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  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

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    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • You Need a Better Network

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    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • The wrong question to ask yourself before crowdfunding

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    A friend explained to me all the reasons for her upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The machine she wanted to buy was sorely needed, it would increase her productivity and also make her day significantly easier--it made perfect business sense. These are all great reasons to borrow money from a bank or a professional investor. They aren't good reasons to crowdfund. No, the right question is, "how will the new financial relationship I offer to my biggest supporters enhance their lives?" There's a huge amount of emotion and story we tell ourselves before we send in money to crowdfund something.
  • The shocking impact of texting on your body

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Think about your posture when you send a text message. What do you do? You hold the phone in your hand, you look down at it, and you let your head hang there for a few minutes. What do you think that does to your body? The post The shocking impact of texting on your body appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hitler painting fetches $161,000 at German auction

    Mashable
    Adario Strange
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    He's history's murderous megalomaniac who just won't go away: The ghost of Adolf Hitler is back — this time with art in tow A watercolor painting titled "Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen" ("Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich") was sold at auction in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday for 130,000 euros ($161,000) to an unnamed person from the Middle East. There were also inquiries from Asia and America. See also: Napoleon's famed 'bicorne' hat sells for $2.2 million The 100-year old painting was sold along with a signed letter from Hitler's adjutant Albert Bormann, the…
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  • The shocking impact of texting on your body

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Think about your posture when you send a text message. What do you do? You hold the phone in your hand, you look down at it, and you let your head hang there for a few minutes. What do you think that does to your body? The post The shocking impact of texting on your body appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Martin Scorsese and the art of silence [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Too often, the most intense scene in a movie is also the loudest. But have you ever realized that, in a really well made film, the most powerful moment is actually dead silent? Take a look at this journey through Martin Scorsese's silent moments and realize the beauty of quiet. The post Martin Scorsese and the art of silence [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Miracle on Montgomery Street as man survives 11-story fall

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The family of one window washer in San Francisco is not going to have the Thanksgiving they expected, but, miraculously, they'll be giving thanks that he's still alive. The post Miracle on Montgomery Street as man survives 11-story fall appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • “Wet Hot American Summer” in the style of Martin Scorsese [video]

    Josh Urich
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you've seen "Wet Hot American Summer," you know that it's a hilarious, if surreal and somewhat creepy, parody of the typical camp movie. If you haven't seen it, watch this hilarious trailer in the style of Martin Scorsese anyway, because it works so perfectly that you'd never guess what the movie actually is. The post “Wet Hot American Summer” in the style of Martin Scorsese [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • RIP to Germany’s longest word [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    It's a sad, sad day for the German language, as it officially puts its longest word to rest. The post RIP to Germany’s longest word [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Hitler painting fetches $161,000 at German auction

    Adario Strange
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    He's history's murderous megalomaniac who just won't go away: The ghost of Adolf Hitler is back — this time with art in tow A watercolor painting titled "Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen" ("Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich") was sold at auction in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday for 130,000 euros ($161,000) to an unnamed person from the Middle East. There were also inquiries from Asia and America. See also: Napoleon's famed 'bicorne' hat sells for $2.2 million The 100-year old painting was sold along with a signed letter from Hitler's adjutant Albert Bormann, the…
  • Listen to Jennifer Lawrence sing a haunting tune from 'Mockingjay'

    Neha Prakash
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Add singing to Jennifer Lawrence's extensive list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting) The Hunger Games released audio of Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" from Mockingjay - Part 1, and it's shockingly good considering the actress previously described herself as a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse See also: 20 Unique 'The Hunger Games' Items on Etsy Arranged by composer James Newton and the Lumineers, with lyrics by Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, the song is a melancholy tune, which features Lawrence singing a cappella until a haunting chorus…
  • NASA taught astronauts about zero gravity using cats

    The Retronaut
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It is a well-known phenomenon that a cat falling upside down has the ability to turn its body mid-air so that it lands on its feet. Nobody had attempted to analyze the the "falling cat" movement mathematically until 1969, when T.R. Kane and M.P. Scher of Stanford, California created a model cat and conducted a study that was funded by NASA to help astronauts orient their bodies in zero gravity. Read more...More about Space, Nasa, Photography, Features, and History
  • Buffalo braces for flooding and roof collapses due to melting snow

    Jason Abbruzzese
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Concerns that warming temperatures will melt snow in Buffalo have prompted residents to brace for potential flooding In a press conference Friday afternoon, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state was stockpiling equipment to handle "potential flooding operations," including 425 pumps and generators, 55 boats, three helicopters, 29 high-axle vehicles (which can be used to conduct rescues in 4 to 5 feet of water) and 180,000 sandbags See also: Buffalo snow peaks at 7.3 feet during week of once-in-a-generation cold Cuomo also warned that more roofs and buildings could potentially…
  • Not a fan of Uber? Here's how other ride-sharing apps measure up

