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  • Beginner’s guide to designing a great presentation

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Ever sat through a presentation where the speaker was solid, the information good, but the visual portion looked like something straight out of 1995? It’s a common problem, yet there’s no reason to stay mired in the 20th century with this seven-step guide from Canva’s Scott Schwertly and Canva’s presentation templates. Trust us, you’ll feel that much more confident speaking to a crowd when you know you’re at the top of your visual game, too. 1. One idea Content is the backbone of your slides, but that doesn’t mean it needs to carry the design weight. Keep…
  • Jimmy Kimmel Got the 'Friends' Gang Back Together

    Mashable
    Neha Prakash
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Jimmy Kimmel — like the majority of the world — is a major Friends fan Apparently, he has spent the past 10 years since the show went off the air writing fan fiction about Rachel, Phoebe and Monica. And on Wednesday's show, he got to perform it alongside the actual Friends cast After roping Jennifer Aniston into a scene about Rachel and Ross discussing having sex, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow pop by to the iconic purple-walled apartment we all called home for years See also: 'Friends' Theme Song Cover Will Give You Chills Unfortunately, in Kimmel's script, Joey and Chandler have…
  • Quora Finally Releases An IPad App

    Fast Company
    Alice Truong
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The number of answers on the platform has tripled since the start of the year.Four and a half years since its founding, Quora has released its long-overdue iPad app.Read Full Story
  • Enevo’s Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates

    TechCrunch
    Mike Butcher
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. Enevo has a service… Read More
  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
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  • Beginner’s guide to designing a great presentation

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Ever sat through a presentation where the speaker was solid, the information good, but the visual portion looked like something straight out of 1995? It’s a common problem, yet there’s no reason to stay mired in the 20th century with this seven-step guide from Canva’s Scott Schwertly and Canva’s presentation templates. Trust us, you’ll feel that much more confident speaking to a crowd when you know you’re at the top of your visual game, too. 1. One idea Content is the backbone of your slides, but that doesn’t mean it needs to carry the design weight. Keep…
  • This little piggy wants to make your day [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Need an instant pick-me-up? Look no further than this vine of a baby pig prancing through the grass with nary a care in the world. Whee, whee, whee, all the way home, baby! Full story at Huffington Post. Adorable animals. Graphics credit: Canva
  • A poem from Chicago to their Little League National Champs

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    If you missed this year’s Little League World Series, you missed a special event that put the icing on the cake of summer this year. Though Jackie Robinson West lost to South Korea in Seoul, it doesn’t lessen the thrill watchers felt cheering on their teams. To honor the hometown national champs, Chicago Tribune writer Mary Schmich wrote this poem for the Boys of Summer, with a nod, of course, to the irrepressible Mo’ne Davis. We lined up on this Wednesday morn Awaiting the parade We came to give them one last cheer And thanks for how they played. By “they” I…
  • Tough twins touch many as man with cerebral palsy finishes Ironman Triathlon [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    Peder Mondrup may not have come home in first at the Ironman Copenhagen, yet he did make history as the first man with cerebral palsy to finish the race with the help of his twin brother, Steen. Team Tvilling (Team Twin) came in right before the cutoff time to rousing cheers. Steen pulled Peder in a raft through the 3.8 kilometer swim portion, biked 180 kilometers in a custom-built cycle with a wheelchair in front, then polished off the 42.2 kilometer marathon pushing his beloved twin in his wheelchair. “If I can give Peder the feeling of not sitting in a wheelchair for a few hours,…
  • The science of Sriracha [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Sriracha: ketchup on crack, hot sauce on steroids, the best condiment in the world. What makes this sauce so very delicious? Watch the video to find out: Full story at Reactions on YouTube. The science of food. Photo credit: Canva
 
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  • Jimmy Kimmel Got the 'Friends' Gang Back Together

    Neha Prakash
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Jimmy Kimmel — like the majority of the world — is a major Friends fan Apparently, he has spent the past 10 years since the show went off the air writing fan fiction about Rachel, Phoebe and Monica. And on Wednesday's show, he got to perform it alongside the actual Friends cast After roping Jennifer Aniston into a scene about Rachel and Ross discussing having sex, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow pop by to the iconic purple-walled apartment we all called home for years See also: 'Friends' Theme Song Cover Will Give You Chills Unfortunately, in Kimmel's script, Joey and Chandler have…
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wed in Secret Ceremony

    Neha Prakash
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval in France, a spokesman for the couple said Thursday They wed in a small, nondenominational civil ceremony attended just by friends and family. Jolie and Pitt obtained their a marriage license from a local California judge, who also presided over the ceremony in France, the AP reports See also: Angelina Jolie Hilariously Legbombs the Internet The couple's six children took part in the festivities. Sons Maddox and Pax walked their mother down the aisle. Daughters Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox…
  • 19 Ways the Sushi Obsession Has Gone Too Far

    Brian Koerber
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Listen people, this is an intervention. Your addiction to sushi is out of control. We know, the Japanese dish is delicious. With countless varieties and combinations, it's hard to put the chopsticks and ginger down. See also: Creative Mom Turns Bento Boxes Into Geography Lessons But sushi enthusiasts have taken their passion to the extreme, adapting all types of foods and items that should probably never go into or be associated with sushi. Hide the babies. Read more... More about Lists, Sushi, Funny, Watercooler, and Food
  • The 10 Most Valuable 'Antiques Roadshow' Items

