Apple

The best e-book app on iPad? Kindle, says one blogger

By Chris Meadows
August 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

For years now, Apple has enforced a click-through requirement on e-book apps on the iPad—they can’t sell the books directly from their app without giving Apple a cut, so they have to send them to [...]

E-book tablet for frugal Apple fans? 128GB iPad Air with cellular goes for just $449 today

By David Rothman
August 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Quick! You can snap up a silver 128GB iPad Air for Sprint cellular and pay just $449 at B&H. Supposedly, with a different SIM card, the model on sale will also work with AT&T. A silver [...]

What does new Apple hardware portend for e-books? Probably not much

By Chris Meadows
August 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

Apple is holding one of its traditional show-off-the-new-hardware events next month, which means it’s time for everyone to prognosticate or scrabble whatever leaks they can find. Tech Insider is [...]

Does Apple Music for Android portend an Android iBooks?

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Might iBooks come to Android? The obvious answer is something involving porcine aviation, but maybe it just got a little less unlikely. Prompted by a 9to5Mac article about a job posting by Apple [...]

Modern operating systems are gradually eroding user privacy

By Chris Meadows
August 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

If you value your privacy, you may not be too pleased with recent developments in computer and mobile device technology. Computers and smartphones have gotten smarter and smarter, but this has come [...]

Own a recent iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? Here’s how to make your Lightning cable last longer

By David Rothman
August 3, 2015 // 4 Comments

Here are a few tips from 9to5Mac for owners, er, victims, of the oft-troublesome Lightning cables 1. "As a general rule, legitimately Apple-authorized Lightning cables don’t sell for less than [...]

TeleRead Links: Apple music and the FTC, Harcourt agency pricing, free book vending machines, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

FTC investigation into Apple heats up, music streaming services hit with subpoenas (The Verge) Before Apple decided to get into the streaming game, its 30 percent tax was still a pain for music [...]

TeleRead Links: E-books by phone and candle? Apple Siri and music hassles. Streaming vs. ripping.

By Chris Meadows
July 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

Indoor candle device is designed to keep phones charged (Phys.org) An emergency generator for your phone at time of power outages? That’s an offer in the form of a crowdfunded-campaign item [...]

Requiem for the iPod Touch

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

It’s funny how viewpoints change over time. Apple just introduced a new version of the iPod Touch the other day, with a faster CPU and better camera hardware. The price stays about the same, [...]

Neil Young pulls all his music from streaming services

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Neil Young might be searching for a heart of gold, but as far as he’s concerned, streaming music services are for ears of tin. Today he announced via Facebook that “Streaming has ended for me”. [...]

‘iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone’

By David Rothman
July 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

So what do the TeleRead community’s Mac owners think of this upbeat review, of iBooks Author 2.3, by iMore‘s Serenity Caldwell? Excerpt: Apple has essentially created an ePub 3-compliant [...]

TeleRead Links: Drying out your phone, writing on a $19 device, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 13, 2015 // 5 Comments

Gazelle’s Guide to Water Damage: The Truth About Rice, the Galaxy and Everything (Gazelle) It turns out that dry rice isn’t necessarily the best solution for dehydrating dunked phones. Silica gel [...]

FTC reportedly investigates Apple restrictions on iOS music service apps

By Chris Meadows
July 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is quietly investigating whether the terms Apple places on competitors’ music services on its devices pose an anti-trust issue, Reuters reports based on anonymous [...]

Appeals court upholds Cote’s Apple anti-trust verdict and settlement

By Chris Meadows
June 30, 2015 // 5 Comments

Only last month, the 2nd Circuit appeals court said that anti-trust monitor Michael Bromwich could continue to monitor Apple in a ruling on Apple’s appeal of Judge Cote’s refusal to dismiss him. [...]

Voice Dream text-to-speech reader to appear for Android in August

By David Rothman
June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve praised the Voice Dream e-reader as a stellar way to enjoy text to speech of files in ePub, HTML, plain text, Word and other formats. Other apps offer TTS. But Voice Dream Reader also comes [...]

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