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  • Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s valuable tips on work & life

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    When it comes to compiling an impressive body of work, filmmaker and writer Werner Herzog is a tough act to follow. From documentaries to opera, Herzog has amply proven that he has a formula that works when it comes to getting the job done, so who better to take advice from on the subject of achieving greatness? The post Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s valuable tips on work & life appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico for $1.88 billion, minus debt

    Mashable
    The Associated Press
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    DALLAS — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt. The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico and hold all of the wireless properties in Mexico held by NII Holdings Inc. That includes spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and about 3 million subscribers. Nextel Mexico's network covers approximately 76 million people. See also: AT&T Customers Can Get Millions in Refunds for Bogus Charges AT&T said Monday that it plans to create the first-ever North American Mobile…
  • The Perils Of Time Tracking

    Fast Company
    Kevin Zawacki
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Parsing how you spend your workday can be an effective practice—sometimes. Don't let it become a second job.For the productivity obsessed, there's no dearth of tools to track and dissect precisely how the workday is spent. Software like Toggl can parse your tasks down to the second; Excel spreadsheets can transform a scattered log of minutes into a tidy pie chart; and, for Luddites, a pencil and pad of graph paper work just fine.Read Full Story
  • Money Dashboard, The Personal Finance App That Tells You Why You’re Broke, Secures $3.7M Funding

    TechCrunch
    Steve O'Hear
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
     Money Dashboard, the UK personal finance app that helps you understand why you’re broke, has raised some additional capital of its own. It’s secured a further $3.7 million in funding (actually closed last November), meaning that the Scottish startup has raised $8.3 million in the last year. Read More
  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Humpback whale freed from netting, shows gratitude [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After getting impossibly tangled in a net, this humpback whale was in quite a bind (womp womp). Fortunately, some nearby swimmers worked hard for an hour to free the whale. After, the whale put on an incredible show of gratitude. The post Humpback whale freed from netting, shows gratitude [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Americans taste test Israeli snacks [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Americans trying "X" snacks is back––Israeli addition. Watch as Americans try to cram "milky pudding" and other odd (to them) snacks into their pie holes. Thanks for striking another blow for world peace and understanding, Buzzfeed. The post Americans taste test Israeli snacks [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Hilarious girl gets harassed by a one-eyed emu [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If you can watch this video without tearing up from laughing then there's something wrong with you. Not only is this girl's commentary hilarious, but the One-Eyed Emu's comedic timing is pure gold. The post Hilarious girl gets harassed by a one-eyed emu [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make instant, pourable ice at home [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Looking for a cool experiment to quell the kids' cabin fever? The post How to make instant, pourable ice at home [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Peanut: the story of a man and his squirrel [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    There's a magical place where squirrels hang out and eat nuts, frolic in the trees and on the grass, and come when you call. Well, at least one comes when you call. Meet Peanut, the rehabilitated squirrel. The post Peanut: the story of a man and his squirrel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • The river Thames could be getting an open-air swimming pool

    Tim Chester
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:41 am
    LONDON — Berlin's got one. New York is set to get one. Now, it looks like London could get one too. Plans are afoot to launch a crowd-funding campaign for an open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames. See also: Tower Bridge unveils glass walkway above River Thames in London The Thames Baths project would see a £10 million pool, measuring 25 metres by 10 metres, with a full filtration system and pool-side decking, plonked in the murky waters by the Victoria Embankment, the Guardian reports. The pool project has been conceived by architects Studio Octopi and Jonathan…
  • Elon Musk on 'Simpsons' jab: Electric space rockets are no good

    Stan Schroeder
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was a guest in Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, and a jab from Lisa, who says that "for a man who likes electric cars he sure burns a lot of rocket fuel," seems to have hit the right note, compelling real-life Musk to give the world a quick rocketry lesson on Twitter Yes, it's coming from a cartoon character, but it's an interesting remark — Elon Musk is also CEO of electric car company Tesla, trying his hardest to prove that gas-guzzling cars are the stuff of the past. Yet, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket's nine engines burn tens of thousands of gallons of kerosene per…
  • Secret Service recovers 'device' on grounds of White House

    The Associated Press
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    A spokesman for President Barack Obama said Monday that a "device" was found on the grounds of the White House while the president and first lady were in India but that it posed no threat. See also: Google's 'security princess' helped White House after hack It was unclear if the president's daughters were at home at the time of the incident. Secret Service had no immediate comment on what it found. The New York Times reported that the device was a small drone Police, fire and other emergency vehicles swarmed around the White House in the pre-dawn hours, with several clustered near the…
  • A brief guide to using Twitter's 'Discover' tab

