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  • Crow terrorizes dog [video]

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    Josh Urich
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    As though you needed more proof that crows are jerk! Watch this crow sneak up on a dog for a minute, only to nip its tail. The post Crow terrorizes dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Missing comma gets grammar nerd out of parking ticket

    Mashable
    Kelsey Weekman
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Sometimes calling out bad grammar can actually help you get your way. An appeals court tossed an Ohio woman's parking citation because the grammar in a village law was unclear. See also: Pop culture is your secret trick to learning proper grammar The Associated Press reports that Andrea Cammelleri received a parking citation for leaving her pickup truck parked in an area for longer than 24 hours. According to a law in the village of West Jefferson, vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, including a "motor vehicle camper." Cammerelli argued that her truck does not fit that description…
  • Sprint's CEO Is So Over T-Mobile's "Uncarrier Bullsh-t"

    Fast Company
    Pavithra Mohan
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    The claws are out.John Legere is at it again. The brash T-Mobile CEO is infamous for his vocal Twitter persona, profanity-laced appearances, and passion for egging on competitors like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. On Wednesday night, Legere stoked the fire of T-Mobile's rivalry with Sprint, tweeting a critique of Sprint's latest ad campaign along with a Re/code article that mirrored his sentiment. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure was not amused, to say the least:Read Full Story
  • Sources: On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internet’s Helpling

    TechCrunch
    Steve O'Hear
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
     The on-demand cleaning space in Europe may have just got a little less messy. According to multiple sources, the U.K.’s Hassle.com, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both companies declined to comment. However, TechCrunch understands that this is now a done deal. That also tallies with what I had been hearing as far… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    Tribe members often fall into a trap, a trap created by the fear of standing out, and a natural avoidance to question things. "You're not wearing the proper tie." "That's not how someone like us gets married." "My tweets are of the proper format, yours aren't." "The way you are teaching your kids the rules is wrong." "That symbol of purity isn't good enough for my family." "Your version of the way things should be is a compromise." "What, you're not wearing an official jersey to the game?" As soon as someone says, "I am more pious than you," they've chosen to push someone down in order to…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Crow terrorizes dog [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    As though you needed more proof that crows are jerk! Watch this crow sneak up on a dog for a minute, only to nip its tail. The post Crow terrorizes dog [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Killer kick so strong soccer ball explodes [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Turns out there is such a thing as too strong a player on the pitch. The post Killer kick so strong soccer ball explodes [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Mom pranks her son on his birthday [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This mom plays it perfectly straight as she pranks her son. Watch as she tricks him into thinking he's in trouble, but then surprises him with a gift. The post Mom pranks her son on his birthday [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Mining vs Minecraft diamonds [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend anymore thanks to the sensation Minecraft's become, but how do those in the game stack up to the precious gems of real life? The post Mining vs Minecraft diamonds [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 70-year-old woman finishes 100 mile race seconds before the 30 hour cutoff [video]

    Josh Urich
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This woman is almost done with her hundred mile race, but she only has a few seconds to go before the thirty hour time limit expires. Watch as everyone cheers her on and she makes it with just six seconds to spare. The post 70-year-old woman finishes 100 mile race seconds before the 30 hour cutoff [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Missing comma gets grammar nerd out of parking ticket

    Kelsey Weekman
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Sometimes calling out bad grammar can actually help you get your way. An appeals court tossed an Ohio woman's parking citation because the grammar in a village law was unclear. See also: Pop culture is your secret trick to learning proper grammar The Associated Press reports that Andrea Cammelleri received a parking citation for leaving her pickup truck parked in an area for longer than 24 hours. According to a law in the village of West Jefferson, vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, including a "motor vehicle camper." Cammerelli argued that her truck does not fit that description…
  • Man puts cat in a TSA X-ray machine, everyone understandably freaks out

    Andrea Romano
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    The friendly skies may not be so friendly for your furry companion. A man at Los Angeles International Airport apparently put his cat on that bag X-ray machine conveyor belt on Wednesday, resulting in widespread pandemonium for everyone in the security line. See also: 15 signs your cat is a spy for the CIA Standing in front of guy at TSA. I hand him a bin. I turn away and go through the scanner. I hear screams. HE PUT HIS CAT IN THE BIN. — Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) July 1, 2015 HOLY SHIT. A dude just put his cat inside the X-Ray machine at LAX. The TSA is flipping the fuck out.
  • Keep your cool with this simple lifehack

    American Express UK
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    Last week Lifehacker UK and American Express brought us 12 new style, home and travel lifehacks to celebrate the latest range of Amex Offers. These quick and easy solutions have been designed to help you save time and money –- just like Amex Offers. Inspired by these exclusive lifehacks, we decided to create our own and asked you for your ideas. With soaring temperatures in the UK this week, you suggested that a solution to help beat the heat would be invaluable. So, we asked American Express to help us select a new lifehack and we’ve chosen this cool new offering: Read more...
  • Giant pink pig balloon crashes at hot air balloon festival in Utah

