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ipodtouch Tag

This is the second of a series of posts about the iPhone/iPod Touch. With the recent announcement of the Kindle 2 from Amazon, I thought it was a good time to talk about e-books. Despite being a librarian with an interest in technology, I still haven't actually seen an e-book reader in the flesh. I'd like to see a Kindle (and particularly the new version) but sadly it is still only available across the pond in USA. Sony's e-book reader is available via Waterstones in the UK, which I recently read a great review of from Ian at Thoughts of a [wannabe]...

Just over a year ago I had my first go on an iPod Touch and raved about it. Shortly after I caved in and bought myself one. At the time, although I loved my new gadget I was worried I'd made the wrong decision as it isn't a cheap gadget at £269 (as was the price of my 16GB model this time last year). However, looking back over the last year, I can definitely say it was not a waste of money. I absolutely love my iPod Touch and use it on an almost daily basis. Since I bought it, there...

One of my interests in Web 2.0 technology is using tools to improve productivity. It's the reason I love RSS feeds so much, I'm a fan of anything that can help save time or improve productivity in both my working life and life on general. When I bought my iPod Touch in December I was keen to integrate that to help increase my productivity which it did to an extent but it had the distinct disadvantage of requiring wifi to do most things. The release of the iPod Touch software 2.0 and the App Store has changed all that though...

I've already briefly discussed the iPod Touch in an earlier post but now that I've had one for over a month I thought it was about time for a blog post about my thoughts on it. I guess strictly speaking this is not directly related to libraries, but I imagine the implications of mobile technologies and particularly mobile web browsing will effect libraries and services of the future, it's certainly made me think more about interoperability of our web pages and catalogues for users accessing them on different devices. I've been using my iPod Touch on an almost daily basis since getting...

Firstly, I hope those who celebrate had an enjoyable Christmas. :) I've always been a bit of a gadget freak so I particularly enjoyed playing with a new toy at my boyfriend's parents - the iPod Touch. I've had a play with the iPhone in O2 shops and although I think it is great, I really don't think it justifies such a hefty upfront cost on top of an expensive contract so once I found out the cost it was never really an option for me. I do love some of the new features though and it really is intuitive. I...