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  • Writing & Grammar: More Grammar Pet Peeves

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    IconLogic
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    by Jennie Ruby Thank you to all those who sent in grammar pet peeves! I'll talk about them here over the next few weeks.   First, Ann Ray brings us premise versus premises.   A premise is a basis for an argument: I see his point, but I have to question his premise that municipalities should do all trash collection for free. In the plural form, premises can mean multiple bases for an argument, or premises can mean a building and its grounds. This latter use comes from legal documents in which the location is identified in the "preliminary and explanatory" section of a deed or…
  • The most popular type of APIs that technical writers (in my survey) document

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    Tom Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    I recently surveyed technical writers to ask a variety of questions about API documentation. Rather than present a summary of the survey all at once, I am presenting the results of each question on a post-by-post basis, so that I can properly analyze and interpret the results of each question. Overall about 32 people participated Continue Reading »
  • Overpackaging

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    Rhonda
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I got a parcel from Amazon the other day. It was a small packet of dye remover, about the size of the palm of my hand and it could’ve fitted inside a standard envelope. The packet had its own packaging and the contents weren’t fragile. So why did Amazon choose to mail it in a small box, surrounded by ‘air bag’ protectors? All that does is add to the volume and space taken up in cargo freight aircraft holds, add to postage/shipping costs (on Amazon’s behalf — I had free postage on this item), and potentially add to landfill if the cardboard box and plastic…
  • Best fonts for technical writers

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    Rahul Karn
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:13 pm
    So, as a Technnical writer, it just makes sense to make sure the font you or your clients use is one that doesn't hinder sales in any way.To help you, I did some research into the best fonts to use for print, online, and email. Let’s start with:The difference between 'serif' and 'sans serif' fontsSerif fonts have little feet and embellishments on the tip and base of each letter, making them more distinct and recognizable. Popular serif fonts are Times New Roman, Palatino, Georgia, Courier, Bookman and Garamond.Nearly all books, newspapers, and magazines use a serif font. It's popularly…
  • How to load your iPhone faster

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    Sai Kiran
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    Sure at some point your beloved iPhone has without battery and load it quickly but have you perished like an eternity the time it takes to load. For those times we bring you some small tips that you should keep in mind to charge your iPhone as quickly as possible. Turn your iPhone : The evidence suggests that the fastest way to charge your iPhone is off. However, if you do not want to turn it off at least put it in airplane mode, so your device will stop wasting energy on mobile and WiFi network, speeding up the loading process. And finally, try not to wake the screen or use your iPhone while…
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  • Workshop on API technical writing

    Sarah Maddox
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I’m excited and delighted to announce that I’ll be presenting a one-day workshop on API technical writing, in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Chapter of the STC (Society for Technical Communication).  The workshop will be a practical course on API technical writing, consisting of lectures interspersed with hands-on sessions where you’ll apply what you’ve learned. The focus will be on APIs themselves as well as on documentation, since technical writers need to be able to understand and use a product before we can document it. Date: Friday, January 23rd, 2015…
  • 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…
 
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    The Content Wrangler

  • [Slide Deck] How To Use Neuroscience To Create Memorable Presentations

    Scott Abel
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Did you know that audiences forget 90% of what you present? That is significant. To make matters worse, the 10% people remember differs between members of your audience. So how can you control the 10% they remember? In the past decade, brain imaging technology has dramatically increased our understanding of the brain. We now know more about the way our brains process information and ultimately remember it. Take a peek at this slide deck, part of a presentation by neuroscience maven Dr. Carmen Simon of RexiMedia to discover how you can begin to apply principles from cognitive neuroscience…
  • [Slide Deck] Clear and Simple: Lower Your Content Costs with Global English

    Scott Abel
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Matthew Kaul and Greg Adams of AdamsKaul.com. In this webinar, Matt and Greg explain what Global English is and who it benefits. The duo will also introduce you to some Global English techniques that you can implement immediately. And, they examine several case studies of companies who have implemented Global English—and have experienced dramatic results. Slide deck: Clear and…
  • [Slide Deck] The ROI of Intelligent Content

    Scott Abel
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Mark Lewis, Quark. You CAN prove the savings possible from moving your unstructured content to intelligent content. The benefits are measurable. Intelligent content combined with a content management system can facilitate savings and improvements in content development, translation, regulations, governance, multi-channel publishing, and quality. In this session, Mark Lewis discusses…
  • [Slide Deck] The Future of Technical Communication is Marketing

