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  • What actually is modi's Make in india concept

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    Himanshu Singh
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Hello friends,We are in new era & Nobody can question the talent of our people, especially after the successful Mangalyaan mission. Make In India's success relies a lot on the fate of the newer companies and statups. A mission was envisioned by Narendra Modi. I will today show you some best points that will help you understand this mission in easy manner. This initiative is nothing less but a giant leap, the official Facebook page of Make In India has crossed 120K likes and its twitter handle has more than 13K followers, all this, in a day's time. Here's everything about MakeInIndia and…
  • Technophobia, and other reasons consumers won't read the manual

    HelpScribe
    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…
  • A technical writer’s mission statement

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    Sarah Maddox
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I recently saw a thought-provoking article on cognitive overhead. It got me thinking about what we do as technical writers. People learn by attaching a new idea to their existing context. The ability to help them do that is our killer skill. That’s the basis of the tutorials we write, for example: start from a known point and expand the reader’s knowledge. Based on the above premise, here’s an idea for a technical writer’s mission statement: Make complex goals achievable within our customer’s context Originally I’d written “Make complex goals achievable…
  • Writing & Grammar: Speech Errors in Print... Stop the Madness!

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    IconLogic
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    by Jennie Ruby Some errors commonly made in speech seem about to make their way into the world of print. Should we let this happen? Let's look at a few examples. In spoken English people are using conversate as a verb. The correct verb is converse. What has happened is that the noun conversation, which is itself based on the original verb converse, is being reinterpreted as a new verb. The technical term for this unnecessary creation of a verb from a noun when a correct verb already exists is back-formation. The same is true of administrate: the correct verb is administer. Interpretate:…
  • Seattle workshop on API Technical Writing

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    Sarah Maddox
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Will you be in Seattle on Friday, October 23rd? Join me and the Puget Sound Chapter of the STC for a full-day workshop on API technical writing. It’s free, and there’s free food too. Anyone interested in learning about API technical writing is welcome to attend – you don’t need to be a member of the STC. Quick links: Register to attend, and learn more on the STC Puget Sound site. What is API technical writing? API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use APIs to make apps that communicate with other apps and software/hardware components. API technical writers…
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  • Seattle workshop on API Technical Writing

    Sarah Maddox
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Will you be in Seattle on Friday, October 23rd? Join me and the Puget Sound Chapter of the STC for a full-day workshop on API technical writing. It’s free, and there’s free food too. Anyone interested in learning about API technical writing is welcome to attend – you don’t need to be a member of the STC. Quick links: Register to attend, and learn more on the STC Puget Sound site. What is API technical writing? API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use APIs to make apps that communicate with other apps and software/hardware components. API technical writers…
  • Fledgling Android app for Tech Comm on a Map

    Sarah Maddox
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    I’m very excited, because there’s an Android app on its way for Tech Comm on a Map. The Android app uses the same data source as the Tech Comm on a Map website – so you can see the same events on the map in both apps. In addition, you can add events to the map directly from within the Android app, and it does smart marker clustering too. 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 already out there on the Web. See it in action on the Tech Comm on a Map website,…
  • API tech writing workshop comes to New York City

    Sarah Maddox
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    On Monday, September 21st, I’m hosting a full-day workshop in New York City, on API technical writing. It’s free, and you’re invited. There’s free food too! The workshop is happening in collaboration with the New York Metro Chapter of the STC (Society for Technical Communication). Anyone interested in learning about this role is welcome to attend – you don’t need to be a member of the STC. Quick signup link: Register to attend the workshop on the STC New York Metro website. What is API technical writing? API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use…
  • A technical writer’s mission statement

    Sarah Maddox
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I recently saw a thought-provoking article on cognitive overhead. It got me thinking about what we do as technical writers. People learn by attaching a new idea to their existing context. The ability to help them do that is our killer skill. That’s the basis of the tutorials we write, for example: start from a known point and expand the reader’s knowledge. Based on the above premise, here’s an idea for a technical writer’s mission statement: Make complex goals achievable within our customer’s context Originally I’d written “Make complex goals achievable…
  • Inspired by technical communication

    Sarah Maddox
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    What are the most inspiring, exciting areas of technical communication? I think this is a cool topic to explore. I’m hoping we have many different ideas and perspectives. Even better, I’m hoping that each of us thinks the area we’re personally working in is the most inspiring of all! Why am I asking this question right now? Well, I do think it’s a very cool topic that will give us insight into the depth and breadth of our field. Also, I’m thinking of incorporating this topic into an upcoming presentation. If you’d like to add some thoughts via comments on…
 
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  • The Need for Multilingual Search Engine Optimization

    Richard Brooks
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    [Editor’s note: This article is an expansion on Richard’s contribution to the Language of Content Strategy and a precursor to the talk he’ll be doing at the 2015 Information Development World in San Jose.] It’s my view that the web is global and any online strategy requires a language element to some extent. To explain this, let me first address what SEO is, and then we can move on to examining multilingual considerations. What is SEO? SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization. It is the process of optimizing your website to make it appear higher on the results page of…
  • Interview: The Wrangler on International Communication, Nightclub DJs, and Higher Education

    Scott Abel
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    In this 45-minute video interview for connexions magazine, the international professional communication journal, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler waxes poetic on the state of communication today. Highlights include The Wrangler’s view on outdated communication practices, rules, and standards; how working as a nightclub DJ prepared him for his current career as an intelligent content strategist; why breaking down content silos can help help us provide better customer experiences with content; and, what educators should be doing to prepare our students for future careers in today’s…
  • In Music and Content Marketing, It’s All About Creativity: An Interview with Jon Wuebben

    Danielle M. Villegas
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Jon Wuebben Danielle Villegas had an opportunity to talk with Jon Wuebben, the best-selling author of the content marketing book, Content Rich: Writing Your Way to Wealth on the Web, and founder/CEO of Content Launch, a leading content marketing software company. Jon will be speaking at the upcoming Information Development World conference, September 30-October 2, 2015 in San Jose, CA. His talk is titled, “Nurturing with the Right Content to Build Loyalty and… Sales,” and based on the conversation below, it looks like it’ll be a great event! Danielle and Jon talked about the role of…
  • The Importance of The Human Voice in Multilingual Multimedia Content

