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Ever since college, one of the things I would do to relax and take a break was to pick up a sports or tech magazine and just enjoy the articles. I loved reading magazines and I still do, but, there is a vast different in how I read them today than I did 12 years ago in college. For one, I don’t read the paper versions anymore because I found a digital solution.

The solution I use is actually an app called Zinio. For most, average tech users, Zinio is not a household name, and that really baffles me. Till this day, I still don’t understand how this company is not taking off the way that I think they should. Let me show you why I think they are one of the best digital magazine retailers out there.


I’m not sure if it’s a growing trend or not but I’m more frequently hearing about people keeping digital journals (or diaries) and how therapeutic it is. I’m a pretty big fan of Penzu (our review: A Private Web: Digital Journal with Penzu), especially with the new mobile apps (our review: Penzu Goes HTML5 Mobile). I’ve never really been one to keep a journal though, so I’ve never actually tried to keep one whether paper or digital.

From the number of people I’m hearing via Twitter saying it’s relaxing and therapeutic, I may just give it a shot. One reason a paper journal never appealed to me is the security risk. Okay, well, siblings reading your journal isn’t exactly a “security risk” but it’s all perspective right? Thanks to today’s web apps, however, we can all rest well knowing our digitally recorded thoughts via apps like Penzu and OhLife are quite safe from prying eyes.

Do you keep a private journal/diary? If so, what app(s) do you use and how does it benefit you? If you don’t, why not? I’d love to hear your thoughts on digital journaling so leave a comment below. Thanks!

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Envato, the company behind AppStorm, is turning four! To celebrate we’ve just released our Birthday Bundle for 2010 and it’s even more MASSIVE than last year!


If you read the review on Myows earlier this week, you’ll be waiting for todays giveaway. The guys over at Myows are graciously giving 50 100 accounts away which offer 1GB of storage and the additional features included in their $5 per month accounts.

You’ll be getting in early on these accounts as they don’t even launch until February. Even better, the account giveaways are for life!

Update: Myows has graciously increased the giveaway to 100 accounts!


As a digital media author and HTML/CSS template reviewer at, I know first hand how frustrating copyright can be — especially for those who pay their bills with the works they create. It’s difficult, at best, to keep an eye out for people infringing on your works let alone attempting to do something about it. Even worse, authors can be accused of copyright infringement by those who may know nothing about it, causing serious problems for (an often innocent) author.

The solution? Well, there really isn’t any clearcut solution but the closest you’ll come to one (without hiring your own copyright lawyer) is Myows [mee-o-s]. Myows is probably the easiest and fastest solution as well. It’s a new service but none-the-less promising.

Today we’ll take a look at Myows, their site’s functionality and sexy design.