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  • How the Cheetah accelerates faster than a supercar [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    How long does it take for a Cheetah to accelerate to sixty mph? a) 3 seconds b) 6 seconds c) 12 seconds d) 24 seconds Watch the video to find out. The answer will surprise you––and it's faster than most supercars. The post How the Cheetah accelerates faster than a supercar [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open amid off-court distractions

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park. Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010. See also: U.S. tennis player vomits on court in Australian Open match, rallies to win The No. 1-ranked Djokovic, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals.
  • The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

    Fast Company
    Matt Hartigan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.When the Seattle Seahawks take to the field against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the players' every move will be quantified like never before. That's because their shoulder pads will have sensors embedded inside that beam statistics—including field position, speed, distance traveled, acceleration and relative proximity to other players—to "receiver tags" placed around the stadium. The data, which is gathered in real time, will then be…
  • Closing The Computer Science Gap, From Classroom To Career

    TechCrunch
    Muhammed Chaudhry
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
     My twins will turn four in 2015, and they know more about computers now than I did when I took over as president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) in 2003. And it’s a good thing because currently there are more than 75,000 open jobs in computing in California and only 4,324 computer science graduates to fill them. Read More
  • Almost no one

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    There's a huge difference between "no one" and "almost no one". Almost no one is going to hire you. Almost no one is going to become a true fan. Almost no one is going to tell someone else about your work. Almost no one is going to push you to make your work ever better. If only 1% of the US population steps up, that's 3,000,000 people in the category of "almost no one." If only one out of 10,000 internet users engages with you, that's still hundreds of thousands of people. The chances that everyone is going to applaud you, never mind even become aware you exist, are virtually nil. Most…
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  • How the Cheetah accelerates faster than a supercar [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    How long does it take for a Cheetah to accelerate to sixty mph? a) 3 seconds b) 6 seconds c) 12 seconds d) 24 seconds Watch the video to find out. The answer will surprise you––and it's faster than most supercars. The post How the Cheetah accelerates faster than a supercar [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Mr. Selfie: an animated commentary on modern life [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    It used to be that we couldn't see the forest for the trees, but these days, we're lucky if we don't run into the tree while fixated on our phones. The post Mr. Selfie: an animated commentary on modern life [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The fascinating origins behind everyday symbols [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    You know that weird "B" type symbol that represents Bluetooth connectivity? There's actually a story behind that. It's a combination of two Danish runes, referring to Harald Blåtand (which translates to Bluetooth), a Danish viking king who united Denmark and Norway. The post The fascinating origins behind everyday symbols [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • SNL nails Super Bowl sexism with spot-on ad [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Nothing sounds like more fun than serving food and beer to the rowdy fans you spent days scrubbing the house for, right? Wrong! The post SNL nails Super Bowl sexism with spot-on ad [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • A masterpiece of visual storytelling [video]

    Josh Urich
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    You might not have seen the film Drive, but you're going to want to after this video. Here's why Drive is a masterpiece of visual storytelling, doing things with composition that most filmmakers don't even dream of. The post A masterpiece of visual storytelling [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open amid off-court distractions

    The Associated Press
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park. Djokovic beat Murray 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final, relegating the Scotsman to runner-up status for the fourth time in four tries in the Australian Open final. Murray had lost twice previously to Djokovic — in 2011 and 2013 — and to Roger Federer in 2010. See also: U.S. tennis player vomits on court in Australian Open match, rallies to win The No. 1-ranked Djokovic, meanwhile, is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals.
  • Super Bowl XLIX live: All the coverage that's fit to post

    Sam Laird
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Here we are, America (and points beyond): After two weeks of non-stop hype and noise, it's finally time for — lightning flashes, thunder cracks — Super Bowl XLIX But today's not just Super Bowl Sunday, it's also your lucky day. Right here, we'll be chronicling all the action, all game long See also: Super Bowl XLIX preview: The battles (and balls) to watch Updates, analyses, stunning plays, viral moments, game resets — we'll have all that and more in the Storify, below. Chances are, we're all in for a fun battle between two evenly matched teams And if this game turns into a…
  • Super Bowl 2015 commercials: Watch them all, here

    Neha Prakash
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    If you think the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots have a big night, imagine what brands must be going through Super Bowl XLIX kicks off Sunday, and while it may be the most important night in football, it's also the biggest in marketing. Brands have continued to top their advertising stunts of Super Bowls past, enlisting celebrities galore — including comedic ladies Mindy Kaling, Chelsea Handler and Aubrey Plaza, to name a few this year — goofy pranksters and adorable puppies See also: Super Bowl XLIX preview: The battles (and balls) to watch Watch the 2015 Super Bowl ads…
  • The saint factory: Home of religious sculptures

    Christina Ascani
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    In the south of Poland, a small Silesian town is home to a unique form of manufacturing that most rarely think about: religious sculptures. For more than 100 years, the Workshop of Sacral Art, founded by Kazimierz Schaefer in 1898, has been producing concrete and plaster statues of saints using traditional methods Now 117 years later, the factory is currently run by Schaefer's granddaughter Barbara. More than 250 models of religious figures of differing sizes, including statues of Christ, popes and saints, as well as re-creations of the Christmas nativity scene, are being sold both locally…
  • Hundreds of flights canceled in and out of Chicago as snowstorm hits Midwest and Northeast

