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  • Wiener dogs run amok on baseball field [video]

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    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Can you think of any reason there shouldn't be a massive wiener dog race on a baseball field? None at all? Think harder, or just watch this video. The post Wiener dogs run amok on baseball field [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Trump to Bush on immigration: 'Forget love'

    Huizhong Wu
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    Donald Trump unleashed a new attack on Florida Gov. Jeb Bush taking aim at him on the issue of immigration In a video posted to his Instagram account, Trump criticized Bush for suggesting that undocumented Mexican immigrants cross the border as an "act of love." See also: All the FCC complaints about Donald Trump "Love? Forget love. It's time to get tough," the video's text says. This is no "act of love" as Jeb Bush said... A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:16am PDT The short video shows photos of several undocumented men, including Francisco Sanchez…
  • Today in Tabs: Sunglasses & Advil

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    Rusty Foster
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    Last month was mad real.Last month was mad real. Full Story
  • Prepare Yourself For A Rollicking Bitcoin Panel At TechCrunch Disrupt

    John Biggs
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
     What do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month to talk to some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency – entrepreneur Wences Casares, New York Times writer Nathaniel Popper, and China’s bitcoin king, Bobbie Lee – about what’s next for BTC. These three folks are… Read More
  • Day traders rarely make history

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    Seth Godin
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    The short-term stuff is pretty easy to do well. Respond to incoming. Check it off your list. Next! The long-term stuff, on the other hand, is so easy to postpone, because tomorrow always sounds promising. And so we might hesitate to define the next project, or look for a new job, or visualize something that breaks what we're already used to. Two thoughts: a. Keep them separate. The best way to avoid long-term work is to be exposed to juicy short-term urgencies. b. Hesitate before spending your most alert and dedicated work time on the short-term tasks.  Day trading might be fun, but we…
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  • Wiener dogs run amok on baseball field [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Can you think of any reason there shouldn't be a massive wiener dog race on a baseball field? None at all? Think harder, or just watch this video. The post Wiener dogs run amok on baseball field [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Global fisheries in crisis [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:36 am
    Look out into the vast oceans of the world and it's hard to believe we could ever run into a problem with there not being enough fish in the sea, yet many regions of the world are facing a crisis thanks to the unfortunate fishing practices of humans. The post Global fisheries in crisis [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Why colored water droplets seem alive [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Who knew that adding a little food coloring to water droplets turns them into what appears to be living creatures? Of course they're not actually living, it just looks that way. Here's why. The post Why colored water droplets seem alive [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Man walks around NYC randomly doing splits, reactions are priceless [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    One sees a lot of strange things in the Big Apple. It's not often, though, that one sees a man randomly drop into full splits in the middle of the street or a subway car. Take a look at the reactions––priceless. The post Man walks around NYC randomly doing splits, reactions are priceless [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Good to the last (or only) drop: America’s smallest brewery [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Fans of craft beer love nothing more than exclusivity, and that's just what America's smallest brewery specializes in, drop by precious drop. The post Good to the last (or only) drop: America’s smallest brewery [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Trump to Bush on immigration: 'Forget love'

    Huizhong Wu
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:37 am
    Donald Trump unleashed a new attack on Florida Gov. Jeb Bush taking aim at him on the issue of immigration In a video posted to his Instagram account, Trump criticized Bush for suggesting that undocumented Mexican immigrants cross the border as an "act of love." See also: All the FCC complaints about Donald Trump "Love? Forget love. It's time to get tough," the video's text says. This is no "act of love" as Jeb Bush said... A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Aug 31, 2015 at 9:16am PDT The short video shows photos of several undocumented men, including Francisco Sanchez…
  • 3 major hurricanes are churning the Pacific in rare weather event

    Miriam Kramer
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    The Pacific Ocean is playing host to three major hurricanes at the same time, a never-before-recorded meteorological event likely spurred by a strong El Niño and other factors. Hurricanes Jimena, Kilo and Ignacio were all classified as Category 4 storms — meaning they had sustained winds of at least 130 to 156 mph — on Saturday night into Sunday. (If a hurricane is classified as Category 3 or above, it's considered "major" by the National Hurricane Center.) See also: The strongest El Niño on record may be brewing in the Pacific This marks the first time on record that…
  • 6 things we'll probably see on President Obama's 'Running Wild' episode

    Max Knoblauch
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
    It's official: POTUS is going to be on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. NBC's press release about the show was relatively vague; we know the episode will take place in Alaska and focus on climate change's effects on the area, but not much else. So we couldn't help but imagine what President Obama will be doing with the survivalist. See also: Alaska: Obama's poster child for global warming Of course, knowing Grylls' style, we were able to make some educated guesses. Here are a handful of things we'd like to see the Commander in Chief do on the intense survival show. (Not on this list, but still…
  • Chinese journalist makes on-air 'confession' for stock market chaos

    Jessica Eggert
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    A Chinese financial journalist "confessed" on state TV on Sunday to an allegation that he caused a fall in stock prices due a controversial story published at a "sensitive time." See also: China just punished 197 people for spreading rumors online Wang Xialu, a reporter for business magazine Caijing, was arrested in his home last Tuesday after he published a story that claimed China's securities regulator was trying to destabilize the stock market. He was charged with “fabricating and spreading false information about securities and futures trading.” The story was originally…
  • A BBC presenter had a very Ron Burgundy moment with the teleprompter

