Social networking is a great tool for groups or businesses to communicate with the masses, but getting the message out across multiple services can be like pulling teeth. Like most everything these days, there’s an iPhone app for just such a purpose — no toothache necessary. Postcard is a free app for iPhone that simplifies the task of cross-posting to multiple social networks at once. Rather than switching between different apps or services, you'll simply tap out your missive once and then sit back as it’s posted to the relevant websites of your choosing.
It's taken them long enough, but e-tailer Amazon is finally launching an offensive against "read later" services such as Instapaper and Pocket, allowing readers to add articles to their Kindle with a click from most anywhere.
Like a scene out of Hitchcock’s cinematic classic, the birds at Twitter have swooped in for the kill, this time taking aim at the team at Posterous. While there’s no blood and carnage quite yet, the fate of the popular Posterous Spaces is a question mark.
Monday has been good to iPad users who create their own content -- first Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for still images, and now Vimeo’s app hits version 2.0 with a universal build for native iPad support for watching, managing, downloading and sharing your videos with others.
If you've been blogging at Tumblr for some time now, but are looking for something a little less microblogging meets Web 2.0, WordPress is the next best thing! Not only is it a highly customizable blogging tool, but you can also import your old Tumblr posts into your new WordPress blog. Read on to find out how to migrate your Tumblr posts to WordPress.
The internet is abound with wonderful things, like ridiculous pictures of galaxy cats, search engines that find super secret mixes and b-sides from your favorite music artists, social networking sites that violate all the principles of privacy and websites filled with free software. Yes, that's right, free software, and especially open source software. Open source is wonderful because it gives developers a hobby, and the users some hope that their favorite free software will only get better with age--sort of like a fine wine.
This week, we're covering open source software like WordPress, Miro and WikiHow.
Stable, flexible and easy to use, WordPress is an obvious choice for those who blog for a living or just want to keep their family up-to-date on what they've been up to on the other side of the country. With a multitude of plug-in options, themes and the ability to host your published blog on WordPress' servers or one of your own choosing, the platform is nothing but win for writers who want to get their content online quickly and with a minimal amount of fuss. The latest update of the app--version 2.6--introduces the ability to record video on your iPhone or video-equipped iPod touch, and then upload it to a WordPress blog. Now that's classy.
Websites can be a pain to set up--even with HTML and CSS, hand-coding a site can take hundreds of hours. And it gets worse if you want a website you can update frequently because you’d have to dig back into the original code to make changes. Enter the CMS, or content-management system, designed to let you easily update a site without monkeying with the underlying code. WordPress is perhaps the most impressive, powerful, and widely used blogging CMS there is. For beginners and non-technical types, it’s incredibly easy to set up, even if you’re using your own domain. More advanced users can tweak WordPress to an incredible degree with themes and plug-ins, and power users can even adjust the open-source code with a basic text editor.
So you want to be a blogger? Not just any blogger, you want to be a super mobile blogging Ninja. Blogging as you take down your enemies. Blogging as you sharpen your katana. Blogging while in line waiting for an iPhone 3G.
For those of us who demand quality blogging on the go, WordPress is available as a free application in the iTunes App Store. It brings convenient mobile blogging to any iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone software 2.0.