    Kyli Singh
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Digging up forgotten treasure in grandma's dusty attic sounds like a tale too good to be true But for some, that dream has become a reality. The popular PBS television series Antiques Roadshow has earned some local antique owners a small fortune. From art to toys to clothes, people bring in all sorts of goodies to be professionally appraised by experts. Most leave in disappointment, but a lucky bunch have walked away with more than expected See also: 9 Valuable Things You Didn't Know Are Lying Around Your House Here's a look at the 10 most valuable finds on America's Antiques Roadshow Have…
  • When to Say No (or Yes) to Additional Responsibilities at Work

    The Daily Muse
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Think about your average work week: How many of your daily tasks fit into the original job description you were hired to do? Chances are that, over time, out of an eagerness to prove yourself, you’ve taken on a number of responsibilities that fall well outside the realm of your core role. But how much of this newfound accountability is contributing to your professional advancement—and how much of it is just running you ragged? Top performers can be a prime target for additional requests because they enjoy challenge and frequently seek out new ways to demonstrate their skills. But…
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  • Quora Finally Releases An IPad App

    Alice Truong
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The number of answers on the platform has tripled since the start of the year.Four and a half years since its founding, Quora has released its long-overdue iPad app.Read Full Story
  • Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees

    Elizabeth Segran
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    As colleges across the country begin revving back up, you might want to reconsider your major.Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen once said that the average English degree holder is fated to become a shoe salesman, hawking wares to former classmates who were lucky enough to have majored in math. Meanwhile, PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, who studied philosophy at Stanford, refers to degrees like his as "antiquated debt-fueled luxury goods." Faced with such attacks on the liberal arts, it's no wonder that interest in the humanities is waning. As the college year begins, many students are likely…
  • How To Stop Putting Things Off And Make Yourself Get To Work

    Leo Babauta
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    No more excuses: Stop procrastinating and get to work with these tips.One of the biggest problems you need to solve if you work for yourself is how to make yourself do work.Read Full Story
  • Jobs Of The Future: Where They Are, How To Get Them

    Lydia Dishman
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    Designer, developer, data scientist are all predicted to be in-demand jobs in the coming year. How to land one? Not the way you think.Two years ago, I asked a college-bound 18-year-old what kind of job she'd like to have after earning her degree. "I don't know," she told me, adding, "I don't think it's been invented yet."Read Full Story
  • Jon Stewart Nails Fox News Over Michael Brown Coverage

    KC Ifeanyi
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Daily Show FTW.In a Daily Show rant for the ages, Jon Stewart has summed up the outrage and frustration so many have been feeling toward the media coverage following Michael Brown's murder at the hands of a Ferguson, Mo. police officer.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Enevo’s Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates

    Mike Butcher
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    You’ve heard of the Internet of Things. Well how about the Internet of Shit? Enevo is a startup which has created a ‘sensor-based’ waste collection system to track… yes, you get the idea. It’s today announced $8 million of funding from Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and Risto Siilasmaa, among others. Enevo has a service… Read More
  • Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App

    Ryan Lawler
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
     Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. Today the company is finally making its Q&A platform available on the iPad, extending its reach onto the last major device platform it didn’t have a mobile app for. Read More
  • Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
     Dyson is teasing a big announcement for September 4, and it released a new video teaser to get people thinking about what might be unveiled. The video shows a lab as seen from the perspective of a particularly wide-angle lens, along with quick bursts of schematic imagery that’s somewhat suggestive of robotic vacuum designs, with a circular device even depicted rolling along the floor at… Read More
  • Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Catherine Shu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
     Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More
  • Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
     Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More
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  • The end of everyone

    Seth Godin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm not sure if it was ever possible to say, "everyone loves ___," "everyone respects ___" or even, "everyone really doesn't like ___", but there's no doubt at all that this isn't true any more. There is no more everyone. Instead, there are many pockets of someones.        
  • "I made it my mission..."

    Seth Godin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    These are the people you want to hire, the people who will become linchpins, the people who will change your organization for the better. Not people who merely accept a mission, or grudgingly grind through a mission, but people who voluntarily choose to make something important their mission. This post from Scott on iOS battery life is what I'm talking about. Mission-driven beats compliant, every time.        
  • The best lesson from Fantasy Football's success

    Seth Godin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When people say, "my team," they mean it. In the top-down world of industrial marketing, the San Francisco 49ers say, "we built this team, buy a ticket if you want to come." Then, a few years later, it broadened to, "you should buy a jersey so you can be part of it." In the sideways, modern world of peer-to-peer connection, people say, "my team has this player, that player and this defense." It belongs to them, because they built it. Everyone has their own team. In neither case is the fan on the field, getting concussed or making the big decisions. It doesn't matter. What matters is that our…
  • The idea is not the (only) hard part

    Seth Godin
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In 1989, I created and launched a new idea: videotapes of people playing video games. It was ridiculed by the hipsters of the day, and my publisher later admitted that they hadn't even bothered to bring it to market beyond a few stores. A copycat product went on to sell a few million copies. Today, Amazon paid a billion dollars for Twitch, which is precisely the same idea, used by millions of people every day. More than a billion hours have been spent/wasted on Twitch to date, I'm guessing. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for a commission check. No, the hard part isn't merely thinking…
  • You could wreck this (if you want to)

    Seth Godin
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    Which is more satisfying: Breaking something or watching someone else break it? When we sense a job is going wrong, it's easy to act out and make things worse... in the moment, it might feel like it's better to get fired for something we did than to get laid off. When a partnership hits some bumps, it might be tempting to keep score, push back on everything and get ready to fight... actually causing the change that you fear. A challenging project, employee or situation sometimes is easier to avoid than it is to work on. Leaning in is really difficult when you sense that there's nothing to…
 
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  • You’ve got Face Mites

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    There are mites living on you right now. YOU. Yes, you.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Make Ice?

