Free Ebook Readers For Your Mobile Device

eBook Reader

There’san old saying that goes: “Book are the windows on the world.” Even though in this digital age the leading role in the acquirement of information has been taken over by the internet, books still play their part as an opening to the vast world of knowledge out there.

But modern technology has also brought changes to the world of books. Aside from words printed on “dead trees,” we also have digital versions of books or better know as ebooks (electronic books) which can be read on any digital device with ebook reader applications installed.

If you love reading and want to carry a “library” inside your pocket, here are several free ebook readers that you can install in your mobile device.

1. Adobe PDF Reader

One of the oldest and most popular formats of eBook is PDF, and what is a better PDF reader than the one made by creator of the PDF itself: Adobe?
The advantage of this format is that the documents will look the same wherever you open them. But you’ll need to continuosly re-size the page on small screens. If your device is based on Pocket PC, Palm, or Symbian, you are good to go. There’s also the iPhone versions that you can grab from iTunes Store.

2. Ibis Reader

Another format that has been increasing in popularity is ePub-thanks to the adaptation of the format by Apple for its iBooks publications. And the most popular ePub reader out there is Ibis Reader.
One of the  advantages of this format is that it will adjust the page layout according to the screen size while keeping the conttnt intact. So, one eBook file will have different screen sizes. This will keep the book readable even on small screens.

3. MobiPocket

Aside from common eBook formats, this one reader is able to open other readable document formats such as office documents and RSS eNews.
This application is available for most digital devices, including Windows Mobile and Blackberry.

4. Kindle

The first popular consumer eBook reader in the world is Kindle. It’s produced and distributed by the biggest bookstore in the world: Amazon. Being the biggest bookstore, Amazon provides Kindle users with a supply of tons of Kindle-friendly eBooks.
But you can also read those eBooks using your own mobile gadget because there are Kindle softwares available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices – aside from the Mac and PC versions.

5. Kobo

Another worthy alternative for eBook readers for mobile devices is Kobo. The free software available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and Palm. Kobo also has its own bookstore where you can get eBooks. They have thousands of free classic books along with tons of new titles.
So if you are an avid reader and you love to fill in those idle times with good reading-wherever you are, you could pick one of these free mobile eBook readers and start flipping those ePages.

English Learning Resources in the Virtual World

English Learnig Resources

If you can understand this sentence, then you understand English and I'm sure you know how to use it. The question is: How well?
There's no limit when it comes to learning a language. How well you can improve your English depends on the availability of reliable resources available (not only in the real world but also on the Internet.

Here are some places in the virtual world that you can visit to try to improve your English.

1. Ultimate Style: The Rules of Writing

The web's ultimate guide to grammar provides a database of topics and an easy-to-search A-Z list of cohmmon questions.

2. Use English Punctuation Correctly

A quick and useful crash course in English punctuation.

3. HyperGrammar

An extensive electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre.

4. Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty's quick and dirty tips for better writing. Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules.

5. Better Writing Skills

This site contains 26 short articles with writing tips about the ampersand, punctuation, character spacing, the difference between i.e. and e.g., etc.

6. The Guide to Grammar and Writing

An old, yet very useful site tht will help you improve your writing on word & sentence level, paragraph level as well as essay & research paper level.

7. Writer's Block

A compact resource with over 20 articles that cover abbreviations, capitalization, numbers, punctuation, word usage and writing styles.

8. Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

This site contains some useful articles that explain common grammar mistakes, basic punctuation, basic sentence concepts etc. Worth visiting and reading.

9. The Learning Centre

A site that contains articles similar to those in POWA, but with more examples.

10. Jack Lynch's Guide to Grammar and Style

Those notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage put together by Jack Lynch, an Associate Professor in the English Department of the Newark campus of Rutgers University, for his classes.

11. English Style Guide

This guide is based on the style book given to all journalists at the weekly newspaper The Economist. The site contains various hints on how to use metaphors, puntuation, figures, hyphens etc. Brief and precise.

12. Technical Writing

An extensive guidance on grammar and style for technical writing.

13. 40+ Tips to Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation

A writer on the DumbLittleMan website wrote: "Purdue University maintains an Online Writing Lab and I spent some time digging through it. Originally the goal was to grab some good tips that would help me out at work and on this site, but there is simply too much not to share." So, basically this page is a much shorter version of OWL.

14. Common Error in English

A collection of common errors in English, with detailed explanations and descriptions of each error.

15. AskOxford: Better Writing

A very useful reference for classic errors and helpful hints but with terrible site navigation.

16. Dr. Grammar's Frequently Asked Questions

Answer to common grammar questions related to English grammar, with examples and additional explanations.

17. English Grammar FAQ

A list of common English language problems and how to solve them. This list was compiled from an extensive archive of postings alt.usage.english by John Lawler, a retired linguistics professor at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Soccer Stadium Do's & Don'ts

Are you eager to watch a football match in a stadium LIVE?
Well, watching a game in a stadium is totally different from watching it in front of a television, for sure. The atmosphere and the experience of either supporting your team or just being there as a neutral spectator could be thrilling or downrightnightmarish. Are you ready to go for the best time of your life? Read on.

1. Eat before going to the stadium. Meals sold at stadiums could be very costly. It's also good for your stomach to eat first, just in case the trip to the stadium takes a long time.

2. Keep everything simple. Only bring your ticket, identification card, and some money. Buy your ticket far ahead from the official seller/box office. An identification card is for emergency purposes, for example if there is a police check. Money is needed in case you need to pay for a bus fare and/or drinks and light snacks sold at the stadium.

3. Go to stadium with minimum fuss. Only use private transport if it's necessary. If you enjoy walking, then go on foot if possile (calculate the distance and also your walking ability and endurance first). This is important to avoid getting caught in traffic jams and/or trying to get a parking space in packed parking lots.

4. Wear a neutral jersey if possible in order to avoid offending the supporters of either team. The majority of people watching a live football match are usually fans from both competing teams. It is therefore important to be "neutral" to avoid being a target of supporters' rage. should you wear your favorite team's costume, pick a seat among the fans of the same team.

5. Arrive early and look for your seat. A time interval of fifteen to thirty minutes before the match starts is desirable. This is to avoid hassles spotting your seat in the event of a "full house" or crowded stadium.

6. Be patient and don't be easily provoked by other supporters. You don't want to hurt yourself, do you? Be prepared always and don't react hastily if a bad thing happens to you.

Get a kick out of the game!

Chit Chat is a Facebook Chat Desktop Clients for Windows

Chit Chat for Facebook
Chit Chat is a Facebook chat desktop client that allows you to chat with your Facebook friends from your desktop. Basically, it's just Facebook IM and no need to access to log into Facebook with your web browser, simply by logging in using this software you can chat with your Facebook friends. See the image below:
What are the benefits of Chit Chat?

Chit Chat is free software, easy to use, display a notification in the tray when your friends are online or when they have been signed out, swift and fast tabbed chat interface making it easy to talk with many up friends at once. See the image below:
System Requirements: Windows XP,Vista,7
More Information & Download: Chat For Facebook

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