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  • Determining the most timeless tunes in music history [interactive}

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    One-hit wonders may get grief for not producing more hits, but that doesn't mean they won't live on in future generations while the biggest stars fade from memory. The post Determining the most timeless tunes in music history [interactive} appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Sorry, dad, there's not going to be a 'Coach' revival after all

    Mashable
    Sandra Gonzalez
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    NBC has taken its Coach revival off its roster. Mashable has confirmed that NBC has nixed plans for the series, in which Craig T. Nelson was set to reprise his iconic role with the original show's writer/executive producer Barry Kemp See also: TV show revivals that worked (and the ones that didn't) NBC had no comment The revival had earned itself a season order back in March Nelson and original executive producer Barry Kemp were on board for the multi-cam, which was going to be set 18 years after the last episode Per the premise, Nelson's Coach Hayden Fox was going to come out of retirement…
  • Netflix: Why Watch "Hunger Games" When You Can Watch Our Original Movies?

    Fast Company
    Neal Ungerleider
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The company sees itself as a rival to Hollywood studios—which explains why it declined to renew its contract with a movie distributor.On Sunday morning, Netflix's film aficionados got some disappointing news: Some of the most popular movies on Netflix will be taken down at the close of September because the streaming service declined to renew its contract with a movie distributor. Epix, the cable network that gave Netflix access to Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and many other titles, has instead inked a non-exclusive deal with Hulu. The decision appears to be…
  • CatchThatBus Lands $1.5M For Mobile Bus Ticketing In Southeast Asia

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
     CatchThatBus, the startup behind a mobile app that covers bus booking and information in Malaysia and Singapore, has closed a $1.5 million bridge round ahead of a planned Series A raise and expansion across Southeast Asia. Read More
  • Day traders rarely make history

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

  • Determining the most timeless tunes in music history [interactive}

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    One-hit wonders may get grief for not producing more hits, but that doesn't mean they won't live on in future generations while the biggest stars fade from memory. The post Determining the most timeless tunes in music history [interactive} appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Fisherman catches 250lb catfish [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    It's hard to believe that catfish even get this big! Take a gander at this eight and a half foot, 250 pound catfish. This thing could feed a family of four for six months. The post Fisherman catches 250lb catfish [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Employee caught practicing Michael Jackson dance moves on CCTV [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    There are a lot of downsides to living in a Big Brother state. One of the rarely considered downsides is that fact that no one can dance without looking over their shoulder for a security camera first. The post Employee caught practicing Michael Jackson dance moves on CCTV [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Star Wars Jedi & Sith lightsabers [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
    All lightsabers are not created equal, as any diehard Star Wars fan will tell you, and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens brings a new style to the collection, dubbed "The Cross-Guard Lightsaber." The post Star Wars Jedi & Sith lightsabers [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Why you don’t steal a hacker’s computer [video]

    Josh Urich
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Don't feel bad for the person using this hacker's computer. You may say that he didn't personally steal this hacker's computer, but he sure as heck knew he was using a stolen computer. Whether he deserves all that he got, though, is up to you to decide. The post Why you don’t steal a hacker’s computer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Sorry, dad, there's not going to be a 'Coach' revival after all

    Sandra Gonzalez
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    NBC has taken its Coach revival off its roster. Mashable has confirmed that NBC has nixed plans for the series, in which Craig T. Nelson was set to reprise his iconic role with the original show's writer/executive producer Barry Kemp See also: TV show revivals that worked (and the ones that didn't) NBC had no comment The revival had earned itself a season order back in March Nelson and original executive producer Barry Kemp were on board for the multi-cam, which was going to be set 18 years after the last episode Per the premise, Nelson's Coach Hayden Fox was going to come out of retirement…
  • In Alaska, Obama warns leaders: 'We're not acting fast enough' on global warming

    Andrew Freedman
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:10 pm
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Obama used a speech to a State Department-sponsored Arctic climate change conference in Alaska on Monday to deliver one of his most urgent and dire warnings to date on the need to address manmade global warming The speech, which comes at the beginning of a historic three-day visit to the Alaskan Arctic, was clearly aimed at trying to build momentum toward pivotal global climate talks in Paris in early December. A new climate treaty covering the post-2020 period is supposed to be negotiated at that meeting, and it is viewed as the last feasible chance to…
  • Hillary Clinton likes 'Parks and Rec' as much as we do

