I've griped about e-book prices many times before, and I remain steadfast in my belief that publishers charge way too much for a product that requires no printing, consumables, shipping, storage (in the traditional sense), or other typical print-book expenses.
Fortunately, there's a way to squeeze a bit more value out of the e-books you do buy: lend them to someone else, then get other loaned books in return.
This is possible thanks to the publishers that allow e-book lending. Not all do, and the terms are pretty limited--each book can be loaned out only once, and for … Read more
There's now an easy way to see the full list of free e-book titles available to Kindle owners with Amazon Prime.
In case you missed it, Amazon recently launched the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, which allows Amazon Prime members to check out up to one e-book a month for free with no due date.
The only problem is that it wasn't so easy to find all the more than 5,000 titles in the Kindle Store that qualify for free borrowing. However, as one might expect, a somewhat helpful link has cropped up in the blogosphere.
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Josh and Rafe are back on the show together again, finally. This week, we answer the burning question of iUpgraders: What to do with an old iPhone 3? Give it to your kids or a homeless shelter...or hack it? Tough call. Also: Jason answers audio questions, we have a few networking puzzlers, and we discuss how to ruin a perfectly good HD TV with bad video signals.CNET to the Rescue: What to do with an old iPhone
Rafe's ideas: 1. Sonos controller 2. Computer for kids.
Josh's ideas: 1. Set it up in your kitchen as … Read more
With Rafe out on vacation, Josh and special co-host Seth Rosenblatt team up to take magic USB pens and helmetcams that we borrowed from our CNET colleagues to the test, as well as helping CNET readers out with their tech problems.
Topics discussed include: watching DRM'd iTunes videos on your TV, cloning that failing hard drive, getting Windows 7 to stop rebooting your computer every time it updates, and finding the perfect laptop-friendly backpacks. We've also got some great reader recommendations on pulling out contact information from your Mac's Address Book app, and using Bluetooth cell phone … Read more