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  • Moodle

    EServer TC Library: Recent Additions
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Moodle is a web application used in educational settings. Moodle provides a place online where students and teachers can come together to teach and learn. A Moodle site is divided into courses. A course has users enrolled in it with different roles, such as Student or Teacher. Each course comprises a number of resources and activities. A resource might be a PDF file, a page of HTML within Moodle, or a link to something elsewhere on the web. An activity might be a forum, a quiz or a wiki. Hunt, Tim
  • e-Library for Technical Writing Course

    ApraDocs Information Developers
    Rahul Karn
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Apradocs comes up with a free E-library for Technical WritersA Comprehensive Collection of Technical Documents and Marketing CollateralsThis beautiful press release is written by +Anuradha Malhotra,student of ADID.ADID, a well-known technical writing training institute in New Delhi,Noida (NCR), has released its free e-library of high-level documentation. The repository contains documents that can be useful for technical writers. It also has important articles that explain standard methodologies like DDLC and Agile. All the documents are downloadable and no fee is charged for that. …
  • The Evolution of Technical Writing

    I'd Rather Be Writing
    Tom Johnson
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    This post is brought to you by 34SP.com, a website hosting company made up from skilled hosting professionals who offer exceptional customer service and technical support. Note: I don’t often publish guest posts from sponsors, but I think this essay provides a brief yet informative history of the tech comm profession that is worth reading. The Internet has revolutionised communication completely, but this is especially apparent in technical writing. How often have you wanted to learn how to do something and gone to eHow or Wikipedia to learn about a skill or process? Helpful and…
  • Tech comm 2015 now on the map

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    Sarah Maddox
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Tech Comm on a Map now displays all the 2015 technical communication conferences that I’ve found so far. Take a look, and let me know if there are any more tech comm conferences, groups, businesses or societies to add. Tech Comm on a Map puts technical communication titbits onto an interactive map, together with the data and functionality provided by Google Maps. It’s a great way of seeing what we tech writers are up to, around the world. To find out more about the project, or to add something to the map, check out the project information page.
  • Why Content Marketers Need to Know about Content Strategy

    The Content Wrangler
    Rahel Anne Bailie
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    By Rahel Anne Bailie, Content Strategist, Intentional Design The term “strategy” is defined as “alternatives chosen to make happen a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or solution to a problem.” To borrow from the definition of management consulting, then, content strategy is the practice of helping organizations to improve their content performance, primarily through the analysis of existing content problems, and development of plans for improvement. A content strategy will assess an organization’s current state, understand the ideal future state, recognize where…
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  • Tech comm 2015 now on the map

    Sarah Maddox
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Tech Comm on a Map now displays all the 2015 technical communication conferences that I’ve found so far. Take a look, and let me know if there are any more tech comm conferences, groups, businesses or societies to add. Tech Comm on a Map puts technical communication titbits onto an interactive map, together with the data and functionality provided by Google Maps. It’s a great way of seeing what we tech writers are up to, around the world. To find out more about the project, or to add something to the map, check out the project information page.
  • Empathy in UX design and development

    Sarah Maddox
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    A new theme is emerging in the UX (user experience) world: Empathy. Putting humanity into technology. Product designers want to ensure they have empathy with the users of their product. We in the tech world want to design for what people need and want, rather than for what’s new and shiny. I think technical writers can contribute to this discussion! Last month I attended Web Directions South 2014, a conference for people who “design, imagine, create or build digital products, web sites and applications”. A strong theme emerged at the conference: Empathy, what it means to be…
  • Web Directions 2014 wrapup

    Sarah Maddox
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    This week I attended Web Directions South 2014, a conference for people who “design, imagine, create or build digital products, web sites and applications”. I’ve blogged about most of the sessions I attended. This post is a summary of my impressions, with links to the more detailed posts. This was a technical conference for technical folk. Yet the presentations that went down best were those that mixed the human side in with the tech. Those that gave techniques for handling situations and people as well as code. Those that included humour and people in the slides. Code is for…
  • Web Directions 2014 – day 2

    Sarah Maddox
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    This week I’m attending Web Directions South 2014, a conference for people who “design, imagine, create or build digital products, web sites and applications”. I’m excited to be part of this event. I’ll blog about my take-aways from the sessions I attend, and anything else that comes to mind. The keynote this morning was Being human in a digital world, by Genevieve Bell. The link is to my post about that funny, inspiring talk. Now for my notes on the rest of the day. Elements of API excellence, by Jeremiah Lee Jeremiah Lee is lead API engineer at Fitbit. His talk was about…
  • Web Directions 2014 – Being human in a digital world

    Sarah Maddox
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    This week I’m attending Web Directions South 2014, a conference for people who “design, imagine, create or build digital products, web sites and applications”. I’m excited to be part of this event. I’ll blog about my take-aways from the sessions I attend, and anything else that comes to mind. Genevieve Bell is director of User Experience Research at Intel Corporation, and vice president of Intel Labs. She gave the keynote on day 2 of the conference: “Being human in a digital world”. Her focus was what makes us human and the intersection of tech and culture. Below are my…
 
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    The Content Wrangler

  • Why Content Marketers Need to Know about Content Strategy

    Rahel Anne Bailie
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    By Rahel Anne Bailie, Content Strategist, Intentional Design The term “strategy” is defined as “alternatives chosen to make happen a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or solution to a problem.” To borrow from the definition of management consulting, then, content strategy is the practice of helping organizations to improve their content performance, primarily through the analysis of existing content problems, and development of plans for improvement. A content strategy will assess an organization’s current state, understand the ideal future state, recognize where…
  • Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, December 4-5

