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  • How to make your own minions [video]

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    Kate Rinsema
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Know what your cubicle or home office is missing? Minions! An army of minions to cheer on your efforts all made by your own clever little hands with a little guidance from DaveHax. The post How to make your own minions [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 13 of the most ball-droppingly awkward Wimbledon tennis fails

    Sam Haysom
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    LONDON — Let's admit it: whenever there's a lull in a tennis match, we all secretly start hoping that a ball boy will fall over. This doesn't make us bad people; it's a natural human reaction, the same as the one that made you sort of hope someone would trip up when they walked across the stage during graduation; it's the reason You've Been Framed is still a staple of British TV after 25 years. See also: 16 things that are almost guaranteed to happen at Wimbledon 2015 Luckily, Wimbledon's never short of a fail or two. We've rounded up a few fail highlights from recent years to showcase…
  • Facebook To Start Sharing Ad Revenue With Video Partners

    Fast Company
    Neal Ungerleider
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The tech giant is targeting YouTube's clients with a new ad revenue sharing program for video publishers.Facebook has just made another change to its burgeoning video advertising business. Effective today, Facebook is testing out sharing video ad revenue with video partners. The move is similar to YouTube's profit-sharing mechanism, and is aimed at the same brands that work with YouTube.Read Full Story
  • Gozoomo Gets $5M To Make Buying Used Cars In India Easier

    Catherine Shu
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
     When Arnav Kumar started looking for his first car, he was determined to buy a used one to save money. The process of sorting through online listings and trying to figure out which ones were legitimate was so tedious that he gave up after a day. To save other buyers from the same headache, Kumar founded Gozoomo, which just landed a $5 million Series A from returning investors SAIF Partners. Read More
  • Announcing my candidacy

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Today, with just 495 days before the election, I'm announcing my run for President of the United States. I'm well aware that electoral politics have been transformed by the collision of semi-modern marketing techniques with the money necessary to implement them. The TV-Industrial complex demands ever more partisan politics, more tribal division, more vote-suppressing vitriol. As we've turned raising money into a game similar to box office returns (where quantity appears to equal quality), candidates have almost no choice but to sell themselves to the highest bidder of the moment, again and…
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  • How to make your own minions [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Know what your cubicle or home office is missing? Minions! An army of minions to cheer on your efforts all made by your own clever little hands with a little guidance from DaveHax. The post How to make your own minions [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Ultimate guide to European street food [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What better way to taste the delights of Europe than through the food of those ever-so-scenic streets? The post Ultimate guide to European street food [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Heavy metal guitar virtuoso explains why blues is such a sophisticated style [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you've heard of Paul Gilbert, you know he's one of the most prolific and talented rock guitarists of all time. You may also be surprised to learn that he considers the blues a more sophisticated style of music, and whatever genre of music a guitarist prefers, blues will make their playing better. The post Heavy metal guitar virtuoso explains why blues is such a sophisticated style [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The USA has just challenged Japan to a giant robot duel [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    You're going to want to read that headline a few times. When you're done, you'll realize that you read it right. Some good ol' American boys have just challenged their Japanese counterparts to a massive robot duel. If this doesn't happen, there are going to be a lot of very sad people. The post The USA has just challenged Japan to a giant robot duel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Ever wonder how bikes stay upright? [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Unless you remember you high school physics class, you probably don't know exactly what keeps a bicycle upright. This short video explains the science behind the miraculous bicycle. The post Ever wonder how bikes stay upright? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • 13 of the most ball-droppingly awkward Wimbledon tennis fails

    Sam Haysom
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    LONDON — Let's admit it: whenever there's a lull in a tennis match, we all secretly start hoping that a ball boy will fall over. This doesn't make us bad people; it's a natural human reaction, the same as the one that made you sort of hope someone would trip up when they walked across the stage during graduation; it's the reason You've Been Framed is still a staple of British TV after 25 years. See also: 16 things that are almost guaranteed to happen at Wimbledon 2015 Luckily, Wimbledon's never short of a fail or two. We've rounded up a few fail highlights from recent years to showcase…
  • Hungry great white shark terrifies unprepared tourists in cage

