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  • Old school graphics explained, part II [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We recently showed you a brilliant explanation of why old school computer graphics were surprisingly impressive. That was only part one. This is the second part: The post Old school graphics explained, part II [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • LG thinks HDR is the future of 4K TVs

    Mashable
    Lance Ulanoff
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:35 am
    BERLIN — Who said OLEDs are too dim to deliver awesome 4K content? On Thursday, LG unveiled HDR (High Dynamic Range) OLED technology for UHD TVs that it believes beats standard LCD on most critical viewing metrics. These HDR 4K OLED TVs will arrive in 2016. The company hinted at the HDR technology at CES 2015, but never officially announced anything. See also: LG's 105-Inch Curved 4K TV Has an Astronomical Price Tag During what could best be described as a master class in display technology, LG explained at a Thursday morning IFA 2015 press conference how OLED's more precise pixel…
  • IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can

    Fast Company
    Sean Captain
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Cloud computing and mobile chip giants aim to master the Internet of things by crunching data from fitness gear, smart TVs, cars and more.The term "Internet of things" is a bit like "Web 2.0" was a decade ago—a buzzword for some big change in the Internet that no one can clearly describe. But as the Supreme Court once said of pornography, you know it when you see it. On a fundamental level, the IoT is about collecting data from everything—fitness bands, smoke alarms, weather sensors, cars, oil wells, even TVs and cellphones—and analyzing it to provide insights for people, companies, or…
  • Privacy Concerns Raised Over Kids’ Apps And Websites

    TechCrunch
    Natasha Lomas
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:40 am
     Given the sophisticated tracking technologies embedded into so many digital products and services as a matter of course, it should come as no surprise that a global privacy audit of children’s websites and apps has highlighted big concerns about the collection and use of kids’ data. Read More
  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Old school graphics explained, part II [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We recently showed you a brilliant explanation of why old school computer graphics were surprisingly impressive. That was only part one. This is the second part: The post Old school graphics explained, part II [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Young gorilla and young boy play at zoo [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Everybody knows that the best games of tag, hide-and-seek, and so on are all spontaneous. This spontaneous game of peek-a-boo (or hide-and-seek, hard to tell) between a child and a young gorilla is so cute. The post Young gorilla and young boy play at zoo [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Adorable parrot with mad tap dancing skills [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:20 am
    Honestly, who doesn't get the urge to kick up their heels when a feisty jig comes on? The post Adorable parrot with mad tap dancing skills [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Mad Max”––behind the scenes and no CGI [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    "Mad Max" is winning more and more recognition. As it should, it was a brilliant and exciting film. Watching how it was made doesn't take away from the magic, it just increases it. The post “Mad Max”––behind the scenes and no CGI [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How it’s made: bourbon [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Bourbon has reclaimed become the king of spirits in America as of late. If you're a fan of this particular flavor of the water of life, take a look at this video and see how it's made. The post How it’s made: bourbon [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • LG thinks HDR is the future of 4K TVs

    Lance Ulanoff
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:35 am
    BERLIN — Who said OLEDs are too dim to deliver awesome 4K content? On Thursday, LG unveiled HDR (High Dynamic Range) OLED technology for UHD TVs that it believes beats standard LCD on most critical viewing metrics. These HDR 4K OLED TVs will arrive in 2016. The company hinted at the HDR technology at CES 2015, but never officially announced anything. See also: LG's 105-Inch Curved 4K TV Has an Astronomical Price Tag During what could best be described as a master class in display technology, LG explained at a Thursday morning IFA 2015 press conference how OLED's more precise pixel…
  • How Colin the Caterpillar spent his drunken 25th birthday

    Sam Haysom
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:36 am
    LONDON – Most people in Britain know Colin the Caterpillar as the innocent centrepiece of many an awkward office birthday celebration, but few are aware that he's also a raging party animal. See also: Your definitive guide to the best and worst crisp sandwiches To celebrate his 25th birthday, Colin was given a party hat and some chocolate-coated popping candy by Marks & Spencer. It was a small gathering with a few friends. They all stood around him in the office while Danny the Dinosaur led the Happy Birthday singalong. It was nice. Then 9 p.m. hit, Colin said his goodbyes and…
  • Sept. 29 is the lucky day for Tesla Model X buyers

    Stan Schroeder
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:31 am
    Yes, we already knew Tesla's first SUV, the Model X, is coming in September, but now — thanks to Twitter-happy CEO Elon Musk — we know the exact date: Sept. 29 "First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory," Musk tweeted Wednesday First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015 See also: The top-of-the-line Tesla Model X will cost you $132,000 That means that folks who pre-ordered the vehicle will be tweeting like crazy enjoying their first rides in the Model X on that date.
  • Budapest opens station to migrants, but no international trains are running

