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  • Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video]

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    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    In today's world, even though we talk a good game about it taking a village to raise a child, we don't always follow through. Not so, apparently, with elephants. The post Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The tears are out there: New ‘X-Files’ script made David Duchovny cry

    Mashable
    Tricia Gilbride
    26 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson seem as psyched that X-Files is returning as the series' superfans. Actually, maybe they are the show's biggest superfans First the pair staged a very public kiss, now David Duchovny has admitted that reading the new script made him very emotional See also: 6 modern 'X-Files' mysteries that will stress 2015 Scully and Mulder out “I got the first script this morning,” Duchovny told Entertainment Weekly. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page." Tears…
  • Introducing The New Ciara

    Fast Company
    KC Ifeanyi
    26 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    She's got a new album, a new show—I Can Do That, debuting this week—and, most importantly, a new baby who's completely changed her life.Ciara is a changed woman.Read Full Story
  • Vox Media Acquires Re/code

    TechCrunch
    Colleen Taylor
    26 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
     Digital media conglomerate Vox Media has acquired Re/code, the technology industry news publication led by renowned tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. The news was first reported today by the New York Times. Financial details of the size of the deal, which was reportedly all-stock, have not been disclosed. Re/code launched in January 2013 by Swisher and Mossberg and a number… Read More
  • The do over

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    26 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we're all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they've made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction, a new strategy or a new set of tactics. When we find ourselves in a deep hole, it's rarely because we encountered a single terrible glitch. Usually, it's the result of compounding, of doubling down on a worldview or a stand or a habit that just doesn't pay. Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I…
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  • Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    In today's world, even though we talk a good game about it taking a village to raise a child, we don't always follow through. Not so, apparently, with elephants. The post Elephant herd rushes in to protect baby in the road [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Micro apartments around the world [interactive]

    Deanne Mayall
    26 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    I love this type of thing and think I could live in a small(er) space. Not sure about my big dog, though. Check out this awesome gallery that I first saw at CNN Money. From these cities and more: Madrid New York Paris Sao Paulo Seattle The Hague Vancouver Copyrighted images, so I can’t post … The post Micro apartments around the world [interactive] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Chicago edition: What’s the last photo you took on your phone? [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Can you get a good picture of a city with the last photos taken by its citizens? Chicagoans, speak your mind, as Vimeo user Ivan Cash hits the Windy City streets and finds out what's lurking on the phones of passerby. The post Chicago edition: What’s the last photo you took on your phone? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Illuminating videos: how car headlights are made [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Though we generally don't choose a car based on its headlights alone, they are one of the aspects impacting how we see an automobile (no pun intended). The post Illuminating videos: how car headlights are made [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cats mesmerized by Whack-a-Mole game [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    Nothing like messing with the cat to brighten up a day, and a homemade Whack-a-Rat game is just the way to do it. The post Cats mesmerized by Whack-a-Mole game [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • The tears are out there: New ‘X-Files’ script made David Duchovny cry

    Tricia Gilbride
    26 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson seem as psyched that X-Files is returning as the series' superfans. Actually, maybe they are the show's biggest superfans First the pair staged a very public kiss, now David Duchovny has admitted that reading the new script made him very emotional See also: 6 modern 'X-Files' mysteries that will stress 2015 Scully and Mulder out “I got the first script this morning,” Duchovny told Entertainment Weekly. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page." Tears…
  • Bored with bowling? Try this hack

    Phil Nolan
    26 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Take comedy duo Tripp and Tyler's advice and everyone around you will think you and your friends are the worst bowlers on earth — but they won't comprehend your genius. The Tripp and Tyler Show, formerly known as “Don’t Be That Guy,” is filled with tips and tricks to make life easier and more fun. This week, the pair have a prescription to spice up your next visit to the lanes: reverse bowling. They explain the technique in the video above. See also: Take the stress out of packing for an overnight trip “The reason we created this show is because we want to make…
  • 2 of Letterman's final 'Top 10' jokes were written by an intern

    Brian Koerber
    26 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Take this as a reminder to always be nice to the intern, not only because they're people, but because they may be your boss one day. For David Letterman's final run on The Late Show, he invited a star-studded cast to perform his popular "Top 10" skit. Celebs like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jim Carrey let him have it in the final list, sharing what they've always wanted to say to the late-night star. See also: CBS wasted no time destroying Letterman's set, and fans go dumpster diving But it turns out, a 21-year-old intern wrote two of the jokes that made it into the list, Bill Scheft, a long-time…
  • Smoked salmon gets new meaning with cannabis-infused fish