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    I’ve always thought about making ice. What is the energy required to make ice? It’s not such an easy question. The problem is that going from liquid water to solid ice, you DECREASE the total energy in the system. But look at the reverse question. How much energy does it take to melt ice? That’s […]
  • Things Get Super Intense in This Week’s Best Trailers

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    It's time to face the facts. Summer is nearly over. As Labor Day approaches we need to start packing away those beach towels, because that long setting sun will soon hibernate for the winter, and the box office is heralding its slumber. So get ready to say goodbye to the Newsroom, hello to Girls, and something like "Get out!" to demons and robot oppressors and craven journalists, because they're all here and ready to walk you into the fall.
  • The Dying Tradition of Sri Lankan Stilt Fishing, Captured in Powerful Photos

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Steve McCurry captured an iconic image of Sri Lankan stilt fisherman back in 1995. Nowadays, not many remain as photographer Florian Müller found out.
  • Volvo’s New SUV Will Be Super-Safe Because It’s Semi-Autonomous

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Volvo is one of the few automakers willing to say that self-driving cars are the key to safer roads.
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  • Top 5 SEO Techniques That Will Hurt Your Business

    Guest Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    This is a guest contribution by Greg Whelan of RankExperts. 5. Relying on Backlinks Alone The use of SEO has been on the rise for a long time, especially for people who venture in online business. However, while SEO is considered a core tool in enhancing online businesses, the same trend can trigger adverse effects if not implemented in the right way. There are certain limits that you must observe when employing SEO for your business – in other words, SEO for business should never be used blindly. A great number of online businesses are established each day with most of them turning…
  • How to Create Massive Value Content & Blow Your Readers’ Minds

    Guest Blogger
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Let’s face it. Your readers are selfish. The moment they land on your blog, they look for “what’s in it for me?”. And that’s not such a bad thing after all. Knowledge is power. Once you know what they are looking for, you can serve it to them. At the time of writing this, there are 152,000,000 blogs on the Net. That means every half a second, a new blog is created somewhere in the world. It’s getting harder and harder to be found in the blogosphere and this is not changing in the future. If you’re passionate about your topic,…
  • How to Write Smart Content on Days You’re Feeling Dumb & Distracted

    Guest Blogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pratik Dholakiya. It’s Wednesday morning, you barely slept last night, missed your morning coffee because you were running late, and are now sat in front of your computer staring at a blank Word file wondering what on earth you’re going to write about. You know you should get on with the task but your hands don’t move and your brain refuses to boot up. You’re longing for Saturday already, but it’s only the middle of the week.  Yeah, the world is a cruel place. Especially for writers who need to hammer out reams of authentic material every single…
  • How to Optimize Your Content for Authorship Success

    Guest Blogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jaclyn Freeman. Who are you? Don’t fret – this isn’t philosophy class and no, we’re not trying to steal your identity. One of the most important things you can do in 2014 as a content creator, is identify who you are as a personal brand by monitoring how you come across online. As a writer, it is essential that you are taking advantage of every opportunity you have to turn yourself into a developed brand.  Twitter, that always-on social network that is constantly abuzz, and Google+, a social network claimed to offer incredible SEO benefits, offer…
  • 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips

    Guest Blogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    This is a guest contribution from John Philips. 10 Vital WordPress Security Tips Security should be of paramount concern to any blogger or website owner. It may seem like a tedious task, but it could protect your website from becoming a hacker’s playground. If your site has a revenue stream, then some time invested into security could also protect your livelihood. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. There’s an ever growing collection of useful plugins, but it’s dangerous to think that there is a single solution to website security. It’s important to…
 
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  • Google News and Weather Brings Glancable Updates to Your Home Screen

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Android: Hop in your wayback machine. Google has updated its already-sweet News and Weather widget and released it to the Play Store. Yes, the one that was last seen with the Galaxy Nexus.Read more...
  • 7 Tips For Less Terrible Smartphone Photos

    Michael Hession on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Smartphones have made quality photography fun and accessible for everyone. But there's still a lot more to it than just pointing and tapping if you want to lasting images. Here are a few simple ways to improve your everyday photo-taking. Read more...
  • Pics.io Manages, Previews and Edits RAW Photos in the Cloud

    Mihir Patkar
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Web: If you prefer shooting images in better-quality RAW formats , you must be well aware how photo-sharing sites like Flickr don't support that. Pics.io uploads RAW and JPEG formats to Google Drive, has built-in editing tools, and previews them online. Read more...
  • Make a Small Air Conditioner Out of an Ice Bucket

    Kit Stansley on Workshop, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    There are still a few sweltering days of summer left, and if you're looking for a cool breeze without the expense of an actual air conditioning unit here's a way to use a bucket and some ice to cool down an entire room.Read more...
  • What's the Best Investment Firm?

