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  • Four women wear a hijab for a day [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the old cliché, "Try walking a mile in their shoes?" That's pretty much what this video is, except instead of wearing shoes, these women are wearing scarves. Here's how they react to walking a mile in a hijabi's scarf. The post Four women wear a hijab for a day [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 3 reasons your startup is struggling to raise venture capital

    Mashable
    Brady Bohrmann
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. It's a great time to start a company — just look at the data. The number of seed rounds in United States companies has multiplied ten times in six years, growing from 200 per year to more than 2,200 in 2013. The capital available to seed companies has tripled. We're seeing a variety of new ways to fund an early stage startup, and an increase in the number of people investing to get these companies off the ground See also:…
  • Qantas Will Offer Passengers Virtual Reality In-Flight

    Fast Company
    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    In-flight entertainment just got futuristic (for first class).From Wall Street to the Sundance Film Festival, virtual reality seems to be everywhere these days—and now there's application to add to that list.Read Full Story
  • Tesla’s P85D Will Get Even Faster Thanks To A Software Update

    TechCrunch
    Greg Kumparak
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
     Tesla’s P85D is already fast. Really, really fast. Push the button to put the car into “Insane” mode (really — that’s what it’s called) and it’ll do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Now it’s about to get even faster. And get this: it’s getting faster because of an over the air software update. Musk confirmed the change in a tweet: Tesla P85D 0 to… Read More
  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Four women wear a hijab for a day [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the old cliché, "Try walking a mile in their shoes?" That's pretty much what this video is, except instead of wearing shoes, these women are wearing scarves. Here's how they react to walking a mile in a hijabi's scarf. The post Four women wear a hijab for a day [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Meet the billionaire philanthropist who quietly gives his money away [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Meet Chuck Feeney. He's a billionaire, and he gives most of his money away. The thing is, he doesn't make a big deal about his giving. And we're not talking about chump change here, we're talking about tens of millions of dollars at a time. He's the founder of Atlantic Philanthropies, and he's here to convince people to give their money away. The post Meet the billionaire philanthropist who quietly gives his money away [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • One Lick, hundreds of songs, dozens of genres [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Obviously it's impossible to describe The Lick in words, but when you hear it you'll know it. You've heard it in tons of songs, both recorded and live. Here's a massive compilation of various songs, in multiple styles, using The Lick. The post One Lick, hundreds of songs, dozens of genres [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Love hurts: Zoo offers to name yucky stuff after your ex for a price

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Nothing says "Glad to by rid of your sorry self" better than putting your ex's name on a cockroach, unless it's having a box of them delivered to their door. The post Love hurts: Zoo offers to name yucky stuff after your ex for a price appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • POV video of the Blue Angel’s doing a “Double Farvel” [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What's a Double Farvel, you ask? It's a recipe for pooping yourself, that's what. Essentially, one plane flips upside down and then flies above another plane. Seriously––you may want a diaper for this POV video. The post POV video of the Blue Angel’s doing a “Double Farvel” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • 3 reasons your startup is struggling to raise venture capital

    Brady Bohrmann
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. It's a great time to start a company — just look at the data. The number of seed rounds in United States companies has multiplied ten times in six years, growing from 200 per year to more than 2,200 in 2013. The capital available to seed companies has tripled. We're seeing a variety of new ways to fund an early stage startup, and an increase in the number of people investing to get these companies off the ground See also:…
  • 'The Daily Show' correspondent thinks manspreaders should keep doing their thing

    Tricia Gilbride
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Manspreading, for those fortunate people unfamiliar with the phenomenon, is when a man spreads his legs so widely while sitting on the subway that he takes up multiple seats It's nothing new, but women have had enough, and they're taking a stand. The outrage is so widespread that New York City's transit authority even launched a campaign to discourage the behavior See also: 17 all-too-real terms that describe riding the subway Image: MTA However, The Daily Show's senior women's issues correspondent, Kristen Schaal, doesn't think it's a big deal. She even defends the manspreaders of the world:…
  • Switchfoot looks back on early-2000s hype

    Corinne Bagish
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. With genre trends and throwbacks, we synthesize music and nostalgia. Nine albums and almost two decades in, San Diego-based alt rockers Switchfoot have been around the block. You may recall their early 2000s hits “Dare You to Move” and “Meant to Live” … and their lyrics' probable appearances in your friends’ AOL profiles. That’s not to mention Switchfoot’s total domination of 2002’s A Walk to Remember soundtrack and subsequent explosion in popularity. You…
  • Spotify may be raising another $500 million