    Scott Abel
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices takes place December 4-5, 2014. This free online event features eight one-hour presentations from some of the best and brightest in the technical communication field. Register today! Brought to you by BrightTALK.  The Summit will be recorded. Registrants will receive a link that provides on-demand access to the recordings. Sponsored by SDL, Astoria Software, oXygen XML Editor, Acrolinx, Logos, Scriptorium, and Oberon Technologies. Agenda December 4 – 9:00am PT Deep Dive: XML Structured…
  • Information Development World Pre-Conference Workshops

    Trey DeGrassi
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    At Information Development World, we have nine Pre-Conference Workshops on Wednesday, October 22, covering a variety of topics related to creating exceptional customer experiences. Workshop size is limited to encourage deeper exploration and maximum time for discussion. All workshops run from 9:00am until 5:00pm with morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a lunch break. All workshops cost $500. Content Strategy in a Day Rahel Anne Bailie, Content Strategist, Owner, Intentional Design Content is only as smart as the content strategy behind it. What happens in the analysis phase informs…
  • 7 Original Ways to Use Tumblr for Content Marketing

    Rohan Ayyar
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    By Rohan Ayyar One of the relatively newer social media platforms (Tumblr was founded in 2007), Tumblr has seen some spectacular growth in the last couple of years. With about 189 million blogs hosted on Tumblr, 93 million new posts every single day, and about 42% of the entire domestic traffic of the United States visiting Tumblr blogs, it is well and truly a force to reckon with. If Tumblr’s usagestatistics are impressive, its user statistics are even more so. The omnipresent Neil Patel points out on QuickSprout that 65% of Tumblr users have a college degree, with 56% having some sort of…
  • To Reach A Global Audience, Consider Writing For Computers First, Humans Second

    Scott Abel
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    By Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler Scott Abel Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers do not live in the United States. This important fact is not lost upon American business executives, especially those looking for new ways to increase corporate revenues. That’s why many US firms have their sights set on emerging international markets. They’re developing partnerships and setting up shop in nations around the globe. It’s an exciting time. The opportunities are many. But, in a global economy, getting the right content to the right people at the right time in the right format and…
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    I Came, I Saw, I Learned...

  • Writing & Grammar: Memory Aids for Grammar--And a Few More for Spelling

    Kevin Siegel
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    by Jennie Ruby    "My 8th grade English teacher taught me this little gem many years ago" says Laura Witte:   "Never use a preposition to end a sentence with!" Witte also gives us this one: "Off of sounds like you're stuttering. (Just off will suffice.)" Both of these are about that perennial problem of ending a sentence with an UNNECESSARY preposition, which so many people misremember as "never end a sentence with a preposition under any circumstances." The true test is whether you can delete…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Embed a YouTube Video

    Kevin Siegel
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    by Willam Van Weelden     Last week, Kevin taught you how to embed YouTube videos in your eLearning projects. This week I'm going to keep with the YouTube theme and show you how you can embed YouTube content into your RoboHelp project. Go to YouTube and locate the video you'd like to use. Click the Share button below the video. Go to the Embed tab and copy the embed code. In RoboHelp, open a topic and switch to HTML mode. Paste the embed code in the topic. In the src attribute, type http: in front of the…
  • eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

    Kevin Siegel
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    by Kevin Siegel      I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training).My first attempts at creating software video training was with a program called CameraMan. That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers. It was awesome software for the times but crashed a lot and had very few options. It was pretty much a record-pray-publish kind…
  • Localization: Training and Development in New Zealand

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    by Jen Weaver As cold weather looms in the United States, our friends in New Zealand are preparing for the summer season. Let's take a warm excursion to the Southern Hemisphere to explore some common cultural facts about New Zealanders and their expectations when it comes to training and development. New Zealand Trivia: True or False? New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote. True or False? New Zealanders refer to themselves as "Kiwis." Tips for Training & Development in New Zealand1: Truth is based on objective facts; emotions and hype are not…
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Create and Use Chart Templates

    Kevin Siegel
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    by AJ Walther     Do you work for an organization that uses many charts? Do all of those charts need to be formatted to match specific corporate branding? Does this take you ages? Utilizing PowerPoint's custom Chart Templates might just save you a lot of time.   Create a Chart Template Insert a chart in PowerPoint Format the chart to reflect your company's branding guidelines. Ensure the chart is selected (it will have a gray border) and choose Chart Tools Design > Save As Template. Give the chart template a name. (PowerPoint will automatically save…
 
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    I'd Rather Be Writing

  • Dynamic content filtering with OxygenXML’s webhelp output

    Tom Johnson
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    One of the little tricks I’ve implemented with OxygenXML is dynamic content filtering. Our product supports four different programming languages – Java, PHP, C++, and .NET. Rather than producing 4 separate outputs, I produce just one output and provide a content selector option in the header. Here’s a demo in my DITA QRG site. When you select an option in the upper-right corner, the content dynamically changes on the page to show only that option. This is a bit of a magic trick, and when you see behind the curtain, it’s much less impressive. Basically I have different…
  • Add a mini-TOC to your OxygenXML webhelp topics

    Tom Johnson
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A while ago, I posted a tip on adding collapsible sections to the OxygenXML webhelp output. Collapsible sections have their place, but more commonly now, users seem to prefer long pages that they can scroll. For this behavior, it’s better to add a mini-TOC near the beginning of the page that lists the sections on that page. As an example, look at pretty much any page on Wikipedia. Here’s what my mini-TOC looks like: I used a jQuery plugin called Table of Contents to incorporate the mini-TOC functionality within OxygenXML’s webhelp output. Instructions for implementing the…
  • Impressions from my first Write the Docs meetup

