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  • A simple explanation of how the economy works [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This video is from 2008, but it's still a good and simple explanation of how the financial system works, and what went wrong in 2008. If you're worried that it's just a talking head, keep in mind that these dudes have pretty great accents, so listening is a pleasure (at least to American ears)
  • Roger Goodell's Press Conference Really Pissed Off the Universe

    Mashable
    Annie Colbert
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Roger Goodell's attempt at soothing ill will didn't go exactly as planned. The NFL Commissioner held a press conference on Friday to address recent domestic violence controversies among its players, but his seemingly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ attitude just caused more infuriation See also: NFL's Roger Goodell Just Had the Press Conference From Hell ESPN went so far as to incorporate tweets from NFL players critical of Goodell's response during live broadcast. And professional football players weren't the only ones tweeting their dismay at the dispassionate presser. Read more... More about…
  • YouTube Invests Millions To Keep Its Top Stars Home

    Fast Company
    Peter Wade
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    New plans include a shift in payment strategy, new video formatting, and partnerships with Hollywood producers.YouTube wants to retain its stable of digital stars and is planning to invest millions of dollars to do so. The video-sharing website is pursuing new deals that would pay popular content creators--like Fast Company cover woman Bethany Mota--to create shows that will come with promotional guarantees and the possibility of working with Hollywood producers, Re/code reports.Read Full Story
  • Netflix Is Finally Coming To Linux Without The Need For Hacky Tricks

    TechCrunch
    Greg Kumparak
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
     If you’re sitting in the itty-bitty overlapping sliver on the Venn Diagram of “People who use Ubuntu” and “People who can’t figure out how to use user agent spoofing and other trickery to make Netflix work on Ubuntu” — Good news! Netflix is likely (finally) coming to Ubuntu soon. Read More
  • What are you seeking at work?

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Some people want safety and respect. They want to know what the work rules are, they want a guarantee that the effort required is both predictable and rewarded. They seek an environment where they won't feel pushed around, surprised or taken advantage of. Other people want challenge and autonomy. They want the opportunity to grow and to delight or inspire the people around them. They seek both organizational and personal challenges, and they like to solve interesting problems. Without a doubt, there's an overlap here, but if you find that your approach to the people around you isn't…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • A simple explanation of how the economy works [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This video is from 2008, but it's still a good and simple explanation of how the financial system works, and what went wrong in 2008. If you're worried that it's just a talking head, keep in mind that these dudes have pretty great accents, so listening is a pleasure (at least to American ears)
  • Yum! Krispy Kreme offering Ghostbusters donuts in October

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Who ya gonna call? Krispy Kreme, that's who!
  • 2 year old singing along to “Frozen” loses her cool when mom laughs [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This little girl knows how to control her audience. Mom definitely gets an ear full when she laughed. Make sure you turn on the closed captioning, as the girl's accent is quite heavy.
  • Yann Tiersen plays piano and according simultaneously [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Yann Tiersen, a world famous musician most well known for his work on the Amélie soundtrack, improvised this piece of music. Now, when you hear the piano part, you think, "yep, that's a good piece of music, and pretty cool that he made it up on the spot." And then the according comes. At the same time as the piano. And your mind is blown.
  • Keep everyone safe during a night out with the Buddy Check app [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Going out with friends is great until you lose someone and spend half the night tracking them down or worrying what happened when you left them to find the bathroom. Save yourself the stress with the Buddy Check app, available at the App Store, which turns check-ins into a game and even reminds you to drink some water once in a while.
 
