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  • 7 ingredients of a natural leader

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    You know those people you can't help but follow, the ones who people say were born to lead? Just because you haven't earned that honor yet doesn't mean there isn't hope, but the traits of a natural leader as outlined by Carolyn Gregoire at Huffington Post may surprise you, though we have to admit, she paints a picture of the kind of person we'd like to follow.
  • Polar Bears Shut Down Halloween in Northern Canada Community

    Mashable
    Patrick Kulp
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Frightening others has always been a big part of trick-or-treating tradition. But when it comes to polar bears, the fear is a bit too real for the small Inuit hamlet of Arviat in Canada's northernmost Nunavut territory. The hamlet decided it will be holding all Halloween festivities indoors this year due to an increase in polar bear sightings this fall. Residents have seen an upswing in the number of bears wandering into town in recent years as warmer winters have diverted the animal's migration route to pass directly by the community of roughly 2,000 people See also: Google Street View Maps…
  • 5 Practical Things Men Can Do For Gender Equality At Work

    Fast Company
    Kathleen Davis
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    "Raising awareness" is fine, but if you want to be a part of bringing about real change, there's a lot of work to be done.There is no shortage of advice for women who want a more level playing field at work:Read Full Story
  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Shares His Vision For The Future Of Bitcoin

    TechCrunch
    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
     Right after opening its doors to Europe, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joined Alex Wilhelm on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to discuss the future of bitcoin. The conversation covered everything happening right now around bitcoin, from regulatory issues to bitcoin’s price downfall, merchant adoption and new innovative bitcoin use cases. Read More
  • Biggest vs. best

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    There's not much overlap. Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's almost never present in the thing that is the most popular. The best restaurant, Seinfeld episode, political candidate, brand of beer, ski slope, NASDAQ stock, you name it. Compare them to the most popular. Big is a choice. So is best.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 7 ingredients of a natural leader

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    You know those people you can't help but follow, the ones who people say were born to lead? Just because you haven't earned that honor yet doesn't mean there isn't hope, but the traits of a natural leader as outlined by Carolyn Gregoire at Huffington Post may surprise you, though we have to admit, she paints a picture of the kind of person we'd like to follow.
  • Wikipedia’s wacky deleted titles list

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    There's a little bit of everything in the Wild West that is the Internet, and nowhere is that more apparent than on the Wikipedia page devoted to wacky deleted titles.
  • Wonderful underwater illusions without special effects [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Need something a little magical right about now? Then take a few minutes to wonder at the work of The Ocean Brothers, winners of the World ShootOut 2014 festival, and no wonder; is that guy walking on water?!
  • How to attack your to-do list with a vengeance

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Generally, the most vicious thing we do to a to-do list is rip it into shreds because the sheer length is too much for a rational mind to contemplate knowing there are only twenty-four hours in a day. All that is about to change for the better thanks to these tips on how to battle those endless obligations and come out on top for once.
  • A look into the venture capital industry [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    If there are two phrases that get an entrepreneur's adrenaline pumping, they're "venture capitalists" and "angel investors," so this infographic all about this industry is guaranteed to give those small businesses with big dreams a rush.
 
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    Mashable

  • Polar Bears Shut Down Halloween in Northern Canada Community

    Patrick Kulp
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Frightening others has always been a big part of trick-or-treating tradition. But when it comes to polar bears, the fear is a bit too real for the small Inuit hamlet of Arviat in Canada's northernmost Nunavut territory. The hamlet decided it will be holding all Halloween festivities indoors this year due to an increase in polar bear sightings this fall. Residents have seen an upswing in the number of bears wandering into town in recent years as warmer winters have diverted the animal's migration route to pass directly by the community of roughly 2,000 people See also: Google Street View Maps…
  • Hey Kids, Gandalf Wants You to Study

    Max Knoblauch
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Sir Ian McKellen offered up a bit of memorable Middle Earth-inspired advice when visiting South West England's Chew Valley School on October 17 According to the Lord of the Rings actor's Twitter account, he was there to speak to staff and students about gay issues. Addressing a large group of students who'd gathered outside of the library window, McKellen repurposed a classic film line to warn what would happen if they didn't study. Drake's Basketball Skills Started From the Bottom, Still There Gwen Stefani Drops 'Baby Don't Lie' From First New Album Since 2006 Ylvis Gives Their Talented…
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': What Happens When Everyone Brings Their A-Game

