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  • This is your brain on coffee [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    First off, we’ll assure you there’s nary a fried egg in this video from AsapSCIENCE, but there is science-speak, so take your first few sips of that lovely little cup of magic before diving into this explanation of how coffee affects the brain. Full story at YouTube via Geeks are Sexy. Hmmmmm, coffee…
  • Study: Jolts of Electricity to the Brain Can Improve Memory

    Mashable
    Stan Schroeder
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    A new study from Northwestern University suggests that a non-invasive electrical current to the brain can improve an individual's memory. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that sends low-level electric current to a region of the brain just under the skull, which is connected to the hippocampus. See also: Hollywood Myth, Busted: Humans Use Far More Than 10% of Their Brains The study showed that remembering things requires several regions of the brain to cooperate with the hippocampus. Zapping the area helps it coordinate with those discrete regions.
  • Apple To Developers: No Selling HealthKit Data To Advertisers

    Fast Company
    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Developers can, however, hand the data over to medical researchers with a user's consent.When Apple unveiled its HealthKit toolset for app developers at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, it hinted at a future where everything from our heart rates to our daily footsteps to our sleep time could be tallied and molded into raw data, thanks to iOS 8 and a possible watch. The platform would allow developers like Nike and Jawbone to build new and exciting health-tracking apps, which could be compiled into iOS 8's Health app.Read Full Story
  • This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
     It’s happening. Apple’s invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on Chinese site WeiFeng that appear to show components that match up almost identically to previous leaks for a 4.7-inch iPhone. If these numerous leaks are to be trusted as the real deal, and we are,… Read More
  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
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  • This is your brain on coffee [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    First off, we’ll assure you there’s nary a fried egg in this video from AsapSCIENCE, but there is science-speak, so take your first few sips of that lovely little cup of magic before diving into this explanation of how coffee affects the brain. Full story at YouTube via Geeks are Sexy. Hmmmmm, coffee…
  • How big are the biggest stars in the universe? [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Watching this video is sure to give you some perspective. Ultimate perspective, you might say. One by one you’ll see how our planet stacks up to the planets around it, then the sun, then you’ll see how huge the rest of the stars in the universe are. Take a look: Full story at The Science Channel. More great science. Photo credit: Canva
  • Documenting the reality of cubicle life in “Cubed” [videos]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you’ve ever served time in a cubicle, you’ll love “Cubed,” the new web series by Above Average that documents all those strange conversations and situations that happen at the office but aren’t quite the stuff of a hilarious Facebook status or tweet. The best part is, they’re just short enough to watch before that nosy co-worker busts you and tells the boss what you’re really doing. Full story at YouTube via Laughing Squid. Work funnies.
  • A fascinating look back at 1950′s Hong Kong

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    When I was in college, a man in his early forties stopped me in campus town and just said this: “I know it sounds strange, but I’m telling you now, take pictures. Take pictures of everything because it will never look like this again.” Naturally, I didn’t, and while the image is still in my mind, it will quickly be erased once I walk those streets again, but, fortunately, for all of us, photographer Fan Ho had a camera in hand while wandering the streets of Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s, recording a life that was quickly buried in the hustle of this amazing…
  • You scream, I scream, we all pedal for ice cream?

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    How often have you enjoyed a dessert and said you’ll work it off later? At Peddler’s Creamery in LA, the point is to earn that treat by front-loading the work and getting one very sweet payoff for your efforts. According to Treehugger‘s Derek Markham: This unique creamery creates their artisanal ice cream from local, fair trade, and organic ingredients, and every single batch is churned by bicycle. It offers both dairy and non-dairy dessert options, and if you’d like to pedal for ice cream, you can be in the Peddler’s Club and sign up for a 15-20 minute…
 
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    Mashable

  • Study: Jolts of Electricity to the Brain Can Improve Memory

    Stan Schroeder
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    A new study from Northwestern University suggests that a non-invasive electrical current to the brain can improve an individual's memory. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that sends low-level electric current to a region of the brain just under the skull, which is connected to the hippocampus. See also: Hollywood Myth, Busted: Humans Use Far More Than 10% of Their Brains The study showed that remembering things requires several regions of the brain to cooperate with the hippocampus. Zapping the area helps it coordinate with those discrete regions.
  • How to Succeed in Coding While You're Still Young

