Kindle hangs

Two days in and my Kindle has hung. It locked up when reading the Daily Telegraph. No button presses worked except the power switch. However although it switched off, it wouldn’t switch back on. A quick call to Amazon’s Kindle helpline and a helpful chap called Antonio supplied the information, that the hard reset of holding the power switch on for 20 seconds would fix the problem. It did.

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Kindle arrived today

Rather spookily the new Kindle arrived pre-setup to know it was mine. Out of the rather natty simple but effective packaging with a solid green feel it powered up calling itself Stephen’s Kindle. This was the 3G version which connected immediately to ‘Whispernet’ as Amazon calls it. It sort of out Appled Apple doing that. Very impressive.

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Chord Co launches new Cadenza Interconnect cable

A classic design revisited: based on the original Chord Chorus, the Cadenza uses heavy-gauge silver-plated oxygen free copper conductors in a twisted pair configuration. The 18 gauge multi-strand conductors deliver a more neutral tonal signature than the slightly larger 16 gauge of its predecessor, while maintaining the big, bold and dynamic presentation that so many Chorus owners loved.

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iPhone 4 first impressions

My iPhone 4 32Gb has arrived and is installed and working. What an amazing hassle. Vodafone managed to make the experience difficult and time consuming.

It’s working and with a Incipio Feather case the antenna problem isn’t that significant even though I hold my phone in my left hand.

The plusses are: a fabulous screen, it’s fast and mail using Exchange Server no longer slows it to a apparent halt.

The negatives are: it doesn’t fit so well or confidently in my hand, I’m struggling to get a screen protector to fit properly and I don’t like the look of it as much as my 3G.

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