Traveling Across Turkey Never Looked So Good

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The way you know a travel video is truly remarkable is when you feel like you visited a place after watching it. Leonardo Dalessandri's "Watchtower of Turkey" fits the bill "I couldn't be happier with the outcome," Dalessandri told Mashable about the roughly three-and-a-half minute video he posted on Vimeo. "A passion for film and music, and the desire to experiment with new techniques, have always been a part of me." See also: Take an Incredible Bird's-Eye Tour of Manhattan The footage was captured over a 20-day journey around the country using a GoPro and Panasonic GH3. The equipment Leonardo Dalessandri used to shoot Watchtower of Turkey. Image: Leonardo Dalessandri Read more... More about Travel , Turkey , Videos , Lifestyle , and Travel Leisure Read more »

Five Candidates to Follow on Twitter Ahead of Midterm Elections

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A politician's social media presence matters just as much these days as their campaign ads, posters and public appearances. With so many ways to get things wrong, a handful of candidates seem to get the whole social media thing right. Below are five candidates whose Twitter accounts are worth a peek ahead of November's Midterm elections. Democrat Charlie Crist, running for Florida Governor With the Florida gubernatorial candidates running a heated race , the seat still seems very much up in the air. A Quinnipiac University poll from Oct. 22 puts the incumbent, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and challenger, Crist, the state's former governor, neck and neck in the run up to Election Day. But Crist does seem to have the social media game won Read more.. Read more »

The Evolution of Women’s Workwear Through the Decades

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Clothes say a lot about women's evolving roles in the workplace. A history of 20th century office fashion in photos. Read more... More about Fashion , Office , Photography , Features , and Women Read more »

The iPad’s Glory Days Are Over. Where Does It Go Now?

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Apple reported its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter results on Monday, and in a surprise to absolutely no one, iPad sales are down again. For the third consecutive quarter, iPad sales have declined year-over-year. On a call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook positioned the decline in sales as "a speed bump, not a huge issue." Still, Cook conceded that this isn't where Apple wants to be. "We want to grow. We don't like negative numbers on these things." See also: The iPad Mini Is the New iPod Touch That need for future growth is probably one of the reasons Apple realigned its iPad offerings last week. Read more... More about Apple , Ipad , Tablets , Tech , and Gadgets Read more »

Yahoo Earnings: Time for Plan B?

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Now more than two years into Marissa Mayer's tenure as CEO of Yahoo, the company remains in about the same place as it was before her arrival Mayer will need to address that stagnancy Tuesday, as Yahoo reports third-quarter earnings. Yahoo is still a giant in the Internet world when it comes to traffic, but its core business — display advertising — is quickly becoming a relic compared to other avenues like online video, native ads and data-driven social advertising. After Alibaba's IPO left Yahoo flush with cash, analysts and investors have grown restless hearing promises of change but seeing few results. That is not projected to change with this quarter's earnings, but Mayer's performance during Tuesday's earnings call could prove crucial in convincing critics that she can reposition the company. Read more... Read more »

NCAA Mascots Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake It Off

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NCAA mascots totally understand that haters are gonna hate, hate, hate. The friendly — or in the case of “Purdue Pete,” horrifying — mascots of the Big Ten NCAA conference decided to throw aside their team allegiances and band together to make their own “Shake It Off” video. Watch as Sparty, Lil’ Red, Herky the Hawk and other Big Ten royalty pay homage to T-Swizzle herself. Seriously, though — what’s the deal with Purdue Pete? Dock Selfie Goes Horribly Wrong on Live TV Delightful Twerking Turtle Will Wiggle Its Way Into Your Heart Marcel the Shell Returns With Provocative Thoughts on Shrimp Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was Periodically Suicidal' Read more... Read more »

Taylor Swift’s ‘Welcome to New York’ Sounds a Lot Like a Robyn Song

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Push play. No, this is not a dance hit from Swedish singer Robyn you're hearing It's Taylor Swift 's new single "Welcome to New York," the third released track from her upcoming pop album 1989 . But it sounds like Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend." Here's Robyn's electropop hit "Call Your Girlfriend" to refresh your eardrums and memory: Though the lyrics have nothing in common, there's no denying the similarities between the dance-ready beats and dramatic bridges Swift sings about the allure of New York City, where she now lives after having left Los Angeles in March to call the Big Apple her new home Read more... More about Music , Entertainment , Celebrities , Taylor Swift , and Robyn Read more »

How to Use Apple Pay: What You Need to Know

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Apple Pay , Apple’s take on the digital wallet, is finally here . If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can officially start buying things with the touch of a finger and by waving your phone over an enabled Point of Sale (POS) system. See also: How Apple Pay Will Work With the New iPads But for all the excitement, what do we really know about Apple Pay? Why is it different from other systems, like Google Wallet and tap-to-pay credit cards? Credit card support Apple launched Apple Pay with the support of three major credit card companies: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Discover is notably absent, but those three networks cover more than 90% of the market, based on 2012 data from CardHub . Read more... More about Apple , Digital Wallet , Iphone 6 , Tech , and Gadgets Read more »

BlackBerry’s Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far

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For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones just can't match: a blinking red light. "I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel , a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running business apps. He is also a fan of BlackBerry 10's Hub, which centralizes his messages. Harry also owns an iPhone 6, which he likes, but hates the HTC One "For my use, it's perfect," he says of the Z10. "It's tailored for business use." See also: Watch People React to the Bizarrely Shaped BlackBerry Passport Read more.. Read more »