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  • Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    We know you true lovebirds out there have been sweating Valentine's Day gifts for months, and then there are those of us who grab that pack of underwear our loved one has been meaning to buy, and call it a success sealed with a kiss and the approval of Inspector No. 33. For we sadder souls, there is the Love Poetry Generator. The post Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dog weddings are an engaging tradition for humans

    Mashable
    Tricia Gilbride
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    If the sight of a bulldog in layers of white tulle brings tears to your eyes, you are not alone Dog weddings —also know as puptials— are an adorable, if slightly bizarre tradition. The idea of two canines coming together in tiny veils and bow-ties to declare their everlasting love is too irresistible to let go See also: 15 Dogs With Jobs That Put Your Resume to Shame Cats get married too, but it's less frequent because it's more difficult to get felines to participate in a ceremony because they are their own masters. It's natural to question whether animals themselves ever get…
  • Amazon's Enterprise Email Service WorkMail Goes After Microsoft

    Fast Company
    Tyler Hayes
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Amazon has a new enterprise email service called WorkMail.Despite a growing list of failed products from Amazon recently—the Fire phone and in-house diapers, notably—one thing it does better than nearly any other company is cloud services. That's why its newly announced enterprise email service, WorkMail, should be considered a serious threat to Microsoft and its Exchange email service.Read Full Story
  • LG’s Annual Profit Doubles To $475M After Shipping 59.1M Smartphones In 2014

    TechCrunch
    Jon Russell
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
     Samsung may be stumbling after posting its lowest annual profit for three years, but the same can’t be said for fellow Korean company LG, which just revealed that it shipped 59.1 million smartphones last year, a 24 percent increase on its figure from 2013. Read More
  • The best laid plans

    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect
    Seth Godin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    As your plans get more detailed, it's also more and more likely that they won't work exactly as you described them. Certainly, it's worth visualizing the thing you're working to build. When it works, what's it going to be like? Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you're going to do when the plan doesn't work. Because it won't. Not the way you expect, certainly. Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. Sales won't get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change. All part of the plan that includes…
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  • Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    We know you true lovebirds out there have been sweating Valentine's Day gifts for months, and then there are those of us who grab that pack of underwear our loved one has been meaning to buy, and call it a success sealed with a kiss and the approval of Inspector No. 33. For we sadder souls, there is the Love Poetry Generator. The post Nothing says devotion like the Love Poetry Generator appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Super Bowl XLIX advertising lineup [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Are you the kind of Super Bowl fan who's only really in it for the food and commercials? Well, get ready to spend more quality time at the guac bowl! The post Super Bowl XLIX advertising lineup [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Dolphins go surfing in Australia [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There's a reason dolphins are known as the second smartest creatures on the planet, ranked just above humans. Look at how good they are at surfing! Way better than humans. It's no contest. The post Dolphins go surfing in Australia [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Complete archives of Popular Electronics now available online

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Want to relive those exciting childhood memories of experimenting in electronics or share it with a new generation? You're in luck because the complete archive of Popular Electronics magazine, published between 1954 and 1982, is now available in PDF format. The post Complete archives of Popular Electronics now available online appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Miss California contestant has an epic bikini malfunction [video]

    Josh Urich
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is the bikini malfunction to end all bikini malfunctions. Fortunately, all the private parts are covered electronically––but barely––so this video is mostly safe for work. But this video isn't a cheap thrill. It's actually really impressive to see how well she regains her composure after the accident. The post Miss California contestant has an epic bikini malfunction [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • Dog weddings are an engaging tradition for humans

    Tricia Gilbride
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    If the sight of a bulldog in layers of white tulle brings tears to your eyes, you are not alone Dog weddings —also know as puptials— are an adorable, if slightly bizarre tradition. The idea of two canines coming together in tiny veils and bow-ties to declare their everlasting love is too irresistible to let go See also: 15 Dogs With Jobs That Put Your Resume to Shame Cats get married too, but it's less frequent because it's more difficult to get felines to participate in a ceremony because they are their own masters. It's natural to question whether animals themselves ever get…
  • TracFone Wireless to pay $40 million for throttling 'unlimited' data