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    Mashable

  • Roger Goodell's Press Conference Really Pissed Off the Universe

    Annie Colbert
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Roger Goodell's attempt at soothing ill will didn't go exactly as planned. The NFL Commissioner held a press conference on Friday to address recent domestic violence controversies among its players, but his seemingly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ attitude just caused more infuriation See also: NFL's Roger Goodell Just Had the Press Conference From Hell ESPN went so far as to incorporate tweets from NFL players critical of Goodell's response during live broadcast. And professional football players weren't the only ones tweeting their dismay at the dispassionate presser. Read more... More about…
  • iPhone 6 Haters Gonna Hate

    Brian Koerber
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, causing long lines, bad decisions and some serious shade from Android lovers. Across the world, anxious Apple fans stood in long lines to get their hands on the newest, biggest, brightest and fastest iPhone out there, while haters spent their time pointing out that the new gadget isn't that special. See also: The Features That Would Actually Improve the iPhone 6 But what are you gonna do? Haters gonna hate. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Iphone, Android, Lists, Memes, and Gadgets
  • NFL's Roger Goodell Just Had the Press Conference From Hell

    Sam Laird
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Where is Roger Goodell? The football-loving world finally got its answer on Friday afternoon when the embattled NFL commissioner made his first public appearance in over a week to address his league's spiraling domestic abuse and discipline crisis It went downhill in a hurry. Goodell was criticized by current players on Twitter during the conference, a prankster interrupted him during the appearance before being dragged away, pundits on TV generally panned his performance afterward and NFL legend Teddy Bruschi maintained after the conference that Goodell should resign Goodell announced at…
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Sold to Russian Brewer: Will Hipsters Say Nyet?

    The Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake in Pabst. See also: What Your Beer Choice Says About You In addition to its namesake beer, Pabst Brewing Co. makes Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz, in addition to regional brews such as Lone Star, Rainier and Old Style. Pabst was acquired in 2010 by C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., which is known for investing in food brands,…
  • NY Times Calls Shonda Rhimes 'Angry Black Woman,' Now Everyone's Angry

    Sandra Gonzalez
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Shonda Rhimes, the woman whose golden touch has produced an entire night of programming on ABC this year, is arguably one of the most powerful women working in TV. And the New York Times just made a big mistake by crossing her Rhimes took to Twitter Friday to air her issues with the writer of a profile piece after being characterized as an "angry black woman," a phrase that appeared, in a presumed failed attempt at being cheeky, in the first line of the story. ("When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.') SEE ALSO:…
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    Fast Company

  • YouTube Invests Millions To Keep Its Top Stars Home

    Peter Wade
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    New plans include a shift in payment strategy, new video formatting, and partnerships with Hollywood producers.YouTube wants to retain its stable of digital stars and is planning to invest millions of dollars to do so. The video-sharing website is pursuing new deals that would pay popular content creators--like Fast Company cover woman Bethany Mota--to create shows that will come with promotional guarantees and the possibility of working with Hollywood producers, Re/code reports.Read Full Story
  • Alibaba Soars In Largest IPO In U.S. History

    Alice Truong
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Founder Jack Ma now stands as China's richest man with an estimated net worth of $21.9 billion.Alibaba made its debut September 19 on the New York Stock Exchange as the largest initial public offering in U.S history.Read Full Story
  • Google Passed Its Nevada Driving Test With Flying Colors--And Control Of The Road Conditions

    Chris Gayomali
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    DMV logs obtained by IEEE Spectrum suggest a slightly more complicated story.Google's self-driving cars are adorable as hell. And for all the good they'll one day do for our congested roadways, the vehicles, which have logged more than 700,000 miles, might not be ready for commercial use anytime soon. Currently, the only governing body to have tested the vehicles on open roads is the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in May 2012. The tricked-out Toyota Prius passed the DMV's test, no problem.Read Full Story
  • This Might Be Frank Gehry's Craziest Building Yet

    Shaunacy Ferro
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Look at all that color!Frank Gehry's first foray into Latin American architecture basically looks like a box of crayons exploded on the shore of the Panama Bay. In a good way. The 44,000-square-foot Biomuseo, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution located on the waterfront in Panama City, pays tribute to the region's ecosystem with an eye-popping mishmash of orange, yellow, blue, and green panels--perfect for a museum that's all about celebrating biodiversity.Read Full Story
  • Inside Private(i), An Immersive Surveillance Art Project

