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  • Coyote call is eerily effective [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    We're not sure we'd want to know there were this many coyotes in our immediate area, but for a hunter, it's a different story.
  • 23 Times Celebs Mastered the Shruggie

    Mashable
    Megan Hess
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Once you've seen the shruggie, more commonly recognized in its emoticon-slash-emoji-like form ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ , you'll see it everywhere In fact, the shruggie (also known as the "smugshrug") has become so ubiquitous in certain circles (read: Twitter; the Internet), that it is slowly become a default reaction. We're all going to die in an Apple-iPhone-6-pocalypse? Everything is starting to faintly taste like pumpkin spice? Something called a selfie hairbrush exists? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ See also: 17 Fun Text Emoticons So You Can Stop Shrugging All the Time (Also noteworthy is…
  • The Art Of "Defictionalization": Turning Fake Movie And TV Products Into A Real Business

    Fast Company
    Jake Rossen
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How Omni Consumer Products used True Blood and Ghostbusters to create a thriving business selling real versions of fake stuff.Pete Hottelet remembers the day he walked into the headquarters of Valve--makers of the immensely popular Half-Life video game--while proudly wielding a crowbar. In his mind, it was a can't-miss proposition: The game's protagonist, Gordon Freeman, used the tool to smash skulls. Gamers regarded it as iconic. As a potential licensee, Hottelet figured a color-accurate replica would be a nice addition to man caves and adolescent bedrooms around the world.Read Full Story
  • Apple Explores Bone Conducting, Noise Cancelling EarPod Design

    TechCrunch
    Darrell Etherington
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
     Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that describes incorporating bone conduction tech into its EarPods, as well as packing them with sensors for better noise cancellation. The sensors include accelerometers to detect vibration in a wearer’s skull while they’re talking, and is able to then identify speech and filter out other ambient noises that classify as non-vocal. Read More
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    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…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Coyote call is eerily effective [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    We're not sure we'd want to know there were this many coyotes in our immediate area, but for a hunter, it's a different story.
  • How to kill any chance of having a life? Wear an iPad on your face

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    All right, folks, we realize the world is tough to face many a day, so we drown ourselves in cat videos, Candy Crush Saga and obsessing over why everyone else's lives are so much more exciting than ours on social media, but here's the thing: We snap out of it. Put on the big girl panties and snap out of it. Apparently, though, there are, at this moment, 153 people looking to snap an iPad onto their faces and disappear into the new 3D virtual reality offered by the AirVR, currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
  • 10 habits of excruciatingly boring people

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    It's fine not being the type to leap off a cliff or try to pull off wearing nothing but body paint and a smile to work, that's not the kind of boring we're talking about. While your book group or chess club might not be the kind of thing that appeals to the more adventurous souls out there, being boring is more about not finding that spark that makes life worth living.
  • How to make a classic Sazerac cocktail [video]

    Josh Urich
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Sazerac is one of the oldest, most famous cocktails. And, luckily, it's really easy to make at home. Here's how to make it (warning: practice throwing the glass before you have guests)
  • Russian vigilante throws trash back into litterbugs’ cars

    Josh Urich
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A Russian woman was so fed up with litterbugs that she started returning the trash from whence it came (sometimes with gusto). Take a look, from her point of view, as she spots litterbugs and brings them swift, righteous justice.
 
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    Mashable

  • 23 Times Celebs Mastered the Shruggie

    Megan Hess
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Once you've seen the shruggie, more commonly recognized in its emoticon-slash-emoji-like form ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ , you'll see it everywhere In fact, the shruggie (also known as the "smugshrug") has become so ubiquitous in certain circles (read: Twitter; the Internet), that it is slowly become a default reaction. We're all going to die in an Apple-iPhone-6-pocalypse? Everything is starting to faintly taste like pumpkin spice? Something called a selfie hairbrush exists? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ See also: 17 Fun Text Emoticons So You Can Stop Shrugging All the Time (Also noteworthy is…
  • 10 Apps That Make the Best Use of iOS 8

    Karissa Bell
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    iOS 8 has been touted as Apple's biggest overhaul to the operating system since its launch However, unlike iOS 7, which had a significantly different look and feel than its predecessors, many of iOS 8's biggest changes are not immediately noticeable after downloading the update See also: iOS 8 Review: Widgets, Keyboards and Notifications Make a Good OS Great That's because some of the most radical differences— like third-party keyboards, extensions and other features designed to give third-party developers more flexibility — are reliant on individual developers to take advantage…
  • 'Interstellar' Experience Explains the Movie's Space-Time Travel and Beyond

