ebooks

A 2-post collection

B&N NOOK Color - Your $250 Android Tablet

This article is about the NOOK Color and how to convert it from a stock device, make modifications to enable additional features, and finally convert it into a full-blown Android tablet (running either Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)). The other day I was lamenting to my best friend how I really wanted to try out Android, but I wasn’t willing to pay $400-$800 to get an unlocked Android phone, nor was I willing to commit to a contract with any of the phone carriers. I already pay AT&T too much money for my iPhone! I started looking around for something decently powered, that would also run Android. That’s when I stumbled...

Inexpensive eBooks from O'Reilly Media

I love eBooks.  I’m not actually sure the last time I purchased a physical, paper book.  If I have recently purchased one, then it was a Computer Reference book of some type.  Most likely it was a Cisco Press, O’Reilly “animal” book, or any one of a number of technical books and programming manuals.  Over the years, I’ve purchased close to 50 O’Reilly “animal” books, with multiple copies of the “Camel” book (Perl Programming) being purchased.  A programmer always wants to have the latest copy of a reference guide, because the languages develop so quickly.  Same thing goes for a Network Engineer (I’m one of those too), or a Security Specialist (ditto). I figured out...