I know, but still, it makes me smile, and it does count as spotted in the wild:
My co-writer Michael E. Cohen got me using Smile Software’s TextExpander because not only does TextExpander make writing on my Mac easier, the iPad app TextExpander Touch makes writing on an iPad much, much easier, and reduces labor and keystrokes.
But I really began to benefit from TextExpander after reading Michael Cohen’s Take Control of TextExpander book.
Chuck Joiner’s popular podcast features an interview with Michael this week. You can enjoy the dulcet tones of Michael’s voice in the audio version of the podcast at http://www.macvoices.com/wordpress/macvoices-1175-michael-e-cohen-takes-control-of-textexpander/. Or, if you wish to gaze at his striking visage as well, go to the video version at http://macvoices.tv/macvoicestv-1164-michael-e-cohen-takes-control-of-textexpander/.
See that blue book cover over in the right column? Yeah, look over there →
That book is now available for purchase. Go ahead, click that cover: we dare you!
After discovering that charging premium prices for iPad editions of magazines just wasn’t working to create a digital readership, Condé Nast is dramatically cutting prices for its iPad magazines. Leading off the new digital initiative is The New Yorker; Condé Nast is now offering $59.99 yearly subscriptions for that weekly magazine, with monthly subscriptions (4 issues) for $5.99. Previously, individual issues sold for $4.99. Combined print and digital subscriptions will now cost $6.99 a month and $69.99 a year.
In addition, the Condé Nast press release says that subscriptions for Wired, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest, Allure, Self, and GQ will cost $1.99 per issue and $19.99 per year.
[Updated with information from the official press release.]
Our rough beast, its hour almost come around at last, is in the final stages of editing (we’re looking at PDF proofs right now).
The new edition features existing projects updated for iOS 4.3 and new projects for the new iPad, along with lots of pictures, and plenty of fun.
When I was in college, I sent a short story I had written to The Atlantic, which, according to my dog-eared copy of The Writer’s Market, seemed like the kind of place that would publish stories like the one I had written.
Of course I was wrong: they actually published good fiction, which my story was not, written by competent writers, which I wasn’t at the time. The Atlantic provided me with my very first rejection slip.
Now, almost four decades later, I, along with my co-authors, grace the digital pages of The Atlantic. One of the simpler set-up projects from our book provides the body of Nicholas Jackson’s October 26, 2010 post in his iPad Week series: Setting Up Calendars.
Gee, getting accepted by The Atlantic didn’t take me long at all!
In today’s Google blog post, Dave Girouard, President, Google Enterprise wrote:
today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices.
This is super news for those of us who already use Google docs to collaborate with other writers, or to share docs, but it’s good for all iPad users since thus far there really hasn’t been an easy to use editor or spread sheet for the iPad.
I don’t know that Google Docs will be any better—but it’s good to see multiple options.