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  • Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Chicago lovers, have we got a treat for you! The post Forgotten film of Chicago in the 1940s [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Academy taps Adam Levine to perform nominated 'Lost Stars' at Oscars

    Mashable
    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    LOS ANGELES — In what's sure to be the first in a string of music reveals before the Feb. 22 Oscars, The Academy announced Monday that Maroon 5's falsetto-loving Adam Levine will perform "Lost Stars" at the ceremony in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre "Lost Stars," from the Begin Again soundtrack, is nominated for Best Original Song against frontrunner "Glory" (Selma) as well as "Everything Is Awesome" (The Lego Movie), "Grateful" (Beyond the Lights) and "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" (Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me). See also: 'Glory' gets a powerful music video after Best Song Golden Globe win…
  • Stop Pirating Pro Tools: Here Comes A Free Version Of The Audio Editing Software

    Fast Company
    Tyler Hayes
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    A new, free version of Pro Tools is geared toward beginners.The name Pro Tools typically conjures feelings of love or hate—or, most often perhaps, anxiety. That might change soon, however, with the upcoming release of Pro Tools First, a free, less-intimidating version of the extremely popular audio editing software.Read Full Story
  • OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    TechCrunch
    Natasha Lomas
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
     Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More
  • Fear of public speaking

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

  • Man fed up with roommates stealing his food [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Tired of his roommates nicking his food, this man vented his frustration on video. Hopefully you catch the joke on the first watch, but don't feel bad if you have to rewind a few times. The post Man fed up with roommates stealing his food [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Eerily beautiful singing in the Golden Gate Park tunnel [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whilst walking through the Golden Gate Park tunnel––the kind of tunnel you see in gang movies or slasher flicks––this passerby ran into something incredible. Fortunately, he or she had the presence of mind to pull out a cell phone and start recording. The voice captured in this video is out of this world. The post Eerily beautiful singing in the Golden Gate Park tunnel [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Putting rivalry aside, dog helps cat [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Dog chases cat, cat scratches dog, dog runs away. Rinse, repeat. It's the way of the universe. But in this video, a dog puts aside his natural inclination to kill and eat cats in order to save his feline fellow. The post Putting rivalry aside, dog helps cat [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Master your muscles: how to optimize your workout [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    No one wants to spend hours at the gym to end up looking unevenly toned, so it's important to understand what moves are going to get you the biggest bang for your gym membership bucks. The post Master your muscles: how to optimize your workout [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How an Australian postman keeps the dogs off his back [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In Australia, a place where the very land itself is trying to kill you, dogs are the least of a postman's worries. Here's how one postman handles the very angry––and some friendly––dogs on his route. The post How an Australian postman keeps the dogs off his back [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
 
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    Mashable

  • 10 snowy movies on Netflix for your blizzard binge-watch

    Andrea Romano
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    The best way to beat the cold is to experience it vicariously through movies. While the winter winds are blowing hard outside, you're probably cowering under piles of blankets. But you can face every teeth-chattering moment of the storm without feeling the slightest bit of discomfort from your cozy, warm couch. See also: 20 movies turning 20 in 2015 Watching Liam Neeson survive the Alaskan wilderness or cheering for the first Jamaican bobsled team is just the kind of Netflix therapy you need when the weather is bad. You're going to be stuck inside for a couple days anyway. It's the perfect…
  • Know your business: Financial literacy 101 for SMB owners

    Intuit
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    When does a small business owner first get the hint that they've got to boost their own financial literacy? "Most often, when they have to file their taxes for the first time they realize, 'I don't know a lot about finances,'" says Rob King, director of Small Business at Intuit, adding that owners often discover, "'I've got an awesome dream but I don't quite know how to do this.'" About one-third of SMB owners (35%) have this experience, according to Intuit's recent SMB financial literary quiz — these owners encounter just this kind of eureka moment "And that's where we feel we come…
  • Baby goat desperate to head butt a horse understands determination

    Max Knoblauch
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    This baby goat's determination to fight something much larger and stronger than itself will be the most inspiring thing you witness this week. The goat in question goes to great lengths to headbutt a horse, even briefly becoming bipedal. While its small stature and cute jingling collar do a lot to dilute its inner viciousness, it's clear from the video that the goat has the heart of a lion. We should all be this baby goat. Hungry goat gets his head stuck in a chip bag This pig savoring his treats is living his best life The cutest staring contest you'll ever have is one with a baby sloth…
  • Queen Elizabeth drove King Abdullah to distraction, literally

