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  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • 18 easy food swaps to save you serious cash

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Eating healthy is great and all, but just walking into a Whole Foods seems to cost a minimum of fifty bucks, and you end up with a reusable shopping bag boasting one bag of almonds and a box of something you can't pronounce. If you're on a budget but still want to chow down on the good stuff, there's no need to open a new credit card, just follow these easy food swaps outlined at Care2.
  • PSA: Don't Enable iCloud Drive When You Upgrade to iOS 8 Yet

    Mashable
    Karissa Bell
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apple's iOS 8 launch is finally upon us. But before you make the leap, there's one feature you should opt out of for now: iCloud Drive. See also: The 18 Most Important Features in iOS 8 iCloud Drive, which will launch with iOS 8 as part of Apple's new continuity features, is a cloud-based storage platform similar to Google Drive or Dropbox. It allows you to share files across apps on multiple iOS and OS X devices. But there's a catch— iCloud Drive is only compatible with iOS devices running iOS 8 and Macs running OS X Yosemite, which is not yet available. As, Nick Fletcher of Realmac…
  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Review: Bigger and Better, But Still Your Old iPhone

    Fast Company
    Harry McCracken
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Apples new phones go where many an Android model has gone before them, without losing their soul.Years ago, it became clear that the smartphone wars would consist of an epic battle between Apple's iPhone and a bevy of models based on Google's Android. What wasn't immediately obvious was that the two camps would persist in having radically different stances on how large a smartphone should be.Read Full Story
  • Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%

    TechCrunch
    Alex Wilhelm
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
     Quick hit here, everyone: Microsoft has announced two coming board departures, two board additions, and a boost to its dividend. Leaving the board: Dave Marquardt, and Dina Dublon. Marquardt is best known for his work in venture capital, and Dublon for her work at JPMorgan Chase. Taking their places are the appointed Teri List-Stoll from Kraft, and Charles Scharf, of Visa. I doubt there will… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 18 easy food swaps to save you serious cash

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Eating healthy is great and all, but just walking into a Whole Foods seems to cost a minimum of fifty bucks, and you end up with a reusable shopping bag boasting one bag of almonds and a box of something you can't pronounce. If you're on a budget but still want to chow down on the good stuff, there's no need to open a new credit card, just follow these easy food swaps outlined at Care2.
  • 7 habits that actually do bother the gynecologist

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Ladies, you know the drill. At the last minute, you realize you have "that appointment," and you rush to find the underwear without rips and the broken elastic, shave your legs like you're entering the swimsuit portion of the Miss America pageant and spend extra time scrubbing the parts that are about to get examined like someone's going to be doing surgery down there. Well, Lauren Fisher interviewed real life ob/gyn's to find out if all that prep is necessary, and the things that actually do bother them.
  • Elevating GIFs to an art form: Julien Douvier’s animated photography

    Kate Rinsema
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    GIFs aren't usually the kind of thing of which fine art is made, yet Julien Douvier might make us take a second look at that assumption with his portfolio of animated photography.
  • How to make a classic Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you want to impress your friends––and we mean really impress them––try making this fancy cocktail. With a whopping two ounces of heavy cream, it's not for the calorie-counters, but anyone else is going to be floored when you make them the (in)famous Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
  • 7 baking hacks that will make your kitchen time easier [video]

    Josh Urich
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Petrified brown sugar? Boring cupcakes? No rolling pin? Try these baking hacks to make cookie and cupcake baking easier.
 
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    Mashable

  • PSA: Don't Enable iCloud Drive When You Upgrade to iOS 8 Yet

    Karissa Bell
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Apple's iOS 8 launch is finally upon us. But before you make the leap, there's one feature you should opt out of for now: iCloud Drive. See also: The 18 Most Important Features in iOS 8 iCloud Drive, which will launch with iOS 8 as part of Apple's new continuity features, is a cloud-based storage platform similar to Google Drive or Dropbox. It allows you to share files across apps on multiple iOS and OS X devices. But there's a catch— iCloud Drive is only compatible with iOS devices running iOS 8 and Macs running OS X Yosemite, which is not yet available. As, Nick Fletcher of Realmac…
  • 5 Outrageous Things Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie Said Out Loud