    Christina Warren
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Update, 4:29pm EDT: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared a snow emergency and shuttered Boston public schools for Monday. BREAKING: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declares snow emergency, Boston public schools closed Monday: pic.twitter.com/AIu6teQFI2 — Chris Caesar (@ChrisCaesar) February 1, 2015 A majority of the flights into and out of Chicago were canceled on Sunday, as the Midwest and New England prepare for more snow. The snowstorm is expected to be among the most far-reaching of this season to date, stretching from Nebraska to Maine, according to the National Weather Service.
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    Fast Company

  • The Quantified Player Comes To Super Bowl XLIX

    Matt Hartigan
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Along with adding a whole new layer of quant nerdiness to the Big Game, the technology could help the NFL figure out how to make football safer.When the Seattle Seahawks take to the field against the New England Patriots this Sunday, the players' every move will be quantified like never before. That's because their shoulder pads will have sensors embedded inside that beam statistics—including field position, speed, distance traveled, acceleration and relative proximity to other players—to "receiver tags" placed around the stadium. The data, which is gathered in real time, will then be…
  • Snapchat's First In-App Web Series Is Coming Tomorrow

    John Paul Titlow
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Eager to erect a profitable business model, Snapchat is taking a page from Netflix's playbook.Snapchat is about to start feeling a bit more like Netflix. At least, that's what the company is aiming for with the arrival of its first in-app episodic video series. If the gamble works, you (or your teenage kids) will soon be spending a lot more time staring into the app.Read Full Story
  • Google Now Will Finally Pull In Data From Your Other Apps

    Luke Dormehl
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With services like Airbnb, Lyft, and Pandora, Google Now just got a lot better.Google's various services have long been more partner-friendly than those of Apple and others, but today the company announced that Google Now—its smart personal assistant—will now support close to 40 different third-party apps.Read Full Story
  • Vine Launches New Video Service Aimed At Kids

    Luke Dormehl
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    To ease parental concerns, there will be a curation process for "appropriate" content.No matter which business you're in, if you can hook your audience young, you've got it made! So is the case with Vine, which has just launched a junior version of its looping video app.Read Full Story
  • Newly Decoded Tattoos Show Ancient Mummy Was Clearly A Goth

    Sophie Weiner
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old mummy, has 61 tattoos all over his body. Marco Samadeli/EURAC via io9 A team of anthropologists was finally able to decode the 61 tattoos on the body of Ötzi, the Iceman, a mummy who died around 3,300 BC. Ötzi was found in the Alps on the border of Austria and Italy 1991, but until now, scientists haven't been able to make out his tattoos, due in part to his age-darkened skin. These tattoos are among the oldest ever found on humans.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Closing The Computer Science Gap, From Classroom To Career

    Muhammed Chaudhry
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
     My twins will turn four in 2015, and they know more about computers now than I did when I took over as president and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) in 2003. And it’s a good thing because currently there are more than 75,000 open jobs in computing in California and only 4,324 computer science graduates to fill them. Read More
  • The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015

    Sarah Perez
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
     I know I’m late to the party by some accounts. Early adopters cut the cord years ago and haven’t looked back. For me, turning off cable TV was an idea I flirted with, yet I just kept renewing my package deal for some reason. But there has been no better time to finally severe ties with big cable, and their pricey television packages that have you paying for hundreds of channels… Read More
  • The Freedom Clip Breaks Coffee Pod DRM Because Java Wants To Be Free, Man

    John Biggs
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
     The latest Keurig K-Cup machines have a dirty secret: built into the little ground coffee pods that so many know and love is a nefarious form of DRM. A special ink found only on real cups (and damaged by use) ensures that you can only use “real” K-Cups, thereby preventing you from making your own pirate cups. But freedom’s just another word for sticking it to the man, and… Read More
  • The Pirate Bay Is Back After Nearly Two Months Of Downtime

    Darrell Etherington
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
     One of the Internet’s most targeted, and yet also most hard-to-kill sites is back again following a raid on its servers over seven weeks ago: The Pirate Bay resides once again at its familiar “.se” URL, offering a database that appears to be fairly intact, with torrents mostly in place up to its closure on December 9. The website, a famed destination for those seeking… Read More
  • The Storm eBike Is A $499 Entry-Level Electric Bike

    Kyle Russell
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
     At its $499 launch price on Indiegogo, the Storm eBike seems like a solid entry-level option. Comparable bikes I’ve tried cost a few hundred dollars more, and if you really do want things like fancy industrial design and storage for stuff while you ride, you generally have to pony up well over $1,000. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Almost no one

    Seth Godin
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    There's a huge difference between "no one" and "almost no one". Almost no one is going to hire you. Almost no one is going to become a true fan. Almost no one is going to tell someone else about your work. Almost no one is going to push you to make your work ever better. If only 1% of the US population steps up, that's 3,000,000 people in the category of "almost no one." If only one out of 10,000 internet users engages with you, that's still hundreds of thousands of people. The chances that everyone is going to applaud you, never mind even become aware you exist, are virtually nil. Most…
  • The end of geography

    Seth Godin
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    Some of the most important inventions of the last hundred years: Air conditioning--which made it possible to do productive work in any climate Credit cards--which enabled transactions to take place at a distance Television--which homogenized 150 world cultures into just a few Federal Express and container ships--which made the transport of physical goods both dependable and insanely cheap The internet--which moved information from one end of the world to the other as easily as across the room Cell phones--which cut the wires If you're still betting on geography, on winning merely because…
  • What do you want?