    Amy-Mae Elliott
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    If your Twitter feed is getting a bit stale and repetitive, the "Discover" tab can help you find fresh content, and it offers interesting insights into the activity of others The built-in tool is tailored just for you, and Twitter promises it will "surface the best content" for you to consume See also: 25 Twitter Accounts to Make You Laugh Below, we explain the different functions the "Discover" tab offers. Check out the feature, and it might just improve your overall Twitter experience. Discover Image: TwitterFind the "Discover" tab in the top navigation bar on Twitter.com. Once you click…
  • Brace yourself, Marmite and Pot Noodle Easter eggs are on the way

    Blathnaid Healy
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    LONDON — It's one most divisive foods going, but even fans of the salty, sticky, yeasty spread are unsure about the notion of a Marmite Easter egg See also: Pizza Hut Australia introduces vegemite-stuffed crust pizza Unilever, the food manufacturer behind Marmite, has teamed up with chocolate maker Kinnerton, tapping into the trend for salty, sweet chocolate. The company is also launching a Pot Noodle-flavoured chocolate egg The Marmite confection will come in a shell-egg format, while the Pot Noodle version will be an egg-in-mug offering The manufacturers are hoping the move will tap…
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    Fast Company

  • The Perils Of Time Tracking

    Kevin Zawacki
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Parsing how you spend your workday can be an effective practice—sometimes. Don't let it become a second job.For the productivity obsessed, there's no dearth of tools to track and dissect precisely how the workday is spent. Software like Toggl can parse your tasks down to the second; Excel spreadsheets can transform a scattered log of minutes into a tidy pie chart; and, for Luddites, a pencil and pad of graph paper work just fine.Read Full Story
  • There's Nothing Fun About An Egg Freezing Party

    Rebecca Greenfield
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Dispatch from a night of fertility talk.The Hudson Hotel in midtown Manhattan is a swanky spot. The entrance opens up onto to a pair of escalators bathed in chartreuse light. The glowing stairs lead up to the lobby, which looks like Brooklyn barfed on a solarium: Ivy trickles down from the glass ceilings onto brick walls. Sturdy wooden surfaces abound.Read Full Story
  • Former Executive Shares The Secrets To How Disney Runs Its Empire

    Andy Meek
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    "You don't have to be happy to work at Disney, but you do have to act happy for eight hours. Because we're putting on a show."During a 16-year run with Disney, Lee Cockerell was an executive vice president who led a team of 40,000 employees and was responsible for operations at 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, and two water parks, among other things. Disney is an empire built as much on grand expectations—from families who might save up all year to make the trip to Walt Disney World Resort—as it is an empire of scale, one that spans a dizzying area of properties and experiences. Disney…
  • R.I.P. PDI, The Company That Helped Turn Computer Graphics Into Art

    Harry McCracken
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A mini-festival of vintage work by the pioneering studio that DreamWorks Animation is closing.After a string of box-office disappointments such as Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation is going through a pretty brutal downsizing. The cartoon studio, which has been releasing three feature films a year, is slashing its production schedule and laying off hundreds of employees. And as part of the process, it's shuttering PDI/DreamWorks, its facility in Redwood City, California.Read Full Story
  • Expedia Buys Travelocity For $280 Million

    Neal Ungerleider
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The online travel industry just got a bit less crowded.There's big news in the travel world: Expedia is buying Travelocity for $280 million in cash. The acquisition follows a 2013 deal in which Expedia powered the backend of Travelocity's North American website and provided the travel service access to Expedia's supply and customer service program.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Following Sale Of Video On-Demand Service, Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Service

    Steve O'Hear
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
     Blink and you missed it. Following the sale earlier this month of its TV and movie on-demand service, Tesco is ridding itself of its music streaming and ebook offerings, too. Read More
  • Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

    Ingrid Lunden
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
     Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers, but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal by way of its Instant Buy API. Originally launched for Android in 2013, today the Instant Buy API is taking a step forward: Google is looking… Read More
  • Dojo Raises £800K To Scale Up Its Curated Guide To London

    Steve O'Hear
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
     Dojo, an app that curates “cool” places to eat, drink and visit in London, has raised an £800,000 seed round to help it scale up. This will include the imminent roll out of version 2 of the app, powered by a completely new backend that will enable Dojo to plug into a new city “in a matters of weeks,” says co-founder Robin Shimmin. Read More
  • Dish’s Sling TV Begins Inviting Users To Test Out Its $20/Month Streaming Video Service

    Ryan Lawler
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
     Dish’s streaming video subscription service Sling TV will become available to consumers tomorrow, giving subscribers access to a small portion of live, traditional cable TV content for just $20 a month. With its launch, the service is also rolling out a series of apps for mobile phones, tablets, and streaming devices that hook into a subscriber’s TV. Read More
  • Partech’s New $240 Million Growth Fund Will Close France’s Funding Gap

    Romain Dillet
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
     2014 was the year of seed funding, 2015 will be the year of late stage funding for Partech Ventures. The French venture capital firm just raised $240 million to launch the Partech Growth fund. This new fund will back late stage startups in Partech’s traditional industries and areas. But this time, the firm will invest between $12 million and $50 million per round. Three new general… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Fear of public speaking

    Seth Godin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Very few people are afraid of speaking. It's the public part that's the problem. What makes it public? After all, speaking to a waiter or someone you bump into on the street is hardly private. I think we define public speaking as any group large enough or important enough or fraught enough that we're afraid of it. And that makes the solution straightforward (but not easy). Instead of plunging into these situations under duress, once a year or once a decade, gently stretch your way there. Start with dogs. I'm not kidding. If you don't have one, go to the local animal shelter and take one for a…
  • Advice or criticism?