    Blathnaid Healy
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    OK, this isn't as bad as telling all of San Diego to go f*ck itself, but a BBC presenter had his own woes with the teleprompter recently As the news broadcast cuts back to studio from a report, the early-morning presenter accidentally reads out one of the cues — "pause for effect" — before flawlessly carrying on to the next story. Sometimes, early mornings and teleprompters just don't mix. Australian TV hosts have priceless reactions to enormous Great White shark The most ingenious 'cat elevator' ever Toddler plays a game of hide-and-seek with gorilla at the zoo Adorable beagle…
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  • Today in Tabs: Sunglasses & Advil

    Rusty Foster
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    Last month was mad real.Last month was mad real. Full Story
  • Android Wear Watches Come To The iPhone--But No Third-Party Apps

    Harry McCracken
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    Google brings its smartwatch platform to iOS. Part of it, anyway.The rumors dating back to last spring were true: Google is announcing that smartwatches based on its Android Wear platform will henceforth work with iPhones as well as Android smartphones.Read Full Story
  • Obama Administration Proposes Sanctions In Retaliation For Chinese Cyberhacks

    Pavithra Mohan
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    With Chinese president Xi Jinping making his first state trip in September, the U.S. government is proceeding with caution.The extensive breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which was revealed earlier this summer and compromised the records of 22 million Americans, was almost certainly the work of Chinese hackers. In an effort to curb cyberhacking, the White House is currently developing economic sanctions that would impede the operations of Chinese companies in the U.S., the Washington Post reports.Read Full Story
  • 6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream

    Mark Wilson
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Thanks to Dominic Wilcox, your soggy bowl of Rice Krispies will never be the same.Dominic Wilcox is like a deranged Thomas Edison, known for creating wild and whimsical inventions, ranging from giant binoculars for your ears, to wingtips that point you home, to toothbrush maracas. And then there are the things he doesn't actually build, but will sketch out anyway.Read Full Story
  • MIT Researchers Devise A More Fair System To Decide Who Gets Screwed By Flight Delays

    Jessica Leber
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    Your flight is still getting delayed, you might just be a little less angry about it.When there's a sprinkling of snow and your flight is hours delayed, it can be incredibly frustrating to watch other flights from another airline take off on time as if it were a sunny day in June.Read Full Story
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  • Prepare Yourself For A Rollicking Bitcoin Panel At TechCrunch Disrupt

    John Biggs
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
     What do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month to talk to some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency – entrepreneur Wences Casares, New York Times writer Nathaniel Popper, and China’s bitcoin king, Bobbie Lee – about what’s next for BTC. These three folks are… Read More
  • Apple And Cisco Ink Nebulous Enterprise Partnership

    Drew Olanoff
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
     Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More
  • Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Disrupt SF 2015

    Travis Bernard
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
     Disrupt San Francisco is a few weeks away, and to celebrate we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch reader (a $5,990 value). You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. The contest starts today, and ends next Monday. If you are unfamiliar with Disrupt, here’s a quick rundown: Disrupt… Read More
  • KeyRaider Malware Responsible For Possibly Largest Known Apple Account Theft To Date, Affecting 225,000 Users

    Sarah Perez
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:33 am
     Jailbreaking your iPhone has its downsides. In what’s being called the “largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” security specialists Palo Alto Networks on Sunday released a report detailing a new form of iOS malware it’s calling “KeyRaider,” which is responsible for stealing the account information from over 225,000 Apple customers. The… Read More
  • Smaato Ad Report Shows Big Growth On The Mobile Web

    Anthony Ha
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
     Ad spending on the mobile web doubled in the first half of 2015 (compared to the same period last year), according to a new report from Smaato. Specifically, Smaato saw its total ad spend split between 62 percent on apps and 38 percent on the mobile web. So the mobile web is still pretty far behind, but it’s doing better than it was in 2014, when the breakdown was 72 percent… Read More
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  • Day traders rarely make history

    Seth Godin
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    The short-term stuff is pretty easy to do well. Respond to incoming. Check it off your list. Next! The long-term stuff, on the other hand, is so easy to postpone, because tomorrow always sounds promising. And so we might hesitate to define the next project, or look for a new job, or visualize something that breaks what we're already used to. Two thoughts: a. Keep them separate. The best way to avoid long-term work is to be exposed to juicy short-term urgencies. b. Hesitate before spending your most alert and dedicated work time on the short-term tasks.  Day trading might be fun, but we…
  • Contempt is contagious

    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    The only emotion that spreads more reliably is panic. Contempt is caused by fear and by shame and it looks like disgust. It's very hard to recover once you receive contempt from someone else, and often, our response is to dump it on someone else. If you want to be respected by your customers/peers/partners/competitors/constituents, the best way is to begin by respecting them and the opportunity they are giving you. And the best way to avoid contempt is to look for your fear.        
  • The average

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    Everything you do is either going to raise your average or lower it. The next hire. The quality of the chickpeas you serve. The service experience on register 4. Each interaction is a choice. A choice to raise your average or lower it. Progress is almost always a series of choices, an inexorable move toward mediocrity, or its opposite.        
  • Scientific Management 2.0

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:36 am
    130 years ago, Frederick Taylor changed the world forever. Scientific Management is the now-obvious idea that factories would measure precisely what their workers were doing. Use a stopwatch. Watch every movement. Adjust the movements until productivity goes up. Re-organize the assembly line for more efficiency. Pay people by the piece. Cull the workforce and get rid of the people who can't keep up. Make the assembly line go faster. Once Scientific Management goes beyond system setup and starts to focus on the individual, it amplifies the gulf between management and labor. No one wants to do…
  • The strawberry conundrum

