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  • Cat rescues its kittens from two humans [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    There's an old adage: Don't get between a momma bear and her cubs. Let's expand that to this: Don't get between a momma cat and her cubs. Watch this cat hulk out in defense of her kittens. The post Cat rescues its kittens from two humans [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Finally, a browser for people who have way too many tabs open

    Mashable
    Rex Santus
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    The former CEO of the company that developed the Opera browser, Jon von Tetzchner, launched a new browser on Tuesday designed specifically for power users. Vivaldi is designed for the person who is always struggling to fit all their tabs onto a single screen. The browser, which is currently in "technical preview," still needs a lot work, according to developers. There is no mobile version of Vivaldi, either, for the time being — so the browser is definitely in its early stages. See also: 6 browser extensions to improve your Facebook experience The new browser offers "tab stacks," which…
  • Watch How Snowmageddon Spread Across Twitter

    Fast Company
    Mark Wilson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Weather goes viral!Do you remember Friday, January 23? How could you? Life was meaningless. #Snowmageddon2015 was barely a thing then. It probably wasn't even trending.Read Full Story
  • Quantum Dot Displays Could Lead To Cheaper, Thinner Screens

    TechCrunch
    John Biggs
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
     Devices can’t get thinner for a few reasons. While a lighter, thinner battery would be amazing, screens still take up a lot of gadget real estate, a fact that is mitigated slightly by e-ink and other “flat” displays. Now, however, researchers are turning to Quantum Dot displays, screens that use light-emitting nanocrystals to display multiple colors in a screen that is… Read More
  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Cat rescues its kittens from two humans [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    There's an old adage: Don't get between a momma bear and her cubs. Let's expand that to this: Don't get between a momma cat and her cubs. Watch this cat hulk out in defense of her kittens. The post Cat rescues its kittens from two humans [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Incredible (and hysterical) magic trick [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    This isn't your usual magic trick. Think of it like street magic plus a slap to the face. It's British, which is short for, "Watch out, there is a swear word." The post Incredible (and hysterical) magic trick [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A cat waking up isn't normally a big deal. But when you film it in slow-mo, everything changes. Watching this cat wake up in slow-mo, you can see how they're related to the mighty king of the jungle. The post Cat waking up in slow motion is epic [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Japan’s adorable street-cleaning snowbot [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    I don't know about you, but when the snowplow starts down our street, we hold our breath and hope our car escapes unscathed, but that's not the case in Japan when Yuki-taro goes out for a spin. The post Japan’s adorable street-cleaning snowbot [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 31 Valentines for the unromantic soul

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Just because you’re not a flowers-and-candy kind of guy or gal doesn’t mean you don’t like to show you care. That’s why Buzzfeed’s Mallory McInnis offered up thirty-one possibilities for the more straightforward souls among us. For the Valentine you love in spite of all their many flaws. Buy here. For a Valentine who deserves … The post 31 Valentines for the unromantic soul appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Finally, a browser for people who have way too many tabs open

    Rex Santus
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    The former CEO of the company that developed the Opera browser, Jon von Tetzchner, launched a new browser on Tuesday designed specifically for power users. Vivaldi is designed for the person who is always struggling to fit all their tabs onto a single screen. The browser, which is currently in "technical preview," still needs a lot work, according to developers. There is no mobile version of Vivaldi, either, for the time being — so the browser is definitely in its early stages. See also: 6 browser extensions to improve your Facebook experience The new browser offers "tab stacks," which…
  • Bernese mountain dog learns cold, hard truth about playing on ice

    Andrea Romano
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    This dog will probably not be the next figure-skating gold medalist. Quinn, a five-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog, recently experienced the drawbacks of playing on a strange, alien substance called "ice." See also: 24 animals that hate snow more than you @QuinnTheBerner learning all about ice A video posted by TJ Parker (@tjparker) on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:41pm PST It's OK, pup, you're still the champion of our hearts and our news feeds. BONUS: 18 Animals That Are Totally Ready for Sweater Weather Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Viral Videos,…
  • The biggest blizzard moments from the past 48 hours