    Seth Godin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    It's quite natural to be defensive in the face of criticism. After all, the critic is often someone with an agenda that's different from yours. But advice, solicited advice from a well-meaning and insightful expert? If you confuse that with criticism, you'll leave a lot of wisdom on the table. Here's a simple way to process advice: Try it on. Instead of explaining to yourself and to your advisor why an idea is wrong, impossible or merely difficult, consider acting out what it would mean. Act as if, talk it through, follow the trail. Turn the advice into a new business plan, or a presentation…
  • Two kinds of hustle

    Seth Godin
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    There's the hustle of always asking, of putting yourself out there, of looking for discounts, shortcuts and a faster way. This is the hustle of it it doesn't hurt to ask, of what you don't know won't hurt you, of the ends justifying the means. This hustler propositions, pitches and works at all times to close a sale, right now. This kind of hustler always wants more for less. This kind of hustler will cut corners if it helps in getting picked. Then there's the hustle that's actually quite difficult and effective. This is the hustle of being more generous than you need to be, of speaking…
  • How loud and how angry?

    Seth Godin
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Professionals are able to get their work done without using emotion to signify urgency. When a surgeon asks the nurse for a scalpel, she doesn't have to raise her voice, stamp her foot or even make a face. She merely asks. When a pilot hits a tough spot, he's not supposed to start yelling at air traffic control. He describes the situation and gets the help he needs. And despite what you may have seen in the movies, successful stock traders don't have to start screaming when there's more money on the line. Compare this to the amateur world of media, of customer service and of marketing.
  • A weekend seminar for those making a ruckus

    Seth Godin
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Interrupt your rhythm and spend a few days with me and 80 people in a hurry to make a difference. Over the years I've discovered that these seminars work. You can details and a link to apply right here. It's March 6, 7 and 8 just outside of New York City. Having people apply for a seminar is an interesting choice. It certainly takes a lot more time (for you and for us) and also makes it more difficult to promote. In this case, I think it's worth it. The people in the room with you are as important (sometimes more important) than the person on stage. The connections and support and…
 
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    WIRED

  • The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns and Salma Hayek Kills Pretty Much Everyone

    Jordan Crucchiola
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week's trailer round-up has gunplay from Everly, a new Netflix comedy, two threats of mass extinction (one actual, one science fiction), the return of TV's most beloved serial killer since Dexter, the best worst American president ever, and a bunch of foosball figurines coming to life. Something for everyone! (Probably.) The post The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns and Salma Hayek Kills Pretty Much Everyone appeared first on WIRED.
  • Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World

    Davey Alba
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    On Tuesday, Asana finally came out with a native Android app, with significant upgrades to both its codebase and design. The post Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World appeared first on WIRED.
  • In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google Wallet Expands Its Online Reach, Too

    Cade Metz
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Apple Pay is changing the way we buy stuff, bridging the gap between the online world and the good old fashioned world where we walk into drug stores, fast food restaurants, and coffee shops. But it's not the only one. The post In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google Wallet Expands Its Online Reach, Too appeared first on WIRED.
  • Ford’s Working on a Remote Control for Your Car

    Alex Davies
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Less cool than a self-driving car, but way easier. The post Ford’s Working on a Remote Control for Your Car appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Curved Wall of Glass That Flickers as the Wind Blows

    Kyle VanHemert
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Simon Heijdens’ artistic career is built on a paradox. He uses technology to bring us closer to nature. The post A Curved Wall of Glass That Flickers as the Wind Blows appeared first on WIRED.
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  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015 will see this trend grow even further. Thousands of new blogs and millions of new blog posts will be created over the next 12 months. Perhaps the biggest revelation is the way local bricks and mortar businesses have taken up content marketing. From search results to social media, the internet is getting more and more local. Many local businesses…
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Image via Flickr user twicepix. This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Victor Ijidola. Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. But then, we don’t want our readers to see us as being too promotional. So often we say little or nothing about our product, thereby making a lot of them read, get value, and leave. without ever having a glimpse of what we sell. Honestly, that doesn’t sound good for business. So how do you solve this puzzle? Here’s the truth: Millions of people visit…
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    Guest Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is: Yes. Here’s why. As you know eBay, Amazon, and all these the other sites spend millions to do one thing. And that’s win people’s trust. How much are you spending to build trust with new people? And how exactly are you doing this? I understand they’re not making time anymore, but trust doesn’t come easy either. Knowledge is ever…
  • 500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers

    Guest Blogger
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    This is a guest contribution from Kelsey Libert from Fractl. The good news: Content is here to stay as a digital marketing powerhouse, giving marketers more opportunities than ever to tune their SEO goals for every stage of the buying cycle. The bad news: The boom in content marketing has resulted in a veritable avalanche of email for publishers. In fact, some top-tier publishers receive over 300 pitches a day – more than 3x the email volume of the average worker. What does this mean? Without placements that will reach the right audiences, the quality of your content is a moot point.
  • Stay a Step Ahead on Social Media: Tips from SMX Social in Las Vegas

    Guest Blogger
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    This is a guest contribution from Paul Zubrinich of Little Web Giants. Late last year, I returned from the biggest social media marketing conference in the world, SMX Social in Las Vegas. There were experts from all fields of social media and a wealth of new ideas floating about. Here are some of the takeaways. ROI is more than conversions “Facebook News Feed is like email with a 100% open rate” – Beth Horn, Facebook Think about this scenario. Someone discovers your business through Facebook and likes it. In the coming months they notice a few of your posts and engage with a couple of…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • CookieSpy Allows You to View Cookies From All Your Browsers

    Eric Ravenscraft
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Windows: Web sites tend to store a lot of cookies on your computer. While there's still a lot of misconceptions on what cookies do , it doesn't hurt to be curious about them. CookieSpy allows you to see what cookies each browser has stored on your computer.Read more...
  • Carl Sagan's Best Productivity Tricks

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing. Let's take a look at just a few of his ideas that are useful for all of us.Read more...
  • Teach Kids Gratitude With These Tips at Different Ages

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The benefits of gratitude aren't just for adults. You can teach gratitude to children, too. The key is to make the lessons age appropriate.Read more...
  • Work Your Way Through Someone’s Confusing Email By Rewriting It

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We've all had to read those rambling emails before. You'll improve your writing skills if you occasionally rewrite a confusing incoming email.Read more...
  • Charity Miles Donates Money to Charity Every Time You Run or Bike

    Dave Greenbaum
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Android/iOS: Fitness trackers are a great way to gamify your fitness goals and compete with others. If you're motivated by helping others, free app Charity Miles helps you earn money while you run or bike.Read more...
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  • Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

    Richard Padilla
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Samsung will be the main supplier of Apple's upcoming A9 chip that will power the next-generation iPhone, reports South Korean newspaper Maeil Business (via Reuters). The newspaper notes that Samsung will supply around 75% of chips for the next iPhone, and that the processors will be produced at the company's factory in Austin, Texas. Apple's A8 chip Last month, a report from Korea's ET News said that Samsung had begun work on the processor in Texas. Previous reports noted that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would be producing the A9 chip, although Samsung was…
  • Apple Reported to Begin Shipping Apple Watch in March, 12-Inch MacBook Air in Early 2015

    Richard Padilla
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March and will also look to launch its new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter, according to a new report by KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The analyst also predicted that iPhone shipments would beat expectations for Q1 2015 with over 61 million units shipped, while iPad shipments are expected to total to 10 million units. Kuo notes that Apple may reveal more details about the Apple Watch before its official launch, revealing specifics on battery life and the start of pre-orders. Most components of the Apple Watch will see high shipments…
  • Apple 'Excited' About HomeKit Partners Despite Slow Rollout

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    It's been more than six months since Apple first introduced HomeKit at its June 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, but HomeKit-compatible products have yet to hit store shelves and may not do so until this spring, almost a year after Apple first detailed its home automation system. HomeKit's launch has gone slower than expected, and according to sources that spoke to Re/code, the two major reasons were a "slower-than-expected" launch of the HomeKit MFi program, which began in November, and the late launch of chip specifications, which weren't sent out to chip makers until October. Apple's…
  • Apple's OS X 10.10.2 to Fix Security Vulnerabilities Exposed by Google's Project Zero

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Google's security team, Project Zero, this week disclosed to the public several security vulnerabilities in OS X, some three months after the issue were shared with Apple (via Ars Technica). While Apple has not commented officially on the issues, it appears one has already been patched and iMore reports the remaining two are fixed in OS X 10.10.2, which is currently in developer testing. Project Zero works to discover security vulnerabilities of various operating systems and software, giving their owners 90 days notice to patch the issues before publishing their findings to the public. In…
  • Apple Took Half of U.S. Phone Activations in Q4 2014 as Demand Stays Strong

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Both analysts and metrics are suggesting Apple will report record-breaking iPhone sales for the just-ended December 2014 calendar quarter, and new data released today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners reveals the Cupertino company may have set a high bar against its competitors, grabbing half of all phone activations in the United States. While CIRP's survey included only 500 users and thus may include a significant margin of uncertainty, the data shows Apple's U.S. activation market share increasing from 28 percent in the July-September 2014 quarter to 50 percent in the…
 
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  • 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…
  • What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand

    Chris Brogan
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    I recently picked up the Amazon Fire TV Stick so I could stream movies from Amazon Prime on my TV for the kids and stuff. I figured it’d be a little more “family” feeling than watching off my 11 inch laptop screen. I suddenly learned so much more about visual media and how much it’s coming to mirror the way USA Today thought about delivering information from as far back as when they launched in the early 80s. We love molecular media. Continue ReadingThe post What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand appeared first on…
  • Business Podcast for You?

