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YLSNED: Kindle ‘Share’ button’

Posted by Steven Kennedy on February 24, 2011


I was reading a book on Cloud Security and Privacy on my Kindle to day and there was a section that I wanted to make a note about but I didn’t have my laptop with me, or a note pad. I thought about using my ‘droid to take the note but I remembered that the Kindle allows you to highlight sections, so that’s what I did.

In doing so I saw that there was an button to Share the highlight and the note associated with it. When I clicked on the Share button I was given the option of sharing via Twitter or Facebook. I choose Twitter. I then had to link my Kindle to my Twitter account.

Once I ‘d completed the link I went back to the eBook I was reading and went through the sharing process again, only to run in to an issue. It wouldn’t let me! Turns out you can only make use of this feature for books that you’ve purchased via Amazon. The one I was reading I’d loaded on to my Kindle myself, it’s an eBook from O’Reilly that I converted to Kindle format.

So the good new is you can ‘Share’ comments and notes from the Kindle via Twitter. The bad news is you can only use for books obtained from Amazon.

You can see an example of the Tweet below, followed by a screen shot of where the tweet link takes you.

Tweet

Kindle - Sharing via Twitter

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Aaargh!

Posted by Steven Kennedy on February 24, 2011


I’ve a Microsoft Rights Management Service server setup on my home network. I have it working with Office 2010 and Exchange 2010. Then I found a reference on-line to the fact that RMS could be made to work with Office for the Mac 2011. So I followed the instructions and I can open and read RMS protected Office documents but the icon to set permissions is grayed out. That’s when I found the following reference in the Word:Mac Product Guide;

Creating IRM-protected documents with Office for Mac 2011 requires the volume license edition of Office 2011, as well as a Rights Management server running Windows Server 2008 R2. SP1 Opening IRM-protected content to which you have been given access can be done from any edition of Office for Mac 2011 or from Office 2003 for Windows or later.

The version I have is the ordinary retail version of Office for Mac 2011. So I can open and read protected documents but I cannot create them. I have a TechNet account and I checked the version available there and it’s; Office for Mac 2011 Home and Business, the same version as I already have. Guess I’m not going to be testing RMS with the Mac anytime soon.

Crying face

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