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  • Filet-o-fish, fried 5 times and then eaten by a maniac [video]

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    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Only a competitive eater as foolhardy and reckless with his body as Matt Stonie would dare to eat this beast. This, friends, is a filet-o-fish that has been refried a whopping (get it?!) five times. The post Filet-o-fish, fried 5 times and then eaten by a maniac [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • DeflateGate's defeated but these jokes still win

    Mashable
    Laura Vitto
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:16 am
    Congratulations, New England fans. Your quarterback's back on top. Months after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady uttered the statement, "To me those balls are perfect," a judge ruled to nullify Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, putting an end to the DeflateGate scandal. See also: Deflategate defeated: Tom Brady wins NFL battle The news is sure to make dedicated football fans weep with either overwhelming relief or sickened despair. Whatever your stance, know that someone's on your side. .@tombrady pic.twitter.com/sIuGWy3JZ9 — delrayser (@delrayser) September 3, 2015 Should we give court…
  • Airbnb Launches An App For The Apple Watch

    Fast Company
    Sarah Kessler
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    The new app focuses on messaging between guests and hosts.Airbnb may have been late to the iPad, but it is already on the Apple Watch. The same team that launched Airbnb's first iPad app in April launched its first watch app on Thursday. The new app does not replicate an Airbnb Passbook integration, which sets reminders for Airbnb stays. Instead, it primarily facilitates messaging between hosts and guests (hosts can also confirm guest reservations through the interface).Read Full Story
  • Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
     It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera”… Read More
  • Rearranging our prejudices

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:53 am
    Change is the point. It's what we seek to do to the world around us. Change, actual change, is hard work. And changing our own minds is the most difficult place to start. It's also the only place to start. It's hard to find the leverage to change the way you see the world, hard to pull on your thoughtstraps. But it's urgent. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices..." William James        
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  • Filet-o-fish, fried 5 times and then eaten by a maniac [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Only a competitive eater as foolhardy and reckless with his body as Matt Stonie would dare to eat this beast. This, friends, is a filet-o-fish that has been refried a whopping (get it?!) five times. The post Filet-o-fish, fried 5 times and then eaten by a maniac [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 8 must-have gardening apps [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:37 am
    Obviously, people have been growing food for eons without the help of technology, but that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with letting it give you a hand in the garden. The post 8 must-have gardening apps [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Parks and Rec season 7 bloopers are pure gold [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Parks and Rec was among the greatest comedies of the last generation. Even though it's over, you don't have to miss out on new bits of your favorite show, like the bloopers from the last season. The post Parks and Rec season 7 bloopers are pure gold [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Color us thirsty for Pantone smoothies

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:36 am
    Any chef will tell you, presentation is half the trick of serving a great meal, and seeing as smoothies comprise many a meal these days, why not make them beautiful as well? The post Color us thirsty for Pantone smoothies appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Ooh la la! 100 years of lingerie [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Seeing what was in vogue over the last 100 years isn't hard if you've got a bunch of old family photos laying around, though this particular aspect of fashion isn't generally what Grandma put in the album. The post Ooh la la! 100 years of lingerie [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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  • DeflateGate's defeated but these jokes still win

    Laura Vitto
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:16 am
    Congratulations, New England fans. Your quarterback's back on top. Months after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady uttered the statement, "To me those balls are perfect," a judge ruled to nullify Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, putting an end to the DeflateGate scandal. See also: Deflategate defeated: Tom Brady wins NFL battle The news is sure to make dedicated football fans weep with either overwhelming relief or sickened despair. Whatever your stance, know that someone's on your side. .@tombrady pic.twitter.com/sIuGWy3JZ9 — delrayser (@delrayser) September 3, 2015 Should we give court…
  • The Ricoh Theta S lets you upload 360-degree photos right to Google Maps

    Christina Warren
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:04 am
    At IFA 2015 (and a parallel event in New York City), Ricoh announced its newest 360-degree spherical camera, the Ricoh Theta S. The Theta S is a small, pocket-size camera that can take 360-degree photos and videos. The idea is to make it possible to capture awesome-looking, immersive photos and videos with something compact and easy to use. See also: YouTube's 360-degree video could mean big things for VR The Theta S is the third 360-degree camera in Ricoh's Theta series. The original model, which launched in 2013, could just do video. Last year, Ricoh added full HD video, but it was limited…
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip will give smartphones a big power boost

