Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Editors' note: This story was first published in July 2010, and has been extensively updated, most recently on December 17, 2012.
Shopping for an e-book reader or a small tablet? At first glance, the task seems daunting -- there are more choices than ever before. The good news is that the list of worthwhile choices is actually fairly short. The even better news? Prices and features are better than ever. When we say "e-book readers," we're now really referring to four classes of products: black-and-white e-ink readers ($69 to $149); 7-inch color LCD media tablets ($150 to $300); midsize color LCD tablets ranging from 7.9 to 9 inches ($269 and up); and full-size color tablets like the iPad (mostly $400 and above). The market for those products has consolidated around a handful of major players: Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Google are the leaders, with companies like Kobo, Samsung, and Sony -- and a host of other Android tablet manufacturers -- bringing up the rear. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
OverDrive Media Console App for iPad Review. I’ve been a fan of ebooks for many years, starting with Peanut Press books on my Handspring Visor Deluxe back around 1999.
After writing code for 9 hours/day for many years, you can imagine my wrists were shot, and I loved ebooks because they weren’t as heavy and hard to hold as a physical book. Most public libraries didn’t lend ebooks back then, so I eventually resigned myself to purchasing everything I wanted to read. When the Sony readers started supporting borrowing books from libraries, I checked to see what titles were available in the Greensboro library – basically none. I had given up on borrowing library books until recently when I posted about the OverDrive Media Console universal app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. The app was free, so I downloaded it and decided I’d give the local library another try. As I mentioned, OverDrive is a universal app, but I decided I’d download it to my iPad 2. My library does offer audiobooks, but I don’t like to listen to them. Product Information. BottleCap Magnet Tutorial. Plastic Cup Lamp.
Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to.
One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects! Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example).
I only needed a couple of things: 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least )600-700 staplesa staplera lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp! That’s all you will need. How do I use Overdrive? Let MORE help. Overview Please note that digital downloads from OverDrive's Digital Download Center can be enjoyed at home, at work, or when you travel, but are generally not for use on the computers in your library.
It is best to access and utilize this service from your home computer with a high speed internet connection. You must have a MORE library card in order to access this service, provided by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. The following types of materials can be checked out and downloaded from the Digital Download Center: Audiobooks in WMA and MP3 formats E-Books in Adobe EPUB and Adobe PDF formats Music Videos A guided tour of this service is available. Back to top Step 1 - Download and install free software You need to download and install the free software that allows you to enjoy the type(s) of materials you are interested in. To download Adobe eBooks on your computer, you need Adobe Digital Editions.
To download OverDrive titles, you need OverDrive Media ConsoleT.