Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Google Books PDF On HTC Flyer

Despite the title I’ve given this post, it should be considered Paperback Book Versus 7″ Tablet, Part Two (see Part One).

Steve “Chippy” Paine of Carrypad did a live video review of the HTC Flyer 7″ Android tablet this afternoon.

And he tested the Google Books PDF I always use — Success: A Novel [Google Books; Google Docs] — in both Adobe Reader X and in the PDF Viewer that is bundled with the Flyer.

Results after the break.

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Filed under Android, Digital Book, eBooks: General, Google, Google Books PDFs, Kobo Reader, Other Hardware, Video

HP TouchPad Shows Up At Best Buy Site

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HP TouchPad

Ah, this is good!


Filed under webOS

Amazon Replies To 1969 Bug Query

Via email (within an hour of asking!):

I’m sorry for the trouble you’ve had with your Kindle application for PC. It’s a known issue and our technical team are working on a solution for this problem.

As long as they’re working on it.

I’m not foaming at the mouth about it because in my dealings with Amazon, they’ve been bloody flawless.

In fact, they’ve been incredible!

Previously here:

The Kindle For PC 1969 Bug


Filed under Amazon Kindle

Into The RSS Stream Again

Why do I bother to do this to myself?

RSS has failed for me with Google Reader.

It’s failed for me with Opera.

Today I discovered the Live Bookmark feature of Firefox.

All I have to do is look at a Bookmark to see new headlines.

No more (very, very slow) hopping from site to site.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

Update: It turns out the default is to check a feed every hour. That’s worthless. So I found an Add-On that improves the experience and now will check feeds every five minutes and also lets me mark everything as Read. We’ll see how this goes.

Update 2: Oh yes. This is working wonderfully! No more jumping to a site to see something I’m not interested in or finding out there’s nothing new. The acid test will be coming up later. Having feeds checked while I’m in a live chat session with streaming video incoming.


Filed under Blog Notes

Amazon Makes First App Exclusivity Move

Amazon Android Appstore starts platform dominance with exclusivity

Let me remind everyone of my past post:

Apple’s Next Greedy Move: Exclusivity

This kind of thing is not good for anyone.

Developers and companies that agree to this are helping to put a corporate noose around their own necks.

I will repeat this until all of you are wearing it on T-shirts:

Nature does not like monopolies.

Nature does not grant monopolies.

Monopolies fail.


Filed under Android, Digital Overthrow, Friction, Marketing

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 Priced!

J&R website listing:

Update: Later the same day. Apparently that listing has been disappeared. Another premature J&R leak? Now you see why I screensnap things!

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I wonder if J&R will carry the 16GB model too?

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Filed under Android, Other Hardware