On Sale at Audible: Takeshi Kovacs Trilogy

June 12, 2011

Only for the next two days, and only for Audible.com members, but the deal is so good, I feel compelled to share this collection of three hard-edged science fiction novels, Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies. I really enjoyed all three novels, and hope the author will return to the Envoy universe and write […]

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Audiobook Builder 1.5

May 30, 2011

My recommended solution for creating digital audiobooks from CDs, Audiobook Builder, has recently been updated, and comes with a new feature for renaming the chapters in an audiobook: I don’t know that I’d want to use this on every book, but for those without interesting or meaningful chapter names (or if you’re just not as […]

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Free download of Walden by Henry David Thoreau

April 7, 2011

For a limited time, you can download a free audiobook of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden read by Mel Foster. This is the commercial version of the book, which retails for $23-33. The unabridged audiobook is provided as MP3 files, which you can simply drag into iTunes, and then sync to your iPod or iPhone for […]

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“Just a Big iPod Touch”

December 21, 2010

When the iPad debuted, the witticism was that it was “just a big iPod touch.” This week Motorola echoed this by saying it’s “like a giant iPhone.” This is about as stupid as saying a swimming pool is like a giant bathtub.

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Which iPod Should I Buy, 2010 Edition

December 8, 2010

Two years in the making, or just two years late. At long last I’ve updated the article describing recommended devices for listening to audiobooks: Which iPod Should I Buy for Listening to Audiobooks Hopefully this will be useful to you during your holiday shopping! (And come back for my Recommended Audiobooks when you find a […]

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Sublime Sherlock

November 10, 2010

The BBC’s sublime Sherlock brings an exciting, fully modern Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to 21st Century London, all the while retaining the essence of Holmes.

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App Review: Audible Audiobook Player

November 5, 2010

The Audible mobile app for iPhone and iPod Touch is a terrific way to browse, download, and listen to your Audible audiobooks. If you are an Audible.com customer, add this free app to your handheld device.

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Free download of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

October 20, 2010

From now through Halloween, you can download a free audiobook of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein read by Simon Vance. Vance is an extraordinary narrator, winner of many awards, and certainly a Golden Voice. This is a high-quality production. The unabridged audiobook is provided as MP3 files, which you can simply drag into iTunes, and then sync […]

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Five Bars at Home with the AT&T 3G MicroCell

April 30, 2010

The AT&T 3G MicroCell is a very good, not-too-expensive solution for getting a great wireless signal in your own home. Even if it’s not available online yet, your local AT&T Wireless store probably has them in stock. Recommended, with minor caveats.

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Who owns America’s job losses?

February 16, 2010

This chart makes it easy to understand: Jobs disappeared under the presidency of George W. Bush, while losses are gradually declining under President Barack Obama.

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Audiobook Builder for $5!

February 11, 2010

Audiobook Builder, my recommended solution for creating audiobooks from CDs, is on sale for 50% off ($5), for one day only. The sale ends at the end of the day, February 11th, at midnight Eastern Time. I consider Audiobook Builder a bargain at its full price of $10. At $5, it’s a steal. Go get […]

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Four quick iPad thoughts

January 28, 2010

I just watched the full video from yesterday’s introduction of the Apple iPad, and had a few thoughts. If you have seen other Apple product introductions, the format is familiar, and they are never less than well executed. Of the intros I’ve seen, nothing has come close to the introduction of the iPhone. (I saw […]

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