Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amazing les miz promo

For days I have had Anne Hathaway's voice in my head singing Fantine's song from Les Miserables. I saw the promo on the big screen today and was moved to tears. If the rest of the cast is only half as good as she is, it will still be amazing.

So I'm making a date with my hankie for December. Until then, I need to find a more cheerful ear worm. Maybe a little mindless Mbop will do the trick

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kindle Giveth, and Kindle Taketh Away - Paperwhite is an Epic Fail

Amazon has come out with their new models of the Kindle.  My sister gave me my first Kindle (the original!) and I have been hooked every since.   I go everywhere with Kindle - even reading on my iPhone, or computer when I don't have the Kindle with me.

The yearly announcement of new Kindles is like Detroit bringing out the new models of cars.  New styling, some new features, maybe some colors - and a bigger faster engine are typical of both announcements.  Usually I want to test-drive all the models to see what to put on my Christmas wish list, and shopping list.

Instead of one nifty model with all the bells and whistles, there are five , and none of have all of what I want. The Kindle Paperwhite added a light, increased the price, and removed a great features of Kindle Touch - the audiobooks.   With more money, you can get 3G and no ads, but still no audio.  Epic fail.

Based on this, I am shopping eBay for the now defunct Kindle Touch (with audiobooks and no ads and 3G), and keeping my first generation Fire.    Hurry and get yours before only new models are availalble

Monday, September 17, 2012

Amazon FIre HD - is it for me?

I love ebook readers.   I always carried a book everywhere with me, and the ebook readers made possible to do that with an endless supply of new content.  (Endless until my budget ran out.)

I am avidly reading the reviews to see if I should put the Fire HD on my Christmas list.  Gadget Girl and a few others comment on the new Fire.   Comparing the Fire HD to the Titanic is not such a good thing . . .

Sunday, September 16, 2012

iPhone 5 the Accessory Killer

Gadget Girl has given her assessment of the iPhone 5, saying the feature-weak announcement almost put her to sleep.

The holiday gadget wars have begun, and I am a very interested spectator.  I'll be watching each announcement to see what goes on my Christmas list, and what I leave on the shelf.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fire and maybe Apple

Gadget Girl has started posting her reviews/predictions of the best gadgets out for the holiday season.   The first covers the Amazon Fire HD.