    Chris Brogan
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Want a business podcast to listen to this year? Get mine! The Owner’s Mind. You can listen to it on iTunes or Stitcher or via this website or you can dump the RSS feed in whatever player you want. Continue ReadingThe post Business Podcast for You? appeared first on chrisbrogan.com.
  • My 3 Words for 2015

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Since 2006, I’ve been inviting people to shift how they approach their year and how they frame their goals and intentions. I created the “My 3 Words” exercise because most resolutions aren’t especially helpful. We decide something vague like “I’ve gotta get in shape” or “I’ve gotta quit smoking” or “I need to make more money” but while these are all great goals, they’re not really useful as ways to guide our activities throughout the year. I thought that maybe we could come up with something better, something more…
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    Copyblogger

  • Three Ways to Grow Your Curated Email Newsletter Faster

    Brian Clark
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: This is the second of three core lessons related to content curation based on a case study of my new email newsletter Further. You can listen to the first episode here: Position Your Content Curation for Success With These 5 Essential Elements. A key aspect of last week’s episode was identifying the purpose of any smart content curation project – audience building. Specifically, building an audience asset in the form of an email list. This week we’re focusing exactly on that essential element. After smartly positioning your curation project, you want to do everything you can…
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+

    Eric Enge
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google+ seems to be the social network that people love to hate. The industry almost has an internal clock about when to print the next article about Google+ dying. So what’s the real story here? Is Google+ going to die soon? Should you invest time in it? I will outline the way I look at it in today’s post, and while I will bring in many discussion points, bear in mind that for Google it’s all about the data. Whether or not Google+ lives or dies will be determined by its utility as a data source, because data is money for Google. Read on for all the details of this story.
  • Why Creating Your First Blockbuster Online Product Is Easier Than You Think

    Danny Iny
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Imagine you’ve just launched your first product. It’s a short little course, just a few weeks long, that teaches the “DIY” version of the topics you help people with every day. You built it once, delivered it online, and now it works for you while you’re off doing other activities you love. This online course has been a transformative force in your life. You’ve found financial freedom, because you’re no longer constrained by the economics of trading time for money. And you’ve multiplied your impact, making the world a better place for dozens,…
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Guide to Inspirational Writing

    Brian Clark
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state…
  • Just the Facts: Why You Should Attend Authority Rainmaker

    Brian Clark
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 2014, we produced a different kind of online marketing conference. This year, we’re doing it again … except bigger, better, and smarter. Here’s the bare minimum you need to know to dig deeper. No hype, just the facts. What: Authority Rainmaker: Copyblogger’s live training event that provides an integrated online marketing strategy combined with the best ways to implement it. Plus great parties and networking. When: May 13-15, 2015. Who: Daniel Pink, Sally Hogshead, Henry Rollins, Danny Sullivan, Ann Handley, Chris Brogan, Bernadette Jiwa, Michael King, Joanna Lord, Joe…
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    Macworld

  • Adventure Time Game Wizard for iOS lets you create worlds with pen and paper

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    The responsive touchscreen of an iPhone or iPad is perfect for creating within games as much as simply playing them—it’s part of the reason why Minecraft has been even bigger on phones and tablets than computers or consoles. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time already has a number of App Store entries, but the new Game Wizard ($5) takes a new tack, letting you construct your own side-scrolling game worlds from scratch and then share them with the online community.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Legion Meter review: Check up on your USB chargers

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Charging is an integral part of life. No matter where I go I’m forever scouting outlets and lugging around expansion packs to make sure I have enough juice to get through the day. My battery percentage is constantly on my mind, and at any given moment I’m acutely aware of how much is left and how long it’ll take to get back to a safe level. But for all my voltage vigilance, I don’t know a whole lot about what makes one power adapter better than another. PLX Devices knows charging. Its original Legion external battery redefined charging with its built-in OLED display that provides live…
  • California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Earlier this month, some UberX drivers in Calfornia found themselves between a rock and a hard place: The state started requiring ridesharing service drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles, but Uber in turn suspended some drivers who did just that.However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, California's Department of Motor Vehicles has since reneged on its earlier policy decision, and has dropped the commercial registration requirement. According to the report, DMV officials "will meet with regulators and the industry to work through the issue," presumably to develop a…
  • The Week in iPad Cases: Hard Candy's shock-absorbing case, the latest collection from Rebecca Minkoff, and more