    Scott Abel
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    In the June issue of Multilingual Magazine I interview Todd Resnick, founder of The Voice Company, a voice over production company that specializes in adapting content to make it more meaningful, appropriate, and effective for a particular culture, locale, or market using the human voice. By combining aspects of content strategy, acting, storytelling, and localization with audio and video production expertise, Resnick’s firm helps movie studios, television networks, video game developers, eLearning companies, and corporate communication departments in nearly every vertical market…
  • The Content Wrangler XML Press Summer Book Sale

    Scott Abel
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Our friends at XML Press have arranged a special book sale, just for you! For the month of July, all books in The Content Wrangler Series of Content Strategy Books are on sale (printed books and ebooks). We also have a bundle with all five books in the series available for one low price (and free shipping in the US). In addition, XML Press is offering discounts on every book in its catalog, including print and ebook editions. Shop today and save! The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Series features publications from content industry experts, including Scott Abel, Rahel Anne Bailie,…
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  • Writing & Grammar: A Peculiar Kind of Parallelism

    IconLogic
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    by Jennie Ruby  I was reading my current favorite author the other day, but something was wrong. The text did not flow as smoothly as usual. I had to read one paragraph three times to figure out who shot whom (yes, my current recreational reading is in the spy/action/detective genre). And then I stumbled over a raggedy sentence that made me stop to look at its grammar.What was wrong with my favorite author! I checked the copyright date, and I found that this was one of his early efforts--and he has certainly improved his writing since then!Here is what I found when I started looking at…
  • Writing & Grammar: Speech Errors in Print... Stop the Madness!

    IconLogic
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    by Jennie Ruby Some errors commonly made in speech seem about to make their way into the world of print. Should we let this happen? Let's look at a few examples. In spoken English people are using conversate as a verb. The correct verb is converse. What has happened is that the noun conversation, which is itself based on the original verb converse, is being reinterpreted as a new verb. The technical term for this unnecessary creation of a verb from a noun when a correct verb already exists is back-formation. The same is true of administrate: the correct verb is administer. Interpretate:…
  • Adobe Captivate: Adding Video to the TOC

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    24 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    by Kevin Siegel    I've been getting more and more requests from both students attending our online Captivate classes and eLearning development customers to add videos to the Captivate TOC.   Most people think it's impossible to add a video to the TOC. I'm happy to report that it's not only possible, it's simple (although the option is a bit buried).   To begin, choose Insert > Video to open the Insert Video dialog box. Select Multi-Slide Synchronized Video and then Browse for the video you'd like to include on…
  • eLearning: Working with Numbers

    IconLogic
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    by Sally Cox   When eLearning courses contain lots of numbers (such as statistics or sales figures), it can be a challenge to keep things looking interesting and fresh. If the client is committed to displaying data in tables, there isn't much you can do to make the data more visually appealing. In that case I concentrate on enhancing the overall slide design. However, if I am given the opportunity to bring the raw data into Storyline, for example, I can do some creative things; let me show you a few ideas I have for numbers.Monospace vs. ProportionalWhen it comes to…
  • Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Skills & Drills Workbook Now Shipping

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    20 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2105: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.   "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases). By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn to create RoboHelp projects from scratch and how to add content via importing from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML.   You will learn to enhance your content with graphics,…
 
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  • What is a REST API?

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    About web services In general, a web service is a web-based application that provides information in a format consumable by other computers. Web services include various types of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), including both REST and SOAP APIs. Web services are basically request and response interactions between clients and servers (one computer makes the request, and the API provides the response). All APIs that use HTTP protocol as the transport format for requests and responses can be classified as web services. With web services, the client making the request and the API…
  • Proposals for 2016 *STC Silicon Valley Chapter* presentations now accepted

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Now accepting proposals Are you interested in presenting to the Silicon Valley STC Chapter this year? We're now accepting proposals for 2016 speakers. What presenting involves Presenting to the STC Silicon Valley Chapter (located in the South Bay of the San Francisco, California) involves the following: Preparing a 1-hour presentation relevant to technical writers Preparing some slides or other visuals to accompany your presentation Creating a short description of your presentation plus a bio Committing to the date agreed upon for your presentation Note that STC Silicon Valley Chapter…
  • My process for creating vector diagrams with Illustrator

    23 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Create the file in Adobe Illustrator Adobe Illustrator is my preferred tool for creating diagrams, conceptual workflows, or any other graphic that's not a screenshot. This is because Illustrator creates vector graphics, whereas other applications (e.g., Snagit, Photoshop) create raster graphics. Vector graphics are actually XML files that are mathematically drawn, whereas raster graphics are pixel-based images (little dots). Raster graphics look good at the dimensions you create them at but get fuzzy if you resize them. In contrast, vector graphics look sharp at any resolution, so…
  • Version 3.0 of my Documentation theme for Jekyll released

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Version 3.0 released Version 3.0 of my Documentation theme for Jekyll is now available. You can download the source code from the theme's Github repo. Here's an example output: http://idratherbewriting.com/documentation-theme-jekyll/. The theme is built for single sourcing, so the default theme has a couple of outputs: Designers and Writers. The Designers output has detailed instructions for working with the theme. The Writers output is a slightly scaled back version of the same content (eliminating some explanations of how the theme works), with another theme applied. The Getting…
  • Question: What qualities should technical writers have to work at startups?

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Question from recruiter A recruiter recently asked me what traits technical writers should have for startup companies. Startup environments post unique challenges when it comes to technical writing. Here are a few thoughts about the characteristics technical writers need to succeed in this environment. 1. Technical aptitude You need to be strong enough technically to select and implement the appropriate tools for the technical writing tasks. At a startup company, you will likely need to decide on the authoring and publishing tools and workflow, get support to make purchases, and then…
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  • The friendly guide to the scope, format, and type attributes in DITA

    Jake Campbell
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    In testing one day, I was running a set of sample content through the DITA-OT, and much to my consternation, the build was succeeding, but generating no content. The error log helped to ferret out the source of the problem; … Continue reading →
  • Tech comm skills: writing ability, technical aptitude, tool proficiency, and business sense

    Alan Pringle
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Technical Writing is only about what software you know! Is that why every where I read any type of document, web page, or article it is FULL of misspellings, incorrect punctuation, and horrible formatting?!! That’s what started a thread on … Continue reading →
  • Design versus automation: a strategic approach to content