    Josh Dickey
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    Where last week’s Dancing With the Stars performances brought us a night full of surprises (and by that I mean letdown, lackluster performances, even from the good ones), Monday night was quite the opposite: The top stars shined as always, but some of the regularly low-scoring couples brought their A-Game. Where Derek and Bethany, Alfonso and Witney and Sadie and Mark all had pretty stellar routines (and probably the best dances of the night), breakout performances also came from Jonathan and Allison and Michael and Emma, who each blew my socks off. SEE ALSO: Alfonso Ribeiro Finally Did…
  • Dyson Enters Humidifier Market, Says Other Humidifiers Make You Sick

    Rex Santus
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Dyson thinks your humidifier is gross. You might use in a humidifier, especially in the colder months, to help with dry skin, nosebleeds and other winter ailments. But these machines don't treat the water they disperse into the room. So Dyson thinks they can act as a sort of germ cannon that could actually contribute to cold- or flu-like symptoms, rather than preventing them. See also: Dyson Robot Vacuum Is Real and It Sees Everything To stop that, the British company — better known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers — has engineered its own device, simply called the Dyson…
  • Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years in Jail for Killing His Girlfriend

    Jenni Ryall
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    South African double-amuptee Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum of five years imprisonment for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. The double-amputee Olympian was also sentenced to three years in prison for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant in a separate incident weeks before Steenkamp's 2013 shooting death. Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered that sentence to be wholly suspended. See also: The Oscar Pistorius Verdict: What to Expect From South Africa The judge asked Pistorius to stand for the sentence at the climax of the months-long…
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  • 5 Practical Things Men Can Do For Gender Equality At Work

    Kathleen Davis
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    "Raising awareness" is fine, but if you want to be a part of bringing about real change, there's a lot of work to be done.There is no shortage of advice for women who want a more level playing field at work:Read Full Story
  • Battle Of The Blades: The Best Juicer For Your Dollar

    Lesley Stockton, The Sweethome
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Sweethome juiced 25 pounds of fruit in a quest to discover the ultimate juicing machine.After pushing almost 25 pounds of leafy, crunchy, pulpy produce through nine top machines, we think the Tribest Slowstar ($380) is the best and most versatile juicer for the home. Its single vertical auger turns at a slow 47 rpm, making it one of the slowest juicers available--key for getting maximum nutrients and enzymes from produce--and it still yielded more juice than nearly every other model we tested, meaning there's less going to waste. It comes with a 10-year warranty on parts and the motor, so…
  • Social Media Actually Reduces Political Extremism, Study Says

    Peter Wade
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Social media users are exposed to more political diversity than they expect, and that has an important and unexpected effect.Conventional wisdom says that social media leads to groupthink, as users can tune out anyone they don't agree with. But a new study says that social media isn't as much of an "echo-chamber" as it's accused of being--and the effect can make people more politically moderate.Read Full Story
  • Peek Inside The Fossil-Filled Bowels Of The American Natural History Museum

    John Brownlee
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Mastodon skulls, cryogenics, and more images from Fast Company's behind-the-scenes tour.Last week, a group of around 30 attendees of Fast Company's Innovation By Design Conference descended upon New York's American Natural History Museum to get a special backstage tour. Our photographers were on hand to capture the sights: a room stuffed with cryogenically frozen flesh of tens of thousands of animal and plant species, and an entire floor of the museum's warehouse turned over to mastodon skulls.Read Full Story
  • Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter--To Fight Cyberbullying

    Chris Gayomali
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Internet's first mass-scale victim is pushing back.As part of a campaign to raise awareness in the fight against online bullying, Vanity Fair contributor (and, yes, former White House intern) Monica Lewinsky has decided to jump headfirst into one of the grouchiest, most inhospitable echo chambers on the Internet: Twitter.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Shares His Vision For The Future Of Bitcoin

    Romain Dillet
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
     Right after opening its doors to Europe, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joined Alex Wilhelm on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to discuss the future of bitcoin. The conversation covered everything happening right now around bitcoin, from regulatory issues to bitcoin’s price downfall, merchant adoption and new innovative bitcoin use cases. Read More
  • Watch The Disrupt London Live Stream Right Here!

