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  • Buzzer management

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    I started the quiz team at my high school. Alas, I didn't do so well at the tryouts, so I ended up as the coach, but we still made it to the finals. It took me thirty years to figure out the secret of getting in ahead of the others who also knew the answer (because the right answer is no good if someone else gets the buzz): You need to press the buzzer before you know the answer. As soon as you realize that you probably will be able to identify the answer by the time you're asked, buzz. Between the time you buzz and the time you're supposed to speak, the answer will come to you. And if it…
  • User of high-tech bionic arm demonstrates it [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The future is now. This woman is the first to use bebionics small, lifelike prosthetic arm, and in this video she demonstrates how fantastic it is. The post User of high-tech bionic arm demonstrates it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Pilots fired for letting 'Playboy' playmate fly plane

    Mashable
    Jessica Plautz
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Two Argentinian pilots have been fired for inviting model Victoria Xipolitakis — who has posed for the Greek edition of Playboy magazine — into the cockpit, and letting her fly the plane. Austral Líneas Aéreas, a domestic Argentinian carrier, announced in a statement about the firings that Xipolitakis would be banned from the airline for five years. #Rosario ✈️ pic.twitter.com/RLJOvnBCbd — Viky Xipolitakis (@VXipolitakisOK) June 24, 2015 In addition to firing the pilots and banning the model, Austral announced forthcoming criminal proceedings against…
  • "The Future Universe": When Audiences Attack

    Fast Company
    Daniel Terdiman
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    A new game show pits in-studio contestants against viewers armed with mobile devices as we inch closer to The Running Man.The technology has been converging for years: high-quality, computer-generated visual effects; immersive interactivity in a 3D virtual world; motion-capture in live-action filming; real-time mobile apps; and a global network to tie it all together.Read Full Story
  • Microsoft Will Power AOL Search, Transfer Some Advertising Work As It Sheds Hundreds Of Employees

    TechCrunch
    Alex Wilhelm,Lucas Matney
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
     Following the news that it will shed around 100 employees to Uber in a mapping technology deal, Microsoft announced this afternoon that it will now power AOL’s search property, and will apportion parts of its advertising work into both AOL, and AppNexus. AOL, which owns TechCrunch, was recently purchased by Verizon, so it seems that Microsoft and our New Corporate Death Star are now… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • User of high-tech bionic arm demonstrates it [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The future is now. This woman is the first to use bebionics small, lifelike prosthetic arm, and in this video she demonstrates how fantastic it is. The post User of high-tech bionic arm demonstrates it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Brain benefits of multilingualism at any age [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Toying with the idea of learning a different language? Make the time because there are benefits of learning a second or third language at any age, as you'll discover in this animated TED-Ed video of a talk by Mia Nacamulli. The post Brain benefits of multilingualism at any age [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Paul Rudd answers reporter’s phone during press conference [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This video just adds to a mounting pile of evidence proving that Paul Rudd is amazing. Watch as he answers a reporters phone during a press conference for "Ant-Man," thoroughly embarrassing the reporter. The post Paul Rudd answers reporter’s phone during press conference [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Stunning cockpit footage of F-15 Eagles formation flight [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Here's a video to get you sweating: cockpit view footage of formation flying. These planes get within spitting distance of each other over beautiful New Orleans. The post Stunning cockpit footage of F-15 Eagles formation flight [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Pancake art you definitely don’t want the kids to see [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    If you've finally weaned the little ones off "Let It Go," file this video under the forbidden category or you will never know peace in the mornings again. The post Pancake art you definitely don’t want the kids to see [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Pilots fired for letting 'Playboy' playmate fly plane

    Jessica Plautz
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Two Argentinian pilots have been fired for inviting model Victoria Xipolitakis — who has posed for the Greek edition of Playboy magazine — into the cockpit, and letting her fly the plane. Austral Líneas Aéreas, a domestic Argentinian carrier, announced in a statement about the firings that Xipolitakis would be banned from the airline for five years. #Rosario ✈️ pic.twitter.com/RLJOvnBCbd — Viky Xipolitakis (@VXipolitakisOK) June 24, 2015 In addition to firing the pilots and banning the model, Austral announced forthcoming criminal proceedings against…
  • U.S. stock markets plunge 350 points because of panic about Greece

    Heidi Moore
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Fears that Greece's troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets on Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. U.S. stock markets lost $900 billion of value in a single day because of panic around Greece's impending default on a $1.8 billion loan to the IMF tomorrow Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety of government bonds. In many ways, it looked similar to previous episodes in Europe's long-running debt crisis, except that this time, investors said, they weren't quite as worried. A series of events over the…
  • Facebook says your rainbow profile pictures won't be used to sell ads

    Samantha Murphy Kelly
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Your Facebook News Feed was likely flooded in color over the weekend, thanks to the site's rainbow filter tool More than 26 million Facebook members — including celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway and Arnold Schwarzenegger — rainbow-ified their profile pictures in support of LGBT rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide. Those pictures received more than half a billion likes and comments, the company told Mashable See also: Facebook is changing how it counts Likes Reports called out Facebook for possibly implementing the…
  • Here are the places where same-sex couples still can't get married

    Sergio Hernandez
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Same-sex couples have been rushing to their county clerks' offices since Friday's U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that granted gay and lesbian couples nationwide a constitutional right to marry. But while clerks in some states have moved swiftly to start complying with the court's decision, others are still catching up. And in some jurisdictions, state officials — including the attorneys general of Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana — are dragging their heels and searching for ways to flout the ruling. See also: Texas Attorney General says county clerks can refuse same-sex…
  • What if 'Super Mario' was built on the bones of 'Gears of War'?