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Every grocer has to decide: when packing a quart of strawberries, should your people put the best ones on top? If you do, you'll sell more and disappoint people when they get to the moldy ones on the bottom. Or, perhaps you could put the moldy ones on top, and pleasantly surprise the few that buy. Or, you could rationalize that everyone expects a little hype, and they'll get over it. A local grocer turned the problem upside down: He got rid of the boxes and just put out a pile of strawberries. People picked their own. He charged more, sold more and made everyone happier. Hype might not be…
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  • New $499 Xbox Bundle Adds 1 TB Hybrid Drive, Crazy New Controller

    Chris Kohler
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    The Xbox One Elite Bundle is a more expensive Xbox One with some whiz-bang new features. Will you upgrade? The post New $499 Xbox Bundle Adds 1 TB Hybrid Drive, Crazy New Controller appeared first on WIRED.
  • Ashley Madison’s Business is ‘Growing,’ Company Says

    Julia Greenberg
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    The parent company of Ashley Madison says that, despite the recent hack and data dump, its business is growing. And, yes, really, it swears, the site has women. The post Ashley Madison’s Business is ‘Growing,’ Company Says appeared first on WIRED.
  • Remembering Wes Craven, the Man Who Changed Horror

    Stu Horvath
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    Wes Craven died Sunday of brain cancer. He was 76 years old and he was a master director. Every 12 years, from 1972 to 1996, he picked up the horror genre, dusted it off and made it new. He was overdue to do it again. The post Remembering Wes Craven, the Man Who Changed Horror appeared first on WIRED.
  • NASA Crashes a Plane to Make Finding Crashed Planes Easier

    Jordan Golson
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    NASA's dropping old planes to improve emergency location transmitter technology. The post NASA Crashes a Plane to Make Finding Crashed Planes Easier appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Map Plots North America’s Bounty of Rivers

    Betsy Mason
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    More of North America’s land is covered by rivers than we thought, according to a new map. The post New Map Plots North America’s Bounty of Rivers appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Coming to you live from the depths of Melbourne winter – while the rest of the country (almost) is springing into spring, we’re still freezing our butts off. Fingers crossed we’ll start to see the sun soon! Here’s what I found interesting lately around the web: How to use a $5 Twitter ad To Redefine Your Digital Strategy //  Jon Loomer The Facebook Advertising guy changes tack with a cheap but effective way of getting audience insights on Twitter that you just can’t get anywhere else – advertising gold. 13 Lessons on Viral Content that got 36,177 Shares in…
  • 10 Ways To Stay Productive as a Work-at-Home Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Working from home sounds like a pretty cushy job. You can wear whatever you like, eat as often as you want, text your friends, run errands, and be at home with your family, all while being employed. However, that list of things can often make it difficult to accomplish your work. If you’re struggling to find a productive schedule as a freelance blogger, consider these tips. Find Your Groove Everyone has a groove that spurs productivity. Maybe you need to sit in your office chair with the lights off, blinds shut, and a fuzzy blanket on your lap.
  • How One Couple Drastically Changed Their Life by Blogging

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gina Horkey. Two years ago, my husband and I were just like any other American couple. We were both working in Corporate America, had a one and a half year old and another on the way. Our work schedules and commutes weren’t bad, we just weren’t doing work that we were passionate about. Someone else was also raising our child. It could have been much worse – our son was maybe in daycare for 30 hours per week. And the provider was great! It just wasn’t what we wanted. Plus, with another on the way, daycare was about to get real expensive! Since I’m…
  • How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Through Your Archived Material on Facebook

    Guest Blogger
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. I love discovering systems that work in the background so you can focus on your blog. What I’m going to detail is like the concept of compound interest. At the beginning, the effects will be small  – but over time, as the system continues to work and you keep adding into it small bits, it becomes a monster. It involves Facebook. And while much has been said about Facebook’s diminishing reach, it still stands as the best platform to find and gather a purposeful audience and promote a blog. What I want to share with you isn’t how…
  • The Biggest Lesson I Learned About Building a Profitable Blog in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Episode 38 of the ProBlogger podcast is focused on something I’ve learned in the course of the past year that I think has the potential to transform not only your blogging, but many areas of your life. Today’s episode is personal – my personal journey of the last nine months. I talked about it at the ProBlogger event a few weeks ago now in my opening keynote – an unexpected topic perhaps, but one that I think is so useful as the foundation of everything, including building a profitable blog. The question I want to ask you today is the question we get asked all the…
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  • ReBoard Adds App Shortcuts to Your iPhone's Keyboard

    Thorin Klosowski
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    iOS: Third-party keyboards in iOS didn’t quite live up to the hype for most of us , but ReBoard is a new keyboard that takes a different approach. The keyboard features a ton of links to other services like Wunderlist, your calendar, Dropbox, and more so you can easily send data from one app to another. Read more...
  • What Travel Destinations Weren't What You Expected?

    Kristin Wong
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Travel is a great experience, and we should all be so lucky to see different parts of the world. But there are probably some places you’ve been that you felt were overrated, or they just weren’t what you expected.Read more...
  • Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone.

