Digi-Know … You Can Theme Your Ulysses Workspace

The Ulysses writing platform supports themes for your writing workspace. These themes define colors for the background and formatting codes. Why is this useful? When I’m writing in a bright room with good light a white background is easy to read, but in a room with low lighting that same white background becomes quite glaring…

WordPress Text Shortcuts

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WordPress 4.3 was released yesterday and one of the new features is text shortcuts in the post/page editor screens. Basically, the editor now supports some basic Markdown codes. What does this mean for you? It means that you can assign simple formatting codes for blockquotes, headings and bullets without taking your hands off the keyboard.…


Want to stay safe online? Then forget everything you think you know about passwords, antivirus and online security because it’s time to be retrained. Here’s what the experts actually do.

Great advice from makeuseof . . .

Source: 8 Tips for Online Safety Used by Security Experts


Android users may still be vulnerable to Stagefright. Google has just released another patch to fix the problems in the first patch. Zimperium, the company that first discovered Stagefright, has released the Stagefright Detector app to see if it is on your device.


The latest update to the WordPress app for iOS has some impressive new additions. First, the Stats screen now has an Insights section that gives a much broader view of your blog’s traffic. It takes a few seconds to load, but it’s worth the wait. You can add images from your blog’s media library and even view embedded images included in your comments. If you are managing multiple sites, you can search the sites list to find the one you need quickly. 

Kindle to Evernote

The Kindle reader app on my iPad Mini is a great way to read magazines and reference or how-to books. The color alone makes it a much nicer reading experience and the larger screen size is easier to read. I’ve also found it’s quite easy to save interesting passages to anĀ Evernote notebook. Here’s how. Highlight…

Backup WordPress

Backup is just as important for your blog as it is for your computer. For WordPress users, there are a couple of ways you can do this. WordPress.com sites are automatically backed up and self-hosted users can take advantage of one of the many backup plugins to automatically backup their database. Then there’s the WordPress…

Research 101: The Computer


We spend a lot of time and effort learning to use the databases, search engines and genealogy programs that support our research. What about the computer that makes it all possible? Are you taking advantage of the tools it provides?