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  • Time-lapse proves that Norway is the most beautiful place in the world [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Every country thinks it's the most beautiful country in the world. That's natural, and that's as it should be. But this video proves that Norway (with which no one at Holy Kaw! is affiliated, by the way) is, objectively, the most stunningly beautiful country on the planet.
  • Pebble's Snarky Reply to the Apple Watch: 'Breathe Jony, It's Just a Watch'

    Mashable
    Todd Wasserman
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    If you were wondering how Pebble was responding to the Apple Watch, check out the brand's website. The Kickstarter-developed smart watch brand has put up a special message for Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive: Image: PebbleScroll down and the brand explains that the Pebble gets up to seven days of battery life off of one charge (versus about a day for the Apple Watch) and that "Pebble is made by real people, for real people keeping it real." See also: The Complete Guide to the Pebble Smartwatch Finally: "Just to recap: We made a watch, we didn't solve global warming." After cutting its prices to…
  • It's Time To Say Goodbye To Orkut, Google's First Social Network

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Though Orkut proved popular in Brazil and India, it failed to gain traction in the rest of the world.Before there was a Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or Ello, there was Orkut, a beloved social network a Google engineer built a decade ago. Though it was widely adopted in Brazil and India, Orkut was never very popular in the rest of the world, which is why Google is shutting down the social networking platform on Tuesday.Read Full Story
  • With $50 Million From Top Investors, Reddit Plans Cryptocurrency

    TechCrunch
    Jordan Crook
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
     Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. Somehow. The round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More
  • The sophistication of truth

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you don't understand" or, "you don't know the people I know..." "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't. We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear. I'm more interested in the sophistication required to…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Time-lapse proves that Norway is the most beautiful place in the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Every country thinks it's the most beautiful country in the world. That's natural, and that's as it should be. But this video proves that Norway (with which no one at Holy Kaw! is affiliated, by the way) is, objectively, the most stunningly beautiful country on the planet.
  • Picture-a-day man is disfigured in an attack, keeps taking pictures [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The man was taking a picture of himself every day when, partway through the project, he was brutally attacked. Undaunted by his disfigurement, he kept taking pictures. As a result, he captures his recovery.
  • How a spaceship battle would actually go down [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If Star Wars is any indication, space battles would be lightning fast, breakneck dogfights. But when you dig into the actual science, things get a bit more complicated. Maneuvering in a zero-gravity vacuum is a monster problem. Radiation could cook you alive in the cockpit. In reality, there's a good possibility that there will never be space battles like the kind you see in Star Wars.
  • Navigating the color wheel for beginners

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you haven't contemplated the color wheel since elementary school art classes and now have the task of designing eye-catching images on your plate, there's no better time to review the basics of this essential element of graphic design than right now.
  • Why did old timey radio announcers sound so nasal?

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever wondered why 1950s radio announcers talked in such a high, nasally voice? Did people at the time actually talk like that? Well, of course they didn't––we've seen movies and interviews with the "man on the street," and people sound pretty normal.
 
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    Mashable

  • Pebble's Snarky Reply to the Apple Watch: 'Breathe Jony, It's Just a Watch'

    Todd Wasserman
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    If you were wondering how Pebble was responding to the Apple Watch, check out the brand's website. The Kickstarter-developed smart watch brand has put up a special message for Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive: Image: PebbleScroll down and the brand explains that the Pebble gets up to seven days of battery life off of one charge (versus about a day for the Apple Watch) and that "Pebble is made by real people, for real people keeping it real." See also: The Complete Guide to the Pebble Smartwatch Finally: "Just to recap: We made a watch, we didn't solve global warming." After cutting its prices to…
  • Kim Jong-un Broke Both Ankles and Is Hospitalized, Report Claims

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Kim Jong-un has broken both of his ankles and is now in the hospital after undergoing surgery, a report in a South Korean newspaper claims. The North Korean leader has been missing for more than three weeks, fueling speculation about what could cause his unusual disappearance from the public eye. Some rumors indicated that he was suffering from gout, others speculated it was a sign of some sort of internal struggle within the secretive North Korean regime, and some even said he was simply getting ill by eating too much Swiss cheese. See also: Australian Documents Life 'Inside the Strangest…
  • PayPal's Split From eBay Is the Best Thing That Could Happen to It

