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Magic-turn netbook into e-reader or turn your ipad into a netbook

16 May

1. http://lifehacker.com/5468581/turn-your-netbook-into-a-feature+rich-e+book-reader
Save files as pdf and Adobe can read them to you though a bit robotic http://geeks.pirillo.com/profiles/blogs/transform-any-xp-netbook-into
Reading different formats http://ezinearticles.com/?Turning-Your-Netbook-Into-an-Awesome-Ebook-Reader&id=3766944
Warning-eyestrain http://www.redditgadgetguide.com/comments/b0grb/turn_your_netbook_into_a_featurerich_ebook_reader/
Free ereading from Adobe and Project Gutenberg to give you a free Library full of free books for your Netbook http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/netbook-reader-software-computer-library/
Clamcase – not available for purchase – yet http://www.pcworld.com/article/195786/turn_your_ipad_into_a_netbook_with_clamcase.html
http://netbook10.com/want-to-use-your-netbook-as-an-e-reader-read-on/
Future http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100503/sc_livescience/ipadwillforcenetbookereadermakerstoevolveordie
Very geeky stuff http://edsmiley.com/?p=395

Using Amazon kindle for PC

1) With synching, parents should be able to pay and order the book on their PC and then synch the book to their child’s PC http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_pcland_myksync?nodeId=200450690&#ksync
2) This article is for those with a kindle who want to read on their PC- you get colour then http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2009/11/kindle-for-pc-adds-flexibility-but-not-a-whole-lot-more.ars
3) Kindle PC has been updated- can do annotations. Also, there is a gift card function which parents should be able to use to manage kids buying books – just give them a gift amount- should work like prepaid phone cards. http://kindleworld.blogspot.com/2010/05/kindle-for-pc-app-updated-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AKindleWorld+%28A+Kindle+World+blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
You do not have to have a credit card for a kindle account, according to their site – just a billing address so this idea of giving gift cards to kids should work http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_pcland_stpay?nodeId=200450200&#pay
4) For hackers http://i-u2665-cabbages.blogspot.com/2009/12/circumventing-kindle-for-pc-drm.html
5) Demo – Windows 7 and kindle for PC http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/0cb5c40c-8ed9-433e-876c-56f110304506 Very nifty- touch means keeping screens clean.
6) Step by step instructions http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13169/add-mobi-ebooks-to-kindle-for-pc/

Anne Weaver May 16, 2010

 
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