    Scott Abel
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler. Once a prospect buys a product or service, the content they interact with is no longer familiar. The instructions provided don’t look, feel, or sound anything like the marketing and sales materials that introduced them to your brand. Neither does the service contract, the warranty, the customer support website, the product documentation, nor…
  • [Slide Deck] Fandom Isn’t Random: How To Cultivate A Loyal Customer Base

    Scott Abel
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Andrew Thomas, SDL. Andrew Thomas delivers a fast-paced look at how to leverage content to cultivate a loyal customer base. Andrew is Director of Product Marketing for Content Management Technologies at SDL, focusing on structured content technologies. Andrew has worked with XML for a wide variety of content, from marketing materials, to printed manuals and web applications.
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    I Came, I Saw, I Learned...

  • eLearning: More Reflection

    IconLogic
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about how you can use Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. While most folks were successful in reflecting the mobile device onto the computer, several people reported that none of the actions they took on the mobile device were captured by the eLearning tool. As I mentioned in last week's article,…
  • Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords

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    16 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    by Megan Pitkin     During one of my recent Electronic Medical Records (EMR) classes, a student asked about best practices for creating a password. Many people use the same password for everything (and I mean everything... from accessing Facebook to logging into their online banking account). Believe it or not, passwords are often very easy to guess. In fact, here are the top three most common passwords in use today:Note: The image above features an avatar of Megan. If you'd like to create your own avatar, check out AJ's article. Given the rampant reports…
  • Writing & Grammar: More Grammar Pet Peeves

    IconLogic
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    by Jennie Ruby Thank you to all those who sent in grammar pet peeves! I'll talk about them here over the next few weeks.   First, Ann Ray brings us premise versus premises.   A premise is a basis for an argument: I see his point, but I have to question his premise that municipalities should do all trash collection for free. In the plural form, premises can mean multiple bases for an argument, or premises can mean a building and its grounds. This latter use comes from legal documents in which the location is identified in the "preliminary and explanatory" section of a…
  • Localization: Training & Development in Norway

    IconLogic
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    by Jen Weaver     As we make our way towards Scandinavia, let's explore some common cultural facts about Norwegians and their expectations when it comes to Training & Development.  Test your knowledge of Norwegian Culture True or False? Norway remained neutral during World War II. True or False? Norway is a monarchy. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Norway1: As members of the least punctual culture in northern Europe, Norwegians often run 10 to 15 minutes late for appointments. Be prepared to wait, but always arrive promptly yourself. While…
  • eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

    IconLogic
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    by Kevin Siegel    I was recently contacted by a client who wanted me to create software simulations of mobile apps. At first I thought he wanted me to create software simulations that could be accessed and used by mobile devices. Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. However, the client wasn't looking to create content that would play on mobile devices; he wanted lessons that were captured from a mobile device. Neither Captivate nor…
 
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    I'd Rather Be Writing

  • Getting a job in API documentation: Podcast with Andrew Davis

    Tom Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Getting a job in API documentation can be tricky. What programming skills do you need to know? How in-depth does your technical knowledge need to be? What kind of authoring tools and methods are relevant for jobs in API documentation? In this podcast, I talk with Andrew Davis, a former technical writer who turned to Continue Reading »
  • The most popular type of APIs that technical writers (in my survey) document

    Tom Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    I recently surveyed technical writers to ask a variety of questions about API documentation. Rather than present a summary of the survey all at once, I am presenting the results of each question on a post-by-post basis, so that I can properly analyze and interpret the results of each question. Overall about 32 people participated Continue Reading »
  • I need your responses to my API Documentation Survey

    Tom Johnson
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    I’m trying to gather more information about common practices with API documentation. I created an informal, open survey about API Doc here. It’s an openly editable Google Doc with about 10 questions. You can see others’ responses as you enter your own. If you do any kind of API documentation, I need your participation in the Continue Reading »
  • Authoring tools for startups — Guest post by Vinish Garg

    Tom Johnson
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    The following is a guest post by Vinish Garg, an information architect with a background in technical writing who frequently works with startups.  A discussion on authoring tools invariably leaves the participants with at least one common opinion–they want to see something better in whatever tool they are using. I recall a Wishlist post that Tom wrote Continue Reading »
  • Podcast download stats kind of mind-blowing

