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  • 10 utterly misleading movie trailers [video]

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    Josh Urich
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There's nothing worse than paying good money for a movie based on a misleading trailer. This video lists the top ten most misleading trailers, many of which you might have fallen for. The post 10 utterly misleading movie trailers [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Apple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Mashable
    Todd Wasserman
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Apple has finally hit the big time. The world's most valuable company will replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, according to a press release from S&P Dow Jones Indices, which owns the index See also: Mark Cuban says this tech bubble is worse than the one in 2000 A press release states that the change was prompted by Apple's 7-for-1 stock split last year and Visa's 4-for-1 stock split, which is set to occur at the same time Apple is added to the index. “As the largest corporation in the world and a leader in technology, Apple is the clear choice for the…
  • This Throwable Computer Teaches Kids How To Code

    Fast Company
    Sophie Weiner
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hackaball gives kids the power to program their own games, and takes coding outside.Coding is a great skill for kids to learn but it can be a lonely, sedentary endeavor. Hackaball, a new toy created from a partnership between the design agencies MAP and Made By Many, promises to get kids off their butts and playing outside—all while teaching basic coding skills and empowering kids to invent their own kind of play.Read Full Story
  • Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
     Apple’s stock will be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) beginning this month, bumping U.S. carrier AT&T from the list, reports the WSJ. The move has been discussed and anticipated for a while now, and results from a trend begun with the addition of other tech giants including Microsoft and Intel back at the turn of the millennium. Apple will join the DJIA, also known… Read More
  • "That can't be a legal parking space..."

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    "Because if it was, someone would already be parking there." If you're sufficiently pessimistic about new opportunities, it probably pays to stop driving around. Opportunity is often where you decide it is.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 utterly misleading movie trailers [video]

    Josh Urich
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There's nothing worse than paying good money for a movie based on a misleading trailer. This video lists the top ten most misleading trailers, many of which you might have fallen for. The post 10 utterly misleading movie trailers [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Lifehacks for the modern traveler [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Everyone likes to be that uber-organized, relaxed looking traveler in the TSA line who knows the drill and doesn't let the process phase them, so start traveling like a boss with these modern travel hacks. The post Lifehacks for the modern traveler [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Math whiz squares 78, 269 in his head and explains how he does it [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It's impressive enough to watch someone do extremely difficult math in their head, but actually hearing how they do it is even more impressive. Watch as this mathematician explains how he squares 78,269 in his head. The post Math whiz squares 78, 269 in his head and explains how he does it [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Terrifying test run of the world’s tallest roller coaster [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Carowinds of Charlotte, North Carolina's new coaster, #Fury325, is so extreme, just watching the POV test run video is enough to make your stomach drop. The post Terrifying test run of the world’s tallest roller coaster [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This dog trick will blow your mind [video]

    Josh Urich
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This might be the smartest dog on the planet. Watch as he follows some insanely intricate commands and shows tremendous self restraint. The post This dog trick will blow your mind [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Apple to replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Todd Wasserman
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Apple has finally hit the big time. The world's most valuable company will replace AT&T on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, according to a press release from S&P Dow Jones Indices, which owns the index See also: Mark Cuban says this tech bubble is worse than the one in 2000 A press release states that the change was prompted by Apple's 7-for-1 stock split last year and Visa's 4-for-1 stock split, which is set to occur at the same time Apple is added to the index. “As the largest corporation in the world and a leader in technology, Apple is the clear choice for the…
  • The Queen of Jordan: Social media can show an Arab world beyond ISIS

    Matt Petronzio
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Over the past 16 years, Queen Rania of Jordan has become a champion of women's rights, a vocal proponent of education in the Arab world and a strong voice for peace in the Middle East. And while some associate royalty with stuffy traditions and secrecy, Queen Rania isn't afraid to Instagram a pic of herself eating a burger to kick off the weekend. See also: 14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 With nearly 4 million Facebook followers, 3.6 million Twitter followers and more than 470,000 Instagram followers, Her Majesty has definitely embraced the 21st century. But she uses these…
  • That time Michael Keaton used 'I'm Batman' as a reason to pay for dinner

    Max Knoblauch
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Once again proving that Birdman was a loosely veiled documentary, Michael Keaton apparently used to take his Batman role pretty seriously. On Conan on Thursday night, Adam Sandler spoke about the time the SNL cast went out to dinner with Michael Keaton in the '90s, the host of that week's show. Keaton insisted on taking the check by gruffly saying, "I'm Batman." Also included: The bizarre and fascinating eating habits of Chris Farley. The difference in dating for you and your grandparents SNL's most awkward cast member interviews fans Totally absurd 'Jurassic World' parody has raptors riding…
  • Ukrainian girlfriend of Boris Nemtsov under protection after death threats