    Seth Godin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The industrialist and the one in power would like you to choose from a list, multiple choice. To interview with the companies that come to the placement office, to select from what's on offer, to ask, 'what do you have?' This is the world of "If we don't sell it, you don't want it." But in revolutionary times, when the number of options is exploding, the opportunities go to someone who can describe something that's not in stock, that perhaps has never even been described before. Custom-made does you no good if you don't know what you want.        
  • Various updates

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Late in 2014, I invited IOS app developers to submit information for a lightweight list for people seeking professional help. Thanks to Jessica and the generous folks at New York Tech Meetup, it's free and ready for you to use or share. There's a worldwide list and one focused on New York as well. Go make something. The Your Turn Challenge just finished, and it was a phenomenon. More than 4,500 posts came in from nearly a thousand people getting in the habit of shipping daily. Plus tweets. Well done, Winnie. What To Do When It's Your Turn continues to spread, inspiring stories like this…
  • The truth about admissions

    Seth Godin
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    One in five applicants to Harvard and Stanford are completely qualified to attend—perhaps 20% of those that send in their applications have the smarts, guts and work ethic to thrive at these schools and to become respected alumni. These schools further filter this 20% by admitting only 5% of their applicants, or about one in four of those qualified. And they spend a huge amount of time sorting and ranking and evaluating to get to the final list. They do this even though there is zero correlation between the students they like the most and any measurable outcomes. The person they let in off…
 
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    WIRED

  • A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

    Marcus Woo
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    The launch of a small satellite won’t fix the the drought in the American West—now entering its fourth year—and it won’t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission might at least tell scientists and farmers something new about that drought, and maybe how much […] The post A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space appeared first on WIRED.
  • The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance

    Maryn McKenna
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    The President's 2016 budget asks for ambitious funding to fight antibiotic resistance, and combatting that healthcare peril may be the one thing both parties can agree on. The post The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance appeared first on WIRED.
  • While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet

    Graeme McMillan
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week, the Internet abounded with important questions: How can someone who's trademarking a random phrase not look like a villain in these days of information wants to be free? Why shouldn't you piss off Comcast? Why are error pages the hot new thing on a certain website? The answers to all of these (and more) await you here, as we round up what you need to know about the last seven days on this wild wooly web. The post While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, playwright Glen Berger discusses his time on the ill-fated Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The post What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical appeared first on WIRED.
  • Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time

    Klint Finley
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Watch John Sherman use a voice synthesizer to place the first computer-assisted pizza delivery order in history. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 3 Tips for Accelerated Blog Growth & Online Visibility

    Guest Blogger
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    This is a guest contribution from Robert Kramers. Discouraged with the amount of traffic your blog attracts? Maybe you’re looking for ways to engage more readers, build more business and build a loyal following? Understanding a few effective strategies can help you attract the readers you want and get them to share your content, grow your readership and increase your overall visibility. Here are the three super-effective blogging strategies for building your reputation online. Find Blog Topics you Know have a Proven Record The trick to publishing content that people share, is to base…
  • 9 Copywriting Rules To Create Hypnotic Posts Your Readers Will Love

    Guest Blogger
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Image via Flickr user Daniel Lee This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. Your blog posts have a purpose, right? You want your readers to take a specific action after reading your post. It could be to: like, share, subscribe, comment or just think about something. Either way, you’re aiming to elicit a response. And It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a sale letter, a blog post, or an email. If you aim to evoke any kind of response or action… you’re writing copy. Funnily enough, most of the content marketing style writing you read now, is heavily influenced by…
  • Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    This is a guest contribution from Owen Andrew. Since mobile internet began to overtake desktop internet usage in January 2014, there have been major innovations in website design in light of this trend. In general, websites have been opting for a simpler, mobile-friendly design. Maintaining a blog in such a fast-paced environment can be a huge challenge, but staying on top of trends is required for success. In order to keep your blog interesting and relevant in the upcoming year, there are five design trends to keep in mind when continuing your work in 2015. Image via shutterstock.com…
  • Going from a Blog to a Vlog: What the Big Companies Can Teach Us

