Later today, you'll be full of turkey and bored with talking to your family. Fact. So why not settle down with a nice story? In fact, how about these three unpublished works by JD Salinger, that have just been leaked online?
Adobe just released CreatePDF for iOS. It's supposed to be an Adobe Acrobat equivalent in terms of creating PDF files on your iPhone or iPad. According to Adobe, it'll make PDFs that look "exactly" like your original files.
The rabble rousers at the World Wildlife Fund (they re-named fake wrestling!) have created a new, PDF-type file format called WWF. It's a file format that CANNOT be printed out. The idea: save as WWF, save a tree.
Epson's new PrintJinni app will let you beam email-attached Microsoft Office files, PDFs and JPGs to your printer, without the need for an extra computer. Epson claims that WiFi transfer process will maintain full document layout integrity, for those concerned. [iTunes]
iBooks just got a decent-sized update, bringing native PDF support (yes!) as well as bookmarks. Your PDFs will get their own seperate bookshelf. The update drops later this month.
PadNotes, an upcoming iPad app, offers a very simple, very useful function that the iPad seems to lack: You can type and draw on any PDF. Watch the video and you'll understand, the possibilities are quite impressive. [9to5Mac]
Amazon claims that all it took was a six month firmware improvement test to get the Kindle 2 to run for 85 percent longer than before, which is a pretty damn impressive feat of engineering.
The rumored larger-screened Kindle that should be announced Wednesday just had some basic specs leak out, as well as a few possible shots. Is there any hope for our nation's beleaguered journalists? Updated.
While it's not the grand opening of the Kindle app store or anything, a developer decided to write an app for Kindle 2 that converts .pdf and .epub docs to Kindle's beloved .mobi format.
I've always found PDFs to be supremely annoying thanks to Acrobat Reader's slow, crashy behavior. Now, Gmail is allowing users to skip the Reader altogether.
Microsoft just signed a deal to license Adobe's Flash Lite and Reader PDF formats for Windows Mobile. There's no word yet on when this will appear in the operating system itself, but it's a nice show of openness. It also means two things:
1) Microsoft's Flash competitor, Silverlight, may not be cutting the mustard,…
Atiz has developed a device called the BookSnap, which allow you to accurately rip your books to PDF format. The product is aimed at the individual consumer, which is interesting given its $1595 price tag. Nevertheless, the method of its operation is rather clever, but the BookSnap does have one tiny flaw:
Folks who actually paid close to half a grand for the Sony Reader probably won't mind too much about having to buy eBooks to read on it. But it's not like they enjoy spending more money. For those people, Make's got a guide to optimizing PDFs for Sony Reader's format.
Bought all your equipment secondhand from craigslist, or just frequently misplace manuals? Lifehacker has found a site that stores a bunch of manual PDFs for anything from antenna distributors to microwave ovens. Great for us impatient types that rip apart the packaging in a new toy and end up throwing out the manual…