    Mashable Video
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when you're young and lack resources Sayman began making money off his first iOS app when he was just 13 years old. Now, at age 17, he has one of the most popular apps in the App Store, a photo-guessing game called 4 Snaps See also: 9 Things We'd Change About Snapchat Sayman says that you should first look around to get ideas of what you could build, then dive into the numerous online resources available for coders. That's how he found the back-end platform…
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Drops Its Logo From Clothes

    Todd Wasserman
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    After its seventh quarterly loss, Abercrombie & Fitch has announced it is pulling its ubiquitous label from its clothing in an an attempt to reverse the trend. The company made a somewhat opaque announcement Thursday, reporting its disappointing second-quarter results: "We are confident that the evolution of our assortment will drive further improvements going forward, in particular as we move past the headwind of adverse likes in our logo business as we work to strategically reduce that element in our assortment." See also: Unraveling American Apparel CEO's Fall From Grace Translation:…
  • Unstoppable: Ice Bucket Challenge Breaks $100 Million in Donations

    Lance Ulanoff
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    If someone hasn't already called you out on Facebook to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, well, your time is coming The ALS Association announced on Friday that it had surpassed a significant benchmark: It has raked in more than $100 million from funds donated throughout the duration of the challenge. See also: The 60 Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos The figure dwarfs virtually any fundraising effort that ALSA has conducted before. Donations for a given year usually total $64 million, according to the ALSA. It has almost doubled that figure in two months, from July 29 to Aug. 29.
  • ManServants is the Uber of Hot Dudes

    Mashable Video
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Good news, everyone There's now an app called ManServants — and it's exactly what it sounds like See also: 10 Apps to Spice Up Your Sex Life Elliott gives his take on it in the newest episode of Mashable Minute Earlier this week, we told you that Taylor Swift was getting old. More here: Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Videos, Small Business, Startups, Work, and Sex
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    Fast Company

  • Apple To Developers: No Selling HealthKit Data To Advertisers

    Chris Gayomali
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Developers can, however, hand the data over to medical researchers with a user's consent.When Apple unveiled its HealthKit toolset for app developers at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, it hinted at a future where everything from our heart rates to our daily footsteps to our sleep time could be tallied and molded into raw data, thanks to iOS 8 and a possible watch. The platform would allow developers like Nike and Jawbone to build new and exciting health-tracking apps, which could be compiled into iOS 8's Health app.Read Full Story
  • See How Much Hotter Your City Is Than Anywhere Else, Just Because It's A City

    Jessica Leber
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The urban heat island effect makes cities extra hot--and some cities are more extra hot than others.Summers in the U.S. have been warming since the 1970s due to climate change, though it might not seem like it if you're riding out this unusually cool August in the northeast and midwest.Read Full Story
  • How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

    Rachel Gillett
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.If you're like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls "sitting disease."Read Full Story
  • How To Get Over Your Self-Doubt

    Leo Babauta
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    For some, self-doubt and confidence issues color a whole lifetime. How can you break out of that shell to reach your full potential?There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life.Read Full Story
  • Productivity Hack Of The Week: A Simple Way To Answer Emails Much Faster

    Rachel Gillett
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Turn email into less of a chore with templates of responses and save hours every week.In an age where the workday is seemingly getting longer and longer, every minute counts. So we thought we'd give you some of them back with this week's productivity hack.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    Jordan Crook
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
     It’s happening. Apple’s invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on Chinese site WeiFeng that appear to show components that match up almost identically to previous leaks for a 4.7-inch iPhone. If these numerous leaks are to be trusted as the real deal, and we are,… Read More
  • Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

    Sarah Perez
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
     Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed. This feature was previously introduced… Read More
  • Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

    Julian Chokkattu
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
     Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Read More
  • Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
     Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More
  • Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
     A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down, and he is passing on the reigns to Pekka Rantala, who most recently has been the CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall but also spent many years with Nokia. In the words of… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Why don't authors compete?