    Whitson Gordon
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:35 am
    Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone . A recent rash of malware has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest theft of its kind. The malware only affects jailbroken devices, but if you get pwned, hackers can not only peek your password but also make App Store purchases without your permission. [Gizmodo ] Read more...
  • Make a Plunge Cut with Your Jigsaw, No Drill Necessary

    Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    It helps to have a drill nearby for making clean plunge cuts with your jigsaw . But when that’s not an option, you can still make a plunge cut using just your saw. Here’s how.Read more...
  • Calculate the Expected Salary (and Debt) With Your Degree

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are a number of factors that affect how much you earn in the professional world. Still, it’s interesting to know what you can expect to earn with a certain degree, and this tool will give you a general idea. It’ll also tell you what kind of debt load you can expect with your degree.Read more...
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  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

    Guy Kawasaki
    7 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I’d like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you. I hate to admit this, but I’m not sure I’m man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the back–I mean this in only the most positive way! Think of it as a Zdeno Charo slapshot or a LeBron James dunk. It can hold a hockey bag–which is essential to me, and I was able to achieve 23.5 mpg on a drive from Santa Barbara to Menlo Park (not that mileage is a…
  • Test drive: Sony A7R II

    Guy Kawasaki
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Sony brought approximately twenty journalists and reviewers to Portland to try the a7R II and RX-10. I only used the a7R II, mostly with the Sony FE 2.8 35 mm lens (real men use prime lenses). These are samples of my pictures. I’m not a “real” photographer so if you see anything that’s sub-optimal, it’s probably me, not the lens or camera. Some of the key features: 42 megapixels Five-axis stabilization Maximum ISO of 102,400 4K video recording Here are some articles from other members of the trip: Engadget Steve Huff Imaging Resource Bottom line: much smaller…
  • 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.
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  • University of Oklahoma Becomes First School to Accept Apple Pay Across Campus

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    As of this week, the University of Oklahoma will begin accepting Apple Pay across its entire campus, becoming the first university to widely embrace Apple Pay. Students attending the University of Oklahoma can use Apple Pay at any of the campus's 400 point-of-service locations, including bookstores, restaurants, and more.Starting this week, Sooners are now able to pay for items at any one of OU's 400 point-of-service locations -- everywhere from Couch Restaurants to the One University Store and the OU Bookstore. That's right: Buying textbooks, technology and food on campus has never been…
  • Apple and Cisco Team Up for iOS Enterprise 'Fast Lane'

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Apple today sent out a press release announcing a new partnership with Cisco, which will see the two companies teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users through the optimization of Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The partnership will allow iOS devices to work more efficiently in workplaces that use Cisco technology. iOS is the world's best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and…
  • Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of OS X El Capitan to Developers, Sixth Beta to Public Testers

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    Apple today released the eighth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh El Capitan beta and more than two months after unveiling the operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. Today's update, build 15A279b, is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. There's also a new sixth beta for public beta testers, which is identical to the eighth developer beta. It is not clear if this update will add any outward-facing changes to El Capitan, as many of…
  • Android Wear Now Compatible With iPhone, iOS App Launches Today

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Google announced today that Android Wear is now compatible with the iPhone 5 or later running at least iOS 8.2. An official Android Wear for iOS [Direct Link] companion app is rolling out on the App Store today worldwide. Android Wear for iPhone has several features familiar to Android users, including third-party watch faces, fitness tracking, notifications, Google Now and voice searches. Android Wear for iPhone will also have Google apps such as Weather and Translate preinstalled, but third-party iOS apps are not supported due to Apple's restrictions. Google has attempted to work around…
  • The Weeknd Stars in Two-Part Apple Music Ad During MTV VMAs

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:02 am
    Apple debuted a new two-part Apple Music ad featuring The Weeknd during the 2015 MTV VMAs on Sunday night. The one-minute spots show The Weeknd walking backstage after performing at the VMAs, getting into a limo driven by actor John Travolta and listening to Beats 1 Radio while scrolling through his artist page on Apple Music Connect. The Weeknd then arrives at an VMAs afterparty with his single "The Hills" playing and shuffles through additional songs from an Apple Music playlist, followed by the tagline "It's all in your head. Create your own party. Unlimited music for $9.99." The…
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  • Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform

    Chris Brogan
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:24 am
    As you know, I recently launched OwnerFUEL. It’s the media portion of my company, Owner. I wanted to share with you just how simple it was to launch, and what we did to get it up and running. I’ll tell you right up front that a lot of what I recommend hinges on you choosing to build on the Rainmaker platform. But I explain all the reasons why that’s the right choice. Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform Project Time: 2 Business DaysContinue ReadingThe post Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform appeared first on…
  • In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    The tech world is awash with excitement because Instagram (over 300 million users) now supports photos and video uploaded in traditional landscape and portrait mode, instead of just square. Oddly, I think Instagram did the mobile web a favor by pushing for us to upload in the square format. In Praise of Square Photos Photographers and artists are already grumbling at me, I’m sure. But hear me out. Continue ReadingThe post In Praise of Square Photos – or Why Instagram Had it Right appeared first on
  • Thinking about podcasting?

    Chris Brogan
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 pm
    You don’t want to miss the Podcasting Workflows I put together over on OwnerFUEL. That is all.Continue ReadingThe post Thinking about podcasting? appeared first on
  • OwnerFUEL is Live

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    I’m happy to report that we just launched OwnerFUEL as the media property supporting Owner Media Group. OwnerFUEL is the “parent” of all the various media efforts we have created. Let me explain the plan. OwnerFUEL is Business, Marketing, and Sales Advice for You My site,, is built as a kind of hybrid. It’s me. It’s also me talking about my business stuff. There’s a lot of ME here. So I wanted to create a property that was more about the subject than it is about me. Sure, I’m writing 95% of the articles (anything with my name on it is…
  • The Next Event I Might Run

    Chris Brogan
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    As the co-founder of PodCamp, it was interesting to participate at the most recent PodCamp Pittsburgh (this is their tenth running of the event). I was nearly surprised that nine years later, we’re still talking about which microphone to use and how to monetize a podcast. But that’s technically WHY we still run PodCamps. Because people still have that question. It made me think, though. The Next Event I Might Run I spoke with Carla Swank from Nashville a few times. She’s part of the team running Craft Content, which is their own project but that follows the…
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  • How to Use a Comma