    Sarah O'Keefe
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Design and automation are often positioned as mutually exclusive–you have to choose one or the other. But in fact, it’s possible to deliver content in an automated workflow that uses a stellar design. To succeed, you need a designer who can … Continue reading →
  • Making metadata in DITA work for you

    Gretyl Kinsey
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Metadata is one of the most important factors in making the most of your DITA XML-based content environment. Whether you’re converting legacy content into DITA or creating new structured content, it’s important to know what metadata (or data about data) … Continue reading →
  • Structured authoring: breaking the WYSIWYG habit

    Bill Swallow
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    There are many challenges involved when moving to structured authoring (XML), but perhaps the most personal challenge is breaking out of the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) authoring mode. The rise of desktop publishing has merged the … Continue reading →
 
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  • Technical Writing courses you can take online right now

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Are you ready to jumpstart your career as a Technical Writer? Whether you are just getting started, or have a few notches in your belt, it's time to improve your game. To gain an edge over the competition, you'll need targeted skills. You need know about... Audience analysis Standard formats for technical documents Industry-specific software tools Writing styles for technical audiences ...and much more. You could learn these skills the hard way. Experts say it takes roughly ten years to master any skill. Or you can learn from an expert, right now, in the comfort of your home. >> Start…
  • Respect and influence - Proven strategies for technical writers

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    One of the most common complaints raised by tech writers is that we just don't receive the respect we deserve. Like primary school teachers, janitors, truck drivers, and other professions that make the world go around, we often find ourselves defending the value of our work. We even tell tales of baking brownies as a form of bribery to put subject matter experts in a cooperative mood. Too often, our documentation is perceived as a necessary expense instead of an investment. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are ways to infiltrate the minds of your coworkers and make an indelible…
  • Leveraging multiple skills - Interview with Matt Lorenzi, Technical Writer / Illustrator

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Technical writers often talk about the need to wear many hats in order to complete their projects. In today’s interview, we chat with Matt Lorenzi, a Technical Writer / Illustrator with a keen sense of how to leverage multiple skill sets and turn them into a career. So grab yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy the discussion. Now, on with the questions! Q: Many people in the field focus on either technical writing or illustration. You've chosen to do both. Why? A: I started out with a solid background in graphic design and production art. I was looking for a new avenue career-wise, as I…
  • 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…
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    CyberText Newsletter

  • Word: Find and Replace features summary

    Rhonda
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Word’s Find and Replace is a very handy tool, with lots of powerful features that many people don’t use or don’t know exist. I could have written a long piece summarizing these features, but someone has already done so: http://libroediting.com/2014/01/23/find-and-replace-in-word-2007-2010-and-2013-2-advanced-find/. This web page is well worth bookmarking, especially if you don’t use Find/Replace often and need to be reminded of some of its features. For those wanting to know more, I’ve written many blog posts on specific Find and Replace actions in Word, including using wildcards (a…
  • Mapping changing language

    Rhonda
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Based on a Writing Tip I wrote for my team… English is a changing language. Some changes take centuries; others are much quicker. Changes that apply in Australia may not apply in the UK or US, and vice versa. This Writing Tip discusses some language changes and shows how computer algorithms can plot these graphically. My focus is on the paired words that start as separate words, morph into a hyphenated form, and then become a single word. I’ll start with an easy one that changed very quickly: database. At one point in the 1960s and 70s it was two separate words (‘data base’), then…
  • Word: Find words with numerals and delete the numeral

    Rhonda
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Lesley, a transcriptionist from the UK, emailed me with her problem: …although [I’m] a fast typist I do make mistakes. One of my common ones is that when I’m typing quickly I can hit a number key so a word can come out like tr4st for example or what4ever. She wanted to know if there was a wildcard find/replace for [a-z][0-9] that would solve her problem. Well, yes there is, but Word already offers some standard solutions to identify and fix these situations (Method 1), which may mean you don’t need the find/replace solution (Method 2). Method 1: Use Word’s…
  • Word: Change subscripted numerals to normal and surround with square brackets

    Rhonda
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    On another blog post (https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/word-replace-text-containing-superscript-and-subscript-characters/), Bill asked: All of my subscripts are consecutive numbers. I need to change all of them to normal size and with brackets around each consecutive number. Any ideas how I can do this for a large document? You can do this using wildcards in the find and replace window, BUT I couldn’t find an easy way to get numbers greater than one numeral, so you may have to run two (for tens) or three (for hundreds) instances to get them all. Despite the apparent length of…
  • Word: Wildcard find and replace for numbers and trailing punctuation

    Rhonda
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    On another post on this blog, Michael commented that he had a situation where he needed to run find and replace routines (possibly using wildcards) on hundreds of documents to convert MANUALLY entered step numbers (with various trailing punctuation) to a common format ready for conversion into another type of document. He wanted to convert numbered steps like 1), 2), 3), etc. (each on a new line) to (1), (2), (3), etc. (also on separate lines). And convert numbered steps like (1), (2), (3), etc. (each on a new line) to 1., 2., 3., etc. (also on separate lines). Notes and assumptions: These…
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    Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

  • Ellis will be speaking at MadWorld 2016

    Ellis Pratt
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:16 am
    Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be speaking again at MadCap Software’s conference on technical communication and content strategy conference. MadWorld 2016 will be held between the 10th and... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • New date for our advanced technical writing course

    Ellis Pratt
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:04 am
    We’re moving our public classroom course on Trends in Technical Communication Course – Advanced Technical Writing Techniques from the 18th September to Tuesday 22nd September. There are places... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Software companies are not selling boxes anymore

    Ellis Pratt
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:41 am
    Wistia’s Chris Savage has written an article on how the company focuses on articulating its company vision to differentiate itself in a competitive marketplace. In the article, he states:... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Squares v circles on screenshots?