    Alan Henry
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Keeping track of your money and planning for retirement is no easy task. Whether you're just dumping money into your employer's 401(k) or you have your own IRAs or other investments, odds are you have experience with one (or several) firms that help manage that money. This week, we want to know which ones you like the most. Read more...
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  • New Photos of Claimed iPhone 6 Parts Show Closer Look at Rear Logo, Revamped Speaker

    Richard Padilla
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    New photos of various components said to be from the iPhone 6 have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), giving us a glimpse at both internal and external parts to be used in the device. The first set of images show SIM card trays and home buttons in a range of three different colors, which may indicate that the iPhone 6 will keep the same space grey, gold, and silver options from the iPhone 5s. This is in line with a previous leaks, including one from last month which also showed SIM trays in three different colors. The SIM trays shown in the photos also appear to be slightly…
  • Apple to Unveil Wearable Device on September 9 Alongside iPhone 6

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Apple has plans to unveil its upcoming wearable device in September, alongside the iPhone 6, reports Re/code. The site previously suggested Apple had planned to debut the device at an October event, but now says that Apple's plans have changed. iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelbandRemember back in June when I said Apple hoped to schedule a special event in October to show off a new wearable device? Remember how I also said this: "Could things change between now and fall? That's certainly possible." Turns out that was a prescient hedge, because things have changed. Apple…
  • More Evidence of NFC Support for Both iPhone 6 Models

    Eric Slivka
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Last week, Chinese repair firm GeekBar shared a claimed schematic for the iPhone 6 showing what was claimed to be the pinning diagram for the device's rumored near field communications (NFC) chip. The part addressed on the schematic, PN65V, was thought to be a version of NXP's PN65 NFC package currently used in several Android devices. The leak is one of several schematics shared by GeekBar over the past week and a half, and while some of the components have been misidentified, it is looking increasingly likely that the schematics themselves are legitimate. Seen in that light, it is worth…
  • Apple to Reportedly Launch Thinner MacBook by End of 2015

    Richard Padilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Apple will launch a thinner MacBook near the end of this year or sometime next year, according to a new report from Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources in Taiwan, the report notes that component production has already begun in small volumes. Apple will also reportedly cease production of the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro by the end of 2014. A report last month claimed that Intel's continued delays of its Broadwell chip may cause Apple to push back the release of its 12-inch MacBook until late this 2014 or early 2015. The 12-inch MacBook is said to include a Retina display and may either…
  • Hands On With QuickBoard, a Quick Text Insertion Keyboard Coming to iOS 8

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When iOS 8 is released to the public in the fall, iOS users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including system wide third-party keyboards, which will bring fresh functionality to the default iOS keyboard. Third-party keyboards are available on Android devices and have been long-desired on iOS, so several popular keyboard developers announced plans to bring their software to iOS shortly after third-party keyboard integration was announced at WWDC. After iOS 8 launches, we'll be seeing new keyboards from well-known developers like Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey,…
 
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  • How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole – or What Separates Me From Most People

    Chris Brogan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Jacq and I work well together. She has this uncanny ability to point me towards interesting things that end up being passions of mine. She decides to get back into lifting weights, and then I rush out and get fanatical about it. She decides to work promoting Visalus, and then I go nuts. Jacq’s given me lots of ideas over the past few years. In talking about this, we both realized there something that separates me from lots of other people. I love to fail. How to Fail Your Way Out of a Hole I should probably rephrase that. I don’t love to fail. Who does? Last place? Yay! No, not…
  • War is Work, Not Mystery

    Chris Brogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    When we get antsy, we stop what we’re doing. When we are unsure, we grind to a halt. In Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, there’s a great speech given by King Leonidas to his generals before the night of The Battle of Thermopylae (the movie 300 also covers this, kind of). Here are just a few excerpts from the speech: “Keep your men busy. If there is no work, make it up , for when soldiers have time to talk, their talk turns to fear. Action, on the other hand, produces the appetite for more action.”Continue Reading
  • Why I Switched to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    I recently moved chrisbrogan.com to the Rainmaker platform, because I wanted to work more on my business, and less on the details of maintaining a website. In case you’re not aware, Rainmaker is a hosted WordPress solution with a very customized back-end so that everything is a lot simpler and cleaner and easier to understand. By “hosted,” I pay a monthly fee to run the site on Copyblogger Media’s servers, and for the platform and all the themes. Continue Reading
  • Buy The Right Thing

    Chris Brogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    In case you don’t already get my podcast, I thought I’d stick a copy of it here to check out. I recorded a short little conversation about choices and price and value and how we sometimes make really silly choices that don’t make any sense whatsoever. Also, in this recording, I mentioned a webinar I’m hosting. If that’s interesting, check it out. It will be the right thing. Continue Reading
  • How Can I Focus Better?

