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No - if you want the Kindle app for iPhone, Touch or iPad, you have to get it through the Apple app store.  From the Kindle Support page on Amazon:
"To access your Kindle library and shop for Kindle books at Amazon.com from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you'll need to visit the App Store and download the Kindle application." 

It also tells you if you click on the devices, which I admittedly neglected to do, I just looked at the list of devices that Amazon had Kindle apps for, and assumed that they actually had them on their site. I also went and checked Zinio and found that they didn't have their app either, it was just a link to the iTunes store. I checked Marvel as well but their link is busted.

I'm thinking that I should have known this but I guess that I've been so focused on the Mac part of the equation that I forgot.

Thanks for the correction.

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To those wondering why I have no previous posts in this thread it's because I deleted them, I just couldn't stand the thought of leaving them be.

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I just wanted to point out that the compatibility information is given when you click on a magazine at the zinio site, it's under the "subscription features" part of the page, they'll have icons. Mac and PC compatibility is standard, iPad and iPhone is hit or miss, for me it's mostly miss as four of my subscriptions are PC/Mac only, and I don't expect that to change.

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The Book Corner / Re: Do you always finish a book you start?
« on: January 19, 2011, 09:40:18 pm »
For me it depends on whether it's something I paid for or not. With freebies I can drop them for any ol' reason, but when I spent money I have to be absolutely sure before I can walk away as I hate wasting money.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 04, 2011, 06:06:18 pm »
I'm just hoping for something with the iPad's screen ratio (and not 16x9 which is too narrow) but maybe an 11.6" screen instead of 9.6", while having similar battery life, thinness etc.

I never gave any thought about screen ratio but once you mentioned it it does make sense that 16:10 would be better for magazines and the like than 16:9.

You're likely already ahead of me but I was looking around and stumbled onto the Asus Eee Slate EP121. A bit pricey but it does look like something you'd be interested in (12" screen, 16:10 screen ratio, and includes a stylus).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0M5WC8IaTg

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/asus-eee-slate-ep121-wedges-core-i5-power-into-tablet-chassis/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375081,00.asp

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Book Klubs / Re: January 2011 Group Book Count thread
« on: January 03, 2011, 10:50:48 pm »
1. Saying Goodbye to the Sun, 219 pages, continued from December, starting page: 182, finished: 1/03

2. Choke, 227 pages, started: 1/04, quit reading at page 68, 1/19

3. The Dark Tower #1: The Gunslinger, 179 pages, started: 1/20, finished:

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Do you ever get overwhelmed?
« on: January 03, 2011, 10:37:31 pm »
I have been overwhelmed and if I had let it go unchecked I would have likely taken my e-readers and tossed them into the trash (I do not handle being overwhelmed well at all).

The first thing I did was delete most of the freebies I had and to be far more restrictive of any new freebies I got. The second thing I did was to crack down on new purchases, if I'm not reading it right away I'm not buying it.

I currently have 21 unread e-books, which is much lower than it used to be, and I can deal with that.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:56:39 pm »
It wouldn't necessarily have to be that much bigger than the iPad.  The iPad has a pretty big bezel around the screen. So someone could easily put out a tablet that's an inch or two bigger in screen, but a bit less than that in overall size by just having a smaller border around the screen.

Either way--as you note--even things like the iPad and DX are only portable in the sense that you can stick them in a backpack or brief case and they way much less than most laptops or convertible tablets.  Adding an inch or two to the screen doesn't really hurt that portability other than adding some weight.  And hopefully it would still have the iPad's benefits of longer battery life and little to no heat emission compared to laptops/convertible tablets.

Well, it's not like they're going to make a device with an 8.5 x 11 screen, unless it's built specifically for use with PDFs, at which point it would likely have full stylus support. So you're looking at a 12.6" screen to get the 11 inches, or very close to it, and a 15" screen to get the 8.5" width, or very close to it. So you could be looking at something upwards to 10 x 14. (measurements are based on laptop screens).

It's going to be big.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 03, 2011, 04:19:35 pm »
Well I care about portability (and form factor) in the sense that I want something I can hold and read like I do a book or printout of a PDF now and not be tied to a desktop or laptop which just suck for reading as you just can't get the viewing distance just right etc.