    Tom Johnson
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I measure download links for podcasts through Podtrac. I haven’t been doing as many podcasts as I used to do. But I checked my podcast stats the other day and was kind of shocked. Typical download stats for podcasts in the past averaged about 700 downloads per episode. For example, take a look at this Continue Reading »
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    Scriptorium Publishing

  • Localization best practices (premium)

    Bill Swallow
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    Localization—the process of adapting content to a specific locale—is a critical requirement for global companies. It’s often treated as a necessary evil, but this is shortsighted. The quality of localization efforts affects the company’s bottom line. More than ever, products and services … Continue reading → The post Localization best practices (premium) appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy for tech comm and beyond

    Gretyl Kinsey
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Having trouble with your technical content process? Need a strategy that can help you improve and scale? Before you make a change, talk to the other content-producing groups in your company—marketing, training, sales, support—to develop a content strategy that works … Continue reading → The post Content strategy for tech comm and beyond appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy and relocation: the trauma is the same

    Sarah O'Keefe
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    We moved into a new office at the end of October. The new space is bigger and nicer than the old space, but nonetheless, the moving process was painful. As a child, I moved several times and changed schools every … Continue reading → The post Content strategy and relocation: the trauma is the same appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Content strategy: first steps (premium)

    Sarah O'Keefe
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Content: You’re doing it wrong. That’s easy for me to say—we rarely hear from people who are happy with their content. But are you ready for a major transformation effort? Our approach is to assess the overall content lifecycle, meet … Continue reading → The post Content strategy: first steps (premium) appeared first on 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.
 
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  • for Mrs. A

    Mike Frasciello
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    About five miles from here there’s a short trail on the north side of the Erie Canal. The trail runs west from the Caughdenoy Bridge for about 3/4 mile to Lock 23. I fish that side of the canal in spring and summer. There’s an easy put-in for the kayak just below the bridge. In the fall and winter, the trail is a nice place to walk and listen. Last Saturday I was out early – 8:30 or so. The night before brought a heavy cold rain, but the ruts were frozen over with a thin skin of ice. The sun was just peaking over the tree tops on the south bank, casting the scrub line along the north…
  • global continuing ed

    Mike Frasciello
    14 Nov 2012 | 7:07 am
    What are we doing now that can scale up to a global market? Is the Workforce Readiness Certificate something we can market internationally? We partner with a university overseas and place the readiness certificate in front of these students to prepare them to work in the states or for a multi-national in country. It's an additional credential for graduates.How do we put part-time studies in front of a global audience? What does a part-time/CE educational product look like in China? Are we only thinking about full-time students studying at a distance? In that case, we should be looking at…
  • driving innovation

    Mike Frasciello
    9 Nov 2012 | 8:11 am
    Northeastern is doing it right. More precisely, they are kicking the heads in of every mid-tier private on the east coast that's still dragging their feet when it comes to online UG programming. They went from 98 to the top 50 in nine years. If that's not getting the attention of executive leadership, then we're really in sorry shape at the top.For UC, we need to think about our work within the confines of the University as activity in various zones of invention (new credentials, non-degree opportunities, etc.). We have the ability to work at the margins, and yet we're still hampered by…
  • assessment-based degrees

    Mike Frasciello
    8 Nov 2012 | 8:39 am
    Sixty-five to 85% of the jobs in the next 10 years are going to require knowledge/skills that are not currently attainable at the traditional 4-year college/university. Ninety-three million people in the workforce do not currently have a degree of any kind. We're no longer exporting jobs overseas, we're importing skilled, knowledgeable, and educated workers.Employer acceptance of online education is rising exponentially as more executive- a C-level types are, themselves, past or current online students. Seventy-five percent of surveyed employers now have an acceptable opinion of online…
  • mookie

    Mike Frasciello
    7 Nov 2012 | 7:37 am
    In regard to MOOCs at SU... we should not expect to scale the same way courses are scaling with Coursera, Udacity, EdEx. We've already presented this. IST or whoever is the first to launch needs to think modestly in the spirit of the MOOC as part of a broader experiment. Think about expanding a 50 seat course to 350 seats. That would be success. This eliminates the need to locate the super star faculty (which we don't really have) or the hot topic course (which we don't really have).The most important thing moving forward is access to the instructional design models and resources necessary to…
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  • Overpackaging

