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  • The guide to Star Trek uniforms [infographic]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Heaven forbid you walk into a party full of Trekkies this Halloween only to discover your Captain Picard uniform isn't up to snuff. Save yourself some humiliation with this infographic from CostumeSupercenter.com, and live long and prosper, my friends.
  • Nasty iOS 8 Bug Could Reportedly Erase Your iCloud Drive Documents

    Mashable
    Stan Schroeder
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    After a disastrous iOS 8.0.1 rollout and a ton of publicity surrounding Bendgate, saying that Apple had a bad week is an understatement Unfortunately for Apple, things aren't looking much better this week, as MacRumors reports on a particularly nasty iOS 8 bug, which could potentially erase the iWork documents stored in your iCloud drive See also: Purposely Bending an iPhone Doesn't Mean Bendgate Is Real, It Means You're an Assh*le According to the report, the option to "Reset All Settings," found under Settings — General — Reset in iOS 8, also deletes documents from the iCloud…
  • Photoshop Comes To Chromebooks

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    That's right, Google's $200 laptop can now run Photoshop.Chances are, you don't own one of Google's cheap, cloud-based "Chromebook" laptops, but they accounted for 21% of all laptops sold last year in the US. And designers may have new incentive to drop $200 on their next knock-around computer because Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks.Read Full Story
  • Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $10M From British Sky Broadcasting And Others

    TechCrunch
    Anthony Ha
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
     Earlier this month, Sharethrough announced its European expansion, and it jumpstarted those efforts by acquiring London-based competitor VAN. Now it looks like the company will also be getting help from one of the region’s big media companies — British Sky Broadcasting. Specifically, Sharethrough is announcing a $5 million strategic investment from BSkyB. With the participation… Read More
  • Wishing vs. doing

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    By giving people more ways to speak up and more tools to take action, we keep decreasing the gap between what we wish for and what we can do about it. If you're not willing to do anything about it, best not to waste the energy wishing about it.        
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    Holy Kaw!

  • The guide to Star Trek uniforms [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Heaven forbid you walk into a party full of Trekkies this Halloween only to discover your Captain Picard uniform isn't up to snuff. Save yourself some humiliation with this infographic from CostumeSupercenter.com, and live long and prosper, my friends.
  • Wearable tech soars to new heights with Nixie, the bracelet quadcopter [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:54 pm
    It's a bracelet, it's a spy cam! How 007 cool is that?
  • Witness orcas’ brutal takedown of a tiger shark [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    It has to be seen to be believed, this group of orcas earning their nickname of killer whales much to the horror of the tiger shark in their sights.
  • 700 brains found at Texas Mental Hospital: Preserved in jars, now photographed

    Deanne Mayall
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Not your everyday find. 700 brains that had been collected and preserved in the 1960s and largely forgotten over the decades at the University of Texas Mental Hospital. Adam Voorhes, a photographer on assignment for Scientific American magazine spent a year photographing them, documenting their colour, shape, deformities. Now a team will study them with …
  • 10 geniuses who were also big jerks [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's not particularly surprising to learn that some epic geniuses happen to be big ol' jerks, but it might surprise you to learn how some of these people express their jerkiness. Richard Dawkins, for example, apparently is an internet troll!
 
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    Mashable

  • Nasty iOS 8 Bug Could Reportedly Erase Your iCloud Drive Documents

    Stan Schroeder
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    After a disastrous iOS 8.0.1 rollout and a ton of publicity surrounding Bendgate, saying that Apple had a bad week is an understatement Unfortunately for Apple, things aren't looking much better this week, as MacRumors reports on a particularly nasty iOS 8 bug, which could potentially erase the iWork documents stored in your iCloud drive See also: Purposely Bending an iPhone Doesn't Mean Bendgate Is Real, It Means You're an Assh*le According to the report, the option to "Reset All Settings," found under Settings — General — Reset in iOS 8, also deletes documents from the iCloud…
  • Apple to Bring iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to China on October 17

    Stan Schroeder
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Apple has announced the availability date for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones in China: October 17 The devices will be available at Apple's retail stores, Apple authorized resellers and with all three major carriers: China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom See also: iPhone 6 Now Available in More Than 20 Countries Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will support China's TD-LTE and FDD-LTE high-speed data networks The suggested retail prices are 5,288 Chinese yuan ($860) for the 16GB iPhone 6, while the 64GB and the 128GB versions will cost 6,088 yuan ($991) and 6,888 yuan…
  • Women Are Vastly Underrepresented in On-Screen Workforce, Study Finds