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    This is a guest contribution from social media analyst Matthew Yeoman. The move online from only having a blog for your online marketing is, of course, one which has long since been abandoned. Brands now have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on and on to promote their website and the blogs themselves. A trend towards video, with YouTube leading the way, has lead to the rise of the vlog as the next big thing in content marketing. Many of the biggest brands in the world are on YouTube. They are killing it with views, subscribers (there’s a familiar term for bloggers), and brand exposure.
  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Stacey Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their life together somewhat incognito. Always only a Google search away from film fans, Laura has erred on the side of caution when it comes to sharing her tales, but manages never to lose the heart of them. She is a gifted writer with an interesting story to tell, and I have no doubt you’ll take away lots to think about if you’ve…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    How do I get tomato stains out of plastic containers? What are some ways I can go to bed earlier? How can I clean the plastic straw that comes with an insulated cup? Where can I learn about resolution and image sizes? Read more...
  • Amazon's Cheap Tablets are Even Cheaper Today

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Amazon's Fire tablets have been surprisingly well-received given their bargain basement prices, and several of the most popular models are getting their first discounts since the holiday shopping season today.Read more...
  • Create a “Fairytale Phone” With a Raspberry Pi and a Rotary Phone

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Back in the day, everyone had corded, rotary phones. Now that you have moved to cordless or mobile, you can make that old rotary dial phone into an interactive kid's toy.Read more...
  • Watch Super Bowl XLIX for Free with NBC's Live Stream

    Patrick Allan
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    If you don't have a cable subscription, NBC will be streaming 11 hours of free, live programming around the big game on February 1st. And yes, that even includes the halftime show.Read more...
  • Different Mincing Methods Can Affect the Taste of Garlic

    Dave Greenbaum
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Garlic is an essential ingredient in many recipes, and many of them will call for "minced" garlic. There are a ton of ways to mince garlic, but they can all affect the taste. Serious Eats looked at (and tasted) the best.Read more...
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  • Third-Party Tesla App Provides Look at Opportunities and Limitations of Apple Watch Development

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Apple made its WatchKit SDK available alongside the release of iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta in November, enabling developers to begin creating apps and software for the wrist-worn device. Looking beyond mockups and conceptual apps, however, a new third-party Tesla app designed by Eleks Labs offers insight into both the opportunities and limitations that developers face with the first-generation Apple Watch. According to Eleks Lab mobility business developer Markiyan Matsekh, the technical capabilities of WatchKit do not match the expectations set during the Apple Watch keynote. In developing a…
  • Apple Asking Some Developers to Have Apple Watch Apps Ready by Mid-February

    Juli Clover
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Apple appears to be asking some high profile app developers and partners to have their Apple Watch-compatible iPhone apps prepared and ready to launch in the App Store in mid-February. According to a source that spoke to MacRumors, Apple has asked its one of its biggest Apple Pay partners to prepare an iOS application with WatchKit support that's ready to launch in the App Store by February 12. It is unclear if Apple asking the same of other developers, but it is possible the company is hoping to test some third-party Apple Watch apps with employees ahead of the device's launch to get a…
  • Apple Watch Sightings Picking Up Ahead of Official Launch

    Juli Clover
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    With just three months to go until the Apple Watch's April release, Apple is hard at work field testing the device, and hundreds of Apple engineers, employees, and testers are wearing the Apple Watch on a regular basis to help Apple iron out last minute bugs and issues. Due to the large number of employees testing the device, Apple Watch sightings in the wild have become more common over the course of the last few weeks. On the MacRumors forums, readers are aggregating photos and stories of device sightings, giving us an in-use look at the device that will be attached to many of our wrists in…
  • AOL Reportedly Shutting Down TUAW Next Week in Larger Restructuring Move

    Joe Rossignol
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    AOL will soon be shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, a long-running Apple blog better known as TUAW, according to The Verge. TUAW will reportedly close next Monday, February 2, just a few months after celebrating its tenth anniversary. The website currently has 11 staff on its editorial team. TUAW has been providing Apple news, reviews, how-tos and other content about the Cupertino-based company since December 2004. AOL gained ownership of the website through its acquisition of Weblogs Inc. in 2005. The company has three other flagship media properties in The Huffington Post,…
  • Apple Releases iTunes 12.1 With New Yosemite Notification Center Widget

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Apple today released iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite, introducing a new iTunes widget for the Notification Center. With the widget, it's possible to see what song is playing, skip ahead, and favorite. When listening to iTunes Radio, there's an option to purchase the song that's being played, right within the widget. Today's update also includes performance improvements when syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes. iTunes 12.1 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store. This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite. See…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Lately, I’m finding lots of interaction and fun on Facebook. I once wrote a post about how I was leaving Facebook for Google+ because whoa, that’s the future. Until Google decided it wasn’t. And I’m reasonably well known for loving Twitter and being an early adopter of it. Which social network is right for you? The real answer? The one you like. I like Instagram plenty. I like Facebook more than I ever did before (no real idea why). I even spent a half hour today in LinkedIn (which I usually complain about). Continue ReadingThe post I Like Facebook More Than Twitter…
  • What is Content Marketing?

