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Will 2010 be the year of the e-reader ? It sure looks that way. Amazon continues to improve its popular Kindle lineup, and Barnes & Noble claims it can't keep up with customer demand for its new Nook e-reader.
E-Book stores are myriad with the top stores getting most of the sales, while the smaller stores get little attention. Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Sony are the leading e-book market places on the internet. But what if you do not have a Kindle, Nook or Sony E-Reader? Here are two different E-Book stores you have probably never heard of, but there are allot of positive factors about them. Books on Board One of the highest rated e-book stores on the internet.
by Stevie Smith - Mar 17 2010, 14:02 Blink and you'll miss it as the iPad looms large. Image: Spring. Considering the momentum and high-profile reputations attributed to eBook devices such as the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and Barnes & Noble Nook, you’d be forgiven for envisioning only obscurity for the oddly named Spring Alex electronic book reader. However, emerging from CES 2010 with the honour of being crowned Best eReader by Laptop Magazine, the twin-screened Alex is perhaps worthy of a second look and a closer inspection.
What you’ve perhaps never considered is how useful a personal wiki can be for everyday life. A wiki can act exactly like a to-do list, but with the ability to branch off any complex task to its own page. A wiki can also contain your contact list, detailed information about ongoing projects and any other piece of information you can think of – and do so in an organized manner. The Zim wiki is an open-source program available for Linux and Windows, and it’s a great way to build a simple desktop wiki. Best of all, it’s named after the single greatest cartoon character in history.
I personally love the Dropbox file sharing program, and it’s not hard to explain why “” instant synchronization across all three major platforms is inherently awesome. Drop a file into your Dropbox on one computer and it shows up almost instantly on all your other computers, be it at home or work. MakeUseOf writers have highlighted Dropbox’s virtues more than once.
Speech-to-text software, sometimes known as dictation software, is something that lets you talk to the computer in some form and have the computer react appropriately to what you are saying. This is totally different to text-to-speech software , which is software can read out text already in the computer. Command and Control Software There are two types of speech-to-text software available.
So WSO2's Mashup Server has finally been released . As I've blogged before, this is a very exciting product for a number of reasons. My first mashup is now public at mooshup.com , the hosted online version of WSO2 Mashup Server, where anyone can get an account and start kicking the tyres of this revolutionary technology. The mashup is really simple, but it illustrates some of the power of the platform. I have two independent "services", a Grocery List service and a Grocery Prices service (Click the "Try it" link on each) . The idea is that I create my grocery list independently knowing only what products I need and the quantities of each that I need.
Cloud.com --which until now was known as VMops--is launching on Tuesday the latest salvo in the battle for cloud computing adoption and mindshare as it releases a new product and changes its name. In addition to rebranding the company as Cloud.com, the company is releasing the latest version of its CloudStack software under both open-source and commercial licenses. (Note: I struggled with both the .com in the name and hitching entirely to "cloud" until they explained that it's great for market and search results.) Cloud.com describes CloudStack as "an integrated software solution that enables enterprises and service providers to quickly and easily build Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) clouds." Basically, this means that data center service providers and enterprises alike can now deploy new types of services based on cloud principles and offer them to their customers and end users.