I just meant it doesn't have to be small and light like a Kindle as I wouldn't be taking it around with me everywhere I go and mainly just reading in the office or on my couch at home.

I see, I just thought it was a given that a tablet with a screen size that you want would not be as portable as a Kindle, I mean, the DX and the iPad aren't, and what you want is even bigger. Your mentioning not needing portability made me think of convertible tablets.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 03, 2011, 02:44:38 pm »
@Selcien

We are all trying to foretell the future here.  Put me in the group that says something will be coming but we don't know it is.  We know what we would like to have, personally, but we are mature enough to know that's a very questionable reality.  As was the case with Sony Beta and  VHS, the market will be created by the electronics industry rather than the consumers.  As they do with vehicles, the products will be put out there and we will be told to buy.  Witness the Ipad.  I like some things about it, but not enough to buy one.  As more similar products are introduced, some of us will be worn down and we will probably buy something that we only partially like.  Hype will be a helping culprit that will cause our buying decision.   Just my 4 cents (used to be 2 cents) worth.

I take it that this is in regards to what I said about what mooshie78 wants.

It's not a coincidence that I chose to respond to him as I used to think that I wanted a device just like that, and I had thought it was perfectly reasonable to expect a company to make it. As it turns out what I need for reading e-books is a smallish device and while stylus capabilities would have been nice, I didn't actually need it, I just needed to be able to highlight text. A large screen tablet for magazines and comics would be nice but not necessary for me, and I wouldn't need any markup abilities. I would need full Zinio support though (only two of my five subscriptions have icons signifying that they are available for the iPad app), which would mean needing something that could run the PC or Mac app, but I've already passed up on the Ciara Vibe ExoPC to buy a MacBook Air. So as nice as it would be to have this kind of tablet I have to think that it's nothing more than gadget lust (for me).

I posted what I did in the off chance that the device wasn't actually needed 'cause there's no point in someone wasting time looking for that perfect device if it isn't something they actually need, most people I've seen talking/posting about the large screen devices mention magazines and comics, not PDFs.

 That's for that info.  I can't imagine a better visual experience for a magazine than the Nat'l Geo on NookColor due to its pixel resolution AND the fact that whoever prepares this magazine for the NC does such incredibly good color values as well, with details seen in dark areas and beautiful contrast ratio.   It's a real disappointment now to see the print version (as I did tonight), as the text looks relatively washed out, and the photos are not as vibrant in print format.

I avoided getting the same issues in Zinio as I already had on my nook color so I can't do side by side comparisons. I'm uncomfortable saying that the magazine is as good on the MacBook Air as it on the nook color, but I think that it's pretty darn close.

The zoom feature is a bit quirky with the Zinio PC/Mac app though, in a different way. Sometimes you can zoom in just by clicking on a page, other times you have to use the toolbar to zoom, and it can get really weird. I was just looking at the January issue and I noticed that there was a page where I could use the click zoom on the left half but couldn't on the right half.  ???

I can't remember the last time I looked at the print version of National Geographic, it was a dentists office, I think. I only checked out the magazine because people talk about their great photos, it was a complete surprise to find that I actually found it interesting.

 Nat'l Geo Traveler (or whatever that magazine is) however, is done with hugely oversaturated colors and a more coarse rendition.  I ended that subscription after one issue (during the trial period).

I was going to check that out but I never got around to it, and probably won't since I think that one National Geographic publication is enough.

Myself I could probably forgo the stylus as the annotating programs on the iPad are ok.  The bigger screen is my main need.  I don't care much about portability as I only read my work related stuff at home or in the office (usually the former).  I care more about convenience in readability and keeping zooming and panning around at a minimum.

But if you did that (gave up the stylus and portability) then you might as well just get a monitor that's easy to read on.

Companies seem far more interested in finger friendly touch interfaces than writing interfaces, so that will likely have to be sacrificed, but they are coming close to getting the screen size. The Ciara Vibe ExoPC has an 11.6" screen (same size as my MacBook Air so will likely be around 5.5 x 10).

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Beetle Bailey
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:51:29 pm »
I understand Gizmo's frustration.  I have set up two Nanos, two Kindles, one Pandigital reader, two smart phones, a Roku,  and a computer for others this holiday.  And most of those folks were younger than myself.  The technology is not hard; just takes a little time to acclimate oneself. 
deb
???

