Today on the show we talk about the Stop Online Piracy Act, Protect IP Act, andÂ the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
We also talk about iPhone overtaking Blackberry, Amazon Kindle Phone, iTunes Music Match Goes Live, and Jadon’s Cell Phone Life
Today on The Technothusiasts Show, we talk about the new Nook Tablet (again), Google+ Pages Now Available, Gmail App for Blackberry End-of-Life Coming November 22nd.
We also talk about Â about Firefox 8, Adobe Ending Flash Support for Mobile, Google Saying They Started Android Before iPhone, and T-Mobile’s Quarterly Results.
ByÂ Amar ToorÂ Â postedÂ Oct 24th 2011 8:38AM
“Great looking books.” That’s whatÂ AmazonÂ is promising to deliver with Kindle Format 8 (KF8) — a new, HTML5-based file format forÂ KindleÂ books. According to the company, KF8 will allow publishers to produce picture books, comics and graphic novels with greater ease, thanks to theÂ platform’s rich formatting capabilities and design elements. In fact, this format brings more than 150 new formatting tools to the table, including fixed layouts, nested tables, sidebars and Scalable Vector Graphics, among others. It should be noted, however, that audio and video are not included on the list of supported HTML tags and CSS elements. At first, content creators will only be able to use KF8 for theÂ Kindle FireÂ tablet, though Amazon says it’ll gradually expand to its entire lineup of devices and apps “in the coming months.” No word yet on when KF8 will become available as an update to Amazon’s Kindle Publisher Tools suite, but you can find more details at the source link, below.
ByÂ Mat SmithÂ Â postedÂ Oct 16th 2011 8:31AM
Amazon has pushed out a new update for theÂ Kindle 3, now operating under the alias of the Kindle Keyboard. This gives the well-buttoned e-reader access to some of the cloud features found on its freshly unboxedÂ younger brother, and includes the ability to view any archived documents, notes and highlights you’ve added to that intangible pile of books and articles. You’ll need to tether the Kindle to your PC, point your browser towards Amazon, and download the file corresponding to the right region and model. Excitable annotators can grab the upgrade now at the source link below.
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byÂ Todd WassermanÂ
Mary Ellen Keating says that B&N has been running a $25 off/free shipping promotion on Nook Color to new members â€œfor some time.â€Â All Things DÂ had reported that shortly after Amazonâ€™s announcement, the bookseller circulated an email promotion for the device offering that discount plus free shipping,Â SEE ALSO:Â Amazon Kindle Fire: iPad Killer or Ereader Substitute? [POLL]Â Even with the promotion, Nook Color is $25 more expensive than Kindle Fire. Analysts on Wednesday speculated that B&N would have to reduce the price on that device and its entry-level Nook Simple Touch Reader (now selling for $139, which is $59 more than Amazonâ€™s entry-levelÂ Kindle). Since bn.com, the digital arm of the retailer that includes Nook products, hasÂ yet to turn a profit, though, that will be a difficult move for B&N.
ByÂ Darren MurphÂ Â postedÂ Sep 28th 2011 9:42AM
Okay, so it wasn’t much of a surprise, but Amazon finally has a tablet, and as expected its name picks up where the Kindle left off:Â Fire. Of course, rumors of an Amazon tablet date back to this timeÂ last yearÂ (if not before), but it seems that Jeff and co. have wisely chosen to get this thing out on the open market before having yet another wild and wacky holiday quarter.Â BloombergÂ has curiously reported on some of the details before the event itself kicks off, noting that the 7-inch device will run a version of Android while acting much like a “souped-up Kindle.” The real kicker, however, is the price — at just $199, it’s bound to turn heads, regardless of whether you were interested in a slate before. Naturally, that bargain-bin sticker explains the lack of an embedded camera and microphone, though consumers will find WiFi (no 3G, sadly) and a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. It’s also quite clear that Amazon’s hoping to make a bigger splash on the content side of things than has been made already by Apple, and with the deals flowing like wine, we wouldn’t be shocked if it does just that.
Keep up with the unveiling at ourÂ liveblog of the Amazon event.