    The Associated Press
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    WASHINGTON — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that TracFone promised unlimited data in its advertising, but then drastically slowed down consumers' data speeds — a practice known as throttling — when they had used a certain amount of data within a 30-day period. In some cases, the FTC said, the company cut off customers' data service when they ran over the limit. See also: FCC…
  • Tony Abbott stars as a knightmare in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'

    Jenni Ryall
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been the butt of every joke to do with knightmares this week, after he decided it was a jolly good idea to give an Australian knighthood to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip But far from a joke, many commentators are now predicting the issue has taken a serious turn with rumblings in Abbott's coalition government. See also: Australian PM offers knighthood to Prince Philip, annoys Twitter As Australia watches the goings-on from a distance, wondering if we will see a throw-back to the days of Labor's backstabbing massacre that saw two prime ministers…
  • Cyber sleuths find 'smoking gun' linking British spy agency to Regin malware

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Ever since the sophisticated and unprecedented cyberattack platform called "Regin" was uncovered in November, cyber sleuths have been working hard to put together all the pieces of this complicated puzzle. Regin was like a dinosaur: many researchers found some of its bones throughout the years, but no one had the full skeleton, as a researcher put it at the time. Now, thanks to newly published Edward Snowden documents, some researchers might have found the smoking gun that conclusively connects the dinosaur to a specific spy agency, the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a…
  • Qualcomm confirms its Snapdragon 810 lost a major smartphone customer

    Christina Warren
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Qualcomm Wednesday said that its Snapdragon 810 chip was dropped by a major phone manufacturer. The announcement came as the company released its first-quarter earnings report. The news, which forced the company to cut its financial outlook for the current fiscal year, seems to align with reports from earlier this month that indicated Samsung would not use Qualcomm's chips for its upcoming Galaxy S6. See also: Report: Next-generation Samsung Galaxy will ditch Qualcomm chip Although Qualcomm wouldn't confirm what major manufacturer had declined to use its Snapdragon 810 processor, we know the…
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    Fast Company

  • Amazon's Enterprise Email Service WorkMail Goes After Microsoft

    Tyler Hayes
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Amazon has a new enterprise email service called WorkMail.Despite a growing list of failed products from Amazon recently—the Fire phone and in-house diapers, notably—one thing it does better than nearly any other company is cloud services. That's why its newly announced enterprise email service, WorkMail, should be considered a serious threat to Microsoft and its Exchange email service.Read Full Story
  • Facebook's Fourth Quarter Results Are All About Mobile

    Neal Ungerleider
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Once criticized for its lack of mobile chops, Facebook has transformed into one of the biggest players in mobile ads and app ecosystems.On today's Facebook earnings call, one theme is clear: it's all about mobile.Read Full Story
  • See The World's Largest Animated GIF

    Luke Dormehl
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Street art for the GIF generation.The space where creativity meets technology is Fast Company's sweet spot—so you can imagine how excited we were when we first saw these images by INSA, a "GIF-iti" artist who is updating street art for the meme generation.Read Full Story
  • Watch As Babies Ride Through Tunnels--And Become Cute, Confused, And Hilarious

    KC Ifeanyi
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:57 pm
    The horror...the adorable horror.Chance are you don't remember what it was like going through tunnels as a wee baby. But judging from this video, we're guessing the experience landed somewhere between "abject terror" and "hopeless confusion."Read Full Story
  • Can Magnets Make You Stop Dwelling On Depressing Thoughts?

    John Paul Titlow
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    A new study shows how magnet therapy can help rewire the depressed brain.Magnets. Precisely how they work remains a mystery of modern science, yet their usefulness only seems to expand as time goes on. Consider this: Magnets have been shown to alleviate depression and other mental ailments. A new study may have just shined some light on exactly how.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • LG’s Annual Profit Doubles To $475M After Shipping 59.1M Smartphones In 2014

    Jon Russell
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
     Samsung may be stumbling after posting its lowest annual profit for three years, but the same can’t be said for fellow Korean company LG, which just revealed that it shipped 59.1 million smartphones last year, a 24 percent increase on its figure from 2013. Read More
  • Investors Thow Datadog A $31M Bone

