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  • Google's Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The balloons now last more than 100 days thanks to refined manufacturing processes.Google's Internet balloons, part of an ambitious experiment called Project Loon to bring web connectivity to remote areas, have cumulatively traveled 3 million kilometers since 2013, the company said Thursday.Read Full Story
  • Time lapse of the snowstorm drifting across Lake Eerie [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    As you should know, there's an epic snowstorm pounding the northeast. Here's a time lapse of the snowstorm making its way across Lake Eerie like some terrifying moving wall. The post Time lapse of the snowstorm drifting across Lake Eerie [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 3D printer installed on the International Space Station

    Katie Sola
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    We just got closer to self-sufficiency in space with the installation of a 3D printer aboard the International Space Station The Zero-G is the first 3D printer built for zero gravity. It was designed by Bay Area startup Made In Space, and it arrived on the International Space Station on Sept. 22, according to Gigaom See also: Want to bury your hair on the moon? That'll be £200 ($300) The inability to manufacture spare parts keeps space missions dependent on resupply from Earth. Now, if a spare part on the ISS breaks, Made In Space's team on Earth could design a new one to be re-printed…
  • Singapore Will Introduce New Regulations For Taxi Booking Apps In 2015

    Jon Russell
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
     Singapore will next year introduce a set of new regulations designed to better manage the grow of taxi-booking apps in the country. Read More
  • Inventing a tribe

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    I can't think of a single time that an individual or an organization has created a brand-new worldview, spread it and then led that tribe. There were Harley-type renegades before there was Harley Davidson. There were digital nomads before there was Apple. There were pop music fans before there were the Beatles and Rastafarians before Marley. Without a doubt, a new technology creates new experiences. But the early adopters who gravitate to it were early adopters before we got there. Our job is to find the disconnected and connect them, to find people eager to pursue a goal and give them the…
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  • Time lapse of the snowstorm drifting across Lake Eerie [video]

    Josh Urich
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    As you should know, there's an epic snowstorm pounding the northeast. Here's a time lapse of the snowstorm making its way across Lake Eerie like some terrifying moving wall. The post Time lapse of the snowstorm drifting across Lake Eerie [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Giant Panda sees snow for the first time and … frolics [video]

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Toronto got its first snow this week, and while nothing like Buffalo to the south and west, there was enough that the Toronto Zoo’s Giant Panda got to experience a Canadian winter wonderland for the first time. The Zoo posted the video to YouTube, calling it bear-bogganing. Adorable! Full story here: YouTube. More stories about … The post Giant Panda sees snow for the first time and … frolics [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 7 CEOs who earned more last year than their company paid in taxes

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The author of this article starts by asking: How’s this as an indicator that there’s something amiss in Wonderland? There’s no better possible beginning to this! I don’t even know where to begin summarizing this article, it’s all so crazy. Essentially, there has been a study released that states of the 30 largest US corporations, … The post 7 CEOs who earned more last year than their company paid in taxes appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Starting a business? Watch a lot of business-news TV? Some terms you should know.

    Deanne Mayall
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    I watch more business-news TV, pretty much more than any other genre (except British shows, for which I need subtitles, even though the characters speak my language ostensibly). So there are a lot of words that get flung about in all these business interviews and it got me to thinking that I need to find … The post Starting a business? Watch a lot of business-news TV? Some terms you should know. appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A simple, but compelling animation on addiction [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
    From the time we're young, we hear warnings about the dangers of addiction, the carrot of euphoria your body will convince you to chase despite the fruitlessness of the hunt, but this short animation by Andreas Hykade is far more compelling than any egg on a hot skillet. The post A simple, but compelling animation on addiction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • 3D printer installed on the International Space Station

    Katie Sola
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    We just got closer to self-sufficiency in space with the installation of a 3D printer aboard the International Space Station The Zero-G is the first 3D printer built for zero gravity. It was designed by Bay Area startup Made In Space, and it arrived on the International Space Station on Sept. 22, according to Gigaom See also: Want to bury your hair on the moon? That'll be £200 ($300) The inability to manufacture spare parts keeps space missions dependent on resupply from Earth. Now, if a spare part on the ISS breaks, Made In Space's team on Earth could design a new one to be re-printed…
  • Slush brings investors, startups to the frozen North