    Josh Dickey
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    LOS ANGELES — Little by little, we're getting more of an idea what Interstellar is all about. From that first ambiguous teaser to the extensive Comic-Con footage, Christopher Nolan has dribbled out bits of his space-exploration epic. But what Paramount Pictures is unleashing Thursday is something different altogether — something cosmic SEE ALSO: Paramount Brings 'Turtles,' Christopher Nolan and 'Interstellar' to Comic-Con You are about to enter The Interstellar Experience, an app-based journey (also available on your browser) through strange solar systems, black holes, wormholes…
  • Pantone Beer Serves Up a Refreshing Redesign

    Andrea Romano
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    There's nothing like cracking open a crisp, cold 7412 C at the end of the day. Spanish creative agency Txaber reimagines beer packaging with their series of pantone-inspired brews labeled according to the exact colors of the delicious liquids inside the can. See also: What Your Beer Choice Says About You While you can't enjoy one of Txaber's sleek, minimalist beers anytime soon, the company is hoping a willing brewery will taken them up on its design. A representative of Txaber told Mashable, "currently there are no companies interested in producing, but I hope they can see the light…
  • Why Al Gore Is Hopeful on Global Warming

    Andrew Freedman
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Al Gore is hopeful In fact, the Nobel Laureate, who has spent years solemnly sounding the alarm on global warming, now sounds positively chipper. In an interview with Mashable this week, he argued with the conviction of a barnstorming preacher that climate change has changed from a scientific issue to a grassroots social movement and expressed excitement that the cost of carbon-free energy sources are plunging to become competitive with fossil fuel prices. See also: This Is It: The Next 15 Years Will Seal the Fate of Earth's Climate This new, more ebullient Gore, who seemed somehow lighter on…
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    Fast Company

  • The Art Of "Defictionalization": Turning Fake Movie And TV Products Into A Real Business

    Jake Rossen
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How Omni Consumer Products used True Blood and Ghostbusters to create a thriving business selling real versions of fake stuff.Pete Hottelet remembers the day he walked into the headquarters of Valve--makers of the immensely popular Half-Life video game--while proudly wielding a crowbar. In his mind, it was a can't-miss proposition: The game's protagonist, Gordon Freeman, used the tool to smash skulls. Gamers regarded it as iconic. As a potential licensee, Hottelet figured a color-accurate replica would be a nice addition to man caves and adolescent bedrooms around the world.Read Full Story
  • Amazon Unveils Six-Count 'Em!-New Tablets and E-Readers

    Harry McCracken
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The Fire tablets--including a $99 model--will be the big sellers. But a new Kindle might be the company's most impressive product ever.Amazon's consumer-electronics business has sometimes felt like a sideline--something the company did to supplement its real business of selling physical and virtual goods created by others. But it's time to rethink that. For one thing in 2014, with the Fire TV streaming-video box and Fire Phone, the company entered two new product categories.Read Full Story
  • 23andMe Responds To Controversy Over Relative-Finding Tool

    Karen Valby
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    After a customer discovered he had a half-sibling and inadvertently tore his family apart, the DNA-testing company rethinks its policy.A story on Vox about a biologist who gifted his parents with 23andMe genetics tests, only to suffer the trauma of discovering that his father had had illegitimate son, has prompted a role reversal in company policy at Anne Wojcicki's Mountain View, California-based biotech firm.Read Full Story
  • What's Homomorphic Encryption And Why Did ItWin A MacArthur Genius Grant?

    Neal Ungerleider
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    What if you could run programs without actually decrypting them?Craig Gentry, a cryptographer working at IBM's Thomas Watson Research Center in the suburbs outside New York City, recently received a phone call that changed his life. His passion, an experimental and mainly theoretical type of encryption called homomorphic encryption, just won a MacArthur "Genius Grant."Read Full Story
  • This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything

    Mark Wilson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    An easy button for the Internet of Things? Not a bad idea.We've all seen the Staples Easy Button--a marketing schtick which imagines one button could solve any problem you had.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Apple Explores Bone Conducting, Noise Cancelling EarPod Design