    Adam Rosenberg
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Mario is looking good, right? A little background is in order for those who aren't familiar with game development. Video games are often built using something called an "engine," which is a self-contained set of software tools that handle everything from graphics rendering to physics to artificial intelligence and more. Unreal Engine, created by Epic Games, is one of the most ubiquitous. It's the foundation for Epic's entire Gears of War franchise, and the latest version of the engine — UE4 — is powering the tech behind some highly anticipated upcoming games,…
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    Fast Company

  • "The Future Universe": When Audiences Attack

    Daniel Terdiman
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    A new game show pits in-studio contestants against viewers armed with mobile devices as we inch closer to The Running Man.The technology has been converging for years: high-quality, computer-generated visual effects; immersive interactivity in a 3D virtual world; motion-capture in live-action filming; real-time mobile apps; and a global network to tie it all together.Read Full Story
  • Twitch Had 21 Million Viewers During E3

    Neal Ungerleider
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The live streaming platform for gamers scores TV-like viewership numbers for video-game simulcasts.Gaming live-stream platform Twitch reached a high point during the E3 gaming conference two weeks ago: more than 21 million unique viewers and 840,000 peak concurrent viewers. Those staggering numbers are great news for the Amazon-owned service—and indicate which advertisers might be interested in gaming simulcasts with sports broadcast-style live commentary.Read Full Story
  • Only Type Nerds Can Save Us From This Galactic Invasion Of The Fonts

    Sophie Weiner
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Blast those sans-serifs...literally!Design can take it out of you sometimes. Everyone needs to take our their frustration, and now typographers finally have that outlet: an online version of the 1979 game Asteroids in which the titular menaces are replaced by letters.Read Full Story
  • Social Life Management--Can It Save Your Online Reputation?

    David Lumb
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Is your social media profile doing you more harm than good? There might be a solution.Before anyone interacts with you for business or leisure, it's a safe bet that they will look you up online first. It's also clear that one negative article or page popping up in your search results can prevent you from getting hired or romantically involved, and can even work against you in divorce court. To that end, protecting what appears when people look you up is becoming more of a pressing issue—and Social Life Management is an Internet battle station that claims it can legally clean up your online…
  • Uber Managers In France Arrested

    Pavithra Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    The arrests come days after French cabbies in Paris violently protested the ride-sharing service.Two Uber France managers were taken into custody on Monday, according to Agence France-Presse. The arrests come days after French cabbies violently protested the ride-sharing service by blocking off major thoroughfares in Paris and attacking Uber drivers.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Microsoft Will Power AOL Search, Transfer Some Advertising Work As It Sheds Hundreds Of Employees

    Alex Wilhelm,Lucas Matney
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
     Following the news that it will shed around 100 employees to Uber in a mapping technology deal, Microsoft announced this afternoon that it will now power AOL’s search property, and will apportion parts of its advertising work into both AOL, and AppNexus. AOL, which owns TechCrunch, was recently purchased by Verizon, so it seems that Microsoft and our New Corporate Death Star are now… Read More
  • With New Budgeting Tools, AWS Makes It Easier For Developers To Manage Costs

    Frederic Lardinois
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
     Amazon today announced two new tools that make it easier for developers to control their expenses on its AWS cloud computing platform. Read More
  • LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

    Fitz Tepper
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
     While companies like Warby Parker and Toms Shoes have made corporate responsibility more popular over the past few years, the technology industry hasn’t adapted as quickly. Meet LSTN, a headphone company where proceeds from each sale help someone hear for the first time. The company has partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and has already helped over 20,000 people in more… Read More
  • Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

    Josh Constine
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
     Facebook wants to become your favorite Internet TV by tracking what a television never could. Today it announced a News Feed algorithm change that will show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, unmute, or opt to watch in HD, even if you don’t Like, share, or comment. Those same signals will tell Facebook that a video is enjoyable so the News Feed shows it to more… Read More
  • New Startup Construct Tackles One Of Brazil’s Most Inefficient Industries

    Julie Ruvolo
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
     Construct co-founders Drew Beaurline and Patrick Albert are taking on one of the nation’s most corrupt and bureaucratic industries – possibly a job only twenty-something foreigners with no particular background in construction would be naïve enough to attempt. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The rejectionists

