Posted on 04 June 2011
Books are called the best friends of human beings. They not only help us in passing our idle time in a productive way, but also increase our knowledge about everything. People who have hobby of reading books have their brain activity levels higher than those who not. It provides their brains with stimuli, which increases their thinking powers. Previously, books were only available in a form of bundle of papers, bound together with information in scripted on them with ink. Now a days, the trend is changing. People are using technology to quench their thirst of reading in new and innovative styles. Electronic books, commonly known as eBooks are the biggest example of it.
E-Books And E-Readers
e-book stands for ”electronic book”, they are also known as digital books. They are basically the technological placebos of normal books. In eBook, the text is written in digital form so therefore it requires a medium or a device to read. Previously people used to read eBooks on their Desktops and Laptop personal computers, but now there are several new devices which evolved with the advancement in technology. These devices are known as eReaders, they are specifically designed for reading and are usually with a screen in front, with few keys for operation. One of the most famous eReaders is “Kindle”. eBooks can also be used on various different types of handheld devices like iPods, iPads, PDAs, mobile phones and etc.
Advantages Of E-Books Over Normal Books
Although most people say that they enjoy the classical way of reading books, but they cannot deny that eBooks have many advantages over the normal books.
It has been observed that the eBooks are less expensive as compared to their normal versions available in bookshops.
They are easily accessible, for example if you order a book from website you will have to wait for it until it gets shipped to your place, but in case of eBooks you can instantly download it from website.
They are more easy to carry and can save great space. Read the full story
Posted on 01 June 2011
Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble is considered to be the only competitor for Amazon Kindle DX and Amazon Kindle 3rd generation readers in the market. Without wasting time, the company has launched the 2nd generation Nook eReader named NookColor. These eReader are based on different approach and are a big step ahead.
When we compare the previous model of Nook and different models of Kindle with the latest NookColor we observe that the screen is big 7 inches and fully touch sensitive. The software is also improved and upgraded to Google Android Os 2.1 éclair. Although you cannot install ordinary Android application still some applications which are provided by Barnes and Noble are supported. Honestly that doesn’t make much difference because it is only a dedicated media reading device.
As it is clear from the name that the eReader is related to reading which means that library is essential. Barnes and Noble have provided us almost 2 million reading different reading materials which cost $ 9.99 at maximum. They have also provided us ease of selection. We can read the books for some time before making our choice and purchasing the material. You can also subscribe magazines. A trail period of 14 days is provided for any magazine you like. This a great feature because now can check whether the book or magazine is suitable for you or not. The company has also promised his customers that they will provide downloadable Enhanced Nookbooks including illustrations.
What’s It Good For?
Although the main feature of eReaders is reading stuff still it provides its users entertainment like surfing on internet, get connected online through social networks, listening to your favorite music and playing many games. NookColor is closer to IPad and many tablets to some extend but the eReader is not a replacement of your notebook. You also have to carry a notebook along with any eReader device.
We easily understand the difference between models and devices by considering few stats such as:
The screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad, 3rd Gen Kindle and Nook Color are 6” diagonal, 9.7” diagonal, 6” diagonal and 7” diagonal whereas Touch screen size of 1st Gen Nook, iPad and Nook Color are 3.5” color, 9.7” diagonal, and 7” diagonal correspondingly. Read the full story
Posted on 13 May 2011
Because of the confusion Asus’s eReader caused, being associated with regular tablets, its name has been changed and re-released. ASUS has just officially announced the EEE Note EA800, an intriguing 8 inch eReader which comes with added functionality of a notepad, video and photo camera and an educational tool. Due to this added functionality the EEE Note EA800 is in a league of its own.
