The Sheer Brilliance of Modern Portable Technology

How seamless synchronisation is taken for granted

Craig McWha
CodeX

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Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

Like many people, I often take my Amazon Kindle with me to work for those quiet downtime moments. It helps provide some light relief and much needed stress-free escapism from the daily grind.

This morning I messed up. As that orange oaf who used to reside in The White House might say, I had messed up ‘bigly’. I forgot my Kindle. The horror of horrors. What I do have is an Audible subscription. And a copy of the same book I was reading on my Kindle in my Audible library. Excellent, thinks I. I’ll just scrub forward until I reach the page I’m up to in my Kindle and I can resume from there.

Imagine my surprise when the Audible book opened up at the exact same location as I was in the Kindle version.

Seamless synchronisation across devices.

I had absolutely no idea that the Kindle and Audible were capable of this. They are both Amazon companies, but I was under the (mistaken) impression that it was only Apple devices that had this capability. I guess that just shows how much of an Apple fanboy I have become.

This sudden realisation has given me pause for thought. The cloud has changed the way we work. No longer do we have to…

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Craig McWha
CodeX
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Former rough sleeper, UK RAF veteran, graduate. Interested in society and social issues. A growing interest in tech stuff and Cyber Security.