    Seth Godin
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us. Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter. Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you're not good enough is exhausting.        
  • Buzzer management

    Seth Godin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    I started the quiz team at my high school. Alas, I didn't do so well at the tryouts, so I ended up as the coach, but we still made it to the finals. It took me thirty years to figure out the secret of getting in ahead of the others who also knew the answer (because the right answer is no good if someone else gets the buzz): You need to press the buzzer before you know the answer. As soon as you realize that you probably will be able to identify the answer by the time you're asked, buzz. Between the time you buzz and the time you're supposed to speak, the answer will come to you. And if it…
  • A corollary to 'Too big to fail'

    Seth Godin
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:19 am
    "Too big to listen." Great organizations listen to our frustrations, our hopes and our dreams. Alas, when a company gets big enough, it starts to listen to the requirements of its shareholders and its best-paid executives instead. Too big to listen is just a nanometer away from "Too big to care."        
  • Pugilists

    Seth Godin
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:44 am
    Fighters and pugilists are different. The fighter fights when she has to, when she's cornered, when someone or something she truly believes in is threatened. It's urgent and it's personal. The pugilist, on the other hand, skirmishes for fun. The pugilist has a hobby, and the hobby is being oppositional. The pugilist can turn any statement, quote or event into an opportunity to have an urgent argument, one that pins you to the ground and makes you question just about anything. Instead of playing chess, the pugilist is playing you. Pugilists make great TV commentators. And they even seem like…
  • Pulling a hat out of a rabbit

    Seth Godin
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:08 am
    It's tempting to do what's been done before, certain in the belief that if you do it, it'll be a little better and a little more popular, merely because you're the one doing it. In fact, though, that's unlikely. You'll care more, but it's unlikely the market will. Consider the alternative, which is choosing to turn the question upside down, to do it backwards, sideways, or in a significantly more generous or risky way. Remarkable often starts with the problem you set out to solve and the way you choose to solve it.        
 
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    WIRED

  • How Long Should Brands Keep Their Rainbow Logos?

    Belinda Lanks
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Once the immediacy of the news wears off, what next? When should companies revert back to their old identities? The post How Long Should Brands Keep Their Rainbow Logos? appeared first on WIRED.
  • True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time

    K.M. McFarland
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Critics want to see True Detective's creator fail, so they can't see it for what it is: an anthology series, and thus one that fluctuates in scope and quality. The post True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time appeared first on WIRED.
  • The First iPhone Was and Wasn’t What You Think

    Brian Barrett
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    There was so much wrong with the first iPhone. It also represents a societal shift. Both of these things are mostly true, but also a little not. The post The First iPhone Was and Wasn’t What You Think appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Week in Trailers: Your Summer Is Now Wetter and Hotter

    Jordan Crucchiola
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    In this week's best trailers we're going back to Cape Firewood's super hot 1976 season! The post The Week in Trailers: Your Summer Is Now Wetter and Hotter appeared first on WIRED.
  • Pokémon Puzzler Heads to Mobile, Microtransactions and All

    Matt Peckham
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    Whether you think Nintendo plus microtransactions equals happy times is another matter. The post Pokémon Puzzler Heads to Mobile, Microtransactions and All appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • The ProBlogger Podcast Is Live and We’re Kicking Off with a Challenge!

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:13 am
    Today I have great pleasure in introducing you to the brand new ProBlogger Podcast and the next incarnation of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Over the last couple of years I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said ‘Darren you really should start a podcast’. I’d always nodded my head but quietly list in my mind a long list of excuses not to including ‘I don’t know how…’ to ‘I’m so busy…’ to ‘what if nobody listens…’ But earlier this year something changed when people suggested I start a…
  • 10 PBEVENT Speakers Tell How They Stay Motivated

    Stacey Roberts
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    All secrets are being revealed on ProBlogger this week! We’ve had the morning routines of superstar bloggers and online entrepreneurs, and also their number one life hack (especially for time management). Today, they share how they keep going when the going gets tough. HEATHER ARMSTRONG: Author, speaker, and blogger at Dooce One, I am the sole provider for my children. Keeping them housed, clothed, fed and happy is the highest priority in my life. Two, I love where I am in my life and cherish the experiences that have brought me here to do what I do. I stay motivated so that I can…
  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve seen so much good content lately on the subject of blogging – I always love a downloadable schedule that someone else has taken the time to create, and sneaking a peek into how others make money is such an eye-opener! I’ve curated a couple of links you might find helpful as we try to kick ass on the internet this week. 6 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work // Hootsuite There’s everything from a template to help you create a social media strategy to guide you in your daily online activities, to audit checklists, content calendars, and image size cheat…
  • 10 PBEVENT Speakers Reveal their #1 Life Hack

    Stacey Roberts
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Following on from the earlier post about what our speakers get up to in the mornings, we also asked them to give us their number-one time management or life hack – how DO they get everything done?! HEATHER ARMSTRONG: Author, speaker, and blogger at Dooce Delegating. I used to have the hardest time asking for help, but now it’s a basic part of survival. One example: I have a babysitter for two hours in the afternoon so that I can get in a full work day, and if I’m running behind on anything in the house she lends a helping hand.   Heather will be presenting the keynote…
  • 10 PBEVENT Speakers Share their Morning Routine