    Rhonda
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I got a parcel from Amazon the other day. It was a small packet of dye remover, about the size of the palm of my hand and it could’ve fitted inside a standard envelope. The packet had its own packaging and the contents weren’t fragile. So why did Amazon choose to mail it in a small box, surrounded by ‘air bag’ protectors? All that does is add to the volume and space taken up in cargo freight aircraft holds, add to postage/shipping costs (on Amazon’s behalf — I had free postage on this item), and potentially add to landfill if the cardboard box and plastic…
  • Dealing with food allergies and sensitivities

    Rhonda
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It must be hard for restaurants to deal with various food allergies, sensitivities, and preferences. Some add ‘GF’ for gluten-free or ‘V’ for vegetarian to their menu listings to indicate the items that suit those categories, but what about the rest? One Chinese restaurant I ate at in Utah tackled it this way — they had an entire submenu for many of the main food allergies/sensitivities/preferences. I thought it was a good way to tackle the issue — it had to be easier than someone with one of those intolerances trying to scan every menu item looking for a…
  • Codeshare check in at airports

    Rhonda
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I had two quite different experiences with codeshare flights on my recent trip to NZ and the US. First experience My flight from Sydney to Christchurch was listed on the ticket as a Qantas 4-digit flight number, but ‘operated by Emirates’ (I booked the ticket direct through Qantas, so I don’t know why the standard Qantas flight number wasn’t used and why they put me via Emirates). I arrived at Sydney International Airport in plenty of time (just as well). Because I’m a particular status of frequent flyer, I was able to use a premium check in counter, which…
  • 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…
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    Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

  • Making sense of #VATMoss

    Ellis Pratt
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    The #VATMoss and #VATMess hashtags have been trending on Twitter for most of December. The hashtags relate to changes to VAT that are coming into effect on 1st January 2015. These changes may affect... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • The four words that account for 19 minutes of a typical Technical Communicator’s day

    Ellis Pratt
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Peter Norvig has some interesting statistics on word frequency in the English language. It turns out that four words – the, of, and, to – account for 16.94% of the words we write. In... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • The need for empathy in technical communication

    Ellis Pratt
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    One of the subjects Doug Kim covered in his TCUK14 presentation, on the changes to Microsoft’s user documentation, was how Microsoft now normally begins its Help topics with an empathetic... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Not so cool tools for Technical Authors – speech recognition software

    Ellis Pratt
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    Our method for creating online courses involves making an audio recording of the presenter, transcribing it, editing the script and then recording the final, video presentation. We’ve tried... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • 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]]
 
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  • Creating a rate card

    Scott Nesbitt
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    (Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here) If you’re a freelance technical writer, chances are you 1) have prospective clients asking you how much you charge, and 2) do more than just write user documentation. You might also, for example, do copywriting, API documentation, editing and proofreading, content consulting, and more. You might have committed your rates to memory, but if you offer more than a couple of services that might not be a good idea. Many potential clients (and returning ones) want something tangible (or, at least, digital), to which…
  • 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…
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    Core Dump 2.0

  • National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

    Keith
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    National Geographic has always had a reputation for great photography – its staff photographers are among the world’s best. So it should be no surprise that it numbers many talented photographers among its readers, as the results from its 2014  Photo Contest show. There are three categories: people, places, and nature. It’s definitely worth the time to browse through all of it.
  • Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

    Keith
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    I have friends and relatives who are convinced that the 9/11 attack was the result of a US government conspiracy – something that I think is patently absurd. We avoid discussing the topic because there’s no point in trying to convince someone who’s view of reality is so different. This Scientific American article looks at research into some of the reasons people believe in conspiracy theories. President Barack Obama has been a busy man while in office: he concocted a fake birth certificate to hide his true identity as a foreigner, created “death panels” to determine who…
  • How Chris Hadfield got those incredible pictures

    Keith
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    During the six months he was in orbit on the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield took thousands of pictures of the Earth. I followed him on Twitter and was blown away by many of his shots, which were both technically accomplished and beautiful. Many of his best pictures are collected in a book, You Are Here. a  copy of which I was lucky enough to get signed by him a couple of weeks ago. In the video linked in this post, he explains how he and the other astronauts are able to shoot long exposures hand held with long zoom lenses – not something you can do on Earth but which…
  • The coming extinction of salt-water fish

    Keith
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    This is not good news for the human race. According to a recent study, salt-water fish could be extinct by 2048. Aside from the obvious effect that loss of ocean fishing would likely cause many people to starve, the effect on the ecology of the oceans would be horrible, possibly leading to the extinction of most oceanic life. The apocalypse has a new date: 2048. That’s when the world’s oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.
  • The Earth from space 2014

