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  • 11 unbelievable (but true) pieces of trivia [video]

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How long do you think it takes us, modern humans, to take as many pictures as our nineteenth century ancestors? Ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? Take a second to guess.
  • 10 success lessons from Frank Underwood from “House of Cards”

    Holy Kaw!
    Josh Urich
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Frank Underwood, from the hit Netflix original "House of Cards" (based on the BBC version, of course), is a merciless, cutthroat, and calculating politician. And that's why he's so successful. While these ten tips are good ways to get ahead, you have to ask yourself, do you want to succeed like Frank did?
  • The Most Popular Time for Porn: America's Handy Infographic

    Mashable
    Laura Vitto
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Behind closed doors, Americans are getting pretty intimate with their laptops — we're not judging, but we are curious That's why Mashable reached out to the statisticians at Pornhub to see when and for how long the American people choose to, uh, take care of personal business See also: Here's Why You're Addicted to Porn The infographic below shows which holidays and seasons are the most popular times spent on the site, as well as which state lasts the longest. Click on each state to see who's spending the most time with a little NSFW entertainment, as well as the most pages clicked on…
  • Watch Live: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks At Climate Week NYC

    Fast Company
    Peter Wade
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Tim Cook will address the international sustainability conference at noon ET.Today at noon ET, Apple CEO Tim Cook will address Climate Week NYC, a yearly gathering on environmental sustainability. This will be Cook's first speech at the conference, where executives from Ikea and Bloomberg are also slated to appear.Read Full Story
  • Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    TechCrunch
    Sarah Perez
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
     Telenav’s name tends to be associated with mapping and personal navigation, but today the company is trying its hand at something a little more social with the launch of an iPhone app that lets you see what your friends are up to, and if they’re nearby. The app is called HopOver, as it allows you to invite friends to join you and hang out by creating a “Hop” – aka… Read More
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 success lessons from Frank Underwood from “House of Cards”

    Josh Urich
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Frank Underwood, from the hit Netflix original "House of Cards" (based on the BBC version, of course), is a merciless, cutthroat, and calculating politician. And that's why he's so successful. While these ten tips are good ways to get ahead, you have to ask yourself, do you want to succeed like Frank did?
  • 10 best places in the U.S. to see brilliant fall foliage

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Those who skip the crowded beaches of summer don't necessarily spurn the outdoors, they're just waiting for the real show to start when the leaves start changing, and Jayme Moye at Huffington Post has ten amazing places across the country too see Mother Nature whip out her brilliant fall wardrobe.
  • How to use Canva’s exciting new typeface features

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    If you've been using Canva (and we certainly hope you have), you might have been itching for more typeface flexibility, and we're thrilled to announce it's here.
  • Animated telling of the tale of the 9/11 Survivor Tree [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    The anniversary of 9/11 still has the power to leave us feeling raw and vulnerable. This story, though, is one of survival and thriving despite the odds. The day the towers came down, a pear tree that had been planted in the 1970s was buried for a month in the rubble, roots broken, trunk blackened, but with just enough of a spark left to try and bring it back to life.
  • 11 unbelievable (but true) pieces of trivia [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How long do you think it takes us, modern humans, to take as many pictures as our nineteenth century ancestors? Ten years? Twenty years? Fifty years? Take a second to guess.
 
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    Mashable

  • The Most Popular Time for Porn: America's Handy Infographic

    Laura Vitto
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Behind closed doors, Americans are getting pretty intimate with their laptops — we're not judging, but we are curious That's why Mashable reached out to the statisticians at Pornhub to see when and for how long the American people choose to, uh, take care of personal business See also: Here's Why You're Addicted to Porn The infographic below shows which holidays and seasons are the most popular times spent on the site, as well as which state lasts the longest. Click on each state to see who's spending the most time with a little NSFW entertainment, as well as the most pages clicked on…
  • Air France and Pilots Unions Deadlocked as Strike Continues

    Jessica Plautz
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    After a seven-day pilot strike, Air France announced a proposal to delay expanding its low-cost carrier Transavia until the end of the year. The pilots' unions are concerned about the airline transferring operations — and jobs — out of the country. On Monday, Air France's CEO Alexandre de Juniac told Le Monde newspaper that the three-month postponement was a "final proposal," intended to pacify the unions so that negotiations could be continued. See also: Know Before You Go: All the Airline Fees by Carrier Union officials rejected the company's offer, saying the proposal contained…
  • Report: iPhone 6 Plus Activations Are a Fraction of Those for iPhone 6

    Todd Wasserman
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Did you spurn the iPhone 6 Plus for the iPhone 6? You're not alone, according to a report. Looking at ad impressions generated by the two devices over the weekend, Chitika found that the adoption rate for the iPhone 6 Plus is 0.2%, compared with 1.5% for the iPhone 6. See also: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy? Image: ChitikaSo far, adoption for the iPhone 6 is lower than what the iPhone 5 achieved in its first weekend of release. It took Samsung's Galaxy S5 a week to achieve a 1.5% share of smartphone web traffic. The researcher notes that consumers' preference for the iPhone…
  • Access and Simple Innovation Can Stop Maternal Death in Africa