    Chris Grasinger
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    A howling blizzard with wind gusts more than 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning. See also: This was New York City in the blizzard of 2015 In New England, the storm was a bitter, paralyzing blast, while in the New York metro area, it was a bust that left forecasters apologizing, some New Yorkers griping and officials defending their near-total shutdown on travel. At least 2 feet of snow…
  • A giant polar bear took the tube in London today

    Tim Chester
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    LONDON — The city may not be experiencing the same icy conditions as the United States' Northeast region this week, but it had its own Arctic visitor on Tuesday. A huge polar bear made its way through the city as part of a PR stunt for new Sky Atlantic TV show Fortitude. See also: Baby Polar Bear Introduced to Snow for the First Time The bear, a replica of the largest land carnivore on Earth, was created by 19 Hollywood prop specialists. It took six weeks and 60 types of material to produce, including 90 square feet of sheet fur. A polar bear roams the tube in London.Image: Flickr,…
  • 11-foot phallic snow sculpture brutally bulldozed, despite protests

    Tricia Gilbride
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, erected an impressive 11-foot-tall phallic snow sculpture on Thursday only to see it tragically crushed by a bulldozer. The dedicated snow artists tried everything they could to preserve their hard work, including creating a human barricade and dumping ice water on the snow penis in hopes that it would freeze and render their masterpiece indestructible. Eventually, they realized their efforts were in vain and took final selfies with the sculpture before it was destroyed. Video: YouTube, Kendeezy38 Just be happy this isn't your cat Louis…
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  • Watch How Snowmageddon Spread Across Twitter

    Mark Wilson
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Weather goes viral!Do you remember Friday, January 23? How could you? Life was meaningless. #Snowmageddon2015 was barely a thing then. It probably wasn't even trending.Read Full Story
  • Now Profitable in Major Markets, Lyft Rolls Out National Marketing Campaign

    Evie Nagy
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The fast-growing ride-sharing company made a slew of announcements today, including a new hire and branding initiative.After a year of reported five-fold growth in revenue and ridership, Lyft today announced a number of metrics and milestones as well as initiatives for 2015. According to cofounder and CEO Logan Green, Lyft is now profitable in its most established markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, and Seattle. And while he won't share specific numbers, Green also says that in 2014 the ride-sharing company gained market share against its much larger rival…
  • This Company Will Get You Into Unlimited Fitness Classes

    Anna Maltby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Selling customers on an all-you-can-sweat pass is easy. The real challenge: convincing boutique studios that it's good for them, too.There used to be two ways to get a regular workout: You could join a gym, locking yourself into a long-term commitment, or you could sign up for individual, boutique fitness classes whose costs quickly add up. But a former Bain consultant created a third way—a $99 pass that gets members into an unlimited number of classes, from boxing to Pilates, hosted by a wide range of small businesses. It is, to be cliché about it, the Netflix of fitness. And in less than…
  • The iPhone Of Health Insurance Cards

    John Brownlee
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Why is the one tangible thing about our insurance so flimsily made? Here's an alternative, imagined by Smart Design. For Body Week, Co.Design asked a select group of design firms: What one thing in the health care industry desperately needs to be redesigned, and how would you redesign it? Here, Smart Design imagines a smarter health insurance card.—EdsRead Full Story
  • I Went To A Spa For My Uterus And This Is My Story

    Laura Hooper Beck
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    These trendy treatments promise all kinds of health benefits but it was, literally, a lot of hot air. And our reporter kinda loved it.As a successful businesswoman on the go (I'm a low level hack in the entertainment industry), I am plagued by stress. So much stress. I'll do literally anything to make it go away, short of exercising, eating right, or some other stupid shit like meditating. Basically, if a doctor tells me to do it, I'm gonna take a hard pass. But if a skinny blonde in an ugly wig tells me that blowing hot air up my vagina is going to cure everything I've ever suffered from,…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Quantum Dot Displays Could Lead To Cheaper, Thinner Screens

    John Biggs
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
     Devices can’t get thinner for a few reasons. While a lighter, thinner battery would be amazing, screens still take up a lot of gadget real estate, a fact that is mitigated slightly by e-ink and other “flat” displays. Now, however, researchers are turning to Quantum Dot displays, screens that use light-emitting nanocrystals to display multiple colors in a screen that is… Read More
  • Facebook Opens Registration For F8 Conference Featuring Oculus, WhatsApp, Instagram

