• September 14, 2018

    Apple News Here There And Everywhere

  • December 6, 2017

    Audible on Android vs Audible on iOS

    So one of the things I have noticed since using my Google Pixel 2 is Audible on Android is very much different than the Audible App on iOS. To start I can actually purchase books through the app which is something you cannot do and probably will never be able to do in Apple’s ecosystem. The next thing I noticed was that there are more buttons on Android that you do not have on iOS. The Apple interface has the same forward and backward 30 seconds buttons, speed changing button, and volume buttons. Android adds forward and backward rewind buttons which are a nice touch which Audible on iOS does not include. Audible on Android adds one feature I like adding buttons to go back and forth between chapters which Audible on iOS does not have on their interface. Both apps include the table of contents chapter selection button which can be used but I find buttons more a convenient addition when switching between chapters. The one thing I really do not like is that Audible on Android does not have is a volume button right on the main interface which Audible on iOS has and is very handy, I think the Android interface could really benefit from that addition. The Audible on iOS interface includes on the main screen the sleep timer button which Audible for Android has but it’s an extra click on the menu button. The same thing goes for the share button which the Apple version of the app has on the main screen but on Android it’s an extra click to share which is not a big deal but again it’s an extra click, the same thing applies to the share a clip feature. Both the Android and iOS interfaces are different in the color scheme. Android...
  • I spend a lot of time traveling either by car, plane or other means and audiobooks to me are a great way for me to get in my reading. I have the one book a month Audible subscription that works out great for 15 dollars a month. You can get audiobooks from places like library and Cracker Barrel if you’re interested. I have listened to more than 3 audiobooks this year but these are my top three of 2016. The Shining Written by: Stephen King Narrated By: Campbell Scott Description: Danny was only five years old but in the words of old Mr Halloran he was a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage. When his father became caretaker of the Overlook Hotel his visions grew frighteningly out of control.  As winter closed in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seemed to develop a life of its own. It was meant to be empty, but who was the lady in Room 217, and who were the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why did the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow there was an evil force in the hotel – and that too had begun to shine… My Take: Despite seeing the movie which has little to no resemblance to the book. I found the book very entertaining with very too little action. The book kept my interest but did drag at points. I am glad I spent the 15 hours listening and it was a great way to make my plane ride go fast. Would I say it’s the best Stephen King I have ever listened to definably not but Campbell Scott does a great job narrating and bringing you into the story. Would I recommend it to someone else? I most defiantly would...