    Monty Munford
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    On arriving at the legendary Slush startup conference in Finland's Helsinki, the environment is akin to a fantasy world, a place that is dark and mysterious. It's as if the Northern Lights are flashing not in the interplanetary sky, but all around the conference center. What began as an idea in a Helsinki bar is now a conference in its seventh year, having grown into one of the must-attend European events for investors, entrepreneurs, mavens, thought-leaders and more besides. Its reputation as a place to do business, have fun and enjoy the unique manner of Finnish hospitality as the Christmas…
  • This French bulldog thinks he's a diesel engine

    Colin Gorenstein
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A 3-year-old French bulldog named Dosh has the Internet fooled The towel-draped pup sounds a lot like an idling diesel engine when he gets overheated It's a good thing this engine is idling, too, because we're not ready to see this cute face take off quite yet. 'Key and Peele' imagine the dark underbelly of competitive aerobics Video: Obama announces changes to the nation's immigration system Comedian does spot-on impressions of celebrities stuck in traffic World's tallest roller coaster looks as terrifying as you'd expect Read more... More about Viral Videos, Dogs, Cute Animals, Watercooler,…
  • Pool, deck, eco-friendly: This is the typical Australian home

    Jenni Ryall
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Australians are a society of fixers, buildings, painters, remodellers. We are obsessed with home renovation and our pads. In case you couldn't tell from the ridiculous amount of reality renovation shows gracing our television screens over the last few years, a new survey by design platform Houzz has confirmed it once and for all. We have a local style, influenced by global styles.Image: Capital Building, Photographer: Sue MurrayAccording to the survey, one in 10 Australians redo their living environment monthly, while 30% can't help having a tinker every three to six months. The majority of…
  • Figure out your nonsensical Silicon Valley job title

    Max Knoblauch
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    We've got a great piece of content for all you thinkfluencing disruptors out there. Silicon Valley is no stranger to parody, given the startup culture's rapid creation of buzzwords and unusual job titles. The Silicon Vally job title generator Tumblr is a solid example of how many are fed up with the high-vocabulary, low-meaning nature of some of the industry's cushier jobs See also: 10 Types of Bosses You Don't Want to Work With Created by Freddie Campion of GQ, the generator spits out random titles that unsettlingly don't sound all that farfetched. We've put a handful of these randomly…
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  • Google's Internet Balloons Have Already Traveled 3 Million Kilometers

    Alice Truong
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The balloons now last more than 100 days thanks to refined manufacturing processes.Google's Internet balloons, part of an ambitious experiment called Project Loon to bring web connectivity to remote areas, have cumulatively traveled 3 million kilometers since 2013, the company said Thursday.Read Full Story
  • Uber Hires IBM's Former Chief Privacy Officer To Review Its Practices

    Alice Truong
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Harriet Pearson worked at IBM for nearly two decades, overseeing security and data protection.Uber is in damage-control mode. To mitigate the offhand remarks an Uber exec made last week about potentially digging up dirt on journalists, the ridesharing service said Thursday that it has hired IBM's former chief privacy officer to audit how Uber handles customer data.Read Full Story
  • Billboard To Add Streaming Data To Its Weekly Album Charts

    Ainsley O'Connell
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Better late than never.Billboard, publisher of the music industry's scorecard of record, is finally catching up. Starting in December the company will include data from more than 1,500 music-streaming services in its weekly album charts, the biggest update to the ranking formula since 1991, when it started using SoundScan data.Read Full Story
  • Dropbox Finally Adds Photo Albums To Carousel. What Took So Long?

