I don’t mind reading Amazon Kindle books on my iPhone, but sometimes a bigger screen is nice. Thankfully Amazon has Kindle apps for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, etc. The issue I’m having is that my notes and highlights don’t usually sync correctly from Kindle for Mac to Kindle for iOS.
I tried manually synching, but that just seems to push the furthest read page rather than notes and bookmarks. I tried all the combinations you can imagine in terms of the order in which I open the app on the two devices. No success.
What I ended up having to do is archive the item on my iPhone and then re-download it to get the correct set of notes and highlights. My guess is that it’s a bug in the iOS app.
Anyone else having this issue and figured out a different work-around?
For my mother’s birthday I purchased a TomTom One 130. The updated maps had the other half of my road, so I was happy it could navigate more efficiently. Tonight I stumbled across a new site called DealWaiter. I plugged in “Garmin Nuvi” and it had a few results but also had a link to buy it immediately on Amazon.com. I’m sure that link is purely platonic, right? Hah! It turns out the Garmin Nuvi 250 comes in two colors: pink and silver.
The difference alone could purchase 3.3 units of the silver model!
Garmin isn’t the only company who discriminates based on color. Want a black Mac? Better have some “I’m rich!” money laying around. Apple used to have both black and white MacBooks and the typical difference was $100+.
Viruses can be tricky. Even if your anti-virus software is kept up-to-date on a daily basis it may not catch the newest threats. What would you do if a virus infected your computer? That depends. Can you run a virus scan? Can you even login? I ran into that problem and came out victorious.
Unfortunately, many websites that collect email addresses do so without your best wishes in mind. Case and point: I decided to help meetup.com this evening by clicking on one of their sponsored ads. Because of the way Google AdWords/AdSense works, the ad hoster may not get any revenue unless the user takes a certain action on the advertiser’s site. The call to action on the landing page consisted of a form with fields for name and email address which one would submit in order to receive a free ebook.
Anytime you have to fill out a form with your email to get something “free”, alarms should go off in your head. They do in mine! And in this instance I’m so thankful for a free little service called 10 Minute Mail. Take a look at the picture below and you’ll immediately see why.
In two minutes I received three emails. I could maybe see why I would get two emails: one as a welcome and another with my free ebook. But why the 3rd? And if they did things right, why the 2nd? Why not just make the “free” ebook link in the welcome email be the activation link? I don’t get it.
A beautiful thing happened only minutes later. My email address self-destructed. Ahhhh the bliss! Never again do I have to worry about receiving spam from that awful company. Thank you, 10 Minute Mail!
Today I had the strangest experience ever. My dentist decided I needed a root canal so I went to the endodontist to have the operation. They put a rubber dam around the tooth which was no fun because it covered my mouth, so my only breathing option was through my nose.
As the doctor began drilling, a cloud of bone dust and bone chips filled the air. Because of the position in which I was situated, my choice was to breathe in this horrific material or suffocate. I reluctantly inhaled the dust and was utterly disgusted by both the smell and how it clogged my nose, making it even harder to breathe. This carried on for a good four or five minutes. After the drilling subsided I exhaled forcefully through my nose and a spray of white dust covered the protective apron I was wearing.
While the operation wasn’t painful…yet (my anesthetics are still working)…it was such a strange sensation breathing my own body in and out. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Yuuuuuuck!