    Matt Petronzio
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    A woman is giving birth to her baby in a dark, airless hut in Ethiopia, and it's a particularly scary situation. She's lying on the floor, with just a small swatch of blanket beneath her body. She doesn't have a skilled attendant standing next to her — only her mother-in-law is there — and she was never educated on maternal or prenatal health. No one in this hut is quite sure how the delivery will go, and there is no plan B. They can only hope that, even under these conditions, the baby and his mother turn out fine. See also: 6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine This…
  • Apple Sells 10 Million iPhones Over Opening Weekend, a New Record

    Seth Fiegerman
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    The sales of Apple's new iPhones are off to a strong start. Apple announced Monday that it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the first three days the devices were on sale in stores, setting a new record for opening weekend sales See also: Apple iPhone 6: The Review “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a statement. “While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones…
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    Fast Company

  • Watch Live: Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks At Climate Week NYC

    Peter Wade
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Tim Cook will address the international sustainability conference at noon ET.Today at noon ET, Apple CEO Tim Cook will address Climate Week NYC, a yearly gathering on environmental sustainability. This will be Cook's first speech at the conference, where executives from Ikea and Bloomberg are also slated to appear.Read Full Story
  • Can A Search Engine Make You More Creative?

    Rebecca Greenfield
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    "With Yossarian you can increase the diversity and frequency of your Ah ha! moments." Oh really?Type "beauty" into Google image search, and you'll see endless photos of white models. Search "beauty" in Yossarian, the metaphorical search engine, and it returns pictures of men shaking hands, a little boy dressed as a super hero, and burning money. Keep scrolling and new understandings of "beauty" pop up.Read Full Story
  • FastCo Studios Launches With 4 New Video Series

    FastCo Studios
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Point your browsers toward: Power Couples, The 29th Floor, Creative Director For A Day, and Brand Evolution.Here at Fast Company we not only cover innovation, we strive to be innovative ourselves.Read Full Story
  • Quote of the Week: Look Failure In The Eye And Keep Going

    Samantha Cole
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Get ready for a face-off with your past mistakes and present haters.Every Monday, tune in to Fast Company Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.Read Full Story
  • How To Turn Monday Into A Day You Actually Enjoy

    Belle Beth Cooper
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Ever wish the weekend had just one more day of rest? Rethinking Mondays gets us a little closer to that ideal schedule.For the past couple of weeks I've been trying an experiment with my Mondays. Rather than making Monday morning my big post-weekend return to work as it is for a lot of people, I've been taking advantage of the flexibility I have to set my own schedule instead. I've dubbed Mondays "head start days", and I've set them aside to do anything that will give me a head start on the week ahead.Read Full Story
 
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    TechCrunch

  • Telenav Copies Foursquare’s Swarm With New Social App, HopOver

    Sarah Perez
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
     Telenav’s name tends to be associated with mapping and personal navigation, but today the company is trying its hand at something a little more social with the launch of an iPhone app that lets you see what your friends are up to, and if they’re nearby. The app is called HopOver, as it allows you to invite friends to join you and hang out by creating a “Hop” – aka… Read More
  • With Nexus 9, HTC Could Get A Crack At Making An Android Tablet To Get People Excited

    Darrell Etherington
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
     HTC is gearing up production of a Nexus 9 tablet device to showcase the Android operating system, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims. The report follows earlier rumors that this would be the case, and suggests a Nexus 9 from the Taiwanese device maker is almost a lock. But HTC is a strange bedfellow for Google in this case – the OEM swore off tablets altogether back in 2011.… Read More
  • Notion’s Connected Sensors Aim To Serve You All Sorts Of Home Alerts

    Natasha Lomas
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
     The march of sensors into our homes to furnish and flesh out the concept of the automated ‘smart home’ continues apace, rallied by the advent of device certification programs like Apple’s HomeKit initiative. To that end meet Notion, a smart home-focused hardware startup which is currently in TechStars’ Boulder program and also now raising crowdfunds on Kickstarter to put… Read More
  • Skype Gets An iOS 8-Friendly Update With Interactive Notifications

    Darrell Etherington
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
     Microsoft’s Skype messenger got a major update for iOS 8 today, which includes all-new interactive notifications that take advantage of what Apple has made possible with its latest OS update. The new notifications in Skype let you respond to various activity directly from notices as they appear, including text-based messages, voice and video calls. It makes Skype a much more… Read More
  • Twitter Tests A “TestLab” For Features Before They Roll Out To The Public

    Ingrid Lunden
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
     Twitter, regularly tinkering with the look and features of its news-sharing platform to drive more usage, could be experimenting with yet another way of introducing people to new things that it’s trying out. A new TestLab account has appeared on the service that encourages users to follow it to test out early releases of new features. It has only tweeted once since first appearing… Read More
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • But the Beatles were out of tune

