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Start to Use Feedly cloud

I used selfoss about 5 month. As a replacement of Google Reader, it is good, but not good enough. The development is slow. The duplication of items still there.
Now I give it up and go for Feedly.
Feedly is a Cloud Feed Reader platform.
I can read feeds on desktop. I can read feeds on my Android with Feedly App.
Feedly will tell you how many readers on a particular blog feed. Look at one of my blog, it has 1K readers.

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Tracking details of Kindle Internation Edition to Vancouver

As I posted the Kindle is on the way to my home. I check the status of it. UPS provide the details as below.
January 15, 2011 08:45:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 08:39:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrived at destination country
January 15, 2011 07:31:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 06:52:00 AM Seattle WA US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 06:10:00 AM Seattle WA US Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 04:14:00 AM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 02:02:00 AM Louisville KY US Arrival Scan
January 14, 2011 11:02:00 PM Lexington KY US Departure Scan
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Completed customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Initiated customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 06:17:00 PM Lexington KY US Shipment received by carrier
January 14, 2011 05:35:34 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
Yeah, it is in Canada already. Just half hour distance from my home to Richmond BC.
I hope I can get it Monday.

Kobo original vs Kindle 3

I ordered Kobo and Kindle. Kobo is on the way to my home. I will properly get it this week. I have to wait Kindle next month. Anyway, I still can do some pre-research on them.
I am watching on following points.
1) Screen Size
Kobo: 6″
Kindle: 6″
Same size.
2) Screen greyscale level
Kobo: 8
Kindle: 16
Of course, Kindle can show more details on Carton books. But the real difference have to wait until I can compare them side by side.
3) Memory
Kobo: internal Storage Capacity 1 GB, Digital Storage Media Accepted SD, Included Memory Card 1 GB SD Card
Kindle: 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
You can add your own big memory card into Kobo to have more books.Kindle can not, but 3G is big enough for me.
4) Supported ebook format
Kobo:Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Kindle: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Kindle support audio.

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Waiting for the Kobo digital reader

I ordered another eReader, Kobo, on Futureshop. It is Kobo 6″ eBook Reader (N416-KBO-W) – White – Refurbished. No, it is not brand new one, but still have one year labor warranty.
I would like to have a simple ebook without any wifi, 3G, this kind of things. I just want a e-reader to read pdf files.
Let us see the details of it.
Screen Size 6″
Screen Resolution 600 x 800
Screen Technology E Ink
Touchscreen No
Colour Screen No
Greyscale Levels 8
Backlit Display No
Front-lit Display No
Screen Rotation Support No
Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Image Formats PDF ePub
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No

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Kindle 3 Order in Canada

I order my Kindle 3 on December 31, 2010, the last day of 2010. Same as my two daughters, I do like to read books. After a long time waiting, researching , thinking, comparing, I decided to buy a Kindle from Amazon.
There are so many comparison between Kindle, nook, sony reader, kobo, etc. I still think Kindle 3 has better E-ink display.
OK, it is my own guessing. I am waiting for the oreder to be shipped to my home.
Amazon has two editions. One is USA edition. The other is International edition. Even I am in Canada, it is very close to US, I still have to order International edition.

  • Shipping Estimate: January 24, 2011 – January 25, 2011
  • Delivery Estimate: February 3, 2011 – February 16, 2011

Look, it is about one and half month I have to wait. Amazon need to improve their manufacturer performance.

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SharpReader – User friendly RSS Aggregator

I tried a lot of RSS aggregator program. Some one is good, some one is bad. I used SharpReader over three month and would like to recommand it to RSS readers.
Let me list the features I like:
1) It can handles all RSS versions, ATOM 0.3 and 1.0.
2) Support international character-set, including Chinese
3) Notification popup when new items come in. Update interval can be set as you like.
4) Backup all your RSS list by export subscriptions.
5) It is free.

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