    Tom Johnson
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    I attended my first Write the Docs meetup last Thursday night in downtown San Francisco. It’s interesting to compare Write the Docs with the STC. (I was downtown at an STC SF meeting just the previous month, if you recall from an earlier post.) What are my impressions? In general, the Write the Docs crowd is younger and more tech savvy. Many of them work for small companies or startups, and they may be the only writer or play a hybrid role of engineer/writer or support/writer. Because of these hybrid roles, the host used the term “documentarian” to refer to a broad grouping of people…
  • The Evolution of Technical Writing

    Tom Johnson
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:16 pm
    This post is brought to you by 34SP.com, a website hosting company made up from skilled hosting professionals who offer exceptional customer service and technical support. Note: I don’t often publish guest posts from sponsors, but I think this essay provides a brief yet informative history of the tech comm profession that is worth reading. The Internet has revolutionised communication completely, but this is especially apparent in technical writing. How often have you wanted to learn how to do something and gone to eHow or Wikipedia to learn about a skill or process? Helpful and…
  • Flat file systems versus database models for help

    Tom Johnson
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:57 pm
    In Goodbye WordPress: 2014 Will Be the Year of the Flat-File CMS, Jeremiah Shoaf argues for the upcoming dominance of flat-file systems over database-driven sites such as WordPress. I found the post extremely interesting because I’ve been moving back and forth between flat-file systems and database systems with my DITA publishing strategies. There are compelling arguments for each side. On one hand, databases provide more capability to delivery dynamic content to different users who come to the same site. With flat-file systems, it’s much harder to dynamically serve up the…
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    Scriptorium Publishing

  • Adapting content for the U.S. market (presentation summary)

    Sarah O'Keefe
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    In this presentation delivered at tcworld 2014 in Stuttgart, Alan Pringle and Sarah O’Keefe discuss several factors that are required to adapt content for the US market. This presentation is especially relevant for European companies that want to enter the … Continue reading → The post Adapting content for the U.S. market (presentation summary) appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Risky business: The challenge of content silos

    Sarah O'Keefe
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    At Information Development World, I delivered a keynote on the challenges of content silos. The silo problem emerged as a major theme of the conference. Presenters such as Janice Zdankus of Hewlett-Packard provided data that explains how silos affect customer … Continue reading → The post Risky business: The challenge of content silos appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy vs. the undead

    Bill Swallow
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Implementing a content strategy can involve overcoming many challenges. Some of these challenges can be quite scary and hazardous to your strategy. In fact, overcoming these challenges is a lot like battling the undead. Folklore and Hollywood portray the undead as … Continue reading → The post Content strategy vs. the undead appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • XML product literature

    Alan Pringle
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Your industrial products become part of well-oiled machines. Unfortunately, your workflow for developing product literature may not be as well-oiled. Using desktop publishing tools (such as InDesign) to develop product literature means you spend a lot of time applying formatting, … Continue reading → The post XML product literature appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • DITA localization for output (premium)

    Simon Bate
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The first step in DITA localization is to translate the actual content of your DITA files. The second step is to address DITA localization requirements for your output. This article provides an in-depth explanation of the localization support in the … Continue reading → The post DITA localization for output (premium) appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
 
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    CyberText Newsletter

  • Plural vs possessive – it’s not hard

    Rhonda
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    <sigh> Another example of a professionally created sign that gets it wrong. PLURALS DON’T HAVE APOSTROPHES (in the main). It’s not hard. There were at least three levels of human error here — the person who commissioned the sign and/or sent the copy to the signwriter, the signwriter, and the person who OK’d the finished sign as suitable for going up in the Albuquerque Airport. ATMs… not ATM’s. Filed under: Grammar & Punctuation
  • Uploading photos from Android tablet to Flickr

    Rhonda
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This post is for me in case I don’t remember how to do this in the future! While I was in the US, I uploaded hundreds of photos to my Flickr account from my Sony Xperia (Android) tablet (after first uploading them to the tablet from my Panasonic Lumix camera), but it took some trial and error (and a few expletives!) to find a solution that allowed me to do what I wanted as simply as possible. So these instructions are for me. Yes, there’s an extra step of transferring the photos to the SD card, but I wanted to make sure I had the photos in a couple of places as I’ve lost…
  • Proofread before publishing #2

    Rhonda
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Maybe this candidate for election might have had more success if she or someone else had proofread her advertisement… How could they have NOT seen that the twist on her first name and initial letter of her surname spelled the word ‘debt’?? And what does ‘please contact … for the issues that need to be addressed’ mean?Filed under: Editing
  • You’d think they’d try to match what was there before

    Rhonda
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Spotted in Houston…. Not only is the lower case ‘g’  wrong,  but its size has altered the kerning between the first name and middle initial. Maybe they thought no-one would notice it on the upper concourse between the hotel and the convention centre. Filed under: Miscellaneous
  • You can now purchase T-mobile SIM cards in Australia

    Rhonda
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    I’ve previously blogged about how I’ve purchased and used T-mobile SIM cards when in the US (search this blog for T-mobile). Well, things have moved on since then and today I was able to purchase a 30-day T-mobile SIM  at Sydney International Airport,  which gives me the usual ‘pay per day’ services I’ve previously had (unlimited US calls,  text,  and data) PLUS free texts to Australia AND free calls to Australian landlines. And for less than the pay per day rate ($80 AUD compared to $90+ USD). As I’ll be away for about 31 to 32 days,…
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    A Tech Writer's World

