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Consumer Reports is one of the original paywall publications, and for good reason—they don’t take outside advertising or have corporate sponsors, and they are complete geeks when it comes to thoroughly testing every product they review. (Believe me, I’ve visited … Continue reading

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PCMag calls Nook Touch the new king of ereaders

Has the Kindle 3 been beaten by Barnes & Noble’s elegant new touchscreen Nook? Yes, says PCMag: it’s smaller, lighter, and more user friendly, with the same Pearl E Ink screen. Continue reading

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Kindle still on top in latest Consumer Reports tests

With so many ebook devices from both new and established companies hitting the market this year, I keep waiting for Amazon’s Kindle to slip from the top spot. According to Consumer Reports, however, it’s still the best bang for your … Continue reading

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The iPad: a beautiful ebook reader for people with strong arms

For the second time since it went on sale, I got a chance to spend a lot of time with an iPad earlier this week. I still think it’s gorgeous, and I still love that it’s using the iPhone operating … Continue reading

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Thinking of buying a Kindle? Wait until August

So here’s the latest round of news/rumors on the Kindle: last week, Bloomberg announced that two anonymous people confirmed there will be a thinner, faster Kindle released in August. It won’t have a color screen or use touchscreen technology, but … Continue reading

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Getting started with Kindle, Part IV

Here’s the last installment of the Kindle 101 getting started guide, and if you’ve made it this far then you already know how the Kindle works and how to get started. Today’s final part addresses some of the most frequently … Continue reading

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Getting started with Kindle, Part III

Part 3 of the Kindle 101 guide is more fun than the other parts, mainly because I drew pictures. Below are a few examples of how the Kindle system works, including buying, deleting, and bookmarking Kindle ebooks.   Part 3 … Continue reading

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Getting started with Kindle, Part II

Today, in Part 2 of a 4-part Kindle 101 series, I want to explain how to get started. If you think you have to spend hundreds of dollars to start buying and reading Kindle books, you’ll be happy to know … Continue reading

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