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  • Taking a look at Letting Go of the Words

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    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…
  • Announcing a new edition of Getting Organized with Google’s Tools

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    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Scott is excited to share the new edition of his ebook, Getting Organized with Google’s Tools, with you. Getting and staying organized isn’t easy. While there a number of tools and systems available to help you do that, those tools often don’t work well together. And the systems are just a bit too complex — they require a lot of set up and maintenance. You need to keep things simple, and Google’s tools can help you do just that. Getting Organized with Google’s Tools explains how to use Google Tasks, Google Calendar, Google Keep, Google Drive, and Gmail to provide what Scott calls…
  • More worries about Ebola

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    Keith
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to spread with no signs it is slowing down – indeed, just the opposite. Epidemiologists are beginning to get worried – seriously worried. Some may ask why the United States should play this role. Well, no one country is doing enough. We have the expertise and the personnel to tackle this challenge. From a humanitarian and medical perspective, we have a moral obligation to provide care to those who need it, wherever they may live. Nancy Writebol, an American missionary who survived Ebola, said she hoped a silver lining in her brush with…
  • Yep, punctuation matters

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    Rhonda
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Seen in my Twitter feed yesterday — an announcement from the company hosting a conference that a session is underway: Unfortunately, without quote marks or other identifying embellishments such as bold or italics, the message is not to get stuck in the localization Bermuda Triangle with Susie Winn! I’m sure she’s very nice, but I’m also sure that isn’t the message they intended. Yes, punctuation matters. Why? Because it removes ambiguity and prevents misinterpretation. See also:…
  • Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500

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    Kevin Siegel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of appraise and apprise and the confusion of flesh out and flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car appraised before I decide on a selling price. To apprise is to inform (Webster's says "to give notice to") someone or something: The officer apprised the motorist of her rights. To flush out: something that happens in plumbing or with birds who suddenly fly up: The dog flushed the…
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  • How to track textual input with Google Analytics

    Sarah Maddox
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    This week an analytics ninja showed me how to use Google Analytics to track the values entered into a text field. It comes down to sending a dummy page name to Google Analytics, containing the value entered into the field. Google Analytics faithfully records a “page view” for that value, which you can then see in the analytics reports in the same way that you can see any other page view. Magic. For example, let’s say you have a search box on a documentation page, allowing readers to search a subset of the documentation.  It would be nice to track the most…
  • Follow-up on yesterday’s talk about API technical writing

    Sarah Maddox
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Yesterday I was privileged and delighted to speak at a meeting of the STC Silicon Valley Chapter in Santa Clara. Thanks so much to Tom Johnson and David Hovey for organising the meeting, and thank you too to all the attendees. It was a lovely experience, with a warm, enthusiastic and inspiring audience. This post includes some links for people who’d like to continue playing with the APIs we saw last night and delving deeper into the world of API documentation. The presentation is on SlideShare: API Technical Writing: What, Why and How. (Note that last night’s presentation…
  • Talk about API technical writing in Silicon Valley next Monday

    Sarah Maddox
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I’ll be speaking at the meeting of the STC Silicon Valley Chapter in Santa Clara on Monday 25th August. Thanks to Tom Johnson for organising this get-together! I’m excited to meet the Silicon Valley writers.  The talk is titled, “API Technical Writing: What, Why, and How“. The meeting announcement has the details. Have you ever wondered what API technical writers do, and how they go about it? Perhaps you’d like to move into developer-focused documentation yourself, and need some tips on getting started. Join us to discuss what an API is and poke some…
  • Lunch-time talk on API technical writing

    Sarah Maddox
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I’ll be speaking at the lunchtime meeting of the Sydney CBD Technical Writers’ Group on Wednesday 6th August. This group is led by Bede Sunter on behalf of the Australian Society for Technical Communication NSW. The session is free of charge, and open to all. You’re invited! (Please bring your own lunch.) The talk is titled, “API Technical Writing: What, Why, and How“. Have you ever wondered what API technical writers do, and how they go about it? Perhaps you’d like to move into developer-focused documentation yourself, and need some tips on getting…
  • Hobbies and pastimes of technical writers everywhere

    Sarah Maddox
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hallo fellow techcomm folks! Do you have a hobby? Mine is fairly pedestrian. I like to go walking in the bush. It blows away the cobwebs. Well, actually, I often have to blow away the cobwebs myself. They festoon the pathways in the early morning. It’s best to keep your mouth closed when strolling in the Australian bush, or you’ll find yourself spitting spiders. Sometimes a bird pops out and does something interesting, and I blog about it. Of a dark winter’s eve I can perchance be found tickling the ivories. Perhaps significantly, other members of the household are usually to be…
 
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  • More posts around the web

    annegentle
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Seems like more and more I’m writing everywhere but here! I wanted to do a round-up of some of my writing around the web. On the Rackspace Developer Blog: Austin Ladies Hackathon This weekend was a blast, hacking with all women at Rackspace, and wow were the projects impressive. Here’s how it went. Friday night we gathered at a restaurant, the Flying Saucer, to meet each other and start to form teams. I’d guessimate that 20 of the 30 participants showed up. I helped out by facilitating discussions for people to find teams, and I spent a lot of the night talking to complete…
  • All About that OpenStack Operations Guide

    annegentle
    1 May 2014 | 2:16 pm
    I wrote a post on the O’Reilly Programming blog about our experiences writing a book in five days and revising it for publication as an O’Reilly book. The blog post is titled, The book sprint: Not just for code any more. This infographic summarizes the numbers quite well. Many thanks to Racker Claudia Charbel for this infographic and for showing off the capabilities of Canva.com!
  • Tearing down obstacles to OpenStack documentation contributions

