Issuu

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that is used by a large number of publishers to publish their magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Issuu includes an inbuilt exceptional browser that allows for life like browsing of magazines. It also includes an ability to download a published document in PDF format. Issuu allows the publication of a large number of documents. It boasts, as of date, 33 million monthly readers with over 2.4 billion impressions a month and nearly 250, 000 new publications per month. Issuu has won various awards including being one of the TIMES top 50 websites of 2009 alongside such websites as Google, Flickr, Facebook.

Issuu implements a highly realistic and customizable viewing of publications which includes items such as portfolios, books, magazine issues, newspapers, catalogues, brochures, reports and various other print media. Issuu integrates itself with various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote publications uploaded onto its website. The publications on Issuu can be viewed online and downloaded if allowed. The view itself of the publication is animated with page flips and can be easily viewed in any web browser on a full screen. It is an immensely popular website that also allows users to engage with the publications and publishers thus allowing the publishers to build and increase their audience. Continue reading

Blackmagic Video Recorder

As digital technology becomes increasingly affordable, many of us want to digitalize our older analog media that may be sitting on a shelf quietly degrading away as the years pass. The Blackmagic Video Recorder, designed for people who have a large [DVD], analog VHS or Video-8 collection and want to create digital copies, comes with all the pieces you need to copy those tapes to your computer.


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Review: Evernote

I am an Evernote devotee.

In fact, I am going to go all out and declare that I consider it one of the most useful computer applications.  Ever.  And I try out a lot of applications.
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Review (short): Fliggo

I’ve been playing around with Fliggo for the past couple of days and I’m a bit intrigued by its possibilities.

Fliggo is a web service that allows you to basically build your own YouTube site.  Or a video blog or online video showcase, but really, it’s allowing you to create your own version of YouTube with your own rules.

You can customize the look and feel of your site, upload videos, let others upload videos, add or remove features such as commenting, ratings, related videos and announcements, enact privacy controls, and even integrate Google Analytics.

Fliggo accepts AVI, MP4, Flash Video, Windows Media, MPEG, and Real Media with a maximum size of 1GB and unlike YouTube, there is currently no length limitation (not that there won’t be one in the future).  A basic Fliggo site is free, but they will soon offer paid premium accounts as well.

Review: Curio–Mind Mapping, Brainstorming and Project Management

As an avid user of Evernote, I happened to be perusing a list of the company’s partner projects, looking for good new applications to try out, and that’s when I stumbled upon Curio, by zengobi.  Curio is billed as a “mind mapping, brainstorming and project management software” for Mac OSX.  Being that I am very interested in mind mapping applications, I downloaded the free trial to test it out.

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