    Rex Santus
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Uber has been the king of the taxi-alternative market for awhile now, but after a series of controversial reports about the company's ethics, some are deleting the app and looking elsewhere. In what was probably Uber's worst week yet, news surfaced that top executive Emil Michael wanted to dig up dirt on journalists who were critical of the company. Uber has since apologized for Michael's comments, but didn't fire him. See also: Uber is its own worst enemy Later, Uber posted a privacy policy, saying it would only access user data for "legitimate business purposes." Things got even stranger…
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    Fast Company

  • Can This Bracelet Help The Blind Better Understand Their Surroundings?

    Elizabeth Segran
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ustraap, a wearable technology startup, helps the blind more effectively sense their surroundings.While technology helps the visually impaired better access the digital world (making it easy for them to quickly dictate emails or speak instructions into smartphones, for instance), trying to get around in the real world can be somewhat more challenging. Many of the more than 6 million blind people in America rely on a trusty guide dog or a white cane to sense what is in front of them. Ustraap, a startup founded by three Mexican entrepreneurs, is hoping to improve the tools blind people can use…
  • Dyson Plans To Launch 100 New Products In The Next Four Years

    Alice Truong
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A $2.35 billion innovation investment will help spur their development.Dyson plans to invest $2.35 billion into new technologies—$1.56 billion of that into its research-and-development efforts—and launch at least 100 new products in the coming four years.Read Full Story
  • The Recommender: Claudia Rojas Sees Numbers In Color

    Robbie Jones
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    The three best things on the Internet each week, as recommended by Fast Company team members. Claudia RojasPhoto: Celine Grouard for Fast Company Name: Claudia Rojas Role at Fast Company: Director of Web Projects. "I make sure the marketing team, developers, and editors are happy with each other and the website." Twitter: @panterita Titillating Fact: Claudia is graphic, web, UX, and UI designer, but she's also classically trained as a printmaker— working mostly with etchings. Claudia also has synesthesia, meaning that she can experience simultaneous sensations from one stimulus. "I can see…
  • Uber's Emil Michael Probably Won't Be Fired, Says Report

    Chris Gayomali
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The executive lit an enormous media firestorm this week. So why is he still with the company?Uber senior vice president of business Emil Michael triggered a firestorm this week when his dinner comments about snooping on reporters with "opposition researchers" were published by BuzzFeed. Michael soon offered a mea culpa to the journalist targeted, PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continued the apology tour with a 14-part tweetstorm (see our video rendition of Kalanick's Twitter apology below).Read Full Story
  • I Attended A Conference Remotely Thanks To This Robot (And It Was A Very Strange Experience)

    Kevin Lincoln
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    With a telepresence robot, you can meet people and go to talks... kind of physically?It's just another morning for me in my Los Angeles apartment. When I get out of bed on November 18, I put on a flannel shirt, a large sweater, and sweatpants. I spread almond butter and grape jelly on a pita. I make coffee.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

    Darrell Etherington
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
     As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented the phabletization of the Nexus line before it was even a real thing. Now, I’ve had some… Read More
  • Colombia Is One Of Latin America’s Most Promising New Tech Hubs

    Conrad Egusa
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
     Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that the tropical, Andean nation was on the verge of becoming a failed state. Read More
  • Elon Musk Testing ‘X-Wing’ Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones For Landing And Take-Off

    Darrell Etherington
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
     Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program to test the function of “X-Wing” style grid fins that could help spacecraft navigate upon re-entry after delivering personnel or… Read More
  • Debunking The 7 Myths of Marketing In The Enterprise

    Mamoon Hamid
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
     Over the last few months enterprise giants Oracle and Salesforce have put on shows featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bruno Mars reminding all of us in the enterprise world that marketing matters. While most enterprise startups will never reach these levels of budget and glamour, this time of the year does serve as a reminder that enterprise marketing matters. Read More
  • Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge

    Steve Gillmor
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
     The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims in a sea of messaging apps, Facebook passport control, Google InBox immigration. Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you away. Climb in the back,with your head in the Cloud,… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • A little more than a bushel, a little bit less

    Seth Godin
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Marketing works best when the effort you put into it is a little more than you think you need and a lot more than the market expects from your project. And projects work best when the amount you need to get done is a little less than the resources you have available. Marketing rewards a taut system, a show of confidence, the ability to be where you need to be with a true story that works. Projects reward slack, the ability to keep your schedule and your quality, to watch the critical path and to make smart decisions. The common errors, then: Pick too big an arena for your marketing, and seem…
  • The tragedy of the last 10%