  • The Documentation of a Lifetime

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The recent passing of my father resulted in many things. A funeral, speeches that tried to summarize his life (as if it’s possible to summarize a life within a few minutes), burial, grief and mourning. It also resulted in one of the largest, most complex and challenging documentation projects I have ever encountered.My father was a brilliant man, university educated, successful, intelligent, a great speaker, and also extremely organized. He left behind various papers contained in two 2-drawer filing cabinets, 2 small lockboxes, and a couple of cardboard boxes. The paperwork included various…
  • 17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us is remarkable exposé on the food industry written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss. The processed food industry is a monster, with over a trillion dollars a year in sales. Sugar, salt and fat are together more addictive than any one of these ingredients alone. Moss describes in great detail how the food industry systematically manipulates these three ingredients to get consumers hooked on their products. As a result, many North Americans are obese and have multiple health problems, including an increase in the occurrence of diabetes…
  • Join my army

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    I have an endless fascination with the military. The idea of a select group of strong, well-trained, disciplined individuals united together for common purpose is deeply engrossing. It is the ultimate example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, for no man (or woman) is an army.The military is so vast that in most countries it is broken up into separate parts or divisions, typically:regular armynavyair forcemarinesspecial forces, andcoast guardHowever, even all these enormous parts (and all their many respective divisions and subgroups) must work together as a single unit. A…
  • Unlocking Your Career Combination

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Combination locks come in all shapes and sizes, from padlocks to electronic security alarm keypads. But the one thing they have in common is that you must select or enter a series of numbers or letters to unlock them. It is this specific combination of alpha-numeric characters which makes each lock unique.Technical communication can also be viewed as a unique combination; specifically, a combination of:business writerinterviewer editor business analystinformation architecttechnical illustrator product testerinstructor andindexer just to name a few. As with a lock, it is this specific…
  • The Doc Particle

    20 Sep 2012 | 2:51 am
    Never has something so small attracted so much attention. In July of this year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, claimed to have discovered the oddly named Higgs-boson particle. (And it only cost them $10 billion to find it.)  This tiny particle is also known as the God Particle because it could explain why things exist.  Discovery of the Higgs-boson particle helps prove the existence of something even more bizarre: the Higgs field. This is an invisible force field which covers the entire universe, allowing subatomic particles to…
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    Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

  • Cool tools for Technical Authors – travel equipment

    Ellis Pratt
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    We’re sharing some of the tools we use at Cherryleaf. This time we’ll look at travel equipment. The role of consulting technical communicator can involve travel to exotic places, such as... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Cool tools for Technical Authors – video equipment

    Ellis Pratt
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    We’re sharing some of the tools we use at Cherryleaf. This time we’ll look at video recording. Video is becoming an important medium in technical communication. In addition to screencast... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Cool tools for Technical Authors – audio recording

    Ellis Pratt
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    We’re sharing some of the tools we use at Cherryleaf, and this time we’ll look at audio recording tools. It can be very useful for a Technical Author to be able to record what someone is... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Cool tools for Technical Authors – note taking

    Ellis Pratt
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    I thought I’d share some of the tools we use at Cherryleaf, starting with note taking. I’ve not covered audio recording tools, as we’ll probably look at those in another post.... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Draftback – could it reveal how Technical Authors actually write?

    Ellis Pratt
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    James Somers is releasing an add-on for Google Docs, Draftback, that enables you to play back and analyse the creation of any Google Doc you have permission to edit. It means you can see how a writer... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
 
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    Communications from DMN

  • 3 books that can help you tame Evernote

    Scott Nesbitt
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Note: This post was originally published here. Evernote is a useful and flexible tool for anyone, especially writers– technical or otherwise. You can use Evernote to record your research, outline your writing, hammer out drafts, collect links and citations, manage your tasks, and more. It can be a bit challenging to get up and running with Evernote. And, if you’re like me, you sometimes overthink things and that makes the process of working with a tool like Evernote a bit more difficult. A good guide, in the form of a good book, can help. For the longest time, there was a dearth…
  • (Video) conferencing with clients and collaborators

    Scott Nesbitt
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here. These days, if you’re a freelance technical communicator then you might be working offsite with clients and maybe collaborators who are across town, in another part of the country, or even elsewhere in the world. In that case, you’ll need to regularly keep in touch with those clients or collaborators. That could be for planning sessions, catch-up sessions, or project updates. Sure, you can do that using email, instant messaging (IM), or over the phone. But email and IM really break down when more than a…
  • What’s the perfect length for a blog post?

    Scott Nesbitt
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here. It’s great to see more and more people, including technical communicators, blogging. It’s a great way to share ideas, techniques, and opinions. One question I’ve been hearing, and have been asked, a lot lately is What’s the perfect length for a blog post? And, to be honest, I don’t think there is a perfect length for a blog post. That goes against some of what’s considered conventional wisdom, I know. Take, for example, what a speaker at a blogger’s meetup told the group. He…
  • Taking a look at Letting Go of the Words

    Scott Nesbitt
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Note: This post was originally published here. Writing with fewer words isn’t anything new. For decades, writers have been exhorted to write tightly, to pare down their writing, to use words with economy and prudence. But writing tightly has become a necessity. Many people reading on the web are impatient. They don’t want to wade through long swaths of text (hence tl;dr). They want you get to the point and give them what they want and need quickly. That’s the main thrust of Letting Go of the Words by Janice Redish. While it’s aimed at people writing for the web, you…
  • Getting ready for a document review

    DMN Communications
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here. When working in a corporate environment, either as a contractor or a full-time employee, you’ll have to go through a document review sooner or later. And the whole process can be quite painful and quite frustrating. Regardless of what you’re writing — whether it’s documentation, marketing or communications copy, or policy and procedures — a review is important. Make that important. Not only does it give people with specialized knowledge a chance to help you improve what you’re…
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    Core Dump 2.0