    annegentle
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Rip. Shred. Tear. Let’s gather up the obstacles to documentation contribution and tear them down one by one. I’ve designed a survey with the help of the OpenStack docs team to determine blockers for docs contributions. If you’ve contributed to OpenStack, please fill it out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/136-BssH-OxjVo8vNoOD-gW4x8fDFpvixbgCfeV1w_do/viewform I want to use this survey to avoid shouting opinions and instead make sure we gather data first. This survey helps us find the biggest barriers so that we can build the best collaboration systems for documentation…
  • How to Build OpenStack Docs and Contributors through Community

    annegentle
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    I’m well past the three year mark, working on a new open source project that grows and grows every six months. I’ve been working closely with Diane Fleming at Rackspace to focus completely on upstream OpenStack. Upstream means that all of our documentation work goes to the open source project itself. So while Rackspace runs OpenStack in production and for our customers private clouds, Diane and I focus on documentation that helps any organization run and use OpenStack. We have put together an outline of what we do to make upstream OpenStack documentation better all the time.
  • Finding an OpenStack Mentor

    annegentle
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Last week I ran an internal “So You Want to be an OpenStack Contributor?” workshop showing the different ways to work on OpenStack. Here’s the slide show so you can see the way I approached it. As the Documentation Program Technical Lead you’d think I’d steer people straight to the documentation bug backlog, but I try to find out where interests lie before going straight to doc fixes. Definitely people should read the docs as a great start. So You Want to be an OpenStack Contributor from Anne Gentle You can work on OpenStack in non-code ways, such as bug…
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  • Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500

    Kevin Siegel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of appraise and apprise and the confusion of flesh out and flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car appraised before I decide on a selling price. To apprise is to inform (Webster's says "to give notice to") someone or something: The officer apprised the motorist of her rights. To flush out: something that happens in…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Multilevel Lists

    Kevin Siegel
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    by Willam Van Weelden     Multilevel lists are an often overlooked RoboHelp feature... a shame because multilevel lists are very powerful. As the name suggests, Multilevel lists allow you to create complex lists with multiple levels. For example: consider what you would have to do if you need a list that uses upper alphanumeric characters on the first level, lower roman on the second level and bullets on the third level. You can achieve the numbering scheme shown above by using a standard numbered list, but you would need to assign the correct list styling to every…
  • Localization: Training and Development in Italy

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    by Jen Weaver     We love their wine, culture, and food. But what do we know about Italians and their expectations when it comes to training and development? If your answer is "not much," keep reading! Test Your Knowledge of Italian Culture The modern Italian language evolved from what region in Italy? Sardinia Tuscany Rome Who is the head of the Italian government? True or False. The official religion of the Republic of Italy is Roman Catholic. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Italy1: Italians are fans of refined and formal interactions, appreciating a…
  • PowerPoint: Another Character Challenge Submission

    Kevin Siegel
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    by AJ Walther     A few weeks ago I presented the Character Challenge and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters. Our one brave submission was from Tracey Stokely. But, her creativity got someone else's creative wheels turning. I received one more submission that I'd like to share this week.Thanks Ricardo Llanes for this awesome submission!    And, in case you missed it, here's Tracey Stokely's submission from last week.  *** If you love AJ's articles, you'll love…
  • Fundamentals of Designing and Developing Cost-Effective eLearning

    Kevin Siegel
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When: September 22-25Where: McCormick Place, Chicago (Part of the Online Learning Conference Certification program) There are multiple tools available that will let you create compelling eLearning content including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Adobe Presenter. But which tool is the best, most affordable option for your needs?Once you select your eLearning tool, what's next? How do you get started creating your first eLearning content? Once you start, how long is it going to take you to finish? What's the real cost for your effort? Are there…
 
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  • Foreword to Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps, 2nd Edition

    Tom Johnson
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps, 2nd Edition, by Joe WelinskeJoe Welinske just published his second edition of Developing Mobile User Assistance. Although it’s the second edition, 300 of the 400 pages are new, making it mostly a new book. If you’re doing anything related to mobile, this is a must-read book. It will get you going the right way. I had the opportunity to write a foreword to the book. Here’s my foreword: Foreword It’s somewhat surprising how ubiquitous smartphones are among tech writers (almost everyone has one), but how infrequently tech writers…
  • Adding code comments through a sliding jQuery Sidr panel (DITA)

    Tom Johnson
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you write developer documentation, you know that developers prefer code samples to narrative instruction. The beauty of code samples is that they provide context at a glance. You can see where variables should be declared, functions called, objects initialized, and so forth — all by just looking at the code. Trying to describe the same content narratively just doesn’t connect with users. The problem is, you can only pepper the code with brief 1-2 line comments as instruction to users. These short signposts might be fine for advanced users, but for those times when you need more…
  • STC Intercom Issue Entirely Dedicated to API Documentation

    Tom Johnson
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    The September issue of the STC Intercom is entirely dedicated to API documentation. I had the opportunity to act as guest editor for this issue. As guest editor, I helped select the topics, find the writers, and did some editing on the articles. I also wrote a foreword to the articles. It was a pretty cool experience altogether. This issue of the STC Intercom is entirely dedicated to API documentation. Six articles appeared in print, and for lack of space, another four appeared only in the online edition. That’s 10 articles altogether. Here’s the list of articles: (Note that you…
  • Using WordPress natively for single source publishing and conditional content