    Stan Schroeder
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:50 am
    If you're the type that reads smartphone specifications closely, chances are you're familiar with the name "Snapdragon." It's Qualcomm's system-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices that typically includes a central processor and a graphics processing unit, and it powers more smartphones than any other type of chip Many of today's top smartphones use the Snapdragon 810 chip, one of the speediest on the market. But in a blog post Wednesday, Qualcomm dropped a bomb by revealing that the SoC's next iteration, the Snapdragon 820, will have twice the processing power and double the power efficiency of…
  • We yabba dabba do want to live in this Flintstones house that's up for sale

    Andrea Romano
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:50 am
    Here's your chance to live the simple life. Stone Age simple. Along the drive on I-280, between Hillsborough and San Fransisco, California, there is a practically prehistoric-looking house that locals have dubbed The Flintstones House, and it's reportedly going up for sale for $4.2 million. (Fred is making quite a few clams on that resale value.) See also: Live Long and Prosper in This $35 Million 'Star Trek' Mansion Image: Wikimedia CommonsDespite appearances, the house was not built by a nice couple from Bedrock. It was constructed by architect William Nicholson in 1976 as "an experiment in…
  • 'Sesame Street' parody of 'When Harry Met Sally' is SFW (and kids)

    Hillary Busis
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:38 am
    Did you know that Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron's classic romcom is actually a parable about waiting your turn? No? Well, that's the angle of this delightful new When Harry Met Sally parody, brought to you by the brilliant minds at "Crumby Pictures" — a.k.aSesame Street The clip offers a truncated version of Harry that focuses mostly on spoofing the original's iconic Katz's Deli scene. In this variation, Cookie is a hungry, impatient Billy Crystal stand-in who has to learn about proper line etiquette from Muppet Sally, in a perfectly feathered Meg Ryan wig. The bit even ends with an echo…
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  • Airbnb Launches An App For The Apple Watch

    Sarah Kessler
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    The new app focuses on messaging between guests and hosts.Airbnb may have been late to the iPad, but it is already on the Apple Watch. The same team that launched Airbnb's first iPad app in April launched its first watch app on Thursday. The new app does not replicate an Airbnb Passbook integration, which sets reminders for Airbnb stays. Instead, it primarily facilitates messaging between hosts and guests (hosts can also confirm guest reservations through the interface).Read Full Story
  • Need A Cash Injection? Consider Going Public On A Foreign Exchange

    Sarah Lawson
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:06 am
    Here's how one American CEO debuted her company on the Australian Securities Exchange.Just as her startup was turning five years old, Shauna Mei's investors started to get antsy.Read Full Story
  • Police Cameras: The Secret Economy

    Neal Ungerleider
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Wearable police cameras require expensive servers and lots of cloud services. Here's a look at the secret police tech economy.On the morning of Monday, August 31, police officers in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley went on the beat with something new: wearable body cameras. Over the next few months, the Los Angeles Police Department will outfit their more than 7,000 patrol officers with wearable cameras mounted on their chest. But while the public is naturally focused on the potential of the cameras to document possible wrongdoing, there's a hidden tech challenge. Wearable body cameras create…
  • This Former YouTube Exec Is Taking On Internet Trolls

    Gwen Moran
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:12 am
    Trolls are everywhere, but one former tech exec has created a safe haven for online commenting.Anyone who has spent time online, especially on social media or reading news reports or blogs, has likely encountered Internet trolls. The typically anonymous commenters range from those who stir the pot with provocative statements to engaging in name-calling and physical threats. They range from benign insults to serious threats of harm.Read Full Story
  • IBM And Chip Designer ARM Want To Monitor Every Device They Can

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

  • Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

    Sarah Perez
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:45 am
     It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera”… Read More
  • Databox Raises $3.3M Seed Round To Help Marketers Understand Key Metrics

