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Pointers: Six tools for writing books

07/29, 9:38am

Replace that typewriter and make yourself an e-book

When you've done something once, you can fly through it the second time. Unless that second time is ages later, in which case you spend all your waking hours re-learning something you'd already sweated through. So entirely for you and not at all, not in the teeniest way for us the next time we write a book, here's what you need. It's what we recommend after a summer of working on this, followed up by one or two cases where your mileage may vary and anyway the alternatives are fun. Plus a few quick notes of lessons we learned, mistakes, and evidence -- actual evidence -- that all this works.

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Hands On: Moshi SenseCover (iPhone 6)

04/28, 7:13am

Main features problematic on flip case, but offers good 360-degree protection

With the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a wave of phone cases from a multitude of manufacturers hit the market. One company looking to grab consumer attention with their brand of stylish, mobile-centric offerings is Moshi. The SenseCover, a flip case option with a touch-sensitive cover, is one of the first from the company to offer a 360-degree protection solution. But will the case resonate with iPhone users looking for something special in design and function, or would they be better served by something offering more protection?

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Briefly: Uber's courier service, Twitter acquires Cover startup

04/07, 10:52pm

Uber announces UberRush courier service, beginning exclusively in New York City

Ride service app Uber has announced the testing of its new courier service, UberRush. Beginning in New York City, UberRush will appear on users' home screens, allowing customers to have small goods delivered by bike or foot courier. As opposed to an on-demand delivery service that is based on an order, UberRush has couriers picking up objects from Uber users and delivering them to a specific address as determined by the customer. The base fare for deliveries is $15, with delivery zoning factoring in potential additional costs. UberRush will become available to users starting tomorrow.

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Briefly: Moshi's SenseCover for iPhone, Playstation 4 app updated

02/02, 11:04pm

Moshi releases flip cover case for iPhone 5s and 5c, features embedded touch sensors

Mobile accessory maker Moshi unveiled earlier this week its flip cover case for iPhone 5s and 5c, the SenseCover. Allowing users to swipe to answer phone calls or silence alarms without exposing the iPhone's touchscreen, Moshi's touch-sensitive plates within the front cover offers a design similar to what is seen from Samsung's S-View flip cover for Galaxy handsets. Its cutout near the top lets the caller identification information still remain visible. When access to the touchscreen is desired, the cover can be folded back and kept open by its rear-mounted magnetic clasp.

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Briefly: DODOcase launches iPad mini Folio, Light Blue updated

07/12, 6:10pm

First one-hundred customers received a Wacom Stylus Pen

Wednesday marked the release of DODOcase's iPad mini Folio, the latest in its line of part-case, part-notepad tablet covers. Described as an "all-in-one solution for digital and analog needs," the case features traditional craft techniques in its production, including bookbinding practices. The interior of the iPad mini Folio includes DODOcase's signature bamboo precision-carved tray on the left side, with its right side occupied by a reporter-style twenty-four page refillable notebook.

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Kensington, X-Doria introduce cases, covers for iPad mini

10/24, 3:44pm

Kensington offer combined cover and stand, back covers

Kensington's first case for Apple's newest handheld is the Protective Cover & Stand for iPad mini ($35), a slim hard-shell case with a velvet interior and a choice of three color combinations. The rear allows for unobstructed use of the iPad mini's rear camera, while the front cover can fold up into a triangular tube-shaped stand, allowing the iPad mini to be positioned in two different ways.

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