    Seth Fiegerman
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Spotify is streaming money. The music streaming service may be working with Goldman Sachs to raise another $500 million in funding, according to a report Thursday from The Wall Street Journal. The exact amount hasn't been nailed down, but the goal is said to be pushing back the need to go public. See also: How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy A rep for Spotify declined to comment on the report The company most recently raised $250 million in a Series F round of funding in late 2013, valuing at $4 billion. According to the Journal report, Spotify's new fundraising would give it a…
  • The NFL Shop is the hottest place to be this Super Bowl

    Visa
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    This Super Bowl, Visa is everywhere you want to be. Namely, posted up in the NFL Shop in Phoenix, Ariz. where New England and Seattle will duke it out in Sunday’s showdown. The NFL Shop presented by Visa is a 30,000 square foot space, located at the Phoenix Convention Center and offering everything from NFL jerseys to key chains and footballs for sale. For the first time this year, it is equipped with the newest payment technology, Apple Pay, and Visa is on-hand helping NFL fans learn how to use it with their Visa card With my friends at @Visa having a great time at #NFLX in Phoenix.
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  • Qantas Will Offer Passengers Virtual Reality In-Flight

    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    In-flight entertainment just got futuristic (for first class).From Wall Street to the Sundance Film Festival, virtual reality seems to be everywhere these days—and now there's application to add to that list.Read Full Story
  • Proposed White House Internet Privacy Bill Will Be A Thorn To Tech Companies

    Luke Dormehl
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Tech firms may be fined $16,500 for each privacy violation.Companies like Facebook and Google, whose business models rely on monetizing user-collected data, may be in for a rough ride.Read Full Story
  • Imgur Releases High-Quality GIFmaker

    David Lumb
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Imgur's new Video to GIF releases the highest quality GIFs we've seen to date—but their new .gifv format isn't super easy to share.GIF warriors dealing with the file format's crappy quality, take note: Today, Imgur released Video to GIF, a service that lets you easily snip clips from streaming video (like YouTube) and turn it into a GIF file—beautiful, high-quality GIFs, at that.Read Full Story
  • Gap Ousts Designer Rebekka Bay

    Danielle Sacks
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Bay's departure has us already speculating—and fantasizing—about who might replace her.Today Gap, Inc. announced Rebekka Bay, the designer recruited in 2012 to help reboot the iconic brand, is out of the company.Read Full Story
  • This Throwback Thursday, Please Enjoy The Amazing Legacy Of The Man Who Invented Lasers (Yes, Lasers, Bro!)

    David Lumb
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Nobel laureate Charles Hard Townes's work paved the way for everything from barcode scanners to Star Wars. He died this week at 99.Between the Flash Gordon radio serials and Star Wars, one man turned the lasers of science fiction into science fact. Charles Hard Townes, inventor of the laser, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 99. As The New York Times succinctly explains, Townes's invention made it possible "to play CDs, scan prices at the supermarket, measure time precisely, survey planets and galaxies, and even witness the birth of stars."Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Tesla’s P85D Will Get Even Faster Thanks To A Software Update

    Greg Kumparak
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
     Tesla’s P85D is already fast. Really, really fast. Push the button to put the car into “Insane” mode (really — that’s what it’s called) and it’ll do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Now it’s about to get even faster. And get this: it’s getting faster because of an over the air software update. Musk confirmed the change in a tweet: Tesla P85D 0 to… Read More
  • Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And “Reset”

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
     Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn’t too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today’s Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The executive took some time to highlight the project as an example of when Google is willing to take a step back and rethink something that isn’t working out, even when they’ve made a considerable investment in… Read More
  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    John Biggs
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
     Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. This week Alex is on vacation so I recorded a short interview with Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit, a major Bitcoin remitter in the Philippines. Luis gave us a quick look under the hood of his growing business. Click here to download an MP3 of this show. Subscribe on iTunes. You can subscribe to the show here. Read More
  • Google Misses On EPS Of $6.88, Revenue Of $14.5B For Q4 2014