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Content marketing is the art of using content of any kind (blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and much more) to reach prospects and customers and influencers, and warm them up for the potential of a purchase. You can have an offline business and use content marketing. You can promote yourself, a book, a store, a church, or whatever it is you need to do. The art of content marketing is to create information that entertains, informs, and then CONNECTS a potential buyer with what you do/offer.Continue ReadingThe post What is Content Marketing? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • What a Long Time Friendship and Partnership Looks Like

    Chris Brogan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    I started stalking Brian Clark of Copyblogger back in 2006. Hard to imagine that I’d already been blogging for eight years when he showed up, but I knew from the start that Brian was smarter at a lot of things than I was, and that he’d go far. He, on the other hand, thought I was a weirdo and wouldn’t amount to anything. (Long time joke, but true story.) Brian and I Have Collaborated In Many Ways Brian was faster to the idea of helping people learn what they needed to know about the business side of the web in a more formalized way. And he created years of content that…
  • Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own

    Chris Brogan
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m working through a few ideas, but I’m a little bit stuck. And as I haven’t been invited to speak at a conference this week or next (where I get a lot of thoughts and ideas), I decided to put on a conference in my living room. The content doesn’t quite matter, because it’s my conference. People ask me all the time which conferences are the ones to attend? My answer: your own.Continue ReadingThe post Which Conference Should You Attend? Your Own appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • Measure Your Wealth in Options

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
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  • Do Lower Prices Lead to More Sales?

    Sean D'Souza
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let’s say you’re choosing between three photography courses covering similar topics. The prices are stacked like this: $200 $250 $2,000 What’s going through your mind right now? Curiosity floods your brain. Even if you’re not sure you can afford the $2,000 course, you want to know why it’s so expensive, compared to the other photography courses. If we were truly happy with lower prices, we would simply snap up the $200 workshop, right? We wouldn’t so much as take a glance at the rest. But that’s not how we’re built as human beings. Many years…
  • 5 Traffic Strategies That Build Your Curation Audience

    Brian Clark
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Note: This is the third of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the initial two episodes here: Position Your Content Curation for Success 3 Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster Now we tackle the eternal question: how do you get traffic to your curation site so you can build an email list? Should we start building a war chest for advertising? Not yet. First we’re going to apply some creativity and sweat into driving traffic. Some of these methods are tried and true, but need to be executed…
  • Data Is Clear: To Be Effective at Content Marketing, Have a Documented Strategy

    Jerod Morris
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Talk is cheap. So it should come as no surprise that when it comes to content marketing strategy, simply talking about it is not enough. That is the big takeaway from the 2015 benchmarks, budgets, and trends study by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, sponsored by our own Rainmaker Platform. According to the study, only 39 percent of B2B small business marketers have a documented content marketing strategy. The rest either have a strategy that they have only talked about (47 percent), have no strategy at all (12 percent), or are unsure (1 percent). Here’s why this matters…
  • How to Learn From Your Mistakes

    Jerod Morris
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everybody makes mistakes. And everybody should make mistakes. They are unavoidable when we step outside of our comfort zones. Avoiding mistakes means avoiding growth. But we can’t repeat our mistakes. We need to learn from them. When we do, we turn negatives into positives and move forward. When we don’t, we simply run in place. In this episode of The Lede, Demian and I share personal stories of mistakes we’ve made — some big and some small — and how we learned from them, and we describe the thought process necessary to do so consistently. We discuss: Recovering…
  • Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track

    Sonia Simone
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    At the end of the day, I just find your persona incredibly grating. Funny that I can still remember that comment word-for-word. It’s from an unsubscribe note to my email list dating back at least seven years now. I heard lots of good things back then, too. I was helping people, sharing what I knew in a way that was useful to my (then tiny) audience. But I don’t remember any of the good comments verbatim. Even back then, though, the note made me laugh. (Ruefully.) Because I knew that it was a signpost. A signal that I was headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of…
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    Macworld

  • The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Backpacks, screen protectors, and sleevesThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases is chock full of options, from carry-all backpacks to simple yet effective sleeves.IncaseThe Icon Sleeve (iPad Air; $60) offers lightweight, durable protection in a slim package that won't weigh your iPad down.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Improve your game of Go (or just keep playing) with this collection of apps

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been playing Go, a grid-based strategy game that dates back thousands of years, for more than three decades, and it’s a game I enjoy a great deal. Unlike chess, which is often an all-or-nothing game of attack and defense, Go is about slowly-evolving strategies to surround the largest territory on the board. Each player, black and white, alternates placing stones on a board with a 19-by-19 grid. Building up territory, where the opposing player cannot get a foothold, each player attempts to enlarge his or her territory, and thwart advances and invasions by the opponent.It’s easy to…
  • Apple's missing out on X: Where X is whatever isn't shipping yet

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The world of technology moves quickly and to stay ahead, one must constantly ride the waves of whatever’s coming next. This is why Apple is always behind and perpetually chastised for failing to deliver tomorrow’s technology today. Wait, what? “Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology” (tip o’ the antlers to @mylestaylor) What is that big thing? The big thing that is coming oh-so-soon to a Radio Shack near you? HOLOGRAMS, Y’ALL. The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.To read this article in full or to leave a comment,…
  • Twitter's Vine Kids app is amusing for grownups too