    Juana Summers
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Hillary Clinton is apparently a Parks and Recreation fan The former secretary of state kicked off 2010 with a simple request for aide Monica Hanley: "Can you give me times for two TV shows? Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife." Image: State DepartmentFor what it’s worth, she also asked Hanley to buy skim milk for her tea and to remind her to bring more tea cups into the office from home. See also: Hillary Clinton's attack on Wall Street doesn't include her advisers, presumably The email was a minuscule part of the roughly 7,000 pages of correspondence posted on the State…
  • Liam Hemsworth joins Instagram, immediately flirts with Miss Piggy

    Ariel Bogle
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Liam Hemsworth has joined Instagram, but Kermit might not be thrilled about it The Hunger Games star's first post was a flirtatious photo with Muppets' paramour Miss Piggy. He's not going to apologise for it either, writing in the caption: "Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world" and "Kermit, #SorryNotSorry." See also: High school wants Tom Hanks to attend their homecoming Of course, Miss Piggy and Kermit announced they had split earlier this year, so perhaps it's all water under the bridge at this point. Hemsworth is set to make an appearance on The Muppets TV show starting…
  • New Zealand releases shortlist for its new flag and no one's happy

    Ariel Bogle
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    New Zealand wants a new flag, and it's going to let the people decide. After receiving 10,292 flag design submissions from the interested public, many of which amused and horrified the world, the 12-person flag panel has whittled the country's options down to four See also: Jarryd Hayne is one step closer to playing in the NFL for the 49ers The final contenders contain various symbols important to New Zealand such as the fern frond, the Southern Cross constellation and the koru, a design that represents new life, growth and strength in Māori visual language. New Zealanders will be able…
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    Fast Company

  • Netflix: Why Watch "Hunger Games" When You Can Watch Our Original Movies?

    Neal Ungerleider
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The company sees itself as a rival to Hollywood studios—which explains why it declined to renew its contract with a movie distributor.On Sunday morning, Netflix's film aficionados got some disappointing news: Some of the most popular movies on Netflix will be taken down at the close of September because the streaming service declined to renew its contract with a movie distributor. Epix, the cable network that gave Netflix access to Transformers: Age of Extinction, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and many other titles, has instead inked a non-exclusive deal with Hulu. The decision appears to be…
  • Why Kim Kardashian's Instagram Post Was In Violation Of FDA Rules

    Neal Ungerleider
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:05 pm
    There's a reason drug companies usually steer clear of social media.Kim Kardashian may be a marketing genius who has built one of the world's most successful celebrity brands—but when the FDA came knocking at her door, she knew to listen.Read Full Story
  • Google Teams Up With Sanofi To Develop Diabetes Tech

    Neal Ungerleider
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
    French biotech giant Sanofi is teaming up with Google Life Sciences to develop new products for diabetics monitoring and treatment.Google is making another move into the profitable sphere of diabetes management: Its Life Sciences arm—which will soon fall under Google's new parent company, Alphabet—is announcing a partnership with Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company, to build new treatment products for diabetes. The two firms will collaborate on product development and new methods for monitoring the condition.Read Full Story
  • ISIS Destroys One Of Syria's Most Important Ancient Landmarks

    Meg Miller
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Palmyra's 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel has been bombed.The Islamic State has reportedly destroyed another architectural landmark in Syria's ancient Palmyra city, according to the Associated Press. The Temple of Bel, which fell in an apparent bombing on Sunday, has been one of the most significant religious buildings in the ancient city of Palmyra for nearly 2,000 years.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: Sunglasses & Advil

    Rusty Foster
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    Last month was mad real.Last month was mad real. http://t.co/5QzdmRJzuf pic.twitter.com/urLoVyqzxfRead Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • CatchThatBus Lands $1.5M For Mobile Bus Ticketing In Southeast Asia

    Jon Russell
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
     CatchThatBus, the startup behind a mobile app that covers bus booking and information in Malaysia and Singapore, has closed a $1.5 million bridge round ahead of a planned Series A raise and expansion across Southeast Asia. Read More
  • IDG Ventures Closes on $120 Million for Its Third Fund

    Connie Loizos
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
     IDG Ventures, an early-stage venture firm that was among the first VC outfits to plant its flag in San Francisco instead of Silicon Valley, has raised $120 million for its third and newest fund, according to cofounders Phil Sanderson and Alex Rosen. The two longtime VCs came together with a third partner, Pat Kenealy, in 2008; their previous fund closed with $100 million. IDG Ventures is… Read More
  • Messaging Firm Line Introduces A Launcher App For Android Devices

    Jon Russell
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:26 pm
     Line, the Japanese messaging company, has continued with its policy of launching new apps and services after it released an Android launcher app. Read More
  • Federal Agent Pleads Guilty To Obstruction And Money Laundering In Silk Road Case