    Jordan Crook
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today. We’ll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more. Read More
  • Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Brings Fund To Europe, Invests In Startupbootcamp FinTech

    Steve O'Hear
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
     Aiming to build a bridge between East and West — specifically, Singapore and London — the Singaporean state-funded VC Infocomm Investments is extending its $200 million fund to European tech startups, including investing in the London-based fintech accelerator run by Startupbootcamp. The idea is to help the European/London startups it invests in to access markets in Singapore and… Read More
  • GrabTaxi Raises $65 Million To Increase The Competition With Uber In Southeast Asia

    Jon Russell
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
     You’d be forgiven for thinking that the taxi app war is exclusively a U.S. phenomenon, such is the fierce battle between Uber and Lyft, but similar rivalries are actually ongoing across other parts of the world. The battle is heating up in Southeast Asia today, after GrabTaxi — a Malaysia-headquarted company that is active in six countries — announced a $65 million… Read More
  • Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M

    Ingrid Lunden,Sarah Buhr
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
     Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game. The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll, the cross-platform digital video advertising service. TechCrunch has heard that term sheets have been signed, and that the price, if the deal is completed, could be anywhere from… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Biggest vs. best

    Seth Godin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    There's not much overlap. Regardless of how you measure 'best' (elegance, deluxeness, impact, profitability, ROI, meaningfulness, memorability), it's almost never present in the thing that is the most popular. The best restaurant, Seinfeld episode, political candidate, brand of beer, ski slope, NASDAQ stock, you name it. Compare them to the most popular. Big is a choice. So is best.        
  • "Desire is full of endless distances"

    Seth Godin
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Just one more level on this game, she says. Once I get to level 68, I'll be done. Just one more tweak to the car, they beg. Once we bump up the mileage, we'll be done. Just one more lotion, she asks. Once I put that on, my skin will be perfect and I'll be done. Of course, the result isn't the point. The mileage or the ranking or slightly more alabaster or ebony isn't the point. The point is the longing. Desire can't be sated, because if it is, the longing disappears and then we've failed, because desire is the state we seek. We've expanded our desire for ever more human connection into a…
  • "Google it!"

    Seth Godin
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    The job is no longer to recite facts, to read the bio out loud, to explain something better found or watched online. No, the job is to personally and passionately make us care enough to look up the facts for ourselves.  When you introduce a concept, or a speaker, or an opportunity, skip the reading of facts. Instead, make a passionate pitch that drives inquiry. In the audience, in your employees, in your customers... The only reason people don't look it up is that they don't care, not that they're unable. So, your job is to get them to care enough. [You can even send them…
  • Famous to the family

    Seth Godin
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    There is famous and there is famous to the family. Cousin Aaron is famous to my family. Or, to be less literal, the family of people like us might understand that Satya the milliner or perhaps Sarma Melngailis or Peter Olotka are famous. And famous to the family is precisely the goal of just about all marketing now. You don't need to be Nike or Apple or GE. You need to be famous to the small circle of people you are hoping will admire and trust you. Your shoe store needs to be famous to the 300 shoe shoppers in your town. Your retail consulting practice needs to be famous to 100 people at ten…
  • "Let's go around the room"

    Seth Godin
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you say that in a meeting, you've failed. You've abdicated responsibility and just multiplied the time wasted by the number of people in the room. When we go around the room, everyone in the room spends the entire time before their turn thinking about what to say, and working to say something fairly unmemorable. And of course, this endless litany of 'saying' leads to little in the way of listening or response or interaction or action of any kind. The worst example I ever saw of this was when Barry Diller did it in a meeting with 220 attendees. More than two hours later, everyone in the…
 
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    WIRED

  • The Best Biology Photos of the Year

    Betsy Mason
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The winners of the Society of Biology's third annual photography contest include amazing images of a haunting leopard, an otherworldly spider, and Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring. The post The Best Biology Photos of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
  • Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer

    Jakob Schiller
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate, revealing images that peer into an often dangerous world. “I felt like it was my own version of the […] The post Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Is the Internettiest Music Video That Ever Internetted

    Max Ufberg
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Bots' new video for "All I Really Want" imagines the song as a "BotsFeed" listicle, where Fresh Prince GIFs and cute pandas reign supreme. The post This Is the Internettiest Music Video That Ever Internetted appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles

    Marcus Wohlsen
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Nielsen ratings have long held huge sway over the business of television, but television isn’t like it used to be. So, on Tuesday, Nielsen announced that it’s expanding its ratings system to all kinds of digital content to give both its creators and advertisers a more meaningful way to measure popularity in the online […] The post Nielsen Will Soon Rate Everything on the Web, From Videos to Articles appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Dr. Who Game Teaches Kids to Code

    Robert McMillan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Doctor Who is facing a new challenge: teaching your nine-year-old how to code. No, it may not be as daunting as a Cybermen invasion. But for you kid, it could be as fun as it is educational. On Wednesday, the BBC will launch a game called “The Doctor and the Dalek.” Designed by Dr. […] The post New Dr. Who Game Teaches Kids to Code appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

