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Dogs, drunks & apps - misc. shit

There was no dog here when I got home tonight and it was kind of a bummer. Monica had taken him for his overdue nail trimming. Such a good pup. He's asleep next to me on the couch right now.

No crazy people at work today. Pretty boring day in fact.

Barnes & Noble managed to annoy me. On my iPhone I have both the Kindle app and the Barnes & Noble eReader app for reading ebooks. I prefer the B&N one because I like the font I have selected and the navigation is nice. Both the Kindle & B&N have the ability to lock your books into either portrait or landscape mode. This is very important to me as I tend to read it while laying in bed and I don't want it flipping back and forth every time I move.

Well, I bought a couple B&N NOOKbooks and they wouldn't load into the B&N eReader. I got on my computer to check for updates and found that they've now introduced the NOOK app. You'd think it would be similar to the one they already had, but it's not!

The iPhone NOOK app SUCKS! There is NO way to lock the orientation. And there are no navigation options. You're stuck with the ones they have. Tapping the right side to turn the page forward & the left side to turn the page back is fine. But to get the menus you tap in the middle. The screen's not that big. I keep getting the stupid menus when I'm trying to turn the page. Grrr! On the previous app you tapped to turn the pages but to get the menu you had to do a swipe. Weirdly enough, I didn't have issues with the menu continuously popping up on the old app.

Looks like I'm going to reverse my ebook buying M.O. and buy from Amazon first and just use B&N when it's not on Amazon.

If it ain't broke, don't freaking fix it!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 5th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
I have the Android Kindle app on my phone, and the PC app on my 'puter at home. Love it.

I'm seriously tempted by the new kindle - my bro has one and loves it. I'm hoping that people are taking my not-so-subtle hints about amazon vouchers for christmas/birthday so I can get one. :-)
Nov. 6th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I did like the Kindle app, I just like the B&N one a titch better. So I'll just go back to Kindle and be grumbly about it because I'm old & cranky now. :)
Nov. 5th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Amen, sister!
Nov. 5th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
I'm with you! I hate it when things change "just because". Leave it alone! They always say they're making it "better" but usually it's not.

Websites change- and now I can't find the content I was looking for. Products change, and now it's not a product I want. Leave things alone.
Nov. 6th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I'd be perfectly happy if I could keep using the old app, but apparently newer books won't download to it. Hmmph!
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