    John Biggs
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:34 pm
     U.S. Secret Service special agent Shaun W. Bridges of Laurel, Maryland, pleaded guilty today before the U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California to obstruction and money laundering that occurred during the Silk Road case. He will be sentenced on December 7, 2015. “Mr. Bridges has now admitted that he brazenly stole $820,000 worth of digital currency… Read More
  • Watch This Guy Fly In A 54-Propeller Super Drone

    Drew Olanoff
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
     Flying drones are all the rage right now. The latest DJI Phantom is smoking hot. But sitting in your very own one and flying it? That’s uncharted territory…until now. Check out this dude in the UK hovering above the earth in a contraption with “54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking stabilization.” It’s hard to tell just… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Day traders rarely make history

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

    Seth Godin
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    The only emotion that spreads more reliably is panic. Contempt is caused by fear and by shame and it looks like disgust. It's very hard to recover once you receive contempt from someone else, and often, our response is to dump it on someone else. If you want to be respected by your customers/peers/partners/competitors/constituents, the best way is to begin by respecting them and the opportunity they are giving you. And the best way to avoid contempt is to look for your fear.        
  • The average

    Seth Godin
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    Everything you do is either going to raise your average or lower it. The next hire. The quality of the chickpeas you serve. The service experience on register 4. Each interaction is a choice. A choice to raise your average or lower it. Progress is almost always a series of choices, an inexorable move toward mediocrity, or its opposite.        
  • Scientific Management 2.0

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:36 am
    130 years ago, Frederick Taylor changed the world forever. Scientific Management is the now-obvious idea that factories would measure precisely what their workers were doing. Use a stopwatch. Watch every movement. Adjust the movements until productivity goes up. Re-organize the assembly line for more efficiency. Pay people by the piece. Cull the workforce and get rid of the people who can't keep up. Make the assembly line go faster. Once Scientific Management goes beyond system setup and starts to focus on the individual, it amplifies the gulf between management and labor. No one wants to do…
  • The strawberry conundrum

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Every grocer has to decide: when packing a quart of strawberries, should your people put the best ones on top? If you do, you'll sell more and disappoint people when they get to the moldy ones on the bottom. Or, perhaps you could put the moldy ones on top, and pleasantly surprise the few that buy. Or, you could rationalize that everyone expects a little hype, and they'll get over it. A local grocer turned the problem upside down: He got rid of the boxes and just put out a pile of strawberries. People picked their own. He charged more, sold more and made everyone happier. Hype might not be…
 
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    WIRED

  • Chevy’s New Volt Is Way Better, But Maybe Not Good Enough

    Alex Davies
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The 2016 Volt is a far better car than its predecessor, but it’s tough to say if the upgrades will be enough to set it apart. The post Chevy’s New Volt Is Way Better, But Maybe Not Good Enough appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Fantasy Epic On MTV Trailer: The Shannara Chronicles

    Jordan Crucchiola
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:31 pm
    MTV's new show demonstrates just how far the network is willing to go into full-on Westeros territory. (Answer: very far.) The post The Fantasy Epic On MTV Trailer: The Shannara Chronicles appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Latest YA Dystopia Trailer: The 5th Wave

    Jordan Crucchiola
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Chloë Grace Moretz is ready to ride the young adult wave. The post The Latest YA Dystopia Trailer: The 5th Wave appeared first on WIRED.
  • Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target

    Klint Finley
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Google teams up with a pharmaceutical giant and shows it's getting serious about biomedical research. The post Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Fully Immersive Mind of Oliver Sacks

    Steve Silberman
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    He transformed modern medicine's understanding of the brain. And he rethought neurology---and his memory---from the inside out. The post The Fully Immersive Mind of Oliver Sacks appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Simple Back to School Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s back to school time, and as most students know, that means it’s time to get your bag as light as possible. Pharmacy student and Everyday Carry reader Eric Shen shares his bag. Read more...
  • Patch a Torn or Damaged Underwire Bra with Moleskin

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When the fabric gives and an underwire pokes out from your bra, it can be painfully distracting, to say the least. For a quick fix, apply moleskin (available in first aid kits or a pharmacy) to put the wire back in place, stop the stabbing, and save your bra.Read more...
  • No one likes getting turned down.

