links for 2010-09-30

  • Audiobooks are a great help to people who want to read a book while being able to perform other tasks. iOS device owners probably use their computers to transfer audiobook files to their devices. But with “Audiobooks App” there is now a much easier way.

    Audiobooks App is a free iOS app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod. You can install the app on your device and get access to classic audio books for free by connecting your device to the web.
    Through this application you can get access to over 20,000 hours worth of great audiobook content. These audiobooks include new content as well as classics like Oliver Twist, Moby Dick, and Pride and Prejudice.
    You can have the app play your audiobooks in the background, download books for offline viewing, and search for books by Most Popular, Genre, Duration, Author, Narrator, or Language. -makeuseof

  • Thinking of making a comic book out of your artwork (or even photos), and want to give each piece a genuine comic book look-and-feel? Or maybe you’d like make a calendar with a gritty or grunge vibe? Using a few simple steps below you can approximate the print style of old comic books. The steps are derived from Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • ManyEyes is a neat tool that produces compelling visualizations based on user-defined data sets, with data types ranging from statistics tables to any old block of text. Making your own visualization is pretty simple. You can use data already on ManyEyes to play around with it, but it is, of course, more useful when you create your own data set. Creating a data set is pretty simple. You can paste in all kinds of data—even the contents of a spreadsheet without worrying about formatting. After pasting in your data it'll be interpreted in real time. When you've approved the data set, you'll then be able to click the Visualize button to create your data visualization. You'll have lots of options and you can try as many as you want. You're not stuck with just numerical data visualizations, however. One of the more interesting visualizations comes from blocks of text. The largest words are the most commonly used and they give a pretty good idea of what the article's about. -Lifehacker
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