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Why Amazon’s purchase of Comixology spells doom

No more in-app purchases for Comixology? At first I didn’t care, because I always purchsed my Comixology comics through my local comic book store’s website (that way a local shop gets a cut of my purchase). But there is bad news behind Amazon killing in-app purchases on the popular comics reading app. It signals that […]

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What will the Google Plus employees who worked on imaging do now?

Techcrunch reports that many of the workers who formerly worked on Google Plus will be doing things in other parts of google. The techcrunch author states that perhaps other parts of Google will benefit from the people who worked on the imaging on Google Plus: …there are a ton of really interesting things going on […]

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Why Mashable is wrong about user-generated content

Mashable is reports that “Millennials trust user-generated content 50% more than other media.” Sounds reasonable, right? However, in that article Mashable makes a false claim, “User-generated content (UGC) is media created by your peers.” Whoa. Mashable. Hold it there. Be careful with this report. Mashable is blending together the terms “user-generated content” with content made by your […]

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Flickr is for quality photos, Instagram is for bad photos

How is it that Flickr is now the place for quality photos? Isn’t that Instagram’s realm? Not quite. Here’s what has happened between the two services in the past few years. With the rise of Instagram in 2011, many photographers left Flickr. Instagram became THE photo app for mobile, while Flickr sat undeveloped since Yahoo […]

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What filter did you use on that photo?

Gee, I don’t remember the name of the filter. Heck, I can’t even remember the name of the app that I used. Was it Fotor, Photogene, PhotoStudio, CP Pro, Filterstorm, PS Touch, Camera+, KingCamera, or Film Lab? Imagine if the iOS forced all photo app developers to include the filter information in the metadata of […]

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Evernote tames the article consumption workflow

Evernote is helping me tame all the articles I read in RSS; articles that I want to take some sort of action on: Blog about the article Archive it as pdf Watch a video from inside the link I’ll write a post outlining how I use Evernote to help my article reading/sharing workflow from iPhone […]

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Social media: referral traffic vs. engagement

Facebook and Pinterest may drive a lot of traffic to websites, but they don’t do quite as well in converting those clicks into engagement. If you want your social media visitors to stick around on your site, you are best off using YouTube, Google Plus, and Linkedin. Shareaholic created two very interesting reports: Facebook and […]

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My dream app: an RSS reader with editable PDFs

What is your dream app? I’d like an app that combines the functionality of an RSS reader with a PDF editor. This extremely powerful RSS reader would present every article as a PDF that you can annotate and highlight. Your notes on each PDF would be easily exported to share via social media and on […]

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Is Chrome the new generic word for internet browser?

Microsoft calls all internet browsers “Chrome.” Today Microsoft popped up a warning that my Office has a critical bug and needs an update. Conceding to update right now, the installer asks me to close Outlook and Chrome. I figure, ok, I can close Chrome, because I can still work in Firefox. However, when I click […]

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ComiXology and Washington Post mashup

Today Amazon bought the #1 digital comic book seller, ComiXology. Last year Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon, bought the 7th largest newspaper The Washington Post. Hmm. Digital comics. Digital newspaper. Bezos should totally do a mashup with ComiXology and The Washington Post. While I wouldn’t want to read the Washington Post in my Comixology app, […]