    Seth Godin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    In a competitive market, if you do the work to lower your price by 10%, your market share grows. If you dig in deep, analyze, reengineer and make thoughtful changes, you can lower your price another 10%. This leads to an even bigger jump in market share. The third time (or maybe the fourth, or even before then), you only achieve a 10% savings by cutting safety, or quality, or reliability. You cut corners, certainly. The last 10% costs your workers the chance to make a decent living, it costs your suppliers the opportunity to treat their people with dignity, and it costs you your reputation.
  • Inventing a tribe

    Seth Godin
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    I can't think of a single time that an individual or an organization has created a brand-new worldview, spread it and then led that tribe. There were Harley-type renegades before there was Harley Davidson. There were digital nomads before there was Apple. There were pop music fans before there were the Beatles and Rastafarians before Marley. Without a doubt, a new technology creates new experiences. But the early adopters who gravitate to it were early adopters before we got there. Our job is to find the disconnected and connect them, to find people eager to pursue a goal and give them the…
  • The wrong question to ask yourself before crowdfunding

    Seth Godin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    A friend explained to me all the reasons for her upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The machine she wanted to buy was sorely needed, it would increase her productivity and also make her day significantly easier--it made perfect business sense. These are all great reasons to borrow money from a bank or a professional investor. They aren't good reasons to crowdfund. No, the right question is, "how will the new financial relationship I offer to my biggest supporters enhance their lives?" There's a huge amount of emotion and story we tell ourselves before we send in money to crowdfund something.
  • "This will blow over"

    Seth Godin
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Your employees notice when you take action. And when you don't. When a storm hits your company, the instinct is to wait it out, to seek shelter, to work to set an agenda, not to let the outside world set it for you. And sometimes this works. But even if the storm passes, your employees remember. They remember the standard you've set and the way things are around here. Every time we give someone the employee of the month parking space for perfect compliance, or fire someone for creating a culture of disrespect, we send a message. Action or inaction are both forms of leadership and standard…
 
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    WIRED

  • How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy looks at the massive business empire of Star Wars. The post How Exactly Has Star Wars Made $37 Billion? appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On

    Graeme McMillan
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Can't keep up with everything people are talking about on the World Wide Web? Don't worry. We read the Internet so you don't have to. The post While You Were Offline: Here’s All the Internet You Need to Catch Up On appeared first on WIRED.
  • Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need

    Robert McMillan
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa Cruz, California, who spent a half-day on Wednesday hacking together a website where people could re-caption the original book, hacking it to fix all of its pastel-hued problems. The post Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s

    Klint Finley
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Dennis Ritchie is gone. And Bell Labs is no longer the force it once was. But you can still visit them on the net. In the classic video above, Ritchie is among those who pitch Bell Labs to potential recruits somewhere towards the tail end of its heyday, in the ’70s and on into the […] The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the ’70s appeared first on WIRED.
  • Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters

    Jordan Crucchiola
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There are a lot of characters in the Hunger Games franchise. They're actually fairly hard to keep track of. To help prepare you for today's release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, we'd like to offer a definitive ranking of each character and why they're important to Panem—just so you can keep them straight. The post Our Definitive Ranking of Hunger Games’ Most Important Characters appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Google Introducing ‘Mobile Friendly’ Tags in Search Results and Signal It Will Start Impacting Search Rankings

    Darren Rowse
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change in how people arrive on my blog (Digital Photography School) over last 3 years. I doubt the results will surprise anyone. The growth in mobile/tablet traffic has been remarkable. When I look at the last period in the chart in more detail and look at just this month (November) the trend continues…
  • Making The Impossible Possible: How I Created A Full Time Blogging Income With No Qualifications

    Guest Blogger
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Image via Flickr user Susy Morris This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Stacey Corrin. It was a dark day in November 2012 when I first began to blog. Rain lashed the windows of the home we’d just moved into. Removal boxes lay strewn across the floor and the cries of my newborn twins rang shrill in my ears. I felt trapped, with no escape plan. Being a new parent can do that to you. It can make you feel like the only person in the room. It can sap your energy, your personality, your identity. Yet it can also put you on a path you might never consider possible. Today I want to…
  • Where I’ll be Speaking in 2015

    Darren Rowse
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I’ve had a few people asking in the last few weeks where I’ll be speaking in 2015 – I can’t believe the end of the year is so close! I love speaking and am excited by some of the opportunities next year. I hope you’ll consider joining me both here in Australia and Internationally. World Domination Summit 2013: Photo by Joshua Seaman Next year I’ll be speaking twice internationally (so far): 1. March 25-26: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. I’m really excited to get to Social Media Marketing World this year. I’ve jealously watched it…
  • How Bloggers Can Make The Best Use Of Their 24 Hours