  • Old Time Radio Shows

    Keith
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Here’s a vast collection of old radio shows from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The collection includes X Minus One, which featured much classic science fiction with stories by Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Murray Leinster, Isaac Asimov, and many others. I remember listening to some of these when I was a child. Unfortunately you can’t download the shows for offline listening, but they offer three players so you should be able to stream the episodes on most devices. Or you can download them from the Internet Archive site (the link is for X Minus One).
  • New online SF magazine

    Keith
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    There’s a new online science fiction magazine, Terraform, part of Vice’s Motherboard online site. They plan on publishing new short stories each week starting with stories by veterans Cory Doctorow and Bruce Sterling.  It’s a good start.
  • William Gibson at NYPL

    Keith
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    William Gibson was in town for the Toronto Book Fair this weekend. We didn’t go – instead we went to a couple of readings (Robert J. Sawyer and Peter Watts) at SFContario – the small fan-run convention being much more to our taste. Gibson has been on a tour touting his new novel, The Peripheral, and earlier last week he was at the New York Public Library where he was interviewed by James Gleick. The talk was recorded and is now up on the NYPL web site (in both video and audio formats) for your enjoyment. When William Gibson visited LIVE last year, he offered an early glimpse…
  • Clearing conditionals out of a SmartDocs document

    Keith
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    SmartDocs is a powerful Word add-in from ThirtySix Software that gives Word users many of the capabilities of FrameMaker (variables, conditional text, reusable snippets) with an interface that is much easier to use. I’ve been using it for about three years and the more I use it the more I like it. I’ve been using it to produce two different versions of our FIX protocol specification, a 300-page document full of complex tables, and SmartDocs has handled everything I’ve thrown at it with aplomb. In SmartDocs, deleting a conditional tag removes the tag and its associated…
  • Three clever typefaces

    Keith
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    It’s time for another typography post. Gizmodo has an article about three typefaces that are designed to solve specific problems. I’ve posted about Dyslexie before - it’s designed to help dyslexics read. The other typefaces mentioned in the article are Input, a good looking monospaced font (yes, it is possible) for programmers, and Burlingame, a font designed for extreme legibility and comprehension on roadside signs. I like all three of them and I like the fact that designers are looking at typography to help solve real-world problems.
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    STC AccessAbility SIG

  • Personal Story: Learning to Live with Sjögren’s Syndrome

    Cynthia Lockley
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Lynn Chesters is Cynthia Lockley's sister-in-law. If you're a tennis fan, you know that Venus Williams has Sjögren's Syndrome; so does Lynn. Lynn sent Cynthia her personal story for the AccessAbility SIG. What is Sjögren's Syndrome (pronounced Show-Grins)? Many people have never heard of it including dentists, doctors, and nurses. Thanks to the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation, the word is getting out more and more. Close to 6 years is how long it took to find out what was going on in my system. It started with dry eyes, and always one eye that seemed to be…
  • In memoriam: Fabien Vais

    kmardahl
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Fabien Vais, one of the founders of the AccessAbility SIG, passed away September 17. Fabien and the rest of the founding team of what was originally the Special Needs Committee worked hard to make known the concept of “accessibility” to the world of technical communicators. Fabien was a stubborn, tireless, and passionate advocate for accessibility. He initiated the conference accessibility guide to the annual STC conferences. In the very first issue of our now defunct Achieve! newsletter, Fabien explains how he and Dan Voss…
  • New Discounts for STC Members Only!

    Cynthia Lockley
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    STC has improved the STC Member-Only Affinity Program! In an effort to add continued value to your membership, STC has established new relationships with: Liberty Mutual–You could receive exclusive savings on your auto and home insurance. With Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it, plus the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe. OfficeMax–Enjoy significant cost savings on more than 25,000 products and more than 5,000 environmentally preferable products, as well as savings on digital print services, furniture, technology, and…
  • STC Member & Student Member Benefits Flyers

    Cynthia Lockley
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Why should you join STC and the AccessAbility SIG? The AccessAbility SIG offers opportunities to network with others in your field, to explore your interests, and get information to enhance your education and skills. STC has the resources you need to help you do your job better and move your career forward. Read about the 2015 STC member and student member benefits: Download the STC 2015 Membership Benefits Flyer .pdf Download the STC 2015 Student Membership Benefits Flyer .pdf
 
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    EServer TC Library: Recent Additions

  • Git

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Git enables the maintenance of a digital body of work (often, but not limited to, code) by many collaborators using a peer-to-peer network of repositories. It supports distributed workflows, allowing a body of work to either eventually converge or temporarily diverge. This chapter will show how various aspects of Git work under the covers to enable this, and how it differs from other version control systems (VCSs). Potter, Susan
  • Mercurial

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Mercurial is a modern distributed version control system (VCS), written mostly in Python with bits and pieces in C for performance. In this chapter, I will discuss some of the decisions involved in designing Mercurial's algorithms and data structures. First, allow me to go into a short history of version control systems, to add necessary context. Ochtman, Dirkjan
  • Moodle

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Moodle is a web application used in educational settings. Moodle provides a place online where students and teachers can come together to teach and learn. A Moodle site is divided into courses. A course has users enrolled in it with different roles, such as Student or Teacher. Each course comprises a number of resources and activities. A resource might be a PDF file, a page of HTML within Moodle, or a link to something elsewhere on the web. An activity might be a forum, a quiz or a wiki. Hunt, Tim
  • Graphite

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Graphite performs two pretty simple tasks: storing numbers that change over time and graphing them. There has been a lot of software written over the years to do these same tasks. What makes Graphite unique is that it provides this functionality as a network service that is both easy to use and highly scalable. The protocol for feeding data into Graphite is simple enough that you could learn to do it by hand in a few minutes (not that you'd actually want to, but it's a decent litmus test for simplicity). Rendering graphs and retrieving data points are as easy as fetching a URL. This makes it…
  • Eclipse

