1. First pair of raw selvage denim jeans from @weargustin. #WhiteOak #ConeDenim

     

  2. Flickr 3.0 for iOS - Eternal Loop of Account is locked, unlocked

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    If you made it to this post, it’s probably because you are having the same issues I was when I first installed the new Flickr 3.0 app for iOS (Great First Look here if not).

    When trying to sign in you are getting a notification saying your account is locked and then it takes you to a page to unlock your account only the be then brought back to the original sign in page and have the account locked again. This is an eternal loop… until now.

    Luckily, with the help of @madninja from Yahoo, I was able to sign in.

    Here’s what to do:

    1. Open Safari in iOS and sign into Flickr from the mobile site.

    2. It may ask you to unlock your account again, if so, follow the steps to do so.

    3. Finally sign into the Flickr mobile site once more with your login credentials.

    4. Once you are in, you can close Safari and open the Flickr 3.0 app on your iPhone.

    5. Now sign in as you normally would.

    6. Vollah! You should be in!

    If this doesn’t work, nothing will…. Just kidding, log a ticket with the guys at Flickr Support.

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  3. This is another round of photos from our trip to the town of Sosua in the Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic. This was a much needed trip after the brutal weather we received in Toronto this winter.

    The majority of these photos were taken with the Canon EOS M + Canon EF M 22mm F2 OR Canon EF L 24-105 F4.

    This was the first trip I’ve been on with the EOS M and I can definitely say I’m happy with the results. Excellent little camera.

     
  4. Just got back from a relaxing trip to the Dominican Republic. There’s a ton of photos to process so I’ll be uploading a few more over the coming days.

    This first photo was taken at Sosua Beach.

     
  5. (Source: linxspiration, via parislemon)

     

  6. corynadilo said: When do you think 32GB will be the floor for iPhones? My last two phones I have opted for 32GB which I am about out growing now. $200 premium for a measly 64GB is highway robbery in 2014.

    parislemon:

    Yeah, I’d imagine (though have no actual knowledge) that we’ll see a 128GB iPhone in the next iteration. Maybe that means the end of the 16GB model, or maybe it means that’s reserved for the more affordable version. 

    The one thing working in the other direction is the movement of all entertainment to the cloud. That is, Spotify, Beats, Rdio, iTunes in the Cloud, etc, allow you to keep a lot less music stored on your device these days (though some is saved for offline capabilities, of course).

    Still, while that has alleviated some of the need for a lot of storage, apps continue to grow in size — particularly games. Many are over 1GB now. 16GB seems untenable. And 128GB seems inevitable. (And that should drive the price down of the 64GB models, etc.) 

    Update: As, of course, as my buddy Cap notes, photos and videos are driving this need for more storage perhaps above all else.

    I think Apple has been happily milking the increased margins of the 16GB models for the past several iterations of the iPhone. It was 2010 when 16GB became the base storage capacity with the iPhone 4.

    It has amazed me that Apple has not been pushing forward in this regard. I remember a time when Apple would create excitement each year with new iterations of the iPod by increasing it’s storage capacity and decreasing it’s price.

    I’ve been bouncing off the 32GB limit on my iPhone 5S pretty much since the moment I bought it. I would have liked to get a 64GB model but I also find it hard to justify the $200 premium over the base iPhone.

    I have to admit, I am carrying multiple years of baggage on my iPhone. The majority of space is being used by pictures and I could reclaim a huge portion of that storage by moving those photos off but I feel as though I shouldn’t HAVE too.

    Apple could do a lot with iCloud to mitigate the need for mass on device storage:

    1. They could expand the functions of Photo Stream in iCloud. They could make it so the original photo is not stored on the device itself and rather on Apple’s servers. A smaller version or thumbnail could be stored on the device. Then if there is a need to share/edit the original version, the photo can be pulled down to do so. If it’s sent via email, it may never need to be downloaded, the photo could simply be appended at the server.
    2. Automatically archive data that has not been used in a set time frame. This could even be first introduced with photos.
    3. Store video in iCloud. Similar process to my first point. Although bandwidth becomes a serious bottleneck.

    I imagine this is a hard problem to solve. With the move to smaller but faster storage mediums (SSDs) in our personal computers and larger SSDs in our pockets, we have created a storage nightmare in our digital lives.

     

  7. iOS 7.1 is out! Performance increases, fixes random reboots

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    iOS 7.1 launched this afternoon for all compatible devices. This release brings a number of fixes, performance increases and feature enhancements.

    Major highlights include:

    1. Siri can now be told how long to listen by holding down the home button for the duration of your command. 
    2. Apple is promising performance increases for older hardware including the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and the iPad 3.
    3. Apple has finally fixed the bug that has been causing random reboots. This is something that has been bothering me since the release of iOS 7.
    4. CarPlay support! CarPlay, the new feature that allows you to control certain features and apps through your car’s infotainment system is now supported although the first CarPlay enabled vehicles won’t be out until later in 2014…
    5. User interface refinements include a new call screen and a new interface when powering down. (As shown in photo above)

    Apple has also updated the iOS 7 section of their website highlighting the enhancements added in iOS 7.1.

     
  8. Want to be at the top of Google search results for your website?

    Watch this amazing session from PodCamp Toronto 2014 called Hardcore SEO. Rob Campbell is an incredibly engaging and entertaining speaker who dives deep into the workings of how Google ranks content and websites.

    I wish this was a full day session and its too bad it wasn’t because I’m sure he could have spoken for hours on the subject.

    Check out the video and if you like what you see and hear, make sure to check out PodCamp next year and follow Rob Campbell on Twitter (@roberrific).

    Also, you can find this video and more from PodCamp Toronto 2014 on Peter Mykusz’s vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/torontowebcaster

     
     

  9. "No, I don’t think so."
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    Microsoft’s UK marketing director Harvey Eagle, talking to Metro about the Xbox One price cut in the UK. The question asked if the price cut — just 94 days after launch — was an admission that the console isn’t selling well.

    Eagle doesn’t think so. But he’s not sure. Why should he be sure? It’s only his job.

    Meanwhile, while Microsoft has maintained that the Xbox One is selling as fast as the system can be made, Eagle told GameSpot: “We’re doing this because it will generate sales, absolutely.”

    So, Microsoft isn’t cutting the price because it hasn’t been selling well in the UK. In fact, it has been selling as fast as possible. But this price cut is all about helping to generate more sales. Got it.

    Business as usual.

    (via parislemon)

     
  10. Hardcore SEO Session at PodCamp Toronto 2014

    I’m currently writing this blog post to get a prize from Rob Campbell at the Hardcore SEO session which is part of Podcamp Toronto 2014.

    Did I win?

    Update: I Did! I won a jar of honey from Rob Campbell’s family honey farm.