    Alice Truong
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    The photo backup app is also expanding to iPads, Android tablets, and the web.In the first major update to its Carousel photo backup app, Dropbox is adding albums and expanding the app's presence to iPads, Android tablets, and the web.Read Full Story
  • Nasty Gal's New Shopping Bags Are NSFW-ish

    KC Ifeanyi
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fans, so far, seem to dig it.Online retailer Nasty Gal debuts its flagship brick-and-mortar store in Melrose tomorrow and the company has treated us to a taste or what we can expect on the store's dedicated Instagram account:Read Full Story
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  • Singapore Will Introduce New Regulations For Taxi Booking Apps In 2015

    Jon Russell
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
     Singapore will next year introduce a set of new regulations designed to better manage the grow of taxi-booking apps in the country. Read More
  • China Tried To Get World Internet Conference Attendees To Ratify This Ridiculous Draft Declaration

    Catherine Shu
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
     This week, China hosted its first World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Late yesterday night, the events’ organizers made a pro-forma attempt to get attendees to approve a draft declaration by slipping it under their hotel room doors. TechCrunch has obtained a copy of the document, which is supposed to represent the consensus views of conference participants. Read More
  • Nintendo 3DS Finally Hacked After 3 Years On The Shelves

    Greg Kumparak
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
     It’s been well over 3 years since the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves — and in that time, the device has proven itself remarkably resistant to hacking and modification. Until now. This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run unauthorized code — or “homebrew”, as it’s known — on their devices. Read More
  • Dyson Invests $2.35B In R&D, Aims To Launch 100 New Products Over The Next Four Years

    Darrell Etherington
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
     Dyson is spending big on new products and product categories, the company announced today. The maker of vacuums, fans, heaters, hand dryers, robots and more announced today that it would be spending a total of $2.35 billion across a UK tech campus, expansion of its manufacturing efforts, investment in British universities to foster talent, and $1.56 billion in new specific tech development… Read More
  • VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes To Contributors

    Anthony Ha
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
     Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Customers can use any of the content in that library for a subscription fee of $79 a month or $99 a year. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Inventing a tribe

    Seth Godin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    I can't think of a single time that an individual or an organization has created a brand-new worldview, spread it and then led that tribe. There were Harley-type renegades before there was Harley Davidson. There were digital nomads before there was Apple. There were pop music fans before there were the Beatles and Rastafarians before Marley. Without a doubt, a new technology creates new experiences. But the early adopters who gravitate to it were early adopters before we got there. Our job is to find the disconnected and connect them, to find people eager to pursue a goal and give them the…
  • The wrong question to ask yourself before crowdfunding

    Seth Godin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    A friend explained to me all the reasons for her upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The machine she wanted to buy was sorely needed, it would increase her productivity and also make her day significantly easier--it made perfect business sense. These are all great reasons to borrow money from a bank or a professional investor. They aren't good reasons to crowdfund. No, the right question is, "how will the new financial relationship I offer to my biggest supporters enhance their lives?" There's a huge amount of emotion and story we tell ourselves before we send in money to crowdfund something.
  • "This will blow over"

    Seth Godin
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Your employees notice when you take action. And when you don't. When a storm hits your company, the instinct is to wait it out, to seek shelter, to work to set an agenda, not to let the outside world set it for you. And sometimes this works. But even if the storm passes, your employees remember. They remember the standard you've set and the way things are around here. Every time we give someone the employee of the month parking space for perfect compliance, or fire someone for creating a culture of disrespect, we send a message. Action or inaction are both forms of leadership and standard…
  • Of course it's been done before

    Seth Godin
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    John Koenig calls it vemödalen. The fear that you're doing something that's already been done before, that everything that can be done has been done. Just about every successful initiative and project starts from a place of replication. The chances of being fundamentally out of the box over the top omg original are close to being zero. A better question to ask is, "have you ever done this before?" Or perhaps, "are the people you are seeking to serve going to be bored by this?" Originality is local. The internet destroys, at some level, the idea of local, so sure, if we look hard enough…
  • Is a photo of a Magritte painting better than the original?

    Seth Godin
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    A major Magritte show ran at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was fascinating to see all of his greatest hits in one place, nicely curated and hung. Unlike the Louvre, photography was forbidden, which got me thinking about ideas, photos and originals. In front of the Mona Lisa are hundreds of people, all taking a picture, sometimes with their cameras held overhead to get a better view. Why? What's the point of taking a picture of the most famous, most photographed painting in the world? You're certainly not going to take a better picture than you can find online with a few clicks. It feels…
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  • Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

    Kim Zetter
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s […] The post Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture appeared first on WIRED.
  • A brief hiatus and dark skies in danger

