Though iTunes has its own basic CD label-making tool, using a program like CoverStudio 2 gives your CDs and DVDs a lot more style. The program leads you through a step-by-step process, starting with several choices for what type of label you want to make. DVD cases, DVD booklets, slim cases, jewel cases, Blu-ray cases, and labels for the actual discs are all available. Simply check the box for what you want to make and then choose how you want to format the labels for your printer. You can grab an image you already have or choose from several images … Read more
CNET's Dan Ackerman reviewed the Booklet recently, and while he wished it was equipped with the faster version of the Atom processor, he said it was one of the most upscale-looking and well-built Netbooks we've tested and the battery life is great.
He also noted how the AT&T mobile broadband service connects automatically, and the process was "wonderfully transparent, … Read more
Mobile phone maker Nokia is jumping into the Netbook pool with its recently announced Booklet 3G laptop (as seen in the video). We've just gotten our hands on the final version of the system, and here are our initial impressions.
The Booklet 3G is easily one of the most upscale-looking Netbooks we've seen. It feels solid and well-built in your hands, without being too heavy. The screen hinge in particular feels pleasingly tight, while the slightly too thick keyboard tray has zero flex even when pressing down firmly on the keyboard.
Unlike the gently tapered sides of many … Read more
We've been waiting a long time for the Google Android Motorola Sholes to clear the Federal Communications Commission, so you can imagine our disappointment when we saw just the GSM version of the handset get certification this week. It's the CDMA model for Verizon that we want, so we'll just have to hold out a little longer. The FCC also gave the nod to Acer's first crop of smartphones and the Nokia Booklet 3G. We know that the latter isn't a smartphone, but we threw it in anyway.
Because the FCC has to certify every … Read more
We've been hearing about the Nokia Booklet for the past couple of months now (August, September). But the Scandinavian manufacturer that's known for its cell phones has finally filled in the blanks and given us the U.S. details on what the Booklet 3G is all about.
While we had previously heard that Nokia's Windows 7 Netbook would cost as much as $600, it turns out that subsidizing will help out significantly. The Windows 7 Netbook is set to arrive on October 22 for $299 with a two-year AT&T wireless contract, which will run $60 a month. Also, the Booklet 3G will be available exclusively at Best Buy through the holidays. The Booklet 3G's unsubsidized price will indeed be $599, which is crazy high.
So...you walk into Best Buy and see a Nokia Booklet 3G for $299 and a 32GB iPhone 3GS for $299, both with two-year service agreements. Which would you buy?
Specs and more details after the break.… Read more
We're not real sure about the iRex reader, Microsoft's Courier is a lot of smoke, Palm gets told to sit down and be quiet about iTunes syncing, and a PlayStation 2 for you car. And finally, Brian imparts a valuable life lesson for everyone listening.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1069
New iRex reader http://www.gearlog.com/2009/09/new_ebook_reader_getting_push.php
Verizon and Best Buy both make moves into e-readers http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/technology/internet/23ebooks.html
Microsoft Courier “booklet” computer … Read more
STUTTGART, Germany--It looks like a notebook, and its unibody aluminum chassis is surprisingly sleek in a MacBook kind of way. But Nokia's Booklet 3G, announced last week, also is something of a hybrid.
Its guts are standard Netbook with a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 10.1-inch 1,280x720 screen, 1GB RAM, and 120GB HDD. Beyond that, Nokia maxes out with a glut of features that include a Webcam, HDMI-out, three USB ports, SD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE ready, Bluetooth, A-GPS support, and yes, even Windows 7. Let's hope performance and battery life aren't overly … Read more
Apple's letter to the FCC makes some pretty incredible claims about what Google Voice does to the iPhone's phone functionality. TechCrunch calls the claims misleading when they're being nice. To us, they sound like lies. We're also kinda taken with the Nokia laptop. Yes, Nokia is making a laptop. And, of course, the week of stars kicks off with guest host Patrick Beja.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1048
Apple answers the FCC's questions http://www.apple.com/hotnews/apple-answers-fcc-questions/ http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/21/the-simple-truth-whats-really-going-on-with-apple-google-att-and-the-fcc/ … Read more
Not a week goes by without another electronics giant deciding to hop on the overcrowded Netbook bandwagon. Still, it's unusual when a phone manufacturer decides to cross over. Nokia, long rumored to be getting into 3G mini-laptops or "smartbooks," has finally announced a very real 10-inch Netbook.
Called the Booklet 3G, it has a clear design relationship with its phone line, while still being an honest-to-goodness laptop (as opposed to some sort of smartphone hybrid). Running an Atom Z530 processor instead of the more common N270, it also has:An HDMI port Wi-Fi 3G (obviously) An SD … Read more
If you're an office worker in the unfortunate position of having a lackluster printer that's incapable of printing booklets, or have a general hatred of Acrobat's built-in booklet making resources check out BookletCreator.
It's a free service that takes any PDF you can throw at it and reorders the pages and layout to be printable as a multipage booklet. For the sake of your clients, it's even nice enough to send you back a copy that can be printed locally on other nonbooklet printing devices, free of any watermarks or other changes to the original … Read more