    Seth Fiegerman
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    It was supposed to be a marriage between two parties that complemented one anothereBay had built up an impressive auction marketplace that accounted for the majority of PayPal's business and PayPal had mastered online payments, something eBay had tried and failed to do with a service called Billpoint. After months of flirting with each other, the two companies finally tied the knot in July 2002 with eBay agreeing to pay $1.5 billion for the payments company. Most analysts said the deal made sense for eBay, but some raised concerns about whether PayPal was selling itself short. "This is good…
  • JFK Swims for Harvard

    Chris Wild
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    John F. Kennedy's favorite sport was swimming. In November 1937, Kennedy was 20 years old, and his time-trials were sufficiently speedy to gain him a place on the Harvard college swimming team. But when press photographers visited to take pictures of the swimming team, Kennedy hid in the shower room. According to Harvard swimming coach Harold Ulen: "His physique wasn't anything outstanding. He was rather frail, as I remember. It took tremendous efforts to finally bring him out to have his picture taken." Only five years later, in August 1943, Kennedy's swimming was to make him a war hero.
  • The Powerful Protest Art Behind Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution'

    Kari Paul
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    The umbrella was initially used by activists in Hong Kong to shield themselves from police pepper spray. But it has quickly emerged as an unlikely symbol of resistance in ongoing pro-democracy protests there. The #OccupyCentral demonstrations began peacefully last week, and escalated Sunday when police attempted to disperse the protesters, who are calling for democracy in Hong Kong and free elections in 2017. Tens of thousands of activists remained in the streets Tuesday, defying government calls to disperse See also: Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Man' and 9 Other Iconic Protest Images Hong Kong was…
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    Fast Company

  • It's Time To Say Goodbye To Orkut, Google's First Social Network

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Though Orkut proved popular in Brazil and India, it failed to gain traction in the rest of the world.Before there was a Facebook, or Twitter, or Pinterest, or Ello, there was Orkut, a beloved social network a Google engineer built a decade ago. Though it was widely adopted in Brazil and India, Orkut was never very popular in the rest of the world, which is why Google is shutting down the social networking platform on Tuesday.Read Full Story
  • Pebble Update Allows Health Apps To Track Fitness And Sleep In The Background

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The company also slashed the price of its watch to $99.At the start of 2014, smartwatch maker Pebble opened up its platform with the launch of an app store. On Tuesday, it further expanded its ecosystem with a software update that lets developers build apps that monitor a user's physical activity and sleep, even when the app is closed. In addition, the company cut $50 off the price of the Pebble and Pebble Steel watches to $99 and $199, respectively.Read Full Story
  • Netflix Enters The Original Movie Game

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    The streaming service scored the rights to the sequel to the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.Maybe it was inevitable that Netflix would one day get into original movies, but hardly anyone would have predicted such a splashy entrance. Next year, Netflix, in a partnership with The Weinstein Company, will make its production debut with the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the Academy Award-winning art-house epic that pushed the limits of cinematography in 2000.Read Full Story
  • General Catalyst Invests $10 Million In Stripe's Ecosystem

    Alice Truong
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The VC firm will dole out $250,000 to $500,000 apiece to early-stage startups building atop Stripe's technology.Stripe is on a streak. This month, it signed big deals with Facebook and Twitter to power their buy buttons as the social networks eye the e-commerce space. Adding fuel to its rapid growth, venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners on Tuesday announced a $10 million fund to invest in early-stage startups building atop the payments processor's technology.Read Full Story
  • Ebay Is Finally Spinning Off PayPal Into Its Own Business

    Chris Gayomali
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Score another one for Carl Icahn.In an about-face from earlier this year, eBay has decided to spin PayPal off into its own separate business in 2015. What makes the move so surprising is that eBay has spent the bulk of the year fighting off mounting outside pressure--namely from super-investor Carl Icahn, who penned a corrosive open letter to eBay's board back in February--to split its core businesses into two.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • With $50 Million From Top Investors, Reddit Plans Cryptocurrency

    Jordan Crook
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
     Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. Somehow. The round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More
  • WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

    Jordan Crook
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     While automatic may be better than on-demand, there’s something truly special about being able to type in exactly what you want, press a button, and have it delivered to your door for the exact same price as going to the store yourself. That’s what WunWun has been doing for New Yorkers for the past year, and the on-demand service is now making its way to San Francisco. Read More
  • Path’s Talk App Gets Updated So You Can Send Messages To Places

    Ryan Lawler
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
     Path has released a new version of its messaging app that enables users to reach out to businesses via text. Path Talk version 1.1 has added a ‘Places’ tab alongside ‘Messages’ and ‘People’ so that users can ask questions and communicate with nearby businesses directly from within the app. Read More
  • The Windows 10 Technical Preview Will Be Available For Download Tomorrow

