As entertaining as the internet can be, who has time to read all of it? Even employing the services of a read-it-later app such as Instapaper or Pocket can make catching up on articles difficult. What you need is a dedicated reading device, free from social media pings, email alerts, and other distractions -- and that's where Amazon's Kindle comes in.
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Pocket is one of the best 'read-it-later' services on the Web, though it has evolved beyond its core Instapaper-style functionality to offer a broader range of tools. One of its key features is the way in which you can save almost anything from almost any platform. Here are the key shortcuts to use on the Web and on mobile.
If you're thumbing through your Twitter feed and you stumble across an interesting article you don't have enough time to read, you might forget about it if you don't save it somewhere. Instapaper has long reigned supreme in this arena, but there's a new kid on the block... sorta. Formerly known as Read It Later, the newly christened Pocket has completely made itself over with a UI that's downright beautiful, along with bookmarking support for photos and video.
It's taken forever, but Sony has finally confirmed that they'll be launching their shiny new eReaders in Australia.
The Sony Vaio P is a great-looking piece of kit, but it runs a bit pricey for a netbook. These Vaja cases let you protect the gadget while still showing it off.
Sadly, the folks at Lenovo's design department have outed the Pocket Yoga as a two-year-old concept. Why photos of it showed up on a Lenovo Flickr stream earlier today is anyone's guess, but as of now, they're denying that this is an actual upcoming product. Boo.
Lenovo has let slip some official-looking (if not rendered) shots of a Vaio P-like netbook, the Pocket Yoga. UPDATED: It's just a design concept.
If this somewhat dubious photo is to be believed, a Pocketables.net forum poster has successfully booted OS X on a Vaio P. He claims that much of the hardware doesn't work yet, though.
The Vaio P comes with EV-DO hardware, but an enterprising modder has tweaked everyone's favourite makeup compact netbook to accept HSDPA SIM cards too, for 3G connections from AT&T. It's not for beginners, though.
Apparently Sony's kind-of-pocketable Vaio P has begun shipping out to those who pre-ordered. So if you were holding off until it was all too real, now's the time to order.
I've had plenty of time to spend with Sony's bite-sized Vaio P, and now it's time to deliver a verdict on whether or not the 1.4-pound device really performs as advertised. Sony's Vaio P managed to generate some buzz at CES, largely based around its minuscule footprint, 1.4-pound weight and ultra-wide LCD screen. Sony aggressively marketed this device as not being a netbook, but rather as a full-functioning laptop. They even went as far as to install Windows Vista Home Basic on the Vaio P despite an Atom processor, and gave it the 1600x768 resolution. This left two big questions to be answered: Is it suitable for real everyday use? And does it transcend the netbook category and enter the realm of media notebook?
This Sony Vaio P is tiny, so it's quite amazing to see how many things can come out of it. I think the PC User guys threw in some PSP circuits to confuse us.
If we had to pick a winner from the CES gadgets we've seen so far, it'd be a toss-up between the Palm Pre and the Sony Vaio Pocket P netbook. The good news for Aussies is that Sony has decided to officially announce pricing and release dates for their netbook-killer... Just don't expect it to come cheap.