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Happy holiday to lovely people on LJ.

Hi especially to faunhaert who is still reading me <<hugs>> when I am here and there.

I got a present for myself last week that I am currently besotted over so I guess that's my new hobby. I got a re-furbished Nook Color (a gadget for reading digital books) from B&N online and I'm dual booting it from both the B&N software and CyanogenMod7 on an memory card. Both software are based on Google Android.

It didn't work perfectly at first-- I set it up by following various tutorials on the internet, but I'm working on it making it better. The cool thing about it is I can run apps (mini applications) from Android Market and Amazon Android Store, read my Kindle, Nook, Google eBooks, and digital local library books on the CM7 setup. I can watch streaming video and .avi files. Most importantly, I now I can really keep with reading stuff on the web and hopefully email with the Nook Color, which I haven't been able keep up with. (I'm looking at pc monitor all day, so I don't want to look any more in my free time!)

The few enhanced books I've seen on the B&N setup look great and Nook apps run well on it. I prefer reading ebooks in B&N setup but prefer web browsing on the CM7 side. Oh, and on Fridays, the online store offers a free Nook book. Today only, B&N has a big Christmas activities Nook book for free. And also today only, Amazon Android store is offering A Charlie Brown Christmas app for free. I just bought it a couple days ago, it is very cute.

Enough geekery for now. Or is that nerdery?

P.S. Hugo in 3D is fantastic. I want to see it again.

P.S.S. The first book I read on the Nook was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, checked out from the library. :)

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faunhaert
Dec. 24th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
you tried any Audio books on the nook?
think mike wants one

"http://knithacker.com"

hows pinterest do on it?
here's one of my boards...
"http://pinterest.com/haertstitch/la-appetite/"
i found some really great crocheted boarders
think they're tucked here.
"http://pinterest.com/haertstitch/board-of-new-skills/"

hugsss and Happy Holydaze
luff Faun
snuffykin
Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!

I have been investigating answers. Nook will play mp3 audio but not wma or aa (Audible). Ive tested with mp3 music...good, but not tested protected mp3 books. Will experiment with mp3 from library and report back. I succeeded at getting wma book from library onto windoze laptop and then streaming it to the Nook!

On Nook I can view pinterest either their desktop site or mobile version site clearly. I took screenshots of both of your page but they are too big to post. Very nice, I will look at your page more!

On Android boot up, you can play Audible books using their Android app. Have not tried but it probably works. Will also experiment later to play an mp3 book. MP3 music plays fine, wma will not.

On Android there is a pinterest app available. I did not install it cos it hasnt got good reviews. But I can still view in browser anyway.

Good questions! I am really enjoying reading more. I just wish there was auto correct for the keyboard hehe. And more digital manga available. Its fun to read comic books.
faunhaert
Jan. 3rd, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
i've been using a mac air it has one of those thumb pads
2 fingers and a thumb click
and it'll do a spell check on a specific word

Happy New years Love!
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