    Tom Johnson
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    In this series, I’m exploring ways to author in DITA and publish with WordPress. In previous posts, some commenters wondered whether it would be possible to simply author everything in WordPress, rather than continually importing from DITA. In this post, I’ll explore that model. One of the strengths of authoring content directly in WordPress is quick turnaround (or velocity). When someone asks you to make a small update to your help content, such as adding a little note on one page, does it make sense to re-compile and republish all of your help content? No. I have a friend who was…
  • Upcoming presentation in downtown San Francisco: Publishing strategies for API documentation

    Tom Johnson
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    I’m giving the following presentation to the San Francisco STC Chapter on October 15: Publishing strategies for API documentation Most of the common tools for publishing help material fall short when it comes to API documentation. Much API documentation (such as for Java, C++, or .NET APIs) is generated from comments in the source code. Their outputs don’t usually integrate with other help material, such as programming tutorials or scenario-based code samples. REST APIs are a breed of their own, with almost no standard tools for generating documentation from the source. The variety of…
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  • Content without a face: anonymity, egos, and corporate content

    Alan Pringle
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    The novels of Italian author Elena Ferrante are getting a lot of attention, but “Elena Ferrante” doesn’t actually exist. The writer behind the pen name prefers anonymity and shies away from publicity. Creators of corporate content should take a few … Continue reading → The post Content without a face: anonymity, egos, and corporate content appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • XML workflow costs (premium)

    Sarah O'Keefe
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    Everyone wants to know how much an XML workflow is going to cost. For some reason, our prospective clients are rarely satisfied with the standard consultant answer of “It depends.” This post outlines typical XML projects at four different budget … Continue reading → The post XML workflow costs (premium) appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Three factors for evaluating localization vendors

    Bill Swallow
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Localizing content can be a frustrating and expensive effort. In addition to per-word costs and turnaround times, keep these three key factors in mind when choosing a vendor. Technological aptitude Your localization vendor should fit seamlessly into your content development … Continue reading → The post Three factors for evaluating localization vendors appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Fall 2014 Scriptorium conference round-up

    Sarah O'Keefe
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    We have a full schedule of stellar conferences coming up this fall. We hope to see you at one or more of these events. Let’s start with the big news. You should be able to recognize us at these events, as we … Continue reading → The post Fall 2014 Scriptorium conference round-up appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Engage before change: your content strategy mantra

    Alan Pringle
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    If you’re about to revamp your content strategy, repeat after me: Engage before change. The only way you’re going to plan—much less implement—a successful content strategy is to talk to all the groups who create and consume content. Without that … Continue reading → The post Engage before change: your content strategy mantra appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
 
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  • The future of tech comm: Machines that teach you how to use them

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Our devices are getting smarter. Shouldn't our documentation do the same? One of the greatest problems manufacturers face is teaching consumers how to use their products. As I mentioned in a previous post, 95 percent of devices returned to stores actually work. That's a serious pain point and expense for manufacturers. Smart phones, tablets, and other computer-like devices are naturally moving in the direction of simple, digital instructions for setup. For example, I recently purchased a Kindle tablet for my family. The device guided me through the setup process one step at a time. It was…
  • Technophobia, and other reasons consumers won't read the manual

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Fear is a powerful motivator. But it can be downright dangerous when it deters consumers from understanding how to use technology in a safe manner. Plato said it best... "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." This is as true in technical communication as it is in philosophy; there are dangers to not understanding things that can be understood if we make an effort. However, as documented in this post from Engadget, "95 percent of returned gadgets still work and Americans don't read manuals." Lets think about this…
  • Is this the oldest instruction manual ever? (Bet you can't guess what it's for!)

    4 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The humble instruction manual has a long history. Throughout time, technical writers have been plying their trade in a variety of industries, but without the clear job description we tout today. However, the lack of a formal job description in the field didn't stop them from writing fascinating instructions for others to follow. Early variations on instruction manuals include guides on witch hunting, performing sacred services, and even wrestling. In fact, the earliest written guide to grappling dates back to nearly 100 A.D. The Greek text offers plenty of user friendly tips for throwing your…
  • Extracting metadata from multiple PDF documents

    22 Oct 2013 | 4:37 pm
    Adobe Acrobat allows you to add metadata to your PDFs, and the values you assign to these tags will be available for search engines and other services that rely on metadata. For example, you could add a value called "author" and assign the name of the document's author to that value. Also, Acrobat inserts system metadata values, such as the document creation date. But let's say you have a bunch of PDF documents, and you need a quick way to see what metadata they contain. Wouldn't it be great if you could generate a report? You can! In fact, below I'll provide a script that will quickly…
  • Why kids understand technology better than grownups

    29 Jun 2013 | 4:23 pm
    Give a kid a mobile device and a wireless connection and throw a problem at them. Chances are they'll find a solution faster than most grownups. Why? Because of stagnation. We are creatures of habit. Therefore, the longer we live, the more stagnant our behavior becomes. We fall back on familiar ways, attempting to solve problems using old strategies that worked for us in the past. Adults use Google to find answers. Kids crowd-source them. Young people are still in the formative stage; their knowledge of how technology works is being built piece by piece from the deluge of information flowing…
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  • Yep, punctuation matters

    Rhonda
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Seen in my Twitter feed yesterday — an announcement from the company hosting a conference that a session is underway: Unfortunately, without quote marks or other identifying embellishments such as bold or italics, the message is not to get stuck in the localization Bermuda Triangle with Susie Winn! I’m sure she’s very nice, but I’m also sure that isn’t the message they intended. Yes, punctuation matters. Why? Because it removes ambiguity and prevents misinterpretation. See also:…
  • Word: Table or table row goes to next page