    Brian Koerber
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:51 am
    A few tourists exploring all that the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa has to offer were completely unprepared for what shark diving actually entailed The monster great white shark they were diving with wasn't exactly satisfied with the bait provided, so it attacked the cage and even bent some of its bars in an attempt to reach the people inside Fortunately, the cage was able to withstand the shark's bite. North Carolina shark attack victim: 'I didn't see it coming' Relive the magic of Katy Perry's shark dancers with a flipbook Goliath Grouper Gobbles Up a 4-Foot Shark in 1 Bite These little…
  • Researchers in Japan show off super fast laser holograms you can touch

    Adario Strange
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    The dream of being able to touch and interact with holograms was the subject of many science fiction stories, but a lab in Japan has actually accomplished the feat Unlike the fictional holodeck on Star Trek, which used force fields to create a sense of touch, researchers at Japan's Digital Nature Group used a different method: femtosecond lasers. See also: Stephen Hawking appeared via hologram at the Sydney Opera House Image: Digital Nature Group This kind of laser-induced plasma 3D imagery has been demonstrated before to show off aerial plasma 3D graphics, but this is the first time such a…
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    The Associated Press
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
    A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. See also: A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said. He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to…
  • The computers of our wildest dreams — and what it takes to make them a reality

    The Atlantic
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    One of the first electronic, programmable computers in the world is remembered today mostly by its nickname: Colossus. The fact that this moniker evokes one of the seven wonders of the ancient world is fitting both physically and conceptually. Colossus, which filled an entire room and included dinner-plate-sized pulleys that had to be loaded with tape, was built in World War II to help crack Nazi codes. Ten versions of the mammoth computer would decrypt tens of millions of characters of German messages before the war ended. Colossus was a marvel at a time when "computers" still referred to…
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  • Facebook To Start Sharing Ad Revenue With Video Partners

    Neal Ungerleider
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The tech giant is targeting YouTube's clients with a new ad revenue sharing program for video publishers.Facebook has just made another change to its burgeoning video advertising business. Effective today, Facebook is testing out sharing video ad revenue with video partners. The move is similar to YouTube's profit-sharing mechanism, and is aimed at the same brands that work with YouTube.Read Full Story
  • Why The AOL And Microsoft Advertising Deal Matters

    Neal Ungerleider
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    For Microsoft and AOL, a new deal means they're one step closer to getting back to basics. And there's a big loser: Yahoo.AOL just made their first major post-Verizon acquisition business play, and it's a doozy: The increasingly advertising-centric AOL is taking over Microsoft's display ad business on Xbox, Skype, and other products. By making the agreement, AOL just got control over some of the most prominent advertising space in the tech world . . . advertising space that many feel was underutilized by Microsoft for years.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: What To Do If You Are Lost In The Woods

    Rusty Foster
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Various racist failure modes considered."Woman gives birth, fights off bees, starts wildfire in Northern California" is the best story today, and possibly the best story we will see in a long time. It has all of the necessary elements of compelling journalism: a wrong turn, a stalled car, the miracle of birth, bees attacking a placenta, and a dramatic rescue prompted by an intentionally set forest fire, which, as a Dad, is the one wilderness rescue strat I will never let my children or anyone else forget about. "If you're ever lost in the woods," I say, "set a forest fire! Someone will see it…
  • Slurpees On Demand? 7-Eleven To Offer Delivery Via Postmates

    Neal Ungerleider
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    7-Eleven is testing home delivery via an app in San Francisco and Oakland; more markets are planned by the end of 2015.Convenience-store chain and Slurpee purveyor 7-Eleven is the latest company to sign on with Postmates for home delivery. Some of the chain's San Francisco and Oakland locations are now offering delivery through Postmates' app for hot food and snacks.Read Full Story
  • The Force Is Strong With This One: A New Star Wars Exhibit Brings Digital Detail To Analog Artifacts

    John Paul Titlow
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Star Wars and the Power of Costume explores the characters' iconic outfits using a blend of digital tech and analog touch.Since January, the EMP Museum in Seattle has been in the grip of the evil Galactic Empire. Visitors are greeted by 6-feet-8-inches of pure evil in the form of Darth Vader—or rather, the costume that once adorned actor David Prowse in the original Star Wars trilogy. Although the iconic mask and cape are the perfect way to usher you into the touring exhibit Star Wars and the Power of Costume, it's the way in which the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service…
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  • Gozoomo Gets $5M To Make Buying Used Cars In India Easier

