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  • What happens when you make a comedian perform without an audience? [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Seven Minutes in Purgatory is when you stick a comedian in a sound proof room backstage (read: make him wear ear muffs) and have him or her perform his or her comedy bit. Without being able to see the audience, things get simultaneously hilarious and awkward. Enjoy...ish.
  • Funky-Shaped Solar Car Can Transport the Whole Family

    Mashable
    Rex Santus
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    You're not imagining things if you've recently spotted an oddly shaped car topped with solar panels in California. It was probably Stella — a family-sized solar car — which finished up its U.S. debut trip on Sept. 24. It's believed to be the first solar car that can comfortably transport four people — more than any other solar car, according to Tom Selten, manager of the team from the Netherlands that designed the car. See also: Faster, Better, Solar: Record-Breaking Student Car May Hit Streets by 2015 "A four-seated car is (in our opinion) functional and essential for…
  • The New York Times Says Goodbye To Opinion App And 100 Employees

    Fast Company
    Peter Wade
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Can the Times continue its legacy of quality journalism and conquer the digital world--all while staying in the black?In a move that has become all too familiar, The New York Times announced Wednesday it will lay off 100 newsroom staff and shutter the NYT Opinion app due to a lack of subscribers--a sign the paper of record's plan to increase revenue through app subscriptions, led by former executive editor Jill Abramson who was ousted in May, has not paid off.Read Full Story
  • Kickstarter Chairman Perry Chen’s Next Act Is The Non-Profit Website Dollar A Day

    TechCrunch
    Jonathan Shieber
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
     After handing over the reins at Kickstarter and assuming the role of chairman at the wildly successful crowdfunding company, Perry Chen’s next online act is launching Dollar A Day, a site aimed at educating the public on the wide world of non-profit giving and volunteering. Dollar a Day began as a mostly volunteer project that Chen started with a few other friends from the tech industry… Read More
  • You're right, they're wrong, but they won

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Why is that? Is the world so unfair? Actually, it might be because the other guys took the time and invested the effort to build a movement. They showed up, every time, again and again. They never contemplated that they might lose, even though they're wrong, sub-par or not as good as you are. Their operating system, corporate structure, political ideas or economic approach won. Perhaps they told a story that resonated, one that resonated not with the better angels of our nature, but with our urgent desires. And most probably, they built a tribe, not one in their image, but in the image (and…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • What happens when you make a comedian perform without an audience? [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Seven Minutes in Purgatory is when you stick a comedian in a sound proof room backstage (read: make him wear ear muffs) and have him or her perform his or her comedy bit. Without being able to see the audience, things get simultaneously hilarious and awkward. Enjoy...ish.
  • 10,000 pigeons searched where the sun don’t shine for Chinese celebration

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    You might think that taking part in the celebrations for National Day of the People's Republic of China would be an honor any loyal pigeon would be proud to partake in, but we're guessing more than a few made a run for the border once their duties were done after being searched where the sun don't shine for security purposes.
  • What this guy does with an acoustic guitar will blow your mind [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    There are some incredible guitar players on YouTube––some of them have even been featured on Holy Kaw!. But this guy plays guitar unlike anything you've ever seen. What's even more impressive is that his incredibly advanced techniques are more than just for show––they sound incredible. Enjoy Conny Berghäll's "Revolution."
  • Baby owls fascinated by camera [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    We're sure mother owls give their fledglings the lecture on what kinds of things to steer clear of just like any human parent, but they weren't prepared for the camera As Goprod set up to spy on the nest.
  • What someone typing 165 words per minute looks like [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone thinks they're a pretty fast typer. But no matter how fast you think you are, this video will put you in your place. Watch this person blaze through a typing program at a whopping 165 wpm.
 
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    Mashable

  • Funky-Shaped Solar Car Can Transport the Whole Family

    Rex Santus
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    You're not imagining things if you've recently spotted an oddly shaped car topped with solar panels in California. It was probably Stella — a family-sized solar car — which finished up its U.S. debut trip on Sept. 24. It's believed to be the first solar car that can comfortably transport four people — more than any other solar car, according to Tom Selten, manager of the team from the Netherlands that designed the car. See also: Faster, Better, Solar: Record-Breaking Student Car May Hit Streets by 2015 "A four-seated car is (in our opinion) functional and essential for…
  • Tweet an Innovative Idea for Exploring a New City to Win a Trip to London

    Annie Park
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    As advances in technology improve our everyday lives, they also make traveling more convenient. From jetlag-reducing apps and traffic maps to currency calculators and paperless tickets, gadgets are cutting costs and saving time every step of the way. See also: Where to Find the Best Food at Airports Around the World Next week, we're flying the five lucky winners of our travel innovation Twitter challenge from London to Austin, where they'll have a chance to dive into the city's culture with an exciting itinerary, as well as attend an exclusive party hosted by Mashable and British Airways. We…
  • 19th Century Artist Predicted Whale-Shaped Flying Cars by 2000

