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  • 10 habits of excruciatingly boring people

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    It's fine not being the type to leap off a cliff or try to pull off wearing nothing but body paint and a smile to work, that's not the kind of boring we're talking about. While your book group or chess club might not be the kind of thing that appeals to the more adventurous souls out there, being boring is more about not finding that spark that makes life worth living.
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Battery Life in iOS 8

    Mashable
    Karissa Bell
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With iOS 8, Apple is finally incorporating features Android users have already used for years like custom keyboards, third-party widgets and app-specific battery usage statistics. Though iOS users may have long suspected that certain apps are responsible for battery drain, until iOS 8 there was no surefire way to know for sure as Apple didn't make that information readily available (though some third-party apps attempted to fill in the gaps). But with iOS 8, Apple is finally allowing users to see breakdowns of which apps are using the most amount of battery. Here's how to view your battery…
  • This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    An easy button for the Internet of Things? Not a bad idea.We've all seen the Staples Easy Button--a marketing schtick which imagines one button could solve any problem you had.Read Full Story
  • ManServant Will Let You Order Around Hot Men For $125 Per Hour

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Buhr
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
     A 6’2″, sandy blond gentleman wearing a tailored suit and tie gently bows to greet me and seat me. “Hello, I am Fabio and I will be your man servant this afternoon,” he says. His gentle, hypnotic voice wraps around me. I suddenly realize I’ve been seated and proceed to accidentally knock my sunglasses off the table. Fabio quickly picks them up and then takes out… Read More
  • Avoiding S-curve error

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The future is bumpy. It comes in spurts, and then it pauses. It's tempting to connect two dots and draw a line to figure out where the third dot is going to be.  In the long run, that's a smart way to go. For example, if we look at the cost per transistor in 1970 and again today, we can make a pretty smart guess about where it's going in the future. But we won't get there in a straight line. Consider this graph (from this must-read article): If you connected the first two red dots (1885 and 1925), your prediction for dynamic range today would be have been way off, far too low. If you…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 habits of excruciatingly boring people

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    It's fine not being the type to leap off a cliff or try to pull off wearing nothing but body paint and a smile to work, that's not the kind of boring we're talking about. While your book group or chess club might not be the kind of thing that appeals to the more adventurous souls out there, being boring is more about not finding that spark that makes life worth living.
  • How to make a classic Sazerac cocktail [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Sazerac is one of the oldest, most famous cocktails. And, luckily, it's really easy to make at home. Here's how to make it (warning: practice throwing the glass before you have guests)
  • Russian vigilante throws trash back into litterbugs’ cars

    Josh Urich
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A Russian woman was so fed up with litterbugs that she started returning the trash from whence it came (sometimes with gusto). Take a look, from her point of view, as she spots litterbugs and brings them swift, righteous justice.
  • 13 squeaky clean fun facts about dishwashers

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Is not having a dishwasher a dealbreaker for you when it comes to renting or buying a place? How did people live without these magic machines back in the day? If you're laughing at the first-world-problem-esque nature of those questions, that's fine, we've washed plenty a dish by hand ourselves, but to give this staple of the modern kitchen its due, Foodbeast whipped up this list of fun facts about one of our favorite appliances.
  • Butterfly lands on flutist mid-performance [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    While flutist Youkie Ota was playing Sancan's Sonatine for flute and piano on stage, a butterfly fluttered up to join her. And then it landed on her face. Amazingly, Ota didn't miss a beat!
 