    Jenni Ryall
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    SYDNEY — Jacqui Lambie is an interesting character. On first sighting, one isn't really sure what to make of her The tough-as-nails former Australian soldier and single mother of two boys won Tasmania's sixth and final Senate seat in last year's election as part of the Palmer United Party. See also: Australian Goldfish Called George Undergoes Surgery To Save His Life The Palmer party is headed up by eccentric mining billionaire Clive Palmer, but if you think he speaks his mind, you need to check out Lambie From saying on live radio she wants a man who is "well hung" to telling anyone…
  • Reports: Selfie-Taking Doc's Unauthorized Biopsy May Have Killed Joan Rivers

    Josh Dickey
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest may have been triggered by an unauthorized biopsy that the comedian's personal physician — who apparently took a selfie in the operating room — performed on Rivers' vocal cords, CNN reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources close to the investigation. The 81-year-old Rivers was at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic in Manhattan for a scheduled endoscopy by gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen to diagnose her hoarse voice and sore throat. A source told CNN that after Cohen completed the procedure, which involves putting a camera down the throat, Rivers' personal…
  • Giancarlo Stanton Posts Gnarliest Instagram Pic After Face Fights Fastball

    Sam Laird
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The fastball won the battle but Giancarlo Stanton's face will win this war Stanton, shown above, is an MLB star for the Miami Marlins who took a fastball to the face last Thursday. On Tuesday, he posted a supremely gnarly pair of photos to Instagram showing what it looks like when the human face fights a fastball If you're the queasy type, now would be a good time to stop reading this post See also: The Story Behind Those Nude-Looking Women's Cycling Uniforms Stanton was carted off the field after Mike Fiers' 88-mph pitch hit him in the face during the fifth inning of the Marlins' game…
  • NFL Union Appeals Ray Rice Suspension, Wants Roger Goodell Off the Case

    Sam Laird
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The NFL players' union is appealing Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the league, the union announced on Tuesday night Rice was originally suspended for two games by the league for knocking his then-fiancée out in a casino elevator in February. The NFL announced that ban in late July. When video emerged last week that showed the actual punch, the NFL suspended him indefinitely See also: If Ray Rice Never Plays Again, Please Don't Credit Ethics The NFL Players Association (NFLPA), which appealed on behalf of Rice, cites "a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of…
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    Fast Company

  • iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Review: Bigger and Better, But Still Your Old iPhone

    Harry McCracken
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Apples new phones go where many an Android model has gone before them, without losing their soul.Years ago, it became clear that the smartphone wars would consist of an epic battle between Apple's iPhone and a bevy of models based on Google's Android. What wasn't immediately obvious was that the two camps would persist in having radically different stances on how large a smartphone should be.Read Full Story
  • Arizona State University Listens To The Most Spotify Music

    Tyler Hayes
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Spotify shares data about schools utilizing its streaming music service.Last semester, music streaming platform Spotify launched a special $4.99 student rate for its premium service. As a result, the company is able to gather some fascinating data about university students' listening habits. Today the company released a list and map, ranking university streaming volumes and outlining preferred genres at different institutions.Read Full Story
  • NASA Gives $6.8 Billion Space Taxi Contracts To Boeing And SpaceX

    Alice Truong
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The move will end U.S. reliance on Russia to transport astronauts to the ISS.NASA announced Tuesday that it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. In total, these contracts are worth $6.8 billion: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX.Read Full Story
  • Design Debate: Is A Digital Camera Without A Screen A Good Idea?

    Mark Wilson
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Leica's newest camera has no screen. So is it brilliant or absurd?Whether you're a fan of photography or just MTV's Catfish, you've heard of Leica's M line of cameras. These 35mm rangefinders have been in production for 60 years, survived through the industry's transition from film to digital thanks to a design many would call iconic. The camera makes you feel like a better photographer. But will it actually make the photos better? Read Full Story
  • Lyft Expands Its Carpool To Los Angeles

    Alice Truong
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The ridesharing startup is looking to tackle L.A.'s notoriously awful traffic.Los Angeles has a nasty reputation as the most traffic-congested city in North America. Getting from one side of town to another in rush hour is basically a prison sentence in your car.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%

