon—without having to participate in a crowd-funding campaign.If Homeboy looks familiar, it's because it built on the intellectual property developed for the Hive camera that garnered a lot of attention about two years ago, but that was ultimately never brought to market.I spent some hands-on time last week with a production-level Homeboy and a beta version of the iPhone app…
  • Those who forget history: Apple's events haven't always been magic

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    How does that saying go? “Those who forget history are doomed to write incorrectly about it”? Writing for Mashable, Chris Taylor laments: ”Apple Magic Wears Thin at Underwhelming Launch” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody) “It’s been way too long,” read the press invites for Apple’s iPad Air 2 launch event Thursday. Presumably this was an attempt at a pun on the fact that the new tablet is ... thinner? The Macalope has pondered this issue was well and concluded it was most likely a tongue-in-cheek nod to it only having been a handful of weeks since the last event. Either…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Hybrid Mobile Apps: Providing A Native Experience With Web Technologies

    Patrick Rudolph
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    According to a recent report1, HTML is the most widely used language for mobile app developers. The main reasons among developers for selecting web technologies2 are cross-platform portability of code and the low cost of development. We’ve also heard that hybrid apps tend to be sluggish and poorly designed. Let’s prove whether it’s possible to deliver the native look and feel that we’re used to. This article provides many hints, code snippets and lessons learned on how to build great hybrid mobile apps. I’ll briefly introduce hybrid mobile app development, including its benefits and…
  • Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner’s Guide

    Pierre Croft
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before. It refers to the organization of the information on your website and how it all fits together. When planning your IA, involve users of your website in the process as soon as you can. In this article, we’ll discuss card sorting, a tried and true technique for doing just that. We’ll go through some practical tips for running a card-sorting session, and also cover some examples. What Is Information Architecture? One of the great things about modern web design is the way it considers users’ needs from…
  • Be A Better Designer By Eating An Elephant

    Alexander Charchar
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    I can’t imagine any other industry in which so much change happens so quickly. If you stop paying attention for a week, it can feel like you’ve not been listening for a year. There’s so much to learn. Falling behind is easy, too. We might be in the middle of a major project, so we put off learning about this newfangled thing called Sass or Node.js or even quickly experimenting with the new Bootstrap or Foundation that everyone is raving about. Before we know it, we have these elephants of missing knowledge wandering around our minds, reminding us of what we should know and do but…
  • Freebie: Touristic Icons (100 Icons, PNG, SVG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Icons are a lot like real monuments — they can both be easily recognized. Today’s icon set consists of a set of vector icons that represent monuments across the globe, so they can be literally used anywhere. This colorful set was carefully designed by Freepik141 and is completely free to use for commercial as well as your personal projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported2. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles…
  • CSS-Only Solution For UI Tracking

    Krasimir Tsonev
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The web is growing up. We are building applications that work entirely in the browser. They are responsive; they have tons of features and work under many devices. We enjoy providing high-quality code that is well structured and tested. But what matters in the end is the impact for clients. Are they getting more products sold or are there more visitors for their campaign sites? The final results usually show if our project is successful. And we rely on statistics as a measuring tool. We all use instruments like Google Analytics1. It is a powerful way to collect data. In this article, we will…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Sweden could use force on mystery sub

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Sweden won't exactly confirm that it's been looking for a foreign submarine in the country's territorial waters.
  • Stop judging Monica Lewinsky

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    "My name is Monica Lewinsky. Though I've often been advised to change it." With humor and grace, anti-cyberbullying crusader Monica Lewinsky on Monday stepped back into public life with her first speech -- an emotional and powerful one about her role in the world's most infamous sex scandal. The theme of her remarks at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: public humiliation, privacy and cyberbullying.
  • WWII U-boat wreck found off N. Carolina

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.
  • Watch car drive itself at 150 mph

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Audi raced it's self-piloted car around a track with no one inside.
  • Gay marriage spreads in 'red' states

