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« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2012, 07:38:13 PM »
  There are lots and lots of other advantages that kindles have over normal books ( there are also some disadvantages) apart from price.
  In my experience here's just one. Last winter I spent four months by myself in Goa. Imagine trying to carry four months supply of paperbacks through customs. Or trying to buy them in Indian markets. Instead, I read a book, finished it, bought another that I fancied, and so on for four months. Mike

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2012, 01:13:50 AM »
My Girlfriend must be the slowest reader ever.
I bought her a Kindle last Christmas and she still hasn't finished it.

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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2012, 07:57:06 AM »
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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2012, 05:19:47 PM »
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I think that Mrs Fester was fortunate enough to receive a Kindle Fire, which offers the additional features similar to an iPad.
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I believe you can download hundreds of bestseller e-books free, if you know where to look....and know what you're doing, eh, Fester?  &shake&

I understand so, and I look forward to resolving the file problems that are preventing that.
However, if it were not for such files, then surely it is better to get the best sellers from the library FOR FREE!!

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Ian

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« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2012, 09:05:02 AM »
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However, if it were not for such files, then surely it is better to get the best sellers from the library FOR FREE!!

I've not investigated this, yet, but I understand you can borrow them on Kindles and iPads from your library.
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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2012, 10:13:10 AM »
Kindle (Amazon) have their own library service.   I believe it costs about £49 a year for as many as you want, or can read. 
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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2012, 01:44:17 PM »
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However, if it were not for such files, then surely it is better to get the best sellers from the library FOR FREE!!

I've not investigated this, yet, but I understand you can borrow them on Kindles and iPads from your library.

I look forward to your full report, on my desk, by the end of the week without fail.  :laugh:
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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2012, 03:59:02 PM »
Have a look here Fest.

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Happy reading - for Mrs F anyway!   ZXZ
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Ian

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2012, 08:32:06 AM »
There's an app called 'Overdrive', (or you can simply You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) which finds any library that lends out ebooks.  The nearest one to here is in Newport, but distance doesn't matter with eBook lending, providing, of course, they let you borrow it online :-)))
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Yorkie

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« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2013, 04:58:05 PM »
Anyone know what Google are up to?  I keep getting pop ups with requests from them to link this account with that account etc.  today it was linking my Picasso with my Google sign in.  It seems they want the same information on everything one has on the Web where Google are involved.   ZXZ
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Ian

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« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2013, 06:12:45 PM »
Indeed. They're trying to achieve a unified account for you, so they can know what, who and where you are at all times.
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« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
Seen at CES Exhibition in Las Vegas:   

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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2013, 09:51:56 PM »
Ah, that's what he's up to these days.....  $good$

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« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2013, 08:41:08 PM »
I've discovered that members of Conwy Library Service can 'borrow' ebooks free of charge. In fact, you can use your Library Card to access a whole range of free services online:

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« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2013, 08:36:11 AM »
I presume that everyone knows that if they own both an iPhone and iPad and / or have a Mac computer running 10.8 that all texts are free?
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