    Darrell Etherington
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
     Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that describes incorporating bone conduction tech into its EarPods, as well as packing them with sensors for better noise cancellation. The sensors include accelerometers to detect vibration in a wearer’s skull while they’re talking, and is able to then identify speech and filter out other ambient noises that classify as non-vocal. Read More
  • BlackBerry Tries Again With The Porsche Design P’9983 Smartphone

    Matt Burns
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
     Not to be outdone by the new iPhones or Galaxy Notes, BlackBerry is shouting “me too!” with the introduction of a new smartphone. Meet the Porsche Design P’9983, a slightly re-skined and re-worked BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1-inch touchscreen. Don’t be fooled by the swanky Porsche Design exterior. This is a Ford Fiesta with a Porsche 911 body. Inside the Porsche Design… Read More
  • Red Hat Buys FeedHenry For $82M To Add Mobile App Development To Its Platform

    Ingrid Lunden
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
     Some big news today for Red Hat, the open source company that provides a platform for application development and other platform as a service solutions: It is buying FeedHenry, an Ireland-based provider of a platform for mobile app developers, specifically for the enterprise. In a statement on the acquisition, Red Hat says it will be paying €63.5 million ($82 million) in cash for FeedHenry.… Read More
  • ‘Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals’ Startup EatWith Raises $8 Million From Greylock

    Ryan Lawler
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
     Founded in 2012 by Guy Michlin and Shemer Schwarz, EatWith provides a marketplace that connects diners and hosts, creating a unique social experience where guests get to know one another while also eating an authentic, home-cooked meal. Read More
  • Ping Identity Picks Up $35M Led By KKR

    Alex Wilhelm
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Ping Identity, a company that works in the enterprise identity space as you might imagine, has raised $35 million, led by KKR, with participation by new investor Ten Eleven, along with a number of prior investors. The funding, as the company was somewhat excited to point out, brings its total fundraising to date to $110 million. Ping hasn’t had much trouble raising, in other words. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • 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.        
  • Without a keyboard

    Seth Godin
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world? It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet. You can't create the spreadsheet that changes an industry on a smart phone. And professional programmers don't sit down to do their programming with a swipe. Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter. Yes, of course the media that's being created on the spot, the…
 
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    WIRED

  • Cape Watch: Marvel Spills Avengers Secrets and Professor X Loses His Hair

    Graeme McMillan
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The revelation of the Avengers: Age of Ultron plot pretty much dominated superhero news this week, but that doesn't mean there weren't a few other interesting tidbits. We've gathered them all up for you right here. The post Cape Watch: Marvel Spills Avengers Secrets and Professor X Loses His Hair appeared first on WIRED.
  • A New Gossip Tool That Keeps Fake Tipsters Away, But Guards Anonymity

    Klint Finley
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Someone just said something on the internet, and you know they’re wrong. You know because you’re an expert on the subject this bozo is spewing nonsense about. But, at the same time, you don’t want to post a response under your own name. Maybe you have an opinion that would make you unpopular with your […] The post A New Gossip Tool That Keeps Fake Tipsters Away, But Guards Anonymity appeared first on WIRED.
  • Watch: Famous Athletes Redrawn as Hypnotizing Geometric Forms

    Liz Stinson
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    This illustrated short translates the movements of famous Olympians into graceful, minimalist graphics. The post Watch: Famous Athletes Redrawn as Hypnotizing Geometric Forms appeared first on WIRED.
  • These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits

    Jakob Schiller
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    On the beaches of Miami or Rio, it's all about showing skin. But on a beach outside Qingdao, China, it’s all about covering up, even if it means looking like a lucha libre star. Swimmers there have become famous, even fashionable, for the funky “facekinis” worn over their heads to complement the colorful swimsuits they wear for protection against the sun and giant jellyfish. The post These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market

    Andy Greenberg
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Evolution’s popularity has been driven not only by a more secure and professional operation than its competitors, but also by a more amoral approach to the cryptomarket than the strict libertarian ethos the Silk Road preached. The post The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 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,…
  • Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    Guest Blogger
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey. You are getting sleepy…very sleepy… That’s typically what comes to mind when you think of hypnosis—a stage show with some unfortunate soul doing the chicken-dance. However, those who practice hypnosis are quick to give a proper explanation. Here’s the textbook definition: The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person becomes highly responsive to suggestion or direction. We enter into hypnotic states on a daily basis; completely absorbed in an activity and losing track of time. It happens when…
  • The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    Guest Blogger
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Image via Flickr user na.harii. This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Do you feel like every article you write is exactly like another you’ve already written or read? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s something we all deal with. Perhaps you need a refresher, a reminder, or just someone to give you a few new ideas - a nudge along the way. This article will give a full look at how to encourage and capture readership, optimize for action and engagement, and get the most out of your content – the full gamut of…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • What's the Best Place to Buy Used Video Games and Consoles?