    The Associated Press
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:57 am
    Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti train station Thursday as police ended their blockade, but there were no trains running to Western Europe, the goal of many of the migrants. See also: Tensions rise in Budapest as police block refugees and migrants from trains The rail company said its stance was due to "railway transport" security reasons. Police shut down the Keleti terminal to migrants on Tuesday, preventing those with valid tickets but no travel documents from boarding trains to Austria and Germany, many migrants' preferred destination. Hundreds of migrants crammed in this train.. No…
  • 19-year-old accidentally kills himself while taking selfie with a gun

    Kimberly Truong
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:33 am
    A 19-year-old in Texas has died after a tragic accident in which he inadvertently shot himself while posing for selfies with a gun Tuesday Deleon Alonso Smith was taking selfies in his family's apartment while holding up a gun when it accidentally went off, shooting him in the throat and killing him. See also: Bison flips woman posing for selfie at Yellowstone National Park CNN local affiliate KPRC reports that Smith's cousin was also in the apartment at the time, but was in another room when the gun went off "It's the worst feeling in my life," Smith's uncle, Eric Douglas, told KPRC. Man…
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    Fast Company

  • IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can

    Sean Captain
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Cloud computing and mobile chip giants aim to master the Internet of things by crunching data from fitness gear, smart TVs, cars and more.The term "Internet of things" is a bit like "Web 2.0" was a decade ago—a buzzword for some big change in the Internet that no one can clearly describe. But as the Supreme Court once said of pornography, you know it when you see it. On a fundamental level, the IoT is about collecting data from everything—fitness bands, smoke alarms, weather sensors, cars, oil wells, even TVs and cellphones—and analyzing it to provide insights for people, companies, or…
  • Apple Has Snagged More Than 50 Publishers For Its News App

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Apple has recruited publishers like Conde Nast and Vox Media in its quest to create the news reader to beat all news readers.Apple has signed up several new media brands to its upcoming Apple News app, which is intended as a competitor to Flipboard and other news aggregators. As Apple gears up for a quiet launch of the product this fall, it has recruited more than 50 publishers to distribute their content through the platform.Read Full Story
  • GE Names Its First-Ever Female Vice Chair

    Sarah Lawson
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Beth Comstock is the first woman inside GE to hold the position.GE just announced its first-ever female vice chair: Beth Comstock, the company's erstwhile CMO.Read Full Story
  • The Rand Paul Campaign Introduces Its Official App

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:50 pm
    You can now fire missiles at the logos of the Trump and Bush campaigns in a mini-game inside the app.Large brands use apps to advertise all the time. So, it seems, presidential candidates do now as well. Rand Paul's campaign just released a new app, which is the most extensive released by a candidate for the 2016 presidential race yet.Read Full Story
  • Here's What We Know About The New Apple TV

    Neal Ungerleider
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The upcoming Apple TV adds universal search—and takes aim at Roku's and Amazon's wares.The details of Apple TV's new iteration, which will make its debut at the Apple event on September 9, continue to trickle out. Given what we've heard thus far, the company is essentially infusing Apple TV with functions already found in competitors like Roku and Amazon Fire TV, all while putting Siri's contextual technology and Apple's marketing muscle behind the product.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Privacy Concerns Raised Over Kids’ Apps And Websites

    Natasha Lomas
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:40 am
     Given the sophisticated tracking technologies embedded into so many digital products and services as a matter of course, it should come as no surprise that a global privacy audit of children’s websites and apps has highlighted big concerns about the collection and use of kids’ data. Read More
  • Zivame Lands $40M To Change How Women In India Buy Their Lingerie

    Jon Russell
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:16 am
     Zivame, an online store that wants to revolutionize the (often awkward) way that women in India buy their underwear, has closed a $38 million Series C round. Read More
  • SmartThings Unveils A New Smart Home Hub

    Matthew Lynley
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
     SmartThings’s smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today. The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more simplified application centered around specific events and spots in a home, such as a bedrooms and kitchens for locations, and events… Read More
  • Pre-Owned Luxury Clothes Marketplace Vestiaire Collective Scores $37M Series D

    Steve O'Hear
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:22 am
     Vestiaire Collective, the French pre-owned luxury clothes marketplace, has picked up a $37 million Series D round as it aims to bed down on recent expansion to the U.S. and continue to expand to further European markets. Read More
  • The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear

    John Biggs
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:37 pm
     Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider. Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois sculpture Maman, the spider has injection molded legs and a unique escapement mechanism on the the spider’s back. You have to use… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
  • No one knows

    Seth Godin
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    No one knows the right answer, no one knows precisely what will happen, no one can produce the desired future, on demand. Some people are better at guessing than others, but not by much. The people who are supposed to know rejected Harry Potter, Tracy Chapman and the Beatles. The people who are supposed to know sell stocks just before they go up, and give us rules of thumb that don't pan out. If you mistakenly believe that there's someone who knows, you're likely to decide that whoever that person it is, it's not you. And if it's not you, what a great reason to hesitate. In fact, the gap…
  • "Don't touch it, you might break it."

    Seth Godin
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    This is, of course, the opposite of, "Touch it, you can make it better." What's the default where you work?        
  • Failing, again

    Seth Godin
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:37 am
    Pema Chodron's new book is out this month. I was rendered speechless by her invitation to write the short foreword for the book, the first time I've ever agreed to do this. She's a caring, generous, magical person, a teacher with a special voice, one worth listening to. Why buy a book about failing? Because success is easier to deal with and you're probably doing fine with that. Because your narrative about failing is keeping you from succeeding. And because you will have far more chances to fail than you know what to do with... PS if you sign up this week, at this link, Sounds…
  • Day traders rarely make history

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

  • Hipster Barbie Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You

    Taylor Glascock
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 am
    If you're not living your life to the fullest on Instagram, then you're just not living #authentic. The post Hipster Barbie Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Smart Home Divided Cannot Stand. This Hub Can Help

    David Pierce
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    And with the power of Samsung, the Switzerland of the IoT race just might be able to. The post A Smart Home Divided Cannot Stand. This Hub Can Help appeared first on WIRED.
  • Bloomberg’s Future Is the Future of News for Everyone

    Julia Greenberg
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Bloomberg laid off dozens of journalists yesterday and is reorganizing itself to meet the paradoxical imperatives of doing news today. The post Bloomberg’s Future Is the Future of News for Everyone appeared first on WIRED.
  • Here’s an 18-Hour Livestream of Star Wars Toy Unboxings

    Peter Rubin
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:43 pm
    You ain't never seen a product rollout like this. The post Here’s an 18-Hour Livestream of Star Wars Toy Unboxings appeared first on WIRED.
  • FTC Slaps Machinima on the Wrist for Its Paid Endorsements

    Jake Muncy
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Brand deal between Machinima and Microsoft netted some YouTube video makers up to $30,000 payouts for positive coverage of the Xbox One. The post FTC Slaps Machinima on the Wrist for Its Paid Endorsements appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Moonshot Desktop

    Alan Henry
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This Windows 10 desktop is super simple, but everything just fits. Part of it is because Victor is using it on a 60” TV, but its lack of widgets and toggles doesn’t make it any less useful and good looking. Here’s what you’ll need for a similar look.Read more...
  • Make More Nutritious Salads by Paying Attention to Water Content

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re on a diet or just trying to eat healthier, salads are likely a staple of your meal plan. While they’re great for filling you up with fiber, to create truly nutritious salads you should also consider the water content of each ingredient.Read more...
  • Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, we’re wishing you a happy hump day.

    Whitson Gordon
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, we’re wishing you a happy hump day . That is all.Read more...
  • Gizmodo Physicists Discover “Hidden Chaos” Lurking Everywhere | Jalopnik You’re Gonna Want To Watch

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Gizmodo Physicists Discover “Hidden Chaos” Lurking Everywhere | Jalopnik You’re Gonna Want To Watch This Car Video Again | Jezebel Was Banning Tyler, the Creator, the Victory International Feminism Needed? | Kotaku Rocket League Is Better With Overly Excited Soccer Commentators | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Fight Off Secondhand Stress From Your Colleagues With a "Power Lead"

    Patrick Allan
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Stress can be spread to other people , just like an infection. If you find that your colleagues are always spreading their stress to you, you might be able to prevent it next time by opening your conversation with a positive comment.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

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

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

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • 'iPhone 6s' Measures Slightly Thicker and Larger Than iPhone 6

    Eric Slivka
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:55 pm
    For months, rumors have indicated the upcoming "iPhone 6s" may be slightly thicker and larger than its predecessor, likely due to several factors including a change in the aluminum being used for the shell, thickening of weak spots in the case to help address concerns over bending, and new support for Force Touch functionality in the display. The size increase is expected to be only a fraction of a millimeter in each dimension, making it virtually unnoticeable to users and allowing most iPhone 6 accessories to continue to work with the iPhone 6s. MacRumors has now received several photos…
  • How to Get the Best Resale Price for Your iPhone 6, 6 Plus or 5s

