Latest from Matthew Miller
Sorry Kindle owners, the new firmware still doesn't support local public libraries
A few months ago I wrote about the fact that the Amazon Kindle did not support local public library offerings through Overdrive while the Sony Reader did. Since then we have seen the Barnes & Noble Nook and other ebook readers appear that all support local public library content. Local libraries provide books through Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) DRM that allow you to check out ebooks for a period up to 14 days. After hearing about the Kindle firmware update provided yesterday for the 2nd generation Kindle devices with PDF support I was hoping Amazon was finally opening up a bit. That hope was quickly dashed though after doing a bit of research and finding out that ADE is still not supported on the Kindle.
What Waterfield Designs SleeveCases fit the Fujitsu U810 and Celio REDFLY?
I bought a Fujitsu U810 UMPC a couple of months ago and while the device closes like a laptop to protect the display I wanted a case to protect the entire device. I searched online and the only case I found that was really made for the Fujitsu U810 was the Fujitsu leather portfolio case, but I was really just interested in a slip case design and didn't think I wanted the Fujitsu model. I have a Waterfield Designs cargo bag that I have been using for a couple of years and it looks as good as the first day it arrived. I contacted Waterfield Designs directly since I could not find a case size for the U810 on their site. I thought the Asus EeePC case looked about the closest in size, but my contact at Waterfield Designs recommended taking a look at the Amazon Kindle slip case. I purchased the Amazon Kindle one and after it arrived I ordered the Asus EeePC one so I could compare them directly and it turns out that I will be keeping both cases. Read my review to find out why.