    Alex Wilhelm
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
     Quick hit here, everyone: Microsoft has announced two coming board departures, two board additions, and a boost to its dividend. Leaving the board: Dave Marquardt, and Dina Dublon. Marquardt is best known for his work in venture capital, and Dublon for her work at JPMorgan Chase. Taking their places are the appointed Teri List-Stoll from Kraft, and Charles Scharf, of Visa. I doubt there will… Read More
  • Cozy Makes Its Rental Management Service Free

    Kyle Russell
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
     Cozy, a Google Ventures-backed service that make the rental process easier for landlords and tenants, has made its current feature set available to all clients for free. In a blog post, Cozy CEO Gino Zahnd says that making these features free will bring in a wider audience for products set for launch in Q4 2014. Read More
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Cases Offer Comfort And Light Protection With Few Concessions

    Darrell Etherington
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
     Apple launched both its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today, and along with the new smartphones it also debuted new cases for each. The follow the simple precedent Apple set out when it created the iPhone 5s leather cases: simple, solid color designs that are thin and have no moving parts, yet offer a degree of additional protection to the fit and finish of your devices. The new cases for… Read More
  • SwiftKey’s Predictive Keyboard App Is A Free Download On iOS

    Natasha Lomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
     Rejoice, long-time iOS users, for you can finally throw off the shackles of the native Apple keyboard — cursing its erratic autocorrect habits for (hopefully) the last time — as you download a third party keyboard adventure of your choice, including Android veteran SwiftKey, which is releasing its first system-wide keyboard software app on iOS as a free download. Read More
  • iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone

    Darrell Etherington
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
     Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago. With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal, it’s well into the territory labeled “phablet” on the ancient sea charts of mariners who’ve braved the Android waters. However, Apple’s… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • People who like this stuff...

    Seth Godin
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    like this stuff. When you work in a genre (any genre), break all the rules at your own peril. Sure, you need to break some rules, need to do something worth talking about. But please understand who the work is for. If it's for people outside the genre, you have a lot of evangelizing to do. And if it's for those that are already in it, you can't push too far, because they like the genre. That's why they're here. Those who have walked away probably aren't just waiting around for you to fix it. Those who have never been don't think the genre has a problem they need solved. Blue sky thinking…
  • The most important thing

    Seth Godin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.        
  • Without a keyboard

    Seth Godin
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    When the masses only connect to the net without a keyboard, who will be left to change the world? It is possible but unlikely that someone will write a great novel on a tablet. You can't create the spreadsheet that changes an industry on a smart phone. And professional programmers don't sit down to do their programming with a swipe. Many people are quietly giving away one of the most powerful tools ever created—the ability to craft and spread revolutionary ideas. Coding, writing, persuading, calculating—they still matter. Yes, of course the media that's being created on the spot, the…
  • Law and order

    Seth Godin
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    At some point, the world (the project, the moment) becomes so chaotic or dangerous that we sacrifice law in exchange for order. The question is: when. When is it time to declare martial law? (or your version of it) When do you abandon your project plan because the boss is hysterical? When do you go off the long-term, drip-by-drip approach to growth because cash flow is tight? When do you suspend one set of valued principles in order to preserve the thing you set out to build in the first place? When Richard Nixon was at his most megalomaniacal, he was willing to suspend any law in his way to…
  • The launch meeting

    Seth Godin
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    You've probably been to one. The organization is about to embark on something new--a new course, a new building, a new fundraising campaign. The organizer calls together the team, and excitement is in the air. Choose which sort of meeting you'd like to have: The amateur's launch meeting is fun, brimming with possibility and excitement. Everything is possible. Goals are meant to be exceeded. Not only will the difficult parts go well, but this team, this extraordinary team, will be able to create something magical. Possibility is in the air, and it would be foolish to do anything but fuel it.
 