    Brian Koerber
    26 May 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Another seemingly normal food has been infused with cannabis In celebration of the unofficial stoner holiday on April 20 last month, Rosenberg's Bagels owner Joshua Pollack and its general manager and self-proclaimed "Salmon Messiah" Nicky "The Fish" created what is most likely the first smoked salmon that will also get you stoned See also: Marijuana K-Cups: Convenient coffee that picks you up and chills you out The bagel shop and delicatessen, located in Denver where the consumption of recreational cannabis is legal, decided to combine two of their favorite pastimes: marijuana and smoked…
  • Khloé Kardashian upsets Instagram followers with niqab selfie

    Laura Vitto
    26 May 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Another day, another Kardashian scandal. This time, Khloé Kardashian is coming under fire for wearing a niqab in a selfie posted to Instagram while vacationing in Dubai Khloé shared the image of her dressed in the veil to her 22.9 million followers on Tuesday with the caption "Habibi Love." Habibi is a casual Arabic term of endearment, with a meaning similar to "beloved." Commenters almost immediately pounced on the image, calling Khloé out for cultural appropriation. See also: Met Gala 2015: There is no excuse for red carpet racism Habibi Love A photo posted by Khloé…
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  • Introducing The New Ciara

    KC Ifeanyi
    26 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    She's got a new album, a new show—I Can Do That, debuting this week—and, most importantly, a new baby who's completely changed her life.Ciara is a changed woman.Read Full Story
  • Today in Tabs: Revenge of the Snake People

    Rusty Foster
    26 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    FOILed again.it sounds crazy, but everything sounded crazy once. it was called the Day of Crazy Noises and it was amazingRead Full Story
  • Tech News Site Gigaom Will Relaunch This Summer

    Daniel Terdiman
    26 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    A Texas startup called Knowingly Corp. has acquired the site's domain name and archives.Gigaom, the well-regarded technology news and analysis site that shut down abruptly in March, appears set for an August relaunch.Read Full Story
  • Taco Bell And Pizza Hut Are Ditching Artificial Ingredients To Distract You From The Real Issues

    Rose Pastore
    26 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Fast food chains are trying to give their brands a healthier image, without actually making their foods healthier.When Chipotle announced earlier this month that its menu is now free of genetically modified foods, scientists were quick to point out that there is no evidence that so-called GMOs are harmful to health. According to some, the move made Chipotle seem healthier but with no real benefit to Chipotle's customers.Read Full Story
  • Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iPhone And Android This Summer

    Daniel Terdiman
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    For the first time, iPhone and Android users can access the digital voice assistant as an extension of their Windows 10 experience."Siri, how well does Microsoft's Cortana work on an iPhone or Android device?"Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Vox Media Acquires Re/code

    Colleen Taylor
    26 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
     Digital media conglomerate Vox Media has acquired Re/code, the technology industry news publication led by renowned tech journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. The news was first reported today by the New York Times. Financial details of the size of the deal, which was reportedly all-stock, have not been disclosed. Re/code launched in January 2013 by Swisher and Mossberg and a number… Read More
  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    Jordan Crook
    26 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
     TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle on June 23 and June 25 respectively, and we’re stoked to see what some of our favorite cities have to show us. We’ll be holding the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product live on stage. Alongside the input of the audience, local VCs and TechCrunch editors will hold… Read More
  • The Bank Of Facebook

    Justin Mauldin
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
     Technology is changing one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet: money. Bitcoin’s rise showed us how much demand there is for a globally accepted digital currency. However, all the things holding bitcoin back  —  merchant acceptance, instant transactions (bitcoin takes about an hour), and security  — are actively being created by the… Read More
  • TC Cribs: Lumosity’s Brilliant SOMA Office

    Colleen Taylor
    26 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
     Today’s episode of Cribs takes us to the San Francisco headquarters of Lumosity, the company that makes online games aimed at keeping your brain alert and healthy. Read More
  • Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1

    Alex Wilhelm
    26 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
     Following the bell, Workday reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company lost $0.02 per share during the period, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $251.0 million. Investors had expected the company to lose an adjusted $0.08 per share on revenue of $245.0 million. In its sequentially preceding quarter, Workday had top line of $226.3 million. The company, up… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • The do over

    Seth Godin
    26 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    Our culture places a huge premium on choosing the right answer, as if we're all on some sort of game show. Much less credit is given to people brave enough to realize that they've made a mistake who go ahead and choose a new direction, a new strategy or a new set of tactics. When we find ourselves in a deep hole, it's rarely because we encountered a single terrible glitch. Usually, it's the result of compounding, of doubling down on a worldview or a stand or a habit that just doesn't pay. Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I…
  • We are all social entrepreneurs

    Seth Godin
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It's tempting to reserve the new term 'social entrepreneurs' for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better. The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the 'regular kind') is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. But that's not how the world works. Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The…
  • When you do work that matters, the crowd will call you a fool

    Seth Godin
    24 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    If you do something remarkable, something new and something important, not everyone will understand it (at first). Your work is for someone, not everyone. Unless you're surrounded only by someones, you will almost certainly encounter everyone. And when you do, they will jeer. That's how you'll know you might be onto something.        
  • But do you want to get better?