    Guest Blogger
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Image via Flickr user Thomas R Stegelmann This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Charles Crawford. Whether your parents believe you or not, there are ways to make a living off of being a blogger. And with as many benefits that come with blogging, who wouldn’t want to at least check out this lifestyle? After all, you get to be your own boss for the most part, so you don’t have to worry about a lot of the hindrances that come with a typical 9-5. However, being a blogger isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Instead, it’s a job where you’ll have to work hard if you expect to get…
  • Did Your Blog Have a Tipping Point? Here’s How My 2 Blogs Grew

    Darren Rowse
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Time for another reader question from a recent member webinar on ProBlogger.com. Did you experience a “tipping point” in readership at some point or was it just steady growth? This is actually a question I often ask full time bloggers who I meet because I love to hear the back story about how their blog broke through to have enough readers to make a living from. What I’ve found in asking the question is that there are many different pathways to full time blogging. This can perhaps be illustrated by sharing how my two main blogs grew in terms of readership because they could…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Change to a Better Airline Seat by Asking the Day of an Flight

    Dave Greenbaum
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Most of us don't like the middle seat on a plane. We're crammed between two people. If those seats are all that is available on the flight, you aren't always stuck. Check in with the airlines right before the flight for a possible seat change.Read more...
  • Dress in Bright Clothes to Lull The Winter Blues

    Dave Greenbaum
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As the days get shorter with less sunlight, our wardrobes often shift to darker colors. Our moods often get a bit darker. Cheer up a bit and wear bright colors instead of the typical grays and blacks.Read more...
  • Seal Your Home for the Winter Against Outdoor Critters

    Dave Greenbaum
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When it starts getting cold outside, creepy critters want to stay warm. Mice and bugs realize your house is warmer than it is outside. Now's the time to stop them at the gates before they join you for the winter.Read more...
  • Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

    Dave Greenbaum
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly.Read more...
  • Upgrade to a 240GB SSD For Just $90 Right Now

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    There's no need to wait for Black Friday if you want to buy an SSD for the holidays; I'm pretty confident that this is one of the best deals you're going to see for awhile.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • A8 Chip in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Playing 4K Video

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The dual-core A8 chip powering Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to be capable of handling 4K video playback, despite the fact that the two iPhones have native resolutions of 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively. 4K video playback on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was first discovered by the developers behind WALTR, a Mac app that's designed to make it easy to upload and convert any music or video file to an iPad or iPhone for native playback, and reported by TUAW. Image via iFixitThe discovery was made by the developers of WALTR, a great Mac app that allows users to quickly upload…
  • OS X Yosemite Users Experiencing Issues With YouTube Videos in Safari [Updated]

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The latest update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, appears to be causing some users to be unable to play YouTube videos in Safari. According to threads on the Apple Support forums and Google's Product forums, some users that attempt to play YouTube videos are seeing only black screens with audio clipping or are experiencing problems loading videos. Other users are able to play videos, but are seeing a brief error message before a video begins to play, and still other users are getting complete browser crashes when attempting to watch a video. For some users, the problems just started a few hours…
  • Microsoft Pits Cortana Against Siri in New Ad Showcasing Contextual Reminders, Traffic Alerts

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Microsoft today launched a new video advertisement that compares its Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's own digital assistant, Siri, showcasing Cortana's contextual reminders and traffic alerts, two functions that Siri does not have. In the ad, entitled "Siri vs. Cortana: Bigger," Cortana and Siri have a "conversation" where Cortana queries Siri about her new abilities in the iPhone 6 and Siri continually responds that she just "got bigger." Cortana: Hi Siri, looks like you're in a new phone. Congratulations. Siri: Yes, I got bigger. Cortana: Oh, are you more like me now? Can you give…
  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Uploading Capabilities

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Following two weeks of testing on the iCloud beta site for developers, the consumer-facing iCloud.com site has gained support for uploading images to iCloud Photo Library (via iFun.de [Google Translate]). Before the addition of the new uploading tool, the standard iCloud.com site allowed users to view all of their iCloud Photo Library images, as well as download and delete them, but it did not have a tool to allow users to upload photos captured with non-Apple devices. New toolbar with upload support on iCloud.com site at top, previous iCloud.com toolbar on bottom The new uploading feature on…
  • Square Announces Plans to Begin Accepting Apple Pay in 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed that the payment processing service will support Apple Pay in the coming months, bringing Apple Pay to small business owners. In the interview, Dorsey reiterates his opinion that he does not view Apple Pay as a competitor and wants to add the mobile payments service as an available option for Square users."We're not building a credit card. We're not building a payment device. We're building a [cash] register, and this register accepts all these forms of payments," Dorsey told CNN in an interview. While the existing Square Reader can…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade Mourning My Childhood’s Holiday Rituals

