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What do you think about the concept of an e-book?
I'm against it. Books should stay in book form
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I think it's a good idea, but it's not one that I'll be taking up
59%
 59%  [ 16 ]
It's a great idea! Finally, technology has caught up with books! More people are going to start reading! The future is here!
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
It doesn't really matter. All that matters are the words
22%
 22%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I believe most of the usual suspects do security products for Android tablets, but they are limited in their effectiveness compared to PC security products because of the way smartphone OS's are built. However, this architecture also makes smartphone OS's inherently more secure, as long as you get your apps from respectable sources.

You should also be aware of what permissions you are granting to apps - free apps often want access to your personal info, contacts, email addresses etc., which the makers sell on to advertisers.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mike I'm an android novice and don't even know how to use a mobile phone.  Embarassed


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see there is now a touch-screen version of the Kindle...quite desirable...would surely make scrolling through the list of titles to find the one I want a bit easier, and maybe other advantages too...must resist!

It doesn't look as nice as the one I have though - I think it is silver, and I prefer the dark grey, and the 'old' Kindle has nicer lines, to my eye...but maybe I'm just talking myself out of coveting a new one!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evie wrote:
I see there is now a touch-screen version of the Kindle...quite desirable...would surely make scrolling through the list of titles to find the one I want a bit easier, and maybe other advantages too...must resist!

It doesn't look as nice as the one I have though - I think it is silver, and I prefer the dark grey, and the 'old' Kindle has nicer lines, to my eye...but maybe I'm just talking myself out of coveting a new one!


I am sure the new Kindle is easier to navigate, but I do like mine.  I don't feel the need to up-date everything as soon as a newer faster model appears.  I suppose Kindle are competing with the iPad and other tablets...

As you say, Evie, must resist!  Smile



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you all know I have been quite vocal against e readers like the kindle etc. I said I would never buy a Kindle or anything like it, BUT I am now quite tempted to do just that, I have a huge collection of classics which I read but not very often they are tatty dog eared second hand paperbacks which I have always been loathed to part with when I have my yearly purge. but space is a big consideration for me, I only have 3 shelves for my books and I am sure my husband begrudges that - he is not a reader and is always complaining about "my damn books" cluttering up the house. So I am thinking that maybe a kindle is not such a bad idea after all as all my classics which take up more than half of my shelf space could then be condensed into a small electronic space, which fits in my handbag. Plus I believe all the classics are free downloads from Amazon, and even ebooks you have to pay for are considerably cheaper than their paper counterpart, and price is always a huge factor for me when it comes to buying books as I am on a tight budget.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can totally understand that Apple. I bought mine solely for travelling and it makes packing so much easier! Luckily my husband is a reader too so doesn't begrudge my books but they are all over the house!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like an excellent idea, Apple. I just read about a writer who said they love real books but they always take just an e-reader when travelling and have lots of Dickens on it - as usual, I can't remember who this was or where I came across it! I have only one or two new books on my Kindle, the rest are classics that I will get round to reading or re-reading one day. Like you, my classics tend to be old, secondhand but not very nice editions  I picked up at jumble sales etc with the intention of reading at some point, or paperbacks from my student days, now very yellowing, and they would probably fall apart if I tried to read them.

I am currently doing a big cull of books as we are moving house. Last year I said I couldn't envisage having to clear the shelves but now it is happening. I have 5 bookcases, plus several built-in shelves in alcoves. But lots of these are books we've had for years and never look at, film books, nature hardbacks etc. Fiction is a bit more problematic for me to get rid of as I have already trimmed these and given lots away.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think when it comes to my yearly purge, I am more ruthless than most people would be purely because of the limited space I have I sit and think would I read this book again? some are an easy yes and they stay, but ones which are a definate no, or ones which I enjoyed it but I don't think I would read it again go I bag them all up and send them to the charity shop, I think of it as recycling as most of my books come from charity shops in the first place.

I don't have the worry about keeping books I haven't read yet as I cleared my TBR pile last year when I did my challege and actually that helped a lot in purge at the beginning of this year!  I haven't bought many books at all this year though nothing has really grabbed me enough to part with my money.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple, I am in a similar situation to you in that I have lots of books and not enough space, and my husband is not a reader and begrudges them (although my books are generally tidy).  Since having my Kindle, I have found it easier to be a bit ruthless when I have finished reading a book - I don't know why that should be, really.  Perhaps I'm just not buying as many new books, and I don't mind so much getting rid of second-hand or tatty paperbacks.  And although I haven't been abroad for 3 years, I have been able to happily restrict myself to one paperback and one Kindle on my holidays and short breaks this year.

I got the complete Thomas Hardy for something like 99p!

Do go for it!



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the complete Wilkie Collins and the complete William Makepeace Thackeray for 1.92 each (I think it was).  Not only a bargain, but if you were trying to find the books of some of the lesser-known works then you would struggle.

I hear the Kindle Touch can actually be less easy to use, as people find they move forward two or more pages at a time without meaning to do so.  I'm happy to stick with what I have.




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