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I've been spending more time with the Kindle Touch (photo from physorg.com) because I finally went back to reading the Steve Jobs book by Isaacson, and there are SO MANY characters whose function and place I don't remember the 2nd or 3rd time I run across them, that I've been using the X-Ray feature more and really enjoying it for a book like this. I took screenshots but will add them later as am rushed right now.
But, essentially, for a guy like Andy Hertzfeld, say, who was a member of the Macintosh team in the 80s, I can:
. click on the top center of the page to get the Menu and options and
choose "X-Ray" at the bottom-right
to see a list of all names mentioned on that page and then
. click on his name to get a Wikipedia summary on him
(with a link to the full article) and,
below that, a scrolling list of each mention of Hertzfeld
in that book, in page/location order,
with surrounding words for context and a link to each of those pages.
I saw that although he was doing intense work for Jobs in late 1979 to March 1984 and remained close to him after leaving, the Wiki summary tells what he's done since then, and the last part reads:
"Hertzfeld joined Google in 2005, and in 2011 was the key designer of the Circles user interface in Google+."
Google Plus and its Circles are something new in the last year, and many of us find ourselves using them this last year, so he is still very much in the zone.
I do like the X-Ray feature for non-fiction especially.
KIPLINGER'S MONEY POWER ON "The best color e-readers"
Kiplinger's Money Power's Jeff Bertolucci chooses the Kindle Fire, mentioning the "vibrant color display" -- and, about the 7" form factor, says --
' And smaller can be better. The paperback-like Fire weighs nearly 7 ounces less than the iPad and is easier to hold with one hand. The weight difference may not seem like a lot, but it matters when you're watching a two-hour flick or spending the afternoon reading a novel.He finds the Nook Tablet's screen is the best of the roundup and the unit has better specs but that the Kindle Fire has the better overall package, and he feels that the Kobo Vox isn't "as easy to navigate" and that the touch screen is "a bit balky."
Recent software upgrades have corrected many early shortcomings. Given the Fire's software and content, it gets our nod as the best of the current crop of color e-readers. '
Kindle Touch 3G, US-only Kindle Touch WiFi (US) Kindle Touch WiFi-Only, outside US
Kindle Keybd 3G (UK: Kindle Keybd 3G) K3 Special Offers K3-3G Special Offers DX
Check often: Temporarily-free recently published ones
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers. Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published free books, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.
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