    Brian Ries
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    A pink pig-shaped balloon crashed into trees at a hot air balloon festival in Provo, Utah, on Thursday morning, causing minor burns to the pilot and deflating the mood at an otherwise joyous event meant to honor and strengthen the traditional American values of God, family, freedom and country. Spectators saw the giant balloon soaring 300 feet above the ground when another balloon passed over it too closely, tearing a small hole in its canopy. See also: Dozens of hot air balloons filling London skies look like straight from a postcard Video of a hot air balloon slowly going down in Provo this…
  • Baseball's version of a shot clock is coming to the 2015 Home Run Derby

    Justin Wise
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    It's quite obvious why the MLB Home Run Derby has attracted large audiences since its establishment in 1985. Who wouldn't want to see the game's best sluggers hack away at baseballs and send them to unthinkable distances? But the derby has had one consistent problem over the years: its length. Take last year, for example. ESPN's telecast included Chris Berman's signature “back, back, back,” home run call for more than three hours. See also: Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson flies into stands for MLB's craziest catch this year On Sunday, MLB showed how aware it is of this issue by…
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    Fast Company

  • Sprint's CEO Is So Over T-Mobile's "Uncarrier Bullsh-t"

    Pavithra Mohan
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    The claws are out.John Legere is at it again. The brash T-Mobile CEO is infamous for his vocal Twitter persona, profanity-laced appearances, and passion for egging on competitors like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. On Wednesday night, Legere stoked the fire of T-Mobile's rivalry with Sprint, tweeting a critique of Sprint's latest ad campaign along with a Re/code article that mirrored his sentiment. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure was not amused, to say the least:Read Full Story
  • Amazon May Pay Self-Published Authors No More Than $0.006 Per Page Read

    Pavithra Mohan
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    So much for writing short.Last month, Amazon took a page out of Spotify's playbook, electing to start paying its self-published authors by the page rather than per download. The new model was put into action Wednesday—and it looks like the e-commerce giant may now pay writers no more than $0.006 for each page read, according to The Guardian.Read Full Story
  • How To Master Summer

    Diana Budds
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Through ingenious design, of course! From coping with seasonal swelter to keeping drinks cold, these 10 products have you covered.The warmer months are prime for BBQs, beach trips, and outdoor revelry. But they're also full of annoyances, especially if you live in a city: the heat, the maddeningly warm drinks, the fact that your shoebox of an apartment can barely fit a decent air conditioner let alone a grill. Luckily, some well-designed gear can help you avoid the season's woes and squeeze the most out of those long days. Herewith, 10 pro tips for mastering summer:Read Full Story
  • Virgin Atlantic's Slick LAX Clubhouse Is So California

    Meg Miller
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    With vaulted ceilings, panoramic views, and modernist furniture, Virgin's latest airport Clubhouse brings out L.A.'s classiest side.Virgin Atlantic's famously swank airport lounges have been popping up in airports around the world, offering business class flyers an inviting reprieve from the usual cramped and frenzied air travel experience. For Virgin's latest Clubhouse in Los Angeles International, the airline partnered with Slade Architecture to incorporate a colorful, modernist California vibe.Read Full Story
  • What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)

    John Brownlee
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    What does UI design look like after screens go away? Fjord's Andy Goodman explains.For better or worse, a large amount of design work these days is visual. That makes sense, since the most essential products we interact with have screens. But as the internet of things surrounds us with devices that can hear our words, anticipate our needs, and sense our gestures, what does that mean for the future of design, especially as those screens go away?Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Sources: On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internet’s Helpling

    Steve O'Hear
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
     The on-demand cleaning space in Europe may have just got a little less messy. According to multiple sources, the U.K.’s Hassle.com, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both companies declined to comment. However, TechCrunch understands that this is now a done deal. That also tallies with what I had been hearing as far… Read More
  • Trash-Focused Rubicon Global Hires Its First CTO

    Anthony Ha
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
     Rubicon Global, a startup helping customers find money-saving, environmentally-friendly ways to handle their waste and recycling, is announcing the hire of its first chief technology officer — Phil Rodoni, previously vice president of software at Esurance. Atlanta-based Rubicon doesn’t haul trash itself, but instead connects businesses with waste hauling and recycling companies… Read More
  • Media Server Company Plex Hacked – Forum Servers Affected, But Payment Info Safe

    Sarah Perez
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
     Plex, a popular application that lets users organize and stream their media collections across devices, has been hacked. However, the attackers were only able to compromise the servers hosting the company’s forums and blog – not account information or users’ financial data, the latter which Plex says is not stored on its own servers at all. That being said, many Plex users… Read More
  • Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch “Advice”