    Catherine Shu
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:39 am
     Businesses of all sizes now have access to reams of data about their performance, but it can be difficult to read the story behind the numbers. Boston-based startup Databox’s goal is to make data relatable. Its mobile app draws in data from different analytic platforms, analyzes it, and then presents the results in customized reports. Read More
  • Pinterest Brings On A New Head Of Its Advertising Partner APIs

    Matthew Lynley
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
     Pinterest has brought on a new executive to manage the technology its marketing developer partners use to power advertising campaigns on Pinterest. Michael Akkerman, formerly a vice president at Kenshoo, will help manage the technology and relationships with the company’s advertising partners that are using its APIs. The company started its Marketing Developer Program earlier this… Read More
  • Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

    Sarah Perez
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:56 am
     Microsoft announced this morning it’s rolling out a new version of Skype (ver. 6.0) for users on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Across all platforms, the popular communications app has gotten a redesign, though in Android’s case, it references Google’s “Material Design” aesthetic while the iOS version’s redesign is more focused on improvements to the… Read More
  • Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley’s Favorite New Demo Day

    Connie Loizos
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:43 am
     For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage investors in the startup industry. Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital was there, as were local investors Jeff Clavier, Manu Kumar,… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Rearranging our prejudices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Save Money on College Textbooks

    Trent Hamm
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    College textbook buying is an expensive routine for every student. But sympathetic professors and easy access to information tools can make it easy to find ways to cut costs. Take advantage of those tools and use them to shave some serious money off of your textbook expenses.Read more...
  • Switch Up Your Spending Strategy to Avoid Budget Burnout

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:30 am
    It can be hard to get used to a budget, especially if you’re not great with money. It takes time to adjust to a spending plan, but if you keep failing at your budget, or if you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, it’s probably time to switch up your strategy.Read more...
  • The Difference Between a Blender, Food Processor, and an Immersion Blender

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you want to get creative in the kitchen, add a machine that can help you transform whole ingredients into sauces, soups, and chopped bits. Here’s the difference between blenders, food processors, and immersion blenders so you can decide which works best for you.Read more...
  • How to Make Your Own Bitters for a Signature Stamp on Every Cocktail

    Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:30 am
    Any bar worth its rimming salt should be stocked with at least a couple of bottles of bitters. Sure, you can make a cocktail without them, but you can also roast a chicken without salt or pepper. Like these everyday seasonings, cocktail bitters add flavor and depth to almost any beverage, and making your own allows you to put a unique stamp on every cocktail you serve.Read more...
  • These Bluetooth Speakers Can Stand Up To Your Shower, But Only Cost About $25

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:27 am
    Waterproof Bluetooth speakers are perfect if you like to sing in the shower, or even just need more time to clear your podcast backlog, and you can choose from two great options today for around $25.Read more...
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  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

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

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

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

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

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

  • KGI Expects New iPhones to Retain 16GB, 64GB and 128GB Capacities

    Joe Rossignol
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:08 am
    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors that claims the so-called "iPhone 6s" will be offered in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, the same sizes available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Kuo's prediction corroborates multiple rumors that claim Apple will retain 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage sizes for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which are expected to be announced at the company's September 9th media event in San Francisco. The analyst also corroborates rumors that the iPhone 6s will have an improved front-facing FaceTime camera with a 5-megapixel…
  • 'iPhone 6s' Measures Slightly Thicker and Larger Than iPhone 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Beth Hayden
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whether you want to sell products from your website, advertise your coaching services, or promote a book, building an email list will allow you to bond with your prospects and make more sales. The big question is: if you know building a list is the smart thing to do as a content marketer, what’s stopping you? More than likely, you’re overwhelmed. There are a plethora of tools you can use to set up and manage your email list, and you may be completely confused. Conquer your email marketing confusion You probably have several questions: Which tool should you use? How much money should you…
  • Dan Pink on the State of Free Agent Nation in 2015 (And Beyond)