    David S. F. Portree
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    I won’t be able to post many (or any) posts on Beyond Apollo in the next few weeks because of holiday and work travel. I’ll be hauling along research material when I travel (I always do), but I doubt that I’ll have time to do much more than take notes. The good news is that […] The post A brief hiatus and dark skies in danger appeared first on WIRED.
  • Utah Considers Cutting Off Water to the NSA’s Monster Data Center

    Robert McMillan
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Lawmakers are talking about turning off the water spigot at the massive data center operated by the National Security Agency in Bluffdale, Utah. The post Utah Considers Cutting Off Water to the NSA’s Monster Data Center appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google’s New Service Kills Ads on Your Favorite Sites for a Monthly Fee

    Issie Lapowsky
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Google Contributor asks people to pay a tiny amount to support the websites they love. But will it work? The post Google’s New Service Kills Ads on Your Favorite Sites for a Monthly Fee appeared first on WIRED.
  • This 200-MPH Electric Hyperbike Is Coming to American Streets

    Alexander George
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Last year, a man named Carlin Dunne raced an electric motorcycle in the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. He reached the summit in a blistering 10 minutes flat, handily beating his closest competitor through the mountain's 156 curves by 21 seconds. That kind of time is impressive for a gasoline-powered superbike. It is downright amazing for an electric motorcycle. The post This 200-MPH Electric Hyperbike Is Coming to American Streets appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. March 25-26: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. I’m really excited to get to Social Media Marketing World this year. I’ve jealously watched it…
  • How Bloggers Can Make The Best Use Of Their 24 Hours

    Guest Blogger
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Image via Flickr user Thomas R Stegelmann This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Charles Crawford. Whether your parents believe you or not, there are ways to make a living off of being a blogger. And with as many benefits that come with blogging, who wouldn’t want to at least check out this lifestyle? After all, you get to be your own boss for the most part, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of the hindrances that come with a typical 9-5. However, being a blogger isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Instead, it’s a job where you’ll have to work hard if you expect to get…
  • Did Your Blog Have a Tipping Point? Here’s How My 2 Blogs Grew

    Darren Rowse
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Time for another reader question from a recent member webinar on Did you experience a “tipping point” in readership at some point or was it just steady growth? This is actually a question I often ask full time bloggers who I meet because I love to hear the back story about how their blog broke through to have enough readers to make a living from. What I’ve found in asking the question is that there are many different pathways to full time blogging. This can perhaps be illustrated by sharing how my two main blogs grew in terms of readership because they could…
  • Blogging with Intention: Creating an Income from a Successful Blog with Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom

    Stacey Roberts
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Crystal Paine is the founder of the amazingly successful, which sees 1.5 million visitors each month, and employs 13 full time staff. Born of a blog series that turned into an ebook, which then evolved into an e-course, Crystal realised her readers were hungry for a real-life guide to living frugally, but well; be it slashing their grocery bill, using coupons, or finding ways to run their home on less. Crystal had been looking for ways to create an income while she was a stay at home mom, and realised she could make a healthy business meeting her readers’ need for…
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  • The Streets of NY Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Anyone who's ever walked the streets of New York City has felt the movement and energy of the city. Today's home screen aims to capture a bit of that with some stark contrast and intense angles.Read more...
  • Evernote for Mac Updated with Sleeker Design and Performance Features

    Patrick Allan
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Mac: Evernote released a major update for its OS X desktop app today that includes a new Yosemite-inspired design, entirely redesigned interface, and several performance upgrades, including sharing notes without leaving the app.Read more...
  • These Are the Highest Paying Programming Skills to Have on Your Resume

    Patrick Allan
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Programming in general is a valuable skill when it comes to searching for jobs, but employers will pay more for some of them. If you're wondering what you should learn to broaden your horizon, here's a list of the top 12 paying skills right now.Read more...
  • "Productive People Are Never 'Free'"

    Patrick Allan
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Being truly productive is about more than just getting the things you need done each day. To be at your most productive you need to use all of your time to the fullest, and in that way you never really have a time when you're "free."Read more...
  • Evernote for Android Gets Business Card Scanning

    Eric Ravenscraft
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Android: Today, Evernote added the slick business card scanning feature from the iOS version to Android. Simply take a picture of a business card and Evernote will parse the data and create a new contact for you.Read more...
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  • iPhone 6 Plus Shipping Times Improve Slightly, Now 7 to 10 Days for 16GB Model