    Darrell Etherington
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
     Google reported its third-quarter earnings after close of market today, offering up gross revenue of $18.10 billion, revenue net of traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $14.5 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $6.88, with GAAP EPS of $6.91. Wall Street watchers had anticipated $7.13 non-GAAP EPS, with revenue of $14.8 billion. One of the key metrics to watch this quarter was… Read More
  • Amazon’s Mixed Q4 2014 With $29.33B Revenue, And $0.45 EPS

    Romain Dillet
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
     Amazon just released its fiscal Q4 2014 earnings, reporting $29.33 billion in revenue, $214 million in net profit representing $0.45 per share. According to CNBC/Thomson Reuters, analysts expected the company to report earnings of $0.17 per share on $29.67 billion in revenue. While the company largely beat the expectations on earnings, it fell a bit short on revenue. For the past two… Read More
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  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
  • The best laid plans

    Seth Godin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    As your plans get more detailed, it's also more and more likely that they won't work exactly as you described them. Certainly, it's worth visualizing the thing you're working to build. When it works, what's it going to be like? Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you're going to do when the plan doesn't work. Because it won't. Not the way you expect, certainly. Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. Sales won't get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change. All part of the plan that includes…
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
  • Advice or criticism?

    Seth Godin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    It's quite natural to be defensive in the face of criticism. After all, the critic is often someone with an agenda that's different from yours. But advice, solicited advice from a well-meaning and insightful expert? If you confuse that with criticism, you'll leave a lot of wisdom on the table. Here's a simple way to process advice: Try it on. Instead of explaining to yourself and to your advisor why an idea is wrong, impossible or merely difficult, consider acting out what it would mean. Act as if, talk it through, follow the trail. Turn the advice into a new business plan, or a presentation…
 
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    WIRED

  • Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions. The post Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.
  • China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

    Davey Alba
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build “back doors” into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek into computer banking systems. The post China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked appeared first on WIRED.
  • When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud

    Jason Kingdon, Blue Prism
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    It’s been over 20 years since Larry Ellison made the case for cloud computing. Some speculate he only invented the idea to get at Bill Gates, the dominance of the PC and the then-newly released Windows 95. Even if the motivation had a personal edge, the point is that he had a strong case. As […] The post When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud appeared first on WIRED.
  • Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

    Andy Greenberg
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar. The post Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop appeared first on WIRED.
  • One of F1’s Greatest Partnerships Ever Reveals Its New Rocket

    Jordan Golson
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    McLaren has dropped Mercedes as an engine supplier in favor of a rekindling with its long-lost flame. The result is the MP4-30, the only car on the grid to be fitted with Honda's RA615H Hybrid Power Unit. The post One of F1’s Greatest Partnerships Ever Reveals Its New Rocket appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 9 Copywriting Rules To Create Hypnotic Posts Your Readers Will Love

    Guest Blogger
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image via Flickr user Daniel Lee This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. Your blog posts have a purpose, right? You want your readers to take a specific action after reading your post. It could be to: like, share, subscribe, comment or just think about something. Either way, you’re aiming to elicit a response. And It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a sale letter, a blog post, or an email. If you aim to evoke any kind of response or action… you’re writing copy. Funnily enough, most of the content marketing style writing you read now, is heavily influenced by…
  • Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design. Maintaining a blog in such a fast-paced environment can be a huge challenge, but staying on top of trends is required for success. In order to keep your blog interesting and relevant in the upcoming year, there are five design trends to keep in mind when continuing your work in 2015. Image via shutterstock.com…
  • Going from a Blog to a Vlog: What the Big Companies Can Teach Us

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is a guest contribution from social media analyst Matthew Yeoman. The move online from only having a blog for your online marketing is, of course, one which has long since been abandoned. Brands now have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on and on to promote their website and the blogs themselves. A trend towards video, with YouTube leading the way, has lead to the rise of the vlog as the next big thing in content marketing. Many of the biggest brands in the world are on YouTube. They are killing it with views, subscribers (there’s a familiar term for bloggers), and brand exposure.
  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
 
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  • Find Out if You're Ready to Move to a New Place with a Simple Equation

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Moving can be a huge pain, especially if you're indecisive about whether you really want to move at all. Using a simple formula—or adapting it to your liking—can help you logically determine if it's time to uproot your life or not.Read more...
  • Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect F