    Catherine Shu
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
     When Arnav Kumar started looking for his first car, he was determined to buy a used one to save money. The process of sorting through online listings and trying to figure out which ones were legitimate was so tedious that he gave up after a day. To save other buyers from the same headache, Kumar founded Gozoomo, which just landed a $5 million Series A from returning investors SAIF Partners. Read More
  • Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations

    Ingrid Lunden
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
     A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university. A copy of the memo from Anne Margulies, VP… Read More
  • HomeToGo, The European Metasearch Engine For Holiday Rentals, Raises €6M

    Steve O'Hear
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
     HomeToGo, the European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, has raised €6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is DN capital, and Acton Capital Partners, adding to the €2 million previously raised from various angel investors. Read More
  • Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant

    Steve O'Hear
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
     Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the feint hearted. The U.K. health startup wants to change that via its ‘smart health assistant’ app for smartphones. Read More
  • Xiaomi Sold 34.7M Smartphones In First Half Of 2015, Up 33% Year-On-Year

    Jon Russell
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
     Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today confirmed that it sold just shy of 35 million phones in the first half of this year. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Announcing my candidacy

    Seth Godin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Today, with just 495 days before the election, I'm announcing my run for President of the United States. I'm well aware that electoral politics have been transformed by the collision of semi-modern marketing techniques with the money necessary to implement them. The TV-Industrial complex demands ever more partisan politics, more tribal division, more vote-suppressing vitriol. As we've turned raising money into a game similar to box office returns (where quantity appears to equal quality), candidates have almost no choice but to sell themselves to the highest bidder of the moment, again and…
  • What happens when things go wrong?

    Seth Godin
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    Service resilience is too often overlooked. Most organizations don't even have a name for it, don't measure it, don't plan for it. I totally understand our focus on putting on a perfect show, on delighting people, on shipping an experience that's wonderful. But how do you and your organization respond/react when something doesn't go right? Because that's when everyone is paying attention.        
  • 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."        
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  • UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

    Kim Zetter
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International. The post UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International appeared first on WIRED.
  • Shyp Makes Couriers Employees Before It’s Too Big to Change

    Davey Alba
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Businesses that scale up quickly based on the assumption that its workers will remain contractors risk backing themselves into a corner. The post Shyp Makes Couriers Employees Before It’s Too Big to Change appeared first on WIRED.
  • Facebook’s Vanilla New Logo Is About Business, Not Design

    Margaret Rhodes
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Facebook has a new logo. It is, unfortunately, a bit plain. Turns out, that was the idea. The post Facebook’s Vanilla New Logo Is About Business, Not Design appeared first on WIRED.
  • California Forces Uber and Its Rivals to Bolster Insurance

    Davey Alba
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Knowing who's responsible for coverage and when can be a life-and-death matter. The post California Forces Uber and Its Rivals to Bolster Insurance appeared first on WIRED.
  • Eruption Update: Quake Swarms Hit Iceland, Japan Rumbles

    Erik Klemetti
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    A new earthquake swarm started off the coast of Iceland, the radius around a Japanese volcano has been evacuated, and the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has a plume more than three miles high! The post Eruption Update: Quake Swarms Hit Iceland, Japan Rumbles appeared first on WIRED.
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  • ProBlogger Podcast Challenge: Write an Amazing List Post

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Day two of our 31 day challenge begins with a simple post idea that you can create easily, and is popular with readers – a double bonus for bloggers! The podcast is now live for you to get details of the challenge here (or on iTunes and Stitcher). Note: If you missed it, day one was about crafting the perfect elevator pitch for your blog. In today’s episode we go over the seven reasons list posts are so important, and some of the different kinds of list posts that can be produced (like this one, for example). You can make a list post for just about every niche of blogging there…
  • 31DBBB Day One: What Makes a Great Elevator Pitch?