    Alex Wilhelm
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
     At its San Francisco event, Microsoft announced that the technical preview of Windows 10 will touch down tomorrow. The company’s new operating system is a long-awaited replacement for its beleaguered Windows 8.x platform. That version of Windows saw limited business adoption, and consumer fatigue. On stage, Microsoft executive Terry Myerson stated that Windows has 1.5 billion users.… Read More
  • Gumroad Launches An iPhone App With Which Users Can Access Their Digital Content

    Anthony Ha
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
     Gumroad, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup that allows creators to sell digital goods, is launching its first iPhone app today. However, the app doesn’t actually do what Gumroad is known for — you can’t open it and buy a book, or an album, or what have you. Instead, it allows Gumroad buyers to view the content that they’ve already purchased. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The sophistication of truth

    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you don't understand" or, "you don't know the people I know..." "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't. We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear. I'm more interested in the sophistication required to…
  • Wishing vs. doing

    Seth Godin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By giving people more ways to speak up and more tools to take action, we keep decreasing the gap between what we wish for and what we can do about it. If you're not willing to do anything about it, best not to waste the energy wishing about it.        
  • Two purposes of user feedback

    Seth Godin
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    What's a customer worth? A customer at the local supermarket or at the corner Fedex Print shop might spend $10,000 or even $25,000 over the course of a few years. That's why marketers are so willing to spend so much time and money on coupons, promos and ads getting people to start doing business with us. But what happens when it goes wrong? What if a service slip or a policy choice threatens that long-term relationship? If you know what's broken, you can fix it for all the customers that follow. It seems obvious, but you want to hear what customers have to say. After all, if people in…
  • None of this makes sense

    Seth Godin
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Your own personal media company, the focus on building individual skills, the networks that we're all part of... It makes no sense that we're busy spending our 'work' time weaving together audience, passion and new competencies. Unless. Unless we also acknowledge that the old method of productivity, of being a good employee by obediently doing what you are told, is obsolete. Our job is to figure out what's next and to bring the ideas and resources to the table to make it happen. Otherwise, all of this (this blog, your online activity, the courses you take) is nothing but a worthless…
  • A simple way to look at effective advertising in a digital age

    Seth Godin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Would you miss it if it weren't there? Vogue magazine regularly runs more than 600 pages in length. And that's fine, because it's worth more with the ads than without them. On the other hand, if the ads disappeared from Twitter, would the service be better or worse? Media companies of the future will be built on ads we want to see, ads we'd miss if they were gone. [And yes, I mean your fundraising newsletter and your Facebook updates, and I mean the announcements on the speaker at the airport and the robocalls too.]        
 
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    WIRED

  • The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright — If You Embrace the Empowered Employee

    Bob Janssen, RES Software
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    When thinking about your IT department, words like “user friendly” and “responsive” are not the first that come to mind. More likely, it would be “unresponsive” or even “the department of no.” Sadly, if you asked your IT department how they think they’re doing, they would say the same. A survey RES software conducted with […] The post The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright — If You Embrace the Empowered Employee appeared first on WIRED.
  • How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

    Kim Zetter
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    In the world of hacking, every malicious tool has its heyday---that period when it rules the underground forums and media headlines and is the challenger keeping computer security pros on their toes. Viruses and worms have each had their day in the spotlight. Remote-access Trojans, which allow a hacker to open and maintain a secret backdoor on infected systems, have had their reign as well. These days, though, point-of-sale RAM scrapers are what's making the news. The post How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks appeared first on WIRED.
  • Microsoft Unveils New Operating System, Dubbed Windows 10

    Cade Metz
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Microsoft has unveiled its initial work on the next version of the Windows operating system, calling it Windows 10. The post Microsoft Unveils New Operating System, Dubbed Windows 10 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity

    Climate Desk
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The study further confirms global warming is changing Antarctica in fundamental ways. The post Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity appeared first on WIRED.
  • Bellabeat: A Fitbit for Pregnancy That Monitors a Baby’s Day

    Liz Stinson
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today, the company is releasing three new products that take advantage of women’s growing desire to track every heartbeat and pound gained. The post Bellabeat: A Fitbit for Pregnancy That Monitors a Baby’s Day appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

    Guest Blogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    This is a guest contribution from Tom More of Slidely.com.  Visual content is your secret weapon to boosting blog engagement. The blog posts of today demand fresh, eye-catching content that can be read and shared easily, which makes videos, infographics, photos, and slideshows a perfect companion to blog posts. People absorb information quicker and more intuitively from images than text and visual content attracts more engagement on social media channels. Additionally, visual content is extremely easy to integrate into your current blog posts, as well as add to your past posts. On your blog…
  • Thinking of Rebranding Your Blog? Read This.