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    On this episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman continues her Editorial Standards series with a lesson about correct comma usage. Commas are often underused or overused. Do you know how to implement the right balance in your writing? When punctuation marks are used correctly, readers take them for granted — they are merely symbols that seamlessly guide readers through your text. And there are consequences when punctuation marks are used incorrectly. In this 14-minute episode, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman discusses: The art of punctuation Why correct comma usage…
  • How to Grab Great Ideas (Without Using Your Hands)

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s funny, how we forget things. Sublime reflections and exalted ideas. Like they were never even there. But if they were so sublime and exalted, why did they not remain with us? And it’s funny how we fear losing these ideas. The lengths we will go to preserve them. The legends are legion. Keeping waterproof slates in your shower. Talking into your phone’s voice memo app while you pump gas on a dusty August day. Scribbling in your tiny notepad in the dark of night so you don’t wake your spouse. In the morning light, however, the handwriting is illegible. You might as well have been…
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Keep Building Authority Once Your Content Has Matured

    Demian Farnworth
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’ve launched. You now have loads of content on your blog. You’re happy with the growth and the traction you’ve gained. Your audience is growing — not as fast as you’d like, but you’re meeting goals. Things are looking up because you’ve created authority with what seems to be a solid and loyal audience. But the rush of new content ideas is slowing, and enthusiasm (both yours and your audience’s) is cooling. You’re worried about sustaining the momentum while deepening your authority and influence with your audience. And there’s a really…
  • 3 Resources to Help You Create Remarkable Visual Content

    Stefanie Flaxman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    As someone who made an intentional decision to have a career working with words, talking to you about the importance of visual content makes me feel a little weird. But I have to tell you, when I’ve been scrolling through my Twitter timeline lately, it’s the updates with intriguing visuals that catch my eye. They’re the ones I read, and the links I click. In the current digital marketing landscape, the strategic use of visual content — whether it accompanies text or stands alone — is a smart move as you strive to produce the best experience for your audience. This week’s…
  • Why Don’t Some Online Courses Sell?

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Online courses are a great way to build a business. They’re also a great way to get better-qualified clients, or build an additional revenue stream by providing an alternative to your services. But sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Your course isn’t selling as much as you’d like, or worse, it’s not selling at all. There’s a methodical analysis you can perform to see if you can spot the problem. Of course, this is the same analysis you should perform before you create a course. In this episode of Unemployable with Brian Clark, Brian discusses: How to be absolutely sure what…
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  • Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Got a new item for your Monday morning to-do list: Upgrade your public beta installation of OS X El Capitan. Apple has just released Public Beta 6, though the release notes don't say anything about what is included in the update. For folks already running the El Cap beta, you can update the OS through the App Store. You must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program to install the beta. If you sign up, know that you're using beta software and you may encounter bugs and problems with your apps and hardware. You should provide feedback while using the beta.To read this article in full or to…
  • Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Google finally announced iOS support for Android Wear on Monday, making good on a string of rumors that have persisted since the last major Wear update and reached a crescendo last week when Huawei outed iOS support on an accidental Amazon listing. iPhone owners won’t get the full Wear experience that Android users get (see details below), but their smartwatch hardware options are about to explode.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Amazon is continuing to beef up the capabilities of its Echo connected speaker, this time with an update that adds support for multiple accounts. As ZDNet notes, families can now say “Alexa, switch accounts” to cycle between the two adult account holders. This allows mom and dad to access their individual collections of Amazon music and audiobooks. Saying “Alexa, which account is this” will tell you which account is currently active. Shopping and to-do lists remain communal, so it doesn’t matter which account is active for those functions.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • StickyBrain review: Slick notes manager turns its back on mobile sync

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The virtual equivalent of Post-It notes, Stickies have a storied history on the Mac, dating way back to the release of System 7.5 in 1994. More than a decade ago, this utility became something of an afterthought for Apple, who evicted the cute little squares from the Finder beginning with OS X Tiger, where they settled peacefully into retirement as Dashboard widgets. Perhaps sensing Mac owners had bored of colorful desktop notes, developer Chronos soon abandoned its own third-party take on the concept. Apparently you can’t keep a good sticky down, because StickyBrain has been resurrected…
  • T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data 'thieves'

    31 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
    T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering - the use of smartphone data service on other devices. The carrier offers unlimited 4G LTE on smartphones, but limits data usage through tethering to 7GB a month under a Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature, which reduces speed beyond that limit. If a customer needs more LTE tethering, they can add on more. But CEO John Legere late Sunday accused some users of “hacking” the system to swipe high-speed tethered data, by strategies like…
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  • Can iOS Support Help Android Wear Take Off?