    Seth Godin
    23 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    It seems like a stupid question. Of course we want our organization, our work and our health to improve. But often, we don't. Better means change and change means risk and risk means fear. So the organization is filled with people who have been punished when they try to make things better, because the boss is afraid. And so the patient gets the prescription but doesn't actually take all the meds. And the bureaucrat feigns helplessness because it's easier to shrug than it is to care. There are countless ways to listen, to engage with users, to learn and to improve, but before you or your…
  • How to win an argument with a scientist

    Seth Godin
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Make better science. The act of being a scientist is the commitment to the scientific method, a series of hypotheses, tests and re-evaluations. When you make better science, the scientist's previous opinion doesn't matter, not if she's being a scientist. On the other hand, if you want to win an argument with someone who refuses to act like a scientist, making better science isn't going to help you very much. The person you're arguing with now (who might be a scientist during the day, even, but is merely being a person right now) is not going to be swayed from a firmly held opinion by your…
 
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    WIRED

  • Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code

    Julia Greenberg
    26 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg's tech site, Re/code, will be joining Vox Media's portfolio of digital news sites. The post Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code appeared first on WIRED.
  • Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers’ Files

    Andy Greenberg
    26 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    On Tuesday the IRS admitted that it had been the target of a breach that compromised 100,000 taxpayers' files. The post Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers’ Files appeared first on WIRED.
  • Charter’s Time Warner Bid Could Create a True Comcast Rival

    Klint Finley
    26 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    A merged Time Warner and Charter wouldn't top Comcast. But their combined heft could set up a showdown. The post Charter’s Time Warner Bid Could Create a True Comcast Rival appeared first on WIRED.
  • Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All

    Caleb Garling
    26 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Over the past two decades, few voices have shouted louder from the rooftops about global cybersecurity and digital privacy concerns than Bruce Schneier. He’s the CTO of Resilient Systems, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and has authored 14 books—his latest, Data and Goliath, was published in March. As Facebook and Google have infiltrated our every […] The post Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All appeared first on WIRED.
  • Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Underwear Shopping Is Awkward

    Angela Watercutter
    26 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    Being the devil's plaything leaves little time for levity, so when Vanessa Ives got to have this laugh it was hard not to call it the episode's highlight. The post Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Underwear Shopping Is Awkward appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Google’s Mobilegeddon: The Best Excuse to Repurpose Old Content

    Guest Blogger
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Mike Canarelli. For bloggers looking to refresh or repurpose old content, after the April 21 release of Google’s “mobile-friendly” update comes at the perfect time and offers tremendous benefits. Gloomier prognosticators have nicknamed the update “MOBILEGEDDON” (yes, typically in all caps) because of its potential to disrupt 40% of all online searches—specifically those queried from mobile devices. What these doom-and-gloomers have forgotten to consider, however, is that because the update applies to individual web pages, as opposed to entire…
  • Four Blogging Tools to Make your Content Go Further

    Guest Blogger
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest contribution from Chris Crawfurd of sovrn. You put in countless hours to create the highest quality content possible week after week. Maybe you even spend money on hiring a graphic designer to make your work look even better. But what good is a solid piece of content if it’s not being put in front of the right audience? These four blogger tools are must-haves for any publisher looking to increase the reach of their online content: 1. Use Visual.ly to increase your content distribution Visual.ly is the world’s marketplace for visual content. Whether it’s an…
  • 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral

    Stacey Roberts
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The longer I blog, the more I hear of bloggers trying to go viral. I’m sure on top of posting consistently, using social media strategically, and generally providing interesting, useful, and inspiring content on the internet, it would be a little help if that content was seen by as many people as possible. Even better if those people hang around and provide ongoing traffic. Going viral wouldn’t hurt, right? While it won’t happen to everyone, and it’s almost impossible to force, there’s no doubt going viral can be useful when you can get it. Viral posts usually…
  • Hey Bloggers! Is it Time to Focus a little Less on Your Blog and A Little More on YOU?