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

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

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

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

  • Airbnb's new Apple Watch app lets you message your host

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:13 am
    Airbnb is trying its hand at the Apple Watch, with a new app that aims to provide a quick and easy way for hosts and guests to message each other. On Thursday, Airbnb users who’ve downloaded its iOS app and have an Apple Watch will receive the new app through a software update. The app isn’t Airbnb’s existing iOS app beamed to a smaller screen. It’s an entirely new app coded from scratch, aimed at making it easy for hosts and guests to stay connected on the go. Airbnb’s existing mobile apps—and its desktop site—let users message each other, often during the booking process and…
  • Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:47 am
    The next Apple TV might not have a lot of room for apps and games if a new report by 9to5Mac proves accurate. The site, which tends to have a strong record with Apple rumors, claims that Apple’s next set-top box won’t exceed 16GB of storage. Apple may include 16GB in the base model, reportedly priced at $149, or it could charge $199 version for the 16GB version while putting just 8GB in the base model. In any case, the latest report appears to contradict earlier rumors from both 9to5Mac and BuzzFeed. Last month, 9to5Mac said it expected at least 32GB of storage in the new Apple TV, and…
  • JustWatch review: TV guide for all of your streaming services

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    After searching for a title in JustWatch, you’ll see at a glance where it’s available to stream, rent, or purchase only a tap away.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to print a single page of a document in iOS

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:28 am
    Scott Randell asks a perfectly reasonable question about iOS printing: How can I print just a single page of a document from my iPhone or iPad? As much as I look, I can seem to find an article on how to do this. The standard print dialog (in this case, from Safari) doesn’t offer a way to pick particular pages to print.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Walk on the mild side: Android Wear comes to iOS

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:55 am
    Are you someone who thinks the smartphone in their pocket should look great while the smartwatch on their wrist should look like a can of clams? Well, your day has come! Writing for the International Business Times, Mike Brown makes the case for using an Android Wear smartwatch with your iPhone. “Android Wear Now Works With iPhones: 5 Reasons You Should Ditch Your Apple Watch And Go Google” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody) Well… at least it’s not a slide show.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    ReadWrite

  • Your Connected Product Could Be Your Best Customer Engagement Tool

    Brian Solis
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, futurist and author of X, What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business As Usual.In a time when connectedness is part of everyday life and people have become online media platforms, customer experiences either work for a company or against it. Those experiences, now widely spread and shared so easily, have become the new brand. Brands are, as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once put it, "what people say about you when you’re not in the room.” See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeThink about…
  • Tech Makers: Stop Treating Tablets Like Smartphones

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

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

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

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

  • Hey Designers: Stop Being An Afterthought

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

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

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

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

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

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

    Chris Corradino
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    2-for-1 special As part of Landscape Photography Week here on dPS, we’re offering TWO for the price of ONE on our best-selling Living & Loving Landscape Photography ebooks! Click here to take advantage of this offer. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses are not typically the ideal choice for outdoor images. By including too much information, you risk losing the subject to visual clutter. This creates a unique challenge for landscape photography. While it’s tempting to…
  • Landscape Photography and the Human Element

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

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

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

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

  • Watch the trailer for the BBC's GTA drama 'The Gamechangers'

    Nick Summers
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:41 am
    Today we got our first glimpse of the BBC's upcoming Grand Theft Auto docudrama, which examines the game's development and public scrutiny in 2002. The Gamechangers, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar president Sam Houser, covers the franchise's...
  • IFTTT brings one-touch app control to Android Wear devices

    Billy Steele
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:23 am
    The recipe-based automation software IFTTT delivered its one-button control app to phones back in February, and now it's putting it on your wrist. Android Wear gadgets can now employ the DO Button to complete any number of tasks that you assign to...
  • Disney is selling a Millennium Falcon drone starting tomorrow

    Nick Summers
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:02 am
    Star Wars merchandise is big business. So big, in fact, that the films' stewards are streaming an unboxing marathon for all of the Force Awakens toys coming out on "Force Friday" tomorrow. We weren't going to pay much interest, but two items in par...
  • The latest Nook is based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2

    Devindra Hardawar
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:41 am
    Barnes & Noble's partnership with Samsung continues with the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook. And, as you've probably guessed, it's simply Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Tab S2 jam-packed with Nook apps. The 8-inch tablet hits Barnes & Noble stores...
  • Wacom's Bamboo Spark offers another option for digitizing scribbles