    Chris Brogan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    It’s the strangest thing: I’m sitting on a plane bound for Las Vegas where I’ll attend the premiere of a documentary that I participated in, and I am doing what I do mostly: observing people and their decisions. An older woman in the seat in front of me is on her iPad and using the in-flight wifi, a marvel of technology that allows us nearly unfettered access to the universe while at 30,000 feet! And here’s what she’s doing. She’s typed “brown fur sweater” into the search bar at NeimanMarcus.com . Continue ReadingThe post Brown Fur Sweaters and Why I Wasted Over a Decade…
  • Look Beyond the Sniper Rifle

    Chris Brogan
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Brandon Webb, CEO of Force 12 Media about many things: his writing, his web empire, his books, his view on ISIS, and a lot more. His background, such as it is, includes having run the US Navy SEAL sniper training program and training several of the world’s deadliest snipers. What ended up being interesting to me is that Brandon is often brought onto shows to comment as a US Navy SEAL, but they tend to underutilize his perspective, or ask general questions like, “Boy, it sure is hard to get through your training as a SEAL, isn’t it?”…
  • You Need a Better Network

    Chris Brogan
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    I am fortunate to know people like Carey Lohrenz, the first female F14 combat pilot, who gave me the shirt in the picture above. She wrote a great book called Fearless Leadership, by the way, a Wall Street Journal bestseller about how to be a better personal leader and then how to lead others. She’s a top shelf kind of person to know, and I intend to connect with her as often as possible over the coming years. I added her to my Whatsapp account for that reason, too. I want to be able to connect with her when I need something, or when I have something to offer her. Continue ReadingThe…
  • Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce a new project I’m doing with the legendary Grant Cardone on his Whatever it Takes Network. It’s called Freakshow and it’s a video show about entrepreneurship but often from the perspective of some extraordinary types you wouldn’t normally get a chance to sit down with and talk business. If you like my other projects, you’ll have a blast with this. Continue ReadingThe post Freakshow – A New Video Show Coming Soon appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Follow the Value

    Chris Brogan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My business is to equip owners. I know that sounds fluffy. The current way I do that is through courses and other educational experiences. But, if tomorrow, I could create some other method to deliver the same kind of value (or better), would I abandon courses? Sure. The courses aren’t the big goal. Delivering value to owners is the goal. Follow the Value I’m obsessed with delivering value. What’s cool about that obsession is that I spend a lot of my time noodling with one question: “what else do owners need to succeed?” This gives me a strong mission to follow,…
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Use Content Curation to Create a Recurring Revenue Business

    Brian Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s no secret that I’m a tireless advocate for the creation of original content to fuel business growth. My next online project, however, is based on … curation. You read that right. I’m starting a new site, and the centerpiece of my content strategy will be locating and making sense of the smartest articles, audio, and video I can find in that topical market that are created by others. Sound strange? Listen in and check out the three-part process I’m following, so you can start building your own profitable content curation strategy: In this 49-minute episode…
  • Can You Help Us Out? Take Our 2015 Online Business Survey

    Demian Farnworth
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners … It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it. In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week. And just about every other employee…
  • How We Built Our Careers Online (And What You Can Learn From It)

    Jerod Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The two biggest concerns for the average blogger are obscurity and sustainability. In other words … for the vast majority of us who set sail creating content online, we want to first develop an audience; and then, once we have an audience, we want to find a way to earn a living from our content. The first concern can feel daunting enough, because building an audience isn’t easy. The second concern can feel damn near impossible — because despite countless examples of people who have done it, sometimes we struggle to see ourselves succeeding in the same way. Which is silly. So…
  • What You Need to Know to Make a Living as a Blogger Right Now

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The average blogger only has two concerns. The first is obscurity. She is a total stranger in a vast world loaded with people — unknown, inconspicuous, and insignificant. Odd, considering there are so many people online. But it’s a simple law: We all start at the bottom. One recent study discovered that the average British blogger had only 285 subscribers, received 18 comments a day, and earned about $120 a month. That’s the reward for someone who’d been blogging for two years and eight months. Yes, those surveyed also worked full-time jobs. In an informal poll,…
  • 7 Ways to Find a Topical Market that Will Fuel Your Digital Commerce Business

    Robert Bruce
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before you get down to business online, you need to find the topic(s) and market(s) that can support that business. And, after answering your questions on digital sharecropping and content curation, that’s exactly what Brian and I get into on this week’s episode of Rainmaker FM. Listen in and check out the seven-part process for finding the topic market that can fuel your online business … In this 43-minute episode we discuss: Why you need to “be the market” you’re serving The innovative power of the traditional magazine rack How to achieve niche positioning within a big topic…
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    Macworld