    Rhonda
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Based on a  writing tip I wrote for my work colleagues. Sometimes a table or a table row can shift to a new page and you don’t know why or how to get it back. There are several possible reasons a table or table row might do this, and several ways to get the table or row back to where you want it. Table rows There are three main reasons for a table row to start on a new page: Table setting for ‘Allow row to break across pages’: Select the table row, right-click and select Table properties. Go to the Row tab, and see if Allow row to break across pages is checked or not. If it’s not, a…
  • Firefox: Can’t open PDF in Acrobat

    Rhonda
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Firefox allows you to set options for how you’d like to deal with a linked file (Tools > Options > Applications). I thought I had them all set properly to open a PDF with Adobe Acrobat: But PDF links clicked in Firefox would still try to save and NOT open in Acrobat as I wanted! So after many months of being frustrated by this behavior and setting and resetting those options (for some reason, they reset themselves every so often — I’m not sure if it’s related to the regular Firefox updates or something else), I went looking for an answer. After viewing a lot of…
  • Word: Changing parentheses to square brackets while preserving the contents

    Rhonda
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I needed to make a global change to convert numbered citations in parentheses that looked like this (Ref. 1) to citations in square brackets: [Ref. 1]. Sounds simple, right? Just do a find for (Ref. and replace it with [Ref. Well, that would work for the opening parentheses, but what to do with closing ones? I couldn’t just do a global replace for all closing parentheses as that would replace every one in the document, whether they were part of a citation or not. To complicate matters, all the citation numbers were cross-referenced fields, which meant I couldn’t just search for…
  • Visio: Error 920

    Rhonda
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This post is for me, as I’ve had this happen a couple of times now, and because I use Visio only a few times a year, I keep forgetting what I had to do to fix it last time! BTW, reports of this error have been occurring since Visio 2002 and it’s still not fixed! Symptom You get an error 920 message when trying to save a Visio file as a GIF, JPG, PNG etc. Solution options There are two possible reasons that I found for this error: One or more objects are outside the Visio workspace. The solution is to select all objects, zoom out, and see if any of the selections are off the page.
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  • Microsoft moves away from “robot speak” in its user documentation

    Ellis Pratt
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    One of the highlights from the Technical Communications UK 2014 conference was the keynote presentation from Microsoft’s Doug Kim. Doug is Senior Managing Editor for Office.com, and leads... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Why “What are good and bad examples of technical writing?” is a difficult question to answer

    Ellis Pratt
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    There’s an interesting discussion thread in the ISTC’s discussion forum regarding good and bad examples of technical writing. Incoming ISTC President Alison Peck has been asked by a... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Your policy and procedures manual as software

    Ellis Pratt
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    Jared Spool tweeted this morning: PLEASE, PLEASE! Tell me that Apple is going to release Hypercard for the iPad! — Jared Spool (@jmspool) September 9, 2014 HyperCard was a hypertext program that came... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • SharePoint for documentation projects

    Ellis Pratt
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Most of the Technical Authors I have met don’t have a good thing to say about Microsoft SharePoint. In many ways, it represents how not to publish content online. It is seen as encouraging... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Ikea introduces the bookbook™

    Ellis Pratt
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Here’s a new advert from Ikea: “At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas.” Will this... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
 
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  • 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…
  • Announcing a new edition of Getting Organized with Google’s Tools

    DMN Communications
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Scott is excited to share the new edition of his ebook, Getting Organized with Google’s Tools, with you. Getting and staying organized isn’t easy. While there a number of tools and systems available to help you do that, those tools often don’t work well together. And the systems are just a bit too complex — they require a lot of set up and maintenance. You need to keep things simple, and Google’s tools can help you do just that. Getting Organized with Google’s Tools explains how to use Google Tasks, Google Calendar, Google Keep, Google Drive, and Gmail to provide what Scott calls…
  • A look at a few web-based invoicing tools

    DMN Communications
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    This post first appeared, in a slightly different form, here. Part of being a freelance technical writer or a consultant is getting paid. And it’s not a small part of the job, either. Getting paid often means sending a client an invoice. A number of freelancers we know just whip off an invoice in a word processor (Scott has created templates in Word and OpenDocument formats). A word processor template is a quick and effective solution, but sometimes you need a bit more. Like what? How about: A more professional look A way of tracking invoices Automated reminders An invoicing tool that…
  • Creating an editorial calendar for your blog

    DMN Communications
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Last week, Scott gave a short talk about the whys and hows of creating an editorial calendar for your blog to a Meetup group to which he belongs in Auckland. Scott’s posted the slides and notes to his talk to Slideshare. Here are the slides for the talk: Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog from Scott Nesbitt And here are the notes: Creating an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog – Notes from Scott Nesbitt
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  • U.S. to have two new manned spacecraft

    Keith
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    NASA has finally picked the companies that will build capsules to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. Both Boeing and SpaceX have been selected. Having two different vehicles (and launchers) is a good thing. After a four-year competition, NASA has tapped the commerical spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil by 2017, agency officials announced today (Sept. 16). If all goes according to plan, the two companies will reduce or end NASA’s dependence on Russia for its orbital taxi service. Russia’s…
  • More worries about Ebola