    David Nield
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    The wearables market might be on the rise, but Android Wear doesn't seem to be driving the growth. Estimates suggest a mere 720,000 Google-powered watches were sold in 2014, whereas the Apple Watch has reportedly shifted 3.6 million units in the past three months.So where next for Android Wear? Today we got the answer: iOS."Now, Android Wear watches work with iPhones," writes Google's David Singleton on the official Google blog. "Android Wear for iOS is rolling out today. Just pair your iPhone (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) with an Android Wear watch to bring…
  • Weapons In The Fight Against Spam

    Nathaniel Borenstein
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Nathaniel Borenstein is Mimecast’s chief scientist and the inventor of the MIME email protocol.Spam represents profound things about the limits of productivity, communication and wisdom. As electronic junk mail, it's the electronic static that limits collective thought.Spam is not a simple problem, and it is not likely to ever go away. Unfortunately, spammers have only begun to explore the range of options and techniques open to them, and this digital detritus is inevitable in any open system of communication. See also: How To Protect Yourself From InstaspamAlthough spam…
  • The Wait For HTC's Vive VR Headset Just Got Longer

    Adriana Lee
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR system so quickly?The answer: It’s not. While a few devices will make their way to the public, the broader launch apparently will get pushed back to 2016. In a statement given to Engadget Thursday, HTC said, "We'll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” See also: 6 Ways The HTC Vive…
  • The Top 5 Technologies That Have Changed Sports

    ReadWrite Sponsors
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    This post is sponsored by The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, an event taking place in San Francisco on September 9–10. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite's editors.Athletes today use increasingly complex technologies to enhance performance.We have seen considerable leaps forward in sporting performance as a direct result of technology either used during competition or in training. The big question is which technology has had the biggest impact on its respective sport?Attend The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, September 9-10 in San Francisco, California—use discount…
  • Taxicab Industry Has A New App To Compete With Uber

    Gregory Ferenstein
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinThe tech sector has shaken up innumerable industries, and whenever that happens, some enterprising types wonder if there's some opportunity in helping established players stave off the inevitable. But beating back the forces that threaten to destabilize their businesses is even harder than it looks, and few succeed. The taxi industry is no different. Would-be tech partners and investors sometimes ask me…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:15 am
      As designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration, but, well, sometimes the best inspiration lies right in front of us. With that in mind, we embarked on a special creativity mission seven years ago: to provide you with inspiring and unique desktop wallpapers every month. Wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd and that are bound to fuel your ideas. We are very thankful to all artists and designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing to this mission, who challenge their artistic abilities each month anew to keep the…
  • Web Development Reading List #101

    Anselm Hannemann
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
      What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don't have to. The reaction on the first post last week was quite overwhelming, so we moved from a bi-monthly frequency to a weekly frequency (for now). — Ed. Welcome back to the Web Development Reading List (WDRL) for this week. Instead of the previously announced biweekly schedule here on Smashing Magazine, I will post it in sync…
  • How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

    Alex Komarov
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
      One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had been a messy exercise: we live in different time zones and it was hard to find a time that worked for everyone. I wanted to make dealing with time zone differences less painful. I had some free time on my hands, so I pulled my notebook out and started playing around with an iWatch app idea. Yeah, you read that right — 2014 and iWatch, before a watch had ever been announced.The post How We Designed And Built Our First Apple…
  • Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

    Christian Holst
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
      The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive design quite as aggressively as in other industries, it’s becoming increasingly popular. So far, most of the responsive design thinking has revolved around covering the range of experiences from mobile to desktop. Yet little attention has been paid to the opportunities for expanding that range beyond the standard desktop screen, to create an experience optimized for modern large-scale displays.The post Responsive Upscaling:…
  • Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

    Anna Yeaman
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
      Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying responsive typography on the web, trying to break down the websites I liked in order to understand what made the typography work so well, then attempting to apply those findings to email design. After seeing Constantin’s work, I also wanted to explore how other email designers were handling responsive typography. So, I amassed 50 emails across various industries that I think do a good job with…
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  • Rival surges, ties Trump in Iowa

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    For the first time in more than a month, mogul Donald Trump is not leading the field in one of the first four nominating states in the Republican primary, according to a new poll.
  • Hurricane Fred forms in Atlantic

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    Hurricane Fred has formed off the coast of West Africa, prompting a hurricane warning for Cape Verde, which is bracing for heavy rains and high winds, the National Weather Service said Monday.
  • 'Scream' director Wes Craven dies

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died. He was 76.
  • DA: Killer shot 'entire pistol'

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
  • What in the world happened at VMAs

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:51 am
    Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video)

    Scott Kelby
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you’ve probably seen me posting some shots from a class I’ve been working on about my location lighting set-up. I had four different location shoots planned for the class (we wrapped up taping last week), but the day before Photoshop World we did the first shoot out on a dry lake bed just outside Vegas. Here’s one of the shots from the shoot. It’s lit with just one flash and it’s the replacement for what has been my go-to kit for years now — the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra — the new model…
  • Worldwide Photo Walk Update: Now 455 Photo Walks Organized Around the World!

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
  • It’s “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s official – I’m making every Friday here on my blog, “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Friday” where I’ll share a simple, hopefully helpful, and certainly fun Photoshop special effect — the type of effects you see in ads, on the Web, in banners, etc. This one I’m showing you today I especially like because I’m showing how I created a perspective text effect for the Facebook promos I did for my last seminar tour (my “Shoot like a Pro Tour”), but I’m using the date of the next stop in my “all new” tour (my…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    The Lightroom CC Power Tour with RC Concepcion It’s time to harness the power of the new Lightroom CC with RC Concepcion’s newest tour. You’ll walk through everything you need to get up to speed in Lightroom CC – from start to finish. If you are a new user, you will leave finally understanding how to best use Lightroom CC like a pro. If you are already using Lightroom – RC will give you some key strategies to get you organized, prepare you for larger collections, and help you work your images as fast as possible. You’ll also master the latest features found in the newest release…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Frank Doorhof!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    Take control One of the things I encounter a lot during talks with attendees to my workshops or seminars is that a lot of photographers struggle with their light. Now I don’t want to generalize, but I think for a lot of shooters out there this is a reoccurring problem. One could almost say, “Most photographers are controlled by their lighting, while a photographer should be in control of their lighting.” In photography light is our language, so it’s of vital importance to learn to speak that language. I hear you thinking, “But I don’t have expensive gear to fight the sun, or to…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Tips for Depth of Field Control in Macro Photography

