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Automattic strengthens WordPress with BruteProtect acquisition

08/26, 7:02pm

BruteProtect to be rolled into Jetpack, paid service ends to make all features free

Automattic, the company responsible for the WordPress blog platform, announced today that it acquired BruteProtect. The pick up will allow the company to strengthen security of the WordPress platform through its Jetpack service, without additional cost to users. BruteProtect started its life as a plug-in for the popular blogging software, only to expand into other areas of security, server management and premium services.

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MarsEdit updates to v3.4, adds photo and media support

11/29, 2:00am

Media manager gets UI upgrade

Web blogging tool MarsEdit has been updated to v3.4, which offers a number of bug fixes as well as support for iPhoto's Faces feature, Lightroom Photo Collection Sets, a zoom control for browser thumbnail sizes and Flickr browser improvements. In addition, the company has made some external editing improvements and squashed a number of bugs, including a crashing issue with SVG images and other improvements.

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iBlogger for iPhone allows mobile blogging

09/23, 3:10pm

iBlogger for iPhone/iPod

illumineX has released iBlogger for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new app allows for mobile blogging, and is compatible with Blojsom, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, TypePad and MovableType, among other formats. iBlogger also supports taking pictures, and adding text, tags, categories and Google Maps links, the latter with a user's current location. The app is based on the Mac-based blogging application Ecto, recently acquired by illumineX.

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CellSpin brings mobile blogging to the iPhone

07/29, 9:25pm

iPhone gets blogging tool

CellSpin Soft has adapted its CellSpin mobile blogging software for the iPhone and iPod touch, providing a GUI-based blogging tool for audio, photo and text capture. Users can link and upload to blogging, social networking and photo sharing sites over a secure connection, allowing fully mobile blogging and podcasting. The software also allows users to post to Ebay. It works with Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Google Blogger, Flicker and more. The application is free and available at the iTunes App Store under Social Networking. CellSpin works on both the original iPhone and iPhone 3G, as well as the iPod touch.

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WordPress 1.0 blogging tool for iPhone 3G [video]

07/22, 7:30pm

WordPress 1.0 for iPhone

Blogging has always been a personal thing, and it's just become even easier to post thoughts on the Web, from just about anywhere. Automattic, Inc.'s WordPress for iPhone 1.0 lets users update their blogs on the go, without having to find a laptop or a WiFi hot spot. The open source app is the first to allow iPhone and iPod Touch users to write posts, update photos and edit their WordPress blogs.

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Athletes allowed to blog from Beijing Olympics

02/15, 6:10pm

Athletes can blog in China

The International Olympics Committee today gave its official approval for athletes to blog while at the Beijing games in August, providing that they do not publish media of the event or Olympic properties. Reuters reports that the IOC recognizes blogging as a form of personal expression, and not that of a journalistic nature. An additional stipulation states that any postings must adhere to the Olympic spirit, being "dignified and in good taste."

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Mariner updates MacJournal, StoryMill

02/13, 10:05am

MacJournal, StoryMill

Mariner Software has released updates for two of its writing applications, MacJournal and StoryMill. MacJournal 5.0.2 now properly downloads images from blog posts, and keeps size intact when sending images resized for a blog format. Exporting has been improved, as has the reliability and simplicity of recording. Finally, bugs have been fixed with .mac synchronization, and migrating content from v4.0 to 5.0. MacJournal costs $35 and runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

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MacJournal 5 adds external media, Smart Journals

01/18, 4:25pm

MacJournal 5 ships

Mariner Software has released the fifth edition of MacJournal, its diary application. The program has be redesigned for Mac OS X Leopard, a change which lets it exploit QuickLook to preview files. The most important change however is considered to be document support, as users can now insert images, PDF files and QuickTime movies into their journals. For convenience, video entries can be recorded through an iSight camera, and (like text) uploaded to blogging sites such as Blogger, WordPress and LiveJournal, as well as .Mac accounts.

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