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Twitter’s Vine video service has released a cute new app for kids, but let’s get real: This is a gateway drug. Vine Kids, released Friday on iOS, is marketed by Vine as a fun way for young children to watch Vine videos. Six-second, looped Vine videos have gained a huge following, especially among teenagers. These Vine Kid videos are quite fun. Scanning through I found creative animations and artwork, and tons of pets engaging in humorous behavior. Tons. There was a cat playing with an iPad and then doing a back-flip. In another, a cat descended from the ceiling on a string to grab a…
  • The Week in iOS Apps: Outlook lands on iOS, TurboTax reminds you about tax season, and more

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Be more productive!This week's roundup contains new and better ways to organize your email, your calendar, and even your flight schedule. Don't worry: There's a game or two in there as well.Adobe PaintCanThe folks at Adobe want you to know that this experimental app for iPad is not just for placing a paint-effect overlay on your photographs—rather, it lets you paint using photographs as a base. The developers explain: “PaintCan helps you paint, with smart brushes that configure themselves based on the image you are painting on.” Take pictures of your real world and make them a little…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: February 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for almost seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for February…
  • Prototyping iOS And Android Apps With Sketch (With A Freebie!)

    Joshua Mauldin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    After the untimely (and still kind of sad) demise of Fireworks1, I found myself looking for other ways to design apps and websites. I also had the desire to produce something more interactive for when I talk about my work with stakeholders. It turned out that Sketch2, when paired with some other neat tools, would be a big part of this workflow. In this article, I’ll talk you through why you should prototype and how you can do it with Sketch and prototyping tools such as Flinto and InVision. You’ll also get a nicely documented freebie Sketch file to help you. Before we get started, here…
  • Five Characteristics Of An Innovation

    Victor Yocco
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    The “diffusion of innovations” theory of communications expert and rural sociologist Everett Rogers attempts to identify and explain the factors that lead to people and groups adopting innovations (new ideas and technologies). Design teams that account for both usability and how people adopt innovation stand a much greater chance of having users accept and use their products. The diffusion of innovations is a complex process; design teams can use their knowledge of the theory to create a road map for how they will address critical factors in the design and marketing of their product. I…
  • The New Smashing Mystery Riddle: Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    You didn’t really think we’d wrap up our endless1, mischievous2 mystery3 riddles4 just like that, did you? Well, the Mystery continues! To celebrate the launch of the SmashingConf NYC 20155, we’ve prepared a new mystery riddle, and this one will be an exercise in patience and stubborness. No, it’s not going to be an easy one this time either, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. How does it work? Well, you know how it works. Below you’ll find the first of a few animated GIFs that contain a hidden Twitter hashtag. Your job is to discover those hashtags as fast…
  • “When Great Just Isn’t Good Enough” Smashing Conference NYC 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    SmashingConf NYC 20151 will challenge you to rethink how you design and build websites today — and how to touch someone’s heart with design. 1 track, 2 conference days, 5 workshops, 16 excellent speakers and just 400 available tickets. With the main focus on practical takeaways from real-life projects, you might never be the same again. To the tickets.2 About The Conference You’ve been around for quite some time, haven’t you? You know your way around front-end, or UX methodologies, or mobile patterns, or even the obscure dark matter of responsive web design. But you might not…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Winter storm cancels 2K flights

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    A winter storm dumping snow and disrupting travel in the central United States is headed toward the Northeast.
  • Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was placed in a medically induced coma after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water, a source close to the family said.
  • What exactly are the measles?

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains the symptoms of the measles -- and why not vaccinating your kids can be deadly.
  • Why I don't let unvaccinated people around my kids

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Whooping cough commonly kills newborns but can be prevented through vaccination and avoiding infected individuals. Measles, which made the headlines recently with a large outbreak traced to Disneyland, is also deadly and similarly preventable with vaccination. But people are not vaccinating as they should be. While it's a matter of personal choice, it's also a serious matter of public health, and these preventable and deadly diseases are roaring back to life.
  • Will 2015 Puppy Bowl have double touchdown?

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The first Puppy Bowl aired on February 6, 2005, on a hunch that viewers would tune in to watch puppies run around a small replica of a football field.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Friday Stuff for Photographers

    Scott Kelby
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody!. Here’s what’s up:One minute and 41-seconds of brilliant advice for photographers We do an “Inspire Me Monday” piece each week on our KelbyOne Facebook page and this week it’s a short 1-minute and 41-second clip taken from our business interview with Dave Black, and his advice to someone who asked him how to handle a portrait shoot with an athlete is just brilliant. Simple, yet so smart. You’ve got it watch it. It’ll be the best minute forty-one you spend today on your photography.If you’re a Wedding or Portrait…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    New Lightroom Classes from Scott Kelby Over on KelbyOne, we just released four brand new Lightroom courses from Scott Kelby! Whether you’re wondering why you should start using Lightroom and are curious what the advantages of it are over just using Bridge and Photoshop, a current user who wants to know more about sharpening, a sports photographer looking for the best way to integrate Lightroom into your workflow, or are just looking for some cool layout ideas, Scott has you covered.Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Scott’s Lightroom 5 Book for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
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    Digital Photography School

  • What Defines an Amateur versus a Professional Photographer?