Gizmo was asked to fix a typewriter, his deciding to throw away everything he felt was useless with no regard to the opinion of the owner is hardly the same as him being asked to help with setting up electronics by someone that is incapable of figuring it out on their own.

My guess is that intinst is simply pleased with the mention of a Kindle.

It was the context that threw me off, that, and not caring that a Kindle was mentioned. If it had been drawn in...

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: no backlight on my Kindle ?
« on: January 02, 2011, 06:08:07 pm »
I too am glad you mentioned this. I think when it comes time to replace the laptop I will consider an iPad

Lynn L

I would suggest checking out a MacBook Air as well. I have the 11" base model and while the specs look horrible, especially for the price, I think that the only people that would find it inadequate are those that will be doing a lot of video editing, or people that require a high performance gaming machine.

To give an example. Just for the heck of it I decided to see what would happen if I played a movie in iTunes (I chose the new Star Trek movie), while clicking on links in Safari, and turning pages in one of my magazines in Zinio, and while the screen is too small for all of that at once, everything worked just fine.

The neighbor just got a color nook and it doesn't seem any better than my netbook.

It could be the brightness setting. I use the lowest brightness setting with my nook color and have found it to be much easier on my eyes than my Sony desktop monitor, as well as my hand me down Toshiba laptop (I've tried the B&N app on both and couldn't stand using it, even with the inverted color scheme), it's not any better than my MacBook Air though.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Beetle Bailey
« on: January 02, 2011, 01:53:38 pm »
I read it because I found the link to it here but I dare say that my reaction to it is not what you're looking for. By the time I finished reading it I felt that Gizmo should be thrown into the trash (someone forcing what they like to use on someone else never goes over well with me, even if it's in a comic strip, and they might as well have said "e-reader" in place of "Kindle" as that's the way that I automatically interpreted it.)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 01, 2011, 10:22:24 pm »
As one who still has a K1 in addition to my K3, I heartily disagree with your statement. I think the K1 was very carefully thought out and the ergonomics were almost perfect for an ereader. The way it fits in your hand is very comfortable, the keyboard buttons are slanted to allow easy pressing with the thumbs, and the page turn buttons are also great. I know some people had problems with the page turn buttons, but it's a matter of getting used to where they are and where to put your fingers while holding the K1.

I guess some people just have to trash Amazon and will find any excuse to do it.

This post was perfectly fine until you went and tacked on that last sentence.

Just because you like the ergonomics of the K1 doesn't mean that everybody else will, and disliking the K1 doesn't mean that a person dislikes Amazon.

All true.  But my thing is that I'm a professor and read a TON of single page PDFs (scholarly articles) so my main (really only) interest in a tablet is having something that can display those full size and let me mark them up with a stylus etc. like I do print outs etc.

Internet, apps, videos, magazines, comics etc. are just the icing on the cake for me with a tablet device.

I've played around with the iPad a lot (my ex-girlfriend had one) but it just didn't quite fit my needs with the smaller screen and lack of built in stylus etc.

And I'd obviously use it for magazines and comics  :P...

I wish you the best of luck as it seems that nobody wants to make that kind of device, heck, I'd think you'd get lucky just finding a tablet large enough, having a good stylus interface on top of it like Wacom Penabled will likely require a miracle.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 01, 2011, 03:02:55 pm »
That's very good.  I only need mine on the Nook and am extremely pleased with the functioning of it,
except that in Landscape mode which they prefer we use, they left off the Table of Contents icon that is under the thumbnails you can bring up.  I don't see it (maybe there's a secret way to bring it up) unless I go into Portrait mode when I need it.

  Back to the Nat'l Geo -- As with the Kindle I like the portability of reading a book or magazine that way.

I had no idea that you could access the Table of Contents from portrait mode just by bringing up the thumbnails (I was just checking that out and found that a + appears in the top right corner, which is how you bookmark a page, never knew how to do that before). The way I got to the Table of Contents was via the Article View as tapping the screen while in Article View brings up the Table of Contents icon, a Text icon, and a Brightness icon.