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    WIRED

  • NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi

    Issie Lapowsky
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Let the space race begin. NASA announced on Tuesday that it has awarded two multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, to develop spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The contracts will make the two companies the first commercial businesses to send NASA astronauts […] The post NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi appeared first on WIRED.
  • NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

    Marcus Woo
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely home, with the goal of meeting all […] The post NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
  • PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing

    Marcus Wohlsen
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    People complain about negative advertising, but it never goes away. That's because it works. The post PayPal’s Attack Ad Shows Apple’s Power to Inspire Fear and Loathing appeared first on WIRED.
  • It’s Ask a Curator Day!

    Gwen Pearson
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Ask museum curators all over the world anything you want. The post It’s Ask a Curator Day! appeared first on WIRED.
  • Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane

    Alex Davies
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The idea is both horrifying and brilliant. The post Airbus Patents a VR Helmet That’ll Make You Forget You’re on a Plane appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Stacey Roberts
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
  • How to Craft a Blog that Attracts Customers and Converts Like Crazy

    Stacey Roberts
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from entrepreneur Natalie Sisson. So, you want to turn your blog into an online business? Congratulations, so does every other person with wifi. Now, I don’t mean to to bust your buns right off the get go, but if I’m being honest (and I always am!) then you need to know one thing: A blog that doesn’t make money is a hobby, and a hobby is not a business. The truth is, many of us don’t know what we’re doing when we’re first starting out online. Learning how to create a website, identify your ideal customer and convert them into sales will be a process,…
  • Hypnotic Writing | 5 Effective Strategies To Put Your Reader In A Trance.

    Guest Blogger
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    This is a guest contribution from Thai Nguyen of Wantrepreneur Journey. You are getting sleepy…very sleepy… That’s typically what comes to mind when you think of hypnosis—a stage show with some unfortunate soul doing the chicken-dance. However, those who practice hypnosis are quick to give a proper explanation. Here’s the textbook definition: The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person becomes highly responsive to suggestion or direction. We enter into hypnotic states on a daily basis; completely absorbed in an activity and losing track of time. It happens when…
  • The 5 Step Voyage of Creating Awesome Content

    Guest Blogger
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Image via Flickr user na.harii. This is a guest contribution from James Scherer. Do you struggle for content inspiration? Do you feel like every article you write is exactly like another you’ve already written or read? You’re falling victim to content stagnation, and it’s something we all deal with. Perhaps you need a refresher, a reminder, or just someone to give you a few new ideas - a nudge along the way. This article will give a full look at how to encourage and capture readership, optimize for action and engagement, and get the most out of your content – the full gamut of…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • The Simple Text Desktop

    Alan Henry
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We've highlighted some of Okubax's desktops before, but the simplicity of this one called to us. Some simple tools in the center and around the outside, and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here's how he set it all up. Read more...
  • Feeling Like a Part of the Team Can Fuel Your Work Motivation

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The way you're treated at your job can affect your drive. A recent study shows that motivation increases when people are treated as partners while working together with others, even if they're physically apart.Read more...
  • iCloud's Two-Factor Authentication Now Protects Backups

    Whitson Gordon
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Ars Technica is reporting that Apple's two-factor authentication, which previously had some holes, now protects iCloud backups. You can read more here (and see our original post on the subject below).Read more...
  • Get Free Coffee from McDonald’s Every Morning Through September 29th

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Drop the coffee grounds and walk past the Starbucks. You can get a free small coffee every morning from McDonalds's through the 29th of September, without having to buy anything. I'm lovin' it.Read more...
  • Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the world can always guarantee clean, safe tap water. This handy guide shows you where drinking from the tap is okay, and where you're better off doing further research on the subject.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • First iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Reviews: 'Thin and Sexy', 'Bigger and Better', Impressive Battery Life Up to 2 Days

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    At its September 9 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review units. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some of the relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple's two new devices are essentially identical in design aside from the difference in screen size and the battery life/optical image stabilization in the iPhone 6 Plus, so we've chosen to combine the device reviews into one post. Brad Molen, Engadget: Both iPhones are thinner than their…
  • Apple to Require App-Specific Passwords For Third-Party Apps Accessing iCloud