    Chris Wild
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    In 1882 French illustrator Albert Robida (1848–1926) completed a wildly futuristic engraving: his vision of fashionable Parisian opera attendees, in the year 2000 In tandem, Robida wrote a science fiction trilogy in the late nineteenth century, which drew comparison to author Jules Verne's renown works, such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In Robida's novels he predicted many phenomena of the forthcoming modern world: mass tourism, pollution, guided missiles, chemical weapons and the emancipation of women. Most striking was the Téléphonoscope, a flat screen…
  • Study Says Half World's Wildlife Has Vanished Since 1970. Is It Misleading?

    Kari Paul
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Humans are causing populations of wildlife around the world to decline at a rate much higher than previously thought, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). See also: 11 Great Shots of Wildlife in Its Natural Setting The environmental group's biennial Living Planet Report found the number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish in the wild dropped more than 50% between 1970 and 2010 Image: WWFJon Hoekstra, Chief Scientist at World Wildlife Fund said the population decline is far greater than researchers initially anticipated "This is the tenth of our…
  • Prince Hosts Facebook Q&A, Answers Only 1 Question

    Eitan Levine
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    As it turns out, Prince's understanding of the Internet could makes doves cry. The artist formerly known as an unpronounceable symbol has finally joined Facebook. The rock icon’s official fan page launched on Tuesday, and has already amassed more than 1.7 million fans. As a reward for his fans' devotion online, Prince decided to host a Q&A session on his page. Fans flocked to get a rare glimpse during a live web appearance by the notoriously secretive musician. Three hours after the Q&A began, Prince answered his first question. One day later, Prince has still only answered one…
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    Fast Company

  • The New York Times Says Goodbye To Opinion App And 100 Employees

    Peter Wade
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Can the Times continue its legacy of quality journalism and conquer the digital world--all while staying in the black?In a move that has become all too familiar, The New York Times announced Wednesday it will lay off 100 newsroom staff and shutter the NYT Opinion app due to a lack of subscribers--a sign the paper of record's plan to increase revenue through app subscriptions, led by former executive editor Jill Abramson who was ousted in May, has not paid off.Read Full Story
  • Why You Can't Get A Gold IPad ... Yet

    Chris Gayomali
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Apple may be looking to give its slowing tablet business a jolt.When Apple revealed a pair of lightweight new iPads last October, the tablets came in only two colors: space gray or silver. If you were looking for an iPad that matched your gold-colored iPhone, you were out of luck.Read Full Story
  • Instapaper Is Now Free, Offers A Premium Model That Goes After Evernote

    Chris Gayomali
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    The service sent out an email on Tuesday night hinting at its future plans.In an email sent out to users on Tuesday night, Betaworks-owned Instapaper officially announced that the read-it-later service is now free for anyone on iOS or Android to download.Read Full Story
  • The Fight For HTTPS

    Matthew Braga
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    "By making the mundane safe, it actually makes the things that need to be safe a little bit safer." The case for default encryption.Since 2009, Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been trying to make the Internet more secure.Read Full Story
  • These Medical Infographics Are Empowering Patients

    Kenrya Rankin Naasel
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Emmi Solutions uses simple, conversational videos to explain complex medical issues.Anyone who has had a chronic medical issue--or a family member with one--knows how difficult it can be to understand what their doctors are talking about. Enter Emmi Solutions, a health data visualization company that uses multidisciplinary art to explain complex concepts to patients of all ages. "Health care is very personal and can be really scary. People want to be involved, supported, reassured, and guided to make the right decisions for themselves and their families. Caregivers want that for their…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Kickstarter Chairman Perry Chen’s Next Act Is The Non-Profit Website Dollar A Day

    Jonathan Shieber
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
     After handing over the reins at Kickstarter and assuming the role of chairman at the wildly successful crowdfunding company, Perry Chen’s next online act is launching Dollar A Day, a site aimed at educating the public on the wide world of non-profit giving and volunteering. Dollar a Day began as a mostly volunteer project that Chen started with a few other friends from the tech industry… Read More
  • Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    Jordan Crook
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
     After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might have caused. Facebook’s VP of Product Chris Cox made a statement today on Facebook apologizing (on behalf of the company, it seems)… Read More
  • A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