    Josh Constine
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
     Omnipresence seems to be the theme for Facebook’s F8 conference this year. Today, registration opened allowing developers to apply for $495 tickets, though it’s free to livestream. “One of the biggest changes about this F8 is that we’re going to include all the properties: Facebook, Oculus, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp”, Facebook’s Director Of Platform… Read More
  • Berlin’s Monoqi Buys Up The Old Assets Of Mydeco To Scale Up In The UK

    Mike Butcher
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    After what feels like a rather long time, Berlin-based handpicked design/furnishings retailer Monoqi has finally acquired the assets of the former online furniture marketplace MyDeco, which latterly competed with the original Fab.com in the UK. For the last few months traffic to MyDeco has been redirected to furniture retailer Made.com (with which it shared backers including Brent Hoberman… Read More
  • Health And Beauty Marketplace Wahanda Acquires App Agency To Hit Mobile

    Mike Butcher
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
     Wahanda, the Health and beauty marketplace — which has grown to be Europe’s largest to date — has acquired Lithuanian-based Lemon Labs for an undisclosed amount, but understood to be in the seven figures. The move comes at an important time for Wahanda, which despite growing to a decent size on the web, has for too long ignored the mobile space. Clearly acquiring a mobile… Read More
  • The Bluewire Is A Bluetooth Headset That Can Record Your Calls

    Kyle Russell
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
     Journalists, PR folk, and anyone else who needs to keep accurate copies of phone calls should check out the Bluewire, a new Bluetooth headet that just launched on Indiegogo. Read More
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  • Your mood vs. your reality

    Seth Godin
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    Who is happy? Are rock stars, billionaires or recently-funded entrepreneurs happier? What about teenagers with clear skin? Either what happens changes our mood... or our mood changes the way we narrate what happens. This goes beyond happiness economics and the understanding that a certain baseline of health and success is needed for many people to be happy. The question worth pondering is: are you seeking out the imperfect to justify your habit of being unhappy? Does something have to happen in the outside world for you to be happy inside? Or, to put it differently, Is there a narrative…
  • 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.
 
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    WIRED

  • Snapchat Is Officially in the News Business With Launch of Discovery

    Issie Lapowsky
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    Snapchat's long-awaited news tool, Discovery, is finally here, enabling media outlets to post bite-sized content on the app. The post Snapchat Is Officially in the News Business With Launch of Discovery appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Case Turns Your iPhone Into an Interchangeable-Lens Camera

    Tim Moynihan
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The slick Moment Case just launched on Kickstarter. Snap on a compatible lens, and your phone is transformed into something more closely resembling a real-deal camera. The post New Case Turns Your iPhone Into an Interchangeable-Lens Camera appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private

    Issie Lapowsky
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Facebook is about to be invaded by cat photos. Strike that. Facebook is about to be invaded by even more cat photos. The post The Messaging App That Uses Cats to Keep Your Photos Private appeared first on WIRED.
  • Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools

    Cade Metz
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Twitter is more than it was yesterday. And that’s true in more ways than one. Today, the popular social networking service began offering two new tools: one for taking, editing, and sharing videos on your mobile phone (see left), and another for trading private messages among groups of people (see below, left). According to Twitter […] The post Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools appeared first on WIRED.
  • Would You Rather Have a Potato Chip or a Penny?

