Tag Archives: Amazon Kindle

Why won’t Amazon give up on hardware?

Since Apple had their big fall announcement yesterday regarding the new iPad and iPhone updates/features, as usual the hardware news belongs to Apple and not Amazon. In a recent report Amazon did sort of not announce that this holiday season … Continue reading

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New mobile ‘Apperating’ systems are changing the way we use our smart phones

Give Wired Magazine the credit for coming up with the term ‘Apperating system’ as it applies to the home screens and general navigation on smart phone devices.  Writer @ryantate did an excellent job in his June 2013 article, explaining the concept … Continue reading

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The Kindle Fire can’t be the best that Amazon can do

Even before I had bought the original Kindle in 2007 (this was pre-iPad days if you’ll recall), I had been a longtime fan of Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com.   Back in the 1990’s I bought some Amazon.com stock @ $11/share only … Continue reading

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Will I ever buy another laptop again?

On Tuesday October 23rd Apple introduced its smaller tablet called the iPad Mini. Later this week Microsoft is launching its new tablet called the Microsoft Surface. It will run on software called RT (not the forthcoming Windows 8) at first … Continue reading

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I want to scratch the Microsoft Surface

As recently as last week I was talking with some friends about how I’d be interested in buying a tablet computer – but not the ones on the market today. Yes that includes that Apple iPad 3. It’s not as … Continue reading

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An extinguished Kindle is of no use

When I travel with my original Amazon Kindle I am content to know that I have more ‘content’ than I could ever read if I did nothing but read for two weeks straight. It’s still a bit aggravating that during … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Tablet – I think I may try it

I don’t consider myself a technology nut although there are those that might disagree. For instance I do not own an iPhone (although I am moving closer to breaking down each and every day), nor an iPad. Actually I don’t … Continue reading

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Reading is fundamental but how do you decide what to read?

When I travel one of the things I look forward to is the opportunity to read novels – both fiction and non-fiction. This is in contrast to what I read when I am not traveling. Three newspapers a day, countless … Continue reading

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You can’t have a signed copy of an e-book

I received a nice gift from a good friend and associate last week. It was a signed copy of restaurateur Danny Meyer’s 2006 book ‘Setting the Table’ (very good book too). I didn’t know it was signed until I opened … Continue reading

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Borders Books and Barnes & Noble getting together

My first thought when I read it Tuesday morning in the New York Times http://nyti.ms/dEthVh was – what took so long? The bookstore market has been shrinking for years and to have these two companies beat each other up for … Continue reading

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