    Darren Rowse
    19 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Blogging has been very good to me over the last twelve and a half years, but it’s come at a personal cost that I’m sure many can relate to. Gradually over that time I’ve allowed myself to become more and more inactive. Gradually over time I became less and less fit and gained more and more weight. Along with the weight gain and loss of fitness came a loss of energy and mental alertness. If I’m honest it also began to impact my mental health which in turn impacted numerous other areas of my life from relationships to my personal confidence and even through into my…
  • 5 Unmissable Fiverr Gigs that Will Make Your Life Easy as a Busy Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    19 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    This is a guest contribution from Pooja Lohana. Ever get mad at yourself? Because your blog is not going the way you’d like it to? You come to your desk, stare at the computer and realize there’s so much to be done. You’re tired before you’ve begun your day. But blogging is supposed to be fun. At least that’s what you were told, right? Thankfully, you can prevent that feeling of dread and overwhelm from the bulk of everyday tasks in business. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Fiverr. It’s a marketplace where users sell and buy various services starting…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Make Any Cocktail Taste Better by Adding a Pinch of Salt

    Patrick Allan
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Whether you’re shooting for sweet or sour, a cocktail should taste delicious. Adding a tiny pinch of salt to your recipe will bring out the good flavors you want without overpowering your taste buds.Read more...
  • Persuade People to Complete Tasks with Personalized Sticky Notes

    Patrick Allan
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Whether you’re delegating tasks, asking for a favor, or telling your kids to do their chores, a sticky note can make all the difference in convincing them to follow through.Read more...
  • Most Popular 3D Printing Service: Shapeways

    Alan Henry
    26 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Getting something 3D printed is easier now than it’s ever been. Whether it’s a prototype or a replacement part, there are tons of places to get it made. We asked you for your picks last week, then rounded up the five best 3D printing services . Now we’re back with your favorite. Read more...
  • Career Spotlight: What I Do as an "Ethical Hacker"

    Andy Orin
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    You occasionally hear about major security vulnerabilities being discovered before they’re exploited, like the notorious Heartbleed bug last year. Security researchers work hard to weed out those dangerous flaws before they’re found by hackers of more malicious intent. This breed of preemptive hacking is sometimes referred to as white hat, or simply “ethical hacking.”Read more...
  • Deadspin Cyclists’ Squirt-Gun Attack On PedalPub Cops Results In Six Arrests | Gizmodo Jony Ive’s Pr

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    26 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Deadspin Cyclists’ Squirt-Gun Attack On PedalPub Cops Results In Six Arrests | Gizmodo Jony Ive’s Promotion Could Mean the Next Design Revolution at Apple | io9 Why Are You Still Washing Your Clothes In Warm Water? | Jezebel How to Teach an Ancient Rape Joke | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • 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…
  • How to Launch (And Why Scaling Doesn’t Matter)

    Guy Kawasaki
    4 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the early days of starting up, the ability to scale is overrated. “Scale,” in case you haven’t heard the term, refers to the concept that there are processes in place that are fast, cheap, and repeatable because there will soon be millions of customers who generate billions of dollars of revenue. For example, if Pierre Omidyar had to test every used printer offered for sale, eBay couldn’t scale. If Marc Benioff had to make every sales call, Salesforce.com couldn’t scale. If James Hong’s parents had to check every picture to see if it was porn, Hot or Not couldn’t scale.
 
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  • Apple Replaces Problematic 'Discoveryd' Process With mDNSresponder in 10.10.4 Beta 4

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    In today's fourth OS X 10.10.4 beta, Apple made a significant behind-the-scenes change that could result in improved networking performance for some users -- the removal of the "discoveryd" process. As noted by MacRumors forum members and 9to5Mac, in OS X 10.10.4 beta 4, the discoveryd process has been replaced by mDNSresponder. Since OS X Yosemite debuted in October, there have been ongoing complaints about discoveryd consuming CPU resources, draining battery life, and causing issues with Wi-Fi. These problems have lingered for several months, even after multiple bug fixes and performance…
  • iOS 9's Upcoming Transit Addition to Maps May Be Limited in Scope at Launch

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Apple has been working on adding mass transit routing information to its Maps application for several years, and while the feature appears to be ready to debut as part of iOS 9, it could be limited in scope at launch. The transit service may initially be available only in a small number of cities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and China when iOS 9 is released to the public, according to sources that spoke to 9to5Mac. San Francisco and New York are said to be two of the locations in the United States where transit directions will be available. Both major cities are known for their…
  • Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers, Public Beta Testers

    Juli Clover
    26 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, just over two weeks after releasing the third OS X 10.10.4 beta and a month after releasing the first OS X 10.10.4 beta. OS X 10.10.4 has been in testing since mid April, following the early April release of OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos for OS X app. The new beta, build 14E26a, can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Mac Developer Center. OS X 10.10.3 brought several consumer-facing changes including the new Photos for OS X app, a redesigned emoji picker, and diversified…
  • iOS 9 to Feature Force Touch With Haptic Feedback, New Keyboard and Group Read Receipts

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Following a recent report suggesting that iOS 9 could feature "Rootless" security, "Trusted Wi-Fi" and support for legacy A5-based devices, today 9to5Mac followed up on a few smaller-scale improvements to Apple's next major software version that could have a big impact on the overall experience for iPhone and iPad users. The next-generation iPhone will feature some form of Force Touch as one of the biggest new additions to the hardware, a rumor that has been circulating since the beginning of the year and only gaining forward momentum. The report today, however, specifically mentions that…
  • Microsoft Announces Cortana For iPhone Available Later This Year