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    There's an apocryphal story of a guy who went for his final interview for a senior post at Coca-Cola. At dinner, he ordered a Pepsi. He didn't get the job. And most packaged goods companies would kill to be the only product on the shelf, to own the category in a given store. Yet, not only do authors get along, they spend time and energy blurbing each other's books. Authors don't try to eliminate others from the shelf, in fact, they seek out the most crowded shelves they can find to place their books. They eagerly pay to read what everyone else is writing... Can you imagine Tim Cook at Apple…
  • Announcing a fall internship

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    I'm hiring one or two paid interns. It's a great opportunity to learn, to experiment and to get some hands on experience. Find all the details right here. If you know someone who might be interested, I'd appreciate it if you would forward this to them.        
  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
  • The best lesson from Fantasy Football's success

    Seth Godin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When people say, "my team," they mean it. In the top-down world of industrial marketing, the San Francisco 49ers say, "we built this team, buy a ticket if you want to come." Then, a few years later, it broadened to, "you should buy a jersey so you can be part of it." In the sideways, modern world of peer-to-peer connection, people say, "my team has this player, that player and this defense." It belongs to them, because they built it. Everyone has their own team. In neither case is the fan on the field, getting concussed or making the big decisions. It doesn't matter. What matters is that our…
 
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    WIRED

  • This Elderly Gentleman Was Born With His Brain Hemispheres Disconnected. How Did It Affect Him? Barely At All

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    One of the most distinctive physical features of the human brain is the fact that the cortex is divided into two hemispheres. The main connection between the two halves is a thick bundle of fibers called the corpus callosum. This is no quiet lane, it’s a major freeway constituting around 200 million neural tracts. In […]
  • Pop Culture’s 6 Biggest Losers This Summer, From Godzilla to TV Execs

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Yesterday, we sang the praises of the Big Winners of the summer. But for every person, movie, etc. that comes out of the season smelling like awesomesauce, there are bound to be even more who, well, stink. Sometimes they fail of their own accord, sometimes they are failed by their audience. Either way, they just didn't have the goods. Here are a few of the summer's biggest disappointments.
  • MIT and Marriott Are Testing a Matchmaking Table Fed by LinkedIn Data

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    How do we curate those experiences and connect people with like interests? With a LinkedIn-connected table, of course.
  • This Is How You Have to Ship Bugatti’s $3M Supercar

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    When you drop $3 million on a special-edition Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, you want everything to be perfect. That's why, before it leaves the factory, Bugatti wraps the car more carefully than royal nurses swaddle the future King George.
  • How to Use OS X Yosemite’s Best New Messages Features

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    For those who’ve just started using the beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we’ve got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS and its many new features. In this edition, we take on the new features in Messages.
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Write Down Every Time You Spend Money to Trick Yourself to Save More

    Melanie Pinola
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Saving money isn't easy; in fact, we're wired not to do it . So little mental tricks like forcing yourself to document when you spend money could handily prevent you from overspending.Read more...
  • REITs Let you Invest in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Plenty of savvy investors use real estate as a way to earn income. You buy a property, rent it out, and, ideally, pocket some extra cash. And low mortgage rates and a steadily improving market have experts insisting that now is a great time to invest in real estate. But what if you can't afford to put a down payment on a home in your area? Or what if you don't feel like playing landlord and renting out a property? You might be interested in REITs—Real Estate Investment Trusts.Read more...
  • Pick Up One of the Best Chromebooks on the Market for Just $117

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    With over 8 hours of battery life and a legitimate Haswell processor, the Acer C720 is one of the best bets in the Chromebook space, and you can get a refurb right now for an eminently reasonable $117.Read more...
  • Gawker Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims | io9 Here's What Happ

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Gawker Remembering the Wylie-Hoffert Case, a Double Murder With Three Victims | io9 Here's What Happens When White People Move Into Your Neighborhood | Jezebel How to Make Your Wedding Vows More Realistic | Kotaku Old Folks Trying the Oculus Rift for the First Time Read more...
  • Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