    Matt Petronzio
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hopefully you've already heard of the Bechdel test, which asks if a film (or, really, any work of fiction) meets three criteria: There are two or more female characters with names, they talk to each other and the topic of conversation is about something other than a man It seems simple enough, but as of June, half of 2014's films failed the test. Now, according to a new U.N.-backed report from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, we see that women aren't equally represented in their on-screen professions, either. See also: 5 Times the Internet Demanded Gender Equality The first-ever…
  • Hong Kong Protesters Set Deadline for Government to Meet Demands

    The Associated Press
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. A brief statement from the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement said it had set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to meet their demands for genuine democracy and for him to step down as leader of Hong Kong. It said they would "announce new civil disobedience plans same day." See also: The Hong Kong Kids…
  • 5 Roadblocks to Virtual Reality Becoming Mainstream

    Chelsea Stark
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    For more than 25 years, one iteration or the next of virtual reality has been touted as a life-altering technological breakthrough. At the first Oculus Rift developers conference, attendees saw how far its creators have come in pursuit of an outstanding virtual reality platform. But virtual reality still has a long way to go before it's ready for consumers, and its biggest proponents know it, too. During Oculus Connect, the company's top brass talked about the issues virtual reality still struggles with, and how they might be solvable. While there could potentially be solutions for each…
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    Fast Company

  • Photoshop Comes To Chromebooks

    Mark Wilson
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    That's right, Google's $200 laptop can now run Photoshop.Chances are, you don't own one of Google's cheap, cloud-based "Chromebook" laptops, but they accounted for 21% of all laptops sold last year in the US. And designers may have new incentive to drop $200 on their next knock-around computer because Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks.Read Full Story
  • 5 Ways Protesters Organized #OccupyCentral

    Jeff Chu and Helsa Chan
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The Hong Kong protests have gotten the world's attention. How did they do it?Organizing a protest is a logistical nightmare, from decisions on signage to addressing fears of government surveillance. But as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong flowed through city's streets over the weekend, one thing was clear: The effort did not lack for logistical support--or food.Read Full Story
  • "Where Did I Park, Again?" Waze Can Tell You

    Peter Wade
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Waze's new app update automatically remembers your parking spot.Waze, the free, Google-owned smartphone app that offers real-time traffic information based on user reports, will now automatically remember parking locations when a driver uses Waze to navigate to his or her destination.Read Full Story
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi Brings Vision Of "Toilets Before Temples" To A U.S. Audience

    Jeff Chu
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    At the Global Citizen Festival, Modi calls on activists to get behind a plan to end open defecation and install toilets in every Indian home.On Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood on a stage in Central Park and saluted 60,000 mostly youthful activists who had earned tickets to the Global Citizen Festival through their work against global poverty. Modi was one of the event's headliners, along with Jay-Z, Beyonce, and The Roots, all of whom had gathered to promote not just awareness of poverty but also action to fight it. Specifically, the organizers had invited him to highlight…
  • Chartbeat Aims To Move Publishers' Attention Away From Page Views

    Alice Truong
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Pay attention to the "attention economy."Chartbeat, a social analytics tool used by advertisers and news organizations for real-time monitoring of website traffic, announced Monday that the Media Rating Council accredited 21 of its metrics, including ones that track and monetize audience attention rather than page views.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $10M From British Sky Broadcasting And Others

    Anthony Ha
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
     Earlier this month, Sharethrough announced its European expansion, and it jumpstarted those efforts by acquiring London-based competitor VAN. Now it looks like the company will also be getting help from one of the region’s big media companies — British Sky Broadcasting. Specifically, Sharethrough is announcing a $5 million strategic investment from BSkyB. With the participation… Read More
  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Arrive In China On October 17

    Kyle Russell
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:47 pm
     Apple has announced the official launch date for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China. On October 10, customers will be able to pre-order the devices from Apple’s site. On October 14, they’ll be able to put earlier orders in at Apple’s retail locations, and devices will become available for pickup on October 17. Read More
  • Hem, Fab’s Pivot Into Home Furnishings, Goes Live In 40 Markets