    Seth Godin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    The pedant (that's what we call someone who is pedantic, a picker of nits, eager to find the little thing that's wrong or out of place) is afraid. He's afraid and he's projecting his fear on you, the person who did something, who shipped something, who stood up and said, "here, I made this." Without a doubt, when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, Paul was a little out of tune. Without a doubt, the Gettysburg Address had one or two word choice issues. Without a doubt, that restaurant down the street isn't perfect. That's okay. They made something.  Sure, make it better, by all means put…
  • Producers and consumers

    Seth Godin
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the short run, it's more fun to be a consumer. It sure seems like consumers have power. The customer is always right, of course. The consumer can walk away and shop somewhere else. In the long run, though, the smart producer wins, because the consumer comes to forget how to produce. As producers consolidate (and they often do) they are the ones who ultimately set the agenda. Producers do best when they serve the market, but they also have the power to lead the market. The more you produce and the more needs you meet, the more freedom you earn.        
  • What everyone reads

    Seth Godin
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Everyone used to read the morning paper because everyone did. Everyone like us, anyway. The people in our group, the informed ones. We all read the same paper. Everyone used to read the selection of the book of the month club, because everyone did. And everyone used to watch the same TV shows too. It was part of being not only informed, but in sync. Today, of course, that's awfully unlikely. Only 1 or 2 percent of the population watch the typical 'hit' show on cable. Of course, it's entirely possible that everyone in your circle, the circle you wish to be respected by, is watching the same…
  • What are you seeking at work?

    Seth Godin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Some people want safety and respect. They want to know what the work rules are, they want a guarantee that the effort required is both predictable and rewarded. They seek an environment where they won't feel pushed around, surprised or taken advantage of. Other people want challenge and autonomy. They want the opportunity to grow and to delight or inspire the people around them. They seek both organizational and personal challenges, and they like to solve interesting problems. Without a doubt, there's an overlap here, but if you find that your approach to the people around you isn't…
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
 
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    WIRED

  • Oculus’ Mindblowing New Prototype Is a Huge Step Toward Consumer VR

    Peter Rubin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    At its first developer summit, Oculus didn't unveil the consumer version of its Rift headset. It didn't even announce when it might come to market. But the company still managed yet another leap forward. The post Oculus’ Mindblowing New Prototype Is a Huge Step Toward Consumer VR appeared first on WIRED.
  • White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Big Steps, Plus Disappointments

    Maryn McKenna
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The United States government proposed several important steps last week that, if accomplished, will significantly change how this country attempts to counter the advance of antibiotic resistance, bringing us within reach of the more complete programs which exist in Europe. But as significant as it is, the new program has some perplexing gaps that left […] The post White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Big Steps, Plus Disappointments appeared first on WIRED.
  • This $19K Leica Has No Screen, But the Separate $11K Lens Is Legendary

    Tim Moynihan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Leica M Edition 60 has pretty much everything you’d expect in a $19,000 camera. A 24-megapixel full-frame sensor? Check. A 35mm/F1.4 kit lens? Check. A limited run of 600 units so you can feel more special when you buy one? Check. A big, sharp LCD viewfinder? Che… Nope. This crazy-expensive camera doesn’t have an LCD viewfinder. The post This $19K Leica Has No Screen, But the Separate $11K Lens Is Legendary appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Radical But Possible Plan to Connect African Nations With Cargo Drones

    J.M. Ledgard
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Let me detail here what I mean by cargo drones and why I think hoisting time-dependent goods into the sky and moving them about with a flying robot is, like the mobile phone before it, a good idea in Africa—and beyond. The post A Radical But Possible Plan to Connect African Nations With Cargo Drones appeared first on WIRED.
  • How WWI’s U-Boats Launched the Age of Unrestricted Warfare

    Jordan Golson
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable vehicles—the planes, cars, tanks, ships, and zeppelins—it helped bring about. For British merchant vessels operating during World War I, few things were so terrifying […] The post How WWI’s U-Boats Launched the Age of Unrestricted Warfare appeared first on WIRED.
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    @ProBlogger

  • 5 Unique Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic

    Guest Blogger
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    This is a guest contribution from SEO expert Zach Radford. Today, you don’t gain blog traffic by paying for backlinks or by swapping them like the old days. Instead, you need to focus on creating quality content that is beneficial to your visitors. We know that. But how do you do it? And do it consistently? The content should solve main problems faced by your reader. It should be actionable, specific and relevant to the audience. If you do this, your audience will come to trust your site, and visit it regularly looking for new content. They will also engage with you, which helps you to…
  • Q&A: Your Social Media Strategy

    Stacey Roberts
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    There’s not much Darren hasn’t tried in the way of social media, and using it as a complement to his blog. In this webinar (available in full to ProBlogger.com members), he outlines his method for success, as well as answering your questions about how to make the best use of this media. Darren covers: Where social media fits in your blogging journey What hierarchy of importance social media should go in (because you can’t be across everything!) How to find readers How to build a presence How often you should update your social media channels Hints for scheduling your content…
  • Case Study: My Experiment with Starting a 2nd Facebook Page for My Blog

