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Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices – PEDs – aboard flights on most US based carriers, throughout the entirety of their air journey, by the end of this year.

The retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»


The Future of Publishing

Posted: June 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Naked Truth, Read A Book, Standout | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Future of Publishing

The Future of Publishing

PART ONE: The behemoth that is AMAZON

The e-book has been called the biggest change to publishing since the printing press, and perhaps its biggest challenge. And although digital publishing is still a relatively small business in Australia, sales of ebooks and digital reading tablets are expected to bust all previous sales records this Christmas.

So does this mean death for the humble hard copy book, will we all be reading only from screens in years to come? It’s a stupefying question that publishers and technorati have been pitching back and forth  for the past 5 years, can paper, print and pixels live together?

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995, twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the Kindle ebook reader and promptly began selling ebooks. By July 2010, Amazon ebook sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, ebooks overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on Amazon.com. Today, less than four years after introducing ebooks, Amazon.com now sells more ebooks than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined ::

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AMAZON KINDLE FIRE: Let the Tablet Wars Begin!

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Android, Apple, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Hardware, Kindle, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AMAZON KINDLE FIRE: Let the Tablet Wars Begin!

Let the Tablet Wars Begin: Amazon’s unveiling of the Kindle tablet will certainly shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad – which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it launches itself into the ubergadget world…

Before Amazon even had a chance to release the Kindle Fire at their press event, the big news had already slipped out. The Amazon Kindle Fire will be a 7-inch Android tablet with a $199 price tag. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took center stage to unveiled the company’s latest branding icon. Slotted for release on November 15, 2011, the Kindle Fire is about to shake it up. Read the full article »»»»


10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Kindle, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10,000 U.S. Libraries to Lend eBooks

KINDLELibraries have always embraced technology, from the Dewey Decimal System, computerised cataloging and solid public internet access, libraries are a hive of techo-activity.

The row upon row of racked books have left libraries with a stuffier image, hiding the technological machinations behind their operation. The ability to search a catalogue online means we no longer have to trip down to the local library to see if a book we’re after is available or not.

Just to prove they are in the swing, libraries across the U.S. are now allowing  bookworms to borrow a book from the comfort of their favourite armchair. More than 10,000 local libraries in the U.S. are set to lend eBooks that can be viewed on Kindle eReaders as well as devices running the Kindle App.

To borrow an eBook, all you’ll need is your library card and an Amazon account . Head to your local library’s website, find the book you’re after and select “Send to Kindle” to check out the book :: Read the full article »»»»