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    It's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, as more "red" states begin performing them, and activists launch a new push in the Deep South.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • I’m Calling in Sick (cough, cough)

    Scott Kelby
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    I had hoped to have some meaningful, substantive post for this morning, but when I got home last light, I realized a cold was coming on, so instead of writing that awesome post I hit the sack early thinking a good night’s sleep would knock it out. Sadly, that was not the case so I’m kind of laying low today for the most part.Hoping to be better for tomorrow’s episode of “The Grid” because Dave Black is here, and we’re doing Blind Critiques, so my fingers are crossed but long story short, blah, blah, blah, I don’t have that good blog post for today…
  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mykii Liu!

    Brad Moore
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Melissa NiuI am passionate about photography. By that I mean, photography bugs the living crap out of me and nags at me when I don’t end up having the time to satisfy the craving that I have for it. It drives me crazy. It keeps me up at night. Frustrated. Photography frustrates to the point that I become helpless and want to lash out at the world for the inability to properly express what I envision in my mind, my heart, or my eyes.And I love it: this calming expression when you’re at peace with it. I love it so much that I strive to continually exercise the part of my lungs that…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Five Ways to Improve Your Eye for Composition

    Andrew S. Gibson
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    An eye for composition is one of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above the rest. One of the best ways to learn about composition is focus on applying one idea at a time. You can treat it as an exercise that will help you improve your composition skills, the same way that piano players practice scales. Here are five ideas to get you started. #1 Use a single lens Lenses have an enormous influence on the look of a photo, and the best way to learn exactly what effect they have is to spend some time using just one lens. Ideally it would be a prime lens, but if you have…
  • Using Cameras with Electronic Viewfinders for Close-Up Photography

    Andrew S. Gibson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently bought a mirrorless camera (the Fujifilm X-Pro 1) and since then I’ve been getting to know the camera, using it in a variety of situations to familiarize myself with the way it works. Today I’d like to offer a few observations, based on my experience so far, on using cameras with electronic viewfinders for close-up photography. 1. The light weight of the camera and lens is very nice. This is a camera I can carry around all day without it feeling like a burden. It’s nearly half the weight of my EOS 5D Mark II. 2. Manual focusing is very easy in the electronic viewfinder.
  • 7 Tips for Doing More Meaningful Street Photography

    James Maher
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Donut, American Apparel, NYC. Yes, someone thought this was a good idea. While it takes time to master the technical skills needed to excel at street photography, I think the most difficult aspect of the genre is trying to figure out what you are trying to capture. I get this question a lot, “What should I be looking for?” This is why street photography is a genre where experience is second to none. You can get comfortable capturing strangers candidly, you can learn to technically capture your images perfectly, but finding your voice is something that takes years of experience,…
  • How Connecting with Vendors Can Help Skyrocket Your Wedding Photography Business

    Esther deBoer
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I started out as a photographer, I had a lot of fun and luck with connecting with vendors to boost my business. Here are a few tips to help you start or boost your wedding photography business. No portfolio yet? Reach out to vendors in your area I was very active on Twitter when I just started out and noticed some rather under-lit and over-exposed pictures of beautiful cakes from a cake designer. I offered to create better images for her to make her website look better and to create a portfolio for me. She turned out to be very active on social media and in the press, so she landed lots…
  • 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

    James Maher
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers. Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them. The Most…
 
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    Strobist

  • 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 »
  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

  • Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions updated

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    From the outside, Canon's PowerShot G7 X enthusiast compact looks like the S-series models that came before it, but inside it's an entirely different story. The G7 X offers a 20MP 1"-type BSI CMOS sensor, a 24-100mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. We've made a substantial update to our First Impressions Review of the G7 X including a writeup of our shooting experience and performance tests. Read more
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    The iPhone 6 Plus, introduced alongside the iPhone 6, offers one distinct feature that its sibling doesn't - optical image stabilization. In all other respects, their 8MP cameras, F2.2 aperture lenses and updated AF systems are the same. On paper the 6 Plus doesn't represent a great leap forward in terms of camera tech, but how does it perform in the real world? Read more
  • Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Back in January 2013, Lomography announced that it would be releasing a color negative film called Lomochrome Purple, which was based on Kodak's Aerochrome. With that film, photographers could capture images with shifted colors skewed towards the presence of purple. Today the company has made a follow-up announcement, introducing the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400. Read more
  • Sony develops sensor capable of rendering color images at 0.005 lux