    Keith
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to spread with no signs it is slowing down – indeed, just the opposite. Epidemiologists are beginning to get worried – seriously worried. Some may ask why the United States should play this role. Well, no one country is doing enough. We have the expertise and the personnel to tackle this challenge. From a humanitarian and medical perspective, we have a moral obligation to provide care to those who need it, wherever they may live. Nancy Writebol, an American missionary who survived Ebola, said she hoped a silver lining in her brush with…
  • Some info on API technical writing

    Keith
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Documenting APIs (application programming interfaces) is one of the most difficult tasks for technical writers. But if you have the talent and some programming knowledge, it can be rewarding, both intellectually and financially. Writers who can document code are in high demand and are paid at the high end of the scale. Sarah Maddox recently gave a talk about documenting APIs to the STC Silicon Valley chapter. She’s posted a lot the material from that talk online along with links to resources on the subject. Yesterday I was privileged and delighted to speak at a meeting of the STC…
  • Franklin Expedition ship finally found

    Keith
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The big news today wasn’t from Cupertino. It was from much farther north. Much farther. One of the ships from the lost Franklin Expedition has been found. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. While admittedly, Harper is a history buff and is known to have a particular soft spot for the Franklin Expedition, the news was big enough to warrant his attention. After all, people have been looking for those ships ever since they went missing more than 170 years ago. At this point, the searchers aren’t sure if they’ve found HMS Erebus or HMS Terror. But sonar…
  • 11 CSS Learning Tools and Resources

    Keith
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are one of the web’s most useful technologies. I have a nodding familiarity with CSS – I’ve been using them since 1997 or thereabouts, but the standards keep evolving. So I was glad to see this article from SitePoint.com that lists 11 tools and resources for learning CSS. I doubt that I’ll ever use CSS 3d tansforms, but it is nice to know they’re available. For my purposes (tweaking the look and feel of my online help and documentation) the Code Guide by @mdo is probably the most useful.
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  • 2014 Student memberships are only $52.50!

    greer
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    That's right, help your friends take advantage of all of the benefits STC has to offer for the fall semester for less than the cost of a text book. Student members receive Membership in one student and one professional chapter Discounts on STC education offerings and our annual Summit Access to over 140 free, on-demand webinars 14-day advance access to the newest employment opportunities available in the STC Job Bank A copy of STC's Salary Database, containing the most up-to-date information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on what technical communicators are earning Online…
  • Conference Proposal Deadline Extended to 19 September 2014

    Cynthia Lockley
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    STC invites you to contribute your ideas, studies, experience, and expertise at the 2015 Technical Communication Summit, the 62nd Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication. The Summit is being held 21-24 June 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The Summit fosters industry-leading technical communication by stimulating information exchange, cultivating research, and serving as the primary source of education for professional technical communicators. Program sessions should represent the latest business trends, communication techniques, technologies, approaches, and solutions.
  • The Elephant in the Room

    kmardahl
    19 May 2014 | 12:21 pm
    [Editor's note: Republished with kind permission from the original posting in the April 2014 issue of Memo to Members, the newsletter of the Orlando-Central Florida STC chapter. For more information about Parkinson's, see our list of resources at Parkinson's Disease.] Mike Murray By Mike Murray, Former 3-Year President of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of Distinction and STC Associate Fellow Being a 30-year member of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of STC, I have grown to love the organization and hate missing meetings. Recently, however, I missed the better part…
  • Upcoming Conferences Related to Disabilities

    Cynthia Lockley
    27 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    On this page: Scheduled Conferences Conference Resources Scheduled Conferences Multiple dates, 2014-2015 Abilities Expo Location: New York Metro May 2-4, 2014; Chicago June 27-29, 2014; Houston July 25-27, 2014; Boston September 5-7, 2014; Bay Area November 21-23, 2014; Los Angeles March 6-8, 2015; Atlanta To Be Decided Multiple dates, 2014 Gordon Research Conferences Location: various locations (304 total biological, chemical, and physical scientific meetings) April 9, 2014 4th National Conference on Employment and Education Law Impacting Persons with Disabilities Location: Los Angeles,…
 
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  • A Tisket A-Tasket: Task Topics in DITA

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    This article offers the reader a basic understanding of what a task topic is along with a few tips on how to write an effective task topic. Task topics are one of three topic types in DITA. Logan, Lisa
  • The True Cost Of Printing In Comic Sans Is As Horrifying As You'd Imagine

    5 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    We know that you know better than to use Comic Sans in settings outside of a lemonade stand. But did you know it also uses more ink than respectable typefaces? The result of Pixartprinting's efforts is a lesson in mindful use of our planet's resources -- as well as an argument against Comic Sans. Take a look to see how the little printing choices we make can add up in a big way. Boboltz, Sara
  • Inspiration for Item Transitions

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Some inspiration and ideas for item transitions considering different scenarios and use cases, including a small component, a full-width image header and a product image with a transparent background. State transitions are done using CSS Animations. Lou, Mary
  • Tilted Content Slideshow

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The FWA landing page has a really nice content slider that plays with 3D perspective on screenshots and animates them in an interesting way. Today we’d like to recreate part of that effect and make a simple content slideshow with some fancy 3D animations. The slideshow won’t be the same as the one on the FWA page: the items won’t be “floating” or moving on hover and we’ll only have a simple navigation. Lou, Mary
  • Page Preloading Effect

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    A tutorial on how to re-create the page preloading effect seen on the website of Fontface Ninja. We are going to use CSS animations, 3D transforms and SVGs. Lou, Mary
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  • Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500