    Stacey Roberts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, you’re ensuring all posts have a Pinnable image, and you’re Instagramming the behind-the-scenes for your followers. You’re working hard, commenting on other blogs, finding interesting things to retweet, staying up half the night with your editorial calendar, reading sites like this one…
  • Top Five Things to Learn from the Greggs vs Google Twitter Debacle

    Stacey Roberts
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mark Potter. Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain, famed for its sausage rolls and steak bakes. They have always enjoyed a strong social media presence, winning a Digital Impact Award in 2013 for a ‘Sandwich Maker’ Facebook app. As a relatively low-budget food chain, they are a popular target for online abuse. As a result, they have already developed a robust strategy for dealing with complaints and controversy: Things turned particularly sour in August, when the Google algorithm accidentally replaced the official Greggs logo with a highly offensive…
  • How Blogging In College Got Me My First Job

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This is a guest contribution from PR specialist Caitlin Dodds. I remember sitting alone in the airport with three hours to kill before my flight to Madrid. Squirming on the hard plastic chairs at my boarding gate with my laptop perched on my knees, I typed my first post on my new study abroad blog. You know the saying, “the rest is history”? Well, that cold January day is a big part of where I am today because my little study abroad blog helped determine my career and land my first job. Here’s how I did it. Getting Started with my Travel Blog All my friends that had spent time in Europe…
  • Your Blog as Part of an Overarching Business Strategy

    Guest Blogger
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu. So you have a business blog (you DO have a blog for your business, yes?). Well it’s a great decision, and a decision that is growing in popularity. In a 2012 HubSpot study, 62% of respondents claimed to run a company blog. A number which has consistently grown from 52% back in 2009. Today is also not the first time somebody tells you a blog will bring several advantages to your business. You’ve heard professionals tell you that writing blog posts gives you the opportunity to leverage the human side of your business. Or to showcase…
  • How to Write Successful Emails (and Improve Open Rates)

    Guest Blogger
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Email is the key to a strong online presence. Like a binder to a book, so is the email list to blog/website. If used incorrectly, email marketing can destroy your business or it can build it into an empire. Strategy combined with creativity creates amazing profits and engagement. What’s the best way to write successful emails? You must think as if you’re the receiving email user. What would you hope to see? As an email user I look for emails that do one of the three if not all three:   Connect with me Add value to my life Helps me reach my…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

    Whitson Gordon
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the links below to find out how to do it on either a Windows PC or a Mac , and how to prevent others from doing the same to you .Read more...
  • The CIA Escape and Evasion Survival Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CIA agents to be prepared for everything and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.Read more...
  • Learn About Music Theory with This Easy to Understand Online Book

    Patrick Allan
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you've always wanted to learn more about song writing and the structure of music, but don't know where to start, this free online book is filled to the brim with pages that make understanding music theory easy.Read more...
  • Prep Your Yard for the Winter Months with Help from This Graphic

    Patrick Allan
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The harsh cold of winter can do a number on your yards if you don't take the proper precautions. This handy graphic has tips for preparing your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden, so everything comes back bright and healthy next spring.Read more...
  • Rethread a Drawstring with a Safety Pin

    Patrick Allan
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Losing the drawstring in your sweatpants, hoodie, or gym shorts is frustrating because getting it back in—and all the way through—is a pain. With a safety pin, and a little patience, you can once again ensure that your sweatpants will stay on.Read more...
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  • 2014 Mac Mini Teardown Highlights Increased Difficulty For User Upgradability

    Husain Sumra
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    iFixIt has conducted their teardown of the brand new Mac mini, finding that the new device is more difficult to open than previous models. They've also discovered that the RAM is soldered onto the machine, which was first discovered late last week. The team found that gaining entry into the new desktop is more difficult than previous models. Instead of a twistable bottom cover, the new Mac mini requires a plastic opening tool to pop off the cover. Underneath that is a new solid door that blocks easy access to the RAM and fan. The door uses what iFixIt calls "the smallest Torx Security screw"…
  • Spotlight Suggestions Sends Minimum Amount of Data to Apple, Exact Location and IP Addresses Not Collected

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Following the release of OS X Yosemite with new Spotlight Suggestions, some users noted that Apple's Spotlight privacy policy began offering a warning letting users know that search terms were being uploaded to Apple's servers, with some of the info being forwarded to Microsoft's Bing search engine. The search terms were being shared with Apple in order to enable Spotlight's new capabilities, which include searching sources like the Mac App Store, Wikipedia, and the web. When you use Spotlight, your search queries, the Spotlight Suggestions you select, and related usage data will be sent to…
  • iOS 8.1 Brings iCloud Photo Library to All Users, With Images Accessible on iOS Devices, iCloud.com

