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Old 08-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #166
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There is no question but that Apple marches to its definition of what the average user wants. Turns out, though, that they are usually right .
I know it's an old post, but I was behind on the thread.
I'd like to know: the average user of what: ipad, tablets in general, ios, mobile devices?
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:59 PM   #167
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What’s particularly rich is all this caterwauling about how unfair Apple’s 30-percent take is to Amazon. Amazon, which took 70 percent of independent book sales until the App Store came along. That was apparently totally cool and not at all like totalitarian socialist regimes.[/QUOTE]
http://www.macworld.com/article/1617..._surprise.html[/QUOTE]

Oh, such a biased statement. Considering that the comments on the situation before the Agency 5 are on how Amazon was making little profit and on some titles even taking a loss to keep the ebook prices down, makes this a blatant lie.
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So please do not think that just because Apple is easier for you that it is therefore easier for everyone.
I think there's an objective case showing that Macs are easier to use. (Note, I do not say "easier to learn." People learn in different ways, and what I've found is that people who learn PC programs better tend to be linear thinkers (i.e., a follows b follows c) while people who learn Mac programs better tend to leapfrog (a...f...g...oh wait, c...))

For example, from the beginning, Mac programs have followed Apple's interface rules, which pretty much insure that the same keystroke/mousing action yields the same outcome in every program. http://hci.stanford.edu/publications...uidelines.html

As I remarked earlier in this thread, I think, I do not regard Apple products as "intuitive" at first. I think, though, that once you start learning how to use them, they become intuitive. In essence, the user learns to speak Macintosh.

This situation has become less extreme as other interfaces adopted the Apple approach, but Apple still has a lead, and probably always will because of the integration of hardware & software in their products.

So it's not exactly "Your Mileage May Vary." It's more "Your Mileage Will Be Worse."
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:42 PM   #169
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I frankly think that the statements "objectively easier to use" and "maybe not at first, but once you get used to it, it's easy" (paraphrase) are mutually exclusive.

I do not think that anything on earth is "objectively easiest to use". Ease of use is by its very nature a subjective issue that depends on the user. If the user has to "learn" to speak Macintosh, then there is no reason why Macintosh should be considered easier than anything else that must be learned. I myself have a great deal of trouble learning C++, but I speak XSLT (which I'm told other people find difficult) like a goddess. And so forth.

I beg pardon for saying so, but your post has a strong whiff of "fanboism", especially the last line. Mileage does vary with using Apple products, else other products wouldn't have their own supporters. I find my Cowon J3 much more intuitive than my husband's Apple MP3 player. I find my Android phone more intuitive than my mother's iPhone. And so forth. MY mileage varies from yours.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:42 PM   #170
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I beg pardon for saying so, but your post has a strong whiff of "fanboism", especially the last line. Mileage does vary with using Apple products, else other products wouldn't have their own supporters. I find my Cowon J3 much more intuitive than my husband's Apple MP3 player. I find my Android phone more intuitive than my mother's iPhone. And so forth. MY mileage varies from yours.[/
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:54 PM   #171
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I find my Cowon J3 much more intuitive than my husband's Apple MP3 player. I find my Android phone more intuitive than my mother's iPhone.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #172
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:00 AM   #173
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I would like to know
1. Where are the saved books stored on my PC (using Google Chrome browser)
2. Will Calibre be able to unlock DRM?

Thanks
PS: I do like the Cloud Reader format and can see it replacing the Kindle for Android app in due course.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:07 AM   #174
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2. Will Calibre be able to unlock DRM?
Calibre doesn't unlock DRM.
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Where does the Cloud Reader store books on your PC?

I read here that Cloud Reader stores e-books as .db files, but I can't find them. Does anyone know where it's stored and whether they can be converted to formats like MOBI?

I recently bought David Byrne's How Music Works, which Amazon for some reason will not allow me to download onto my Kindle 4, but only onto my cloud reader account.

I'm using Firefox on a Win XP PC, and I'm disturbed that the book I bought is effectively a hidden file. Can anyone shed light on this?
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I read here that Cloud Reader stores e-books as .db files, but I can't find them. Does anyone know where it's stored and whether they can be converted to formats like MOBI?

I recently bought David Byrne's How Music Works, which Amazon for some reason will not allow me to download onto my Kindle 4, but only onto my cloud reader account.

I'm using Firefox on a Win XP PC, and I'm disturbed that the book I bought is effectively a hidden file. Can anyone shed light on this?
Normally, you should be able to simply save the file within your Amazon account to PC. You can choose, which file to save. If you've got 2 Kindles for example, both have different serial numbers and so you can save 2 files. But you shouldn't need cloud reader or Kindle for PC. Simply save the file, intended for your Kindle 4, from your Amazon account to the PC and then copy it over.

There may be one problem though: Some books don't work on all Kindles. Comics for example often don't work on the Kindle readers, only on the Kindle tablets. You see this in the description of the book. This might be the explanation, why you can't download on your Kindle 4. Then of course you can't save to PC either.
But still you could save another file. Not the Kindle 4 one, but a tablet-specific one. This needs to be stripped from DRM (copy protection) then and converted to your destination.

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I read here that Cloud Reader stores e-books as .db files, but I can't find them. Does anyone know where it's stored and whether they can be converted to formats like MOBI?

I recently bought David Byrne's How Music Works, which Amazon for some reason will not allow me to download onto my Kindle 4, but only onto my cloud reader account.

I'm using Firefox on a Win XP PC, and I'm disturbed that the book I bought is effectively a hidden file. Can anyone shed light on this?
I would be interested in knowing this as well...

Where does the Kindle Cloud Reader store files, especially on Linux (if anyone is aware)?

Anyone?
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