    Sarah Perez
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
     Apparently, navel-gazing about how much time you’re spending on your phone is a thing now. We’ve already seen iOS apps like Moment and Check appear to shame you into self-restraint by alerting you to how many minutes you spend staring at your little screen every day, or how many times per day you pull out your phone and take a look. Now, it’s Android’s turn. A new… Read More
  • Fab’s Jason Goldberg Talks Design And The Art Of The Pivot At Disrupt Europe

    Ingrid Lunden
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
     TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is taking place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab your ticket right here. A free Hackathon kicks off the event, which you can apply for here. Then, on the following Monday and Tuesday, we’ll have Startup Battlefield and an awesome lineup of speakers and panels. Among them will be Jason Goldberg, co-founder and CEO of design portal Fab, and… Read More
  • The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

    Alex Wilhelm
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
     Downloading the Windows 10 technical preview? You won’t be able to use it past two weeks after April Fool’s day next year. That’s jolly, because the consumer-facing preview that will follow the current build will be out long before then. But it’s worth keeping in mind: Microsoft is working towards a mid-year release of Windows 10, so the April date is in within that… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • You're right, they're wrong, but they won

    Seth Godin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Why is that? Is the world so unfair? Actually, it might be because the other guys took the time and invested the effort to build a movement. They showed up, every time, again and again. They never contemplated that they might lose, even though they're wrong, sub-par or not as good as you are. Their operating system, corporate structure, political ideas or economic approach won. Perhaps they told a story that resonated, one that resonated not with the better angels of our nature, but with our urgent desires. And most probably, they built a tribe, not one in their image, but in the image (and…
  • Two ad campaigns of the moment

    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    I don't usually write about these, because they're almost always over produced and riskless affairs promoting me-too and banal products. But, consider this new book promo from O/R. They're also giving 20% off to Google employees, which is a clever touch. And then amuse yourself with this pitch perfect ad from GE. Big-time ad execs could never run something this self-aware on TV, but of course, we don't need TV anymore. Not when people (instead of networks) spread around the stuff we choose to watch.        
  • The sophistication of truth

    Seth Godin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you don't understand" or, "you don't know the people I know..." "It's complicated," we say, even when it isn't. We invent these facades because they provide safety. Safety from the unknown, from being questioned, from being called out as a fraud. These facades lead to bad writing, lousy communication and a refuge from the things we fear. I'm more interested in the sophistication required to…
  • Wishing vs. doing

    Seth Godin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By giving people more ways to speak up and more tools to take action, we keep decreasing the gap between what we wish for and what we can do about it. If you're not willing to do anything about it, best not to waste the energy wishing about it.        
  • Two purposes of user feedback

    Seth Godin
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    What's a customer worth? A customer at the local supermarket or at the corner Fedex Print shop might spend $10,000 or even $25,000 over the course of a few years. That's why marketers are so willing to spend so much time and money on coupons, promos and ads getting people to start doing business with us. But what happens when it goes wrong? What if a service slip or a policy choice threatens that long-term relationship? If you know what's broken, you can fix it for all the customers that follow. It seems obvious, but you want to hear what customers have to say. After all, if people in…
 
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    WIRED

  • Sensitive Sea Lion Whiskers Get the Job Done

    Mary Bates
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    You know the classic circus trick of a sea lion balancing a ball on its nose? It turns out whiskers are the key to making it work. In a new study, Alyx Milne and Robyn Grant of Manchester Metropolitan University filmed sea lions to investigate whether they use whisker control to coordinate ball balancing. While […] The post Sensitive Sea Lion Whiskers Get the Job Done appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Swarming Drones Appear Just in Time for Looser Rules on Eyes in the Skies

    Marcus Wohlsen
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Just in time for new US rules allowing drones for movie-making, a Toronto startup is launching a campaign to send swarms of lightweight cameras into the skies. The PlexiDrone is a small quadcopter with a snap-in socket for lifting a variety of pro-sumer devices skyward, from point-and-shoots to GoPros. DreamQii, the company behind the PlexiDrone, […] The post New Swarming Drones Appear Just in Time for Looser Rules on Eyes in the Skies appeared first on WIRED.
  • Windows 10 Will Run Everywhere. But What Does That Mean?