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    Mashable

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Battery Life in iOS 8

    Karissa Bell
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With iOS 8, Apple is finally incorporating features Android users have already used for years like custom keyboards, third-party widgets and app-specific battery usage statistics. Though iOS users may have long suspected that certain apps are responsible for battery drain, until iOS 8 there was no surefire way to know for sure as Apple didn't make that information readily available (though some third-party apps attempted to fill in the gaps). But with iOS 8, Apple is finally allowing users to see breakdowns of which apps are using the most amount of battery. Here's how to view your battery…
  • Raids, Massive Anti-Terrorism Operation Underway in Australia

    Jenni Ryall
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    SYDNEY — Early on Thursday morning, police raided homes across Sydney and Brisbane in a massive counter-terrorism operation. At least 15 people have been detained in the joint raid by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), New South Wales Police, Queensland Police and the Australian Federal Police, authorities said. One person has been charged with terrorism-related offences and will appear in court on Thursday morning. See also: Australia Raises Terror Threat Alert Level to High, Meaning Attack 'Likely' NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told a press conference the…
  • Bad Measles Vaccine Kills at Least 15 Children in Northern Syria

    Colin Daileda
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    A badly mixed measles vaccine killed between at least 15 to 50 children on Tuesday in northern Syria and caused officials to halt the vaccination campaign while multiple groups investigate the cause The campaign was conducted by the Measles Control Task Force, a branch of an interim government that has taken control of parts of northern Syria during that nation's three-year civil war. It's meant to combat measles, mumps, polio and rubella in Syria. The group does not know whether the deaths were the result of an accident or deliberate action, according to a statement on its Facebook page, but…
  • The U.N. Climate Summit: Finally, a Chance for a New Beginning

    TakePart
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    It is supposed to be different this time. The United Nations Climate Summit, which kicks off next Tuesday, Sept. 23, in New York City, is designed to break through two decades of stymied efforts to reach a binding global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, even as the world rapidly approaches the point of no return to prevent catastrophic climate change. For the first time since the failed 2009 negotiations in Copenhagen, world leaders — more than 120 are expected to attend — will gather to hammer out a way forward in the run-up to the next big round of climate change talks in…
  • 'We're So Cheesecake' Is the Realest 'Fancy' Parody

    Colin Gorenstein
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This local Cheesecake Factory's "Fancy" parody is so bad it's good. Kind of like ... well, The Cheesecake Factory Sarah Trimm of a Buffalo, New York CCF turns Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" into an informational music video about the ongoings of a major chain restaurant, and turns a popular dessert item into an adjective at the same time. "I am not a rapper or a singer so I'm sorry if I made your ears bleed :) But really, thanks for watching. Everyone at CCF Buffalo is super proud!" Trimm writes in the comments of her YouTube video, which is receiving mixed reviews from the Internet Also, she…
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    Fast Company

  • This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything

    Mark Wilson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    An easy button for the Internet of Things? Not a bad idea.We've all seen the Staples Easy Button--a marketing schtick which imagines one button could solve any problem you had.Read Full Story
  • Logitech Turns The TV Remote Into A Smart Home Controller

    Alice Truong
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Consumers don't always want to use a smartphone app to control their smart home.The universal remote of the past could control your TV, cable box, DVD player, VCR, and maybe a few other devices. But with the rise of smart homes, the remote is growing up to command connected lights, blinds, locks, and, of course, the entertainment system.Read Full Story
  • Stressed At Work? New Research Suggests It Isn't Just Your Job

    Chris Gayomali
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    It's your home life, too.Say you come home at 10 p.m. most nights smelling like a caffeinated zombie. You fall asleep on your couch eating leftovers, and, to your horror, you wake up at 5 a.m. In two hours it's back to the office, to do the same thing all over again.Read Full Story
  • When Lying Is Good

    Elizabeth Segran
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    A new study out of Wharton shows that there are times when lying is actually ethical. Welcome to the age of benevolent deception.No lie: There are times when not telling the truth is a good thing.Read Full Story
  • Conquer Insomnia In 6 Weeks? There's An App For That--And It Could Change Your Life

    Alice Truong
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    There's plenty of science behind Sleepio, now available on iOS 8, but it's an animated professor that brings users back for weekly sessions.When Peter Hames complained to doctors about his insomnia, they responded by pulling out a prescription pad. Then came the inevitable: more sleeping pills.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • ManServant Will Let You Order Around Hot Men For $125 Per Hour