    Kevin Siegel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of appraise and apprise and the confusion of flesh out and flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car appraised before I decide on a selling price. To apprise is to inform (Webster's says "to give notice to") someone or something: The officer apprised the motorist of her rights. To flush out: something that happens in plumbing or with birds who suddenly fly up: The dog flushed the…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Multilevel Lists

    Kevin Siegel
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    by Willam Van Weelden     Multilevel lists are an often overlooked RoboHelp feature... a shame because multilevel lists are very powerful. As the name suggests, Multilevel lists allow you to create complex lists with multiple levels. For example: consider what you would have to do if you need a list that uses upper alphanumeric characters on the first level, lower roman on the second level and bullets on the third level. You can achieve the numbering scheme shown above by using a standard numbered list, but you would need to assign the correct list styling to every list level. That's…
  • Localization: Training and Development in Italy

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    by Jen Weaver     We love their wine, culture, and food. But what do we know about Italians and their expectations when it comes to training and development? If your answer is "not much," keep reading! Test Your Knowledge of Italian Culture The modern Italian language evolved from what region in Italy? Sardinia Tuscany Rome Who is the head of the Italian government? True or False. The official religion of the Republic of Italy is Roman Catholic. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Italy1: Italians are fans of refined and formal interactions, appreciating a dignified and…
  • PowerPoint: Another Character Challenge Submission

    Kevin Siegel
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    by AJ Walther     A few weeks ago I presented the Character Challenge and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters. Our one brave submission was from Tracey Stokely. But, her creativity got someone else's creative wheels turning. I received one more submission that I'd like to share this week.Thanks Ricardo Llanes for this awesome submission!    And, in case you missed it, here's Tracey Stokely's submission from last week.  *** If you love AJ's articles, you'll love her Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning &…
  • Fundamentals of Designing and Developing Cost-Effective eLearning

    Kevin Siegel
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When: September 22-25Where: McCormick Place, Chicago (Part of the Online Learning Conference Certification program) There are multiple tools available that will let you create compelling eLearning content including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Adobe Presenter. But which tool is the best, most affordable option for your needs?Once you select your eLearning tool, what's next? How do you get started creating your first eLearning content? Once you start, how long is it going to take you to finish? What's the real cost for your effort? Are there…
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  • Maven Build Tool Tips and Tricks

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Maven is an one of the most popular build tools and i have used in most of my projects.It has lots of amazing features and integration support with different plugins. Here we will the collection of useful maven tips which will be useful during developing a  project. 1. How to Configure Proxy Setting for Maven When […]
  • Configure Unit Test Coverage in SonarQube from Maven Project

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    We know SonarQube(previously known as “Sonar”) is excellent tool to manage code quality. If you have maven project let’s see how to configure unit test execution in SonarQube from Maven Project. Previously we used following command now it changed to mvn clean install mvn sonar:sonar to mvn clean org.jacoco:jacoco-maven-plugin:prepare-agent install -Dmaven.test.failure.ignore=true mvn sonar:sonar And add […]
  • Useful Free Software’s for Java Project Development

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Continuation of our previous article Useful tools for Java developers let’s see some more java project development software’s which will save your development time and completing the work before deadline. Also check Best Java Websites Category wise. Jenkins                      Jenkins is a continuous integration tool which helps you to […]
  • Rest Client Chrome Extensions

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Let’s see few rest client chrome extensions while are helpful for your development.  As continuation of Useful and must have Google Chrome extension posts. Postman – Rest Client Postman Rest Client is the most efficient way to test, develop rest implementation.You can easily create simple or complex requests, go back in time and view results in a […]
  • SSL Certificate Configuration in JBoss Application

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Here we will see How to configure SSL Certificate in JBoss Application server. You can use valid verisign ssl certificate or you can also use self signed certificate which is created by you.To enable in SSL in JBoss as usual you have to edit the standalone.xml configuration file to achieve the same. Just follow the below […]
 
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  • Responsive Navigation Menu using Twitter Bootstrap 3.0

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    DEMODOWNLOADIn one of my posts I had explained how to code a responsive navigation menu that changes its display according to device screen size using Twitter Bootstrap. I used Bootstrap version 2.0. In the subsequent version releases of Bootstrap, there are few changes made in the navbar css classes and my previous post on the same topic does not work if you had migrated or working with version 3 plus of Bootstrap.This tutorial explains how to create responsive navigation menu Twitter Bootstrap 3.2.01. Download Bootstrap 3.2.0 from here. Download latest version of jquery from…
  • 5 Best Contact Form Tutorials

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    Every website, be it a corporate website, an ecommerce website, a forum or a blog, contact forms are very important as these are the only means of making people interact with them. There are certain things to consider while designing such contact forms. Making a contact form creative, innovative and productive is not very easy as it seems to be and hence I bring to you these 5 tutorials on how to effectively design a contact form.1. Designing a Better Contact PageThis article explains the importance, placement, essentials, seo and much more about Contact Page and forms. It covers almost all…
  • Responsive Full Width Modal Popup Layout using Twitter Bootstrap

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    In this article, let us explore how to make responsive full width modal popup using twitter bootstrap. This is one of the latest trend in web design which I came across several times and I found it very attractive. You can see a good example of this here and this is done using plain css3 media queries, transitions and html5. So I am going to explain how this can be achieved easily using Twitter bootstrap modal popups. In case, you want to quickly bring up your portfolio website or if you are already using Twitter bootstrap in your website, then this tutorial will be of much help to…
  • CRUD using Spring Data Rest and AngularJS using Spring Boot