    Ron Miller
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
     Datadog, a cloud service that helps customers monitor infrastructure and software, whether all in the cloud or a hybrid on-premises-cloud environment, announced $31M in Series C funding today. The round was led by Index Ventures with help from RTP Ventures, Openview Partners and what they referred to as “other equity holders.” Index helped fund the Series B round last February,… Read More
  • AnalyticsMD Applies AI To Optimize The ER

    Natasha Lomas
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
     AnalyticsMD, which is launching out of Y Combinator’s latest batch, is a startup tackling a difficult but very worthwhile problem: how to boost the operational efficiency of hospitals and improve patient care by helping staff make better choices about how resources are allocated. Its founders liken their product to an “air traffic controller for the hospital and healthcare… Read More
  • Samsung Reports Lowest Annual Profit In Three Years Due To Lagging Smartphone Sales

    Catherine Shu
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
     Samsung Electronics reported its lowest annual profit since 2011 during its earnings call today as its smartphone sales continue to suffer from increasing competition. In 2014, the company’s profit was 25 trillion won, a 32 percent drop from a high of 36.8 trillion won in 2013. Read More
  • Formation 8 And Palantir Founder Joe Lonsdale Named In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

    Colleen Taylor
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Joe Lonsdale, the technology executive best known as the co-founder of Palantir and a partner of venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of gender violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other charges in a civil lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco. Formation 8 is also named as a defendant in the suit. Reached today for comment, Lonsdale categorically denied all of… Read More
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  • The best laid plans

    Seth Godin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    As your plans get more detailed, it's also more and more likely that they won't work exactly as you described them. Certainly, it's worth visualizing the thing you're working to build. When it works, what's it going to be like? Even more important, though, is being able to describe what you're going to do when the plan doesn't work. Because it won't. Not the way you expect, certainly. Things will break, be late, miss the spec. People will let you down, surprise you or change their minds. Sales won't get made, promises will be broken, formulas will change. All part of the plan that includes…
  • 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…
 
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    WIRED

  • Facebook Just Had Another Record Quarter, and It Has Apple to Thank

    Marcus Wohlsen
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Facebook deserves a lot of credit for figuring out new ways to make smartphones a true home for its ad products. But over the past three months especially, it's benefitted from a major assist. The post Facebook Just Had Another Record Quarter, and It Has Apple to Thank appeared first on WIRED.
  • Comcast Renames Man ‘Asshole Brown’ After He Tries to Cancel Cable

    Robert McMillan
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Comcast probably doesn’t relish being one of those companies that many Americans love to hate. But sometimes, the cable giant makes this way too easy. Consider the case of Ricardo Brown. After Brown’s wife had a disagreement with the cable company recently, Comcast started sending him monthly statements under the name “Asshole Brown.” The disagreement […] The post Comcast Renames Man ‘Asshole Brown’ After He Tries to Cancel Cable appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

    Andy Greenberg
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:06 pm
    For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him questions under oath, and the scale and consequences of that drug empire suddenly […] The post A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online appeared first on WIRED.
  • Amazon Challenges Google and Microsoft With Its Own Email Service

    Davey Alba
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    On Wednesday, Amazon announced an email and digital calendar service called WorkMail, which is what it sounds like: a corporate email and calendar product. The post Amazon Challenges Google and Microsoft With Its Own Email Service appeared first on WIRED.
  • These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now

    Klint Finley
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Gobs of new open source projects are released every year. Software company Black Duck tries to figure out which ones are actually catching on. The post These Are the Hottest New Open Source Projects Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Design Trends of 2015: How Your Blog Can Adapt

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

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

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

    Alan Henry
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Reader Richard's desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here's how he set it all up. Read more...
  • Hopper Notifies You of Airfare Price Drops on Your iPhone

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    iOS: Hopper is an awesome site that helps you plan ahead on airfaire deals , but the new iOS app takes it a step further, notifying you of price drops and letting you know when to buy.Read more...
  • Take on the Tasks You Dread with a Concurrent Reward System

