Zite

I love Zite.  If you don’t know of it you can look at the Zite website.  I read it every day on my iPad and it’s such a useful way to get news and articles about the things I’m interested in.  Not only can you set the categories you want, it will learn from your preferences if you like or dislike articles you read.  It’s also really easy to post links to Twitter and Facebook.

And now I have a good Android phone I’ve installed it on there, too.  Perfect.

I never felt that general interest print magazines covered the kind of things I wanted and specialist magazines were too specialised, if that makes sense.  Now Zite is the kind of thing that appeals to me on all sorts of levels, from gaming news to articles on writing to world news to comics.  It pulls together a great mix of serious and light, heavy reading and the trivial.

I think it’s what tablets and smart phones were invented for. 🙂

New phone

Today I took delivery of a new phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3.  It’s a little bewildering in its complexity, but it’s so much better than the previous one I had, an HTC which wasn’t as sensitive as it could have been.  I’m looking forward to using it as a smartphone should be used.   This blog post is bei g written on the phone, which is cool.

A new phone

Yesterday I received my new phone, an HTC Wildfire S, which is an Android based smartphone.  I’m already really pleased with it – not only can I send and receive e-mails and Tweets, I can post to my blog like this.  It doesn’t have the ease of a computer or even the iPad, but it’s pretty cool.  I’ve also found Evernote for it, which allows me to synchronize my notes between all my devices.  I may even use it as a phone, too.