    Christopher Miller
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Kremlin critic and Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been assigned security detail after receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said Friday. See also: 'Heroes never die!': Russians honor opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in massive rally Anna Duritskaya, the 23-year old model who was at Nemtsov's side when he was shot dead, "filed a statement about the threat to her life from unidentified people during her time in her parents' home," said Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin Duritskaya has hidden away from media and…
  • The Salvation Army creates anti-abuse ad using 'the dress'

    Max Knoblauch
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Though it divided the Internet just last week, the dress is now the centerpiece of a new PSA. The South African chapter of the Salvation Army created an ad campaign about domestic abuse using the white-gold version of the dress. The image, which features a woman covered in bruises and wearing the dress, states: "The only illusion is if you think it was her choice." See also: What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black? Is it so hard 2 see black & blue? 1 in 6 women are victims.#StopAbuseAgainstWomen#blackandblue #whiteandgold pic.twitter.com/HoYNXBQRIE —…
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    Fast Company

  • This Throwable Computer Teaches Kids How To Code

    Sophie Weiner
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hackaball gives kids the power to program their own games, and takes coding outside.Coding is a great skill for kids to learn but it can be a lonely, sedentary endeavor. Hackaball, a new toy created from a partnership between the design agencies MAP and Made By Many, promises to get kids off their butts and playing outside—all while teaching basic coding skills and empowering kids to invent their own kind of play.Read Full Story
  • Take The Fast Company News Quiz

    Rose Pastore
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Show how much you know! Here's our quiz for March 6, 2015.What happened this week? Research says that one of the best ways to solidify new information is to be tested on it. Here's a chance to bolster your knowledge of current events—and earn a special emoji badge. Read Full Story
  • This "Airbnb For Creative Equipment" Will Rent You Drones, Oculus Rifts, Google Glass, More

    Neal Ungerleider
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    New York-based startup Kitsplit is here to help artists. "We want to serve the indie creative industry," a cofounder tells us.A new startup is betting that the creative class will flock to rent drones, Google Glass headsets, high-end cameras, and Oculus Rift systems online. New York-based KitSplit is a self-declared "Airbnb for creative equipment" that allows production companies, studios, and individual artists to lease out their unused equipment for short-term periods. The company, which launched in December, takes a 15% commission from the rental of equipment leased online. As of this…
  • How Anxiety Affects Your Decision-Making Skills

    Samantha Cole
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    New research points to the connection between bad choices and anxious personalities.The last three times your boss called you into his office, it was to praise your work and give you new responsibilities. But today, her disapproval makes it feel like she's considering firing you. How does her next meeting request make you feel?Read Full Story
  • How Two Broke Students Opened A Girls' School In A Kenyan Slum

    Samantha Cole
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    How could two twentysomethings in a slum build a school and nonprofit organization that changes a community for generations to come?A lot of college students want to save the world, but few move to the places that need it most to make a difference.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    Darrell Etherington
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
     Apple’s stock will be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) beginning this month, bumping U.S. carrier AT&T from the list, reports the WSJ. The move has been discussed and anticipated for a while now, and results from a trend begun with the addition of other tech giants including Microsoft and Intel back at the turn of the millennium. Apple will join the DJIA, also known… Read More
  • A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

    Natasha Lomas
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
     Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month. It’s been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, along with a more premium smartphone made by Meizu, which will be released later this year — targeting the Chinese market. Read More
  • Uber Suspends Its UberX Service In South Korea

    Jon Russell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
     Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service UberX in South Korea following discussions with the government. The news is the latest in a series of setbacks that the ride-hailing service has encountered there, where it has regularly clashed with authorities. Read More
  • Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies

    Sarah Buhr
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
     Don’t want someone else handing your text messages, pictures, video or phone conversations over to the government? There’s an app for that. An app called Signal is a project out of Open Whisper Systems, a not-for-profit collective of hackers dedicated to making it harder for prying government eyes to get a hold of your information. It gets high marks from both the American Civil… Read More
  • If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

    Greg Kumparak
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
     Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • "That can't be a legal parking space..."

    Seth Godin
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    "Because if it was, someone would already be parking there." If you're sufficiently pessimistic about new opportunities, it probably pays to stop driving around. Opportunity is often where you decide it is.        
  • Samples and shipping and more

    Seth Godin
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Here's an audio excerpt from the download/CD program I recently released via SoundsTrue as a fundraiser for Acumen. (Also on Amazon). I hope it resonates with you: Listen to The comparison trap from Leap First by Seth Godin Listen to Unleash the demos from Leap First by Seth Godin And, in response to many requests from people who love the fast (and sometimes free) shipping that Amazon offers, we've decided to now offer the two-pack of Your Turn on their site as well. (Click on "see all buying options" to get the 2 pack offer).  To get us off to a good start, it's discounted for…
  • The asymmetry of decay