    Ellis Pratt
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:39 pm
    We were asked: “Do you know whether it is better to use squares or circles to indicate something on a screen shot? I use circles with thin border & compliment with an arrow. My colleague... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • Creating palaces of almost forgotten things

    Ellis Pratt
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    This weekend, we went to the Fabularium on London’s South Bank, where the programme highlighted The Museum of Almost Forgotten Things. It struck me that this concept could also be applied to... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
 
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  • How Tech Helps the Blind

    Keith
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Years ago, I remember when the Sault Public Library got a Kurzweil reading machine for use by the blind. It cost about $50,000. Now, your smartphone can do the same thing. Assistive tech for the blind and visually impaired is advancing rapidly and there are exciting new development. This CitiLab article is a good overview of the subject. Many features of a standard iPhone become immediately accessible to visually impaired users who turn on the VoiceOver option—which speaks text on the screen. Users can also choose from a list of potential speaking speeds and pitches. (Speeds, as shown in…
  • A True Visionary

    Keith
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    Fifty years ago Ted Nelson coined the term “hypertext”. In the modern Internet era, that may not seem like much, but remember that when he wrote his seminal paper there was no Internaet, there were no personal computers or smartphones with touch screens, and computer terminals used 80 character wide green text displays. In many respects, his vision of 50 years ago is still to be realized. Gigaom has a long interview with Nelson. It’s a must read for anyone interested in the history of modern technology – the words of a true visionary. So this epiphany was in 1960? Yep.
  • 200 Years Ago a Volcano Changed the World

    Keith
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:43 am
    Two hundred years ago, in April 2015, the Indonesian volcano Tambora erupted with a force 100 times greater than Mount St. Helens, ten times more than Pinatubo – the largest modern eruption. The eruption created a cloud of ash and volcanic aerosols that disrupted the world’s climate leading to famine and outbreaks of disease across Asia, Europe, and North America. All of this is documented in detail in Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World, by Gillen D’Arcy Wood, a book that I’ve just finished reading and can recommend highly. The New York Times reviews the book and…
  • 27 Science Feeds to Follow

    Keith
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    It’s hard keeping up with developments in science. Not only is there so much going on that no one person could possibly follow everything, but it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff – the Internet’s signal to noise ratio is pretty low.  The folks at Wired have helped by putting together a list of 27 feeds (web sites and blogs, podcasts, and Twitter) that covers wide areas of science. There are names you will recognize (Chris Hadfield, Neal DeGrasse Tyson) and many you probably won’t, but all look worthwhile.
  • The 2015 Hugo Awards

    Keith
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    The 2015 Hugo Awards were announced last night at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. As I expected, No Award featured prominently in this year’s awards. These are the fiction awards: Best Novel: Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translation by Ken Liu (Tor Books). Best Novella: No Award Best Novellette: “The Day The World Turned Upside Down” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translation by Lia Belt in Lightspeed Magazine, April 2014 Best Short Story: No Award Mike Glyer at File 770 has published a short article about the awards and the ceremony.  For some analysis of the…
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  • 30-Minute Website Wellness Check

    Julie Norris
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    There are many aspects to managing a website. There are security concerns, search engine rankings, site performance, and regulatory requirements, to name a few. At various places on the Web, there are opportunities to quickly check your website for some issues. I’ve collected a few here. Take a few minutes, check a few items, and […]
  • Email Newsletters: New Signup Options

    Julie Norris
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    After you’ve created an email mailing list, it’s time for the next step: encouraging and obtaining signups. There are increasingly more ways to encourage signups, some of which you may not be aware. New technologies provide new options. Read on to find out more. Remember: You do have to obtain permission to add someone to […]
  • Facebook Lists: Add to Favorites

    Julie Norris
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    If you taken the step to create friends or page lists so you can see them more easily, there’s good news. There’s one more option for you to make a list more accessible. You can set it as a Favorite. Favorites display first. You don’t have to scroll down a page and dig down into […]
  • Thanks, Mari Smith!

    Julie Norris
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Back in April, when the Google mobile algorithm change (aka Mobilegeddon) was imminent, I wrote up some procedures and tips to help people get their websites ready for the change. Mari Smith made a video that included that post and shared it on her Facebook page. Here’s a link to that. Thanks, Mari! Mari Smith Facebook […]
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  • Writing & Grammar: A Peculiar Kind of Parallelism

    IconLogic
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    by Jennie Ruby  I was reading my current favorite author the other day, but something was wrong. The text did not flow as smoothly as usual. I had to read one paragraph three times to figure out who shot whom (yes, my current recreational reading is in the spy/action/detective genre). And then I stumbled over a raggedy sentence that made me stop to look at its grammar.What was wrong with my favorite author! I checked the copyright date, and I found that this was one of his early efforts--and he has certainly improved his writing since then!Here is what I found when I started looking at the…
  • Writing & Grammar: Speech Errors in Print... Stop the Madness!

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    26 Aug 2015 | 3:40 am
    by Jennie Ruby Some errors commonly made in speech seem about to make their way into the world of print. Should we let this happen? Let's look at a few examples. In spoken English people are using conversate as a verb. The correct verb is converse. What has happened is that the noun conversation, which is itself based on the original verb converse, is being reinterpreted as a new verb. The technical term for this unnecessary creation of a verb from a noun when a correct verb already exists is back-formation. The same is true of administrate: the correct verb is administer. Interpretate:…
  • Adobe Captivate: Adding Video to the TOC

    IconLogic
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    by Kevin Siegel    I've been getting more and more requests from both students attending our online Captivate classes and eLearning development customers to add videos to the Captivate TOC.   Most people think it's impossible to add a video to the TOC. I'm happy to report that it's not only possible, it's simple (although the option is a bit buried).   To begin, choose Insert > Video to open the Insert Video dialog box. Select Multi-Slide Synchronized Video and then Browse for the video you'd like to include on the TOC.       From the Show Video…
  • eLearning: Working with Numbers

    IconLogic
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    by Sally Cox   When eLearning courses contain lots of numbers (such as statistics or sales figures), it can be a challenge to keep things looking interesting and fresh. If the client is committed to displaying data in tables, there isn't much you can do to make the data more visually appealing. In that case I concentrate on enhancing the overall slide design. However, if I am given the opportunity to bring the raw data into Storyline, for example, I can do some creative things; let me show you a few ideas I have for numbers.Monospace vs. ProportionalWhen it comes to fonts and numbers,…
  • Adobe RoboHelp 2015: New Skills & Drills Workbook Now Shipping

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    20 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    We are proud to announce that our "Adobe RoboHelp 2105: The Essentials" workbook is now shipping.   "Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials" is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases). By following step-by-step instructions, you will learn to create RoboHelp projects from scratch and how to add content via importing from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML.   You will learn to enhance your content with graphics, dynamic…
 