If not for the MacBook Air I would have kept my subscription for National Geographic on the nook color. Science Illustrated, on the other hand, I would have never subscribed to in the first place if I had realized that B&N is charging more for a subscription of it than they do for single issues (the information they have on it says it's delivered monthly, but it's not a monthly, it's a bi-monthly, so at $2.99 a month you are effectively paying $1 more than just buying the issues outright from them, which defeats the whole point of subscribing. And while I'm at it, the price discrepancy between B&N's magazines and Zinio is with subscriptions, the price for single issues is the same).

  
 You get somewhat different levels.  With the double-tap I get one that tends to be larger than I want or
off the center of where I was while the "+" (inconsistently though) goes first to a lower level
which I prefer and then lets you go larger and larger and can be used after the double-tap too.

  What they need is the pinch-zoom there so we can get it to a point that's good for us.  But we are very spoiled in the 'developed' countries.

I'm not sure if you know this but just in case you don't... You can change the text size and default zoom from the settings menu (while viewing a webpage you touch the screen until an options menu pops up, and then use that settings menu.)

The only time I use zoom, with the web browser, is when I'm clicking on a link, otherwise I just use the default view as I have it set.

         Yes, it's over-sensitive and is geared to switch at a certain point, but I got used to it and touch it lightly and then move it just so and have had better luck with it going to the edge and not switching while I view the full page.   What I love is that while Article Mode is incredibly easy to read and gets us all the side articles that way as well, the regular mode is pinch-zoom and I can always get it to a very readable size while seeing the illustrations around it for context.

   They have a lot of work to do with the Nook's touchscreen interface and some basic features, but I really love using it, except, as I said in my report, for the oversensitivity of the keyboard in general for writing.

All I read outside of article view are the captions on photos and maps, and I do that after reading the article in article view.

I played around a bit more with one of the magazines I have on my nook color and I'm still having all kinds of trouble when zoomed in. In between the zoom wanting to lock out portions of a page, not wanting to move at all (there are times where I have to try five times or more before it finally realizes that I'm trying to move to a different section), and accidental page turns, I'm finding it to be far too delicate. I cannot at all pan around while zoomed in with any kind of comfort and what makes that really bad is if it worked the way it should it would be superior to the Zinio PC/Mac apps as those only allow you to scroll up and down when zoomed in, left to right has to be done with the arrow key, however there are no accidental page turns, the zoom doesn't get locked up, and it's a far more comfortable experience as of right now.

That gets at my main issue with tablets currently.

These 9.7" screens are just too dang small for most magazines, comics, PDFs of letter sized documents etc.  I hate all the zooming and panning etc.  So I keep holding out waiting for a tablet with something closer to an 8.5 x 11 screen since those things are my main interest in a tablet.

I may be stating the obvious here but size isn't the only important thing, you need a really good resolution.

On my Sony Vaio, which has a 20" screen, individual pages when set to full screen with the Zinio magazines are 8" x 10 3/4". The text is large enough to read but the resolution isn't as good as it needs to be, the same can be said when I hook up my MacBook Air to my 42" Panasonic Plasma, large enough but not clean enough.

So, whether I use the MacBook Air, the Sony, or my HDTV, the best way to read is zoomed in as the text is much cleaner. For looking at photos and maps and what not, zoomed out works just fine.

Also, even if you had a device that perfectly rendered a single page you'd still have to pan and zoom for the two page layouts. Not to mention that once you had one you'd realize that it's not paper, and that you might as well take advantage of the screen by using the pan and zoom.

I'd suggest taking a look at some of the free magazines on Zinio as well as looking at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (On a Monday as they offer five comics to read for free on Monday's) if you haven't already done so as it'll give you a much better idea of whether you need to be waiting for that perfect single page tablet or not.

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I'm glad to hear about not needing to defrag a Mac, I've never been good at doing that with any of the PCs I've owned/own, and recently got my first Mac (a MacBook Air). So definitely another plus.

While I'm thinking about it, is it normal for an Apple keyboard to have chapter back/rewind, play/pause, and chapter forward/fast forward keys? 'Cause I really like having those keys on the MacBook Air.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Color Kindle
« on: January 01, 2011, 12:04:53 am »
  The National Geographic is just stunning on this, which I think
is an understatement.  Furthermore, it's priced at $1.99/mo and is
the biggest reason I'd keep the NookColor.