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Apple is now offering app-specific passwords for third-party apps that access iCloud, allowing users to generate unique one-time use passwords to sign into iCloud securely. In a support document, Apple describes app-specific passwords as a feature of two-step verification and states that app-specific passwords will be required to sign into iCloud when using a third-party app beginning on October 1, 2014. If you use iCloud with any third party apps, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or BusyCal, you can generate app-specific passwords that allow you to sign in securely, even if…
  • Apple Launches Guide for Android Users Switching to iPhone

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Ahead of the launch of the large-screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has released a detailed support document that walks Android users through moving data from their Android devices to the iPhone. The document includes information on moving email accounts to the iPhone, giving Android users instructions on how to add email accounts to the Mail app. It suggests using a third-party app (Copy My Data [Direct Link]) to transfer data like contacts, calendars, and photos. Apple suggests Android users can transfer photos, videos, books, and music from Android devices to iPhones using iTunes…
  • Official iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases Arriving Ahead of Friday's iPhone Launch

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    While shipping vendors have been instructed to hold deliveries of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus until Friday's official launch date, there is no such restriction on the official Apple cases designed for the new devices. As a result, several MacRumors readers and others who placed orders for cases when iPhone pre-orders went live last Friday have already begun receiving their case orders. iLounge has shared some good photos of the brown leather iPhone 6 Plus case. The cases are very similar to the leather iPhone 5s cases with a microfiber interior to protect the iPhone itself, although the iPhone 6…
  • iCloud.com Now Utilizing Two-Factor Authentication

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    Apple's two-factor authentication system is now enabled for iCloud.com, with the site asking for a verification code before allowing users with two-factor authentication enabled to access various iCloud.com apps. Access to iCloud.com apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote is restricted until the verification code is entered on the website, but Find My iPhone remains accessible. Users also receive an email when their Apple ID is used to sign into iCloud via the web browser, a feature that was implemented following the recent hacking of celebrity iCloud…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
  • Build Your Home

    Chris Brogan
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    It all started making sense a little bit at a time, and then a lot at a time, and then I really saw it all, in a kind of continuum. By spending a lot of time analyzing what people have said to me at various events, in my inbox, in between their “official” statements and professional posturing, I’m starting to understand what’s needed by the Owners I so humbly intend to serve. There’s a war, such as it were, and the enemy has been named. But before we talk of war, we have to start where it always starts: at home. Build Your Home Life has changed over the last few…
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    Copyblogger

  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
  • 5 Ways Listening to Community Data Can Expand Your Content Marketing Strategy

    Shannon Byrne
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When talking about content marketing, discussions often focus on decisions about topics, headlines, platforms, and distribution. But how much do you consider the data that supports these decisions? I’m not talking about demographics, like age, gender, or location — although those matter, too. Rather, I’m talking about the answers behind qualitative questions: Who are your community’s influencers and why? Which events are your community members attending? What will be your first touchpoint with your community? Where is your community getting their information and news?
  • Permission to Kick Ass: Granted

    Pamela Wilson
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    What if you discovered that your own words and thoughts were wreaking havoc on your chances for success? They might be. What you say about what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference in your own mind. And it makes a big difference in how people view your work. At some point, you have to decide if you want to be at the top of your field. Does that sound like too audacious of a goal? I’d like to propose that you consider it. That you eliminate “I’ll try” from your vocabulary. That you make it your aim to be the best, to surpass the competition, and to go for the…
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    Macworld

  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When Apple released the first iPhone, its 3.5-inch touchscreen seemed huge compared to the displays of other phones. Nonetheless, competitors responded with even larger screens, trying to find areas where they could provide clear alternatives to Apple hardware. Consumers responded positively, so the competition started making even bigger phones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • This is Tim: Cook talks to Charlie Rose about Apple Watch, Samsung, and the future

