"Weeks and weeks of reporting. Hanging out with the subject of your piece, hoping some scene will emerge that because of where it is and what the dialogue is, will reveal that subject. Journeying to all sorts of places, hoping the trip will encounter drama, and meaning....And all this time, of course, costs money," said Marzorati, who added that a typical cover story costs at least 40k for author pay & travel expenses (editing, photos, and fact-checking not included). http://bit.ly/8xUZc
Paper (FREE), a new iPad sketch app, launched last night with quite a bang. That’s not surprising when you consider it has a gorgeous UI, and the fact that many of its creators are ex-Microsoft employees, who worked on the infamous Courier project. Go check what all the fuss is about. Paper is free but only comes with the felt-tipped pen. It’ll cost you $1.99 per utensil to unlock the others. Nevertheless, absolutely worth checking out!
"I know I'm not the only one who has found beautiful items on Pinterest tagged as "DIY" and "easy to make," only to follow the links to the original source and find yourself in someone's Etsy shop or place of business on the web instead of a tutorial intended to be reproduced. Many of my fellow Etsy seller friends have seen this happen with their own work. The fact is, it's hurtful and discouraging to find one of your items tagged or categorized as DIY and it can negatively impact your…
The Mobile Advantage A new survey shows that smartphone owners are increasingly downloading not just games but customer service apps - especially from their mobile carrier, bank and favorite retailers. In fact, 84% of consumers surveyed generally prefer to use a company’s mobile app for routine inquiries (checking balance, check flight status, etc.) rather than calling the company on the phone. ..
Typ-O HD - Writing is for Everybody! ($14.99) Typ-O uses a powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to help you write, even if your spelling isn't perfect. The integrated synthetic voices let you inspect the word predictions before selecting them, and check your text before emailing or pasting it into other applications. iPad version adds spell checking, file management & a selection of 4 synthetic voices. ✦ Word prediction ✦ Text to speech