    2 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Implementing software modularity is a notoriously difficult task. Interoperability with a large code base written by a diverse community is also difficult to manage. At Eclipse, we have managed to succeed on both counts. In June 2010, the Eclipse Foundation made available its Helios coordinated release, with over 39 projects and 490 committers from over 40 companies working together to build upon the functionality of the base platform. What was the original architectural vision for Eclipse? How did it evolve? How does the architecture of an application serve to encourage community engagement…
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  • Writing & Grammar: Memory Aids for Grammar--And a Few More for Spelling

    Kevin Siegel
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    by Jennie Ruby    "My 8th grade English teacher taught me this little gem many years ago" says Laura Witte:   "Never use a preposition to end a sentence with!" Witte also gives us this one: "Off of sounds like you're stuttering. (Just off will suffice.)" Both of these are about that perennial problem of ending a sentence with an UNNECESSARY preposition, which so many people misremember as "never end a sentence with a preposition under any circumstances." The true test is whether you can delete the unneeded preposition, and both of…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Embed a YouTube Video

    Kevin Siegel
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    by Willam Van Weelden     Last week, Kevin taught you how to embed YouTube videos in your eLearning projects. This week I'm going to keep with the YouTube theme and show you how you can embed YouTube content into your RoboHelp project. Go to YouTube and locate the video you'd like to use. Click the Share button below the video. Go to the Embed tab and copy the embed code. In RoboHelp, open a topic and switch to HTML mode. Paste the embed code in the topic. In the src attribute, type http: in front of the url. Save your topic and generate your output. See…
  • eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

    Kevin Siegel
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    by Kevin Siegel      I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training).My first attempts at creating software video training was with a program called CameraMan. That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers. It was awesome software for the times but crashed a lot and had very few options. It was pretty much a record-pray-publish kind of tool.When…
  • Localization: Training and Development in New Zealand

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    by Jen Weaver As cold weather looms in the United States, our friends in New Zealand are preparing for the summer season. Let's take a warm excursion to the Southern Hemisphere to explore some common cultural facts about New Zealanders and their expectations when it comes to training and development. New Zealand Trivia: True or False? New Zealand was the first country to grant women the right to vote. True or False? New Zealanders refer to themselves as "Kiwis." Tips for Training & Development in New Zealand1: Truth is based on objective facts; emotions and hype are not…
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Create and Use Chart Templates

    Kevin Siegel
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    by AJ Walther     Do you work for an organization that uses many charts? Do all of those charts need to be formatted to match specific corporate branding? Does this take you ages? Utilizing PowerPoint's custom Chart Templates might just save you a lot of time.   Create a Chart Template Insert a chart in PowerPoint Format the chart to reflect your company's branding guidelines. Ensure the chart is selected (it will have a gray border) and choose Chart Tools Design > Save As Template. Give the chart template a name. (PowerPoint will automatically save the chart template where…
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    Java,Unix,Hadoop,tomcat tutorials,examples

  • Scanner Class tutorial with examples in java

    Kiran
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Basics Usage of  Scanner class in java.  Scanner class is one of basic default classes provided by java language as part of JDK installation. Scanner class is located in java.util package Java.util.Scanner class is one way to take the input from keyboard in java. Scanner class read the input in the form of java primitive data types like Integer and String. Internally Scanner class in java
  • Install,setup cloudera hadoop on linux

    Kiran Kumar
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Install cloudera hadoop on linux This article talks about installing hadoop on single host machine hadoop is framework for large amount of data processing paralleled Hadoop implementation provided by different vendors like hortionworks and cloudera. This article talks about install cloudera hadoop on single machine. To setup cloudera hadoop, java is required. if java is not already
  • Java 7 feature :Multi catch block exception handling example with tutorial

    Kiran Kumar
    30 May 2013 | 10:18 pm
    Java 7 features – Exception Handling Java 7 language has introduced features like Usage of Stirings in Switch case, and improving the exception handling . It introduced multi catch block Prior to java 7, if we want to handle multiple exceptions in single catch block is not possible, but we can achieve this using multiple catch block where each catch block used to catch single exception. Let
  • 2 ways to create Connection Pool in java with examples

    Kiran Kumar
    29 May 2013 | 5:18 am
    Java Connection Pooling Usually applications are hosted on application server, and talk to database using database connection. data base connection is plain HTTP socket connection to database machine. Whenever request comes to application, application create a plain socket connection to database, once the request is completed, connection is timeout/closed, so like this for every request
  • Linux/Unix - Top 6 cat command examples with tutoral

    Kiran Kumar
    25 May 2013 | 9:07 am
    Basic Cat command examples in Linux/Unix Cat command is simple command used by every Unix/Linux user. It is one of frequently used command in Linux/Unix Systems.Cat command works on bash, and powershell and shell options. Cat command behaves different based on the different types of usage. By using cat command, we can do the following functionalities 1. Read files using cat command 2. Create
 
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    ApraDocs Information Developers

  • Gerund rule for technical writers

    Rahul Karn
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Hi Folk,One of the irrepressible skill of technical writers are good English.We can achieve this by practice.In this series we are trying to share some good rules of writing.This is a brief about "Gerund Rules". Hope you all like the post!!Gerund looks exactly the same as a present participle, and for this reason it is now common to call both forms 'the -ing form'. However it is useful to understand the difference between the two. The gerund always has the same function as a noun (although it looks like a verb), so it can be used:Rule1 : As the subject of the…
  • e-Library for Technical Writing Course