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:25 pm
    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, shipping estimates for the iPhone 6 Plus have improved slightly, with the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus in all colors and from all carriers now carrying a shipping estimate of 7 to 10 days in the United States. Shipping estimates for the 64GB iPhone 6 Plus in all colors and from all carriers have also seen improvement, going from 3 to 4 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks. While shipping estimates for the 16GB and 64GB iPhone 6 Plus have improved, shipping estimates for the harder-to-find 128GB iPhone 6 Plus remain at 3 to 4 weeks, suggesting the higher-capacity model is the…
  • Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to developers, just three days after releasing OS X 10.10.1 to the public. The new beta, build 14C68k, is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and should be available in the Mac Dev Center soon. Like OS X 10.10.1, as a minor update, OS X 10.10.2 is likely to bring bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating system. OS X 10.10.1 introduced several reliability enhancements, including improvements to Wi-Fi, but many users have still been reporting issues with Wi-Fi stability in Yosemite. Recent…
  • Billboard 200 Chart to Incorporate Digital Track Sales, On-Demand Streaming Music

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Billboard is planning a major overhaul of its Billboard 200 chart in the coming weeks, which will take into account the growing popularity of streaming music. Billboard's new methodology will shift away from simply tracking album sales, adding both digital track sales and streaming music into its algorithm. Published weekly, the Billboard 200 is a chart that ranks the 200 best selling music albums in the United States. At the current time, the Billboard 200 chart only takes into account retail (both physical and digital) album sales, but the addition of digital track sales and streaming music…
  • Best Buy Offers Pre-Black Friday Deals, Discounts iPad Air by $80

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Like Walmart, Best Buy has decided to offer some pre-Black Friday sales, which start today and last through the weekend. Best Buy is discounting all of its original iPad Air stock by $80 to $100, dropping the price of the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Air to $319.99. Higher-capacity Wi-Fi only models are discounted by up to $85, while some cellular models are discounted by as much as $100. For example the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air from AT&T is available for $479.99. Best Buy is also offering the fifth-generation 64GB iPod touch for $249.99, which is $50…
  • Apple's Claims of Improved Performance on iPhone 4s and iPad 2 With iOS 8.1.1 Put to the Test

    Mitchel Broussard
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Following the launch of iOS 8 back in September, many iPhone 4s users reported widespread issues ranging from slow performance to choppy animations. With Monday's release of iOS 8.1.1 promising "increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S", Ars Technica has now put those claims to the test.iOS 8.1.1 improves performance in a few specific places, ones that may well be important to heavy users. However, it doesn't improve responsiveness or consistency, two of the problems you'll notice the most if you upgrade from iOS 7. Let's look at the short list of things you…
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  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on
  • Follow the Value

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
  • Dear Podcaster

    Chris Brogan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Dear podcaster: I’m really glad that you were kind enough to invite me to be a guest on your show. It means a lot that you think my ideas will be of value to the community you serve. I really want to share a few things with you before we get started. (I’m blogging this because I want the universe to know, not just one person.) I run the risk of seeming a bit fancy or snobby. That’s not it. I’m more sad than anything.Continue ReadingThe post Dear Podcaster appeared first on
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  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
  • How We Built Our Careers Online (And What You Can Learn From It)

    Jerod Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The two biggest concerns for the average blogger are obscurity and sustainability. In other words … for the vast majority of us who set sail creating content online, we want to first develop an audience; and then, once we have an audience, we want to find a way to earn a living from our content. The first concern can feel daunting enough, because building an audience isn’t easy. The second concern can feel damn near impossible — because despite countless examples of people who have done it, sometimes we struggle to see ourselves succeeding in the same way. Which is silly. So…
  • What You Need to Know to Make a Living as a Blogger Right Now

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The average blogger only has two concerns. The first is obscurity. She is a total stranger in a vast world loaded with people — unknown, inconspicuous, and insignificant. Odd, considering there are so many people online. But it’s a simple law: We all start at the bottom. One recent study discovered that the average British blogger had only 285 subscribers, received 18 comments a day, and earned about $120 a month. That’s the reward for someone who’d been blogging for two years and eight months. Yes, those surveyed also worked full-time jobs. In an informal poll,…
  • 7 Ways to Find a Topical Market that Will Fuel Your Digital Commerce Business