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet | io9 11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect | Jezebel The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now? | Kinja Popular PostsRead more...
  • What to Do When You Envy a Coworker

    Marcus Guido
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    It happens to the best of us—one of our coworkers accomplishes something great, and even though we should be happy for their success, we can't help but wish we were in their shoes. What do you do when you feel envious of others at work?Read more...
  • Cobook Rebrands as FullContact, Cleans Up Your Messy iOS Contacts

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    iOS: When it first launched, Cobook was one our favorite address book apps for iOS. Eventually, development was stopped when it was purchased by FullContact. Now, it's back, and works pretty similar to the original app.Read more...
  • Fix Slow Animations in Yosemite by Enabling "Increase Contrast"

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yosemite's new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on "Increase contrast" to speed up those animations. Read more...
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  • Possible Third-Party 'iPad Pro' Case Shown in New Photo

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Ahead of any major product release, we often see part leaks and case molds, which give us hints on the sizing, features, and design of the forthcoming product, and the "iPad Pro" is no exception. We've previously seen what's said to be an iPad Pro dummy model for Apple's upcoming large-screened tablet, and today, French site Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] has shared an image of a case that may be designed for the device. According to the site, the image of the case originated from a reliable source that the site has been in contact with "for many years." Though the case in the photo is not…
  • iTunes Connect Issue Causing Developers to Be Logged Into Wrong Accounts [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    A number of iTunes Connect developers have turned to Twitter and tipped us off about an ongoing issue where users are being shown someone else's session after attempting to login into their own account. Instead of seeing their own apps, iTunes Connect is mismatching users and displaying other apps from completely different developers. MacRumors has been able to duplicate this issue, which appears to be widespread and has been going on since at least 8 AM Pacific. Most definitely was auto logged in to a blackberry account on iTunes connect somehow... This isn't mine!
  • Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014 [Updated]

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is an estimate since the company stopped reporting smartphone shipments a few years ago. The research firm adds that Apple and Samsung were last tied in smartphone market share in Q4 2011. Apple experienced a…
  • Following Apple's Record Quarter Announcement, Samsung Reports Profit Drop

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    On the heels of an earnings call that saw Apple announcing record earnings, rival phone maker Samsung today announced its own results for the October to December period, reporting a 27 percent quarterly decline in earnings. Samsung saw net profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared to 7.3 trillion won last year, marking its first annual earnings decline in three years and its fifth consecutive quarter of decline. Apple, meanwhile, announced record earnings of $18 billion, largely due to the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Overall, Samsung's 2014 profit was at 25…
  • FTC Levies $40M Fine Against TracFone for Throttling Unlimited Data Customers

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission has taken a significant interest in carrier throttling practices and today handed down a ruling that could have future ramifications for carriers who throttle their unlimited customers. As reported by Re/code, the FTC has ordered prepaid wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million to consumers who paid for unlimited service and were then throttled after reaching certain data limits. TracFone advertised "unlimited text, talk, and data" for $45 a month under the brands Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America, and until…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Lately, I’m finding lots of interaction and fun on Facebook. I once wrote a post about how I was leaving Facebook for Google+ because whoa, that’s the future. Until Google decided it wasn’t. And I’m reasonably well known for loving Twitter and being an early adopter of it. Which social network is right for you? The real answer? The one you like. I like Instagram plenty. I like Facebook more than I ever did before (no real idea why). I even spent a half hour today in LinkedIn (which I usually complain about). Continue ReadingThe post I Like Facebook More Than Twitter…
  • What is Content Marketing?

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and much more) to reach prospects and customers and influencers, and warm them up for the potential of a purchase. You can have an offline business and use content marketing. You can promote yourself, a book, a store, a church, or whatever it is you need to do. The art of content marketing is to create information that entertains, informs, and then CONNECTS a potential buyer with what you do/offer.Continue ReadingThe post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
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  • Do Lower Prices Lead to More Sales?