    Joe Rossignol
    26 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Microsoft today announced that its Cortana personal digital assistant will be available for iPhone and Android smartphones later this year, after multiple rumors hinting at cross-platform expansion of the service over the past year. Windows 10 will also feature a new "Phone Companion" app as a central place for PC users to install Cortana and other Windows-related apps for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Microsoft unveiled Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 last April as the company's answer to Siri and Google Now, and the company is also bringing the personal digital assistant to the desktop as…
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  • 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…
  • The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me)

    Chris Brogan
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I started blogging back in 1998. I had no idea what it was going to turn into. But over the last handful of years, I’ve known more and more what this all CAN do together. A Peek Into How This All Threads Together for ME I’m sharing MY personal setup. You can do yours any which way you want. But There’s some method to the madness, and it’s all contained in that picture above. I wanted to show you how it works for me.Continue ReadingThe post The Secret Empire Decades in the Making (and how you can start yours and get there faster than me) appeared first on…
  • How My Mom and Dad Became Drug Dealers and Why You Should Switch to Rainmaker

    Chris Brogan
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    My mom (and sometimes my dad) blog quite regularly on a site called Mom Pop Pow. I can’t post the link, because it’s thrashed with spam right now. The site was hacked. Last time Mom checked, there were many WordPress plugins that needed updating. Those might be the culprit, too. WordPress maintenance can be a part time job, I swear. And even if everything were 100% buttoned up, there are still malicious people out there looking to take over your site. It’s happened to me. Twice. Expensively. So Now My Mom and Dad are Drug Dealers You’d think that if you visited their…
  • Are You A Business or a White Truck?

    Chris Brogan
    5 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A friend recently emailed me and said she was having a crisis of faith, that her attempts to work with people weren’t going especially well, that she felt a bit lost in it all. I gave her some fairly harsh feedback, but all in the service of love. The shortest version of my response to her? “You have a white truck, not a business.” Define Your Business As Clearly As You Can When I talk about a “white truck” business, here’s the thing: if you buy a white truck like the one in the picture above, you CAN do pretty much anything with it. You could be a…
  • How I Use the Social Networks These Days

    Chris Brogan
    1 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    This post won’t change your life. Just the same, I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine. Social Networks for Business I should note that most of my opinions have changed dramatically (180 degrees level) in the last handful of months. I’m basing this on business. Not on whether I like or don’t like something, unless I state it as such.Continue ReadingThe…
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    Copyblogger

  • Showrunner ‘Short': The 4 Essential Elements of a Remarkable Podcast

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Do you want to create a podcast for listeners? Or do you want to deliver a remarkable audio experience to your audience? In this reprisal of his presentation at Authority Rainmaker, Jerod Morris dives deep into the four essential elements of a remarkable audience experience. You’ll learn: Why the general perception of the term “showrunner” is too limiting How Jerod’s method of proposing to his now-fiancée was a quintessential example of responsibility for an audience experience The step you should take right now if you’re considering launching a podcast What…
  • Behind the Scenes: Authority Rainmaker, the Next Wave of Rainmaker.FM Shows, and the Departure of Robert Bruce

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Here’s the “too long, didn’t listen version” … Authority Rainmaker was awesome (if we do say so ourselves). Especially Henry Rollins. We’re launching a whole bunch of new shows on Rainmaker.FM. This is exciting. Robert Bruce is leaving the show. He makes Benedict Arnold look like Arnold from Happy Days. In this 34-minute episode of New Rainmaker with Brian Clark, Brian and Robert discuss: A look back at Authority Rainmaker 2015 The amazing Henry Rollins experience A quick rundown of what’s coming on Rainmaker.FM Brian’s new, new podcast (yes,…
  • Editor-in-Chief: The Reader’s Advocate

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    An Editor-in-Chief evaluates what’s best for the reader in ways a writer does not … Discover why a writer’s “final” draft is different from an Editor-in-Chief’s “final” draft. In this 15-minute episode of Editor-in-Chief, host Stefanie Flaxman discusses: Why you need to always delete text from your “final” draft How to keep your readers in your “created reality” How to appreciate (and use) all of your ideas, even if you delete them from where they originally appear Why Stefanie doesn’t care about her audience in order to care…
  • How to Learn From High-Quality Failures

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the founder and Client Success Officer of Dream Local Digital, a startup helping small-to-medium-sized businesses market themselves online. She has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing, sales, and product development. She has worked with media companies focusing on Internet product development and digital revenue growth. She is considered an expert in the field of digital marketing and social media. Today’s guest is a sought-after speaker and speaks across the country about social media and online marketing. Now,…
  • 10 Odd Books That Will Improve Your Writing