    Whitson Gordon
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    No one likes getting turned down. Today at Lifehacker: After Hours, it’s time to stop sabotaging yourself and make your partner feel special.Read more...
  • Cut Back on Your Before-Bed Smartphone Addiction With This Exercise

    Patrick Allan
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you want to wean yourself off of the need to look at your phone before bed, some deliberate practice ignoring notifications during the day might help.Read more...
  • Make It Easier to Get Rid of Your Clutter by Saying "Thank You"

    Patrick Allan
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It can be difficult to part ways with your items, even if you don’t need them, but sometimes you need to find a way to let them go. It might sound a little strange, but thanking your items before you say goodbye might help you move on.Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple Reportedly Exploring Producing Original TV Shows

    Husain Sumra
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Apple has been having early discussions with Hollywood executives about producing original video programming in a bid to potentially compete against companies like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, according to a new report from Variety. Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. colossus has held preliminary conversations in recent weeks with executives in Hollywood to suss out their interest in spearheading efforts to produce entertainment content. The unit putting out the feelers reports into Eddy Cue, who is Apple’s point man on all content-related matters, from its negotiations with programmers…
  • Samsung Announces Round 'Gear S2' Smart Watch

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Samsung today unveiled its newest smart watch, the Samsung Gear S2, which is the company's first watch that includes a round display instead of one that's square or rectangular. Positioned as Samsung's seventh smart watch release, the Gear S2 comes in three varieties: Classic, standard, and 3G. The Classic version includes a black case with a black leather band, while the standard version includes a dark gray case with a matching rubber band or a silver case with a white rubber band. According to Samsung, the Classic model is for users "who prefer a more timeless watch design," while the…
  • Apple TV Gains Updated NFL Channel With Game Pass Integration

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    The Apple TV's existing NFL Now channel was today revamped, changing the name to "NFL" and adding support for Game Pass subscriptions. Through the updated channel, NFL fans who have a Game Pass subscription can watch on-demand NFL games and live out-of-market preseason games on the Apple TV for the first time. In late July, the NFL did away with its existing NFL Game Rewind program, which previously gave customers in the United States access to on-demand NFL games after they aired on broadcast television. Game Rewind was replaced with Game Pass, with access being added to the Apple TV and the…
  • University of Oklahoma Becomes First School to Accept Apple Pay Across Campus

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    As of this week, the University of Oklahoma will begin accepting Apple Pay across its entire campus, becoming the first university to widely embrace Apple Pay. Students attending the University of Oklahoma can use Apple Pay at any of the campus's 400 point-of-service locations, including bookstores, restaurants, and more.Starting this week, Sooners are now able to pay for items at any one of OU's 400 point-of-service locations -- everywhere from Couch Restaurants to the One University Store and the OU Bookstore. That's right: Buying textbooks, technology and food on campus has never been…
  • Apple and Cisco Team Up for iOS Enterprise 'Fast Lane'

    Juli Clover
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:18 am
    Apple today sent out a press release announcing a new partnership with Cisco, which will see the two companies teaming up to create a "fast lane" for iOS business users through the optimization of Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps. The partnership will allow iOS devices to work more efficiently in workplaces that use Cisco technology. iOS is the world's best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and…
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • Fast Project Recipe – Launch a Content Marketing Platform

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

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    As the co-founder of PodCamp, it was interesting to participate at the most recent PodCamp Pittsburgh (this is their tenth running of the event). I was nearly surprised that nine years later, we’re still talking about which microphone to use and how to monetize a podcast. But that’s technically WHY we still run PodCamps. Because people still have that question. It made me think, though. The Next Event I Might Run I spoke with Carla Swank from Nashville a few times. She’s part of the team running Craft Content, which is their own project but that follows the…
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    Copyblogger

  • The Real Value of Creating Value

    Rainmaker.FM
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the co-founder and CEO of GroundMetrics, a unique technology startup in oil and gas exploration. He began his career in business management and was a strategic marketing consultant. He then co-founded and ran CarCode Corporation, which was acquired by a major toll road management company in 2009. In 2012, he won the Gold Award at the World’s Best Technology Competition, and the San Diego Venture Group’s Business Plan and Quick Pitch Competition awarded him second place. Now, let’s hack … George Eiskamp. In this 28-minute…
  • How to Use a Comma

    Rainmaker.FM
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    On this episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman continues her Editorial Standards series with a lesson about correct comma usage. Commas are often underused or overused. Do you know how to implement the right balance in your writing? When punctuation marks are used correctly, readers take them for granted — they are merely symbols that seamlessly guide readers through your text. And there are consequences when punctuation marks are used incorrectly. In this 14-minute episode, Editor-in-Chief host Stefanie Flaxman discusses: The art of punctuation Why correct comma usage…
  • How to Grab Great Ideas (Without Using Your Hands)

