Happy Friday! This week's question is from Kaitlyn, who is
shopping for an e-book reader for her 71-year-old
grandmother. She's asked us to help her out with some buying
advice, as she just started looking and realized that there
are a plethora of different ones to choose from and the
expression "Oh, my" says it all.
Well, Kaitlyn, no worries, you're in good hands with our
members here. We received a bunch of very helpful advice
--ranging from the explanation of different types of readers,
ease of use, pros and cons of each, features you may want to
consider, and personal opinions of each. Some folks even
recommended considering a tablet PC as an alternative to an
e-book reader as it can offer more.
However, what I loved about this week's responses is that
there were many answers from members who are around the same
age group as Kaitlyn's grandmother and offered their
perspective on the device they use which I think will offer
invaluable insights. There's a lot of great information from
everyone, so read up. If you have any additional advice to
share, please bring it to table. I think after Kaitlyn reads
all the information, she will have a much better idea of what
to get her grandmother. Thanks everyone for your help and
have a great weekend!
Q: E-book choices, oh my! Hello! I want to get my grandmother an e-book reader for her
71st birthday but I don't know where to start! There are so
many choices right now with the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and more.
Does anyone have recommendations? If you have a reader, what
do you like or dislike about it? I need one that's easy
enough for my grandmother to use, just like she's reading a
real book. But it needs to have portability and a decent
battery life. She does use e-mail at home so she has some
familiarity with current technology.
Q: What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything? Good Day, I have a Gateway GT5428 computer, running Windows
Vista Home premium that works reasonably well for all my
needs. Recently it has started doing some intense internal
work while connected to the internet and while sitting
inactive for hours. What could be causing all of the apparent
computing when nothing is active? I have shut off every non
important program that I can find in MSCONFIG but still it
sounds overly busy. Is finally goes quiet if disconnected
from the internet for about 10 minutes or more. I have
scanned it with every conceivable software to see if there is
something odd inside but I can't find anything out of the
ordinary. I am running Avast free antivirus and it has never
suggested anything wrong.