The Kindle is better in bed

It’s incredibly easy to fall in love with the iPad, even for one who, at first, was resistant to its blandishments. Its luscious interface, exquisitely responsive touch and app-powered flexibility are enough to win over even hardened Apple cynics. But,...

Help! My Kindle won’t connect to the Whispernet!

Two of the Kindle’s most appealing features are its wireless connection, which lets you download new books any time of the day from most places in the US, and the rapidly expanding treasure trove of ebooks available on Amazon. So it’s a sad, sad day when you switch on...

Kindle and the limitations of the Whispernet

I’ve been away for a week in the wilds of Wyoming. For the trip, my suitcase was jam packed as usual, so I was delighted that instead of loading up further with a handful of books, all the reading matter I took was in my Kindle. On the road is where the Kindle really...

In bed with the Kindle and Sony Reader

I’ve now had a chance to play with the Sony Reader PRS-505, Sony’s revamped ebook reader. When you look at the 505 side by side with its predecessor, the PRS-500, it doesn’t look like a whole lot has changed. Appearances are misleading. Cosmetically, the changes look...