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McAfee: Most Dangerous Celebrities Study + Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes Ends at 5 PM PDT Oct.31, 2014

Wed October 1, 2014

The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous or riskiest online personalities which are used by cybercriminals to lead web surfers to malicious sites that deliver viruses or other malware.

  • Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is identified as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online.
  • Justin Bieber was the only Canadian to crack the 50 most dangerous celebrities globally, finishing 44th.

The results of McAfee’s eighth annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study are presented below.

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes: Red Carpet Swag

McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes

Share the list.
Win some red carpet swag.


The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.

Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on October 1, 2014 and ends at 5:00:00 PM PDT on October 31, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

How to win the red carpet swag bag.

During the Sweepstakes Period, an entry is obtained when you visit (the “Website”) and share one of the dangerous celebrities or the top ten Most Dangerous Celebrities list on Twitter or Facebook for an entry. You may share each of the ten (10) celebrities or the top 10 list on each of the two (2) social networks once per day, for a total possible of twenty-two (22) entries per day.

  • Step 1: Click the Get Started button to share the top ten list or click on your favorite celebrities to share them individually.
  • Step 2: Choose to share on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Step 3: Share the top ten list and each celebrity to get multiple daily entries.

Prizes: There are 11 total prizes (one prize per winner):

  • Red Carpet Swag: Grand Prize (1): Dell Venue™ 7 Tablet, 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe™ service, Beats Solo 2.0 HD On-Ear Headphones, Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 Portable USB Charger, 1-year subscription to Spotify, $50 gift card, and a $20 Starbucks gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $665.97.

  • First Prize (10): 1-year subscription to McAfee LiveSafe service. ARV: $79.99 each.

Eleven winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Please click here to read the complete Terms and Conditions of McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrity Sweepstakes.

Good Luck!



Justin Bieber Tops List of Most Dangerous Canadians

MARKHAM, ON, October 1, 2014 – Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous to reveal the riskiest personalities on the web. The McAfee Most Dangerous CelebritiesTM study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous.

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Pentax K-3, K50 and Ricoh WG-4 Deals

Tue September 30, 2014

Adorama Deals:

Starting tonight after 12.30 AM EST Pentax K3 body and kits will have a $100 instant rebate.

The following items will have $100 off:

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, Selectable Anti Aliasing Filter, SAFOX 11 Autofocus, Professional H.264 video, Weather Sealed

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens

Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, – Bundle With Pentax SMCP-DA 50mm f/1.8 Standard Lens, Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera

Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera – Bundle With Pentax OFC-1 16GB FluCard for Pentax K3, Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera

Pentax K3 Digital SLR Camera – Bundle With Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for K3 Camera, Pentax AF-540FGZ Shoe Mount Flash


The K50 body, kits  and bundles will also drop accordingly:

Body only final price: $396.95

Body and 18-55mm lens kit price: $496.95

Body and 18-55mm + 50-200 WR lenses kit: $596.95

Body and 18-55mm + 55-300 mm lenses kit: $696.95

Body and 18-135mm WR lens kit: $796.96

Adorama will be offering the bundle with a $50 Adorama gift card for a limited time:**A

Some kits have free expedited shipping and 4% Adorama rewards. All have free shipping.


Savings on the Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4 GPS Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, GPS/ Digital Compass, Waterproof, Black or Blue
Price will drop to $299.95

Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD Display, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, Waterproof, Silver
Price will drop to $249.95

Ricoh WG-4 Digital Camera, 16MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 25-100mm f/2-4.9 Lens, 3″ LCD Display, Full HD 1080p, HDMI/USB 2.0, Waterproof, Lime Yellow
Price will drop to $249.95


Press Releases

GoPro: New HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver and HERO Cameras

Tue September 30, 2014


GoPro Introduces HERO4: The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever

HERO4 Black: 2x the Performance of the Previous Black Edition GoPro, now featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and Ultra High Speed 1080p120 Frames per Second Video Capture

HERO4 Silver: Professional Quality Capture with Built-in Touch Display Convenience

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences.

HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The HERO4 Black is simply the highest performance GoPro yet.

HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black.

The new HERO4 line will be available October 5 on and at select retailers worldwide.

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Press Releases

CONTACT Photography 2015 Featured Exhibitions: Send a Submission by the Deadline of Nov.14, 2014 by 5PM

Mon September 29, 2014

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites you to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition.

  • Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process.
  • All participants for Open Exhibitions  and  Featured Exhibitions must register with CONTACT on their website.
    • Please note you must register on their website before submitting a proposal and registration fees apply for both types of exhibition.

Registration and Call for Submissions recently started.


September 25, 2014

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Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Visitors at the opening of SHERP: Long Wanderings in Northern Kenya, by Jordan Campbell, at the Alliance Française Gallery, a CONTACT 2014 Featured Exhibition.

Call for Submissions: CONTACT 2015 Featured Exhibitions

Submission Deadline: November 14, 2014 by 5PM
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is a month-long event devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. The Festival is now accepting Featured Exhibition proposals for its 2015 edition.