    Stacey Roberts
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    There’s a real buzz in the air now that the ProBlogger Training Event schedule has been released. Everywhere, people are chatting about where they’re going to be when, sessions are being highlighted, and bloggers are stalking the guest list, wondering who they’re going to meet. We have some exceptional speakers this year, presenting on some of the most sought-after and useful topics. We grilled them about some of their habits and practices to let you peek behind the scenes of how they do it all. Keep an eye out for the other posts in the series that detail their secrets to…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Make It Easier to Get Rid of Your Clutter by Giving Up Hope

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A cluttered home gives you less space to work, play, and relax, but getting rid of it is often easier said than done. Sometimes the trick to finally parting ways with your clutter is letting go of the “what ifs.”Read more...
  • Keep Your Easy-to-Lose Earrings from Getting Separated with Buttons

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    You can’t wear your earrings as a pair if you keep losing one of them . With a few standard clothing buttons, however, you can keep all of your earrings together.Read more...
  • Disconnect From a Wi-Fi Network in OS X Without Turning Off Wi-FI

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you’re one of the people who’s having trouble with Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite, you’re probably pretty sick of toggling the Wi-Fi on and off. OS X Daily points out a better option. Read more...
  • The Three Most Effective Interval Workouts

    Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to cardio, high-intensity interval training gives you the biggest bang for your buck: a short sprint-based workout improves your health as much as a longer, low-intensity slog. But should you pick the workout with the 20-second bursts or the one that has you sprinting for three minutes? Here’s how to choose. Read more...
  • Ask the Lifehacker Staff Anything

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Got any burning questions about life, love, productivity, and keyboard shortcuts? The Lifehacker team is here to answer any and all of your questions.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Official Guy Kawasaki Father’s Day Gift List

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also Available Exclusively on Apple Music

    Juli Clover
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content that's unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single "Freedom" exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her 1989 album available on Apple Music, and now Apple has confirmed that Dr. Dre's album The Chronic will also make its streaming music debut on the service. Released in 1992, The Chronic has never before been made available on any streaming music service, including the hip hop star's own Beats Music service. As outlined by Rolling Stone, the site…
  • Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass Outperforms Sapphire Models in Bright Lighting

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each model's reflectiveness. A new report by DisplayMate out today, however, shows just how much lower reflectivity and higher contrast there is on the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass compared to the higher-end Apple Watch models with sapphire. As DisplayMate points out, the two models have identical OLED displays internally, but thanks to the different outer…
  • Survey Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Outsell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    While every new iPhone model released has gone on to outsell its predecessor, dating back to the iPhone 3G outselling the original iPhone, the overwhelming success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created some skepticism about whether Apple will be able to continue that trend in the future. The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been popular among consumers because of their larger screens, a long-awaited hardware feature that was previously limited to Android-based smartphones and other devices. The new iPhones are also slimmer and feature faster A8 processors and…
  • Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    Eight years ago today, the smartphone market changed forever. On June 29, 2007, Apple released the original iPhone with a sleek form factor and revolutionary multi-touch screen and significantly disrupted an industry then dominated by companies such as Nokia, BlackBerry, Sony and Motorola. The original iPhone was exclusive to AT&T in the United States before launching in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Ireland and Austria in November 2007. The 8GB model initially cost $599 on a two-year contract until Apple dropped the price to $399 in September 2007, far more expensive…
  • Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015

    Eric Slivka
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service's launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will be coming to Sonos "ASAP, but not at launch." Earlier today, Sonos confirmed to The Verge that it is working with Apple to bring Apple Music to Sonos systems by the end of the year. Apple joined Sonos in confirming the plans to BuzzFeed.“We’re…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
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    Copyblogger

  • How Steve Scott Makes $30,000 Per Month Publishing Kindle Books

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Most Authorpreneurs earn their living from speaking gigs, consulting businesses, and other indirect sources. Rarely does one make the vast majority of their income directly from the sale of their books. Steve Scott is different. Steve earns a great living selling digital books on Amazon’s Kindle platform … to the tune of $30,000 per month. With more than 58 titles in his catalog, this self-publishing mega-star has rewritten the rules of success for authors who want to earn a living writing books. In this episode of Authorpreneur, host Jim Kukral and Steve Scott discuss: How Steve…
  • What it Takes to Leave the Corporate World (and Not Look Back)

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, which offers breaking news and advice for small business owners. She is a former corporate attorney that left that corporate life and founded her own company in 2003. She is considered an authoritative voice on small business issues and has been noted and quoted in respected publications (such as the Wall Street Journal). Her name has appeared in multiple “top” lists, and she was featured as one of Hubspot’s 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.
  • 7 Common Mistakes Writers Make When Pitching to Editors

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Do you have pet peeves about human interactions? What types of behavior absolutely drive you nuts? You could hate when someone doesn’t say “thank you” when you hold a door open for him or become extremely irritated when someone chews gum too loudly. Editors are humans with pet peeves, as well, so if you’d like an editor to review — and possibly publish — your writing, there are certain actions you should avoid. In this 32-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman discusses: A common grammar mistake Stefanie recently made 7 common mistakes writers make when…
  • Do Millennials (Really) Hate Long Copy?

