Adobe eBook, amazon, Android, Apple, Apps for Grownups, Barnes & Noble, E-book readers, eBooks, Google, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Nook, Web Culture

Google Jumps Into E-Books (Just in Time for Christmas)

 

After a rocky start with the book publishing industry, Google has finally launched its own online e-bookstore. And it promises to shake up the universe of e-books, currently dominated by Amazon and Barnes & Noble. With the backing of over 4,000 publishers, Google’s eBooks starts off with what the company calls the world’s largest collection of e-books—including nearly 3 million that are free.

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Apps for Grownups, facebook, instant messaging, Networking, news feed readers, RockMelt, Social Networking, web browsers

RockMelt Makes the Web Browser More Social

Over the past week, I’ve been experimenting with a new web browser with a strange name: RockMelt.  With the world of web browsers already crowded with options, yet another entry would seem at first to be pointless. But RockMelt sticks out of the crowd because it’s first web browser built specifically with social network users in mind. 

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Android, Apps for Grownups, Black Friday, comparison shopping apps, GPS, iPhone, location-based apps, navigation apps, Phone apps, Smart Apps

Finding Your Way to Black Friday Deals With Your Smart Phone

Usually, I forego the madness of shopping on Black Friday, and leave that to less reasonable people.  When I do go out shopping, though, I like to plan my excursions with military precision: get in, get what I need, get out and on to then next target. That means collecting intelligence in advance: scouring newspaper ads and websites for the best deals on the gifts I’m seeking, and then prioritizing them in terms of importance and mapping out my route.

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