    Patrick Allan
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Rewards are a great way to get yourself to do the things you don't want to do. Some tasks are just too dreadful or boring, though, and you need something to make even starting them worthwhile. Concurrent rewards can help.Read more...
  • Turn a Mechanical Pencil Into a Precision Solder Dispenser

    Patrick Allan
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Soldering is an easy skill to learn , but it can also be easy to mess up when you're working on really small items. To give yourself a little more control, you can turn a mechanical pencil into a simple precision dispenser.Read more...
  • Deadspin How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not) | Gizmodo We're in a Technological Arms Race with

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Deadspin How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not) | Gizmodo We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food | io9 The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist | Jalopnik This Is Exactly How Insane The Collector Car Market Is Right Now | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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  • Apple and Samsung Tied as World's Largest Smartphone Makers in Q4 2014

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Apple tied Samsung during Q4 2014 to become the world's largest smartphone maker based on global shipments. According to the report, both Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones during the three-month period of October through December. Apple's number is an official figure from its financial results, while Samsung's number is an estimate since the company stopped reporting smartphone shipments a few years ago. The research firm adds that Apple and Samsung were last tied in smartphone market share in Q4 2011. Apple experienced a…
  • Following Apple's Record Quarter Announcement, Samsung Reports Profit Drop

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    On the heels of an earnings call that saw Apple announcing record earnings, rival phone maker Samsung today announced its own results for the October to December period, reporting a 27 percent quarterly decline in earnings. Samsung saw net profit of 5.3 trillion won ($4.9 billion), compared to 7.3 trillion won last year, marking its first annual earnings decline in three years and its fifth consecutive quarter of decline. Apple, meanwhile, announced record earnings of $18 billion, largely due to the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Overall, Samsung's 2014 profit was at 25…
  • FTC Levies $40M Fine Against TracFone for Throttling Unlimited Data Customers

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    In recent months, the Federal Trade Commission has taken a significant interest in carrier throttling practices and today handed down a ruling that could have future ramifications for carriers who throttle their unlimited customers. As reported by Re/code, the FTC has ordered prepaid wireless carrier TracFone to pay $40 million to consumers who paid for unlimited service and were then throttled after reaching certain data limits. TracFone advertised "unlimited text, talk, and data" for $45 a month under the brands Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, and Telcel America, and until…
  • Sony's 'Music Unlimited' Service Shutting Down After Failing to Emerge as Viable iTunes Alternative

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Sony announced on Wednesday that it will be shutting down its Music Unlimited on-demand streaming music service ahead of launching Spotify on PlayStation Music. Music Unlimited will shut down in all 19 countries it operated on March 29, 2015, with nearly all of the countries among the 41 regions that Spotify for PlayStation Music will be available upon launch, including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Music Unlimited launched in December 2010 on PlayStation Network in several countries worldwide, and the service was later extended to iPhone [Direct Link], Android, PlayStation…
  • Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Would 'Welcome the Opportunity' to Become Default Safari Search Engine

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, during the company's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, expressed interest in Yahoo becoming the default search engine in Safari. Mayer recognized the significance that getting Yahoo in front of Mac, iPhone and iPad could have for the search engine, referring to Apple's default web browser as "one of the premier search deals in the world if not the premier search deal in the world.""The Safari platform is basically one of the premier search deals in the world if not the premier search deal in the world," Mayer told RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark…
 
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  • I Like Facebook More Than Twitter These Days and Why That Doesn’t Matter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Facebook is using autoplaying videos and ad tech to make billions

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Scrolling slowly through News Feed, you’ll see a slew of videos. Some are from your friends. Others are ads from brands you like. All of them play automatically. Facebook now sees 3 billion video views a day, a fun fact that could have a huge effect on the network’s bottom line. More than 50 percent of American Facebook users who visit the network daily watch one video per day, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. (It counts as a view if you watch a clip for three seconds or more.) And as Facebook decreases the number of ads it…
  • The Week in iOS Accessories: Keyboards, guitars, golf, and more