    Jonathan Friedman
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
     Startups often ask VCs for pre-pitch meetings. These requests usually are positioned along the lines of, “We aren’t looking for money yet, just advice.” Of course, we all know this is just a nice way of getting your foot in the door for a soft pitch. And that’s ok; these meetings enable both sides to get acquainted before the real ask. However, when startups come… Read More
  • Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users’ Profiles

    Sarah Perez
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
     Twitter’s latest push to monetize its service has led to the rollout of a new “Twitter Ads” button, which is now prominently appearing on user profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. The newly added button, which some users may have initially mistaken as a shortcut to Twitter analytics, is found right next to the “Edit profile” button,… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • More pious

    Seth Godin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:59 am
    Tribe members often fall into a trap, a trap created by the fear of standing out, and a natural avoidance to question things. "You're not wearing the proper tie." "That's not how someone like us gets married." "My tweets are of the proper format, yours aren't." "The way you are teaching your kids the rules is wrong." "That symbol of purity isn't good enough for my family." "Your version of the way things should be is a compromise." "What, you're not wearing an official jersey to the game?" As soon as someone says, "I am more pious than you," they've chosen to push someone down in order to…
  • Announcing my candidacy

    Seth Godin
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Today, with just 495 days before the election, I'm announcing my run for President of the United States. I'm well aware that electoral politics have been transformed by the collision of semi-modern marketing techniques with the money necessary to implement them. The TV-Industrial complex demands ever more partisan politics, more tribal division, more vote-suppressing vitriol. As we've turned raising money into a game similar to box office returns (where quantity appears to equal quality), candidates have almost no choice but to sell themselves to the highest bidder of the moment, again and…
  • What happens when things go wrong?

    Seth Godin
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    Service resilience is too often overlooked. Most organizations don't even have a name for it, don't measure it, don't plan for it. I totally understand our focus on putting on a perfect show, on delighting people, on shipping an experience that's wonderful. But how do you and your organization respond/react when something doesn't go right? Because that's when everyone is paying attention.        
  • The rejectionists

    Seth Godin
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us. Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter. Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you're not good enough is exhausting.        
  • Buzzer management

    Seth Godin
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    I started the quiz team at my high school. Alas, I didn't do so well at the tryouts, so I ended up as the coach, but we still made it to the finals. It took me thirty years to figure out the secret of getting in ahead of the others who also knew the answer (because the right answer is no good if someone else gets the buzz): You need to press the buzzer before you know the answer. As soon as you realize that you probably will be able to identify the answer by the time you're asked, buzz. Between the time you buzz and the time you're supposed to speak, the answer will come to you. And if it…
 
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    WIRED

  • So, You’re Thinking About Flying Your Drone Through Fireworks

    Molly McHugh
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    When talking about about drones and safety precautions, the same question continues to come up: How unsafe is it really? The post So, You’re Thinking About Flying Your Drone Through Fireworks appeared first on WIRED.
  • Cape Watch: Which Black Panther Will We Get in Captain America, Anyway?

    Graeme McMillan
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    All eyes are focused on Comic-Con International these days, but a few superhero movie tidbits have come out in the lead-up to the big event anyway. The post Cape Watch: Which Black Panther Will We Get in Captain America, Anyway? appeared first on WIRED.
  • #DiversityFail: More Representative Mix of Humans Should Make Tech

    #maketechhuman
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    We interviewed some of the smartest people we know at the WIRED Business Conference in May to get a read on what they are most worried about vis à vis humanity’s relationship with technology. The widening wealth gap, as well as the lack of diversity among the ranks of those employed in the tech industry, […] The post #DiversityFail: More Representative Mix of Humans Should Make Tech appeared first on WIRED.
  • Calculating Pluto’s Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons

    Rhett Allain
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Let’s use an animation to estimate the mass of Pluto! The post Calculating Pluto’s Mass With Snapshots From New Horizons appeared first on WIRED.
  • ICYMI: June’s #maketechhuman Debate Tackled Google, NSA, and Cyberwarfare

    #maketechhuman
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Great technology always seems to weave its way seamlessly into our lives without us giving it a second thought. We originally adopted smartphones with no sense of the life-altering conveniences they’d offer–such as untethering us from our homes and offices–and for many, it’s now hard to imagine life without one. But tech is no panacea […] The post ICYMI: June’s #maketechhuman Debate Tackled Google, NSA, and Cyberwarfare appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • ProBlogger Podcast Challenge: Write an Amazing List Post

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Day two of our 31 day challenge begins with a simple post idea that you can create easily, and is popular with readers – a double bonus for bloggers! The podcast is now live for you to get details of the challenge here (or on iTunes and Stitcher). Note: If you missed it, day one was about crafting the perfect elevator pitch for your blog. In today’s episode we go over the seven reasons list posts are so important, and some of the different kinds of list posts that can be produced (like this one, for example). You can make a list post for just about every niche of blogging there…
  • 31DBBB Day One: What Makes a Great Elevator Pitch?

