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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • How to make a classic Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you want to impress your friends––and we mean really impress them––try making this fancy cocktail. With a whopping two ounces of heavy cream, it's not for the calorie-counters, but anyone else is going to be floored when you make them the (in)famous Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
  • Whitney Houston's Legacy Gets a Tune-Up With New Album

    Mashable
    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Whitney Houston's incomparable voice will make a comeback in a new album of live performances from throughout her illustrious career. Music mogul Clive Davis announced the live album Tuesday, describing the "I Will Always Love You" singer, who died in February 2012, as "the greatest vocalist in the world." See also: Sam Smith Turns Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' Into Tender Ballad "It was a marvel that she was as powerful and incredible that she was, but bittersweet that she died too young," Davis said on Today during an interview with host Hoda Kotb. Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest…
  • Arizona State University Listens To The Most Spotify Music

    Fast Company
    Tyler Hayes
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Spotify shares data about schools utilizing its streaming music service.Last semester, music streaming platform Spotify launched a special $4.99 student rate for its premium service. As a result, the company is able to gather some fascinating data about university students' listening habits. Today the company released a list and map, ranking university streaming volumes and outlining preferred genres at different institutions.Read Full Story
  • The FCC Received 3.7 Million Net Neutrality Comments

    TechCrunch
    Alex Wilhelm
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
     And lo, the final tally: As of Monday night, the FCC had received a total of “approximately” 3.7 million comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning net neutrality and the open Internet. That’s quite a haul. Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • How to make a classic Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you want to impress your friends––and we mean really impress them––try making this fancy cocktail. With a whopping two ounces of heavy cream, it's not for the calorie-counters, but anyone else is going to be floored when you make them the (in)famous Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
  • 7 baking hacks that will make your kitchen time easier [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Petrified brown sugar? Boring cupcakes? No rolling pin? Try these baking hacks to make cookie and cupcake baking easier.
  • Man takes a picture of himself every day for 8 years [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This man took a picture of himself every single day for eight years, which is longer than most of us commit to, well, anything. Then he put them in this hyper-fast video, in which you can watch him age eight years in three minutes. Wild.
  • Hackers convert old camper into awesome spaceship simulator [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Who says a camper needs to have anything to do with the outdoors? It took this group of hackers two-and-a-half months to build this incredible spaceship simulator inside a stripped down camper, and they've been hitting fairs and conferences around the U.K. letting others give it a spin.
  • Rescued California dog has hilarious reaction to his first snow [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This lucky dog was rescued from California and moved to Calgary, Alberta. Watch as he reacts to his first snowfall. For the record, this video was taken September 8, 2014. Canada, so crazy right now. Almost as crazy as this dog.
 
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    Mashable

  • Whitney Houston's Legacy Gets a Tune-Up With New Album

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Whitney Houston's incomparable voice will make a comeback in a new album of live performances from throughout her illustrious career. Music mogul Clive Davis announced the live album Tuesday, describing the "I Will Always Love You" singer, who died in February 2012, as "the greatest vocalist in the world." See also: Sam Smith Turns Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know' Into Tender Ballad "It was a marvel that she was as powerful and incredible that she was, but bittersweet that she died too young," Davis said on Today during an interview with host Hoda Kotb. Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest…
  • The Story Behind Those Nude-Looking Women's Cycling Uniforms

    Sam Laird
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The pubis-flaunting, almost pornographic-looking uniforms worn by a women's cycling team from Colombia in a race last weekend have now become a topic of widespread and incredulous Internet mockery — and they were reportedly designed by a member of the team itself. It appears the uniforms, which were rebuked online by the head of the international governing body for competitive cycling, were already in use for months prior to their moment of viral ignominy. See also: Photoshop Puts Near-Record High-Jump in Stunning Perspective Several online reports identified the group wearing the…
  • Nasim Pedrad Reveals Her Uncanny Aziz Ansari Impression