    Rahul Karn
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Apradocs comes up with a free E-library for Technical WritersA Comprehensive Collection of Technical Documents and Marketing CollateralsThis beautiful press release is written by +Anuradha Malhotra,student of ADID.ADID, a well-known technical writing training institute in New Delhi,Noida (NCR), has released its free e-library of high-level documentation. The repository contains documents that can be useful for technical writers. It also has important articles that explain standard methodologies like DDLC and Agile. All the documents are downloadable and no fee is charged for that. …
  • Basics of Waterfall method of Software Development

    Rahul Karn
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Waterfall is a traditional project management method.This was famous before agile.It's a sequentially phased process.Means one after another.For clarity see image.In this Teams will move from one stage to another only after the previous stage's completion; there's a phase-gate/phase-exit to clear before entering into the next phase.The life cycle of Waterfall includes the analysis, design, development, testing, and release phases.All requirements will be determined at the beginning of the project.Design, development, and testing will be carried out based on the initially agreed-upon…
  • TOC- A tool to Plan Documentation Project

    Rahul Karn
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    One of my friend ask me the importance of preparing TOC before writing.My answer was it is like restaurant without menu.Jokes apart, below is the reason.The table of contents — is technical writer's best tool for organizing the document,planning  and project scoping. Your proposed table of contents not only shows your stakeholder or project manager that you have understand  the material well enough to know how to organize it into effective sections, but it also gives them  a chance to test whether or not you've included every important aspect of the project/product.Table of…
  • Planning stage of document development lifecycle

    Rahul Karn
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    This checklist can be used for planning stage  of document development lifecycle.You can customize it according to your need.Not all the subjects will be included in plans at every stage. Some may be added in the later stages. Collect all the relevant documents available, such as: • Previous version of the Documentation Plan, Documents• Product Specifications • Requirements documents • Documentation Proposal • Quality Plan Decide the standards and conventions to be followed (Style guide and Templates)Plan the version and change control procedures Develop Backup plan Plan…
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • ‘He said it right’

    Ann Wylie
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Make your leads concrete and creativeWho said TV was bad for you? My West Wing binge watching is paying off with great writing tips. Here, some insights on approvals — and the right way to start a story:What Would Josh Do? What writing tips can you learn from West Wing? Image by Philip Cummings“CUT TO: INT. MARS BRIEFING REHEARSAL — DAY The TelePrompTer shows the name ‘Galileo’ on it and Sam’s head pops up. The crewmembers of the NASA Public Affairs are around the place.“SAM Who wrote this intro?“SCOTT TATE I did.“SAM You’re from…
  • Don’t personalize, localize

    Ann Wylie
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Avoid “Ann, your e-zine is here”It just makes sense that calling out to your recipient by name in the subject line would grab attention and drive opens and click-throughs. Right?Location, location, location Adding your recipient’s name to an email subject line reduces opens and click-throughs. Add her location, though, and increase engagement.After all, 94% of businesses believe personalization is critical to their success, according to a recent Econsultancy survey. Shouldn’t it help with email, too?Wrong, say the authors of several major studies of email subject line…
  • Check it twice

    Ann Wylie
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to write a good list“I love lists,” writes Adam Savage. “Always have. When I was 14, I wrote down every dirty word I knew on file cards and placed them in alphabetical order.”I’ve got a little list Write lists for flippers and skimmers, as well as for real readers. Image by Kaity HemgesbergThere are lots of things to list — organizational accomplishments, steps for getting the job done, dirty words. Here’s a list of 10 ways to list things right:1. Got a list? List it.Lists are easier to read and scan than paragraphs. So if you have a series of…
  • Crack the case

    Ann Wylie
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to organize a case studyA colleague in health system marketing counsels his case study writers to “Get the patient to the hospital.” Wrong! When it comes to case studies, it’s about the client’s problem and results, silly, not your solutions.Make a case for yourself The best case studies focus on the client’s problem and the results, not on your organization’s solution. Download this poster for a step-by-step look at how to organize a successful case study.[Tweet “The best case studies focus on the client’s problems, not on your…
  • How small is small?

    Ann Wylie
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Mini narratives can be as brief as a paragraphIn The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee shares this tiny tale:“In 2005, a man diagnosed with multiple myeloma asked me if he would be alive to watch his daughter graduate from high school in a few months. In 2009, bound to a wheelchair, he watched his daughter graduate from college. The wheelchair had nothing to do with his cancer. The man had fallen down while coaching his youngest son’s baseball team.”Tiny but mighty A story need not be enormous to be amazing. Image by Rob SheridanIn just 61 words, Mukherjee gives…
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    Techpanorma.com

  • How to Create an Appointment in Microsoft Outlook?

    Peter
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    MS Outlook, a widely used desktop email program does not provide just emailing services to users of Windows operating system but acts as a complete Personal Information Manager available as a part of Microsoft Office suite. It can be used either as a stand-alone application or in conjunction with MS Exchange Server or MS SharePoint Server. Irrespective of the way utilized, it offers various services in the area of Contacts Managing, Calendar, Note Taking, Journals and Tasks Management including Mail service. One important thing that can be accomplished with Calendar is that appointments can…
  • How to Create an Free Infographic Online

    Happy Raj
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Make Free Infographic Online Most of us, consider text really important but it’s an undisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words. People usually prefer absorbing information from the infographic which only needs a few scroll-downs, rather than reading an entire 1000 word article, and why won’t they prefer it more?  It’s any day better, easier, more informative and more attractive because- Colored charts and illustrations deliver links better…
  • Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Price in India – Specs, Features, Images & Release date