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:19 pm
    With the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" expected to be announced at Apple's September 9th media event, and released a few weeks later, now is the time for prospective upgraders to begin exploring trade-in and resale options for their current iPhone or Android-based smartphone. Getting the best value for your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s or other current smartphone can help offset a significant portion of your next iPhone purchase, but resale and trade-in prices will drop significantly between now and the launch of new iPhones, so it is best to move fast. MacRumors compared iPhone…
  • Apple Likely to Introduce iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 at September 9 Event

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Along with unveiling the next-generation iPhones, the revamped Apple TV, and new Apple Watch Sport bands at its September 9 event, Apple is also likely planning to introduce the updated iPad mini 4 and the much-anticipated larger-screened iPad Pro, reports 9to5Mac. While the event will see the debut of the 12.9-inch tablet, Apple does not plan to ship it until November, following late October pre-orders. A September introduction for new iPads is not in line with Apple's past iPad updates, which have come in October for several years running, but Apple may be introducing the iPad Pro several…
  • Apple to Debut New Apple Watch Sport Bands at September 9 Event

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 am
    At its upcoming iPhone-centric event on September 9, Apple will debut new Apple Watch Sport bands in a variety of new colors, MacRumors can confirm. News of the new bands was shared by 9to5Mac this morning, and we've also been hearing similar rumors about Apple's plans to introduce additional band options. It is not clear what colors Apple is planning to introduce, but it's possible the company will focus on darker colors to complement the neon-like shades of the existing Apple Watch Sport bands, which come in bright pink, green, and blue, along with black and white. Apple has already…
  • New Apple TV to Start at $149, Feature Universal Search With Siri

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    Apple is set to introduce the next iteration of its Apple TV lineup at next week's September 9 media event, alongside the expected announcement of new iPhones, and a previously rumored feature is gaining additional traction today with a report from BuzzFeed claiming the new Apple TV will have universal search functionality, letting users search once and get hits from multiple sources, not just iTunes. Universal search feature will reportedly be a "cornerstone" of the new Apple TV, allowing users to, for example, search for one movie across services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • The Rich Employee by James Altucher

    Chris Brogan
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:41 am
    My friend, James Altucher has launched his new book, The RICH Employee. I’m so jazzed about it because this book is part of the Choose Yourself series and so wonderful. We did a Blab Video James and I did a video interview using the new Blab platform. You can watch it all here: Continue ReadingThe post The Rich Employee by James Altucher appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform

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

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

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

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

  • Dan Pink on the State of Free Agent Nation in 2015 (And Beyond)

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In 1997, a young man quit his job to become a writer. In January 1998, an article he wrote entitled “Free Agent Nation” appeared in a young magazine called Fast Company, and a career was launched. That article proved viable demand and led to a book deal. The interesting intersection here is that another young man who had quit his job to become a writer was featured in the book version of Free Agent Nation, and that young man was Brian Clark. Oh yeah … the first guy’s name is Daniel Pink. He’s written five provocative books, including three long-running New York Times…
  • Hot Seat: Grilling Jerod Morris on Using Audio Content to Seed a Content Arsenal

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week’s episode of The Lede begins a three-part series in which Pamela “Battle-ax” Wilson joins Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth, and the three take turns in the hot seat. This week, it’s Jerod’s turn, as Demian and Pamela grill him on the idea of using audio content as the starting point for a sophisticated content strategy. The basis for this episode is the webinar that Jerod hosted with Brian Clark on August 27, 2015. If you missed that webinar, you can view the replay here: Start a Podcast to Attract Attention and Seed Your Content Library The big idea of the webinar was…
  • How to Become an Expert in Your Field and Love What You Do

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an author, speaker, personal transition expert, educator, strategic advisor, and most of all, an entrepreneur. She has authored several incredible books, including her most recent, Business Dating: Applying Relationship Rules in Business for Ultimate Success. She has passionately served professionals as a coach and mentor for 15 years and says she empowers others to shed limiting beliefs, dream big, and go for what they truly want. She is also the CEO and President of Honorée Enterprises, Inc., which provides coaching and mentoring in business,…
  • How to Turn Bad News into Happy Customers

