Tech Notes – 10 August 2012

  1. Looking for entertainment? How about the 1973 New Riders of the Purple Sage concert or watching The Night of the Living Dead? You’ll find it at the Internet Archive!
  2. More Markdown goodness . . .

  3. Creative Book Builder for Android enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes on the go. It supports text, photos, links, Markdown and custom HTML.
  4. Byword is $4.99 for the Mac version and $2.99 for iOS.
  5. Other News

  6. This excerpt from Taking Control of Scrivener 2 describes the various tools Scrivener has to help you keep your writing project organized. You’ll find this book at Moultrie Creek Books.
  7. Skitch – Evernote’s screen capture app for Mac – now has one-click sharing to Evernote. There are also versions for Android and iPad.
  8. Smashwords, the publishing and distribution platform for independent authors, has just announced its new Library Direct program through which you can make your books available to libraries. It looks like one of the early participants in this program will be the Open Library sponsored by Internet Archive. If you are a Smashwords author, check your dashboard for the updated pricing tool where you can set up library pricing for each of your titles.
  9. This article explains what two-factor authentication and why you should be using it. In addition to having a hacker use a program to figure out your password, you can also get “hacked” by someone pretending to be you who calls tech support – as you – to reset your password.
  10. WordPress for iOS has released a significant update. This version makes blogging from your iPad even easier.
  11. Tip of the Week

  12. That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!

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