The Featured Exhibition program is a prominent component of the Festival that showcases high-calibre exhibitions of work by Canadian and international artists. Each year CONTACT selects a broad spectrum of projects by emerging and established artists working in a range of subject matter. These exhibitions are positioned within the forefront of the Festival’s programming and communications, including the CONTACT magazine, website, and promotional materials.

The call for submissions is open to proposals for solo or group exhibitions on any subject matter, and to all photo-based practices. To be eligible, shows must take place during the month of May, and must have a confirmed exhibition space. Priority will be given to those presenting in professional-quality spaces.

Submissions must include:

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A Life With Leica: Featuring Thorsten von Overgaard

Fri September 26, 2014

Northpass Media filmed this video over 7 days in May 2014, featuring Danish photographer Thorsten von Overgaard as he practices his craft throughout the streets of Rome, Italy. Thorsten Von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Filmed with RED Scarlet and RED Epic cameras.

A Life With Leica from Northpass Media on Vimeo.

The project became larger than just one documentary as Northpass Media now plan to do a series on Leica photographers. So more documentaries will come in the future, and likely one or more longer documentaries that can be downloaded. Follow the project at and A Life With Leica on Facebook.

For me it was nice for a change to just show up when and where they directed. And when I left Rome I also left the rest of the editing to them. So the documentary is as new and fresh to me as it is to you!

The Story Behind That Picture: “A Life With Leica”

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“Express your creativity” Contest: Submit Your Photo or Video Online before 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on Sept.28, 2014

Fri September 26, 2014

The following video presents Sun Life Financial Express Your Creativity Contest | Concours Sun Life exprimez votre créativité:

Submit a photo or video of yourself doing anything creative or cultural you love and you could win!

  • You could win a culture lover’s weekend or A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. Enter here:
  • The Sun Life Financial “Express you creativity” contest (the “Contest”) is intended for Canadian residents only and is governed by Canadian law. Please do not enter the Contest if you are not a legal resident of Canada located in Canada at time of entry. The Contest is sponsored by Culture Days (the “Sponsor”).

Envoyez une photo ou une vidéo de vous en train de faire quelque chose de créatif ou de culturel que vous aimez et vous pourriez gagner !

  • Courez la chance de gagner l’ultime évasion culturelle ou une expérience Mon argent pour la vie — 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    Participez ici:
  • Le concours Financière Sun Life « Exprimez votre créativité » ( le « concours ») est destiné uniquement aux résidents du Canada et est régi par les lois canadiennes. Veuillez ne pas y participer si vous n’êtes pas un résident autorisé du Canada et si vous ne vous trouvez pas au Canada au moment de l’inscription. Le concours est commandité par Culture Days ((le « commanditaire »).

For more info about Canada’s Culture Days (September 26, 27 and 28, 2014), please click here.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a Prize a person must be, at the time of entry into the Contest,…: (a) an individual legal resident of Canada, (b) located in Canada, (c) be of the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.

  • All entries must be submitted by the individual entrant and not by another person on the entrant’s behalf. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate.

Prizes: The entrant that receives the highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Grand Prize selected entrant and the entrant that receives the second highest score by the Selection Committee will be declared the Secondary Prize selected entrant. Both selected entrants will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without any mechanical assistance of any kind and complete and return the Sponsor’s Declaration of Compliance and Release of Liability and Publicity Release Form before being confirmed a Winner (see Rule 7 in the Official Contest Rules).

  • Grand Prize: The Ultimate Cultural Getaway in Toronto. / Grand prix: L’ultime évasion culturelle à Toronto.
    • Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize without airfare is $5,000.00 CDN. / La valeur au détail approximative du grand prix sans les billets d’avion est de 5000 $ CAN.
  • Second Prize: A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun Life Financial. / Deuxième prix: Une expérience Mon argent pour la vie – 5 000 $ investis dans les produits financiers offerts par la Financière Sun Life.
    • Approximate retail value of the Secondary Prize is $5,000 CDN as of the initial product selection minus any Sun Life Financial advisory fees. / La valeur au détail approximative du deuxième prix est de 5000 $ CAN comme sélection initiale du produit, moins les frais de consultation du conseiller de la Financière Sun Life.

FREE Entry: The contest ends at 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on September 28, 2014.

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Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application is Now Available for Download

Thu September 25, 2014

Following the recent Olympus Capture Studio Tethering Application announcement, Olympus is excited to announce that the application is now live, at no cost, for all OM-D E-M1 users. Combined with the E-M1’s tethered shooting capabilities, the Olympus Capture software allows control from both the camera and the computer, completing the studio photography experience.

You can find more information on the Olympus Capture software here.

This video presents Olympus Capture App.

  • Olympus Capture: Tethered shooting for a more satisfying studio photography experience.

Articles, Press Releases

Stylish Camera Bags (Pour Homme) by POMPIDOO

Thu September 25, 2014
POMPIDOO Homme (PH) Amsterdam

POMPIDOO Homme (PH) Amsterdam

POMPIDOO, producer of stylish camera bags for women, recently launched a new line specially designed for men – POMPIDOO Homme (PH).