    Chris Brogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The strangest of moments can bring you insights. I’ll tell you that for sure. Do you see the picture that accompanies this post? That was moments after winning a silly competition where I had to use a piece of uncooked spaghetti to spear six ziti noodles without using any hands. How did I accomplish this faster than my competitors? Well, that’s where the insight came in. How Can I Focus Better? In that moment, my brain-chatter was intense: “I don’t want to be here. Why did I say yes to this? This is stupid? I’m going to LOOK stupid. Wow, I’m very shaky. My…
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  • How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer

    Linda Formichelli
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    How sweet it would be to earn $250 per hour — as a writer, no less. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? It’s kind of like your dream to win America’s Got Talent with your nose whistling routine: Fun to think about, but it ain’t gonna happen. Well, I’m going to risk your snorts of disbelief by telling you $250 per hour is the average rate I earn with any type of writing I do, whether it’s copywriting, content writing, or journalism. I’m not special (though my mom thinks so). My writing skills are good, but not Donna Tartt good. And as you’ll see…
  • Save $100 on SMX East in New York

    Jerod Morris
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search engine marketing conference, and this fall SMX East will take place in the nation’s most populous city. And if you’re planning on heading to New York City for SMX East (September 30 – October 2), we’ve got a way for you to save $100. Just use the code smx100copy at checkout to save $100. You’ll get to hear keynote speaker Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed Founder & CEO, provide insight on leveraging viral content, as well as other sessions like: Defining & Mapping The Native Advertising Landscape Automation…
  • Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips

    Nick Chowdrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle. In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink and socializes, while Technical Writing runs the grill and feeds all the guests. Copywriters may think technical writing is simple, but it actually presents a number of challenges unique to the discipline. If you receive a technical writing assignment, will you know how to handle it? Whether you’re a freelance copywriter or work in-house at an agency, at some point it’s likely you’ll be asked to produce a piece of technical…
  • The 7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living

    Sonia Simone
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re a writer, you might have heard this most of your life. People don’t make a living writing. You should find something practical to do with your life. Smart, capable writers grimly pass around war stories on Facebook. Penny-a-word assignments, clients who don’t pay, disdain for our craft, and disrespect for our profession. And yet. Look around us, at this digital world so many of us spend our lives in. It’s made of ones and zeroes, yes. But it’s also made of words. The technology exists because we create words worth sharing Text, video, audio. It all…
  • An Internet Marketing Education in 16 Ebooks and 20 Emails. No Charge.

    Brian Clark
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Want to discover the smartest ways to mix social media, content marketing, and SEO for lead generation? Want to convert those leads to customers and clients? We’ve got you covered with Internet Marketing for Smart People. And there’s absolutely no charge. These 16 high-impact ebooks plus our 20-installment email course deliver the techniques and strategies you need to know to become a much smarter marketer online. Find out more and sign up (free) right here. About the authorBrian Clark Brian Clark is founder and CEO of Copyblogger, and uncompromising evangelist for the Rainmaker…
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    Macworld

  • The Apple customer-support site that's built just for you

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve got a Mac, an iPhone, maybe an iPad or two in your household, and you have a problem. Maybe one of them’s got a cracked screen, and you want to find out if it’s still under warranty (and what that warranty covers). Maybe one of them won’t start up, and you want to find out what to do. Maybe you just have a question that requires an Apple expert. Turns out you can find out all that and more in one place—a place that a lot of Apple users have never heard of. You probably know about Apple’s standard Support website. But I’m betting you haven’t been to your own personal…
  • MultiSync EA244UHD review: 4K display's wide color gamut ideal for production

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The NEC MultiSync EA244UHD is a 24-inch, 4K desktop monitor. Priced around $1350, the EA244UHD may be expensive, but when connected to a new Mac Pro over Mini DisplayPort, its pixel-doubled resolution can provide you the desktop “retina display” experience not available from an Apple display. The EA244UHD is the third 3840 by 2160 (4K) monitor we’ve seen in the lab, and at 23.8-inches diagonally, its also the third different size we’ve seen. The previously reviewed Asus PB287Q is a 28-inch monitor and the Sharp PN-K321 measures a massive 32-inches, diagonally.To read this article in…
  • Why old iPhones become sluggish over time

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn’t hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and Tablets in my basement and dig out my old iPhone 4 to lend to her for a few weeks. After all, with a new model all but certain to be announced by mid-September, it would make little sense to purchase a new handset before then.After restoring the phone and upgrading it to iOS 7, I couldn’t help but notice that the user interface felt a…
  • Four tips to soup up Safari on iOS

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    If mobile browsing stats are any indication, iOS users spend way more time on the Web than their Android counterparts. Given how much we rely on Safari, though, there are a surprising number of features that you might not have heard of.Transcript This is Macworld senior editor Dan Moren. Safari’s probably one of the most used apps on your iPad or iPhone, but there are a handful of little features that you might not have stumbled across. Here are just a few that can help you browse more powerfully and efficiently. You’re scrolling through a lengthy article on the history of Prussia—as…
  • Leafnote review: Focus on writing, not on how to use the app

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    iOS has changed the way we write. The ultra-minimal, file-free workspaces we use on our iPhones and iPads have gradually made their way to our Macs, making formatting toolbars and nested folders all but obsolete. Leafnote (Mac App Store link) isn’t quite as stark as other text editors, but it takes plenty of cues from iOS, resulting in a simple, speedy, and organized writing experience. LeafnoteTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
 