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Welcome to day one of building a better blog! The ProBlogger podcast is off and running with a new episode every day this month with a theme designed to help boost your blogging skills and todays podcast episode is now live for you to listen to. The original 31 Days to Build a Better Blog helped so many people both when it was released, and across the years since then, and it’s exciting to be able to change it up with updated information, new challenges and a supporting podcast. Day one is all about encapsulating the purpose and spirit of your blog. What is it about? Who is it for?
  • The ProBlogger Podcast Is Live and We’re Kicking Off with a Challenge!

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:13 am
    Today I have great pleasure in introducing you to the brand new ProBlogger Podcast and the next incarnation of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Over the last couple of years I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said ‘Darren you really should start a podcast’. I’d always nodded my head but quietly list in my mind a long list of excuses not to including ‘I don’t know how…’ to ‘I’m so busy…’ to ‘what if nobody listens…’ But earlier this year something changed when people suggested I start a…
  • 10 PBEVENT Speakers Tell How They Stay Motivated

    Stacey Roberts
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    All secrets are being revealed on ProBlogger this week! We’ve had the morning routines of superstar bloggers and online entrepreneurs, and also their number one life hack (especially for time management). Today, they share how they keep going when the going gets tough. HEATHER ARMSTRONG: Author, speaker, and blogger at Dooce One, I am the sole provider for my children. Keeping them housed, clothed, fed and happy is the highest priority in my life. Two, I love where I am in my life and cherish the experiences that have brought me here to do what I do. I stay motivated so that I can…
  • Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately

    Stacey Roberts
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve seen so much good content lately on the subject of blogging – I always love a downloadable schedule that someone else has taken the time to create, and sneaking a peek into how others make money is such an eye-opener! I’ve curated a couple of links you might find helpful as we try to kick ass on the internet this week. 6 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work // Hootsuite There’s everything from a template to help you create a social media strategy to guide you in your daily online activities, to audit checklists, content calendars, and image size cheat…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Revive Drooping Flowers With a Safety Pin

    Kristin Wong
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Flowers can really brighten up a room. That is, until they start wilting and dropping, and then they look a little sad. Revive sad, drooping flowers with a safety pin.Read more...
  • Tip Tester: How Other Sriracha Sauces Compare to the Original Rooster

    Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ask anyone about Huy Fong Sriracha and they are likely to have a very strong opinion about the famous “Rooster Sauce.” It’s one those things you either hate or love, but there is no denying that it is everywhere, and everyone from Tabasco to Trader Joe’s is trying to capitalize on the trend with their own spicy offering.Read more...
  • Build a Modern Bookcase Using a Single Sheet of Plywood

    Timothy Dahl on Workshop, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Shopping for lumber to build furniture can be confusing and time consuming, but this modern style bookcase is built using a single sheet of 3/4” plywood.Read more...
  • Four Common Myths About Habits, Debunked

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Forming habits is hard, so it should come as a surprise there’s all kinds of junk science about the best way to do so, how long it takes, and how much repetition matters. Let’s debunk those myths so we can concentrate on what really works.Read more...
  • Have You Ever Tried the $20 Hotel Upgrade Trick?

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The $20 trick is something of an urban legend, but many people use it regularly and say it works. If you’ve ever tried it, we want to know what happened.Read more...
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  • 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.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
 
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  • 'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion capabilities. Weibo user KJuma has since removed the pair of leaked documents he shared on the Twitter-like service, but not before the images began making their rounds on the web. The documents also corroborate multiple rumors claiming the so-called iPhone 6s ("N66") and iPhone 6s Plus ("N71") will have 2GB of…
  • Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer' Title at Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design" nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user…
  • iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music

    Husain Sumra
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in…
  • Trent Reznor Shares his Thoughts on Apple Music: 'The Experience is What Matters'

    Juli Clover
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Following Tuesday's launch of Apple Music, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor spoke with music site Pitchfork about his thoughts on the service and his role in its development. Reznor joined Apple in 2014, following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where Reznor served as Chief Creative Officer. Ahead of the Apple Music launch, rumors suggested Reznor was leading development of the service alongside Jimmy Iovine, playing a major role in the redesign of the new Music app. Image of Trent Reznor via Pitchfork According to Reznor, his role in the creation of Apple Music shifted over…
  • Apple Maps Vehicles Surveying 13 More U.S. States Later This Month

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Apple's fleet of vehicles collecting street-level mapping data in the United States will begin surveying 13 more U.S. states between July 15 and July 31, including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming. Apple Maps vehicles have been spotted in 15 states to date and will have reached 28 states in total after this next wave. Apple Maps vehicle driving in Monroe Township, New Jersey in May 2015 Apple confirmed last month that it is driving vehicles around the world to collect data to improve Apple…
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  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
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    Copyblogger