    Darren Rowse
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Regular readers of ProBlogger would know that over the last 18 months, I’ve put a lot of effort into Facebook – particularly by building up the Digital Photography School Facebook page. I’ve worked hard in that time to grow both the reach and influence of the page and while there have been ups and downs along the way, it has paid off in a fairly major way – with Facebook becoming the second-biggest referrer of traffic to Digital Photography School on any given day. In the last year and a half I’ve developed a publishing rhythm on the dPS Facebook page that works…
  • Four Ways to Crush Your Email Challenge and Build the List

    Guest Blogger
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. I support building your email list more than any other thing. It’s the building block to any platform-building. You should be collecting emails before you even build the blog or write the book. I Wish I did it this way to begin with. Why? Collecting emails has got to be the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to build a community. You can approach someone and more likely get their email than a “like” on Facebook. Email is about discovery. Facebook is about liking what we already like. You know this though. You know that email is the way to build…
  • Creating and Selling Ebooks Webinar

    Stacey Roberts
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    This webinar (available in full for ProBlogger.com members) features ProBlogger Marketing Ninja Shayne Tilley outlining the strategy for getting the best return on your efforts creating and selling eBooks. It covers: Sell Sheets: Do you need one? What is it? How to make a good one. What content to have in your book – what shouldn’t you miss? An effective book outline Thinking about your audience Your review process Writing tips – not only to get content written, but also tips about format, consistency and even mindframe mid-book The editing process Adding visual elements…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Use the Problem Steps Recorder Tool to Document Problems in Windows

    Eric Ravenscraft
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Windows: Explaining a problem you're having to someone else is never easy. In Windows, there's a tool called Problem Steps Recorder that can create a document of every step you took while having a problem that you can then share.Read more...
  • Joinery 101: How to Align Boards with a Biscuit Joiner

    Kit Stansley on Workshop, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Biscuit joinery requires a specialized tool, but it also provides a quick, simple joint that is strong enough for most applications. Here's how a biscuit joiner works, and a few applications when you might use one. Read more...
  • These Discounted Flash Drives Are Your Android's Best Friend

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    If you've ever run out of space on your Android device, or wanted to transfer large files between two phones, these clever flash drives might be just what you're looking for.Read more...
  • Gawker My Abuser Was Quiet | io9 The New "Werewolf Cat" Highlights The Complicated Ethics of Breedin

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Gawker My Abuser Was Quiet | io9 The New "Werewolf Cat" Highlights The Complicated Ethics of Breeding | Jalopnik Mythbusters Proves Most Airlines Board Planes All Wrong | Lifehacker This Infographic Tells You What to Look For When Buying Vegetables Read more...
  • New Gmail Accounts No Longer Require Google+ Profiles

    Eric Ravenscraft
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Previously, Google required everyone to make a Google+ profile in order to get a new Gmail account. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Now, that requirement is lifted. Sort of.Read more...
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors

  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Top Most Benchmarks and Battery Tests, While 6 Plus Lags in Graphics

    Kelly Hodgkins
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    AnandTech spent the weekend benchmarking the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, comparing the duo to the iPhone 5s and competing Android handsets. The test results show that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models are at the top of the charts in CPU benchmarks and battery life, while the iPhone 6 Plus lags in graphics performance due to the larger screen. In in GPU benchmarks, we generally see a pretty solid lead over the competition for the iPhone 6/A8. It's seems quite clear that there is a significant impact to GPU performance in the iPhone 6 Plus due to the 2208x1242 resolution that all content is rendered…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales Top Ten Million in Launch Weekend

    Richard Padilla
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Apple today announced that opening weekend sales of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped ten million units, breaking the previous record of nine million units set by the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year. “Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We would like to thank all of our customers for making this our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-through records by a large margin. As with previous years, the company also claims that demand for the…
  • Simultaneous Voice/Data, HD Voice Now Available to Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Verizon began rolling out its Advanced Calling service earlier this week, enabling voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities for select devices that support the service, which includes the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Numerous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are reporting that the VoLTE service is now functional, allowing Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to use simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the first time when connected to a 4G LTE network. MacRumors has confirmed that VoLTE is indeed working, enabling users to browse the web or access apps while on a voice call. In addition to…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Use 20-Nanometer A8 Processor From TSMC

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Apple's 20-nanometer A8 processor in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to Chipworks (via iFixit). Chipworks has been analyzing the various parts in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus following its release today. While the iPhone 5s used a 28-nanometer processor, the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus have a 20-nanometer processor, as has been widely rumored. According to TSMC, its 20-nanometer process technology can result in speeds that are much higher than its 28-nanometer chips. The 20-nanometer process also results in a…
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Successfully Survive Second Drop Test

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were subjected to their first drop test yesterday after the two devices went on sale in Australia. While the 6 and 6 Plus fared well when dropped on their backs, the screens did see significant shattering when dropped face down on the concrete. A second drop test conducted today saw somewhat different results. Android Authority dropped the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in several different ways, including face down, and the two devices saw little damage aside from scuffs. Even when dropped on their faces with a decent amount of force from waist high, the screens…
 
