For all of you who have been anxiously awaiting news, here’s a photo of my Kindle Fire HD 7″ in its Persimmon leather case (“So you won’t go off and leave it in a hotel or coffee shop …”) It is really well integrated into the Amazon ecosystem: If you look closely you can see Sir Humphrey, the Minister, and Bernard. I haven’t tried editing documents, yet, but it’s very easy to upload and read PDFs, Word docs, spreadsheets, etc.
The chi part. You can upload 250 songs from most anywhere — your iTunes library, for example — plus unlimited songs that you bought from Amazon, for free. Pretty good, huh? Then I get this email from Amazon:
“You may have noticed that songs from 8 CDs you have purchased from Amazon were added to your Cloud Player library. This means that high-quality MP3 versions of these songs are available for you to play or download from Cloud Player for FREE. You can find your songs in the “Purchased” playlist.”
I know I could have ripped them and then uploaded them via the online Cloud Player, but this saved me several hours of work, assuming I could find all eight CDs. So now, out of my 250 free song slots, I have 353 plus room for 104 more. Thanks Amazon!
We haven’t sworn off Apple, though. My wife replaced her old white MacBook/Snow Leopard from going on 5 years now with a new iMac. The big screen is great for playing with the photos that she uses as fodder for her paintings (ggrichardsart.com), and she’s taken to Mountain Lion like it was written for her.
There was one thing I knew about but didn’t really expect. You may have seen that Apple is now assembling some of their computers in the USA. It’s true: