Here's a list of stuff I've bookmarked over the past week or so.
- From TeleRead, sad news that iOS5 kills the Stanza ebook reader. Before I really started to buy from Kobo, Stanza was my e-reader of choice. It still offers the most intuitive usability features, IMHO, but I guess Amazon decided not to show it any more love :-(
- To help ease that pain, Box.net is offering 50GB of free online storage to all iOS5 users. You need to sign up from your iOS device before December 2 to take advantage of this offer. Personally I continue to be completely satisfied with Dropbox (affiliate link), but it's always nice to have additional storage in your back pocket!
- 50 GB not enough for you? New company Backify is offering 512 GB of online storage! Lifehacker does point out some possible red flags, but wow. Hrm, I also got some security certificate warnings when I went to visit the Backify website - maybe don't store anything sensitive in there...
- The always fresh Digital Inspiration points out that you can use the free Screencast-o-matic (and the commercial Camtasia Studio) to record screencasts as animated GIFs. Why would you want to do this? As Amit says, "in certain situations, like when the recording is short (see example), an animated GIF would make more sense than a video based screencast. They load quickly, work across devices and you don’t have to hit play to watch the screencast."
- Finally, Aaron Tay has a thoughtful and in-depth post looking at tools and thoughts to consider when delivering library instruction online. One-to-one or one-to-many? Live or recorded? Screensharing or co-browsing? Definitely worth a read.