    Sean D'Souza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s say you’re choosing between three photography courses covering similar topics. The prices are stacked like this: $200 $250 $2,000 What’s going through your mind right now? Curiosity floods your brain. Even if you’re not sure you can afford the $2,000 course, you want to know why it’s so expensive, compared to the other photography courses. If we were truly happy with lower prices, we would simply snap up the $200 workshop, right? We wouldn’t so much as take a glance at the rest. But that’s not how we’re built as human beings. Many years…
  • 5 Traffic Strategies That Build Your Curation Audience

    Brian Clark
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Note: This is the third of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the initial two episodes here: Position Your Content Curation for Success 3 Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster Now we tackle the eternal question: how do you get traffic to your curation site so you can build an email list? Should we start building a war chest for advertising? Not yet. First we’re going to apply some creativity and sweat into driving traffic. Some of these methods are tried and true, but need to be executed…
  • Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Talk is cheap. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to content marketing strategy, simply talking about it is not enough. That is the big takeaway from the 2015 benchmarks, budgets, and trends study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, sponsored by our own Rainmaker Platform. According to the study, only 39 percent of B2B small business marketers have a documented content marketing strategy. The rest either have a strategy that they have only talked about (47 percent), have no strategy at all (12 percent), or are unsure (1 percent). Here’s why this matters…
  • How to Learn From Your Mistakes

    Jerod Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everybody makes mistakes. And everybody should make mistakes. They are unavoidable when we step outside of our comfort zones. Avoiding mistakes means avoiding growth. But we can’t repeat our mistakes. We need to learn from them. When we do, we turn negatives into positives and move forward. When we don’t, we simply run in place. In this episode of The Lede, Demian and I share personal stories of mistakes we’ve made — some big and some small — and how we learned from them, and we describe the thought process necessary to do so consistently. We discuss: Recovering…
  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
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    Macworld

  • 1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    An update to 1Password brings time-based one-time passwords (TOTP for short) to its iOS app. A one-time password is typically used as a second element in two-factor authentication (2FA), a subject I’ve written about many times in this column. But, as noted in a sensible and honest post by AgileBits, 1Password’s developer, a second factor isn’t always a second factor. A TOTP requires a seed code that, when transformed through an algorithm that includes the precise current time, produces a number that’s converted into a short code, typically six digits long. In order to use a TOTP at a…
  • The new Outlook mobile app aims to be your all-in-one mail and calendar suite

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    Microsoft Outlook app for iOS and Android is here, dropping in the final puzzle piece to the company’s “Office everywhere” vision.They’re in the App Store and Google Play now, though the Android version is technically a “preview” build. Microsoft says once it gets enough feedback and makes the necessary tweaks it will deem it a final version, just as it did Thursday with Office for Android.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to design your own great-looking business cards

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Few design projects are as nerve-wracking—and important—as designing your own business card. Just like the clothes you wear, your business card tells the recipient if you’re professional, artistic, or a big ol’ ball of cheese. Aside from the aesthetic message, you’ve also got to pack a ton of info into a tiny-teeny space and keep it readable. To put your best business card forward, try following these essential design tips.Pick a printer The first step in designing your own business cards is to pick a printer. There are online resources aplenty, including VistaPrint, Overnight…
  • Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Jawbone is trying to separate itself from run-of-the-mill fitness trackers with its new Marketplace, selling third-party products that tie into Jawbone's own wearables. For instance, Nest's Learning Thermostat can set your preferred bedtime temperature when you fall asleep sleep, and set a morning temperature when Jawbone detects that you've awoken. The Lose It Scale can automatically sync your weight to Jawbone's app, and the Fitocracy service provides personalized coaching based on your Jawbone activity. There's even a dog collar that lets you compare your own activity to that of your…
  • Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Apple’s efforts this week to remedy the Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing many OS X users produced mediocre results, judging by comments left in Apple’s support forum. Immediately following the Oct. 16 public release of Mac OS X Yosemite, an undetermined but substantial number of users took to discussion forums and social media to report that the OS crippled and in some cases disabled their machine’s Wi-Fi capabilities. As of Thursday, the thread “OSX Yosemite Wifi issues” on Apple’s support forum had 709,855 views and 2,261 comments.To read this article in full or to leave a…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Five Characteristics Of An Innovation