    Melanie Pinola
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • More High-Quality Photos Show 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell with Colored Bands

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    New high-quality photos of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's rear shell have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), showing us what may be a finished back from the space grey version of the device. Notably, this newest component appears to have its rear bands colored in to fit with the rest of the device, perhaps suggesting that the different color options of the iPhone 6 will feature a similar treatment. Besides its colored bands, the rear shell shown in the photos appears to be consistent with previous looks at the component, displaying a rounded chassis, embedded rear logo, and more. The…
  • Samsung Asks NYC Street-Goers to Compare Galaxy Tab S and iPad Air in New Ad

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Samsung has debuted a new video on its YouTube channel comparing its new Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air on the streets of New York City. As first spotted by iGeneration (Google Translate), the video involves a host asking street-goers to use the Galaxy Tab S, highlighting the tablet's display, weight, and camera. When matched up side-by-side, some users claim that the Galaxy Tab S is "definitely thinner", while others express that the tablet's screen "looks brighter" when compared to the iPad Air. The host claims that the Galaxy Tab S has "one million more pixels than the iPad Air", which is…
  • Another Report Suggests NFC Support for iPhone 6, Chip to Be Provided by NXP

    Richard Padilla
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    Apple will feature near field communication (NFC) technology in the iPhone 6 with a chip provided by Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, according to a report from the Financial Times. The chip will allow the iPhone to be scanned by payment terminals and ticket systems, while also allowing for further integration with other methods. Throughout the past week, a number of rumors and reports from various sources have claimed that the iPhone 6 will gain NFC support. Evidence of NFC capabilities provided by NXP first surfaced earlier this week in a claimed schematic, which showed the company's PN65…
  • Apple Blogger John Gruber Hints at NFC For iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Following a report from Wired suggesting NFC-based mobile payments will be a "hallmark" feature of the iPhone 6 and a confirmation from Re/code, Apple blogger John Gruber has now thrown in his two cents, with a cryptic post hinting Apple is indeed planning on including NFC in the iPhone 6 as part of a new mobile payment solution. Gruber's post references an earlier "joke" that pointed towards a wearable device debut in September, which turned out to be accurate in light of recent rumors also suggesting a September introduction for the device. I've been working on a new joke -- about NFC and a…
  • More Claims of September 9 Debut for Apple's Wearable Device, Likely Positioned as iPhone Accessory

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Yesterday, Re/code broke the news that Apple planned to introduce its upcoming wearable device alongside the iPhone 6, and now Bloomberg is seconding that rumor, pointing towards a simultaneous debut of two different iPhones and a wearable device at Apple's September 9 event. According to Re/code, Apple had originally planned to introduce its wearable device at an October event separate from its September iPhone event, but later ended up changing its plans. Bloomberg speculates that Apple's plan to debut the wearable device alongside the iPhone may be the company's way of limiting…
 
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  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
  • How Can I Focus Better?

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The strangest of moments can bring you insights. I’ll tell you that for sure. Do you see the picture that accompanies this post? That was moments after winning a silly competition where I had to use a piece of uncooked spaghetti to spear six ziti noodles without using any hands. How did I accomplish this faster than my competitors? Well, that’s where the insight came in. How Can I Focus Better? In that moment, my brain-chatter was intense: “I don’t want to be here. Why did I say yes to this? This is stupid? I’m going to LOOK stupid. Wow, I’m very shaky. My…
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    Copyblogger

  • Two Important Announcements for Writers

    Sonia Simone
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    First, you may have seen yesterday the abrupt announcement that Google is, at least for the moment, discontinuing their Authorship functionality for search results and webmaster tools. For those in our Authority community, as well as those in our Certified Content Marketer program, we’ll be holding a special live Q&A session with Brian Clark on what this means for web writers as we move forward. Just log in to your Member Dashboard to find out how to attend. And secondly, if you aren’t in one of those programs yet, the window is closing to join the Certified Content Marketer…
  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iPhone Cases: Barely there