    Rainmaker.FM
    26 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    You don’t have to look far to find a list of the best books a writer should read. This is a benefit for new writers, no doubt. Unfortunately, those of us who have been around for a number of years often own every book that tends to make these lists. And we read them. And re-read them. Not only do we own them, we’ve absorbed them into our bloodstreams. It wouldn’t be so bad if that list changed from year to year. But it doesn’t. So while the usual best-books-writers-should-read lists are fine for the greenhorns in the field … what about the rest of us? What about…
 
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  • The Week in Mac Apps: Clean up your contacts, folders, and desktop

    26 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    All about keeping organizedThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you all kinds of ways to keep your folders tidy and files organized—plus a couple of apps just for fun.Address Book Clearout 2.0If your contacts have turned into a duplicated mess, Grande Americano’s $5 Address Book Clearout (Mac App Store Link) can help you sort through the rubble and bring order to chaos.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Report: iOS 9 Maps will finally bring mass transit navigation...to select cities

    26 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    For iPhone users living in a big city where public transportation is oftentimes the quickest way to get around, navigating using Apple’s Maps app has been less than ideal. According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s Maps app will finally include mass transit service routes and navigation in iOS 9, coming in the fall. The long-awaited Maps integration will allow iPhone users to get directions that take into account bus routes, subway maps, and train schedules. In addition, transit spots like subway stations will be easily visible on the map, and there will be a Transit map view available alongside…
  • Facebook adds restaurant reviews from actual food critics

    26 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    In this post-Yelp era, everyone’s become a food critic. But now Facebook is looking to showcase reviews from people who actually get paid to eat for a living, above the crowdsourced noise. On Tuesday, The Verge first reported that thousands of restaurants will start integrating reviews from actual food critics on their mobile Facebook Pages. Facebook has partnered with five established publications to source these professional reviews, including Bon Appetit, Conde Nast Traveler, Eater, New York magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The “Critic Reviews” section is now right…
  • iPhone 6S will reportedly include new Force Touch feature

    26 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Do you wish you could do more than just swipe and tap on your iPhone screen? If the rumors are correct, pretty soon you will be able to interact with the iPhone in another cool way. According to 9to5Mac, the forthcoming iPhone 6S will include a “Force Touch” feature that will allow users to drop a pin in Maps, create an event in Calendar, and perform other quick functions by simply pressing more deeply on the screen. The Force Touch feature was first introduced with the Apple Watch earlier this year. On the Watch, Force Touch allows you to clear your notifications, compose a new message…
  • What Jony Ive's new job means for Apple design

    26 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Without designer Jony Ive, Apple as the world knows it wouldn’t exist. Macs, iPhones, and iPads certainly wouldn’t be as iconic without Ive’s industrial magic. The Cupertino company has always prized Ive’s skills, but now the former senior VP of design is joining CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the C-suite as Apple’s first ever Chief Design Officer. Ive established a signature look for Apple’s core device lineup and ushered in a new product category this year with Apple Watch. In his new role, which takes effect July 1 and was announced in a memo from Cook to Apple employees…
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  • The Art Of The SVG Filter And Why It Is Awesome

    Dirk Weber
    26 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    After almost 20 years of evolution, today’s web typography, with its high-density displays and support for OpenType features, is just a step away from the typographic quality of the offline world. But there’s still one field of graphic design where we still constantly fall back to bitmap replacements instead of using native text: display typography, the art of staging letters in illustrative, gorgeous, dramatic, playful, experimental or unexpected ways. 1 Liquid type effect (demo2) A Case For Display Text In HTML Sure, we’re able choose from thousands of web fonts and use…
  • Designing For Explicit Choice

    Colleen Roller
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably designed a lot of forms and web (or app) pages in which the user needs to choose between options. And as a designer, you’re likely familiar with best practices for designing forms. Certainly, much has been written and discussed about this topic. So, you probably know all about how best to label and position form fields and so on for optimal usability. But have you thought about how the design of a form affects the user’s decision-making? Have you ever considered to what extent the design itself affects the choices people make? As always in…
  • Rekindling Your Passion For Web Design

    Jeremy Girard
    22 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Burnout is a very real challenge that we face as web professionals. The same processes that help us complete projects successfully can also contribute to us falling into a…
  • Building An Advanced Notification System For WordPress

    Carlo Daniele
    20 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    A lot of tools enable us to distribute a website’s content, but when we need to promptly reach a target group, an email notification system might be the best option. If your website is not frequently updated, you could notify all subscribers each time a post is published. However, if it’s updated frequently or it covers several topics, you could filter subscribers before mailing them. If you opt for the latter, you could set up a user meta field that stores a bit of information to identify the subscribers to be notified. The same bit of information would label the posts you’re…
  • Testing For And With Windows Phone