    Cade Metz
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Terry Myerson says Windows 10 will run on “the broadest range of devices ever,” from small “internet of things” gadgets set up in offices and homes, to game consoles, to handheld tablets and phones, to computer servers that drive websites and other business software inside massive data centers. “Some of these devices have four-inch screens. […] The post Windows 10 Will Run Everywhere. But What Does That Mean? appeared first on WIRED.
  • Stop What You’re Doing and Watch the New Interstellar Trailer

    Jordan Crucchiola
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    You might be tempted to blacklist any more footage from Interstellar until the movie actually comes out. That's fair. It's the kind of film where the mystery leading up to its release feels essential to the viewing experience itself. It would be understandable if you wanted to let all the jittery excitement and anticipation bottle up so that by the time you've got a ticket and the lights dim you want to jettison out of your seat like the rocket on screen. But the latest Interstellar trailer hit the web today, and it is so worth your time. The post Stop What You’re Doing and Watch the…
  • Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

    Brian Lam
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It’s proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano---close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video. The post Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Using Visual Content to Increase Blog Engagement

    Guest Blogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    This is a guest contribution from Tom More of Slidely.com.  Visual content is your secret weapon to boosting blog engagement. The blog posts of today demand fresh, eye-catching content that can be read and shared easily, which makes videos, infographics, photos, and slideshows a perfect companion to blog posts. People absorb information quicker and more intuitively from images than text and visual content attracts more engagement on social media channels. Additionally, visual content is extremely easy to integrate into your current blog posts, as well as add to your past posts. On your blog…
  • Thinking of Rebranding Your Blog? Read This.

    Stacey Roberts
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Rebranding an established and successful business? Why would you do that? For some, the risk of changing the name of something people have grown to know and love is too big. For others, the risk of being boxed into something they no longer feel much affinity for is even bigger. No doubt it’s a scary leap to rebrand a blog – would people still read? Would a slight shift in direction upset the established audience? Would the to-do list of technical issues be too overwhelming? Would you lose all that Google love you’ve built up over the years? At some point, if you’ve…
  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

    Darren Rowse
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    It has been almost two years since I’ve found training for bloggers that I’ve considered good enough to promote as an affiliate. I’m very fussy with who and what I promote (because there is so much hype and dubious practice in this space) but today have a recommendation for an authentic and valuable program that I know will help many ProBlogger readers. The Short Story The Elite Blog Academy is one of the most comprehensive blogging courses I’ve ever come across – and it’s available to enrol in with an early bird offer for just over 48 hours with the coupon code EBASAVE50…
  • 7 Powerful Tips for a Winning Twitter Sales Strategy

    Guest Blogger
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Jawad Khan. More than 73% US companies use Twitter to connect with their target audience, get direct feedback from their customers and keep an eye on their competitors. You might be one of them. But are you getting any real value from the time you spend on Twitter? Have you been able to engage your potential or existing customers? Have you ever created enough momentum with your Tweets to impact your sales numbers? A large number of businesses on Twitter fail to do any of those things. Why? Because they don’t see Twitter as a sales channel.
  • Why Web Push is the Next Big Thing for Bloggers

    Guest Blogger
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Tim Varner of GoRoost.com. Raise your hand if you’re a blogger who’d like to turn your one-time visitors into repeat visitors — and eventually, engaged community members. If you’re not raising your hand, I’m sorry — but we can’t help you. Go watch a cat video or something. If you are raising your hand, get stoked. Because coming soon to a browser near you is a new technology called web push.And it’s quickly becoming every blogger’s go-to traffic driver. Intrigued? We thought so. Read on to learn what exactly web push is, and why…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Everything You Need to Know About Tire Safety In One Handy Graphic

    Patrick Allan
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Your vehicle's tires not only hold the weight of your car, but also the safety of you and your family. This graphic gives you all the information you need for caring for your tires and knowing when it's time to replace them.Read more...
  • Tweetbot Adds Interactive Notifications and Extension Support

    Thorin Klosowski
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    iOS: Tweetbot, our favorite Twitter client for the iPhone , has been updated with some great new iOS 8 features today, including extension support and interactive notifications.Read more...
  • Popcorn Time, the Movie Torrent Streaming App, Comes to iOS

    Thorin Klosowski
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    iOS (Jailbroken ): Popcorn Time, the app that streams movie torrents , has made its way to iOS today. As you'd expect, it requires a jailbroken device.Read more...
  • I'm Bre Pettis, Co-Founder of MakerBot, and This Is How I Work

    Andy Orin
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The past few years have seen 3D printing go from a niche hobby to a mainstream manufacturing solution, and much credit is due to Bre Pettis. Bre co-founded MakerBot Industries, a pioneering force in bringing simple and affordable 3D printers to the masses.Read more...
  • Why You Shouldn't Use Your Lender's Biweekly Mortgage Payment Scheme

    Melanie Pinola
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Paying your mortgage every two weeks instead of monthly could save you tons of money in interest and shave years off your mortgage. However, if your lender offers a payment plan for doing this, you should probably skip it and set it up yourself. Here's why.Read more...
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  • Video Compares iPhone 6 Plus 802.11ac Wi-Fi Speeds to 802.11n iPhone 5s Speeds