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  • Information Developers Consortium-August, 2015

    Rahul Karn
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am
    Interactive Session in progressBipul from GlobalLogic talking on UX in documentationDITA man AnkurRinni still try to find out  why tech writing?
  • EMPLOYMENT EVENT FOR TECHNICAL WRITERS IN DELHI (NCR)

    Rahul Karn
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:40 pm
    STC India is pleased to invite you to this year’s first employment event scheduled on August 22, 2015, from 10:30 AM to 2:15 PM in Noida. The theme of the event is Career Planning for Technical Communicators.The event is for all senior and junior technical communicators. The objective of the event is to help technical communicators by providing them information on latest trends, employment issues, and career options.Exclusive Sponsor: ApraDocs Information Developers Pvt Ltd.- New DelhiApraDocs Information Developers Pvt Ltd, founded in 2009 by Rahul Karn, is a pioneer and leading…
  • Microsoft Manual of Style – 4th Edition: Review

    Rahul Karn
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:46 am
    Mother of all style guides for technical language, also I guess the best book for technical writing 4th edition is now available with lot of new addition – Microsoft Manual of Style.First thing which attract my attention is Microsoft style and Not Microsoft style in the 3rd edition it was Correct and wrong.I forgot the number of times in my ten years career when this authoritative reference volume helped me settle the style arguments that would never have been settled otherwise.Before 3rd edition, it was famous as MSTP.In this edition, Microsoft kept up well with the dynamics…
  • Qualification for technical writing

    Rahul Karn
    5 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    ApraDocs Information Developers Students Job Profile and QualificationDelegate's with different jobs and qualifications join ApraDocs Information Developers for the better prospects and bright professional future. Education is the best investment and it always pay back, so do not waste your time in thinking and join our training program now at Noida and Delhi.We do not guarentee job, but till now most of our students are working with best companies.
  • "Login" or "Log in" also which is better "Log in" or "Sign in"?

    Rahul Karn
    25 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    "Login" or "Log in" also which is better "Log in" or "Sign in"?Few months back on our LinkedIn group very common but very interesting topic was discussed.Thought to share it with by blog readers also.Please do not forget to add your comments also.Thirumala VenkateshAs a noun, use login. As a verb, use log in.5 months agoAltaf AkhaiIt depends on which style guide you are using. The usage of these terms are very well explained in MSTP. It says, use Log In and Log Off.5 months agoPhilip MagnierYes, two words as a verb, one as a noun. I personally prefer log on to log in but both are…
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  • Spring Security for Spring MVC 4 Application Simple Example using Spring Boot

    19 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Well, after quite a long time, nearly a year, I am all set to publish my next post here. This has been a post that is long overdue and highly requested for. I am gonna write about how to secure a Spring MVC 4 web application using Spring Security. I am going to use Spring Boot to build a quick and configuration-less application. I have written in detail on how to use Spring Boot in Spring Data Rest application here.Spring Boot can be used with build tools such as Maven or Gradle. These build tools help you share jars between various applications, build your application and generate reports. I…
  • 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…
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  • I’ve got a little list

    Ann Wylie
    22 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Eight thoughts about the length of your listicleThank you, David Letterman.Is 10 tops? How many items should you include in your listicle?The Top 10 list rules the Web — or at least, Buzzfeed. The number of Buzzfeed listicles with the numeral 10 in the headline outranked the next most popular numeral (15) by 142%, according to research by Noah Veltman and Brian Abelson, two Knight-Mozilla fellows. Fiddle around with their addictive “listogram” for details.Perfect 10 The number of Buzzfeed listicles with the numeral 10 in the headline outranked the next most popular numeral…
  • Break the news

    Ann Wylie
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The New York Times improves on the fact packWriting a news story? You could do worse than study The New York Times for inspiration.News? Or snooze? Take a tip from The New York Times and run “snappy synthesis” news leads instead of fact packs and announcements.We analyzed 87 stories in the Dec. 15, 2014, edition of the Times. (We skipped the sports pages and one-paragraph stories.) Reporters started 44 of those pieces with news leads.News leads put the bottom line up front so busy readers in a hurry can gulp the news in one paragraph rather than reading the whole story. On Dec.
  • Readability smackdown

    Ann Wylie
    8 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Master Class attendees boost reading ease by 226%, 230% — even 300%One of my favorite parts of my Catch Your Reader Master Class is our Cut Through the Clutter contest.Using Microsoft Word’s Readability Statistics, attendees edit their copy, bringing their Flesch Kincaid grade level down and their Flesch reading ease up.Don’t dump a paper pyramid on your reader Multiply your message’s readability, in less than an hour. Just take a tip from some of these Catch Your Readers Master Class graduates.Our Chicago Master Class winner increased reading ease by a remarkable…
  • Are you giving your readers e-somnia?

    Ann Wylie
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Bedtime screen reading keeps folks up all nightHere’s one more obstacle to reaching readers online: Reading that email or blog post before bedtime can literally cause your readers to lose sleep.One more thing that’ll kill you The blue light from an electronic device may increase your readers’ risks for cancer and heart disease. Image by James Royal-LawsonAt least, that’s what researchers from Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say.The researchers observed folks reading an e-book on an iPad for four hours before bedtime. Then they watched the…
  • Shatter the pyramid

    Ann Wylie
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Another communicator takes on the featureToo many communicators married the inverted pyramid when they were 19, have made a lot of triangular babies and have remained monogamous for all these years. Problem is, the traditional news structure doesn’t work well with humans.If only all pyramids were this colorful Add color to your copy with a feature instead of a news structure. Image by *Psycho Delia*But Janelle Davis, for one, has started to flirt around with other structures. During my Catch Your Readers Master Class in April, the public relations strategist for the American Academy of…
 
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  • Download Torrents on iOS (iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch) without Jailbreak

    Andy Cage
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:27 am
    Apple is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics all over the world. Apple is known for offering best data security to its users and this is the reason why it does not allows the users to access torrent files on their devices. If you are an iOS user, then you might be familiar with the fact that Apple does not support any torrent app in its App Store. The main reason for not allowing access to such torrent apps is that Apple believes that torrent apps are often put to use for the purpose of violating third party rights. Although, Internet has come a far way but there are still areas…
  • Top 10 Best Camera Mobile Phones under Rs.15000