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    iOS 8.1, released to the public earlier today, included Apple Pay support as its most notable feature, but it also brought several other updates to the mobile operating system, including iCloud Photo Library. With iOS 8.1, the iCloud Photo Library beta is now available to all iOS 8 users, as is a new iCloud Photos app that can be found within iCloud.com. First introduced during WWDC, iCloud Photo Library stores all of the photos and videos that a user takes in iCloud, making them available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Macs through iCloud.com. It will also work with the Photos app that…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Demand 'Far Outstripping' Supply

    Richard Padilla
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on the balance between supply and demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during today's earnings call, stating that demand is far outstripping supply despite a satisfactory production ramp-up. Cook noted that available data makes it unclear as to when supply will catch up with demand, and that the company was "not close" to having a balance between supply and demand at the end of Q4 2014. Supplies for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have remained tight since the launch of both devices last month, as new iPhone 6 orders still show a shipping estimate of 7-10…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Apple's 'Creative Engine' Has Never Been Stronger

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    During today's fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that "obviously" the company is working on new products, but that he was going to keep things in the "cone of silence."I'm not sure what to say. I'm not going to give any hints. We look at a lot of different things and we're fortunate to have a lot of creative people here that want to change the world and have a lot of great ideas.Cook went on to say that Apple's "creative engine" had never been stronger and the company had never been more passionate, as evidenced with Apple's recent launches of Apple Pay and Apple…
 
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  • Bravery is Contagious

    Chris Brogan
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    I recently watched my friend, Matt Ridings give a very personal speech, wherein which he talked about culture and how culture is living content. It was mind-blowing especially insofar as how Matt told a very personal story and then a story everyone over twelve years old knows. In the process, though the speech itself was magical, I just kept thinking about the bravery Matt demonstrated in telling the tale the way he wanted to tell it. Bravery is Contagious Yesterday, I gave a speech at PubCon wherein which I decided to tell an audience of hardcore Internet marketers about the vital importance…
  • Building a Culture of High Performance Training

    Chris Brogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    In working through my new course, The Owner’s Heart, we had to understand what was required for an owner to have a successful journey from a life (and job) being led by others to picking up the capabilities and connections required to own your choices and your business as well. Just like it says here at [chrisbrogan.com], “you can’t own your business, until you own your life,” I knew that I had to explain how one moves from that sense that you’re not quite making it to that deeply-felt knowledge that you’re on the path towards what you want to accomplish.
  • 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…
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    Copyblogger

  • Guest Posting Best Practices From Copyblogger’s Guest Post Gatekeeper

    Stefanie Flaxman
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many years ago, when I began developing my personal guest posting strategy, Copyblogger sat atop my “Where I Want to Guest Post” list. Five years later, I achieved my goal. So, how did I spend the time between making my list and May 23, 2013 when my first blog post appeared on Copyblogger? Rigorously practicing my writing, of course. Although I had high hopes of guest posting for Copyblogger during the early stages of my online copy editing business, it was my rejection from Copyblogger that shaped my subsequent guest posting success. Ironically, it also led me to my current…
  • Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

    Erika Napoletano
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever stared at something, knowing you’re doing everything right, but it still won’t … freaking … work? That’s how Copyblogger has felt about its Facebook page for quite some time. As of today, the page has 38,000 “fans,” but Copyblogger’s presence on Facebook has not been beneficial for the brand or its audience. Just over three months ago, Brian Clark reached out to me for some extra help on the page. He thought that, given the success I have with my own Facebook page, several others I’ve managed for clients over the years, and…
  • 5 Ways to Prevent Business Burnout When Your Inspiration Starts to Flicker

    Amy Harrison
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a space as fast-paced as the Internet, you know there are many tasks you “should” perform to reach more people with your story. You’re well-aware of other businesses with meteoric rises to fame and companies thrown into the spotlight seemingly overnight. In order to seize opportunities, you know you have to stay ahead of the game with relentless focus. So when it comes to creating content, there is palpable pressure and stress to get everything right. If you feel a little frazzled by all of your content marketing duties, here are five ways to keep your cool and stay on…
  • Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories

    Julia Ogden
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Writing well-structured articles that inform, educate, and entertain is not as easy as it looks. There are billions of webpages out there that contain poorly written, unimaginative, boring content. But those aren’t the descriptions you want associated with the media you produce, right? As all content marketers who want to grow their digital media platforms know, audiences reward websites that offer special resources, whether they’re up-to-date blogs, in-depth ebooks, smart podcasts, or evergreen whitepapers. There is, of course, a definite knack to writing well, especially about a…
  • 25 Ideas to Transform Ho-Hum Infographics into Something Extraordinary