    Seth Godin
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    When things get a little better every day, we take the good news for granted. It takes almost no time at all for the improvement to turn into an expectation and for the expectation to be taken for granted. But when things decay, we can't stop thinking about the loss, extrapolating the pattern all the way to doom, and then living with that doom, long before it arrives. This is a bug in the system of our culture, but that doesn't mean we can't work to hack it. When we curate our media intake (and create our own) and when we decide what story to tell ourselves (instead of accepting the story of…
  • Labor unions in a post-industrial age

    Seth Godin
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The us/them mindset of the successful industrialist led to the inevitable and essential creation of labor unions. If, as Smith and Marx wrote, owning the means of production transfers maximum value to the factory owner, the labor union provided a necessary correction to an inherently one-sided relationship. Industrialism is based on doing a difficult thing (making something) ever cheaper and more reliably. The union movement is the result of a group of workers insisting that they be treated fairly, despite the fact that they don't own the means of production. Before globalism, unions had the…
  • The circus is coming to town

    Seth Godin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Too often, we wait. We wait to get the gig, or to make the complex sale, or to find the approval we seek. Then we decide it's time to get to work and put on our show. The circus doesn't work that way. They don't wait to be called. They show up. They show up and sell tickets. When you transform the order of things, the power shifts. "The circus is going to be here tomorrow, are you going?" That's a very different question than, "are you willing to go out on a limb and book the circus? If you are, we'll come to town..." People respond to forward motion. Auctions are always more exciting than…
 
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    WIRED

  • MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces

    Liz Stinson
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cords can be good for more than just tangling and tripping us up, argues a group of students from MIT. The post MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces appeared first on WIRED.
  • Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful

    Jakob Schiller
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Conor Clarke shoots photos of cooling towers, industrial smokestacks and quenching towers in Germany. The post Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.
  • Review: Acer Chromebook 13

    Scott Gilbertson
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Chromebook 13's great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance. The post Review: Acer Chromebook 13 appeared first on WIRED.
  • Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air

    Wired Opinion
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When the U.S. Embassy in Beijing started tweeting data from an air-quality monitor, no one could have anticipated its far-reaching consequences. The post Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You

    Cade Metz
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Steve Perlman wants you to install a tiny antenna in your home to build a crowdsourced cell network that doesn't depend on the major carriers. The post This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great

    Guest Blogger
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This is a guest contribution from Dr Alice Boyes. Image via Flickr user Alessandra   Blogging is a world of infinite opportunity, but sometimes what’s holding you back is you. Check out these common problems and some suggested solutions to help you kick it up to the next level. 1. Imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is when, despite your accomplishments, you still feel like a fraud. As a consequence, you might: avoid networking with people who objectively are at or slightly above your level, avoid reaching for certain opportunities, and avoid pitching yourself. You might imagine other…
  • How to Get Top Bloggers to Share Your Content and Boost Your Traffic.

    Guest Blogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from copywriter Robin Geuens. Can I ask you a question? When you published your first post, did you think youíd get lots of traffic? Did you think that everybody couldn’t wait to comment on a job well done? Did you? I know I sure did. But then reality kicked in. In reality, you publish your first article and nobody reads it. Instead of receiving floods of traffic, you look around and realize your blog is located in a desert with not a single drop of traffic in sight. The thing is, you’re not alone. That desert is littered with abandoned blogging…
  • Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Monetizing Brand/Blog Relationships

    Stacey Roberts
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Working with brands on blogs is big business, and for one blogger making a full time living through advertising and sponsorships, there are 100 more who’d like to. Louisa Claire has been blogging for nine years and runs Brand Meets Blog, where she connect brands with bloggers and trains bloggers on how to work professionally with brands. Having worked with leading brands including Qantas, Kellogg’s, and The Heart Foundation among many, she is passionate about helping brands and bloggers make authentic connections that deliver great value for bloggers, readers, and brands alike.
  • How Compassion International Uses Blogging to Save Lives

    Guest Blogger
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest contribution from Caitlin Gustafson.I imagine a dirt road with boys playing with a lonely old soccer ball in the warm sunshine. A little boy with dark brown curls chases the ball, his worn sneakers kicking up dust from the street. I don’t know if that’s what life is really like for Janair, my sponsor child from Honduras. But every time I get a hand-written letter in crayon, or I see a new picture of him, it’s what I imagine. Compassion International is a non-profit organization that works in 26 countries around the world and is one of the few organizations that holds a…
  • Are You a Full Time Blogger with Small to Medium Traffic? Let’s Chat

    Darren Rowse
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    One of the biggest misconceptions that many bloggers have is that you need MASSIVE traffic to become a full time blogger. We often hear how many hundreds of thousands or even millions of visitors this or that blog has but the reality is that I’ve met many bloggers over the years who don’t have massive traffic – yet who are still making a healthy income from their blogging. The problem is that these bloggers don’t always have the platform to tell their stories and so the myth that you need massive traffic goes on without being busted. This year I want to smash that myth…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • ​The Secret to Microwaving Day-Old Pizza So It Still Tastes Fresh