    Suzi Pratt
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve been taking photos for a while, this question will undoubtedly cross your mind at some point: “Am I a professional photographer or an amateur?” The idea of what separates an amateur from a professional sparks many debates, and there are many ways of looking at it. By Bob Prosser What the Dictionary says Perhaps the most straightforward way of separating amateurs from professionals is looking in the dictionary. By definition, an amateur is “a person who engages in a pursuit or activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit.” On the other hand,…
  • How to Use the Text Tool in Photoshop

    Alex Morrison
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are  many reasons that you might want to add words over your images. Text on photos makes great promotional items such as postcards; you can create your own social media messages with quotes or inspirational  sayings; and you can add your name or your website URL. I’m sure that once you understand all the creative options for adding text, you’ll come up with hundreds of other things you can create with your photos. This article will guide you through the many ways you can work with text in Photoshop to create beautiful and eye-catching messages with your photos. Basic Text…
  • 3 Principles of Light Behaviour Every Photographer Needs to Know

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this short video by Ed Vorosky he covers three rules about the behaviour of light. When you understand these principles you can then use them better in your photography. Light travels in straight lines The subject receives less light as the distance to the light source is increased The larger the light source relative to the subject, the softer the light source Watch the video for a more detailed description and demonstration of each: So what does that mean for your photography? How can you use this information in practice? The post 3 Principles of Light Behaviour Every Photographer Needs…
  • Are Mirrorless Cameras Here to Stay?

    Tomas Haran
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the late 2000s a new segment formed in the photography industry. This segment goes by many names, but the most common nowadays is “Mirrorless”. These cameras fall between the generic point and shoot cameras and the professional full frame DSLR systems. By Zhao ! So what is Mirrorless all about? The first mirrorless cameras came out with a traditional rangefinder design. They were small, had many manual settings, and were geared more towards street photographers who wanted great image quality in a small body. From these first cameras it became evident that a smaller camera with great…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Long Exposures

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this collection of long exposure photographs you can see some great examples of how you can use this technique to produce stunning images. By Stewart Ayrey I teach a night photography class and many times I’ve seen a whole new world of exciting things open up for my students when they learn about long exposures. Of course you can use this technique in the daytime as well, but it is often associated with night photography. On a weekend workshop I lead we go out and photograph the sunset and I MAKE them use tripods, amid much grumbling. Then after the sun goes down they start to pack…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • TUAW ceasing publication on February 3, 2015

    Steven Sande
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We're probably the last tech site to report on our own demise, but we ask your forgiveness -- it's been a rough couple of days. Yes, TUAW will be ceasing publication this week. Expect to see our last posts sometime on Tuesday, February 3. You'll pro...
  • BitTorrent Sync gives you the flexibility to sync anything

    TJ Luoma
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Several months ago I started replacing Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync ("BTS" for short) for my file-syncing needs, and I couldn't be happier with the results. One study showed BTS was up to 16 times faster than syncing to the cloud. Let me walk you th...
  • Hocus Focus hides inactive apps automatically

    TJ Luoma
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There are two kinds of people in the world: people who like a nice, clean virtual workspace, and John Siracusa. If you're closer to the former than the latter, check out Hocus Focus - a Mac menu bar app which automatically hides inactive apps. At fi...
  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:00 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 Axe in Face [iPhone; No...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Kelly Hodgkins
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other informative news articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: News Apple R&D spending ...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Royal Photographic Society announces medals touring exhibition for International Members' Biennial competition

    1 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The results of the Royal Photographic Society's International Member's competition have been announced after judges selected 100 images for a touring exhibition from almost 3300 entries. The competition, which is held every other year, attracted RPS members from 16 countries, and was won by UK photographer Steve Jones for his shot, Joie de Vivre, of a young and prancing Lustitano stallion on a French stud farm. See winners
  • Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    New pricing for the Canon EOS-1D C will go into effect in North America February 1st, taking the retail price from $11,999 down to $7,999. The camera is coming up on its third birthday, introduced in April 2012. The 18MP full-frame sensor is capable of 4K video. Read more
  • Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    The Slow Mo Guys do just what their name implies - record slow motion videos. In a new episode they use a Phantom Flex to capture the Canon 7D's mirror box and shutter mechanism being triggered at a variety of shutter speeds. The results are pretty darn cool. See video
  • Phottix launches Indra 500 TTL mains or battery powered studio heads

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Phottix has introduced a new studio flash head that can be powered via the mains in a studio environment or through a portable battery pack when flash is needed in the field. The Phottix Indra 500TTL offers 500 watts of output across eight settings from full power to 1/128th power and, according to Phottix, it can be synchronised with shutter durations as short as 1/8000sec. Read more
  • Last Chance to vote! 2014 Readers' Polls - best product of 2014