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t speak publicly often outside of events and the company’s quarterly earnings calls, so it was a special treat to watch his interview with Charlie Rose this weekend. We’ve put together edited highlights from his first hour chatting with the ABC talk show host about Apple’s new products, the Apple TV, Steve Jobs, and the future of the company.On the iPhone 6 Plus We could have done a larger iPhone years ago. It’s never been about just making a larger phone, it’s about making a better phone in every single way. And so we ship things when they’re ready……
  • Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    If you’re upgrading to iOS 8 on Wednesday, you must resist the urge to upgrade to iCloud Drive if you want to continue to sync your phone to your Mac. Why? Well, iCloud Drive only works with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. And you all know which OS we’re still waiting on. Until Yosemite drops, upgrading to iCloud Drive will keep you from syncing devices running iOS 8 and devices running OS X Mavericks. Good news: After you install iOS 8, Apple will ask you if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive. Tap the button that says “Not Now.” Easy enough, right?To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Subway will soon allow customers to pay for their sandwiches with the tap of a smartphone.The sandwich franchise chain said Tuesday it will launch contactless NFC payments across more than 26,000 restaurants in the U.S. starting Oct. 1.The company is working with Softcard, a mobile payments joint venture operated by the big four cellular networks, to launch the system, but a Subway spokeswoman said that any payment app based on the NFC standard will be accepted. That includes the soon-to-be-launched Apple Pay and existing services from Google Wallet, PayPal and other vendors.The rollout will…
  • Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Just in time for Apple's new iPhones, Verizon is extending upgrade privileges to anyone who's eligible in the next two months. As Android Police reports, customers with upgrade eligibility before November 15 can get their upgrades starting now. You can check your eligibility through Verizon's Website, as the shift should kick in automatically. Serenity Caldwell Apple's iPhone 6.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

    Lusya Galkina
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings — that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process. The first web services that allow users to report bugs on web pages appeared several years ago. Since then, tools and technologies have emerged to make the process more convenient and user-friendly. Today’s market…
  • Making Modal Windows Better For Everyone

    Scott O'Hara
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    To you, modal windows1 might be a blessing of additional screen real estate, providing a way to deliver contextual information, notifications and other actions relevant to the current screen. On the other hand, modals might feel like a hack that you’ve been forced to commit in order to cram extra content on the screen. These are the extreme ends of the spectrum, and users are caught in the middle. Depending on how a user browses the Internet, modal windows can be downright confusing. Modals quickly shift visual focus from one part of a website or application to another area of (hopefully…
  • Are Your Internal Systems Damaging Your Business?

    Paul Boag
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The internal systems of many organizations have shocking user interfaces. This costs companies in productivity, training and even the customer experience. Fortunately, we can fix this. “How come I can download an app on my phone and instantly know how to use it, yet need training to use our content management system? Shouldn’t our system be intuitive?” This was just one of the comments I heard in a recent stakeholder interview. People are fed up with inadequate internal systems. Many of those I interviewed had given up on the official software. Instead, they use tools like…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 2)

    Chris Bank
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Many of today’s hottest technology companies, both large and small, are increasingly using the concept of the minimum viable product (MVP) as way to iteratively learn about their customers and develop their product ideas. This two-part series, looks into the product design process of Dropbox’s Carousel. Part 11 covered the core user, their needs and Dropbox’s business needs, and broke down existing photo and video apps. This second part is about Carousel’s primary requirements, the end product, its performance and key learnings since the launch. Primary User Requirements In a Wired…
  • Creating Clickthrough Prototypes With Blueprint

    Svetlin Denkov
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    In a previous article1, I discussed using POP2 to create sketch-based clickthrough prototypes in participatory design exercises. These prototypes capture well the flow and overall layout of early design alternatives. The same piece briefly mentioned another category of clickthrough prototypes: widget-based mockups that are designed on the target device and that expand on sketches by introducing user interface (UI) details and increased visual fidelity. These prototypes can be used to pitch ideas to clients, document interactions and even test usability. In this article, I will teach you how…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Fallout from spy's dramatic revelations

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    When first revealed, Morten Storm's account of his life as a double agent inside al Qaeda sent shockwaves through Denmark's political and intelligence establishment. The first accounts came in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in October 2012.
  • U.S. general open to ground troops

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:50 pm
    President Obama has said there would be no "boots on the ground" in the fight to stamp out ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but one of his top aides said Tuesday that he could recommend sending military advisers into combat.
  • South Koreans detain American

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    South Korean marines detained an American man on the bank of the Han River late Tuesday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official told CNN.
  • Feds: NY store owner funded ISIS

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    A man who owned an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq -- federal authorities alleged Tuesday.
  • Suspect named in trooper shooting