    Susannah Chen
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Cold pizza has its merits, but if you're looking to reheat day-old pizza, re-creating that chewy crust from the night before can be challenging. It's best to revive a day-old crust with the help of a skillet , oven, or toaster oven. But if the microwave is your only option, here's how to achieve the best results.Read more...
  • The Smartphone Dash Mount You Deserve is Cheaper Than Ever Today

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    You voted the iOttie One Touch as your favorite smartphone dash mount, and its improved successor, the iOttie One Touch 2, is down to just $17 today.Read more...
  • How to Drink Without Messing Up Your Weight Loss

    Dick Talens
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Alcohol isn't commonly thought to be a "healthy" part of a weight loss program, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a drink or two without screwing up your progress.Read more...
  • Make Your Own DIY Cold Smoker Gun for Less Than $20

    Eric Ravenscraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Smoking meat is a wonderful way to enrich its taste. Cold smoking can help you add flavor without cooking the meat (or even to flavor something you can't cook over an open flame). And this cold smoker gun can be built for less than $20.Read more...
  • Pick the Right Wood for Your Project With This Guide

    Eric Ravenscraft
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are few things a DIY-er loves more than building things with their own hands. When it comes to woodworking, picking the right lumber can be as important as it is confusing. This guide, from The Art of Manliness, can help.Read more...
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  • The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.This rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc. Ten slides. Ten is the optimal number of slides in a PowerPoint presentation because a normal human being cannot comprehend more than ten concepts in a meeting—and venture capitalists are very normal. (The only difference between you and venture capitalist is that he…
  • The Art of Simple Questions: How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

    Guy Kawasaki
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, my observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies: Therefore, what? This question arises when you spot or predict a trend and wonder about its consequences. It works like this: “Everyone will have a smartphone with a camera and Internet access.” Therefore, what? “They will be able to take pictures and share…
  • Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

    Guy Kawasaki
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Parr, the author of Captivology. You probably deal with attention issues every day. How do I get the attention of new customers? How do I retain the attention of existing clients? How do I captivate my boss or my upcoming date? It’s a hard problem to solve, especially since very few people understand how attention fundamentally works. Writing my new book Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, I combed through more than a thousand research studies and interviewed dozens of scientists, PhDs, business leaders, and luminaries to understand why we…
  • The Meaning of Meaning

    Guy Kawasaki
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    When I was a venture capitalist, I noticed that entrepreneurs whose primary goal was to make money usually failed. This is because this kind of entrepreneur attracts other people who want to make money, and then when the company doesn’t pay out big bucks immediately (and no startup does), these folks look for greener pastures. To combat the problem of ill-suited people pursuing entrepreneurship, experts often recommend rigorous self-examination before starting a company. However, most people  ask themselves the wrong questions: Can I work long hours at low wages? Can I deal with…
  • The Art of the Business Model

    Guy Kawasaki
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    A good business model forces you to answer two simple questions: “Who has your money in their pockets?” And “How are you going to get it into your pocket?” These questions may lack subtlety, but making money isn’t a subtle process. More elegantly stated, the first question involves identifying your customer and the need that she feels. The second question creates a sales mechanism to ensure that your revenues exceed your costs. You’ll tweak your business model constantly–in fact, it’s scary if you don’t change your model or do some major tweaking along the way. Here are some…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple to Replace AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18

    Joe Rossignol
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Apple will be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to S&P Dow Jones (via The Wall Street Journal). Apple will be added to the Dow Jones at the close of trading on March 18, replacing AT&T as one of 30 members on the major price-weighted index. Apple is currently listed on Nasdaq with a pre-market share price hovering around the $128 mark as of writing.“Apple is the clear choice for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most recognized stock market measure,” says David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.The addition of Apple on the Dow…
  • Jony Ive Discusses Design of Apple Watch in Latest Interview

    Joe Rossignol
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    Apple design chief Jonathan Ive recently discussed the meticulous process that went into creating the Apple Watch in a new profile with Financial Times. Ive describes the Apple Watch as "the most personal product" that Apple has ever made, with "thousands and thousands of hours of evaluation and testing" invested into the device. “Even now, when the design of the Apple Watch is incredibly mature and has gone through thousands and thousands of hours of evaluation and testing, we’re still working and improving. You are trying to keep everything fluid for as long as possible because…
  • New Report Provides Look Into Apple's Secret Lab for Apple Watch Developers

    Husain Sumra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Three weeks ago, it was reported that Apple was inviting developers to the company's Cupertino headquarters to receive help finalizing Apple Watch apps. A new report from Bloomberg Business provides a look into the secret lab where Apple is helping developers, offering a look at Apple's strategy for Apple Watch apps as well as the security around the project. Developers from Facebook, BMW, Starwood Hotels and others have been making multiple trips to Cupertino, with each visit requiring confidentiality. Apple, which will share more details about the gadget at a March 9 event, uses extreme…
  • Oracle Now Bundling Ask.com Adware With Java for Mac