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Welcome to day one of building a better blog! The ProBlogger podcast is off and running with a new episode every day this month with a theme designed to help boost your blogging skills and todays podcast episode is now live for you to listen to. The original 31 Days to Build a Better Blog helped so many people both when it was released, and across the years since then, and it’s exciting to be able to change it up with updated information, new challenges and a supporting podcast. Day one is all about encapsulating the purpose and spirit of your blog. What is it about? Who is it for?
  • 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…
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  • The Polygonal Desktop

    Alan Henry
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Reader Pushkar submitted this good-looking desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and we love the look of it. Useful as a second screen or when it’s time to work, here’s how he set it up.Read more...
  • Mash Avocados with a Knife for Super Chunky Guacamole

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you love super chunky guacamole, try using a knife to “chop” everything together, the way this video from Ina Garten demonstrates. You’ll get the texture you’re looking for, and it speeds up the process.Read more...
  • Keep Your Extension Cords from Unplugging with a Carabiner

    Patrick Allan
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    When you’re running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.Read more...
  • Always Be Able to Read Your Kid Bedtime Stories with This DIY Recorder

    Patrick Allan
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    When you’re a kid, there’s nothing like a good bedtime story from someone you love. This custom recorder can attach to any children’s book and let your little one listen to you read it to them whenever they like.Read more...
  • I'm Mike Senese, Executive Editor of Make, and This Is How I Work

    Andy Orin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    For ten years Make: Magazine has been sharing stories of people making incredible projects, from flying robots to whittled spoons to bee keeping, and has been a central pillar of the maker movement. Helping to ferry that enthusiasm along is Mike Senese.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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  • Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer' Title at Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design" nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri. Apple announced in a company-wide email last month that Ive would be promoted to Chief Design Officer on July 1 and turn over his day-to-day management of the company's design…
  • iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music

    Husain Sumra
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in…
  • Trent Reznor Shares his Thoughts on Apple Music: 'The Experience is What Matters'

    Juli Clover
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Following Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site Pitchfork about his thoughts on the service and his role in its development. Reznor joined Apple in 2014, following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where Reznor served as Chief Creative Officer. Ahead of the Apple Music launch, rumors suggested Reznor was leading development of the service alongside Jimmy Iovine, playing a major role in the redesign of the new Music app. Image of Trent Reznor via Pitchfork According to Reznor, his role in the creation of Apple Music shifted over…
  • Apple Maps Vehicles Surveying 13 More U.S. States Later This Month

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in the United States will begin surveying 13 more U.S. states between July 15 and July 31, including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming. Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted in 15 states to date and will have reached 28 states in total after this next wave. Apple Maps vehicle driving in Monroe Township, New Jersey in May 2015 Apple confirmed last month that it is driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple…
  • Full Lineup of Colors for Upcoming iPod Refresh Includes New Blue, Gold, and Pink Options

    Juli Clover
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    As we reported this morning, astute iPod owners with iTunes 12.2 have discovered an image that depicts the iPod touch, nano, and shuffle in new colors, suggesting an update could be in the works. A bit more digging around in iTunes 12.2 has unearthed additional iPod images, giving us a look at each of the new color options we might see should Apple be planning to release new models. The images depict six different color options for the iPod nano, shuffle, and touch, showing each model in silver, space gray, red, bright pink, deep blue, and light gold. The latter three colors, pink, blue, and…
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  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • 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…
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  • Eric Enge on the Art of LinkedIn Marketing

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The co-author of The Art of SEO (and one of the leading SEO and content marketing experts in the world) drops by The Missing Link today to share his LinkedIn insights. Over the years, Sean Jackson has become a huge fan of Eric Enge and the team at Stone Temple Consulting. They are smart, easy going, and always willing to help others. But what has really set Eric and his team apart is the amount of experimenting and research they do … sorting fact from fiction in the field of SEO and content marketing. Sean was fortunate to get the chance to interview Eric at Pubcon Austin and discuss…
  • Why the Phrase ‘Leaders Are Readers’ Should Die

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The prevailing business and management wisdom over the years has been that “leaders are readers.” Is this still true today? With the emergence of technology like podcasts and an over-abundance of opportunities to learn, it seems like the landscape may be changing … In fact, was the idea “leaders are readers” ever really true? And so, in this new edition of “Hero v. Villain” on The Lede Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth debate the issue with the hot vehemence that only white Midwesterners can truly muster. Plus, there’s a little bonus for you, too.
  • Deviance, Obsession, and Sharing Your Gifts with the World: A Conversation with Bill O’Hanlon