  • You Should Play: Monster Strike is a delightful mashup of monster battles and pinball

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.Until the Pokémon Company actually releases the kind of Pokémon game for iOS that fans have been begging for, other developers will keep making games that try to approximate the addictive qualities of the massive monster-battling franchise on the mobile platform.Monster Strike obviously owes a great deal to the Japanese franchise: the game tasks you with…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in between

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Extra storage, ultra rugged, and everything in betweenThis week's roundup of new iPad cases comes with a collection of great options for those who want ruggedized protection—and a few classic alternatives for everyday use.EncaseThe Leather-Style Doodle (iPad Air 2; $27) makes your tablet stand out with a trendy doodle design engraved right on its cover.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ebooks. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan called the settlement “fair and reasonable.” It requires Apple to pay $400 million to consumers who bought certain books between 2010 and 2012, as well as $50 million in attorneys’ fees. Although the settlement is final, Apple only has to pay that amount if it loses its appeal of a 2013 price-fixing ruling. If the appeal is successful, Apple will pay only $50 million to…
  • A broken Watch: This Apple Watch reporting isn't even right twice a day

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right? Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because the man’s a Business Insider writer and screw that guy? Well, whatever it is, it’s not the reporting of technical details. “The Apple Watch Seems Alarmingly Complicated” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to weid1) Remember before the iPhone came out how a whole bunch of people were saying it was never going to work? No? OK, then…
  • The Week in iPhone Cases: American flags, Adidas, leather pouches, and more

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Flags, pockets, and pouchesThis week's roundup of new iPhone cases features patriotic themes and elegant leather solutions for your favorite handset.Fine Art AmericaThe Washington Crossing (all iPhone models; $40) immortalizes painter Emanuel Leutze’s Washington crossing the Delaware on a hardshell case.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
  • The State Of Animation 2014

    Rachel Nabors
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    The post-Flash era is hardly free of animation. CSS animation is quickly becoming a cornerstone of user-friendly interfaces on mobile and desktop, and JavaScript libraries already exist to handle complex interactive animations. In the wake of so much “CSS versus JavaScript animation” infighting, a new API specifically for web animation is coming out that might just unite both camps. It’s an exciting time for web animation, and also a time of grave miscommunication and misinformation. In 2014, I had the chance to travel the world to talk about using animation in user interfaces and…
  • Creating A “Save For Later” Chrome Extension With Modern Web Tools

    Daniel Sternlicht
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Creating an extension for the Chrome browser is a great way to take a small and useful idea and distribute it to millions of people through the Chrome Web Store. This article walks you through the development process of a Chrome extension with modern web tools and libraries. It all begins with an idea. Mine was formed while reading an interesting (and long) article about new front-end technologies. I was concentrating on reading the article when suddenly my wife called me to kick out a poor baby pigeon that got stuck on our balcony. When I finally got back to the article, it was too late…
  • How A Designer Can Find A Job They Will Truly Love

    Susie Pollasky
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    There comes a time in nearly everyone’s career when changing jobs is the natural next step. As a designer, you might start looking for a new job when you feel you have hit a wall with your current employer or when greater opportunities are present at other companies. After taking the necessary steps to prepare for a job search, like updating your resume and nurturing a small savings account to provide a little cushion, think about what you want in your next job. Planning for job requirements, salary and perhaps location before applying is obvious, but many people forget to set criteria for…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Heavy snow across the U.S.

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Look back at a week of frigid temperatures and heavy snow across parts of the U.S., especially Buffalo.
  • Strong earthquake in Japan

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • New problem for buried Buffalo

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Some 7 feet of snow that fell in parts of Buffalo this week will begin to melt this weekend. And now the whole area is under a flood watch.
  • Ferguson grand jury back Monday

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Ferguson is a city in waiting. No one knows when the grand jury will decide whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. But it's expected to be soon.
  • Cop held in Mexico's missing 43 case

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    A top local police official in Mexico was arrested in connection with the disappearance of 43 college students, authorities said.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Cyber Weekend with KelbyOne Cyber Weekend is just around the corner and you can be amongst the first to gain early access to limited edition prints, commemorative DVDs, and some of the deepest discounts ever during our exclusive preview event, kicking off November 21!Doors open for this massive discount frenzy to everyone on November 26th. Sign up now for 5 days of early access to our biggest and best offers yet!Photoshop In-Depth: Lighting Effects with Pete Collins The Lighting Effects filter is an incredibly powerful filter that can be used for re-lighting an existing photograph in a myriad…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Brad Moore!