    Alex Hazlett
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Given that we know the Queen enjoys a good photobomb, we can now add "trolling" to her list of royal hobbies A twenty-year old anecdote featuring the Queen Elizabeth and the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia began surfacing on social media on Friday, according to The Independent. In it, the then-crown prince was treated to a driving tour by none other than Her Royal Highness See also: Queen Elizabeth Takes a Good, Long Look at the Iron Throne First tweeted by Shashank Joshi, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, the story comes from the book Ever the Diplomat:…
  • Live cam: Blizzard hits NYC

    Amanda Wills
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    A blizzard of near epic proportion will hit New York City over the next 48 hours, dumping up to 36 inches of snow in some areas around the city. We set up a livestream in our headquarters in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. The camera is pointed north toward Midtown. Live: #Blizzardcam As of Monday afternoon, you could still see the Empire State Building in the upper part of the screen, to the right of center. However, visibility will degrade as the storm rolls through. We'll keep the camera on throughout the day. Read more...More about Nyc, New York, Weather, New York City, and Blizzard
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    Fast Company

  • Stop Pirating Pro Tools: Here Comes A Free Version Of The Audio Editing Software

    Tyler Hayes
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    A new, free version of Pro Tools is geared toward beginners.The name Pro Tools typically conjures feelings of love or hate—or, most often perhaps, anxiety. That might change soon, however, with the upcoming release of Pro Tools First, a free, less-intimidating version of the extremely popular audio editing software.Read Full Story
  • In This Lost Interview, Elliott Smith Reveals How He Found His Unique Voice

    KC Ifeanyi
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    PBS delivers an intimate, animated interview with the late musician in a new episode of "Blank on Blank."It's hard to imagine Elliott Smith screaming anything.Read Full Story
  • The Poop Diet Wars

    Tove Danovich
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Can becoming vegan change #2's sweet scent?There are three constants in life—death, taxes, and that everyone's shit stinks. Or does it? Though smelly poo has always seemed like a non-negotiable, there's a chance that it may be more about diet than digestion.Read Full Story
  • How To Design A Safer Operating Room

    Shaunacy Ferro
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Infection in the OR can be deadly. A new design concept by NBBJ aims to reduce the risk. 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, NBBJ envisions an operating room that would reduce dangerous hospital infections.—EdsRead Full Story
  • The Perils Of Time Tracking

    Kevin Zawacki
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Parsing how you spend your workday can be an effective practice—sometimes. Don't let it become a second job.For the productivity obsessed, there's no dearth of tools to track and dissect precisely how the workday is spent. Software like Toggl can parse your tasks down to the second; Excel spreadsheets can transform a scattered log of minutes into a tidy pie chart; and, for Luddites, a pencil and pad of graph paper work just fine.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

    Sarah Buhr
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
     The Google Lunar Xprize wants to do something that has never been done before in the history of mankind: land a private spacecraft on the moon that can travel at least 500 meters and transmit both high-definition video and imagery back to Earth, once there. Today, Xprize handed 5 of the competing teams a combined $5.25 million of the $30 million total in prize money for overcoming… Read More
  • Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

    Sarah Perez
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
     Curiyo, a company that makes software which consumers, bloggers, and publishers use to enhance an online article with subtle links that direct you to useful facts and other information, has raised an additional round of just under $1 million in funding. Included in the round were both new and existing investors, crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Morton H. Meyerson, Tom Glocer (former Reuters… Read More
  • Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snow Storm

    Jordan Crook,Ryan Lawler
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
     With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More
  • Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Darrell Etherington
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
     Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More
  • Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Ryan Lawler
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
     Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • Fear of public speaking

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bring On #snowmageddon2015. Just Don’t Take Down My Internet

    Emily Dreyfuss
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Twenty-four inches of snow are heading down from Canada to lock Boston in a fluffy white straight jacket. The roads will close. The shops will close. The schools already have closed. No one is delivering food, and the shelves at Trader Joe’s and Market Basket are nearly empty. None of that matters, as long as […] The post Bring On #snowmageddon2015. Just Don’t Take Down My Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Coinbase Opens ‘First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange in the U.S.’

    Davey Alba
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    On Monday morning, Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase launched the first licensed US Bitcoin exchange. The post Coinbase Opens ‘First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange in the U.S.’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • James Patterson’s New Book Self-Destructs in 24 Hours

    Margaret Rhodes
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Either finish the book on time, or live the rest of your life in suspended curiosity. The post James Patterson’s New Book Self-Destructs in 24 Hours appeared first on WIRED.
  • Do Dolphins Grieve?