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Therapist, writer, coach, businessman, iconoclast: Bill O’Hanlon has a complicated résumé. Bill is someone who approaches life and business with a lot of curiosity and humor. Sonia Simone and Bill got together to talk about his passionate approach to business, therapy, and life. In this 22-minute episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone and Bill O’Hanlon talk about: Bill’s “Four Energies” to help him focus on his many projects How your basic weirdness can be a tool for freedom The insight that allowed Bill to get over his discomfort…
  • A Mild Warning for All Headline Writers

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    These days, you want to write a headline that will blow up on the social web. A headline that will get people to pound the “Share” button … a headline to clog our Twitter feeds with thousands of retweets. But there’s a problem … We on the web can watch our website traffic rise like a rocket out of Cape Canaveral … and then stroke our goatees and fan our long hair as we linger in the afterglow of the rapidly fleeting adulation of people who are mostly impossible prospects for what we have to offer. To make matters worse, the people we really want to reach may…
  • Catch More Writing Mistakes With This Underutilized Proofreading Trick

    Stefanie Flaxman
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Proofreading is simple. That may seem like a sacrilegious statement coming from someone who spent years justifying that proofreading is a specialized skill to condescending critics. But I want to show you a simple proofreading trick, so you are able to review your writing like a professional proofreader — even if you only have time to proofread your writing once. This underutilized technique will help you spot and correct errors in your digital content that you’ve previously glossed over. The difference between proofreading and just reading A common misconception is that proofreading…
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  • HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    When premium cable network HBO officially unveiled its standalone over-the-top service HBO Now in March, it appeared as if the pay-TV industry’s worst nightmare had just come true. Many pundits immediately saw in it an almost unprecedented destructive potential vis-à-vis the pay-TV bundle. But has it lived up to those lofty expectations in the almost three months that it has been in operation?If a study by BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield is anything to go by, the subscription video-on-demand offering is off to a solid start. He estimates the service has amassed more than 850,000…
  • The first 24 hours of Beats 1, according to Twitter

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    One of Apple Music’s key features is Beats 1, its always-on radio-like broadcast. Leading up to its launch, Apple promised that Beats 1 and its worldwide station would deliver a shared experience for all music fans—and what better place is there than Twitter to talk about shared experiences? The Twitter community did not disappoint, as users live-tweeted their impressions of Beats 1 around the clock on launch day.Signing on with Zane Lowe Los Angeles-based DJ Zane Lowe kicked off the broadcast at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday—he’ll be leading the Beats 1 effort with Julie Adenuga from…
  • Beats 1 vs. iTunes Radio: The good, the bad, and the noisy

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    When Apple was tinkering with adding a new radio component to its just-launched music streaming service, the company opted to go for more of a BBC Radio 1 vibe than Pandora.So naturally, Apple recruited Zane Lowe, the most popular DJ on BBC Radio 1, to be the voice of Beats 1, its 24-hour radio station curated by real people with interviews, exclusives, and even a request line. That’s right: Beats 1, a terrestrial-style radio station on the Internet, is the most significant change to Apple’s radio offerings. Sure, it’s just one radio station, but it has the hype and early ambition to…
  • Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Connect is the part of Apple Music where you’ll supposedly enjoy a close, personal relationship with the artists and bands you care about. But just artists, not your friends—unlike Spotify and Rdio, you can’t build a list of your friends, see what they’re listening to and enjoying, subscribe to each other’s handmade playlists, or collaborate on a shared playlist, say, for an upcoming road trip or party. Instead, it’s like a trumped-up Twitter or a stripped-down Tumblr. Artists can post photos, songs (the idea is that they’ll share rough cuts and demos you won’t find anywhere…
  • Family Sharing and Apple Music: It's all about the price

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Now that Apple Music is out, you can give it a try for three month before you have to start paying for it. If you have a family, you can save some money on membership fees by signing up for a Family Membership. It’s $15 per month for up to six family members. A single user membership costs $10 per month, so you can save a lot of dough.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for July 2015.
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Take Great Photographs at the Fairground

    Richard Beech
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Packed with people, bright lights and fast-moving rides, fairgrounds can provide photographers with loads of opportunities to take some colourful and creative images. So, why not grab your camera, head to your nearest fair and try out some of the following ideas for yourself. When to visit Fairgrounds can be fun to take pictures of, whether you go in the daytime, or at night. However, with their bright lights, they really come alive once the sun has gone down. My preferred time to arrive is around one hour before sunset, as this allows you to take a look around before it gets dark, and gives…
  • 7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers

    Prathap DK
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a beginner photographer, I was swaying around too much at times not knowing what was good and what was not. It took me several years, and countless hours, to really understand the right path and to focus my energy on the right techniques. If this sounds familiar to you, then here are seven incredible tips that will help relieve you of the dilemma a beginner faces in photography. Note: These tips are in no way comprehensive but are definitely a good starting point 1. Buy an Affordable Camera One of the biggest mistakes you could do is to invest all your savings to buy expensive gear. It…
  • dPS Mid Year Sale – 7 Hot Deals In 7 Days

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    For some of us it’s summer time,  for most of us it’s the middle of the year, for all of us it’s time for a huge dPS sale! If you’ve been a Digital Photography School reader for a while, you probably already know about our huge end of year sale (prepareations are already under way for this year’s). But last year we ran a mid year sale too – and it was so popular with readers – it’s back! See the sale page here for each deal as it goes live. For the next 7 days we’ll share with you a special offer on some of our own products as well as…
  • 5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd

    Nicole Branan
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Food photography may be more popular now than ever before. The blogosphere is exploding with pictures of food, and social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram are flooding you with never-ending streams of food photos 24/7. Creating food images that stand out in this massive sea of content is a difficult task. Here are five tips to help you get your food photos noticed. #1 Don’t be afraid of shadows Shadows make a scene look realistic, give your food texture, and create mood, so don’t hesitate to make them part of your food photo. To create nice, dark shadows let your light fall onto…
  • Writer’s Favorite Lens: Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the primary reasons I built my mirrorless kit with Olympus gear, was their wide array of high quality lenses. From fast primes to convenient zooms, they have all of the important focal lengths covered. It wasn’t until I picked up the Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 however that I really experienced the true potential of this micro four thirds system. Since purchasing the lens a few months ago, it has rarely left my camera body. Not only are the optics incredible, but it features many surprising benefits. Here are some of the main reasons it has become my favorite lens. Image Quality…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Sprint turns to a British retailer to reverse its US fortunes

    Matt Brian
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:25 am
    It's been almost a year since UK retailers Dixons and Carphone Warehouse tied the knot. Life as a combined entity, known as Dixons Carphone, is off to a good start: profits are up and the company made efforts to expand its presence, including the lau...
  • Google's chatbot learned it all from movies

    Mariella Moon
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am
    Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a...
  • ​Fukushima nuclear reactor will get mapped with subatomic particles

    Mat Smith
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab have discovered how to look through and map just about anything with a new process: the science-fictionally sounding muon tomography. Even in places like the highly radioactive Fukushima reactor, the method doe...
  • This website only lets one person in at a time

    Timothy J. Seppala
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:13 pm
    As I write this, I'm waiting in line. Not at the grocery store or camping out for a superfluous wearable, but to get into a website. That only one person can visit at a time. For a total 60 seconds. It's madness. There are 3,662 people ahead of me an...
  • 'Forza Motorsport 6' will let you drive every Formula E racecar

    Richard Lawler
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The first all-electric Formula E season may have just ended in real life, but the racers will keep going when Forza Motorsport 6 arrives. Microsoft announced today that after including a single car from the series as a DLC option for Forza 5, the seq...
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  • 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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  • Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nikon has introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR, designed to provide an enthusiast photographer with a wide range of options. Covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon's APS-C bodies, it offers Nano Crystal Coating for the first time in a DX lens. Read more
  • Nikon unveils AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4 and 600mm F4 full-frame lenses

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Nikon has announced a pair of super telephoto FX prime lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR. Both are significantly lighter than the versions that preceded them and each use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposure control during burst shooting. Read more
  • Toshiba TransferJet 16GB SDHC card launches July 31 in Japan

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Following some trade show demos, Toshiba is officially introducing a new 16GB SDHC card with TransferJet technology. The card, which looks to be available in Japan only first, is able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a TransferJet-compatible device. Read more
  • Just posted: Fujifilm X-T10 real-world samples

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    We had been shooting around with a pre-production version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for some time and recently got in a final version of the camera. Like the flagship X-T1, it uses Fujifilm's 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor, which is known for producing pleasing colors. As such, we included a variety of out-of-camera JPEGs as well as Raw conversions. See the gallery
  • Fujifilm X-T10 shooting experience is now live

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    Though it has much in common with the X-T1 in terms of image quality, starting with its 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor and EXR Processor II, the X-T10 presents a very different shooting experience. We've updated our Fujifilm X-T10 first impressions with some thoughts on using the camera in the field. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Revisit the past (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So my wife was wanting me to print out some of our family pictures to hang on the wall, and so when she had made her selection of images that she wanted, I had a few of them that were just small files for display on the web, and when I went looking for the large jpeg, I could only find the RAW image. So, I had to re-edit them using the latest version of Lightroom. The difference in the two images is pretty cool when you look at the detail in the clouds and the more precise way I could brighten the faces etc… And so my tip for today is to go back to some of your favorite images or even…
  • Using the new Dehaze slider on Fireworks (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    This tip comes courtesy of one of our readers (thanks Randy F.) who pointed out in a comment here last Friday that the new Dehaze slider just added to Lightroom CC works pretty darn well for removing haze from Fireworks, and with July 4th coming up, I thought it was a perfect tip for today. I have noticed that the slider is much more effective (no pun intended) on images still in RAW format, versus those in JPEG (I did a comparison on the same file in RAW vs an exported JPEG and it’s a pretty wide difference). So, keep this up your sleeve for the Independence Day post-processing. Hope…
  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey (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? (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 (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……
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • How to Disable Automatic Subscription Following Apple Music Trial

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Apple Music made its worldwide debut in over 100 countries on June 30, with a free three-month trial available for customers to try the streaming music service. Apple requires having a valid payment method associated with your iTunes account to enable the trial, such as a credit card, and both Individual Plan and Family Plan subscriptions are set to automatically renew after the trial. For those that only want to try the Apple Music trial, learn how to turn off automatic renewal below. How to Disable Automatic Renewal Tap on the Account icon in the top-left corner of any tab in Apple Music.
  • Olloclip Debuts New 'Studio' Mobile Photography System to Accompany Lenses

    Juli Clover
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Olloclip is today introducing a new line of "Studio System" accessories designed to work with its existing Olloclip lenses, further enhancing the iPhone's photographic capabilities. The system, available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, includes a Studio Case, a Finger Grip, a Kickstand, tripod mounts, and Cold-Shoe Adapters for attaching accessories like microphones and flashes to the iPhone. A rugged protective case is the key piece of the Studio System, because it includes a built-in mounting solution that can accommodate the other Studio parts. Once the Studio Case is attached to the iPhone,…
  • Replace the 'Apple Connect' Tab with a 'Playlists' Tab in Apple Music

    Arnold Kim
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Earlier today, Apple launched their much anticipated Apple Music streaming service. The iPhone app includes dedicated tabs called "For You", "New", "Radio", "Connect", and "My Music". The first two tabs offer areas for music discovery, while "Radio" provides themed stations as well as Apple's own Beats 1 Radio. Meanwhile, the last tab, "My Music" provides you with access to the rest of your existing music catalog as well as any new songs you might add from Apple Music. The "Connect" tab, however, is a new service from Apple which is described as a place where "musicians give their fans a…
  • Beats 1 Radio Accepting Song Requests from Listeners

    Juli Clover
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:44 pm
    One of the upcoming segments on Beats 1 radio is called "Requests," and it appears this broadcast will feature songs that have been requested from Beats 1 listeners around the world. According to a tweet from the Beats 1 Twitter account, users can request a song by calling in to the station. The Apple Music Tumblr site has a page that's dedicated to requests, listing phone numbers around the world for listeners to call to request a song. In the United States, the number for making a request is 1-310-299-8756, or 1-877-720-6293 for toll free. Hi - In a few hours we turn the show over to…
  • Getting Started With Apple Music and Beats 1 on iOS, Mac and PC

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Today marks the official worldwide launch of Apple Music, a subscription-based streaming music service and Spotify rival for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and, later this year, Apple TV and Android. Apple Music, arguably the company's biggest music initiative since opening the iTunes Store in 2003, requires updating to iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or downloading iTunes 12.2 for Mac and PC. Apple Music Apple Music is an all-in-one streaming music service, live global radio station and social platform for artists to connect with fans. The service costs $9.99 per month, the…
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