    Ingrid Lunden
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
     Three months after Fab.com, the New York-based design/fashion marketplace, acquired Helsinki’s One Nordic and announced its intention to pivot its European business to focus solely on original home furnishings, the company is putting its eggs into a new basket — or basket chair, as the case may be. Today it is launching Hem, selling Scandinavian-style tables, shelves and… Read More
  • PotatoStock Actually Happened

    John Biggs
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
     It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Zack “Danger” Brown, he of the potato salad Kickstarter, held the first annual PotatoStock in Columbus, Ohio where he and thousands of potato lovers enjoyed beer, music, companionship, and salad. I met Zack a few weeks ago, just before PotatoStock, and he told me of an amazing festival of love, happiness, and mayonnaise. Brown is… Read More
  • Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

    Alex Wilhelm
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
     Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technology and business media will have its eyes trained on what Redmond has on offer. In the past few days, odd rumors have cropped up: Will… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Wishing vs. doing

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

    Seth Godin
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    What's a customer worth? A customer at the local supermarket or at the corner Fedex Print shop might spend $10,000 or even $25,000 over the course of a few years. That's why marketers are so willing to spend so much time and money on coupons, promos and ads getting people to start doing business with us. But what happens when it goes wrong? What if a service slip or a policy choice threatens that long-term relationship? If you know what's broken, you can fix it for all the customers that follow. It seems obvious, but you want to hear what customers have to say. After all, if people in…
  • None of this makes sense

    Seth Godin
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Your own personal media company, the focus on building individual skills, the networks that we're all part of... It makes no sense that we're busy spending our 'work' time weaving together audience, passion and new competencies. Unless. Unless we also acknowledge that the old method of productivity, of being a good employee by obediently doing what you are told, is obsolete. Our job is to figure out what's next and to bring the ideas and resources to the table to make it happen. Otherwise, all of this (this blog, your online activity, the courses you take) is nothing but a worthless…
  • A simple way to look at effective advertising in a digital age

    Seth Godin
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Would you miss it if it weren't there? Vogue magazine regularly runs more than 600 pages in length. And that's fine, because it's worth more with the ads than without them. On the other hand, if the ads disappeared from Twitter, would the service be better or worse? Media companies of the future will be built on ads we want to see, ads we'd miss if they were gone. [And yes, I mean your fundraising newsletter and your Facebook updates, and I mean the announcements on the speaker at the airport and the robocalls too.]        
  • Symptoms and diseases

    Seth Godin
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    A fever is a symptom. There's an underlying disease that causes it. Giving you a fever (sitting in a sauna) doesn't make you sick, and getting rid of the fever (in a cold bath, for example) doesn't always get rid of the illness.  The New York Times bestseller list used to be a symptom, the symptom that a book was really popular. Now, it’s so easy to game and fake that some people have confused themselves into thinking that being on the list can actually cause your book to be popular. It’s easy to be fooled into paying a lot to hire a salesperson who is leaving a fast-growing…
 
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    WIRED

  • Thriving as Humans in the New Robotic Era

    Ergun Ekici, IPsoft
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    In a recent study by the Pew Research Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, 1,800 technology experts were asked about the future of man vs. machine in 2025. Will we live harmoniously with robotic technology, or will virtual employees displace humans? More than half (52%) said they believe that the potential impact […] The post Thriving as Humans in the New Robotic Era appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Changing Role of IT: What iPhone 6, iOS 8 Mean to Business

    Jeff Corbin, APPrise Mobile
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Every time Apple comes out with a new product, the media is abuzz with excitement.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise — Apple is the technology leader who not only has its pulse on future technology trends, but sets the trends. The launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the week before last didn’t […] The post The Changing Role of IT: What iPhone 6, iOS 8 Mean to Business appeared first on WIRED.
  • Pubic Lice: Still NOT Going Extinct

    Gwen Pearson
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Even if you clear-cut your forest, these lice will find a way to survive. The post Pubic Lice: Still NOT Going Extinct appeared first on WIRED.
  • Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You No Matter What Device You’re Using