    Andrea Romano
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Nasim Pedrad may be known for her spot-on impression of Kim Kardashian, but she also has another well-known A-Lister in her repertoire Pedrad stopped by Conan to chat about her role on FOX's upcoming comedy show Mulaney. During the interview, Conan revealed a previously unaired Saturday Night Live sketch where Pedrad played comedian Aziz Ansari. See also: Aziz Ansari's Parents Took a Cute Picture With Bey and Jay Despite Pedrad really wanting to play Ansari, she admitted the look was "a real boner eraser." Beyond the fake beard, Pedrad's zipper-loving, jacket-obsessed Aziz is simply mind…
  • Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Hot Dogs Takes On Kobayashi

    Laura Vitto
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    By now, you've witnessed the magic that is a tiny hamster eating tiny burritos. Now, prepare your hearts for its much anticipated sequel: Tiny Hamster versus Kobayashi Yes, that's the Takeru Kobayashi, known for his world record-breaking eating abilities. You're Knot Ready for Ylvis' New Song, 'The Trucker's Hitch' Dancing Traffic Light Helps Pedestrians Moonwalk Safely Kristen Wiig and Ellen DeGeneres Have No Idea How 'Let It Go' Goes Butterfly That Just Wanted a Kiss Lands on Flutist's Nose Mid-Performance Read more... More about Youtube, Viral Videos, Cute Animals, Watercooler, and Videos
  • You're Knot Ready for Ylvis' New Song, 'The Trucker's Hitch'

    Neha Prakash
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    What does the knot say? Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis has released another snappy tune, entitled "The Trucker's Hitch." It comes almost exactly one year after they met immense viral fame for "What Does the Fox Say?" The song is about different different types of knots, namely the struggle with mastering the "trucker's hitch" knot. Yes, really — welcome to the Internet We imagine the song will be number two on the all-time Billboard charts (right after Rebecca Black's "Friday") any day now [wp_scm_comment Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Hot Dogs Takes On Kobayashi Dancing Traffic Light Helps…
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    Fast Company

  • Arizona State University Listens To The Most Spotify Music

    Tyler Hayes
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Spotify shares data about schools utilizing its streaming music service.Last semester, music streaming platform Spotify launched a special $4.99 student rate for its premium service. As a result, the company is able to gather some fascinating data about university students' listening habits. Today the company released a list and map, ranking university streaming volumes and outlining preferred genres at different institutions.Read Full Story
  • NASA Gives $6.8 Billion Space Taxi Contracts To Boeing And SpaceX

    Alice Truong
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The move will end U.S. reliance on Russia to transport astronauts to the ISS.NASA announced Tuesday that it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. In total, these contracts are worth $6.8 billion: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX.Read Full Story
  • Design Debate: Is A Digital Camera Without A Screen A Good Idea?

    Mark Wilson
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Leica's newest camera has no screen. So is it brilliant or absurd?Whether you're a fan of photography or just MTV's Catfish, you've heard of Leica's M line of cameras. These 35mm rangefinders have been in production for 60 years, survived through the industry's transition from film to digital thanks to a design many would call iconic. The camera makes you feel like a better photographer. But will it actually make the photos better? Read Full Story
  • Lyft Expands Its Carpool To Los Angeles

    Alice Truong
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The ridesharing startup is looking to tackle L.A.'s notoriously awful traffic.Los Angeles has a nasty reputation as the most traffic-congested city in North America. Getting from one side of town to another in rush hour is basically a prison sentence in your car.Read Full Story
  • Tim Cook: Apple Does Not Read Your Emails Or iMessages

    Alice Truong
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    In interview, the Apple CEO emphasized that company makes money off hardware, not personal data.Tim Cook has a message for Apple users concerned about their privacy: "You're not our product."Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • The FCC Received 3.7 Million Net Neutrality Comments

    Alex Wilhelm
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
     And lo, the final tally: As of Monday night, the FCC had received a total of “approximately” 3.7 million comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning net neutrality and the open Internet. That’s quite a haul. Read More
  • Codenamed “Moments”, Facebook Has Built An App For Super-Private Sharing