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    In my previous article, I explained how to make crud operations using plain spring restful web services and angularjs with a sample task manager application. That was very simple, yet it had several shortcomings that needed a fix in order to move towards reducing most of the boilerplate code, adhering to the latest methodologies suggested by Spring Framework and to follow better code practices. It is better late than never. Having mentioned that, the previous implementation will still work and to start with as a beginner, it is a good choice to have a read through it.My sincere thanks to Greg…
  • Resources that Inspire to learn AngularJS

    13 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    I had written a series of tutorials on AngularJS and before I started to learn I needed a bit of inspiration that would push me to spend some time on learning it. There are a lot of tutorials, write ups and interesting articles around the web on AngularJS. Some of them which I came across, really inspired me to go for it and hence I am writing an article here to share the same believing it will inspire or be useful for my readers as well.1. Why use AngularJS instead of jQuery? (StackOverflow)Initially, being used to jQuery, my mind was refusing to learn any other javascript library that…
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  • Write for the world

    Ann Wylie
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How to reach readers in the face of global illiteracyHow can you write for adults who can barely read? That’s what two Chicago academics — William S. Gray and Bernice Leary — set out to learn in 1935.Breaking bad In a world where many adults can barely read, how can we reach readers with words?To discover what makes prose readable for adults with low literacy rates, the University of Chicago’s Gray and St. Xavier College’s Leary studied 48 passages of about 100 words each, taken from books, magazines and newspapers most widely read by adults.To establish the difficulty…
  • World of words

    Ann Wylie
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Only 7 countries studied achieve basic literacy ratesOn average, adults tested in the latest worldwide literacy study can read a few paragraphs and locate a single piece of information in them. But they struggle to find information that requires drawing even low-level conclusions from what they’ve read.Laugh, and the world laughs with you Read, and you read alone, suggests the latest global assessment of adult literacy. Image by Casey FleserOr so says the 2013 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC.About the studyPIAAC is a large, every-10-years study…
  • Numbers count

    Ann Wylie
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Numerals in headlines quantify value, draw readersNext time you hit the Safeway, take a look at the magazines displayed at the checkout counter. Chances are, you’ll find that they’re packed with numerals.By the numbers Headlines with numerals perform better in email, social media, magazines and on the Web. Photo by Clyde RobinsonThere’s a good reason for that: Headlines with numerals, like Top 10, promise quantifiable value. And that draws readers.“Numbers sell,” writes Richard Riccelli, president of Post Rd, Inc.If you’re writing a tipsheet or service…
  • Put the reader first

    Ann Wylie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Fill in the blanks to a great benefits leadWant to write a release that grabs reader attention?Lead with the reader The best way to reach readers? Write about readers. Photo by PhotonquantiqueLead with the reader.Want to write a release that grabs reader attention? Lead with the readerClick To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleHere’s how to do it, modeling the lead from a Silver Anvil Award-winning release by the California Milk Advisory Board:“Dairy farmers throughout California — the nation’s No. 1 milk-producing state — will have an opportunity to learn the basics of cheese…
  • Think like the audience

    Ann Wylie
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do top organizations communicate?Seventy-one percent of high-performing organizations focus their messaging on audience’s point of view. Just 45% of average organizations do.Why did the communicator cross the road? To get to the reader’s side.Or so says Stephen Welch, president of IABC UK and an independent consultant.Welch worked with Michael Ambjorn, director-at-large at NearDesk, to develop a benchmarking database that correlates communication practices with organizational performance. They looked at 81 organizations with some 390,000 employees across 10…
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  • Play Boom Beach Game for PC – Free Download

    Happy Raj
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Boom Beach is a conflict plot game. The Game is exclusively available only for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) plus it’s available for free. The Boom Beach has been rated numero uno amongst the combat strategy games and you won’t doubt this title once you start playing it. Boom Beach Game Download – TechPanorma The game revolves around a larger-than-life battle between the user and the demonic Black Guard. The player’s main aim is to fight for the beach heads and free the ones who are captured by the Black Guard. The player needs to fight and take his entire force to…
  • Farm Heroes Saga Game Cheats & Hack : Strategy Guide

    Happy Raj
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    A classic match-three game – Farm heros saga, tasks you to collect the right crops and materials for your farm. Also collect animals, pick flowers, hatch chickens, and even go head to head with Rancid the Raccoon, along the way. Switch and match the collectable crops in this fantastic adventure. Farm Heroes Saga Cheats Hack – TechPanorma.com Join forces with the Farm Heroes to stop Rancid the Raccoon from spoiling the precious farm lands. Whether you’re new to Farm Heroes Saga or are just looking for ways to hone your gaming skills, we’ve got the tips and tricks you…
  • Angry Birds Epic for PC – (Windows7/8/Mac) – Free Download

    Happy Raj
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    Angry Birds Epic features heroic characters, epic weapons and epic upgrades set in a fantasy world, The role playing game lets players choose and build their own warrior to fight the battles. Rovio’s latest attempt to keep the Angry birds franchise afresh in our minds, is here. Angry Birds Epic has all the characters we had expected from this series. And we must say the attempt is GREAT. Angry Birds Epic download, Angry Birds Epic game online play. Angry Birds Epic for pc – TechPanorma.com Angry Birds epic is the latest from Rovio which is the mastermind of modern smartphone gaming.
  • [Bug Fixes] Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia T2 Ultra Updated to Android 4.4 KitKat

