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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:03:42 pm »
The regular android market is installed as part of the rooting process. There are still some missing apps from the market due to the way the Nook identifies itself, but you can always sideload the apk files you have (from your phone or elsewhere).

Sidenote, the team of devs at CyanogenMod already have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) booting and running on the NookColor, so it will not be long before we can install that! =)

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:00:37 pm »
Here's a wiki for your phone with lots of good info:

Here's a good forum for your phone that will have all the information you could ever want (& WAY MORE) about rooting and modifying:

Here's a free app you can run on your phone that will allow you to monitor your data usage and can even turn off your data if you are approaching a limit that you set:

Your phone definitely has wifi. I think that covers the bases... ;D

Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:37:59 pm »
Bought a NookColor yesterday morning. Immediately rooted it and have it running now as a full-featured Android Tablet. In my opinion, it's an absolute iPad killer... for those of us willing to hack it, at least. Kindle will probably be gone tonight, depending on whether my co-worker is willing to meet my price. I HIGHLY recommend the NookColor to anyone willing to do some modifications to the OS.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 12, 2011, 06:50:46 pm »
Got my NookColor this morning... already rooted and installed the Kindle app among many others. This thing is way cool. I really hope the Kindle app for Android gets the 2.5 update soon though, because I'm already using the new features on my iPod Touch. It's great to be able to sideload books into the Kindle app, I don't have to use Stanza anymore. I also like having the dictionary available on my iPod. Those two features on my NookColor will make the experience complete.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 09, 2011, 12:41:34 am »
I got a nook color and rooted it, but I decided to return it. I didn't like how the corners of the screen are not so responsive. Not having the four buttons wasn't so bad though since there's a workaround for that. Either way though it's a cheap android tablet and rooting it was easy.

Hmm... that could be a sticking point for me. I'm very OC and if it was bad, that would annoy me.

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« on: January 08, 2011, 04:22:49 pm »
Great pics Valeri! I love the classic "look" you gave them...

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 08, 2011, 04:16:27 pm »
I have fallen so hard for Android since picking up my HTC Aria back in the fall that I am now leaning pretty heavily towards selling my Kindle so I can buy a Nook Color and root it. Then I can install the Kindle app to access all of my books, but also have a pretty nice Android Tablet too.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: January 08, 2011, 04:14:25 pm »
Hey Claw, if you can stomach the occasional crude language, this is a pretty informative thread over on Reddit regarding Swype:

A Swype employee basically posted a "Here I am, what do you want to know?" type thread.

Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: January 08, 2011, 03:27:14 pm »
So it's been about six weeks... I am now very close to selling my Kindle to finance my purchase of a Nook Color.

Not positive I'm going to do it, but I'm definitely leaning that way. It's easy to root, has a much better screen than most Android Tablets in regards to viewing angle since it has an IPS screen. Once rooted, I can install the Kindle for Android app to maintain access to all of my Kindle purchases.

The funny thing is that while I've always said eInk is superior to a backlit LCD, that's the main reason I'm leaning towards the NC. The great bulk of my reading is done at work on the graveyard shift, it's very dim in my work environment and I constantly find myself contorting my body to find a good angle to put light on the Kindle's screen. I've tried the Kandle and a few other reading lights and haven't liked them. I also don't read for such extended periods of time that the LCD would bother my eyes... I don't think. ;)

Of course, I have also become addicted to Android hacking, so that's a small factor as well! ;D

For anyone interested in "freeing" a Nook Color and converting it into an Android Tablet, here are a few good links:

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading (2010)?
« on: December 31, 2010, 10:48:20 pm »
Just starting:

The latest book in my favorite series from one of my top-5 favorite authors... the perfect book to start the new year! =)

Not in this thread or the "Any Requests" thread... at least none that I saw.

I used to make Kindle screen savers in my down time just for fun, but there was very little feedback of late and I was spending hours creating them. So I just kind of lost interest myself. Not to mention I got a new Android phone and found a very active forum for it. It's kind of fun creating color screen savers for a change! =)

You're welcome! It was nice to work on a Kindle screen saver for a change... haven't done any in more than a month! =)

Here you go... it's not pretty though because I can't find any large version of the artwork to use.

For which Kindle?

No Laura, it's the hack or nothing... unfortunately.

With 30,000+ members though, we have yet to hear of anyone having their warranty voided or any assistance from Amazon refused due to the screen saver hack.

The Book Bazaar / Re: The best Bible for your Kindle
« on: December 25, 2010, 10:48:01 pm »
The problem is that the newer translations like NIV are still under copyright and can't be modified and republished without the copyright holder's permission. Try Osnova's NET Bible, it's pretty good! There is a 99 cent version with just the Bible text and a $4.99 version with notes.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: December 24, 2010, 06:37:48 am »
Awesome Angela... congrats (hopefully)!

By the way, for any of you on AT&T, Google just announced this week that you can now bill your Market App purchases to your AT&T bill instead of using Google Checkout. T-Mobile had previously been the only provider to allow billing.

I know I'm in the minority here at KB, but I think there is WAY too much focus on thumbnails. I do think it's important that the thumbnail be attractive, but I don't think the title, author, and every bit of text needs to be legible. It just needs to get a general feel across, the title and author are usually printed in plain text right next to the thumbnail anyway.

Yeah, that's my next problem. Maybe I should do a whole new design so that it stands out as a "new" thing when the novel comes out.

I don't think so Moses, I think the novella cover should evolve for the full novel, but still be recognizable as a related product.

I made the mistake of going to the Tron premiere... look who else showed up!

As if that wasn't bad enough, Dalglish wasn't about to be outdone...

Apparently Dalglish really enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner... although you all should be thankful you're only seeing this in 2D!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: December 14, 2010, 04:10:13 am »
It is not a cell phone, but this inexpensive Android tablet may interest someone.  The price is right, and with the Kindle app it might serve someone who wants an iPad but doesn't want a fruity device.

Specs are superior to earlier efforts at this we have seen.

Hey Claw, did you ever get a chance to play with your buddy's Augen tablet? I just noticed it was named one of Laptop Mag's Worst Tech Products of 2010! Hahahaha... =)

The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« on: December 13, 2010, 12:06:49 am »
Very nice Jeff... and so much more special than a store-bought gift could ever be!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: December 12, 2010, 07:40:49 pm »
No kidding... 24 hr refund period dropping to 15 mins is a joke. Android already has rampant piracy and now that they are penalizing the few people who actually buy apps, you can bet it's going to get worse.

There are a few thousand on my Photobucket site... see the link in my sig.

The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading (2010)?
« on: December 11, 2010, 03:57:14 pm »
I'm 10% in to Tom Clancy's Dead or Alive... it was $14.99, but I figured that's about what I would have paid for the hardcover at Costco and he's one of my top 5 all-time favorite authors, so it's worth the splurge. Totally forgot what I was missing while he hadn't been writing... loving this book so far! Oh, and if it helps justify the purchase for anyone else, the book is 10,000+ locations, so it's big.

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