  • How to Master the Technology that Drives Your Digital Business

    Scott Ellis
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Technology is frustrating when you’re not a technical person, and dealing with “techies” is even more so. Developers, designers, and power users speak a different language, and often lose sight of the day-to-day challenges that entrepreneurs and freelancers face. Users want tech to “just work,” and technologists often throw up their hands and tell everyone to reboot … again. It cuts both ways, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult. A little willingness to learn and apply new knowledge can go a long way for the businessperson using today’s tools. Introducing Technology…
  • Eric Enge on the Art of LinkedIn Marketing

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The co-author of The Art of SEO (and one of the leading SEO and content marketing experts in the world) drops by The Missing Link today to share his LinkedIn insights. Over the years, Sean Jackson has become a huge fan of Eric Enge and the team at Stone Temple Consulting. They are smart, easy going, and always willing to help others. But what has really set Eric and his team apart is the amount of experimenting and research they do … sorting fact from fiction in the field of SEO and content marketing. Sean was fortunate to get the chance to interview Eric at Pubcon Austin and discuss…
  • Why the Phrase ‘Leaders Are Readers’ Should Die

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The prevailing business and management wisdom over the years has been that “leaders are readers.” Is this still true today? With the emergence of technology like podcasts and an over-abundance of opportunities to learn, it seems like the landscape may be changing … In fact, was the idea “leaders are readers” ever really true? And so, in this new edition of “Hero v. Villain” on The Lede Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth debate the issue with the hot vehemence that only white Midwesterners can truly muster. Plus, there’s a little bonus for you, too.
  • Deviance, Obsession, and Sharing Your Gifts with the World: A Conversation with Bill O’Hanlon

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Therapist, writer, coach, businessman, iconoclast: Bill O’Hanlon has a complicated résumé. Bill is someone who approaches life and business with a lot of curiosity and humor. Sonia Simone and Bill got together to talk about his passionate approach to business, therapy, and life. In this 22-minute episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone and Bill O’Hanlon talk about: Bill’s “Four Energies” to help him focus on his many projects How your basic weirdness can be a tool for freedom The insight that allowed Bill to get over his discomfort…
  • A Mild Warning for All Headline Writers

    Rainmaker.FM
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    These days, you want to write a headline that will blow up on the social web. A headline that will get people to pound the “Share” button … a headline to clog our Twitter feeds with thousands of retweets. But there’s a problem … We on the web can watch our website traffic rise like a rocket out of Cape Canaveral … and then stroke our goatees and fan our long hair as we linger in the afterglow of the rapidly fleeting adulation of people who are mostly impossible prospects for what we have to offer. To make matters worse, the people we really want to reach may…
 
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    Macworld

  • HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    When premium cable network HBO officially unveiled its standalone over-the-top service HBO Now in March, it appeared as if the pay-TV industry’s worst nightmare had just come true. Many pundits immediately saw in it an almost unprecedented destructive potential vis-à-vis the pay-TV bundle. But has it lived up to those lofty expectations in the almost three months that it has been in operation?If a study by BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield is anything to go by, the subscription video-on-demand offering is off to a solid start. He estimates the service has amassed more than 850,000…
  • The first 24 hours of Beats 1, according to Twitter

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    One of Apple Music’s key features is Beats 1, its always-on radio-like broadcast. Leading up to its launch, Apple promised that Beats 1 and its worldwide station would deliver a shared experience for all music fans—and what better place is there than Twitter to talk about shared experiences? The Twitter community did not disappoint, as users live-tweeted their impressions of Beats 1 around the clock on launch day.Signing on with Zane Lowe Los Angeles-based DJ Zane Lowe kicked off the broadcast at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday—he’ll be leading the Beats 1 effort with Julie Adenuga from…
  • Beats 1 vs. iTunes Radio: The good, the bad, and the noisy

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    When Apple was tinkering with adding a new radio component to its just-launched music streaming service, the company opted to go for more of a BBC Radio 1 vibe than Pandora.So naturally, Apple recruited Zane Lowe, the most popular DJ on BBC Radio 1, to be the voice of Beats 1, its 24-hour radio station curated by real people with interviews, exclusives, and even a request line. That’s right: Beats 1, a terrestrial-style radio station on the Internet, is the most significant change to Apple’s radio offerings. Sure, it’s just one radio station, but it has the hype and early ambition to…
  • Turning off Connect makes Apple Music better