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the first Apple mobile devices to come equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which supports much faster data throughput speeds. 802.11ac Wi-Fi is able to offer connection speeds that are up to three times faster than existing 802.11n networks. iClarified has created a new video that compares the Wi-Fi speeds of the iPhone 6 Plus, which supports 802.11ac, to the iPhone 5s, which supports 802.11n, when connected to an AirPort Extreme. The site also created a custom app for the test. Both devices were freshly restored to iOS 8.0 and connected to the 2013 Apple AirPort…
  • iOS 8 Causing Widespread Bluetooth Connectivity Issues in Cars

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    iOS 8 has caused significant issues for some people who connect their phones to their cars and other devices via Bluetooth, according to numerous reports on the Apple Support forums and MacRumors' own user forums. MacRumors has also been receiving complaints on a near daily basis about the ongoing Bluetooth problems that iOS 8 users are seeing. It appears that after upgrading to iOS 8 or purchasing a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, users have trouble pairing their phones to their car audio systems. The devices are seeing several different issues, refusing to pair entirely, neglecting to play audio…
  • Jony Ive Discusses Steve Jobs and Apple Watch in Vogue Interview

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Vogue editor Robert Sullivan today published a profile of Apple's Jony Ive, documenting his rise from a small London design firm to become one of the most recognized and respected designers in the world. The life-changing moment happened when Ive met Steve Jobs and the two "just clicked." Ive talks about feeling a little apart, like Jobs. "When you feel that the way you interpret the world is fairly idiosyncratic, you can feel somewhat ostracized and lonely"—big laugh here—"and I think that we both perceived the world in the same way." In his time at Apple, Ive has led design efforts on a…
  • iTunes Store Now Accepting Donations for City of Hope Medical Center

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Apple has launched a new page on its iTunes Store allowing users to donate to City of Hope, which is a non-profit charity focusing on medical research and treatment for cancer, diabetes, and other conditions. The page can be accessed through the desktop iTunes Store as well as the iTunes and App Store apps on iOS, with options for $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 donations available. Apple will transfer 100% of each donation to City of Hope, as all donations will be billed to an iTunes account. With Apple currently holding 800 million iTunes accounts, the company has…
  • Apple Asks Developers to Submit OS X Yosemite Apps to Mac App Store

    Husain Sumra
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Hours after Apple released a candidate golden master version of OS X Yosemite to developers and members of the public beta, the Cupertino company has begun asking developers to begin submitting their Yosemite apps to the Mac App Store. Additionally, developers can now submit their apps written in Swift to the Mac App Store as well. Make sure your apps take advantage of all the great new features in OS X Yosemite, which will be available to millions of customers around the world later this fall. Add powerful new functionality throughout OS X Yosemite with app extensions, explore the innovative…
 
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  • Work Life Balance?

    Chris Brogan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I just finished watching a documentary on Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, a professional wrestler, now helping shape the WWE and sports entertainment. In it, the recurring theme was that Paul had a very strong work ethic, that he pushed harder, worked harder, did more than those around him. His intense level of dedication to his work brought him the success that he earned throughout his career. Lots of people argue that it’s difficult to reach those levels and still have a life or a family. Anyone who works hard is often cautioned that it will ruin your relationship, that…
  • 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
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    Copyblogger

  • The 7 Keys to List Posts that Are Worth Writing (and Reading)

    Sonia Simone
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot of smart writers can’t stand list posts. What’s a list post? It’s also known as a numbered list post, or a (shudder) listicle, and it’s a post whose headline features a numbered collection of things. This post, for example, is a list post. There are an awful lot of crummy ones out there. The celebrity sites make frequent use of them (These 17 Celebrities Used to Be Hot, etc.). In fact, all of the CRaP blogs use them liberally. So it’s natural that a quality-focused content writer (like you) might try to avoid them. But that would be silly. And here’s…
  • Keep Them Fascinated: How To Discover Your Winning Difference as a Content Marketer

    Brian Clark
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    You hear over and over that you need to be unique. To come at things with a fresh angle. To discover your winning difference. It’s all true. And it’s not just the “art of marketing” that dictates these things. It’s the science behind what fascinates us. You can try chasing trends by being a “me too” marketer. The legendary players, however, come not from chasing what’s happening, but by running in a different direction. Author and entrepreneur Sally Hogshead has committed her career to helping people discover their winning difference. And a content-driven…
  • The 6-Step Process to Building Better Relationships With a Data-Driven Approach to Outreach

    Selena Narayanasamy
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Outreach is the art of connecting with bloggers or authors and building relationships through social media, email, or other online channels. It’s a subject near and dear to my heart. Earlier this year, I spoke about this topic at Authority Intensive, sharing the insights I learned while down in the trenches — building outreach teams from scratch, and seeing them lose opportunities to gain substantial visibility because of a lack of data-driven research and improper targeting. Truly effective outreach is based upon deep research, relationship-building skills, and a fundamental…
  • 7 Reasons You’ll Want to Start Your Free Trial of the Rainmaker Platform Today