    Daniel Herken
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Although Windows Phone usage is still low compared with other browsers1 it’s sometimes necessary to test your web work for Internet Explorer Mobile. For web developers, this could be a complication. Testing for the Windows Phone environment is not always optional, but it can be a chore — especially because the version of Internet Explorer that comes with the Windows Phone can be quirky at best. If you’re a developer without a Windows Phone device, you might have to get a little creative to ensure that your websites are being rendered properly. The Nokia Lumia 920. (Image…
 
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • 'Band of Sisters' did what male soldiers couldn't

    26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    "I remember when they were firing at these guys, the brass from the machine gun falling right over top of us," then-2nd Lt. Ashley White wrote from her base in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • How to protect 'human guinea pigs'

    26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    "The experiment worked," the doctor told me, "but the patient died."
  • Vanishing stories, vanishing country

    26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions. But one of the clearest -- and far-less-talked-about -- injustices of climate change is that it threatens to disappear entire countries.
  • Why this 'socialist' is good for Americans

    26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    As a rule of thumb, being called a socialist isn't a good thing in American politics. But if you're brave enough to describe yourself that way? Well, that might be enough to take a little bit of the sting out of your opponents' attacks.
  • Where are the black plus-size models?

    26 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    From the beginning I have been a fan of model Tess Holliday.
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  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest Think you’ve got an award-worthy landscape photo? Want to win a free ticket to Photoshop World, a KelbyOne Live event, or a KelbyOne membership? TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to submit your best landscape photo to our latest Viewbug contest for your chance to win! For all the details and to submit your photo, just click right here. The Art of the Edit with Peter Hurley It’s all about the edit! You’ve just had an awesome photo session and now you need to narrow it down to just the best ones. How do you do it? Join Peter Hurley as he walks you through…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Vincent Versace!

    Brad Moore
    19 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. -Albert Einstein I have come to believe that my job, why I was put on this earth, is to tell the truth and see the pretty. My job is to walk all over the planet and allow myself to be taken by the moment and to record the truth, beauty and moments of abandon with a camera. Interesting work if you can get it. What I discovered is so long as I stay on this path I (mostly) stay out of trouble. What I have also discovered is that…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
  • Backyard Macro Photography Safari

    Bruce Wunderlich
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! As photographers, we often have the opinion that in order to capture a great image we need to head out to an exotic location. But, what if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to one of those places? Say you have free time some morning, and would like to go outside and capture some stunning images. You might be surprised at what you can find to photograph right in your own backyard! If you don’t have a backyard, take a…
  • What it Takes to Go Pro – Lessons from 10 Professional Photographers

    Kelly Kingman
    25 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The decision to go pro with your photography business is a big step. It’s a time when the future is ripe with possibility and fears tend to run high. In what we call a “crisis of confidence,” you may find yourself comparing your work to other photographers and wondering, “am I really good enough?” or “will people give me a chance?” When you begin experiencing these thoughts, take a deep breath and remember this; almost everyone feels this way before they begin a new journey – especially if their dreams are on the line. In fact, those super successful photographers you keep…
  • Getting Started with Abstract Macro Photography

    Barry J Brady
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Lines and light can emphasize your subject Macro photography truly is a unique genre of photography. In most of the other types of photography (landscape, portrait, sport, etc.) you want to get the context of your scene in the image. In macro photography, you can literally focus in on what’s important and remove any distractions by simply getting closer. One of the best things about macro photography is that you can do it…
  • 5 Creative Macro Photography Ideas that Really Work

    Chris Corradino
    24 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any! Here are 5 quick creative tips to help you with your macro photography: 1) Use Flash for Tiny Details While a macro lens with a 1:1 (one to one) ratio is a terrific tool for close-up work, so too is an external flash. Contrary to what some photographers will tell you, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a ring light for successful results. The trick is to reduce the flash output to approximately -1.75 in TTL mode. This will…
 
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  • PlayStation Plus gets an answer to Xbox Live's subscriber-only sales

    Jon Fingas
    26 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Sony has long been willing to discount certain PlayStation games if you're a Plus subscriber, but it hasn't offered the certainty of Xbox Live's Deals With Gold. You don't know that you're going to get a steady stream of bargains, especially not for ...
  • Thieves steal tax data for 100,000 from an IRS website

    Jon Fingas
    26 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    You might need to keep a closer eye than usual on your tax-related info. The Internal Revenue Service is warning that intruders stole tax data for 100,000 people between February and May by taking advantage of a flaw in the agency's transcript websit...
  • WTF, 'Clickbait' and 'Emoji' are now officially words?