    Sarah Buhr
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
     A 6’2″, sandy blond gentleman wearing a tailored suit and tie gently bows to greet me and seat me. “Hello, I am Fabio and I will be your man servant this afternoon,” he says. His gentle, hypnotic voice wraps around me. I suddenly realize I’ve been seated and proceed to accidentally knock my sunglasses off the table. Fabio quickly picks them up and then takes out… Read More
  • FCC Chairman Wheeler: Title II Is On The Table

    Alex Wilhelm
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
     In the final moments of the FCC’s public comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning net neutrality, there was a spike in input regarding precisely how bad regulating ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 would be. To summarize the corporate response: Oh god, please no. Please. Read More
  • If You Want An Android Smartwatch, Get The Moto 360

    John Biggs
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
     Like the serfs on the anarcho-syndicalist commune in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, fans of Android Wear and the $249 Moto 360 have been moaning under the oppressive noise regarding the yet-to-be-released Apple Watch. “You’re biased,” they scream as they swipe desperately at their Google Now cards. “You never cover the real winners.” Well here I am, covering… Read More
  • BuySellAds Acquires Ad Startup LaunchBit

    Anthony Ha
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
     LaunchBit, an ad startup focused on helping software-as-a-service businesses find new customers, is announcing that it has been acquired by ad platform BuySellAds.com. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. LaunchBit co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Yin told me via email that the LaunchBit ad network will continue to operate, “business as usual,” while it’s… Read More
  • BeautyCon Raises Seed Funding So Brands Can Say Goodbye To Hollywood… And Hello To YouTube

    Jonathan Shieber
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
     Moj Mahdara has seen the future of branding and entertainment, and it’s on YouTube. The chief executive of the burgeoning media business BeautyCon has raised under $5 million in seed financing from entertainment and publishing big shots like Michael Eisner, the former chief executive of Disney Co., the publisher Hearst Corp., Kelly Osbourne, and talent lawyers Ken Hertz and Eric… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Avoiding S-curve error

    Seth Godin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The future is bumpy. It comes in spurts, and then it pauses. It's tempting to connect two dots and draw a line to figure out where the third dot is going to be.  In the long run, that's a smart way to go. For example, if we look at the cost per transistor in 1970 and again today, we can make a pretty smart guess about where it's going in the future. But we won't get there in a straight line. Consider this graph (from this must-read article): If you connected the first two red dots (1885 and 1925), your prediction for dynamic range today would be have been way off, far too low. If you…
  • People who like this stuff...

    Seth Godin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    like this stuff. When you work in a genre (any genre), break all the rules at your own peril. Sure, you need to break some rules, need to do something worth talking about. But please understand who the work is for. If it's for people outside the genre, you have a lot of evangelizing to do. And if it's for those that are already in it, you can't push too far, because they like the genre. That's why they're here. Those who have walked away probably aren't just waiting around for you to fix it. Those who have never been don't think the genre has a problem they need solved. Blue sky thinking…
  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • Without a keyboard

    Seth Godin
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world? It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet. You can't create the spreadsheet that changes an industry on a smart phone. And professional programmers don't sit down to do their programming with a swipe. Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter. Yes, of course the media that's being created on the spot, the…
  • Law and order

    Seth Godin
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    At some point, the world (the project, the moment) becomes so chaotic or dangerous that we sacrifice law in exchange for order. The question is: when. When is it time to declare martial law? (or your version of it) When do you abandon your project plan because the boss is hysterical? When do you go off the long-term, drip-by-drip approach to growth because cash flow is tight? When do you suspend one set of valued principles in order to preserve the thing you set out to build in the first place? When Richard Nixon was at his most megalomaniacal, he was willing to suspend any law in his way to…
 
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    WIRED

  • A System to Cut City Traffic That Just Might Work

    Jordan Golson
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    MIT researchers have a new system that could make congestion pricing schemes more flexible. The post A System to Cut City Traffic That Just Might Work appeared first on WIRED.
  • How to Make Your Business More Secure