    Josh Constine
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
     Facebook has failed repeatedly to get us to use complicated lists and privacy settings to share intimate moments with just our closest friends and family. It’s clumsy and confusing doing that with the same composer for blasting News Feed updates to everyone. But now Facebook is polishing off a new app codenamed “Moments” designed to make this micro-sharing much simpler,… Read More
  • NASA Partners With Boeing And SpaceX To Send Astronauts Up In Space Taxis

    Sarah Buhr
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
     NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. This deal will end NASA’s reliance on expensive Russian crew transport by 2017. The cost was a whopping $71 million per seat. However, the rising tensions in Ukraine may have also been a factor in the push for U.S. contracts. Read More
  • Zero To One: How Blake Masters Went From Being Peter Thiel’s Student To Co-Author

    Billy Gallagher
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
     In the spring of 2012, Peter Thiel taught a class called CS 183: Startup, at Stanford. One of the students in Thiel’s class, Blake Masters, posted detailed notes on his personal blog that became an instant hit in the tech community. Now, Masters and Thiel have transformed those class notes into a book: “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.” Read More
  • Our Four Favorite Startups From The StartX Summer 2014 Demo Day

    Kyle Russell
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
     StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held the first demo day at its new Palo Alto-based office space. In an hour, twelve startups pitched their wares to investors and the press, showing products and services that range from a whiledating service for Chinese ex-pats to zoom lenses for next-gen smartphones. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • People who like this stuff...

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

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

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

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

    Seth Godin
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    You've probably been to one. The organization is about to embark on something new--a new course, a new building, a new fundraising campaign. The organizer calls together the team, and excitement is in the air. Choose which sort of meeting you'd like to have: The amateur's launch meeting is fun, brimming with possibility and excitement. Everything is possible. Goals are meant to be exceeded. Not only will the difficult parts go well, but this team, this extraordinary team, will be able to create something magical. Possibility is in the air, and it would be foolish to do anything but fuel it.
 
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    WIRED

  • PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing

    Marcus Wohlsen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    People complain about negative advertising, but it never goes away. That's because it works. The post PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing appeared first on WIRED.
  • It’s Ask a Curator Day!

    Gwen Pearson
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Ask museum curators all over the world anything you want. The post It’s Ask a Curator Day! appeared first on WIRED.
  • Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane

    Alex Davies
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The idea is both horrifying and brilliant. The post Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane appeared first on WIRED.
  • Relationships 2.0: The New Role of the Web in Offline Relationships

    Bhavin Shah, Refresh
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Today, almost three-quarters of U.S. adults on the internet use social media. Take a moment to let that sink in. In just over a decade, social networks have sprung from nonexistence to the point where 74 percent of American adults with an internet connection have a social media profile. If three-quarters seems low to you, remember […] The post Relationships 2.0: The New Role of the Web in Offline Relationships appeared first on WIRED.
  • Big Data-Driven Innovation: Disruption vs. Optimization

    Jason Bloomberg, Intellyx
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    The recipe for successful innovation: begin with a good measure of disruption. Add a heaping helping of talent, and don’t forget to mix in plenty of creativity. Finally, a pinch of intuition. Stir and bake. Recipe for innovation? Perhaps. But successful innovation? That’s another story. After all, whether an innovation will actually succeed — that […] The post Big Data-Driven Innovation: Disruption vs. Optimization appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • iCloud's Two-Factor Authenticaion Now Protects Backups

    Whitson Gordon
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Ars Technica is reporting that Apple's two-factor authentication, which previously had some holes, now protects iCloud backups. You can read more here (and see our original post on the subject below).Read more...
  • Get Free Coffee from McDonald’s Every Morning Through September 29th

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Drop the coffee grounds and walk past the Starbucks. You can get a free small coffee every morning from McDonalds's through the 29th of September, without having to buy anything. I'm lovin' it.Read more...
  • Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the world can always guarantee clean, safe tap water. This handy guide shows you where drinking from the tap is okay, and where you're better off doing further research on the subject.Read more...
  • Deadspin Will The Elite NFL Media Still Be Stooges After The Ray Rice Scandal?