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    ReadWrite

  • Ahead Of The iWatch, Apple Has Given HealthKit A Workout

    Owen Thomas
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.When Apple first unveiled HealthKit, its software for weaving together fitness apps, wearables, and iPhones, there were more breathless exclamations than you'd find in your average SoulCycle workout.I was quick to deflate the hype around HealthKit, pointing out that the skimpy specs and documentation Apple released this summer showed that it was geared around fairly specific medical tasks, like recording a body-temperature reading from your armpit—not the needs of fitness-app makers.Since…
  • Dropbox Antes Up In The Cloud-Storage Price War

    Stephanie Chan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Cloud storage platform Dropbox announced today that it is offering a terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month, the same terabyte storage price set by competitors Google Drive and Microsoft’s One Drive. This is just the latest move in the great cloud computing war of 2014, as these three heavy hitters engage in a race to the bottom for the consumer’s storage gigabyte. In March, Google announced a terabyte for $10 a month and 10 terabytes or more for $100 a monthApple, meanwhile, plans to release its iCloud Drive later this year, which will offer 5GB for free, 20GB for a dollar a month or…
  • The Truth About DevOps: "IT Isn't Dead; It's Not Even Dying"

    Matt Asay
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    With the rise of the modern developer, traditional IT operations is dead, right? Not even close, says Puppet Labs founder Luke Kanies. And he should know. Puppet is one of the technologies at the heart of the DevOps phenomenon, a merger of traditional IT and app development in which developers take on more responsibility for running the infrastructure that hosts their apps—in part, by automating it.See also: DevOps: The Future Of DIY IT?Yet Kanies believes that while there are "plenty of environments that can survive without ops for a while," they almost certainly don't look like the…
  • Why We Self-Censor On Social Media

    Selena Larson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have you ever caught yourself deleting a Facebook status update even before you post it, because you anticipate the negative backlash it will receive from your online friends?I know I have, and according to a study by Pew Research, you probably have, too.Twitter and Facebook can be useful tools for distributing news and information, but when it comes to sharing controversial news, America can be reluctant to share things on social media if they know friends might disagree with it.To study the effect social media has on debate and discourse of polarizing public issues, researchers surveyed…
  • Comcast Data Caps Aren't Data Caps, Says Comcast

    Lauren Orsini
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Comcast, already less than loved, once again has some explaining to do.For years, the company has made sure policy makers and journalists know that it doesn’t apply “data caps.” Despite that, in some cities, Comcast imposes data limits on customers and, if they surpass that amount, issues them fines. This is what is generally known as a data cap virtually everywhere else, but Comcast has even submitted an article correction emphasizing that while it may have "data thresholds" or "flexible data consumption plans,” it is allergic to calling them data caps. Why does it matter what…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Customizing WordPress Archives For Categories, Tags And Other Taxonomies

    Josh Pollock
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Most WordPress users are familiar with tags and categories and with how to use them to organize their blog posts. If you use custom post types in WordPress, you might need to organize them like categories and tags. Categories and tags are examples of taxonomies, and WordPress allows you to create as many custom taxonomies as you want. These custom taxonomies operate like categories or tags, but are separate. In this tutorial, we’ll explain custom taxonomies and how to create them. We’ll also go over which template files in a WordPress theme control the archives of built-in and custom…
  • A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

    Daniel Pataki
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering2, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress has been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve always used WordPress in English, it took me a while to realize how important internationalization is. 29% of all WordPress.com installations3 use a non-English language which is…
  • Dropbox’s Carousel Design Deconstructed (Part 1)

    Chris Bank
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 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. By focusing on an integral set of core functionality and corresponding features for product development, these companies can efficiently launch and build on new products. While the concepts are relatively easy to grasp, the many trade-offs considered and decisions made in execution are seldom easy and are often highly debated. This two-part series, looks into the product…
  • How I Built The One Page Scroll Plugin

    Pete Rojwongsuriya
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Scrolling effects have been around in web design for years now, and while many plugins are available to choose from, only a few have the simplicity and light weight that most developers and designers are looking for. Most plugins I’ve seen try to do too many things, which makes it difficult for designers and developers to integrate them in their projects. Not long ago, Apple introduced the iPhone 5S, which was accompanied by a presentation website1 on which visitors were guided down sections of a page and whose messaging was reduced to one key function per section. I found this to be a…
  • Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers

    Jon Bernbach
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    High school. I won’t lie: I did not have the highest grades in my graduating class. Some classes and lessons were so poorly designed and delivered that I would frequently become frustrated and fatigued and would ultimately shut down. The contents of the lessons would just wash over me. The experience wasn’t pleasant, and the results were obvious from my transcripts. But I did well in a few classes. The major difference was the teaching style. Currently, I am a user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designer of mobile and web applications. In a way, like a teacher, I need to present…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Who would give a 9-year-old an Uzi?

