As I sit alone in my darkened home this morning, drinking my first cup of coffee, I looked-over the apps on my New iPad and then to the “bookmarks” in my browser. I noticed that I’ve collected several references that provide me with information and entertainment each day.
I wondered if someone had put-together a list of their favorite apps or web sites for the forum? I’ll start it off with my (recently) most read online magazine, “Boat US
”. If you haven’t yet discovered it, they offer digital copies (for free!) of their magazine at their web site. Once you click on the link
, a graphical page opens that shows the latest edition. In order to read previous editions, look at the left-hand set of tabs. You should see one that is labeled “back issues”. Click on it to see all of the digitized issues available for your reading pleasure. Right now, it goes back to January/February 2010. I’ve only read the two most current issues, but I just know that I’ll find some nugget of wisdom in each issue, even if it comes from an advertisement.
So check it out and save it to your favorites or bookmarks. The Boat US digital edition
reads just like a printed magazine but is enhanced in one important way: it has hot-links to the advertisers’ web sites. That’s right, you can just click on the hot part (the web link will be highlighted when you roll-over” it) of the advertisement and you’ll be magically transported to the manufacturer’s web site. Ain’t technology great?
If you desire, you can also download each edition in a pdf file for later reading or reference. I tried it and found that reading it with Adobe's PDF reader worked very well - even the hot-links came through.
I’m interested in other such digital magazines and newsletters, so if you know of some, please tell us about it and give us some help in finding it.
PS - Has anyone seen my socks?