Orphan works copyright law controversy: Don’t panic!

By Chris Meadows
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It seemed important to lead with those two words, in large, friendly headline letters, based on the breathless “everybody panic!” takes that have been spreading around this matter lately. I’ve seen them popping up in my Facebook friends lists, and otherwise sensible people have been taken [...]

‘Google and the World Brain’

By David Rothman
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  “The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose—to create a higher form of intelligence, [...]

Morning Links: No Google Tablet in 2015. Twitter to Acquire Flipboard?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google to launch two Nexus phones but no tablet this 2015 (Android Community) We’ve been saying that Google might release two new Nexus phones simultaneously but we’re silent about the next Nexus tablet. Truth is, we haven’t heard any information yet and looks like we know the [...]

Security Questions Are Pretty Insecure

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 26, 2015 // 9 Comments

Google recently studied the security of security questions and found that they are a pretty poor approach. According to their findings, if a question is easy to remember, it’s also fairly easy to guess. If a question is hard to guess (like a library card number), it’s also hard to [...]

Google Drive on-the-fly OCR takes old ebook scanning to new highs

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

For all those pesky public domain PDFs that you may have lying around that can’t be shoehorned into more flexible ebook formats without considerable inconvenience and inaccuracy, Google may have the ideal solution. Google Drive, the default cloud archive and storage service for Google fans, [...]

Morning Links: New Author Earnings Report. Debt Collection

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

May 2015 Author Earnings Report (Author Earnings) With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always something new that surprises us. Often, it’s something we weren’t expecting, like the massive shadow industry of ISBN-less [...]

Android Wear update offers Wi-fi, new capabilities

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

An announcement on the Google Official Blog has signaled the arrival of an update to Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform, which addresses some notable shortcomings of the series, particularly Wi-Fi support. “Now Android Wear supports watches with built-in Wi-Fi,” states the [...]

Templates on way for Google Docs editing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Google Docs may not be the first choice of writing and editing software for all authors, especially compared to venerable Microsoft Word, but Google’s free text productivity solution has a lot going for it – not least integration with Google Drive for cloud-based backups, and its [...]

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