06. May 2010

New version 3.3 of Foxit PDF reader

Foxit provides solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, securing PDF documents and eReader devices. They just announced the release of Foxit PDF Reader Version 3.3. The new verson of Foxit Reader further enhances PDF document viewing security by implementing a Safe Mode feature.
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01. May 2010

Kindle for PC update

I recently stated in a forum that I prefer to de-DRM the Amazon ebooks and read them on the PC with mobipocket reader instead of Kindle for PC, because the mobipocket reader is so much more convenient. But the last update for the Kindle for PC from Amazon brought the Kindle for PC closer to mobipocket reader but still does not catch up.

But I have to admit that Amazon added some pretty big improvements and they are promising even more improvements.

The improvements are:

  • Ability to create and edit notes and highlights. Always wondered why Kindle for PC lacked this important function, since it is much more useful to do that kind of stuff on the PC and later sync it to the Kindle.
  • Brightness Controls. Nice!
  • Full Screen Reading. Also nice!
  • Background Color Setting. White on black (night mode), black on white, and sepia.

The overall reading experience is much better than before, the Night Mode is great for night reading and easy on the eyes, the Sepia imitates a book and is preferable to black text on a white background.

There are more new features to come:

  • Search function– search in a book or across your Kindle library.
  • Two Page Reading Mode. I use that with mobi reader since I got a 16:9 Monitor.
  • Zoom and rotate images. Kindle DX already has this function.
  • Collections – same as announced for the 2.5 Kindle software.

Kindle for Mac is slated to get some improvements including -

  • Create Notes and Highlights.
  • Search.
  • Zoom.

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22. April 2010

Free Amazon Kindle Book: Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices

Donwload this 5 star reviewed eBook for free from Amazon.com

What people say:

“This is an excellent book that tells the truth about how much injustice and harm we do to others without knowing it”

“Everyday Justice” is a must for environmentally focused social issues collections.”

“For anyone trying to live more righteously and more justly, this is the book for you.”

Book Description

“Living justly is an overwhelming task these days. How do I know whether the coffee I’m drinking was fairly grown? Or whether my jeans were made by a twelve-year-old? It’s daunting, and we’re tempted toward apathy. That’s why Julie Clawson has done us such a service in writing Everyday Justice–in readable, compelling prose, she lays out the truth behind some of the products we use every day, and she gives us practical steps for living justly in a consumeristic age. She avoids guilt trips and writes personally. This book is needed and deserves a wide readership.”

Product Description

Where does your chocolate come from? Does it matter if your coffee is fair trade or not? It matters–more than you might think.Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste.

How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle, the more just our world will be.

Everyday justice is one way of loving our neighbors.We can live more ethically, through the little and big decisions we make every day. Here’s how.

About the Author

Julie Clawson (M.A., intercultural studies, Wheaton College Graduate School) is a writer, blogger, and moderator of the Emerging Women and Emerging Parents blogs. She has been a church planter and copastor of Via Christus Community Church in Yorkville, Illinois. She and her family live in Austin, Texas.

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10. March 2009

Sony: 20,000 Blu-ray players with BRAVIA LCD TV purchases

Sony gives away one of 20,000 BDPS550 Blu-ray player as a bonus for every sold BRAVIA LCD TV.

The promotion begins on 16 March 2009.

The Sony’s BDP-S550 regularily costs about $649. It will provide real Full HD enjoyment to owners of these TVs.
The player also features 7.1 channel audio capability, Bonus View and BD-Live.

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23. February 2009

Free MP3 Player

German gadget seller  Pearl gives away a free mp3-player from the manufacturer Hama.

The device surely is not a high-end-player like iPod and Co. but it’s free of charge on the other side.

The player has no integrated memory but a SD-card-slot instead. It is compatible to MMC and SD cards up to a size of 2 GB.

Lots of people have collected big numbers of these small memory chips, like I did myself, in any memory size. For those the player could be an interesting choice. Especially when you want to go outside and do some downhilling with your bike, you probably wont take your invaluable iPod-Touch with you.

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