iPad

The iPad Pro as an e-book machine—and possible savior of frogs

By David Rothman
August 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Whenever the big-screened iPad Pro shows up—perhaps in September or later this year—it will matter to the e-book world. Maybe not instantly. But in time. A 12-13 inch screen would be a [...]

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 [...]

A speedier iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in two minutes—and longer battery life, too

By David Rothman
August 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

The trick is to get rid of the system animations, which hog resources. I own an iPad Air 2, so I’m not sure it will matter as much as with older machines. But I’ve given this a try anyway. Steps: [...]

‘Do Chromebooks make good ereaders’—for K-12 students or adults?

By David Rothman
August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Face it. One iPad per child can pricey for many school districts—just ask Los Angeles. What to buy instead if budgets are tight? Some districts have snapped up Android tablets. But there is [...]

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 [...]

Interactive graphic novel Midnight Rises by John Scalzi interacts with new mobile shooter game

By Chris Meadows
February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Interactive book apps may not yet have set the world on fire, but there is at least one place for them—as an adjunct to video games. On January 28, 2015, Industrial Toys LLC released Midnight [...]

Review: iPad Air

By Joanna Cabot
December 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

It has been the season for tech upgrading in our house! My iPad and Macbook both got replaced, and we got a second Apple TV for the main television. I don’t love doing all of this. It is nice [...]

Chikita Insights numbers show iPad still dominates North American tablet usage

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Fourth Quarter 2014 Tablet Update from research firm Chikita Insights shows a sustained and apparently unassailable lead for Apple in the North American tablet market. “iPad users [...]

iBooks to be included with every iOS 8 device; will the DoJ take notice?

By Chris Meadows
June 5, 2014 // 4 Comments

Apart from all the little features it’s swiping from Android (finally, widgets, custom keyboards, and cross-app sharing APIs!), the new iPhone OS 8 includes one little feature that Mark Coker of [...]

Review: Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

By libertyc
December 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

I finished reading Fred Vogelstein’s book Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, which I mentioned in my post yesterday. I quite enjoyed it. Even though I read the [...]

Voice Dream reader app can now play audiobooks

By libertyc
December 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

The new version of the Voice Dream reader app, a superb iOS text-to-speech app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, can now play audiobooks, too. Even at $10, costlier than the typical app, Voice [...]

Does the death of the PC herald a closed-device future?

By libertyc
November 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

Oh noes! They’re killing the PC! Mass computing devices face the dark future of tablets with restricted operating systems that limit what you can do and what apps you can install! We must all run [...]

iPad success secret: Building on the iPhone, and replacing laptops

By libertyc
November 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

Wired is running an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Fred Vogelstein, looking at how Steve Jobs made the iPad successful when no other tablet ever had been. There’s an interesting parallel with [...]

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