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Deadspin Will The Elite NFL Media Still Be Stooges After The Ray Rice Scandal? | Gawker NYPD Harassment Stories: Feeling Helpless When an Officer Hits on You | Gizmodo I Worked in a Car That's Longer Than My Studio and Pricier Than a House | Kotaku Bonkers Dragon Ball Z Theory Says Goku Ruined Everything | KinjaPopular Posts Read more...
  • Misunderstood Money Math: Why Interest Matters More Than You Think

    Eric Ravenscraft
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Interest is quite possibly the most complex bit of math that the average person has to use everyday. Like the Force, it can be used for good, for evil, and it binds the galaxy together.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone. The document includes information on moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users instructions on how to add email accounts to the Mail app. It suggests using a third-party app (Copy My Data [Direct Link]) to transfer data like contacts, calendars, and photos. Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes…
  • Official iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases Arriving Ahead of Friday's iPhone Launch

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    While shipping vendors have been instructed to hold deliveries of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus until Friday's official launch date, there is no such restriction on the official Apple cases designed for the new devices. As a result, several MacRumors readers and others who placed orders for cases when iPhone pre-orders went live last Friday have already begun receiving their case orders. iLounge has shared some good photos of the brown leather iPhone 6 Plus case. The cases are very similar to the leather iPhone 5s cases with a microfiber interior to protect the iPhone itself, although the iPhone 6…
  • iCloud.com Now Utilizing Two-Factor Authentication

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Apple's two-factor authentication system is now enabled for iCloud.com, with the site asking for a verification code before allowing users with two-factor authentication enabled to access various iCloud.com apps. Access to iCloud.com apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote is restricted until the verification code is entered on the website, but Find My iPhone remains accessible. Users also receive an email when their Apple ID is used to sign into iCloud via the web browser, a feature that was implemented following the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shown Off in Early Hands-On Videos

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus won't be available to consumers until Friday, September 19, but some devices have been trickling out early ahead of the phone's launch. Korean site UNDERkg has managed to get both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus, sharing hands-on videos and photos. The first video focuses on the 4.7-inch gold iPhone 6, walking through all of the features including the display, the Touch ID home button, the protruding lens, and the power button, which has been relocated to the right side of the device for easier one-handed access. In the video, the iPhone 6 is also compared…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Might Be Limited to 1 GB of RAM

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Part leaks have previously suggested that the iPhone 6 has just 1 GB of RAM, much like its predecessor the iPhone 5s, but the memory status of the iPhone 6 Plus has thus far remained a mystery, leading many to hope that the larger device has been upgraded to 2 GB of RAM. New information suggests that the iPhone 6 Plus may not be getting a memory upgrade, and will continue to offer 1GB of RAM like the iPhone 6. A screenshot allegedly from an iPhone 6 Plus depicting what appears to be iPhone monitoring app System Status has surfaced on a Korean message board (via Phone Arena), showing the…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

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

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    It all started making sense a little bit at a time, and then a lot at a time, and then I really saw it all, in a kind of continuum. By spending a lot of time analyzing what people have said to me at various events, in my inbox, in between their “official” statements and professional posturing, I’m starting to understand what’s needed by the Owners I so humbly intend to serve. There’s a war, such as it were, and the enemy has been named. But before we talk of war, we have to start where it always starts: at home. Build Your Home Life has changed over the last few…
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    Copyblogger

  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

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

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

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

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

    Pamela Wilson
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    What if you discovered that your own words and thoughts were wreaking havoc on your chances for success? They might be. What you say about what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference in your own mind. And it makes a big difference in how people view your work. At some point, you have to decide if you want to be at the top of your field. Does that sound like too audacious of a goal? I’d like to propose that you consider it. That you eliminate “I’ll try” from your vocabulary. That you make it your aim to be the best, to surpass the competition, and to go for the…
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    Macworld

  • Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    If you’re upgrading to iOS 8 on Wednesday, you must resist the urge to upgrade to iCloud Drive if you want to continue to sync your phone to your Mac. Why? Well, iCloud Drive only works with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. And you all know which OS we’re still waiting on. Until Yosemite drops, upgrading to iCloud Drive will keep you from syncing devices running iOS 8 and devices running OS X Mavericks. Good news: After you install iOS 8, Apple will ask you if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive. Tap the button that says “Not Now.” Easy enough, right?To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Subway will soon allow customers to pay for their sandwiches with the tap of a smartphone.The sandwich franchise chain said Tuesday it will launch contactless NFC payments across more than 26,000 restaurants in the U.S. starting Oct. 1.The company is working with Softcard, a mobile payments joint venture operated by the big four cellular networks, to launch the system, but a Subway spokeswoman said that any payment app based on the NFC standard will be accepted. That includes the soon-to-be-launched Apple Pay and existing services from Google Wallet, PayPal and other vendors.The rollout will…
  • Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Just in time for Apple's new iPhones, Verizon is extending upgrade privileges to anyone who's eligible in the next two months. As Android Police reports, customers with upgrade eligibility before November 15 can get their upgrades starting now. You can check your eligibility through Verizon's Website, as the shift should kick in automatically. Serenity Caldwell Apple's iPhone 6.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple locks NFC chip to Apple Pay while PayPal fires shot at security

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    When Apple unveiled Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor that verifies your identity to unlock your phone and confirm purchases and app installs, developers clamored for Apple to open up the feature to third parties. Now that Apple has baked NFC technology into the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, developers want access. But for now, like Touch ID was tied to specific functions in the 5s, NFC is tied to Apple Pay alone. An Apple spokesperson told Cult of Mac that the new phones’ NFC chip will only work with Apple’s new payment system, at least for the next year. It’s unclear whether Apple will…
  • Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    The attorney general of the U.S. state of Connecticut is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch’s handling of consumers’ health information. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, George Jepsen has asked for a meeting with company representatives to discuss his concerns about how personal consumer information collected through the Apple Watch will be stored and safeguarded, the attorney general’s office said Monday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

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

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

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

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

    Svetlin Denkov
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    In a previous article1, I discussed using POP2 to create sketch-based clickthrough prototypes in participatory design exercises. These prototypes capture well the flow and overall layout of early design alternatives. The same piece briefly mentioned another category of clickthrough prototypes: widget-based mockups that are designed on the target device and that expand on sketches by introducing user interface (UI) details and increased visual fidelity. These prototypes can be used to pitch ideas to clients, document interactions and even test usability. In this article, I will teach you how…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • CNN witnesses anti-ISIS operation

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    A thousand troops with Kurdish Peshmerga were in position by dawn, ready to strike. The goal: to push ISIS forces back westward toward Mosul and farther from Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.
  • Kanye West: 'Pick a new target'

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
  • No 'boots on ground'?

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    President Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but one of his top aides said Tuesday that he could recommend sending military advisers into combat.
  • Five iOS 8 features you'll love

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.
  • Enterovirus D68 now in 12 states

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Alabama has joined the growing list of states with confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

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

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

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

    Andrew S. Gibson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. The Story A few years ago I passed through Bolivia, South America’s poorest and, in some ways, least developed country. I spent a few days in Potosí, a small, largely forgotten city whose history had a central role in shaping the modern…
  • 6 Signs That You May be a Lazy Photographer

    John Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photographers who are consistently producing stunning photographs don’t do so because they are lucky, observant, or even more skilled than the average photographer – they do so because they are not being lazy. Are you a lazy photographer? 6 signs you may be a lazy photographer #1 – You’re lazy about composing your shots You already know the basic rules of successful composition and you even know the rules for breaking those rules, but if you fail to put these rules into practice with every shot you take, then you’re being a lazy photographer. Composition is…
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nikon D750: What you need to know