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Rebranding an established and successful business? Why would you do that? For some, the risk of changing the name of something people have grown to know and love is too big. For others, the risk of being boxed into something they no longer feel much affinity for is even bigger. No doubt it’s a scary leap to rebrand a blog – would people still read? Would a slight shift in direction upset the established audience? Would the to-do list of technical issues be too overwhelming? Would you lose all that Google love you’ve built up over the years? At some point, if you’ve…
  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

    Darren Rowse
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    It has been almost two years since I’ve found training for bloggers that I’ve considered good enough to promote as an affiliate. I’m very fussy with who and what I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come across – and it’s available to enrol in with an early bird offer for just over 48 hours with the coupon code EBASAVE50…
  • 7 Powerful Tips for a Winning Twitter Sales Strategy

    Guest Blogger
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Jawad Khan. More than 73% US companies use Twitter to connect with their target audience, get direct feedback from their customers and keep an eye on their competitors. You might be one of them. But are you getting any real value from the time you spend on Twitter? Have you been able to engage your potential or existing customers? Have you ever created enough momentum with your Tweets to impact your sales numbers? A large number of businesses on Twitter fail to do any of those things. Why? Because they don’t see Twitter as a sales channel.
  • Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers

    Guest Blogger
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Tim Varner of GoRoost.com. Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. If you’re not raising your hand, I’m sorry — but we can’t help you. Go watch a cat video or something. If you are raising your hand, get stoked. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. Intrigued? We thought so. Read on to learn what exactly web push is, and why…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • All the New Stuff Coming to Windows 10

    Whitson Gordon
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Microsoft gave us a small peek at the next version of Windows today, confusingly dubbed Windows 10. Here's what you can expect to see.Read more...
  • The Best Cities Around the World for Working from Home

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you're able to work from home or remotely, you have more flexibility when it comes to deciding where to live . But not all cities are friendly to remote work. This filterable list from NomadList ranks cities for cost of living, internet speeds, weather, and more.Read more...
  • Make Your Own Instant Noodle Cups for Healthier, Tastier Lunches

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Do you love cup of soup and instant ramen as much as we do ? Then good news: Here's a DIY way to get your noodles fix while also upgrading it to be more delicious and packed with fresh ingredients.Read more...
  • Gmail users on the web can now click on images within emails to view them full-screen, or to save th

    Andy Orin
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Gmail users on the web can now click on images within emails to view them full-screen, or to save them. A small feature to make navigating embedded images a little more pleasant. Read more on the Gmail's Google+ page. Read more...
  • The Best Things to Buy in October

    Whitson Gordon
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    It may only be the beginning of fall, but holiday deals have already started, which means you can grab all sorts of deals during the month of October. Here are the best things to buy this month.Read more...
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  • Some Owners of Older iOS Devices Receiving Up to $300 in Liquid Damage Indicator Settlement

    Eric Slivka
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Back in April 2013, it was announced that Apple had agreed to a $53 million settlement in a class action lawsuit involving iPhone and iPod touch units that may have been improperly denied warranty coverage due to liquid damage indicators having been triggered in the devices. The settlement, which covers iPhones denied warranty coverage on or before December 31, 2009 and iPod touches denied coverage on or before June 30, 2010, stems from Apple's use of triggered liquid damage indicators as sufficient reason for denying warranty coverage. Given the timeframe for the issue, the settlement is…
  • Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers [Update: Also Public Beta]

    Eric Slivka
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Apple today released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the eighth Developer Preview alongside the third public beta of the upcoming Mac operating system. The latest update for developers, which arrives as Build 14A379a, can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and through Apple's Mac Dev Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.1 GM seed and a new version of OS X Server 4.0 developer preview. OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more. It…
  • Mass Production of Apple Watch Reportedly Slated for January 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Apple is reportedly finalizing the details on its upcoming Apple Watch as it prepares to begin mass production of the device ahead of its launch early next year. Mass production of the smartwatch device may begin January 2015, reports Taiwanese news source AppleDaily (via G For Games). According to the news report, Apple is working only with long-time manufacturing partner Quanta to produce the device. This contradicts an earlier report suggesting Quanta would be handling the bulk of the production with Inventec supplementing the supply.Quanta has allegedly received Apple’s heads-up and has…
  • Velvetwire Unveils First Smart USB Charger Powered by Apple HomeKit Technology