    Alan Henry
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking to get your game on? Well, we've talked about the best resources for PC games , but this week we want to talk about deals on all sorts of games, specifically used ones. Where do you go to get the best bargains on gently used games? There are plenty of options, but this week we're interested in the best. Read more...
  • Talk Like You're Reciting Phone Numbers for Perfect Speech Pace

    Mihir Patkar
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Many of us rush through our talk because public speaking makes us nervous . You need to speak slowly for a good speech, and to get that right, talk at the pace you would when telling someone a phone number.Read more...
  • How to Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances

    Thorin Klosowski
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every operating system has its share of annoyances and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don't want them, here's how to fix some of the worst annoyances.Read more...
  • The Spotless White Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who would buy white furniture and glass tables (and meticulously maintain them), and the rest of us. Today's featured workspace falls into the former category.Read more...
  • Create a Better Work Environment by Embracing Your Inner Weirdness

    Patrick Allan
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When you're putting together a team or in a position to lead, you want others around you to feel as comfortable as possible. Letting out your own inner weirdness can set the tone and make sure you get the best out of everyone.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple Working with U2 on New Music Format to Boost Digital Music Sales

    Kelly Hodgkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Apple and U2 have a long history of working together, producing a special edition U2 iPod in 2008 and more recently releasing the band's latest album, "Songs of Innocence," for free. According to Time, Apple and U2 now are collaborating on a new music format that will boost digital music sales. Details on the music format or the secret project surrounding it were not revealed, but U2's Bono says it will help musicians sell their music.Bono tells TIME he hopes that a new digital music format in the works will prove so irresistibly exciting to music fans that it will tempt them again into…
  • Long Lines Forming for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launch in Australia

    Richard Padilla
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    With Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going on sale in the first group of launch countries beginning on Friday, September 19, long lines have already started to form across the world as many anticipate the release of both devices. Apple retail customers in Australia will have the first opportunity to purchase the new handsets at 8 AM on Friday, as some have already begun lining up outside of the company's various retail locations. Currently, it is 7:10 PM on Thursday, September 18 throughout many parts of Australia. Image credit: @beth_blanchard One photo taken by Guardian Australia…
  • Apple Aims for Greater Transparency With Comprehensive New Privacy Site

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Apple today launched a new privacy site that outlines all of the privacy features of Apple's products and services, offers tips on managing privacy, details government information requests, and explicitly states Apple's Privacy Policy. The site comes alongside a letter on privacy from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who says that the company respects user privacy and protects it with "strong encryption." Privacy and security are of the utmost importance to Apple, according to Cook, and the company designs all of its hardware, software, and services with privacy in mind. In the letter, Tim Cook says that…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.9.5 With Reliability Improvements, Safari 7.0.6

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Apple today released OS X 10.9.5, after approximately a month of testing and two months after the release of OS X 10.9.4. The update, which is recommended for all Mavericks users, improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication and it improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server. Also included with OS X 10.9.5 is Safari 7.0.6. OS X 10.9.5 will likely be the final update to Mavericks ahead of the release of OS X Yosemite, which is expected in October. OS X Yosemite brings several improvements to the operating system, including a…
  • List of iOS 8 Apps That Offer Touch ID Integration

    Juli Clover
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    iOS 8, released to the public earlier today, included a slew of new APIs for developers. One of those APIs opened up Touch ID to third-party apps, letting developers use the fingerprint scanner for authentication purposes within apps. Quite a few apps have been updated to take advantage of Touch ID integration, replacing passwords and PIN codes. We've gathered up a comprehensive list of the most popular apps that have integrated Touch ID support below. - 1Password (Free) [Direct Link] - Password management app 1Password allows Touch ID to replace a Master Password, providing access to the…
 
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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

  • Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying third-party app launches