    Mary Bates
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Marine biologists observed dolphins carrying their dead at the surface. Could this be a sign of grieving? The post Do Dolphins Grieve? appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nintendo’s New Zelda and Upgraded 3DS Made Me Love 3-D Again

    Chris Kohler
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    The New Nintendo 3DS XL's new features hold up great over long-term play sessions. You'll find this out, too, when you start digging into the latest Zelda. The post Nintendo’s New Zelda and Upgraded 3DS Made Me Love 3-D Again appeared first on WIRED.
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  • 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…
  • 500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers

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

  • Try a Mock Portfolio to Get Comfortable With Investing 

    Kristin Wong
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Investing isn't as complicated as it seems. But getting started can be really overwhelming, even when you know the basic rules. To make it less scary, try a mock portfolio before diving into the real thing.Read more...
  • 3TB 802.11ac Router, A Multitool That's Also A Tripod, and More Deals

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Apple's 3TB Time Capsule is $50 below retail today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen a new one go. If you haven't yet upgraded your network to 802.11ac, this represents only a small premium over most routers of comparable quality, and you get a built-in 3TB hard drive for backups to boot. [Apple 3TB Time Capsule, $350]Read more...
  • The Best Pandora (or Spotify) Stations for Great Music While You Work

    Alan Henry
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Music while you work is one of life's pleasures, but finding the right music to listen to isn't easy. You need something you enjoy, but something that won't distract you or require a ton of management. Let's make a list of the best Pandora, Spotify, or other radio-style stations for great tunes while you get productive.Read more...
  • Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying for a Job

    Kristin Wong
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    It's easy to get lost in a sea of candidates when applying for a new job. One way to avoid this? Don't bother using words that are so overused, they've become nearly meaningless.Read more...
  • Tool School: The All-Powerful Impact Driver

    Timothy Dahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The stubby steel impact driver is often ignored, compared to it's ubiquitous counterpart, the drill. But once you go impact, you won't go back.Read more...
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  • 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…
  • Samsung to Produce Majority of Apple's A9 Chips for Next-Generation iPhone

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

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

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

    Chris Brogan
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    I was lamenting the fact that business has been slow over the last handful of weeks (end of the year and first of the year aren’t exactly the roaring seasons for keynote speakers and professional development experts), but a little change of perspective really turned me around. Because there’s a lesson in it that would be useful to an owner like you, I wanted to share it with you. Measure Your Wealth in Options The last few weeks have been slow, yes. But that means that I can accept the following truths to go along with it:Continue ReadingThe post Measure Your Wealth in Options…
  • What USA Today Knew Back in the 80s but You’re Finally Coming to Understand

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    One of the things that has certainly helped Apple be successful is making both the hardware and the software that runs its devices. Because of this, issues of compatibility have always been less problematic on Macs than they have on PCs. But when 2007 rolled around, and Apple introduced the iPhone, Apple no longer controlled the users’ end-to-and experience. Using this device depended on not just hardware and software, but also a mobile phone network. Sure, using a Mac on the Internet has also depended on ISPs (Internet service providers), but Internet access contracts are simpler, and…
  • Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Apple killed its long-running “Single of the Week” promotion earlier this month, disappointing iTunes customers and musicians alike. After 11 years of complimentary songs, which offered exposure to countless new artists, the free ride was over—or so it seemed.But Apple on Monday launched a new “Free on iTunes” section chock full of songs and full-length TV episodes. Instead of one free song, there are 16 of them, from upcoming artists like Rogue Wave, Purity Ring, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. There’s even a freebie from Guster.There are 24 TV episodes to choose from,…
  • T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    After eliminating subsidies and service contracts a couple years ago, T-Mobile has invented a new kind of lock-in with its Score program.With Score, you pay $5 per month on top of your existing T-Mobile bill in exchange for a discount on your next upgrade. After six months, subscribers can get an entry-level 4G smartphone for free. After 12 months, subscribers get a discount on any phone in T-Mobile’s lineup.On the entry level, for example, T-Mobile is offering the Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 (regularly $79) at no extra charge after six months, for a discount of $49. The discount after 12…
  • What's the best media for long-term storage?

