APPS: InstaReader : Bridging The Gaps Between Google Reader and InstaPaper

InstaPaper (“a simple tool to save web pages for reading later”) is an awesome service that I use a lot every day, and so I took some time to make things a little easier and thus gain some precious minutes during every feeding frenzy (feed as in RSS feed, get it? 😉

  • InstaReader Sync is a service to automatically sync your Starred Items in Google Reader, with your InstaPaper‘s read-later list. So that when you’re skimming the thousands of items flowing in from you favorite sites, you just have to click ☆ on the ones that seem interesting, and they will automatically be available in InstaPaper a few minutes later. It also works with NetNewsWire‘s Flagged Items.
    You can try out the service here, and I’ll also soon be releasing the source code so you can run it for yourself.
  • The InstaReader bookmarklet adds a button to your browser to read the current page in InstaPaper‘s nice text-only (+images) mode, which removes all the distracting menus, sidebars, ads, etc… to provide a comfortable reading experience (example).
    Bonus point : it works with Google Reader, opening the currently selected article in a new tab. Its especially useful for reading sites that don’t offer the full articles in their feed.
  • InstaReader for NetNewsWire is an AppleScript that adds a command to NetNewsWire to open the current article in InstaPaper’s nice text-only (+images) reading mode. Its especially useful for reading sites that don’t offer the full articles in their feed.

Full details here

UPDATE: The service is now discontinued due to Google Reader’s shut down. You can achieve similar results using Feedly and IFTTT.

APPS: Power Code Editor for WordPress

For those of you who also use WordPress to edit their blogs, you might be interested in this plugin I created : Power Code Editor.

It helps to more effectively edit your themes or plugins when you only have access to a browser, by enabling syntax highlighting in WordPress’ integrated source code editors. Supports PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Please provide any feedback at http://anetech.eu/power-code-editor/

SECURITY: China and cyber-war

In the last few months, there have reportedly been many cyber-attacks by China, in the US, UK, Germany and France.

See this article… 

Mise à jour : Article sur Zone-H 

Update : Jonathan Evans, Director-General of MI5 (UK’s secret service), has sent a letter to 300 chief executives and security chiefs in banks and accounting and legal firms telling them that they are under attack from “Chinese state organisations”. Rolls-Royce and Royal Dutch Shell are reported to have fallen victim to Chinese espionage attacks.