    Barry Feldman
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few weeks ago here on Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth presented the infographic as the Salvador Dalí of content marketing — the most interesting person at the cocktail party. More than just a superficial presence, an infographic is a significant asset pillar with diverse possibilities that help you grow your media empire. Today, let’s equate the Internet to the world of pop music. In this case, infographics are The Beatles. They’re irresistible. They create massive hits. At their best, they balance style and substance. They can be relentlessly imaginative. And like John,…
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    Macworld

  • Bottom line: Should you upgrade to OS X Yosemite?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    Recently we’ve covered OS X Yosemiteup one side and down the other. Read through our guides for installing Yosemite; getting familiar with the new operating system’s design; putting Handoff and Continuity to good use; and learning about changes to Safari, Notification Center, Spotlight, and Mail, Messages, and Calendars. That should give you a pretty fair idea of the changes Apple has wrought with Yosemite. Equipped with this knowledge it’s time to ask the important question: Should I update or not?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Low end theory: Apple could do better to price its products more evenly

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    When Apple announced the new lineup of iPads and Mac minis last week, I noticed a disturbing trend. We're used to Apple making the best products in every category and charging appropriately for them. When people complain to me that you can get Windows computers for less, I point out that you can't get comparable Windows computers for less. But if you look across Apple's product lineup, many of the low-end offerings really stands out—and not in a good way. Many of them come across as unnecessarily hobbled devices, and while there might be a few instances where they'd be serviceable, I can't…
  • Apps to discover and learn more about classical music

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Classical music is proving to withstand the tests of time, so you might be wondering how an app can help get you more in touch with this rich, inspiring art form. Sure, you may already consider yourself a classical music buff, but there’s always more you can learn about how orchestras work, or how certain classical works are constructed. Or perhaps you enjoy classical music and want to immerse yourself into the genre some more, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you have kids, and you want to introduce them to classical music in a fun way.I looked at a number of apps—and some…
  • Why Apple Pay could even be a big deal for Android users

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that’s already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off. Clunky implementations, lack of widespread acceptance and poor user knowledge have hampered NFC technology, but some in the payments industry are hoping Apple Pay has an impact far beyond iPhone 6 users. “I think without a doubt, Apple has a unique place in the mobile ecosystem, with hardware, software and services,” said James Anderson, senior vice president of emerging payments at MasterCard. He said…
  • IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Apple’s iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company’s profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014. Apple’s net profit was US$8.5 billion during the quarter, up from $7.5 billion in the same quarter one year ago, the company said on Monday. Revenue was $42.1 billion for the quarter ending on Sept. 27, growing from $37.5 billion in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected revenue of $39.88 billion for the quarter. IPhone shipments were 39.27 million units in the fourth quarter, increasing from 33.8 million units in same…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner’s Guide

    Pierre Croft
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before. It refers to the organization of the information on your website and how it all fits together. When planning your IA, involve users of your website in the process as soon as you can. In this article, we’ll discuss card sorting, a tried and true technique for doing just that. We’ll go through some practical tips for running a card-sorting session, and also cover some examples. What Is Information Architecture? One of the great things about modern web design is the way it considers users’ needs from…
  • Be A Better Designer By Eating An Elephant

    Alexander Charchar
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    I can’t imagine any other industry in which so much change happens so quickly. If you stop paying attention for a week, it can feel like you’ve not been listening for a year. There’s so much to learn. Falling behind is easy, too. We might be in the middle of a major project, so we put off learning about this newfangled thing called Sass or Node.js or even quickly experimenting with the new Bootstrap or Foundation that everyone is raving about. Before we know it, we have these elephants of missing knowledge wandering around our minds, reminding us of what we should know and do but…
  • Freebie: Touristic Icons (100 Icons, PNG, SVG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Icons are a lot like real monuments — they can both be easily recognized. Today’s icon set consists of a set of vector icons that represent monuments across the globe, so they can be literally used anywhere. This colorful set was carefully designed by Freepik131 and is completely free to use for commercial as well as your personal projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. This icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported2. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles…
  • CSS-Only Solution For UI Tracking

    Krasimir Tsonev
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    The web is growing up. We are building applications that work entirely in the browser. They are responsive; they have tons of features and work under many devices. We enjoy providing high-quality code that is well structured and tested. But what matters in the end is the impact for clients. Are they getting more products sold or are there more visitors for their campaign sites? The final results usually show if our project is successful. And we rely on statistics as a measuring tool. We all use instruments like Google Analytics1. It is a powerful way to collect data. In this article, we will…
  • Ready For Retina HD: Create Pixel-Perfect Assets For Multiple Scale Factors

    Karsten Bruns
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The 6 Plus is the first iPhone that sports a “Retina HD” display — the sharpest display Apple has ever made. It forces designers to provide an additional set of image resources to developers to match that sharpness. We needed only one set of assets for the original iPhone up to iPhone 3GS. And when iPhone 4 came out with the Retina display, we also needed 2x assets — images twice as detailed. Now, with the display of the 6 Plus being even more detailed than that of the iPhone 4, we will also need to provide 3x assets. The numbers 1x, 2x and 3x are also called “scale…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mykii Liu!