    Kyle Chayka
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    The Always-Online Dystopian Future Comes to Brooklyn.The presentation started like a typical technology conference. A sprightly, well-dressed man stood behind a podium in front of a small crowd gathered at Building 92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a kind of community think tank for a neighborhood that's quickly becoming a hub of the tech economy. The founder explained how his company, ePublik, designed a device called the BiRD, a bracelet that would collect and share users' "social biometrics," creating a "live emotional profile" that could be accessed by friends and family, like an auto-updated…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Netflix Is Finally Coming To Linux Without The Need For Hacky Tricks

    Greg Kumparak
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
     If you’re sitting in the itty-bitty overlapping sliver on the Venn Diagram of “People who use Ubuntu” and “People who can’t figure out how to use user agent spoofing and other trickery to make Netflix work on Ubuntu” — Good news! Netflix is likely (finally) coming to Ubuntu soon. Read More
  • TechCrunch Giveaway: LogMeIn Rescue + 1 Year Mobile License

    Anna Escher
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
     For all you technicians out there, the team at LogMeIn wants to give one of our readers a license to their Rescue software tech support service. Rescue is a cloud-based application that empowers customer service agents to offer premium levels of remote support to people and the devices they use, no matter where you are. The winner will get a full license of LogMeIn Rescue + Mobile for 1 year. Read More
  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.19.14

    Steve Gillmor
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
     Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1pm PT. Our LIVE Friendfeed chat during show Gillmor Gang on Facebook Read More
  • Sweeten, A Match-Making Platform For Homeowners And Renovators, Launches Out Of Beta

    Jordan Crook
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
     We’ve seen services like Angie’s List and Red Beacon provide greater transparency around booking contractors and designers for home renovation and repair work, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement in the space. Sweeten, which just launched out of beta, has already done more than $100 million worth of renovation projects through its marketplace since June.… Read More
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple, Moto 360, And Amazon

    Jordan Crook
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
     This week, you might have noticed that Apple introduced a few new products. That said, we’re getting to know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Meanwhile, we’ve actually grown more attached to the Moto 360 than expected, and are in the process of learning about Amazon’s newest gear. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring John… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • What are you seeking at work?

    Seth Godin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Some people want safety and respect. They want to know what the work rules are, they want a guarantee that the effort required is both predictable and rewarded. They seek an environment where they won't feel pushed around, surprised or taken advantage of. Other people want challenge and autonomy. They want the opportunity to grow and to delight or inspire the people around them. They seek both organizational and personal challenges, and they like to solve interesting problems. Without a doubt, there's an overlap here, but if you find that your approach to the people around you isn't…
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
  • Avoiding S-curve error

    Seth Godin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The future is bumpy. It comes in spurts, and then it pauses. It's tempting to connect two dots and draw a line to figure out where the third dot is going to be.  In the long run, that's a smart way to go. For example, if we look at the cost per transistor in 1970 and again today, we can make a pretty smart guess about where it's going in the future. But we won't get there in a straight line. Consider this graph (from this must-read article): If you connected the first two red dots (1885 and 1925), your prediction for dynamic range today would be have been way off, far too low. If you…
  • People who like this stuff...

    Seth Godin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    like this stuff. When you work in a genre (any genre), break all the rules at your own peril. Sure, you need to break some rules, need to do something worth talking about. But please understand who the work is for. If it's for people outside the genre, you have a lot of evangelizing to do. And if it's for those that are already in it, you can't push too far, because they like the genre. That's why they're here. Those who have walked away probably aren't just waiting around for you to fix it. Those who have never been don't think the genre has a problem they need solved. Blue sky thinking…
  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
 
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    WIRED

  • Game|Life Podcast: Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros, Minecraft

    Chris Kohler
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    WIRED's game guys discuss Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, the Super Smash Bros. demo, and a bit about Microsoft buying Minecraft. The post Game|Life Podcast: Destiny, Hyrule Warriors, Smash Bros, Minecraft appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Resident Evil Aims To Bring Back the Horror

    Daniel Feit
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    CHIBA, Japan -- Resident Evil games used to be scary. The post New Resident Evil Aims To Bring Back the Horror appeared first on WIRED.
  • Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

    Marcus Wohlsen
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China. The post Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane

    Alexander George
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Hellcat Speedster is the latest in Confederate's Hellcat series, which it's been building since the early 2000s. The post This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane appeared first on WIRED.
  • Launching Levi’s Stadium: A Day in Digital Content

    Craig Howe, Rebel Leader Syndicate
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Documenting the launch of a new stadium is a once in a lifetime experience, let alone a stadium in the heart of Silicon Valley. On Sunday Scott Kegley, Senior Manager of Digital and Social Media for the San Francisco 49ers, and his team pulled out all the stops, leveraging a host of innovative digital technologies […] The post Launching Levi’s Stadium: A Day in Digital Content appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    Stacey Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions about how to make the best use of this media. Darren covers: Where social media fits in your blogging journey What hierarchy of importance social media should go in (because you can’t be across everything!) How to find readers How to build a presence How often you should update your social media channels Hints for scheduling your content…
  • Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Darren Rowse
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Regular readers of ProBlogger would know that over the last 18 months, I’ve put a lot of effort into Facebook – particularly by building up the Digital Photography School Facebook page. I’ve worked hard in that time to grow both the reach and influence of the page and while there have been ups and downs along the way, it has paid off in a fairly major way – with Facebook becoming the second-biggest referrer of traffic to Digital Photography School on any given day. In the last year and a half I’ve developed a publishing rhythm on the dPS Facebook page that works…
  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Build Your Own Tea Brewing Machine for $15

    Thorin Klosowski
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Brewing tea is pretty easy: put the bag in, let it steep, take it out. But it's easy to forget to take the bag out, which means you end up with a little too much flavor. Instructables user suvinks solved this problem by creating a little tea brewing machine. Read more...
  • How Much You'll Have to Stretch Your Thumb to Use the New iPhones

    Thorin Klosowski
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus come out today . Both are a bit bigger than previous versions of the phone, and that means using them is a little different. Over on Quartz, designer Scott Hurff shows how reachable the new phones are.Read more...
  • Save Money at Whole Foods with Bulk Buys

    Melanie Pinola
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Whole Foods Market sells great food, but it can feel like you have to be a millionaire to shop there regularly. The store does have some hidden discounts, however, that can save you a bunch on your grocery bill (organic or not).Read more...
  • This Week's Most Popular Posts: September 12th to 19th

    Whitson Gordon
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This week we learned all there is to know about iOS 8 , protected ourselves from ATIM thieves , learned the common traits of successful people , and learned what not do to on a resume . Here's a look back.Read more...
  • Learn Yoga in Five Minutes a Day with These "YogaGrams"

    Melanie Pinola
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    You don't have to commit an hour or half an hour every day to a yoga practice to reap the benefits. In less than five minutes a day, you can learn new yoga poses.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit). Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today. While the iPhone 5s used a 28-nanometer processor, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have a 20-nanometer processor, as has been widely rumored. According to TSMC, its 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips. The 20-nanometer process also results in a…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see significant shattering when dropped face down on the concrete. A second drop test conducted today saw somewhat different results. Android Authority dropped the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different ways, including face down, and the two devices saw little damage aside from scuffs. Even when dropped on their faces with a decent amount of force from waist high, the screens…
  • Tim Cook Helps Kick Off iPhone 6 Sales at Palo Alto Retail Store

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    With Apple's retail stores beginning sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, customers have been lining up to either pick up their pre-ordered devices or take their chances on launch-day supplies without reservations. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster conducted his annual line count at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan and found a record 1,880 people in line at 8:00 AM, an increase of 33% over last year's line. Tim Cook at final employee meeting before opening doors of Palo Alto store (via @CNBCnow) Apple executives are also getting into the spirit of the iPhone launch, with…
  • First Impressions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Sleek Look, Great Display, Unoptimized Apps Blurry, Loud Vibration

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    While the official reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were published several days ago, with the devices now making their way into customers' hands we are starting to see broader first impressions of the larger iPhones. Case from MacRumors giveaway, based on rumored design specs (Photo by @adam_moreno) Several posters in our forums have highlighted the high-quality "Retina HD" displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but have observed that apps yet to be optimized for the larger displays appear "quite blurry" or "'big' and disgusting" due to scaling issues. Photo by jchiou Another aspect being…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Go On Sale in U.S. and Canada to Huge Lines