    Keith
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Digital Globe has launched several earth observation satellites, one with a resolution of 30 cm. (about a foot for you Americans). They’ve collected some of the most interesting and striking images taken from the last year into this 25 image gallery. Each image has a brief explanation of its significance. If you like, you can vote on your five favourite images. From a purely artistic point of view, this one of the Glastonbury Festival is my favourite.
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    EServer TC Library: Recent Additions

  • A Dummy Guide to Creating and Giving a PechaKucha Presentation

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    You may have heard of the term “PechaKucha” and you are interested to learn more about the concept and how others have done it. Or, you might simply be required to do it in one of your classes or work meetings and you just want to get some tips. You’re in for a treat. In this blog entry, I intend to share with you my experience with PechaKucha presentations and some tips for planning and making one. I am also going to share with you an example of my own presentation. Tham, Jason
  • How IBM Brings Ideas Forward From Its Teams

    7 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    When you walk into a meeting, there’s always someone who thinks he or she is the smartest person in the room. No matter what the mix, there’s always someone who dominates the discussion, and others who defer to that person out of frustration — or worse, complacency. But getting the best work out of a team isn’t about silencing the loudest person. It’s about getting everyone involved to explore every angle, bring all ideas to the surface and collaborate on a path forward. Gilbert, Phil
  • How to KJ: Setting Priorities Quickly

    7 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    KJ is a collaborative activity for setting priorities. The whole activity centers around answering one question, called the focus question. Chisnell, Dana E.
  • History of DITA

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The history of DITA is the history of its many powerful characteristics - modularity, structured writing, information typing, separation of content from presentation, single-sourcing, minimalism, topic-based, task-orientation, content reuse, conditional processing, localization-friendly, multi-channel, component publishing, usability, consistency, object-orientation, inheritance, specialization, simplified XML. Johnson, Tom H.
  • From DITA to VITA: Tracing Origins and Projecting the Future

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    DITA can be traced from the following previous approaches and philosophies: Quick Reader Comprehension (QRC), Sequential Thematic Organization of Publications (STOP), Information Mapping, Minimalism, SGML, Docbook, and other innovations. Tracing this evolution is fascinating. I’ve tried to read through some of the sources mentioned inasmuch as I could find them online. I’ll try to retell the history with my own commentary along the way. At the end, I’ll explain my own method for help authoring. Johnson, Tom H.
 
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  • Difference Between Run and Execute in Technical Documents

    Ivan Walsh
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Technical writing is about getting the small details right. The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the “difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain So, when writing a user guide, should you say, Run or Execute? From one angle, it doesn’t seem to matter. Everyone knows what you mean, right? Well, maybe. What’s important are: Readership – who is reading the document? Context – where are you using the verb or phrase? Consistency – are you using the phrase or verbs consistently in other documents? Run and Execute are…
  • Documentation Plans: How to estimate efforts and man days

    Ivan Walsh
    9 Jan 2014 | 4:08 am
    One of the difficulties when creating documentation plans is determining the correct figures for the amount of work involved. For example, if you’re creating a user guide for an application you know quite well, then it’s easy to estimate the amount of work involved. And if you’re doing the writing, then you can also gauge how fast you can write the documents. But what happens when don’t know the specs, haven’t seen the software, and won’t be writing the documents? Here are some things to consider: Requirements – have these been signed off yet? If not, flag that your…
  • 5 Ways To Differentiate Yourself as a Technical Writer

    Ivan Walsh
    25 Dec 2013 | 2:59 am
    Tom Peters says, “the value of services will continue to fall” and that the only way to survive is to differentiate yourself from the competition. Is this true? How do you as a technical writer make yourself stand out from the crowd? If you don’t, what impact could this have on your career? How to Differentiate Yourself as a Technical Writer Here are five suggestions to do this: Video Blogging – use your Camtasia skills to create videos that show how products work. Cisco is doing a great job in this area. They gave flip cameras to the IT people and encouraged them to make…
  • Who Makes More Money? Technical Writers with Language or IT Skills?