    Rhett Allain
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Which is worth more? A potato chip or a penny? The post Would You Rather Have a Potato Chip or a Penny? appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • A Brain For Your Smart Home, Popular Logitech Gear, and More Deals

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    If you're planning on buying some smart home gear this year, chances are, you'll be able to use the Wink Hub to control them all from a single interface. If you're not sure what this works with, check out this full list of compatible products. [Wink Connected Home Hub, $35]Read more...
  • Hide a Wi-Fi Router in a Magazine Holder

    Melanie Pinola
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    As important as they are, routers and modems aren't the prettiest things to look at. Keep them from cluttering up the view with their constantly blinking lights with a simple magazine storage box.Read more...
  • HotelTonight Adds Two New Ways to Get Discounted Rooms

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    iOS/Andriod/Windows: Whether you're stranded during your travels or just want to plan your next road trip , HotelTonight is an app we've recommended as a good last-minute option. As of today, you can access discounts on HotelTonight's inventory in two ways: Rate Drop and Bonus Rate.Read more...
  • Pushbullet Arrives for Mac, iOS, and Safari

    Eric Ravenscraft
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    OS X/iOS/Safari: Pushbullet is easily one of the best apps for bridging your devices together . The one hole in its support, however, has been Apple devices. Today that's over. Pushbullet now has support for Macs, iDevices, and even Safari.Read more...
  • Ten Things To Do If Your Car Is Stuck In A Snow Storm

    Chris Perkins
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    There are a lot of conflicting ideas going around about how dangerous and dramatic winter driving can be. So here's a clear, simple guide for what to do when you find yourself lost in the snow.Read more...
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  • Apple Predicted to Report Record-Breaking First Quarter on Strength of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Apple is set to report its financial results this afternoon for Q1 2015, a three-month period spanning October through December that directly followed the launch of the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Despite offering guidance of between $63.5 to $66.5 billion in total sales, many analysts are predicting that Apple outpaced those numbers in what could amount to a record-breaking quarter. Fortune has averaged the estimates of 35 analysts, including 20 professionals and 15 amateurs, and determined that expectations are for Apple to report earnings of $2.68 per share,…
  • iCloud.com Photos App Gains New Zoom, Email Features

    Juli Clover
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Apple's iCloud.com Photos app was quietly updated over the weekend, adding a new zoom option to the toolbar that lets users zoom in on photos that have been uploaded to iCloud Photo Library. As noted by German site iFun.de, Apple's web-based Photos app has also gained a new feature that allows users to send photos via email directly from the website, making sharing photos easier than ever before. The addition of new zoom and email features follows a major November update to the iCloud.com Photos app, which began allowing users to upload photos to iCloud for the first time. Before the addition…
  • OS X 10.10.2 Includes Fix for 'Thunderstrike' Hardware Exploit Affecting Macs

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Apple is readying a fix in OS X 10.10.2 for the so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit targeting Macs equipped with Thunderbolt ports, iMore has learned. According to the report, Apple patched the vulnerability by making code changes in the upcoming software update that prevent a Mac's bootrom from being replaced or rolled back to a previous state in which it could be attacked.To secure against Thunderstrike, Apple had to change the code to not only prevent the Mac's boot ROM from being replaced, but also to prevent it from being rolled back to a state where the attack would be possible…
  • Rumored 'iPad Pro' and Companion Stylus Imagined in New Renderings

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Following an influx of rumors surrounding the "iPad Pro" and a possible stylus accessory launching around the same time, well-known 3D modeler and designer Martin Hajek has created a series of concept renderings for each device on his blog. Hajek's models include several details rumored for the iPad Pro, which has been claimed to carry a 12.2 - 12.9 inch display and fall in line with the rounded design of the current iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The renderings are based on some design drawings that surfaced last November, with Hajek noting the design brings back the larger bezels seen in…
  • Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with The Telegraph, Woodside states the company had plans to include the finger-sensing feature in the Nexus 6, which was launched late last year, but due to Apple's poaching of "the best supplier" for the technology and other suppliers not meeting quality expectations, Motorola decided to remove the feature before launch. “The secret behind that is that it was…
 
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  • 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…
  • 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…
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  • 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…
  • 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…
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    Macworld

  • Twitter launches two much-needed new tools for video shoots and group chats

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Twitter spent the last several months experimenting with your timeline. The network created an event feed around the World Cup, started showing content from people you don’t follow when you pull to refresh, and now shows you important tweets you missed at the top of your stream. But Twitter has been lagging behind when it comes to building brand new tools for you to use. That changes now.The network is finally rolling out group direct messaging and the ability to shoot and share videos within its iOS and Android apps after teasing both features for months.To read this article in full or to…
  • Podcast: We all love free stuff