    Husain Sumra
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    For years, Oracle has been bundling an Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows, relying on what some call deceptive methods to get users to install the add-on to their browsers. Now, the company has extended its adware strategy to Java for Mac, according to ZDNet. Image via ZDNetThe unwelcome Ask extension shows up as part of the installer if a Mac user downloads Java 8 Update 40 for the Mac. In my tests on a Mac running that latest release of OS X, the installer added an app to the current browser, Chrome version 41. (In a separate test, I installed Java using the latest version of…
  • Hidden Diagnostic Port on Apple Watch Could Allow for Smart Band Accessories [Updated]

    Eric Slivka
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Ahead of Monday's media event where Apple is expected to provide final details on the Apple Watch, a new report from TechCrunch details a hidden "diagnostic port" inside one of the channels on the Apple Watch where watch bands slip into place. While the port is currently used only for diagnostic purposes, the report argues it could be used in the future to interface with "smart band" accessories bringing additional functionality to the watch.The port has a 6-dot brass contact array inside the groove for the ‘bottom’ strap connector slot. Several sources have confirmed its existence and…
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  • How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else?

    Chris Brogan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I was working on the audiobook (long overdue) for my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and I came to a part of a chapter that might be useful to you. Are you thinking of hiring someone else? Are you a solo business and wondering if you should have a partner? Are you wondering about bringing on someone to tackle the expanding workload? If so, I bet you’re wondering about the process and worrying about what you do or don’t know about it. Continue ReadingThe post How Do You Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone Else? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I had a wonderful time at Michael Port’s Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out of meeting and talking with other attendees. I had a secret opportunity: almost a dozen people there were friends as well as attendees. So I got a LOT out of my time there. But it made me think. Are you getting the most out of your conferences? There are some great ways to improve your conference…
  • You Will Never See Us Coming

    Chris Brogan
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    I was talking with the ever smart Jeff Brown who does the Read to Lead Podcast (one of my favorites), and we were talking about how podcasting is just booming. Jeff runs a Podcaster Academy. I co-founded PodCamp, etc. It’s a big topic these days. Jeff said that once at his former job in radio, someone said, “You can’t kill radio. No one will ever listen to a traffic report on a podcast.” Continue ReadingThe post You Will Never See Us Coming appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Remember When I Said I Quit Facebook?

    Chris Brogan
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A few years back, I quit Facebook. I tried deleting my old profile, but in Facebook, that’s pretty much an act of congress, so I just abandoned it. A year ago-ish, I snuck back on, but decided not to do much in the way of “business” via my Facebook. Along the way, I discovered what I think is the real value of the platform. Facebook Business Value Isn’t What You Think People ask me often about advertising on Facebook. I have no idea. Every time I’ve done it, nothing much happens. Jon Loomer knows better than me. That’s his thing. Continue ReadingThe post…
  • Why I Won’t Stop Blogging

    Chris Brogan
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    I started blogging in 1998, back when they called it journaling. My first site wasn’t really blogging software. It didn’t exist yet. A bunch of my sites have been lost to software companies folding. Then eventually, I landed on blogger.com, ported some of those posts to WordPress, made a lot of mistakes, and finally settled into chrisbrogan.com staying on WordPress and staying in the same rough area of the universe (though my focus changes every few years). I won’t stop blogging I love it. I love having a platform where I can reach out to people, share my thoughts and ideas…
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    Copyblogger

  • Henry Rollins on the Art and Business of DIY Media

    Brian Clark
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I heard Black Flag. It was in a kid named Mike Goodman’s bedroom, and the record was called Damaged. That’s how it was pre-Internet in suburban Houston. If it wasn’t on the radio or MTV, it was invisible — unless some cool kid turned you on to something new (who probably got it from the older sibling of some other cool kid). And by “cool,” I mean a misfit who couldn’t abide in a Top 40 world. My first impression was, “Wow, this guy is pissed off!” And sarcastic, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. I loved it. At the time, I had no…
  • Why Interactive Content May Be the Most Exciting Marketing Tactic of 2015

    Scott Brinker
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m looking forward to speaking at the Authority Rainmaker conference this May in Denver, Colorado. As a longtime Copyblogger fan, it’s a great privilege, and I can’t wait to meet many of you. The title of my talk will be: How to Design Interactive Content — Moving Beyond Button Clicks and Form Fills. Which begs the question, what exactly is interactive content? Most content that we’re familiar with — blog posts, ebooks, reports, webinars, infographics, podcasts, etc. — is designed to be passively consumed by our audiences. They read, watch, or listen…
  • Dan Pink on How to Succeed in the New Era of Selling