    Rainmaker.FM
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s funny, how we forget things. Sublime reflections and exalted ideas. Like they were never even there. But if they were so sublime and exalted, why did they not remain with us? And it’s funny how we fear losing these ideas. The lengths we will go to preserve them. The legends are legion. Keeping waterproof slates in your shower. Talking into your phone’s voice memo app while you pump gas on a dusty August day. Scribbling in your tiny notepad in the dark of night so you don’t wake your spouse. In the morning light, however, the handwriting is illegible. You might as well have been…
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Keep Building Authority Once Your Content Has Matured

    Demian Farnworth
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’ve launched. You now have loads of content on your blog. You’re happy with the growth and the traction you’ve gained. Your audience is growing — not as fast as you’d like, but you’re meeting goals. Things are looking up because you’ve created authority with what seems to be a solid and loyal audience. But the rush of new content ideas is slowing, and enthusiasm (both yours and your audience’s) is cooling. You’re worried about sustaining the momentum while deepening your authority and influence with your audience. And there’s a really…
  • 3 Resources to Help You Create Remarkable Visual Content

    Stefanie Flaxman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    As someone who made an intentional decision to have a career working with words, talking to you about the importance of visual content makes me feel a little weird. But I have to tell you, when I’ve been scrolling through my Twitter timeline lately, it’s the updates with intriguing visuals that catch my eye. They’re the ones I read, and the links I click. In the current digital marketing landscape, the strategic use of visual content — whether it accompanies text or stands alone — is a smart move as you strive to produce the best experience for your audience. This week’s…
 
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  • Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Enterprises will be able to give their most important iOS apps priority and route voice calls over their own networks through the partnership that Cisco Systems and Apple announced on Monday. The deal reflects a recognition that mobile devices and apps are replacing traditional IT in many enterprises. About 30 percent of voice calls in business today are mobile, Cisco says. The companies want to combine mobile and traditional enterprise technologies to help people work better. But they're not saying when that vision's going to hit the streets. Cisco and Apple can integrate mobile devices and…
  • How to hide purchased books from iBooks

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Tony Leneis would like to keep some of the books he’s purchased from Apple from appearing in iBooks. I have Apple’s manuals for iPhones, iPads, and iPods for iOS 6, 7, and 8. At this point I only want the iOS 8 manuals, but while I can delete the book files from my devices, they still are listed on my bookshelf as downloadable from the cloud. What makes this particular maddening is the titles for many of the aforementioned books are too long to view in iBooks, so the only way to find the iOS 8 version for iPhone is to download and open each iPhone manual until I find the right one. The…
  • Apple releases OS X El Capitan Public Beta 6

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Got a new item for your Monday morning to-do list: Upgrade your public beta installation of OS X El Capitan. Apple has just released Public Beta 6, though the release notes don't say anything about what is included in the update. For folks already running the El Cap beta, you can update the OS through the App Store. You must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program to install the beta. If you sign up, know that you're using beta software and you may encounter bugs and problems with your apps and hardware. You should provide feedback while using the beta.To read this article in full or to…
  • Google makes Android Wear for iOS official, giving Apple Watch a bit more competition

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Google finally announced iOS support for Android Wear on Monday, making good on a string of rumors that have persisted since the last major Wear update and reached a crescendo last week when Huawei outed iOS support on an accidental Amazon listing. iPhone owners won’t get the full Wear experience that Android users get (see details below), but their smartwatch hardware options are about to explode.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Amazon is continuing to beef up the capabilities of its Echo connected speaker, this time with an update that adds support for multiple accounts. As ZDNet notes, families can now say “Alexa, switch accounts” to cycle between the two adult account holders. This allows mom and dad to access their individual collections of Amazon music and audiobooks. Saying “Alexa, which account is this” will tell you which account is currently active. Shopping and to-do lists remain communal, so it doesn’t matter which account is active for those functions.To read this article in full or to leave a…
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    ReadWrite

  • Samsung Gear 2 Takes Circular Path—Back To Tizen

    Adriana Lee
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    When it comes to gadgets, round shapes are the new black, especially for smartwatches. If there’s any doubt, just check out Samsung’s latest update to its smartwatch lineup, announced Monday.See also: Maybe Samsung Is Starting To Think Wearables Through More CarefullyTaking a cue from the Moto 360 and other wearable gizmos—the LG G Watch R and Watch Urbane, and the Huawei Watch, to name a few—Samsung cut the corners off of its smartwatch’s previously boxy shape with the new Gear 2. But unlike those Android watches, it’s what’s on the inside that separates this device. And…
  • How To Keep Employees Excited About Working At Your Startup

    Scott Gerber
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.In the beginning stages of your business, you can't always offer competitive salaries. So as you're trying to get off the ground, you have to find other ways to structure your business so that early-stage employees have a different reason to be excited about their jobs.To find out how successful entrepreneurs were incentivizing, I asked a group of founders from YEC what they build into their company's DNA that would attract, and keep, top talent.1. Build in Learning Opportunities Many early-stage companies can't pay…
  • Can iOS Support Help Android Wear Take Off?