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    A bug in Apple’s HealthKit—a back-end feature in iOS 8—is delaying the launch of outside developers’ fitness and health apps, the company said Wednesday. HealthKit is a new tool for developers in iOS 8 designed to let their apps talk to Apple’s native health apps. HealthKit is meant to pull in information from other apps and devices, like calories burned or heart rate, and make it more useful. For instance, it could allow a nutrition app, with the user’s permission, to tell other fitness apps how many calories the person consumes in a day, Apple says. It can also let data like…
  • The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    With the release of its new mobile operating system on Wednesday, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone. Smartphones, both Apple and Android-based, are attractive targets for thieves, and law enforcement officials hope the kill switch will change that. The software is capable of remotely locking and disabling a phone if it’s stolen, only allowing the handset to be unlocked with a correct password. That action essentially makes a phone useless, reducing the resale price to close to zero. California lawmakers…
  • Spacecom review: A rousing game of strategy between a bunch of triangles

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Spacecom strips both the mechanics and graphics of strategy games down to the barest of bones, but keeps a satisfying amount of depth.
  • Tim Cook and Jony Ive open up about Steve Jobs and the future of Apple

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Apple's top execs about new iPhones and the company's culture.(businessweek.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Messages is arguably the most useful communications tool on your iPhone. What started as a way to make SMS text conversations easier to follow has blossomed into a full-fledged communication powerhouse. And in iOS 8, Messages is better than it's ever been. Ironically, one of its best new tricks is the equivalent of leaving an old-fashioned voicemail—only now that's way more useful because it lives alongside the texts, photos, videos, and shared locations you keep in Messages already. Let's walk through what's new and cool in Apple's chat app.Say anything Constantly tapping out texts in…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • 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…
  • Are Your Internal Systems Damaging Your Business?

    Paul Boag
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this. “How come I can download an app on my phone and instantly know how to use it, yet need training to use our content management system? Shouldn’t our system be intuitive?” This was just one of the comments I heard in a recent stakeholder interview. People are fed up with inadequate internal systems. Many of those I interviewed had given up on the official software. Instead, they use tools like…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 2)

    Chris Bank
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. This two-part series, looks into the product design process of Dropbox’s Carousel. Part 11 covered the core user, their needs and Dropbox’s business needs, and broke down existing photo and video apps. This second part is about Carousel’s primary requirements, the end product, its performance and key learnings since the launch. Primary User Requirements In a Wired…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Five other iOS 8 features you'll love

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday.
  • 11 things to know before going to Tokyo

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    After a setback from the natural and nuclear disasters of 2011, tourism has rebounded in Tokyo.
  • Another NFLer faces abuse charge

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic-violence allegations, Phoenix police say. The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from the team.
  • Does spanking harm black community?

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Steven Holmes says spanking accomplishes nothing positive and causes harm.
  • What the U.S. should give Ukraine

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    When Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington on Thursday, he will almost certainly again ask for U.S. military assistance, including defensive weapons. President Barack Obama should say yes. Arming Kiev can deter Russian Vladimir Putin from further aggression and support the fragile Ukraine ceasefire and settlement process. Doing so would also bolster U.S. efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
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    Digital Photography School

  • 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…
  • Couple Photography: Telling Their Love Story

    Melinda Smith
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A while ago, I went to the funeral for my husband’s dear Grandpa Wes, and I looked through old photos of him and his beautiful sweetheart, Daphene, who passed away just 6 months before (they couldn’t live without each other for very long). They had photos when they were young snuggled up together, holding hands, and even kissing, and it struck me how rare that was. Old photos usually are much more formal, and don’t show a lot of emotion or candid feelings. They also had more recent photos that showed the same affection, and that’s rare as well, to be married for…
  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

    John Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the stars? You’ll need a tripod. Want to get silky smooth waterfall photos? Yep tripod again. Need to photograph an HDR to extend the dynamic range of your scene? Oh yes, tripod required there too. Basically, if you want to do anything more than point and shoot, you’ll need to bring your three legged friend along with you. I’ve decided to write this article in a way that assumes you’re just starting out with…
  • 10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

    Matthias Hombauer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Rolling Stones: Nikon D800, 185mm at f4, 1/320, ISO 1600 The correct camera settings are key to getting awesome concert photos in low light situations. Maybe you were in this situation before. You used the full automatic mode in front of the stage and – BAM- the little flash monster sitting on top of your camera pops up and throws the ugliest light you can think of onto the singer’s face. At this point, a lot of frustrated concert photography beginners just take their cameras home and never shoot a concert again. But wait, in this article I’ll share the camera settings I…
  • Down and Dirty Guide to Milky Way Photography