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this week’s pre-earnings-call podcast (hint: Apple makes another boatload of money) we talk about headlines hinting that there’s something wrong with one side winning and another losing in regard to acquisitions, Apple selling thisssssss many iPhones in China, the notion of Apple becoming a mobile virtual network operator, the more-visible Free on iTunes promotions, and an upcoming free version of Avid’s ProTools.Show notes Dennis Woodside on Motorola, Google and the future of Dropbox (The Telegraph) The blame game: Everything is Apple's fault China likely to top US for Apple iPhone…
  • New Vivaldi browser aims to win over power users

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    There's a new browser aiming to win the hearts and minds of power users. Called Vivaldi, the Chromium-based browser comes from a team led by Jon von Tetzchner, co-founder and former CEO of Opera Software. Vivaldi is available now as a technical preview for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The overall look of Vivaldi is a mix of a classic browser UI and the more sparse, modern interpretations in browsers like Chrome and Microsoft's upcoming Spartan. In the upper left corner, you have a small menu button; below that the address bar with home, back, forward and refresh buttons to its left. There is also…
  • The blame game: Everything is Apple's fault

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to the world of Internet tech coverage. The big, stupid, stinky onion that is the world of Internet tech coverage. The outside layer of this onion is benign. In this case, it’s an interview by the Telegraph with former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, architect of Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of the company. This is the plain brown wrapper in which we will find the eye-watering mess that is the heart of Internet tech coverage. This piece was picked up by Engadget, which extracts this from the interview:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Grim Fandango Remastered review: A legendary adventure brought back to life

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Nearly impossible to purchase for over a decade, you can now play Grim Fandango and understand why it's one of the best adventure games ever made.
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • 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…
  • 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…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Best U.S. hotels for 2015 are ...

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa took the top U.S. spot in U.S. News & World Report's fifth annual "Best Hotels of 2015" list.
  • Coastal areas coping with flooding

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Later today, high tide moves in, which could worsen conditions in flooded areas in the Northeast. Heavy snow and strong winds are still a factor.
  • My mother was child of Nazi death factory

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Liberation 70 years ago today at Auschwitz-Birkenau was anything but a celebration for my mother, Rena Margulies, who as an 11-year-old prisoner was one of the very few children to survive the Nazi death factory.
  • Apparent ISIS post: New threat

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    A video file posted online Tuesday purports to relay a new message from Japanese ISIS hostage Kenji Goto: He and a captive Jordanian military pilot will be killed in the next 24 hours if Jordan doesn't release a convicted would-be suicide bomber.
  • Pilot runs out of fuel, ditches plane in ocean

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    The pilot of a single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • 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…
  • 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…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Choose Which Version of Lightroom to Buy

    Andrew S. Gibson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Buying Lightroom used to be simple. All you had to do was buy the full version of the program, and upgrade (if you wished) every time a new version came out. But ever since Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription service, photographers have been faced with two choices. You can still go for the standalone version, or you can buy Lightroom as part of a Creative Cloud monthly membership. But how do you know which is the best option for you? Read on to find out. Creative Cloud is announced Adobe’s initial announcement of the Creative Cloud licensing concept was somewhat controversial as…
  • 4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

    Sarah Hipwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Warp command in Photoshop, showing the grid over a selection and the presets What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be distorted or transformed into a new shape. You may have seen popular online tutorials where the warp command was used to create a realistic page curl in Photoshop? How useful is the Warp Command as a photographer? Honestly, to answer this question it will depend on the type of photography you specialize in, and to what degree you post-process your images. For a lot of…
  • Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update: New Features

    Andrew S. Gibson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In December 2014 Fujifilm released the latest firmware upgrade (version 3.00) for its X-T1 camera. More than a minor upgrade, the new firmware adds a number of new features that greatly enhance the camera’s capabilities. Let’s take a look at ones most likely to be of interest to X-T1 owners. By the way, if you’d like to learn more about firmware (for all makes of camera) then read our article Updating Your Camera’s Firmware – What is it and Why It’s Important. Electronic Shutter A new electronic shutter allows you to take photos at shutter speeds of up to 1/32000…
  • 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…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Pandora app updated with a load of new features