    Andy Cage
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:34 am
    Top ten smartphones under 15000 A lot can change in just a month, especially in the highly competitive Indiansmartphone market. This is fantastic news for buyers, since you get a whole lotmore for your money with every new phone launch. However with smartphones gettingmuch more within your means, there is a predicament as to which Smartphone gives out bestfor your requirements. To clarify things better, we have a catalog of the best smart phonesunder Rs.15, 000 Samsung Galaxy j5 Samsung brought another 4G handset namely, Galaxy J5 with high-end specs under 15K range. Galaxy J5 comes with 13…
  • Angry Birds 2 for PC (Windows 7, 8,10) or Mac -Free Download

    Andy Cage
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    Angry Birds is one such game which has gained immense popularity over years. Although, the game was launched long back in the year 2009 but it gradually became popular over multiple platforms with millions of users worldwide. The developers of the game have now come up with Angry Birds 2 which is the latest launched sequel of the Angry Birds series. Rovio has incorporated some major changes in new Angry Birds 2 in order to add an extra element to the game. However, keeping the gameplay of the game similar to earlier versions, the gamers will still have to launch the birds at the pigs in order…
  • New Super Mario Forever 2015-Free Download for PC (Windows 10/8/7/XP)

    Andy Cage
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Super Mario is one such name that does not require any further introduction. This is one of the most played and oldest existing games, which is quite popular among people of all ages. Super Mario is one such game that has got countless fans and numerous users all over the world. The developers of the game have now come up with several new editions of this ultimate game. These changes and additions incorporated in this ultimate gaming series makes the game even more interesting and indulging for all the Super Mario lovers. The New Super Mario Forever 2015 is one such addition to the Mario…
  • How to Download Paid Apps for Free without Jailbreak on iOS (iPhone/iPad)

    Andy Cage
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    So, today we come up with a good news for all the iOS users. Now, you can get paid apps completely free of cost that too without any jailbreak on your iPhone. Jailbreaking is basically a process of removing restrictions on iOS which enables the users to unlock the iOS platform so that they can even downloads applications outside the App Store. However, jailbreaking will void the warranties of your device and also increases the risk of malware affecting your device. So, here is an easy way to get paid apps for free without jailbreak on iPhone. A Chinese app namely, Tongbu will help you getting…
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  • Top 5 Online Food Ordering Sites In India

    codeadmin
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    Are you hungry? Just want to get relax after a long hard-working day? How about ordering your favorite dishes from home or office? Internet can feed you! How? Today, lots of online food ordering websites are available. They are really great. The service allows users to select from local restaurants and place order from website […] The post Top 5 Online Food Ordering Sites In India appeared first on CodenRead.
  • Best 5 Free Game Boosters For Windows PC or Laptop in 2015

    codeadmin
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Here I have listed the best 5 free Game booster for your Windows PC or Laptop in 2015. All you need to do is just go through this article and select which one suits for your system. 1. Razer Game Booster Razer Game Booster is one of the best free game booster. Razer Game Booster […] The post Best 5 Free Game Boosters For Windows PC or Laptop in 2015 appeared first on CodenRead.
  • How To Download Torrents without Torrent Client

    codeadmin
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Torrent is great way to share a file with anyone in the world. Normally torrent clients are required to download the files from the BitTorrent server. For example uTorrent, BitTorrent clients. But if you are in areas where torrents are blocked or you are not having torrent download client in your device, don’t worry about […] The post How To Download Torrents without Torrent Client appeared first on CodenRead.
  • Android Heating Issues: Causes and How to Avoid

    codeadmin
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    We are becoming more and more dependent on our smartphones and tablets, as they seem to become an universal device that you can use to access the information that is so important nowadays. This isn’t a bad thing, but when you depend so much on a single piece, you have to be responsible with it, […] The post Android Heating Issues: Causes and How to Avoid appeared first on CodenRead.
  • PHP Developers, Take Note: Zend Server 8 Arrives On The Amazon Cloud

    codeadmin
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    Zend Technologies today is announcing the arrival of the latest version of the Zend Server application platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. That should come as good news to developers who work in PHP and prefer to run their applications on the biggest public cloud around. Zend Server 8 is a PHP application […] The post PHP Developers, Take Note: Zend Server 8 Arrives On The Amazon Cloud appeared first on CodenRead.
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  • The Myth of Freedom in Academia

    Kalpesh
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    A lot of bright, progressive and dynamic minds get attracted towards the field of academia with the belief of getting a lot of intellectual freedom there. With all these beliefs and pre conceived notions, when I ventured into academia I realised how censorship was even more stringent here in comparison to the hard core professional world. Having my own bit of corporate experience, I know that it is quite fluidic and dynamic there. Having the right skills, there isn’t a dearth of doors opening for you, even if one door closes. Getting a job is not a problem so you need not tolerate the crap…
  • Do You Also Need to Learn How to Write a PhD Application?

    Kalpesh
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:31 pm
    We have discussed posts concerning ways to shortlist universities and the other nitty gritties that involve the PHD application process. The application for PhD is perhaps a very crucial component of the process and is the stepping stone for any applicant who desires to enrol in the programme. So, I think it is very necessary to discuss the key points to bear when writing a PhD application. Be Familiar with Your Topic: a strong foundation in your chosen area of research is imperative. A PhD degree demands a lot from the scholar. It calls for original contribution in the existing knowledge…
  • The Technicalities of Doing a Literature Review

    Kalpesh
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:45 am
    In research, often there is a question about how to conduct a Literature Review. Till about a few years back, people spent hours in the library, read hard copy of articles. Staying near dusty shelves and having tons of photocopies material, often went synonymous with doing doctoral research. Technology has made life much easier and changed the way Literature Review is done. However, the basic principles still remain the same. Searching for relevant data is also very difficult, all the more when there is a glut of information available online.  Some steps that I discuss here will help you to…
  • Do You Need Inspiration to Do Your PhD?

    Kalpesh
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Have you had instances in your life when you have felt completely fortunate? When I say fortunate, I do not mean fortunate for earning a lottery, neither do I mean it in any material sense. The ultimate feeling of satisfaction and meaning comes with being able to make a difference in the lives of people. I have met people who have repeatedly reminded me of this and in my tough journey of doctoral research, I have had a professor who often spoke about his life, career, inspiration, writing and so much more. The passion when he spoke was so infectious. He inspired me to believe that how writing…
  • Is Medical Research More Demanding than Other Academic Studies?