    James Brandon
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Milky Way Over Mono Lake | James Brandon Seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes is a life-changing, mind-blowing experience. It will put your place within the universe in to perspective and remind you just how small and insignificant we all are. The sad part is that most people have never seen it. Over half of our planet’s population lives in cities where seeing the Milky Way is all but impossible. Even when people get out of the city and have a good view of the stars, they usually don’t focus on them long enough to find the Milky Way. It’s something that you either stumble onto by…
 
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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: Sneak peak at upcoming Fujifilm XF lenses

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Fujifilm announced two cameras on the runup to Photokina - the X100T and X30. But the company is also showing off mockups of several new lenses, slated for release next year. We sat down with senior executives from Fujifilm earlier today, and got our hands on the samples. Click through to take a look at what's in store.
  • Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands, which made it easier to get up close and personal with the company's new lenses. We also took a look at some of their recent cameras, and have a few cutaways, as well. Read more.
  • Photokina 2014 interview: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    In this video from Photokina, Panasonic's Matt Frazer walks us through the features of the new Lumix DMC-LX100 compact camera. Matt also explains Panasonic's use of a multi-aspect four thirds sensor, discusses lens design and manufacture, and explains the camera's 4K video capabilities. See video
  • Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report (updated)

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    We swung by Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand to see the new D750 in action and investigate what else the company has in store for show attendees. The booth itself is a bit less flashy than some of the competitions, and distinctly lacking in cars and ladies wearing sequins, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impression. Click through to read more. 
  • Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    How does the idea of capturing 100 19MP Raw files per second sound? That's what RED's latest camera, the RED Dragon can do, courtesy of its 6K video capture mode. Fully modular, the RED Dragon can be adapted to accept a multitude of lens mounts, and although intended for professional movie shooting, its still image quality is seriously impressive too. We got a quick tour of RED's latest magic machines at the company's stand. 
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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

  • Apple Receives One Out of Two Licenses Needed to Begin iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Apple has received one out of the two regulatory licenses it needs to sell the iPhone 6 in China, reports state-run news agency Xinhua (via Reuters). The handset is currently being reviewed by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which also examined the the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c before its launch in China last year. According to the news agency, Apple now needs a critical network access license before it can begin selling the device. The news follows a report yesterday which stated that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China may be pushed back to…
  • Apple Updates iMovie and Numbers for iOS 8 [Update: iMovie Pulled]

    Husain Sumra
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Apple has begun updating its own apps for iOS 8, with iMovie and Numbers receiving the first updates. While Numbers simply brings stability, iOS 8 support and iCloud Drive compatibility, iMovie goes a bit further with brand new features like video filters, an extension for the Photos app and more. What’s New in Version 2.1 - Support for iOS 8 - Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension - Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie - Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip* - Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud…
  • iPhone 4s Users May Want to Avoid iOS 8 Due to Performance and Screen Size Issues

    Kelly Hodgkins
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Apple's public launch of iOS 8 is happening today, but there is one group of iPhone owners who may want pass on the upgrade for now. According to Ars Technica, the overall experience of iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s is degraded enough that owners of this device may want to consider bypassing the update and remaining on iOS 7, despite the new features offered in Apple's latest iOS version. Apple's iPhone 4s was launched in 2011 and is falling quickly behind the times. It includes a much slower A5 processor, doesn't have an option for LTE connectivity, lacks Touch ID, and ships with 2.4GHz-only…
  • Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

    Eric Slivka
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy. Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest keyboard in the world. The keyboard relies on advanced autocorrect features to interpret input and includes extensive gesture support to make it easy for users to delete, add punctuation and spaces, or select an alternate autocorrect suggestion by swiping anywhere on the keyboard. Fleksy also includes…
  • LG to Supply Apple Watch Displays, Apple Aiming to Sell 50 Million Units in 2015

    Richard Padilla
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    LG Display will supply the AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch when it launches in 2015, reports Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is also expecting to ship five million units of the wearable device a month, and is aiming to sell more than 50 million Apple Watches in 2015. Apple was also said to be in talks with Samsung to provide AMOLED panels for the device, however the company ultimately decided that all displays for its smartwatch would come from LG. The news is similar to a report last October from The Korea Herald, which noted that Apple was close to striking a deal with LG to…
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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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