    Eric Slivka
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Following launches in a number of other countries around the world earlier today, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have now begun going on sale in the U.S. and Canada, with 8:00 AM Apple launch times in the eastern and central portions of the countries having already occurred. As expected, supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus have been tight in some cases, although perhaps not as low as originally thought. Apple's own stores appear to have the strongest supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus, with carrier stores in some cases having barely a handful of units to distribute. iPhone 6 line at Toronto's Eaton Centre…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

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

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
  • Find Intensity

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
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    Copyblogger

  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Large photographs of your favorite writers covering one wall is appropriate. As is a collection of your favorite books along another wall. And that’s just the environment Shane Snow has created for the employees of his company. Shane is the co-founder of Contently, a high-end brand publishing firm. In fewer than five…
  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
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    Macworld

  • New iPhone 6 Plus shipments to take several weeks

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you didn't preorder an iPhone 6 Plus, prepare for a lengthy wait.Several wireless carriers and Apple's online store are reporting delays of several weeks to two months for the larger of the two new iPhones.T-Mobile, for example, got out the news this morning it wouldn't have any supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus in store, but would be able to honor all preorders.  As a perk, the company will throw in free shipping to anyone who comes in to a T-Mobile store to order one from from today through the weekend, according to a company representative.The wait times are fairly lengthy with Verizon as…
  • Tim Cook visits Palo Alto Apple Store line to launch iPhone 6 sales

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    What’s an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Taking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.The chief executive walked the line of several hundred people outside the company’s Palo Alto, California, store shortly before the new phone went on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, stopping to shake hands, thank customers and pose for many, many selfies.Cook didn’t have to travel far to get to the store. He lives just a few blocks away in the leafy Silicon Valley town. Steve Jobs lived nearby too and used to turn up at the store to check the atmosphere on launch day, but…
  • Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have some of the “the biggest advancements in iPhone history,” Apple said when it announced the new smartphones last week. But larger screens are what drew some to stand in lines outside stores on a chilly morning in both cities.At Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York the line, which snaked around a city block, started to form on Aug. 31, before the smartphones were announced. The New York City Police Department…
  • Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking flaw

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers said
  • Get started with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Congratulations, you’ve snagged yourself a brand-new iPhone. But before you get to playing with your new device, you’ll probably want to get to know it and set it up. Thanks to iOS’s step-by-step activation process, Apple’s made it pretty simple to get started; but just in case you need some extra help, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide for activating your new iPhone, transferring data from your old phone, and some suggestions for exploring its new features.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Prototyping For Better Products, Stronger Teams And Happier Clients

    Scott Hurff
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    As mobile designers, we have a stark decision to make: do we spend time learning new tools and changing our design processes to create our own transitional interfaces, or are the tools that we’ve been using good enough? There’s an old writing adage that advises writers, whenever possible, to “show, don’t tell” when bringing characters to life. The goal is to reveal the story through the character’s experiences instead of the author’s. When designing mobile products, we share a similar burden. Dammed up inside our heads are creative waterfalls of fresh…
  • Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 3: Interaction Design

    Anastasios Karafillis
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Having addressed the information architecture1 and the various systems2 of navigation in the first two articles of this series, the last step is to efficiently simplify the navigation experience — specifically, by carefully designing interaction with the navigation menu. When designing interaction with any type of navigation menu, we have to consider the following six aspects: symbols, target areas, interaction event, layout, levels, functional context. It is possible to design these aspects in different ways. Designers often experiment with new techniques3 to create a more exciting…
  • Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

    Rian van der Merwe
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions. The first confusion we have to clear up is what we mean by “product.” In the context of software development, a product is the website, application or online service that users interact with. Depending on the size of the company and its products, a product manager could be responsible for an entire system (such as a mobile app) or part of a system (such as the checkout flow on an e-commerce website across all devices). This is confusing because, in most…
  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

