A detailed view of a particular stock.

Visualizing Market Trends with StockTouch

I received a review copy of StockTouch a week ago and thought I’d quickly share some of my thoughts about this iPad/iPhone app. First, while I do trade online, I am by no means a professional trader nor do I pretend to offer any financial advice. With that said, I can also admit that I’ve seen a large number of tools and techniques for trading stocks over the 15 years that I’ve been trading online. But up until now, I haven’t seen this type of visual data approach to stock trends like StockTouch before. A quick glance gives you a […]

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My Top 5 Tools of 2011

Happy New Year! 2011 was a particularly busy (but good) year for me. I finished a WordPress ebook (and then wrote a second edition this month), started and registered an online training company called Novo Learning LLC, and started a new video tutorial project that should be complete sometime in 2012. And through all of this, I managed to juggle 23 websites. Since most of my work in 2011 was around website development and video production, I thought I’d share my Top 5 Tools of 2011. Here they are in no particular order: 1. WordPress My inclusion of WordPress will […]

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Using The iPad as a Recordable, Wireless Whiteboard

One of Apple’s great improvements of the iPad2 was the ability to project almost everything done on it, including browsing. This went a long way to making the iPad2 more of an instructional tool. If only there was a way to make annotations during instruction and then maybe record that so students could review later… Well, I’m glad you asked. You can do this now in a relatively inexpensive way. There are a few approaches to getting this done, but for this posting, I’ll go over the easiest and least expensive way. An iPad app called Air Sketch allows you […]

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How To Produce An eBook With Pages – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I detailed the process of creating an eBook (in the ePub format) using Apple’s Pages application. In this Part 2, I will quickly go over some considerations when inserting audio and video files into your eBook. The large majority of eBook platforms read the EPub format, which is an open standard announced by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) in 2007. (It should be noted that Amazon’s Kindle reader does not read the EPub format.) Apple’s Pages application can create eBooks in the EPub format quite easily (see Part 1 of this series.) While […]

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How To Produce An eBook With Pages – Part 1

Note: Part 2 of this series covers adding sound and video files to your ebook. Ebooks are now a common part of our digital landscape. This year promises to bring a significant increase in the number of choices of tablet-like mobile devices. This is likely to only add to the astonishing growth in ebook consumption. But ebook consumption isn’t the only area that is likely to experience tremendous growth this year. It appears that ebook production has arrived for the common man/woman. There are many advantages of this type of self-publishing for both business and educational folk alike: relatively low […]

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