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    chrisbrogan.com

  • What I’ve Come to Learn About Learning

    Chris Brogan
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    I’ve come to learn that I’m somewhat different than other people when it comes to learning. I’m there for the candy bar, not the wrapper. And yet, I understand it, after the fact. Let me explain. People Want Their Learning to LOOK Very Formal In my experience, I find that the best lessons I’ve ever learned came during “between official moments” experiences, after hours, in the back rooms, quietly over coffee somewhere, or in other very informal places. When we talk openly versus with all the polish is where the best lessons come, OR SO I BELIEVE MYSELF.
  • My Take on Inbound Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m presenting at Hubspot’s Inbound conference today, which marks my second time there with about six years distance in between. Has anything changed? No. Yes. But it would depend who you ask. There have been some really smart posts about the future of inbound marketing. I want to give you a simpler take than all that. The Value of Inbound Marketing Jacqueline and I completed our first Spartan race in August of 2014. Note that I say “first.” This is your first clue that the organization is doing something right. My friend, Chad, just completed what’s called a…
  • Find Intensity

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed at the moment with this video with CT Fletcher, Kai Greene, and Dana Linn Bailey. (NOTE: this video is FULL of curse words, so if you’re a bit sensitive to such, do not push play). I’m obsessed for a reason. I’m thinking a lot about intensity. The Vast Distance Between “Doing” and Intensity I’ve been working on my fitness for a while. Those of you who follow me on Instagram have been subjected to my sweaty selfies for years. But two major changes have happened back to back, and in them, I’ve found a lesson…
  • Get Some Chris Guillebeau

    Chris Brogan
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There are few people who I think have the opportunity to start and maintain a cult. Chris Guillebeau is one of them. He’s so lovable, so damned addictive, and his ideas are YOUR ideas. He gives them to you and hopes you’ll do what he did: work and make them real. Pick up this book by Chris Guillebeau – The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. The deal is this. You’ve got to read the book, but you have to DO something with it. Oh, and here’s my interview with him: Continue Reading
  • How to Blog for Business

    Chris Brogan
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Writing posts on this blog has been a cornerstone of my business for quite a while now. I started blogging in 1998 (we called it “journaling” back then), but it wasn’t really until somewhere around 2005 that I started figuring out how it would be part of my actual business (and by that, how it would be a way to make money). How to Blog for Business There are so many ways to look at this. You can choose to think of your blog as a media company, and stuff ads on it. I love ads, well, ads for things that make sense. The sidebar at [chrisbrogan.com] is full of companies I…
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    Copyblogger

  • Introducing Rainmaker: The Complete Solution for Content Marketers and Online Entrepreneurs

    Brian Clark
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Four years ago this month, Copyblogger Media was born. Up until that point, I had launched several businesses off of Copyblogger, with several smart partners. Each of those individual businesses were killing it and had me involved, but those smart individuals weren’t collaborating with each other … because why would they? The five of us convened in a Denver conference room – the first time the group had ever met in person. In just three hours, we worked through the seemingly impossible task of merging five companies into one new entity, with everyone’s equity interest and…
  • Here’s How Shane Snow (Founder of Contently) Writes

    Demian Farnworth
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are going to run a company around a slogan like “Tell Great Stories,” or rally your troops by adopting the Native American proverb “Those who tell the stories rule the world,” then it pays to build an environment that fosters great writing. Large photographs of your favorite writers covering one wall is appropriate. As is a collection of your favorite books along another wall. And that’s just the environment Shane Snow has created for the employees of his company. Shane is the co-founder of Contently, a high-end brand publishing firm. In fewer than five…
  • Which of These New WordPress Themes is Right For Your Audience?

    Jerod Morris
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is your website’s design the right fit for the audience you want to attract? I urge you to do more than simply nod and say “yes.” Really think about it. Who are the people who make up your audience? What are their worldviews? And what specific design elements will allow your visitors to have a human experience on your website — the kind that lays the foundation for them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately join your audience? Choose the design that best serves your audience If you run a church website, there are design elements that fit your needs that…
  • Follow This Superstar’s 7-Step Example to Dominate Your Industry

    Sonia Thompson
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I woke up like this. I woke up like this. Flawless. After listening to “Flawless” five times, Evette went to the mirror, and told herself the lyrics in the Beyoncé song were true. She believed it. She internalized it. She embodied it. Ready to dominate, Evette strutted over to her computer to fire off a blog post. A post that would enable her to claim her rightful place atop her industry. The same way Beyoncé dominates her industry. You’ve met an Evette before, right? Someone who thinks she’s so flawless, all she has to do is show up and everyone will bow down to…
  • Why You Must Not Ignore The Call to Adventure

    Chris Guillebeau
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from Chris Guillebeau’s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. In ancient myths, most quests were ones of discovery or confrontation. A kingdom was under siege, so it required defending. A minotaur in a faraway land guarded a magic chalice, and only the hero could wrest it back. Happily, real-world quests offer more possibilities than storming castles and rescuing princesses, and with some exceptions modern-day quests can be placed into a few broad categories. Travel is an obvious starting point. As I…
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    Macworld

  • Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple announced on Monday that it sold ten million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability—a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales. It's no surprise, after Apple announced last Monday that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders hit 4 million in the first 24 hours alone. The latest iPhones became available on Friday, September 19 in 10 countries and territories worldwide.  To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Microsoft's playing off iOS 8 upgrade woes by offering to double your free OneDrive storage space—but only if you act fast.
  • Four ways to open applications and documents automatically in OS X

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    While Apple makes opening applications and documents in OS X relatively straightforward, there may be times when you’d like to automate the process, opening those apps and docs when you wish without lifting a finger. Perhaps, for example, you want Mail to open every time you log in. Or maybe you want a specific set of apps to open every Friday at 9:00 am. Or maybe you want to get fancy and have a particular program open whenever a certain disk is mounted. All of these things are possible using tools built into OS X. In fact, there are four distinct ways to schedule or automate the opening…
  • How iOS 8 and Yosemite got me to stop jailbreaking my iPhone

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Reader Donald Emerson wonders if I’ve had a change of heart. He writes: I know that, in the past, you were a pretty unrepentant jailbreaker. I was wondering how you feel now with new iPhones and iOS 8. Is it something I (and you) should still consider? For the uninitiated, jailbreaking is the process of skirting a device's protections so that you can use it in ways unintended by the manufacturer. In the case of iOS devices, this means that on a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can install and use third-party apps and settings not available in iOS natively or via apps from the App…
  • Camera test: The iPhone 6 won't beat a DSLR, but it's still an excellent device

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    While I don’t have any formal photography training, to say that I enjoy taking pictures is an understatement. I’ve been obsessed with digital photography and filmmaking ever since I picked up my first Olympus 2-megapixel camera, and that love has carried me through years of point-and-shoots, DSLRs, and phones. Now, I think the world of my Canon Rebel and its 40mm pancake lens. I’ve gotten some incredible pictures from that camera. But the more I carry around my iPhone 6, the more I’m convinced that its days of hanging out in my bag are almost over. Because the iPhone 6 is a mighty…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Design Principles: Connecting And Separating Elements Through Contrast And Similarity

    Steven Bradley
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Similarity and contrast, connection and separation, grouped and ungrouped are all ways to describe the varying sameness and difference between elements. Based on the information they carry, we’ll want some elements to look similar, to indicate that they are related in some way. We’ll also want to show that some elements are different and belong to different groups. Key to showing both is the visual characteristics of elements and their relationships. If two elements are related in some way, then they should show similar visual characteristics. If the elements are different, then they…
  • Prototyping For Better Products, Stronger Teams And Happier Clients

    Scott Hurff
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    As mobile designers, we have a stark decision to make: do we spend time learning new tools and changing our design processes to create our own transitional interfaces, or are the tools that we’ve been using good enough? There’s an old writing adage that advises writers, whenever possible, to “show, don’t tell” when bringing characters to life. The goal is to reveal the story through the character’s experiences instead of the author’s. When designing mobile products, we share a similar burden. Dammed up inside our heads are creative waterfalls of fresh…
  • Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 3: Interaction Design

    Anastasios Karafillis
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Having addressed the information architecture1 and the various systems2 of navigation in the first two articles of this series, the last step is to efficiently simplify the navigation experience — specifically, by carefully designing interaction with the navigation menu. When designing interaction with any type of navigation menu, we have to consider the following six aspects: symbols, target areas, interaction event, layout, levels, functional context. It is possible to design these aspects in different ways. Designers often experiment with new techniques3 to create a more exciting…
  • Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

    Rian van der Merwe
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    What is a product manager? What do product managers do all day? Most importantly, why do companies need to hire them? Good questions. The first confusion we have to clear up is what we mean by “product.” In the context of software development, a product is the website, application or online service that users interact with. Depending on the size of the company and its products, a product manager could be responsible for an entire system (such as a mobile app) or part of a system (such as the checkout flow on an e-commerce website across all devices). This is confusing because, in most…
  • Essential Visual Feedback Tools For Web Designers

    Lusya Galkina
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The creative process takes a lot of time, and web designers know it. When you factor in feedback from clients, the process takes even longer: numerous emails, revision notes, chats and meetings — that’s what it normally takes to find out precisely what the client wants. Fortunately, today’s web provides various solutions to optimize the communication process. The first web services that allow users to report bugs on web pages appeared several years ago. Since then, tools and technologies have emerged to make the process more convenient and user-friendly. Today’s market…
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    CNN.com - Top Stories

  • Clinton has to win over these guys

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.
  • Mario Balotelli

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
  • Iowa Democrats

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale.
  • Ice Bucket Challenge

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    A Kentucky firefighter has died, weeks after participating in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went horribly wrong.
  • Eric Frein

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    As far as manhunts go, Eric Matthew Frein is an especially challenging target.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My Seven Favorite Features in IOS 8