    Lusya Galkina
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings — that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process. The first web services that allow users to report bugs on web pages appeared several years ago. Since then, tools and technologies have emerged to make the process more convenient and user-friendly. Today’s market…
  • Making Modal Windows Better For Everyone

    Scott O'Hara
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    To you, modal windows1 might be a blessing of additional screen real estate, providing a way to deliver contextual information, notifications and other actions relevant to the current screen. On the other hand, modals might feel like a hack that you’ve been forced to commit in order to cram extra content on the screen. These are the extreme ends of the spectrum, and users are caught in the middle. Depending on how a user browses the Internet, modal windows can be downright confusing. Modals quickly shift visual focus from one part of a website or application to another area of (hopefully…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Under fire, NFL's Goodell speaks out

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he "got it wrong" in the handling of the Ray Rice case. He vowed changes in the league's domestic violence policies but said he won't resign.
  • Landmark verdict in salmonella trial

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A jury convicted a former peanut company owner Friday of conspiracy, fraud and other federal charges in a landmark case stemming from a deadly salmonella outbreak almost six years ago.
  • Politics a turnoff for millennials

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Scotland may have voted no on independence, but 16- and 17- year-olds offered a resounding yes to the question of whether young people can be motivated to take part in the political process after being allowed to vote for the first time. With voter turnout reportedly edging close to a remarkable 90% in some areas, many are pondering what we can expect from the youth vote in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
  • Heckler interrupts Goodell

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    A man is escorted out of the room during NFL's commissioner Roger Goodell's press conference.
  • Airliner's engine 'exploded'

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The plane was flying over the ocean off California with 147 people on board when the right engine "blew," JetBlue said. Smoke filled the cabin, but the oxygen masks didn't deploy, one passenger said. The drama didn't end there.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Our Exclusive First-Look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Scott Kelby
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s here — it’s only 47-second long, and you’ve never seen a “first-look” quite like it. ;-)Hope you have a great weekend!Best,-Scott
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates:Sept 26 – Houston, TX Oct 1 – Orlando, FL Oct 10 – Westminster, London, UK Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC Dec 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FLLeave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these upcoming seminars!The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a few weeks away from…
  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at KelbyOne, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it would be neat to share…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Challenge – Sports Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier today I shared a collection of sports images. Now as usual it’s time for the challenge. I throw down the gauntlet and urge you to accept it and play along (pun intended). Sports photography is a tricky subject. Fast moving subjects, quickly changing lighting conditions, and restrictions on where you are allowed to stand. All these things can be overcome and conquered – with practice! Now is the perfect time to get out and do just that. Try out your high speed shooting mode, or borrow a lens. Find a local sporting event and get out and take some action photography shots.
  • Collection of Summer Sports Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The part of the world where I live, we’re already starting to feel the changing season coming. Here that means summer is giving way to fall and cooler temperatures. This roundup of summer sports photography is to help those of us in the northern part of the world to hang on to it a little bit longer. What’s your favorite sport to watch or photograph? Maybe you’ll be inspired to go shoot some action or sports while the weather lasts. Ready?  Go! Unlimited playground by Tristan Shu on 500px Buffalo race by Astro Mohan on 500px Aerial by Jeff Dotson on 500px Catch by Jessica…
  • 3 Tips to Help Keep Your Photography Passion Alive

    Simon Ringsmuth
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photography is like any other pursuit in life, in that it requires a great deal of time and practice. Unless you make a living as a professional photographer, you might find that you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to devote to taking pictures. With work, family, school, and plenty of other obligations in our lives, it’s easy to let photography take a back seat to everything else. So, unfortunately we often find our expensive cameras gathering dust on the shelf, and our vibrant photo libraries growing ever more stagnant as the months and years pass. How in the world is…
  • 7 Tips to Help Improve Your Seascape Photos by Controlling the Waves