    David Nield
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    The wearables market might be on the rise, but Android Wear doesn't seem to be driving the growth. Estimates suggest a mere 720,000 Google-powered watches were sold in 2014, whereas the Apple Watch has reportedly shifted 3.6 million units in the past three months.So where next for Android Wear? Today we got the answer: iOS."Now, Android Wear watches work with iPhones," writes Google's David Singleton on the official Google blog. "Android Wear for iOS is rolling out today. Just pair your iPhone (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) with an Android Wear watch to bring…
  • Weapons In The Fight Against Spam

    Nathaniel Borenstein
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest author Nathaniel Borenstein is Mimecast’s chief scientist and the inventor of the MIME email protocol.Spam represents profound things about the limits of productivity, communication and wisdom. As electronic junk mail, it's the electronic static that limits collective thought.Spam is not a simple problem, and it is not likely to ever go away. Unfortunately, spammers have only begun to explore the range of options and techniques open to them, and this digital detritus is inevitable in any open system of communication. See also: How To Protect Yourself From InstaspamAlthough spam…
  • The Wait For HTC's Vive VR Headset Just Got Longer

    Adriana Lee
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR system so quickly?The answer: It’s not. While a few devices will make their way to the public, the broader launch apparently will get pushed back to 2016. In a statement given to Engadget Thursday, HTC said, "We'll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” See also: 6 Ways The HTC Vive…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: September 2015

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

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

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

    Christian Holst
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
      The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive design quite as aggressively as in other industries, it’s becoming increasingly popular. So far, most of the responsive design thinking has revolved around covering the range of experiences from mobile to desktop. Yet little attention has been paid to the opportunities for expanding that range beyond the standard desktop screen, to create an experience optimized for modern large-scale displays.The post Responsive Upscaling:…
  • Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

    Anna Yeaman
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
      Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying responsive typography on the web, trying to break down the websites I liked in order to understand what made the typography work so well, then attempting to apply those findings to email design. After seeing Constantin’s work, I also wanted to explore how other email designers were handling responsive typography. So, I amassed 50 emails across various industries that I think do a good job with…
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Desert Fashion Shoot (with behind the scenes pics and video)

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

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
  • It’s “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s official – I’m making every Friday here on my blog, “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks Friday” where I’ll share a simple, hopefully helpful, and certainly fun Photoshop special effect — the type of effects you see in ads, on the Web, in banners, etc. This one I’m showing you today I especially like because I’m showing how I created a perspective text effect for the Facebook promos I did for my last seminar tour (my “Shoot like a Pro Tour”), but I’m using the date of the next stop in my “all new” tour (my…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    The Lightroom CC Power Tour with RC Concepcion It’s time to harness the power of the new Lightroom CC with RC Concepcion’s newest tour. You’ll walk through everything you need to get up to speed in Lightroom CC – from start to finish. If you are a new user, you will leave finally understanding how to best use Lightroom CC like a pro. If you are already using Lightroom – RC will give you some key strategies to get you organized, prepare you for larger collections, and help you work your images as fast as possible. You’ll also master the latest features found in the newest release…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Frank Doorhof!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 am
    Take control One of the things I encounter a lot during talks with attendees to my workshops or seminars is that a lot of photographers struggle with their light. Now I don’t want to generalize, but I think for a lot of shooters out there this is a reoccurring problem. One could almost say, “Most photographers are controlled by their lighting, while a photographer should be in control of their lighting.” In photography light is our language, so it’s of vital importance to learn to speak that language. I hear you thinking, “But I don’t have expensive gear to fight the sun, or to…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Build Relationships in Photography

    Adam Welch
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What’s the most important thing to maintain in any business? Confidence, market knowledge, technology? Sure, keep any one of those at the top of your list. But there’s also something else. Perhaps the most sought after and powerful asset you can ever hope to have when it comes to making yourself successful is – strong relationships. By JD Hancock That’s right, good relationships with those who you are seeking to do business with is the most most crucial aspect of any type of business venture. This is especially true when you become a photographer. No matter what kind:…
  • Tips for Depth of Field Control in Macro Photography

