For those who have been considering the purchase of a Fire Tablet, now may be the time. Amazon issued a press release in mid-May announcing a flurry of news about the extremely popular Fire tablet lineup. As you may know, these gadgets come in various configurations and sizes, and they combine the convenience of a portable e-reader with other features. There are Fire tablets especially designed for children, for instance, as well as Fire devices that allow you to not just read but also shop online, play games, send and receive email, and even watch videos.
A new e-reader is always good news for those who love to read. But one of the most recent to hit the market is making a huge splash – but nobody’s electronics are getting drenched in the process. Just in time for beach and swimming pool season – or heading off to go kayaking in the mountains or canoeing on a lake somewhere in between – Kobo has upgraded its waterproof e-reader. Their timing for the release is perfect. Now is when everyone is downloading their beach-books and those novels that pair so well with poolside umbrella drinks.
eReaders are amazingly convenient, portable, and useful. But they are, of course, based on electrical circuitry like so many of today’s innovative digital technology gadgets. That means that you need to have a steady source of that juice, either by plugging the e-reader gadget into an electrical outlet or by charging it with some kind of other device. But it can also help if you know a few tips and tricks to reduce how much energy the device uses. That way you can help conserve its power and enable it to stay charged for longer periods of time
Ever since e-books and e-reader devices entered the marketplace to compete with less convenient conventional printed books, the technology has evolved at breakneck speed. Within just 10 years the quality of the electronic print has been dramatically enhanced, and lots of new features and innovations have been made available. Meanwhile the price of e-readers has plummeted while the quality and variety of options has significantly increased. You can buy basic e-readers, ones that also allow you to check your email or surf the web, and even ones that deliver videos and other kinds of specialized multimedia content…while enabling
In our last blog we talked about how easy, affordable, and convenient it can be to author your own book if you publish it as an e-book versus a traditional printed book. You can delegate the production part of that process to a graphic designer who will handle the technical aspects of putting it all together with the right format, font, graphics, and visual style. But you can also use some very user-friendly software packages to manage that part of the project yourself, if you want a more hands-on involvement.
That can give you a greater sense of