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Create Ebooks with Sigil 0.6.0view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Sigil, an open source application that allows users to create ebooks using the EPUB 2 format, is now at version 0.6.0. Sigil 0.6.0 can be used to format and package books into an EPUB that looks exactly the way users want, by using an advanced set of features to make it easier. The most important modifications in the latest version of Sig... (read more) (General)

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General 20 Free Horror Ebooks for Halloweenview story

http://androidforums.com – On Oct. 30 and 31, my publisher KHP Books will be giving away 20 of their horror novels to celebrate Halloween. My novella Barbed Wire Kisses will also be included. You can find details here: Come get 20 ebooks for FREE this Halloween! (General)

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With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It’s Pedal To The Metalview story

http://techcrunch.com – “So why is iPad so phenomenally successful? Well it turns out that there’s a simple reason for this,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Apple event last week in San Jose. “People love their iPads.” The response drew some awkward laughs as it seemed almost like the punchline of a misfired joke. (IT news)

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10 Print “TinyBASIC Ported To Raspberry Pi Mini Computer”, 20 GOTO 10, RUNview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Raspberry Pi mini computer that’s become popular with the maker community but was originally conceived as a device to help kids learn how to code has had the lightweight TinyBASIC programming language ported to it. The Raspberry Pi Foundation noted the development in a blog post – explaining how it’s received lots of emails from parents who haven’t done any programming (IT news)

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Battling Amazon: Pearson And Bertelsmann To Form Global Consumer Publishing Giant, Penguin Random House, To Build “New Digital Publishing Models”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Publishing giants Pearson and Bertelsmann have announced they are creating a joint venture to pool their respective consumer publishing businesses, Penguin and Random House, in a bid to go the distance in the digital age. Penguin and Random House will combine to form a JV named Penguin Random House, the pair said today, with Bertelsmann owning 53 percent of the new JV and Pearson owning 47 percent (IT news)

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New DMCA ruling upholds rooting of phones not tabletsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The latest ruling in the ever complicated Digital Millennium Copyright Act continues to list smartphones as exempt from the rules prohibiting rooting and Jailbraking as it did in 2010. (IT news)

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Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phonesview story

http://techcrunch.com – We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. (IT news)

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How Long Will Programmers Be So Well-Paid?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Last week Glassdoor published its most recent software engineering salary report. Short version: it pays to code. Google and Facebook employees earn a base salary of ~$125K, not counting benefits, 401k matching, stock options/grants, etc., and even Yahoo! developers pull in six figures. (IT news)

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Qualcomm’s Project Ray shows fruits of its labor, a smartphone for the visually impairedview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Hear ye, hear ye! Smartphones for one and all! Qualcomm has announced a breakthrough in smartphone interfacing to allow the visually impaired access to the smartphone technology we all know and love. The new interface, named Project Ray, adapts to user preferences and habits to allow easier access to commonly used actions such as contacts, SMS, and the dialer. (IT news)

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Drivers for CAN controller on Colibri Eval Board (or how to write platform device driver) [migrated]view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Problem: I need to bring up the SJA 1000 CAN controller on the Colibri Evaluation Carrier Board v2.1 (with a Colibri T20 (NVidia Tegra) module inserted into it, which has an ARM CPU). Research: On the Toradex website they write that subject chip is "connected to GMI bus" (which could be "General Memory Interface"). (HowTos)