    Ivo Guimaraes
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph, it varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance. If you are into photography you probably already know this and how critical it is when you photograph in macro distances. This image was done with a 100mm macro lens with a life-size converter attached, at a distance of 4 inches to the object to achieve this type of magnification. The Depth of Field you see here is impossible to achieve, as there is no way to have the whole ring in focus…
  • 2 Clumsy Mistakes To Avoid When Meeting With Potential Customers

    Mark Thackeray
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    You recently received an inquiry from someone who really likes your work, is interested in hiring you for a shoot, and wants to meet in person (or on the phone) to discuss more details. Naturally, you’re pretty excited. The thought of booking an event is something that thrills all of us. Then, as soon as the meeting starts, the two cardinal sins of salesmanship rear their ugly heads. What are they? Talking too much and not listening enough. Sure enough, once the prospect asks you a question, it’s as if you’ve suddenly been put in front of a classroom with the responsibility…
  • How to Compose Brilliant Black and White Photos

    Andrew S. Gibson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brilliant black and white photos are created in two steps. The second of these is post-processing, and is very important. But before you get to that stage, you have to learn how to see and compose photos in black and white. This is just as important as processing – it doesn’t matter how creative or clever you are in Lightroom or Photoshop, if the image is badly composed, or the subject just isn’t suitable for black and white, then you are going to struggle to make a half-way decent monochrome conversion, let alone a great one. I thought it would be interesting for you to look at some of…
  • Writer’s Favourite Lens – Nikon 24-70 mm F2.8

    Leanne Cole
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve had the Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens for about three years now, and it is by far my most used lens, and really my go-to when I am heading out to take photos. It is mid-range when it comes to focal length, but for shooting most landscapes and architecture, it is nearly always enough. It is not a cheap lens ($1749 USD without VR, $2396 with VR), but it was a special treat, one I have to thank subsidies for. One year after getting a special payout I was able to afford this lens, just. Nikon-24-70mm lens When I got the lens I was shooting cycling, both on the road and the track, and I was…
  • Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    This video tip is courtesy of Anthony Morganti and shows us what you can do using the Graduated Filter tool in Lightroom. What if you’ve maxed out your basic adjustments and want to go farther? This little tip might do the trick for you, check it out: Learn more about using the Graduated Filter in LR here. A very cool tip, had you thought of that or done this before? Do you have any other Lightroom tips and tricks? Please share in the comments below. The post Quick Lightroom Tip Using the Graduated Filter by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School.
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  • iHeartRadio hits Windows 10 with Cortana support

    Devindra Hardawar
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Beating Pandora to the punch, iHeartRadio has just launched a Windows 10 app that takes full advantage of Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant. So, in addition to streaming music and radio stations from the app the usual way, you can also shout co...
  • The q-Jays earbuds are reborn, but are they worth $320?

    Steve Dent
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    When spending big on audiophile headphones, folks may look at over-ear models like Masters & Dynamic's MH40 or open cans from the likes of Ultrasone. But earbuds? I doubt those are topping many people's sonic bucket lists. With that in mind, it...
  • Bing wants to help you win a fantasy football championship this season

    Billy Steele
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Our own Aaron Souppouris put Cortana to work betting on English Premier League matches last season, and now Bing wants to offer more help with NFL action. Microsoft's search software has been making sports-related predictions for some time now, and...
  • Back to School Guide 2015: Picks for the deep-pocketed

    Engadget staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It's that dreaded time of year when lazy summer days with their open invitation to sandals, surf and shirtlessness begin to give way to the crispness of fall, hoodies and the back-to-school doldrums. Ah, but there's hope on the horizon: You can alway...
  • 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' hits PS4 on March 18th

    Jessica Conditt
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the final game in Naughty Dog's Indiana Jones-style adventure series, will hit PlayStation 4 on March 18th, 2016. We got a taste of the game right after E3 2015 with an extended, action-packed trailer that features prota...
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  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You are currently in blog view. Click here to revert to knowledge bank view.QA: Shooting Events Without TTL FlashReader Christopher Wharton has a flash-camera combo that will not work in TTL mode, so how he can shoot run-and-gun events?Long forgotten in the age of TTL, this post explains how to use your flash's "automatic" mode.Read full postKinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitchSee that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the…
  • QA: How to Shoot Events Without TTL Flash

    11 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Technology is great. But it can also make us its slave. For instance, TTL flash is pretty good at solving lighting problems on the run. (See, McNally? I'm open-minded...) But those problems existed long before we had TTL flash—or TTL exposure metering, for that matter.And yet, we solved them on a regular basis. Even without feedback on the backs of our cameras. Or autofocus. While walking five miles to school barefoot in the snow. Uphill. Both ways.Read more »
  • Kinda Genius: The LP742 LightSwitch

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    See that? That's the high water mark to date for my dual-purpose creativity with a speedlight case. Being padded, I use it as a thermos for my station-purchased beverage when home-bound from New York City on the train.(Works totally ace, BTW.)But that bar just got seriously upped today by the LumoPro LP742 "LightSwitch" speedlight case. Read more »
  • On Assignment: The Light You Don't See