    Laurence Guihard-Joly, IBM
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Every company needs electricity, but that doesn’t require building a power plant. Many organizations have reached the same conclusion about computing and storage needs. Why build out data centers if it’s not your core business? Plus it can be a costly proposition. That’s basically the premise of cloud computing: turn to trusted partners for your computing needs […] The post How to Make Your Business More Secure appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apple Alum Creates the Slickest App for Sharing Photo Stories

    Liz Stinson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Remember the days of Facebook photo albums? Yeah, that was a long time ago. The post Apple Alum Creates the Slickest App for Sharing Photo Stories appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Many Cultures of Innovation

    Donald Farmer, QlikTech
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The word “innovation” buzzes around business today. Every startup professes to be innovative, and writers, academics and industry leaders stress the need for a “culture of innovation” in journals, news and inflight magazines. For those of us with a mandate to innovate — especially those with Innovation in our title — should we worry that […] The post The Many Cultures of Innovation appeared first on WIRED.
  • Out in the Open: A Blogging Tool That Lets You Actually Own What You Post on Facebook

    Klint Finley
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    All that stuff you post to Facebook and Twitter and so many other social media sites? Ben Werdmuller and Erin Richey want put it back in your hands. Werdmuller and Richey are part of the Indie Web movement, a loose knit group of hackers and designers reclaiming control over their online lives, grabbing them back […] The post Out in the Open: A Blogging Tool That Lets You Actually Own What You Post on Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

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

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

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
  • Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    Guest Blogger
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey. You are getting sleepy…very sleepy… That’s typically what comes to mind when you think of hypnosis—a stage show with some unfortunate soul doing the chicken-dance. However, those who practice hypnosis are quick to give a proper explanation. Here’s the textbook definition: The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person becomes highly responsive to suggestion or direction. We enter into hypnotic states on a daily basis; completely absorbed in an activity and losing track of time. It happens when…
  • The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    Guest Blogger
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Image via Flickr user na.harii. This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Do you feel like every article you write is exactly like another you’ve already written or read? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s something we all deal with. Perhaps you need a refresher, a reminder, or just someone to give you a few new ideas - a nudge along the way. This article will give a full look at how to encourage and capture readership, optimize for action and engagement, and get the most out of your content – the full gamut of…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Spotless White Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who would buy white furniture and glass tables (and meticulously maintain them), and the rest of us. Today's featured workspace falls into the former category.Read more...
  • Create a Better Work Environment by Embracing Your Inner Weirdness

    Patrick Allan
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you're putting together a team or in a position to lead, you want others around you to feel as comfortable as possible. Letting out your own inner weirdness can set the tone and make sure you get the best out of everyone.Read more...
  • SwiftKey Brings Swipe-to-Type and Predictive Text to iOS 8

    Alan Henry
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    iOS 8: SwiftKey, our favorite Android keyboard , just launched for iOS 8 devices and it's bringing its best features along for the ride. Gesture typing, predictive text that learns from how you type, and cloud-connected settings that you can use on multiple devices are just a few of what's available in the iOS version.Read more...
  • Keep Refrigerated Items from Shifting and Sliding with Non-Slip Material

    Patrick Allan
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If your refrigerator doors aren't stuffed to maximum capacity, things probably move around when you open your door. A little non-slip material on your door shelves will keep things in place.Read more...
  • Most Popular Language Translation Tool: Google Translate

    Alan Henry
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    When you need to translate an email or a webpage, or just a tweet or Facebook post from a friend abroad, you have several good options for the job. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best language translation tools and put them to a vote. Now it's time to crown the winner. Read more...
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  • Apple Releases OS X 10.9.5 With Reliability Improvements, Safari 7.0.6

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apple today released OS X 10.9.5, after approximately a month of testing and two months after the release of OS X 10.9.4. The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication and it improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server. Also included with OS X 10.9.5 is Safari 7.0.6. OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the final update to Mavericks ahead of the release of OS X Yosemite, which is expected in October. OS X Yosemite brings several improvements to the operating system, including a…
  • List of iOS 8 Apps That Offer Touch ID Integration