    Brian Clark
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last Monday, we publicly launched the Rainmaker Platform. It’s a complete website solution for content marketers and Internet entrepreneurs. With Rainmaker, you can: Create powerful content-driven websites on your own domains. Build membership sites and online training courses. Sell digital products like software, ebooks, and more. Perform sophisticated online lead generation. Optimize your content for search engines and social networks. Absorb cutting-edge tactics and strategy with included training. Avoid a patchwork of plugins, themes, and complicated code. Forget about upgrades,…
  • How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk

    Demian Farnworth
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The infographic is the Salvador Dalí of content marketing. By far the most interesting person at the cocktail party. Who can compete with the thin, longhorn mustache decorated with forget-me-nots? The anteater curled at his feet? His closest peer, the video, dozes near the crackling fire … slippered feet propped up, face buried in a white beard. The podcasts, hovering in the shadows, laugh at all his jokes in between sips of sparkling wine. And the blog posts? Yeah. The blog posts go home to weep themselves to sleep. The infographic holds court. He is the darling of the content…
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    Macworld

  • Vogue sits down with Jonathan Ive, Apple's "under the radar" design chief

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ive recalls meeting Steve Jobs for the first time and gushes over Apple Watch.(vogue.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • All gold everything: Apple may add new hue to iPad Air line

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    You glance at the time on the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition strapped to your wrist while chatting on your gold iPhone 6 and answering e-mails on your gold iPad. No, you don’t have the Midas touch. Apple is reportedly adding gold to its iPad Air lineup for easier color coordination.High demand for the gold iPhone 5s when it launched last fall proved there’s a market for Apple devices in shades other than space gray and silver. According to Bloomberg, Apple is adding a gold iPad Air to its lineup this year. The mini is reportedly being left out of the metallic makeover.To read this…
  • Hands-on: Pebble gets a boost with lower price and new firmware

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Pebble hasn't flinched as it faces down Android Wear and the upcoming Apple Watch.Instead, the smartwatch startup has shown its scrapper side with lower prices and further refinements to its software. The plastic Pebble now costs $99, while the metallic Pebble Steel costs $199—both down $50 from their original prices. (Best Buy is currently selling the Steel for $170.)To coincide with the price cuts, Pebble is releasing its second firmware update in less than a month, allowing the watch to track fitness activity and monitor sleep in the background. Between the improved firmware and the…
  • Call the plumber: How to teach Siri about your relationships

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Twitter follower Tom McM posed an expectedly short question along these lines: How can I teach Siri about my relationships? All my followers are good people and therefore not the kind of folks who would invoke Siri simply to drone on and on about their domestic problems. Given that, what I believe Tom is asking is how to get Siri to respond appropriately to your “Call my little snuggle lumps” requests. By way of background, Siri can respond to requests based on how you’ve labeled people in your life. But it can’t do that unless these folks appear as contacts on your device. So if you…
  • Rockin' the living room: Beats Music arrives on Apple TV

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Transcript If you have the latest Apple TV and have configured it to accept updates automatically, you’ve seen a couple of new channels on its home screen. The one I want to talk about today is Beats Music. Beats Music is a $10 a month streaming music service recently acquired by Apple that grants subscribers access to millions of tracks. I think it’s great—and a terrific addition to Apple TV. Let’s take a look around. When you first set up Beats Music you’re asked about your preferred genres and artists. With this information, Beats can recommend music for you on the Just For You…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “There Are More Bugs In Mobile Than… Particles In The Universe!”

    Vitaly Friedman
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Mobile is a difficult, unpredictable beast. If you run into technical problems in mobile, then you’ll know how annoying fixing them can be. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Peter-Paul Koch to create The Mobile Web Handbook, our practical new guide to dealing with front-end challenges in mobile. The book is finally ready and is now shipping worldwide. It’s available in print and as an eBook.1 2 $39 Print + eBook213Printed, gorgeous hardcover $9.90 eBook4PDF, ePUB, Amazon Kindle About The Book We have all been there. Whether you are developing a responsive website or an app or just…
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2014

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for October 2014. Both…
  • Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design

    Laura Franz
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    As we refine our methods of responsive web design, we’ve increasingly focused on measure (another word for “line length”) and its relationship to how people read. 
The popularization of the “ideal measure” has led to advice such as “Increase font size for large screens and reduce font size for small screens.” While a good measure does improve the reading experience, it’s only one rule for good typography. Another rule is to maintain a comfortable font size. How People Read People read online text to serve their own needs: to find the information they seek, to discover new…
  • Sci-Fi, Frustrations, Flash And Forms: The Typeform Story