    Issie Lapowsky
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Facebook's long-awaited Google Ad Sense competitor is finally here. It's called Atlas, and like Ad Sense, it will allow brands to buy ads on Facebook, using the social network's massive trove of data, and have those ads show up on sites across the web. The post Facebook Ads Will Now Follow You No Matter What Device You’re Using appeared first on WIRED.
  • Belief in Free Will Not Threatened by Neuroscience

    Christian Jarrett
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    A key finding from neuroscience research over the last few decades is that non-conscious preparatory brain activity appears to precede the subjective feeling of making a decision. But, does this negate the idea of free will? The post Belief in Free Will Not Threatened by Neuroscience appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • It’s been 2 Years Since I’ve Seen A Blog Training Program This Good

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

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

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

    Guest Blogger
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    This is a guest contribution from Charles Crawford. If your business is blogging, productivity is essential. The only way for you to get the results you want is to put out consistent high quality content. While this is often easy in the beginning when the blog is new and exciting, as time goes on this can become more difficult. There are some ways that you can improve your productivity to keep your blog current. 1. Work at the Right Times A common misconception is that people work better first thing in the morning. The problem with this is people are all different. You may not be a morning…
  • Why Your Blog Isn’t Growing and How to Make It A Success

    Guest Blogger
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution from Gary Dek from StartABlog123.com. If your blog is dependent on Google search engine rankings like most websites, you should know that one record month of traffic can easily be followed by a record low. Growing your blog’s traffic and revenue requires leveraging traffic and design strategies to build and retain visitors, eventually converting them into loyal readers and followers. Otherwise, you risk the chance of starting from zero after an algorithm update. Here are some possible reasons your blog is failing to capitalize on its current readership, and…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Software Development and Camera Combo Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    These days, prepping your bag is rarely about preparing for one task. Case in point, software developer and photographer Dean Putney needed a bag that could handle both his jobs at once.Read more...
  • Slap Garnishing Herbs to Bring Out the Most Flavor

    Patrick Allan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    An herbs flavor and aroma comes from the essential oils inside, and knowing how to release those oils properly is important. For plate and cocktail garnishes, a simple way to release those oils is with a good slap.Read more...
  • Apple has released a patch for last week's Shellshock bug.

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Apple has released a patch for last week's Shellshock bug. If you didn't patch the bug manually , you can download and install Apple's patch for OS X Mavericks here.Read more...
  • Find the Solution to Any Stain with This Searchable Database

    Patrick Allan
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Nobody likes a big ugly stain on their carpet or clothing. This searchable database has stain solutions for everything from automotive oil to mustard.Read more...
  • Overcome TV Show Binge-Watching with a Lesson In Plot

    Patrick Allan
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    If you can't seem to stop your TV show streaming marathon, learning about the plot lines that hook you in can help you break away and get some decent sleep .Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • Apple to Launch iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on Friday, October 17

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Apple has announced that it will be begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 17. The devices will be available through Apple's online store and retail locations in China and will also be sold at China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom stores. Customers in China will be able to pre-order the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning Friday, October 10. “We are thrilled to bring iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to our customers in China on all three carriers at launch,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. “With support for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus…
  • iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad

    Eric Slivka
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version. First, Sood shares a screenshot of a hidden Settings pane for Apple Pay inside. The pane will allow users to manage their entered credit and debit cards linked to Apple Pay, as well as define their default card, billing and shipping address, email, and phone. The Settings screen for Apple Pay also links to a privacy disclosure outlining how the user's…
  • Apple Watch Being Displayed at Colette Boutique in Paris [Updated]

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Ahead of an event planned for tomorrow in conjunction with Apple, Parisian fashion boutique Colette appears to be preparing to show off the Apple Watch at its boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Various photos on Twitter and Instagram show the location displaying the Apple Watch prominently, with different variants of the device being placed in colored ovals. (Image credit: papasoey via Instagram) While it is not known as to what exactly will be shown off at Colette's event tomorrow, hints from the invitation flyer suggest that the Apple Watch will be the highlight. Colette has also been…
  • All iCloud Services Down for Some Users [Update: Fixed]

    Juli Clover
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Apple's iCloud appears to be down for some users, with many people reporting issues logging into iCloud.com and accessing iCloud content like Mail, Calendar, and Notes. According to Apple's System Status Page, all iCloud services and features are entirely inaccessible for some users, with the outage starting just after 3 PM Pacific Time. The downtime comes just after Apple released an iOS 8.1 update to developers and following news of a significant iCloud Drive bug that causes documents to be deleted when "Reset All Settings" is used on an iOS 8 devices. Apple has not provided a timeline for…
  • Apple Seeds First iOS 8.1 Beta to Developers