    11 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This photo is 100% flash, 0% ambient. But it almost looks like the reverse. And for this portrait of soprano Robin Steitz, a timeless available-light look was what we were going for.But when you are working with flash (a single speedlight) and controlling your light (a scrounged "fill blanket" from the couch) you can keep the best of both worlds of strobe and ambient. Read more »
  • 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…
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  • Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    The Holga camera - a 120 film camera from the 1980s which has recently seen a resurgence among low-fi photo fans - is going digital, thanks to a project seeking funding on Kickstarter. The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners and vivid colors. Read more
  • A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Leica Q certainly wowed us when we spent a little time with a pre-production unit back in June. Its 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor, 28mm F1.7 stabilized lens and 3.68M dot equivalent viewfinder cut an impressive figure, something modern and classic all at once. Now we've been out shooting with a full production camera and have been quite impressed with our results - take a peek. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    You may remember DPR reader Tony Eckersley by his impressive photo of the Las Vegas skyline featured recently. From the Pacific coast to the American Southwest, Tony spends his weekends in National Parks photographing desert vistas and rocky coastlines. Find out more about him and take a look at some of his work. Read more
  • Week in Review: Two by two

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Around here it was a week of 'twos' - Olympus debuted the second generation of its OM-D E-M10 camera, Canon introduced version two of its popular 35mm F1.4L lens, and we published our thoughts on shooting with Sony's RX10 II. We'll sum it all up for you just in case you missed any of the action this week. Read more
  • Fujifilm firmware updates add Windows 10 support to 7 cameras

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    Fujifilm has released firmware updates for seven of its X-series cameras, providing them with support for Microsoft's Windows 10. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1 (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
  • Black and White preference (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is turned on in the Preferences panel under the Presets tab. This will give you a head start in tweaking and fine tuning your black and white mix instead of looking at a straight row of sliders and having to guess at the best mix. Make sure that Auto-mix is turned on Without Auto-mix turned on, when you click on Black and White all of the sliders are in the middle With Auto-mix now there is a lovely wave in the sliders and you have…
  • Creating Contact Sheets With a ‘Slide Mount Look’ in Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I was looking online this week and saw an old sheet of color slides in those plastic sleeves where we used to store them in folders, and it made me start thinking about how cool it would be to have something like that in Lightroom where you could just click a button or two and it be there, so I set out to figure out how, and it’s easier than you’d think. It takes a little Photoshop up front (simple stuff), but once you’re done, you don’t have to go back to Photoshop at all again for this effect — it will live inside of Lightroom from here on out, just one click…
  • You’re Invited To Be a Part of My 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – everybody that comes to this blog is a photographer, so I wanted to be sure to personally invite you to my 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ which is coming Saturday, Oct 3rd all over the world. I’m leading a local walk in Sydney, Australia (my first time every in Australia, and I’m totally psyched!). All the details about the walk are over on my daily blog at where I did a “Photo Walk Q&A” today so I hope you’ll pop over and check it out. It answers a lot of questions. If you’ve been on a photo walk before and you want…
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  • Unreal Engine 4.9 Released With Improved Graphics, Remote Push Notifications and CloudKit Support

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 with several new features that developers can implement in iPhone and iPad games on the App Store, including efficient dynamic shadows, movable lights and decals, improved in-app purchase functionality, remote push notifications and CloudKit support. Unreal Engine 4.9 supports dynamic modulated character shadows from directional lights on iOS and Android, while up to four dynamic point lights are supported on each object being illuminated. Unreal Engine 4.9 also ships with a Flurry mobile analytics plugin for iOS out of the box for advertising. Unreal…
  • T-Mobile to Restrict Unlimited Customers Using Up to 2,000 GB of Data Per Month

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that the U.S. carrier will begin taking action against customers with unlimited 4G LTE data plans that deliberately violate the company's terms and conditions by masking excessive tethering usage as smartphone data. T-Mobile notes that less than 1% of customers are using apps or other methods to blow past their Smartphone Mobile HotSpot allotment, which is included free with every Simple Choice plan but capped at up to 7GB per month. The carrier says that, in some cases, these customers are using up to 2TB (2,000 GB) of data per month.Here’s what’s…
  • Stilo Review: This Stylus and Screen Protector Duo Aims to Emulate the Feel of Writing on Paper

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    There are hundreds of different stylus options available for the iPhone and the iPad, but that hasn't stopped new company Stilo Co. from introducing a fresh take on the stylus. The battery-powered Stilo is a fine-tipped stylus designed to pair with a Precision Film to replicate the feel of writing on paper with a pen. According to the company, the purpose behind the Stilo is to create a more "complete and organic" iPhone and iPad writing experience with a writing utensil that's universally compatible with existing sketching and drawing apps in the App Store. It also works with all different…
  • Boostcase Review: Bloc Power Bank for Apple Watch Has Unique Built-In Battery, but Isn't Portable Enough

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Just months after the Apple Watch was released, there are dozens if not hundreds of different stand options available on the market. The Bloc Power Bank from Boostcase stands out due to its unique long, flat shape and the fact that it has a built-in battery pack that can charge the Apple Watch while on the go. Made from solid aluminum, the Bloc Power Bank comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, Wood, and Stainless Steel, to match all of the different Apple Watch options that are available. I went hands-on with the silver aluminum model to see how it measures up to other available stands…
  • Belkin Launches MIXIT Lightning to USB Keychain Chargers

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Belkin announced today that it has introduced a new lineup of Lightning to USB clip-on fashion accessories in time for the back to school season. The new MIXIT charging cables for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available now in three designs: a leather tassel, a braided USB clip and a metallic keychain. The MIXIT Lightning to USB Tassel has a chic design made from natural leather and clips onto a bag, purse or luggage for on-the-go use. The accessory is designed to hide the Lightning and USB connectors behind the tassel cords, available in four different colors: fog, camel, coral and black.
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