Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

Getting Over China And Other Blog Notes

This is your periodic reminder to go to TECHTablets for the latest China tablet news and reviews. This one I found interesting: A Chinese Tablet After 7 Months. Is It Failing To Bits & Does it Hold Charge?.

I used to check Weibo every day. I’m no longer doing that. Unless something pops up on GizmoChina or GizChina or PadNews, I just can’t be bothered any longer. iPad Mini clones from China are dead. Neither Onda nor Ramos — one of the first two out of the gate with them — have announced new ones, nor will they. And I expect iPad clones not to go into 2016 as the remaining China tablet makers try to jump on the new popularity of the Surface and produce Surface clones.

Wednesday will be Singles’ Day in China, the big sales day. Here’s another disappointment for readers: I won’t be covering that this year. My general lack of interest combined with IRL crap that will keep me away from the keyboard most of the day are the reasons for that.

I’m surprised Xiaomi hasn’t announced a MiPad 2 before the 11/11 sales day. How many of the first tablet are still sitting in the warehouse?

There haven’t been enough developments on the Nook Glowlight Plus rooting front to warrant daily posts. This isn’t good.

The only things I’m waiting to see are the rumored Axon Max and the upcoming Huawei Mate 8.


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Confirmed: Nook Glowlight Plus Updated For Adobe Digital Editions

At Mobileread forums, TheDudeJoe:


Got another update.

Software Version

Platform Version 45.1.8_user

now under Settings > Account & Profile there is a “Adobe DRM Settings option.

There I added my Adobe ID, but still can’t get the NOOK to show up in ADE

Previously here:

Nook Glowlight Plus: Updated For Adobe Digital Editions?

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Doctor Who Is Now An Asshole


It took me this long to finally watch part two. Because at the time, I peeked at that opening and I couldn’t go further.

I’m sure there was some clever point about cause and effect in the story, but Capaldi — they can make an entire episode without him and I wouldn’t see the difference. There’s no Doctor Who in Doctor Who any more. Just some asshole who barely registers on the screen.

God have mercy on us. Have him regenerate at the end. Into Michelle Gomez!

Previously here:

Doctor Who: Under The Lake
Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar
Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice


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Thunderbirds Are Go: Relic


I wasn’t going to do another post. But …

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