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Keyboards, guitars, golf, and moreThis week's roundup shows off the versatility of your iOS hardware—for use in writing, making music, playing sports, and a whole range of life's activities. Read on.Blast MotionThe $150 Blast Golf system attaches a sensor to your golf club; fire up the app on your iOS device, and record your swing. The video view, combined with data transmitted from the sensor via Bluetooth, will tell you everything you need to know to become the next Sam Snead. And it’s social: Share your stats via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail from the app.To read this article in full…
  • So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Apple started the war on Flash, but Google may be the company to finish it. Five years after the search giant introduced HTML5 video as an option on YouTube, Google’s popular video site now defaults to HMTL5 on the web instead of Flash. The change has been a long time coming, with YouTube working steadily to default to HTML5 across the major browsers, including Chrome, beta versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, and Safari 8.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • FCC warns against Wi-Fi hotspot blocking and hints at further crackdowns

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    After shutting down Marriott’s attempt to block personal Wi-Fi hotspot use, the Federal Communications Commission says it’s looking into more violations elsewhere. In a public notice on its website, the FCC makes clear that businesses are not allowed to willfully or maliciously block Wi-Fi hotspots. The notice also suggests that more fines could be on the way, as Marriott’s original violations have prompted fresh complaints. “Following the settlement, the Enforcement Bureau has received several complaints that other commercial Wi-Fi network operators may be disrupting the legitimate…
  • How to easily print mail merged Pages documents

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m not saying that reader Charlie Brown is unhappy (but honestly, isn’t Charlie Brown always unhappy?), but he would like a bit more from a solution I recently offered. He writes:I found your article about creating mail merge documents with Apple’s Pages and Numbers helpful, but I’d like to know how to print the complete set of merged documents all at once. I don’t see where to select print and number of pages within the data merge file screen. While the Pages Data Merge app I mention lets you email merged documents, there’s no print option, as you’ve noticed. That doesn’t…
 
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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

  • Patriots owner, coach on witness list

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Jurors in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez are scheduled to hear opening statements today. | HIS RISE AND FALL | WHAT WILL HIS FIANCEE SAY?
  • Co-pilot was flying AirAsia jet

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    The co-pilot was flying AirAsia Flight QZ8501, as the captain monitored the flight that crashed last month in the Java Sea with 162 people onboard.
  • Unvaccinated students told to stay home

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:17 pm
    California health officials said Wednesday there are 79 confirmed measles cases in the state. | MOM ANGRY AT ANTI-VAXXERS | DAD: BAN UNVACCINATED KIDS
  • Actor charged with voyeurism

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    An American actor living in Canada has been arrested on voyeurism charges in Toronto, police said.
  • Rare fox spotted in Yosemite

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox, it merits a mention.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

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

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

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

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

  • Handiwork: How to Pose Hands

    Gina Milicia
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.” – Og Mandino All images copyright Gina Milicia What to do with your model’s hands is the one thing most photographers and…
  • 5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

    Bruce Lovelace
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical macro subjects like flowers and insects. Help is on the way. There is a whole world of macro photography available to you that doesn’t involve the typical subject matter so often associated with close-up photography. There are some amazing images of insects and flowers to enjoy on the web, but what about going in a different direction? Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing, to challenge your imagination, and direct you…
  • 7 Photography Podcasts That are Worth a Listen

    Ken Lyons
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    There is no shortage of podcasts about photography. They cater for everyone from beginners to experienced amateurs, semi-pros and professionals. A quick search in Google returns so many options it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s impossible to listen to them all, so how do you decide which ones to download or subscribe to? The simplest answer is to follow recommendations from friends and colleagues. So, in no particular order, here are seven photography based podcasts that I currently subscribe to, that I think will be of interest to you as a photographer: 1. This Week in Photo This Week in…
  • 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…
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • Photographer sues Nike over rights to Jordan 'Jumpman' logo

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester photographed a then college-enrolled Michael Jordan for Time Magazine. The image was later licensed and ultimately reshot by Nike, who eventually used the reshot version as the basis for their Jordan 'Jumpman' logo. Rentmeester is now suing Nike for copyright infringement, but does he have a case? Continue reading
  • Print tattoos of your Instagram photos with INK361's Picattoo service

