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Now I know the Kindle isn’t an iPad but, I still love it just the same and I don’t own and iPad. This looks to be a very significant update and am looking forward to it. I am loving the social aspect of the update. Being able to share quotes from the books with my friends and family on both Twitter and Facebook is going to be very fun. Thanks Amazon for keeping the Kindle relevant for me and making my reading experience that much more enjoyable.

Kindle Version 2.5 Overview

The 2.5 software update for Kindle and Kindle DX is coming soon. We are rolling out the new software update to a limited group of Kindle users and plan a broad release in late May 2010. Check back here for updates on the release schedule.

Here’s a list of the coming enhancements:

Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections.

PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.

Password Protection: Password protect your Kindle when you’re not using it.

More Fonts & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.

Facebook & Twitter Posts: Share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.

Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you’re reading.

via Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Updates.

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Ummmm yeah. Thanks Shane for pointing me in the direction of this story. I think Carol has lost her mind. Let me just think of somethings other than search Google is known for. Now this will not be an all inclusive list but it’s a good start.

  1. YouTube
  2. Gmail
  3. Maps
  4. Earth
  5. Buzz
  6. Reader
  7. Chrome
  8. Chrome OS
  9. Android

Come on Carol. It doesn’t matter how many straws you reach for you are going to come up a little short when you try to compare yourself to Google. Google is an unstoppable machine. Now I must come clean and tell you that I am a HUGE Google fan. Now they had a few mishaps lately  ahem “Buzz”. but soon recovered and came back even stronger.

Yahoo chief Carol Bartz sees trouble for Google

Carol BartzCarol Bartz took over the company from its founder Jerry Yang in 2009

Google will have “a problem” if it does not diversify its business, the head of Yahoo has told BBC News.

Carol Bartz said that Google would have to “do a lot more than search” and suggested that it would have to “grow a company the size of Yahoo every year”.

Ms Bartz made the comments when asked if Yahoo’s sprawling network of sites and services had a defined brand image.

via BBC News – Yahoo chief Carol Bartz sees trouble for Google.

Ok, if this works as good as they say this is pretty amazing. The price is definitely right too.

While netbooks have slim and lightweight designs, their touchpads are often too small, unresponsive, and uncomfortable to use. Installing a touchscreen eliminates those frustrations and adds a whole new world of functionality. With our guidance, you’ll be surfing the Web, flicking through photos, and updating your Twitter feed with a finger.

You’ll find a plethora of options for third-party netbook touchscreens online, but we recommend FidoHub.com. The site offers kits—which include all of the necessary components—for major netbook brands such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, and others. We purchased the $96.08 Solderless Easy and Fun TouchKit for ASUS EeePC 1000/1000H/1000HD/1000HE for our ASUS Eee PC 1000H.

Note: Adding a touchscreen will void your netbook’s warranty, and the upgrade will take about three hours to complete.

Before you get started, gather these items:

Touchscreen kit from FidoHub.com, including the display, wires, and drivers

Flat head screwdriver

Phillips head screwdriver

Tray for keeping loose screws

via LAPTOP Magazine – Product reviews, tech news, buying guides, and more.

Here at IJWtFI, we like computers. We like computer stuff. We also don’t like Apple, for many reasons. Until the rise to stardom in 2000-2002, Apple lurked in the shadows, plotting its nefarious technological revolution, waiting for the right time to attack. The time has come. Apple has managed possibly the greatest marketing campaign in history, in which its customers are entranced by Apple’s perfection and innovation and inspired to be overly pretentious *ssholes.  It also helps that the media is utterly infatuated with the company. Fact: If you own an Apple, you automatically gain at least 50 IQ points and suddenly the smell of your own farts becomes strangely pleasant and addictively sweet.

All new product launches achieve unprecedented turnouts. Why?! It doesn’t make sense. I certainly imagine that the fanboys wait in line just to say they waited at the feet of Steve Jobs. That’s the only reason.

Granted, its products are innovative. The iPod was innovative, the iPhone was innovative, but the manner of upgrades/updates, pricing, and marketing are only misleading and deceptive for consumers, yet somehow everyone adores the punishment. It’s like an abusive relationship. Apple’s “planned obsolescence” or “forced upgrades” are glorified when they should be damned.

via Why Apple Sucks | I Just Want to Fit In.

Wow. I would have to agree with everything in this post. IJWTFI hit the nail square on the head. What gets me is how can these Mac Drones fit in when such a small percentage of tech users in the world use any kind of Apple device? I got news for ya Fanbois. Steve Jobs is not the second coming of Christ!!.

My AppBrain

Posted: April 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here’s a list of all the apps I have on my Eris phone right now.

I was turned onto this site from a friend of mine. This is a truly inspiring site dedicated to landscape photography. Marian’s shots are just amazing. The way he is able to capture light and a certain mood is astounding. If you are looking for some inspiration to get you motivated for your next photo or just want to see some incredible photography, this is the place to go.

The whole planet” the Earth” is a wonderful original with its wonders and specialities, which cannot be replaced and copied. It is our home. It used to be the Paradise and the magic place of the first people. Nowadays the situation is quite different. That is why there are many people who long for some changes of the situation. Despite of that you can still find beautiful places on the Earth even these days, which give us some hope that the Earth will never be destroyed and people will try to look after their home as much as they can. My “Panoramatta” will remind the mountain lovers the fact who is hidden behind all of that. In the difference with my photos, in reality they are the “originals” of the very intelligent “Creator” whom I admire myself and I always return back to “His” mountains with my great respect. With the hope to find and catch something what all the people without any difference have longed for. At least for a very short moment to see “the Lost Paradise”, which will be recorded and preserved thanks to the photographs and techniques.

via MATTAweb.com – Marian Matta, photographer.


									

Work Smart | Fast Company

Posted: February 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Congratulations to Gina for landing a killer job at Fast Company. I am a huge fan of Gina’s and I’m so glad to have another avenue to follow and learn from her. Please do yourself a favor and stop in and you will definitely learn something.  For some reason Smarterware.org was not mentioned in the following Bio. If anyone has used the Better Gmail plug-in for Firefox you can thank Gina for that.

Gina Trapani is the award-winning author, blogger, and programmer whose work translates cutting-edge technology into insights that boost personal productivity. Gina was the founding editor of Lifehacker.com, the seminal blog which garnered nominations for Blog of the Decade and yielded the best-selling book, Upgrade Your Life, a compendium of the best lessons from the thousands-strong Lifehacker community.

Through her work co-hosting This Week in Google, creating platforms for customizing Google’s web applications, and writing The Complete Guide to Google Wave, she’s become the foremost independent voice on the technology efforts of web titan Google. Her writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Wired, PC World and Macworld magazines, leading to profiles of her work in venues ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. A popular and in-demand public speaker, Gina has given feature presentations and keynote speeches at first-tier events like the Web 2.0 Expo. Fast Company named her one of the Most Influential Women in Technology, and Wired magazine awarded her its prestigious Rave Award in 2006.

(Gina also hates talking about herself and thanks the good friend who wrote this bio for her.)

via Work Smart | Fast Company.