    Juli Clover
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Apple today released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just a few days after the release of iOS 8.0.2, which fixed a bug introduced with iOS 8.0.1. The beta arrives as build number 12B401. Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta and Xcode 6.1 beta 3. iOS 8.1 likely includes several bug fixes for issues in iOS 8, and it also likely includes support for Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payments service that is launching in October. Along with iOS 8.1, Apple is also simultaneously working on iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, all of which are expected to add new…
 
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  • Work Life Balance?

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Make Winning Infographics Without Risk

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

    Jerod Morris
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday, Brian Clark published a highly anticipated answer to a question that’s been on a lot of entrepreneurial and marketing minds. If you missed it, that question is: Isn’t it time for more power and less hassle from WordPress … without breaking the bank? The answer is yes, of course, and he provides the solution — a turnkey, hosted platform for content management that is already providing the technological engine for many smart content strategies across the globe. But technology is just technology. It will do its part reliably, but you have to do yours too.
  • Introducing Rainmaker: The Complete Solution for Content Marketers and Internet Entrepreneurs

    Brian Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four years ago this month, Copyblogger Media was born. Up until that point, I had launched several businesses off of Copyblogger, with several smart partners. Each of those individual businesses were killing it and had me involved, but those smart individuals weren’t collaborating with each other … because why would they? The five of us convened in a Denver conference room – the first time the group had ever met in person. In just three hours, we worked through the seemingly impossible task of merging five companies into one new entity, with everyone’s equity interest and…
  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

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

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

  • Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD adds much needed ports to any Mac

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    While the notoriously cost-conscious PC market hasn’t embraced Thunderbolt technology yet, you can’t buy a brand-new Mac from Apple without it having at least one Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt’s versatility means that Apple can keep its computers slim and the ports to a minimum—with the right cables or adapters, a Thunderbolt port can connect devices that use FireWire 800, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and Ethernet. The problem arises when you need all those connections at the same time. A versatile dock like Belkin’s just-announced Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD, while seemingly pricey at…
  • Apple releases patches for OS X's 'Shellshock' Bash shell vulnerability

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Apple released a patch Monday for Shellshock, a serious software vulnerability disclosed last week, although the company had said it posed no risk to most users. Shellshock is the nickname for a flaw in the GNU Bourne Again Shell, or Bash, which is a command-line shell processor used for sending commands to an operating system. It is prevalent in Unix and Linux systems. The flaw in Bash, which has been present for two decades, could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the software is remotely accessible. An attacker could append malicious commands into a CGI (Common…
  • Gird your wallet: Apple reportedly has a Retina iMac ready to launch

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple clearly wants to bankrupt you, if rumors of a 27-inch Retina iMac scheduled to launch with OS X Yosemite this year are true. iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks already have super high-resolution Retina displays, but when Apple refreshed its iMac line in June, adding a new, cheaper model, it seemed like Retina on the desktop wasn’t in the cards this year. According to 9to5Mac, we could see a Retina iMac as soon as next month. But just the 27-inch model will see a jump in resolution, says blogger Jack March, doubling from 2560x1440 to 5120x2880.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Facebook knows more about your life than Google, and now the network is putting that information to good use—at least for advertisers who want to sell you stuff.The company launched a new ad platform called Atlas ahead of Advertising Week, which kicked off Monday in New York. Facebook has long used your demographic info and likes to show relevant ads to you in the News Feed, but Atlas takes those ads to the next level: around the Internet.How it works: When you visit a site on your laptop or desktop computer, cookies track the pages you look at. That’s why you’ll see an ad on Facebook…
  • AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    AT&T is doubling down on its smartphone data deals, literally. The carrier announced on Sunday that some customers can double the amount of data they receive on Mobile Share Value plans for the same price they're paying now. A family currently on AT&T's $160 monthly plan that offers 15GB of shared data for two smartphones, for example, can now double that to 30GB. The deal is not automatic, however, and existing customers must proactively sign-up for the deal before October 31. The good news is there's no expiration date on the deal once you've got it. In other words, our example…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Size Matters: Balancing Line Length And Font Size In Responsive Web Design