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Barely thereIn this week’s roundup of new iPhone cases, you’ll find an accessory that sticks to your bike, one that's safe under water, and one that's so thin you’ll hardly notice it.Bike2PowerThe ArmorGuard (iPhone 5 and 5s; $80) is a bicycle kit that includes a case, a mount, and a universal mounting bracket.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Virtual TimeClock review: Keep track of your employee's work hours

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Time clocks—with punch cards and a line of employees waiting to check in or check out of work—are an almost universal signifier of the modern industrial age. Punchcards, the physical paper type, are still in wide use, but as you might expect, a digital time clock may offer more flexibility when it comes to keeping track of employee time. Redcort Software’s Virtual TimeClock family of apps provides several solutions for you to track time digitally for a variety of environments from a single office with a few users to large businesses with multiple offices in many locations throughout the…
  • When search fails in Outlook

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Reader Abby Conrad has a problem with a forgetful email client. She writes:In the last week or so I’ve been trying to search for messages in Microsoft Outlook and it shows no results, even when I can scroll through my inbox and find a message from the sender I’ve searched for. What’s wrong? Outlook, like the Mac OS and some other apps, uses OS X’s Spotlight feature to catalog its messages. When you search for a sender, recipient, or word within a message, Outlook turns to Spotlight’s index to find it. Given that, my first thought is that the index of your Microsoft User Data folder…
  • Comic: A history of Apple mice, part two

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: An oral history of Apple mice, part two. Previously on Multitouch Theater: A history of Apple mice, part one.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Appreciating the Apple TV

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    With one or more autumnal Apple events on the horizon we turn our thoughts not only to what Cupertino has in mind for the iPhone and iPad, but the direction the next generation Apple TV might take. We’ve already issued some ideas on what a future Apple TV might be in regard to a content delivery system as well as a HomeKit hub, but as much fun as it is to play guessing games with Apple’s engineers, it’s also worthwhile to stop and appreciate what advantages the Apple TV offers now over another set top box such as the Roku 3. While I have each device, I see areas where the Apple TV…
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Friday Fun: Build Your First Chrome Extension

    Lauren Orsini
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser in the world. Part of its appeal comes from its ability to let you fully customize your browsing experience with a slew of extensions. Extensions are small, lightweight programs that personalize your Chrome installation with new features. You’ve probably already downloaded an extension or two. But did you know it’s almost as easy to build your own? Chrome extensions are written in a relatively beginner-friendly language—JavaScript—and require only two files to function. Since they’re so easy to build, there are currently more than 53,000…
  • How Twitch And YouTube Are Making Video Games A Big Business

    Stephanie Chan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Mark this moment: Watching people play video games has become a big business, with Amazon, Google, Disney, and others vying for a piece of the action.Call it livestream gaming: Top players record themselves playing popular titles and delivering commentary—or compete against each other in big, live, arena-style events. By turning video games from a solitary living-room obsession into shared events, livestream gaming is letting advertisers tap into a hard-to-reach demographic of mostly young men.The Game Is AfootThat means a huge influx of money into the video-game world: It's changing…
  • Why Doesn't Your Government Run Like This?

    Matt Asay
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Imagine your company got a 90% approval rating on its latest app. You'd be rich, right? Now imagine that your government got a 90% approval rating on anything, like passport approval or paying a parking violation or ... well, anything.No, really. Stop laughing.In the UK, a slew of changes to how technology is delivered has upended decades of dissatisfaction with government services. So much so, in fact, that one recent service upgrade netted a 90% approval rating from citizens.What's going on?Putting Citizens FirstMike Bracken (@MTBracken), executive director of the UK's Government Digital…
  • Our Growing Obsession With Screens Is Killing Our Brains

    Selena Larson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf.A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were “significantly” worse for readers who read on a Kindle versus a paperback book, the Guardian reports. Fifty readers were given a mystery book to read; half were given a Kindle, and the other half, a paperback. The researchers, led by Anne Mangen from the University of Stavanger in Norway, discovered that reading on a Kindle…
  • Apple Confirms: It's Holding An Event On September 9

