Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

TV: The Following, Episode Two

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Galaxy Note 8.0 Pricing Puzzle

Several reports today about the leaked alleged price of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0. I cut to the chase and went to the main source, which turned out to be Staples(!) in Germany.

Here is that listing:

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eBillions Of eBooks

Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 22% to $21.27 Billion

Jeff Bezos honks:

We’re now seeing the transition we’ve been expecting. After 5 years, eBooks is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast — up approximately 70% last year. In contrast, our physical book sales experienced the lowest December growth rate in our 17 years as a book seller, up just 5%. We’re excited and very grateful to our customers for their response to Kindle and our ever expanding ecosystem and selection.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Just five years for that to happen.

And Bezos was expecting it.

While the Big Six/Four clutched their pearls and did nothing.

What were they expecting? Illegal collusion to save them?

Wake up, move fast, or die.

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Philips: Killed By Microsoft

Philips Exits Consumer Electronics

Their end began when they invested heavily in the Windows CE-based “Palm-Size PC,” producing the sleek-looking Nino.

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Galaxy Note 10.1 Can Multi-Window All Apps Now

When the Galaxy Note 10.1 was finally available, it got scragged in just about every review. The heart of the beatings were about the limited functionality of its key multi-windowing feature. It was basically limited to apps from Samsung.

It seems that hackers have taken that limitation and thrown it away with a new custom ROM that allows all apps to use multi-windowing. Drool over the video:

Notice how it can now do split-screen better than Windows 8! There’s no fixed pane resize, it’s entirely up to the user. That’s how Windows 8 should have worked all along.

From being a tablet I never would have considered before, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is now back in my decision tree. This also gives me a lot of hope for the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0. Hackers could likely modify this ROM to work on that and make it crazy useful.

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Recommended: Toogles

Toogles is an alternative interface to YouTube.

It is wicked fast, even on my crap PC.

I’ve found it so useful for quickly searching YouTube that it’s now a bookmark right next to YouTube on my browser bar and I go to it first for searching.

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