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Allow Demian Farnworth to tell you a story. A story that you will probably be able to relate to in some sense. It’s about a stout, whiskered man who thinks sound decisions can come only from a cool head. And that copy should always be short. “I would never read this. It’s too long.” That’s a pervasive sentiment that will never die. Demian runs into it all the time, most recently with a young man asking for studies, who was suggesting Millennials would not read long copy. That they all have ADHD. That thought is baloney. Here’s why … In this 10-minute episode of…
  • Launching a New Product? These 5 Tips Will Get You the Testimonials You Need

    Demian Farnworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take a moment to try this thought experiment … At what point in your life did you look at your birth certificate to confirm that you were indeed born on the day that your parents said you were born? For most people, the answer is never. You simply took your parents’ word. Because you trusted them. Your parents hopefully did a lot of things to help build that trust — like feed and clothe you, teach you lessons, play with you, and protect you. People who don’t have that experience, however, feel something entirely different: they question everything. They don’t…
 
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    Macworld

  • Get your Snapchat fix with Facebook's new silly photos

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Pretty soon you’ll start thinking that Snapchat has somehow invaded your Facebook feed. But don’t worry, it’s just that photos posted to Facebook are now getting quirkier. Facebook has updated its iOS photo uploader to make it easier to spruce up your photos right from the app. Now you can overlay text, emojis, and stickers to your photos, as well as choose from different “swipeable” filters that you can preview instantly. TechCrunch notes that the Facebook app has been testing overlaid stickers and filters since February, but now these options also include text and emojis. Facebook…
  • DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is easier to read in bright sunlight

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed the OLED display used in all three watch models, Dr. Raymond Soneira at DisplayMate just published a detailed shootout comparing the display performance of an Apple Watch to an Apple Watch Sport. While both the watches tested (42mm Apple Watch versus 42mm Apple Watch Sport) use the same OLED screen, they appear different in ambient…
  • Sonos and Apple will make beautiful music together by year-end

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    Apple Music won’t be tuning out Sonos after all, with support for the whole-home speakers coming by year-end. Apple confirmed the plans in a statement to BuzzFeed’s John Packowski, saying “we’re working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end of the year.” (Sonos’s PR director, Fiede Schillmoeller, also tweeted the same thing.) Apple’s new service, which streams millions of songs on-demand for $10 per month, launches on Tuesday for iOS and desktop web browsers with a free three-month trial. Support for Android and Apple TV is coming this fall.To read this…
  • iPhones equipped with Force Touch tech are reportedly ready to roll

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Production is said to be underway for the next iPhone models, and it looks like the new version’s big selling point will be Force Touch.Apple is reportedly adding the pressure-sensitive displays already found in the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook to its iPhone line-up, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be the same size and have the same look as their 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch predecessors, so manufacturing is expected to be hiccup-free—though the new displays could throw a wrench in the process.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google harms users by favoring its own services in search results, study finds

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
    Google’s favoring of its own services in search results doesn’t just harm competitors, it also harms consumers, according to research sponsored by a complainant in the EU antitrust trial against the company.The study found that users are 45 percent more likely to click on search results organically generated by Google’s own search engine than on results in which Google favors its own services, as it does now.“This suggests that by leveraging dominance in search to promote its internal content, Google is reducing social welfare—leaving consumers with lower quality results and worse…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Design Principles: Compositional Balance, Symmetry And Asymmetry

    Steven Bradley
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    A balanced composition feels right. It feels stable and aesthetically pleasing. While some of its elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you can’t see the other areas. Balancing a composition1 involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas. Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum. An unbalanced composition can lead to tension. When a…
  • Rapid Front-End Prototyping With WordPress

    Daniel Pataki
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Prototyping is one of the best things that can happen within a project, yet it is extremely underutilized. Prototyping makes a project better suited to users, elevates user experience, increases the quality of your final code, and keeps clients happy. The problem is that developers often see prototyping as a waste of time, since high-quality prototypes take considerable effort to make. I want to show you that by using WordPress, highly interactive prototypes with great visuals are not at all that difficult to make. 1 (Image credit: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash2) (View large version3) First,…
  • Efficient Image Resizing With ImageMagick

    Dave Newton
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Responsive1 images2 have been keeping us on our toes for quite some time, and now that they are getting traction in browsers, they come with a scary problem: the need to efficiently resize all our image assets. The way responsive images work is that an appropriately sized image is sent to each user — small versions for users on small screens, big versions for users on big screens. It’s fantastic for web performance, but we have to face the grim reality that serving different sizes of images to different users means that we first need to create all of those different files, and that…
  • Effective Logo Design, Part 3: How Geometry Influences Logo Design

