Of Droids and epubs and iPads December 8, 2011Posted by bobv451 in e-books, Free, iPad, iPhone, science.
Terri in El Paso mentioned needing an epub reader for her droid phone and one of my bookstore customers asked about the same this morning. So I checked around and came up with some possibilities. Anyone out there use any of these? I use the iPad so this hasn’t come up before (I prefer reading on my iPaddy and not the teeny phone screen.)
and of course there is Nook for Android.
Let me know what you use and how you like it (and why) and I might, just might, send you one of my epub formatted books.
Here is a great article on the 100 top apps to put on a smartphone.
And while we are on techie stuff, a while back I asked about the best way to keep the iPaddy battery hale and hearty. Gordon suggested recharging a lot and not letting it go too low. Found a notation in the online iPad info Seems there are a limited number of recharges possible, so letting it go way low and then recharging is the best scheme rather than frequent recharging from relatively high levels. It even says to let the battery go to zero once a month and recharge from scratch. Interesting (if you are a geek) it charges fastest to 80% and slower after that. I suspect the real number is 72% since this is an RMS value for about everything and after following the logarithmic curve up slows down to get that last few terajoules squeezed into the battery.
One bit of strangeness in the news is Bill Gates in China helping them plan the next generation of travelling wave nuclear power plants. But not in the US. Bill’s backing a winner and not a country whose leaders must gracefully let us go down in decline?
My iPaddy was squoze down to 1% and is recharging now. After 2 hrs it is up to 55%.