    Brad Moore
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Hanging with Queeny last month in London after the Shoot Like A Pro seminarThis past weekend I was able to shoot hip-hop artist Lecrae’s sold-out concert at House of Blues in Orlando. He’s out on tour supporting his latest album, Anomaly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 when it released in September. Thankfully, I have some friends who have been working with Lecrae and his label, Reach Records, for a while now and were able to hook me up with an all-access pass to cover the show! I figured I would take this opportunity to share some of the shots with you, along…
  • Honorable Mentions from my 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    Scott Kelby
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we’ve already announced the 10 finalists and the Grand Prize Winner from this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, there are some other images that, while they didn’t wind up being a finalist or Grand Prize Winner, were still so good that I thought they needed some recognition.Any of these could have been a finalist (in fact, all of these were in the running and on my short list at one point to make the final cut — and this gives you an idea of how hard it is making the final decisions. There’s just so many wonderful images).Congratulations to all these…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Photoshop CC Book for Photographers Yes, Scott already mentioned that his new book, The Photoshop CC Book for Photographers, is hitting bookstores soon, but… Today we’re giving away a free copy of it to three lucky commenters! Just leave a comment for your chance to win, or you can go ahead and order yours right here. If you want to check it out first, you can get a free excerpt from the book right here.Cyber Weekend Yes.. It’s that time again… Time for Cyber Weekend! This year we have a number of great deals and discounts AND some very special,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

    Jim Hamel
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better and more creative photos. First you should understand how shutter speed works and how to change it. You will need to make sure it is fast enough that your pictures turn out crisp. But once you’ve mastered those things, you can start using shutter speed to your advantage. You can slow it down to create a sense of movement, or speed it up to stop the action. Grey Whale Cove: 1/4 second at f/16, ISO 100 This article will show you the basics of…
  • How to Buy Used Camera Gear

    Suzi Pratt
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Even though the prices of digital photography equipment continue to fall significantly, it can be a tough to dole out a thousand plus dollars on a brand new camera or lens. On the positive side, camera gear (especially lenses) retains its value really well. As a result, there’s almost always a surplus of used camera bodies, lenses, and accessories. Before you take the plunge and buy used gear, be sure to understand that used equipment can be a bit tricky to assess in terms of quality and price. As a photographer who shamelessly has about 50% used gear in her collection, here are some…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge Bird’s Eye View

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier I shared a collection of photos shot from above using a bird’s eye view. In the photography challenge last week you were assigned to photograph from a worm’s eye view or low down. This week you will be looking down, using the bird’s eye view to create your images. Bird’s eye view Bird’s are usually flying overhead or sitting up high on a wire looking down on us. So try something to get that kind of perspective in your image this week. Get up high and look down. That could mean: Climb to a roof or the top of a hill and look down Stand on a chair to…
  • 34 Vertigo Inducing Bird’s Eye View Photos

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I rounded up a bunch of worm’s eye view images so this week we’re going the other way and taking the high road with bird’s eye view photos. Angle of view and perspective use is a great way to make more interesting images. As you might suspect bird’s eye view photos are taken from above, look down on the subject. That could mean standing on a chair, climbing a ladder, shooting from a rooftop or even a mountain top. Enjoy these bird’s eye view photos and allow them to inspire you: Conical Lifestyle by Drew Hopper on 500px Socializing by Edwin Leung on…
  • Portrait Consultations: Two Questions That Make A Big Difference

    Meredith Clark
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    I vividly remember the first time I was asked to take photos for someone that I didn’t know. We had friends in common, and she had seen some of the photos that I had taken of friends and family, but we had never met. We talked over the phone, and arranged a time for me to come to her home and take some photos of her daughter. The big day arrived a week or so later, and I was SO nervous. I wasn’t sure what her home looked like, or what the lighting situation would be, or whether her daughter was sitting up by herself yet or not. I didn’t know how long I should stay, whether I…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Swipe N Clean: A low-cost and efficient iOS photo editor

    Mel Martin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Swipe N Clean (US$0.99) is a new full-featured photo editor for iOS that is easy to use and can be a one-stop app for many iOS photographers. The app contains 75 filters, tools for cropping, adding text and emoticons, and basic controls for...
  • Caturday... or is it Bunday?