    Maggie Macnab
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    Galileo knew it. Every ancient culture that left traces of knowledge in their art knew it. Basic shapes compose the fundamental geometry of the universe. We can take credit for a lot of things, but human beings did not invent geometric shapes. We discovered them through the observation of nature1. Understanding basic shapes and their functions have taught us to mark time and space in a variety of ways inspiring mathematics, technology, language and ever-evolving civilization. “The universe cannot be read until we learn the language in which it is written. It is written in mathematics, and…
  • Qualities Of Good Flux Implementations

    Jim Cowart
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:36 am
    It has been an exciting year for my team. Last year we kicked off a project using React31, and over the course of the project we’ve learned a lot about React and Flux2 — Facebook’s recommended architectural principles for React apps. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the key lessons we’ve learned. Whether you’re new to React and Flux, or going as far as building your own Flux implementation, I think you’ll not only enjoy this journey with us, but find some thought-provoking questions and wisdom you can apply in your own endeavors. Helpful…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Active Lifestyle Photography with Erik Valind Get up and moving with Erik Valind in his latest class on active lifestyle photography! Lifestyle photography is all about capturing believable moments and showing that ideal reality in an image. When done right it should make you want to jump into the photograph and join the people in the picture. In this class Erik takes you through the basics of planning for your shoot, doing your research, and selecting your gear, and then moves through a variety of locations and activities to demonstrate how it works in the real world. Working with natural…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Courtney Dailey!

    Brad Moore
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hey, I’m Courtney and I’m a commercial beauty photographer located in Los Angeles. I was pretty excited when Brad asked me to do a guest blog, simply because I respect the Kelby Blog and its audience so much. A bit about me: I’m originally from The Detroit Suburbs. I started my photo business in 2004, in Pontiac, Michigan. After about two years of fighting my way in a small competitive market, I set my eyes on a bigger prize. I had to move to a bigger market! NYC or LA? My sole determining factor of choosing LA, was its zillion sunny days and lack of snow. I know SO many of…
  • Old Car City… potential bucket list

    Pete Collins
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Pete Collins here filling in for Scott… I don’t know about you, but when another photographer says to me… “You have to go there!” I tend to nod politely while internally I am thinking… yeah right, it can’t be that good. So for a couple of years now I have heard about Old Car City outside of Atlanta, and how great it was, but I was secretly like “it can’t be as good as they say.” Well, I am here to admit that Old Car City is definitely worth putting on your bucket list. According to the Internet, which only tells the truth, this place…
  • The Legacy of the Guru Award

    Corey Barker
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    Hi everyone and happy Monday! Corey Barker here filling in for Scott today because he is on vacation and Brad “The Beard” Moore asked us to post a little something. With Photoshop World coming up in a few weeks I wanted to share my thoughts around what used to be one of my most favorite parts of the event and that is the Guru Award competition. (I say used to because I can no longer enter, I actually help judge them now.) Anyway in case you are unaware, the Guru Awards is a contest open to all Photoshop World attendees who can submit images in a number of categories like…
  • Brad Takes On Red Rocks!

    Brad Moore
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Editorial Note: Scott’s taking some time off from the blog, so he’s asked Brad Moore, Corey Barker, and Pete Collins to take over for a few days. Thanks for checking out Brad’s post today, and come back Monday to see what Corey has for you and Tuesday for a post from Pete! Red Rocks Amphitheater… It’s one of the most iconic concert venues in the US, if not the world. It was on my list of places where I wanted to see a show during my lifetime, and thankfully I got to do that and more this past weekend! Here’s a rundown of what happened. A few years ago David…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 7 Tips for Better Skyline Photography

    Richard Schneider
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Reminder: now until July 7th (AUS EST) the Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks eBook is on 50% off at Snapndeals. When we talk about cityscape photography, one of the most basic and trademark shots is the full skyline; the artificial horizon, made of buildings and towers jutting up and down into the sky above. Skylines can be jagged and coarse, or faint and smooth, often depending on the nature of the city itself. Follow these tips for better skyline photography: 1. Find a Good Vantage Point Outside the City To find the city, escape it. One surefire way to capture a city skyline…
  • How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

    Leanne Cole
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be stolen. If you are like me, I do it as a deterrent. There are many ways to watermark your images. In this article I’m going to show you how to add a watermark to your images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC. Lightroom (6) CC Lightroom makes watermarking your images very easy, there are a couple of ways of doing it. Once you have processed your images and are ready to export them, then it is also time to watermark them.
  • Making the Mundane Magnificent: Finding Inspiration in Everyday Objects

    Justin Varuzzo
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Chances are you have a tourist attraction in your town. Each day people crowd around and line up to take photographs of it. If you think of the most photographed tourist spots in the United States, you probably come up with the Statue of Liberty, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, or Grand Canyon. Thousands of pictures a year are taken at these destinations, however despite all of the mundane images some people can still produce incredibly unique and breathtaking photographs of these attractions. If you study the most impressive photos you will find consistent aspects that make the mundane…
  • Do You Really Need the Latest Greatest Gear?