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Anyone can share shiny, happy news in their content — but when it’s time to deliver something less positive, you want to think carefully about how you present the message. In this session, Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer host Sonia Simone breaks down a well-crafted “negative” message and pulls out the elements that make it work. Sonia also talks about the psychology of pricing and what your prices communicate about your business. Also in this 26-minute episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer … A masterful example of a price increase The formula…
  • The Episode that Explains the Future of Rough Draft

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    So, Rough Draft is making a few changes. Good changes. Three in fact. One, after this episode, host Demian Farnworth is taking a break for a month. A month to clear his head. A month to plan the next 100 episodes, namely the content and the format. Listen to this 12-minute episode to learn about the other two changes. Plus, find out Demian’s picks for the 10 best shows of the last 100 episodes of Rough Draft (he cheats a little on this one). This is also your opportunity to tell Demian about your favorite shows — and he’ll share them on episode 101. Also, let him know how…
 
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  • It’s a keyboard, it’s a fashion statement: Logitech debuts redesigned, multi-OS hardware

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The days of launching a keyboard or mouse designed for a single operating system seem to be over, and Logitech is no exception: Its new keyboard and mouse contain features designed for multiple operating systems. And they’re fun, too! Logitech launched the $40 K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the $40 M535 Bluetooth Mouse on Thursday at the IFA show in Berlin, a conference where many business travelers tote portable keyboards for productivity. The devices can work independently of one another, although the Logitech Options software will work with both. But productivity doesn’t seem…
  • The Week in Mac Accessories: Stands, sleeves, bags, and more

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Stands, sleeves, bags, and moreWe’ve got a little bit of everything in this week’s roundup.CodiThe $150 CT3 Apex X2 17-inch Backpack is big—it holds laptops up to 17 inches in size—and rugged, with case compartments hinged by “military-grade nylon.” And it’s comfortable, featuring a padded back to reduce your fatigue.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Why I'm finally ready for an Apple stylus

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:03 pm
    “Yech.” With a single dismissive utterance, Steve Jobs buried the stylus. During the iPhone’s introductory keynote, he briefly explained why a pen was the absolute wrong input device for the iPhone–too easy to lose, too clumsy to use–but it was a solitary “yech” that changed everyone’s mind about the stylus. Until that offhand exclamation, people actually liked using styluses, and the idea of an Apple phone shipping with one wasn’t an outlandish notion. But to hear Steve’s expression of disgust made it seem like a stylus was about as useful as a zip drive. Years later he…
  • iPhone 6s rumors: 16GB model will still cost $199, same as current iPhone

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:26 am
    The yearly iPhone refresh is a fact of life, as unmistakeable a sign of fall as back-to-school sales and baseball playoffs. And one thing you can count on just as certainly as a new iPhone is the rumor mill spinning out of control leading up to its unveiling. The iPhone 6s is no exception.To help make sense of the chaotic hearsay, we’ve collected every rumor that has surfaced about the iPhone 6s, from its reported specs to its guesstimated release date, and everything in between—as well as tried to discern the plausibly of the rumor. It’s been a long, rumor-packed summer, but Apple will…
  • How to automatically embed your latest tweet in your Yahoo Mail signature

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:00 am
    Yahoo recently unveiled a fun new feature for email that lets you automatically embed your latest tweet below your email signature. The newest addition to Yahoo Mail is active now on the desktop—the option is not yet on mobile—for the socially inclined.  Here’s how it works. First, open up Yahoo Mail and click on the settings cog in the upper right corner. Now select Settings > Accounts. Start by selecting your email account.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    ReadWrite

  • Tech Makers: Stop Treating Tablets Like Smartphones

    Liraz Margalit, PhD
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Guest author Liraz Margalit, PhD, is a web psychologist at ClickTale, a company that provides website optimization software and consulting.Smartphones and tablets both get us online, store our photos and keep track of our calendars. But they are not the same. In fact, user behavior varies quite a bit between the two.While they're both portable and sleek, and used to get online access when users are away from desktop computers, people have different mindsets around them. See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeIn the course of my job as a web psychologist, I’m…
  • Today's Developer: Multilingual, Excited For The Future ... And Worried About Keeping Up

    David Nield
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A new study, the Developer Insights Report, reveals some fascinating characteristics about today's developers: Apparently, they tend to be fluent in a variety of languages, excited about the rush of innovation sweeping the tech scene and, at the same time, overwhelmed by it all. The inaugural report, produced by the Application Developers Alliance and IDC, surveyed more than 850 developers about topics including the use of coding languages, types of projects tackled, attitudes about work and ambitions for the future. See also: JavaScript Dominates GitHub, Language Study…
  • It's Time For Deep Linking To Move Past The Plumbing