    Stephanie Chan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Apple confirmed that it will be holding a special event on September 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif. The company's coy teaser, "Wish we could say more," leaves us wondering what we can expect here. If rumors hold true, we'll see new iPhones (which may include NFC mobile payments), iOS updates and even the long-awaited and hotly-debated Apple wearable device. 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Designing Badges (And More) For A Conference

    Maurizio Piacenza
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    To badge or not to badge? That is the question. Because badges — and a lot of stuff designed for conferences — often look the same. But if you have a little, different conference, you need different kinds of things. Badges included. It all started in 2013 with the first Kerning conference1. I was asked to design the official notebook: we ended up with a really typographic design for the cover and a funny pattern on the back. And an Easter egg on the cover — more on that later. It was a really funny project, so when my dear friend Cristiano Rastelli2, a member of Kerning’s…
  • Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

    Jon Arne Sæterås and Luca Passani
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Responsive web design has become the dominant method of developing and designing websites. It makes it easier to think “mobile first” and to create a website that is viewable on mobile devices. In the early days of responsive web design, creating breakpoints in CSS for particular screen sizes was common, like 320 pixels for iPhone and 768 pixels for iPad, and then we tested and monitored those devices. As responsive design has evolved, we now more often start with the content and then set breakpoints when the content “breaks.” This means that you might end up with quite a few…
  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

    Chris Bank
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 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. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While the concepts are relatively easy to grasp, the many trade-offs considered and decisions made in execution are seldom easy and are often highly debated. This two-part series, looks into the product…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Photos: Iraq under siege

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
  • Why did Brangelina tie the knot?

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    You might have heard: Brad and Angelina secretly tied the knot at last. A spokesperson for the couple announced that the pair wed privately in a nondenominational civil ceremony in France over the weekend. So ends years of speculation as to when, if ever, one of Hollywood's more famously liberal couples will finally make it official. It's official.
  • The week in 36 photos

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
  • Risk from Syria and Iraq cited

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:16 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says the "root cause" of the terrorist threat is "Islamist extremism."
  • Man stabs cop; officer shoots him

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Watch as this Atlanta police officer shoots a man after witnessing him stab another cop near Georgia State University.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Special “This Weekend Only” Deal For My Readers on a 15″ Toshiba Laptop

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Some Punchy Black and White Landscape Photos to Oooo and Aaah Over

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently we released our newest dPS ebook The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography.  So I thought it would be fitting if we had a look as some great black and white images. I don’t know what it is but I’m really attracted to a great black and white image. It’s something about the contrast and the style and makes you really focus on the light and composition in the image – there’s no tricks it’s just an image is the simplest form. So in this set I’ve found some amazing black and white landscape photos for you to enjoy – please let the…
  • 3 Essential Photoshop Tools for New Portrait Photographers

    Leah O'Connell
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Opening Photoshop for the first time is kind of like going on your first date; your hands sweat, your eyes glaze over, you completely lose all sense of direction and time. At least that was the scenario for me. Photoshop is an incredibly complex program that can be used as an artistic tool for positive enhancement, or gross distortion when it comes to portraiture. It’s all too easy to over-edit, get carried away with the sheer number of the tools at your fingertips, or attempt elaborate cover-up schemes for poorly shot images when first starting out. There are certain tools I grasped at…
  • Beyond the Postcard – 14 Tips for Creating Unique Photographs in Iconic Locations

    Bruce Wunderlich
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photography has been around since the early 1820’s. Of course, back then the technology of “picture taking” was not accessible to the common person. But have things ever changed! With the availability of digital cameras ever present, even in our cell phones, take a moment to consider these facts. Every two minutes today there are as many photos taken as were taken in the entire 19th century (1800s), and ten percent of all the photos ever taken were snapped within the last twelve months! The Postcard: The Start Westward Monument in Marietta, Ohio. (18mm 1/80th of a second at…
  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I used an 85mm lens fitted with a 500D close-up lens to create this photo of a Chinese Water Dragon. Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to a showroom to buy a new car and the salesperson said “Sir, the only car for you is a Ford Focus”. Fine, if that’s the car you happen to want. But how…
  • Tips on How to Get New Photography Clients