    Kelly Hodgkins
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Smart energy company Velvetwire today announced Powerslayer Blu, the latest addition to its Powerslayer lineup of USB chargers. This new model offers Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity and is compatible with Apple's HomeKit technology rolling out with iOS 8. Apple's vision for HomeKit is to make it easy for developers to allow users to control and interact with accessories around the home, leveraging BLE for energy-efficient communications. "We are proud to be among the first group of companies to produce HomeKit-compatible devices," said Eric Bodnar, co-founder and CEO at Velvetwire.
  • Samsung Supplying Apple with Panels for iPad Air 2 and 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Later This Year

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Samsung will supply Apple with displays for the second-generation iPad Air and the 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro' starting later this year, reports Korean-news outlet inews24 (via Digitimes). The Korean company will begin manufacturing the displays in the coming months, as the panels are said to feature IPS technology similar to Apple's current line of iPads. Physical mockup of the second-generation iPad Air If the report is legitimate, it is likely that Apple will have a steady supply of panels for its first batch of iPad Air 2 units, which may launch in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
 
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  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
  • 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
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    Copyblogger

  • The 6-Step Process to Building Better Relationships With a Data-Driven Approach to Outreach

    Selena Narayanasamy
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Outreach is the art of connecting with bloggers or authors and building relationships through social media, email, or other online channels. It’s a subject near and dear to my heart. Earlier this year, I spoke about this topic at Authority Intensive, sharing the insights I learned while down in the trenches — building outreach teams from scratch, and seeing them lose opportunities to gain substantial visibility because of a lack of data-driven research and improper targeting. Truly effective outreach is based upon deep research, relationship-building skills, and a fundamental…
  • 7 Reasons You’ll Want to Start Your Free Trial of the Rainmaker Platform Today

    Brian Clark
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last Monday, we publicly launched the Rainmaker Platform. It’s a complete website solution for content marketers and Internet entrepreneurs. With Rainmaker, you can: Create powerful content-driven websites on your own domains. Build membership sites and online training courses. Sell digital products like software, ebooks, and more. Perform sophisticated online lead generation. Optimize your content for search engines and social networks. Absorb cutting-edge tactics and strategy with included training. Avoid a patchwork of plugins, themes, and complicated code. Forget about upgrades,…
  • How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The infographic is the Salvador Dalí of content marketing. By far the most interesting person at the cocktail party. Who can compete with the thin, longhorn mustache decorated with forget-me-nots? The anteater curled at his feet? His closest peer, the video, dozes near the crackling fire … slippered feet propped up, face buried in a white beard. The podcasts, hovering in the shadows, laugh at all his jokes in between sips of sparkling wine. And the blog posts? Yeah. The blog posts go home to weep themselves to sleep. The infographic holds court. He is the darling of the content…
  • The Lede: Are You Overlooking This Cornerstone of a Smart Content Strategy?

    Jerod Morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday, Brian Clark published a highly anticipated answer to a question that’s been on a lot of entrepreneurial and marketing minds. If you missed it, that question is: Isn’t it time for more power and less hassle from WordPress … without breaking the bank? The answer is yes, of course, and he provides the solution — a turnkey, hosted platform for content management that is already providing the technological engine for many smart content strategies across the globe. But technology is just technology. It will do its part reliably, but you have to do yours too.
  • Introducing Rainmaker: The Complete Solution for Content Marketers and Internet Entrepreneurs

    Brian Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four years ago this month, Copyblogger Media was born. Up until that point, I had launched several businesses off of Copyblogger, with several smart partners. Each of those individual businesses were killing it and had me involved, but those smart individuals weren’t collaborating with each other … because why would they? The five of us convened in a Denver conference room – the first time the group had ever met in person. In just three hours, we worked through the seemingly impossible task of merging five companies into one new entity, with everyone’s equity interest and…
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    Macworld

  • Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    A new hands-on report on the Apple Watch has revealed some new details ahead of the device's early 2015 launch. Writing for A Blog to Watch, Ariel Adams says the Apple Watch will use a dedicated iPhone app to install watch apps, similar to other smartwatches. But more than just acting as a funnel for data, the iPhone will also kick in some computational muscle. By offloading certain processing tasks to the phone, the watch can preserve battery life.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • China’s iPhone 6 approval is good for Apple, bad for smugglers