    Jerod Morris
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Selling isn’t what it used to be. And for most of us, that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of alpha males who are “always closing.” Today, in the new era of selling that has dawned, many of us are spending much more of our time selling than we even realize. This is the subject of Authority Rainmaker keynote speaker Dan Pink’s latest book, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, and he gives us an inside look — describing the tools and traits that are required (many of which you probably have already) — in the latest episode of…
  • How to Crowd-Publish Your Content Without Asking for Money

    Matthew Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you read the headline, “Portland Entrepreneur Raises $13 Million by Enticing 62,000 People to Buy His Cooler,” which part fascinates you? How about, “7,000 Hungry Folks Raise $55,000 for Potato Salad Project?” I imagine, if you’re anything like the majority, those large amounts of money stand out. After all, $13 million is a gigantic amount of cash, as is $55,000 for potato salad. But whenever I come across crowdfunding campaigns like these, it is the crowd of people who band together that captures my attention. As a content creator, imagine what you could…
  • Three Misconceptions About Modern SEO That Confuse Content Marketers

    Brian Clark
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What’s the reality of search engine optimization after the Google Hummingbird update? Can someone destroy your business with negative SEO? Did Google kill the concept of AuthorRank when it eliminated the Authorship initiative? For these types of questions, there’s no better person to ask than Danny Sullivan, founder of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, CMO of Third Door Media (producers of the popular SMX conferences), and a veteran search engine expert of 20 years. Today’s show is just a warmup to Danny’s presentation at Authority Rainmaker 2015, May 13-15 in…
 
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  • Google overhauls Gmail app with key iOS 8 features

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Google recently flipped over the counter on Gmail’s iOS app to version 4.0, an update that includes a number of helpful new features designed to take advantage of iOS 8. The biggest productivity booster is the addition of quick actions on notifications. Now, when you get a new message, you can choose to reply to it or archive it directly from your device’s notifications at the top of the screen or from the lock screen. Gmail is also joining the iOS 8 share sheet, allowing you to quickly add documents and images from other apps to a Gmail message. Finally, Google added a new “attachment…
  • Golden Apple: Thoughts on potential Apple Watch prices

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    I can’t remember a time in Apple’s history when I was this anxious about a slide. On Monday morning, Tim Cook will take the stage and fill in all of the blanks he left during September’s Apple Watch demo; we’ll learn about apps and battery life and bands, and then sometime toward the end of his presentation, he’ll click his remote and the room will go silent. For the past six months we’ve been speculating and arguing about what Apple Watch will cost, studying gold prices and Rolex catalogues as we try to get some kind of a handle on how much we need to save if we want a Link…
  • How developers are making apps for an Apple Watch they haven't seen yet

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Apple Watch is designed to make you healthier and help you communicate more easily, but those lofty goals can’t be attained without apps to back them up. Apple has its own apps in the works, like Workout and Activity for fitness-tracking, but the company needs popular iOS app developers to extend their services to Apple Watch. The company rolled out the WatchKit SDK in November to guide programmers and designers through the process, but I was curious: How do you make an elegant app without ever having seen the watch in person?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Live blog: Apple's March 9 special event

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
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  • First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    You may not have noticed, but of late there’s been a mind shift at Microsoft. First with the introduction of Office for iPad in 2014, then the addition of OneNote for Mac and iOS and an updated and useful version of Office for iPhone. Then, just a few weeks ago, Outlook for iOS, which may just be the best email app you’ll find for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Today? The preview release of Office 2016.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • How Being In A Band Taught Me To Be A Better Web Designer

    Jeremy Girard
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Recently, I was having a discussion with some web design students about the variety of skills a successful web professional must have — skills that go far beyond HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the other technical demands of the profession. During this conversation, one of the students asked me where I learned these skills. My response was not one the class expected. “By playing in a band,” was my answer. Now, I am not suggesting that all web designers should run out and join a rock and roll band (although there is a glaring shortage of songs about the CSS box model). I do know, however, that…
  • Automating Style Guide-Driven Development

    Varya Stepanova & Juuso Backman
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Style guides — especially living ones — are useful in many aspects of development and maintenance, so it’s little wonder that developing them has become a highly recommended and a popular practice. But even with the clear benefits, taking the necessary steps to create and start using them is easier said than done, as quite often the challenge is cultural, requiring changes in people’s mindsets. In order to make the transition as painless as possible, equipping yourself with the most helpful tools and automating as many steps as possible become important. These living…
  • How To Create Effective App Screenshots For Your App Store Page

    Melanie Haselmayr
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Slowly but surely, the official app stores of iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Marketplace have transformed into a digital battlefield. App developers have to fight for recognition or otherwise be drowned in an ocean of competing mobile applications. App store optimization (ASO), a strategy similar to SEO but specifically applied to the app pages in app stores, has become a handy addition to an app developer’s marketing plan, and promises to help increase visibility – and, as a consequence, downloads – of a mobile app. ASO consists of many elements, and should be considered a key…
  • Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