    Robert Bruce
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before you get down to business online, you need to find the topic(s) and market(s) that can support that business. And, after answering your questions on digital sharecropping and content curation, that’s exactly what Brian and I get into on this week’s episode of Rainmaker FM. Listen in and check out the seven-part process for finding the topic market that can fuel your online business … In this 43-minute episode we discuss: Why you need to “be the market” you’re serving The innovative power of the traditional magazine rack How to achieve niche positioning within a big topic…
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  • The Week in iOS Apps: Honk for roadside assistance!

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Honk for help!This week's roundup of new and improved apps includes one offering that bills itself as "AAA for the app-y generation." We've got games, photos, maps, and more.The Economist EspressoGuess it’s a trend now: The world’s smartest, most in-depth publications are coming up with “lite” versions for the iPhone. First there was NYT Now from the New York Times; now we have The Economist Espresso, a daily compendium of news and ideas. The app is free to download, but subscribing costs $4 a month.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Twitter’s tweet-sharing is first small step in larger messaging revamp

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Twitter promised last week that big changes are coming down the pipeline, and the platform’s first move since making that promise is the launch of private tweet-sharing—the first improvement to direct messaging since one-on-one photo-sharing rolled out last year.How it works: You can share tweets starting Thursday on Twitter’s desktop and mobile sites, iOS and Android apps, and TweetDeck on Web, Chrome, and Windows. TweetDeck for Mac users will have to wait for an update. In the Twitter app, just press your finger to a tweet and wait for the usual options to pop up. Now there’s a new…
  • Private I: It's time to encrypt everything

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    If we’ve learned anything from the last few years, it’s that given the opportunity to snoop on or scarf up our data or our metadata, criminals, business, and governments have a lot in common. They may have different ends that drive why they want to look at our email and transactions, listen in to phone calls, track with whom we communicate, and follow our location, but it all involves a lack of consent. We can take action into our hands and reject their assault on our privacy by encrypting as much of our data as we can, mostly in transit when it’s at its most vulnerable. Tools have…
  • NightOwl goes back to bar basics to scoop up fed-up Foursquare users

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Foursquare and Yelp have solved local search. Pick a business, especially a bar or restaurant, and you can find just out just about any detail using either app, from tips and photos to recommendations and rewards. But a new start-up, an iOS discovery app called NightOwl, is launching in New York on Thursday to prove there’s room for one more.NightOwl plugs into Foursquare and Yelp to take their most useful info—tips and reviews—and combines it with an algorithm that tells you exactly where you want to go. Cofounder and CEO Kevin Madden calls it the Nightlife Genome Project, a cheeky nod…
  • Basis Peak review: This is the band to buy if you obsess over heart-rate and sleep tracking

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
  • The State Of Animation 2014

    Rachel Nabors
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    The post-Flash era is hardly free of animation. CSS animation is quickly becoming a cornerstone of user-friendly interfaces on mobile and desktop, and JavaScript libraries already exist to handle complex interactive animations. In the wake of so much “CSS versus JavaScript animation” infighting, a new API specifically for web animation is coming out that might just unite both camps. It’s an exciting time for web animation, and also a time of grave miscommunication and misinformation. In 2014, I had the chance to travel the world to talk about using animation in user interfaces and…
  • Creating A “Save For Later” Chrome Extension With Modern Web Tools

    Daniel Sternlicht
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Creating an extension for the Chrome browser is a great way to take a small and useful idea and distribute it to millions of people through the Chrome Web Store. This article walks you through the development process of a Chrome extension with modern web tools and libraries. It all begins with an idea. Mine was formed while reading an interesting (and long) article about new front-end technologies. I was concentrating on reading the article when suddenly my wife called me to kick out a poor baby pigeon that got stuck on our balcony. When I finally got back to the article, it was too late…
  • How A Designer Can Find A Job They Will Truly Love