    Monica Day
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Aaaaghhhh!!!! Why aren’t people knocking down my door to get me to photograph their most precious moments?! We’ve all said this. We’ve all had those moments where we just don’t understand where the people are, or the ones that will pay us are. Or you’ve finally built a business and now it’s time to move. I get it. I’m a military spouse. I move…a lot. I have to rebuild my business every two to four years. But I’ve done it, and so can you. You don’t have to be a military spouse to benefit from these tips. They can be applied to a new business, a new market, a new city, or a…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • How to make a magnetic iPhone Gorillapod for $25

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ever been inspired to mount your Gorillapod tripod on a metal surface, but can't find a suitable grip? If you are a creative photographer, then you should check out this Instructable that shows you how to modify an existing Gorillapod by adding some...
  • Apple's September event may be its most significant event in years

    Yoni Heisler
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let's be honest. There's something different in the air about Apple's upcoming media event, now officially confirmed for September 9. Before getting to what products might be announced, it's worth noting that this year's event will not be held at the...
  • Epic Eric saves the day with one touch

    Jessica Buchanan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Epic Eric is an action packed puzzle game where you play as a knight or princess who must save the other. There are platforming elements that challenge the player to get the right combinations of moves and timing to collect stars and reach the...
  • Best educational apps for high school students

    Kelly Hodgkins
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It's that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start heading back to school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child's education and stimulate them to get involved with quality educational iOS apps. We've...
  • Check out Nav Camera if you need precise location info for photos and video

    Mel Martin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Nav Camera (US$3.99) is an innovative app that uses navigation, augmented reality and display overlays to tell you where you are, your altitude, the direction you are facing and more. The information appears on your image in real time and it's...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Leica launches 100mm F2 Summicron for medium format S system

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    German camera brand Leica is set to launch a new portrait lens for its professional S system that features a super-fast maximum aperture of F2. The Summicron-S 100mm F2 ASPH will sit between the company’s existing Summarit-S 70mm F2.5 ASPH and the APO-Macro-Summarit-S 120mm F2.5, both of which are also popular choices for portrait photographers using the S cameras. Click through for more details.
  • GoPro launches new Field Guide tutorial series

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    GoPro's in-house production team travel the globe with some of the world's best athletes and produce videos like the Hero 3+ launch, with over 16 million views on YouTube. This week GoPro and its production team released a new tutorial series called the GoPro Field Guide, a set of videos designed to delve a little deeper into some of the more complex functions of their action camera lineup. Read more
  • Corel unveils PaintShop Pro X7 with new tools and a fresh design

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This week Corel has unveiled PaintShop Pro X7 and PaintShop Pro X7 Ultimate, two new versions of its image editing software for Windows. This update features extensive changes to the user interface as well as a claimed 30 percent improvement in brush performance, including the Paint Brush, Airbrush and various retouching tools. Speed improvements have allowed for new instant previews of effects before they are applied to images and the 64-bit architecture allows fast performance with larger or multiple images. Read more
  • Casio develops Exilim EX-FR10 two-part action cam with wireless monitor

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Casio is set to launch a new action cam in September, featuring a wireless camera unit that is detatchable from the main body. The Casio Exilim EX-FR10, which will initially be only available in the Japanese market, uses a Bluetooth connection with a range of up to 10m between the body and the camera so images can be recorded remotely and monitored on the 2-inch 230,400-dot touch screen. Read more
  • Self portrait: Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At first glance the Olympus PEN E-PL7 looks like yet another compact, selfie-friendly mirrorless camera -- but looks can be deceiving. The innards of the camera come largely from the excellent OM-D E-M10, and Olympus touts the E-PL7's autofocus system as its best yet. For all the details on the latest PEN, check out our First Impressions Review.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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 –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
  • PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount. Under the terms of the deal, an £15 iTunes card drops to £11.25, while a £25 card drops to £18.75. Larger denomination iTunes cards of £50 and £100 are available for £37.50 and £75. Cards are only redeemable in the UK iTunes Store. The offer lasts until Thursday, August 28 at 11:59 BST, but as with all PayPal iTunes discounts, there are a limited number of codes available and…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • 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…
  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
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