    Jim Hamel
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When photographing outdoors, you generally take the world as you find it, and you have very little control over the elements. You cannot control the weather. The terrain is a given. You certainly cannot control the skies or the clouds. But when photographing seascapes there is one thing you can control, and that is the waves. At least, you can control the appearance of the waves. This is a fundamental difference between landscapes and seascapes. In landscapes you have generally static ground and foreground elements, while in seascapes you are dealing with a fluid substance that is in constant…
  • How to Avoid and Reduce Noise in Your Images

    Barry J Brady
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reducing noise in your images can make a huge difference to their quality We have all seen it in our images, that uneven grainy look that makes our images look a little unappealing. In the days of film, noise was called grain and it looked better (even the word grain sounded better) but the digital equivalent of noise can often make a good image look bad. The first question we need to answer is: What is noise? Generally speaking, noise is defined as aberrant pixels. That means pixels that are not representing the colour, or the exposure of the scene correctly. The next question is: When does…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Video: Stephen Colbert loves woos his iPhone 6, breaks iPhone 5s heart

    John-Michael Bond
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    One of the perks of being Stephen Colbert is getting your iPhone 6+ early. The fake news commentator debuted his device last night by wooing the iPhone 6+ and throwing his iPhone 5s away like a summer fling. It's not just bragging, though Colbert...
  • iPhone 6 models expected to spur wave of Android switchers

    Yoni Heisler
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale today and the lines at Apple Stores around the world are absolutely insane. At Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City, for example, the line at one point spanned a full 12 city blocks. It's...
  • The 5 best iOS apps for International Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Mike Wehner
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Ahoy, mateys! In case you hadn't caught wind of today's significance, let me be the one to welcome you aboard: Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! If you'd like to participate, feel free to make horrible puns (as I've been doing all day)...
  • Rocketeer! flies, but not exactly out of this world

    Wil Wright
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Rocketeer! is a free in the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, and features a little rocket, perpetually moving forward through space, dodging craggy rock formations and doing what we all try to do in our real lives: get money and keep the fuel...
  • iPhone 6 Plus first impressions

    Steven Sande
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    While recording an episode of the British Tech Network Mac Show this morning, I was happy to hear my doorbell ring as I knew that meant that the UPS truck had arrived with my iPhone 6 Plus. After a hurried run down to the front door to sign for the...
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Choosing Cases and Carts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina is the Canon Powershot G7 X, a pocketable compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor. We caught up with Canon's Chuck Westfall who gave us an overview of the G7 X and let us know when it should be available. See video
  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:15 am
    With the introduction of the NX1 mirrorless camera, Samsung has put a stake in the ground of the photography market. We stop by the Samsung booth to learn more about the NX1, a new 50-150mm F2.8 image stabilized lens, and also get a peek at the company's "technology demonstration" 300mm F2.8 lens. See video
  • Opinion: Why the death of the point and shoot benefits photographers

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The death of the point-and-shoot compact has been disastrous for all the major camera manufacturers, but it's not all bad news. Manufacturers  are clambering over themselves to offer the most attractive features to the last group of people willing to pay for a good camera, spurring the kind of innovation we've not seen in a long time. Find out why we think photographers are reaping the greatest benefits from the decline of the point-and-shoot. Read more
  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Fujifilm X100T

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    In our latest from-the-show-floor video, we visit the Fujifilm booth at Photokina 2014 to learn more about the Fujifilm X100T, the newest member of the company's ultra-premium compact camera family. See video
  • Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Behind Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand is the Ricoh booth, the most colorful we've seen thus far. It's not the design of the booth that's colorful. Rather, it's the dozens of color combinations available for the company's DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The waterfall in front was pretty cool, too. Take the tour.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it with your own graphic. It could…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Buyer's Guide: List of Cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in the hands of millions of customers as of today, many users will be looking to purchase cases for their new devices. Despite the fact that the phones were just released, there are already quite a few options on the market as many case makers began preparing cases for the devices months ago. We've rounded up some of the available iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases below, with options ranging from ultra thin and light to those that offer complete protection. Spigen - Spigen has a range of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases available, each offering varying degrees of…
  • Apple Utilizing Own Content Delivery Network to Help Deliver iOS 8 Update