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    iOS 8, released to the public earlier today, included a slew of new APIs for developers. One of those APIs opened up Touch ID to third-party apps, letting developers use the fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes within apps. Quite a few apps have been updated to take advantage of Touch ID integration, replacing passwords and PIN codes. We've gathered up a comprehensive list of the most popular apps that have integrated Touch ID support below. - 1Password (Free) [Direct Link] - Password management app 1Password allows Touch ID to replace a Master Password, providing access to the…
  • Comprehensive List of iOS 8 Apps with Notification Center Widgets

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    iOS 8 was released today, which means hundreds of app developers are releasing newly updated apps that take advantage of all the APIs introduced with the operating system upgrade. Those include third-party keyboards, which we covered earlier today, and app extensions, a set of APIs that allows apps to interact in new and innovative ways. One of the neatest app extension features lets developers create widgets that show up in the Today view of the Notification Center. These widgets let users interact with apps and get information at a glance. Several apps have been updated to take advantage of…
  • 'Epic Zen Garden' Metal Demo Shown Off at WWDC Now Available for Download

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple unveiled Metal, an API designed to improve game performance on iOS. Epic Games took the stage during the event to show off Epic Zen Garden, a game built using the Unreal 4 Engine and the Metal API. The game, which was designed to show off the impressive graphic enhancement features possible with Metal, demonstrated an expansive world with a fully interactive environment. Users could touch a tree to send a cascade of leaves and cherry blossoms swirling to the ground or interact with a group of koi fish. As of today, Epic Zen Garden is…
  • Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Promises Fix by End of September

    Eric Slivka
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Just before the public launch of iOS 8 earlier today, we noted that Apple had begun pulling HealthKit-related apps from the App Store, apparently due to a last-minute issue that cropped up in the new operating system. The issue has put a significant dent in the usefulness of the Health app that was to be a key feature of iOS 8, while also subjecting a number of third-party developers to uncertainty about the fate of their apps. While details on the issue are still unknown, Apple has confirmed to Tim Bradshaw of Financial Times that it has discovered a "bug" in HealthKit that will require a…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

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

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

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

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

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
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    Macworld

  • The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    With the release of its new mobile operating system on Wednesday, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone. Smartphones, both Apple and Android-based, are attractive targets for thieves, and law enforcement officials hope the kill switch will change that. The software is capable of remotely locking and disabling a phone if it’s stolen, only allowing the handset to be unlocked with a correct password. That action essentially makes a phone useless, reducing the resale price to close to zero. California lawmakers…
  • Spacecom review: A rousing game of strategy between a bunch of triangles

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Spacecom strips both the mechanics and graphics of strategy games down to the barest of bones, but keeps a satisfying amount of depth.
  • Tim Cook and Jony Ive open up about Steve Jobs and the future of Apple

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Apple's top execs about new iPhones and the company's culture.(businessweek.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Messages is arguably the most useful communications tool on your iPhone. What started as a way to make SMS text conversations easier to follow has blossomed into a full-fledged communication powerhouse. And in iOS 8, Messages is better than it's ever been. Ironically, one of its best new tricks is the equivalent of leaving an old-fashioned voicemail—only now that's way more useful because it lives alongside the texts, photos, videos, and shared locations you keep in Messages already. Let's walk through what's new and cool in Apple's chat app.Say anything Constantly tapping out texts in…
  • Get to know iOS 8: Spotlight, Siri, and notifications

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    iOS 8 isn’t the radical departure from previous versions of Apple’s mobile operating system that iOS 7 was. While there exist brand new features, some of the most attractive elements of the latest OS are refinements to existing features. They include notifications, Spotlight searches, and Siri interactions. Let’s dive in to see how the changes will affect you.Quick Reply If you’re running OS X Mavericks on your Mac, you’re aware of the ability to quickly reply to certain items in Notification Center. For example, if someone sends you a text message, you can respond to it just by…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

