a Pinoy Kindle and Ebook Blog

November 10, 2009

Marketmanila on My Kindle!

Filed under: blogs, calibre, ebook, kindle — talkintech @ 1:41 am

I am a foodie.  I love eating food and when I’m not eating, I do the next best thing, read a local food blog called Marketmanila.  When I noticed that Marketmanila has an RSS feed, I created a simple recipe on Calibre and dutifully downloaded it and transferred it to my Kindle.  This is how it looks like on my Kindle:

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Yummy, isn’t it?

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November 7, 2009

Quickie Post: Calibre to go “Portable” Soon?

Filed under: calibre, ebook, kindle — talkintech @ 12:55 am

When I was using the EeePC with Windows XP, one of my favorite programs was PortableApps.  PortableApps allows me to run my preferred applications without actually installing it on my Eee’s meager 4GB storage.

I just learned that PortableApps is now working on a portable version of Calibre.  This is good news because if this pushes through, then I can save/maintain my Calibre eBook library from within a single flashdrive.  It will also be quite handy for people who use multiple computers, allowing them to access and maintain their library without having to install Calibre on each computer that they use.

What’s more exciting use for this?  Users can even save the portable version of Calibre from within their Kindle! Cool huh?

November 2, 2009

Quick Tip: FREE News & Blogs on the Kindle International Edition

Filed under: calibre, kindle, news, Readers — Tags: , , — talkintech @ 10:37 pm

I admit!  I am a news junkie.  I start my day poring through Engadget, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Downloadsquad and io9.  Then I go over to Inquirer.net for local news.  This habit has been occupying a lot of time in the morning, preventing me to do legitimate work while surfing the ‘net.  Enter Calibre.

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Calibre has a built-in facility to dowload blogs and news and I have been using it to get the blogs and news first thing in the morning.  After the update, I plug in my Kindle and Calibre automagically transfer those newly downloaded stuff, allowing me to read all those blogs and news later in the day.

I understand that it costs $$$ to download news and blogs to the Kindle through Whispernet but thanks to Calibre, I get to read them for the low, low price of FREE.

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