    Susie Pollasky
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    There comes a time in nearly everyone’s career when changing jobs is the natural next step. As a designer, you might start looking for a new job when you feel you have hit a wall with your current employer or when greater opportunities are present at other companies. After taking the necessary steps to prepare for a job search, like updating your resume and nurturing a small savings account to provide a little cushion, think about what you want in your next job. Planning for job requirements, salary and perhaps location before applying is obvious, but many people forget to set criteria for…
  • Free Hand-Drawn Doodle Icon Set (100 Icons, PNG, PSD, SVG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    If you want to convey an intimate, personal atmosphere in your design, you can’t rely on sterile, clean, pixel-perfect icons. So what about using hand-drawn doodles instead? That’s why we’re happy to release a quite special hand-drawn doodle icon set that has been created by Roundicons111 and can be used for both private and commercial projects. This icon set is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported2 license. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual pictograms…
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  • Country singers come out as gay

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    There are plenty of country songs about how to be a man. One way is to face the music, and two country crooners did that on Thursday.
  • W.H. quit waiting for House to act

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul though the Senate, he gave up. When Barack Obama couldn't get a bill through the House, he changed the rules.
  • U.S.: China could shut down power grid

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Chinese hackers have the capacity to shut down critical U.S. infrastructure through a cyberattack. Malware has already been detected on U.S. computer systems that affect the daily lives of Americans, Adm. Michael Rogers says.
  • Police families fearful

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Malik Aziz of the National Black Police Association talks about a fear for safety some Ferguson police families feel.
  • Emotions run high in Ferguson

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Residents react to the shooting death of Michael Brown who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CC Book for Photographers Yes, Scott already mentioned that his new book, The Photoshop CC Book for Photographers, is hitting bookstores soon, but… Today we’re giving away a free copy of it to three lucky commenters! Just leave a comment for your chance to win, or you can go ahead and order yours right here. If you want to check it out first, you can get a free excerpt from the book right here.Cyber Weekend Yes.. It’s that time again… Time for Cyber Weekend! This year we have a number of great deals and discounts AND some very special,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Portrait Consultations: Two Questions That Make A Big Difference

    Meredith Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I was asked to take photos for someone that I didn’t know. We had friends in common, and she had seen some of the photos that I had taken of friends and family, but we had never met. We talked over the phone, and arranged a time for me to come to her home and take some photos of her daughter. The big day arrived a week or so later, and I was SO nervous. I wasn’t sure what her home looked like, or what the lighting situation would be, or whether her daughter was sitting up by herself yet or not. I didn’t know how long I should stay, whether I…
  • Photographing in Airports

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ahh, the joy of travel photography, who doesn’t love that? But like everything in life, all that glitters is not gold. For travel photography, you actually need to travel, and in many circumstances, air travel and lengthy waits in airports are common. Nobody likes being stranded in a terminal for hours, or experiencing delays, missed or long connections, all of which happen pretty often. But it can be different for us, the ones who embrace photography. Instead of just sitting there doing nothing, we can have some fun doing what we enjoy the most. At least, that’s what I do – and…
  • How to Make the Most of Your Hard-Earned Vacation Time Photography Wise

    Abhijit Sarkar
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    You are looking forward to that vacation you have wanted so much? You are not the only one. Amidst our work, family and everything else, we all need a little getaway at times. I travel extensively throughout the United States and based on my experience, I am going give you some tips to make the most of your hard-earned vacation time. Please be advised that I speak from a photographer’s perspective but most of what I say applies to any kind of vacation, not just a photo trip. Plan, Plan and Plan I cannot overstate this. Whether you are traveling across the ocean or a place only a few…
  • Six Months with the Fujifilm X-T1

    Mathieu Gasquet
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    You have probably read about it. You may have a friend who bought one. You may have noticed it on the streets. You have most certainly seen one in a camera store window. The Fujifilm X-T1 is currently one of the most popular mirrorless cameras, and is the model that is persuading many people to leave their DSLRs, be they enthusiast or professional photographers. For the past six months, I have been using it in various situations to discover exactly why people have fallen head over heels for Fujifilm’s high-end model. Dials versus menu system I began using the X-T1 during a trip in April…
  • 5 Beginner Tips for More Autofocus Success