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Sony has introduced a new CMOS sensor, calling it the highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. Developed for automotive use, the new chip can capture color images in light conditions down to 0.005 lux. The sensor is 1/3-inch type with 1.27 effective megapixels, and supports a Wide Dynamic Range system that uses extended exposure times rather than using multiple exposures. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • T-Mobile to Offer $0 Down iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Pre-Orders Tomorrow

    Juli Clover
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    T-Mobile today announced plans to begin accepting pre-orders for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 on Wednesday, October 22, offering its 16GB entry-level models for $0 down and $26.24 per month for qualified Simple Choice customers. T-Mobile's customers who have a Simple Choice plan can add a tablet to their plan for $10 per month, getting up to 5GB of data based on their existing plan. The company has set up pre-registration pages for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, letting customers sign up to be notified via email when the tablets become available for pre-order. As…
  • Apple Looking to Produce More iPhone 6 Plus Units Due to Strong Demand in China

    Richard Padilla
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Apple may consider shifting even more of its iPhone production balance towards the iPhone 6 Plus due to higher than expected demand for the larger phone in China, reports Digitimes. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus launched in China last Friday following a successful week of pre-orders, as the report notes that consumers have shown a strong preference for the larger device. As a result, Apple may be forced to shift more production capacity to the 5.5-inch model, said the sources, adding that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supply ratio is likely to change to 55:45 from 70:30 or 65:35 set…
  • iOS 8.1: 'Text Message Forwarding' Activation Requires iMessage Email Address

    Arnold Kim
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.1 which introduced number of new features to iOS and Yosemite. One of the anticipated features was SMS Text Message Forwarding, which allows SMS messages received by your iPhone to be mirrored on your iPad or Mac running OS X Yosemite. Several of our forum members had difficulty activating the feature, as the required activation code would never appear on their Macs or iPads. MacRumors reader Michael wrote in with this solution which requires an email address to be activated in iMessage:...you need to have your email address turned on for iMessage on your…
  • Royals and Giants Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay for Concessions During World Series

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and AT&T Park in San Francisco will accept the new Apple Pay mobile payments program beginning tomorrow with Game One of the World Series in Kansas City. Fans who attend games at the two participating stadiums will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase food and beverages at concession stands, thanks to a partnership between MLB Advanced Media and MasterCard.We thank MasterCard for its great involvement in bringing another simple and secure mobile technology to baseball fans," said Noah Garden, EVP, Revenue, MLBAM. "Introducing this service underscores the…
  • iTunes by the Numbers: $4.6B Revenue for Q4, $18B Total Revenue in 2014, 85B App Store Downloads

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    During its financial results call covering the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter of 2014), Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes Store, which has become an increasingly important revenue source for the company in recent years, mainly due to the ever-growing popularity of the App Store. $4.6 billion in revenue marks Apple's most successful iTunes quarter ever, up $2 billion from last year, and its $18 billion in revenue for 2014 is $2b higher than last year's $16 billion in total iTunes revenue. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple hit an all time…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

    hiufu
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavorA taste of delicious TokyoMaking the purest sakeBuying the freshest fish in JapanWarning: This episode of CNNGo may cause intense hunger pangs followed by a sudden urge to book a flight to Japan. We've been to Japan before, but with our latest episode, CNNGo dishes up the finest food the country has to offer.  Starting in the whimsical Tokyo kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, we then travel south to a Wagyu cattle farm that raises the country's famous Kobe…
  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

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

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

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

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