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are hunting for a man they believe ambushed Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and seriously injuring another.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at Kelbyone, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it be neat to share why…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
  • Canon Announces the EOS 7D Mark II — Sports and Wildlife Photographers Hold on to Your Hats (ya know, if we actually wore hats)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world (hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, but for nearly $5,000 LESS!!!The reason why this is such a game changer is that when it came to seriously shooting sports and…
  • Canon Releases a Hot-Little Point-and-Shoot (Could This Be The Perfect 2nd Camera?)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey Gang: Canon also released the PowerShot G7 X today, an awesome little point-and-shoot camera that’s a perfect 2nd camera for pros since it takes amazing images yet it literally fits in your pocket, and connects to your cell phone via Wi-Fi!  It’s also great for anyone moving up from a cell phone camera that wants more “umph!” and flexibility.Anyway, check out the video and see what ya think!More details over at Canon (here’s the link)You can get it at B&H (well, that’s where I’m gettin’ mine, anyway). Here’s the link.Best,-Scott
  • My Shots From The US Open Men’s Tennis Finals

    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hi Gang: On Monday night I headed back to New York to shoot the US Open Men’s Tennis Finals, and I put together a post over at Exposure.co with all the photos, including lots of behind-the-scenes shots and stories of triumph and tragedy (which includes me dropping my 16-35mm on the concrete floor, not once but twice).Anyway, if you’ve got a sec, here’s the link: https://scottkelby.exposure.co/shooting-the-mens-finalsI tried to share more of the experience of shooting an event like this, so there’s lots of info and shots about that stuff, and of course all the camera,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Beginner’s Guide to Tripods

    John Davenport
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the stars? You’ll need a tripod. Want to get silky smooth waterfall photos? Yep tripod again. Need to photograph an HDR to extend the dynamic range of your scene? Oh yes, tripod required there too. Basically, if you want to do anything more than point and shoot, you’ll need to bring your three legged friend along with you. I’ve decided to write this article in a way that assumes you’re just starting out with…
  • 10 Must-Have Camera Settings for Concert Photography

    Matthias Hombauer
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Rolling Stones: Nikon D800, 185mm at f4, 1/320, ISO 1600 The correct camera settings are key to getting awesome concert photos in low light situations. Maybe you were in this situation before. You used the full automatic mode in front of the stage and – BAM- the little flash monster sitting on top of your camera pops up and throws the ugliest light you can think of onto the singer’s face. At this point, a lot of frustrated concert photography beginners just take their cameras home and never shoot a concert again. But wait, in this article I’ll share the camera settings I…
  • Down and Dirty Guide to Milky Way Photography

    James Brandon
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Milky Way Over Mono Lake | James Brandon Seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes is a life-changing, mind-blowing experience. It will put your place within the universe in to perspective and remind you just how small and insignificant we all are. The sad part is that most people have never seen it. Over half of our planet’s population lives in cities where seeing the Milky Way is all but impossible. Even when people get out of the city and have a good view of the stars, they usually don’t focus on them long enough to find the Milky Way. It’s something that you either stumble onto by…
  • Before and After: How This Photo was Processed in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. The Story A few years ago I passed through Bolivia, South America’s poorest and, in some ways, least developed country. I spent a few days in Potosí, a small, largely forgotten city whose history had a central role in shaping the modern…
  • 6 Signs That You May be a Lazy Photographer

    John Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photographers who are consistently producing stunning photographs don’t do so because they are lucky, observant, or even more skilled than the average photographer – they do so because they are not being lazy. Are you a lazy photographer? 6 signs you may be a lazy photographer #1 – You’re lazy about composing your shots You already know the basic rules of successful composition and you even know the rules for breaking those rules, but if you fail to put these rules into practice with every shot you take, then you’re being a lazy photographer. Composition is…
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Nikon D750: What you need to know

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The D750 is Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR, and sits between the D610 and D810 in the company's FX format lineup. With specifications in common with both cameras, the D750 may be of interest to anyone considering stepping up to full-frame from one of Nikon's APS-C format models. As well as our detailed first impressions review we've prepared a quick 'cheat sheet', telling you everything you need to know about the new camera. Click through to read more.
  • Video preview of the Canon Powershot G7 X