    Karen Menezes
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Although the syntax might be initially confounding, flexbox1 lives up to its name. It creates intelligent boxes that are stretchable, squeezable and capable of changing visual order. It provides simple solutions to layout paradigms that CSS has always struggled with: vertical centering and equal heights. Flex items are truly accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Chris Coyier sums up flexbox2 nicely: The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container,…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: March 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:08 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 almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for March…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Fresh Images to Put Spring Visions in Your Head

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I think of spring some of these words come to mind: Rebirth Growth Fresh New It’s my favorite time of year. I love how it smells after the rain comes. I love to see the grass turn green and flowers pop up. So here are some fresh images to get you thinking about spring. Chlorophylle by Gaétan Zilli on 500px Feel the Green! by Shaz Mazhare on 500px Fern Rhapsody by Jensen Chua on 500px Abstract flowers card by Sergii Syzonenko on 500px Vintage apricot flower by Roksana Bashyrova on 500px June green grass flowering by Elena Elisseeva on 500px grass flower with water drops by meesri…
  • Safety Tips for Travel Photographers (Particularly Women)

    Karthika Gupta
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Let me first address the obvious that while this article talks about safety tips for women photographers, it does not mean that these tips don’t apply to men as well. Most are general tips that could be applied to both genders. Being a woman photographer who has started to venture out alone for photoshoots and solo photowalks, these are things that I notice and practice as I do travel photography. Solo Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Great Smoky Mountain National Park, USA It all started with a single trip. A couple of years ago while visiting Great Smoky Mountain National Park in…
  • The Magic of Thinking Big in Photography

    Eric Kim
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You want to be the best photographer you can. You’re constantly trying to educate yourself, improve, and take your photography to the next level. But how can you take your photography to new heights, and stand out from the crowd? The secret is thinking big. If you look at successful individuals outside of photography such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page – what do these leaders have in common? How were they able to leverage their strengths, continuously add value to the world, and become successful at what they do? In the book “Bold”, author Peter…
  • How to Get More Natural Smiles in Child Photography

    Angie Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A natural smile – the holy grail of child photography. A genuine, heartfelt smile is more than just turning up the corners of the mouth. A real smile radiates from your whole face, and particularly for children, is often felt with the whole body. Not only is a forced and fake smile easy to spot in photographs – we know that wearing a fake smile and having it photographed doesn’t feel too good at the time, and it doesn’t feel great for children either. So while we want to photograph a child’s beautiful smile, we also want them to enjoy the process of being photographed. And…
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Manual Focus

    Tim Gilbreath
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be unfamiliar with the workings of manual focus. Even if you are, you may not have thought about how you would use it in real-world situations. Fortunately as DSLR owners, we have the best of both worlds between manual and automatic focusing; we have a choice as to how we decide the subject of our photo, and other points that aren’t as important. This is an advantage for you, and having a better understanding of the “other”…
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Nikon D5500 real-world samples

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    A slight update to the D5300, the Nikon D5500 is a midrange DX-format that sports a 24MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the company's latest EXPEED 4 processor. This combination offers an ISO range of 100-25600 and 5 fps burst shooting, while the 39-point AF system can track subjects in '3D'. Other features include a fully articulating 3.2" touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots and 1080/60p video. We've been using it for a few days - click through to view our gallery of samples
  • Livestream's new Broadcaster mini dongle broadcasts live video

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Livestream has introduced its new Broadcaster mini device for live-streaming video directly from a camera. The dongle is compatible with any camera that offers a mini HDMI port, and works wirelessly in conjunction with Android/iOS devices and Livestream's Studio software. The Broadcaster mini will be joined by the Broadcaster Pro next month, which will offer longer battery life, more connectivity options and higher-quality streaming. Read more
  • Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA real-world samples gallery posted

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Sony announced three new FE primes yesterday, including a 28 f/2, a 35mm f/1.4 and a 90mm f/2.8 macro. We got our hands on the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 and shot with it around Seattle. It features a 9-blade circular aperture and a Direct Drive SSM focus system. Check out our samples gallery
  • World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Following an investigation into Contemporary Issues winner Giovanni Troilo's photo story 'La Ville Noir - The Dark Heart of Europe,' World Press Photo has stripped the photographer of his prize. The organization found Troilo to be in violation of contest rules - specifically, a photo he submitted that he alleged to have been taken in the Belgian city at the heart of the project turns out to have been taken in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels. Read more
  • Prepare to be impressed: Tamron 15-30 F2.8 vs. Nikon 14-24 F2.8