    David Okuniev
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Take any new interface design or display technology, and chances are that someone somewhere has already compared it to Minority Report. The 2002 dystopian film, with its see-through screens and gesture-driven interfaces, is remembered more for its futuristic tech than for the insidiousness of the technology — pre-crime prediction — that was its actual focus. It continues to be the standard by which we judge new interfaces. But inspiration doesn’t only come in the form of flashy, futuristic interfaces. At Typeform, we were inspired to simplify online forms by a movie that’s decidedly a…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A WordPress Host

    Mark Gavalda
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    These days you have an awful lot of options for hosting your website, so many that it’s easy to get lost. How much should you pay? Is support important to you, or are you a tinkerer who likes to do your own thing? Put in different terms, are you a master chef who can cook a delicious meal with the right assortment of ingredients, or would you rather go to a nice restaurant and just sit back and enjoy the experience? Let’s dive in. An Overview Of Hosting Categories A couple of years ago, choosing a hosting company was a lot simpler. Shared hosting providers had relatively low prices…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Missing girl found in Mexico

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely Tuesday in Mexico, and her mother was arrested there, said Dan Powers, San Antonio FBI assistant special agent in charge.
  • Dog stuck in hot tar is rescued

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.
  • Resignation follows several security breaches

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Calls for Julia Pierson to leave her post grew after a poor performance this week in testimony on Capitol Hill.
  • WH reacts

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest comments on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's resignation.
  • Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Health officials say up to 18 people may have had contact with the man while he was contagious. The CDC is still looking for any additional contacts.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Richard Bernabe!

    Brad Moore
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s the DestinationAs a photographer, chances are you’ve thought about doing some traveling, if you haven’t traveled extensively already. The journey might start out as a simple weekend getaway after a few rough days at the office or as an expansive road trip through several states and time zones: car packed with a camera and a few favorites lenses, wind in your hair, sun on your face, nothing but freedom and the open road in front of you. Over time this could lead to dealing with travel agents, passports, guides, and epic expeditions to the other side of the world…
  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

    Scott Kelby
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the greatest photographers ever made is having his first solo gallery show, opening this week at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and if you get a chance — you have to see it in person. Here are the details:Who: Joe McNally What: A solo exhibition Where: The Monroe Gallery: 112 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM (link) When: October 3rd thru November 23rd Why:  Because Joe is a photography students will study after we’re all gone.Here’s a link to the gallery’s site with all the details. Hope you get the chance to see it in person.I’m off to Orlando for my…
  • It’s “Update Your Portfolio” Monday

    Scott Kelby
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    OK, we’ve had “Backup Tuesday” and now it’s time for “Update Your Portfolio Monday” — a reminder that it’s time to shake the dust off that portfolio — see if you have newer, better shots that need to be added. Take a look at the sequence (order) of your images and see if they need changing, see if anything needs to come out, and just make sure everything’s up-to-date.So far, I’ve only had enough time to update my Sports Photography Portfolio (here’s the link). I actually added a new category for College Football, and updated my…
  • Trailblazers: A new series on Powerful Women of Photography

    Scott Kelby
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  — our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers — woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry.Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructor herself), just did such a amazing job with this series, and the women you’ll meet, and the stories they tell, will just absolutely captivate you from start to finish. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, make sure you watch any interview…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX Seminar Tour Come spend the day with Corey Barker, the award-winning designer, illustrator and also best-selling author of the book “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Volume 2” as he brings concepts, images and ideas from his book to life in this one-day live training seminar.Join him as he ventures to take your Photoshop skills to the next level and beyond by teaching you how to master the eye-popping techniques used by designers, artists, and photographers all over the world. You will never look at Photoshop the same way again!
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to do Quick and Easy Curves Adjustments in Photoshop

    Helen Bradley
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you are starting out learning to edit in Photoshop there are a lot of tools from which to choose. The Curves Adjustment is one of the more advanced tools, so it often overwhelms new users. However it is such a powerful tool that it is well worth investing some time learning to use it. In this article I’ll explain what you can understand about your image from the Curves dialog and how to use curves to edit your photos. Creating a Curves Adjustment You can get to the Curves dialog in two ways; by choosing Image > Adjustments > Curves or you can add it as a new adjustment layer by…
  • Five Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Pet Photography Business