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Mel Robbins says to prevent senseless tragedies like the one at an Arizona shooting range, it should be illegal for anyone to place a submachine gun in the hands of a child
  • ISIS' savagery, rights workers' despair

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    We who work to promote human rights operate in the realm of treaties, rule of law, and state responsibility.
  • When Americans leave for jihad

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Douglas McAuthur McCain grew up in the Minneapolis area. Aged 33, he died more than 6,000 miles to the east of his birthplace, fighting in Syria for ISIS, the group that calls itself the "Islamic State."
  • Ebola outbreak is accelerating

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    The deadly Ebola outbreak continues to accelerate in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
  • Ebola

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
  • I’m Bringing My “Shoot Like a Pro” Seminar to Swingin’ London Baby, Yeah!

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Greetings from the Airport (well, I’m already on the plane, so “greetings from the Tarmac — I’m on my way to New York to shoot the US Open Tennis Tournament, which kicks off today. But first….I’m heading to London!!! When: Friday, 10, October Where: Conference Centre Westminster Tickets: Only 99£ at http://kelbyone.com/live/uk/ Earlybird Discount: Use the code Live10″ you save £10 — enough to buy me a pint. Why: Because I love Swingin’ London baby, yeah!PLUS: If you sign up now, you get my “Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it” full tour…
  • OK, Are You Ready for a Really Cool Contest?

    Scott Kelby
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It’s called “Expose Yourself With Scott Kelby” (I didn’t name it. I would have named it “Get nudie-nude naked and naughty with DJ Scott-Scotty K and the fully clothed nudists” but they voted it down).Anyway, if you are picked as the winner, you win a Sony RX-100 Camera, so if you can get past the whole thing of having nothing on, this is awesome.The contest is for photographers who want to share what they’ve learned with other photographer through a blog post, article, photo submission, etc. on InMyBag.net —-(in their words: “InMyBag.net…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Which Three Lenses do You Need for Photography?

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I used an 85mm lens fitted with a 500D close-up lens to create this photo of a Chinese Water Dragon. Two things occurred to me When I read Phillip VanNostrand’s article The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography. One, is that his choice of lenses would not be my choice. Two, is that you cannot recommend three lenses for every photographer to use, as everybody’s requirements are different. Imagine if you went to a showroom to buy a new car and the salesperson said “Sir, the only car for you is a Ford Focus”. Fine, if that’s the car you happen to want. But how…
  • Tips on How to Get New Photography Clients

    Monica Day
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Aaaaghhhh!!!! Why aren’t people knocking down my door to get me to photograph their most precious moments?! We’ve all said this. We’ve all had those moments where we just don’t understand where the people are, or the ones that will pay us are. Or you’ve finally built a business and now it’s time to move. I get it. I’m a military spouse. I move…a lot. I have to rebuild my business every two to four years. But I’ve done it, and so can you. You don’t have to be a military spouse to benefit from these tips. They can be applied to a new business, a new market, a new city, or a…
  • What’s Really Missing from Your Photographs?

    Olivier Duong
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ever felt that your images are missing a certain je-ne-sais-quoi? I remember when I was a proud young shooter, I showed my images to my photography 101 teacher, ready for him to crown me the next best photographer he’s ever seen (Hey I was young). He looked at them, and politely said “They are coming along”. What. The. Heck dude!? I looked at him in disbelief. I tried some Jedi mind tricks on him; trying to juice some positive note out of him. After a while, it was evident he didn’t want to offend me, I tried pressing him a last time and he gave me the same…
  • Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images

    Jimmy McIntyre
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jimmy’s Luminosity Masks Tutorials – Art of Digital Blending Course For Photoshop is on sale now at 15% off over at SnapnDeals. Only until September 6th, grab it now! If you type the term ‘HDR’ into google images you’ll very quickly see why HDR photography has a bad reputation. While we all differ in our tastes, in recent years, those strongly saturated, blurry and noisy HDRs have fallen out of fashion, even amongst HDR photographers. Luminosity Masks Versus HDR Software For Creating Natural Looking HDR Images The goal, among many, is now a clean HDR look. HDR…
  • Three Types of Light: Diffused, Backlight and Reflected – What are They and When to use Them

    Natasha Cadman
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Light: it is the main component for every image that you will take. It does however come in many different forms, producing very different results. Some of these types of light are diffused, backlit and reflected. There will be times when each of these types of light is more readily available than another, or even in some cases multiple types of light at once. Some people create their full photographic style by using a certain type more, or less, exclusively in their work. But, knowing how to first spot the different light forms will allow you to take full of advantage of every scenario and…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • No one deserves a bootleg iPhone 6

    John-Michael Bond
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Friends don't let friends buy crappy bootlegged iPhones, and even your enemies should be spared. With the release of the iPhone 6 quickly approaching, scammers and opportunists are getting ready to screw over unsuspecting rubes. People who don't know...
  • In-depth analysis of soccer teams available with FuteNotes

    John Emmert
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The FuteNotes app is intended to be used by local youth soccer coaches or parents assisting the coaches but could also be used by fans who like to track their favorite professional team. The app, priced at US$2.99 works on the iPad and requires iOS...
  • "Showtime Anytime" channel added to the Apple TV lineup

    Yoni Heisler
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    With each passing month, Apple continues to flesh out the offerings available to Apple TV users. Earlier this week, Apple added "Showtime Anytime" -- Showtime's on-demand video service -- to its ever increasing lineup of compelling channels. Much...
  • Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Travel Photography...
  • Apple is about to introduce full screen ads to your iOS device