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Slide-off covers, leather sleeves, and fashionable bagsThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes crafty designs with quickly-removable covers, elegant leather sleeves for simple but effective protection, and gorgeous bags.Hard CandyThe Shockdrop (iPad Air 2; $60) is a rugged case with a focus on shock absorption and damage prevention.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Goal posts of the imagination: Innovation means shipping

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let’s go back in time seven years. That was when the Macalope first wrote this: It’s amazing how future Microsoft products beat current Apple products time and time again, isn’t it? You’d think Apple would have just given up by now. That was in response to contentions that Windows Mobile 7 (which later shipped as Windows Phone) would crush the iPhone. Not that that context has anything to do with what we’re about to talk about. Cough. Now, back to the present where Microsoft shows us the future. Again. It looks kinda cool. It’s not, technically speaking, holograms as it was…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”

    Jacob Rossi
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Last week, Microsoft made its biggest announcement for the web since it first introduced Internet Explorer in 1995: a new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan31.” So, what does this mean for us as designers and developers? What rendering engine will Spartan be using, and how will it affect our work? We spoke with Jacob Rossi, the senior engineer at Microsoft’s web platform team, about the new browser, the rendering engine behind it, and whether it’s going to replace Internet Explorer in the long run. This article, written by Jacob, is the result of our conversations, with a few…
  • How And Why To Make Side Projects Work At A Digital Agency

    Danny Bluestone
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    It’s no secret that the digital industry is booming. From exciting startups to global brands, companies are reaching out to digital agencies, responding to the new possibilities available. However, the industry is fast becoming overcrowded, heaving with agencies offering similar services — on the surface, at least. Producing creative, fresh projects is the key to standing out. Unique side projects are the best place to innovate, but balancing commercially and creatively lucrative work is tricky. So, this article looks at how to make side projects work and why they’re worthwhile,…
  • AngularJS’ Internals In Depth

    Nicolas Bevacqua
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    AngularJS presents a remarkable number of interesting design choices in its code base. Two particularly interesting cases are the way in which scopes work and how directives behave. The first thing anyone is taught when approaching AngularJS for the first time is that directives are meant to interact with the DOM, or whatever manipulates the DOM for you, such as jQuery (get over jQuery already1!). What immediately becomes (and remains) confusing for most, though, is the interaction between scopes, directives and controllers. After the confusion sets in, you start learning about the advanced…
  • How To Have Users Spread Your Innovation Like Wildfire

    Victor Yocco
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    As members of design teams, we want as many people as possible to use what we create. This is true whether we are designing a specialized medical device for a specific type of surgery or something more mainstream, like a smartphone or video game console. We often focus on the importance of ensuring our product is usable. Less often, we discuss other factors related to people accepting and using our products. Users don’t automatically or simultaneously accept even the best ideas and most useful technologies. Acceptance and adoption happens in stages, and in order to stick, it has to happen…
  • Creating Well-Behaved Sites With The Page Visibility API

    Dudley Storey
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    We’re all resigned to it: launching a browser reloads every tab you previously had open, blasting a cacophonous mix of sound and video. While browsers have made it easier to control this experience with tab icons and extensions like MuteTab, for most people this behavior presents a confusing and disorienting experience. As developers and designers it’s our job to make the web welcoming, not overwhelming. Doesn’t it make sense that sites should only be active when they are the primary focused tab? Why are we burning up batteries and processor cycles with animation that can’t be seen?
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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 want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
  • Some Lightroom Love…Some RC Love, and other Friday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I’m very excited to announce that the awesome RC Concepcion has been named “Director of Content and Education” at KelbyOne RC wrote a blog post about it, called “My New Job at KelbyOne” (here’s the ink) so I want you to hear it about it in his words, but I’m so happy for him; I”m excited about what he brings to the role, and I’m just really proud of him on so many levels. Please join me in welcoming RC to this new position leading our team and helping to mold and guide our educational curriculum for the future.Yesterday We Released FOUR…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Mixer Brush Tool with Pete Collins Join Pete Collins as he takes you on a walk through of the incredibly powerful Mixer Brush Tool. The key to getting the most out of the Mixer Brush is in understanding the four key settings that determine just how your strokes will look. Pete takes you through all of the options, shows you how each option works in concert with the others, how to leverage the built-in tool presets, and how to customize them to make your own brushes. Once you get the hang of the Mixer Brush you’ll find that you can create strokes, details, and looks that you just can’t…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Luke Copping!