    Rick Berk
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re just starting out, it can sometimes be frustrating trying to get sharp photos. The camera’s autofocus often seems like it has a mind of its own. Here are five quick tips that can help you get the autofocus under control. AI Servo AF or Continuous Focus will continue to track moving subjects. 1. What is your subject doing? If your subject is sitting still and not moving, be it a person, a still life, or a landscape, you’ll want to choose One-Shot autofocus (AF-S for single on Nikon). One shot AF allows the camera to focus, and then as long as the button is…
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  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Our full review is well underway and we've just updated our first impressions with a detailed shooting experience. Read more
  • Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the company's financial situation. Read more
  • Sony announces Alpha 7 II full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis IS

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Sony has announced its Alpha 7 II, which the company has managed to keep very close to its vest. The big story on this 24MP full-frame mirrorless is its 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization - the first that we've seen in a full-frame camera. Sony claims that this IS system can reduce shake by 4.5 stops using the CIPA standard. The Hybrid AF system has also been improved upon, offering 30% faster speeds and a 1.5X improvement in tracking. The a7 II also sports a larger grip, new front dial, and sensibly relocated shutter release. Read more
  • Fujifilm announces macro tubes, tethering software and X-series firmware availability

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of tethering software for PC. Read more
  • Lume Cube is a high-power external lightsource for your smartphone or GoPro

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Just announced by a company of the same name, the Lume Cube is an off-camera lighting option that can be used with a smartphone or GoPro Hero action camera. Thanks to its silicone shell it is water resistant and a 1/4-inch thread makes it mountable on a tripod or other camera support. Additionally, it can be attached to most surfaces magnetically or using a suction-cup. Lume Cube is controlled via an Android or iOS smartphone app. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Top 10 Rumors on Why Matt Left KelbyOne (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left 10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser. 9. The Magic 8-ball told me to. 8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak 7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines 6. The Photoshop TV “Steam” episode was removed from the archives and deleted forever…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web (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…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Hands-On With Olloclip's New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in October, Olloclip announced a new 4-in-1 Photo Lens designed to fit the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. While it was available for pre-order at the time, the new lens has now begun shipping out to customers and will arrive in stores shortly, ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday. Like its previous products, Olloclip's 4-in-1 Photo Lens adds four lens attachments to the iPhone's camera, offering two lenses that extend the field of view -- wide angle and fisheye -- and two that capture up-close macro shots. The new Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is the company's most unique product offering…
  • Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS normally is priced at $9.99 for the iPhone version and $19.99 for the iPad version. To celebrate this promotion, Cultured Code also is lowering its price on Things for the Mac ($34.99), taking 30…
  • Apple Continues to Boost Maps Efforts with New Business Data Providers

    Husain Sumra
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Apple has continued its efforts to improve its Maps app with the addition of ten new data providers, according to a new report from Apple Maps Marketing (via 9to5Mac). The new providers specialize in providing Apple with business listings. Apple Maps Marketing came upon the information when inquiring about Apple Maps Connect and its Business Portal, which allows businesses with over 1,000 locations to add their listings to Apple Maps. Apple responded to the inquiry by pointing the site to a group of data providers that supplied Apple with information on businesses with less than 1,000…
  • 'Sync Solver' Allows Fitbit Users to View Fitness Related Data in Apple's Health App

    Mitchel Broussard
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Launched on the App Store this week, Sync Solver allows Fitbit wearers to track all of the important information the wearable device calculates on a daily basis directly inside Apple's own Health app without needing to use the dedicated Fitbit app. The $0.99 app provides a daily sync of eleven different pieces of data from the Fitbit into the Health app. The points of data accrued include: active calories, resting calories, dietary calories, body fat percentage, body mass index, flights of stairs climbed, sleep analysis, walking and running distances, weight, and steps taken. To get the…
  • Mophie Launches 'Powerstation Plus' External Batteries With Integrated Cables, 2.4A Charging

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mophie today expanded its line of universal chargers with new Powerstation Plus models that provide four different battery capacity options to meet consumers' mobile charging needs. The new models feature an anodized, soft-touch, aluminum casing and a hinged top plate that opens to expose a hidden compartment housing integrated cables. The new Powerstation Plus builds upon the success of previous Powerstation models, adding new integrated charge and sync cables along with 2.4A charging capability. The built-in micro USB and Lightning cables are conveniently housed inside the charger's hinged…
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