    Ivan Walsh
    20 Dec 2013 | 12:54 pm
    Kai raised an interesting point about which skill (writing/technical) takes longer to master. Knowing how to structure and present information to users? Or knowing how to use a product or application? That got me thinking. If you want to make money as a technical writer, which area should you focus on? Sharpen your writing skills or deepen your technical knowledge, for example, learning how to document an API? Which Technical Writers Makes The Most Money I think there is more money if you have deep technical knowledge rather than strong writing skills. Kai’s point is, “…it’s…
  • Stephen King Can Make You A Better (Technical) Writer

    Ivan Walsh
    4 Dec 2013 | 11:56 pm
    Scott, over on Words on a Page, says, “If you want to improve as a writer, you not only need to write. You need to read. Writing and reading are two sides of the same coin. You need to do both to achieve your potential.” I head downtown most weekends and buy 2 or 3 books, mostly business, history and some fiction. Every so often I run out of options (we’re in Beijing) and get something I usually wouldn’t buy, for example, Iain M Banks. Reading outside my comfort zone stretches me. I encounter writing styles, opinions, and  information that I usually side-step. Scott adds that by…
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  • eLearning: More Reflection

    IconLogic
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Last week I wrote about how you can use Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. While most folks were successful in reflecting the mobile device onto the computer, several people reported that none of the actions they took on the mobile device were captured by the eLearning tool. As I mentioned in last week's article, the reflection of the mobile…
  • Technical Communication: Don't Wordpass on Passwords

    IconLogic
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    by Megan Pitkin     During one of my recent Electronic Medical Records (EMR) classes, a student asked about best practices for creating a password. Many people use the same password for everything (and I mean everything... from accessing Facebook to logging into their online banking account). Believe it or not, passwords are often very easy to guess. In fact, here are the top three most common passwords in use today:Note: The image above features an avatar of Megan. If you'd like to create your own avatar, check out AJ's article. Given the rampant reports about hacked accounts…
  • Writing & Grammar: More Grammar Pet Peeves

    IconLogic
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    by Jennie Ruby Thank you to all those who sent in grammar pet peeves! I'll talk about them here over the next few weeks.   First, Ann Ray brings us premise versus premises.   A premise is a basis for an argument: I see his point, but I have to question his premise that municipalities should do all trash collection for free. In the plural form, premises can mean multiple bases for an argument, or premises can mean a building and its grounds. This latter use comes from legal documents in which the location is identified in the "preliminary and explanatory" section of a deed or…
  • Localization: Training & Development in Norway

    IconLogic
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    by Jen Weaver     As we make our way towards Scandinavia, let's explore some common cultural facts about Norwegians and their expectations when it comes to Training & Development.  Test your knowledge of Norwegian Culture True or False? Norway remained neutral during World War II. True or False? Norway is a monarchy. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Norway1: As members of the least punctual culture in northern Europe, Norwegians often run 10 to 15 minutes late for appointments. Be prepared to wait, but always arrive promptly yourself. While it's common for…
  • eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

    IconLogic
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    by Kevin Siegel    I was recently contacted by a client who wanted me to create software simulations of mobile apps. At first I thought he wanted me to create software simulations that could be accessed and used by mobile devices. Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. However, the client wasn't looking to create content that would play on mobile devices; he wanted lessons that were captured from a mobile device. Neither Captivate nor Storyline are available for…
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  • Best fonts for technical writers

    Rahul Karn
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:13 pm
    So, as a Technnical writer, it just makes sense to make sure the font you or your clients use is one that doesn't hinder sales in any way.To help you, I did some research into the best fonts to use for print, online, and email. Let’s start with:The difference between 'serif' and 'sans serif' fontsSerif fonts have little feet and embellishments on the tip and base of each letter, making them more distinct and recognizable. Popular serif fonts are Times New Roman, Palatino, Georgia, Courier, Bookman and Garamond.Nearly all books, newspapers, and magazines use a serif font. It's popularly…
  • 2014 Salary Survey of Indian Technical writer

    Rahul Karn
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    Technical writer salary in 2014STC India chapter recently released their salary survey results for 2014 in 16th STC annual conference at Bangalore which provides an insight about the technical writers salaries in India and also about the technical writing industry growth in Indai. This valuable and benchmark is result of  Paresh Naik. Kudos to Paresh’s indeed a great job in publishing this salary survey!So what do you think about your salary!!! Have a look before you change in 2015 so that you can make maximum from the new market recovered from recession.For me good news is my area…
  • Best learning resources for RoboHelp