    Scott Kelby
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    I can’t give you my favorite iPhone 6 features, because mine hasn’t come in yet, but I did makes the leap to IOS 8 this weekend and I absolutely love it! My favorite IOS update in years. So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here are my Seven Favorite IOS Features (and some of ‘em are kinda hidden, but awesome nevertheless):(1) QuickType Predictive Typing I read about this one online, and I kind of shrugged, but once I used it, it became my #1 most-favorite, how-did-I-live-without-this feature. It basically predicts with uncanny accuracy what the next word…
  • Our Exclusive First-Look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Scott Kelby
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s here — it’s only 47-second long, and you’ve never seen a “first-look” quite like it. ;-)Hope you have a great weekend!Best,-Scott
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates:Sept 26 – Houston, TX Oct 1 – Orlando, FL Oct 10 – Westminster, London, UK Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC Dec 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FLLeave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these upcoming seminars!The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a few weeks away from…
  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at KelbyOne, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it would be neat to share…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key. Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSRL bodies, three or four lenses, flash, tripod, batteries, etc. It was a heavy load, and it slowed me down. I am a Nikon shooter, so my first approach to unload weight was to carry an all-purpose lens. I got the Nikon 28-300mm, and along with this, I’d carry the 14-24mm for wide-angle shots. Now I needed a…
  • 20 Tips for Photographing Historical Reenactments and Festivals

    Bruce Wunderlich
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No matter what the season, people love to congregate in special places to celebrate or commemorate special events. Here are some tips that may help you take maximum advantage of the opportunities that festivals and historical reenactments present. #1 Research the event before you go Do some homework before you attend the event, to get an idea of the subject of the celebration, and something of its history. For example, if you are attending a battle reenactment, a little research before you arrive may give you an inside advantage as to how the battle may unfold in front of you. Even local…
  • Tips From a Landscape Photographer

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    B&H Photo Video is a huge mega camera store in New York City, but they also have a great selection of helpful videos. In this video Robert Rodriguez Jr. gives you some tips and insight into what it’s like to be a landscape photographer. Capturing something that means something to you Capturing emotion in photos is the essence of being creative Compositions with layers to add depth Why going back to one place again and again can help you take better photos of it  The 4 a.m. filter Printing your work, making it tangible “Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with…
  • Making the Most out of the Photography Stuff You Have Already

    Nick Fancher
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Several years ago I had a studio for about six months. It was really nice to have a space that I knew was always there, waiting for me to shoot in, should the need arise. The problem was that most of my shoots took place outdoors or on location, and when my trial lease period was over, I couldn’t rationalize staying on at the monthly rental rate. What didn’t occur to me at the time was that I had a perfectly good, albeit small, basement at my disposal. Due to the low, 80″ (6.6 foot) ceiling, the narrow, 10’x20′ shooting area, and the generally dark ambience of an…
  • Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Andrew’s ebook Mastering Lightroom: Book Four – The Photos is available now at a special price of 40% off for a limited time from Snapndeals. It’s an advanced guide to processing photos in Lightroom’s Develop module, explaining how to use Lightroom’s powerful processing engine plus Develop Presets and plug-ins to create beautiful images. This photo is one of ten case studies from the book. The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and its strength comes from the model’s…
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    For those following The Traveling Photographer project (more info on the whole project here) the Dubai episode has just been posted.-30-
  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your brain is gear. Keep it in tune by providing it regular doses of education. A well-written and info-packed photo technique book is a screaming bargain in the long run. You're essentially renting someone's brain. I have dedicated an entire bookshelf page to my very favorite lighting (and other photo) books for your consideration. All are well-considered and are, I believe, the very best examples in their genre.__________But beyond that I would suggest you consider the occasional workshop. Nothing beats a hands-on, small class with a solid pro who knows things you would like to know. It is…
  • Choosing Cases and Carts

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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    Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3 ties for first

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's latest waterproof flagship smartphone, picking up where the Z2 left off. Like that phone it's 4K capable and also offers an atypically-large 1/2.3"-type sensor. Just like the Z2, that's a 20.7MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor nestling behind a 27mm equivalent F2.0 lens. All this has encouraged Sony to offer ISO 12,800, which it says is the highest of any smartphone. Learn more about how it performs
  • Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his image 'Spot the Shark', taken at Breiðamerkursandur - 'the ice beach' in Iceland. In this article he explains how he set up and took the picture, and the post-processing steps required to get to the final result. Click through for the full story.
  • Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.
  • Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One swallow does not a summer make, said Aristotle, suggesting the dangers of looking for trends based on single examples. Even with this in mind, I'm pleased to see two manufacturers introduce 70-200mm equivalent zooms for APS-C cameras at this year's Photokina. First Fujifilm introduced its 50-140mm F2.8 R, and then Samsung followed suit with its 50-150mm F2.8 S. I think these lenses make more sense than actual 70-200mms; let me explain why...
  • Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina is the Canon Powershot G7 X, a pocketable compact camera with a large 1"-type sensor. We caught up with Canon's Chuck Westfall who gave us an overview of the G7 X and let us know when it should be available. See video
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it with your own graphic. It could…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Instapaper Updated for iOS 8 With Enhanced Saving Features, Now Free to Download