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

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

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

    Paul Boag
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this. “How come I can download an app on my phone and instantly know how to use it, yet need training to use our content management system? Shouldn’t our system be intuitive?” This was just one of the comments I heard in a recent stakeholder interview. People are fed up with inadequate internal systems. Many of those I interviewed had given up on the official software. Instead, they use tools like…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 2)

    Chris Bank
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. This two-part series, looks into the product design process of Dropbox’s Carousel. Part 11 covered the core user, their needs and Dropbox’s business needs, and broke down existing photo and video apps. This second part is about Carousel’s primary requirements, the end product, its performance and key learnings since the launch. Primary User Requirements In a Wired…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Strangest-looking plane turns 20

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The world's strangest looking airplane is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first flight this month.
  • Opinion: Defending Roger Goodell

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Is there any way to ... well ... defend Roger Goodell?
  • Dwyer deactivated by Cardinals

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic-violence allegations, Phoenix police say.
  • Panthers star takes leave

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy, who has been granted a new trial this fall after a domestic violence conviction in May, has taken a voluntary leave with pay until his legal matters are resolved, the team announced Wednesday.
  • Rob Ford has aggressive cancer

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    The ailment adds to the list of struggles facing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose fall from grace began with the release of a video that appeared to show him smoking crack cocaine.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

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

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
  • My Shots From The US Open Men’s Tennis Finals

    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hi Gang: On Monday night I headed back to New York to shoot the US Open Men’s Tennis Finals, and I put together a post over at Exposure.co with all the photos, including lots of behind-the-scenes shots and stories of triumph and tragedy (which includes me dropping my 16-35mm on the concrete floor, not once but twice).Anyway, if you’ve got a sec, here’s the link: https://scottkelby.exposure.co/shooting-the-mens-finalsI tried to share more of the experience of shooting an event like this, so there’s lots of info and shots about that stuff, and of course all the camera,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

    Barry J Brady
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reducing noise in your images can make a huge difference to their quality We have all seen it in our images, that uneven grainy look that makes our images look a little unappealing. In the days of film, noise was called grain and it looked better (even the word grain sounded better) but the digital equivalent of noise can often make a good image look bad. The first question we need to answer is: What is noise? Generally speaking, noise is defined as aberrant pixels. That means pixels that are not representing the colour, or the exposure of the scene correctly. The next question is: When does…
  • Couple Photography: Telling Their Love Story

    Melinda Smith
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A while ago, I went to the funeral for my husband’s dear Grandpa Wes, and I looked through old photos of him and his beautiful sweetheart, Daphene, who passed away just 6 months before (they couldn’t live without each other for very long). They had photos when they were young snuggled up together, holding hands, and even kissing, and it struck me how rare that was. Old photos usually are much more formal, and don’t show a lot of emotion or candid feelings. They also had more recent photos that showed the same affection, and that’s rare as well, to be married for…
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

    John Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the stars? You’ll need a tripod. Want to get silky smooth waterfall photos? Yep tripod again. Need to photograph an HDR to extend the dynamic range of your scene? Oh yes, tripod required there too. Basically, if you want to do anything more than point and shoot, you’ll need to bring your three legged friend along with you. I’ve decided to write this article in a way that assumes you’re just starting out with…
  • 10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

    Matthias Hombauer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Rolling Stones: Nikon D800, 185mm at f4, 1/320, ISO 1600 The correct camera settings are key to getting awesome concert photos in low light situations. Maybe you were in this situation before. You used the full automatic mode in front of the stage and – BAM- the little flash monster sitting on top of your camera pops up and throws the ugliest light you can think of onto the singer’s face. At this point, a lot of frustrated concert photography beginners just take their cameras home and never shoot a concert again. But wait, in this article I’ll share the camera settings I…
  • Down and Dirty Guide to Milky Way Photography