    Kalpesh
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:25 am
    There are thousands of research students who are involved in conducting medical and scientific studies. If these students are compared to those involved in research in other academic areas, then the competition looks fierce. Research in any academic field can be as demanding as a medical study. Thus, the comparison cannot be done in terms of the stress levels of students or their involvement or time consumption. However, there are definitely some differences in the way medical and other research studies are performed. A major difference is in the nature and sensitivity of data involved in…
 
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  • Drought California And The World

    RedFeather
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    A Drought is never Fun   A drought is never fun an constitutes many sacrifices more or less depending upon what region of the world you live in and the severity of the drought . Imagine not being able to wash your cloths or for that matter yourself or not having a toilet to flush […]Continue reading... The post Drought California And The World appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Hackers Paradise In The 21 Century

    RedFeather
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Buffer overflow and Hackers   Buffer overflow has Ben around for quit some time but it was most notably noticed in 1972 according to wikipedia . Since 1972 there have Ben many articles and books on how to use a buffer overflow and with this hackers know how some work around were created for consoles […]Continue reading... The post Hackers Paradise In The 21 Century appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Twitter Hooks Into Google

    RedFeather
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Twitter and hashtagging   Twitter has Ben around for a while now and they have Ben hashtagging up a storm . But now it appears some are waking up to the never ending hashtag . For example but not limited two . 1 ) Facebook now allows hashtags . 2 ) Google allows hashtags . […]Continue reading... The post Twitter Hooks Into Google appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Car Batteries Upgrades To The Future

    RedFeather
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Car battery Car batteries you know the battery that starts the most common cars of the day . There has Ben little that has changed with the battery other than bringing it to a no maintenance state . For those who do not know how to tell the difference between a maintenance battery and none […]Continue reading... The post Car Batteries Upgrades To The Future appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • PS4 Firmware Update Alert

    RedFeather
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    PS4 and under the Hood     Well lovers of the PS4 the words out Sony has Ben working on a new Firmware and apparently pulled together some beta testers most of which are located in Japan . So what could this Firmware have to offer that would be so intriguing ? According to none […]Continue reading... The post PS4 Firmware Update Alert appeared first on grep Haxs.
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  • Multiple Choice Questions General Knowledge Part 7

    Mohammad Anis Hanif
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Multiple Choice Questions General Knowledge Part 6 Here you will find objective types or multiple choice questions general knowledge. You can check your skills and get prepare for online test and entrance examinations.   Multiple Choice Questions General Knowledge 61. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at – a. Bangalore b. Sriharikota c. Thiruvananthapuram d. [...] The post Multiple Choice Questions General Knowledge Part 7 appeared first on Multiple Choice Questions and Answers- General Knowledge, Oracle, Linux, Windows and many more...
  • Multiple Choice Questions Head Constable/Forest Guard Exam 2014

    Mohammad Anis Hanif
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    Multiple Choice Questions Head Constable/Forest Guard Exam 2014 Here you will find the objective types or multiple choice questions paper on Head Constable/Forest Guard Exam. The exam was held on September 2014. The paper is fully solved. Check your knowledge and be prepare for online test and entrance examination. Multiple Choice Questions Head Constable/Forest Guard [...] The post Multiple Choice Questions Head Constable/Forest Guard Exam 2014 appeared first on Multiple Choice Questions and Answers- General Knowledge, Oracle, Linux, Windows and many more...
  • Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 6

    Mohammad Anis Hanif
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 6 Here you will find objective types or multiple choice questions on general knowledge. You can check your skills and get prepare for online test and entrance examinations. Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge 51. The Sachchar Committee which has recently submitted its report to the Union Government [...] The post Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 6 appeared first on Multiple Choice Questions and Answers- General Knowledge, Oracle, Linux, Windows and many more...
  • Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 5

    Mohammad Anis Hanif
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 5 Here you will find objective / multiple choice Questions on General Knowledge for Interview and entrance examination. Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge. 41. The Strait of Hormuz is an important route for international traffic between- a. The Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman b. The [...] The post Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 5 appeared first on Multiple Choice Questions and Answers- General Knowledge, Oracle, Linux, Windows and many more...
  • Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 4

    Mohammad Anis Hanif
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 4 This is the another set of Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 4. Check your GK Knowledge here. Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 4 31. Which Amendment of the constitution of India has fixed the size of Council of Minister at 15% of the [...] The post Multiple Choice Questions on General Knowledge Part 4 appeared first on Multiple Choice Questions and Answers- General Knowledge, Oracle, Linux, Windows and many more...
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  • How to Download Using BitTorrent

    Tech Dwarf
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Sharing files with friends, relatives and generally with people on the Internet is nowadays a common thing. Downloading and uploading data is the fastest way of exchanging information, one of the way of this sharing is peer to peer what simply means that someone upload data and someone download them at the same time. This type of connection is described in “torrent” file where are stored information about sharing rules and connections requirements. In this article I describe how to download and install BitTorrent application that allows managing of torrent files. Download an install…
  • How to Print a Photo on the Whole Page in Windows

    Tech Dwarf
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:22 am
    Sometimes we take a nice family or nature picture by digital camera and we want to print it for further use. The photo should be all over the paper format, typically A4 format which accepted by today’s printers without any problem. So we can print the photo at home by using Microsoft Windows’s application called Windows Picture and Fax Viewer that offers us various functions of printing, how set picture to fit the page read in instruction below.  Printing instructions: Locate the image file in your computer, right click on the file and choose “Open with >Windows Picture and Fax…
  • How to Set a Signature in Microsoft Outlook

    Tech Dwarf
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Microsoft Outlook is a complex email client, very popular and widely used by people, because it is part of Microsoft Office suite. In this article we continue with settings of this application, in instructions below you can read how to set automatic signature to your send emails.         Setting the signature instructions: Launch the Microsoft Outlook application. Switch to the “File” tab and choose “Options” item. In the left pane choose “Mail” and almost in the middle of the window locate section with “Signatures…” button and click on it. Switch to the…
  • How to Set an Email Template in Outlook