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

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

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

    Marina Lin
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    People use their mobile devices everywhere: on the train, while waiting in line, sitting on the couch. As much as we aim to design our mobile apps and websites for contextual use, testing their usability in context can be challenging. While getting out in the field for user testing is not always realistic, simulating much of that contextual experience in a lab is possible. One approach to mobile testing is participatory design. A participatory design test session typically takes about an hour and has four parts: Uncover the user’s mental model. Enable the user to document their entire…
  • Designing A Rocket Icon In Adobe Fireworks

    Fabio Benedetti
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Many people know that Fireworks is a great tool for web design1, prototyping2 and UI design3. But what about icon design? Icon design is a very specific skill that overlaps illustration, screen design and, of course, visual design. An icon designer needs to understand lighting, proportions and, most importantly, the context of the icon itself. The BBC published an interesting article about icon design and skeuomorphism4 one year ago, titled “What Is Skeuomorphism?5” It’s definitely worth reading because it explains why icons often reflect the real world and the thinking behind…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • ISIS fighter: Airstrikes not effective

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets, but one of the terror group's fighters says the hits cannot stop the group. A Syrian ISIS fighter says the militant group has been preparing for such attacks.
  • Man accused of funding U.S. fighter

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.
  • CNN Poll

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    A new CNN/ORC International survey indicates that half of Americans considers themselves doves, while slightly less describe themselves as hawks.
  • Aaron Hernandez case: Who's who?

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is behind bars, accused of murdering three people.
  • Graham case may help solve others

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    The arrest of Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

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

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

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

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

    Brad Moore
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I believe there’s opportunity for everyone to have commercial success as a photographer in today’s market. This as long as they have a unique and honest perspective…Hi!I’m excited to be writing for Scott Kelby and the Guest blog Wednesday!I’m also excited about the current state of photography!Really excited!Daily I get questions through e-mail and social media. They span a wide range but the BIG question I get asked, among practical advice on gear, computers and offers of coffee and beer is: “How do I MAKE it as a photographer?”“How do I break into advertising photography and…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

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

    William Petruzzo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for your subject. You the photographer, who is creating with integrity, must meet with yourself inside to bring about bold creativity. The subject, likewise, is faced with many insecurities that they may have very little experience with in their day to day lives. They are in a…
  • How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

    Shiv Verma
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images look so harsh?”. Let us first understand the difference in using natural or ambient light and using a flash. With natural light you have little control over intensity, direction, or color. With a flash, you have a lot more control if you can grasp the fundamentals of light and exposure. Using a flash you can control the direction, intensity, color and distribution of the light. A good understanding of how your flash affects the way the…
  • Street Photography Video Tips With Valerie Jardin

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have been a regular co-host or guest on the popular This Week in Photo podcast. Recently they launched their new website and are going to be rolling out new spin off podcasts including one by our very own dPS writer Valerie Jardin on street photography. There is also one by Doug Kaye on gear, and interviews done by the host of TWiP Frederick Van Johnson. You can check out all their shows here. In this first teaser Valerie and Frederick chat about various things regarding street photography, and traveling with your gear. You can see more articles on street photography here: Using Humor In…
  • A 10 Minute Lesson to Photographing Images with More Pizzazz

    Annie Tao
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Even the most seasoned photographer wants to continue to stretch their creativity. I know I do! One simple activity you can do in your spare time is to find new ways to photograph everyday, plain things. Yup, the things you see or use every day; no models, no glamorous set-ups, no breathtaking locations. You don’t even need to do this with a fancy DSLR camera or have a significant amount of time. The lesson you learn can be achieved in 10 minutes once a week, using a $100 camera or a smart phone. Your goal is to make something very plain look more interesting through your lens. Tips: 1.
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • iOS 8.0.2 probably not Apple's finest update

    Mel Martin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    So, how did the update to iOS 8.0.2 that was released last Friday go for you? Apple support boards are getting pretty active with people complaining about the update that was "supposed to fix 8.0.1." A lot of the issues seem to be centered around...
  • This student's fake Apple ad is just as compelling a real one

    John-Michael Bond
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apple advertisements have their own voice, a mixture of whimsy and technical flourish that makes each one compelling in its own way. Sometimes they're moving, often they're funny, but they're always visually striking. Because the visual elements...
  • Raise an army in Rise of Rome

