Why I Stopped Using @Pinterest

Not only was my account hacked, I didn’t get a notification of the hack until days after and after I had changed my password. None the less, this isn’t the only reason.

I’m not a power social website user. I drop in from time to time on different social networks, post a few, +1/like a few, and share a few, and then I’m out. I really enjoyed Pinterest when I got an account there, I was using the bookmarklet and pinning left and right.

Then the problems started. The website is completely unusable on the iPad and my Android phone. I’m unable to do basic functions because the layout doesn’t work that well on these devices. Not only that, but the application on iOS has no sharing/pinning functionality. It is said to allow you to install a bookmarklet but there is no share feature that is built in most of the iOS applications. What about the device I use the most, my phone? There is yet an Android app and with a website that big, they should have an app ready within a short period of time.

I’m not that motivated to stay on Pinterest but I’ll stick around and see what happens.

eBook Review: Freaks (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #8.5)

Freaks (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #8.5)Freaks by Tess Gerritsen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Exactly what you’d expect from a thriller book. It has all the components of a good thriller, yet the story isn’t deep enough. I’d attribute that to the length of the story, yet I do believe it could have been done better. Nonetheless, worthy of a short sit and read for entertainment.

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Evernote – Remember Everything

evernote If you’re like me, then you love taking notes. I write down on paper, notebooks, notes on my phone, emails to myself, text files, Google documents, and nearly any place I can write.

Evernote has made it easier for me to take notes and finally get them organized! I can write notes now in one place, online and offline and be able to sync them and access them from my Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX machines. The very cool thing that really makes their services distinct is that if you add images to your notes, or take pictures as notes, the image is processed through OCR! Which means when you search you can also search through the images!

You can see a screencast demo on their web site and you can sign up as well! The service is free up to 40mb of monthly bandwidth, but you can also upgrade your account if you need to!

Link: http://www.evernote.com/