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    While we were at CP+ 2015 in Japan, we met with Tamron, and the company was kind enough to lend us their newly announced 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD. In Nikon mount, no less. It's a wide range for a full-frame zoom, made more impressive by the inclusion of vibration compensation (VC). With a price tag of $1200, Tamron is taking the Nikon 14-24 head-on, and so we decided to do the same: pit the two against one another in a shootout, which you can view here
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #4 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    It’s Friday, that must mean it’s time for the Lightroom Show! We talk about when to use the Clone feature of the Spot removal Took; we do a basic introduction to Soft Proofing, and a whole bunch more in a very short time — just 12-minutes for the entire show). Hope you all find it helpful (and thanks to everybody who has let us know what you want to see no the show — you’ll see some of your ideas, once again, in this week’s short episode). Have a great weekend everybody The post It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #4 with Scott & RC appeared…
  • Going Solo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Here is a quick tip for you to make your workflow just a touch easier. When you are in the Develop Module if you find yourself scrolling through the panels a lot, you might want to try going solo. Default setting leaves all panels open Right Click on any of the panels tabs such as Basic and choose Solo Mode from the drop down menu. right click on any Develop panel and choose Solo Mode   Now when you click on any panel, all the other panels will be shut so that you will do less scrolling and more editing. A simple tip but one that makes a lot of folks happy when they realize how much…
  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Quick Actions, Share Sheet and Attachment Viewer

    Joe Rossignol
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Google on Thursday updated Gmail for iOS with a trio of notable new features: quick actions, the ability to email files from other apps and a new attachment viewer. Gmail users on iPhone and iPad can now attach photos and documents to Gmail from other apps such as Instagram using the updated in-app share sheet, and open attachments from Gmail into any app. Taking advantage of Apple's addition of interactive notifications in iOS 8, quick actions enable Gmail users to archive or reply to emails directly from a notification without leaving the app. The functionality also works for notifications…
  • Apple Rumored to Offer Personal Engravings on Apple Watch

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Apple may give customers the ability to engrave personalized messages onto the upcoming Apple Watch, according to French Apple and tech site iPhonote [Google Translate]. According to the website's source, who remained anonymous due to their "involvement at Apple", the company would offer an engraving option similar to that of products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod lines. The contact, however, remains unsure of whether the feature would be available on the Apple Watch's launch date or not. They remain "almost certain", however, that the customization option will emerge for the device…
  • Apple Patents Waterproofing Method 'For Shielding Electronic Components from Moisture'

    Mitchel Broussard
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application created by Apple, detailing a method for the extensive waterproofing of various components within a device, possibly an iPhone, thus creating a completely waterproof smartphone without the need of a special case (via Patently Apple). Originally filed in September of 2013, the patent application describes a "hydrophobic coating" to be layered onto integral parts within a device, like its printed circuit board. Apple describes achieving this using a "plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition (PACVD) process" that would…
  • Apple Watch Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations

    Juli Clover
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Ahead of Apple's upcoming "Spring Forward" event that is expected to see the company unveiling more information about the Apple Watch, a new website has been launched that allows users to explore all of the different casing and band combinations for the device. Using images taken from Apple's Apple Watch website, MixYourWatch lets users pair each of the six different Apple Watch casings (stainless steel, space gray stainless steel, aluminum, space gray aluminum, gold, and rose gold) with the 16 different bands made of fluoroelastomer, leather, and steel. Rumors have suggested that Apple plans…
  • Apple Watch Magazine Tour Continues in Chinese Fashion Magazine 'YOHO'

    Joe Rossignol
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    The international debut of the Apple Watch in magazines across the world continues this week with the wrist-worn device making a cover appearance on Chinese fashion magazine YOHO. The upcoming April issue of the magazine features actor and pop icon Archie Kao wearing an Apple Watch Sport with a white band on the cover and showcases other fashion shots of the wrist-worn device in a related story. Kao has been acting in Hollywood films and TV shows for nearly two decades, making regular appearances in series such as Chicago P.D., Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • Thousands stranded as Nepal’s airport remains shut

    hiufu
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:54 pm
    At least 160 flights cancelled after officials struggled to remove a plane that skidded off the runway at Kathmandu's airport on WednesdayTags: Turkish AirlinesKathmanduTribhuvan International Airport
  • Chef Massimo Bottura: The man who reinvented Italian cuisine

    karlac1
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    The three Michelin-star chef from Modena, Italy, combines inspiration from art and music with gastronomic heritage to create new Italian dishes.Tags: Culinary Journeysitalian foodMichelin
  • Lost city discovered in Honduras jungle

    laurama
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Archaeologists found urban remains of a vanished ancient civilization in Honduras' Mosquitia regionTags: ancient ruinsArchaeology
  • Delta plane skids off LaGuardia runway

    Guessy1
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Delta: 125 passengers, 5 crew used slides to deplane; taken away by busTags: delta air linesAirline accidentsLaGuardia International Airport
  • Where to eat in Hong Kong for 2015

    hiufu
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    The classics, the rising stars and the hottest restaurants in town -- all in one guideTags: Hong Kong restaurantsrestaurantsBest Eats
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