Posts Tagged ‘amazon’

Jungle Disk – online backup using Amazon S3

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

I’ve mentioned Jungle Disk in a few tweets before, but now I’ve got my first few bills from them, I thought I’d write a longer post about what they’re like.

For the uninitiated, Jungle Disk is an application that lets you use Amazon’s S3 storage as an online file store and backup service. You can set the app up to point at a directory of your hard-drive and forget about it – letting the client backup your files in the background. And you can get the client for Windows, Mac and Linux.

I started using it last December for digital photos. I had over 20 gigs of photos and video clips – photos from Uni, photos of my daughter’s first few years, photos from my wedding… and tons more.

And I wanted to put them somewhere safe.


Feeling sorry for the Kindle (or “eReader rocks”)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Using the HTC Advantage as an eBook readerBefore Christmas, Amazon brought out a new device – an eBook reader called the Kindle. And, it seemed like the blogosphere pretty much lined up to take turns bashing it.

A shame, really. Because I was quite excited by the whole thing.

I’ve been a fan of eBooks for years now, but they’ve never seemed to have very wide appeal. And with a company as big and mainstream as Amazon pushing them now, I thought this might be time that someone took the case for eBooks to the masses.

Doesn’t seem to be working too well, so far.

Other than what I’ve read in reviews, I don’t know the actual device itself. But some of the features look similar to what I use already, and I’m surprised more positive stuff isn’t being said about them.

So I thought I’d use my first attempt at a video(-ish) blog post to make the case for eBooks, looking at one of my favourites of the Kindle’s features as I use them on my e-book reader.