    Brad Moore
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    When I was a teenager, I was a Canadian expat living in a US border town whose main interest outside of a rapidly growing fascination with photography primarily consisted of the acquisition and digestion of as much music as I could get my hands on. I mainly listened to a lot of punk, and even as I grew up there were certain things about that movement that stuck with me: bits of lyrics, simple lessons, a strong DIY ethic, etc.But it was the saying Talk – Action = 0, a slogan of Vancouver band D.O.A. that always resonated with me most. Even though it was originally meant to relate…
  • Want Some Cool Lightroom Tips? Here’s a Whole Bunch of ‘Em!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    In the past few months, since RC and I picked up the reins from Matt over at LightroomKillerTips.com we have really been putting up a ton of cool Lightroom tips, techniques and tutorials on there.For example, today I’ve got a really cool tip on how to get a “Fade” effect (like we have in Photoshop) over in Lightroom when you use the Adjustment Brush.  On Monday I did a post called “7 Really Useful Lightroom Shortcuts” that a lot of folks said they really found helpful. Last week, RC did a short, quick, right to the point “Start to Finish in Five Minutes…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Understanding the Basic Sliders in Adobe Camera Raw

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this short video tutorial by Tuts+ you can get a quick overview of how the basic sliders work in Adobe Camera Raw. It has a great demonstration using a white to black grayscale image which shows what each slider does, and which parts of your image each are affecting. There is also a good indicator of why you want to be shooting RAW format instead of JPG, showing the same corrections done on both formats and the difference the the larger RAW file makes. Enjoy the video: For more Photoshop tips check out our post-processing section. The Basic sliders in Lightroom do pretty much the same…
  • 6 Steps to Growing Your Photography Business Using a Recommended Vendors List

    Scott Wyden Kivowitz
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this article I talk about a technique used in all types of business, but of course will relate it to photography. To make it easy to understand, I am going to discuss the technique specifically for wedding photographers. But it is important to know that the technique you will learn in this article can work for any type of photography niche or genre. Utilizing a business partner vendor list to grow your business How so? By creating something of value to offer website visitors, which will in turn get them to give you their name and email address. When someone offers you contact information…
  • Kupo Grip Master C-Stand Review

    Sime
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been using studio lights for a couple of years now, I’ve used a few different brands with all sorts of different modifiers, from the basic softboxes that your less expensive lighting kits might come with, to my current favourite, the 2 meter Octa from Studio-Flash.com. The one consistency with bundled lighting kits is that they mostly all come with a set of lightweight stands that, for the most part, are great and will certainly do what you need them to do when you’re starting out and they’ll get you a long way with clever use of sandbags and counterweights. But…
  • Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

    Simon Ringsmuth
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out of these types of shoots that I end up doing them more, though at some point it hardly seems fair because I wonder if I’m having more fun than the children whose pictures I am taking. While each session is unique, I have developed my own style (which, in many ways, will always be a work in progress as I continue to learn new things) when it comes to both the shooting and editing process, and I thought it might help those who are new…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Dance

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Earlier I shared a bunch of elegant images of the world of dance. Dance is an art form just like photography. It take discipline and endurance to be a dancer. Can you relate as a photographer? Each is a passion, something which needs practice to perfect. Dance is picturesque and often is partnered with photography as the are symbiotic – they work well together. By Michael Dunn Weekly photography challenge – dance Now it’s your turn. Do you know a dancer? Can you approach the local dance school to offer to take some photos for them? Maybe even something less formal like your…
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  • A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: RAVPower 15W Solar Charger, Savior battery pack keep you...
  • The Week in Review: news and features you don't want to miss

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 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 hires digital...
  • This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 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 Fruit Ninja [iOS Univer...
  • All the best app reviews last week on TUAW

    Kelly Hodgkins
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last week was a busy one for apps in the iOS App Store, giving your favorite TUAW writers a chance to post some great reviews of the apps that grace their home screens. Here's a quick roundup of our recent reviews -- and a few app roundups -- you may...
  • Caturday: Brown Cat knows how to use a MacBook better than you do

    Steven Sande
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over the years that Caturday has been a regular staple on the site, we've seen cats standing in front, laying on top, or simply snuggling the warmth of a variety of Apple devices. But until Brown Cat, we haven't had a cat who actually seems to know w...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As the calendar flipped to 2015, we asked DPReview readers to look back at their photographic year and send us their favorite shots from 2014 so we could feature some standouts on our homepage. The response was overwhelming. We've sorted through 1400+ submissions and made selections of our favorites in three categories - people, places and things. Take a look at some of our readers' best work from the last year. See galleries
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Picking favorites is hard. Nevertheless, our readers were up to the task when we asked them to submit their best shots of 2014. We received over 1400 submissions, and it was no small job picking favorites. We didn't need the reminder, but it underscored just how talented our readership is. Photos were divided into three categories and we settled on a small selection to feature in each.
  • Project from war-torn Ukraine wins Terry O’Neil Award for Italian photographer