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Reader Karen Bauer ponders a question of longevity. She writes: I enjoyed your article about maintaining media throughout the ages but I’d like to know something more. What is the best physical media to store archives on? If we allow history to be our guide, I’d suggest stone tablets—able to withstand just about any natural catastrophe you throw at them, but murder when it comes to editing. Silliness aside, there is a small lesson here. For certain kinds of media it’s helpful to have them in the most readable form possible. Printing text and images eliminates the translation…
  • Adventure Time Game Wizard for iOS lets you create worlds with pen and paper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Asteroid flying close; best viewing is tonight

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.
  • Kurds take city from ISIS

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Kurdish fighters are claiming progress in their fight against ISIS and now control at least 90% of the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, a monitoring group said Monday.
  • F-16 crash kills 10 in NATO exercise; 13 injured

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Ten people have died after a Greek air force F-16 jet crashed at a base in Los Llanos in southeastern Spain, a senior Spanish defense official told CNN.
  • Drone found at White House

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "device" found on the grounds of the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday morning, adding early indications are that the device does not pose an ongoing threat.
  • State and city officials are speaking loud and clear

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Throughout the Northeast the message is the same: This storm will come fast and hard, and you need to be off the streets and safe inside. | YOUR IMAGES
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Kupo Grip Master C-Stand Review

    Sime
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been using studio lights for a couple of years now, I’ve used a few different brands with all sorts of different modifiers, from the basic softboxes that your less expensive lighting kits might come with, to my current favourite, the 2 meter Octa from Studio-Flash.com. The one consistency with bundled lighting kits is that they mostly all come with a set of lightweight stands that, for the most part, are great and will certainly do what you need them to do when you’re starting out and they’ll get you a long way with clever use of sandbags and counterweights. But…
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    TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

  • Apple is as "boring" as it's always been

    Yoni Heisler
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Microsoft last week surprised the tech masses when the company unveiled a futuristic holographic headset called a HoloLens. The device is a prototype for the time being, but nonetheless got many folks in the tech world excited. Microsoft's own websit...
  • The iPhone case that might get you killed

    Mike Wehner
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You've already seen an iPhone case that could get you arrested -- and if not, feel free to check it out -- but there's an even more potentially hazardous smartphone cover out there. This "Gun Grip Case" is about as extreme as it gets if you're lookin...
  • How the Mac App Store made money for this indie developer's "side project"

    Steven Sande
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    A number of independent iOS developers have "opened the kimono" over the past few months, giving insight into exactly how much work and effort pays off - or sometimes fails to pay off - when an app hits the App Store. John Saddington, the indie devel...
  • Fiksu report shows staggering App Store growth

    Mike Wehner
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    December is always a big month for Apple and, by extension, the developers on the App Store, but December 2014 was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics and marketing firm Fiksu, downloads on Apple's digital marketplace skyr...
  • Rumor Roundup: Features you can't explain to Grandma

    Chris Rawson
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Apple exploring smarter Smart Cover, new gesture controls for iPad (AppleInsider) Source: Patent application Chance it's true: The patent? 100 percent. This showing up on store shelves? Much less. Apple patents tons of stuff that never makes it to...
 
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

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

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

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

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

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

  • Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February

    Joe Rossignol
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Apple today began notifying developers about the upcoming closure of the old TestFlight beta testing service accessible through TestFlightApp.com, reports The Next Web. The impending February 26 shutdown of the standalone website arrives nearly one year after Apple's acquisition of TestFlight through its purchase of Burstly and subsequent integration of the service into iTunes Connect. TestFlight on iTunes Connect and the legacy website were operated as independent services over the past year, enabling developers to test significant changes to their apps. Apple now encourages TestFlightApp…
  • Point-of-Sale Suppliers See Massive Increase in Retailer Interest Following Apple Pay Launch

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    A new report by The Wall Street Journal looks at the early performance of Apple's new electronic payments service, Apple Pay, finding strong signs of momentum behind the service. One of the key signs of interest in mobile payments comes from point-of-sales system suppliers seeing drastic increases in retailer interest following the launch of Apple Pay last October. Harbortouch has offered free wireless readers to its retailer clients since 2012, and in the month following the Apple Pay launch 68 percent of client orders asked for the readers supporting wireless payments. As of August of 2013,…
  • Apple Likely Sold More iPhones in China Than in the U.S. Last Quarter

    Mitchel Broussard
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    A day before the company is set to announce earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, Financial Times highlights a recent report suggesting Apple may report it sold more iPhones in China than in the U.S. for the first time ever. According to analysts from financial firm UBS, China accounted for 36 percent of iPhone shipments in the most recent quarter, compared to 24 percent for the U.S. The analysts also compared the numbers to 2013, noting that a year before China accounted for only 22 percent of shipments with the U.S. at 29 percent. Creative Strategies analyst Ben Bajarin concurs…
  • Buyer's Guide: Deals on iPad Air 2, iMac, Apple Accessories, and More

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

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