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    If posts to our news articles and forums are any indication, one of the most exciting announcements from Photokina is the Canon G7 X, a genuinely pocketable camera with a large 1”-type sensor. In this video DPReview’s Richard Butler takes us through a preview of the G7 X and gives us an idea of what to expect from it.
  • Updated Leica X (Typ 113) APS-C compact boasts F1.7 lens

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Leica has announced a new X-series camera with an F1.7 lens. The Leica X (Typ 113) continues to use a 16MP APS-C sensor and offer a 35mm equivalent lens but now with a considerably faster aperture than the F2.8 of its forebear. The existing X2 model will essentially live on as the Leica X-E. The Typ 113 will cost around $2,295/£1,550
  • Leica introduces D-Lux 24-75mm equiv compact with Four Thirds sensor

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Leica has announced the D-Lux (Typ 109), a compact camera with a 24-75mm equivalent, F1.7-2.8 zoom and a Four Thirds sensor. If those specifications sound familiar, it's probably because they're shared with the Panasonic LX100. The D-Lux will be available in November. A license for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is included.
  • Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    We swung by Nikon's Photokina 2014 stand to see the new D750 in action and investigate what else the company has in store for show attendees. The booth itself is a bit less flashy than some of the competitions, and distinctly lacking in cars and ladies wearing sequins, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't make an impression. Click through to read more. 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

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

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

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • First iPhone 6 Unboxing Video Surfaces

    Husain Sumra
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    As the first reviews of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the Internet, T3 took the opportunity to post the first unboxing of the iPhone 6, depicting the specific packaging and layout of the box for the smaller device. The video starts off showing off the new packaging for the iPhone 6, which, unlike the packaging for other Apple products, does not feature a color photo of the device on the outside. Instead, the box features a white, textured silhouette of the device inside. The rest of the video goes through standard unboxing protocol, showing off included documentation, the EarPods…
  • Official iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Report 1 GB RAM

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Earlier today, a screenshot from iPhone monitoring app System Status suggested Apple's larger iPhone 6 Plus might be limited to 1 GB of RAM, much like the iPhone 6. Several iPhone 6 Plus reviews, which were released this evening, appear to confirm that hypothesis, with multiple sites reporting the device has 1 GB of RAM. In its review, Macworld says that the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus both "appear to have the same 1GB of memory as last year's devices." TechRadar has a similar claim, stating that both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have 1 GB of RAM, as does The Guardian, listing 1GB of RAM in…
  • SwiftKey's Systemwide Gesture Keyboard Launching Alongside iOS 8 for Free

    Eric Slivka
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Earlier this year, popular Android alternative keyboard maker SwiftKey expanded to iOS with a note-taking app integrating the company's gesture keyboard. And with Apple opening up iOS to systemwide third-party keyboard as part of iOS 8, SwiftKey is ready to expand its presence. In a blog post and appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, SwiftKey showed off its iOS 8 gesture keyboard and announced that it will launch alongside iOS 8 when the new operating system debuts tomorrow. In addition to allowing users to type by dragging their fingers from key to key and offering predictive…
  • Appeals Court Throws Out $368 Million Verdict Against Apple in VirnetX Lawsuit

    Juli Clover
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Back in 2012, patent holding company VirnetX won a patent lawsuit against Apple over virtual private networking (VPN) connectivity related to Apple's FaceTime video calling feature. VirnetX was awarded $368.2 million after a jury trial. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today threw out the decision, reports The Wall Street Journal, ruling that the verdict was influenced by the instructions given to the jury during the trial.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a specialized Washington-based court that handles patent appeals, ruled the verdict was "tainted" by…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Launches in China May Be Delayed Until 2015

    Kelly Hodgkins
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Apple may be forced to wait until 2015 to launch the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, according to a report in 21st Century Business Herald [Google Translate]. If true, the delay could have consequences for the company both in terms of customer momentum in the critical Chinese market and overall earnings projections. Sources with knowledge of the situation told 21st Century Business Herald that Apple's latest iPhone models have failed to receive the necessary approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This certification is required for Apple to begin selling…
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    CNN Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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