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What Does Google Want Us to Do With All These Free PDF eBooks?

Richard Crocker

If you haven't heard yet, Google has just announced that a bunch of the books it has been scanning for its Google Books Library Program are now available for free download as PDFs. There's no doubt Google needs to be applauded for the idea, but the execution (i.e. the books they've produced) could definitely do with some work. The PDF books are difficult to download, large in size, of such low resolution they're difficult to read, cannot be searched, and do not allow the user to copy text from them. It's left me wondering what Google expects people to do with the books.

Creative & Print   August 31, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: How green is your cellphone?

Dan Shea

Greenpeace has released the Green Electronics Guide, which examines the eco-friendliness of various electronics companies, including cellphone manufacturers Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorolla and Samsung. The marking criteria include company global policies, the volumes of harmful chemicals in the product and how well the companies handle discarded units at the end of their consumer life.

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2006

Karl's Corner: What is a PDF?

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl outlines his answers to the old question: "What is a PDF?"

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2006

This week in PDF: Change is as good as a holiday

Dan Shea

As a couch-jumping dynamo bids a not-so-fond adieu to his home studio of 14 years in Hollywood, the PDF world keeps moving apace. This week in PDF sees the release of a freeware PDF viewer, a new piece of PDF creation and conversion software and the launch of a new online mail merge to PDF service.

Enterprise & Government   August 30, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Epiliepsy handout for kids

Dan Shea

Epilepsy is a common disorder, but the resulting seizures can be a great source of distress and anxiety for the uninformed, particularly if they are children. Thanks to Epilepsy.com, you can now download a PDF handout for children to help alleviate the fear that can result when a child is diagnosed with epilepsy.

Enterprise & Government   August 23, 2006

This week in PDF: Hot wires!

Dan Shea

This week in PDF, the wires have been running hot. Darn hot. In fact, it's barely possible to take a step without stepping on a press release connected to the wonderful world of PDF. Busy is good, though. This week, there have been industry newsbits, developments around some well-known PDF libraries and updates to a trio of conversion tools.

Enterprise & Government   August 23, 2006

Karl's Corner: PDFs on a plane

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks DVT prevention and Snakes on a Plane.

Enterprise & Government   August 23, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Hi-ho Silver!

Dan Shea

Many a city-clicker enjoys occasionally heading out to the country to change the air in their lungs and (carefully) ride a horse or three. That said, anyone looking to get serious about breeding or showing horses had better get a firm handle on the rules and regulations. Courtesy of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' AssociationSM (TWHBEASM), there is now an official TWH Rulebook available as a free PDF download. The book includes everything you always wanted to know about Tennessee Walking Horses but were afraid to ask.

Enterprise & Government   August 16, 2006

This week in PDF: New PDF Conference on horizon

Dan Shea

The Ides of August have come and gone, and that means that it's barely a month until the best holiday of the year -- International Talk Like A Pirate Day. To put aside that growing excitement for a moment, this week in PDF sees the emergence of a new PDF conference that will cater to the US's wild Midwest and an update to a PDF-to-Word conversion tool.

Enterprise & Government   August 16, 2006

Karl's Corner: PDF in the Midwest

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from BinaryThing CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks the postponement of one of his favorite events and a new PDF conference on the horizon.

Enterprise & Government   August 16, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: Falling off a blog...

Dan Shea

Blogs are all around these days, and can be a great way to stay in the loop on everything from the lives of friends to market trends and even inside scoops in the case of corporate blogs. As highlighted in a talk at the recent Black Hat security conference, the bad news is that web-based feeds such as RSS and Atom, which quickly send updated blog information to subscribers, are not without their risks.

Enterprise & Government   August 09, 2006

This week in PDF: Adobe CEO Chizen: Acrobat 8 coming in 2006

Dan Shea

This week in PDF sees a patent granted to a 3D design vendor and the launch of a new Web site designed to teach users about document and information security. If that weren't enough, we have some official word from Adobe on its current position and the release of Acrobat 8.

Enterprise & Government   August 09, 2006

This week in PDF: Contest winners announced

Dan Shea

The new month is upon us, and along with the release of a new PDF conversion service on the WWW, we have some good news of our own, here at Planet PDF. This week in PDF sees Planet PDF announce the final winners of its recent promotional competition along with a brand-spanking-new major sponsor.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2006

Ubiquitous PDF: How do you like dat Apple?

Dan Shea

You may remember the part in the film of Forrest Gump where the affable protagonist reveals that he had invested early in what he thought was a fruit company -- Apple -- but what of the real-life technical history of that entity's well-known operating system? It's now being made available for download in PDF form, courtesy of Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach author Amit Singh.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2006

Karl's Corner: Short & sweet -- PDF online

Karl De Abrew

The latest rumblings and ramblings from Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew. This week, Karl talks about a handy online widget for creating PDF documents.

Enterprise & Government   August 02, 2006

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