    Brad Moore
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Melissa NiuI am passionate about photography. By that I mean, photography bugs the living crap out of me and nags at me when I don’t end up having the time to satisfy the craving that I have for it. It drives me crazy. It keeps me up at night. Frustrated. Photography frustrates to the point that I become helpless and want to lash out at the world for the inability to properly express what I envision in my mind, my heart, or my eyes.And I love it: this calming expression when you’re at peace with it. I love it so much that I strive to continually exercise the part of my lungs that…
  • My Local Walk in London (and being a walker in Bath)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    When I woke up Saturday morning in London, I opened the drapes in my hotel room and all I could hear was rain and it was dark gray as far as I could see. When Brad and I got to my walk’s meeting spot, the weather had cleared for what would turn out to be an absolutely beautiful day, with a group of really lovely people.Above: Here’s the map of my walk route. Well, the starting points and ending points are correct, and several of the red routes are correct at times. I like to think we “modified” the walk rather than hitting an expected dead-end and locked gates that…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 7 Tips for Doing More Meaningful Street Photography

    James Maher
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Donut, American Apparel, NYC. Yes, someone thought this was a good idea. While it takes time to master the technical skills needed to excel at street photography, I think the most difficult aspect of the genre is trying to figure out what you are trying to capture. I get this question a lot, “What should I be looking for?” This is why street photography is a genre where experience is second to none. You can get comfortable capturing strangers candidly, you can learn to technically capture your images perfectly, but finding your voice is something that takes years of experience,…
  • How Connecting with Vendors Can Help Skyrocket Your Wedding Photography Business

    Esther deBoer
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I started out as a photographer, I had a lot of fun and luck with connecting with vendors to boost my business. Here are a few tips to help you start or boost your wedding photography business. No portfolio yet? Reach out to vendors in your area I was very active on Twitter when I just started out and noticed some rather under-lit and over-exposed pictures of beautiful cakes from a cake designer. I offered to create better images for her to make her website look better and to create a portfolio for me. She turned out to be very active on social media and in the press, so she landed lots…
  • 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

    James Maher
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the same small group of errors that are repeated constantly, particularly by less experienced photographers. Please keep in mind that all of these common mistakes can also be advantages when done well and with purpose. This article is not about those times, but is an observation about how often I see them done the wrong way. As a photographer, you need to build the right foundation of skills before you can successfully veer away from them. The Most…
  • How to Reduce Noise with Photo Ninja

    Suzi Pratt
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Reducing noise in a digital photo is a hot topic, particularly for photographers who frequently shoot at high ISOs. Even if you’re not a typical low light shooter, the temptation may arise with some of the newer digital cameras that offer incredibly high ISO speeds which still produce pretty pleasing images, even with noise. There are many factors that can produce noise in your images, and there are many ways to reduce or sometimes even avoid noise all together. This article in particular will highlight one post-processing trick to reduce noise using a third party plugin called…
  • How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

    Jim Hamel
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a small aperture to get a nice wide depth of field. But still, you know that not everything in your frame will be sharp. The fact is that lenses just cannot keep everything – from what is right in front of you all the way to the horizon – acceptably sharp at the same time. You can focus on something very close at the risk of blurring the background. Or you can focus on something far away and risk blurring your foreground elements. So…
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • 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…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Sony develops sensor capable of rendering color images at 0.005 lux

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Sony has introduced a new CMOS sensor, calling it the highest sensitivity sensor of its kind. Developed for automotive use, the new chip can capture color images in light conditions down to 0.005 lux. The sensor is 1/3-inch type with 1.27 effective megapixels, and supports a Wide Dynamic Range system that uses extended exposure times rather than using multiple exposures. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    With all the talk about new equipment at this time of year it's worth remembering why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Documentary And Street photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. Click through to take a look at our favorites
  • Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nature photographer Erez Marom captures a wide range of subjects, from macro shots of insects to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes. In this article, he shares images from a very unusual location - the ghost town of Kolmanskop, in Namibia. Abandoned over fifty years ago, Kolmanskop was a diamond-mining town, and is currently being reclaimed by the desert. Click through to take a look at Erez Marom's images and learn about his process
  • Fotodiox creates 'Tough E-Mount' for Sony E & FE-mount cameras