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    According to data from internet research firm DeepField, Apple relied on its content delivery network along with Akamai and Limelight to handle the rollout of iOS 8 publicly this week (via The Wall Street Journal). The release of iOS 8 caused web traffic to more than double in some areas as millions of iOS users rushed to update their iOS devices. “It really was a significant coming out party for the Apple CDN,” DeepField Chief Executive Craig Labovitz said. “This is definitely a realization that Apple is not just a software player. They’re not just a maker of PCs. They have an…
  • Health Record Providers Cerner and Athenahealth Developing HealthKit Apps

    Husain Sumra
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Cerner and Athenahealth, two of the leading electronic health record providers in the United States, will be developing apps that work with Apple's Health app, according to Reuters. Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they are building integrations with HealthKit and working with Apple. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health record company Epic Systems. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.The new apps are likely to be similar to Epic's MyChart [Direct Link] app, which gives users access to lab results, appointment information, medication…
  • Apple Engineers in 'War Room' Tracking Down iOS 8 Issues on Social Media

    Juli Clover
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Following the launch of iOS 8 to the public yesterday, Apple employees in Cupertino are working to locate and remedy iOS 8 bugs that are popping up. As described by one Reddit user, the company has a "War Room" at Apple where employees are tracking down issues on social media. After installing iOS 8 yesterday afternoon, Reddit user Kiggsworthy tweeted about a problem he was having with Family Sharing. Shortly afterwards he was contacted by an Apple employee on Twitter, who requested details about the issue. According to the employee, Kiggsworthy was experiencing a bug the team had been…
  • Apple Watch Likely Uses BCM4334 Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip

    Juli Clover
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Chipworks has done an impressive amount of investigative work on the Apple Watch and has managed to determine that the device appears to incorporate a BCM4334 Wi-Fi chip from Broadcom. Chipworks spotted the chip in the video introduction of the Apple Watch, which shows Apple's custom designed S1 Apple Watch chip in separate layers. Based on screenshots from the video, Chipworks determined that one of the chips towards the top of the processor resembled a Wi-Fi chip. The pattern specifically matched up with the Broadcom BCM4334. The Wi-Fi chip on the S1 compared to the Broadcom BCM4334What…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

    hiufu
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    The locals show us there's more to Indonesia's top tourist island than those world-famous beaches Bali's best beach clubSurfers' paradiseThe mellow side of BaliWith its gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, beautiful Bali is undeniably Indonesia's travel hotspot.  But what's happening beyond the tourist grind? This September, CNNGo hits up some of the island's locals to share their favorite Bali hangouts and the stories behind them.  Legendary Indonesian surfer Rizal Tanjung shows us where he first fell in love with the waves. Sunglasses designer Suki takes us to the…
  • No more using Uber in Germany?

    Guessy1
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    A court moves to end the ride for the U.S.-based online chauffeur and ride-sharing service in GermanyIn the ongoing fight between chauffeur and ride-sharing app Uber and taxi drivers around the world, score one for the taxi drivers … for now. A regional court in Frankfurt, Germany, this week issued a preliminary injunction forbidding the San Francisco-based Uber from operating in Germany. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Germany’s national union of taxi drivers. The court said that Uber violated German law by working with a network of drivers that lack commercial licenses.
  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

    hiufu
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    From Hollywood to Santa Monica, some of L.A.'s most renowned locals guide us through the star-studded citySoaking up the sun in MalibuVintage cinema honors movie historyBest of L.A. comes to life in VeniceThe surf is up and the sun is out -- CNNGo is coasting through Los Angeles this summer with star locals. Director and producer of the "Iron Man" movie series, Jon Favreau takes us to a few of the locations that have inspired his movies, including the Kogi Truck on which his latest movie, "Chef," is partially based.  Lubov Azria, one of LA's most notable fashion icons, shows us how to…
  • Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

    barry.neild
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine sceneryCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Visitors arriving in Zurich can be forgiven for wondering where the city is. Church steeples dominate the skyline. Shoes stay clean on century-old cobblestones. And lawyers and bankers jump into the Limmat to swim with the swans during lunchtime. Which begs the…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
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