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Not everyone who waited in long lines outside Apple stores earlier this month was buying a new iPhone for themselves. Many of those buyers were plunking down cash and then hopping flights to China to resell the new devices. But after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were finally cleared for sale in China a month after launching, it looks the party’s over for black market sellers—though the launch will likely send Apple’s revenue soaring.It’s tough to tell how many of the 10 million-plus iPhones Apple sold in three days were churned for a profit in China, but buyers were willing to pay $1,300…
  • Exactly backwards: Apple's security statement is more a PR coup than a nightmare

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Once again it is time to play: Willfully Obtuse or Really That Clueless?! Why is it always so hard to tell? Writing for Business Insider, James Cook goes all-in on the police’s side of the story on smartphone encryption. Surely in this environment of concern about government spying on citizens and the militarization of the police, there’s nothing to be lost by taking the anti-privacy, pro-police side. That’s just common sense. After all, if you have nothing to hide... “POLICE: ‘Apple Will Become The Phone Of Choice For The Pedophile’” (tip o’ the antlers to ghibby!)To read…
  • Google Glass: The fuzzy pink bathrobe of technology

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week we said goodbye to Serenity and this week we welcome Susie Ochs, Macworld’s new executive editor. On our inaugural episode we discuss exactly how unwise it is to use Google Glass while driving, the bunkum behind the bendable iPhone, the private nature of the iPhone 6 models (and how it makes law enforcement unhappy), and Apple and the Smugglers Index.Show notes Driving with Google Glass not a good idea Don't bend it that way: Apple says only nine customers complained of bent iPhones Apple puts iPhones through the wringer to prove #Bendgate is overblown Apple updates privacy…
  • The Basis Peak wants to be the first heart-rate monitoring wristband that isn't a joke

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s finally arrived: an activity-tracking wristband that promises accurate, real-time heart rate monitoring during the heat of exercise. The Basis Peak is lighter, slimmer, brighter and more elegant than the Basis wearable it replaces, and when it goes on sale in early November for $200, it stands a good chance of restoring dignity to the heart-rate monitoring space.  Make no mistake, most wrist-worn wearables have laughable heart-rate tracking features. They can only do heart rate “spot checks” that report how fast your ticker is ticking when you stop whatever you’re doing, and…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “There Are More Bugs In Mobile Than… Particles In The Universe!”

    Vitaly Friedman
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Mobile is a difficult, unpredictable beast. If you run into technical problems in mobile, then you’ll know how annoying fixing them can be. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Peter-Paul Koch to create The Mobile Web Handbook, our practical new guide to dealing with front-end challenges in mobile. The book is finally ready and is now shipping worldwide. It’s available in print and as an eBook.1 2 $39 Print + eBook213Printed, gorgeous hardcover $9.90 eBook4PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle About The Book We have all been there. Whether you are developing a responsive website or an app or just…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2014

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for October 2014. Both…
  • Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design

    Laura Franz
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for “line length”) and its relationship to how people read. 
The popularization of the “ideal measure” has led to advice such as “Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.” While a good measure does improve the reading experience, it’s only one rule for good typography. Another rule is to maintain a comfortable font size. How People Read People read online text to serve their own needs: to find the information they seek, to discover new…
  • Sci-Fi, Frustrations, Flash And Forms: The Typeform Story

    David Okuniev
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Take any new interface design or display technology, and chances are that someone somewhere has already compared it to Minority Report. The 2002 dystopian film, with its see-through screens and gesture-driven interfaces, is remembered more for its futuristic tech than for the insidiousness of the technology — pre-crime prediction — that was its actual focus. It continues to be the standard by which we judge new interfaces. But inspiration doesn’t only come in the form of flashy, futuristic interfaces. At Typeform, we were inspired to simplify online forms by a movie that’s decidedly a…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A WordPress Host

    Mark Gavalda
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    These days you have an awful lot of options for hosting your website, so many that it’s easy to get lost. How much should you pay? Is support important to you, or are you a tinkerer who likes to do your own thing? Put in different terms, are you a master chef who can cook a delicious meal with the right assortment of ingredients, or would you rather go to a nice restaurant and just sit back and enjoy the experience? Let’s dive in. An Overview Of Hosting Categories A couple of years ago, choosing a hosting company was a lot simpler. Shared hosting providers had relatively low prices…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Late-night take on fence jumper

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    John King highlights a joke by Conan on the secret service's inability to stop an unlawful entry into the White House.
  • School-shooting suspect sought

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Authorities are searching for a suspect after a shooting at a high school in Kentucky left one student injured, a spokeswoman said.
  • RAF Tornadoes bomb ISIS heavy weaponry

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    British military aircraft carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq today, Britain's defense ministry said.
  • Did 911 call lead to a killing?