    Andrew Tarantola
    26 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    As the English language continues to evolve in response the internet's cultural onslaught, Merriam-Webster has announced that it's adding a host of new net-centric terms to its pages. In fact, the dictionary company has recently added a total of 1,70...
  • Marvel's universe gets a dedicated search engine for comic queries

    Billy Steele
    26 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Since Marvel opened up its API to developers, creative types are able to leverage the company's massive comic library for apps and the like. One dev, Filix Mogilevsky, took it upon himself to create a search engine for the collection of characters an...
  • NASA picks the scientific tools it'll use to study Europa

    Jon Fingas
    26 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    NASA is convinced that Jupiter's moon Europa is worth visiting, and for good reason: its icy surface could be hiding a giant ocean friendly to life. The agency is going to need the right equipment if it's going to verify its theories, however, which ...
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I 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 another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • 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 »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Toshiba expands its Exceria Pro SD card line to include 64GB and 128GB models

    26 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Electronics giant Toshiba has announced higher capacity models of its high-speed Exceria Pro SD cards, increasing the maximum storage available to 128GB. The 16GB and 32GB Exceria Pro cards have existed for some time in European markets. Toshiba claims they achieve read speeds of 260MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s, and the new 64GB card is said to follow suit. The highest capacity 128GB card offers a read speed of 260MB/s but a write speed of 150MB/s. Read more
  • Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera

    26 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    When Sony launched its new Xperia Z4 flagship a few weeks back it was a Japan-only release. Today the Japanese manufacturer has announced the Xperia Z3+, which is essentially identical to the Z4 but will be available globally. It includes a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor coupled with an F2.0 lens offering an equivalent focal length of 25mm. Read more
  • Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

    26 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    We've finished putting the Canon EOS Rebel T6s and T6i (760D and 750D) through our battery of image quality tests, and have updated our First Impressions Review with these results, along with explanations of what you might expect out of Canon's latest 24.2MP APS-C sensors. Curious about their dynamic range? Read our updated First Impressions to learn more
  • Samsung WB2200F sample photo gallery posted

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    We've been toying around with Samsung's WB2200F, which resembles a small Canon 1D X more than a superzoom, for several weeks. We picked out our favorite photos from this 60X zoom camera and have compiled them into a real-world samples gallery for your enjoyment. View photos
  • Pentax XG-1 real-world sample gallery posted

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ricoh's Pentax-branded XG-1 is a budget-friendly superzoom with a 24-1248mm equivalent lens and relatively compact body. Continuing with our look at long zoom cameras, we've got a full gallery of sample photos from the XG-1 for you to browse. View gallery
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realize I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7, and then on Friday I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • How to Calibrate Apple Watch for a More Accurate Offline Workout

    Lory Gil
    25 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Apple Watch tracks your movement and heart rate. It uses that information in conjunction with your gender, height, age, and weight to estimate how many calories you burn during daily movement, including light strolls and dedicated workouts. However, Apple Watch needs proper calibration to get the most accurate reading of your movement and heart rate, which is used to help determine distance and pace measurements when you are walking or running without your iPhone, or while using a treadmill. Calibration is fairly easy and takes about 20 minutes of exercise. For this purpose, you will need…
  • How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    24 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple Watch includes 6.2 GB of storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to 2GB of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there are a few steps you don't want to forget in order to play music from Apple Watch to your Bluetooth connected headphones Adding Music to Apple Watch In order to listen to music on Apple Watch without an iPhone in range, you must sync a playlist to it first. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and…
  • How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    Lory Gil
    23 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014. One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay for some older iPhones because it has the same NFC chip that's in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone 5, 5c, or 5s, you can now use Apple Pay and the watch to make secure purchases in retail locations. For those of you who haven't had a chance to use Apple Pay, we've…
  • Video Review: The MOS Kick is a Versatile Stand for Your iPhone

    Juli Clover
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone stands on the market, but every once in awhile, there's one that sets itself apart with a unique form or a rich set of features. The MOS Kick falls into the latter category, offering a stand, screwdriver, bottle opener and tripod connector in a portable package. Developed by the MOS team that's created several other popular products like the MOS Reach power outlet and the MOS cable organizer, the MOS Kick is made from metal so it can withstand being carried on a backpack or in a pocket. We went hands-on with a prototype (hence the small bit of rust)…
  • Apple Store App for iOS Updated With Touch ID Support, Two-Step Verification

    Juli Clover
    21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS to version 3.3, adding additional security and convenience features to the app. There's now a "Touch ID" option in the Account section of the app that allows users to enable Touch ID for viewing orders, accessing EasyPay receipts, and making reservations at an Apple Store. Previously, these sections of the app required an Apple ID password to be input whenever they were accessed, but now the app will ask for Touch ID verification in lieu of a password when Touch ID is toggled on. Before the update, Touch ID usage was limited to Apple Pay for…
 
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