Articles by Paul St John Mackintosh

What does Windows 10 mean for Chromebooks?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 11, 2015 // 3 Comments

Few can have missed the enticing offers for Chromebooks at back-to-school discounts, with the Google Store offering up to $30 off already dirt-cheap devices, or as little as $159.99 for Acer’s [...]

Finding the best EPUB reader solution

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 5, 2015 // 4 Comments

As some readers may remember, I recently plumped for a Lenovo A7-10 as my preferred ereading/writing platform. And since this has a microSD card slot for storage expansion, it made huge sense to [...]

British Fantasy Awards 2015 slate comes barreling out of left field

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The nomination shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards 2015 have just been announced, and a particularly strong slate for this year seems to almost be making a deliberate effort to put clear blue [...]

Sweden’s Telegram Studios takes book tech, formats to the limit

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most interesting publishing houses I encountered while in Sweden was Telegram Studios, which describes itself as “a brand new type of publisher for music, books and apps, powered by [...]

How I finally fixed my Android phone’s internal storage issues

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

At long, long last I finally worked out how to cure my Navon Mizu M500 Android smartphone of the insufficient storage issues that were bedeviling it. Despite all my past efforts to clean it out, the [...]

Interview with Swedish comic artist Peter Bergting

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

While in Sweden, I got in touch with local comic artist Peter Bergting. As per his official bio, Peter Bergting “has written four young adult novels in Swedish for a major publisher [...]

What ails Sweden’s book world?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

After several very in-depth discussions with publishers, booksellers, and writers in Sweden, I can report an industry in crisis – and one which is stumbling towards possible solutions, [...]

In Stockholm’s Strindberg Museum

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Polymath playwright, novelist, and painter August Strindberg is the one Swedish author that everyone knows (until Stieg Larsson, perhaps), and so he naturally enough is commemorated by the Strindberg [...]

The English Bookshop in Stockholm moves, goes big

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The English Bookshop in Stockholm, a much-loved local institution with its sister establishment in Uppsala, has just moved from its old location in the historic Gamla Stan to new and bigger premises [...]

Stockholm, sunshine, Swedish literature, Strindberg, … and Nobel Prizes

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’m in sunny (right now) Sweden, home of the Swedish Academy (whose Nobel Museum is pictured above), of Pippi Longstocking, of August Strindberg, of the Millennium trilogy, of┬áThe Wonderful [...]

How to save loads of memory on a MediaTek device

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Readers may recall I rooted my Navon Mizu M500 phone a short while ago, partly in order to stop the machine running short of phone memory and refusing to update apps. Sure enough, the problem started [...]

Why I went for a Lenovo A7-10 instead of a Kindle Fire HD 6

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

For some time now, I’d been toying with moving on from my Google Nexus 7 2012 edition. Partly it was the weight: at 340 grams, the Nexus 7 is a pretty porky beast for its size. Also, I wanted a [...]

Book review: Strange Tales V edited by Rosalie Parker, Tartarus Press

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The fifth in an award-winning series of speculative fiction anthologies from Tartarus Press, Strange Tales V contains some outstanding instances of dark, strange, bizarre, and disturbing writing. No [...]

How to handle PDFs on Android devices – or at least, try

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 22, 2015 // 4 Comments

PDF is an ereader file format I’m still being bombarded with constantly, despite my issues with it. I find its lumpy file size and rigidity to be hugely challenging, for relatively little [...]

How to fill your Kindle with free and discounted titles

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 19, 2015 // 4 Comments

No, this isn’t the obvious call to go to Gutenberg and download out-of-copyright titles, handy as that is. But it is a testament to how useful a good grasp of the deal alert resources out there [...]

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