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony's NEX and Alpha range of E and FE-mount cameras have a lot going for them, but some users have reported a 'wiggle' in the lensmount, especially when heavier lenses, or third-party optics via adapters are used. Fotodiox thinks it has the answer with its new 'Tough E-Mount' - literally a replacement lensmount for E and FE-mount cameras. With a single metal ring replacing the two (one metal, one plastic) originally attached to the camera, the Tough E-Mount should (according to the manufacturer) eliminate any movement between camera and lens. Click through for more details
  • Lee Filters introduces Landscape Polariser with built-in warm-up

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    British filter manufacturer Lee Filters has announced a new polarising filter that features a built-in warm-up effect that it says is aimed at landscape photographers. The 105mm Landscape Polariser has been designed with a shallow mount and with a 105mm diameter so that it will be useful for wide angle views, with the company suggesting it will be compatible with focal lengths as wide as 16mm on full frame SLRs. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
  • 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…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Looking to Produce More iPhone 6 Plus Units Due to Strong Demand in China

    Richard Padilla
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Apple may consider shifting even more of its iPhone production balance towards the iPhone 6 Plus due to higher than expected demand for the larger phone in China, reports Digitimes. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus launched in China last Friday following a successful week of pre-orders, as the report notes that consumers have shown a strong preference for the larger device. As a result, Apple may be forced to shift more production capacity to the 5.5-inch model, said the sources, adding that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supply ratio is likely to change to 55:45 from 70:30 or 65:35 set…
  • iOS 8.1: 'Text Message Forwarding' Activation Requires iMessage Email Address

    Arnold Kim
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.1 which introduced number of new features to iOS and Yosemite. One of the anticipated features was SMS Text Message Forwarding, which allows SMS messages received by your iPhone to be mirrored on your iPad or Mac running OS X Yosemite. Several of our forum members had difficulty activating the feature, as the required activation code would never appear on their Macs or iPads. MacRumors reader Michael wrote in with this solution which requires an email address to be activated in iMessage:...you need to have your email address turned on for iMessage on your…
  • Royals and Giants Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay for Concessions During World Series

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and AT&T Park in San Francisco will accept the new Apple Pay mobile payments program beginning tomorrow with Game One of the World Series in Kansas City. Fans who attend games at the two participating stadiums will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase food and beverages at concession stands, thanks to a partnership between MLB Advanced Media and MasterCard.We thank MasterCard for its great involvement in bringing another simple and secure mobile technology to baseball fans," said Noah Garden, EVP, Revenue, MLBAM. "Introducing this service underscores the…
  • iTunes by the Numbers: $4.6B Revenue for Q4, $18B Total Revenue in 2014, 85B App Store Downloads

    Juli Clover
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    During its financial results call covering the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter of 2014), Apple shared details on the success of its iTunes Store, which has become an increasingly important revenue source for the company in recent years, mainly due to the ever-growing popularity of the App Store. $4.6 billion in revenue marks Apple's most successful iTunes quarter ever, up $2 billion from last year, and its $18 billion in revenue for 2014 is $2b higher than last year's $16 billion in total iTunes revenue. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple hit an all time…
  • Apple Sells 12.3 Million iPads in Q4 2014, Sales Down for Third Quarter in a Row

    Richard Padilla
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Apple's iPad sales are down for the third straight quarter according to the company's earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, selling a total of 12.3 iPads which is down from 14.1 million units in the year-ago quarter. The company has sold 68 million iPads in 2014 and has sold 237.5 million iPads total. The news comes after the company announced its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 last week at its special media event. Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented that the drop in iPad sales over the past two quarters was just a "speed bump" for Apple. In the company's third-quarter…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Japan: Wagyu, ramen, sake

    hiufu
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    From exquisite tempura to perfect noodles, this culinary journey hits the hot spots in a land bursting with flavorA taste of delicious TokyoMaking the purest sakeBuying the freshest fish in JapanWarning: This episode of CNNGo may cause intense hunger pangs followed by a sudden urge to book a flight to Japan. We've been to Japan before, but with our latest episode, CNNGo dishes up the finest food the country has to offer.  Starting in the whimsical Tokyo kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, we then travel south to a Wagyu cattle farm that raises the country's famous Kobe…
  • 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…
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