    Tech Dwarf
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:22 am
    Sometimes we are looking for unusual style of your messages, typically for informal email we can use predefined templates which make the email specific. If we find white email’s background boring, you can read in instructions below how to change the graphical layout of the email in Microsoft Outlook application.   Template creating instructions: Launch the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application. Switch to the “File” tab and choose “Options” item. In the left pane choose “Mail” and almost in the middle of the window locate section with “Signatures…” button and click on it.
  • How to Make a Chart in Microsoft Excel

    Tech Dwarf
    8 Aug 2015 | 2:14 am
    The graphical presentation of pure data is much more effective for people than show them the table or spreadsheet full of numbers and names. Charts being used in PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and as well in Excel sheets where are typically information written in cells. The process of creating a graph or a chart is really simple if we have a data table. In instruction below you can read how to insert a chart in the Excel. Chart inserting instructions: Launch the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet editor. Select the table containing desired data (lines and columns). Switch to the…
 
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  • How to fill ITR 1 form online and link aadhaar card - Income tax 2015

    Himanshu Singh
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Today I brought up with a topic that is very useful to the Indians who are having a hectic schedule and they need to fill their Income tax return (ITR 1 form) in fast secure and in easy manner. ITR 1 Form ( Sahaj ) is the most popular form for filing Income Tax Returns because it applies to most of the Salaried Employees. However, it does not apply to all categories of Salaried Employees as some of the Salaried Employees are required to submit their returns in ITR Form 2 or in the newly introduced ITR Form 2A.Income tax return 2015I am a bit focused to ITR 1 forms. ITR 1 is the simplest…
  • What actually is modi's Make in india concept

    Himanshu Singh
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Hello friends,We are in new era & Nobody can question the talent of our people, especially after the successful Mangalyaan mission. Make In India's success relies a lot on the fate of the newer companies and statups. A mission was envisioned by Narendra Modi. I will today show you some best points that will help you understand this mission in easy manner. This initiative is nothing less but a giant leap, the official Facebook page of Make In India has crossed 120K likes and its twitter handle has more than 13K followers, all this, in a day's time. Here's everything about MakeInIndia and…
  • How to improve programming logics

    Himanshu Singh
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    Hello friends,Many questions are asked to me, And the most common questions I see is "How can I improve my programming logic".Remember the quote "Practice makes the man perfect". This applies to you all who are in need of improving their programming skills. Programming is mainly associated with the field of Computer Science and also is hobby for students of other streams as well, but writing good and optimized code is mainly an art. Here are some of my most useful tips that will help you in improving your locical abilityProgramming logical thinkingLearn 'C' languageWe all know why ‘C’ is…
  • How to prevent laptop from sleeping when lid/top is closed in window in 4 steps

    Himanshu Singh
    15 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    Hello friends You may have faced problems with your Laptop when you close your lid your PC goes to sleep or hibernates. So today we are going to show you a very simple tutorial that will guide you. You will see how you can stop or prevent your laptop from being going to sleep all the time when you close your top lid down. This is the step by step guide so go on and do changes according to the below mentioned guide.Step 1: First go to the battery icon at the bottom right taskbar of your laptop. And click on the more power options.Battery icon menuStep 2: Now on the window seen go to…
  • TCS codevita important questions 2015

    Himanshu Singh
    11 Aug 2015 | 12:14 am
    Friends, Here are some 2015 codevita questions you will like them, try to solve them an increase your programming skills.TCS Codevita QuestionsQuestion 1Problem : Catch-22 A robot is programmed to move forward F meters and backwards again, say B meters, in a straight line. The Robot covers 1 meter in T units of time. On Robot's path there is a ditch at a distance FD from initial position in forward direction as well as a ditch at a distance BD from initial position in backward direction. This forward and backward movement is performed repeatedly by the Robot. Your task is to calculate amount…
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  • 5 Ways To Block Adult Content On Your Android Devices

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    This is the main concern that parents have regarding their children and cellphones. It is a big issue because adult content is so easily available and the display characteristics of the new smartphones and tablets allow this content to be consumed anywhere and everywhere. The problem is how to stop it completely. Kids are very smart and know how to use technology better then most adults. Also a lot of solutions are very technical. Parents are busy and are looking for simple straight answers. And that is what this post is all about. We will show you how to block or stop porn in such a way that…
  • Android Heating Issues: Causes and How to Avoid

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    Overheating in android phones and tablets is becoming a common problem these days. On average almost every android device has a tendency to overheat when heavy CPU and GPU usage is triggered. If you are using android hardware resources heavily by means of some heavy apps then your smartphone is going to overheat. Android overheating can make your phone or tablet to give sluggish performance, restarts or the device may freeze completely. Android smartphones and tablets having a quad core or an octa core CPU with even a mild ADRENO GPU like adreno 302 or adreno 305 will produce more heat while…
  • PHP Video Tutorial for Beginners : The Complete Guide to Learn PHP

    Pritiranjan Swain
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    If you have ever been on the Facebook Web site, or on Wikipedia, or any of the millions of WordPress-powered blogs, you have experienced PHP in action, even if you were not aware of it. PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages in use on the Internet today. PHP stands for Hypertext Pre Processor. It was originally called Personal Home Pages, which is why the letters appear to be mixed up. Well Lets learn more about it from this tutorial video. Why Is PHP So Popular ? It’s a server-side script rather than client side, meaning the processing is done on the Web host’s server,…
  • The battle : Android Vs ios explained

    Rohit Ranjan
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Smartphone !! ohh who does’nt have one, but when it comes to finally choose a product which will be best for your use you always get confused. The smartphone industry is the fastest growing industry of the world even faster than the desktops and pc’s and the market is full of choices. But which is the best product for you? which platform you should use that will make your experience better? This question always remains….. Although there  are a number of possible options for you like ios, android, windows phone, Blackberry etc… but the two which have really conquered…
  • Facebook’s Latest Security Vulnerability Allows Third Party Applications to Delete Facebook Pages Permanently

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Bug bounty program is a deal which is offered by software companies and websites wherein any individuals can expose a loophole or a vulnerability affecting the system and they will receive the recognition and compensation they deserve. The bug bounty programs help companies to address the issues before the public is aware of it thus preventing mishappenings. Laxman Muthiyah is one such ethical hacker from India who hit the headlines recently after he discovered a bug in the Facebook graphs that would allow to delete others photo album by using their own Facebook for Android token. This time…
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