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GadgetLust: Share Tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab Clone)

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I know what you’re thinking, I have an iPad2, a Kindle3, a MacBookPro, an iPhone 3gS, a Blackberry torch, and a Samsung S3, (among others.. I could keep going but then I’d be typing all night! I kid) so why on earth would I want a new cheapo tablet, and a clone at that?

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On Joining the Workforce

Hello All!

I know I have been gone for a while but I’m back now.

It’s been a while and all I can say is that I have been in a really dark place for a while but I’m on the road to recovery now.

My last post was about my Bangkok packing list and it was published, I think, November of last year and a lot has happened since then.

at the top of my head, these are the things I’ve done: Read more…

On the Near Death of Bookstores

About last month, i went to Robinsons Place Manila with my friend Ria to chase down a book that seemed to be out of stock everywhere. We were surprised to find out that Powerbooks Store in RP Manila have closed down, as well as the one in Mall of Asia.

Photo lifted off of google images

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Text-To-Speech on the iPad

I am an avid user of my kindke3’s text to speech function. It is one of the main reason that i bought the kindle3. Before committing to the kindle, i was really torn between the nook and the kindle. Kindle’s text-to-speech function won over the nook’s expandable memory.
I use the text-to-speech function all the time to read me my ebooks while driving or merely travelling. I send personal documents to my kindle email address and i use the text-to-speech function to listen rather than read. This is especially helpful when i am studying and need to memorize bucketloads of law provisions. I just find it a lot easier to Memorize stuff when i hear it rather than merely reading it.

I am also guilty of using the function to lull me to sleep. I use it all the time that i barely listen to music nowadays. It helps that the kindle’s text-to-speech voice, especially the male vsion, is very human sounding and not that robotic.

So it surprised me that the iPad has a text-to-speech function! More Ellaisms here

On Physical Books.

i have mentioned quite a few times already that i am completely attached to my kindle, so much so that i have embraced digital books completely.

day after christmas, the dreaded happened. the LCD screen of my kindle3 broke. and since it is out of warranty already, i have no choice but to buy a new one. i’m waiting to have my credit card cleared so that i can get myself a new one.
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