    Billy Steele
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you still prefer the feel of pen on paper but need an easy way to catalog your handwritten notes digitally? Wacom's Bamboo Spark will do just what. The product is something the company calls a "smart folio" that uses its digital pen technology t...
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    Strobist

  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ricoh Theta S boosts resolution, introduces Google Street View integration

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ricoh has unveiled the latest version of its 360-degree camera, the Theta S. Thanks to two 12MP 1/2.3" sensors, the S is capable of 14MP 360-degree still image capture, up from the previous model's 6MP images. Brighter lenses, 1080/30p video and integration with Google's new Street View app are all onboard. Read more
  • Epson UK announces SC-P400, the smallest and lightest A3+ pigment printer on the market

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

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

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

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

  • Practical De-hazing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Skype Updates iOS and Android Apps With New Design, Improved Messaging, and Enhanced Search

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    Skype today announced a new update for both its iOS and Android mobile apps that introduce a new design experience, a few tweaks to the service's messaging functions, and some enhanced search functionality. The new update, version 6.0, promises to be a "simple, familiar" experience for Skype users, but with a bevy of new features and touch inputs that will help the service's users get in and out of conversations with more ease. The company has introduced swipe gestures to do just that, letting users quickly start calls and manage message threads with quick and easy right and left swipes. The…
  • Griffin Expands Survivor Lineup With Two New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Griffin today announced an expansion of its popular Survivor case lineup for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, introducing the new Survivor Summit and the Survivor Journey. Like its existing Survivor cases, both the Summit and the Journey offer military grade protection for Apple's iPhones. The Survivor Summit is Griffin's most protective Survivor case yet, featuring a sealed weatherproof design that's resistant to dust, rain, mud, and snow. It includes a screen shield that both serves as a stand and protects the touchscreen and home button from grime. With rubber bumpers and a built-in impact…
  • Apple Sells Over 1 Million Apple Watches in China, Increases 'iPhone 6s' Orders Ahead of Launch

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:29 am
    Apple is believed to have sold over over 1.07 million Apple Watches in China, according to data analysis company TalkingData (via Business Insider). The company uses a monitoring platform supported by over 80,000 mobile apps -- including the country's most popular app WeChat, with over 1 billion registered users -- to receive its data. Many remain curious as to how many Apple Watches the company has sold specifically, but Apple continues to remain firm on not assigning a tangible number to the sales figures of its new wearable device. After a few weeks of speculation, in July CEO Tim Cook…
  • Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

    Juli Clover
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip. Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded adhesive-backed strip that can be used behind televisions, under desks, and more, as mood lighting within the home. The new Lightstrip Plus is an enhanced version of the Lightstrip, adding brighter, tunable white light in addition to the 16 million color options of the original. As an indirect source…
  • CBS Sports to Stream Super Bowl 50, Other NFL Games Free on Apple TV

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

    maureenohare
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:43 am
    In honor of National Skyscraper Day on September 3, we're highlighting distinctive skylines around the world. Take a look at the silhouettes and guess which cityscape you're seeingTags: skyscrapersarchitectureskylinescityscapes
  • Controversial porn star metro cards sell out in Taiwan

    karlac1
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Public opinion is divided over a set of sexy new Taipei metro cards featuring Japanese porn actress Yui HatanoTags: pornographymetro cardspublic transportation
  • Are the French becoming insecure about their cuisine?

    barry.neild
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    Ambassadors urged to deploy fine dining diplomacy as country's chefs feel the heat from foreign rivalsTags: foodrestaurants
  • India like you've never seen it

    hiufu
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:38 am
    From New Delhi to Pune, meet the Instagrammers bringing India's best stories to life in square format, multi-filter gloryTags: Instagram
  • World's biggest selfie to be taken in Australia

    hiufu
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:28 am
    Tourism Australia has come up with a new service for taking selfies in which the self is just one part of an epic widescreen landscapeTags: Gold CoastselfiesGiga Selfie
 
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