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The winners of the 2014 Terry O’Neil Award have been announced, with Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi collecting the first prize with a documentary series covering the crisis in Ukraine. Behind Kiev’s Barricades won Giorgio £3000 and a commission for the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Take a look at some of the winning images. See gallery
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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,…
  • We Have Our Book Giveaway Winners!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of Jay’s new brilliant new book, “Light, Gesture & Color” (That’s Jay and me at Photo Plus Expo back in November during the book launch). If you didn’t win, you can still pick up Jay’s book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. > Robert McClymond > Chris Helms > Lisa Hall > Carrie Cleghorn > James Kuhn Winners: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment…
  • When Lightroom’s “Shadows” Slider Isn’t Enough…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    This isn’t one of those tips that you’re going to use every day, but when you need it, it’s really an image-saver. It’s about bringing out shadow detail in a big way using a workaround that does take a few steps, but it’s super easy (after it all goes faster than you’d think). Here’s what we’re doing:   STEP ONE: Here’s the original image. The area in the foreground is pretty dark, so to open up that area, we reach for the Shadows slider. STEP TWO: Here I cranked the Shadows slider all the way to +100, and it helped a little bit, but…
  • Highlight Warnings in Lightroom: Viewer Mail

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here.  We are all so excited that you guys are digging the direction of where we are going with Lightroom Killer Tips.  We also wanted to make sure that you guys know that we want this to be a resource for -you-.  If we can help in any way, please make sure you let us know.  Send us a tweet, comment on a page.  Every comment gets read here, and we can try to get to them in posts as we go along. To that, I wanted to answer a quick question on Highlight warning.  Gwen asks: “I know that in my camera I see blinking red when I shoot something that is…
  • Getting the most out of your Adjustment Brush

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your Flow and Density settings. Here is an image I took of my friend David Carr playing drums for his band Third Day. I want to be able to lighten up his face just a bit and tone down the background to focus more on him. First step we usually take is to zoom in on his face and pick the adjustment brush. Set the exposure up to a reasonable setting and start painting. It will brighten him up, but it looks a tad over-edited especially on the shoulder and cheek. My default reaction would be to…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Deals have been scarce in recent weeks following all of the holiday discounts, but it appears things are beginning to pick up again. Best Buy is offering discounts on its stock of iPad Air 2 models, and there are also some deals to be had on iMacs, Retina MacBook Pros, and Macbook Airs. We've also got a selection of Apple-related accessories that are on sale, including quite a few speakers. Finally, we've rounded up a few games and apps that can be had at a discount this week. iPad Air 2 Best Buy has temporarily discounted its entire iPad Air 2 stock by $50 to $100, which is the best…
  • Hands-On With the ClamCase Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2

    Juli Clover
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Keyboards have become an increasingly important way for iPad users to boost the productivity of their tablets, and there are dozens of keyboards and keyboard cases on the market designed for the iPad. Apple itself has begun highlighting keyboard cases in recent weeks, showcasing a range of products in its brick and mortar stores, and with Apple beginning to put an emphasis on iPad accessories, interest in keyboards will undoubtedly pick up in the coming months. ClamCase, a well-known iPad accessory maker, has been producing keyboard cases for several years and its most recent case, the…
  • 'GMT Bug' in iOS 8 Calendar Syncing Causing Time Zone Confusion for Users

    Kelly Hodgkins
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    A growing number of users on Apple's support forums are reporting an issue with iOS 8 and the time zones of synced calendar events, reports Forbes. Known by users as the "GMT bug," the issue is causing confusion as calendar events sometimes see a secondary time zone (frequently GMT) added on. The issue is documented in a lengthy thread on Apple's support forums that was started shortly after iOS 8 was released, and it has continued to gain significant attention since that time. According to user reports, calendar events created in one time zone are converted to another timezone possibly when…
  • Tetris-Like Puzzle Game 'Shades' Named Apple's Free App of the Week

    Mitchel Broussard
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    The "super simple, surprisingly challenging" puzzle game Shades, by developer UOVO, has been named by Apple as this week's App of the Week. Launched last year, and also featured in the App Store's "Best New Games" section, the game usually costs $1.99 to download. The game takes inspiration from Tetris, with falling blocks of varying color hues - instead of shapes - needing to be slotted into the correct position by the player. Matching hues make darker colors, resulting in chain moves that can knock out entire rows of blocks. A mesmerizing, calming, zen-like experience that quickly…
  • Apple's iPhone is Most Popular in Alaska and Montana

    Juli Clover
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    A new study that measures iPhone usage rates by state suggests that Apple's iPhone is most popular in states like Alaska, Montana, Vermont, New York, Kansas, and Mississippi. The study, conducted by Chitika Insights on December 25 through December 31, sampled "hundreds of millions" of U.S.-based iPhone ad impressions to determine the percentage of iPhone users in each state. Each of the above listed states, along with many states in New England, saw between 55 and 65 percent of smartphone traffic coming from iPhones. Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana,…
 
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