    Rahul Karn
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Learn Robohelp by yourselfRobohelp is a very user friendly tool to author and publish in multiple channels.It is really evolving with every new release. The time this blog was written Rh11 was the latest in the market.I find some useful resource while learning Rh.  Shearing it with you.Hope it will make your learning easy.http://www.grainge.org/   (A comprehensive guide on RoboHelp)http://www.robocolumn.com/ (Colum McAndrew blog on Robohelp and Adobe products)http://www.robowizard.com/(Rick Stone's site on Robohelp and Adobe products)http://blogs.adobe.com/rjacquez/ …
  • 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. …
 
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  • Web Design Trends to Follow in 2015

    7 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The end of 2014 is just around the corner, and with the end of every year some designing trends grow while some of them get a tag of being no longer trendier. The year 2014 was gifted with some exciting web designing trends including responsiveness, parallax scrolling, flat designs, single-page websites and more.The web culture is evolving at an astronomical pace. And just like the year 2014, over-zealous designers are ready to present you with some of the latest web designs in the year 2015 that look even more sophisticated and advanced accompanied by some pretty radical changes.  In…
  • 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…
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  • What makes it great?

    Ann Wylie
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    New York Times spider story shows and tellsThe best stories ride up and down the rollercoaster of abstraction, showing for attention, then telling for meaning, then repeating the process again and again.Said the spider to the fly How can you make complex scientific, business or technical stories more interesting and easier to understand? Show as well as tell. Screen shot from The New York Times video.This New York Times piece does exactly that, adding color to a complex scientific piece with:AnalogyWordplayColloquialismsExamplesDescriptionHumorNarrative lineUnexpected Complexity in a…
  • 30-3-30 redux

    Ann Wylie
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What does Clay Schoenfeld’s rule look like today?Back in the mid-20th century, academician and communication theorist Clay Schoenfeld recommended the 30-3-30 rule. That is, you should present your message as if one-third of your audience will give you:Don’t we wish? Most of our Web visitors spend 10 seconds or less on a page.30 minutes. These folks are readers, and don’t we wish there were more of them!3 minutes. They’re not reading the text. Instead, they’re flipping, skimming and scanning for key ideas. To reach them, you need to lift your ideas off the screen…
  • Don’t waste your budget dust

    Ann Wylie
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Invest your year-end money before it gets swept away'Tis the season for many of us to use what remains of our 2014 budget … or lose it altogether. Here are five ways to invest your budget dust this year to improve communications for years to come:Use it or lose it Invest your 2014 budget dust in writing skills.Schedule 2015 writing workshops today. Lock in 2014 prices for 2015 events when you complete booking by Dec. 31. And save 5 percent when you prepay my speaking fee.Learn something new every day with Rev Up Readership Gold memberships for the whole team. Enjoy group discounts…
  • ‘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…
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  • Sony Android Wear Smartwatch 3 Lollipop(5.0.1) Update Rolling

    Happy Raj
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 am
    Android Lollipop 5.0.1 update for Android wear recently rolled out for devices such as LG G Watch, Moto G and Samsung Gear Live. Now the recent addition to this Lollipop update is Sony SmartWatch 3, now this wonderful device can also be updated and you can enjoy Sony SmartWatch 3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. In fact you can also update your Sony SmartWatch 5 SWR50 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Android wear is compatible all the Android 4.3 above functioning device therefore you does not need to be on Android 5.0 to connect your Sony SmartWatch 3. [Update]: Sony SmartWatch 3 Wear Lollipop OTA…
  • Top 10 Unique Tech Christmas Gifts for Men & Women 2014

    Happy Raj
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    Hello readers, Christmas is just round the corner and Santa claus is all set to give out gifts to people all around the world, if you are also planning to be a secret Santa and bestow gifts to your tech savvy friends or relatives then you are just at the right place, as we are going to tell you 10 perfect tech Christmas gifts you can give to your loved ones this year. Best Christmas Gift ideas for Men & Women Lenovo Powerbank 10400mAh- Rs 1979 This is just a perfect Christmas gift for anybody who is using Android phone, this power bank can come very handy when you are away from home and…
  • Facebook Considering Adding Alternatives of “Dislike” Button

    Tusshar Rajput
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    On Thursday, Facebook held the second public Town Hall converges where the users gets a chance to talk to the CEO Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook and its future vision. Here is a quick recap of what was being talked and discussed in the meeting. Mark Zuckerberg is actually considering a ‘dislike’ Button on Facebook. Facebook dislike button The first and the foremost point raised in the meeting was about “dislike” button, it is being assumed that Facebook might implement certain changes in the “Like” option and you never know soon we will also have a “dislike” button on…
  • How to Download Pokémon on iphone without JailBreak