    John-Michael Bond
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Apple has formally announced two new ad formats for the iAd platform that will make ignoring advertising harder than ever. Developers can now include full-screen interstitial banner ads and pre-roll video ads within their apps. Thanks to the sizes of...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Self portrait: Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At first glance the Olympus PEN E-PL7 looks like yet another compact, selfie-friendly mirrorless camera -- but looks can be deceiving. The innards of the camera come largely from the excellent OM-D E-M10, and Olympus touts the E-PL7's autofocus system as its best yet. For all the details on the latest PEN, check out our First Impressions Review.
  • Olympus PEN E-PL7 compact mirrorless camera announced

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL7, refreshing its entry-level mirrorless line. It offers a 16MP CMOS sensor, 3-axis image stabilization system borrowed from the OM-D E-M10, 8 fps continuous shooting and built-in Wi-Fi. Not forgetting the self-portrait-obsessed masses, the E-PL7 provides an articulated 3" touch LCD capable of flipping downward by 180°. Along with the E-PL7, Olympus has also announced an update to its OI.Share app as well as a black version of its 12mm F2.0 prime. Read more
  • Watch Nature photographer Ian Shive, live, with CreativeLIVE

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    CreativeLIVE is hosting a three-day course on wildlife photography presented by Ian Shive. The course is free to watch live, and runs through August 29th. Shive will demonstrate techniques and give advice during three days of shooting, live from the Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks in Washington State. Click through for a link to the course at creativeLIVE.
  • Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Pentax K-S1 is a unique-looking DSLR, with pulsing LED lights on the front and a backlit mode dial on the back. There's more to the K-S1 than just its looks, including a new sensor, image processor, and even a new font in the menus. As always, all of the features one would expect to see on a Pentax DSLR are here too. Learn more in our slideshow.
  • Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ricoh and its Pentax brand have never been afraid of a little color, and the introduction of the K-S1 DSLR reaffirms that. The K-S1 offers a 20.1MP APS-C sensor, an AA filter simulator (as seen on the Pentax K-3) and burst shooting at 5.4 fps, but none of that is quite as attention-grabbing as its headline body specification - a set of green LEDs on the front of the camera's grip and around the power switch. Read more
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'BioShock' for iOS Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Following hints of a release earlier this summer, the iOS version of 2K Games' original first person shooter BioShock is now available in the App Store. Rumored since 2008, BioShock on iOS is a port of the full, original game first released in 2007. Set in 1960, BioShock asks players to take on the role of Jack, a plane crash survivor who finds his way into the defunct underwater city of Rapture. Jack has to fight his way out of the city, battling Big Daddies and other enemies while using an array of heavy weaponry and taking advantage of genetics-altering plasmids that grant him super…
  • Apple Denied Sales Ban on Samsung Devices From Second Patent Trial

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Apple has again been denied a permanent injunction on Samsung products that infringe on its smartphone patents, reports Bloomberg. Judge Lucy Koh today rejected Apple's plea for a sales ban on nine different Samsung devices involved in the second Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial. According to Koh, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales, despite efforts to target specific infringing features on the Samsung devices. "Apple has not satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's…
  • NimbleBit's 'Tiny Tower Vegas' Now Available Worldwide

    Juli Clover
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The sequel to NimbleBit's popular free-to-play tower building game Tiny Tower is now available for download worldwide after soft launching in several countries earlier this summer. Tiny Tower Vegas incorporates the same tower building gameplay found in the original game, melding it with several Las Vegas-themed mini games like poker and slot machines. As in the previous game, the idea is for players to continually build up and manage a tower filled with various businesses that generate coins. Like many free-to-play titles, Tiny Tower Vegas includes various countdown timers for functions like…
  • August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar. At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock…
  • PayPal Offers 25% Off iTunes Gift Cards in the UK

    Juli Clover
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    PayPal is currently offering 25 percent off digital iTunes cards in the United Kingdom, allowing users to purchase iTunes codes for the App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes Store at a discount. Under the terms of the deal, an £15 iTunes card drops to £11.25, while a £25 card drops to £18.75. Larger denomination iTunes cards of £50 and £100 are available for £37.50 and £75. Cards are only redeemable in the UK iTunes Store. The offer lasts until Thursday, August 28 at 11:59 BST, but as with all PayPal iTunes discounts, there are a limited number of codes available and…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • 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…
  • This is the world's biggest 3D painting

    talia.marcopoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic paintingAlready home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting. Named "The Rhythm of Youth," the record-breaking piece of 3D street art was created by Chinese artist Yang Yong-chun in honor of the upcoming 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, eastern China. Stretching 374.43 meters (1,228 feet) in length…
  • CNNGo in Marrakech: Souks and Moroccan pancakes

    hiufu
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    How to haggle over a cup of mint tea plus spectacular ways to see and escape Morocco's beautiful desert gateway Old meets new in Morocco's 'Red City'Marrakech's magnificent mountainsRapper tours Marrakech hot spotsIn July CNNGo travels to Morocco's red city, Marrakech. We meet master craftsmen in the city's maze-like souks, visit the playground of the snake artists and fortune tellers; see spectacular views of the city from the air and visit a secluded village that resembles an exotic kingdom from Game of Thrones. We also sample the delicious local pancakes and the contemporary arts…
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