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Zemanta – blogging tips & advice


I have just discovered Zemanta, a tool which promises to enrich the blogging experience by offering up an array of media and information rich content and sources of such content….. as you type! As I am typing this (Zemanta needs a couple hundred characters to start figuring out what you are blogging about) a side…

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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad


This is typed with the new Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad. The feel is very good. Key layout is reminiscent of the Apple keyboard in that the keys are physically spaced from one another. The key action is very satisfying, with just the right level of resistance allowing for the fingers to depress each key…

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Blogsy for iPad updated to v3.2


The excellent Blogsy app for the iPad (on which I am writing this post) has been updated to version 3.2, the Minotaur release. In this release the developers have figured out how to parse the HTML code that Apple uses in order to present cleaner and more standard code on the HTML edit screen. This…

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WordPress for iOS v2.9.3


An update to the excellent WordPress iOS app has just landed, taking it to version 2.9.3. This release addresses a couple of specific bugs (see the screen grab below). I am @iCraigt on Twitter.

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WordPress for iOS v2.9.1 available


An update has recently landed for the WordPress iOS app. Now at version 2.9.1, the latest update is a maintenance (bug fix) release offering greater stability. Head over to the App Store now to install the update. I am @iCraigt on Twitter and you can find me on chime.in here.

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Define, another iOS 5.0 gem


Another iOS 5.0 gem is the addition of a dictionary. Simple enough but very useful for anyone churning out text on iOS devices. To invoke the dictionary, double tap a word, click the arrow and select Define. A box appears with dictionary definitions of the word highlighted. That’s it. It’s simple but it’s effective. I…

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OmmWriter


I’m just trying out OmmWriter for the Windows desktop. OmmWriter is a writing application that allows me to work without distraction and even has some nice background music to boot. I really like it and think it could seriously grow on me. I think I need to invest in the iPad app, although the lack…

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Bamboo Paper for iPad


Bamboo Paper for the iPad is a note taking app that allows the user to scrawl directly onto the iPad using a finger or capacitive stylus (I prefer the latter). Version 1.2 (current) allows for a single notebook to be created which is presented to the user at launch. From this initial screen it is…

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QuietWrite


QuietWrite… an online writing tool that, once you start typing, clears all toolbars, icons and unwanted menus and text out of the way leaving you to concentrate on just your writing. It’s great! If you write blog posts or just need somewhere to write without the distractions and clutter of all those adverts and menus…

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