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Instagram Web interface provider INK361 has introduced a new service for Instagram photographers that allows them to create temporary tattoos from their pictures. Once logged in to Instagram via the Picattoo website, users can select up to 12 of their own images to have made into 3x3cm square format prints on sheets of transfer material. Read more
  • Little, Improved: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review posted

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an almost unthinkably small Micro Four Thirds camera with a 16MP sensor, 3" 921k-dot touch screen, 1080/60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi. It follows in the already tiny footsteps of the GM1, adding a built-in EVF and more external controls to that camera's point-and-shoot approach. Does it stand tall in a competitive enthusiast mirrorless class? Read more
  • Moment phone case brings two-stage shutter button to iPhone 6

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Moment, a Seattle-based company that is known for its high-quality smartphone accessory lenses has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product idea, the Moment case. The Moment case is a case for the Apple iPhone 6 that offers a two-stage shutter button, allowing you to half-press to lock focus and exposure. The connection to the phone is electronic without any mechanical components. The grip links to the iPhone via a low-energy bluetooth connection. Read more at connect.dpreview.com
  • Google Nexus 6 camera review

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    The latest in Google's line of showcase devices - the Nexus 6 - was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola. The Nexus 6 comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Motorola Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However, at F2.0 its aperture is a touch faster and it comes with an optical image stabilization system which should make for improved low light performance. Click through to read our detailed review of its camera's performance
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

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

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

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

  • New 'SlatePro TechDesk SE' Comes Equipped with Built-In iPhone Dock, Mac Air Vents and Whiteboard

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Back in March of 2014, iSkelter launched the SlatePro TechDesk on Kickstarter, which was designed with built-in docks and cutouts to accommodate Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The desk was highly successful, leading the company to create a range of furniture products aimed at MacBook and iPhone users, including the new SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition. The SlatePro TechDesk Special Edition is a new version of the original SlatePro desk, introducing an entirely revamped design and several additional features like felt pockets and a dry erase board. Like the original SlatePro…
  • Hands-On First Impressions of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Following the release of Pushbullet for iOS, Mac, and Safari, we have been testing out the new software to see how well it keeps notifications, links, photos and other files in sync between devices. Pushbullet is the marriage of AirDrop, Notifyr and other OS X Yosemite features in one package, but is it a worthwhile alternative? Find out our first impressions in our hands-on video ahead. The process of setting up Pushbullet takes just a few minutes. Depending on which platforms or web browsers you want to send and receive links and files between, download the Pushbullet apps or extensions…
  • Facebook's 'Paper' App for iOS Updated With Photo Sharing Improvements

    Juli Clover
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
    Facebook today updated its Paper app to version 1.2.5, adding several improvements to the app's photo management capabilities. It's now possible for users to access their "Favorited" photos album on iOS for faster sharing of preferred photos, and the Camera Roll in the app organizes photos by date. The "Favorites" album was introduced with the iOS 8 Photos app revamp and houses all of the images that a user favorites via tapping the heart icon on individual pictures within the app. Today's Paper update also includes performance enhancements that are designed to make various features within…
  • YouTube Begins Using HTML5 Instead of Flash for Default Video Playback

    Mitchel Broussard
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    YouTube yesterday announced it has begun using HTML5 video by default for all playback on its website, marking a substantial step in its gradual move away from Flash. The company states the new default will work in most popular web browsers including Safari. Richard Leider, Engineering Manager for YouTube, reiterated on the adaptability of HTML5 over Flash and the use of the former's capabilities beyond a simple web browser. With YouTube's extension to devices like gaming consoles, and even the Apple TV, the benefits of dropping Flash became far more apparent over the years. Over the last…
  • FCC Warns Hotels About Intentionally Blocking Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Joe Rossignol
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday issued a public enforcement advisory that warns hotel chains and other commercial establishments about intentionally blocking or interfering with Wi-Fi hotspots. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau claims that interfering with Wi-Fi hotspots is illegal and that it will take appropriate action against violators by imposing substantial fines. The warning follows an FCC investigation in which the government agency discovered a so-called "disturbing trend" where hotels and other commercial establishments were purposefully blocking wireless customers…
 
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