    Victor Yocco
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    The “diffusion of innovations” theory of communications expert and rural sociologist Everett Rogers attempts to identify and explain the factors that lead to people and groups adopting innovations (new ideas and technologies). Design teams that account for both usability and how people adopt innovation stand a much greater chance of having users accept and use their products. The diffusion of innovations is a complex process; design teams can use their knowledge of the theory to create a road map for how they will address critical factors in the design and marketing of their product. I…
  • The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    You didn’t really think we’d wrap up our endless1, mischievous2 mystery3 riddles4 just like that, did you? Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of the SmashingConf NYC 20155, we’ve prepared a new mystery riddle, and this one will be an exercise in patience and stubborness. No, it’s not going to be an easy one this time either, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. How does it work? Well, you know how it works. Below you’ll find the first of a few animated GIFs that contain a hidden Twitter hashtag. Your job is to discover those hashtags as fast…
  • “When Great Just Isn’t Good Enough” Smashing Conference NYC 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    SmashingConf NYC 20151 will challenge you to rethink how you design and build websites today — and how to touch someone’s heart with design. 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available tickets. With the main focus on practical takeaways from real-life projects, you might never be the same again. To the tickets.2 About The Conference You’ve been around for quite some time, haven’t you? You know your way around front-end, or UX methodologies, or mobile patterns, or even the obscure dark matter of responsive web design. But you might not…
  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

    Jacob Rossi
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.” So, what does this mean for us as designers and developers? What rendering engine will Spartan be using, and how will it affect our work? We spoke with Jacob Rossi, the senior engineer at Microsoft’s web platform team, about the new browser, the rendering engine behind it, and whether it’s going to replace Internet Explorer in the long run. This article, written by Jacob, is the result of our conversations, with a few…
  • How And Why To Make Side Projects Work At A Digital Agency

    Danny Bluestone
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    It’s no secret that the digital industry is booming. From exciting startups to global brands, companies are reaching out to digital agencies, responding to the new possibilities available. However, the industry is fast becoming overcrowded, heaving with agencies offering similar services — on the surface, at least. Producing creative, fresh projects is the key to standing out. Unique side projects are the best place to innovate, but balancing commercially and creatively lucrative work is tricky. So, this article looks at how to make side projects work and why they’re worthwhile,…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Senate passes Keystone XL bill

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    The Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to clear construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial project that would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Ex-Gitmo detainee may be talking with militants

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    One of the five detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has attempted to return to militant activity, several U.S. officials tell CNN's Barbara Starr.
  • Bill Nye tackles deflategate

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the science behind DeflateGate. For more go to funnyordie.com.
  • Inside the world of medical tourism

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
    It is estimated that last year more than a million Americans left the country to seek care abroad. One of those was documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
  • Nigeria President's car stoned

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Angry mobs upset over the handling of militant group Boko Haram on Thursday pelted the motorcade of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    New Lightroom Classes from Scott Kelby Over on KelbyOne, we just released four brand new Lightroom courses from Scott Kelby! Whether you’re wondering why you should start using Lightroom and are curious what the advantages of it are over just using Bridge and Photoshop, a current user who wants to know more about sharpening, a sports photographer looking for the best way to integrate Lightroom into your workflow, or are just looking for some cool layout ideas, Scott has you covered.Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Scott’s Lightroom 5 Book for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

    Anthony Epes
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, but I would argue that it’s far more interesting to photographs cities at dawn. You have so much more to work with – buildings, graffiti, debris, rivers, glass, the odd person, roads, and greenery in the midst of all of this urban-ness. The possibilities to create unique photos are endless. So, if you combine all this intense city landscape with the wonderful and quickly-changing light of dawn, you have an amazing combination.
  • Food Photography – How to Shoot A Beverage With Only Two Lights

    Joel Dryer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The wonderful thing about food photography is that you can easily turn your apartment, home, or garage into a studio. This image was shot for a local ice cream franchise that offers a different spin on the traditional root beer float. The set was constructed on a coffee table with common household items, and was lit with just two lights. Final image You might be thinking that the featured photo does not look like your normal, every-day root beer float, and you would be right. The ice cream pellets in the float were created by flash freezing ice cream mixed with liquid nitrogen. Because the…
  • Handiwork: How to Pose Hands

    Gina Milicia
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” – Og Mandino All images copyright Gina Milicia What to do with your model’s hands is the one thing most photographers and…
  • 5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

    Bruce Lovelace
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical macro subjects like flowers and insects. Help is on the way. There is a whole world of macro photography available to you that doesn’t involve the typical subject matter so often associated with close-up photography. There are some amazing images of insects and flowers to enjoy on the web, but what about going in a different direction? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, to challenge your imagination, and direct you…
  • 7 Photography Podcasts That are Worth a Listen

