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Living Room / Re: eBook readers
« on: February 17, 2009, 03:14 PM »
Once I have downloaded ebooks purchased through Adobe  Digital Editions for example, I cannot remove them and place them in my documents folder.  When downloading the ebooks purchased online, several formats are offered such as Adobe, Mobi, Microsoft E reader etc.   When you purchase the books, they download into these programs.  Once in these e readers, I am unable to move them into any file/folders on my computer.  The only ebook store where I have been able to download the file directly into a file/folder has been  Can you tell me in more detail how to do this?  So far that is the only drawback to the reading device unless of course you are downloading from one of the free sites.  Thanks!  

Living Room / Re: eBook readers
« on: February 16, 2009, 03:40 PM »
I own a Sony 505.  I basically bought to read books without the need to tote them around.  This comes in handy when reading several books at around the same time.  As for the prices of these reading devices they vary.  The irex  iLiad, is expensive at 699$.  According to website you can draw and write on it and you can also read newspapers. ).

  As for the PDF capabilities, I stopped perusing the site when I got to the price!  The cheapest one I saw was the Gemstar/Rocket reading device from Ebookwise, (, which sells for 109$ sans memory card.  I chose Sony because I could transfer PDFs to it.  The only drawback is if you purchase ebooks via stores like Sony ebooks, Books on Boards, you cannot download them to your computer files as such.  Rather, you have to download ereaders such a Adobe Digital Editions, Mobipocket, or Microsoft readers etc.  However there are many sites where you can download ebooks for free.  Two examples immediately come to mind, Project Guttenberg and Internet Archive.  I believe that many of the copyrights have expired for these books.  The only contemporary site which permits you to download the file directly to your folders is which is a site for self-publishers.  I believe the restrictions imposed by Adobe, Sony and Microsoft readers are to prevent dissemination of the books to other who have not purchased them thereby depriving the authors of compensation.  Like all technology, this particular field is constantly evolving, so many concerns in regards to visuals etc may be mute in the future, in the very least minor.  I found that the Sony reader is suitable for my needs which is just reading books.  I have not purchased a 'book' in several months as I can find most in ebook form via the ebook stores or the free sites which I mentioned above.

I have Benubird Pro and have been using it for a couple of months.   Initially, I had trouble figuring it out but, after half an hour or so of tinkering with it, I got the hang of it on a basic level.  I have yet to plumb all its usages.  The tagging component is good in that you can impute whatever pertinent information in the property field resulting in swift searches.  You can access executive files as well.  You can add new files from the dialogue box also.  There are collection, sub-collection and smart collections for which files are made more quickly accessible.  I haven't as yet utilized all its' features but what I have learnt how to do with this program is good.  Best of all for novices like myself it's literally stupid proof.  I have tried similiar applications and for me this was the most comprehensive.

Screenshot Captor / Re: Links to Reviews and Comments - Add yours!
« on: February 13, 2009, 11:59 AM »
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Hi.  This is my first time posting here.  As an aside I would like to commend this forum for the wealth of knowledge imparted!  So far I've only 'lurked' on this forum.  However, this topic is right up my alley so to speak.  Firstly, grocery shopping. Look for sales when purchasing staples.  If possible buy them in bulk(I'm referring to nonperishable items).  On any given day, there are specials on perishable items such as meat, fish, butter, etc, you get the idea.  For those who can, go to the grocery store and purchase these items on a daily basis .  For those who have to drive, when you see items marked down to basement bargain prices such as toilet paper, canned goods and boxed food items grab them!   .  Luckily, I live within walking distance of a grocery store. Stalk up if you can.  Buy day old bread.  There are 'generic' brand of food items that are considerably cheaper than the 'name' brands and just as good if not better sort of akin to software in this respect.  If you come across coupons for restaurants or fast foods, use them.  When purchasing an item or items, do your research in regards to pricing, this would apply to clothing as well.  That way you have an idea as to what constitutes a reasonable price and you will know when you are getting a good deal when sales occur.  Comparison shop also.  If you have to wait for a major sale to purchase something  do so.  Things such as furniture, appliances, entertainment systems for example.  Try purchasing refurbished items like phones and appliances.  Many of the chain clothing stores are cyclical in regards to their sales.  They bring in new products on a seasonal basis some cycle their products on a much shorter basis.  If you have your eye on a particular piece of clothing, go back in a month and a half and in most stores they will be on sale.  Patronize small businesses for products and services.  You can haggle over price and if the proprietors get to know you as a loyal customers they will lower the cost of their items or services or in the very least give you a good deal.  This also aids your local community.  I have been given steaks, roasts and poultry for free from the butcher I patronized as a sort of thank you for being a loyal customer.  Try the second hand clothing store, I've have friends who found amazing clothes there I kid you not!  If you take Public Transit purchase a monthly pass and use it!  Don't use it just to go back and forth to work.  Also, on any given month, there are, If you live in an urban centre free venues for music, book fares and the like.  The Library may also have movie clubs and such.  One axiom I hold dear, 'Don't look at what you can't afford'.   This is particularly true in these times.   I could go on and on but you get the drift. If needs be, I am capable of squeezing a dime out of a nickel!  Regards.

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