    Happy Raj
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Unexpectedly Sony has surprised us by rolling Android 4.4.2 update for Xperia Z1 Compact today in form of exclusive 14.4.A.0.108 firmware. Users of Sony’s flagship smartphones, including Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia Z1 can now avail the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Android 4.4.2 Xperia Z1 Comapct 14.4.A.0.108 firmware update is confirmed in regions Russia, Indonesia, Italy and still seeding to other parts of the world.  According to information on Sony’s Mobile Support pages, the latest firmware from Google offers many special features,…
  • Flipagram App Download for PC – Windows 7/8/Mac – Installation Guide

    Tusshar Rajput
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    The Flipagram app lets you create short moments in the form of a video by using the photos from different social media sources. The Flipagram app for Android OS and iOS is made available for free to the users. A School Project? An Office Presentation? Don’t worry, with Flipagram making a video out of your photographs is just a 5 minute task. Read: Download Photo Grid App for PC Windows 7/8 or Mac Creating a video of your images is the best thing to save your memories in motion but it’s not as easy as it looks, one faces a lot of problems while doing it on a computer. But Flipagram, has…
 
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  • YouTube Videos Will Soon Be Available Offline In India

    codeadmin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Google has just launched Android One in India, which is a program designed to bring smartphones to the remaining five billion people that don’t have one yet. Google used this opportunity to announce another new thing for users in India, the ability to view most YouTube videos offline. This feature will be rolled out in […] The post YouTube Videos Will Soon Be Available Offline In India appeared first on CodenRead.
  • Connect to the Internet via SMS, No data or wifi required

    codeadmin
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
      In regions without mobile broadband, or where it’s still too expensive to have a data plan, other ways to connect to the web are always welcome. Say hello to Cosmos Browser, which provides web access using SMS so that you can view web pages without using Wi-Fi or even a lowly 2G network. Using […] The post Connect to the Internet via SMS, No data or wifi required appeared first on CodenRead.
  • 32 GB version of Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available starting January 10

    codeadmin
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    As announced by WPcentral 32 GB Nokia Lumia has to be released on the 10th of January.  Nokia 1520 is the company’s most expensive mobile tablet,16GB variant is available in stores, but if you been waiting for it’s 32 GB version of the windows phone, as we learnt it’ll be available starting January 10. The […] The post 32 GB version of Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available starting January 10 appeared first on CodenRead.
  • 5 million Gmail passwords published, but don’t panic

    codeadmin
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    You might need to change your email password in the very near future. A member at a Russian Bitcoin forum has posted almost 5 million Gmail passwords, around 60 percent of which are reportedly still working. It’s not clear how the poster managed to scoop up all this account info, but Google tells Cnews that it […] The post 5 million Gmail passwords published, but don’t panic appeared first on CodenRead.
  • WhatsApp may soon get free voice calling

    codeadmin
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
      With the latest update of whatsapp now you can also have free calling. Yes its true that now you can call free to your friends with the latest version of whatsapp v 4.5.5. Whatsapp an android application which is famous for its instant chat service now has become the top most rated app in […] The post WhatsApp may soon get free voice calling appeared first on CodenRead.
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  • Google Android One Review 2014

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Android one specially known for one for all systems.  Just some days before Google launches their OS system Android One. It’s currently running on latest android OS Kitkat 4.4 and it will get updated automatically once new android version launch. Apps Features: With android one you can use best of google features. New Maps have the feature of storing maps for offline. You can use this map again without data. It has better and improved Google Now, which gives you updates on everything you need from the weather to cricket scores. Special Offers: Android one tie-ups with Data cellular…
  • Apple’s New iPhone launch – live coverage

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Today is the day, Apple’s most awaited new iPhone launch. Only some hours are remaining, But the new thing is today Apple not doing any press release, but they are going to do live streaming on their website (Live Stream). You can see the live video of their launch and whole lot more things is coming to your ways. Today we apple is going to be launching two new versions of iPhone with new gadgets called iWatch. The new iPhone will have 4.7 and 5.5 inch display screen. The new edition of smartwatch and the bigger screen is not new for all users. This feature was already available with all…
  • How to use “ Restrict “ facility on Facebook

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    How to use “ Restrict “ facility on Facebook We meet people daily basis, we talk to them daily and one day we get a Facebook friend request from them and unfortunately we have to add them as a friend. Yes, we can avoid such friend request by not accepting and keeping their request as pending.  Sometime we accept such friend request and then we can not unfriend one of them because for particular person we meet him daily in our life, we meet them in College, office, society. Such people we can not unfriend but yes, we can restrict them. How to use “ Restrict “ facility on Facebook 1.
  • Two year old singing-Don’t Let Me Down

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Don’t know where this clip came from but the little boy is ADORABLE and THE DAD SHOULD RECORD AN ALBUM….HE IS AWESOME!!! Sure wish I knew who he was. I would definitely buy his music!!! .This how you spend quality time with your child and make Him feel special. This is also building memories, he will never forget! Enjoy the Video Two year old singing-Don’t Let Me Down. The post Two year old singing-Don’t Let Me Down appeared first on iTechnfun.
  • Once again Low price smartphone by Xiaomi Redmi 1S

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Price : Xiaomi want to make an entry in low price segments smartphone. Once again Low price smartphone by Xiaomi – Redmi 1S. Redmi 1S comes with a price tag 5999 Rs. Its a value for money smartphone if you compare with other brands in low price segment smartphone. Software : Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with Android version 4.3 Jelly bean and its own Xiaomi MIUI software.MIUI gives you more eye catching moments when you use this phone. It has pre-installed software like Flipkart and music players and etc. MIUI gives you great and colorful experience. Camera : Xiaomi Redmi 1S has a primary…
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