    Ivo Guimaraes
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Depth of field is the amount of distance between the nearest and farthest objects that appear in acceptably sharp focus in a photograph, it varies depending on camera type, aperture and focusing distance. If you are into photography you probably already know this and how critical it is when you photograph in macro distances. This image was done with a 100mm macro lens with a life-size converter attached, at a distance of 4 inches to the object to achieve this type of magnification. The Depth of Field you see here is impossible to achieve, as there is no way to have the whole ring in focus…
  • 2 Clumsy Mistakes To Avoid When Meeting With Potential Customers

    Mark Thackeray
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    You recently received an inquiry from someone who really likes your work, is interested in hiring you for a shoot, and wants to meet in person (or on the phone) to discuss more details. Naturally, you’re pretty excited. The thought of booking an event is something that thrills all of us. Then, as soon as the meeting starts, the two cardinal sins of salesmanship rear their ugly heads. What are they? Talking too much and not listening enough. Sure enough, once the prospect asks you a question, it’s as if you’ve suddenly been put in front of a classroom with the responsibility…
  • How to Compose Brilliant Black and White Photos

    Andrew S. Gibson
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Brilliant black and white photos are created in two steps. The second of these is post-processing, and is very important. But before you get to that stage, you have to learn how to see and compose photos in black and white. This is just as important as processing – it doesn’t matter how creative or clever you are in Lightroom or Photoshop, if the image is badly composed, or the subject just isn’t suitable for black and white, then you are going to struggle to make a half-way decent monochrome conversion, let alone a great one. I thought it would be interesting for you to look at some of…
  • Writer’s Favourite Lens – Nikon 24-70 mm F2.8

    Leanne Cole
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve had the Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens for about three years now, and it is by far my most used lens, and really my go-to when I am heading out to take photos. It is mid-range when it comes to focal length, but for shooting most landscapes and architecture, it is nearly always enough. It is not a cheap lens ($1749 USD without VR, $2396 with VR), but it was a special treat, one I have to thank subsidies for. One year after getting a special payout I was able to afford this lens, just. Nikon-24-70mm lens When I got the lens I was shooting cycling, both on the road and the track, and I was…
 
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    Engadget Full RSS Feed

  • State Dept. releases more Hillary Clinton emails, around 150 classified

    Richard Lawler
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    As the saga over Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as Secretary of State continues, the State Department tonight released the largest bundle of recovered messages yet. Amounting to some 7,000 pages, officials told Reuters they include some 150...
  • Google's custom self-driving car comes to Austin

    Jon Fingas
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Google's cute, koala-faced self-driving car is no longer limited to roaming around Californian streets. The company is bringing "a few" of the prototype autonomous vehicles to Austin, Texas within the next few weeks. They'll stick to the same north...
  • Old Atari games had graphics glitches because of CPU bottlenecks

    Timothy J. Seppala
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Now that we know how the graphics worked on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64, The iBookGuy wants to tell us all about how the Apple II and Atari 2600 got their groove on. In the latest video he says that the Apple II actually used...
  • There goes the neighborhood: 'Black Ops 3' brings back Nuk3town

    Andrew Tarantola
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Activision announced on Monday that Nuk3town, the single most popular map in the Call of Duty franchise's entire history, will be available on CoD: Black Ops 3. Anybody that pre-orders BO3 for the PS4, XBone or PC will receive a download code that...
  • Sale of buried Atari cartridges nets over $107,000

    Nathan Ingraham
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:20 pm
    The never-ending saga of the Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges that were famously buried (and later unearthed) in Alamogordo, New Mexico continues to benefit the small town. Last November, a selection of games (including E.T., Asteroids and Missile Comman...
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    Strobist

  • 11 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm

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

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

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

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

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

  • Holga Digital camera project launched on Kickstarter

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    The Holga camera - a 120 film camera from the 1980s which has recently seen a resurgence among low-fi photo fans - is going digital, thanks to a project seeking funding on Kickstarter. The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners and vivid colors. Read more
  • A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Leica Q certainly wowed us when we spent a little time with a pre-production unit back in June. Its 24MP full-frame CMOS sensor, 28mm F1.7 stabilized lens and 3.68M dot equivalent viewfinder cut an impressive figure, something modern and classic all at once. Now we've been out shooting with a full production camera and have been quite impressed with our results - take a peek. Read more
  • Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    You may remember DPR reader Tony Eckersley by his impressive photo of the Las Vegas skyline featured recently. From the Pacific coast to the American Southwest, Tony spends his weekends in National Parks photographing desert vistas and rocky coastlines. Find out more about him and take a look at some of his work. Read more
  • Week in Review: Two by two