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Connect is the part of Apple Music where you’ll supposedly enjoy a close, personal relationship with the artists and bands you care about. But just artists, not your friends—unlike Spotify and Rdio, you can’t build a list of your friends, see what they’re listening to and enjoying, subscribe to each other’s handmade playlists, or collaborate on a shared playlist, say, for an upcoming road trip or party. Instead, it’s like a trumped-up Twitter or a stripped-down Tumblr. Artists can post photos, songs (the idea is that they’ll share rough cuts and demos you won’t find anywhere…
  • Family Sharing and Apple Music: It's all about the price

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Now that Apple Music is out, you can give it a try for three month before you have to start paying for it. If you have a family, you can save some money on membership fees by signing up for a Family Membership. It’s $15 per month for up to six family members. A single user membership costs $10 per month, so you can save a lot of dough.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Think Fast! Using Heuristics To Increase Use Of Your Product

    Victor Yocco
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    People have many tough decisions to make; whether they should use your application or website to accomplish a task shouldn’t be one of them. Your design team can take advantage of our knowledge of the human mind and human behavior by accounting for a number of heuristics, or mental shortcuts, that researchers have identified. You might be familiar with the term “heuristic” from the UX research method of heuristic evaluation. A heuristic evaluation involves experts evaluating the interface and interactions of a system based on accepted usability best practices. Forget about that for now.
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for July 2015.
  • Design Principles: Compositional Balance, Symmetry And Asymmetry

    Steven Bradley
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    A balanced composition feels right. It feels stable and aesthetically pleasing. While some of its elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you can’t see the other areas. Balancing a composition1 involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas. Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum. An unbalanced composition can lead to tension. When a…
  • Rapid Front-End Prototyping With WordPress

    Daniel Pataki
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Prototyping is one of the best things that can happen within a project, yet it is extremely underutilized. Prototyping makes a project better suited to users, elevates user experience, increases the quality of your final code, and keeps clients happy. The problem is that developers often see prototyping as a waste of time, since high-quality prototypes take considerable effort to make. I want to show you that by using WordPress, highly interactive prototypes with great visuals are not at all that difficult to make. 1 (Image credit: Jeff Sheldon via Unsplash2) (View large version3) First,…
  • Efficient Image Resizing With ImageMagick

    Dave Newton
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    Responsive1 images2 have been keeping us on our toes for quite some time, and now that they are getting traction in browsers, they come with a scary problem: the need to efficiently resize all our image assets. The way responsive images work is that an appropriately sized image is sent to each user — small versions for users on small screens, big versions for users on big screens. It’s fantastic for web performance, but we have to face the grim reality that serving different sizes of images to different users means that we first need to create all of those different files, and that…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Investigators say captain switched off wrong engine

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    Dashcam video captures crash | Photos: Plane went into river in Taiwan | Other major recent crashes
  • He tried to start his grill but then ...

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    A Florida man shares the story of how he was severely burned trying to grill. CNN's WSVN reports.
  • WHY? Unpoppable Bubble Wrap

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally.
  • Clinton's secret 'Santa' revealed

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Hillary Clinton's secret Santa is a hairdresser in New York.
  • Where banned trans fats hide

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Trans-fatty acids (trans fats) are making headlines again. The Food and Drug Administration recently banned these oils from manufactured foods and gave manufacturing companies three years to accomplish this goal. This is a win for Americans' health because trans fats have been shown to raise bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower good cholesterol (HDL), factors that contribute to the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • 6 Tips to Find Undiscovered Photography Locations in Your City

    Natalia Robert
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    This location was discovered by walking BEYOND the main public area and exploring nearby dirt paths. There’s nothing quite like the rush of finding a nook, a cranny, a wall, a corner, or a building that looks amazing in photos but has not been fully discovered by others just yet. Ask any photographer about unique locations, and most likely they will cringe a bit at the thought of giving up their secret spots. How, then, do you find new locations for yourself? It’s not always necessary to go outside of your city (or even your neighborhood!) to find a great photography location. Here are…
  • Become a Composition Master with This Great Guide: 60% Off Today Only

    Darren Rowse
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Deal #2 in our massive Mid Year Sale has just gone live – and it’s a goodie! Today only you get 60% off Photography Concentrate’s Incredibly Important Composition Skills. For the next 24 hours and only $19.98 (an exclusive dPS price), you’ll get: A comprehensive 225-page ebook — filled with everything you need to know to come away with a deep understanding of composition and the practical know-how to put it to good use 7 bonus videos — looking at examples of theories and techniques and how they influence the look and feel of each photograph, to bring all the concepts…
  • How to Take Great Photographs at the Fairground

    Richard Beech
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Packed with people, bright lights and fast-moving rides, fairgrounds can provide photographers with loads of opportunities to take some colourful and creative images. So, why not grab your camera, head to your nearest fair and try out some of the following ideas for yourself. When to visit Fairgrounds can be fun to take pictures of, whether you go in the daytime, or at night. However, with their bright lights, they really come alive once the sun has gone down. My preferred time to arrive is around one hour before sunset, as this allows you to take a look around before it gets dark, and gives…
  • 7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers

    Prathap DK
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a beginner photographer, I was swaying around too much at times not knowing what was good and what was not. It took me several years, and countless hours, to really understand the right path and to focus my energy on the right techniques. If this sounds familiar to you, then here are seven incredible tips that will help relieve you of the dilemma a beginner faces in photography. Note: These tips are in no way comprehensive but are definitely a good starting point 1. Buy an Affordable Camera One of the biggest mistakes you could do is to invest all your savings to buy expensive gear. It…
  • dPS Mid Year Sale – 7 Hot Deals In 7 Days

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    For some of us it’s summer time,  for most of us it’s the middle of the year, for all of us it’s time for a huge dPS sale! If you’ve been a Digital Photography School reader for a while, you probably already know about our huge end of year sale (prepareations are already under way for this year’s). But last year we ran a mid year sale too – and it was so popular with readers – it’s back! See the sale page here for each deal as it goes live. For the next 7 days we’ll share with you a special offer on some of our own products as well as…
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Elon Musk-backed project grants $7 million to AI researchers

    Mariella Moon
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    After Elon Musk donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute (FLI) to finance studies aiming to keep AIs safe and beneficial (i.e., prevent them from going down Skynet's path) almost 300 teams submitted their research proposals. Now, the insti...
  • San Francisco is serious about Airbnb regulation

    Aaron Souppouris
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Since San Francisco is all about startups, it's no surprise that the city changed its laws to accommodate one of its most successful: Airbnb. Last year, officials passed the so-called "Airbnb law," legalising short-term rentals of private property wi...
  • Remy Martin thinks an NFC bottle cap is the key to authentic cognac

    Mat Smith
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    We hope you like your cognac "connected". Remy Martin's wants to give its drinkers with "rewards beyond only its dense rich flavors." That apparently corresponds to an NFC tag built into each bottle to ensure it's authenticity, freshness.. and that i...
  • Prince removes his music catalog from streaming services

    Billy Steele
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Unless you're a Google Music or Tidal customer, you may have noticed that Prince's catalog is absent from your go-to service. Music from the artist is gone from the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer, leaving Jay Z's streaming venture and Google Music...
  • Sky's redesigned Now TV app hits the big screen ahead of new box

    Jamie Rigg
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Sky might be gearing up to launch a new Now TV box next month, but that doesn't mean it's ready to forget about all the users of its current-generation streaming puck. Preparing for the arrival of its new Roku-inspired hardware, Sky has today release...
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    Strobist

  • 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…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Sony: An eye on focus

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    Sony recently shook things up with the announcement of the 42.4MP, backside-illuminated full-frame a7R II mirrorless camera, alongside stacked 1"-type sensors in the updates to the popular RX100 and RX10 lines. While stills and video quality are sure to break new ground with these updates, perhaps even more interesting are the autofocus improvements. We put the new AF systems to the test in our brief hands-on time with the cameras recently. See videos of the cameras in action
  • Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nikon has introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR, designed to provide an enthusiast photographer with a wide range of options. Covering a 24-120mm equivalent range on Nikon's APS-C bodies, it offers Nano Crystal Coating for the first time in a DX lens. Read more
  • Nikon unveils AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4 and 600mm F4 full-frame lenses

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Nikon has announced a pair of super telephoto FX prime lenses: the AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR and 600mm F4E FL ED VR. Both are significantly lighter than the versions that preceded them and each use an electromagnetic diaphragm for more consistent exposure control during burst shooting. Read more
  • Toshiba TransferJet 16GB SDHC card launches July 31 in Japan

    1 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Following some trade show demos, Toshiba is officially introducing a new 16GB SDHC card with TransferJet technology. The card, which looks to be available in Japan only first, is able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a TransferJet-compatible device. Read more
  • Just posted: Fujifilm X-T10 real-world samples

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    We had been shooting around with a pre-production version of the Fujifilm X-T10 for some time and recently got in a final version of the camera. Like the flagship X-T1, it uses Fujifilm's 16MP X-Trans APS-C sensor, which is known for producing pleasing colors. As such, we included a variety of out-of-camera JPEGs as well as Raw conversions. See the gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Revisit the past

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So my wife was wanting me to print out some of our family pictures to hang on the wall, and so when she had made her selection of images that she wanted, I had a few of them that were just small files for display on the web, and when I went looking for the large jpeg, I could only find the RAW image. So, I had to re-edit them using the latest version of Lightroom. The difference in the two images is pretty cool when you look at the detail in the clouds and the more precise way I could brighten the faces etc… And so my tip for today is to go back to some of your favorite images or even…
  • Using the new Dehaze slider on Fireworks