    Bobby Baker
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’re like me, you enjoy reading and learning about the latest photography gear as soon as it comes out. Looking each month at popular photo magazines and online sites, reading the reviews, product articles, and ads, it’s hard not to head to your local camera shop and start spending money! But, really needing that new gear can be a very different issue. Let’s take a look at what you may, or may not, truly need as tools to create your art. Caught up in Marketing, or do you have a true need? Yes, those big number megapixel camera bodies can be very sexy, and every month it…
  • 4 Tips to Learn to Live Through Photography

    Alejandro Ruete
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The magic of an instant What is photography anyway? It is a fraction of a second of eternity that you try to capture, with better or worse technique, with deeper or shallower depth of field. But, in short, that’s all about photography, and it is this magic what makes photography an art. The essence of why many of us like photography, goes beyond what we can capture with our DSLR and show to others. It is the experience of the moment, and how one learns through the years to be aware of the present. It was just a few months ago when I learned what mindfulness was about, and I immediately…
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  • Google Hangouts for iOS gets a redesign, better performance

    Billy Steele
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Frustrated with the Google Hangouts app on iOS from time to time? Us too. Mountain View updated the mobile software today with a refreshed UI and more. First, you'll likely notice the new coat of Material Design paint that tidies things up a bit. Hec...
  • The 1998 'Battlezone' remake is getting remastered

    Jon Fingas
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The trends of remaking and remastering classic games just kicked into overdrive. Rebellion (best known for its Sniper Elite games) has revealed that it's developing not just a virtual reality version of the original Battlezone, but a refresh of the 1...
  • Facebook figures if you listened to a video, you must like it

    Roberto Baldwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Facebook continues to refine what you see in your news feed. Today, the social network that your mom uses announced that it will track more information about your video watching habits to include whether or not you perform any actions like turn up th...
  • Sprint's latest family plan offers two unlimited lines for $100

    Edgar Alvarez
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Sprint is trying to do everything it can to compete with T-Mobile's audacious, budget-friendly plans. As such, the carrier's introducing a new plan called Best Buy One Family, featuring two lines with unlimited data, talk and text for $100 per month ...
  • Comcast's TV sports app delivers baseball stats when they matter

    Jon Fingas
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    If you're a baseball stats hound, you probably don't enjoy tearing your eyes away from the game just to dig up facts about the latest at-bat matchup. You might not have to distract yourself for much longer if you're a Comcast subscriber, though -- th...
 
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    Strobist

  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Meyer Optik to bring back soap-bubble-bokeh Trioplan lens via Kickstarter

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Following a successful Kickstar campaign, German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik is set to reintroduce a lens from 1916 that was famous for its unique 'soap-bubble' bokeh. The company hoped to raise $50,000 to fund production of a new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 lens, but at the time of writing pledges have reached $124,000 with the best part of a month still to go. Read more
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV real-world sample gallery posted

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Announced earlier this month, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the latest in that manufacturer's line of popular enthusiast compacts. It ushers into the lineup a new sensor design, offering a stacked 1" type 20MP CMOS sensor, and carries over from its predecessor a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. See what the camera's capable of in the real world. See gallery
  • Apple's dual-camera technology rumored to be nearing completion

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    According to a report from BusinessWeekly Taiwan, Apple's rumored dual camera technology for an upcoming iPhone is getting closer to becoming a reality. The article states that Apple has been working on the dual-lens technology for three years, but until recently has been hindered by a number of issues, including image blur and supplier inadequacies. Read more
  • Fujifilm X-T1 users to get significant boost in autofocus performance and function

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    UPDATE: Fujifilm's new firmware for the X-T1 is now available. It promises to overhaul autofocusing performance and 'introduces a new AF system' to this X-series flagship body. Firmware 4.00 aims to take significant steps towards solving issues with moving subjects and focusing in low contrast conditions. Read more
  • Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    When the Zeiss 85mm F1.4 Otus rolled into our office in both Canon and Nikon mounts, we knew what had to be done. We proudly present to you the 85mm F1.4 Otus, one of the nicest things we've ever held, mounted on the 5DS R and the Nikon D810 for your peeping pleasure. You can even see how it compares with an old Canon EF 85mm F1.8... Read on
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here’s the results from Friday’s one-question survey about your use of Lightroom on your mobile devices. I’m saw some comments here, and over on my Facebook page and Twitter where some folks didn’t realize that it’s now available on Android tablets and phones, so if you didn’t realize it, it’s time to go download it and give it a whirl. Interesting to note: A margin of only 8% separates the “You bet!” response from “Not interested at all” crowd, which I thought was a bit surprising, until I read some of the comments here about…
  • Got a Quick Sec For a One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – I’m back from vacation (took some time off for a trip with the family before my son heads off for college). Would you mind taking a quick survey about your use (or non-use) of the Mobile version of Lightroom? Aww, thanks…you are awesome (and here’s the link): Lightroom Mobile Survey Hope you all have an awesome Lightroom-infused weekend (I’m doing a fashion shoot today for a KelbyOne online class, and I’ll be tethering into Lightroom and using Lightroom mobile so the Art Director can see my shots live on an iPad during the shoot). Best, -Scott…
  • Quick workflow tip