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The D750 is Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR, and sits between the D610 and D810 in the company's FX format lineup. With specifications in common with both cameras, the D750 may be of interest to anyone considering stepping up to full-frame from one of Nikon's APS-C format models. As well as our detailed first impressions review we've prepared a quick 'cheat sheet', telling you everything you need to know about the new camera. Click through to read more.
  • Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    If posts to our news articles and forums are any indication, one of the most exciting announcements from Photokina is the Canon G7 X, a genuinely pocketable camera with a large 1”-type sensor. In this video DPReview’s Richard Butler takes us through a preview of the G7 X and gives us an idea of what to expect from it.
  • Updated Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C compact boasts F1.7 lens

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Leica has announced a new X-series camera with an F1.7 lens. The Leica X (Typ 113) continues to use a 16MP APS-C sensor and offer a 35mm equivalent lens but now with a considerably faster aperture than the F2.8 of its forebear. The existing X2 model will essentially live on as the Leica X-E. The Typ 113 will cost around $2,295/£1,550
  • Leica introduces D-Lux 24-75mm equiv compact with Four Thirds sensor

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Leica has announced the D-Lux (Typ 109), a compact camera with a 24-75mm equivalent, F1.7-2.8 zoom and a Four Thirds sensor. If those specifications sound familiar, it's probably because they're shared with the Panasonic LX100. The D-Lux will be available in November. A license for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is included.
  • Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    We swung by Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand to see the new D750 in action and investigate what else the company has in store for show attendees. The booth itself is a bit less flashy than some of the competitions, and distinctly lacking in cars and ladies wearing sequins, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impression. Click through to read more. 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

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

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

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

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

  • Appeals Court Throws Out $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Lawsuit

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Back in 2012, patent holding company VirnetX won a patent lawsuit against Apple over virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity related to Apple's FaceTime video calling feature. VirnetX was awarded $368.2 million after a jury trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today threw out the decision, reports The Wall Street Journal, ruling that the verdict was influenced by the instructions given to the jury during the trial.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a specialized Washington-based court that handles patent appeals, ruled the verdict was "tainted" by…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launches in China May Be Delayed Until 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Apple may be forced to wait until 2015 to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, according to a report in 21st Century Business Herald [Google Translate]. If true, the delay could have consequences for the company both in terms of customer momentum in the critical Chinese market and overall earnings projections. Sources with knowledge of the situation told 21st Century Business Herald that Apple's latest iPhone models have failed to receive the necessary approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This certification is required for Apple to begin selling…
  • PayPal Launches Ad Subtly Attacking Apple for Recent iCloud Photo Leak

    Juli Clover
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Following the unveiling of Apple Pay last week, PayPal has gone on the offensive, taking out a full page ad in The New York Times that slams Apple for its recent iCloud photo leak while promoting PayPal's own security. "We the people want our money safer than our selfies," reads the ad first shared by Pando Daily. "PayPal, protecting the people economy." The ad alludes to a recent attack on celebrity iCloud accounts, which saw hundreds of celebrity photos released on the Internet. Since the attack, Apple has gone to great lengths to point out that the leak was tied to weak usernames and…
  • U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Accessed Over 33 Million Times Since Start of iTunes Promotion

    Richard Padilla
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Six days after it began offering U2's latest album "Songs of Innocence" for free to 500 million iTunes customers, Apple has announced (via the Associated Press) that over 33 million customers have accessed the record. In a statement, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software and Services Eddy Cue called the numbers record-breaking, and said that the numbers include users who downloaded the album from their iTunes account, streamed it, or used iTunes Radio to listen to it. Earlier this morning, Apple also released a tool for customers to delete the U2 album off of their iTunes accounts, as…
  • Macy's Announces iBeacon Expansion, Support for Apple Pay

    Juli Clover
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Macy's today announced plans to expand its partnership with Shopkick, which will see more than 4000 shopBeacon devices installed in Macy's stores across the United States by the end of September. Macy's and Shopkick originally teamed up in November of 2013 to roll out the first retail based iBeacons, allowing customers to access location-specific deals, discounts, and recommendations in the Shopkick app while in a Macy's retail store. Customers will get these types of notifications in all Macy's locations beginning this fall, and in early 2015, Macy's will be able to offer discounts tailored…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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