PH Amsterdam is durable, stylish and fully functional. Featuring premium distressed leather and equipped to handle all photography needs, this camera bag will keep photo gear protected and organised.

Special and innovative material XRD® Extreme Impact Protection foam is used in the walls of the bag and throughout the compartments to ensure phenomenal level of safety and protection.

PH Amsterdam features an easy access front pocket organizer with hook closure and can hold a DSLR camera with lens attached and 1 or 2 additional lenses/flashes, a tablet or small laptop, mobile phone, wallet, memory cards and will even have leftover space for some personal items.


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Protection: Pompidoo’s Amsterdam Camera Bag with XRD® Impact – Quite simply your super hero

Pompidoo’s NEW Amsterdam Camera Bag for men sports a quality, stylish exterior yet beneath its quintessential, classical good looks delivers a functional, high impact resistant interior constructed from high end XRD® Technology. XRD® Impact Protection makes it its business to provide a phenomenal level of impact protection that belies its slim, flexible appearance. The result: a good-looking, high quality bag made with luxurious butter-soft leather that offers leading edge protection for your camera and accessories thanks to the unique attributes of XRD® Technology.

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Press Releases

New Manfrotto 190X Series Tripods and X-PRO 2-Way Head Available in Canada at the End of Sept.2014

Wed September 24, 2014
Manfrotto 190X

Manfrotto 190X

Gentec International will be distributing two new Manfrotto products at the end of September: the Manfrotto 190X Series Tripods and the Manfrotto X-Pro 2-Way Head.

Elevate your action photography skills with Manfrotto’s new 190X Series Tripods, photography accessories with sleek, stylish Italian design. When you’re in the studio, the 190X Series Tripod easily offers an array of creative options with a ground level adaptor that allows the tripod to reach ultra-low positions. Take the 190X Series Tripod to the streets or field with the Easy Link attachment, which allows photographers to attach an LED light or reflector and turn any space into a pop-up studio.”

  • The 190X Series Tripods and kits start at $219.95, and will be available in Canada at the end of September.

For avid birdwatchers and budding videographers, Manfrotto’s new X-Pro 2-Way Head is a lightweight option that delivers functional versatility to users. Weighing in at 1.54 lbs., the X-Pro 2-Way head also offers a fluidity selector, allowing the photo pro to choose their desired fluidity and, “thanks to the the X-Pro 2-Way Head’s 200PL plate, birdwatchers won’t miss a moment when switching from photo to video.”

  • The X-Pro 2-Way Head retails for $189.95, and will be available in Canada at the end of September.

To learn more about Gentec International, please visit and



TORONTO, ON., September 23, 2014Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the new 190X Series Tripod and the X-PRO 2-Way Head.

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“Share the Experience” 2014 Contest for 13 Years of Age & Older: Submit Photos Online by 11:59 P.M. ET Dec.31

Tue September 23, 2014

This video presents .

  • Plan your next adventure at the Gateway to America’s Great Outdoors:”

The Share the Experience Photo Contest is a partnership between participating federal recreation land agencies and national parks, the National Park Foundation and corporate sponsors.

We are looking for the official photo that will be featured on the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Lands Pass for 2016. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to “Share the Experience” and let others see and appreciate all the incredible federal lands and adventures across the nation…

  1. Enjoy your experience and share it with us!
  2. Vote for your favorites online.
  3. Tell your friends.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C, and at least 13 years of age or older as of May 1, 2014.
    • Any entrant under the age of eighteen (18) years old must have a parent/legal guardian consent to enter the Contest,
  2. Amateur Photographers (less than 20% of your total income is from photography).
  3. Photographs must be taken by you and you must have the rights to the photo.

The is seeking amazing photos from amateur photographers that highlight the best of America’s federal lands, national parks and historical sites in the following categories:

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Canon to develop new Large Sensor Zoom Camera

Mon September 22, 2014

Canon has posted an interesting aside on its Hong Kong press release:

New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development
Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body

Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality.

The question is, what qualifies as “large image sensor” when talking about travel zoom cameras (as seem to be implied in the press release)? Anything less than 1-in. image sensor will not cut it. Any aperture less than F2.8 will fall short of its competition. That said, we welcome any “high quality” development in this segment of the market.

via photorumors

Press Releases

McAfee Canada: Availability of 2015 Security Suites with Improved Protection to Safeguard Your Devices and Digital Lives

Mon September 22, 2014


McAfee delivers new security suites to protect consumers’ devices and digital lives

2015 products accelerate device performance, offer improved malware detection to protect and meet needs of always-connected consumers

MARKHAM, ON, September 22, 2014 – McAfee Canada, part of Intel Security, today announced the availability of 2015 consumer security suites, with improved protection to safeguard consumers’ ever-evolving digital lives. The new product line includes McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015, McAfee Internet Security 2015, McAfee Total Protection 2015, and the McAfee LiveSafe™ 2015 service that protects a customer’s data and identity across all the PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets they own.

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