    Matt Thomson
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Matt Thomson is the chief product officer at Bitly.We've heard a lot about deep links so far this year. from Google at I/O and Apple at WWDC. My employer, Bitly, threw its hat in the ring, too. But I feel like the industry is stuck talking about how to implement deep links—and not why.With 70 percent of mobile commerce taking place inside apps, marketers need to take control of app re-engagement—with deep links. Similarly, deep links make it easier to move users from app to app. A classic example: Google Maps not only provides driving times but also offers…
  • 5 Trending Markets That Are Capitalizing On Virtual Reality

    Konstantin Andreev
    1 Sep 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Guest author Konstantin Andreev is the CEO and Founder of Verdom IT Projects and 360-degree mobile app Round.me.Virtual reality is still in the early stages, and it still has several waves yet to go before entering the mainstream. But, with established companies dabbling in VR campaigns, it’s already proving to be a compelling storytelling tool that breaks both physical and economic barriers.See also: Virtual-Reality Films Could Put The Whole Industry In The SpotlightHere’s how five industries are using VR to increase engagement, return on investment (ROI), and overall customer…
  • Robin's Kickstarter Splash Points To Users' Smartphone Storage War

    David Nield
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Nextbit is not just any Kickstarter startup. The company, formed by Google and HTC alumni, unveiled its Robin smartphone earlier today and, as of this writing, nabbed more than half of its crowdfunding goal on the first day. So far, more than 1,100 backers have pledged upwards of $400,000 towards the $500,000 target, making Robin's launch look like an inevitability. The reason for its success seems to stem from a very clear and straightforward message that cuts to the heart of a common complaint from mobile users: lack of storage. See also: Why Android Won't Save…
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  • Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

    Robert Hoekman Jr
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:48 am
      There are reasons you’re still saying the same thing after all these years — still talking about how it always seems like design gets tacked on to the end of the process. You should be at the concept meeting, you say, where you can make a real difference. I’ve been hearing it for 15 years. I once had a job where I got to say it myself a few times. I got tired of that pretty quickly. I don’t say it anymore. You shouldn’t either. Primarily because it’s not true.The post Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
  • Approaches For Multiplatform UI Design Adaptation: A Case Study

    Sergii Ganushchak & Kate Abrosimova
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:10 am
      There is no winner in the battle between iOS and Android, and we all know that. If a product succeeds on one platform, it will undoubtedly be ported to the other. Sometimes app developers don’t even bother waiting, and release apps for both platforms simultaneously. For designers this means only one thing — they will have to adapt an application’s UI and UX to another platform while ensuring a consistent design language across the product. There are three different scenarios for UI multiplatform adaptation: retaining brand consistency; aligning with the conventions…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

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

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

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

    Brad Moore
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:08 am
    x http://youtu.be/lFzD3xOG4iI Retouching Brides with Scott Kelby Learn new ways to retouch brides with Scott Kelby! In this class Scott demonstrates techniques targeted at helping photographers who have to do their own retouching to make the job quicker, easier, and more efficient. Dealing with skin tends to be the most important and most time consuming aspect of retouching brides, so Scott takes you step-by-step through a series of techniques that you can apply to a variety of situations, and he even shows you how to automate the techniques using Photoshop actions. It’s not all about skin…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Adam Rohrmann!

    Brad Moore
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    Teaching a class here at KelbyOne is always an awesome experience. And my most recent project – DSLR Filmmaking: shooting a music video for the band Jule Vera – was certainly nothing short of just that. There were a lot of differences with this project versus my past music videos –specifically the budget. For the first time I was able to buy sets, props, wardrobe, special lighting, and a smoke machine. If you find yourself getting into a project like this, you must pay people. Pay them something, even if it’s $100. Paid people work better for you and it shows in the end. When hiring…
  • I’m Speaking at Canon Expo 2015 in New York Next Week!

    Scott Kelby
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:16 am
    It’s a huge event, held once every five years in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai and not only is it my first time attending, I’m actually teaching a session in the conference track, and get this — it’s not Photoshop, Lightroom or Photography related. Canon asked if I might do a business class this time around, so I’m really excited to be doing a class next Thursday (a week from this Thursday), called “How to Present Like a Pro” where I’ll share my favorites tips and techniques for making presentations that rock. But besides my class……
  • Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video)

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

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    The post Worldwide Photo Walk Update: Now 455 Photo Walks Organized Around the World! appeared first on Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider.
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  • Landscape Photography and the Human Element