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Around here it was a week of 'twos' - Olympus debuted the second generation of its OM-D E-M10 camera, Canon introduced version two of its popular 35mm F1.4L lens, and we published our thoughts on shooting with Sony's RX10 II. We'll sum it all up for you just in case you missed any of the action this week. Read more
  • Fujifilm firmware updates add Windows 10 support to 7 cameras

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    Fujifilm has released firmware updates for seven of its X-series cameras, providing them with support for Microsoft's Windows 10. Read more
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

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

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

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I was looking online this week and saw an old sheet of color slides in those plastic sleeves where we used to store them in folders, and it made me start thinking about how cool it would be to have something like that in Lightroom where you could just click a button or two and it be there, so I set out to figure out how, and it’s easier than you’d think. It takes a little Photoshop up front (simple stuff), but once you’re done, you don’t have to go back to Photoshop at all again for this effect — it will live inside of Lightroom from here on out, just one click…
  • You’re Invited To Be a Part of My 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – everybody that comes to this blog is a photographer, so I wanted to be sure to personally invite you to my 8th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ which is coming Saturday, Oct 3rd all over the world. I’m leading a local walk in Sydney, Australia (my first time every in Australia, and I’m totally psyched!). All the details about the walk are over on my daily blog at scottkelby.com where I did a “Photo Walk Q&A” today so I hope you’ll pop over and check it out. It answers a lot of questions. If you’ve been on a photo walk before and you want…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • GT Advanced Laying Off 40% of Workforce Amid Bankruptcy Restructuring

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:27 pm
    GT Advanced is laying off 40% of its workforce as it negotiates the terms of a $95 million bankruptcy restructuring plan, according to The Wall Street Journal. The cuts will enable the former Apple supplier to save $20 million per year as it looks to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. The report claims GT Advanced had about 1,000 employees when it filed for bankruptcy last October after its sapphire crystal deal with Apple fell through. The company already laid off some 700 workers at a Mesa, Arizona manufacturing facility that Apple plans to repurpose as a $2…
  • Unreal Engine 4.9 Released With Improved Graphics, Remote Push Notifications and CloudKit Support

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 with several new features that developers can implement in iPhone and iPad games on the App Store, including efficient dynamic shadows, movable lights and decals, improved in-app purchase functionality, remote push notifications and CloudKit support. Unreal Engine 4.9 supports dynamic modulated character shadows from directional lights on iOS and Android, while up to four dynamic point lights are supported on each object being illuminated. Unreal Engine 4.9 also ships with a Flurry mobile analytics plugin for iOS out of the box for advertising. Unreal…
  • T-Mobile to Restrict Unlimited Customers Using Up to 2,000 GB of Data Per Month

    Joe Rossignol
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that the U.S. carrier will begin taking action against customers with unlimited 4G LTE data plans that deliberately violate the company's terms and conditions by masking excessive tethering usage as smartphone data. T-Mobile notes that less than 1% of customers are using apps or other methods to blow past their Smartphone Mobile HotSpot allotment, which is included free with every Simple Choice plan but capped at up to 7GB per month. The carrier says that, in some cases, these customers are using up to 2TB (2,000 GB) of data per month.Here’s what’s…
  • Stilo Review: This Stylus and Screen Protector Duo Aims to Emulate the Feel of Writing on Paper

    Juli Clover
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    There are hundreds of different stylus options available for the iPhone and the iPad, but that hasn't stopped new company Stilo Co. from introducing a fresh take on the stylus. The battery-powered Stilo is a fine-tipped stylus designed to pair with a Precision Film to replicate the feel of writing on paper with a pen. According to the company, the purpose behind the Stilo is to create a more "complete and organic" iPhone and iPad writing experience with a writing utensil that's universally compatible with existing sketching and drawing apps in the App Store. It also works with all different…
  • Boostcase Review: Bloc Power Bank for Apple Watch Has Unique Built-In Battery, but Isn't Portable Enough

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Just months after the Apple Watch was released, there are dozens if not hundreds of different stand options available on the market. The Bloc Power Bank from Boostcase stands out due to its unique long, flat shape and the fact that it has a built-in battery pack that can charge the Apple Watch while on the go. Made from solid aluminum, the Bloc Power Bank comes in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, Wood, and Stainless Steel, to match all of the different Apple Watch options that are available. I went hands-on with the silver aluminum model to see how it measures up to other available stands…
 
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