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    This tip comes courtesy of one of our readers (thanks Randy F.) who pointed out in a comment here last Friday that the new Dehaze slider just added to Lightroom CC works pretty darn well for removing haze from Fireworks, and with July 4th coming up, I thought it was a perfect tip for today. I have noticed that the slider is much more effective (no pun intended) on images still in RAW format, versus those in JPEG (I did a comparison on the same file in RAW vs an exported JPEG and it’s a pretty wide difference). So, keep this up your sleeve for the Independence Day post-processing. Hope…
  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here’s the results from Friday’s one-question survey about your use of Lightroom on your mobile devices. I’m saw some comments here, and over on my Facebook page and Twitter where some folks didn’t realize that it’s now available on Android tablets and phones, so if you didn’t realize it, it’s time to go download it and give it a whirl. Interesting to note: A margin of only 8% separates the “You bet!” response from “Not interested at all” crowd, which I thought was a bit surprising, until I read some of the comments here about…
  • Got a Quick Sec For a One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – I’m back from vacation (took some time off for a trip with the family before my son heads off for college). Would you mind taking a quick survey about your use (or non-use) of the Mobile version of Lightroom? Aww, thanks…you are awesome (and here’s the link): Lightroom Mobile Survey Hope you all have an awesome Lightroom-infused weekend (I’m doing a fashion shoot today for a KelbyOne online class, and I’ll be tethering into Lightroom and using Lightroom mobile so the Art Director can see my shots live on an iPad during the shoot). Best, -Scott…
  • Quick workflow tip

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like to have as much room for images in my Lightroom panels, and so I will hide my side panels, but sometimes you want to jump from one folder to another in either the Library or Develop module. You can easily do that if you have the Filmstrip open at the bottom. Simple Right-click on the black bar of the Filmstrip to bring up a new menu that has a list of your recent folders amongst other things. Right click brings up more options menu Now the key is to click on the black bar, not the dark gray one just above it. That won’t do anything for you. Remember black bar will go far……
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'Beats 1 Plays' Live Tweets Songs Played on Beats 1 Radio

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Beats 1 is a multi-genre radio station for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC that plays a wide variety of songs from indie and popular artists alike, but there is currently no way to identify tracks that have already been played in realtime. To solve that problem, web apps developer Callum Jones has created an unofficial Twitter account that live tweets songs as they are played on Beats 1 Radio (via The Next Web). Beats 1 does offer archived playlists of tracks aired during featured shows The new Twitter account is aptly named "Beats 1 Plays" and makes a single tweet each time a track is played on…
  • How to Disable Automatic Subscription Following Apple Music Trial

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Apple Music made its worldwide debut in over 100 countries on June 30, with a free three-month trial available for customers to try the streaming music service. Apple requires having a valid payment method associated with your iTunes account to enable the trial, such as a credit card, and both Individual Plan and Family Plan subscriptions are set to automatically renew after the trial. For those that only want to try the Apple Music trial, learn how to turn off automatic renewal below. How to Disable Automatic Renewal Tap on the Account icon in the top-left corner of any tab in Apple Music.
  • Olloclip Debuts New 'Studio' Mobile Photography System to Accompany Lenses

    Juli Clover
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Olloclip is today introducing a new line of "Studio System" accessories designed to work with its existing Olloclip lenses, further enhancing the iPhone's photographic capabilities. The system, available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, includes a Studio Case, a Finger Grip, a Kickstand, tripod mounts, and Cold-Shoe Adapters for attaching accessories like microphones and flashes to the iPhone. A rugged protective case is the key piece of the Studio System, because it includes a built-in mounting solution that can accommodate the other Studio parts. Once the Studio Case is attached to the iPhone,…
  • Replace the 'Apple Connect' Tab with a 'Playlists' Tab in Apple Music

    Arnold Kim
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Earlier today, Apple launched their much anticipated Apple Music streaming service. The iPhone app includes dedicated tabs called "For You", "New", "Radio", "Connect", and "My Music". The first two tabs offer areas for music discovery, while "Radio" provides themed stations as well as Apple's own Beats 1 Radio. Meanwhile, the last tab, "My Music" provides you with access to the rest of your existing music catalog as well as any new songs you might add from Apple Music. The "Connect" tab, however, is a new service from Apple which is described as a place where "musicians give their fans a…
  • Beats 1 Radio Accepting Song Requests from Listeners

    Juli Clover
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:44 pm
    One of the upcoming segments on Beats 1 radio is called "Requests," and it appears this broadcast will feature songs that have been requested from Beats 1 listeners around the world. According to a tweet from the Beats 1 Twitter account, users can request a song by calling in to the station. The Apple Music Tumblr site has a page that's dedicated to requests, listing phone numbers around the world for listeners to call to request a song. In the United States, the number for making a request is 1-310-299-8756, or 1-877-720-6293 for toll free. Hi - In a few hours we turn the show over to…
 
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