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Jesse Williams says the videotape and 911 call that resulted in police gunning down John Crawford at a Walmart reveals the fatal injustice of racial assumptions.
  • Oklahoma beheading a terrorist act

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Colleen Hufford, 54, was beheaded by Alton Nolen during a surprise attack at a Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma last week, according to police. Thankfully, before the terrorist -- yes, terrorist -- could behead another victim, Traci Johnson, he was shot by the company's CEO, Mark Vaughan, who is also a deputy sheriff.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

    Scott Kelby
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the greatest photographers ever made is having his first solo gallery show, opening this week at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and if you get a chance — you have to see it in person. Here are the details:Who: Joe McNally What: A solo exhibition Where: The Monroe Gallery: 112 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM (link) When: October 3rd thru November 23rd Why:  Because Joe is a photography students will study after we’re all gone.Here’s a link to the gallery’s site with all the details. Hope you get the chance to see it in person.I’m off to Orlando for my…
  • It’s “Update Your Portfolio” Monday

    Scott Kelby
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    OK, we’ve had “Backup Tuesday” and now it’s time for “Update Your Portfolio Monday” — a reminder that it’s time to shake the dust off that portfolio — see if you have newer, better shots that need to be added. Take a look at the sequence (order) of your images and see if they need changing, see if anything needs to come out, and just make sure everything’s up-to-date.So far, I’ve only had enough time to update my Sports Photography Portfolio (here’s the link). I actually added a new category for College Football, and updated my…
  • Trailblazers: A new series on Powerful Women of Photography

    Scott Kelby
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  — our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers — woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry.Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructor herself), just did such a amazing job with this series, and the women you’ll meet, and the stories they tell, will just absolutely captivate you from start to finish. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, make sure you watch any interview…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX Seminar Tour Come spend the day with Corey Barker, the award-winning designer, illustrator and also best-selling author of the book “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Volume 2” as he brings concepts, images and ideas from his book to life in this one-day live training seminar.Join him as he ventures to take your Photoshop skills to the next level and beyond by teaching you how to master the eye-popping techniques used by designers, artists, and photographers all over the world. You will never look at Photoshop the same way again!
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Erik Almås!

    Brad Moore
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I believe there’s opportunity for everyone to have commercial success as a photographer in today’s market. This as long as they have a unique and honest perspective…Hi!I’m excited to be writing for Scott Kelby and the Guest blog Wednesday!I’m also excited about the current state of photography!Really excited!Daily I get questions through e-mail and social media. They span a wide range but the BIG question I get asked, among practical advice on gear, computers and offers of coffee and beer is: “How do I MAKE it as a photographer?”“How do I break into advertising photography and…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 3 Ways to Combat Photography Boredom

    Andrea Minoia
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Boredom is one of the most powerful and inescapable forces on this world and photography is not immune to it. A bored photographer will likely stop to photograph or start producing boring images, which in turns will bore the viewer or client, who will likely stop following or buying the photographer’s boring work. Fighting boredom is, therefore, an absolute priority. When you specialize in a certain kind of photography, after a while you will probably master it. You will know what lens and settings best suit the scene you have in front of you, to get this or that particular mood or…
  • How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

    Monica Day
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom. Watermarks using Photoshop You can create watermarks in Photoshop several different ways. Here are a few of them. 1. Text layer The first way is to create a text layer. This is great for simple word watermarks. You can then write your name or your photography business’ name. From…
  • 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

    William Petruzzo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for your subject. You the photographer, who is creating with integrity, must meet with yourself inside to bring about bold creativity. The subject, likewise, is faced with many insecurities that they may have very little experience with in their day to day lives. They are in a…
  • How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

    Shiv Verma
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images look so harsh?”. Let us first understand the difference in using natural or ambient light and using a flash. With natural light you have little control over intensity, direction, or color. With a flash, you have a lot more control if you can grasp the fundamentals of light and exposure. Using a flash you can control the direction, intensity, color and distribution of the light. A good understanding of how your flash affects the way the…
  • Street Photography Video Tips With Valerie Jardin

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have been a regular co-host or guest on the popular This Week in Photo podcast. Recently they launched their new website and are going to be rolling out new spin off podcasts including one by our very own dPS writer Valerie Jardin on street photography. There is also one by Doug Kaye on gear, and interviews done by the host of TWiP Frederick Van Johnson. You can check out all their shows here. In this first teaser Valerie and Frederick chat about various things regarding street photography, and traveling with your gear. You can see more articles on street photography here: Using Humor In…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Video of Steve Jobs calling out Michael Dell: "We're coming after you buddy"