    Happy Raj
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Most of the iPhone users like to play games in their leisure time, According to survey, nearly 50% of total users of iPhone try a new game every month, but there are times when people are unable to play or find the games they love which are available for other OS. Nintendo gameboy advance sp games have been a part of our childhood and it’s always fun to play games like these on our iPhone, but sadly one needs to jailbreaking or install some emulator to use unofficial apps like Pokémon and Mario. People avoid jailbreak as it voids the warranty and may cause security issues, but how about…
  • Download Free WhatsApp for PC (Windows 7/8) without Bluestacks

    Happy Raj
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Hello guys, we are back with yet another interesting topic to write and share information with you, however, this topic is slightly older but nevertheless we have some more interesting information to share with you over this topic. Yes we are talking about Whatsapp for PC download on Windows 7/8 computer. In this article we will guide you on- Introduction to Whatsapp How to download WhatsApp for pc without bluestacks (precisely we will discuss in brief WhatsApp for pc download without bluestacks) Whatsapp download for laptop What are the features of Whatsapp How to install WhatsApp for PC via…
 
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  • How to Find the Best Free E-books Available

    codeadmin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Free e-books are actually something that is gaining popularity on a daily basis, people love reading these things because not only are they jam packed with information, but they’re all around useful. The information one can soak up from one of these things is quite immense, you would be surprised to know that e-books are […] The post How to Find the Best Free E-books Available appeared first on 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.
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  • PK (PeeKay) Movie Review Rating & Collections – Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma

    Bharath Sirikonda
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Director : Rajkumar Hirani Producer : Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Siddharth Roy Kapur Screenplay : Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani Writer : Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi Star Cast : Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt Music Director : Ajay Atul, Shantanu Moitra and Ankit Tiwari Cinematography : C.K.Muraleedharan Editor : Rajkumar Hirani Production Company : Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films and UTV Motion Pictures Distribution Company : UTV Motion Pictures Release Date : 19th December, 2014 Running Time : 153…
  • Lingaa Movie Review Rating and Boxoffice collections – Rajinikanth, Sonakshi,Anushka

    Bharath Sirikonda
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    Director : K.S.Ravikumar Producer : Rockline Venkatesh Writer : K.S.Ravikumar, Pon Kumaran Star Cast : Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Jagapati Babu, Dev Gill, Brahmanandam Music Director : A.R.Rahman Cinematography : R.Rathnavelu Editor : Samjith Mhd Production Company : Rockline Entertainments Distributor : Eros International Release Date : December 12, 2014 Running Time : 2 hour 54 minutes Language : Tamil, Telugu, Hindi Lingaa Movie Review and Rating : Superstar’s Lingaa is the latest movie which is set to hit the screens on 12th December,2014.
  • How to load your iPhone faster

    Sai Kiran
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    Sure at some point your beloved iPhone has without battery and load it quickly but have you perished like an eternity the time it takes to load. For those times we bring you some small tips that you should keep in mind to charge your iPhone as quickly as possible. Turn your iPhone : The evidence suggests that the fastest way to charge your iPhone is off. However, if you do not want to turn it off at least put it in airplane mode, so your device will stop wasting energy on mobile and WiFi network, speeding up the loading process. And finally, try not to wake the screen or use your iPhone while…
  • How to install Android Lollipop on PC

    Praneeth Goud
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Are you eager to try the latest operating system Google? Your phone is not among the agradiados with Android Lollipop ? Then this article is for you, since you can now emulate Android Lollipop on your PC. Thanks to the tutorial I show you then can work on Android Lollipop on a PC emulator thanks to the official Google. We can use all the features of the operating system, unlike other emulators like BlueStack, which only allow us to open applications. If you have already received Lollipop on your terminal, take a look at the problems and solutions of Android 5.0 . How to install Android…
  • GOSF 2014 Amazon Snapdeal Jabong Offers Deals Discount Coupon Codes sales

    Bharath Sirikonda
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Have you ever heard of the most happening GOSF…??? Let me tell you GOSF stands for Great Online Shopping Festival that was started by the searching engine giant Google. During this shopping event which is named as Great Online Shopping Festival, all the online marketing companies provides wide range of products for huge discounts. For the first time this Great Online Shopping Festival was started in US in the year 2005 which later on started in the other countries like Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Columbia, Japan and in many other countries. But in India this GOSF has lately…
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