$1.99 looks cheap until you compare to Zinio, which is $1.25 per issue. Not only that but you can view your (Zinio) magazines on more than just one device. So, by switching over to Zinio I can read the magazines I buy on my MacBook Air, on an HDTV via an $8 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, on my hand me down Toshiba laptop, and on my Sony Vaio desktop rather than just on the nook color.

The upside to the magazines on the nook color is that they are billed monthly which means that they are incredibly easy to cancel, Zinio bills yearly and I have no idea if they can be cancelled.

-zooming is great with
magazines but the substitution in web-browsing of the '+' sign
instead is awkward and cumbersome.

I don't use the + or - sign for zooming, I double tap the screen instead.

I also don't think that the zooming is all that great with the magazines as the pages will turn on you when you're trying to look at the edges of the page if you scroll too far, and the edges aren't always where they are supposed to be as there have been a number of times where I couldn't view the entire page while zoomed in, and had to zoom out and then back in to view that part.

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Why wait to get one? There will always be a newer model around the corner if you are continually waiting for the best one or best deal, you could wait forever.

True, people waiting for the best one, or the best deal, could wait forever. It's also true that they can go ahead and buy one even though they want something better, and then find themselves in a cycle of buying the new one, and selling the old one.

There is no harm in waiting for the right one. The software support for the iPad will only increase and there will be more choices in hardware available after each new iteration (people will not always like the direction the new iteration has gone in, so it could actually make the previous iteration even more appealing, especially if they can get a good deal).

When a person finds an iteration, or a deal, that they want enough to not care about what the future might bring then it's time for them to buy one.

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I mentioned how the wireless connection on my new Mac Air was dropping, turning airport off and back on seems to have fixed it. It does catch occasionally (the progress bar stops and hangs there for a bit) but it's not dropping the connection entirely like it did before.

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I just went to make sure I was giving correct information, but YouTube videos play right in my browser! I can follow links right to them...no extra apps required. Maybe I'm not going to all the "right" places, bit I find only a few videos here're and there thatni can't access. Every time I hear the flash complaints, I kind of scratch my head.

I forgot all about html5 but still, while it would be better than the way the nook color is, it could still mean having to jump to another device, and that was simply unacceptable to me.

Aside from it dropping the wireless connection, which may or not continue to happen (I'm hoping that turning airport off and back on will have fixed it), the 11" MacBook Air is proving to be what I should have been looking for all along. Highly portable, no compromises with the internet, and a great track pad.

As for a companion device to the MacBook Air... that will have to be determined, but it will definitely not be the current iteration of the iPad.

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Just to clarify, Selcien, though Flash isn't viewable on the iPad (unless you use LogMeIn or something similar, as Victoria does), YouTube videos ARE viewable on the iPad.  I don't miss Flash myself, but it's a valid issue for others.

Betsy

I just did a quick check on google and found that there is a youtube app, I should have known that there would be one, would that be what you are referring to?

I don't know anything about the app but I'd imagine that you couldn't just click on a link while surfing and have it open up in the youtube app, that you'd have to open up the app and then manually look for the video. That's the problem that I have with the nook color, it's compatible with the mobile version, but since the vast majority of people link to the regular version, it would require a manual search, assuming that the video/videos are also available in the mobile version.

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Could the price difference be for the extra work involved to create the B&N article mode (or whatever the text view is called)?

I've only done price comparisons with the two eSubscriptions I had, seeing as how the price for the single issues are the same between both stores for those two I wouldn't think that they'd be adding onto the price. Rather, they're not discounting as much. It could be because it's so easy to cancel an eSubscription with them (B&N charges monthly, Zinio charges for a year, like a normal subscription), and/or it could be based on how well a particular magazine is doing, higher sales resulting in bigger discounts, lower sales resulting in lower discounts.

The problem with Science Illustrated in particular at B&N is that there are only six issues a year, the amount B&N charges per month is what would be charged for a monthly, so what you see for the eSubscription is $2.99, but since it's every two months it's actually $5.98 per issue. I only caught that after I had already decided to cancel, and it was only because someone mentioned it in a review for the magazine.

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The only good reason that I saw was the one about Flash. After having used the nook color to post on a metal board and seeing how often links to youtube videos were posted, or links to bands myspace page, and having to jump onto my PC to use those links because the nook color wouldn't play them, I would certainly require the ability to use flash with a $500+ device like the iPad.