    Tusshar Rajput
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch proves that Android wearables can be as fashionable as functional, making it the first Google-powered watch worth owning. Its circular shape is inspired from designer watches with analog tickers, unlike square-shaped digital smart watches. The very cybernetic Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch are no match for what Motorola has up its sleeve. Moto 360 is a stainless steel smart watch, amplifying its computerized screen which has a 1.56 inch backlit LCD and a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Its circular display has a 320 x 290 resolution…
  • Download Candy Crush Saga Game for Android, iPhone, and iPad

    Happy Raj
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever desired to visit and open your Facebook account because of your nagging interest the Candy Crush Saga? Well, you are not the only one who is feeling that way since apparently, almost majority of Facebook users is also feeling the same way. One of the thousands of games that can be played at Facebook is the Candy Crush Saga. It is one of the thousands of games that became an instant to users from the time it was launched and ready to be played by interested players. Due to the enjoying and exciting time that users can feel while playing the game, aside from how colorful this game…
  • Top 10 best Camera mobile phones under Rs.15000

    Happy Raj
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:55 am
    Top ten smartphones under 15000 A lot can change in just a month, especially in the highly competitive Indiansmartphone market. This is fantastic news for buyers, since you get a whole lotmore for your money with every new phone launch. However with smartphones gettingmuch more within your means, there is a predicament as to which Smartphone gives out bestfor your requirements. To clarify things better, we have a catalog of the best smart phonesunder Rs.15, 000 1. Motorola Moto G (2nd Generation) The new smartphone is feature-filled and is very pocket-friendly. Now it hosts a huge 5-inch…
 
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    CodenRead

  • How to make free call on facebook

    codeadmin
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Finally the leading social media Facebook, made such a closer way to connect friends and peoples by just using the option: Free calls on Facebook : available in options for android users. Learn how to make free calls on Facebook using the official Facebook messenger app for Android, this is a new feature available to […] The post How to make free call on facebook appeared first on CodenRead.
  • Truecaller launches new app, Truedialer

    codeadmin
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Phone directory application Truecaller today launched a new app, Truedialer, which will offer users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. More than 85M people around the world use Truecaller to help manage their contacts and calls, with millions more joining each month. Truedialer is a smart phone dialer unlike any other! […] The post Truecaller launches new app, Truedialer appeared first on CodenRead.
  • How Much Traffic Need To Earn $100 Per Day With Google AdSense

    codeadmin
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Earning $100, $200 or even $300 per day with Google AdSense is not an impossible job. Many bloggers and website owners are doing it, and you are not an exception. The only thing you need is better planning and execution, hard work, determination and passion for blogging about your topic or niche. Before diving into […] The post How Much Traffic Need To Earn $100 Per Day With Google AdSense appeared first on CodenRead.
  • 8 Great Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free

    codeadmin
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Keeping your computer/PC virus free these days is not an easy task any more. You have to be very careful in order to keep your computer or PC or laptop virus free. Everyday a new type of computer virus is being created and you may be a victim of it. Computer viruses can cause a […] The post 8 Great Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free appeared first on CodenRead.
  • How to backup android mobile and organise phone over wifi using Desktop

    codeadmin
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    If you have hundreds of apps and gigabytes of multimedia content on phone, it’s not easy to manage and organize everything swiping thumbs on small touch screen. Desktop program with full control over phone’s content could come as handy solution. Why Should I Use? These applications let you carry out operations more than just a […] The post How to backup android mobile and organise phone over wifi using Desktop appeared first on CodenRead.
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    Tech Ranger

  • Download Textra SMS App For Android

    Praneeth Goud
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    One of the advantages of Android over other operating systems is the ability to choose certain applications instead of the default that bring our equipment. One such application is the application of text messages. Although each manufacturer has its own pre-installed on our computers in the Play Store version is a lot of applications that we provide additional options. One option is Textra SMS, one of the best customers for sending text messages and multimedia that currently exist. Textra SMS has several features and functions that give us the “plus” that sometimes we need. Then…
  • Download Showbox App For PC free, Laptop On Windows 8.1/8/7

    VR
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Showbox is one of the best applications for broadcasting programs and movies that are on the market. This application has a large repertoire of shows and movies on demand as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and many more, plus you can see them not only online but you can also download them. Definitely a great application that will be available from your Smartphone and now Windows. One of its main features is its library of content making it stand out against other applications besides it is not an application of pay. Its interface is very easy to use so find your chapters of Game of Thrones…
  • How to disable Location Tracking by Google in Smartphones

    Sai Kiran
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Although when checking an account at Google and when we introduce that bill on our smartphone Android, most users tend not to give importance to the text of the privacy policy of the company, the fact is that many of the points contained in the contract You can not leave us completely compliant.Google says it respects the privacy of users, but at the same time is constantly taking personal information through our own. For many this is great, because in this way the company can improve and even customize the development of certain aspects their services based on our tastes and preferences.
  • How to Download and Use Tor Browser ?

    VR
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
    When using Tor to access a Web site, our communications are randomly routed through a network of independent proxies and volunteers. All traffic between Tor servers (or relays) travels encryption, and each transmitter knows only the IP addresses of two other transmitters – the immediate previous and next in the chain. The goal is to make it difficult for us to track. TOR makes it very difficult to: Our ISP know which website are accessing or sending information are The website knows who we are (at least know our IP address) Any independent repeater know who we are and where we go either…
  • Steps to be Followed to Increase the Download speed of Torrents

    Sai Kiran
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:53 am
    Download content via a Torrent client is one of the quickest and easiest to obtain audiovisual material we need ways, this is because it is a very easy procedure to perform, and very few, if not zero knowledge, in no time we will be enjoying a wide range of audio, video and pictures of high quality and zero cost. Though we mentioned that to download at a good rate from a torrent client were not necessary deep knowledge, admittedly a little on our part we must.  But do not panic, because in this article we will find a few tips which are practically the only ones we know to use a Torrent…
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