    Jeremie Schatz
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:06 pm
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. When I think of landscape photography, my mind conjures up a towering mountain vista with a glowing tarn sprawled out in the foreground, or a tumbling torrent flanked by evergreens. It’s hard to not be drawn in by a great landscape image. After all, most of us yearn for wilderness or a connection to nature, especially in our electronics-dominated lifestyles. Of…
  • 6 Tips for Better Low-Light Landscape Photography

    Chris Corradino
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. A glorious sunset will always attract a crowd of photographers. Yet the moment the sun dips behind the horizon, it seems everyone departs in a hurry. What they don’t realize is how exceptional the scene can become at dusk and into the early evening. The hours following sunset are actually ideal for landscape photos. Of course, working in low light isn’t…
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to off-brand (or third party) camera gear, do you feel a bit skeptical? I was in the same boat for my entire photography career, choosing to invest exclusively in Nikon gear when I was a Nikon shooter, then all Canon when I switched over for the Canon 5D Mark III. “You get what you pay for” is what all of my photography colleagues would tell me, and I was an avid believer until this past summer when I invested in my first ever off-brand camera lens: the Sigma 35mm f/1.4. Dubbed Sigma’s true flagship lens, the 35mm f/1.4 debuted in 2012 as the very first…
  • How to Choose a Black and White Plug-In

    Andrew S. Gibson
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photo converted to black and white in Topaz B&W Effects 2. While Lightroom and Photoshop are sophisticated, advanced Raw converters and image editing programs, there are still many things that they don’t do as well as third party applications. One of these is converting photos to black and white. But, there are so many plug-ins available that it can be difficult to know which one to buy. This guide will help you decide. Why buy plug-ins? A common theme with black and white plug-ins is that they contain many more ways to emphasize texture than Lightroom and Photoshop. This is important…
  • How to Build Relationships in Photography

    Adam Welch
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What’s the most important thing to maintain in any business? Confidence, market knowledge, technology? Sure, keep any one of those at the top of your list. But there’s also something else. Perhaps the most sought after and powerful asset you can ever hope to have when it comes to making yourself successful is – strong relationships. By JD Hancock That’s right, good relationships with those who you are seeking to do business with is the most most crucial aspect of any type of business venture. This is especially true when you become a photographer. No matter what kind:…
 
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  • Samsung's next-gen SmartThings home hub goes on sale

    Steve Dent
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    The next generation of SmartThings hardware is now available after a lengthy delay. Samsung purchased the home automation company just over a year ago, but was optimistic when it said the next-gen hardware would arrive in April. The hub, sensors an...
  • DJI's adding autopilot features to Phantom 3 drones next week

    James Trew
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:15 am
    DJI pleased Phantom owners recently when it announced that much-needed autopilot features would be coming to its most popular series of quadcopters, and the Inspire 1. Today, we learn when (September 7th) and how (via a good ole' firmware update)....
  • Watch Samsung's IFA 2015 press event here!

    Mat Smith
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Samsung presumably has spilled the beans on its new Galaxy Note phones already. And it has a new smartwatch. And a new tablet. But there's a hall full of baying tech journalists. We're sure Samsung has more to tell us. You can watch it all go down...
  • Just add water and this squid-inspired plastic heals itself

    Timothy J. Seppala
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:56 pm
    While you've been busy scarfing down fried calamari rings, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been doing something else with squid. Namely? Studying the cephalopod's ring teeth for a way to create a material that heals when water's p...
  • Sony settles with employees affected by massive data breach

    Mariella Moon
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Sony Entertainment has reached a deal with its employees affected by the security breach that rocked its world in 2014. If you recall, that incident led to several waves of data leaks, including unreleased movies and juicy emails between its execs....
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  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

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

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

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

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

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Epson UK announces SC-P400, the smallest and lightest A3+ pigment printer on the market

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Epson UK has announced a further model to the SC range of A3+ printers with the SC-P400, a printer it claims is smaller and lighter than any other A3+ pigment inkjet machine. Although no pricing has been released, the new model is said to be part of an 'affordable' package that includes the lowest cost pigment ink-set on the market. Read more
  • Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7

    2 Sep 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Following a development announcement in July, Panasonic is making good on its promise of a 25mm F1.7 lens. With a seven-blade aperture, it acts as a 50mm equiv. on Micro Four Thirds bodies and takes advantage of Panasonic's 240 fps contrast detection AF system. Read more
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium features first 4K screen on a production smartphone

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium today, boasting a 5.5" 4K display. It was unveiled alongside the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and each offers a new 23MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor with an F2.0 lens. A new hybrid AF system claims to acquire focus in 0.03, which would make it the fastest AF system on any current smartphone camera. Read more
  • Sony launches αUniverse online content platform