The main reason that I never bought an iPad is because every time I thought about buying one I found myself drawn towards the 64GB one, which is much too expensive in my opinion. I also thought it would be too heavy and too bulky, based on my use of the nook color, which is heavier than I like, I think it's safe to assume that I wouldn't be comfortable with an iPad. And I also didn't like the lack of flash.

In contrast, when looking at the new Macbook Air, I found myself drawn towards the base unit, which made it much easier for me to buy one, and I have to say that it suits me better than the iPad would have, it was also quite easy to get flash.

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I had two eSubscriptions with B&N, National Geographic and Science Illustrated. Not only are both eSubscriptions cheaper at Zinio (a savings of $8.88 for National Geographic per year, a savings of $20.93 for Science Illustrated per year), but the subscription price of Science Illustrated at B&N costs $1 more per issue then just buying the single issues of it from them (it should be noted that the single issue prices look to be the same at both stores, going by a quick check).

Zinio eMagazines aren't currently compatible with the nook color but I'd think that it would be a very good idea to check their prices first so you can make sure that you're not getting ripped off by buying your eSubscriptions from B&N.

I personally was surprised at the price difference so I thought I'd pass it along.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: Sony 350 Touch questions
« on: December 22, 2010, 06:10:31 pm »
Selcien,
I'm glad to hear that your mom is enjoying her Kindle 3 so much. It sounds like you found the right fit for her. Hooray :)

It's the combination of a highly readable screen and TTS that did the trick as she much prefers to read while listening to the TTS than either read, or just listen. She's done a lot more reading than I have, and has finished the six book collection as a result. It's unbelievable.

Unfortunately, the nook color has begun to fade for me, at first it was because of a renewed interest in music (the message board I go to for music wasn't really Nook Color friendly, too many links I couldn't use on it, so I've had to use my PC), and now I've got a new toy, a MacBook Air (the cheapest one, 2010 model.) I've never had a Mac before and I have to say that I'm extremely impressed with it. I will still use the nook color for e-books but I can't imagine wanting to use it for anything else now. I've already cancelled the two magazine eSubscriptions I had with B&N and moved over to Zinio (the savings for just Science Illustrated alone is $20.93 a year).

And I'm glad to see that you're happy with the Sony Touch, makes me feel better about sending mine to my sister (haven't done it yet as I'm waiting until after the holidays).  :)

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Worst Year for Music ever?
« on: December 09, 2010, 03:34:08 pm »
It's just a matter of knowing where to look. Whenever I feel like buying music I go the IGN metal boards, and I'm never left wanting for more.

I've only started looking for releases from this year, normally I don't pay any mind to the year, but I'm in the mood for new releases....

The following is a list of what I consider to be great albums released this year. Band, Album, Genre.

Alcest - ╔cailles De Lune (shoegaze/black metal)
Lantl˘s - .neon (post rock/black metal)
Sleeping Peonies - Rose Curl, Sea Swirl (shoegaze/black metal)
Yellow Swans - Going Places (noise/drone)

My list will most likely be worthless to most people that visit here, too harsh. But the reason that I'm posting is to say that the music is out there, and the best way to find it is via a message board dedicated to the kind of music you like.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: Nook Color
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:33:33 am »
Well it needed to be updated, and while it does not have access to the app store it is simple to download the apps elsewhere. There is no need to root or hack it. I got it as an ereader, and it also does all the other things you said you enjoy, so I'm still not seeing a reason to pay an additional $150...

That wasn't a very good post of mine, lots of words saying very little.

It was mostly hardware. Higher resolution capacitive touch screen, a good amount of on board memory (albeit only 5GB are useable), the best form factor I've seen in a tablet, and trust that B&N would polish it's software.

The one thing that I had overlooked until now is battery life, I never realized that there was such a big difference between what the nook color has and what the other cheap tablets have. The Eken M001 seems to top out at four hours, that's doing nothing more intensive than reading and with wifi turned off.

I'm running the music app while using the web browser and will easily go beyond that (I haven't timed internet usage but it's pretty darn close to the advertised eight hours, not sure how much extra the music app will use, but this usage would kill the battery in the Eken M001 extremely quickly.)

I charge my nook color once a day during work days (when I go to bed), twice on non work days (one recharge to use it again and the charge when going to bed). The amount of times I'd have to charge the Eken M001 would easily be twice that.

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