I was one of the lucky ones, week before last, and probably one of the last lucky ones too. When I ordered my engraved iPad (3rd generation) from the apple.com store on the 8th of March, my invoice told me I’d receive it on March 16th – the first day it became available in stores. Within hours, I had heard of the shipping times slipping 2 – 4 days to deliver on the 18th and 20th.
I won’t deny that I was excited to see what the all the hype was about. There had been talk of the retina display since the iPad 2 was released last year and a lot of people were disappointed that the iPad 2 had not been graced with it. To be honest, I think when Apple releases a new product now, there are just those people who must complain and grumble about what the new product doesn’t have and won’t do. The iPad 2 was what the first generation iPad should have been, in my opinion, and Apple “fixed” that problem by releasing [ more ]
And just as we were getting comfortable with the Kindle Touch, here comes a rumor that Amazon is getting set to produce color e-Ink devices sometime this year.
In 2009, there was speculation about a color e-Ink Kindle in the offing while the first generation Kindle stock started dwindling to nothing. It was shot down by Bezos himself saying that he had seen the mockups and they weren’t pretty. He went on to say that a color e-Ink Kindle was “multiple years” away. This is 2012 and not, by any stretch of the imagination, “multiple” years … a mere 3. Could Bezos have been a little pessimistic about how soon the tech industry pulls up its socks?
As a gadget geek, I am intrigued with what a color e-Ink screen is likely to look like. The image in the linked article may or may not be an example image of a color e-Ink screen, there is no credit for the image so there is no way to tell for sure. However, I [ more ]
Having just received our “office” Nook, I am still in geek-mode noting the differences between the two devices.
One of the things that struck me when I first connected the Nook to the computer was the directory structure is completely different from the Kindle’s structure.
The Kindle’s folder structure looks like this on my iMac:
For me, as a long-time Kindle user, the directory structure is intuitive. The “audible” directory is where audio-books are, the “documents” directory is the main directory for eBooks, the “music” directory is where we can put music to listen to while we read and the “tts” directory is an obscure system folder with system specific items inside – a directory we dare not venture into or alter in anyway. It just doesn’t concern us.
I won’t show you the contents of my “documents” folder, because from experience, it can look like chaos. Essentially, all you will see in this directory is files with a “.mobi” or “.azw” extension plus additional directories or files with the same name as the book. For example, [ more ]