    Yoni Heisler
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    On October 6, 1997, Dell CEO Michael Dell was asked what he would do to help what was then an ailing Apple. Dell famously responded, "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." Dell's quip, in a few years time,...
  • Belkin intros new Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

    Steven Sande
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mac users who have those speedy Thunderbolt 2 ports on their MacBook Pro with Retina display or Mac Pro now have a wonderful new way to increase the connectivity of their devices. Belkin today released the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (US$299.99),...
  • There's something very disturbing about this Apple service shop ad

    Mike Wehner
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    I don't want to say Macland -- an Apple shop in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland -- has a poor advertising strategy, but if they're relying on ads like this to get foot traffic in the door, they might want to rethink things a little bit. Then again, I'm...
  • Apple releases OS X bash Update 1.0

    Steven Sande
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you've been worried about the recent discovery of a security flaw called Shellshock in the bash UNIX shell, you can rest easier. Apple released OS X bash Update 1.0 to fix the issue, which made it possible for a remote attacker to execute...
  • Those idiot kids who were bending iPhone 6s have (sorta) apologized

    John-Michael Bond
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Yesterday a video of two teenagers going into an Apple Store and forcibly bending an iPhone 6 spread with lightning speed across the internet. Apparently the heat has gotten to the teens, as one of them has issued a profane and half hearted, though...
 
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
  • 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 three-quarter 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,…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more
  • More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more
  • Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've been using a pre-production camera for a couple of days - just long enough to prepare a quick sample gallery. Click through to take a look
  • GoPro announces Hero4 lineup

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    GoPro has announced its new lineup of Hero cameras. The Hero4 Black is a new flagship model capable of 4K video at 30 fps, and will allow for extraction of 8.3MP still images from 4K footage. The Hero4 Silver offers a touch sensitive display and records 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both models will be available October 5. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
  • PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • 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
    (Photo courtesy of Fotolia.com) 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…
  • 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…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Foxconn Hiring More Workers to Help with Strong Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Foxconn has begun another large-scale hiring effort for its factories in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou in order to help out with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus production, reports Digitimes. Because working on assembly lines is no longer as attractive as before for workers in China, Foxconn is having issues recruiting sufficient numbers of workers. The company has been hosting hiring events recently to maintain its manpower, the sources added. The report notes that Apple's goal to launch its new handsets in 115 countries by the end of 2014 also pushed Foxconn to start another round of large-scale…
  • Apple Receives Second and Final License Needed to Start iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has given Apple the second and final regulatory license it needs to begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, reports Reuters. Apple received the first regulatory license from the Chinese government earlier this month, and it is now likely that both new handsets will launch in the country soon. A supposed internal memo addressed to Apple retail employees in China spotted yesterday stated that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would go on sale starting October 10. The iPhone 6 originally launched in the first wave of…
  • Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Enabled 'Up' App Featuring Personalized Fitness Advice

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    Jawbone has launched its new Up app for the iPhone, which utilizes Apple's Health app and HealthKit to track and deliver advice based on a user's diet and physical activity. Not to be confused with Jawbone's other Up app, this newest app does not require the company's fitness tracker and works with over a hundred apps and devices, including MyFitnessPal, Strava Running and Cycling, IFTTT, and more. Information from meals logged throughout the day can be used to help generate nutritional advice, while data from workouts can be used to help set goals for the future. The Up app also allows users…
  • iOS 8 Safari Supports Animated PNG Images

    Arnold Kim
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    With the release of iOS 8, Safari has gained the ability to display Animated PNGs (APNGs). Originally proposed in 2004 as a replacement to animated GIF images, APNGs offers more color and transparency support over GIFs. The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is a non-standard extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification. It allows for animated PNG files that work similarly to animated GIF files, while supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency not available for GIFs. It also retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files.The APNG…
  • AT&T Doubling Data on Mobile Share Value Plans in Limited Time Promotion

    Richard Padilla
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AT&T today announced that it is launching a new limited-time promotion for its Mobile Share Value Plans, offering double the amount of data for new and existing customers with monthly data plans of 15GB or more. Under the promotion, customers with monthly shared data plans of 15GB will now be receiving 30GB of data, while those on 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, and 50GB plans will see an increase to 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB of data, respectively. In order to receive the promotion, new and existing customers must sign up by October 31. The promotional pricing applies to new and existing customers who…
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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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