Here is the system specification of the EEE Note EA800 taken from the official website:
- Size: 8″, 3:4
- Resolution: XGA, 768×1024, 64 grayscale
- Hardness: 3H, designed for pen
- Touch pen: 256 levels pressure to express different words weight
- Resolution: 0.01mm (2540dpi)
- Accuracy: ±0.4mm with pen vertical / ±3mm with pen tilt 50 degree
- External: Micro SD card slot available, support SD/SDHC (expansion) up to 16GB
- Speaker: mono 1 Watt
- Microphone: high-sensitive
Posted on 07 May 2011
Before launching of ASUS DR900, it had earlier introduced the similar sort of product with the name of ASUS EEE Note EA800. That is actually a blend of eReader and eNotepad. The terminology of eNotepad is somewhat unique which you have not heard on frequent basis. It is actually an intricate learning mechanism.
ASUS EEE Reader DR900
Now ASUS has launched another product with the name of ASUS EEE Reader DR900. It is a very unique product; publicized as the very first nine inches eBook reader. It is not simply an eBook reader, but it can also be utilized not to interpret eBooks as well as the different stuff that you read. It is actually with capacitive touch screen coating built up on the crest of nine inches SiPix electrophoretic display (An electrophoretic display is a type of low-power thin display that is considered a prime example of electronic paper or e-paper reference from: /www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-electrophoretic-display.htm). This is in fact a recent technology introduced by ASUS.
Difference between DR900 and EA800
From the above given introduction, it must be evident that DR900 or EA800 by ASUS are pretty much similar and the difference is of the screen in DR900. This screen matches more closely to eInk as against the LCD equipment. It offers a perked up reading familiarity to your eyes. Besides that, it uses less energy. As far as the battery life is concerned, ASUS EEE Reader DR900 is invented to continue for 4 days, if you use it with Wi-Fi enabled and it can last up to fourteen days, if WI-FI is not used.
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Posted on 06 May 2011
Though internationally Sharp is not considered a huge firm, but still it is a well known and appreciated name by the customers in Japan. Japan is also the originator of Sharp. The company was found in 1912. Its head office is in Osaka. Sharp has quite recently launched two new products. These are the more sophisticated eBook readers from the Galapagos series.
These two new models have 5.5 inches and 10.8 inches screens. The one with small screen is more like a shape of mobile; so it is known as ‘mobile type. The bigger one is renowned as ‘home type’ reader tablet.
Sharp Seems a Serious Competitor
Though sharp has taken a long time in introducing these two new products, but this has established the fact that now sharp has seriously planned to enter the market for the business of e-book and tablet. Hence, it is also a competitor to other big market players of eBook reader and tablet products. The company has lunched Galapagos in Tokyo. In fact Galapagos has a formidable image for Sharp’s cloud-based e-book product as well as the two novel Android equipments.
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Posted on 27 April 2011
The iPhone has made significant progress since it was introduced. Although the interface is brilliantly designed, fast and has an overall feature not found on other mobile operating systems. The most impressive thing is the great number of applications currently exists on the relatively new operating system. The Top 10 apps which are a must have for an iPhone are:
1. Top iPhone Video Game
Super Monkey Ball is one of the most intriguing games for the iPhone. The gameplay is very simple and smooth. The levels are very precise, while being an overall fun game. The point is simple, navigate your Monkey in his Ball form through various navigated levels without falling off the mazes open sides. Priced at $10 it is right for Super Monkey Ball and is worth your money.
2. Best iPhone Streaming Music Application
Pandora.com is one of the best music streaming channels. The program lets you select your favorite band and start streaming their music, along with other bands considered to be close a companion. The best thing about this app is that you can block a song to be never played again if you don’t like it
3. The Most Innovative iPhone Music App
Shazam is a free application with a very simple but quite handy function. If you hold your iPhone to any music source, be it a stereo, TV, etc. Shazam will tell you within seconds about what song you’re listening to, who the artist is, and where to buy it. The users will also be able to view related YouTube videos.
4. Best iPhone Internet / Mobile Search App
The Google App for the iPhone is a very dedicated search app, while searching the internet users can also search their phone for items such as Contacts, Applications, etc. This app also features smart search, essentially as you enter letters the available programs that match those letters will appear first in search results.
5. Best iPhone Location Based Software
The app developed by The Omni Group is an example of a perfect “Location Based Organizer.”
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