    Steven Sande
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    What's neither a cat for Caturday or a dog for the Dog Days of Summer? If you're John-Paul and Nicole Clough of Oxford, England, it's a rabbit for "Bunday"! John-Paul says: Just sending this on the off-chance, as you seem to have been a bit short of...
  • Flipping Dice: Don't flip out

    Jessica Buchanan
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Flipping Dice(free) is a Match 3 type of game where players flip 24 dice, trying to get up to six of the same numbers in a row. Players can tap on individual dice or tap in the middle of two dice to flip the die and reveal a different number....
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Effects Studio [iOS...
  • Battle enemy robots with your own in Ironkill

    George Tinari
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Ironkill is a fighting game between warrior robots that you get to build and fight. There isn't much of a storyline but there doesn't have to be, it's all about the action. Travel across the world to fight while building up your skills, upgrading...
 
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Such a simple idea, and not so difficult to do—unless you count all of the self-inspection it will require. Iranian-born (now in Dubai) photographer Atbin Eslami's video-bio of herself first made me think, "that's really cool."And second, "Why haven't I done that?" Read more »
  • On Assignment: Ben Lurye

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
  • 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 »
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more
  • Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his panoramic shot 'Clouds over Skagsanden', taken earlier this year in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. His article covers everything from preparing to shoot at the location, to the shoot itself through to final post-processing of the resulting image. Click through to read Erez Marom's article 'Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden'
  • Google Nexus 6 DxOMark Mobile Report

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 'Lollipop' and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with a dual-LED ring flash, a 13MP sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. DxOMark Mobile put the Nexus 6 through its image quality tests and has just published the results. Read more
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II shooting experience added to first impressions review

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Canon's successor to the EOS 7D was a long time coming, but the 7D Mark II appears to have all the makings of a DSLR worth the wait. Offering a 20.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Pixel AF with 65 phase-detect points and more robust weather-resistance, the 7D II is a formidable follow-up indeed. Our full review is well underway and we've just updated our first impressions with a detailed shooting experience. Read more
  • Lighting equipment manufacturer Metz files for insolvency

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the company's financial situation. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Top 10 Rumors on Why Matt Left KelbyOne

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left 10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser. 9. The Magic 8-ball told me to. 8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak 7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines 6. The Photoshop TV “Steam” episode was removed from the archives and deleted forever…
  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Original iPad Air, iOS Apps, and More

    Juli Clover
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As we head into Thanksgiving and its accompanying Black Friday shopping holiday, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts on products in an attempt to lure shoppers ahead of the Black Friday event. Walmart and Best Buy, for example, are offering pre-Black Friday deals, and several retailers are also offering some decent discounts on Macs and older iPads. iPhone Walmart is selling the 16GB iPhone 6 for $179 with a two-year contract, which is $20 off Apple's standard price, but it will also include a $75 Walmart gift card. A similar $75 gift card deal is available…
  • Magpul Updates Its Popular 'Field Case' for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Jordan Golson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Magpul has released updated versions of its popular Field Case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The Field Case is a minimalist shell case made from flexible thermoplastic, similar to the company's popular PMAG rifle magazines. The Magpul Field Case for the iPhone 6 is a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Made from a flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG®-style ribs for added grip, snap-on design for easy installation and removal, and slides easily in and out of pockets without snagging.Made in the USA, the Field Case is available in black and olive…
  • Hands-On With Olloclip's New 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Back in October, Olloclip announced a new 4-in-1 Photo Lens designed to fit the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. While it was available for pre-order at the time, the new lens has now begun shipping out to customers and will arrive in stores shortly, ahead of the Black Friday shopping holiday. Like its previous products, Olloclip's 4-in-1 Photo Lens adds four lens attachments to the iPhone's camera, offering two lenses that extend the field of view -- wide angle and fisheye -- and two that capture up-close macro shots. The new Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens is the company's most unique product offering…
  • Things for iOS Now Free as Apple's Featured 'Free App of the Week'

    Kelly Hodgkins
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Cultured Code's popular task management app, Things, is now free for a limited time. The productivity app is being discounted as part of Apple's week-long "Free App of the Week" promotion and is the first time the app has ever been offered for free. The sale extends to both the iPhone and iPad version of the app, offering a combined savings of $30 on the two iOS apps. Things for iOS normally is priced at $9.99 for the iPhone version and $19.99 for the iPad version. To celebrate this promotion, Cultured Code also is lowering its price on Things for the Mac ($34.99), taking 30…
  • Apple Continues to Boost Maps Efforts with New Business Data Providers

    Husain Sumra
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Apple has continued its efforts to improve its Maps app with the addition of ten new data providers, according to a new report from Apple Maps Marketing (via 9to5Mac). The new providers specialize in providing Apple with business listings. Apple Maps Marketing came upon the information when inquiring about Apple Maps Connect and its Business Portal, which allows businesses with over 1,000 locations to add their listings to Apple Maps. Apple responded to the inquiry by pointing the site to a group of data providers that supplied Apple with information on businesses with less than 1,000…
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