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No Ink On My Fingers 9

Do you still read newspapers? I certainly don’t. Well at least not the actual printed editions. It’s been several years since my local newspaper started publishing an online edition. I simply read it at their web site. Last year I sold an auto. At the website I was able to place an ad, upload a ...

The Date Calculator – iPhone App Review

Not many of my readers have pressed the Buy Me A Beer button so I have taken on a temporary job as a 2010 Census Enumerator. The enumeration activity involves determining how old a person was on April 1, 2010. There are several iPhone/iPad apps that will calculate the days from a person’s birth date ...

WordPress iPad App

Dear Readers, As mentioned in my previous post, the WordPress IPhone/iPad app seems to be riddled with problems. This post is simply an attempt to find a work-around so that I can blog from the iPad. If successful, it will be soon deleted. Meanwhile, if a developer should read this, the iPad needs a good ...

The Future Of Flash 1

I had wanted to compose and post this article from my iPad. Unfortunately, the WordPress app is very buggy and pretty useless at this time. The developers should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this product. This blog can be viewed from the Safari browser but any attempt to make a post simply is not ...

Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC

Sadly, Apple has chosen to keep the iPhone/Touch devices ‘closed’ which hinders file transfer to and from the device. In fact, they have ordered the removal of USB file transfer abiliity in several apps including Stanza and Air Sharing. Fortunately, users can still sync files via several popular protocols including WebDAV, FTP, email, and syncing ...

The Apple iPad – My Opinion

A few days ago Apple confirmed the rumor that had been circulating for some time by officially announcing the iPad, a tablet computer. I have owned an iPod Touch since July of 2008, and while I like it very much, it has some features that I dislike and lacks others. Some of these features will ...

eBooks are Catching On

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, reports that sales of electronic copies of Dan Brown’s latest best seller “The Lost Symbol” are exceeding print copies. This announcement is obviously a promotion for both the book and Amazon’s book reading Kindle device. I don’t have a dedicated book reader, but I do have both a computer ...

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU

The Amazon Kindle aroused controversy  in the Internet community this week. Without notice, Amazon deleted at least two George Orwell novels that readers had purchased and downloaded to their Kindle devices. The first surprise to Kindle owners was that Amazon had the ability to do this. If a customer buys an ebook and downloads it ...

More on eBook Formats

In my previous article I talked about the iPhone Stanza and the ePub format that it supports. There are numerous ebook formats, many developed to be used on specific hardware. For example, the .lit format is a proprietary format readable by devices that run some version of Microsoft Reader. Palm devices can read the “plucker” ...

Required Reading 5

A few days ago a friend dropped by with an errand list. On the list was a stop at a local bookstore to pick up a copy of a Mark Twain classic that was required reading for her grandson. Now this particular student owns and iPod touch. I asked her if she realized that most ...