    Erin McNulty
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pet photography is a fast growing and super fun genre of photography, and it’s awesome to see so many people wanting to celebrate animals and the role they play in our lives! But how do you turn your passion for animals and photography into a thriving and successful business? What do you need to consider before setting up your business? Today I’m sharing the knowledge I’ve gathered over the last three years to help you prepare yourself for what is the best job in the world. #1 Do you really love animals? Pet photography is messy, dirty, and at times incredibly frustrating…
  • Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next

    Simon Ringsmuth
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Most cameras come with a kit lens that generally works well as a decent all-around workhorse. A common focal range for these lenses is 18-55mm, which means they are capable of wide-angle shots as well as medium-telephoto pictures, and everything in between. The tradeoff for this zoom range, however, is a limited maximum aperture range of roughly f/3.5 when zoomed out (18mm), and f/5.6 when zoomed in to 55mm. Of course some kit lenses cover a longer focal range and have different maximum apertures, but overall most kit lenses are designed for the types of all-around shooting conditions in…
  • 3 Ways to Combat Photography Boredom

    Andrea Minoia
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Boredom is one of the most powerful and inescapable forces on this world and photography is not immune to it. A bored photographer will likely stop to photograph or start producing boring images, which in turns will bore the viewer or client, who will likely stop following or buying the photographer’s boring work. Fighting boredom is, therefore, an absolute priority. When you specialize in a certain kind of photography, after a while you will probably master it. You will know what lens and settings best suit the scene you have in front of you, to get this or that particular mood or…
  • How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

    Monica Day
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom. Watermarks using Photoshop You can create watermarks in Photoshop several different ways. Here are a few of them. 1. Text layer The first way is to create a text layer. This is great for simple word watermarks. You can then write your name or your photography business’ name. From…
 
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
  • 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 three-quarter 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,…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Opinion: Why buy a Panasonic LX100 when you could buy a GX7?

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    What's so special about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100? It uses the same sensor as the GX7 but is at a distinct disadvantage not being part of an interchangeable lens system. So why would anyone choose the Lumix LX100 with its expensive body over the flexibility of the only-slightly-bigger Lumix DMC-GX7? Has Panasonic shot itself in the foot? Click through to read more
  • Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more
  • DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more
  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more
  • More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
  • 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
    (Photo courtesy of Fotolia.com) 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…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Updates 'Apple Store' App With iPhone 6 Support

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, adapting the app for the two larger-screened devices. The new version of the app also includes an iOS compatibility update. While the iPhone 6 update doesn't bring a lot of visual changes, it has a much cleaner look due to the fact that it's no longer artificially zoomed in, as seen in the comparison screenshot below. After iPhone 6 update on left, before iPhone 6 update on right Apple's last major update to the Apple Store app came in early September, redesigning the look of the app and making it easier for users to make…
  • Verizon Offers Double the Data for 'MORE Everything' Plans

    Juli Clover
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon today announced a promotion to expand the amount data available through its MORE Everything plans. Customers on the 12GB plan will now get 15GB of data for the same $110 per month, while customers on the 16GB plan will now get 30GB of data for $130. Verizon has increased available data across the board, delivering up to double the data for consumers at no additional cost. "We know that no matter how much data you have, it's only as good as the network it's on, and Verizon Wireless' network is second to none," said Ken Dixon, chief…
  • Sprint Responds to AT&T's Promotion With Its Own Double Data Deal

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Sprint today announced it is increasing data plan allowances for higher-tier customers in an attempt to compete with AT&T, which recently launched a new promotion that doubles the data available to some subscribers. Sprint also is waiving its existing monthly device access fee until 2015 for new customers. Sprint's double data promotion is available to new and existing customers who sign up by October 31. Sprint's offer extends to its existing 32GB, 40GB and 60GB Family Share Packs, which cost $130, 150 and $225, respectively. Starting today, customers who sign up for the promotion…
  • iPhone 5c Topped UK Smartphone Sales Charts Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

    Kelly Hodgkins
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech (via Business Insider) indicates consumer interest in the iPhone 5c remained strong in the UK ahead of the iPhone 6 announcement, with the lower-cost phone actually becoming the top-selling smartphone in the country for the month of August. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple's share of smartphone sales in the UK fell just 1.6 percentage points between July and August, with strong sales of the iPhone 5c helping to prop up overall sales just ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.Apple has managed to limit the drop…
  • Pokemon Trading Card Game Now Available for iPad with Online Multiplayer

    Richard Padilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    The Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online has officially launched for the iPad following its debut at the Pokemon World Championships in August. The title is the first licensed Pokemon game to be released for iOS, and allows players to build a deck of Pokemon cards and battle against other players while obtaining booster packs. Users can also enter tournaments for prizes, and customize the look of their cards, deck boxes, and avatar. PLAY, TRADE, AND CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD Have fun learning and mastering the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! Practice against the computer…
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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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