    Mel Martin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Pandora has been around since 2008, one of the earliest apps offered for the iPhone. With millions of listeners in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, the streaming music service has always been one the most popular music apps out there. After what...
  • Wall Street analysts make their final Q1 2015 predictions for Apple

    Steven Sande
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    (Table from Fortune.com, Philip Elmer-DeWitt) With only a few hours to go until Apple releases its Q1 2015 (October 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014) financial results, Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt has pulled together estimates from a number of Wall Str...
  • Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV

    Steven Sande
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Apple's little black box keeps gaining smarts. The Apple TV was updated today with a new channel: the Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS network. The new channel also has an accompanying iOS app for viewing on the small screen. Sports Illustrated created...
  • Alfred Remote is here and it's interesting

    TJ Luoma
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Alfred Remote (US$5) is here, it's really well-designed, easy to use, and I'm not sure how I'm going to use it yet. I can't even remember how long ago I first spotted the "Remote" icon in Alfred 2, but it has been there for so long I've kind of grow...
  • The police want Waze to pull speed trap tagging feature from app

    John-Michael Bond
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When selecting a GPS device there are many factors to consider, like map quality, points-of-interest integration, and if it can help you avoid tickets. That last feature is a big one. According to the Associated Press, Waze, a GPS app that Google bou...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more
  • 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.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 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,…
  • 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…
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • 'Alfred Remote' Turns iOS Devices Into Remote Controls for Macs

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    Running with Crayons today announced Alfred Remote, an iOS app that turns an iPhone or iPad into a remote control for various tasks on a user's Mac, from controlling a screensaver to launching apps (via The Verge). Designed with parity of the Alfred app on the Mac App Store in mind, Alfred for iOS also allows users to expand into systemwide interactions with their desktop computers. Users with a Powerpack addition to their Alfred 2 experience, which costs about $25, can then use the Remote to control Powerpack-exclusive features via iOS. These include iTunes playback, copying and pasting…
  • Lockitron Introduces New $99 App-Enabled Smart Deadbolt Lock 'Bolt'

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Lockitron today announced a new product in its lineup of smart keyless home locking system devices, the $99 Bolt. Lockitron previously entered the market a few years back with the somewhat rocky launch of an earlier smartphone-enabled deadbolt lock, and the company is now shifting gears to focus on Bolt. The basics of the device allow users with the free-to-download app to unlock and lock their home deadbolts via Bluetooth Low Energy, meaning a user must be near the lock to interact with it, but the lock will keep working in event of a power outage. As reported by TechCrunch, Lockitron…
  • Apple TV Updated with Sports Illustrated's New 120 SPORTS Channel

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Apple has updated the Apple TV today with a new channel for Sports Illustrated's 120 SPORTS network. 120 SPORTS was launched last year on iPhone, iPad and other platforms as a streaming platform for major sports leagues, including the MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA TOUR, Nascar and leading college divisions. The digital-only network offers 76 hours of live content and more than 1,200 on-demand video clips each week. The 120 SPORTS channel provides sports fans with a collection of recent in-game highlights and other video content through the built-in Catch-Up and Timeline modes. Catch-Up provides a…
  • Twitter Updating iOS App With Group Messaging and New Video Features

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    Following a soft update that added a recap feature for top tweets last week, Twitter today announced a substantial feature update to its iOS and Android mobile apps that includes two new additions to the service: group messaging and "a new mobile video experience." Similar to the Direct Message feature, Group Messages will allow multiple users to converse privately amongst one another in a group chat room. Most notably, however, users won't need to already follow one another to be able to begin and engage in a Group Message conversation. Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement…
  • Western Union Now Accepting Apple Pay in United States

    Joe Rossignol
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    American payment services company Western Union announced on Tuesday that it now accepts Apple Pay as a way for customers to make money transfers and bill payments in the United States. iPhone users will be able to make NFC-based payments using their smartphones at Western Union's flagship locations and at kiosks in over 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide. Apple Pay support was launched at Western Union's iconic 1440 Broadway store in New York City and will be rolled out to other agent locations in the near future. The company operates over 65,000 agent locations across the…
 
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