    Richard Padilla
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Popular read-it-later app Instapaper today received a significant update for iOS 8, bringing a redesigned user interface, enhanced saving capabilities, and deeper integration with notifications. The app is also now available for free, as users also have the option to pay for premium features. Users can now save content to Instapaper from any application that supports iOS' built-in share functionality by way of a new app extension. The app also includes text-to-speech functionality, and curates saved articles in iOS 8's Notification Center on a daily basis. A $2.99 per month or $29.99…
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Out-Of-Warranty Repairs Cost Up to $299/$329

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus now available to customers, Apple has updated its support information to include U.S. repair pricing for the two devices. While all new devices include a standard one year warranty that can be extended with AppleCare+, the standard warranty does not cover accidental damage. Repairs for screen damage, which includes cracked or shattered displays, will cost $109 for the iPhone 6 and $129 for the iPhone 6 Plus, along with a $6.95 shipping fee. Accidental damage (water damage, for example) or out-of-warranty damage to an iPhone will require…
  • Buyer's Guide: List of Cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Juli Clover
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in the hands of millions of customers as of today, many users will be looking to purchase cases for their new devices. Despite the fact that the phones were just released, there are already quite a few options on the market as many case makers began preparing cases for the devices months ago. We've rounded up some of the available iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases below, with options ranging from ultra thin and light to those that offer complete protection. Spigen - Spigen has a range of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases available, each offering varying degrees of…
  • Apple Utilizing Own Content Delivery Network to Help Deliver iOS 8 Update

    Kelly Hodgkins
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    According to data from internet research firm DeepField, Apple relied on its content delivery network along with Akamai and Limelight to handle the rollout of iOS 8 publicly this week (via The Wall Street Journal). The release of iOS 8 caused web traffic to more than double in some areas as millions of iOS users rushed to update their iOS devices. “It really was a significant coming out party for the Apple CDN,” DeepField Chief Executive Craig Labovitz said. “This is definitely a realization that Apple is not just a software player. They’re not just a maker of PCs. They have an…
  • Health Record Providers Cerner and Athenahealth Developing HealthKit Apps

    Husain Sumra
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Cerner and Athenahealth, two of the leading electronic health record providers in the United States, will be developing apps that work with Apple's Health app, according to Reuters. Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they are building integrations with HealthKit and working with Apple. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health record company Epic Systems. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.The new apps are likely to be similar to Epic's MyChart [Direct Link] app, which gives users access to lab results, appointment information, medication…
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    CNN Travel

  • CNNGo in Bali: Legends, cocktails and an amazing pig roast

    hiufu
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    The locals show us there's more to Indonesia's top tourist island than those world-famous beaches Bali's best beach clubSurfers' paradiseThe mellow side of BaliWith its gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisine, beautiful Bali is undeniably Indonesia's travel hotspot.  But what's happening beyond the tourist grind? This September, CNNGo hits up some of the island's locals to share their favorite Bali hangouts and the stories behind them.  Legendary Indonesian surfer Rizal Tanjung shows us where he first fell in love with the waves. Sunglasses designer Suki takes us to the…
  • No more using Uber in Germany?

    Guessy1
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    A court moves to end the ride for the U.S.-based online chauffeur and ride-sharing service in GermanyIn the ongoing fight between chauffeur and ride-sharing app Uber and taxi drivers around the world, score one for the taxi drivers … for now. A regional court in Frankfurt, Germany, this week issued a preliminary injunction forbidding the San Francisco-based Uber from operating in Germany. The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Germany’s national union of taxi drivers. The court said that Uber violated German law by working with a network of drivers that lack commercial licenses.
  • Video: CNNGo in Los Angeles: Hollywood stars, food trucks

    hiufu
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    From Hollywood to Santa Monica, some of L.A.'s most renowned locals guide us through the star-studded citySoaking up the sun in MalibuVintage cinema honors movie historyBest of L.A. comes to life in VeniceThe surf is up and the sun is out -- CNNGo is coasting through Los Angeles this summer with star locals. Director and producer of the "Iron Man" movie series, Jon Favreau takes us to a few of the locations that have inspired his movies, including the Kogi Truck on which his latest movie, "Chef," is partially based.  Lubov Azria, one of LA's most notable fashion icons, shows us how to…
  • Insider Guide: Best of Zurich

    barry.neild
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It may be Switzerland's banking capital, but Zurich's real wealth lies in the village-like charm of its cobbled streets and Alpine sceneryCNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Visitors arriving in Zurich can be forgiven for wondering where the city is. Church steeples dominate the skyline. Shoes stay clean on century-old cobblestones. And lawyers and bankers jump into the Limmat to swim with the swans during lunchtime. Which begs the…
  • Appy Traveler: Best new apps for travelers

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Uber for private jets, calculator to beat jet lag and an intelligent packing device -- here are the latest must-haves for your smart phonesBookmark this article and check back in occasionally to see what new great apps we love, and think you should try. Also see: 50 best apps for travelers ... so far Updated July 30, 2014 JetSmarter Uber for private jets.iOS: App Store If you’re in the market for a private flight somewhere, you can now do so using JetSmarter, the Uber of the private jet world. App users search for various carriers, request flights based on their own schedule and pay for the…
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