    James Brandon
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Milky Way Over Mono Lake | James Brandon Seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes is a life-changing, mind-blowing experience. It will put your place within the universe in to perspective and remind you just how small and insignificant we all are. The sad part is that most people have never seen it. Over half of our planet’s population lives in cities where seeing the Milky Way is all but impossible. Even when people get out of the city and have a good view of the stars, they usually don’t focus on them long enough to find the Milky Way. It’s something that you either stumble onto by…
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall Discusses the 7D Mark II

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Join us for a video interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor at Canon U.S.A.'s Professional Engineering and Solutions Division, in which he talks us through some of the features of the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, introduced this week at Photokina. 
  • Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Canon has been busy - its latest high-end compact, the PowerShot G7 X slots in beneath the G1 X Mark II, and offers a 20MP 1'-type sensor, 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 zoom lens and a host of other enthusiast-friendly features. We spoke to Canon recently and got access to a pre-production G7 X. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera. 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    We got a chance to shoot with a pre-release beta of Canon's EOS 7D Mark II, so we grabbed it. We have prepared a 23 image gallery from a Canon event running at the Photokina show in Cologne. Although the image quality hasn't been entirely finalized, this should give some first impressions of what that camera can do. We've included a sequence of 10fps shooting. Click through for more details.
  • Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Samsung's hall is a far cry from the over-the-top extravaganza that is its CES booth. There are big tables for every camera it produces, usually paired with smartphones. In fact, it felt like their stand was as much about mobile devices as it was with cameras. The camera that everyone was playing with was the NX1, and we took a look at that as well as a 300mm telephoto prime concept. Read on.
  • Creative Live hosts six days of free online photography classes

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Creative Live is currently hosting Photo Week - six days of free photography classes. The event is ongoing through September 20th, and the interactive classes will be taught by professionals from various parts of the industry on a range of topics such as light painting, wedding and GoPro photography. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple Updates iMovie and Numbers for iOS 8

    Husain Sumra
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Apple has begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with iMovie and Numbers receiving the first updates. While Numbers simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, iMovie goes a bit further with brand new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and more. What’s New in Version 2.1 - Support for iOS 8 - Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension - Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie - Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip* - Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud…
  • iPhone 4s Users May Want to Avoid iOS 8 Due to Performance and Screen Size Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Apple's public launch of iOS 8 is happening today, but there is one group of iPhone owners who may want pass on the upgrade for now. According to Ars Technica, the overall experience of iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s is degraded enough that owners of this device may want to consider bypassing the update and remaining on iOS 7, despite the new features offered in Apple's latest iOS version. Apple's iPhone 4s was launched in 2011 and is falling quickly behind the times. It includes a much slower A5 processor, doesn't have an option for LTE connectivity, lacks Touch ID, and ships with 2.4GHz-only…
  • Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

    Eric Slivka
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy. Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest keyboard in the world. The keyboard relies on advanced autocorrect features to interpret input and includes extensive gesture support to make it easy for users to delete, add punctuation and spaces, or select an alternate autocorrect suggestion by swiping anywhere on the keyboard. Fleksy also includes…
  • LG to Supply Apple Watch Displays, Apple Aiming to Sell 50 Million Units in 2015

    Richard Padilla
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    LG Display will supply the AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch when it launches in 2015, reports Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is also expecting to ship five million units of the wearable device a month, and is aiming to sell more than 50 million Apple Watches in 2015. Apple was also said to be in talks with Samsung to provide AMOLED panels for the device, however the company ultimately decided that all displays for its smartwatch would come from LG. The news is similar to a report last October from The Korea Herald, which noted that Apple was close to striking a deal with LG to…
  • First iPhone 6 Unboxing Video Surfaces

    Husain Sumra
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    As the first reviews of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the Internet, T3 took the opportunity to post the first unboxing of the iPhone 6, depicting the specific packaging and layout of the box for the smaller device. The video starts off showing off the new packaging for the iPhone 6, which, unlike the packaging for other Apple products, does not feature a color photo of the device on the outside. Instead, the box features a white, textured silhouette of the device inside. The rest of the video goes through standard unboxing protocol, showing off included documentation, the EarPods…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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