    Jessica Buchanan
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Commanding armies, building a city, and employing strategies to complete a variety of quests are a big part of the action in Rise of Rome. On the quest to create a strong roman empire, players can upgrade their city for defense and upgrade their army...
  • Hands-on with the Tintag rechargeable item tracker

    Steven Sande
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As part of our continuing coverage of the world of connected devices and of crowdsourced projects, I see a lot of item tracking devices. These are usually little Bluetooth tags that connect to something you want to keep track of - keys, backpacks,...
  • Share videos easily with RealPlayer Cloud

    Andy J. Williams Affleck
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I'm old enough to remember when Real Video was the only game in town for streaming video. Once upon a time, everyone had some version of real on their computer. Then it went out of fashion or was overtaken by others, perhaps YouTube? I honestly do...
 
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    For lighting photographers, the first thing to consider about a tripod is this: a tripod is your most powerful light.Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

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

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

  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more
  • Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta)

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the long-awaited replacement to the 7D, which was launched in 2009. It features a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. It has a new 65-point, all cross-type autofocus system as well as an updated version of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system that provides continuous phase detect focusing during video recording. We've been using a pre-production camera for a couple of days - just long enough to prepare a quick sample gallery. Click through to take a look
  • GoPro announces Hero4 lineup

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    GoPro has announced its new lineup of Hero cameras. The Hero4 Black is a new flagship model capable of 4K video at 30 fps, and will allow for extraction of 8.3MP still images from 4K footage. The Hero4 Silver offers a touch sensitive display and records 2.7K at 30 fps, 1080 at 60 fps and 720 at 120 fps. Both models will be available October 5. Learn more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple Receives Second and Final License Needed to Start iPhone 6 Sales in China

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has given Apple the second and final regulatory license it needs to begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, reports Reuters. Apple received the first regulatory license from the Chinese government earlier this month, and it is now likely that both new handsets will launch in the country soon. A supposed internal memo addressed to Apple retail employees in China spotted yesterday stated that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would go on sale starting October 10. The iPhone 6 originally launched in the first wave of…
  • Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Enabled 'Up' App Featuring Personalized Fitness Advice

    Richard Padilla
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    Jawbone has launched its new Up app for the iPhone, which utilizes Apple's Health app and HealthKit to track and deliver advice based on a user's diet and physical activity. Not to be confused with Jawbone's other Up app, this newest app does not require the company's fitness tracker and works with over a hundred apps and devices, including MyFitnessPal, Strava Running and Cycling, IFTTT, and more. Information from meals logged throughout the day can be used to help generate nutritional advice, while data from workouts can be used to help set goals for the future. The Up app also allows users…
  • iOS 8 Safari Supports Animated PNG Images

    Arnold Kim
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    With the release of iOS 8, Safari has gained the ability to display Animated PNGs (APNGs). Originally proposed in 2004 as a replacement to animated GIF images, APNGs offers more color and transparency support over GIFs. The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is a non-standard extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification. It allows for animated PNG files that work similarly to animated GIF files, while supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency not available for GIFs. It also retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files.The APNG…
  • AT&T Doubling Data on Mobile Share Value Plans in Limited Time Promotion

    Richard Padilla
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AT&T today announced that it is launching a new limited-time promotion for its Mobile Share Value Plans, offering double the amount of data for new and existing customers with monthly data plans of 15GB or more. Under the promotion, customers with monthly shared data plans of 15GB will now be receiving 30GB of data, while those on 20GB, 30GB, 40GB, and 50GB plans will see an increase to 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB of data, respectively. In order to receive the promotion, new and existing customers must sign up by October 31. The promotional pricing applies to new and existing customers who…
  • Supposed Internal Memo Suggests October 10 Launch for iPhone 6 in China

    Richard Padilla
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Apple may be looking to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on October 10, according to an internal Apple retail employee memo shared by Techweb (Google Translate). The memo also states that "prototype" iPhone 6 units will be put on store shelves starting October 7, allowing customers to experience both models before their launch three days later. It was reported earlier this month that Apple received one out of the two regulatory licenses needed to sell the iPhone 6 in China. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is said to be performing the review, and…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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