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    VOTING ENDS MIDNIGHT JAN 31st (Pacific) Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite products of the 2014 in four categories: best lens, best high-end compact camera, best enthusiast ILC and best high-end ILC. Voting ran through January 20th and the results are in! Click through to see the results of our 2014 readers' polls, and for a chance to vote on the overall winner, which we'll announce next month. 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Welcome back, everybody and we’re here with #3 in my 10-part series. Just a friendly reminder: if you missed, didn’t read or forgot my official disclaimer for this series posted at the beginning of #1, please give it a quick read, so we all stay on the same page. OK, here’s #3: (3) Store all your original photos inside one main folder That folder doesn’t have to be on your computer — it can be on an external hard drive — no problem, and you can have as many sub-folders inside that one main folder as you want, but if you want to have peace, calm, and order in your…
  • Three Things To Use the Option (Alt) Key for In Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Hey everyone – wanted to offer a little tidbit that can make your use in Lightroom a little better when it comes to correcting images.  Should take you all of two minutes. Hold the Option Key and Drag Highlights If you would like a quick way to check out which portions of the image are going to blow out in the highlights area, simply hold down the Option (PC: Alt) key while dragging the highlight slider.  This will show a black overlay of the image – the areas that show up as white are the blown out areas. Option Drag the Shadow Slider When you hold down the Option (PC: Alt) key…
  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Hands-On Review of the Revamped Adonit Jot Pro and Jot Mini Styluses

    Juli Clover
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Apple has never shown much interest in styluses, even as companies like Samsung and Microsoft have embraced them as major selling points for smartphones and tablets. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs even went as far as saying "If you see a stylus, they blew it," on one occasion, and at Macworld in 2007, he asked "Who wants a stylus? Nobody wants a stylus." Apple's focus on the fingertip as the best input method doesn't mean styluses are entirely pointless -- they can be useful for taking notes, making sketches, creating artwork, and in dozens of other situations. Luckily, Apple's disinterest in…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iMac, Retina MacBook Pro, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Deals have been a bit sparse in recent weeks following the holidays, but we expect things to pick up somewhat in February and March now that we're solidly into the new year. There are a few deals to be had this week on the non-Retina iMac, older now-discontinued iPad Air and iPad mini 2 models, and the Retina MacBook Pro. We've also got some discounted Apple-related accessories and a selection of discounted apps. Retina iMac There are no particularly good deals on the Retina iMac from third-party resellers this week, but prospective buyers can get a good deal from Apple's online refurbished…
  • 'Vine Kids' for iOS Launches With Streamlined Interface and Focus on Kid-Friendly Content

    Mitchel Broussard
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Six-second video sharing service Vine today announced Vine Kids, an app that skews towards a younger generation and is meant to act as a hub for kid-friendly content that may be harder to discover on the original app. In the announcement, Carolyn Penner, Head of Communications and Marketing at Vine, states the idea for the app came from a colleague's daughter and her infatuation with the video-clip sharing service. The idea came to her during Vine's "Hack Week," a period where the company encourages employees to set aside normal duties and begin brainstorming and working on brand-new ideas.
  • Apple Launches 'Get Productive' Promotion for iOS and Mac With Discounted Productivity Apps

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores were today updated with new "Get Productive" sections, offering discounted prices on many popular productivity apps for iOS devices and Macs. In the iOS App Store, the 19 discounted apps include Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad, Workflow, Clear, Duet Display, Calendars 5, and more. Apps are available for up to 60 percent off their regular prices. In the Mac App Store, there are 20 apps available at discounted prices up to 75 percent off, including popular offerings like Day One, Byword, iA Writer Pro, iTranslate, mSecure, iStudiez Pro, Notability, and more.
  • Elgato Recalls Some Smart Power Battery Packs Due to Overheating

    Juli Clover
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Elgato recently announced that it is recalling some of its Smart Power 6000 mAh battery packs, as they can overheat while recharging. The company sent out notices to app users today, letting them know about the recall. For those unfamiliar, the $99 Elgato Smart Power battery pack is a compact 6000 mAh external battery that integrated with an iOS app, a neat feature that allowed users to wireless monitor the charge level of the device and receive notifications when the battery was low or needed recharging. MacRumors went hands-on with the Smart Power back in December and found it's app…
 
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    CNN Travel

  • 'Avgeeks' pursue flights on North Korea's Air Koryo

    barry.neild
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Aviation enthusiasts geek out over a 1980s Soviet-built Ilyushin IL-62 and other planes operated by North Korea's national carrierTags: aviationairplanes
  • World's most visited cities are ...

    Guessy1
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    A new list ranks the world's top 100 cities for tourist arrivals. This gallery shows the top 25Tags: most visited citiestop tourist destinationsworld capitals
  • Delta pilot locked out of cockpit during landing

    barry.neild
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Co-pilot safely lands passenger plane in Las Vegas as door malfunction keeps captain out of the cockpit Tags: aviationDeltalandings
  • Fully occupied? Hong Kong's protest hotel

    laurama
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:25 pm
    The face of Hong Kong's chief executive covers the toilet paper and China's leader lingers next to you in the shower. This hotel is a shrine to the Umbrella RevolutionTags: occupy centralHong Kong hotelsHong Kong protests
  • Ecuador first foreign country to advertise during Super Bowl

    Guessy1
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    The small South American nation till pay $3.8 million to promote tourism during the broadcastTags: advertisingadvertising campaignstourism marketing
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