Traveling With Your Kindle (updated)

The new Kindle, Wi-Fi and 3G, from Amazon

Updated September 2010 The Kindle is an electronic book reader available from Amazon. I have been using a Kindle since it was first released in December 2007 and I highly recommend it. The new Kindles (released in 2010), the Kindle Wi-Fi and Kindle 3G (free 3G + Wi-Fi), work in many countries. There are no “roaming” charges if you use the Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet for downloading when traveling in Europe. Read more … Continue reading Traveling With Your Kindle (updated)

Kindle 1 and Kindle 2

Kindle

The new Kindle has arrived in Santa Fe! The packaging is gorgeous. The Kindle 2 is thinner and better designed (paging buttons are easier to use) than the Kindle 1. The screen is the same size but the print is crisper. Turn it on and it knows who you are. Download all the books you have on the Kindle 1 from Amazon to the Kindle 2 – and you are ready to go. It even … Continue reading Kindle 1 and Kindle 2

Traveling With Your Kindle

The new Kindles, Wi-Fi and 3G, from Amazon

Updated September 2010 – this blog post is out of date The Kindle is an electronic book reader available from Amazon. I have been using a Kindle since it was first released in December 2007 and I highly recommend it. The new Kindles (released in 2010), the Kindle Wi-Fi and Kindle 3G (free 3G + Wi-Fi), work in many countries. There are no “roaming” charges if you use the Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet … Continue reading Traveling With Your Kindle

Use Twitter to Get Alerts for UK Train Service

This blog post is out of date. TechCrunch has a story today about using Twitter to follow weather and train service in the UK. As snow hits the UK the Twitter mashups storm in, TechCrunch, Mike Butcher, Feb 2, 2009. “There‚Äôs nothing like a breaking news event to show off the usefulness of Twitter. Today large swathes of the UK were blanketed in snow, but the Twitter feeds and mashups came to the rescue of … Continue reading Use Twitter to Get Alerts for UK Train Service

Are You Twittering?

Twitter – it’s the latest social networking thing! (Okay, it was the latest thing last year, but I just found out about it.) Twitter is a new type of social networking site based on micro-blogging. Sign up, set up your profile, find your “friends”, and do short 140 character maximum posts. It is strangely captivating. Twitter was founded by Evan Williams who created Blogger (now owned by Google) and Biz Stone (also worked on Blogger … Continue reading Are You Twittering?

BBC TV shows on iTunes (but only in the UK!)

I travel with my iPod loaded up with TV shows and movies that I watch on the iPod or with the iPod hooked up to aTV set using a Monster cable (takes output from the iPod and displays it on a TV set). * Blog entry updated Feb 24 with new info on this cable. The image quality of the TV shows is very good and it is convenient watching them this way. If you … Continue reading BBC TV shows on iTunes (but only in the UK!)