The Drill Down 334: Targeted and Profiled
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This week, Google fights on Amazon‘s turf, the collateral damage behind NSA target searches, the TSA‘s new rule for electronic gadgets, we think we know what the iPhone 6’s screen looks like, and more…

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The Drill Down 256: Holiday Gift Guide 2012
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The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give… and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us.

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eBook Deal: Star Wars – Fate of the Jedi: Outcast For $1.99!

Amazon and Random House Digital have a surprising deal on the opening tale of the current Star Wars novel series, Fate of the Jedi. Entitled Outcast, the eBook version of the novel is currently available for $1.99! That’s 93% off of the usual $27 price — an excellent deal for the Star Wars Expanded Universe addict.

Also, being so close to the holiday season, it would make a pretty good cheap gift for someone who is just getting into the whole Kindle scene.

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Book Review: ‘The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader’ Enhanced eBook
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The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
The Chronicles Of Narnia
By C.S. Lewis
Enhanced eBook
Price: $9.99
Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Release date: October 26, 2010

With The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie out in theaters this weekend, it’s a great time to go back and read the classic C.S. Lewis story in this brand new Enhanced eBook edition recently released by HarperCollins for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch handheld devices.

Dawn Treader has always been one of my favorite Narnia books, so I’ve read it in print, but then I also purchased the Kindle edition when I got that device. It’s a quick read, so I found it very easy to get through in ebook format. Now I’ve also read this Enhanced eBook edition, which has full-color illustrations and is packed with lots of interactive features, on my iPad through iBooks and found it even more enjoyable.

Enhanced eBooks are relatively new on the market, and I don’t think they’re really on anyone’s radar at this time, but I’m hoping that will change, as publishers are getting more creative in how they put these eBooks together. I love illustrated books, so being able to read this with full-color illustrations was a real treat. Also, double-tapping the images enlarges them, which was a nice bonus.

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