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:38 am
    Sony has launched an online content hub and community called αUniverse to showcase its alpha brand. The website is a portal for videography, photography, news content, and instructional content aimed at the imaging community, and will also be used as the primary outlet for news directly from Sony Imaging. Read more
  • The Raw and the cooked: pulling apart Sony's Raw compression

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:02 am
    A Raw file is a Raw file, right? Well, not exactly. Lately, there's been a lot of talk and a lot of anger about the compression Sony uses in its Raw files. Compressed Raw files aren't uncommon, but they're usually compressed in a way that retains all the original 'raw' data from the sensor. That doesn't seem to be the case with Sony's latest cameras. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Practical De-hazing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #2: Use the built-in catalog backup function While Lightroom doesn’t have any functionality for keeping your photo library backed up, it does have an excellent mechanism for regularly and automatically creating a backup copy of your catalog. After all, the Lightroom catalog is where all the work you do inside of Lightroom is stored, so why wouldn’t you want it backed up? Over the years I’ve heard from a few people who avoid the built-in catalog backup function because they already regularly backup the drive their working catalog is on, or because they have Lightroom configured to write…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
  • Black and White preference

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is turned on in the Preferences panel under the Presets tab. This will give you a head start in tweaking and fine tuning your black and white mix instead of looking at a straight row of sliders and having to guess at the best mix. Make sure that Auto-mix is turned on Without Auto-mix turned on, when you click on Black and White all of the sliders are in the middle With Auto-mix now there is a lovely wave in the sliders and you have…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • CBS Sports to Stream Super Bowl 50, Other NFL Games Free on Apple TV

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:14 pm
    CBS Sports this week announced it will expand its streaming NFL coverage on the Apple TV, with plans to stream two regular season games, four playoff games, and Super Bowl 50. The games will be available on laptops, computers, and tablets via CBSSports.com, in addition to being available on connected television devices like the Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, and Chromecast. Games will be streamed live and will be free to watch, with no cable authentication required. New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins in London will be the first regular live game streamed for free, and it will be broadcast on October…
  • How to Move Your Data From Android to iOS

    Lory Gil
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:46 pm
    In just a couple of weeks, Apple is going to make it ridiculously easy for Android users to switch to iOS with an upcoming app alongside iOS 9 called "Move to iOS." It will give Android users the ability to wirelessly migrate contacts, message history, photos and videos, web browser saves, mail, calendars, and more. Until then, we have to do these things manually. Luckily, it isn't difficult to switch from Android to iOS. It just takes a few extra steps to get all of the data you want from one device to the other. We've got a guide for helping you transition from Android to iOS as simply as…
  • The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, and Take That to Perform at Apple Music Festival

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Apple today used Beats 1 radio to announce additional acts for its upcoming Apple Music Festival, confirming The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, Take That, James Bay, and Leon Bridges will all perform in London later this month during the 10-day event. #AppleMusicFestival announcements continue! Welcome @theweeknd, @ChemBros & @takethat. More info coming soon. pic.twitter.com/vnx8dGbnNh— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 2, 2015 This year's Apple Music Festival, first announced in mid-August, is replacing Apple's annual iTunes Festival. Like the iTunes Festival, the Apple…
  • Video Review: The Solpro Helios Smart Battery Pack Charges Your iPhone Using the Sun

    Juli Clover
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:12 pm
    For our latest video review, we went hands-on with the Solpro Helios Smart, a solar-powered battery pack that can recharge using three built-in solar panels. It sports a 5,000mAh battery that can charge an iPhone 6 from dead to full twice over, and when the battery is exhausted, it can be charged through an included micro-USB cable or by opening its solar panels and sticking it in the bright sun. We liked the size of the Solpro Helios. It's about the size of an iPhone but slightly thicker, which means it's small enough to stick in a pocket or a backpack when on the go. It can charge an iPhone…
  • Hulu Introduces Ad-Free Subscription Plan for $12 a Month

    Mitchel Broussard
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:38 am
    Hulu today revealed a new plan option that will grant subscribers immunity from the service's embedded advertisements by paying $11.99 each month instead of the traditional $7.99 (via Re/code). Available for new and existing users, Hulu's CEO Mike Hopkins notes that it took months for the various companies and providers available on the service to support the new subscription tier, but he still expects a "solid majority" of people to stick with the $7.99 option. Hopkins says getting the various rights owners for the Hulu catalog — which includes TV shows from NBC, ABC and Fox,…
 
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