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like to have as much room for images in my Lightroom panels, and so I will hide my side panels, but sometimes you want to jump from one folder to another in either the Library or Develop module. You can easily do that if you have the Filmstrip open at the bottom. Simple Right-click on the black bar of the Filmstrip to bring up a new menu that has a list of your recent folders amongst other things. Right click brings up more options menu Now the key is to click on the black bar, not the dark gray one just above it. That won’t do anything for you. Remember black bar will go far……
  • Dual Monitor Conundrum

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    So I thought I would share with you a little snag I ran into with Lightroom in the hopes that it can save you some embarrassment in the future. Here is the scenario… I am in Lightroom going through my grid of images and I need to update a couple of images so I right click on the little Exclamation Icon in the upper right. I happen to notice in the drop down menu one of the options is “Lock to Second Monitor.” Well, since I had my Macbook hooked up to my Wacom Cintiq, I thought “sure, let’s see what happens.” Curiosity can be dangerous. :D It did just about…
  • Adobe Releases New Features for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Mobile

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Big news for Lightroom CC users — Adobe just announced the 2015 Release of the Creative Cloud, and in it came some very awesome new features for Lightroom Mobile, and for Lightroom on the desktop.  They introduced a very cool new feature (which Adobe already kind of “sneak peeked”) for Lightroom on the Desktop, and they made a big improvement to one of its existing features. NOTE: these new features are only available in Lightroom CC — they will not be added to Lightroom 6 (as RC and I mentioned to death at the initial launch just a few months ago).  We’ll start with the…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Review: Casetify's $70 Apple Watch Bands Can Be Customized With Any Design

    Juli Clover
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Casetify, a company that makes customizable iPhone, iPad, and MacBook cases, has also begun selling Apple Watch bands, which can be printed with any design. Available for both the 38 and 42mm Apple Watches and in two finishes, bands can be customized with photographs or artwork or ordered from Casetify's pre-designed artist collection. Fit Casetify's Apple Watch bands are made from polycarbonate and are closest in nature to the Apple Watch Sport bands. I've been wearing a 38mm Casetify Apple Watch band for just over a week and while it is comfortable, the material of the band is not as soft,…
  • Disney Launches 'Disney GIF' Keyboard on iOS for Easy GIF Sharing

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    Disney today announced the launch of its own GIF app, called Disney GIF, that will act as a keyboard extension and allow users to share a huge back catalogue of Disney- and Pixar-themed GIFs in Message, email, and various social networks (via TechCrunch). With today's launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, with the company promising more to be added as time goes by. GIFs ready at launch include moments from films like Frozen, The Lion King, and the newly-released Pixar feature Inside Out. The app will also feature content from studios owned under the Disney corporate umbrella, with GIFs from…
  • Reserve Strap to Offer 30 Hours of Extra Apple Watch Battery Life, Launching in November

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Reserve Strap this week released the official design specifications of its battery-charging Apple Watch band accessory, confirming a shipping date for the $249.99 strap to be November 3, 2015. Since its debut in early March, the Reserve Strap has gone through two design iterations, with developers Lane Musgrave and John Arrow attempting to get the look -- and functionality -- just right. The strap's finalized design comes in with a width of 25mm, a thickness of 3-9mm, and a total weight of 65g. The designers have also ditched the rubber and metallic combination design of the Reserve…
  • Troubleshoot Issues on Apple Watch by Backing Up and Restoring

    Lory Gil
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:38 pm
    No matter how much research and testing goes into ensuring the Apple Watch runs smoothly with no problems, there's always a chance that you will have to perform a few IT-style actions in order to fix a minor issue with your device. The best way to troubleshoot a problem on Apple Watch is to backup the data and restore it. We've got a guide for backing up your Apple Watch to your iPhone and then restoring data from a backup. Backups include most data collection, like system settings, language, Mail, Calendar, Stocks, app-specific data, and health and fitness data (if you are using iCloud or an…
  • App Store Search Bug Prevents iPads From Seeing iPhone-Only Apps

    Juli Clover
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    It appears some iPad users are seeing a bug in the iOS App Store that prevents them from being able to locate and download iPhone-only apps. When using an iPad to search for an app that's only available on the iPhone like Instagram or Snapchat, results do not list iPhone-only apps even when the "iPhone Only" filter is turned on. For example, in a search for "Snapchat" on an iPad Air 2 with the "iPhone Only" option selected, the results that are displayed include only universal apps made by third-party companies. The actual Snapchat app does not come up in the results at all, preventing it…
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