    Ken Lyons
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    There is no shortage of podcasts about photography. They cater for everyone from beginners to experienced amateurs, semi-pros and professionals. A quick search in Google returns so many options it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s impossible to listen to them all, so how do you decide which ones to download or subscribe to? The simplest answer is to follow recommendations from friends and colleagues. So, in no particular order, here are seven photography based podcasts that I currently subscribe to, that I think will be of interest to you as a photographer: 1. This Week in Photo This Week in…
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Save the date! DPreview PIX2015 Expo May 2-3

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    DPReview is pleased to announce 'Photo Interactive Expo, PIX2015'. PIX2015 is a live-streamed photo show which will be taking place on May 2nd and 3rd 2015. A true celebration of photography, the show - which will be live-streamed here on DPReview.com and on our partner sites - will feature inspiring, entertaining, educational and interactive talks and demonstrations by leading photographers and industry experts. Click through to learn more
  • Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Canon has released its 2014 Q4 financial report, showing an overall profit increase but a continued slump in camera sales. Sales of office equipment are responsible for a 5.4 percent year-on-year upswing in operating profits in Q4, but the company reports that sales in its imaging business fell by 7.3% compared to the previous year. Read more
  • Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading
  • Print tattoos of your Instagram photos with INK361's Picattoo service

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Instagram Web interface provider INK361 has introduced a new service for Instagram photographers that allows them to create temporary tattoos from their pictures. Once logged in to Instagram via the Picattoo website, users can select up to 12 of their own images to have made into 3x3cm square format prints on sheets of transfer material. Read more
  • Little, Improved: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review posted

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an almost unthinkably small Micro Four Thirds camera with a 16MP sensor, 3" 921k-dot touch screen, 1080/60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi. It follows in the already tiny footsteps of the GM1, adding a built-in EVF and more external controls to that camera's point-and-shoot approach. Does it stand tall in a competitive enthusiast mirrorless class? Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Elgato Recalls Some Smart Power Battery Packs Due to Overheating

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Elgato recently announced that it is recalling some of its Smart Power 6000 mAh battery packs, as they can overheat while recharging. The company sent out notices to app users today, letting them know about the recall. For those unfamiliar, the $99 Elgato Smart Power battery pack is a compact 6000 mAh external battery that integrated with an iOS app, a neat feature that allowed users to wireless monitor the charge level of the device and receive notifications when the battery was low or needed recharging. MacRumors went hands-on with the Smart Power back in December and found it's app…
  • Facebook for iOS Gains Foursquare-Style 'Place Tips' Recommendations

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Facebook for iOS is gaining a major new feature today, which is designed to provide Foursquare-style recommendations on the places that users visit. Called Place Tips, the tool will offer up posts and photos that a user's friends have shared at the same location that's being visited. For example, when visiting a restaurant, if a Facebook friend has previously been to the same spot, Place Tips will display any photos and posts that were made at that location, letting users know what might be good to order or what to avoid. From friends' recommendations to information about the places and…
  • Increased Switcher Rate From Android to iPhone Appears Focused Outside the U.S.

    Mitchel Broussard
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Following Apple's earnings call on Tuesday in which Tim Cook stated the company "saw more new customers to iPhone than we've ever seen before," research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) today released (via Fortune) a report delving into the specifics of the Android-to-Apple switching statistics revealed by Apple. Expectedly, the report - which surveyed 500 Apple device customers inside the U.S. only - notes most Apple iPhone users returned to the company with the newest iteration of the iPhone last year. But the rate of Android switchers migrating platforms to the iPhone 6…
  • Microsoft Launches Outlook for iOS with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail Support

    Richard Padilla
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    Microsoft today launched its official Outlook app for iOS, which allows users to easily view and organize their email inbox, calendars, attachments, and more under one unified view. The app works with Microsoft's own Outlook.com and Office 365 services, while iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail are also compatible. Outlook for iOS also features quick gestures, as users can simply swipe to delete, archive or schedule messages. Now, with Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet – as efficiently as you do on your computer. And, because we know that…
  • New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at MacBook and iPhone users, including the new SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition. The SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition is a new version of the original SlatePro desk, introducing an entirely revamped design and several additional features like felt pockets and a dry erase board. Like the original SlatePro…
 
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