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Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen

When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?

Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.

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Pogue Finds B&N Nook a Weak Digital Reader

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David Pogue reviews the Barnes & Noble Nook electronic reader at the New York Times, and finds it a poor competitor to the Kindle for identical features, while its unique features don't measure up to a real difference.favicon follow link

 

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Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-10 13:40
Of course, Apple remains the 800-pound gorilla in the room, since as much as the Nook may not match up to the Kindle, the Kindle doesn't really match up to the iPhone/iPod touch either, and were Apple to release a tablet with a larger screen at a competitive price, it would likely destroy both the Kindle and the Nook.

And honestly, I don't think either Amazon or B&N would really care that much - both are booksellers, not gadget-makers, and would probably do well to focus on their core businesses.